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Thursday, November 30, 2006 -Vol. 92 No. 24
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The next Regular City
Council Meeting is scheduled
for Monday, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m.
Frostproof City Hall is located
at 111 First Street. For more
information call 635-7855.
Reserve your plants today!
The Chamber of Com-
merce will be selling 6" pot-
ted red poinsettias from the
Depot beginning the first
week of December. The
plants make a thoughtful gift
for friends or relatives and
beautiful decorations for your
office or yard!
If your church \\ ould like
to decorate with poinsettias,
please call ahead with the
expected number you will
need Plnis are tbej'ir otfered
on a "First comn-First serve"
basis' Please call \ our order in
today to the Chramber of
Commerce at 635-9112 or to
Estelle Sull ari at 635-5411.
meeting Feb. 5
PAC (Parent Advisory
Cornrrmitteei is encouraging
more participation from par-
ents with students attending
Frostprool Middle Senior High
School. If you would like to
become 'more involved in
x, our child's academics please
attend the next scheduled
meeting, Monday, Feb. 5 at 7'
p.:m. Meetings are held the
first londa) of each rnonth in
the teacher's lounge at
FMSHS, 1000 Palm A\enue
Note: There will be no. meet-
:ings scheduled for Dec. or.
Jan due to fhe.holidays.
'Hall of Fame'
The Frostproof Athletic
Booster Club will hosts the
2007 'Hall of Fame' Gala to be
held at the Lake Wales Coun-
try Club on Jan. 27. Social
hour is from r to 7 p.m. with
dinner at 7 p nm.
Coach Fans Brannen will
be the featured speaker at the
Gala. The Boosters seeks
community support for this
event. Tickets, are on sale
now. Cost is $100 per person
and this. provides you'with a
wonderful dinner and a
chance to win $25'00 through
a reverse draMwing. Random
raffles' and drawings will be
held during the event. The
proceeds raised 1ill benefit
ALL FMSHS sports.
Please contact Nancy '
SDeMarco at the Frostproof
High School 635-780Y.
Obituaries ........ ........3
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.
Community Links. Individual Voices.
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Frostproof's Hometown Newspaper for More Than 85 Years
Progress Energy awards grants
believes in the
power of education!
The Progress Energy Founda-
tion recently awarded a $30,000
grant to the Polk Education
Foundation to administer math
and science grants. All Polk pub-
lic elementary, middle and high
schools in the Progress Energy
service area were invited to
apply for funds to enhance their
science and or math instruction.
Schools were required to
describe their plan to enhance
instruction to help students
increase their knowledge of
math and science concepts to in
turn help increase their FCAT
scores. Each school also had to
provide a list of supplies that cor-
related with the lessons they had
planned. Materials like micro-
scopes, models of the earth and
sun, weight and balance sets,
class sets of clocks, math games,
mineral kits, and safety goggles
will all be purchased from the
Progress Energy grants.
The Polk Education Founda-
tion, the 501 (c)(3) direct support
organization of the Polk County
School Board, and Progress
Energy have partnered on many
programs in the past. Their col-
laboration has provided students
with scholarships, school board
personnel with tuition reim-
bursement, teachers with addi-
tional equipment, and in honor-
ing the county's Teacher &
Non-Instructional Personnel of
2006: Man and Woman of the Year announced
& Croley -
The 20016 Frostprool Area
Chamber ot Commerce Man
anrd \\oman of the ear' recipi-
ents awarded at the annual
installation banquet held Novt 14,
Eere George R Jackson, and
TeInn% Ruth Crolle\.
'Man of the Year'Georc:e Ra\.
rnond Jackson \as_, born O'ct I1,
194-4, in Pillsburg, Penn. He has
been married I(c Jud\ tfor -41
.ears The couple has three chil-
dren: Lura Linda and Scott. nd
fi\e grandchildren. Mr. Jackson
graduated trom E\ans Citi High
School in 1962 and from Gene\a
College, with a Bachelors of Sci-
ence in Social Studies, in 1966.
IMr Jackson moled tu Froist-
pioof from Penns lvania in 1966
%\here he taught at Frostproof
Middle Senior High School from
1966 to 2003, fo:r 7 \ ears.
Mr. Jackson taught Social
Studies, _nd wais Chairman ot
the Social Studies Dept. lor over
,30i years. He sponsored Student
Council, Pep Club. and Interact
ijthe old club). He coached bo:\ s
and girls basketball, J' Football.
track and baseball. He \xas a:so
the Athletic Director lor 12 ears
Mr. Jackson's honors include:
Polk Country Social Studies
Teacher of the 'ear. Florida Soc ial
Studies Teacher of the 'ear, Fro:st-
proof High School Teacher ot the
Year, Polk Country Girl's Basket-
ball Coach of the Near and he
was a member of the coaching
staff of numerous championship
football and basketball teams
Mr. Jackson's community
actl\:iles include: Volunteer it
Frostproof Care Center. Deacon
of the First Presb.terian Church,
Frostproof Art League- treasurer.
Board of Director on the Friends
of the Latt Maxc\ Library, Board
of Director at the Fiostproof His-
torical AssociatioIn, and \\vas a
member of the committee that
wrote the book "There's onlI
One Frostproof" for the 197'
Woman of the Year' TennY
See Awards -Page 2
Submitted photo/Delores Trevino
'Man of the Year' George R. Jackson and wife Judy.
Submitted photo/Amy Polk
'Woman of the Year' Tenny R. Croley and husband Tommy.
Progress Energy (NYSE:
PGN), headquartered in Raleigh,
N.C., is a Fortune 250 diversified
energy company with more than
23,000 megawatts of generation
capacity and $10 billion in annu-
al revenues. The company's
holdings include two electric
utilities serving approximately 3
million customers in North Car-
olina, South Carolina and Flori-
da. Progress Energy also
includes nonregulated opera-
tions covering energy marketing
and natural gas exploration. For
more information about
Progress Energy, visit the compa-
ny's Web site at
Below is a list of each school,
the principal, the grant
contacts) and the amount the
school will receive (in that
Ridge Community High
School-Sherry Wells, Karen Sulli-
See Grants -Page 2
Polk County School Board
Superintendent Dr. Gail F. McK-
inzie and staff are pleased to
announce the appointment of
Kimberly VanHook as Principal
at Frostproof Elementary
School in Frostproqf.
Ms. VanHook's appointment
was approved by the School
Board at the Nov. 21, 2006
Board Meeting. The appoint-
ment is scheduled to take effect
Kimberly VanHook began
her career with Polk County
Schools in 1995 as a First Grade
Teacher at Spook Hill Elemen-
tary. From 1997-2003 she,
served as a Kindergarten
Teacher at Hillcrest Elementary
School in Lake Wales
In Jul) 2003 Ms. VanHook
was appointed Assistant Princi-
pal at Hillcrest Elementary.
Since July 2006 she has
served as Assistant Principal at
Spook Hill Elementaiv.
7 EM. Saturday
Frostproof celebrates 'A
Florida. Christmas'. Parents
bring the kids down to Wall
Street Park across from the First
United Methodist Church on
Devane Street Saturday,,Dec. 2,
from 3 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Ralph Water's Community
Affairs Committee of the Frost-
proof Area Chamber of Com-
merce will have the park set up
With lots of free, fun things to
enjoy. There will be an 18 foot
high inflated slide, a bounce
house with a rock wall, train
rides, free snow cones and a
huge pile of Florida snow for a
fossil dig, so bring your own
Following the Dec. 2 after-
noon events in the Park the
parade will begin at 7 p.m. with
staging wrapping around the
football field. The parade route
will commence in front of
Erwine's Marine Sales and Key-
stone Realty, Inc., and proceed.
north on Scenic Highway to E
Street, then turns back to the
Baptist Church to disband This
years parade emcees will be
Wayne and Jennifer Lee from
First Assembly of God Church
on the Ridge.
Vfter the parade there will
be Carols in the Park as well as
hot chocolate and hot apple
The theme this year is 'A
As co-sponsor with the City
of Frostproof, the Frostproof
Area Chamber of Commerce
invites area businesses, civic
clubs, families, individuals and
other organizations to join the
fun and create a float, con-
veyance or marching unit for
Arts, crafts, foods, merchan-
See Parade -Page 2
June Felt receives a tribute
:John R. Alexander and the
Frostproof Area Chamber of
Commerce presented June Felt
with a Community Thank-you at
the annual banquet Nov.14.
Mrs. Felt's passion for history
has saved and shaped, Frost-
proof for many decades. Lives
have been and continue to be
enriched by this pursuit of hers.
She's been a driving force
Gaining the Historical
Museum building that used to
be Frostproof's library and lead-
ing the effort to expand it.
Purchasing the old high
school building for one dollar,
and raising $18,500 to repair the
roof in order to convince the City
Council to take the "gift" from
the Polk County School Board: .
Serving on the Frostproof
Historical Preservation Commit-
tee for over, 10 years working to
restore the old high school in
Traveling to Tallahassee
many times to lobby for Historic
official with her certitude,.tenac-
ity and Southern charm.
Helping -to find a way to
fund the restoration of the seats
in the auditorium.
. She's worked with Hill Grif-
fin and the Chamber on the
Ramon Theatre restoration proj-
ect and her keen memory has
regularly served as a guide for
the architect for the restoration
She's been a generator of
positive public relations for
Frostproof in the local newspa-
per (Frostproof News), as well as
She's inventoried all the
older buildings in town and cre-
ated a history for each one.
She's taught many a Frost-
proof child in kindergarten, and
today those students remember
not to throw away things that
might have a place in the muse-
She's rescued hundreds of
priceless documents and mem-
orabilia from certain destruc-
For visitors who come to
Frostproof from out of town, see
the phone number on the front
door of the Museum and call,
June will scoot right down from
Babson Park and spend hours
with them tracing back through
She's worked to create one
of the most comprehensive
mailing lists of Frostproof school
alumni and communicates to
them historical preservation
needs which they in turn sup-
port from all over the country,
giving back to their hometown,
because they were asked,
because they were remem-
She's dangerous with a
copy machine, producing many
a volume of Frostproof history,
* She's created a series of histor-
ical calendars residents and for-
mer residents have treasured;
then in honor of June, filed
See Tribute Page 2
Submitted photo/Amy Polk
Pictured are John R. Alexander and June Felt at the 2006
Frostproof Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Installation
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'Sounds of the Season' concert Details inside-
2 The Frostproof News, Thursday, November 30, 2006
Continued From Page 1
van $2,000, Loughman Oaks Ele-
mentary-Jose Perez, Lynn Weeks
$1,000, Lake Wales High School-
Clark Berry, Amanda Knight
$2,000, Frostproof Middle/Senior
High School-Stephen White, Kyle
Windham $2,000, Spook Hill Ele-
mentary-Matt Burkett, Betty
Finnell $1,000, Polk Avenue Ele-
mentary-Donna Dunson, Shay
Hixenbaugh $1,000, Boone Mid-
dle School-Pamela Henderson,
Gary Robertson $1,500, Boone
Middle School-Christy Aycock,
Knowles, Lucus Wilkins $1,000,
Ben Hill Griffin Elementary-Patti
McGill, Maybelle Parker $1,000,
Ben Hill Griffin Elementary-
Tammy Rhoden, Ben Hill Griffin
Haines City IB Candidate High
School-Sue Braiman, Nicole
Sielken $2,000, Dale Fair Babson
Park Elementary-Ken Henson,
Donna Burns $1,000, Hillcrest
Elementary-Damien Moses, Cyn-
thia True $1,000, McLaughlin
Middle School-Sharon Kurschner,
Earline McDonald $1,500, Daniel
Jenkins Academy-Eileen Kille-
brew, Jack Cassidy $1,500, East-
Submitted photo/PEF-Susan Copeland
Polk Educators attend Progress Energy Foundation award ceremony. All Polk public elementary, middle and high schools
in the Progress Energy service area were invited to apply for funds to enhance their science and or math instruction.
Sharon Hartwig, Christine
Shaw $1,000, Eastside Elemen-
tary-James Fitzgearlds, Dundee
Ridge Middle School-Kathryn
Blackburn, James Bracey $1,500,
Ridgeview Global Studies Acade-
my-Ralph Frier, Brenda Viator
$1,000, Janie Howard Wilson Ele-
mentary School-Beverly Lynne,
Molly Garrett $1,000, Janie
Howard Wilson Elementary
School-Nicole McClain, Frost-
proof Elementary School-Carol
Reynolds, Angela Marbutt $1,000,
S.T.A.R. Program-Steve Cochran,
Bernard Wells $1,000.
Listed below are local schools
and their plans for the grant:
Frostproof Elementary, Carol
Reynolds and Angela Marbutt, a
$1,000 award to provide materi-
als for teachers to use to set up
individual and small group learn-
ing centers that focus on math
skills. 25 teachers will now have
things like math games, pattern
blocks, teddy bear counters, and
class sets of clocks to check out
for use in their classroom. This
will allow each teacher to focus
on their class's needs or the spe-
cific math needs of an individual
Ben Hill Griffin Jr. Elementary,
Patti McGill with Tammy Rhoden,
Maybelle Parker and Martha
McDonald. BHG Elementary
plans to use their $1,000 to meet
the difference learning styles and
levels of the students they teach
math. They have planned to pur-
chase items to help visual learn-
ers as well as those tactile-kines-
thetic learners. Materials like
weight and balance sets, charts
and posters and a probability kit
will be purchased to enhance
their math lessons.
Frostproof Middle / Senior
High School, Stephen White and
Kyle Windham, using their
$2,000, Frostproof Middle/ Senior
has a plan in place to help with
their FCAT Math scores and it
includes the use of Versatiles.
These self correcting activities
will move students through pre-
algebra and algebra I and II. They
will also be purchasing batteries
for their graphing calculators
used by their honors and AP Math
Dale R. Fair Babson Park Ele-
mentary, Ken Henson and Donna
Burns, as part of their $1,000
grant, groups of students at Bab-
son Park Elementary will have
the unique opportunity to make
desktop ponds using clear shoe
box sized plastic tubs. Then by
adding worms, fish and mosqui-
to larva they will be able to
observe the food chain in action.
Their school happens to be locat-
ed on the shores of Crooked Lake
so as an extension of this study,
students will take lake samples to
study of their own local habitat as
Continued From Page 1
dise or bargain vendors are wel-
come to set up a booth at Wall
Street Park located on West Wall
Street, across from the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church in down-
town Frostproof. Vendor set up
begins at 2 p.m., with pack up by
6:30 p.m. or stay ufitil the events
end. (The Parade begins one
block East at 7 p.m.)
Application deadline has been
extended. Application cost is $25.
for booths or parade entry, and
Continued From Page 1
Ruth Croley, has been married to
Tommy Croley for 39years. Mr. and
Mrs. Croley have two children. Son,
Thad Croley is married to Jan Cro-
ley of Frostproof. Thad and Jan
have three children and two grand-
children; Eli, Joly, and Jennifer
Hebel, Hayden and Hanna Hebel.
Daughter, Tammy is married to
Mike Ard of Frostproof. Tammy
and Mike have two sons; Trevor
Tenny Croley was crowned Miss
Frostproof in 1964. She graduated
from Frostproof. Senior High
School in 1965.She attended South
Florida Community College, vari-
ous seminars and instructional
courses and earned a Certified Pro-
fessional Secretary Degree (CPS)
through Professional Secretaries
International. She was inducted
into Phi Theta Kappa sorority. In
the past, she has served on the
Board of the Frostproof Elementary
PTA, was Treasurer for the Little
League Board, Co-Chair of the par-
ent Advisory Committee 1989,
Chairperson, Parent Advisor Com-
mittee 1990, and served on Project
Mrs. Croley is currently a mem-
ber of the Frostproof Chamber of
Commerce Board and serves as
Secretary. She's a member of the
Frostproof Art League, Frostproof
Historical Society, First Baptist
Church of Frostproof, Florida Asso-
ciation of City Clerks, Polk County
City Clerk Association, and IIMC
(International Institute of City
Mrs. Croley initiated and
chaired the first "night-time" Christ-
mas Parade in Frostproof and has
judged parade entries for several
years. She has assisted behind the
scenes with the Frostproof Rotary
Continued From Page 1
away as "special" when the year is
She is always available to lis-
ten, to share a story, to play a tune
on the piano for various local
She reminds. Us to.treasure
our past, to build memories with
our families, to work together to
make Frostproof better.
She's created archives of our
area's old timers and their stories
It's 'Parent's Night Out' at First
Baptist Church. This annual out-
reach event is sponsored and
staffed by Preschool and Chil-
dren's department leaders and
will be held Friday, Dec. 8, from
6p.m. until 9 p.m.
Parents are given an opportu-
rnity to spend a few hours shop-
ping, dining out, or just relaxing.
All children (infant thru 5th grade)
are invited and welcomed to join
us for a fun time. Seasonal music,
games, crafts, and-Bible stories
funds collected will be used to
defray expenses for the event.
A Christmas Festival commit-
tee meeting will be held at Frost-
proof Care Center offices, noon,
Monday, Nov. 27, 2006. Those
who may wish to volunteer are
invited to attend.
To pick up a parade or vendor
application call the Chamber
office at 635-9112 or Chamber
Community Relations Chairman,
Ralph Waters at 635-5555, or Bob
O'Hara at.O'Hara Restorations
635-9008 or go to the Chamber
web-site at www.frostproofcham-
ber.com and download a PDF
Wild Game Dinner for many years
while employed by John R. Alexan-
der, who was chairman of the
event for 17 years. Her volunteer
work included purchasing food,
beverages, making and selling tick-
ets, and baking cornbread and rice
pilaf for 500 people.
Hobbies include one-stroke
painting, crocheting, and watching
her grandchildren's sports activi-
.Former recipients include:
2005 David Lewis and Sandy
2004 Ben Hill pGiffin, IV and
2003 Ted Nelson and Kay
2002 Ralph Waters and June
2001 Ben Hill Griffin,III and Lisa
2000 Dick Backus and Beverly
1991 Edith Watson
1990 Herman Futral.and Vassa
i989. Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. and
1988 Raymond March and Mary
1987 -Wannis Bowen and
1986 Kenny Godwin and Joy
1985 Bill Funk and Georgia
1984 Dan Ruhl and Celeste
1983 Don Williams and Lucy
1982 Allen Hemenway and
1981 Farris Brannen and Patricia
The 'Man and Women of the
Year' award was originated by
Frostproof News editor Charles
Nolan. Following Mr. Nolan's
retirement the Frostproof Area
Chamber of Commerce, carried on
the annual tradition.
on video tape.
She's found, collected and
organized a galaxy of items for the
"She has a team of volunteers
who work with her, but do they
really have a choice?" John
Alexander said, just before pre-
senting her with the Community
Thank-you certificate, "Well, they
do, we do, and we all do the
things we do, because we, love
(Information provided by
Frostproof Area Chamber of Com-
will be featured. Puppets, skits,
and family movies are often
included in this time of non-stop
fun and adventure.
You do not have to be a mem-
ber of First Baptist Church to par-
ticipate. There is no cost or obli-
gation,.though you may make a
donation to the Children's Depart-
ment ifyou wish.
You may pre-register your chil-
dren by stopping by our office
located at 96 West B Street, or by
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'Parent's Night Out'
The Frostproof News, Thursday, November 30, 2006
Chamber dinner format differs from past Letter
In 2007, the Frostproof Area
Chamber of Commerce will be
launching the Ramon Theatre
when Phase IV of the historical
preservation grant is completed.
The grant is sponsored in part by
the State of Florida, Department of
State, Division of Historical
Resources, and assisted by the
Florida Historical Commission.
With the knowledge that several
fund raisers will need to be held to
raise matching funds in the near
future, event organizers deter-
mined it would be a good time to
share a glimpse what a possible
future at the Ramon might hold.
The entertainment began with
June Felt on the piano.
Then a professional dancer
from Florida Dance Theatre, Kassi
Abreu on point, entered looking
like a childhood dream, she danced
a number from the Nutcracker
Sweets Holiday Celebration. Then
a whip popping cow "cracker"
took the stage, followed by Michael
Lawson and Stephen Click who
preformed a musical duet singing
and playing the violin and bass.
Next up was a professional story
teller, former Frostproof native and
librarian, Gladys Roberts. Roberts
told a convoluted Cinderella story
that reverses the first letter or two of
many of the words. She ended with
the "sorel of the morey" which
was, if you want to find your
prince, you have to remember to
"slop your dripper." Lawson and
Click came back with two more
numbers, getting the audience to
sing along. The entertainment part
of the evening ended with Florida
Dance Theater artistic director Fer-
dinand De Jesus, and dancer Kassi
Abreu in a piece from their Latin
A fully blown ballerina on point
in the center of the Depot is quite a
sight to see. Roxanne Owens, who
attended the event commented,
"That was the first time I have ever
seen professional dancers. When I
was in school here and when my
children were growing up the
Ramon was closed. I can only
imagine what different paths our
lives might have taken, what other
careers we might have chosen, if
we had grown up with some of the
things I saw tonight as part of our
Holiday toy donations needed
The Frostproof Care Center is
preparing for the holidays and needs
your help! The Care Center is
expecting to help nearly 200 families
throughout the holidays with food
boxes aswell as children's toys.
The Care Center is in need of
non-perishable food items to fill the
food boxes that are given to families
in need at Thanksgiving and Christ-
mas. You can also help by volunteer-
ing to stock shelves with food, make
up food boxes, and deliver food to
Please sponsor a family or indi-
vidual by donating a box of canned
goods and items for a delicious holi-
day meal, including a turkey roast for
$23 per unit or by donating a toy for
You can be a blessing to some-
one this Thanksgiving or Christmas
by helping to provide them with a
delicious holiday meal or gift. To sign
up or for more information, please
contact the Care Center at 635-5555.
Edward A. "Ed" Servies, Sr., 71,
of Frostproof died Saturday, Nov.
Born Oct. 08, 1935 in Boone
County, IN; he has been a winter
resident for 10 years and a perma-
nent resident for 3 years.
He was a retired truck driver for
Bulkamatic 'lansport in LaFayette,
Indiana. He was a member of the
Valley View Baptist Church in
Flora, Indiana, attended the First
Baptist Church in Lake Wales, and
was a veteran of.Korea, serving in
the U.S. Army. He was an avid
sports fan, enjoyed playing golf and
watching all types of sports on TV
He was the first little league base-
ball coach in Frankfort, IN. If he
Smetyou, he was a lifelong friend.
Survivors include his wife,
Sharon K. Services of Frostproof;
daughter, Samantha and Tom Car-
:ney of Kirklin, IN; step-daughter,
Denise and Pete Reszkowski of
:Decatur, IN; sons, Jeff Servies of
Frankfort, IN; Eddie Servies, Jr. of
Shelbyville, IN; step-son, Marty and
Lisa Hill of Frankfort, IN; sister,
Peggy Irwin of FranktorLJL;. 7
grandchildren and 15 great-grand-
Memorial services will be held
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the Lilly Lake Recreation Hall in
Frostproof. For those who wish,
donations can be made to the Cor-
Marion Nelson Funeral Home
of Frostproof was in charge of
Apple B. Underwood
Appie B. Underwood, 80, of
Lake Wales died Sunday; Nov. 26,
Born Aug. 02, 1926 in Wadley,
GA; she moved to Lake Wales 56
years ago from Frostproof.
She was the owner/operator for
a pre-school. nursery and was a
member of the First Baptist Church
in Lake Wales. She was a waitress
at the Highlander Restaurant for 20
years and was a cosmetician at
Murray's Pharmacy for 20 years.
Survivors include her husband
of 64 years, Nathan Underwood of
Lake Wales; sons, Jim and Shelley
Underwood of Lake Wales; Roy
and Mary A. Underwood of Bar-
tow; brother, Jim Brantley of Vero
Beach; sister, Eunice Teal of Avon
Park; and 4 grandchildren.
Family) will be receiving friends
from 6 until 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov.
30, 2006 at the Marion Nelson
Funeral Home in Lake Wales.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Fn-
day, Dec. 01, 2006 at the funeral
home in Lake Wales. Interment
will follow at the Silver Hill Ceme-
tery in Frostproof.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home
of Lake Wales was in charge of
Bill R. Riley
Bill R. Riley, 86, of Frostproof
died Friday, Nov. 24,2006.
Born April 07, 1920 in Morgan-
town, WV; he moved here from
Loxahatchee 6 years ago.
He was a veteran of World War
II, serving in the U.S. Army and a
member of the American Veterans.
Survivors include his daughters,
Rebecca Cook of Frostproof; Peggy
Riley of Fort Pierce; Kitty Garrard of
Dothan, AL; Laura Riley of Dothan,
AL; Kandie Morris of TN; sons, Pat
Riley of Dothan, AL; Richard Riley
of Dothan, AL; Shane Riley of
Dothan, AL; Scott Jenkins of Ken-
nenville; sisters, Gloria Foxwell of
West Palm Beach; Peggy Smyth of
Royal Pam Beach; Patsey Hess of
Palm Springs; 24 grandchildren
and many great-grandchildren.
Memorial serviceswill be held.
at a later date.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home
of Frostproof was in charge of
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Letter to the Editor:
To the Citizens of Frostproof,
You have a wonderful and
truly special community. I want to
thank you for the honor and privi-
lege of having served as your City
My wife Geri and I have greatly
enjoyed meeting and working
with the all the wonderful folks
that represent this fine communi-
ty. Above all, I want to thank the
staff and employees of the City for
their great work and support, and
for their commitment to the com-
munity. You are one of the Frost-
proof's greatest assets.
As Geri and I move on to other
opportunities, know that your
community will hold a special
place in our hearts.
Very truly yours,
Edward Sparks, City Manager
City of Frostproof, FL
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Winter Haven Hospital is
pleased to present, as a part of the
Lung Disease Education program,
"Nutrition & Your Lungs" and
"Yoga & Relaxation Techniques"
on Dec. 6, 2006, from 1 to 2 p.m.,
at the Winter Haven Hospital's Gill
Jones Center, 3425 Lake Alfred
Road (Hwy 17), Winter Haven.
The speaker for "Nutrition &
Your Lungs" will be Peggy Cooper,
MS, RD, LD/N, Clinical Nutrition
Manager, Nutrition Services, Win-
ter Haven Hospital. The Yoga por-
tion of the program will be pre-
sented by a certified/registered
Yoga instructor. These two very
informative topics focus on those
who have or are associated with
The program is free of charge
and open to the public. Free oxy-
gen level check by oximetry is also
For more information and to
reserve your place, please call the
Winter Haven Health Connection
office at 291-6705 or 1-800-416-
6705, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Diabetes and Heart
Winter Haven Hospital is
pleased to present, as a part of the
Learning Series, "Diabetes &
Heart Disease: Double Trouble"
on Dec. 7, 2006, from 1 p.m. to 2
p.m. This free community pro-
gram will be held at the hospital's
Gill Jones Center, 3425 Lake Alfred
Road (Hwy 17 N), Winter Haven.
The speaker will be Susan D.
Dillon, RN, Certified Diabetes Edu-
cator, Educational Services, Win-
ter Haven Hospital. She will dis-
cuss the link between diabetes
and your heart and how to protect
yourself from and lower your risk
of heart disease.
Diabetes and heart disease are
closely related; Diabetes can harm
the walls of your blood vessels,
increase your triglycerides, and
lower your good cholesterol.
About two-thirds of all adults with
diabetes die from heart disease or
Rotary hosts golf
tourney Dec. 16
Check your calendars now and
clear Saturday, Dec. 16 for the
Annual Frostproof Rotary Golf
Tournament. This year's tourna-
ment will be held at Lake Wales
Country Club, beginning with a
shotgun start at 8 a.m.
Citizens Bank & Trust is spon-
soring the Hole-in-One Contest!
The Frostproof Rotary Club has
served the Frostproof community
for seventy-nine years and has held
a golf tournament to raise money
for scholarships for the past eight-
een years. Frostproof Rotary Club
President Ralph Waters explains,
"In the past, so that donors were
able to take tax deductions, the
Club used the golf tournament pro-
ceeds exclusively for scholarships
for Frostproof High School gradu-
ates. The Frostproof Rotary Club
set up a public charity, allowing the
Club the flexibility to use the pro-
ceeds not only for scholarships but
also for other school and commu-
nity needs. Donations made to a
public charity by local citizens and
businesses are tax deductible to
the extent permissible by federal
Rotary is accepting registrations
for golfers and hole sponsors until
Wednesday, Dec 13. The golf fee of
$75 includes greens fee, cart,
lunch, and participation in the
longest drive and closest to the
hole contests. Hole sponsorships
guaranteeing recognition on
Rotary's sponsor board are $100. A
corporate package of $350
includes a foursome and a hole
Registrations should be sent to
The Frostproof Rotary Charitable
Foundation, Inc. at P.O. Box 456,
Frostproof, FL 33843. For additional
information or to receive a form,
please call Rotary President Ralph
Waters at (863) 635-5555 or Bea
Reifeis at (863) 635-2523.
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evening. Ticket price is $60 per
person and includes the buffet
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prizes and great fun.
Please plan to join the Rotary
Club of Lake Wales-in their effort
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foundations. For additional infor-
mation or to order tickets please
call Pat Brewer at 224-7099.
The Rotary Club of Lake
Wales will hold their Annual
Winter Charity Ball at the Lake
Wales Country Club, Saturday
Dec. 2, 2006. This Winter Charity
Ball replaces the New Year's Eve
Charity Ball which has been
sponsored by the Rotary Club of
Lake Wales for several years.
The charitable focus of this
year's Ball is education. Pro-
ceeds will benefit the Lake
Wales Charter Schools Founda-
tion, Inc. and the Lake Wales
Area Chamber of Commerce
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The evening will begin with a
delicious buffet dinner, followed
by the sounds of the Total Sound
Band for your listening and
dancing pleasure. A silent auc-
Polk Community College is
seeking the public's input as part
of an accreditation. process for the
college's criminal justice acade-
my. A team of assessors from the
Commission on Accreditation for
Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.
(CALEA) Aill arrive at the PCC's
Winter Haven campus on Dec. 10
to examine all aspects of the Ken-
neth C. Thompson Institute of
Public Safety's policies, proce-
dures,, management, operations
and support services.
Verification by the team that
the Institute meets the Commis-
sion's state-of-the-art standards
for Public Safety Training Acade-
mies is part of a voluntary process
to gain accreditation. Accredita-
tion is a highly prized recognition
of law enforcement professional
As part of the on-site assess-
ment, college and academy
employees and members of the
public are invited to offer com-
ments to the assessment learn by
telephone. The public may call
863-297-1030 ext. 9 on Dec. 10,
between I and 3 p.m.
Persons wishing to offer writ
ten comments about the Polk
Community College Kenneth C.
Thompson Institute of Public
Safety are requested to write:
Commission on Accreditation for
Law Enforcement A~gencies, Inc.
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The online version of the test
allows users to toggle between the-
test book and a page that displays
the correct answer to each ques-
tion. In addition, the answer page
provides the Sunshine State Stan-
dard tested by the question and the
percent of students who chose
TALLAHASSEE 'G~overnor Jeb
Bush and' Florida Department of
Education Commissioner John L.
Winn announced. on Nov. 20, the
release of eight Florida Compre-
hensive Assessment Tests (FCAT).
The reading and mathematics tests
are actual tests taken by students in
2006 and are no longer in use. The
reading and math ematics tests for
grades 3, 7, 9, and -0 are available
in two formats one which can be
dojwnloaded, and a new, interac-
tive version that'allows you to take
the test and get results online. The
Department- of Education began
releasing full-length FCAT tests last
!ear, starting with grades,4, 8 and
10 reading and mathematics testls.
1,The 20105 ancl 2006 released
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ing documents, can be found at
'The release of the Grade 3, 7, 9,
and 10 tests enhances the educa-
tional resources for students and
parents to better understand the
FCAT," said Governor Bush. "I am
thankful to all of the Florida educa-
tors wvho help to develop and
review appropriate test questions.
As a result of their commitment,
the State..continues to take steps
toward increasing the-transparen-
cy ofthe FCAT."
The 'release includes test
answer keys, a fact sheet explain-
ing uses for the test and frequently
asked questions. Released tests are
identical to the tests taken by stu-
dents except for questions that will
be used on future tests. Parents and
teachers can use the released tests
as additional resources to increase
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Child Care Offered415
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Air Conditioners 505
Anti ues 510
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes. Linens 9 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health I Reducing
Household Items 630
Lugg ge 645
Medicl Hemns 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
AC W/HEAT- Central package
unit, 3.5 ton, York; never in-
ANTIQUE TOYS- Over 100
years old. Fire engine, car.
600 will separate.
CHINA CABINET w/Side
Board, Cherry or Mahogany
Wood. Good condition. 70 yrs.
old. $400. (863)467-9402
DRYER, Kenmore, $100
FREEZER, Upright "Deep
Freeze", Works well..$75.
REFRIGERATOR & RANGE,
Kenmore, water & ice in door
& elec. flat top range, $600
BICYCLE- Womens beach
bike, 7 speed, purple
w/white flowers, $50
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SALE..."DONT MISS IT!" Fi-
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$4800. 40x60'x16' $12,800.
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STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
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STAIN GLASS STYLE WIN-
DOWS (4) 13"W x 44" H,
$20 wi sell seleparate
WATER PUMP- /2 hp, bladder
tank, $100 (863)467-7415
WOODEN STEPS- heavy, 2
steps high, 17" x 46" wide,
GOBLETS (8), Ruby Red, Hob-
nail base, with clear stem.
ELVIS COLLECTION, Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $550
GLASS ELECTRICAL INSULA-
TORS- 53, $100.
PIRELLO PLATES, 2 sets,
Chieftains 1 & 2. $500 or
best offer. (863)697-1443
TRAIN SET- "Lionel Santa Fe",
4 pieces, track, transformer,
$125 or best offer.
COMPUTER DESK, 3%' long x
4% tall. $40 (863)763-5067
COMPUTER DESK- large, with
adjustable height, good con-
dition $50 or best offer
DELL COMPUTER XP Office,
games, Fast, $175
DELL QUALITY COMPUTER,
Warranty & tech support.
PRINTER- Cannon S300, soft-
ware; extra ink, $30
BED, King size, with mattress.
BR SUITE- Queen bed,
dresser, nite stand, full mir-
ror, very good cond., $250
BRASS BED, Full size, from
60's. $600 (863)763-6507
BUNK BEDS Wooden with
dresser, $200 (863)228-3651
BUREAU, Large with mirror,.
54"lx32"hx18"d, 8 drawers,
good condition. $125 or best
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $250/all.
COFFEE TABLE- 3x5 glass,
black frame; very pretty, $25
DAYBED: Trundle, Like new.
Only 1 year old. $300.
DINETTE SET (5) piece,
glass top w/ iron chairs, $300
DINING SET, Table with 6
chairs. $400 (863)467-6375
DRESSER, 4 Drawer, brown.
KITTEN- Male, Dark orange &
white, approx 8 wks-old.
LIVING ROOM SET, Sofa, love
seat, chair, all recline, oak
coffee & 2 end tables. $500
SLEEPER SOFA- king size,
pastel floral, design, very
good cond., $150 or best of-
SOFA- Like new. Wine col-
ored, with recliners at each
end. $250 (863)675-0777
TABLE, Custom built, solid
oak, 42" square with 4 match-
ing Windsor back chairs. $250
TRUNDLE BED- Clean, Great
WATERBED- King size, 4 post,
Solid dark wood, Carved head-
board. Semi flow. Waveless
GOLF CLUBS- Complete
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter & Callaway
BB #1. $175. 863-946-3123
SET OF GOLF CLUBS com-
plete, woods irons, etc
Good do-, n a$12"'
GUN CABINET: Holds 10
guns. Has 4 shelves & 1
drawer. $90. (863)467-1401
GUN CASE- 2 rifle, locking,
hard sided, gray, $50
GUN CASE, Aluminum, Holds
2 scope guns, excellent con-
dition. $65 (863)357-5754
HAND GUN- Springfields Ar-
mory Ultra compact model
1911 Al 45 cal. Auto. Ported
MARLIN Model 882 SS, 7
shot bolt action, 22 mag.,
3 x 9 x 32 WA simmons scope
REMINGTON 870 410 ga,
25" VR, Tasco golden antler,
4 x 32 scope, 1980's, $550
SHOT GUNS- 2, $800. Will
separate. Call for more info.
WINCHESTER, Model 12, 12
gauge, scope. $350
WEIGHT BENCH- work your
arms and legs, pd $300 ask-
ing $200 firm
(863)763-4132 Iv msg.
GOLD NECKLACE 14K, 20"
chain with motorcycle medal-
lion, new $150. Asking $90
CEILING FANS (2), Hunter.
USA made w/light kit. Cost
$125 each, asking $70 for
both, will sep. (561)633-1371
CHANDELIERS- 2, Gold, Like
new. $50. Will separate.
(863)946-1728 or 599-1534
ADJUSTABLE BED, Ultramatic,
twin, electric w/vibrate & re-
mote. Exc. cond. $2700 new,
asking $1200. (863)763-6907
SPride Jazzy w/joystick. Exc
cond. $5700 new, asking
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PA SYSTEM, Tosh, 250 watt,
with monitor speakers & mi-
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Like new, extra large. 4 burner
+ side burner. $150
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
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CABINET- 77"T x l4 tV 2
solid doors & shelf, I$50 or
.Kawail, brand new, used only
5 times. $500 or best offer.
BASS- Stand, Gig bag and
Electric hook up, $1200
GUITAR- Johnson Acoustic,
Black Martin strings, exc
tone, like new, soft case,
HAMMOND ORGAN Upright,
blk. shiny finish w/bench.
Antique. $50. or best offer.
SAXOPHONES (2), 1 alto, 1
tenor, Selmer. '400 for both
or will separate.
TAKAMINE ACOUSTIC BASS
GUITAR, Exc. condition.
$400 (863)357-1576 or
AQUARIUM- 55 gallons.
Includes lights and all
accessories. Only $75!
BABY GOAT, Raised on baby
bottle, 2 weeks old. For pet
only. $100 (863)675-0247
BEAGLE PUPPIES, 5 weeks
old, females, APR reg., $350
BLUE HEALER PUPPIES:
Males & Females available.
Shots & Wormed. $250.
COCKATIELS, (2), breeder
pair, with large cage on
wheels, $200 or best offer.
CONURES (4), Mated pair & 2
month old & older baby
w/large cage & small cage.
$500 (863)675-0247 LaBelle
DOG BOX for small truck, 2
gates, 2 sides, $300 or best
PIT BULL PUPPIES: White
1 Female, 2 Males,
Shots & dewormed. $125
RAT TERRIER PUPPY- Male, 5
Smo., 71bs, Neutered, All
shots, No papers. $250.
DIGITAL CAMERA, Canon
PowerShot A40. $60
HOT TUB, seats 7, you remove
& haul. $100 (863)675-021.5
SATELLITE DISH, New. Single
LMB. $25 or best offer
POOL TABLE, All access. in-
cluded. Good condition
$150. (863)801-1398 or
Mitsubishi HD Big. Screen,
60", works perfect, w/ 3 pc.
entertainment center, $1300
non I(RRf RI-RR5i7fi
BENCH SAW, Craftsman, 10",
1hp w/miter cut & rail. $100
TMX ELMO, brand new, still in
box, never opened, $70.
CHRISTMAS TREE- white,
used once, 6.5 feet tall. Only
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
TRACTOR- 656 Intl Farm,
needs minor repair work,
runs, $4750 or best offer
APHA GELDING, 4 years old,
broke, great manners, $1800
or best offer. (772)201-7633
APPALOOSA Gelding 6 yrs
old, 15H $1000 or best.offer
APPALOOSA PONY, 13 hands,
for experienced kids, games,
trails, not spooky. $700 or
best offer. (772)201-7633
HORSE TRAILER FRAME- tan-
dem axle, good tires, lights
work. $350 (863)946-0912
SADDLE- New, 20" Australian,
(Western 18") W/matching
breast plate. $300.
SORREL OH BROODMARE- 12
yr old, exc. h)iiwi : ,I '
stocky, exp rider needed
man 3 way system, new
MOWERS, Huskee G/T 54"
cut, runs good, Honda mower,
needs deck, $750 for both, will
PUSH MOWER- Murray, 22",
4hp, excellent condition $40
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RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
42" cut, 19 HPF two cylinder
Briggs, Auto trans, $550
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
OKEECHOBEE- 4br house, fell
hse priv, W/D, pool, garage,
$600/mo + $50 util. 6 mos
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
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
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
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Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
M/H FRONT DOOR 73"x32"
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035
AIR BOAT: 12 Ft., Fiberglass,
150 gp, 2 Poly Mare, $4500
or best offer. Call Kenny
BASS BOAT '78- runs good,
needs minor repairs, $1200
or best offer (863)634-5289
BOAT: '05, 18 Ft., Aluminum,
90 hp Yamaha w/Center Con-
sole. Factory warrantee. Like
BOSTON WHALER- 17ft, Mon-
tauk, 90hp Yamaha, trailer,
$5900 or best offer
MOTOR- Evinrude '86, 10 hp.,
long shaft, good condition
PONTOON- 20 ft, 55hp tohatsu
motor, tilt, runs good, trailer
is rough. $1875 firm!
PONTOON- 24', 75hp mercury
in water ready to fish. No
trailer. Will deliver. $2000.
PONTOON BOAT, 20ft., 50hp
motor, roll on trailer. $3500
PONTOON BOAT- 20ft, 90HP
Merc, new deck & seat cov-
ers, bimini top, w/trlr, $2500
Neg (614)452-1600 LaBelle
Ranger.520VX, '01, 225hp
Evin., 101 lb. thrust trolling
mtr., jack plate, steel prop,
GPS map w/depth & fish
finder, 4 bank charger, bi-
mini top, dbl axle trlr & much
more. Must Sell! $19,500.
NADA value $24,000. Call
STARCRAFT 16'- 50hp Evin-
rude, trolling mtr, fish finder,
good shape, $1500
P/U CAMPER- Sportsman,'02,
Exc. cond. Stove, Frig., A/C,
Sleeps. 4 $6500.
(863)946-1728 or 599.1534
,SPRINGDALE 1999, Needs
work $750. or best offer.
SWINGER '83, 31', By Georgie
Boy, 10k original miles, new
tires, a/c, 44hrs on generator.
$3800 neg. (863)763-4968
TRAVEL TRAILER 1995, 26
Ft., Sleeps 6, Great condi-
tion. $4000 or best offer.
Call Kenny (772)260-4792
CARRIAGE 40' '93 5th wheel,
New awnings, screen end., all
extras. Like new, $10K neg
FIFTH WHEEL TRAVEL TRLR-
located in LaBelle park good
cond., '84 Cree, 32', must
move $2400 (260)490-6684
NOMAD- '90, 26', Very good
shape. Fully equipped.
$4300. or .best offer.
PRAIRIE SCHOONER, '89, 35',
2 slide outs, good cond.,
$6,500. (863)824-0036 Iv.
SKI DO '04, GTX Wakeboard
Edition. $7,000 or best offer.
1993 with trailer. Runs good.
CENTER CONSOLE- new fiber-
glass, for boat or pontoon.
300 or best offer
Marine 2 Way Radio, Uniden,
portable, perfect condition.
Asking $100 (863)824-0801
ANCHORS, Fenders, outrig-
gers, $50 for all or will sep-
CADILLAC MOTOR 500-
Suitable for air boat. $650.
CONTINENTAL 220 GPU-
Good condition. New oil
rings. $2500. or best offer.
TRAILER, For Air Boat. Good
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HONDA 2000 XR 70- dirtbike,
exc cond., $1100
SCOOTER-'04 Honda Elite 80,
SExcellent condition. 1300 mi.
Red, $1500 (863)763-6646
HONDA ELITE 250 '85- Scoot-
er, 6900 miles, stereo, exc
YAMAHA 1000 VIRAGO '84,
Windshield, saddle bags,
king/queen seat, great on gas!!
GO CART: 1 sweater, 6.5. $300.
GO CART, Scorpion, 2 years
old, from Sears. $1000 Call
HONDA 4 WHEELER- '05,
300TRX, Red & black, Runs
good. $2500. Firm.
SUZUKI 80-'2000, Good con-
dition. Great holiday gift!
Price reduced to $2000.
YAMAHA 2004 KODIAK 400
4x4, Auto., Blue, Excellent
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
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
BUICK CENTURY STATION
WAGON, '95, very clean,
BUICK ESTATE WAGON- '90
only made 1 year, $1000. or
best offer (863)763-2890
CAMARO Z28 '80- all original,
350 auto, great restoration
.project, runs, $1700.
CORVETTE '84, 85k original
miles, needs paint & interior,
runs good. $4000 neg:
FORD T-BIRD '94 & Mercury
Cougar '88, excellent body,
bad motors, have motors.
$600 neg. (561)676-0427
HONDA DESOL '94 White,
convertible, Standard. 195K
mis. $2500. Firm
LEXUS, '93, $2500.
LINCOLN TOWN CAR-'05,
Signature Series, Perfect
cond. Loaded, 7400 mi.,
LINCOLN TOWN CAR, '94,
Runs but, engine make nois-
es $500.. (863)801-1398 or
MERCURY SABLE, '98,
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE 1995
Needs minor repairs. Runs
good. Very good condition.
$1500 neg. (863)634-5289
PONTIAC GRAND AM- '93,
Great condition. Great Christ-
mas gift. $800.
SATURN, '96, new battery &
engine, 5 spd., excellent on
gas, nice car, $2500 or best
VOLVO 240, '93, Great for new
driver, built like a tank,
$1700, Or best offer.
VW GOLF '2000, Great condi-
tion. 61K mi., $7000. or best
offer. Call Kenny
CEMENT MIXER- trailer
mounted, Stone 3 bagger,.
needs minor work $950
FORD 3/4 TON 4WD 1978,
running gear all in tact.
BEDLINER, Like new, fits '05 -
'06 Ddoile 3I ji 4 door.
. $195 ,86,14-6, .'?,1
DANA 70 RUNNING GEAR-
with 4.88 gears, $1.100
RADIATOR, For '92 Pontiac
Grand Am, brand new in box.
$100 or best offer.
RIMS & TIRES (5), Borbet17",
vw prllit. Toyo tires. $500
RIMS & TIRES (4), 20", fits 5
lug vehicle, less than 2k on
tires. $1500 (863)357-1576
TRUCK TOPPER: Red, Fiber-
glass, for Full Size (off a
Ford). $250. (863)257-3482
CHEVY P/U '81, Lots of new
parts, new tires, needs paint
job. $2000 or best offer.
DIESEL TANK- Diamond plate
with pump & on/off nozzle.
DODGE RAM '05 4 dr Hemi,
w/Reese slider, low mileage,
Like new, $20K. Must See!
FORD 350 PWER STROKE
DIESEL '00- asking $8000
FORD- '93, 4.3L, dependable,
runs good, brand new tires,
FORD BRONCO 11 '88- Good
body, Needs. motor work.
Rebuilt transmission. $200.
FORD F100, '83, auto, air, 300
6 cyl., 2 tone blue, new tires,.
Runs but needs work. $800.
FORD F150 '94 XLT- P/W,
P/S, new tires, runs well,
good body, $2950 neg
NISSAN FRONTIER '00, 5
speed, a/c. $4000 or best
JEEP Grand Cherokee Laredo,
'98, Exc. cond., V-6, All pwr,
Cruise, A/C, 128K, $5,500
NISSAN PATHFINDER '04 -
21k mis, like new cond.,
$20,000. 863-467-1829 or
634-5530 Cell. Okeechobee
UTILITY TRAILER- 12x20; air
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PLYMOUTH VOYAGER '95,
V6, All power, A/C, Seats 5,
159k, Well kept. $2500 neg.
Public Notice 5005
Legal Notice 5500
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 53-2006 R-0-10053 0000-00
Lee Olan Knudsen
Rhmona Jean Knudsen
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Ramona Jean Knudsen
Last Known Address: Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Lee Olan
Knudsen whose address is 4575 Fruit-
ville Ave., Lake Wales, FL 33759 on or
before 12/17/2006, and file the origi-
nal with the clerk of this Court at 255
N. Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830
before service on Petiioner or immedi-
ately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a
default may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office.
You may review these dbcuments-
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address.-(You may file Notice of Cur-
rent Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form 12.915.)
Future papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at the
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to
comply can result in sanctions, includ-
ing dismissal or striking of pleadings.
GET INVOLVED IN
CHEVY 15 PASSENGER VAN
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FOR9 MINI BUS '89- diesel,
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Show' December 2
Friends of the Latt Maxcy
Nlerinoiial Library, a local
organization recognized by the
IRS as chaFliable under section
501 (c)3, has announced a fash-
ion show and luncheon for the
benefit of the Latt Maxcy
Memorial Library. The lunch-
eon will begin at noon on Sat-
urday, Dec. 2, 2006 in the fel-
lowship'hall 6f the First United
Methodist Church, across from
the library in Frostproof.
'The fashion -show will fea-
ture casual, business, and holi-
day outfits and accessories
from Earle Ridge Mall mer-
chants Sears. JC PenneYs and
Bon \\:Wrth. Frostproof"s own
June Felt i\ll entertain on the
piano during the fashion show
\\Iri a selection of holiday
music. During ; costume
changes, holiday entertainment
will be provided by-.'Winter
Edition," .a quartet registered
with Sweet Adelines Interna-
The luncheon will be pre-
pared, by "Friends" and will
include a chicken and fruit
salad plate, brown bread with
cream cheese filling,. with
candy cane cake and ice cream
for dessert. Coffee and iced tea
are included in the ticket price.
Seating is limited and early
ticket purchase is recommend-
ed. Tickets cost $15 and may be
purchased from any "Friend" or
at the Latt Mlaxcy Memorial
Library. Corporate sponsor-
ships. are also available starting
For additional information,
contact Regina at 635-5741 or
Bea at 635-2523.
WS College presents
Sounds of the Season
The Warner Southern Col-
lege Departnent of Fine Arts is
proud to announce that plans
are finalized and preparation is
S under\\ay for the Annual
S Sounds of the Season' will
be presented in the Turner Ath-
letic Center on the west cam-
-pus of Warner Southern Col-
lege On Friday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.;
Saturday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. and 3
p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 3, 3
p.m. This Christmas celebra-
tion of choral music is under
_the direction of Dr. Steven Darr,
Chairman of the Department of
Fine. Arts at Warner Southern
At 'Sounds of the Season',
the Turner Athletic Center is
transformed into a country.
i winter wonderland with poin-
:sellias, an iced pond with ice
skaters, a stable, and lots of
Christmas trees, nearly 200! Dr.
Darr has put together various
s-ohg groupings that include
: favorite Christmas hymns,
light-hearted Christmas songs
and selections from the great
holiday classic, 'THE MESSI-
AH'. Accompaniment will be
Supported by a professional
,string quartet including.
Michael Lawson, Laura Law-.
son, Laura Greenburg and K.C.
Davidson; Brian Chance, trum-
pet; and Bryan Johnson, tym-
Spani as well-as some sound
The 50-voice Warner South-
er n College Concert Choir will
be the core group of singers for
this concert. This choral
ensemble is made up of stu-
dents from the college seen in
both traditional choir robes as
well as red and green holiday
Warner Southern College is
'proud to have appearances by
several music major graduates.
This will be a time of present
students working with past stu-
dents, all sharing their talents
to create.the annual Christmas
presentation, 'Sounds of the
A favorite segment of the
program is the nativity proces-,
sional. This segment portrays
not 'only the shepherds and
Wiseman coming to. honor the
.Christ Child, but the town's
people, bringing. "gifts" to
honor Him as well.
Be. sure to put this date on
your calendar today. This per-
formance of holiday music is
designed with the entire family
in mind and is a great way to
begin ones holiday season.
Tickets are available now at
the Music Department at Warn-
er Southern College for $4
each. Tickets may also be pur-
chased by writing: "Sounds of
the Season!", Warner Southern
College, 13895 Hwy 27, Lake
'Wales, Florida 33859 and
enclosing a check for $4 per
seat, desired performance
,choice, a second choice, a
phone number and a self-
addressed, legal size, stamped
Tips tohelp avoid holiday season overspending
\\EST PALM BEACH--If you are
like most consumers, you will
spend close to $800 this year on
family, friends, coworkers and
other important people inyour life.
Researchers cite decreasing gas
prices, an .optimistic employment
outlook, and healthy gains in the
stock market as indicators that we
are ready to spend' almost seven
percent more than we did last \ eat
In fact, the National Retail Federa-
tion 2006 Holiday Consumer Inten-
tions and Actions Survey, conduct-
ed by BIG research for NRF, found.
that the average consumer plans to
spend $791.10 this holiday season,
up 7.2 percent from the previous
"Getting caught up in the spirit of
the holidays can quickly lead to
overspending it you aren't careful,"
said Jessica Cecere, president of
Consinum-er Credit Counseling Sel:
%ice of Palm Beacrh County and the
Treasure Coastl ICCCS ). "For mrrian\
consumers, the il\' of the season is
replaced t\ the striu.,gle to make
even mninirnum parinents on credit
cards used to purchase gifts."
A little advanced planning can
help shoppers pick out the perfect
gift for the special people on their
list and. still stay within budget.
CCCS offers tips to help con-
Develop a spending budget.
Decide how much you can com-
fortably spend on gifts, decora-
tions, and .entertainment without
- relying on credit cards to finance
purchases. Studies show that peo-
ple who use credit cards to buy
gifts spend an average of 30 per-
cent more than people who use
cash. Whei you add in all the
finance charges over months, or
even years, your gift could cost you
twice what you paid for it, or more.
Be sure to factor in all the extra
costs of gift wrap, cards and other
holiday accessories when develop-
ing your budget. And if you will be
traveling' this holiday season, don't
forget to include the cost of travel,
gasoline, airfare, hotel stays, meals
Make your list;
check' it twice
Make a list of all the people you
.want to buy gifts for, including
small gifts for babysitters, teachers,
your mailman, etc. After complet-
ing your list, add the amount you
would d like to spend on each per-
son, making sure that your total
does not exceed the spending limit
you 'established. If it does, review
,and revise the list until. you are
within your budget spending. If
you track your purchases as you
make them, you might find you
save money on some gifts and
have more to allocate to others on
Remember the best
gifts are free
Jot diJ'-.n gift ideas for the peo-
ple :onr \joul list, keeping in mind
that somnie :of the most appreciated
gitts are rot those that cost the
most money, but are the most
meaningful. Handmade gifts, such
as calendars, photo albums, and
framed children's artwork can pro-
vide a lifetime of smiles. Home-
made baked goods are always, a
hit. For the note writer in the family,
Stationery and stamps make a
-great gift. A gardener will always
appreciate a basket of gardening'
tools and seeds. And never under-
estimate the power of a sentimen-
tal letter, song, or poem for that
special person on your list. These
heartfelt gifts are often the perfect
dMaybe the people on your gift
list would prefer a service to a tan-
gible item. Who wouldn't like a
commitment'for getting the car
washed,'a free night of babysitting,
the garage or gutters cleaned, the
lawn mowed, the dog walked or
even the dinner cooked?.Write
your gift of service out on a nice
card or print it up on your comput-
er. Sign, seal, wrap and deliver.
Shop early and take
advantage of sales
Start shopping early and take
advantage of sales on seasonal
items and stock up for the holidays,,
birthdays, and more. Check out
retail sales, special discounts and
coupons in circulars or newspa-
pers and deals online. If you know
the model number of a specific,
piece of electronic equipment, you
can watch the weekend sale ads
for deals or use online comparison
shopping sites to see where you
might find the best deal Sites such
www.mysimon.com compare the
prices of multiple retailers on the
same item. You can then order
items online or, purchase them
locally. As online retailers may run
free -shipping, promotions, you
might just save time and money
ordering online. And don't forget
about non-traditional retailers-thrift
stores, discount stores, consign-
ment shops; and specialty stores
might have just what you're look-
ing for. ,
S Leave your credit cards at
home, and if you do use them, use
them wisely. 1
It is very tempting 'to spend
more than \,yu'V\e planned, espe-
ciallJ if you'ree Iusrhed for time and
feeling the stress of holiday shop-
ping. Leaving your credit cards at
home will help ensure that you will
stick to your budget, even if it
means spending-a little more time
looking for the right gift.
There are occasions when pay-
ing by credit is necessary, such as
online purchases, or airline tickets.
There are special protections for
credit card purchases, such as
.chargeback rights, and the ability
to dispute items not delivered as
promised, so think strategically
,when.to use your cards. Use cards
with the lowest interest rate and,
ideally, only spend.what you can
afford to pay off when the bills
Enjoy the true
gifts of the season
While giving and receiving gifts
can be nice, the true gift of the holi-
day season is the time that families
and friends spend together. Get
Friends and family together to vol-
unteer.at a food bank, an organiza-
tion that provides toys for under-
privilegedchildren or other organi-
zations that are especially busy dur-
ing the holiday season. You- can
enjoyeach other, spre-ed sore hol-
iday chVl' f and saie money. whilee
building and memories that \\ill be
cherished I:nrig altrr the holidays
are a distant memory. Mlone\ does
not equal love at the holidays.
Since 1975, families have
turned to 'Consumer Credit Coun-
seling Service (CCCS) of Palm
-Beach County and the Treasure
Coast for help with money prob-
lems., CCCS is a nonprofit, commu-
nity service.agency dedicated to
helping families achieve financial
stability. A United Waly partner,
CCCS provides confidential budget '
counseling, money management
education, debt management pro-
irarns, bankruptcy counseling and
education, and comprehensive
housing counseling. ..
CCCS is certified by the Center
for Non-Profit Excellence, accredit-
ed by the Council on Accreditation
and is a member of the Better Busi-
ness Bureau and, the National
Foundation for Credit Counseling
(NFCC). Governed by a communi-
ty-based board of directors, CCCS
is funded by creditors, clients, con-
tributors and grants from founda-
tions, business and government
agencies. Service is available in
English, and Spanish. CCCS has
offices in West Palm Beach and
Boca Raton, \\ ith satellite service in
Stuart and Port St Lucie, and oilers
around the-clock help by phone at
800-330-CCCS or at www.ccc-
CCCS of Palm Beach County &
the Treasure Coast is a member of
the CredAbility Network, a family
of agencies serving consumers in
south Florida, north Georgia, mid-
dle Mississippi and east,Tennessee
as well as nationally via telephone
and Internet. Florida headquarters
is in the Community Foundation
Building at 700 South Dixie High-
way in West Palm Beach. Con-
sumers may contact CCCS any
time the agency's virtual, office is
always open at www.cccsinc.org
Turkey sausage developed to feed Haitian children
GAINESVILLE -- For millions of
Americans, eating turkey is an
essential part of the holidays, but
for some Haitian children it repre-
sents a chance for a better life,
thanks to University of Florida fac-
ulty members working to improve
nutrition in the impoverished
Sally Williams, an associate
professor with UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences,
has developed a low-cost turkey
sausage that's being used in a char-
ity program that feeds infants and
toddlers from the poorest families
in villages surrounding Jeremie, a
city of almost 100,000 in southwest
"Children in Jeremie get very lit-
tle protein in their diets, and what
they get comes mainly from rice
and beans and polenta," Ms.
Williams said. "They don't get a
Animal protein helps children
avoid a malnutrition-linked illness
called kwashiorkor and other
health problems common in Haiti,
she said. Children under 5 years of
age comprise about 15 percent of
Jeremie's population; malnutrition
affects 30 percent of them.
Every three months, Sally
Williams oversees production of
about 200 to 300 pounds of the
sausage at UF's animal sciences
department; the sausage is canned
in Jacksonville at the Department
of'Agriculture Canning Center, a
facility operated by the city bf Jack-
sonville and UF's Duval County
Extension Service. UF personnel
began sending the shipments in
July 2005; funding comes from a
three-year U.S. Department of Agri-
When the sausage arrives, it's
sliced into two-ounce portions and
used to feed children ages six
months to three years, as part of a
feeding program operated by the
Haitian Health Foundation, a vol-
unteer organization based in Nor-
Comprised of 83 percent
mechanically separated turkey and
17 percent soy protein and season-
ings, the sausage offers a nutrition-
al profile that includes 15 percent
protein and 18.5 percent fat, Ms.
Williams said. The ingredients are
stuffed into casings about 3 inches
in diameter and cooked. The fin-
ished product is cut into 1.5 pound
portions then packed in water and
canned. Sliced, the sausage resem-
bles bologna and has a mild turkey
"The kids like, it that was our
first concern," Ms. Williams said.
"But there were no problems get-
ting them to eat it."