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Thursday, March 22, 2007- Vol. 92 No. 40 Frostproof's Hometown Newspaper for More Than 85Years 50 cents
At a Glance
The next Regular City
Council Meeting will be held
Monday, April 2, at 6 p.m.
The City would also like to
remind everyone, the City
Council Public Meetings are
held the first and third Mon-
day of the month.
Frostproof City Hall is
located at 111 First Street. For
more information call 635-
with June Felt
On Saturday, March 24 at
7 P.M. Please join June Felt in
4 a Sing-A-Long at the First
United Methodist Church,
150 Devane Street. Enjoy old
songs, wonderful memories
and lots of fun as well as spe-
cial guests, at NO CHARGE!
For more information call
Relay for Life
Do you have a loved one
who has survived cancer?
Would you like to honor
him/her? What about those
lost to cancer? What a great
way to remember your loved
one through a luminaria at
the Frostproof Relay for Life.
This years Relay will be held
on March 23 and March 24. If
you would like to order a
luminaria for your loved one
contact any committee mem-
ber or call Sandy Sackett at
at Art Gallery
The Frostproof Art
League's Annual Quilt Show
is scheduled for March. The
quilts will be displayed the
month of March and can be
seen during regular Gallery
hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Tuesday thru Friday. Admis-
sion is free.
For more information, call
the Frostproof Art League
and Gallery at 863-635-7271.
The Gallery is located at 12
East Wall St., Frostproof.
What can be.more 'fun
than an egg hunt? Remem-
ber the excitement of discov-
ering eggs when you were lit-
tle? These brightly colored
eggs have prizes inside! The
Frostproof Ministerial Associ-
ation and Family Life Church
will hold a community egg
hunt on Saturday, April 7,
2006, 11 a.m. at the Frost-
proof Middle/Senior High
School Track and Field on the
east side of the campus.
there will be hundreds and
hundreds of eggs, maybe
even thousands, grand prizes
will be four bikes provided by
1 the Ministerial Association.
Ages two -ten are invited.
Contact Pastor Kelly Galati
for more information (863)
Service April 8
The Frostproof Ministerial
Easter Sunrise Service will be
held at 6:30 a.m. at the East
end of Wall Street in down-
town Frostproof on Sunday,
April 8, 2007. This year the
event is hosted by Pastor
Kelly and Angela Galati and
Family Life Church.
Watch the sunrise over
Lake Reedy, renew your rela-
tionship with your heavenly
Father and enjoy a hot cup of
coffee and a light breakfast.
Contact Pastor Kelly Galati
for more information (863)
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
Community Links. Individual Voices.
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Deputy Speirs nominated
Polk Sheriff's Deputy Doug
Speirs has been nominated as
an America's Most Wanted All-
'Star, honoring his outstanding
service to the community.
As you know, Deputy Speirs
was shot by Angelo Freeland on
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2006 during
the same incident where Free-
land murdered Deputy Matthew
Williams and killed his K-9 part-
ner DiOGi. Deputy Speirs
exchanged gun fire with Free-
land as Freeland was standing
learn of Speirs
laid his life on
the line trying
to save his Deputy Doug
"This agency has the finest men
and women in the nation; Doug
is an outstanding example of
our team of heroes."
For the third year in a row,
America's Most Wanted has
teamed up with Nextel to find a
way to honor first responders,
by creating the AMW All-Star
Through online voting,
members of the community
recognize one All-Star Finalist
each week through mid April.
Go to the America's Most Want-
ed website at www.amw.com
to cast your vote for Deputy
Anyone can vote and it is
important to vote once a day.
The All-Star who receives the
most votes in a week is selected
as a finalist. Finalist will be pro-
filed on the America's Most
Wanted television show, and
they receive an AMW duffle bag
filled with AMW gear. Finalists
will be entered in the voting for
the grand prize, $10,000 and a
2007 Prom: Frostproof High students attend Prom
Frostproof News/Cindy Monk
FHS 2007 Senior Class Frostproof High School students attended the Junior/Senior Prom held Saturday, March 17
at the Lake Wales Country Club. This years theme was.Frozen in Time' with many decorations depicting the theme.
trip to NASCAR NEXTEL Cup
Series All-Star TM Challenge in
May, 2007. '
PCSO Vision: Polk County
Sheriff's Office members will
proactively prevent crime and
improve quality of life through
community partnerships, inno-
vation, education, teamwork,
and exceptional customer serv-
ice. We will measure, trend
benchmark, and create models
to ensure continuous iqu.ality of
Howdy Folks! It is time to round
up all the little youngsters for the
2007-2008 school year. Frostproof
Elementary is looking for a few
good cowboys and cowgirls who
will be coming to Kindergarten at
Frostproof Elementary School.
Tuesday, April 10 at 5 p.m. until
7 p.m. is the perfect time for par-
ents and/or guardians to register
your child for Kindergarten and
meet the teachers. FPE will have
new school shirts and Kindergarten
workbooks for sale. The work-
books will help prepare your little
one for Kindergarten. Complimen-
tary hotdogs and chips will be
served. So come and join the fun!
Important: Please bring the fol-
lowing items with you:
1. Child's birth certificate, Bible
record, or Passport.
2. Physical card not over year
3. Up-to date immunization
record on Florida blue card.
4. 2 proofs of residency one
from each of the two categories:
Category 1 Property Tax
Record, Mortgage document,
Deed, Lease, or Rent Receipt.
Category 2 Current Utility
Bill, Voter Registration, or docu-
mentation of participation in a gov-
ernment assistance program.
WSC Sigma Beta Delta inducts new members
LAKE WALES, Fla. The
Warner Southern College School
of Business Honor Society, Sigma
Beta Delta, inducted 25 new
members into the society on
Tuesday, March 13. Dr. Chris
Zapalski, Assistant Professor of
Business and president of the
college chapter, led the ceremo-
ny. Honor Society members
heard a presentation by Ronald
R. Borges, Business Consultant
and Labor Relations specialist.
Honor Society scholarships were
awarded to Natania Patterson
and Benjamin Shockey.
This is the third year that
Warner Southern College has
inducted members into the pres-
tigious Sigma Beta Delta Interna-
tional Honor Society for Business,
Management and Administration.
Sigma Beta Delta inductees
Justine Thompson, Carlos
Pierre, Joseph Eloisin, Daniel
,Riquelme, Kristina Martin, Krys-
tal Wood, Benjamin C. Shockey,,
Laurie Stewart-Batchelor, Brian
Jories, Natania Patterson, Brenda
Byrd, Jenna Taylor, Azalia Zamo-
ra, Cynthia Bond, Danuta Trip,
Dr. Chris Zapalski.
Others inductees not present
for the ceremony included
Mauricia Gonzales, Rachel
Nawrocki, Laura Wilder, Jodi
Frisby, April Beach, Dennis Chil-
dress, Julio Madrigal, Cynthia
Hambridge, Cassie Farmer and
Warner Southern College, a
Christian liberal arts college
founded in 1968, is located five
miles south of Lake Wales. The'
Bachelor of Arts includes over 25
liberal arts and professional
majors. There are three Masters
programs designed for working
professionals: Master of Business
Administration, Master of Arts
Education, Master of Science
Warner Southern College is
accredited by the Commission
on Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and
Schools to award Associate,
Bachelor, and Masters. Contact
the Commission on Colleges at
1866 Southern Lane, Decatur,
Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-
679-4500 for questions about the
accreditation of Warner Southern
FHS Boys Basketball Team District Champs
By Donna Carter
The Frostproof varsity boys
basketball team are the District
Champions for the second year
in a row beating Lake Placid for
the victory. The team won 15
straight games until the Region-
al Semi-final playoffs getting
defeated by Ft. Myers Bishop
Verot Catholic ending their sea-
son with an impressive 21-7
record. The Bulldogs had a
good bench this year. There
were always one to two strong
players per position ready and
waiting to show their stuff out
on the court. Head coach
Aubrey Whitaker said "There
wasn't a stand out. They all con-
tributed." He also went on to
say, "Our defense was our
strength sometimes our defense
won us the game."
Not only is this a talented
team, they also make the grade.
Over half the team has a GPA of
3.0 or higher and are members
of the National Honor Society.
The team had 2 seniors this
"There wasn't a stand
out. They all con-
tributed. Our defense
was our strength
sometimes our defense
won us the game."
year, Cedric Cox and Gabrielle
St. Louis. Cox scored his
1000th point in the Wauchula
game earlier in the season. Cox
has been accepted to South-
east Missouri State on an ath-
letic scholarship and St. Louis
has had offers but is undecided
at this time.
I know it is only March but
October is right around the
corner and with only loosing
two seniors the team will be
ready to go with the hopes and
anticipation of a winning sea-
son next year.
Submitted photo/Nancy DeMarco
Pictured left to right- Bottom row: Nickell Robey and Carlton Thomas. Back row: Asst. coach
Michael Blahnik, Parker Duke, Justin Williams, Jordan Barker, Asst. coach Keith Barker, Cor-
nelius Johnson, Devon Harris, Rondell Walsh, Joe Taylor, Cedric Cox, Tony Pinion, Donald
Brown, Arthur White, Gabrielle St. Louis, Mason Gravley, Asst. Coach Arthur Lewis and Head
coach Aubrey Whitaker.
2 The Frostproof News, Thursday, March 22, 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.
Thomas Shelton in Concert at FCC
Over the last thirty years, Gospel
Musician Thomas Shelton has
shared his God given talent with
thousands. An Indiana native, Shel-
ton was raised in a devout Christian
home. In 1977, he was inducted
into "Who's Who In Musician
America." In June of that same
year, he joined the touring group,
"General Delivery USA". Since then
he has traveled as. the lead singer
for the "Gospelites" of Dobbins,
California as well as the tenor with
the "Watchmen" of "Operation
Evangelize." He and his wife Shan-
non spent two years in the
Caribbean and South America as
cruise directors for "New Creation
World Wide Christian Cruises." He
has served in four separate congre-
gations in the development of
music and youth programs. His
ministry has taken him to all fifty
states of the U.S., as well as eleven
Now as a soloist, you can hear
him in concert March 28, 2007 at
6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church
of Babson Park, 1295 North Scenic
Highway, Babson Park, FL 33827.
Eveyone is welcome. For more
information call (863) 638-1654.
Chamber announces 12th Annual Fun Nite
Submitted photo/Citizens Bank
Citizens Bank& Trust President Greg Littleton, left, and
Chalet Suzanne soup general manager Mike Tatum, right,
watch as Citizens greeter Carol Hisey serves soup to cus-
tomer Maria Percy.
Chalet Suzanne and
Citizens Bank unite
Citizens Bank & Trust and
the Chalet Suzanne Restau-
rant and Country Inn, have
joined together to promote
their shared Polk County her-
itage and commitment to qual-
ity customer 'service. Citizens
was founded in 1920 by the
Maxcy family, and the Chalet
was founded in 1931 by the
Hinshaws, and both still have
family members at the helm.
For opening a bank
account, Citizens is offering
new customers a Magical
Morning full country breakfast
for two at the world-famous
Chalet, north of Lake Wales.
Every Tuesday in March, Citi-
zens bank branches also are
serving free gourmet Chalet
Suzanne soups in the lobby
from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
"Citizens and the Chalet
both have been around a long
time so we thought it would be
a natural partnership," said Cit-
izens Board Chairman P.T. Wil-
son. "Both of us share not only
a rich heritage but a commit-
ment to customer service."
While Citizens is using the
Chalet offer to promote-its free
checking account, new cus-
tomers can earn the incentive
with any type of deposit
account, excluding CDs. The
bank also added a new twist.
Existing customers also can
earn the breakfast for 2 at the
Chalet by bringing in a new
customer. Both the new cus-
tomer and the existing account
holder sponsor get the free
breakfast for two gift certifi-
cate after the account is open
"Many banks are giving
away inexpensive small appli-
ances, but we wanted to do
something really special for our
existing and new customers,"
said Citizens President Greg Lit-
tleton. "The Chalet is a special
place, and we like to think our
bank is very special also. We
plan to prove that to these new
The Chalet Suzanne is
world famous for not only
gourmet food, but the dining
experience itself. The essence
of the Chalet's reputation is its
cuisine, food that Gourmet
Magazine calls "glorious,"
served in a unique setting of
five quaint rooms on many lev-
els, overlooking the lake. Every
corner glows with antiques,
stained glass and old lamps
from far away places.
"Citizens is our bank
because it provides great serv-
ice to the business customer,"
said Eric Hinshaw, a Chalet
owner in the third generation
of the fouitling family. "We
are pleased to join with Citi-
zens in offering our special
dining experience to more
people in Polk County."
Founded in 1920 and under
the same family management,
Citizens Bank & Trust is the
oldest bank in Polk County and
consistently ranks as one of
Florida's safest five-star institu-
tions. The bank has assets of
$300 million and has eight
locations in Lake Wales, Win-
ter Haven, Auburndale,
Dundee, Frostproof, Haines
City and Indian Lake Estates. A
ninth office will be opening in
the Spring of 2007 in the Win-
terset area in the High Point
Office Centre on Cypress Gar-
It's time to have some fun! For
those who have not taken the
time to visit Florida Flywheelers,
give yourself a gift and purchase a
ticket to the Frostproof Area
Chamber. of Commerce's 12th
Annual April Fun Nite.
The event will be held at Florida
Flywheelers and part of the evening
is a slow driving tour of a wonder-
fully creative village of little shops,
farming artifacts, a turn of the cen-
tury church and a museum. Each
building is nestled into the village as
if it was almost always there. Resi-
dents and winter visitors gather
round a fire pit early mornings for
work assignments. Everyone lends
a hand to get the work done. It is a
step back in time.
So gather up your friends, dust
off your Stetson, find your boots
and favorite jeans... but be sure to
get your tickets soon because a sell
out is certain. Frostproof Area
Chamber of Commerce's 12th
Annual April Fun Nite will be held
at Florida Flywheeler Village on Sat-
urday, April 14, 2007, with a social
starting at 6:30 p.m. and dinner
served at 7:15 p.m. by Chef Jerrold
Kuchinskas. A $100 ticket buys two
adults dinner .and one chance to
win one of many door prizes or a
great grand prize!
Live music will he provided by
Claude Vance and friends, vendors
will be on-site with old and new
cars. The Frostproof Art League
and Gallery members will give live
ACS Relay For Life
begins this weekend
The Relay for Life committee
would like to invite everyone to the
fifth annual American Cancer Soci-
ety Relay for Life on March 23 and
24 at the Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. Elemen-
This is a unique event that offers
communities an opportunity to
participate in the fight against can-
cer. The relay will begin at 6 p.m.
on Friday, March 23 and end at
noon on Saturday, March 24.
Teams of 10-15 people camp out
and take turns walking, jogging or
running around the track.
This years' Relay for Life benefit
will include various activities for
children, such as a giant bounce
house and a huge inflated slide.
To honor our cancer survivors,
there will be a survivor dinner at 5
p.m. for all registered survivors and
their caregivers at no cost to them
sponsored by Lowe's.
A silent auction will be held Fri-
day evening and
Funds raised will help fight this
disease through research, educa-
tion, advocacy and patient services.
After the opening ceremonies at
6 p.m., all survivors will have the
opportunity to make the first lap
around the field followed by a lap
with their caregivers..
There will be a Luminaria Cere-
mony after dark. We hope to circle
the parking lot with luminarias in
memory of or to honor someone
you love. These bags will stay lit
throughout the evening, reminding
us that hope lives among us.
Please join us for lots of fun and
A Sunrise Service will be held at
7 a.m. Saturday, March 24.
For more information about
Relay for Life, a more detailed list
of events, or questions about any
of the events connected to Relay
for Life, contact Sandy Sackett at
635-5456 or Alana Trimmier
Art League announces
Open House celebration
A handful of local artists got
together ten years ago and decid-
ed to form the Frostproof Art
League. One hundred plus'mem-
bers later, the League is going
strong, with a wonderful facility
to call home and to showcase
the many talents of area artists.
The League will host the tenth
anniversary open house on Sat-
urday, March 31, 2007 from 1
p.m. 4 p.m. in the afternoon at
12 East Wall Street, the public is
invited to attend. .
As the old Frostproof High
School was being renovated,
(now Frostproof's City Hall)
some of the old windows were
salvaged which have now been
hand painted by local artisans. A
number of these works are on
display at local businesses. All of
the windows will be at the open
house. Proceeds from the sales
of the windows will benefit the
'Historical Preservation Commit-
tee and the Frostproof Art League
and Gallery. As a limited number
of windows are available, they
will be sold on a first come, first
serve basis. More windows will
be made available from the reno-
vation in the future and visitors
may be able to advance order a
particular design at the open
house. For more information call
the Art League and Gallery (863)
Shine your light with persistence and consistence
Our success in FLYing comes at
the heels of two important words:
Persistence and Consistence.
When we look at our own history
we see an inconsistency in how we
looked at our housework. You
know the old story of stash and
dash, crisis cleaning and then crash
and burn. This left our homes in
shambles after a few short days.
Then we would beat ourselves up
because of it!
I had to deal with this when I
made my final attempt at getting
organized in 1999. On Jan. 1, I
spent all day looking at why Pam
and Peggy's card file system never
worked for very long for me. It was
not that it'was not a good system; it
was, but it was how I did it was the
problem. I would go gung ho for
several days and then run out of
steam. Then the guilt would enter
into the equation and I would not
want to look at the box and stick it
under the counter.
As I examined why their system
only worked for a little while; I real-
ized a major factor. I was working
too hard and not letting the system
to work for me. I had not ever estab-
lished habits. I only let the cards
guide me and it didn't matter what
order theywere in. If getting dressed
popped up at 3 in the afternoon that
was when I did it, that is so alien to
me now. I also had way too many
cards. With my perfectionism, I
thought if one card was good then a
card for everything I do would be
much better. Boy was I wrong. That
abundance of cards was over-
whelming! I would give up!
Giving up is our lack of persist-
ence. We do this all the time when
we say we don't have time or that is
too hard. We just throw in the,
towel and begin to whine, "that's
too hard, too many emails or she
doesn't understand my situation is
different." We are persistent in one
area of our lives; we hate change. If
you are not finding success it is
because what you have been doing
is not working. Doesn't common
sense tell you that you have to
change something and try again.
Thomas Edison, through trial
and error and persistence eventual-
ly discovered the filament that
would glow in a glass bulb. Every
failure for him was one less thing
that he was going to have to try!
Failures are a good thing. They
teach us what not to do the next
time. That is if we don't get hung up
in our failures and beat ourselves
up for them. Use them as a learning
experience and keep plugging
Every mistake I have made in
my life helps me to grow and
become wiser! If I had given up I
would not have become FlyLady. If
we don't learn from our mistakes
we are destined to make the same
ones again and again! So looking
back on that fateful January 1,
1999, I realize that I had never
established a habit and I had been
too hard on myself. That day I
determined that I would be nice to
me and practice one habit. Shining
my sink was all I had to do for the
Let's just say I was persistent in
my quest to get organized and
along with that persistence I used
the consistency of doing one thing
every day to help me find the peace
that I knew was out there! It
worked for me and it has worked
hundreds of thousands of people
as well. When you find something
that works you stick with it. We
don't try to reinvent the light bulb
every time we screw one in a sock-
et; we trust it and don't waste our
time trying to improve on it. We are
very creative people and we love to
do things our way or shall I say try
to make better a system. Visit the
web site at www.FlyLady.net.
FPE teachers visit BHG, Jr. Elementary
Teachers from Frostproof Elementary School visited the third, fourth and fifth grade stu-
dents at Ben Hill Griffin Elementary School to cheer them on as they prepare for the FCAT.
Students and teachers at Frostproof Elementary made signs, posters and cards to wish
good luck to their friends at BHG, Jr. Elementary. FCAT testing was held Feb. 26 to March
9. Test results will be released in early May. Pictured left to right-BHG Principal Patti
McGill, Marisue Sebastian, Hillary Monk, Barbara Walker and Angela Marbutt all of FPE.
demonstrations and Florida's
famous artist Tom Freeman will be
on site creating a painting to auc-
tion before the evening's end.
Call O'Hara Restorations at 635-
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Frostproof students attend 2007 Prom 'Frozen in Time' School Board Events
The public is invited to the Polk
County Spelling Bee to be held
Thursday, March 22, 1 p.m. at
George Jenkins High, 6000 Lake-
land Highlands Road, Lakeland.
Middle school students will com-
pete and there is no charge to
attend and the Polk winner
advances to the 80th Annual
Scripps National Spelling Bee on
May 30 and 31 in Washington, D.C.
The national bee is broadcast live
on national television. Information:
Katie-Jane Shytle, (863) 519-8798.
The public is invited to the 27th
Annual 5th Grade E-Team Finals to
be held Thursday, March 22, 3 p.m.
at the Lakeland Center, 701 West
S Lime Street. There is no charge to
attend and six teams will compete
in the finals in this quiz bowl com-
petition. Fifth grade students will
test their knowledge of economic
terms, language arts, mathematics,
science and social studies. Informa-
tion: Peggy Harrod, (863) 968-5168.
The public is invited to the 31st
Annual Poetry Awards will be held
Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m., at Florida
Southern College, 111 Lake
Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland.
There is no charge to attend and
the event includes poetry readings
FHS Senior Mike Mejia and Logan Mead attended Prom at
the Lake Wales Country Club held March 17.
and presentation of awards. Stu-
dents in grades six through 12 sub-
mitted poems for the event. The
event is hosted by the Polk County
Council of Teachers of English.
Information: Katie-Jane Shytle,
The public is invited to the Polk
County Youth Symphony to be held
Monday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. at Lake
Region High, 1995 Thunder Road,
Eagle Lake. There is no admission
charge. More than 60 students from
15 schools in grades six through
ten will perform in the symphony.
Rob Lambert, orchestra and
band director at Lakeland's Har-
rison School for the Arts, will
direct the symphony. Informa-
tion: (863) 647-4729.
School Board Work
The following is a school board
work session and meeting sched-
ule from April 10, 2007 to July 24,
2007. Work sessions and board
meetings will be held in the dis-
trict administrative office, 1915
South Floral Avenue, Bartow.
Agenda information on work ses-
sions and board meetings is avail-
able by contacting JoAnne Clan-
ton, (863) 534-0521. This schedule
is subject to change.
Tuesday, April 10-Work Session,
8:30 a.m., Meeting, 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 24-Work Session,
12:30 p.m., Meeting, 5 p.m.
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headed this years Prom.
Styling and Profiling- Verenisa Guijarro, Ester Garcia, Car-
olina Garcia, Yuridia Aguilar (Prom Queen), Adely Galarza
and Evelin Pineda. of FHS gathered for a group photo at the
Prom held March 17.
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neighbors, and communities,
providing a valuable service and
doing so with American Red
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The course will be March 26-
29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
Students will need to bring a bag
lunch each day. The cost to
attend is $125.
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register, call the Polk County
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TALLAHASSEE As part of
an ongoing effort to help Floridi-
ans stay healthy, Florida Depart-
ment of Health (DOH) Secretary
Ana Viamonte Ros, M.D., M.P.H.
reminds all Floridians to take the
necessary precautions to avoid
preventable illnesses. One such
illness is norovirus, which is
commonly called the "stomach
flu." While symptoms are similar
to those associated with the flu
(influenza), norovirus is not
related to the flu. Norovirus is
one of several hundred causes of
food poisoning and can easily be
transmitted person to person.
Norovirus is highly conta-
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and diarrhea. Most people begin
to feel better within one or two
days and have no long term
"Thorough and frequent
handwashing is the key to pre-
venting the spread of gastroin-
testinal infections like
norovirus," Deputy State Health
Officer Bonita Sorensen, M.D.,
M.B.A. said. "This simple step
can help Floridians avoid numer-
ous illnesses and ward off pre-
Floridians can decrease their
chance of coming in contact with
noroviruses by following these
Wash hands frequently,
especially after going to the bath-
room, changing diapers, before
eating and prior to preparing food
Carefully wash fruits and
vegetables, and cook foods thor-
oughly before eating them
Thoroughly clean and disin-
fect contaminated surfaces
immediately after an episode of
illness by using a bleach-based
Immediately remove and
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be contaminated with the virus
after an episode of illness (use hot
water and soap)
Flush or discard any vomit
and/or stool in the toilet and make
sure that the surrounding area is
Persons infected with
norovirus should not prepare food
while they have symptoms and for
three days after they recover from
their illness. Food that may have
been contaminated by an ill per-
son should be thrown away.
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Florida teachers invited to Mount Vernon
MOUNT VERNON, VA. His-
toric Mount Vernori invites Florida
teachers, grades 3-12, to apply for a
complimentary one-week study
program at George Washington's
home in Northern Virginia, June 9-
15, 2007. The George Washington
Teachers' Institute provides an
intensive study of George Washing-
ton and his world through discus-
sions led by noted Washington
scholars and hands-on workshops.
Teachers enrolled in the Institute
reside in lodging on the grounds of
Mount Vernon, within sight of
Washington's Mansion. Each par-
ticipating teacher receives room
and board and a stipend of up to
$350 for travel expenses.
In addition to meeting with
Mount Vernon's historians, cura-
tors, and educators, teachers will
explore 18th-century colonial life
and politics by spending a day
exploring Monticello, the home of
Thomas Jefferson, and Montpelier,
the home of James Madison. Upon
completing the Institute's study
program, teachers are required to
prepare a lesson plan on teaching
about George Washington and
conduct a seminar for their col-
leagues in their home districts to
share the information they have
gained at the Institute.
The George Washington
Teachers' Institute is made possi-
ble for Florida teachers by the
William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable
Trust. For information and appli-
cations, please e-mail educa-
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Events, programs, and activities
are subject to change.
Public Information: 703-780-
2000; 703-799-8697 (TDD);
Since 1860, over 80 million visi-
tors have made George Washing-
ton's Mount Vernon Estate & Gar-
dens the most popular historic
home in America. Through
thought-provoking tours, entertain-
ing events, and stimulating educa-
tional programs on the Estate and
in classrooms across the nation,
Mount Vernon strives to preserve
George Washington's place in his-
tory as "First in War, First in Peace,
and First in the Hearts of His Coun-
trymen." Mount Vernon is owned
and operated by the Mount Vernon
Ladies' Association, America's old-
est national preservation organiza-
tion, founded in 1853. A pictur-
esque drive to the southern end of
the scenic George Washington
Memorial Parkway, Mount Vernon
is located just 16 miles from the
Hours of operation: April-
August, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; March,
September, October, 9 a.m. to 5
p.m.; November- February, 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Regular admission rates:
adults, $13; senior citizens, $12;
children age 6-11, when accompa-
nied by an adult, $6; and children
under age 5, FREE. Admission fees,
restaurant and retail proceeds,
along with private donations, sup-
port the operation and restoration
of Mount Vernon.
Docks can be vital habitats for fish life
When fishing a tournament
or just for fun at any of the great
fisheries we have across the
nation, there's undoubtedly
more than one way to catch
some fish. With that many fish
and that many surface acres of
water, it's not uncommon to see
two different people have great
fishing days while doing com-
pletely different things. Some
people like to cover a lot of
water and rush from spot to
spot, but I prefer to pick a cou-
ple of different areas to target
and focus my efforts there.
More and more homes are
being built on lakes around the
country, and one of the first
things that the new homeown-
ers do once they've built their
home on the lake is build a
dock. These docks aren't just for
tying up, boats they make for
great fishing. A lot of tourna-
ment money has been won fish-
ing docks over the years and yet
it's still an underrated pattern for
too many anglers. But hopefully,
by knowing how to fish a dock
thoroughly and effectively, you
can have more success when
Docks are vital fish habitats
because they address the basic
needs: food and shelter. Espe-
cially on wooden docks and pil-
ings, algae growth draws in
small baitfish like shad. These
shad will feed on the vegetation
that clings to the docks and pil-
ings, and in turn draw in
predatory bass looking, for an
easy meal. Also, these docks
draw in smaller fish like the bait-
fish and bluegill, which hover
around docks to avoid preda-
tion. When the sun is high and
the water is warm, bass also like
to shade themselves under and
around boat docks. Also, a lot of
times, people who own boat
On the water
with Larry Nixon
docks or have them near their
lake homes will sink brush piles
nearby to hold crappie. These
brush piles can also hold a lot of
bass. I normally stay away from
floating docks, since they don't
have pilings, but any stationary
dock especially wooden ones -
can be a potential honey hole.
An important part of knowing
whether the dock fishing is going
to stay consistent, say throughout
a tournament, is the water level.
Sometimes, docks may only have
a few feet of water under them. If
the lake is dropped six inches
during the week, the pattern
probably won't hold. But if the
docks are in deeper water, you
can be reasonably certain that
lakes levels won't affect the fish-
ing there. Docks are pretty much
an effective location anytime
except the dead of winter. Once
the water temperature gets high-
er than 50 degrees, try looking for
There's two ways to fish a
dock: flipping and skipping.
There are a lot of great flippers
these days and it's a great way to
catch fish. I use an Abu Garcia
REVO STX spooled with 25-
pound Berkley Big Game line to
flip baits like PowerBait Chigger
Craws and Classic Jigs. Usually
in pre-spawn months, mid-day,
once the water has warmed up, I
can flip the shade side of these
docks and trigger a reaction
strike from the bass. I try to use
colors and patterns of baits that
match the bluegill or shad in the
area and use a heavy weight.
The heavy weight is helpful if
there's any wind, plus it makes
the bait fall faster a must when
going for a reaction bite.
Skipping can be even more
effective for fishing docks
because it allows you to get
much further underneath the
dock than you can with flipping.
For skipping, I prefer an Abu
Garcia spinning reel spooled
with Trilene Maxx, because it's
sensitive enough to detect
strikes but tough enough to use
around structure like docks. I
use a Cardinal spinning reel on a
medium-heavy to medium-light
rod, what I call 70/30 70 per-
cent back bone and 30 percent
tip to get the right kind of
skip. It has to give a little. The
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cast is like a checked swing in
baseball. You stop by pointing
your rod's tip at your target. The
bait goes out' there like it was
shot from a gun. Lifting the rod
tip is the key. After you sling it
and just before the bait hits the
water, you have to raise the rod.
Just like flipping, it takes prac-
tice, but once you start skipping
Texas-rigged Gulp! Sinking Min-
nows or Jerk Shads that far
under the dock especially in
the hot part of the year you
will wonder why you didn't start
doing it earlier.
Docks can hold a lot of fish,
but knowing why the fish are
there and what they're looking
for will put you a long way
towards catching more and big-
Larry Nixon is a former Bass-
master Classic champion with
more than $1.5 million in career
earnings on the BASS Tour. Now
fishing the FLW Tour, Nixon lives
in Bee Branch, Ark.
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Services are Sunday School
10 a.m. Worship service 11 a.m.
and Wednesday Evening Bible
Study at 7 p.m. For more infor-
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Family Life Church
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 informa-
tion please call 635-2704.
Church of God
Rex E. Daniels-Pastor
Frostproof Church of God,
104 Highway 630W, Worship
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Sunday Morning Worship 10:45
a.m., Sunday Evening Worship
6:30 p.m., Wednesday Evening 7
p.m. For more information call
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Reverend Anderson, Jr.
Church Of God By Faith, 208
Hopson Rd., Worship Services;
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Wor-
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Evening service 7:30 p.m.,
Wednesday Evening Bible study
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First Assembly of God Church
On The Ridge, 825 County Road
630A, Worship Services; Sunday,
8:30 a.m.'and 10:45 a.m., nurs-
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service 6 p.m. Youth Fellowship
and Bible study Wednesday
evenings at 7 p.m. For more
information call 863-635-2702.
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church of Frost-
proof, 96 West B Street-offers a
Contemporary Celebration Ser-
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Traditional Worship Service at
10:50 a.m. Childcare will be
available for both services. Sun-
day School (all ages) 9:30 a.m.
Sunday evening Bible Study 6
p.m. Wednesday Evening Chil-
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Celebrate Recovery, Divorce
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First Christian Church
First Christian Church of Frost-
proof, 2241 County Road 630 W,
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Wor-
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Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednes-
day Evening Bible Study 6 p.m.
For more information call 635-
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First Christian Church of Bab-
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9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30
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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-
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For more information call 635-
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Rev. Bob Beckler-Pastor
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Appliance Parts 520
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Books Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Coins, Stamps 570
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Wanted to Buy 7410
black, works great, $50
DISHWASHER, Used 1 year,
ext. warranty just ran out.
Pd. $600, asking $200 neg.
GARBAGE DISPOSAL, $20
Exc. cond. (863)467-8681
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore, al-
mond, great condition, slide
out shelves, auto ice maker.
SECADORA Y LAVADORA:
$240 cada dos.
STOVE, 36", 6-burner, gas,
w/griddle, black & stainless,
new. $2000 firm.
STOVE: GE, electric, white,
with complete hook-up and
STOVE, Kenmore, Flat top,
White, 2 yrs old. Excellent
condition. $225. or best of-
WASHER & DRYER: Electric,
white, good condition. $280
for both or will separate.
WASHER & DRYER- Sears,
Large capacity. $1.00. or
best offer. (863)357-0262
WASHER & DRYER: Whirl-
pool, like new, asking $200.
WASHER, heavy duty, $75.
COUNTER TOP PIZZA OVEN-
110V, cooks up to 216" piz-
zas, $275 or best offer
FOLDING BIKE- New tires &
tubes. Excellent condition.
$85. (863)675-2596 or
SCHWIN BICYCLE 1955: 26",
brand new, original condi-
tion. $900. (863)467-5756.
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
buy direct from manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available..
(352)498-0778 Toll free
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CAMPING EQUIPMENT: Tent
8x12, large chest & hitch
hall. $110 for all or will sell
RUG, New, 8'2" x 10" Country
Garden Path, red, green, mus-
tard, brown & beige. Never
opened. $200 (863)674-0098
BB SIMON BELT- size large,
1 1/2" black pony hair with
clear crystals, $150
FORMAL GOWN, Light sea
green, size 8, never worn,
with tags. $30
JACKET: Harley Davidson Du-
rango, leather, exc cond, like
new, never worn, women's
sm. $325. 863-673-0980
MEANS DRESS SHOES, Black,
size 11, by Bass, good con-
dition. $12 (863)467-0987
COCA COLA ICE BOX: Free
standing, holds up to 48
cans or bottles. Very good
cond. $125. (863)467-0627
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
COMPUTER: Dell Dimension
4550, Windows XP Pentium 4,
30gb, 256k Ram, CD RW,
DELL P4 COMPUTER SYS: XP
Pro, monitor, keyboard,
mouse & speakers. $249.
PLIES, Over $3000 in cost,
sell all for $500.
Fi tres 060
FIREPLACE MANTEL- Brand
new. Mantel only. $200. or
best offer. (863)763-6747
CHINA CABINET- Wood, 6'x5'
w/glass shelves & light.
Closed cabinets at bottom
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
COFFEE TABLE- oval glass
top, w/slate green wrought
iron base, very nice cond.
CONFERENCE TABLE: Oak
mica w/ 4 quality chairs.
$200. Call Monday Friday,
DINING ROOM SET: Broyhill,
with hutch. Paid $1700. Ask-
ing $300. 863-467-5756
DRESSERS- 3 piece set with
mirror, Bassett, solid oak,
Never used. Asking $800.
LOVESEAT FRAME: Beautiful,
cypress, 5.5' x 40". $300.
SLEEPER SOFA, Nice, queen,
floral. $100 (765)748-4779
SLEEPER SOFA, Nice, solid
tan. $75 (765)748-4779
SLEEPER SOFA SETS- 2, With
matching Loveseats. $175.
Good condition. Will separ-
TABLE: Wrought Iron, new,
42" glass top, beautiful, with
4 upholstered chairs. $150.
GOLF CART: 1994 EZ GO with
carry all bed, electric, new
paint, good battery & charg-
er. $1500. 863-228-2123
GOLF CLUBS- 100 misc.
clubs, Calloway, Lynx, Ping,
Etc. Good quality. $800. Will
GOLF CLUBS- left handed,
Giant EZ Hippo Hyper Matrix
Face. New, asking $150 or
best offer (863)302-1592
COLT Civil War Commemora-
tive Pistol, S&W 22 Escort,
Winchester Mdl. 77, 22 cal.,
SHOTGUN: A. Harrigton Da-
mascus Dbl. barrel 16 gauge
SHOTGUN, Savage 410/22,
over & under. $450 or best
SHOTGUN, Savage Double
Barrel Fox, 2 3/4" 3". $500
or best offer. (734)777-4495
'Mal & R ldu ing
BOWFLEX- Top of the line ex-
ercise machine. Moving
don't have room. $1000. or
best offer (239)464-6136
TREADMILL: Proform, heart
rate monitor, air fan, cush-
ioned deck, incline, hardly
used. $450 (863)763-0625
TREADMILL: Sport Craft,
brand new, fully assembled.
Paid $265, asking $200 neg.
863-674-0057 after 5pm
WEIGHT BENCH, Welder Club,
w/300 lb. sports authority
olympic weight set, $300
FUEL TANK, 150 gallons, with
pump & 2 hoses. $250
DOUBLE SINK: Stainless steel,
excellent condition. $20.
TUB- White, Porcelain, Stain-
less steel. 60" long. New,
Never used. $75.
SQUASH BLOSSOM NECK-
LACE- Value $4000 sell for
$1100 neg (863)467-8161
PENDENT LIGHTS (2) brand
new, $30 for the pair
HANDICAPPED CARRIER: To
carry wheelchair or scooter.
HOVEROUND elec 3 wheel
scooter, used once, like
new, $350 (561)670-3636
WHEELCHAIR: Battery operat-
ed, used twice on carpet,
cherry red, exc cond. $1000
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BOUNCE HOUSE / SLIDE
COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $2500 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
CELL PHONE: L7SLVR, Cingular,
pink, camera, video & itunes.
$150. 863-675-0689 b4 2pm
or 863-302-1592 after 2pm.
children, etc. Only one sig-
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ALTO SAXOPHONE- Only
VIOLIN- 4/4 White, with bow
and case, excellent cond
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIGS
tan male $200
Barb M-F, 9-6
COCKATIELS- Pair, with large
cage on wheels $125
COCKATOO, Sulfur Crescent
w/cage & accessories.
FEMALE PUG- with papers,
$600 or best offer
PIT BULLS (2): $100 for both
or will sell separately.
PUPS, 1 Poodle & 1 Yorkie
Poo, males, 12 weeks old,
shots, to loving home only.
$450 each. (863)357-0037
WANTED: good home seeking
a Florida BlackMouth Cur,
male puppy, lost a Fla. cur in
Dec. Call (863)675-4869
YORKIES, For Sale. 5 males.
Will be ready June 2nd.
TOILETS (2) like new, 1 beige,
1 white, $20 for both will sell
JACUZZI- blue, 4 person, 4
yrs old, with cover, excellent
condition, paid $3500 ask-
ing $1000 (863)946-3333
BOWLING SHOES, Mens, Dex-
ter SST6, size 10.5, right
hand, new. $80
COMPOUND BOW: Bare white
tail with accessories. $100.
EASTERN BASEBALL CLEATS,
Size 6, exc. condition. $20
GOLDEN EAGLE BRAVE-
youth right hand compound
bow with 4 arrows, $30
KNEEBOARD Hydro Slide
POOL TABLE Imperial Sharp-
shooter, 4' x 8', regulation,
slate, good cond, w/access.
SAIL FISH- Mounted. 575'
long. Nice shape. $300.
TOSHIBA, 56", HD Ready,
TV/VCR COMBO: ROION,
AC/DC, $75. (863)763-3551
AIR COMPRESSORS (3), 2
electric, 1 portable with 6hp
Wisconsin robin engine.
CEMENT MIXER: $200.
CUTTING TORCHES: Complete
set, on a dolly. $450.
ELEC AIR COMPRESSOR- Erm-
Glo, used, $50
RADIAL ARM SAW, 10" Black
& Decker, bench top, new
blade & 10" Craftsman table
saw. $180 (863)697-9704
ADULT DVD's (10): New, only
opened to test. $65 or best
offer. Call (863)634-3783
CAR CD / RADIO: With anten-
nae, works well. $25.
DVD PLAYER: Brand new in
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn 8 Garden 850
ENGINE: John Deere, 6 cyl.,
Turbo Charge, Industrial,
Diesel. $2800. or best offer.
BUSH & BOG DISC- 6ft,
usable as is but needs TLC,
pull type, $35
AMERICAN SADDLE BREED
STUD, $1500 or best offer.
MARE QUARTER HORSE- 7yrs
old, $800 (863)253-2477
BEGINNER HORSE- Bomb
proof, calm easy ride, Cogg
utd, 15H, 24Y, Bay, tack
$500 (561)789-0572 -
PONY CROSS- 2yrs,13.2
hands, saddled not ridden
$1000 neg (863)763-4149
HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
CROSS- 3yrs old, 13.2
hands, green broke, $1000
BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some
FERTILIZER SPREADER: Les-
co, heavy duty, stainless steel,
80 Ib capacity. $200.
GENERATOR: Onan, 2 cylin-
der, 5000 watts, great condi-
tion. $500. 863-675-1754
GENERATOR: Onan, 2500
watts, w/ Briggs & Stratton
JOINT COMPOUND (8 buck-
ets): Proform, all purpose.
$200 for all, will separate.
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 Briggs & Strat-
ton, runs great, used 24 hrs.
$500 neg. 239-340-4758
RIDING LAWN MOWER-
Craftsman, 42" cut. 19.5hp,
2 cyl. $150. (863)467-3841
RIDING MOWER, Craftsman,
19.5hp, 46" cut, needs bat-
tery & work on deck, $150.
RIDING MOWER: John Deere,
looks & runs good. $650 ne-
RIDING MOWER- Sears, 17.5
hp, 42" cut. Runs good.
RIDING MOWER: Snapper.
RIDING MOWER, Zero Turn,
Snapper, 52" Cut. Good
shape. $1700. or best offer.
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TRAVEL TRAILER w/Florida
Rm. in Advantage Oaks 4266
SE 25th Dr. $10,000. Call
Vantage Oaks Park: 32 Ft.
w/9x30 FL Rm. 4056 SE 24th
Rd., Lot 114, Near Treasure
Island $2500 (863)357-9017
Jet Skiis 3015.
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport VehicWlATVs 3035
AIR BOAT ENGINES (2) Ly-
coming, 6 cyl, re-buildable,
$800 for both
AIR BOAT HULL- cage work
and trailer, 11ft x 7ft, alum,
Airboat: 220 motor, 15x8
Apache Hull w/ rod lockers,
carbon prop & ram line trail-
ALUMINUM BOAT, with trailer.
$200 or best offer. Call
BASS BOAT TRAILER: For 16
- 18 Ft. Boat. New bunks &
paint. Good condition. $450.
BOAT: 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
Good condition. $2000.
GHEENOE '06, Galvanized
trailer, 2hp Suzuki outboard,
Minkota trolling motor.
$1600 neg. (863)697-0424
JOHNSON 2001: 8 HP bought
new 2005,1low hours $ 800.
JON BOAT- 16ft, w/40hp Evin-
rude, trolling motor, anchors,
2 batters, $2000 neg
New Canvas Room for pon-
toon with rollup windows &
screens, $800 or best offer.
PONTOON, 24' w/ 50 hp Merc.
Runs perfect, new carpet.No.
(863)357-1784 or 634-2454
RANGER BASS BOAT- '89,
365V,175hp Black Max Merc.
Very rare. Exc. cond. $10,000.
SKEETER '94, 19.5ft., 150hp
Mercury Black Max, trolling
motor & live wells. $2500
STARCRAFT ISLANDER 1986,
22 Ft., 185 hp, V6, I/0. Alumi-
num. Light hauler. New rear
canvas top w/swim platform.
Easy Load trailer. Low hrs.
STRATOS BASS BOAT, '98,
dual console, 19', with 175
hp Johnson mtr. & trailer,
SUNFISH SAILBOAT: '95, w/
trailer, new racing sail & hiking
stick, fiberglass center port.
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CLASSIC '75 GMC MOTO-
RHOME- New leather Capt
chairs, carpet, paint, wheels,
suspension & more. Like
new cond., 13K, $19,900 or
best offer (906)281-2990
JAYCO '90, 32 ft., w/porch &
shed. Furnished. In Hendry Sa-
bal Palms Cmpgrnd. in Palm
Dale. $6000. (863)675-7145
MeadowLark Campgrnd: 30ft,
fully furn, built up roof must
be moved. Reduced to $1200!
PULL TRAILER: 30ft, good
cond, new fridge, gas stove,
Ir, dinette, br, ba. $1800.
STOVE TOP, 3 burner, For
camper, brand new. $75.
SUNNYBROOK FIFTH WHEEL,
'04, 34', triple slide, all up-
graded, ext. warranty,
WINNEBAGO '90, 22ft.,
Gets15-17 mph. New tires &
trans., Very clean, sleeps 4,
extras. $6500. (863)467-1950
DIESEL INTERNATIONAL, 5th
Wheel puller, with 5 spd.
stick shift & 2 spd rear end &
32" ft carriage 5th Wheel.
HITCHHIKER- '99, 32', 3 slide
outs Excellent condition.
$15,000. Day 863-467-6565
or night 863-467-0008 .
'02, 32', w/2 slides, Generator
Avon Park. $22,500. Possible
EVINRUDE OUTBOARD MO-
TORS (2) 115hp, asking
$650 for both call
(863)946-1031 after 10am
OUTBOARD MOTOR, '47 Evin-
rude Zephyr, 4 cyl., 7hp, not
running, wall hanger. $100.
WATER SKIS- 67", O'Brien Ce-
:Motorcycl s 33
HONDA CB350 1973, 4 cyl.,
'Excellent condition. $1500.
KAWASAKI 440: $770
SUZUKI RM250- '06, 2 cyl, Pd
$6200 new. Only used 5
hrs. Perfect condition Must
sell $4895. (863)673-2775
GO KART: Murray, 2 seats,
runs, $300 (863)634-7706
SUZUKI EIGER '06, Quad Run-
ner, 4wd, new rims & tires,
TOYOTA 4 RUNNER- '86, 4x4,
Auto, complete 22RE engine.
Needs work $800. or best
DAMON '99, 21ft, never trav-
eled, kept under roof in La-
Belle. Must see. $6500.
FLEETWOOD '77- 21ft, travel
trailer, asking $1000 or best
MIDAS VOLUNTEER CAMPER
1985: 27', new AC, every-
thing works. $1800 nego-
TRAILER, 34ft., $2500
TRAVEL TRAILER: '93 Terry
Resort Fleetwood, in Palm-
dale, avail 04/01/07, with
one slide-out, 33 ft, great
cond. $4000. 301-904-1524
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Automobiles PONTIAC SE, '88, full power,
a/c, orig. owner, $1200 or
Best offer. (863)697-8507-
VW GTI: 1997, 2 door, 5
speed. $2500 or best offer.
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Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Traitors 4060
Utility Trailers 4085
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CHEVY CELEBRITY '86, Runs
good. $700 firm.
CHRYSLER LEBARON: '92,
Convertible, New tires & top.
Runs. $500. (863)902-0477
DODGE ARIES WAGON- '87,
58k orig mi. Nice. Equip. for
towing behind Motor home
DODGE NEON 1997: 50K
miles. $2500 or best offer.
(863)673-3314 LaBelle area.
DODGE SPIRIT '92, 4 door,
DODGE SPIRIT- '94, Runs
ood. Cold A/C. New tires.
1500. or best offer
FORD FOCUS ZTS 2004':
5spd, silver, 31mpg, 12k ml.
FORD PROBE GL '89- white,
w/cracked head, body &
tires in exc cond., $400 neg
HONDA ACCORD SE, '98, cd,
cold a/c, 170k mi., white,
2.31, 4 dr., great gas mile-
age, $5000 or bestoffer.
HYYNDAI ACCENT- '02, 5 spd,
Great A/C. 35mpg. Great
LINC. MARK VII SPORTS
COUPE '90- 2dr, 50 HO, air
ride, all orig, good rubber
MERCURY SABLE, '88, needs
trans. work, a/c, new bump-
ers & radiator, eng. runs
good, $600. (863)674-4757
NISSAN PULSAR '87- needs
work, asking $300
OLDSMOBILE: 1998, V6,
30mpg, 1 owner, excellent
condition, all options.
FORD MUSTANG '65, 95%
perfect, matching numbers,
no rust. $15,000 firm.
KAWASAKI MULE '93, Good
condition, new drive belt &
tires, dump bed, trailer hitch.
$2500 (863)467-8629 -
CHEVY SUBURBAN '90, 6.2L,
DODGE RAM CHARGER- '86,
V-8, 360, 4x4, Very good
ELEC GOLF CART- 3 wheel,
with charger, runs great,
GOLF CART & CHARGER,
GOLF CART: 1987 CLUB CAR,
Electric w/charger. Recondi-
GOLF CART, 4 passenger,
$875. 863-946-3822 or
YAMAHA- '91, Electric.
$1200. or best offer.
AUTO HOIST: 9000 LB,
CAR CD PLAYER: Pioneer
DEH-P47DH, detachable se-
curity, face. Retail $300. Ask-
ing $200.561-683-7243 WPB
CUSTOM HARD TOP- for Jeep
Wrangler, 85-95 models,
$150 or best offer
FLAT TOPPER, For Chevy
truck. $250 (863)697-5623
FORD F150: Tailgate, chrome
step, bumper with tail lights.
$350 for all, will sep.
LONG RAM JACK: 8 ton.
RIMS & TIRES- 4, 17", Brand
new. $800. will separate.
SUPER CHIP PROGRAMMER:
Will fit '94 '03 Ford 7.3 liter
diesel. $300 or best offer.
TRAILER HITCH, GM Mini-
vans, Silhoutte, Ventura,
Montana, '99-'03, 3500 Ibs.
$100 neg. (863)467-0560
TRANSFER CASE: Fits Chevy,
350 engine, auto transmission,
excellent condition. $300
(863)357-2658 after 5pm
CHEVY 1 TON: 1996, clean,
excellent condition, new
tires, cold ac, runs great.
$4500 neg. 239-268-7291
CHEVY PICK UP 1965, Short
Bed, 4x4, 350 hp., 95% re-
stored. New paint. $12,000.
CHEVY SILVERADO '88, V8,
3/4Ton, Auto, A/C, Cruise/Tilt,
Topper & Tow pkg. Like new!
DODGE DURANGO SLT '98-
4x4, has some body work
needed. Runs great!, Leath-
er, $2500 (863)509-8179
DODGE RAM- '87, 4x4, Runs
ood. Needs a little work.
1200. or best offer.
(863)634-0016 or 634-2563
FORD F150 '94, Very clean,
new paint, good int., runs &
looks great. Must see.
FORD F250 '89- 4x4, $1600
or best offer (239)560-4604
FORD RANGER- '95, 4X4 with
lock & hub cap. Off road
oversized tires. $3500.
NISSAN '86, Great motor &
transmission, no a/c or heat.
Needs TLC on looks. $600
FORD EXPLORER 2000: 4x4,
transfer case & motor ONLY,
just pulled, runs good. $550.
JEEP CJ7 '78 304, V8,
37X13.00-15 Super Swam-
per Boggers, hard top,
HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. For Motor-
cycles or lawn mowers. Ask-
ing $550. (561)670-3636
UTILITY TRAILER. $150. Call
DODGE CARAVAN 1994:
$1200 or best offer.
(863)673-3314 LaBelle area
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k: Below blue
book. $2500 (863)763-3451
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze
Health Department encourages colon cancer screenings
TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Health (DOH) rec-
ognizes March as National Col-
orectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Throughout the entire month of
March, efforts are dedicated to
educate and increase awareness
about colorectal cancer for all
people over 50 years old.
"Colorectal cancer can be cur-
able if found early. Colon cancer
starts with a small growth and
testing can help physicians find
and remove these growths before
they even become cancerous,"
DOH Secretary Ana M. Viamonte
Ros, M.D., M.P.H. said. "I encour-
age all individuals over 50 and
everyone who is at risk to get test-
ed. Screening saves lives."
Colorectal cancer, most com-
monly known as colon cancer,
develops in the colon or rectum
and is the second most diag-
nosed cancer in both men and
women. According to Florida's
cancer registry, the Florida Can-
cer Data System, there were
10,620 colorectal cases diag-
nosed for 2003, the most current
data year available.
Men and women are affected
by colorectal cancer every day.
Through screening, colorectal
cancer can be detected early, and
upon early treatment, colorectal
cancer can still be curable.
Risk factors that increase a
person's chance of getting col-
orectal cancer include aging -
the average age at diagnosis is in
the mid-60s, polyps or bowel
disease, family or personal histo-
ry of colorectal cancer, fatty diet,
The Florida Department of
Health encourages Floridians' 50
and older to consult with their
physician to assess their risk for
colorectal cancer, if there is a
need for colorectal cancer screen-
ing, and seek treatment if diag-
nosed. For more information
about colorectal cancer, please
visit the DOH Web site at
www.doh.state.fl.us and select
"Cancer" from the drop down
box, visit the CDC's Web site at
www.cdc.gov or call the National
Cancer Institute at 1-800-4-CANCER.
DOACS nets million
pounds of pesticide
culture and Consumer Services
(DOACS) Commissioner Charles
H. Bronson and Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP)
Secretary Michael W. Sole
announced recently that Opera-
tion Cleansweep has collected
more than one million pounds of
pesticides during the program's
12 years of operation. A partner-
ship between the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services (DOACS) and the
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection (DEP), the pro-
gram collects canceled, suspend-
ed or unusable pesticides from
Florida farmers, nurseries, golf
courses and pest control compa-
nies for proper disposal.
"Our agency's efforts, and that
of DEP, have removed more than
one million pounds of unused and
outdated pesticides from farms,
businesses and other commercial
sites chemicals that otherwise
could pose a danger to our envi-
ronment," Commissioner Bron-
son said. "This program illustrates
what government can accomplish
when itworks together."
Operation Cleansweep col-
lects and disposes of pesticides to
protect agricultural workers,
emergency responders, the public
and the environment from poten-
tial health and environmental
risks from stored pesticides. Some
products are old and may be
stored in containers that are dete-
riorating, while others, such as
chlordane and DDT, can no
longer be used legally. To date,
more than one million pounds of
pesticide products have been col-
lected from nearly 1,500 partici-
pating farms, dairies, ranches,
nurseries, golf courses and profes-
sional pest control operations in
"Operation Cleansweep is a
convenient, cost-effective public-
private partnership to dispose of
unwanted or outdated pesticides,
providing free collection and dis-
"This program pro-
vides a safe method of
collection and disposal
that is more protective
of Florida's natural
resources and our
Michael W. Sole,
posal for Florida's pesticide con-
sumers," said DEP Secretary
Michael W. Sole. "This program
provides a safe method of collec-
tion and disposal that is more pro-
tective of Florida's natural
resources and our agricultural
Proper disposal of pesticides
can be costly and a complicated
regulatory burden for small farm-
ers and other pesticide users.
Operation Cleansweep offers an
opportunity to avoid these formi-
dable barriers and promotes safe
and environmentally-sound pesti-
cide use, handling and disposal.
In addition to disposal of
unwanted pesticides, participants
in the program also receive edu-
cational material that includes tips
on purchasing pesticides; inven-
tory control; stock rotation; prop-
er labeling, storage, and handling;
and how to respond to leaks,
spills, and exposure incidents.
Funded by in-kind contributions
from public and private partners
and the Florida Legislature, the
program's goal is to collect and
dispose of unwanted pesticides as
well as prevent the need for future
Operation Cleansweep collec-
tions through proper storage,
labeling and pesticide purchasing.
For more information, visit
the Operation Cleansweep
website at http://www.dep.
DOE has new way to track teacher misconduct
of Education (DOE) Commissioner
Jeanine Blomberg announced that
beginning in the next school year,
parents will be able to search an
online database to see if any discipli-
nary action has been taken against
an educator's teaching certificate.-
The Web site is one of the new
resources in development by the
Department of Education to inform
parents, school administrators and
the general public about teacher cer-
tificate actions. Similar to other
licensed professionals like physi-
cians, accountants and pharmacists,
teachers are subject to action against
their certificate for wrongdoing.
"School districts can already
access disciplinary action against
a teacher at any time and parents
should have the same informa-
tion," said Commissioner
Blomberg. "The best way to pro-
tect students is through a trans-
parent system of information."
While the new Web site,
being developed, the Department
of Education has posted new
resources to its Web site,
These include a Frequently Asked
Questions section, school district
contact information and an expla-
nation about the role of the Depart-
ment of Education. All of these
resources will be available on the
new Web site this fall, as well as a
technical assistance section for
principals and school district staff.
This week, during the Florida
Association of School Personnel
Administrators spring conference,
K-12 Public Schools Deputy Chan-
cellor for Educator Quality Pamela
Stewart will provide training to dis-
trict school administrators about
new features on the state Bureau of
Educator Certification system. The
improved system makes final
orders and all state correspondence
available for districts to view and
download. Districts are encouraged
to regularly search the system to be
fully aware of any actions taken
against an educator's certificate. All
school districts were contacted
today regarding the new system.
As part of these enhancements,
the Department of Education will
require investigators to obtain
convene an advisory council of
school personnel administrators to
assist in the development of tools
to aid districts, and increase the
quality and frequency of profes-
sional development for district-
and school-level staff regarding
The Department of Education's
Bureau of Professional Practices
Services investigates alleged
wrongdoings by teachers in Florida
who hold a teaching certificate.
Penalties against a teacher's certifi-
cate are issued by the Education
Practices Commission. The Educa-
tion Practices Commission is a
quasi-judicial body of peers and lay
persons established in law who
determine what penalty should be
issued in the final orders.
Attorney General pushes for government accountability
General Bill McCollum announced
recently that his office has
launched the Government
Accountability Project (GAP) to
encourage state and local govern-
ment entities to provide Florida's
citizens more information and
records necessary to hold their gov-
ernment accountable. The project
was launched in partnership with
the University of Florida's Brechner
Center for Freedom of Information,
whose mission is to further
advance the understanding, appre-
ciation and support for freedom of
information and education.
"Florida is a national leader in
providing open government for
the public," said Attorney Gener-
al McCollum. "The GAP project
and partnership with the Univer-
sity of Florida's Brechner Center
aim to further advance accounta-
bility for Florida citizens. It is my
hope that this project will serve
as an example for other govern-
ment entities to follow."
Noting the advanced use of tech-
nology, Attorney General McCollum
stated government should capital-
ize on available technology to grant
public access to records and other
information. The project will devel-
op in two, phases. The first phase
will determine what discrepancies
exist between records already avail-
able and the information citizens
need but have difficulty obtaining;
the second phase will involve col-
laboration with state and local gov-
ernment entities to eliminate any
discrepancies uncovered. The proj-
ect will be showcased on a new
website designed to give Floridians
expedient access to public records
and is available through the Attor-
ney General's homepage. The new
Government Accountability Project
will be coordinated by Associate
Deputy Attorney General, Simone
Marstiller who brings extensive
experience in public service to the
project. Marstiller noted that ready
access to government records
should be a high priority for both
state and local government officials.
"The Brechner Center is'excited
to be partnering with Attorney Gen-
eral McCollum on this project," said
Sandra Chance, executive director
of the Brechner Center. "Improved
electronic access will make it much
easier for us to hold our govern-
ment officials accountable for their
decisions that affect our lives, our
families and our communities."
As a champion of Florida's open
government laws, Attorney Gener-
al McCollum reiterated his firm
belief in the principle that govern-
ment must be accountable to the
people of our state. In keeping with
his promise to safeguard the citi-
zens of Florida, the Attorney Gener-
al's Government Accountability
Project will protect the people's
constitutional right of access to
government. The website is avail-
Florida agriculture reports citrus reduced by millions
LAKELAND On March 9, the
U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) released its sixth crop fore-
cast for the 2006-07 season. The
USDA decreased the state's total
orange crop by 8 million boxes to
132 million. Early-mids were
reduced to 64.15 accounting for
7.35 million boxes of the decrease,
with navels making up the remain-
ing 650,000 box reduction to end
up at 2.85 million. Valencias
remained unchanged at 65 million.
The reduction in Early-mids is
based on the latest utilization fig-
ures. Results of a row-count survey
conducted on February 28 indicate
that harvest is nearly complete. The
survey also shows that while fruit
per tree has remained unchanged,
tree numbers may be decreasing at
a faster-than-anticipated rate.
The estimate for the state's
grapefruit crop was increased by
two million boxes to 28 million
boxes. Colored grapefruit account
for 1 million boxes of the crop, with
white grapefruit making up the
remaining 1 million.
The estimate for Honeys was
also increased 200,000 boxes to 2.4
million boxes, while early varieties
remained at 2.4 million boxes. Tan-
gelos increased 50,000 boxes to
1.25 million and the FCOJ yield was
increased from 1.61 to 1.62.
The Florida citrus industry has a
$9.1 billion economic impact to the
state, employs nearly 90,000 people
and covers more than 620,000 acres
in the state. Florida Citrus Mutual,
founded in 1948, is the state's largest
citrus grower's organization with
nearly 10,000 grower members.
The Frostproof News, Thursday, March 22,2007
Make sure your heart is in the right place.
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The Bostick Heart Center at Winter Haven Hospital offers you Central Florida's
newest state-of-the art cardiovascular equipment and facilities.
Winter Haven Hospital's affiliation with the University of Florida College of
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Winter Haven Hospital is a JCAHO accredited 527 bed major medical center backed-
up 24 hours a day by a medical staff comprised of board certified physicians
representing every major medical specialization.
These facts combined provide you with the confidence
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