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Title: The Frostproof news
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Place of Publication: Frostproof Polk County Fla
Creation Date: March 24, 2005
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Thursday, March 24, 2005 Vol. 90 No. 41 Frostproof's Hometown Newspaper for More Than 85 Years 50 cents

At a Glance

Church hosts
dinner theater
Church on the Ridge, locat-
ed at 825 CR 630A, will host a
dinner theater 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 pur-
chase tickets. Tickets are limit-
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 Saturday, 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 wel-
come! 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 26 at 9 a.m.:
Hunt Fountain Park-
Located on the corner of Duff
and Green Road, North Lake-
land, hosted by North Lake-
land 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- Locat-
ed at 6302 Old Kissimmee
Road, Loughman, hosted by
Northeast Polk Soccer League.
Polk City Park
(Ballfeilds)- Located at 5130
Duey Road, Polk City, hosted
by Polk City Little League.
For more information call
Leisure Services at 863-534-
The Fort Meade Communi-
ty 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
County Leisure Services Divi-
sion's Fourth Annual 5k Cross-
Country Run will take place
on Saturday, April 2, at IMC-
Peace River Park in Home-
land. On the day of the event,
begins at 7 a.m. and the race
kicks off at 8 a.m. There will
be a $15 registration fee for all
participants that pre-register
by March 22 and a $20 regis-
tration 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 informa-
tion, 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 Coun-
ty locations for the 2005
installment of the Polk County
Leisure Services Division's
Camp R.O.C.K. summer pro-

See Glance Page 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Sheriff warns of business seam

Polk County Sheriff's fraud
detectives are investigating an
advance-fee business loan scam
that has occurred recently in
Polk County.
The Polk County victim saw
an ad in the Lakeland Ledger

'offering small business loans to
individuals wanting to start a
business. When the victim
responded to the, ad, he was
instructed to wire $1500 to an
address in Toronto, Canada, to
cover the cost of insurance and
to secure the loan. The victim

was again contacted and
instructed to wire more money.
When the victim tried to contact
the bogus company, hewas
unsuccessful, and at that point
he alerted authorities to the
The company calls itself

"North Pointe Insurance",
which is a valid company based
in Michigan whose name is
being falsely used. One of the
bank names being used fraudu-
lently also is "North Shore Cred-
it Union". Fraud Detective Kara-
Preston is looking for any more

information about this scam,
which she has found has also
occurred in Alabama, Georgia,
and New Mexico. If you have
any information or think you
may be a victim, please call
.Detective Preston at 863-499-

Relay for Life

helps Cancer


The Relay for Life is an
event to raise money for the
American Cancer Society who
in turn uses the money for
Cancer research, the Hope
lodge a place where cancer
patients can stay during treat-
ment (Polk county made up
the largest number of patients
at the Hope lodge last year!)
and programs for cancer
This is the third annual
relay to be held at Frostproof
and the 20th year nationally.
Frostproof has a two year
total of over $34,000 raised for
the American Cancer Society.
During the Relay teams of
people join together to walk
the track in honor of cancer
patients and sell items to raise
Teams are generally made
up of' 10-15 people. There is
still room at the 2005 Relay for
more teams, if you are inter-
ested in registering a team for
this years Relay please call
Sandy Sackett, 635-5456 or

Gerri Horton, 635-5477.
Teams registered this year
include: Frostproof Elemen-
tary, Frostproof Middle School
Students, Frostproof High
School Students, Frostproof
Middle-Senior Faculty, Cargill,
Webber University, First Pres-
byterian Church, Emmanuel
Baptist Fellowship, First
Methodist Daycare, City of
Frostproof, The Post Office
and Southern Pines.
Teams have been hard at
work and have already raised
over $4,000. Some of the
events we have held so far
include: sponsoring the
monthly dinner at First Presby-
terian Church where they also
auctioned 4 chairs which were
donated by the. church, this
event raised over $700, South-
ern Pines held a gone country
dance and has also held a yard
sale, bake sale, chance draw-
ing, including one for flowers
donated by Southern Charm
See Relay Page 2

HBS hosts

Easter Service

As the dawn breaks over
the horizon of Iron Mountain
painting a golden sky, wor-
shipers will celebrate the 79th
Annual Easter Sunrise Service
at Historic Bok Sanctuary Sun-
day, March 27, beginning at 6
a.m. The Sanctuary will open
at 5 a.m. with free admission
until 8 a.m. Seating for 1,500
will be available or visitors
may bring their own.
The nearly two-ton Bour-
don Bell in the Singing Tower
will strike at 6 a.m. to begin
the service..The Rev. Phillip
Short of the First United
Methodist Church of Lake
Wales will deliver the Easter
message from a balcony on

the Tower's south side.
The service, lasting about
50 minutes, will conclude with
a live carillon concert of joy-
ous and triumphal selections
played by William De Turk, his
first Easter Sunrise Service per-
formance as Sanctuary caril-
lonneur. The Lake Wales
Chorale, founded by former
Historic Bok Sanctuary caril-
lonneur Milford Myhre, will
make its 28th appearance
under the direction of Gabriel
Statom. They will sing "Direct
Us Lord," written for the
Chorale by Terry Mann, long-
time member. The Tower
See HBS -Page 2

"Where do I begin
researching my family tree?"
"I pulled information from
the Web for my homework,
but how do I know if it's reli-
"How many different types
of snakes are there in Florida's
"Where can I find accurate
demographics for Broward
County online?"
Not so long ago, questions
such as these required a trip to
the library for their answers-
answers that likely required
expert help from a librarian.
That was then, this is now.
Today, thanks to an exciting
new online reference service,
"Ask a Librarian", that library
expertise is just a click away.
And best of all, the service is
free to everyone in Florida.
"Ask a Librarian is still a bit
of a hidden gem among the
glut of information on the Web
today, but it's catching on
quickly as more communities
around the state hear about it,"
said Vince Mariner, Ask a
Librarian's Statewide Coordi-
nator. "This service puts a
librarian's help at the fingertips
of anyone who has a question,
regardless of age or geograph-

The Frostproof Art League
presented the following art
awards on Thursday, March 17 at
their Annual Spring Art Show.
Best of Show:- Joe Clantz for
an oil titled "My Buddy"
Acrylic- 1st Place Leon Gif-
ford, 2nd place- Mike Carter, 3rd
'place- Gayle Reeder, Honorable
Mention- Carmen Gonzalez, Jean
Konwick, Susan Milam, Judy
Giles, Charlie Nesmith
Oil 1st place- Susan Aschen-
brenner, 2nd place- Jenny
Grenke, 3rd place- Jennie Cobb,
Honorable Mention- Susan
Watercolor- 1st place- Willa
Campbell, 2nd place- Diane
Lescard, 3rd place- Kay Hutzel-


Free Tax assistance is another service being offered at the
Latt Maxcy Memorial Library. AARP volunteer Larry
Hawkins is seen here assisting James and Nola King with
their taxes last Monday. Tax assistance is available Mon-
day and Thursday mornings from 9 A.M. until Noon, as
well as Saturday mornings from 9 A.M. until 11 A.M. For
more information and Library hours, call 863-635-7857.

ic location. Whether you're in
grade school or a senior citi-
zen, a computer novice or a
pro, Ask a Librarian can meet
your needs.
"Some people come to the
Web site with specific ques-
tions they need answered,
while others just simply don't

know where to begin looking
for information on the Web.
Either way, they've come to
the right place and to the infor-
mation professionals who can
find their answers and help
them untangle the Web.

See Library Page 2

Photography- Tied for 1st
place were Annette McCarthy
and Brooke C6nrad, 2nd place-
Ken Reaves, 3rd place- Dau Verid-
ian, Honorable Mention- Annette
McCarthy, Gayle Reeder, Ken
Mixed Media-Ist place-
Denyse Leeson, 2nd place- Pat
Mighill, Tied for 3rd place was
Charlie Nesmith and Charles
Cobb, Honorable Mention- Judy
The exhibit will be open thru
March 31.
New Gallery hours are Tues-
day thru Friday from 10am 3
pm. Closed on Monday except
for classes. Phone 863-635-7271
for further information on the
show or upcoming classes.

Submitted photo/Judy Jackson
Frostproof Art League award winners (left to right),Charlie NeSmith, Leon Gifford, Jean
Konwick, L.Carmen Gonzalez, Gayle Reeder and Jennie Cobb.


Community News: Library offers many services


Submitted photo/Derek Young
If you would like to broaden your search beyond a book, the Latt Maxcy Memorial
Library also offers Internet access and other computer programs. Last Monday, (front
to back) Dave Matteson, Steve Hemmel, and Gene Keown were busy surfing the net. For
more information and Library hours, call 863-635-7857.

'Ask a Librarian' online aid

Art League list

award winners


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2 The Frostproof News, Thursday, March 24, 2005


Continued From Page 1
gram for boys and girls, gradua-
tion of kindergarten through age
Camp R.O.C.K. offers children
an opportunity to engage in a
wide range of supervised activi-
ties 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 Orlan-
do Science Center. The program
consists of four sessions, each
two weeks in duration.
Registration will be at the Bab-
Sson 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 fami-
ly, $76 for the second child and
$66 for each additional child. The
fee includes field trips and acci-
dent insurance. Registration will
* be handled on a first come, first
served basis until each site reach-
es full capacity.
Session dates for 2005 Camp
R.O.C.K. are May 31- June 10,
June 13-24, June 27- July 08 and
July 11-22. All sites will be closed
on July 4th.
For additional information on
the program, including financial
assistance, call 863-534-4340.

Attention: '1995'
Class members
If you or someone you know is
a 1995 Graduate of Frostproof
Middle Senior High School, please
contact Cheryl L. Fulford at 863-
55.9-4832 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 week-
days, volunteers will also be avail-
able on Saturday morning from 9
a.m. until 11 a.m. as well as Mon-
day 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 arid all
necessary papers for filing 2004
tax returns. This is a free service
for everyone. There are no age or
membership requirements.
One-Stop Centers
extend hours
The Polk Works One-Stop Cen-
ters have extended their hours on

Tuesday and Thursdays opening
at 7 am and closing at 6 pm for
job information and access to
other programs that are part of
the Centers support services. Reg-
ular hours on Monday, Wednes-
day and Friday are from 8 am to 5
pm unless a special event such as
a Job Fair or seminar is being held
during evening hours. The Polk
Works One-Stop Centers are
located at 936 E. Parker Street in
Lakeland, and 500 E. Lake
Howard Drive in Winter Haven
and bring community employ-
ment and training programs
together in central locations for
job seekers and employers. For
more information, contact the
Centers at (863) 683-5627 or
(863) 291-5292 or visit www.polk-
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.
Participants may pre-register by
March 22. There is a $15 registra-
tion fee, which includes refresh-
ments and race memorabilia.
Awards will be given to 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
additional information, call
Brandy Gray at 863-534-4340 -or
visit the Polk County website at
www. polk-county.net.
Habitat to
build houses
The Frostproof Area Chamber
of Commerce and the City of
Frostproof are working together
to build a Habitat for Humanity
House in the Frostproof City Lim-
its. A committee has been formed
and volunteers are being recruit-
ed. To volunteer, please call 635-
9112. Together we can be a better
Museum hours posted
Frostproof Historical Museum,
210 South Scenic Highway, is
open October 1st through May
30th, Tuesday, Thursday and Sat-
urday 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
invited to attend.
Recycle newspapers
Residents are reminded that

there is a newspaper recycling bin
at the high school. Anyone can
use the bin to recycle newspapers
and help benefit the high school
at the same time. The bin is locat-
ed at the back entrance to the
school, near the portables and
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 pur-
chased a ticket yet, feel free to call
me at 635-5411 or Chamber Presi-
dent Kay Hutzelman or you can
call the Chamber Office at
635.9112". Tickets may be pur-
chased for $100. and includes din-
ner for two, entertainment and a
chance to WIN $5,000.
As in the past this is the Frost-
proof Area Chamber of Com-
merce Inc., largest function of the
year to fund raise money for the
many projects the Chamber is
involved in such as mentoring,
downtown revitalization, com-
munity events such as the 4th of
July, economic development
efforts, and many more.
The event will kick-off with the
social beginning at 6:30 p.m. at
this time appetizers will be served

and 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-
Applications accepted
for 2006 tax year
Marsha Faux, Polk County
Property Appraiser, has
announced that, even though the
Exemption deadline has passed
for the 2005 tax year, the office
began taking applications for
Homestead, Widow, Widower,
and Disability Exemptions on
March 2 for the 2006 tax year. If
you have moved to a new resi-
dence, you will need to file a new
application for Homestead
The Property Appraiser's
Office is located at 255 N. Wilson
Avenue in Bartow, 912 Parker
Street in Lakeland, and 3425 Lake
Alfred Rd, 3 Gill Jones Plaza in
Winter Haven. Office hours are
8:30 AM to 5 P.M. Monday through
Friday. If a property owner has
any questions, they may call 534-
4777 in Bartow, 413-2549 in Lake-
land, or 401-2424 in Winter Haven
for further information.


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Florist of Frostproof, and one for
a cabinet donated, by Simmons
Cabinets of Avon Park/Sebring,
and a dance held for Frostproof
Middle School students which
raised $700. The following cor-
porations have also donated to
the 2005 Frostproof Relay for Life
with a combined total of over
$1200: Cargill, Ben Hill Griffin
Inc., Publix Supermarkets, Borri-
son and Borrison, and Citizens
This years Relay will be held


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Brass will return under the direc-
tion of Paul Butcher.
"This year's Easter Service
will be especially meaningful to
many of the Sanctuary's staff,
volunteers and Lake Wales area
residents," said Robert P. Sulli-
van, Sanctuary president. "East-
er is a time of renewal, and
renewal will be evident through-
out the Sanctuary's restored
landscape, damaged by three
hurricanes. The fruits of our

at the Frostproof High School
Track and will begin on April 22
at 6 p.m. with a Survivors Walk.
If you are or know someone
who is a cancer survivor we
invite you to this special event,
you will receive a free t-shirt and
a complimentary dinner from
the Texas Cattle Company.
Please pre-register by contacting
Judy Gay at the American Cancer
Society, 863-688-2326 X115, or
Sandy Sackett, 635-5456, or Gerri
Horton, 635-5477.
The Relay will continue non-
stop until noon on Saturday.
Some of the events planned for
this year include: Live Radio

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cleanup along with the spring
blooms and releafing will
reward staff and volunteers who
have labored to return beauty to
Edward Bok's gift to America."
Immediately following the
Sunrise Service, the Carillon
Caf will serve an Easter Break-
fast Buffet for only $7.25 per per-
son. Scrambled eggs, Spanish
eggs, bacon, sausage, grits,
muffins, fresh fruit, orange juice
and coffee will be available.
This year, the Sanctuary's
Sunrise Service has been select-
ed as -a feature of the Florida
Department of State's "Florida

Broadcast, The Rose, a DJ, a
sock hop at midnight, live bands
including Point Zero One a
pop/rock group from Tennessee,
silent auctions, an assortment of
food items for sale, performanc-
es by the Ben Hill Griffin Elemen-
tary and Frostproof Elementary
Chorus', a car bash, dunk tank,
Sunrise service honoring cancer
survivors on Saturday'followed
by a pancake breakfast and kid
carnival games. If you have any
questions about this years Relay
or want to help out please con-
tact Judy Gay, 863-688-2326
X1 15, Sandy Sackett, 635-5456 or
Gerri Horton, 635-5477.

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skills at the same time."

Heritage Month Calendar of
Events," celebrated March 15
through April 15. "This month-
long calendar celebration will
provide us all with the opportu-
nity to recognize the significance
of Florida's rich cultural life,
diverse history and the contribu-
tion it makes to our communi-
ties and our quality of life," said
Secretary of State Glenda E.
The Sanctuary's Easter cele-
bration will continue throughout
the day with half-hour recitals at
1 p.m. and 3 p.m. performed on
the 60-bell Taylor carillon.

Letters to the Editor

Taxing unit
funds parks
The Polk County Commission is
studying instituting a Municipal
Services Taxing Unit (MSTU) to
fund parks, libraries, and roads.
Initially the libraries were slated to
receive 0.5 mils of this MSTU which
would total 2.5 mils. The breakout
was to be 1.0 mil for roads, 1.0 mil
for parks, 0.5 mils for libraries. The
0.5 mils would accommodate the
necessary funding for libraries
which was recommended by the
County's consultant in 2001. The
0.5 mils would also bring the per
capital level of the County closer to
the current average of the munici-
palities who own and operate pub-
lic libraries at $24 per capital.
The 0.5 mils for libraries is con-
current with the Polk County
League of Women Voters position
for public library service. Funding
at this level would enable the
Cooperative to engage in long
range planning for the first time, to
begin to address the capital
improvement needs, and to
explore outreach methods of pro-
viding services.
The League of Women Voters
also agrees that an MSTU would be

an appropriate source of funding
for libraries in that it could be set to
equalize taxation within the coun-
The County is also looking at
funding the library cooperative at
.25 mils. (The other .25 mils would
be added to the roads portion).
Funding at this level would only
replace the current funds which
the County now provides for public
library service. It would not accom-
modate the necessary funding to
bring the County up to the per capi-
ta level of funding the municipali-
ties undertake, nor would it allow
for any capital improvements nec-
essary to provide services through-
out the entire county. Long range
planning would, once again, fall by
the wayside.
We encourage the County
Commission to go forward with
the 0.5 mils MSTU for the Polk
County Library Cooperative to
insure adequate, predictable, and
equitable funding for continued
effective and efficient library serv-
ice for the citizens of Polk County.
League ofWomenVoters of
Ruby Stinson, Co-President
2021 Crown Court, Lakeland

Vegetarian diet healthy
March is Colorectal Cancer
Awareness Month and we at Peo-
ple for the Ethical Treatment of Ani-
mals encourage everyone to
switch to a healthy, humane vege-
tarian diet to help prevent cancer
and other life-threatening diseases.
A recent study from the Ameri-
can Cancer Society indicated, once
again, that the high consumption
of meat is likely to cause colon can-
cer. A 1999 Harvard Report on Can-
cer Prevention also found "consid-
erable evidence that a high intake
of red meat increases risk of colon
cancer among both men and
women," and a study by the Euro-
pean Prospective Investigation of
Cancer and Nutrition showed a
link between animal products and
colorectal cancer.
Please visit GoVeg.com for
more information and a free vege-
tarian starter kit. You'll not only
help gave your own life, but count-
less aninmallivesaswell,
Heather Moore
People for the Ethical Treat-
ment ofAnimals (ETA)

DOH has guide to medical help

Department of Health (DOH) Divi-
sion of Medical Quality Assurance
(MQA) announces the release of
the Guide to the Florida Practitioner
Profile. This guide provides infor-
mation on using the MQA Profiling
"Our mission is to help ensure
each and every Floridian receives
safe and effective health care," said
DOH Secretary John O. Agwunobi,
M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H. "With the
introduction of this guide, Floridi-
ans will be better equipped to navi-
gate the profiling service, as well as,
more aware of the resources avail-
able to make an informed decision
when choosing a practitioner."
The MQA profiling service offers
an extensive source of information
on Florida's licensed Medical Doc-
tors, Osteopathic, Chiropractic and
Podiatric Physicians, and Advanced
Registered Nurse Practitioners.
Access is available on the

DOH/MQA website, where valu-
able information can be viewed on
Florida's health care providers,
including licensure verification.
Profiles are available by clicking
on the "License Lookup" button at
www.doh-mqaservices.com. If the
health professional is licensed in
one of the profiled professions, a
"Practitioner Profile" option will be
shown on the licensure verification
The profiles contain required
information from the practitioners
*Education and training,
including other health-related
degrees, professional and post
graduate training specialty;
eCurrent practice and mailing
*Staff privileges' and faculty
*Reported financial responsibil-
eLegal actions taken against the

*Board final disciplinary action
taken against the practitioner;
*Any liability claims, filed
against Podiatric Physician which
exceeds $5,000;
*and any liability claims filed
against Medical Doctors and Osteo-
pathic Physicians which exceed
Optional information may
include committees and member-
ships, professional or community
service awards, and publications
the practitioner has authored.
In an effort to provide the best
information available, MQA
encourages comments and sug-
gestions on ways to improve the
Profiling website. Please send
remarks to
For more information, visit MQA
at www.doh-mqaservices.com

DOH urges safe tanning

With the spring season
approaching, the Florida Depart-
ment of Health (DOH) urges the
state's citizens and visitors to
protect against sunburn caused
by ultraviolet (uv) rays and prac-
tice safe tanning procedures.
"With warm weather on the
horizon, citizens and visitors of
the sunshine state should avoid
overexposure to harmful uv rays
from the sun and other tanning
devices," said DOH Secretary
John' O. Agwunobi, M.D.,
M.B.A., M.P.H. "We urge every-
one who plans on tanning, or
enjoying Florida's many outdoor
activities, to be diligent in pro-
tecting your skin."
According to the DOH, tan-
ning is a gradual process that
should involve limited exposure
to uv light from the sun or tan-
. ning devices to avoid injury. To
avoid overexposure, the DOH
recommends the following
smart tanning practices:
Apply a generous amount
of sunscreen before going out-
doors. Apply early and often.
Lengthen your tanning
times over several days and
weeks, whether you are out-
doors in the sun, or using a tan-

ning device indoors.
Protect your lips by using
lip balm that blocks uv light.
Whether indoors or out-
doors, keep skin moist by using
aloe vera gel or moisturizer to
avoid sunburn and sooth your
Wear protective eyewear
that has been approved by the
When using a tanning
device, always follow the rec-
ommended tanning schedule
provided by the manufacturer
and read all warning signs and
operational procedures. Each
bed/booth is different.
Certain foods and medica-
tions may cause adverse effects
during the tanning process. Ask
the operator to see a list of these
foods and medications.
An adult should always
accompany children under the
age of 14 for the use of indoor
tanning devices. .
For more information on tan-
ning, visit the DOH at
www.doh.state.fl.us, and select
.the Division of Environmental
Health, or contact your local
county health department.

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Polk Community College offers classes

Employing Law
Pilk Community College's
Corporate College is offering a
workshop designed and present-
ed by J. Leonora Bressler and
Bressler Training. This workshop
will provide business owners, HR
professionals, supervisors and
office managers with a complete
overview of the major employ-
ment laws and issues with a view
toward practical steps and poli-
cies that can be used to defend
oneself legally. The seven hour
workshop will be held on the
Lakeland ca.m.pus on Wednes-
day, Mar. 30 from 9 a.m/ to 5 p/m.
The fee for this class is $129.
For more information call 669-
2326 or visit www.polk.edu/cc
"After All, You're
the Supervisor"
Polk Community College's
Corporate College is offering
"After All, You're the Supervisor"

class. An eight hour look at
important lessons for new super-
visors and seasoned supervisors
alike. This class explores the skill
set that revolves around facilitat-
ing excellence in others and illus-
trates the exciting and challeng-
ing transition of moving from
tea.m. member to tea.m. supervi-
The class will meet on the
Lakeland ca.m.pus Friday, Apr. 1
from 8 am to 5 pm.
The fee for this course is $98.
For more information call 669-
2326 or visit www.polk.edu/cc
Microsoft Word
Intermediate Class
Polk Community College's
Corporate College is offering a
weekend class in Microsoft Word
Intermediate. In this class stu-
dents will learn how to create
columns for newsletters and
brochures; insert graphics; learn
how to customize tabs; create
templates and discover other

techniques to automate your
work. Microsoft Office XP version
will be used in this course. Stu-
dents must have taken MS Word
This 12 hour class will meet on
the Lakeland ca.m.pus Friday,
Apr. 1st, 6 p.m. 10 p.m. and Sat-
urday Apr. 2nd 9 a.m.- 5 p.m..
The fee for this course is $96
and the text book, Word 2002
Intermediate by Course Technolo-
gy MUST be purchase the first day
of class
For more information call 669-
2326 or visit www.polk.edu/cc
Spanish II
Polk Community College's
Corporate College is offering an
intermediate course in Conversa-
tional Spanish II. This course is
designed for students who would
like to learn how to effectively
communicate with the Spanish
speaking population in a wide
variety of situations. This

class meets for a total of 24 hours
on the Lakeland ca.m.pus Tues-
days and Thursdays from 5:30
p.m.- 7:30 p.m., Apr. 5th through
May 10th.
The fee for this class is $168
plus the cost of the text book
For more information call 669-
2326 or visit www.polk.edu/cc
Ethics for Adjusters
Polk Community College's
Corporate College is offering a
class in Ethics for Adjusters. This
course defines ethics and links
ethical behavior to current situa-
tions, includes a section on "bad
faith" as defined by Florida law,'
and gives the adjuster guidelines
for his relationship to both com-
pany and claimant.
This two hour class will meet
on the Lakeland ca.m.pus on Fri-
day, Apr 8 8 a.m. to 10 a.m..
The fee for this course is $16.
For more information call 669-
2326 or visit www.polk.edu/cc

Schools seek hall of fame nominees

The Polk County Public
Schools Hall of Fame is seeking
Nominees should be individu-
als who attended a public school
and made significant profession-
al 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 Spes-
sard Holland, U.S.Senator Park
Trammell, industrialist Ben Hill
Griffin Jr. and U.S. Army Colonel
Freddie Austin. 2005 inductees
will be honored during a May

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

Department of Health promotes fitness

Department of Health (DOH)
celebrates March as National
Nutrition Month, an education
and advocacy campaign spon-
sored annually by the American
Dietetic Association (ADA). This
year's theme, Get a Taste for
Nutrition, promotes a balanced
diet, along with daily physical
activity, for healthy living. "Nutri-
tion is an integral part of main-
taining the health of our families
and communities," said DOH
Secretary John O. Agwunobi,
M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H. "During the
month of March, and year-
round, we encourage all Floridi-
ans to not only watch what they

eat, but to take a proactive
stance on improving and main-
taining a balanced and healthy
According to Behavioral Risk
Factor Surveillance Survey
(BRFSS), the prevalence of obe-
sitj in Florida almost doubled
from 10.4 percent in 1998 to 19.9
percent in 2003. The BRFSS also
states that only 25 percent of
Florida's adults consumed the
daily-recommended servings of
fruits and vegetables.
Combining an active lifestyle
with nutritious, low-fat foods
can help control weight and
reduce the risk of many chronic
diseases including cancer, high

blood pressure, diabetes, heart
disease and stroke.
To maintain a healthy
lifestyle, DOH and ADA recom-
mend the following tips:
Maintain a balanced diet
with a variety of foods including
vegetables, whole. grains, fruits,
non-fat diary products, beans,
lean meats, poultry and fish.
Eat greater amounts of
fruits and vegetables, and fewer
high-calorie foods.
Enjoy foods 'in healthy,
moderate portions.
Choose foods rich in vita-
mins, minerals and fibers over
those that are processed.
Balance food choices with

physical activity to achieve and
maintain a healthy weight and
DOH provides resources and
information on nutrition and
healthy living through programs
such as the Obesity Prevention
Program, Women, Infants &
Children (WIC) Program and the
Child Care Food Program. Each
of Florida's county health
departments is also involved in
promoting healthy living within
local communities.,
For more information, con-
tact your local county health
department, or visit the DOH at

Easter bunnies may not be a good idea

If you're tempted to surprise
your child with a bunny or chick
on Easter morning, Dr..Bonnie
Beaver, an animal behavior
expert at Texas A&M University's
College of Veterinary Medicine
and Biomedical Sciences, sug-
gests you think over the idea
carefully-you may end up with
more eggs in your basket than
you can handle.
Dr. Beaver says it's usually not
a good idea to give someone a
surprise pet.
A child getting a pet as a gift
should know about it before-
hand so he or she can be
involved in the decision-making
process. The child should have a
say in the selection of an animal
he or she will have for the next
several years," Dr/ Beaver says.

Many times, after the novelty chicks require a time expense
of a new bunny or chick wears because, you must feed and
off, the child loses interest. "If clean their living areas daily as
this happens," says Beaver, "the well as spend time with them
responsibility for the animal's frequently..When they grow up,
care may fall to a parent, which these animals will need more
is -often not what the parent space than they did as babies.
wants. This can result in pet bun- You will need to create an
nies and chicks being taken to area for chickens to roost or buy
shelters or abandoned." bunnies a larger cage because
Another important considera- they are active and need.exer-
tion when giving a bunny or cise. Also, in some regions,
chick as an Easter gift is the keeping chickens outdoors is
expense of maintaining these against zoning regulations, so

animals. There are ongoing feed- the giver of a bunny or chick
ing expenses as well as the cost should look into the restrictions
to spay or neuter rabbits (the around the recipient's home.
cost is much greater if you don't) If you've been 'successfully
and regular veterinary check-ups dissuaded from buying your
to keep your pet healthy. favorite child an Easter bunny or
Apart from the financial chick, don't despair. There are
expenses though, bunnies and. many other ways to surprise

your child on Easter. Chocolate
bunnies can often have the same
pleasing affects on children as
the real thing.
Dr. Beaver says, "If you are
considering giving a child a pet
for Easter, show the recipient a
picture of a pet or give him or
her some information about the
animal and let him or her go
later to select one. This way, you
and your child can learn more
about the pet together and
decide whether getting one is a
good idea or not.
"Also, sometimes giving a
stuffed toy to a youngster lets the
child know a pet is coming and
he or she can be part of the deci-
sion on which one to select," Dr.
Beaver adds.

Kellie Walsh competes

Kellie Walsh, a seventh grader at Frostproof
Middle/Senior High School recentlycompeted in the
regional spelling bee. She is now going on to compete
against 38 finalists in the Polk County Spelling Bee.
Kellie Walsh is daughter of Dan and Janeen Walsh of
The winner of the county spelling bee will represent Polk
County at the National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.
The Polk County Spelling bee will take place at George
Jenkins High School on Tuesday, March 29 at 1 p.m.

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Wildlife foundation awards $343,235

The Wildlife Foundation of
Florida (WFF) awarded $343,235
from "Conserve Wildlife License
Plate" revenues to the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) for agency proj-
During its March 15 meeting in
Tallahassee, the WFF board of
directors elected to fund the follow-
ing 11 projects and studies:
Florida Manatee Foraging on
Seagrass Communities Around a
Winter Warm-Water Refuge,
$62,000, Fish and Wildlife
Research Institute
Largemouth Bass Genetics
Assessment, $2,400, Fish &
Wildlife Research Institute
Burrowing Owl Conservation
and Management, $29,000, Divi-
sion of Habitat and Species Conser-
Exotic Pet Pilot Forgiveness
Program, $20,000, Division of
Habitat and Species Conservation
Conservation and Protection
of Marine Aquatic Habitat at St.
Lucie Inlet Reserve State Park Coral
Reef, Martin County, $34,000, Divi-
sion of Habitat and Species Conser-
Population Dynamics,
Demography and Movements of
the Endangered Snail Kite, $29,095,
Division of Habitat and Species
Captive Propagation and
Reintroduction of the State-Endan-
gered Miami Blue Butterfly,
$42,000, Division of Habitat and
Species Conservation
Florida Black Bear: Continua-
tion and Expansion of the Bear
Response Agent Program, $30,000,
Division of Habitat and Species

Florida Black Bear: Support to
Conduct a Black Bear Manage-
ment Survey of the General Public,
$25,000, Division of Habitat and
Species Conservation
Response of Native and Exot-
ic Apple Snails to Lake Habitat
Management, $ 38,540, Division of
Habitat and Species Conservation
Evaluation of Web Cam Tech- -
nology for Compliance Monitoring,
$31,200, Division of Law Enforce-
The Conserve.Wildlife License
Plate is the product of a partnership
between the FWC, the WFF,
Defenders of Wildlife and the Flori-

da Chapter of the Sierra Club. The
license plate cost $17 more than a
regular plate. Of that additional
cost, the Department of Highway
Safety and Motor Vehicles receives
$2. The WFF receives the remain-
ing $15 to support activities of the
FWC. The $15 is tax-deductible.
In the past five years, the WFF
has provided funding for more
than $1.3 million of Conserve
Wildlife License Plate revenues for
FWC projects.
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lished the WFF in 1994 to provide
assistance, funding and promo-
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Polk students named in All-Staters music competition

The following Polk students
were named to All-Florida music
performing groups and per-
formed at the Florida Music Edu-
cator's Association conference.
They performed in categories that
included bands, orchestra, cho-
rus and choir. All-State students
are listed according to school
Aubumdale High: Christina
Coomer, Skye Hayes, Sarah
McGuire, Samantha Swofford,
Timothy Van Duser;
Stambaugh Middle: Amy
McGuire, Cameron Hayes,
Cheyenne Kiddy, Daniel McNally,
Brett Ramsey;
Babson Park: Dale R. Fair Bab-
son Park Elementary: Sarah
Critchfield, Rachel Manautou;
Bartow High: Maelynn Alley,
Alana Brown, Katie Haag, Marie

Pantojan, Brandon Tan, Maria
Union Academy: Lola Adeye-
mo, Ashley Holloway, Shelby
Loveless, Kimberly Lunn, Susan-
nah Rawlings;
Davenport School of the Arts:
Brielle Davis;
Pinewood Elementary: Crystal
Morris, Kari White;
Fort Meade Middle-Senior:
Katherine, Albritton, Stephanie
DeHond, Courtney Tooke;
Frostproof Middle-Senior:
Phillip Bracken II, Rebecca
Browne, Marlon Del Rio, Danielle
Montero, Nanoa Hanalei;
Alta Vista Elementary: Torin
Daniel Jenkins Academy:
Randy Hirneisen;
.Haines City High: Craig John-
son, Tabitha Kyner;

Discovery Academy: Katie
Blake Academy: Robby Luster,
Layton Stein;
Crystal Lake Middle: Amanda
Harrison Arts Center: Christina
Acree, Bonnie Badke, Vanessa
Barbee, Josh Burt, Andrew Can-
Ion, Margaret Denham, David
Crum, Amanda Dezee, Cory
Goeltzenleuchter, Brian Harris,
Meagan Hieronymus, Tara Holm,
Justin Israel, Thomas Kahre,
Matthew Kerley, Laura Knowles,
Erin McDonald, Megan McDon-
ald, Mollie McCullough, Jacob
Peace, Jackie Revell, Ben Saxton,
Craig Sotolongo, Geoffrey Stoff,
Jadrian Tarver, Kafy Vickers,
Grant Von Leue, Mary Wolver-
Kathleen High: Javaris Wright;

George Jenkins High: Scott
Chapman, Christina Martin,
Thomas Wright;
Lake Gibson High: Jared Acuff,
Jared Hair, Diana Kempter, Kyle
Van Benthuysen, Kristina Rieksts,
Edwin Soler;
Lake Gibson Middle: Nicholas
Psihountas, Paula Tagalos, Kyle
Lakeland High: Mario Cooper,
Danielle Drapiza, Austin Smith-
Lakeland Highlands Middle:
Chelsea Barlow, Robyn Cortello,
Ashlee Hopper, Chris Kline, Han-
nah -Mayer, Tanya Oey, Noah
Lawton Chiles Middle: Lauren
Anderson, Allison Bedford, Kayla
Bryant, Meagan Johnson, Jacob
McKeel Academy: Hannah

Canada lottery scam cons residents

Northeast District General
Crimes detectives are currently
investigating a case of an unknown
solicitor who has so far conned a
Polk County resident out of $4,000.
The victim says she was first
contacted by the suspect via U.S.
Mail in February 2005. The letter
she received has a letterhead from
"Lottery, Resources Management
& Payment Verification" in Ottawa,
Canada. The addressee is told in
the letter that he/she is the lucky
winner of a "North American Prize
Pool" lottery held a few month's
prior, and that he/she needs to con-
tact a "claim agent" to claim a cash
Once the victim contacts the
"claim agent", they are instructed
to first wire money to the "compa-

ny" in order to claim their prize.
Sheriff Judd warns citizens to
NEVER wire or send money to
someone you do not know. And, if
contacted via telephone, U.S. Mail,
or via the Internet, claiming you've
been the recipient of a prize, ask for
the caller's name, the company
they represent, a telephone num-
ber, address, and full details of the
contest/sweepstakes. Also ask how
the caller got your personal infor-
mation. If any of the responses to
your questions sound ill-gained or
suspicious, hang up immediately
and contact the proper authorities.
In cases such as this one, where
a victim was defrauded of money,
criminal charges of Scheming to
Defraud will apply once the suspect
is apprehended. Also, because the


Anthony Pietrunti
Anthony Nalson Pietrunti, 56,
of Frostproof
11, 2005, at
Born in
R.I., on Oct.
28, 1948, Mr.
Pietrunti came
to Frostproof Anthony
from Lake. Pietrunti
Wales six
years ago. He was a welder for

Thomas Valley Steel.
He was an Army veteran of
the Vietnam War. He was a
He is surtrived by his sons,
Mark Pietrunti of Connecticut,
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literacy materials to help with hur-
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Flu season

lingers in Florida

Several strains of intestinal
flu seem to be affecting people
in our area in the past few
weeks. It isn't easy to complete-
ly avoid any contact with flu
germs. Even if you never left
your house, family members
might bring the germs home.
According to the Center for
Disease Control, flu germs can
live for up to eight hours on a
surface. That means you can
catch the flu from someone
who used the same shopping
cart several hours before. Flu
germs have been documented
on surfaces such as doorknobs
and books. Just about anything
a person touches could harbor
.\ilin your hands often is
one of the easiest and most
effective ways of preventing the
spread of flu germs. One study
conducted by the United States
Army required one group of sol-
diers to wash their hands five
times a day while others were
not given any special instruc-
tions about hand washing. They
found that requiring the men to
wash their hands often signifi-
cantly reduced the frequency of
The Center for Disease Con-
trol offers the following tips for
avoiding the flu:
Avoid close contact with
people who are sick. When you
are sick, keep your distance
from others to protect them
from getting sick too.
If possible, stay home from
work, school, and errands
when you are sick. You will help
prevent others from catching
your illness.


with Katrina Elsken

Cover your mouth and
nose with a tissue when cough-
ing or sneezing. It may prevent
those around you from getting
Avoid touching your eyes,
nose or mouth. Germs are often
spread when a person touches
something that is contaminated
with germs and then touches
his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
According to the CDC,
Influenza virus is destroyed by
heat (167-2120F [75-1000C]). In
addition, several chemical ger-
micides, including chlorine,
hydrogen peroxide, detergents
(soap), iodophors (iodine-
based antiseptics), and alcohols
are effective against influenza
viruses if used in proper con-
centration for sufficient length
of time. For example, wipes or
gels with alcohol in them can be
used to clean hands. The gels
should be rubbed until they are
Before making any change
to your diet or exercise plan,
consult your doctor. This is
especially important if you are
on any prescription medica-
tions. Some drugs interact badly
with foods that would other-
wise be considered healthy.

In the Military

Perez graduates
Army Pvt. Angel L. Perez has
graduated from the Light-
wheeled Vehicle Mechanic
advanced individual training
(AIT) course at Fort Jackson;
Columbia, S.C.
The course is designed to
train soldiers to perform mainte-
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wheeled vehicles and related
mechanical, components,
including suspension systems,
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and power trains, spark- and
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Canker eradication program benefits industry

state's citrus canker eradication
program has been mired in con-
troversy and legal action result-
ing in a stop-and-go approach to
removing infected trees a new
University of Florida study indi-
cates the benefits of the eradica-
tion program outweigh the costs
eight to one.
"Without the eradication pro-
gram, citrus canker will become
widely established in Florida,
with serious long-term conse-
quences for the state's $9.1 bil-
lion citrus industry," said Ron
Muraro, a professor with UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences. "It would jeopardize
our position in the world mar-
If citrus canker were to
become endemic in Florida,
exports of fresh fruit to Europe
would likely cease, he said. Over
the long run, the economic loss
due to an endemic canker prob-
lem would be nearly $2.5 billion.
The bacterial disease, which
causes lesions on the leaves,
stems and fruit of citrus trees,
weakens citrus trees, causing a
loss in yields and higher produc-
tion costs. Removal and burning
of infected or exposed trees is
the only way to stop the disease.
According to the study, the
canker eradication program
saves producers $169.2 million
annually in production costs for
items such as extra bactericide
sprays in groves, and processing
steps at packinghouses to grade
out blemished fruit and disinfect
clean fruit for foreign and
domestic markets. The eradica-
tion program also helps the cit-
rus industry avoid $84.9 million
per year in lost revenues that
would be caused by lower fruit
yields and unmarketable fruit. By
contrast, the annual cost of the
eradication program in 2005 is
estimated to be $44 million.
"When the annual impacts
are extrapolated over time, the-
cost to the industry would
exceed $2.5 billion, and the dis-
ease would be well on its way to
destroying the Florida citrus
industry," Muraro said.
Total cost of the current eradi-
cation program, which began in
1995, is estimated to be $477
million, which includes the
destruction of infected or
Exposed trees and competisa-
tion to homeowners for lost
trees. In 2004, producers
received approximately $28.4
million in compensation from
state and federal agencies for

production lost to canker or
exposure. The eradication pro-
gram is administered by the
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services and
the U.S. Department of Agricul-
Muraro, based at the UF/IFAS
Citrus Research and Education
Center in Lake Alfred, said spe-
cialty fruit would be the only seg-
ment of the citrus industry that
might experience a net gain in
revenue associated with endem-
ic citrus canker. The disease
would reduce shipments of cer-
tain fresh fruit varieties, thereby
boosting the market price of fruit
harvested from canker-free
groves. The net gain in pricesfor
specialty fruit would reduce the
benefits associated with the
canker eradication program by
$44.5 million. Nevertheless, he
said, an endemic citrus canker
situation would still have an
overall negative impact on rev-
enue for the industry.
The two-year study, funded
by USDA, was conducted by
Muraro and Tom Spreen, profes-
sor and chairman of the UF/IFAS
food and resource .economics
department in Gainesville.
Marisa Zansler, an economist at
USDA's Animal Plant Health
Inspection Services in Washing-
ton, D.C., contributed to the
The economic analysis of the
citrus canker eradication pro-
gram was developed using the
predicted values of the benefits
and the costs associated with the
program. The summary reports,
FE 531 and FE 532, are available
on the UF/IFAS Electronic Docu-
ment Information Source Web
site: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/.
Spreen said the study did not
measure' changes in consumer
demand that might occur if the
citrus disease is not eradicated.
"Although citrus canker will not
adversely affect human health,
the mere image of consuming a
product that is visually unappeal-
ing may have a negative impact
on the demand for Florida cit-
rus," he said.
"Opponents say Florida
should abandon the current
eradication program and learn
to live with the citrus canker
problem," Muraro said. "They
contend that the citrus industry
will not incur losses that are big
enough to outweigh the cost of
the eradication program, but our
research clearly indicates that
this would not be the case."
The study also shows that the




current, expanded-phase eradi-
cation program, which ramped
up with renewed state and feder-
al funding in 2000, could have
removed all trees infected or
exposed to the disease by the
end of this year. However,
because of legal challenges that
halted tree removal in Miami-
Dade and Broward counties, the
eradication program will have to
continue until January 2008, the
report says.
Spreen said the 2004 hurri-
cane season "throws another
unknown into the equation"
because the disease is spread by
rain-driven wind.
"Our cost estimates for con-
cluding the eradication program
in 2008 were developed in June
2004 before the storms passed
through the state," Spreen said.
"Now we are beginning to see
new outbreaks of citrus canker
in Southwest Florida and the
Indian River area, which means
the program may have to contin-
ue beyond 2008."

Jim Graham, a professor of
soil microbiology at the Lake
Alfred center who is studying the
pathology of the disease and
evaluating various control meth-
ods, said decisive action is the
best policy when canker threat-

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Outbreaks of the disease have
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6 The Frostproof News, Thursday, March 24, 2005

Advice for the mature seeking work

Age 65. For many years, this
magic number was the sign for
people to say goodbye to the
workforce and hello to a leisurely
life of retirement. This is hardly
the case today. The average
American is living longer, and
that trend is prompting a retire-
ment revolution. Those in their
50s, 60s and beyond aren't ready
to settle into a traditional retire-
ment lifestyle. They desire new
challenges, social connections or
extra income, all of which they
can find through employment.
While employment certainly
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when considering employment
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to explore?
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Is a large or small business a
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 8 Fabrics 595
SFireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
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Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Wans & Games 730
VRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

Ton, Coleman, AC/Heat
unit, exc cond, $500.
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
Trane, brand new, in box,
4 ton. $1000 or best offer.

CHINA SET 24pc, plates/
cups/saucers, w/ violet
flowers, some cut glass,
$150, (863)763-1386.
HALL TREE- orig finish, oak,
1920's, mirror, bench
'seat, umbrella stand, $375

Appliances 51

DISHWASHER- new, used
'once, $150. (863)357-
9946. '

Works good.
Premier, electric, almond,
20"W x 24"L, $50,
Kenmore Side By Side.
'25 cu'. Exc. cond. $600.
most new, w/ice maker,
white, 5' tall, $250,
side w/ice 21 cu' Sm up-
right Freezer & Elec Stove
$500 863-763-1919.
almond, good condition
$200 firm

I-isclaeos 65

WASHER Kenmore, white,
heavy duty, super capaci-
ty, Good cond. $150

BICYCLE- Schwin, 24", 5
speed, excellent condition,
$40. (863)824-7033.

3 speed, Good
condition. $25.

Deals Save $$$. 40 x 60'
to 100 x 200'. Example: 50
x 100 x12' = $3.60/sq ft.

$$$ Buy Direct From Man-
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stock with all Accessories.
Quick turn around! Deliv-
ery Available Toll Free

scv4 or 3/4 box 11/4 roof
nails used for 12sq. $350
neg (863)763-3679

vids Bridal, beautiful, like
new, size 5, $75.

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

ANTIQUE BR SET- 2 dress-
ers, 2 night stands, hdbd,
Solid wood, good cond.
$1995. (863)983-5628.
ble twin bed w/ortho mat-
tress. Ele., $500.

w/6 chairs. Good condition.
$100 (863)467-6088

with slide, from Rooms to
Go, paid $599 asking
$250. (863)824-0095.
SLEEPER SOFA- blue, good
condition, $50 or best of-
fer. (863)357-9946.

BED- 3 drawer, bkcase
hdbd, like new mattress,
$75. (863)763-6757.


RIFLE- 300 magnum
Weatherby, German made,
w/scope, $1400 neg.
863)675-6214 aft 6.


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Cherry wood finish,
Good cond. $75.

BEAGLE, Male CKC reg.,
first shots, vet certified,
ready to go, $375.
3 Male w/Health Certificate
& first shots $400 pc.
(863)763-2755 Iv. mess.
shots & wormed 8
wks. old, $250
Jack Russell Terrier Pup-
pies, purebred, ready 3/
19, 4 fern., 1 male, $300.
PEACH DOVES, (2), old
enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6 pm.
CKC reg 8wks all- shots
$400 (863)467-5574 or Iv
voice msg 863-697-0035
not barely old enough to
eat on their own, $40 will
sell sep. (863)675-6214

76x76 & Water heater, GE,
40 gal. $125 for all, will
sep. 561-723-6753 Cell

Vertical, 25 ton
.on wheels, $500

Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.,


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/

Services Wanted 830
Fertlizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

2 years old. Will be big.
Train your way. $2000.

15", Brown. All
the tack. $300.

widebody, 12.5 HP Briggs
& Stratton. $500. For more
info. (863)634-8608.

Diesel eng 54" cut, 21 HP,
Hyd. drive, Extra blades
$1000 863-467-0613

wide body, 12.5HP BS,
42" cut, dual blades, $500

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

Blooming & Cheap!

plicity, rotary, sickle bar,
plow, $100. (863)674-


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 980

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Upscale Golf Community
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om Price: $59,900, 10%
down, balance financed
12 months at 4.24% fixed,
one year balloon, OAC.


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Property Sale 1010
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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 -
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Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080

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This is YOUR chance to own property in Hlighlands
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VILLE, NC Spectacular
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Paved roads, clubhouse,
world-class trout fishing,
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$29,900. Free boat slip!
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vestment company seeks
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Call (877)822-LAND.

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North Carolina Where
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SAir, Views & Stream,
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The Frostproof News, Thursday, March 24,2005

lI..I. I C i m I.I

Prsoperty -Re


Mobile Homes

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


GLOBE 1973,33 Ft., Lg. FL.
Rm., 1/1, 4 Acres. Adult
Park, lot 60 by Taylor Crk.
$5000 neg. 772-569-5573
LIBERTY 97' 3 BR, 2 BA
Must be moved.
Eager to sell! $22,000.
Water front. Large Florida
Room. Furnished. $4800


Boats 3005-
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet SkiiB 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles.ATVe 3035

ANGLER, 1977
17 ft., 70hp Johnson
Glasstream, '86,
inboard, outboard, 16 ft.,
$2500 or best offer.
OMEGA 24" Cabin hull pro-
ject boat w/tandem axle
boat $600 (863)697-
Place your ad online at
classfl.html or mailto:
BOAT, '95- 90hp, fully
equipped, Ranger Trailer,
excellent condition, $6500
So. Bay, Fla (561)213-
Ranker, 19', 140 inboard/
outboard, fiberglass hull,
low hours, $2900. Inquire
at Lot 54, Riverbend Trail-
er Park or call (863)801-
new, never used, controls,
$425. (561)622-0736

Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

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

V-8, 3 spd on the floor.
Good tires & motor. $600.
Neg. (863)673-2327.
27', 400 cu" eng. Good
tires, New starter. Dam-
aged $800 863-673-2327
GOLF STREAM 1997, 30 Ft.
Sleeps 6, Awning, A/C,
Very good condition.
$7500 (863)467-1837
RV TRAILER, 32', w Florida
room attached, furnished,
$6500. (740)359-0156

'02: Moonrf., Leather, re-
mote sliding doors, dual
front/back A/C, roof rack/
carrier, tow pckg. w/elec.
brake & receiver. Warran-
tee transfer. 50 K mis.
$22K (772)461-1023

TRAIL LITE 2001, Bantam
21 Ft. Tandem, Sleeps 6,
self contained w/bath, hot
water, A/C, screen rm.
Asking $8K w/weight dis-
tribution hitch/anti swai.
$8.6K. (772)461-1023

I Pars-e lars

5spd. transmission, start-
er & exhaust system
$2500 (863)357-1078
run exc. but body dam-
aged $1200 neg
OLDS AURORA. '96- load-
ed, runs good, auto, CD
plyr, leather interior
Place your ad online at
classfl.html or mailto:
PREME '94 AT, runs good
$2500 (863)763-5519

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

runs good will trade for
pick up $1700. or best of-
fer (863)763-0072.
'85 runs & in good shape
$1250 or best offer

CLUB CAR, Good cond.
good batt.& chgr. $1299
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878

new,. 10 hp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
$900. (863)692-2229.
FORD TEMPO, 90- 4dr,
good body, needs trans, &
'minor work, $200 neg.
ISUZU PU, '92- for parts,
has engine and trans,
$150. (863)467-0561.

I PicupTI

FORD RANGER. '88- not
running, many new parts,
needs injector, $500.

DODGE VAN, '85- blue,
runs, AC, heat, needs gas
pedal, $150. (863)467-
Runs & Looks good. A
couple of issues. $1200.

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Mantelpiece plan
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Webber International University Sports News

ORLANDO, Fla. Webber
International University won four
of the six singles matches as the
Warriors defeated the Savannah
College of Art and Design 6-3 in a
Florida Sun Conference men's
tennis match Wednesday (March
13) afternoon.
The Bees, who are ranked No.
15 in the latest NAIA Top 25 Rat-
ing, fell to 1-4 overall and to 0-3 in
the conference. The Warriors,
who are ranked No. 20, improved
to 7-6 overall and to 2-3 in the
league. WIU returns to the courts
on Friday as they host Otterbein
College at 3pm.
WIU's Mattias Alderete won
his #2 singles match; Yuiti Lopes
nabbed the #3 singles match;
Cody Wright took the #5 singles
match, Leigh Griffith clinched the
#6 singles match; Catter and
Christophe Bonadona won the
#1 doubles competition; and.
Yuiti Lopes combined with
Wright to take the #2 doubles
The Lady Warriors defeated
Dillard University (LA) in a hard-
fought battle by a 6-3 score. Win-
ning for WIU in the singles
matches were: Sophie Alrikson
(#1), Stefanie Jungmann (#2),
Rashmee Kumari (#3), and Jessi-
ca Thomas (#5). In the doubles
competition, WIU took the #1
and #2 matches with the Alrik-
son/Jungmann and
Thomas/Kumari respectively.
In a very solid showing by
WIU (retaining their #20 ranking
in the NAIA), the Warriors Men's
Tennis team shut down Dillard
University by the score of 9-0.
WIU, still holding the #20 rank-
ing in the NAIA, defeated NCAA II
University of Indianapolis on the
tennis courts by the score of 6-3.
WIU dominated Onondaga Com-
munity College in a scrimmage
match by the score of 9-0. WIU
will return to action on Wednes-
day against Savannah College of
Art & Design in Orlando. Wining
all three matches were: Enrique
Catter, Yuiti Lopes, Matias
Alderete, Cody Wright, Nico
Jungkind, and Leigh Griffiths.
WIU has caught fire lately,
winning their last three matches.

The Webber International
University baseball team fell to
18-16 following a 3-2 loss to
Spring Arbor University (MI)
March 16.. The game was sup-
posed to be a double-header, but
weather shortened the night after
three innings of the second
WIU took a 1-0 lead after the
second-inning of the first game,
but SAU rallied back to score
twice in the fifth and once in the
sixth. WIU rallied late in the game

after Eddie Gonzalez singled, and
Jimmy. Thompson tripled to
score Joey Albsmeyer who was
pinch-running for Gonzalez, but
that was the lone run of the
inning for the Warriors.
Gonzalez went 2-od-3 on the
night. Thompson, Bj Ubrey, and
Chris Dupree each gathered hits
as well. Thompson drove home
two RBl's for the Warriors.
From the mound, Todd Wain-
scott (2-1) was credited with the
loss after tossing five innings with
four strike-outs and allowing
three hits. Ryan Kendrick pitched
the next two innings with a strike-
out and no hits.
Eddie Gonzalez solidified the
victory for the Warriors in the sec-
ond game by flitting a three-run*
homer over the right-center field
fence to end the game in the bot-
tom of the fifth. The WIU base-
ball team (18-15, 1-8) demol-
ished Fisher College (Mass.) in
the doubleheader by the scores
of 6-1 and 10-0.
The first game remained
scoreless through the first two
innings, and then FC struck first
by scoring one run in the top of

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the third but it was the last run
Fisher would score for the rest of
the night. WIU rattled off six runs
in the bottom of the fourth after
WIU went through their entire
lineup at the plate. Chris Dupree
started, the rally with a walk.
Kenny Cruz sacrificed. Joey Alb-
smeyer then singled, driving
home Dupree. Eddie Gonzalez
added a single of his own to score
Cruz. Scott Scherer was hit by
pitch. Travis Hill then reached on
a fielder's choice Scherer. Jeremy
Byrd chipped in a two RBI single
next. Grover Benton rounded out
the rally with a two RBI single as
well. Josh Dubay (4-1) com-
manded the mound for the War-
riors, gaining the win by retiring
seven batters on strikes and giv-
ing up seven hits.
The Warriors continued their
hot-streak from the plate and
their solid defense as they put
away Fisher 5-0 after the second
inning of the second game. WIU
turned a number of important
double plays on the night to help
in the effort as well. Tossing the
second game from the mound
was Matt Boyer (3-2), who fin-

ished with five strikeouts; he held
FC to just five hits in the five
innings of the game. Leading the
offense in the second game with
two hits each was: Cruz, Alb-
smeyer, Ubrey, and O'Neal.
Dupree, Gonzalez, Scherer, and-
Collin Martin contributed a hit a
piece as well.

SWIU split with Savannah Col-
lege of Art & Design on Saturday
9-2, 2-1. Outfielder Malorie Hor-
ton made a spectacular catch and
throw to home plate to hold off
the Lady Bees in the second
game. Rachel Burton finished the
two games going 4 of 6 on the
,day. Kayla Palmer pitched the
second game against SCAD, only
giving up a run on a solo homer
by Charity Graham.
On Sunday, WIU faced
Edward Waters for the second
time this year, the Lady Warriors
once again dominated the series
with a 10-0 victory and a 12-1
win. Casey Sullivan, had three
hits, and Horton and Ashley
Oldaker added two more a piece
in the victories.

Gaining USCAA Player-of-the-
Week was Rachel Burton and
earning Pitcher-of-the-Week hon-
ors was Kayla Palmer. Rachel
Burton, a 5'5 senior outfielder
from Winter Haven, went 4-of-6
from the plate on Saturday in the
doubleheader against Savannah
College of Art & Design scadD).
Burton also scored two runs on
the day. Burton played in the first
game on Sunday against Edward
Waters; going 2-for-4 from the
Kayla Palmer is a 5'5 junior
pitcher from Orange Park. Kayla
finished 2-0 from the mound on
-the week after pitching the.2-1
win over SCAD and a 10-0 win
over Edward Waters. Palmer tal-
lied up one strikeout against
SCAD in seven innings, but only
allowed one run and four hits
against 25 batters. Palmer con-
tributed .two strikeouts and only
gave up two hits in the three-
innings she tossed against EWC.

WIU took home first place
honors in the men's 4xl00m
relay, the men's sprint 1,600m

medley relay, the men's 110m
shuttle hurdle relay, and the
men's 4x200m relay to lead the
way for the Warriors. Xavier Nor-
folk took third in the 400m hur-
dles event. Eric Ford nabbed
fourth in the pole vault competi-
tion, and Danny Mejia placed fifth
in the 5,000m event. Ford also
took fifth in the javelin event.
Mejia and Norfolk's runs set new
school records. WIU also set a
school standard for the shuttle
hurdle relay.
The WIU men finished sev-
enth out of the ten teams com-
peting. The Warriors scored 66.5
points overall, just 1.5 points
behind rival Warner Southern.
For the women, PJ Pringle
leaped her way to a fifth place fin-
ish in the triple jump and also
grabbed sixth place in the long
WIU will be back in action at
the National Triathlon Center
Spring Classic on Saturday in
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