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End of an era
Junior North hanging up his barber scissors


By GEOREGE FRANICEVIC
NEWS CORRESPONDENT
In 1925 on Wall Street in downtown Frostproof,
Frank and Vera Thompson constructed the Ramon
Theater right next to their 1916 creation, the Thomp-
son Building.
The theater was named after their son, Ramon.
And it was Ramon's paintings that hung on the walls.
The state-of-the-art vaudeville theater was built for
both movies and stage presentations. It had dress-
ing rooms, an orchestra pit, moving backdrops and
catwalks.
There was one other remarkable thing about the
Ramon Building, James "Jake" Wise's barbershop,
where in the early 1930's John "Junior" North got his
first haircut.
Little did Junior know at that time, he just had a
brush with his future.
That first trip to the barbershop, usually with your
father, was an experience to remember. The bar-
bershop was a place of unique aromas, mechanical
chairs that raised, lowered and spun around. And
those buzzing clippers. Things of the sort that would
entice a young mind.
As you grew older, it became a meeting place where
the men folk came to argue politics and sports, read
magazines, play checkers, rib each other, and get
things off their minds. Things that were best dis-
cussed with other men.
And then there's the barber himself, who always
had interesting stories and was there to moderate,
officiate, and stimulate. If necessary he was also there
to lay down the law.
Jake, and his partner Issac "Ike" Pollard, and John
"Junior" North were just such men. Respected in the
community and amongst their peers. Jake was said to
be able to cut three heads of hair in four minutes, all
the time bantering with the customers; and Ike and
Junior, who were no slouches when it came to trim-


ming a head of hair.
When Ike's son was ready to join the business, Ike
and Jake parted company. Jake stayed in the Ramon
building location and Ike and his son opened a
barbershop around the corner, where the Frostproof
Care Center is currently located.
Junior worked for Jake, up until the time Jake
passed away in 1962, after which Junior purchased
the business from the Wise family. He then owned the
place where he got his first haircut. Almost 50 years
later, Junior's retiring and the barbershop's closing
down.
Junior looks back with few regrets.
He smiles and says, "I've had a good life. I enjoyed
coming to work and talking to people. I've tried to live
a healthy life." To this day Junior neither partakes of
alcoholic beverages, or smokes.
He does have one indulgence. About 4 p.m. every
day he has an ice cold Pepsi (sugar free), and as for
the regrets, there is that one. He still remembers long
ago, "a young love he let slip through his fingers, and
that one magical day when they danced and danced
the hours away."
When Junior was in his 70s, he was asked "if he was
thinking of slowing down."
Junior replied, "I'll be barbering from my coffin. I'll
just say, lean a little closer, I can't reach you."
But now that Junior's well into his 80s, he's decided
it's about time to slow down and smell the flowers.
"Sit back and enjoy life."
Junior still believes that "the barbershop is an in-
stitution that should be carried on," but he's ready to
pass the torch.
Jerry Riner, a Frostproof resident, probably ex-
pressed it best when speaking to a reporter after the
9-11. He advised that he "loves little Frostproof and
its quiet past." And that "There's something reassur-
ing about walking into a barbershop on Wall Street
that's been open for about 80 years and getting a trim
from Junior North, who's been there for 44 of those."


PHOTO BY RAY LYNN DEASE
After decades of cutting hair in Frostproof, Junior North is
hanging up the blades.
"He was the first guy to cut my hair when I was
four years old," said Riner. "He's the first guy to cut
my son's hair." Wesley Wise advised that the Chamber
of Commerce "was hoping to find a replacement for
North's Barbershop, but at the same time they were
not excluding other businesses that may want to
lease the space."
(Special thanks to the ladies at the Frostproof His-
torical Museum for their help in researching various
facts for this article.)


Project Graduation ramping up again

With the start of a new school year comes one other cer-
tainty: The start of another round of fund-raising for Frost-
proof's annual Project Graduation event.
One of last year's organizers, Debra Norris, said the 2010
event was a success thanks to the participation and support
of so many individuals and businesses in the Frostproof
area.
"The committee would like to express a huge thank you to "
all parents, volunteers and supporters for helping us reach W" I .
our goal," Norris noted. "' ".
The event each year has to raise in the neighborhood 'j
of $20,000, which means a school-year of fundraising and '
sponsor solicitations. '
In the end, the effort paid off. -" B"
"Every 2011 senior received a grad t-shirt and graduation
DVD," Norris noted. Of course, the grand event was an all Before setting sail, the group had a pizza party in Clearwater. Before
leaving the boat, they were treated to a breakfast buffet. Because of
GRAD I116A fund raising efforts, there was no cost to any graduate.


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Frostproof's Hometown News for more than 85 years


City gearing up

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sale event
Now is the time to mark your
calendars for a great day of shop-
ping and stopping to enjoy the views
along the Ridge Scenic Highway
(State Road 17) from Frostproof to
Haines City.
If you have too much clutter and
want to clear out some closets or the
garage, now is a great time to start
getting it all ready to sell.
Now in its fourth year, the 39-Mile
Yard Sale will be held on Saturday,
Nov. 5, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and prom-


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an Welcome to your community calendar
San jf If you would like to see your event listed on this page,
we can make it happen. Contact us at 863-676-3467.


Friday, Sept. 23
Football Game
The Frostproof Bulldogs are on the
road against Mulberry. Kick off is at 7
p.m.


Saturday, Sept. 24
Heart Assn. Fund Raiser
There will be a "Yard Sale" 8 a.m.-
noon at O'Hara's Restoration in down-
town Frostproof. All money goes to
the American Heart Association. The
Frostproof Office of Citizens Bank and
Trust is raising money for this great
cause.
Splash Bash
The Family Life Church's Kid's World
(children's department) will host a
Back to School Bash from 11 a.m.-
2 p.m. The event will be held at the
new Family Life Church property, 139


Bulldog Way, just south of the Frost-
proof Middle Senior High School. Ages
K-5th grade are invited to attend with
parents. Huge water slides, and super
soakers will be set up. Free hot dogs,
drinks, snow cones, cotton candy and
other yummy treats will be given away.
There will be a pie eating contest and
games to play. Lots of fun for everyone!
Kids should bring towels. Parents may
want to bring a comfy folding chair.
Contact Family Life Church at 863-635-
1927 for more information.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
Family Financial Fitness
The class will begin with dinner at
5:30 p.m. at the Frostproof Care Center.
The class will be from 6-8 p.m. Children
are welcome to come to the dinner and
class, there will be special fun activities
for them to learn to save money! There
will be giveaways such as foods and gift
cards. Cost is free for qualifying Polk,
Highlands and Hardee families. RSVP


soon to save a spot by calling 635-5555. Ford Motor Company will donate
money to the cheerleaders for every
Saturday Oct. 8 free test drive taken. Many different
makes and models available including
Cheerleading fundraiser trucks. Hamburger dinners will also be
Ford Drive One 4 UR School Event on sale during the drive event for $5
(Weikert Ford) to benefit FHS cheer- (hamburger, chips and drink).
leaders from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at FHS.

Geddy the Gecko coming soon


This is something the Frostproof
community won't want to miss. Geddy
the Gecko, nationally performed by
John Mallory, family and child enter-
tainer, is coming to First Baptist Church
of Frostproof on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 6
p.m. The event is free and seating is
limited, but donations are accepted at
the door.
Mallory has performed full time since
1995, has been in costume four times
in front of 38 million viewers on Simon
Cowell's NBC TV show.
He has appeared at the Billy Graham


Crusades, performed live on Regis
Filbin, and also performed in national
Christian music festivals, including Sky
Angel TV.
Twice he has been featured in People
magazine.
His career has carried him through-
out 40 states, as well as Puerto Rico and
Costa Rico.
For additional information, please
call Diane Cannon at (863) 635-3603.
The church is located at 96 West B
Street in Frostproof.


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VIEWPOINT



Check it out: Cancer screen can save lives


After a routine checkup four years ago,
Florida State's Hall of Fame football coach
Bobby Bowden discovered he had prostate
cancer. He received treatment and told only
a small family circle about it.
Then, this happened: Nothing.
There was no public impact on this very
public figure. He just went about his busi-
ness. His condition was not obvious; his
assistant coaches and players knew noth-
ing about it. Only last week, during Prostate
Cancer Awareness Month, did Bowden make
a splash with an announcement.
"I felt good; I was active; I never have done
anything if my doctor hadn't called after
my blood tests. The big thing I learned was,
don't ignore it and dont be afraid to talk
about it," he said.
Bowden is talking about it now as a paid
consultant for a prostate cancer awareness
organization. He joins other sports figures
and coaches who are trying to reinforce the
essential message that realmen don't ignore
the very real possibility that they may be
afflicted with prostate cancer at some point
later in their lives. Live long enough and it


OUR VIEWPOINT
becomes an increasing possibility.
Bowden's message is one that should
resonate with our aging population in Flor-
ida. One in six American men will develop
prostate cancer, and one in 36 will die from
the disease. The American Cancer Society
estimates more than 240,000 men will be
diagnosed with the disease this year; nearly
34,000 will die as a result.
Here's how Bowden put it in perspective
last week: "That's pretty dad-gummed heavy
numbers, kind of like women breast can-
cer."
The good news is that prostate cancer is
a very treatable disease: Well over 2 million
Americans right now are prostate cancer
survivors. The key, though, is early detection.
The first step is for men to talk to consult
with a doctor during an annual checkup to
determine whether prostate specific tests
are appropriate. Prostate cancer commonly
develops during middle age. Men are ad-
vised to get a checkup at 45. However, any


earlier difficulties with urination or impo-
tence may be warning signs. Family history
also matters, so men should be wary if any
family members have had the disease. Pros-
tate cancer is also more prevalent among
African-American men. Earlier checkups
are recommended for those in higher-risk
categories.
As with any cancer, earlier detection helps.
Again, consult a doctor, but remember also
that the incidence of prostate cancer rises
significantly after age 50. Anyone over 65
who hasn't been tested or checked out by
a doctor is ignoring reality. Prostate cancer
is detected in roughly four of five men who
reach age 80.
The reality is that prostate cancer can
be treated and beaten through a variety of
methods. Many men continue to maintain
their quality of life after treatment. But the
key is early detection. See a doctor. Get
screened. Get treatment if necessary. Live
long and prosper.
Just take it from Coach Bowden: "If you get
it early you can get it. If you wait too tate, it's
too late."


Government can be the problem


Throughout my newspaper career,
readers often told me how much power
the press has.
My heartfelt response:
"Yes, we have a lot of power. Most of it
is the power to do harm; our power to
do good is much more limited." I wish
it were not so, but it is.
Through malice, or more often,
simple carelessness, it is easy to hurt
feelings, damage reputations, or create
needless public apprehension.
Making good things happen is more
difficult.
Through editorial leadership both
reporting the news and making com-
ments on the editorial page it is pos-
sible to make a few good things happen,
and a little easier to stop bad ideas in
their tracks.
(To judge the accuracy or merits of
these efforts, listen to what critics have
to say. Legitimate critics will cite errors
in facts or logic; people who realize they
are in the wrong and have been caught
and exposed will simply implore you to
ignore what they call "foolishness" or
"misinformation.")
It is far more difficult for a newspaper
to identify a need, propose a solution,
and spur the "powers that be" to imple-
ment that solution.
In that regard, newspapers have
much less power than the public and
the press itself-- often believes.
I have long believed that the federal
government, particularly in its influ-
ence over the economy, is in a similar
situation. It can do and often does more
harm than good.


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S.L. Frisbie




S.L. Frisbie can be contacted at
slfrisbie@polkcountydemocrat.com


In 45 years of newspaper ownership
and management, I experienced far
more instances in which government
hindered economic success than when
it actually helped.
One of the most dramatic: when
a business reaches a certain level of
employment (20, unless the law has
changed) a company's private health
insurance plan becomes the primary
payer for employees who are covered by
Medicare.
For quite a number of years, we had
at least two older employees on Medi-
care who had large medical bills. We
kept an employment cap of 19, because
if we added a 20th employee, their
medical expenses would be assessed
against our experience factor, and our
costs would have risen dramatically.
As a result, we quit hiring part-time
employees, and rarely hired inexperi-
enced young people fresh out of high
school. We had to "reserve" our staff
positions for full-time, experienced
employees in order to stay at 19 jobs on
the payroll.
As government tries, with little suc-
cess, to bring the nation out of the


Great Recession, it often does more
harm than good.
It spent trillions of dollars to rescue
mega-banks, auto manufacturers, and
other economic giants deemed "too big
to fail," while smaller enterprises were
unable to survive, or were able to do so
only by laying off employees, often for
the first time in their history.
Government loaned more than half a
billion dollars to Solyndra, a California
energy firm with close ties to the White
House, and reacted with little more
than a shrug a few days ago when it
went belly up.


Oops.
Well, it was only $535 million.


At the same time, President Obama
demands that Congress fund his $447
billion jobs program immediately. No
time to ask questions.
And after rushing into the "stimulus,"
the subsidy of Solyndra, and Obam-
acare, all without adequate study or de-
bate, Congress ponders how to respond
to Obama's call to pass his jobs plan
immediately, without the due diligence

FRISBIE |SA


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The Inquiring Photographer


With unemployment not getting worse in last week's


numbers, do you see the economy as getting better?


... "I don't think the
economy is improving.
It's very slow and it's
a shame. I hope it will
improve soon. It's hard
in this state and it looks
like it's hard all over the
country."


Ivanhoe Craney
Bartow


... "No. I just don't see
any improvement. I see
businesses closing down
and I see a lot of new
businesses closing down
too."



Chandra Washington
Bartow


Diane Schmelz
South Lakeland


... "I work at
Guardian Ad Litem in
Bartow and I can tell
it's definitely getting
worse. We see a dip
with volunteers and the
people who come here
can't even afford to get
gas. Retired people are
moving away to live
with their kids to help
them with their kids."


Perry's nomination depends on ability to beat Obama


You could tell Rick Perry was going
to be a big problem for Mitt Romney
as soon as the Texas governor started
blowing him kisses. Asked a ques-
tion on his first campaign leg about a
Romney talking point, Perry brushed it
off with a smooch and said, "Send him
my love."
It was classic Perry audacious, a
little gauche and entertaining as hell.
Surely, Romney didn't get blown many
"right back atcha" kisses in the offices
of Bain Capital or during his time as
Massachusetts governor. The message
was that Romney was about to get a
challenge from a competitor less polite
and earnest than erstwhile candidate
Tim Pawlenty.
With Perry's entry in the race, the
Republican presidential battle got the


Lowry


adrenaline shot it lacked. Republican
primary voters had been yearning for a
big combative personality. They flirted
with Donald Trump while he flirted
with them, and briefly bestowed their
favor on the energetic and mediagenic
Michele Bachmann. But Perry has filled
the void in full.
He's a current officeholder and not
a former something-or-other. He has


a view of the world exactly counter to
the president's. He evidently has an
allergy to nuance. And he campaigns
with a plunge into-the-crowds, let
it-all-hang-out relish that none of the
other candidates can match. There is
no substitute for a politician enjoying
himself, and out on the hustings, Perry
acts as if nothing could possibly please
him more than shaking another hand
or slapping another back.
Even during the debates, where his


performances have been uneven, Perry
has usually been loose and confident.
He never shies from a fight, and (most
of the time) seems to enjoy them. He
laughs easily. No one would vote to
elect him to the Oxford Union, but if it
somehow happened, he'd have a heck
of a time exchanging frank views with
"the fellas."
What we're about to see is if these


LOWRY 16A


FRISBIE: Government problem


FROM PAGE 4A
that should accompany such massive
spending programs.
It's only 200 pages long; couldn't pos-
sibly have any flaws, right?
Obamacare has demonstrably hin-
dered job creation, as businesses shud-
der at the healthcare costs that this new
program will create.
Banks are paying laughably low inter-
est rates, giving people minimal incen-


tive to save, because of the unrealisti-
cally low cost of money for banks from
the federal government.
Perhaps the government, despite its
record of failures thus far, can lead the
nation out of the Great Recession.
Or perhaps government, to a large
degree, is the problem, and could do
more good by getting out of the way.
(S. L. Frisbie is retired. As much as
he enjoyed entrepreneurship, he finds
retirement a lot more fun.)


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Sue Watson Boyd
Sue Watson Boyd of Babson Park
passed away Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 at
Hope Hospice in Sebring. She was 76.
She was born
Feb. 15, 1935, in
Cooper, New Mexico
to the late Pleasant
Jordan & Willie Mae
(Atchley) Watson.
Mrs. Boyd came
to Florida in 1965
from Garland,
Texas; she came
here from Lakeland
in 1970. She worked
locally for two years SUE WATSON BOYD
with the University
of Florida's Expanded Food and Nutri-
tion program. She was a creative, giving
person. She spent many hours volun-
teering in concession at the local ball
fields. She designed and made uniforms
for the Lake Wales High School cheer-
leaders in the early seventies. She was a
talented artist and member of the Frost-
proof Art League. She enjoyed sewing,
fishing and gardening. She also enjoyed
the beauty of nature and taught those
around her conservation.
Sue was preceded in death by her
husband of 57 years, Jerry Swenson
Boyd, parents; a son, Jeffrey Scott
Boyd; and two brothers, Truman L.
Watson and Donald E. Watson. Survi-
vors include her son, Rick Watson Boyd
of Babson Park; daughter, Julie Denise
Boyd Heath (Billy) of Babson Park;
brother, Grady G. Watson of Hous-
ton, Texas; sister, Louise A. Watson of
Golden, Colorado; three grandchildren,
Summer Nicole Boyd of Gainesville,
Willard George "Trey" Heath III of
Babson Park and Kristiana Boyd Heath
of Babson Park.
A private family memorial service will
be held at a later date. In lieu of flow-
ers, contributions may be made to the
Green Horizons Land Trust (P.O. Box
2445, Lake Wales, FL 33859). Condo-
lences may be sent to the family at
www.marionnelsonfuneralhome.com.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.

Thelma Farris
Thelma Farris of Lake Wales passed
away Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011. She was
96. Marion Nelson Funeral Home of Lake
Wales is handling the arrangements.


David L. Groover
David L. Groover of Okeechobee, Fla.
was born on Nov. 24, 1932.
Mr. Groover passed Saturday,
Sept. 17, 2011, in Macon, Ga. He is
preceded in death by his parents, Tony
Chester Groover and Lillie Groover of
West Palm Beach, Fla., his wife of 30
years, Katie M. Groover, four sisters,
two brothers, and three grandchildren.
He is survived by four daughters: Leila
Wilkerson, Debbie Lefevers (David),
Ethel Jones (Steve), and Phyllis Murdock
(Jerry); 10 grandchildren; and nine great
grandchildren. Mr. Groover served hon-
orably over 30 years as a firefighter, first
as a member of the U.S. Air Force and
then in civil service. He retired in 1982,
after 17 years with Robins Air Force
Base in Georgia. He received numerous
recognition for his dedicated service,
outstanding leadership and exemplary
character throughout his career.
Mr. Groover was a humble and
loving husband, father and grandfa-
ther; uncle and friend. He taught us
all that the simplest things in life are
. what matter most. For him, his great-
est riches were things like spending
time with family and friends or going
fishing on a warm sunny day. He will
always be remembered for his kind-
ness, loyalty, humor, and unwavering
devotion to others.
The family will receive visitors on
Wednesday Sept. 21, 2011, at Stephen-
son-Nelson Funeral Home in Avon Park
from 7-9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Thurs-
day Sept. 22, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Corinth
Primitive Baptist Church in the Berea
Community, followed by graveside ser-
vice in the church cemetery.
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home -
Avon Park www.stephensonnelsonfh.com.

Aldo Robert Scali
Aldo Robert Scali of Honaker, Va.
passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2011,
in Frostproof, Fla. He was 86. Marion
Nelson Funeral Home in Frostproof is
handling the arrangements.

Words of Comfort
Life varies it stories.
Time changes
^- everything, yet what is
truly valuable what is
worth keeping -
is beyond time.
Ruth Senter
For more
Words of Comfort, go to
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Money from the General Fund for the
Polk County budget was projected to
be S26 million less than last year based
on the projected 10 percent property
value reduction. That drop was actually
6.3 percent less so that figure is now
$20.8 million. This is the fund most


By BRIAN ACKLEY
NEWS@FORTMEADELEADER.COM
A local business has gotten on board
in a large, and visible, way to help pro-
mote the appearance of the Vietnam
Traveling Memorial Wall next month in
Fort Meade.
Lakeland Outdoor Advertising
worked in conjunction with the Fort
Meade Chamber of Commerce to
promote the event on a large billboard
near Homeland. Drivers heading south
on U.S. 17 can see the patriotic re-
minder on the east side of the four-lane
highway just south of the intersection
with County Road 640.
The wall will be in Fort Meade from
Oct. 27-31.
Kathy Oertel, from the Lakeland firm,
said when approached about the idea
of having a billboard dedicated to the
event, it was an easy decision.
We feel this effort to memorialize all
who have served and sacrificed should
be supported," Oertel noted. "There are


impacted by the property value and
property tax legislative reductions. It is
also the only fund Polk County can use
for any county expense. The newspaper
reported incorrect figures Wednesday.
We regret the errors.


many organizations who need sup-
port but it all starts with the sacrifices
of our Veterans and their families. We
are proud to do what we can as a small
company to show all veterans we care."
Fort Meade Chamber director said
support for the four-day event has been
strong not only from Fort Meade, but
from the entire area.
"It was so gracious of Lakeland Out-
door Advertising to become partners
with us in such a meaningful and vis-
ible way," Perry said. "Not only has the
support from the Fort Meade area been
amazing, we are getting support from
all over, from all parts of Polk County
and beyond. It is really blossoming into
a major regional event."
The wall, which is almost 300 feet in
length, is an exact 3/5's replica of the
permanent memorial in Washington,
D.C. Official opening ceremony for the
Fort Meade visit is scheduled at 6 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 27 on the grounds of the
American Legion, which is where the
wall will be located during its stay.


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wish, a happy memory
never wears out.
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Legoland has free ticket offer


By ANNE GLOVER
ST. PEr ERSBURG TIMES
You'll have to jump through a few
hoops for it, but Legoland Florida is
offering free admission coupons for up
to two people per household during a
select week in October.
The new attraction, scheduled to
open Oct. 15, is a 150-acre theme park
on the site of the old Cypress Gardens.
It features rides geared toward children
ages 2-12, but it also appeals to adults
who can marvel at its miniature repli-
cas of Florida places like the Daytona
Speedway, Tampa Theatre or even the
singing tower at Bok Gardens.
To get the free coupons, which you
can only use the week of Oct. 24-30,
you have to sign up to be a VIP member
of its shopping club, a free service. To
become a VIP member, you can call
1-800-835-4386 and stay on the line for
a customer service representative who
can sign you up. Or you can sign up if
you are shopping at shop.lego.com.


After that is when the steps get a little
tricky, so follow along:
Go to shop.lego.com/en-US/VIP
and create a sign-on for the site.
Then click on the register tab and
enter your information and the special
VIP card number that you were as-
signed.
Once that is done, click on the
Promotions tab on that page, and it will
take you to a segment with a link to a
coupon that you can print. (You might
have to experiment with browsers to
print; it wouldn't work in a Firefox
browser, but it did work in a Chrome
one.)
After that, you should be good to go.
But you have to bring a ticket, a valid
ID and if it arrives in time your
VIP card. If the card doesn't arrive, you
have to bring the email confirmation
that was sent to your registered email
address, or you can print out your "my
account" information from the shop.
lego.com site.
How much are you saving if you stick


PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER
Although awaiting sod to be placed, the multi-colored sign at the entrance to Legoland is in
place.


with it? Regular admission is $65 for
adults and $55 for kids 3-12 and seniors
60 and older.
In addition to being eligible for up to
two free admissions, households will
be offered $10 admission for up to six
friends and family.


This promotion is just one of many
that Legoland Florida is offering in its
early opening stages to attract visitors
to the new attraction.
Previously announced was free ad-
mission for a year for teachers if they
signed up.


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PHOTOS BY K.M. THORNTON SR.


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MPHOO POHVIUD-
Members of the 2011 Frostproof girl's varsity golf team include (from left): front- Lissl Raines,
Anna Plair and Alissa Riedel; back- Marisol Espinoza, Raegan Miller, Samantha Franks, Amber
Riedel, Hannah Terrebonne, Maddie Aldrich and Allie Briggs.


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start year undefeated


The Frostproof Lady Bulldogs varsity
golf team is a 10 so far this season,
that is to say perfect, after its first six
matches.
Last week, Frostproof had little
trouble in outdistancing Hardee and
Avon Park in a three-way match held
at LeKarica Golf Course. In fact, the
Frostproof "B" team also beat those two
teams as well.
Maddie Aldrich took home medalist
honors with a 39. Teammates Amber
Riedel carded a 43, Lissi Raines 46 and
Hannah Terrebonne a 48 for a team
score of 176. Hardee had a 222 and
Avon Park a 257.
The Frostproof "B" squad was led
by Sam Franks with a 50, followed by
Alissa Riedel at 53, Marisol Espinoza at
56 and Raegen Miller 57.
With the sweep, Frostproof improved
to 6-0 while Hardee fell to 1-5 and Avon
Park 2-3. The Lady Bulldogs will be at
Avon Park for a match next Tuesday,
and will host a home match on Oct. 1.
In earlier action, Frostproof opened
the season by defeating the same two
teams. Frostproof recorded a 186, while
Avon Park shot 240 and Hardee 254.
This time Terrebonne earned top
honors by firing a 45 at Torrey Oaks.


Maddie Aldrich had a 46, Raines a 47
and Amber Riedel a 48. The Frostproof
"B" team, which shot 215, was led by
Miller at 52, while Marisol Espinoza
had a 52, Sam Franks a 54 and Alissa
Riedel a 57.
Frostproof also had little trouble in
dispatching Ridge Community in a
match at LeKarica Golf Club. Frostproof
totaled 170 while Ridge Community
toured in 261.
Aldrich was sharp to earn medalist
honors with an impressive round of 37.
Terrebonne carded a 40, followed by
Raines at 46 and Amber Riedel at 47.
The Frostproof "B" team totaled
207, paced by a round of 45 by Franks.
Miller had a 48, Alissa Riedel a 54 and
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cheerleaders for every free test drive taken. Come out and support your cheerleaders by taking a
quick test drive. Many different makes and models available including trucks. Hamburger dinners
will also be on sale during the drive event for $5 (hamburger, chips and drink). See any cheer-
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NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING
The Town of Hillcrest Heights, Florida, has tentatively
adopted a budget for fiscal year 2011-2012
A Public Hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the
BUDGET AND TAXES will be held on September 26, 2011,
at 7:30 p.m., at the Town Hall,
S 151 N. Scenic Highway, Babson Park, Florida

Budget Summary
THE TOWN OF HILLCREST HEIGHTS FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012
The proposed operating budget expenditures of the Town of
Hillcrest Heights are .41 % less than last year's total


operating expenditures.
SPECIAL
GENERAL REVENUE
FUND FUND
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TOTAL
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Estimated Revenue
Millage .3100


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Franchise Fees
License And Permits
Intergovernmental Revenue
Charges For Services
Miscellaneous Revenue
Prior Year's Surplus

Total Estimated Revnues
And Balances

EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES

General Government Services
Physical Environment
Transportation
Culture And Recreation

Total Expenditures/Expenses
Reserves

Total Appropriated Expenditures
And Reserves


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Bulldogs outlast DeSoto for second win of year


By BRIAN ACKLEY
EDITOR


Not every win is going to be a Pi-
casso.
But even though Friday night's 8-6
Frostproof win at DeSoto wasn't always
a thing of beauty from start to fin-
ish, the win was still a pretty sight for
Coach Price Harris.
"I was real impressed with our guys
putting together that drive. That was
key for us. We converted a fake punt for
a first down, and just being able to con-
trol the clock for that amount of time
was big for us," Coach Price Harris said.
Harris was referencing his club's
17-play drive that consumed more
than nine minutes on game time in the
second quarter.
Frostproof was especially stout on
the defensive side
"I was real impressed defensively,
but we have to cut out the one mistake
we're giving up. We could be unbeliev-
able on defense if we're not making
that one mistake. We did it against
Avon Park, we did it against Sebring.
One missed assignment."
Frostproof's scoring drive started on
the last play of the first quarter, and
there was less than three minutes to
play in the half when DeSoto got the
ball back. Quarterback Zack Jenkins
had throws of 34 and 14 yards. In ad-
dition to the successful fake punt, Jake
Smith got two critical yards on a fourth
and 1 at the hosts six.
"What we did that drive is what we
did other times, but we took some


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Jake Smith flashed a thumbs up after being injured late in Friday's contest at DeSoto. He was
taken off the field on a stretcher for precautionary reasons.


Kaleel Gaines was back in action Friday, looking for some running room against the DeSoto
Bulldogs. Frostproof won, 8-61.


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Frostproof fullback Jake Smith fights for every inch on this run.


sacks later on in the game," Harris said.
"We're not a great football team when
it's second and 20, nobody is. We had
opportunities to put the game out of
reach, we just have to execute a little
better."
Jake Smith rushed 12 times for 57
yards. Harris said Smith did not have
a concussion after a heavy hit against
DeSoto in the second half. He was
taken off the field on the stretcher, and
is still undergoing some testing on his
neck, but is recovering well, Harris said.
Dakota McCullers carried the rock
seven times for 35 yards. Tyrone Ham-
ilton rushed seven times for 32 yards
and Reggie Allen had six runs for 28
yards as the team ran 43 times for 130
yards.
Jenkins was six-for-10 for 72 yards
throwing.
Defensively, Toddrick Gaines and
Hamilton were huge. Gaines had 16
total tackles including six solos, five
assists, four for loss and a sack. Hamil-
ton has 12 tackles including seven solos
and two for loss.


Mulberry is next on the docket, Fri-
day night at 7 in Mulberry.
The host Panthers will have a large
size advantage, something Frostproof is
getting used to.
"They're huge, huge, huge. That's
going to be the biggest challenge.
They'll run the power toss and they'll
pull all their guys over there and say
'Be a man and stop us.' It's going to be
a challenge," Harris said. "They're just
going to pound it and hope you make a
mistake. They just pound the rock."









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Quarterback
Zack Jenkins
hands off
to running
back Dakota
McCullers.


Toddrick Gaines bullies his way through for a quarterback sack.


Friday Night Preview


Friday Night Preview


WHAT: Frostproof Bulldogs
(2-1) at Mulberry Panthers (1-2)
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 23, 7
p.m.
KEY PLAYERS: Frostproof's
depth is getting a serious test
early in the season with injuries
to several key players, includ-
ing Jake Smith who will not play
Friday night after suffering a neck
injury last week. Bulldog quarter-
back Zack Jenkins had some very
nice passes last week. If 0-line
can buy him enough time, Frost-
proof might need a more potent
passing attack with fullback
Smith not available. Mulberry
quarterback Austin Strickland is a
threat both with his feet and arm.
Jarius Garner is a favorite receiv-
er, hauling in a 33-yard TD strike
in last week's win over Avon Park.
Leslie Young can be effective out
of the backfield.


THE SKINNY: Mulberry was
just 1-9 last year, and started
the year for new coach Raleigh
Jackson with back to back losses
to bigger schools, Bartow and
Ridge Community, scoring only
six points in each of those two
games. They lost to Fort Meade,
24-12, in their kickoff classic.
Mulberry has had some success
on the ground this year, get-
ting nearly 150 rushing yards in
their loss to Ridge. Frostproof's
two wins haven't exactly been
pretty, but a young team is doing
enough to record wins as it ma-
tures. Expect more of the same
Friday as younger players mature
and find their rhythm. Bulldogs
are off next week, before host-
ing rival Fort Meade in a district
game Oct. 7, which will also be
homecoming.


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Legoland manager:


'We will be ready


Park less than a month away from opening


By STEVE STEINER
NEWS @FROSTPROOFNEWS.NET
Legoland General Manager Adrian
Jones made a bold pronouncement re-
cently when talking to the Haines City
Chamber of Commerce.
"We will be ready," he said. He was
referring to concerns the amusement
facility would not be completely fin-
ished when it opened Oct. 15.
"Today is quite a significant day for us,"
said Jones as he stood before a scale model
replica of Daytona International Speedway
during a media tour earlier this month. He
said the area was virtually near comple-
tion. Of all the Minilands, Jones considers
this the most elaborate of all Legolands
worldwide.
On hand to mark the occasion, as
well as underscore why Jones stood
before the miniature version of the
race course, was Daytona International
Speedway President Joie Chitwood, III,
and his son and namesake, who he af-
fectionately referred to as Jo-Jo. Accord-
ing to the elder Chitwood, his 10-year-
old son was excited for days, knowing
he would be attending. His son, he
said, is a Lego enthusiast.
"I think he owns every Lego Star Wars
set ever made," said Chitwood.
Earlier asked by Legoland officials to
wave the green flag, Chitwood turned
the honor over to his son, and with the
signature call that announces the start of
all races, "Gentlemen, start your engines,"
Joie Chitwood, IV waved the green flag- a
flag made up of, naturally, Legos. As he did,
a slot car began to race around the course.
Like those around him, the younger
Chitwood was impressed with what he
had already seen.
"This is all flat out awesome," he
exclaimed.
While the majority of model sculp-
tures, such as the New York City sky-
line, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, and
even Bok Tower are, for the most part,
permanent, certain temporary flour-
ishes will be added from time to time,
according to Legoland master model
builder Jason Miller.
"We try to incorporate all the holi-
days," Miller said, as an example. That
includes possibly placing a Christmas
tree by the skating rink of Radio City
Hall. "We may also have Santa and his
reindeer land on the roof of the White
House, with the Secret Service," he said
with a smile. When Miller was asked
if King Kong might scale The Empire
State Building sometime, he said that it
hadn't been discussed, but was a pos-
sibility, as a number of things are.
Miller was particularly eager to dem-
onstrate another feature.


"We have interactive parts at every
cluster," said Miller. He went to a small
pole and pressed a black button and
pointed to a fire engine where water
began to stream out. Miller added there
were also other "hidden fun" aspects
to the model buildings and neighbor-
hoods that both children and adults
will find surprising and delightful.
The other area nearing completion was
the Land of Adventure. Just like Miniland,
pointed out a "model citizen," some
of the models will be interactive. The
"model citizen" pointed out an elephant
made of Legos that will squirt water.
In another part of the Land of Adven-
ture, workers were putting the finishing
touches to Pharaoh's Revenge, desig-
nated for younger children. Directly
across from it was a ride, The Lost
Kingdom, which takes passengers on a
tour inside a pyramid. It, too, is interac-
tive.


Polk County boasts some unique structures of
its own, and one of them is Bok Tower, which
is among the numerous models to be seen in
Legoland's Miniland.


A number of Florida attractions and landmarks are included in Legoland's Miniland section,
including Daytona International Speedway.


City of Frostp
Final Budget Sum
Fiscal Year 2011.

THE OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES
ARE 0.19% LESS THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL BUDI

ESTIMATED REVENUES and OTHER SOURCES
Taxes: Millage per $1,000 = 7.8209


Beginning Reserved Fund Balance
Beginning Unreserved Fund Balance
Beginning Debt Service Balance
Grants


Ad Valorem Taxes
Sales and Use Taxes
Licenses and Permits
Intergovernmental Revenue
Charges for Services
Misc. Revenues



TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES and OTHER SOURCES
EXPENDITURES I EXPENSES
General Government
Public Safety
Fire Department
Building Department
Cemetery Department
Streets Department
Library
Community Affairs
Auditorium
Garbage
Sewer
Water
StormWater
Debt Service
TOTAL ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES I EXPENSES
Capital
Ending Reserved Fund Balance
Ending Unreserved Fund Balance
Ending Debt Service Balance


THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, ANDIOR FIN
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imary
2012

OF THE CITY OF FROSTPROOF
GETED OPERATING EXPENDITURES.



GENERAL ENTERPRISE TOTAL
FUND FUND BUDGET
754,500 324,440 1,078,940
2,670,970 2,670,970
255,140 255,140
1,500,000 1,500,000
3,425,470 2,079,580 5,505,050
900,990 900,990
871,300 20,000 891,300
35,000 35,000
245,520 245,520
372,230 1,704,600 2,076,830
48,250 50,000 98,250
2,473,290 1,774,600 4,247,890

5,898,760 3,854,180 9,752,940

453,160 453,160
788,030 788,030
163,470 163,470
53,510 53,510
27,440 27,440
398,100 398,100
180,960 180,960
67,520 67,520
31,500 31,500
381,300 381,300
298,720 298,720
285,580 285,580
48,950 48,950
233,120 233,120
2,163,690 1,247,670 3,411,360
209,660 1,945,000 2,154,660
844,500 359,440 1,203,940
2,680,910 46,930 2,727,840
255,140 255,140
3,735,070 2,606,510 6,341,580

5,898,760 3,854,180 9,752,940
IAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE
STPROOF AS A PUBLIC RECORD.


NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING

The City of Frostproof has tentatively adopted a
budget for October 1, 2011 September 30, 2012.

A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the
budget AND TAXES will be held on:


Monday, September 26, 2011
5:30 P.M.
City of Frostproof
City Hall Council Chambers
111 West First Street
Frostproof, Florida


September 21, 2011


Page 12A Frostoroof News








County budget gets thumbs up from commissioners


By DIANE NICHOLS
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Next year's $1.33 billion budget won
unanimous approval Thursday from
Polk County commissioners. The pack-
age came with good and bad news for
residents as there will be no increase in
property taxes, but annual garbage and
fire assessments will rise. The higher
rates are projected to take effect for the
2011-2012 fiscal year beginning on Oct.
1.
In the first hike since 2007, the fire
rate will increase from $148 to $160 for
a single-family home. The rate for a
multi-family residence will be $123 and
a mobile home park space will have a
rate of $69.
The annual residential garbage rate
will increase from $154 to $167.50. This
rate reflects a combined assessment
of $113.50 for collection and $54 for
disposal. Frostproof and Eagle Lake can


expect their garbage rates to be set at
$54. The new rates represent an increase
of $13.50 for the cost of collection and
no change in the cost of disposal from
rates imposed in 2010-11. The estimated
solid waste assessed cost for the upcom-
ing fiscal year is $23,512,835.
Commissioner Sam Johnson opposed
the motion to approve the increase in
fire rates stating he felt there should
have been more tweaking by fire offi-
cials to their budget due to the eco-
nomic times and that raising their rates
should have been considered as a last
resort. Fire rescue had hoped for the
8 percent increase to avoid having to
eliminate three stations and 27 fire-
fighters for the fiscal year 2012-13.
With the final approved budget,
property taxes will remain the same
as last year's rate at $6.87 per $1,000
of taxable value for city residents and
$7.50 per $1,000 for those who live in
the unincorporated areas.


That means for a property owner
with a $50,000 homestead exemption
on a house valued at $100,000, prop-
erty taxes would be $343.50 for a city
resident, and $375 for a resident in an
unincorporated area.
The county's total general fund,
which is a part of the budget that pays
for most of the everyday operations
of the county, has been cut back $17
million as a result of the declining
property tax revenue. Economic times
and the collapsing real estate market
have forced many agencies to make
cutbacks and lay off employees such
as the sheriff's office.
More than 50 percent of the gen-
eral fund is designated to pay for
the salaries and the operation of the
sheriff's office which is budgeted at
$128,489,587 for the 2011-12 fiscal
year. Other constitutional officers
covered under the general fund are the
property appraiser, supervisor of elec-


tions, courts, clerk of court and the tax
collector.
Again this year, there are no monies
allotted for raises for county employ-
ees. The dwindling general fund will
also result in 16 positions being elimi-
nated on the county commission staff.
More funds have been designated for
indigent health care for the upcoming
year. The new budget includes $56.7
million on the books as opposed to
$44.8 million from 2010-11. The $11.9
million added funds will help to serve
more than 60,000 Polk County citizens
per year who have insufficient income,
resources and assets to provide medi-
cal care and who don't qualify for any
other state or federal programs.
Commissioners held the final budget
meeting in a public hearing forum with
less than 10 in attendance. There were
no comments or objections before the
board cast their votes for the budget's
approval.


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drop but comparison may not be accurate


Two changes may not accurately reflect in averages


By JEFF ROSLOW
NEWS @ FRSOTPROOFNEWS.NET
Though SAT scores both in Polk County
and in the state declined from last year
on average, the comparison isn't totally
accurate, an official with the Polk County
School District said.
"I was happy with the results because
of the increase in students who are taking
it," said Wilma Ferrer, senior director of
assessment, accountability and evaluation,
adding that comparing this year's aver-
ages with last year's isn't exactly comparing
"apples with apples."
Polk County's average score for those
who took the Scholastic Aptitude college-
entry test last year was 1421, down from
1441 in 2010. In the state the average
score was 1447 last year, down from 1469
the year before. Nationwide, the average
dropped from 1506 to 1500. The highest
score on the test is 2400.
One item that may make a difference,
Ferrer said, is that there were 15 percent
more people in Polk County who took the
SAT because more students who did poorly
on the FCAT could use an SAT score to
replace that number.
"Students who take the FCAT can still
take the ACT or SAT and if they pass with
a certain score then they get credit for it,"
she said. Three hundred more students
took the SAT in Polk County last year. In the
state 1200 more students took the test last
year than the previous year.
She added because of this option it
opens the idea of college for those who


may not have thought of going before.
"Normally this test is for the higher-end
kids," she said. "Now it is more of a general
population."
The other item that makes a comparison
tougher is the full year of students who
took the test was not used. In previous
years the averages were based on students
who took the test through March. The
most recent average reflects those who
took the test through June. That added
another 50,000 students on the averages,
Ferrer said.
In this readership area 89 more students


took the SAT test in the six high schools
and the average scores rose in two of the
schools. Those results were:
Bartow High School: 1419 from 120
students in 2010; 1385 from 164 students
2011.
Fort Meade Middle Senior High: 1423
from 21 students in 2010; 1356 from 22
students in 2011.
Frostproof Middle Senior High: 1402
from 24 students in 2010; 1471 from 32


students in 2011.
Haines City Senior High*: 1395 from
125 students in 2010; 1391 from 150 stu-
dents in 2011.
Bartow International Baccalaureate:
1889 from 57 students in 2010; 1856 from
45 students in 2011.
LakeWales Senior High: 1364 from 68
students in 2010; 1388 from 91 students in
2011.
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Frostproof's Jaylyn McKinney looks to avoid a couple of would-be tacklers in junior varsity football action last week
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Splitsville folks open Imperial Lanes


By KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ
KLBERKOWITZ@ LAKEWALESNEWS.COM

What was once a popular location
for Frostproof area teens Recreation
Station at the Eagle Ridge Mall on U.S.
Highway 27 in Lake Wales is now
open again under new owners and a
new name.
Put together a pristine bowling alley
with all new lanes, pins, and balls, add
some down-home cooking and frosty
beer mugs, and top it off with a brand
new arcade that kids will love, and the
stage is set for some serious fun.
Imperial Lanes and King's Burgers
and BBQ at Eagle Ridge Mall is open for
business.
Many in the community wondered
what would happen once the old bowl-
ing alley and Recreation Station went
away, but it didn't take long for Guy
Revelle and Mark Gibson to unfold
their new "concept."
Taking ownership in June, the pair
known for several "Splitsville" estab-
lishments in South Florida began to
unfold their dream for Imperial Polk
County.
"I've always loved this area. I'm kind
of a good old boy from East North
Carolina," said Revelle.
"We sat there and said if this was a
clean slate, what would we do?"
Starting with the bowling alley, Rev-
elle said they "listened" to the commu-
nity those who stopped in who were
either unaware the alley was closed to
reopen under new management, or
those who were just curious.
"We said let's fix all the bowling prob-
lems," he said.
They took notes, from "the acous-
tics were terrible," to "the lanes had a
bounce to them," or "the score didn't
work right."
The carpet was removed from the
walls, the ceiling was gutted and the
lanes rebuilt.
Bowler lockers were moved to a spot
behind the lunch counter so people
won't be interrupting someone else's
bowling game.
"I think we solved all their problems,"
Revelle said.

And, there's plenty of food
Then when it came to the food and
beverage area, well, that was "real easy"
for them, Revelle said.
They've been in the bowling business
10 years and well over 20 years in the
restaurant business.
So he said, "Let's create something
that's got it's own world, so even if
you're not a bowler,you're going to
come to the restaurant."
There's no doubt the food itself will
quickly gain its own reputation of
greatness.
"What sets us apart is that our burger
is a third ground chuck, a third short


Imperial Lanes and King's Burgers & BBQ
co-owner Guy Revelle is flanked by King's
General Manager Dwayne McQuillen and server
Claudia Ayala.

rib, and a third beef brisket mixed
together," Revelle said.
"Redneck garlic bread," which is
cowboy bread out of Highlands County,
"Tupelo Shrimp," "Gator Puppies" are
actually hush puppies with gator meat,
pulled pork, fried okra, and the list goes
on and on. They also have salads for
the "diet conscious" but Revelle advises
the last thing a person wants to worry
about when they go out to eat is their
waistline.
It's even a joke on their answering
machine, he said, that if the "King"
were alive, he would want pants with
an expandable waistline, not a belt.
And speaking of "King," one whole
wall of the establishment is dedicated
to none other than Elvis Presley him-
self.
Admitting that King's is quite pos-
sibly now "the tackiest place in Polk
County," Revelle said that's part of the
appeal.
"We literally went around to all the
flea markets, antique places, whatever,
and just had a blast. decorating this
place," he said.
"If you collected everybody's grand-
mothers' house and put it together, this
is what you would find."
Everywhere there is something to oc-
cupy the eye, from the tacky flea mar-
ket finds to televisions hung through-
out the place, to Revelle's prized
possession: his beer can collection.
People who have visited are in dis-
belief that anybody still has beer cans
from days gone by.
It's to add to the effectual feel of an
"old joint."
Already, they've been a conversation
piece, mission accomplished.
And in the midst of the tackiness,
there rises one greater, stronger, and
well not so tacky.
Meet the Mad King.
It is a triple decker patty cheese-
burger with lettuce, pickles, onions,
and fried green tomatoes, piled several
inches high between two toasted buns
and held together by a large knife.
Accompanied by fries that is, as if it


weren't a meal in itself.
Revelle believes it may be the largest
burger in Polk County.
And yet, at that, the entire Mad King
meal is only $9.95.
Each entree includes two sides, he
notes.
"You're going to come in for great
food that is not going to break the
bank," Revelle said.
Then there's the beer. Lots of it, too.
Served in frosty mugs with ice all over
them, and chunks of ice floating in the
glass.
Everything on the menu is quite af-
fordable.
"That's a big deal with us, whether
you are 60 years old living in one of the
active communities, or whether you are
a family with three kids, you can come
here and eat and not feel like you have
lifted your wallet," Revelle adds.

And, there are games
Add to that the new arcade under
contract with Prime Time Amusements,
with all new games, remodeled with
new carpet and a new system of re-
demption, it looks like a winning place
to spend some time with the family or


friends.
Rooms for banquets or birthday par-
ties are available both in the arcade as
well as in King's, where there is a drop-
down screen for PowerPoint presenta-
tions, which can also be used to view
football games with a crowd.
"We wanted to create concepts that
would really cater to Polk County, from
the bowling to the restaurant, to the
arcade," he said, hence the name, "Im-
perial" Lanes, in honor of "Imperial"
Polk County.
"We feel like these are Polk County's
lanes. This is their place. We didn't
build it because Legoland is coming. If
we get some business from Legoland,
great, but we built it for the folks of
Polk County."
"Our slogan is 'Eat Well, Laugh Often
and Live Long,'" Revelle said.
And with that, he took another bite of
his Mad King.
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FROM PAGE 1A

night drug and alcohol free cruise in the Gulf, at no
cost to the seniors. They were the only group on a
private charter for the entire night.
Charter busses took the class to Clearwater. Upon
arrival, they were treated to pizza and drinks. Prize
drawings were held throughout the night with every
senior winning multiple gift cards.
"And our DJ kep the party and dancing going all
night long," Norris added.
Before leaving the boat, the group even was treated


to a breakfast buffet.
"We could not have planned such a special night
for our seniors without all the support," she added.
"Our seniors had a memorable night together for one
last time. We wish them all the best in their future
lives."
Norris said while it was impossible to thank every
individual, she added special thanks to the busi-
nesses and organizations which helped aid the cause,
including: Weikert Ford, Ruck's Citrus, Preston Ewing
and Greg Waters (helicopter), All Pro Sports, Polka
Dots, Harvey's, Spurlow's, Frostproof Diner, Frostbite,
McDonald's, Walmart, Ewing, Blackwelder & Duce


Ins., Oakley Transport, Kent and Hollis Harvesting,
R&R Auto Air, Rent King, Yates Air, Inc., Orange Box
Cafi, Preston's Tree Service, Family Life Church, UGI/
Amerigas Propane, Inc., Four Season's Restaurant,
The Story Company, Central Florida Irrigation, Hutto
Construction, Rolling Meadow Ranch, True Vine
Church, First Baptist Hilltop and L&E, Inc.
Also: A&R Lawn Care and Landscaping,.LLC, Publix
Supermarket Charities, Inc., Citizen's Bank and Trust,
Frostproof Ministerial Assocation, First Presbyterian
Church, Jarrett Ford, City of Frostproof, Fort Meade
Animal Clinic, Southeastern Nurseries and Innova-
tion in Safety.


SALE: City gearing up
FROM PAGE 1A
ises to be full of bargains, with resi-
dents, churches, community organiza-
tions, and businesses located all along
the highway taking the opportunity to
sell all manner of things from antiques
to clothing, furniture, and collectibles.
Some restaurants along the yard sale
route will have shopper's specials.
There will also be a number of "com-
munity locations" for area residents or
vendors who don't have property along
the route to set up items for sale. There
is a $10 charge for spaces in the com-
munity locations.


"It is really a lot of fun" said Diana
Webster-Biehl, one of the volunteer
organizers and a Frostproof City
Council member. "I've had a couple of
tables and had a great time meeting
new people and welcoming visitors to
the area. I also made more money with
odds and ends than I would have ever
imagined. I've also shopped ... and
wished I had brought a trailer instead
of my little car!"
This annual event is organized by the
Ridge Scenic Highway Corridor Man-
agement Entity to bring people from
the region to the communities along
the Ridge Scenic Highway, stimulating


the economy and exposing them to the
unique vistas of historic homes, charm-
ing towns, lakes, citrus groves and roll-
ing hills. Economists say that 85 visitors
bring one job to the area.
"This event really makes an impact
and draws visitors from all over the
region," Biehl noted.
This event is sponsored by Ben
Hill Griffin, Inc., Bok Tower Gardens,
Edward Jones Investments, Florida's
Natural Growers, Hunt Bros., Lake of
the Hills Community Club, Sun Coast
Media Group (Frostproof News, Lake
Wales News, Your Haines City Herald),
the City of Frostproof, the Town of Hill-


crest Heights, the City of Lake Wales,
the Town of Dundee, and Haines City.
For any questions at all please
contact one of the following: Susan
Welborn, Chair, 39-Mile Yard Sale at
(863) 638-7308; Diana Webster-Biehl,
City of Frostproof Council Member
representative at (863) 605-4564; or
Jeanette Raine, City of Dundee, at (863)
419-3114.
To learn more about the event and
the many visual and cultural assets
along the Ridge Scenic Highway visit
http://www.ridgescenichighway.com
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LOWRY: Beat Obama


FROM PAGE 5A
qualities of Perry call it his "hoss-
ness" are enough for him to become
the durable front-runner in the Repub-
lican nomination fight. He can go a
long way just by demonstrating he's a
fighter in the mold of a Sarah Palin or a
Donald Trump. That means making the
occasional incendiary comment, never
apologizing, earning the hatred of the
elites and not sweating the details. All
of this, Perry has nailed.
But to become president of the
United States, he'll have to reach per-
suadables who don't value outrageous-
ness for its own sake. If he's never
willing to back down, he'll have to go
- should he win the nomination all
the way to November 2012 defending
the notion that Federal Reserve Chair-
man Ben Bernanke is possibly guilty
of treason. On Social Security, he's
managed to take what turns out to be


his thoroughly conventional Republi-
can view that the program should stay
the same for seniors and near-retirees
while it's reformed for younger people
and make it radioactive through his
choice of words and his theoretical
musings. His campaign so far has no
policy except generalized statements
celebrating Texas and condemning the
federal government.
Tellingly, his weakest moments in
the debates have come when he's
been attacked from the right and can't
fight back with brassy, crowd-pleasing
one-liners. He's made uncomfortable
by his streak of pragmatism as Texas
governor. For all his self-portrayal as an
anti-government purist, he's adept at
marshaling and using power. When he
says he's pro-business, he's not kidding.
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Polk County has a personal connection with the na-
tion's most important document, the Constitution, the
foundation of America's government.
Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution
learned about this connection at their annual Constitu-
tion Day luncheon hosted by the Bartow DAR on Sept. 15
at Peace River Country Club.
Lloyd Harris, Summerlin Academy teacher and Bartow
historian, told area DAR members, joined by a few mem-
bers of the Sons of the American Revolution, and guests,
that Polk County is home to a "Champion of Freedom ...
often overlooked for his influence and contribution to the
Civil Rights of our people and our Charter of Freedom,
the Constitution."
That champion is the late Spessard Lindsey Holland,
a Bartow native who served as a prosecuting attorney,
county judge, Florida governor and United States senator.
It was in that position that he "drafted and sponsored the
24th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States
which outlawed the poll tax as a prerequisite to voting,"
Harris told the group.
Holland "is often overlooked for his influence and con-
tribution to the Civil Rights of our people and our Charter
of Freedom the Constitution.
"President Lyndon Johnson called him, 'one of the five
most powerful men in the Senate.'
"In response to a reporter's question, President Dwight
Eisenhower named him as 'The Democrat who would
make an outstanding president.'
'ABC newsman commentator Howard K. Smith said he
was 'the most respected member of the U.S. Senate over
the longest period of time.'
"Back home, he is called by many experts, 'the great-
est Floridian ever,' and by others, 'the greatest governor
Florida ever had.' And from a small two-man law office
(Holland and WE Bevis) in Bartow in 1916, he changed,
grew and merged the firm into one of the world's larg-
est." That is the firm of Holland & Knight, created in 1968
when Holland's firm merged with that of the late Peter 0.
Knight in Tampa. Today Holland & Knight has 1,000 attor-
neys in offices around the country and in China, Mexico
and United Arab Emirates.
Holland was bom on July 10, 1892, in Bartow, the son
of Benjamin Franklin Holland and Virginia Spessard Hol-
land. He was a 1909 graduate of Summerlin Institute and
received a Ph.B degree, magna cum laude, from Emory
University.
An athlete who played football, basketball, track, and
baseball, Holland "was offered a contract to play profes-
sional baseball with the Philadelphia Athletics," Harris said.
Holland also received a Rhodes Scholarship, but World
War I interrupted his plans. An Army captain, he earned
the Distinguished Service Cross for heroism after an aerial
mission behind enemy lines.
In 1919 he married Mary Agnes Groover of Lakeland in
1919. Holland served as Polk County Prosecuting Attor-
ney 1920-21; County Judge 1921-1929; trustee, Southern
College, Emory University; Florida Senate 1932-1940;
war-time Governor of Florida 1941-1945; instrumental in
purchase and establishment of the Everglades National
Park; United States Senator, 1946-1971 (elected four times,
served five presidents); one of the original sponsors for
Alaska's statehood, and Hawaii.


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Spessard and Mary Holland are buried in Bartow's Wildwood
Cemetery, near his parents. Holland's gravestone commemo-
rates his accomplishments, concluding with "Father of the 24th
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution."
He was a member of numerous civic, fraternal, and
professional organizations, and clubs, and was awarded
six honorary doctorate degrees.
But his fight against the poll tax is one of his most
memorable accomplishments and it took 14 years of Hol-
land introducing anti-poll tax legislation to finally get a
measure passed in the Senate, Harris explained.
People often think the poll tax was only a Southern
device, used to keep blacks and poor whites from voting,
but actually it was used around the country for various
reasons, including as a per capital tax "simply to raise
revenue," Harris explained.
"Poll taxes are per capital taxes; that is, each individual
taxpayer pays the same flat tax," he said. While poll taxes
aren't necessarily charged as a requirement to vote,
"that became their most notorious use through the 20th
century."
In practice, though poll taxes were "an ineffective
means of raising revenue, and appeared to be less about
revenue and more about the suppressive effects of a price
increase on voting," Harris learned.
"Taxes as a voting qualification developed initially as an
alternative to property qualifications. Urbanization, de-
mographic changes and population growth put pressure
on state constitutions to adapt to new realities."
As far back as 1821, the New York Constitutional
Convention proposed abolish property ownership and
substituting "virtue and morality" as qualifications for


voting. That was defeated in favor of a tax, residency
requirements or military service. However, black voters
were required to own property.
The controversy in New York over requirements for
black voters "foreshadowed the prevalent use of poll
taxes to disenfranchise blacks (and poor whites) primar-
ily in the post-Reconstruction South," Harris explained.
"Whereas poll taxes had broadened suffrage in the early
19th century in many places, by the late 19th century the
poll tax requirement served a directly contrary purpose,
that of restricting the suffrage."
It became common after the Civil War for new South-
ern state constitutions to include a flat poll tax, with the
revenue going to schools.
Delaware enacted a poll tax prerequisite for voting in
1873; Florida in 1889. "The poll tax was not limited to the
South, but it longest lived use as a precondition for voting
was in Southern jurisdictions."
There were efforts, both judicial and legislative, made to
abolish the poll tax before Holland took up the cause, but
they were not successful.
Starting with the 81st Congress in 1949, Holland intro-
duced an anti-poll tax constitutional amendment in each
session. "The subcommittee on constitutional amend-
ments would hold hearings, report the amendment favor-
ably to the Senate Judiciary Committee, at which point
the effort would languish."
Finally in 1962 amendment allies bypassed the com-
mittee by substituting the anti-poll tax language into
another resolution.
"Some civil rights groups opposed a poll tax amend-
ment because they believed it would set a precedent
under which all subsequent civil rights measures would
proceed via constitutional amendment," Harris ex-
plained, which would slow down civil rights reforms.
Holland once again introduced legislation to outlaw the
Poll Tax. The 1962 Senate floor debates stalled, opposing
senators led an 11 day-filibuster. Holland said that "every
citizen should, as a matter of right, be entitled to vote."
The Senate finally approved the Amendment 77-16 and
went to the House of Representatives.
Amendment XXIV reads: "The right of citizens of the
United States to vote in any primary or other election
for President or Vice President, for electors for President
or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in
Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United
States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax
or other tax."
After the bill passed the Senate and House it was sent to
the states for ratification, which happened within a year
and a half.
"On Jan. 23, 1964, the Constitution of the United States
received its newest declaration of Freedom on behalf of
the People of the United States the 24th Amendment,"
Harris said.
He and his wife are buried in Bartow's Wildwood Cem-
etery. A "long gray, granite slab" recites his accomplish-
ments, closing with "Father of the 24th Amendment to
the United States Constitution."
Harris closed by noting: "In the words of the 1963 Presi-
dents Commission's Report on Voting and Registration:
'No American should have to buy his right to vote in any
election.' And no American will ... due to the Father of the
24th Amendment, our very own National Treasure, United
States Senator Spessard Lindsey Holland."


Publix looking to recharge your electric car


By JEFF ROSLOW
JROSLOW @POLKCOUNTYDEMOCRAT.COM

There hasn't been a lot of publicity or .
recognition that electric cars could be on
the way lately, but Publix is getting ready
for it.
This month the chain opened its first
electric vehicle charging station. And,
no, there's not going to be one at the new
Publix in Bartow and there won't be one
installed at the store that's being remod-
eled in Lakeland, either.
The first one is in Florida, though. It's at
the Green Wise Market location in Tampa.
That's in Hyde Park. Customers can
charge their cars for free at this location.
"We've had a handful of customers
who have used it since it was installed,"


said Publix spokesman Shannon Patten.
"This one was the first one in Florida,
but we have six more in the works and
one more planned."
She added that there isn't one planned
for Polk County. With the first one open-
ing on Sept. 1 it is far too soon to tell if it
is a successful concept. Patten said the
places the company is thinking of install-
ing the stations are where there is some
abundance of electric cars.
She said Publix started this because
the company is anticipating an increase
in electric cars. The charging station is in
a parking garage.
Another area where Publix is looking
to move forward is curbside delivery,
now known as Publix Curbside.
The service has been in operation for


about a year and is at two Atlanta loca-
tions and one Tampa store. Patten said it
is working well but the company is still
studying the three different concepts it
has in place and currently does not have
plans to expand it.
"We're studying the concept," she said.
"We piloted in three different stores and
all the stores have differences (in how it
works)."
In one store in Atlanta people pull up
to the store and the groceries they've
called in the order for are loaded into the
car. In another store in Atlanta there is a
drive-through. And the store in Tampa
has its own storefront.
"The models and study have similari-
ties and differences," she said. "We're still
studying it."


She said generally customers like it but
there are some problems they are deal-
ing with.
Publix charges customers $7.99 for the
service and people pay for their orders
when they pick them up.
Right now payments cannot be made
online. Shoppers can use cash or credit
cards; however, to use a debit card, the
customer has to go inside the store.
There is no difference in using coupons.
It generally takes about four hours for
a shopping order to be filled, the Publix
website says. And if you find out you
can't make your scheduled time to pick
up the order, Publix wants you to call
them to set up a different time. It's also
possible to pick up prescriptions this
way.










Before death woman may have had to write letter


By JESSICA VANDER VELDE
THE ST. PETERSBURG TIMES
LAKELAND At the home of Jeremi-
ah Fogle, the man accused of shooting
his wife and two pastors Sunday, depu-
ties found a journal, three letters and a
"sordid" note detailing sexual infideli-
ties.
The note confessing to cheating
was written in the voice of the victim,
Theresa Brown Fogle, 56. It contained as
many as 25 names. Sheriff Grady Judd
said she may have been forced to write
it.
At the scene, along with her body,
deputies also found a Bible, opened to
Matthew 5:17, part of the Sermon on
the Mount in which Jesus discusses the
law:
"Do not think that I have come to
abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have
not come to abolish them but to fulfill
them..."
Fogle had served as deacon at Greater
Faith Christian Center Church until
about six years ago, when Pastor Wil-
liam Boss asked him to take a tempo-
rary sabbatical. The reason, according
to Judd, was that several women in the
church complained about the way Fogle
hugged them.
Pastor Boss was among the victims
shot Sunday.
Fogle has been married at least seven
times, Judd said. In 1986, Fogle shot a
previous wife dead.
On July 6, 1986, police found Fogle,
then 32, at his Highlands County house
holding a Winchester rifle.
His then wife's body was on the
bedroom floor, an arrest affidavit states.
Diane Fogle was already dead.
Her daughter, Shekema Clark, then
6, was home at the time. So was Diane
Fogle's son, Thomas Black.
The son told deputies he was watch-
ing television in a bedroom at their
Avon Park home when Jeremiah Fogle
told him to leave because he and his
wife needed to talk, a police report
states.
The son went to another bed and
fell asleep. He woke up when he saw a
bright light and heard Jeremiah Fogle
say on the phone that he had shot
someone and was going to shoot him-
self, the report states.
Then police arrived.


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Laura Gardin, sister of Theresa Fogle, and Jon Gardin, Laura's husband, talk about the shooting
Sunday. A gunman killed his wife at their Florida home, police say, and then burst through the
front door of a nearby church on Sunday.


Fogle refused to leave his wife's side
arid had to be pulled out of the bed-
room and handcuffed, the report states.
He was initially charged with first-
degree murder, but it was reduced to a
manslaughter charge, according to the
Highlands County Clerk of Court.
He got 10 years probation in a plea
agreement.
It was not clear why the state offered
the agreement. Records with the 10th
District State Attorney's Office were de-
stroyed a year after the completion of the
sentence, said Chip Thullbery, a spokes-
man with the office. The Highlands Clerk
of Court's records were sparse.
The state attorney prosecuting the
case, who has since retired, did not
return a phone call seeking comment.
The judge who heard the case has since
passed away.
Sheriff Judd said his own investigators
had run into the same problems. He wants
to know why Fogle never went to prison.
"Had he been in jail for the first degree
murder of his then-wife," Judd said, "this
current wife would be alive today."
Shekema Clark said Monday she


blames herself for not being able
to work harder to get justice for her
mother.
"It plays on my conscience," she said.
She didn't get any sleep after hearing
about Sunday's shootings in Lakeland.
After Fogle killed his wife, he walked to
a nearby church, where he shot pastor
William Boss once and then shot associ-
ate pastor Carl Stewart three times be-
fore being tackled by two parishioners,
the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.
Fogle has been charged with one
count of first-degree murder and three
counts of attempted murder in Sunday's
shooting.
The 911 calls capture the chaos.
"Lord have mercy," someone told
an operator. "People are running and
screaming from the church."
Another man: "People have been
shot."
"Have you been shot?" an operator
asked.
"Yes ma'am."
"Stay with me on the line," she told
him. "Stay on the line."
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Church members hug each other after a
shooting. A gunman killed his wife at their
Florida home and then burst through the front
door of a nearby church on Sunday, shooting
two pastors, police report.


Lakeland police and Polk County Sheriff's depu-
ties investigate a shooting in Lakeland Sunday.

dispatched authorities, the man contin-
ued to plead, "Please help us ma'am.
"Please, ma'am, please."
When deputies apprehended him
at the Greater Faith Christian Center
Church on Sunday, he told them to go
to his house.
"You will find a full confession and
my wife," he said, according to an arrest
affidavit.
Deputies went to the house at 740
Savannah Ave in Lakeland and found
Fogle's wife dead.
In an interview, deputies asked Fogle
if he forced his wife to write the note.
"You can't force anyone to do anything,"
he told them. When asked if he felt
remorse for what the church members
witnessed, he said there weren't many
people present, adding "tell them 'I'm
sorry,'" the arrest affidavit states.
He said he had purchased the
.32-caliber gun from a friend, whom he
refused to name.
He then said he loved his wife with
all his heart and invoked his right to
remain silent, the affidavit states.


By STEPHAlNIE WANG
ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

PLANT CITY- Lawrence Douglas
Dickey drove to the police department past
midnight Saturday and started talking.
"Lock me up," an officer recalled him
saying. "I just beat my wife with a bat. She
is hurt real bad."
That's the confession Plant City police
say Dickey, 44, gave before he was arrested
Sunday morning and charged with first-
degree murder.
At Dickey's home on Paddock Drive, au-
thorities found his wife, 44-year-old Beatrice
Ann Dickey, in the master bedroom with
blunt-force trauma to the head. A bloodied
aluminum baseball bat lay beside her.
Beatrice Dickey, the highest-ranking
civilian employee of the Polk County Sher-
iff's Office, was flown to Tampa General
Hospital and pronounced dead.
"Bea was an incredibly special person to
all of us at the Polk County Sheriffs Office,"
Sheriff Grady Judd said in a statement. "She
was not just our colleague, she was our
dear friend. Our Sheriff's Office family is
hurting. This is a tremendous loss."
She had joined the Sheriff's Office in
1996, rising to her position as executive di-
rector of business affairs. She led and man-
aged finances, human resources, training,


fleet operations, information technology
and business services. On the executive
chain, she ranked third, below the sheriff
and the chief of staff.
On the Facebook page for the Sheriff's
Office, a note about Beatrice Dickey gath-
ered dozens of comments within hours.
Former classmates, co-workers and strang-
ers left prayers and mourned what they
called a tragedy and a shock.
It had all started, Plant City police said, af-
ter Lawrence and Beatrice Dickey returned
home from a Saturday night concert.
Lawrence Dickey woke up a son both
husband and wife each had two children
from previous relationships who had
been sleeping on a couch. He hugged the
boy and said, "I love you, your mother is an
angel and will get you through this."
The son, who was not named in a police
report, heard Lawrence Dickey go into the
garage and drop an object, a sound the son
said he recognized as an aluminum bat
hitting the floor.
Lawrence Dickey walked into the bed-
room, and the son heard three thumps.
Then Lawrence Dickey went to the
police and turned himself in. He was be-
ing held in the Hillsborough County Jail
without bail.
Plant City police spokesman Tray Towles
said he wasn't aware of any history of do-


mestic violence between the couple, who
records show wed in 2007.
Lawrence Dickey has faced charges in
Florida only once before, according to
state records: In 1986, he was convicted
of reckless driving and resisting an officer
during arrest. A third charge of eluding law
enforcement was dismissed.
Jail records list his employer as Walmart
and his job there as asset protection.
Family members could not be reached
or would not comment Sunday. The father
of Beatrice Dickey's two sons declined to
comment, saying only that she was a loving
mother.
Beatrice Dickey was also a cancer survi-
vor, according to the Polk County Sheriff's
Office. She volunteered as the executive
director of Polk Sheriff's Charities, which
supports public safety causes. She served
on several organizations' boards and was
the treasurer of the Lakeland Kiwanis Club,
where president Jim Malless remembered,
"She always said 'yes' to doing anything."
She was a creative force, Malless said,
brainstorming and listening with a calm,
"let's get it done" attitude. He last saw her
at a Kiwanis meeting Friday, where she was
smiling.
"That never changed with her," he said.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been
announced.


Blake to run for

.property appraiser
Steve Blake, a Polk County business-
man in construction, real estate, and
management, announced his candi-
dacy for Polk County Property Ap-
praiser earlier this month.
This is Blake's first foray into politics
after three decades in the private and
non-private sectors.
"I looked at what is being done and
is not being done currently and de-
cided it was time to run," says Blake.
"It's all about fairness. Life isn't fair,
but property values for ad valorem
taxation certainly ought to be."
No one else has declared candidacy
for that position. Marsha Faux cur-
rently holds the post and has been
serving in that office since 2000.
The property appraiser determines
the value of property by appraising it
and gives the county a tax roll. The mill-
age rate passed last week for the coming
fiscal year is $7.50 per $1,000 for those
who live in unincorporated areas and
$6.87 for those who live in cities.
Blake, 51, lives in unincorporated
Polk County with his wife of 23 years,
Doris. They have three children, ages
21, 12, and 10.
Blake is active in the community,
coaches youth football, and serves as
an elder in his Lakeland church.
He has a website at www.stevefor
propertyappraiser.webs.com.


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P5 Conference: Should we pay attention?


Central Florida will be crawling with
presidential candidates this week as
the state Republican Party on Thursday
kicks off its three-day Presidency 5 con-
ference at the Orange County Conven-
tion Center in Orlando.
Here's your guide to P5:

What's the big deal? Why should I
pay attention?
Well, Florida, Florida, Florida for one
thing. Republicans can't win the White
House without Florida's 29 electoral
votes, and by many estimates Florida's
not-yet-scheduled presidential primary
will decide the 2012 Republican race
early next year.
At'P5, the candidates will be court-
ing nearly 5,000 of Florida's most active
and influential Republican activists and
leaders, and the events will signal who's
hot and who's not in this pivotal battle-
ground state. It's Florida's biggest politi-
cal event of the election cycle besides
the presidential primary, 2012 Republi-
can National Convention in Tampa, and
the actual election.

What is it?
It's a three-day conference that kicks
off Thursday with a Faith and Freedom
Coalition rally and then a live Fox News
presidential debate at 9 p.m. On Friday,
the American Conservative Union,
coordinating with the state party, holds
its CPAC-FL conference featuring the
presidential contenders, a myriad of
'prominent conservatives and a debate
by the Republican candidates for U.S.
Senate. On Saturday, most of the presi-


McKeel on panel to

pick presidential

primary date
Lakeland's Seth McKeel was among
the six state legislators to pick the date
for Florida's presidential
primary.
McKeel, a Republican
state representative was
named by Gov. Rick Scott .-..
along with former state
Sen. Al Lawson; Scott's
deputy chief of staff, Jenn
Ungru; state Sens. John MCKEEL
Thrasher, Rene Garcia
and Gary Siplin; and state Reps. Carlos
Lopez-Cantera and Cynthia Stafford.
The committee is scheduled to hold
its first meeting Sept. 23.
Some GOP leaders want Florida be
the fifth state in the nation when it
comes to choosing a presidential
nominee.
That means Florida would have to set
its primary before Feb. 28.


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dential candidates will address nearly
3,500 P5 delegates from across Florida
who will hold a straw poll, or mock
presidential primary election.

Can anyone attend these events?
The Presidency 5 events Thursday's
debate and Saturday's speeches and
straw poll election are open only
to registered delegates and registered
guests.
But on-site registration is available
for people who want to attend Fri-
day's CPAC-FL powwow, featuring all
the presidential candidates and many
prominent conservatives. The full
schedule is at cpacfl.conservative.org.
Registration is $45 for adults and $25 for
students. It will be in the South Con-
course of the Orange County Conven-
tion Center, 9899 International Drive,
Orlando.

Any way to watch the speeches from
home?
FOX will broadcast Thursday's debate
from 9-11 p.m. C-SPAN Networks
expects to cover Friday's CPAC confer-
ence from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., when the
presidential candidates are speaking,
and video will be available at c-span.
org. Saturday's P5 event and straw poll
will be streamed live at presidency.
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Who else besides the presidential
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supposed to represent the geographic
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P5? What about P 1, 2,3 and 4?
Florida has a history of holding sig-
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particularly John McCain's, the party did
not hold a straw poll.

Are the candidates campaigning
hard for the straw poll?
No. Unlike prior years when some
candidates spent hundreds of thou-
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egates, there has been minimal cam-
paigning. Trying to lower expectations,
Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney
have declared they aren't competing
for P5, and won't address the delegates
before they vote Saturday.

Doesn't that make the straw poll
meaningless?
Not at all. It won't tell us anything
about the campaigns' organizational
muscle, but it's an excellent gauge of
how these candidates stand at this
point in time with thousands of
Florida's most active and influential
Republicans. These delegates will have
ample opportunity to size up the field:
All the major candidates will be on the
straw poll ballot, and the delegates will
be sitting in the audience at Thursday's
debate and many will watch them at the
CPAC conference Friday as well.
Will the more obscure candidates like
former Govs. Buddy Roemer of Louisi-
ana and Gary Johnson of New Mexico
be on hand?
They won't be at the debate, but the
confirmed speakers at CPAC-FL are
Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gin-
grich, Jon Huntsman, Johnson, Thad-
deus McCotter, Ron Paul, Rick Perry,
Romney and Rick Santorum.

Will we even remember this a year
from now?
Most people, probably not. But presi-,
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Florida unemployment at 10.7 percent in August


STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
Florida's unemployment rate in August
remained at 10.7 percent for the third
straight month, state labor officials said
Friday, while the numbers in Polk County
improved by almost a point.
Florida remains well above the national
average of 9.1 percent for August and is one
of nine states with double-digit unemploy-
ment.
With the state's unemployment rate
stalled at 10.7 percent and 987,000 able
Floridians still out of work, Gov. Rick Scott
pointed to the addition of 71,000 jobs
since the first of the year as a positive sign
that his administration is making the right
decisions in regard to getting the economy
back on track.
"The addition of more than 71,000 jobs
since the beginning of the year is positive
news for all Floridians and businesses and
is a potent reminder that by making tough
choices, we are doing the right things to
turn the economy around," Scott said.
In Polk County the unemployment num-
bers for September were at 12.1 percent,
down from 13.2 percent in August. How-
ever the number of people employed for
those two months show a decline. There


were 240,170 people employed in August;
in September that number was 238,004.
The number of workers in the labor force
also showed a decline over those two
months from 276,753 to 270,789.
The Washington-based Economic Policy
Institute noted Friday that California, Flori-
da and Texas have the largest job deficits.
The economist's group said too many
states are seeing the harmful effects of
meeting revenue shortfalls by cutting bud-
gets. They noted that unemployed teach-
ers, police officers and firefighters aren't
able to contribute to a sound economic
recovery and urged the federal government
to pass a substantial jobs bill as soon as
possible.
The counties with the lowest unemploy-
ment in Florida are those with a relatively
high number of government jobs or sea-
sonal increases in tourist-related positions.
After improving for five consecutive
months earlier this year, Florida's unem-
ployment rate has flat-lined, but Scott re-
mains confident of his campaign pledge to
create 700,000 new jobs in the state within
seven years of his taking office earlier this
year.
"There is still a long road ahead, but
by removing the red tape that restricts


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economic development we are on the right
path to getting Florida back to work," Scott
said. "The August job numbers prove that
when you reduce the size, scope and cost
of government, it allows the private sector
jobs to grow."
The Agency for Workforce Innovation
reported that 20,400 government jobs at
the state, local and federal all levels have
disappeared this year the most in any
category.
"For every job lost in the public sector,
Florida gained two jobs in the private sec-
tor," Scott said.
The construction industry, which has
lost 17,600 jobs this year, wasn't one of
those referred to by the governor.
The leisure and hospitality industry is
the fastest growing job sector in Florida
with an increase of 46,400 jobs, and private
education and health care also reported
adding 22,200 jobs.
Hendry County in Southwest Florida
had the highest unemployment with 17.9
percent of its workforce idled, followed
by Flagler County in east-central Florida
with 14.9 percent while Monroe County
reported the lowest at 6.7 percent. Polk
County's figure is the 13th highest unem-
ployment rate in the state.


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Alexander named

chairman of three

committees

State Sen. JD Alexander was named to
eight Senate committees, three of which
he will sit on as chairman.
Two other senators representing
Polk County were named to a handful
of committees. Sen. Paula Dockery, R-
Lakeland, was appointed to five com-
mittees and Sen. Ronda Storms, R-Bran-
don, whose district serves part of Polk
County, will serve on six committees.
Alexander will be chairman of the
Budget, the Joint Legislative Budget
and the Rules committees in the next
session that starts in January. He will
also serve on the Agriculture, Banking
and Insurance, and Education Pre K-12
committees; the Rules Subcommittee
on Ethics and Elections; and the Budget
Subcommittee on Transportation,
Tourism and Economic Development
Appropriations.
Dockery will serve on the Agriculture
committee, Children, Families and
Elder Affairs committee, Rules Subcom-
mittee on Ethics and Elections, Budget
Subcommittee on Education Pre-K-12
Appropriations and Joint Committee on
Public Counsel Oversight.
Storms was appointed to serve on
the Transportation committee; Military
Affairs, Space and Domestic Security
Committee; Reapportionment Commit-
tee; Budget Subcommittee on Criminal
and Civil Justice Appropriations; and
the Joint Committee on Public Counsel
Oversight.


Nominations

sought for Citrus

Hall of Fame
Nominations are open for potential
inductees to the Florida Citrus Hall
of Fame, with induction ceremonies
scheduled to take place on Friday,
March 2, at Florida Southern College in
Lakeland.
The luncheon is co-sponsored by
Florida Citrus Mutual and the Florida
Department of Citrus.
This will mark the 50th anniversary of
the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame, which
began in Winter Haven in 1962 with the
induction of 17 members.
Additional activities for the weekend
are being planned to mark the Golden
Jubilee Celebration, including a Barbe-
cue Barn Bash in honor of citrus and
agriculture alumni from the University
of Florida and Florida Southern College;
a "Queen for a Day" Luncheon honor-
ing former Florida Citrus Queens and
representatives of the industry; and a
Citrus Scramble Golf Outing.
The weekend will conclude with a
Golden Jubilee Dinner Gala on Satur-
day, March 3, honoring all Hall of Fame
members and their families, highlighted
by a special "Golden Memories" display.
Eligible nominees for the Hall of
Fame are leaders who have made
significant contributions to the Florida
citrus industry in these fields: pioneers,
harvesting, packing, processing, mar-
keting, scientific and/or education.
The deadline for nominations is Dec.
1 and all nominations must include a
photo. Any nominations received after
this date will be considered for the
following year. Nomination forms are
available by calling Brenda Eubanks
Burnette at (561) 351-4314 or by visiting
the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame website
at www.FloridaCitrusHallofFame.com.
Completed applications must include
a photo and may be e-mailed to: jack-
son71344@yahoo.com or BBurnel003@
aol.com. Hard copies should be sent to
Florida Citrus Hall of Fame, P. O. Box 89,
Lakeland, FL 33802.
For more information, contact either
John Jackson at jackson71344@yahoo.
comrn or Burnette at 561-351-4314 or
BBurnel003@aol.com.


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FEELING


Where to get poked in Polk


It's flu shot season and


there are plenty


of places to get them


By DIANE NICHOLS
DNICHOLS @POLKCOUNTYDEMOCRAT.COM
With summer fading into fall, it's time to take a
moment out of our busy schedules and get our-
selves a flu shot, medical experts say. The annual
vaccination is the best way to prevent contract-
ing the virus, which affects up to 20 percent of the
population.
Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory
illness caused by influenza viruses. It spreads from
person to person and can cause mild to severe ill-
ness. More than 200,000 people are hospitalized
from flu-related complications and 3,300 to 48,600
flu-related deaths are reported each year.
Those who should get vaccinated against influ-
enza are all persons who want to reduce the risk of
becoming ill with the virus or of transmitting influ-
enza to others, health officials report. All children
from 6 months through 18 years of age should also
get the vaccine, as well as anyone 6 months of age
and older with certain chronic medical conditions
such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease, a compro-
mised immune system or with a condition that can
compromise respiratory function. Another prime
population would be pregnant women and people
who live with, care for or come into close contact
with persons at risk such as health care profession-
als and residents of nursing homes.
Getting your flu shot is now easier than ever as
most pharmacies and clinics are offering the vac-
cine on a walk-in or by appointment basis.
Area locations, hours and price comparisons for
those who do not have health insurance, include:
CVS Pharmacy All locations in Bartow, Lake-
land, Auburndale, Winter Haven, Haines City and
Davenport.
By going to www.cvs.com/Flu-Shots, you can
check the online calendar for dates and times to
get a flu shot. You may also book an appointment
online or get vaccinated on a walk-in basis. If the
store you have chosen is a 24-hour location, ad-
ditional overnight appointments may be available
between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. The cost of the shot is
$29.95 that must be paid in cash if you do not have
health insurance.
Walmart Supercenter, 1050 Van Fleet Drive, Bar-
tow; 2120 U.S. Highway 92 West, Auburndale; 1041
U.S. Highway 27 N., Avon Park.


FILE PHOTO
The blue badge of courage: A patient wears a bandage over her
flu shot.
You may take advantage of the Walmart Flu Shot
Clinic from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. The cost is $25 and no
appointment is required. There is no co-pay or out-
of-pocket expense for Medicare Part B as long as
Part B is your primary insurance provider. Walmart
will also accept most insurance programs. Their
extensive website can be found at www.walmart.
com/Pharmacy to find available services, frequently
asked questions about the flu and the vaccine, an
influenza risk calculator and more.
Publix Pharmacy, all locations
Flu shots are offered in the pharmacy with no
appointment needed. The cost is $30 for those that
do not have insurance. Medicare Part B and many
other insurance plans accepted. You may go to their
website at www.publix.com/flu/ or call 1-877-FLU-
8100 for more information.
Walgreens, all locations
You may walk in at your convenience or schedule
an appointment online by going to www.walgreens.


Parkview Medical Clinic helps put clients on path to health


A $100,000 grant from Blue Cross and
Blue Shield of Florida Foundation will
make it possible for Parkview Medical
Clinic to expand provision of medical
services to medically needy persons in
Haines City.
The grant was made during the an-
nual Business and Industry Awards
Luncheon of the Haines City Northeast
Polk County Regional Chamber of Com-
merce on Sept. 15.
Since 2002, Parkview Medical Clinic has
helped low-income, uninsured adults and
children in Haines City access needed
health care services. Using volunteer phy-
sicians, nurses and other medical profes-
sionals and community volunteers, the
clinic provides free primary care services
to financially eligible patients.
When appropriate, the nonprofit clinic


connects patients to "medical homess"
utilizing health care services provided
through the Polk Health Care Plan, and
to federally qualified primary care clinics
such as Central Florida Health Care.
Limited volunteer specialist physician
services are provided through association
with the Polk County We Care network
and local specialist physician volunteers.
Lab services are provided by Heart of
Florida Regional Medical Center.
Patients get help in accessing prescrip-
tion assistance programs through West
Central Florida Health Council's MedNet
Program. The clinic is covered under the
sovereign immunity of the state through
the Florida Department of Health.
Paul Senft, deputy director of the
Haines City Economic Development
Council and a former Polk County com-


missioner, called Parkview "a well-kept
secret in Haines City. We are proud of
the wonderful work this clinic is doing
by providing care to hard working, low-
income members of our community
that find themselves in need of medical
care. I have known the leaders of this
organization for some years and the
quality of care that these patients are
receiving is excellent."
Roosevelt Thomas, chairman of the
Board for Parkview Medical Clinic,
said, "Combined with the support of
our faithful volunteers and community
partners such as the Polk County Board
of County Commissioners, Polk County
Health Department, Heart of Florida
Regional Medical Center, First Presbyte-
rian Church and First Christian Church-
es of Haines City, and others unnamed


we are able to serve many Haines City
community members.
He said the grant will be disbursed
over the next three years and will al-
low Parkview Medical Clinic to expand
clinic operations and increase access
to.primary care, health education and
referrals to specialty care.
Specifically, funds will be applied to
salaries for a health system navigator, as
well as medical supplies and equipment.
"The BCBSF Foundation is com-
mitted to the health and well-being
of Floridians and their communities,"
said Susan Towler, vice president of the
BCBSF Foundation. "Parkview Medical
Clinic continues to fill a critical need in
the community for accessible medical
services. We are honored to help them
serve the people who need it most."


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com/flu. Walgreens accepts most insurance plans
and will send your doctor a copy of your immuniza-
tion record upon request. If you have Medicare Part
B, you will have no out-of-pocket cost. For those
who do not have insurance, expect to pay $31.99 for
the vaccination. For those 65 and older, a stronger
vaccine is given priced at $48.99.
Target Pharmacy, all locations
You must be 18 years of age or older to receive
a flu shot at Target. No appointment is necessary
and shots are offered Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-7
p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday from
11 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost of the shot is $25 and most
insurance plans are accepted. To find out more visit
their website at www.target.com
Polk County Health Department
To get information on seasonal flu clinics hosted
by the Polk County Health Department, you may
call the program office at 863-519-8242 or visit their
website at www.mypolkchd.org. They will offer
flu shots at several area locations throughout the
months of September and October. Appointments
are "strongly encouraged" by visiting www.vaxcare.
com. The cost of the shot is $25. Medicare Part B is
accepted as payment with pre-verification prior to
service rendered. HMOs and PPOs are not accepted.
Only those 6 months of age and older will be vac-
cinated.
Flu season typically peaks in Florida from August
through March. Symptoms include body aches,
headaches, sore throat and fever. Complications
from the flu can include bacterial pneumonia, ear
or sinus infections, dehydration, and worsening of
chronic medical conditions.
Central Florida experienced a major flu epidemic
last winter with some hospitals reportedly seeing 17
times their usual number of patients. With the state
receiving so many visitors from across the country,
flu activity can typically spike in and around tourist
areas. Physicians recommend for added protection
against contracting the virus, people should wash
their hands frequently and stay away from those
coughing or showing signs of sickness.
"I just got my flu shot at Walmart the other day,"
said Vicki Striker of Bartow. "I hate needles and all,
but it's well worth it. I've gotten it every year for the
last six years and I've yet to catch the flu. Why take
the risk if there's something that can protect you?"


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Tummala joins

Radiology and

Imaging

Specialists
Dr. Venkat P. Tummala has joined
Radiology and Imaging Specialists in
Lakeland as a board-certified radiolo-
gist.
Tummala completed his residency in
diagnostic radiology at Michigan State
University/FAME in Flint, and com-
pleted his surgical in-
ternship at University
of Miami in Miami,
Fla. He has a fellow-
ship in vascular and
interventional radiol-
ogy from University
of Miami Jackson
Memorial Hospital in
Miami, Fla.
He is a member of
American College of
Radiology, Society of
Interventional Radi- Dr. Venkat P.
ology and Radiologi- Tummala
cal Society of North
America.
Radiology and Imaging Special-
ists is physician-owned and has been
providing medical imaging service
for more than 40 years. RIS has more
than 20 board-certified radiologists,
many of whom are sub-specialized. RIS
advanced imaging services include:
PET/CT scan; multi-slice CT; MRI,
ultrasound; nuclear medicine; digital
mammography; bone densitometry
and conventional x-rays. Its facilities in
Lakeland and Plant City are all accred-
ited. RIS subsidiaries and locations are
RIS Central Office, Upright Open MRI,
Women's Imaging Center, Lakeland
Vascular Institute, Vein Care Specialists,
Plant City Imaging and RIS's newest
location in South Lakeland.
The.new office in Emerald Plaza at
3021 Highlands Road offers X-ray and
ultrasound services. Hospital affilia-
tions include Lakeland Regional Medi-
cal Center, Bartow Regional Medical
Center, Winter Haven Hospital, Bert
Fish Medical Center and South Florida
Baptist Hospital.
For more information visit the web-
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Feeling Fit


Hope Hospice offers grief support groups


To help anyone in the commu-
nity who may experience grief, Hope
Hospice professional grief counselors
conduct bereavement support groups.
The counselors offer suggestions on
alleviating grief and stress, how to cope
with change, how to avoid disappoint-
ment, and more.
Three groups are offered:
Lakeland: Hope Hospice office, Tues-
days, 5:30 -7 p.m., 1525 Lakeland Hills
Blvd., 688-4715.
Bartow: Bartow Public Library, small
meeting room, Wednesdays, 10:30-
11:30 a.m., 2150 South Broadway,
688-4715.
Lake Wales: Lake Wales Public
Library, downstairs meeting room,
Monday, 10:30 a.m.-noon, 290 Cypress
Gardens Lane, 688-4715.

Walk To End
Alzheimer's coming
Walk to End Alzheimer's is planned
Saturday, Oct. 29, at Lake Mirror Prom-
enade in Lakeland. Nearly 650 people
from Polk County are expected at this
year's event to raise awareness and
money to fight Alzheimer's disease, orga-
nizers said.
Walk to End Alzheimer's participants
will take part in a 1.5-mile walk and
will learn more about Alzheimer's dis-
ease, advocacy opportunities, clinical
trial enrollment, and support programs
and services of the Alzheimer's Associa-
tion.
Each walker will join in a tribute
ceremony to honor those affected by
Alzheimer's disease.
To start or join a team visit http://alz.
org/walk or call 863-292-9210 or 800-
272-3900.

Birth preparation class
The Regency is offering a four-week
Birth Preparation Workshop.
Class focuses on physical and mental
preparation for labor and birth.
Evening classes are 7-9:15 p.m. Sat-
urday classes are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Classes
will be held Oct. 3-24, Nov. 8-29, Nov.
12, Dec. 1-22.
Pre-registration is required and space
is limited. The fee is $40 per couple if
delivering at Regency Medical Center
and $65 if delivering elsewhere.
Students should plan to take the class
three to four weeks before they are due.
For registration and information call
863-294-7020.

Childbirth classes online
Regency Center for Women & Infants
now offers Online Childbirth Education
classes.
The first such program in Central
Florida, the class offers an alternative for
expectant parents who cannot attend


conventional childbirth classes. The class
is ideal if mom has to be on bed rest or if
there are scheduling conflicts.
The online class is an interactive,
web-based program that includes ani-
mated illustrations and videos.
Call Regency Education Services at
863-294-7026 for information.

Schoen selected employee
of month at medical center
Todd Schoen, charge nurse in the
Emergency Department, was named
Employee of the Month for August at
Lake Wales Medical Center.
He has been with
LWMC since April 2009.
In nominating him, a
-co-worker wrote, "Not
only is he compassionate, ...
caring and hardworking, O
but he goes above and
beyond with every patient -.
encounter to ensure the Schoen
patient is comfortable.
Todd is a respected leader in the ER.
His clinical skills and nursing bedside
manner are terrific. He is a resource for
many, and often will call the ER at night
simply to check on the Department."

Patterson promoted at
medical center
Tierra Patterson has been named
quality improvement coordinator at
Lake Wales Medical Center, Quality
Director Janet Stovall said.
Tierra, who formerly served as
administrative assistant in the de-
partment, holds a bachelor's degree
in health sciences, and a license in
healthcare risk management. Camrin
Smith has been named the new admin-


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istrative assistant in the department.

Watson hires
eye care specialist
Dr. Srinivas S. lyengar has joined
Watson Clinic as an eye care specialist.
As an ophthalmic plastic surgeon,
lyengar performs routine
ophthalmology services,
as well as a variety of sur-
gical procedures involving
the eyelid, tear drainage
system and eye socket.
He also sees patients for
cosmetic eyelid surgery,
Botox injections and facial
fillers, Latisse, revisional Lynegar
eyelid surgery, eyelid tu-
mors and eyelid/orbital trauma.
lyengar received his medical degree
from the University of Colorado in
Denver, and performed his surgical in-
ternship at Exempla St. Joseph Hospital
there. His residency in ophthalmology
was at the University of Kansas.
lyengar spent a year traveling abroad
teaching ophthalmology around the
globe with ORBIS International as part of
their Flying Eye Hospital Team. He then
completed a two-year fellowship, spon-
sored by the Society of Ophthalmic Plas-
tic and Reconstructive Surgery, in orbital
and oculofacial surgery at Eyesthetica in
Los Angeles.
He is board-certified in ophthalmol-
ogy by the American Board of Oph-
thalmology, and is a member of the
American Academy of Ophthalmology,
the Association for Research and Vision
in Ophthalmology, the Florida Medi-
cal Assn. and the Polk County Medical
Assn.
He will work at Watson Clinic's main
location on 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd.


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Hospital expanding care to women and children


Winter Haven Hospital Foundation has
established a new charitable fund dedi-
cated to expanding access to medical care
for women and children in Polk County.
Proceeds raised from the upcom-
ing Winter Haven Hospital Foundation
Gala on Nov. 10 will be contributed to
the new fund. Beyond that, the founda-
tion is expanding its efforts to work with
philanthropic-minded organizations and
individuals to address the unique health-
care needs of local women and children.
The Foundation's Women & Children's
Fund initially will use its resources to
target initiatives for "talent, technology,
training and facility improvements,"
at the Regency Center for Women and
Infants, said Eric Adamson, chairman of


the foundation's board of trustees.
"We want to make sure that we have
the best available personnel, state-
of-the-art facilities/technology and
the most well-trained staff that we
can find," Adamson said. "This is the
product of months of discussion by the
leaders of our foundation, our hospital
and our community. The consensus
among our trustees is we must take this
next step as an organization to continue
to create the world-class healthcare that
all of us want."
In 2006, the Regency Center for
Women and Infants was awarded the
national Premier Award for Quality for
Maternal and Neonatal Care.
The award recognized Regency as a


national leader in healthcare, achiev-
ing excellence in both quality of care
and operational efficiency. In 2007, the
Regency celebrated its 20th anniversary
and the fact that more than 37,000 ba-
bies had been delivered since its open-
ing. That number today exceeds 40,000.
Roughly 2,000 babies are born each
year at the Regency. Of those, about 300
babies each year require the services of
the Regency's Level II neo-natal inten-
sive care unit, or NICU. The NICU spe-
cializes in care for premature infants,
defined as birth before the 37th week of
gestation.
"We recognize that providing health-
care services to women and children is
a unique proposition and that there are


circumstances where a special setting
may be beneficial or that a particular
service should be offered in a distinctive
way," Lance Anastasio, president and
CEO of Winter Haven Hospital, said.
"That's why the effort to create a special
fund is so important. We can train our
focus on this critical area of need in a
directed, purposeful way."
Lynn Oakley, a foundation trustee
and chair of the Gala Planning Com-
mittee, said, "We are very excited about
bringing this new focus to the mem-
bers of our community who attend the
Gala. Creating services that address the
special healthcare needs of women and
children is something around which we
can all rally."


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Although commonly associated with the
heart and brain, atherosclerosis can affect a
body right down to its toes.
Peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, occurs
when blood vessels in the legs are narrowed
or blocked by fatty deposits decreasing the
flow of oxygen.
'According to the National Institutes of
Health, one in every 20 Americans older
than 50 has PAD. If left untreated, it can
lead to lower limb amputation and death,"
said Katy Rowland, chief clinical officer
for National Healing Corporation whose
nationwide Wound Healing Centers treat
chronic wounds with underlying condi-
tions of the disease as well as perform tests
for PAD and counsel patients on how to
manage the illness.
People with PAD are also at increased
risk of heart attack and stroke and are six
times more likely to die within 10 years
than those without the disease. The fact


that the majority of patients with PAD show
no symptoms in part led the U.S. Senate
to declare September as Peripheral Arterial
Disease Awareness Month in 2007.
There are many noninvasive tests to
detect PAD. Treatments include making life-
style changes to reduce risk, taking medica-
tion to reduce blood pressure or thin the
blood, physical therapy, improved foot care,
advanced therapies such as hyperbaric oxy-
gen therapy and in extreme cases, surgery.
The local experts at Highlands Regional
Wound Center, a National Healing Corpora-
tion Wound Healing Center, outline com-
mon risk factors:
Slightly more men than women have
the disease and, according to the American
Heart Association, African-Americans have
higher incidences than other ethnic groups
as do people with a family history of hyper-
tension or atherosclerosis.
Because the disease develops gradually,


a much higher incidence is seen in elderly
patients.
The most common symptoms are pain
or cramping in one or both legs (often the
calf) that occurs with exercise and subsides
with rest as well as foot pain that strikes
when a patient is lying down in the face up
position.
Other signs and symptoms are chronic
toe and foot sores, numbness in the ex-
tremities, weakness and atrophy of the calf
muscle, a feeling of coldness in the legs or
feet, feet which turn pale when elevated or
dusky red in the dependent position and
hair loss on the top of the foot.
The American College of Physicians
states that not smoking or quitting is the
most important behavior to prevent PAD
or slow it down. According to the Periph-
eral Arterial Disease Coalition, smoking
even half a pack of cigarettes per day
may increase the risk of having PAD by


30 to 50 percent.
High blood levels of LDL cholesterol
and triglycerides and low blood levels of
HDL cholesterol are common risk factors.
Lifestyle changes for controlling cholesterol
levels include: eating less saturated fats and
cutting back on foods high in cholesterol,
increasing fiber in the diet, being more
physically active and losing weight
People with diabetes are two to four
times at greater risk for PAD than the gen-
eral population and it is important for those
with PAD to regulate blood glucose, blood
pressure and cholesterol levels. The Ameri-
can Diabetes Association recommends that
people who have diabetes and are over the
age of 50 be tested.
For information on managing PAD
and treating chronic or infected wounds,
contact Highlands Regional Wound and
Hyperbaric Center, 7200 S. George Blvd.,
Sebring, or call 863-382-2032.


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Gout diet not restrictive


DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Will you give
me information on the low-purine diet
for gout? C.J.
ANSWER: Years ago, before effective
gout medicines were available, diet was
the major treatment for gout. Now, with
modern medicines, diet doesn't play
such a big role.
Elevated blood uric acid sets the stage
for a gout attack. Uric acid infiltrates
joints as needle-shaped crystals. Most
uric acid comes from the recycling of
body cells, a daily process. Only a small
amount comes from food. It's still wise
for gout patients to take it easy on foods
that are high in purines, but they don't
have to be as strict about diet as former
patients had to be. Purines are the sub-
stances that produce uric acid.
Gout patients ought to scale back a
bit on meat and fish. Anchovies, organ
meats like liver and sweetbreads, and
gravies have lots of purines in them, and
should be taken only once in a while,
if at all. Patients need to watch the
amount of alcohol they drink. Beer, in
particular, often triggers a gout attack.
High-fructose corn syrup and table
sugar ought to be used in moderation.
Soft drinks have a large amount of high-
fructose corn syrup in them. These are
the only foods that bear some watching.
Milk and other dairy products lessen
the chance of gout attacks. All fruits
and vegetables can be eaten without
any restriction.
. Weight loss is important for over-
weight gout patients. That's about all
you need to know about the low-purine
diet for gout.
The gout pamphlet explains this quite
common and often misunderstood
illness. Readers can obtain 'a copy by
writing: Dr. Donohue No. 302, Box


536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. En-
close a check or money order (no cash)
for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the printed
name and address of the recipient.
Please allow four weeks for delivery.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 48 and
have been diagnosed with probable
tarsal tunnel syndrome. I had an MRI
scan. I have seen three podiatrists, one
neurologist and an orthopedic surgeon.
I currently am taking ibuprofen and
am seeing a physical therapist. I am
desperate to avoid surgery. As far as I
can see from research, the outcome of
surgery is not always positive. I be-
lieve physical therapy is causing more
inflammation. Can you recommend
physicians in my area who are knowl-
edgeable on this disease? M.S.
ANSWER: Tarsal tunnel syndrome
is the ankle's equivalent of the wrist's
carpal tunnel syndrome. In both,
there's compression of a large nerve
that passes through a tunnel of bones
and ligaments. In the ankle, the nerve
is the posterior tibial nerve. Pressure on
that nerve brings on numbness, burn-
ing pain or abnormal sensations in the
ankle, heel and the foot up to the toes.
Swelling in the tunnel through which
the nerves passes to enter the foot is


Less macho, more daddy


The hormonal roller coaster that
women ride during and after pregnancy
is well-known and well-documented.
Men, it's popularly presumed, just sit on
the sidelines, watching, maybe eating
popcorn and smiling sympathetically.
But a new study out of Northwest-
ern University suggests that guys in
particular, new fathers face their own
less-than-thrilling drop ... in
testosterone.
Researchers tested 465 men partici-
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Philippines in 1983 when the volunteers
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later, the measurements were repeated
with the same men; half had become
fathers.


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testosterone levels while new fathers
- those with a baby between 1 month
and 1 year showed levels dropping 30
percent on average. Hormone levels in
fathers of newborns declined four to five
times those in single men and twice as
much as fathers of older children.
Researchers suggest that, like new
mothers, new fathers adjust biologically
to their parenting role. "Newborn babies
come with really intense physical, emo-
tional and psychological changes," study
author Lee Gettler told LiveScience. "We
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the cause of the pain. Ibuprofen not
only reduces pain, but it also quiets
inflammation responsible for nerve
compression. An injection of cortisone
in the area of the nerve can be most
helpful when oral medicines are not.
You can call the local hospital for a
physiatrist (fizz-EYE-uh-trist), not a
psychiatrist. People get the two names
mixed up. Physiatrists are doctors who
specialize in the nonsurgical treatment
of many illnesses, especially bone and
joint illnesses.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My EKG
report, sent to me, says "left axis devia-
tion." Is that a big deal? M.Y.
ANSWER: It means that the electric
signal originating in the upper heart
chamber and responsible for each


heartbeat takes a different route to
reach the lower heart chambers, the
pumping chambers.
In the absence of symptoms, it's not
a dangerous thing. You don't have to
dwell on it. I take it you have a doctor
who ordered the EKG. That doctor will
follow up to see if you have any hidden
heart trouble. The condition is not an
emergency situation.
Dr Donohue regrets that he is unable
to answer individual letters, but he will
incorporate them in his column.when-
ever possible. Readers may write him
or request an order form of available
health newsletters at PO. Box 536475,
Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Readers may
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USF Poly could be state Sen. JD Alexander's legacy college


By KRIS HUNDLEY and KIM WILMATH
ST. PETERSBURG TIMES
Heads turned when the man who
controls the state's budget dropped
by a meeting in Miami last week of
the board that oversees Florida's uni-
versity system.
State Sen. JD Alexan-
der, a Republican from
Lake Wales and.head of
the Senate Budget Com- .
mittee, wasn't on the
agenda. But a matter of
critical importance to
him was: a proposal to
make USF Polytechnic in ALEXANDER
his home county of Polk
an independent institution.
"I heard there might be a couple of
questions on funding, so I decided to
stop by," Alexander said casually as
he took the podium.
He assured Florida's Board of
Governors that the costs of trans-
forming the commuter college into
an independent polytechnic, capable
of churning out engineers and math
majors, would be "very minimal com-
pared to the return for the people of
Florida."
Indeed, the cost of not approving it
might be more than the board and
the 11 universities that rely on Alexan-
der for funding are willing to bear.
Saying legislators will always find
money for educational programs that
put people to work, Alexander sug-
gested he might take a harder look at
some liberal arts programs.
"If you really scrub the numbers,
there could be degree programs
somebody can't find a job in," he
warned. "But if you've got a polytech
that can revolutionize training and
help grow the economy, that's an-
other thing."
Time is of the essence for Alexan-
der. He will be forced out of office by
term limits at the end of 2012. And
five board members leave at year's
end, meaning the proposal would
have to be reintroduced in January
if no decision is made at the board's
next meeting in November, when it is
set to discuss the proposal again.
Rick Dantzler, a former state legis-
lator from Winter Haven, has known
Alexander for decades and thinks he's
looking to leave a legacy.
"I assume JD sees this as something
he can be very proud of long-term,"
Dantzler said. "He's told me that in
a term-limited environment, you
sometimes have to be a little heavy-
handed or you run out of time before
you can get anything done."
* *
In throwing his considerable clout
behind a new university, Alexander,
52, appears to be carving out the next
notch in a family tradition. He's the
grandson of legendary Florida ranch-


er and citrus grower Ben Hill Griffin
Jr., whose name is emblazoned on the
stadium at the University of Florida.
His uncle, Ben Hill Griffin III, has a
hall named after him at Florida Gulf
Coast University in Fort Myers, which
was built on land donated by the
family.
Alexander, a multimillionaire who
runs two family-controlled compa-
nies with vast land holdings in Polk
and southwest Florida, last week de-
nied that he stands to gain financially
from an independent USF Poly. "I
have no property closer than 10 miles
away," he said, referring to a strug-
gling housing development in Winter
Haven in which he is a partner.
Alexander has represented Polk
County since 1998 and has long been
.a strong supporter of USF Polytech,
which now shares a campus in Lake-
land with Polk State College. Alexan-
der was instrumental in getting land
along Interstate 4 for the new campus
in 2003 and securing $35 million this
year to start construction the only
new-construction money for univer-
sities not vetoed by Gov. Rick Scott.
Now Alexander wants to see the
commuter school, which has about
1,660 students and graduates, mostly
business and elementary education
majors, transformed into an indepen-
dent university churning out engi-
neers and math majors.
It's a vision, Alexander told the
Board of Governors, that is "funda-
mentally at odds with the general
consensus of what USF is," hence the
need for separation.
In 2007, a consultant hired by the Board
of Governors warned against political
interference in choosing university sites.
"A new campus is a prize indeed
for any community and a feather
in the cap of any legislator who can
deliver one," said the Pappas Con-
sulting Group report. "Often the most
'misplaced' campuses were in rural,
thinly populated areas where legisla-
tive power resided."
Alexander's power was evident in
his ability to get community lead-
ers on the secession bandwagon. In
late July, Wayne Watters, a longtime
Polk County resident and lobbyist
with ties to Alexander, asked dozens
of community leaders to sign a letter
supporting the split. He gathered
more than two dozen signatures, in-
cluding that of Publix Vice Chairman
Barney Barnett, in a matter of days.
The authorship of the letter, which
cites "regional needs and priorities"
as rationale for independence, is
unknown; Watters, who had several
clients among the signers, did not
return a call for comment.
Victor B. Story Jr., a Babson Park
citrus grower, signed the letter
despite clashing recently with Alex-


PHOTO BY ST. PETERSBURG TIMES


A USF billboard advertising a new campus sits near the eastern end of the Polk Parkway and 1-4.
The USF-Poly campus is entertaining a proposal to separate from USF.


ander over major changes the legisla-
tor rammed through at the Florida
Department of Citrus.
"The senator doesn't worry about
style points he doesn't have time
for tea and crumpets, he's more
interested in results," Story said.
"But overall, he's represented me, my
industry and my county well."
David Touchton is a certified public
accountant and member of the Cen-
tral Florida Development Council,
which was recently asked to support
independence for USF Poly. Touch-
ton, 68 and a Polk County native,
declined. He worries that a "me-too
attitude" has prevented supporters
from asking hard questions.
"They tell me it will be better for
economic development, but I said
show me how, show me the study,"
said Touchton, who graduated from


USF's Tampa campus in 1965. "I can-
not think of a good reason to lose
USF's footprint in Polk County."
0* *
Before community leaders had even
mailed their letter to the board, Alex-
ander was telling the Tiger Bay Club in
Bartow that USF Polytechnic "needs to
become Florida Polytechnic" during
his last term in the Legislature.
During that same speech on July
25, Alexander said he wished he'd
been able to be successful without so
many conflicts. But he claimed to be
driven by a higher goal: "To lay out
the strategic foundation to change
the economic future of our region
and to help our children-and .grand-
children want to live here and have
opportunities. I think we've made
amazing progress in making those
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Florida is much more than white, sandy beaches

Agriculture plays an important role in state's economy,


By ADAM PUTNAM
FLORIDA COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE
When many think of Florida, white
sandy beaches, blue waters and bright
sunshine come to mind. Given the
important role it plays in the state's
economy, agriculture should be top of
mind as well. There are 47,500 farms,
approximately 766,000 individuals and
more than 9.2 million acres of land
that make up Florida agriculture and
contribute more than $100 billion to
the state's economy.

Adam Putnam



Florida CommissionerofAgriculture


Florida farmers produce nearly 300
commodities during the state's year-
round growing season. Florida is the
nation's leading producer of oranges,
grapefruit, sugarcane for sugar and
seed, fresh market snap beans, fresh
market tomatoes, fresh market cucum-
bers, squash, watermelons and sweet
corn. It is second in the production of
tangerines, strawberries, bell peppers
and cucumbers for pickles. The state
takes fourth place in the production of
honey.
Agriculture is especially important in
Central Florida, where citrus, cattle and


sod production generate approximately
$400 million each year. Polk, Hardee,
Highlands and DeSoto counties rank as
some of the most productive agricul-
tural counties in the state. Collectively,
more than 60 percent of the land across
these counties is used for agricul-
tural purposes and more than 10,000
residents are employed by this vibrant
industry.
Given its importance in this area,
protecting these vulnerable com-
modities from various threats, includ-
ing pests and diseases, is one of the
Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services' top priorities.
The Department is focused on finding
new and innovative ways to detect and
prevent the spread of citrus canker,
greening, H1N1 and exotic Newcastle
disease.
Under the state's Citrus Health
Response Program (CHRP), the Depart-
ment works with the U.S. Department
of Agriculture and industry leaders to
protect the Florida citrus industry from
pest and disease challenges.
Recent accomplishments of the
CHRP program include the approval
to move citrus nursery stock to other
markets, improvements in citrus psyl-
lid biological control mass rearing
techniques, a renewed effort to abate
abandoned citrus acreage that pose a
nuisance to citrus production areas, the
implementation of an urban outreach
program to educate the public about
citrus diseases and what can be done to
manage them and prevent their spread
into commercial areas, and the devel-
opment of Citrus Health Management


Areas (CHMA).
The CHMA program, which is a part-
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Tomkow sees cattle everywhere

Action busy on Tuesdays at Livestock Market, but that's the only day people see all the work


By CATHERINE PALMER
CORRESPONDENT
Lakeland's Dave Tomkow sees cattle'
everywhere, hundreds of them, on his
own land, his leased land and most im-
portantly on a seven-acre site off U.S.
Highway 92 east of Lakeland.
Tomkow and his brother Mike see
hundreds of cattle every Tuesday when
they are sold at the brothers' Cattlemen
Livestock Auction Market.
Selling cattle has been a family affair
since the 1980s when Tomkow's father
bought the livestock market from the
McCollums, who started it in 1951.
Since Florida is a cow-calf state,
which means the cattle are only raised
until they reach a certain weight, most
of the cattle bred and raised in the state
are sold to out-of-state buyers through


local brokers, Tomkow said.
"They buy them here and ship them
somewhere where feed costs are lower
to finish them," he said.
The mostly crossbreed cattle are de-
livered to the auction market on Mon-
days and early on Tuesdays, and the
sale starts at noon. Cattle are sold at a
rate of about 170 an hour, according to
the veteran rancher and marketer.
"Today's markets are pretty good," he
said. "Nationwide, cattle production is
low, so those produced are bringing up
the demand and the price."
According to the cattleman, dur-
ing the last six or seven years some of
Florida's prized.pasture lands were sold
to developers, which resulted in many
ranchers who stayed in the business
cutting their herds.
"The cost of operations just went up,


for our customers and for us," Tomkow
said. "So, with fewer cows on the mar-
ket, the prices have gone up."
And Tomkow's job, he says, is to
"work for the seller" and get top dollar
for each and every head sold. The cattle
are usually sold in groups, but can be
sold individually, depending on the
seller's request.
"They are sold by the pound and oc-
casionally we have to reweigh one, or
if a cow comes in the owner thinks is
pregnant, we'll do an individual sale."
The average weight of a cow sold is
400-500 pounds, he adds, and each
animal is weighed prior to the sale.
Tomkow says the average sale is about
800 head.
While the.Tomkows see hundreds of
cattle every Tuesday, that's nothing new
to them.


"We've got about 1,000 head our-
selves," he explains. "So we know how
important it is to the seller that we get
him top money for his cows."
He adds the price gained at auction
can decide what the rancher's herd size
next year will be.
"If they don't get enough money for
their cows, they may have to cut their
herds for next year," he said.
The auction/market isn't just teeming
with cattle on Mondays and Tuesdays.
"We have about 25 employees on sale
days, including the auctioneers," he
said.
While the vast majority of the mar-
ket's sales are in cattle, Tomkow says,
they occasionally sell a horse or two.
"But that's unusual," he adds.
He's just happy to see cattle, lots of
cattle.


Agriculture may be the silent giant in Florida


By CATHERINE PALMER
CORRESPONDENT
While most Florida news focuses on
the tourist trade, a silent giant keeps a
majority of four Central Florida coun-
ties going in tough economic times.
The state's silent supporter is mostly
low key, but agriculture in Florida uses


10 million acres of Florida land, gener-
ates billions in annual income and
provides almost 800,000 jobs.
These farms cover more than one
and a half million acres and generate
a wide variety of crops and livestock,
making Florida a leader in agribusiness
that feeds some $100 billion into the
state's economy and $3 billion in state
and local taxes.
According to the Florida
Department of Agriculture,
there are 47,500 farms in
the state, with 2,768 in Polk
County, 1,081 in Hardee,
832 in Highlands and just
over 1,000 in DeSoto. Most
of these farms average from
200-500 acres each.
In Polk County, agricul-
ture generates more than
$16 billion in economic
impact and takes up almost
half its land.
In Florida:
Polk ranks:
Second in orange pro-
duction on 85,498 acres
Third in grapefruit pro-
duction on 6,081 acres
Fourth in attle and
calves, with 99,823 head

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By CATHERINE PALMER
CORRESPONDENT
Citrus is in the blood. At least it's in
G. Ellis Hunt Jr.'s blood. He's lived it
all his life, worked at it all his life and
loved it all his life.
Hunt, one of Lake Wales' Hunt Broth-
ers, is a third-
generation grower,
racking up 35
years of watching
his groves, count-
ing his harvest
and doing his
part to improve
the industry. He
not only man-
ages groves and
markets fruit but
represents the
Heartland on the Ellis Hunt
state's Citrus Com-
mission.
Hunt Brothers has 2,500 acres of
groves in Lake Wales along with an-
other 2,500 acres to the south of Polk
County in LaBelle and Immokalee, so
Ellis Hunt walks the walk and talks the
talk.
"People love the business," he says,
"and have pride in it. "My family has
been growing since 1922 and we all
work together. We have a big family and
all want to do this. We work very hard
to stay in business."
And, according to the grower, that's
a little harder to do these days. He says


the increased cost of diesel fuel in the
past two years has affected operations.
"Everything we do is diesel-pow-
ered."
He explains that without abundant
rain, new plantings need to be watered,
driving up the amount of time the
pumps have to work. And the pumps
run on diesel fuel.
"We can't pass that cost on, so it af-
fects our bottom line."
Hunt Brothers grows several varieties
of oranges, tangerines and grapefruit.
And, it's not easy. He says today's
economic climate has had an affect on
retail sales.
"When people have limited budgets,
things become a matter of individual
priority. Orange juice still is one of the
top food values in the world. We hope
it stays on the top 10 list for grocery
purchases," Hunt says.
Besides the escalating cost of opera-
tions related to fuel, Hunt says there
are two major issues facing growers:
citrus greening and a stable legal work-
force.
Citrus greening is a virus spread by
insects that affects the quality of the
fruit and ultimately kills the tree. Hunt
explains that while older trees are more
resistant to the virus, the additional
spraying for the psyllids that spread the
disease adds to the cost of production.
He likened the greening disease to HIV
in humans.
"One of the biggest problems we
have is keeping the insects under


The Hunt family.
control," he said, "But when there are
more than 140,000 abandoned and
unsprayed groves where the psyllids
are unchecked, the slightest breeze can
spread them to a healthy grove."
He added that the Florida Citrus
Commission has made the halt of the
disease a number one priority. He also
said there are studies under way to
develop the means both to control the
insects and to kill the virus.
The second issue, according to Hunt,
is the ability for growers to maintain a
stable legal workforce.
He maintains that better immigra-
tion programs for guest workers could
facilitate harvests and alleviate growers'
concerns about properly-documented
migrant workers. Hunt Brothers has a


seasonal high of 250 employees in its
workforce.
Despite the issues, Hunt says he
recognizes the prominence agriculture
plays in both the state's and the nation's
future.
"We have to protect our commodities
production," he said. "If we lose them,
there is a downward domino effect.
We have to provide safe and abundant
food production for the preservation of
all that we have in this country."
He also says many people "don't
realize and appreciate what agriculture
does for them. Not only do we provide
food for the table, but we provide green
space, water quality and oxygen re-
charge. That's why it is all so important,
and important to me and my family."


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Take that Georgia, Polk farmer plants peach trees


By BILL RETTEW JR.
BRETTEW@LAKEWALESNEWS.COM
Farmer Clint Updike of Sunny Florida
Peach Company in Alturas is making
fundamental changes.
Updike oversees 37 Polk County
acres of peaches the quintessential
Georgia fruit. He hopes to take delivery
this week and plant another 15,000
peach trees on an additional 200 acres.
He expects the resets or seedlings will
produce a money-making crop within
two years.
Most of the '
pitted fruit will [
replace long- I
established orange -
groves.
Farmers don't
typically make a
profit on new or-
ange plantings for
four to five years.
The farmer hires
24 full time em-
ployees and leases
large tracts of land -
from property
owners. Clint Updike
"There's not
going to be a
town left in the county that won't have
peaches," said Updike.
Mercy Olmstead, assistant professor
of the horticultural sciences depart-
ment at University of Florida in Gaines-
ville, said the Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences had cultivated a
handful of peach varieties for growers
south of Interstate 4.
"Citrus is king and will continue to
be king in the state of Florida," said
Olmstead. "Peaches will not replace
citrus but is a good diversification for


the farm."
She said there are 24 different variet-
ies of peaches that can be grown in
Florida temperatures.
Updike said a year-old reset or new
tree will produce eight to 15 pounds of
fruit and a 2-year-old tree will yield 40-
50 pounds, or enough fruit within two
years to yield a quicker profit.
"It's like eating a tangelo," said Up-
dike. "You get dirty eating it."
Growing peaches in Polk County
is "a perfect fit" for the crop requir-
ing less chemicals and fertilizer than
citrus groves do, while using the same
irrigation system, said Updike. Updike
is one of several peach farmers in Polk
County, an industry that started here in
the 1990s.
Farmers are at risk. Updike said there
is no insurance available to Florida
peach farmers. Last year a hail storm
wiped out Updike's crop.
"It's a big, huge gamble we're mak-
ing here," said Updike about Sunshine
State peach farmers who have grown
the fuzzy fruit since the mid-1990s.
But the rewards can be high, said
Olmstead.
Florida peaches are the first domestic
ones on supermarket shelves, while
commanding two and a half times
higher prices than ones grown to the
north of the state line. Georgia peaches
are worth 80 cents a pound, while
Florida fruit collects $2 a pound.
Olmstead said that harvesting of
Florida peaches is delayed, with newly
developed varieties spending longer
on the tree than California fruit which
needs to be shipped longer distances.
More time on the tree results in a more
favorable, juicier peach, with more
sugar.
"Consumers are used to being able to


Long thought of as Georgia's domain, peaches are becoming more popular in Florida. Grower
Clint Updike of Sunny Florida Peach Co. says Florida peaches are so juicy "you get dirty eating
them"'


access fruits and vegetables year round
in supermarkets, including apples and
celery," said Olmstead. "And consumers
have come to expect that from other
fruits and vegetables."
The new IFAS varieties of Florida


peaches require from 100-200 "chill
units" or hours of temperatures from
32 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
Polk County temperatures are suit-
able to create buds on trees and then
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Polk may be going peachy


Peach farming shows


potential in this area


By CATHERINE PALMER
CORRESPONDENT


A year ago, former Polk County home
builder and real estate developer Sean
Harper made what could be a life-
altering decision. He opted to replace
frost-killed orange trees with Florida's
up-and-coming money crop:
Peaches.
He took the plunge when economic
pressures adversely affected the hous-
ing sales and production market.
"I had to look for other revenue
sources, and since my family had


always been farmers, I opted to go back
to my roots."
After many hours of research, Harper
wound up planting designer peaches
- two varieties genetically designed by
the University of Florida to flourish in
the state's center farmlands.
"We planted UF Sun and Tropic
Beauty, and, so far, they are doing real
well."
Harper's first 1,200 trees are divided
into orchards on Gandy Road and Gan-
dy Cemetery Road, just east of Bartow.
"We planted 1,200 in late spring of
last year," he says, "and now we are


expanding that to 2,400."
While you couldn't say this year's was
exactly a bumper crop, Harper said
his trees produced about 20 pounds
of fruit per tree, which he sold as U-
pick. He said the crop should steadily
increase as his trees mature. He
maintains his trees should double their
production this coming year and reach
the full production of about 90 pounds
of peaches per tree by 2015.
"We're hoping to sell commercially


this year as Sun Sweet Peaches," he
said, "but it will depend on the quantity
and quality of the crop."
Much of his crop was damaged by
hail storms in March, rendering it unfit
for commercial sale.
"But our U-pick was great. I just had
to explain to people that the cosmetic
damage was from the hail, not bugs."
Harper plans to sell his UF Sun

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By CATHERINE PALMER
CORRESPONDENT
Happiness is defined by Webster's
Dictionary as a pleasurable or satisfy-
ing experience.
Happiness Farms on County Road
621 East in Lake Placid is a Phypers
family, multi-generational operation
that helped define the small Highlands
County community.
About 40 years ago Paul Phypers, Sr.,
decided that flower farming wasn't for
him anymore and he leapt into growing
an unusual South American plant that
now claims Lake Placid as its capital of
the world.
Caladiums are a beautiful back yard
plant that had gone virtually unnoticed
by gardeners, because from all ac-
counts, it was not in plentiful supply.
In 1964, Phypers bought part of a
sod farm, added more acreage, and
Happiness Farms was born. It rapidly
became the largest caladium farm in
Lake Placid, and has been passed down
to Phypers' sons and their children.
Now at 400 acres, Happiness Farms
produces some 50 varieties of the hardy
bulb plants.
Happiness Farm's 40 employees start
the caladium process in April when the
caladiums are planted.
"They grow throughout the summer,"
Darlene Phypers explains, "and we har-
vest the bulbs in November and ship in
November and December."
The delicate leafy plants are pack-
aged on site and sold to garden centers,


The Phypers Family


brokers or direct to greenhouses, she
adds. Individuals also buy the bulbs at
the farm or via the company's website.
Lake Placid recently celebrated this
colorful leafed ornamental plant with
the annual Caladium Festival when
thousands of festival-goers take over
the community for one weekend every
August.
Darlene Phypers explains that part
of the caladium's appeal to gardeners
is the vast variety available. Her farm


grows 50 varieties, one of which was
developed by the senior Phypers. It is
called Galaxy because it resembles a
field of colorful stars, she says, and it
is quite rare. Only Happiness Farms
grows it and only six acres are set aside
for Galaxy production.
The colorful plants are grown in
large fields which have been compared
to the tulip fields in the Netherlands.
But keeping up those wonderful fields
hasn't escaped the recent economic


instability.
"The price of fuel has affected us the
most," Phypers says. "We have to keep
our greenhouses heated in the winter
and transportation costs have esca-
lated."
She explained that the operating
costs related to fuel have risen about 31
percent over the last several years.
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Cattle farming was heart of Florida economy


Still large but it has faded in the last century


By CATHERINE PALMER
CORRESPONDENT
Early Florida cowmen Thould not
be confused with the cowboys seen in
Western roundups and cattle drives on
Slollywood movie sets.
In 1hiL 19th century the cattle drives
started in March and lasted until Au-
gust. Cow camps were scattered over
ihe woodlands about one day apart.
They consisted of crude shelters and
log pens to gather wild cattle. The ani-
mals had to be flushed from the Florida
palmetto scrub and swamps with
whips. dogs, and horses.
The men who
accomplished
that difficult and
dangerous task
were known as
cow hunters.
Wolves, bears and
panthers fre-
quently spooked
the cattle and
killed strays. It
was a tough job
Moby Persing of Lake keeping the skit-
Wales tish wild cattle
together.
When artist Fredrick Remington vis-
ited Florida in the late 19th century he
produced several illustrations including
a Florida cowman, or cow hunter, with
his horse and dog.
Remington described a rough and
ragged lot that, in his opinion, did not
compare with the dashing, romanti-
cized cowboys of the West. In an article
published in the August 1895 issue of
Harper's New Monthly Magazine he
wrote: "... they are picturesque in their
unkempt, almost unearthly wildness."
During the Civil War Florida sup-
plied an estimated 50,000 head of
cattle to the Confederacy. The beef was
described as stringy and unappetiz-
ing, but was often the only source of
proteinavailable to soldiers.
A tax roll dated 1862 indicates the
size and number of herds in Polk
County: John Lanier, 2,700 head; N.R.
Raulerson, 2,515 head; William Holden,
1,800 head; WH. Wilhingham 1,550
head; Berrian Platt, 1,015; J.M. Pierce,
830 head; John Skipper, 730 head; Al-
bert J. Hendry and George Washington
Hendry, 590 head.
Drovers pushed their range cattle
northward following old military roads.
They moved toward Gainesville, then
to rail lines at Baldwin, Atlanta and
Savannah. Cattle were driven north
from Central Florida prairies at the rate
of 600 a week from April to August. The


drive took about 45 days. A 700-pound
animal lost about 150 pounds in the
process.
A considerable number of cattlemen
supported the Union Army because
they could sell their cattle at Fort My-
ers for United States currency. Others
found ways to run the Union blockade
and sell their cattle to other countries.
By 1863, Union raiding parties and
Confederate deserters were hamper-
ing cattle drives, rustling more than
400 head. By early 1864, from Fort
Myers, Union soldiers were raiding up
and down the Peace River Valley. They
burned homes and other buildings,
destroyed crops, and took horses and
cattle and other supplies that would be
useful to the Union Army.
In Polk County a skirmish occurred
just south of Fort Meade. On April
7, 1864, the Little Battle of Bowlegs
Creek was fought between Co. B. 1st
Battalion, Fla. Special Cavalry, C.S.A.,
the "Cow Cavalry" and Company "A'
Second Florida Cavalry, U.S.A.
One Confederate soldier, Jim Lanier,
was killed and probably buried on site
in an unmarked grave.
Henry A. Crane, captain of Union
troops stationed
at Fort Myers,
stated in a let-
ter written April
13, 1864: "The
detachment sent
to Fort Meade in i
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with the Rebs &
drove them from
the place Thurs-
day last destroy- The cattle industry has
ing all their stores been a part of Florida's
complete, & economy since the mid-
killing a leading 19th century.
Guerilla named
Lanier & rounding out several others
with horses & without any loss what-
ever."
In the 10-year period after the Civil War
an estimated 1.6 million head of cattle
were sold to the Spanish in Cuba. Span-
ish gold boosted Florida's economy at a
time when paper currency was virtually
useless.
With the coming of the railroads the
tradition of the cattle drive began to
fade away. The cattle trade with Cuba
began to die out in the early 1900s with
competition from Texas and South
America. Cattle were moved north by
rail to yards in St. Louis and Chicago.
For almost 500 years, the cattle indus-
try has contributed significantly to
Florida's economy and natural resourc-
es. Today, almost a quarter, perhaps 12


Cows are tagged on an area farm. Raising cows has been a part of Florida for as long as it has
been a state.


million acres, of all Florida's acreage is
grazing land for an estimated 1,740,000
cattle. Nearly one-half of all Florida
agricultural land is involved in beef and
dairy production.
By the 1960s, due to many years of
introducing new breeds, and cross-
breeding with Brahman, Hereford and
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they grow to a finished size of around
1,100 pounds.
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takers of thousands of acres of pristine
native range and pasture land.
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Freda Pirkle-Carey's day starts early.
4:30 a.m. to be exact. That's when the
first 18 of her 600 Holsteins head to the
barn to be milked.
By 4 p.m., she and her dairy staff will
have milked all 600 of her cows, tallied
up about 6,000 gallons of milk and
shipped it in a huge tanker truck.
And, that's every day. All 365 days a
year. Year in, year out.
But she's not in it alone.
Her husband, Mike, and, when they
are at home, her six kids help out.
"A dairy is a 24-hour operation,"
Freda says, "You can't turn the cows
off."
Freda and Mike Carey are the owners
and operators of the H.C. Dairy Farm in.
the Winston area of North Lakeland.
The H.C. Dairy is the only active
dairy left operating in Polk County
today.
Mike bought the dairy in the 1970s
and the family has run the operation
steadily since then. They don't do it all
alone though. There are eight full-time
workers who help out, Freda explains.
She says it isn't just a matter of milk-
ing. It's a matter of cleaning the cows'
udders, cleaning the machines between
cows and maintaining the equipment
that pumps the expressed milk into
3,000-gallon chilling and holding tanks.
The milk is transferred to the tankers
for shipping to the Southeastern Milk
Cooperative which markets it.


"Running a dairy is a highly manual
job," Freda says. You have to drive the
cows to the barn, attach the milking
units, keep everything sanitized, check
to see if the milk is good, all of which
takes time. Then, each cow is attached
to the milking machines for five to
15 minutes, depending on the cow's
yield."
But it all starts with the cows, mostly
Holsteins.
Cows calve at about 2 years old, she
explains, and are bred again when their
calves are about 3 months old.
Bovine gestation periods are about
the same as for people, about nine
months. The milk production all
depends on the breeding cycle, she
explains. Cows are first bred when they
are about a year old, and usually con-
tinue their peak milk production until
they are about 5 years old.
Then, they are sold at market and
replaced, if not via market, then via
the dairy's in-house breeding program.
Freda handles that.
She sees that the cows are artificially
bred from the best available Holstein
gene pool to maintain the quality of the
herd. She says they artificially insemi-
nate the heifers with X-heavy semen,
which enhances the potential for
female calves.
"We do keep a few bulls, but mostly
we keep the females."
All but the very best of the best bull
calves are sold.
Keeping up with the economy is also
a chore, according to the dairywoman.


Freda Pirkle-Carey tends to a calf on the family's dairy farm.


While the price of milk is fairly stable,
the cost of production has escalated
recently.
. "We feel the economic pinch in the
cost of fuel, the cost of corn, soybeans
and other feed and health maintenance
products," she says.
"It's constantly keeping up with


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that. She's had to keep up with hus-
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home.
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CORRESPONDENT
For more than 22 years, many of
Polk County's farmers and ranchers,
whether big or small, have headed to
one place when they needed what their
own operation couldn't provide: Florida
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The Fussell family owns and operates
the agricultural supply store on State
Road 60 just east of Bartow and have
supplied premium goods for horses,
cattle, goats, chickens and almost any
other farm animals as well as domestic
pets from dogs and cats to rabbits.
The shelves are lined with food,
medicines, tack and even Western wear,
all aimed at Polk County's agrarian
consumer.
Gloria Fussell and her son Mike are
at the helm of the business with Mike
doing most of the day-to-day heavy lift-
ing, Gloria says.
The Fussells have served ranchers
in both Polk and Hardee counties for
generations and are also ranked among
the county's top ranchers as well. Mike
presently sits on the board of the Polk
Cattlemen's Association.
Gloria says that despite the national
economic downturn in recent years,
the farm and ranch supply business
has been "fairly stable.
"We have had some downs, but by
and large, our market has been pretty


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good."
She and Mike maintain that regard-
less of the economy, "people still take
care of their animals."
Gloria said recently that ranchers or
small farmers may have cut down the
size of their herds or number of stock,
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Fussell explains that the increased
production of corn-based ethanol has
affected the availability of cattle and
horse feed, but has little effect on the


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Mike also said while ranchers may
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markets have opened up. He said that
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Part farm, ranch, packing house, development company


and think tank


By CATHERINE PALMER
CORRESPONDENT
Clear Springs ... what is it? A farm?
A ranch? A packing house? A develop-
ment company? A think tank? Well, it's
all of the above.
Clear Springs, which took its name
from a defunct phosphate mine, is
unique in that it incorporates agri-
culture production, conservation and
economic development all under one
umbrella.
Its agricultural endeavors include
farming blueberries, strawberries,


and grape tomatoes. It also raises
cattle.
Clear Springs, the brain-child of
Connecticut entrepreneur Stanford N.
Phelps, started in 1999 with the pur-
chase of the old Clear Springs mine
land, some 18,000 acres wrapped
around Bartow, Polk County's seat of
government.
"Agriculture is an important part of
Clear Springs and will remain a land-
use priority," said Clear Springs Vice
President David Royal.
The mega-land holder re-
mained solely a land
development company
for several years and only
"- branched into agriculture
pursuits in 2005 when
the ranching, strawberry
and blueberry operations
began, he said.
To make its future
easier, according to
Royal, Clear
dim Springs
spent two
years


Clear Springs' latest development east of
Bartow on State Road 60 is a joint endeavor
with Polk State College that will be for
educational purposes, future businesses and a
technology center.


drafting a sector plan which outlines its
future plans in one document avoiding
the need for a development of regional
impact (DRI) statement for each seg-
ment of the vast holdings.
In that plan, he adds, "Clear Springs
commits to only developing 21 percent
of the land, with the rest remaining
in agriculture, conservation and open
green space."
Kicking off Clear Spring's agriculture
endeavors was the establishment of its
360 acres of blueberries. Royal explains
there are 290 acres in regular settings,
20 acres of high density and 50 acres of
high density under development. He
adds that CS uses every possible means
of water conservation in all its agricul-
ture pursuits.
The farm consists of eight varieties
and every four rows have a different va-
riety to enhance pollination. A unique
part of the blueberry operation is that it
sits on an old clay settling pond aban-
doned after phosphate mining halted,
he said.
The blueberry operations are over-
seen by Jack Green, Jr., with assistance
from Jack Green, Sr., and Bill Braswell.
CS's strawberry operation is on 235
acres, and is starting its third season.
Also included in the strawberry op-
eration is the group's successful grape
tomato growing efforts.
To make it easier to market its crops,
in 2006 CS also purchased the old Sun-
Pac Citrus processing plant on Spirit
Lake Road.


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Workers hand sort blueberries at Clear Springs
blueberry packaging plant in this 2007 photo
taken soon after the plant opened.
"We took a plant that had been va-
cant for a number of years and turned
it into a state of the art packing house
and distribution center," says Royal.
"We've finished our fifth year of pack-
ing blueberries and our second year of
packing grape tomatoes. We brought
our strawberries here this past year to
distribute to the retail and wholesale
business we've built up.
"Clear Springs has an in-house
sales team that markets its products
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Service addresses range


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ag,


environmental science issues


By CATHERINE PALMER
CORRESPONDENT
What's that sprawling complex on
U.S. Highway 17 South in Bartow?
The Ag Center? The 4-H Club head-
quarters? The Youth Fair?
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The Youth Fair is one activity the cooperative
extension service helps with. Here, Brianna
Jones of Bartow Middle School shows her hog
during the 2011 Polk County Youth Fair.


Yes, it is all of the above. It's techni-
cally the Polk County Cooperative
Extension Service and its seven-agent
staff addresses a wide range of agricul-
tural and environmental science issues
affecting the residents of the county.
The CES provides educational and
professional expertise and practi-
cal demonstrations of science-based
research in both agriculture and the
environmental sciences, according to
Director Nicole Walker.
"Our research is linked to the Univer-
sity of Florida's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)," Walker
says. "We develop educational pro-
grams based on research that address
critical issues like water quality, water
quantity, green space protection, natu-
ral resource conservation and life skills
for our youth."
The Extension Service offers work-
shops, classes, consultations and
demonstrations as well as educational
materials, she adds.
The Extension Service is the public
outreach component of IFAS where
experts relate research findings to daily
life.
The extension agents provide infor-
mation to agricultural and livestock
producers as well as the general public.
"We are a go-to information source
that takes what research shows us and
translates it into practical application
for the average person," she says.


Walker explains that the program was
originally part of the early 20th Cen-
tury Land Grant Program and included
education, research, and the extension
services.
In Florida and particularly in the
Heartland, the major emphasis is on
agriculture.
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Nominations are open for potential
inductees to the Florida Citrus Hall
of Fame, with induction ceremonies
scheduled to take place on Friday,
March 2, at Florida Southern College
in Lakeland.
The luncheon is co-sponsored by
Florida Citrus Mutual and the Florida
Department of Citrus.
This will mark the 50th anniversa-
ry of the Florida
Citrus Hall of
Fame, which
began in Win-
ter Haven in
1962 with the
induction of
17 members.
Additional
activities for
the weekend are being
planned to mark the Golden Jubilee
Celebration, including a Barbecue
Barn Bash in honor of citrus and
agriculture alumni from the Univer-
sity of Florida and Florida South-
ern College; a "Queen for a Day"
Luncheon honoring former Florida
Citrus Queens and representatives of
the industry; and a Citrus Scramble
Golf Outing.
The weekend will conclude with a
Golden Jubilee Dinner Gala on Sat-
urday, March 3, 2012, honoring all of
the Hall of Fame members and their
families, highlighted by a special
"Golden Memories" display featuring
citrus memorabilia and photos.
Eligible nominees for the Hall of
Fame are leaders who have made


significant contributions to the
Florida citrus industry in these fields:
pioneers, harvesting, packing, pro-
cessing, marketing, scientific and/or
education.
Last year's inductees were R. Wil-
liam "Bill" Becker of Vero Beach; Ed-
gar S. Beeland (deceased), formerly
of Winter Haven; Dr. Robert C. "Bob"
Bullock, of Fort Pierce; and Frank W.
Savage (deceased), formerly of
SEustis.
The dead-
line for nomi-
nations is
IDec. 1 and all
ye nominations
S must include
W<4 a photo. Any
C nominations
received
after this date
will be considered for the
following year. Nomination forms are
available by calling Brenda Eubanks
Burnette at 561-351-4314 or by visit-
ing the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame
website at www.FloridaCitrusHallof-
Fame.com.
Completed applications must
include a photo and may be e-mailed
to: jackson71344@yahoo.com or
BBurnel003@aol.com. Hard copies
should be sent to Florida Citrus Hall
of Fame, P O. Box 89, Lakeland, FL
33802.
For more information, contact
either John Jackson at jackson71344@
yahoo.com or Burnette at 561-351-
4314 or BBurnel003@aol.com.


Guava fruit fly alarms Florida

agriculture officials


By MARTIN E. COMAS
MCCLATCHEY NEWS SERVICE
ORLANDO The brown-and-yellow
fly is barely a quarter-inch long -
smaller than a fingernail. You would
likely just flick it off if it landed on you.
But the guava fruit fly is important
enough to alarm state and federal agri-
culture
inspec-
tors be-
cause
of its
devas-
tating
appe-
tite for
a van-
ety of
fruits
and
vegeta-
bles in
Florida.
It
even
raises
eye-
brows
at the
De-
partment of Homeland Security, which
monitors who and what comes through
our nation's borders through U.S. Cus-
toms and Border Protection.
This little bug is a terrorist.
Last month, a state agriculture in-
spector discovered a guava fruit fly in a
trap on a tangerine tree in Gotha. Since
then, inspectors have launched a large-
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against the insect, setting out 439 traps
within an 81-square-mile area sur-
rounding the tree, stretching as far west
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Guava fruit flies, which are most
commonly found in India, Pakistan and
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devel-
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when
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fruit
drops
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ground,
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larvae
trans-
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into new flies. The flies have used
citrus, papayas, tomatoes, peaches,
apples, pomegranates and, obviously,
guavas as hosts.
"It could cause enormous economic
harm" to the state's agriculture indus-
try, said Denise Feiber, a spokeswoman
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Smaller corn surplus could push food prices higher


By CHIP CUTTER
and CHRISTOPHER LEONARD
AP BUSINESS WRITERS

NEW YORK Food prices could rise
next year because an unseasonably
hot summer likely damaged much of
this year's corn
crop.
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the end of next summer. The estimated
surplus is down from last month's
forecast and well below levels that are
considered healthy.
This spring, farmers planted the
second-largest crop since World War
II. But high temperatures stunted the
plants.
"We just didn't have a good growing
year," said Jason Ward, an analyst with
Northstar Commodity in Minneapolis.
"It was too hot, too warm, too dry at
the wrong time."
The price of corn was relatively un-
changed at $7.33 a bushel on Monday.
While (hat's down from its peak of
$7.99 reached in mune, it's still nearly
twice the price paid last summer.
More expensive corn drives food
prices higher because corn is an ingre-
dient in everything from animal feed to
cereal to soft drinks. It takes about six
months for corn prices to trickle down
to products at the grocery store.
But many food producers are already
being squeezed by the higher prices.
, Chicken producer Sanderson Farms
Inc. reported its third straight
I..\ quarterly loss late last month, in
part, because of increased costs
for feed. Smithfield Foods
Inc., the world's largest hog
producer, said last week that
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"Ingredient prices are
going to stay high for a
while," Ward said.
Traders also
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GUAVA: Alarming ag officials


FROM PAGE 17
ment and 4-H/youth development.
Taking priority in this area, she says,
is the small farms program.
"We, in Polk County, have the highest
number of small farms in the state," she
adds, saying a small farm is an agricul-
tural operation with less than $500,000
generated in a year. "We help small
farmers or those who want to start a
farm with a needs assessment and offer
information that can help their farm
become successful."
The Extension Service also shares a
nutrition program agent with Hillsbor-
ough County to help educate people on
how to provide better nutrition to their
families.
"There has been a resurgence of inter-
est in food preservation, so our agent
has been offering classes in canning
and preserving food," Walker explains.
The agents have already led three
classes in home canning this year, she
added.
4-H has always been a key segment of
the Extension Service's activities.
"We've always been known for our
4-H activities, but we teach the kids
much more than just how to raise a
steer or a hog," Walker says. "Our pro-
grams include nutrition, daily life skills
and other areas to help our youth grow
up to be productive citizens who con-
tribute to our overall quality of life."
While the Extension Service is closely
associated with the Polk County Youth
Fair, Walker says there is a separate en- -
tity that organizes and runs the annual
event. She quickly adds, however, that
the Youth Fair has paid for most of the
facilities at the Ag Complex.
The 2012 fair is scheduled for Jan.
21-27.


Another of the service's well received
programs has been the Master Garden-
er program, Walker says.
"We've always had a lot of interest in
the gardening program and that contin-
ues," she said.
The 98-year old Extension Service is a
joint University of Florida and Board of
County Commissioners endeavor.
Walker says 60 percent of the pro-
gram is funded by the state with the
rest paid for by the county.
"That's the present funding scenario,"
she says, "but we also have grant funds
available to us."
Walker also says sister counties
Hardee, Highlands and DeSoto have
similar programs for the residents of
those areas.
Contact and program information
can be found on county and the Uni-
versity of Florida Institute of Food and
Agriculture websites. In Polk County,
inquiries may be directed to 519-8677.




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FROM PAGE 18
and Consumer Services. "Once it be-
comes established, it becomes a huge
problem."
Feiber added that the fly may develop
an interest for other kinds of citrus or
other vegetables.
"You don't know how they're going
to behave in a new country or environ-
ment," Feiber said. "There are so many
unknowns. That's why we're taking this
so seriously."
The Aug. 23 discovery was only the
sixth time that a guava fruit fly was
found in Florida since 1991, including
one in Apopka and another in Oviedo
in 2001.
State inspectors have breathed a sigh
of relief because as of Friday, no other
guava fruit flies had been found since
they started the trapping program.
Still, the guava fruit fly tinier than
a housefly and not harmful to people -
is not considered as serious a threat as
the Mediterranean fruit fly, or Medfly,
which can damage a wider array of
crops.
In 1997, a Medfly outbreak in the
Tampa area spread to several other
counties, including Lake and northwest
Orange, and it took more than a year to
bring it under control.
It is likely the guava fruit fly snared
in Gotha made it into the state either
by latching onto a plant or fruit or by
hatching from eggs brought into the
country by an unknowing traveler.
This summer, the state and U.S.
agriculture departments and Homeland
Security launched a "Don't Pack a Pest"
campaign that encourages travelers
entering Florida to declare agriculture
items in an effort to prevent pesky
or harmful critters from invading the


state.
"So many times, travelers might have
an orange or a fruit in their baggage,
and they get to their destination and it
had an egg on it," Feiber said. "It's really
important to educate travelers."
It's likely the fly found on the tanger-
ine tree flew into the area from else-
where, according to state agriculture
inspectors.
Even so, inspectors with the U.S. De-
partment of Agriculture recently visited
the west Orange County community to
ask property owners if they had previ-
ously traveled abroad or shopped at
local food markets.
"Early detection is our best line of
defense against these highly destructive
pests," Feiber said.
Resident Cynthia Logsdon, who owns
the tangerine tree, said she wasn't even
aware that a guava fruit fly was found
on her property until the inspector
visited her home. State officials said
"it is very unlikely" the fly originated
from her property. Neither Logsdon nor
anyone from her family traveled out of
the country recently, she said.
"It used to be a wonderful tree, but it
hasn't produced much fruit for a while,"
she said. "It's really half-dead."
The guava fruit fly is only the latest
worry Florida growers and farmers have
to contend with, on top of citrus green-
ing, canker and other harmful pests
and diseases.
"Our borders are so porous, and you
can't check everyone, and obviously
some slip through," said Nick Faryna of
Faryna Grove Care & Harvesting, which
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north Lake County. "It's not malicious
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FROM PAGE 2
Agricultural Sciences and the U.S. De-
partment of Agriculture, allows neigh-
boring citrus growers to coordinate
efforts to control and minimize the
movement of the Asian citrus psyllid,
the source of citrus greening disease.
Participants in a CHMA coordinate
psyllid control sprays to minimize the
movement of psyllids between groves
and reduce the time needed before ad-
ditional sprays are required.


FOOD: Price may rise
FROM PAGE 19
because of the damaged crops.
Farmers are expected to have a sur-
plus of 920 million bushels when the
harvest begins this month, the USDA
said. That's roughly a 26-day supply
of corn, slightly less than the previous
month's estimate.
But the USDA said the corn surplus
could dwindle next fall to about a 19-
day supply. A 30-day supply is consid-
ered healthy.
When crop reserves are low, mar-
ket prices can jump quickly, said
Scott Irwin, an agriculture economics
professor at the University of Illinois.
When reserves are at adequate levels,
a decline in grain supplies tends to
cause prices to rise modestly. But when
reserves are unusually low relative to
demand, short-term supply disruptions
can cause prices to jump exponentially,
Irwin said.
In part, that's because unlike with
other goods, rising food prices gener-
ally don't cause people to buy less food.
Rather, they typically cut spending on
other things so they can keep the diets


In support of CHMA activities, the
Department conducts routine psyllid
scouting of each CHMA in three-week
intervals to provide real-time informa-
tion on psyllid populations.
The data is used to generate reports,
maps, graphs and charts, so growers
have the most up-to-date data before
making pest management decisions.
The Department also assists in strategic
planning and grower recruitment.
The Department also recently
completed the successful eradication


they're accustomed to. Prices tend to
stay high until demand finally slackens.
A smaller surplus drove corn prices
higher earlier this year. Global demand
for corn, soybeans and wheat has
outstripped production for the last 10
years. Surpluses, vital to a stable food
supply, have shrunk.


of the Mediterranean fruit fly in both
Palm Beach and Broward counties.
When medflies were detected in Febru-
ary 2011, the Department launched a
medfly eradication program to stop the
spread of this pest, which can have an
adverse impact on many crops within
Florida and beyond.
With more than 56,000 traps still in
place, the Department continues to
monitor our growing areas for invasive
pests that can have a devastating im-
pact on Florida's agriculture industry.
Other programs benefiting the citrus
industry include a 2010 appropriation
of $2 million by the Florida Legislature
to the Department for the construction
of a state-of-the-art citrus germplasm
introduction facility.


The new facility will increase ca-
pacity and reduce the time it takes to
make new citrus varieties available to
growers.
The location and design phases for
the facility are complete. Construction
should begin in September and will be
completed in early 2012.
The state's citrus nursery certification
program has been extremely success-
ful and will continue to evolve as new
pests and diseases modify structure
and management requirements. The
state currently has 63 registered citrus
nurseries 18 in Polk County and
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in four years, from nearly 1.5 million
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FROM PAGE 7
peaches to the commercial market
since they are non-melting stone fruit,
which he explains means the fruit
doesn't separate from the pit as readily
as the Tropic Beauty does.
"The Tropic Beauty is a melting fruit,
which means it comes away from the
pit easily when ripe."
He plans to continue to sell the
Tropic Beauties as his U-pick crop.
Harper says it was an easy decision
to switch to the peach crop, since the
basics are the same as oranges.
"They take the same amount of irri-
gation and fertilizer as oranges, but are
much more labor intensive." He added,
"It takes about 10 times the labor," and


he spent hours and hours culling the
trees so individual peaches had room
to grow.
"You have to pick each tree while
the fruit is forming so the growth can
produce bigger fruit. It takes about 20
minutes per tree to do that, and I did it
myself this year. It took a lot of time to
pick 1,200 trees."
As one of Florida's up-and-coming
crops, the UF developed trees, he said,
are hard to come by.
"I have more trees under contract
and you have to order your trees about
a year in advance," he said.
Like citrus, the genetically developed
trees are grafted to root stock and he's
even grafting both varieties onto one
root, he says.


"It's going to be interesting this year,"
he added, "because I'll have some
trees with both varieties, so I'll have
some trees that will produce the whole
season. The UF Suns will come in first,
followed by the Beauties."
One local resident who picked fruit
in Harper's groves this year said both
varieties were excellent. "They made
great jam and an even better cobbler."
Presently, according to Harper, there
are 1,500 acres planted in peaches in
Central Florida, another 2,000 acres are
being planted.
"It takes about 10,000 acres to supply
just the Florida market, and that's the
goal. We want to supply local fruit for
the local market."
Harper said he and other peach


farmers are in the process of forming
an association and may look to the
state Department of Agriculture for
help in marketing, too.
"We may see if they can help us with
that," he said.
While Harper's concentrating on his
peaches right now, he's also looking
at other niche crops. After attending a
small farmer conference recently, he
also is exploring two other potential
crops for former citrus land.
"We are looking at olives and pome-
granates," he said.
"This area is perfect for so many
kinds of crops, we just may try them
all."
But for now, for this Polk County
farmer, everything is just "peachy."


PHYPERS: Happiness is...
FROM PAGE 8
what we buy and how we use it."
She says that translates into slightly
lower wholesale sales, but homeowner
purchases don't seem to be as affected
by the escalating costs.
"The individual gardener still wants
to keep his garden beautiful and still
buys our plants to do that," she said.
The colorful tuberous plants pro-
vide a riot of color that is unrivaled in
Florida's Heartland.
And, to Darlene Phypers and the rest
of the Phypers family, that is what hap-.
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FROM PAGE 16
company also markets South American
fruit so blueberries are available in the
South and Eastern U.S. market for 10
months of a year.
"We also handle outside growers'
fruit and hope to expand the packing
house to a year-round operation in the
near future," Royal explains.
The packing house is more than
100,000 square feet of space that
provides areas for grading, packing,
pre-cooling, controlled temperature
storage, marketing and distribution. It
can store produce for up to six weeks.
Some 1,200 brood cows also call
Clear Springs land home. The cattle op-
eration started with just 100 head and


has steadily grown to the most recent
tally. Royal said initially Clear Springs
leased out a majority of its pastures,
but has since decided it could manage
it better and be more productive with
internal control. The present set-up is a
cow-calf operation with calves mar-
keted in the spring and fall.
Clear Springs has an employee roster
of about 50, which swells to 150 and up
to 900 depending on the crop and the
time of year, Royal says.
"These numbers will grow as we
grow," he adds.
While the agribusiness' major thrust
is in that arena, Royal says the com-
pany is also working closely with Polk
State College to develop a 348-acre
corporate park located on State Road


60 east of Bartow. The park is being de-
veloped for educational purposes, and
as a location for future businesses and
technology centers.
CS partnered with PSC to launch the
Advanced Technology Training Cen-
ter that will house the PSC Corporate
College along with a global university
center. CS donated $12 million and 20
acres of property to build the center.
The purpose is to attract innovative
high tech businesses that will create
high value products, highly skilled'
workers and higher paying jobs.
Planning also is under way to de-
velop a 385-acre corporate research
park geared toward the development of
manufacturing facilities, distribution
centers and business services. Com-


panies locating in the park will benefit
from the collaboration of technology,
education and workforce training
within the educational centers planned
for the park and campus, according to
Royal.
Also under study is development
of larger industrial services with easy
access to air, sea, and rail transporta-
tion and clustered mixed-use residen-
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hospital, and restaurants.
Located on over sized lot.
$137,900 (863) 676-0200
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911 STATE ROAD 60 E...
Zoned residential or "Profes-
sional Office". Home has
recently been updated and is
move-in ready. New kitchen
with stainless steel appli-
ances, updated bathroom and
wood floors through out
house. There is a separate
entrance leading to an. area
which could be used as a wait-
ing room. Ideal location for
architect, counselor, comput-
er repair, insurance, etc.
(Bookkeeping office next
door). $155,000
(863) 676-0200
WWW.LEGACYREALESTATE-
CENTER.COM
AUBURNDALE, LAKE-
FRONT Charming 4bd/2ba
home w/100' of lake frontage
on Lake Ariana. Original hard
wood flooring, crown mold-
ing. Large screened porch
overlooks the lake. lbd/lba
in-law quarters for family use
or can be rented. $299,000
Keller Williams Realty Lake
Wales. 863-206-8686.
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1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
BABSON PARK Nice
2bd/2ba home with large
family room that could be con-
verted to a 3rd bedroom. 2
car attached garage and 1
car detached garage/work-
shop. $132,000 Keller
Williams Realty Lake Wales
863-206-8686. www.Cheryl-
Bossarte.com
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BARTOW
Handyman Specials
2 Frame houses on big lots
1-2Br/1Ba
2-3Br/lBa hugh garage
fenced in back yard. Both
in town off Main Street
No owner financing
$40,000.00 for both OBO
call 863-512-2735
BLUE LAKE LAKEFRONT
WITH VIEWS FROM EVERY
ROOM ENTERTAINERS
DREAM!!! Over 3100 sq.ft.
of living area 4BD/4-1/2BTH
with Office off Master. BD -
Formal Living and Dining -
Family room with Fireplace -
Retreat to the covered lanai
overlooking the pool and hot
tub with sweeping views of
Blue Lake. 2 car enclosed
garage and 2 car carport with
workshop. All this on just
under 1 acre. REDUCED!!
$399,000 (863) 676-0200
LEGACY REAL ESTATE CEN-
TER, INC. www.LEGA-
CYREALESTATECENTER.com

CHAIN OF LAKES COMMU-
NITY at Casa Del Sol located
on Lake Hartridge. Owner has
completely renovated entire
unit. This is a two story town-
house with 3 bedrooms 2.5
half baths. This is a mainte-
nance free community with
many amenities including :
Clubhouse, pools, tennis
courts, shuffleboard, and
dock with access to Lake Har-
tridge. Owner says to sell and
is very motivated. Bring me
an offer today!!
$109,900 (863) 676-0200
LEGACY REAL ESTATE CEN-
TER, INC. www.LEGA-
CYREALESTATECENTER.com
COUNTRY OAKS, LAKE
WALES, 3 BR. 2 BA. Spa-
cious home, very nice condi-
tion, stone fireplace, Florida
Room, 2 car garage, fenced
back yard, large lot, well land-
scaped, $120,000 id# 2007
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE
INC. 863-676-7040
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DEER RUN ROAD... This 5
acre lot is perfect for your
new home or manufactured
home. Close to Lake Walk in
Water, Kissimmee State Park
and Tiger Creek Nature Con-
servancy. Priced to Sell!
$30,000
(863) 676-0200
WWW.LEGACYREALESTATE-
CENTER.COM
FORT MEADE, MODERN
HOMEon 5 acres, 3 BR/3BA
built in 2005 offers 2400 SF
of living area. 2 car garage,
upgraded kitchen w/ corian
counters & breakfast bar.
Open floor plan makes this
home ideal for entertaining.
Heated 14 x 28 in-ground
pool with screened lanai.
2400 SF detached
barn/workshop. $395,000.
Keller Williams Realty Lake
Wales 863-206-8686.
www.CherylBossarte.com

FROSTPROOF, 2br/lba
Home. Fixer Upper!
Only $450/month to own!
Owner financing!
Payments lower than rent!
326 E. 8th Street.
Call (863)583-5499.
PARKLAND 4.88 acres with
a lovely 3/2/2 home. Floor
plan has split bedrooms. 600
sq. ft. barn. Fully fenced
w/irrigation. $239,900 Rus-
sell Realty, 465-4811
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1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
HOW WOULD 3000 square
feet of living area 4 bed-
room 3 full bath & a 2 car
oversized garage work for
your next home!? On over 1/2
acre of land located at prime
location near public boat
ramp to Crooked Lake. Home
custom built in 2002 features
master bedroom that is
15X22 with master bath
jacuzzi tub,separate walk in
shower & his & hers vanities
and walk in closets! You will
see extra features in every
room! Plus 20X12 storage
shed, large plantation style
porch on front and large deck
on back for entertaining _
MUST SEE Asking $289,900
will consider offers!
TAKE HWY 17 S to Cody Villa
Road turn right to Wes Mann
road turn right to Cody Bluffs
Road turn Left. 2ND House
on Left! 1002 Cody Bluffs
Road, Babson Park
Call today for showing!
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE,
KELLI CHINSKI
863 679-7700 or 863
289-7459.
LAKE MIRROR DR....Won-
derful views of Lake Mirror!!
Chain of Lakes lakefront!
Charming home with hard
wood floors, large kitchen
with dinette, family room, for-
mal living with fireplace and
dining room. Master bath has
been completely updated!
Large bedrooms and ample
closets! $223,500
(863) 676-0200
LEGACY REAL ESTATE CEN-
TER, INC. www.LEGA-
CYREALESTATECENTER.com
LAKE WALES Custom 2
story home on 5 acres built in
2006. 3 BR/2 BA home.
Master BR downstairs. Fire-
place. Property is fenced &
cross fenced & has horse
barn & pole barn. Just bring
your horses. $349,900.
Keller Williams Realty Lake
Wales
863-221-0932 or
e-mail bbkelly@kw.com.
REDUCED!! $750,000 25
Lake Eloise Winter Haven
Custom built, Architecturally
designed! Every view of Lake
Eloise is maximized by this
stunning design.Enjoy access
to the highly desired Winter
Haven chain of lakes with
ease,just lower your boat into
the water from your private
dock and away you go! No
detail has been overlooked
with 4 bedrooms 4 full bath-
rooms, two central AC units,
upper and lower level living
areas,and a private sitting
area off the master suite!
Large,open living room with
formal dining just beyond. The
back yard offers an inground
pool overlooking the lake with
expansive decking and grand
oaks sweeping to the ground!
Upper decks off the bed-
rooms enjoy lake breezes and
views!
(863) 676-0200
LEGACY REAL
ESTATE CENTER, INC.
www.LEGACYREALESTATE-
CENTER.com
Spacious 4 bedroom/ 3 1/2
bath home w/ 2car garage,
great location! Bank owned
and price right @ $119,000.
1039 Campbell Ave., Lake
Wales.
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE
KELLI CHINSKI
863-679-7700; 863-289-7459
SPACIOUS, VERY NICE,
Frostproof 2 Br 2 Ba home
with over 1600 sq ft and a
bonus room that could be 3rd
bedroom. Large kitchen,
vaulted ceilings in living room,
closed in screen and vinyl on
front porch plus a new roof!
$89,000 id# 208 PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC.
863-676-7040 www.prime-
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1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
REDUCED!!! $199,000
1103 Sunset Dr, Lakefront on
Lake Wailes!! This home has it
all! Beautiful two story, 3,700
sq. ft. 3 (or 4) bedroom, 3.5
bath, pool home on 3/4 of
acre on Lake Wailes Lake.
Renovated and move-in ready.
Open floor plan, dining/living
room has original "Cuban"
tile, wood burning fireplace,
and vaulted ceiling. New
kitchen with stainless appli-
ances included. Slate front
porch, circular driveway, plus
two car garage downstairs
with parking for rv or boat.
4th bedroom was turned into
a mastersuite closet, but
could be converted back. 15
x 30 in ground pool with two-
story screened enclosure.
Large downstairs den opens
to pool area. Lakefront beach
is perfect for fishing, boating,
swimming or a dock.
(863)676-0200
LEGACY REAL ESTATE CEN-
TER, INC. www.LEGA-
CYREALESTATECENTER.com
TRI-LEVEL POOL HOME,
REDUCED TO $129,900
MAKE OFFER!!! This lovely
3 bedroom, 3 bath home
offers lakeview of Lake Easy,
40,000 gallon pool with slide
and diving board, located on
dead end street. Vacant and
ready for move-in! 13 Easy
Street, Lake Wales
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE
KELLI CHINSKI
863/679-7700;
863/289-7459

WINTER HAVEN Pool/Spa
home with 3 bedrooms/ 2
baths with wood burning fire-
place. Recent roof, carpet,
paint & new windows. Sliding
glass door opens to screened
pool enclosure. .$179,900
Keller Williams Realty Lake
Wales 863-206-8686.
www.CherylBossarte.com
WOW! 180 degree view of
Lake Easy on 1 acre fenced,
3 bdrm/2 bath, 2000 Palm
Harbor home with oversized 1
car garage. Kept in excellent
condition! A must see for
$67,500 Located at 2467
Lake Easy Road, Babson Park
Home Life Real Estate
Kelli Chinski
863.679-7700 or 863
289-7459

1030 WATERFRONT HOMES
3 BR. 2 BA. ON 1 ACRE,
LAKE ACCESS COMMUNI-
TY, Formal living room, brick
fireplace, Florida room with
hot tub, 2,200 living area,
irrigation well, storage shed,
2 car oversized garage, car-
port for boat, This is a beauti-
ful home, well maintained,
community offers lake
access, dock, picnic area,
tennis ct. $139,900, id#
9131, PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040
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408 BAYOU RD... 3bd/2ba
canal front home on Lake
Ned, with pool! PRICED TO
SELL AT $109,000 !!! (863)
676-0200 www.lega-
cyrealestatecenter.com
6640 CHERRY POCKET
DR... Love to fish, but hate to
cook. This 2 bedroom, 3
bath home sits on a canal that
leads to Lake Pierce and is
near Cherry Pocket Restau-
rant. Recently painted inside
and out. All appliances includ-
ed. Sun deck and porch over-
looks canal. Loft, small office
& den. Perfect weekend get-
away or low maintenance full
time waterfront home.
$89,900
(863) 676-0200
WWW.LEGACYREALESTATE-
CENTER.COM
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1030 WATERFRONT HOMES
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CROOKED LAKE-WATER-
FRONT LOT
790 Ohlinger Road (just:
'North of Bob's Landing) 100:
ft. lakefront, short walk to:
the 525 acre Crooked Lake:
Prairie preserve. Crooked:
Lake is the 2nd largest lake
in Polk County and lakebed:
'is 5,538 acres!
'Owner asking $ 300,000.'
SDetails on web site:
www.maryadsit.com.
Mary L. Adsit, Realtor
8632857118
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LAKE ANNIE- WAVERLY
3 BR, 2B CB home with addi-
tional apartment with out-'
side entrance. 24 Acres,
approximately 570' lake:
frontage,
Additional apartment, sever-:
al maintenance buildings,
currently a large tree nurs-
ery. Could be utilized for
Other agricultural uses!:
Tree inventory included in'
price., A very detailed:
brochure is available on my:
web site
,www.maryadsit.com
:Asking price $ 735,000.:
Owner may consider holding
a conservative mortgage for:
a qualified buyer.
Shown by appointment.
Mary L. Adsit, Realtor
8632857118
www.maryadsit.com
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LAKE ANNIE- WAVERLY
,3 BR, 2B CB home with addi-'
'tional apartment with outside,
]entrance. 24 Acres, approxi-
Smately 570' lake frontage,
:Additional apartment, several
:maintenance buildings, current-:
,ly a large tree nursery. Could:
Sbe utilized for Other agricultural:
Uses! Tree inventory included in:
price. A very detailed brochure
'is available on my web site:
'www.maryadsit.com
:Asking price $ 735,000.,
'Owner may consider holding a'
,conservative mortgage for a'
'qualified buyer.
Shown by appointment.
Mary L. Adsit, Realtor
863 285 7118
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LAKE ARBUCKLE-FROSTPROOF'
3 BR, 2+ bath, large open for-'
'mal living room and dining'
Room, enclosed, air conditioned
,patio, "L" shaped deck, Modern,
kitchen, enclosed 2 car garage.
:Too many features to list!:
:Includes 2 car, 2 story garage
:(could be an apartment) and a:
,cover for your RV. 160 ':
:frontage on Lake Arbuckle with'
'dock and boat storage.
'The great feature of this prop-'
'erty is that it is private, beauti-'
Sfully shaded lot, and immediate-'
Sly adjoins the
,13,500 acre Arbuckle Wildlife:
preserve. Imagine 13,500.:
Acres with birds and other:
:wildlife at your Back door! The:
'Hunter, fisherman or Nature:
Lover's dream!
Owners asking $ 575,000. And'
may consider some conserva-
tive owner finance for qualified'
buyer.
Shown by appointment.
Mary L. Adsit, Realtor
8632857118
www.maryadsit.com


LAKEFRONT RANCH-
FROSTPROOF-LAKE WALK
IN WATER
2338 Acre Ranch with 5 BR:
brick home with an apartment,:
2 employee houses, hunting:
lodge sleeps 14, Large lake-:
front a/c building for confer-
1ence, family groups, etc. all:
cattle and exotic animals and:
citrus grove included. Price only
$ 7999. Per acre for the pack-:
age.
Shown by appointment.
Mary L. Adsit, Realtor
863 285 7118
www.maryadsit.com
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MCLEAN POINT LOT...
Renaissance! Secure, Gated
Community with Tennis, Bas-
ketball, Children's Play Area,
Community Boat Ramp and
Security Cameras available
with Cable (for a small month-
ly fee)!! Over 1/2 an acre with
lake views and steps to the
community boat ramp.
$199,000
(863) 676-0200
WWW. LEGACYREALE STATE-
CENTER.COM
NEAR KISSIMMEE CHAIN
OF LAKES, East Lake
Wales, 3 Br. 1.5 Ba. 2 lots,
neat and clean, move in
ready, bring your boat and
fishing poles, 1 block from
Lake Rosalie, marina and boat
ramp, near state park,
reduced to $59,000 id#
10755 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC.
863-676-7040
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WATER-FRONT BEAUTIFUL
HOME ON CANAL LEADING
TO LAKE WALK IN WATER,
Move-In condition, 3 Br. 2 Ba.,
cathedral ceiling, spacious liv-
ing room, large Florida room
with view of canal and lake,
formal dining, plus eating
space next to kitchen, all
appliances, washer and dryer,
2 car garage, workshop,
large covered dock on deep
water canal, just seconds
from the lake, $199,900 id#
6616 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC.
863-676-7040
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1035 GOLF COURSE
COMMUNITY
CONDO @ LAKE WALES
COUNTRY CLUB, Beautiful-
ly furnished 2 Bed 2 Bath 1st
floor unit Condo with Spa-
cious Floor Plan. Located in
Golf Community. Family
room/lanai Overlooks Fairway
and Lagoon. Many Communi-
ty Amenities. $105,000 id#
6204 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040

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1035 GOLF COURSE
COMMUNITY
LAKE WALES COUNTRY
CLUB 2nd. Floor Condo, Fully
Furnished, Screened Balcony,
Great View Of Golf Course
And Lagoon, $102,000 id#
9202 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC.
863-676-7040
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1030 WATERFRONT HOMES
LAKE-FRONT BEAUTY, 2Br
2Ba nestled on private
Lake Cypress in Lake Wales,
enjoy boating, fishing and
using your own private boat
ramp. Offers a spa in the
back sunroom, newer roof,
complete a/c system, kitchen
cabinets and appliances,
Reduced $254,000 id# 1671
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE
INC. 863-676-7040
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PERFECT LOCATION Fully
Furnished 2Bed, 2Ba- 2nd.
Floor Unit, Lagoon and Golf
Course View, Enclosed Fl Rm
Open, Spacious Floor Plan,
Private Balcony, $110,000
id# 4102 PRIME PLUS
REAL ESTATE, INC
863-676-7040
www.primemplusrealestate.c
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WATKINS ROAD... Unique
property on Sun Air golf
course without HOA or mem-
bership requirements! Beauti-
ful wooded home site offers
gorgeous views down rolling
11th fairway, and overlooks
small pond, with zero setback
on rear lot line along golf
course. Seller is Realtor.
Beautiful lot offers paved road
frontage, county utilities and
streetlights, hydrants,
fire/EMS station 1/4 mile
away. This unique lot is not
part of PUD, no HOA or deed
restrictions, involved, just
golf-course living without the
hassle. $34,900
(863) 676-0200
WWW.LEGACYREALESTATE-
CENTER.COM

1040 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR SALE
2 BEDROOM/ 2 BATH
GRANADA CONDO 2ND
FLOOR, END UNIT PRICED
LOW @ $56,900 TO SELL!
Located 15 min east of down
town Lake Wales beautiful
country setting! Small Pets
Allowed, Community pool!
3007 Granada Court, Lake
Wales
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE,
KELLI CHINSKI
863/679-7700; 863/289-
7459
251 E STUART AVENUE...
Short Sale. 4700 SF condo
unit in mixed residential/com-
mercial building in beautiful
historic district. Can be used
for wide variety of uses, good
investment potential near new
Legoland theme park. Seller
is Realtor. Bring your ideas
and grab a beautiful commer-
cial or residential use space
at a bargain-basement rate.
Building features a mix of res-
idential and commercial uses,
including law offices and Y fit-
ness center. Great growth
potential. $175,000
(863) 676-0200
WWW.LEGACYREALESTATE-
CENTER.COM
EXQUISITE LAKE WALES
COUNTRY CLUB VILLA, Com-
plete remodel on this 3 bed-
room, 2 bath, 2 car garage
with 2,124 sq ft living area!
This one is
too beautiful to pass up!
Compare to others that have
not been updated yet and you
will see the beauty and sav-
ings of time to have one that
is ready to
move in! Priced for market @
$175,000 2605 Sunburst
Court, Lake Wales.
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE
KELLI CHINSKI
863-679-7700; 863-289-7459



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1040 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR SALE
LAKESHORE, FURNISHED
CONDO, East Lake Wales,
1Br IBa Furnished Condo
Ready for you to Move Right
in! Home is in Great Condition,
New Roof in 2009, Communi-
ty Amenities include Pool,
Clubhouse, Spa and Lake
Access. REDUCED! $49,000
id# 905 PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC.
863-676-7040
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SUPERB VIEW! Furnished 2
Br. 2 Ba. in Lake Wales
Country Club. 1st Floor unit.
Has Balcony/Sun Deck, Slid-
ing Doors, Storage. Kitchen
has Breakfast Bar. 1,077
Square Feet. Amenities
include: Heated pool, Rec
room, Golf, Tennis and Club
House. REDUCED! Owner
says SELL! $84,500 id#
6103 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040
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1070 DUPLEXES FOR SALE
858 Square feet 2 bed-
room/2bath Thousand Roses
duplex, priced moderately to
allow for flooring improve-
ments! Nicely landscaped
front and back!
Located @ 1489 Thousand
Roses Drive N., Lake Wales
Asking $47,900 Make offer!!
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE,
KELLI CHINSKI
863 679-7700 OR 863
289-7459
Lovely larger floor plan 2 bed-
room/2bath furnished Thou-
sand Roses duplex! Located
@ 1449 Thousand Roses
Drive South, Lake Wales
Has 2nd meter for recycled
water for lawn and kept in
excellent condition! Asking
$54,900 A must see!
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE,
KELLI CHINSKI
863 679-7700 OR 863
289-7459
1080 APARTMENTS FOR SALE.
1563 HIGHLAND PARK DR
Lake Wales 2 bed-
rooms/2 full baths & ample
storage. Charming Cottage
with Co-Op ownership. Hard-
wood floors & fireplace in the
living room. Large covered
patio. (This unit is detached
from main bldg and is a free-
standing cottage.) $46,900
(863) 676-0200
LEGACY REAL ESTATE CEN-
TER, INC. www.LEGA-
CYREALESTATECENTER.com
1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE
2 BEDROOM 2 BATH ON
3.67 ACRES, all fenced with
large barn and workshop.
Home has screened porch,
open floor plan, lots of stor-
age space. Small pond and
storage shed on property.
$55,000 (short sale) PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC.
id # 17379 863-676-7040
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3 BEDROOM 2 BATH ON
APPRX. 3.5 ACRES Home
built in 2005, 2,108 ft. living
area, located just east of
Lake Wales. $95,000 PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC.
id# 17389 863-676-7040
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EXCELLENT CONDITION
DBL WIDE 2 Br. 2 Ba. With In-
Ground Pool, Bonus Room, Fl.
Room, $49,900
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE
INC. id # 209 863-676-7040
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1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE
CALOOSA LAKE Village -
3bd/3ba home with canal
view. Split bedroom plan. Lg
master bedroom w/ Ig walk-in
closet has a bath located on
either side of the closet, 1 for
her & 1 for him. Add'lI bed-
room also features a walk-in
closet. Spacious kitchen
w/island & breakfast area.
$159,000. Keller Williams
Realty Lake Wales. 863-221-
0932.
CALOOSA LAKE VILLAGE,
2Br 2Ba mobile home, Large
Screened Room, Split Bed
Plan, Shed w/ Electric, Car-
port, Spacious Kitchen, Nicely
Landscaped Lot. Much to
Offer!! REDUCED! $36,000
id# 243 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC.
863-676-7040
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FROSTPROOF 2br/2ba,
central a/c, Living room, Din-
ning room, Florida room, Car-
port, Shed, Quiet park.
REDUCED FOR QUICK
SALE was $10,900 now
$6,900 863-651-6082 or
863-241-3384.
ON LAKE BLUE -Spacious 4-
bedroom, 2-bath home with
detached workout room &
relaxing sauna. Quiet family
room w/cozy fireplace. Lay in
hammock on back porch &
enjoy the lovely landscaping
and view of pristine clear
water. $195,000 Russell
Realty, 465-4811
mls#215647
1095 MANUFACTURED
HOMES FOR SALE

BRAND NEW HOMES
FOR SALE
Great Specials
Reduced Prices
Beautiful Manufactured
Home Community
863-439-7418

Singlewide
$29,995
Stone Arch Kitchen
Garden Bath
GOOD or BAD CREDIT
Finance Options Available
863-537-6063

1110 OUT OF AREA HOMES
37 ACRE MIDDLE TN FARM
with 13 acre lake, nice home.
Selling at Absolute Auction,
Memorial Day. Van Massey
Auction Lic 1711. (931)433-
8686 Visit vanmassey.com
ABANDONED-LAKESIDE
FARM! 4 acres, Lake access
$16,900. 10 acres, huge
view $29,900. 8 acres lake-
front $69,900. Foreclosure
priced land in Upstate NY's
So. Tier!! Survey, clear title..
(877)352-2844
www.newyorklandandlakes.com
ABANDONED LAKESIDE
FARM! 4 acres, Lake access
$16,900. 10 acres, huge
view $29,900. 8 acres lake-
front $69,900. Foreclosure
priced land in Upstate NY's
So. Tier!! Survey, clear title.
(877)352-2844
www.newyorklandandlakes.com
DEVELOPER FORCED LIQ-
UIDATION Smoky Mtn. Lake
Property Priced @ Foreclo-
sure/Short sale. Up to 100%
Financing/5% interest. Hurry-
Only 30 Reservations avail-
able! (877)551-0550 ext 100

1210 HOMES FOR RENT
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BARTOW 2Bd/1Ba CHA:
House behind Checker's'
,very nice kitchen lots of cab-:
inets fenced in back yard,
$750.00 monthly preferred
retired couple 863-512-:
2735
ADVERTISE!


1210 HOMES FOR RENT
$1,500 month Including
lawn mowing + $2,200
SEC. DEP. GORGEOUS LAKE-
FRONT REMODEL ON LAKE
WALES! 3 bedroom 3 bath
home includes 2 master
suites, built-in desk, new
kitchen & european baths, all
appliances & pristine land-
scaping! No pets, Non-smok-
ing, Credit Application
Required. 1115 Sunset Drive,
Lake Wales
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE,
KELLI CHINSKI
863/679-7700 or
863/289-7459
$575 mo. includes
water/sewer/trash & lawn
mowing. + $575 sec dep
Oversized 1 bedroom/ bath
Home in excellent
location-Shared Crooked
Lake Beach @ 1440 N.
Crooked Lake Drive, Babson
Park
No Pets-Non-smoking Credit
Application Required
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE,
KELLI CHINSKI
863 679-7700 OR 863
289-7459
$850 mo. + $850 sec dep 3
bedroom/2bath with 2 car
garage + 2 car carport on 1-
acre land. Located @ 2241
Lemon Drive in Walk-in-Water
Estates, Lake Wales No
Pets-Non smoking Credit
Application Required
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE,
KELLI CHINSKI
863 679-7700 OR 863
289-7459
$850 MO. incl.
water/sewer/trash + $850
sec. dep. 2 bedroom/1 bath
house on Crooked Lake-
Awesome location! 1444 N.
Crooked Lake Drive, Babson
Park -Beautiful shared white
sandy beach! No Pets-Non
smoking
Credit Application Required
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE,
KELLI CHINSKI
863 679-7700 OR 863
289-7459
$850 MONTH + $850 SEC
DEP 3BDRM/2BATH HOUSE
W/ 2 CAR GARAGE. 1145
View Pointe Drive, Lake
Wales. Small pet considered,
Non-smoking, Credit Applica-
tion Required
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE
KELLI CHINSKI
863/679-7700; 863/289-
7459
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[BARTOW 3Br/2Ba CHA:
S$650/monthly includes pest,
,control and detached shed'
:$650/security deposit:
located on East side call:
| Billy
863-533-8209
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[BARTOW, 3Br 1Ba CHA,:
'No pets. Has stove, oven,'
;no refrigerator $750/month
,SD $750.
:863-533-3259
BARTOW, Clean 1Bdr
Apartment in Duplex, on
Bartow's Westside. Tile floors
large kitchen $425/monthly.
Please call
863-299-8070.
LAKE WALES
House for RENT
bedroom, bath,
$550/monthly
$450/deposit, will work
with you
Call 863-676-5066
NO CALLS after 9pm
Lake Wales- 2BR/1BA with
large screened porch and
fenced backyard.
$675/month, SD $675. Call
Maggie Stohler at Legacy
Leasing Services, Inc 863-
676-0024 or visit www.Lega-
cyLeases.com
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to your ad for a little extra!


1210 HOMES FOR RENT
Lake Wales- 2BR/2BA
home with views of Lake
Wailes. Recently updates
with tile and granite counter-
tops. Large covered porch on
the back. Washer/dryer
included. Certain pets ok.
$795/month, SD $795. Call
Maggie Stohler at Legacy
Leasing Services, Inc
863-676-0024 or visit
www.LegacyLeases.com
Pristine Crooked Lakefront
Home! 2 bedroom/ 2bath
FULLY FURNISHED, has addi-
tional basement remodelled 1
bedroom/Ibath furnished unit
that could also be rented.
White Sand Shared Beach!!!
UPSTAIRS ONLY $985 MO +
$985 SEC DEP, DOWNSTAIRS
ONLY $650 MO + $650 SEC
DEP
OR RENT THEM BOTH @
$1,500 MO. 1462 N.
Crooked Lake Drive, Babson
Park
No Pets-Non smoking-Cred-
it Application Required
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE,
KELLI CHINSKI,
863 679-7700 OR 863
289-7459.
SEBRING -3BR/2BA home
with tile throughout the living
spaces and carpet in the bed-
rooms and office. Kitchen has
plenty of cabinet space and
an island. Indoor utility room
with washer/dryer hookup.
Two car garage. Backyard
has privacy fencing. Screened
porch. $975/month, SD
$975.
Call Maggie Stohler at
Legacy Leasing Services, Inc.
863-676-0024 or visit
www.LegacyLeases.com
Winter Haven- Lovely
2BR/2BA home on large lot.
Screened porch overlooks pri-
vate backyard. Washer/dryer
included. Rent includes lawn
care and water. Home has
updated paint and flooring.
$980/month, SD $980. Call
Maggie Stohler at Legacy
Leasing Services, Inc 863-
676-0024 or visit www.Lega-
cyLeases.com
1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT
2 bedroom/ 2 bath lake-
front condo on Lake Easy.
Furnished & Available July
1st. $900 month includes
wtr/swr/trash & Directv +
$900 sec dep Small Pet Con-
sidered, Non-smoking. Credit
Application Required. 1854
S. Highland Park Drive, Unit B,
Lake Wales
Home Life Real Estate
Kelli Chinski
863 679-7700 or 863
289-7459
1285 COTTAGES FOR RENT

LAKE WALES, lbr/lba
lakeside cottage for rent.I
Non-smoker. References.
863-676-6201.

1300 DUPLEXES FOR RENT
$625 month includes lawn
mowing + $625 Sec Dep This
3 bedroom 1.5 bath 2-story
duplex is right next door to
Polk Avenue Elementary
School!! Central Heat & Air,
new kitchen flooring and
inside laundry room! 200
Polk Avenue, Lake Wales No
Pets, Non smoking Credit
Application Required
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE,
KELLI CHINSKI
863 679-7700 OR 863
289-7459
FORT MEADE, duplex,
2br/lba, cha, w/d hookups,
water included. 812 Houston
Ave. $500/monthly;
$250/deposit. 863-773-
0224; 863-245-2496.
Need Cash?
Have A
Garage Sale


1300 DUPLEXES FOR RENT
$650 mo rent + $75 for
Elec. + $650 Sec Dep.
LARGE furnished downstairs
Lakefront on Crooked Lake
with Beach Has living quarters
above separately rented.
Stack washer/dryer & cov-
ered parking for 1 vehicle.
No Pets, Non-smoking, Credit
Application Required. 1462 N.
Crooked Lake Drive, down-
stairs, Babson Park
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE,
KELLI CHINSKI
863/679-7700 or
863/289-7459

$750 month fully furnished
includes lawn mowing with a
$500 'Sec Dep. 2 bed-
room/2bath immaculate
clean Thousand Roses
Duplex, larger model has
enclosed florida room. Age
restricted community. All
appliances included. Open 2
car parking in front. No Pets,
Non-Smoking, Credit Applica-
tion Required. Call for Move In
Special rate. 1467 Thousand
Roses Drive S., Lake Wales
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE,
KELLI CHINSKI
863/679-7700 or
863/289-7459

Ask me about the available
duplexes in Thousand Roses!!
Several to choosefrom!!!
Excellent condition & Loca-
tion.
1402 Thousand Roses Dr.
W.,
1419 Thousand Roses Drive
W.
1426 Thousand Roses Drive
S.
1431 Thousand Roses Drive
S.
1467 Thousand Roses Drive
S.
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE,
KELLI CHINSKI
863 679-7700/ 863 289-
7459
FROSTPROOF on Clinch
Lake, 903 Clinch Lake
Blvd. 2br/lba, Georgia brick,
large 20x20 screened porch,
ch/a, ceramic tile.
$500/month plus $500/secu-
rity. 863-605-4774.
Lake Wales- 2BR/1BA
duplex with new kitchen cabi-
nets, paint, and bathroom fix-
tures. Located within walking
distance to Lake Wailes walk-
ing path. $550/month, SD
$550. No pets. Call Maggie
Stohler at Legacy Leasing
Services, Inc. 863-676-0024
or visit
www.LegacyLeases.com.
WINTER HAVEN- 2BR/1BA
duplex with new paint and car-
pet. Kitchen was recently
updated. Indoor washer/dryer
hookup. Small dog OK with
pet fee. $500/month, SD
$500.
Call Maggie Stohler at
Legacy Leasing Services, Inc
863-676-0024 or visit
www.LegacvLeases.com
Winter Haven-2BR/1BA
duplex with screened porch
and large backyard. Wash-
er/dryer hookup.
$500/month, SD $500 Call
Maggie Stohler at Legacy
Leasing Services, Inc 863-
676-0024 or visit www.Lega-
cyLeases.com

1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT
1 bdrm/1 bath Central
heat/air apartment located
near downtown Lake Wales.
$400 month + $400 sec dep.
No Pets Non smoking. 110
First St. Apt. D, Lake Wales.
Credit Application Required.
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE
KELLI CHINSKI
863 679-7700/863 289-
7459
BARTOW 1 Bedroom Good
location stove refrigerator
and air conditioning no pets
suitable for adults 863 533
4088


1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT


BARTOW BEAR CREEK
APARTMENTS
1bd available, special
$499.50/mo.
including water, sewer
& trash removal.
Small pets welcome with
Close to shopping &
bus transportation.
Call (863) 534-3243.

Could you use an Extra
$$$$$???
Georgetown Square
Apartments
(behind Publix off Hwy 60
in Lake Wales)
863-676-6387
A beautiful, peaceful
place to call home!
And... if that's not
enough, we'll pay your
water and sewer!
The specials are too
good to last for long,
so hurry in to see a
leasing professional for
additional details.
Bring this ad and receive
a special deposit of only
$199.00

CROOKED LAKE IN BAB-
SON PARK 1 and 2 bed-
room units for lease on
Crooked Lake. Rent includes
all utilities and cable. Fur-
nished or unfurnished. Start-
ing at $695/month. SD $350.
Call Maggie Stohler at Legacy
Leasing Services, Inc. 863-
676-0024 or visit www.Lega-
cyLeases.com
FORT MEADE. 2br/lba,
small, clean, quiet. No pets.
Near Patterson Park.
$450/month, $200 security.
Call 863-512-7326.
INDIAN LAKES ESTATES,
Large 2bd/2ba w/h Florida
Room / Dining Room. W/D-
hookups, C/A/H, City Water
and Lawn Maintenance
included.
No Pets. $650mo. F&S.
863-692-1118
LAKE WALES 1Br/1Ba Cen-
tral Heat/Air, "Walking Dis-
tance To Publix". $450mo,
water included, +$425SD,
Credit Application Required.
All County Property Manage-
ment. 863-510-5965.
Ask for Bobby.
LAKE WALES 2bd/lba, Cen-
tral Heat/Air, Walking Dis-
tance To Publix. $550mo
includes water +$525SD.
Credit Application Required.
All County Property Manage-
ment 863-510-5965.
Ask For Bobby.
*LARGE OPEN FLOOR
PLANS* We have afford-
able
spacious apartments with
abundant closet space,
central a/c, on site man-
agement and laundry. FREE
WATER INCLUDED. Call for
Move-In Specials.
COLONIAL SQUARE
APTS
866-485-4961

OAKWOOD MANOR
APARTMENTS Fully Reno-
vated & Leasing! Quality,
Affordable Living and Close
to Shopping. Large 2 bed-
room residence with w/d
hookups and an air-condi-
tioned storage room.
$595/month. 1 bedroom
with Spacious Living Room.
$505/month. Redesigned
Studio with Full Kitchen
$405/month.
www.oakwoodmanorapts.c
om
1285 N. S 17, Bartow
(aside Wal-Mart)
866-485-4977


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1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT
WINTER HAVEN 2 BR/1 BA
upstairs unit. Convenient
location. Walk to Work, shop-
ping, restaurants. $650 per
month includes water, sewer
& electric. Security deposit
required. NO PETS. Keller
Williams Realty Lake Wales
863-221-0932 or
e-mail bbkelly@kw.com.
Winter Haven- Lovely
2BR/2BA home on large lot.
Screened porch overlooks pri-
vate backyard. Washer/dryer
included. Rent includes lawn
care and water. Home has
updated paint and flooring.
$980/month, SD $980. Call
Maggie Stohler at Legacy
Leasing Services, Inc 863-
676-0024 or visit www.Lega-
cyLeases.com
1340 MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT
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:BARTOW- 2 bedroom, 1
:bath, clean, new carpet,
CHA, All appliances, some'
utilities Very quiet area'
$430/month.
863-647-1958
863-559-2230
----------------......
FREE RENT
$295 Deposit, $115 Week,
1ST WEEK FREE
with $35.00 application Fee.
Remodeled, Kids and Pets
Welcome.
Call Paula 863-223-8011
CALL TODAY THESE WILL
NOT LAST LONG
LAKE BUFFUM AREA
3br/2ba includes stove,
refrigerator and dining
room table, as well as
water, sewer & trash.
863-635-6901.
.......--.............
1345 MISC. RENTALS
BABSON PARK-8BR/10OBA
Bed & Breakfast on Crooked
Lake. Available as a residence
or business opportunity.
Restaurant quality kitchen
appliances. 7500 square feet
+/-. $3000/month. SD
$3000. Call Maggie Stohler
at Legacy Leasing Services,
Inc. 863-676-0024 or visit
www.LegacyLeases.com

1390 VACATION/
SEASONAL RENTALS

,CABIN 3 Bedroom 2 Bath:
weekly, gas heat and stove,
TV, internet, wraparound,
porch overlooking small'
stream and pond. Secluded:
but not isolated. North Geor-:
gia near Blue Ridge,,
Blairsville and Murphy North:
Carolina. No smoking, alco-|
hol or pets.
863-698-1662

1500 LOTS & ACREAGE


10 ACRES, plus or minus, of
Wooded Land, Hwy 60
Frontage, Near West Gate
Resort, and Kissimmee River,
Excellent for Recreational Use
or Hunting. Call for more info
$45,000 id# sr60rr PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE, INC
863-676-7040 www.prime-
plusrealestate.com
115 TAFT ST... OVER A
QUARTER OF AN ACRE OF
VACANT LAND, ONLY
$5,000.00!!
DON'T MISS OUT, CALL
TODAY!
(863) 676-0200
WWW. LEGACYREALE STATE-
CENTER.COM
115 TAFT ST... OVER A
QUARTER OF AN ACRE OF
VACANT LAND, ONLY
$5,000.00!! DON'T MISS OUT,
CALL TODAY!
(863) 676-0200
WWW.LEGACYREALESTATE-
CENTER.COM
Classified Works!


1500 LOTS & ACREAGE
12 X 16 WORKSHOP,. 12
X14 SHED, COUNTY
WATER, ELECTRIC, READY
FOR NEW MOBILE!
Located East of Lake Wales,
Paved Rd Frontage, Partially
Fenced, $34,900 id # 3148
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE
INC. www.primeplus-
realestate.com
2+ ACRES ON HWY
FRONTAGE! Located on HWY
60, Just Past Indian Lake
Estates. All Wooded, Many
Potential Uses. REDUCED!
$21,000 id# sr60 PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE 863-
676-7040 www.primeplus-
realestate.com
$3,250 FOR 1/2 ACRE
BUILDING LOT!!!!!! Yes it is
true!! Indian Lake Estates!
Access to Lake Walk in the
Water and a beautiful golf
course nearby, it is the per-
fect spot to relax and enjoy
life! Gated entrance to the
community. Don't Delay, Buy
Today!! (863) 676-0200
LEGACY REAL ESTATE CEN-
TER, INC. www.LEGA-
CYREALESTATECENTER.com


3431 HARBOR BEACH lD II
DR... BUILDING LOT ON LAKE
BLUE WITH SPECTACULAR
VIEWS!!! Crystal clear water,,, COUNTRY LIVING -
perfect for skiing and swim- WHERE YOU CAN
ming. Build your dream HAVE IT ALL!!!
home!!! $249,000, 863-676-
0200 WWW.LEGA- THE COUNTY IS DROP-
CYREALESTATECENTER.COM PING THE IMPACT
5 ACRES NEAR LAKE FEES FOR THE NEXT
ROSALIE, Located in a gated SIX MONTHS AND NOW
community in a rural setting; IS THE TIME TO BUILD
wildlife galore, near county A NEW HOME!!! SAVE
boat ramp and access to $$$THOUSANDS BUY-
Lake Rosalie, Deed restricted ING AND BUILDING
to single family homes only, NOW!!
beautiful wooded parcel,
$49,900 id# It 11, PRIME ALTURAS, 14 acres
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. (more or less) for sale.
863-676-7040 www.prime- Will divide into mini-
plusrealestate.com mum of 5 acre tracts.
High and dry. Suitable
5 ACRES ON PAVED RD. for building home, small
short sale, bank agreed to grove or raising cattle
sale price of $19,900. Great or horses. Big enough
opportunity to buy land for to build a home & sepa-
farming, or horses; pasture rate mother-in-law suite
with some fencing. PRIME or 2 homes! Close to
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. Alturas Elementary.
863-676-7040 www.prime- Enjoy country living at
plusrealestate.com its finest! Just 10 miles
606 PLUMOSA DR... Great to Bartow, Lake Wales
price on a lot in Indian Lake or Winter Haven. For
Estates! With Access to Lake more information or to
Walk in the Water and a beau- schedule an appt. call
tiful golf course nearby, it is 863-512-0041.
the perfect spot to relax and
enjoy life! Gated entrance to DEER RUN ROAD....This 5
the community. $3,250 for acre lot is perfect for your
1/2 acre building lot! new home or manufactured
(863) 676-0200 home. Close to Lake Walk in
WWW.LEGACYREALESTATE- Water, Kissimmee State Park
CENTER.COM and Tiger Creek Nature Con-
servancy. Priced to Sell!
BANK FORECLOSED, $30,000
LAND LIQUIDATION, From (863) 676-0200
$9,900, Blue Ridge moun- LEGACY REAL ESTATE CEN-
tains, paved roads, utilities, TER, INC. www.LEGA-
county water, panoramic CYREALESTATECENTER.com
views, excellent financing.
Sale September 24th, Call HAINES CITY-LAKEFRONT
now! (888)757-6867 ext. ESTATE LOT ON LAKE EVA-
214. ...Nearly 5 acres with
panoramic views. Over 225'
DEER RUN ROAD... This 5 of lakefront access from
acre lot is perfect for your Scenic Hwy or Alta Vista
new home or manufactured Drive. Mature Oaks and citrus
home. Close to Lake Walk in are plentiful with lots of room
Water, Kissimmee State Park to build your dream home!
and Tiger Creek Nature Con- REDUCED! $199,000 (863)
servancy. Priced to Sell! 676-0200 LEGACY REAL
$30,000 ESTATE CENTER, INC.
(863) 676-0200 www.LEGACYREALESTATE-
WWW.LEGACYREALESTATE- CENTER.com
CENTER.COM

Classified = Sales Advertise Today!
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Living in the' Cl iis Stura
Franklin, NC O.b s..
OVER 3,600 FT.
8 Acre Estate with 4.5 Acre Mtn. Estate
Excellent Views Gorgeous Views with
and Underground Driveway and Build
Utilities Site Prepared


1500 LOTS & ACREAGE

COUNTRY LIVING -
WHERE YOU CAN
HAVE IT ALL!!!
THE COUNTY IS DROP-
PING THE IMPACT
FEES FOR THE NEXT
SIX MONTHS AND NOW
IS THE TIME TO BUILD
A NEW HOME!!! SAVE
$$$THOUSANDS BUY-
ING AND BUILDING
NOW!!
ALTURAS, 14 acres
(more or less) for sale.
Will divide into mini-
mum of 5 acre tracts.
High and dry. Suitable
for building home, small
grove or raising cattle
or horses. Big enough
to build a home & sepa-
rate mother-in-law suite
or 2 homes! Close to
Alturas Elementary.
Enjoy country living at
its finest! Just 10 miles
to Bartow, Lake Wales
or Winter Haven. For
more information or to
schedule an appt. call
863q1 24 A6A


ACROSS
1 Its median score
is 100
7 Weapon for Tyson
11 Christmas choice
14 Former drug giant
15 Sans employment
16 Enjoyed hors
d'oeuvres, say
17 *Title role in the
2009 Tony winner
for Best Musical
19 Drop off briefly
20 Shoe with a
swoosh logo
21 Tex-Mex snack
22 M-16, e.g.
24 *Advantage of
some military
goggles
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option
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fleece
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55 "That's exactly
how I feel" ... or
what each
starred clue's first
word can do?
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Howard
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60 Tough leather
61 Subj. that helps
people assimilate
62 Niggling things
63"Enough
already!"
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2 Royally named
liner, briefly


1500 LOTS & ACREAGE
HAINES CITY-WONDERFUL
BUILDING LOT ON LAKE
TRACY- Owner says "Make
Me An Offer!" Close to
schools and shopping! Conve-
nient to Hwy 27. Over 70' of
Lakefront! $80,000 (863)
676-0200 LEGACY REAL
ESTATE CENTER, INC.
www.LEGACYREALESTATE-
CENTER.com
VACANT LOTS IN BABSON
PARK: .25 ac for $5,000 .28
ac for $15,000 Close to Bab-
son Park Elementary! (863)
676-0200 LEGACY REAL
ESTATE CENTER, INC.
www. LEGACYREALE STATE-
CENTER.com


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4 Gardner of
mysteries
5 Shrewd
6 When strokes
begin to count
7 Rip off
8 Couch potato's
fixation
9 Pavement
warning
10 Game with
tumbling blocks
11 *Unauthorized
stories written by
devotees
12 Author Calvino
13 Confine again, as
swine
18 Trails
23 "Did we get the
bid?"
24 Orion Mars
mission gp.
25 Acid container
26 Some arena
displays, briefly
27 Bar from a dairy
case
28 *Pro shop
freebie
29 Pre-speech
obstacle
32 St. Patrick's Day
dance


1500 LOTS & ACREAGE
HOME SITE, Nice half Acre
lot located in Beautiful Area of
Homes. Growing Region Cen-
trally Located between Winter
Haven and Lake Wales. Par-
tially Cleared and ready to
Build your First Home.
$27,900 id#cc PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC.
(863) 676-7040 www.prime-
plusrealestate.com
VACANT LOTS IN BABSON
PARK... .25 ac for $5,000
and .28 ac for $15,000.
Close to Babson Park Ele-
mentary!
(863) 676-0200
WWW.LEGACYREALESTATE-
CENTER.COM


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1500 LOTS & ACREAGE

INVEST IN LAND!
CALL THE "LANDLADY"
52 a/c Citruis-Hardee Co.
Good production, located in
possible phosphate mining
area. $1,508,000.
10 a/c Citrus. Hwy. 544
Haines City. Prime Develop-
ment area. $595,000.

Mary L. Adsit, Realtor
863 285 7118
All details on web site
www.maryadsit.com
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1500 LOTS & ACREAGE
LAKE CLINCH lakefront with
150'! Beautiful building
lot...over 1.6 acres with
mature trees! Peaceful cove
setting with stunning sunset
views across the lake!
(863) 676-0200
LEGACY REAL ESTATE CEN-
TER, INC. www.LEGA-
CYREALESTATECENTER.com
LAKE FRONT ON LAKE
WALK IN WATER, Just Over
5 Acres, Partially Wooded,
Private Location, Dead End
Street. Great Price! $79,900
id# It22 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE, INC
863-676-7040 www.prime-
plusrealestate.com
LAKE WALES, LAKEFRONT
LOT on beautiful Blue Lake.
This is a white sand bottom
lake with crystal clear water.
Lot is 95' x 250' in nice com-
munity. Build the home of
your dreams. $199,000.
Keller Williams Realty Lake
Wales 863-206-8686.
www.CherylBossarte.com
-LAKEFRONT LOT ON
BLUE LAKE... BUILDING LOT
WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS
AND OVER 110' OF
FRONTAGE!!! Crystal clear
water...perfect for skiing and
swimming. Build your dream
home!!! REDUCED to
$249,000 (863) 676-0200
LEGACY REAL ESTATE CEN-
TER, INC. www.LEGA-
CYREALESTATECENTER.com
OVER 10 ACRES LAKE-
FRONT PROPERTY,
LOCATED ON CLEAR-
CLEAN LAKE, IN AREA OF
NEWER HOMES, Most Of
The Land Is Cleared, Rolling
High And Dry, Beautiful View
Of The Lake And Surrounding
Properties. $99,000 PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC.
863-676-7040 www.prime-
plusrealestate.com
ROSALIE LAKE ROAD ..
This one acre lot sits high and
dry and has well, spectic and
temporary electric in place.
This lot is just down the road
from lake Rosalie boat ramp.
$25,000. 863-676-0200
WWW.LEGACYREALESTATE-
CENTER.COM
ROSALIE LAKE ROAD...
Vacant Land... This one acre
lot sits high and dry and has
well, septic and temporary
electric in place. This lot is
just down the road from Lake
Rosalie boat ramp. $27,000
(863) 676-0200 LEGACY
REAL ESTATE CENTER, INC.
www.LEGACYREALESTATE-
CENTER.com
US HWY 27 frontage at Col-
lege Park in Lake Wales.
2.09 acres zoned C-3 (RCC-R)
near Warner Southern Col-
lege. The FDOT traffic count
is 16,100 vehicles per day.
$229,000 Keller Williams
Realty Lake Wales Team
Commercial 863-679-1710
www.TeamCommercial.org
WINTER HAVEN, RENAIS-
SANCE! Vacant Lot. Secure,
Gated Community with Tennis,
Basketball, Children's Play
Area, Community Boat Ramp
and Security Cameras avail-
able with Cable (for a small
monthly fee)!! Over 1/2 an
acre with lake views and
steps to the community boat
ramp. $199,000 (863) 676-
0200 LEGACY REAL ESTATE
CENTER, INC. www.LEGA-
CYREALESTATECENTER.com
WOODED HOME SITE! 2
Acres of Beautiful Woods in
deed restricted community to
build your new home! Not too
far from Public Boat Ramp
into Lake Rosalie. Owner Moti-
vated and will look at all Rea-
sonable Offers! $39,900 id#
11209 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC
(863) 676-7040. www.prime-
plusrealestate.com

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1515 WATERFRONT
436 RIDGE MANOR DR...
WATERFRONT Recent negoti-
ations should allow for quick
bank approval. Lakefront 3
bedroom. 2 bath home on
Belle Lake. Large two-level
deck in the backyard. Wood-
burning fireplace, large
rooms. Downstairs storm
shelter. Close to schools and
shopping. This house has lots
of potential! Short sale. Cash
only due to condition. Seller
requires inspections to be
completed prior to submitting
offer to bank. $51,000. 863-
676-0200 WWW.LEGA-
CYREALESTATECENTER.COM
ALTA VISTA ... This is a great
piece of waterfront property
with 225 ft of frontage. Call
today for more information!
$149,000. 863-676-0200
WWW,LEGACYREALESTATE-
CENTER.COM

CROOKED LAKE BUILDING
LOT
100' Lakefront Frontage
Walking distance to Crooked
Lake Prairie Preserve. 790
Ohlinger Road, North of Bob's
Landing Marina.
Asking $300,000
www.maryadsit.com

Realtor co-broke welcome.
Mary L. Adsit, Realtor
863 285 7118







LAKE WALES 5312
Lakeshore Drive, Lake
Pierce, 3Bd/2Ba,
21,030sqft, Built 1967- all
updated. Over 1/4 acre lake-
front with dock. Sellers modi-
vated.
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY
of Winter Haven 863-604-
3728
| LAKE-WALK-IN-WATER |'
RANCH
5 BR Brick Home + apart-'
ment, 2 smaller homes, 1-'
:3/4 Mile Lake Frontage,,
!Lake Walk In Water. Dock,
entertainment building at:
'lake, hunting lodge, cattle, :
Exotic animals, citrus grove'
:and much more. 1681 acre:'
package $7999/acre.:
:Shown by appointment only.
:All details, pictures, etc. on'
'web site.
LAKE ANNIE LARGE
TREE NURSERY
,Modern 3 br, 2b, CB Home:
'+nice apartment with out-:
:side ENTRANCE. Yard
,includes old fashioned:
"CookHouse" for entertain-'
,ing. which includes fan,,
'screened, sink, refrigerator,,
'phone & TV connection.'
'Very Unique!
:Property includes several:
:maintenance buildings, 2:
,wells, Large Tree Inventory:
,and Another Rental Apart-:
| ment.
:Asking $735,000.00.:
'Owner will consider a Con-'
'servative Mortgage for a'
'qualified Hold Buyer. Shown'
by appointment.
Mary L. Adsit, Realtor
863 285 7118
www.maryadsit.com
All detail on Website
LEASE, 3/2 on Lake Buf-
fum, on lake. $1000 per
month. Furnished with NEW
Furniture,. Deposit. 863-698-
1095
North Carolina Mountain
Lakefront lots. New gated
waterfront community. Dock-
able lots with -up to 300' of
shoreline, Low insurance, Low
property tax. Call Now
(800)709-5253


1520 OUT OF TOWN LOTS
NC mountain property
must go. 4.5 acres with out-
standing views and privacy.
$25,000 OBO, great for
home or cabin. (828)394-
9298. Ask for Richard

1610 BUSINESS RENTALS
15381 HWY 27 ... This
office building has several pri-
vate office suites, 2 bath-
rooms, a conferenance room
with built in book shelves, a
waiting/greeting room, pri-
vate receptionist area, a
kitchen, an electrical room
and several storage closets.
The private parking lot pro-
vides ample parking and has
recently been resurfaced.
Lease does NOT include the
property behind the building.
$259,900 863-676-0200
WWW.LEGACYREALESTATE-
CENTER.COM
$350.00 mo. + tax +
$350 Sec Dep. building for
storage or small business this
is 984 sq ft, 1 bathroom,
100 amp service, 12-14 ft
ceilings, 1-10 ft bay door & 1
standard door. No air. Locat-
ed at 914 East Street, Lake
Wales Credit Application
Required
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE
KELLI CHINSKI
863 679-7700 OR 863
289-7459
LAKE WALES- EXECUTIVE
OFFICE space available in
Bullard Building in downtown
Lake Wales. Your clients will
be impressed when they enter
through a private elevator into
an impressive wood trimmed
atrium. Enjoy all the amenities
of new construction while still
retaining the nostalgia of a
historic setting. ADA compli-
ant. Public restrooms and
parking. 400 sq. ft. Rent
$500/month, SD/neg. Call
Maggie Stohler at Legacy
Leasing Services, Inc. 863-
676-0024 or visit www.Lega-
cyLeases.com.
LAKE WALES: Great Expo-
sure on Hwy. 27-This office
building has several private
office suites, 2 bathrooms, a
conference room with built in
book shelves, a waiting/greet-
ing room, private receptionist
area, a kitchen, an electrical
room and several storage
closets. The private parking
lot has a new blacktop and
ample parking spaces. Lease
does NOT include use of the
yard space behind the build-
ing. $1800/month. Call Lega-
cy Leasing Services 863-676-
0024 or visit www.Lega-
cyLeases.com.
SHOWROOM/OFFICE on
Large Lot on Hwy 27- Used as
a boat dealership since 1986.
Property has a retail show
room with a private office, 2
bays, bathroom, equipment
storage, outdoor shed, and
plenty of surrounding lot
space which is irrigated.
Great exposure from major
US highway. Total of 2
parcels, both have their own
well and septic. Owners will
consider selling the business,
property and all related equip-
ment. $2200/month. Call
Legacy Leasing Services
863-676-0024 or visit
www.LegacyLeases.com.
1620 COMMERCIAL/
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY
215 N SCENIC HWY...
Great opportunity to own 2
commercial buildings in down-
town Frostproof. A total of 5
rental spaces each with a pri-
vate bathroom. Highway
exposure with lease income
of $1500 a month. $99,900
(863) 676-0200
WWW.LEGACYREALESTATE-
CENTER.COM

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1620 COMMERCIAL/
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY


4.7 acres, fenced, 331' High-
way frontage, adjoins RR track,
6 small CB buildings, MH Office
building-(9 offices) CB Mainte-
nance building with height for
large vehicles or motor homes.
Near Lake Wales Airport. This
location should be very impor-
tant when the CSX train to rail
transfer facility becomes active.
Property needs some "TLC" and
priced accordingly. Price has
been reduced from $450,000.
to only $225,000. Shown by
appointment.
www.maryadsit.com
Realtor co-broke welcome.
Mary L. Adsit, Realtor
863 285 7118

5 EAST LINCOLN AVE.
Lake Wales

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5.4 Acres, Paved, Fenced,
paved streets on 3 sides, for-
mer RR siding on 4th side that
could possibly be re-activated.
9 buildings and space for more!
There is an 8200 sf metal build-
ing on the corner of J. A. Wilt-
shire and East street that has
22' high walls, 12'high doors, 3
phase power. Owner would
consider a division of the
property to include this
building or would lease it.
Price on the entire property has
been reduced to only
$1,350,000. and owner will
possibly consider some conser-
vative owner financing for a
qualified buyer. Shown by
appointment only. 511-D on
web site.
www.maryadsit.com
Realtor co-broke welcome.
Mary L. Adsit, Realtor
863 285 7118
650 6TH SW ST... EXCEL-
LENT OFFICE/WAREHOUSE!
17 individual offices, plus
open floor area with 30 dou-
ble-service desk stations.
Three grade level doors plus
dock height ramp door.
-Super location with easy
access to US 17, in good
condition. $974,000
(863) 676-0200
WWW.LEGACYREALESTATE-
CENTER.COM
911 STATE ROAD 60 E...
State Road 60 E Frontages.
Residential or "Professional
Office". Good location for
insurance office, computer
repair, etc. Newly updated
and move-in ready.
$155,000
(863) 676-0200
WWW.LEGACYREALE STATE-
CENTER.COM
911 STATE ROAD 60, EAST
Zoned residential or "Profes-
sional Office". Home has
recently been updated and is
move-in ready. New kitchen
with stainless steel appli-
ances, updated bathroom and
wood floors throughout.
There is a separate entrance
leading for possible reception
area. Ideal location for archi-
tect, counselor, computer
repair, insurance, etc.
$155,000 (863) 676-0200
LEGACY REAL ESTATE CEN-
TER, INC. www.LEGA-
CYREALESTATECENTER.com

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1620 COMMERCIAL/
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY
AUBURNDALE, motivated
seller prime retail loca-
tion. Former bank building
on Hwy 92, Located on a
corner lot between Oak St. &
Walnut St. 3571sf building
consists of '2 offices, vault,
storage area & 4 drive thru
teller lanes. Daily traffic count
per FL DOT is 37,500. Sold
with adj. vacant lot. Commer-
cial hwy. zoning. Keller
Williams Realty Lake Wales -
Team Commercial.
863-679-1710.
$450,000.
www.TeamCommercial.org
CLASSROOM FOR RENT
BY DAY, WEEK, OR
MONTH, Classroom will seat
approximately 35, Nice Open
Room, Handicap Bathroom,
Highway Frontage, CALL FOR
MORE DETAILS. PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC.
863-676-7040 or 863-632-
0272
Commercial property for
rent, 322 S. Scenic Hwy,
Lake Wales. Excellent busi-
ness location, large building
10,000sf, 14 ft overhead
doors, 1500sf. office show-
room with A/C. Security
deposit required.
$1975/month. 863-678-
1498 or 863-241-1528
LAKE WALES -
Industrial/Warehouse located
near the airport & within 5
miles of the new CSX logistics
center. 183,195 SF with
office build out, dock high
doors & one ramped loading
dock. $9,000,000. Keller
Williams Realty Lake Wales -
Team Commercial 863-679-
1710 www.TeamCommer-
cial.org
LAKE WALES INDUSTRIAL
PROPERTY LOCATED NEAR
THE LAKE WALES AIRPORT.
LCC zoning. Building is 6375
SF with 3000 SF of office
space. 3 roll up doors 1
dock high door with loading
ramp. Keller Williams Real-
ty Lake Wales Team Com-
mercial 863-679-1710
www.TeamCommercial.org
LAKE WALES US HWY 27
frontage. 2.18 acres zoned
C-3 (Commercial enclave)
which allows many commer-
cial uses. Property was previ-
ously a gas station: pumps
have been removed.
Office/Service Garage Build-
ing is still on property.
$495,000 Keller Williams
Realty Lake Wales Team
Commercial 863-679-1710
www.TeamCommercial.org
LAKE WALES, 4.9 Ac.
vacant land with frontage on
S. Airport Rd. Industrial -
zoned BPC-2. $200,000
Keller Williams Realty Lake
Wales Team Commercial
863-679-1710
www.TeamCommercial.org
LAKE WALES, Own a piece
of Park Ave. 2 story building
located in historic downtown.
Property could be used for
professional offices or retail.
The exterior doors are posi-
tioned so that it would be
easy for an owner/user to
occupy one floor & rent the
other. $650,000. Keller
Williams Realty Lake Wales
Team Commercial 863-679-
1710.
www.TeamCommercial.org
LAKE WALES, vacant land
with lake view. Two acres
overlooking Blue Lake. Prop-
erty has 330 ft. of frontage
on Scenic Hwy. Currently
planted in citrus, zoning will
allow 1 home. $200,000.
Keller Williams Realty Lake
Wales Team Commercial
863-679-1710 www.Team-
Commercial.org

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1620 COMMERCIAL/
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY
LAKE WALES, WAREHOUSE
SPACE FOR LEASE West
Lake Wales. Property is suit-
ed for multiple tenants.
Space available for 10,000
SF, 12,000 SF or 22,000 SF
or contiguous space of
44,000 SF. Lease rate of
$3.00 SF NNN. Keller
Williams Realty Lake Wales -
Team. Commercial 863-679-
1710 www.TeamCommer-
cial.org
W-,


LAKE WALES- HWY. 60
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
2113 State Road 60 West

331' Frontage on South side of 4
lane Hwy. 60. Large maintenance
building, 6 storage buildings,
Office building, enclosed in chain
link fencing. Near Lake Wales air-
port. This property is going To be
an ideal location as it is between
the CSX rail transfer facility, the
proposed Polk Parkway Inter-
change and US 27. Very strate-
gic location! Price is only $
225,000. Shown by appoint-
ment. All details including pic-
tures, maps, etc. on web site "

www.maryadsit.com
MARY L. ADSIT, Realtor
863 285 7118
OFFICE FOR LEASE, State
Rd. 60 E., Lake Wales, New
Office Building offers great
exposure on Major. Highway,
open floor plan available,
approx. 820 sq.ft. RENT
NEGOTIABLE, Call For details,
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE
INC. 863-676-7040 OR 863-
632-0272 (ask for David)
www.primeplusrealestate.co
m
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE
- Winter Haven. Property has
3 office suites ranging from
900 SF to 2958 SF. Lease
rate of $8.25 SF includes
water & sewer. Keller
Williams Realty Lake Wales -
Team Commercial 863-679-
1710 www.TeamCommer-
cial.org
OVER 14 ACRES HIGHWAY
FRONTAGE IN AVO N
PARK, Multiple parcels, with
mixed use. Excellent potential
for commercial highway busi-
ness, or income property on
U.S. 27. Bank owned, recent
appraisal and priced accord-
ingly, $820,000. PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC.
863-676-7040 www.prime-
plusrealestate.com

WAVERLY Commercial
property located between US
27 & Scenic Hwy on Waverly
Rd. Property has 2 buildings
totaling 2650sf. C-3 com-
mercial zoning. Property
could be used for office, retail
or general commercial. $
189,000 Keller Williams Real-
ty Lake Wales 863-206-
8686. www.TeamCommer-
cial.org
WAVERLY- 5.82 +/- acres
zoned commercial with two
warehouse storage buildings
and an office building. Zoned
industrial with ample truck
parking. Property is perfect
for anyone needing ware-
house/distribution space or
as a truck terminal.
$895,000. Keller Williams
Realty Lake Wales Team
Commercial 863-679-1710
www.TeamCommercial.org
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1650 FARMS/RANCHES


10 acres Valencia Grove. Lake
Wales. $ 179,000.
52 acres Valencia/Hamlin
Grove- Limestone $1,508,000.
30 acres Hamlin/Sunburst
Grove City of Dundee
$1,050,000.
10 acres Hamlin/Valencia
grove- City of Haines City
$595,000.
2338 acres Waterfront Ranch
package (Lake Walk In Water)
212 acres Ranch, paved road,
good grass, some hunting
$5000. acre
154 acres Ranch Ft.
Meade/Frostproof area $ 5000.
acre
108 acres Ranch 2 nice ponds
Ft. Meade area $ 648,000.
26 acres "Mini" Ranch, modern
pool/home, large barn, great
pasture with water, fish
pond $ 450,000.
24 A/c Waterfront tree nursery
with 3 BR, 2B home, 2 apart-
ments and inventory included.
$ 735,000.
30 Acres "Chicora" area, Mul-
berry. Former citrus grove,
cleared and ready to plant back
to citrus, vegetable farming,
Other fruits, etc. 8" permitted
well, paved road frontage.
Some wooded area would make
nice home site next to this
potential agricultural operation.
Paved road frontage and only
10 minutes from the proposed
Mosiac Streamsong "World
Class" golf resort which is
scheduled to begin construction
this Fall. Asking $ 330,000.
Lets talk!
For more details, pictures and
maps go to
www.maryadsit.com
MARY L. ADSIT, Realtor
863 285 7118


153 Acre Valencia Citrus
Grove in Hendry County, FL.
This is an older producing
grove in need of TLC.
Some equipment goes with
sale. Micro-jet system is in
good shape, 1 12" deep
well, 1 large discharge
pump,and 1 pump for
freeze protection. The
grove is for sale in whole or
1/2 interest to the right
party. Call or email owner
863-699-0659
glades@vistanet.net
890 WALK IN WATER RD...
This private residence rests
on a wooded parcel that is
fenced on 3 sides. Bring your
animals. There is a chain link
dog run, chicken coop and
pole barn already in place.
Workshop (10x20) attached
to the barn. Custom built
house has many luxury fea-
tures. $248,000
(863) 676-0200
WWW.LEGACYREALESTATE-
CENTER.COM

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HISTORIC LAKE WALES
SOCIETY
DEPOT MUSEUM
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSIS-
TANT
325 S. Scenic Highway
863-678-4209
FAX 863-678-4299
lakewalesdepot@gmail.com


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transportation.com (800)501-
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endorsement, Good MVR &
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required. Up to 42cpm
w/additional mileage incen-
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port.com

2005 SERVICES

HURRICANES are here
call before damages
for estimate.
Tree and yard service. Cut
trees, trim palms, good
ideas and good price.
Also do Concrete,
sidewalk and driveways.
Call 863-519-0324

2100 GENERAL
$5,000 Sign-On Bonus!
Frac Sand Haulers with com-
plete Bulk Pneumatic Rigs
only. Relocate to Texas for
tons of work! Fuel/Quick pay
available. (800)491-9029.
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LOOKING FOR EVENING
& WEEKEND WORK -
accounting, bookeeping,
payroll, secretarial. 20
yrs. of experience. 863-
512-0041. Also experi-
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The public is invited to
Bingo at American
Legion Post #8, 300
Avenue M NW, Winter
Haven every Monday
night. Doors open at
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starting at 7pm. Pack-
ages are $17, $20 &
$25. Over $1,800 given
out. Bingo includes reg-
ular games and three
jackpots. Come hungry!
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LOST
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sentimental value
no questions asked
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BUSINESS SERVICES

5054 CONTRACTORS
ALL TYPES ALUMINUM
CONSTRUCTION
Specializing in: Screen
Rooms, Glass & Vinyl Rooms,
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residential!
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Superior Concrete, Inc
Servicing Home and Busi-
ness Owners for more than
20 years. Foundation
Slabs,
Driveways, Patios, Walk-
ways, etc
Accept Visa and Mastercard
863 205 7174
863 835 3222
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5090 HEATING & AIR

Central Florida's
Cooling Specialists
POWELL A/C & HEAT
Sales Service Installa-
tion
All makes & models
Residential & commercial
Don't miss out on the
2010 tax credit
Financing available on new
& replacement units. Free
estimates on installations
& replacements.
Insured
State Certified
CAC1315459
863-293-5046
R & R Heating & Cooling
the Quality leader in Heating
and Cooling
RESIDENTIAL / COMMER-
CIAL
Air Conditioning & Heating
Systems Completely Installed
Winter Haven 293-8515
Bartow 533-9588
Ft Meade 285-7782
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5100 HOME & COMMERCIAL
IMPROVEMENT

CERTIFIED HOME
REPAIRS
863-232-8974
One Call Does it All
GENERAL
Punchouts, power wash-
ing walks, driveways,
decks, patios, (water sup-
ply needed) screen
repairs gutters -
new & repairs
KITCHEN
Leaky Faucets Drains &
Piping, Cabinets, Counter
Tops, Sinks, Appliance
Hook-ups, Refacing
BATH
Doors, Interior, Mirrors,
Vanities, Sinks, Toilets,
Tubs,
Tub Walls, Refacing
CARPENTRY
Shelving, Framing exterior
doors, screen doors,
Sheet Rock repairs or
new
installation, Trim work,
Roofing repair
FLOORING
Tile Flooring, repairs or
new installations, Wood
Flooring, Laminates,
Sheetgoods
GENERAL
Punchouts, Power Wash-
ing -walks, drive ways,
decks, patios, (water sup-
ply needed) Screen
Repairs, Gutters,
New & Repairs
Call Paul NOW
for his monthly specials.
No Job Too Big or Too
Small
Licensed & Insured

5110 LAWN/GARDEN & TREE
Pro Grass Lawn
Maintenance
Affordable lawn and tractor
service, bushhog, box blades,
front loader, brush rack.
863-285-6451
Pro Grass
Lawn Maintenance
Affordable lawn and tractor
service, bushhog, box
blades, front loader, brush
rack.
863-285-6451
TREES
Gorgeous, Bottle Brush, East
Lake Holly, Sweet Gum
Maple, Red Maple, Florida
Maple,
Average Height 8=10 ft.
Price Vary $75.00 to
$175.00.
424 N Oak, Ft Meade, FL
863-285-7013
call cell 941-730-4537

5115 LEGAL SERVICES
PREGNANT? CONSIDER-
ING ADOPTION? A childless
energetic, spiritual, commit-
ted couple seeks to adopt.
Financially secure. Healthcare
professionals. Expenses paid.
Gil & Dave (888)580-ADOPT
(2367). FL Bar#0150789
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3-WHEEL MOBILITY
POWER SCOOTER, Excel-
lent Condition, $250.00. Call
863-676-8986
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Just need Dial Up internet
Dial up for Facebook and
email
$8.99 to $11.99
for unlimited internet
( a phone Line Is Required )
Bold ISP 855-762-7650 Toll
Free
LIBERTY SAFES- Sales
Moving, Opening, Repairing.
Safes for the home- office-
guns.
PRECISION SAFE AND
LOCK
217 Avenue G, SW,
Winter Haven
863-293-4098
www.precisionsafeandlock.co
m
SADDLE FOR SALE:
This saddle was made by the
real Billy Cook in Sulphur,
Oklahoma. There are silver
corner plates, silver conchos
with futivrity tips, a silver can-
tIe piece, two pommel
pieces, and two rear buckles.
The silver
pattern includes gold inlayed
with silver. It is really eye
catching and beautiful. All the
tooling was done by hand
and is gorgeous. The pack-
age include a matching two-
eared headstall that has
silver on the cheek pieces,
ear pieces, and silver buck-
les that also have the match-
ing silver pattern. The 16"
seat is
chocolate suede with
padding. Interested persons
should
contact me via email at
michaelbanel@hotmail.com

WATER SUPPLY INC.
Norman Duncan
6115 Hwy 60 East
Bartow, FL 33830
Office 863.537.1411
Cell 863.559.7997
E-mail Gin-
ger00317@msn.com
Docks Seawalls *
Decks
Steel Buildings Car-
ports
Sheds Water Sewer
Infrastructure Pipe -
Storm
REPAIRS


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6012 GARAGE SALES

SBART(oW 1235 Sunset"
Ave Big sale on saturday
the 24th
7am lpm

HOMELAND HUGH Thurs-
day, Friday, Saturday 8am-
4pm. 338 5th Street, furni-
tures, office supplies, home
decor, clothing.
17 640 Mimosa 5th
LAKE WALES ESTATE
SALE
Saturday September 24 8-2
873 Tartan Loop (Highland
Point)
Furniture, Home Goods,
Dishes, Books.

6020 AUCTIONS
LAKEFRONT HORSE FARM 5-
Bedroom Home, 3-Stall Barn,
Large Workshop, Garage,
Scenic Lake Frontage, Dock,
Pier. Price reduced
$799,000. Owner Financing.
Lake Tillery, East of Charlotte,
NC. Iron Horse Properties.
(800)997-2248. www.iron-
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LAKEFRONT HORSE FARM 5-
Bedroom Home, 3-Stall Barn,
Large Workshop, Garage,
Scenic Lake Frontage, Dock,
Pier. Price reduced
$799,000. Owner Financing.
Lake Tillery, East of Charlotte,
NC. Iron Horse Properties.
(800)997-2248. www.iron-
horseproperties.net

6030 HOUSEHOLD GOODS
QUEEN MATTRESS SET
$80.00 Very nice, Plush and
Clean: No Stains Rips, or
Dips. Can deliver $$$$, also
have Metal Frame for the
Queen if needed $$$. Call
863-646-4441, or 863-712-
8733
6040 TV/STEREO/RADIO

TV, color 13" $35. 25"
color. $75. Cordlessl
phones (2), -brand new.
$25 for both. Leather
cleaning kit. $20. 863-
512-0041.

6065 CLOTHING/JEWELRY
ACCESSORIES

'ACCESSORIES Coach:
purse signature print gold &1
blue like new, has dust bag.'
$75.OO OBO.
:Call: 863-698-6952
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:JEWELRY Geneve gold:
watch all gold work, don't
:known weight. Only serious'
'buyers please. $500.00,
:firm.
Call: 863-698-6952
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6165 STORAGE SHEDS/
BUILDINGS

WATER SUPPLY INC.
Norman Duncan
6115 Hwy 60 East
Bartow, FL 33830
Office 863.537.1411
Cell 863.559.7997
E-mail Gin-
ger00317@msn.com
Docks Seawalls *
Decks
Steel Buildings Car-
ports
Sheds Water Sewer
Infrastructure Pipe -
Storm
REPAIRS

6180 HEAVY/CONST.
EQUIPMENT
SAWMILLS -Band/Chainsaw -
SPRING SALE Cut lumber
any dimension, anytime.
MAKE MONEY and SAVE
MONEY In stock ready to ship.
Starting at $995.00
www.NorwoodSawmills.com/
300N (800)578-1363
Ext.300N
6233 DOGS

MALE AND FEMALE
YORKSHIRE TERRIERS
and
MALE and FEMALE
ENGLISH BULLDOGS
FREE TO A GOOD HOME
contact
w4iames@gmail.com

6260 MISCELLANEOUS
10 ft FIBERGLASS LADDER
$75.00 call 863-465-3783
AIRLINES ARE HIRING -
Train for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA
approved program. Financial
aid if qualified. Housing
available. CALL Aviation Insti-
tute of Maintenance
(866)314-3769
JOHN DEERE GX85 Riding
Lawn Mower $325.00. call
863-465-3783

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6260 MISCELLANEOUS
ATTEND COLLEGE ON
LINE from home. Medical,
* Business, Paralegal, *
Accounting, Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. Call
(888)203-3179
www.CenturaOnline.com
DIRECTV Fall Special!
Free HD, 3 mos. FREE
HBO/Showtime/Starz/Cine-
max! NFL SUNDAY TICKET
Free-Choice Ultimate/Premier-
Pkgs. from $29.99/mo. Till
09/30! (866)419-5666.
LAKE WALES DOG TO
GOOD HOME. Will discuss
when called 863-605-5250
SAWMILLS from only
$3997 MAKE MONEY &
SAVE MONEY with your own
bandmill-Cut lumber any
dimension. In stock ready to
ship. FREE Info & DVD:
www.NorwoodSawmills.com/300N
(800)578-1363 Ext.300N
6270 WANTED TO
BUY/TRADE

BUYING
GOLD, SILVER,
COINS, JEWELRY
Highest Prices In History!

ANY CONDITION
WE BUY IT ALL, and Pay So Much
We Almost Want to Cry. You, of
Course, Will Laugh With Glee!!
See PHIL at the former
HOLLY'S ARMY NAVY STORE
3440 Ave G NW
Winter Haven
Mon-Sat 10am-5:30pm
Call first to confirm I'm there
863-299-6031
Our 33rd Year.
FLY TYING SADDLES WANT-
EDNEW or USED 863-648-
1404
6999 MERCHANDISE
$199.99 AND UNDER
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LIFT CHAIR RECLINER -:
More than a lift chair it's nice
furniture. Purchased from'
Haverty's May 2010 for:
$1000. Used for 6 months:
:$500. cash Dark Beige fab-,
ric Excellent condition also:
has fabric protector system.:
863-533-3968
7000
7000ff


TRANSPORTATION

7140 MISC.DOMESTIC
AUTOS
1993 GMC CONVERSION
VAN 2500 SERIES, raised
roof, wood cabinets, nice,
clean. Heavy duty hitch &
transmission fan.
$2800/OB0 863-875-2128
1994 DODGE GRAND
CARAVAN. Wheel Chair
Van 10 inch lowered floor
with tie-downs and ramp.
$5,000, OBO
863-533-8645

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7140 MISC.DOMESTIC
AUTOS
2000 CADILLAC DEVILLE,
less than 55k miles. Pearl
white w/camel vinyl top. Nice
leather interior. Fully loaded.
Exc. cond. $7,200 863-559-
6935
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'2002 DODGE RAM 1500'
SLT Truck, Quad cab, 4X41
5" Lift kit Fab tech, 35" Toyo:
MT, 20" Alum wheels, 165:
:mi, $10,900, OBO 407-:
:346-9807
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2005 FORD EXPEDITION
SUV, forest green, By Owner
asking $13,500, OBO excel-
lent condition low mileage
four new michelin tires
863-533-5803 leave mes-
sage
2008 CHEVROLET
MALIBU, gold, 32k miles,
mint condition. $8,500 863-
438-8093

7260 AUTOS WANTED
CASH FOR CARS! Any
Make, Model or Year. We
pay MORE! Running or not.
Sell your car or truck TODAY.
Free Towing! Instant Offer.
(888)420-3807.

7333 MISC. BOATS
FOR SALE -
2 ANTIQUE CANOES and
1 CANOE TRAILER
1. 1967 Antique Old Town
Guide Canoe.
canvas over wood- Dark -
Green FULLY RESTORED
Call 863-604-0486
2. 1937 Antique Old Town
canvas over wood-
original color Green
FULLY RESTORED
Call 863-232-7212
3. 17ft. Canoe Trailer, Terra
Cotta, Crome Wheels. Holds
6 canoes, 6 waterproof
compartments with snap
down Khaki Canvas Top.
Call 863-232-7212
JON BOAT, 14ft. 6hp John-
son w/ galvanized trailer. 28#
thurst trolling motor. Live well.
$1200 Call 863-899-2648.
7341 TRAILER
& ACCESSORIES

ALUMINUM TRAILOR tan-I
dem electric brakes, excel-
lent condition. $3900.00
obo
call Jay 407-346-9807

7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS
2001 Honda CBR F41 600
motorcycle. Runs great 17k
miles
863-285-8705. $2,800





2009 HONDA SHADOW,
750cc, 1936 miles. Blue & Silver.
List $9500. $6500/OBO. Call
Paul 863-285-9098.
7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVELTRAILERS
TRAVEL TRAILER, 33ft
Cougar 302RLS, double slide,
queen bed, rear living room.
Like new! Lots of extras! 231-"
633-0024. (Haines City)


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