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Thursday, April 19,2007 -Vol. 92 No. 44 Frostproof's Hometown Newspaper for More Than 85 Years 50 cents


At a Glance


FMSHS hosts
track finals
Frostproof Middle Senior
High School will be hosting
Regional Track & Field Finals
Friday, April 20, 1 pm. Admis-
sion is $6. For more informa-
tion call 863-635-7809.
City Council
plans meeting
The next Regular City
Council Meeting will be held
Monday, May 7, 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-
7855.
Free Diabetes
Screening offered
Free Diabetes Screenings
offered from 10 a.m. -.5 p.m.,
April 23 & April 24 at Kmart,
6015 Cypress Gardens Blvd.,
Winter Haven, FL. For more
information call: 800-713-3301
(No appointment necessary).
Scales & Tails
Pet Festival
Polk County Leisure Ser-
vices will present the Annual
Scales & Tales Pet Festival on
Sat., April 28. All pet-friendly
vendors are welcome to be a
part of this exciting event.
The vendor fee is $15. Festivi-
ties will be from 10 a.m. until
2 p.m. at the Hunt Fountain
Park, on the corner of Duff
and Green Road, in North
Lakeland. For more informa-
tion on vendor registration,
contact Jennifer Wilson at
(863) 534-4340 or jennifer-
wilson@polk-county.net.
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publishing timely postings as
news or commentaries on its
pages.
Plant Society
plans meetings
The Florida Native Plant
Society meeting will be held
on the first Tuesday of each
month at 7 p.m. at the Agri-
Civic Center located at 4509
George Boulevard, Sebring, FL
33875 in conference room #3.
For more information, call Roy
Stewart at 863.632.0914.
Citizens Bank
extends hours
Citizens Bank and Trust
announces new extended
banking hours beginning at
bank locations in Auburn-
dale, Dundee, Frostproof,
Haines City, Lake Wales and
Winter Haven.
The bank's new lobby
hours are Monday Thurs-
day 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.,
and Friday 8:30 a.m. until 6
p.m. Drive-thru services will
now be available Monday -
Thursday 8 a.m. until 5:30
p.m., Friday 8 a.m. until 6
p.m., and Saturday 8:30 a.m.
until 12 noon.
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Teen Conference planned


Polk County agencies
unite to prevent rise
in teen pregnancy

May is "Teen Pregnancy Pre-
vention Awareness" month
nationwide, and here in Polk
County we will bring awareness
to the community about the risks
associated with teen pregnancy.
The Teen Pregnancy Preven-
tion Alliance, a program of the


Healthy Start Coalition of Hardee,
Highlands, and Polk Counties
Inc. would like to emphasize the
importance of a strong partner-
ship between the community
and the family in helping young
people develop responsible and
healthy attitudes about sexuality
and enhance decision-making
skills that lead to positive life
choices.
Every week 21 teens ages 15-
19 give birth in Polk County.
Every three weeks one child ages


10-14 gives birth in Polk County.
In 2005 Polk County was 17TH
highest out of 67 counties in
Florida for births to teens under
18; Teen Pregnancy is a COMMU-
NITY ISSUE and we must all get
involved.
Polk County Teen Pregnancy
Prevention Alliance is kicking off
the month with the annual free
"Teen Summit/Teen Conference"
on April 28th from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Teens 10 to 19 years of age
are invited and the conference


will be held at Without Walls,
Central Educational Building
located at 777 Carpenter's Way in
Lakeland Florida. The event will
include speakers, music, dance
and drama skits, over $2,000 in
prizes and other free give aways
and a catered lunch. Break-out
educational sessions for the
teens include: Teen Dating Vio-
lence, Teen Pregnancy Preven-
tion, Internet Safety, STD/HIV
Awareness, Eating Disorders,
Cutting, Teen Depression, Teen


Suicide, Teen Drug and Alcohol
prevention, Tobacco prevention,
Leadership & Keeping it real.
Everyone is asked to pre-register
by calling 863-297-3043 for this
fun filled free event. All partici-
pants will receive a free t-shirt
when they register. This event is a
one of a kind in Polk County that
brings teens together from all
walks of life together with com-
munity agencies. Last year there
See Conference Page 2


Taxpayers




benefit from



free labor


Inmates labor
proves beneficial

Inmates in the Polk County
Jail who are on "trustee" sta-
tus, meaning they meet a cer-
tain set of criteria (such as
being charged with non-vio-
lent misdemeanors and
exhibiting good behavior),
often provide manual labor
and services for city and coun-
ty government facilities within
Polk County, and have been
doing so for years.
During the first quarter of
2007, trustees worked 406
hours within the city of Frost-
proof, providing free labor for
such tasks as pressure wash-
ing the city library, painting
buildings and parking lines on


city roads, and repairing the
city fire truck. If the city had
had to pay for this labor, at a
minimum wage of $6.67 per
hour, the hours worked by the
trustees would have added up
to $2,708. But that's not all -
the repair work done to the
city of Frostproof's fire truck
alone saved the city $10,000.
Sheriff Grady Judd said,
"Polk County Jail trustee
inmates are always available
to provide free labor to the
various communities within
our county. They are a valu-
able resource, and we are
proud to be able to provide
free services AND save taxpay-
ers' dollars at the same time
for the people of Polk County.
Last year, trustee inmates pro-
See Labor Page 2


FHS students



sign with PCC


Russ Flood shows Rosa Hampton the $1,000 cash prize
as she holds the winning golf ball at the Project Gradua-
tion Fundraiser held April 7.


burgers and hot dogs at the
- field while waiting for the heli-
copter to take off, and a great
time was had by all who
attended.
Project Graduation is a
coordinated community effort,
committed to keeping our
graduating seniors safe on


graduation night with an all-
night chaperoned, drug and
alcohol free event. After the
graduation ceremonies this
year, seniors will be bused to
Clearwater Beach where they
will board a cruise ship, and
See Fundraiser Page 2


Two Frostproof High
School seniors Adeline Alvara-
do and Yuridia Aguilar recently
signed a two-year athletic con-
tract with Polk Community
College Soccer Coach Bill
Reed.
Adeline Alvarado is the
daughter of Carolina and the
late Humberto Alvarado and
has been playing soccer for
FMSHS for the last seven years
as well as playing Club Ball for
the Winter Haven Kicks. She


was chosen for the 2006-2007
All County Soccer Team for
her position on the field as a
defender. Ms. Alvardo was
also kicker for the FMSHS Var-
sity Football Team this past
season and was the 2007
FMSHS Homecoming Queen.
She plans attend PCC and
major in the medical field.
Yurida Aguilar is the daugh-
ter of Tomas and Telvena
See Students Page 2


The Project Graduation
Committee and Frostproof
High School senior class sold
689 tickets to the PG (Project
Graduation) Golf Ball Drop
Fundraiser held April 7. The
fundraising event was a lot of
fun and a huge success.
At noon on Saturday, April
7, 2007, 689 golf balls were
dropped over a marked hole
on the Frostproof Faris Bran-
nen Football field. The closest
ball to the hole was purchased
by Rosa Hampton, who won
$1,000!
Levette Rucks and Dennis
Lewis from the senior class
both won Apple IPODS for sell-
ing the most tickets to this
event.
Greg Waters, Frostproof
High alumni and pilot and
owner of Park Air Helicopter,
Inc., graciously provided his
helicopter for the fundraiser.
David Duke, also a Frostproof
High alumni and EMS coordi-
nator for Aeromed of Tampa
General Hospital, dropped the
balls from the helicopter.
The committee sold ham-


LAKE WALES, Fla. Warn-
er Southern President Greg
Hall accepted a $10,000 check
from Citizens Bank & Trust
Executive Vice President Dan
McCullough and Senior Vice
President, Jackie Whitby dur-
ing a luncheon at the college
on March 27. The check is an
annual gift toward a $100,000
pledge to support academic
and athletic programs at the
college. President Hall said,
"We greatly appreciate the
support. Citizens Bank is help-
ing Warner Southern reach its
goal of providing a quality edu-
cation for our students."
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-
dens Boulevard.
Warner Southern College,
founded in 1968, is a Christian
liberal arts college. The cam-
pus is located five miles south
of Lake Wales at 13895 High-
way 27.
Warner Southern College is
accredited by the Commission
See Gift-Page 2


uDmmittea pnoio/inanene Lawson-wse
Pictured (left to right): Warner Southern College President Dr. Greg Hall, Citizens Bank & Trust
Executive Vice President Dan McCullough, Citizens' Senior Vice President, Jackie Whitby.


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Project Graduation Fundraiser: A Huge Success!


Submitted photos/Susan Flood
Pictured above are: FHS Project Graduation committee member; Linda Spurgeon, FHS
IPOD winners; Dennis Lewis and Levette Rucks, pilot Greg Waters, committee president
Russ Flood, and helicopter daredevil David Duke.

Gol Ball Fundraiser successful


WSC receives $10,000


gift from Citizens


Bank & Trust


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2 OPINION


The Frostproof News, Thursday, April 19,2007


Speak Out

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.


Letters to the Editor


Red Cross
thanks community
Without help from the commu-
nity, the American Red Cross Polk
County Chapter would not have
been able to help victims of severe
weather on Sunday, and extends
them heartfelt thanks.
Volunteers reported to the
Polk County Chapter as early as
Friday night and Saturday morn-
ing to prepare for possible severe
weather over the weekend of
April 13-16. The Red Cross and
community volunteers prepared
three locations as shelters, and


when high winds hit neighbor-
hoods in Dundee and northeast
Winter Haven, the shelter at St.
John's United Methodist Church
in Winter Haven stood ready to
receive anyone who needed a
place to stay.
No one needed the shelter
Sunday night. Two families from
Dundee have taken temporary
shelter in hotels; one of them with
Red Cross assistance. In the
meantime, the Red Cross stands
ready to provide assistance for
immediate emergency disaster-
related needs for victims of this
disaster. This is possible because


members of the community
donate their time, effort and funds
to help support the American Red
Cross in their community.
All American Red Cross disaster
assistance is free, made possible
by voluntary donations of time and
money from the American people
in their communities. You can help
the victims of hundreds of disas-
ters in Polk County each year,
including house fires, wildfires,.
floods, tornados and hurricane, by
making a financial gift to the Amer-
ican Red Cross, which enables the
Red Cross to provide shelter, food,
counseling and other assistance to


victims of disaster. The American
Red Cross honors donor intent. If
you wish to designate your dona-
tion to a specific major disaster or
to the local disaster relief fund,
please do so at the time of your
donation. Contributions may be
sent to the American Red Cross
Polk County Chapter at 147
Avenue A, NW, Winter Haven, or
by calling (863) 294-5941.
For more information, contact
your local American Red Cross
chapter at (863) 294-5941 or visit
http://polkcountyfl.redcross.org.
American Red Cross
Polk CountyChapter


Frostproof News/Cindy Monk
Adeline Alvarado (seated on left) and Yuridia Aguilar (seated
on right) both signed a contract with Polk Community Col-
lege to play Soccer for Coach Bill Reed (standing top left)
also pictured, FMSHS Head Soccer Coach George Wrye,
Asst. Coach Lynn Olinger and JV Coach King Smith.


Students
Continued From Page 1
Aguilar and has been playing
soccer for FMSHS for seven years
and plays club ball for Winter
Haven Kicks as well. Ms. Aguilar


Conference

Continued From Page 1
were 200+ youth and 100+ vol-
unteers and this year we are
expecting an even larger turnout.
The Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Alliance has involved the commu-
nity with over 45 agencies that
offer services to teens, exhibiting
and offering information. This
year the Summit has been named
"The Real World, Polk County
Teen Edition" by the Youth Lead-
ership Team because they feel
teens will receive real answers to
real questions, while attending a
free, fun & educational event!
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Alliance meets the first Thursday
of every month in Polk County
and sponsors a Youth Leadership
Team of teens from around Polk
County that believe in making a


Community

Briefs

Polk Education
changes website
The Polk Education Founda-
tion has changed their website
address. You may now visit
www.polkeducationfounda-
tion.org to preview the services
and opportunities the Founda-
tion offers to the students and
teachers in Polk County's public
school system.
The Polk Education Founda-
tion is the direct support 501 (C)
(3) organization for the Polk
County School Board and raises
funds to support services and
programs for which tax generated
dollars may not be used. To date
over $23,500,000 has been raised
to support efforts benefiting stu-
dents and teachers in this county.
Venders sought for
Hurricane Expo
There is no charge for partici-
pants or exhibitors. Polk County
Emergency Management ask that
vendors supply a door prize val-
ued at $25. Vendors are what
make the event possible by pro-
viding vital preparedness and
recovery information to the resi-
dents of Polk County. In addition
to vendor booths, the event will
include: training sessions, chil-
dren's activities, public safety
demonstrations, and much more.
Since the purpose of our Expo is
to educate our citizens, it is imper-
ative that vendors participate with
an educational objective in mind.
Vendors interested in partici-
pating in this year's event should
register at, www.polk-county.net
and click on the Expo icon on the
home page. Questions, contact
Public Education Officer Rosa
Ward at (863) 534-5608.


Labor
Continued From Page 1
vided over 13,000 hours of free
labor countywide, at a tremen-
dous cost savings to taxpayers."
If you are interested in seeking
inmate labor for your government
facility, please call the Trustee
Supervisor at (863) 534-6308.


was named to the 2006-2007 All
County Soccer Team for her
position as a midfielder. She was
also crowned the 2007 Prom
Queen for FMSHS. She will
attend PCC and major in law.
Both students are active in
Track and Cross Country.


difference and giving back to their
community. The Youth Leader-
ship Team gives a voice to the
unique perspective of Polk Coun-
ty's youth, teen pregnancy pre-
vention and related risky behav-
iors. Youth Leadership Team
members come from a diverse
background and have a wide
range of opinions on sex, relation-
ships, dating and the reality of
being a teen today. The Youth
Leadership Team meets monthly
in Polk County and have the
opportunity to earn community
service hours to members
through involvement in commu-
nity events. "They want to make a
difference where they live and go
to school"
For additional information on
how you or your teen can get
involved; call Terri Chambers,
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coor-
dinator at 863-297-3043


Gift

Continued From Page 1
on Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and
Schools to award the 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 South-
ern College.


Training


classes


offered

Open now
for swim ing
instructors, lifeguards

POLK COUNTY, Fla. Sum-
mer is nearly here, time to go to the
beach or the pool, learn to swim or
just take a plunge.
People who want to work as
lifeguards and swimming instruc-
tors still have time to get training
through an American Red Cross-
approved course, offered in
cooperation with the City of
Lakeland and Cypress Gardens
Adventure Park.
Lifeguard
May 1-4 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
For course fees and registration,
contact:
Human Resources Manager
Cypress Gardens Adventure
Park
6000 Cypress Gardens Blvd.
Winter Haven, FL 33884
(863) 324-2111, lExt. 4025
Water Safety Instructor
May 7-10 from 3.9 p.m.
May 14-17 from 3-9 p.m.
Course fee is $200.
For registration, contact:
David Woodard
Gandy Pool
404 Imperial Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 648-3157


Bidder Awareness SeminarJ Seminar Held at Auction Site
Free Bar-B-Q Lunch Tolar White Road
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SRoeU Realty & Auction Co., Inc'..c.'.... 1l-800-527-0647
800-323-8388


Submitted photos/Susan Flood
Look out below! David Duke attempts to hit the mark with
several hundred golf balls from 200 feet above the FHS foot-
ball field.


Project Graduation committee members Roy Spurgeon and
Russ Flood examine the golf balls before loading them onto
the helicopter for the Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser held April 7.


FHS Senior, Emily Johnson, and her parents Eric and Stacey
Johnson, were in charge of concessions at the FHS Project
Graduation Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser held April 7, 2007.



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FHS Project Graduation committee members Evelyn Lewis
and Linda Spurgeon determine the Golf Ball Drop winner.


Fundraiser
Continued From Page 1
they will have food, fun, and fel-
lowship all night long. Prizes will
also be given away throughout
the night.
The funds raised from the golf
ball drop give the committee
very close to their goal of
$20,000, but there is still more
work to do. This event will cost a


minimum of $100 for each sen-
ior. The Project Graduation com-
mittee challenges everyone in
the community to get involved in
this worthy cause. If you would
like to sponsor a senior for this
all night party, contact Russ
Flood, Melony Gaffney, or Linda
Spurgeon, or you may send
donations (along with a note
about who you are sponsoring)
to Project Graduation, Post Office
Box 1292, Frostproof, Fl 33843.


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Upcoming Polk County School Board Events WSC Fine Arts presents Gospel Sing!


Superintendent's 5K
Run For Excellence
The Superintendent's 5K
Run/Walk for Excellence will be
held Saturday, April 21 at the Jim
Miles Professional Development
Center, 5204 U.S. Highway 98
South, Lakeland. A 5K Run/Walk
begins at 8 a.m. followed by a
Kids Fun Run at 9 a.m. Entry fees
for the event will be used for pro-
grams in the school district's gift-
ed student education depart-
ment. There are no entry fees for
children in kindergarten through
fifth grade. Race awards will be
given out to male and female
overall winners, male and female
masters (over 40) winners and
the top three finishers in gender
and age group divisions.
Contact Pam Sudzina at (863)
534-0494 for event details and
registration information or for
information on the school dis-
trict's gifted student education
programs.
A registration form is also
available online at www.polk-
fl.net by clicking the Superinten-
dent's 5K Run for Excellence! link
under the News and Headlines
section of the Web page.
Entry fees are discounted for
those whose event registrations
are postmarked by April 13. Race
day registration begins at 7 a.m.
Participants registering on race
day will receive a T-shirt and
commemorative coffee mug
while supplies last. Pre-race
stretching and exercises led by
the school district's Wellness
Team begins at 7:40 a.m. on race
day. Post-race food and drinks
will be provided in the finish area.
Superintendent's
Fine Arts Festival
The public is invited to the
2007 Superintendent's Fine Arts
Festival to be held Saturday, April
21, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the
Lake Mirror Amphitheatre, 121
South Lake Avenue, Lakeland.
There is no charge to attend this
event and the festival includes
student visual artwork in paint-
ing and sculpture and schools'
show choirs, jazz bands and
steel drum ensembles perform-
ing throughout the day. This is a
family event near the Barnett
Family Park playground and con-
cessions will be available. The
day culminates with a perform-
ance at 6 p.m. by a student all-.
star jazz band. This is the first
year the schpol district "has
formed an all-star jazz band
composed of students from the
various schools. Information:
(863) 647-4729.


Free Driver
Education classes
Polk County Public Schools
offers free driver education class-
es at five sites this summer to
public, charter, private and
home school students.
Applications will be available
starting Monday, April 2 at all
middle and high school guid-
ance departments and at some
private schools.,
Applications will also be
available online at
http://www.polk-fl.net/athlet-
ics/driversed.htm on April 2.
Classes, fill up quickly and
interested students are encour-
aged to apply early. Students
must at least have a restricted
license to take the classes. Bus
transportation to driver educa-
tion classes is not provided.
The five sites for the classes
will be Auburndale, Bartow,
George Jenkins, Kathleen and
Lake Wales high schools. Call
the guidance departments at
those individual high schools for
further information.
There are two separate 10-
day class sessions. Students can
sign-up for either of the two ses-
sions. There are no classes held
on weekends. Absences are not
permitted in this program.
Session One begins Wednes-
day, May 30 and ends Tuesday,
June 12.
Session Two begins Thursday,
June 14 and ends Wednesday,
June 27.
Hours of instruction are 7:45
a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Bok Academy
Public Hearing
A public hearing will.be held
during the regularly scheduled
Tuesday, April 24 school board
meeting to consider the contract
for the Edward W. Bok Academy
charter school. The public hear-
ing will begin no earlier than 5:30
p.m. in the auditorium of the dis-
trict administrative office. Infor-
mation: Carolyn Finch, senior
director of magnet, choice and
charter schools, (863) 519-8738.
Policy Committee
meeting
The policy committee will
meet Wednesday, April 25, 3 to 5
p.m., in the superintendent's con-
ference room of the district
administrative office to consider,
changes to the school board poli-
cy manual. Information: Wes
Bridges, school board general
counsel, (863) 534-0773.


Elementary
Science Fair
The public is invited to the
Elementary Science Fair to be
held Thursday, April 26, 4:30 to 6
p.m. at the Bartow Civic Center,
2250 South Floral Avenue, Bar-
tow. There is no charge to attend
as elementary students will dis-
play their science fair projects.
An awards ceremony begins at 5
p.m. Information: Linda Vendur,
(863) 534-0639.
Rezone Public Hearing
A public hearing will be held
during the regularly scheduled
Tuesday, May 8 school board
meeting to consider a rezoning
that would affect some students
attending Chain of Lakes Ele-
mentary in Winter Haven,
Pinewood Elementary in Eagle
Lake and Snively Elementary in
Eloise. The public hearing is
scheduled to begin no earlier
than 2 p.m. in the auditorium of
the district administrative office.
Information: Charlene Brinson,
senior director of elementary
education, (863) 534-7071.
Board Work Session/
Meeting Schedule
The following is a school
board work session and meeting
schedule from April 10, 2007 to
July 24, 2007. Work sessions and
board meetings will be held in
the district administrative office,
1915 South Floral Avenue, Bar-
tow. Agenda information on
work.sessions and board meet-
ings is available by contacting
JoAnne Clanton, (863) 534-
0521. This schedule is subject to
change.
Tuesday, April 10-Work Ses-
sion, 8:30 a.m., Meeting, 1:30
p.m.
Tuesday, April 24-Work Ses-
sion, 12:30 p.m., Meeting, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 8-Work Ses-
sion, 8:30 a.m., Meeting, 1:30
p.m.
Tuesday, May 29-Work Ses-
sion, 12:30 p.m., Meeting, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, June 12-Work Ses-
sion, 8:30 a.m., Meeting, 1:30
p.m.
Tuesday, June 26-Work Ses-
sion, 12:30 p.m., Meeting, 5 p.m.
Thursday, July 19- This is a
meeting to discuss the tentative
2007-2008 school budget. This
meeting will be held at 9 a.m. in
the district administrative office.
Tuesday, July 24-Work Ses-
sion, 12:30 p.m., Meeting, 5 p.m.


When you think of an activity
that brings people of all ages
together, singing gospel music usu-
ally isn't the first thing that comes
to mind. Well, this week that's
exactly what is going to happen as
the Warner Southern College
Department of Fine Arts will be
presenting it's 10th annual Gospel
Sing program, where college stu-
dents along with community vol-
unteers will be singing old time
favorites, such as "How Great
Thou Art", "I Have a Peace in My
Heart", "I'm Winging My Way Back
Home" and "Give the World a
Smile."
Gospel Sing is under the direc-
tion of Dr. Steven Darr, Chairman of
the Department of Fine Arts, who is
celebrating his 30th year on the
music faculty, consists of students
from the Warner Southern College
Concert Choir, as well as commu-
nity members from both Polk and
Highlands County. Aside from Dr.
Darr, who created this production,
several participants from both Polk
and Highlands County have been
active members of this community
. favorite for all ten years.
What is it exactly that keeps
bringing these members back year
after year? According to Dr. Charles
Bates, 10 year Gospel Sing! Veter-
an, it has a lot to do with great lead-
ership. "Dr. Darr does such a great
job with all the programs in the
music department, especially with.
Gospel Sing. I truly believe that he
has made a lasting impact on the


Submitted photo/WSC
Dr. Steven Darr, director and
creator.of Gospel Sing!, cele-
brates 30 years on the faculty
at Warner Southern College.
Warner Southern family, as well as
the community that Gospel Sing
reaches."
Gospel Sing! also blesses the
community with an outstanding
camaraderie of participants and
attendees. 'Gospel Sing' makes for
excellent conversation, and is
something that the whole commu-
nity looks forward to year after
year. For instance, Stephanie Wil-
son, another 10 year veteran, who
began her 'Gospel Sing' career
while she was still in high school
said, "I see this program bring such
joy to other people that I can't help
but want to be involved. It is awon-


derful feeling to know that you are
helping bless someone's life."
Stephanie, now a Warner Southern
College graduate and a teacher at
Lake Wales High School, is still an
active member who enjoys Gospel
Sing! now more than ever.
Warner Southern College is
building a lasting legacy by involv-
ing professors in Gospel Sing!. For
instance Dr. Tom Walton says, "I
enjoy the learning experience that
this has brought me." Dr Walton,
head of the Social and Behavioral
Sciences Department at Warner
Southern College, says that this
experience has afforded him an
extra opportunity to connect with
students and community mem-
bers.
Another veteran of Gospel
Sing!, Marlene Swartzfager, said, "I
truly enjoy the opportunity to con-
nect with a younger generation,
and that it gives me something to
look forward to year after year."
She enjoys the ,relationships and
lasting impacts of her Gospel Sing!
family.
Gospel Sing! will be performed
free of charge on Friday, April 20 at
7 p.m. at Avon Park Union Congre-
gational Church; Saturday, April 21
at 3 p.m. at Winter Haven First
Baptist Church; and Sunday,
April 22 at 6 p.m. at Lake Wales
First Baptist Church.
For more information contact
Dr. Darr at 863-638-7231 or
DarrS@warner.edu.


Benefit Gospel Sing for Brianna Harper


Brianna Harper is a bright and
sweet seven year old girl. She
attends Frostproof Elementary and
has been a part of the Frostproof
Church of God since she was
born. Brianna is undergoing treat-
ments for a condition called Aplas-
tic Anemia at All Children's Hospi-


tal. She is the daughter of Greg and
Lynd Harper of Frostproof.
Spradlen Promotions and the
Frostproof Church of God invite
you to attend a benefit gospel sing
for Brianna. The sing will be held
on Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m. The
church is located at 104 Highway


630 West. Joining us for this bene-
fit will be: Chapter III Trio, Praise
Hymn Quartet, and The Padgett's.
Let's show Brianna and her
family how much we care about
them! For more information call
Spradlen Promotions at 863-528-
1140.


PCC's Collegiate High School Open House


Polk Community -College's
Chain of Lakes Collegiate High
School will hold an Open House
on April 25 at 8:30 am on the
Winter Haven campus. The
event will provide an opportuni-
ty to meet students and learn
about the charter high school's


unique program. Chain of Lakes
(COL) allows students to earn
college credits while completing
the requirements for a high
school diploma at no cost to the
student.
The Open House will begin
with at 8:30 am with a continen-


tal breakfast in the Board Room
on the second floor of the
Administrative Building (WAD).
Tours will be conducted at 9 am
and the Open House will end
with a Question & Answer ses-
sion with the COL staff. For more
information, call 298-6800.


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Submitted photo/Dixie
Frostproof Church of God plans benefit dinner Saturday,
May 5 for Brianna Harper.

Church hosts dinner to

benefit Brianna Harper


The Frostproof Church of
God will hold a BBQ dinner to
help raise funds for Brianna
Harper's medical expenses. Bri-
anna is seven years old and is
under treatment for Aplastic
Anemia. She is the daughter of
Greg and Lynd Harper.
The dinner will be held on
Saturday, May 5 from noon to 2
p.m. Chicken dinners will be
sold for $7 and rib dinners for


$8. All dinners include: baked
potato, beans, roll, and dessert.
You may dine at the church and
they will also have take-out din-
ners available. You can even
have your dinner delivered to
you! Tickets are on sale now.
For more information or to
place a order call the church at
635-2409 or 635-3556. Come
and join us for some good food
for a great cause!


ARC to presents program

at LMML April 19


Preparedness:
An everyday task
for everyday life

Being prepared for emergen-
cies is crucial at home, school,
work and in your community.
Disaster can strike quickly and
without warning. It can force you
to evacuate your neighborhood,
workplace or school or can con-
fine you to your home. What
would you do if basic services -
water, gas, electricity or tele-
phones were cut off?
Local officials and relief work-
ers will be on the scene after a
disaster, but they cannot reach


everyone right away. The best
way to make you and your family
safer is to be prepared before dis-
aster strikes. The American Red
Cross encourages you to:
a. Get a kit
b. Make a plan
c. Be informed
The Polk County Chapter of
the American Red Cross will be
giving a presentation on Disaster
Preparedness at the Latt Maxcy
Memorial Library, 15 N. Magnolia
Avenue, in Frostproof on Thurs-
day, April 19, at 6:30 p.m.
For more information contact
the American Red Cross at (863)
294-5941 or polkcofl@polkred-
cross.org or on the web at
http://polkcountyfl.redcross.org.


WASHINGTON, D.C. Advo-
cates for new water supplies
nationwide have come together
to form the New Water Supply
Coalition to push for expanded
federal support for water supply
infrastructure. The Washington
D.C. based coalition of public
water agencies and water indus-
try companies will seek congres-
sional support for the develop-
ment of new water supply
projects nationwide including
water recycling, seawater and
brackish groundwater desalina-
tion and groundwater reclama-
tion projects.
The New Water Supply Coali-
tion is an expanded organization
that grew from the U.S. Desalina-
tion Coalition (www.usdesal.org),
formed in 2002, to seek federal
funding for the construction of sea-
water and brackish groundwater
desalination projects. The U.S.
Desalination Coalition has several
major public water agency mem-
bers from Florida, Texas and Cali-
fornia. The U.S. Desalination Coali-
tion raised congressional
awareness of the nation's looming
water supply crisis and successfully
sought the introduction of legisla-
tion in the 109th Congress that
would have provided $200 million
in funding for desalination projects.
"Our growing national popula-
tion and the challenges posed by
climate change make the devel-
opment of new water supplies a
critical priority for our nation,"
said Hal Furman, Executive Direc-
tor of the New Water Supply
Coalition. "We have the technolo-
gy to develop new water supplies
if it becomes a national priority,
but time is of the essence."
The New Water Supply Coali-
tion has broadened its member-
ship and focus to support any


new water supply programs that
can create new water facilities
that are needed for the growing
population in our country.
In Florida, the South Florida
water Management District, the
Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District and the St. Johns
Water Management District, the
Keys Aqueduct Authority and the
city of Jacksonville are members of
the New Water Supply Coalition.
"Our Coalition is committed to
educate every member of Con-
gress about the impending future
crisis this nation will face if we do
not make significant investments
in new water supply projects,"
said Michael Slayton, Coalition
Chairman and Deputy Executive
Director of St. Johns River Water
Management District in Florida.
"From Florida to California, cli-
mate change and water source
pollution are combining to make
the need for new water supplies a
critical priority in the years ahead."
The New Water Supply Coali-
tion is currently drafting new leg-
islation that would authorize pub-
lic water supply agencies to issue
tax credit bonds to help finance
construction of new water supply
infrastructure. Eligible projects
under the program envisioned by
the Coalition would include:
coastal seawater and inland
brackish groundwater desalina-
tion plants, water recycling proj-
ects, and groundwater contami-
nation clean-up projects that
create new water supplies. The
Coalition will be seeking congres-
sional sponsors to introduce this
legislation in the 110th Congress
now in session.
For more information about
the New Water Supply Coalition
visit www.newwatersupply.org.


BP Woman's Club plans

luncheon and hat contest


The Babson Park Woman's
Club will gather for an end of sea-
son luncheon and "Above and
Beyond Hat Contest" at the Siz-
zling Grill on Thursday, April 19 at
11:30 a.m.
This is an annual social event
and visitors are welcome. The
Woman of the Year will be named
and every lady should come in
their favorite hats. Awards will be
given for the funniest, prettiest
and most original categories.


Dues are due for the 2007- 2008
season and our new officers will
be installed.
If you are new to the area please
feel welcome to come to this fun
event and meet some nice folks.
The Sizzling Grill is located at
21400 Highway 27 North in Lake
Wales at the Green Gables Inn
across from Weikert Ford. Tickets
are $12 at the door and include tip.
Please call Janet at 638-0194 for
reservations on or before April 16.


Submitted photos/Frank Andre
Andre brothers are pictured in U.S.A Football All Star Team
line-up while visiting London, England. #33 Former FHS 'stu-
dent Frankie Andre looks forward to continuing football with


The United States All Star
team wasted no time pulling
together with only two short
days of practice to face the
somewhat older British players.
The American 12th grade is
equivalent to the college levels
in England. British teams and
clubs allow players from ages 18
to 40, but fortunately they are
still learning the fundamentals of
the game. Conflicts with the
trips date caused a smaller U.S
squad, forcing some players to
play both sides of the ball.
Game I was held April 4 and
U.S.A dominated the Essex
Blades 36-0.
Game 2 held on April 6, Team
U.S.A prevailed with a blowout
28-0 against Colchester Gladia-
tors.
Running backs Barret Adams
(Texas), Chris Sexton (Mis-
souri), and Shane Gardner
(Florida) managed to keep both
British teams off balance by exe-
cuting option plays, Reverses,
the Half Back Pass, and a daz-
zling display driving the ball
down field American style.


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The
Florida Department of State cele-
brated record level contributions
to the Florida State Employees'
Charitable Campaign and has
pledged to increase donations
this year. In the last reporting
period for contributions, the
Department of State increased
the total amount given over the
previous year by 41%. The depart-
ment also increased the number
of leadership givers from 4 to 15
and saw an increase in the
amount of per capital donations.


Line backers Roy Barnes
(Florida), Frankie Andre (Flori-
da), and Brandon Andre (Flori-
da) disabled the Blades and
Gladiators running game, allow-
ing All Star offensive team more
time to mastering plays to get
scores on the board.
Athlete Brandon Andre was
awarded for being the only All
Star to score on both side of the
ball. As a receiver on offense
with a 42 yard touch down pass
delivered first score vs. Gladia-
tors and as linebacker on
defense vs. Blades with a blitz
fumble recovery for a 46 yard
touch down.
Essex Blades awarded New-
ton Lizima (tight end) offense
M.V.P and Frankie Andre (Line
Backer) received defense M.V.P.
Colchester Gladiators award-
ed Aden Pena (quarter back)
offense M.V.P and Josh Thomas
(defensive line) defense M.V.P
For more highlights visit
www.colchestergladiators.com
and sights for next years contest.


"Our employees have given
their time and energy to many
worthwhile organizations from
mentoring school children to
assisting needy families at Christ-
mas," said Secretary of State Kurt
S. Browning. "The recognition by
the United Way of the Big Bend is
a testament to the generosity of
the employees we have at the
Department of State."
The department was recog-
nized by the United Way of the
Big Bend with Gold, Silver and
Chairman's Awards.


Verizon to refund more

than $63,000 to customers


PSC service quality
inspection reveals
Verizon negligent

TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Public Service Commission (PSC)
directed Verizon Florida LLC (Veri-
zon) to refund approximately
$63,000 to the company's cus-
tomers. According to the results of
a recent PSC service quality inspec-
tion, Verizon failed to issue rebates
to thousands of qualified cus-
tomers between June 1, 2005, and
February 7,2007.
"The Commission regularly
conducts comprehensive service
quality inspections of Florida's reg-
ulated telecommunications carri-
ers to ensure ratepayers are receiv-
ing safe, affordable, and reliable
service," said PSC Chairman Lisa
Polak Edgar. "PSC staff work dili-
gently to identify areas of concern
for consumers and guide service
providers appropriately."
As a part of the PSC service
quality evaluation program, staff
discovered that Verizon did not
automatically issue rebates to cus-
tomers who experienced more
than 24 hours of interrupted serv-


ice. Verizon's subsequent investi-
gation revealed a number of fac-
tors contributed to the missed
rebates, including programming
and human errors.
At the PSC's direction, Verizon
has corrected the software errors
and retrained its employees. Com-
missioners today approved the
company's refund proposal, which
is estimated to take six months to
complete. Verizon will begin issu-
ing the credits during the first
billing cycle in April 2007. Based on
the average credit per customer,
Verizon estimates the total refund
amount to be approximately
$63,000. Verizon will report the
actual total of the rebates in its final
report to be submitted to the PSC
by November 15,2007.
The PSC is committed to mak-
ing sure that Florida's consumers
receive their electric, natural gas,
telephone, water, and wastewater
services in a safe, affordable, and
reliable manner. The PSC exercises
regulatory authority over utilities in
the areas of rate base/economic
regulation; competitive market
oversight; and monitoring of safety,
reliability, and service.
For additional information, visit
www.floridapsc.com.


Obituaries


Michael Olen
Smithson
Michael Olen Smithson, 49, of
Lake Wales stepped into Heaven
April 10, 2007 at the Heart Of Flori-
da Hospital in Davenport.
Born August 13,1957 in Tampa,
Florida He has been a lifelong resi-
dent of the Lake Wales area.
He worked for Saddlebag Lake
Resort in Maintenance for 8 years
and Waverly Growers for 2 years.
He was of the Baptist Faith.
Mike was the son of Irma
Stokes Smithson Glover and the


late Olen Smithson and Step Father
Troy Glover.
Survivors include his Mother:
Irma Glover of Lake Wales. Daugh-
ter: Michelle L. and husband Gary
Pruitt Jr. of Frostproof. Step Broth-
er: Tim Glover of Lake Wales. Sev-
eral Aunts and Uncles, many
Cousins and a host of Friends.
Funeral services were held Sat-
urday, April 14, 2007 at the Marion
Nelson Funeral Home of Lake
Wales. Interment was held at the
Lake Wales Cemetery.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home
of Lake Wales was in charge of
arrangements.


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The Frostproof News, Thursday, April 19, 2007 0


Church Directory


Take time today to renew your spirit


Church of Christ
Mike Freese-Minister
40 West "A' Street Frostproof,
Florida 33843
Services are Sunday School 10
a.m. Worship service 11 a.m. and
Wednesday Evening Bible Study
at 7 p.m. For more information
contact 635-4278.
Family Life Church
Kelly Galati-Pastor
Family Life Church meets at
the Frostproof Middle/Senior High
School cafeteria, Sundays at 10
a.m. there is nursery, and chil-
dren's church. For information
please call 635-2704.
Frostproof
Church of God
Rex E. Daniels-Pastor
Frostproof Church of God, 104
Highway 630W, Worship Ser-
vices, Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Sunday Morning Worship 10:45
a.m., Sunday Evening Worship
6:30 p.m., Wednesday Evening 7
p.m. For more information call
863-635-3556.
Church of God
By Faith
Reverend Anderson, Jr.
Church Of God By Faith, 208
Hopson Rd., Worship Services;
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Wor-
ship Service 11 a.m., Sunday
Evening service 7:30 p.m.,
Wednesday Evening Bible study
7:30 p.m. For more information
call 635-7185.
First Assembly
of God
Wayne Lee-Pastor
First Assembly of God Church
On The Ridge, 825 County Road
630A, Worship Services; Sunday,
8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., nursery
available, Sunday evening service
6 p.m. Youth Fellowship and Bible
study Wednesday evenings at 7
p.m. For more information call
863-635-2702.
First Baptist
Church of Frostproof
Darrol Hood-Pastor
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


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6 p.m. For more information call
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First Christian
Church of Frostproof
Albert Fidler-Evangelist
First Christian Church of Frost-
proof, 2241 County Road 630 W,
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Wor-
ship Service 10:15 a.m., Sunday
Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednes-
day Evening Bible Study 6 p.m.
For more information call 635-
6700.
First Christian
Church of Babson Park
Ronnie Abshire-Minister
First Christian Church of Bab-
son Park, 1295 Scenic Highway
N., Babson Park, Sunday School
9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30
a.m., Sunday Evening Bible Sun-
day 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening
Bible Study 6:30 p.m. For more
information call 638-1654.
First Presbyterian
Church of Frostproof
David Trimmier-Pastor
First Presbyterian Church, 101
N. Palm Ave., 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 635-
3107.
Dioste Ama Spanish
Baptist Church
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
Rev. Bob Beckler-Pastor
South Lake Wales Church of
God, 210 Presidents Dr., Lake
Wales, Early Morning Worship 9
a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m.,
Contemporary Praise Service
10:45 a.m., Sunday Evening Wor-
ship 6 p.m., For more information
call 638-1019.


We have piles everywhere.
Stuff we are going to need one
day and we might not be able to
afford it then. So we had better
hold on to it. Do you hear this "Oh
Poor Me" attitude.
This stuff is going to kill you.
Are you listening' to me? All the
piles of clutter are filling your life
with stress and this stress is hurt-
ing your body and spirit.
Many people suffer from chron-
ic illness. Immune diseases: Stress
and guilt are contributors to these
illnesses. My mother has had
Rheumatoid Arthritis for 20 years. I
have studied this disease and it is a
result of an immune system going
crazy. Many other diseases have
the same basis: FibroMyalgia,
Lupus, thyroid problems, and
some types of diabetes. There are
colds, flu, sore throats and allergic
reactions that are also caught
because our immune system is not
working well.
The stress that is in our lives
from our clutter, our chaotic
homes, and our hectic lives is
slowing and painfully killing us.
Are you prepared to die this tor-
tured death? Do you want to sit on
the sidelines while your husband


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and children enjoy life without
you, while you sit home and suf-
fer with this clutter draining your
life's energy?
This clutter pushes your family
away. Your home should be a safe
haven for you and your family, but
when it is cluttered all of you find
ways to be away from home. You
dread walking in the door to face
this wall of stuff and undone jobs.
Let's face it, it is guilt. So you
enroll your children in extra activi-
ties,'any thing to get away from
this guilt that surrounds you at
home. You all know what I am
talking about. With our lives filled
with this clutter, we are unable to
have anyone over.
You all know the C.H.A.O.S.
Can't Have Anyone Over Syn-


drome. This pushes the people
we love away. It also keeps us
from taking care of things we
need to have fixed: Leaky faucets,
heating problems and stopped up
drains. We are ashamed to have
anyone in the house to fix them,
because of our clutter. I had one
member that would not call an
ambulance because she was
too afraid that if they saw her
mess, that the drivers would
report it to Dept of Social Service
and they would take her children.
What are we doing to our chil-
dren? They are growing up in a
home that they are unable to have
their friends over to play and do
school work. They don't want
anyone to see how they live. They
are embarrassed by their home.
Do you know what happens, they
end up playing at someone else's
home and you won't we fully
aware of their activities or even
worse you keep them secluded in
their own home. You are keeping
secrets and these cluttered secrets
are going to be the death of you
and your family.
Now let's look at our mar-
riages. We have insulated our
lives from the love that we need


to survive. The clutter puts stress
on our marriage. I don't care
how strong your love is, clutter
whether it is your husband or
yours is stealing the affection
you have for one another. Fights,
harsh words and even abandon-
ment have slipped into this once
loving relationship. Do you want
this? Are you ready for Peace?
The answer is within each of
you. Your clutter is suffocating
your true spirit. If you will
release this clutter, you will find
the peace and health that you
have been yearning for all your
life. It is not just a matter of
wanting peace. We have been
WANTING all of our life. This is a
matter of actively working
toward our goal of a clean and
peaceful home.
It's Time for you to FLY!
For more help getting rid of
your CHAOS; check out her Web
site and join her free mentoring
group at www.FlyLady.net or her
book, "Sink Reflection," published
by Bantam and her New York
Times Best Selling book,"Body
Clutter," published by Fireside.
Copyright 2007; Maria Cilley; Used
by permission in this publication.


Crockpots are essential cooking tools


In all my cooking years, I can-
not tell you how many crock pots
I have owned. I've owned big
ones, small ones, ugly ones, cool
looking ones, oval ones, tall ones
gosh, you name it, I've owned
it, including one with a timer on
it (my current one) that I still
haven't figured out.
Crockpots have come a long
way since being introduced in
1970. My first one was a wedding
present I received in the late 70's.
My first pot of split pea soup was
made in that crockpot, as was chili,
beef stew and anything else my lit-
tle crockpot cookbook (included
with the crockpot) taught me to
make. I was a college student look-
ing for ways to make dinner while I
was gone all day in class, and then
later, went off to my job. I didn't
own a car and bicycled to and fro
from class to work and back home
again. Life was complicated as a
young married but I had one area
under control and that was dinner!
My crockpot even then, was my
faithful companion. It was ugly
(hideous avocado green and the
insert didn't pull out), but it made
me feel good about myself walking
into my tiny apartment after a long
day knowing dinner was under
control. The relief of not having to
tackle another thing was great!
Thirty years later, I still love
walking into my house after a hard


The Dinner
SDiva


Leanne
Ely


day and smelling dinner cooking
away in my crockpot.
So what happens if you live in a
place that doesn't have crockpots?
Or if you don't yet own one? Well,
what can I say? I think you should
move and buy one, LOL! Listen,
they are very inexpensive...you
can get one for well under twenty
dollars and when you consider
what a great return you get on your
investment, this is one kitchen
appliance'you really do need.
But if it really is impossible to
own a crockpot at this stage of
your culinary life, then here is a
chart to help you navigate a crock-
pot recipe without the benefit of
the crockpot itself:
All crockpots or slow cookers
are NOT created equal. The follow-
ing is only a rule of thumb-your
mileage may vary.
Conventional Cooking Time: 15
to 30 minutes
Crockpot Cooking Time: 1.5


hours on HIGH 4 to 8 hours on
LOW
Conventional Cooking Time:
30 to 40 minutes
Crockpot Cooking Time: 3 to
4 hours on HIGH 6 to 10 hours
on LOW
Conventional Cooking Time:
50 minutes to 3 hours
Crockpot Cooking Time: 4 to
6 hours on HIGH 8 to 18 hours
on LOW
Most stews, pot roasts and other
uncooked meat/poultry and veg-
etable combinations will require at
least 8 hours on LOW or 4 to 6
hours on HIGH.
Remember I told you that I
made my first pot of split pea soup
in that crockpot? Here then is a
recipe that is pretty close to what I
made way back then and just as
good! We don't have many cooler
days left to enjoy split pea soup, so
hurry up and get yourself a pot.
cooking now!
London Fog
Split Pea Soup
Serves 4-6
2 cups split peas, rinsed and
picked over .s:. I,
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 medium carrots, diced
1 large celery stalk and tops,
chopped


1 teaspoon thyme
10cupswater
1 ham hock or ham bone left-
over from Easter (or one smoked
turkey leg)
Salt and pepper to taste
Place cleaned split peas in a
slow cooker.
In a skillet, heat the oil over
medium heat. Saute onion, car-
rot and celery for about 3 min-
utes, then add to slow cooker.
Add thyme.
Fill the slow cooker with the
water, salt and pepper to taste, and
bury the ham hock, ham bone or
smoked turkey leg in the peas.
Cook on low heat setting for 8 to
10 hours.
Per serving: 326 Calories; 8g Fat;
20g Protein; 44g Carbohydrate; 18g
Dietary Fiber; 18mg Cholesterol;
29mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 1/2
Grain (Starch); 1 1/2 Lean Meat; I
Vegetable; 1 Fat.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS:
Serve with a big green salad and
some whole grain rolls for a satis-
fying meal.
For more help putting dinner on
your table check out her Web site
www.SavingDinner.com or her
"Savying Dinner" book series ptib-.
lished by Ballantine and her Ne\%'
York Times Best Selling book "Body
Clutter," published by .Fireside.
Copyright 2007; Leanne Ely; Used
by permission in this publication.


Use common sense when trying to keep wild animals away


The South Florida drought
means wildlife is on the move.
Raccoons, possums, birds
and even alligators may be
found out of their
regular habitat looking for
tood and water. Because of this
homeowners may find wild ani-
mals along roadways, in their
backyards, in their ponds and on
occasion even in their swim-.
ming pools.
Wild animals pose some
threats to the human popula-
tion, including animal bites,
destruction of property and
spread of disease.
Alligators
Florida is home to more than
one million alligators. If you
have a pond on your property


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Healthier
Life


with Katrina Elsken


and it still has water, you may
find gators in your pond. On rare
occasions, alligators have been
found in swimming pools.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Commission offers the following
advice about dealing with alliga-
tors:
If you encounter an alliga-
tor over four feet in length and


that poses a threat to humans or
property, call 1-866-FWC-
GATOR (392-4286). The FWC
will evaluate your complaint,
and if necessary send a regis-
tered trapper to remove the alli-
gator
Be aware of the possibility
of alligator attacks when in or
near fresh or brackish water
bodies. Attacks may occur when
people do not pay close enough
attention to their surroundings
when working or recreating
near water.
Closely supervise children
when they are playing in or
around water.
Never allow small children to
play unsupervised near water.
Leave alligators alone. State
law prohibits killing, harassing


or possession of alligators.
Never feed or entice alliga-
tors it's dangerous and illegal.
When fed, alligators overcome
their natural wariness and learn
to associate people with food.
Snakes
According to the FWC Web
site, only six of Florida's snake
species are venomous, and most
of the snakes you will see are
harmless. According to the
FWC, snakes may be removed
from buildings with glue-boards
or funnel traps. If you have a
snake in the yard, it is best man-
aged by modifying the area to
make it less appealing to a
snake, who may be looking for
mice or rodents. You may want
to remove or move brush piles,


or wood piles away from your
yard or house. If you are not sure
what kind of snake it is, keep
your distance.
Raccoons, opossums
Raccoons and opossums can
be bothersome to homeowners,
as they often get into garbage
cans and leave a mess of
garbage strewn about the yard.
According to the FWC, one of
the best way to discourage
wildlife from coming into yards
is to use tight fitting, locking
trash can lids, and never leave
cat or dog food out in dishes;
always feed pets and then
remove excess food.
If you have fruit trees, collect
fallen fruit and get it out of your
yard.


Raccoons that are causing
property damage may be live-
trapped without a permit from
the Commission, but if the rac-
coon is to be taken away from
your property and released, a
permit is required, according to
the FWC. web site. Relocating
wildlife is seldom biologically
sound, the animal often does
not survive.
Protect your pets
If wild animals come into
your yard, your pets may be at
risk. Make sure your dogs and
cats vaccinations are up to date.
If a pet gets into a fight with a
wild animal, seek veterinary
care. Even if your pet has been
vaccinated, wild animal bites
may lead to serious infections.


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SCREEN WINDOWS (2):
Crank out, 36 x 62. SCREEN
-DOOR. $20 for all.
863-763-5762


STORM DOOR- Brown, Left
hinge, 36"x80". Good condi-
tion. Asking $50.
(863)357-6315
WINDOWS- Anderson, Double
pane, Crank out. 1-60"x28",
1-60"x34", 2-60"x 48". $150.
(315)528-5771 LaBelle


BABY ITEMS Great condi-
tion, $300 or best offer. Call
239-243-1588, LaBelle.
BABY ITEMS, Portable swing,
bouncer, playpen, exersau-
cer & much more. $200/all,
will sep. (863)673-2726
CRIB: 4-in-1. Includes mobile,
vibration & storage drawer.
$100.863-697-2704


MITCHELL MOUSER: 8mm,
bolt action rifle, all matching
numbers. Great for collec-
tors! $550.863-467-1958



COMPUTER SYSTEM: 17" flat
screen monitor, 2.5 yrs old,
perfect condition. $350.
Must Sell! 863-824-0801
DELL COMPUTER SYS: Pen-
tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
board, mouse & speakers.
$249. (863)517-2782 Tony
LAPTOP, Fast, Win XP wire-
less card, power adapter,
etc., for school or business.
$325 (863)674-0212
SCHOOL COMPUTER, Com-
plete system, educational &
games. $99 (863)843-0158



COMFORTER & BED SKIRT-
Queen size, Reversible.
Green pin stripes/Green
plaid. $15. (863)467-8681


BABY CRADLE: Wooden, good
condition. $75. Call
863-634-7905
BED FRAME: Metal, universal,
double to California King.
$50. 863-634-7905
BED: Full size, complete w/ all
parts. $75.863-634-6160
BOOKCASES (3), White, also
wall shelves & 3 drawer Bas-
sett Credenza. $175 for all,
or will sep. (863)763-7989
BRASS BED, Full size, from
60's. $400 (863)763-6507
BUNK / LOFT BEDS (2): All
metal frame with computer
desk on bottom. $450, will
separate. 863-634-9622
COMPUTER DESK: Corner, red
oak, with shelves. Excellent
condition. $125.
863-763-1520
COUCH & CHAIR: Leather,
cream colored. $100.
863-763-5876
DINETTE SET- w/4 swiv-
el/rocker wrought iron chairs.
Lt blue vinyl cush. Pecan lami-
nate top. $200 (863)763-8338
DINING TABLE- Faux black
marble 30"x46". 4 chairs
Good condition. $100.
(863)983-2241
HOPE CHEST (2) Fontana by
Broyhill, exc cond. $170 or
will sell separate
(863)228-2837 or 983-7011
OFFICE SET- Desk, chair and
2 shelves. $120
(786)402-8683
PARSONS CHAIRS- 2, Con-
temporary. Florida colors
Aqua, Pink & Cream Exc.
cond. $50.(863)467-8681
SOFA & LOVESEAT- Golden
Wheat Chenille loose cush-
ions. Exc. condition. 3 yrs
old $500. (863)763-8338
SOFA SLEEPER- Queen size.
Approx. 6'. Fair condition.
$100. or best offer/
(863)983-2241


TV ARMOIRE, Fits up to 32" tv.
Broyhill. $250
(863)983-4940



GOLF CLUBS: New, complete
set of oversized lite Graphite
19 in all clubs. $150 or trade
for pistol. 772-461-8822


RIFLE: All original AK47. Call
for details. $700
(863)467-1958



TREADMILL: Vita Spa, with
incline, new condition, ask-
ing $150 (863)983-4940
TREADMILL- Weslo Cadence
2000CS, Like new condition,
$135(863)467-4328


LAMPS (20): $20 takes all!
863-467-4253
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PATIO FURNITURE, brand
new, firepit with tables, 4
chairs, all covers incl., $350.
(863)467-7017


ADJUSTABLE BED, Ultramatic,
twin, electric w/vibrate & re-
mote. Exc. cond. $2600 new,
asking $800. (863)763-6907
POWER CHAIR, Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc. cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1600 (863)763-6907

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for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
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ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer provided.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121 www.onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
CELL PHONE: Cingular,
LGC2000, camera phone,
used but in box w/ chargers.
$50. 863-357-2816
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one signa-
ture required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
FLAG POLE, Approx. 20 Ft.
Tall. $400. or best offer. You
take down & haul.
(863)674-0740
KENDON: Single bike stand up
trailer. Good condition.
$1100.772-807-0541
WANTED: 10 HOMES To
Show Off Our New Lifetime
Exterior Paint. Call Now to
see if your home qualifies.
(8 00 ) 9 6 1 8 5 4 7 .
(Lic,#CBC010111)
Your accredited High School
Diploma in 30-days or less.
No classes. FREE evaluation.
www.FinishHighSchool.com
(866)290-6596.



CUSTOM BUILT GUITAR
CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
DRUM SET- With double bass
drum. Great for beginner.
$175. (863)357-6930


EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE TA-
BLE: Oak mica w/4 quality
chairs. $200. Call Mon Fri,
9am-3pm. (863)467-1717
OFFICE SET- Desk, chair and
2 shelves. $120
(786)402-8683


BABY BUNNIES: Rescued,
great pets for children over
6yrs. Adopters will be
screened. 863-763-7441
FISH TANK- 10 gallon. $15.
(863)357-6930
FISH TANK: 55 gal, w/ wood-
en stand, Whisper Power fil-
ter, 10lbs stone, tubing & air
pump. $200. 863-801-3344
GREAT DANE PUPPIES: AKC,
black males, 1st shots, Heart-
Guard, ready now! $800.
863-447-3357
PIT BULL PUPPIES
No papers. Males $200,
Females $250. 863-983-6344
or 561-889-2390
PIT BULL PUPS: Red nose,
parents on premises. $300 -
$400.863-610-0685
RING NECK DOVES, (4), nor-
mal color, $30 for all:
(863)675-2541
SHIH TZU, Male, Adorable, 13
mo. old, Reg. intact, Moving,
must sell. $250. Firm.
(863)673-6829
SHIH TZU PUPPIES: Now tak-
ing deposits. Black & White.
1st shots & wormed. $350.
(863)467-3051/697-8256
SHIH-TZU PUPPY, Ready 5/2.
$350 (863)697-8256



DOUBLE CARTRIDGE FILTER-
For under kitchen sink. Ask-
ing $30. (863)357-6315



ABOVE GROUND, 12x24, 2
years old, must disassem-
ble. $300 (863)674-0583
HOT TUB: As is, you haul.
$300.863-673-1981



SEWING MACHINE- Mont-
gomery Ward, with accesso-
ries and solid wood cabinet
$225 (863)233-0114
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SKI TUBE: 2 person, tows be-
hind boat. $50.
863-763-7609
TREE STANDS (2): For hunt-
ing. $70 negotiable or will
sell separately.
863-763-7609



AMP & SPEAKER: Sony
1000w amp & 1300w
speaker in box, brand new.
$300 neg. (863)447-5985
JUGGERNAUTS: 2, 15",
MMATS. $1000. neg.
(863)634-6476
SUBWOOFER ENCLOSURE,
15", $100 (863)634-6476


CRAFTSMAN 25HP 48" deck,
used twice, 2005 model,
$1500. Call 239-540-8078.
DRILL PRESS: Ricon, stand
up, new, still in box, 1 HP,
3/4" R chuck. $300.
772-807-0541
PORTABLE AIR COMPRES-
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 orsep (561)676-0427


BARBIE BIG WHEELS- (2) not
battery operated, $20 will
sell separately.
(863)763-3982


KIRBY G4, 80th Anniversary
Edition, with some attach-
ments, $400.
(863)675-8760


ADULT DVD's (10): New, only
opened to test. $65 or best
offer. Call (863)634-3783
VCR: Sharp, like new, w/ manu-
al & remote, 36 action movies
& blank tapes. $150 or trade
for gun. 772-461-8822
VIDEO TAPES (10 pack): So-
ny, Hi-8, 8mm, digital, new,
still in box. $75 for all.
863-467-0987

Agriculture



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




FORD TRACTOR: Ford Model
800. $2000.863-763-5921


ARABIAN CRACKER GELD-
ING: 15 years old. $1000.
863-610-0732
MARE: 12 yrs old, riding
horse, $850 o.r best offer.
863-675-2215 Labelle
QH Filly, 10 mos. old, halter
broke, very sweet, gentle,
$500. Call Sharon
(239)707-5423
QUARTER HORSE, Mare, 4 yrs
old, great disposition. Comes
w/companion (sheep).
$2000. (561)798-3674
SADDLE: Sydney treeless,
never used, 15". $350.
863-697-8103


BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some
work. $100. 863-675-1816
LAWN MOWER: Zero Turn,
Husqvarna, 38", 15hp, new
in Jan, less than 100 hrs.
$2500. 863-214-8052
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 Briggs & Strat-
ton, runs great, used 24 hrs.
$500 neg. 863-675-1816
PRESSURE WASHER, 2500
psi's whose & wand. $200.
or best offer. (863)675-7504
PUSH MOWER: Craftsman, 6
HR with grass catcher. $300
or best offer. 863-634-9622
RIDING LAWN MOWER: Rally,
runs great. $250.
863-697-2434
RIDING MOWER- Roper Rally,
runs excellent, asking $250
(863)763-3451
ROTOTILLER, Craftsman,
5HR 17" CRT, self prop. rear
tine, great shape, $250/neg.
239-634-4040 LaBelle.
SCREENHOUSE, 1Ox1O, good
condition, $100.
(863)467-7017
WEEDEATER: Craftsman Gas
Trimmer, 17", 24cc. $25. or
will trade for running push
mower. (863)697-2033
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Rentals
RENT

Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos,'
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



3BR/2r1A Foreclosurel
$30,000! Only $238/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% APR.
SBuy 6/BR $215/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
5798.
HUD HOMES! 4BR/2BA
$199/mo! Stop Renting! 5%
dw, 20 yrs @ 8% APR.
5BR/3BA Foreclosure!
$317/mo! For Listing
(800)366-9783 Ext 5853.

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property lnspectionl06O
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



4BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$20,000! 3BR/2BA $14,900!
More Homes Available now
from $10,000! For listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5796.
A 5/BR HUD! $39,900! Only
$317/Mo! Won't Last! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% APR.
For listings call
(800)366-9783 Ext 5760.
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Specialists. Call for FREE
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(800)622-2832.
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car? Look In the classl-
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FL Land Bargains. 5 to 100
Acres 30% to 50% below
market. Call (866)352-2249,
X. 1200.
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Ava Maria, possible com-
mercial, 5-10 acres. Call Bob
(239)821-3363
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Lakefront Community was
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days 7a.m. -7p.m.



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Large 4 acre tract in last
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mountain community with
great view of mountains,
large public lake and water-
fall nearby, priced to sell
$79,500 (866)789-8535.
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$199,9001 GA/ FL border.
Mature pines, abundant wild-
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Coastal Georgia New, Pre-
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(877)266-7376. www.coop-
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(was $124,900) Coastal re-
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wildlife. Easy drive to St. Si-
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tential! CALL NOW
(800)898-4409 X 1178.
JUST $195.22/MONTH* 1+
acres with FREE Boat Slips!
Nicely wooded lake access
property in brand new pre-
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tacular 160,000 acre
recreational lake! Prime wa-
terfronts available. Call
(800)704-3154, x 1113.
rice $34,900, *20% down,
balance financed 30 years,
7.5% fixed, OAC
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.
Call (800)709-5253.
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pre-construction sale! Enjoy
access to private, Jimmy
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Paved roads, utilities, soils
tested. LAKEFRONT
available. Excellent financing.
Call now (866)685-2562, X
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Mobile Homes


AXLES (5) & WHEELS (10),
From 14x70 FEMA 2005
trailer, $200 this week.
(941)575-7618



WANTED: SW/MOBILEHOME
'94 or newer, Wind Zone 3
I will move.
(305)409-2341


Recreation



Boat 305
Ca mpar/RVe 3010
Jet kii 3015
Marine Aeeuaaries 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehiles/ATV* 3035



AIR BOAT: 10.5 grasshopper,
90HP, continental ground
power. $2000 negotiable.
863-447-5985
ANGLER '82, 21ft, walk
around cuddy, 140hp John-
son, nice boat. Asking
$5,300 (561)670-3636
AQUA SPORT 1998, 16 Ft., 90
hp. Johnson, Top, Trolling
Motor, Live Well w/trailer.
$5000 Firm. (863)673-1606
BASS BOAT TRAILER: For 16
- 18 Ft. Boat. New bunks &
paint. Good condition. $450.
(863)357-5754
BAYLINER '86, 19ft., Bowrid-
or, inboard/outboard, Volvo
V8, needs starter, $2000
(863)674-0583
BOAT, 41" Wide & 109" Long
$30. (863)675-8760
BOATS (2): 16ft cat hole, alum
w/ 50hp evinrude, 12ft alum
v-holle Jon boat w/ 15hp.
$750 will sep. 863-357-2816
CANOE- aluminum, 14ft, Syl-
van, with flat back and all ac-
* cessories. $300
(863)763-2076
CAROLINA SKIFF: '97, 13.6 ft,
flat bottom, 25hp Evinrude, 2
livewells, trailer included.
$2400.239-595-5804
DELHI BOAT- '74, 14'. w/18XD
Merc outboard motor. Trailer,
Fish finder & Trolling motor
$250. Neg. 863-675-7034
OUTBOARD MOTOR: Evinrude,
25HP,' commercial series, til-
ler steering, rope start, long
shaft.. $800.941-755-3588
SAILING SURFBOARD- Kermit
Run with 6.0 sail. Center
board, 12'. Great learning
board. $75. (863)612-1044
WANTED: 150-200 Mercury
Short Staff Outboard. Any con-
dition. (863)674-0375


SEA CRAFT: 20 ft with
1999 150 Mercury. T-top
and many extras! $15,000.
239-543-4426 or 332-3305


CAMPER TOP: Fiberglass,
High rise, fits 01-up Chevy
F/S P/U 8 ft. bed. Pewter col-
or. $400 (863)946-0863
DODGE MINI HOME- '77, 21',
Rebuilt 360 engine.
w/11,000. mi., 68,000ml on
RV. $2500. (402)203-7653
REGAL 1982- 34', Set up in
55+ park in Okeechobee.
Needs some work. $3500.
or best offer. (561)575-0522
ROGU '78: Hunter's special!
28', everything goes, must
be moved. $1000.
484-802-7243


PLAYMOR: 5th Wheel Trailer,
new a/c, tires & fridge. ex-
cellent shape. $3750.
239-867-6218


BMW, 1996 K1100LT,
22k miles, Aspen Silver,
$5,600. Call 863-697-2065.
HARLEY DAVIDSON IRON
HEAD 1977, Runs and Looks
good $2500. Cash... Trade ?
(239)357-6889 LaBelle area
SCAFFOLD: On Motorcycle
trailer, two story. $1000.
863-697-2434



ATV 90cc, great condition,
only 4 hours of use! $500.
.(863)673-0545
MINI POCKET ROCKET: All
fairing, with race stand, like
new. $450.863-216-9905
SUZUKI RM250 '05, Dirtbike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$2400 (863)261-4633
SUZUKIE OZARK 250 2005
(2) Low hours. Adult Driven.
Both for $6000. or will sep.
Call (863)357-7075
SWAMP BUGGY: Super Hunt-
ing, Chevy, 3/4 ton drive
train, new custom canopy.
$15,000 (772)215-9142


AIRSTREAM- '70 Land Yacht,
Gutted. Everything works.
Ready to be remodeled.
$1000. Neg (863)990-4714

Automobiles


$500 Police Impoundsl Cars
From $5001 Tax Repos, US
Marshal and IRS sales!
Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyo-
ta's, Honda's, Chevy's,
morel For listings Call
(800)425-1730 x2384.
CAMARO Z28 '80, 350 auto.,
p/w, all original, restoration
project, needs body work,
runs. $1200
(772)370-2243
CHEVY CORSICA- '90 Good
running condition. $1000.
(863)763-7060
DODGE NEON '98, Very clean.
Excellent condition. 2002 En-
gine. Many new parts.
2500. (863)634-1232
DODGE SHADOW- '94, Good
condition. $1200. or best of-
fer. (863)763-7060
FORD ESCORT- '1995, Wag-
on, Runs very good. $1200.
863-675-7758 or
863-234-9097
HONDA SHADOW VT600 '03,
1 Owner, female, 17K mis.,
Excellent condition. Blue.
$3800 neg. (772)215-0316
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1997,
Executive Series, Leather,
good cond. $4200 or best
offer. Call (863)763-7854


LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '92,
Runs, $600. 863-509-3028
ask for Ede. LaBelle area
LINCOLN TOWNCAR '88, A/C,
Mint condition, runs great.
$3000 or best offer.
(863)634-8865
MAZDA 626 '91- AC, 5 spd,
ood running, good on gas,
800 or best offer
(863)697-9005
PONT GRAND AM' 95- new
tires & exhaust, needs en-
Sine work $300
863)357-0697
VW '89, sunroof, good a/c, 4
door, in LaBelle, sacrifice
price $950 (239)297-3270



TRAILER, 48 Ft. w/Thermo
King Unit. Used for storage.
TK unit last started 1 year
ago. $500. (772)321-8960


BOB CAT ATTACHMENT: ATI
Tree Boom Attachment. Heavy
Duty. Like new. Asking $1000
(863)697-2032 Okeechobee



DODGE RAMCHARGER, '87,.
4wd, one owner, $2500 or
best offer. (863)902-9855


CAR DOLLEY, $200 or best
offer. (863)673-1981 or
(239)763-7611
CHEVY CAPRICE- '86, Parting
out with auto for parts. No ti-
tle. $375, (561)261-0930
CHROME RIMS & TIRES-
20's. $1000. Call for more
info. (863)673-2671
ELECTRIC COOLING FAN-
24"x17", Great for Swamp
buggy, hot rod or any vehicle
$100.(863)697-3865
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
561-633-1371
OIL COOLER KIT, New, large,
for airboat or GM cars. Re-
duced to $50
(863)610-1120


PLYMOUTH BREEZE PARTS-
'99, No title. $250. Will sell
parts separate.
(561)261-0930
POWER PROGRAMMER 111,
Hypertech, for '01 GM
truck/suv, different litres,
$250. (863)697-3865
RACING WHEELS & TIRES:
Rod Lights, 4" fronts, 8"
rears, 28 x 10.5 x 15 slicks.
$1200. 863-216-9905
RE-CAP TIRES
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427
TIRES- 6, for a Pick-Up truck.
Load Range E 235/84R/16.
90% tread. $450. or best of-
fer. (863)824-0735
TIRES, with rims for Chevy.
New set of 4, P215-65R15
Summit GT $250.
(863)763-0547
TRANSMISSION: Caddy, FWD,
good condition. $300 or best
offer. 863-467-8856
TRUCK CAP- 8ft, fiberglass,
like new, asking $300 or
best offer (401)932-0983
TURBO 400: With converter.
$400 or best offer.
863-467-8856


ALUMINUM TOOL BOX- Like
new. $150. (860)608-2568
CHEVY- '1942, '2004 frame
off from rebuild. 4.3 V6, au-
to. POSI, P/S, P/B, Burgundy
$12,500. (863)805-2877
CHEVY 4X4 '83- 350 eng, 4
speed, 39.5 Super Swam-
pers, $3500 (863)673-0951
CHEVY C10 SILVERADO: '88,
long bed, 350 eng, auto, a/c,
strong eng. & trans. $2400
negotiable. (863)697-0241.
DODGE DAKOTA '95- 150K,
new tires, cold AC, CD plyr,
new front bumper & tailgate
$1200(863)675-0313
FORD 1 TON: 1991. Many',
many extras and many ma-
rine parts for boats. $3000.
239-543-4426 or.332-3305
NISSAN '80, 5 spd., 4 cyl.,
$900 or best offer.
(772)597-0650


JEEP SAHARA:'99,4x4,4.0 li-
ter, 6 cylinder, 110k mi, runs
great, a/c, p/s, p/b & extras!
8000.561-261-6629
TRAILER- 6'x8', Good shape.
$100. (863)675-8937 La-
Belle area.


AXELS (2) 2000 Ib w/hubs,
58" centers, 70" face. $100
for both, will sep.
(863)763-8518/447-1042
HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
die/rm In back. Needs work.
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
UTILITY TRAILER, '06,4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. Like new.
Asking $530. (561)670-3636
UTILITY TRAILER: 21' x 7' 6",
Flat Bed, Tandem Axel.
$250. (863)612-5676 Ask
for Chadie.
UTILITY TRAILER: 24' x 7' 7",
2 Ft. Sides. Tandem Axel.
$750. or best offer. Ask for
Charlie (863)612-5676
UTILITY TRAILER: New, heavy
duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625.
(863)357-5754


CHEVY CONV. VAN 1993,
Runs great New battery and'
brakes. $1500.
(863)612-5551
CHEVY G/20 VAN: 1986, V6,
new transmission, complete-
ly gone over, including new
radio. $1995.863-763-3551
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2500 (863)763-3451
FORD HORIZON VAN- '1988,
$2500. (561)723-1690
Okeechobee area




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Public Notices



PubfRNot ce .0
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

:Public e 5
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUrNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 07-CP-0640M
Division: Circuit Court
IN RE: Estate of
JOHN M. MCKEAN
a/W/a JOHN MARTIN MCKEAN
Deceased
NOTICETO CREDITORS
(Summary Admlnistration)
TO ALL PERSON HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been en-
tered Inthe estate of John M. Mckean,
deceased, File Number07-CP-0640,
by the Circuitourtfor Polk Counly,
Forioda, Probate Division, the address
ofwhich is 255 N. Broadway Ave.,
P.O. Box 9000, Bartow, Florida 33831;
that the decedents date of death was
October 22,2005; that the total value
of the estate is approximately
$2,500.00 and that the names and ad-
dress of those to whom it has been
assigned by such order are:
THOMAS MCKEAN
29480 ST. RT. 58
SULLIVAN, OHIO 44880
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
RED THAT:
All creditors of the estate ofthe decedent
and persons having claims orde-
mands against the estate of the dece-
dent other thatthose for whom
provision for full payment was made in
e Order of Summary Administration
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE TiME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OFTHE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLI-
CABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
Is April 5,2007.
Person Giving Notice
Thomas McKean
29480 St. Rt 58
Sullivan. Ohio 44880
Attorney for Person Giving Notice
Everett Algarnon Sdth, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 0163333
Law Offices of Everett Algernon Smith,
PA.
111 N. Pine Island Road Suite 105
Plantation, Florida 33324
Telephone (954)693-3566
202153 FN 4/5,12,19,26/2007

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Health (DOH)
joins agencies and organizations
around the state in recognizing
April as Child Abuse Prevention
Month.
"Research shows that a child
who has been abused or mal-
treated is likely to have major
health effects throughout adult-
hood," Deputy Secretary of
Health for Children's Medical Ser-
vices (CMS), Joseph J. Chiaro,
M.D. said. "As members of the
medical community, doctors,
nurses, social workers and other
health care providers have an
obligation to watch for signs of
abuse and report them early to
ensure the development of
healthy adults."
The Florida Department of


Health recognizes that child
abuse and maltreatment can have
serious long term health implica-
tions and that prevention plays a
key role in ensuring a healthy
future for Florida's children. Data
from the Adverse Childhood
Experiences (ACE) Study con-
ducted by the Center for Disease
Control and Kaiser Permanente's
Health Appraisal Clinic in San
Diego, shows that children who
have been abused or neglected
are more likely to have long term
health problems, including a
higher tendency to smoke, devel-
op a drug addiction, become sui-
cidal, or be diagnosed diabetes or
heart disease. Medical profession-
als and all Floridians should help
create a statewide community
where children are supported,


protected and can grow up
healthy.
CMS Child Protection Teams
are committed to the prevention
of child abuse, abandonment,
and neglect and provide multidis-
ciplinary assessment services to
children and families involved in
child abuse and neglect investiga-
tions. Located around the state,
these teams conduct medical
evaluations, provide diagnosis,
medical consultations, nursing
assessments, forensic and spe-
cialized interviews, family psy-
chosocial assessments, psycho-
logical evaluations, and provide a
variety of child abuse and neglect
training for family members and
professionals.
Child Abuse Prevention Month
was initially proclaimed in 1982


by President Ronald Reagan. The
symbol of child abuse awareness
is the blue ribbon. Originating in
Virginia in 1989, a grandmother of
a three-year-old boy who died
from his mother's boyfriend's
abuse tied a blue ribbon to her
van as a symbol of her personal
commitment to the prevention of
child abuse.
Throughout the month, child
abuse prevention materials will
be available at Child Protection
Team offices and County Health
Departments across the state. For
more information, visit the DOH
web site at www.doh.state.fl.us
and select Children's Medical Ser-
vices from the drop down menu
or visitwww.cms-kids.com.


Florida's mottled duck is a species on the brink


Well, I hope all you turkey
hunters in the South Hunting
Zone took a nice bird or two this
year, as your season's coming to a
close. For those of us in the rest of
the state, we still have until April
22 to bag us a good longbeard.
But after spring gobbler season,
there's really not much hunting to
talk about, so I'd like to tell you
about another bird one that real-
ly needs our help the Florida
mottled duck.
Many parents buy mallard
ducklings for their children.
We've done that for generations,
but consequences have caught
up with us.
These ducks can live 10 years.
They might make nice pets while
they're still small enough to fit in
your hand, but when they
become full-grown and the novel-
ty wears off, people often grow
tired of caring for them and
decide to turn them loose. Most
don't realize that is against the
law, and these mallards pose a
serious threat to Florida's native
wildlife.
Besides making it illegal to
release mallards, Florida law also
requires anyone possessing, buy-
ing or selling mallards to have a
permit from the FWC, and the
birds must be kept in a cage as
long as they live.
One reason for this rule is that


byTony Young


domesticated ducks can transmit
diseases and compete with native
wildlife for food and habitat. It's
actually illegal to release any ani-
mal into the wild if it poses a dis-
ease hazard. But the most impor-
tant reason is releasing
domesticated mallards into the
wild threatens the existence of the
Florida mottled duck.
The Florida mottled duck, also
called the Florida duck, is a
unique subspecies found only in
peninsular Florida. It keeps to a
small home range in inland and
coastal wetland ecosystems.
To hunters, the mottled duck is
a highly prized game bird found in
many ponds, lakes, rivers, marsh-
es and canals in Central and
South Florida. They are large
ducks, brownish in color, with
both sexes being darker than a
mallard but slightly lighter than a
black duck.


This species is one of only a
few non-migratory ducks in North
America. The mottled duck
spends its entire life within Flori-
da.
In the spring, wild mallards fly
north to breed and are not pres-
ent when the mottled duck mat-
ing season begins. On the other
hand, store-bought mallards
don't migrate and instead
become established, year-round
residents of Florida. These
domesticated mallards cross-
breed with mottled ducks and
produce hybrid offspring. The off-
spring are fertile, which further
compounds the problem. Each
year, there are fewer purebred
mottled ducks left, and the trend
is driving the Florida mottled duck
toward extinction.
Communities around the
globe have seen similar prob-
lems. In New Zealand, domesti-
cated mallards, released to pro-
vide hunting stock, have
devastated the local grey duck
populations. Now, 95 percent of
the grey ducks in New Zealand
are crossbreeds.
The Hawaiian duck is another
example. This endangered bird
has been all but completely
hybridized and may be genetically
intact only on the island of Kauai.
Meller's duck in Madagascar is
yet another example.


The fate of the Florida mottled
duck could be similar, as its popu-
lation is relatively small, estimated
at only 30,000-40,000 breeding
birds. FWC biologists say
between seven and 12 percent of
the state's mottled ducks are
showing genetic evidence of
hybridization.
Floridians purchase more than
12,000 mallards a year, and many
of them make their way into near-
by waters. Given these alarming
figures, plus the fact the popula-
tion of mottled ducks is small, it
wouldn't take long for the Florida
mottled duck to disappear.
Don't feed or shelter domesti-
cated mallards, help spread the
word and consider requesting
permits to remove any that may
live on your property.
For more information on pro-
tecting Florida's mottled duck or
to obtain permits for removing
domesticated mallards, contact
one of the FWC's waterfowl
offices at (850) 488-5878 or (321)
726-2862, or visit the mottled
duck Web site at
MyFWC.com/duck/mottled.
Tony Young is a media rela-
tions coordinator for the FWC's
Division of Hunting and Game
Management. You can reach him
with questions about hunting at
Tony.Young@MyFWC.com.


Be earth-friendly: conserve electricity on Earth Day


N. FT. MYERS Join thou-
sands of citizens throughout the
nation who will celebrate Earth
Day on April 22 by making a com-
mitment to energy conservation.
There are many easy steps you
can take in your home to make a
difference for the environment,
and many of them will make a dif-
ference for your pocketbook too!
Follow these energy-efficient tips
from LCEC to conserve electricity


AND reduce your electric bill:
Set your thermostat at 78
degrees Fahrenheit. Every degree
cooler costs eight percent more.
Replace filters in your air
conditioner once a month, and
have your unit serviced every
year.
Use ceiling fans to assist in
keeping cool, but use them wise-
ly. Don't leave ceiling fans running
in empty rooms.


Your water heater is the sec-
ond largest expense on your elec-
tric bill. To save money, set its
temperature to between 120 and
140 degrees.
Turn the lights off when you
leave a room, and turn the TV off
when you're not watching it.
Windows account for half of
air conditioning bills: consider
applying tinting to them.
Keep the drapes closed dur-


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Consider planting trees in
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Visit www.lcec.net to view a
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including a residential Calc-U-
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If you would like more infor-
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LCEC at 997-SAVE.


Requests for Rural


development funding

TALLAHASSEE Agricul- equipment at Rural Critical
ture Secretary Mike Johanns Access Hospitals.
outlined details recently of sev- To enhance basic rural infra-
eral proposed 2007 farm bill structure, the administration
changes that he said will also proposes infusing an addi-
streamline USDA's Rural Devel- tional $500 million to reduce the
opment programs and expand backlog of applications for rural
funding for rural health care development water and waste
and community facilities, disposal grants and loans, emer-
The proposals would agency community water assis-
increase funding for Rural Criti- tance grants, community facili-
cal Access Hospitals and for ties loan and grant programs
other community needs, ranging that assist rural first responders,
from water systems to distance broadband access loans, and
learning capabilities in schools. distance learning and telemedi-
The United States Depart-. cine grants.
ment of Agriculture is proposing The administration also pro-
funding to support a $1.6 billion poses consolidating several
loan program to help rehabili- rural development legislative
tate and update facilities and authorities.


U.S. Korea free trade


agreement to be signed


LAKELAND A free trade
agreement with the Republic of
Korea that slashed tariff barriers
for U.S. citrus exports was
recently concluded in Washing-
ton D.C. The two sides expect to
sign the deal by the end of June.
"Preliminary reports on the
specifics of the US-Korea agree-
ment, if approved by Congress,
look extremely beneficial to the
Florida citrus industry." said
Michael W. Sparks, executive
vice president/CEO of Florida
Citrus Mutual.
Reportedly, the agreement
calls for Korea to eliminate the
current tariff rate of 30 percent
on orange juice within one year
of the agreement. It also
reduces the current tariff of 30
percent on grapefruit to zero in
even increments over a period
of five years. While the agree-
ment reduces orange juice and
fresh grapefruit to zero, the
agreement also addresses the
rest of the fresh fruit market,
such as out-of-season oranges
(March September), which
would be reduced from the cur-
rent tariff of 50 percent to 30
percent in year one and from 30
percent to zero in even incre-
ments over years two through
seven. In-season oranges (Sep-
tember March) would see a
reduction in the current tariff to
zero on the first 2500 metric
tons of fruit while anything over
that number would have a tariff
of 50 percent. The number of
metric tons allowed at the zero
percent would increase three
percent annually in perpetuity.
"This is a positive example of
how international trade agree-
ments can help open foreign
markets to Florida citrus." said


Mr. Sparks. "We are hopeful
that the Administration will use
this agreement as a template in
future trade negotiations,
regarding citrus exports." U.S.
Citrus exports to the Republic of
Korea in 2006 totaled in excess
of $115 million.
Mr. Sparks said the decision
to include citrus in this agree-
ment demonstrates the Bush
Administration's continued sup-
port of Florida citrus. He
described the possible econom-
ic impact of the agreement as a
"new market opportunity for
Florida growers at a time when
they are still recovering from the
financial costs of the 2004-05
hurricanes." He added that he
hoped that the United States
would continue to press for
greater access to foreign mar-
kets. He also expressed hope
that Congress would act on the
deal as soon as possible.
"We anticipate strong sup-
port from the Florida Congres-
sional Delegation on the agree-
ment, as long as the
market-opening provisions for
beef and some other important
sectors are fulfilled." he said.
The timing for congressional
consideration of the deal is
uncertain, as negotiations con-
tinue between the White House
and the Congress over several
pending trade deals.
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 organiza-
tion with nearly 10,000 grower
members.


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