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Thursday June 2, 2005


Graduation videos
now available
Graduation video for the
F.H.S. Class of 2005 can be
ordered from Frostproof Mid-
dle/Senior High School. TV Pro-
ductions taped the ceremony
and added some senior memo-
rabilia to it. Order forms are in
the FMSHS office. Cost is $10 per
video. The videos are a fundrais-
er for the TV production pro-
gram at the school.
Summer meals
for needy children
S Polk County schools Foodser-
vice Department provides free,
nutritiouss meals to needy chil-
dren during June and July at
approximately 100 sites across
the county.Children, 18 years
and younger, both enrolled and
non-enrolled at program sites,
are eligible for breakfast or lunch
at no cost. The program is avail-
able to needy children during
summerr vacation when school
meals are not available. The
summer meal program goes
from June 1 to July 22.
Call Mary Cerati at 534-0588
for a list of sites, eligibility and
registration information or for
further details. Sites include:
Babson Park: Dale R. Fair
Babson Park Elementary;
Frostproof: Frostproof Care
Center, Frostproof Middle-Senior,
Lakeview Park Community Cen-
Lake Wales: Citrus Center
Boys & Girls Club, South Lake
Wales Church of God, Lake
Wales Afterschool, Teen Out-
reach Program; and,
Winter Haven: All About
Kidz Learning, Chain O'Lakes
Complex, Chris Child Care, Chris
Child Care, Chrysalis
Program/PCOC, Citrus Center
Boys & Girls Club, Elbert Ele-
mentary, Fairyland Learning
Center, Girls Inc. of Winter
Haven, Lake Shipp Elementary,
Lion's Park, Little Star Preschool,
Pierre's Kiddieland, Police Athlet-
ic League, Rotary Park Leisure
Service, Winter Haven Recre-
ational & Cultural Center.

Schools plan
teacher job fair
Polk public schools will hold
a Teacher Job Fair on Friday, June
10 at Lakeland's George Jenkins
High School from 8 a.m. to 3
p.m. George Jenkins High is at
S6000 Lakeland Highlands Road.
The job fair is geared toward
those already with a bachelor's
degree from an accredited col-
lege or university considering
teaching as a career change.
Candidates can get information
at the job fair about the hiring
process and certification require-
nrents. Registration can be done
Sonline at www.polk-fl.net. Fur-
ther information on the job fair is
available from Viesta Skipper,
recruiting specialist, at 519-8036.

Come celebrate
July Fourth
SCome celebrate the Fourth of
July in Frostproof, sponsored by
the City of Frostproof and the
Frostproof Chamber of Com-
The City of Frostproof is look-
ing for Vendors for the Fourth of
July Celebration. If you are inter-
ested in being a vendor on the
Fourth please come to City Hall
and fill out the vendor applica-
.tion form.
This year we are also hosting
a barbecue cook off on the
shores of Lake Clinch. If you
would like to participate in the
cook off please come to City Hall
to get the rules and fill out the
rgistration form. The winner of
the barbecue contest will receive
Sash prize.
'. For further information call
&rad Hutzelman at 635-7855.
'See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Citrus canker found locally

Alico, Inc., (NASDAQ:ALCO)
one of the South's best-known
agribusiness companies operat-
ing in Central and Southwest
Florida, and with approximately
141,000 acres in real estate hold-
ings, was informed on May 25,, by
the Florida Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services that
citrus canker was confirmed in
Alico's Lake Reedy grove located
in Polk County. Citrus canker is a
highly contagious bacterial dis-
ease of citrus that causes prema-

ture leaf and fruit drop. Citrus
canker causes no threat to
humans, animals or plant life
other than citrus. In order to eradi-
cate the disease, infected and
exposed trees within 1900 feet of
the canker find, must be removed
and destroyed in accordance with
Florida law.
John R. Alexander, Chairman
and CEO of Alico, Inc. said, "We
don't know all the facts surround-
ing this canker find, but will be
following closely the State's guid-

ance and rules. The canker was
found on one side of a 250-acre
grove. Although a canker find is
very serious, the disease has not
affected Alico's other citrus
acreage." This 250-acre grove
represents approximately 2 per-
cent of the Company's 11,147
producing citrus acres. All of the
trees in this grove are covered
under the Federal Crop Insurance
program. Reimbursements to be
received under this coverage are
expected to exceed the remain-

David Lewis DayFrostproof honors principal

Courtesy photo
Frostproof Mayor Damon Nicholson recently presented Frostproof Middle/Senior High
School Princiapl David Lewis with a proclamation in his honor.

David E Lewis inspired

students and citizens

The City of Frostproof
recently honored Frostproof
Middle/Senior High School
Principal David F. Lewis. A
Proclamation of the Frostproof
City Council states:
"Whereas, David F. Lewis
began working for the Frost-
proof Middle Senior High
School in 1992; and
"Whereas, in 1995 Mr.
Lewis was named Principal
and has continually been sup-
ported by his faculty and staff;
"Whereas, Mr. Lewis has
strived to improve the educa-
tion of each and every student
who walked through the doors
of Frostproof Middle Senior
High School; and

"NOW, THEREFORE, I, Damon Nicholson,
Mayor of the City of Frostproof, Florida, here-
by proclaim May 17th as "David E Lewis Day"
in the City of Frostproof.

"Whereas, it is fitting at this
time to honor an individual
who's gift is to inspire others to
become better; and
"Whereas, the City of Frost-
proof and its citizenry have
greatly benefited by this indi-
viduals self-less dedication and
leadership; and
"Whereas, the City of Frost-
proof would like to show their

appreciation for David F. Lewis
for his tenure as Principal at
Frostproof Middle Senior High
Damon Nicholson, Mayor of
the City of Frostproof, Florida,
hereby proclaim May 17th as
"David F. Lewis Day" in the City
of Frostproof.

ing book basis of the trees or $46
Additionally under the Florida
Canker Eradication Program, cit-
rus may not be replanted on the
property until it has been deter-
mined that the property has been
canker free for two years. In light
of this, the Company will evaluate
the property for its best future use.
The Lake Reedy grove is not con-
tiguous to other Company groves.
Alico, Inc., an agribusiness
company operating in Central and

Southwest Florida, owns approxi-
mately 141,000 acres of land
located in Collier, Hendry, Lee and
Polk Counties. The company is
involved in various operations
and activities including citrus fruit
production, cattle ranching, sug-
arcane, sod production, and
forestry. The Company also leases
land for farming, cattle grazing,
recreation and oil exploration,
and is increasingly involved in
exploring real estate development
in and beyond its holdings.

City manager

is 'digging in

By MaiyAnn Morris
Elly F. Johnson, new Frost-
proof city
comes with
37 years
ment in five
states. Most
recently O
from Boiling
Spring Lake, Elly Johnson
North Car-
olina, Mr. Johnson's career has
stretched over the years from
Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia,
' w"Wl "as North Carolina, and
now to Florida. Although Mr.
Johnson has only recently fin-
ished his first month in Frost-
proof, he is looking forward to

the town's future.
"City council and I will be
having a retreat in a couple
weeks when they will tell me
their goals and priorities, both
short and long term," said Mr.
Johnson. "The main issue will
be to deal with the growth that
will come, and at the same
time, maintain the integrity of
Frostproof itself. My goal will be
to develop staff to deal with
growth issues and see that the
City Council's goals become
Mr. Johnson's wife is finish-
ing her commitment with Secu-
rity Savings bank in North Car-
olina and will be joining him in
Frostproof in JanAifFy: .' --
"The open exchange of
ideas is the key," said Mr. John-
son. "Our community has an
exciting future",

TechBridge helps

teens to master

computer skills

As the month of May ends,
many high school graduates
are facing the question "what's
next?" For some graduates it's
off to one of the technical cen-
ters, PCC or a four-year univer-
sity, while others head straight
into a job. Yet, for some the
answer isn't so easy and two
organizations have partnered
to offer assistance to these stu-
dents who may not have deter-
mined future plans or have bar-
riers in front of them.
Polk Works, the local work-
force development agency,
partners with Henkels &
McCoy (H&M), a utility con-

struction training and engineer-
ing firm, to sponsor a program
for these teens. The major
training effort launched
through the partnership is the
TechBridge program, and is
offered to economically disad-
vantaged teens ages 14 to 21
that may or may not be headed
to school in the fall. One group
of participants are students
aged 14-17, who are returning
to the school but fall into an at-
risk category. The other group
of participants are those aged
See Skills -Page 2

Maria Ojeda wins

scholarship from

Cargill Juice

This year's Cargill Juice
Scholarship was awarded to
Maria Ojeda at the awards pres-
entation at Frostproof High
School on May 9, 2005. She
was selected for this honor
based on her overall G.P.A. and
extensive list of extra-curricular
activities. Maria has received
the Top Student awards in
Trigonometry, AP English,
Spanish I and II Honors and AP
Chemistry to name a few. She
is an active member of the
World Language Honor Soci-
ety, National Honor Society,
Spanish Club and Future Busi-
ness Leaders of America. Maria
is the daughter of Jose and
Maria Ojeda of Frostproof.

Cargill Juice is proud to
sponsor this $4,000 scholarship
specifically designated to assist
a Frostproof high school Senior
with future higher education
Maria believes that, "Educa-
tion is essential to someone
who wants to be successful."
Her ultimate goal is to one day
own her own business. To start
to fulfill that dream, she will
enroll in Webber International
University in Babson Park,
Florida this fall with a proposed
major in Business Manage-
Congratulations to this
year's Cargill Juice scholarship
award winner.

Courtesy photo
Tom Abrahamson, Vice President & General Manager, Cargill Juice, presented this year's
Cargill Juice Scholarship to Maria Ojeda. At right is her mother, Maria Ojeda.


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Area agency representatives meet

Approximately a dozen representatives from Polk County's public agencies met in the Frostproof Chamber of Com-
merce office Friday morning, May 27, 2005. "These are informal, bi-monthly meetings let us exchange information face-
to-face about events in our jurisdictions," said Frostproof Police Chief Deanna Higgins. "This time we had people from

Students are Furman scholars.
GREENVILLE, S.C. Furman University has named two All Saints
Academy Juniors as Furman Scholars: David Burns and Jonathan
Burns, both of Babson Park.
The students, who have demonstrated outstanding academic
achievement and shown interest in attending a liberal arts college,
were nominated by their high school guidance counselors. All of the
Scholars have a minimum 3.75 grade point average, rank in top 5 per-
cent of their classes and have strong test scores.
The Furman Scholars are invited to attend a special gathering on
campus in April that honors their academic achievement and better
acquaints them with the university. Furman Scholars who are
accepted for admission to the university are guaranteed of receiving
a tuition scholarship of $3,500. The Scholars program has consis-
tently produced some of the school's most distinguished graduates.
Furman University is a private, liberal arts college of 2,600 stu-
dents. Widely recognized for its excellent academic program and
strong faculty, Furman has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is one of
four colleges that receive annual funding from The Duke Endow-

Community College reopens
administration building
College administration building is reopened and rededicated
after $5 million renovation
Polk Community College's Lorin T. Bice Administration Building
was reopened and rededicated during ceremonies held on April 29
in the newly refurbished building. The event was part of PCC's 40th
Anniversary celebration. It featured speeches and a ribbon cutting
by PCC President J. Larry Durrence; Chair of the District Board of
Trustees Martha Santiago; and Mayor of Winter Haven Mike Easter-
Those in attendance toured the transformed building, which has
undergone a $5 million facelift. With the exception of the exterior
walls, the building is brand new: new walls, new floors, new ceil-
ings; new doors, dramatic new skylight, a larger energy efficient air
conditioning system, new fire sprinkler system, new data and phone
lines, and numerous new computers. The biggest change is seen on
the first floor. With students' needs in mind, a one-stop center is now
the heart of the building's design.
The renovation project began in January, 2004. The 29-year-old
building (known as WAD) was expanded from 45,000 square feet to
50,055 square feet when the formerly open center entryway was
enclosed and air conditioned. Numerous offices have been relocat-
ed allowing all Student Services offices to be conveniently arranged
on the first floor
Upgrades in technology can be seen throughout the building.
Nine computer kiosks are located along the first floor hallways,
which will allow students to register or check grades. The Career
Center, nearby the Advising service counter, is outfitted with 18 com-
puters. Here, students can learn about future employment and edu-
cation opportunities.
During registration, the Career Center computers can be used by
students to register online or to take the College Placement Test. The
four classrooms and the Boardroom on the second floor have been
outfitted with new multimedia computers and ceiling mounted
video projectors.
The renovation was funded under Governor Bush's initiative to
stimulate the Florida economy after the 9-11 attacks using Public
Education Capital Outlay monies.
The WAD project's architectural firm is Straughn-Trout Architects
and construction manager is Henkelman Construction.


Continued From Page 1
16-21, who may not have passed
the FCAT or are drop-outs, those
who have not been successful in
school atmosphere, and now
need job skills plus assistance in
obtaining their GED.
The TechBridge program uses
a combination of work-based
education, worker readiness
training and occupational skills
training. Additionally, the pro-
gram attempts to increase the
reading and math skills of partici-
pants and encourage improved
school attendance or achieve-
ment ofa GED.
"One element of the Tech-
Bridge program teaches students
how to build a personal comput-
er, which are then awarded to the
participants who have achieved
their GED when the program con-
cludes", stated Gwen Young, local
TechBridge Project Coordinator
for Henkels and McCoy. "Students
feel a sense of accomplishment
and success after completing the
assignment and meeting their
The TechBridge program also
combines customer service train-
ing and computer literacy skills to
provide youth with a foundation
of work readiness skills that local
employers want.

"In the last three years, this
program has been successful pro-
viding 347 youth with hands on
training and personal counsel-
ing," commented Nancy Thomp-
son, Executive Director Polk
Works. "Perhaps even more
importantly, over 95 out of school
youth have received their GED's.
This is a phenomenal accom-
plishment that helps impact the
long- term wage and job growth
in Polk County. "Because of out-
standing performance, the proj-
ect has been expanded since its
first year in both numbers of par-
ticipants the program can train
and locations." There are Tech-
Bridge locations throughout Polk
County including Haines City, Bar-
tow, Medulla, Fort Meade, Lake-
land and Winter Haven.

Through the TechBridge pro-
gram, students that otherwise
may not have had a chance at
success are learning valuable IT
skills and receiving job placement
assistance and job retention
counseling. The cooperative
efforts between Polk Works and
H&M are making a difference in
the lives of teens throughout the
area. For more information
regarding the TechBridge Pro-
gram, please contact TechBridge
in Bartow 519-4495, Lakeland
904-2900, Haines City 421-9346 or
Winter Haven 293-1647.

Speak Out

Speak Out is our free 24-hour opinion line. Call (863) 635-2171 to
express your opinion or ask questions about public issues. You are
not required to give your name. While we want you to speak out
freely, the newspaper reserves the right to edit calls for clarity, brevity,
relevance and fairness.

Faircloth graduates
Navy Hospitalman Thomas E.
Faircloth, a 2001. graduate of
Frostproof High School, Frost-
proof, Fla., recently graduated
from the Basic Hospital Corps
School at Naval Hospital Corps
School, Great
Lakes, Ill. ,. .
During the
course, Fair-
cloth learned a
wide range of
medical pro-
cedures used
to provide first
aid and assist Pvt. Amanda
Navy doctors Young
and nurses.
Faircloth also received an
introductory instruction for serv-
ice in a variety of medical envi-
ronments, from fleet hospitals
and shipboard medical depart-
ments to fleet Marine forces and
medical administration offices.
Faircloth's newly acquired
skills and knowledge will enable
his to help provide quality health
care to Navy and Marine Corps
personnel and their families.
Faircloth's first assignment after
school will involve direct patient
care, but with his training, Fair-
cloth can work in several areas,
including first aid and assisting
with minor surgery, pharmacy
and laboratory analysis, patient
transportation, and food service

Faircloth joined the Navy in
September 2003.

Young completes basic
Private Amanda L. Young of
Lake Wales is now a US Marine.
Pvt. Young graduated from the
Marine Corp's basic training on
Friday, May 20th in Parris Island,
South Carolina. Pvt. Young grad-
uated with the class of 2004 from
Lake Wales Senior High School,
where she was an active mem-
ber of Key Club, the M.A.P
(Minority Achievement Pro-
gram); and the Track and Field
team. She also served as Sunday
school secretary for the youth
department at Mount Zion Pro-
gressive Missionary Baptist
Church under Pastor J.L. Jones.
Pvt. Young is the daughter of Del-
ton Broome Sr. and Vickie
Anderson of Lake Wales. Both
her grandmother, Lois Young,
and sister, Kerry Richardson, are
residents of Frostproof. Pvt.
Young's the first Marine in her
family since her grandfather,
whose deceased now, but grad-
uated from the same Parris
Island over 55 years ago.
Pvt. Young is now headed to
Jacksonville, North Carolina
where she will receive her per-
manent orders for service in the
United States Marines.

Baptist Church plans

Vacation Bible School

Ramblin' Road Trip, "Which
way do I go?" will be held Mon-
day, June 6 Friday, June 10,
from 8:45 a.m. to noon at First
Baptist Church in Frostproof.
First Baptist Church invites all
children from age three through
the 6th grade to come and
"Ramble" across our spectacu-
lar nation on an unparallel road
trip. As we plot our course
across the USA, we'll also learn
to plot our course with God.
Ramblers can gather for this
V.B.S. road trip .at First Baptist
Church of Frostproof located at
Oak Avenue and B Street.
Decisions, Destinations, and
Special Activities are built
around an RV road trip across
the USA. The week will be full of
exciting Bible stories, a Souvenir
Shop of crafts, Fun Music in the
Tune-up Station, really great
refreshments and high energy

recreation for all!
And don't forget the church
will be planning a special time
for the family and friends of our
"Ramblers" so you can come
and see what the excitement has
been about. This will be present-
ed on Sunday, June 12th at 6:00
PM. So plan now to attend and
get ready for Fun, Food 'and Fel-
Organizers have a super sum-
mer program lined up for 6th
-12th grades following our Vaca-
tion Bible School-Call the
church office or Mike Arms,
Youth Pastor, for additional
This exciting program is fun
and it's completely free of
charge, so sign up soon! Our
office is located at 96 West B
Street, or contact Diane Cannon,
Director of Children's Ministries
at 635-3603 or 635-1917.

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We Pledge ...
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public trust
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better place to live and work,
through our dedication to consci-
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need to make their own intelligent
decisions about public issues.
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accuracy, purposeful neutrality,
fairness, objectivity, fearlessness
and compassion.
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tate community debate, not to
dominate It with Our oWvn opinions,
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interest or potential conflicts to our
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each correction to the prominence
it deserves.
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we write about.
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At Your Service On Page 2

In a recent column, I encour-
aged readers to share tips they
learned during the 2004 hurricane
season. As we prepare for the 2005
hurricane season, we are armed
with real life knowledge of how to
survive a major storm. June 1-12,
no sales tax will be charged on
many hurricane supply items, to
encourage Floridians to stock up
on hurricane supplies before we
are threatened by storms.
Some tips shared this week:
You can freeze milk and put it
in a cooler. Open the cap and
remove about one cup of milk
before freezing it, to allow room for
expansion. As it thaws, use it.
Battery-ojerated fans help
beat the heat when the power is
off. You can find them in stores that
sell camping supplies.
If you have tropical fish, invest
in some battery-operated aerators.
These are sold at bait and tackle
shops and used by fishermen to
keep the fish alive in the live wells
on their boats. Depending on the
size of tank, you may need several.
Most run on standard "D" cell bat-
teries. If you are evacuating, turn
the aerators on before you leave, in
case the power goes off before you
If you go to a shelter, take
along a flashlight. During the 2004
hurricanes, many of the shelters
lost electricity. Many people didn't
think to bring flashlights to the shel-
After a hurricane, you might
not be able to eat the five servings
of fresh fruits and vegetables a day
that is recommended by the USDA.
Keep multivitamins on hand to
supplement your diet.
If a deputy comes to your and
tells you that you should evacuate,
do it. During a storm, emergency
workers cannot come and rescue

with Katrina Elsken

you. Trees and downed power
lines may be blocking the roads. If
your home is flooded or destroyed
by high winds they will have to wat
until the winds die down before
they can start rescue efforts.
If you have horses, put therm
in an open field. Make sure the
barn is locked so they cannot go
back into the barn. In the open, the
horses' survival instincts will take
over and they will get out of the
way of any flying debris. If they aire
in a barn, they could be crushed or
trapped if it collapses.
If the electricity is off, go to the
breaker box and turn it off. When
the power comes back on, you
want to be able to monitor it. If
there is damage to your home,
when the power comes back on, it
could start a fire. Make sure your
electrical breaker box is marked so
you can easily tell which switch
controls which area of your house.
If there is water damage in your
home, do not turn electricity back
on in that area until an electrician
has checked it to make sure it is
Stock up on supplies now.
When the area is under a hurricane
watch, it may be too late and stores
sell out of many items.
Do you have a hurricane tip cr
story to share? Post online at our
hurricanes blog at http://news-
blog.info/storms/ or email me at

Tax relief days now

through June 12
TALLAHASSEE Attorney "Last year's hurric
General Charlie Crist has advised caught everyone off g
Floridians that June 1 was a day Floridians came th
of opportunity for consumers, shining colors," saic
with the arrival of a tax-free "holi- "The hurricane prepa
day" for many common hurri- holiday will make it
cane supplies. In addition, Mr. Florida residents to be
Crist said, two bills awaiting the ing at the very begin
Governor's signature would pro- year's season instead
vide further benefits to Floridians until the last minute."
during the hurricane season that D h
begins Wednesday. During the hurrica
From the start of June 1 day, sales of clothing
through the end of June 12, Flori- books and certain b
da consumers will be able to willremaintaxable.
purchase certain hurricane pre- In addition to the i
paredness items without local or two bills approved by
state sales tax. Items exempt lature and currently a
from taxation during the period Governor's signatun
include: protect Floridians
Portable electrical genera- declared states of em
tors costing less than $750 anti-price gouging me
Radios, two-way radios, ate Bill 572, would im
weather-band radios, tarps, flexi- nal penalties again
ble who engages in price
waterproof sheeting, during a declared sta
ground-anchor systems, and tie- agency. An anti-looting
down kits costing less than $50 Bill 207, which was
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Florida receives federal funds

Tallahassee The Department
of Health and Human Services
(HHS) announced that Florida
would be receiving a total of 65.5
million in preparedness grants -
$39.2 million in Centers for Dis-
ease Control and Prevention
(CDC) funds for state and local
public health preparedness and
$26.3 million in Health
Resources and Services Adminis-
tration (HRSA) funds for hospital
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applaud Secretary Leavitt and
HHS for their continued commit-
ment in providing Florida with
the resources needed to ensure
the safety of residents as visitors.
This funding will further enhance
the public health response capa-
bilities that are vital in a time of
emergency response but also in

the day-to-day health operations
in Florida."
"These federal funds will be
instrumental as we continue
building and enhancing our pub-
lic health infrastructure," said
Florida Department of Health
Secretary John O. Agwunobi,
M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H. "Through
our comprehensive strategic
health plan, we continue to strive
to be the most prepared state in
the nation."
Our comprehensive plan
includes six strategic goals for
preparing our healthcare system
in Florida.
1. Informed, alert and
empowered health care work-
force and public.
2. Protected health care com-
3. Rapid detection, investiga-

tion and response to events of
public health significance.
4. Interoperable, resilient and
secure voice and data communi-
cations systems.
5. Health care system capable
of responding to events of public
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6. Integrated all-hazards plan-
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Agwunobi said the federal
funding would continue to sup-
port the state's broader domestic
security strategy, which is found-
ed upon a system of seven
Regional Domestic Security Task
Forces. The Regional Task Forces
are a partnership among law
enforcement, fire rescue, health
and medical, and emergency
management agencies.

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WWII Veterans to meet June 11

World War II Veterans of
"The Battle of the Bulge" Chap-
ter 32 will hold their meeting on
Saturday, June 11, 2005 at the
Cleveland Heights Golf Club
House at Edgewood Drive and

Buckingham Avenue, Lakeland.
Business meeting will be at 11
a.m. followed by buffet lunch
and a talk by Polk County Veter-
ans Service Officer, Roger Puffer.
He will cover benefits available

to qualified veterans or their
For reservations, call Jack
Legg (863) 648-4180 or G. Virgil
Myers (863) 686-2121.

Nominations are being sought for Florida Agricultural Hall Of Fame

Agriculture Commissioner
-Charles H. Bronson today
-announced that nominations are
,now being accepted for candi-
.'dates to the Florida Agricultural
Hall of Fame in 2006. The dead-
line for submitting nominations
,is September 1, 2005.
- "The Florida Agricultural Hall

of Fame was created to honor
Florida's agricultural pioneers
and leaders," Bronson said. "I
hope everyone will take a
moment to consider who should
be nominated this year for the
highest honor bestowed by the
agricultural community."
Previous inductees have
come from all walks of life: agri-

cultural teachers, researchers,
farmers, ranchers and govern-
ment leaders. Their lives and
achievements are commemorat-
ed in a display on permanent
exhibit in the Florida Agricultur-
al Hall of Fame Foundation
building at the Florida State Fair-
grounds in Tampa. A total of 110
people have been inducted into

the Hall of Fame since 1980.
Anyone can submit a nomi-
nation on behalf of a candidate
for the Florida Agricultural Hall
of Fame. However, all nomina-
tion forms must be completed
as specified in the instructions.
The nominees, chosen by an
independent panel of judges,
will be announced later this

year. The induction ceremony
will take place during the 28th
annual Florida Agricultural Hall
of Fame banquet and awards
ceremony at the Florida State
Fair in February 2006.
Nomination forms may be
requested by calling (813) 628-
4551, or by writing: Chairman,
Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame

Foundation, 4508 Oak Fair
Boulevard, Suite 290, Tampa,
Florida 33610. The fax number
for nomination forms is (813)
620-4008. Nomination forms are
also available on the web at

Citrus growers elect

four new directors

Florida Citrus Mutual's grower
members elected four new
directors and re-elected 17 direc-
tors to serve on the association's
board for the 2005-2006 season.
Mutual's 21-member board
of directors sets the direction
and the policies of the associa-
tion, which focuses on trade, leg-
islative and regulatory issues on
behalf of Florida's. citrus grow-
FCM boardmembers for. the
2005-2006 season are:
District 1 Re-elected: David
Evans, Oviedo, vice president of
Nelson & Co.
District 2 Newly elected:
George Neukom, III, Zephyrhills,
vice president of Neukom Prop-
District 3 Newly elected:
Rex Clonts, Apopka, owner of
Clonts Farms.
District 4 Re-elected:
Richard "Ric" Freeman, Winter
Garden, president of P.H. Free-
man & Sons and Bob Battaglia,
Winter Park, vice president of
Battaglia Fruit Co.
District 5 Re-elected: P.
Louis Haverlock, Balm, presi-
dent of Lou Ross Citrus, Inc.
District 6 Re-elected: Ray-
mond "Bo" Bentley, Jr., Winter
Haven, fruit buyer/harvesting
supervisor of Bentley Brothers,
Inc.; Dennis Broadaway, Haines
City, general manager of Haines
City Citrus Growers Association
and Squire Smith, Eagle Lake,
owner of SGS, Inc.
.District.7 Newly elected:
Kevin Bynum, Vero Beach,

owner/CEO of Premier Citrus.
Re-elected: J. Emmett Evans III,
Vero Beach, vice president of
Evans Properties; and J. Brantley
Schirard, Jr. of Fort Pierce, vice
president/general manager of
Schirard Citrus, Inc.; Trey Smith,
Vero Beach, vice president of
LeroySmith, Inc.
District 8 Re-elected: Fran
Becker, Bradenton, vice presi-
dent of fruit procurement for
Peace River Citrus Products, Inc.
and Steve Sorrells, Arcadia,
owner & CEO of Sorrells Groves,
District 9 -. Re-elected: J.A.
"Jay" Clark III, Wauchula, owner
of Clark Farms, Inc. and Marty
McKenna, Sebring, president of
McKenna & Associates Citrus,
Inc.; and Travis Wise, president
of Travis Wise Management of
District 10 -Newly elected:
Mark Wheeler, Lake Placid, pres-
ident of Wheeler Brothers, Inc.
Re-elected: Ronnie Oakley, Jr.
Alva, fruit procurement manager
for Southern Gardens Citrus and
Wade Timpner, LaBelle, vice
president of Jackson Citrus.
Directors serve one-year
terms and will be formally
inducted at Mutual's Annual
Meeting on June 1 at the Crowne
Plaza Oceanfront in Singer
Island. Officers for the 2005-2006
season will be elected at that
Florida Citrus Mutual, found-
ed in 1948, is the state's largest
citrus grower's organization
with more than 11,000 mem-

Farm Bureau takes concerns to Washington

da Farm Bureau Federation
members traveled to Washing-
ton, D.C. last month to visit with
Florida's congressional delega-
tion concerning issues impor-
tant to Florida agriculture, allow-
ing the Florida delegation to
make informed voting decisions
related to those issues. Nearly 80
members and staff participated
in the three-day event called
"Field to the Hill 2005."
"The investment that our
members have made in time
and effort on this trip will pay
dividends for Florida agricul-
ture," said Carl Loop Jr., presi-
dent of Florida Farm Bureau Fed-
eration. "I am pleased that our
members brought important
agricultural issues to Florida's
congressional delegation and to
the appropriate agencies."
Issues the farm group dis-
cussed with congressional
members included immigration
reform, the national animal
identification program, country-
of-origin labeling and trade,
"Building relationships with
staffs and members is essential,"
said Casey Welch, coordinator
of national affairs for Florida
Farm Bureau. "In addition, this
was a great opportunity to have
Sen. Mel Martinez and Congress-
man Adam Putnam provide per-
spective into the 109th Con-
FFBF members also met with
officials from the United States
Department of Agriculture Ani-
mal and Plant Health Inspection
Service, Dr. Richard Dunkle,
Deputy Administrator for Plant
Protection and Quarantine
(PPQ) program, and Valerie
Ragan, Assistant Deputy Admin-
istrator for Veterinary Services.

They discussed country-of-ori-
gin labeling (COOL), national
animal identification and issues
surrounding plant safeguarding
and Quarantine 37.
The USDA has made great
progress in the latest version of
the rules to implement country-
of-origin labeling (COOL) and
the industry is providing addi-
tional suggestions on improving
the rules before they are finally
implemented. Efforts now are
focused on providing input to
the USDA to make sure the law
is implemented in 2006 in a way
that addresses the concerns of
the entire market system.
The National Farm Animal
Identification and Records Act
requires the secretary of agricul-
ture to establish an electronic
nationwide livestock identifica-
tion system to enhance the
speed and accuracy of the
USDA's response to outbreaks of
disease in livestock. Because
livestock diseases are not con-
strained by state boundaries, the
livestock identification system
will apply to all livestock born in
the United States or imported,
and cover the movement of live-
stock in both interstate and
intrastate commerce. The live-
stock identification system will
be capable of tracing, within 48
hours, livestock from birth to
Because of its location, cli-
mate and status as a gateway for
international trade, Florida is
particularly vulnerable to inva-
sive pests and diseases. Quaran-
tine 37 is a federal rule that pro-
hibits the importation of foreign
plants with soil attached into the
United States since it is in the
soil where pests and diseases
often hide or hitchhike. It is not
an economic tariff, but is a sci-

Beat the rush for required school immunizations

K TALLAHASSEE Officials for
.ghe Florida Department of Health
-urged parents today to make sure
Iheir children receive the required
iImmunizations before the next
Academic school year. Immuniza-
Stions are vital to the health and wel-
Sfare of all Floridians especially
"Our children's health should
;be our number one priority," said
SDOH Secretary John O. Agwunobi,
:M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H. "Ensuring
your child's health through proper
Immunizations, is the best start you
can give him or her for a successful
Before children can register for

school, parents must provide docu-
mentation (Department of Health
Form 680, Certification of Immu-
nization) showing proof of vaccina-
tion against diphtheria, tetanus,
pertussis, measles, mumps, rubel-
la, varicella (chickenpox), hepatitis
B, and polio diseases.
Florida's effort to increase the
number of fully immunized chil-
dren continues to show positive
results. The recent goal of immu-
nizing 85 percent of two-year old
children this year was exceeded,
and new goals are being estab-
State officials point to Florida
SHOTS (State Health Online Track-

ing System), the statewide immu-
nization registry, as a valuable tool
in helping the state reach immu-
nization goals. The mission of Flori-
da SHOTS is to develop public and
private partnerships between
health care providers to share elec-
tronic immunization data. This
information will be used as a tool to
increase and maintain childhood
immunization levels, and to help
eliminate vaccine-preventable dis-
Not only does Florida SHOTS
house immunization data, it also
helps health care providers identify
children who are due or past due
for vaccinations, and facilitates


providers' quick access to a child's
vaccination history to determine
the vaccines needed on a particular
For more information on all
back-to-school immunization
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www.doh.state.fl.us, and click the
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For additional information on
how to obtain required vaccina-
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USDA-APHIS must ensure that
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Agricultural trade is essential
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Alligators can be dangerous, warns FWC

By Lorna Jablonski
It is estimated that alligators
and people in Florida are 10
times more likely to come into
contact with each other now
than they were 35 years ago.
This figure is based on popula-
tion estimates that indicate both
the number of alligators and the
number of humans have more
than tripled since 1970. The staff
at the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) state that these statistics
indicate a need for increased
public awareness about alligator
safety and behavior.
Statewide, in 2004, there
were 18,048 alligator complaints
received by the FWC. Since
1948, there have been 15 record-
ed fatal attacks on humans,
including two last year in Lee
County. Of the 15, five took place
late in the day or into the
evening; nine involved people
swimming, wading or snorkel-
ing and two involved children 3-
years old or younger wandering
away from adult supervision.
There have been 327 non-fatal
alligator attacks documented by
the FWC, many as a result of
people who tried to capture or
handle an alligator.
The FWC has launched a toll-
free telephone number to report
nuisance alligators. The number
is 1-866-FWC-GATOR (1-866-
392-4286) and should be the pri-
mary telephone number for alli-
gator complaints.
People should not report an
alligator that is simply sunning
itself on a bank or swimming in
a lake, just doing what alligators
do. If there is an immediate dan-
ger from an alligator, the best
thing to do is leave it alone.
An important part of learning
to live with alligators is recogniz-

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This alligator has lost its fear of humans as it surfaces in the Rim Canal with its dinner in its

ing that over time, these timid
reptiles can become a serious
threat to public safety with the
wrong kind of encouragement
from its human neighbors. Alli-
gators are attracted to splashing
at the water's edge and noises
made by lawn mowers, weed
trimmers and airboat engines.
Trained biologists and staff at
the FWC are experts at recogniz-
ing the signs that indicate an alli-
gator has become a danger to
humans, and not just a victim of
being in the wrong place at the
wrong time. Living in close prox-
imity to a creature that is exhibit-
ing signs of nuisance behavior is
not an option. The situation
needs to be dealt with by profes-
sionals from the FWC before.

someone gets hurt. If you have
any questions as to whether an
alligator's behavior indicates
aggression, call the experts at
the FWC to have them make a
Alligators that are actively
causing problems or threatening
public safety should be reported
as nuisances immediately. Call
the FWC's alligator hotline at 1-
866-FWC-GATOR (1-866-392-
4286) and file a nuisance com-
plaint. Keep in mind that this
telephone number is for alliga-
tor complaints only, not rac-
coons, armadillos or possums.
Also keep in mind that if the
alligator is longer than 4 feet and
meets the FWC's criteria as a
nuisance animal, it is harvested

Scented baits catch more fish

By Lany Nixon
Scented baits catch more
fish. That's a fact. And because
of that, scented baits of various
styles are hitting the market at a
seemingly weekly basis. With
the glut of new products out
there all vying for your dollars,
anglers need to become famil-
iar with the subtleties and limi-
tations of these baits if they
hope to catch more fish.
Nearly everyone that uses
scented baits has their own
ideas and techniques on how
best to use them. But before
you cast one into your favorite
lake or pond, there's one word
to keep in mind: slow.
To maximize the effective-
ness of scented baits you have
to fish the bait very slow.
Whether you catch fish for a liv-
ing or just for fun, you have to
have a minimum amount of
patience and this is where it will
pay off. Because the baits have
built-in attractants, many
anglers get excited and want to
get the bait in the water in as
many different places as possi-

ble hoping that the increased
number of presentations will
increase the likelihood of a
strike. B~t it's not the quantity
of presentations that is impor-
tant it's the quality.
Because scented baits
release so much scent in an
area I use Gulp! from
Berkley. It disperses-more scent
than any other soft plastic bait
on the market and it is impor-
tant that you fish the bait slow-
ly. This helps to build up a scent
cloud in the area. That way you
don't necessarily have to get the
bait in front of the fish to attract
its attention. By filling the area
with scent, fish that wouldn't
normally pay attention to the
bait (remember most bass
spend 75-80 percent of their
time in an inactive or non-feed-
ing mode) will be drawn in.
That's why I like to rig my drop-
shot rigs with scented baits. By
dangling a Gulp! Sinking Min-
now in the same place for long
enough time, I can fill the area
with scent and attract bass that
I might not be able to attract
otherwise. By releasing so

much scent into the area, Gulp!
dramatically increases the size
of the strike zone meaning you
don't have to worry about put-
ting the bait in front of a fish for
it to be effective.
I've witnessed the evolution
of scent technology going back
to when we used fish oils and
other homemade scents to
apply to our baits. I always
wanted a scent that stayed on
the bait and tasted good
enough that the fish would
hang on longer. But I also want-
ed a scent that dispersed. For
decades we had to settle for
one or the other a kind of
Catch-22. But now baits like
Berkley's Gulp! keeps the scent
on the bait so the fish won't let
go and delivers the dispersion,
too. Finally, the best of both
worlds. And the slower I fish,
the more fish I catch.
Larry Nixon -is a former
Bassmaster Classic champion
with more than $1.5 million in
career earnings on the BASS
Tour. Nixon lives with his wife
and three children in Bee
Branch, Ark.

for its meat and hide by a per-
mitted FWC trapper. Nuisance
alligators larger than 6 feet pres-
ent the greatest hazard to
humans and pets. Smaller
gators, 4 feet or less in length
pose little threat to people but
they can deliver a nasty bite that
should be seen by a physician.
The bacteria in an alligator's
mouth causes bite wounds to

Do not swim or allow pets to swim in areas with
emergent vegetation (plants growing up out of
the water). Alligators favor this type of habitat.
Swim in designated areas only.

become infected easily.
Here are some basic guide-
lines from FWC experts..
Do not feed or entice alliga-
tors. Inform others that feeding
alligators is against state law.
When alligators lose their natu-
ral fear of people they become
Do not feed any wildlife in or
near the water. Dispose of fish
scraps or other potential alliga-
tor foodstuffs properly.
Do no let pets swim or run
along the shoreline of waters
known to contain large alliga-
tors. Alligators are attracted to
dogs probably because they are
about the same size as an alliga-
tor's natural prey.
Do not swim or allow pets to
swim in areas with emergent
vegetation (plants growing up
out of the water). Alligators
favor this type of habitat. Swim
in designated areas only.
Do not swim, walk dogs or
allow small children, at night or
at dusk, along the shoreline of
waters that are known to con-
tain large alligators. Large alliga-
tors feed most actively during

the evening hours. It is illegal to
water-ski after dark in Florida.
Do not attempt to remove
alligators from their natural
habitat or try to keep one as a
pet. It is strictly against the law
to do so.
Do fence your waterfront
property. Appropriate fencing
helps protect family and pets
against incursions by alligators.
Alligators play a vital role in
the ecology of the state's wet-
lands and are an important part
of Florida's heritage. They were,.
after all, here first. It is against
the law to feed, harass, molest,
and attempt to move or kill
them. Violators should be
reported by calling the FWC's.
24-hour, Wildlife Alert Hotline at
1-888-404-FWCC (3922). Callers
may remain anonymous and.
may be eligible for a reward.
For information on Florida's
alligators, visit www.wildflori-
da.org/gators/Default.htm, the
alligator section of the FWC
website or call the Southwest,
Region office at (863) 648-3203
during normal working hours.

FWC wants boaters to stay safe

The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
is keying in on three core messages
as its Division of Law Enforcement
gears up for a busy summer boat-
ing season: stay alert, wear your life
jacket and don't drink and operate
a boat. The agency says keeping
these messages in mind can dra-
matically decrease your chances of-
getting into an accident and
increase your chances of survival if
you do.
"In 2003, Florida led the nation
in boating deaths with 64, and last
year we had 68. We hope to
reverse that trend by alerting
boaters to the biggest dangers,"
said Capt. Richard Moore, Florida's
boating law administrator.
Moore said the agency honed in
on the three safety messages after
analyzing Florida's boat accident
Collisions with vessels or fixed
objects are the two leading types of
accidents. Last year, they account-

ed for nearly half of the mishaps on
Florida's waterways. Moore said
this reflects the importance of stay-
ing alert to everything going on
"One of the biggest misconcep-
tions about boating accidents is
that they are caused by extremely
reckless behavior, but when you
look at the numbers you see that it
comes down to people not paying
attention or making one careless
move," Moore said. "We want
people to go out and have fun, but
also to understand the minute they
lose focus something could hap-
Moore said alcohol and not
wearing a life jacket are the two
major contributors to fatal acci-
dents. In 2004, alcohol use was the
primary cause of 21 percent of
boating deaths. Almost one-third of
the fatal accidents were classified
as "falls overboard," and drowning
was the cause of death in 65 per-
cent of those fatalities.

"We don't know the exact
number of people who would
have survived these accidents had
they been wearing a life jacket, but
there is no doubt that most might
still be alive today if they had worn
a life jacket," Moore said.
Beginning May 21, the FWC will
flood Lee County with the three
key messages to test out a new
boat safety campaign. The
$250,000 pilot program will target
boaters with television, print and
radio advertisements, billboards,
point-of-sale displays and hand-
outs from law enforcement offi-
cers, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
and the U.S. Power Squadrons.
The agency is conducting pre- and
post-campaign surveys to evaluate
the campaign's effectiveness. If the
pilot program is successful,; the
FWC will roll out the campaign to
other target areas with high boat-
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Conservation Commission (FWC)
will be accepting applications June
1-11 for 2005-06 regular and special
quota permits to hunt on wildlife
management areas (WMA).
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tions are for'hunters who seek per-
mits to hunt during the first nine
days of the general gun-hunting
season and other general gun
hunts on some WMAs. Special
quota hunt applications are for per-
mits to take part in some archery or
muzzleloader hunts.
Applications are now available
online at MyFWC.com/hunting. In
addition, application forms are
available from county tax collec-
tors' offices, license agents and
FWC regional offices.
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now automated through FWC's
Total Licensing System (TLS). To
apply for these permits, visit any
license agent or tax collector's
office or submit an application
online at MyFWC.com after 10
a.m. (EDT) June 1-11.
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online and from FWC regional
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issued on a first-come, first-served
basis beginning July 15. In addi-
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Mosquito traps have limited use

By Tom Nordlie
University of Florida
spring rains promising a bumper
crop of mosquitoes, some Floridi-
ans may consider buying expen-
sive high-tech traps that use carbon
dioxide to lure the bloodsuckers.
But University of Florida experts
warn that buyers who don't do
their homework could still get bit-
ten in the pocketbook.
Priced from $300 to $1,500, the
traps do capture mosquitoes and
other biting insects, said Jonathan
Day, an entomologist with UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences. The real question is
whether they will protect a yard
from the pests, he said.
The state is home to 74 species
of mosquitoes, of which about half
prey on people, he said. Only a few
species are likely to be controlled
with a C02 trap because variables
such as flight range, habitat prefer-
ence and feeding behavior deter-
mine whether the trap will capture
mosquitoes in large enough num-
bers to reduce biting around the
"Before you buy a trap, it's cru-
cial that you know what mosquito
species is causing your problem,"
Day said. "The traps can be very
effective if the target insect is one
that doesn't fly very far or has its
breeding site near your home. But
most of the mosquitoes people
complain about in Florida have
flown a considerable distance
before they end up in someone's
back yard and using a trap to con-
trol them is like trying to capture all
the grains of sand on the beach."
Consumers can get help identi-
fying mosquitoes by contacting


AP photo/Marisol Amador/IFAS
Jonathan Day, left, and Roxanne Rutledge, entomologists
with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricul-
tural Sciences, check the effectiveness of mosquito repel-
lents at the Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory in Vero
Beach Thursday, May 19, 2005. The UF experts said that
repellents containing DEET are the most effective way to
control the pest. They also said that carbon dioxide traps,
which emit C02 to attract mosquitoes, are effective against

only a few mosquito species.
UF/IFAS county extension agents,
he said. To assess whether a C02
trap could help, an agent will need
to know about vegetation and sur-
face water in and around the prop-
The traps lure mosquitoes by
emitting carbon dioxide, a gas peo-
ple and animals produce when
they breathe, Day said. Some traps
use additional chemicals to mimic
other scents. When mosquitoes
reach the trap they are captured by
vacuum or adhesive.
Day, who has used C02 traps as
a research tool for 10 years at the
Florida Medical Entomology Labo-
ratory in Vero Beach, said despite

the traps' efforts to fool mosquitoes
with C02 and other attractants, the
insects prefer people and animals.
He is concluding a study that
showed C02 traps were significant-
ly outperformed by traps that used
live hosts as bait.
Because C02 traps have only
been available to consumers since
the late 1990s, manufacturers are
still refining the. technology, said
Joe Conlon, a staff entomologist
and spokesman with the American
Mosquito Control Association, a
nonprofit organization in New Jer-
"The attractants don't seem to
be working as well as theoretically

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possible, and we need a whole lot
more research into the physiology
of attractiveness of humans to mos-
quitoes," Conlon said.
Species-specific attractants
could help consumers solve pest
problems more reliably, said Ray-
mond lannetta, chairman and chief
executive officer of American Bio-
physics Corporation, the first com-
pany to produce a C02 mosquito
trap for the consumer market, the
Mosquito Magnet trap. The Rhode
Island company is also the first to
develop attractants based on
human skin scents, and recently
introduced an attractant designed
for the Asian tiger mosquito, he
lannetta said consumers and
scientists may view C02 traps with
skepticism because other mosqui-
to control devices such as electric
"bug zappers" are not based on
valid science. He asserts that his
company's products are effective,
and are based on 14 years of rigor-
ous scientific research and testing.
"A significant hurdle was getting
over the industry's gadget or gim-
.mick syndrome," he said. "We're
constantly working with the scien-
tific community and the public to
change that perception."
The company maintains an
extensive Web site to educate con-
sumers about the traps, how they
work and how consumers can best
use them, lannetta said.
Experts agree that operator
error can impair a C02 trap's per-
formance, said Dan Kline, a
research entomologist with the
U.S. Department of Agriculture's
Center for Medical, Agricultural and
Veterinary Entomology in

residence at Florida Southern
College's Center for Florida
History, will also participate in
the program with the teach-
ers. Fields develops history
lessons linking American his-
tory events to Florida history
and works with program par-
ticipants as they develop les-
sons. These lessons may be
viewed on the grant Website,
Polk schools were among
six school districts in Florida
named recipients of a "Teach-
ing American History" grant.
This is the third and final year
of the grant's implementation.
The grant is for curriculum
development, teacher training
and instructional materials to
promote the teaching of tradi-
tional American history. Polk
schools have titled the week-
long summer seminar and
immersion program "Teach-
ing American History with
SFlorida Flavor." Polk teachers
will use knowledge gained
from the seminar to imple-
ment elements of Florida his-
tory into their instruction and
link that knowledge to broad-
er events affecting the nation.

Congressman Putnam

plans office hours

U.S. Representative Adam
H. Putnam has announced
that a caseworker from his
office will be available to meet
with constituents of the 12th
Congressional District at Frost-
proof City Hall, 111 West First
Street, from 2 p.m. to 2:30
p.m. on Tuesday, June 21. The
caseworker will be at the Lake
Wales Public Library, 290
Cypress Gardens Lane in Lake
Wales;,on June 21, from 3
p.m. to 3:30 p.,m.; and in Win-
ter Haven, at the Nora May
Hall, 500 Third Street N.W.,
from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Constituents who are expe-
riencing problems with Social
Security, Medicare, the Veter-
ans Affairs or other federal
agencies, are invited to meet
with a caseworker from Put-
nam's office.
Constituents are asked to
bring any written information
or documentation that will
allow the caseworker to pro-
vide assistance.
Others who wish to
express their views on any
national issues are also
encouraged to meet with the

Crist honored as Advocate of the Year

Tallahassee, Fla. The Florida
Coalition Against Domestic Vio-
lence (FCADV) honored Attor-
ney General Charlie Crist last Fri-
day with its Advocate of the Year
Award for his unwavering sup-
port to victims of domestic vio-
lence and their children.
The Advocate of the Year is an
individual who gives of himself
or herself and who is known for
his/her exceptional contribu-
tions to end domestic violence.
Attorney General Crist has gone
above and beyond the call of
duly. His support to all crime vic-
tims is a shining example of the
high caliber of advocacy he
brings to issues he believes in.
"The Attorney General
deserves considerable praise for

his long-standing history of
ensuring that all domestic vio-
lence survivors are treated with
dignity and respect," said FCADV
Executive Director Tiffany Carr.
"Time and time again, he has
helped 'protect and improve
services that ensure the safety of
women and their children."
Additionally, under Attorney
General Crist's leadership his
office has supported and gained
recognition for:
Cut Out Domestic Violence- a
statewide program that raises
awareness about domestic vio-
lence and provides hair-care pro-
fessionals with information on
how to help if they have a client
who is being abused. The pro-
gram has conducted more than

60 training and educated more
than 780 salon professionals.
Safety Net- a program that
educates victims of domestic
and sexual violence, their advo-
cates, and the general public on
ways to use technology strategi-
cally to help escape violence and
find safety. The project also
trains law enforcement officers
and prosecutors on how to iden-
tify and hold perpetrators
accountable for misusing tech-
Generators for Shelters- After
the devastation of the last hurri-
cane season Attorney General
Crist presented $250,000 to
FCADV to help our then 40 cen-
ters purchase generators and
other necessary supplies. The

generators will ensure that vic-
tims and their children stay in a
secure, safe place during major
power outages.
Victims of Crime Act- The
Attorney General continues to
facilitate several crime victims'
assistance programs, including
the state's Victims of Crime Act
(VOCA) grants program. These
funds are targeted toward law
enforcement and private pro-
grams that provide shelter, coun-
seling and other assistance to
The FCADV Annual Confer-
ence brings together domestic
violence survivors and advocates
for a number of educational
workshops covering topics that
impact domestic violence issues.

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Denham, Florida Southern
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Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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-Antique, Mahogany. Circa late
1800. Beautiful condition.
$500 neg. (863)467-6805
20 yrs old, runs, makes
noise, $200 neg.
(863)763-8833 days,
(863)763-4169 eve.
nut and cane, $350.
Victorian Games Compendi-
um: Cards, Chess, Backgam-
mon; Horse Racing, etc. Rules
book. $1500 (863)532-9013

Almond, 16 1/2 cu ft Clean,
Runs Good. $125.
Side by Side w/auto. ice
maker. Like new. $300

SCHWINN, 1955- Original
condition, $900.

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COOLER 6x8 walk in cooler
w/floor, good for drinks,
produce or hunters game
3 door, good for drinks or
produce $800 (239)657-3316

FANT SWING- Great condi-
tion. $30. 863-763-2413
BABY CRIB Oak color, grows
w/ child into youth bed $75
BOY'S CLOTHING- 4 boxes,
Premature to 9 mo. $150.
Will separate. 863-763-2413
CRIB, beautiful, dark wood,
sl syligh style w/mattress. $80
STROLLER Limo, double
baby stroller $40

3000. Few NBA & Football.
95% is Major League. $250.
or best offer (863)634-6565
RARE STAMPS-Legends of
the West error & corrected
sheets, in original collectors
cover $199 (863)532-9013
78's & 33's $100 for all or will
separate (863)763-6291

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CHECK Bad Credit Bank-
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8A-10P EST Mon-Fri Sat.
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COMPAQ- '2000, HP 825
printer, access. $200. Great
Deall (863)467-1704.
SCANNER- Colorado Primax
600p, brand new with cable.
$25. (863)983-4915.

Assorted styles in good
shape, $50 for all or will
separate. (863)763-6291
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BAKERS RACK, Wrought Iron,
Antique Blue. $75
BED, King Size, Complete.
$50 (863)983-7996
BR SUITE- head/foot board,
dbl. dresser, armoire, 2 nite
stands, $750.
Lighted. 57W x 78H x 17D.
$200 (863)675-4990
gray, must see, will deliver
locally, $60. 983-0950 Cle-
DINETTE SET, 4 chairs on
caster wheels. $50
Black Lacquer Table w/4 grey
upholstered chairs. Good
cond. $250 (863)467-6550
oak, asking $125 or best of-
fer. (863)357-3773.
DR SUITE- glasstop table, 6
chairs, lighted China cabinet,
Loveseat, 6mos old, $250
will sep. (863)357-0916.
6' long, light oak color, $75
QUEEN SIZE BED- mattress &
boxspring, frame & cream
colored wood headboard
$125. (239)728-9996.
RECLINER, Lazy Boy. Large.
$30 (863)357-3439
$150 (863)674-0405 or

SLEEPER SOFA- Overstuffed
blue w/ floral print, Gently
used, Clean & comfortable,
$150 (863)357-0060.
Leather, light brown, fairly
new, great cond. $800
WATERBED- King size, ready
to set up. No headboard
$100. (863)763-6909.
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CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
stored, $2200.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
GOLF CART- Lincoln Town-
car, Good cond. Lights & ra-
dio $1600. Or best offer.
763-4149 or 561-758-4337

SMITH & WESON 357- Model
66, Stainless, Like new in
original box. Asking $500.

Call after 5pm
dual motors for up & in, fits
in vans, like new, asking
$1500. (863)357-8788

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prox 2 yr, Neutered Male,
Good w/children. House
broke. $250.863-801-1724
BIRD CAGE- large outdoor
hanging wire cage with
wood roof. 22x25x38 $25.
BOAR- Poland China, pure
breed, 15 months old, about
4001bs. $350
CHIHUAHUA, Male, 5 months
old. All shots & wormed. CKC
papers. $250 (863)763-2749
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CUTE KITTENS- Some 7 toed,
Free To Good Home.
mini, (4 M), 2 choc/tan dap-
ple, 2 blk/tan, $350-$500
ready 6/18 (863)243-1413
males, Blue parents on site,
$500-$750. (863)763-7045
DOG HOUSES- for medium to
large dogs. 2 for $30.
(863)763-7497 Okeecho-
AKC reg., 5-males, Ready
June 9th $400. Cash only.
Like new wall accessories.
$30. (863)467-5756
W/furnished breeding cage
$50 (863)675-3032

P-o &

WADING POOL, Vinyl. 10 Ft. x
4 Ft., 18"D. $20

Table top, portable
$30 (863)467-5477

you disassemble & remove,
$25 (863)763-6468

SPEAKER- 10' in a&box, 300
amp. $150. Or best offer.
SPEAKER- Planet Audio, 10"
in a box. 2 Air horns. $100.
Or best offer.

COLOR TV- 19", Good condi-
ton. $30. (863)532-8158

30-225 Amps. $80
BAND SAW- Wilton, Good
condition. $200.
TOOLBOX, very Ig. Maximizer,
top, bottom & side cabinet,
as is including tools, $5000.

Scooter, $500. Or best of-
fer. (863)610-1500.

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
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

84" Toro Turfmaster Diesel w/
hyd mower lift and hydrostatic
drive.$4000 (863)675-2392

Gentle, $900 (863)675-3032

FLAG POLE- 20', 4 sections
Beautiful condition. $60.
firm. (863)675-6556
Craftsman, like new, $350

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RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
6 spd, 12.5HP, 38" deck,
$450, (863)357-0916.
RIMS (2) 12-20", Off of Front
of Massey Ferguson 253 4x4.
$300 for both. (863)674-5744
AG Tread, High traction, lug
size 14.9-28. $600 for the
pair. (863)234-1230
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Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

Frostproof, 2BR, Duplex Apt.
with a/c, Call

or Female, No children, Pets
neg. $450 mo. + util.
(863)228-3887 LaBelle

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Salel101
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 Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

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Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellanous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehice/ATV. 3035

AIR BOAT- 440 engine, Runs
ood. $2495.
BASS BOAT- 18' Fiberglass,
with custom hauler trailer.
115 HP Mercury motor. New
seat, pumps, trolling motor.
$3500 Nea. Call

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The Frostproof News, Thursday, June 2, 2005


BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $250.


( o wonder newspaper
rader hove more fuel

Includes trailer & canopy to
cover boat. No motor.
$800 (863)675-6738
GHEENOE 16.5 FT,'91- w/91
40 HP Johnson, trolling mo-
tor, trr, very fast, local boat,
$2500 (863)926-0296.
MON-ARK 17 Ft. Includes
trailer & canopy to cover
boat. 1st $800 takes it.

SALE- June 2nd-5th *Na-
tion's #1 Selling RV's *Low
Sale Prices- Florida Moto-
rhome- Towable Headquar-
WORLD, (800)654-8475-
Winter Garden;
(800)893-2552- Daytona;
(800)700-1021- Melbourne.
'93- 27', excellent cond,
$5000. (863)697-2180.

behind. $1200. Or best offer

TRAILER For airboat 14'
good condition, new tires
600 or best offer
(863)634-8960 after 5pm

HONDA BIG RED 200 1983,
$600 (863)675-3038
STATE- mint condition,
5750 miles, $2500
miles, 500 CC, $1200 or
trade. (863)612-0090
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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

Ice cold a/c & tow hitch
$1800 (863)675-4540 or
Find itfaster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds

Good condition, a/c,
runs good. $450.
(772)460-6488 after 6 pm.
CHEVY MALIBU, '98- 4cyl,
with AC, all power, great
condition & MPG, 155K,
$2000 (863)763-8969.
'79, 4 CYL, Runs good with
little gas. $500.
(863)675-2598 Lv msg
Runs good, good gas mileage
$500 (863)675-6423
FORD TAURUS, '87 no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $800
neg. (863)763-6396
work, $500. or make an of-
f e r
Cold A/C, T-Tops, Runs
great! 110K, $3800.

TOYOTA TERCEL '89, $200.
or best offer.

CHEVY 1991 3/4 Ton Pickup,
4x4, 4 spd., $1500 or best
offer. (863)675-6214 after 6

FORD BRONCO, '87 runs,
needs some work, $2500 or
trade for boat or 4 wheeler.

Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878

Chevy 6 lug 22 in. KMC Venon
rims, with Toyo 305/40R22
tires, $1800. 863-634-3304

ENGINE -350, Needs head
work, Edlebrock intake,
Chrome dress up kit, New
starter $400.863-946-0868
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
or Kawasaki Mule. $900.
FORD F150, '91- 302, auto,
good for parts, $300.
(928)202-0013 (cell)
.draw tite, for.full size Ford.
$40. (863)697-6812.
RIM- Low Profile Custom, Off
Honda Civic. 4 lugs, $250.
RIMS- 22", Spinner wire
wheels. $2000. or best offer
TIRES, 2 New BFGoodwrench,
R1 AG Tread, Power Radial -
80. Size 11.2R-20. $400 for
both. (863)674-5744
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?

Tagged. Racing motor.
Clean. Must see! $2500.
Firm. (302)335-3442
FORD F150-'91, 4X4, With
tool box. Good shape.
$2500. Neg. (863)697-1198
FORD F250 DIESEL, '97- 4x4,
ext. cab, lifted, $12,000.
FORD RANGER '92- V6, cold
AC, solid body, replaced
motor, has 67K, $1750 neg.
(863)634-9620 Okeechobee

$1000 (863)634-6596
FORD EXPLORER, '97- 4x4,
runs great, $4500.

14 x 52, zoned for workshop
in Glades Co. wired 220.
$2,000 neg. (352)754-8514.

er steering, AM/FM, 96K,
Runs good. $2500.

Minvan '98, 7 pass. 68K,
A/C, Auto, All Power, Exc
cond. $6300 863-467-0031


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Hairballs are potentially harmful but can be prevented

The technical term is tri-
chobezoars, but cat owners
know them by a more common
name: hairballs.
Most of the time, hairballs are
not a life-threatening problem,
but they can develop into a nag-
gingailment and they may hide a
much more serious medical con-
dition, said Dr. John August, a
feline specialist at Texas A&M
University's College of Veterinary
Medicine and Biomedical Sci-
Hairballs occur frequently in
cats because of the way the ani-

Pet Corner

mals groom themselves, August
said. And with more than 60 mil-
lion cats out there, there is the
potential for a lot of hairballs.
Cats have been grooming
themselves for thousands of
years. But a cat that has a thick
coat, such as Persians and other
breeds, may collect a lot of mat-
ted hair on its tongue, and when
that hair is swallowed, it can'clog
up the digestive tract.

That's when trouble can start.
"These balls of hair can irri-
tate the stomach lining and can
interfere with digestive func-
tions, and the most common
response of the animal is to
vomit up the hairball," Dr.
August explains.
"If the condition continues,
an obstruction can form in the
digestive tract and the cat will
either show a significant weight
loss or at the least, a loss of
Dr. August said there are signs
to watch for if your cat suddenly

develops an unusual amount of
First, if the cat is grooming
itself excessively, it may because
of allergies or skin parasites.
Also, behavioral problems can
cause a cat to groom itself con-
stantly, August adds.
The best prevention? "A good
brushing at least once a day will
usually do the trick," Dr. August
believes. "You will see a lot of
excessive hair when you brush the
cat thoroughly, and that hair on
your brush is hair that the cat
probably would have swallowed."

Special diets usually ones
that contain extra fiber can be
obtained from a veterinarian or
from pet stores and these diets
will often greatly reduce the
severity of hairballs, Dr. August
Laxatives can be prescribed,
but "most of us think there are
better ways to deal with hairballs
than laxatives," Dr. August said.
You should never give your cat a
laxative intended for human use,
he stresses.
The calendar can also play a
big role with hairballs.

During spring and summer,
cats tend to shed their hair more
often. In addition, fleas become a
problem and allergic reactions to
them can mean more excessive
Bathing your cat frequently to
prevent hairballs is not recom-
"Only if the animal has a skin
condition is bathing recom-
mended," Dr. August said. "Usu-
ally, a good brushing daily will
help reduce or eliminate hair-
balls. Your cat will certainly
appreciate it."

Community Happenings

High school
competency test
Graduated students with a cer-
tificate of completion from a Polk
County public high school wishing
to retake the communications or
mathematics section of the High
School Competency Test (HCST)
must register by June 24 for the
tests. The mathematics section will
be given June 28 and the commu-
nications section on June 29. Call
Eileen Schofield at 534-0688 to reg-
ister and for information.
Art Guild to meet
Monday, June 27, 2005 Lake-
land Art Guild will have a
meeting/demonstration. The
demonstration will be "The Art of
Collage" by artist Shirley Bernard.
The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.
with Social Time followed by the
meeting/demonstration to begin at
7 p.m. This is open to the public
and is a FREE event.

Library announces
summer programs
The Latt Maxcy Memorial
Library is now accepting registra-
tion for its annual summer pro-
gram. The fun begins with the kick
off, June 10 at 3 p.m. The following
week, June 13. through 17, there
will be two sessions: pre-k through
second grade will meet 10 until
11:30am and- grades 3 through 5,
meets at 1:30 until 3pm. Both
groups will come together on Fri-
day, June 17th at 3 pm for an enter-
taining show by the "Jiggleman".
This show is also open to the pub-
lic! July 8th at 3, the Florida Aquari-
um will be here to present an inter-
active show called River
Connections. This is open to the
public. July 29, the library will host
a back to school program put on by
the Polk County Sheriffs Dept called
Danger Stranger. There will be fin-
gerprinting kits available for par-
ents to take home and do with their
children. This is open to the public.
High school students can receive
community service hours by volun-
teering during the week long pro-
gram. Registration is requested.
Any questions or inquiries, call the
library at 635-7857.

hosts luncheon
The Frostproof Chamber of
Commerce will host their monthly
luncheon Tuesday, June 21 at
noon, at the Depot, located at 118
East Wall Street. Guest speaker will
be Tom Patton. Cost is $8. For more
information call 635.9112.

FHS 50th class
reunion announced
The Frostproof High School
Class of 1955 will be having their 50
year class reunion on June 10, 11
and 12. The three day event will
begin with a casual gathering on
Friday night. This will be a time for
classmates to get reacquainted,
and give a recap of their lives, since
Some class members will play
golf on Saturday morning and oth-.
ers will take the city tour, which will
begin at the Frostproof Historical
Museum/Library. The next stop will
be City Hall, where this class gradu-
ated when it was Frostproof High
School. The tour will move on to
the Ramon Theatre which will be
fondly remembered as the "social"
highlight of Frostproof in those
days and then to the Frostproof Art
The reunion will continue on
Saturday night, with a banquet and

dancing at the Inn On The Lakes in
Sebring. A farewell gathering will
be held on Sunday morning, with
brunch, a devotional and good-
Rec department
has summer program
On June 6, 2005 the City of
Frostproof will hold its annual sum-
mer recreation program. The pro-
gram will run from June 6 until July
23. The summer recreation pro-
gram is open Monday through Fri-
day 7:30 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. Ages
6-12 are welcome. Children have to
at least completed kindergarten.
The price for each child is $25 a
week. Your child will participate in
various sports and games includ-
ing: soccer, basketball, tennis,
dodge ball and table tennis. There
will also be time for arts and crafts.
This summer, we will take field
trips to such places as Bowling,
Putt-putt golf, and Cypress Gar-
dens. For more information or to
register your child for the Frost-
proof Summer Recreation pro-
gram please, contact Brad Hutzel-
man at (863) 635-7855.
For more information or to reg-
ister your child for the Frostproof
Summer Recreation program
please, contact Brad Hutzelman at
(863) 635-7855.

WIU Volleyball
camp offered
The Webber International Uni-
versity women's volleyball pro-
gram will be hosting an indoor/out-
door/conditioning volleyball camp.
The camp will be held at WIU in
Babson Park on June 22 to June 24.
Camp athletes will play several
mini tournaments on both indoor
and beach courts. Between games
we will be conditioning and eating
healthy meals. Players will stay in
dorm rooms and will participate in

fun functions at night. The coach's
goals are to completely exhaust the
athletes in a fun and exciting way,
while teaching them good volley-
ball and conditioning skills. The
cost of the camp will be $150.; this
cost covers dorm rooms, meals
and three days of intense training.
Should an athlete need transporta-
tion to and from the airport, we can
provide this service for a reason-
able fee.
For more information, email
coach Edfors at: webbervolley-

Paint classes offered
One Stroke classes now form-
ing in Frostproof!
Have you always wanted to
paint like Donna Dewbern on tele-
but never knew how?
Let Vicki Alley show you how
easy it is using the One Stroke
Classes will be starting soon.
Sign up now for our next series of
beginner classes with Vicki Alley is
a One Stroke Certified Instructor at
the Frostproof Art League and
Gallery. For more information call

County offers
building software
BARTOW Polk County
Records Management, under the
Support Services Group, in con-
junction with the IT Web Team aid
Image One, Inc. have developed a
program that will allow public
access to Building files on the Inter-
net. The software allows citizens,
builders, and developers to view
and print the building files at no
charge, directly from their own
computer. These building files
include: permit files, drawings
(large size), drawing attachments

(structural and energy calculations
and small drawings), and renewal
contractor licenses. To access the
files, log on to the Polk County
webpage at www.polk-county.net.
Then click on "County Offices,"
and scroll down to "Records Man-
agement." Next, click on "Building
and Land Development."

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 Cen-
ters support services. Regular
hours on Monday, Wednesday 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 communi-
ty employment and training pro-
grams together in central locations
for job seekers and employers. For
more information, contact the Cen-
ters at (863) 683-5627 or (863) 291-
5292 or visit www.polkworks.org

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.

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.

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 located at the
back entrance to the school, near
the portables and track.

Church plans
Beach Blast
On Wednesday, July 6- August
10 -from 6 8 p.m., First Baptist
Church will experience Summer
Time Fun with BEACH BLAST! Fun
in the Son! The program is for ages
3-Grade 5. Age-graded bible stories,
songs, snacks and crafts. Don't be
surprised if we have a few wet
water games as well!
Separate teen and adult pro-
grams/activities are also being
offered. For additional information
or to pre register contact Diane
Cannon, Director of Children's Min-
istries 635-3603 or 635-1917.

Movie Mania planned
For the month of June, on
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Museum hours posted p.m. First Baptist Church in Frost-
proof will offer two different age
Frostproof Historical Museum, suitable movies, along with corre-
210 South Scenic Highway, is open lating messages from God's Word.

Children Ages 4-7 and 8-11 are invit-
ed to attend. The participants will
be enjoying a different movie meal
each week (Hotdogs, Pizza, etc.)
along with popcorn and drinks.

fun for kids
On Wednesday, June 29 from 6
to 8 p.m., Frostproof Baptist
Church will kick off the Summer
Time Fun program for children
ages 3-Grade 5. Organizers will grill
hotdogs and hamburgers. Wear
shorts and tee shirt and don't forget
to bring a towel, as we will be slip-
ping and sliding into Summer time

School immunizations
In order to be in compliance
with the State of Florida immuniza-
tion requirements, please make
sure your child's immunizations
are updated for students entering
6th and 7th grades. If your child's
immunizations are out of compli-
ance or expired, they will not be
able to pick up their schedule at ori-
entation on Monday, August 1st or
start school on Wednesday, August
3rd. This also includes students 6th
- 12th grades who have temporary
certificates whose expiration dates
have expired. When updating your
child's immunizations over the
summer break, please bring the
updated blue immunization certifi-
cate to the school no later than July
28. Students who are not in compli-
ance with immunization laws are
required to be excluded from
school. These are State of Florida
laws school personnel must abide
You may also refer to this web-

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