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Thursday May 17, -2007 V- 92 No. 48 Frostproof's Hometown Newspaper for More Than 85 Years 50 cents
At a Glance
still in effect
Polk County Fire Depart-
ment reminds residents that
Polk County is still under a
burn ban which prohibits
burning without a permit in
Polk County. The ban
includes campfires and the
burning of yard trash. Viola-
tors of the burn ban will be
penalized. The burn ban
continues to be necessary in
Polk County based on the
current dry conditions from
lack of rainfall. Polk County
Fire Department has
responded to 82 unautho-
rized burns since the begin-
ning of May. For updated
information on current
brush fire conditions, visit
button Brush Fires). This
site will be continually updat-
ed as necessary.
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
information call 863-635-
The next Regular City
Council Meeting will be held
Monday, 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 Mon-
day of the month.
Frostproof City Hall is
located at 111 First Street. For
more information call 635-
The 26th Annual Bereah
Community Reunion will be
held on May 20, 2007. The
reunion will be at Corinth
Baptist Church in Bereah.
Please bring a covered dish
lunch and join in. Lunch will
be spread at 1 p.m. If there
are questions contact Denzel
Free Live Improv Comedy
Show Friday, May 18, 8 p.m.
located at 205 Park Avenue in
Downtown Lake Wales.
It's going to be a family
friendly event put on by The
Lake Wales Care Center and
Wooden Steel Productions. It
will be very similar to
"Who's line is it anyway?"
The Florida Native Plant
Society will hosts guest
speaker Dee Dee Dilger
Jacobson, Master Gardener
Coordinator for Highlands
County: "How to identify
venomous vs. non ven-
omous in our native snakes"
FNPS meetings are the
first Tuesday of each month
at 7 p.m. at the Agri-Civic
Center at 4509 George Boule-
vard, Sebring, FL 33875
Classroom III. For more
information, contact Karina
The Florida Native Plant
Society meetings are held 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
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
Community Links. Individual Voices.
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Alexander's budget considered
JD Alexander delivers
increased community funding
as budget is considered by Gov-
Senator JD Alexander (R-
Lake Wales) today (5/14/07)
highlighted the key appropria-
tions for his Senate district and
called on Governor Charlie Crist
to maintain the funding levels
listed in the $72 billion state
budget for community and
regional projects. Governor
Crist received the state budget
from the Florida Senate and
Florida House of Representa-
tives last week and is now con-
sidering the allocations. The
governor has until May 24 to
sign the spending plan and
"I am very pleased with the
funding we secured for our area
this past session. In partnership
with my fellow delegation
members and my fellow Sena-
tors, we have made good on our
promise to responsibly increase
funding for vital programs while
also delivering much needed
state money for our home com-
munities," said Senator Alexan-
der. "Local projects have always
been at the top of our priority
list, and I am very pleased that
we were able to deliver the
funding requests that came
from our communities, as well
as increase the funding for exist-
ing projects that will better the
lives of our counties and com-
Within the $72 billion state
See Budget Page 2
Project Graduation: FHS Senior Class sponsored
Submitted photos/Susan Flood
FHS senior Adilene Alvarado (center) is pictured with Head Soccer Coach George Wrye
(left), Coach DwrightFrazier, Varsity Head Football Coach Brad Metheny, Coaches Clay,,
Brantley and Jason Drum. Adilene is being sponsored for Project Graduation by the
Frostproof High School football coaches. Adilene was a standout on the varsity soccer
team, and was the place kicker for our varsity football team. She was also crowned the
2006 Homecoming Queen.
Project Graduation exceeds goal
Project Graduation is not a
school sponsored function, but
a coordinated community
Project Graduation is truly a
worthy cause. In order to keep
the FHS seniors safe on their
graduation night, the Project
Graduation Committee has
been working hard all year rais-
ing money to hold an all-night
,drug and alcohol free event,
where the seniors will enjoy
fun, food, fellowship, and
prizes. This year, the seniors will
board charter buses and travel
to Clearwater, where they will
board a dinner-type cruise and
sail all night long. Each senior
will be given a prize while
onboard, and the grand prize
winner will walk away with
The committee would like to
take this opportunity to thank FHS senior Rudy Campos is being sponsored for Project
all the additional sponsors of Graduation by former FMSHS Principal Wannis Bowen.
this worthy cause. Manyindivid- Rudy played varsity soccer for Frostproof High school
and after graduation, he plans to enroll at Polk Communi-
See Project Page 2 ty College and become a police officer.
"I am very pleased with the funding we secured
for our area this past session. In partnership
with my fellow delegation members and my fel-
low Senators, we have made good on our prom-
ise to responsibly increase funding for vital
programs while also delivering much needed
state money for our home communities."
Senator JD Alexander,
PC Utilities will periodically.
shut down reclaimed water
Extended dry weather condi-
tions are creating high demands
for water, straining both potable
(drinking) water and reclaimed
water sources managed by Polk
Lawn and landscape irriga-
tion are causing water use to
approach and sometimes
exceed water system capaci-
ties. Earlier this year the South
Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) declared a
severe water shortage emer-
gency, however customer
water usage has continued to
The high water demands
have exhausted all reclaimed
water supplies in Polk Coun-
ty's Southwest Regional Utility
Service. Area. Until the
drought conditions improve
and reclaimed water supplies
recover, Polk County Utilities
must periodically shut down
reclaimed water service. To
minimize the frequency and
duration of these service sus-
pensions, customers are
urged to use all water sources
wisely and conservatively.
The more water used by cus-
tomers, the longer the current
shortages will apply, so ulti-
mately, customer usage deter-
mines the extent and length of
water service problems.
All customers are urged to
conserve water. The combined
result of 55,000 customers
doing their part can produce a
significant water savings. Even
in service areas where water
supply conditions are not yet
critical, high demands result in
reduced water pressure,
reduced reserves and strain on
See Water Page 2
Cargill to close
local juice plants
Citing an increasingly diffi-
cult industry environment,
Cargill announced last week
plans to permanently cease
operations at its orange and
grapefruit juice processing
facilities in the Florida cities of
Frostproof and Avon Park.
Company officials met with
employees this morning. The
workforce will be released in
phases over the next 18
months as remaining customer
commitments are fulfilled.
Departing employees will be
offered transition and outplace-
ment support. To the extent
possible, Cargill will seek to
place interested, qualified
employees in other positions
within the company.
"It has been remarkable to
observe the dedication of our
employees who have done
everything in their power to
make our business successful.
That is what makes this such
an agonizing decision," said
Tom Abrahamson, president of
Cargill Juice North America.
"I'm proud of what we accom-
plished in the last few years
despite declining demand for
100 percent juices, four damag-
ing hurricanes, spread of citrus
diseases and encroaching real
estate development that have
combined to severely reduce
the local citrus harvests. Ulti-
mately, the combination of
See Plants Page 2
Three chosen for
PCPS Hall of Fame
Hughes, Putnam, Wright to
be inducted May 23Community
theater producer and director
Paul Hughes, U.S. Congressman
Adam Putnam and educator Dr.
Clinton Wright have been
named 2007 inductees to the
Polk County Public Schools Hall
of Fame. They will be honored
May 23 at the Eaglebrooke
Country Club in Lakeland along
with Polk's 2007 high school
valedictorians and salutatorians.
Dr. Wright, who died on April 20,
will be inducted posthumously.
The Hall of Fame was started
in 1985 and inductees are indi-
viduals who attended a Polk
public school and made signifi-
cant professional contributions
in the arts, business, clergy, edu-
cation, entertainment, govern-
ment, law, military, medicine,
sports or other fields. There are
83 Hall of Fame members with
the 2007 induction of Hughes,
Putnam and Wright. A complete
list of members can be viewed at
The following are profiles of
the 2007 inductees:
Paul Hughes has dedicated
his life to providing quality the-
atre at an affordable price for arts
patrons in Polk County. As artistic
director of the Pied Piper Players
community group, Paul is a jack
of all trades. His skills run the
gamut-acting, singing, direct-
ing, producing, designing and
writing. In addition, his expertise
includes set, lighting and cos-
tume design. During Paul's 20-
year leadership with the Pied
Pipers, the group has grown
from a small children's theatre to
a widescale community theatre
See Fame Page 2
Submitted photo/Alice Johnson
May Top Dawgs announced
Ben Hill Griffin Jr. Elementary announces their May Top Dawgs-Aasin Alvarez, AJ
Branson, Sullymar DeJesus, Baylea Dery, Justin Ebersole, Areej Elyaman, Nalberto
Espana, Jose Espinoza, lan Flynn, Mary Garcia, Nikki Gibbs, Armani Gibson, Victoria
Helton, Kendra Henson, Brant Howell, Rosa Lopez, Lorenza Mazanegos, Elizabeth
Nieto, Loys Ortiz,. Angelica Ramirez, Sarah Sabri, Patrick Sharpe, Tristen Smeal,
Sarah Solis, Casey Sousa, Javler Valdez, Jose Vega, and Lllahlee Wilkinson. Con-
gratulations Top Dawgs!
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Plants Cargill is an international
Plants provider of food, agricultural and
risk management products and
Continued From Page 1 services. With 153,000 employees
those events made it impossible in 66 countries, the company is
to deliver sustainable and accept- committed to using its knowledge
able returns." and experience to collaborate
Cargill is still exploring options with customers to help them suc-
for the properties and hopes to ceed. For more information, visit
make a decision soon. http://www.cargill.com.
r goal of raising $20,000 and it
Project could not have been done with-
out the help of this wonderful
Continued From Page 1 community.
uals and businesses, instead of This event takes place May 21,
sponsoring just one senior, elect- immediately after the graduation
ed to contribute on behalf of all ceremonies. If you would like to
the seniors. The Committee espe- make a last minute contribution,
cially thanks Ben Hill Griffin for contact Russ Flood, Melony
his $1,000 donation. Committee Gaffney, or Jeff Futral. Congratula-
members have exceeded their tions to all the graduating seniors.
proof Wastewater System
Budget Improvements Water Project
e c. $250,000 for Lake Clinch
Continued From Page 1 Park Frostproof Project
budget, education, healthcare d. $1 million for Lake Wales
and the restoration of the ever- First Street Park
glades were amongst some of e e. $1 million for Lake Wales
the statewide projects that were Recreation and Cultural Comn-
addressed and allocated an plex
increase in funding. The state's e f. $50,000 for Lake Wales
education plan received an Skate Park
increase of $455 in per-student g. $11.4 million for Polk
funding for Pre-K-12, with County Community College Varin-
healthcare programs being allo- ous Projects
cated $24.3 billion with a large h. $584,551 for Polk County
portion going toward smoking Agriculture Center
prevention programs and Kid- Senator Alexander represents
Care funding. The Everglades Senate District 17 which includes
Restoration Project also received parts of De Soto, Glades, Hardee,
$200 million in funding that will Highlands, Okeechobee, Polk,
be matched by the Southwest and St. Lucie Counties. Senator
Florida Water Management Dis- Alexander was first elected to the
trict. In addition, several coun- Florida Senate in 2002 and has
ties located in Senate District 17 been subsequently re-elected.
received funding increases for After completing his first term,
project enhancements. Senator Alexander served as the
Budget highlights for Polk Senate Majority Leader for the
County include: 2004-2006 term in the Florida Sen-
a. $750,000 for Crooked, ate. Prior to being elected to the
Clinch, Reedy Regional Flood Florida Senate, Senator Alexander
Mitigation Water Project served four years in the Florida
9 b. $6.2 million for Frost- House of Representatives.
S. (assuming reclaimed water is
W after available)
Addresses with "house num-
Continued From Page 1 bers"
The SFWMD water emer- May only irrigate on.....
agency declaration includes all of Ending in ( 0,2,4,6,8 )- Tues-
Polk County and is in effect until day and/or Saturday
July 31, 2007. Except where Ending in (1,3,5,7,9 )-
cities have stricter schedules in Wednesday and/or Sunday
place, residents should water Morning Hours from mid-
using the following guidelines. night to 8 a.m.
All Customers using potable Evening Hours from 6 p.m. to
water, private wells or lakes for midnight
irrigation should follow the one No customers may irrigate
day per week watering restric- with potable or reclaimed water
tions below, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Cus-
Addresses with "house num- tomers may only water one time
bers" per designated watering day.
May only irrigate on... Further information is available
Ending in 0 or 1-Monday on the Polk County Utilities web-
Ending in 2 or 3-Tuesday site at", www.polk-
Ending in 4 or 5-Wednesday county.net/county_offices/utili-
Ending in 6 or 7-Thursday ties and the Water Management
Ending in 8 or 9 or no District's website at www.Water-
address-Friday Matters.org. For more informa-
*All customers using tion, customers can call Shaun
reclaimed water may water two Simmons at Polk County Utili-
days per week as follows: ties, (863) 298-4228.
Continued From Page 1
with five main stage productions, a
separate children's theatre and
numerous camps and classes
throughout the year. His theatre
credits include work for the Polk
Museum of Art, Lakeland Little
Theatre, Winter Haven Communi-
ty Theatre, Bartow Performing Arts
Council and the Tampa Playmak-
ers. For 16 years, he taught at Lake-
land's Harrison School for the
Visual and Performing Arts where
his students earned national and
international recognition. He cur-
rently teaches acting, and drama
classes at Winter Haven's All
Saints Academy. He is a graduate
of Lakeland High School.
e U.S. Congressman Adam
Putnam is now in his fourth term
representing the 12th Congres-
sional District of Florida. He was
elected to Congress on Nov. 7,
2000. As Chairman of the House
Republican Conference, Con-
gressman Putnam is third in line in
the House Republican leadership.
He serves on the Capital Markets,
Insurance and Government Spon-
sored Enterprises Subcommittee
of the House Financial Services
Committee. He was also named
by National Journal in 2003 as a
"Republican to Watch" and in
2004 was named one of National
Journal's Homeland Security 100 -
the top 100 key government offi-
cials and outside experts. Con-
gressman Putnam was named by
Washington Technology as Con-
gress' leader on cybersecurity and
received the 2004 Federal 100
award from Federal Computer
Week as one of the most influen-
tial leaders on federal technology
policy. Congressman Putnam also
received the U.S. Chamber of
Commerce Spirit of Enterprise
Award, the 60 Plus Association
Guardian of Seniors Rights Award
and the Americans for Tax Reform
Hero of Taxpayer Award. He is a
graduate of Bartow High School.
Dr. Clinton Wright served
the students of Polk County for
more than 30 years before his
sudden death last month. He
began as a teacher at Kathleen
Middle in 1974 and later served
as that school's principal. He was
the popular principal of Kathleen
High before becoming an area
superintendent in the northwest
and southeast parts of the coun-
ty. His accomplishments include
a Florida Principal of the Year
Award, Boss of the Year Award
from the Lakeland chapter of the
American Business Women's
Association and a NAACP Bea-
con Award. He was appointed by
the Florida Education Commis-
sioner to the Task Force for Blue-
print 2000 committee aimed at
moving Florida education
toward higher standards at the
high school, community college
and state university levels. A
dynamic speaker, Dr. Wright was
a highly-sought motivational
speaker for youth and communi-
ty groups. His topics centered on
staying in school, obtaining high-
er education, increased parental
involvement and adults as posi-
tive role models. He was
appointed superintendent of
Lake Wales Charter Schools in
2004. He was a graduate of Sum-
merlin Institute in Bartow.
Letters to the Editor
PAC News update
The final FMSHS Parent Advi-
sory Committee (PAC) meeting
for the 2006/2007 school year was
held Monday evening May 7,
2007, The committee would like
to thank the teachers and parents
who were involved this year. We
appreciate your support.
Our committee was able to
provide incentives to the kids with
2.5 or better GPA's for each nine
weeks. This is a big part of our.
committee. We want to encour-
age our students to do their best
on a daily basis as well as on the
FCAT. We purchased and placed a
Middle School Entrance sign up
this year. Our Homecoming
Dance was such a success that we
are looking for a bigger place to
have it next year. We helped place
a PA system in the gym along with
funds from the Boosters Club.
This PA system will be used for
the Senior Assembly this year and
for Pep Rally's, basketball, volley-
ball games and more. It was a
much needed item and we were
glad to be a part of that, We pro-
vide lunch on day during Teacher
Appreciation Week. We will be
providing planners to all incom-
ing sixth graders for the
A very special thank you goes
to Nancy DeMarco and Melony
Nancy DeMarco is one of those
amazing people who are involved
in helping so much that there is
no way to list what organizations
she is involved in. The PAC com-
mittee is fortunate that she takes a
very large interest in helping us.
Nancy has a heart for the kids and
if it encourages them to do well in
school then she is all for it. She
takes care of heading up our
fundraisers like the Homecoming
Dance and our donation, The
funds received from business and
personal contributions help make
the Academic Fair possible. A
thank you is extended to all the
businesses and individuals for
their donations. PAC sponsors the
academic fair but Nancy is the
one who makes sure the trophies,
Four deputies receive
national Top award
Four Polk County Sheriff's were named this year's TOP
deputies received the national COPS, for their daring and heroic
TOP COPS Award in Washing- rescue of a man from an alliga-
ton, D.C. tor's jaws in Lakeland last year.
Since the National Association. Sheriff Grady Judd attended the
of Police. Organizations (NAPO) ceremony in Washington, D.C.,
launched the awards program in with the foursome.
1994, the TOP COPS Awards The TOP COPS are selected
@ have paid tribute to outstand- by an Awards Selection Commit-
ing law enforcement officers tee comprised of national law
across the country for actions enforcement representatives who
above and beyond the call of duty. choose one TOP COPS
TOP COPS @ awardees case from each state and U.S. ter-
are nominated by their fellow offi- ritory. The cases are then ranked
cers for outstanding service dur- and the top ten case winners are
ing the preceding calendaryear. 'flown to Washington, DC for the
Tonight during the. ceremony, awards ceremony. The awards
Polk County Deputy Sheriffs David show features a three-minute
Clements, Billy Osborne, -Michael videotape of each TOP COP
Parker, and Sgt. Andrew Williams, and his or her story.
certificates and other acknowl-
edgements are in place and taken
care of. She receives little or no
recognition and expects none.
We are thankful that she is willing
to be such a huge part of our
Melony Gaffhey has been our
secretary for several years. There
was never a question if Melony
would be ready or attending the
meetings. She is and has been
very dependable and efficient as
secretary of PAC, We want to say
thank you for a job well done. We
will miss you but know that you
are excited about Cassie graduat-
ing and moving to the next stage
Please be advised that our
meetings are open to the public
and held the first Monday of each
month, during the school year, at
7 p.m. in the teachers lounge. The
next scheduled meeting will be
held 7 p.m. on Aug. 6, 2007.
School resumes Aug. 20, 2007
and we are going to get a head
start. Please consider attending
this meeting and becoming a part
of PAC. We are a slim crew and
need more help and attendance.
Mark you calendars and we'll see
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Canine School graduation u Wtco
ceremony set for May 25
PCSO Canine Trainer with their handlers:
PCSO Sgt. Jim Bryan and K-9
graduates nine new Tommie
K-9 units May 25 PCSO Deputy Sheriff Kurt
Walker and K-9 Moe
PCSO Deputy Sheriff Bobby
.A Polk County Sheriffs state- Boehmlerand K-9 Falco
certified canine instructor is. PCSO Deputy Sheriff Russ Hil-
proud to announce a graduation .son and K-9 Moose
ceremony on May 25, 2007, at 10 Fort Meade Police Officer Brett
a.m. at the Central County Jail in Hermelbract and K-9 Tito t
Bartow of the first class of K-9 Mulberry Police Officer David
units for the year 2007. This class Davis and K-9 SilVO
was comprised of officers from Davis and K-9 Silvo
agencies in and around Polk Mulberry Police Officer Sara
County who underwent a gruel- Movahedi and K-9 Cookie
ing 800 hours of state-certified Highlands County Deputy
canine team instruction at the Sheriff Thomas Fort and K-9 Zeus
PCSO Burnham-McCall Training Highlands County Deputy
Center, taught by PCSO K-9 Sheriff Scott Williams and K-9
deputy Steven Hearth. The Boss
canines are now certified in patrol The public and media are invit-
assistance and narcotics detec- ed to attend this graduation cere-
tion (with the exception of K-9 mony. Refreshments will be
Cookie who is narcotics-certified served, and a K-9 demo will
only) and they are listed below .immediately follow the ceremony.
Mobile Home mitigation
funding helps residents
The Federation of Manufac-
tured Home Owners applauds
Senator JD Alexander for pushing
the Legislature to continue the.
mobile home mitigation program
and double its funding for 2007.
Mobile homes residents deserve
equal attention and continued.
efforts to help us make our homes
storm ready. The state money this.
program will provide will assist
our communities with installing:
storms shutters, among other
things, and ensuring that struc-
tures added to our homes can
withstand the season.
The Legislature has come a
long way in its focus on strength-
ening and bettering Florida's
homes. The My Safe. Florida
Home Program has helped count-
less Floridians, and now, thanks
to Senator Alexander, more
mobile home residents will be
able.to secure their houses and be
ready for hurricane season.
Charlie Gallagher, The Feder.
ation of Manufactured Home
About the Author
The Federation of Manufac-
tured Home Owners of Florida,
Inc., (FMO) is a statewide, con-
sumer advocacy association dedi-
cated to protecting the rights and
interests and enriching the
lifestyles of manufactured home
owners. Formed in 1962, the FMO
has a membership of approxi-
mately' 100,000 manufactured
Need a Miracle Dome
Tent Revival announced
By Amy Polk
Need a miracle? Illness, finan-
cial, problems, marriage, rela-
tionships, 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 ceil-
ing. 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 people. For more
information please contact Pas-
tor Kelly Galati of Family Life
Church at 863 635-2704.
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S The Frostproof News, Thursday, May 17, 2007
FB Church plans children's Summer Program
The KidzKorner of First Bap-
tist Church invites all children to
attend their annual Summer-
Time Fun programs. All on cam-
pus activities are offered free of
On Wednesday evenings May
2-June 6, featuring Movies and
More for ages 4-Grade 5 We
begin with Music, snacks, an age
appropriate movie and add vari-
ous application activities. 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 19 Get in the
Game! Pre-Game Tail Gate Party
and registration for VBS week.
Local coaches, team members
and cheerleaders will be on hand
for fun games, activities, and free
food. Age 3-Grade 9.
June 4 thru June 8- Game Day
Central, where heroes are made. A
weeklong VBS program with a
sports theme for ages 3-Grade 9.
Children and youth will learn
about fair play and how to
become a hero, on and off the
field. Theme-related stories,
music, crafts, snacks, and recre-
ation. Monday -Friday 8:30 a.m.
until 12 noon.
June 18-22-Camp Centri-Kid-
We will be attending camp in St.
Petersburg. Enrollment is limited
to Grades 3-6; there are various
fees involved-call for additional
information and space availability.
July 11 -August 15 Children will
enjoy Jungle Jaunt, aVBS program
for Wednesday evenings, 6:00 PM -
8:00PM, ages 3-Grade 5.
Many weekday field trips and
on campus activities are being
added to our summer calendar.
For additional information and reg-
istration, contact Diane Cannon, at
635-3603, or stop by the office
located at 96 west B Street.
Insurance and Real Estate classes offered at PCC
Polk Community College's Cor-
porate College will offer classes in
Insurance and Real Estate. Here's a
schedule of upcoming classes:
Claims Adjuster- This 40 hour
course will be held 8 am to 6 pm
May 21 through May 24 on the
Lakeland campus. The cost is
The class provides an overview
of insurance terms and concepts;
all lines of property and casualty
insurance including automobile,
homeowners, commercial, gener-
al liability, health insurance; and an
introduction to the concepts of
agency, ethics for adjusters, Bad
Faith, and negotiation. This course
results in an exemption from the
state licensing exam.
Customer Service Representative-
This 40 hour course will be held 8
am to 6 pm May21 through May 24
on the Lakeland campus. The cost
The class provides an overview
of insurance terms and concepts;
all lines of property and casualty
insurance including automobile,
homeowners, commercial, gener-
al liability, health insurance; and an
introduction to the concepts of
agency, ethics, and customer serv-
ice in the insurance agency. This
course results in an exemption
from the state licensing exam
Real Estate Principles, Practices
and Law- This 63 hour course will
be held Mondays and Wednesdays
6 to 10 pm and Saturdays 8 am to 5
pm June 11 through July 7 on the
Winter Haven campus The cost is
The class includes topics on real
estate business, license law, and
qualifications for licensure, broker-
age operations, real estate owner-
ship, valuation, finance and mar-
keting. Class objectives include:
learning real estate principles,
practices and law and other sub-
jects taught in the class
Making a passing grade on
class final exam
qualifying for state exam and
For more information call Dana
Michael at 863-297-1010x6164.
New Gazebo is dedicated in ceremony at WSC
Submitted photo/Charlene Lawson
Thelma and Cleo Carlile donated the Gazebo to the college.
Here the Carliles display a framed picture of the archway
leading to the Gazebo presented to them by Ed Locke, Presi-
dent of Semco Construction and contractor for the Gazebo.
Mr. Carlile is immediate past Chairman of the Board of
Trustees of Warner Southern College. The stately 30 foot high
Gazebo with dome roof was dedicated in memory of Clifford
Cleo Carlile and Elmer W. Yerden. Located on Warner South-
ern's west campus, the Gazebo has already become a popu-
lar spot for outdoor classes, quiet reflection and fishing in the
adjacent pond. A plaque in memory of Elmer Yerden and Clif-
ford Cleo Carlile found on the marble floor of the Gazebo.
LAKE WALES, Fla. The
Board of Trustees and over 100
visitors attended the dedication
of Warner Southern's newly con-
structed Gazebo on Friday, May
4. The stately 30 foot high Warn-
er Southern College Gazebo
with dome roof was donated by
Cleo and Thelma Carlile, in
memory of their fathers, Rev-
erend Clifford Cleo Carlile and
Elmer W. Yerden. Mr. Carlile is
immediate past Chairman of the
Board of Trustees of Warner
Southern College. A tribute to
Elmer William Yerden and Clif-
ford Cleo Carlile can be found in
a plaque on the floor of the
Gazebo. Located on the col-
lege's west campus against a
backdrop of sweetbay magno-
lias and wild grapevines, the
Gazebo has already become a
popular spot for outdoor classes,
quiet reflection and fishing in the
President Greg Hall said, "For
me, this dome has important
spiritual meaning. Many of the
great cathedrals of the world use
a dome as a symbol of God's
great creation. A dome or
canopy is a symbol of the heav-
ens. It is our covering, our pro-
tection. The scripture says he
made His canopy space. A
dome like this has the very shape
of the earth and this canopy or
dome will always serve as a
reminder that God our creator is
covering us and protecting us."
Ed Locke, president of Semco
Construction and contractor for
the Gazebo, presented a framed
picture of the archway leading to
the Gazebo to Mr. and Mrs. Carlile
in appreciation of their generosi-
ty. Members of the Carlile and
Yerden family presented special
music and spoke to the audience
about their fathers and grandfa-
thers who made a lasting and
positive difference in their lives
and in other's lives.
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Girls invited to attend
WIU volleyball event
It is all about volleyball this
summer at Webber Internation-
al University. This summer WIU
and AaWamb Volleyball are
hosting many fun and exciting
volleyball events for girls from
age eight to twenty-two.
May 19-20 Beach Tournament
June 15-17 Indoor/outdoor
conditioning volleyball camps
July 14-15 Beach Tournament
July 21-22 Beach Tournament
Aug 4-5 Beach Tournament
Aug. 10-12 Indoor/outdoor
conditioning volleyball camps
For more information on any
of these exciting events please
go to: www.flfca.org or call
Coach Edfors at: 863-638-2957.
God's Family Assembly
would like to announce pre reg-
istration for Pre K thru 12th
grade for its new school. Regis-
tration starts May 14, at 8 a.m. 8
p.m. Registration is for the 2007-
2008 School year. Pre-Registra-
Charity softball event pits
cops against deputies, and kids
On May 19, 2007, at Joker
Marchant Stadium in Lakeland,
two charity softball games will
be played between two local law
enforcement agencies, and
Lakeland High football players
against the Tampa Bay Bucca-
The event begins at 2 p.m.
that day, when a softball team
comprised of Polk County Sher-
iff's deputies will play against a
team from the Lakeland Police
Department. At 3:30 p.m., a
homerun derby between all vol-
unteer players takes place, and
at 4 p.m., a softball game
between the Lakeland High
School Dreadnaughts National
Championship football team
and the "Alex Smith All-stars"
Tampa Bay Buccaneers will
tion fee is $100.
Registration will be held at
1001 Clinch Lake Blvd Frost-
proof, Florida for further infor-
mation check our web site
bly.org or Call 635-9120.
commence. Then the regularly
scheduled Lakeland Tigers base-
ball game will begin at 6 p.m.
This event is sponsored by
Badcock and More, and all pro-
ceeds from the advance ticket
sales will go to Polk Sheriff's
Charities, Inc., a non-profit
organization set up after the loss
of Deputy Sheriff Matt Williams
and Diogi. Polk Sheriff's Chari-
ties is a vehicle that the public
can use to contribute money to
the Williams family and other
worthy causes, such as the con-
struction of a PCSO memorial
for fallen deputies.
Tickets are available at any
PCSO facility, and at Lakeland
High School. Tickets prices are
$5 for students and $7 for adults.
Prices include admission to the
Lakeland Tigers baseball game
that follows this charity event.
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4 The Frostproof News, Thursday, May 17,2007 .
Quam elected as chairman of WSC Board
Submitted photo/Charlene Lawson
Warner Southern College elects Rob Quam as chairman of
WSC Board of Trustees.
planned for May 18
The Take Stock in Children
program along with Citrus Center
Kiwanis and MM Parrish Con-
struction Co. will be holding its
second Golf Scramble to raise
funds for college tuition scholar-
ships, on Friday, May 18, at the
new Bridge Water Golf Club in
Lakeland. Registration begins at
11 a.m. with a shotgun start at
Team spaces are still available.
Please contact Susan Fenich at
519-8077 or susan.fenich@polk-
fl.net for registration information.
Take Stock in Children is a
comprehensive program that
helps low-income children stay in
school, earn a high school diplo-
ma, graduate from college and
enter the workforce.
The Polk Education Founda-
tion is the lead agency for Take
Stock in Children and is a direct
support 501 (C) (3) organization
for the Polk County School Board,
raising funds to support school
programs for which tax generat-
ed dollars may not be used.
South Florida Community Col-
lege continues it's Summer Series
2007 with a special double-billed
concert, featuring Lou Gramm,
formerly of the band Foreigner,
and the band Survivor, on Satur-
day, June 23, 7:30 p.m., at the
SFCC Auditorium, Highlands
Campus, Avon Park. Proceeds
from the Summer Series concerts
benefit the SFCC Auditorium Ren-
Among the most distinctive
and powerful voices to emerge
from Rock and Top 40 radio, Lou
Gramm, former lead vocalist and
co-writer of the multi-platinum
band Foreigner, as well as a suc-
cessful solo artist, remains one of
the most recognizable perform-
ers in music today. With nearly 80
million records sold, including 20
Top 40 singles, Gramm first
exploded onto the music scene as
a member of Foreigner with the
chart topper, "Feels Like the First
Time" in 1977.
Now, nearly three decades
after the debut of Foreigner and
chart-topping success as a solo
artist, Lou Gramm has returned
with a hot new band. "I was the
lead vocalist of Foreigner for 26
years," said Gramm. "I am enor-
mously proud of this, and the
music I have made with Foreigner
is still a big part of my shows." He
will rock out with classics like
"Hot Blooded" and "Juke Box
Hero," and he will perform his
massive solo hit, "Midnight Blue."
Other songs on his set list include
"Waiting for a Girl Like You,"
"Cold as Ice," and "That Was Yes-
Lou Gramm will be accompa-
nied by Ben Gramm (drums),
Richard Gramm (bass/guitar),
Andy Knoll (keyboards), and
Donny Mancuso (guitar/bass).
The band Survivor is best
known for its smash hit, "Eye of
the Tiger," which was written
expressly for the movie Rocky III
in 1982. The Grammy Award-win-
ning band is known for hits like
"The Search is Over" and "Is This
Love." Band members for Sur-
vivor include Frankie Sullivan
(guitar/vocals), Marc Droubay
(drums), Chris Grove (guitar/key-
boards), Billy Ozzello (bass), and
Robin McAuley (vocals).
Tickets for this double-billed
performance are $25, $35, and
$45. Tickets may be purchased
online 24 hours a day, seven days
a week, at www.southflorida.edu
and click on "Performances."
Tickets may also be purchased by
calling the SFC Box Office at (863)
784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC
Box Office located at the front of
the SFCC Auditorium, 600 West
College Drive, Highlands Cam-
pus, Avon Park, 11:30 a.m.-2:30
p.m., Monday through Friday.
Tom Freeman will be teaching
Acrylic Painting for 4 weeks on
Thursday afternoon during the
month of June. Frostproof Art
League members can take the
class for free. Non-members cost
will be $35 for the month. Class size
will be limited. 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 operat-
The Special Friends Mentoring
Program of Gulf Coast Communi-
ty Care is in search of caring indi-
viduals in Polk County to share a
few hours a month with a child
who is at risk of abuse and/or neg-
lect. This program that matches
adult volunteers with children,
ages 3 to 17, to enhance their
socialization skills, self-esteem,
and academic skills. At this time,
Special Friends has openings for
mentors throughout Polk County.
Potential volunteers must be 21
years of age or older, pass drug
screening and a background
check. Training and ongoing sup-
port are provided by the program.
If you are interested in making a
difference in the: life of a child,
please call the Special Friends Pro-
gram Coordinator at (863) 904-
3000, ext. 124.
Special Friends is funded by
Heartland for Chilcfren. Commu-
nity Based Care Hardee, High-
lands and Polk Counties. Gulf
Coast Community Care is a non-
profit, community based social
Rob Quam, Warner Southern
College alumnus and member
of the Board of Trustees since
1995, is the newly elected Chair-
man of the Board of Trustees.
Rob was unanimously elected at
the May 4 meeting. "I am hum-
bled and honored to serve my
alma mater. I feel strongly about
the mission of Warner Southern
College and I am pleased to
serve," Rob said.
Rob Quam, who was the
Lake Wales Citizen of the Year
for 2004, is well known locally
for making a positive difference
in the community. Rob is the
Executive Director of the Lake
Wales Care Center, a community
based Christian social service
agency. He has been with the
Care Center since its inception in
1985, serving as Executive Direc-
tor since 1987. Rob earned a
Bachelors degree in Church Min-
istries from Warner Southern
College in 1985 and a Master's
Degree in Social Work from
Florida State University in 1995.
Rob has been married to high
school sweetheart, Gail, for 22
years. They have two children,
Kirby and Amanda. Rob serves
on several service related boards
in Lake Wales and around Polk
County. He is an adjunct profes-
sor of Social Work at Warner
Warner Southern College, a
Christian liberal arts college
founded in 1968, is located five
miles south of Lake Wales at
13895 Highway 27. The Bache-
lor of Arts degree includes over
25 liberal arts and professional
majors. Master of Arts Educa-
tion, Master of Business Admin-
istration and Master of Science
Management are designed for
working professionals. There
are 4,000 alumni worldwide.
Warner Southern College is
accredited by the Commission
on Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and
Schools to award Associate,
Bachelor, and Masters. Contact
the Commission on Colleges at
1866 Southern Lane, Decatur,
Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-
679-4500 for questions about the
accreditation of Warner South-
Army Pvt. Jonas M.
Army Pvt. Jonas M. Antley has
graduated from the Petroleum Sup-
ply Specialist Advanced Individual
Training course at Fort Lee, Peters-
The course is designed to train
students in receipt, storage, issue,
shipping, and distribution of petro-
leum, oil and lubricant products
used by the Army. Training includ-
ed instruction in petroleum and
water accounting, operating equip-
ment associated with fuels and
water distribution; and fueling and
defueling operations and proce-
dures on vehicles, aircraft and sta-
He is the son of Charles H. and
Jenita R. Antley of Sils Road, Lake
Antley is a 2006 graduate of
East Area Adult School, Auburn-
Army Pfc. Keith L.
Jones completes basics
Army Pfc. Keith L. Jones has
graduated from Basic Combat
training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
During the nine weeks of train-
ing, the soldier studied the Army
mission and received instruction
and training exercises in drill and
ceremonies, Army history, core val-
ues and traditions, military cour-
tesy, military justice, physical fit-
ness, first aid, rifle marksmanship,
weapons use, map reading and
land navigation, foot marches,
armed and unarmed combat, and
field maneuvers and tactics.
Jones is the grandson of Martha
Coleman of Fox Run Road, Lake
The private is a 2005 graduate of
Lake Wales High School.
Water, Lilies and Life A Collec-
tion of Watercolors and Acrylics by
Winter Haven artist R.J. Morrissey
will be on display at Historic Bok
Sanctuary through May 31. View-
ing the exhibit in the Visitor Center
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. is included
with .general Sanctuary admission
The painting "Endangered"
allows visitors to discover 12
endangered animals hidden with-
in the artwork of a fisherman reel-
ing in his catch. "I see what water
reveals, what is mirrored by it and
what is under it," Morrissey
explains. "Sometimes I get lost in
the painting with colors and
shapes just flowing out of me."
The exhibit also features a variety
of water and nature scenes
including lilies, waterfalls,
streams, sailing and alligators.
The artist's paintings can be
found in the private collections of
sports celebrities Shaquille
O'Neal, Wade Boggs, Jim Rice
and Kenny Loftin, as well as for-
mer Florida Governors Bob Mar-
tinez and Bob Graham. Morris-
sey's work has been featured in
Boston's Museum of Science and
New England Sports Museum,
and in Chicago's Water Tower.
An art professor at Polk Com-
munity College in Winter Haven,
Morrissey holds double master's
degrees in fine arts and has
taught college level art for more
than 30 years. In addition to
exhibitions in numerous art gal-
leries and festivals from Naples
to Chicago, he has been featured
in "Art Business News," "Ameri-
can Arts" and "USA Today."
Most art on display is for sale,
and additional art prints and other
merchandise may be available at
the Tower & Garden Gift Shop. Call
Pirjo Restina at (863) 734-1221 or
visit www.boksanctuary.org for
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The following Polk high school
seniors were named 2007
Scholars and were recently hon-
ored at an event before their fami-
lies, school district staff and admin-
istrators, school board members
and members of the public.
Superintendent's Scholars have
at least a 3.75 grade point average
and a score of 1270 (critical reading
and math) or above on the SAT or a
28 or better on the ACT.
Dorothy M. Hall
Dorothy M. Hall, 87 of Frost-
proof died Sunday, May 13, 2007 at
the Winter Haven Hospital of Heart
Failure. Born Aug. 29, 1919 in
Wadley, Georgia, She has been a
resident of Frostproof since 1956
coming here from Swainsboro, Ga.
She was a Closing Machine
Operator for Ben Hill Griffin, A
Member of the Southside Baptist
She was preceded in death by
Local Superintendent's Schol-
Fort Meade High: Lacey Black-
welder, Kirbi Deaton.
Frostproof High: Larry Flood,
Emily Johnson, Kellie Robinson.
Lake Wales High: Felicia
Combs, Jonathan Ellington,
Nathan Hicks, Bo Holladay,
Michael LeBlanc, Kyle McKinney,
Kirby Quam, Gregory Parlier,
James Smith, Jonathan Stewart,
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Survivors include Sons:. Henry
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'We Don't Serve Teen's' Campaign urges parents interest
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Attor-
ney General Bill McCollum and
Florida Department of Business
and Professional Regulation Sec-
retary Holly Benson recently
joined the Century Council to
launch a public awareness cam-
paign intended to prevent under-
age drinking. "We Don't Serve
Teens," developed by the Federal
Trade Commission and the Cen-
tury Council, is a new initiative
designed to inform adults that
providing underage youth with
alcohol is unsafe, illegal and irre-
sponsible. Also present at the initi-
ation of the campaign was Leon
County Sheriff Larry Campbell
and representatives from the
Florida Retail Beverage Council
and the Charmer Sunbelt Group.
The campaign will feature point-
of-sale materials designed to raise
awareness as well as a public
service announcement filmed by
Attorney General McCollum.
"Study after study shows that
youth are obtaining the alcohol
they drink from people they
already know and kids are citing
their parents as the leading influ-
ence over their decision to drink -
or not to drink alcohol," said
Attorney General McCollum. "It is
our hope this campaign will
encourage parents to initiate and
continue a dialogue with their
teen about the dangers of under-
age drinking. Additionally, the
Attorney General's Office will
continue to be supportive of law
enforcement's efforts to put a
stop to the underage consump-
tion of alcohol."
"We are unveiling our 'We
Don't Serve Teens' campaign
today to help prevent underage
purchases and consumption of
alcohol throughout the year,"
said Brandy Nannini, vice presi-
dent of government affairs for the
Century Council. "We have
found that nearly one in five (or
17 percent) adults believe it is
acceptable for parents to provide
alcohol to their teenagers in their
own home. Turning a blind eye is
as irresponsible as putting a drink
in their hands."
"While it is certainly important
to discourage underage sales,
kids can be very creative about
obtaining alcohol from other
sources," said Secretary Benson.
"Last year in Florida, 361 youths
under the age of 18 were arrested
for driving under the influence
and 1,305 youths were arrested
for liquor law violations. Parents,
retail establishments and com-
munity groups we all have a
role to play in the fight against
underage drinking. The Florida
Department of Business and Pro-
fessional Regulation will be
working aggressively with our
partners to detect and arrest
those who fail to heed our warn-
ing. Please, help us keep alcohol
out of our teens' hands."
To determine parents' per-
spective on the issue of adults
providing alcohol to underage
youth, the Century Council com-
missioned a survey of 1,000
adults. The results overwhelm-
ingly showed parents do not
believe it is acceptable for other
adults to provide alcoholic bever-
ages to underage youth. 96 per-
cent of adults said it is unaccept-
able for another parent or other
adult to provide alcohol to their
teenager without their permis-
sion. Further, all survey respon-
dents said if they learned another
parent or adult had provided
alcohol to their teenager without
their permission, they would con-
sider taking recourse against the
other parent or their child. The
top actions adults would take, as
reported in the survey, included
Speaking with their child
about the dangers and conse-
quences of underage drinking (93
Calling the other adult and
expressing their objections/feel-
Restricting their child's time
at that family's house (80 per-
Limiting their child's rela-
tionship with that family (76 per-
Notifying other parents (74
Punishing their own child
Other actions adults reported
they would take if such an inci-
dent occurred included calling
the police (44 percent), reporting
the incident to the school (40 per-
cent) and taking legal action, such
as filing charges, suing them, etc.
"Among 12-20 year olds, more
than 27 percent reported they had
consumed alcohol in Florida
within the past month," said Scott
Dick, executive coordinator of the
Florida Retail Beverage Council.
"Protecting the safety, particularly
the safety of our state's most pre-
cious resource our young peo-
ple is a top priority for ABC Fine
Wine and Spirits. Restaurants,
wholesalers and retailers should
all play a role in the fight to lower,
and hopefully eliminate, under-
age drinking in Florida."
Charmer Sunbelt Group will
materials to over 200 retail estab-
lishments in Tallahassee, Orlan-
do and Jacksonville as a
reminder to parents and other
adults that providing alcohol to
teens can mean serious conse-
quences and to encourage them
to speak up about underage
drinking. Elements of the cam-
paign include television and
radio public service announce-
ment, print ad, lapel pins, regis-
ter signs and posters. The
Charmer Sunbelt Group is one of
the nation's leading distributors
of fine wines, spirits, beer, bot-
tled water and other non-alco-
"The Charmer Sunbelt Group
is committed to the legal and
responsible sales and consump-
tion of beverage alcohol, and we
explore opportunities for and
encourage our associates, retail-
ers and various other industry.
associations to play an active
role in social responsibility, in
their respective communities,"
said Brian Fischer, vice president
of community relations for the
Charmer Sunbelt Group. "Our
goal is to ensure that licensed
establishments do not provide
alcohol to anyone under the age
of 21. We will do our part to stop
underage drinking and we want
to encourage parents to do the
same at home."
"Last year, there were 198
alcohol-related traffic fatalities
among youth under 21 in Flori-
da. One death is one too many,"
added Sheriff Campbell. "We are
here to convey a very important
message parents, guardians
and grandparents should talk to
their kids about alcohol."
The Century Council will distrib-
ute the public service announce-
ment to television stations that
serve Tallahassee and to date has
launched the campaign in 25 other
markets nationwide. The cam-
paign rollout will continue in cities
across the country through 2007
and materials will be available in
Spanish as well as English. For
more information on the campaign
or to order materials, please visit
Launched in 1991, the Century
Council is funded by America's
leading distillers and is a national
not-for-profit organization dedi-
cated to fighting drunk driving
and underage drinking The Coun-
cil's mission is to promote
regarding alcoholic beverages
and discourage all forms of irre-
sponsible consumption through
research, law enforcement and
Anheuser-Bush warned about alcoholic energy drinks and youth
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Fol-
lowing a collective initiative
launched recently to target
underage drinking, Attorney
General Bill McCollum today
expressed his concern to
Inc. about its production and
promotion of alcohol energy
drinks containing caffeine and
other stimulants. Citing serious
health concerns, Attorney Gen-
eral McCollum called on the
company to provide readable
warning labels that alert con-
sumers about the health risks
posed by these products.
"These alcoholic energy
drinks are promoted and pack-
aged in a way that is highly
attractive in both taste and
appearance to underage youth,"
Attorney General McCollum
said. "If Anheuser-Busch is going
to hold itself out as a partner in
the fight against underage drink-
ing, the company must stop
marketing the youthful appeal of
In a letter to Anheuser-Busch,
Attorney General McCollum
joined 27 other state Attorneys
General in noting that doctors
and public health professionals
have warned that combining
caffeinated energy drinks with
alcohol a practice popular
among young people poses
significant health and safety
risks. The stimulant in the energy
drink may skew a person's sense
of alertness without reducing the
adverse effect of the alcohol on
that person's motor skills or abil-
ity to react quickly.
alcoholic beverages include
Spykes, TILT and Bud Extra.
These drinks with a caffeine kick
are similar to non-alcoholic
energy drinks currently popular
with youth under 21. They are
primarily marketed on websites
particularly targeting a younger
Spykes is available only in
fruit and chocolate flavors and
comes in smaller plastic contain-
ers that are attractive and bright-
ly colored and could be easily
concealed in a pocket or purse.
Advertisements for Spykes, TILT
and Bud Extra also tout the prod-
ucts' caffeine content and other
additives that youth are likely to
associate with popular non-alco-
holic energy drinks. Spykes con-
tains 12 percent alcohol by vol-
ume more than twice that of
most flavored malt beverages
Because they are designated
as flavored malt beverages,
Spykes and similar drinks can be
sold inexpensively and in many
states distributed to grocery
stores and convenience stores
where they may be more readily
seen and purchased by under-
age drinkers than if they were
sold only in liquor stores.
Recently, the U.S. Alcohol and
Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
made clear that it agreed with
these concerns, finding that sev-
eral Spykes labels violate federal
law. Anheuser-Busch has agreed
to stop production and to
replace the product labels. The
Attorneys General's letter to
Anheuser-Busch raised specific
concerns about the illegible
health warnings on the Spykes
product and called upon the
company to act promptly to
address their remaining con-
cerns about the production and
marketing of these products.
A copy of the letter to
Anheuser-Busch is available at:
Pastors Wendell and Thelma
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
Church of Christ
40 West "A' Street Frostproof,
Services are Sunday School 10
a.m. Worship service 11 a.m. and
Wednesday Evening Bible Study at
7 p.m. For more information con-
Family Life Church
Family Life Church meets at the
Frostproof Middle/Senior High
School cafeteria, Sundays at 10
a.m. there is nursery, and children's
church. For information please call
Church of God
Rex E. Daniels-Pastor
Frostproof Church of God, 104
Highway 630W, Worship Ser-
vices, Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Sunday Morning Worship 10:45
a.m., Sunday Evening Worship
6:30 p.m., Wednesday Evening 7
p.m. For more information call
Church of God
Reverend Anderson, Jr.
Church Of God By Faith, 208
Hopson Rd., Worship Services;
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship
Service 11 a.m., Sunday Evening
service 7:30 p.m.,, Wednesday
Evening Bible study 7:30 p.m. For
more information call 635-7185.
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
Church of Frostproof
First Baptist Church of Frost-
proof, 96 West B Street-offers a
Contemporary Celebration Service
Sunday's at 8:15 a.m., and Tradi-
tional Worship Service at 10:50
a.m. Childcare will be available for
both services. Sunday School (all
ages) 9:30 a.m. Sunday evening
Bible Study 6 p.m. Wednesday
Evening Children and youth pro-
grams 6:15 p.m., with adult Bible
studies at 6:30 p.m. For more infor-
mation call 863-635-3603.
Church of Frostproof
First Christian Church of Frost-
proof, 2241 County Road 630 W,
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship
Service 10:15 a.m., Sunday Evening
Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday
Evening Bible Study 6 p.m. For
more information call 635-6700.
Church of Babson Park
First Christian Church of Bab-
son Park, 1295 Scenic Highway N.,
Babson Park, Sunday School 9:30
a.m., Morning Worship 10:30
a.m., Sunday Evening Bible Sun-
day 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening
Bible Study 6:30 p.m. For more
information call 638-1654.
Church of Frostproof
First Presbyterian Church, 101
N. Palm Ave., Sunday School at
9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship Ser-
vice, 11 a.m. For more informa-
tion call 635-3955.
First United Methodist
Church of Frostproof
James C. Isaacson, Pastor
First United Methodist Church
of Frostproof, 150 Devane St.,
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Tradi-
tional Worship Service 10:30
a.m. For more information call
Dioste Ama Spanish
Iglesia Bautista Dios Te Ama
(Dioste Ama Spanish Baptist
Church) lugar (located) 1000 US
Highway 98 West, Frostproof,
annunciate y ivitcion (announces
an invitation) Oir la Palabra de
Dios (to hear the Word of God)
Domingo (Sunday), at 11 a.m.
South Lake Wales
Church of God
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 informa-
tion call 638-1019.
Wildfire smoke can be
a real health hazard
Due to the recent wildfires
affecting the state, the Florida
Department of Health is provid-
ing health recommendations to
citizens impacted by wildfire
smoke. Smoke is a respiratory
irritant, and can cause a scratchy,
throat, and/or irritated eyes and
nose. Smoke may also worsen
conditions such as asthma and
other chronic respiratory or lung
There are many steps you can
take to protect yourself and your
family from the health effects of
Be your own health judge.
If you can see smoke outside, or
you feel the effects of the smoke,
avoid prolonged outdoor activi-
ties. It is especially important to
limit time spent outdoors for
children and persons with exist-
ing medical conditions.
Stay indoors whenever pos-
sible. Run your air conditioner
with a clean filter and the fresh
air intake closed, to prevent
additional smoke from entering
your home. If you don't have an
air conditioner, and are a com-
fortable temperature inside with
the windows closed, stay inside.
If your home is too warm, seek
Keep particle levels inside
your house lower by not smok-
ing tobacco or using anything
that burns, such as wood fire-
places, gas logs, gas stoves and
Delay vacuuming when
possible. Vacuuming stirs up
particles already inside your
Follow your doctor's advice
about taking your medications
and adhere to your asthma man-
agement plan if you have asth-
ma or other lung disease. Call
your doctor if your symptoms
Stay alert to any news cover-
age or health warnings related to
smoke. Pay attention to local air
quality reports. For more informa-
tion on the air quality index and
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AIR CONDITIONER: Used, 3
ton mobile home unit. $400.
863-675-0358 or 234-9901.
BARBIE- '1960, & accesso-
ries. $1000. (863)509-3028
DINING ROOM TABLE- An-
tique, Mahogany, Excellent
CHEST FREEZER, Large, Hot-
point, 15 cu. ft., $65.
Works well. $75
KITCHEN STOVE, Maytag,
electric, white, clean, works
& looks good. $75
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
REFRIGERATOR, Like new,
paid $450 at Lowes in Sept.,
asking $325 (863)675-4689
STOVE TOP: Stainless Steel,
electric, slightly used. $100.
WASHER & DRYER, GE, 8
mos. old, pd $1500, asking
WASHER & DRYER, GE, Super
capacity, 2 yrs. old. $350
WASHER & DRYER: Large ca-
pacity. Older, but work well.
$75 for both. 863-763-2232
WASHER & DRYER, Manufac-
tured 12/03, lots of bells &
whistles. $300 for both.
ADULT TRI-CYCLE- Excellent
(863)467-4498 Okee area
ADULT TRICYCLE: Good con-
dition. $100. 863-467-9892
SCOOTER- Electrical with
charger. Good condition.
EXT. PAINT, Sherwin Williams,
(3) 5 gallon buckets, light tan
color. $60 (863)763-7497
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buy direct from manufactur-
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accessories. Quick turn
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PLYWOOD- (50 sheets) $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area
UTILITY SINK, All-in-one, from
Home Depot, new. Pd. $175,
asking $65 (863)763-7497
LITTLE TYKES PLAYHOUSE,
Pink w/ Blue Roof. $50.
CHINA (39 pieces): Vintage
France UNC7 Lamoge. Assort-
ed items: cups, saucers, plates,
PANTS & SHIRTS (6): Ladies,
size 3X. $30 for all or will
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
HAND PAINTED PLATES (21):
Various designs & artists.
$630 value asking $200
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, Fast, Win XR wire-
less card, power adapter,
etc., for school or business.
ADJUSTABLE BED: Craftmatic,
single, vibrates. $1500 value.
Asking $750. 863-357-5774
ARMOIRE: Beautiful, large,
black, mirrored. $200 nego-
BADCOCK BUNKBEDS: Wood
with horse design engraved
on them. $250.
863-528-3235 W. Frostproof
BED FRAME, New, metal, fits
twin or full size, wheels, $25
BED: King size, new condition.
Remodeling, must sell! Only
BEDROOM SET, Queen, 2
large dressers, mattress &
box springs. $450
COUCH: Multi-colored, 83" x
37", excellent condition.
$100. 863-675-3944 Labelle
DINING ROOM SET, Black, ta-
ble, 4 chairs, china cabinet.
Paid $3000, asking $1000
DINING ROOM SET: Broyhill,
with hutch. Paid $1700. Ask-
DINING ROOM SET: Table, 6
chairs (2 Captain chairs), 1
leaf, pedestal. $400 for all.
DINING ROOM TABLE- Bev-
elled. Smoke glass, with 4
chairs, Like new. $350.
DINING/RM TABLE- Oval
shaped, w/leaf, 6 chairs,
asking $300 or best offer.
END TABLES (2), Wooden.
Large, holds up to 32: TV.
Has shelves and DVD / CD
HEADBOARD, Queen size, $25
MATTRESS & BOXSPRING:
queen & king, brand new,
still in plastic. $189.
MATTRESS- Memory Foam,
Queen sz, 9" thick, By NASA
as seen on TV, 20 yr wrty.
$450. Cash (772)418-0537
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
QUEEN / KING BED: Brand
new, still in plastic. $189.
SECTIONAL: Leather, hunter
green, very good condition!
SET OF DRESSERS: White, w/
mirror. 18.5"x64.5"x30" and
for all. 863-528-3235
TWIN BEDS (2), Frame, box
springs, mattress, sheets,
head & foot board, white.
TWIN LOFT BED- w/slide ask-
ing $50 (863)467-8960
WALL UNIT: Walnut, 18"d x
30"w, with 2 shelves & 2
doors below. $90.
GOLF CART: 2006 Yamaha.
Like new. Only used 1 time.
48 volt. Hard top w/wind-
shield & charger. Pd. $4400,
Asking $2,995. or best offer.
SHOT GUN, 20 gage, Moss-
berg, $165., (502)931-8101
GUN CABINET- Knotty pine,
holds 8 rifles, ammo storage
in bottom, side shelf, locks
M-1 GARAND, Semi-auto.,
man. 1941, exc. cond.,
18XXXXX, serious inq. only.
$1600 firm. (863)610-8730
RIFLE: AR15, custom built,
330 round mags, all the
best. $999 or best offer.
SUPER SCOPE: Orion 127 mm
(5") overture Star Max w/
case. $500. / trade for brand
name pistol. 863-447-3409
CROSS TRAINER: Elliptical
Cardio, Pro-Form brand, ex-
cellent condition. $250.
TOTAL GYM: Brand new. Paid
$400, asking only $125.
WEIGHT BENCH- Cross bow,
Paid $900. asking $400, or
best offer. (863)467-4566
RING- Size 7, (66 diamond ba-
guette) Certified appraisal
$1110. Asking $900.
(863)357-3567 After 5pm
RING- Size 7, (72 diamonds &
2 Onyx) Have certified ap-
praisal. $1550. Asking
RING- Size 7 (8 lolite stones,
48 diamonds) Certified ap-
praisal for $920. Asking
$750. (863)357-3567 Aft 5p
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR: Med-
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Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
LIFTING CUSHION: Up Easy,
pops up to help you get up
from chair. Paid $99. Asking
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MASSAGE SPA: Portable,
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863-763-0141 after 5:30 pm
or leave message.
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ACCORDIAN- With velvet lined
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PIANO- Baldwin Console with
bench. Good condition.
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CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
DRUMS: Gibraltar dlb bass
pedal, 4 boom stands, 6
cymbals & much more!
$1500 neg. 863-697-6132
AQUARIUM, 90 gal. with alot
of access. Nice wood stand.
$400 (302)634-2378 or af-
ter 5 at (302)357-3092
MIXED, Male, 18 mths, great
nose, $250 (863)763-0356
CHIHUAHUA, black/tan, male,
9 wks. old. $230.
(863)675-2541 (days) Barb
GREAT DANE PUPPIES: AKC,
3 black males, $600.
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
PUPS, UKC, Purple ribbon
,bred, Health cert. included.
$250 each. (863)467-4149
YORKIE, Female. Will be
small. Daddy weighs 3 lbs.,
Momma weighs 5 lbs. $900.
YORKIE PUPPIES (2): Males,
AKC Reg w/ health certify.
Will be small, ready 05/20.
$800 ea. 863-697-9865
ZIBRA FINCH: $8.00 Moving
must sell. (863)610-2465
POOL TABLE- Good condition.
$150. (863)697-2025 or
VARMIT TRAP: 12 x 12 x 36.
DIGITAL/AUDIO APM.- 2400
watt's, Brand new in box.
$350. or best offer.
JUGGERNAUTS 2 15",
MMATS In box. $1800 new,
TELEVISION- Color, 13", ask-
ing $25 (863)467-8924
AIR COMPRESSORS (3) 2
Electric, 1 Portable, Asking
$775 will sep.
BENCH LATHE, 4" chuck, 36"
long & all tooling tool, like
new cond, $400
DRILL- 3/4", Super Hole
Shooter, $600 new, sell for
$300 firm (772)807-0541
PAINT SPRAYER, Airless, Like
new, used 1 time for 3
hours. Paid $600, Asking
PORTABLE AIR COMPRES-
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427
TABLE SAW, Sears Craftsman
SR 2412, 3hp, 10", $250.
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
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed. Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
QUARTER HORSE, Mare, 4 yrs
old, great disposition. Comes
w/com anion (sheep).
SORREL GELDING: Green
broke, very gentle, $500.
BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some
work. $100. 863-675-1816
DIESEL TRACTOR: 180 Mas-
sey Ferguson. $2500.
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 Briggs & Strat-
ton, runs great, used 24 hrs.
$500 neg. 863-675-1816
PRESSURE WASHER: Camp-
bell Hausfeld, 1750 PSI. $50
firm. 863-357-0354 or
RIDING MOWER- Murray '03,
42" cut, $500
RIDING MOWER: Murray,
18V2 HP, 46" twin cut, new
blades. $400. 863-763-6073
RIDING MOWER: Murray, 42"
cut, 16 HP. $400.
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
8HP, 30" cut, electric start.
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
Rear Engine, 30" cut, $450
SCAGG TURF TIGER: 60" cut,
Kohler 25HP engine. $1500.
863-467-0139 leave msg.
YARD SWEEPER- Huskee,
Heavy duty. Paid $250. will
sell for $150.
(863)467-7151 after 6pm
BILLY GOAT: Large, healthy,
,'ood breeding goat, very
p in. 0100 or best offer.
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Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
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Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lota Sale 1045
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Estate Wanted 1065
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Waterfrnt Property 1080
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OKEECHOBEE, lbr/lba, set up
in park, needs some work, has
had work done, with 2 sheds.
$5000 neg. (863)261-4363
Jet Skis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
ALUM 14' V BOTTOM- 18hp
motor, trailer, excellent con-
ALUM LOWE: 14' w/ trailer.
New tires & wheel bearings,
15hp, mere, MK troll mtr.
$2000 neg. 863-224-5017
RENKEN, Cuddy cabin,
24.5ft., 110hp OMC C Drive
engine, trailer, runs. $1500
(863)763-3507 after 4pm
SAIL BOAT: Hobie Cat, 14
feet, excellent condition.
STAMAS: 21ft, cuddy cabin,
235HP Evinrude, dual axle
trailer. Clean, solid & runs
good. $2499. 863-467-7415
V-HAUL: 14ft, Lowe, alumi-
num, 5ft wide. Trailer needs
some work. $700 or best of-
DODGE WINNEBAGO: 1977,
handy man's special! $1000.
RV, 30', with Florida room.
Handyman's special. $2500
or best offer. (863)517-1888
RV- '93 Jayco Eagle 5th
Wheel. Super slide, Many
new upgrades. Nice cond.
$7500. Neg. (863)447-1836
RV CAMPER w/ FL Rm., Ap-
prox. 25 Ft. Long. $1200 or
best offer. Located near Big
Lake RV Park 772-985-4620
CHATTEAU: 2002, 311/2 ft, ful-
ly loaded, very good condi-
tion. $15,500. Call Frank
Ottaviano at 863-517-1925.
TROLLING MOTOR- 67 Ib
thrust, 24 volt, Great White,
completely rebuilt, $350 or
best offer (863)467-6960
OUTBOARD MOTOR, Nis-
sanjTohatsu, 3.5 or 5.0hp?,
runs. $100 (863)697-2033
H.D. '98 FAT BOY, Black Extra
chrome. 2 addl. seats. New
tires/battery. 18,500 mi..
HD FAT BOY- '02, Black &
chrome, 12K mi. Exc cond.
$13,500. Felda area
HONDA CB350 1973, 4 cyl.,
Excellent condition. $1000.
HONDA SHADOW VT600 '03,
1 Owner, female, 17K mls.,
Excellent condition. Blue.
$3800 neg. (772)215-0316
Stand up, single. Call for in-
fo. $1500. (863)467-8292
TRIUMPH CHOPPER, Older,
$2500 or best offer.
GO CART, large, one sweater,
wit oil cage & 5hp motor,
$500 or best offer.
GO CART, 'Thunder Cart" 5 hp
Briggs & Stratton, Perfect
HONDA RANCHER ES 2004,
Low hours. Excellent condi-
tion. $2500. or best offer.
RIMS & TIRES (4), New, for
ATV, 400 Eiger. Front
25x8x12, back 25x10x12.
SUN-DELL 4 WHEELER- '06,
150cc, auto. w/reverse.
SUZUKI SAMURAI BUGGY
'87, Runs great, tractor tires,
$2200 (954)445-6383 or
YAMAHA GRIZZLY 660, '02,
4x4, ITP Rims & Tires, runs
YAMAHA GRIZZLY 660 '02-
ITP tires & rims, winch, new
brakes, just serviced, $5000
TRAVEL TRAILER: '88, Hi-Lo,
27', good condition, BHR
area. $2500 negotiable or
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
$500 Police Impounds! Cars
From $500! Tax Repos, US
Marshal and IRS sales! Cars,
Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's,
Honda's, Chevy's, more! For
listings Call (800)425-1730
Acura Integra 1994 $7001 Po-
lice Impounds for Sale! Hon-
da Civic 1992 $500! More
Cars available Now, For list-
ings Call (800)366-9813 x
CADILLAC BRAUGHMAN- '90,
89K orig. mi., 3.7, V-8, A/C,
All pwr, Clean motor, $2500.
CAMERO RS- '97, Conv. Runs,
Needs brakes & exhaust
work. Top needs minor re-
pair. $2000. (863)673-3513
CHEVY CAMARO, '02, 35th
Anniv. Ed., 50k ml., t-tops,
blacked out windows, new
tires, $9000. (863)357-1733
DODGE INTREPID: 1996,
great shape. Moving, must
sell. $1500. 863-302-4001
FORD ESCORT '97, Good on
gas, lots of new parts, runs
good, cold a/c. $2000 or
best offer. (561)261-4923
FORD MUSTANG LS- '93, 4
cyl, 80K original miles.
FORD TAURUS SES '01, A/C,
P/S, P/W, C/C, FM/CASS, 4
Wheel ABS, Great on gas.
FORD THUNDERBIRD '93-
needs some work, $1000 or
best offer (252)218-0943
HYUNDIA SCOUPE- '95, A/C
works, Needs front end
KIA SPECTRA: 2000, runs
good, cold a/c. $1800 or
best offer. 863-634-1598
LINCOLN MARK VII: '90, sports
coupe, 2dr, 50 HO, air ride,
all orig, good rubber, cold ac.
LINCOLN TOWN CAR- '84,
Runs.good. New transmis-
sion. $1100. or best offer.
(863)357-3567 After 5pm
MAZDA 626,1999- good con-
dition, needs transmission,
over 100K miles, $2500
(863)357-1626 / 697-2025
Police Impounds for Sale!
Honda Civic 1992 $500!
Chevy Pickup 1994 $500!
Ford Mustang 1993 $900!
For listings Call
PONTIAC FIREBIRD: 1984,
needs work. $1000.
PT CRUISER 2002, 63K mls.,
5spd. w/CC, w/CD & tape
player. New tires. Fog lamps.
VW JETTA, '88, runs, needs
starter, $900 or best offer.
CHEVY S10 BLAZER, '88, 4.3
mtr., motor runs good,
FORD BRONCO- '79, 400 big
block, 6" lift, 110 rear. Dual
5" upstacks. Runs great.
FORD EXPLORER XLT, '99,
V6, good cond., 2 new tires,
air bags, 4 dr., keyless entry,
GMC JIMMY 1994, 4x4, Swap
for 2 wheel drive pick up or
sell for $1500.
DODGE INTREPID '98, For
parts, everything is good ex-
cept motor. $600
DODGE RAM 50 1989, For
parts. $200. (863)824-0406
FACTORY RUNNING BOARDS:
Off of '08 Super Duty Ford
Crew Cab (King Ranch). $600.
FORD 302 MOTOR- High out-
put, runs good, $600 or best
FUEL TANK: 110 gal, "L"
shape, steel, good shape no
leaks, fits in back of pickup
truck. $100. (863)697-9704
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
REAR SEAT, For Jeep Wran-
gler, black, good shape, $75
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
RIMS & TIRES- 17", 5 lug,
asking $400 (863)673-2314
RIMS (4): Aluminum, 15" x
61/2, fit Ford Ranger, 5 lug.
STEEL WHEELS (4): White-
wall, 225. $150 for all.
SUPER SWAMPER IROCS (4),
36x14x16. Good buggy tires.
$175 or best offer.
TIRES, 305/65/17 Pro Comp
Extreme A/T. Brand new. All
4 for $750. Call
TIRES- 4, Dayton, 245/70/15.
Good condition. $100.
TOOL BOX, Aluminum, Like
new for Large Pick Up.
TURBO 350- with 203 Trans-
fer case,. $300 or best of-
UTILITY TRUCK BED: Stahl, 8
Ft., $300. (863)634-7706
WHEELS & TIRES (6): Alcoa,
16" fits 88 97 Dually. $450.
CHEVY 1500 PU '89- use for
parts or repair, needs steer-
ing column, $700
CHEVY 350 '84, 454 engine,
400 turbo trans., body could
use some work. $1400 or
best offer. (863)201-3492
CHEVY S10, '98, reg. cab, 5
spd., runs good, cold a/c,
DODGE PICKUP: 1996, ex-
tended cab, cold ac, 18"
rims. $2500 or best offer.
FORD F150: '86, XLT, 5.0 au-
to, runs good, $900.
863-234-9901 or 234-9901.
FORD F250 1997 (2) Power
Stroke Diesel, Ext cab, A/C,
4x4. Excellent condition.
$6000 each. (239)229-4900
FORD RANGER, '01, 2 whl.
dr., runs good, $6000 or
best offer. (863)673-2872
GMC 1/2 TON- 92', 4x4, Auto.,
350 eng. Short wheel base.
Pwr win/locks. Cold A/C.
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
TRUCK TOPPER- 2000 Toyota
Tundra, asking $500 or best
CHEVY BLAZER '94- Tahoe
pkg, 2dr, runs good, low
miles, needs minor body
work $2500 (863)467-0627
CHEVY K5 BLAZER- '84, New
motor, Trans. & gears. Ask-
ing $2500. Neg. Call Patrick
CHRYSLER PACIFICA '04,
Well maintained, loaded.
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE: '94,
needs tires, but runs good.
DUMP TRAILER '01, Goose-
neck, 7x12, double axle.
ENCLOSED TRAILER: 1997,
26 Ft. Long. 102 Inches
Wide. Rear ramp. $3000.
UTILITY TRAILER- '06, Open,
5'x10', Wood deck, Ramp
Fate, Diamond plate tool box.
UTILITY TRAILER: 24' x 7' 7",
2 Ft. Sides. Tandem Axel.
$300 takes it! Ask for Char-
UTILITY TRAILER: New, heavy
duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625.
FORD AEROSTAR '94- AC, low
miles, good condition,
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Learn the warning signs of stroke
Do you know the warning
signs of a strokV?
Each year about 700,000
Americans suffer strokes. More
than 150,000 Americans die from
stroke each year. About 60 per-
cent of these fatalities are
Treated immediately, many
,people can survive and recover
*from a stroke. Time is essential.
. There are medications which can
'help stroke victims if treated in
time.The sooner a stroke victim
receives medical care, the better
the chances of recovery.
According to the American
Stroke Association, stroke is a type
of cardiovascular disease. It affects
the arteries leading to and within
the brain. A stroke occurs when a
blood vessel that carries oxygen
and nutrients to the brain is either
blocked by a clot or bursts. When
that happens, part of the brain
cannot get the blood it needs, so it
starts to die.
According to The American
Stroke Association the warning
signs of stroke include:
Sudden numbness or weak-
ness of the face, arm or leg, espe-
cially on one side of the body;
Sudden confusion, trouble
speaking or understanding;
e Sudden trouble seeing in
one or both eyes;
Sudden trouble walking,
dizziness, loss of balance or coor-
Sudden, severe headache
with no known cause.
If you or someone with you
has one or more of these signs,
Risk factors for stroke include:
Age The chance of having
a stroke more than doubles for
each decade of life after age 55.
While stroke is common among
the elderly, a lot of people under
65 also have strokes.
Heredity (family history)
and race Your stroke risk is
greater if a parent, grandparent,
sister or brother has had a
stroke. African Americans have a
much higher risk of death from a
stroke than Caucasians do. This
is partly because they have high-
with Katrina Elsken
er risks of high blood pressure
Sex (gender) Stroke is
more common in men than in
women. In most age groups,
more men than women will have
a stroke in a given year. However,
more than half of total stroke
deaths occur in women. At all
ages, more women than men die
of stroke. Use of birth control pills
and pregnancy pose special
stroke risks for women.
Prior stroke, TIA or heart
attack The risk of stroke for
someone who has already had
one is many times that of a per-
son who has not. Transient
ischemic attacks (TIAs) are
"warning strokes" that produce
stroke-like symptoms but no last-
ing damage. TIAs are strong pre-
dictors of stroke. A person who's
had one or more TIAs is almost
10 times more likely to have a
stroke than someone of the same
age and sex who hasn't. Recog-
nizing and treating TIAs can
reduce your risk of a major
stroke. If you've had a heart
attack, you're at higher risk of
having a stroke, too.
High blood pressure High
blood pressure is the most impor-
tant controllable risk factor for
stroke. Many people believe the
effective treatment of high blood
pressure is a key reason for the
accelerated decline in the death
rates for stroke.
Cigarette smoking In
recent years, studies have shown
cigarette smoking to be an
important risk factor for stroke.
The nicotine and carbon monox-
ide in cigarette smoke damage
the cardiovascular system in
many ways. The use of oral con-
traceptives combined with ciga-
rette smoking greatly increases
Diabetes mellitus Dia-
betes is an independent risk fac-
tor for stroke. Many people with
diabetes also have high blood
pressure, high blood cholesterol
and are overweight. This
increases their risk even more.
While diabetes is treatable, the
presence of the disease still
increases your risk of stroke. '
Carotid or other artery dis-
ease The carotid arteries in
your neck supply blood to your
brain. A carotid artery narrowed
by fatty deposits from atheroscle-
rosis (plaque buildups in artery
walls) may become blocked by a
blood clot. Carotid artery disease
is also called carotid artery steno-
sis. Peripheral artery disease is the
narrowing of blood vessels carry-
ing blood to leg and arm muscles.
It's caused by fatty buildups of
plaque in artery walls. People with
peripheral artery disease have a
higher risk of carotid artery dis-
ease, which raises their risk of
Atrial fibrillation This heart
rhythm disorder raises the risk for
stroke. The heart's upper cham-
bers quiver instead of beating
effectively, which can let the blood
pool and clot. If a clot breaks off,
enters the bloodstream and
lodges in an artery leading to the
brain, a stroke results.
Other heart disease Peo-
ple with coronary heart disease or
heart failure have a higher risk of
stroke than those with hearts that
work normally. Dilated cardiomy-
opathy (an enlarged heart), heart
valve disease and some types of
congenital heart defects also raise
the risk of stroke.
Sickle cell disease (also
called sickle cell anemia) This
is a genetic disorder that mainly
affects African-American and His-
panic children. "Sickled" red
blood cells are less able to carry
oxygen to the body's tissues and
organs. These cells also tend to
stick to blood vessel walls, which
can block arteries to the brain and
cause a stroke.
High blood cholesterol -
People with high blood choles-
terol have an increased risk.for
stroke. Also, it appears that low
HDL ("good") cholesterol is a risk
factor for stroke in men, but more
data are needed to verify its effect
Poor diet Diets high in sat-
urated fat, trans fat and cholesterol
can raise blood cholesterol levels.
Diets high in sodium (salt) can
contribute to increased blood
pressure. Diets with excess calo-
ries can contribute to obesity.
Also, a diet containing five or
more servings of fruits and vegeta-
bles per day may reduce the risk of
Physical inactivity and obesi-
ty- Being inactive, obese or both
can increase your risk of high
blood pressure, high blood cho-
lesterol, diabetes, heart disease
and stroke. So go on a brisk walk,
take the stairs, and do whatever
you can to make your life more
active. Try to get a total of at least
30 minutes of activity on most or
Alcohol abuse Alcohol
abuse can lead to multiple med-
ical complications, including
stroke. For those who consume
alcohol, a recommendation of no
more than two drinks per day for
men and no more than one drink
per day for nonpregnant women
best reflects the state of the sci-
ence for alcohol and stroke risk.
Drug abuse Drug addic-
tion is often a chronic relapsing
disorder associated with a num-
ber of societal and health-related
problems. Drugs that are abused,
including cocaine, amphetamines
and heroin, have been associated
with an increased risk of stroke.
To learn more about to reduce
your risk of stroke, consult your
Before making any change in
your diet or exercise routine,
consult your doctor. This is espe-
cially important if you are on any
prescription drugs. Some drugs
interact badly with foods that
would otherwise be considered
Dogs may suffer
painful ear infections
COLLEGE STATION If it
seems that everything you say
to Rover goes in one ear and out
the other, it's. probably not just a
rebellious phase he may be
suffering from an ear infection
or other condition that may
require ear surgery.
Dr. Phil Hobson, a veterinari-
an 'in the College of Veterinary
Medicine & Biomedical Sci-
ences at Texas A&M University,
says most ear surgery iti dogs is
surprisingly a result of a skin or
"Dogs with pendulous ears,
or floppy ears, are the most sus-
ceptible to severe ear infection,"
Hobson explains. "The shape
of the ears and the position of
the ear canal in these breeds
creates a warm, moist environ-
ment ideal for the growth of
Dr. Hobson says dog ear
infections are usually secondary
to an underlying food or skin
"These dogs may shake their
heads or scratch their ears, the
ear canal can become inflamed
and swollen, and their hearing
dampened," he adds. "Your vet-
erinarian can perform tests to
indicate what your dog is aller-
gic to that may be predisposing
If your veterinarian does rec-
ommend ear surgery to correct
the problem, you'll be glad to
know that your dog will feel bet-
ter within a few days of the 75-
After surgery, antibiotics are
administered for about five to
seven days, and pain medica-
tion is usually required for two
or three days.
"This type of ear surgery,
called 'total ablation,' includes
the removal of the ear canal
down to the middle ear and
cleaning out the infected tis-
sue," Dr. Hobson says.
"During surgery, the veteri-
narian may find mineralized
cartilage (infected cartilage that
turns into bone) or tumors with-
in the ear canal. Most dogs
undergoing this ear surgery
have eardrums that have been
completely destroyed by the
"In such cases, the dog's
hearing cannot be improved,
but the dog will feel much bet-
ter because the painful infection
is gone and the chance of recur-
ring infection is nearly eliminat-
ed," adds Hobson.
Although unlikely, one possi-
ble risk of ear surgery is tempo-
rary or long-term facial nerve
Most pet owners, he
believes, will find their dogs
seem healthier, happier and
more attentive as a result of the
surgery. While it cannot restore
hearing, it can certainly improve
the dog's quality of life.
For many breeds, allergies
and recurrent ear infection may
be unavoidable, but Hobson
encourages dog owners to
clean and inspect their pets'
ears regularly, while being care-
ful to avoid pushing debris fur-
ther into the ear canal.
Dr. Hobson also suggests
that dog owners watch for any
behaviors that indicate their
dogs' ears are becoming both-
When it comes to your dogs'
ears, Hobson says it's best to
use this rule of thumb: A visit to
your veterinarian can keep a
small itch from becoming a big
PetTalk is a service of the Col-
lege of Veterinary Medicine &
Biomedical Sciences, TexasA&M
University. Stories can be viewed
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STransport restrictions relaxed for livestock
Bronson takes steps
to protect animals
from FL. wildfires
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles
*Bronson has taken steps to
make it easier for horse and live-
stock owners to move their ani-
mals in the event of an evacua-
tion due to wildfires.
Mr. Bronson has temporarily
suspended intrastate movement
requirements only for those ani-
mals being evacuated from
affected areas. He has also lifted
interstate requirements for ani-
mals being evacuated from the
fire-affected areas in Georgia
and moving into Florida. At the
same time, Alabama and Geor-
gia officials have waived their
interstate movement require-
ments for Florida livestock being
evacuated into those states.
"We need to help people get
out of harm's way as quickly as
possible because these wildfires
can spread quickly and we have
new fires breaking out in many
areas of the state each day," Mr.
Bronson said. "This temporary
suspension of these require-
ments is critical for people who
need to move out of an area
quickly and want to protect their
Anyone transporting livestock
during this emergency situation
must continue to stop at the
Florida agricultural interdiction
stations. If the proper paper-
work does not accompany the
shipment, the transporter will be
issued an ALE-5, Livestock Truck
Passing Report. This movement
report must accompany the live-
stock during transport within
Florida, Georgia and Alabama
until the owners return home
when it is deemed safe to do so.
For a listing of facilities accept-
ing livestock in the southeast, log
on to the Division of Animal Indus-
try web site at
c/adc emerg manage links.shtml.
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