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Thursday, June 22, 2006- Vol. 92 No. 1 Frostproof's Hometown Newspaper for More Than 85 Years 50 cents


in brief

July Fourth celebration planned

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Class of 1956'

plans reunion.
The Frostproof High
School 'Class of 1956' will
hold their 50th class reunion
on June 23, 24, and 25. On Fri-
day evening, June 23 class-
mates will gather to reminisce
at the Quality Inn, 6525 US
Highway 27 N. in Sebring. On
Saturday, June 24 a luncheon
is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at
the Frostproof Family Restau-
rant, 133 Scenic Highway S.
Following lunch classmates
will visit the Old High School,
111 XWest First Street for a pic-
ture on the front steps. Satur-
day night at 7 p.m. classmates
and their family and friends
will gather again at the Quality
Inn in Sebring for a dinner
banquet. On Sunday morning,
fellow classmate Harold Man-
nis will perform a worship
service. For more information
please contact Alice Thornton
at 863-635-4212.
WIU hosts golf
The Webber International
SUniversity Baseball team will
be holding their Annual Fund
Raising Golf Tournament on
Saturday, June 24, 2006.
Lekarica Hills Golf Course in
Highland Park will be hosting
the 18-hole 4-person scram-
ble. The tournament will be a
shotgun start at 8 a.m. The
entry fee is $60 per person and
includes golf, cart, lunch and
For more information or to
register you may call coach
Gary Garrett at (863) 638-2951
or (863) 528-9761.
Lakes to be sprayed
The Polk County Board of
County Commissioners Aquat-
ic Plant Control Program treats
Polk County public access
lakes for water hyacinth, water
lettuce, and hydrilla. The fol-
lowing schedule lists the name
of the lake to be treated. Lakes
and treatment areas may be
added without notice. All
shores will be treated on the
following lakes: in June:
Crooked, Juliana, Mattie,
Tiger, Pierce, Rosalie, Winter
Haven Chain, Conine, Buffum,
Rochelle, Smart and Haines.
No garbage
service July 4
The Polk County Board of
County Commissioners Solid
Waste Division has
announced that on Tuesday,
July 4, 2006 the County
Landfills will be closed and
there will be no
garbage/recycling collection
service for residents in the
unincorporated areas.


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

Community Links. Individual Voices.

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The Frostproof Chamber,
and donors are working togeth-
er to fund, organize and pro-
vide a fun, memorable, old
fashioned July 4th celebration.
Clinch Lake Boulevard will
be blocked off for the day with
vendors setting up from Third,
Street south to just past Ninth
Street. The celebration of our
country's independence begins
here in Frostproof with a parade

Cargill recently presented a
Cargill Cares Volunteer Award
to Bryce Kelly of Cargill Juice
for his outstanding volunteer
Mr. Kelly has volunteered at
Heartland Christian School,
serving as a soccer coach for
the school's 6th through 12th
To recognize his commit-
ment to community, Cargill
has contributed $1,000 to
Heartland Christian School in
Sebring. David Noel, Head-
master at Heartland was on
hand to personally accept the
check. Bryce is among a spe-
cial group of Cargill employ-
ees and retirees around the
world to receive a Cargill Cares
Volunteer Award since its
inception in 1998.
"Cargill encourages our
employees and retirees to give
back to the community and is
proud of the unselfish ways in
which they enrich the commu-
nities where we conduct busi-
ness," said Mark Murphy, man-
ager of Corporate Citizenship,
for Cargill. "The Cargill Cares
Volunteer Award program is
one way .we recognize and
thank Cargill employees for
their important contribution to
our communities."

at 4 p.m. Churches, businesses,
civic clubs and other groups are
welcome to enter floats, vehi-
cles, other forms of conveyance
and walkers. There will be
for the most patriotic entry.
Call Recreation Director for the
City of Frostproof, Larry Helms
at 635-7855 or Director of the
Frostproof Care Center Ralph
Waters at 635-5555 to sign up to

be included in the parade.
A Barbecue Cook-off with a
$50 entry fee, and a $500 grand
prize, will be held along the
shore of Clinch Lake. Please
contact Bob O'Hara, 635-9008
for details and to enter the con-
A Kids Corner will be set up
across from the boat ramp on
Clinch Lake with inflatable,
snow cones, cotton candy, pop-

Bryce Kelly, Director of Operations Cargill Juice accepts
a Cargill Cares Volunteer Award from Tom Abrahamson
(right), General Manager of Cargill Juice in Frostproof and
Avon Park.

"Bryce has been a tremen-
dous leader in the community
for his work in motivating stu-
dents, building character and
fostering an attitude of cooper-
ation through team sports as a
soccer coach. We are pleased
to recognize his efforts," said
Tom Abrahamson, General
Manager of Cargill Juice in
Frostproof and Avon Park.

Cargill is an international
provider of food, agricultural
and risk management prod-
ucts and services. With
142,000 employees in 61 coun-
tries, the company is commit-
ted to using its knowledge and
experience to collaborate with
customers to help them suc-
ceed. For more information,
visit http://www.cargill.com.

corn, face painting and more.
Frostproof's Wackey Pen-
tathlon is signing up teams.
Each team must include five
participants. The Pentathlon
Events include, but are not lim-
ited to, greased pig, greased
pole, pie eating, three legged
obstacle coarse, sack relay and
A few more arts and craft
vendors and displays are need-

ed to set up along the lake.
Please call Diane Cannon at
635-3603 for details and times.
Any one who wants to do
anything else please contact any
committee member. If PTA's
PTO's or other groups want to
raise some money providing
food, games, crafts for kids, or
other ideas, come join the fun!
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. on
Clinch Lake.

City approves

trash pickup


By MaryAnn Morris.
The Frostproof City Council
approved the contract with
Florida Refuse for weekly trash
pickup at their meeting Mon-
day night. The new pickup will
be by a truck specially designed
to lift and dump a trash con-
tainer. The container also is
designed to be mechanically
lifted and dumped. The new
containers will have a large 95
gallon capacity for the once a
week pickup and wheels to
make it easy to take them curb-
side. Additional trash contain-
ers will be available at cost to
resICdens '.h.do -,, them.

There is no charge for the first
container. If containers are
damaged or lost, they will be
replaced free of charge.
Recycling will also be
included in the new program
as will an annual major
cleanup. Once the new sched-
ule begins this fall, no trash will
be picked up unless it is in the
container. The truck has a driv-
The cost, per household is
$18.56 per month.
Commercial rates will not
change. Commercial rates are
calculated based on the size
See Meeting Page 2

Polk students

earn honors

Polk County students who
earned either first, second or
third places at the state's Tech-
nology Student Association of
America (TSA) competition held
in Orlando qualified to compete
at the 28th Annual TSA National
Conference held June 21 to 25 in
The TSA nationals include.
competitive events based on
principles learned through proj-
ects in science, technology, engi-
neering and mathematics. Polk
students will compete at the
nationals in categories that
include CAD-Architectural 2D,
Technical Research and Report
Writing, CAD-Animation Engi-
neering, Agriculture and Biotech-
nology Challenge and Marine
Design Challenge.
Polk students qualifying for
the national TSA competition are
listed by school:
Bartow High: Jessica Gonza-
Boone Middle (Haines City):
Gary Daily II, Michael Grip, Mag-
aly Martinez, Ashley Rodriguez,
Rebecca Wilkinson;
Crystal Lake Middle (Lake-.

land): Alan Grimm, Kevin
Lawlor, Brian Pianknowski;
Frostproof Senior. Elisabell
Carranza, Robbie Hendricks,
Johnny Hernandez, Katie C.
McKenzie, Monica.L Mills, Katie
Neer, Jeff Potts, Justin Smith,
George Jenkins High (Lake-
land) : Matt Curls, Jon Hager,
Jose Hemandez, Keith Jenko,
Dennis Martin KisManPate;
Haines City High: Bronson
Collins, Andy Green, Joe Gray-
elle, Mike Wortelman;
Kathleen High(Lakeland):
Emily Elmore, Justin Jackson,
Richard Kiddey II, Suzanne
Richardson, MalcolmWilliams;
Lake Region High (Eagle
Lake): Jerod Dunn, Tiffany
Emmons, Cory Fritch, Jillian
Green, Trevor Mancuso, Jeff
McKinney, Tommy Rooney,
Derek Swearengin, Josh West;
Sleepy Hill Middle (Lake-
land): Dennis Adams, Zach
Capodici, Kayla Langevin,
Alessandra Miranda, Dylan
Perez, Tiffany Storch

FWC: Report boating accidents

The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) and U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service
(Service) are looking to the
public for help in conserving
the Florida manatee popula-
tion. The agencies are encour-
aging boaters to report acci-
dental watercraft collisions
with Florida manatees through
a new joint effort.
Agency officials want peo-
ple to understand that conserv-
ing manatees is the goal and
boaters can help.by voluntarily
reporting incidents involving
these animals. Anyone who
strikes a manatee or observes
a manatee being hit by a boat
should call the Commission's
Wildlife Alert hotline at 1-888-
404-3922. Boaters should be

prepared to provide the inci-
dent location, weather condi-
tions, boat specifications, and
other relevant information.
"We want everyone to
know that people who are
operating their boat lawfully
and responsibly should not be
afraid to report accidental colli-
sions with manatees," said Ken
Haddad, Executive Director of
the Commission.
"Management decisions are
made based on sound science.
The public can play a vital role
in helping collect this data and,
in turn, have a direct role in
future manatee conservation
While the agencies contin-
ue to try to minimize the num-
ber of manatee deaths and
injuries, the goal and hope of

this effort is that the self-report-
ing of manatee/boat collisions
will actually increase, with two
significant benefits. Ongoing
local, state, and federal law
enforcement activities will
continue through the joint task
The goals of this self-report-
ing are two fold.
First, a quick response may
increase the chance of an
injured animal being rescued,
treated successfully, and ulti-
mately returned to their natural
Second, scientists can gain
an improved understanding of
other boat strikes. If scientists.
can match the marks on the
animal with the type of boat or
See Manatees Page 2

Special to Frostproof News/Submitted to INI/
Patrick Rose, Save the Manatee Club
Watercraft collisions are the leading cause of Florida manatee
deaths. Often an injured manatee may be saved if officials are
notified in time to save it. Boaters are asked to report all man-
atee collisions.

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Cargill Cares: Employee honored for service

Submitted to Frostproof News
David Noel (left), Headmaster at Heartland Christian School, accepts a $1.000 donation
from Cargill, presented by Bryce Kelly (right) Director of Operations Cargill Juice in
Frostproof and Avon Park.

Cargill helps Christian School

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2 The Frostproof News, Thursday, June 22, 2006

Guest Commentary

Florida manatees deserve protection

By Patrick Rose
Save the Manatee Club
Despite growing threats to the
manatee's long-term survival and
overwhelming public opposition,
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Com-
mission (FWC) voted last week to
prematurely downlist manatees
from Endangered to Threatened.
This decision plays right into the
hands of those who want to
exploit manatee habitat for devel-
opment and high-speed recre-
Even though the state found
that the manatee population
could be reduced by as much as
50 percent in the future and that
manatees meet the federal and
World Conservation Union's
(IUCN) definition for Endangered,
manatees no longer qualify for
state Endangered status because
the FWC arbitrarily changed its
listing/delisting rules by adopting
the IUCN criteria for Endangered
and then calling it Threatened.
Thirty conservation and ani-

mal welfare organizations repre-
senting millions of Americans
around the nation urged FWC to
fix its imperiled species classifica-
tion system to properly align it
with IUCN's. Thirty-nine manatee
and dugong scientists from
numerous countries around the
world sent a letter in opposition to
the manatee's downlisting. And
people from all over the nation
called the agency in protest, while
hundreds more attended the
Commission meeting. Out of
scores of speakers at this meeting,
only a handful of development,
marine industries' and go-fast
boaters' lobbyists spoke out in
favor of downlisting manatees to
Further, 17 organizations, filed
a legal petition asking the FWC to
fix its imperiled species classifica-
tion system. But, in the end, none
of it mattered to the Commission-
The FWC insists protections
won't change, but a review of

Florida law shows Endangered
species are afforded more protec-
tion than Threatened species. The
Commission claims their Man-
agement Plan will protect mana-
tees. However, Florida's Legisla-
ture will be pressured to reduce
FWC's authority and funding to
protect manatees. This will
undermine the implementation
of the Plan, and prevent real
The FWC and Governor Bush
are declaring this a victory for
manatees but the facts show oth-
erwise. The agency claims that
the manatee population is grow-
ing, yet a state report shows that
only the 2 smallest subpopula-
tions clearly show growth.
Together, these 2 subpopulations
only account for 16% of the mana-
tee population. The largest sub-
population on the Atlantic coast
shows a probable decline of
about 3 percent per year over the
last five years. The Southwest sub-
population is already in decline.

Church Directory

Family Life Church
Kelly Galati-Pastor
Family Life Church meets at the
Frostproof Middle/Senior High
School cafeteria, Sundays at 10 a.m.
there is nursery, and children's
church. For information please call

Church of God
Rex E. Daniels-Pastor
Frostproof Church of God, 104
Highway 630W, Worship Services,
Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday
Morning Worship 10:45 a.m., Sun-
day Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.,
Wednesday Evening 7 p.m. For
more information call 863-635-

Church of God
Reverend Anderson, Jr.
Church Of God By Faith, 208
Hopson Rd., Worship Services;
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship
Service 11 a.m., Sunday Evening
service 7:30 p.m., Wednesday
Evening Bible study 7:30 p.m. For
more information call 635-7185.

First Assembly of God
Wayne Lee-Pastor
First Assembly of God Church
On The Ridge, 825 County Road
630A, Worship Services; Sunday,
8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., nursery
available, Sunday evening service 6
p.m. Youth Fellowship and Bible


Continued From Page 1
propeller causing the wound, it
will provide a better understand-
ing of what kinds of boats,
motors, or other circumstances
cause the -most problems for
manatees. In turn, this ma,
allow adjustments in manage-
ment practices to prevent such
strikes from occurring or even
lead to future design changes in
boats. Presently, there are only a
handful of cases where the ves-
sel that struck a manatee is actu-
ally known.
The agencies credit Bill All-
bright as the driving force for this
new initiative. Allbright is the
government affairs chairman of
the Florida Council of Yacht
Clubs and also volunteers at the
FWC's Florida Fish and Wildlife
Research Institute lab in St
Petersburg where scientists per-
form necropsies on dead mana-
tees to determine the cause of
"No one operating a boat
responsibly and legally inten-
tionally runs over a manatee, but
I think people don't report it
because they fear they will get in
trouble," Mr. Allbright said.
"Bill has been pushing us for

study Wednesday evenings at 7
p.m. For more information call 863-
First Baptist Church of
Daryl Hood-Pastor
First Baptist Church of Frost-
proof, 96 West B Street is offering a
new Celebration Worship Service
on Sunday's, at 8:15 a.m. This serv-
ice offers a more contemporary
style of music, while the Celebra-
tion Worship at 10:50 a.m. will
remain more traditional in nature.
Childcare will be available for both
services. For more information call
First Christian
Church of Frostproof
Albert Fidler-Evangelist
First Christian Church of Frost-
proof, 2241 County Road 630 W,
Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship
Service 10:15 a.m., Sunday Evening
Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday
Evening Bible Study 6 p.m. For
more information call 635-6700.
First Christian Church
of Babson Park ,
Ronnie Abshire-Minister
First Christian Church of Babson
Park, 1295 Scenic Highway N., Bab-
son Park, Sunday School 9:30 a.m.,
Morning Worship 10:30 a.m., Sun-
day Evening Bible Sunday 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study
6:30 p.m. For more information call

awhile, and rightfully so," said
Hamilton. Regional Director
'for the Service. "People who dis-
law must be held account-
able, but we understand that
people operating. their boats
responsibly and legally may acci-
dentally hit manatees. Under
such circumstances, we treat
accidents as \ hat they are acci-
dents. \Ve vanl boaters to report
them to us so we have a chance
to rescue the animal and a
chance to learn more about how
to protect the species."
Both agencies strongly
encourage boaters to know the
rules of the road, boat safely and
responsibly, watch out for mana-
tees, and obey all federal, state,
and local laws .and regulations
including those specifically
established for manatee protec-
tion or boater safety. Collisions
with boats are a significant
source of injury and mortality in
Minimizing these injuries is
an important factor in recovery
of the species.
For more information on the
agencies' manatee programs, go
to: Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission:
hblip: \\w\\. m\f\\ c.com.

First Presbyterian
Church of Frostproof
David Trimmier-Pastor
First Presbyterian Church, 101
N. Palm Ave., Worship Service, 10
a.m. (No Sunday School beginning
June 4) For more information call

First United Methodist
Church of Frostproof
James C. Isaacson, Pastor
First United Methodist Church of
Frostproof, 150 Devane St., Sunday
School 9:30 a.m., Traditional Wor-
ship Service 10:30 a.m. For more
information call 635-3107.
Dioste Ama Spanish
Baptist Church
Iglesia Bautista Dios Te Ama
(Dioste Ama Spanish Baptist
Church) lugar (located) 1000 US
Highway 98 West, Frostproof,
annunciate y ivitcion (announces
an invitation) Oir la Palabra de Dios
(to hear the Word of God) Domin-
go (Sunday), at 11 a.m.
South Lake Wales
Church of God
Tim Cain-Pastor
South Lake Wales Church of
God, 210 Presidents Dr., Lake
Wales, Sunday School 9 a.m., Wor-
ship Service 10:30 a.m., Sunday
Evening Worship 6 p.m., Wednes-
day Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. For
more information call 638-1019.


Continued From Page 1
and number of dumpsters and
-he number of pickups needed by
each individual business. The $5
per month administrative fee will
The new contract takes effect
July 1, well in advance of the actu-
al change in the pickup. (The cur-
rent schedule arid method contin-
ues as is until then.) The new
containers will be ordered imme-
diately and distributed to resi-
dents as soon as they arrive. The
new service is expected to start
this fall.
Residents will be kept
informed of the progress and pro-
gram details via their regular bills.
Information about the new serv-

Manatees continue to die from
boat strikes in near-record num-
bers and there has been a 17 per-
cent increase in manatee mortali-
ty from boat collisions over the
last 5 year period as compared to
the previous 5 year period!
Please ask yourself, can all of
the organizations representing
hundreds of thousands of Florida
citizens and millions more people
nationwide who have shared
their concerns over the new list-
ing process be wrong? I urge the
Commission to take a step back
from the situation and think about
the repercussions to manatees
and many other imperiled species
if we are right and they are wrong.
The consequences will be disas-
trous. If we are wrong and they
are right, then no harm will have
been done.
In the meantime manatees'
projected loss of winter habitat
could cause catastrophic future
This is no time for celebration!

4-H summer

day camp

under way

BARTOW Polk County
Extension 4-H is holding its 4-H
I.G.O.T.I.T. Summer Day Camp
program at the Florence Villa Com-
munity Center in Winter Haven.
The program provides Winter
Haven area children with a positive
experience away from negative
neighborhood activities, while
building character through daily
recreation and mentoring opportu-
nities. Children will learn important
life skills necessary to become pos-
itive adults active in their commu-
nities. Some activities available in
this summer's program include:
archery, games, teambuilding, fish-
ing and bowling.
The program runs each week in
June, Monday through Friday, from
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The summer
camp is free, but several outings
may require each camper to bring
money to cover additional costs.
Children interested in joining the
program must be entering the 3rd
through 6th grades.
4-H is a community of young
people, across America who are
learning leadership, citizenship
and life skills. For more information
about the 4-H summer camp pro-
gram, contact Polk County 4-H
Agent Nicole Walker at (863) 519-
8677, ext. 110 or Jerry Moore of the
Florence Villa Community Center
at (863) 299-0902.

ice will be mailed out with the
regular monthly bills.
The Council also discussed the
search for a new City Manager.
Although no interviews are cur-
rently scheduled, Dick Simmons,
a Range Rider who is assisting the
council with the search, men-
tioned that there may be several
possible applicants soon. The
Range Riders is a professional
organization of retired city man-
agers who work to assist cities
with various issues.
The Council also approved the
second and final reading to annex
additional property into the City.
Councilman Larry Sullivan
abstained due to his ownership of
some of the property being
annexed (conflict of interest).
The City Council also agreed to
serve as judges for the Fourth of
July barbeque cook-off.

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Letter to the Editor

Community support
Without the financial support
from local businesses and indi-
viduals, Frostproof would not
have a 4th of July Celebration
this year.
The Frostproof Area Cham-
ber of Commerce Community
Affairs Committee members
would like to thank the follow-
ing donators for their support:
John and Sarah Jane Alexander,
Alico/Saddlebag Lake Resorts,
Ben Hill Griffin, Inc., Johnny
Brantley, Cargill, Citizens Bank
& Trust, Church on the Ridge,
Comcast, W.R. Fewox, Flood
Citrus, Frostproof Realty, Futral's
Foodway, Hoot Gibson, Hopson

Excavating, Home & Farm Sup-
ply, Keough & DeBose, Keystone
Realty, Latt Maxcy Corporation,
Ernest Manning, Progress Ener-
gy, Jimmy Scarborough, Sullivan
Realty, UrbanCore, Watson's
Pharmacy, Wilson Insurance,
and Whidden Citrus.
Thank you for your generous
support for this important holi-
day, that we may honor and cel-
ebrate the birth of the United
States of America, building
memories for our children and
enjoying the day and evening
with all our friends and family.
Thank you again,
Jim Harmon
Community Affairs
Frostproof Area Chamber of

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Congressman Adam Putnam was honored last week for his help in promoting the Winter
Haven Area Transit project, which is scheduled to break ground later this summer. Officials
from Polk County and Winter Haven Area Transit gave Putnam presented him with a framed
artist's rendering of the completed project. The presentation was made by Polk County Com-
missioner Paul Senft, Polk County Transit Services Director Sandra Winegar and Lakeland
Area Mass Transit Director Danny Ours.

POLK COUNTY the Learning
Resource Center of Polk County,
Inc. (LRC) has recently posted sum-
mer course schedules.
During the month of July LRC
will be offering three courses: ACT
Insider's Edge, July 10th and July
12th, Study Habits of Successful
Students (Levels I & 11), July 17 -
July 21, and SAT Preparation
course, July 24- July 27.
The ACT Insider's Edge is an effi-
cient 5-hour preparation course
that costs $75 for the two day pro-
gram. Study Habits of Successful
Students is being offered to stu-
dents entering grades 6 through 12.
The courses are designed to pro-

vide students with study skills and
motivational strategies that will
help them become more success-
ful learners. The cost of the course
is $140 per student. The SAT Prepa-
ration course is an intensive pro-
gram that teaches problem-solving
strategies, test-taking techniques
and offers access to the Official SAT
Online CourseTM. The cost is $340
for the Math & Critical Reading
components and $55 for the Essay
Writing component. The costs of
the above courses can be reduced
according to the family's income.
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place at the Learning Resource
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the Winter Haven Area Transit ter-
minal later this summer, Congress-
man Adam Putnam is anxious to
see the completed project.
Officials from Polk County and
Winter Haven Area Transit gave
Putnam a look at the terminal by
presenting him with a framed
artist's rendering of the completed
The presentation was made by
Polk County Commissioner Paul
Senft, Polk County Transit Services

Director Sandra Winegar and Lake-
land Area Mass Transit Director
Danny Ours in appreciation of Put-
nam's efforts to secure federal
funds to fully cover the construction
"We are indebted to Congress-
man Putnam for all his hard work
in getting funding for the new tran-
sit terminal," Winegar said. "The
terminal will be a facility that is a
real asset to both Winter Haven
Area Transit and to all the riders of
the bus system."
As Polk County experiences

unprecedented growth, Putnam
stressed to the group that public
transit in Polk County is a vital com-
ponent in easing increased conges-
tion on Polk County roadways.
"As more and more people relo-
cate to Central Florida, it is impor-
tant that our transportation infra-
structure continue to improve," Mr.
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efforts at the local, state and federal
level to improve the business cli-
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Pearce Glisson
Norman Pearce Glisson, 65, of
Orlando, died June 13, 2006, at
Vitas Hospice
He was
born June 22,
1940 in
Bradenton, Fla.
He grew up in
Frostproof and
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proof High Normal

School. Pearce
Mr. Glisson Glisson
was a veteran;
he served in the U.S. Navy.
He xas a retired project rnan-
ager for an oil and gas refinery.
He was of the Baptist faith. He
loved reading and spending time
with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 44
years, Elaine Ann Glisson of
Orlando, Fla.; daughter, Rhonda
Gail Glisson of Orlando, Fla.; son
and daughter-in-law, John and
Tami Glisson of Orlando; broth-
ers, Harry Glisson of Orlando and
Frank Tressie of Texas; and, three
Graveside services were held
Friday, June 16, 2006 at the Silver
Hill Cemetery in Frostproof.
Messages of comfort may be
sent to the family by visiting
Marion Nelson Funeral Home
of Frostproof, Florida. was in
charge of all local arrangements.
Irene Shirley
Irene L. Shirley, 73, of Frost-
proof, died June 12, 2006 at the
Lake Wales Medical Center.
Mrs. Shirley was a lifelong res-

ident of the Frostproof area. She
was a homemaker.
She was
of the Protestant Faith
She in death by her husband,
Ralph Shirley, in 1991, and grand-
son, Mitchell Venable, in 2004.
Survivors include her daugh-
ters: Sandra Davidson of Frost-
proof and Sharon Young of Frost-
proof, Florida; sons: : Steve
Shirley of Wilmington, N.C.;
David Shirley of Saint Cloud, Fla.;
and Alan Shirley of Johnson City,
Tenn. She is also survived by nine
grandchildren and six great-
Graveside funeral Services
were held Thursday, June 15,
2006 at the :;-""r Hill Cemetery
with Rev. Wren CollinA.- ficiat-
Marion Nelson Funeral Home
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Community Events

FUMC Pre-school
registration begins
The First United Methodist
Child Care Center of Frostproof is
now taking applications for the
2006-2007 Voluntary Pre-School
class. Applications can be picked
up in the Child Care Office at 150
DeVane Street between 6:30 a.m.
- 6:30 p.m. Monday Friday. VPK
is for all children age 4 by Sep-
tember 1, 2006. It is a state fund-
ed program. For more informa-
tion call Stacy at 863-635-7778

FP Art Gallery is
growing and changing
The Frostproof Art League is
looking for fine crafters who
would like to join the Art League
to display and sell their items in
the gallery.
They want to expand their
variety of art to include pottery,
stained glass, hand crafted wood
items, hand painted items, fabric
art and so on.

If you are interested in
becoming a member of the Frost-
proof Art League and Gallery,
please stop by during gallery
hours or call 635-7271 for more

Rotary relocates
to City Hall
The Frostproof Rotary Club
will now meet every Thursday at
noon in the second floor confer-
ence room of Frostproof City Hall
located at 111 First Street. If you
would like to become a member
of the Rotary or be a guest speak-
er contact Bea Reifeis at 863-635-
2523. Please lend a hand to your
community and throughout the

Summer basketball
camp registration
Final registration is now being
held for The Ten Star All Star
Summer Basketball Camp. The
Camp is by invitation only. Boys

and Girls ages 10 19 are eligible
to apply. Past participants
include: Michael Jordan, Tim
Duncan, Vince Carter, Jerry
Stackhouse, Grant Hill and
Antawn Jamison. Players from
50 states and 18 Foreign Coun-
tries attended the 2005 Camp.
College Basketball Scholarships
are possible for players selected
to the All-American Team. Local
Camp location is Babson Park,
FL. For a free brochure, call (704)
373-0873 anytime.

FBC hosts summertime
fun for kids
First Baptist Church
announces their annual Sum-
mertime Fun for Kids! The
Adventure begun and will run
through August 30. ALL children
Preschool age 3 through Fifth
Grade are invited to join their
friends at First Baptist Church for
a great time of fun each Wednes-
day evenings from 6:15-8 p.m.
JUNE- Join the excitement

with our Summer Olympics.
Each week we will learn about
children and cultures from
around the World- We will com-
pete in theme related games and
enjoy fun snacks! We will "visit"
The Awesome Artic, Experience
how The West Was Fun, have a
good time with Fiesta Festival,
and journey to The Amazing
JULY- Fun in the Son-with
Beach Blast! We will be grilling
Hamburgers and Hotdogs, learn-
ing great stories, making super
crafts, and YES, we'll be cooling
off with Wacky Water Games. So
be sure o to wear shorts and a t-
shirt (no bathing suits please)
and bring a towel, as we will be
slipping and sliding into Summer
Time Fun!
For more information contact
Diane Cannon at 635-3603, or
stop by First Baptist Church, 96
West B Street, Frostproof. Addi-
tional programs, classes and
events are scheduled for
teenagers, and adults-young and

Hospice offers grief

support groups

LAKELAND When people
die, their families and loved
ones may need help to cope
with the pain and sense of loss.
Good Shepherd Hospice offers
free grief support groups where
people can share their feelings
with others and learn ways to
work through their grief.
In July, Good Shepherd Hos-
pice offers two, six-week adult
grief support groups at times
that will fit most schedules.
Both groups being Tuesday, July
11 and continue until August 15.
The first group will meet at the
First Presbyterian Church, 637-
6th Street NW in Winter Haven
from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The
second group will meet at Good
Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson
Avenue, Room B in Auburndale
from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Both groups
are open to anyone who has
lost a loved one and participants

need not have used Good Shep-
herd Hospice programs in the
Please contact Thelma Ralat
at 863-802-0456 or toll-free, at 1-
800-464-3994 to RSVP or for
more information.
Good Shepherd Hospice
embraces its mission to make
the most of life by relieving the
suffering of patients and their
families affected by life-limiting
illnesses or end-of-life issues.
Good Shepherd is a communi-
ty-based, not-for-profit hospice
that serves Polk, Hardee and
Highlands Counties. Communi-
ty bereavement programs
offered by Good Shepherd Hos-
pice are funded in part by Unit-
ed Way of Central Florida. For
more information, please visit
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Stock up on hurricane supplies in advance

By Audrey Blackwell
INI Florida
With the start of hurricane
season, people are starting to
think seriously about stocking up
on supplies and which supplies
are necessary.
Below is a list of must haves,
along with tips on storage.
Prepare a hurricane supply kit
in plastic containers with lids so
they will be portable, yet easy to
store. Make a checklist of neces-
sary items and keep it handy with
the containers. Recommended
items to have ready, according to
the Southern Region Headquar-
ters of National Oceanic &
Atmospheric Administration,
(NOAA) include:
cash or travelers checks;
lantern with extra fuel;
first aid kit with bandages,
scissors, petroleum jelly, antisep-
tic spray, hydrogen peroxide,
antacids, aspirin, thermometer,
rubbing alcohol and anti-diar-
rhea medication;
mosquito repellent; '
food and supplies (at least a
three-day supply): drinking water
(1 gal/person/day), food (canned
or dried requiring no cooking or
refrigeration), manual can open-
er, disposable eating utensils and
hygiene items: soap (hand
sanitizer), personal hygiene
items, towelettes or paper tow-
els, plastic trash bags; '
documents: important tele-
phone numbers, bank books or
account numbers, legal docu-
ments (family records ol birth,
marriage, death, will, insurance,
contracts, deeds, etc.), credit
card numbers and companies,
passport, social security cards,
immunization records, computer,
information, family pictures,
household goods inventory;
flashlight for each person
with extra batteries;
tarp (for temporary roof
repair); .
tools and repair supplies:
hammer, nails, ax, knife, pliers,
handsaw, screwdrivers, heavy
sunglasses and sunscreen;
baby supplies: formula, bot-
tles, powdered milk, diapers,
pet supplies: food, leash
and carrier, vaccination records,
food and water containers.
For more information about

hurricane preparedness from
NOAA, visit the web at
The Red Cross website rec-
ommends folding beach chairs
for sleeping in case you need to
go to a shelter. For more, visit
their Web site at
The U.S. Department of Agri-
culture's Web site hosts a con-
sumer alert for keeping food safe
during and after a weather emer-
gency that was posted ahead of
the 2004 hurricane season. The
information was made available
to help reduce the potential of
food-borne illness due to food
spoilage from power outages
and other problems associated
with severe weather events.
Steps they recommend for
food safety include the following:
Keep an appliance ther-
mometer in the refrigerator and
freezer to help determine the
safety of food.
Make sure the freezer is at
or below 0 degrees F and refrig-
erator is at or below 40 degrees F.
Freeze containers of water
to help keep food cold in the
freezer, refrigerator or coolers if
the power goes out. .
Freeze refrigerated items
such as leftovers, milk and fresh
meat and poultry that are not
needed irir'ediately to- keep
them at a safe temperature
Plan ahead and know
where dry ice and block ice can
be purchased.
Store food on shelves safely
out of the way of contaminated
water in case of flooding.
Have coolers on hand to
keep refrigerated food cold if
power is out more than four
hours. Make/get ice cubes and
gel packs ahead of time for use in
Group food together in the
freezer.. This helps the food stay
cold longer.
'After the weather emergency:
Keep refrigerator and freez-
er doors closed as much as possi-
ble to maintain the cold tempera-
The refrigerator will keep
unopened food safely cold for
about four hours. A full freezer
will hold the temperature for
about 48 hours 24 hours if it is
half-full and door stays closed.
Food may be safely refrozen
if it still contains ice crystals or is
at 40 degrees F or below.

Never taste food to deter-
mine its safety!
Obtain dry or block ice to
keep refrigerator and freezer as
cold as possible if the power is
going to be out for a prolonged
period of time. Fifty pounds of
dry ice should hold an 18-cubic-
foot full freezer for two days.
If the power has been out
for several days, check the tem-
perature of the freezer with an
appliance or food thermometer.
If the food still contains ice crys-
tals or is at 40 degrees F or below,
the food should be safe.
If a thermometer has not
been kept in the freezer, check
each package of food to deter-
mine its safety. If the food still
contains ice crystals, the food
should be safe.
Discard refrigerated perish-
able food such as meat, poultry,
fish, soft cheese, milk, eggs, left-
overs and deli items after four
hours without power.
Drink only bottled water if
flooding has occurred.
Discard all food that came
in contact with flood water,

including canned goods.
Discard wooden cutting
boards, plastic utensils, baby
bottle nipples, and pacifiers.
Thoroughly wash all metal
pans, ceramic dishes and uten-
sils that came in contact with
flood water with hot soapy water
and sanitize by boiling them in
clean water- or by immersing
them for 15 minutes in a solution
of chlorine bleach per quart of
For more information on food
safety during a weather emer-
gency, call toll free to the USDA
Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-
888-674-6854. For the hearing
impaired, call (TTY) 1-800-256-
The Hotline is staffed by food
safety experts weekdays from 10
a.m. until 4 p.m. Eastern time.
Food safety recordings can be
heard 24 hours a day using a
touch-tone phone. Information
is also available from the Food
Safety and Inspection Service
(FSIS) website:

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Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
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 9 Fabrics 595
Fireplace 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/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools I Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659
BTU'S, Window Style. Newly
services. $135 for all, will
sep. (561)676-0427
5,000 btu, $60 or will separ-
ate. (863)655-0030

Fair Condition. $50/pair.

DISHWASHER- Whirlpool,
Under the counter. Has a
black, almond panels. $75.
(863)763-7695 or 634-8037
RANGE- Whirlpool, electric,
self cleaning, $100 or best
offer (863)675-0969
REFRIGERATOR, Good for soft
drinks. $50 (863)763-1370
er, good condition, $100
(8863)517-1974 La Belle
1.400 86..1763--.451
WASHER/DRYER- Whirlpool.
Born in 3r, i i : e i. i T, 5
i863)i63 -7F5 or

GE STOVE HOOD- With lights
& fan. New in Box. $100.

SHED- Wolly, 10'x12', $4K
new. Includes Extras. Asking
$2475. (863)634-5753

"ONE WEEK LEFT!" 20x28
Now $4200. 25x32 $5800.
30x42 $9200. 40x62
$14,900. Beat next price in-
crease. Front end optional.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.

Sieij From6.P j0.6 :
S ljr ing 311. 1, 11ti 1 ,10
VENT $4,425.00
Sizes From 12x21, 60x200
Starting at $2,395.00
Starting at $795.00
Sizes From 12x21, 60x200
BUILDINGS. 30x40 was
$13,200 now $6,800. 40x60
$21,860 now $10,520.
60x80 $36,120 now
$17,740. Other sizes up to
100,000 sf. Erection
Available. (800)720-6857
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classifleds

Various sizes, 12' to 4', Ask-
ing $500 will sell separately.
PANELS- New 4'W x38"L,
3" insulation, )2000 for all
will sell sep (863)763-5011
HOUSE WRAP, 1 full roll, paid
$100, asking $50.
(863)983-7625 leave mes-
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
5 @ 10x4',1 @ 10'x18", 3"
insulated, $600. Call
WINDOWS (4), Half round,


SWING SET, Solid wood.
$150 (863)612-4800

Rusty Wallace Miller. $125.
(863)675-1033 Leave mes-
sage. LaBelle.
(3-400)- Racing & Comic. late
80s early 90s Exc. cond. $400
or best offer!! 863-763-8943

WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257

2 PC w 5 *rirlve, Hand
Made Mu: i $650
186 311,63-89_ 3
COUCH. Tjn E.:eolriifi condi-
I1 n ,1 2 Le Belle
drawer w/matching (4) drawer
chest. $150 Call
863-675-4557 after 5:30PM
RACE CAR BED- Little Tykes,
blue, mattress not included,
excellent condition, $150
RECLINER, Lazy Boy. $25
Recliners. Great condition,
Paid $1500 sell for $600.
SLEIGH BED- Twin complete,
no mattress, $35
Sleigh Bed, twin, solid wood,
whitewash, w/mattresses,
$300. (863)634-5943
mauve floral, exc cond,
Buckhead ,,,.'j ,jr'., i.25
neg (863)37 ..,1 3
blue/beige, under warr., 2 side
tbls, 1 coffee -Must See-
$1200 (305) 345- 6741
SOFA BED, Good condition.
$75 (239)394-7005
good condition, $300

old. $650 (863)634-5943
ria Marshall, Like new,
$1400. (863)357-1183
ance, 6.0, like new $300

AIR COOKER- Flavor Wave,
new, $50 (863)634-5914

LIFE CHAIR: New, Mauve col-
or, $1300 or best offer.
(863)517-1570 LaBelle

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from home. *Medical, *Busi-
ness, *Paralegal, *Comput-
ers *Criminal Justice. Job
placement assistance. Com-
puter provided. Financial Aid
if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121 www.Onli-
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
HOV A ROUND- easy to oper-
ate $2500 (863)357-0125
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
TODAY! (800)842-1305

PIANO- Kimball, w/bench, Art-
ist console, like new, $900
or best offer (863)902-8883

COCKATIELS (3), $60 for all
or will sep. (863)763-2738
7 Black & Tan & 3 Red. Health
Certificates. Parents on prem-,
ises. $450. (863)634-6097
DOG CARRIERS- 2 small, $30
will sell separate
healthy, $50 each,
APBR Lowriders. Readylto go!
(863)634-6601 or63.4-2250
shots & dewormed, $200

JACUZZI, Large, outdoor, 6
people, very good condition.

SINGER, 1978, in cabinet, in
good condition. $100 or best
offer. (863)467-1046

TOSHIBA- Model CF3566A,
35" Works good. $250.
TV, 42" RCA, Excellent condi-
tion. $800 new, asking $400

Portable, 120 volts, 1 & 2 hp,
$195 for both, will sep.
GENERATOR- Craftsman,
brand new, $600

tion size. $40 (863)655-0030
XBOX, with games, good con-
dition. $100 (863)634-8118

ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
sive, For back of car.


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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

i 51 1040

Appaloosa Gelding, 12 yrs.
old, 14 hands, white w/leop-
ard spots, easy keeper, good
on trails, $950 or best offer.
Horse, 12 yro mare, great
manner,16 hands, $1500
inclids tack (863)357-1693

r7Prper es Localed wn Polk H&rdee & Highlands County
Home Lakefront Homesites *
Residential Development Tracts
Wooded Homesites Ranch Land
Investman* DPrnnaertsao *

T 9s301 5 Orange Blossom BlId, Lake Placid
.UIM. Saturday June 171h. 10-12pmn
Sale American Legion Placid Post 25,
Site 1490 Hwy 27 North, Lake Placid, FL

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YUCDON Rs 800-257-4161
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M.E. Higgenbotham, CAI, FL Lic# AU305/AB158

CORRAL, 7 or 8 pieces. Very
good condition. $700
PALOMINO- 5 yrs, 15.3 hand,
Barn & pastured, Not a be-
ginner horse. $1800.
(863)357-1945. Evenings
w/lead,-horse size; $.65-
(863)763-6336 Okeechobee
gelding, $200

Lawn mowers, Edger, Yard
vac, Awning windows & more
$185. for all (863)763r0120
LAWN MOWER-Snapper 42"
ZTR Yard Cruiser. $375
justable height. Removable
top $50. or best offer.
$800. for all, will separate.
12hp, w/attach, elec start,
self prop, like new, $1200

CALVES: Shots, Wormed
$200 & up. Also Cows: Young
& Healthy. $400 & Up.
Will Deliver. 863-235-0838


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

OKEE. -2/2, internet, cable, Turn, exc
locatio, no pets, no kids Profes-
sional, single, clean, $500/mo +
until. (863)610-1939 or

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale1015
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 Inspecton 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

1/4, 1/2 and 1 Full Acre Lots.
6, 7, and 13 Acre Parcels.
Fully Platted and buildable.
Highlands and Hendry
counties. Call Mr. Preston
ESTATE Only $69,900! Short
Drive to the Gulf of Mexico
Just Minutes from 1-10.
Won't last! Call Now!
(866)950-5263 Ext 650.

SITES 1 to 8 acre parcels
from the $80's. Gated, river-
front. Just outside Hot
Springs, NC. Awesome own-
ers' clubhouse. Nature trails,
river walk. Phase II Fall
2006. Preview now. Call
Mountain GMAC Real Estate.
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Gated Community in the
North Georgia Mountains
with Clubhouse, Pools, Lake,
Stables. Homes and Lots
available. Craft, Inc.
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I Land Sale

Land Sale



Frostproof News, Thursday, June 22, 2006

Buyers Market Coastal North
Carolina 95-100% LTV Fi-
nancing Call CCL Inc. Realty
"Cabin's, Land, and Much
More for Sale in the North
Georgia Mountains- Right at
Your Fingertips" www.North-
Georgia4Sale.com North
Georgia's Internet Market-
Coastal Southeast Georgia.
Large wooded water access
marsh, view, lakefront, and
golf odented homesites from
the mid $70k's. Live oak,
pool, tennis, golf.
(877)266-7376 www.coop-
Cool Western NC Mountains-
escape the heat, hurricanes
and high prices. Homes,
cabins, lots acreage, invest-
rnents. Prudential Great
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Bryson City. Call
1/2 to 3 acres from the 40's.
Gated with Planned club-
house, docks, and boat
ramp. 2 hours from Atlanta &
the coast. Rolling terrain,
beautiful hardwoods.
Gulf front lots $595k. Homes
starting mid $300k. New
master planned ocean front
community on beautiful
Mustang Island, near Corpus
Christi, TX. www.cinnamon-
shore.com, (866)891-5163.
Your new home couml be
In today's paper Have
you looked fop It?

to 40+ acre parcels from
the $40s. On Lake Barkley
near Land Between the
Lakes. Lakefront, view &
wooded sites. Phase II open
now! Call (866)339-4966.
Lakefront and Lakeview Prop-
erties Nestled in the hills of
Tennessee on the shores of
ristine Norris Lake. Call
lakeside Realty at
(423)626-5820 Or visit
vest in rural acreage
throughout America; coastal,
mountain, waterfront proper-
ties. 20 to 200 acres. For
FREE Special Land Reports:
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NC MOUNTAINS- Gated com-
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lake access. Plus gorgeous
mountain top views. Swim,
fish, hike. From $29,999.00
Call today (800)699-1289 or
ING FROM 10 TO 1000
OR CALL (866)300-7653.
VA MOUNTAINS 5 acres with
frontage on very large pris-
fine creek, very private, ex-
cellent fishing, canoeing,
good access, near New Riv-
er Trail State Park, $39,500.
Owner (866)789-8535

Tennessee, N. Georgia. Su-
perb living opportunities/in-
vestments. Beautiful
mountain, valley, lake:
homes, cabins, retreats, lots,
estates, views, boulders,
streams. Waldorf & Co, Re-
altors. Chattanooga. Sewan-
ee. (800)489-2402.
Western New Mexico Private
74 Acre Ranch $129,990
Mt. views, trees, rolling hills,
pastureland, wildlife, borders
LM. Picturesque homesite
at 6,700' elevation. Horse-
back riding, hiking, hunting.
Perfect family ranch, elec-
tricity. 100% financing.
NALC (866)365-2825.

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a breezel

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

STEPS- solid alum w/handrail,
for mobile home. $50


Boats 3005
Cam ers/RVs 3010
Jet Skis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVa 3035

COBRA '92, Bass boat, 17ft.,
120hp Johnson w/trolling
motor, Shorelander trailer
w/new tires, fish finder, boat
cover, radio & more. $4750
Call Kim (863)467-4821
JOHN BOAT-11' Fiberglass V-
haul, new paint, trailer. $500
or best offer 863-673-0919
PONTOON BOAT, 1991, 20 Ft.,
Aluminum. New trailer & Car-
pet. Overhauled motor. $4000.
SKIMMER- Needs little work.
New Magic Tilt trailer. $1500.
Must sell 863-634-2139
CLOSURE- fits 20' boat, was
$2000 will take $700 or best
offer (863)763-5011
SEA KAYAK, NW Pursuit, tour-
ing, 17ft. Excellent condition.
$600 (863)357-7406
SEA KAYAK, Seda Glider,
lightweight kevlar, brand new.
Half-price at $1500

Yamaha-4 stroke eng. w/100
hrs., 4 fishing chairs, Cover,
Dual wheel trailer. Great
Deal! $7000. Eng. is worth
more! Owner Moving.

5th Wheel, Exc. cond. Very
clean, $4500 863-763-7727
or 772-263-1803

35' Coachman, needs some
work, $3000 call for more
Motrc ls 30

HONDA SHADOW 750 -'83,
great shape, 23K, $1400 or
best offer (863)697-2198
cond. $15,000 invested,
asking $10,000.
YAMAHA 2002 VSTAR 1100,
2k, many extras. $5800
twin,1,100 mi., windshield
plus extras, showroom
cond., $2850.

MANCO 260 CC '04, Less than
100 hrs, comes w/trailer, will
consider trades $2200 neg.


Automobiles 400.5
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

Vintage edition. Dark metallic
silver, beige interior. Faux con-
vertible top. Vogue tires. New
battery/brakes. Florida car. All
the bells & whistles. Low mile-
age. Exc. cond. $8900 best of-
fer. (863)467-4811 Okee
door. $3000 or best offer.
CHEVY CAVALIER, '90, 4 dr.,
light gray,- $900.
(863)674-0670 after 5pm
1993, Runs good. $1300.
1988 Looks good. Runs great.
Cold A/C, 4 Door & 4 New
tires. $1000. (863)675-1754


FORD ESCORT '94, 2 door,
auto., a/c. $1000
WAGON, '95, $1200.
V8, auto., low miles. $2500
MAZDA 626- '95, 4 door,
2.0L, Auto, A/C, All power w/
new tires & battery $1000 or
best offer 863-261-4538
MAZDA MR6 '90, New trans.,
8 new tires. $1000
OLDS CUTLASS, '69, 350
Rocket, runs good, needs
paint job & trim, $2000 neg.
PLYMOUTH NEON '99, 5 spd.
Great car, great on gas. $1500
(863)634-3386 or
VOLVO 240, '92, $2500.

Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible / Truck. Please call

CHEVY '78 3/4 4X4, On 40s
mudd truck, no title,
runs/drives good $2500 neg
FORD F-250 1982 6CYL, 4
speed granny low tranny.
Good mud/farm truck. $800
Call 863-697-3865

I PicupTrIk

new engine. Brand new every-
thing. Runs excellent $10,000
or best offer. (863)697-6132

Mustang '86-'93, & shock
tower braces, sacrifice $150
for all. (863)824-0801
WINDOWS- burgundy, all in-
tact, off '98 Toyota Tacoma,
$250 (443)205-0955
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $125
Focus $75 call after 5pm
FRONT END, for CJ5 Jeep,
with locking hubs. $50
SET TIRES- (4), 37" MT on 8
lug rims, (2) 10-22-5 semi
rims & fires. $100 for all, will
sep. (863)357-3981
Mustang, 15" cast ten holes.
Tires like new. $200

CHEVY '88, Full size, runs ex-
cellent, 146k. $1250
Chevy Silverado 1500, '95,
diesel, 4 whl. dr., $5000.
FORD F150 '89, Runs good,
needs body work. $750 or
best offer. (863)357-0223
after 6 p.m.

Pet owners should plan for hurricane season

By Loma Jablonski
INI Florida
According to the American Pet
Products Manufacturers Associa-
tion 2003-2004 National Pet Own-
ers Survey, 39 percent, or 40.6
million households in the U.S.,
own at least one dog. Thirty-four
percent or 35.4 million house-
holds own at least one cat.
The Lake Okeechobee area
has more than its share of pets.
With the official start of the
2006 hurricane season here, pet
owners need to begin making
plans on what to do with their
pets in the event a storm heads,
this way.
Unfortunately, there are very
few motels that will accept pets if
a homeowner is forced to evacu-
ate his/her home.
Begin checking with motels
out of the area now, in case you
must evacuate. Some in the
Orlando and Kissimmee area will
take pets. Know where they are
and how to get to them if a hurri-
cane is headed this direction.
Keep in mind, if power is lost
to most of the town, veterinary
facilities may also be without

water and power.
If you do not want to be sepa-
rated from your pet, there are
plans you should make well in
advance of any storm.
When preparing a hurricane
supply kit for your family, prepare
one for your pet as well.
Make sure to include enough
non-perishable food, water and
whatever medication your pet
may be on for a month.
If you know that your pet
becomes overly agitated during a
storm, contact your regular veteri-
narian to see if he or she recom-
mends a tranquilizer or some
other way of calming the pet. A
veterinarian will not prescribe
tranquilizers for a pet he or she
has never seen.
Have a sturdy cage or carrier
to comfortably hold your pet, as
well as a collar and leash.
Have all pet vaccinations up-
to-date, aridkeep records of these
vaccinations in a sale place.
Take several good pictures of
your pets in the event you
become separated from them.
You will need the pictures to iden-
lify them later. Place identification

Scientists join in 2006

University of Florida experts joined
hundreds of colleagues from aca-,
demia, government and private
enterprise in Lake Buena Vista for
one of the largest-ever conferences
devoted to restoration of the Flori-
da Everglades.
The 2006 conference on
Greater Everglades.. Ecosystem
Restoration, or GEER, took place
June 5-9 at the Buena Vista Palace.
"The third such conference
since 2000, its theme is 'Planning,
Policy and Science,' emphasizing
the need for cooperation among all
groups engaged in Everglades
restoration," said conference chair-
man G. Ronnie Best, coordinator of,
the. U.S. Geological Survey's
Greater Everglades Science Initia-
tive and a courtesy professor with
UF's Institute of Food and Agricul-
tural Sciences (UF/IFAS).
"We've come to realize sustain-
able ecosystem restoration -
whether it's for the Everglades or,
coastal Louisiana or any other
large system has three principal
components," Mr. Best said. "They
are planning, policy and science.
To succeed, restoration programs
must integrate all three compo-
nents." But the personnel repre-
senting each part planners, poli-
cy-makers and scientists may not
fully understand the role of the
other two.
"The primary benefit of the
GEER conference is face-to-face
communication between hun-
dreds of restoration practitioners at
all levels, and the compilation of.
abstracts produced as a result of

the conference provides a long-
term reference tool in restoring the
Everglades," Mr. Best said.
"Usually, researchers are aware
of their own work and what people
in their field are doing," said Frank
Mazzotti, associate professor and
wildlife expert at a UF/IFAS
research and education facility in
Ft. Lauderdale. "But when you
attend a conference like this, you
get a sense of the scope of what
everyone is doing."
Innovation-is needed because
some changes affecting the Ever-
glades cannot be undone, he said.
Today, South Florida's wetlands
cover about half the area they did a
century ago, before land was
drained and Lake Okeechobee
dammed to reduce the flow of
water from its southern rim, which
once kept much of South Florida
submerged for part of the year.
Restoration efforts seek to
reverse negative impacts of devel-
opment and drainage, Mr. Best
said. Early attempts at restoration
kicked off in the 1980s, but the
effort began in earnest in 2000,
after President Bill Clinton signed
into law the Comprehensive Ever-
glades Restoration Plan, or CERP, a
36-year, $7.8 billion program that
focuses primarily on restoring 'a
more natural flow of water through
South Florida.
Though the CERP program has
only been in place for six years -
less, than 20 percent of the project-
ed time needed Best says there is
cause for optimism.
"I think the state is moving very
aggressively under the leadership

on the pet's collar or halter. Some
local residents painted their tele-
phone numbers on their horses'
sides in the event the horses got
out of their pastures.
On the subject of pastures, it
is advisable to leave your large
animals such as horses, cows,
goats, etc. out in their pastures
instead of locked in a barn. Many
. animals died needlessly during
the last two hurricane seasons
because barns collapsed and
trapped them inside. Make sure
that the fences and gates are in
good repair. Have clean water
available for them. Toss them
extra hay to keep them busy. Pur-
chase enough feed and medica-
tion to last for two to three weeks
following the storm, as feed
trucks may not be able to deliver
supplies. After the storm, check
your pasture. If it is flooded, move
the horses to high ground to pre-
vent hoof problems. If possible,
walk the pasture to check for any
debris that could injure your ani-
mals. While checking for debris,
also re-check your fences to be
sure that they are still intact.
If you have aquariums, keep


of Gov. Jeb Bush to honor its obli-
gation," he said. "We're moving
along, and the fact that so many
state and federal agencies are
cooperating really underscores the
importance of the project."
Dennis Duke, restoration pro-
gram division chief with the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers (COE).
district office in Jacksonville, agrees
that progress has already been
made. He cited Florida's Acceler8
program, established in 2004, as a
key example of the state's willing-
ness to move forward. The pro-
gram will provide $1.8 billion in
bond financing for design and con-
struction of eight key restoration
projects expected to be completed
"This is a landmark year for
Everglades restoration," Mr. Duke
said. "We've been working closely
with the state and are very excited
about the Acceler8 programs,
which jump-start the effort. The
COE, in partnership with the state,
is making great strides in construct-
ing the Kissimmee River Restora-
tion Project and other projects
while developing detailed plans for
the overall restoration effort."
Mr. Best praised the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers for its efforts to
promote Everglades restoration at
the federal level. He said credit is
also due to many academic, gov-
ernmental and private-sector enti-
ties supporting the conference,
including the South Florida Water
Management District, U.S. Geologi-
cal Survey and U.S. National Park
"The Everglades is a resource

in mind that when power goes
out the filters, pumps and aera-
tors will not work. Fish can only
.go a short time without air in their
water. Make a visit to your local
bait or tackle shop and purchase
several fishing aerators. They nor-
mally take two D-sized batteries
for each unit. When your power
goes out, use the aerators in your
aquarium. They saved a great
deal of fish over the past two hur-
ricane seasons.
One local aquarium owner
explained that he used two aera-
tors for his 55-gallon aquarium.
He changed the batteries three
times and kept all of his fish alive
until the power was restored at
his home eight days later.
No matter what you decide to
do with your pets, make your
plans now. Consult your veteri-
narians with any concerns or
questions you may have.
Remember, your pets depend
on you to take care of them. Use
your good sense, not your emo-
tions when dealing with your pets,
during the upcoming storm sea-
son. Make your plans now to
avoid panic later.


that certainly is valuable to the
state, but the Everglades belong to
America as well," he said. "It's a
unique system and a national treas-
ure, and we intend for this confer-
ence to not only help participants
advance their work, but also to
raise public awareness of restora-
tion efforts."
Many Floridians may not appre-
ciate the broader importance of the
Everglades to South Florida, said
Terrence "Rock" Salt, director of
Everglades restoration initiatives
for the U.S. Department of the Inte-
rior. He is also the conference's
keynote speaker.
Aside from providing natural
beauty and wildlife habitat, the
Everglades are crucial to maintain-
ing one of South Florida's most
precious resources water, he
said. The vast wetlands are integral
to flood control, water quality
enhancement and long-term
recharge of ground water. With the
state's ever-growing population,
these factors become more impor-
tant each day, and the Everglades is
placed at greater risk.
"The current water manage-
ment system harms the Ever-
glades, yet still can't provide for the
people," Mr. Salt said. "We're
developing an improved water
management system to store more
water so that when there's a lot of
water we're not flooding the Ever-
.glades or people, and in the dry
months we can distribute more
water to meet both needs.
"It's really that simple," he said.

2006 Southeast Building Conference has best education

TALLAHASSEE -- Home build-
ing professionals will brush up on
their skills when they participate
in the 80 plus educational pro-
grams and 52 continuing educa-
tion courses offered in conjunc-
tion with the 2006 Southeast
Building Conference ,(SEBC).
SEBC, the South's largest building
and education conference, is a
national leader in educational
offerings especially superintend-
ent training. Continuing educa-
tion courses separates the aver-7
age building industry personnel
from the professionals.
"As builders become more
aware of the positive impact that
well-trained superintendents have
on customer satisfaction, they are

sending their construction man-
agers to the Residential Construc-
tion Superintendent (RCS) classes
in greater numbers," says FHBA's
Director of Education
Suzanne Cook, CAE. "SEBC is
a great place for superintendents
to conveniently access all eight
classes in a short period of time."
The RCS series of courses is
geared toward field superintend-
ents and can benefit current site
personnel wishing to excel in this
Registration for this and other
exciting courses being offered at
SEBC is now underway.
Also; delegates will enjoy visit-
ing the record-breaking 1,000
building industry product and

service exhibits on the tradeshow
Additional 2006 SEBC high-
lights include:
Record Breaking 1,000 plus
exhibits showcasing the best in
new home construction products
and services
Meet the Experts on-site
construction experts to answer
specific questions regarding hur-
ricane mitigation
New Southern Home- a
French Country Manor home
designed and built by Central
Florida companies to showcase
the best in southern living,
eZone energy efficient con-
struction products reflecting the
nation's growing green building

Keynote Speaker- popular
college basketball analyst and
ambassador DickVitale
Awards- ceremonies recognizing
the best and most innovative
building professionals and com-'
panies in design and marketing.
The Southeast Building Con-
ference attracts new home con-
struction professionals from a 12-
state region, including: Alabama,
Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Ken-
tucky, Louisiana, Mississippi,
North Carolina, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
For more information, visit

Will your trees survive

this hurricane season?

hurricane season just around
the corner you need to know if
your trees will be safe from the
possible wrath of Mother
Thousands of trees and
communities are at risk for
damage by heavy rains and
wind which can cause trees to
crack, split, and even uproot,
which can lead to further
property damage and power
You may be able to prevent
further property damage dur-
ing a storm, and enable your
trees to recover by following a
few practical suggestions from
the International Society of
Arboriculture (ISA)..
Pre Storm Preparation:
Look for potential Hazards-
Investigate the condition of
your trees. You or an ISA Certi-
fied Arborist should look for
damage such as cracks in the
trunk or major limbs; hollow,
aged, and decayed trees; hang-
ing branches; improperly
formed branches; one-sided
or significantly leaning trees;
and branches that may poten-
tially rub the house or fall on
utility lines. Depending on the
existing problem, a Certified
Arborist should be consulted
to either remove the tree or to
prune potentially hazardous
Recognizing and reducing
tree hazards not only increases
the safety of your property and
that of your neighbors, but
also improves the tree's health
and may increase its longevity
and chance of survival," says
Jim Skiera, ISA's Executive
Know your tree species-
Some species are more prone
to storm damage. You should
have a Certified Arborist evalu-
ate your trees for hardiness
and resilience. Being aware of
which trees may succumb to
harsh weather conditions, will
help you decide if you want to
replace these potentially dan-
gerous species.
Do not top -your trees -
Untrained individuals may
urge you to cut back all of the
branches, on the mistaken
assumption that it will help

avoid breakage in future
storms. However, professional
arborists say that "topping,"
the cutting of main branches
back to stubs, .is extremely
harmful and unhealthy for
your trees.
The stubs often produce
many weakly attached branch-
es that are higher and are
more likely to break when a
storm strikes. Also, topping
will reduce the amount of
foliage, on which the tree
depends. for the' food and
nourishment needed for re-
growth. A topped tree that has
already sustained major storm
damage is more likely to die
than repair itself.
Protect your assets- Trees
may ihrease property value
by upto 2 percent. Find out if
your homeowner's insurance
will cover any damage your
landscape may sustain due to
unnatural causes, and include
the total, value of your trees
when listing your assets for
coverage. A Certified Arborist
who has experience with
appraisals can provide an esti-
mated value by inspecting
your trees. Be sure to docu-
ment the value of potential
loss with photos of the trees
and the evaluation by the
Improper tree care can lead
to premature death, danger-
ous and weak .structures,
exposure to disease,: and
worse it may cause unneces-
sary property damage. Hiring
an ISA certified arborist who
can assist you with pre-storm
inspections and post-storm
repairs can help avoid unnec-
essary loss of your trees. .
The International Society of
Arboriculture (ISA), headquar-
tered in Champaign, Ill., is a
nonprofit organization sup-
porting tree care research and
education around the world.
As part of ISA's dedication to
the care and preservation of
shade and ornamental trees, it
offers the only internationally-
recognized certification pro-
gram in the industry. For more
information and to find a local
ISA Certified Arborist, visit

PSC approves two new

FPL natural gas plants

Public Service Commission (PSC)
granted Florida Power and Light's
(FPL) request for two natural gas
plants on Thursday, but only after
the utility agreed to new conserva-
tion and fuel diversity programs.
FPL asked the PSC to approve
two gas-fired generating units of
1219 megawatts each in western
Palm Beach County. FPL says it
will be able to build natural gas
powered units more quickly than
other technologies.

In approving the request, the
five-member commission direct-
ed FPL to do the following:
Diversify its fuel sources by
accelerating construction of coal-
fired facilities
Increase demand-side man-
agement and conservation pro-
Expand the pricing options
for renewable energy producers
The approved plants in Palm
Beach County are expected to
begin operating in 2009 and 2010.

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