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Thursday, August 30, 2007 Vol. 93 No. 11 Frostproof's Hometown Newspaper for More Than 85 Years 50 cents
At a Glance
Class of 1997
The planned events for FHS
Class of 1997 will start Friday
evening, Oct. 5 with an Open-
ing Social at the Recreation Sta-
tion located at the Eagle Ridge
Mall in Lake Wales.
Saturday, Oct. 6 will include
a Service Project in the morn-
ing and a Scavenger Hunt dur-
ing the day in Frostproof. Sat-
urday evening, we will have a
ment at the Lake Ashton Ball-
room in Lake Wales. (RSVP is
SSunday, Oct. 7, is Family
Day/Closing Social which will
be hosted at the Crumbly resi-
dence in Frostproof.
More information about the
reunion can be found at the
class website: www.fhs97.com
or by contacting class President
Gio Fazzini at 863-528-5943.
The next Regular City Coun-
cil Meeting will be held Mon-
day, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m.
The City would also. like to
remind everyone, beginning in
July Regular City Council meet-
ings will be held the second and
fourth Monday for the months'
of July, August and September.
Frostproof City Hall is locat-
ed at 111 First Street. For more
information call 635-7855.'
GED classes to
resume at FHS
The East Area Adult School
has announced that GED class-
es will.again be available free
of charge in Frostproof for per-
sons who have not received a
high school diploma and wish
to prepare for the GED test. The
classes will be held on Tuesday
and Thursday evenings from 6
p.m. to 9 p.m. in Portable No.
1 on the campus of Frostproof
High School. Classes will be-
gin on Aug. 28 and students
can register on that date or any
Tuesday or Thursday evening
thereafter. Students should
bring their Social Security card,
Driver's License or other ac-
ceptable identification, a pencil
and a spiral notebook at time of
registration. Questions regard-
ing the class may be directed to
the teacher, Carole McDonald,
Are you a
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newspaper will consider pub-
lishing timely postings as news
or commentaries on its pages.
Florida Native Plant Society
meeting, on Sept. 4, 2007 will
hosts guest speaker Angela
Sachson on "Edible Plants".
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
SStacy Smith 352.514.1825.
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
Community Links. Individual Voices.
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Consumers: Beware scams
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Attor-
ney General Bill McCollum an-
nounced that his office has sued
a Delaware company headquar-
tered in Boca Raton, alleging
the company's advertising may
deceive consumers about offers
of "free" gifts or prizes. World Av-'
enue U.S.A., LLC, and company
chief executive officer NiuNiu Ji
are named in the Attorney Gen-
eral's lawsuit, which cites signifi-
cant problems stemming from
the company's internet market-
ing practices, including concerns
that consumers may be misled
"My office is vigilant about anything that appears
to be a deliberate attempt to misinform or mislead
as they attempt to claim free of-
fers of merchandise.
"My office is vigilant about
anything that appears to be a
deliberate attempt to misinform
or mislead Floridians," said At-
torney General McCollum. "1
urge all consumers to be very
cautious of any "free" gift offers.
Things that sound too good to be
true usually are."
The Attorney General's Eco-
nomic Crimes Division has been
investigating the company, which
has operated under the name
NIUTech and a myriad of others,
since 2006. The investigation re-
vealed that consumers typically
encounter the company through
e-mail solicitations, internet
"pop-up" windows, or paid ad-
vertisements linked to Google
and other search engines. The
advertisements convey that con-
sumers can receive "free" mer-
chandise if certain program re-
quirements are met. The Attorney
General's investigation focused
on determining whether or not
the promotional merchandise
was actually "free," and, if not,
determining whether the terms
and conditions for receiving the
promotional items were clearly
and conspicuously disclosed, in
a manner which would not be
likely to mislead consumers.
After extensive review of the
company's promotional offers,
investigators concluded that nei-
ther the "Program Details" or
"Terms and Conditions" found
on the websites associated with
the company's offers clearly dis-
See Offers Page 2
of Frostproof High
Project Graduation 2008
seeks parent involvement.
Three upcoming Project Grad-
uation meetings are planned
for the following dates, Aug.
30 (tonight), Sept. 6, and Sept.
13, 6 p.m. in the high school
In order to plan for a safe,
fun, rewarding event we must
have as many parents as pos-
sible in attendance at these
Parents, this is your child's
final year at FHS and now is the
time to start planning a Grand
Finale to show them how
proud you are for their accom-
Please mark your calendars
and make it a priority to attend
at least one of the three. meet-
ings. Graduation is a major mile-
stone for your son or daughter
let's make it memorable.
The more parent involve-
ment, the more successful the +
For more information please
contact Cindy Wise at 863-528-
One Stroke art
Submitted photos/Lisa Davis
Bo Fann tries his luck in the
putting contest held dur-
ing the Frostproof Bulldog
Fundraising Golf Tourna-
ment Aug. 18.
and for their support of Frost-
Ben Flood blasted his drive
on the #1 hole at the An-
nual Bulldog Baseball Golf
Tournament held Aug. 18.
The Frostp of Art League
announces One Stroke begin-
ner's painting classes forming.
If you have always wanted to
learn One Stroke Painting, this
will be an excellent opportunity
for you to learn. This class will
be held on Thursday evenings.
Please call the Frostproof
Art,League and tell them you
would like to sign up for the
six week course on One Stroke
Painting, taught by certified
instructor, Vicki Alley. Seating
is limited, so call early and re-
serve your seat! The phone
number is 635-7271.
Vicki is a local decorative
painter who was certified in
the One Stroke painting tech-
nique by Donna Dewberry,
who developed the One Stroke
Donna can be seen most
Saturday mornings on PBS.
She demonstrates how easy it
is to paint, using the One Stroke
One Stroke painting is an
easy method of blending, shad-
ing and highlighting all in one
See Classes Page 2
Several Frostproof High
School alumni attended the
Annual FHS Bulldog Baseball
Golf Tournament held on Aug.
18 at River Greens Golf Course
in Avon Park.
The winning team consisted
of Russ Flood, Ben Flood, and
Wes Griswold with a winning
score of 55. Closest to the pin
contest was held on the fifth
hole and was won by Mr. Bo
Fann. The longest drive contest
was held on the sixth hole and
the winner was Wes Griswold.
Rob Robillard was the winner
of the putting contest and Wes
Fann won the poker run held
on the course.
Immediately following the
.round of golf the attendees
gathered for the award pre-
sentation and raffle drawing.
While cooling down, the golf-
ers enjoyed cold beverages,
hamburgers and hot dogs.
The baseball team would
like to thank all of those who
participated in the tournament
at Bok Sanctuary
LAKE WALES, Fla. Find
out how to transform your yard
into a butterfly garden during
Historic Bok Sanctuary's how-
to workshops. Butterfly expert
Gil Daigneau, owner of Urban
Farm and Butterfly Garden in
Lakeland, will teach you ev-
erything you need to know to
start and maintain a successful
butterfly garden. You'll learn to
identify host and nectar plants
along with planting techniques
to create maximum eye-appeal.
And, to support conservation
practices, you'll learn about
Florida-friendly plants that at-
"We receive many requests
from garden clubs and other
organizations interested in a
fun and educational group out-
ing for their members," says
Stephanie Conner, Sanctuary
group sales representative.
'"With more than 50 identified
varieties of butterflies at the
Sanctuary, workshops on but-
terfly gardening are especially
Groups will be able to select
one date in the four-workshop
series that best fits their sched-
ule. Butterfly workshops will
be held Sept. 13 and 15 and
Oct. 4 and 6 from 10 to 11:30
a.m. Reservations are required
and space is limited. The cost
is $35.95 per person and in-
cludes Sanctuary admission,
lunch from a specially selected
menu, a butterfly chrysalis and
a potted butterfly plant as well
as parking, taxes and gratuities.
Call (863) 734-1209 for reserva-
tions and information.
About Historic Bok Sanctu-
Historic Bok Sanctuary, a
National Historic Landmark,
is located 55 miles southwest
of Orlando and 60 miles east
of Tampa near Lake Wales,
Florida, and is open every day
of the year from 8 a.m. to 6
See Butterfly Page 2
Frostproof Rotary's 2007 Scholarship recipients Heather Partington and Emily John-
son recently visited the Frostproof Rotary Club to share their plans for the upcoming
college year. Heather will be attending Polk Community College and Emily will attend
the University of Florida. Both women graduated from Frostproof High School in May
and each received a four-year $4000 scholarship from the Frostproof Rotary. Pictured
left to right: John Biehl, Marti Michaelis, Heather and Emily, Mary Ruth Wilson, Diana
Biehl and Mary Miller.
Local News: FHS Alumni attend golf tourney
Submitted photo/Jeremy Byrd
Wes Griswold, Russ Flood and Ben Flood were the winning team at the Annual Bulldog
Baseball Golf Tournament held Aug. 18 with a core of 55.
Bulldog golf tourney a success
2 Frostproof News, Thursday, August 30, 2007
Speak Out is our free 24-hour opinion line. Call (863) 635-2171 to
express your opinion or ask questions about public issues. You are not
required to give your name. While we want you to speak out freely, the
newspaper reserves the right to edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance
Letters to the Editor
Thank you to all the follow-
ing individuals and businesses for
their contribution to this years' an-
nual Bulldog Baseball Golf Tour-
nament, your generosity of time,
donations and sponsorship is
greatly appreciated: Tammy Ard,
Trevor Ard, Neal and Cindy Byrd,
Ashley Gaffney, Michael Irvin,
Scott and Stacy Leech, Amy Robil-
lard, and Jenna Waters. Frostproof
Booster Club, Beef O' Brady's,
Recreation Station, Patton Tire,
Rehab Consultants of Central
Florida, Start2Finish, River Greens
Golf Course, Lily Lake, Progress
Submitted photos/BHG, Inc.
Ben Hill Griffin, III, Chair-
man of the Board and
C.E.O. of Ben Hill Griffin,
Inc. announced .the pro-
motion of Mr. Emery Smith
as Director of Fruit Man-
agement and Regulations.
Mr. Griffin congratulated
Mr. Smith on this promo-
tion and commended him
for his dedication and
commitment to the Com-
pany. Emery Smith joined
Ben Hill Griffin, Inc. in
'May 16, 1997. He was re-
sponsible for the Environ-
the company. He resides
in Avon Park, Florida with
his wife, Tiffany and their
newborn twins, Rhett and
Ben Hill Griffin, III, Chair-
man of the Board and
C.E.O. of Ben Hill Griffin,
Inc. announced that Mr.
Will Brown has joined our
company with responsibil-
ities in Environmental and
effective June 25, 2007.
Mr. Will Brown,. his wife,
Megan and their two chil-
dren, Liam and Avery will
be relocating to this area.
Energy, Maryland Fried Chicken,
Frostbite Ice Cream and More,
John Tankersly, Weikert Ford, Mr.
and Mrs. Jeff Sikes. AllCare Land-
scape, Inc., Scott M. Rose, Patton
Tire, Hank's Lawn Management,
BullsEye Landscaping, Inc., Wil-
son Insurance, Trash Taxi, Willis
of Florida, Stone and Mulch Place,
Wise Seed Co., Webber Interna-
tional University Baseball, CWI
Industries, Citizen's Bank and
Trust, Sullivan Real Estate; Inc.,
John T. Bateman, M.D., Harvey's
Minit Market, Keen's Auto Repair,
Sharpless Construction, Inc.
Coach Jeremy Byrd &
the Bulldog Baseball Team
The Frostproof Historical Mu-
seum located at 210 South Scenic
Highway, is open on Saturday
afternoons, 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
beginning June 1 through Sep-
tember 30. Other hours are avail-
able by appointment: call (863)
The Polk Education Founda-
tion has changed their website
address. You may now visit www.
preview the services and oppor-
tunities the Foundation offers to
the students and teachers in Polk
County's public school system.
The Polk Education Founda-
tion is the direct support 501
(C) (3) organization for the Polk
County School Board and raises
funds to support services and
programs for which tax gener-
ated dollars may not be used. To
date over $23,500,000 has been
raised to support efforts benefit-
ing students and teachers in this
The Special Friends Mentoring
Program of Gulf Coast Commu-
nity Care is in search of caring in-
dividuals in Polk County to share
a few hours a month with a child
who is at risk of abuse and/or ne-
glect. 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 pro-
If you are interested in making
a difference in the life of a child,
please call the Special Friends
Program Coordinator at (863)
904-3000, ext. 124.
Special Friends is funded by
Heartland for Children. Commu-
nity Based Care Hardee, High-
lands and Polk Counties. Gulf
Coast Community Care is a non-
profit, community based social
Traffic deputies target drunk drivers
Polk County Sheriff's traffic
deputies are joining thousands
of law enforcement- agencies
nationwide in the Drunk Driv-
ing. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.
campaign that began August 17
and ends after Labor Day week-
end. PCSO deputies will conduct
saturation patrols and traffic
checkpoints focusing on cracking
down on impaired drivers during
this especially dangerous time of
This national impaired driv-
ing crackdown is a prevention
program organized by the U.S.
Department of Transportation's
National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) that fo-
cuses on combining high-visibil-
ity enforcement with heightened
public awareness through adver-
tising and publicity.
Drunk driving is one of Amer-
ica's deadliest crimes. In 2005,
nearly 12,000 people died in high-
way crashes involving a driver or
motorcycle operator with a blood
alcohol concentrations (BAC) of
.08 or higher. The picture for mo-
torcycle operators is particularly
bleak. Forty-one percent of the
1,878 motorcycle operators who
died in a single-vehicle crash in
2005 had a BAC of .08 or higher.
Sheriff Grady Judd reminds
residents, "Driving with a BAC
of .08 or higher is illegal in every
state. Yet we continue to see far
too many people suffer debili-
tating injuries and a loss of their
loved ones as a result of impaired
driving. The Polk County Sheriff's
Office is dedicated to arresting
impaired drivers wherever and
whenever we find them."
Local Church begins Upward Sports Program
Upward Sports Basketball and
Cheerleading has begun at Em-
manuel Baptist Fellowship. The
first game is scheduled for Satur-.
day, Sept. 1, 2007.
The girls teams and boys ages
Kindergarten Third grade will be-
gin at 9:30 A.M. and boys Fourth
- Sixth grade will begin at 10:30
A.M. There is no cost to come out
to watch and support the children
of our community.
Emmanuel Baptist Fellowship
is located at 1300 CR 630West.
Continued From Page 1
closed important caveats to the
promotions. Disclaimers should
have stated that every "free", gift
required the consumer to make
one or more cash purchases, that
the combined dollar amount of
purchases required to receive the
gift could exceed the retail value
of the "free" gift. The total cost
necessary to obtain the "free" gift
should have also been disclosed.
Additionally, the lawsuit cites con-
cerns that consumers were mis-
informed about the process for
obtaining the free prize, including
misleading statements aboutwhen
the process would conclude.
Notice of the Attorney Gener-
al's lawsuit was sent to govern-
mental authorities in the U.S. Vir-
gin Islands, where Niuniu Ji has
Corporations similar to World
Avenue have already been formed
in the Virgin Islands, Ireland and
Bermuda. The Attorney General
Girls' Division participants:
Sara Pruitt, Maggie Best, Moriah
McCullers, Tristen Smeal, Brooke
Pozdol, Elizabeth Gonzalez.
The girls are coached by Becky
Mendes and Mike Pozdol.
Boys' Kindergarten-Third grade
Division participants: Trent Smeal,
Nathan Willis, Shawn Hadden,
Allen Mendes, Landan Bell,
Mikey DeVane, Caleb Willis, Riley
Hendry, Stephen Brown, Jacob
Raines, Elijah Martinez, Levi Bell.
The coaches' for this division are
was contacted by a government
official in the Virgin Islands, who
was investigating the businesses'
request for various tax incentives.
Those requests are currently still
Below is a compilation of
names under Which World Ave-
nues has been known to conduct
The Useful, LLC, Jinius Corpo-
ration, Net Radiance, The Useful.
corn, Emarket Researchgroup,
Netprime, Theuseful, Theuseful.
com, Earn-Free-Gifts, Get a Gift
Online, Online Easter Gifts, Great
Gift Rewards, Funny Free Clips,
America's Top Brands, Your Smart
Rewards, Incentive Reward Cen-
ter, Superb Rewards, Consumer
Incentive Reward, Get Your Free
Bracelet, Online Gift Rewards,
Premiere Gift Center, Your Exclu-
sive Rewards, Online Mother's
Day Gifts, United Opinion Panel,
com, Topgiftincentives.com, Ex-
The City of Frostproof has surplus equipment for sale. Equipment
includes filing cabinets, desks, chairs, computers, light bars and
miscellaneous items from the Frostproof Police Department and will
be available for inspection at the City Hall Offices, 111 West First
Street. Please contact 863-635-7850 for an appointment to view
surplus equipment or for further information. Evening appointments
will be available upon request. Written sealed bids must be
received in the City Manager's Office by 4:00 p.m. September
Equipment will be sold in present condition with no warranty
or guarantee and must be removed within forty-eight hours of
The City reserves the right to reject or refuse any bid.
Matt Bell and Mike Willis.
Boys' Fourth-Sixth grade Divi-
sion participants: Nickolas Rig-.
gins, Tyler Gonzalez, Seth Thomp-
son, Austin Spurlock, Zachary
Black, Jake Clay, Nickolas Mar-
tinez, Joshua Seco, Tyler Smeal,
Darrion Gardner, Justin Register,
Joseph Martinez. The coaches for
this division are Scott Thompson,
Shelly Martinez, and Tony Seco.
Upward Cheerleaders: Ky-
lie Pozdol, Kendalyn Spurlock,
Meghan Hadden, Mallorie Lyles,
Incentive gift center, My choice
rewards, Product Opinion Panel,
123 Special Gifts, Top Gift Incen-
tives, My Select Gifts, Program
Reward Center, Online Reward
Center, Choice Survey Group, My
Premium Rewards, American Sur-
vey Panel, Online Survey Panel,
EMarket Ads, National Survey
Panel, Credit for 1 Year, Consumer
Taste Panel, Brand Survey Panel,
Shield Your PC, National Issue
Panel, Smart Gift..Rewards, My
First Savings Bond, My Great Re-
wards, Premium Products Online,
Consumer Gift Center, Exclusive
Gift Center, Exclusive Gift Cards,
My Great Incentives, Consumers
Choice Rewards, Reward Gift Cen-
ter, My Cool Rewards, Top Choice
Incentives, My Exclusive Rewards,
My Supreme Rewards, Premium
Holiday Gifts, Reward Center USA,
Exp Rewards, Jinius, Free Hot
Gifts, I Got My Free Gift, Hot Gift
Zone, Online Promo for You.
Alia Roberts, Crissann Thomp-
son, Misty DeVane, Ashley Brown,
Haley Wrye, Savannah Saiz. The
coaches for the cheerleaders are
Dorinda Hendry, Sara Hendry,
Scarlet McCullers, Jade Wise and
Continued From Page 1
The beginner's classes will
be held on Thursday nights from
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the art gallery
located at 12 Wall Street in Frost-
proof. The cost is $18 per week
for members of the Frostproof
Art League and $21 per week for
non-members. If you pre-pay for
the first five classes, the last class
is free (sorry, no refunds)
There is a $30 supply fee,
which includes all the paints and
brushes you will use during the 6-
Call the Frostproof Art Gallery
today at 635-7271 for more infor-
Continued From Page 1
p.m., last admission at 5 p.m. The
award-winning Education and
Visitor Center, Caf6 and Gift Shop
are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Historic
Bok Sanctuary, 1151 Tower Bou-
levard, Lake Wales FL 33853; visit
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At Your Service On Page 2
Two Polk sheriff's deputies
charged in separate cases
In two separate incidences
two Polk deputies were arrested
last week on various charges.
Investigation revealed that 55-
year-old Jose Aponte, a 5-year vet-
eran of the Polk County Sheriff's
Office, got into a verbal and then
a physical dispute with his live-in
girlfriend of two months at their
shared home in Poinciana. Apon-
te was charged on Aug. 22, 2007
with domestic violence, aggravat-
ed assault, and sexual battery.
On Friday, Aug. 24, 2007 Mi-
chael Franklin, 27, of Lake Wales, a
deputy sheriff trainee, was charged
with sexual battery and unlawful.
sexual activity with a minor.
Detectives began investigating
Franklin early last week after they
received a tip,that he may have
had sexual contact with minors
in at least two cases, including
one incident that happened last
Aponte and Franklin are be-
ing held without bond at the Polk
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FMSHS Bulldog 2007 Fall Sports Schedules
FMSHS 2007 Varsity Football
Head Coach: Brad Metheny
Date Day Opponent Site
8/31 Fri. Victory Home 7:30
9/7 Fri. Lk. Region Away
9/14 Fri. Mulberry Home
9/21 Fri. Sebring Away 7:30
9/28 Fri. Avon Park Home
10/5 Fri. Cardinal* Away
10/19 Fri. Clearwater* Home
10/26 Fri. Haines City Away
11/2 Fri. Berkeley* Home
11/9 Fri. Fort Meade Home
*Denotes District Game
FMSHS 2007 JV Football
Head Coach: Brian Schmitt
Date Day Opponent Site
9/06 Thu Sebring Home 7pm
9/13 Thu Fort Meade Home
9/20 Thu Avon Park Away
9/27 Thu Mulberry Home
10/4 Thu Lk. Placid Home
10/11 Thu Okeechobee Home
10/18 Thu Mulberry Away
10/25 Thu Fort Meade Away
SFMSHS 2007 Girls Volleyball
Head Coach: Christy Smith
Date Day Opponent Site
8/28 Tue WHHS Home 6/7:30
9/05 Wed KathleenHome 5 P.M.
9/06 Thu Fort Meade Home
9/10 Mon Avon Park Home
9/12 Wed Lk. Wales Away
9/21 Fri Mulberry* Away
9/24 Mon Bartow Away 7 P.M.
9/25 Tue McKeel* Home 6/7:30
10/2 Tue Lk. Placid* Home
10/3 Wed Lk. Wales Home
10/4 Thu McKeel Away
10/9 Tue Mulberry*
10/11 Thu Lk. Placid*
10/16 Tue Fort Meade
10/18 Thu Lkld.Chrstn
*Denotes District Game
FMSHS 2007 Girls Golf
Head Coach: Joanne Merkle
*TEE OFF at 4 P.M.
Date Day Opponent Site
9/04 Tue Ridge Comm. Southern Dunes
9/06 Thu Kathleen LWCC
9/11 Tue Haines City Diamondback
9/13 Thu Ridge,Hardee LWCC
9/17 Mon Hawkins Invt Sebring
9/18 Tue McKeel Bridgewater
9/20 Thu Winter Haven LWCC
9/24 Mon Bartow Bartow
9/27 Thu Ridge/LWHS LWCC
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Chairman of the House Republi-
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S"The Department of Justice
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the war against militant Islamist-
"The Congress will soon take
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should have the necessary cred-
ibility on Capitol Hill to fix the law
and give our intelligence and law
enforcement communities the
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AWANA Church Program resumes on September 5
All children age 2-grade 8, are
invited to join their friends for
the First Baptist Church AWANA
AWANA is a Bible based chil-
dren's program that makes scrip-
ture memorization fun. Starting
in Chicago over 50 years ago, the
program has spread throughout
the United States and to over 104
AWANA Clubs have been an
on going ministry of First Baptist
Church for 28 years and meets in
on Wednesday evenings, begin-
ning at 6:15 p.m. and ending at 8
p.m. AWANA runs annually from
The First Baptist Church offers
the following AWANA programs:
PUGGLES-A new program for
older 2 and younger 3 year olds,
teaches basic Biblical concepts,
music, puzzles, coloring books,
and take home cards will teach
toddlers God's Word.
CUBBIES-The preschool pro-
gram where 3-4 year olds will
enjoy games, music, puppets,
crafts, and awards all designed to
reach and train kids.
grade combine learning with fun
to create an atmosphere of ex-
TRUTH and TRAINING-Grades
3-6 offers lots of team oriented
games and mission projects to
make learning fun.
TREK ROAD SIGN SERIES-
Middle school students will enjoy
this exciting study as they learn
how to respond and deal with tri-
als, temptations, and tough times
in their lives.
For registration information
contact Diane Cannon at 635-
3603, or stop by the office of First
Baptist church, located at 96 West
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
-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
Pastor John Mouery
Associate Pastor Scott Thompson
Emmanuel Baptist Fellowship
is located at 1300 CR 630West,
Frostproof with Sunday services
beginning 8:30 AM Early Worship
Service, 9:45 AM Sunday School,
10:45 AM Worship Service, 6:30
PM Evening Service. Wednesday
Prayer Meeting: 7 PM. For more
information please call 863-635-
Family Life Church
Family Life Church meets at
the Frostproof Middle/Senior
High School cafeteria, Sundays
at 10 a.m. there is nursery, and
children's, church. For informa-
tion please call 635-2704.
Church of God
Rex E. Daniels-Pastor
Frostproof Church of God,
104 Highway 630W, Worship
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
House of Praise
Moses Anderson, Jr.-Pastor
Hose of Praise Ministry/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 infor-
mation 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 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.
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
First United Methodist
Church of Frostproof
James C. Isaacson, Pastor
First United Methodist Church
of Frostproof, 150 Devane St.,
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Tradi-
tional Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
For more information call 635-
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)
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-
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Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books S Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
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Fireplace Fixture 600
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AC WINDOW UNIT- 24K BTU's
cools 4 br house, good con-
dition, $300 (239)292-2819
AIR CONDITIONER- Central
package unit, 3 ton York, 07
model, never installed,
PRINTERS DRAWER: Antique,
$25. (863)612-9233 LaBelle
Works well. $50
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $195
REFRIGERATOR- Side by
side, 25cu ft, Kenmore,
almd, water/ice in door, runs
great. $300 (863)467-5616
STOVE, 36", surface unit,
natural gas, electric ignition,
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BICYCLE- Huffy 26" Men's
Mountain Bike. $40
All Steel Buildings. National
Manufacturer. 40x60 to
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contractor or customer.
BIFOLD DOORS- 2 sets with
louvers. Good condition.
Asking $25. for both.
(863)357-6315 Okee area
RUG RUNNERS (3) Large,
Wool, Very color full. $10 for
BABY ITEMS- Bassinet, bath-
tubs, portable bassinet, play
mat, bouncers & more. $100
will sep (863)697-8881
CONVERTIBLE CRIB- With
mattress. High Chair, good
condition. $115 will separate
CRIB, Oak wood. Excellent
MATERNITY CLOTHES- ap-
prox 20 pieces, sizes large-
XL, nice for work, $20 for all
WEDDING GOWN; White, tra-
ditional with cathedral train,
size 14. $100
GOLD COIN COLLECTION- 4
pc American Eagle set.
$1600 cash (863)532-8201
BASEBALL CARD COLLEC-
TION- 4000 + assorted
cards, 1970-today. $500
ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $300
FLAGS- collection, (153) 10"
to 132", includes seasonal,
holiday, flowers etc., $750
DELL ALL IN ONE PRINTER,
FAX, SCANNER & COPIER,
20 pg. per min., color, $100
DELL P4 Complete. Window
XP, Etc. $175. neg.
BED SPREAD, Blanket & Bed
Pad, Queen size. $35.
ANTIQUE LANE CEDAR
CHESTS (2) old good cond.
Your choice $100 firm
BEDROOM CLOSET, Wall unit,
cost $4,000 new, almond
formica, asking $600
BEDROOM SET twin bed, 1
armoire, 1 smaller dresser,
baseball theme, good cond.
BEDROOM SET- 4 post qn
size, complete, dresser
w/mirror, armoire, etc. $600
or best offer (863)467-7415
BUNK BEDS, Top is twin, built
in desk, bottom bed is separ-
ate queen .size, complete.
CHAIR- Oversized, leather,
green,' excellent condition,'
250 or best offer.
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CORNER CURIO CABINET,
Beautiful solid wood,
washed oak, glass shelves,
lights. $225 (863)634-5038
COUCH & LOVESEAT: Rattan
w/Matching Tables, 2 End &
1 coffee. Cream w/peach.
COUCH- Multi colored, w/light
beige background, 78"L,
very good condition. $250
DESK- 4 drawer, white with
separate bookcase topper.
DESK- L shaped, over all
length 6', Top width 29", 3
drawers. Exc. cond. $40.
DINING ROOM TABLE- 4
chairs, light wood w/tile top,
exc condition. $100 or best
DINING ROOM TABLE- With
china cabinet, 4 chairs. $500
END TABLE, with drawer, dark,
wood. $25 (863)763-0215
HEADBOARD- king or queen,
solid light wood, excellent
KING SIZE BED- Split box, 1
pc mattress, excellent condi-
tion. $500 or best offer
LIVING ROOM SET- Couch,
loveseat, coffee table & 2
end tables, new, exc cond.
Asking $500 (863)447-9391
antique, w/fold down desk,
pigeon holes, lots of storage
$400 neg (863)467-6805
NEW THERAPEUTIC MAG-
NETIC KING MATTRESS-
New $1100 asking $600
Twin size. $20
Lazy Boy, brown, Ig., good
STEREO/TV SHELF, Taupe
metal,3 glass shelves, about
4 ft. high; exc. cond. $45
SWIVEL ROCKERS (2) & HAS-
SOCK- matching, fawn color,
great cond., $150 for all
TABLE- Oak & 4 chairs. Good
Condition. $75. or best offer.
TWIN SOFTSIDE WATERBED-
With 3 drawers. $350
new 'factory direct from
$139. (561)351-9085 for
WALL UNIT, 5pc., glass with
lights, formica, almond col-
or, pd $6,000, asking $800:
WOOD TOP TABLE- Round,
42" w/4 matching chairs, in-
cludes glass for top. $45
EZ-GO GOLF CART '96- Elec-
tric, for parts. $350
SHOTGUN- El Faisan, Eligoibar
4-10 double barrel made in
Spain. Wildlife engraving on
metal. $275. (863)675-3878,
TREADMILL- Like new. $200.
(863)675-6644 LaBelle area.
ICE MACHINE, 140 quart ca-
pacity. $200 (863)412-2504
OIL LAMPS- Large collection,
all sizes, many are antiques.
$500 for all, will separate.
PATIO SET-4pc wicker, 2
loveseats, 1 arm chair, cof-
fee table, inclds cush., nice
$75 Neg (863)467-6886
POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1000. (863)763-6907
SCOOTERS (2), Electric, $400
,for both, will sep.
WHEEL CHAIR- Merits Elec
Power, like .new, $600
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
AXELS, 10 wheels, 14x70.
$500 or best offer.
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
8(am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
FRESHAIR AIR PURIFIER- By
Ecoquest. Used approx 1 yr.
All access. $300. Call
(863)447-5195 for more info
MISC..ITEMS, VHS, DVDs, T-
shirts, 8 tracks & player. All
new. $300 for all, will separ-
MOBILITY CHAIR- Sundancer,
new batteries. $500
SUNQUEST 2000S 10 BULB
Tanning Canopy. $150. or best
BLUE TICK BEAGLES- full
blooded, 13", M/F, $300
DOG KENNEL- large
24x36x26, like brand new,
black, asking $20 or best of-
FISH TANK- 240 gallon with
accessories. You move.
FISH TANK- 50 gallon w/wood
cabinet & accessories. $225
or best offer. (239)657-8493
FRENCH BULL DOG PUPS-
AKC, show quality, shots,
leave msg will call back.
FRONTLINE PLUS, For cats.
10 vials. $90
(863)674-5753 Labelle area
GREAT DANE PUPPIES, 4
mos. old, shots, $500 ea.
RABBIT LIONHEAD- With
cage. $30 (863)763-3631
TOY AFFENPINSCHER PUPS-
$300 males, $350 females,
Toy Fox Male, $300
YORKIE PUPPY- AKC, black &
tan, heavy coat. $850 Call
(772)464-1471 Ft Pierce
YORKIE PUPS- Teacup & Toy
born 7/11, parents on prem-
ises, ACA & CKC reg. $800
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WATER SOFTENER SYSTEM-
almost new, went to city wa-
ter $300 neg (863)467-6886
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
ABOVE GROUND POOL,
18x33, complete package.
HOT TUB- LA brand, Seats 6,
Cedar, Runs good. $500.
JACUZZI- runs good, seats
5-6 people, $200
SEWING MACHINE, Viking De-
signer 1, Lots of extra's.
SEWING MACHINE, Viking
Mega Quilter w/ Frame.
CAMO BOW CASE- $30
HUNTING BOW- With 6 ar-
rows & extra accessories,
good condition. $70 or best
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
neds and make your
clean un a breeze
STEREO SYSTEM- Fisher, in
cabinet. Dual cass., 5 disc
CD player (plays 45's & 33's
also). $100. (863)357-6315
SUBWOOFER, 15" in box with
600 watt amp. $450 or best.
FLAT PANEL, 38", color, Dell,
$500 or best offer.
TELEVISION- Toshiba 48", re-
built, great picture. $600 or
best offer. (863)261-2167
GENERATOR: Briggs & Strat-
ton, 250 watts, 120 & 12
volts., 5 hp. $200.
INDUSTRIAL DRILL PRESS-
Old and very heavy. $100
RYOBI MITER SAW- Electric,
good condition. $50
TOOL BOX: On Wheels w/vice
& some tools. $175. or best
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
BAY PHILLY, 5 months old,
leads, loads, ties & good
HORSE TRAILER: Colt '96, 2
hp, Slant, Bumper pull w/
dress/tack room. Good
cond. $1200. 239-340-6308
SADDLE, Dakota, 14" $250.
BUSHHOG, Howse, 4', very
good shape, $350 or trade
for finish mower.
DIESEL TRACTOR: 180 Mas-
sey Ferguson. $2500. or
best offer. 863-634-7706
GAS LAWN EDGER- K & S,
2hp Briggs, new bearings on
shaft, runs good. $75
JOHN DEERE 260, 46" cut,
runs good. $400
LAWN TRACTOR, Yanmar,
Diesel, Bush Hog & Box
Blade. $2500 or best offer.
PUSH MOWER- 4.5 hp, Bri gs
& Stratton. $50
PUSH MOWER- Murray, self
propelled, 6hp, electric start,
20" cut, high wheeler. $250
ROTOR TILLER- Sears, Good
condition. Runs good. $300.
YARD KING- 38" cut, new
13.5 engine. $250
*111 g RNT
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
$302/Mol 5BR/2BA HUD
Home! (5% down 20 years
@ 8% apr) More Homes
Available from $199/Mo! For
listings call (800)366-9783
DUPLEX APARTMENT: 2br,
lba, NC, dishwasher, wash-
er/dryer hookups. 1st, last &
sec req'd. Call 863-635-6399
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$19,900! Only $199/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy, 5/BR $302/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
Affordable 4BR/2BA $16,900!
Only $199/Mo! HUD Homes
5% down 20 years @ 8%
apr! For local listings call
(800)366-9783 Ext 5853
Never Rent Again! Buy,
5BR/2BA $38,000! Only
$302/Mo! 3/BR $11,000! 5%
down 20 years 8%. HUD
Homes Available! For listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5796.
OKEECHOBEE- 4br home to
share full hse priv, W/D,
pool, gar, $600/mo + $50
util. 6 mo Ise (561)254-9326
Real Estate I
Business Places '
Sale 1 005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
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
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
National Home Builder Homes
starting at $58 sq ft Call to-
day to schedule a FREE Con-
struction center tour and to
view over 20 Completely fur-
nished model homes.
REDUCED, 2BR/1BA Detached
garage, fenced, large oak
trees. Next to Clinch Lake Boat
Landing. $65K. 863-638-2510
HARDEE COUNTY- 5 acres,
Vandolah Rd. Hwy frontage,
BLUE JORDAN FOREST, Over
2 acres on R. E. Byrd Rd.
Corner lot, priced very low
for quick sale! MUST SELL!
$34,999. Perfect for a home
or as an investment. Call
1ST TIME OFFERED Colorado
Mountain Ranch. 35 ACRES
$39,900. Priced for Quick
Sale. Overlooking a majestic
lake, beautifully treed, 360
degree mountain views, ad-
jacent to national forest. EZ
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Move to the Smoky Mountains
3/4-3 acre tracts starting at
$79,900. 15 min from Pi-
geon Forge .jliint'ur,. Low
taxes Low crime. Majestic
NC: Best buy in mountains!
Two acres with spectacular
view, paved road, gated,
housesite in, owner financ-
ing. Bryson City. $65,000,
$13,000 down. Call owner!
NC MOUNTAINS 2 acres with
great view, very private, big
trees, waterfalls & large pub-
lic lake nearby, $69,500. Call
SOUTHERN COLORADO 5
Acre Homesites $59,900
GRAND OPENING SALE
SEPTEMBER 15TH &16TH.
Gated community, under-
ground utilities 1,100 acres
of open space, spectacular
mountain views. Great pri-
mary/ secondary home.
Recreation galore! Call To-
day for appointment!
(866)696-5263 X 2563.
Unbelievable LAND SALE!
Saturday, September 15th.
20 acres only $29,900.
SAVE $10,000. Plus, NO
closing costs. Subdivision
potential! Big mountain
acreage, spectacular views.
1 mile to Nicklaus designed
golf course. Near Tennessee
River & recreation lake. Ex-
cellent financing. Call now
Waterfront Condominiums on
Beautiful Lake of the Ozarks,
Missouri. 1,200 miles of
shoreline. Low taxes, insu-
rance and fees. Fishing, golf,
fun. From $99,900. The-
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles, ATVs 3035
ALUMAWELD JON BOAT- 17ft
x 8ft, 31 hp, Briggs Go-Devil
$5000. D (772)216-5541 or
BAYLINER CAPRI, runs great,
BOAT TRAILER- Magic tilt,
single axle, alum., 4 bunk,
winch, jack stand, never
used $2000 (863)357-6229
MAST- 30', Spreaders & wire
fits medium size sail boat.
PONTOON BOAT '92- River
Cruiser, 24', 48 hp Evinrude
motor, trailer, many extras.
QUANTUM '90, 16ft; Fish &
pleasure boat w/trailer, trol-
ling motor, exc. cond. $1895
(863)673-5947 or 673-4660
RAVEN CUDDY CABIN I/O
BOAT- 23', 3,0 Mercruiser,
needs work. $1000 or best
offer. (863)801-9394 after 5
SHADOW HIPO BASS BOAT-
.21', 200 merc, new
block/hydro steering, trailer.
STARFLIGHT '73- 85 hp John-
son engine, 16 ft. Runs
good. $700 (239)455-5442
WATER TANK- Poly, V
shaped, 45 gal for boat. $45.
GMC CAMPER VAN '86- me-
chanically restored, have re-
ceipts, needs paint $2500
neg. (561)254-7458 Clewist.
NOMAD '76, 34ft., Park model,
good condition, hurricane
roof & awnings. $3000
NOMAD '86, 23ft, everything
in nice condition. $2000
PROWLER '84- 22 ft, dual ax-
les, self contained. $1000
CEDAR CREEK CUSTOM 5TH
WHEEL '02- 3 slides, 37ft,
FIFTH WHEEL HITCH- 16k
Reese, includes rails. Asking
BOAT MOTOR- Evinrude 25hp,
asking $200 or best of-
OUTBOARD MOTOR, '02
Yamaha, 15hp, 4 stroke,
OUTBOARD MOTOR- 14.1 HRP
Runs good. $300.
DIRT BIKE- KX 85 2003, low
hours, never raced, great
EXHAUST SYSTEM- For '04
Harley Davidson FXD. $25
FXD STOCK SEAT- Fits '04 &
'05 Harley Davidson. $50
HONDA CB350 1973, 4 cyl.,
Excellent condition. $700.
2005, Low mileage. Asking
$2000. (863)675-8356 La-
KAWASKI ZX9R '94- 15k mi,
new parts, needs clutch han-
dle/plastic, plus extras.
$1500 neg. (863)634-3055
MOTOR SCOOTER- Off the
road. Runs perfect $150.
TRIUMPH MC PARTS- Motor,
Carbs. & more. $800. or will
ATV, Yamaha Blaster '04,
Great condition. Many ex-
tra's. $2500 or best offer.
FOUR WHEELER, Polaris 500
Turbo, almost new, Must
See! $2,050. (863)885-1226
FOUR WHEELER, Suzuki 250,
'04, almost new, still under
GO-CART, Nice shape. 6.5hp
Tecumseh, New clutch,
$450. or best offer.
GO-CART, Walmart brand,
paid $1300, asking $500
HONDA BIG RED 3 WHEELER
'86- Carb needs adjustment.
HONDA SPORT TRACK- 450R,
'05, 4 Wheeler. Like new.
SUZUKI RM250 '05: Dirt bike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$2500. Neg. (863)261-4633
YAMAHA BLASTER '95- 4
wheeler, 2 stroke, runs good,
$700 or best of-
NOMAD 3720- '04, 38FT, Like
new, 2 Qu. Bdrms. 2 slide-
outs. Loaded! Immaculate.
On beautiful Lake Istokpoga.
TRAVEL TRAILER- 30 ft, off
construction site, refr, stove,
ac, microwave, heater, fan &
extras. $750 (863)675-4981
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
BMW 325i "92, 114K, 4 dr,
Red, Nice. Many new parts.
$5800 neg. (863)763-7017
CHEVY NOVA '76, 4 drs $600
In Immokalee call Bobby
239)503-7653 or Ramon
239)503-5131 after 5:30pm
DATSUN WAGON '89, 5 spd,'
good on gas. $500
(863)763-8381 as for Susan
DODGE SHADOW '92- runs
good. $600 or best offer.
FORD TAURUS '01- GOOD
HYUNDAI ELANTRA '95, 18"
rims, needs work, call for in-
fo. $1400 or best offer.
(863)675-1647 Leave msg.
NISSAN 200SX, '95, 4 cyl.,
auto, great air, like new tires,
new battery, exc. in & out,
$2300. (863)357-0037 Okee
OLDS CUTLAS '97- 6cyl, auto,
4dr, cold AC, 118K, runs
great $1800 (863)801-5028
OLDS NINETY EIGHT '92, Re-
gency Elite, 113k, no a/c,
new tires, leather, all power.
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME, '88,;2 dr., 350 mo-
tor, custom int., 4" body lift,
'Police Impounds for Sale! 95
Honda Civic $699! 92 Nis-
san Maxima $600! For list-
ings call (800)366-9813 Ext
CJ51975- Factory V8, all new
suspension, radial mud tires,
$2200 or best offer
FORD F250 '97, 4x4, 7.3L
Turbo diesel, ext. cab, long
bed, p/w, p/l, c/d, 33" tires,
gooseneck & Reese hitch.
PLATFORM BUGGY- V8, 38.5
Super Swampers, $1300
BOARDS- For a Ford Van,
102". $50 (863)484-0267
CAR TOW DOLLY- Good
shape, mounted spare tire &
tool chest. $700 or best offer
CHEVY ENGINE- 305, asking
$75, runs good
CHEVY ENGINE: 350, 4 Bolt
Main w/Holly 750 dual pump
carb. Race trans. $1500 or
best offer. (239)878-4078
CHROME RIMS 22" W/TIRES
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
DRIVER'S SIDE WINDOW-
From a '91 Corvette. $50
NERF BARS- fits F150 pickup
truck, $100 or best of-
RIMS- 24", 5 lug, Universal,
tires are 50%, asking $1500
PICK UP TRUCK CAP- White
aluminum from 6 1/2 ft Da-
kota. $150 (863)675-5929
TIRES & WHEELS, Hankook
Optimo Plus 225/50R16 on
chrome 5 spoke whls. Like
new! $700 (863)467-9936
TIRES- (4) Goodyear Jeep,
TIRES- 4, Goodyear Wran-
glers, 225x75x16". Good
tread. $50. (863)467-7415
TRUCK BED, '00-'03 Ford
F250 or F350, Long bed,
couple dings. $350 firm.
UTILITY TRUCK BED: Stahl, 8
Ft., $200. (863)634-7706
CHEVY '89 Flatbed, Brand new
trans w/less that 500 mis.
Brand new heads. 350 small
block. $1500 863-697-6644
CHEVY- '90, 3/4 ton, Runs
great. $600. Firm.
CHEVY PICK UP '72- $2000 or
best offer. (863)763-2100
FORD F150, 1989 Looks and
runs great, new tires,
$1,600. Call 863-234-9901.
FORD F150- '86, Side bins,
new tires. Runs excellent.
FORD RANGER '92, 4 cyl.,
$1000 or best offer.
FORD RANGER XLT, '96, ext.
cab, 4 cyl., 5 spd., exc.
(863)228-0127 for details
RIMS: 4, Slotted aluminum,
Mag, Bead lockers. 16.5 x
12.50 w/tires. For F250.
$350. neg. (239)340-6308
TOYOTA PICKUP '95, 4x4,
Good body & running gear.
Motor blown. $2500.
CHEVY TRAIL BLAZER, 2002
Auto, AC, CD cass., new
tires, 77,900 mi., exc. cond.
car facts report. $9,750.
Call Bill at 863-634-4194.
FORD BRONCO '91- 351, 5.8
motor, runs great!, Must sell,
Great for mud truck $1000
JEEP WRANGLER,'98, very
good cond., runs good, blue
book $6,000, sell for
BOX TRAILER- 6x6x10,
w/shelving, Top ladder rack.
Excellent condition. $2100.
CAR TRAILER- '05, dual axle,
electric brakes, electric
wench, toolboxes, used
once. $2500 (863)610-1811
Factory Direct Trailers: 125 in
6x12 = $1895,
7x16 = $3195,
8 x 2 0 =$4495,
8 x.3 0 $ 6 4 9 5,
6x1 0 = $ 3 2 9 5 ,
7x14=$4995, All types trail-
ers available, Full Service, EZ
UTILITY TRAILER: 6 Ft. 6 In. x
14 Ft. 2 Ft. High sides. Ex-
cellent cond. Asking $850.
CHEVY VAN, 1991 Cold A/C,
new 'tires, runs & looks
great, $2,500. Call
FORD AEROSTAR '93- Rough
looking but runs, good work
vehicle. 1 $500
Suncoast For Kids presents awards
TAMPA Suncoast for Kids
Foundation, the Foundation funded
by Suncoast Schools Federal Credit
Union, awarded 17 high school se-
niors, one from each public school
in Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties,
scholarships of $1,000 each.
The student receiving this honor
from Glades County is Jalessa John-
son (Moore Haven High School).
From Hendry County are Robert Pass
(Clewiston High School) and Shayla
Wilson (LaBelle High School). From
Lee County are Christopher Huffman
(Cape Coral High School), Luisa Buit-
rago (Cypress Lake High School), Kyle
Aryn Black (Dunbar High School),
Nicole Reyes (Estero High School),
Nathaniel Modglin (Fort Myers High
School), Robert Edward Ebbert (Ida
Baker High School), Brittany Guil-
ford (LAMP), Whitney Stewart (Le-
high.High School), Montanna Lynn
Hone (Mariner High School), Em-
ily Teachout (North Fort Myers High
School), Hannah Paladini (River-
dale High School), Zachary Brindise
(South Ft. Myers High School), David
Pearce (High Tech Central), and Chry-
san Lappano (High Tech North).
"We are proud of the achievements
of the students in our local commu-
nities. They are being rewarded for
their commitment and hard work in
the classroom and now have the op-
portunity to pursue higher education
through our Suncoast for Kids Foun-
dation scholarship program," said
Greg Pasanan, regional vice president
of Lee County.
The Suncoast for Kids Scholarship
program awards a $1,000 scholar-
ship annually to one student in each
public high school in the 15 counties
served. Since 2006, the Foundation
has provided $220,000 to this pro-
gram to assist 220 students pursuing
a higher education.
"The Suncoast for Kids Founda-
tion is dedicated to helping students
in our community," said Tom Do-
rety, president and CEO of Suncoast
Schools FCU. "Our mission is to pro-
mote the education, health and emo-
tional well being of children in our
communities through scholarships
and contributions to public schools,
and this is just one way we do that,"
Scholarship funds come from
Suncoast. for Kids Foundation. Mon-
ies for the Foundation are secured in
two ways; anytime a non-member
uses a Suncoast ATM and five cents
is donated from the merchant's fees
when members use the Suncoast
check card in a signature transac-
tion. Suncoast for Kids is sponsored
entirely by the credit union, and 100
percent of funds are contributed to
organizations and initiatives that as-
sist children in the communities Sun-
coast Schools FCU serves.
Suncoast began providing annual
scholarships in 1990 and in 2005 se-
lected the Consortium of Education
Foundations to administer the schol-
arship program. The scholarship cri-
teria established by Suncoast for Kids
are based on scholastic achievement,
extra curricular activities and financial
need. A strong emphasis is placed on
financial need so that an opportunity
can be given deserving students who
may not otherwise be able to attend
college. The selection is based on the
recommendations of school guid-
ance counselors and other education
Heritage Trail guidebook published
TALLAHASSEE Secretary of
State Kurt S. Browning announced
last week the release of the Florida
Native American Heritage Trail guide-
book. The 36 page booklet is the
newest addition to the Florida Heri-
tage Trail series, which includes the
Florida World War 11 Heritage Trail,
the Florida Cuban Heritage Trail and
the Florida Black Heritage Trail, the
Florida Jewish Heritage Trail, and the
Florida Women's Heritage Trail.
"We are pleased and proud to
present the Florida Native American
Heritage Trail, a booklet that high-
lights the heritage and culture of
Florida's Native Americans," said Sec-
retary Browning. "The information
contained in this booklet is a valu-
able educational resource that will
enhance our knowledge and under-
standing of Florida's earliest people
and their legacy."
The Florida Native American Heri-
tage Trail booklet honors Florida's
Native American cultures, both past
,and present, by providing in-depth
information for residents and visi-
tors. In text and photos, the booklet
describes over 100 sites throughout
the state where ancient Florida Na-
tive Americans left evidence of their
cultures and where contemporary
Native Americans thrive and exhibit
their cultures. The booklet includes
a synopsis of the more than 10,000
years of Native American presence
and significance in Florida. Sidebars
of special interest topics and biog-
raphies of individuals important to
Florida's Native American heritage
The Trail of Florida's Indian Heii-
tage, Inc. (formerly Trail of the Lost
Tribes), a non-profit organization
promoting awareness and preserva-
tioh of Florida's ancient cultures, pro-
duced the Florida Native American
Heritage Trail booklet with a grant
from the Division of Historical Re-
sources. The Florida Department of
State will make copies of the booklet
available to public libraries through-
out the state and regional offices of
the Florida Public Archaeology Net-
work. Additional funding from the
Frank E. Duckwall Foundation will al-
low each of Florida's approximately
3,500 public and private 'elementary
schools to receive a copy of the. publi-
cation. Copies of the publication may
be purchased online at www.flori-
Gang-related violence is on the rise
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Joined by
the Statewide Prosecutor and Legis-
lative leaders, the Attorney General
Bill McCollum, earlier this month, de-
clared a joint effort in combating the
dramatic increase in gang related ac-
tivity across the state, and announced
that the Statewide Grand Jury has
"The Statewide Grand Jury is an
important first step in strengthening
law enforcement action orn this state-
wide concern," said Attorney General
Bill McCollum. "Gangs are highly or-
ganized groups of individuals who
are recruiting our children into a life
of crime and violence and are the
primary retail outlet for illegal drugs
in our communities. By ensuring nec-
essary steps are now taken, we are
proactively safeguarding against the
proliferation of future gang activity in
Organized by the Attorney Gener-
al's Office of Statewide Prosecution,
the Grand Jury investigates criminal
gang activity and indicts for crimes
that can include narcotics or other
dangerous drugs, robbery and gam-
bling, as well as violations of the Flor-
ida Racketeer Influenced and Corrup-
tion Organization (RICO) Act. The
jurors will serve as a "citizen legisla-
ture" which studies various criminal
issues and makes recommendations
to the legislature on needed laws
to deter gang activities and punish,
those involved. Additionally, jurors
provide educational and prevention
recommendations to law enforce-
ment agencies, schools, churches
and other community based organi-
zations to assist in keeping Florida's
Attorney .General Bill McCollum
was joined by Senator Atwater (R-
North Palm Beach), Majority Leader
Adam Hasner (R-Delray Beach), and
Representative William Snyder (R-
Stuart) in making today's announce-
ment, which included information
about recently proposed. legislation
intended to strengthen Florida laws
against gang related activity. The At-
torney General thanked Leader Has-
ner for his efforts and collaboration'
on combating this serious issue and
praised Senator Atwater and Repre-
sentative Snyder for sponsoring the
"We see the problem firsthand
Here in Palm Beach County," said Ma-
jority Leader Adam Hasner (R-Delray
Beach) who was a prime cosponsor
of the original gang bill last session.
"These well-organized and well-
equipped street gangs represent a vi-
olent form of domestic terrorism that
we must confront. With the Attorney
General's support, this bill can make
a real difference, which is great news
for our, law enforcement officers and
The gang legislation being filed
by Senator Atwater and Represen-
tative Snyder will provide powerful,
new tools to law enforcement in-
cluding: third degree felony for con-
victed felons to possess bulletproof
vests; mandatory condition of pro-
bation prohibiting association with
gang members; third degree felony
for recruitment into a criminal street
gang; and the creation of a civil gang
injunction, a violation of which will
constitute a misdemeanor. The leg-
islation will be expanded to include
recommendations from the Grand
Jury's interim report, expected to be
issued in December. -
"The residents of Palm Beach
County have seen the disturbing ef-
fects of criminal street gangs and the
.violent crimes they commit," said
Senator Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm
Beach). "Gangs have no regard for
law abiding citizens and we need to
do everything possible to secure our
streets and protect Floridians from
the violence of street gangs."
"As a former law enforcement offi-
cer, I have seen first hand what these
street gangs can do," said Represen-
tative Will Snyder (R-Stuart). "Gangs
are becoming more organized, their
crimes are becoming more violent,
and they must be stopped."
At the request of the Statewide
Prosecutor, the Governor petitioned
the Florida Supreme Court to con-
vene a Grand Jury to investigate the
increase in crimes related to gang ac-
tivity. The Court issued the order con-
vening the Grand Jury in June and
determined the jury will be based in
West Palm Beach but will investigate
criminal activity statewide. According
to the US Department of Justice, gang
related problems have been reported
for all 50 States and the District of Co-
lumbia. According to a recent study,
Florida experienced more growth in
gang violence in 25 years than any
other state in the nation. Additionally,
law enforcement believes that more
than 1,000 gangs with an estimated
65,000 members are active within the
state. For more information on the At-
torney General's Office of Statewide
Prosecution, please visit: http://www.
DOE has teacher misconduct Web site
The mosl important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.
TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Education (DOE) re-
cently launched a new Web site that
enables the general public to check
if disciplinary action has been taken
against a Florida educator's certifi-
cate. Using an online database, visi-
tors to the site are able to obtain infor-'
mation on teacher misconduct cases
brought to the state level. Currently,
the available information includes
action dates, complaint summaries
and descriptions of final outcomes,
including any penalties that may
have been applied to an educator's
certificate. Similar to other licensed
professionals such as physicians,
accountants and pharmacists, Flor-
ida educators are subject to action
against their certificate for substanti-
"The Department is committed
to the safety and .protection of our
students," said Commissioner Blom-
berg. "In creating this new Web site,
we further empower parents by pro-
viding them with simple, easy-to-use
access to information about an edu-
cator's disciplinary history."
In order to view the disciplinary
information, interested individuals
should visit www.myfloridateacher.
com, where they can enter the name
of the educator in which they are in-
terested. Searches can be refined to
include the whole state or specific
school districts. A search yielding no
results indicates that no actions have
been taken against that specific edu-
cator's teaching certificate on or after
January 1, 2007. The Department will
continue to update the website on a
regular basis to ensure that data is as
current as possible.
Disciplinary action against an ed-
ucator's certificate can range from a
letter of reprimand, to a suspension
or revocation of the certificate. The
Web site will not display informa-
tion on current investigations, which
is confidential. Additionally, criminal
charges listed on the site do not nec-
essarily indicate the individual has
plead guilty to, or been convicted of,
the criminal offense.
The DOE also encourages parents
and administrators desiring more
information on teacher misconduct
policies and procedures to visit the
Bur eau of Professional Practices Web
site at www.fldoe.org/edstandards.
This Web site includes a Frequently
Asked Questions section, flow chart
of procedures, school district contact
information and hearing notices of
the Education Practices Commission.
The DOE's Bureau of Professional
Practices Services investigates alleged
wrongdoings by educators in Florida
who hold a Florida Educator Cer-
tificate. Penalties against a certificate
are issued by the Education Practices
Commission. The Education Practices
Commission is a quasi-judicial body
of peers and lay persons established
in law who determine what penalties
should be applied in teacher miscon-
Parents requesting additional in-
formation regarding teacher miscon-
duct can contact the Bureau of Pro-
fessional Practices Services at (850)
245-0438. For details regarding the
procedures of the Education Practic-
es Commission please contact (850)
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