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Title: The Frostproof news
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Alfred H. Mellor
Place of Publication: Frostproof Polk County Fla
Creation Date: June 1, 2006
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 46, no. 44 (Jan. 6, 1961)-
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ThursdayJune 1, 2006 -Vol. 91 No. 50


At a Glance


City Council
plans meetings
The next Regular City
Council Meeting will be held
Monday, June 5, at 6 p.m.
The City would like to
announce, the Regular City
Council Public Meetings for
July, August and September
will be held the second and
fourth Monday of the month.
Frostproof City Hall is locat-
ed at 111 First Street. For more
information call 635-7855.
Rotary relocates
to City Hall
The Frostproof Rotary Club
will now meet every Thursday
at noon in the second floor
conference room of Frost-
proof City Hall located at 111
First Street. If you would like to
become a member of the
Rotary or be a guest speaker
contact Bea Reifeis at 863-635-
2523. Please lend a hand to
your community and through -
out the world!
1996 FHS
reunion planned
The Frostproof High
School Class of 1996 has
scheduled their 10th year
reunion for the weekend of
June 2 thru June 4. On Fri-
day, June 2.classmates can
meet at the Admiral's Inn
Lounge in Winter Haven
around 8 p.m. On Saturday,
June 3, a dinner will be held
at Antonio's Restaurant
inside the Admiral's Inn in
Winter Haven. Cost is $20
per person. We had to cancel
the formal dinner at Sun N
Lakes Country Club due to
lack of interest. On Sunday.
June 4 classmates--Aill meet
for a BBQ at. Fewox Park
around noon. Cost is $10
Children are FREE. Food will
be provided.
The committee does not
want to cancel due to lack of
interest. Let's make this a
memorable reunion' The
next reunion will not be held
for another 10 years...
Please contact Becky
Donadio for additional infor-
mation at home 863-635.
4839 after 6 or cell phone
863-207-0630 any other time.
Also e-mail
bdonadio@yahoo.com.
FBC annual
VBS program
First Baptist Church
announces the date for their
annual Vacation Bible
School. The Artic Edge-
Where Adventure Meets
Courage! This Awesome
Adventure will be June 5-9.
(Monday-Friday) from 8:30
a.m. 12 (noon). Age 3 -
grade 7 are invited to come
and take the Artic Challenge
with their friends as we race
across the tundra to The Big
Bear Lodge, Kayak Cove,
Snowshoe Canteen, Glacier
Pass, and the Cool Crafts
Depot. Don't forget to invite
your family and friends to a
special evening planned just
for them, June I1 at 6 p.m.
During this time we will
recap the weeks' events w ith
pictures, music, and more of
those Awesome Artic
Snacks. Hope to see you
there! For additional infor-
mation, or to pre-register for
this Fun Free event, contact
Diane Cannon at 635-3603.
First Baptist Church is local-
- ed at 96 West B. Street, Frost-
proof.

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Classifieds .............. 5-6
Obituaries ..............4..
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Polk libraries add new service


The 21st century libraries are
no longer stuffy locations inviting
to only the bookish and studious.
Public libraries are exciting cen-
ters of learning, recreation, tech-
nology and information. The 18
members of the Polk County
Library Cooperative offer books
for all ages, movies on DVD and
VHS, musical recordings ranging
from classical, folk, country,
rock, hip-hop and multi-cultural
on compact disk and a wide
range of audio books on com-
pact disk and cassette tape.


A new service has arrived in
Polk County, creating an easier
and more economical way to
borrow from these treasures in
your community, it's called B-
Mail. B-Mail is a home delivery
service available to library cus-
tomers who reside within Polk
County. Books and materials are
mailed to customers whose
library membership is in good
standings. Some restrictions
apply.
B-Mail saves you steps, stops
and gas in your busy day. B-Mail


delivery to your home is free.
When the title you've requested
is located within the Polk County
Library Cooperative's system it is
delivered via the US Postal Ser-
vice to the address listed on your
library account. The return of
books and materials is the
responsibility of the customer.
B-Mail materials can be
returned to any Polk County
Library Cooperative site, includ-
ing the PCLC Bookmobile. Mem-
ber libraries are Auburndale Pub-
lic Library, Bartow Public Library,


FHS: 'Class of 2006' celebrates graduation


.... .. Fro.slproof News/Cindy Monk
Several FMSHS seniors gathered together for a picture following the baccalaureate,
ceremony held Sunday May 21 at the First United Methodist Church. Left to right;
Telia Boatwright, Beatrice Brown, Chaquita Johnson, Erica Baldwin, Derrick McMa-
hon and Stephanie Henry.


Dr. C.C. Pearce Memorial Library
in Mulberry, Dundee Public
Library, Eagle Lake Public
Library and Fort Meade Public,
Library. Additional members
include Haines City Public
Library, Lake Alfred Public
Library, Lake Wales Public
Library, Lakeland Public Library,
the Larry Jackson Branch of the
Lakeland Public. Library, Latt
Maxcy Memorial Library in Frost-
proof, Polk City Library, the Polk
County Historical and Genealogi-
cal Library, the Justice Stephen


Grimes Law Library and Winter
Haven Public Library. The Polk
County Library Cooperative's
Bookmobile schedule is located
at
www.lakelandgov.net/library/bk
mobile or call your local library.
B-Mail returns may also, be
mailed back to your home
library, or to the B-Mail office. A
return label is included with each
shipment.
B-Mail originated for people
See Polk Page 2


WSC offers




classes on




weekends


WSC offers Bachelor of
Arts in educational studies for
working adults
Do "you have a passion for
teaching and want an oppor-
tuniht to gain the credentials
needed to teach? Warner
Southern College is now offer-
ing a Bachelor of Arts degree
in Educational Studies as part
of its adult education pro-
grams. Courses will be offered
on evenings and weekends to
accommodate working
adults. Students enrolled in
the program will complete
courses to specifically address
teaching skills and practices in
the classroom. Based upon
transfer credits, students can


complete the program in less
than two years of study. Class-
es will be offered on the Lake
Wales campus and at the
Orlando and Melbourne learn-
ing centers. This program is
ideal for the individuals cur-
rently working in the field of
education, such as parapro-
fessionals, or others seeking
to change career fields into
the challenging field of teach-
ing.
For -more .- information
about the Bachelor of Arts in
Educational Studies degree
program at Warner Southern
College, call (863) 638-7117 or
See WSC Page 2


Fouts assists


Salutatorian for FMSHS
was Mary Beth Rowels.
This years' FHS graduation
was held May 23 at Faris
Brannen Football Stadium.


FMSHS senior Brandy Brown delivers the Valedictorian
address at the commencement ceremony held at Faris
Brannen Football Stadium Tuesday, May 23, 2006.


FMSHS Senior Class Presi-
dent; Jahdea 'Jay' Gilden
looks quite happy after com-
pleting the farewell address
at the FHS 2006 commence-
ment ceremony held May 23.


Free summer meals for children


Polk County Schools Food-
service Department provides
free, nutritious meals to needy
children this summer at
approximately 100 sites across
the county. Children, 18 years
and younger, both enrolled
and non-enrolled at program
sites, are eligible for breakfast
or lunch at no cost. The pro-
gram is available to needy chil-
dren during summer vacation
when school meals are not
available. The summer meals
program goes from May 30 to
July 21. Meals will not be
served on Tuesday, July 4,
2006.
Contact Cindy Wimberley at
(863) 534-0588 for a list of
sites, eligibility and registration
information or for further


details. A list of local sites is
also included here by location.
Babson Park-Polk County
Parks & Recreation (Dale R.
Fair Babson Park Elementary).
Frostproof-Frostproof Care
Center, Lakeview Park Com-
munity Center.
Fort Meade-Anna Wood-
bury Elementary.
Lake Wales-Citrus Center
Boys & Girls Club, Polk Avenue
Elementary, Lake Wales Police
Camp, South Lake Wales Sum-
mer Recreation, Teen Out-
reach, Janie Howard Wilson
Elementary, Lake Wales After-
school, Spook Hill Elementary.
The Polk County Schools
Food Department participates
in the Summer Feeding Service
Program under the jurisdiction


of the United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture (USDA).
Meals will be provided to all
children without charge.
Acceptance and participation
requirements for the program.
and all activities are the same
for all regardless of race, color,
national origin, sex, age or dis-
ability, and there will be no dis-
crimination in the course of
the meal service.
Any person who believes he
or she has been discriminated
against in any USDA-related
activity should write or call
immediately to: USDA, Direc-
tor, Office of Civil Rights, 1400
Independence Avenue, S.W,
Washington, DC 20250-9410,
(800)795-3272 (voice)
l202)720-6382(TTY'1


Nassau

It seems that Jack Fouts is a
man for all counties a tax
man that is.
Jack Fouts has been tem-
porarily reassigned from the
Polk County Tax Collector's
Office in Bartow, where he cur-
rently serves as Assistant Tax
Collector, to the Nassau County'
Tax Collector's Office in Fer-
nandina Beach.
Fouts will be assisting
newly-appointed Nassau
County Tax Collector, John
Drew, for an indeterminate
period of time.
Last Friday, Fouts received a
call from the Governor's Office
requesting his expertise to
assist the Nassau lax office fol-
lowing the abrupt resignation
of former Tax Collector Gwen-
dolyn Miller, who left due to
health reasons.
Rescuing tax offices is


County

something Fouts is familiar
with already.
In 1993, Fouts was enlisted
by Governor Chiles to assist in
Glades County, where the prior
office holder had been
removed from office for engag-
ing in criminal conduct. At that
time, Fouts was named as the
Interim Tax Collector and
remained on the job until the
next election cycle, serving two
months.
Fouts was also appointed to
fill out the unexpired term of
Hobson Strain, who retired as
Tax Collector for Polk County in
1995.
Fouts has been with the
local tax office for over 32 years
and is thought to be the only
person to serve as Tax Collec-
tor for more than one Florida
County.


Frostproof News/Cindy Monk
Rotary awards scholarship
Jennifer Shelton of Frostproof High School was the
recipient of the FP Rotary Technical Scholarship Award
at the FHS Academic Fair held Thursday, May 18. Pic-
tured is Rotarians Bea Relfels, Lorraine Young and Jen-
nifer Shelton.







2 The Frostproof News, Thursday, June 1, 2006


FMSHS Commencement ceremony brings many smiles!















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.. ... ....."FHS senior Jennifer White
Frostproof News/Cindy Monk was beaming after receiving
Immediately following the diploma presentation the FMSHS Class of 2006 students stood her diploma at graduation
in front of their seats for the traditional turn of their tassel. held Tuesday, May 23, 2006.


Briefs


FUMC accepts
pre-school applications
The First United Methodist
Child Care Center of Frostproof is
now taking applications for the
2006-2007 Voluntary Pre-School
class. Applications can be picked
up in the Child Care Office at 150
DeVane Street between 6:30 a.m.
- 6:30 p.m. Monday Friday. VPK is
for all children age 4 by Septem-
ber 1, 2006. It is a state funded
program. For more information
call Stacy at 863-635-7778.
LMML hosts
summer program
Beginning June 7 at 10 a.m. the
Latt Maxcy Memorial Library will
host their annual summer chil-
dren's program to be held every
Wednesday morning during June
and July. Each Wednesday at 10
a.m. the library will hold story
time and crafts for children.
All programs are FREE and
open to the public. No registration
is required.
Special entertainment will be
provided on the following Fridays
June 2, 16 and 30 as well as July 14
and 28 at 10 a.m. with such enter-
tainers and guests as Lyndel the
Magician, John Storms The Rep-
tile Man, Polk County Sheriffs
canine demonstration, the Grim-
my Brothers interactive story-
tellers, and the Earthlings Recy-
cling program.
For more information please
call the Latt Maxcy Memorial
Library at 635-7857.


Retakes scheduled for
high school FCATS
The -high school FCAT retake
test in reading will be Tuesday, June
20 and the high school FCAT retake
test for math will be Wednesday,
June 21. The deadline for students
with a certificate of completion
from a Florida high school to regis-
ter for the retakes is Friday, June 9.
The high schools giving the
retakes are Auburndale, Bartow,
Frostproof, George Jenkins, Haines
City and Kathleen. Students from
any high school can take the FCATs
at those six sites.
To register for the retakes, call
Eileen Schofield at 863-534-0688.
In addition, Polk public schools
are offering a summer FCAT prepa-
ration program for current high
school students not passing the
FCAT who are planning to take.the
retakes. High school juniors and
seniors from the 2005-2006 school
year not passing the. FCAT are
instructed to contact their high
school guidance counselors for
specific details.and further informa-
tion about the classes. The deadline
for these students to register for the
classes is May 23.
Math and reading FCAT classes
will be held Mondays through Fri-
days from May 30 to June 16 at
Auburndale, Bartow, Frostproof,
George Jenkins, Haines City and
Kathleen high schools. Students
from any Polk County high school
can take the classes at one of those
sites.
Student transportation to the
classes will not be provided.


Time to celebrate! Several students congratulated each
other following the FMSHS graduation ceremony held at
Faris Brannen Football Stadium Tuesday, May 23, 2006.


FHS senior student Gail Spiker gives a hug to Dean of Stu-
dents, Aubrey Whitaker at the graduation ceremony held
at Faris Brannen Football Stadium Tuesday, May 23, 2006.


Emily Kuchinskas gets congratulated by FMSHS Dean of
Students, Aubrey Whitaker at the graduation ceremony FMSHS Principal Stephen White and senior graduate
held at Faris Brannen Football Stadium Tuesday, May 23, Amanda Blocker pose for a professional photograph as
2006. Ms. Blocker received her diploma on May 23.


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a great time of fun each Wednes-
day evenings from 6:15-8 p.m.
JUNE- Join the excitement
with our Summer Olympics.


good time' with Fiesta Festival,
and journey to The Amazing
Amazon.
JULY- Fun in the Son-with
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Warner Southern College is
Continued From Page 1 accredited by the Commission
1-800-497-2972. on Colleges of the Southern
Warner Southern, a Christian Association of Colleges and
liberal arts college founded in Schools to award the Associate,
1968, is located five miles south Bachelor, and Master Degrees.


Polk

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who were unable to drive to a
Polk County Library Cooperative
Site. If you, a friend or loved one
have a condition that prevents
driving a form for free delivery
and rettirn postage is available.
Visit the B-Mail website,
www.pclc.lib.fl.us/bbm and
download the form, or call the B-
Mail office, 863-679-4441 to
request a form. This US Postal
Service form requires a medical
professional's verification of the
condition.


There are some restrictions to
B-Mail service. No renewals are
allowed on materials borrowed
for home delivery and there is a
four item limit per borrower card
at a time. A complete list of rules
and policies are available at
www.pclc.lib.fl.us/bbm, or by
calling 863-679-4441 or email
bmail@pclc.lib.fl.us.
The B-Mail service is a unique
new service funded by the Polk
County Library MSTU with sup-
port from Polk County Library
Cooperative members. Library
service is now as easy as ordering
a movie on-line from a commer-
cial vendor, library service deliv-
ered to your door.


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and compassion
To use our opinion pages to faci.-
late community debate. not to
dominate i with our own opinions
To disclose our own conflicts o
interest cr potential conflicts to our
readers
* To correct our errors and to give
each correction to the prominence
it deserves.
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we write about.
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Church Directory


Over 100 years of combined service the following women will
retire from Frostproof Elementary Mrs. Delma Cannon, Mrs.
Mary Frances Blackwelder, Mrs. Carole Miller, and Mrs. Pat
Brantley.

Five women to


retire from FPE


Five beautiful women leave
Frostproof Elementary School at
the end of the 2005-2006 school
year. The five wonderful ladies
have accumulated 100 years of
service to the staff, parents and
children that have attended our
school. These ladies will greatly
be missed: Mrs. Mary Frances
Blackwelder, Mrs. Pat Brantley,
Mrs. Virginia Bullard, Mrs.
Delma Cannon, and Mrs. Carole
Miller.
Many of the parents were
children at the school and now
their children are attending
Frostproof Elementary School.
It's wonderful to live in a
community where parents have
attended a school where these
dedicated ladies have been able
LU urYture a whole generation!
If you would like to express
your love and appreciation, you


V


Mrs. Virginia Bullard will join
several of her co-workers as
they all retire from FPE
may still send a note, letter or
card to Frostproof Elementary
School, 118 W 3rd Street. Frost-
proof, Florida 33843.


Family Life Church
Kelly Galati-Pastor
Family Life Church meets at
the Frostproof Middle/Senior High
School cafeteria, Sundays at 10
a.m. there is nursery, and chil-
dren's church. For information
please call 635-2704.
Frostproof
Church of God
Rex E. Daniels-Pastor
Frostproof Church of God, 104
Highway 630W, Worship Ser-
vices, Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Sunday Morning Worship 10:45
a.m., Sunday Evening Worship
6:30 p.m., Wednesday Evening 7
p.m. For more information call
863-635-3556.
First Assembly of God
Wayne Lee-Pastor
First Assembly of God Church
On The Ridge, 825 County Road
630A, Worship Services; Sunday,
8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., nursery
available, Sunday evening service
6 p.m, Youth Fellowship and Bible
study Wednesday evenings at 7
p.m. For more information call
863-635-2702.


First Baptist
Church of Frostproof
Daryl Hood-Pastor
First Baptist Church of Frost-
proof, 96 West B Street is offering
a new Celebration Worship Ser-
vice on Sunday's, at 8:15 a.m.
This service offers a more con-
temporary style of music, while
the Celebration Worship at 10:50
a.m. will remain more traditional
in nature. Childcare will be avail-
able for both services. For more
information call 863-635-3603.
Church of God By Faith
Reverend Anderson, Jr.'
Church Of God By Faith, 208
Hopson Rd., Worship Services;
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Wor-
ship Service 11 a.m., Sunday
Evening service 7:30 p.m.,
Wednesday Evening Bible study
7:30 p.m. For more information
call 635-7185.


day Evening Bible Study 6 p.m.
For more information call 635-
6700.
First Christian Church
of Babson Park
Ronnie Abshire-Minister
First Christian Church of Bab-
son Park, 1295 Scenic Highway
N., Babson Park, Sunday School
9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30
a.m., Sunday Evening Bible Sun-
day 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening
Bible Study 6:30 p.m. For more
information call 638-1654.
First Presbyterian
Church of Frostproof
David Trimmier-Pastor
First Presbyterian Church, 101
N. Palm Ave., Worship Service, 10
a.m. (No Sunday School begin-
ning June 4) For more informa-
tion call 635-3955.


First Christian First United Methodist
Church of Frostproof Church of Frostproof


Albert Fidler-Evangelist
First Christian Church of Frost-
proof, 2241 County Road 630 W,
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Wor-
ship Service 10:15 a.m., Sunday
Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednes-


Jerry Khillips-Pastor
First United Methodist
Church of Frostproof, 150
Devane St., Sunday School 9:15
a.m., Traditional Worship Ser-
vice 10:30 a.m. For more infor-


ARC offers special disaster workshops


The Polk County Chapter of
the American Red Cross is offer-
ing Disaster Assessment Work-
shops for mobile home park resi-
dents. Representatives of area
mobile home parks will learn
how to assess damage from dis-
asters and report to the Red Cross
for assistance. The workshops
will also cover storm preparation
and disaster planning specific to
mobile home communities.
The three-hour workshops are
being offered two times during
the month of June. Each park can
send up to four representatives.


ARC Babysitter's Boot Camp offered


The Polk County Chapter of the
American Red Cross is offering a
Babysitter's Boot Camp June 6-9.
The class is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
The course is for children ages 10-
17 years, and will be held at the
Polk County Chapter, located at
147 Avenue A, NW in Winter
Haven
Students learn the skills, and
confidence of a responsible
babysitter in a fun and interactive
class. The course provides training'


to help participants develop skills
in five critical areas:.leadership,
safety and safe play, basic care,
first aid and professionalism.
. In addition to the babysitter
course, students will also learn
and be certified in Infant and Child
CPR and First Aid.
Pre-registration for the class is
required. The cost for the coul se is
$125 To register, call the Polk
County Chapter at (863) 294-5941.
The American Red Cross is the


recognized premier provider of
first aid, CPR, aquatics, water safe-
ty, HIV/AIDS prevention education
and other health and safety educa-
tion programs. The American Red
Cross has provided health and
safety services to people for more
than 900 ears a.: nart of the orga-
nization's mission of en,,:'-ncy
prevention and preparedness. To
volunteer your time, or to make a
donation, call the Polk County
Chapter at (863) 294-5941.


They must be year round resi-
dents of the community and
physically able to survey and
report damages after a storm as
soon as safely possible. Dates
are: Tuesday, June 13, 10 a.m. -
Noon, Tuesday, June 20, 1-3 p.m.
Friday, June 23, 10 a.m. Noon,
Monday, June 26, 1-3 p.m. There
is no cost for the workshop.
Please call Linda or Eric at (863)


294-5941 for registration informa-
tion.
American Red Cross disaster
assistance is free, made possible
by voluntary donations of time
and money from the American
people. To support this and other
disasters, contact your Polk
County Chapter at (863) 294-5941
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FMSHS Media Center encourages summer reading


Chancellor Yecke launches
Middle School Summer Reading
Book challenge
TAMPA K- 12 Public
School Chancellor Cheri Yecke
last week launched Chancellor
Yecke's Summer Reading Book
Challenge at Garland V. Stewart
Middle Magnet School in
Tampa. The challenge is the sec-
ond part of the Shoot for the
Stars: A Record Breaking Year
for Middle Schools initiative.
Students in sixth, seventh and
eighth grades will compete to
read a minimum of 15 or more
books and write summaries to


enter the qualifying round of the
challenge.
"One of my favorite memo-
ries as a middle school student
were the many hours I spent
every summer reading books,"
said Chancellor Yecke. "In fact,
two of my favorite books are on
the Reading Challenge List. I
hope this contest will help a
new generation of students
develop that same love for read-
ing."
Students can visit Chancellor
Yecke's Summer Book Reading
Challenge site to view the list of
middle school recommended


books on the Just Read, Florida!
website at www.justreadflori-
da.com. One winner will be
selected from each grade level
(sixth, seventh and eighth
grade) and will receive $300
courtesy of Bealls Department
Stores, Inc. and a $25 gift card to
Barnes and Noble. The winners'
schools will also receive $500
for the media center. Summaries
are due August 25, 2006 and
winners will be announced in
September.
"Middle school is a great time
to reinforce good reading skills
because students begin to fine-


tune their personal interests,"
said Education Commissioner
John L. Winn. "By encouraging
our students to participate in
this challenge we will cultivate a
love of reading."
Other challenges included in
the Shoot for the Stars: A
Record Breaking Year in Middle
Schools initiative:
The Commissioner's FCAT
Reading Scores Challenge. Each
middle school that is able to
beat both the percentage of stu-
dents meeting high standards in
reading and the percentage


making learning gains will
receive certificates from Gover-
nor Bush and Commissioner
Winn, Just Read, Florida!
posters and flags commemorat-
ing their achievement. Then the
school that has the highest level
of improvement will win
$10,000, courtesy of Bealls
Department Stores, Inc., for
their school media center. Win-
ners will be announced in June.
The Governor and First
Lady's Reading in the Arts Con-
test. Patterned after "Florida's
Journey into Narnia" contest, in


which more than 3000 essays,
2400 illustrations and 50 short
videos were submitted for com-
petition, middle school students
will be able to compete once
again. Prizes will be awarded to
individual student, teacher and
school winners. The selection
upon which the competition
will be based will be
announced in September and
winners will be announced in
December.
For more information on the
middle school initiative and Just
Read, Florida!, please visit
www.justreadflorida.com


USDA 2005 hurricane



assistance programs open


GAINESVILLE, Fla. Sign-
up began May 17 for four crop
and livestock assistance pro-
grams that will provide aid to
producers affected by the
destructive 2005 hurricanes
through USDA Farm Service
Agency (FSA), said.Kevin Kelley.
The four programs Live-
stock Indemnity Program, Feed
Indemnity Program, Hurricane
Indemnity Program and Tree
Indemnity Program are funded
to use $250 million from U.S.
Department of Agriculture Sec-
tion 32 funds.
To be eligible for this assis-
tance, a producer's loss must
have occurred in one of 261
counties that received a primary
presidential or secretarial disas-
ter designation due to 2005 Hur-
ricanes Dennis, Katrina, Ophe-
lia, Rita or Wilrna. Assistance is
unavailable for.losses in con-
tiguous counties. A list of the eli-
gible counties in Alabama, Flori-
da, Louisiana, Mississippi, North
Carolina andTexas is available
at: http://www.usda.gov/Hurri-
canelnfo.xml

Livestock
Indemnity Program
The Livestock Indemnity Pro-'
gram (LIP) will provide pay-
ments to eligible livestock own-,
er- and contract gro\els %\\6
in Jird(- I the death of li\est':,ck
due to the hurricanes. To deter-
mine paimenis, USDA's Farm
SEkce. Atgency i FSA) %ill! multi-.
ply the number of eligible live-
sI.ock b\ the payment rate of: (1)
for livestock o riders. 75 percent
of the livestock's average fair
rmai-ktt alue; or (2) for contract
growers, 75 percent of the aver-
age sustained income loss. More
information on LIP is available
in the online LIP fact sheet :at:.
www.fsa.usda.gov.

Feed Indemnity
Program
The Feed Indemnity Program
(FIP) will provide payments to
eligible livestock owners and
cash lessees who suffered feed
losses or increased feed costs
due to the hurricanes: To calcu-
late program payments, FSA will
multiply the national payment
rate established for each live-
stock category by the number of
eligible livestock. More informa-
- tion on FIP is available in the
online FIP fact sheet at:
- www,fsa.usda.gov.


I


Hurricane
Indemnity Program
The Hurricane Indemnity
Program (HIP) will provide pay-
ments to eligible producers who
suffered crop losses and
received either a Federal Crop
Insurance Corporation crop
insurance indemnity or a FSA
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assis-
tance Program (NAP) payment.
Producers' HIP benefits will
equal 30 percent of the crop
insurance indemnity or 30 per-
cent of the NAP payment. More
information on HIB is available
in the online HIP fact sheet at:
www.fsa.usda.gov

Tree Indemnity
Program
The Tree Indemnity Program
(TIP) will provide payments to
eligible owners of commercially
grown fruit trees, nut trees,
bushes and vines that produce
an annual crop and were lost or
damaged due to the hurricanes.
FSA will base TIP payments on
the crop's proximity to the hurri-
canes based on established
tiers, which reflect the severity
of damage from least to most
severe. More information on TIP
is available in the online TIP fact
sheet at: www.fsa.usda.gov

Aquaculture,
Grants
USDA is also providing $25
million in block grants to the
state governments of Alabama,
Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi,
North Carolina and Texas from
Section 32 funds. The funds are
to provide assistance to produc-
ers raising aquaculture species
in a controlled environment as
part of a farming operation.
Governors or their designees
\\ill determine sign-up proce-
dures for the assistance and will
distribute the funds to eligible
aquaculture producers to help
them recover from the devastat-
ing effects of the hurricanes of
2005. More information on the
aquaculture grants is available
in the online fact sheet at:
www.fsa.usda.gov.

Additional Disaster
Assistance
Additional funds have been
designated in response to the
2005 hurricane disasters. Approx-
imately $200 million is designated


for the Emergency Conservation
Program, $400 million for the
Emergency Forestry Conservation
Reserve Program and $300 mil-
lion for the Emergency Watershed
Protection Program (which is
available to communities and
landowners in Tennessee, in addi-
tion to those in the six previously
mentioned states.)
Sign-up dates for the Emer-
gency Forestry Conservation
Reserve Program will be
announced as soon as.new regu-
lations and software are devel-
oped.
USDA has already made $63
million in Emergency Conserva-
tion'Program (ECP) funds avail-
able to assist agricultural produc-
ers struck by hurricanes in the
Gulf of Mexico region during the
calendar year 2005. Eligible agri-
cultural producers may receive up
to 100 percent cost-share to
remove debris and restore fences
and conservation structures.
Additional funds for oyster,
nursery and poultry producers
and forest landowners will be
made available when new rules
authorizing assistance are pub-
lished in the Federal Register.
USDA's Farm Service Agency
(FSA) is developing, these rules
and plans to publish proposed
rules for public comment in the
near future.

Emergency Loan ,-
Assistance
USDA's Farm Service ALene',
(FSA) currently has $156 million
in low-interest emergency (EM)
loan funds available to help
farmers' and raricheis rebuild
their operations.
In certain cases, FSA can pin-o
vide producers with both EM
and operating loans to assist
them with spring operations. Eli-
gible producers who expect to
receive future hurricane disaster
payments from USDA may
receive loans now and assign-
the disaster funds to EM loan
payments. Emergency loan
funds may be used to: restore or
replace essential property; pay
all or part of production costs
associated with the disaster
year; pay essential family living
expenses; reorganize the farm-
ing operation and refinance cer-
tain debts. To apply for an EM
loan, producers are encouraged
to contact their local USDA Ser-
vice Center. An FSA fact sheet
explaining the loan application
process step-by-step and is
available at: www.fsa.usda.gov.


Water managers prepare


for hurricane season


Hundreds of flood-control
structures through out the 1,800
mile canal system were revamped
and inspected to ensure safety -
South Florida Water Management
District emergency staff is poised.
With the June 1 start of the
2006 hurricane season, water
managers -- whose responsibility
it is to protect the area from Orlan-
do down to Florida Bay from
flooding -- are finalizing their
preparations to face this year's
storms.
"We believe that we are ready,
that all that could be done has
been done," said George Horne,
District Deputy Executive Director
for Operations and Maintenance.
And he indicated that the District
has an agreement with the U.S.
Corps of Engineers to assist in the
inspection and monitoring of the
Herbert Hoover Dike at any time
water levels start rising in Lake
Okeechobee. The flood control
responsibility for the lake and the
dike remains with the Corps,
which designed and built the Her-


Obituaries

Nellie Lou Keller
Nellie Lou Keller, 79, of Frost-
proof, died Monday, May 22, 2006
at Royal Care in Avon Park.
Shi- as, born in North Caroli-
ria :on June 9, 1926 and cameito.
Frostproof from Chicago in .1983.
She was a machinist for Screw
Craft Machine Shop. She also was
an elementary school crossing
guard. She was of the Catholic
Faith.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Roser Victor Keller.
Survivors include her daugh-
ter, Mary Ann Keller of Frostproof
and two grandsons.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.
Agnes Hammers White
Agnes Hammers White, 70, of
Frostproof, died Monday, May 22,
2006.
She was born in Tennessee on
July 7, 1935 and came to Frost-
'proof from there in 1972. She was
a homemaker. She was of the Holi-
ness faith.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Victor Robert White.
She is survived by three daughters;
one brother; four sisters; 12 grand-
children; 13 great-grandchildren.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home
of Frostproof was in charge of local
arrangements. Burial followed at
Evergreen Cemetery in Fort
Meade.


bert Hoover Dike.
The South Florida Water Man-
agement District has spent
months getting ready. The two
main tasks have been to ensure
that the flood control system is up
and running optimally and that its
Emergency Operations Center
and staff are trained and ready to
respond to a hurricane emer-
gency.
The preparations undertaken
this year include an aggressive
upkeep and maintenance pro-
gram for the 301 flood control
structures which the District oper-
ates. That program provides for
overhauling pump stations, secur-
ing all structures and hardening
the communications to the struc-
tures. Many of those structures are
operated by telemetry from the
central office in West Palm Beach.
During the current 2006 budg-
et year the District is spending
$131 million in the upkeep and
maintenance of its flood control
system, which spans 1,800 miles.
In addition, the other lakes in
the region, which are under Dis-


trict supervision, have all been
drawn down and are now below
their standard regulation sched-
ules.
Emergency Management and
Security Director Olivia McLean
signaled the District's emergency
operations are ready.
"We always plan for at least
one category of strength higher
than forecasted to allow for
increased strengthening prior to
landfall. Because storms some-
times increase in forward speed,
the District makes sure all prepara-
tions are completed six hours
prior to forecasted landfall. These
practices proved to be valuable
strategies in Charlie and Wilma."
She also reminded residents
that they should always follow the
guidance of their local county and
city officials for emergency action.
-During hurricanes, the District
keeps in constant communication
with emergency management
personnel in the state, counties
and cities, whose primary respon-
sibility it is to safeguard public
safety.


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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
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Carpets/Rugs 550
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A/C- For Travel Trailer, Dual
Therm, '05, 120v, 1 phase,
1500 BTU Used 1/2 yr.
$425. (863)467-6868
A/C UNITS- 3 ton, Air & heat,
$350. (863)674-9907
A/C WINDOW UNITS,
1-12,000 BTU's & 1-8,000
BTU's w/remote. Both new
$400. will sep 863-675-8182
CENTRAL A/C PKG UNITS-
2.5 ton & 3 ton $700 for
both or will separate.
(863)675-8182


DRESSING TABLE & MIRROR
$100. (863)467-1912


AIR CONDITIONER & ELEC-
TRIC STOVE working condi-
tion, both for $175 or best
offer (863)467-8339
CHEST & UPRIGHT FREEZER-
asking $200 for both or will
sell separate (863)675-0550
ELECTRIC STOVE- Whirlpool,
Good condition. $50.
(863)467-5072
FRIDGE, ADMIRAL 18.6 cu-
bic ft., frostless/white, $75.
863-674-0874.


GARBAGE COMPACTOR- Like
new condition. Beige, $125.
(863)447-2130
RANGE, AMANA Smoothe
top, self-cleaning,
black/white w/white Ken-
more range hood, $75.
863-674-0874.
REFRIGERATOR- good condiJ
tion, 4yrs old, white, $200
(239)872-1213, Alva,FL
WASHER & DRYER- Whirl-
pool, super capacity, 3yrs
old, excellent condition $350
(239)872-1213 Alva,FL
WASHER & DRYER- Whirl-
pool, white, 2 yrs old, good
condition, $1400
(863)801-3358





SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955- 26",
like new, asking $700.
.(863)467-5756.



ALL STEEL BUILDING SALE!
"Plus Free Bonus!" 20x28
Now $4200. 25x32 $5800.
30x42 $9200. 40x62
$14,900. Extensive range of
sizes. Front end optional.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.



INSTALLATION- Owens Corn-
ing fiberglass R-11, 5 rolls,
$25. Or will separate.
(863)612-9233 .
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
TEMPORARY SERVICE POLE,
200 amp service. Cost $700,
used 1 month. Asking $500
(863)673-1120


AVON PRODUCT- big box of
older items. $50
(863)357-6113
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
neg.863-763-8943



COMPACT PRESARIO- Win.
SXPR with mouse & keyboard.
$95.-(863)357-6303
COMPAQ PASARIO, Windows
98, Just upgraded. New CD
Burner, etc. $200.
(863)467-2366
LAP TOP- Compaq Armada
E500, Win XP Home Edition,
DVD Player,CD Burner, dis-
kette $550 (863)946-3769
LAP TOP- Sony, Vaio, exc
cond., Win XP Pro, DVD plyr,
CD burner, many extras
$450 neg (863)946-3769
Printer 6100 Minolta, Qus,
magicolor, $400.
(863)634-6597


BEDROOM SUITE- King sz
Black w/gray, contemporary
style. Lots of mirrors, Nice.
$800 neg. (863)634-7895
BR SUITE- Wicker, queen size,
headboard, nite stand, chest
w/mirror, $250
(863)228-4086
CHAIRS (4), Dining or game
table, nice off white fabric,
casters, swivel/tilt w/oak arms
& trim. $100 (863)357-3779
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see! $650
(863)763-8943
COUCH, Tan, Very good con-
dition. $125. LeBelle
239-822-5955


DINING ROOM SET, Entertain-
ment ctr & Living room set,
$650. Will separate.
(863)673-0476
ENTERTAINMENT CTR- Dark
wood, Lighted & lots of
shelves 6.5'x6.5' Like new,
$150. Neg. (863)467-7838
GLASS TOP TABLE W/4
CHAIRS- brand new, $125
(863)467-5756
LIVING ROOM SET, 3-piece, 2
loveseats & 1 chair. Good
condition. $400
(863)241-3273
MATTRESS, BOX SPRING &
FRAME: King Size. $175 or
best offer. (863)675-6142
.MATTRESS- King Size, $25
(863)675-0550
RECLINER- Barca Lounger,
Retail $900. Like new. Wood=
arms & side. Light tan.
$150. (863)763-0582
SECTIONAL SOFA, Multi Col-
ored. $150. (863)946-0749,
SLEIGH BED- Twin complete,
no mattress, $50
(863)675-7105
Table, 6 chairs & China, cabi-
net $500.239-822-5955



VENITIAN BLINDS, (5), 29.5"
wide, (2) 60" wide. $25 or will
separate. (863)763-3901


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$500 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023
ENGAGEMENT RING, dia-
mond, 14k, yellow gold,
1.23, $3000.
(561)985-3411


WHEELCHAIR, Power, with leg
attachment, foot plate, battery
operated w/plugin. Great cond.
$1200 neg. (863)801-6149


CAR HAULER- Hauls up to 4
cars, Needs axles. $700.
(863)357-3981
DAVID BROWN MACHINE,
$1000 or will separate for
parts. (863)983-9908
FLAT BED TRAILER- Miller,
'71, Tilt deck, Dual tandems,
Holds up to 18,000 lbs.
$2000. (863)357-3981



FLUTE, with case. Excellent
condition. Paid $600, asking
$200 (863)635-3918 Babson
Park
SNARE DRUM- with stand,
asking $50 (863)675-4098
Labelle evenings



ELECTRIC TYPEWRITER-
Smith Corona display dic-
tionary. Like new, $50
(863)763-7989


BICHON FRISE, Male, born
10/9/05, purebred w/papers.
Up to date on shots & tags.
$500 (863)674-1574
CHIHUAHUA- male, CKC reg.,
1 yr old, cocoa color, hse
Broke $350 (863)634-0517
CHINCHILLA'S 2 males, 2 fe-
males. $300 for all, will sep.
(863)634-8118
COCKATIELS, 1 male & 1 fe-
male. Good for breeding. $80
will separate. (863)634-8118
DACHSHUND PUPPY, 7 wks.
old. Black & Tan, Male.
$200. (863)634-5060
DOG PENS, (2), Large w/gate.
$100 or will separate. Call
Rick (239)410-3784 in La-
belle


MIN-PIN PUPPIES- 8wks old,
CKC reg. & they have Health
papers. $375.
(863)763-4052 or 634-8691
POT BELLY PIG BABIES- 1
pair, $75 (863)675-4981
aBelle area
PUPPY, Puggle, female, hon-
ey tan w/black on face, w/pa-
pers. 6 mos. Playful. House
trained. $4Q00 (863)634-6184
TROPICAL FISH & AFRICAN
CICIHLIDS $2000. Will sep-
arate. (863)467-9621
YORKIPOO PUPPY, CKC reg.
Adorable, shots & vet
checked. $475
(863)357-0037 Okeechobee



Double Sink, Stainless steel,
33" x 22", wall hardware, hos-
es & garbage disposal. $45.
neg. (863)763-6216


CROSSBOW, Barnett com-
mando. $75 (239)246-3549



CASSETTE TAPES- Oldie's But
Goodies, Approx. 60. $25.
(863)357-1938


TV, Toshiba, BIG SCREEN: 55"
Floor Model w/remote. Ask-
ing $600 or best offer.
(863)675-7105


8-15ft LITTLE GIANT A
FRAME LADDER- $800
(863)234-1230
DRILL PRESS: $150.
(863)763-9527.
GENERATOR Homelite LRX
4500 watt, 8.5 hp, 120/240
volt, 142 hrs. $450
(863)763-5613
GENERATOR, Coleman, Pow-
er Mate Maxa 3000, on cart,.
will demonstrate. $225
(863)763-7584
MAC TOOLBOX- Economizer
4000, asking $800 or best
offer (863)634-0856


'KITCHEN CABINETS, Used,
uppers & lowers, for garage
use. (863)467-4646
MRE's: Meals Ready To Eat
Buying All-Top Dollar Payed
863-610-2265/863-763-0620
Call Anytime
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891

Agriculture

F:111=9

Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




APPA. GELDING- wh./leopard
spot, 12yo, easy keeper,
good feet, good ground
manners $1200
(863)357-1024


HORSE TRAILER- Older mod-
el, 2 horse, New floor. $650.
(863)357-1976
OLD SORREL GELDING, 2
yrs., very gentle, no bad hab-
its, saddle & bridle broke, all
shots. $1000 (863)673-0065
OLD SORREL MARE, 8 yrs,
very gentle, good for any rider,
trailers well, all vaccinations.
$1200 (863)673-0065
Palamino Paint Gelding, 6
years old, 15 hands, used for
trail, loads, ties, good ride.
$1000 neg. (863)634-9314
WESTERN SHOW SADDLES
(2) black, lots of silver. 15"
seat, & 17" seat $1000 will
sep/trade (239)465-1393



FINISH MOWER, Bush Hog,
5', Excellent condition. $700
or best offer. (863)697-3008

KEE- 22", 5hp, alum deck,
elect start Runs perfect.
$250. (863)517-2077 La-
Belle
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
42" cut, Good condition.
Needs a starter. $175.
(863)447-2130
SNAPPER- 12 HP Rear engine.
Great shape. $550..
(863)517-2077 Labelle
TroyBilt Tiller 8hp, $600, Les-
co SS Pro Fertilizer spreader
$200, Red Max Trimmer $95
Red Max Back Pack Blower
$200, Black Max 80 gal 220
Air Compressor $525, Triple
lawn trailer racks $50
(863)234-1230


CALVES: Shots, Wormed
$200 & up. Also Cows: Young
& Healthy. $400 & Up.
Will Deliver. 863-235-0838

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property InspectionIO6O
Real Estate Wantsd 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



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6 Frostproof News, Thursday, June 1, 2006


BENT TREE Golf and Tennis,
Gated Community in the
North Georgia Mountains
with Clubhouse, Pools, Lake,
Stables. Homes and Lots
available. Craft, Inc.
(800)822-1966 www.craf-
trealestate.com.


EASTERN TN MOUNTAINS
Amazing rolling vista views.
1 to 5 acre parcels from the
$40's. Grand Opening Event
6/2 6/4. Planned club-
house, nature trails. 1 hr
from Chattanooga. 2 hrs
from Nashville. Call for appt.
(866)292-5769.
GEORGIA BLAIRSVILLE IN
THE NORTH GEORGIA
MOUNTAINS. Land, Homes,
Commercial & Investment.
"EVERYTHING WE TOUCH
TURNS TO SOLD" Jane Baer
Realty, (706)745-2261,
(800)820-7829 www.jane-
baerrealty.com, jane-
baer@alltel.net.
Mountain Property! Interested
in buying property in the Blue
Ridge Mountains of NC? Call
Active Realty today at
(800)979-5556 or visit our
website at www.ActiveReal-
tyNC.com.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
WINTERS Affordable Homes
& Mountain Cabins, Land
CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE
(877)837-2288 EXIT REAL-
TY MOUNTAIN VIEW PROP-
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www.exitmurphy.com.
How do you flnd a Job hi
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Ubda11011


N.C. Mountain Sale No Pay-
ments 1st Year* Western NC
Mountains near Brevard/
Cashiers Area. 2- 11 ac
Homesites. Waterfalls,
Streams, Great Views. Limit-
ed Time Offer. McKeough
Land Company
(866)930-5263. *restric-
tons apply
NC Mountains. 1.90 Acres w/
75 mile view & hardwood
trees. Financing available, at
$59,000 w/little down. Per-
fect for log cabin. This one
won't last. Call today
(800)699-1289 or www.riv-
erbendlakelure.com.
NEW! ALABAMA WATER-
FRONT 2 hours to Atlanta &
the Coast. Waterfront com-
munity with incredible moss-
draped hardwoods. Planned
clubhouse, docks, & more.
1/2 to 3 acres from the
$40's. Minutes to historic
Eufaula. Call owner
(866)882-1107.
North Carolina 10 acre Gated
Equestrian Community with
riding trails. Never before of-
fered with 20% pre-develop-
ment discounts. 90%
financing call
828)3.12-1263 /
828)312-3765.
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.
NORTH GEORGIA New Homes
in a Gated Mountain Com-
munity nestled in the foothills
of the Appalachians. Golf,
Tennis, Lake, Pools. For info
(678)232-8415 or
www.benttreegeorgia.com.


TENNESSEE GRAND OPEN-
ING! Swan Ridge Lake Re-
sort, a private, gated
community with both lake-
view and mountain-view
homesites. Lots starting at
$29,900. CALL TODAY!
(931)243-4871 www.swan-
ridgedevelopment.com.

TENNESSEE/KENTUCKY
LAKEFRONT Private lake-
front or view retreats. Rolling
hills, mild climate. 1 to over
40 acre sites from $40K. On
the border 90 min to Nash-
ville. Phase II selling now!
Owner (866)339-4966.

VA MOUNTAINS 5 acres with
frontage on very large pris-
tine creek, very private, ex-
cellent fishing, canoeing,
good access, near New Riv-
er Trail State Park, $39,500.
Owner (866)789-8535
www.mountainsofVA.com.

Western New Mexico Private
74 Acre Ranch $129,990
Mt. views, trees, rolling hills,
pastureland, wildlife, borders
LM. Picturesque homesite
at 6,700' elevation. Horse-
back riding, hiking, hunting.
Perfect family ranch, elec-
tricity. 100% financing.
NALC (866)365-2825.

Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020


PALM HARBOR HOMES Fac-
tory Model Center LARGEST
in America! Modular and
Manufactured LIQUIDATION
SALE! Call for FREE Color
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Recreation

I.i... .

Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles.ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT- asking price
$6000, 13' fiberglass laser
hull, polymer bottom, 220
GPU, all 6 jugs, shop rebuilt,
(863)697-0008 or
(863)467-2743
PRO CRAFT 1984, 17 Ft., 6 In.
w/150 Johnson GT. $2500.
(863)634-5826


5TH WHEEL PLATE- for pick-
up truck, $125
(863)467-1032



BOAT TRAILER, Double axle
with title.$200 (239)410-3784


APRILIA RS50 2003 eng.
swaped for a 250 2 stroke,
run & drives exc. $2500
863-612-0090/239-810-0022


BMW K75 RT'92- 70K miles,
paid $3500 asking $2500 firm
(863)634-9620 Okee area
HARLEY DAVIDSON '86,
Sportster, Bell drive, alot of
chrome, big tank & big seat.
$5000 (772)485-8103
SUZUKI 85L '04- 10hrs, like
new, $2000 (863)634-0856

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Antos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



ACURA LEGEND '92, 3.21, V6,
5 speed, 4 door, needs some
work. $2500 or best offer.
(863)763-5613
CHEVY CAVALIER, '96 Auto-
matic, V6, 2.4L, 2dr, green,
CD, a/c, $1250. Call
(239) 657-4348.
DODGE NEON- '98, 4, new
tires. Good condition. Runs
good. $1500.
(863)357-3920
NEONS '96- (2) $800 FOR
BOTH (863)983-9908


DODGE SHADOW '92, Auto-
matic, A/C works. Asking
$1500 or best offer.
(561)914-1660
FLEETWOOD '92- 2dr, SW
edition, new starter/headliner.
Runs, Looks great. $1500.
neg. (772)284-1194
FORD FOCUS 2001, 4 Door,
Window Tint. Runs good.
$1000. or best offer.
(863)675-6180
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $300. Call
(239) 657-4348.


AUTO WANTED:
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible/Truck. Please call
(954)561-2776



CHEVY BLAZER- '00- 4x4, AC,
auto, very good cond, $6300 -
or best offer, can be seen at
E & E Automotive, 3585 N
441.


BEDLINER for full size Ford
'Pick up Truck, excel. $100
or best offer (863)763-6747
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $125
(863)467-4328.
FRONT BUMPER GUARD,
chrome, w/light guards for
'98 Chevy Tahoe & more,
$125 neg. (863)675-0705
PONTIAC BONIVILLE- '94,
Runs good, New. tires. Front
end damage. $400 or best
offer. (863)697-3008


RIMS For S-10 truck, 18" x
7 1/2", brand new, never on
truck, asking $700.
(863)697-3865
RIMS, (4) 16" Alum., w/covers
for '99 and up Ford, 8 lug.
$75. (863)763-6216
TONNEAU COVER, A.R.E. Fi-
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $500
neg. (863)697-0328
TONNEAU COVER, Fiberglass,
fits 2001-03 F150 Super
Crew. Asking $450 neg.
(863)763-2666
VOLVO GLE 740 '85- body
good, engine needs wiring,
parts only $300 firm
(863)467-8041


DODGE RAM 50 P/U 1985, 4
spd., 4 cyl., 7K org. mls. Good
tires. Just needs a little TLC.
$1400 neg. (863)675-6142
FORD F150 '89, Runs good,
needs body work. $900 or
best offer. (863)357-0223
after 6 p.m.
FORD F250 '86, 454 engine
only 3 years old. A/C & cd.
Great work truck, good condi-
tion. $3000 (863)357-3313
FORD F250 '91, With Reading
utility bed. Rebuilt motor, as is.
$3500 neg. (863)674-0416
FORD RANGER XLP 88, 5sp,
runs & looks good, $1700.
(863)763-6747.


FORD EXPLORER 1993, Red,
Runs good. Cold A/C.
$2500. 863-634-0512 or
763-5578


FORD VAN 1500- $350.
(863)674-9907
PLYMOUTH GRAND VOYAG-
ER SE 1996, 7 Pass. Mini Van.
114K. New tires. Very good
cond. FM/Cass. A/C, P/W, V6,
C/C, Tilt. Silver w/grey int.
$3450. (863)675-4212


JEEP '95, 4 cyl., 5 speed. 8"
lift kit, custom bumpers. 8,000
pound wench, tow bar,
33.5x12.5 swamper buggers,
488 gears. This Jeep will go
anywhere. Asking $7500
(863)763-3221
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE '93,
Limited. $2500
(863)673-5179


DUAL AXLE TRAILER- 14X7,
4FT sides, tailgate ramp, ex-
tra heavy duty, elec brakes
$1600 (863)234-1230
EQUIPMENT TRAILER 20'-
ramps, tool box, goose neck,
2 axles $2200 or best offer
(863)697-9704
.SINGLE AXLE TRLR- with a 9'
x 7' flat bed truck body on it,
hand winch, 2 5/16 ball.
$700 neg (863)697-9704
TRAILER, For motorcycle or 4
wheeler, lowrider. $300
(863)467-0981


CHEVY ASTRO VAN 1993,
165K mls., FM/CD. Looks
great. Runs a little rough. Ask-
ing $1800 (863)467-1000
CHEVY VAN' 87- cold air, new
tires, $790 (863)673-0782
or (863)674-0837
DODGE 1992 CONVERSION
VAN, TV, VCR, Play Station,
Captains Seats, A/C. Good
cond. $2400 (863)634-8854
FORD AEROSTAR '94- needs
rocker panels, $1500
(863)605-3831
Ford Hightop Van, '89, V8,
sofa bed, tow pkg., 178k
miles, $2000. LaBelle Area.
(863)675-4970 Iv. msg.


Mini-cows have arrived!


By MaiyAnn Morris

Miniature cows are here. The
tiny bovines are increasingly popu-
lar, according to Web sites on the
subject and local miniature Zebu
cow owner Jean Gaskin of
Basinger.
"I've had them for several
years," she said. "People are mov-
ing to the country, they have a few
acres and a small family. Miniature
cows make sense. It doesn't take
much pasture to raise a miniature."
If you have never seen a new-
born Miniature Zebu calf, you don't.
known what you are missing. They
are so darn cute, like soft little
fawns. Even if you're not an animal
lover, mini cows are hard not to
love.
Miniature Zebu are slow to
mature. It seems the smaller the
animal, the older they are when
they first breed, They are a hardy
breed and have a high resistance to
disease. Miniature Zebu are a tropi-
cal breed, like the Brahman they
resemble. The tiny cattle handle the
heat very well. The hotter it is the
better they seem to like it. As far as
the cold weather, they would much
rather stay in the barn. As long as
you furnish them with shelter in the
winter months, theywill do fine.
Nothing definite is known as to
the ancestry or original habitat of
Zebu cattle. However, Zebu cattle
are known to be one of the oldest
breeds of cattle, possibly dating
back as far as 3000 B.C. In South-
ern India, which is one of the princi-
, .pal cattle-raising districts of all India,
there exist cattle known as the
"Nadudana" or small cattle. A few
of these were imported in the
1920's for zoological gardens in the
country.
In the earlier years, all livestock
breeds were much smaller than
S they are today for economic rea-
sons. Refrigeration was not gener-
ally available in homes or stores
until the Second World War. Fresh
farm products were not available in
stores in smaller communities.
Also, the smaller livestock that were
mainly under the care of the house-
wife and children required less feed
during a time when hay and grain
was either hand harvested or har-
vested by horse teams. Smaller live-
stock required less fencing and
": could easily be tethered out for
grazing. Less barn space was need-
ed and the barn cleaning went out
in the garden. Most importantly, a
small cow did not produce more
milk than the family could use and
at butchering time the smaller car-
cass was not overwhelming to pre-
serve by salting, brining, and can-
ning-.


Independent Newspapers of Florida/MaryAnn Morris
Little Arid, a week-old Miniature Zebu bull calf, already has a
start of the characteristic hump on his back that Brahma and
Zebu bulls.


In small towns and in larger
cities all over the country these
small cows were to be seen teth-
ered out on roadsides and in vacant
lots during the day and taken to a
small backyard shed at night for the
evening milking. In those days,
families produced what they need-
ed for their table, and any extra
could readily be sold or traded; or
theywentwithout.
Eventually, affordable refrigera-
tion replaced the ice-box and the
spring-house: and fresh farm prod-
ucts could be purchased at the gro-
cery store. The small livestock
began to disappear all across the
country as home grown food was,
replaced by mega-dairies and com-
mercial farms. But the wheel
always turns (sometimes slowly)
and we are back to people return-
ing to small acreage, many of
whom wish to have a more rural
lifestyle and to produce some of
their food free of antibiotics, hor-
mones, pesticides and all the other
products that make their way into
the modern food chain. The time
for smaller livestock has returned
for exactly the same reasons that


they were kept in the beginning.
You can buy a miniature milk
cow, and many beef breeds, if you
choose. Most breeds are between
36 and 42 inches tall at the shoulder
and generally weigh less than 1,000
pounds. Mini milk coew will give 1
1/2 to 2 1/2 gallons of milk a day.
Mini oxen can be trained to pull a
wagon a small plow or what have
you. Of course, you need to adjust
the size of the load to the size of the
animal. But start training early! Just
like the 4-H kids, start, if you can
within a few days of birth to handle
them.
There are many plusses to mini
cows.
"With her horns, I never have to
worry about someone coming in
my gate when I'm not home," said
Jean. "They aren't sure what she'll
do."


Mama Shelly, a Miniature Zebu cow stands in front of a four-foot high gate with her week-old
calf, Arid, born during the current dry season. Zebus look much like Brahmas, but are about
36 -39 inches tall.
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Year-old Miniature Zebu, Prissey, (right) gets a face wash from her seven-month-old cousin
(left). At seven months, a full-size cow is bigger than a Zebu.


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