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Frostproof, Polk County Florida 33843


Volume 90 Number 28


USPS NO 211-260


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New budget could contain small tax rate hike


After four years of steady millage figures, council


By BRIAN ACKLEY
BACKLEN(@'HEARTLANDNEV, SPAPERS.COM-
Proposed expenses are going down
more than four percent in Frostproof's
2013-14 budget, but city taxpayers are
still facing their first tax rate increase,
albeit a very small one, in five years.
City council members spent nearly two
hours Monday night getting their first
collective look at a new spending plan
which totals $4,011,140. That combines
both the general revenues of the city,
which are projected at $2.42 million, and
revenues from the so-called enterprise
fund, which is money collected for utility,
service.


In all, total general fund and enterprise
fund expenses, not counting capital
improvement projects, comes in at
$3,366,260. The council did not get to the
capital improvements part of the budget
Monday, and has scheduled another
workshop on July 22 at 4p.m.
The biggest single cost falls under pub-
lic safety, which totals almost a quarter
of the expense budget at $880,940. The
city's police pension plan will cost the
city about an extra $120,000 next year,
the first time the city has had to pay into
the plan since it abolished its own force
in 2007.
"It was a very lucrative plan that Was
put into effect," City ManagerT.R. Croley


noted. The city hasn't had to pay into the
retirement plan in recent years because
the state had made a large payment of
funds they had withheld for several years
when the city had its major financial.
problems in the middle of the last
decade.
City finance manager MelodyWalsh
told council members that spending in
the upcoming fiscal year, which starts
Oct. 1, is projected to shrink by almost
4.4 percent when compared to the cur-
rent budget.
SHowever, the new spending plan was
put together with a proposed tax rate of
$8.0587. For the last four years, the city
has operated with a tax rate of $7.809 per


mulls increase

$1,000 assessed home value.
Walsh noted that keeping the rate level
for the last fewyear, despite plummeting
property values, meant a serious decline
in ad valorem tax revenue.
"We haven't changed our millage rate
and each year we've lost revenue. We'll
have lost 19 percent of our ad valorem
revenue over the last five years," she said.
Walsh said the new rate would basi-
cally bring only the same level of tax
revenue as was generated this year with
Sthe lower rate, because of declining prop-
erty assessment figures. The new rate, if
enacted, would mean a home with an
BUDGET16


A Monday morning crash claimed
the life of a Ft. Meade man who was on
his way to work, according to reports.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office
says that around 6 a.m. Monday, July
15, a blue 2014 Freightlinrier semi with
trailer, driven by 51 -year-old Ken
Kessler, Railroad Street, Highland,
NMich., and an apprentice driver, had
just concluded one of their mandatory
resting periods inside the semi behind
the CITGO gas station at U.S. Hw3. 27



PHOTO
BY BILL
ROGERS
A Ft.
Meade
man
perished
in a crash
early
Monday
morning
on U.S. 27
south
of Lake
Wales.


(S.R. 251 and Penny Loop, Lake Wales.
Deputies say that the semi is the
property of Werner Enterprises and
was loaded with computer equipment.
Reports note that Kessler pulled out
from the north entrance of the CITGO
gas station, crossed over the north-
bound lanes of U.S. Hwy. 27, enter
fthe paved median break, and then
proceed southbound on U.S. Hwy. 27
ACCIDENT 16


By BRIAN ACKLEY
BACKLEY@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM
Downtown Frostproof is in line for
a pretty dramatic makeover in the
coming months, one that got final city
approval Monday night.
The Frostproof Chamber initiative,
spearheaded by Dede LeFils of Watson's
Pharmacy, calls for 18 new foxtail palms
to line east and west Wall Street, replac-
ing elm trees along the roadway that are
in place now.
The chamber will pay for the bulk
of the project. LeFils said more than
30 groups, businesses and individuals
have donated more than $9,000 to pay
for the trees, their installation, and
appropriate landscaping around their
trunks.
The city will make sure water is avail-
able to each of the trees, 10 of which
will replace existing elms, and eight of
which will be in new spots. The city will,
also provide maintenance on the trees,
and help with some of the amenities
needed for installation where the new
trees will be located.
"It's going to make the whole down-
town area look different, more tropical.
I can't wait to get started," LeFils said.
"They (the foxtail palms) are attractive
and appropriate size for street plant-
ing. They are a clean palm with a large
canopy."
During a presentation Monday, she


said the trees grow no higher than
30 feet, and provide nice shade. They
are low maintenance, and tolerate cold
fairly well, she added.
Each tree will be surrounded at its
base with a rubber mulch and orna-
mental shrubbery. The council gave the
final plan its unanimous consent.
Councilwoman Diana Webster Biehi
said the idea builds on a philosophy she
had reinforced at an economic develop-
ment workshop she attended recently.
"One of the most important things a
city can do is create an environment in
its financial district that is green, warm
and welcoming," she noted. "Even
though it will involve some additional
effort from the city's crews, it really is in
line with that thinking and is something
I look forward to doing more of."
There was some concern over any
commemorative bricks that might have
to be moved where new trees will be
planted.
City officials don't believe there are
that many that will have to be relo-
cated, and families will be contacted
should a brick need to be moved. There
should not be a need to move a brick
any more than a couple of feet, officials
added.
LeFils said that if someone absolutely
refused to allow a commemorative
brick to be moved, the tree itself could
be moved by a few inches to accommo-
date keeping a brick in its exact original


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Calendar................Page 2
Editorial............. Page 4-5
Obihituaries............. Page 6
County Report...... Page 8
Sports.................. Page 12
Pets.................Page 14-15


Feeling Fit........... Page 19


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Accident claims life

of Ft. Meade man


He was on his way to work


Downtown palms


plan now in place


CITRUS ESTIMATE
Greening leaves
citrus estimates
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* FRIDAY, JULY 19

WaterVentures Mobile Lab

Latt Maxcy Memorial Library will
host a very special event, a visit
from the Water Venture's Mobile Lab.
WaterVenrituresFlorida's Learning Lab is
a traveling science center. This amaz-
ing vehicle is actually a 53-foot semi-
trailer which has been customized to
provide a platform for educational
outreach programs and will feature
both indoor and outdoor Learning Lab
stations. The outdoor activity center is
covered by an automatic, retractable
awning. The covered space will have
an AV screen for educational presenta-
tions and hands-on student stations
such as watershed tables, a relief map
of Florida's water features, recycling
exhibits, product distribution bins,
and a demonstration table. Inside the
semi-trailer the students will explore
museum-quality, directed learning
activities. The exhibits will focus on
water education and increasing aware-
ness of how water movesthrough our
lives. The artistic exhibits will encour-
age positive stewardship of Florida's
diverse watersheds through a variety of
inquiry-based activities. The program
is free, and begins at 10 a.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 20
Sing for a Cure

The Frostproof Relay for Life will
be hosting a special "Sing for a Cure"
concert at the First Baptist Church of
Frostproof, starting at 6 p.m. Tickets
will be $5, with all proceeds donated
to the Frostproof Relay for Life ef-
forts to combat cancer. All Frostproof
churches are invited to have one or two
performers. If interested, please contact
Robert Stemple at 863-635-4595. So far,
participating churches include: First
Baptist, Southside Baptist, Cross Ridge
Baptist of Lake Wales and Frostproof
Care Center, and Church of God by
Grace in Highland Park. Refreshments
will be served in the Smith Building
after the show for a donation.


Spaghetti Dinner

The Frostproof Bulldog Booster Club will
be holding a spaghetti lunch and dinner
fundraiser at the First United Methodist
Church. Meals will be $7 each, and will be
served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again
from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the
door, or from any varsity or junior varsity
football team members. All proceeds
will benefit equipment purchases for
the football program. Tickets also can be
purchased by calling 863-934-2979.

MONDAY, JULY 22

Budget workshop

The Frostproof city council has
scheduled a budget workshop for
Monday, starting at 4 p.m. in city hall.
The public is invited.

SATURDAY, JULY 27

Murder mystery dinner theater

The Ramon Theater will host another
in its series of popular murder-mystery
dinner theaters, staging a production of
"I Loathe A Parade." Come discover who
killed Mayor Joe Possumz at the annual
Independence Day Parade, and enjoy a de-
licious meal at the same time. The special
S"cast of characters" hits the stage at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $35 each, and can be reserved
online at www.ramontheater.com or by
calling the box office at 863-635-7222.

* MONDAY, JULY 29

Vacation Bible School

The First United Methodist Church of
Frostproof, 150 DeVane Street, invites
all children ages three though the 12th
grade to come to "God's Backyard Bible
Camp" the week of July 29 to Aug. 2.
The fun will happen between 9 a.m. to
11:30 a.m. Please register online at www.
vacationbilbleschool.com\frostproof
methodistchurch or contact the church
office to register early, 863-635-3107,
between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays.
Transportation will be available.


Frostproof women injured in SR 60 crash


One woman was airlifted and three
others sent to the hospital via ambu-
lance after a vehicle crash on Monday
morning on State Road 60 in Lake Wales.
According to reports the crash
occurred at approximately 11 a.m.
Monday, where S.R. 60 intersects with
Sharp Street.
Police say a maroon 2000 Buick tried
making a left turn onto S.R. 60 east-.
bound from Sharp Street. Reports say
the Buick failed to yield right-of-way,,
pulling out in the direct path of a white
2008 Dodge, which was westbound on
S.R. 60.
Police note the Buick was driven by
Kathryn Taylor, 54, of Cantonment, Fla.,


who was accompanied by Marie Padula,
79, of Fedhaven, Fla.
The Dodge was driven by Maria
Suzanne Jernigan, 27, of Frostproof, and
she was accompanied by her mother,
Maria Isabel Jermgan, 48, also of
Frostproof.
As a result of the crash, Padula was
airlifted from the scene and the others
were transported by. ambulance to the
hospital.
The crash caused west bound traffic
on S.R. 60 to be rerouted for about two
hours and eastbound traffic reduced to
one lane.
Charges in this case are pending,
according to police.


PHOTOS BYBREND EGGERT BRADER This is one of two cars that collided at the
PHOTOS BY BRENDA EGGERT BRADER intersection of Sharp Street and S.R. 60
According to Lake Wales Police officers, one of Monday morning, around 11 a.m. One woman
the women in this car was airlifted from the was airlifted to Lakeland Regional Medical
scene. More details will follow as the investiga- Center and three women were taken by ambu-
tion is completed. lance to Lake Wales Medical Center.


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Polk County's tourist development tax is unique on
several levels.
For starters,, it was proposed by the hotel/motel
industry, which collects it (like all taxes, it is paid
by taxpayers), and was approved by the voters in a
referendum. ,It proved so successful that the tourism
industry proposed an increase (to five percent) which
also was approved by the voters.
Although expenditures are approved by the Polk
County Commission, oversight is by a Tourism
Development Council made up of representatives of
city and county government, professional sports, and
the tourism industry.
Its task is to ensure that the money is spent for its
declared purposes of bringing overnight visitors to
the county, popularly known as "putting heads in
beds," and enhancing Polk as a tourism destination.
Most Polk Countians probably are not even aware
of the tax, since they put their heads in their own
beds, and rarely if ever pay it. But as a tax, it is public
money, and all Polk Countians properly have an
interest in how it is spent.
Last week, the county commission, at the recom-
mendation-of the TDC, voted to commit $14.6 million
to the city of Lakeland for 20-year bonding for
improvements to the Detroit Tigers winter stadium.
The commission also committed the fifth cent of
the five-cent tax to Legoland for 10 years at $350,000


Our Viewpoint

a year for marketing purposes, and to the Lake Myrtle
sports complex.
Other funds are earmarked for sports recruiting
and the Lakeland Center.
The tax is heavily weighted toward sports. In our
opinion, it is too focused on that lucrative industry.
The initial enabling ordinance for expenditure of
the tourist tax directed that 15 percent of the revenue
from the first two cents be spent to promote the arts
and other cultural activities. That mandate was either
ignored or overlooked for several decades.
Last year, the county commission re-enacted that
requirement, and expects to have about $437,000 a
year from that source for arts and culture. That is only
5 percent of a tax that generates about $8.6 million a
year, but it is a start. The first arts and culture distri-
butions were made last year.
It is important to note that the $437,000 is the
minimum required to be spent for that purpose; the
TDC and the county commission can increase the
amount. We believe they should do so.
Oversight of these arts and culture expenditures is
vested in a 21-member Arts and Culture Board. There
are many areas which would benefit from modest


amounts of funding, amounts that would pale in
comparison to what is being spent for Major League
Baseball and an investor-owned theme park.
Polk County's History Center better known as
the old courthouse, with its historical museum and
genealogical library is in a perpetual struggle for
funds for survival. Smaller museums in Lakeland,
Lake Wales, Fort Meade, and other communities
survive on a shoestring.
The county's Homeland Heritage Park, which
preserves a glimpse of life as if it was lived in Polk's
pioneer days, has a staff of one.
Art shows and other cultural activities in Bartow,
Lakeland, Winter Haven, Lake Wales, and Fort Meade,
among other cities, bring in artists and art lovers from
a large area. Funding of such events is a continuing
challenge.
We commend the county commission for re-enact-
ing the arts and culture funding requirement that has'
languished from neglect for all these years.
And we hope that the TDC and the commission
will give a much higher priority to these community-
based events, which could do wonders with an
allocation of thousands not millions of dollars
from the tourist tax.
The direct benefit to the Polk County community,
as well as to visitors interested in culture and the arts,
would be dramatic.


Letters to the editor


Polk has a lot
of recreation opportunities


Editor,,
I had the privilege 6f serving with
Deming Cowles on the Charter Review
Commission in 2009.
During our year of service, I came to
know Mr. Cowles as a conscientious and
dedicated person, who has a passion
for the well-being of all Polk County
residents. In a recent article, Mr. Cowles
was quoted as saying Polk County does
not do a very good job of providing


recreational opportunities for our kids.
As a new county commissioner, having
served only eight months, I have a differ-
ent opinion and a new appreciation for
the recreational opportunities available
to our youth. Below is a partial list of the
many services and activities provided by
Polk County Parks & Recreation:
Hosts 26 youth athletic leagues

LINDSEY5IS


Verdict leaves key question unanswered


Let us give the jury the benefit of the
doubt
Let us assume that, within the nar-
row constraints of the evidence at hand
and Florida's bizarre gun laws, six good
women rendered the only verdict they
could Saturday night in acquitting
George Zimmerman of murder and
manslaughter in the killing of Trayvon
Martin. Even so, the problem remains..
Whatever legal closure it gives, this
verdict does not satisfy, any more
than a guilty verdict would have, the
central moral question here: Why?
Why did Zimmerman regard Trayvon
as suspicious when all he did was wear
a hooded sweatshirt while walking'in.
the rain? Why did initial police reports


Leonard Pitts




Leonard Pitts can be contacted at
Ipitts@miamiherald.com

designate Trayvonri the suspect when
he was actually the unarmed victim?
Why was his assailant able to go home
that same night? TRayvon's parents have
consistently rejected any notion that
race played a role in his death. It was a
smart position, reflecting a recognition


that when race enters the conversation,
reason often exits, compassion following
close behind.
But truth is, race has been there at
every turn. If man and boy had both
been black or white, we would never
have heard of either. There likely would
not even have been a shooting.
For many of us as African-Americans,
that night was a recurring nightmare
driven to a horrific conclusion. It was
the driving-while-black traffic stops, the
"born suspect" joke that isn't, the cost
of being black in a nation that considers
black the natural color of criminality.
Some people most of them white
and on the furthest right of the political
spectrum will disagree. For them,


Zimmerman is the victim here, a man
who acted justifiably to defend himself.
Race, they will say, did not enter the
picture except afterward, when he was
thrown to the mob because of it.
And you wonder: What color is the sky
in their world? A few years ago, "What
Would You Do?," an ABC-TV hidden-
camera show, set up a situation where
two actors posed as bike thieves in a
public park, using bolt cutters and hack
saws to cut a bike chain. The results were
instructive. Over the course of an hour, a
hundred people passed the white "thief"
by with barely a glance. The black one
had hardly gotten to work before a crowd
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Apply more tourist tax to arts and culture





By STEVE STEINER
SSTEINER@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM

Although the 2013-14 school year is
approximately one month away, by the
time it begins approximately 200 school
crossing guards will be on the job,
ready to safeguard elementary school
students as they cross heavily trafficked
streets, roads and highways. (See related
story, page 11.)
But exactly who are those who have
undertaken that responsibility, and why?
"Most are senior citizens," said Vera
Freeze, supervisor of the Polk County
Sheriff's Office school-crossing unit.
"Many are grandparents."
They become school crossing guards
for several reasons. Many of those who
are retired serve because the money
they are paid supplements their Social
Security and other pensions. Others
do it because they discover retirement
can sometimes be boring. Still others
become guards because they feel a civic
duty, a responsibility to give back to the
community.
Regardless of the reason, all who do
this task, which involves risk, have to
have one thing in common.
"You have to like children," said
Freeze.
It actually extends beyond that, said
Steve Clement, the training coordinator
for the southeast section, which incor-
porates Lake Wales and Frostproof.
"These guys (school crossing guards)
develop a fondness for the children,"
said Clement. "They do get to know the
children. They care about the safety of
the children."
This sometimes also translates


PITTS
FROMPAGE4 .

of whites gathered around hima, inter- .
rogating him, lecturing him, calling 911,.
even shooting cellphone video.
Did race explain the disparity? "Not
at all," a white man who had harassed
the black actor assured the cameras. "He
could've been any color, it wouldn't have
mattered to me." He doubtless believed
what he said. For some of us, though, it


LINDSEY
FROM PAGE 4

annually including baseball, softball,
football and soccer for more than
12,000 local participants.
Maintains 131 athletic fields and has
more than 2,000 certified coaches who
assist youth sports.
Maintains 77 recreation areas


beyond simply making sure children
get across safely from one side of the
road to the other, according to Clement.
In some instances, if a child does not
appear for several days, school cross-
ing guards have been known to make
inquiries to school officials, to find out
if the student is all.right.
It is a win-win for both crossing guard
and child. The fact the same crossing
guard is there for bothmorning and
afternoon, day in and day out through-
out the school year, provides a child
with consistency. For some children,
that crossing guard and the school day
itself, may be the positive structures)
they have going for them in their young
lives.
The Lake Wales retiree and his wife,
Ann, have been school crossing guards
two years and eagerly await the start of
their third year. Having retired from a
quality management position with an
aeronautics supplier in New Hampshire,
Clement said he was thinking of
looking for a job after having moved to
Lake Wales, A friend of his suggested
Clement look into becoming a school
crossing guard.
"Lo and behold, I really liked it," he
said. He began as a volunteer, and when
the then-coordinator retired, Clement
took over. Now it is he who trains the
new guards, who serve as substitutes.
"Anytime we have a new person, they
must start off as a substitute (before
they earn a permanent assignment)."
As a rule, a crossing guard stays at
his or her assignment year after year.
However, when an opening develops,
a guard might seek or agree to move
to that opening. Most locations have a


has a tired, heard-before quality.
It is, after all, the kind of thing some
people always say when you complain
of voter ID laws that will peel black
voters off the rolls.
Or when you condemn Republican
presidential candidates for using
"welfare" as a dogwhistle word of racial
acrimony.
Or when an unarmed boy is killed and
the man who did the killing doesn't even
spend the night in jail.
But the answer to the moral questions
that killing raises is not mysterious to


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single crossing guard. However, espe-
cially at schools that border four-lane
highways, there are two; one for each
side.

Challenging

Being a school crossing guard has
both responsibilities as well as risks.
Clement said that in his section, he
believed the morning session was the
more challenging shift. For part of the
year, children are on their way to school
when dawn visibility is low. The fact the
morning shift runs approximately one
hour and 20 minutes, almost double
the 45 minutes on average for the
afternoon, also has to be factored. In
addition, there are weather conditions,
including rain as well as heat, depend-
ing upon the time of year.
The greatest concern, however, is
traffic. School crossing guards are
urged to utilize "gaps," when traffic
is non-existent or very light, to cross
children. Only when absolutely neces-
sary are guards to "create" a gap. This
can be dangerous, and it is known there
are times when motorists fail to heed
school guard crossing signals.
"The guards are trained through the
FDOT school crossing guide," saidVera
Freeze, supervisor of the Polk County
Sheriff's Office school-crossing unit,
which took on the responsibility of
administrating the School Crossing
Guard Program in the mid 1970s.
Under the Department of
Transportation training guidelines
were adopted as outlined in ES. 316.75.
School crossing guards receive two
hours of state-structured classroom


some of us. We know how America is.
We know, for instance, that it regards
black men as inherently criminal, jails
,them disproportionately because of that
belief, thenpoints to the fact that they
are disproportionately jailed as proof
of that belief. We know, in other words,
that where people who look like Trayvon
are concerned, America is a little nuts.
So we know what stalked Trayvon
down that street last year. We know
what killed him. And we know why the
people who were paid to give a damn
about that, didn't. Yobu see, we have not


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Hosts summer recreation programs -
such as CAMP R.O.C.K., which provides
summer daycare sites for more than
600 school children.
Partners with municipal and state
park services to enhance outdoor
recreation experiences.
While we always strive to do better,
I think Polk County and our partners
do a good job of providing recreational
opportunities for our youth. We do


instruction, with an additional two
days of on-the-job training. Training is
conducted, on average, twice per year.
Additionally, school crossing guards
receive an annual two-hour recertifica-
tion each new school year. Those, how--
ever, are conducted on an individual
basis, according to Shirley Cross, who
also is with the PCSO School Crossing
Guard Program.
"Recertification must be.done before
the year in which the last certification
expires," said Cross. As an example, a
person certified in September the previ-
ous year must be recertified before the
next September rolls around.
Not everyone who applies is ac-
cepted. Because children are involved,
background checks are mandatory.
Basic skills and knowledge are needed,
including basic first aid, PCSO poli-
cies and procedures, and traffic safety
principals and traffic laws.
Partly as a result of the recent an-
nouncement by the Polk County
Sheriff's Office that it was removing
school crossing guards from 12 loca-
tions two which are in Bartow and.
one in Frostproof-- there is no need for
crossing guards, said Freeze.
"We take applications on an as-
needed basis," said Freeze.
At this time approximately 200 peo-
ple, including substitutes, will operate
the 152 crossings. However, if someone
is still interested in learning more or
wishing to be considered for future
openings, they are welcome to contact
either Vera Freeze or Shirley Cross at,
863-298-6211 or 863-298-6212 during
normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Monday-Friday.


the luxury of self-delusion. We have sons
and grandsons and nephews, and we
must teach them, too, how America is.
They are cocky and invincible in the way
boys always are.
And they all look like Trayvon.
Leonard Pitts Jr., winner of the
2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary,
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encourage feedback to help improve
our services, and we always welcome
community involvement to help spread
the word about our programs. For
a complete listing of our parks and
athletic leagues, visit us online at www.
polk-county.net. Parks & Recreation also
has a Facebook and Twitter page for
updates on current activities.
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The Sixth Annual Scenic 17 Sprint
Triathlon returns to Babson Park
Saturday, July 27 to Sunday, July 28
and this year's event, by Hawk
Racing, helps Webber International
University men's and women's
track and cross-country teams; the
Kelly A. Wilson Scholarship Fund;
and Greyhound Pets of America -
Greater Orlando Chapter.
Registration opens, onsite at
3 p.m. Competitors may use the
course for practice after they com-
plete their packet pickup. The race
is scheduled for Sunday, July 28.
Competitors who can't arrive on
Saturday may pic up their packets
on raceday, as registration will
open from 5:30 a.m. until 6:45 a.m.,
organizers report.
The adult race begins at 7 a.m.
The youth race, for those 14 and
younger, begins at 9:30 a.m. Entry
fees are $35 for youth, $80 for
adults, $160 for relay teams of two
or three participants.
Awards will be given to overall and
Masters Male/Female winners. In


the standard five year age divisions,
first through third will be honored.
In the Clydesdale/Athena divisions,
first through third will also be
awarded.
SThe Relay team division may con-
sist of two or three members. There
are three divisions: male, female,
and mixed.
All participants must be USAT
members. If not, a person must
pay a one-day membership when.
registering. The Scenic 17 Sprint
Triathlon is a sanctioned USAT
event.
There is online registration at
AltaVistasports.com to complete
registration for the event. If paying
by check, make it but to Webber
Track Boosters. Entries and pay-
ments can be sent to: WIU Track/XC
Office, 1201 N. Scenic Hwy., Babson
Park, FL 33827.
For information, visit www.
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Dr. Peter Ormsby at 863-638-2952 or
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Marian Peterman McDonald, 94, of
New Market, Tenn., went home peace-
fully to be with the Lord on Tuesday,
July 9, 2013. She was a Christian and
a member of New Market Baptist
Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Judy
(Gene) Rogers of New Market, Gail Tyler
of Chicago, Ill., and Marjorie McDonald
of Duesseldorf, Germany; son, Dennis
(Mary) McDonald of Maryville, Tenn;
six grandchildren; nine great-grandchil-
Sdren; four great-great-grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews.


Robert Eitner
Mr. Robert "Bob" Eitner, 81, of Lake
Wales, Fla., died on Saturday, July 6,
2013, at Lakeland Regional Medical
Center. Arrangements are by Johnson
Funeral Home of Lake Wales.

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SShe was preceded i death by her
husband, Merlin McDonald; two
grandsons; and six siblings.
A memorial service was held
Saturday, July 13, 2013, at New Market
Baptist Church with the Rev. J.W Taylor
officiating.
The family received friends prior to
the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers,memorials may
be made to the New Market Baptist
Church Bus Fund.
Arrangements are by Fielden Funeral
Home of New Market.


Barbara A., Trost
Mrs. Barbara A. Trost, 77, of
Lake Wales, Fla., died on Tuesday,
July 9,2013, at Grace Healthcare.
Arrangements are by Johnson Funeral
Home of Lake Wales.
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Amber Lee Willis
Amber Lee Willis, 53, of Frostproof,
Fla., passed away Tuesday, July 9,
2013, at Tampa General Hospital.
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assessed value of $100,000 would have
an additional $11.28 tacked on to its.
annual tax bill.
During its budget workshop Monday,
council members actually set a tentative
tax rate of 8.250, which is expected to
shrink when a final figure is agreed on.
Once a tentative rate is set, the council
can only lower that figure during the
budget process, not go over it.
Councilwoman Diana Webster Biehl
said setting a higher tax rate now, even
though the council isn't likely to keep it
' there, gives the group some wiggle room
as it sorts through-the budget numbers
over the next couple of months.
"For discussion purposes, we should
build in some flexibility as we look at
each line item of the budget," she said.
"I think it's a very thoughtful budget"


ACCIDENT
FROM PAGE 1

to proceed to Miami.
At the same time, 33-year-ojd
John Glynn Bourn of Fort Meade,
was traveling to work in the outside,
northbound lane on U.S. Hwy. 27 in a
maroon 2001 GMC Sierra pickup.
PCSO says that Bourn crashed into
the semi-trailer in the direct center of
the trailer as it crossed over both north-
bound lanes of U.S. Hwy. 27. Because
the semi was fully loaded and in motion
at the time of impact, it carried the
pickup to the west, eventually having it
come to rest between the inside travel
lane and the paved median break.


When figuring in various fund
balances surplus money which
is available for both restricted and
unrestricted uses the budget totals
$10,047,730. The biggest surpluses are
for unrestricted general fund spending
at $2.2 million. Restricted fund balance
money can only be spent on specific
items like roads, the fire department,
utilities and the city's planned centen-
nial celebration in 2017.
Fewox Park would get a bit of a
makeover in the new plan. The park
is proposed to receive $25,000 in new
play equipment and another $2,000
for landscaping. Two new welcome'"
signs for the city, at $4,500 each, were
also proposed. Other capital improve-
ments include $20,000 for a new truck
for the streets department, $50,000 for
road materials to be spent at the city's
cemetery, and $5,000 for a safety net at
the sports complex.
"We stand for any changes. This is just
a draft," City Manager T.R. Croley noted.


Shortly after impact, 61-year-old
Emily S. Mills, Lake Buffum Road,
Lake Wales, driving a white 2010
Hyundai Elantra, came across the
crash scene and was able to stop in
the outside northbound lane without
impacting either vehicle.
But then, PCSO says that approxi-
mately three minutes later, 75-year-
old Elizabeth A. Levy, driving a 2001
Mercury Sable, who was also in the
outside lane, impacted the rear of the
Elantra sending it into the side/rear of
the trailer.
. Bourn was killed upon impact
with the trailer; he was not wearing a
seatbelt, according to reports.
No other injuries were reported.
The crash is still under investiga-
tion, according to the PCSO.


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PHOTOS BY K.M. THORNTON
The Frostproof community went all out Saturday for a special fundraiser for Sandra Arredondo,
who has been diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. She is a single mother of two, and there
was everything from a silent auction to bake sale and yard sale to a pulled pork luncheonavail-
able at Gravley's Barn on County Road 630 to help the cause.

ARRESTS


June 26
David Garcia-Araujo, 27, of 17 South
Street charged with driving without a
valid license.
Aubrey Graham, 28, of 14 Lake Street
Lot 35 charged with driving with a
suspended license.
June 29
Jonathan Bedsole, 34, of S. 1000
Clinch Lake charged with driving a
motorcycle without a license, posses-
sion of a controlled substance without
a prescription, possession of parapher-
nalia, burglary, grand theft larceny,
criminal mischief and battery.
July 1
Adriana Delvalle, 23, of 14 Lake
Street Lot #35 charged with failure to
appear.


July 2
Brandon Mavity, 19, of S. 285 Lake
Avenue charged with burglary, grand
theft larceny, passing forged or altered
ID for regulated metals, violation of pro-
bation and dealing in stolen property.
July 4
Stacy Lee, 30, of 1410 Hwy 630 West
- charged with violation of probation.
July 5
Dawna Mckenzie, 47, of 110 Murray
Lane charged with failure to appear.
July 6
Arturo Ornelas, 32, of 640 W.
Frostproof Road charged with driv-
ing without a valid license.
Mario Tabares, 36, of 1280 McClellan
Road charged with DUI.


Saturday's fundraising event came together largely on the angel wings of Frostproof's "Helping
Hands" group, some of whom are pictured here. They all donned "I Wear Pink for Sandra" T-shirts
as they raised money for Sandra Arredondo.


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Sheriff's office designing driving course


Facility located between Bartow and Winter Haven


By CATHY PALMER
CORRESPONDENT

Polk Sheriff's deputies log about
1.2 million miles in their patrol cars
each month, and to make sure those
miles are safe as they can be, the
sheriff's department is building an
addition to its Old Winter Haven
Road training facility in Bartow.
Marcobay Construction Co. is
transforming what was once ranch
land next to the Burnham McCall
Training Center into a state-of-the-
art driving pad where deputies can
hone their driving skills and help
reduce the liability in the depart-
ment's highest risk activity.
The $2 million, mile-long driving
course will be a state-of-the-art
driving course featuring two lanes,
a skid pad and intersections where
deputies can refresh their driving
skills, according to Polk County
Sheriff Grady Judd. .
Judd said his road deputies have
been using the sub-standard course
at the Lakeland Police Department
Academy, but through department-
wide savings, he was able to come
up with the $2 million to build the
course.
"We have been needing this," the
sheriff said. "Our highest risk is
liability in vehicle crashes, and we
wanted to do what we needed to, to
lower those risks and maintain our
effectiveness."
Construction on the four-acre
driving area started in June, Judd
said and is expected to be com- -
pleted late this winter. He added
there will be a section that can be
flooded to simulate wet highways
and intersections.


"We need to hone our skills in this
area," he added. "We have a moral
obligation not to hurt anyone and
still respond as quickly and safely as
possible to all our calls."
Judd added his department's high-
est liability "is our cars. We know
we need to reduce that liability and
the cost of this driving facility is
not much compared to the liability
involved in a crash with injuries."
Judd did not have crash. data
available.
"Another thing we want to do
is correct any bad driving habits
we may have," he added. "We can
always improve how we drive."
Judd also said the driving range
will be available to other depart-
ments and the police academy for
training.
"We'll also make it available for
emergency medical services and fire
departments." I"
Judd said his staffhad reviewed
other prototype driving facilities
Sand developed, "Just what we need
here.
"This will-meet our needs for
now and we'll still have room for
expansion if we need it in the
future."'
The driving course joins other
training facilities at the Bartow facil-
ity. Judd said his department had
recently upgraded its pistol ranges,
constructed a new tower and 'shoot
house.'
"Our goal is to continually teach
our deputies, to reinforce their
training so they have the best tools
and are better prepared to serve the
community and at the same time
lower the risk to both themselves
and the people they serve."


PHIOUIU BY UAI HY PALMbI
The entrance to the Polk Sheriff's Office's new $2 million driving training facility is taking shape
on the Old Winter Haven Road in Bartow.


Heavy equipment is readying the site at the Polk County Shentirs umice's Bumnam McLall
Training Center for the installation of a new $2 million driver training course where deputies will
hone their driving skills.


BOCC OK's ad valorem exemption


By STEVE STEINER
SSTE(NER@'I-HEARrL.ANDNEW'SP.kPERS.COMN

Polk County Commissioners are
willing to take a 10-year tax loss if
Amazon.com decides to open its
Florida distribution center in Polk
County. On Tuesday, July 9, the BOCC
approved adoption of an ordinance
granting the online company an
Economic DevelopmentAd Valorem
Tax Exemption of 75 percent, believing
it will prove to be a financial windfall
for-the county in the long term.
"The proposal identifies at least
100 jobs paying 115 percent of the
annual average wage and includes an
estimated $10 million capital invest-
ment will be made," said County
Attorney Michael Craig as he read the
proposal to the BOCC. "It is estimated
that $448,723 in ad valorem taxes will
be lost in 2015 and each year for the
10 years thereafter as a result of this
exemption."
There was no discussion among
the BOCC. Nor did anyone from the
audience chose to speak when the
topic was opened for public comment
prior to the eventual unanimous
vote. However, there were comments
and questions following the vote,
beginning with~a clarification by
Commissioner George Lindsey, who


explained no deal had yet been struck.
"This isn't committing anybody to
anything," said Lindsey. "It's simply
setting the table for anybody should
they choose to move forward."
H4e then asked County Manager Jim
Freeman whether other municipalities
and organizations, such as the Polk
County Public Schools, were part of
the ad valorem exemption. No, he was
told. The exemption only applied to
the ccrunty.,
A second request for an ad valorem
tax exemption was also unanimously
approved by the BOCC. This one
went to SteriPack USA. That company
requested a five-year exemption,
which would mean a loss of $6,229 in
2014 and in each of the next five years.
(SteriPack USA is located in Lakeland
and specializes in flexible medical
packaging and contract manufactur-
ing service solutions, according to its
website.)
Again, there was no discussion
among the BOCC, nor was there any
public comment prior to the vote.

Soliciting banned
A request by the Polk County
Sheriff's Office was also unanimously
approved, but not without contro-
versy. The request by the PCSO was


for the BOCC to ban solicitation on
public streets and rights' of way, plus
prohibit aggressive solicitation.
Erin Authier, Executive Director
of the MDA (Muscular Dystrophy
Association) division located in
the Tampa-St. Petersburg region,
expressed concern it would have a
detrimental affect upon the annual
"Fill the Boot" campaign conducted
by Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR).
"Over the past 10-years, Polk County
Firefighters have beenable to raise
over $500,000," said Authier.
While she did not outright oppose
the amendment, she asked the BOCC
to "amend, not to throw it away,"
She provided examples of similar
proposals developed by Alachua and
Pasco counties, as well as the City of
Jacksonville.
As copies of the proposals devel-
oped by other government entities
were being distributed, Lindsey asked
Authier if Lakeland provided exemp-
tions. Her reply was no, that collec-
tions were taken at ball games.
" Ann Gibson, with the legal affairs
division of the PCSO approached
and spoke to the concern raised by
Authier.
"The Sheriff has absolutely com-
mitted to partnering with firefighters
to help with their campaign in the


coming years," said Gibson. Regarding
exemptions, the Florida Supreme
Court had struck down a state statute,
finding it unconstitutional. Making an
exemption for a not-for-profit resulted
in the decision because it favored one
type of speech over another type of
speech.
Gibson underwent further question-
ing by Commissioner Edwin V. Smith,
who asked what was the possibility of
the PCSO issuing permits. The PCSO
could, but it would result in another
layer of bureaucracy being created;"
plus if someone homeless wanted
a permit in order to panhandle,
that person might be discriminated
against due to the lack of an address.
Gibson also pointed out that solicit-
ing on public streets and rights-of-
way was dangerous, regardless who
did it. While members of Polk County
Fire Rescue may have more experi-
ence, it did not mean that the results
of a collision between vehicles and
humans would be any different.
Prior to the vote, Craig pointed out
that the measure had been held off
from earlier presentation in order to
allow this year's Fill the Boot cam-
paign to be conducted. By passing the
measure now, it would allow the PCSO
and PCFR to work out details for next
year's campaign.


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Greening has citrus estimate in the red


The U.S. Department of Agriculture
issued its final forecast last Thursday
pegging the 2012-2013 Florida orange
crop at 133.4 million boxes, down
9 percent from last season, afid almost
15 percent off its initial forecast last fall.
To arrive at the total, the USDA cut
Valencias by 700,000 boxes to 66.3
million boxes while early-mid varieties
climbed 100,000 boxes to 67.1 million.
"This year's crop really shows the dev-
astating effects of HLB, or citrus green-
ing disease," said Michael W Sparks,
executive VP/CEO of Florida Citrus
Mutual. "We had severe fruit drop and
a lot of citrus from stressed trees with
HLB ended up on the ground."
He added that the numbers add up to


one thing at least, the need for a team
effort in finding a solution.
"If anything, this season provides
stark evidence that growers, scientists
and the state and federal governments
need to work together to beat this
disease and save the $9 billion Florida
citrus industry and the 76,000 jobs it
supports," Sparks added. "The ongoing
research looks positive and I'm optimis-
tic it will ultimately find a solution to
HLB but at this time there is no cure."
The USDA makes its initial estimate
in October of each year and revises
it monthly as the crop takes shape
until the end of the season in July. The
USDA's initial October orange estimate
for 2012-2013 was 154 million boxes.


During the 2011-2012 season, Florida
produced 146.7 million boxes of
oranges
The 2012-2013 Florida grapefruit crop
stayed at 18.4 million boxes. Tangerines
and tangelos also remained steady at
3.35 million and 1 million respectively.
The yield for from concentrate orange
juice (FCOJ) decreased slightly to
1.59 gallons per 90-pound box.


Sparks told WFSU that the numbers
are trending in a dangerous direction.
Prior to the 2004 hurricane season, the
state produced some 240 million boxes.
"Once you hit that 100 million box
mark, you'd start losing your infra-
structure. We could not support all the
processing plants in Florida. But there's
no hidden number that, if we get below
this, we would shut it down," he said.


PHOTOS BY K.M. THORNTON
This orange hauler gets loaded up outside Frostproof during the last growing season, which was
not a good one.


There were far less oranges to pick this year than the USDA had estimated.


Frostproof News Page 9


July 17, 2013





The Frostproof Rotary Club recently installed its officers for the 2013-14 year. The dub awards high school scholarships each
year, as well as hosts a teacher and staff appreciation breakfast, and provides dictionaries for all fifth-grade students at Ben
Hill Griffin Jr. Elementary School, among its many community initiatives. Its major fundraiser is the spring "Frostproof's Got
Talent" show at the Ramon Theater. Officers for the new year are, from left: President-elect Mike Thomrnton, Secretary Brian
Addckley, Past President James Keene and President Chuck Thornton. Absent is treasurer Art Trammell.


PHOTOS BY STACY HACKWORTH
The Frostproof Rotary Club got started on its 2013-14 year in late June
with a passing of the presidential gavel during an officers installation
dinner at Roscoe Cafe. Outgoing president James Keene, left, Frostproof's
Director of Public Works, hands over the club gavel to new president
Chuck Thornton, who is branch manager of Citizen's Bank and Trust in
Frostproof. The club meets the first and third Thursday of each month in
the community room of the Frostproof Care Center.


Tigers getting bulk of county tourism dollars


Concerns aired over east, west split in county


By STEVE STEINER
SSTEINER@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM
The heart of the lineup Lakeland
Mayor Gow Fields, several city commis-
sioners, the liaison between the city and
the Detroit Tigers, and business leaders as
well as Joker Marchant stadium employees
and former employees, in addition to fans
- was in force at the Tuesday, July 9 Polk
County Commissioner regular meeting.
So too was the "opposing ballclub" the
BOCC.
Both were present to press their case-
pro and con regarding the recommen-
dation made by the Tourism Development
Council for $17 million from the BOCC be
approved.
The $17 million from the BOCC would
augment the $37 million project, and
would be one of three components making
up the latter figure. The other two sources
would be contributions from Lakeland and
Tigers ($7 million) and $12.7 million from
the State of Florida via a grant devoted
towards keeping Major League Baseball
teams in Florida for spring training.
That amount, which would come
from tourist revenue dollars derived
from a combination of vacation rental
homes and condominiums, as well as
from hotels and motels, would go toward
partial renovations maintenance and
capital improvements to the Tigertown
Baseball Complex be approved. Otherwise,
the Detroit Tigers organization, whose
contract with the City of Lakeland expires
in 2016, might leave after having been a
presence the past 77 years, slightly more
than half as long as Polk County has been
in existence. .
The proposal has been highly conten-
tious and questioning by the BOCC,


primarily from Commissioner R. Todd
Dantzler, hinted at a long-standing
bitter and sometimes simmering rivalry
between the eastern and western parts
of the county; Lakeland makes up the
overwhelming portion of western Polk
County. Dantzler represents District 4,
which is the northeast portion of the
county and includes all or parts of (from
north to south) Four Comers, Davenport,
Haines City, Dundee, Lake Hamilton, and
(to the east) Poinciana.
Dantzler challenged Mark Jackson,
Director of Tourism/Sports for the Central
Florida Visitors and Convention Bureau.
Where did the money that goes to the TDC
come from? Dantzler was referring to the
5 percent tax that comes from tourists,
which is often referred to as a bed tax
It averages 5 cents per dollar. The first
3 cents are directed to other projects and
obligations. What the TDC recommend
was 100 percent of the fourth cent go
towards the Tigertown Baseball Complex.
Fifty percent of the bed tax comes from
short-term rentals of six months or less
from vacation rental homes and condo-
miniums, said Jackson. The rest comes
from hotels and motels. In both instances,
the homes and condominiums, as well as
the overwhelming majority of hotels and
motels are located up and down the U.S.
27 corridor, as well as at the intersection of
Interstate 4 and U.S. 27.
Dantzler also wanted to know from
Lakeland officials what was the Lakeland
Center's position on the fourth cent, as it
was his understanding it too was seeking
funds. Bill Tinsley, the liaison between
Lakeland and the Tigers organization
sidestepped answering that question, so
Dantzler again asked the question. This
time Lakeland City Commissioner Edie


Yates replied. She too did not answer the
question.
Dantzler decided to switch hit and bat
from the other side of the plate and asked
what Lakeland was willing to step up to
the plate and do, specifically what more
would the city do financially. He pref-
aced this question stating he personally
preferred the BOCC dedicating no more
than $14 million to the project.
Yates, also a member of the TDC, said
the city was already doing as much as it
could. She also elaborated upon how the
TDC had come up with its proposal. The
TDC is composed not only of government
leaders, but business leaders a number


of them in the hospitality industry, the
Lakeland Center and the Tigers organiza-
tion, she said.
"We discussed it at length at a special
meeting," said Yates. It led to the formation
of a subcommittee, that took into account
a number of factors, particularly the
economic impact, and came back with the
recommendation the Tigertown Baseball
Complex was the top priority
"The decision wasn't made in a
vacuum." Incidentally Yates made it
known she had recused herself from the
recommendation because of her dual


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July 17, 2013







BHG crossing guard will1 be removed________________


Students who walk to Ben Hill Griffin Jr.
Elementary School in Frostproof will have
one less crossing guard to help them get
there safely this fall.
The Polk County Sheriffs office an-
nounced earlier this month that the guard
at McLeod and Snooks Wardlaw roads
will be removed once the new school year
starts next month.
It is one of a dozen crossing guard posi-
tions to be chopped throughout the county
in anticipation of the new school year.:. '
The decision to remove these school
crossing guards was made by the School
Crossing Guard Committee follow-
ing traffic surveys of the locations and
confirmation that students can cross safely
without assistance, according to informa-
tion supplied by the Polk County Sheriff's
office.
This committee is comprised of rep-
resentatives from the school board, the
Florida Department of Transportation, the
Board of County Commissioners Traffic


TIGERS
FROM PAGE 10

position as a city commissioner and
member of the TDC.
Yates, however, admitted she could not
speak on behalf of the other commis-
sioners or city government. Speaking
for herself, she said the city would be
hard-pressed to come up with more than
$7 million.
After another exchange that involved
the issue of naming rights and the money
derived from that, Yates again urged the
BOCC's support.
"We want the Tigers to stay," she said.
She added the BOCC's support would go
towards that effort.
Fields next stepped into the batter's
box and faced the same question from
Dantzler: Would the city take on a greater
portion of the proposal?
S"The city is committed to doing what
it can, fiscally responsibly, to retain the
Tigers," said Gow..
Other commissioners weighed in. None
appeared sympathetic or supportive of the
requested $17 million amount being asked
of the BOCC.
While expressing support for keeping
the Tiger organization in Lakeland,
Commissioner George Lindsey wanted
Lakeland and the Tigers to do more.
"There doesn't appear to be any
sympathy for the full $17 million,"
Lindsey said. The most he would support
would onlybe $14.56 million, and he
made a motion for that amount. Other
commissioners wanted an even lower
amount Commissioner EdwinV Smith,


Engineering Division, the Polk County
Sheriff's Office, and a number of the
municipalities within Polk County.
As a matter of procedure, the School
Crossing Guard Committee communi-
cates with the principal of the affected
school to inform them of the action taken.
In addition, the principal is reminded to
notifymembers of the committee if the
situation changes, at which time another
survey would be conducted.
The school crossing guards at these
locations were removed June 5.
While this review process occurs
throughout the year, deputies patrol
school zones daily as a reminder to motor-
ists that caution is critical, a spokesperson
for the sheriff's office added.
"Please remember that fines are
doubled in school zones and that all law
enforcement members take the safety of
children very seriously. As a responsible
motorist, so should you," said Public
Information Officer Carrie Eleazer.


who seconded Lindsey's motion, said
that although he would prefer as little as
$12 million, he would support Lindsey
"There's a strong feeling that committing
the entire $17 million is not fair to the rest
of the county."
Commissioner John Hall also wanted
a lower amount, but not as low as
$12 million. He was more comfortable
with a $13 million range. He added that
he had received calls and emails from
constituents who opposed the $17 million.
However, like Smith, he would support
Lindsey's motion.
Only Commissioner and Chairwoman
Melony Bell opposed Lindsey's amount.
She asked for a compromise, between
$15 to $15.2 million. None of the other
commissioners would budge, particularly
Lindsey.
"The county will do what is reasonable,"
he said. He felt a higher amount will fail, so
he refused to withdraw his motion.
Bell also answered one of Dantzler's
questions. The Lakeland Center had let
her know it was willing to take a backseat
to the Tigertown Baseball Complex. Bell
also addressed the divide between east
and west PolkCounty. In response, Hall
brought up what Jackson had said where
the bulk of the fourth cent comes from. He
also rhetorically asked who goes to most
of the games. He did not believe many
people from Lake Wales, Frostproof and
Fort Meade attended.
In a parting remark prior to the vote,
Fields said Lakeland would accept $14.56
million, but he added a provision.
"If you get a 5-0 vote, we will work with
you," he said.
The BOCC voted 5-0 for the
$14.56 million.


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One afternoon, a 37-year-old mother of two heard a knock at the front door of her home.
At first, the woman assumed the visitor was a solicitor and told her 9-year-old twins not
to answer. When the knocking continued and the door bell began-ringing repeatedly, the
woman called her husband at work. Her husband advised her and the children to hide while
he called 911. The family hid in a crawlspace in the attic. Meanwhile, the intruder had forced
his way into the home using a crowbar. After rummaging through the home, the intruder
worked his way to the attic where he was met with a .38-cal. revolver. The woman fired
six times. The intruder was later transported to a local medical center and was expected
to survive his multiple gunshot wounds. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Loganville, GA,
1/5/13)
Bryan Lee, owner of the Almond Avenue Pharmacy, had no choice but to fire his .45-cal.
pistol when a 31 -year-old male entered his store firing a similar model. The gunman entered
the store and immediately fired multiple rounds striking Lee's mother. Sophie Lee, in the
leg. Bryan Lee returned fire, causing the man to flee. He collapsed a block away and later
died at a local hospital. Lee was unharmed and his mother was expected to make a quick
recovery. Lee said, "We just did what we had to do to survive: (The Fresno Bee, Madera, CA,
1/11/13)
Roger Mundell, Jr. entered his garage one morning only to be confronted by a seemingly
rabid bobcat that had gained entry through an open door. The bobcat attacked Mundell,
biting him in the face and clawing at his arms. Mundell was able to escape the garage and
thought the bobcat was still trapped inside. Before he could warn his 15-year-old nephew,
Michael, of the danger, the bobcat was spotted nearby.The cat lunged at Michael grabbing
him by the arm. As Mundell tried to pull the cat off of his nephew his wife, Cindy, then re-
trieved a firearm and handed it to Mundell who shot the bobcat. The family was treated for
injuries and vaccinated for rabies. It was later determined that the bobcat was, in fact, rabid.
(Spencer New Leader, Amherst, MA, 1/18/13)
Hasib Kunric, a homeless marn living behind a gas station, spotted [wo men putting on masks
and gloves outside the building. Kunric ran inside to warn the clerk. Leonard Carr. The men
followed Kuric inside and began shooting. Carr retrieved his own firearm and returned fire.
One of the masked men was fatally wounded while the other fled and was arrested a few
blocks away. He was charged with two counts of second-degree Attempted Felony Murder,
one count of second-degree Felony Murder and one count of Armed Occupied Burglary.
Kuric and Carr were not injured. (Local 1lO.com, Hollywood, FL 1/115/131
After confronting a man lurking in his front yard the previous morning, Clint Lowery called
police a second time when the same man tried to gain entry by forcing open the door to
his home. With his 2-year-old daughter sleeping inside, Lowery did what he had to do to
ensure his family's safety. Lowery met the intruder on the front porch with a 12-ga. shotgun
and held him there until police arrived. Lowry said, "I just did whatever anybody would do
to protect their family." (Peninsula Daily News, Port Angeles, WA, 1/23/13)
When two men walked into Rafael Lantigua's store after dark with their hoods pulled tight
exposing only their eyes, he grew suspicious Understandably so as one of the men pro-
duced a gun and pointed it at him. Lantigua quickly reached for his own firearm from his
waist band and pointed it in their direction. Both men jumped back in surprise before flee-
ing the premises. It was last reported that both men were still at large. According to police,
Lantigua was unharmed and nothing was stolen from his store. (The Eagle-Tribune, Law-
rence, MA, 1/14/13)


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Webber, Warner choose rivalry game title


Several former Bulldogs helping to launch


new program


PollkCounty's first-ever intercol-
legiate football game, featuring nearby
Webber and Warner, has a name.
And a decided Frostproof flavor, at
least on one side of Crooked Lake
The Name the Game Campaign for
the inaugural football game between
Warner University and Webber
International University came to an
end on Sunday, June 30. The month-
long campaign featured an online con-
test in which fans from both schools
submitted ideas to name the rivalry
game which is scheduled for Sept. 7 at
Legion Field with a kick-off of 7 p.m.
On Monday, July 1, officials from
both schools met and selected the
winner from a list of over 50 online en-
tries. The winning entry was submitted
by Webber International alumnus Juan
Cruz, class of 1984, whose game title,
"Lake Caloosa Clash," was selected
by the panel of officials from both
institutions.
The title, Lake Caloosa Clash, is
significant to both schools and rep.-
resents the long history both have on
the shore of Lake Caloosa. Commonly
known today as Crooked Lake, one of
the largest bodies of water in the state
of Florida was once named after the
Calusa Indian tribe which inhabited
the area dating back to the 1700s.
The inception of both schools began
on the shore of Lake Caloosa, first for


Webber International in 1927 then
for Warner in 1968. While Webber still
maintains its lakefront campus, nearly
all of Warner University has moved
across U.S. Highway 27 to their west
campus. The old campus site is now
Bok Academy, a middle school that is
part of the Lake Wales Charter Schools
system.
Both universities are also working
together to design and create a special
trophy that will go to the winning
team each year. For his efforts, Cruz
will present the trophy to this year's
winning team following the game on
Sept. 7.
Also in the works for the big game
is a special press conference tenta-
tively scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 3 in
Winter Haven at The Ritz Theatre and
will feature both head coaches. More
events and details will be announced
as the season approaches.
The Warriors will begin their 12th
year of football this fall while the
Royals will play their inaugural season
in 2013. The rivals meeting on Sept. 7
will be the first-ever meeting between
Polk County schools on the gridiron.
The Royals open their seasonon
Aug. 31 on the road versus Stetson
University at 7 p.m. At least four
Frostproof natives are on the Royals
roster, including Jacob Smith, Eddie
Smith, John Kent and David Dyer.


Jake Smith, who starred for the Frostproof Bulldogs in a variety of roles, will play in Polk County's
first ever intercollegiate football game in September as Warner University takes on Webber
International.


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After many pleasant evenings, some suggested
they take their inbred hospitality and turn it into
something available for everyone to enjoy, not just
those friends.
From those suggestions and with those pleasant
memories as a guide, the Martins launched one of
Bartow's favorite after-work hangouts: The Wine
Stable, a friendly, comfortable place to relax after
a day's work and enjoy a glass of favorite wine or
one of dozens of craft beers and a fine cigar.
"While you savor your cigar, you may enjoy
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The Wine Stable offers 40 different wines and
about 50 different craft beers, from the popular
domestics to imports. Prices range from $4 to $11
per glass for wines and $2.50-to $6 per bottle
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"We only have one beer on draft at at time, and
it varies from week to week," says co-owner Donna.
Both the wine selection and beer choices are
selected by the Martins, and "are based on what we
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of viral infections. .
The distemper vaccinrie does not help
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to protect against signs associated with
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Vaccinations typically begin when an
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of age, at the time their immunity .
from mom is wearing off. They receive
booster vaccines every three to four
weeks until they are 16 weeks of age.
Then vaccination schedules follow your
veterinarian's recommendations and
the pet's lifestyle and risk factors. The
goal of vaccination isto prepare an
animal's immune system to fight off a
virus, should one be encountered.


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and diarrhea, or even neurologic signs.
"H" and "A" are interchangeable terms.
'A" stands for adenovirus. Adenovirus
can cause hepatic (liver) disease, which
is where the "H" comes from.
More commonly however, adenovirus
will cause a cough or vomiting and
diarrhea. "P" stands for parvovirus. This
virus is transmitted either from mom,


A cat gets a distemper shot.
via the placenta, or through ingestion of
infected feces. The signs are most severe
in puppies and include profuse vomit-
ing, diarrhea, lethargy and even heart
failure and death.
The final "P" represents parainfluenza
virus. This is primarily and respira-
tory infection that is transmitted from
respiratory secretions.
Cats also receive a combination
vaccine, identified as FVRCP The "F" is
simple, feline. The "V" is also straight
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Lewis finds a fit in Columbus

Former Frostproof principal to take top school post in Georgia district


By ALVA JAMES-JOHNSON
SPECIAL TO THE LEADER
Even before David Lewis was inter-
viewed for the superintendent job, he and
his wife got a sneak preview of Columbus.
They came taOtown the second week in
June, toured the Historic District and sur-
veyed cultural offerings. They even visited
"the Muscogee County Public Education
Center and talked to a few employees. By
the end of the trip, they were sold.
"We found Columbus to be an ideal
community in many respects," Lewis
said. "In visiting the Historic District, it
has the charm of a very small community,
but yet it'slarge enough to afford its own
amenities, which we found very much
important to us."
Last Tuesday, the Muscogee County
School Board voted unanimously to de-
clare Lewis "the sole finalist" in the search
for a Muscogee County superintendent
The motion was made by Patricia Hugley
Green of District 1, which led to the 9-0
vote, followed by thunderous applause.
Lewis, 56, is associatesuperintendent
for teaching and learning for the Polki
County School District in Florida. The dis-
trict has about 95,000 students nearly
three times as many as Muscogee County
- and a diverse population similar to
Columbus, officials said.
State law requires that the board wait
14 days before hiring the finalist Board
chairman Rob Varner said the clock began
tickingTuesday, and the board will call
another meeting in exactly two weeks to
take formal action on the superintendent
position. He said Mondaythat the full
details of Lewis' contract will be released
at that time.
SLewis said he's had preliminary salary
discussions with the school board, but
"nothing final."


Lewis was recently a finalist for the
superintendent position in Polk County,
where he has worked for 34 years. The
school board selected another candidate
in May, but Lewis said there are no hard
feelings.
"I'm in good standing and certainly
could've stayed there," he said. "This is
just a good opportunity"
The announcement comes 16 months
after then-superintendent Susan Andrews
announced her retirement. The lengthy
search had many in the community
wondering if the district would go another
school year without a superintendent
Vamer said the board considered
36 applications from 12 different states
provided by Glenn Brock, the board's
search consultant.
Twenty of the applicants had doctorate
degrees. Lewis is.currently working toward
a doctorate degree, which he anticipates
receiving in late 2014.
Eight of the applicants had superinten-
dent experience. Lewis was Polk County's
senior director of high schools for about
five years before being promoted to
associate superintendent in 2010. While
the search lasted much longer than many
expected, the process quickened once
Lewis entered the picture.
On May 22, Polk County announced its
new superintendent, selected over Lewis
and another finalist. Colleagues told Lewis
about the Muscogee County job, he said,
and about a week after the Polk County
announcement he'd filed an application
with-Brock, the search consultant
The board interviewed Lewis on June 21
in Atlanta, and last week he found out he
would be a finalist
In all, the school board conducted
seven interviews during the process.
I think what came across from David,
that the others demonstrated to some
i degree but he more
so than the others,
was compassion
and passion,"
Varner said. "I
think he has a true


PHOTO BY
STEVE STEINER
David Lewis, right,
worked under more
than one superin-
tendent, including
Dr. Sherrie Nickell.
After being a finalist
for the top Polk spot,
but not getting the
superintendent's
post, Lewis has
accepted a super-
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passion for kids and making sure that
all folks are uplifted in an educational
environment and that was so clear in
the interview process.
"The other thing is, he's an excellent
communicator," he said. "We could see
that in the interview and in the multiple
letters of recommendations. Almost to a
letter, every one of them talked about his
ability to communicate with everybody,
. from those at the top to those at the
bottom. In a system our size with so many
employees and kids, we have to have
somebody to communicate the message."
Prior to becoming a county-level
administrator, Lewis served for 10 years
as principal of Frostproof Middle/Senior
High School, and was named Florida
Principal of the Year in 2005. He has a
master's degree in music education, and
also served as director of band for several
years. His wife, Karen, who accompanied
him last Tuesday, is also a music educa-
tor. Lewis said he and his wife both have
a great appreciation for the arts, and
Columbus' cultural attractions were a big
draw.
The couple has three children. Their
last child is graduating from high school
this year. Shes a Division I softball player
headed to Jacksonville State University in
Alabama this fall.
Lewis said at this point in his life he is
looking for "the job" and not "a job," and
Muscogee County seemed like the right
fit
Although Lewis is aware of recent
controversies about the protracted search
for a superintendent, his experience with
the Muscogee County School Board has
been "nothing but positive," he said.


He wants the community to know:. "I'm
a very dedicated professional educator,"
he said. "I'm very transparent"
He said he would draw from the experi-
ence he gained at one of the largest school
districts in the nation to improve the lives
of students.
"The challenges in this school district
are similar to many school districts
around the country in that they're all
basically fiscal challenges," he said. "But
in terms of student performance, there's
the corresponding achievement gaps
between sub-groups of students and also
overall performance gaps that I think we
can address here. My goal would be to see
if we can aspire to be above other districts
similar to our demographics and make
sure our students can compete in the
global and larger economy."
The school board meeting was followed
by a news conference and then a private
reception at the Columbus Museum.
John Phillips, who has held the interim
superintendent position since Andrews'
retirement, attended the get-together
and said the board made an "outstanding
decision."
"They did their due diligence and came
up with a stellar candidate," Phillips said
of the board's 16-month search.
It doesn't matter that Lewis had never
served as superintendent, Phillips said. He
should be given the opportunity to lead.
"Everybody has to start somewhere,"
said Phillips, reflecting on his first super-
intendent job many years ago. "I've talked
to many superintendents in Florida, and
they say he's the real deal."
(Story reprinted with permission from
the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer.)


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County


By ALIDA SCHAT
ASCHAT@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM
After 34 years of working for the
Polk County School District, Associate
Superintendent of Teaching and Learning,
David Lewis, has been chosen as the
Superintendent of Educationfinalist for
Muscogee County in Columbus, Ga.
The Muscogee County Board of
Education voted Lewis as the finalist for
the Superintendent of Education posi-
tion at a meeting on Tuesday, July 9. By
Georgia law, a 14-day public comment
period is required before the board can
formally extend the contract to Lewis. He
is the only finalist
"It's a forced period of time where the ,
public has an opportunity to. absorb who
the candidate is," said Muscogee County
Board of Education Chair, Rob Vamrner,
who added that the process is usually
more meaningful when there are multiple
finalist candidates. The Board has been
searching for the right candidate to fill the
position for more than a year.
"We settled on one and made Mr. Lewis'
name public," saidVamer. Lewis had his
first interview for the position on June 21.
"I felt very comfortable answering the
questions," said Lewis. Though Lewis said


he will miss the Polk County community,
he believes the new position is a great
opportunity.
Lewis started working for the Polk
Schools as the band teacher in Fort
Meade, and also spent 10 years as prin-
cipal at Frostproof Middle'Senior High
School. .
After working for the Polk County
School District, which is about three times
the size of the Muscogee County School
District, the Muscogee County Board of
Education felt Lewis had a high level of
experience and knowledge that he could
bring to the Superintendent of Education
position. Lewis was one of three people
interviewed for the recently filled posi-
tion of superintendent for Polk County.
Kathryn LeRoy was eventually hired.
"The diversity (of Polk County Schools)
is very similar to ours," saidVamer. The
state of Georgia has faced education cuts
in recent years, forcing school con-
solidation. We have a lot of urban school
districts dealing with students who come
in unprepared, said Varner, who believes
Lewis demonstrates the leadership
capability to decrease the achievement
gap and increase graduation rates.
"In addition, we were very impressed
by the significant number of letters of


recommendation from the community,"
saidVamer.
Examples of people who wrote letters
of recommendation for Lewis are David
Smith, president of the NAACP in Lake
Wales and Jim Schott, a professor at
National Lewis University where Lewis is
going to school for his doctorate degree.
"David I think is one of the brightest,
most capable men I've met," said Schott.
As a stude-t, Schott described Lewis as
very talented and with a sincere insight
into schools' problems. Vamer added'
Lewis' ability to communicate at all levels
was a characteristic that appeared consis-
tently in the letters of recommendation.
Hazel Sellers, Polk County Board of
Education Chairwoman remembers visit-
ing Lewis' school when he was a principal
in the district.
"I remember being so impressed with
his school and his leadership," said Sellers.
"Of course I'm going to miss him being a
part of our district, but they're very lucky
to have him. I think'he's ready to be a
superintendent."
Ann Tankson, Polk County Associate
Superintendent for School Based
Operations has worked closely in the
. district with Lewis for about 10 years.
"He is highly skillful. His heart is in the


right place," said Tankson, who added
that his love for the arts enables students
to be well-rounded. Lewis is looking ,
forward to bringing his arts background
to the Muscogee County District They are
interested in establishing their fine arts
program, said Lewis.
"He seems to be a man with a high
degree of integrity," saidVamer.
Before Lewis had his interview for the
Superintendent of Education position, he
took a trip to Columbus and visited some
of the district schools.
"I think that's so interesting that he
wanted to get their view on the com-
munity prior to meeting the board," said
Vamrner, who added that Lewis brought
a three-page, 120-day proposal to the
interview.
"He's intelligent, he has integrity, and
he has a genuine interest in the students
and wanting to provide public education,"
said Sellers.
On July 23, after the 14-day public
comment period ends, the Muscogee
County Board will have a final vote before
formally extending the Superintendent
of Education contract to Lewis. How
Lewis'position in the Polk County
School District will be filled has yet to be
determined.


NAACP calls others to 'Get on the Bus


By KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ
KLBERKOWITZ@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM
This will be the first time he's jumped
on a bus to go to The March on
Washington and he's calling others to
go with him.
David Smith, president of the Lake
Wales NAACP branch, is putting out the
invitation to join him and those from
other communities to""Get.on theBus"
to ride a bus to Washington, D.C., in
August tomarch in the 50th anniver-
sary of The March on Washington for
Jobs and Freedom, a civil rights march
that started Aug. 28, 1963. This year's
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ful as they go about their demonstra-
tions nationwide in protest to the jury's
decision.
"We are just hoping things will not,"
get out of hand." he said. "So far, we've
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He added-that"... rightt now, every-
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police, he said, "(y)ou need to keep
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Smith counseled focusing the pain of
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Frostproof area rep speaks to Ridge chambers on his journey


By BILL ROGERS
BROGERS@HEAR TLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM
State Rep. Mike La Rosa has a busi-
ness background, and he has tried to
incorporate things he has experienced
during his first year in the Florida
Legislature.
The freshman Republican legislator
from Osceola County spoke about his
learning experience in Tallahassee
during the Lake Wales Chamber of
Commerce and Frostproof chamber
luncheons last month.
He talked about opening La Rosa
Realty in 2004 and then four years
later the "bottom fell from underneath
us" as:,the economy tanked.
In 2008 he said the business strug-
gled and he and his brother started
looking for something outside the box.
In 2010.they created a volume style
real estate company. It started with
38 agents and has grown to 350 agents
around the state.
La Rosa said coming from the busi-
ness world he believes in efficiency.
That's the basis for one of the bills he
sponsored during the session.
In establishing a risk-based inspec-
tion program for restaurant inspec-
tions, that Gov. Rick Scott signed into
law, La Rosa said he learned that some
restaurants had superb records. State
law used to require that eateries be
inspected twice a year.
The inspector would walk into a
chain restaurant that has "very high
health standards" and would find
everything was in great shape.
"The chain would put them
out of business before the Health
Department would put them out of
business," he said.
Then there are other restaurants
that need more inspectionsbecause of
calls or complaints made about them.
La Rosa said the goal was to make
the process more efficient as a result
of more restaurants opening but no
money to hire additional inspectors.
Each restaurant will still be required to


be inspected at least once a year. After
that one inspection the inspector has
discretion as to whether the restau-
rant will need a
second, third or
fourth visit.
"It creates
better consumer
services, obvious-
Sly better health
quality," he said.
"Most impor-
tantly it doesn't
t require any more
funds, any more
manpower to do
Mike LaRosa a certain amount
of visits. ... It allows them to do more
with their resources that they have
and not come to the Legislature for
increased funding."
Another bill La Rosa said he got
involved with deals with homeowners
associations reform.
He said he initially saw a volumi-
nous bill that was filed in the Senate.
He started thumbing through it and
said, "This is over-regulation."
'A lot of issues that don't make
sense to the homeowners situation;
they may make sense in the condo
world," he said. As we all know a
condominium building and a single-
family homeowners community are
two completely different things. ...
But ultimately eliminated a lot of the
things that either were not going to
work or just didn't make sense for us
to start to push now.
"I took a 150-some-odd page bill
turned it into 18 pages of common real
world sense and turned that into an
HOA reform bill," he said.
La Rosa, who has an office at Lake
Wales City Hall, said he was pleased
that the state's teachers and FHP
troopers will receive a raise in the
$74 billion budget.

Right: La Rosa confers with a colleague on the
House floor during their session earlier this year.


PHOTOS PROVIDED
La Rosa, second from left, is sworn into office on the floor of the Florida House of Representa-
tives.


Putnam reports nearly $600,000 in campaign cash


ByJIMSAUNDERS
THE NEws SERVICE OF FLORIDA
TALLAHASSEE Still more than a
year from the 2014 elections, Agriculture
Commissioner Adam Putnam gave a
glimpseWednesday of the strength of his
re-election campaign.
Putnam, a Republican from Bartow,
reported collecting $591,011 in contri-
butions between April 1 and June 30,
hundreds of thousands of dollars more
than other statewide candidates. As
another point of comparison, Putnam's
cash haul totaled more than 60 percent
of the $966,788 raised by the Florida
Democratic Party during the three-
month-period.
"Big thanks to everyone who helped
kick off my re-election (with) such
momentum!" Putnam said in a message
on Twitter. "Nearly 2,000 donors have
invested in our vision for Florida!"
With candidates and political commit-
tees facing aWednesday night deadline
for filing second-quarter financial
reports, state Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort
Walton Beach, also showed that he will
have a huge bankroll as he prepares to
run for the Senate in 2016.
Gaetz collected $252,360 in contribu-
tions ashe seeks to replace his father,
Senate President Don Gaetz, who will
leave office because of term limits in
2016. Matt Gaetz, who also collected
$3,200 for his 2014 re-election bid in


the House, received Senate campaign
money from across the state, including
from groups such as physicians and auto
dealers.
SThough the
election in Senate
District 1 is more
than three years
away, it had
already drawn at-
tention because of
a potential contest
between Matt
Gaetz and Rep.
.Jimm y Patronis,
Adam Putnam R-Panama City. But
Patronis dropped
out last week, citing family reasons.
As campaign-finance totals gradu-
ally appeared Wednesday on the state
Divisions of Elections website, it became
clear that many of the top fundraisers
during the period for House races were
newcomers running for open seats.
For example, Spring Hill Republican
Blaise Ingoglia collected $47,101 as he
runs to replace term-limited Rep. Rob
Schenck, R-Spring Hill, in House District
35. Similarly, Venice Republican Julio
Gonzalez raised $36,191 as he seeks to
replace term-limited Rep. Doug Holder,
R-Venice, in District 74.
Incumbent House members appeared
to have had a relatively light fundraising
period. For instance, Rep. DanaYoung;
R-Tampa, has raised an overall total of


$71,150 for her re-election bid in District
60 but only $5,500 during the past
three months.
In the Senate, which will have fewer
open seats in 2014, some incumbents
reported hefty fundraising quarters.
Among them: Senate Appropriations
Chairman Joe Negron, a Stuart
Republican who raised $98,775.
Just behind Negron was Sen. Wilton
Simpson, a Trilby Republican who col-
lected $97,555. Majority Leader Lizbeth
Benacquisto, R-Fort Myers, reported
raising $90,275.
While the state Democratic Party
reported raising slightly less than
$1 million during the quarter, the total
for the Republican Party of Florida had
not been posted online late Wednesday
afternoon. Overall, the Democratic Party
has raised nearly $2.1 million during
2013.


Putnam dominated fundraising
among statewide candidates. The only
Democrat who has opened a campaign
account for the agriculture commis-'
sioner race, Thad Hamilton of Sunrise,
raised $760.
State Chief Financial Officer Jeff
Atwater, a Republican, reported raising
$104,825 during the quarter, bringing
his overall total to $195,125. Republican
Attorney General Pam Bondi opened a
campaign account July 1, so she did not
raise money during the second quarter.
Gov. Rick Scott has notopened an
account, though a closely linked political
committee, known as "Let's Get to Work,"
reported raising $4.1 million during the
quarter. The only prominent Democrat
who has announced a gubernatorial bid,
former Senate Minority Leader Nan Rich,
raised $39,213 during the quarter, giving
her an overall total of $160,359.


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named the "Most Wired" hospital, one of
11 hospitals in Florida credited for this.
This rating is based on the results of
the "Health Care's MostWired Survey"
completed earlier this year by hospitals
and health systems -nationwide about
their Health Information Technology
Services including infrastructure, busi-
ness and administrative management,
clinical quality and safety, and clinical
integration. .
The 2013 Most Wired status was
awarded by Hospitals & Health Networks
magazine, a leading hospital and health-.
care system indust. trade journal pub-
lished by Health Forum Inc., an Amnerican
Hospital Association information
company. A total of 289 hospitals across
the county received this recognition
based on their creation and utilization
of robust clinical information systems
aimed at improving the quality and safety
of patient care. This includes adoption
of technologies to: improve patient
documentation, advance clinical decision
support and evidence-based protocols,
reduce the likelihood of medication
errorsand rapidly restore access to data in
the case of a disaster or outage.
"The MostWired recognition is the
direct result of the leadership and
support for technology exhibited by Dr.
Elaine Thompson, president and CEO of
Lakeland Regional Health Systems," Mary
Carroll Ford, senior vice president and
chief information officer, said'in a press
release from the hospital. "It is her belief
in the power of technology to change
clinical outcomes and the support of the
Board of Directors to fund this critical
initiative that has made this possible."


More important than the Most Wired
recognition is the enhanced patient safety
and quality enabled through the underly-
ing information technology, notes Ford.
"Clinicians caring for patients at LRMC
now have real-time access to the medi-
cal records, clinical indicators and other
critical data that can literally save lives
through informed decision making," said
Dr. J. Scott Swygert, chief quality officer
and chief medical information officer for
Lakeland Regional Health Systems.
Some examples of advanced HIT initia-
tives LRMC reports it has include:
. ElectronicHealth Records, fully imple-
mented at LRMC in June of 2012, means
rather than tracking down the traditional
paper copy of patient's medical record,
physicians and nurses now have immedi-
ate access to virtually all clinical results
and documentation for their patients.
Computerized Physician Order
Entry, speeds diagnostic test orders and
prescriptions directly to the appropriate
clinical area for processing. All orders
at LRMC are now placed electroni-
cally resulting in: improved accuracy of
entries; better clinicaldecisions being
made based on electronically accessible,
evidence-based best practices and proto-
cols; and immediate access to all patient
records for other clinicians involved in
that patient's active care. Caregivers also
receive critical alerts when new clinical
results are posted.
A Positive Patient Identification system
uses bar code technology to validate
the patient and the medication before
delivery in order to eliminate errors and
ensure the right patient gets the right
medication at the right time.
A Campus-wide Wireless Network


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Lakeland Regional Medical Center was named the "Most Wired" hospital based on the results of
the "Health Care's Most Wired Survey" completed earlier this year.


means that clinicians can access patient
records via secure remote access at any
place within LRMC, and can use virtually
any wireless device. In addition, patients
and families have convenient Internet ac-
cess during their stay to remain in touch
with others.
A Health Information Exchange acts
as a means to securely share patient-
authorized electronic health informa-
tion via a "digital highway" allowing
physicians to obtain needed medical
findings across various locations of care,
e.g., hospital and the physician's office.
For instance, participating primary care
physicians in the community receive
an electronic notification that one of
their patients was seen in the LRMC


Emergency Department. Sharing clinical
information across locations also reduces
duplication of tests and helps coordinate
patient care.
"This year's MostWired organizations
exemplify progress through innova-
tion," Rich Umbdenstock, president and
CEO of the AHA said in a press release.
"The hospital field can learn from these
outstanding organizations ways that IT
can help to improve efficiency."
The AHA, which includes nearly
5,000 member hospitals, is a not-for-
profit association ofhealthcare provider
organizations and individuals that are
committed to the health improvement of
their communities.
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.Norah Smith going to Pediatric Partners


There will'be a new face at Pedjatric
Partners this month. Dr. Ashley
Gonzalez will be relocating to Austin,
Texas and on June 10, Norah Smith
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Associates of Lakeland for nine .
years. She attended to University of
Pennsylvania for her undergradu-
ate courses, and after, went to the
Medical College of Pennsylvania,
which is now Drexel University
College of Medicine.

LRMC hires Torres Gluck
as neurosurgeon
Dr. Jose Torres Gluck, a neuro-
surgeon, has joined the Lakeland


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recent partnership with USF Health,
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cessfully recruit Gluck.
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\\e are delighted to invite you to the Caladium Capital of dithe \'World Lake Placid.
Florida-- for our annual festival celebrating these lovely plants. First time visitors to
our area are always excited to discover an abundance of heritage and culture in such
a small community. Frequent visitors return to enjoy our friendly residents and our
amazing quality of lite.

This will be the twentry-third year of the Caladiumn Festival and this feature from The
Journal is filled with detailed information about the event. You'll learn about the food,
fun and faces of the festival. Also inside, you'll discover stories about Saturday's Car
Show and Sundays ,Airboat & Swamp Buggy Show.

Please plan to visit the office of the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce -
located just one block from the festival where you can iew a free video about the
history of caladium's and meet with a grower. The Mural Room is also located here;
you may view the original artwork for all the murals. Our office is the clearinghouse
for all events and attractions min our area. You'll quickly see why Lake Placid is so
popular.

There will be many opportunities to purchase your own caladium bulbs and plants at
the festival. To see where the bulbs come from and learn how they will look at your
home, consider an air conditioned bus tour through our town and to the beautiful
fields. Buses will also take you to see the original home of Melvil Dewey

The 2013 Caladium Festival will be waiting for you! Visit for the entire weekend and
enjoy Lake Placid.


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Caladium Festival a product of many dedicated volunteers


By NORMA RIZER
JoURNAL CORRESPONDENT
It takes a lot of work to throw a party
in your backyard. Just imagine if you
hosted a party for the whole town with
thousands of guests attending! That's
exactly what it's like to coordinate the
Lake Placid Caladium Festival every
year.
Event coordinator Eileen May knows
firsthand the work that goes into the
festival, but she's quick to point out the
duties are spread over many volunteers.
May, who serves as Executive
Director of the Greater Lake Placid
Chamber of Commerce, says volun-
teers are the key to the success of the
festival. "These people all dedicate
a tremendous amount of their time
and talents to present the Caladium
Festival, and I can't praise them
enough," she says.
While the planning work remains
much the same from year to year, new
volunteers and Chamber directors add
fresh insights. Since this is the 23rd
year of Lake Placid's signature event,
a recipe for success has been care-
fully followed, but a few new items are
planned to spice up the event.
May is joined by planning commit-
tee members Carolyn Phypers and
Dot Bates, founders of the Caladium
Festival who represent the caladium
growers Happiness Farms and Bates
Sons & Daughters, respectively. Other
planning committee members are Kim
Miller, from Happiness Farms, Terry
Cantwell from Bates and Vicki Spires,
president of the board of directors for
the Chamber.
A Caladium Festival without enter-
tainment would hardly be a festival at


Caladiums provide a signature look in uptown Stuart Park each year, just in time for the Caladium Festival. Volunteers have coordinated vendors,
entertainers, growers and displays for the 23rd annual festival.


all, so Marlene Barger has rounded up
an exciting showcase of talent. Food
is a vital part of the Caladium Festival
and that effort will be overseen by the
festival committee.
A great deal of space at the Caladium
Festival is taken up by craft vendors.
Managed by Margie Callas and Joyce
DeSmet, vendors will again line the
streets to show their wares and tempt
browsers.
- Souvenir T-shirts imprinted with the
festival artwork are always fast sellers,
so Karen Forsyth has been busy man-
aging that detail. Shirts will be available
in three styles and a variety of tropi-
cal colors. Artwork for the shirts was


designed by Joyce DeSmet, who won
last year's art contest. The winner of
this year's Caladium Festival art contest
will be selected just days before the
July 26 festival opening. That winning
artwork will be featured on next year's
T-shirts.
Forsyth also manages the informa-
tion booth, making sure countless
questions are answered by volunteers.
May said special thanks are due Lake
Placid Police Chief James Fansler for
his department's help with security and
traffic control issues. Other significant
support is offered by police officers and
Chamber staff, as well as the staff from
the Town of Lake Placid.


Volunteers make certain there are plenty of
caladiums for visitors to enjoy at the Caladium
Festival.





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Jillian and Jake Wilson
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bronze bear in Stuart
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a return trip to this year's
23rd annual Caladium
Festival.


Caladium Festival fans relax in the shade of tents while watching the popular Mountain Dew
Cloggers perform at last year's event.


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Lush plants were popular,
with buyers at last year's
Caladium Festival. Many
gardeners eagerly await
the festival to purchase
new plants for their
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Bus tours offer unique view of caladium farms


By NORMA RIZER
JOURNAL CORRESPONDENT
Each year, as Lake Placid celebrates
its unique caladium heritage, residents
and businesses proudly display their
landscaping skills with the star of the
celebration. For weeks and months
before the annual festival, bulbs are
pushed into beds, pots and fields to
help beautify Lake Placid. This year,
businesses planted even more bulbs to
enter into a design contest.
Festival visitors can see some of
these spectacular plantings and the
fields where the plants are still growing
before harvest. Bus tours of the area
are available during the event at a cost
of $10 per-person. Tours last about 90
minutes and many of the buses accom-
modate wheelchairs, so everyone can
enjoy the trip.
Trips are narrated by the people who
know most about the plants; growers


from Happiness Farms and Bates &
Sons and Daughters caladium farms
are on every bus. They'll be happy to
answer your questions, from growing to
planting, even in non-tropical climates.
Buses leave from the Lake Placid
Women's Club at 10 North Main
Avenue. Tours are filled on a first come,
first served basis; reservations are
strongly advised. Visitors can reserve a
spot by calling the Greater Lake Placid
Chamber of Commerce at 863-465-
4331 or by visiting the Chamber web
site at VisitLakePlacidFlorida.com.
Seats may still be available for those
who did not make reservations. Festival
organizers encourage anyone inter-
ested in a caladium tour to stop by the
Lake Placid Women's Club to see if any
bus has empty seats.
The tour is a convenient way to
see caladiums in the field and on the
streets of Lake Placid.


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JOURNAL ARCHIVE PHOTO A painting of caladiums compared well to the real
JOURNAL ARCHIVE PHOTO thing at last year's Caladium Festival. Both shop-
Happy shoppers show off the potted caladium plants they purchased pers said they believed they had found the perfect
at last year's Caladium Festival. caladiums for their homes.


JOURNAL ARCHIVE PHOTOS
Members of Toby's Clowns are expected to be on hand all three days
of the 23rd annual Caladium Festival. The clowns say they enjoy
bringing smiles to the faces of children and adults alike.


JOURNAL ARCHIVE PHOTO
Vendors offering plants were a big draw last year as visitors made
their way past vendor booths. Many festival-goers went home with
lush, green plants.


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A family takes time to pickout just the right caladium plants at last year's Caladium Festival.
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History of caladiums in Lake Placid


By MAT DELANEY
EDITOR
Caladiums were first grown in the
Lake Placid area in the early 1940's. The
industry began to expand in the 1950's
and today consists of over 1,200 acres.
This acreage is owned and managed by
a dozen families, some of whom have
been producing caladiums for over 40
years. Several of the families have their
third generation in the business.
Caladiums are increasingly popular
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of the popularity is due to the bright
color of the leaves, the versatility of
the plants, and its simple growing
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They are shade loving plants from
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Early visionaries first brought caladiums to the United States but the colorful plants did not
attract strong attention until efforts to produce bulbs proved successful in Lake Placid.


Caladium farming is an industry unique to Lake Placid. More than 80 percent of all the world's
caladium bulbs are produced here.
proper care.
SThe caladiums are grown in large
fields which have been compared to
the tulip fields in Holland for their'
beauty during the summer months.
Many visitors have stated that the drive
by the fields is worth the trip to Lake
Placid. The patchwork of color of over
40 varieties of red, White, and pink, and
all combinations of the colors is truly a
handiwork of art.
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Colorful caladium plants cover the lawn at
Stuart Park for the annual Caladium Festival.
The celebration would have been welcomed by
the industry's founders.


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Caladium production told in video screening


By NORMA RIZER
JOURNAL CORRESPONDENT
To learn the most about Lake Placid
and caladiums, you may want to start
at the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of
Commerce at 18 North Oak Avenue. It
is there that you will have the oppor-
tunity to view a free video welcoming
you to our town and introducing you to
caladiums.
Beginning with the explanation of
our nickname "Caladium Capital of the
World," the video shows the specialized
soil that,, along with the warm weather,
makes caladium production ideal. The


video proceeds to identify the main
Floridian horticulturists involved in
early caladium production, including
the men who first grew the showy
plants right here in Lake Placid. Photos
have been provided so the viewer can
visualize these pioneers of the industry
working in their greenhouses and
gardens.
In addition to proViding a glimpse
of caladium fields, some of the various
popular cultivars are portrayed. Actual
footage of bulb preparation and plant-
ing are shown. Surprisingly, the process
is similar to any farming operation,
although the specialized equipment is


slightly different.
From field to shipping, the story is
told in a a pleasant, interesting man-
ner. For those more interested in home
gardening of caladiums, information is
,provided clearly and concisely. There's
even a short section about bringing ca-
ladiums indoors after they go dormant
for the winter season. This is absolutely
necessary in northern climates, but
southern gardeners sometimes do this,
too.
"The Caladiums of Lake Placid"
presents a wealth of information in just
under 13 minutes. Produced locally
by the Chamber of Commerce and


the Lake Placid Caladium Growers
Association, the video was written and
filmed by Big Byte Productions.
Visitors will be delighted to learn
more about the caladium industry; at
the very least, they will see some stun-
ning photography of gorgeous plants.
The video will be shown on a con-
tinuous basis in the mural room at the
chamber during the open hours of the
festival. Stop by at your convenience
for a closer look at the star of the event.
In the same building, you'll discover an
abundance of information about Lake
Placid and area attractions, including
the famous Lake Placid murals.


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Caladium Festival fans enjoy
meals and snacks while
listening to entertainment at
last year's event. A wide array
of taste treats are always
available at the Caladium
Festival.


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By NORMA RIZER
JOURNAL CORRESPONDENT
A large percentage of Floridians
would be hard pressed to find Lake
Placid on a map, but that doesn't mean
this small town isn't definitely worth
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about a square mile, the surrounding
area incorporates several large resi-
dential areas, bringing the greater Lake
Placid population to about 30,000.
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originally named Lake Steams, as the
primary lake was expected to feature
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U.S. Government Surveyor General
at the time, the town and lake have
had more than their share of names. It
seems everyone had a different idea of
the ideal name.


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SRolling hills and the water of Lake Clay typi-
cally make for a panoramic view. This scene is
often mentioned as a favorite by newcomers to
Lake Placid.

As recently as 1921, the town had
more tents than buildings, but the
Florida building boom brought tour-
ists in droves and businesses sprang
up everywhere. In 1926, Melvil Dewey
arrived from Lake Placid, NY. Seeking
better weather for health, he was
delighted to discover a locale that...i
closely resembled his home town in the


northeast.
He had visions of a grand tropical
resort town to support a branch of
his exclusive Lake Placid Club in the
Adirondack Mountains. After Dewey
became involved in the construction of
some mid-town lodging and services,
he constructed the Lake Placid Loj on
the shores of Lake Childs now Lake
Placid. In short order, he decided to
lobby to rename the town and "his"
lake to Lake Placid, after the town
in New York. In 1927, the town was
renamed and has remained Lake Placid
to this day.
Today, Lake Placid enjoys two
nicknames, one based on tourism and
the other on a commercial endeavour.
As more than 40 murals grace the
buildings around town, "The Town of
Murals" draws thousands of visitors
throughout the year to view this free
outdoor art gallery. The murals depict
historical events and important people
in the town. A guide book is available
at the Chamber of Commerce or inside
many retail stores in town. Proceeds
from the book sales help pay for new
additions to the Lake Placid Mural
Society's collection.
More than 90 percent of the world's
commercial caladiums are grown in
Lake Placid, which gives rise to the
other nickname "The Caladium i'
Capital of the World". These showy
plants are the focal point of the festival
held each year and the primary focus of
this special issue of The Journal.
Those two nicknames hardly define
the entirety of Lake Placid today.
Perhaps the Reader's Digest said it
best when the popular magazine
named Lake Placid 'American's Most
Interesting Town" in 2013. No doubt


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Caladiums adorn the base of a greeting sign welcoming visitors to Lake Placid, "the Town of
Murals." The Lake Placid Mural Society boasts more than 40 larger-than-life outdoor paintings.
the murals and caladiums played graduated so many clowns that Lake
an important part in this award, Placid now has more clowns per capital
but for a town of such limited size, than any other town in the world.
there is a wealth of opportunity for Lake Placid is located near the
entertainment, southern end ofthe Lake Wales Ridge,
Water plays an important part in a highly diverse eco-system that is the
the town, as many visitors come to highest land in Florida. Because of its
enjoy the 29 freshwater lakes in the placement, the ridge is home to many
area. Fishing is extremely popular; the unique species, including a number
town boasts more than a few fishing of endangered and threatened plants
tournaments and has been featured and animals. Scientists visit from all
on national fishing shows. Those who over the world to study and Archbold
enjoy boating and other water sports Biological Station has been the center
can be regularly seen on area lakes, of these studies. Temperate weather
There are two museums in town brings many winter visitors to the area
- a historical museum and another and the quality of life is enhanced by
devoted entirely to clowns. The Depot the small town friendly atmosphere.
Museum is located in the antique When you visit the Caladium Festival;
train depot that was built in 1927. The why not plan an extended stay to
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National Anthem: Marti Capodiferro


1:00 "Fire 'N Steel Band"
Walker Memorial Academy
Leonard Cann Director

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Saturday July 27
Master of Ceremony "Don Elwell"


Larissa Meagher


Kaeli Spurlock

Sharon English

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The Fire 'N Steel Band


The Fire 'N Steel band from Walker Memorial Academy in
Avon Park consists of many talented musicians who perform on
handcrafted-steel pans and double on percussion and piano.
Their repertoire of music is vast, consisting of sacred, classical,


contemporary as well as exotic island music. The band is con-
stantly in demand. Do not miss their performance on Friday, July
26 at 1 p.m. Under the pavilion in Stuart Park.


SwampGrass Tunes
J.D. Lewis is a singer and song-
writer, who was born into a Florida
Pioneer Family. He is currently
writing the story of his life's journey
to include the things that inspired
his guitar playing and song writing.
Zetha, also a native Floridian, helps
J.D. puts his family's rich history of
Florida to song. They make beautiful
music together, believing they were
meant to sing and touch people's
hearts and souls with their songs.
J.D. and Zetha are parents of four
children. They will perform at noon
Friday, July 26 and at 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, July 27.


Sharon English
S,. Sharon English
loves to sing and
Entertain people,
and is a favorite
with local music
fans. Since retir-
ing as a licensed
practical nurse,
Sharon has
moved to Lake
SPlacid and-
turned her atten-
tion to singing
and performing She grewsupinthe
Appalachian region in a family of 10
children and moved to Florida in 1964.
Sharon is performing every day at the
Caladium Festival, so come and listen
to her sing. Check the entertainment
schedule for times.


Sherry White is an accomplished singer, song-
writer and the author of A Life Worth Living, an
autobiography in which she highlights her journey
to surrendering her life to the Lord and entering
full-time ministry. Her music, like her preaching,
is fueled by passion and conviction. She is the
force behind SherryWhite Ministries, Inc. Sherry
and the ladies from Lydia's House will perform.
Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Caladium Festival enter-
tainment pavilion.


Redneck Joe Band
Redneck Joe Band is described as "a southern outlaw honky-tonkin' country
band" that covers a wide range of artists including Hank Williams Sr, Hank Williams
Jr, Johnny Cash, ZZ Top,
Willie Nelson, Tom Petty,
Joe Cocker, Steve Earle,
Toby Keith, and many
more. Members include
"Sweet Pea" on fiddle,:
guitar, banjo and mando-
lin; Bubba P on bass; Otis
E. Love on drums; and
C.J. Hughes (aka: Redneck
Joe) lead guitar and vocals.
"You can't sit still and
listen," Caladium Festival
planners said, "the music makes you want to move!" The band performs at 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 27.


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years and performed at all but one Caladium Festival over the past 23 years. The
dancers are based in Lake Placid and say they look forward to demonstrating their
skills for their hometown, Performing this year are Sylvia Moore, Tana Looney, Lori
Tant, Nancy Stowell, and Becca Glenn. They have won several awards in North
Carolinaand performed at many fairs and festivals. They are always a huge hit.
Stop by the pavilion in Stuart Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 27 and be amazed.

Morgan Krikke
., Nlorgan Krikke began singing in kindergarten and often
sings at church and school programs. Morgan has per-
formed a : the DeSoto, Strawberry, and Pumpkin Festivals, .
asc weU as at the Florida State Fair and the Manatee County
.Fair. Now she brings her talents to the 23rd annual
Ca0adium Festival. The 14-year-old lives in Bradenton and"*
will attend Manatee High School in the fall. Morgan per- -[ i
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16-year-old singer/songwriter/pianist."St
She %von first place in the State of.; W"n '
North Carolina Fine Arts Festival in .es"to
March and will be competing in the.pr
National competition August, 4-9 in j tf.op"
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after college. She performs at 12:45 p m. .# :
Sunday, hIdy 28 under the pavilion in ..
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sings in six languages.
She has performed
in stage productions
ranging from "Gypsy"
to "Oklahoma" to
"42nd Street" and
even sings opera. She
opens the festival on
Friday, July 26 with
the National Anthem
and serves at Master of Ceremony that day. In addition,
she will perform for Caladium Festival fans at 11 a.m.


Junior


Varsity Cheerleaders


just two months after
being chosen junior varsity
cheerleaders at Lake Placid
High School the squad will
perform at Saturday, July
27 at 9:40 a.m. The girls are
working to improve their
chants, stunts and dance
skills, under the leadership of
coach Tanya Slade. The squad
recently completed a three-
day mandatory cheer camp
where they learned new ma-
terial taught by Okeechobee
Explosion. Making up the
squad are: Cheyenne Slade,
Danielle Walton, Kiara Slade,
Brianna Huergo, Katlynn
Carroll, Allison Kinchen, Jade
D'Salva, Tara Lowder, Julisa
Lopez, Nereida Martinez,
Belkis Rivera and Brittany
Donofrio.


Kaeli Spurlock


Kaeli Spurlock of Lake Placid
is a small town girl with very
big dreams. She is 16 years old
and has been singing since age
of 3. She has performed up and
down the East Coast and in
Nashville. Kaeli still makes time
to volunteer for local charities.
She will perform each day of
the 23rd annual Caladium
Festival. Check the entertain-
ment schedule for times.


Amanda and Larissa Mercer

Amanda Mercer and daugh-
ter Larissa made area history. .. -
when they both were crowned ..-> -..
Heartland Idol winners mom H-,, -
in the adult division and ,M
daughter in the youth category.
They reside in Lake Placid., l- r
Amanda's portfolio includes a '
variety of songs from country:
music to Broadway tunes >1
and Christian favorites. Both
Amanda and Larissa have per- '-
formed in plays at Highlands '
Little Theater and are look-
ing forward to entertaining :.
their hometown at this year's .
Caladium Festival. Larissa I
performs Friday, July 26 at 10 ._' -,; '
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Saturday, July 27 at 12:40 p.m. ..


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Julie Temple hails from
Belle Glade but now
makes her home in Lake
Placid. She performs in
churches, nursing homes
and community festivals.
She has been a finalist
in the Heartland Idol
competition. Temple will
perform for Caladium
Festival fans at 1 p.m. on
Saturday, July 27.


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Joe Foryan, who bills
himself as "Irish Joe Reilly,"
kis a singer and guitarist
who performs a variety of
music that include Irish
tunes, oldies, country, folk
and Christian. Foryan has '
performed in many venues
and said he looks forward
to sharing his repertoire of
timeless songs that reach
audiences of all ages. This is
his first appearance at the
Caladium Festival. He performs at 12:30 p.m. Friday,
July 26 and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 27.

Cammie Lester
Fourteen-year-old Cammie Lester will perform
Saturday, July 27 at 10:40
a.m. in the pavilion at
Stuart Park and will feature her
original song "Was It Easy.".
She recently won the
'American Idol Experience"
at Disney's Hollywood
Studios and earned a
'Dream Ticket, *giving her prior-
ity access to any American
Idol audition anywhere in the
United States. Cammie has
been invited to audition in the
kids' division of a new produc-
tion of television's "The Voice" aimed at youngsters ages
7 to 14. Cammie will enter Sebring High School this fall
.where she will join the junior varsity cheerleading team.

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While the main focus of the festival
weekend in Lake Placid is caladiums,
visitors will find the festival celebrates
those versatile plants in many ways.
One of the most entertaining events is
the Caladium Festival Dance, hosted
each year by the Lake Placid Jaycees.
The Shannon Reed Band will crank
up the music to what is sure to be a sell-
out crowd at 9 o'clock Saturday evening,
July 27. The hot local band is famous for
a rocking good tinie. The dance will be
held at the Elks Lodge on County Road
621, just east of Highway 27. Tickets are
$10 and are only available at the door.
It may be best to plan on an early
arrival to the dance, as there is a limited
capacity in the lodge. Room is available
for a large crowd, but when capacity


is reached, ticket sales will stop. That
has been the case the past few years, so
plan ahead and don't be disappointed.
A cash bar will be available for alco-
holic beverages. Water and soft drinks
will also be available.
Proceeds from the dance help sup-
port the Jaycees' community projects,
including the annual Fourth of July
fireworks show in Lake Placid.
The dance will last until 1 a.m. and
is one of the most entertaining ways to
celebrate Lake Placid's unique agricul-
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Easy growing tips for caladium landscapes


ByNORMA RIZER
JOURNAL CORRESPONDENT
You've decided you want caladiums
- you're in good company! The flashy
color and dramatic leaves can enhance
a garden or pot in your landscape.
There's a bit you need to know before
you take them home, but caladiums
are easy to manage in the home garden
and there aren't any special tricks you
need to employ.
As seen around Lake Placid, they are
most impressive in abiunch, providing
a dramatic accent or border. Like their
larger cousins, elephant ears, they grow
easily in our area as long as you provide
what they need. Here at the Caladium
Festival, you'll find potted plants and
tubers (also called bulbs). It's best to
followthe instructions of the seller, but
this information covers most of what
you need to know.
Soil -, Caladiums thrive in well-
drained soil that is rich in organic
material. That's why we grow them
in the bottom land, where the soil is
rich. Most of us, however, have the
typical sandy soil for which Florida is


bloom stalks should be removed before
flowering to force the bulb to send en-
ergy to the showy leaves. Growers here
say remove them if you like, but it's not
necessary. Blooming will not affect the
life or condition of the plant.
Just for northern growers if you or-
der caladiums from one of our growers
(or take some home from the Caladium
Festival), be sure to follow their instruc-
tions when you receive your tubers. If
you're taking plants or tubers home,


JOURNAL ARCHIVE PHOTO
Caladiums make an ideal summertime appearance to lawn landscapes, The bright colors enhance
other plantings and the durable caladium grows well in partial shade as well as full sunlight.


famous. The caladiums seem to do well
there, too. Even more important than
soil type is temperature. Caladiums
need hot, moist (but well-drained)
soil. Partially shaded areas are best,
but many varieties have different light
requirements; be sure to ask when you
buy.
Planting Tbers should be planted
no more than two inches below the
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on the desired result. (Larger bulbs pro-
duce more leaves, but bulbs do grow if
left in the same spot and will produce
larger plants.) If there's a pointed end,
plant it towards the top, but caladiums
will orient themselves on their own, so
don't worry if you can't determine the
top. Plants will benefit from fertilizer,
but see the color notes below.
Water Hot and moist conditions
are necessary for germination; water
frequently to keep soil moist, but not
soggy. Even if your variety is suitable
for full sun, do not let them dry out.
Caladiums planted in the Tropical
South can be left in the ground year
round. (Lake Placid is located in
Planting Zone 9.) Plants in northern
areas will need to be removed before
the first frost, if you want to save them.
Color It appears that plants in deep
shade show more green in the leaves.
If the soil is acidic, darker colors seem
to be more pronounced. At least one
reference mentions fertilizing may
cause color variations. It is interesting
to note some varieties change color as
they mature.
Flowers Old wives' tales tell that


Caladiums add a dramatic splash of color to any
landscape.
make note of these facts:
Caladiums are tropical plants and
tubers must be stored at temperatures
above 60 degrees with humidity at
about 75 percent;
Proper air circulation is needed to
prevent tot;
Bulbs exposed to cold temperatures
will sprout slowly;
Harvest the bulbs and leaves when
temperatures go below 60 degrees; let
them dry for a week or so, then trim the
tops before storing for winter; -,
Starting plants indoors and trans-
planting when summer arrives is a
good plan, but bulbs don't germinate
quickly unless the soil is warm.


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With many different colors and sizes to choose from, gardeners can create colorful displays with
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DELANEY
Souvenir T-shirts for the
23rd annual Caladium
Festival are now available
.. at the Greater Lake Placid
Chamber of Commerce,
according to executive
director Eileen May who
holds one of the commemo-
rative shirts. The T-shirts
are available in sizes from
small through 3X and come
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colors," May said. There are
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and scoop neck. Adult sizes
are priced at $15 each and
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Caladium growers play


unique role in agriculture


By NORMARIZER
JOURNAL CORRESPONDENT
It takes a lot of caladiums to make
Lake Placid Caladium Capital of the
World. Virtually all commercial produc-
tion of caladiums takes place right
here in Central Florida and most of the
growers have fields in Lake Placid.
While growers have come and gone
over the many years, about a dozen are
currently providing bulbs to the retail
market. Most are family owned and
operated, with the caladium pioneers
passing along their secrets and their
fields to new generations.
From Lake Placid, Bates Sons &
Daughters, tnc; Good Day Caladiums;
Happiness Farms, Inc; Heartland '*: -
Caladiums: Hendry Caladiums, Inc; ..
Lake Country Farms; Lake HuntleyBulb:
Farm; and Lake Placid Bulb Company
farm caladiums. From Sebring,
CaladiumWorld; Mrs. G.R. Spaulding;
and Rainbow-Acres are all growers.
Currently in Avon Park, only Classic


Caladiums actively works a caladium
farm.
Without these dedicated families and
businesses, gardeners in North America
would be hard pressed to find caladi-
ums to buy.
When Florida caladium breeding
first began in about 1910, they quickly
became a garden favorite. The move-
ment didn't really take off until about
1937 or so, as production was limited.
By the 1950s, only about 150 acres were
planted in caladiums in this area. Now,
more than 1,200 acres are devoted to
the showy plant.
With help from the Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences at the
University of Florida, growers have
advanced information about techniques
for caladiumrn production, protection
and processing. In 1976, IFAS initiated
a caladium breeding program; over the
past 18 years, the program has released
17 new cultivars. Many of those new
varieties are available for sale at various
sources.


By NORMA RIZER
JOURNAL CORRESPONDENT
It's no surprise that one of the
elements of the Caladium Festival is
a showcase of floral design utilizing
the graceful plants. The Lake Placid
Garden Club, in conjunction with the
Lake Placid Chamber
of Commerce, hosts a
floral design competi-
tion each year.
Surprisingly versa-
tile, the lovely leaves
make a showy display,
whether incorporated
into a formal arrange-
ment or just placed in a
vase. When first cut, the
leaves will wilt slightly,
but after being placed
in water, they make a
dramatic comeback.
Floral designers en-
tering the competition


are required to use no less than 80-
percent of caladiums in the design. The
results are stunning and can be viewed
throughout the three-day festival at the
, Caladium Arts & Crafts Cooperative on
SInterlake Boulevard.
The competition has drawn keen
interest from local designers, prompting
_organizers to say they
expect this to be the
best time to see how
caladiums and creative
imaginations can
combine.
Entrants with de-
signs judged to be the
best will be awarded
ribbons and cash
prizes for first, second
and third places.
This is surely one
of the most beautiful
ways residents of Lake
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The caladium industry, which is
celebrated with Lake Placid's annual
Caladium Festival, owes its origins to
the vision of a very few enthusiasts who
first brought the unique plant to the
United States more than 100 years ago.
Those visionaries were joined 50 years
later by local farmers who also believed
in the future of caladiums.
It was in 1893 that Adolph Leitze, at
the time living in Rio de Janiero, Brazil,
exhibited more than 400 varieties of
hybrid caladiums at the World's Fair in
Chicago. He is credited with being the
first to introduce caladiums to the U.S.
which aroused tremendous interest
from the general public and horticul-
turists at that time. Many people had
never heard of caladiums and most had
never seen one.
"Here was a beautiful, back yard
plant, with terrific potential, that had
gone virtually unnoticed by gardeners
everywhere. A big part of the problem,
of course, was that they were not in


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Weekend Gardening.
In 1910, Henry Nehrling of Gotha
and Theodore L. Mead of Oviedo
began breeding caladiums in Florida.
They were two of Florida's pioneering
horticulturists. Nehrling is the father of
the famous varieties today 'Mrs. W B.
Halderman', 'Arno Nehrling', 'John Peed'
and 'Fannie Munson'. He had an exten-
sive garden in Gotha, but, caladiums
were the garden favorite where he is
said to have planted 250,000 caladiums
every year.
Meade focused on new lance-leaved
varieties. After Meade's death, caladium
breeding went into a decline until
Frank Joyner started a backyard breed-
ing project that ended in the late 1950s.
The next significant caladium hybrid-
izer was EM. Joyner of Tampa. Joyner
was a postman who began his breeding
efforts about 1937. Joyner's hybrids
were commercially grown by L.L.
Holmes of Lake Placid by a cooperative
agreement. Joyner's famous hybrids
up until today are Aaron', 'Crimson
Beauty', 'Kathleen', 'White Queen' and
'Postman Joyner'.
During the late 1940s caladiums
growers were rising in Florida. About
half a dozen small growers attempted


to grow caladium bulbs commercially
but it didn't appear to be very profit-
able. A decade later, the Hoffman,
Hendry, and Bates families also started
growing caladiums in Lake Placid. That
was the start of the unique industry
that is now celebrated each year with
the Caladium Festival.
Another of the caladium pioneers
was Paul Phypers Sr. who, while on a
trips to Florida in the mid-1940s, met
and partnered with Bill Melvin to grow
potatoes on 300 acres in Lake Placid.
In 1948, Paul was encouraged to try his
hand at flower growing and he excelled
at farming Chrysanthemums; Easter
Lilies, and Gerbera Daisies. In 1964
Phypers purchased half of a sod farm
and converted those fields to caladium
production. Happiness Farms quickly
became the largest caladium grower in
Lake Placid, which is known today as
the Caladium Capital of the World.
Phypers is credited with developing
one of the 50 varieties of caladiums
commercially available today. It's called
Galaxy, because it resembles a field of
colorful stars, and it is quite rare. Only
Happiness Farms grows Galaxy, and
only a few acres are under production.
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growers of caladium bulbs in Florida,
and the caladium market was begin-
ning to gain notice.
Phypers decided that caladium
research was essential for the long-
range cultivation of these beautiful
foliage plants, and encouraged the '
University of Florida to begin working
with caladiums in the mid-1970s. In
1976, UF started a caladium breeding
program and, since then, the program
has been the only organized breeding
effort in the world.
UF has released more then 10
cultivars; 'Florida Moonlight', 'Florida
Blizzard', 'Florida White Ruffles', and
so on. The program focuses on new
hybrids selected for improved char-
acteristic for future release, and the
objectives are to develop new varieties
with better leaf colors, resistance to
diseases and nematodes, and tolerance
to cold.
Caladiums are noted for their orna-
mental leaves and patterns, according
to the UF caladium program. Colors
vary from almost pure white to deep
crimson, red, purple, bronze, pink, and
green. Florida's Hybrid caladiums come
in two leaf shapes; fancy and lance
leaves. There are about 2,000 named
varieties registered, but only a few
dozen are in actual production.
Information for this article from "The
History of Caladiums" on the Weekend
Gardening website, Happiness Farms
)in Lake Placid, and the University of
Florida.


JOURNAL ARCHIVE PHOTO
Baskets of caladiums fresh from the growers' greenhouses -- give no indication of the
pioneering spirit of the area's first caladium farmers.


JOURNAL PHOTO BY MAT DELANEY


Rows and rows of caladiums stretch to the horizon on the ancient lake bottom that provides
perfect nutrients to grow the bulbs. Pioneers in the industry overcame harsh conditions to build
the farms.


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and converted those fields to caladium produc-
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FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE JOURNAL
Lake Placid is "The Caladium Capital
of The World." For any industry that
makes such a mark on an area, there
should be a festival celebrating it. The
idea was first broached by Doris Gentry
and a few years later growers were
prodded and helped by Ann Bond and
Audrey Vickers from the Convention
and Visitors Bureau. They suggested
September as the caladiums were in
full bloom and it was a slow month for
merchants. Unfortunately, the written
history and a large historical exhibit
of the caladium industry were lost in a
2004 hurricane, but enough survived in
family files to tell the story and con-
tinue the festival.
In 1990, two competing caladium
grower families decided to work togeth-
er to make the festival possible. Carolyn
Phypers of Happiness Farms and Dot
Bates of Bates Sons and Daughters
Caladiums took on the job.
The first location of the festival was
at Happiness Farms. In preparation,
Bates and Phypers drove a pick-up
truck and walked door to door offering
free caladium bulbs (tubers) by the
bagful to anyone from Hwy. 621 to Lake
Blue Estates who would plant them.
Bus tours ferried visitors to see the
fields and then be shown how beauti-
fully caladiums could be incorporated
into a landscape. Two years later, they
added the WatersEdge neighborhood
and left trays of bulbs in the cul-de-sac
for anyone who wanted to plant them.
The festival had one bus and two
runs the first year, with the number
increasing to as many as 41 tours in


a year with one bus doing four or
five runs. Sun Bank, now Sun Trust,
donated $3,000 the first year to start
the effort and continued support for
several years.
Vera, Rose and Julia Sapp entertained
festival crowds as cloggers, and guests
also viewed a video about the industry
in a barn. Norma Stokes and the ladies
of the local Farm Bureau provided
lunch for everyone. All the growers
were assigned a task and had a display
table. Other growers besides Bates and
Phypers who participated the first year
were D & L Bulb Farm, Cooper's Farm,
Joiners, Lake Huntley, Lake Placid
Bulb, Parker Island, Hendry Caladiums,
Sapp Caladiums, Scarboroughs from
Lake Placid and Caladium World and
Buddy's from Sebring.
One important commitment was
to recognize the living, first genera-
tion caladium pioneers, Emmett and
Mildred Bates, Paul Phypers Sr., Boots
Holmes, and Zena Hendry. Some of
the older growers would sit in rocking
chairs at the Caladium Arts and Crafts
Cooperative and talk with visitors. All
the men took turns standing under
the shade cloth to talkto visitors and
answer questions. It was moved then
into the Caladium Arts and Crafts
Cooperative, with Dot and Maxine
Kelley overseeing the historical aspect.
Maxine's family was involved in the
industry for many years, and her
granddaughter, Heidi (Head) Davis, was
the first Caladium Queen.
Although the number of growers
has decreased over the last few years,
the second generations of growers are
making their mark. The Bates family
has had a grower's exhibit each year.


JOURNAL ARCHIVE PHOTO
Darlene Phypers (at center) from Happiness Farms explains caladium planting techniques for a
visitor at last year's Caladium Festival. The Phypers and Bates families are heavily involved in
making the festival a success each year.


Their daughter, Teri, grows out pots of
new varieties. All members of the Bates
and Phypers families can be seen in
action throughout the festival.
The festival has something for
everyone. All food vendors are local
and the Caladium Festival committee
ensures there are no duplicates. They
only have room for a hundred booths
so there's a long waiting list for arts and
crafts vendors, with an attempt to keep
at least half of the booths caladium
related. The vendors love the venue
because they are welcomed and given
coffee, donuts, and orange juice when
they set up. They also receive water
throughout the day and a bag of cala-
diums at the end. Vendors are visited,
treated well and applyfor the following
year immediately. Lake Placid is usually
the first venue of their season.
The festival has required the support
of numerous community volunteers.
The town and the county have been
very supportive by blocking off the
streets and giving free garbage pick-up.
Carolyn Phypers stated, "We.wanted
to help the town and businesses, so the


second year we held it in town." Every .
year since, the festival has been held
in Stuart Park on Interlake Boulevard.
The festival month was later changed
to August because of hurricane season
and this year moves again to the last
full weekend in July. ..
"What sustained the festival have
been the profits from selling the
potted plants which Bates grows, and
the caladium bulbs which Happiness
Farms bags up and sells," said Dot
Bates. '"All of that money went back into
the festival to keep it going," Phypers
added.
The festival has grownand become
popular with locals and vendors. All
proceeds from the festivals, which '"
included large personal donations,
were used for expenses, saved for
future festivals and have supported
many worthwhile community projects.
One year donations included a $2,000
scholarship and donations to the police
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Woman's Club, Last Chance Ranch,
Masonic Lodge, beautification of
Stuart Park, Town of Lake Placid, and
Bradenton Research Center fora total
of $8,200 festival dollars given back to
the area.
The success of the festival over
the years has been a commitment


of grower participation, volunteers,
returning vendors, and the people who
come from everywhere to enjoy the
unique flavor of a small town. Some
have decided to come back and make it
their home.
The festival was turned over to the
Chamber of Commerce in 2007. We
are indebted to the Phypers and Bates
families for their investments, persever-
ance, hard work, and dedication to use
their finances, time and expertise to
make our community a better place.


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at 2 p.m. in the gazebo that graces the
center of DeVane Park.
Show cars and motorcycles are classi-
fied by trained volunteers, Larson said,
and assigned to specific parking spaces
on the grass.
Cars entered for judging will be
displayed with hoods and trunmksopen
and the windows down. Judges will
make their rounds between noon and
2 p.m. and their cards will be tallied by
Colley Financial Services Inc.
Organizing the car show is a big
endeavor, Larson says, but the load
is eased by volunteers who share his
passion for old cars. Offering assistance
will be longtime volunteers Lou Glasby,
Pat Brantley, the father and son duo
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Hammond, Wendy and Bobby Larson,
and Mary Carol Plott. 'All the volun-
teers work very hard for us," Larson
said. "They put their hearts into this
event and it shows. I can't think them
enough."
STR8 UP Youth Ministries will send
volunteers to help with car show chores
such as set-up and take down;,and the
youngsters will staff a food booth, too,
along with a list of other food vendors.
Larson has been involved with the
Caladium Festival Car Show for more
than. 10 years: An avid car enthusiast
and classic car owner, Larson has been
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The motorcycle division of the Caladium Car & Bike Show traditionally draws interesting entrants.
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He said he credits or blames for-
mer Chamber of Commerce Executive
Director Sonny Stalls with getting him
involved in organizing the car show.
"The Chamber was running the car
show in those days and I went and I
didn't like the way it was run. I waited
until Monday and went and com-
plained to Sonny and he said 'Bob, how
about running it for us'," Larson said.
"I opened my mouth and got volun-
teered. I've been involved in one way or
another every year since then."
And during those years-the car show
has grown from less than two dozen
entrants and a scattering of fans to
being a showplace for vehicles that
span a century. The one-day car show
has become a staple of the Caladium
Festival, with some visitors planning
,their trip around the automobile and
motorcycle display.
Larson said there are still opportuni-
ties for more volunteers to get involved.
"We have a good time and we put on
a great car show," he said. "We need N
volunteers who are willing to offer
their expertise or just roll up their
shirt sleeves and pitch in." Anyone
interested in helping can call Larson at
863-465-4462 or 863-464-0037.
Many of the exhibitors will leave with
more than memories of Lake Placid.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three


finishers in each class. And there are
plenty of classes in the Caladium
Festival Car Show. They are:
*Antique 1901 1948*
*Antique 1949 1964*
SAntique 1965 1984*
Stock Cars 1955 1957*
Stock Mustangs 1964 1999*
Stock Corvettes 1953 1999*
Stock Muscle Cars to 1972*
Street Rods Open 1901 1948
Street Rods Closed 1901 1948
Street Rod Trucks All
Street Machines 1949 1999
Foreign to 1999*
Motorcycles All
Special Interest
STrucks and SUV's to 1983
STrucks and SUV's 1984 present
Orphan Cars*
All Cars 1984 Present
Categories represented with '*' are
allowed a maximum of three modifi-
cations from original specifications,
Larson noted, and his volunteers know
how to spot those modifications.
Application forms for the Caladium
Festival Car Show are available by visit-
ing www.VisitLakePlacidFlorida.com or
email questions to chamber@lpfla.com
or call 863-465-4331. .
The Caladium Festival Car Show of-
fers food, too, with local organizations
offering hamburgers, hot dogs and soft
drinks. Drawings are held throughout
the day for door prizes and a 50/50
drawing will culminate the day. Larson
said last year's winning 50/50 ticket was
worth approximately $650.


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Bright red paint and shiny chrome were highlighted in this vintage street rod at last year's Cala-
dium Car & Bike Show. The one-day exhibit will be Saturday, July 27 in DeVane Park.


This bright red truck caught the attention of many car show fans, induding the woman at left
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With a high-gloss finish and plenty of chrome, this antique car was given a new life by its owner.
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From its unique coral paint to a
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With its gull-wing doors and its hood wide open, this modified Lincoln drew a lot of attention last
year. Caladium Car & Bike Show organizers say the car will likely return for this year's Saturday
July 27 show.


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the unique vehicles.


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By NORMA RIZER
JOURNAL CORRESPONDENT
Bigger and better is the preferred
methodology when planning an event
that focuses on toys adult sized toys,
that is. Vehicles designed specifically
for play will roll into DeVane Park for
the Airboat and Swamp Buggy Show on
Sunday, July 28.
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see, but after all, they couldn't very well
name it the Caladium Festival Airboat,
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At this event, you'll be able to peruse
all manor of vehicles you may have
only seen on TV, or maybe rolling down
the highway as they head for fun in
some nameless swamp or mudbog.
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vehicles for sale.
There are several classes of entries
ranging from the construction of the
vehicle to its use. First, second and
third place trophies will be awarded by
judges for each class a total of eight
for airboats,.eleven for swamp bug-
gies and one more for people's choice.
There will even be an "Ugly Duckling"
award, Clarke says.
Invitations to participate have been
issued to airboat and swamp buggy "
clubs around the state, as well as local
boat dealers. The idea is to offer a
glimpse into a world you may be
interested in learning more about, or at
the very least, take a look at some very
unique boats and truck-like machines.
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Lots of time, patience and money goes into
creating a one-of-a-kind airboat such as this
one. The best of the shallow-draft boats will be
displayed in DeVane Park on the dosing day of
the Caladium Festival.


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Airboats displayed at last year's Airboat and Swamp Buggy Show turned into a gathering place
for these women who talked about recent swamp adventures aboard the lightweight, versatile
watercrafts.


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Airboats and swamp buggies will be joined by an array of recreational vehicles Sunday, July 28 at
DeVane Park as a bonus feature of the 23rd annual Caladium Festival.


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Owners are always ready to show
off their particular modifications and
discuss the fun they've had on previous
outings. Just what do they do when
they take off to play with their toys?.
You might be surprised to learn these
vehicles are used to hunt, fish, race,
and just enjoy nature.


The show will be open from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. on Sunday during the Caladium
Festival. Vendors will be available in the
area with festival food and drinks in the
park.
While pre-registration is an op-
tion, owners may register for the
event on that day from 7 to 9 a.m.
There is no charge to display a ve-
hicle, and of course, like all Caladium
Festival events, there is no charge for
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Walking in dad's footsteps. This youngster
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they enjoy big trucks and airboats.


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A row of swamp buggies and monster trucks
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adding in things like
an island or the other
remodeling line items
that can go along with
opening a kitchen up
(e.g., adding an island,
new cabinets and coun-
ters, etc.) can also add
up. Check with a repu-
table local contractor to
consult on how such a
project can be planned
and executed efficiently.
3. Swap out the old
windows for dual-paned.
This is one of those
$10K-ish projects that

1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
home in quiet neighborhood,
Home has Formal living and
dining room, Large
kitchen/family room. Almost 1
acre lot, detached workshop,
fenced in back yard. Home
has lots to offer but does need
some TLC. Asking $69,900.
Frostproof Realty, LLC
(863) 635-4246
www.frostproofrealty.com
356 Walter Ave. Frost-
proof 3 Bedroom/1 bath,
Split bedroom plan, -bonus
room, Florida room, fenced in
back yard with newer utility
building, metal roof. Asking
$53,500.
Frostproof Realty, LLC
(863) 635-4246
www.frostproofrealty.com
1108 Yarnell Ave Lake
Wales 3 bedrooms/2 baths
upstairs and 1 bedroom/1
bath downstairs. Split level
home with formal living and
dining room, Family room has
fireplace, Master suite
upstairs has balcony over look-
ing swimming pool, nice porch
plus decking around pool area
with gold fish pond. Back yard
is fenced...Garage was con-
verted into game room with
private office. Large utility
area. Located near play park,
Lake and downtown area. This
home has lots to offer. Asking
$159,900.
Frostproof Realty, LLC
(863) 635-4246
www.frostproofrealty.com
29 Heights Ave Frostproof
3 bedrooms/3 baths home
located on Lake Clinch on a
quiet street. Walking distance
to downtown, library, church-
es, schools Clinch Lake has a
white sandy bottom lake for
swimming, fishing and all
watersports! Split bedroom
plan, formal living and dining
room, breakfast nook in
kitchen,'large family room with
great view of the sunset over
the lake. 2 car attached
garage. Asking $265,000:
Frostproof Realty, LLC
(863) 635-4246
www.frostproofrealty.com
212 N. Lake Reedy Blvd -
Frostproof Spacious brick
.home on Lake Reedy. 3 bed-
rooms/2 baths, sunken living
room with fireplace, large
game room'off rear of home,
fishing dock, Florida room and
screened in porch. Asking
$169,900.
Frostproof Realty, LLC
(863) 635-4246
www.frostproofrealty.com
110 N. Lake Reedy Blvd -


actually can pay for itself
over time. Switching
out your old single
paned windows for new
dual-paned ones might
make your home look
better, but it will defi-
nitely make your home
operate more efficiently
- and more comfortably.
Dual-paned windows
minimize heat-loss in the
winter and keep the cool
air in, in the summer, so
you're not trying to heat
up and cool down the
whole outdoors through
the leaks in your win-
dows. They're also a must
if you have street noise
or other noise challenges
around your home; the
extra insulation traps
noise before it can get to
you, inside your home.
As with everything,
costs vary by location
and by the quality of
window you choose, but
you can use $200-300/
window, installed, as a
rough rule of thumb.

1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
Frostproof 2 bedroom/2.5
bath home, located on Lake
Reedy. Inside city limits. Home
is well maintained with remod-
eled kitchen with ceramic tile
floor with a mosaic design.
main bathroom has been
remodeled, has living room,
family room and formal dining
room, with large porch over-
looking lake, double carport,
dock with boatslip. Asking
$219,900.
Frostproof Realty, LLC
(863) 635-4246
www.frostproofrealty.com

1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
AMAZING! 3BR/2BA home in
Babson Park with fabulous
location! Spacious 26x14
enclosed sun room/thermal
windows, attached 2 car
garage, detached 18x20
garage/workshop/electricity
with garage door & man door.
Parking for RV with
elect/water/sewer. Deep Well
for irrigation of 4+ ACRES!
NOW $371,750
Call Estelle @ 863-632-
2062 Estelle Sullivan
Realty
109 N Scenic Hwy
Frostproof FI
www.EstelleSullivan.com
FURNISHED LAKE FRONT
home! Nice quiet location with
carport and a huge workshop
with a small livin area! ASKING
$86,000.
Call Estelle @ 863-632-
2062 Estelle Sullivan
Realty
109 N Scenic Hwy
Frostproof Fl
www.EstelleSullivan.com
Advertise Today!
JUST LISTED! Corner loca-
tion, fenced back yard,
detached workshop/electrici-
ty, utility shed, 2BR/1BA home
with "real" pine wood flooring
& real wood pine paneling on
walls! C/A/H, attached garage
& screen porch "OWNER
SAYS BRING US AN OFFER!"
ASKING $57,900
Call Estelle @ 863-632-
2062 Estelle Sullivan
Realty
109 N Scenic Hwy
Frostproof Fl
www.EstelleSullivan.com
LAKE REEDY LAKE FRONT
LOT 1 Acre with 256 ft M/L on
the lake ASKING $139,000.
Call Estelle @ 863-632-
2062 Estelle Sullivan
Realty
109 N Scenic Hwy
Frostproof Fl
www.EstelleSullivan.com


Some older homes can
require wood repair
of rotted out window
frames, in the course of
switching to dual-paned,
which can increase the
.project cost significantly.
Also, many cities and
states offer rebates for
installing dual paned
windows (and making
other energy-efficient
upgrades, by the by),
which can dramatically
defray the costs of this
particular remodeling
project.

If you're considering
making a modest invest-
ment in a home you plan
to own for a while, you're
increasingly in the norm.
Studies show that over
50% of homeowners are
now focusing on smaller
home improvement
projects that increase
their enjoyment of their
homes even if they
don't increase its value.
More Next time...

1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
JUST LISTED! South Shore
Resort Lake Wales 1BR/1BA
Partly Furnished 2005 Park
Model right on the shore of
Saddlebag Lake, nice screen
room, like new! Amenities
include: Nice
Clubhouse/pool/shuffleboard
courts, laundry facilities, boat
launch, storage for RVs/Boats
etc. ASKING $45,900 Call
Call Estelle @ 863-632-
2062 Estelle Sullivan
Realty
109 N Scenic Hwy
Frostproof Fl
www.EstelleSullivan.com
LAKE ACCESS-LAKE VIEW
across the street! 4BR/2.5BA
home totally remodeleda few
years ago, hardi-board siding,
metal roof, updated wiring &
plumbing, detached workshop,
well for irrigating garden or-
yard, fenced back yard & dock
on the lake. ASKING $99,000
Call Estelle @ 863-632-
2062 Estelle Sullivan
Realty
109 N Scenic Hwy
Frostproof Fl
www.EstelleSullivan.com
LAKE REEDY IDEAL LOCA-
TION! Large lot with beautiful
lakefrontage, dock, boat
house with electric hoist, gaze-
bo .for outside entertaining,
yard irrigation, nicely land-
scaped, 2 car carport, 2
sheds, dog kennels all with this
lovely 2BR 2BA home with a
beautiful kitchen! ASKING
$199,000.
Call Estelle @863-632-
2062 Estelle Sullivan
Realty
109 N Scenic Hwy
Frostproof Fl
www.EstelleSullivan.com
LAKE WALES ~ Lovely older
bungalow 3BD/1BA, wood
floors, eat-in kitchen, large
lot, range refrigerator, win-
dow AC $44,900. Sandy
863-632-0403 or Jan
863-605-0736
LET THIS Two-three bed-
room 2 bath Property
MAKE YOUR HOUSE PAY-
MENTS! Has a, large work-
shop/electricity, fenced back
yard, screen porch PLUS 2
M.H. that stay rented!
ASKING $90,000
Call Estelle @ 863-632-2062
Estelle Sullivan Realty
109 N Scenic Hwy
Frostproof Fl
www.EstelleSullivan.com
RESIDENTIAL
ORCHID SPRINGS HOME 2
bedroom 2 bath 2,084 sq. ft.
home includes 2 bonus rooms,
2 car garage with storage
closets, screened porch, fire-


Melba C. Taylor,
Realtor/Broker
S 10N. Scenic Hwy.
SFrostproof, FL 33843 -

647 Hillside Dr.
Babson Park, FL 33827
3BR/1.5 BA, CB home.
Updated tile, laminate,
paint etc. Large, mostly
fenced, back yard.
$72,500 OBOIII 1


I 113 REEDY CREEK DR
4 FROSTPROOF
proM awr Back on Market- Custom built home on
approx. 6 acres, Lake Reedy access and Reedy
creek flowing behind home, above ground
pool with wooden decking and screened
enclosure, Workshop plus much more.
Asking $164,900


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Cindy Wise, Agent, Keystone Realty, Inc.
wisecrew2@aol corn
245 S Sc.enic Hwy Frosiproof. FL 33843
863-528-0366(cell)
www.Keystone-RealEstate.NET


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place, vaulted ceilings, walk in
closet in the master bedroom,
breakfast bar and all appli-
ances are included. Conve-
niently located near the shop-
ping district and minutes away
from Legoland; listed at
$109,144 ID #107
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SHADED LOT HOME Nice 3
bedroom 2 bath home with
new carpet, vinyl, paint, a/c
unit, and range. This home has
a front porch, open back patio
and it's on just over a quarter
of an acre lot; just listed at
$58,900 ID #701
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863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.com
NICE BLOCK HOME 3 bed-
room 2 bath block home with a
pantry closet, new carpet, new
vinyl, new int./ext. paint, split
bedroom floor plan, and 1 car
garage; just listed at $64,900
ID #3015
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE INC
863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.com
INVESTOR SPECIAL 4 Bed-
room 3 bath block home with
an eat-in kitchen, tile floor
throughout, and a circular
drive, listed at $27,900 ID
#1450
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE INC
863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.com
LARGE 2 STORY HOME with
new carpet, fresh paint, new
a/c units and new appliances.
Beautiful home with nice fea-
tures including solid surface
countertops, skylight, wood
floors; claw foot tub in master
bath, front porch, side entry
garage, and separate
screened in porch area for a
small dog, listed at $174,900
ID #2541
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE INC
863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.com
CONTEMPORARY, HOME 3
bedroom 2 bath with cathedral
ceilings, dual sinks in master
bath, ample kitchen cabinet.
space, pantry closet, cathe-
dral ceilings, tiled floors
throughout, fenced back yard,
and 2 car garage, just listed at
$94,900 ID #460
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE INC
863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.com
NEWER BUILT HOME 4 bed-
room 2 bath newer block
home with vaulted ceilings,
eat-in kitchen, garden tub,
laundry room, open patio, and
2 car garage, listed at
$139,900 ID #5434


1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE INC
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3 BEDROOM 1 BATH BUN-
GALOW HOME Has formal liv-
ing room and'a split bedroom
floor plan. Family room could
easily be used as an additional
bedroom, original hardwood
flooring throughout most of
the home. Cozy screened in
back porch. Shingles, a/c and
ducts were replaced, listed for
$42,000 ID #604
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE INC
863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.com
TRI-LEVEL LAKEFRONT
HOME 7 Bedroom 4.5 bath
home with a full private living
quarters in basement. Formal
living room leads to large lanai
and pool area. Home has new
carpet, fresh paint and 2 fire-
places. The. fenced yard has a
beach area with dock and boat
cover; just reduced to
$234,900 ID #3204.
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE INC
863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.com
OWNER FINANCING Spa-
cious 3 bedroom 2 bath home
has a formal living and dining
room, a large eat-in kitchen
and 2 huge bonus rooms that
could be in-law quarters. Exte-


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rior has' been freshly'painted,
owner financing 'available; 'just
listed at $119,900 ID #22
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863-676-7040
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SPACIOUS LIVING This 3
bedroom 2.5 bath located on
just under a 1/2 acre with
2,084 sg. ft. !iving. Large living
room :with'. fireplace. Open
kitcfien overlooks 'dining, area:
Screened porch .with fenced
back yard; just listed- at
$154,900 ID #3623
PRIME PLUSREAL ESTATE INC
863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.com
CORNER LOT HOME Zoned
for professional. use. Neat,
Clean and move in ready. This
;.home has a newer roof, floor-
Sing and.,freshly painted interior.
Split bedroom floor(plan. Large
Formal dining room, spacious
living room. Laundry room
could be converted into anoth-
er bedroom or even a 2nd
bathroom. Just under a 1/4 of
an acre fenced lot, owner
financing available; just listed
at $77,700 ID #520
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE INC
863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.com

COUNTRY LIVING 3 Bed-
room, 2.5 Bath home on 4.2
fenced & cross fenced acres.
Large Kitchen, Great Room,
oversized 2 garage w/ Utility
storage room, Screened back
porch, open patio, Pole Barn
for RV & Boat. Much more!
Reduced to $255,000 ID
#1997
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE INC
863-676-7040


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AVON PARK--WE HAVE
SEVERAL HOMES: -FOR
SALE,. all are priced to sell
quickly, some with. lake view,
great investment opportunity;
.call today for more information
or stop by our office for details
and map.
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE INC
863-676-7040 or visit online
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SEBRING--WE HAVE
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SEBRING AREA, HOMES,
CONDOS, Priced Low, call
863-676-7040 today for
more information or stop by
our office PRIME PLUS REAL
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CONDOS

1ST FLOOR CONDO 2 bed-
room 2 bath condo with a
screened porch, ceramic tile
throughout, and 1 vehicle
detached assigned carport.
Ground floor unit with view of
Lake Jackson, just listed at
$59,900 ID #1655
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE INC
863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.com
GREAT WINTER RETREAT
OR GET AWAY, Completely
Furnished, includes Washer (no
dryer), Ceramic Tile through-
out, bedroom has carpet,
screened porch has ceramic
tile, roof new 2009; Amenities
include: Pool, Rec. Room,
Clubhouse, lake access, spa,
-tennis courts, shuffleboard,
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ball, gym, library; reduced to
$40,000 ID #905
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE INC
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COMMERCIAL
LARGE 2 STORY OFFICE
BUILDING Needs remodeling
to be completed. May have up
to 6 office spaces, reception
area, 2 conference / meeting
rooms and two 1/2 baths. Has
separate work shop/storage
area with overhead door, 2
Separate self-storage build-
ings, approx. 50 + units and
some climate controlled. Much
potential to generate income
from office space and storage
units. All reasonrtable offers will
be. reviewed and considered;
just listed at $179,900 ID
#6443
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE INC
863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.com
VACANT LAND

OVER 1/2 AN. ACRE OF
LAND just waiting for you to
-build the home of your
dreams. This is truly country
living at its best, this property
is located not far from the
Kissimmee Chain of Lakes.
Owner is motivated and will
consider all offers. Seller has
2 additional parcels, listed at
$9,000 ID #17
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FRONTAGE ON BOY SCOUT
ROAD Near the Kissimmee
Chain of Lake and State Park.


1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
Owner is motivated and will
consider offers. Don't miss
this chance to own a beautiful
piece of land in such an amaz-
ing area. Owner has 2 other
parcels available; just listed for
$18,000 ID #24
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE INC
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1.29 ACRES WITH
FRONTAGE ON BOY SCOUT
ROAD Near the Kissimmee
Chain of Lake and State Park.
Owner is motivated and will
consider offers. Don't miss
this chance to own a beautiful
piece of land in such an amaz-
ing area. Owner has 2 other
parcels available; just listed for
$18,000 ID #14
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RECREATIONAL PROPERTY
Just over 10 acres, good for
hunting and camping only,
located in River Ranch, perfect
property for outdoor lovers,
listed price $12,000 ID
#RR10
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE INC
863-676-7040
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2 BEAUTIFUL BUILDABLE
LOTS just under a 1/4 an acre
located in Babson Park. Prop-
erty is already cleared and is
just waiting for you to build the
home of your dreams. Owner-
ship provides deeded access
Crooked Lake. Asking price is
$9,000 per lot. Owner will
consider offers. ID#1012
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE INC
863-676-7040
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WATER FRONT VACANT
LAND Great location to build
your home and have. access to
Walk-in-Water Creek, access to
lake depends to water levels,
lot approx. 2.56 acres; just
listed at $25,000 ID #L22
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE INC
863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.com

RIVER RANCH RESORT RV
LOT Beautiful wooded lot avail-
able, this is a great place to
put your RV for the season or
the year. Boat dock and ramp
close by with access to Lake
Kissimmee which has amazing
fishing available. There are
many features available; listed
at $25,000 ID #248
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www.primeplusrealestate.com

JUST OVER 5 BEAUTIFUL
ACRES This amazing country
setting is located in a gated
deed restricted community
and it's just waiting for you to
build the home of your
dreams, priced to sell at
$45,000 ID #LT30
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NEAR BLUE LAKE, if you are
looking for a spot to build your
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HOME SITE, Nice half Acre lot
located in Beautiful Area of
Homes. Growing Region Cen-
trally Located between Winter
Haven and Lake Wales. Partial-
ly Cleared and ready to Build
your First Home. Reduced to
$24,900 id #cc
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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 Motivated
and will look at all Reasonable
Offers! $39,900 id# 11209
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE INC
863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.com

LAKE FRONT ON LAKE
WALK IN WATER, Just Over
5 Acres, Partially Wooded, Pri-
vate Location, Dead End
Street. Great Price! $49,900
id# Lt22
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"MOTHER-IN-LAW" LAKE-
FRONT home! "Or" a sepa-
rate suite for visiting family &
friends. Home has 3BR/2BA
spacious open great room,
split bedroom plan, cathedral
ceiling and mother-in law is
1BR/1BA with full kitchen!
There is a 12x50 screen porch
overlooking CLINCH LAKE
with a sea wall and dock!
REDUCED! TO $335,000
Call Estelle @ 863-632-
2062 Estelle Sullivan
Realty
109 N Scenic Hwy
Frostproof Fl
www.EstelleSullivan.com
NEW LISTING! 2 or 3BR/1BA
Home on completely fenced
lot with nice newer kitchen,
vinyl siding, extra room (may
be a 3rd or 4th bedroom), din-
ing room, living room, screen
porch and a utility shed. ASK-
ING $44,500.
Call Estelle @ 863-632-
2062 Estelle Sullivan
Realty
109 N Scenic Hwy
Frostproof Fl
www.EstelleSullivan.com




NEW LISTING! Canal home 2
blocks off boat landing at
Walk-in-Water! this 2BR/2BA
home with garage 2 screen
porches, boat launch, dock &
MORE! State owned across the
street! NICE LOCATION! ASK-
ING $114,900 BUT "LISTEN-
ING TO ALL OFFERS!"
Call Estelle @ 863-632-
2062 Estelle Sullivan -
Realty
109 N Scenic Hwy
Frostproof Fl
www.EstelleSullivan.com


July 17,2013


1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
NEW LISTING! Corner lot,
fenced back yard, nice shade
trees, 2BR/1BA home with
"real wood" flooring, screen
porch, attached garage (now
insulated, has electrical &
almost ready to use as a third
bedroom),detached workshop
& utility shed. ASKING
$57,900 & MOTIVATED!
Call Estelle @ 863-632-
2062 Estelle Sullivan
Realty
109 N Scenic Hwy
Frostproof Fl
www.EstelleSullivan.com
NEW LISTING! Spacious 2/3
BR, 2BA home with a newer
kitchen cabinets! PLUS
2BR/1BA DUPLEX! All three
are nicely painted an well kept.
Located beside elementary
school and walking distance to
downtown Frostproof. ASKING
$119,000.
Call Estelle @ 863-632-
2062 Estelle Sullivan
.Realty
109 N Scenic Hwy
Frostproof Fl
www.EstelleSullivan.com
NEW LISTINGS! "CROOKED
LAKE" access at the end of
private street! Completely re-
modeled 3BR/2BA home!
Tile/laminate flooring, "like
new" kitchen cabinets/coun-
ters/appliances PLUS a pantry
with same "newer" cabinets
and a second refrigerator & ice-
machine! Hugh open great
room large enough for living
area/dining area/and a pool
table! "L" shaped screen porch
has surround sound and an
outdoor kitchen with a large
exhaust system! Privacy
fenced back yard offers soli-
tude. There is a metal 12x25
enclosed Motor Hm/RV build-
ing also! ASKING $175,000.
Call Estelle @ 863-632-
2062 Estelle Sullivan
Realty
109 N Scenic Hwy
Frostproof Fl
www.EstelleSullivan.crom
REEDY LAKE! Newer 2 bed-
room 2 bath home, cathedral
ceiling, split bedroom plan, all
tile floorfig, nice, kitcheh/appli-
abces, spacious-screen porch
w/slate flooring and an open
patio on the lakeside! ASKING
$215,000
Call Estelle @ 863-632-
2062
Estelle Sullivan Realty
109 N Scenic Hwy
Frostproof Fl
www.EstelleSullivan.com
/
SOUTH SHORE RESORT-
LAKE WALES Almost never
lived in Park Model 1BR/1BA
with screen porch. RIGHT ON
SADDLEBAG LAKE! ASKING
$45,000.
Call Estelle @ 863-632-
2062 Estelle Sullivan
Realty
109 N Scenic Hwy
Frostproof Fl
SwwW.EstelleSullivan.com
Sun Ray-Frostproof
204 Central Ave 2 bed/I
bath concrete block home,
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1020 HOUSES FOR SALE

cabinets, 1 car garage
could easily be converted
into a 3rd bedroom and 2nd
bathroom, screen enclosed
porch, NOW Asking only
$45,000.00 Call Cindy
528-0366, Keystone
Realty Inc 635-0030
405 Walter Ave 3 bed/1.5
bath concrete block home,
newly painted, wood lami-
nate flooring, ceramic tile
kitchen and bathroom, CHA,
updated light fixtures, car-
port, fenced in back yard
Reduced Asking
$59,900.00 OBO Call
Michelle 528-1136, Key-
stone Realty Inc 635-
0030
Lake Caloosa-Frostproof
204 Woodstork Way 3
bedroom. 2 bath doublewide
mobile home, living and din-
ing room combo, vaulted
ceiling, large kitchen with
eat in space, 1 acre fenced
in back yard Asking
$82,000.00 Call Michelle
528-1136, Keystone
Realty Inc. 635-0030
Blue Jordan-Frostproof
2616 Sand Pine Trail-
Extremely nice 4 bedroom 2
bath oversized double wide
mobile home has formal liv-
ing room with built in tv unit,
dining room with built in cor-
ner cabinets, eat-in kitchen
w/ bar, family room, master
suite has large walk in clos-
et, .bath room with tub and
separate shower, 30'x90'
metal dream barn, perfect
for RV & boat storage plus
plenty of space left over for
workshop/Man Cave, or
convert it into a large horse
barn, All for a low price of
$138,900.00 Call
Michelle 528-1136, Key-
stone Realty Inc 635-
0030
2 Blue Jordan Road-
I maculate 3 bedroom 2
bath split bedroom plan con-
crete block home. Has
cathedral.ceiling open living,
dining and. kitchen area.
Kitchen has ceramic tile,
white cabinets, double oven,
two pantry closets, -and
dishwasher. -Attached dou-
.ble garage, detached large
workshop with a half bath all
on twd separate 1 Acre lots
on the -corner with- paved
roads. Asking
$187,500.00 Call
Michelle 528-1136, Key-
stone Realty Inc. 635-
0030
Frostproof
9 Keenan Way-Three full
baths for .each of the three
bedrooms, block home with
ceramic tile,"family room
with fireplace, two open
lanai's, one partially
screened, in town location,
very- close to Lake Reedy.
Asking only $95,000.00
obo (Home is also for rent,
$800/month $800 security
deposit) Call Cindy 528-
0366 Keystone Realty
Inc. 635-0030.
409 W 9th Street- A very
well maintained Spacious
Family Style Brick Split Level
Home, 4 bedrooms, 2.5
bathrooms, Formal Living
Room, Dining Room, refin-
ished hard wood flooring,
ceramic tile,. two central
A/C units, lots of extra stor-
age closets, Downstairs
Family Room has brick Fire-
place, tile flooring and 1/2
bath, screen enclosed back
porch, double car garage all
sits on a mature oak tree
corner lot. Owners MOTI-
VATED! Make an OFFER! Ask-
ing $139,000.00 Call
Michelle 528-1136, Key-
stone Realty Inc 635-
0030 SALE PENDING!


1020 HOUSES FOR SALE

15 Fort Clinch Heights
Road-Fantastic neighbor-
hood 5 bedroom, 2 full bath
POOL home, cathedral ceil-
ing, brick fireplace, dining
and breakfast nook, has
deeded Clinch Lake access,
Asking only $239,000.00
Call Wesley 528-8265,
Keystone 'Realty Inc 635-
0030
105 Snooks Wardlaw
Road-3/2 like new concrete
block home, next to Ben Hill
Griffin Jr Elem and Frost-
proof High Schools Asking
$131,500.00 Call Wesley
528-8265, -Keystone
Realty 635-0030

258 Quail Run Road-
OVERSIZED 4 bedroom 2
bath double wide with living
room, dining and large
kitchen with lots of cabinets,
island, pantry, family room
with corner' fireplace and
built in TV unit. Wide hallway
with built in desk/cabinets
Sits on a 5 ACRE partially
fenced in property, has
mature oak trees Asking
$110,000.00 Call
Michelle, Keystone Real-
ty 635-0030
90 S Lake Moody Rd-
Lake Moody Access Enjoy
220 ft. of Lakefront View on
the Wide Water of Lake
Moody. This charming 4 br.
home with split bedroom
plan sits in 3.37 acres.
Plenty of room to expand,
great for small, farm, hors-
es, animals & hobbies. A
small grove is included on a
corner lot. Huge detached
garage/workshop in rear
plus a carport. 4/2 home
Asking $249,000 Other-
wise Best Offer! Call Fred
863-257-2210, Keystone
Realty Inc 635-0030
Fort Meade
308 S. Orange Ave. 'Short
Sale:3.bedroom/1 bath con-
crete block home, carport,
fenced back yard, utility
shed, roof a/c and windows
less than five years old Ask-
ing only $59,000.00 Call
Cindy 528-0366, Key-
stone Realty 635-0030
Babson Park
642 Hillside-2 or 3bed-
room/1.5 bath concrete
block, single carport, par-
tially fenced back yard,
ceramic tile throughout,
hardwood cabinets, current-
ly being used as three bed-
room rental unit Asking
$75,000.00, OBO Call
Cindy 528-0366, Key-
stone Realty 635-0030

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
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

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1210 HOMES FOR RENT
FROSTPROOF Nice 3 BR
S750. Mo + SD. New
paint,CHA, pets ok,nice
area.863-635-1234
'Near BARTOW Quiet Coun-,
;try Setting Furnished iBed-,
! room, garbage/water,
included $125. per week,:
, no pets ,
', 863-533-6915 ,
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1210 HOMES FOR RENT
Lake Wales- Lovely 3 BD/2 BA-
home with separate formal and infor-
mal living spaces. New paint
throughout and new flooring in bed-
rooms. Laminate and tile through-
out. Back deck overlooks backyard
area. Washer/dryer hookup are con-
venient in 2 car garage. Ask about
pets. $910/month, SD $910. Call
Maggie Stohler at Legacy Leasing
Services, Inc 863-676-0024 or visit
www.LegacyLeases.com
Lake Wales- This 4BD/2 BA pool
house will not disappoint! It has a
spacious floor plan with wood burn-
ing fireplace and a huge bonus
'room. Kitchen and bathrooms have
been remodeled. A beautifully land-
scaped yard with circular driveway,
a huge deck around the above
ground pool and a storage shed with
electricity complete the property.
$1100/month, SD $1100 Call Cole
Vogel at Legacy Leasing Services,
Ine. 863-676-0024 or visit
www.LegacyLeases.com.
Lake Wales- VERY NICE 2 BD/ 2
BA with carport and utility shed.
Lawn care included for the remain-
der of 2013. Located in Orange
Acres, an adult 55+ community with
a pool, a hot tub, shuffleboard
courts, and 2 club houses.
$725/mrhonth, SD $725. Call Cole
Vogel at Legacy Leasing Services,
Inc. 863-676-0024 or visit
www.LegacyLeases.com.
Lake Wales- Spacious 3BR/2BA
Home in a convenient location with
newly refinished floors, new paint
and new appliances. Kitchen boasts
a large granite island workspace.
All bedrooms are large, backyard
has privacy fencing and there is
plenty of parking space.
$995/month, SD $995. Maggie
Stohler at Legacy Leasing Services,
Inc 863-676-0024 or visit
www.LegacyLeases.com
Lake Wales- 3BR/2BA home with
above ground swimming pool.
Located en a canal with access to
Crooked Lake. Granite counters in
kitchen. Updated bathrooms. Bonus
room could be used as den or
office. $950/month includes pool
care. $950 SD Call Maggie Stohler
at Legacy Leasing Services, Inc
863-676-0024 or visit www.Lega-
cyLeases.com
Babson Park- 3BR/2BA with pool.
Hardwood floors. Large outdoor
seating area for entertaining. Spa-
cious yard. $1050/month includes
pool care and water. $1050 SD. Call
Maggie Stohler at Legacy Leasing
Services, Inc 863-676-0024 or visit
www,LegacyLeases.com
Lake Wales- 2BR/2BA 2nd floor
condo. 1085 sq ft. Furnished or
unfurnished. Community amenities
include picnic area, swimming pool,
and laundry facilities. Cats ok. Addi-
tional HOA approval required.
$600/month, SD $600. Call Maggie
Stohler at Legacy Leasing Services,
Inc 863-676-0024 or visit
www.L'egacyLeases.com
Commercial:
Nalcrest- 379 sqft for lease in a
community that boasts 500- apart-
ments and approximately 800 resi-
dents. This space would be ideal for
a hair or nail salon. There is an
attached bathroom. Water and wifi
included in rent. $400/month. Call
Maggie Stohler at Legacy Leasing
Services, Inc 863-676-0024 or visit
www.LegacyLeases.com
Nalcrest- 950 sqft of Retail/Office
Space for lease in a community that
boasts 500 apartments and approx-
imatfely 800 residents. There is an
attached bathroom and 600 addi-
tional square feet that could be
added on to the existing 950 sq ft.
Water and wifi included in rent.
$800/month. Call Maggie Stohler at
Legacy Leasing Services, Inc 863-
676-0024 or visit www.LegacyLeas-
es.com


Z2Z E. Stuart Ave.
Lake Wales, FL 33853

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1210 HOMES-FOR RENT

Undisclosed-Frostproof
2/1 Bungalow home on a
lake, rural location within an
orange grove, asking only
$550/month, $550 deposit
Call Michelle
209 S. Scenic Hwy-Frost-
proof 3/1 concrete block
home, centrally located in
town, garage Asking
$550/month Call Michelle
10 Keen Road-
Frostproof-Villa style apart-
ment: 2 bedroom, 1 bath All
inclusive, power, water,
appliances, furniture, all
linens, cable.
$1000/month. Internet
available for $30 per month.
Call Cindy 863-528-0366
10 Keen Road-
Frostproof-Villa style apart-
ment: 1 bedroom, 1 bath All
inclusive, power, water,
appliances, furniture, all
linens, cable. $750/month.
Internet available for $30
per month. Call Cindy
863-528-0366
Keystone Realty Inc.
245 S. Scenic Hwy.
Frostproof, FL 33843
realtygirl@juno.com
Office: 863-635-0030
Fax: 863-635-0031
Cell: 863-528-1136
www.Keystone-RealEstate.NET
Classified = Sales

1300 DUPLEXES FOR RENT
FOR RENT Duplex Apartment.
Lake Side close in. (863)-676-
6201...
'FORT MEADE 2BR SUMI-'
'MER SPECIAL Free 1st:
Mo. Rent w/approved credit :
and Security Deposit 6 Mo:
Lease includes yard care Call:
863-559-7035
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1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT'

COLONIAL SQUARE
APARTMENTS
SPRING SPECIALS!
1 and 2 Bedroom apts with
central a/c and heat, large
floor plans, big closets
& FREE WATER
Starting at $465/ month
Move-In Specials too
Call 24/7: 866-485-
4961
Or visit us online at:
ColonialSquareBartow.com
Large one bedroom apart-
ment. Single occupancy. No
smoker or pets. $135. per
week includes electric &
water. 863-632-7013.

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OAKWOOD MANOR
APARTMENTS
PRICES REDUCED FOR
.LEASE- UP!
Our updated villa-style
.apartment homes provide
comfortable living at a
great price. Rates include
water.
Studio from only $405/mo
1 BR. from only $475/mo
2 BR with w/d hookups
from only $595/month
Convenient location,
Walk to shopping.
Call 24/7 866-485-
4977
Or visit:
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1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT
WALES LANDING
APARTMENTS
Now Available
1 and 2 Bedroom Units
All units have central
heaV/air, stove, fridge, blinds
& storage area, on-site laun-
dry.
1 bedroom starting at
$455
2 bedroom starting at
$485
This institution is an equal
opportunity employer &
provider
700 S 11th Street
Lake Wales, FL 33853
863-676-9290, TDD 711
Office Hours Mon-Fri 1pm to
4pm
1390 VACATION/
SEASONAL RENTALS
VACATION COTTAGE
RENTALS
on beautiful Lake Rosalie
Lake Wales Florida
863-696-1194
1500 LOTS & ACREAGE
lAcre wooded lot on paved
road, may have horses ASK-
ING $10,000.
Call Estelle @ 863-632-
2062 Estelle Sullivan
Realty
109 N Scenic Hwy
Frostproof Fl
www.EstelleSullivan.com


3.8 Acre Flag lot May have
horses & M.H. or build a
home/horses $25,000.
Call Estelle @ 863-632-
2062 Estelle Sullivan
Realty
109 N Scenic Hwy
Frostproof Fl
www.EstelleSullivan.com
Blue Jordan Forest: 3.53 Ac
wooded for Home $14,500.
3.08 Ac wooded For Home
$14,900.
3.16 Ac wooded/high lot For
MH. $18,000.
3.11 Ac Lot with clear drive.&
building spot PLUS well/elec-
tricty ASKING $19,900.
3.5 Ac Corner Lot in the back
of the Forest, wooded for M.H.
ASKING $29,500.
OTHER LOTS: 2 Lots Side-by-
side, paved road 2 Ac ASKING
$43,900.
1 Ac on Cul-D-Sac $23,900.
Call Estelle @ 863-632-
2062 Estelle Sullivan
Realty
109 N Scenic Hwy
Frostproof Fl
wwwEstelleSullivan.com
HWY 98 Frostproof 3 sepa-
rate 1 acre lots $15,000
each lot May have M.H. or
home and horses are allowed
(owner financing if qualified)
Call Estelle @ 863-632-
2062 Estelle Sullivan
Realty.
109 N Scenic Hwy
Frostproof Fl
www.EstelleSullivan.com
ARE YOU ONLINE?
INCREASE YOUR
EXPOSURE!
Add your internet address
to your ad for a little extra!
In County 2.4 Acres (sep-
tic/well required) on dead-end
street ASKING $14,000.
Call Estelle @ 863-632-
2062 Estelle Sullivan
Realty
109 N Scenic Hwy
Frostproof Fl
www.EstelleSullivan.com
IN Frostproof City
water/sewer Lot with lake view
ASKING $24,900.
Call Estelle @ 863-632-
2062 Estelle Sullivan
Realty
109 N Scenic Hwy
Frostproof Fl
www.EstelleSullivan.com


1500 LOTS & ACREAGE
JUST LISTED! 8.89 Acres for
1 mobile home or 1 site built
home! Great place for horses,
cows or gardens! ASKING
$58,900 & "Listening to
offers!"
JUST LISTED! 250 Ft on
Scenic Hwy, Frostproof! ASK-
ING $36,000.
JUST LISTED! Building lot,
location within a stone's throw .
to an elementary, middle and
high school, tennis courts,
baseball field and track field!
ASKING $12,500.
1 Acre lot, paved Rd, lake
access! home only Resuced
$9,000.
LAKE Wales 2 lots zoned for
Manfactured Homes
(water/sewer available in park)
$8,500 & $14,500. Breeze
Hill
Call Estelle @ 863-632-
2062 Estelle Sullivan
Realty
109 N Scenic Hwy
Frostproof Fl
www.EstelleSullivan.com
LAKE WALES 2 lots zoned for
Manufactured Homes
(water/sewer available in park)
$8,500 & $14, 500
Call Estelle @ 863-632-
2,062 Estelle Sullivan
Realty
109 N Scenic Hwy
Frostproof Fl
www.EstelleSullivan.com

1515 WATERFRONT
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 OFTOWN LOTS.
LAND & CABIN PACKGfA
Only $79,900! Crossville,
Tennessee. Pre-Grand- Open-
ing Sale. 30 acres and 1200
sq. ft. cabin package. Minutes
from 4 state parks and TN
river. Limited inventory. Call
now 877-243-2091.
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
REDUCED! Commercial prop-
erty.322 S Scenic Hwy, LW.
Prime location. 1 OK sq ft shop
w/14ft overhead doors.1500
sq ft office/showrm w/AC.
$1500 m6. +security. 863-
678-1498 or 863-241-
1528.

2000
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Please Send Resumes to
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Paul Northrop at
(863)676-3467.
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HELP WANTED:


S
Maintenance Person for
Lake Wales and Frostproof
apartment communities.
Seeking an experienced main-
tenance person with plumbing,.
electrical, appliance repair and
painting background. Full-time
position 40 hours per week.
Fax resume or letter of interest to
863-635-9574 or 863-676-
9290 Or Call 863-635-
9597 or 863-676-9290
This institution is an Equal
Opportunity Provider and
S Employer -
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Vegas, Hang in LA, Jet to New
York! Hiring 18-24 girls/guys.
$400-$800 wkly. Paid
expenses. Signing Bonus. Call
(877)259-6983
Market Research Compa-
ny seeks individuals to evalu-
ate service at local establish-
ments in Lake Wales. We are
specifically looking for people
who own or have access to a
Cadillac, Acura, Buick, GMC,
or Pontiac and are in need of
a general service. Apply
FREE: www.bestmark.com
or call 1-800-969-8477.
Medical Billing Trainees
Needed! Hospitals & Insur-
ance Companies hiring now!
No experience? Local Training
& Job Placement available! HS
Grad or GED & Computer
needed. (888)589-9677.
MEDICAL BILLING
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ering local sports. Immedi-
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night for Saturday's paper
for the Lake Wales High
and Fort Meade High foot-
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BUSINESS SERVICES

5054 CONTRACTORS

Miscellaneous Contract-
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*Chimney Cleaning
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Painting Commercial &
Residential
Free Estimates
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863-676-5413
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IMPROVEMENT
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PROVIDING YOUR FAMILY
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6012 GARAGE SALES
Moving sale. Furnitures, and
miscellaneous tools, utility
trailer 5x10, & house hold
goods. Wed thru Sat July
17th thru July 20th. From 8
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BARTOW. Vendors & shop-:
pers wanted! 863-519-0508


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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
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Bedroom Home, 3-Stall Barn,
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6180 HEAVY/CONST.
EQUIPMENT
SAWMILLS -Band/Chainsaw -
- SPRING SALE Cut lumber
any dirfiension, anytime.
MAKE MONEY and SAVE
MONEY In Stock ready to ship.
Starting at S$995.00
www.NorwoodSawmills.com/
300N (800)578-1363
SExt.,30ON
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 lqam-5:3Opm
Call first to confirm I'm there
863-299-6031
Our 33rd Year.
REAL GOV'T SURPLUS
Military Boots,Uniforms,
Ammo Cans, Sleep Gear,
Folding Shovels,Hats,Bug Out'
Bags, Survival Kits,
Paracord, Officer Duty
Gear, Knives,
Holsters, Cots.
PAYING CASH FOR USED
MILITARY GEAR:
across from Home Depot,
2346 US 27 North
Sebring, Fl 863-382-0600

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TRANSPORTATION

:7009 USED.CARS!TBUCKS.




01 Mercury Grand Marquis
LS $6,995 57k,loaded,4spd
auto, 8 cyl. Very Nice call
863-632-0988.




02 Cadillac Deville Sedan
low miles,White Diamond
Paint, 8cyl.,auto, Call car is
loaded 863-632-0988




1968 JEEP CJS Off Road,Full
Roll cage,4 spd trans,very
very nice $5,977. Call Great
Buy 863-632-0988


7009 USED CARS/TRUCKS



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1972 FORD F100 69,000
MILES $$3500.00. Kelley's
Used Cars. 863-269-0977;
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1994 Ford Ranger. Nice
Body, need 3.0 Motor
$1,800.
Cash N Carry ONLY
or Layaway
J's Auto Mart
16580 Hwy 27
Lake Wales, FL
863-676-5283


1996 Chevy PK, Auto, 6 cyl,
A/C, Util. LT, 4x4, 99,880,
$2,300. -
Cash N Carry ONLY
or Layaway
J's Auto Mart
16580 Hwy 27
Lake Wales, FL
863-676-5283


1996 Ford Ranger Pickup
Burgundy Manual. $2,895.
Cal Sal at 863-956-2277.
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1996 Toyota Avalon Sedan
White Automatic. $1,995.Call
Sal at 863-956-2277.


1998 Dodge Dakota, 5SP, 4
cyl, No A/C, 208,608, Black,
$1,500. \
Cash N Carry ONLY
or Layaway
J's Auto Mart
16580 Hwy 27
Lake Wales, FL
863-676-5283





1998 Ford F-150 Pickup
Green Automatic. $4,295.
Call Sal at 863-956-2277.





2000 Chevrolet SlO Pickup
Black Manual. $3,995. Call
Sal at 863-956-2277




2000 Dodge Ram 2500
4x4 Skyjacker Lift Super
Swamper Tires. Leather, Low
Miles 67k, Winch,,Call For
Details JPL Auto Empire
863-268-1226

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2000 Ford Explorer SUV,
Auto, 6 cyl, A/C, 154,119,
$2,250.
Cash N Carry ONLY
or Layaway
J's Auto Mart
16580 Hwy 27
Lake Wales,; FL
863-676-5283.



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2001 Cadillac DeVillb
Sedan Gold Automatic.
$3,895. Call Sal at 863-
956-2277.





2001 Chevrolet Blazer SUV
Silver Automatic. $4,295. Call
Sal at 863-956-2277.





2001 Dodge Caravan-
short wheel base, V6, NEW
rebuilt transmission w/ war-
ranty $3,000.
Cash N Carry ONLY
or Layaway
J's Auto Mart
16580 Hwy 27
Lake Wales, FL
863-676-5283





2001 Ford Ranger 3.0L,
Auto,great b.edliner,alloy whls.
$4,995 call for more info.
863-632-0988.


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2001 Hyundai Tiburon Red.
Leather, Auto, 60K Miles, 2DR.
Was $7998. Now $5988. Call
Joe at 863-471-2885.




2001 Mazada B3000 Super-
Cab.Auto 83,000 A/C P/W
P/L.Call For Details JPL Auto
Empire 863-268-1226


2001 Mazda B3000 AC
EXCAB 4 DR. $2,500.
Cash N Carry ONLY
or Layaway
J's Auto Mart
16580-Hwy 27
Lake Wales, FL
863-676-5283
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2001 Mazda B4000 V6,
EXCAB 4 DR, Needs Work
$2,500.
Cash N Carry ONLY
or Layaway
J's Auto Mart
16580 Hwy 27
Lake Wales, FL
863-676-5283


DlUc. /uIU, nU,iwu, uOrV
Miles. Was $11995. Now
$9998. Call Joe at 863-
471-2885.


7009 USED CARS/TRUCKS





2001 Toyota Camry-
$5,500- P589220A. Call
Tony at 863-438-3333.





2001 Yamaha V Star Clas-
sic $3,499.00, Green, 29325
Miles. Sky Power Sports
Lake Wales 20769 US Hwy.
27 Lake Wales 863-676-
2245




2002 Chevy Malibu Classic
White AutoAC,54K Miles,
Local Trade. Was $7988 Now
$5998. Call Joe at 863-
471-2885.




2002 Hyundia Sonata
Loaded,2.7 L,low miles ,alloy
whls.$7,995 call very nice
863-632-0988




2002 JAGUAR XKR SUPER-
CHARGED- CONVERTIBLE
390HP $$16995.00. Kelley's
Used Cars. 863-269-0977.




2002 Nissan Sentra Sedan
White AutomatiG. $3,495. Call
Sal at 863-956-2277.





2002 Toyota Tacoma
Double Cab- $14,000.
U164397B.Call Tony at 863-
438-3333.






2003 Chevy S-10, Auto,
4cyl, A/C, 145,779, white.
$2,650.
Cash N Carry ONLY
or Layaway
J's Auto Mart
16580 Hwy 27
Lake Wales, FL
863-676-5283
NEED CASH?
Have A Garage
Sale!


7009 USED CARS/TRUCKS






2003 Ford Explorer
$6,000- U384309B. Call
Tony at 863-438-3333.


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2003 Saturn LW-300
$4,600- U611957B. Call
Tony at 863-438-3333.




2004 Chevy Silverado
1500 SuperCab. Auto, A/C
P/W P/LCall For Details JPL
Auto Empire 863-268-1226
Seize the sales
with Classified!


2004 F350 SRW-FX4 k mniles-a real steal at $7989-
EXCAB UNDER lOOK Call Tom at 402-4230
$$17995.00. Kelley's Used -
cars. 863-269-0977.

NM I i -AAM4,
n i~~S 2005 Dodge Grand Carat
van Light blue. Stow N Go,
2004 FORD F250 LARIAT Capt Chairs, Pwr doors. Was
2WD DIESEL GRANDPAWS $9998 Now $7998. Call Joe
TRUCK SUPER CLEAN at 863-471-2885.
$$14750.00. Kelley's Used
Cars. 863-269-0977. b Afli^ ca"


2004 Ford Ranger Sport
4x4 40,000 low low miles
p/w, p/1, Super Clean Call For
Details JPL Auto Empire
863-268-1226.




2004 GMC Envoy Green.
Auto, V6, Tow Pkg, 59K Miles.
Was $11995. Now $9998.
Call Joe at 863-471-2885.






2004 GMC Sierra 1500
$15780. 863-665-2800





2004 Honda VTX 1300
(VTX1300C) $4,995.00 Candy
Red 7500 Miles. Sky Power
Sport Lake Wales 20769
US Hwy. 27 Lake Wales
863-676-2245.





2004 Lincoln LS 8,500-
K634509A. Call Tony 863-
438-3333. ,


2005 FORD F150 S.'C XLT
28K MILES LIKE NEW.$ 12999
call Tom Schott (863) 402r'
4230




2005 Ford F150 Supercab -
XLT package automatic. 5.4:
V8. Hitch certified w/110 pt
inspection. Limited powertrain/
warranty. Stock#T3145A.
$10,970. Call Tom Edwards
Chrysler Dodge Jeep at
863-533-0793.
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2005 Honda VTX 1300Ct
$4,999.00 Candy Red 6000
Miles. Sky Power Sports
Lake Wales 20769 US Hwy.
27 Lake Wales 863-676-
2245.,


Sedan Silver Automatic.
$3,995. Call Sal at 863-
956-2277.




2005 Saturn Vue Silver.
Auto, AC, P/W, PA/L. Way
$9998. Now $ 7998. Call Joe
at 863-471-2885.


Cab V-6. Auto guaranteed
credit approval. $6995. Very
nice truck. Family Auto 863-
679-7888.


2003 Dodge Ram 1500
Pickup Green Automatic.
$4,995. Call Sal at 863-
956-2277.


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7009 USED CARS/TRUCKS





2004 Mazda 31- 6,999
U202584A. Call Tony at
863-438-3333.




2005 Buick Lesabre Tan.
Auto, V6, P/W PA Clean. Was
$8998. Now 56988. Call Joe
at 863-471-2885.




2005 Chrysler 300 Touring
w/ leather,power seat,alu-
minum wheels, cd,power win-
dows, power locks, tilt &
cruise warranty. Stock#
B8070A $10,970. Call Tom
Edwards Chrysler Dodge
Jeep at 863-533-0793.



2005 Chrysler PT cruiser
Convertible-new tires- only 60






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,uub Vev)-y irep-i, Lb.
Auto X-Clean. Guaranteed
credit approval $7995. Fami-
ly Auto. 863-679-7888.



2006 CHEVY MONTE
CARLO LT TINT AND WHEELS
$$8995.00. Kelley's Used
Cars. 863-269-0977.




e006 Hyundia Elantra GLS
low miles,4 cyl. cruise,
p/w/cold a/c, Sunroof price to
sell $8,995 Come See 863-
632-0988





2006 Kia Sportage Gray.
Ajto, AC, Low rrmiles. Finance
Available.Was $10988. Now
$8988; Call Joe at 863-
471-2885.,.
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S2006 Polaris Sportsman X2
$4,995.00 Two-tone
Red/Black 100 Hrs. Sky
Power Sports Lake Wales
HO0769 US Hwy. 27 Lake
Wales 863-676-2245





2006 Saturn Ion 4-Door
4cyl Auto. Very low.miles
75,000. Guaranteed credit
approval. $7995. Family
Auto. 863-679-7888.




2007 Chrysler Sebring
Touring w/ V6. Power seat,
Aluminum wheels, cd/mp3.
Power windows, power locks.
Tilt & cruise certified w/110 pt
inspection. Limited powertrain
warranty. Stock# B8042A
$9,970. Call Tom Edwards
Chrysler Dodge Jeep at
863-533-0793.




2007 Dodge (Silver) Grand
Caravan V-6 SXT. Power
doors, keyless. All the toys.
Very low miles 69,000. Guar-
anteed credit approval.
t9995. Family Auto. 863-
679-7888.
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..010 HONDA CRV WELL
"QIPT-LOW MILES $ 16999
call Tom Schott (863) 402-
4230


7009 USED CARS/TRUCKS





2007 Dodge Nitro SXT w,
sunroof, aluminum wheels, V6,
automatic, cd, sunscreen
glass, power windows, power
locks, tilt & cruise, certified
w/110 pt. inspection, limited
powertrain warranty, stock
T3084A $9,970. Call Tom
Edwards Chrysler Dodge
Jeep at 863-533-0793.





2007 Ford Focus SE 4cyl
Auto. Great miles 96,000.
Guaranteed credit approval
$7995. Family Auto. 863-
679-7888.


2007 GMC Sierra 1500
$19289. 863-665-2800
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2007 Honda Shadow VLX
(VT60.OC) $3,999.00 Black
6600 Miles. Sky Power
Sports Lake Wales 20769
US Hwy. 27 Lake Wales
863-676-2245


NEED CASH?




2007 Red Ford F-150 STX,
Local trade. Re-gular cab 4x4,
automatic trans. With 29,000
miles and cold A/C.Stock #
FD87026A. Price is $19,842.
Call Rick La Flamme for
details at 863.202.6886.





2007 Suzuki Boulevard
M109R $7,895.00 White
18651 Miles. Sky Power
Sports Lake. Wales 20769
US Hwy. 27 Lake Wales
863-676-2245





2007 Yamaha Stratoliner
$7,999.00 Cobalt Blue 23285
Miles. Sky Power Sports
Lake Wales 20769 US Hwy.
27 Lake Wales 863-676-
2245




2008 CHEVY IMPALA LT
LOADED ROOF LEATHER
ALLOYS $$1325.00. Kelley's
Used Cars. 863-269-0977.




2008 Ford F150 XLT Super-
Cab, $1000 Down NO CREDIT
REQUIREMENTS! Very clean,
New tires, Power windows/
locks. 863-632-098.




2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlim-
ited Silver Auto, AC, Alloys,
4DR Hardtop. Was $15995
Now $13988. Call Joe at.
863-471-2885.


7009 USED CARS/TRUCKS


2008 Kawasaki Teryx 750
4X4 $5,999.00 Realtree Hard-
woods Green 240 hrs. Sky
Power Sports Lake Wales
20769 US Hwy. 27 Lake
Wales 863-676-2245





2009 Arctic Cat 700 Hi EFI
MudPro $6,499.00 Metallic
Green 920 Miles. Sky Power
Sports Lake Wales 20769
US Hwy. 27 Lake Wales
863-676-2245

find your Best
Mriend in the
Classifleds!


2009 Scion XB. Aluminum
wheels. Power windows.
Power locks. Tilt & Cruise. Cer-
tified w/ 110 pt inspection.
Limited powertrain warranty.
Stock#J4010B $11,970. Call
Tom Edwards Chrysler
Dodge Jeep at 863-533-
0793.






2009 Toyota -Corolla
$14675. 863-665-2800






2010 Chevrolet Malibu
$15475. 863-665-2800


2010 Dodge Grand Caravan
$17884. 863-665-2800


2010 FORD RANGER 4CYL
EX-CAB SUPER CLEAN ALL
POWER $$15995.00. Kelley's
Used Cars. 863-269-0977.


2010 FUSION HYBRID,I
OWNER,NAV,MOONROOF,LEAT
HER,WHITE PEARL, 43200
MILES. CLEAN $19195.00.
863-773-3992


2010 Honda CRV full
power eqpt.-only 47 k miles-1
owner-$i7458-Call Tom at
402-4230



2010 HYUNDAI GENESIS-
FRESH TRADE-WARRANTY
$ 19999 call Tom Schott
(863) 402-4230



2010 KIA SOUL PLUS-1
OWNER-ROOMY AND SPORTY
$ 11999 call Tom Schott
(863) 402-4230


7009 USED CARS/TRUCKS


2010 Toyota Camry 4dr
$16450. 863-665-2800




2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LT
$29995 3rd row, Leather,
Tow, Bose Sound, LIKE NEW.
863-632-0988.




2011 EXPEDITION LIMITED.
1 OWNER, LOCAL TRADE,
NAV, DVD'S,NEW TIRES,
SUPER CLEAN, 49400 MILES,
$31899.00,SILVER 863-773-
3992


2011 Hyundai Sonata LTD-
loaded- ruby red-Warranty-
$20686- Call Tom at 402-
4230



2011 HYUNDAI SONATA
LTD-RUBY RED-LOADED $
20999 call Tom Schott
(863) 402-4230





2011 Jeep Liberty 4x4
$1000 Down NO CREDIT
REQUIREMENTS! Fully loaded,
leather, auto, sunroof. 863-
632-0988.




2011 Kia Forte 5drall the
buttons-gas saver-29k miles-
Factory Warranty-$15463-
Call Tom at 402-4230




2011 Toyota Rav4,1000
Down NO CREDIT REQUIRE-
MENTS! Auto, Cold A/C, Gas
Saver. 863-632-0988.




2011 White Chevrolet
Equinox L T with automatic
trans. Power windows, power
locks, alloy wheels and black
cloth interior. Has a 2.4 liter
engine and cold A/C. Stock #
RA407A. Asking price is
$21,1876.Call Rick La
Flamme for details at
863.202.6886.




2012 Chevy Malibu Silver
Auto, AC,PiW, PA/L, 33MPG.
Was $17998. Now $15998.
Call Joe at 863-471-2885.


7009 USED CARS/TRUCKS




2012 Chrysler Town &
Country Touring w/ leather,
dvd/video, dual power sliding
doors & liftgatepower seat,
aluminum, wheels, rear park
assist, certified w/ 110 pt
inspection, pentastar V6, blue-
tooth, dual a/c,sunscreen
glass, power windows, power
locks, tilt & cruise,balance of
limited factory warranty,
stock# B8140 $21,970. Call
Tom Edwards Chrysler Jeep
at 863-533-0793.
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2012 Dodge Charger,NO
CREDIT CHECK! Ride with as
little as $1000. 863-632-
0988.


2012 Dodge Journey SXT
w/.power seat. Dual A/C. 3rd
seat. Aluminum wheels. 'CD
w/sirius. Keyless/Security.
Pentastar V6. Sunscreen
glass. Certified w/110 pt
inspection. Power windows.
Power. locks. Tilt & Cruise. Bal-
ance of limited factory warran-
ty. Stock# B8094 $17,970.
Call Tom Edwards Chrysler
Dodge Jeep at 863-533-
0793.


2012 EXPRORER, XLT,1
OWNER, LEATHER, TRL TOW,;
CLEAN, BRONZE. 7800 MILES
$30295.00 863-773-3992





2012 Ford Mustang GT,
$1000 Down, NO CREDIT
REQUIREMENTS! Fully Loaded,
Leather, Premium audio, Sync,
Black Cherry Paint. 863-632-
0988.




2012 Hyundai Sonata SE,
NO CREDIT CHECK! Ride with
as little as $1000 down! Nicely
Equipped. 863-632-0988.



2012 HYUNDAI SONATA-
27K MILES-1 OWNER $15999
call Tom Schott (863) 402-
4230


7009 USED CARS/TRUCKS




2012 KIA OPTIMA LX-FRESH
TRADE-7K MILES $19599 call
Tom Schott (863) 402-
4230
Advertise Today!




2012 KIA SOUL PLUS A/T-
14K MILES-LIKE NEW $17999
call Tom Schott (863) 402-
4230






2012 Nissan Sentra
$15489. 863-665-2800




2013 Chevy Camaro-sporty-
-x clean-12 k miles save big-
-$26863-Call Tom at 402-
4230




2013 Dodge Avenger Red,
$1000 Down NO CREDIT
REQUIREMENTS! Only 6k
miles, power everything, LIKE
NEW. 863-632-0988.




2013 Dodge Charger SE.
Power seat, aluminum wheels,
cd/mp3, keyless/security,
p1nrdtatr V6, power wMndo-m,
power locks, tilt & cruise, cer-
tified w/110 pt inspection, bal-
ance of limited factory warran-
ty. Stock# B8152.$20;970.
Call Tom Edwards Chrysler
Dodge Jeep at 863-533-
0793. "


2013 Dodge Dart loaded-
like new-13 k miles- bells and
whistles-$20962- Call Tom at
402-4230


u0.i uoage uurango. Crew
w/leather, heated seats,
power seat, certified w/110 pt
inspection, blue tooth, sun-
screen glass, power windows,
power locks, tilt & cruise, bal-
ance of limited factory warran-
ty, stock# B8118 $29,970.
Call Tom Edwards Chrysler
Dodge Jeep at 863-533-
0793.


2012 Kia Forte Cpe SX Fully
Eqpt- only 1200 imiles-Huge
savings here-$19748-Call
Tom at 402-4230


2012 Kia Optima -Cony Pkg-
-Bronze only 8000 miles-Fac-
tory Warranty-$20596-Call
Tom at 402-4230


2012' Dodge Caravan-full
power- stow and go-low miles- 2012 KIA OPTIMA HYBRID-
-showroom clean-$S19803- 45 MPG-9K MILES $23999
Call Tom at 402-4230 call Tom Schott (863) 402-
4230


2012 FORTE SX KOUP- E m 1 herot
LOADED-1050 MILES $ 19999 E23109IJ 2012 Chevrolet
LO1DD105 MS $1999 Sonic LS Was $16,740.00 Now
call Tom Schott (863) 402- $15,510.00 Call 863-773-
4230 4629


2013 F250 CREW CAB
4X4. 6.2 V8, POW WIN-
DOWS/LOCKS, CRUISE TRL
TOW, 40/20/40 SEATS ELE-
CLOCK R AXLE, MSRP
$40065, SELL $35599 AFTER
REBATES. 863-773-3992


Arm fi MOW
2013 FIESTA SE, AUTO, KEY-
LESS ENT, POWER, MSRP
$18085, SELL $16099 AFTER
REBATES. 863-773-3992


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7370 CAMPERS!


7009 USED CARS/TRUCKS





2013 Ford Edge -LTD-all the
toys-16 k miles-fresh trade-
$ 25999-Call Tom at 402-
4230




2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport
4x4 Unlimited, pentastar V6,
automatic, aluminum wheels,
cd, power windows, power
locks, tilt & cruise, certified
w/110 pt inspection, balance
of limited factory warranty,
stock# B8126 $24,970. Call
Tom Edwards Chrysler
Dodge Jeep at 863-533-
0793.




93 Ford Ranger XL 6 cyl low
miles call for more details,
$2,995. Hillman Motors.
863-967-4628.




94 Ford 150 abs,8 cyl.,auto
$3995. Call nice truck 863-
632-0988




97 Chevy Silverado 4x4
110,000 Miles A/C P/W
P/L,A/C P/W P/L,Call For
Details JPL Auto Empire
863-268-1226



kii
E124926 2012 Chrysler Town
& Country Touring L Was
$35,620.00 Now $31,564.00
Call 863-773-4629



E131593 2012 Chevrolet
1500 Crew Cab LS 4x2 Was
$33,710.00 Now $24,919.00
Call 863-773-4629


7009 USED CARS/




E178994 2012 R,
Laramie Crew.Cab
automatic Was $
Now $42,311.00 Call
4629



E222251 2012 R
Longhorn Mega Cab
automatic Was $61,32
$51,242.00 Call
4629


im
;ea
)0
I I


E339151) 2012 Ram
Mega Cab 4x4 disea
Was $53,500.00
$44,241.00 Call
4629




E373829 2012 Do
ney SXT Was $26,08
$21,555.00 Call
4629



-37Q485 2012
CruzeLT Was $21,83
$19,515.00 Call
4629


TRUCKS 7009 USED CARS/TRUCKS




am 2500 FaOO991A
4x4 diseal 2011 edge limited
51,410.00 $25711
863-773- 40,710 miles. Silver. Leather
Heated Seats. Power seats.
Back Up camera and Sensors!
Still Under Warranty! Call
Jonathan Perez 863-444-
S 0444 Hablo Espaiol.
tam 2500
3 4x4diseal
25.'00 Now
863-773-
- Rf0632
explorer 2013 Limited -
$34,766
Beautiful white platinum.!
13,640 miles. Remote Start.
2500 SLT Push button start, vista sun
I1 automatic roof 8 passenger. Leather
S Now Heated Seats. Back up cam-
863-773- era and sensors! Powered 3rd
row seats. 24+ miles in HWY!
-"- Still under warranty! Call
j.1 Jonathan Perez @ 863-
. 444-0444 Hablo Espanol.

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2500 SLT I
I automatic
Now
863-773-



'- This Silver 2012 Ford
)dge Jour- Fusion is practically brand
30.00 Now new!! It only has 1,800 miles
863-773- on it and almost all of the fac-
tory warranty still left. It has a
Tan cloth interior with power
windows, power locks, tilt,
cruise, am/fm radio and CD
player. The asking price for
this Fusion is a tow $19,999.
Chevrolet Stock # PF0631. For details
35.00 Now call Ryan Ward at
863-773- 863.243.3342.


F-150 XLT 4-Door 4x2. Very
nice truck. Low miles 93,000.
Guaranteed credit approval.
Price to sell $6995. Family
Auto. 863-679-7888.




Hallmark enclosed trailer.
24ft long 8ft wide, & 8ff high.
$5500. Call 863-699-9701.


This Tan 2006 Mercury
Mountaineer is super clean
and loaded. It comes equipped
with power windows, power
locks, power seats, power 3rd
row, tilt, cruise, am/fm radio,
6 disc CD changer, and beauti-
ful leather seats. The best part
is, this SUV has less than
50,000 miles. The asking
price for this beauty is only
13,995. Stock # RF0626A.
For details call Ryan Ward
at 863.243.3342.


7140 MISC.DOMESTIC
AUTOS

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1997 MAZDA MIATA Con-'
vertible, 78,000 mi, 5 speed,]
excellent condition always
under cover runs excellent:
new tires top is like new,
$4,300 863-655-2100






1998 CHEVROLET VENTURE
LS Mini-van, Low Miles, $3,995,
1OBO3 Will consider trade, call
863-588-8445




7333 MISC. BOATS
JON BOAT, 14ft. 6hp John-
son w/ galvanized trailer. 28#
thurst trolling motor. Live well.
$1200 Call 863-899-2648.
7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVELTRAILERS





Stock 9 1023161.Was
$28,286. Now $19,999. Sav-
ings $8,287. New 2013
Shasta FLYTE 265DB
"Camping Made Easy" pk& Call
866-906-9755 or visit us
online at www.camping-
worldofbartow.com




Stock# 203647C.Was
$19,874. Now $14,995. Sav-
ings $4,879. Used 1995
National Dolphin 533 Class
A- Gas Ford chassis, plank
floor in kitchen/bath, 5kw gen-
erator. Call 866-906-9755
or visit us online at
www.campingworldofbar-
tow.com


7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVELTRAILERS


Stocks 319204A.Was
$82,000. Now $59,999. Sav-
ings $22,001. Used 2008
Fleetwood Jamboree Sport
31W Bunk over cab, Ford
chassis, Hide-a-Bed sofa. Call
866-906-9755 or visit us
online at www.camping-
worldofbartow.com

Find the

new You

in the

Classifieds!



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Stock#471557A.Was
$33,687. Now $28,988. Sav-
ings $4,699. Used 2008
Keystone Montana 300RK
Stablizer jacks, slide toppers,
electric patio awning. Calling
866-906-9755 or visit us
online at www.camping-
worldofbartow.com





S:ock 478347.Was1T3839.
Now $12,995. Savings $844.
New 2013 Starcraft AR-
ONE 15RB Hybrid Travel
Trailer. Customer Conve-
nience Pkg Call 866-906-
9755 or visit us online at
www.campingworldofbar-
tow.com.





Stock#481056.Was$16,113.
Now $13,712. Savings
$2,401. New 2013 Coleman
Coleman CTS15BH Cole-
man Expedition Pkg. Call
866-906-9755 or visit us
online at www.camping-
worldofbartow.com


7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVELTRAILERS


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SToCflt408?.as$17,371.
Now $7,999. Savings $9,372.
Pre-Owned 2007 Classic
Crusier Compact trailer
with all the necessities. Call
866-906-9755 or visit us
online at www.camping-
worldofbartow.com

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Stcck# 72C569B.Was
$22,995. Now $19,995. Sav-
ings $3,000. Used 2000
Fleetwood Tioga 30 Split
bath w/shower, booth dinette.
Call 866-906-9755 or visit
us online at www.camping-
worldofbartow.com

A Bargain
Hunters
Delight
Check the
Classifieds
first!
A Whole
Marketplace
of shopping,
is right at
your
fingertips!


Stock1l720574B. Was $22,995.
Now $19,995. Savings $3,000.
Used 2007 Forest River Wild-
cate 28RK Slide topper, Walk-
thru bath, booth dinette. Call
866-906-9755 or visit us
online at www.campingworld-
ofbartow.com


Great Deals in
the Classifieds!


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