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Thursday, February 15, 2007 Vol. 92 No. 35 Frostproof's Hometown Ne\% paper for More Than 85 Years 50 cents
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The next Regular City Coun-
cil Meeting is scheduled for
Monday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. Frost-
proof City Hall is located at 111
First Street. For more informa-
tion call 635-7855.
The Christian Fellowship
Church of Frostproof of 16 East
1st. Street will hold a combina-
tion Bake and Yard Sale, Satur-
day, Feb. 17, 8:30 a.m. until ?
The proceeds will go to the
FREE tax aide
The AARP/TCE tax aide will
be available at the Latt Maxcy
Memorial Library on Monday
and Thursday mornings from 9
a.m. until Noon beginning Feb.
1 to assist anyone in the prepa-
ration of his or her tax .forms.
Volunteers with the AARP Tax-
Aide program will be at the
LMML located on the corner of
Wall Street and Magnolia
Avenue, to assist in preparing
and E-filing 2006 personal Fed-
eral Income Tax Returns. Tax-
payers should bring picture
identification with them as well
as Social Security cards for all
family members. Please bring a
copy of your 2005 Federal
Income Tax Return and all nec-
essary papers for filing 2006 tax
returns. This is a free service for
everyone. There are no age or
To assist workers who are
unable to come in weekdays,
volunteers will also be available
on Monday evenings from 5
p.m. until 7 p.m. as well as
Monday and Thursday morn-
ings from 9 a.m. until noon. No
appointments are taken it is
clearly on a first-come, first-
served basis. Library doors
open at 9 a.m. each weekday.
Annual Art Show
Latt Maxcy Memorial
Library hosts their Annual Art
Show will be held Feb. 22.
Artists are allowed to enter two
2-dimensional works. Deadline
for entries is set for Jan. 31. Art-
work will be hung on Feb. 1 -
no late entries will be accepted.
Ribbons and monetary
prizes will be awarded for first
through third places. Honor-
able mention ribbons will also
be given: In conjunction with
the arts reception being held on
Feb. 22 we will also be hosting
an Open House for the library.
This will take place from 6 to 7.
p.m. in the lobby of the library.
This Open House and recep-
tion is open to the public.
Please stop by and see what
our library has to offer. Also
after our Arts Reception the
Friends of the Library will be
drawing the winning raffle tick-
et for the Tom Freeman paint-
ing "Morning Aglow." This
painting is available for viewing
now at the library and tickets
are $1 eachor 6 for $5.
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
Community Links. Individual Voices.
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Antique tractor & Car Show
Long ago, to a farmer who
cleared and plowed his soil with
a mule, a tractor was a miracle.
Today, those early miracles are
still amazing to behold. From 8
a.m. until 10 a.m. on Saturday,
Feb. 17 visitors may view an
assorted collection of Florida
Flywheelers' antique tractors in
downtown Frostproof. At 10
a.m. the "I Drove Through the
Grove" antique tractor parade
begins as the Flywheelers move
out to Flywheeler's Park on Old
Avon Park Road.
Parked in the downtown area
during the parade will be a col-
lection of antique cars from all
over the state of Florida. Antique
car owners will converge in
Frostproof as guests of O'Hara's
Restorations & Antique Cars for
an annual slow.
The Commiiunity Affairs Com-
mittee of the Frostproof Area
Chamber of Commerce has
planned a series of related activi-
ties for area visitors during the
Orange Blossom Antique Car
and Tractor Show. There will be
live entertainment, vendors
downtown for a giant yard sale,
lunch specials at area restau-
rants, picnic lunches available
for pick up from the Deli at
Foodway, and the First Baptist
Church will hold a gospel sing at
6 p.m. featuring the Greene Fam-
Area churches are working
on the yard sale to be held on
Wall Street from 8 a.m. 3 p.m.,
sign up forms are available for
vendors, go to the Chamber
web-site to download. Two dol-
lars of the $10 booth fee will be
donated to Relay for Life,
The Antique Car :.,'o.' is
O'Hara's annual event that
brings collectors from all over
the state to Frostproof for the
day. Antique cars will be parked
downtown for visitors to enjoy
from 8 a.m. 3 p.m. Contact Bob
O'Hara at O'Hara Restorations
for more information (863) 635-
The Frostproof Art League
will hold an Open House on the
same day with a number of
artists providing live demonstra-
tions in miniature, one stroke
and acrylic painting techniques.
A 3-D art show will be hung in
the gallery for visitors to view
and many items will be available
for purchase in the gallery and
also outside on Wall Street.
The same weekend Universal
Shooting Academy will host
their annual Florida Open Pistol
Shooting Tournament, held
See Antique Page 2
Council Seat 1
Tuesday, April 3
The City of Frostproof will
hold a Municipal Election
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
between the hours of 7 a.m.
and 7 p.m. for the election of
one City Council member for a
three year term in Seat 1.
Seat I is currently held by
Councilmember Kay Hutzel-
The qualifying period
began on Monday, Feb- 12,
2007 and will end at noon on
Friday, Feb. 16, 2007.All inter-
ested candidates must be a
resident of the City of Frost-
proof. The term of office is
three years and will com-
mence May 2007. The salary
for a council member is $100
per month. The filing fee for a
candidate is $120. For more
information please contact
the City Clerks Office at 863-
635-7854 ext. 25.
A time of fellowship and sharing was enjoyed by many at
the First Annual Ladies Luncheon sponsored by the FBC
the founder of
the First Annu-
al Ladies Lun-
The Frostproof News wel-
comes submissions from
community members, includ-
ing wedding announcements,
birth announcements, club
news, school news, obituar-
ies, business news, govern-
ment news, historic photos
and letters to the editor.
If it's news to you, it's news
The easiest way to submit
news is via email. You can
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in Microsoft Word. Some pro-
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attachments. If you have more
than one photo, please send
them one at a time.
See News Page 2
The First Baptist Church of
Frostproof held their First Annual
Ladies Luncheon and Craft Show
sponsored by The Ladies Min-
istries on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007
in the FBC Smith Building.
Mrs. Jennie Siewert organized
this years' program titled 'Learn-
ing to Forgive Yourself.'
Approximately 110 ladies were
present, representing at least eight
Churches from the area.
Guest Speakers were Martha
Carpenter of Frostproof and Mil-
lie Farthing of Winter Haven.
Music was provided by FBC's
own Priscilla Carter and Jennifer
Lee from First Assembly Church
on the Ridge.
There were 10 craft displays
which included the following
items: PartyLite Gifts, Christmas
ornaments, Home Interior Gift-
ware, Hand crocheted and knitted
items, Needlepoint and Embroi-
dered items and Woodcrafts.
Several door prizes were
donated by the following:
Melanie Gross, Badcock of
Frostproof, Futral's Foodway,
Hungry Howie's of Frostproof,
Frostproof Family Restaurant,
Jennifer Lee, Tina operator of
Libby's Beauty Salon and South-
ern Charm who made all the
table decorations (which were
given as door prizes).
RFL Bass tournament announced
The Frostproof Relay for Life
organizers are holding, the Sec-
ond Annual Frostproof Relay
For Life Fishing Tournament on
Lake Reedy, Saturday, March 10,
2007. The tournament begins at
safe light and weigh-in will be at
2 p.m. One or two man teams
may register for $50 per boat
with a Bonus Big Fish competi-
tion for an additional $10 per
boat. Prizes will be given for the
top 10 teams with cash awards
for the top five teams. Fifty per-
cent of the registration fees will
go to Relay for Life and fifty per-
cent of the registration fees will
be used for prize money. Orga-
nizers are also holding a contest
for the smallest legal fish. For
information call: Tony Sackett
Relay For Life?
Relay For Life is the Ameri-
can Cancer Society's signature
activity. It is a unique event that
offers communities an opportu-
nity to participate in the fight
against cancer. Relays are 18 to
24 hours in length and are
overnight. Teams of 10 to 15
people camp out at a local high
school, college, park, or fair-
ground and take turns walking,
jogging, or running around a
track or path. Each team is
asked to have a representative
on the track at all times during
Since Relay For Life is a com-
munity gathering rather than an
athletic event, anyone and
everyone can participate. Busi-
nesses, clubs, families, friends,
hospitals, churches, schools,
and service organizations form
teams. These teams share a
common purpose -- their sup-
port of the American Cancer
Why Relay For Life?
The power of Relay allows a
community to grieve for those
lost to cancer and to celebrate
those who have survived. For a
newly diagnosed patient, Relay
For Life offers an opportunity to
meet others who have fought
this battle and won. For the can-
cer patient in treatment, Relay
offers the opportunity to share
experiences with others. For the
long-term survivor, Relay brings
recognition that the community
cares about their struggle and
closure to a trying time in life.
Another group finding hope
in Relay For Life is caregivers.
These individuals give their
time, love, and support to
friends, family, and neighbors
who face cancer. At Relay,
everyone understands the chal-
lenges and joys of being a care-
giver. There is peace of mind in
knowing that together we can
face the challenges ahead.
the money go?
In the broadest sense, all the
money raised goes to eliminat-
ing cancer as a major health
See Fishing Page 2
Submitted photo/Susan Flood
Sponsor a FHS Senior
Pictured above are Austin Drew Britt and his grandfather,
W.C. Dampier. Mr. Dampier is sponsoring Austin for Pro-
ject Graduation. Austin is the son of Troy and Sheila Britt.
He currently has a 3.5 GPA, and is a member of the FHS
varsity football and varsity baseball teams. He has also
enjoyed membership in the Cracker Kids 4-H club for ten
years, and he has numerous awards from the Polk Coun-
ty Youth Fair in the Market Hog and Beef divisions. After
high school, Austin plans to attend a nearby college and
would like to earn a business management degree. For
fun, he enjoys spending time with his family and going to
Gator games. If you would like to sponsor a senior, send
donations to Project Graduation, Post Office Box 1292,
Frostproof, FI 33843.
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Local News: The Ladies Ministries hosts Luncheon
Submitted photos/Tina Scali
Over 100 women from several area Churches gathered together on Jan. 20 at the First
Baptist Church 1st Annual Ladies Luncheon.
Area women fellowship together
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2 The Frostproof News, Thursday, February 15, 2007
Speak Out is our free 24-hour opinion line. Call (863) 635-2171
to express your opinion or ask questions about public issues. You
are not required to give your name. While we want you to speak
out freely, the newspaper reserves the right to edit calls for clarity,
brevity, relevance and fairness.
United States Military News
Army Pvt. Jonathan
L. Lamb graduates
Army Pvt. Jonathan L. Lamb
has graduated from basic com-
bat training at Fort Jackson,
nine weeks of
training, the "
mission, his- i ,
and core val-
ues, physical Jonathan L.
fitness, and Lamb
instruction and practice in basic
combat skills, military
weapons, chemical warfare
and bayonet training, drill and
ceremony, marching, rifle
marksmanship, armed and
unarmed combat, map reading,
field tactics, military courtesy,
military justice system, basic
first aid, foot marches, and field
He is the son of Patricia
Wilbanks and Stepson of Mr.
Jerry Wilbanks of Argyle Ave.,
Lamb is a 2002 graduate of
Frostproof Middle-Senior High
Army Pfc. Elysa D.
Army Pfc. Elysa D. Ellis has
graduated from basic combat
training at Fort Jackson, Colum-
During the nine weeks of
training, the soldier studied the
Army mission, history, tradition
and core values, physical fit-
ness, and received instruction
and practice in basic combat
skills, military weapons, chemi-
cal warfare and bayonet train-
ing, drill and ceremony, march-
ing, rifle marksmanship, armed
and unarmed combat, map
reading, field tactics, military
courtesy, military justice sys-
tem, basic first aid, foot march-
es, and field training exercises.
She is the daughter of Fred
and Cheryl Sampson of Rosalie
Lake Road, Lake Wales, FL.
Ellis is a 2005 graduate of
Lake Wales Senior High School.
Cara Miller named
'Supervisor of the Year'
Department of the Air Force
Civilian Cara Miller has been
named the Supervisor of the
Selection was based on the
individual's exemplary duty
performance, job knowledge,
leadership qualities, significant
achievements, notable accom-
plishments, and community
service and support.
Miller is a capability require-
ments branch chief assigned to
the 88th Air Base Wing, Wright-
Patterson Air Force Base, Day-
She is the daughter of Harl
and Maxine Todd of County
Road 630A, Frostproof, FL.
Her husband, Max, is the son
of Edna Kyne of Lower Bell-
brook Road, Xenia, Ohio.
In 1979, she graduated from
River View High School, War-
saw, Ohio, and received a bach-
elor's degree in 1989 from Park
College, Parkville, Mo. She
earned a master's degree in
1998 from Wright State Univer-
Army Specialist Pedro
A. Macias graduates
Army Specialist Pedro A.
Macias has graduated from the
Warrior Leaders Course (WLC)
and the U.S. Army Primary
Course (PLDC), both held at
the Noncommissioned Officer
Academy, Schofield Barracks,
The WLC is part of the
Army's Noncommissioned Offi-
cer Education System and is
designed to provide the Army
with soldiers who can visualize,
describe, and execute squad-
level operations in varied oper-
ational environments and bat-
tlefields. The course teaches
specialists how to be a.non-
commissioned officer and
focus on leading, training, car-
ing, maintaining, and warrior
skills. The training prepares
specialists for promotion to ser-
geant and for assignments in
teams, crews and squads,
which symbolizes their transi-
tion from "follower" to
The five-week PLDC course
is designed to train soldiers in
basic leadership and communi-
cations/counseling skills, sup-
ply and maintenance, and mili-
tary studies and professional
skills to perform duties and
execute responsibilities of jun-
ior noncommissioned officers.
The training focuses of self-dis-
cipline, and leading and devel-
oping soldiers to work and fight
under supervision of the battle-
competent, first-level noncom-
The course included practi-
cal application of methods, fol-
lowed by hands-on, perform-
conducted in a tactical environ-
ment during-a field training
exercise. Also, it included train-
ing in planning, executing and
evaluating of individual or team
training, and planning of mis-
sions/tasks assigned to a team-
Macias, an infantryman, is
assigned to Company A, 18t
Battalion, 27th Infantry,
Schofield Barracks. He has
served in the military for two
years. By passing a recent pro-
motion board, Macias is now
eligible for promotion to the
rank of sergeant.
He is the son of Grace and
stepson of John-Britt Waldron
of Stanley Avenue, Frostproof,
His wife, Jamie, is the
daughter of James R. and
Nancy P. Davis of W. Main
Street, Wauchula, FL.
Military Life in Kunsan
By Dona Fair
KUNSAN AIR BASE, South
Korea Normally one would
think that being surrounded by
rice paddies, in a small fishing
village on the Yellow sea, would
be calm and serene. But for the
men and women stationed here,
it's not uncommon to be awak-
ened at 5 a.m. from a deep sleep
by a thunderous loudspeaker
voice announcing an invasion,
resulting in the need to jump out
of bed, grab chemical warfare
gear and rush to work.
Just 100 miles from the demil-
itarized zone that separates dem-
ocratic South Korea from the
communist North, training like
this is commonplace for the
daughter of a Lake Wales resi-
Air Force Staff Sgt. Bonny F.
Alexander, daughter of Lorene
Thomas of Carriage Drive, Lake
Wales, is a budget analyst with
the 8th Comptroller Squadron,
serving a year-long assignment
at this remote base.
"I am a budget analyst for the
Operations and Maintenance
Groups here. I make sure that
each group appropriately exe-
cutes their provided budgets,"
said Alexander, who graduated
in 1991 from Newark High
School, Ohio, and received a
bachelor's degree in 2004 from
Western New England College,
At Kunsan, the men and
women in the 8th Fighter Wing
also know as the "Wolf Pack,"
are kept busy conducting air-to-
ground and air-to-air missions in
support of the F-16 aircraft. As a
warrior base, they are at the front
lines to deliver lethal airpower
when and wherever directed.
Recent events in North Korea
have reinforced the need for the
airmen to always be alert and
ready for action.
"The situation in North Korea
has caused us to provide
increased support to the Opera-
tions and Maintenance groups
due to the increase in vigilance
and operation tempo," she said.
Life in Korea is often a dra-
matic contrast for Americans sta-
tioned here. "I see a nation that is
flourishing from the support we
provide here. The Korean nation-
als I work with show a sincere
appreciation for our presence
and give us a great sense of wel-
come," explained Alexander.
Missing family birthdays,
anniversaries and holidays can
make it hard to stay focused on
readiness. "I was able to spend
Christmas with my family during
my mid-tour leave. However, it is
important to make friends here,
both in and out of the organiza-
tion, because we are all experi-
encing the same separation from
our family and friends back in
Although the hours are long,
the training is intense and the
loneliness can be overwhelm-
ing, Alexander and her fellow
Wolf Packers know that whether
a 5 a.m. drill or the real thing,
they'll be ready to respond.
1st Annual Ladies Luncheon
Submitted photos/Tina Scall
Mrs Louise Goddard (left) and Mrs Margaret Smith (right)
reminisce about crafts at the First Baptist Ladies Lun-
cheon and Craft Show held Jan. 20.
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A wide variety of craft works were displayed at the First
Baptist Church 1st Annual Ladies Luncheon. Pictured is
several pieces of woodworking.
Continued From Page 1
concern. The money raised is
central to supporting the Ameri-
can Cancer Society's mission,
which aims to focus efforts in four
main areas: research, education,
advocacy, and service.
Research -The American Can-
cer Society is the largest non-prof-
it, non- governmental funded of
cancer research in the United
States, having spent over $2 bil-
lion dollars on cancer research
Education -Teach people how
to avoid preventable cancers,
when to get early detection tests,
what treatment options exist and
how to care for the cancer
patient. We sponsor support
groups, hold classes, seminars
and forums, do outreach to health
professionals who need to know
the latest information on treat-
ment and clinical trials, and we
develop programs aimed at youth
and adults on the advantages of
healthy lifestyle choices (don't
smoke, eat fruits and vegetables,
exercise regularly, use sunscreen,
follow early detection guidelines).
Advocacy -Legislative advoca-
cy at the federal, state, and local
levels is another area where the
American Cancer Society makes a
difference. Advocacy is a force
multiplier in the war against can-
cer. Changes in laws can impact
millions of people, exponentially
expanding and enhancing the
American Cancer Society's mis-
sion to eliminate cancer as a
major health problem. The public
policy arena can be as powerful a
tool against cancer as the lab.
Service We provide free,
and support by phone at 800-ACT-
2345 or computer at www.can-
cer.org every day and night of the
year. With upwards of 80,000 vol-
unteers in Florida, we provide
services directly to cancer
patients and their families. We
have three Hope Lodges in Flori-
da, providing free lodging to
patients who need to travel for
treatment. We provide transporta-
tion for cancer patients to their
doctor's appointments and treat-
ments, help people cope with
their illness through support
groups, offer scholarships to
young cancer survivors, make
possible summer camps and
recreational outings for children
with cancer, and provide organ-
ized opportunities for the public
to join the fight against cancer.
Every dollar raised by the
American Cancer Society is strate-
gically invested in the fight against
cancer -. 15.9 percent going
toward research, 22.4 percent
toward prevention programs,
14.6 percent toward detection
programs and 22.7 percent
toward direct patient services.
The Wall Street Journal has called
us "the very model of an efficient
charity" because only about 18
percent of our money goes
toward fund raising and less than
7 percent goes toward overall
management of the organization.
We keep our administrative costs
relatively low because we are a
volunteer-led organization that is
fortunate to have more than one
million volunteers working on
our behalf across the country.
Relay for Life event will be held
in Frostproof on Friday and Satur-
day, March 23 and 24, 2007. San-
dra Sackett is the event Chairman
in Frostproof (863) 635-5456 and
Alana Trimmier (863) 688-2326, is
the American Cancer Society-
Polk Units representative based in
For more information about
Relay for Life or the American
Cancer Society visit http://www.
Local author holds
book signing at LMML
Area residents are invited to
attend a book signing of local
author F.G. Currie's latest novel,
Lost and Found on Monday, Feb.
19 at 2 p.m.
Lost and Found is an espi-
onage/romance set in the last
days before France was occupied
by the Nazis. It tells of a young
female British Intelligence agent
assisted by a handsome attache
to the U.S. Embassy in Paris in
her efforts to rescue a Physics
Professor before the German
reach Paris. In an effort to con-
ceal their identities from the
Nazis both are listed as dead in
airplane crashes. However, this is
not true. The two are reunited a
few months after the war ended
at the Nuremberg Trials and are
able to marry and make a life
together in postwar America.
Come join us for an exciting
afternoon with Ms. Currie on
Monday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. at the
Latt Maxcy Memorial Library, 15
N. Magnolia Avenue, Frostproof,
FL 33843. For information or
directions call the library at 863
Art League announces
new classes planned
Two new classes are being
offered at the Frostproof Art
Gallery for the month of February
in addition to the regular classes.
Local artist Cathy Futral will be
teaching watercolor techniques.
The first session will begin on
Wednesday, Feb. 21 and is on
flowers. The second session will
be held Feb. 28 and is on land-
scapes. These classes will meet
from 6-8:30 p.m.
Charlie Nesmith will teach
Painting in Miniature- on Thurs-
day, Feb. 15 and 22 from 2 until 4
Pat Bowen is teaching oils and
acrylics- Monday mornings she is
teaching Portraiture. Monday
evenings is on Open Studio with
Pat. Wednesday morning Pat
teaches beginning oil and
acrylics. Her morning classes are
from 9 until noon. Her evening
Studio begins at 6 p.m.
One-Stroke Painting taught by
Vicki Alley-Beginners will meet on
Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30
p.m. Intermediate class meets on
Tuesday from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.
Friday are Wearable Art Open
Studio with Kay Hutzelman and
Judy Jackson. This is for mem-
bers to prepare outfits for the
Wearable Art Fashion Show to be
held March 13 at 1 p.m. Tickets
for the show are on sale now.
For more information on these
classes, please call the Frostproof
Art League at 863 635 7271.
Gallery Hours are Tuesday thru
Thursday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
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every February. Champion
shooter, Frank Garcia, is the
Match Director, as well as the
host of the competition. 300+
shooters are expected to travel to
Frostproof from all over the
world, to compete in the "Ninth"
Annual Florida Open in 2007.
Bring the kids and the grand-
parents, take a step back in time,
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On Friday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m.
the Synergy Brass Quintet, spon-
sored by Gibson & Valenti, will
perform on stage at the Lake
Wales Arts Center. This energetic
group of world class performers
will also be participating in
bringing their music, talent and
techniques to area children in an
annual in-school program pro-
vided by the Lake Wales Arts
Council and its generous spon-
sors and supporters. Selections
for the concert will include can-
tatas by J. S. Bach, Rossini's
overture from The Barber of
Seville, and familiar works by
Aaron Copland, Leonard Bern-
stein, Glenn Miller, and Louis
Armstrong. Also included will be
four selections from George
Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.
The Synergy Brass Quintet
has been critically acclaimed for
their technical virtuosity, out-
standing showmanship and
diverse programming. They
have emerged as one of the
country's most exciting brass
ensembles. Already in their
young career, Synergy has per-
formed across the country and
has participated in some of the
world's most prestigious music
J festivals including the Ravinia
Music Festival, the Bethlehem
Musikfest, the Tanglewood Festi-
val and even the Boston Early
Music Festival. After hearing the
ensemble at Tanglewood in
2003, Samuel Adler invited Syn-
ergy to perform on the premiere
recording of his "Transfigura-
tion: An Ecumenical Mass." Con-
ductor Emeritus of the New Eng-
land Conservatory, Frank L.
Battisti said, "Their performanc-
es are intense, energetic, excit-
ing and of the highest quality."
They present "an awesome dis-
play of pure talent and musicali-
ty!" according to the Park Rapids
In addition to Synergy's rigor-
ous performance schedule, the
ensemble dedicates an enor-
mous amount of time to the
education of tomorrow's musi-
cians and music-lovers. Synergy
Brass Quintet has served as
Quintet-in-Residence at the
Boston University Tanglewood
Institute and has presented mas-
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ter classes and events at public
schools, colleges and conserva-
tories including The Boston Con-
servatory, Rice University, North-
western University, the San
Francisco Conservatory, Okla-
homa University, the University
of Illinois, Eastman School of
Music, the Manhattan School of
Music and more. Through work-
shops, clinics, residencies and
master classes the Synergy Brass
Quintet uses their talents to
inspire a passion for music in the
The members of Synergy
Brass Quintet are Chris O'Hara
(trumpet) who began playing
the trumpet at the age of 9 in
Bensenville, IL. His playing has
been described as having "blaz-
ing precision" and "dazzling
articulation" by the Watertown
Daily Times. He has also pre-
sented numerous master classes
and clinics around the country
with Synergy and as a soloist.
A native of Emory, Texas,
Bobby "Bo" Clifton (trombone)
has attended both the University
of North Texas and Texas A&M
for his stylistic versatility, Bo has
performed with a wide range of
ensembles from classical to jazz.
In 2002 he was invited to per-
form at the International Trom-
bone Festival in Helsinki, Finland
as a member of the Texas Trom-
Jonathan Hurrel's (horn)
musical career spans the indus-
try, including composing, teach-
ing, performing, and recording.
His playing "displays amazing
technique" and "rich sonori-
ties," Watertown Daily Times.
He has premiered and recorded
works by Lukas Foss and Samuel
Adler, and performed in Boston
Symphony Hall, and Lincoln
Center. He holds a Bachelor of
Music Degree with a dual major
in composition and perform-
ance from Boston University.
Born in Norman, Oklahoma,
Robert Thorp (trumpet) first
started his career in Washington,
D.C. performing with jazz and
rock bands. He has taught at the
Shenandoah Arts Academy and
the Boston University Tangle-
wood Institute. He has studied
under Terry Everson, Chris
Gekker and Rolf Smedvig.
Adam Pijanowski (tuba)
began his lifelong musical
career by learning the trumpet at
the age of twelve. Eventually his
private music teacher intro-
duced him to the euphonium,
which began a long slide down
the musical scale, which ended
at the tuba. Adam has per-
formed on both euphonium and
tuba with the University of Illi-
nois Brass Band, Eastman
School of Music Philharmonic
and the Eastman Wind Ensem-
ble. In addition to performing
with diverse ensembles Adam
has taught music lessons for
many years to beginning music
You won't want to miss their
very special performance on
Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. at the Lake
Wales Arts Center located at
1099 SR60 E in Lake Wales. Tick-
ets are $25 for Arts Council
members and $30 for all others.
Special pricing for students is
available. For more information
on this or any other event at the
Arts Center, call 676-8426.
PCC offers Free financial aid session Feb. 24
Polk Community College and
the Polk County Schools will be
participating in a statewide initia-
tive that will provide Financials Aid
information and help to high
school students and their parents
who attend a free workshop called
College Goal Sunday.
The event will be held in PCC's
Student Center on the Winter
Haven campus on Saturday, Feb.
24, 1- 3 p.m. A $500 scholarship
that can be used at any college will
be given away to someone attend-
ing the session.
Financial aid counselors will be
assisting high school :students in
40 counties throughout the state.
"We realized our state had to take
steps to help with the process,"
said David Armstrong, Florida's
Chancellor of Community Col-
leges. He expects the event will
draw 2,000 high-school students,
most from low-income families
and many the first in their families
to attend college.
Millions of dollars are available
in student aid, but many parents
are confused and discouraged by
the forms. One of the biggest barri-
ers that college bound low-income
and minority students is the eye
glazing federal form, Free Applica-
tion for Federal Student Aid, also
known as FAFSA. Students who
show up for the College Goal event
at PCC will get help filling it out.
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USF Lakeland Fall 2006 Dean's List announced
LAKELAND, FL. The Univer-
sity of South Florida Lakeland is
pleased to announce the follow-
ing students who have been
named to the Fall 2006 Dean's List:
College of Arts & Sciences -
Tiffany Coffman, Maribel Conn,
Shime Lyz Cortes Vega, Kristen
Decina, Michelle Gomez, Diana
Lamas, Sherry Maberry, Cara
Mccoy, Robert Scarff, Leticia Tor-
res, and Susan Schenk.
College of Business Miles
Anderson, Aaron Butler, Elizabeth
Charlier, John Coggins, Kristen
Dailey, Samara Davis, Lauren Den-
ham, Lesley Johnston, Eric
Kimelton, Angela Mccall, Keira
Mize, Kristin Sanders, Derek
Springer, and Jacquelyn Walker.
College of Education Ashley
Abernathy, Candice Anderson,
Rebecca Burrows, Angela Butts,
Alicia Cavazos-Torres, Jessica Day,
Deborah Hanson, Amanda Johns,
Brittany McGuire, Andrea Mchan,
Mari Mckinley, Megan Murphy,
Lori Rayborn, Jennifer Scott, Ash-
ley Smith, DeWawn Sumner,
To be eligible, full-time under-
graduate students must demon-
strate superior academic achieve-
ment and have completed 12
hours of graded courses with no
incomplete grades during the
semester, while maintaining a
GPA of 3.5 or higher.
The University of South Florida,
a Doctoral/Research Extensive
university system, is ranked one of
the top 60 public research univer-
WIU to host annual Open House
BABSON PARK, Fla. Web-
ber International University will
be hosting their annual spring
Open House on Saturday, March
3, 2007. Activities will begin at 10
a.m. in the Rex R. Yentes Confer-
The WIU Admissions Office is
waiving the student application
fee for the first 100 prospective
students that RSVP to this event.
Activities include a financial aid
workshop, meetings with the
faculty, meetings with the athlet-
ic staff, and campus tours. There
will be drawings for door prizes
and lunch will be served at
12:15p.m. for all in attendance.
After lunch all guests can attend
the WIU softball and baseball
games free of charge.
RSVP by telephone to 1-800-
74101844 or 863-638-2910 or by
Founded in 1927 and accred-
ited by the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
and the International Assembly
for Collegiate Business Educa-
tion (IACBE), Webber Interna-
tional is an independent, private
university offering associate's,
bachelor's, and. master's
degrees exclusively in the areas
PCC sets College Fair & Job Fair Feb. 21
Polk Community College will
host a College/Job Fair on Feb. 21,
1- 4 pm in the Student Center on
the Winter Haven campus.
Representatives from several
Florida universities will be on hand
providing information to students
interested in transferring to a four
year institution. Local businesses
will also be present and will pro-
vide career information to PCC stu-
dents that will be ready to enter the
work force after graduation.
Colleges planning to partici-
pate include: Eckerd College,
Florida Southern, Nova South-
eastern, St. Leo College, Stetson
University, University of South
Florida, University of Tampa,
Warner Southern and Webber
Businesses planning to partici-
pate include: Cypress Gardens,
Papa Johns and Winter Haven
For more information call 863-
297-1010, ext 5760.
PCC offers student learning workshops
Polk Community College has
developed a series of workshops
that will assist students in the
learning process. These free work-
shops will be offered by faculty
and staff on the Lakeland campus
to PCC students throughout the
The following is a list of work-
shops that will be offered on the
Recognizing/Managing Stress -
Kim Pearsall Wednesday, Feb. 21, 1
p.m. -2 p.m. Location: LLC2188
will help students identify what
stress is and how it affects our
daily lives. Participants will learn
to use tools to effectively man-
Test Anxiety Dr. Angelo
Pimpinelli Wednesday, March 7,
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location:
Test anxiety will help students
on how to distinguish different
types of anxieties and how to deal
with these types of anxieties. Stu-
dents will also be given tips on
how preparation can help with
For additional information on
these workshops contact please
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As part of the Milk-Bone
Canine Heroes Program TM,
Albertsons and Milk-Bone have
teamed up to donate $5000 to
the Polk County Sheriff's Office to
offset the cost of a new canine.
The presentation ceremony will
be held at Albertsons LLC, 1965
Eighth Street, Northwest, Winter
Haven, at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb.
The Polk County Sheriff's
Office was selected to receive this
generous donation as a result of
the death of Deputy Sheriff Matt
Williams and his K-9 DiOGi in the
line of duty on Sept. 28,2006.
This event marks the 69th dog
donated from the Milk-Bone
Canine Heroes Program TM and
Albertsons collaboration. Since
the first donation in 1997, Milk-
Bone has donated over 500 police
and service dogs nation-wide.
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Office K-9 unit will conduct a
demonstration following the cer-
emony. The media and public
are invited to attend.
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Inca Rose Duo performance February 18 at HBS
LAKE WALES, Fla. Historic
Bok Sanctuary will present the
Inca Rose Duo during its Music at
Pinewood concert series to be
held at Pinewood Estate on Feb-
ruary 18 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Seat-
ing is limited and ticket prices are
$20 or $15 for members.
Featuring soprano Annelise
Skovmand and guitarist Pablo
Gonz lez Jazey, the Inca Rose
Duo has received critical acclaim
for original interpretations of tra-
ditional repertoire for guitar and
voice and popular songs from
around the world. The duo
bridges classical and popular
music by melding elements from
both worlds into new musical
expressions. Their program, "Flo-
res Argentinas," is a unique inter-
pretation of classical composi-
tions colored by the characteristic
spirit of the popular folk music of
Argentina. The program will
include the song cycle "Flores
Argentines" by Carlos Gustavino
with poetry by Le6n Benar6s,
"Cinco Canciones Populares
Argentinas" by Alberto Ginestera
and works for solo guitar from the
Northwest province of Tucuman.
Both artists studied at The
Boston Conservatory where
Skovmand earned her bache-
lor's degree in voice perform-
ance and Gonz lez Jazey his
master's degree in guitar per-
formance. He teaches at the
Manuel de Falla Conservatory in
Buenos Aires, and Skovmand
maintains an active private voice
studio there also. They divide
their time between the United
States and Argentina.
For reservations, call Pirjo
Restina at 863.734.1221. Visit
www.boksanctuary.org for more
Historic Bok Sanctuary, a
National Historic Landmark, is
located 55 miles southwest of
Orlando, and 60 miles east of
Tampa near Lake Wales, Florida,
and is open every day of the year
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., last admis-
National magazine features Polk County
BARTOW, FL. Polk County
was recently featured in American
City and County Magazine for
their purchasing card program.
Through the use of technology,
this program has enabled the Polk
County's Purchasing Division to
improve efficiencies and save
Excerpt from article
"A few years ago, Polk County
introduced the use of purchasing
cards (similar to a regular credit
card) to improve the efficiency of
its accounts payable system.
Today, all of its departments/divi-
sions use the cards for purchases
under $2,500, a change that has
increased accountability among
employees and saved money for
The purchasing director
(Buddy Storey) managing the
program controls each card's
usage parameters including
spending limits, merchant accept-
ance and time of use and can
change them within 10 minutes
as needed so employees in spe-
cial circumstances can make nec-
essary purchases. The director
also can view all transactions
through a real-time electronic
statement system that tracks each
employee's expenditures as they
are made. Employees submit all
receipts to the director for verifica-
tion and tracking at the end of the
month when purchasing card bal-
ances are paid in full.
Polk County earns cash
rebates based on its total volume
of business for the year. The card
program saves time and money
on each transaction, and the Pur-
chase card transaction volume
has grown rapidly from $800,000
in 2001 to an estimated $15 mil-
lion in 2006. Storey estimates that
if the county still were using the
old system, he would have to hire
at least four more employees to
handle the county's current trans-
action volume of about 48,000
transactions per year."
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'Fresh From Florida' to sponsor Sebring Race
SEBRING The "Fresh from
Florida" message will be promot-
ed to millions of people around
the globe this spring during the
55th running of the Mobil 1
Twelve Hours of Sebring, Florida
Charles H. Bronson announced.
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices has partnered with Sebring
International Raceway to sponsor
America's oldest sports car
endurance race, which will be
held March 14-17, 2007. The win-
ner of this year's race will cele-
brate victory with a glass of "Fresh
from Florida" orange juice in the
Nestled among the orange
groves of Highlands County, the
Sebring International Raceway is
legendary for its international
sports car racing event, pat-
terned after the famed 24 Hours
of Le Mans in France. Each year
thousands of race fans arrive for
the premier race of the American
Le Mans Series to watch the
world's leading manufacturers
battle on the challenging 3.7-
mile road course.
"Sponsorship of this interna-
tionally acclaimed event is an
"We are proud of our association with the 'Fresh
from Florida' campaign. Helping market Florida
agriculture and Florida-grown products is espe-
cially important to our community. Sebring's
worldwide stature makes it an ideal venue to
partner with the 'Fresh from Florida' campaign."
Sebring President and General Manager
excellent way to promote 'Fresh
from Florida' agricultural prod-
ucts to consumers around the
world," Bronson said. "The
growing popularity of racing,
especially with younger audi-
ences, makes this an excellent
venue for reaching an important
segment of the population."
As part of the sponsorship
agreement, the "Fresh from Flori-
da" logo will be displayed year-
round on a permanent billboard
located at front entrance of
Sebring International Raceway
and two billboards located on the
track, on 10 barrier signs around
the track during the race, on 30
banners throughout the racing
venue, in display space in the
midway area during the event, on
a full-page ad in the souvenir pro-
gram, and on the Sebring Interna-
tional Raceway web page.
"At the conclusion of the race,
all eyes will be on the winner's
circle where the victor will cele-
brate with a glass of 'Fresh from
Florida' orange juice," Bronson
said. "This is an exciting way to
advertise our state's signature
product on the global stage."
Sebring International Raceway
evolved from a World War II mili-
tary base known as Hendricks
Field. Since 1950, Sebring has
been the center of sports car rac-
ing in North America. Previous
winners at Sebring include Mario
Andretti, Phil Hill, Dan Gurney,
A.J. Foyt, Stirling Moss, Juan
Manuel Fangio and Bobby Rahal.
"We are proud of our associa-
tion with the 'Fresh from Florida'
campaign," Sebring President
and General Manager Tres
Stephenson said. "Helping mar-
ket Florida agriculture and Flori-
da-grown products is especially
important to our community.
Sebring's worldwide stature
makes it an ideal venue to part-
ner with the 'Fresh from Florida'
The sponsorship was funded
by the Florida Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Services as
part of the Florida Agricultural
Promotional Campaign, an identi-
fication and promotional pro-
gram designed increase sales by
helping consumers to easily iden-
tify Florida-grown agricultural
products at retail stores. The
"Fresh from Florida" campaign
also helps increase public aware-
ness of the importance of Flori-
da's agriculture industry, which
has an estimated overall econom-
ic impact of more than $87 billion
annually. For more information
about the "Fresh from Florida"
program, visit http://www.Flori-
sion at 5 p.m. The award-win-
ning Education and Visitor Cen-
ter, Caf6 and Gift Shop are open 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10
for adults and $3 for ages 5-12.
Members and children under 5
are admitted free. For more infor-
mation contact Historic Bok
Sanctuary, 1151 Tower Boule-
vard, Lake Wales, Fla. 33853;
863.676.1408 or visit www.bok-
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Career and Adult
The Polk County Career and
Adult Education Association
holds its annual showcase of
career and adult education pro-
grams on Friday, Feb. 16, 12 noon
to 5 p.m. at the mall circle of the
Lakeside Village Mall at the inter-
section of Harden Boulevard and
Polk Parkway, Lakeland. The pub-
lic is invited and there is no charge
to attend as middle schools, high
schools and adult education pro-
grams will display their work in
culinary arts, graphic design, car-
pentry, Web design and computer
networking and other disciplines.
Information: Dr. Antionette
Wilcox, (863) 534-7435.
Bluegrass for Literacy
Kathleen High is holding a
benefit bluegrass concert aimed
at raising funds for the school's lit-
The concert is Saturday, Feb.
17, 1 to 3:30 p.m., in the KHS
auditorium. Tickets are $5 and a
$5 spaghetti lunch will be served
in the cafeteria prior to the con-
cert. Haywood Henson is the
guest host for the event and
scheduled to perform are the
bands Never Fade (includes Kath-
leen Principal Cecil McClellan on
guitar), Cedar Creek and Saw
Grass. Kathleen High is located at
2600 Crutchfield Road, Lakeland.
For further information call (863)
Proceeds will be used for the
school's afterschool anffdaturday
academic boost camps and for
programs to improve student per-
formance on the reading portion
of the FCAT.
Students from Polk middle
schools will compete in the Math-
counts competition on Saturday,
Feb. 17, 8 a.m. at Lakeland High-
lands Middle School, 740 Lake
Miriam Drive, Lakeland. The pub-
lic is invited and there is no charge
to attend. Mathcounts is a nation-
al math competition for middle
school students. It promotes stu-
dent interest in math by making
math achievement as challeng-
ing, exciting and prestigious as a
school sport. Information: John
Miller, (863) 534-063.0.
Workshop For Families
The Florida Diagnostic and
Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) will host a free work-
shop for parents and caregivers of
special needs and -disabled stu-
dents titled "Integrating Visual
The workshop will introduce
and explain numerous easy to use
visual systems and strategies to
help students understand,
express themselves, improve
behavior and participate in school
and home routines.
The workshop will be held
Tuesday, Feb. 20,9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
at the Jim Miles Professional
Development Center, 5204 U. S.
Highway 98 South, Lakeland.
To register for the workshop
call Diane Bennett at (863) 647-
4258 or email her at Dianne.Ben-
Presenters will be Joanne Stid-
ham and Lorrie Prince, speech
and language therapists with the
Polk Public Schools
The public is invited to attend a
free orchestra concert performed
by Polk County middle and high
school students. Approximately
180 students will perform in the
The concert is Friday, Feb. 23,
7:30 p.m, Branscomb Auditorium
on the campus of Florida South-
ern College, 111 Lake
Hollingsworth Drive,, Lakeland.
Guest conductors will be Dr.
Phillip Fink, past president of the
Florida Orchestra Association;
Arthur Pranno, former director of
the Brevard Symphony Orchestra
and Michael Sedloff, principal cel-
list with the Imperial Symphony
Orchestra. Information: Beth
Cummings, (863) 647-4729.
Women's Heart Day
TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Health (DOH) rec-
ognizes National Women's Heart
Day on Feb. 16, 2007 as part of Feb-
ruary's American Heart Month.
"National Women's Heart Day
is a great opportunity to inform
women in our state about the
prevention of heart disease and
heart attacks," said Deputy State
Health Officer Bonita Sorensen,
M.D., M.B.A. "We urge every
Floridian to 'listen to their heart'
and join us as we advocate for
Nationally, heart disease is the
number one cause of death for
women over the age of 25. For
many people, the first symptom
of heart disease is a heart attack.
Every woman should know how
to identify the symptoms of a
heart attack and how to get
immediate medical help. In 2005,
heart attacks claimed the lives of
4,408 women in Florida.
Many heart attacks start slowly
as mild pain or discomfort. The
most common warning signs are:
Chest discomfort: Uncom-
fortable pressure, squeezing, full-
ness, or pain in the center of the
chest. The discomfort may be
mild or severe, may last a few
minutes, or may come and go.
Upper body discomfort: Pain
or discomfort in one or both
arms, the back, neck, jaw, or
Shortness of breath. T'.:;
may occur with or without c ,est
Other symptoms: Nausea,
light-headedness, or a cold sweat.
Women are somewhat more
likely than men to experience
shortness of breath, vomiting,
nausea, and back or jaw pain.
If you think you or someone
else may be having a heart
attack, it is crucial to act quickly
to prevent disability or death.
Call 9-1-1 immediately. Emer-
gency personnel can begin treat-
ment to stop a heart attack on
the way to the hospital.
Florida Department of Health
promotes and protects the health
and safety of all people in Florida
through the delivery of quality
public health services and the
promotion of health care stan-
dards. For more information on
the Florida Department of Health,
please visit www.doh.state.fl.us.
To learn more about heart dis-
ease, visit the DOH Web site and
select "cardiovascular health"
from the dropdown menu.
Church of Christ
40 West "A' Street Frostproof,
Services are Sunday School 10
a.m. Worship service 11 a.m. and
Wednesday Evening Bible Study
at 7 p.m. For more information
Family Life Church
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.
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
Church of God
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
First Assembly of God
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
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church of Frost-
proof, 96 West B Street-offers a
Contemporary Celebration Ser-
vice Sunday's at 8:15 a.m., and
Traditional Worship Service at
10:50 a.m. Childcare will be avail-
able for both services. Sunday
School (all ages) 9:30 a.m. Sun-
day evening Bible Study 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Children and
youth programs 6:15 p.m., with
adult Bible studies at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Evenings: Celebrate
Recovery, Divorce Care, Grief
Share, and Divorce Care For Kids
6 p.m. For more information call
Church of Frostproof
First Christian Church of
Frostproof, 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 informa-
tion call 635-6700.
First Christian Church
of Babson Park
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.
Church of Frostproof
First. Presbyterian Church, 101
N. Palm Ave., Sunday School at
9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship Ser-
vice, 11 a.m. For more informa-
tion 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., Tradi-
tional Worship Service 10:30
a.m. For more information call
Dioste Ama Spanish
Iglesia Bautista Dios Te Ama
(Dioste Ama Spanish Baptist
Church) lugar (located) 1000 US
Highway 98 West, Frostproof,
annunciate y ivitcion (announces
an invitation) Oir la Palabra de
Dios (to hear the Word of God)
Domingo (Sunday), at 11 a.m.
South Lake Wales
Church of God
South Lake Wales Church of
God, 210 Presidents .Dr., Lake
Wales, Sunday School 9 a.m.,
Worship Service 10:30 a.m.,
Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m.,
Wednesday Evening Worship
6:30 p.m. For more information
New TV series airs on public education
TALLAHASSEE The Depart-
ment of Education (DOE) has
announced the debut of a new
monthly television show called
"Teacher Talk: An Inside Look at
Florida Education," which aired for
the first time on the Florida Educa-
tion Channel Wednesday, Feb. 8, at
10 a.m. and 10 p.m. and will con-
tinue to air several times a week for
Hosted by the Department's
Teacher Liaison, Nicole Flesvig, the
show focuses on Florida teachers
and their innovations both in and
out of the classroom. In addition,
the show features discussions on
hot topics in education, informa-
tion on legislative changes impact-
ing the K-12 education system and
will highlight educational
resources available to teachers,
parents, and students.
"As a Florida teacher with 13
years of experience, I can attest to
the value of sharing best practices
with fellow teachers and our stu-
dents' parents, their first teachers,"
said Ms. Flesvig. "Through this tele-
vision program, I want to recognize
my colleagues in the classroom for
the excellent work they do each
day and provide parents with a
resource that will enable to them to
help their child get the most out of
their public school experience."
February's program will feature
Betty James, a Gadsden County
reading coach who has recently
authored her first children's book.
Additionally, Gadsden County
Superintendent Reginald James
joined Ms. Flesvig to discuss his
experiences as an educator and his
district school improvement plan,
which has lead to rising student
achievement in his county.
Produced in partnership with
the Florida Education Channel,
"Teacher Talk: An inside Look at
Florida Education" will air several
times each week throughout the
month. The Florida Education
Channel is available via the Internet
and on the DISH Network, channel
9418. The Florida Knowledge Net-
work, available on Comcast Digital
Cable and via district flV will also
air the program.
For broadcast schedule and
online viewing, visit the Florida
Education Channel at httpv/www.
fec.tv/details.asp?ID=2971 or the
Florida Knowledge Network at
work.org/Schedule.htm. For more
information on "Teacher Talk: An
inside Look at Florida Educa-
tion," visit the Department of
Education's "Just for Teachers"
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directed developmental programs parental participation is consid- provides parents and children class during the Open House on
for more than 30 years, recently ered essential. The reason is sim- aged 6 months to 5 years a fun Feb. 15, 16 and 17, call 863/686-
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where parents and children can trust between parent and child and discover a world of hands on years the opportunity to explore,
schedule and attend a free class, and helping kids to feel more con- learning. Children 18 months to 5 learn, play and have fun in an
"We are excited to be the first fident to explore and learn. years take home their artistic cre- innovative parent-child program.
to bring this wonderful program About Gymboree Play nations, gain a positive means for Our classes were developed by
to our community," said Michelle mboree Play self-expression and leave with an early childhood experts and
Ledford, owner/operator of Gym- & Music Programs enhanced creative spirit, include an array of early learning
boree Play & Music of Lakeland. Gymboree Play classes offer a Parent participation is an inte- choices that encompass physical,
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the door parents can see that appropriate classes for children, Gymboree. This intimate setting opment. Gymboree is the pioneer
we've created an environment zero through 5 years. Activities are allows parents to meet and share and worldwide leader of parent-
where kids can feel confident to designed to support the develop- information with other parents child play and movement classes
touch, explore, play and have ment of physical, intellectual and and introduce their own children and has over 550 sites in 29 coun-
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Ledford is one of three family children explore rhythm, beat, Play & Music provides a great 2006, the Company operated a
partners that own and operate tempo, melody and other musi- option for hosting birthday parties total of 720 stores: 580 Gym-
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location. Other partners are Deb- singing, playing instruments and mother's day, father's day and United States and 28 in Canada),
bie Gula, Ledford's mother, and movement activities. Children pumpkin patch celebrations. A 42 Gymboree Outlet stores, and
Susan Statler, Ledford's aunt. experience songs, singing games Gymboree teacher leads the activ- 81 Janie and Jack retail shops
One of the most distinguishing and recorded music activities ities as the children and parents in the United States.
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Steel, 2 yrs old. Great condi-
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STOVE: GE, electric. Oven
does not work but burners in
excellent condition. $75.
WASHER & DRYER- GE, in ex-
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BIKES (2) 26", 1 Girls & 1
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$100. or will separate.
WHEAT PENNIES: 65 Rows,
1920-1950's. $195 for all,
will sep. (863)936-2700
COCA COLA COOLER:
3.5'Tx2.5'W. Holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627
Coins & Paper Money Wanted
Retired Engineer will pay
premium prices for your col-
ection Traveling throughout
Florida. For appointment call
Ralph at (800)210-2606.
DOLL COLLECTION: Crystal
and Fenton Glass. $200 of
will sell separately.
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer. 863-824-3358
WOLF STATUES, Approx.
20-25, 1 is 3ft., some are
2ft. $100 (239)340-8503
COMPUTER: Dell Dimension
4550, Windows XR Pentium 4,
30GB. 256K RAM, CDRW,
speakers & more. $400.
DELL COMPUTER XP Office,
games, Fast, $149
DELL P4 COMPUTER SYS.,
80 GB, 512 MB. XP Pro,
DVD RW, KB/M/Spkr.
DESKTOP: Dell, Win XP, 512
memory. Includes monitor,
keyboard, speakers, sub-
PRINTER, Lexmark & HP 4inl
Scanner/Printer, $20 will sell
KILN Paragone, used. $200
FIRM. (863)675-0550 La-
BED, Queen, Serta, pillowtop,
mattress, boxspring & frame.
Only slept on 5 times. $300
BOOKSHELVES/ENT. CTR., 3
interlocking units, 30"x72",
dark oak w/rattan doors,
$450 neg. (863)635-6905
BR SET, 5 pc., 2 nightstands,
headboard, tall dresser &
dresser w/mirror, $250 or
best offer. (863)634-1358
BR SET, king sz., 4 poster bed
w/pillow top mattress, Ig.
dresser w/mirror & chest,
$1200 neg. (863)635-6905
BR SUITE- 3pc, w/queen bed,
mattress, boxspring, 2 chest
of drawers, $300
CHAIRS 6: High back, 2 cap-
tain, egg shell, padded seats,
light & dark wood. Pd. $2000
Now $400. 863-357-2233
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
'DAY BED: With trundle bed,
wrought iron frame, nice.
$200. LaBelle area.
DRESSER, Mahogany, Long
with 3 drawers on each side,
open doors in middle w/2 1g.
mirrors. $150 (239)324-2115
DRESSERS- 3 piece set with
mirror, Bassett, solid oak,
Never used. Asking $1000.
MATTRESSES (2), Queen,
Serta, brand new in plastic.
$1000 for both or will separ-
RECLINER, Burgundy, $15 or
best offer. (863)946-3622
TWIN BED- headboard, Sealy
mattress & boxspring, bed-
spread, $40 (863)357-1499
WOLF COFFEE TABLE, Limit-
ed edition, 2 large gray
GOLF CLUBS- Complete set,
metal woods, irons, putter &
Callaway BB #1, ladies 10
GOLF CLUBS- Kid size, Good
Higgins (H&R), 20 gauge, bolt
action, 5 shot magazine,
$125 or best offer.
REVOLVER 32 & 22 RIFLE-
asking $275 or will sell sep-
Ruger Carbine, 44 Magnum,
semi auto, old style, $450.
SMITH & WESSON- Highway
Patrolman model 28, 357
mag, 4" bbl., target sights
TREADMILL- ProForm 585,
Electric. Good condition
TREADMILL, Weslow Ca-
dence DX 5, with safe key, fit-
ness guide, 4 spds, cupholder,
folds. $100 (863)467-8184
HH ITEMS: Computer desk, new
home surgery, sewing machine,
typewriter, books, tapes, clothes.
S525 will sep. 863-357-2863
ORANGE JUICE MACHINE, No
info on it or how it works,
selling for grandfather. $100
(772)812-3300 Ft. Pierce
NECKLACE: 18 kt., 20" with
ruby & crucifix on nugget. Like
new $800 Firm.
(863)357-2233 Okee. area.
TABLE LAMPS- 3, Excellent
BUZZ AROUND SCOOTER-
Max weight 300 lbs. Orig.
cost $1395. Barely used.
HANDICAP SCOOTER: Pride
Legend, 3 wheel. $495 firm.
WHEELCHAIR- Electric, Im-
age, 1 year old. Excellent
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Computers *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer provided.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
AUTO LUGGAGE CARRIER-
18cu ft Sears Excargo. Ex-
cellent condition. $65.
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
NEXTEL PHONE, 1710, Great
condition. $125 or best offer.
SWF looking to lose 10 Ibs. in
5 weeks. Go to eDiets.com.
WANTED: 10 HOMES To
Show Off Our New Lifetime
Exterior Paint. Call Now to
see if your home qualifies.
S 800)961 -8547.
WATER SOFTENER, Sta-Rite,
like new, used only 4
months. $450 .or best offer
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
BANJO, Harmony 5 string,
Made in USA, brand new,
very pretty. $100
PIANO: Digital, KORG, 76
keys. Good condition. $75.
BROTHER FAX/COPY MA-
CHINE- in great condition,
asking $50 (863)763-0669
BULL MASTIFF PUPS- 4 mos
old, 2m, 2f, red fawn, 'AKC,
Vet Cert. Champ'bloodline,
dame & sire on location
FISH TANKS, (2), 10 gallon,
with 9 fish & all accessories,
KING'S PARROT CAGES (2):
Extra large, excellent condi-
tion. $600 or will separate.
LLAMA'S (2), Registered, 6
mos. old, different colors.
$500 each. (941)587-2896
PEKINGESE- Male, 3 mo. old.
Can be reg. CKC. $400.
(863)763-7666 or 697-2631
WHIRLPOOL SPA- fiberglass,
$395 or best offer
POOL TABLE- regulation size,
rack, balls & que, $600
TRAMPOLINE- 1 year old.
Complete with safety net.
SPEAKER BOXES- For 10"
speaker. Good condition.
SUB WOOFERS- 4, Memphis
12's in a custom ported box.
Brand new. $400. or best of-
BIG SCREEN 42", works
ood, just needs a home.
COLOR TV- Sharp 13", 2 yrs
old. Seldom used. $25.
RCA WEB TV: Get on Internet
& email w/out computer. 2
system. $50. Will separate.
ALL IN ONE SHOP SMITH,
Drill press, table saw, zigsaw
& lathe, on wheels w/chisel.
$300 (772)812-3300 Ft.Pierce
CAR DOLLEY- Like new, Stehli
tow, Spare tire. Extra mag-
netic straps. $650.
HONDA GENERATOR- 3500
watt, good working condi-
tion, has wheels, $350 neg
(419)566-3796 cell (Okee)
PRESSURE WASHER: 2550
PSI, Craftsman. $350.
TABLE SAW, 10" with stand.
$75 or best offer.
TABLE SAW, Craftsman, 10",
with stand, $125.
WELDER, 2005 Miller Maxstar
150 STL, portable. $850 or
best offer. (863)673-3518
WELDER- Lincoln Ranger
G8000, Gasoline engine, Air
cooled. $2300. or best offer.
FOOTBALL TABLE, Like new,
all wood, barely used, paid
$200, asking $150 firm.
SLOT MACHINE- takes tokens,
electric, asking $250 or best
offer, like new,
MP3 PLAYER- Samsung, 2gb,
brand new, $125
SPEAKERS: Pro Studio Mock
3 w/ 15" woofers, great
shape. $220 or best offer.
CASH PAID FOR Used Dish
Network (NOT DIRECT)
Satellite boxes (not dishes).
Highest Price Paid. Have
model number & receiver
ready and call
MOUNTED FISH & WILDLIFE
older sports things, wooden
statues,& anything interest-
ing, etc (863)946-3123
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A..Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
FORD TRACTOR- 9-N, original,
great condition, $2500 firm
BALES OF HAY, 100 bales,
Horse quality. $400. for all or
will sell separate.
ARAB / PAINT COLT: 3 yrs.
Will sell for $4000 or trade
for registered older Arab
BAY THOROUGHBRED- Mare
15 yrold rideable with 4 mo
old filly. $1500.
BUCKSKIN-PAINT, 3.5 years
old mare. 16 hands. Very
sweet. Rides good. Incld all
tack. $2300. (863)357-6642
CHILD HORSE- 10 yrs old.
13.2, Dapple Palomino. Very
GELDING, Quarter Horse, 3 '/
years old. $850 Call Steve
GILDING: 4 yrs, AQHA, broke/
trained, roam, for 4H Club.
$1500 neg. 954-805-5133
HART GOOSENECK TRAILER,
'91, 3 stalls needs some
body work, $1800 or best
MARE, 12 yrs. old. Rides well.
Coggins & All Shots. Good
disposition. $2000 or best of-
fel: 863-675- 21c. LiBeller
Frostproof News, Thursday, February 15, 2007
PAINT MARE- 3yrs old, have
been broke, $1900
OQH Filly, 10 mos. old, halter
broke, very sweet, gentle,
$500. Call Sharon
BRICK PAVERS (75), 6"X9",
$35 for all. (863)697-2032
CHIPPER SHREDDER- Crafts-
man, 5 hp Briggs & Straton
engine. Good condition.
JOHN DEERE L TRACTOR,
LAWN MOWER: John Deere
185, runs good. $300,
RIDING MOWER: Dixon, 42"
with 15.5hp Craftsman new
motor. Left side needs adjust-
ment. $300 (239)986-0296
RIDING MOWER: Snapper.
YARD ROLLER- 2ftx4ft.
REG BRANGUS BULLS-
asking $2000 (863)357-3770
$0 DOWN HOMES Gov't &
Bank Foreclosures! Low or
no down! No credit OK! Call
PALM HARBOR Factory Liqui-
dation Sale. 2006 Models
Must Go! Modular, Mobile &
Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN
When You Own Your Own
Land!! Call for FREE Color
SMALL 2BR/1BA Detached
garage, fenced, lots of shade.
Next to Clinch Lake Boat Land-
ing. $72K. 863-638-2510
LAND SALE! 3 Acre Deep
Water Access Properties
From Only $79,9001
Dockable Properties Starting
at only $249,9001 Call Now!
(866)950-5263 EXT. 3317.
South Central Florida. Owner
Says Sell! 5 Acres-
$99,000. 50% Below Recent
Certified Appraisal. Unbe-
lievable opportunity to own 5
acres of meadows & woods
In excellent location. 50%
OFF recent appraisal!! Great
financing. Call now
(866)352-2249, x 1097.
Find it faster.Sll It soom-
eP In tie dasslleds
1,000 Acres. One hour west of
Nashville, TN. Wooded.
Creeks. $1400.00 per acre.
Possibility dividing. Rodney
812)639-3449 or Mike
160 Acres Northeast Alabama
8 year old planted pines joins
Talladega National Forest,
road frontage, creek, excel-
lent hunting, lake site
$475,000 (256)239-7808 or
35+ ACRES JUST $29,900
ONLY $177/ MONTH* Gor-
geous Southern Colorado
Ranches. Electric/ Cable/
Phone/ Internet available.
300 days per year of sun-
shine. Room for horses,
ATV's, off-road fun. PHASE II
Grand Opening Sale- Sat.
2/24 Call NOW for more info.
Monthly payment of
$176.60 based upon pur-
chase of $29,900 w/10%
down and the remaining
$26,910 financed via a
3-year interest only loan with
a fixed rate of 7.875%. Rates
and terms subject to change
without notice. Offer void
40 MILE MTN VIEWS 9 +/-
AC $116,900. Incredible
mountain getaway, private
National Forest and Trout
Stream access. Perc, new
survey, near Ilacksburg VA
Call owner direct at
AAHI Cool Mountain Breezes!
Murphy, North Carolina Af-
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BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA.
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acres In GA. Coastal region.
Loaded w/ wildlife. Long rd
frontages, utils, new survey.
Subdivision potential. Excel-
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(800)898-4409 X 1115.
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We Have The Cure... We can
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Lake Access Bargain 1+
Acres, $34,900 with FREE
Boat Slips! RARE opportunity
to own land on spectacular
160,000 acre recreational
lake! Mature oak & hickory,
park- like setting with lake
access. Paved rd, under-
ground utilities. Excellent fi-,
nancing. Prime waterfronts
available. Call now
(800)704-3154, X 916.
LARGE TROUT STREAM 17
ACRES- $199,900- STATE
ROAD FRONTAGE A very
RARE land offering over
1200 feet of a large private
trout stream. Great low rate
financing available. Call now,
new to market.
Mid Winter Sale! Golf Home-
sites Just $89,900. MAKE
NO PAYMENTS UNTIL 2008!
Pristine wooded homesites.
Spectacular golf community.
mountains of SC. Limited
time offer. Call
(866)334-3253, X 1185.
NC Gated Lakefront Commu-
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1.5 acres, 90 miles of shore-
line. Never offered before
with 20% pre-development
discounts, 90% financing.
NC MOUNTAIiN PROPERTY
CLOSEOUT SALE! Saturday,
February 24th! 2-5 Acre
Mountain Estates. Starting at
$34,900. Huge Views!
Mountain Creeks! Call Now
to Reserve Your Appoint-
ment! (800)230-6380, x790.
NC MOUNTAINS Log Cabin
shell on mountain top, view,
trees, waterfall & large public
lake nearby, paved private
access, gated community,
NEW PRICE 10+ AC-
$299,000! UPSCALE Eques-
trian Gated Community! 200
Year old Oaks. Established
lush pastures. Paved private
rds, u/g utilities. 2 miles
from HITS! Exc financing!
Call (868)352-2249 X 1156.
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NORRIS LAKE PROPERTIES
Waterfront- #902, .77ac's
only $125,000 Lake view-
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Call Lakeside Realty @
(888)291-5253 or Visit
RARE NATIONAL FOREST
FRONTAGE & TROPHY
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WATERFRONT BARGAINS! 1
TO 7 acre waterfronts in Ala-
bama from $49,900- Boat to
Gulf of Mexicol Beautifully
wooded, panoramic water
views, trophy fishing/ hunt-
ing. Next to state parks.
County road frontage,
utilities, county water. Excel-
lent financing. Must see. Call
now (800)564-5092 X527.
FROSTPROOF, In Park, 55+
community, 2BR/1BA, large
enclosed lanai, carport, 2
storage sheds, w/d, partly
furnished, exc. cond., asking
$18,500. (863)635-9612 or
LABELLE: 1986 FLEETWOOD,
14 x 48 Model, 2BD/1BA,
Great Condition! $7,900
LOT IN OKEECHOBEE- FSBO
lot for sale, w/single 2/2.
Can be see at 1007 NE 32nd
Ave. behind Bill's Market.
OKEECHOBEE- 2BR, Florida
room, CA/Heat, furnished,
W/D, freezer, carport. In
adult park. $14,900
Marine Accessori 3020
Marine MiMallanouem 3026
Sport VehilesWATV 3035
ALUM LOWE: 14' w/ trailer.
New tires & wheel bearings,
15hp, merc, MK troll mtr.
$2000 firm. 863-224-5017
AIR BOAT- '06 Custom made
by Southern Ent., 0540 Ly-
coming engine, less than
30hrsl, Stainless steel rig-
ging, deck over, diamond
back hull. Garage kept,
Awesome $22,500 neg
ANGLER '82, 21ft., walk
around cuddy, 140hp John-
son, trailer, nice boat, must
see. $5500 (561)670-3636
BASS '90- 21 ft., stratos with
200 hp mercury, hyd. steer-
ing and gps system $5000
BASS BOAT '88: 16' Lowe,
40hp Johnson, with galva-
nized trailer. $2500. or best
Bayliner, '00, 24', Bow Rider,
260hp i/o, 40 hrs., mint
cond., full cover, '00 trlr.,
BOAT- 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
Good condition. $2000.
CAROLINA SKIFF: 16ft cc, 70
hp Johnson trolling motor,
biminy top trailer. $2500.
EVINRUDE ENGINE- Outboard,
35 HP good runner, all con-
trols, e ec. start, $500 or
best offer (937)215-0307
Four Winns Deck Boat, '99,
22', 175hp Johnson, alum.
trlr., A1 cond., $12,000.
HOUSE BOAT- 9'6" x 29',
8x18ft cabin, sips 4, stove,
ice box, sink & orta pot,
new 2" insulate roof, hy-
draulic steering, 2 '04 60HP
Merc 4 stroke Engines, trailer
Legacy Deck Boat, '00, 21',
150hp Johnson, seats 10,
exc. cond., $9,900.
NITRO BASS BOAT- 21' on
dual axle. 175 Evin motor.
Extras. $2000. or best offer.
PALM BEACH- '1998, Center
console, 19', 115 hp Yama-
ha low hrs, 71 bs thrust, '03
trolling motor, Many extras.
Good cond. $8000. Neg.
POLAR '98- Saltwater series,
90hp Yamaha, centercon-
sole, Bimini top, trolling mo-
tor, trlr, $6500 neg
PONTOON: 24', w/ trailer, qood
motor, set up for fishing.
Moving, sell cheap! $2000.
PONTOON BOAT, 20', Sweet-
water, bimini top, fish finder,
trolling motor, no trailer,
STARCRAFT, 16 ft., 60 hp
Johnson, Good condition.
Shop here flrstl
The classified ads
ALLEGRO 32BA '03- work
.horse, 20K, 2 slides, no
smoking/pets, exc cond.
$55,000 neg (317)431-9561
AUTOFORMER: By HUGHES
30 amp, voltage booster &
surge protection for RV's
CAMPER '88: Pop-up, sips 6,
stove, porta-potty, solid
sides w/real windows, awn-
ing, $1295. (863)805-0272
CARIBOU 12FT, overhead
camper, refrig, AC, full bath,
MWO, 4 jacks, $4500 or
best offer (863)467-6484
COUGAR '03, 5th Wheel,
28.5ft long with super slide &
attachments. $18,900. 2004
Dormax Diesel also avail.
JAYCO '92, 32 ft., w/porch &
shed. Furnished. In Hendry Sa-
bal Palms Cmpgrnd. in Palm
Dale. $7000. (863)675-7145
MALLARD '78: Class C Type,
clean & in good cond, reno-
vated in '97, new tires, a/c,
awning, battery, radiator &
windshield recently. Current
mileage 69k. Asking $6995.
Call 863-675-7743 or
PARK MODEL 35'- Furnished,
all apple full length Florida
room, vinyl windows,
screened, shed, located at
Lakeside RV Park. $7500
TRAVEL CRAFT 1987, 21 Ft.
Motor Home, Clean!
TRUCK CAMPER '94: Like new
condition, self contained,
shower, toilet & kitchen.
$3500 neg. 863-634-2362
REESE SLIDER 16k FIFTH
WHEEL HITCH, all reels &
hardware, fits any full sz.
truck, $500. (863)357-1784
BOAT TRAILER: 2005, Drive
On $2000. See @ Awesome
Self Storage. 6489 US 44 SE
BOAT TRAILER: For 16 18
Ft. Boat. New bunks & paint.
Good condition. $450.
HARLEYS- garage kept,
1999 883 Hugger $4000,
1993 Dyna Wide Glide
HONDA CRF250R '05, Like
new, $5000 or best offer.
KAWASAKI Eliminator 250 '01
clean bike, runs great.
$1400 or best offer.
SCOOTER- '04 RC Moto,
50cc, Yellow, No license re-
quired. Excellent condition
Suzuki Katana 750, '01, 10k
mi., Yoshlmura exhaust,
w/helmet, gold platinum col-
or, $3250. (863)634-5781
YAMAHA ZUMA SCOOTER-
'05, 49cc, 50 actual miles,
Garage kept. $1700.
FOUR WHEELER, 2004 Polaris
Predator 500, has Fox Rac-
ing Suspension & Nerf Bars.
$4500 neg. (863)634-2839
SUZUKI OZARK 250, '02, 4
wheeler, garaged, runs like
new, turn key ready, $2400
HOLIDAY RAMBLER '73- 28',
new CA/Heat, new tires,
stove, water htr, $1800
NOMAD- '92, 32', New FL/rm,
Furnished. Lot #19 on Canal
in Fijian Park. $6500. Neg.
PULL TRAILER: 30ft, good
cond, new frdge, gas stove,
Ir, dinette, br, ba. $2500.
TRAVEL TRAILER: 30ft, AC,
fridg e, hot water heat-
er, everything works. $1000
Auto Wanted 4010
Cl e fCanl 4015
Comm al "rumks 4020
Few e4Orin 4035
Hea Du* Tiem 4040
Pitftt-S r 4045
Sport y 4055
Traetor Tralors 4060
Utility IWAiere 4065
$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars
from $500! Tax Repos, US
Marshall and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo-
ta's, Honda's, Chevy's &
more! For Listings Call
BMW 5351- '86, Brand new
18" chrome rims. Needs new
CAMARO Z28 '80: all original,
350 auto, power windows.
Great restoration project. $1200
(863)634-6601 Iv msg.
CHEVY CAVALIER '97- must
sell, great condition, cold
AC, $2400 or best offer
CHRYSLER LEBARON- '92,
Convertible, New tires & top.
Runs. $500. (863)902-0477
DODGE SHADOW '90- needs
distributor, runs good, $200
ELECTRIC CAR, '76 Sebring
FORD ESCORT- '88, 4 dr, New
battery. Needs work. Must
sell. $500. (863)357-6315
FORD THUNDERBIRD '97: V8,
great shape. $2500. Call Dot
GRAND MARQUIS '88, with
5.0 motor, 76k original
miles, runs good. $1200 or
best offer. (863)824-0735
HUNTING BUGGY: 1984 Ford
F150 Deck Buggy, excellent
LINC CONTINENTAL '83- good
shape, $850. or trade for a
travel trailer. (863)635-1096
MERCURY GRAND MARQUEE
LS- '02, 40K mi., 1 owner,
Fully loaded. Runs perfect.
SATURN, '96, New battery &
engine, 5 spd., excellent on
gas, nicecar, $2000. Must
CONST. SCAFFOLD- 2 story,
with trailer, $1200 neg
CHEVY FLAT BED P/U '69,
350, 4 spd., 46" tires, $8000
or best offer. (772)370-0776
CHEVY SUBURBAN '89, 350,
auto., 4" lift, 36" Super
Swampers. $2500 or best
JEEP CJ5- '78, 304, V-8, 4x4,
$2000. or best offer.
JEEP CJ5 '81, 4 cyl., 4 spd.,
soft top & doors. $1700 or
best offer. (772)370-0776
GOLF CART: Club car, runs
ood but has rear end. noise.
Granny, 4 speed, flywheel,
clutch & bell housing, $450
FORD F600 DUMP TRUCK
1977: Good for parts, has ti-
RIMS, 22", 6 lug, with tires,
good condition, $1200.
863-634-4886 Iv. msg.
CHEV 1 TON '92- with Reading
Utility body, low miles, runs
great, $3500 neg.,
CHEVY S10 '02: 6cyl, ac, new
front end tires, toolbox. Ask-
ing $6500. 386-559-0537
CHEVY STEPSIDE, '97, runs
great, red, 114k mi., lots of
extras, $5500 or best offer.
CHEVY SUBURBAN, '95, 4
whl. dr., exc. cond., 90k mi.,
one owner, new tires,
DODGE DAKOTA '06: 4WD,
Laramie, silver, loaded.
"Ready to tow" behind a mo-
tor home. Blue ox hitch
adaptor, M&G air brake sys-
tem, awesome telescoping
tailgate ramp for easy load-
ing of motorcycle, air bag
leveling. 6500 mi, over $35k
invested. Must sell. $23,900
DODGE RAM 1500 MAG., '96,
AC, pwr steering & brakes,
auto overdrive, tow pkg, good
FORD F350 1990 Dually, 360
engine, gas, single cab.
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Alternative to cypress mulch is nature friendly
FORT MYERS Chopping
down a cypress tree to build a bet-
ter landscape is like tearing down
a historical home for lumber to
build a better garage. The end
products may be pretty to look at
but the price is incalculable and
the materials irreplaceable.
If you've been in Florida for
more than 48 hours, your vocabu-
lary has already expanded .to
include words like nature friendly
and environmental impact.
Amble along the boardwalk that
threads through a wetland sanc-
tuary and you'll discover a buffet
of ecological terms that include
the likes of otter ponds, pine flats
and the grandfathers of the
marsh, cypress trees.
Cypress are survivors. They
thrive in the rainy season and win-
ter droughts, hold ground in fires
and stand like giant exclamation
points penetrating the wetlands'
leafy canopy. .
What they cannot survive is
the lumbering operations that
have been stealing one of nature's
historical treasures an acre at a
time since the state's pioneers set-
tled Florida in the 1800s. The
hardy trees have been used for
furniture, fences and now
flowerbeds. Homeowners insist'
cypress mulch is a superior land-
escaping product and longer last-
ing than alternatives.
The ironic reality is it takes
hundreds of years for cypress
trees to develop the hardwood
cores that gave mulch the reputa-
tion for durability. However, over-
harvesting has stripped vast areas
of the large, mature trees, the
ones with hardwood cores.
Younger and younger trees are
being chopped and chipped for
mulch, which means mulch
made from the immature trees is
not likely to perform any better
than alternative products. It will
not look any better, either, since
other landscape choices are avail-
able in a range of hues, including
the hallmark gold-brown earth
tones of cypress chips.
Tons of cypress mulch piled on
pallets in garden shops make it
easy to miss some other truths
about cypress trees:
Experts estimate that when a
cypress forest is harvested,
between 70 and 80 percent will
remain barren forever;
Cypress trees can live up to
1,500 years and reach 25 feet in
It takes up to 600 years for a
cypress to grow large enough for
the base to be sliced into coffee-
"Historically, people have
taken more from the environment
than they have returned, and
today we are dealing with the
consequences," said Lee County
Commissioner Ray Judah. "Wet-
lands are among the most fragile
of our ecosystems, and recovery
from decades of damage is a
painfully slow process."
Demand for cypress has
pushed some wetlands to the
edge of ecological catastrophe
and others are close. But product
reputations die as slowly as
rumors, said John Cauthen.
"Even though there are several
landscape alternatives that are
comparable, cypress mulch sales
continue to account for about 60
percent of the entire market," he
said. "Cypress is still regarded by
many people as a premium prod-
uct and is even a status symbol
with some homeowners."
Mr. Cauthen is CEO of Forestry
Resources Inc., which he founded
The Fort Myers-based compa-
ny manufactures landscape mate-
rials for wholesale and retail distri-
bution. In 1985, long before most
people even heard the words
environmentally friendly, Mr. Cau-
then established himself as an
industry pioneer when Forestry
Resources introduced FloriMulch,
its signature product.
FloriMulch an attractive,
high-quality alternative to cypress
mulch has all the properties a
landscape likes. It is organic, acts
as a weed barrier, doesn't float
away in rains, helps prevent mois-
ture from evaporating during the
dry winter months, is nontoxic,
provides an inhospitable habitat
for termites, is certified by the
Mulch and Soil Council and is
state certified as a nematode-free
Friends of the Florida Ever-
glades endorses FloriMulch. The
Suncoast Native Plant Society rec-
ommends it. Environmentalists
salute it. A most unusual pedi-
gree, but easy to understand.
FloriMulch is made from melaleu-
ca trees, a highly invasive exotic
that proliferates everywhere in
South Florida, destroys habitat,
consumes up to 2,200 gallons of
water per acre per hour, and until
Forestry Resources started to
work, it had no natural enemies.
On an average day, five to seven
acres of melaleuca trees are
cleared and turned into mulch.
"By choosing alternative
-mulch materials, homeowners,
business owners and every single
person working in the landscape
industry can play a significant role
in helping to ease the pressure on
our cypress trees and impacts to
wetlands from logging opera-
tions," according to Rick Joyce,
former director of the Lee County
Department of Environmental
Sciences and president of the
Florida Chapter of the Internation-
al Society of Arboriculture.
"Today there are many differ-
ent kinds of mulch available that
provide the same landscape and
plant health benefits as the prod-
ucts made from cypress trees," Mr.
Joyce said. "Melaleuca mulch is
one of several excellent alternative
choices that not only look good,
they are good. It is a wonderful
way to recycle this problematic
invasive; exotic tree. Wetlands and
the biological functions they pro-
vide are critical to the balance of
the planet's natural systems. It is
simple to me, wetlands are
impacted and degraded when
cypress trees are destroyed and
ground up for mulch. The benefits
of using natural materials other
than cypress reach well beyond
protecting the native trees. By
using cypress tree alternative
mulches, I. truly believe this a rela-
tively easy way to make a positive
difference to the place we live."
"FloriMulch is an outstanding
example of a win-win for the envi-
ronment," Mr. Cauthen added.
"We have taken an environmen-
tal threat and turned it into a use-
ful product that benefits land-
scapes beyond the aesthetics of
Other high-quality alternatives
to cypress mulch are eucalyptus
and pine bark, both renewable
resources that are agricultural
crops. Pine straw needles shed
by pine trees is also an excellent
weed barrier, and is available by
the bale in garden supply stores.
"Everyone has a stake in the
health and well-being of our natu-
ral resources," said Commission-
er Judah. "That means everyone
also has a responsibility to respect
and help protect our environment
and preserve the unique lifestyle it
provides to all of us."
According to Mr. Cauthen, that
can be as easy as choosing the
right landscape materials.
Forestry Resources is an indus-
try leader in the manufacturing of
environmentally friendly land-
scape materials for wholesale and
retail distribution. For information
about Forestry Resources, land-
scaping and landscape products,
and the Southwest Florida envi-
ronment, call (239) 334-7343, or
Consumer advisory issued on Florida's lemon law
General Bill McCollum has issued
a consumer advisory related to
Florida's Lemon Law. Florida's
Lemon Law applies to new vehi-
cles sold or leased on a long-term
basis in the state of Florida. The
Attorney General's Office has a
process in place to protect con-
sumers from being victimized by
purchasing a "lemon." The office
also has additional information
available on consumers' rights
under Florida's Lemon Law.
Since the program's inception,
more than 13,300 consumers
have received refunds or replace-
Florida's Lemon Law requires
automobile manufacturers to
make a reasonable number of
repairs to remedy substantial
defects in a motor vehicle. If the
manufacturer fails to do so, they
are required to buy back the
lemon vehicle and either pay a
refund to the consumer or provide
a replacement vehicle, according
to provisions in Florida statutes.
Consumers are protected under
"Often, we view our vehicles as more than just a
convenience to many Floridians, their vehicle
is essential for work, school or family obliga-
tions. The Attorney General's Office wants to
ensure that anyone who purchases a new car in
Florida is aware of their rights and knows they
are protected under the law."
the Lemon Law for 24 months
after the date of delivery of the
vehicle. Anyone who experiences
problems with their new vehicle
during that period should immedi-
ately take the vehicle to the manu-
facturer's authorized dealer.
"Often, we view our vehicles as
more than just a convenience to
many Floridians, their vehicle is
essential for work, school or fami-
ly obligations," said McCollum.
"The Attorney General's Office
wants to ensure that anyone who
purchases a new car in Florida is
aware of their rights and knows
they are protected under the law."
The Attorney General's office
administers the New Motor Vehi-
cle Arbitration Board, which
resolves disputes between con-
sumers and manufacturers under
the Lemon Law. The board holds
arbitration hearings throughout
the state during which con-
sumers and manufacturer repre-
sentatives may appear and give
testimony in an informal setting.
The panel must then determine
whether the consumer's vehicle
meets the legal requirements to
be declared a lemon.
Arbitration hearings conducted
by the New Motor Vehicle Arbitra-
tion Board are open to the public.
The process is free, fair and expe-
ditious. Consumers are not
required to be represented by
attorneys to participate in the arbi-
tration process, but may do so if
they wish. If hiring an attorney for
the arbitration process, the Attor-
ney General's Office recommends
the following informational tips:
The New Motor Vehicle Arbi-
tration Board cannot order any
motor vehicle manufacturer to
pay attorney's fees.
Some law firms that adver-
tise over the internet do not have
physical offices in Florida, nor is all
of the information on the internet
applicable to Florida. Often this
information is very general in
nature and is meant to apply to
people throughout the country.
Before hiring an attorney,
consumers should understand
exactly how the attorney will cal-
culate their fee and whether there
will be additional charges, such as
copying, faxing or telephone calls.
The attorney should clearly
explain the method by which their
fee will be calculated.
If the law firm is not in the
city where the arbitration hearing
will be held or is located outside
the state of Florida, consumers
should obtain the name and con-
tact information of the attorney
who will attend the hearing.
Floridians should also inquire
about whether the attorney has
prior experience with the arbitra-
tion process. An in-person confer-
ence or a telephone conference
with the attorney is recommend-
ed before the day of the hearing.
When consumers hire an
attorney, the attorney is required
to keep his/her clients informed
of the progress of their case. The
attorney should return phone
calls and be accessible. The attor-
ney should advise their client if a
settlement offer is made by a
manufacturer and that it is then
the client's decision whether to
accept any such offer.
If an attorney advises their
client to sue the manufacturer in
court instead of going to an arbi-
tration hearing, the client should
ensure that the attorney explains
the reasons for this advice, the
length of time it could take to pur-
sue a court action and the risk
The Florida Bar provides an
attorney referral service and a
complaint resolution process for
clients on its web site at
Every consumer who acquires
a new or demonstrator motor
vehicle in Florida, either through
purchase or long-term lease, must
be given a copy of the "Consumer
Guide to the Florida Lemon Law"
by the dealer. This booklet, pub-
lished by the Attorney General's
Office, contains valuable informa-
tion intended to assist consumers
who may have to pursue their
rights under Florida's Lemon Law.
Information about the Lemon
Law also can be found on the
Attorney General's web site at
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