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Publication Date: March 4, 2009
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W E D N E S D A Y, MARC 4, 2009




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Searching
For Comfort
A family is in
mourning for a local
soldier who fell off an
Army tugboat and is
presumed dead.
Page 2

Testing
The Market
The U.S. Postal
Service is looking at
selling the post office
in downtown
Plant City.
Page 8


Tribune photos by JIM REED
Jim O'Dell, left, and Fred Saykily Jr. use a two-man handsaw in a race against Lee LeCaptain with a chain saw as part of the Paul Bunyan
Lumberjack Show at the Florida Strawberry Festival. The show features skills such as axe throwing, wood cutting and log rolling.



Fair Event A Giant Success


Woodsmen test
their skills in the
Paul Bunyan
Lumberjack
Show at the
Florida
Strawberry
Festival.
STORY, PAGE 10


LeCaptain gives a
doll chair he made
using a chain saw
to six-year-old
Rachel Mauger and
her mother, Alli-
son, during the
show.


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Real Champions
Seventy-four Special I
Olympic athletes put
their abilities to the
test at Durant High.
Page 30


A Higher Calling
Soccer star Emily Hoy
was motivated by
more than academics
and athletics in her
college selection.
Page 34


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Ysasi family photo
Spc. Samuel Valdez, 22, of Plant City, wanted a house in Riverview
for his wife, Lynda Ysasi Valdez, and their son, Samuel Jr.



Family Ponders


Tragedy At Sea


Loved ones of a soldier who vanished
from an Army tugboat get a tour.


By GEORGE H. NEWMAN
gnewman@tampatrib.com
PLANT CITY For Lynda Val-
dez, the emotions were too
much Thursday when she
-.toured the Army tugboat from
which her soldier husband dis-
appeared off the North Caroli-
na coast.
Lynda Valdez said she broke
down when she and other
family members visited the
Major General Winfield Scott
as they struggled to under-
stand the Feb. 22 accident that
left 22-year-old Spc. Samuel
Valdez of Plant City missing
and presumed dead.
"It broke my heart when I
went on that boat and saw the
place where he slept, where he
ate and where he worked. I
cried when I stood there in his
room," his wife said.
"My heart was in pain when
I thought about what he must
have gone through in the
ocean that day."
Valdez, who joined the Army
in 2006 and spent 15 months


fighting in Iraq, dreamed of
coming home and building a
home for his wife, who is three
months pregnant, and their
15-month-old son, Sammy Jr,
He planned to leave the Army
when his hitch was up in Janu-
ary.
"Sammy talked about our
future all the time," she said.
"He wanted to go to technical
school when he got out. He
wanted to buy rand in River-
view and build us a house. He
talked about building a gym-
nasium in the house where we
could work out."
At the Army's invitation,
Lynda Valdez and eight other
family members toured the
tugboat Thursday, escorted by
the vessel's master.
Valdez, who wasn't feeling
well in rough seas, Army wit-
nesses said, apparently fell
through a faulty restraining
cable on the tugboat's second
deck and went overboard

See SOLDIER'S FATE, Page 4 >








10 StUdents
PLANT CITY The Plant City,
Optimist Club has been en-
couraging local youths
through its annual Oratorical
Contest for more than 40
yeais. Ten students competed
in the Feb. 16 competition at
the Plant City Recreation and
Parks Department administra-
tive office.
At the contest, Amanda
Williamson and Addison Kil-
lebrew took first place; Haley
Ours and Trevor Loft took
second; Isis Ash and John
Beatty placed third; and hon-
orable mention was presented
to Mercy Beatty, Virginia Bo-
chy, Kelly Drake and Megan
O'Steen.
The theme was "To Me,
Optimism Is..." Each student
presented a four- to five-mmin-
uie oration in front of ah audi-
ence of more than 60 people,
including their families, club
members and guests.
Club President Jeb Hicks
said that as the students pre-
pare for the future, many need
experience expressing
thoughts and opinions to an
audience.
"The Oratorical Contest


?Hone Public Speaking Skills In Optimist Contest


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challenges them to do just
that and also offers an oppor-
. tunity for scholarships. In this
way, our club hopes to bring
out the best in each of them
and help them achieve their -
goals for the future," he said.
Chairman Dave Robbins
said the students did an out-
standing job.
Plant City Toastmaster
Club members David James,
Jim Lane and Rick Norman
served as judges. The two
first-place winners will ad-
vance to the zone level of
competition in April in Lake-
land.
Last year's first place win-
ner Nathan Carson advanced
to the North Florida District
competition and a won $1,500


Plant Ciry Optimist Club
Participants in the annual Plant City Optimist Club Oratorical Contest pose with club President Jeb
Hicks. From the left are Mercy Beatty, third-place winner Isis Ash second-place winner Haley Ours,
first-place winner Amanda Williamson, Hicks, first-place winner Addison Killebrew, second-place
winner Trent Lott, third-place winner John Beatty, Kelly Drake and Virginia Bochy.


college scholarship.

Stock Up Now On
Girl Scout Cookies
PLANT CITY Craving a
Thin Mint or Tagalong?
Your wait for Girl Scout
cookies is over.


Friday marked the start of
the Girl Scouts of West Cen-
tral Florida's annual cookie
sale. The treats will be sold
through March 22.
Need help finding a place
to buy them? Go to
www.gswcf.org for the Girl
Scouts' Cookie Locator. For


example, the Web site states
that today the Scouts will be
selling cookies in front of the
Publix at 2515 Thonotosassa
Road and the Sweetbay Su-
permarket at 205 W. Alexan-
der St.

See BETTY BRIGGS, Page 4 >-


Protecting our natural environment for future generations


"For three generations my family
has worked in Florida phosphate:-
my father, his father and now me.
And, I hope my kids will too. I study
the natural balance between the
water and land. I'm proud that we
recycle 95 percent of the water we
use and plant nearly a million trees
each year. It's a good way of life,
with respect for the land. You might
just say it's a family tradition."


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SOLDIER'S FATE

Continued From Page 2

about 15 miles off Drum Inlet,
N.C., his 'family said. Army
investigators are continuing to
look into the circumstances:
and hate not released an offi-:
cial report.
An Army spokeswoman-
wouldn't release the name of
the tugboat's master.
The missing soldier's sister,
Belinda Conde, said Army offi-
cials were "very courteous and
straight forward.
"They showed us where
Sammy slept: where lie ate,
where he was working before
he was lost at sea. They took us
down the ladder he used to get
to thde second deck and where
they believe he could have
fallen overboard," she said.
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General Winfield Scott, which
was on its way to Charleston,
S.C., to support a U.S. Navy
training mission. He was last
seen in the wheelhouse and no
ohe saw him go overboard, so
the crew searched the vessel
before declaring him missing
before noon Feb. 22, an Army
spokeswoman said. The tug-
boat assisted the Coast Guard
and Marines in a search that
lasted :40 hours. Once the.,
search was suspended early on
the morning of Feb. 24, the
tugboat returned to its base in
Newport News, Va.
Plant -City High Principal
Colleen Richardson said Val-
dez, a 2004 graduate of the
school, was a quiet and in-
Selligerit student.
"I remember Samuel Valdez
'as a smart student who stayed
out of trouble," Richardson
said. "He took a lot of ad-
vanced subjects like calculus
and an honors physics class. I
am saddened by the news he is


Math), James Orso (Leader-
ship), Vishal Persaud (Proof-
reading and Editing), Stepha-
nie Taylor (Keyboarding),
Nicole Arnold (Spreadsheets),
Sara Brummer, Nicole Arnold
and Bailey Bowden (Build-A-
Biz) and Christine Kenney
(Public Speaking).
Fourth-place winners in-
cluded Dillon Kirkland (Career
Exploration), Kelsey Fry
(Leadership) and Cody McNa-
ry (Keyboarding).
Fifth-place winners in--
cluded Samir Patel (Business
Math), Nick Rodriquez (Ca-
reer Exploration), Christian
Hoyle (Leadership) and Ericka
Lott (Spreadsheets).
Sixth-place winners in-
cluded Tayler Kip (Leader-
ship) and Kaitlyn Miller
(Spreadsheets).
Seventh-place winners
included Austin.Bruner (Prin-
ciples and Procedures), Ciarra
Johnson and Hannah Tredway
(Desktop Publishing), Jessica
Smith (Keyboarding) and Will
Hanks (Spreadsheets).

Stock Up On Books
At Bruton Sale
PLANT CITY The Friends
of the Bruton Memorial Li-
brary group will hold its an-
nual book sale from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. March 14 at the
.library, 302 W. McLendon St.
There will be lots of gently
used books at low prices.
Hardback books and larger
trade paperbacks will be $1,
regular paperbacks will be 50
cents and romance paper-


reported missing."
Valdez lived in Newport
News, Va. Family members say
he was a loving man, a Chris-
tian who played trumpet at his
church.
Lynda Valdez said there
would be a memorial service
for her husband at Fort Eustis,
Va., where he was stationed.
There will also be a memori-
al service at the Primera Iglesia
Bautista La Fe in Plant City,
where the family attends
church.
No date has been set for
either memorial.
Lynda Valdez said she was
left with her memories of "a
loving husband [and] father
and who took care of his family
every day of his life."
"I loved Sammy with all my
heart. My life was so perfect.
Our plans were all coming
true."

Reporter George H. Newman can
be reached at (813) 865-4451.


backs will be three for $1.
Call (813) 757-9215 for in-
formation.

Concert To Benefit
Group Home For Girls
A concert to benefit Step-
pin' Stone Farm featuring
BarlowGirl will be 7 p.m.
Friday at Andrew's United
Methodist Church, 3315 Bry-
an Road, Brandon.
BarlowGirl, a Christian rock
band made up of three sis-
ters, has won multiple gospel
music awards. The band
members describe themselves
as "radical girls for God" and
their music delivers that mes-
sage in a powerful way. Also
performing that night will be
Point 04.
Steppin' Stone Farm in
Lithia is a Christian residen-
tial group home for troubled
teenage girls.
Concert tickets are avail-
able at www.steppinstonfarm
.eventbrite.com. Prices are
$15 in advance and $20 at the
door. For information, go to
www.StAndrewsBrandon.org,
or call (813) 689-6849, ext.
217.
The concert will be the
third fundraiser in the Bran-
don area to help Steppin'
Stone.
Last month, the Beef
O'Brady's restaurant on Kings
Avenue, along with the Cher-
ry's on Bloomingdale Avenue,
donated a portion of a day's
proceeds to help the group
See BETTY BRIGGS, Page 6 0'


BETTY BRIGGS

Continued From Page 3

On Saturday, the Scouts will
be at those locations plus the
Publix at 2202 James L. Red-
man Parkway.
You can also donate cookies
to be sent directly to military
troops serving in combat
zones overseas through March
22 by going online at that
same Web address.
All the proceeds from cook-
ie sales support Girl Scouting.
Call Susan Barnes at (813)
262-1769 for information.

Tomlin Students Win
Leadership Awards
PLANT CITY Future Busi-
ness Leaders of America ad-
viser Sharon Bridges said Tom-
lin Middle School was well
represented at the Feb. 5 Fu-
ture Business Leaders of
America District Awards in
Tampa.
Four students took first-
place awards, including Taylor
Adams (Spreadsheets), Sara
Brumer (Public Speaking),
Ashlyn Christie (Proofreading
and Editing) and Jordan Gene-
vie (Leadership).
Second-place winners were
Brooke Miller (Career Explora-
tion) and Madison Bradshaw
(Future Business Leaders of
America Principles and Proce--
dures).
Third-place winners were
Andrew Erickson (Business


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Things To Do is a list of some of the
most interesting upcoming events. For
a complete list of Tampa Bay area
events, see this week's Friday Extra.

Today

Hey, Hey,
It's A Monkee
Micky Dolenz, a member of
the 1960s television show/pop
band The Monkees, brings his
own band to Busch Gardens
Stanleyville Theatre, 10001 N.
McKinley Drive, Tampa, today
through Saturday as part of
the Real Music Concert Series.
Dolenz sings his old hits
along with blues-inspired
material featuring his vocalist
sister, Coco.
Show times are 11:30 a.m., 1
p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The con-
certs are free with regular park
admission. For details, call
1-888-800-5447 or go to
www.buschgardens.com.

Thursday

Piano Men Unite
At The Forum
Billy Joel and Elton John


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bring their Face 2 Face tour to
the St. Pete Times Forum, 401
Channelside Drive, Tampa, at
7:30 p.m.
Joel and John open the
concert with a series of duets,
and then each artist plays a
set with his own band, fol-
lowed by a finale featuring
both artists and both bands.
Tickets are $54.25, $99.75
and $179.75, and available at
the box office or by calling
Ticketmaster at (813) 287-
8844.
For information, call (813)
301-2500 or go to www
.stpetetimesforum.com.

Friday

If s Teen Night
At The Planteen
Children age 12 to 15 can
munch on pizza and dance
the evening away from 7 to 11
p.m. at the Planteen Recre-
ation Center, 301 Dort St.,
Plant City.
A disc jockey will play
dance music. The cost is $7.
Teen Nights will also be
held from 7 to 11 p.m. March
13 and 27, April 3, 10 and 24


Post Your Own Calendar
Of Events At
plantcity.tbo.com

and May 1, 8 and 15.
Call (813) 659-4256.

Saturday

ZOO Zoom
Benefits Programs
Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W.
Sligh Ave., Tampa, presents its
fourth annual ZOO Zoom at
7:30 a.m. The 5K run winds
through the zoo and along the
Hillsborough River.
Registration is $27 and
includes zoo admission, T-
shirt and post-race refresh-
ments. Proceeds benefit zoo
programs. Call (813) 935-8552,
ext. 239, or go to www.lowry
parkzoo.com.


Time To Dig In
At Dover Church Dinner
The menu for Dover United
Methodist Church's dinner
from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in-
cludes ham and roast beef.
The tickets are $6.50 for adults
and $2.50 for children.
Besides the entrees, the
menu also includes mashed

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CORRECTIONS
It is the policy of The
Tampa Tribune to correct
all errors of fact. To report
an error, e-mail bureau
chief Dave Nicholson at
dnicholson,'dtampatrib
.corn or call (813) 865-
4432. Corrections and
clarifications appear here.
The fundraising goal for
the Plant City 2009 Relay
for Life is $250,000, the
same as 2008. An article
in the Feb. 18 Plant City
Courier & Tribune ga\e a
different figure.


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spotlight at some
strawberry festival
contests.

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home.
Lifeguards Wanted
For Lithia Park
LITHIA The Hillsborough
County Parks, Recreation and
Conservation Department is
accepting applications for
lifeguards for Lithia Springs
Park.
Candidates must be at least
16 years old and have a cur-
rent Red Cross Life Guarding
Certificate. Starting pay is $9
per hour.
Lifeguards will work daily in
the open water swimming
area from Memorial Day
through Labor Day and pos-
sibly weekends before and
after the prime swimming


THINGS TO DO

Continued From Page 5

potatoes with gravy, green
beans, coleslaw, roll, dessert,
and tea or coffee.
The meals are available for
dine in or carryout at the
church, on Moores Lake Road
a quarter-mile north of Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Bou-
levard.

A Fest For Bike Lovers
The monthly Bike.Fest mo-
torcycle show will be from 5 to
9 p.m. in and around Union
Station Welcome Center, 102
N. Palmer St., Plant City.
The event features live mu-
sic, vendors and the roar of
motorcycles old and new. Call
(813) 754-3707.

More Than A Meal
The atmosphere at the Tur-
quoise Mediterranean Grill
Restaurant includes belly
dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. The
restaurant is inside the lobby
of the Days Inn hotel at 301 S.
Frontage Road, Plant City.
Call (813) 659-8400.

Sunday

It May Be Berry Fest,
But This Is About Milk
A traveling exhibit that
encourages the consumption
of milk will be at the Florida
Strawberry Festival from 10


season, depending on the
weather.
Lithia Springs is on the
Alafia River at 3932 Lithia
Springs Road. Call Kevin
Church at (813) 987-6278 to
apply.
Chiseler's Market
To Benefit Landmark
The 46th annual Chiseler's
Market, Tampa's largest one-
day flea market, will be held
at the University of Tampa,
401 E. Kennedy Blvd., from 9
a.m. until 3 p.m. March 14.
Proceeds will be used for the
restoration of the 1891 Tampa
Bay Hotel (Plant Hall), a Na-
tional Historic Landmark.
The market will be preced-
ed by the 13th annual Market
Preview Party from 7 to 9
p.m. March 13 in the lobby of
Plant Hall and will include an
elaborate cocktail buffet and
music. Tickets are $50.,


a.m. to 10 p.m..
The Drink Well. Live Well.
Wellness Center will be at the
festival grounds one day only
near the Kiddie Corral.
At the exhibit, visitors can
get health assessments from a
registered dietitian, sample
milk from Velda Farms, re-
ceive five-minute chair mas-
sages, get souvenir milk mus-
tache photos and enter a
sweepstakes for a chance to
win a personal chef consulta-
tion from Real Simple maga-
zine
There's no charge for any of
the activities.


Monday

Some Florida
Garden Favorites
Master gardener Virginia
Overstreet will present a pro-
gram, "Favorite Plants of the
Florida Nursery, Growers and
Landscape Association," from
7 to 8 p.m. at Bruton Memori-
al Library, 302 W. McLendon
St., Plant City.
There's no charge but
guests are invited to bring a
plant to exchange.
For information, call (813).
757-9215.

Learn To Dance
Veteran instructor Susan
Staton will give lessons in
such dances as rumba, cha-
cha and waltz at 7 p.m. at the
Red Rose Inn and Suites, 2011
N. Wheeler St., Plant City.
The cost is $10, and no part-


Call Robbie Williams at
(813) 253-0037 for tickets and
information.
Radio-Controlled Jets
Take Off This Week
Florida Jets 2009, billed as
the largest gathering of radio-
controlled jets in the world,
will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday through Sunday at
Lakeland Linder Regional
Airport off Drane Field Road.
Admission will be $10 for
parking and pit pass.
The event includes more
than 300 radio-controlled jets
and seven active flight lines.
For information, go to
FrankTiano.com or call (863)
607-6611.
E-mail items to Betty Briggs at
gabylee@tampabay.rr.com; mail
to The Tampa Tribune, 101 N.
Wheeler St., Plant City FL 33563;
or fax to (813) 865-4441.


ner is needed. Call (813) 752-


ner is needed. Call (813) 752-
3141.

Upcoming

Country Singer
To Play Dallas Bull
Recording artist and song-
writer Pat Green will perform
some of his country hits at 7
p.m. March 13 at the Dallas
Bull, 3322 U.S. 301 N., Tampa.
Green's hits include "Wave
on Wave," "Feels Just Like It
Should" and his most recent
single, "Let Me."
Tickets are $9.95 in advance
through Ticketmaster or at
www.dallasbull.com, or $15 at
the door.
Call (813) 987-2855 for in-
formation and tickets.


Kids Night With
A Mardi Gras Theme
Children ages 6 to 12 are
invited to Kids Night with a
Mardi Gras theme from 6 to 9
p.m. March 14 at the Planteen
Recreation Center, 301 Dort
St., Plant City.
The event includes outdoor
games, search for money,
bingo and other activities.
Popcorn and Kool-Aid will be
served.
The cost is $5. Call (813)
659-4256.
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the site as it
consolidates.
By GEORGE WILKENS
gwilkens@tampatrib.com
PLANT CITY The downtown
post office, a fixture since 1935,
could close under a planned
consolidation of facilities to
cut costs, according to the U.S.
Postal Service.
A nationwide survey of facil-
ities that can be eliminated
through consolidation is in its
preliminary stages, "But Plant
City was on that list," said Gary
Sawtelle, a Tampa-based post-
al service spokesman.
The possible closing was
first publicly disclosed in City
Manager David Sollenberger's
report for the Feb. 23 city
commission meeting. Sollen-
berger reported that an official
from the postal service's Atlan-


ta office telephoned him, in-
quiring whether the city would
be interested in buying the
building at 301 W. Reynolds
St., or the adjacent parking lot
west of Thomas Street.
The post office is across
from City Hall, 302 W. Reyn-
olds St.
If the agency closes the
downtown location, the facil-
ity's retail function would shift
to a "contract postal unit," a
full-service satellite post office
within an existing business,
Sawtelle "explained. That facil-
ity would be close to the down-
town site, Sawtelle said.
"A lot of time, downtown
don't want to lose their post
office," and the contract unit
fills the void, he said.
If the downtown location
closes, post office box service
would be shifted to Plant City's
other post office, at 2501 Wal-
den Woods Drive.
This is not the first time the
future of the post office has


been threatened. Relocation
plans were raised four years
after the 1996 opening of the
$2.5 million state-of-the-art fa-
cility on Walden Woods Drive.
But relocation of the old
facility was among many pro-
jects put on indefinite hold
because of tight financial times
at the postal service.
In his report to commission-
ers, the city manager said he
advised the postal service he
would not recommend pur-
chase of the old post office or
adjacent parking lot.
Mayor Rick Lott, however,
said the offer is worth explor-
ing. "At some price there might
be some interest" in the prop-
erty, which the city could hold
for future use, Lott said at the
Feb. 23 meeting. "I'd at least
like to stay in the loop."
Commissioner Mike Spark-
man later recalled that "there
was a big stink" after the postal
See POST OFFICE, Page 13 I>


Cost-Cutting May Shut


Downtown Post Office


Among items of interest
from the Feb. 23 Plant City
Commission meeting was
* that the city will increase the
pool of candidates for the city
clerk vacancy by advertising
the post.
The selection committee
appointed by City Manager
David Sollenberger inter-
viewed the three in-house
applicants for the position
being vacated by Virginia
Helper.
Based upon the recom-
mendation of the committee,
Sollenberger asked the hu-
man resources director to
commence recruitment.
Helper, who has worked
for the city for 35 years and
was named clerk in 2002,
announced plans to retire
Feb. 9. She said, however, she
will remain on board until
her replacement is found.


Basketball Courts
Closer To Reality
Commissioners awarded a
contract for construction of
three basketball courts at
Mike Sansone Community
Park, a project initiated last
year and delayed because of
problems with initial bids.
A St. Petersburg company,
McDonald Builders, submit-
ted the lowest of the 17 bids,
$68,750.
The highest bid was from
Reeves Building, Tampa,
$142,301.
In November, the city re-
ceived only three bids in re-
sponse to its advertisements
for the concrete courts. All
were rejected because they
exceeded the $100,000 avail-
able for the project.
The city manager suggest-

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COVER STORY




Fair Show Goes Over Big

A Florida Strawberry Festival crowd
is treated to log rolling, ax throwing
and other lumberjack skills by
performers in the Paul Bunyan show. 1 _B


"Sandy has the
advantage in logrolling
because she has
4-wheel drive. She also
has paws-a-traction
suspension and a spike
in each toe for better
action. This little dog
really knows her bark."
LEE LeCAPTAIN
Owner of Paul Bunyan
Lumberjack Show, on how the
8-year-old, 18-pound canine,
Sandy Mae, steals the show


By GEORGE H. NEWMAN
gnewman@tampatrib.com
PLANT CITY Part of the free
entertainment at the Flori-
da Strawberry Festival in-
cludes the Paul Bunyan Lum-
berjack Show, headed by three
tough lumberjacks and a
spunky lumber-Jack Russell
terrier.
The lumberjacks are legiti-
mate world champion per-
formers, but the show's owner,
Lee LeCaptain, who has been
touring his show for 33 years,
said the 8-year-old, 18-pound
canine, Sandy Mae, is in a class
by herself.
"Sandy is a real ham," Le-
Captain said. "She gets in a
heightened state of excitement
as the show gets under way,
barking and jumping around,
just chomping at the bit. But
every time I introduce her to
the crowd she goes into a
routine that you have to see to
believe."
Working with LeCaptain,
who is a world champion lum-
berjack in his own right, is a
lifelong friend, Fred Sayklly Jr.,
and wood chopper and ax-
throwing champiofl Jim
O'Dell.
The lumberjack show fea-
tures log rolling, chopping,
saw racing, ax throwing, wood-
carving and Sandy Mae; the


Tribune photos by JIM REED
Fred Sayklly, 51, and Sandy Mae are the log-rolling competitors in the show. Sayklly has won four
world championship competitions during his 41-year competitive career.


The Paul Bunyan show is a historical, educational and humorous
spectacle, filled with audience participation.








log-rolling dog.
LeCaptain said the Paul
Bunyan show is a historical,
educational and humorous
show, filled with audience par-
ticipation.
"We have performed live in
every U.S. state but Alaska,"
LeCaptain said. "We have per-
formed in Canada, New Zea-
land, Australia, Japan, Africa,
Europe and Bermuda."
On the festival's opening
day, David and Allison Maug-
er, who live in Winter Garden,
brought their children, Alex;
10, Nathan, 8, and Rachel, 6, all
home-schooled, to the festival
as a field trip.
"David brought a busload of
senior citizens from our
church, Cavalry Baptist, to en-
joy the festival," Allison Maug-
er said. "We saw the Paul
Bunyan show listed on the
program and thought it would
be fun for all of us."
Little Rachel was picked out
of the crowd during the show
and presented with a doll-
sized chair LeCaptain cut out
of a cypress log with just a few
'waves of his "magic" power
saw.
Lumberjacks Sayklly, 51, Le-
Captain, 49, and Sandy Mae
are the log-rolling competitors
in the show. Sayklly has won
four world championship
competitions during his 41-
year competitive career.
"Lee and I grew up together
in the upper peninsula of
Michigan," Sayklly said.
"We've been putting on the
Paul Bunyan Lumberjack
Show together from its begin-
ning."
While all the lumberjacks
are more than proficient in all
the skills exhibited, Sayklly and
LeCaptain insist the real
crowd-pleaser is Sandy.
"Sandy has the advantage in
logrolling because she has 4-
wheel drive," LeCaptain jokes.
"She also has paws-a-traction
suspension and a spike in each
toe for better action. This little
dog really knows her bark."
The 12-foot-long, 1,200-
pound western red cedar log
used in the show is covered
with a corded material to give
the performers better traction.
The plastic-lined pool the log
floats in prevents the compet-
itors from wearing spiked
shoes
Sayklly is resigned with his
role in the logrolling part in the
show.
"I might outweigh Sandy
Mae by quite a bit, but that dog
can outrun me on a log every
time," he said. "Sandy wins.
That's all there is to it. She
doesn't want to get wet. But I
get dunked every time. If put


Saykily, participating in the ax throwing, says he and fellow lumberjack Lee
LeCaptain grew up together in the upper peninsula of Michigan.


Throwing axes along with Sayklly was Jim O'Dell, a
three-time world champion in the -'e..


Tribune photos by JIM REED
LeCaptain, left, competes against Sayklly. "We have performed live in every U.S. state but Alaska," he
says. "We have performed in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Africa, Europe and Bermuda."


Sandy in the water, the kids in
the audience would throw
rocks at me. And Mrs. LeCap-
tain would call me from St.
Cloud and really give me the
business. Sandy Mac is the
star."
One thing Sandy Mae can't
do is throw an ax. That part of
the show is left up to Sayklly
and O'Dell, a three time world
champion ax thrower.
"I've been in lumberjack
competitions for 30 years,"
O'Dell said.
O'Dell, 48, hails from Nellie,


W.Va. He enjoys being part of
the Paul Bunyan show but has
a dream of being a country
music star. His CD, "The Drift-
ing Hill Billy," which he re-
corded in 2007, contains 10.
songs, one being "My Old
Axe." The CD is played over
the loudspeaker before the
show and can be purchased.
before or after the show.
O'Dell has a metal box, se-
cured by several latches, belts
and locks, that contains the
show's throwing and cutting
axes.


"The chopping axes are pole
axes with a 26-inch handle and
7-inch blade," O'Dell said.
"The throwing ax has a dou-
ble-side 6-inch blade with the
26-inch handle. They aren't
balanced exactly. You just
learn to throw them as they
are,
During the 11 a.m. show on
Thursday, O'Dell was able to
throw his ax into a bull's eye
painted on a 24-inch diameter
log-target from 20 feet away.

See PAUL BUNYAN, Page 16 >-


IF YOU GO

WHAT: The Paul Bunyan Lum-
berjack Show
WHERE: Near the northeast
corner of the Florida Straw-
berry Festival grounds, near
Gate 1
WHEN: Daily during the festi-
val at 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and
5:30 p.m., and also at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
COST: Free with festival ad-
mission
ON THE WEB: www.lumber
jackent.com


"The chopping axes
are pole axes with a
26-inch handle and
7-inch blade. The
throwing ax has a
double-side 6-inch
blade with the 26-inch
handle. They aren't
balanced exactly. You
just learn to throw
them as they are.
%l O'DELL
Three tiue world champion
ax lth;owet; ith'o s.',ys he's ilcn in
Slumberjack competitions for
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ed the requirement that bid-
ders be general contractors
was unnecessarily restrictive
and perhaps unintentionally
reduced the number of eligible
bidders.
The project was advertised
Feb. 4 with modified specifica-
tions.
The concrete courts will re-
place ones that will be dis-
placed by a veterans park
planned for Courier Field.

Hearing On Parking
Is Monday Night
Commissioners scheduled a
7:30 p.m. Monday public hear-
ing on a proposed ordinance
regulating downtown parking
during the Saturday motorcy-
cle and car shows.
Parking onf streets and in
municipal lots near the shows
interferes with safe and effi-
cient operation of the events,
yet the city lacks an ordinance
authorizing the towing of vehi-
cles, according to background
information about the issue.
Areas that will be impacted
between the hours of 3 and 10
p.m. on the first and third
Saturday are:
Drane Street between
Wheeler and Palmer streets
J. -Arden Mays Boulevard
between Wheeler and Palmer
streets
Palmer Street between Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Bou-
levard and Reynolds Street
Evers Street between Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Bou-
levard and Reynolds Street
The north municipal park-
ing lot southeast of the Reyn-
olds/Palmer streets intersec-
tion
The south municipal park-


ing lot northeast of the Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Bou-
levard/Palmer Street intersec-
tion
The municipal parking lot
south of Drane Street, west of
Evers Street, north of the CSX
railroad tracks and east of
Wheeler Street
Bike Fest, a motorcycle
event, is held from 5 to 9 p.m.
on the first Saturday around
Union Station Welcome Cen-
ter, 102 N. Palmer St.
The Strawberry Classic Car
Show is from 4 to 9 p.m. on the
third Saturday in and around
McCall Park at Collins and
Drane streets.
Signs identifying the no-
parking zones will cost $1,360
to $3,840. The Greater Plant
City Chamber of Commerce
agreed to pay half the cost, up
to $1,500, the city manager
reported.

Police Cut Cost
Of Cell Phone Bill
As part of an ongoing effort
to cut costs, the Plant City
Police Department explored
alternative contract arrange-
ments to reduce cellular tele-
phone expenses by nearly
$20,000 annually, City Manag-
er Sollenberger reported.
Changes in the city's Veri-
zon contracts proposed by Po-
lice Chief Bill McDaniel have
reduced the department's
monthly cell phone charges
from $3,500 to $2,200, about
$15,600 annually.
A reduction in the number
of cell phones the department
uses and modifying some indi-
vidual service plans resulted in
additional savings of $4,200
annually.

Alcohol Sweep Finds
8 Violations
Compliance checks the po-
lice department's Street


Crimes Unit conducted during
January to ensure alcoholic
beverages are not being sold to
minors resulted in eight vio-
lations, the city manager said.
On Jan. 14, investigative
aides younger than 21 were
sent into 23 local convenience
stores, liquor stores, grocers
and other retailers of alcoholic
beverages.
The eight clerks who sold
alcoholic beverages to the un-
derage aides were arrested and
assigned a court date.
The department plans simi-
lar compliance checks on a
regular basis.

$90,000 Approved
For Network Equipment
Moving forward with de-
ployment of the city's planned
Advanced Traffic Management
System, commissioners autho-
rized spending $90,000 to buy
and install fiber-optic network
equipment.
The city will be reimbursed
for purchases connected with
the project, funded with a $2.1
million Federal Highway Ad-
ministration grant.
The computerized system
includes video cameras to al-
low the city to monitor traffic
flow and adjust signals during
special events, incidents and
evacuations.

3 Reappointed
To County Boards
Commissioners approved
the re-appointments of three
residents to various Hillsbor-
ough County Boards of Ad-
justment and Appeals sched-
uled to expire April 1.
Ken Keller was re-appointed
to the county's electrical
board; Alberto J. Sanchez to
the mechanical board; and
Samuel A. Greenburg to the
building board.
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service spoke of relocating
the downtown post office in
April 2000. "They wanted to
close it up and only have the
new post office," he said.
An independent federal
agency, the postal service is
facing the same economic
problems as many business-
es. It has asked Congress for
permission to cut back to
five-day delivery and was re-
cently granted permission to
raise basic postage rates from
42 cents to 44 cents on May
11.
"Last year, the volume of
first-class letters was down 9
billion pieces," and a contin-
uation of that trend could


result in a $6 billion loss this
year, Sawtelle said. "We're
looking at everything to be-
come more efficient," from
processing mail to delivering
it, plus consolidating postal
operations, he said.
Sawtelle said he does not
know how many consolida-
tions are being considered, as
the survey is being conduct-
ed by the agency's regional
office in Atlanta.
How soon a decision might
be reached is also unknown.
Before the property would be
offered for sale, however, the
agency will issue a communi-
ty notification of the pro-
posed closing of the facility,
Sawtelle said. The postal ser-
vice hasn't set a price for the
downtown post office.

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You Think
More often than I'd like, I
hear Plant City being referred
to as a "bedroom community."
Of course we are sandwiched
between two much larger cit-
ies, but we are much more
than this tag would imply. One
normally thinks of a bedroom
community as a place where
people drive home to sleep,
but from which they must
reach out to engage in com-
merce; sort of like the old term
"suburb" as an image of row
upon row of houses without
community or amenity.
Permit me to point out how
Plant City is most definitely
much more than a bedroom
community of Tampa.
Does a bedroom commu-
nity have a hospital?
Does a bedroom commu-
nity have a municipal govern-
ment and a city hall?
Does a bedroom commu-
nity have a county courthouse
(soon to be further enlarged)?
Does a bedroom commu-
nity have its own fire/police/
sewer/water/parks and recre-
ation departments?


Does a bedroom commu-
nity have a community college
campus?
Does a bedroom commu-
nity have access to four-year
major university degree pro-
grams?
Does a bedroom commu-
nity have a focal downtown
with city/county/financial in-
stitutions?
Does a bedroom commu-
nity have a library?
Does a bedroom commu-
nity have a nationally recog-
nized annual fair?
Does a bedroom commu-
nity have an airport?
Does a bedroom commu-
nity attract tourists?
Does a bedroom commu-
nity have a major interstate
and freight and passenger rail
through it?
Does a bedroom commu-
nity have a unique and long
heritage?
Does a bedroom commu-
nity have character and a soul?
Plant City offers all these
amenities and more. People
who work and live in Plant City
do not answer "Where do you
live?" by saying "Oh, I'm from
Tampa ... well just outside of
Tampa." We answer proudly,


"I'm from Plant City."
It is true that we are near
Tampa and Lakeland and that
many of us work and enjoy
either nearby "town" for any-
thing and everything. Yet the
demographic fact that many of
our residents drive to work and
that many of our city's workers
drive from elsewhere to work
here does not reduce us to
simply being a bedroom com-
munity.
Because we are a diversified
economy with tentacles in ag-
riculture, warehousing, truck-
ing, retail, medical, education
and much more, Plant City is
not going to suffer doom over
any one manufacturer's sad
closing. Nor will the large de-
cline from the recently over-
zealous, over-leveraged resi-
dential housing boom spell di-
saster.
These are simply things that
any good and worthwhile city
must endure over time.
ED VERNER
Plant City
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Laugh With Ray Stevens Today At Berry Fest


Here is the daily schedule for
the Florida Strawberry Festival:
Today
Military Day -. Ride-A-Thon Day
Free gate admission all day
for active and retired military
personnel. Ride-A-Thon from 3
to 11 p.m. A wristband pur-
chased at the midway for $17
entitles the wearer to ride most
mechanical rides.
10 a.m.: Gates open
10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Poultry and
rabbit shows, CF Industries Ag
Tent
Noon: Midway opens
3-11 p.m.: Ride-A-Thon
3:30 p.m.: Brenda Lee, GTE FCU
Soundstage
6 p.m.: Youth steer show, TECO
Livestock Arena
7:30 p.m.: Ray Stevens, GTE
FCU Soundstage
Thursday
Senior Citizen Day Ride-A-Thon
Day
Patrons ages 60 and older
get $2 off the gate admission
of $10 all day. Ride-A-Thon
from 3 to 11 p.m. A wristband
purchased at the midway for
$17 entitles the wearer to ride
mechanical rides.


10 a.m.: Gates open
10:30-11:30 a.m.: The Guy Lom-
bardo Orchestra, GTE FCU
Soundstage
11:30-noon: Senior citizens
drawing, GTE FCU Soundstage
Noon: Midway opens
3 p.m.: Strawberry shortcake
eating contest, Stingray Chev-
rolet Entertainment Tent
3-11 p.m.: Ride-A-Thon
3:30 p.m.: Mel Tillis, GTE FCU
Soundstage
7:30 p.m.: Lorrie Morgan, GTE
FCU Soundstage
Friday
Moonlight Magic Night The Tampa
Tribune Day on the midway
During The Tampa Tribune
Day on the midway, from 10
a.m. to 10 p.m., get $2 off the
regular price of $20 for the fun
pack ride coupon book. During
Moonlight Magic, from 11 p.m.
to 3 a.m., ride most mechanical
rides for $20 per person. All
patrons entering the midway
for the event will be required to
purchase a wristband.
10 a.m.: Gates open
10 a.m.-10 p.m.: The Tampa
Tribune Day on the midway
Noon: Midway opens
3-5 p.m.: Livestock contestant


judging contest, TECO Live-
stock Arena
3:30 p.m.: Ronnie McDowell,
GTE FCU Soundstage
6 p.m.: Beef breed showman-
ship judging, CF Industries Ag
Tent
7:30 p.m.: Jeff Foxworthy, GTE
FCU Soundstage
7:30 p.m.: Florida Opry, Sweet-
bay Showcase Tent
11 p.m.-3 a.m.: Moonlight Magic,
midway
Saturday
Youth in Agriculture Day
10 a.m.: Gates open, midway
opens
10:15 a.m.: Baby parade, GTE
FCU Soundstage
3:30 p.m.: Mark Lowry, GTE FCU
Soundstage
7 p.m.: Youth steer sale, TECO
Livestock Arena
7:30-10 p.m.: The Rev. Art Jones
and the Bible Based Fellowship
Cathedral Choir, Sweetbay
Showcase Tent
7:30 p.m.: Kool & The Gang,
GTE FCU Soundstage

Sunday
Family Day
10 a.m.: Gates open, midway


opens
Noon: Youth beef breed show,
CF Industries Ag Tent
3 p.m.: Trent Tomlinson; Love
and Theft; Chad Brock and
Killer Beaz, GTE FCU Sound-
stage
7:30 p.m.: Jessica Simpson, GTE
FCU Soundstage
The festival grounds are at
2202 W. Reynolds St., Plant
City. Festival admission tickets
purchased in advance at area
Sweetbay Supermarkets are $8
for ages 13 and older and $4
for ages 6 to 12. Admission
prices at the gate are $10 for
adults and $5 for youths. Chil-
dren.5 and younger are ad-
mitted free when accompanied
by a paying adult.
Headline concert tickets are
$10 to $35 for reserved seats,
depending on the artist and
seat location. A limited number
of seats are available for free at
each concert. There is no ad-
mission charge to the 3 p.m.
Sunday concert.
Concert tickets are not good
for admission to the festival
grounds.
The festival's Web address is
www.flstrawberryfestival.com.
For information, call the ticket
office at (813) 754-1996.


PAUL BUNYAN


Continued From Page 11

Norma and Clarence Bell,
from Milo, Iowa, are ardent
festival patrons who enjoyed
the lumberjack exhibition. She
is a retired state worker, and he
retired after from John Deere.
"We came to see George
Jones," Norma Bell said. "We
love fairs. We have been com-
ing to Florida in February for
30 years. We travel from town
to town. This year we've seen
the Florida State Fair, the Or-
ange County Fair, and now the
strawberry festival. What's
funny is in the summertime
we'll go to the Iowa State Fair
and see a lot of the same
vendors and shows that we see
in Florida in February."
The festival offers a number
of shows that are included
with admission, including rac-
ing pigs, a bicycle stunt show,
Runa Pacha's Indian folk mu-
sic, entertainer Dennis Lee,
Southern Star Bluegrass and
more.
The festival runs through
March 8.

Reporter George H. Newman can
be reached at (813) 865-4451.


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Brittney Saranko and Nicholas Majka will wed March 14. Brittney
is the daughter of Mike and Beth Saranko of Plant City.


ENGAGEMENT

Saranko-Majka
PLANT CITY Brittney Sa-
ranko. and Nicholas Majka,
both of Hyaitsville. Md., are
engaged to be married 4 p.m.
March 14 in GamesvilJe.
The bride-to-be is the
daughter of Mike and Beth
Saranko of Plant City. She is a
2004 Durant High School grad-
uate who recently graduated
from the University of Florida
with a bachelor's degree in
communication and leader-
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suing her master's degree' in
organizational leadership at
the University of Maryland.
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the son of Steve and Mary
Majka of Pembroke Pines. He
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High School in Pembroke
Pines who recently graduated
from the University of Florida
with a bachelor's degree in
computer information sci-
ence. He works for the Internal
Revenue Service in Washing-
ton, D.C.
The couple will be married
at the Baughman Center on
the University of Florida cam-
pus.


St. Paddy's The Theme The evening will include
dancing, music by Mike John-
For March 14 Dance ston and corned beef and cab-
bage. Cost is $10 per person.
PLANT CITY A dance with a Singles and couples are wel-
St. Patrick's Day theme is set come. For information, call
for 7 p.m. March 14 at Stardust Donna Garzone at (813) 671-
Dance Center, 1405 S. Collins 3009.
St. A staff report


Plant City Offers
Golf Instruction For Kids
PLANT CITY Registration for
a golf program for youngsters 5
to 7 continues through Friday
at the Planteen Recreation
Center, 301 Dort St.
The classes for children and
their parents or guardians will
be held from 6 to 7 p.m.
Monday and Thursdays from


March 12 through March 30.
The cost is $35 per child/
parent team.
The classes, covering the ba-
sics of golf, will be taught at-
Plant City Stadium, 1900 S.
Park Road. The city will supply
the golf equipment for the
classes.
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A Halloween Mystery
Plant City Photo Archives is seeking help identifying the women in this photograph. The archives has
sketchy information, and only knows that the photo was snapped in the 1950s during a Halloween
carnival at Jackson Elementary School. If you have more information, particularly the names of the
costumed characters, call Candy Owens at the archives office at (813) 754-1578. The archives has
little or no information about a number of photographs in its files, and the Plant City Courier &
Tribune is occasionally publishing the photos in case a reader might be able to help.


Briggs' Paintings To Be
Previewed Tuesday'
PLANT CITY The East Hills-
borough Historical Society will
hold a preview from 5:30 to 7
p.m. Tuesday to highlight two
large works of art by John


Briggs.
The oil paintings by Briggs, a
celebrated artist who lives in
Plant City, will be displayed at
the 1914 Plant City High School
Community Center, 605 N.
Collins St. The religious-
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VIP Chef Whips Up Successful Fundraiser


Local students also
pitched in, raising
about $40,000 for
United Food Bank.
By DAVE NICHOLSON
dnicholson@tampatrib.com
PLANT CITY The United
Food Bank is still tallying, up
the figures, but it appears a
fundraiser featuring celebrity
chef Jon Ashton brought in at
least $40,000.
About 230 guests. were on
hand at the Trinkle center on'
Hillsborough Community Col-
'lege's Plant City campus as
Ashton entertained with wit
and a cooking demonstration.
Ashton, a frequent guest on
NBC's "Today" show, also
helped auction sports memo-
rabilia, including a photo au-
tographed by former Universi-
ty of Florida quarterback and
Heisman Trophy winner Dan-
ny Wuerffel.
"Jon was incredible," said
Kelleigh Klein, the food bank's
executive director, who plans,
to make the fundraiser an an-
nual event.
Tickets were $75, and thou-
sands of dollars more were
brought in by silent and live
auctions. Klein said she thinks


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.Voila! Celebrity chef Jon Ashton hams it up at a Feb. 6 sponsor reception at the home of Mayor Rick
Lott and his wife, Di. From the left are City Commissioner Dan Raulerson, State Attorney Mark Ober,
Doug Driggers of Tampa Electric Co. and Lott. They prepared appetizers for the sponsors.


the event will at least meet the
$40,000 goal she set.
The auction included a
spontaneous offering in which
Ashton offered to return to
Plant City to cook a dinner for
12. Charleene Closshey of
Plant City submitted the win-
ning $4,000 bid.
The guests were treated to
salad, chicken entree and des-
sert, prepared by culinary stu-
dents from Plant City High


School and Simmons Career
Center.
As the evening began, Ash-
ton, with a thick English ac-
cent, dead-panned, "As you
can tell I'm not from Ala-
bama." He proceeded to crack
one-liners as he cooked a
chicken dish with the assis-
tance of Peter Ambrosio, a
student at the career center.
The night included a video
of a mother of triplets who had


been helped by the food bank
and an appearance by Kayli
Bassinger, a 13-year-old Tur-
key Creek Middle School stu-
dent who on her own raised
$1,700 for the charity.
The emcee was Tampa Tri-
bune food Writer Jeff Houck.
The fundraiser, along with
donations and volunteer labor,
helped the food bank at 712 E.
Alsobrook St., Suite 9, keep up
with rising demand. More peo-


Ashton poses with Charleene
Closshey, who submitted the
winning $4,000 bid for a pri-
vate dinner made by him.
ple are seeking the food bank's
help amid the economic
downturn, Klein said.
"Without events like this, we
wouldn't be able to provide for
the needs for our community,"
she said.
, Ashton also appeared at
Simmons Career Center on
Feb. 6, where he showed stu-
dents from Simmons and
Plant City High how to prepare
a meal for four for less than
$10. He also appeared later
that day at a sponsors' recep-
tion at Mayor Rick Lott's
home.
To help the food bank, call
(813) 764-0625.
Reporter Dave Nicholson can be
reached at (813) 865-4432.


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-A 2006 outreach included officials, from left, Capt.
Ron Hartley, Sqt. Susan Bradford, Col. Greg Brown,
Maj. John Marsicano and retired Maj, Jerry York.


The most recent migrant outreach event sponsored
by the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office, in 2006,
included free groceries.


Photos from Susan Bradford
McGruff the Crime Dog, who encourages crime pre-
vention, greets kids at the 2006 event.


Sheriffs Office Offers Migrants Aid

The agency is collec ling hygiene it.ums and nonperishable food for them as part of an outreach program..


By AwE NIHOisON

PLANT CmTY The Hillsbor-
ough County Sheriffs IIf is
seeking donations of supplies
to help the agency stage a
on-iunuity outreach event for

The sherffs office needs hy-
giene items such as shampoo,
deodorant, soap, diapers,
toothbrushes, washcloths,
toothpaste and combs and


brushes, and inninikhiiiltl
foods li 111ling 1l>hy lnoid li1-
cally, there's a collection point
for supplies at dihe Plant City
branch of the cruirilhonisw, 302
N, Michigan St.
The event will be from 8
a.m, to I p.m. March 14 at the
sheriffs District IV office at 508
33rd St. S.E., Ruskin. Sheriff's
Sgt.. Susan Bradford said the
Ruskin outreach has a two-fold
purpose, to help migrants with


the necessities of life and to
build a rapport between them
and law enforcement.
"A lot of times Iiury'lr afraid
to call if the\ 're the victim of a
crime," p. ticiul.iiI if they are
in the United States illegally,
she-said. Victims of domestic
abuse are particularly vulner-
able if the abuser uses the
threat of deportation to keep
them from calling for help. But
the sheriffs office helps, "legal


or illegal," and wants to get
that word out through projects
like this one, she said.
More than two dozen social
services and government
agencies with bilingual work-
ers will be on hand, including
The Spring of Tampa Bay,
Catholic Charities, American
Red Cross, driver's license of-
fice and Bay Area Legal Servic-
es.
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ment will include a disc jockey
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There's no charge and all
migrants are invited.
The sheriffs office held sim-
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and 2006, reaching more than
1,500 migrants with the most
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He said volunteers and cash
donations are also needed.
For information, call Brad-
ford at (813) 247-0455.

Reporter Dave Nicholson can be
reached at (813) 865-4432.

OBITUARIES
GONCZY, Adrienne L., 26,
of Plant City, Fla., passed away
February 21, 2009. She is
survived by her parents, Lee and ,
Camille; sister, Allison; nephew,
Seth; grandmother, Jacquelin
Dupuis; aunts, Cheryl (Luis)
Pumarejo and Alice (Dennis)
Floyd; uncle, Robert (Jill)
Simpson; cousins, Michael
Floyd, Renee (Michael)
Whitfield, Paul Daniel Rickman,
and Savannah and Alexander
Simpson. She was predeceased
by uncle, Andrew Simpson, and
cousin, David Rickman. A
memorial service will take place
at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3,
at St. Paul's Catholic Church in
Leesburg, with inurnment at
Lone Oak Cemetery.
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CITY UPDATE


Photo from the Rev. Tom Anastasia
The Rev. Tom Anastasia, pastor of St. Clement Catholic Church,
holds a trophy given to him by the Tampa Bay Rays for being a
loyal fan. He was honored during the Rays' Feb. 14 Fan Fest.


He Loves The Lord...
And Baseball, Too
The Rev. Tom Anastasia,
pastor of St. Clement Catholic
Church, isn't just a fan of the
Almighty.
I Although he's the pastor of
one of Plant City's largest
churches, he's also a big fol-
lower of the Tampa Bay Rays.
By his own stats, he has
attended 232 Rays games since
2003, though he has been go-
ing to the games since the
team's 1998 inception.
"I've been a season ticket
holder since Day 1" for the
Rays, said Anastasia, a baseball
fan since he was a child living
in Trenton, N.J.
"Growing up as a boy, play-
ing Little League and stuff like
that, you follow a team as a
kid," he said, crediting his
grandfather with fostering his
early interest in the Philadel-
phia Phillies. Every summer,
Anastasia and his grandfather
attended Phillies games or
traveled to Shea Stadium to
watch the New York Mets play.
"When we moved to Florida
in 1977 it was hard to follow
baseball down here because
they didn't have baseball
down here," Anastasia said.
The Tampa Bay area debut
of Major League Baseball a
decade ago solved that prob-
lem for Anastasia, who was
pastor of a St. Petersburg
church before coming to Plant
City in July 2007. Being more
distant from Tropicana Field
has not adversely impacted his
attendance. He made it to 42
games last year, including
post-season play.
Anastasia was honored dur-


Anastasia, right, who has at-
tended hundreds of Rays
games, poses with team manag-
er Joe Maddon.

ing the Rays' Feb. 14 Fan Fest,
an annual feel-good event at
Tropicana Field where fans
obtain autographs and have
their photographs taken with
players and coaches.
"They only give this honor
to six fans a year." Anastasia
said. He received a Rays jersey
bearing his name and is listed
on the Rays/Pepsi Fan WaU of
Fame.
Anastasia" said his Rays loy-
alty came to the team's atten-
tion when he and Bishop Rob-
ert Lynch were interviewed in
a lighthearted broadcast piece
last fall on VWTSP, Channel 10.
The subject of the segment
was whether dropping "Devil"
from the Rays' name was re-
sponsible for the team's im-
proved performance.
Anastasia is truly a biparti-
san fan of baseball, with alle-
giance to two teams.
VWhen the Rays and the
Phils faced each other in the
World Series I was in hog
heaven," he said. "I-couldn't
lose; both my favorite teams
were playing each other."
Anastasia's love of the game
knows no boundaries. His

See CITY UPDATE, Page 24 1


Sophia Sutorus, daughter of
Tenrry & Dawn Sutorus,
and Kory Gtunpert, son of

Ken & Kathy Gtuipert, were

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(The corner of Dickman and Noonan
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Admission includes parking, entry into the
festival, plus free shuttle to the Manatee
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The Friends of 14


Scouting dinner
brings in $38,000
for troops.
By GEORGE H. NEWMAN
gnewman@tampatrib.com
PLANT CITY Contributors at
the Friends of Scouting dinner
proved to be more loyal than
thrifty as the event collected
more than $38,000 to benefit
Boy Scout troops in the Plant
City area.
The event was attended by
275 contributors and sponsors,
a more than 30 percent in-
crease from last 'year. Dona-
tions continue to roll in, and
the total is expected to reach
$50,000, an increase of about
42 percent over the 2008 din-
ner, organizers said.
Dean Snyder, a longtime
Boy Scouts volunteer and for-
mer scoutmaster who helped
33 scouts including his two
sons reach Eagle Scout status,
received the Distinguished Cit-
izen Award at the fundraiser.
The sixth annual dinner was
held for the first time at the
Trinkle center at the Plant City
campus of Hillsborough Com-
munity College. The additional


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Brett Clancy led the Boy Scout color guard to
open the Feb. 3 Friends of Scouting Dinner.


space at the center allowed an
expanded dining area and
larger program over past ven-
ues.
"This venue created a great
opportunity to have scouts on
the program, and to be recog-
nized by those who enthusi-
astically support scouting in


Tribune photos by GEORGE H. NEWMAN
Longtime Boy Scout volunteer Dean Snyder
receives the 2009 Distinguished Citizen Award.


our community," Snyder said.
To open the event, 45 scouts
paraded in uniform, present-
ing the colors, reciting the Boy
Scout Oath and the Pledge of
Allegiance. Twenty-five par-
ents of active scouts also at-
tended.
"The dinner isn't just about


fundraising. It also speaks of
the leadership, morals and
character that scouting en-
courages in our youth," Snyder
said.
Jennifer Thomason, the di-
rector of the Timucua District
of the Boy Scouts of America,
which represents southeast


Points

Hillsborough County, includ-
ing Plant City, said the fund-
raiser reflects the interest peo-
ple in Plant City have for area
youth and scouting.
"It is quite amazing to see
the participation each year at
the Plant City fundraiser,"
Tho.mason said. "The percent-
age of people who support
scouting and have been a part
of scouting in the community
over the years is impressive. In
spite of the downturn in the
economy the Plant City event
continues to grow."
The guest speaker was Tam-
pa Bay Buccaneer and former
University of Florida running
back Earnest Graham. The for-
mer Gator spoke of attributes
of character such as dedica-
tion, determination and doing
the right thing.
Seven newly, named Eagle
Scouts in the district were rec-
ognized during the fundraiser,
all from Plant City Troop 14.
They are Benjamin T. Aber-
crombie, Nathaniel D. Carson,
Nathanael A. Cruzado, Michol
S. Hurst, Kenneth E. Kelly, Wil-
liam T. Lee and Tyler F. Nad-
wairski.

Reporter George H. Newman can
be reached at (813) 865-4451.


CITY UPDATE

Continued From Page 23

longtime goal of visiting.every
Major League stadium in the
country has been fulfilled, with
the exception of the newest
Busch Stadium, which opened
in St. Louis in April 2006.
George Wilkens

Get Healthy With
Hospital's Help
Spring isn't just for cleaning
up around the yard and home.
For more than 10 years,
South Florida Baptist Hospital
has offered community health
events, now known as the
Spring Health Check. During
this year's event, from 8 a.m. to
noon March 12 to 14, the hos-
pital's community health de-
partment will offer a number
of screenings.
The hospital offers Spring
Health .Check to help improve
the health of the community.


"That's our mission," hospital
spokeswoman Beverly Little-
john said.
Screenings include blood
profiles, bone density, skin
cancer, prostate screens, vas-
cular leg, carotid Doppler ul-
trasound, CT heart score and
mammograms. Mammograms
require a doctor's note, but the
others do not.
There is a minimal fee for
most of these, although the CT
heart score costs $150. Bone
density and skin cancer
screens are free. Registration is
required and not all screenings
are offered every day of the
event. Call (813) 754-4444 to'
register or for information.
The health screenings will
be at the hospital, 301 N. Al-
exander St.
Dave Nicholson

Coffee Shop Owners Say
Goodbye To A Dream
The owners of Espress Your-
self Coffee 101 have written an
open letter thanking the cus-
tomers who patronized their


now-closed downtown shop.
Heather and Jon Davis
opened their shop Feb. 10,
2007 and closed it on Feb. 7.
They also operated a short-
lived coffee kiosk at the local
campus of Hillsborough Com-
munity College.
Heather said her husband
continues to work in construc-
tion while she works as a part-
time personal fitness instruc-
tor at the Plant City Family
YMCA, writes and operates a
painting business. "I'm wait-
ing for the next adventure,"
she added.
Here is an excerpt from the
couple's letter:
"Dear Fellow Friends, Cof-
fee Drinkers and Family (as
that is what some of you have
become to us),
"It was with great pleasure
and,joy that we were able to
become a part of the Plant City
community. Thank you for
welcoming us into your lives
and making Coffee. 101 a part
of your daily routine.
"We were greatly saddened
to have had to close, but feel


extremely fortunate to have
had the chance to live out a
dream. Many times we go
through our days thinking of
what we would do if only we
could. My advice is to get out
there and live your dream,
sometimes we fail, hopefully
we can succeed, bdt we never
know until we try.
"No matter what, I consider
Coffee 101 a success. So many
good times, memories, rou-
tines and friendships were es-
tablished. Many of our cus-
tomers became much more to'
us as friendships and connec-
tions were made. It is with
heartfelt gratitude that we
write our expressions of
thanks."
The letter was signed'with
"much love and continued af-
fection" by the Davises and
their young son Wyatt.
The Davises operated their
coffee shop at 101 E. J. Arden
Mays Blvd., in a building that
also housed FOCUS magazine.
Mike and Dede Floyd, who
own the building and the mag-
azine, are reopening the coffee


shop under a new name, The
Daily Grind and News. Their
grand opening is Monday.
In their letter, the Davises
hoped the best for the new
.venture: "We also want to wish
Mike Floyd and his family
much success in continuing
on with the coffee shop."
Dave Nicholson

Polio Tropical
Flies The Coop
Pollo Tropical, a Miami-
based chicken chain that
made its Plant City debut less
than a year ago, has closed its
doors.
The Latin-Caribbean fast-
food restaurant at 238 W. Al-
exander St. had its ribbon-
cutting ceremony on March
28, about two weeks after
opening for business..
A spokesman for the com-
pany or its Miami-based pub-
lic relations firm could not be
reached for comment on the
closing.

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However, Pollo Tropical
took over the site of a former
Boston Market which, citing
poor performance at that loca-
tion, was closed by the compa-
ny when the lease expired in
2005.
The building west of James
L. Redman Parkway was de-
molished to make way for the
3,400-square-foot Polio Trop-
ical.
The local Polio Tropical was
the fifth in the Tampa Bay
area. Polio Tropical still oper-
ates restaurants on West Wa-
ters Avenue and West Hillsbor-
ough Avenue in Tampa, plus
sites in Pinellas Park and
Odessa, according to the com-
pany Web site, which no lon-
ger lists the Plant City store.
Polio is Spanish for chicken
and the chain specializes in
grilled marinated chicken.


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Launched i i Miami in 1988 by
brothers La rry and Stuart Har-
ris, Polio Tropical has about 80
stores, primarily in South Flor-
ida.
George Wilkens
Florida Opry Makes
1-Night Stand At Festival
Fans of strawberries and the
Florida Opry are in luck.
The opry will stage a show
Friday at the Florida Straw-
berry Festival grounds.
The show starts at 6 p.m. in
the Sweetbay Supermarket
Showcase Tent, near the festi-
val administrative office in the
southeast corner of the festival
grounds.
The opry is free for the price
of admission to the festival.
Featured performers include
fiddler Stephanie Ann, country
vocalist Tina Dallman, Spirit
Song and Southern Exposure
Band.
The opry returns to its usual
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The International Softball
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Coach Mike

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baseball team will

have a great year.
By DAREK SHARP
dsharp@tampatrib.com
PLANT CITY When does an
extra-inning loss where a team
had plenty of chances to win
become a reason for opti-
mism?
When the opponent is na-
tionally-ranked Sarasota. And
when that same opponent is
one Plant City has not come
close to beating in recent
memory.
Baseball season is under
way, and even though the
Raiders had no wins in their
first three games, head coach
Mike Sodders thinks his squad


is poised for a great year. The
6-4, 10-inning loss to Sarasota
in a game played at Plant City
Feb. 20 verified Sodders' feel-
ings.
"The determination we
showed, that was the thing I'm
most proud of," he said. "With
that game, I think the Plant
City [baseball] organization
might have turned the corner."
Plant City was more than
just within range of beating
Sarasota, the team that won
the state championship in
2007 and was thought to be
headed there last year before
an upset loss to Lakeland in
the playoffs. The Raiders led
4-2 in the sixth inning, when
Sarasota tied the score due to
some Raider errors.
With two outs in the bottom
of the seventh, the Raiders had
the winning run on third base


With Lakeland, Sarasota and Riverview all in
6A-8, the going will be tough for Plant City and
Durant.


but grounded out. Kyle Madill
doubled in the bottom of the
ninth. With two out, Ross Kip
hit a ball up the middle that
looked destined to be the
game-winning hit, but Saraso-
ta's star shortstop Scotter Gen-
nett managed to make a great
stop and throw to first.
Despite eventually losing on
a homer and a couple of hits,
Sodders chose to dwell on the
positive aspects of the game.
Namely, his team's tempera-
ment throughout.
"That's what you work for.
Everybody was so involved,
into the game, pulling together
for each other," he said. "You


.have to understand, every time
we've played Sarasota it's
light's out. It's 5-0 before you
know it, and the game's over."
With Micah Carmony and
K'Shawn Smith returning from
outstanding sophomore sea-
sons, the Raider offense is
again in good shape. Kip and
Jeff Jacobsen head the pitching
staff; both are seniors. Jacob-
sen tossed five strong innings
against Sarasota.
Plant City opened its season
Feb. 17 with another narrow
loss, 3-2, to Newsome. Travis
Hippler's two-run single pro-
vided the Raider runs.
After the loss to Sarasota the


Raiders played Lakeland,
which may be considered the
district favorite this season.
Lakeland won that game 11-0.
The Raiders were scheduled
to play Riverview and Freedom
on Friday and Saturday, re-
spectively. Next up is a trip to
Sarasota Riverview on Friday.
With Lakeland, Sarasota and
Riverview all in 6A-8, the going
will be tough for Plant City and
Durant. The Cougars were able
to keep it close in their opener
against Lakeland but lost 6-3.
After a 0-3 start the Cougars
took out their frustrations on
East Bay, beating the Indians
11-0 on Feb. 24.
Joe Lombrana, John Hicks,
Adam Albers, Brad Sabourin
and Michael Crabb all had two
hits in the game. Austin Buck
threw a one-hitter.


CRIME TRACKER
This is a partial list of crimes and
service calls reported Feb. 19-25 to the
Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office.
Questions about a specific event
should be directed to the sheriffs
office at (813) 247-8200.

33527
Clinton St, Block 14400, drug law
violation, Feb. 24, 7:24 p.m.
Clinton St, Block 14600, disturbance,
Feb. 20, 4:57 p.m.
Dover Rd N, Block 3100, disturbance,
Feb. 25,12:40 p.m.
Dover Rd N/Salem Church Rd,
criminal mischief, Feb. 20, 6:06 p.m.
Dover Rd N/Wooten Rd, loose
animal, Feb. 23, 6:55 p.m.
Downing St, Block 14300, domestic
violence, Feb. 20, 6:58 a.m.
Dr King Blvd, Block 14700, criminal
mischief, Feb. 25, 9:03 a.m.
Dr King Blvd, Block 14700, identity
theft, Feb. 24, 12:30 p.m.
Fritzke Rd, Block 2300, mail theft,
Feb. 23,11:31 a.m.
Grant St, Block 14500, noise com-
plaint, Feb. 21, 6:58 p.m.
Kirkland Rd, Block 2300, mail theft,
Feb. 24, 10:15 a.m.
Lawncrest PI, Block 6100, vehicle
burglary, Feb. 23, 4:23 p.m.
Lawncrest PI, Block 6100, vehicle
burglary, Feb. 23, 5:07 p.m.
Lindsey St, Block 3700, theft, Feb. 21,
11:16 a.m.
Location Withheld, child abuse, Feb.
24, 6:34 p.m.
Mcintosh Rd, Block 12400, prowler,
Feb. 23, 11:37 p.m.
Mcintosh Rd/Tomar Dr, traffic
crash/injuries, Feb. 24,8:40 a.m.
Montayne Ave, Block 14600, criminal
mischief, Feb. 25, 10 a.m.
Newsome Rd, Block 12900, theft,
Feb. 19, 6:50 p.m.
Renfroe Ave, Block 14700, illegal
dumping, Feb. 24, 10:17 a.m.
SR 60 E, Block 5200, illegal dumping,
Feb. 19,10:35 a.m.
SR 60 E, Block 5200, noise complaint,
Feb. 21, 9:54 p.m.
Sydney Rd/Dover Rd N, drug law
violation, Feb. 24, 4:45 p.m.
Sydney Washer Rd, Block 900, illegal
dumping, Feb. 19, 10:50 a.m.


US 92 E/Mcintosh Rd, DUI, Feb. 22,
3:36 a.m.

33540
Dormany Rd N, Block 6400, neighbor
trouble, Feb. 22, 1:01 p.m.
Gator Ranch St, Block 6700, person
down, Feb. 20, 7:46 a.m.
Knights-Griffin Rd W, Block 4900,
business burglary, Feb. 21,10:14 a.m.
Peeples Rd, Block 4900, prowler, Feb.
21, 10:34 p.m.
Pless Rd, Bfock 5300, stolen vehicle,
Feb. 23, 3:45 p.m.

33563
Alamo Dr, Block 1400, discharge
firearm, Feb. 19, 9:13 p.m.
Beauchamp Rd, Block 4600, loose
animal, Feb. 20,1:28 p.m.
Fletcher Ln/US 92 W, disturbance,
Feb. 25, 5:35 p.m.
US 92 W/Turkey Creek Rd N, DUI,
Feb. 22, 3:29 a.m.
US 92 W/Turkey Creek Rd N, drug
law violation, Feb. 22, 4:43 a.m.

33565
1-4 Eastbound/Fritzke Rd, neighbor
trouble, Feb. 19, 10:05 a.m.
1-4 Eastbound/Park Rd N, traffic
crash/injuries, Feb. 21, 3:21 a.m.
Albritton Rd E, Block 2800, prowler,
Feb. 22, 8:56 p.m.
Baker St E, Block 1500, illegal dump-
ing, Feb. 25, 1 p.m.
Baker St E, Block 1600, illegal dump-
ing, Feb. 25, 12:55 p.m.
Cherry St W, Block 800, drug law
violation, Feb. 24, 5:43 p.m.
Dr King Blvd E, Block 1300, drug law
violation, Feb. 24, 6:01 p.m.
Fritzke Rd, Block 2400, mail theft,
Feb. 23, 11:29 a.m.
Gordon St N, Block 1400, illegal
dumping, Feb. 25, 12:39 p.m.
Harvey Tew Rd, Block 5500, resi-
dential burglary, Feb. 22, 10:56 a.m.
Knights-Griffin Rd E, Block 2600,
assault/battery, Feb. 19,10:23 a.m.
Knights-Griffin Rd E/Bailey, suspi-
cious article, Feb. 22, 7:09 p.m.
Location Withheld, missing juvenile/
runaway, Feb. 21,1:16 p.m.
Mcintosh Rd, Block 12400, prowler,
Feb. 23, 11:37 p.m.


Mcintosh Rd/Tomar Dr, traffic
crash/injuries,.Feb. 24, 8:40 a.m.
Miley Rd, Block 4800, criminal
mischief, Feb. 25, 1:10 p.m.
Paul Buchman Hwy/Joe Mcintosh,
loose animal, Feb. 25, 7:31 a.m.
Paul Buchman Hwy/Knights-Griffin,
DUI, Feb. 19, 2:26 a.m.
Paul Buchman Hwy/Knights-Griffin,
DUI, Feb. 21, 1:27 a.m.
Paul Buchman Hwy/Knights-Griffin,
loose animal, Feb. 25, 7:30 a.m.
Paul Buchman Hwy/Sam Allen Rd,
loose animal, Feb. 25, 7:32 a.m.
Sam Allen Rd E, Block 900, dis-
turbance, Feb. 19, 6 p.m.
Strauss Rd, Block 4300, disturbance,
Feb. 22, 6:59 p.m.
Terrace Dr W, Block 1300, prowler,
Feb. 20, 12:23 a.m.
Turkey Creek Rd/Sydney Rd, DUI,
Feb. 21, 2:11 a.m.
Village Park Rd, Block 2200, stalking,
Feb. 25, 7:50 p.m.

33566
Berry Rd, Block 2400, illegal dump-
ing, Feb. 19,11:16 a.m.
Coronet Rd, Block 4500, accidental
injury, Feb. 25, 2:41 p.m.
Dr King Blvd, Block 5000, distur-
bance, Feb. 20, 6:32 p.m.
Forbes Rd N/Dr King Blvd, hit-and-
run/injuries, Feb. 23, 8:15 p.m.
Frank Moore Rd/Medulla Rd, loose
animal, Feb. 24, 6:52 a.m.
Hidden Palms Ln, Block 3100, dead
person, Feb. 24, 4:45 p.m.
Horton Rd, Block 5100, prowler, Feb.
20, 8:35 p.m.
Jap Tucker Rd, Block 3100, assault/
battery, Feb. 25, 8 p.m.
Jim Johnson Rd, Block 2700, neighbor
trouble, Feb. 23,9:08 p.m.
Johnson Rd W, Block 300, vehicle
burglary, Feb. 22, 5:36 a.m.
Johnson Rd W, Block 300, vehicle
burglary, Feb. 22, 8:37 a.m.
Johnson Rd W, Block 700, drug law
violation, Feb. 25, 1:08 p.m.
Location Withheld, child abuse, Feb.
19, 6:36 p.m.
Location Withheld, child abuse, Feb.
20, 1:22 p.m.
Location Withheld, missing juvenile/


runaway, Feb. 23, 5:43 p.m.
Location Withheld, sexual battery,
Feb. 20, 2:39 p.m.
Nesmith Rd, Block 4800, illegal
dumping, Feb. 25, 1:18 p.m.
Pineway Dr N, Block 3000, assault/
battery, Feb. 24, 11:03 p.m.
Pineway Dr N, Block 3000, dis-
turbance, Feb. 21, 2:29 p.m.
Pineway Dr N, Block 3000, neighbor
trouble, Feb. 22, 2:44 p.m.
Pineway Dr S, Block 2900, criminal
mischief, Feb. 25, 5:05 p.m.
Raider PI, Block 1, criminal mischief,
Feb. 19,10:51 a.m.
Raider PI, Block 1, drug law violation,
Feb. 24, 10:23 a.m.
Raider PI, Block 1, drug law violation,
Feb. 25, 12:04 p.m.
Rain Frog Ln/SR 60 W, discharge
firearm, Feb. 22, 11:14 p.m.
SR 60 E/Turkey Creek Rd, loose
animal, Feb. 19, 6:10 p.m.
SR 60 W/Rain Frog Ln, loose animal,
Feb. 19, 6:10 p.m.
Sam Astin Rd, Block 3500, dis-
turbance, Feb. 23,4:24 p.m.
Sam Hicks Rd, Block 3000, dis-
turbance, Feb. 22, 3:14 p.m.
Sparkman Rd, Block 300, discharge
firearm, Feb. 25, 3:50 a.m.
Sparkman Rd, Block 400, assault/
battery, Feb. 25, 8:46 p.m.
Sparkman Rd, Block 500, animal call,
Feb. 19, 5:50 a.m.
Sydney Rd, Block 5100, neighbor
trouble, Feb. 23,12:02 p.m.
Trapnell Rd W, Block 4900, assault/
battery, Feb. 21,1:50 p.m.
Trapnell Rd W/Drawdy Rd, dis-
turbance, Feb. 19, 9:16 p.m.
Turkey Creek Rd, Block 3200, fight,
Feb. 22, 12:23 a.m.
Turkey Creek Rd/SR 60 E, DUI, Feb.
22, 12:38 a.m.
US 92 E/Son Keen Rd, loose animal,
Feb. 23, 6:53 p.m.
Wiggins Rd S, Block 2800, assault/
battery, Feb. 21, 12:22 a.m.
Wiggins Rd S, Block 2900, prowler,
Feb. 19, 1:09 a.m.
Wiggins Rd S, Block 2900, prowler,
Feb. 24, 12:21 a.m.

33567


CR 39 S, Block 8100, DUI, Feb. 21, 1:24
a.m.
County Line Rd S, Block 6400, theft
of service, Feb. 23,4:52 p.m.
County Line Rd S, Block 800, dis-
turbance, Feb. 23, 7:28 p.m.
Durant Rd/Turkey Creek Rd, DUI,
Feb. 22,12:51 a.m.
Ewell Rd/County Line Rd S, traffic
crash/injuries, Feb. 22, 8:42 p.m.
Farkas Rd W, Block 5700, noise
complaint, Feb. 21, 9:24 p.m.
Henry George Rd/Keysville Rd,
illegal dumping, Feb. 20,9:49 a.m.
Henry George Rd/Keysville Rd, loose
animal, Feb. 22, 1:01 p.m.
Henry George Rd/Old Hopewell,
loose animal, Feb. 22, 1:07 p.m.
Holloway Rd/James L Redman Pky,
traffic crash/injuries, Feb. 24, 4:35 p.m.
Keysville Rd E/CR 39 S, animal call,
Feb. 20, 6:57 a.m.
Keysville Rd E/CR 39 S, traffic crash/
injuries, Feb. 23, 8:09 a.m.
Keysville Rd W/CSX, traffic crash/
injuries, Feb: 23, 8:09 a.m.
Location Withheld, missing juvenile/
endangered, Feb. 20, 10:01 p.m.
Mercer Lp, Block 1100, discharge
firearm, Feb. 23, 1:26 p.m.
Nesmith Rd/Merrin Rd E, illegal
dumping, Feb. 25, 1:35 p.m.
SR 60 E, Block 800, disturbance, Feb.
22, 9:45 a.m.
SR 60 E/CR 39 S, loose animal, Feb.
25, 9:31 a.m.
SR 60 W/Bugg Rd, loose animal, Feb.
19, 6:10 p.m.
SR 60 W/Mud Lake Rd, loose animal,
Feb. 19, 6:10 p.m.
Trapnell Rd E, Block 200, discharge
firearm, Feb. 21, 2:15 a.m.
Trapnell Rd W, Block 100, vehicle
burglary, Feb. 19, 8:51 a.m.
Trapnell Rd W, Block 1400, identity
theft, Feb. 25, 1:26 p.m.
Woodrow Wilson St N, Block 500,
drug law violation, Feb. 19,4:59 p.m.
Woodrow Wilson St N, Block 500,
weapon on campus, Feb. 19, 2:30 p.m.

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four-field softball complex,
and an administration build-
ing with a 1,500-square-foot
conference facility.
Dave Nicholson

Tithing For
The Recession
In the midst of economic
belt-tightening everywhere,
one Plant City commissioner
has suggested a 10 percent
salary cut for the five-member
board.
Commissioner Dan Rauler-
son raised the issue at the Feb.
23 meeting. "We are heading
into some rough waters here,"
he told fellow commissioners,
who did not immediately re-
spond to the suggestion.
Questioned after the meet-
ing, Raulerson said a salary
reduction for the board
seemed prudent in the face of
budget cuts the city has made
and faces in the future.
"If we're going to make de-
mands on people to do with-
out, we have to start looking at
ourselves," Raulerson said.
The salary issue might come
up for discussion, or a motion,
at a future commission meet-
ing, Raulerson said. "We're go-
ing to have some tough times,
some tough decisions" requir-
ing budget cuts, "and that
starts here," he said.
Commission salaries are
$9,526 annually.
George Wilkens


Commissioner Draws
No Opposition
Mary Yvette Thomas Mathis
was automatically re-elected
to the Plant City Commission
when the qualification period
ended Feb. 20 without the in-
cumbent drawing a challenger.
The lack of challengers also
cancels the nonpartisan city
election scheduled for April 7.
Mathis announced at the
Jan. 26 commission meeting
she would seek another three-
year term as the Group 5 com-
missioner.
Mathis has been on the five-
member board since January
2000, when she won a special
election to complete the term
of Sadye Gibbs Martin, who
died of cancer two months
earlier while in office.
Mathis went on to win the
Group 5 seat in the April 2000
municipal election and has
won re-election every three
years since.
The post pays $9,526 annu-
ally.
Mathis, assistant principal
of curriculum at Giunta Mid-
dle School in Riverview, was
born in Lakeland but is a long-
time Plant City resident.
"I look forward to the next
three years working with the
mayor and my fellow commis-
sioners," Mathis said at the
Feb. 23 commission meeting.
Addressing constituents, she
added, "I'm here for you. My
heart and door are always
open."
She was the only commis-
sioner who faced re-election
this year.
George Wilkens


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PLANT CITY In one of the
lowest-scoring championship
games in program history, the
Panthers defeated the Pistons
11-9 for the Cadet League title
in Plant City Recreation and
Parks Department/Optimist
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were crowned as the season
came to an end last week.
The Pistons and Panthers
were fitting finalists in the Ca-
det League, for 8- and 9-year-
old boys and girls. The Pistons
went through the regular sea-
son as the lone unbeaten team
at 7-0, and the Panthers only
loss was to the Pistons by a
single point, 13-12. In the finals
Austin Eldridge scored seven
for the Panthers and Travaris
Gayner led the Pistons with six.-
The game was played Feb.
23 at the Plant City Family
YMCA. Both teams averaged
more than 25 points per game


during the season but their
meetings turned into low-
scoring affairs.
In the semifinals the Bears,
who were 6-1 during the sea-
son, fell to the Pistons 26-21.
Gayner scored 14 points. The
Panthers got by the Grizzlies
16-14 with Chase Lawson scor-
ing four points. Matthew
Mashburn had nine for the
Grizzlies.
While the Cadet League fi-
nalists were according to form,
that was not the case in the
Junior Boys League. for 10- and
11-year-olds, where the Hor-
nets won the Feb. 23 champi-
onship over the Bucks 33-2 at
the YMCA. The Hornets fin-
ished the regular season tied
for third with a 5-2 record
while the Bucks were in the
middle of the pack at 4-3.
But in the first round the 7-0
Celtics were upset by the Pac-
ers 21-15. The Hornets, who
opened with a 50-23 win over
the Lakers, then took out the
Pacers 30-27 in the semifinal.
Zachary Smith. and Henry Yo-
ho scored 12 points each for
the Hornets in the first-round
victory. In the semis the Hor-
nets were able to overcome 16


points from Jordin Robinson
of the Pacers.
The Bucks defeated the
Spurs 30-28 in the semifinals,
eliminating the team that went
6-1 during the season and was
second place in the league.
Kensey Davis scored 12 for the
Bucks and Caleb Gregory add-
ed eight, while Josh Gude
scored 14 for the Spurs.
In the finals Yoho had 15
points and Devon Rhoades
had eight to lead the Hornets
to victory.
A perfect 11-0 record was
posted by the Magic, champi-
on of the Senior Boys League
for 12- and 13-year-olds. In the
Feb. 24 finals the Magic beat
the Hawks 37-32 with Dustin
McGrath scoring 18 points and
Jacari Stevenson adding 17.
James Orso scored eight points
and Cody McDaniel and Chris-
topher Shaw. scored six each
for the Hawks, who ended up
9-3 as the age group's second-
best team.
The clear top two teams in
the Premier League for 14- to
16-year-olds met up in the
finals, with the Nuggets cruis-
ing to a 46-28 win over the
Jayhawks. Brian Collins scored


12 points, Harley Jenkins had
seven and Aric Aumond and
Ricky Herring tossed in six
apiece. The Jayhawks got 22
from Preston Wilkerson. Both
clubs finished with 11-1 re-
cords.
In the semis Collins went for
22 points to guide the Nuggets
by the Sonics 64-52, and the
Jayhawks edged the Trailblaz-
ers 49-47 with Zack Batley
pouring in 29 points.
Girls championships were
captured by the Nets and
Stars. The Nets, 8-1, had no
trouble taking the Junior Girls
(10- and 11-year-olds) crown,
winning the semifinal 35-24,
and in the final 33-10. Two
Nets players, Arlancia Har-
grove and Taylor Edgemon,
outscored the Liberty all by
themselves in the Feb. 23 con-
test.
The Senior Girls (12- to 14-
year-olds) final was decidedly
in favor of the Stars, who beat
the Suns 38-18. Erin Gregory
scored 13 and Aliyah Gregory
added 11 for the Stars, who had
tied for the regular-season title
with the Comets at 5-2. The
Comets lost to the Suns in the
first round.


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Coach Dennis
Kitko sees great
potential in
the team.
By DAREK SHARP
dsharp@tampatrib.com
PLANT CITY The Durant
High wrestling team went up
at some point during the sea-
son against nine of the state's
overall top 10 squads. That
tough -schedule helped result
in the second-best state per-
formance in school history.
T.J. Davis and Nick Hadick
both reached the semifinals of
the Class 3A wrestling meet,
which concluded Feb. 21 in
Lakeland. Durant's team point
total of 22 was surpassed only
by the output of the 2006
Cougars.
"It was brutally tough, our
schedule," Durant head coach
Dennis Kitko said. "But be-
cause of it, our guys knew what
to expect. They had gone up
against state-championship
type wrestlers all season."


Davis was a good example.
His regular season record was
35-9, which gave him the 11th
most losses out of the 16 wres-
tlers in his 145-pound bracket.
Rarely does a third-place re-
gional finisher advance to the
semifinals, but Davis did so
first by defeating Apopka se-
nior Keith Polson, then Cy-
press Bay's Alex Dahl.
In the semifinals Davis ran
into eventual champ Shaken-
drick Sanders of South Dade,
who pinned all of his oppo-
nents in Lakeland and finished
with a 52-1 record for the sea-
son. After that Davis lost two
close matches to settle for a
sixth-place finish.
"T.J. learned a lot,"- Kitko
said. "He got caught in a cou-
ple of moves in those consola-
tion matches. Both were very
close."
Kitko was adamant on how
he feels Davis can do if he
continues to improve next
year, which will be his senior
season: "If he continues to
work hard, I'd be surprised if
he doesn't win state next year.


I really would."
Hadick closed out his senior
campaign with a fourth-place
finish in the state's heavy-
weight class. Like Davis, Had-
ick won his first two matches,
but his semifinal match was
extremely close. After that de-
feat Hadick went 1-1 to finish
in fourth.
His wins were over Alexan-
der Wethy from Columbus
High in Miami, Donovan
Creek of Timber Creek (who
was 41-1 before losing to Had-
ick) and Joseph McNamara of
Cypress Bay.
The semifinal defeat came
on a pin with just 20 seconds
left in a 2-2 match against
Lakeland's Brenton Clayton,
who lost in the finals to un-
defeated Henry Chirino of
American High in Hialeah.
"Nick wrestled great -all
weekend. He took care of two
good opponents then the ones
he lost were close," Kitko said.
Titus Homer also reached
the state meet for Durant. He
went 0-2 in the 171-pound


bracket..
Durant's 2006 team, led by
individual state champion Ad-
am Doback, was the only other
Cougars squad to land' two
wrestlers in the state semis.
Several other Cougars came
up just short of qualifying for
state. In an ultra competitive
Region 2 tournament,, held
Feb. 13-14 at Royal Palm Beach
High School, a top-four: finish
was required. Alex Hamm (112
pounds) won his first, two
matches but then lost to Kis-
simmee Osceola's Tim Lock-
smith 2-0.
Plant City's returning state
qualifier, Travis Vollick, won
his district tourney but lost the
semifinal in the regional tour-
nament, then fell to River-
view's Rafael Riv in a match
that decided v would ad-
vance to state.
Kissimmee Osceola won the
3A state title, with Blooming-
dale (10th place) doing the best
of any Tampa Bay area school.
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Two athletes line up for the 50-meter walk Feb. 19 at the Special
Olympics competition at Durant High School.


Donald Maybie, 19, left, stands
with Durant High track team
member John Mitchell after
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A fish pond game was among several carnival games Durant High
service clubs designed to entertain Special Olympic athletes.


Special Olympians Flock To Durant

The high school hosted events to prepare athletes for the regional competition at USF on March 14.


By GEORGE WILKENS
gwilkens@tampatrib.com
PLANT CITY Special Olym-
pians from a half-dozen east-
ern Hillsborough County
schools converged on Durant
High recently to gauge the
success of months of training
for this month's regional com-
petition.
"This is the first competitive
event for these athletes," said
Tom Denham, Hillsborough
County Special Olympics exec-
utive director, who participat-
ed in the Feb. 19 event.
"They've been training for
eight weeks leading up to this."
Noting the event drew 74
competitors, Denham de-
clared it a success. "This is
basically a qualifying event for
the regional competition at the
University of South Florida on
Saturday, March 14," Denham
said.
That event is expected to


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Photos from Durant High School
Special Olympics athlete Taylor Wright, 19, poses with Durant
High cheerleader Tonya Hawkins.


draw 700. athletes from Hills-
borough and Polk counties, he
said. Top finishers go on to
compete in the two-day state
meet in Orlando in May. "That
event brings about 2,200 ath-
letes from around the state of
Florida," Denham said.
Preparation for the Durant
event began at 6:30 a.m. and


included work by volunteers
from the school's service
clubs, who erected carnival
games of skill and luck they
designed and built to entertain
athletes between competitive
events.
"The- kids came up with
what they wanted to do," said
Cynthia Carrig; a teacher of the


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Assistant Candy Owens. Fromn
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Miller, Kyle Hamilton and
.... .. ...Joshua Delp. The pack was
escorted by leaders Mark
Hamilton and Sean Ball.


Austin Roche, left, and class-
mate Verdal Stokes clown
around after the carnival.
Educable Mentally Handi-
capped at Durant and a Spe-
cial Olympics coach of track
and field events. "They've
been working on it for a few
weeks."
Enjoying a lollipop earned
by pitching a softball through
an opening in a plywood Du-
rant cougar built by Senior


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The event will include plastic
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LEADERSHIP TRAINING: Faith
Family Outreach Church of
Plant City, 1214 W. Reynolds
St., Suite 2, has launched a


Council members, Austin
Roche, 14, said he enjoyed the
camaraderie. "Me and him ran
five races," he said, pointing to
Giunta Middle School class-
mate Verdal Stokes.
Stokes, 13, agreed, rattling
off the list of races the pair ran.
The 400-meter race was his
favorite, he said, "Because I
won and it's challenging."
Schools competing in the
shot put, other track and field
events and soccer led by Du-
rant coach Jamin Hollings-
worth were: Giunta Middle;
Eisenhower Exceptional Cen-
ter; Plant City High; J.S. Rob-
inson Elementary; Durant
High; and Lopez Exceptional
Center.
The Special Olympics are for
students with intellectual disa-
bilities.

Reporter George Wilkens can be
reached at (813) 865-4433.


new leadership training pro-
gram, the Christian Leadership
Development Institute, to
provide instruction in the basic
skills needed for assisting with
positions of leadership within
ministries. Some topics cov-
ered in the seven-week train-
ing program will include qual-
ities of an effective leader,
communicating effectively and
more. Pauline Rivers, the
church's co-pastor and an
organization development and
learning consultant with a
doctoral degree from the Uni-
versity of Florida, will serve as
executive director and lead

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A Monday hearing
will address
stagnant water.
By GEORGE WILKENS
gwilkens@tarmpatrib.com
PLANT CITY The city is
about to tighten code enforce-
ment regulations to prohibit
algae-covered swimming
pools like one that rallied frus-
trated Gilchrist Heights resi-
dents to action last year.
A 7:30 p.m. Monday public
hearing is scheduled on a pro-
posed city code amendment
addressing stagnant water.
The hearing will be held dur-
ing the commission's regular
meeting at City Hall, 302 W.
Reynolds St.
City Manager David Solleni-
berger said, the proposed
amendment was spawned by
last year's problem with a
backyard swimming pool
owned by Fran Neilsen.
The stagnant pool behind
that vacant house at 1101 N.
Knight St. prompted neighbors
to post yard signs protesting
the property's condition last
spring. Some signs included
photographs of the algae-cov-
ered pool they said emitted
foul odors that aggravated re-
spiratory problems and some-
times overflowed into adjacent*
yards.
The proposed amendment
"would allow the city to clean
up the mess and assess it
against the property owner,"
Sollenberger said. "A lot of the
complaints were that it was a
mosquito breeding ground,"
'he said of the Neilsen pool.
"We didn't have any means to
deal with that, but this will
provide it."
Proposed code additions in-
clude a paragraph' stating:
"Stagnant or insufficiently
treated water, in a pool, pond
or container of any kind,


Bilirakis Staff Member
To Be At Library
PLANT CITY An aide to U.S.
Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis will be
available to meet with constit-'
uents from 9 to 9:30 a.m.
March 11 at Bruton Memorial
Library, 302 W. McLendon St.


Should the cited prob-
lem remain uncorrected
after 20 days, the city
will remedy the prob-
lem and assess the costs
to the property owner,
backed up by a proper-
ty lien if the debt is
unpaid after a month,
states the proposed
code amendment.

which has water in which algae
is allowed to grow or in which
mosquitoes or other insects
are able to breed is prohibited
and declared to be a public
nuisance."
Should the cited problem
remain uncorrected after 20
days, the city will remedy the
problem and assess the costs
to the property owner, backed
up by a property lien if the
debt is unpaid after a month,
states the proposed amend-
ment.
Knight Street residents, who
also complained about a
shredded blue tarp on the
storm-damaged roof of the
house, said they tried for three
years to force repairs or con-
demnation. They alleged the
city was dragging its, feet be-
cause the owner is a longtime
Christmas parade co-chair and
former city planning board
member. The city denied it
gave Neilsen any special treat-
ment.
The pool owner drained it in
May. On Oct. 14, however, the
code enforcement board lev-
ied a $1,600 fine against Neil-
sen for failure to repair the
weather-damaged eaves of the
house within 10 days.

Reporter George Wilkens can be
reached at (813) 865-4433.

Constituents are invited to
bring any issues, concerns or
requests for assistance related
to Congress and the federal
government.
For information, -call the
congressman's Palm Harbor
District Office at (727) 773-
2871.
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letic aspect of life at Liberty.
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and a Christian school," she
said. "I was able to meet my
future teammates, and they
are such a great group. They
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She raised two pigs and three
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Other sports remain of in-
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track to close out her Raider
athletic career. She carries a
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Though Raider head soccer
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) Sunday 8:30am-2pm: Admission just $5!
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Plant City High School
Plant City High senior Emily Hoy, center, attends a signing cere-
mony over her commitment to Liberty University in Virginia. Seat-
ed with Emily are her parents, Greg and Debbie.


of her future during her sopho-
more year at Plant City. Jason
blneits and Ben Strawbridge,
both coaches on Hoy's club
soccer team, played their col-
lege ball at Liberty.
She attended a summer
camp at Liberty in 2007 and
that was it as far as Hoy was
concerned.
"I knew this was my college.
If I could have signed then I
would have," she said. Without
naming the school, Hoy said
she cut a recruiting trip else-
where short recently, telling
the coach "I'm sorry to have
wasted your time" because she
knew Liberty would be her
ultimate choice.
Hoy made her verbal com-
mitment last spring but still
wanted to visit other schools.
The Liberty staff clearly re-
ciprocated the interest. Hoy
will be the only player from
Florida on the Flames roster.
Debbie Hoy, Emily's moth-
er, is the testing coordinator at
Plant City High. She said ath-
letics were an early love for
Emily; at age 3 she was into
T-ball and gymnastics as well









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MERCHANDISE

( Air Conditioners ))
AAAA-AC/A & H/P's
"Brand new-n-box AC's
for Less" 2 ton $1380
2.5 ton $1480 3 ton
$1580 3.5 ton $1740
Prof Install Avail, C.C.
Ok Lic Bonded Insure
Call: 813-453-9033
A/C and H/P Systems
N.I.B. 10 Year Warranty
2 Ton $1094.52
3 Ton $1280.70
4 Ton $1552.48
Inst. Avail. Free Delivery
2727-808-2308Z
A/C COOL/HEAT Units.
(Mobile Hm or House)
New hi-effic. 13-15 Seer.
Lowest prices in Fla!!
(lOyr war) Deliver/Ship
anywhere. Call 24 brs/7
days 813-643-9277



Garage &

Yard Sales
Discover treasure
waiting to be found.
DGAR1X1
I(Garage & Yard Sales)
CORK Area 6002 Miley
Rd, Sat, 3/7, 8am-2pm.
Clothes, Kmck Knacks
Misc and Household
Items and much MORE
PLANT City 2600 Karen
Dr, Located in Dorene
Terrace corner of Wild-
er & Frontage Rd, S. of
1-4. Sat, March 7, 8am-
3pm. Lots of household
misc items clothing,
plants and vMORE
PLANT CITY 3701 US 92 E
33566 Fri, March 6,
8AM-2PM, 3 FAMILY
SALE CLOTHES, SHOES,
FURNITURE & MORE


S Antiques & 1
Collectibles
BUYING-HUMMEL,S &
Watches working or not
Gold or Silver cash paid
Call Ron for appoint-
ment 727-504-0403
LIONEL & other old toy
trains wanted. Pvt. col-
lector pays $CASH$
Will travel to you
727-844-7616

A cuddly companion
could be yours. We've
got puppies, kittens
and more. Check them
out in Critter Corner.



Savers
FREE ADS FOR IEMS
S500 OR LESS,
ANCHOR, Danforth 13#
w/20' chain $30. Plant
City 813-754-5180
CERAMIC tile 16X16
earth tone marble, $2
each 813-763-4161
Dingy 8' fiberglass
w/oars. $275. Plant -
City 813-754-5180
DINING Table 6/chrs
cherrywood Haverty's
wht $350 813-689-3505
DIVE Suit Long for L
male $25. Plant City
813-754-5180
LAWNMOWER RIDING
#1 CONDITION $300.
813-752-2332
LAWN push mower good
condition $275.00
813-752-2332
PAINT interior 1st quail
ty $10 a gal assorted
coors 813-763-4161
PLATES (76-87 ea yr
Strawberry Fest H.C.
Fair) $25. 813-752-6566
RATTLESNAKE Diamond
Back mounted in muse
um case $299. 763-4161
TRAILER for single jet
ski $125. Plant City
813-754-5180
WEEDEATER good
condition. $175.00
813-752-2332


Antiques &
Collectibles
MUSEUM QUALITY 10'
FP Mantle c1890 $12k
8' Bookcase w/carved
lead glass doors $6k
9' c1875 Renaissance
Back Bar with carved
lady $9k EM me at
piernat ampabay.rr.co
m for details & photos
352-879-6560

MUSEUM QUALITY 10'
FP Mantle c1870 $12k
8' Bookcase w carved
lead glass doors $6k
9' c1875 Renaissance
Back Bar with carved
lady $9k EM me at
pierna@ta mpabay.rr.co
m for etails & p otos
352-897-6560
TOMAYO Mex Artist,
Sets of 15 Prints, Box
Sets, Signed, Text &
Listed by Octavio Paz.
727-916-8453

AUCTION
Estate Antiques, Fine Art
2 Day Auction Mar 21&22
Consignments Accepted
PAINTINGS AND
SILVER WANTED
Burchard Galleries
2528 30th Ave N St Pete
727-821-1167
burchardgalleries.com
FL License au322/ab169
( c Appliances )
A/C COOL/HEAT Units.
(Mobile Hm or House)
New hi-effic. 13-15 Seer.
Lowest prices in Flai!
(10yr war) Deliver/Ship
anywhere. Call 24 hrs/7
days 813-643-9277
DRYERS & OTHER APPLI-
ANCES BEST PRICES IN
TOWN! Large selection
of washers, dryers,
stoves & refrigerators.
Warranty & delivery in
limits. Don't amble,
know your dealer!
45yrs exp!
7604 Broadway 626-7787
8307 Armenia 933-8288
6201 Broadway 620-1590
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S Appliances )

WASHER & DRYER
$325 a Set, Stove $225,
SXS Ref $350 Dely Avail
813-373-9019 404-8125

WASHER & DRYER
Nice condition with
warranty $200. Can De -
liver. 813- 626-3754
WANTED DEAD or ALIVE
WASHERS & DRYERS
7604 Broadway Tampa
g 813-626-7787
( Auctions )
AUCTION every Thursday
night 1300 blk Gary Rd
Lakland Florida 33801
AU#2419 AB1788
Iloydslakeland.com
GIGANTIC 3-DAY Auction
March 11, 12,13, 2009
Montgomery Alabama.
(104) Singe, Tandem &
Tri-Axle Dumps, (2007-
2008) Mack, Truck Trae
tors, Lowboys, (68)
Crawler Loaders &
Tractors, (54)
Excavators (41) Motor
Graders & Scrapers,
38) Backhoes, (27)
ubber Tired Loaders,
Articulating Dumps.
Compactors Grinders,
Forklifts, Paving,
Skidders, Feller
Bunchers, Log Loaders,
Farm Tractors. J.M.
Wood Auction Co., Inc.
(334)264-3265. Bryant
Wood AL Lic# 1137.

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(Builders Supplies )
ABACA Wood All Floor-
ing Wholesale from the
Original Guy who start-
ed in this section. Visit
our Mega distribution
Center 2310 Success Dr.
Odessa I buy flooring
from all over the world
no Middleman, more
products in stock than
anyone that will sell to
the public. Containers
of Wood, Laminate, Ce-
ramic Stone starting at
994 sf. CARPET Thick &
Plush Hottest Looks,
Quality Luxurious, Be-
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Quality Dalton weekly
ipments. In house
pro installation crews.
We also do expert Sand
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Nobody beats our qual-
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hour. Rated in the top
2% Nationwide for serv-
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BRICK/PAVERS Manufac-
turers Outlet. Best Prices
Around! Buy Materials or
Installation. Largest
Display in USA. 17514 US
41 N. Lutz. Rubber Mulch
in 8 Colors. 813-949-1110
BUY in Quan. half & full
bundle price 2x8 #2
prime P.T. 10' 8.00- 12'
$9.00; 16'$12.50 574x6
deck or fence boards
12' $6.00; 16' $8.75ea;
5/4 x6 Trex $1.50 ft&
up; t&g vgrove S.Y. pine
rustic grade 1x4 29t ft
1x6 394; prem. grade;
1x4 484 1x6 58, Cy-
press; 1x6 rustic 68t;
premium 984; cedar t&g
stk $1.25 ft; 1x6 char
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custom millwor on site
ASK ABOUT
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SBuilders Supplies )
GARAGE DOORS,
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for your home Home
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I 813-579-7976
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Hardwood Flooring,
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Exotics Oak Bamboo,
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w/accessones. Quick
turn around. Delivery.
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Manufacturing, Inc.
888-393-0335 www.
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METAL ROOFING. 40yr
Warranty-Buy direct
from manufacturer
30/colors in stock, w/all
accessories. Quick turn
around. Delivery availa
ble. Gulf Coast Supply &
Mfg, (888)393-0335
www.GulfCoastSupply.c
om

r(Commercial Equipment)
LAUNDRY Mat Equip. 1
401b Cont'l Econowash
10, 9spd qn, 5 stackers
dbl money changr,$17K
obo. Lily727-289-4405

[ Computers' ]&
Equipment
AMD 5200+ New PC $399
Dual Core ASUS MB,
2GB, 320GB, DVDRW,
Windows Vista or XP.
14918 North Florida Ave
(813) 264-0408
ISORM.com Computers
AMD $99 Internet Ready
Computer. Laptops
starting at $199. New
systems starting at
$299. 1031 W. usch
PC Services 931.4976
COMPUTER REPAIR $59
Flat Fee, Not Per Hour
ISORM: Mon-Sat 10 to 7.
14918 North Florida Ave
(813) 264-0408 .


Computers &
Equipment
GET A NEW COMPUTER
Brand Name laptops &
Desktops BAD or NO
Credit No Problem
Smallest weekly pay
ments avail. It's Yours
NOW 1-800-932-3721
**Unavailable West Vir-
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Credit No Problem
Smallest weekly pay
ments avail. It's Yours
NOW 1-800-640-0656
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working services by A+
& Microsoft or CISCO
Certified Technicians.
All major credit cards
accepted. All work
guaranteed. 1-866-661-
EEK (4335)- r6
Electronics
DIGITAL HD Big Screen,
DLP & Plasma TV's
42"-63" super low prices
$300-600 & Unused
Digital TV 20 & 27"
$60- $75 813-886-1494
OPEN SAT. 9-1
MuickSilver Recycling
102 N Rome, ampa
S Furniture



THIS
AAA MATTRESS SALE!
THERAPEDIC
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Craftmatic # Beds,
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Wholesale From $199
90 Night Trial
FREE Fla. Delivery!
Showrooms Tampa,
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mattressor.com
1-800-ATSLEEP
(1800) 287-5337
ACCENT, Accesories, Bed
PILLOW-TOP $140.
Qn or Full Mattress set
ew in plastic w/ warr
KING $240.813-657-8449


( Furniture ]
ACCENT Acces., Art
Builder's Model Home
FURNITURE
Bedrooms, Dinings,
Sofas, Rugs, Etc. Buy
shown but never used,
at HUGE DISCOUNTS!
Tampa 813-215-2089
A/C COOL/HEAT Units.
(Mobile Hm or House)
New hi-effic. 13-15 Seer.
Lowest prices in Fla!!
(10yr war) Deliver/Ship
anywhere. Call 24 hrs/
days 813-643-9277
BED 0 ACHES 1 A+ mat-
tress with quilted top.
new $115. Also barely
used $95 free delivery.
727-418-7579
BEDROOMS Wicker
Must Sell.
Warehouse Full
813-876-1566
www.qualitywicker.com
BEDS AAA+ VISCO
Thera-Peutic Nasa
Memory Foam Mattress
AN1Y 5ZE-$399
NEW 25 YEAR WTY
FREE FAST Delivery
BEST PRICE DORMI
ADJUSTABLE $799
PILLOW TOPS fr $299.
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Pinellas/7101 US 19 No
Hernando/3021 US 19
OPEN EVERYDAY!
www.mattressdr.com
813-889-9020
727-525-6500
352-688-3454
863-299-4811
1-800-ATSLEEP
CUSHIONS We can recov-
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fabric or ours. Many
fabrics to choose from,
sold bytheyard. Quali-
ty Wicker 813-876-1566
DINING-ROOM Sets,
Wicker, Rattan &
Resin Must Sell!
813-876-1566
www.qualitywicker.com
MATTRESS CLOSE OUTS
Medium Plush Sets, All
Sizes, Factory Direct.
$188 to $399
2813-263-9668
Opportunity is
knocking in Classified.
We have hundreds of
available positions
listed every day.


PCINDEX

Furniture
MEMORY FOAM ALL
VISCO New Thera-
Peutic Mattresses
Member BBB 60 Night
Trial As Seen on TV
High Density 25 Year
Warranty T/F $348; Q
-$398; K-$498. Free
Florida Delivery. Thera-
Pedic, Dormia, # Beds,
Craftmatic Adjustables.
Best Price Guaranteed!!
Wholesale Showrooms
Tampa 813-889-9020
7924 W Hillsborough
Pinellas 727-525-6500
7101 US 19N Miami 305-
651-0506 21307 WW
2nd Ave Polk 863-299-
4811 Hernando 352-
688-3454 3021 Commep
cial Spr Hill
www.mattressdr.com
1-800-AT SLEEP 1-800-
287-5337

NO CREDIT CHECK
FINANCING
Sofa & Love Seat $495.
Queen Mattress
Sets $145.
MUCH MUCH MORE!
B & B OUTLET,
115 So. Evers St
PLANT CITY
813-759-8864
OUTDOOR wicker,
Seating, Pub &
Bistro Sets. Must Sell!
813-876-1566
www.qualitywicker.com

Wicker & Rattan
Furniture Repair
Tampa 813-876-1566

Health & Beauty

ONLINE PHARMACY Buy
Soma, Ultram, Fioricef,
Prozac Buspar
$71.99/90 $107/180
uantities PRICE IN-
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Over 200 Meds
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Products
ONLINE PHARMACY
Buy Soma, Ultram,
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www.trirx.org
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[ Jewelry & Watches ]
3.06ct. Rd Solitaire ring
yellow gold band, S13.-1,
color H, appraised
$31,396, Sell for $10,900.
813-997-2033
ROLEX-BUY-SELL
Service-Selection.Yates
Jewelers, 1708 S.Dale
Mabry. 813-253-2164.
WE-BUY-GOLD
Highest Prices Paid
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$ CASH FOR GOLD $ We
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Payouts Satisfaction
Guaranteed Call 1-877-
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Heavy Equipment J
FORKLIFT New, Used
Sales. Parts and Service,
Rentals, Racking.Tampa
Forklift Since 1974. 3221
N. 40th St 813-623-5251
( Medical Equipment
SCOOTER/POWER Chair
4 wheel charger, Light
ly used 650, Lift also
avail. Will Deliver
813-390-0391
Announce your
engagement or
anniversary
in Sunday's
Getaway section.


(Miscellaneous For Sale)|
A/C COOL/HEAT Units.
(Mobile Hm or House)
New hi-effic. 13-15 Seer.
Lowest prices in Fla!I
(lOyr war) Deliver/ Shin
anywhere. Call 24 hrs/ 7
days 813-643-9277
ALl Satellite Systems are
not the same. Program
ming starting under $20
per month, HDTV pro
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per month and FREE HD
andDVR systems for
new callers.
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1-800-799-4935
A NEW COMPUTER
-NOW!!!! Brand Name
Laptops & Desktops
Bad or NO Credit No
Problem Smallest
weekly payments avail.
It's Yours NOW Call 1-
800-804-7475
"Unavailable West Vir
ginia, Canada**
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SUNSETTERS AWNINGS
Enjoy Instant Summer
Shade & Comfort All
Summer and Save $200
Call for Free brochure,
DVD and $2000 Discount
certificate 1-800-881-
0836
CHURCH FURNITURE,
Does your church need
pews, pulpit set
daws steep, wifr
dows? B sale. New
cushion pews and
upholstery for hard
pews. 800-231-8360
www.pewsl.com
DIRECT FREE 4 Room
System! 265+ Channels!
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HBO, Showtime, Starz!
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Costs! Local Installers!
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Free HBO Showtime,
Starz! 130 HD Charf
nels! Free DVR/HD! No
Start Up Costs! Local
Installers! 1-800-973-
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FREE DIRECT 4 Room
System! 265+ Channels!
Starts $29.99! FREE
HBO, Showtime, Starz!
130 HD Channels!
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Up Costs! Local
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1-800-620-0058
MATTRESS.Factory Clos-
ing Shop Pillow tops
$377 SimmonsBeauty
Rest Queen $487 Kings
$698 813-263-9668
MEMORY FOAM THERA
PEUTIC NASA VISCO
MATTRESSES
WHOLESALE! T-$299 F-
$349 Q-$399 K-$499
ADJUSTABLES -$799
FREE DELIVERY 25 YEAR
WARRANTY 90 NIGHT
TRIAL 1-800-ATSLEEP
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(Miscellaneous Wanted)
DISH NETWORK
SATELLITE EQUIPMENT
New or Used. Will pay
cash and pick up.
(813) 376-3788
JEWELRY-WANTED,
Cert. Gemologist Buys.
Gold, Platinum, Silver,,
watches, coins
Diamonds. Call
Gemologist Sam, GIA
727-804-7463 Since 1978
gemologistsam.com
888-740-5970
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Baby Gran
Yamaha
5'8" black. Play
sounds great $650
727-542-013

Guitars Wan
Dead or Aliv
$$ Cash Rewar
727-992-302
STORE4STRINGS.
Instruments re
lessons & rentals
Location! 210 S K
Brandon (813) 65
nurseriess & Tr
KNIGHTS-NURS
Azaleas, Car
Roses, Boxwoo
Plant; Viburnun
More.Airport Rd
City #04710685
813-752-76
ORCHID SALE
Beautiful Orchi
bloom, starting
Phals, Cats, De
Vandas. Wed-T
8:30-1, Fri-Sat 8:3
HOLLOWAY NUR
4201 Holloway Rd
City Fl. 813-416
( Rugs & Carp
AREA-RUGS! 50
1-888-566-123
Click & See
www.yeagerfloorii
/arearugs.hl
CARPET, Hottest
Thick & luxurious
est Price's in
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next day. 1-888-56
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COMMUNITY
CALENDAR

Tuesday


JOB FAIR: Area employers are
being invited to participate in a
job fair at the Plant City campus
of Hillsborough Community
College. The event, sponsored
by the Student Services Division
at the Plant City campus in
conjunction with the Tampa Bay
Work Force Alliance, will be
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday in
the Trinkle center at the college,
1206 N. Park Road. The event is
free and open:to the public. Call
(813) 757-2154.

March


CHURCH EVENTS


Continued From Page 30

instructor. Sessions will be held
on designated Sunday after-
noons through April. Call (813)
759-0260 or e-mail pmrivers
phd@aol.com .
SPECIAL NEEDS MINISTRY:


GARDEN CLUB MEETING: The
Plant City Garden Club will hold.
a general meeting at 10 a.m.
March 16 at the home of Lisa
Firm, 208 Sugar Creek Drive,
Plant City. The topic will be
gardening in small spaces. The
public is welcome. For informa-
tion, call (813) 404-4922.
COMPUTER CLASSES: Bruton
Memorial Library, 302 W.
McLendon St., Plant City, will
offer the following computer
classes for adults this month: 7
to 8 p.m. March 16, mouse skills
and keyboard basics; 7 to 8 p.m.
March 23, Windows: introduc-
tion; and 7 to 8 p.m. March 30,
Windows: control panel, files
and CDs. Registration begins an
hour before each class at the'
information desk. Classes are


Faith Temple Assembly of God,
4240 N. Frontage Road, Plant
City, is offering a ministry for
those with special needs of all
ages at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. For
'information, call the church
office at (813) 752-0532 from 8
to 11:30 a.m., Monday through
Thursday.
OPEN DOOR BAPTIST: Open
Door Baptist Church, 702 E.
Alsobrook St., Suite B, Plant
City, has services that include


limited to 22 participants. Call
(813) 757-9215.
FREE CLASS: The city water
resource management division
will offer a free class, Backyard
Habitats, at 6:30 p.m. March 19.
Participants will learn about
making a backyard habitat and
their own concrete garden
stone. Class will be held at the
-Utilities Maintenance Ware-
house, 1804 Spooner Drive.
Students should preregister by
calling (813) 757-9289, ext.
2249.
CARD PARTY: The Plant City
Woman's Club's annual card
party will be at 11 a.m. March
20 at its clubhouse, 1110 N.
Wheeler St. The cost is $20. The
event will include a silent auc-
tion, lunch, beverages, desserts,


Sunday school at 11 a.m., Sun-
day morning worship at 11 a.m.,
Sunday evening worship at 7
p.m. and midweek worship at 7
p.m. Thursday. Call (813) 441-
4274.
HOPE LUTHERAN: Hope Luther-
an Church, 2001 N. Park Road,
Plant City, has services that
include worship at 8 and 10:30
a.m. Sunday; family Bible-hour
9:15 a.m. Sunday; Hispanic wor-
ship, 5:30 p.m. Sunday; and


bridge, canasta, dominoes,
cards and fellowship. Tickets
will be sold at the door. Call
(813) 752-3737.

April


SOCK HOP: An annual sock hop
to support the Plant City Cor-
nerstone Center will be April 4
at Brownlee's Barni, 5320 Berry
Patch Road, off Jerry Smith
Road, Plant City. Food will be
served from 5 to 7 p.m. and-a
disc jockey will play music from
6 to 10 p.m. Guests are encour-
aged to wear casual or retro
attire. Tickets are $20 for adults
and $10 for children. Money,
raised will help support the
Cornerstone Center, 315 N.
Collins St., formerly the sanctu-


6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Living
Hope, a contemporary alterna-,
tive to worship. Call (813) 752-
4622.
LORD OF LIFE: Lord of Life
Lutheran Church, 2104 Mud
Lake Road, Plant City, has Sun-
day services that include con-
temporary worship at 8:30 a.m.,
Christian education/Sunday
school at 9:30 a.m. and tradi-
tional worship at 10:30 a.m. The
Wednesday Alive program in-


ary of First Baptist Church of
Plant City. Call (813) 659-0421
or (813) 754-9526'
CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT:
The annual Ikon Children's Clas-
sic Golf Tournament will be
April 17 at Walden Lake Golf and
Country Club, 2001 Clubhouse
Drive, Plant City. The shotgun
start will be at 12:30 p.m. The
event, sponsored by South Flori-
da Baptist Hospital, the Greater
Plant City Chamber of Com-
merce and the Kiwanis Club,
supports children's causes. Call
(813) 757-8574

Send items at least a week before the
desired publication date to Communi-
ty Calendar, The Tampa Tribune, 101
N. Wheeler St., Plant City FL 33563,
e-mail to dnicholson@tampatrib.com
or fax to .(813) 865-4441.


cludes a fellowship meal at 5:30
p.m. and small group study and
activities at 6 p.m. There is no
cost although donations will be
accepted. Call (813) 752-6064.

Send items at least a week.before
desired publication'date. Include your
name, address and telephone number.
Send to Offerings, The Tampa Tribune,
101 N. Wheeler St., Plant City FL 33563,
e-mail to dnicholson@tampatrib.com or
fax to (813) 865-4441.


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versary Softtail Cus-
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low mileage $18K. 813-
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good 98k orig miles
2500 obo. 813-410-2641
DODGE 1994 Viper RT/10
17K miles, excellent
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Call 727-809 -2362.


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CHEVROLET 2006 Aveo
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Sunroof, 30 mph 4cyl
Dave Ramsey says sell
$8000 obo 813-662-5189
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V6, auto, air, power
steering, brakes & win-
dows. D, player, or-
int $2500813-350-023?
CORVETTE, 1991, red,
glass top, black leather
full power, excellent
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352-556-5506
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LINCOLN 1997 Towncar
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813-938-3653
NISSAN 2008 VERSA S
HB 8776 mi 4 cyl. auto.
Power pkg. AABS one
owner must sell.
$13,250 813-385-6930
TOYOTA 1993 Tercel, air,
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clean gas saver, $2,300.
813-634-4943
TOYOTA 1998 Camry CE
5 spd stick 4cyl 35+
mpg Hwy only 70Kmi
Top comfort, economy
Call 935-213 $5800
TOYOTA 1999 Camry LE
Auto, Beige Metallic
w/Tan in, 131K miles,
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$6500. Call 813-949-1655
VW Parts $1 & up on
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