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Thursday, May 10,2007 Vol. 92 No. 47 Frostproof's Hometown Newspaper for More Than 85 Years 50 cents


At a Glance

City seeks
Lifeguards
The City of Frostproof is
seeking two certified life-
guards for seasonal work
beginning May 23, 2007.
Applications may be picked
up at City Hall. For more infor-
mation call 863-635-7850.
City Council
plans meeting
The next Regular City Coun-
cil Meeting will be held Mon-
day, May 21, at 6 p.m.
The City would also like to
remind everyone, the City
Council Public Meetings are
held the first and third Monday
of the month.
Frostproof City Hall is locat-
ed at 111 First Street. For more
information call 635-7855.
Acrylic paint
classes offered
Tom Freeman will be teach-
ing Acrylic Painting for 4 weeks
on Thursday afternoon during
the month of June. Frostproof
Art League members can take
the class for free. Non-mem-
bers cost will be $35 for the
month. Class size will be limit-
ed. Call now to reserve your
spot and get a list of supplies.
For information or to sign
up-call the Frostproof Art
League at 635-7271 or drop by
during operating hours.
Volunteer
mentors needed
The Special Friends Mentor-
ing Program of Gulf Coast
Community Care is in search of
caring individuals in Polk Coun-
ty to share a few hours a month
with a child who is at risk of
abuse and/or neglect. This pro-
gram that matches adult volun-
teers with children, ages 3 to 17,
to enhance their socialization
skills, self-esteem, and academ-
ic skills. At this time, Special
Friends has openings for men-
tors throughout Polk County.
Potential volunteers must be
21 years of age or older, pass
drug screening and a back-
ground check. Training and
ongoing support are provided
by the program.
If you are interested in mak-
ing a difference in the life of a
child, please call the Special
Friends Program Coordinator at
(863) 904-3000, ext. 124.
Special Friends is funded by
Heartland for Chilcfren. Com-
munity Based Care Hardee,
Highlands and Polk Counties.
Gulf Coast Community Care is a
non-profit, community based
social service agency.
Are you a blogger?
Get a Newszap link! The
Frostproof News is looking to
broaden its listing of "Colum-
nists & Bloggers" at
www.newszap.com.
More and more people are
starting blogs including busi-
ness people, support groups,
schools and individuals with
an opinion on the day's news
or culture.
If you are a local blogger
who would like to be listed,
please visit http://www2.news
zap.com/blogs/request.htm
and fill in the form.
In addition to the link, the
newspaper will consider pub-
lishing 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 Boule-
vard, Sebring, FL 33875 in con-
ference room #3. For more
information, call Roy Stewart at
863.632.0914.
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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ARC urges storm preparation


American Red Cross
urges preparation
for storm season

As the nation continues to
grapple with severe weather con-
ditions throughout the High Plains
and into the south, the American
Red Cross is asking the public to
immediately prepare for the
potential increase in storm activity.
The National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration


(NOAA) has issued a warning
for possibly another line of
severe thunderstorms, which
could unexpectedly develop into
tornado activity. In the wake of
this latest warning the Red Cross
is issuing the following guide-
lines for storm preparation:
Make a plan for safe shelter
- It is important to know the
safest locations to take cover
from a storm at home, work and
school. Locate a basement, cen-
ter hallway, bathroom, or closet
on the lowest floor where every-


one should gather. The area
should be windowless and free
of objects that can become pro-
* jectiles during high winds. If you
are in a high-rise building there
may not be time to reach a lower
floor before the storm hits. Head
to the center of the building.
Build an Emergency Pre-
paredness Kit Kits should con-
tain a first aid kit and essential
medications; three-day supply
of canned or non-perishable
food and manual can opener; at
least three gallons of water per


person; flashlights and a bat-
tery-powered radio with extra
batteries; and other emergency
items for the whole family,
including pets. Prepare a per-
sonal size kit to keep at work
and in the car. For more infor-
mation on what to include in an
Emergency Preparedness Kit,
log on to the Get Prepared sec-
tion of the Red Cross website at
www.redcross.org.
Stay Informed of Warnings
- Listen to your local radio and
TV stations for updated storm


information. Check with your
local emergency management
office to see if email and cell
phone weather alerts are avail-
able in your area. A tornado
WATCH means there is the pos-
sibility of tornado activity in your
area. When a tornado WARN-
ING is issued, immediately head
to your planned safe shelter. If
you are outside, hurry to a near-
by sturdy building or lie flat in a
ditch or low-lying area. If you are
See Red Cross Page 2


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Many services



enhanced at



Clerk's Office


Lake Wales and Frostproof
residents will be happy to
learn that Richard M. Weiss,
Clerk of the Circuit Court for
Polk County is expanding the
services his office provides at
the Lake Wales branch office
of the Clerk of Courts.
Beginning April 30, 2007,
southeast Polk County cus-
tomers no longer have to trav-
el to Bartow or Winter Haven
to apply for passports or mar-
riage licenses.
"I spotted an opportunity to


improve the way we serve our
customers when the new
Homeland Security require-
ments took effect this year. I
am pleased to be able to
enhance our services to offer
both passport and marriage
license applications in our
Lake Wales branch", said
Weiss.
The Lake Wales branch of
the Clerk's Office is located at
660 SR 60 West, Room 200,
and can be reached by tele-
phone at 863-678-4002.


PCC to host


groundbreaking


ceremony May 14


LAKE WALES, Fla. -
Groundbreaking ceremonies
for Polk Community College's
Lake Wales Center will be
held May 14 at 2 pm at the old
Lake.Wales City Hall, 152 Cen-
tral Avenue. College, city,
county and state officials will
attend the event.
Among those scheduled to
appear will be: State Senator
J.D. Alexander, Rev. James
Cleare, Pastor of Allen Temple
AME Church, Lake Wales
Mayor Alex Wheeler, Lake
Wales City Manager Tony
Otte, and PCC President
Eileen Holden.
Following speeches and
the groundbreaking, refresh-
ments will be served in the
Lake Wales Charter Schools
office at 151 East Central
Avenue. Those planning to
attend are asked to call 297-


1098 by Noon, May 11 to
R.S.V.P.
The building opened in
1927 and served as the Lake
Wales City Hall until 1998. It
was severely damaged by the
2004 hurricanes. Following
the storms, several communi-
ty, education and governmen-
tal leaders developed a plan to
turn the building over to PCC
and convert it into a modern
academic center serving
southeast Polk County.
A partnership was forged
between PCC, the City of Lake
Wales, the Lake Wales Charter
Schools, and others in the
community. Senator Alexan-
der spearheaded the drive in
the legislature to fund the $3.6
million renovation project.
During the 18-month con-
See Ceremony Page 2


LAKE WALES, Fla. One
hundred and fifty students,
cheered on by friends and fami-
ly members, celebrated their
graduation from Warner South-
ern College on Saturday, May 5.
Six graduates represented the
very first graduating class of the
Master of Arts in Education pro-
gram, which began in 2005.
Thirteen graduates received a
Master of Business Administra-
tion degree. One hundred four-
teen received a Bachelor of Arts
degree and 14 earned an Asso-
ciate of Arts degree. Thirty-
seven students graduated with
academic honors.. The ceremo-
ny took place in the west cam-
pus courtyard between the
Pontious Learning Resource
Center and the Rigel Student
Center. The processional took
place through the Michael W.
Crews Memorial Clock Tower.
Dr. Gregory Hall, Warner
Southern's President, and Dr.
William Rigel, Executive Vice
President, presented the candi-
See Graduation Page 2


...' .,

First graduating class of Warner Southern's Master of Arts
in Education program: First row (1-r): Dr. Don Royal, Profes-
sor of Education with graduates Joanna Zammito and Mirka
Caban. Second row: graduates Jennifer Elrod and Dawn
Dilts. Third row: graduate Alicia Walton with Dr. Terry Fasel,
Professor of Education and chair of the Teacher Education
Department. Not pictured is MAEd graduate Sharon Long.


Tax Collector hosts online sale


As Tax Certificate Sale
approaches, property owners are
reminded to pay delinquent real
estate taxes Polk's Internet sale of
tax certificates will be held on
May 31, as counties statewide
use online sales to collect more
of the delinquent tax roll.
Polk County Tax Collector Joe
G. Tedder, CFC, has announced
that May 30 is the deadline for
payment of delinquent real estate
taxes. On or before June 1, Ted-
der and other tax collectors
around the State will be hosting
internet tax certificate sales and
driving down the cost of collec-
tion for taxpayers while increas-
ing the percentage of tax roll dol-
lars for local governments.
Online auctions, which were
cutting-edge innovation when
they were introduced just four
years ago in Florida, have
become the standard for excel-
lence in delinquent real estate tax
collection today. The benefits of


this new process are becoming
clear as more and more tax col-
lectors' offices utilize online tech-
nologies. Sales are conducted in
a shorter period of time, money
is distributed more quickly and
tax collectors and their staffs are
free from the burden of conduct-
ing live sales, allowing them to
continue important daily tasks in
their offices. In addition, internet
tax sales have been found to yield
a higher percentage of certifi-
cates sold, typically at a lower
interest rate. And, as with other
years, the field of participants is
limited only by those who want
to sign up online and file a
deposit with the tax collectors'
office in order to place bids.
"We consistently attract more
bidders with the online sale and
sell more certificates than we
ever did before we went online
with this process," commented
Joe G. Tedder, Tax Collector for
Polk County. "Most importantly,


our staff is able to continue busi-
ness as usual during the sale, pro-
viding consistent year-around
customer service as well as the
extensive benefits of the online
process."
Many tax collectors now post
their auction information on their
websites or other dedicated web-
sites developed in conjunction
with the internet auctioneers
who provide their services to par-
ticipating counties.
Bidders can register early,
research properties and submit
bids from the comfort of their
office or home; bidders through-
out the country often participate.
Regardless of whether the county
is urban or one with more rural
properties, the use of technology
to host the auction makes the
process more efficient for tax col-
lectors, and is likely to reduce the
cost to the distressed taxpayer.
See Tax-Page 2


Submitted photo/Bea Reifeis
Rotary Teen of the Month
Frostproof Rotary Vocational Service Chairperson
MaryRuth Wilson (left) honors Sarah Jones (center) as
March Teen-of-the-Month. Sarah will attend Florida State,
majoring in pre-med, and wants to practice in Polk Coun-
ty. Sarah is the daughter of Zina Myers (right); and Brad
Jones (not pictured).


WSC Commencement: Over 150 students graduate
I 1 --lono -


Submitted photos/Charlene Lawson-WSC
WSC Master of Business Administration graduating class- Pictured are: First row (left to
right) Dr. Jerry Shmidt, Associate Professor of Business, graduate Chad B. Williams, Dr.
John D. Theodore, Adjunct Professor of Business, Dr. Cynthia Robinson, Dean, School
of Business and Professor of Business. Second row: Graduates John A. Schwarze,
Wayne Koltz, Katrina Childress, and Sunnia Sealey. Third row: Graduates Dennis Chil-
dress, Thomas Mathews, Carlos Pierre, Dwain Awai, and Daniel Riquelme. Not pictured
are MBA graduates Evelyn Alvarado, Marguerite Edwards and Kathy Getman.


WSC Spring Commencement


PCSO Lists Award Recipients Page 4


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2 The Frostproof News, Thursday, May 10,2007


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.


Ceremony
Continued From Page 1
struction project, the structure
will be outfitted with five general
education classrooms, a large
computer classroom, and a first
floor classroom/meeting room
available for community use.
Last November, after the City


Commissioners approved trans-
ferring the building's ownership
to Polk Community College, Col-
lege officials held a Community
Forum to determine how PCC
could best serve the higher edu-
cational needs of the communi-
ty. Input from that forum and
others will help the administra-
tion develop the class schedule
for Lake Wales.


Tax
Continued From Page 1
Tax certificate listings will be
published three times this month;
May 14, 21, and 28. This initiates the
bidding process, which will formal-
ly open online on May 10 and run
until May 31, when the sale begins.
On this date, the process will culmi-
nate as winning bids are awarded
and batches close out. All bidding
will be complete by June I at 5 p.m.
Once again this year, the Polk
County Tax Collector's Office will
be hosting a training session for
interested investors, to be held on
Wednesday, May 16 at the Bob
Crawford Building in Bartow.
Registration, location and times
can be found at
www.polktaxes.com. In addition,


an online demonstration model
will be up and running by May 10,
allowing new-comers the ability to
'test-bid' prior to the actual sale.
This year the list of advertised
properties totals $36,134,976 in
delinquent taxes as compared to
$24,547,778 last year. This repre-
sents 29,323 parcels for this year as
compared to 27,096 last year. "The
actual number of parcels offered
in the auction will be less,"
explains Rick Rhodes, Chief
Deputy of Taxes and IT, "as the
sale approaches and owners hurry
to clear up unpaid taxes."
On May 10, an advertised list will
be posted on the web and bids
may start being entered. Last year,
17,892 parcels were offered, with
15,454 bids awarded through the
online bidding process at a value of
$13,910,000, representing 99.0% of


value sold, up from 96.7% in 2005.
The intent of an online auction
is to streamline a process that typi-
cally has lasted as long as eight to
ten days and involved a relatively
small group of investors.
Real estate taxes (Ad Valorem
taxes) are due from November 1
through March 31 and become
delinquent April 1 of each year.
Taxes which are delinquent are
placed on an advertised list of prop-
erties, which if not payment is not
received by 5 p.m. on May 30, will
be offered up for sale.
A tax certificate represents a lien
on real property and may earn inter-
est at a maximum rate of up to 18%
peryear. The cost to buy a certificate
includes the gross tax, interest,


advertising cost and the incremental
cost of the Tax Certificate sale. The
bidding begins at 18% and the cer-
tificate is sold to the person bidding
the lowest annual interest rate.
In order to clear the property of
the tax lien, the property owner
must pay the amount of the tax cer-
tificate plus interest calculated from
the month after the certificate sale
to the month of payment or no less
than 5%. All payments are made to
the Tax Collector.
The life of a tax certificate is
seven years from the date of
issuance.
Neither tax certificates nor
interest rates are guaranteed. For
more information, visit
www.polktaxes.com.


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Submitted photo/Charlene Lawson-WSC
Warner Southern graduate's processional proceeds to the west campus courtyard between the Pontious Learning Resource
Center and the Rigel Student Center.


Graduation

Continued From Page 1
dates for graduation and con-
ferred the degrees. Ken Bish,
Class of 1985, inducted the gradu-
ates into the Alumni Association.
Bethany Underwood and Mirka


Red Cross

Continued From Page 1
in a car or mobile home, get out
immediately and headfor safety.
The best way to stay protect-
ed against dangerous weather is
to prepare and plan well before
a storm hits. The Red Cross has
information on preparing for all
types of emergencies and disas-


Caban presented the Response of
the Graduates. The Collegiate
Chorale provided special music.
Warner Southern College, a
Christian liberal arts college
founded in 1968, is located five
miles south of Lake Wales at
13895 Highway 27. The Bachelor
of Arts degree includes over 25


ters, including the Be Red Cross
Ready online educational pres-
entation at www.redcross.org/
beredcrossready and the Safe
and Well Web site, accessible
from www.redcross.org. Safe
and Well allows disaster victims
to post standard messages let-
ting family and friends know of
their safety and how to contact
them. For more information con-
tact your local Red Cross chapter.


liberal arts and professional
majors. Master of Arts Education,
Master of Business Administra-
tion and Master of Science Man-
agement are designed for work-
ing professionals. There are
4,000 alumni worldwide.
Warner Southern College is
accredited by the Commission on


The American Red Cross helps
people prevent, prepare for and
respond to emergencies. Last
year, almost a million volunteers
and 35,000 employees helped
victims of almost 75,000 disas-
ters; taught lifesaving skills to mil-
lions; and helped U.S. service
members separated from their
families stay connected. Almost 4
million people gave blood
through the Red Cross, the largest


Colleges of the Southern Associa-
tion 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 College.


supplier of blood and blood
products in the United States. The
American Red Cross is part of the
International Red Cross and Red
Crescent Movement. An average
of 91 cents of every dollar the Red
Cross spends is invested in
humanitarian services and pro-
grams. The Red Cross is not a
government agency; it relies on
donations of time, money, and
blood to do its work.


Birth Announcement


Elo James

Thacker
Joe and Jodye Thacker of Frost-
proof would like to announce the
birth of their son, Elo James Thack-
er born 7:28 p.m., Wednesday,


Submitted photo/Bea Reifeis
Rotary contest winner
2007 Rotary Group 8 Speech Contest Winner: Grace Dis-
cher (home school representative from the LW Breakfast
Rotary Club) will represent Group 8 at May 12 District
Conference in Clearwater. Also pictured, attending the
contest FP Rotary member Bea Reifeis, FHS student Bian-
ca Hernandez representing the Frostproof Rotary Club
and Kitty Discher (home schooled representative of the
Lake Wales Noon Rotary Club).


April 18, 2007 at Florida Hospital.
He weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces
and was 21 inches long. Maternal
grandparents are Bob and Barbara
Wilkins of Pleasantville, TN. Pater-
nal grandparent is Rufus Thacker
of Frostproof.


Need a Miracle



Dome Tent Revival


By Amy Polk
Need a miracle? Illness, finan-
cial problems, marriage, relation-
ships, job just not right? The Bible
tells us to "press into the kingdom"
to "call on the Lord" to "petition
with prayers". Maybe you need
some help because you feel like
your prayers are bouncing off the
ceiling. Perhaps you would like to
gain a fresh perspective, learn
something new, or reach out and
touch the robe of Jesus.
Come to the "Need a Miracle"


Camp Meeting at The Dome tent
on Scenic Highway south of the
Badcock store. Praise, worship,
teaching and prayer will be held on
Sunday, May 20, at 10 a.m. and 6
p.m and Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday May 21-23, at 7 p.m.
each evening. Bishop John Smith
will be the guest speaker.
Come as you are. Bring a prayer
request and expect to experience
God building the faith of His peo-
ple. For more information please
contact Pastor Kelly Galati of Family
Life Church at 863 635-2704.


May is healthy vision month


* The donation Is tax deductible.
* Pick-up is free.
* We take care of all the paperwork.


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Friday's from 9 to 3 CASH ONLY
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Dendrobiums
4" pot many colors $5
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Submitted photo/Bea Reifeis
FMSHS receives check
Frostproof Rotary President Ralph Waters presented
FMSHS Asst. Principal, Claire Bush with a $2500, check
for upgrades in the performing arts center. The Rotary
raised these funds in a concert series. This donation was
made in part possible by major sponsorship from Alico,
Cargill, Citizens Bank &Trust, Mid-Florida Development,
and Sorenson & Schade.


The National Eye Institute, one
of the Federal government's
National Institutes of Health, is
using this opportunity to educate
people at higher risk about glau-
coma. Studies have shown that
early detection and treatment of
glaucoma is the best way to con-
trol the disease and prevent vision
loss and blindness.
Symptoms of glaucoma are
not apparent at first, so individu-
als in the early stages of the dis-
ease may not even know they
have it. Treatment during its early
stage is critical to delaying its pro-

gression and preventing future
vision loss. It is very important for
people at higher risk to get a com-
prehensive dilated eye exam
every one to two years.
Glaucoma: What you
need to know
Glaucoma is a group of dis-
eases that can damage the optic


nerve of the eye. Primary open-
angle glaucoma (POAG) is the
most common form. It often has
no warning signs and, if left
untreated, can result in perma-
nent vision loss or blindness.
Glaucoma treatments include
medicines, laser surgery, con-
ventional surgery, or a combina-
tion of any of these. While these
treatments may save remaining
vision, they do not improve sight
already lost from glaucoma.
More than 70 percent of
Americans reported loss of eye-
sight as 10 on a scale of 1 to 0,
with 10 being the worst thing
that could happen to them.
An estimated 2.2 million
Americans have been diagnosed
with POAG. An additional 2 mil-
lion Americans have glaucoma
and don't know it.
To view more information on
glaucoma visit: http://www.nei.
nih.gov/health/glaucoma/glaucoma
_facts.asp#3a


Community News


Polk Education
changes website
The Polk Education Founda-
tion has changed their website
address. You may now visit
www.polkeducationfoundation.org
to preview the services and
opportunities the Foundation
offers to the students and teach-


ers 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
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State Mandate requires schools to implement new programs


Beginning in August 2007, a
select number of motivated Polk
County high school students will
enroll in career and professional
academies planned for eleven
high schools. All academies are
aligned with career majors. They
are also linked to associate degree
programs and are aimed at leading
to high skill/high wage or high
demand jobs.
High schools in Polk County are
launching career and professional
academies in accordance with
Florida A+ + education legislation.
As of August, every ninth grader
must select a career major upon
entering high school as outlined in
the legislation. Some of Polk's ninth
graders will be able to enroll in
academies directly aligned with


their majors.
Serena Peeler of the school dis-
trict's Department of Workforce
Education said that courses of
study at each academy will include
a college preparatory curriculum
with a career theme.
"Academy students will have a
rare opportunity to clearly see the
relationship between academic
subjects and employment possibili-
ties," Peeler said. "'They will have
hands-on experiences within
career fields through which they
can move directly into college
degree programs."
The academies are seeking to
partner with business and commu-
nity organizations for mentoring
programs and internships/extern-
ships. Academy programs will also


incorporate existing student organi-
zations such as FFA, Health Occu-
pations Students of America, Future
Business Leaders of America and
Technology Students of America.
The following is a list of
career and professional acade-
mies currently planned for Polk
high schools.
Auburndale High: Medical
Academy (medical services field)
Bartow High: Medical Acade-
my (medical services field)
Frostproof High: Bulldog Con-
struction Academy (building con-
struction)
George Jenkins High (Lake-
land): Academy of Legal Studies
(pre-law, legal assistant, paralegal,
real estate) and Medical Academy
(medical services)


Haines City High: ACES, Acad-
emy of Children's and Educational
Studies (childcare and early child-
hood education)
Kathleen High (Lakeland):
Criminal Justice, Law and Career
Academy (criminal justice, law
enforcement and pre-law studies)
and Construction Academy (build-
ing construction)
Lake Gibson High: Academy
of Business and Technology
(accounting, business administra-
tion, Web and digital design),
Finance Academy (financial plan-
ning) and a Medical Academy
(medical services)
Lake Region High (Eagle
Lake): Imagination, Inc. (market-
ing, advertising and graphic design)
Lakeland High: Academy of


FMSHS Band concert Thursday, May 10


Band Director
announces
Spring Concert

The public is invited to attend
the Frostproof Middle/Senior High
School's annual Spring Band Con-
cert at the Frostproof Performing
Arts Center Thursday, May 10, at
7:30PM. The bands are under the
leadership of Thomas W. Coffman,
Director of Bands.
The first year students' perform-
ance will include "Regal March"
and "Montego Bay" by Eldridge,


"Old Joe Clark" and "Skip to My
Lou" by Kinyon.
Euphonium soloist; Natalie St.
Maria, will be featured performing
"Sonata in F Minor" by Telemann.
Natalie, a Frostproof High School
junior, received a Superior rating at
the Florida State Solo Competition.
The Middle School Advanced
Band will present "March of the
Irish Guard" by Polyhar and a col-
lection of classical selections,
"Saturday at the ,Symphony" by
O'Reilly. Tuba soloist, Todd
Daniels will perform with the
band "Egotistical Elephant" by
Hartzel. A "Norwegian Folk Song


Suite" by Erickson followed by
John Kinyon's "Songs of the Sea"
will conclude the Middle School
Advanced Band's performance.
The Middle School Advanced
Band was most successful in its dis-
trict contest Music Performance
Analysis at Winter Haven High
School March 15 by being award
Excellent ratings by all judges.
Nanoa Hana'Lei will perform a
marimba solo, "Furioso and Valse
in D Minor" by Earl Hatch. Nanoa,
a Frostproof senior, was awarded
an Excellent rating in the Florida
State Solo Competition.
The Frostproof High School


Concert Band received an Excel-
lent rating at its Music Perfor-
mance Analysis District Competi-
tion on March 9 in Mulberry. They
will perform "Dance from Four
Shaker Songs" by Ticheli, "York-
shire Ballad" by Barnes and
"March Juno" by Stewart. They
will conclude the program with
"A Hymn for Band" by Stuart and
the exciting "Double Eagle" con-
cert march by Edmondson.
Everyone is encouraged to sup-
port these musicians by attending
this free public concert on May 10
at 7:30PM.


Tim Craig is honored as WSC 2007 Professor of the Year


Arts, Design and Teclh llogy (graph-
ic arts and multi-i nedia desigil)
Mulberry High : Automotive
Technology (automotive repair and
maintenance)
Ridge Community High(Dav-
enport): Engineering Technology
Academy (engineering, drafting)
and a Medical Academy (medical
services)
Additionally, Tenoroc High
(Auburndale/Lakeland) will open
a Power Academy when the
school opens in August 2008. This
academy's focus will tie-in wilh


the utilities industries. A B1rilght
I-louse Networks Cononunica-
tions Academy is also proposed. A
high school site and the date lor
the launch of the Bright I louse
Academy is undetermined.
Students, parents and commnu-
nity members interested ii learniii ig
more about each academy can call
the schools and ask for more infor-
mation. They can also contact Sere-
na Peeler at (863) 519-8274 for fur-
-ther information on the school
district's career and professional
academy y initiative.


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Tim Craig receives the 2007 Professor of the Year Award from
Dr. Bill Rigel, Executive Vice President and Academic Dean,
Warner Southern College.


LAKE WALES, Fla. Tim
Craig, Assistant Professor of
Communication, is Warner
Southern's Professor of the Year
for 2007. Dr. Bill Rigel, Executive
Vice President, made the presen-
tation during Awards Chapel on
April 17. Professor Craig was
selected for this honor by his col-
leagues, students and the admin-
istration of the college. "I am
humbled and honored to receive
this award from my peers, the
students and the administration.
God has been so graceful to me
by allowing me to be in a work
situation where I am valued,
directed and helped along by
professionals who demonstrate
their care for students and this
school every day. I love what I do
and I hope it shows," Professor
Craig said.
Tim Craig teaches in the Com-
munication Arts Department. He
joined the faculty at Warner
Southern College in 1998. He
holds a B.A. from Warner South-
ern and a M.A. from the University


of South Florida. He is currently
undergoing doctoral studies with
Regent University.
Tim and wife, Christine and
son, Thomas, live in Lakeland.
Professors of the Year qualify
for national honors through the
U. S. Professors of the Year Pro-
gram sponsored by the Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement
of Teaching and Council for the
Advancement and Support of
Education.
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Christian liberal arts college
founded in 1968, is located five'
miles south of Lake Wales, Florida
at 13895 Hwy. 27.
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PCSO honors many at Annual Award ceremony


Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd
presented the Members of the
Year 2006 awards to the Deputy
Sheriff, Detention Deputy, Civil-
ian, Reserve Deputy, and Volun-
teer of the Year, during the PCSO
Annual Awards ceremony at Nora
Mayo Hall in Winter Haven Tues-
day night, May 1, 2007. Sheriff
Judd also presented several other
awards of distinction.
The ceremony (this year's
theme was "Above and Beyond")
began with a video tribute to slain
Deputy Sheriff Matt Williams and
K-9 DiOGi, who were killed in the
line of duty on Sept. 28, 2006. Matt
Williams' widow, Nancy, and
three children, Christopher,
Jimmy, and Amanda, were then
presented with the Sheriff's Cita-
tion, the Polk County Sheriff's
Office's highest honor bestowed,
on Matt's behalf. Matt Williams
was also awarded the Medal of
Honor and a Purple Heart Medal
posthumously, and DiOGi was
posthumously awarded the
Canine Medal of Distinction.
Deputy Sheriff of the Year 2006
was awarded to Deputy Sheriff
Doug Speirs, for his bravery dur-
ing the fatal shooting of D/S Matt
Williams by suspect Angilo Free-
land on September 28, 2006. An
excerpt from his award reads:
When faced with imminent


danger and bodily harm, Deputy
Speirs stood his ground, firing at
the killer in an attempt to protect
his fallen comrade. Wounded and
unable to effectively navigate the
terrain, Deputy Speirs knew the
best course of action was to seek
help for himself and the canine
team and direct law enforcement
to find the suspect. Deputy Speirs
limped and then crawled his way
through the rugged terrain to seek
help. When assistance arrived,
Deputy Speirs had to be ordered
into an ambulance to receive med-
ical treatment, though he wanted
to go with the search team to find
Deputy Williams. While being
treated for his gunshot wound
Deputy Speirs provided the much-
needed information that led a
search team to Deputy Williams
and his devoted partner, DiOGi."
Doug was also presented
with a Purple Heart Medal for his
outstanding performance and
serious injuries sustained in the
line of duty.
Detention Deputy of the Year
2006 was awarded to Detention
Deputy Donald Kurns, for his
dependable, professional, and
high-quality services provided
year-round as a member of the
Jail Transportation Unit. Deten-
tion Deputy Kurns is also a certi-
fied Detention Training Instructor


and has been a member of the
Detention Disturbance Team
since 1993. Deputy Kurns,
through his coaching of the Lake-
land Mid-Florida youth football
league, is a positive mentor and
role model for kids in the commu-
nity, and exemplifies the commit-
ment to excellence that the
agency strives to uphold.
Civilian of the Year 2006 was
presented to Eric Marlow, PCSO's
Chief Mechanic. During 2006, Eric
was personally responsible for
saving the agency $72,000 with
his adaptation of the trunk securi-
ty devices that are put into each
patrol car. Last year, Eric also
redesigned Fleet Operations in
order to enhance customer serv-
ice, and formulated a plan to
make more efficient use of the
Fleet facilities. His input was also
integral to the agency's decision
to purchase Chevrolet Impalas,
instead of Ford Crown Victorias,
at a cost savings of $2,600 per
vehicle, and ongoing gas mileage
cost savings. Eric's leadership,
dedication, and loyalty, stand as
an example for all to follow.
Reserve Deputy Sheriff of the'
Year 2006 was presented to
Reserve Deputy Sheriff Robert
Cerat. Reserve D/S Cerat retired
from the Broward County Sher-
iff's Office after 30 years of service


and began working as a reserve
deputy at PCSO's Animal Control
Section in February 2006. Reserve
Deputy Cerat worked on average
15 cases a month, using his foren-
sic detective skills to help with the
seizures of abused animals and
the prosecution of animal cruelty
cases. His dependability and dedi-
cation to the Animal Control Sec-
tion and his positive attitude have
proven invaluable.
Volunteer of the Year 2006, a
new award this year, was award-
ed to Richard "Dick" Fearnow.
Dick Fearnow began his volunteer
career with Polk County Sheriff's
Office on May 12, 2003. Since that
time he has served as the supervi-
sor over the Seniors vs. Crime
office. Seniors vs. Crime is a part-
nership between the Polk County
Sheriff's Office and the Office of
Attorney General for the State of
Florida, assisting senior citizens
who have become victims of
fraud or unprofessional business
practices. During 2006, 123 cases
were reviewed by the Seniors vs.
Crimes volunteers. As a result of
Dick Fearnow's volunteer leader-
ship, more than $21,000 in funds
were recovered for citizens, and a
total of 1,435 volunteer hours
were donated to this cause last
year. Dick Fearnow's commit-
ment to the citizens of Polk Coun-


Church Directory


Christian Fellowship
Assembly
Pastors Wendell and Thelma
Gandy
16 East First Street, Frostproof.
Service times are Sunday
School 10 a.m. Sunday Worship
11 a.m., Sunday Evening 6 p.m.
and Wednesday Evening 7:30
p.m.
For more information please
call 635-6944.
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.
For more information call 863-
635-3603.
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.


Upcoming Polk County School Board Events


Teacher Job Fair
More than 500 teacher candi-
dates have pre-registered to
attend a Teacher Job Fair on Fri-
day, May 11, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the Lakeland Center exhibit hall,
701 West Lime.Street. Teaching
candidates will meet with
school district and individual
school personnel during the fair
to learn about teaching opportu-
nities in the 2007-2008 school
year. Information: Annissa Wil-
falk, (863) 519-8036.


Charter School
meeting
A meeting will be held May 16
for all persons interested in
learning about the application
process to open a new charter
school in Polk County. The meet-
ing is considered essential for
any groups planning to submit
an application to start a new
charter school.
The meeting will be held
Wednesday, May 16, 1 p.m. in


the superintendent's conference
room of the school district
administrative office, 1915 South
Floral Avenue, Bartow.
Contact the school district's
Office of Magnet, Choice and
Charter Schools at (863) 534-
0625 to register for this meeting
or for further information on the
charter application process and
deadline.
The deadline to receive char-
ter school applications for the
2008-2009 school year is August


1, 2007, 5 p.m.
Attendees at the May 16
meeting will also learn about
school board policies regarding
charter schools and require-
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senior population is exemplary.
Other medals of distinction
presented during the ceremony:
Medals of Valor were present-
ed to: Sgt. Andrew Williams, D/S
David Clements, D/S Billy
Osborne, D/S Michael Parker, D/S
Kevin Loder, Detective Deva Ven-
rick, D/D Terry Brown, D/D
Matthew Chovan, Bailiff Stephen
Wood, LPD Officers Sgt. Jeff Bird-
well and Jose Bosque;
Meritorious Service Medals
were presented to: Lt. Roger
Robinson, Sgt. Kevin Marshall,
D/D Matthew Chovan, Sgt. Ron-
nie Brown, Sgt. Gerald Dorman,
Bailiff Anton Striz, D/S Richard
Caldwell, D/S James Scarbor-
ough, D/D Barry Berman, D/D


Mark MacFawn, Jr., Ms. Gwinnell
Brant, Ms. Cassandra Denmark,
Mr. Ken Grimes, Mr. Scott Wilder,
Captain Mike Allen, Captain Kurt
Lockwood, Mr. Nick Staszko, Sgt.
Ricky Reese, Sgt. Dan Pennell,
D/S Sharon Rawson, Ms. Diane
Dodge, Lt. Garry James, Detec-
tive Sandra Scherer, Sgt. Christen
Shea, D/S Anthony Allaire;
Purple Heart Medals were
presented to: D/S Matt Williams
(posthumously), D/S Marc New-
som, D/S Doug Speirs.
Runners-up for Members of
the Year: Detective Theresa
Edmistion, Detective Timothy
Sanders, D/S Tammy Wagner,
D/D Barry Berman, Bailiff Anton
Striz, Ms. Karen Evans, Ms. Chris-
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IRS Auction Sale! Nice mobile
home lot in Barefoot Bay
near Indian River south of
Melbourne; sale date
5/24/2007 at 10 a.m. Prop-
erty location and sale site:
200 Calico Court, Barefoot
Bay, FL. Visit www.irs-
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850)445-4625 for more in-
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CEMETERY LOTS (3): Silver
Hill Cemetery in Frostproof,
FL. $1350 for all or will sell
separately. 863-635-5002


BABY HAMSTERS: Free To
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area
BASSETT HOUND- male, 3 yrs
old, to good home only,
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KITTENS- 1 male, 1 female,
5 1/2 weeks old, to good
homes (863)634-9017
KITTENS- 3, Black, 8 weeks
old. Ready to go!
(863)467-6864
KITTENS, 3 orange females &
1 black male, 8 weeks old.
To good homes.
(863)675-7963
PUPPIES, 7 weeks old, Golden
Retriever Mixed, to good
homes. (863)467-6651
PUPPIES, Mixed breed, will be
large dogs, 8 weeks old, to
good homes only.
(863)675-7963
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 5-45
Carpets. Rugs 550
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Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
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Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
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Television.'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AC UNITS (3) Frigidaire,
2) 5K BTU & (1) 1OK BTU.
I like brand new! $275 for
all, '..i :,-p. (863)946-1284
AIR CONDITIONERS, 2, Win-
dow Units. $100. for both,
will sep. (954)237-4846
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER:
Package unit, with heat, 07
model. $1650.
561-447-0339


BARBIE- '1960, & accesso-
ries. $1000. (863)509-3028
LaBelle area


CHEST FREEZER, Hotpoint, 15
cu. ft., w/3 basket shelves,
$65. (863)467-1530
DISHWASHER, Kenmore:
Works well. $75
(863)946-3822
RANGE, GE: Electric, White,
Like new. $75.
(863)612-5676
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
(863)946-3822
REFRIGERATOR, Like new,
paid $450 at Lowes in Sept.,
asking $325 (863)675-4689
WASHER & DRYER, GE, 8
mos. old, pd $1500, asking
$450. (863)673-4220
WASHER & DRYER, GE, Super
capacity, 2 yrs. old. $350
(863)885-1314


GIRL'S HUFFY: 12", excellent
condition. $15. Call
863-357-0223 after 7pm.



PLYWOOD- (50 sheets) $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area


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
888)393-0335 code 24.
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COMM IRON & IRONING TA-
BLE- asking $300
(863)763-5323


BASEBALL & FOOTBALL
CARD COLLECTION- includ-
ing price guides $100 or
best offer (863)824-3358
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627
MITCHELL MOUSER: 8mm,
bolt action rifle, all matching
numbers. Great for collec-
tors! $350.863-467-1958



DELL B110 w/ Processor, CD,
DVD Player & Burner, 2
spkrs. & photo printer. 1 yr.
old. $500 (239)634-2478
DELL COMPUTER SYS: Pen-
tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
board, mouse & speakers.
$249. (863)517-2782 Tony
LAPTOP- Gateway, 3400+
processor, 80 gig, AC adapt.
case, new in Oct '06, $500
(863)467-4677



COMFORTER SET, Queen,
moon & stars, with rug. $50
(863)801-4620


ANTIQUE HUTCH: Beautiful,
mission style. No glass
doors but top shelves for
plates. $175. 863-824-0945
ARMOIRE: Beautiful, large,
black, mirrored. $200 nego-
tiable. 863-675-2959
BAR & STOOLS (6): Butcher
block top & white cabinets
underneath. $125 for all.
863-634-4540
BED FRAME: Metal, universal,
double to California King.
$30, 863-634-7905
BED: King size, new condition.
Remodeling, must sell! Only
$300!863-675-2959
BEDROOM SET, Queen, 2
large dressers, mattress &
box springs. $450
(863)885-1314
DINING ROOM SET, Black, ta-
ble, 4 chairs, china cabinet.
Paid $3000, asking $1000
(863)673-2726
DINING ROOM SET: Table, 6
chairs (2 Captain chairs), 1
leaf, pedestal. $400 for all.
Call 863-634-8863.
DINING ROOM TABLE oval
shaped, w/leaf, 6 chairs,
asking $300/best offer.
(863)610-2946.
DINING/RM TABLE- Oval
shaped, w/leaf, 6 chairs,
asking $300 or best offer.
Call (863)610-0219
END TABLES (2), Wooden.
$25 (863)357-3106
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER:
Large, holds up to 32: TV.
Has shelves and DVD / CD
holders. $50. 863-697-2813
GLIDER/ROCKER, Brown,
beige. $45. (863)801-4620
HEADBOARD, Queen size, $25
(863)357-3106
MERMAID TABLE SET- 3pc,
Mediterranean style, coffee
& 2 ends, very unique, $350
(863)763-5323
SECTIONAL: Leather, hunter
green, very good condition!
250. 863-697-2813


PARSONS CHAIRS- 2, Con-
temporary. Florida colors
Aqua, Pink & Cream Exc.
cond. $50. (863)467-8681
PUB TABLE W/ 2 STOOLS-
asking $40 (863)467-8924
SOFA SLEEPER- Queen Anne,
Queen size, Floral print.
Matching Loveseat & coffee
table. $250. (863)357-3773
TWIN LOFT BED- w/slide ask-
ing $50 (863)467-8960



GOLF CART: 4 wheel, side
curtains, windshield. $850.
Call 863-634-3394 after
7:00 pm.
YAMAHA GOLF CART- '97,
Elec, new batteries, garage
kept, many extras $1350
(863)824-2280


GUN CABINET- Knotty pine,
holds 8 rifles, ammo storage
in bottom, side shelf, locks
$100(863)763-4643
PELLET RIFLE- Benjamin
Sheridan, High power, Like
new. $80. (772)461-8822
RIFLE: All original AK47. Call
for details. $550
(863)467-1958
SHOTGUN- 870 30" barrel 3"
Magnum 12 gauge pump.
$400. Firm. (863)674-9964
SUPER SCOPE: Orion 127 mm
(5") overture Star Max w/
case. $500. / trade for brand
name pistol. 863-447-3409



HEALTH RIDER: Total Body
Aerobic Fitness. New condi-
tion, asking $150.
(863)983-4940
WEIGHT BENCH- Cross bow,
Paid $900. asking $400. or
best offer. (863)467-4566
WEIGHT MACHINE- Dual sta-
tion, With cable weights & leg
press. Excellent condition.
$250. Neg. (863)357-3773



MICROWAVE OVEN: Kenmore.
$25. 863-634-4540


NECKLACE & BRACELET- Tif-
fany Toggle Hart Tag, with
ift bag pouches & boxes.
300. Firm. (772)461-8822





ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR: Med-
ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
only $1000. 863-357-5988
POWER CHAIR, Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc. cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1600 (863)763-6907
SCOOTER: Electric, Like new.
$600. (954)237-4846


AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387.
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided if
qualified. Call
(866)858-2121 www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
MASSAGE SPA: Portable,
seats 3, 4 jets. $500. Call
863-763-0141 after 5:30 pm
or leave message.


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.
WANTED: 10 HOMES To
Show Off Our New Lifetime
Exterior Paint. Call Now to
see if your home qualifies.
8 0 0 ) 9 6 1 8 5 4 7 .
Lic.#CBC010111)



DRUMS: Gibraltar dib bass
pedal, 4 boom stands, 6
cymbals & much more!
$1500 neg. 863-697-6132
PIANO, Spinet, Winter & Co.
with bench, $400 or best Of-
fer. (863)467-2746


AQUARIUM, 90 gal. with alot
of access. Nice wood stand.
$400 (302)634-2378 or af-
ter 5 at (302)357-3092
BLOODHOUND/RED BONED
MIXED, Male, 18 mths, great
nose, $250 (863)763-0356
BULLDOG/REDNOSE MIX-
Mother & pups. If interested
pups will be ready in 4 wks.
(863)202-6816 Clewiston
CHIHUAHUA, black/tan, male,
9 wks. old. $230.
(863)675-2541 (days) Barb
LaBelle area.

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CHIHUAHUA PUPS, 2 Fe-
males, 8 wks., shots, vet
certificate. $400. each. Cash
only. (863)357-0037
DOG HOUSE: 4x8, off ground,
pressure treated, wired
sides. $100.863-763-7598
JACK RUSSEL PUP- 7mos
old, housebroken, $100
(863)763-8367
JACK RUSSELL TERRIER:
Male, 10 yrs, gets along w/
kids & other dogs. To good
home only! 561-996-7046
MALE PUG- has papers, need
to sell immediately $500 or
best offer (863)634-3292
PIT PUPPIES (5): Red nose.
2f, 3m. Kerr & Bull Mastifs
also. Some are bob tail.
863-302-4001 or 302-4002
RED NOSE PIT BULL PUP- full
blooded, asking $75
863)763-0367 or
863)801-9494
REDBONE COONHOUND
PUPS, UKC, Purple ribbon
bred, Health cert. included.
$250 each. (863)467-4149
SHIH-TZU PUPS, AKC Fe-
males, parents on premises.
Will be ready on 4/30. $700
each. (863)228-7230
YORKIES, For Sale. 4 males.
Will be ready May 5. $500.
(863)467-4337



Demo Homesites Wanted
Now! In selected areas! For
the New Kayak Pool The
above ground pool with in-
ground features. Save $ with
this unique opportunity. Free
Estimates/FAST INSTALLA-
TION/EZ Financing. Call
(866)348-7560.
HOT TUB: 2003, Excalibar
spa, with cover. $500.
863-673-1981


COMPOUND BOW- Camo,
Precision Edge series
1000C, Used $70. For more
info call (863)447-9127
POOL TABLE- Good condition.
$150. (863)697-2025 or
(863)357-1626


TELEVISION- Color, 13", ask-
ing $25 (863)467-8924


DRILL- 3/4", Super Hole
Shooter, $600 new, sell for
$300 firm (772)807-0541
PLASMA CUTTER- Dayto-
na,110 volt. Cuts 3/16 steel.
Excellent condition. $525.
(863)357-5754
WELDER, Lincoln Electric
175, Tig Welder. Like new
used only 3 hrs. Pd. $1700,
Sell = $1000 863-634-9645


ARCADE- Stand up, mortal
Kombat. Good cond. Good
screen & sound. Set on free
play $600. (863)673-3513



DIRT DEVIL VAC CLEANER-
swivel glide, easy push, 7
settings, hose attachment
$20 neg (863)673-3076

Agriculture

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Christmas Trees .45
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed. Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous a15
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 8-40
Landscaping
Supplies 8-15
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry- Supplies 860
Seeds,'Plants -
Flowers 865



APPALOOSA GELDING- ask-
ing $700 (863)763-0367
(863)801-9494
QUARTER HORSE- Female,
5yrs old, greenbroke, gentle,
loves children, $900
(863)763-3899
QUARTER HORSE, Mare, 4 yrs
old, great disposition. Comes
w/companion (sheep).
$2000. (561)798-3674



BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some
work. $100.863-675-1816
DIESEL TRACTOR: 180 Mas-
sey Ferguson. $2500.
863-634-7706
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 Briggs & Strat-
ton, runs great, used 24 hrs.
$500 neg. 863-675-1816
RIDING MOWER- 18.5 '5 42"
cut. Tip-Top shape. $350.
(863)697-9884
RIDING MOWER- Murray '03,
42" cut, $500
(863)983-4940
RIDING MOWER: Murray,
18/2 HP 46" twin cut, new
blades. $400. 863-763-6073
RIDING MOWER: Poulan,
17Hp, 42" cut. $475 or best
offer 863-261-1750
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
8HR- 30" cut, electric start.
Asking $400. 863-467-2446
RIDING MOWER: Weed Eater,
2005, 12.5 HP, 38" cut.
$400 or best offer.
863-261-1750
SMOKER GRILL- on trailer,
asking $2000
(863)697-6222
VACUUM / CHIPPER: Yard
Man, 6HP, like new. $395
561-758-4337


HEADSTALL, & breast collar,
with Swarovski crystals &
cow hyde, paid $500, asking
$250 (863)697-0497


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Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Renm 145
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$32,000! Only $254/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy 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 Listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5853.
Never Rent Again! Buy,
3BR/2BA $16,000! Only
$199/Mo! 2BR $15,000! 5%
down 20years 8%. HUD
Homes Available! For listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5796.


OKEECHOBEE, Smoker ok,
must like dogs & cats. Cable
included. $400/mo. & sec.
Internet neg. (772)214-0600
ROOMMATE WANTED
to share 2br/2ba, outside of
LaBelle. References required.
Call 863-517-1518
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A 5/BR HUD! $39,900! Only
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down 20 years @ 8% APR.
For listings call
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Recreation



Boats 300s
Campers. RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport VehiclesATVs 3035



ALUM 14' V BOTTOM- 18hp
motor, trailer, excellent con-
dition, $1450
(863)697-6149
ALUMINUM BOAT, 14ft, heavy
duty trailer, nice shape. $895
(863)635-3465
BASS BOAT, 2000, 283 Stra-
tus Vindicator w/175 hp John-
son. Tournament Rigged.
$11,500. 863-763-2957
oeorgene34974@yahoo.com
CANOE, Mohawk, 17', $125.
(863)467-1530


CAT-TYPE, 24', Alum. haul,
custom built, 130 hp Evinrude,
designed for fishing in shallow
water, $8500 (863)675-2318
LIGHTSEY COMM CAT FISH
BOAT 16'- orig Lightsey hull,
40hp Evinrude, drive on trir,
$1350 (863)763-8367 Iv ms
MERCURY 150, V6 POWER-
HEAD, good midsection,
w/hydraulics, $250.
(863)674-0375
PONTOON BOAT: '89 Lowe,
18.9ft long, trolling motor, live-
well, fishfinder, 50hp Johnson.
$1750 firm! (863)357-6709
SAIL BOAT: Hobie Cat, 14
feet, excellent condition.
$450. 863-467-4328
STAMAS: 21ft, cuddy cabin,
235HP Evinrude, dual axle
trailer. Clean, solid & runs
good. $2499. 863-467-7415


DODGE WINNEBAGO: 1977,
handy man's special! $1000.
561-902-7149
FOR SALE BY OWNER: Pur-
chased in 2006, New in
2005. Cardinal 35 Ft. 5th
Wheel. Completely loaded.
Like new! Only pulled 600
mis. Paid $50,000+ will
sacrifice price. Must see to
appreciate. Call for appoint-
ment. 863-763-6677 Day,
863-467-0603 Evening or
863-634-8732 Cell.
RV- '93 Jayco Eagle 5th
Wheel. Super slide, Many
new upgrades. Nice cond.
$7500. Neg. (863)447-1836
SUMMER BREEZE- 55+ RV
park, don't leave town with-
out seeing this one!, 1 br
w/6x10 closet, 1 full ba, New
refrig, enclosed Florida
Room $4500. Call today
(772)663-3318
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ly Payment Prices- #1 Win-
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CHATTEAU: 2002, 311/2 ft, ful-
ly loaded, very good condi-
tion. $15,500. Call Frank
Ottaviano at 863-517-1925.
FIFTH WHEEL: 2001, 29 ft, 2
slides, sleeps 6, entertainment
center. Reduced to $9900 or
best offer. Labelle:
863-675-1098 on weekdays
or 234-8050 on weekends.


TROLLING MOTOR- 67 lb
thrust, 24 volt, Great White,
completely rebuilt, $350 or
best offer (863)467-6960



OUTBOARD MOTOR- 20 hp
Mercury. Good compression
but needs some repair.
$250. (863)447-6780


HONDA CB350 1973, 4 cyl.,
Excellent condition. $1000.
(863)634-5421
HONDA SHADOW VT600 '03,
1 Owner, female, 17K mls.,
Excellent condition. Blue.
$3800 neg. (772)215-0316
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER-
Stand up, single. Call for in-
fo. $1500. (863)467-8292
SCAFFOLD: On Motorcycle
trailer, two story. $1000 neg.
863-697-2434



GO KART: Scorpion, large size
with roll bars. Like new, less
than 15 hours. $500.
863-824-0945
HONDA RECON: 250
4-wheeler, '03, green. Great
shape. Only $2200.
(863)697-0424
HONDA RANCHER ES 2004,
Low hours. Excellent condi-
tion. $2500. or best offer.
(863)675-6568
JOHN DEERE GATOR- ATV,
Pretty good shape. $2250.
863-634-4758
SUN-DELL 4 WHEELER- '06,
150cc, auto. w/reverse.
$1200. (863)673-2314
SUZUKI OZARK 250 '05- runs
great, $1500 (863)763-8526
YAMAHA GRIZZLY 660 '02-
ITP tires & rims, winch, new
brakes, just serviced, $5000
(863)357-7075



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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 40i0
Construction
Equipment 1025
Foreign Cars 40 3A
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

Autoobie s

$500 Police Impounds! Cars
From $500! Tax Repos, US
Marshal and IRS sales! Cars,
Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's,
Honda's, Chevy's, morel For
listings Call (800)425-1730
x2384.
Acura Integra 1994 $700! Po-
lice Impounds for Sale! Hon-
da Civic 1992 $500! More
Cars available Now, For list-
ings Call (800)366-9813 x
9275.
CADILLAC: 1987, runs. $500
or best offer. Call Shane at
863-673-8396.
CADILLAC BRAUGHMAN-'90,
89K orig. mi., 3.7, V-8, NA/C,
All pwr, Clean motor, $2500.
(863)763-3423/801-3312
CAMERO RS- '97, Cony. Runs,
Needs brakes & exhaust
work. Top needs minor re-
pair. $2000. (863)673-3513
CHEVY CAMARO Z28 '83,
Runs good. $575 or best of-
fer. (863)673-3750
CHEVY LUMINA '97- 1 owner
Low mileage. Excellent con-
dition, $3200
(863)467-1825
CHEVY MALIBU '97- 1 owner,
Low mileage. Excellent con-
dition. $3100
(863)467-1825
DODGE INTREPID: 1996,
great shape. Moving, must
sell. $1500.863-302-4001
DODGE NEON '98, $1500 or
best offer. (863)885-1708
FORD ESCORT '97, Good on
gas, lots of new parts, runs
good, cold a/c. $2000 or
best offer. (561)261-4923
FORD MUSTANG '97, 3.8 V6,
standard shift, $4000 or best
offer. (863)634-7914


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FORD MUSTANG LS- '93, 4
cyl, 80K original miles.
$1000. (305)731-7111
FORD TAURUS SES '01, A/C,
P/S, P/W, C/C, FM/CASS, 4
Wheel ABS, Great on gas.
$3800. (863)467-0094
FORD THUNDERBIRD '93-
needs some work, $1000 or
best offer (252)218-0943
HYUNDIA SCOUPE- '95, A/C
works, Needs front end
alignment. $700.
(863)467-7721
MAZDA 626, 1999- good con-
dition, needs transmission,
over 100K miles, $2500
(863)357-1626 / 697-2025
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE '03-
great gas mileage, auto, exc
cond. low miles, 1 owner,
$8900 neg (407)256-2976,
Police Impounds for Sale!
Honda Civic 1992 $500!
Chevy Pickup 1994 $500!
Ford Mustang 1993 $900!
For listings Call
(800)366-9813 Ext.9271.
PONTIAC FIREBIRD: 1984,
needs work. $1000.
561-902-7149
PONTIAC SUNBIRD LE '90- 4
cyl, 4dr, auto, AC runs
great, gas saver, $1200
(772)465-0708 Ft Pierce



CHEVY S10 BLAZER, '88, 4.3
mtr., motor runs good,
$1400. (863)763-8201
FORD BRONCO- '79, 400 big
block, 6" lift, 110 rear. Dual
5" upstacks. Runs great.
$1000. (863)634-0305
SILVERADO '03, LS3500, Ext.
cab, Vortec 8100 V8, Allison
5spd. auto., loaded, low miles,
$20,000 (863)675-2648


ALUMINUM WHEELS- 4, for
'2000 Mustang. W/ good
205/65/R15 tires. $225.
(863)447-6780
DODGE INTREPID '98, For
parts, everything is good ex-
cept motor. $600
(863)634-6235
DODGE RAM 50 1989, For
parts. $200. (863)824-0406
FACTORY RUNNING
BOARDS- Off of '08 Super
Duty Ford Crew Cab (King
Ranch). $600. (863)763-5881
FORD 302 MOTOR- High out-
put, runs good, $600 or best
offer (863)983-2255


CHEVY 1500 PU '89- use for
parts or repair, needs steer-
ing column, $700
(863)983-2255
CHEVY 2500- '94, 4x4, Ext
cab. Runs, but needs work.
$1000. or best offer.
(863)763-3428
CHEVY S10, '98, reg. cab, 5
spd., runs good, cold a/c,
$2500.(863)509-8179 ask
for Kristin
DODGE PICKUP: 1996, ex-
tended cab, cold ac, 18"
rims. $2500 or best offer.
863-532-1654.
FORD DUALLY F350 '90, Sin-
gle cab, needs battery & al-
ternator. $1000
(863)697-2434
FORD F350: '00, dly, 7.3 die-
sel, auto, ac, long bed, tow
pkg, Ithr, stereo. Looks & runs
great! $18,600. 954-328-8627
FORD F350: DUALLY '90, Sin-
gle cab, needs alternator &
battery. $1500 neg.
(863)763-3451
GMC 1/2 TON- 92', 4x4, Auto.,
350 eng. Short wheel base.
Pwr win/locks. Cold A/C.
$3800. (863)610-0984
TRUCK TOPPER- 2000 Toyota
Tundra, asking $500 or best
offer (863)673-3076


RIMS & TIRES- 17", 5 lug,
asking $400 (863)673-2314
RIMS: 20", chrome, Alba
wheels, Needs 2 tires & cen-
ter caps. $500 or best offer.
(863)261-5022
RIMS (4)- 13" Knock off wire
rims, $100 or best offer
(863)763-8261 leave mes-
sage
STEEL WHEELS (4): White-
wall, 225. $150 for all.
863-528-4444
SUPER SWAMPER IROCS (4),
36x14x16. Good buggy tires.
$175 or best offer.
(863)763-2476
TIRES, 305/65/17 Pro Comp
Extreme AlT. Brand new. All
4 for $750. Call
(863)697-6257
TOYOTA 4X4 PARTS- 20R
Motor, 4 spd trans. & transfer
case. 4x4 front end. Works
good. $600. (561)644-4840
TURBO 350- with 203 Trans-
fer case, $300 or best of-
fer(863)697-3094
WHEELS & TIRES (6): Alcoa,
16" fits 88 97 Dually. $450.
863-528-4444


Florida history: The Menge Brothers' last canal


By MaryAnn Morris
Editor's note Note: Around the
turn of the century, the Menge
Brothers, J. Fred, Joseph and Con-
rad, were employed by the Disston
Company to build the necessary
dredges (after their father, Anton
Menge's patented design) and
then to dig the canals needed to
lower the level of Lake Okee-
chobee and drain the surrounding
marshes so that the rich soil could
be turned in to profitable farms.
They channeled out the Caloosa-
hatchee River to connect to the
lake (Three Mile Canal); then dug
another canal so that the wood
needed to fire the enormous
machine was readily accessible
(Nine Mile Canal).

Then they started digging the first
canal to the south after carefully
checking to see whether or not any
rock lay below the swampy surface.
The following account was writ-
ten by Conrad Menge in 1947.
After digging the two cross
canals, the dredge was dismantled
again and towed down to Ritta
River by a little stern wheel steam-
boat called "The Rosalie."
We started digging the canal
from Ritta River south during the
latter part of 1888. After dredging
about 12 or 13 miles, we ran into a
rock ledge and the canal was aban-
doned. This canal became known
as Thirteen-Mile Canal.
This was the last canal dug by
the Menge brothers in this region.
The dredge was dismantled and
put on barge for shipment back to
Kissimmee. During the trip across
Lake Okeechobee, a storm came
up suddenly and the dredge broke
loose from the tow boar. It sank in
Lake Okeechobee and was never
located again. This ended the early
dredging done in the region.
My brother and I dug all the
canals in the vicinity of Lake Okee-
chobee. We did not work on any of
the canal projects that went to the
east coast from the Everglades
region and we were not connected
with the St. Cloud operations on
the Kissimmee River.
It was quite a problem to move
the dredge across the lake to a new
location. The dredge wasn't very
seaworthy and couldn't be handled
by the tow boat at all in even a mod-
erate breeze. Towing was always
done at night because there was
very little wind on the lake between
sundown and sunrise. The dredges
were towed to location by small
steamboats. We used three of these
during the course of our work as
tenders for towing wood barges
and for hauling supplies as well as
for towing the dredge.
The names of all the boats and
dredges used on the original job
wee:
(a) Menge Patented Dredge this
was the first dredge used. It was
worn out on the job and was aban-
doned in Lake Hicpoochee in 1888.
(b) The Gopher this small stern
wheel steamer about 25 feet long
was used to haul wood and to get


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This map of the Lake Okeechobee area shows that the dredging has begun: Three Canal,
Nine Mile Canal and Thirteen Mile Canal, dug by the Menge brothers are shown. Since the
settlement which was "Sand Point" is shown as "Clewiston."


Recollections

A series about Florida's
pioneers and history


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supplies for the dredge. It was the
first tender used on the job and was
out of commission in 1888.
(c) Mamie this was a small
steamboat (propeller drive) about
25 feet long. It was the second of
the three tenders used on the job.
(d) New Dredge Built in Kissim-
mee this dredge was built by the
Disston Company in 1888. It did not
have a name. It sank in Lake Okee-
chobee in 1890.
(e) Rosalie this was as small
stern wheel steamboat about 45
feet long, the largest of the three
tenders we had on the job. The
boat, named after Captain Rose's
daughter, was brought down from
Kissimmee. Captain Rose was the
general manager for the Disston
Company. It was the boat we used
to tow the dredge to Ritta Island
after the two small side canals were
dug across the main canal west of
Lake Hicpoochee.


Courtesy photo/Florida Archives
Coffee Mill Hammock was located along the Caloosahatchee


River about eight miles above
back over 100 years.
(f) Hamilton Disston this was a
two-deck stern wheel steamer
about 75 feet long. Its home port
was Kissimmee and it was used to
bring officials of the company
down to look over the progress of
the work
Kraemer Island in Lake Okee-
chobee was named after James M.
Kraemer, engineer for the Disston
Company. I do not know how
Observation, Ritta and Torry
Islands got their names.
I do not know how Fort Thomp-
son got its name originally. I


Ft. Thompson. Its name goes

remember someone telling me
that a person found an old rusty
coffee mill on the high ground of
the hammock east of Fort Thomp-
son and that this is the way Coffee
Mill Hammock got its name. This
place was known as Coffee Mill
Hammock long before I came to
Florida in 1886."
Source: "Early dredging in the
Lake Okeechobee region" By Con-
rad Menge, Sept. 28, 1947.
Mary AnnMorris
may be reachedvia email at
mmorris@newszap.com.


Scammers claim to



be from Red Cross


The American Red Cross is
warning consumers that scam
artists are illegally using the Red
Cross name.
On Wednesday, May 2, a Polk
County American Red Cross vol-
unteer received a strange phone
call from someone who stated
they wanted to confirm a sched-
uled "free American Red Cross
hurricane home inspection."
The volunteer pressed the
caller for a name and a telephone
number, but the person would
not give it to them and just kept
telling them they were scheduled.
Eventually the person hung up,
and although the volunteer tried
to get the number through caller
identification services, the num-
ber was blocked.
Residents in Florida should be
aware that the American Red
Cross does not conduct so-called
"hurricane home inspections."
Anyone calling about such servic-
es should be treated with suspi-
cion and possibly reported to
authorities as a possible scam.
The American Red Cross does
provide information on how to
prepare yourself and your family
for any type of disaster, be it a hur-
ricane, tornado, flood, wildfire, or
single-family fire. Anyone who
wants information on disaster


preparedness can contact their
local American Red Cross chapter
directly or their local government
emergency management offices.
For actual American Red Cross
disaster preparedness informa-
tion, contact your local American
Red Cross chapter or visit the
American Red Cross national site
at www.redcross.org.
In another case a Red Cross
Chapter in Mississippi has infor-
mation on another seam. The
caller claims to be fi om the Aminer-
ican Red Cross and calls people in
areas that were hit by hurricanes.
The caller claims to want to
deposit money in their bank
accounts and asks for account
information.
If you receive such a call, it is a
scam. The caller can use this
information to steal money from
your bank accounts.
The Red Cross never asks for
bank account numbers and does
not deposit money into clients'
accounts.
If you receive such a call,
report it immediately to your local
Red Cross Chapter and to law
enforcement. Never give out bank
account numbers, Social Security
numbers or any other personal
information over the phone.


'Do Not Call' violation


lawsuit has been filed


TALLAHASSEE Florida
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson announced last week
that he has taken legal action
against a Palm Beach County
company for violating Florida's
"Do Not Call" law.
A lawsuit filed in Palm Beach
County Circuit Court alleges that
Hague Quality Water of Florida
Inc, a West Palm Beach company
that does business as East Coast
Water Consultants, made at least
8 calls to Florida residents on the
state's "Do Not Call" list beginning
in 2006 and continuing until earli-
er this year. In addition, the law-
suit alleges that the company's
representatives used phony
names while making telemarket-
ing calls, which is a separate viola-
tion of state law.
"This company has repeatedly
called consumers on the 'Do Not
Call' list, intruding on their privacy
despite the fact that the citizens
went to the effort to get their
phone numbers placed on the


list," Mr. Bronson said. "The mes-
sage is that this activity will not be
tolerated."
The legal action seeks an
injunction prohibiting the com-
pany from making any future
calls to residents on the list and
fines of up to $10,000 for each of
the calls it made to prohibited
phone numbers.
Mr. Bronson's department has
collected or obtained judgments
of more than $1.5 million against
companies that have called resi-
dents on the list, and several such
legal actions are pending in courts
throughout the state.
The Commissioner encour-
ages Floridians to join the pro-
gram, which prohibits most com-
mercial telemarketers from
calling numbers on the list. For
more information aboi t the pro-
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department's toll-free hotline 1
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SCHOOL BUS: '80, Chevy, 20
passenger, 81k mi, rebuilt
engine and trans, runs great.
$1895 neg. 561-758-4337
TOYOTA- '90, 4X4, 5 SPD
Newly rebuilt motor. 179K mi.
Runs good $3800. Neg.
(863)697-8531 Evenings only
TRUCK CAP- Silver, off Dodge
Ram ext cab, 6'6", asking
$300 or best offer
(863)467-4566


CHEVY BLAZER '94- Tahoe
pkg, 2dr, runs good, low
miles, needs minor body
work $2500 (863)467-0627
CHEVY BLAZER 1994, Runs &
Looks good. $4500.
(863)763-2957
CHEVY K5 BLAZER- '84, New
motor, Trans. & gears. Ask-
ing $2500. Neg. Call Patrick
(863)301-0401
CHRYSLER PACIFICA '04
Well maintained, loaded.
$12,900 (239)297-3270


SEMI-TRAILERS (2), 40ft, en-
closed. $1600 for both.
(863)467-5946


ENCLOSED TRAILER: 1997,
26 Ft. Long. 102 Inches
Wide. Rear ramp. $3000.
(863)673-6005
HEAVY EQUIPMENT TRAILER.
16 Ft. $ 1000.
(863)763-2957
UTILITY TRAILER- '06, Open.
5'x10', Wood deck, Ramp
gate, Diamond plate tool box.
$700. (863)357-5773
UTILITY TRAILER: 24' x 7' 7".
2 Ft. Sides. Tandem Axel.
$400 or best offer. Ask for
Charlie (863)612-5676
UTILITY TRAILER: New, heavy
duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625.
(863)357-5754


DODGE CARAVAN: '99 V6.
p/w, p/s, tilt, new brakes.
cruise, ac, works great, nev-
er hit, $2500.863-675-0410
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2300 (863)763-3451
FORD AEROSTAR '94- AC, low
miles, good condition,
$1800 (863)467-8318