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Thursday, September 20, 2007 Vol. 93 No. 14 Frostproof's Homeiown Newspaper for More Than 85 Years 50 cents
At a Glance
The next Regular City Coun-
cil Meeting will be held Monday,
Sept. 24, 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.
Frostproof Middle Senior
High School will be offering
FREE Community Computer
Classes are scheduled .for
Monday nights from 5:30 7:30
in the media center. Classes
began Monday, Sept. 17. For
more information or to sign up,
please call Annette True @ 635-
7809 ext. 240.
meets on Thursdays
Parents of the FHS 2008
graduating class are urged to
attend the' Project Graduation
meetings held every Thursday
evening at 6 p.m. in the high
school cafeteria. 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 ac-
complishments. Graduation is a -
major milestone for your son or
daughter, please help to make it
memorable. For more informa-
tion please contact Cindy Wise
Boosters & PAC
The Frostproof Middle Se-
nior High School Boosters and
PAC both hold meetings in the
Media Center on the second
Monday of each month. PAC
meetings begin at 6 p.m. and
the Boosters meet at 7 p.m.
For more information call 635-
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. Students may
register any Tuesday or Thurs-
day evening. 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,
Croley wins prestigious award
On the evening of Thursday,
Sept. 13, 2007 Frostproof interim
city manager Tenny Ruth Croley
was the recipient of the presti-
gious Nettie Draughon award
for 'Municipal Employee of the.
The Nettie Draughon award
is presented to an elected or ap-
pointed official who has made.
an outstanding contribution to a
Ridge League city.
The Ridge League is made up
of 27 cities in west central Florida
on or near a ridge running north
and south down the center of
the state. They include Arcadia,
Auburndale, Avon Park, Bartow,
Bowling Green, Dade City, Dav-
enport, Dundee, Eagle Lake,
Fort Meade, Frostproof, Haines
City, Lake Alfred, Lake Hamilton,
Lake Placid, Lake Wales, Lake-
land, Mulberry, Plant City, Polk,
City, St. Leo, San Antonio, Se-
bring, Wauchula, Winter Haven
and Zolfo Springs.
- Mrs. Croley was nominated
by Mayor Larry Sullivan and
Councilman Damon Nicholson
for her outstanding service and
commitment in a combined ca-
pacity in which five years she
held title of city clerk and for the
last 14 months she has been the
Below is a copy of the sup-
porting statement submitted to
the Ridge League of Cities:
Mrs. Croley has shown herself
to be a true asset to the City of
Frostproof in many ways. Mrs.
Croley was hired in 2005 as our
City Clerk, her second stint in
that position. It did not take long
for her to start making positive
changes to record keeping and
in her capacity as office man-
ager. The contributions and hard
work she has made as a City
Clerk would make her an excel-
lent candidate for the award in
that capacity but the City pres-
ents her to you as our City Man-
ager. Mrs. Croley has taken on
a role that many may not have
taken. When our City was in the
midst of heavy controversy over
the quick turnover of City Man-
agers, Mrs. Croley was asked by
the city council if she would take
the position of Interim City Man-
ager. This was the second time
she had been asked to take the
interim position. The first was in
2006 after we had a City man-
ager leave shortly after taking
the position. In that instance she
agreed to do so and served for a
period of 5 months. After some
assurances were made to Mrs.
Croley about her current posi-
tion she agreed to take the job
for the second time. This time
the interim position was to be
for a period of at least one year
so that the City had time to settle
down and the council could take
See Croley Page 2
Funding for the Polk County
Sheriff's Training And Respect
(S.T.A.R.) program has been
recommended for elimination
by the Governor's Office. The
Florida legislature will be meet-
ing in special session begin-
ning Oct. 3, 2007 to consider
approximately $1 Billion in cuts
to-state programs. The S.T.A.R.
program is a state funded juve-
nile delinquency rehabilitation
The Polk County Sheriff's
Office and ,the. Florida Depart-
ment of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)
reached a contract agreement
in June of 2006 to operate a ju-
venile "STAR" program in Polk
County (formerly the juvenile
boot camp). The Sheriff's Of-
fice and DJJ signed a three year
contract in June of this year to
operate a 100 bed facility.
The proposed cut was sub-
mitted last week and can be
found in an itemized list of
proposed reductions, line 65:
"This issue eliminates the fund-
ing' for the remaining STAR
program which the Legislature
created to replace the juvenile
See S.T.A.R. Page 2
The First United Methodist
Church of Frostproof is proud
to announce an addition to their
staff. Danielle Warner, has been
hired as a full time Youth Pas-
tor. Danielle grew up in Hobe
Sound, Florida, just north of
West Palm Beach. She grew up
in the Methodist Church there
and attended Youth Group
regularly. Her Junior and'Senior
year she was a member of the
Youth Leadership Team.
After graduating from South'
Fork High School she moved
Charleston WV where she re-
ceived her BS Degree in Psy-
chology from the University of
Charleston. During Danielle's
last two years in West Virginia
See Church Page 2
LAKE WALES, Fla. "Reel
'Em In For Rotary" 4th Annual
Charity Bass Tournament will
be held at Camp Mack on the
morning of Saturday, Sept. 29,
2007. The Lake Wales Breakfast
Rotary Club is raising funds for
their various efforts in the com-
munity including the third and
fourth grade Boys Camp and
supporting many youth en-
deavors through-out the com-
The club has been a huge
supporter of building the soc-
cer complex which should be
completed by the end of this
The 2007 sponsors to date
for the tournament are: Charles
M. Watts Air Conditioning, Inc.,
Winter Haven RV, Jimmy Nel-
son CFP, Bunting Tripp & Ingly,
The Apothecary Shop, Warner
Southern College Tamasei
English Program, Fields-Huston
Motors, Weaver & McClendon
Law Firm, Pack Rats Mini Stor-
age, We Elderly Care Inc., Jahna
Industries, Lake Wales Kiwa-
nas Club, Highlands Corpora-
tion. Businesses recognized as\
sponsors for goods/services
provided are Florida Labor So-
lutions and Juniors Fresh Fish
"Without our sponsors, we
could not run an event like this.
Not only do they contribute fi-
nancially, they also contribute
of their time. Our club mem-
bers under the direction of
chairs Nigel Hill and Michelle
Hurst are always so giving in ef-
forts that help kids. That is what
we value so much," said Tim
Welch, president of the Lake
Wales Breakfast Rotary Club.
First place wins $1000.
There are six monetary prizes
in all, prize drawings, a "Big
Fish Pot", and more.
The pre-registration entry
fee is only $80 per boat and a
$5 ramp fee. The tournament
begins from safe light until 2:30
pm. For more information and
registration, please call Nigel
Hill at 224-4081.
The Lake Wales Breakfast
Rotary Club meets every Thurs-
day morning at the Lake Wales
Country Club at 7 a.m. If you
are an early bird and you are
interested in joining the most
fun civic group in town, con-
tact Jim Weaver, membership
director, at 676-6000. We look
forward to hearing from you.
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Art Clawson returns to Warner
LAKE WALES, Fla. Art
Clawson is back at Warner
Southern College after 22 years!
He is serving as the new Vice
President for Advancement re-
placing Doris B. Gukich who
is now Assistant to the Presi-
dent. "I am thrilled that God
has opened the door for me to
return to my alma mater. The
Christian education that I re-
ceived here has been the foun-
dation upon which all of my life
experiences have been built. It
is ar honor for me to have this
opportunity to raise money for
the college that has invested so
much in me and thousands bf
others now serving around the
world," Art said.
In his new position, Art
will be responsible for develop-
ing and implementing a strat-
egy for fund raising designed
to address Warner Southern',s
growth and expansion. He is
looking forward to meeting old
friends and making new ones
for the college.
Art graduated from War-
ner Southern in 1978 with a
Bachelor of Arts degree major-
ing in Pastoral Ministries with a
minor in Psychology. He was
on the staff at Warner Southern
from 1979-1985 and coached
wrestling at Lake Wales High
School in 1983. The next four
years took Art and his wife,
Suetta, also a Warner South-
ern graduate, to the country of
Haiti as missionaries when Art
was Community Development
Director for the Missionary
Board of the Church of God,
In 1991, Art and.Suetta
settled -in Tallahassee where
Art served as the Executive Di-
rector for Big Bend Area Health
Education Center, the Director
of the Division of Emergency
Medical Services and Commu-
nity Health Resources for the
Florida Department of Health
and, finally, to his immediate
past position, Assistant Profes-
sor of the Department of Family
Medicine and Rural Health in
the College of Medicine at Flor-
ida State University and as the
Director of the Center for Rural
Health Research and Policy, the
Area Health Education Center
Program and the Rural Medical
Art holds a Master of Sci-
ence degree in International/
Education (1992) and a Master
of Science in Higher Education
(1980), both from Florida State
Art is the author of 18 pub- 4,
locations relating to public and
rural health, and he is also as-
sociated with the National Ru-
ral Health Association, Ameri-
can Public Health Association,
Florida AHEC Network, Florida
Rural Health Association, and
Warner Southern College is
a Christian liberal arts college
located in Lake Wales, Florida,
and offers more than 25 un-
dergraduate majors and three
Masters programs designed for
working professionals: Master
of Business Administration,
Master of Arts Education and
Master of Science Manage-
ment. Fall 2007 enrollment is
more than 1,100. The college,
founded in 1968, is preparing
to celebrate its 40th anniver-
sary. Submitted photo/Charlene Lawsori-WSC
Alumnus Art Clawson returns to Warner Southern after 22
See Clawson Page 2 years to serve as Vice President of Advancement.
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Area Event: Lake Wales Rotary plans bass tourney
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Submitted photo/Michelle Hurst
Pictured are members of the Lake Wales Breakfast Rotary. The Lake Wales Breakfast
Rotary is preparing for their Annual Bass Tournament to be held Saturday, Sept. 29.
Rotary Club plans tournament
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Letters to the Editor
Rising property taxes
a real concern
There is a serious lack of com-
petent leadership in Polk County
and throughout Government at
every level. In saying that; let's
talk about what affects us here in
Polk County. Polk County is one
of the lowest per capital income
counties in the State of Florida.
About 9 months after 911; the
bottom started falling out of the
economy in this Country. I cer-
tainly knew this by June of 2002
because of the continued drop in
sales in my industry. But in say-
ing this; I started talking to busi-
ness owners in all sectors of this
economy and all over this coun-
try. The over whelming and con-
sistent sentiment was the same;
we are having a tough time. Yet
our leadership; elected govern-
ment officials here in Polk Coun-
ty; our County Commissioners
have continued and consistently
raise property taxes in unheard of
percentages since 2004. All of this
is being based on speculation as
well by using fraudulent numbers
to base their assessments. The
County Tax Appraisers are not fol-
lowing the normal method of ap-
In spite of the fact that Eastern
Polk County was devastated by
three Hurricanes and was severely
and economically impeded. The
County Commissioners raised
our property taxes to a point that
many people here in Polk County
are unable to pay their taxes.
They have toput these taxes on
I was born and raised here in
Lake Wales; and have lived here
all of my life. I am now 50; and
after 30 years of being in business
here, for the first time in my life; I
am considering selling everything
and leaving the State of Florida.
My intensions were to spend a
life time here; and. to invest in
this area; for my future and that
of my families. Yet; the 'Qual-
ity of Life' that we once knew; is
being ruined by people; many of
which have only moved here in
+ recentyears; and have no sense
of what they are'doing to those
of us that have lived here for
their entire lives; and families that
have lived here for many genera-
tions. Foreclosures are at record
highs throughout Florida. Busi-
nesses are closing; People are
selling their houses and moving
to Georgia; Alabama; Tennessee
and South Carolina. All because
the low wages in Polk County are
not sufficient enough to allow
these people to be able to afford
to pay their taxes and to live. The
tax base is too high and there is a&
total lack of fiscal constraint and
The last four and a half years;
property taxescontinue to go up
and sales are sluggish at best. My
income for myself; and the num-
ber of employees that I employ,
have consistently gone down
over the past several years. Yet;"
after talking to the Property Tax
Appraisers Office in Bartow; their
answer, .was for me to "sell, and
to take all of my equity out of the
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she was an intern at Morris Me-
morial Methodist Church. After
graduation in May, she returned
home to Hobe Sound. Danielle
worked for First United Methodist
in H6be Sound as their Visitation
While, working as our Youth
Pastor, she will also be attending
Asbury Theological Seminary.
There she will be working toward
her Masters of Divinity Degree.
Danielle is a very lovely young
woman with a lot of enthusi-
asm that can't wait to apply our
mission statement into the lives
of Frostproof's young people,
"Reaching Youth for Christ." She
is available after school in her of-
fice at the church or by calling her
office 863-635-7973. Many plans
are already in place and we invite
any youth in the community that
are not presently attending anoth-
er church to come by to meet her
and hear her plans.
business; and sell this property to
someone that can make a profit
in this location". This is a quote
from one of the employees that
work at the Property Appraisers
office. You and I are paying this
mans salary. I will not disclose
this persons name at this time.
After, somewhat recovering from
shock, I asked this man; why
don't you walk up and down
the two major blocks of down
town Lake Wales to the various
businesses; and to please, ask
them "how things are going" and
"where do you think you will be
in five years". He apparently did
not have the time; and was not
interested in doing so. His answer
was the same; sell and turn it over
to someone that can do better.
It is truly sad to me; that our
County Commissioners only an-
swer to the growth in Polk Coun-
ty, is to raise property taxes. They
have no clue; what is really going
on in their own local economies.
It is truly past time for the tax pay-
ers to demand accountability, and
to hold their elected officials ac-
countable for their actions. May-
be; these people should be pros-
ecuted for their actions or lack of!
These people must, and need to
be held accountable for their ac-
tions. Maybe we should do some-
thing that they use to do hi early
days with unsavory people; tar
and feather them and send them
out of town on the North bound
After watching for years; the
poor leadership, accounting of
expenditures and appropriations
of funds here in this County and
the local municipalities; as well
as the poor decision making of
the local City and County Com-
mission; there is no wonder that
this county is in ,as bad as shape
as it is. It's a wonder; where
these people keep their brains.
Sales taxes started dropping off
because of the economic down
turn in 2002; yet all of the City and
County Commissioners contin-
ued spending like there was no
Now, 2007; some 5 years lat-
er, everyone is wondering what
happened? The State; Counties
and Cities are all scrambling, and
crying about the poor economic
State of Florida. All of the rest of
us have been cutting costs since
2002. Cutting to the bare bones!
Sales tax revenues have been
consistently dropping. Yet; the
pigs have been at the trough so
long; that they didn't even look up
long enough to notice, what all of
us have known since 2002.
There is one thing for sure.
This County is using, unrealistic
numbers to base their property
tax assessments on. Property
tax assessments are not working
here in Florida; and its long past
time for change. It is breaking the
back and the bank of the aver-
.age tax payer. And that leaves us
to paying, property taxes with a
sales tax increase. This is the only
way that is fair and equitable; and
makes good sense. But if it makes
good sense; then surely; we are
all out of luck.
James F. Brow
First United Methodist Church
welcomes Danielle Warner as
the new Youth Pastor.
Youth meet on Sunday eve-
nings from 6-8 p.m. upstairs in
the youth room. There will be
a weekday Bible Study coming
with lots of activities planned for
youngsters in grades sixth: thru'
Submitted photo/Damon Nicholson
Awarding, Mrs. Tenny R. Croley, with the Nettie Draughon
plaque is Ridge League of Cities, President, Howard Wiggs.
Continued From Page 1
the time necessary to make a well
informed choice as to whom our
next manager would be.
To no one on the councils sur-
prise Mrs. Croley hit the ground
running in both instances. During
her first tenure as City Manager
one of the things she brought
to the Council, was the idea of
contracting with the Polk County
Sheriffs office for municipal law
enforcement. The Council did
eventually enter in to a contract
with the Sheriff and will save our
city approximately 1.5 million
dollars over the 5 year life of the
contract. Mrs. Croley did not take
long to get back in to the "saddle"
the second time. She has shown
tenacity in tackling our tough fi-
The ability to locate funds in a
variety of places and to solve se-
rious infrastructure and financial
shortfall problems are another
Herculean accomplishment. The
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boot camps. The remaining pro-
gram in Polk Coufity provides
S100 moderate risk beds that the
agency can absorb with existing
vacant beds in other programs."
The budget reduction amount is
Sheriff Grady Judd: "We were
excited to enter into this joint ven-
ture with the Florida Department
of Juvenile Justice, because it
was about making a positive dif-
ference in the lives of these young
men who have demonstrated a
lack of respect for our laws, our
communities, .their parents, and
their families. Our job has been
to do everything we can to help
them become productive citizens
and thereby reduce crime. Our
program is now in serious jeop-
ardy of closing."
The Polk County STAR pro-
gram emphasizes academic and
vocational education; therapeutic
psychological counseling; sub-
stance abuse counseling; mutual
respect for each other, program
staff, and the community; fidelity
to laws and community values;
community service and "service
above self"; personal growth and
development, which includes
faith based initiatives; personal
responsibility; personal integrity;
restorative justice (focusing on
repairing harm done to people
and relationships); and leader-
ship and character training and
Sheriff Judd said this morning
(9/14/07): "The state has a signifi-
cant budget shortfall this year-
over a billion dollars-and our
Continued From Page 1
Warner Southern College is
accredited by the Commission on
Colleges of the Southern Asso-
ciation of Colleges and Schools to
award Associate, Bachelor, and
Masters. Contact the Commission
on Colleges at 1866 .Southern
Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-
4097 or call 404-679-4500 for
questions about the accreditation
of Warner Southern College.
Class of 1997
The planned events for FHS
Class of 1997 will start Friday
evening, Oct. 5 with an Opening
Social at the Recreation Station
located at the Eagle Ridge Mall in
Saturday, Oct. 6 will include
a Service Project in the morning
and a Scavenger Hunt during the
day in Frostproof. Saturday eve-
ning, we will have a Semi-Formal
Dinner/Entertainment at the Lake
Ashton Ballroom in Lake Wales.
(RSVP is required).
Sunday, Oct. 7, is Family Day/
Closing Social which will be host-
ed at the Crumbly residence in
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.
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city recently was awarded"h 6.2
million dollar CIBR grant due to
Mrs. Croley's efforts. She has also
been able to save the city thou-
sands of dollars by improving city
efficiency. No one likes to make
the tough decision of eliminating
jobs but it was evident that cuts
to city staff were necessary and
Mrs. Croley.handled the situation
in a very professional manner.
The positive outcome of these
cutsdid not take long to become
Mrs., Croley is a very well re-
spected person in the cornmmuniti
as evident by being named the
"2006 Women of the Year" by
the Frostproof Chamber of Com-
merce. Her positive and encour-
aging attitude has earned her de-
serving respect from the city staff
as well as the city council. Mrs.
Croley has always handled her-
self in a very professional manner
and her honesty and integrity are
characteristics that are a part of
everything she does. The City of
Frostproof is truly blessed to have
a person like Mrs. Croley serving
program is clearly in danger of
being eliminated What concerns
me most is the growing prob-
lem of violent crime in Florida. If
the _,TAR program i' closed, DJJ
must find serious, no-nonsense
programs for tough juvenile de-
linquents. I certainly hope the
legislature and Governor Crist
will reconsider their current in-
tent, which is to eliminate a great
program which enjoys county-
wide support and changes many
young criminals into productive
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Pinwheels for Peace from Phi Theta Kappa
Polk Community College's installation project, which was the Middle East, Africa and South of us, peace can take on a differ-
Phi Theta Kappa honor society started in 2005 by two art teach- America. ent meaning, but, in the end, it all Communit Links Individual Voices.
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will hold an event on Sept. 21,
on both the Lakeland and Winter
Haven campuses. The students
will take part in an International
art and literacy project known as
Pinwheels for Peace. They will be
"planting" pinwheels with mes-
sages of peace throughout the
Winter Haven and Lakeland cam-
'Pinwheels for Peace' is an art
ers. The developed it as a way
for students to express their feel-
ings about what's going on in the
world and in their lives. It started
out the first year with 500,000
pinwheels spinning in over 1,325
locations throughout the world.
Lastyear, over 1 million pinwheels
were spinning in over 2,350 loca-
tions, including the United States,
Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada,
-PCC student KebeKan KoDerts,
Senator of Scholarship for Phi
Theta Kappa, will be coordinat-
ing the Pinwheels for Peace proj-
ect this year.
This project is non-political
- peace doesn't necessarily have
to be associated with the con-
flict of war, it can be related to
violence/intolerance in our daily
lives, to peace of mind. To each
comes down to a simple uenni-
tion: "a state of calm and seren-
ity, with no anxiety, the absence
of violence, freedom from conflict
or disagreement among people
or groups of people."
For more information, go to
cor or contact Rebekah Roberts
at Rbeckaboo@verizon.net or
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Sheriff's office to dedicate new Lakeland building
in PAIN RELIEF
At 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept.
28, 2007, a dedication ceremony
will be held at the Polk County
Sheriff's Office Northwest Dis-
trict Command, located at 1045
Wedgewood Estates Blvd. in
north Lakeland, honoring Deputy
Sheriff Vernon "Matt" Williams
and his K-9 partner DiOGi. As has
become the tradition at PCSO,
when members are tragically
killed in the line of duty, one of
PCSO's facilities is often named
after those members.
Matt and DiOGi were assigned
to the NW District when they
were gunned down on Sept. 28,
2006. In fact, when the building
was first built, Matt and DiOGi
were at the open house ceremo-
ny Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, wel-
coming agency members, coun-
ty representatives, and members
of the public who came to see
this newest addition to the PCSO
Matt Williams' family will be
there Sept. 28 for the unveiling
of the plaque, which is inscribed
with the following: "This build-
ing is dedicated to the memory
of Deputy Sheriff Vernon "Matt"
Williams and his loyal K-9 partner
DiOGi, September 28, 2007."
Local singer/songwriter Joni
Canova will also be on hand to
donate several compact discs to
the agency containing a song that
she wrote that was inspired by
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Dixie Echoes to
perform at FBC
Spradlen Promotions presents
an evening with The Dixie Echoes
at the First Baptist Church of
Frostproof located at 96 West. B.
Street, Saturday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m.
For Over 45 years, The Dixie
Echoes have been delivering the
good news of the Gospel through
their spiritually uplifting musical
ministry. Although considered to
be one of the pioneer Southern
Gospel groups, the Dixie Echoes
have maintained a refreshing vo-
cal style and a diverse song selec-
tion that appeal to audiences of
all ages. This captivating group of-
fers hope and inspiration as they
share the message of God and his
love for all people during each in-
Since the Dixie Echoes Formed
in 1960 they have released over
fifty albums, and have numerous
top ten singles. In addition to their
long-standing popularity on Gos-
pel music radio station, the Dixie
Echoes have received numerous
awards such as Group of the Year
and Album of the Year from the
Southern Gospel Music Associa-
tion, as well as various Singing
News Fan Awards. Most recently,
they were honored in a Singing
L News report for being one of the
top 10 groups in America to con-
sistently recorded top 40 songs
during a 20- year period.
The Dixie Echoes have per-
formed through out the United
States and Canada at such well-
known venues as the National
Quartet Convention, the Suwan-
nee River Jubilee, Dollywood,
and the Biggest All -Night Sing in
the World at Bonifay, Florida.
The Dixie Echoes also share
their music ministry with church,
fair, and television audiences.
They have appeared on such
Dixie Echoes to perform at
programs as TBN, Gospel Music
Television, and are probably best
remembered for their perfor-
mances on the Gospel Singing Ju-
bilee, which aired in the late 60's
and early 70's.
There is no doubt that the
Dixie Echoes will be sharing the
message of God's word for many
years to come.
Praise Hymn Quartet from
Lakeland will also be performing.
A freewill Love Offering will be
received for the groups. For more
information call Spradlen Promo-
tions at 863-528-1140.
Church on the Ridge
announces yard sale
First Assembly's Church on the
Ridge will be having a yard sale
on Saturday, Sept. 22 beginning
at 8 a.m. on the church grounds
located at 825 County Road
630A. There will be many items
to choose from. Proceeds raised
from the yard sale will be used to
benefit the missions' fund.
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twice this weekend a
Dixie Echoes group
Emmanuel Baptist Fel
announces on Sunday, S
the Dixie Echoes will be
cert at the 10:45 a.m. ser
invite every one to atte
enjoy the music. Come r
God's Family Ass
opens Thrift Sho]
God's Family Assembly
located at 1001 South
Blvd., announces the opt
their Thrift Shoppe. Stor
are Mondays and Satur
a.m.-2 p.m. Registration
Angel Food Ministry pro
All children age 2-grac
invited to join their frie
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
Son going ministry of First Baptist
Church for 28 years and meets in
on Wednesday evenings, begin-
S ning at 6:15 p.m. and ending at 8
i p.m. AWANA runs annually from
Spadlen The First Baptist Church offers
it local the following AWANA programs:
PUGGLES-A new program for
older 2 and younger 3 year olds,
st teaches basic Biblical concepts,
music, puzzles, coloring books,
and take home cards will teach
Ip toddlers God's Word.
llowship CUBBIES-The preschool pro-
Sept. 23 gram where 3-4 year olds will en-
in Con- joy games, music, puppets, crafts,
vice. We and awards all designed to reach
mnd and and train kids.
receive a SPARKS-Kindergarten-second
grade combine learning with fun
to create an atmosphere of excite-
e TRUTH and TRAINING-Grades
ppe 3-6 offers lots of team oriented
'Church games and mission projects to
Clinch make learning fun.
ening of TREK ROAD SIGN SERIES-Mid-
days, 9 dIe school students will enjoy this
for the exciting study as they learn how
)gram is to respond and deal with trials,
temptations, and tough times in
le 8, are
For registration information
contact Diane Cannon at 635-
3603, or stop by the office of First
Baptist church, located at 96 West
Mary B. Groover
Mary B. Groover, 92, of Frost-
proof died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007
at the Groves Center.
Born March 28, 1915 in Frost-
proof; she has been a lifelong res-
ident. She was a homemaker and
formerly worked with her hus-
band in a fruit harvesting busi-
ness. She was a charter member
of the Frostproof Church of God
and enjoyed sewing, cooking and
Mrs. Groover was preceded in
death by her husband, Mack A.
Groover and 2 sons, Billy Mack &
Survivors include her daugh-.
ter, Marjorie B. Garrard of Frost-
proof; sons, Leon W Groover of
Frostproof; Lonnie L. Groover of
Frostproof; brother, Chester Mey-
er of Lake Wales; 12 grandchil-
dren; 25 great-grandchildren and
Visitation was held Friday,
Sept. 14, 2007 at the Frostproof
Church of God with Rev. Carlton
Anderson and Rev. Curtis Arnold
officiating. Interment followed at
the Silver Hill Cemetery.
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cabinet & accessories. $225
or best offer. (239)657-8493
IUNScage, Sunlight wih timer.Nc
$175. or best offer.
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white, 2 yrs old male, friend-
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record $400 (863)697-0465
RING NECK DOVES, (2pr),
normal_ olor mialeq;i:blonde
female. 140 will separate
VATS (3)- 1-210 gal rectangle,
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round. Pre-drilled. $235 will
JACUZZI TUB w/ Hardware.
Never used. $300 or best of-
SEWING MACHINE- Tippman,
leather, all attachments, paid
$3000 sell for $1000
(863)675-3032 after 1 pm
BASS FISHING SOFT PLAS-
TICS- Large assortment,
name brands. $450
BOWLING BALL, ladies, 10
lb., Ayrway Mustang,
tan/gold, marble, exc. cond.
& bag, $40. (863)357-3779
BOWLING BALL, mens, black
Columbia 300, 16 lb., good
cond., w/black bag, $30.
PING PONG TABLE- Good
SURFBOARD, Davc, 7', $200.
AUDIO AMP- P3000.1, good
wafts. $450 or best offer.
SPEAKERS (2). 12 Pioneer,
in free bass, no port box,
ood 0 n,~~~ircond, works great.
SPEAKERS, 4- 2" Punch P2, 8
ohm, $300. Will separate,
MAGNAVOX- 11", Works
great. $25, (863)763-0669
MAGNAVOX TV- 36", color,
like new, used a few times,
RCA XL100 TV- 25", Cable
read antennae & remote.
TOSHIBA, 36", flat screen,
exc. cond., $500.
(302)422-2443 after 6pm
TV, BIG SCREEN, 52" Toshiba,
Works good. Asking $450.
MITRE SAW, RYOBI, electric,
ONAN GENERATOR-elec start,
gas operated, runs good, out
of motor home $200
PRESSURE CLEANER, elec-
tric, $60. (863)763-4100
TABLE SAW, Craftsman, w/ex-
tenders on wheels & other
assorted tools, $600 or best
ROBIN SHED- 12 x 24, galva-
nized, 4 windows, 2 doors.
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units from $22 a month!
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MAGNA, wornen's, like new,
21 spd., 863-531-0093
MOUNTAIN BIKE- Mongoose.
Good condition. $50.
BOOKS- Harlequin & Sil-
houette, 500. $125 will sep-
CONTAINER- 40 ft, steel,
good cond, must sell. $1850
or best offer. (772)260-7633
ALUMINUM ROOF PANS-
r32) 10ft long, asking $200
CHAIN LINK FENCING,
(4 50ft. rolls, 6ft., used,Saecntuto
WINDOWS, vinyl, with frames,
(7) 5x6 & 2) 3x6, $250 for
all. (863)35 -3773
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BABY SWING- Evenflo, Very
good condition. W3.00
BOOSTER SEAT, For tar.
CHANGING TABLE- With 2
wooddr w r~ c bntclor. $65.
CLOTHES, Baby boy 6-9 mo,
Bath tub, Etc, All for $25.
pattern, Starlight, svc. for 8,
as chosen for Whitehouse by
FOR, $1995. (863)467-7718
CRYSTAL DECANTER, Wedge-
wood, with 2 glasses, $150.
HIGHWAYMEN PAINTING: By
Robert Butler. $1500.
ORNAMENTAL SWORDS (7)-
Must be over 18 to pur-
chase. $250 will separate.
PORCELIAN DOLL: By: Dolls
By Pat, Stands 2-3 Ft. Dress
/ urse / blonde / Blue eyes.
$300 neg. (863)467-210
DELL LAPTOP- With carrying
case & printer, scanner, fax
machine. 3 mo. old. $1000.
or best offer. (863)634-2054
DELL P4 Complete. Window
XP, Etc. $149. neg.
PRINTER- HP DeskJet 710C.
Good condition. $15.
BED, oak, twin & small ar-
moire w/nitestand, $350 will
BOOK SHELVES- 3, Beige,
Formica, 30x72, adjustable
shelving. Good cond. $75.
(863)674-0950 Will sep.
811 SUITE, 7 PCs, white, bam-
boo style, dresser, chest, 2
night stands, complete full
bed. $250 (863)467-7659.
COFFEE TABLE & 2 end table
set. Lt wood colonial. $125
neg. Won't divide.
(863)675-4098 Pm's LaBelle
COMPUTER TABLE- On
wheels, Good shape. $20.
COUCH- Lar e, maroon, good-
condition.- PO" or-,besto~offen
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COUCH- Large, Maroon, Good
condition. $20. Call anytime.
DINING ROOM TABLE w/ 4
chairs. Heavy. Sturdy. $100.
DINING TABLE- Oval shaped
w/leaf & 6 padded chairs,
good condition. $75
DINING TABLE, solid, heavy,
dark maple, w/2 leafs & 4
matching chairs, $175 or
best offer. (863)467-0627
DINING TABLE w/6 Matching
Chairs & leaf. Heavy Duty.
Real wood. Caramel finish.
GIRLS FULL SIZE BED- &
matching dresser w/hutch,
good cond, white washed
wood. $400 (863)357-3092
KING SIZE BED- Split box,- 1
PC mattress, excellent condi-
tion. $300 or best offer
LOVESEAT Hide a bed,
grey/ reen, very good condi-
tion, MO4 (863)227-4449
LOVESEAT SLEEPER- Pink,
Excellent condition. $150.
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King Mattress- New T1100
asking $500 (863)357-5754
sized, Green leather, Exc.
cond. Pd $600. asking $250.
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SECTIONAL COUCH- 7', Cush-
ions i godcondition.
White. $300. or~ best offer.
SECTIONAL SOFA- 3pe, great
shape, 7 feet long, 9175
TABLE- Wrought iron, glass
top, w/2 matching chairs.
WOOD DESK- Light blue, 2
PCs. Great for computer or
nail station Exc. cond. $75.
or best offer (863)697-6618
GOLF CART- E-Z Go, Gas wl
durn er. Work horse. Good
conT. $2500 561-762-3309
RIFLE- Howa, model 1500 Cal
270 w/Simmons 3-9x 40
scopes, Like new $825, or
best offer. (863)946-3731
RIFLE SCOPES, (2). BSA
Deerhunter 3, 9x4O & Sim-
mons 8 pt., $100 will sell
sep. (863)885-1172 LaBelle
CROSSBOW WORKOUT MA-
CHINE, Weider, 1 year old.
Paid $700, asking $200 or
best offer. (863)675-0609
TREAD MILL, Pro Form, Fold
up. Estate sale. Works fine.
TEETER POWER 11- Motorized
Inversion table, used very lit-
tle, like new, $800
TREADMILL, Nordic Track
Walk Fit. $35
(863)612-9233 LaBelle ,
WEIGHT SET- $300 For more
BUFFER- 20" drive pad, 2
years old Perfect ondiin
MENS WATCH, 14k~gold nuol'
ge,107 grams. 365-49$50 or-
POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exe cond.
Small turn radius. Nlow
SAFETY BED RAIL- Chrome
plated, Padded, Orig. $85.
Asking $45. (863)467-9447
WHEEL CHAIR, Used only 1x.
4 pronged Cane & Bedside
Commode, Never used.
$300. neg. (863)467-6960
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shams, Southwestern color,
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FEATHERBED, full size, used
3 weeks, $60.
GENERATOR, Elite Series,
5550 wafts, brand new, still
in box, $600 or best offer.
ELECTRIC GUITAR- BC Rich,
Beast Brass City lim ed,
Body Art Coll-Skate the Plan-
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AQUARIUMS- 3, 10 gal. ea.
Includes Stands, Pumps, Fil-
ters, Etc. $0
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CHIHUAHUA/PIT MIX PUP-
PIES- Free to good homes.
CHIHUAHUAS (3)- Males, 2
are reg UKC, $250 neg.
CURR DOG- 8 mo old, Male,
all tan, shots & de wormed.
CURR/BULLDOG MIX- 8 mo
old, Female, shots & de
FERRET, female, 1 yr. old,
TOOL BOX- Snap On, 7 draw-
ers, Cool Blue, Like new,
PLAYSTATION 2- Console
w/all hook-ups, controllers,
32 PS2 & 12 PS1 games.
$350 neg (863)467-6790
VHS TAPES- Between 600 &
700. All in good shape. $500
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Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
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LAWN TRACTOR, Yanmar,
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RIDING LAWN MOWER,
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cut, $500, 863-675-7155
RIDING MOWER- '06 Encore,
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ROTOR TILLER- Sears, Good
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AC COMPRESSER- York, out-
side unit, 6 yrs old, good
shape. $300 (863)675-2348
CENTRAL AIR UNIT, 3 ton,
used. $450 (863)673-0920
MOBILE HOME UNIT, 31/ ton,
2 yrs. old, $800.
ANTIQUE LANE CEDAR
Your HSTchoice N "Bd'codfirm
antique, w/fold down desk,
pigeon holes, lots of storage
$400 neg (863)467-6805
PRINTERS DRAWER, $20
AIR CONDITIONER- Central
package unit, 3 ton York, 07
model, never installed,
DRYER- Energy Efficiency,
Kenmore. Less than a year
old. $400. (863)675-0548
DRYER- New Kenmore 80 Se-
ries, Gas, Used 3 mo., $525
new, Asking $200. or best of-
fer. (863)697-1945 aft 5pm
ELECTRIC RANGE- Maytag,
white, self cleaning, good
shape. $75 (863)675-2348
REFRIGERATOR- Side by
side, 25cu ft, Kenmore,
almd, water/ice in door, runs
great. $275 (863)467-5616
STOVE: Electric, Brand new.
Never used. Paid $650. Ask-
ing $350. (863)634-7905
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WEST FROSTPROOF- 2br,
2ba, fenced yard, unfurn,.
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Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
ALUM BOAT, 13ft., 15hp
Johnson, with roll on trailer,
runs great. $1000 or best of-
ALUM. BOAT- 14', w/galva-
nized trailer. New lights &
35# Trolling motor. $1500.
or best offer. (863)946-3731
BASS BOAT- '80, Champion,
16', 115hp' Merc. eng.,
$3300 of new parts. Must
see! $5000. (863)634-3808
BELL RIDER 15 Ft. w/ 40 hp
Mercury motor & trolling mo-
tor w/ trailer. $2000.
BOAT, 14 Ft., Aluminum,
VHaul w/trailer. No motor.
BOAT, 15 Ft. 6 In., Alumicraft.
60 hp Mercury. Magic tilt
trailer. $4500 or best offer.
BOAT, 1611, with galvanized
trailer, 35hp engine, 'runs
,good, 4 seats, carpeted.
BOAT TRAILER, 14ft., single
axle. $400 (863)528-3235
GHEENOE BOAT-,13 ft, trailer,
15 hp Evinrude, troll & mo-
tor, live well, fishing mach.
KAYAK, 16', Hydra Sea Run-
ner, poly, $50.
GLASS STREAM BASS BOAT
'89- Good cond, like new trlr,
80hp Johnson, needs starter.
$1200 neg (863)673-0546
JON BOAT, 16 Ft., $200 or
best offer. (863)467-4497
JON BOAT- 17ft on '01 boat
trailer, 60 hp Evinrude motor,
'02 elect trolling motor.
LOWE PONTOON BOAT '84-
21 ft, 40 hp Johnson & trail-
er. $2500 (863)763-3551:
MONARK 16'- Bass boat,
60hp Mere, galv trir, new Bi-
mini top, depth finder, steer-
ing, $2800 (772)878-2598
TRACKER PONTOON BOAT
'88- 20 ft, w/70 hp Johnson,
no trailer, runs good. $1500
TRI HULL, 16', fiberglass &
trailer, 60hp Evinrude mtr.,
w/troll. mtr. & fish locator,
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GMC,CAMPER VAN '86- Hight
top, Mechanically restored,
Receipts, $2500. or trade for
auto (561)254-7458 Clewist.
JAYCO CAMPER '89- Limited
Edition, 29 ft, complete.
$2500 or best offer.
POP UP CAMPER, 1999 Cole-
man, 13 Ft. 3 In. Long.
$1500 Firm. (239)657-8549
POP-UP CAMPER- '91, Sleeps
6, Cold A/C, Bathroom, Can-
vas & all in good condition.
$3500. Neg. (863)697-1206
TAIL GATE: For 5th wheel,
alum louver, fits full size
Chevy/GMC. Cost $450 new
Asking $300. 863-697-9704
GHEENOE: 15'4", new seats
Patrolling motor, trailer, 5hp
Nissan 4 stroke outboard.
$1450 neg (863)697-9704
LIFE VESTS- Stearns,jValued
at $370. Asking $175. for all.
Or will separate.
OUTBOARD MOTOR- 14.1 HFP
Runs good. $300.
HARLEY DAVIDSON SPORTS-
TER '88- Runs great, selling
due to health. $3000 Call
(727)457-3699 Ft Basinger -
HONDA 250 REBEL '96 1
owner, very clean, 4600
miles. $1995 or best offer.
Mc's- 110cc Super Bike 4/spd
4 stroke, Beta 50cc Racing
Dirt Bike, MicroBike 50cc 2
stroke. $1300. (863)801-1745
SUZUKI KATANA 600F '94-
Runs great! $2000 or best
offer. (863)228-5044 any-
SUZUKI RM250 '05: Dirt bike.
Mint condition, runs good.
$2500. Neg. (863)261-4633
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FOUR WHEELER: HONDA
2003 450 ES, 4x4, $3500.
GO CART- With 3 hp engine.
All it needs is a sprocket &
chain. $50 (863)763-4209
HONDA 300 EX '02- Perfor-
mance package, good condi-
tion. $2000 (828)371-5412
Port LaBelle area
HONDA RECON 4 WHEELER-
'03, 250cc Green, Excel-
lent shape. $1900.
JEEP BUGGY, 4 cyl Willys, 31"
military tires, 20ft. trailer &
ramp. $2500 or best offer.
YAMAHA GRIZZLY 660 '02-
ITP tires & rims, winch, new
brakes, just serviced, $4000
SUNLITE, '97, 21', with new
roof put on in '05, $4800 or
best offer. (863)528-2810
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
BUICK CENTURY, '95, 4 dr., 61
cyl, white, needs office tube
for a/c, good shape; $1600.
CHEVY NOVA '74- 4 door
w/out engine and trans, good
for parts. $300
CROWN VICTORIA '81- 5.0
(302) engine, runs good,
gray. $800 or best offer.
FORD F250 '86- 4x4, asking
FORD TAURUS '05- 16k mis,
CD, cruise, spoiler, air bags,
etc. Excellent condition, still
under warranty. $10,800
GLHS. DODGE CARROLL
SHELBY DAYTONA- '87, #
car 632 of 1000 made.
HONDA ACCORD '95, 4 doors,
auto, runs great. $3500
HONDA CIVIC- '96, 2 dr, Tilt,
Full power, New'tires; 87K
orig. mi. Runs good. $3500.
(863)467-3070 or 697-6670
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '77-
All original, a/c, pw, pl, runs
good, needs roof repair.
LINCOLN TOWNCAR 1991,
92K mis. Runs great. Cold
NC. $2499. Firm.
MERCURY MARQUIS 1985,
Runs good. Ice cold A/C.
$900 or best offer.
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE '93-17"
Moma's, runs good. $1500
NISSAN 200SX '95- In really
good condition in/out. Have
2 autos, must sell one!
$2100. (863)357-0037 Okee
SWE BUY JUNK CARS
7 days a week
CHEVY '48 Must sell! $2500
FIAT X19'S '79 & '81- Restore
or parts cars. Both $400 or
best offer. (772)283-1368
FORD AIRLINE 500- '65, 2
door hardtop. $1000. or best
JEEP WRANGLER, '95, 4 cyl.,
5 spd., 4x4, 4" suspension
lift, 156k mi., a/c, cd,
CHROME RIMS 22" W/TIRES
Set (4), fits Trailblazers/En-
voys. $800. 863-634-5888
For '05 & up Mustang GT,
used 1 month, good shape.
S$200 (863)467-6790 Iv msg
JEEP HARDTOP & 2 full steel
doos, fits '87-'95 Wrangler
YJ, $500. (863)233-3782 ,
MOTOR, Honda, side 'shaft,
PICK UP TRUCK CAP- White
aluminum from 6 1/2 ft Da-
kota. $150 (863)675-5929
REAR CARGO COVER, For '99
'04 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
TIRES & RIMS- For a 4 wheel-
er, brand new, never been
used. $250 for all 4:
TIRES- 2 Continental
225/50ZR 16 02W. 80%
tread. Made in Germany $90.
TRIUMPH MC PARTS- Motor,
Carbs. & more. $800. or will
CHEVY S10 1986, Ext. Cab,
Runs good w/toolbox. Needs
a little cosmetic repair. $500.
FORD F150- '86, Side bins,
new tires. Runs excellent.
CHEVY SILVERADO '87- 1
owner, very clean, every-
thing works. $3995
DODGE 2500- '86, 4x4, Flat-
bed, 17-40 Ground Hog
tires, Hunt truck $1200. Firm
DODGE RAM 1500- '96, Re-
built motor & trans. H/D sus-
pension/Tow pkg. $3500. or
est offer. (863)801-1745
FORD F-350 DUALLY'87- 460
motor, 5 spd trans, new
.. paint, good cond, runs great.
$3500 neg (863)228-5044
FORD F350 XLT- '97, 4 dr,
Dually diesel, with cap &
FORD RANGER' '92, 4 cyl.,
$1000 or best offer.
SUZUKI SIDE KICK 1994, Very
clean. Everything works.
$1800. (863)674-0109 La-
UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 7'x18',
dbl. side by side doors In
back & side door, $3500.
BOX TRAILER- 6x6x10,
w/shelving, Top ladder rack.
.Excellent condition. $2100.
CAR HAULER- asking $1000
firm (863)763-345. '
UTILITY TRAILER- 8' x 18' en-
closed, tandem wheels, side
door, rear overhead door.
CHEVY CONVERSION VAN
'95- Needs fuel pump. $600
CHEVY LUMINA 1994, $1000.
(863)763-2352 Leave mes-
CHEVY VAN, 1991 3/4 ton,
cold a c. new paint & tires,
'2Q000 or best offer.
DODGE VAN- '96- w/side win-
dows; good condition,
GRAND VOYAGER VAN- '90,
May be seen at Eds Auto Ser-
vice across from Golden Corral
$1200. Neg. 863-697-9614
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Pastors! -.Wendell and Thel'ma
Gandy '* V
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.Earlv Worship.
Ser\ ice, 9:45A 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 Eveningi 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, Sunday School; 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service Sunday, 10:15
a.m., nursery available, Sunday
evening service 6 p.m. Youth Fel-
lowship and Bible study Wednes-
day evenings at 7 p.m. For more
information call 863-635-2702.
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-
prdof, 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.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Morn-
ing Worship Service, 11 a.m. For
more information call 635-3955.
First United Methodist
Church of Frostproof
James C. Isaacson, Pastor
First United Methodist Church
of Frostproof, 150 Devane St.,
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Tradi-
tional Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
SFor 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-
ship 6 p.m., For more information
What's happening around Polk
Heart Walk scheduled
for Sept. 22
More than 2,000 Polk County
residents are expected to attend
this year's Polk Start! Heart Walk
on Saturday, Sept. 22, beginning
at 7:30 a.m. at IMC Agrico Park in
Bartow. The Start!. Heart Walk is
a three-mile walk benefiting the
American Heart Association's life-
saving research, education and
community programs. As the sig-
nature fundraising event for the
American Heart Association, the
Start! Heart Walk promotes physi-
cal activity and heart-healthy living
in a fun family environment. For
more information or to register,
call 866-473-1581 or-visit www.
Sponsors: The Start! Heart
Walk is presented locally by Sub-
way. Other sponsors include Wat-
son Clinic LLC, GEICO, Winter
Haven Hospital and Enterprise
Rent-a-Car. Media sponsors in-
clude WPCV-FM 97.5, WONN-AM
1230, WLKF-AM 1430, WWRZ-FM
98.3, Bright House Networks and
The Ledger. Subway restaurants,
Healthy Choice and AstraZeneca
sponsor the Start! Heart Walk na-
Inaugural "Ride for a
Reason Poker Run"
On Saturday Sept. 29, 2007,
Polk County Leisure Services
will host its inaugural Ride for a
Reason Poker Run to benefit All
Children's Hospital. The event
will start at 9 a.m. at CC Riders
in Lakeland, stop at X-Tech and
Ridge Harley Davidson in Win-
ter Haven and Honda of Winter
Haven before arriving at the final
destination, Cherry Pocket in Lake:
Wales at 2:30 p.m.
Registration. forms are avail-
able at the Leisure Services office
or the Leisure Services website.
Registration on the day of the
event re will cost $20 for a single
rider or $30 for a rider and pas-
senger. Additional hands cost $5
and additional t-shirts can be pur-
chased for $10. In addition to the
prize for best hand, a raffle will be
held for other prizes.
For more information, contact
Polk County Leisure Services at
(863) 534-4340 or visit the web-
Plant City to
celebrate Bike Fest
The Fifth Anniversary of Plant
City Bike Fest begins on Satur-
day, Oct. 6, 2007 from 5 p.m. to
10 p.m. in the streets of historic
downtown Plant City, Fla., near
the Plant City Train Depot will
roar from motorcycles as historic
downtown Plant City becomes a
two-wheeler's paradise for more
than 20,000 spectators.
Avid motorcycle enthusiasts
and amateurs alike can enjoy
'contests, food, games, and much
more during this fifth anniversary
event. A Lynard Skynard tribute
band, Big Deal & Nuthin Fancy,
will be rockiri'the night away as
folks admire thousands of motor-
cycles and watch demonstrations
by the Plant City Police Depart-
ment's motorcycle squadron.
Admission is free and free
parking is available on surround-
ing streets. Contact the Greater
Plant City Chamber of Commerce
at 813-754-3707 or log on to www.
Trek Ten Trails
Experience the wide range of
trails that Polk County has to of-
fer. Trek Ten Trails will launch
on Oct. 6, 2007 from 9 a.m. till
noon at the Fort Fraser Trailhead
in Highland City. The kick-off cel-
ebration will feature exhibitors
and vendors with free informa-
tion and demonstrations on trail
safety, geocaching, health-related
topics, how to custom-make a
hiking stick and more. Trek Ten
Trails will feature ten trails for
trekking between October 2007
and the finale in Sept. 2008. The
trails include geocaches which
can be located with or without
a GPS unit! This fun event for
the whole family is sponsored by
the Friends of the Parks Founda-
tion, Central Florida Visitors and
Convention Bureau, Polk Outpost
27, Polk County Board of County
Commissioners, TECO Tampa
Electric, Florida Geocaching As-
sociation and Verizon Wireless.
Register early by Sept. 26 and
receive a VIP invitation to the
Oct. 6 kick-off celebration and a
chance to win one of several GPS
units to be awarded. Ifyou are un-
able to attend the kick-off event,
CELEBRATE NATURE PASSPORT.
JOURNALS will be available be-
ginning October 6 at Polk Outpost
27, Central Florida's Interactive
Visitor Information Center locat-
ed on Highway 27, /2 mile south
of 1-4, Exit 55. To preview the
TREK TEN TRAILS program and
register for the Oct. 6 event, visit
the Friends website: http://www.
Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranch in business for 50 years
The Florida Sheriffs Youth
Ranches is on the verge of mak-
'ing history. This year, Florida's
charity is celebrating 50 years of
dedicated service to children and
families throughout the state.
While recognizing 50 years of
achievement, the Youth Ranches
will reach another amazing mile-
stone. By the end of the year, the
organization will have served over
100,000 children since it began in
1957, when two sheriffs founded
the first "Boys Ranch" located
along the Suwannee River in Live
Oak. Today, the Youth Ranches
consists of four residential facili-
ties and two camps, serving all 67
counties in Florida.
The main purpose of the
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches is
to provide a positive and healthy
living environment for at-risk boys
and girls. Children come to the
Youth Ranches from a. variety of
backgrounds. Some have been
neglected or abused; others might
struggle' socially and academi-
cally. Regardless of their past, the
Youth Ranches provides hope for
their future. Unlike correctional
institutions (such as boot camps),
this organization serves a differ-
ent type of kid in a different way.
The Youth Ranches reaches out
to "good" kids who come from
"bad".situations, like Josh.
Josh came from an abusive
home. At. the age of 12, he ran
away only to find himself home-
less and alone. After turning him-
self in to a local church, Josh was
invited to live at the Boys Ranch in
Live Oak. At the.first sight of the
Ranch, Josh had found a home.
Not only did the Ranch offer him
three meals a day and a warm
bed to sleep in, neither of which
he had in quite a while, but Josh
was given the chance to attend
school, develop hobbies and tal-
ents, while pursuing his goals.
Josh maintained a 3.0 grade point
average throughout high school,
and had the honor of being elect-
ed Homecoming King. This fall
Josh began his first semester of
college with solid goals and a plan
For 50 years the Florida Sheriffs
Youth Ranches has helped thou-
sands of kids just like Josh. Since
1957, generous sheriffs, donors,
and citizens have come together
to offer hope and a chance for suc-
cess. This year, the Youth Ranches
will celebrate its 50 Year Anniver-
sary through a broad range of
events all across the state, includ-
ing the signature Annual Boys
Ranch Open House in Live Oak,
Saturday, Oct. 6. For more infor-
mation call 1-800-765-3797 or visit
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Several attend Grant Writing Class
Veronica Chesbrough, Grants
S' and Contracts Manager for Tampa
S -h Lighthouse for the Blind, present-
ed Grant Writing 102 to a class
of 30 at the Polk Grants Alliance
.Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13,.
i at the Bartow Public Library. The
Class was offered free and indud-
Peda review of proposal require-
ments and approaches to writ-
ing a needs statement. The next
i ~- meeting is scheduled for Thurs-
.,.i ,. day,'Oct: 11, from 9 11a.m. at,
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Polk Grant Alliance has full house for Grant Writing Class. The Polk Grants Alliance jis a
Polk County Public Schools Updates
A public hearing to consider
changes to the Special Program
and Procedures Manual will be
held during the previously an-
nounced school board meeting
of Tuesday, Sept. 25. This public
hearing will immediately follow
a previously announced public.
hearing concerning the area of
information systems and technol-
ogy. Both public hearings will be-
gin no earlier than 2 p.m. in the
consortium, of grant writers, as-
piring grant writers and others
involved in making non-profit or-
ganizations successful in funding
'their activities. Monthly meetings
'provide a forum for group discus-
sion and opportunities to build
networks. Membership is $12 a
year and has many benefits in ad-
dition 'to the programs. For more
information about Polk Grants Al-
liance, please call Marsha West at
(863) 285-6600 or Charlene Law-
son at f8t;.' 638-7609.
auditorium of the district adminis- .l c
trative office. Information regard- y cout
ing the.Special Program and Pro-
cedures Manual public hearing is 'i i iStration
available from Nancy Woolcock,,': g A a iA 1
assistant superintendent of learh-
ing support, (863) 534-0931. Coming up Tuesday, Sept. 25
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Health network benefits consumers
TALLAHASSEE Florida De-
partment of Health (DOH) and
Smart Growth Network officials
announced DOH as the first pub-
lic health partner in the Smart
Growth Network. The Network,
formed in 1996, is a response to
increasing community interest in
developing communities able to
boost the economy, protect the
environment and improve com-
munity life. The Network is sup-
ported by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (USEPA) and
partners include a variety of pub-
lic and private agencies.
"Communities must b,e de-
signed to encourage walking,
biking, social interaction, prevent
traffic injuries,'and' offer health-
ful services in near proximity,"
State Surgeon General Ana M.
Viamonte Ros, M.D., M.P.H. said.
"In Florida this issue hits close to
home because of our growing
population over the age of 65,
estimated to double by the year
2020. We have to plan ahead, use
resources wisely, and have alter-
Motor vehicle traffic in Florida
has continued to rise, while the
number of trips people take on
foot has dropped by 42 percent in
the last 20 years, with 54 percent.
of all trips under a half mile being
+ made in vehicles. The Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention
recently reported 60 percent of
Florida adults are overweight or
obese, 26 percent of Florida high-
school students are overweight or
at risk of.becoming overweight,
and 28 percent of low-income
children between 2 and 5 years of
age in Florida are overweight or
at risk of becoming overweight.
The Florida Department of
Health is encouraging Floridians
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emientary the Cub Scouts will be
Signing on new members forthe
to support land use decisions that -qualit of life for future popula- If you are a young man who,
improve the public health. tions. likes to go camping, fishing, and
The Smart Growth Network. Provide a variety ranspo- learn about the outdoors stop by
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Farmers reduce phosphorus levels
WEST PALM BEACH De-
spite back-to-back hurricanes in
2004 and 2005 and an 18-month
record regional water shortage,
the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) Sept. 13
confirmed that agricultural op-
erations achieved an 18-percent
reduction in the amount of phos-
phorus leaving the Everglades Ag-
ricultural Area for the 2007 water
year. Best management practices
(BMPs) by farmers prevented 32
metric tons of phosphorus from
entering the regional canal sys-
tem, which sends water into the
Everglades, during the monitoring
period from May 1, 2006 to April
30, 2007. Over the past 12 years,
the BMP program kept 1,767 met-
ric tons of phosphorus out of the
In cooperation with the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, local landowners are imple-
menting the BMP program in the
Everglades Agricultural Area, the
500,000-acre farming region south
of Lake Okeechobee. BMPs are
improvements in farming meth-
ods with the goal of enhancing
water quality and reducing envi-
ronmental harm. The most com-
monly used BMPs are improved
fertilizer application, improved
storm water pumping practices
and erosion controls to prevent
A life-essential nutrient, phos-
phorus is a common ingredient
in fertilizer and in the Everglades
Agricultural Area's muck soils.
When carried in storm water run-
off, however; excess phosphorus .practices, water leaving the Ever- ,
can impact the Everglades ecosys- glades Agricultural Area receives
tem to the south. additional treatment in one of sev-
The.BMP program mandated eral Storm water Treatment Areas
by Florida's Everglades Forever (STAs) before entering the Ever-
Act stipulates that the amount glades. These constructed wet-
of phosphorus leaving the Ever-, lands are filled with native vegeta-
glades Agricultural Area must be tionanduse"green" technologyto
reduced by 25 percent in at least, further reduce phosphorus levels.
One year out of each consecutive The District converted more than
three-year period. Although this: 41,000 acres of land south of Lake
water year's reduction is lower Okeechobee to STAs and 1will add
than the annual requirement, the another 18,000 acres of treatment
EAA remains in compliance with by 2010. STA expansion is part of
the Act, having achieved annual the state's Acceler8 initiative to ex-
reductions ranging from 34 to 73 pedite critical restoration projects,
percent iri each of the previous, providing for environmental berr-
11 years. An average phospho- efits as soon as possible. Details
rus load reduction of more than of these projects are available at
40 percent was achIieved for the o ese projects are avaible at
most recent three-year period vww.everg ladesnow.org .
from 20-2007. The average re- The results frotn later ear
.from 2005-2007. The: averagenre- 2007, which included the height of
duction from the imrplementatior -
of BMPs over the program's 12-,. the 2006-2007 drought, show less
year history is 50 percent, twice phosphorus 'as remo ed over
.the amount required by law this monitoring period than in
"South Florida's growers have: previous periods. Water managers
worked cooperatively to imple- believe sediments released from
ment sound, environmentally re- the bottom of. Lake Okeechobee,
sponsible farming practices that duringg the two active hurricane
have set the standard for the rest seasons of 2004 and 2005, fol.
of the state," said Eric Buermann, 'lwed by lower-than-normal.wa-
SFWMD Governing Board Chair- ter levels during 'the drought -of.
man. "Reducing phosphorus 2006-2007, likely contributed to
loads is critical to protecting and increased concentrations of phos-
restoring America's Everglades. phorus and other nutrients in ya-
We are determined to continue ter flowing from the lake 'to'the
the work to help farmers meet Everglades Agricultural Area for.
and exceed the target reduction irrigation. Absent these extreme
next year and continue to improve conditions, continued implemen-
and better protect our natural en- station of BMPsis expected to yield
vironment." higher phosphorus reductions in
Together with best farming future non-drought years.
FWC postpones vote on manatee plan
The Florida Fish and Wild-
life Conservation Commission
(FWC) postponed a decision
last week to adopt a new man-
agement plan and two rules to
reclassify manatees from endan-
gered to threatened.
Commissioners had planned
to take final action on the propos-
als during their Sept. 12 session,
but Gov. Charlie Crist, in a Sept. 10
letter to FWC Chairman Rodney.
Barreto, asked for the postpone-
ment. Crist expressed concern
that three FWC commissioners
have just begun their terms and
may need more time to.evaluate
"We'll get with the governor
and address his concerns," Mr.
New commissioners Dwight
Stephenson, Ron Bergeron and
Kenneth Wright said they will
make every effort to be prepared
to vote on the issue by the FWC's
December meeting in Key Largo.
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