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Creation Date: May 24, 2007
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Thursday, May 24,2007 Vol. 92 No. 49 Frostproof's Hometown Newspaper for More Than 85 Years 50 cents

At a Glance

Holiday Garbage
The Polk County Board of
County Commissioners Solid
Waste Division has announced
the Memorial Day Holiday Col-
lection Schedule: On Monday,
May 28,2007, the North Central
Landfill will be closed and there
will be no residential collection
service for residents in the
unincorporated areas. Collec-
tion service will resume on the I
next scheduled collection day. ;
Public Notice:
In accordance with City
Code, Section 20-22. Parking
on Lake Clinch Boulevard;
effective June 4, 2007, no
vehicle may be parked in the
area adjacent to Lake Clinch
Boulevard from First Street
on the north to Hickory
Avenue on the south unless
such vehicle shall have
affixed to the rear bumper on
the left side a current decal
issued by the City. Persons
residing in or paying taxes
within the City, to include
persons with 635 telephone
exchange, shall receive a
decal without charge. Decals
will be available at the Utility
Department located on sec-
ond floor of City Hall from 8
a.m. 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday. Violators may
be given a citation for
improper parking. Call 863-
635-7850 with any questions.
City Council
plans meeting:
The next Regular City
Council Meeting will be held
Monday, June 4, at 6 p.m.
The City would also like to
remind everyone, the City
Council Public Meetings are
held the first and third Mon-
day of the month.
Frostproof City Hall is locat-
ed at I11 First Street. For more
information call 635-7855.
Acrylic paint
classes offered
Tom Freeman will be
teaching Acrylic Painting for 4
weeks on Thursday afternoon
during the month of June.
Frostproof Art League mem-
bers can take the class for
free. Non-members cost will
be $35 for the month. Class
size will be limited. Call now
to reserve your spot and get a
list of supplies.
For information or to sign
up-call the Frostproof Art
League at 635-7271 or drop by
during operating hours.
mentors needed
The Special Friends Men-
toring Program of Gulf Coast
Community Care is in search
of caring individuals in Polk
County to share a few hours a
month with a child who is at
risk of abuse and/or neglect.
This program that matches
adult volunteers with children,
ages 3 to 17, to enhance their
socialization skills, self-
esteem, and academic skills.
At this time, Special Friends
has openings for mentors
throughout Polk County.
Potential volunteers must
be 21 years of age or older,
pass drug screening and a
background check. Training
and ongoing support are pro-
vided by the program.
If you are interested in mak-
ing a difference in the life of a
child, please call the Special
Friends Program Coordinator
at (863) 904-3000, ext. 124.
Special Friends is funded by
Heartland for Chilcfren. Com-
munity Based Care Hardee,
Highlands and Polk Counties.
Gulf Coast Community Care is
a non-profit, community
based social service agency.
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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Senator Alexander honored

New Facility will be
named the J.D.
Alexander Center

Polk Community College
President Eileen Holden
announced at the Lake Wales
groundbreaking ceremonies
held May 14 that the building
will be named the J.D. Alexan-
der Center after State Senator
Alexander, who spearheaded
the drive in the legislature to
fund the $3.6 million renovation
of the former Lake Wales City
The building opened in 1928
and served as the Lake Wales

City Hall until 1998. It was
severely damaged by the 2004
hurricanes. Following those
storms, several community,
education, and governmental
leaders developed a plan to turn
the building over to PCC and
convert it into a modern aca-
demic center serving southeast
Polk County. A partnership was
forged between PCC, the City of
Lake Wales, the Lake Wales
Charter Schools, and others in
the community.
During the 18-month long
renovation, the structure will be
outfitted with five general edu-
cation classrooms, a large com-
puter classroom, and a first
floor classroom/meeting room

that will be available for com-
munity use.
PCC anticipates that the new
facility will have a substantial
impact on the local economy
starting with an estimated $1.1
million in construction spend-
ing that will occur during the
Among those participating in
the groundbreaking, held in a
large tent setup in front of the
building, were: State Senator
J.D. Alexander, PCC student
Jerry Lewis, Rev. James Cleare,
Pastor of Allen Temple AME
Church, Lake Wales Mayor Alex
Wheeler, Lake Wales City Man-
ager Tony Otte, and PCC Presi-
dent Eileen Holden.

Submitted photo/Thomas Dowling-PCC
PCC President Eileen Holden (left) presents a framed pic-
ture of the building named the J.D. Alexander Center to
State Senator J.D. Alexander.

Class of 2007: Frostproof High School

Name: Yuridia Aguilar
Most memorable moment: I
really cant talk just about one
most memorable moment
because I have had so many
things that will always remem-
ber and cherish but I guess could
say winning prom queen and
this one, cross-county race, it
was the county race I got to the
race a few minutes before it
started and I had to pee really
bad, I hadn't even stretched, I
ran the race and won first place
and ran straight to the rest-
Advice for underclassmen:
Try to always keep your grades
up, start thinking about college
and preparing for it as well,
make sure you know what type
of college is right for you and
start looking for good scholar-
ships if you are going to be a sen-
ior next year.
Future plans: Go to PCC get
my AA and then transfer to USF
or UF and then go to law school
and become a lawyer.
Thanks to: I want to thank my
mom and dad because they have
always supported me, I would
also like to thank Coach Wry,
Coach O'neal, Coach Moody,
Coach Olinger, Mrs. Chambers,
my brother Tomas, Emmanuel
and all my all my friends.

iNarne:; A Oleniievarado
Most memorable moment:
Playing soccer all these years &
winning Districts 3 times in a row,
playing football, being ci ,:,' r~-],
Homecoming Queen.
Advice to underclassmen:
Don't give up in anything you do,
no matter how hard things my get
just believe in yourself and you will
achieve things that my have
seemed impossible at some point.
Future plans: Become a nurse
practitioner & major in cancer;
and move on to play Division 1
Thanks to: First God, my Mom,
my sisters, my little brother, all my
Uncles, Aunts, and Cousins. As
well as Frostproof's wonderful
coaching staff & Frostproof's over
all staff!

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Name: TonyAlvarado
Most memorable moment:
Seeing my little babies everyday.
Advice to underclassmen: Do
your best at everything you do and
don't get into trouble.
Future plans: Getting my own
Thanks to: Everyone that
helped me through the struggle.

Name: Danielle Albritton
Most memorable moment:
Homecoming Week, from being
on homecoming court to the big
game! I loved everything about
Advice to underclassmen:
NEVER give up! Even if you get
knocked down time after time
and feel as though you cannot go
on, stand up and persevere. You
can do it!
Future plans: Attend South
Florida Community College and
earn my bachelor's Degree in
Science, and then apply to dental
school and become a dental
Thanks to: I would like to
Thank my Momrn, for always
standing by me in everything I've
done, Mom you have been my
backbone, my biggest fan, and
my best friend, I love you. I
would like to say thank you to
Jessica. and Karla for always
helping me to keep my head
held high. I would also like to say
Thank You to my family for lov-
ing and supporting.

Name: Brandon Andre

Name: David Arnold

Name: Jesus Balleza
Most memorable moment:
When they put me in Ms. DeMar-
co's class.
Advice to underclassmen: Stay
in school; graduate, got to college
and be somebody.
Future plans: I plan on going to
college and starting my own busi-
Thanks to: I want to thank Ms.
DeMarco for helping me during
these two years that I was in her
class. Also for all the things she has
taught me. Thankyou, Ms. D.

Name: Kathryn Lynn Barefield.
Most memorable momerit: All
my high school memories with
my cousin Miranda. Most of all,
inside "THE LIMO" Prom 2007!!
Advice to underclassmen: Do
everything with good intentions.
Even if you don't want to do some-
thing, do it anyway. You probably
have to or need to do it. Don't
approach anything with a bad atti-
tude.. approach it knowing that no
matter what you are doing, you
will have fun! Live in the
moments, they don't last long.
Other than that, just be yourself,
Future plans: Go to Southeast-
ern University and get my Bache-
lor's degree in teaching.
Thanks to: God, I wouldn't be
here without him. A special thanks
to my mother, she deserves a very
big THANK YOU! I love you mom,
I couldn't have done it without
you. You have given me so much
and you have been there when I
needed you most. I want you to
know that it has really meant a lot
to me. Also, all my other family,
that has helped me out and the
staff at FHS. Some other people I
have to personally thank are:
Laura, Miranda, Sabrina, and the
Stephanie's. I love all of you so
much. Every one of you has
defined a part of my life, as well as
mv fiitiir Thank vnon n miich!

Name: Brian Barker

Name: Kayla Leigh Bamett
Most memorable moment:
2006 Farewell Assembly, when
we moved from the Junior side
to be recognized as Seniors. This
moment was the, beginning of
the end of our Senior Year!
Advice to underclassmen:
Make sure you do all of Mrs.
Webber's work. Don't get
stressed out, it'll be over before
you know it. Apply for college
early and don't procrastinate.
Future plans: Attend Florida
State University in the summer of
2007, majoring in Psychology
(BA), obtain my masters degree
and then doctorate to become a
clinical psychologist
Thanks to: All the teachers,
my friends and family. A special
thanks to my best friend Janae,
and my sister Chasity, for always
being there!

Name: Heather Barton
Most memorable moment:
After prom we went to IHOP and
at breakfast'at IAM with all of my
Advice to underclassman: Get
your senior project done when,
the dates are due or you will get
Future plans: My future plans
are to go to college in interior
design and have my own apart-
Thanks to: My mom for help-
ing me throughout the year and
everyone else!

Name: Lauren Beasley
Most memorable moment:
Winning the powder puff game
my senior year.
Advice to underclassmen:
Reach for the Stars! Do your
work and pay attention in class.
Future plans: Attend SFCC,
go to law school and become a
prosecuting attorney.
Thanks to: My Mom and
Dad, I Love Y'all.

Name: Megan Bell

Name: Yahtea Benton
Most memorable moment:
Winning state in softball 2006
(my junior year) Cheering for
the mighty Bulldogs (Captain).
Advice to underclassmen:
Work hard towards your
dreams. Never give up.
Future plans: To attend col-
lege on a softball scholarship
and earn a degree in psycholo-
Thanks to: My parents who
have been a big help throughout
my life. Thanks for their prayers!
Thanks to Ms. DeMarco who has
been a big help. Coach Mulder, my
softball coach and the rest of the
staff at Frostproof High School. My
brothers and my sister who are my
role models and special thanks to
mv sweetheart. Jesse!

Name: Art Bethel
Most memorable moment:
Girls soccer games were the best
cheerleading moments.
Advice to underclassmen: Be
really nice to your teachers!
Future plans: Become a Heli-
copter pilot in the military.
Thanks to: My Family.

Name: Jacob Black

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with A's or B's! Don't depend on
other people to do your work, take
initiative and do it your self and if
you need help, ask the teachers.
Future plans: To enroll into Polk
Community College and become a
Sheriffs Deputy.
Thanks to: First off, I would like
to thank God for helping me com-
plete all these years that took time
and dedication. Second, I would
like to thank my parents that have
supported me financially and never
let me give up. The teachers have
also a big part in my life because
they are the ones who had to put
up with me and teach me when I
came to school. I would like to give
a big THANK YOU to all my teach-

would have to say that everything I
did in school was memorable to
me, from playing basketball to the
birth of my daughter Kearstin.
Advice to underclassmen:
Never give up because the words "I
can't" never accomplished any-
Future plans: I plan to attend
Polk Community College, obtain
my nursing degree and work as an
OB nurse at the Regency Medical
Thanks to: First to God for help-
ing me choose the right path and to
my mom and JJ for always believ-
ing in me and helping me achieve
my dreams.

Name: Jennifer Carpenter

Brent iostello
fun in High School because it goes
by too fast.
Future plans: Attend USF in the
Thanks to: Mrs. Kincaid for
being like a second mom.

Name: Cedric Cox
Most memorable moment:
Going 21-7 in basketball and
advancing to the Regional Champi-
onship game.
Advice to underclassman: Stay
on top of everything in school.
Don't slack or get lazy because it
will hurt you in the long run. Enjoy
your years in high school because it
will pass you be, very quickly!
Future plans: My future plans are
to attend SE Missouri State Universi-
ty on a football scholarship and
major in Business Management.
Thanks to: First, I want to thank
God for all his blessings, my Mom,
Grandma Gail, Granda J.B., Aunt
Maxine, Uncle Steve, Uncle Earl,
Uncle J.J., Aunt Semone, Aunt
Tina, Coach Whittaker, Coach
Drumb, Coach Brantley and every
one else who contributed to my
success in high school.

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Name: Austin rew Bntt
Most memorable moment: It
was a game on the coast of Florida
that I played in during my junior
year. I was 4 for 4, with a single,
double, and two home runs with 7
.RBI's. That was the best game I
have ever played even though we
Lost in the last inning 13- 16.
Advice to underclassmen: Give
:it your all and try your best. Don't
- wait until it is too late.
SFuture plans: Go to college for
four years, play baseball, and start
- my own business.
Thanks to: My Parents Troy and
Sheila Britt and all my Coaches.

Name: Elisabell Carranza
Most memorable moment:
When I won the Silver Garland
Advice to underclassmen: Do
not give up and try your hardest in
school anything is possible and for
the up coming seniors, do all of
Mrs. Webber's work and you will
pass her class. Enjoy the years you
have in high school they are some
of the best there is.
Future plans: I am planning to
attended SFCC for two years and
then go to a university for another
two years. After that I am going to
go to law school.
Thanks to: I would like to give
thanks to my parents because they
have always been there for me, I
would also like to say thank you to
my family and my friends for all
their support.

IName: Cassandra Mane Castllo
Most memorable moment: My
most memorable moments were
seeing my children for the first time
and watching them grow up every-
Advice to underclassman:
Come to school everyday and don't
take your education for granted.
Future plans: My future plan is to
be an ultrasound tech. I would also
like to open up my own business
later in life.
Thanks to: Ms. DeMarco, Mrs.
Windham, my parents and all my
friends that stood by me and
encouraged me to stay in school.

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Name: Rudy Campos
Most memorable moment: Get-
Sting ready for a soccer game.
Advice to underclassmen:
::Juniors: Listen in Mrs. Webbers
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Name: Doi Christopher Davis
Most memorable moment:
Going to state for track.
Advice to underclassmen: Just
to keep your head up and do your
Future plans: Going to Ferrum
College to play football and run
Thanks to: Mrs. D and the other

Name: Alexandra Corso
Most memorable moment:
Completing the 500 yard freestyle
at a swim competition in '05.
Advice to underclassmen:
Come to school! Don't think you
can just slide by, you can't!
Future plans: Continue at PCC
and obtain a degree in Nursing.
Thanks to: My mom, I couldn't
have gotten this far without her.

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Name: Alexandra Lyn Cortez
Most memorable moment: I
have a lot of memories to carry
with me forever, but my most
memorable would be coming
home after school to see Marcos
already inside, on my couch with
our dog petey.
Advice to underclassmen: Study
hard; don't let anyone tell you that
you can't have what you want in
life. Never follow another persons
path, make your own path and
leave a trail.
Future plans: My plans are to
attend PCC starting in June and
receive my AA, then transfer on the
University of Florida.
Thanks to: Thanks to God for
protecting me when I had my acci-
dent, my Mom for ALWAYS being
there for me, and being my rock, To
Adam for taking care of me, and
providing me with security. To my
friends for creating so many mem-
ories with me, I will always cherish
them, and to Austin thanks for
always listening. Love you all...and
God Bless!

Name: Brent Costello
Most memorable moment:
Throwing water balloons at the
underclassmen in the Senior Parade.
Advice to underclassmen: Have

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Name: TatianaEscobar
Most memorable moment:
When I got here and saw my Mom
6 years after not seeing her.
Advice to underclassman: Fin-
ish school, go to college and be
somebody in the future.
Future plans: My plans are to go
to college and then to the university
to study accounting or architecture.
Thanks to: God and my family
because they have been always
close to me.
See Graduates Page 3

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Name: Marlene Febles
Most memorable moment:
Every year here at Frostproof since
7th grade when I moved here. Also
when, I cried my way out of a
detention in 7th grade. Also, all of
the friends that I have made.
Advice to underclassmen: Don't
allow anyone to tell you that you
can not do something. Even the
impossible can be accomplished.
Future plans: I would like to go
to South Florida Community Col-
lege. After that I would like to go to
the University of Miami. I will be
studying law to become a lawyer.
Thanks to: I would like to give
thanks to my family that has helped
me get through my school years,
especially my parents. I would also
like to thank Noel for helping me
get through my senior year. I don't
know what I would have done
without him. Last but not least, I
would like to thank my teachers,
the staff, and faculty that have
helped me since 7th grade. Those
who spent time with me after
school to help me get where I am
at today. Thanks to all. I'm going to
miss everyone.

Going to competition for the first
time in cheerleading and getting
third place.
Advice to the underclassmen:
Just do your work, stay in school
and it will be over soon.
Future plans: Attend Bethune
Cookman College and get a degree
in nursing.
Thanks to: I just want to give
thanks to my Mom, Stepdad,
Grandma, and to my boyfriend
these are the people that really
inspired me to keep moving.

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your focus, your friends, and your
Future plans: 2-years at commu-
nity college then transfer to a uni-
versity to study journalism.
Thanks to: My parents-I know
it's been hard to push me through
this year, but I couldn't have done it

Name: Cassie Gaffney
Most memorable moment:
Standing up in Mrs. Webber's class
to give my introduction speech,
and my pants ripped in front of the
whole class!
Advice to underclassmen: Do
your best and never give up!
Future plans: Attend St. Peters-
burg College and become a Labor
and Delivery Nurse
Thanks to: My mom and dad, I
never could have made it through
high school without their support!


Name: Verenisa Guijarro

tion, be a middle-school Reading
teacher, marry a youth pastor.
Thanks to: God, Mom, Nick,
Loomis, and Pastor Eric: I love
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Name: Tereva Hendrix

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Name: Claudia Hemandez
Most memorable moment:
Every moment I had with my
friends from Frostproof and
Avon Park.
Advice to underclassman:
Never Give Up!
Future plans: Get a job and
attend either SFCC or Aveada
Beauty School in St. Pete.
Thanks to: First I would like to
thank God, then my parents, my
teachers, and of course my friends.

ting Yelled At, Loved by, and being
made proud of by all my family,
friends, and teachers.
Advice to underclassmen: Mrs.
Webber's Hott
Future plans: To Help Others in
this World
Thanks to: God, MorMor,
Stephanie & Eric, The Walsh Fam-
ily, and all else who helped me on
my journey. (I Love Kellie)


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Name: Kevon Mckiddnsey
Most memorable moment:
Hanging out at the hill with
Advice to underclassmen: Live
life today like there's no tomorrow.
Future plans: Santa Fe Commu-
nity College for two years, transfer to
UF, then go to aeronautical school.
Thanks to: Mom, Dad, and
Buddy Honson

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Name: Dennis Lewis, II
Most memorable moment:
Was my 9th grade year. The reason
was because I did not know what
my high school year was going to
be like. But it work out very well.
Advice to underclassmen: My
advice to underclassmen is to do all
of work and turn it in on time. And
do not let any one stop you from
reaching your goals. Also try your
hardest to make it to school every
day and do not be late. And a little
quote is "ON TIME IS LATE, BUT
Future plans: My future plans is
to go to Santa Fe for two years and
major in Architecture. And then
go to and University for the other
two years. And I hope to start my
own plans to keep on going for
bigger and better plans.


Name: Carolina Garcia
Most memorable moment was
when the girl's soccer team won
their district championship in 2005.
Advice to underclassman: My
advice would be to live everyday
like its' your last because you never
knowwhen it will end.
Future plans: I plan to go to PCC
and get my Associates in nursing.
Thanks to: I would like to give
thanks to my parents, Coach Wrye,
and Mrs. Dyer for their advice and

Name: Jaquis Hall
Most memorable moment:
Every moment of my senior year!
Advice to underclassmen: Stay
focused, stay out of trouble,
always be who you are.
Future plans: To be successful.
Thanks to: Friends, family and
teachers that helped me get
where I am.

Name: EmilyJohnson

Name: KelseyAnne Meeks
Most memorable moment: Ms.
Aycocks class in 1lth grade and
Going to Washington DC/Williams-
burg, Va. my 9th grade year with
the band/chorus.
Advise to underclassmen:
Work hard so that when you are a
senior it will be a breeze, Go to
school, and Drink a Monster every
morning, it helps the day go buy
faster <3.
Future plans: I will be attending
community college in the Fall and
plan on moving to Orlando
Thanks to: Johnny T, Jazzy Jeff
Shoes, and Matt.

Name: Miranda Ann Lyles
Most memorable moment:
When I lost my best friend.
Advice to underclassman: If
you quit now, you will quit for the
rest of your life.
Future plans: Nursing
Thanks to: Mom and Aunt

Name: Lany Benjamin Flood
Most memorable moment:
Winning Reserve Grand Champion
for my steer at the Polk County
Youth Fair, and spending time with
good friends at homecoming.
Advice to underclassmen: Make
the most of your high school years
because they go byvery quickly.
Future plans: I will attend the
University of Florida in the fall and
plan to major in pre-law or engi-
neering. Go Gators!
Thanks to: My parents, Russ and
Susan Flood, for their constant sup-
port and guidance, and for pushing
me to strive for excellence in every-
thing I do.

Name: Denise Orlanda Forbes
Most memorable moment: My
first day of being a senior at Frost-
proof Middle-Senior High.
Advice to underclassmen: Turn
in all of your work on the dates they
are due because it will make your
school days less stressful and your
will feel more confident about
yourself and your grades.
Future plans: To attend a junior
college for two years, then attend a
university for four.
Thanks to: All the people who
were confident about my potential,
my family, my coaches, and my art

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Most memorable moment:
Senior Prom
Advice to underclassmen: Keep

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Name: Ester Garda
Most memorable moment: My
most memorable moment was
when I got in Mrs. DeMarco's class
and I started getting good grades.
Advice to underclassman: Stay
in school and work hard to
become someone in life.
Future plans: For my future
plans, I'm going to college to
become a singer and then get a job.
Thanks to: I would like to thank
Mrs. Wise for helping me through
my first years in high school. I
would also like to thank Mrs.
DeMarco for teaching me and help-
ing me with my grades. I would like
to thank Mr. Masters for his hard
work that I finally learned.

Name: Janae Llewellyn Gay
Most memorable moment:
Grad Bash 2007, at Universal Stu-
Advice to underclassmen: Don't
procrastinate! Do all of Mrs. Web-
ber's work and be on time. Have
fun during your senior year!
Future plans: Attend Florida
State University beginning summer
2007. Major in nursing. My ultimate
goal is to become a nurse practi-
Thanks to: God, all my teachers,
family and friends. A special thanks
to Kayla, my best friend, for always
having my back!

Name: Roytrece
LaShai Graham
Most memorable

Name: Shena Hamilton
Most memorable moment: My
most memorable was when I
played basketball and we won
district champions.
Advice to underclassman: Do
all your work and don't fall
Future plans: I plan to attend
college and have a career when I
get out of college.
Thanks to: All my teachers I
had, family and God!

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Name: NaNoa Hana'Lei
Most memorable moment:
Attending Music functions.
Advice to underclassmen:
Don't lose focus, and have fun.
Future plans: Music director;
study at USF
Thanks to: My Family, friends,
& teachers

Name: Katelyn Noel Hardy
Most memorable moment: At
Relay for Life of 2006 at 2 a.m.
when I forced Katie Stanley to get
off my sleeping palate (Love you
Katie!), and then she didn't talk to
me for the rest of the day.
Advice to underclassmen:
Don't ever let anyone look down
on you because you're young.
You can do anything if your heart
Lachelle is right. Anything!
Future plans: Go to Southeast-
moment: ern University, major in Educa-

Name: Dustin Chase Land
Most memorable moment:
Hanging out with my friends at
Advice to under-classmen: Go
to school and do your work so you
won't get behind.
Future plans: Going to the Air
Thanks to: All my Friends,
Teachers, and Family.

Name: Nicholas Lane
Most memorable moment:
Playing the roles of a security guard
and hitman in the play, "For Whom
the Tinkerbell Tolls."
Advice to underclassman:
"Take everything with a grain of
salt." Just do the work!
Future plans: Hope to get into a
good college and begin a career in
the movie industry or graphic
Thanks to: Every single person
along the way.

Name: Jimmy Jerome Leeks, Jr.
Most memorable moment: Is
getting accepting into the Polk
County World Language Honor
Advice to the underclassmen is
to do all Mrs. Webber work!
Future plans: Attend either
FAMU or FlU and to become a
Physical Therapist.
Thanks to: God, my parents,
family and friends, and to everyone
else that has helped me get through
and helped me succeed.

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Name: Laura Lewenhaupt
Most memorable moment: Get-

Name: Sofia Lyristis
Most memorable moment:
Homecoming '07.
Advice to underclassmen:
NEVER give up.
Future plans: Attend college in
Thanks to: My family for always
believing in me and my friends
who were always there for me
when I needed them the most.

Name: Kathie Sue McKenzie
Most memorable moment:
Was the whole powder puff. It
was fun.
Advice to underclassmen:
Stay in school even if they think
you're a fool.
Thanks to: Mrs. B. Wise for
everything she done for us in
high school and I just want her
to know I will never forget her
and I hope she will do good

Name: Katie Colleen McKenzie
Most memorable moment:
Brandon Andre cutting my skin
off with a pair of scissors at the
haunted house.
Advice to underclassmen:
Take English online and don't
get caught up in the drama.
Future plans: Get a business
degree at FIU and be successful.
Thanks to: All my Family,
Friends, and Teachers.

Name: Amber Michelle Miller
Most memorable moment:
Junior Prom with all my best
friends and my whole junior year in
Mrs. Clemons English class.
Advice to underclassmen: Don't
let anyone or anything stand in
your way from succeeding. You
can always reach your goals no
matter what!
Future plans: I plan on going to
school for nursing and work in
Thanks to: My mom & dad for.
never giving up on me, my brother
for always supporting me and my
friends for always being there for
me. Also thanks to Mrs. Windham
for helping me out my senior year
and Mr. Harben for his advice and
words of wisdom.
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Name: Monica Mills
Most memorable moment:
Going to Nationals in Dallas Texas
for the Technology competition.
Advice to underclassmen: Do all
your work even though you may
not want to, it will get you a long
way in life. And to have fun.
Future plans: Attend college to
become a registered Nurse
Thanks to: My mom, dad and
grandparents for always being
there for me when I need them.
And for helping me through some
of the tough times.
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Name: Ashley LeAnn Mitchell
Most memorable moment: Fri-
day Night Football Games.
Advice to underclassmen:
Never give up with your dreams
anything is possible.
Future plans: College to
Become an Operating Room Nurse
Thanks to: My parents, Grand-
parents and Teachers who spent so
much time helping me achieve my
goals. I wouldn't be here today
without them.

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Name: Kayla Motis
Most memorable moment:
Going to Dayton, Ohio with the
color guard in 2005.
Advice to underclassmen: Fin-
ish everything you start and don't
procrastinate! Set your own goals
and follow through...be your own
Future plans: Attend college at
the University of Central Florida
Thanks to: My parents, Matt and
Rhonda, Mrs. Clemons, Mr.
Loomis, all of my past teachers, the
guard, and all of my friends

Name: Caleb Pandol

Name: Heather Partington
Most memorable moment:
Everyday art class with Ms. Cham-
bers and friends.
Advice to underclassmen: Be a
blessing to others. Work hard, but
remember that your talents and
knowledge are all from God.
Acknowledge him in all things. Let
Jesus shine through you. Volunteer
your time to others and it will be a
blessing to you.
Future plans: Nursing School
Thanks to: My parents' constant
advice, nurturing guidance, and
unfailing love. My teachers for help-
ing me grow. My friends, that stood
by me through the good times and
bad. Ms. Chambers for helping me
with school and life. My sister for
being one of my best friends and an
ear to listen.

Name: AshleyNicole Payton
Most memorable moment: Is
being a senior and doing the senior
Advice to underclassmen: Stay
in school! Go to school everyday,
except senior skip day and turn in
all your work.
Future plans: My future plans
are to go to college to become a
pharmacist and proceed working
at Watson.'s Pharmacy.
Thanks to: I want to thank My
God, Bobbie Walton, My Family, My
Mom, Dad, Sister, and Brother for
being there for me and helping me
through my senior year. Also,
Adam Bustos and kides and his
family for also being there for me
through my senior year. Thank you
and I Love You All! I love you

Name: Robert Brian Perkins
Most memorable moment:
Being with all my friends at The Hill
during our junior year.
Advice to underclassmen:
always choose school work over
parties or hanging out.
Future plans: Attend South Flori-
da for two years and transfer to UF,
apply for Dental school.
Thanks to: My mom and my

Robert Brian Perkins Name: Elaine Roberts
dad for helping me out so much, Most memorable moment:
and to Mr. Harben for getting back Prom 2006.
on the right track. Advice to underclassmen: Don't
pick your nose in class, at least one
person will see you.
Future plans: Attend PCC until I
earn my associates, then move on
to a larger university. My career is
-4 .still undecided.
Thanks to: My family, My
friends, and Mr. and Mrs. Nichol-

Name: Evelin Pineda
Most memorable moment:
When my girls and I went to a bap-
tism here in Frostproof where a
friend of ours was the godmother.
We had so much fun dancing and
playing with glow-sticks.
Advice to underclassman: Live
Life, you only get one, spend it with
the people you love, and just have
Future plans: I plan to go to PCC
to enroll in their nursing program.
Thanks to: I would like to thank
my parents, for always being there
for me. I love them so much!
Thanks to my aunts and uncles and
older cousins for their great advice.
I love them too! And thanks to my
friends for always having my back
and making the moments we
spent together unforgettable! They
are everything.

Name: Gary Roberts
Most memorable moment:
When I fought four kids at once
and won.
Advice to underclassman: Look
out for corners, they'll jump out at
Future plans: Work
Thanks to: Everyone

Name: Zachary Roberts

Name: Jeffeiy Grant Potts, II
Most mdrfbrable Mboment: The
senior powder puff game when we
bet the juniors.
Advice to underclassmen: Don't
take life too serious and never
regret anything.
Future plans: To finish mechan-
ic school and open my own cus-
tom shop.
Thanks to: all the teachers that
put up with me and my mom.
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Name: Kellie Anne Robinson
Most memorable moment:
When I dropped something in a...
well-used... porta-potty and some-
one else fished it out and cleaned it
off for me. And, John's pink Shake-
spearian pants. Theywere bright.
Advice to underclassmen: Make
love the special ingredient in every-
thing you do. And don't forget to
cheese it up with advice like that.
But seriously, love makes every-
thing better and possibly tastier.
Future plans: I plan to attend the
University of Florida and study the
visual arts. I'm entering the graphic
design field, but that is very much
subject to change. I also plan to
learn a foreign language and do
much traveling in the future.
Thanks to: My teachers for
teaching me, my family and friends
for loving and supporting me, and
mvy God for beino with me.

Name: Desiree Pvle

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Most memorable moment: Sev-
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also remember the senior parade
with the water balloons.
Advice to underclassmen: Take
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quick, start planning now its a
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last second. Start looking for schol-
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Future plans: I will go to college,
minor in education and business
management and major in dental
hygiene. I will go to a community
college for two years and transfer to
a major university to finish.
Thanks to: My parents and other
family members who have put up
with me, my friends who I love and
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Most memorable moment: I
would have to say my most memo-
rable moment would be prom.
There was 21 of my close friends
plus myself in a stretched hummer.
We had a blast in the hummer and
at Don Jose Mexican Restaurant
that we ate at before prom.
Advice to underclassmen: Live
your senior year to the fullest
because you only experience it
one time and it goes by fast.
Future plans: I would like to
either attend South Florida Com-
munity College or Indian River
Community College. I would
then like to transfer to The Uni-
versity of Florida as a Pre-Med stu-
dent and specialize in Radiation

Name: Raymond Salazar
Most memorable moment:
Starting linebacker and going 7-3
senior football season.
Advice to underclassmen:
Don't worry keep your head up
do your own thing and be true to
Future plans: College, four
year psychology degree.
Thanks to: You know who
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Most memorable moment:
Senior year-too many to list.
Advice to underclassmen:
Most importantly do Mrs. Web-
ber's homework, but other than
that you only go through high
school once so live it up, have no
Future plans: I'm not sure just
yet either law enforcement or
Thanks to: Mom and Dad,
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Most memorable moment:
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Advice to underclassmen: Do

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Future plans: Become a Fire
Thanks to: My Nana and Papa, I
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Name: Gabriel St Louis
Most memorable moment:
When we went to Grad Bash and
it rained and Josh Taylor slipped
and fell.
Advice to underclassmen: Do all
your work and never get behind.
Future plans: I plan to attend
USF after two year of community
Thanks to: Coach Metheny, Mrs.
DeMarco, Mrs. Windham and
Coach Windham.

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Name: Jon Strickland
Most memorable moment:
Beating Avon Park i" Football.
Advice to underclass: Study
Future plans: Go to USF.
Thanks to: My parents for sup-
porting me in everything that I do
and always being there for me.
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Name: Joshua Michael Tate
Most Memorable Moment: My
very last high school footb.-game
against Fort Meade.
Advice to underclassmen: My
advice to underclassmen is to
always listen to their parents. I also
suggest that if you do something
that you are passionate about do it
to the best of your ability.
Future plans: My future plans
are to attend FSU and play football
while majoring in history and
minor in secondary education.
Then I would love to retlrri to
Frostproof and become teacher.
Thanks to: I would'lilke-To
thank my Mom and sister for
always being there for me, my
friends for putting up with me,
and Rodney Bohem for showing
me that God loves you even if

Name: Brandi Thomas
Most memorable moment:
Advice to underclassman:
Never give up.
Future plans: Go to college to
become a cosmetologist.
Thanks to: To all the teachers
that helped me when I needed

Future plans: USF to become a
choral director.
Thanks to: All my Teachers,
friends, and family.

Name: Candice Marie Trevino
Most memorable moment: The
Powder Puff games and Painting
the guys at the girls soccer games
and watching them cheer.
Advice to underclassmen: Don't
slack. Make sure that you do your
work and keep your grades up.
Don't let your GPA slip because if
you do in the end you will regret it.
Don't ever let anyone tell you, you
can't. There is nothing that you can
not achieve all you have to do is
dream and make your dream your
goal and achieve that goal. And
have lots of fun and make a lot of
memories with your friends. Don't
be in such a rush to graduate try to
enjoy high school and make the
best out of it.
Future plans: I plan to attend
SFCC and get my associates then
transfer to Keiser Culinary Institute
to become a pastry chef.
Thanks to: I want to thank my
mom for always being there for me
when I needed her the most and
standing by me no matter what.
And I want to say thank you to my
daddy for trying to understand me
even though it was not always easy
and for encouraging me to always
do better. And thank you to all of
my friends for always making me
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Name: Jason Todd
Most memorable moment:
Singing in the Barbershop Quartet.
Advice to underclassmen: Stay
Classy, eh.

Name: JohnnyTroughton
Most memorable moment:
Hanging out with my close friends
outside of school.
Advice to underclassmen:
Homework is Over-rated. Teach-
ers/Guidance counselors do care.
Future plans: What are plans?

Thanks to: The LUNCH LADIES,
Kelso Meeks, Emily Johnson, Ninfa
Rodriguez, and all the other beauti-
ful young ladies who "helped" me
do my work. My friends and family
who pushed me. All my bros. To
my coaches, teachers and guid-
ance counselors who cared, loving
grandparents, and youth leaders.
Name: Clentis Dewayne Tur-
man, III
Most memorable moment: I
had a few: When all the seniors
went to Bok Tower, the night we
(football team) beat Avon Park 38-
9, and when Josh Tate fell down at
Grad Night.
Advice to underclassmen: Don't
do anything I wouldn't do, but if
your going too, do it twice and be
good at it. Stay in school and don't
be an idiot and drop out over stupid
Thanks to: My Dad for helping
me get through my senior year, all
my football coaches, my girlfriend,
all the FMSHS office staff. But main-
ly my Dad, I Love You Dad!


Name: Nayeli C. Valerio
Most memorable moment: My
surprise baby shower in December
Advice to underclassmen:
Never wait until the last minute,
"nomas hazlo" (just to it).
Future plans: Enjoy life with my
son and husband and attend SFCC.
Thanks to: Thanks to my hus-
band, teachers, and friends for sup-
porting me.
Name: Thomas P Wagner
Most memorable moment:
Winning the Polk County Youth Fair
Whip Popping Contest and all the
Youth Fairs.
Advice to underclassman: Set
your sights on what you want and

go after it.
Future plans: Plan to attend
U.T.I. and become certified as a
motorcycle mechanic.
Thanks to: All my family includ-
ing my Mom, Dad, little brother, sis-
ter and Dirk.

Name: Ethan Walker

Name: JennaLynn Waters
Most memorable moment:
Powder puff game and the senior
Advice to underclassmen: Strive
for the best and never give up.
Future plans: To go to college to
become a Certified Registered
Nurse Anesthetist.
Thanks to: My family and

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Ima Jean Odom
Ima Jean Odom, 74, of Frost-
proof, died of heart failure Wednes-
day, May 16,2007 at the Lake Wales
Medical Center.
Born Feb. 1, 1933 in Walton
County, Florida; she has been a life-
long resident of the area. She was a
Survivors include her husband,
Raymond Odom of Frostproof;
son, Danny Odom of Frostproof;
daughter, Donna Jean Davis of
Frostproof; brother, Jimmy Daugh-
try of Englewood; sister, Fay New-
man of Englewood; 4 Grandchil-
dren and 4 Great-Grandchildren.
Memorial services were held
Saturday, May 19, 2007 at the Mari-
on Nelson Funeral Home in Frost-
proof with Pastor Wayne Lee offici-
ating. Those who wish may make
memorial donations to the Ameri-
can Heart Association or the Ameri-
can Diabetes Association. Marion
Nelson Funeral Home, Frostproof.



Plant Society
plans meetings
The Florida Native Plant Society
will hosts guest speaker Dee Dee
Dilger Jacobson, Master Gardener
Coordinator for Highlands County:
"How to identify venomous vs. non
venomous in our native snakes"
June 5,2007.
FNPS meetings are the first
Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at
the Agri-Civic Center at 4509
George Boulevard, Sebring, FL
33875 Classroom Ill. For more
information, contact Karina
The Florida Native Plant Society
meetings are held the first Tuesday
of each month at 7 p.m. at the Agri-
Civic Center located at 4509 George
Boulevard, Sebring, FL 33875 in
conference room #3. For more
information, call Roy Stewart at
Citizens Bank
extends hours
Citizens Bank and Trust
announces new extended banking
hours beginning at bank locations
in Auburndale, Dundee, Frost-
proof, Haines City, Lake Wales and
Winter Haven.
The bank's new lobby hours are
Monday Thursday 8:30 a.m. until
4 p.m., and Friday 8:30 a.m. until 6
p.m. Drive-thru services will now
be available Monday Thursday 8
a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.
until 6 p.m., and Saturday 8:30 a.m.
until 12 noon.

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PC SO begins training Letters to the Editor

Army Reserve Team

In January 2007, the Polk Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office was asked to
assist the Department of the Army,
317th Military Police Battalion in
Tampa, by training their Army
Reserve Special Reaction Team in
basic SWAT, techniques. This
advanced SWAT training was held
at Camp Blanding, Jacksonville, in
The US Army Reserve Com-
mand Staff was so impressed with
the PCSO Special Weapons And
Tactics, or SWAT, Team, and the
instruction that was provided in
February 2007, Army commanders
have asked to continue a partner-
ship with additional training to be
held in July and September.
The Army's Special Reaction
Teams, or SRT, will be used in a
similar capacity as law enforce-
ment through techniques such as,
but not limited to, marksmanship,
barricaded incidents, drug enforce-
ment raids and high risk suspect

In a memo forwarded to Sheriff
Grady Judd, LTC MP Commander
Milton S. Busby said that SRT, "will
increase the unit's ability to respond
to dangerous high-risk incidents
that require tactical operational
skills which goes beyond those
obtained by Military Police Officers
in Advance Individual Training."
Sheriff Grady Judd was pleased
to learn of the Army Reserve's inter-
est. "We are proud to be a part of
the Army Reserve's elite training
program. Our commitment is to
provide our very best professional
training for these outstanding mili-
tary heroes," said Sheriff Judd.
Sheriff's Office SWAT instruc-
tors will provide the training to the
317th Battalion before they are
deployed to Iraq. The instruction
will take place on the PCSO Burn-
ham McCall Training center July 9
through July 20,2007.
Additional training will be pro-
vided during September 10
through September 21,2007.

In Appreciation,
We would like to take this
opportunity to thank each and
everyone that has helped our
family during the past few
months. There were a number of
people who helped with the ben-
efit gospel sing and benefit dinner
to whom we would like to
express our thanks. The support
of this community has been awe-
inspiring and it makes us proud to

be from Frostproof. Mere words
cannot express our gratitude and
appreciation. Our daughter has
been home for three weeks now
and is doing well. Her treatments
are still ongoing with continual
clinic visits in Tampa for evalua-
tion and transfusions. Your
prayers are appreciated and may
God bless each and everyone for
your continued support.
The Brianna Harper Family

Dear Editor:
My manufactured home in the
Sterling Mobile Home Park was
one of the homes improved
under the Manufactured Housing
and Mobile Home Mitigation and
Enhancement Program last year.
Over 90% of our park participated
in this program and has benefited
from having their homes strength-
ened and made storm ready. I am
glad to have read that this pro-

gram is continued for next year
and that its funding has increased
thanks to Senator JD Alexander.
This program is vital and helps
thousands of mobile home resi-
dents improve their homes a
comfort we now know first hand.
Thank you, Senator Alexander, for
helping us make this funding a
reality for more of our neighbors.
George Goodenough

Floridians beware when smoke is in the air

Lately the air in South Florida
has been noticeably smokey due
to wildfires burning as far away as
the state of Georgia. There are
many steps you can take to pro-
tect yourself and your family from
the health effects of the smoke:
Be your own health judge. If
you can see smoke outside, or
you feel the effects of the smoke,
avoid prolonged outdoor activi-
ties. It is especially important to

limit time spent outdoors for chil-
dren and persons with existing
medical conditions.
Stay indoors whenever pos-
sible. Run your air conditioner
with a clean filter and the fresh air
intake closed to prevent addition-
al smoke from entering your
home. If you don't have an air
conditioner and are at a comfort-
able temperature inside with the
windows closed, stay inside. If

your home is too warm, seek
alternative shelter.
Keep particle levels inside
your house lower by not smoking
tobacco or using anything that
burns, such as wood fireplaces,
gas logs, gas stoves and candles.
* Delay vacuuming when possi-
ble. Vacuuming stirs up particles
already inside your home.
Follow your doctor's advice
about taking your medications

and adhere to your asthma man-
agement plan if you have asthma
or other lung disease. Call your
doctor if your symptoms worsen.
Stay alert to any news cover-
age or health warnings related to
smoke. Pay attention to local air
quality reports. For more informa-
tion on the air quality index and
recommendations: please visit:

American Red Cross

of PC celebrates 90 years

POLK COUNTY, Fla. May 17,
2007, marked the 90th anniversary
of the American Red Cross serving
Polk County.
The chapter first organized on
May 17, 1917, at the home of Mrs.
J.A.G. Allen in Winter Haven.
Ladies gathered there to make
shirts and bandages. As their activi-
ties and fundraisers grew, they
asked for a charter. The national
organization suggested they invite
other towns to join, so the "Eastern
Polk County Chapter" included
Auburndale, Davenport, Eagle
Lake, Eloise, Haines City, Lake
Alfred, Lake Hamilton, Loughman,
Mountain Lake, and Winter Haven.
Some towns formed the Haines
City Chapter for a time, but the orig-
inal office in Winter Haven was on
Central Avenue, between Second
and Third Streets West.
Eventually, the chapter
merged with other chapters, and
then with the Greater Lakeland
Chapter in 1985. What was then
called the "Ridge Area Chapter"
became the "American Red Cross
Polk County Chapter." The office
in Winter Haven sits only two
blocks from the original office,
but the Polk County Chapter has
come a long way.
From those humble beginnings,
chapter services would branch out.
Over the years, services included a
district health nurse to oversee

health in public schools; the Lakes
Life-Saving, of which current Exec-
utive Director Thomas E. Costello
and his father served as members;
assistance to military servicemen,
helping cut red tape for medical
treatment or compensation; first
aid, cardio-pulmonary resuscita-
tion, swimming and babysitting
classes; mass care feeding for dis-
aster victims and emergency per-
sonnel; and Disaster Action Teams
that respond to home fires and
other disasters within two hours of
being called.
The Polk County Chapter brings
together volunteers and supporters
from all over the county; and also
oversees the Highlands County Ser-
vice Center in Sebring.
No matter what time of day, no
matter how far or close to home,
Red Cross volunteers stand ready to
assist disaster victims. The Polk
County Chapter has sent volunteers
and staff to assist with disasters in
every city in the county, throughout
the state to assist with tornado,
flood and hurricane relief, and
through the nation and world to
help with relief efforts.
To learn more about your
American Red Cross, visit
or call (863) 294-5941. Be part of a
tradition of helping others. Sup-
port your American Red Cross
Polk County Chapter.

Heartland Crime Stoppers

Information sought in two

Cases of disturbing grave

The Polk County Sheriff's Office
is seeking information about two
separate incidents in which graves
of Military Veterans were disturbed,
and the tombstones removed.
The first incident occurred on
April 26, 2007 when deputies
responded to a location on Berkley'
Reserve property, in the Auburn-
dale area, where four tombstones
had been discovered by ATV bik-
ers. The tombstones were of mili-
tary veterans who all served in
either World War I or World War II.
None of the tombstones had mark-
ings to indicate from where they
might have come.
The second incident occurred
on May 8, 2007 when deputies
responded to Biscuit Lake Ceme-

tery on Eddie Flood Road, Frost-
proof, where three military grave
sites had been disturbed, and the
brown metal grave markers identi-
fying the deceased veteran had
been removed.
If you have any information
regarding the identity of this person
or information regarding this inves-
tigation, please contact Detective
Michael Haygood, Polk County
Sheriff's Office, at (863) 534-6291
or (863)533-0344.
Anyone with information who
wants to remain anonymous and
be eligible for a CASH REWARD is
asked to call HEARTLAND Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS.
Anonymity is Guaranteed!

State acts to keep wildlife from endangerment

of America's wildlife, Florida's
Sen. Bill Nelson along with more
than half the Senate and 162 rep-
resentatives signed a letter urging
increased funding for federal State
Wildlife Grants. The letter sup-
ports a funding level of $85 mil-
lion for the State Wildlife Grants
program in fiscal 2008.
"Many of us in Congress agree
that more should be done to help
states protect wildlife before
more species become endan-
gered," said U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.
"Since the federal wildlife grant
program enjoys strong support
from both sides of the political
spectrum, I'm hopeful we'll see a
funding increase this year."
Created by Congress in 2001,
State Wildlife Grants allocate fed-
eral dollars to state wildlife agen-
cies to address pressing wildlife
needs. This year Florida will
receive $2,522,570 in state wildlife
grant funding. Projects range
from habitat restoration to inva-
sive species management and
have created new conservation
partnerships between Florida's
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission and private conser-
vation groups. As the largest sin-
gle source of funds for state
wildlife diversity programs, State

Wildlife Grants have enabled
Florida to address preventing
wildlife from becoming endan-
"We are extremely grateful to
our representatives and senators
who have joined together in this
strong show of support for
wildlife conservation," said The
Nature Conservancy's Tina Sulli-
In an ambitious effort to
address conservation for all of
Florida's fish and wildlife, The
Nature Conservancy joined with
the state of Florida to produce
wildlife action plans for conserv-
ing the state's terrestrial, freshwa-
ter and marine habitats. This
process has set the stage for state,
federal and private funding for
conservation in Florida for years
to come.
The president's FY08 budget
proposes a small increase in State
Wildlife Grants to $69.5 million
from last year's $67.5 million.
Congressional supporters believe
this program needs greater fund-
ing $85 million to imple-
ment wildlife action plans. Flori-
da's wildlife action plan is a
component of the State Wildlife
Grants program specifically
required by Congress. The strate-
gy outlines proactive actions to

conserve wildlife and wildlife
habitat before it becomes more
costly to protect.
"The state wildlife grant pro-
gram is an important tool in pre-
venting wildlife from becoming
endangered," said Rep. Timothy
Mahoney. "I am hopeful that sup-
port for the program in both the
House and Senate will result in
increased funding for FY08. Clean
air and water are things our chil-
dren and grandchildren will thank
us for."
"In its first few years, the State
Wildlife Grants program already
has helped restore degraded habi-
tat, fill important research and
information needs on wildlife
species and encourage the effec-
tive stewardship of private lands,"
said Dr. Thomas Eason, Florida
Fish and Wildlife Commission.
The State Wildlife Grants pro-
gram is supported by Teaming
With Wildlife, a national coalition
of more than 5,000 groups, 104 in
Florida, including state fish &
wildlife agencies, wildlife biolo-
gists, recreational conservation-
ists, nature-based businesses and
others who support the goal of
restoring and conserving our
nation's wildlife. Teaming With
Wildlife has launched a renewed
campaign to boost state and fed-

eral funding for wildlife conserva-
tion, outdoor recreation and con-
servation education in every state.
Increased funding of the State
Wildlife Grants program is an
important component of this
campaign, which supports the full
implementation of the state
wildlife action plans.
Teaming With Wildlife is guided
by a steering committee of 13
organizations, including The Nature.
Conservancy, American Fisheries
Society, Association of Fish and
Wildlife Agencies, Association of
Zoos and Aquariums, Congression-
al Sportsmen's Foundation, Nation-
al Wild Turkey Federation, National
Wildlife Federation, Theodore Roo-
sevelt Conservation Partnership,
Wildlife Conservation Society, The
Wildlife Society, and the Wildlife
Management Institute. Additional
information on the State Wildlife
Grants program, the Teaming With
Wildlife campaign and a complete
list of signing members is available
at http://www.teaming.com/. For
more information on the wildlife
action plans, go to
The Nature Conservancy has
helped protect more than 1.1 mil-
lion acres in Florida since 1961.
Visit us on the Web at

U.S. Sugar responds to 'Sour on Sugar' editorial

In response to an editorial,
"Sour on Sugar" which
appeared in an Orlando newspa-
per recently, Mr. Robert E. Coker,
senior vice president of public
affairs of U.S. Sugar in Clewis-
ton, made these comments:
"(The editorial) does not
reflect the real world that we
have been doing business in for
more than 80 years.
"In the real world, mega-food
companies are paying 35 per-
cent less today for sugar than in
the 1980s, yet the price of sugar-
sweetened products has gone
up more than 50 percent over
the same time.
"The sad truth is that price
savings at the expense of the
American sugar farmer have not
been passed on to their cus-
tomers and never will be.
"In addition, American con-
sumers pay 30 percent less for
sugar at the supermarket than
consumers in other developed
countries. Restaurants give it
away for free. That is because
American sugar farmers are effi-
cient sugar producers. In fact,

even with much higher wages,
labor and environmental regula-
tions, Florida sugar farmers are
among the lowest-cost sugar
producers in the world.
"Our sugar policy is vital
because foreign governments -
which subsidize their sugar
farmers to below the cost of pro-.
duction, pay slave-labor wages
and have virtually no environ-
mental regulations would
wipe us out. American farmers
can compete with foreign farm-
ers but not with foreign govern-
ments. That is why we need a
sugar program in the United
"Furthermore, the current
administration has been negoti-
ating trade agreements right and
left, so obviously U.S. sugar poli-
cy is not holding them back. In
fact, the sugar program is one of
the few American farm pro-
grams that does not include
direct subsidy payments to
growers, it is World Trade Orga-
nization legal and operates at
zero cost to American taxpayers.
"More good news. In 2007, as

a result of more than a decade of
water-quality initiatives, the
water flowing off of sugar farms
is about the cleanest water that
now goes into the Everglades.
"Orlando's urban runoff flow-
ing south is a large part of the
problem damaging Lake Okee-
chobee, the coastal estuaries
and the Everglades. The Florida
Legislature recently passed legis-
lation allocating more than $200
million of taxpayer funding to
begin to address pollution in
Lake Okeechobee and the St.
Lucie/Caloosahatchee estuaries.
"The sugar industry is an
important part of Florida's econ-
omy, and with the progress that
has been made on the environ-
mental front, it is an integral part
of keeping Florida green. Except
for the extreme anti-sugar crowd
that the Sentinel panders to, rea-
sonable people realize that
growing sugar just south of Lake

Okeechobee is by far the pre-
ferred land use.
"In the last decade, sugar
farmers have cleaned our water;
we have complied with all state
and federal water-quality regula-
tions; we have reinvented our
business to compete with more
foreign imports; we have a high-
ly paid union.work force with
excellent benefits; and we have
invested in the latest sugar tech-
nology because we are commit-
ted to remaining in the sugar
business for the long term.
We have vigorously support-
ed the Comprehensive Ever-
glades Restoration Plan and
Lake Okeechobee/estuary
recovery legislation. We have
not filed lawsuits, and we do not
appreciate the Sentinel's and
others' refusal to recognize
"It is time to move on."

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Frostproof News
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needs qualified drivers for
Central Florida- Local & Na-
tional OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, no hazmat, no
pumps, great benefits, com-
petitive pay & new equip-
ment. (866)GO-BYNUM.
Need 2 years experience.
Drivers: GET MOVIN'
36-43cpm/$1.20pm Sign On
Bonus $0 Lease NEW Trucks
CDL-A + 3 mos OTR
Juice, beverage or dairy exp.
Email resume and salary
requirements to dfontaine
or mail to HR Manager, PO
Box 155, Howey in the Hills,
FL 34737 EOE & DFWP
WORK. (800)501-3783.
We're raising pay for Florida
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weekend! Home during the
week! Solid weekly miles!
95% no touch! Preplanned
freight! $.43 per mile, home-
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wanted for P/T yard work.

Notice: Post Office Positions
Now Available. Avg. Pay
$20/hour or $57K annually
including Federal Benefits
and OT. Get your exam guide
now. (800)709-9754
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Sports Consultant to Directors
of Sports Programs. Knittle
Sports Solutions, Inc. offers
tailored consulting services
for existing and start-up
sports programs. Can be at
your location or by tele-
phone. (516)837-3663,

One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Trn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classi-

Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
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, Unens & 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 & 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
Vas 735
Wanted to Buy 740

A/C /HEAT UNIT- 5 ton, for a
Mobile home. $800. or best
offer. (863)675-9218 or
AC UNIT 5,000K, exc. brand
and new cond. $75.

*~eca N ic

ton mobile home unit. $400.
863-675-0358 or 234-9901.
5,600 btu, older, but works
well, $20 (863)763-2232
WINDOW UNIT, Whirlpool,
11,600 btu, like new, min.
30" wide. $100

tique, Mahogany, Excellent
condition. $500.

point, 15 cu..ft., $656
Works well. $75
FRIDGE Side by side, ivory,
$75. (863)357-5773
good cond., $100.
electric, white, clean, works
& looks good. $75
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
STOVE TOP: Stainless Steel,
electric, slightly used. $100.
954-237-4846 (Clewiston)
more, Victorian reproduction,
black iron, 37", beautiful.
$500 (772)812-3300
WASHER & DRYER, Manufac-
tured 12/03, lots of bells &
whistles. $300 for both.

condition. $125.
(863)467-4498 Okee area
dition. $100. 863-467-9892
GIRL'S HUFFY: 12", excellent
condition. $15. Call
863-357-0223 after 7 pm or
SCOOTER- Electrical with
charger. Good condition.
$150. (863)467-4498

METAL SHED- 8x16, 6ft high,
with doors at both ends,
$350 (561)741-4647
Direct- 30x40 was $13,290,
Now $6,820. 40x60
$21,859, Now $10,562.
60x80 $36,148, Now
$17,642. Sizes up to
100,000 square feet. Dealer-
ships Available

buy direct from manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available..
(352)498-0778 Toll free
888)393-0335 code 24.
PLYWOOD- (50 sheets) $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area
SCAFFOLD: Steel, platform &
wheel brakes. 763-8156.
$400 / guywire job labor
White, in aluminum frame.
$1000. 863-697-2434
UTILITY SINK, All-in-one, from
Home Depot, new. Pd. $175,
asking $65 (863)763-7497
Rffir~fla MB|

A/C UNIT- 2.5 ton, Brand new. Pink w/ Blue Roof. $50.
$1500. (863)517-2106 (863)528-3235

BABY BASSINET- 4 in 1 Win-
nie The Pooh. Excellent con-
dition. $50. or best offer. Call
(239)243-1588 Nikki
BABY SWING- Brand new.
Used only briefly. Battery or
electric. Many settings. Very
nice. $150. (863)509-8179
mattress. GRACO BOUNCER:
Good condition. $130 neg
for both. 863-673-2726
Complete. NewiSh, Used once.
Clean $50.

CHINA (39 pieces): Vintage
France UNC7 Lamoge. Assort-
ed items: cups, saucers, plates,
etc. $300.863-946-1896

PANTS & SHIRTS (6): Ladies,
size 3X. $30 for all or will
separate. 954-237-4846
WEDDING GOWN, White, size
10-12, $20 (863)675-0031

STAMPS- 4, Elvis Mint condi-
tion. $600. Will separate.

items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627
Various designs & artists.
$630 value asking $200

LAPTOP, Fast, Win XP, wire-
less card, power adapter,
etc., for school or business.
$325 (863)674-0212

single, vibrates. $1500 value.
Asking $750. 863-357-5774
or 305-360-9901.
with horse design engraved
on them. $250.
863-528-3235 W. Frostproof
BED- Beauty Rest, New condi-
tion. $200. (863)673-4534
BED FRAME, New, metal, fits
twin or full size, wheels, $25
BEDROOM SET: 4 piece, Solid
Oak, Bassett, brand new,
never used. $1000 will fi-
nance. 863-634-7465
CHEST- Lighted, Mirror front,
Black, $150. (863)673-4534
COUCH: Multi-colored, 83" x
37", excellent condition.
$100.863-675-3944 Labelle
with hutch. Paid $1700. Ask-
ing $300.863-467-5756
shaped, w/leaf, 6 chairs,
asking $300/best offer.
elled. Smoke glass, with 4
chairs, Like new. $350.
wood. $500 negotiable.
queen & king, brand new,
still in plastic. $189.
MATTRESS- Memory Foam,
Queen sz, 9" thick, By NASA
as seen on TV, 20 yr wrty.
$450. Cash (772)418-0537
OFFICE CHAIR, Black, swivel.
$10 (863)675-0031
new, still In plastic. $189.
Call 561-351-9085

mirror. 18.5"x64.5"x30" and
18.5"x40.225"x30.5". $60
for all. 863-528-3235
SOFA & LOVESEAT- seafoam
green, needs to be cleaned,
good condition, $150 or best
offer (863)447-5195
TWIN BED: With plain metal
frame, great shape. $40.
TWIN BEDS (2), Frame, box
springs, mattress, sheets,
head & foot board, white.
$300/both. (863)801-3980
WALL UNIT: Walnut, 18"d x
30"w, with 2 shelves & 2
doors below. $90.

M-1 GARAND, Semi-auto.,
man. 1941, exc. cond.,
18XXXXX, serious inq. only.
$1600 firm. (863)610-8730
RIFLE: AR15, custom built,
330 round mags, all the
best. $999 or best offer.
SHOT GUN, 20 gage, Moss-
berg, $165. (502)931-8101

Cardio, Pro-Form brand, ex-
cellent condition. $250.
863-675-3944 Labelle
TOTAL GYM: Brand new. Paid
$400, asking only $125.
WEIGHT SET: Full, asking

RING- Size 7, (66 diamond ba-
uette) Certified appraisal
$1110. Asking $900.
(863)357-3567 After 5pm
RING- Size 7, (72 diamonds &
2 Onyx) Have certified ap-
praisal. $1550. Asking
$1100. (863)357-3567
RING- Size 7 (8 polite stones,
48 diamonds) Certified ap-
praisal for $920. Asking
$750. (863)357-3567 Aft 5p

CANE- Ladies Quad, Has de-
signs on it. Never used. Cost
$55. will sell for $25. or best
offer. (863)824-0765

ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
only $1000.863-357-5988
HOSPITAL BED- Electric, No
side rails. Works good. $75.
or best offer. (863)824-0765
HOSPITAL BED- Electric, Set
up with a vibrations. Very
good condition. $1000.
(863)467-4735 or 610-1135
pops up to help you get up
from chair. Paid $99. Asking
$30. 863-763-7584
POWER CHAIR: Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1500. (863)763-6907

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8 Frostproof News, Thursday, May 24, 2007

CARPORT- 20 X 20, you take
down and remove $250
prox. 1000. 15x10x10. .670
per box. Minimum of 10 per
sale. (863)465-4213
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-6pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.
making ornamental metal
folk art, $450.
Show Off Our New Lifetime
Exterior Paint. Call Now to
see if your home qualifies.
(800) 961 -8547.

ACCORDIAN- With velvet lined
case. Made in Italy by
Gretsch. $125.
SFender, w/ soft leather case.
Missing 5th string. $75.
863-885-1172 after 3pm
CABINET: 77"T x 42"W, 2
solid doors & shelf, $350 or
best offer(561)633-1371
DRUMS: Lugwig, Professional
Set & much more! $1200
neg. 863-697-6132
PIANO- Baldwin Console with
bench. Good condition.
$300. (863)467-5360
PIANO- Wurlitzer, Small up-
right. Excellent condition.
$200. (863)467-4735 or

go Is I

PUPPIES, AKC, champ pedi-
gree, shots/wormed, $500.
Beautiful dog, but we can't
keep him, almost 1 year old.
males left. 8 wks old. Ready
to go. Shots up to date.
YORKIE, Female. Will be
small. Daddy weighs 3 Ibs.,
Momma weighs 5 Ibs. $900.
AKC Reg w/ health certif.
Will be small, ready 05/20.
$800 ea. 863-697-9865
ZIBRA FINCH: $8.00 Moving
must sell. (863)610-2465

engine. Runs good. $2000
or best offer. (863)634-0582
TRAMPOLINE 15' w/8' net &
shoe holder. $125.
VARMIT TRAP: 12 x 12 x 36.
Find It faste. Sell It soon-
er in the classifeds

watt's, Brand new in box.
$350. or best offer.
MMATS In box. $1800 new,
Asking $1000.
MASSIVE AUDIO: 6000 watt
amp, brand new. $650.

FLAT SCREEN: #36 Sony,
with stand. $300. Call Ange-
la at 239-645-9155.

Electric, 1 Portable. Asking
$775 will sep.
BENCH LATHE, 4" chuck, 36"
long & all tooling tool, like
new cond. $400
new, used 1 time for 3
hours. Paid $600, Asking
$400. (863)697-9704
SORS (2) 1- 3hp vertical
tank, 1- 2hp 20 gal tank,
$370 or sep (561)676-0427
TABLE SAW, Sears Craftsman
SR 2412, 3hp, 10", $250.

new condition. $45
XBOX CONSOLE: With games
& accessories. $175.



TRACTOR- Ford, 3910,

FARM GATE- 10 ft, asking $30'

broke, very gentle, $500.
yr. Good mouth reining. Cant
keep anymore. Tack included

BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some
work. $100. 863-675-1816
sey Ferguson. $2500.
LAWN MOWERS- Self pro-
pelled push mower. Works
great $35. (863)675-8937
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 Briggs & Strat-
ton, runs great, used 24 hrs.
$500 neg. 863-675-1816
bell Hausfeld, 1750 PSI. $50
firm. 863-357-0354 or
RIDING MOWER: Murray, 42"
cut, 16 HP. $400.
Rear Engine, 30" cut, $450

Kohler 25HP engine. $1500.
863-467-0139 leave msg.
Heavy duty. Paid $250. will
sell for $150.
(863)467-7151 after 6pm
Shop hee lstl
The casslaed ad

BILLY GOAT: Large, healthy,
good breeding goat, very
gentle. $100 or best offer.


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
bwnhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House -Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space
Rnso 960

FROSTPROOF-Large lbr, with
carport & utility room. Dock
privileges, (863)635-3540

3BR/2BA Foreclosure!
$32,000! Only $278/Mo! 5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy 6/BR $215/Mo! For list-
ings (800)366-9783 Ext
$199/mo! Stop Renting! 5%
dw, 20 yrs @ 8% apr.
5BR/3BA Foreclosure!
$317/mo! For Listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5798.
Never Rent Again! Buy,
3BR/2BA $16,000! Only
$199/Mo! 2BR $15,000! 5%
down 20years 8%. HUD
Homes Available! For listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5796.

Real Estate

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tion Asheville, NC Sat. June
9th 26 New Log Home Pack-
ages to be auctioned. Take
delivery up to one year.
Package includes sub-floor,
logs, windows, doors, raft-
ers, roofing, etc. Call

$199/mo! 6BR/4BA Foreclo-
sure! $215/mo! Available
Now! 5%-dw, 20 yrs @ 8%
apr For Listings
(800)366-9783 Ext 5760.

82 ACRES Gainesville, FL
area, excellent shape, plant-
ed pines and other scattered
hardwoods $389,900.
Flexible owner financing
available. (800)352-5263
Florida Woodland Group, Inc.
Lic RE Broker.
AUCTION 1,126+/- Acres Di-
vided Sat., June 9, 10:00
a.m. Tracts From 3 to 6
Acres Crawford County, GA.
These select properties have
been owned by the same
timber company for over 25
years. 37 tracts from 3 to
160 acres. Wooded residen-
tial tracts, several hunting
tracts, no restrictions. These
tracts are in the eastern and
northern sections of Craw-
ford County. Auction held at
Goodwill Conference Center,
5171 Eisenhower Parkway in
Macon, GA. Pay 10% down,
10% buyer's premium.
GAL#2034. Call For Infor-
mation (800)479-1763 John
Dixon & Associates
day, June 9 264 acres, 20
miles North of Perry, FL SW
1 Federal Rd, Madison
County, FL Agricultural
Acreage Great Hunting,
Camping Fishing Timber
Harvest Potential Suggested
Opening Bid: 2,000/acre
(800)257-4161 www.hig-
genbotham.com M.E. Hig-
genbotham, CAI FL Lic
So. Central FL 2+ Acre Lake
Access Was $179,900 NOW
$79,900. Located in private
gated lakefront community.
Lake views. Excel Fin. Owner
must sell. Call
(888)320-8399 x 2008.

acres- $199,900. Beautiful
pasture with 1+ mile along
creek. 2 working barns,
fenced for cattle. West Tenn.
Potential to subdivide. Excel-
lent financing. Call now
(866)852-2538, x.1257 TN
Land & Lakes.
Leased Properties *Retail -
w/Ntl. Corp. Leases *Moun-
tain Chalets *Retail Land Of-
fered Individually
(800)257-4161 higgenbot-
ham.com -higgenarijriam
Auctioneers ME Higgenbot-
ham, CAI
NA MTS FREE Color Bro-
chure & Information
with Spectacular views,
Homes, Cabins, Creeks, &
Investment Acreage.
Call for free brochure
Coastal GA! 119 Acres-
$234,900. GA/ FL border.
Mature pines, abundant wild-
life, black rail fencing. Long
road frontage, utilities. Po-
tential to subdivide. Excellent
financing. Call now
(800)898-4409 x1163.
AC- $36,900 Easy Access,
sunset views. All utilities,
surveyed. Financing
available. Call owner today!
(866)696-5263 x 2595.

Gated community 2 hours
from Atlanta & the Coast. 1/2
to 3 acres from the $40's.
Fishing, boating, swimming
& more. Clubhouse, boat
slips, nature trails.
GA/ FL Border Huge Savings!
23.55 AC, only $99,900
(was $124,900) Coastal re-
gion. Wooded, loaded w/
wildlife. Easy drive to St. Si-
mons Island! Subdivision po-
tential! CALL NOW
(800)898-4409 X1178.
acres with FREE Boat Slips-
$39,900. Nicely wooded lake
access property in brand
new premier development on
spectacular 160,000 acre
recreational lake! Prime wa-
terfronts available. Call
(800)704-3154, x. 1241.
and lake view homes And
parcels on pristine 34,000
acre Norris Lake in E. Ten-
nessee Call Lakeside Realty
(888)291-5253 Or visit
TIME OFFERED. 1.96 Acres -
$110,900; 3 Acres LAKE-
FRONT- $147,900. Beautiful
views and frontage on Lake
Seaton. Black-topped roads,
underground utilities. Only
43 miles to Atlanta, GA.
Don't miss out on Pre-Grand
Opening Pricing!
FOR 2 YEARS Gated Lake-
front Community of the NC
Blue Ridge Mtns. All
Dockable 90 miles of Shore-
line start $99,000. Call Now
old fish camp and 2/BR sep-
tic permit, close to public
boat ramp. $225,000.00 Val-
leytown Realty http://valley-
(800)632-2212 valleytown-
munity with private river and
lake access. Plus gorgeous
mountain top views. Swim,
fish, hike. From $33,000.00
Call today (800)699-1289 or
ONLY! Gorgeous property,
great prices, come see for
yourself! Water access from
Just $19,900 Paved Roads,
U/G Utilities, Excellent Fi-
nancing! Call Now and re-
serve a priority appointment
(877)457-5263 ext. 1007.
Exclusive agents for Harbor-
Crest & RiverStone Resort &
Spa. Prices from $234,900
to $569,900.
(800)628-9073, RiverStone-
ea ty.com or Harbor-
lots, cabins & condos
available. Luxurious, rustic
setting. Investment rentals or
year- round living. www.The-
Sherry Shope, Gables &
Gates, Realtors
Timber Company Sell- Off! 20
acres- $39,900. Subdivision
Potential! Big mountain
acreage with views. 1 mile to
Nacklaus designed golf
course. Close to Tennessee
River & recreational lake.
Creekfronts available. Excel-
lent financing. Free call
(866)852-2538, x. 1201.

cabin shell on 2 private acres
near very wide trout stream
in the Galax area and New
River State Park, $139,500
owner (866)789-8535.

Recreation I

Boats 3005
Camprs/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035

ALUM LOWE: 14' w/trailer.
New.tires & wheel bearings,
15ip, mercy, MK troll mtr.
$2000 neg. 863-224-5017
-14 ft. $295.863-635-3465
BOAT, 14ft., aluminum, '97
3hp OMC galvanized trailer,
$600 (863)697-3094
RENKEN, Cuddy cabin,
24.5ft., 110hp OMC C Drive
engine, trailer, runs. $1500
(863)763-3507 after 4pm
SAIL BOAT: Hobie Cat, 14
feet, excellent condition.
V-HAUL: 14ft, Lowe, alumi-
num, 5ft wide. Trailer needs
some work. $700 or best of-
fer. 863-357-5774 .

ALEGRO, 1978 Travel Trailer,
25 Ft. w/generator. Runs
great. Needs minor repairs.
$1500 neg. (863)673-1249
RV, 30', with Florida room.
Handyman's special. $2500
or best offer (863)517-1888
RV CAMPER w/ FL Rm., Ap-
prox. 25 Ft. Long. $1200 or
est offer. Located near Big
Lake RV Park 772-985-4620
RHOMES welcomes Florida's
Newest Dealer- Suncoast RV
in New Smyrna. Special In-
troductory pricing on Allegro
Gas, Bus Phaethon Moto-
rhomes SUNCOAST RV -
(866)459-3517 www.sun-

FISH FINDER- Wireless, Brand
new still in box. Great for any
type of fishing. $150.
'98 225hp Mercury, guages
& controls included. Quick
sale, $1500 (863)675-1634

HD FAT BOY- '02, Black &
chrome, 12K mi. Exc cond.
$13,500. Felda area
HONDA CB 900 1982, Cus-
tom, Nice bike. $1500. or
best offer. (239)560-4604
tons, rings & pins. For Suzu-
ki. Brand new, never used.
$600 neg. (863)447-6507
SCAFFOLD: On Motorcycle
trailer, two story. $500 neg.
SUZUKI C90, '05, 1500cc,
w/less than 3k mi., leather
saddlebags, sissy bar & full
windshield, $8500.
(863)763-1106 Iv. msg.

$2500 or best offer.
(863)674-0898 or

FOUR WHEELER- '2001, Ka-
wasaki Bayou, w/trailer,
Good condition. $1000.
(863)675-9218 or 234-1015
GO CART, as-is; $300
GO CART, large, one seater,
wit oil cage & 5hp motor,
$500 or best offer.
GO CART, "Thunder Cart" 5 hp
Briggs & Stratton, Perfect
condition. $475.
RIMS & TIRES (4), Nw, for
ATV, 400 Eiger. Front
25x8x12, back 25x10x12.
$150 (863)763-8414
'87, Runs great, tractor tires,
$2200 954)445-6383 or
4x4, ITP Rims & Tires, runs
-great,, $3300.

QUAD RUNNER: '97, Suzuki,
excellent condition. $1200
negotiable. 863-801-3739
27', good condition, BHR
area. $2500 negotiable or
trade. 863-763-4475


Classic Care 4015
Commercial trucks 4020
Equipme-nt :. 4025
oreignCare 4030
Four eel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty TrFcks4040
Parts Repaird 4045
Pickup auks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Traeilers. 400
Utility trailers 40
Vans 4070

$500 Police Impounds! Cars
From $500! Tax Repos, US
Marshal and IRS sales! Cars,
Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's,
Honda's, Chevy's, more! For
listings Call (800)425-1730
$500 Police Impounds! Honda
Accord 97, $800! Toyota
Camry 94, $550! Nissan
Maxima 93, $750! for list-
ings (800)366-9813
BUICK RIVIERA: 1990, grey,
dependable ride! $1300.
brakes. Runs great. Cold
A/C. Good Shape. $3500. or
best offer. (863)697-6731
green. Low miles. Looks &
Runs great! $8,000.
(863)675-0430 LaBelle
GEO STORM 1990, 5 spd.
Great for parts. $250.
(863)675-3161 LaBelle
orig miles, asking $500
KIA SPECTRA: 2000, runs
good, cold a/c. $1800 or
best offer. 863-634-1598
VW JETTA, '88, runs, needs
starter, $900 or best offer.

LINCOLN MARK VII: '90, sports
coupe, 2dr, 50 HO, air ride,
all org, good rubber, cold ac.
$1500 863-467-6475
Runs good. New transmis-
sion. $1100. or best offer.
(863)357-3567 After 5pm
PT CRUISER 2002, 63K mis.,
5 spd. w/CC, w/CD & tape
player. New tires. Fog lamps.
$6500. (863)599-2556

'72, redone trans, black leath-
er, green hardback, V8-351.

GMC K30: 1988, 4x4, 1 ton,
ps, pb, 6 brand new tires
(916Military's). $5000 w/ 9'
until body. 772-201-7950

CHEVY S10 BLAZER, '88, 4.3
mtr., motor runs good,
$1000. (863)763-8201
,needs rear end work, runs
great, clear title, $800.
(863)674-5752 evenings
4wd, one owner, $1500 or
best offer. (863)902-9855
GMC JIMMY 1994, 4x4, Swap
for 2 wheel drive pick up or
sell for $1500.
(863)635-1096 Frostproof

FORD F150: Tailgate, chrome
step, bumper with tail lights.
$300 for all, will sep.
FUEL TANK: 110 gal, "L"
shape, steel, good shape no
leaks, fits in back of pickup
truck. $100. (863)697-9704
HOOD: Fits 80's 90's Ford
Van, new in box. $75.
MOPAR PARTS: Early 70's.
Heads, engines, cranks,
carbs, trans, manifold &
more. $500.239 895-3269
MUSTANG- '95, Parting out.
Ground effects, spoiler,
$1400. for all or will sell for
parts. (863)674-0467
RAPID HITCH- Aluminum, ad-
justable ball mount with dual
ball set up. $80.
REAR SEAT, For Jeep Wran-
gler, black, good shape, $75
(863)674-0898 or
(2) 425/65R22.5, 80% rub-
ber, $175 for both or will sell
sep (561)676-0427
RIMS (4): Aluminum, 15" x
62", fit Ford Ranger, 5 lug.
TIRES (4): Super Swampers,
33/1050/15, on rims. $350.
TIRES (4): B F Goodrich,
P205/60/R15, very little
wear. $125.863-763-7295
TIRES- 4, Dayton, 245/70/15.
Good condition. $100.
TOOL BOX, Aluminum, Like
new for Large Pick Up.
$175. (863)357-5754
TRANSMISSION, Rebuilt tur-
bo 700, $450
Ft, $300. (863)634-7706

CHEVY 350 '84, 454 engine,
400 turbo trans., body could
use some work. $1400 or
best offer. (863)201-3492

CHEVY '84, 4WD, 350 engine,
flat bed, on Blazer frame,
$1000 (863)484-0268
CHEVY STEP SIDE: 1994, with
topper. $3500 or best offer.
DODGE PICKUP: 1983. $800.
Call 239-410-0224
4x4, 319, auto, lots of new
parts, 33" Bridgestone, 2"
ift, $2500. (239)369-3269
FORD F150: '86, XLT, 5.0 au-
to, runs good, $900.
86-234-9901 or 234-9901.
FORD F250 1997 (2) Power
Stroke Diesel, Ext. cab, A/C,
4x4. Excellent condition.
$6000 each. (239)229-4900
FORD F350: '00, dly, 7.3 die-
sel, auto, ac, long bed, tow
pkg, Ithr, stereo. Looks & runs
great! $15,000 954-328-8627
cab, Great shape. $5900. View
at http://home.earthlink.net/
-revwats. Phone # on Site
GMC 2500- '01, Duramax die-
sel, 4x4, 130K mi. & '2000
Lance truck camper 8.5'
stove, frig., Queen sz bed,
full ba. Fits shortbed ext
cab. $17,000. Will sep.
TOYOTA '93, 4x4, Extra cab,
no motor, $500

pkg, 2dr, runs good, low
miles, needs minor body
work $2500 (863)467-0627
dr, Leather, Low mi. Exc
cond. Factory warranty 1
owner $18K. (863)357-3026
V6, good cond., 2 new tires,
air bags, 4 dr., keyless entry,
HIGHLANDER 2002: Clean ti-
tle. 4 Door, Auto., Luggage
rack, C/C, A/C, PW, PL.
$13,000. (863)675-5887
JEEP CHEROKEE: 1979, 360
motor, 36" Mickey Thomp-
son's, custom paint. $2500
firm. 863-763-3428
needs tires, but runs good.
$2000.863-447-1808 )
1991. Runs! $2000 or best
offer. 863-673-8396

DUMP TRAILER '01, Goose-
neck, 7x12, double axle.
UTILITY TRAILER, '06, 4x8, tilt
w/reinforced sides. Like new.
Asking $500. (561)670-3636
floor, new wheels and tires,
duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625.

Runs great. New battery and
brakes. $1500.
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2300 (863)763-3451


sormelactor popher

Vitamin enhancements

added to foods

New on the market, Diet
Coke Plus is being publicized
as the first diet soft drink
enhanced with vitamins. One 8-
ounce can has 15 percent of the
Recommended Daily
Allowance (RDA) of Niacin, Vit-
amins B6 and B12 and 10 per-
cent of the RDA for zinc and
Out of curiosity, I sampled
Diet Coke Plus and I think it
tastes just like Diet Coke. The
vitamin enhancement probably
won't make me buy more Diet
Coke. I prefer green tea to diet
sodas, and interestingly
enough, green tea already
comes with natural vitamins.
Still, for those who already
drink regular Diet Coke, switch-
ing to Diet Coke Plus might
make sense.
If the Diet Coke Plus goes
over well, we'll probably see
other sodas offering vitamin-
enhanced versions too.
Enhancing foods with extra
vitamins is nothing new.
Remember "Wonder Bread"?
To counter the complaints that
white bread had so little nutri-
tional value, the makers of
"Wonder Bread" came up with
ways to add nutrients but still
keep the white bread look, fla-
vor and texture.
Ovaltine, which was one of
my grandfather's favorite
drinks and which is still a
favorite at my house, adds
nutrients to chocolate milk.
At today's supermarkets you
can find orange juice with
added calcium, milk with
added vitamin D and cereals
that boast 100 percent RDA of
key vitamins and minerals.
Do we really need all these

with Katrina Elsken

"enhancements"? And what
about all those vitamin supple-
ment choices in the supermar-
ket's vitamin aisle?
Ideally, human beings are
designed to eat whole foods
and absorb all the nutrients
they need from the foods they
eat. However, Americans tend
to eat so many processed foods
that getting your RDA of essen-
tial vitamins is sometimes diffi-
Should you opt f6r the vita-
min-enriched foods or even
take a multi-vitamin? Ask your
There is no "One size fits all"
answer to the vitamin question.
Different people have different
nutritional needs. And some
people have vitamin-related
health issues. For example,
while most people consider
bananas a healthy food choice,
eating bananas can be risky for.
those who have problems with
excess potassium.
Before making any change
to your diet or exercise plan,
consult your doctor. This is
especially important if you are
on any prescription medica-
tions. Some drugs interact
badly with foods that would
otherwise be considered

Pet owners should prepare for storms

With an above-average hurri-
cane season predicated for 2007,
now is the time for pet owners to
get prepared by creating a plan
and gathering supplies so you are
ready when a hurricane strikes.
"The key to survival during a
disaster for you and your animals
is to be as prepared as possible
before the storm hits," comment-
ed Randy Covey, director of disas-
ter services for The Humane Soci-
ety of the United States. "Take the
time to create a plan and 'assem-
ble an emergency kit for you and
your pet. By taking these steps
now, you will greatly increase
your pet's chances of survival."

There are over 358 million com-
panion animals living in Ameri-
can homes. According to nation-
al surveys post-Hurricane
Katrina, 61 percent of pet owners
will not leave their companion
animals behind during a disaster,
which highlights the need for pet
owners to prepare.
The Humane Society of the
United States advises all pet own-
ers to have a kit for their pet,
which should include:
Three-or-more-day supply
of food in airtight, water proof
container, and drinking water
Bowls for food and water
Current photos and physical

description of your pets, includ-
ing details on markings
Medications, vaccination
records and first aid pet supplies
Comfort items such as a toy
and blanket
Small garbage bags
For dogs include-leash,
harness and a sturdy carrier large
enough to use as a sleeping area
For cats include-litter and
litter box and a sturdy carrier
large enough for transport and for
your cat to use as a temporary
"apartment" for several days
Planning is key, and Mr. Covey
also advises:
Placing the pet emergency

supply kit by the door or directly
in your car so it is ready to go if
you need to evacuate quickly
Making sure your pet has vis-
ible identification on right now,
before you have to leave home
Talking with a trusted neigh-
bor who is home during the
workday and can evacuate your
pets if you are away
For more details on how you
can prepare, visit humanesociety.
org/disaster. Read more about
Hurricane Preparedness Month
at: http://www.hsus.org/hsus_
field/ hsus disastercenter/hurri-

Florida students continue to beat national average

Commissioner Jeanine Blomberg
recently announced the reading
and mathematics Florida Compre-
hensive Assessment Test (FCAT)
Norm-Referenced Test (NRT)
scores for third through 10th grade.
Each year, a portion of the FCAT
includes a national NRT. This is
used to measure how Florida stu-
dents are performing compared to
students nationally. In each grade,
Florida students have beaten the
national average score of 50.
"Teaching the Sunshine State
Standards in our schools is helping
our students remain nationally

competitive," said Commissioner
Blomberg. "When we equip our
children with the proper learning
tools we help them to succeed on a
multitude of levels."
The most common scores
reported for the NRT are national
percentile ranks. These scores tell
how a student ranked when com-
pared to a national comparison
sample. The scores range from the
first percentile to the 99th per-
centile, with the average student's
score at the 50th percentile. For
example, in fifth grade reading this
year, Florida's national percentile
rank is 74. This means that the aver-

age Florida fifth grader scored equal
to or better than 74 percent of the
national comparison sample.
The purpose of using the NRT is
to provide parents with an indica-
tion of how well students are doing
compared to their peers across the
nation. The national comparison
sample currently being used was
tested in 2002. Comparing the cur-
rent results to the national sample
indicates considerable learning
improvements by Florida students.
In fact, Florida's NRT performance
is well above average in all grades
on both reading and mathematics.
Mathematics scores for grades four

and five were in the top quarter of
the national sample.
The Stanford 10 is the national
NRT used by Florida. The content
assessed on the Stanford 10 is a
generalized national curriculum. It
includes some of the same con-
cepts of reading comprehension
and mathematics problem solving
as the FCAT, but does not assess
them in the same way. More infor-
mation about the Stanford 10 is
available on the department's web-
site at http://fcat.fldoe.org/pdffcat-
nrt-sat l0.pdf (PDF).
To view the NRT scores for third
through 10th grade, visit:

Corps of Engineers battles current drought issues

response to current drought
conditions, the U.S. Army COE
of Engineers, Jacksonville Dis-
trict (COE) is expediting evalua-
tion of a request from the South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) to change the
COE's regulation rules for Lake
Istokpoga and Water Conserva-

tion Areas 1, 2A and 3A.
The COE is working with the
SFWMD, the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service and the Florida
Departments of Environmental
Protection and Agriculture to
identify the extent of any poten-
tial environmental concerns and
other issues, and to streamline
processes to address them.

The SFWMD has determined
that the 2007 drought requires
management actions that are
different than those used in 2001
and is adapting their request to
the COE as the drought persists.
To conserve water, the COE is
currently limiting the use of the
locks on the Okeechobee Water-

Use of the locks may be fur-
ther limited as conditions con-
tinue to change.
Representatives of the COE'
South Florida Operations Office
report that the lower lake level
has allowed controlled burning
activity on portions of the
exposed lakebed, disposing of
debris and oxygenating the soil.