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Creation Date: June 29, 2006
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Thursday, June 29, 2006 Vol. 92 No. 2 Frostproof's Hometown Newspaper for More Than 85 Years 50 cents


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City Council
plans meetings
The next Regular City
Council Meeting \\ill be held
Monday. y,Jul\ 10,at .p m.
The City would like to
announce, the Regular Ciiy
Council Public Meetings for
July, August and September
will be held the second and
fourth Mondlay of the month.
Frostproot City Hall is
located at I I I First Street. For
more information call 635-
7855.

Lakes to be sprayed
The Polk County Board of
County Commissioners
'Aquatic Plant Control Pro-
gram treats Polk County pub-
S lic access lakes for water
Shyacinth, water lettuce, and
hydrilla. The following sched-
iule lists the name.glifthe lake
to be treated. Lakes- and treat-
ment areas may be added
without notice. All shores %will
be treated on the Iollowing
lakes: in June: Crooked,
Juliana, Mattie, Tiger, Pierce,
Rosalie, Winter Haven Chain,
SConine, Buftum, Rochelle,
Smart and Haines.

No garbage
service July 4
The Polk County Board of
County Commissioners Solid
Waste Division has
announced that on Tuesday,
SJuly 4, 2006 the County Land-
fills will be closed and there
will be no garbage recycling
collection service for resi-
S dents in the unincorporated
areas.

LMML hosts
summer program
The Latt Maxcy Memorial
Library is hosting their annual
summer children's program
to be held every Wednesday
morning during June and
July. Each Wednesday at 10
a.m. the library \ ill hold story
time and crafts for children.
All programs are FREE and
open to the public. No regis-
tration is required.
Special entertainment will
S be provided on the following
S Fridays June 16 and 30 as well
as July 14 and 28 at 10 a.m.
With such entertainers and
guests as Lyndel the Magician,
SJohn Storms The Reptile Man,
Polk County Sheriffs canine
demonstration, the Grimmy,
Brothers interactive story-
tellers, and the Earthlings
Recycling program.
For' more information
please call the Latt Maxcy
S Memorial Library at 635-7857.


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PC SO arrest online predators


In a six-week long investiga-
tion, that ended in a weekend
undercover operation, Polk Sher-
iff's detectives, posing as chil-
dren on the Internet, arrested 21
adults, most who traveled into
the county and intended to have
sex with children. The undercov-
er operation lead by the Polk
Sheriff's Office, 'included detec-
tives from the Internet Crimes
Against Children Task Force, the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement, and Immigration
and Customs Enforcement or


ICE. The multi-agency effort,
directed by PCSO detectives, will
enhance prosecution extending
across several jurisdictions, and
is an alliance that demonstrates
law enforcement's continuous
commitment to fighting Internet
crimes against children.
In approximately 72 hours,
online predators, stalking who
they believed to be young girls
and boys, arrived at an undercov-
er location, walked into a house
and were immediately hand-
cuffed by deputies. "We


absolutely will not tolerate any-
one preying on our children,"
said Sheriff Grady Judd. "I want
the community to know that we
are doing all we can to protect
our children. If you come to Polk
County to attack our children, we
will put you in jail."
The majority of the suspects,
often called "travelers" because
they are willing to travel to their
prey, typically use the Internet to
groom children as young as eight
years of age, into having sex.
Internet Crimes Detectives used


Frostproof hosts: Old Fashioned celebration


chat rooms and instant messag-
ing to direct suspects to the loca-
tion. In the words of one under-
cover detective, "You really don't
want to see what they type."
National statistics indicate that
one in five children receive an
online sexual solicitation, one in
33 have received an aggressive
online sexual solicitation and
one in four have been exposed to
unwanted sexual images online.
The shocking fact is that only
See Sheriff-Page 2


County removes



illegal signs in



rights-of-way


Bartow, Fla. In an effort
to "keep Polk County beauti-
ful," the county will focus on
efforts to remove all illegal
signs that remain in the coun-
ty rights-of-way. Residents,
and businesses that currently
have signs iri the rights-of-way
were given the- opportunity to
remove them throughout the
past weekend before they
are collected and discarded
this week.
"Florida law prohibits the
placement of signs in the
rights-of-way as they pose a
traffic hazard, and likewise,
constitute litter," said Polk.
County Attorney Joe Jarret.
While the county will work,


Frosiprooi hie pholo/Cindy Monk
The 2006 Fourth of July fireworks display promises to out shine last,years exhibit.

Food Fun and Fireworks planned


The Frostproof Chamber,
along with local businesses and
individuals are working together
to fund, organize and provide a
fun, memorable, old fashioned
Fourth of July celebration. Clinch
Lake Boulevard will be blocked
off for the da\ ith vendors set-
ting up from Third Street south to
just past Ninth Street. The cele-
bration of our country's inde-
pendence begins here in Frost-
proof with a parade at '4 p.m.
Churches, businesses, civic clubs
and other groups are welcome to
enter floats, vehicles, other forms
of conveyance and walkers. The
parade route will begin at the
First Baptist Church, Oak Street
side, proceed west on B Street to
Clinch Lake Boulevard lakeside
to Palmetto, then continue on


'Palmetto to Ninth Street go west
on Ninth and turn left onto Lake
Clinch Boulevard. The parade
will disband at the former New
Life Church. There will be prizes
for the most' patriotic entry.
Please contact Director of the.
Frostproof Care Center Ralph
Waters at 635-5555 to sign up to
be included in the parade.
A Barbeque Cook-off with a
$50 entry fee, and a $500 grand
prize; will be held along the
lakeshore of Clinch Lake. Please
contact Bob O'Hara, 635-9008 for
details and to enter the contest.,,
A Kids Corner will be set up
across from the boat ramp on
Clinch Lake with inflatable, snow
cones, cotton candy, popcorn,
face painting and more..
Frostproof's Wackey Pen-


tathlon, teams of five participants
are 'needed to enter. The Pen-
tathlon Events include, but are
not, limited to: greased pig,
greased pole, pie eating, three
legged obstacle coarse, sack
rela\ and more
More arts and craft vendors
and displays are needed to set up
along the.lake. Please call Diane
Cannon at 635-3603 for details
and times.
Anyone who wants to do any-
thing else please contact any
. committee member. If PTA's
PTO's or other groups want to
raise some money providing
* food, games, crafts for kids, or
other ideas, you are welcome to
come join the fun!.
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. on
Clinch Lake.


Internet tax sale a success


the taxpayers of Polk
County should be pleased with
the success of the Polk County
Tax Collector's annual online
tax certificate sale held earlier
this month. Joe G. Tedder, Polk
County Tax Collector
announced today that for the
first time in Polk County's
recent history, over 99% of
property taxes were paid, col-
lected and distributed to the
taxing authorities in Polk
County.
"The online tax certificate
sale produced great results,"
stated Joe G. Tedder, Tax Col-
lector. "It has generated more
revenue for government enti-
ties, reduced interest rates that
delinquent taxpayers have to
pay and allowed more bidders
to participate in the process.
We are very happy with the
results."
For the. second year in a
row, the Tax, Collector's tax
certificate sale was conducted
entirely on the Internet. This


year, thirty-two Tax Collectors
around the state conducted
online sales, up from twenty-
two a year ago, according to
RealAuction CEO Lloyd
McClendon, the online service
provide" for Polk County's Tax
Collector.
The online auction sold
15,454 tax certificates at a
value of $13.9 million dollars
with' 11.7 million bids accord-
ing to the Tax Collector's
Office. This represents 99% of
the tax roll, up from 96% last
year. "Each dollar of the tax
roll that is not collected or sold
at the tax certificate sale goes
to the Board of County Com-
missioners and other taxing,
districts as a receivable, reduc-
ing the likelihood of being col-
lected. Because of that, it is
important to collect every dol-
lar possible," states Jack Fouts,
Assistant Tax Collector. This
year's receivable was $118,804
as compared to last year's
$436,546.


Other Background informa-
tion:
Online tax.certificate sales
allow bidders to participate via
an eBay type process in a two
day auction as opposed to the
traditional 10 day live process.
The main on-line sale benefits
are increase number of bid-
ders, lower interest rates for
delinquent taxpayers and
reduced administrative over-
head.
Tax certificate investors
generally expect delinquent
property owners to pay their
delinquent back taxes plus
interest. If payment is not
made after two years, the tax
certificate holder can force the
property to be put up for auc-
tion through a tax deed
process.
The life of a tax certificate is
seven years. After that, the
certificate becomes null and
void.


to remove most of the signs,
residents are encouraged to
do their part to help in this
endeavor by collecting all
signs .for which they are
responsible.
Additionally, as extra crews
will be on the rights-of-way
this week collecting signs, res-
idents are urged to drive with
caution to ensure the safety
of those near the roads.
For more information
about Polk County's rights-of-
way, Florida's litter laws, and
traffic safety, contact the Polk
County Roadway Mainte-
nance Division at (863) '534-
7361.


FP Chamber's


EDC plans public


Visioning meeting


The Frostproof Are'a Cham-
ber of Commerce Economic
Development Committee will
host a public Visioning meet-
ing for the City of Frostproof's
residents Thursday, July 20
from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m..and
Saturday, July 22, 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. If you would like to
attend, please contact the
Frostproof Chamber at 635-
9112. Pre-registration is neces-
sary and must be submitted by
July 10 in order to determine
the location. Forms are avail-
able in the Chamber Newslet-'
ter. ,
Doug Leonard, City Planner
and consultant for the City of


Frostproof will be directing the
meeting. The Chamber's Eco-
nomic Development Commit-
tee is providing a service to the
City, as part of the mission
agreement, by hosting the
event.
Area residents traveling
north on US Highway 27 with-
in the past year have witnessed
extensive growth taking place
in the four corner region.
The City of Frostproof will
grow, but how it grows will be
determined by careful plan-
ning. This can be achieved
with input from the citizens of
Frostproof, the EDC and the
City Planner.,


Submitted to Frostproof News/Lisa Chatlos
Stunners take Third place
Stunners 14U Team: Back row-Coach King Smith Ashton
Shirey, Faith Franklin, Aleecia Martinez, Julie Lamb,
Chelle Smith and Coach Tommy Chatlos. Front row-
Priscilla Adams, Niki Helms, Lacy Lambeth, Sam Lower,
Kati Hutto, and Liz Russell. The Florida Stunners brought
home third place at the ISA State tournament last week-
end. They had one loss in the double elimination tourna-
ment and due to rain 2nd and 3rd place was determined
by a coin toss. Whitney Dukes had 2 triples, Whitney
Deloach had 1 triple and Faith Franklin had a double. Niki
Helms had 2 home runs. The team will travel to South
Carolina July 18-23 for the ISA World Series.


L k~ ____________________A


Courtesy of PCSO
"They made a date with
deputies instead of children"
said Sheriff Grady Judd.


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Sheriff
Continued From Page 1
10% of those solicitations were
reported to authorities.
Suspects had. multiple charges
which varied from Solicitation of
Minor via Internet, Transmission
of Material Harmful to Minors, to
Attempted Lewd Battery. Detec-
tives also seized three vehicles
and one motorcycle.
Auld, George John III, DOB 3-
14-82, white male 551 Dornoch
St. Davenport
Employment: Disney World,
Hospitality Host
Sandoval, Roland DOB 10-10-
73, white male 7504 Gallineta
Court, Tampa
Employment: Laborer
Lopez, Edward Valdimir DOB
2-19-83, Hispanic male 837 Turn-
bull Av. Altamonte Springs
Employment: Hess, Laborer
Archontakis, Nikolaus DOB 9-
5-29, white male 2825 St. Johns
Dr., Clearwater
Employment; Archontakis
Inc., Landscaping


Torres, Juan DOB 9-22-82, His-
panic male 7313 Marseilles Court,
Orlando
Employment: Brighthouse,
Technician
Rushing, Darren Leonard DOB
8-16-73, black male 16294 Camp-
ton Hgts. PI, Tampa
Employment: Betacom, Tech-
nician, located in Thonotosassa
Rider, Anthony S. DOB 8-6-64,
white male 2929 McLeroy Pl.,
Dover
Employment: Unemployed
also charged with resisting arrest
without violence
Pinnock, Everad Glenn, Jr.
DOB 9-17-83, black male 863 Nia-
gara St. NW, Palm Bay
Employment: Bagger Publix,
Palm Bay Q
Tyson, Jeremy Joe DOB 4-16-
80, black male 2259 Simpson
Ridge, Kissimmee
Employment: Modern Plumb-
ing, Plumbing
Lasko, Dennis M. DOB 9-2-44,
white male 7225 Bellingham
Oaks Blvd., Tampa
Employment: Retired, Rail-
road


Suchon, Kyle DOB 9-30-81,
white male 5305 31st Cir. E. #104,
Bradenton
Employment: Goodyear, Sales
Jenkins, Jonathan Nelson DOB
2-22-84, white male 355 China
Berry Cir., Davenport
Employment: Granit Construc-
tion, Foreman
El-Shall, Yania Hassan DOB 8-
4-81, middle eastern white male
4526 35th St. NW, Gainesville
Employment: Law Student,
Univ. of Florida
States, Nicholas Dean DOB 7-
6-86, white male 4415 Cleary
Way, Orlando
Employment: DME Corpora-
tion, Manager
Stenstrup, Brian DOB 4-25-80,
white male 2210 Yankee #334,
Orlando
Employment: Universal City
Walk, Food and Beverage
Kinchen, Kevin DOB 5-18-85,
white male 716 Tradewinds Dr.,
Brandon
Employment: Self-employed,
also charge .with possession of
methamphetamine and para-
phernalia


Gant, Michael Allen DOB 10-
15-83, white male 8106 Baja
Blvd., Orlando
Employment: Jims Plumbing
and Irrigation, Plumber
Koehler, Christian DOB 9-6-78,
white male 3737 59th St. Dr. West,
Bradenton
Employment: American Furni-
ture, Customer Service
Honeycutt, Jason Lee DOB 3-
25-78, white male 4061 Queen
Anne Dr., Orlando
Employment: Disney World,
Ride Operator
Paige, Clifford Stanley III DOB
7-22-87, white male 1215 Single-
ton Circle, Groveland
Employment: D & 0 Cabinets,
Kissimmee, Installer
Also arrested in conjunction
with the weekend undercover
operation was:
Montgomery, Mathew E. DOB
9-13-86, white male 6814 Hes-
perides Street, Tampa.


Students take honors at Science Fair


The following students had
projects judged superior at the
2005-2006 Polk Public Schools
Elementary Science Fair. More
than 225 students from 46 ele-
mentary schools submitted proj-
ects for the science fair. Students
with projects judged superior are
listed by school.

Auburndale
Berkley Elementary: Katie
Widner, Kristin Ritchie;
Caldwell Elementary: Elisha
Donahue, Ryan Jouppi, Joseph
Lopez, Alessandro Marquez,
Coral Nolan, Katie Swartz;

Bartow
Bartow Elementary Academy:
Katelyn Meeks, Danielle Yost;


Gibbons Street Elementary:
Clayton Whidden;
Davenport
Ridgeview Global Studies:
Timothy Sharpe, Vitia Webster;
Frostproof
Ben Hill Griffin Jr., Elementary:
Jordyn Braaten, Teddy Johnson,
Kristen Miller, Devin Nicholson;
Eloise
Snively Elementary: Jennifer'
Lopez;
Eagle Lake
Pinewood Elementary: Tyler
Thomsen, Cindy Wells;
Haines City


Alta Vista Elementary: Leroy
Beckford, Maria Marinelarena,
Emily Myrick;
Bethune Academy: Kyle
Branch, Robyn Cotney, Dustin
King, Kaitlyn Sitek;
Lake Wales
Hillcrest Elementary: Connor
Pickles, D. J. Miller III;
Spook Hill Elementary: Ian
Galloway, Tanner Kinney;.
Lakeland
Carlton Palmore Elementary:
Gabriela Marichal, Victoria
Wheaton;
Cleveland Court Elementary:
Hamilton Cable, Kayla McClellan;
Griffin Elementary: Shannon
Barnett, Buse Cengiz;


Lime Street Elementary: Carly
Cashman, Sydney Kruljac, Cather-
ine Sheets;
Lincoln Avenue Elementary:
Scott Campbell, Dhaval Jivanji,
Austin Stark, Jared Williams, Dal-
ton Yelvington;
North Lakeland Elementary:
Sarah Lakhani, Maria Probasco;
Padgett Elementary: Michael
Williams;-
Winston Elementary: Paige
Turner;
Winter Haven
Elbert Elementary: Haley Tay-
lor;
'Garner Elementary: Davie Jo.
McClure;
Jewett School of the Arts:
Claire Chambers, Currie Ann Lit-
tleton.


Public Meetings


Proposed Land
Changes in North
Polk
Bartow, FL. Polk County
Long Range Planning staff will
hold a public information meet-
ing on Fridai,. Jurn- 30 a the D'a\
,,).i o.'L.S cJoo:'|-O1 Ilre Arts calte-
r,, S \V Palmetto Sti et,
Dave nrport 33837 from 5.30 to
7:30 pm. This meeting is intend-
ed to provide information about
the proposed land use changes
in the area north, northeast and
westof Da\enport and south of
the Ronald Reagan P\.1y I1or-


merly Courity Road 54). This
area is part of the North Ridge,
Ronald Reagan Pkwy, and North
US Hwy 27 Selected Area Plans.

School board
plans. meetings
The school board will meet
Thuisdia,. June 29, I1 a.m..to 1.
p.m. in a budget workshop. The.
workshop will be held in the
superintendent's conference
room of the district administra-
tive office, 1915 South Floral
Avenue, Bartow. The budget
Workshop will irnmmediatel. fol-


low a previously announced
computer training for school
board members.
A site' selection committee
will meet Friday, June 30, 2 to 3
p.m., to review locations for a
new elementary school to be
located in southwest Lakeland.
The site' selection committee
meeting will be held in the facili-
ties. conference room of the
school district, administrative
office, 1915 South Floral
Avenue, Barlow.
A public hearing will be held
during the July 25 school board
meeting to consider changing


attendance zones from Frost-
proof Elementary and Ben Hill
Griffin Jr. Elementary to Spook
Hill Elementary for students opt-
ing out of attending charter
school Janie Howard Wilson
Elementary. The rezone hearing
will take place immrnediateIl fol-
lowing a pre% iousl) scheduled 6
p.m. public hearing on, the'
budget.
Staff will have maps and writ-
ten information available for
review. For additional informa-
tion contact Ana Martinez-
Hubert, Long Range Planning
Division (863) 534-6486.


PC Health Care Program recognized


The lnlerriatlional Cit\ and
Co:'ni\ Management Associa-
tion liCLMA) in \Vashington D C
awarded Polk Counts the 200t6
Community Health and Safetly
Program Excellence Award for
their Polk HealthCare Plan
The Plan, which %\as Imple-
mentec in 1999. was said to be
"creative, elffechie and innocia-
li'e." The ICMA recognizes local
government programs or
processes that improve the com-
rnmunity's safety, health, and or'
well:iess including those that
enhance the quality of lite lor
the disadvantaged. .. 0
To receive the. award and


recognition, applications .are,
te\ie\\ed b\ a panel of 17 inter-
national ICMA members who
judge the prograrn's overall
quality. The panel also evaluates
the scope of the program and its
value to the community as well
as it's capability to be replicated
in other communities.
Since the Polk HealthCare
Plan began, 17,912'Polk County
residents have received access,
to quality health care services.
These services ,include primary
and, preventive-, care,, medical
specialties, inpatient and outpa-
tient hospital care, pharmaceuti-
cals, diagnostic testing! and


much more. 'This has been
made available through partner-
ships %\ith five local hospitals,
225 physicians and allied health
professionals, ambulatory sur-
gery centers, pharmacies, diag-
nostic testing facilities and other.
health care entities. With access
to health care services becom-
ing almost a luxury for many
Americans, Polk County and its
community partners have
demonstrated a creative and
innovative approach to making
Polk County a healthier commu-
nity, thus a better place to live,
and raise a family.,
. "We're excited abQut the


national recognition and appre-
ciate all of our pri\ ate and public
partners that share in our com-
mitment to serve the local com-
munity," said Gwen Hall, of Polk
County's community health and
social services division;.
As the award recipient, the
Polk County Board of County
Commissioners will be recog-
nized during ICMA's 92nd Annu-,
al Conference in San Antonio,
Texas in September. Additional-
ly, the Polk HealthCare Plan will
be highlighted in the fall issue of
ICMA's Public Management
magazine.


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Americorps Polk Reads seeks tutors


Positions include
living allowance,
education vouchers

AmeriCorps Polk Reads is
looking for dedicated, flexible,
and cooperative adults to be paid
reading tutors in Polk County pub-
lic schools from August 2006
through July 31, 2007. This is a 12-
month commitment tutoring
kindergarten through third grade
students. Applicants must be 18
years of age or older with a high
school diploma or GED. Full and
part-time positions are available.


Full-time tutors work 40 hours per
week and receive a $10,900 living
allowance, healthcare benefits,
childcare vouchers (if income
qualified), and an education
voucher of $4,725 for college or
for existing school loans. Part-
time tutors work 20 hours per
week and receive an annual living
allowance of $5,650 and a $2,632
education voucher.
Please contact the Polk Educa-
tion Foundation at (863) 519-8638
for information and application
instructions. The application
deadline is August 10, 2006.
AmeriCorps is a network of
national service programs that


engage more than 50,000 Ameri-
cans each year in intensive serv-
ice to meet critical needs in edu-
cation, public safety, health, and
the environment.
The Americorps Polk Reads
program is funded by a federal
grant and administered by the
Polk Education Foundation of the
Polk County School Board.
Persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply for these
positions.
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Cypress Gardens celebrates America'
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your pride in the good ole' U.S. of All 50 states are represented in a and Jubilee Junction, a pictur-
A.! "Celebrate America" kicked beautiful display of flags around esque village where food and
off at Cypress Gardens Adventure the pier in Adventure Grove. Make shopping take an entertaining
Park on June 23 in a blaze of red, sure to stop at "Memorial Wall" old-fashioned twist. Come face-
white and blue, a salute to what and send a greeting to the troops to-face with more than 150 ani-
makes America great. and take a moment to reflect at mals in Nature's Way or take in
Highlights of the patriotic festi- Freedom Wall, a tribute to the the beauty of Wings of Wonder,
val include a daily "Celebration wars America has fought and the the famed butterfly arboretum.
Parade," featuring a 20-foot tall soldiers she has lost. Stroll the historic gardens, visit
Uncle Sam puppet, stilt-walkers, "Ooh" and "Ahh" at "Night with our graceful Southern Belles
patriotic characters and a dance Magic," the all-new unique night- and gasp in wonder at the world-
party at the end. Younger guests time ski show. Featuring the famous ski show. It's adventure
will be given flags and invited to famous Cypress Gardens water for all ages! The park is located in
join in the parade as well. It's cur- skiers, this dramatic performance Winter Haven, Florida two miles
tain's up on "Crazy for the Red, mixes gravity-defying leaps and west of SR 27 on Cypress Gardens
White & Blue," a song & dance jumps with displays of pure grace Boulevard.
revue full of favorite tunes reflect- and power. On weekends, the Get days and days of fun at two
ing America's spirit, show becomes truly one-of-a- spectacular parks! Group rates
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American History" displays post- over the performers. corporate and any group with 15
ed amongst the park's red, white "Celebrate America" is includ- or more people. Ask about our
and blue decorations, including ed in park admission and runs new Group Super Saver Rate. For
memorable moments in Ameri- through July 30. The festival is more information, contact Group
can sports, entertainment and part of the 70th anniversary cele- Sales at (863) 324-2111 or visit the
music, as well as a timeline of bration and. joins 40 exciting web site.

Church Directory


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 children's
church. For information please call
635-2704.
Frostproof Church of God
Rex E. Daniels-Pastor
Frostproof Church of God, 104
Highway 630W, Worship Services,
Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday
, Morning Worship 10:45 a.m., Sun-
day Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.,
Wednesday Evening 7 p.m. For
more information call 863-635-
3556.
; Church of God ByFaith
Reverend Anderson, Jr.
Church Of God By Faith, 208
Hopson Rd., Worship Services;
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship
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.
FirstAssemblyofGod
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
Sp.m. Youth Fellowship and Bible
study Wednesday evenings at 7
p.m. For more information call 863-
635-2702.
First Baptist Church of Frost-
proof
Daryl Hood-Pastor
First Baptist Church of Frost-
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ice offers a more contemporary
style of music, while the Celebra-
tion Worship at 10:50 a.m. will
remain more traditional in nature.
Childcare will be available for both
services. For more information call
863-635-3603.
First Christian Church of Frost-
proof
Albert Fidler-Evangelist
First Christian Church of Frost-
proof, 2241 County Road 630 W,
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship
Service 10:15 a.m., Sunday Evening
Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday
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 Babson
Park, 1295 Scenic Highway N., Bab-

Manage Psylla
Populations
to Slow
Spread of Citrus
Greening Disease
Citrus Greening Disease (CGD)
is here to stay. A systemic disease
that can kill an infected tree in
three to five years, CGD is proving
to be much more difficult to
control than canker. Symptoms
often don't show up in infected
trees for up to three years. By then,
it's too late.
Management of CGD depends
on controlling the insect that
spreads the disease the Asian
citrus psyllid. An Integrated Pest
Management program, including
both biological and chemical
controls to keep all nursery and
young trees psyllid-free, is the
most effective means for
controlling the pest and limiting
the disease's devastation.
It is also important to protect
the mature trees, especially
during the spring and early
summer flushes.
Groves should be scouted
regularly, and those where psylla
are present should be treated. For
quick, economical management
of infestations, depend on
Lorsban-4E insecticide as
part of the treatment rotation.
Foliar-applied at a rate of 5
pts./A, Lorsban helps keep psylla
populations under control and
provides broad-spectrum protection
against other pests found in groves,.
including citrus rust mite, scale,
mealybugs, aphids, whiteflies and
fire ants. Beneficial insects are also
important to psyllid control, and
the quick knockdown action of
Lorsban allows for fast
recolonization
of beneficial
populations.
For more
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schedules for
management of
CGD, contact
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son Park, Sunday School 9:30 a.m.,
Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Sun-
day Evening Bible Sunday 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 beginning
June 4) For more information call
635-3955.
First United Methodist Church of
Frostproof
James C. Isaacson, Pastor
First United Methodist Church of
Frostproof, 150 Devane St., Sunday
School 9:30 a.m., Traditional Wor-
ship Service 10:30 a.m. For more
information call 635-3107.


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This presentation offers suggestions to
positive parenting and positive discipline.
techniques. There will be discussion about
how to change negative behavior using
positive parenting techniques. This class will
be presented in Spanish. 'Cultural
differences,' as they relate to parenting will
be addressed. Child care will not be provided.
Please do not bring children. Date: July 13,
2006. Time: 5:00 PM 6:30 PM. Location:
Behavioral Health Division, Sweet Center
Commons,1201 First Street, South, Winter
Haven. Speaker: Nandy Reeves, B.A., Winter
Haven Hospital, Health Division

Tecnicas Positivas De Como Ser Mejores
Pardres Y De Educar Mejor a Sus Hijos
Esta presentaci6n le ofrecera sugerencias y
t&6nicas positivas de como ser mejores
padres y como disciplinary a su(s) hijo(os, a,
as) de una manera positive. Habr6 una
discusi6n acerca de como disciplinary a su(s)
hijo(os, a, as) de una manera positive. Esta
clase se presentara en espafiol. Se hablara de
diferencias Culturales relacionadas con la
educaci6n de su(s) hijo(os, a, as). No se
proveera con cuidado de ninos. Por favor no
traiga nifios.


Employing Persons With Disabilities
This presentation will offer solutions to
employers' concerns about hiring persons
with disabilities. Learn how the decision to
employ persons with disabilities can increase
employee attendance. The discussion will
also include an explanation of the WOTC tax
incentive for an employer. For location and to
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State promises smooth transition Did you know that apple
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TALLAHASSEE Tom Gal-
lagher, Florida's chief financial offi-
cer, said today that a judge reaf-
firmed her approval of the
Department of Financial Services'
plan to protect and to smoothly
transition nearly 330,000 policy-
holders with Atlantic Preferred,
Southern Family and Florida Pre-
ferred insurance companies to Citi-
zens Property Insurance Corpora-
tion on July 1. The three insurers
are subsidiaries of the Tampa-
based Poe Financial Group.
"We remain focused on protect-
ing policyholders and ensuring they


have continuous coverage this hur-
ricane season," Mr. Gallagher said.
"Tropical Storm Alberto was an
important reminder of the need to
protect our homes and our fami-
lies, and our transition plan was
developed with this in mind."
At a hearing today in Tallahas-
see, Leon County Circuit Judge
Janet Ferris heard a recent emer-
gency motion filed by Poe officials
regarding the three insurers they
formerly managed. Filed last week,
Poe's motion alleged the depart-
ment's transition plan should have
required Citizens to use Poe's affili-


ates Poe & Associates, Poe Man-
agers, and Mariah and pay fees to
service policies being assumed by
Citizens.
In response, the department
refuted Poe's assertion because
Poe's affiliates had long provided
the employees, facilities and equip-
ment necessary to operate the
three insurance companies the
judge had ordered into liquidation.
The department's response is
attached.
On May 30, Judge Ferris signed
orders directing the department to
take control of the three insurance


companies' operations and to liqui-
date the companies' assets to pay
outstanding claims. On June 1, the
judge approved a transition plan to
help homeowners who were cov-
ered by one of the three Poe com-
panies to automatically transition to
Citizens Property Insurance Corpo-
ration on July 1.
For more information, policy-
holders can contact the Depart-
ment of Financial Services at 1-800-
342-2762 or log onto
www.fldfs.com.


Sign of favorable
lake levels

These pretty pink pearl-like
clusters are apple snail eggs,
which are making a comeback
this spring in Lake Okee-
chobee's Moore Haven Marsh
area an indicator of healthier,
lower lake levels. This is also
good news for the endangered


Everglades snail kite (far left),
which eats the snails. The snail
kite searches for its prey by flying
low over shallow freshwater
marshes. When it spots a snail, it
swoops down, extends its legs
into the water and briefly hovers
while it grasps the snail with its
talons. While still in flight or after
landing on a nearby perch, the
kite uses its thin, hooked bill to
pull the snail from its shell.
(source: FWC)


USF and Citrus & Chemical Bank receive award


Lieutenant Governor Toni Jen-
nings recognizes USF Lakeland and
Citrus & Chemical Bank
Lakeland, FL. -The University of
South Florida Lakeland and Citrus
& Chemical Bank (C&C Bank) have
been awarded the 2006 Sustainable
Florida Promising Practices Award
by the Council for Sustainable Flori-
da, an independent, non-partisan
program of the Collins Center for
Public Policy. The organization is
committed to the balance of eco-
nomic, social and environmental
development of the State of Florida.
Lieutenant Governor Toni Jen-
nings joined the Council in honor-
ing USFL and C&C Bank for the suc-
cessful implementation and
development of the Bank Leader-
ship Certificate Program. The
award was presented during a spe-
cial ceremony at the Florida State


University Alumni Center in Talla-
hassee on June 12.
USF Lakeland and C&C Bank
collaboratively developed a pro-
gram in which the bank's mid-level
managers receive specific and
essential leadership development
skills and receive transferable col-
lege credit simultaneously. The pro-
gram's mission is to build future
banking leaders with strong charac-
ter, leadership skills, relational com-
petence and extraordinary achieve-
ment potential.
USFL, C&C Bank and other
Promising Practice Award winners
will participate in future events pro-
moted by the Council for Sustain-
able Florida and the Council will
also work with other Florida col-
leges and universities to create case
studies of the winners for use in
business programs statewide.


Award winners also received a res-
olution from Governor Jeb Bush
and his Cabinet.
According to Dr. Marshall Good-
man, vice president and campus
executive officer of the USF Lake-
land Campus, "This program is a
wonderful example of one of the
ways in which USF Lakeland will
serve as a collaborative resource for
our community. To have the excel-
lence of this program recognized in
Tallahassee is very gratifying, and
we are proud of the joint effort with
our friends at C&C."
Created in 1990 by the Florida
Legislature, the Council has a com-
mitment to improve Florida's envi-
ronment and economy, while
building a safer, healthier, higher
quality of life for all of its citizens.
Since initiating the Best Practices
Awards program in 1998, the Coun-


cil has recognized and honored
more than 100 businesses, non-
profit organizations, governmental
groups and individuals whose
work is committed to the future
success of Florida.
The University of South Florida,
a Doctoral/Research Extensive uni-
versity system, is ranked one of the
top 60 public research universities
in the nation. USF Lakeland brings
the resources of nationally and
internationally known scholar-
teachers to a variety of undergradu-
ate and master's level degree pro-
grams, web-based courses,
certificate programs and program
partnerships with the USF Tampa
campus and community business-
es and agencies. For more informa-
tion, contact USF Lakeland at (863)
667-7000 or visit USF Lakeland on
the web at www.lakeland.usf.edu.


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ARLINGTON, VA A Nature
Conservancy-funded study to be
published next month found that
per capital visits to U.S. national
parks have been declining since
1987, after having risen for the pre-
vious 50 years. The drop occurs as
the use of electronic media is on
the rise something that
researchers call "evidence of a fun-
damental shift away from people's
appreciation of nature."
"When children choose TVs
over trees, they lose touch with the
physical world outside and the fun-
darmental connection of those
places to our daily lives," said Steve
McCormick, President and CEO of
The Nature Conservancy. "A simu-
lated waterfall can never compare
with the wonder of Niagara Falls,
and an electronic world cannot
replicate-the awe of standing at the
base of half-dome in Yosemite or
watching the eruptiori of Old Faith-
ful. These places aren't just part ol
the ArrieriIcain I eper-elnce, they're
part of the human expel since -
something no one should miss."


The data was analyzed by Uni-
versity of Illinois ecologist Oliver
Pergams and Stroud Water
Research Center ecologist Patricia
Zaradic with contributions from
Conservancy Lead Scientist Peter
Kareiva. The project was funded
through a National Science Foun-
dation grant to The Nature Conser-
vancy.
While more than two dozen
variables were tested, Pergams
said that video games, home
movie rentals, going out to movies,
Internet use, and rising fuel prices
explained almost 98 percent of the
decline in people visiting national
parks.
"It's fairly stunning," Pergams
said, but he cautioned that correla-
tion is not the same as causation.
"We've shown statistically that the
rise in use of these various types of
media, as well as oil prices, is so
high\ co, related vlith the decline
in nritional parl: i ii-,s hati there is
IIkelt[- be S- rn e n i- sso'L ^ alirn "
Pergams and Zaradic ruled out
vai tables such ia lI-amiil income,


aging of the population, a recent
rise in foreign travel or park capaci-
ty as major factors. These variables
were tested, but the correlations
were not nearly as strong as home
entertainment and fuel prices,
Pergams said. He added that fur-
ther research is needed to explain
the relationships found in this
study.
Both the researchers and
McCormick also noted that the
results of the study point to a need
to find ways to connect children to
the special places and natural sys-
tems. that sustain us all. "We
demonstrate our values in the way
we allocate our time," suggested
Zaradic. "Research indicates that
children who experience nature
with a mentor develop an appreci-
ation of nature as adults."
"Achieving meaningful conser-
vation in the 21st century takes
tremendous commitment, innova-
tion, and collaboration," added
McCormick. "Conservation is
becoming increasingly more diffi-
cult as the pressure to develop nat-


ural areas becomes intensified,
and we will be relying on the next
generation to carry forth this very
important work."
The Conservancy continues to
step up its efforts to engage young
people in environmental and con-
servation issues through the orga-
nization's Web site, such as by
offering podcasts for "nature on
the go" and by allowing people to
join the Great Places Network via
email. The Conservancy has also
worked with parents on a "Take
Your Child to Nature Day," and at
the end of this month, the Conser-
vancy and the National Park Ser-
vice are sponsoring a "BioBlitz"
educational activity at Potomac
Gorge near Washington, DC. There
are ample volunteer opportunities
at many of the 1,400 other nature
preserves aswell.
The.s"tudy is set to be published
in the Journal of Environmental
Management next month.


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AIR COND-'4 ton Carrier
w/pad, ice cold, $250
(863)675-2844
AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659
WINDOW/WALL UNIT, Hot-
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BARBER CHAIR, Emil J. Padair
Porcelain base w/foot rest,
all hydraulics work. $1000
neg. (863)697-0328


DISHWASHER- Whirlpool,
Under the counter. Has a
black; almond panels. $75.
(863)763-7695 or 634-8037
FREEZER- Sears, top load-
ing,excellent condition $80
(863)763-1377
REFRIGERATOR-W/ice mak-
er, good condition, $100
(8863)517-1974 La Belle
WASHER & DRYER- Ken-
more, Both work perfectly.
$100,. Will separate
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$400 (863)763-3451
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LADIES BICYCLE, Huffy, Red,
6 speed w/basket & bell.
Good condition. $45
(863)357-4188


ALL STEEL BUILDING SALE!
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ALUMINUM AWNING- 11,
Various sizes, 12' to 4', Ask-
ng 1.500 will sell separalely.
863-634-8608
ELITE COMPOSED ROOFING
PANELS- New, 4'W x38"L,
3" insulation, $2000 for all
will sell sep (863)763-5011
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
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Accessories. Quick turn
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Toll Free (888)393-0335,
ROOFING PANELS -Alum., 6,
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insulated, $600. Call
863-634-8608.


CRIB, Oak color, straight rails,
different heights, converts to
toddler bed, good condition.
$50 (863)763-3563
JOGGING STROLLER, Great
shape. $25. (863)675-3944
LaBelle.
SWING SET, Solid wood.
$150 (863)612-4800


AVON BOTTLE COLLECTION -
40 ,+ pieces. $100 or best of-
fer.'(863)467-5052 .
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $600 al or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
FOOTBALL/BASEBALL CARDS
(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 663-763-8943
TRAIN SET- Lionel Santa Fe 0-
gauge, Engine, 3 cars &
track. $200. or best offer.
(863)983-7915


COMPAQ COMPUTER- Up-
graded, Desk top. With desk
& access. Good cond. $175.
or best offer. (863)467-0987
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
&' games. $175.
. (863)843-0158


CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
2 pc. w/5 shelves. Hand
Made. Must see! $650
(863)763-8943
COMPUTER DESK, 5 ft. long,
2 ft: deep, 5 ft, tall. $125
(863)357-4188 :


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COUCH, Tan, Excellent condi-
tion. $125. LeBelle
239-822-5955
DRESSER, 40" Oak. $25
(863)675-3032 after 6pm.
END TABLES, 1 pair, 3
drawers. $25
(863)675-3032 after 6pm.
RACE CAR BED- Little Tykes,
blue, mattress not included,
excellent condition, $1"50
(863)634-3069
ROCKING CHAIR & footstool,
$35. LaBelle 239-822-5955
SLEIGH BED- Twin complete,
no mattress, $35
(863)675-7105
TABLE- Oak, Round, 1: leaf, 2
chairs w/coasters. $100.
(863)763-7695


KAHR P45- .45 cal. Semi-au-
to. 2 magazines, Ammo.
$500.(863)983-7915
RCBS ROCKCHUCKER & RE-
LOADING EQUIP- 4 sets of
dies, powder charge & misc.
$100 (863)357-3107 aft 5



CIRCULARMATIC TABLE- Glo-
ria Marshall, Like new, $950.
(863)357-i1183.
NEW KING MEMORY FOAM
Mattress. Paid $230, asking
$170. Okeechobee area;'
(863)763-5474
NEW QUEEN MEMORY FOAM
Mattress. Paid $187, asking
$125 firm. Okeechobee area.
(863)634-9620


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
.w/surrounding diamonds,
$500 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023


SUITCASE SET: SAMSONITE,
Black w/hard shell cases.
Great condition. $60.
(863)675-3944 LaBelle.


LIFE CHAIR: New, Mauve col-
or, $1300 or best offer.
(863)517-1570 LaBelle


GENERATOR- BRAND NEW
Never used, good for 4 BR
house. $850 or best offer.
(239)657-2427
HOV A ROUND-,easy to oper-
ate $2500 (863)357-0125 :
LASER VIDEODISC COLLEC-
TION & PLAYER, 400 or
more discs, $400 or best of-
fer. (863)467-5401
PARKING LOT SWEEPER-
Tow behind, Ready to go.
Honda, Electric start, Used.
$2500. (863)467-4253



PIANO- Kimball, w/bench, Art-
lst console, like new, $900
or best offer (863)902-8883


BOXER PUP, AKC Champion
Pedigree, 25 weeks old, beau-
tiful flashy brindle male. $450
863-675-9326/863-673-1214
COCKATIELS, (7), babies,
hand feed, bring your cage,
$350. (863)983-7807 in
Pioneer Plantation area.
DOBERMAN PUPPIES, AKC
7 Black & Tan & 3 Red. Health
Certificates. Parents on prem-
ises. $450. (863)634-6097
FINCH'S & CANARIES
$20- $45. (863)697-8731
GERM SHEP PUPS- 8 wks
old, AKC, health cert. Champ
line, bik/tan, short hair, par-
ents on prem, hips cert.
(863)254-3344


JACK RUSSELL PUPS Pure
bred, shots/wormed, 4 males,
1 female. Cate...cute...cute!!!
$250. (239)340-8503
PIT BULL PUPPIES- 3M/5F
APBR Lowriders. R6ady to go!
'(863)634-6601 or 634-2250


JACUZZI, Large, outdoor, 6
people, very good condition.
$250 (863)612-5037


SINGER, 1978, in cabinet, in
good condition. $100 or best
offer. (863)467-1046


TOSHIBA- Model f 356.A,
35" Works good. $250.
(863)675-0161
TV, 42" RCA, Excellent condi-
tion. $800 new, asking $400
(863)447-1198


GENERATOR- Craftsman,
brand -new, $600
(863)357-0125
GENERATOR TRANSFER
SWITCH, 200 amps, 250 v,
brand new. $1000
*(863)763-3665
MAC TOOLBOX- Economizer
4000, asking $800 or best
offer (863)634-0856-or
634-2951
MIG WELDER- Snap-on, 300
amp, With aluminum spool
gun, on small wheels $1000.
or best offer (863)697-9704
PLASMA CUTTER- Snap-on,
will cut up to half inch
$1200. or best offer.
(863)697-9704
TABLE SAW Rigid, heavy du-
ty, 10". New, only used once.
S$420 or best offer.
(772)216-5092 .



DIRT DEVIL ULTRA, Handheld
vaccuum. Used twice, sacri-
fice at $25. (863)824-0801


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell. coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
WHEEL CHAIR .LIFT, Inexpen-
sive, For back of car.
,(863)517-1570

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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



BEAUTIFUL RED SORREL 1/4
Horse, 12 yro mare, great
manner,16 hands, $1500
incldstack (863)357-1693
CORRAL, 7 or 8 pieces. Very
good condition. $700
(863)675-3054
Palamino Gelding, 15 hands,
some work w/barrel & poles,
loves to jump, $1000.
(863)634-9314


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PALOMINO- 5 yrs, 15.3 hand,
Barn & pastured, Not a be-
ginner horse. $1800.
(863)357-1945. Evenings


BEHIND THE SHED SALE
Lawn mowers, Edger, Yard
vac, Awning windows & more
$185. for all (863)763-0120
LAWN EQUIPMENT & TRAIL-
ER, 2 blowers, 2 weedeaters,
edger & more. Call for more
info. $9000 (863)532-0368
LAWN TRACTOR, John Deere.
$500 (863)763-4567
LRG COMPUTER DESK- Ad-
justable height. Removable
top $50. or best offer.
(561)633-1371
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$800. for all, will separate.
(863)801-1666
ROTO TILLER- Tro"yBilt,
12hp, w/attach, elec start,
self prop, like new, $1200
(863)763-1377

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plus extras, showroom
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This is the 'ourney to restore America's Everglades'


By MaryAnn Morris

The "water problem" in
South Florida is a big one and
public awareness has spurred
efforts to assure Floridians that
clean water will be there for their
use, but not so much that it
floods their homes and ruins
natural resources.
New technology has speeded
up and improved the ability of
scientists and engineers to see
the long-term damaging results
of the old "ditch it and drain it"
philosophy that had character-
ized the development of Florida
since it became a state. -The
Comprehensive Everglades
Restoration Plan (CERP) will
improve south Florida's ecosys-
tem (including human habitat)
by restoring water flows that
were changed tremendously,
with all good intentions, over the
past century. It is the largest envi-,
ronmental restoration effort in,
the world.
CERP projects will capture
and store as much of the billions
gallons of fresh \\ after as possible
which are now drained off into
the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of
Mexico. There are more than 50
separate projects in the 16 coun-,
ties of CERP CERP is all of South
Florida, which has a growing
population of more than 7 mil-
lion residents.
CERP was authorized by Con-
gress in 2000. Now, many indi-
vidual CERP projects are being
designed, land is being acquired,
and related efforts are underway.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers (COE) is the lead agency,
working with the South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) and other federal,
state. local and tribal partners.
The Everglades is unique -
there is no other wetland system
like it ,on earth. It is home to rare


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Engineers
For the most part, CERP
involves the Kissimmee River
area, the Lake Okeechobee
area, the Everglades Agricul-.
tural Area and regions to the
south.
and endangered animals and
plants. Floridians rely on the
Everglades to provide water sup-
ply, recreation and' economic
benefits, and enhance quality of
life. CERP is the only compre-
hensive plan to restore the Ever-
glades.
The seven principal features
of CERP are designed to improve,
water quality, quantity, timing,
and distribution. Each CERP
project includes one or more of
these features: Kissimmee Chain
of Lakes and the Kissimmee.,.
River, the Indian River Lagoon
and the St.' .Lucie River, the
Caloosahatchee River and Big
Cypress National Preserve,.Bis-
cayne Bay, Florida Keys, Florida
Bay and Everglades National
Park, plus Lake Okeechobee
water conservation areas. These
seven.features are:
Surface Water Storage Reser-
voirs
181,300 acres of above and
in-ground reservoirs are planned


to store millions of gallons of
water. The C-43 reservoir is
under construction in Hendry
County.
Aquifer Storage and Recovery
More than 300 underground
water storage wells are pro-
posed to store up to 1.6 billion
gallons of treated water a day in
confined aquifers.,
Stormwater Treatment Areas
(STA)
35,600 acres of manmade
wetlands will be constructed
and planted with phosphorus-
hungry plants to remove pollu-.
tants and other harmful c6ntam-
inants from water before it is
discharged to the Everglades.
Wastewater Reuse
Two advanced treatment
plants are proposed to recycle"
more than 220 million gallons of
wastewater.a day, adding a new
source of high quality water for
the southern Everglades. Irriga-
tion systems use recycled water.
Seepage Management Barri-
ers
Barriers are proposed to be
built to stop the rapid under-
ground seepage of water out of
the Everglades, which today
results in the loss of millions of
gallons of water each year
Removing barriers to sheet
flow
More than 240 miles of canals
and levees may be removed to
restore the historic overland
sheet flow (shallow water flow-
ing slowly on the surface)
through the Everglades wet-


lands. Sections of Tamiami Trail
will be. elevated to handle
increased water flows con-
tributed by CERP project fea-
tures.
Operational Changes
Changes will be made in the
regional water management sys-
tem to benefit Lake Okee-
chobee, the Everglades and the
coastal estuaries.
On October 14, 2004, joined
by a host of environmental advo-
cates, Governor Jeb Bush
unveiled an ambitious plan to
accelerate the restoration of
America's Everglades. As part of
the $8 billion state-federal part-
nership to restore the River of
Grass, Florida is stepping up the
pace to complete critical envi-
ronmental projects more than a
decade ahead of schedule. This
is the Acceler8 Program.
"Florida is strengthening its
commitment to the Everglades
by further accelerating the
largest environmental restora-
tion effort in this nation's histo-
ry," said Governor Jeb Bush.
"Completing critical restoration
projects. more than 10 years
ahead of schedule will provide
immediate .environmental,'
social and economic benefits."
Florida decided to speed up
funding, design and construc-
tion to complete eight of the
CERP restoration projects over
the next seven years. At substan-
tial savings to taxpayers, these
eight projects include construc-
tion of close to 20,000 acres of
treatment marsh, which use
plants to clean pollution from
water flowing into the Ever-
glades. In addition, above
ground reservoirs will offer.
418,000 acre-feet of water stor-
age the same capacity as six
million residential swimming
pools and about enough to
lower the level of the lake one


foot.
Construction of storage
marshes, reservoirs and
stormwater treatment areas to
hold and store stormwater
runoff and also excess water
from Lake Okeechobee will pro-
tect the coastal estuaries and the
Everglades to the south. By.not
storing all the excess water in
the lake, the Herbert Hoover
Dike, never intended to create
long term storage of water, will
be protected from the pressure
of accumulations of high water.
At the same time, this water can
be released from storage when
needed to keep fresh water for
human use including agricul-
ture. Coastal wetlands near Bis-
cayne Bay will improve marine
.habitat and Biscayne National
Park. Another "canal" will give
more sheet flow to Florida Bay,
again doing away with harmful
fresh water discharges -in the
Southern Glades and other
areas.
With much of the land need-
ed to complete Everglades
restoration already in public
.ownership, remaining parcels
will be acquired at today's prices
avoiding rising property values.
Construction and engineering
jobs will be 'created in South
Florida, while labor and materi-
als will be purchased at today's
prices.
Restoring. America's Ever-
glades will revive habitat for
more than- 60 threatened and
endangered species, establish a
reliable supply of water for more
than 8 million -Floridians and
provide flood control consistent
with' the restoration, rather than
dumping it, via the rivers into the
oceans a benefit that was
emphasized by the impact of
four hurricanes on South Flori-
da's shores.
Acceler8 is a 50-50 state-fed-


eral partnership which imple-
ments the $8 billion Comprehen-
sive Everglades Restoration Plan.
Florida has committed more
than $2.5 billion through the end
of the decade to clean up and
restore America's Everglades.
Planners hope that someday
Lake Okeechobee will once
again become a healthy lake.
Both the shallow and open
water areas within the lake;
essential to its commercial and
recreational fishery and other
aquatic species, will be greatly
enhanced by the improved
water levels as a result of the
Comprehensive Plan. This will
mean more abundant and
healthier fish populations. Water
quality irn the lake will, also be
improved significantly by reduc-
ing the nutrient loading of water
flowing into the lake. Lake Okee-
chobee provides huge regional
benefits to. wildlife, including
waterfowl, other birds, and
mammals.
Major benefits will be provid-
ed to the Caloosahatchee and St.
Lucie estuaries and Lake Worth
Lagoon. The Comprehensive
Plan eliminates almost all the
damaging fresh water releases to
the Caloosahatchee and most
detrimental releases to the St.
Lucie and makes substantial
improvements to Lake Worth
Lagoon. As a result, abundant
favorable habitats will be .provid-
ed for the many aquatic species
that depend on these areas for,
food, shelter, and breeding
grounds, thereby enhancing the
productivity and economic via-
bility of estuarine fisheries.
Sources for this article
include: South Florida Water
Management District:
www,sfwmd.gov, Florida Dept.
of Environmental Regulation;
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers;
www.usace.army.mil.


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CHEVY '78 3/4 4X4, On 40s
mudd truck, no title,
runs/drives good $2500 neg
(863)441-4534
FORD F150 '91, 4x4, runs
good. $1250 (863)763-4567
FORD F-250 1982 6CYL, 4
speed granny low tranny.
Good mud/farm truck. $800
Call 863-697-3865


GM TRANS AXLE- $350 or
best offer (863)467-8856
Liberator All Terrain Truck
Tires, (4), LT245/75R16,
new, $200. (863)655-0030
POSI UNIT- 8 1/2", $150 or
best offer (863)467-8856
SUPER SWAMPERS (4) SSR
radials. 33"x12.5" on 15" rims.
Off road only. Good cond.
$395. (561)996-7069
TIRES (4), Hummer, w/heavy
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36x12.50x16.5 Like new.
$225 (863)357-8788
TONNEAU COVER, A.R.E. Fi-
berglass, Fits '01-'03 Dodge
Dakota Quad Cab, white. $450
neg. (863)697-0328


CHEVY '88, Full size, runs ex-
cellent, $900 (863)763-6591
DODGE 150 '93- runs great,
broken frame, will not turn to
the right $500 takes it
(863)673-1822
FORD '86, V8, 1 ton rear end,
8ft bed, glass fenders, great
shape. Runs great. $800
(561)876-6469
FORD F150 '89, Runs good,
needs body work. $750 or
best offer. (863)357-0223
after 6 p.m.
FORD F150 XLT LARIAT, '89,
2wd, new tires, clutch &
paint, runs great, $2500.
(863)635-1144
FORD LARIAT '86, 6 cyl., a/c,
p/s, p/b. Good work truck.
$1200 (863)763-1370


FORD EXPEDITION '99- black,
Ithr int, loaded, new tires, up-
graded sound system $9000
neg (863)801-4196
GMC JIMMY 4X4 '94 cold
a/c, auto, p/w, p/A, runs good.
$1800. (863)467-5052


DUAL AXLE TRAILER- 12X6.4,
New tires. Electrical wiring
included. Needs paint $550.
(863)675-0161
WELDING TRAILER, w/boom.
$1200 (863)763-3451



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$2500 (863)635-7276 or
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