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Thursday, July 5, 2007 -Vol. 93 No. 3 Frostproof's Hometown Newspaper for More Than 85 Years 50 cents
At a Glance
In accordance with City
Code, Section 20-22. Parking
on Lake Clinch Boulevard; ef-
fective June 4, 2007, no vehicle
may be parked in the area adja-
cent to Lake Clinch Boulevard
from First Street on the north to
Hickory Avenue on the south
unless such vehicle shall have
affixed to the rear bumper on
the left side a current decal is-
sued by the City. Persons resid-
ing in or paying taxes within the
City, to include persons with
635 telephone exchange, shall
receive a decal without charge.
Decals will be available at the
Utility Department located on
second floor of City Hall from 8
a.m. 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Violators may be given
a citation for improper park-
ing. Call 863-635-7850 with any
The next Regular City Coun-
cil Meeting will be held Mon-
day, July 9, at 6 p.m.
The next Planning and Zon-
ing Board meeting will be held
Monday, June 25 at 5:30 p.m.
A Special Council Meeting will
be held Tuesday, June 26 at 3
The City would also like to
remind everyone, beginning
in July Regular City Council
meetings will be held the sec-
ond and fourth'Monday for the
months of July, August and
Frostproof City Hall is locat-
ed at 111 First Street. For more
information call 635-7855.
County Manager Mike Herr
will present the county's pro-
posed 2007-2008 fiscal year
budget to the Board of County
Commissioners on Friday, July
13 in the County Commission
board room. The County Com-
mission Board room is located
in the Neil Combee Administra-
tion Building, 330 West Church
Street in Bartow.
Art for Kids
Frostproof Art League is
sponsoring a' three day art
workshop for children, ages, 7
-15. The dates are July 10, 11 12
from 10:30 to noon. Pat Bowen
will be the instructor. Enroll-
ment is limited to 15 students.
No cost to participate.
Call the Frostproof Art
League to enroll your child.
Phone 863 635-7271.
Any adults interested in par-
ticipating in the Frostproof Adult
Softball League and would like
more information please call
635-4641 or 635-5786.
The Frostproof Historical
Museum located at 210 South
Scenic Highway, is open on
Saturday afternoons, 1 p.m.
until 4 p.m. beginning June 1
through September 30. Other
hours are available by appoint-
ment: call (863) 638-1225.
The Florida Native Plant
Society meetings are the first
Tuesday of each month at 7
p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center
at 4509 George Boulevard, Se-
bring, FL 33875 Classroom III.
For more information, contact
Karina Veaudry 321.332.6242.
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
Community Links. Individual Voices.
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Certificate sale bids improve
BARTOW, Fla. The Polk
County Tax Collector's Office
continues to see positive out-
comes for taxpayers in the inter-
net-based property tax certificate
sale, held earlier this month.
Lower interest rates for taxpay-
ers and more efficient uses of
Tax Collector resources are just
a few of the benefits from the
Tax certificate interest rates
this year dropped to a weighted
total average of 3.26% and the
entire process, which tradition-
ally spanned two weeks and
countless staff hours, was con-
ducted online and concluded in
just two days. As a result of the
increased participation, tax cer-
tificate interest rates were driven
down to their lowest rate since
the tax collector's office first
"The online tax certificate sale continues to gener-
ate great results. The number of delinquent dol-
lars is increasing each year. We have put a process
in place that provides the most efficient method
for both generating more revenue for government
entities while reducing interest rates that delin-
quent taxpayers have to pay."
Joe G. Tedder,
began using the online process
three years ago.
This year's sale attracted over
4100 actual bidders, a 75% in-
crease over last year's participa-
tion with 18.7 million bids, up
from the 11.7 a year ago. The
total value of the certificates in-
creased from $13.9 million to
$24.1 million this year, indicative
of the increase .in property val-
ues throughout the county.
"The online tax certificate
sale continues to generate great
results," stated Joe G. Tedder,
Tax Collector. "The number of
delinquent dollars is increasing
each year. We have put a pro-
cess in place that provides the
most efficient method for both
generating more revenue for
government entities while reduc-
ing interest rates that delinquent
taxpayers have to pay."
This is the third year that Polk
County has conducted the sale
entirely on the Internet. Ven-
dors such as Realauction, the
online service provider that Polk
has used for the past two sales,
have been so successful with tax
certificates that they are now ex-
panding their expertise into tax
deed applications. Parcels that
received no bids will be struck
off to the county. This year, that
receivable is $453,928.
Online tax certificate sales al-
low bidders to participate via an
eBay type process in a two day
auction as opposed to the tradi-
tional 10 day live process. The
main online sale benefits are in-
crease number of bidders, lower
interest rates for delinquent tax-
payers and reduced administra-
Tax certificate investors gen-
erally expect delinquent property
owners to pay their delinquent
back taxes plus interest. If pay-
ment is not made after two years,
the tax certificate holder can force
the property to be put up for auc-
tion through a tax deed process.
The life of a tax certificate is sev-
en years. After that, the certificate
becomes null and void.
\Webber International Uni-
versity President Rex Yentes
would like to announce that
the annual golf fundraising
event for the university will be
held Monday, Oct. 29, 2007 at
Lake Region Country Club,
Winter Haven, Florida.
Due to the tremendous suc-
cess of this great event and its
history of "selling out", poten-
tial sponsors should contact
Webber as soon as possible to
secure a spot in this event. This
event has proven to be one of
the areas' best tournaments
and very sponsor friendly.
Sponsorship packages are now
For more information on
sponsorship opportunities for
this fundraiser contact Web-
ber President, Rex Yentes, or
Director of Development, Rick
Wright at 863-638-1431. Cel-
ebrating our 80th year!
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson asked that Floridians
be very careful with all outdoor
fires as they enjoy summer.
"Our Division of Forestry is
again responding to 20 to 40
new wildfires each day," Bron-
son said. "Many of these are
caused by people who have
been careless with a campfire,
bonfire or outdoor cooking
During May, which is usu-
ally an active wildfire month,
846 Florida wildfires burned
139,328 acres. The number
and severity of wildfires then
dropped following the passage
of Tropical Depression Barry,
but an eagerly anticipated sum-
mer rainy season failed to mate-
rialize over most of the state.
"We have not yet entered
into a summer pattern of wide-
ly dispersed, regular afternoon
"The rainfall we have received
has been beneficial, but most
of the state continues to experi-
ence drought conditions."
The statewide average for
the Keetch-Byram Drought In-
dex (KBDI) is 465, which signi-
fies a continued threat of wild-
fires. Thirty-six of Florida's 67
counties have a KBDI reading
above 500. Even with the scat-
tered rainfall, areas of the state
have not recovered from previ-
ous rainfall deficits and con-
tinue to remain in drought-like
Wildfires can occur through-
out the year in Florida, but the
most active part of the wildfire
season is usually from Janu-
ary through May. Florida aver-
ages about 5,000 wildfires each
year that burn approximately
See Wildfire Page 2
The Frostproof Rotary Club
held their Annual Installation
Dinner Thursday, June 28 at the
Frostproof Family Restaurant.
Frostproof Rotary 2006-
2007 President Ralph Waters
called the meeting/dinner to
order by the ringing of the bell.
Immediately following was the
Pledge of Allegiance and 'God
Bless.America'. President Wa-
ters also delivered a blessing
over the meeting as well as an
informal introduction of Rotar-
ians and guests in attendance.
The 2007-2008 Board of
Directors was announced by
Frostproof Honorary Rotarian
Mr. Bill McDonald. The incom-
ing board members are: Presi-
dent: Kenny Godwin, President
Elect: Larry Roberts, Secretary:
Diana Biehl, Treasurer: Bea
Reifeis, and Vocational Educa-
tional Service Director: Mary
,If you would like to become
a member of the Rotary or be
a guest speaker please contact
Bea Reifeis at 863-635-2523.
Please lend a hand to your
community and throughout
The Polk County Sheriff's
Office, in 'partnership with
Heartland Crime Stoppers, has
developed yet another method
for encouraging inmates at the
Polk County Jail to report infor-
mation on unsolved crimes.
Inmates, who are being
booked out of jail, will receive
Poker Chips that have been
modified to include the Crime
Stoppers' Crime Reporting Tip
line, 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).
The idea behind the half dol-
lar size red disks is to remind in-
FP Rotary President Ralph Waters recognized Rotarian
Bea Reifeis with a 'Rotarian of the Year' plaque for Lead-
ing the Way in Service Above Self at the Annual Installa-
tion Dinner held June 28, 2007.
The Frostproof Rotary Club
will now meet every Thursday
at noon at the Frostproof Family
Restaurant located at 133 Sce-
nic Highway S. As a reminder
the July 12 noon meeting will
be held at the Frostproof Care
Center located at 21 Scenic
Highway S with a special visit
from the District and Assistant
District Governors of Rotary.
mates to spread the Crime Stop-
per message, after they leave
the jail, no matter how long
they stay, even if the inmate has
bonded out immediately.
Inmates in the Polk County
Jail are given decks of Crime
Stopper Cold Case playing
cards that display a number of
unsolved crimes that have oc-
curred in Polk County. In ad-
dition to the cards, a continu-
ously looped video displaying
unsolved crimes is shown on
See Poker Page 2
Submitted photo/Bea Reifels
Rotary hosts Exchange team
President Ralph Waters (center) with members of the Group Study Exchange (GSE)
team from Argentina at a "Thanksgiving Celebration" in May hosted by the Frostproof
Rotary Club. GSE is a Rotary International initiative to further world peace and under-
standing. Two teams, each made up of a Rotarian team leader and 4-5 non-Rotarian
business or professional leaders, visit each others Rotary District. During the six-week
visit, the teams learn about the culture and business practices of the host country.
Frostproof Rotary: Officers installed
Frostproof News/Cindy Monk
Honorary Rotarian Bill McDonald (left) stands with thle Frostproof Rotary 2007-2008
Board members President: Kenny Godwin, Vocatioi l Educational Service Director:
Mary Ruth Wilson, Treasurer: Bea Reifeis, Secretary: Diana Biehl, and President Elect:
Larry Roberts at the Installation Dinner held June 28.
New Rotary board takes office
PCSO betting on
poker chips to
help fight crime
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cfie is the first agency I I i ir
Ithe ok.er chips. not a gam-
bile to Itum in a crimin al, it's a sure
bet," said : iM Judd..
SIf yeu have any information
i-, r, anl unsolved crime,
I'- m *iake that a: I. Anyone
'.:inaforman io who wants to
remain anonymTous and be eli-
i:, .' ,- Lfr a castc reward is asked
to oaHl Heartland Crime Stoppers
at ",. :._ .,- "PS. :..1 li i" r.ll"TY
IS ,.1 A)-'..j ,TEED!
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prove iii.i-I of lil. iiiii li'O11 IT- Iii lhit c Ii lkiRffy I Of
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Ti..a.ia-.-, Coordinator at '.fli
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Special Friends is funded by
i-l'.aali'.:- for Childfren. Cornmu-
.- Based Care Hardee, li-.l
Inds and Polk Counties, I..IIl
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with federal benefits
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tire iseiir e Disply on iSaturday, June 23. Laura is in
rie Mia!ter of A.rl Education degree program at Warner
Southern College. Class members exhibit their research
for peer evaluation.
Keep safety in mind
whMle grilling with gas
TA, i S-: 5I.-7. To help
make t-re sunmm r lllria er -
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Propane grril doa's:
S;ii.it iad and t'".li'' the
and keep vl'.lit: o mater ials and
manuals ri a wic. accessible
turned off and that the 1 .t.% Ilot
valve is closed.
SN-ever ,attemp to move an
g ,i i "i ;il- .
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S.ii.and cool to the touch Icli'e
Covering it after use.
A' I.. s use or sttoe I ,-I-
ders outdoors in an ..lprighl acble
SWhen yo. fill or e ,ul is s
.Mr 0n ooT i totke.i t 11ou supplier
check for dents, din 'i.i c' rust or
l i' .i.I hi : i -ll prop-ne1
gas grill, cheek all connections
i., i fh' inl'- using a leak dlteec
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Do not use, store or trans-
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would be exposed to high ter-
peratures. (Tihis iinlui,,!- .sl'_hiinu
p'pai c'ylule Itis undci ili li'-i whe
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and ignifl sources may be
Never leave your grill unat-
tended when in use.
',T i p '. of th- Pei' ,ci-ilnI t I l
free brochure titled, "Safe Cook-
Ill \\-illi Pri'otane Cai Grills" con-
tact the LDekpl- tn-Frt Bureau of
liii .l fild Petroleum Gas Inspi. -
tion at (850) 921-8001.
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RELEASE OF PREMIER HOiMESITES
Waterdance is a beautiful, uns.poilcEd private C. Inmll!lit
located on the Hi hl. i.nd,- Cashiers PIi.I.i
a!.t'i1 the Tucknaeiee Ritc-r in the
Blue Ridgc Mn:t.inr.llis of North Carolina.
High Elev. lion, LLong Range \'ie\\',
River Front and Creek Front
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Ai M @J t., help .,.",,ih ni ,
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Caseworkers will meet with
, i i,,- ,i o f F i, i ii ':. 1l11.
r ii i,, ,",'i, .Ii.l District who need
ihlpj will mly federal agency or
', -.r.ini or who would IIk. to ex=
press ih.uil ,i- i., on issues before
,,,nii hrt, (..,i.lil .-ii, shouldi
brifig anyr .i.i.inmui1iiis;n 0MI-
ten i i,(i a I.I-i i, tha t will help,
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Leat Maxey Mem orial -ilmii.
Is North Magnolia 'r ine, Fr.;.i.
proof. T.ir..iit, ily 17, 10 an.m
Lake \Whles Public Uibra-
290 i1'\tpie,. ;. aid.rni Lane, Lake
WVale'. I'ir'-..i\ July 17, 11 a.m.-
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Drug task force makes
arrests, seizes drugs
On June 29, 2007; members of
the HIDTA (High Intensity Dri.i,
iill- l.iiL,. Area) Task Force a--
rested two men and seied !i",,
'"i poundsI III d one ounce
iI'Il P IH u in US, i1111,',.\ L,.ii..
Aim-, airrniiirie1 with a Mexican
National DIu (DI.fiu Tiaifi, iN.i
Ii L j:.iiii,.,' in Ocala, Florida
i,.,i ir uli 'lit ,t ot o lii'..- pounds of
ICE to Po!k ,''ini\ 'After iluinilill\
, ihLl won Ili IN that :'ii
I'iiiI\ W' Ls "too i'i" (referring
to the 'I"l-.l-'li: c of law 'iii!c-'-
i-int. two suspects arrived at the
.I Inn Mil X on1 i'.iIk Road in
i-'lii il att a pl)i':.h.ih l\" w v2 p.m,
on June :1 '. ,'Oii;' IIIDT,\ task
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I* 1ii 1'.l ,n i .l I I 'I )ll III\ :, .'lr l l ll l i
;i(:- oi.lrli'4 -d '.iv'ilkllil at
the motel, T-1 I suspects lin'til to
meet iil'l llI \,ilI Iti hours of
'in .r li li,-n ..-
DIeleclit es. slop|l'i w lO ve-
hides on 1 Pilll. li',nk\'a\ at the
U, li, It,;l \.,\ 98 -,' i..-.'- in a
Carrbll Doctrine (doctrine' estab-
lished in C.irr oll v. Ilnilted Slates,
i','; h lich establishes the ad
i, .ilib of evidence recovered
In a "' ,irrniti'.i,.. search of an au-
tomobile in.if-ii stop) stop. One
of the vehicles contained '.
:i. Ii I O f I ll ..1111, 1i1'i, i h Ili:'
iwhlih : is equal to three pounds,
one niii-)1. valued at 'i;()I),'II0
wholesale, ,l. tl,-.li\v--, interviewed
both ~sl:,-'I'.. and responded to
the holrl in Pl atit City, but did not
lo0cte ainy :;II iIiI4.iI u pects,
!IIE. two suspects were deter-
mined to be legal resident olii-i,
from Mexico. Ih'l-i names and
rhvfi .rs are s li ll \'
r-u v Luevano Jalmes, D.OB,
-i -'7!i, of 432 Allen Road, Clay-
hil,. N C. Cha 'r'g(s'$ uiI]'ii. \
1 niI i, .ill n n i Aloll. ipl i'l.iil i ii
i i i- 400 g'.llr..i i
NMial1el \u.el Ltevano-Valle,
, i1. :j :;1.1 r' 111l: 1;' l '.1 0 i. 1 i '.l .I ,
A.\l 3, R.lh-.li, N.C. Charges:
Tialliclill in AtlllitampheLamine
(over 400 I.il.rls) ( b'll sp'il.i, to
'Ti'..hK. in 1 M ,-'i.iinu >irl, iihiii '
transported to death row
Polk iCouIijn inmate and con-
victed murderer Nelson) Ivan
", II.i. DOB 9.1.; :;-5 who was
sentenced to four counts of death
on June 26, 2007, after a jury of
his peei convicted him of four
counts First niSci'i Murder, was
II. i-pollc, liil the Polk County
Jail on June 28 without incident
to c.',ii )oul his sentence.
Serrano was taken by Polk
County lih ittisit at 4 a.m. on
Thursday, June 28, 2007, to the
Florida De'A:tnient of Correc-
tions RNMC .R ception Medical
Center) ii, ..:1. Rlilt-i r. where all
death row inmates are initially re-
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Rotary 'Teens of the Month'
PCC offers sports camps
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Submitted photos/Bea Reifeis
Adilene Alvardo is Frostproof Rotary Club's 'Teen of the
Month' for January 2007. Adi (center) is pictured with
Frostproof Rotary Past President Bea Reifeis and FHS
Guidance Counselor Chuck Loveless. Adi is the daughter
of Carolina Alvarado and the late Humberto Alvarado.
Lauren Beasley is the Frostproof Rotary 'Teen of the Month'
for April 2007. Lauren is pictured with Frostproof Rotary
Director Mary Ruth Wilson and her parents, Theresa and
Frostproof Rotary's 'Teen of the Month' for May 2007 is
Josh Tate. Josh is pictured with Frostproof Rotary Director
Mary Ruth Wilson and with his mother, Lavinia Hancock.
Josh is also the son of David Tate. Teens of the Month are
seniors at Frostproof Middle Senior High School, and are
selected by the faculty for recognition by the IFrostproof
Rotary Club. Each student receives a plaque in honor of
Adult health screenings
planned July 23
BARTOW, Fla. The Polk
County Adult Day Care Program
in partnership with the Visit-
ing Nurse Association of Florida
(VNA) will present "Fall Preven-
tion," a community outreach pro-
gram to provide health screenings
and help residents prepare for
The event will take place July
23 from 3-5 p.m. at the Haines City
Adult Day Care Center, located at
715 Scenic Highway in Haines
City. On-site respite care will be
provided, Polk County Emergen-
cy Management will provide bro-
chures and tips to help prepare
for emergencies, the VNA will
provide therapy screening and a
balance therapy program, and the
Polk Health Care Plan will provide
free blood pressure, blood sugar
and cholesterol screenings.
For more information, contact
Donna Kay at 534-5229 or visit
Polk County bn the web at www.
Polk Community College will
offer three sports camps during
Below are the schedules:
PCC Softball Camp-Ages:
7-18, Location: DiamondPlex,
Winter Haven Campus. Hours:
9 am to noon. Session 2: July 16
- 19. Cost: $100 A T-shirt will be
PCC Head Softball Coach Dot-
tie Cupp will show campers soft-
ball fundamentals, including such
aspects of the game as throwing,
catching, hitting, base. running,
Campers need to bring a sack
lunch everyday along with a tow-
el and swimsuit for sliding drills,
glove, sunscreen, and additional
drinks (water will be provided).
For more information about
Softball Camp, contact Dot-
tie Cupp at 292-3708 or email
PCC Baseball Camp-Ages:
6-12, Location: PCC Baseball
Field Winter Haven Campus,
Hours: Monday Friday, 9 am 1
pm, Session 2: July 16-20, Cost:
$80 Includes camp T-shirt.
PCC Baseball Coaches Joe
Arnold and Brian Kraft and PCC
baseball players will conduct
pitching, batting and running
drills at the covered batting cage
and other PCC facilities. Campers
should bring money to purchase
lunch and snacks at the conces-
sion stand or bring their own
Lake Okeechobee hits
new record low level
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. A
persistent pattern of far below
average rainfall over the Lake
Okeechobee basin has resulted
in yet another record low for
the 730-square-mile lake, which
serves as a primary backup water
supply to 5 million South Florid-
ians. According to water man-
agers at the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD),
Lake Okeechobee reached a new
all-time record low of 8.83 feet
above sea level Monday.
On average, Lake Okeechobee
and the District as a whole receive
about eight inches of rain during
the month of June; in June 2007,
the Lake received less than half
that. Meanwhile, highly localized
rainfall has favored coastal and
southern portions of the District,
where water levels are adequate
and excess rainfall cannot be
captured or stored. Portions of Mi-
ami-Dade and Broward counties,
for example, received more than
12 inches of rain in June, result-
ing in some localized flooding.
By far the largest body of water
in South Florida's water manage-
ment system, Lake Okeechobee
provides as much as 70 percent
of the dry season recharge for the
SFWMD's Lower East Coast Ser-
vice Area, which comprises Mon-
roe, Miami-Dade, Broward; and
eastern Palm Beach counties;
"The irony of the current wa-
ter shortage is that the Lower East
Coast has been experiencing al-
most daily rain, and now the Dis-
trict is working to balance the very
dry conditions and lack of rainfall
over Lake Okeechobee with the
risks of local flooding in coastal
areas," said ChipMerriam, the SF-
WMD's deputy executive director
of water resources. "Unless more
rain falls over the critically dry ar-
eas of Central Florida and water
levels in Lake Okeechobee climb
appreciably over the remainder
of the wet season, it is likely that
residentsin Southeastern Florida
will continue to face water short-
age conditions through early
2008. Our water management
system is intricately connected
and water conditions in one geo-
graphic area may affect those in
The SFWMD and local agen-
cies have worked diligently to
capture and store a substantial
amount of water from recent
rains, helping to boost regional
water levels over the past several
weeks. Southeast Florida's water
conservation areas have enjoyed
water level increases of more
than a foot over the past seven
weeks: water elevations in Wa-
ter Conservation Areas 1, 2 and 3
registered at 15.11, 11.14 and 8.25
feet above sea level respectively
Water levels are measured in
NGVD units, or National Geodetic
Vertical Datum units. NGVD is a
nationally established coordinate
system used to determine eleva-
tion, especially in areas close to
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agement District is a regional, gov-
ernmental agency that oversees
the water resources in the south-
ern half of the state 16 counties
from Orlando to the Keys. It is the
oldest and largest of the state's
five water management districts.
The agency mission is to manage
and protect water resources of the
region by balancing and improv-
ing water quality, flood control,
natural systems and water sup-
ply. A key initiative is cleanup and
restoration of the Everglades.
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Polk County Public Schools Announcements
Camp has openings
A Summer Academic Camp at
Kathleen High School has open-
ings for any public, private, char-
ter and home school student with
a goal of attending college.
The camp includes prepara-
tion and instruction on the follow-
ing: SAT, AP and Honors courses,
college-level notetaking, research
and study skills, planning and or-
ganization, time management,
the TI-83 Graphing Calculator
and use of MyCollege Quick Start,
FACTS.org and ePEP college prep-
The camp is from July 9 to
July 27 at Kathleen High School,
2600 Crutchfield Road, Lakeland.
Tuition for the entire camp is $25
and students attending 95 percent
of the camp may be eligible for
full tuition reimbursement. Trans-
portation to and from the camp
is not provided. A continental
breakfast and snack will be pro-
vided to all attendees. The camp
is supported by a grant from the
The camp is Monday to Fri-
day. Monday through Thursday
sessions are 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Friday camp sessions are 8 a.m.
to 2:30 p.m. as campers will visit
colleges and universities on Friday
For further information or
registration details call Kathleen
High School at (863) 499-2655 or
the Learning Resource Center at
Polk County Schools Foodser-
vice Department provides free,
nutritious meals to children this
summer at approximately 100
sites across the county.
Any child, 18 years and young-
er, both enrolled and non-en-
rolled at program sites, is eligible
for breakfast or lunch at no cost.
The program is available to all
children during summer vacation
when school meals are not avail-
able. The summer meals program
is from June 4 to August 10. Meals
will not be served on Wednesday,
July 4, 2007.
Contact Betty Blankenship at
(863) 534-0588 for a list of sites,
eligibility and registration infor-
mation or for further details on
the summer feeding program.
A list of local sites is included
Polk County Parks & Recre-
ation program at Dale R. Fair Bab-
son Park Elementary
Anna Woodbury Elementary,
Peaceful Believers Church
Frostproof Care Center, Lakev-
iew Park Community Center.
Citrus Center Boys & Girls
Club, Janie Howard Wilson El-
ementary Hillcrest Elementary,
Lake Wales Afterschool, Polk
Avenue Elementary, South Lake
Wales Summer Recreation, Spook
The Polk County Schools Food-
service Department participates
in the Summer Feeding .Service
Program under the jurisdiction
of the United States Department
of Agriculture (USDA). Meals will
be provided to all children with-
out charge. Acceptance and par-
ticipation requirements for the
program and all activities are the
same for all regardless of race,
color, national origin, sex, age or
disability, and there will be no dis-
crimination in the course of the
meal service. Any person who
believes he or she has been dis-
criminated against in any USDA-
related activity should write or
call immediately to:
Director, Office of Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue,
Washington, DC 20250-9410
(202) 720-6382 (TY)
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Alzheimer's disease affecting Obituaries
more as U.S. population ages
TAMPA, Fla. New estimates
set the number of adult Floridians
expected to develop Alzheimer's
disease at 1.3 million by 2050 a
threefold increase. At the same
time, the number of Americans
suffering from the disease is ex-
pected to grow to 16 million, ac-
cording to figures released this
week at the Alzheimer's Associa-
tion International conference on
Prevention of Dementia in Wash-
Dr. Huntington Potter, CEO and
director of scientific research at
the Byrd Alzheimer's Institute also
announced during the conference
that the Tampa-based institute has
just begun human studies into the
effects of caffeine on the disease
and related memory problems.
The Byrd Institute is complet-
ing work on the world's largest
freestanding research center dedi-
cated to Alzheimer's research. The
institute's new home is located on
the campus of the University of
South Florida in Tampa.
The human caffeine tests are
specifically designed to study
how well aging people tolerate
the effects of caffeine and how ef-
fectively it reduces a substance in
their blood that acts as a "marker"
for the presence of Alzheimer's.
Earlier groundbreaking re-
search conducted by the insti-
tute found that the equivalent of
five cups of coffee a day when
administered to mice with the
Alzheimer's gene prevented or re-
duced pathological symptoms of
In a paper delivered Tuesday to
the conference, Potter reported to
the gathering of international sci-
entists on the caffeine research, as
well as on the promising effects of
two other substances an anti-
depressant called Rollopram, and
a complex molecule from green
tea known as EGCG and caffeine.
The institute also is conducting
clinical studies for a pharmaceu-
tical company, Neurochem, into
the effectiveness of a drug called
Alzhemed. But the results of the
first round of clinical tests found
"disappointingly big differences"
between data collected at the dif-
ferent testing sites, Potter said.
Meanwhile, among the drugs
creating a stir at the international
conference was one long used as
anti-histamine in Russia.
"I think the data are curious
and provocative," for the Russian
drug, Potter said. "But it's unlikely
the drug. is working through its
anti-histamine characteristics -
but it may. It needs more work."
Overall, said Potter, "this inter-
national conference has shown
the use of biomarkers is going
to be difficult to study and new
drugs assumed to be promising
still need extensive human testing
in a controlled fashion."
Meanwhile, the cost of Al-
zheimer's to the Florida economy
is a staggering $10 billion a year,
noted Potter. And the projected in-
creases in the number of people
suffering from the disease "is a
catastrophe that is going to hap-
pened to all countries as their
"Florida," he said, "is at the eye
of that story. "
Dr. Huntington Potter is the
CEO and Scientific Director of the
Johnnie B. Byrd Sr. Alzheimer's
Center & Research Institute and
the Director of the designated Flor-
ida Alzheimer's Disease Research
Center by the National Institutes
of Health. He also holds the Eric
Pfeiffer Endowed Chair for Re-
search on Alzheimer's Disease at
the Suncoast Gerontology Center
and is Professor of Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology at the Uni-
versity of South Florida College
of Medicine and is an appointed
Member of the Alzheimer's Dis-
ease Advisory Committee. Prior
to joining USF in 1998, Dr. Potter
studied, researched and taught for
30 years at Harvard University.
Pastors Wendell and Thelma
16 East First Street, Frostproof.
Service times are Sunday
School 10 a.m. SundayWorship 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
Family Life Church
Family Life Church meets at
the Frostproof Middle/Senior High
School cafeteria, Sundays at 10
a.m. there is nursery, and chil-
dren's church. For information
please call 635-2704.
Church of God
Rex E. Daniels-Pastor
Frostproof Church of God,
104 Highway 630W, Worship
Services, 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
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
SFirst 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-
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 Eve-
ning Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday
Evening Bible Study 6 p.m. For
more information call 635-6700.
First Christian Church
of Babson Park
First Christian Church of Bab-
son Park, 1295 Scenic Highway
N., Babson Park, Sunday School
9:30 a.m., Morning Worship 10:30
a.m., Sunday Evening Bible Sun-
day 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening
Bible Study 6:30 p.m. For more
information call 638-1654.
Church of Frostproof
First Presbyterian Church, 101
N. Palm Avenue, Frostproof, FL.
Morning Worship Service, 10 a.m.
For more information call 635-
First United Methodist
Church of Frostproof
James C. Isaacson, Pastor
First United Methodist Church
of Frostproof, 150 Devane St., Sun-
day School 9:30 a.m., Traditional
Worship Service 10:30 a.m. For
more information call 635-3107.
Dioste Ama Spanish
Iglesia Bautista Dios Te Ama
(Dioste Ama Spanish Baptist
Church) lugar (located) 1000 US
Highway 98 West, Frostproof, an-
nunciate y ivitcion (announces an
invitation) Oir la Palabra de Dios
(to hear the Word of God) Domin-
go (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
Ruby Monroe Walters
Ruby Monroe Walters, 98,
of Ocala died of heart failure
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at the
Munroe Regional Medical Center
Born Feb. 04, 1909 in Tampa;
she was the last surviving child of
Edna (Hillard) and John Monroe
who were early Frostproof set-
tlers. She lived in Frostproof most
of her life. She was a homemaker
and a member of the First Baptist
Church of Frostproof where she
played the piano for many years.
She was also active with the Frost-
proof Historical Society.
Mrs. Walters was preceded
in death by her husband of 30
years, Will Tom Walter. Ruby is
survived by her niece, Jean (Mon-
roe) Foster of Bonita Springs; and
5 grand nieces and nephews. She
had 19 great grand nieces and
nephews; and 3 great great-grand
Funeral services were held
Saturday, June 30, 2007 at the
Marion Nelson Funeral Home in
Frostproof. Interment followed at
the Silver Hill Cemetery.
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nishings, fixtures, plumbing,
glass doors, picture win-
dows, aluminum guard rails
and much more!
ham Auctioneers ME
Higgenbotham, CAI FL Lic#
Auction- 432+/- acres divid-
ed. Brick home, Tattnall Co.,
GA., Saturday, July 14,
10am. Excellent cattle farm,
cultivatable acres, pastures,
timberland, creek, home-
sites. 10%BR GAL AU-
AUCTION, Saturday, July
14th, 11 a.m.: 4 bedroom, 3
bath house, 3 +/- acres,
Douglasville, Georgia. J.E.
Mitchell, GA NR#1856;
*Land Auction* 300 Props
Must be Sold! Low Down /
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CHIHUAHUA, Injured w/Ten-
nessee rabies tag. Call to
HORSE, near Pioneer Subdivi-
sion in Hendry County.
Please call (863)674-4060
or (863)983-1440 to identify
PIT BULL- Male, Found near
hospital. Mon. 7/2/07.
Please call to identify.
SHEPHERD MIX- missing
since 6/18 Double J Acres.
Little girl waiting for me.
FREE BEAGLE- Female-to
good _. home,-- .: only:
KITTENS- Free to Good Home
Only! 6 wks old. Male & Fe-
male. Cute! (863)801-3561
MANURE COMPOST, great for
UPRIGHT PIANO- White com-
puter desk and beige love-
seat. You must pickup.
(863)675-4773 after 6 pm
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Many payment options! No
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
LIVE IN NANNY/HOUSEKEEP-
ER- Needed in Orlando area
to help loving family
3 LOCAL DRIVERS NEEDED
Out of Auburndale, FL
**HOME EVERY DAY**
Class A CDL req.
Must be at least 21 yrs old
3 mo. exp. req.
BOOKKEEPER NEEDED- must
have valid driver license and
references required. D/F/W.
Call days, 863-634-7552
MATURE HOUSE KEEPER
NEEDED- Live on ranch,
must have valid driver li-
cense and references re-
Squired...D/F/W. Call days
RARE OPPORTUNITY -
$3000 Sign Up Bonus... for
the right AUTO TECHNICIAN.
Call John 863-559-0390
EOE, Drug Free Workplace
NEED SOMEONE TO CLEAN?
Call (863)467-0624 1 will
clean your home/office. Bond-
ed w/ ref's. Okeechobee Area
ASAPI Drivers Needed
Lease/$1.20pm Sign-On Bo-
nus CDL-A + 3 mos OTR
"Can You Dig It?" Heavy
Equipment School. 3wk
training program. Backhoes,
Bulldozers, Trackhoes. Local
job placement. Start digging
dirt Now. Call
Driver- CLASS-A CDL DRIV-
ERS- Now Hiring OTR & Lo-
cal Drivers- New Equipment;
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Package. Call Oakley Trans-
Driver:. DON'T JUST START
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Must be 21. Have CDL? Tui-
tion reimbursement! CRST.
needs qualified drivers for
Central Florida- Local & Na-
tional OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, no hazmat, no
pumps, great benefits, com-
petitive pay, new equipment.
(866)GO-BYNUM. Need 2
Hands-On Lead Foremen Re-
tail Remodeling- Interior Fin-
ish-out skills Paid
Nationwide Travel Road
Warrior! Competitive salary!
Great Benefits! Fax Resume:
MECHANICS: Up to $20,000
bonus. Keep the Army Na-
tional Guard Rolling. Fix
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pand your skills through ca-
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Notice: Post Office Positions
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Our top driver made $54,780
in 2006 running our Florida
region. Home weekly and
during .the week! Blue
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OTR experience required.
Part-time, home-based Inter-
net business. Earn
$500-$1000/month or more.
Flexible hours. Training pro-
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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
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Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
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Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Boos & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Carpets 'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
WANTED: FLORIDA ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
COMMERCIAL FREEZER- 2dr,
reach in, good for ice stor-
age, glass doors, $1500
REFRIGERATOR- Sears, 19.4
cu ft, frost free, side by side,
green, good cond., $75
Whirlpool, side by side,
w/ice maker, good cond.
STOVE- Whirlpool, asking $75
UPRIGHT FREEZER, 20 cu. ft.,
frost free, with lock. $250 or
best offer. (863)467-5360
WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore,
5 mos old, asking $500 for
the pair (863)697-1401
WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore,
70/80 series, 1 yr old. Like
new with 2 yr warranty
$700. Neg. (720)284-4018
WASHER- Kenmore & Maytag
dryer. Full size, Like new.
Heavy duty, Very good con-
dition. $150. or best offer.
Call Jim (863)763-3173
Apt. size, Like new. Asking
$350. or best offer. Call
Rose @ (772)419-8370
MOUNTAIN BIKES- 1-male &
1-female. Good condition.
Both 5 spds. $60. or will
SCOOTER, 2 wheel, electric,
with charger, lights, horn,
mirror & directional. $150
UTILITY BICYCLE 3 wheel,
TLC, $30 (863)675-0300
METAL SHED- 8x16, 6ft high,
with doors at both ends,
STEEL BUILDINGS: 40x60x12
NOW $8990 REG. $17,000.
Others. Available. 60x80x14
i. JW i;:4 in F;G .i2 '000
Fr,:e U, :i Jiljuc i l' 1 0r j ,.,tii ,
8 8 88)8 9 8 3 09 1
ource#COOE Help Erectors
or crews wanted.
METAL ROOFING. SAVE $$$
buy direct from manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available..
352)498-0778 Toll free
88)393-0335 code 24.
SHOWER STALL- Fiberglass,
Never installed. w/vanity &
sink. $150. Will separate.
CONVERTIBLE CRIB- With
mattress. Graco Bounce &
Toddler bed. Good cond.
$185. Will sep. 863-673-2726
LG ROCKING HORSE- with
sound, good condition, $60
or best.offer (863)824-2696
PLAYPEN, In new shape w/
add on diaper changer. Only
used 2x's. Fold & Go type.
$60 neg. (863)509-8152
TODDLER BED- Babcock,
wood, mission style. Like
new w/toddler mattress.
$60 firm. (772)263-1178
JACKET: Harley Davidson Du-
rango, leather, exc cond, like
new, never worn, women's
sm. $300. 863-673-0980
AUTOGRAPHED & JERSEY
CARDS- Football, Basketball
& baseball, $2000 neg.
DOLL- Cabbage Patch, '1984,
Good condition. $50.
DELL COMPUTER SYS: Pen-
tium 4, XP Pro, monitor, key-
board, mouse & speakers.
$225. (863)517-2782 Tony
LAPTOP- (2) Dell, Good
shape, loaded, $600 for both
or will sell separate
SONY LAPTOP VAIO- PCG-
FXA47 AMD Athlon 4 pro-
cessor. Trade Apple laptop
or $650 (772)461-8822
KILN- Paragon ceramic, Good
BRASS TOP COFFEE TABLE-
30", asking $45
(863)675-0300 La Belle
BUNK BED- wooden, like new
BUNK BEDS, Pine, great con-
dition, with mattresses. $150
CANOPY BED SUITE- Twin sz,
incld mirrored dresser, night
stand, desk book case.
CHINA CABINET- (2) white
gold trim, glass doors, very
good cond. $200.for both
CHINA CABINET- dark wood,
asking $125 (863)467-6088
COMPUTER DESK- Large,
Corner, With Hutch & lots of
space for "Stuff". Gently used.
COUCH- asking $75
DINING ROOM TABLE oval
shaped, w/leaf, 6 chairs,
asking $250/best offer.
DINING ROOM TABLE- w/4
chairs. Solid Oval wood.
Chairs are cream print fabric.
DRESSER- Western Solid
wood. Iron fixtures. Like
new. $200. (863)465-6777
Cherry color, will hold up to
30" TV. $50. (863)675-7539
GLIDER ROCKING CHAIR-
good condition, $80 or best
LOVESEAT w/matching chair
& solid wood cocktail table.
Excellent condition. $325
PINE DESK- large, $120 or
best offer (863)634-4888
SECTIONAL- New, dark
brown, Bassett, w/2 reclin-
ers, asking $1000
SLEEPER SOFA- 7ft Carlton,
beige color, excellent condi-
tion, $395 (863)673-2593
TABLE, Butterscotch, with leaf
& 6 chairs, great condition.
GOLF CLUBS; McGregor Mac-
tec, fairly new. Graphite
shaft, stiff flex. 4-pw. $350.
FIRE SAFES (2) & METAL
LOCKING GUN CABINET-
asking $350 for all or will
sell sep (863)674-0613
FIREARMS LIBRARY: Com-
plete hand gun and long gun
info- 32 leather bound vol-
umes. $200. 863-697-2033
RIFLE- 300 Win. Mag. Rueger
M77 Bolt action, Special trig-
ger & pad. L/H Lots of am-
mo. $600. (239)823-5092
TAURAS PT1911, 45 cal., 2
magazines. $500 firm.
AB MACHINE, $50
FITNESS MACHINE- Welder
home fitness. Includes arm
and leg attachments. $125
WALKER ProForm Air Walker
XT Precision Resistance ex-
erciser, $45. Call
WEIGHT BENCH- 3 attach-
ments, no weights $35.
WEIGHT BENCH XTX- 300 Ibs
set & Pro Form XP 300
Workout Ctr. Like new $375.
INDIAN HEAD 1909 $5 GOLD
COIN- 14ct gold rope bezel,
16" gold rope chain, $600
ADJUSTABLE BED- Craftmat-
ic, Like new condition. New
$5000. Asking, $600.
ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR: Med-
ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
only $1000. 863-447-0448
POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1090. (863)763-6907
ADULT DVDS- New 10, $75.
Call I Dawn @
(863)634-3783 Serious in-
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train
for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial
aid if qualified Job place-
ment assistance. CALL Avia-
tion Institute of Maintenance
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE
from home. Medical, busi-
ness, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Financial
aid and computer provided if
COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $2000 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
BOXES- Priority mailing, all
sizes. 400 plus boxes. $60
or best offer. (772)336-8034
CLOTHES POLES- 2, Galva-
nized, Excellent condition.
$40. (863)675-0550 LaBelle
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
MASSAGE SPA: seats 3, 255
gallons of water, $500.
(863)763-0141 after 5:30pm
DRUM SET, First Act, Like
New. $125. (863)675-7539
GUITAR- Takamine EG330C,
1999 model, asking $500
can be seen at Jennings
ORGAN- electric, works, $50
AQUARIUMS (2) 55gal.,
(1) 25 gal. $85 for all or will
sell separate (863)467-4994
BABY BALL PYTHON- asking
$35 (863)675-6183 after
BASSET HOUND- AKC reg.,
male, tri-colored, 2 yr old
w/chip. Great companion.
BLUE HEALER PUPPIES:
Males & Females available.
Shots & Wormed. $250.
DOG PENS (3)- Must sell to-
gether. 1 10x10x6, 2
8x10x6. Galvanized. $400
DOG PENS, (4), chain link, &
large plastic sky kennels,
$680 will sell separately.
GUINEA PIGS (10), $7 males,
JACK RUSSEL/CHIHUAHUA, 6
weeks old, $100.
PARROT: Ring Neck w/ Large
5 Ft. Cage. 4 month old.
PUGS- AKC reg., shots &
fawn/silver, $300 $450
WEST HIGHLAND TERRIER,
Male, all shots current, 1 yr.
old $150 or best offer.
POOL TABLE- Slate, with ac-
cessories, $250 or beg,oftfer
MASSIVE AUDIO: 6000 watt
amp, barely used;' $500 or
best offer (863)Q3,4-6476
SPEAKERS, Bass canon, 2
port with JL speaker sub-
woofer. $50 (863)763-2230
GENERATOR: Briggs & Strat-
ton, 250 watts, 120 & 12
volts., 5 hp. $200.
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
BUMPER TRAILER, 16 F, 6'W
x 6'6"T, Rear gate swings &
slides. Full escape dr. Exc.
HILASON TREELESS SAD-
DLE- variable 15-17", brand
new, sturdy & strong. 30 Ibs.
$350 firm (772)263-1178
THROUGH BRED / QUARTER
HORSE, Bay, 9 yr. old geld-
ing. 15.3 hands. Exp. rider.
yr. Great trail horse, looks
BUSH HOG- Howse 4ft, like
new. $500 or best offer-will
trade up or down for 3 pt fin-
ish mower. (305)299-1203
JOHN DEERE Tractor rider
lawnmower, Kawasaki eng.,
hydrostatic drive, new batt.
MOWER 34" Gravely ZTR,
exc. cond., $1500 or best
SNAPPER PRO 36" hydro-
static drive walk behind
mower, extras, runs great.
TILLER- Yard Machine, 5.5 hp
B & S, asking $150
(863)675-4697 Muse, R
8 a.m, -6pm
I I kr. fu ThurlAJo pubC..lr.:
6 Frostproof News, Thursday, July 5, 2007
T I gI RENT
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
DUPLEX APARTMENT: 2br,
lba, A/C, dishwasher, wash-
er/dryer hookups. 1st, last &
sec req'd. Call 863-635-6399
$20,000! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy 6/BR $215/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
4/BR Foreclosure $14,900!
5BR/3BA Only $28,000!
Stop Renting! More Homes
Available from $10,000! For
Listings (800)366-9783 Ext
HUD HOMES! 4BR/3BA
$199/mo! 5BR/3BA Foreclo-
sure! $465/mo! Stop Rent-
ing! 5% dw, 20 yrs @ 8%
apr. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5853.
Never Rent Again! Buy,
4BR/2BA $11,700! Only
$199/Mo! 2/BR $11,900! 5%
down 20years 8%. HUD
Homes Available! For listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5796.
OKEECHOBEE- Kitchen privi-
leges, Cable, W/D, $125/wk,
first& last (863)467-8516
OKEE.,Large Furnished Rm,
for rent. Inclds Util, Cable,
Pool & Kitchen privileges.
VIKING PRAIRIE, Bedroom
w/priv. bath, full house priv.,
$450/mo., utils & $200 dep.
No pets. Ref's req'd.
(863)763-6362 leave msg
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Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property- Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
Brand-new homes from the
$100s in prime locations
throughout Florida. Active
adult communities With re-
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events. (800)274-7314 or
NO BANKS NEEDED
2BR/1BA + Bonus Room.
$69,900. Only $575 mo. w/
$3900 Down. 863-205-1587
Palm Harbor Homes 30th An-
niversary Sale! Huge Dis-
counts, Easy Financing. 0%
Down when you own your
land. Hurry while this offer
REDUCED, 2BR/1BA Detached
garage, fenced, large oak
trees. Next to Clinch Lake Boat
Landing. $65K. 863-638-2510
GILCHRIST CTY 5 Acre Es-
tate Properties Only
$89,000. Homes Only. On
Alachua Cty Line. COLUM-
BIA CTY 20-80 Ac. Hard-
woods, Plantation pines,
Creek. Homesites or Hunting
$6,200/Acre. 1/2 Acre
Homes Only. $46,000 Owner
Financing Available. LA-
FAYETTE CTY 10-340
Acres. Low as $6,200/Acre.
Scattered Hardwoods, Paved
Road High & Dry.
(800)294-2313, Ext.1585 7
days 7am-7pm A Bar Sales
South Central Florida LAKE
LOT SALE! Lake Access-
$79,900 (was $199,900)
Lake View- $124,900 (was
$299,900 (was $399,900).
Owner says 'SELL!" 1 to 3
acre lake properties reduced
$100,000+. Gated commu-
nity, water sewer, paved rds,
u/g utils. Excellent financing.
Call now (866)352-2249, x.
AFFORDABLE LAKE PROPER-
TIES On pristine 34,000 acre
Norris Lake.Over 800 miles
of wooded shoreline Four
(888)291-5253 Or visit
Lakeside Realty www.lake-
LIMITED TIME OFFER 100%
FINANCING- NO PAYMENTS
FOR 2 YEARS Gated Lake-
front Community of the NC
Blue Ridge Mtns. All
Dockable 90 miles of Shore-
line start $99,000. Call Now
BATTERY CREEK, SC WA-
TERFRONT at drastically re-
duced prices! Marshfront
lots from $179,900.
Dockable Waterfront lots
from $249,900. Located in
Beaufort, SC. Premier loca-
tion & neighborhood. All lots
have central water, sewer &
underground utilities. Call:
Mountain Lifestyle Group now
opening 2 GATED commu-
nities in the high country of
Western North Carolina. Lots
starting at $26,000
NC MOUNTAINS 5 acres with
pristine 20- foot high water-
fall, home site with great
view, very private, large pub-
lic lake nearby, $199,500.
This won't last long. Call now
So. Colorado Ranch Sale 35
Acres- $36,900 Spectacular
Rocky Mountain Views Year
round access, elec/ tele in-
cluded. Come for the week-
end, stay for a lifetime.
Excellent financing available
w/ low down payment. Call
Red Creek Land Co. today!
(866)696-5263 x 2682.
TENNESSEE LAKE BARGAIN!
1+ Acre- $29,900. FREE
Pontoon Boat! Beautifully
wooded parcel w/ access to
Jimmy Houston endorsed
fishing lake! Private lakefront
community with free boat
slips. Paved roads, utilities,
soils tested. LAKEFRONT
available. Excellent financing.
Call now (888)792-5253, x
Timber Company Liquidation!
24 Acres- $99,900. 40
Acres $159,900. Timber
Company selling off large
wooded acreages in South-
east Georgia. Short drive to
coast & Jacksonville, FL.
Loaded with wildlife. Poten-
tial to subdivide. Excellent fi-
nancing. Call National Timber
(800)898-4409, x 1156.
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log
cabin shell on 2 private acres
near very wide trout stream
in the Galax area and New
River State Park, $139,500
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes -Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
AWNINGS, Crank out win-
dows w/screens, doors
in/out, ceiling fans all for
$600 or sep (863)357-7757
Mobile Homes for rent
with option to buy
Call Now! ~
MOBILE HOME, in park, 2
sheds, remodeling done,
needs work, $6500.
(863)467-0954 Iv. msg.
Marine Accessories 3020
Marin Miscellneoue 3025
Sport Vehloles/ATVs 3035
AIR BOAT- 11.5ft, alum, air
gator type hull. Stainless bot-
tom, 0320, 150hp, Lycom-
ing motorw/trailer $5000
AIR BOAT, 12 Ft. Trail Blazer
w/ trailer. Needs motor &
propeller. $2000 or best of-
BASS MASTER '85, 17ft.,
w/'92 Trailer, 115hp Mercury
& Stealth 300 trolling motor.
DINGY- 11ft, Avon, can take
up to 10hp motor, $275
JON BOAT, 18ft., 115hp Mer-
cury outboard, center con-
sole, trolling motor. $1500
SAILING DINGY 8ft, fiber-
glass, complete w/sails,
oars, exc shape, $590
SPORTSCRAFT- Tri hull- walk
thru windshield, 60hp Mari-
ner outboard, galv trailer,
BUS- GM 4905A, '73, 40',
318, full awnings, Tires, A/C's
/Heat, Dinette, Fridge, toilet.
CAMPER TOP Fiberglass,
teal green, for stepside pick
up truck, asking $225 or
best offer. (863)357-6315
DODGE CAMPER- '78, incl.
Fridge, stove & bed. Fair
condition. Runs, 318 motor.
HOLIDAY RAMBLER '98- 30
ft, $10,000. Call
TRAVEL TRLR- 32ft, elec, AC,
fridge & water heater, great
hunting camper, needs some
work $2000 (863)467-1310
BOAT MOTOR, 14.1hp, w/gas
tank & propeller. $400
PROPELLER- Stainless Steel
Mercury, 23 pitch, 4 blade.
Good shape. Asking $150.
HONDA- Silverwing, 650 Low
ml., Excellent condition
YAMAHA SCOOTER '04, Bare-
ly used, 222 miles, $1500-
KAWASAKI 300 BAYOU -
1998, 2WD, runs great,
SUZUKI RM250 '05: Dirt bike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$2500. (863)261-4633 or
SALEM '99- By Forest River,
30 ft + slide, full kitc & bath,
Queen bed, very good cond.
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks -1020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility -1055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
BUICK PARK AVE '92, all
plush interior, orig. 112K,
needs trans work, best offer
over $800. (863)983-2868
BUW i525, '90, runs good,
cold a/c, sunroof, premium
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD, '96,
decent shape, long life left,
$3,000 or best offer.
CAMARO Z28 '80- Automatic,
pw windows. Restoration
project. $975 firm
DODGE STRATUS RT- '97,
White, 4 cyl, 5 spd, Fixed
for racing. Needs Clutch.
$1500. Neg. (239)324-2379
NISSAN 200SX, '95, 4 cyl.,
auto, great air, like new tires,
new battery, exc. in & out,
$2500. (863)357-0037 Okee
PONTIAC SUNFIRE '97- runs,
asking $400 or best offer
TOYOTA TERCEL '89- 2 door,
needs transmission $300
CADILLAC SEVILLE 1977,
Real clean. Original color. No
rust. Body is perfect. New
tires. Classic car. $3500 or
best offer. (863)634-0874 or
DODGE RAMCHARGER, '93, 4
wheel drive, auto, a/c, cd
player, runs good, $2500.
FUEL TANK- 150 gal. $150. or
best offer. (863)634-7318
HAULER RACK, aluminum,
short or long bed, adjustable,
RADIATOR FAN MOTOR- '94
Saturn & '89 Ford Taurus
water pump. $30.
RIMS & TIRES, (6), 8 lug
800/ 16.5, $300 will sell
SEATS- for 2006 Ford F150
PU truck, asking $500
TIRES & RIMS (4) Aluminum,
Mag, 5 lug. For Dodge Ram
Pickup. $200 or best offer.
TIRES- 4 33-12.50 A/T tires
on Dodge rims w/5x5.5 bolt
TIRES- 4 Goodyear Eagle,
275/55/20 tires. 50% tread.
CHEVY 2500- '01, H/D 4x4,
extended cab. Runs strong.
Well maintained. $6500. or
best offer. (863)467-2328
CHEVY DUALLY- '84, 454
eng/400 turbo. Needs body
work. Bed & gas tank not on
truck. $1200. 863-201-3492
DODGE 1500- '96,4x4, Lift kit,
Runs good. $3000. or best
DODGE DAKOTA 1987, V6,
3.9 L Pickup, 4x4, $1000.
DODGE 3500 DUALLY, '95 10
cyl., gas, 4x4, 12' flatbed,
new tires, auto, a/c, only 29k
mi., mint cond., $6500.
(863)467-8600 Izzys Tire
DODGE DAKOTA '92, Ext. cab,
V6 Magnum. Runs good.
F350- '91, Lariat, Dually, New
starter, Reese hitch, Goose-
neck, 100 Aug. gal fuel tank,
FORD F100 '78- Mark II top-
per, 302 V8, runs good, new
tires, brakes, 950 neg
FORD F150 '96, Shortbed, Ed-
die Bauer, Cold A/C, Runs &
Looks great. 124K, 6 cyl., 5
spd., $3700. 863-673-6819
GMC SONOMA- '96, Runs
good. Cold A/C. 5 speed.
Great on gas! $2500.
JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE La-
redo 1993, Not pretty, but
runs, runs, runs! $750 or
best offer.. (863)357-5867
S10- '89, 4X4, V6, 5 spd
manual, New paint & tires.
High mi., but runs good.
$2500. Neg. (863)634-0399
CHEVY S10 BLAZER, '90, re-
built 4.3 V6, w/15k mi. on
new holly tbi, runs great,
ISUZU RODEO- '03, Good
cond. Auto., A/C, New tires.
68K mi., $7900.
SUZUKI SAMARI 1986, 4x4,
Soft & Bikini Top, 5 spd.,
manual trans. w/ OD. .Runs
well. $2200 (561)261-0766
EQUIPMENT TRAILER- Flat-
bed. 2 & 5/16 ball. Bumper
pull. 16', 2 axles. Like new.
CHEVY CONVERSION VAN,
'95, $1200. (863)612-0992
FORD ECONOLINE- '89, Work
van, No A/C. Runs good.
Find it faster. Sel it soon-
er in the classifieds
Long hours outdoors increase risk for skin cancer
NEWYORK, N.Y. Sports and
outdoor activities are daily events
for children attending camp. If
children are not properly protect-
ed, the time they spend outdoors
lead to painful sunburns, prema-
ture of aging and skin cancer.
- "Just one blistering sunburn
in childhood can double the risk
of getting melanoma later in life,"
said Perry Robins, MD, President
of The Skin Cancer Foundation.
"That risk can be avoided by fol-
lowing some simple sun safety
To find out if a camp is sun
safe, the Foundation recom-
mends asking the following five
Are counselors trained in
sun safety? UV protection should
be a regular part of the training
counselors receive. They should
be well versed about the dangers
of the sun and how to protect
When are outdoor activities
scheduled? Ideally, most should
be scheduled for early morning
or late afternoon since UV is most
intense from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Does the camp have ad-
equate shade structures? While
large shade trees provide some
protection, a truly sun-safe camp
should have structures such as
pavilions where campers can
seek shade during outdoor activi-
Are campers directed to
apply sunscreen before going
outside? An SPF 15+ sunscreen
(water-resistant formulas are es-
pecially good) needs to be used
regularly. Campers and staff
should be instructed to bring it
from home, apply it 30 minutes
before outdoor activities, and
reapply every 2 hours and right
after swimming or sweating. The
camp should also have a supply.
Are campers urged to wear
protective clothing? Historically,
campers wore only a T-shirt,
shorts, and perhaps a baseball
cap. We now know that's not
enough. Children should wear
sun-protective clothing including
long pants (or at least shorts),
long-sleeved shirts, UV-protective
sunglasses and a wide-brimmed
hat to protect their face, neck and
With proper guidance, chil-
dren can learn to protect them-
selves and enjoy summer fun
without sacrificing the health of
their skin. For additional informa-
tion, visit www.skincancer.org or
The first organization in the
U.S. that committed itself to edu-
cating the public and medical pro-
fessionals about sun safety, The
Skin Cancer Foundation is still the
only global organization solely
devoted to the prevention, detec-
tion and treatment of skin cancer.
The mission of the Foundation is
to decrease the incidence of skin
cancer through public and profes-
sional education and research.
Wood ducks rebounding through conservation efforts
It might be just another dead,
hollow tree near the water's
edge, but it's prime wood duck
real estate. Leaning to one side,
extending out over the water
of the marsh, this tree not only
houses a brood of wood ducks
(Aix sponsa), but it will also serve
as a launching point for these
ducklings. Once old enough to
leave the.nest, the newly hatched
wood ducks heed the hen's call
and high dive from the open-
ing of the nest before plunging
- safely into the water below. In
the past, trees like have been in
short supply and sometimes still
are. But today, whether they nest
in hollow trees or in man-made
wood duck boxes, there's more
and more wood ducks filling the
skies and the water.
A century ago, change and
expansion continued to sweep
much of North America, and the
wood duck suffered as a result.
Prior to wide-spread logging and
farming operations throughout
the nesting grounds of the wood
duck, these strikingly beautiful
birds had plenty of old trees in
which to make nests. With their
down-lined houses high enough
off the ground to escape preda-
tion and rising water, wood ducks
were plentiful and the object of
affection for sportsmen, artists
and wildlife watchers alike. In the
late 19th and early 20th centuries,
however, the desire to clear-cut
homesteads to make room for
growing crops and selling timber
led to a dirth in old trees for wood
ducks to nest in. As a result, their
numbers dropped dramatically.
Today, populations of wood
ducks throughout North America
are stable and on the increase.
One of the main reasons for the
,successful rebound of the popu-
lations is the success of sports-
men and women in building and
using wood duck boxes. These
boxes, hung high in trees, light
poles, barns and other places,
give these ducks a place to hatch
their young. In many states, agen-
cies are using funds collected
from sportsmen dollars to expand
these programs. Other conserva-
tion groups most founded and
run by sportsmen and women
- also engage in hanging boxes.
The impact has been substantial:
more and more wood ducks are
seen on the water, roaming the
ground under big canopies of oak
trees, eating acorns, which are a
main staple in their diet.
In the eyes of many, there are
few North American game birds
more beautiful than the wood
duck. It has graced duck stamps
many times, is featured in highly
coveted outdoor art while their
feathers are highly sought after by
fly fisherman and outdoor enthu-
siasts. Also known for its wonder
table fare, the male wood duck
is easily identifiable with his iri-
descent green and purple head,
white line extending from the bill
and to his crest and red eyes. And
thanks to sportsmen and women
everywhere, the wood duck has
once again achieve population
levels that allow current genera-
tions to marvel at its beauty.
On Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007,
millions of Americans will cel-
ebrate the success of the wood
turkey and many other species
as part of National Hunting and
Fishing Day activities that will be
going on nationwide. National
Hunting and Fishing Day began
after a presidential proclamation
in 1972 that sets aside the fourth
Saturday of each September for
the event. Since then, national,
regional, state and local organi-
zations have staged thousands of
open house hunting- and fishing-
related events everywhere from
shooting ranges to suburban
frog ponds, providing millions of
Americans with a chance to ex-
perience, understand and appre-
ciate traditional outdoor sports.
The careful wood duck con-
servation efforts of the past have
given millions of people the
SFC College announces concert tickets on sale
Season ticket packages are
now on sale for the South Florida
Community College 2007-08 Art-
ist Series. The series features ten
shows that run from November
to March. 'the show time for
each performance is 7:30 p.m.,
and all performances are held at
the SFCC Auditorium, Highlands
Campus, Avon Park.
Starting out the series on
Tuesday, Nov. 20 is 3 Mo' Divas.
A musical celebration of class,
sass, and style crosses over eight
musical styles and over 400 years.
Three classically trained women
showcase their extraordinary vo-
cal versatility, performing every-
thing from Broadway to soul. If
you saw the Three Mo' Tenors
last year, you will love this show
which is co-sponsored by Heart-
land National Bank and the Center
for Retina and Macular Disease.
On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the SFCC
Auditorium stage will transform
into an ice rink for The Nutcracker
On Ice. The ambitious show is the
largest theatrical production of its
kind. Presented by the Russian
stars of the St. Petersburg State Ice
Ballet, the show features music
from Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker"
and over 150 beautiful costumes.
This performance is co-sponsored
by Highlands Today and Brenner
Pottery and Craft Gallery.
Bowfire will take the stage on
Saturday, Jan. 5. This energetic
ensemble combines the talent of
top violinists and fiddlers, gifted
backup musicians, and world
class dancers. This high energy
theatrical event is the hottest new
show and is quickly becoming
an international success. It en-
compasses styles as diverse as
classical, jazz, country, bluegrass,
and Celtic. The performance is
co-sponsored by Highlands Inde-
pendent Bank and Rick and Jean
On Thursday, Jan. 17, six-
time Grammy award winner Art
Garfunkel will perform. An inter-
national star, Garfunkel is best
known for his work with Paul
Simon, of Simon and Garfunkel.
Share an evening with this Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame legend and
his signature voice as he performs
numerous Simon and Garfunkel
favorites and songs from his most
recent album Some Enchanted
Evening, which is receiving rave
reviews. Florida Hospital Heart-
land Division is proud to co-spon-
sor this performance.
The Sofia Festival Orchestra,
on its debut U.S. tour, will stop
at SFCC on Wednesday, Jan. 30.
Founded in 1986, the ensemble
features Bulgaria's leading mu-
sicians and former principals of
Europe's best-known orchestras.
The program includes the works
of Prokofiev, Grieg, and Brahms.
The orchestra is co-sponsored
by Mary Ellen and Marcia Ward
and Highlands Regional Medical
On Thursday, Feb. 7, Time
for Three will perform. Increas-
ingly gaining attention as one of
America's unique ensembles,
Time for Three explores reper-
toire that stretches far beyond the
limits of classical music. Featuring
two violins and one double bass,
they dazzle audiences with their
eclectic mix of bluegrass, Hungar-
ian gypsy, jazz, county-western
fiddling, classical, and improvisa-
tory music. This performance is
co-sponsored by Drs. Tony and
Delma Chen and Dr. and Mrs. Wil-
Making his first appearance at
SFCC, John Tesh will hit the stage
on Saturday, Feb. 16. After 10 years
as the co-host of Entertainment
Tonight, Tesh decided to pursue
a career as a full-time musician.
He is a talented pianist with three
gold albums and a career that in-
cludes six Emmys, two Grammy
nominations, and three hit PBS
specials. He is known worldwide
as a leader of entertainment and
broadcasting with his impressive
career spanning 25 years. Co-
sponsoring this performance are
Bill and Lisa Jarrett and Dr. and
Mrs. David E. Willey.
Little Women The Broad-
way Musical will be presented
on Monday, Feb. 25. Follow the
adventures of Jo, Meg, Beth, and
Amy March as they grow up dur-
ing the American Civil War. The
beloved story of the March sisters
is timeless and deals with issues
as relevant today as when they
were written. Now, for the first
time, this wonderful narrative has
been brought to life as an exhila-
rating new musical filled with mu-
sic, dancing, and heart. Dr. and
Mrs. Rulx Ganthier, Jr, and Alan
Jay Automotive Network are co-
sponsoring this performance.
Fans of Broadway show tunes
are in for a treat on Monday,
March 3 when Neil Berg's 100
Years of Broadway takes the stage.
Featuring the best songs from the
best Broadway shows, both past
and present, the revue is sung by
five talented performers that have
starred in some of these shows on
Broadway. The appeal of the 100
Years of Broadway concert is that
the audience will hear many of
Broadway's biggest music num-
bers with no dialog, just great
songs. This performance is co-
sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Placido
Roquiz, Jr. and Drs. Abe and Car-
Finishing out the season is
Paul Saik on Tuesday, March 18.
Saik's performances are filled
with emotional ballads, stirring
anthems, and graceful instrumen-
tals, which showcase his excep-
tional piano and vocal ability. He
will perform inspirational songs
such as "You Raise Me Up," "Spirit
Song," "Bring Him Home" (from
Les Miserables) and "You'll Never
Walk Alone" (from Carousel). Dr.
and Mrs. Eustus Nelson, and Drs.
Audwin and Patrice Nelson are
co-sponsoring this performance.
Season tickets are currently on
sale for the ten-show package.
Contact SFCC Cultural Programs at
(863) 784-7284 for a season ticket
order form. Tickets for individual
shows go on sale Oct. 1 online at
www.southflorida.edu. Box Of-
fice sales begin Oct. 15, Monday
- Friday, 11:30'a.m. 2:30 p.m.
For telephone orders and walk up
customers, call (863) 784-7178.
thrill of hearing the duck call to
its young across the distance, to
view it in its natural habitat and
to restore its population to hunt-
able populations. Conservation
groups, sportsmen and women
and wildlife watchers alike are all
stakeholders in the future of the
wood duck, to ensure that the
wood duck nest in our trees (or
boxes) and swims in our marshes
and ponds long enough for future
generations to see.
National Hunting and Fish-
ing Day, formalized by Congress
in 1971, was created by the Na-
tional Shooting Sports Founda-
tion to celebrate the conservation
successes of hunters and anglers.
National Hunting and Fishing Day
is observed on the fourth Satur-
day of every September.
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