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Thursday, March 17, 2005 Vol. 90 No. 40 Frostproof's Hometown Newspaper for More Than 85 Years 50 cents

At A Glance

Magic show
at library
On March 17, at 6:30pm,
magician Christopher Oz will
be here at the library for an
evening of magical "hopping
spring time" fun. the show is
free and open to all ages. very
family oriented.
Egg hunts planned
The Polk County Board of
County Commissioner's
Leisure Services Division and
Walgreens proudly presents the
Polk County Easter Egg Hunt
on Saturday, March 19 and Sat-
urday, March 26.
This is one event that will
keep you hoppin'. Be there
early and don't be late, this
event begins at 9 a.m. SHARP!
Bring your Easter basket
ready to take home prizes and
Special eggs will be marked
for special prizes! All children
ages 2-9 are welcome! Children
will be divided into three age
groups: 2-3 years, 4-6 years,
and 7-9 years.
The following locations will
take place on Saturday, March
26at 9 a.m.:
Hunt Fountain Park-
Located on the corner of Duff
and Green Road, North Lake-
land, hosted by North Lakeland
Lions Club.
Snively-Brooks Park-
Located at 710 Snively Ave,
Eloise, hosted by the Eloise
Neighborhood Association.
Waverly Park- Located on
Hodge Street off CR 540,
Waverly, hosted by Concerned
Citizens of Waverly.
Loughman Park- Located
at 6302 Old Kissimmee Road,
Loughman, hosted by North-
east Polk Soccer League.
; Polk City Park (Ballfeilds)-
Located at 5.130 Duey Road,.
Polk City, hosted by Polk City
Little League.
For more information call
Leisure Services at 863-534-
The Fort Meade Community
Easter Egg hunt will take place
on Saturday, March 19 at 9 a.m.
at Ft. Meade Heritage Park. Ft.
Meade Heritage Park is located
on NE 3rd Street.
5k run planned
BARTOW-The Polk Coun-
ty Leisure Services Division's
Fourth Annual 5k Cross-Coun-
try Run will take place on Satur-
day, April 2, at IMC-Peace River
Park in Homeland. On the day
of the event,
registration/check-in begins
at 7 a.m. and the race kicks off
at 8 a.m. There will be a $15
registration fee for all partici-
pants that pre-register by March
22 and a $20 registration fee for
those that do not pre-register.
All participants will receive
refreshments and race memo-
rabilia! Also, awards will be
given to the top runners and a,
$50 gift certificate, comple-
ments of Foot Locker, will be
given to the first male to com-
plete the run in less than 17
minutes and the first female to
finish the run in less than 20
minutes. To pre-register or
receive additional information,
call Brandy Gray at 863-534-
4340 or visit the Polk County
website at www.polk-
summer camp
Registration gets under way
soon at many Polk County loca-
tions for the 2005 installment of
the Polk County Leisure Ser-
vices Division's Camp R.O.C.K.
summer program for boys and
girls, graduation of kinder-
garten through age 12.
Camp R.O.C.K. offers chil-
dren an opportunity to engage
in a wide range of supervised

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how to contact the newspaper.

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Police work is family tradition

Deanna Respress Higgins did-
n't set out to become Frostproof's
first female chief of police.
"In the back of your mind as an
officer, you think, 'maybe one day
I'll be chief.' But I was just shoot-
ing for lieutenant," she explained.
"I went from sergeant to inter-
im chief, and then to chief," she
said. "It was a little overwhelming
at first.
"But now that I'm here, I want
to be the best chief I can," she

Chief Higgins became interim
chief in October and chief of
police in January.
She has been with the Frost-
proof Police Department for 15
years. She never wanted to do any-
thing else.
"My dad was a police officer in
Lake Wales," she said. "He was
the first plain clothes detective that
the Lake Wales Police Department
"It's probably in my blood,"
she said.
Chief Higgins said she always

wanted to be an officer like her
"People trusted him," she said.
"People trusted him and felt com-
fortable speaking to him. That was
the kind of officer I wanted to be.
"I want to do the right thing. I
try to help people but still uphold
the law," she said.
"I love working with people,"
the chief explained. "I want to
help people."
After attending the police acad-
emy, Chief Higgins started her
career in law enforcement with

Local history:German POWs worked in Florida



on farms
By MaiyAnn Morris
During World War II, sons,
fathers, brothers went away to
the far side of the world to fight
the terrible war in Europe. State-
side, ration coupons were issued
for meat, butter, gasoline.
Women.took up the jobs in facto-
ries and industry because the
men were off to the war. But the
war effort also deprived of agri- World War
culture of valuable labor. Florida, wh
Jamaican cane cutters refused to camps thr
travel from their island because Clewiston,
German U-boats harassed Amer- Glade, whe
ican shipping all along coastal ty, where tl
"We could go to the beach,"
.,,,j memberss Mrs. Frances Nail of
Clewiston. "But if we went out to
eat at night, we had no light at all.
We groped along in the dark r
because of the fear that the Ger-
mans would see the light and
know where we were."
Paul V McNutt, Chairman of
War Manpower Commission -
wrote Florida Senator Claude .
Pepper that he had certified to the
War Department the need to
establish detention camps for
German prisoners of war in Flori- '
da "to supply much needed labor "
in pulpwood cutting and the |
gathering of naval stores."
The German POWs found
themselves in rural communities
such as Belle Glade, where they German P(
worked in a bean cannery; Polk World War
County, where they picked citrus find out the
fruit; and, Clewiston, where they ent from G
were put to work cutting sugar mer POWs.
cane. Americans
Liberty Point Camp at Clewis-
ton was one of 26 prisoner war Recol
camps that the U.S. government
established in Florida during A series
World War II. Located eight miles
southeast of Moore Haven, aven pioneer
Used to be houring ofdruuuuu-
uthe green-roofed white build- -
ings had housed laborers on U,S. ''
Sugar's plantations until February
1944 when no workers came.
The POW camp existed there
until Sept. 6, 1945, according to
"Hitler's Soldiers in the Sunshine the German
State," by Robert D. Billinger Jr.. same food,
According to the provisions of and transpo
the Geneva Convention of 1929, ca's own sol

Courtesy photo/U.S. Navy Archives
II German POWs were taken to Jacksonville,
lere they were processed before being sent to
oughout the state. Some found themselves in
where they helped harvest sugar cane; in Belle
ere they worked in a cannery; and in Polk Coun-
hey picked oranges.

Courtesy photo/U.S. Navy Archives
OWs provided labor for Florida farms during
II. The experience also let the German soldiers
it their American "enemies" were not so differ-
erman farmers. After the war, some of the for-
found jobs in Germany working for or with the

about Florida's
s and history

prisoners had the
clothing, housing
rotation that Ameri-
diers stationed state-

side received.
The Red Cross initially called
the Clewiston camp, the "worst
camp ever seen" referring to the
103 degree heat and dusty condi-
tions caused by lack of rain.
Apparently the .Red Cross
observers did not realize that
these were normal conditions for
the south Florida region. North-
ern bred German detainees and
American officials visiting the
camp must have had the same
experience that anyone moving
from northern areas has with
See POWs -Page 2

the Bartow Police Department.
But working in a big department
was not her kind of law enforce-
"In Bartow, it seemed to me
that I was more of a note taker,"
she said. "As an officer, I would
respond to a call, take the informa-
tion and pass it on to a detective. I
would never find out what hap-
pened to the case."
She said her father advised her
that she might be happier at a
smaller department, and even
suggested Frostproof. Quite a few

members of the Respress family
lived in Frostproof, she explained,
and her father thought she would
like it there.
"I came here and they said 'you
have four or five hats'," she
remembered. As an officer, she
would take statements from a
crime victim, then process the
crime scene herself, do the investi-
gation and make the arrest.
"I love it," she said. "Here an
officer is on the case from begin-
See Tradition Page 2

Grant funds

classes in


International University
received a grant from the Cen-
tral Florida Hotel and Lodging
Association. Mr. Rich
Maladecki, president of the
CFHLA, presented a check for
$4,600.00 to Mr. Rex Yentes,
president of WIU, and Mr.
Oscar Sampedro, chairman of
the WIU Hospitality Business
Management Program. The
grant money will be used to
purchase a color laser printer,

cartridges, and visual aids to
be utilized by the Webber
International University HBM
The CFHLA is the largest
regional hotel association
with 75% of the hotels in
Orange, Osceola, and Semi-
nole counties as members.
The association raises grant
money by sponsoring the Bac-
cus Bash each year. This event
raises $100,000 for the associ-
ation's use.

FWC names

best lakes

for crappie

Three things you should
know about black crappie fish-
ing before you go: How to pro-
nounce their name; why some
people call them "paper-
mouths;" and where you find
the best places to catch them.
First of all, crappie rhymes
with choppy. It does not rhyme
with snappy.
Secondly, try to set the hook
like you would with a bass when
you have a crappie on the line,
and you'll find out all about that
"papermouth" appellation.
Finally, the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion's (FWC's) freshwater fish-
eries biologists have done all the
work to find Florida's 10 best
crappie fishing holes for 2005.

Dedicated professionals that
they are, FWC biologists also
have gone to the trouble of actu-
ally fishing for black crappie in
these fishing holes, so they could
develop the most effective tech-
niques and share them with the
rest of us here in the Fishing Cap-
ital of the World.
Incidentally, if you live in
south Florida, change "black
crappie" to "speckled perch"
throughout this manuscript, and
you'll understand a little better.
It's the same fish different
One thing freshwater fish-
eries biologists (the FWC just
calls them "fish heads" for short)
See Crappie -Page 2

The Latt Maxcy Memorial
Library is displaying a collection
of Laughlin Pottery, thanks to the
Frostproof Historical Museum.
The pottery is the collection of
Bonnie Smith. Visitors to the
library can view the colorful pot-
tery and learn a little about its his-
Laughlin Pottery was formed
in 1871 on the River Road in East
Liverpool, Ohio, as a partnership
between Homer and Shakespear
Laughlin. Business, grew and
sales increased despite Shake-
spear Laughlin leaving in 1879.
Over the next several years, new

production plants were added,
and by 1913, as sales continued
to increase and new manage-
ment added, Plant 5 was built.
In 1923, a revolutionary new
type of kiln was developed and
with its success, more plants
were added, including Plant 8 in
In January of 1936, Home
Laughlin introduced a sensation-
al new line of dinnerware at the
Pottery and Glass Show in Pitts-
burgh. It was "Fiesta" and it
instantly captured the imagina-
See Pottery Page 2

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Staff photo/MaryAnn Morris
A collection of Laughlin Pottery is on display at the Latt Maxcy Memorial Library in' Frost-
proof, courtesy of the Frostproof Historical Museum.

(I. I

Library display

features historic

'Fiesta' pottery

Tax tips on filing EITC Details inside


2 The Frostproof News, Thursday, March 17,2005


Continued From Page 1
ning to end. I love that. The whole
thing is mine."
Chief Higgins said working this.
way is a big responsibility.
"I tell each officer, 'if you don't
do a good job, the case probably
won't be closed."
One case she will never forget
involved people who embezzled
nearly $100,000 from a frail elderly
The woman was in a nursing
home in Avon Park.
"Her caretakers didn't have a
lot," the chief remembered. "All of
the sudden, they've got a new
house, new vehicles. They were
spending all this money."
During a three-month investiga-
tion, she had to subpoena bank
records and track the paper trail,
with the help of the Attorney Gen-
eral's Office.
"We had to show the money
from her account was going into
their account and for their purchas-
es," she said.
Chief Higgins said the case
became very important to her.
"I kept thinking that this is
somebody's grandmother," she
Solving the case was urgent -
and heartbreaking-- because the
woman's health was failing.
"The State Attorney said we
needed to get her on video, in case
she died before the trial," Chief Hig-
gins said. "I think at the end she


Continued From Page 1
tion of the trade a forecast of
success it was to achieve with the
housewives of America.
The original colors were cobalt.
blue, fiesta red, light green, yellow
and turquoise. Ivory was added in
late 1936. Early production consist-
ed of basic dinnerware (plates,
cups, saucers, bowls, etc.) with
new pieces being added as they


Continued From Page 1
activities including indoor/outdoor
games, arts and crafts and various
sports at sites throughout Polk
County in addition to field trips
such as: swimming, ice skating,
bowling, Watermania and Orlando
Science Center. The program con-
sists of four sessions, each two
weeks in duration.
Registration will be at the Bab-
son Park Elementary Cafeteria, on
April 5 from 6 to 8 p.m., at 815 N.
Scenic Hwy., Babson Park.
The fee is $86 per two-week
session for the first child in a family,
$76 for the second child and $66
for each additional child. The fee
includes field trips and accident
insurance. Registration will be han-
dled on a first come, first served
basis until each site reaches full
Session dates for 2005 Camp
R.O.C.K. are May31- June 10, June
13-24, June 27- July 08 and July 11-
22. All sites will be closed on July
For additional information on
the program, including financial
assistance, call 863-534-4340.
Church hosts
dinner theater
Church on the Ridge, located at
825 CR 630A, will host a dinner the-
ater on Saturday, March 26, at 5
P.M. dinner includes a presentation
of the musical 'The Lamb'. Cost for
dinner and the show is $5. Please
call 635-2702 to purchase tickets.
Tickets are limited!
class members
If you or someone you know is
a 1995 Graduate of Frostproof Mid-
dle Senior High School, please con-
tact Cheryl L. Fulford at 863-559-
4832 in preparation for the 'Class of
1995' ten year high school reunion.
FREE tax aid at LMML
Free Federal Income Tax Assis-
tance and E-file hours for FREE tax
assistance. To assist workers who
are unable to come in weekdays,
volunteers will also be available on
Saturday morning from 9 a.m. until
11 a.m. as well as Monday and
Thursday mornings from 9 a.m.
until noon. Volunteers with the
MRP TaxAide program will be at
the Latt Maxcy Memorial Library,
Wall Street and Magnolia Avenue,
to assist in preparing and E-filing
2004 personal Federal Income Tax
Returns. Taxpayers should bring
with them a picture identification
and Social Security cards for all
family members. Please bring a
copy of your 2003 Federal Income
Tax Return and all necessary
papers for filing 2004 tax returns.
This is a free service for everyone.
There are no age or membership
4th Annual 5K run set
The Polk County Leisure Ser-
vices Division will be hosting the
4th Annual 5k Cross-Country Run
on Saturday, April 2, at IMC-Peace
River Park in Homeland. On the
day of the event,
registration/check-in begins at 7
AM and the race kicks off at 8 AM.

was only hanging on until the case
was closed.
"On the video, the victim was
able to point to the people who
took her money and to say 'no, I
didn't give them permission to
spend that money to buy that car.'
It gave her the satisfaction of nail-
ing them," Chief Higgins said.
The woman died about two
weeks after taping her statement.
The suspects were convicted
based on the evidence and her
taped testimony.
"As a police office, you try to
stay detached," said Chief Higgins.
"You try to put up that wall.
"She got in.
"I watched her fail," she said.
"But in the end, I walked up on
their front porch and said, 'you
have the right to remain silent'."
The money and property recov-
ered went to the woman's estate.
Making the case wasn't about
the money, the chief said. It was
about justice.
Chief Higgins said that at first
she had her doubts about serving
as the department chief, but her
officers never doubted her.
"In a small department like this,
it's like a family," she said.
Going from sergeant to chief
was "a little overwhelming at first,"
she said. "But I love a challenge.
Now I'm here, I want to be the best
chief I can. I want to do all I can for
the city. I wake up at 3 a.m. think-
ing about things I want to do.
"Now that they've handed me
the ball, I want to make as many
touchdowns as I can," she said.

were created. During the war
years, production began to change
and by 1946, several pieces were
no longer available.
In the early 1950s, new colors
were introduced: forest green,
rose, chartreuse and grey. In the
late 1950s, more pieces were
added to the "no longer available"
"Fiesta" ware continues to be
produced, but with all new colors
and modern production methods,
and continues to be a popular line
of pottery.

Participants may pre-register by
March 22. There is a $15 registra-
tion fee, which includes refresh-
ments and 'race memorabilia.
Awards will be givento top run-
ners, including $50 gift certificates
provided by Foot Locker for the first
male to complete the run in less
than 17 minutes and the first
female to finish the run in less than
20. To pre-register or receive addi-
tional information, call Brandy
Gray at 863-534-4340 or visit the
-Polk County website at www. polk-
Habitat to
build houses
The Frostproof Area Chamber
of Commerce and the City of Frost-
proof are working together to build
a Habitat for Humanity House in
the Frostproof City Limits. A com-
mittee has been formed and volun-
teers are being recruited. To volun-
teer, please call 635-9112. Together
we can be a better community.
Museum hours posted
Frostproof Historical Museum,
210 South Scenic Highway, is open
October 1st through May 30th,
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
June 1st through September
30th Saturday, 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Other hours by appointment:
call (863) 638-1225.
Lions Club to meet
The Frostproof Lions Club
meets each month on the second
and fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the
Orange Box Cafe on Highway 27.
Anyone who wishes to join is invit-
ed to attend.
Annual IRS
fundraiser planned
The 10th Annual Chamber of
Commerce 'IRS Fun(d) Nite' will
be held Saturday, April 16, at The
Depot located at 118 East Wall
This years Chairperson, Estelle
Sullivan stated, "that ticket sales are
limited to 200". Mrs. Sullivan also
stated, "if you have not purchased
a ticket yet, feel free to call me at
635-5411 or Chamber President
Kay Hutzelman or you can call the
Chamber Office at 635.9112". Tick-
ets may be purchased for $100.
and includes dinner for two, enter-
tainment and a chance to WIN
As in the past this is the Frost-
proof Area Chamber of Commerce
Inc., largest function of the year to
fund raise. money for the many
projects the Chamber is involved in
such as mentoring, downtown
revitalization, community events
such as the 4th of July, economic
development efforts, and many
The event will kick-offwith the
social beginning at 6:30 p.m. at this
time appetizers will be served andd
a cash bar available. During this
time the silent auction will be open
for those interested. Texas Cattle
Company is catering this event and
the buffet dinner will be served
from 7 p.m.
Following the final drawing the
attendees can enjoy music by JR
and the MD's featuring Ellis Hunt
and friends that will begin shortly
after 8 p.m. and continue to mid-


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have figured out about black crap-
pie is that just about any advice you
can come up with about catching
them can be absolutely right or
absolutely wrong. It just depends
on where you are and what the fish
feel like doing.
For instance, some experts will
tell you that in warmer months,
crappie gather around deep under-
water structures that will show on
electronic fsh finders, which is true
sometimes. It's also true that you
can catch them by slow trolling or
"Use live bait," some experts
"Nah, use small jigs," others
"Use one hook per line....No,
use tandem hooks....No, don't lis-
ten to them....Fish for crappie at
night with lanterns and Hydro
Glow, 12-volt light fixtures," and on
and on goes the advice from the
scientific experts and others that
know such things. They are all cor-
rect sometimes and wrong some-
times depending on what day it is.
In no particular order, the best
crappie-fishing holes in Florida this
year are:
Tenoroc Fish Management
Area (near Lakeland) This 14-
lake complex is one of the best
crappie fishing holes in the coun-
try, and that's a fact. It's open to the
public four days a week. If you
want to fish in this angler paradise,


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Florida summers those first
summers are awful!
But most of the camp's workers
were from Hitler's elite Afrika
Korps. They were tough and so
were the work and the conditions
at Clewiston. Detainees worked
eight hours a day harvesting sugar-
According to "Enemies in our
Midst," by Scott Fields, POWs were
paid for their labor up to 80
cents a day in camp coupons,
which they could use at the camp
store. The store was run by the
POWs and proceeds were used to
buy sporting equipment and musi-
cal instruments for the POWs to
use .during their free time. The
"store sold writing implements,
paper, selected American newspa-
pers and magazines, soda, tobac-
co. The POWs could also purchase
up to two bottles of beer a day, at a
price of 10 cents a bottle.,
Although Red Cross visitors
were appalled by the snak-infest-
ed camp and cane fields, snake
catching was favorite pastime for
P.O.Ws. When the cane fields
were burned for harvesting, pris-
oners would ask permission to
stand at the edges of the fields and
watch for the snakes to crawl out.
In an interview in 1996, quoted
in, "Hitler's Soldiers in the Sun-
shine State," Gerhard Anklam of
Berlin recalled that "he had killed a
snake, had ants eat away the flesh
and kept the skin as a prized sou-
The POWs even tried to tame
an alligator to keep as a pet but
changed their minds about it when
one of them was bitten.
At times the guards would
march the detainees healthy
young soldiers into town for.
exercise, much to the interested
'delight of the young ladies of
Clewiston, whose menfolk were
"These young men were real
poster boys. They were very, very
handsome. We heard they were
the cream of the German army and
some of the local girls would go
and watch them when they came

it's best to call ahead and make a
reservation. The number is (941)
499-2421. There is a 10-inch mini-
mum size limit and a 10-fish bag
limit in this fish management area.
Fish with Missouri minnows,
Beetlespins, tiny curly-tail and tube
jigs or Hal-Flies when you want to
have the fishing experience of a
lifetime at Tenoroc.
Orange Lake (between
Gainesville and Ocala) The
water level on this lake is back up
after being down for years. As a
result, crappie fishing is back up.
Crappie were biting in open water
through October and November,
and they'll start again when the
weather warms up this spring.
Crappie in this lake like to hit jigs
and minnows.
Lochloosa Lake (northeast of,
and connected to, Orange Lake)
- FWC biologists poured some
intensive lake management talent
into this 5,500-acre body as Mother
Nature raised the water level back
to what it needs to be, and crappie
have responded. Fish around the
lily pads in the southeast and north-
west parts of the lake and in the
narrow connection to Little Lake
Lochloosa when you're after crap-
pie. Also, the maiden cane patches
are good spots when crappie get
ready to spawn.
Lake Monroe (near Sanford)
- The FWC's habitat-restoration
wizards have been tuning up this
9,400-acre sweetie-pie since the
late 1980s, and they've got her real-
ly purring. Until July 1, this lake's
black crappie have to be at least 12

to town," remembered Mrs.
Frances Nail. "A girl who lived with
me at that time was dating one of
the American sergeants stationed
there at Liberty Point Camp."
"Today nothing remains of the
old buildings," said Karl Larsen of
Shawnee Farms, "all that area is in
sugar cane now." But once upon a
time some 60 years ago, captive
soldiers of a world war harvested.
sugar cane for America here in
Clewiston, Florida.
According to "Enemies in our
Midst," many "German POWs later
remembered their days in Florida
with a certain degree of fondness,
and though many camp guards
became good friends with the men
they were guarding (often playing
games and sports with each other
or enjoying swimming in local
lakes and ponds), there were many
instances of Germans attempting
to escape captivity. All but one
were later captured, most within a
week; the one who evaded capture
killed himself. On July 10, 1944, a
POW named Franz Drews escaped
from the Winter Haven prison
camp. Drews was seen scaling the
fence on the west side of the enclo-
sure at 1:30 in the morning. Before
the guards could apprehend him,
he fled northward across some lots
and through grove near the Atlantic
Coast Line railroad track. Within
hours, the Tampa FBI office sent
three agents to assist the military
police in the recapture of this POW.
"Later that same morning, the
Winter Haven Daily Chief newspa-
per reported the escape, adding
that local and county officers were
cooperating with the FBI in the
search. The paper also noted that
Drews was 5' 10" tall, about 175
pounds, had a fair complexion
with gray eyes and blond hair, was
balding, and was dressed in blue
denim clothes. Four days later, the
Daily Chief reported that Drews
had been caught in an old shack in
the northeast section of Winter
Haven known as Florence Villa. He
had been seen by Jesse Scott, a
caretaker of the George Kunberger
grove, a quarter mile northeast of
First Street and Avenue T. Drews,
who suffered exhaustion due to
lack of food, offered no resistance
and was glad to be back where he
could be fed."

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inches long before anglers can
keep them, but there's plenty of the
qualifiers to go around. The mini-
mum size limit will go away July 1.
Big crappie go for small jigs,
Bream Killers, Hal-Flies or Beetle-
spins. Missouri minnows and grass
shrimp also work.
Lake Jessup (south of San-
ford) You can wear yourself out,
catching crappie on this 10,000-
acre honeyhole. They run a little
smaller than the crappie you find in
other lakes in this part of central
Florida, but there are zillions of
them looking to get caught on min-
nows by anglers who drift-fish in
the middle of the lake and near
Bird Island. Lots of crappie also
hang out in the Soldier Creek area
and the north end of the lake,
where it connects to the St. Johns
Lake Talquin (west of Talla-
hassee) Think about it. This
8,800-acre reservoir is just outside
Tallahassee. It's where the FWC's
top brass goes fishing, so you
know they're going to make sure
this baby doll gets all the attention it
can use. Is it any surprise the state
record 3-pound, 13 /4-ounce black
crappie came out of Lake Talquin?
This lake has lots of submerged
stumps and whatnot, so you don't
want to go hot-rodding around it in
a boat, but if you want to catch
some nice crappie, and you're will-
ing to abide by the 10-inch mini-
mum size limit, you'll love it here.
Lake Okeechobee (If you
don't already know where Lake
Okeechobee is, you're no fisher-
man! South Florida. You can't miss
it.) A lake this big can't help but
produce slab-sized crappie and
plenty of them. People who know
this lake suggest crappie anglers
fish in the Kissimmee
-River/Fisheating Bay/Taylor Creek
areas on the north end of the lake.
Also, jigging along the grass lines
and dropping minnows into holes
in the vegetation work well. If

you're more in the mood for a laid-
back-style of fishing, try drift-fishing
around Little Grassy, Eagle Bay
Island and Kings Bar.
Lake Istokpoga (near
Sebring) Winter is the best time
to catch crappie in this 28,000-acre
wonder. From November through
April, anglers troll open water with
Hal-Flies, doll flies, spinner jigs and
Napier jigs to locate schools of
crappie and then pounce on them
like ugly on a baby 'possum. When
the water temperature stabilizes
around 65 degrees, crappie move
into bulrush and spatterdock along
the shoreline to spawn. There's a
trick to catching them when that
happens. Move slowly through the
vegetation in three to six feet of
water and fish with a crappie jig
around the vegetation.
Lake Kissimmee (south of the
city of the same name) A few
years ago, you wouldn't have seen
35,000-acre Lake Kissimmee on
this list, but ...boom...things
changed about three years ago,
and crappie fishing here has been
excellent ever since. Anglers are
catching big ones too. Some of
them throw the 10-inchers back,
and say things like "That one was
tiny." To catch your share of crap-
pie in this lake, fish with minnows
and jigs along the grass line and off-
shore. The deeper holes off the
grass lines are good spots too.
Lake Marian (east of Lake
Kissimmee) This is the lake to fish
when you want to catch lots of
crappie, and you don't care if
they're not the biggest fish you've
ever seen. They're big enough at 9
inches or more, and they're
packed into this 5,739-acre lake, so
it's not hard to find them with min-
nows, small jigs and such. Troll,
drift fish...whatever works for you,
and go home and have fresh fish
for dinner. Then, just for fun, call
somebody up north, who is in the
middle of a blizzard, and tell him
about your fishing trip.

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Football players help

at senior games

Members of the Webber Inter-
national University football team
volunteered and worked the bas-
ketball shooting event at the Polk
Senior Games. This competition
was held at Kirkland Gymnasium
in Lake Wales on Wednesday,
March 9.
Warriors that worked were:
Coach Brad Campbell, Michael

Wilson, Kenneth Hardy, Darnell
Grant, Mike Edge, Jimmy Barfield,
and Jamarcus Watkins.
"We encourage our players to
be involved with the community
and they enjoy doing projects like
this," stated Coach Campbell. For
groups that need volunteers you
can call the WIU Football Office at
(863) 638-2952.

Church invites all

to celebration

On Sunday, March 20, 2005,
the First Presbyterian Church of
Frostproof, located at 101 North
Palm Avenue, will have complet-
ed 100 years of service to Christ,
to the community, to the nation,
and to the world. The Church
members are planning a celebra-
Stion, "100 Years of Faith", to be
held on Sunday, March 20th.
In 1905, the need for a reli-
gious institution in Frostproof
was discerned by the early set-
tlers. The family of Stephen
Washington Carson, original per-
manent settlers in Frostproof,
were active in meeting for nonde-
nominational religious services in
homes. Soon, they were granted
use of the one-room schoolhouse
for Sunday services. In a few
years, they gained sufficient
momentum to take on the task of
constructing a church building,
framed of wood, built on the site
of the present church. Over 100
years, the Church has been
served by many pastors, come of
whom were part-time "circuit-rid-
ing pastors" in the early years and
more recently full-time pastors
have lived in The Manse.
Early last year, the Church

appointed a committee com-
posed of 22 members, called the
Centennial Committee, they were
given the assignment of planning
and bringing about special events
for this 100th anniversary. Since
March 20th of 2004, interesting
items of researched information
prepared by the Co-Chairmen of
the Committee and others, as
well as personal recollections by
former and present members
and friends of the Church, have
been placed in the weekly bul-
letins. This material is being com-
piled and is for sale. Anyone inter-
ested in purchasing booklet
should call the Church office at
(863) 635-3955. There will be a
catered meal on Sunday, March
20, 2005, at 1 P.M. Tickets for the
meal, if purchased in advance,
cost in-$10.00. Tickets purchased
on March 20th will cost more.
The committee urges that people
interested in attending the meal
will call the Church Office at
(863) 635-3955 as soon as possi-
ble to purchase tickets so that the
caterer can have an accurate
count for the meal.

Signs of spring
Baby calves are common in area
comes to South Florida.

pastures as Spring

Schools seek hall of

fame nominees

The Polk County Public
Schools Hall of Fame is seeking
Nominees should be individu-
als who attended a5public school
and made significantlprofessional
contributions in the arts, busi-
ness, education, entertainment,
government, law, military, medi-
cine, sports or other fields.
The Hall of Fame was started
in 1985 and has 71 members.
2004 inductees were Judge J.
Dale Durrance, military official
Col. William August Felt, journal-
ist Kathy Fountain and educator

Diana Myrick.
Past inductees include gover-
nors Lawton Chiles and Spessard
Holland, U.S.Senator Park Tram-
mell, industrialist Ben Hill Griffin
Jr. and U.S. Army Colonel Freddie
Austin. 2005 inductees will be
honored during a May event.
The nomination deadline is
Friday, April 8. Call Teresa
O'Brien, Polk Public Schools
Community Relations Depart-
ment, at 534-0699 for details on
how to obtain a nomination

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Tax tips for filing Earned Income Tax Credit

Millions of Americans forgo
critical tax relief each year by
failing to claim the Earned
Income Tax Credit (EITC), a fed-
eral tax credit for individuals
who work but do not earn high
incomes. Taxpayers who qualify
and claim the credit could pay
less federal tax, pay no tax or
even get a tax refund. In 2004, an
estimated 21 million taxpayers
received approximately $37.5
billion in EITC. However, the IRS
estimates that 25 percent of peo-
ple who qualify don't claim the
credit and at the same time,
there are millions of Americans
who have claimed the credit in
error, many of whom simply
don't understand the criteria.
EITC is based on the amount of
your earned income and the
number of qualifying children in
your household. If you have chil-
dren, they must meet the rela-
tionship, age and residency
requirements. And, you must file
a tax return to claim the credit. If
you were employed for at least
part of 2004, you may be eligible
for the EITC based on these gen-
eral requirements:
You earned less than $11,490
($12,490 if married filing jointly)

did not have any qualifying chil-
dren, and were at least age 25
but under age 65, or
You earned less than $30,338
($31,338 if married filing jointly)
and have one qualifying child, or
You earned less than $34,458
($35,458 if married filing jointly)
and have more than one qualify-
ing child. There's a lot to know
about qualifying for EITC, and
this year, the EITC Assistant-a
new tool on the IRS Web site-
will help take the guess work out
of the eligibility rules and make
this determination easier. Just
answer a few simple questions
about yourself, your children,
your living situation and your
income, to find out if you are
likely to qualify for the EITC. You
will see the results of your
responses right away on your
computer screen. Taxpayers, tax
professionals, employers, and
community and public service
organizations are encouraged to
use the EITC Assistant which is
available in both English and
Spanish at www.irs.gov. Infor-
mation about the EITC rules is
also available in Publication 596,
Earned Income Credit. It con-
tains eligibility criteria and

instructions for claiming the tax
credit. Copies of the publication
are available in English and
Spanish and can be found on the
IRS Web site at www.irs.gov or
by calling 1-800-TAXFORM (1-
You may be able to get EITC
payments in advance in each
paycheck rather than waiting
until tax time to claim the credit.
To qualify for EITC advance pay-
ments, you must work and
receive taxable wages, and have
at least one qualifying child for
2005. If you would like to partici-
pate for 2005, give your employ-
er a Form W-5, Earned Income
Credit Advance Payment Certifi-
cate, and your employer will be
able to include part of the credit
regularly in your paycheck. If
you received advance EITC pay-
ments in 2004, you must file an
income tax return to report the
payments. Report the amount
on line 60 (Form 1040) or line 37
(Form 1040A). Your W-2 form
will show the amount of your
advance EITC payments in box
9. You cannot use a Form 1040-
EZ to report advance payments.
You may be able to get free assis-
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Zoning change requested by:
536 North Scenic Highway
Frostproof, Florida
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a zoning change request has
been received by the above party for vacant property legally
described as follows:
The North 165 feet of the South 495 feet of the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4,
lying West of railroad, less the South 130 feet of the West 175 feet in
Section 28, Township 31 South, Range 28 East, Polk County, Florida,
Parcel #043050,
to be changed from Rlb to C1 in order to construct a 50' x
100' x 16' steel building to store a motor home and property
maintenance equipment. A meeting by the Board of Zoning
Appeals of said Zoning Change Request will be held on
Monday, March 21, 2005, at 6:00 P.M. at the Frostproof City
Hall, 111 West First Street, Frostproof, FL 33843
Frostproof Building Department
Posted: March 2, 2005


Hardrock Taylor
Hardrock Taylor, 54, of Frost-
proof, died Saturday, March 12,
2005. He was born June 23, 1950
in Frostproof and has remained a
lifelong member.
He was a self-employed tree
surgeon and was a member of
the First Baptist Church of Frost-
proof. He was also a bass fisher-
Survivors include his wife
Laura Taylor of Frostproof;
daughters Kelly Choate of Okla-
homa City, Oklahoma, Jackie
Norvell of Oklahoma City, Okla-
homa, Jerri Warren of Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma, and Daisy Marx
of Nashville, Tennessee. Sons
include Randall Scott Taylor of
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,
Richard Stratton of Lakeland,
Florida; and Dan Berrong of
Frostproof, Florida. His brother
and sisters include Talmadge
Taylor of Plant City, Florida, and
Ophelia Pagles of Lake Wales,
Florida, Carol Whitlock of Lake
Wales, Florida, Harriet Lynott of
Lake Wales, Florida and 13
Funeral services are sched-
uled for 2:00 PM, Thursday,
March 17, 2005 at the First Baptist
Church of Frostproof with Rev.
Darrol Hood officiating. Inter-
ment will follow at the Silver Hill
Cemetery. Visitation was held
from 6:00 until 8:00PM, Wednes-
day, March 16, 2005 at the Mari-
on Nelson Funeral Home in
Marion Nelson Funeral Home
of Frostproof, Florida is in charge
of arrangements.
Maximo "Max"
Maximo "Max" Gonzalez, 66,
of Frostproof died Monday,
March 7, 2005. He was born Jan.
8, 1939 in Puerto Rico. He came
to Frostproof from Chicago 18
years ago. He was a grove care-
taker for Ben Hill Griffin Inc. He
was a veteran. He was of the
Catholic faith. Survivors include
his wife, Arminda Gonzalez of
Frostproof, daughter, Annette
Rosales of Miami; sons, Maximo
"Rooney" Gonzalez and Jose

Manuel Gonzalez, both of Geor-
gia, Ricky Anthony Diaz of North
Carolina; four brothers; one sis-
ter; nine grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held
Thursday, March 10 at Marion
Nelson Funeral Home in Frost-
proof with Father Francisco
Aquino officiating. Marion Nel-
son Funeral Home of Frostproof
was in charge of arrangements.
William Arther
Jaques Sr.
William Arther Jaques Sr., 80,
of Frostproof died Saturday,
March 5, 2005. He was born Dec.
3, 1918 in Connecticut and came
to Frostproof in 1923. He was a
self-employed citrus grower. He
was an Army Air Corps veteran of
World War II and a member of
the American Legion No. 95. He

was a member of the Rotary
Club of Frostproof ard a Paul
Harris Fellow. He was a 50-year
member of the Frostproof Histor-
ical Society and a charter mem-
ber of the Frostproof Chamber of
Commerce. He was a member of
the First United Methodist
Church of Frostproof. Survivors
include his wife, Elizabeth L.
Jaques of Frostproof; daughters,
Sandra Henley of Dade City, Flori-
da Sharon Moser of Frostproof;
son, William Jaques Jr. of Frost-
proof; and six grandchildren.
Fuenral Services were held Tues-
day, March 8, at the First United
Methodist Church of Frostproof
with Rev. David Trimmier, Rev.
Ed Dinkins and Rev. Jerry Phill-
lips officiating. Interment was
held at Silver Hill.Cemetery. Mari-
on Nelson Funeral Home of
Frostproof was in charge of

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Lake Placid, FL 11AM, Sat
Mar 26 443.9+/- Total
Acres 3 Tracts Offered in
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 51.5
Appliance Parts. 520
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Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
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Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

Ton, Coleman, AC/Heat
unit, exc cond, $500.

CHINA SET 24pc, plates/
cups/saucers, w/ violet
flowers, some cut glass,
$150, (863)763-1386.

good condition
$150 for both
will sell separate
Kenmore Side By Side.
25 cu'. Exc. cond. $600.
almond, good condition
$200 firm
WASHER Kenmore, white,
heavy duty, super capaci-
ty, Good cond. $150

TANNING BED- 110 Volt,
new bulbs, $500 or best
offer. (863)946-1794.

BICYCLE- 24" Huffy, girls
bike, like new, never used,
$45. (863)763-0151.

BICYCLE- Schwin, 24", 5
speed, excellent condition,
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Quick turn around! Deliv-
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scv4 or 3/4 box 11/4 roof
nails used for 12sq. $350
neg (863)763-3679

Sports Cards, 6000+,
Baseball, Football, Hockey.
& Basketball, 1990-2000,
$100. (863)697-8547

complete, kybrd, mouse ,
spkr, great for family,
$100 (863)843-0158.
Lexmark, Z715, new in
box, $40. (863)763-

Dark wood. Good
condition. $50.
bles, Glass & wrought iron
6 mo old, $350. 863-697-
Oak & glass top Octagon
shape w/matching end.
$100. (863)467-1619.
CABINET Brand name
"This End Up" Exc. Cond.
$700. (239)353-0936.
ble twin bed w/ortho mat-
tress. Ele., $500.
With pillow shams, dust
ruffle. Light beige. $20.

Ladies French
Provincial. $50.
wood, table, 6 chairs, leaf,
lighted china cabinet,
$600. (863)697-1991.
solid wood, 1940's, good
cond, $250 neg.
Brown tone like wrought iron
6 mb old Pd $550 asking
$450 863-697-1702
Castro Convertible.
Very good cond. $175.

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GOLF CART 4 seater w/
truck bed Good tires/
battery/charger Dependable
$1250. 863-697-2033.
GOLF CLUBS, Wilson &
Spalding, 2 Sets w/metal
woods. $190 for both, will
sep. 863-946-3123
5 Metal Woods, Jumbo
Driver & Wilson S.W.
$115. (863)946-3123.

EXERCISE BIKE- good con-
dition, $50 or best offer.

STEPPER- good condition,
$50 or best offer,

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Aristocrat, in case, good
condition, $100 neg.
SYSTEM includes stan-
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GUITAR, Stella, Harmony, 6
string, late 40's early 50's,
made of Birchwood, orig.
bag case. $300 863-467-

Cherry wood finish,
Good cond. $75.

BEAGLES, CKC reg., first
shots, vet certified, ready
to go, 8 wks. old, $375.
(10), $100. Will
separate. 863-673-1364
or 863-673-0476.
MININPIN Black/tan, Male,
AKC, Avail Mar 18, '05.
$400. Lake Port
TOO f-male 8mo. old w/
Irg. cage & acc. $1500
ricot, 10 wks old, shot, vet
cert. "great personality!!"
$375. (863)357-0037.

FILTERNew Hayward Varl-
Flo. Valve & top for sand
filter pool system. $35

of Fischer speakers Dark
brown. 2'x 2'. Exc Cond.
$40. (863)763-5035.

WANTED Set up on a ren-
tal lot preferred with FI/
room Buckhead Ridge lo-
cation would be OK.
Please call 561-924-9339
Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscelaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Lawn & Garden B
ULivetock af
Poultry/Supplhes 860
Flowers 866

yr. old Filly. Exc. blood line.
Doc O'Lena & Zan Par Bar
Nice Broodmare Prospect
$1400 863-763-2692

old, rideable, w/saddle,
bridle, and tack, $1500.

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inch seat, 4 inch cantle,
$275. Call evenings

Riding Lawn Mowers, (5),
needs work, $500 will sell
sep. (863)634-5113


Craftsman, rebuilt deck,
very good condition,
$600. (863)674-1105.


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property .
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space'-
Rent 960

area, kitchette & bath.
Seasonal or yr. round.
Also will care for Elderly in
an apt. (863)537-5354.

SHARE HOUSE- Furnished, -
full house' privileges, all
amenities, single working
adult, (863)763-9146.

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Propertyl080

Grand Opening Land Sale!
Only $294,900. Huge sav-
ings on big ranch acreage
in South Florida! Gorgeous
mix of mature oaks,
palms, & pasture. Miles of
bridle paths. Near Lake
Okeechobee. Quiet, se-
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coast. Also, 5 acres
$174,900. Great financ-
ing, little down. Call now.
(866)352-2249 x379.


40 AC w/creek near Peace
River. 1/2 pasture; 1/2
pines. Street ends at pre-
serve. Power, well; 3400
sq. ft. house foundation
and kit house, ready to go.
$485,000 (239)340-

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Waterfront lots in the Foot-
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wooded water access and
marshfront homesites. An-
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From $64,900. Pre-con-
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NA. Phase I sold out. Now
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HOMES $0 or Low down!
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built log homes, river
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Parkway. Call now.
(800)455-1981, ext. 133.

Lake View Bargain! 2 Acres
$19,900. New waterfront
community on one of larg-
est, cleanest, mountain
lakes in America! Hard-
woods, views, common
area w/ beach! Country
road, water, utilities. Low
financing. Lakefront avail-
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vestment company seeks
large acreage in Florida
and Georgia. Interested in
waterfront, timber, and ag-
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road frontage or good ac-
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quick closings. Call
(877)426-2326 or email:
FRONT ONLY $39,900.
Great All Sports lake to
fish, boat, swim or just re-
lax. Call for details, MLC
HOMESITE $208.03/MO.
Upscale Golf Community
set amid Dye designed 18
hole course in Carolina
Mountains. Breathtaking
views. Near Asheville NC.
A sanctioned Golf Digest
Teaching Facility! Call toll-
free (866)334-3253 ext
om Price: $59,900, 10%
down, balance financed
12 months at 4.24% fixed,
one year balloon. OAC

Wanted in Taylor Creek or
Rim Canal & Tr. Island In
any cond. 772-370-6252

Mobile Homes

Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020

LIBERTY 97' 3 BR, 2 BA
Must be moved.
Eager to sell! $22,000.
2 Bdrm., 1 Ba. $2000

Mobile. Fl/room, Water front
$5800 (865)924-9228



Boats 3005
Campers'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles.'ATVs 3035

26ft, with trailer, $7000

14' & trailer. $475.
Call (863)675-6214
after 6pm.

KAYAK, 16', blue & white, 1
seater, $500 or best offer.

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PONTOON 20'- new
trailer, new floor and
carpet, hardtop, '86 70hp
Johnson motor, call for info.
$4000. (863)674-1105.

BOAT, '95- 90hp, fully
Equipped, Ranger Trailer,
excellent condition, $6500
So. Bay, Fla (561)213-

March 17th-20th. Nation's
#1 Selling RV's! Low Sale
Prices! Giant Recreation
World *Melbourne-
"Orlando- (800)654-
8475. "Daytona-

7.5hp. Short shaft.
Like new $425.Neg
70hp, 20" shaft w/pwr trim
controls: Like new $2500
Neg 863-467-1960
6hp. Short shaft.
Exc. cond. $400.Neg
70hp, 20" shaft w/pwr trim
controls. exc cond $1200
Neg 863-467-1960

PROPELLER, Air Boat Pad-
dle, 72-34. Good condi-
tion. $350 (863)946-3857
Lake Port.

TROLL.MOTOR- 12/24 volt,
42" shaft, works good,
needs bracket repair, $35.


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

Red, Auto, runs Excellent,
130k, 38 MPG Hwy.
$1875. (863)763-6591.

'91, T-Tops, Runs
good. $2500.

'96, Good condition.'

Signature series, 122K,
good cond, moon roof,
3500 (570)241-4388.

parts only $500. or
best offer. You haul.

runs good must sell
$2500 or best offer
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CHEVY PU, '68- stepside,
8ft bed, rebuilt trans, driv-
en daily, rare model,
$6000. (863)697-6433.
DATSUN 280ZX '83 Looks
& runs new. Cherry red
metallic. 2 Seater. T-Tops,
AT. $3900 863-763-6069
WANTED; Plymouth, GTX,
Road Runner, 70-71 Cuda.
Dodge, Coronet R/T, Chal-
lenger R/T or Super-Bee.
Day 866-223-5440 John
Eve. 215-947-1567

CHEVY '83, 3/4 ton, Long
bed, 350 build, 400 trans.
38.5 tires. $5000. Or best
offer. (863)634-0936.
CHEVY S10 1987 4x4 Ta-
hoe. Runs but needs work.
Topper incl. $600. (863)
763-4032 or 763-7144.
runs good will. trade for
pick up $1700. or best of-
fer (863)763-0072.
'85 runs & in good shape
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Polk County woman accused of

stealing from elderly
TALLAHASSEE Attorney.Gen- The investigation showed that
eral Charlie Crist today announced Sherry French used this position to
the arrest of a Polk County woman appropriate funds from a joint
for financial exploitation of two bank account held by Lois French
elderly relatives. Following an and her husband John. Sherry
investigation by the Attorney Gen- French used her in-laws' money
eral's Medicaid for her own use instead of paying
Fraud Control Unit in Tampa, for their room and board at their
Sherry French was discovered to current residence, Meadows
be abusing her role as her mother- Assisted Living Facility, as well as
in-law's power of attorney to their former residence at
divert her in-laws' funds for her Hawthorne Inn Assisted Living
own use. Facility. From October 2001
The investigation revealed that through January 2004, Sherry
French, 47, of Mulberry, was act- French also wrote checks from
ing as the power of attorney for her in-laws' account, spending
her elderly and mentally incapaci- more than $13,000 of their funds
tated mother-in-law, Lois French. for her personal use.

"Exploitation of our seniors is
terrible and has no place in Flori-
da, but to engage in such an act
against family members who have
entrusted you with their well-
being is unspeakable," said Mr.
Crist. "I am glad we were able to
participate in bringing this nefari-
ous scheme to light."
Sherry French will be charged
with one count of third-degree
grand theft and one count of
scheme to defraud, each charge
punishable by up to five years in
prison and a $5,000 fine. The case
will be prosecuted by the Tenth
Circuit State Attorney's Office in I
Polk County.

FWC asks: 'How's the fishing?'

The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission's (FWC's) recently
restructured Division of Fresh-
water Fisheries Management is
opening communication lines
with anglers. The agency wants
to learn more about what it
would take to improve fishing
opportunities here.
"We're trying to evaluate
the performance of the previ-
ous fisheries division over the
past five years and find ways to
improve it," said Darrell Scov-
ell, who heads the new divi-
sion. "We hope to measure our
progress, identify areas that

need attention and work with
communities to make things
Mr. Scovell said the FWC is
committed to conservation
programs that are based on sci-
entific research and produce
the kinds of results anglers
want to see.
As a first step in this process,
the FWC is asking anglers to
take part in a survey it has post-
ed online at www.survey-
Most people are able to com-
plete the questionnaire in
about 15 minutes. Responses'
and comments are confiden-

tial. Later, the FWC will publish
a summary-of what anglers say
about the state of freshwater
fishing here in the Fishing Capi-
tal of the World and what the
agency needs to do to make it
In a second step, the FWC
will host a series of public
meetings to discuss survey
results and develop plans and
priorities for the future. Survey
participants will be asked
about their willingness to par-
ticipate in a future planning
meeting and about when and
where such meetings should
take place.

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