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SpECIAL COLL-P WILLIAMS 200 ;0 Saturday,April 26,2008
PO VILLE FL 32611700117007

BARTOW HIGH SCHOOL'S 150 top scholars received recognition Tuesday night Baccalaureate program, and Summerlin Academy. First time top scholars receive a
at the school's Hall of Fame induction and top scholars recognition program. The letter comparable to-an athletic letter; in subsequent years, they area awarded a
event recognizes the top scholars in each grade at BHS, the International bar to be worn on the letter. (Staff photo)

'Everybody Has a Clint Wright Story'

Everybody, according
to his daughter, has a
Clint Wright story.
Debra L. Wright,
daughter of the late edu-
cator, represented her
family Tuesday night
when Wright, who died
almost exactly one year
ago, was inducted
posthumously into the
Bartow High School Hall
of Fame.
Ms. Wright, who bears
a clear resemblance to
her father in both appear-
ance and personality, said
she and other members
of her family often are
approached in the gro-
cery store and asked if
they are related to Wright.
Everyone, she said,
"has to tell me a Clint
Wright story . about
how he impacted their
"He never turned water
into wine, but he kept the
party going," she
She asked everyone in
the Summerlin Building

auditorium who knew her
father to stand, and about
half the audience did.
She asked them to tell
children "a Clint Wright
Jeff Dodson, president
of B.E.S.T.T. (Best in
Education for Students of
Today and Tomorrow)
presented Ms. Wright
with a plaque honoring
her father.
Wright, who held a
doctorate in education,
was superintendent of the
Lake Wales Charter
School System when he
died at the age of 55. He
was born in Bartow on
Nov. 19, 1952, and gradu-
ated from Bartow High
School in 1971.
In his educational
career, he served as a
teacher, assistant princi-
pal, principal, assistant
superintendent, and
superintendent, and as
an adjunct professor at St.
Leo University and
Webber International

He was a popular moti-
vational speaker, fre-
quently speaking to stu-
dents about staying in
school and continuing
their higher education.
He also spoke often to
students in the juvenile
justice system regarding
career paths and educa-
tional opportunities.
The Hall of Fame hon-
ors graduates of
Summerlin Institute,
Union Academy, and BHS
- the institution created
when SI and UA were
merged with the integra-
tion of Polk County
schools who have gone
on to achieve prominence
in the county, state, or
The B.E.S.T.T. organi-
zation is a community
support for the high
school, with emphasis on
academic support and
At the Hall of Fame
program this year in its
15th year B.E.S.T.T.
presents academic letters

to the top scholars at
BHS, the International
Baccalaureate program,
and Summerlin Academy.
Students, faculty, and
staff members who have
achieved special honors
in the school year also are
recognized at the event.
This year, they were:
Chris Guice, teacher
of the year and National
Board certified teacher.
Benita Conley,
school-related employee
of the year.
Lydia Alderman,
Charlotte Bonney, Jerry
Conrad, Patsy Goss,
Randy Hall, and John
Rhoden, retiring teachers.
Monica Bhutiani,
Kaleb Delk, Christopher
Lioi, Jaclyn Nelson,
Jasmina Ouhri, Richard
Schuler, and Emily
Trogolo, National Merit
Scholarship semi-final-
For a listing of top
scholars, see related story
on Page 8-A.

Townhouse Zoning Approved;

Trail Extension Prospects Dim


Bartow city commissioners gave
final approval to construction of a
22-unit townhouse development
on East Church Street at First
Avenue, and acknowledged that
hopes to extend the Fort Fraser
Trail along that site are fading.
The two-bedroom and three-
bedroom units, facing First Avenue
on the northeast corner of Church
and First, probably will be priced at
about $180,000, Joshua Cheney,
director of planning for Moduss,
Inc., told the commission.
(Cnmmiisionepr and nepirhhnrs

expressed few concerns about the
townhouses, but said they had
hoped that the Fort Fraser Trail, a
rails-to-trails project that stretches
from Lakeland to just south of Van
Fleet Drive, would follow that
Robert Henry, who lives in the
Church Street Historic District just
west of the townhouse site, asked if
there was any chance that the trail
would be extended south near First
"At this time, the answer is 'no,"'
Mayor Brian Hinton replied. The
problem is getting permission for a
railway crossing, he said. '
H-Tpnrv said that the Dpnt of

Transportation demolished the
overpass on Van Fleet Drive hfat
would have provided safe passage,
and suggested that the city ask
DOT to build a "fly-over" over Van
Gil LePlante, who also lives in
the historic district, said any devel-
opment in the area should enhance
preservation of the Thompson Co.
cigar factory.
"I hope you can come up with
something other than townhous-
es," he said.
Cheney said the design of the
townhouses will be compatible

(SeePage 5A)

DEBRA L. WRIGHT, daughter of the late Clint
Wright, receives a plaque from B.E.S.T.T. President Jeff
Dodson, recognizing her father's induction into the
Bartow High School Hall of Fame. (Staff photo)

Hearing Monday On

Zoning For Office
A proposal to rezone a meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday
home on East -Stanford -at city hall. '-
Street to a professional The board also will
office building will go hold a publichearing on i
before the Bartow Zoning proposal to revise parking
Board for a public hearing ratios required for resi
on Monday. dential, professiona:
The house is 10o ted at office, and downtown
195 East Stanford St., due business land uses.
west 'of Associate After the hearings, th(
Reformed Presbyterian board is scheduled t(
Church. hold a work session on
Lynn Rhodes has revisions to the city's land
applied to the city to development code and
change the land use and comprehensive plan.
zoning designation- on Although not on the
the parcel. agenda for action on
There are homes to the Monday, the board has
south and west, a law taken under considera-
office across the street to tion then tabled a
the north, and the church proposal to impose a
to the east. "zoning in progress
At present, a special quasi-moratorium on
exception use has been development while the
granted to allow a profes- board considers revisions
sional office in the resi- to the development code
dence. and the comp plan.
The zoning board will

Mined Land Slightly Radioactive

Third installment of a
three-part story on the
Florida Institute of
Phosphate Research.


Concerns that mining
exposes workers and the
public to elevated levels
of radioactivity have'been
raised since at least the
early 1980s. And the
Florida Institute of
Phosphate Research has
sponsored about a dozen
studies in response.
In 1986, a FIPR-funded
study found that the con-
centrations of radioactivi-
ty in certain crops grown

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on mined land were "sig-
nificantly higher" than
the average on unmined
However, the higher
levels were "quite low and
are not considered a
health concern," the
study stated.
FIPR hired Florida
Audubon in 1986 to find
out if certain animals
inhabiting mined lands
also had higher levels of
radioactivity. Reptiles,
armadillos, turtles and
alligators were sampled.
Only the turtles had a
radioactivity level, but
not high enough to
endanger the health of
people who eat them, the
study concluded.
Another study found
birds inhabiting mined
sites had four times the
level of Radium-226 in
their bones than the max-

imum acceptable for
humans. But since the
birds normally had a
short life span, the radi-
um was unlikely to harm
them, the study conclud-
FIPR conducted anoth-
er study to determine if
it's safe to eat fish taken
from pits on mined lands.
That study compared the
levels of Radium-226,
Lead 210, mercury and
cadmium in fish from
mine pits and natural
The only notable dif-
ference between the fish
was that mercury levels
were higher in the natur-
al-lake fish. That's appar-
ently due to the fact that
natural lakes have been in
existence longer, so they
have absorbed more mer-

(See Page 5A)

Small amounts of radioactive materials, like radium, are a natural part of
Florida's geology. As part of the phosphate rock, they are processed with it and may
accumulate in or on some equipment. In this photo, radiation levels are measured
with a survey meter. (Photo provided by FIPR)
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Across the

i Back Fence

Dayton Blake Oxford

Library is celebrating Hollywood with a display of
movie posters. From classics to the not yet released,
the library is featuring posters from all generations.
The exhibit also features autographs and film projec-
tors (above). Posters were provided by Cobb Theaters
and library staff, and MidFlorida Federal Credit Union
offered a popcorn machine. Chana Smith designed
the exhibit. Visitors may view the film memorabilia
Monday through Thursdays from 4 to 6:30 p.m.,
.Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. or on Saturday from 2 to 4:30
p.m. (Staff photos)

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Look who's finally here
. .. Dayton Blake Oxford
of Bartow was born
Monday, April 21, 2008, at
6:51 p.m. at Winter Haven
Regency. Weighing in at 7
lbs., 3 oz., he was 20 inch-
es long.
Parents of the cute lit-
tle baby boy are Dustin
Oxford and Brittany Hall.
Sharing hugging duty
are grandparents Melodie
and Ed Willis and Melonie

Hall, all of Bartow; Randy
and Ana Oxford of North
Carolina; and Joe Dowdy
of Auburndale.

Have family news you'd
like to share? Send your
information by e-mail to
news@polkcountydemoc-, or call the news
department at 533-4183,
or drop us a note at PO.
Box 120, Bartow, 33830.

Chipmunks In The Park

Polk County Leisure
Services presents "Alvin
and the Chipmunks," a
PG-rated movie in the
This free, family-
friendly event will take
place at WahnetaPark
tennis courts, 118-1/2 N.
Rifle Range Rd., Wahneta,
on Saturday, May 3, at 8

Families are asked to
bring insect repellent and
chairs or blankets to sit
on. Free popcorn is pro-
vided and drinks will be
available for purchase.
For more information,
call Jennifer Wilson at
534-4340 or visit

THE STAR WARS saga comes back to life through
classic posters.

Brewster Reunion In Bartow May 3

Anyone born and raised in
Brewster, who attended school or
worked'there, have friends and rel-
atives in the community, may bring
the family and enjoy the Brewster
reunion on Saturday, May 3.
The event will be held at the
Bartow Civic Center and will begin
at 11 a.m., with covered dish lun-
cheon at 12:30 p.m. The reunion
committee will furnish the meat
and families are asked to bring a

side dish or dessert to serve
approximately seven to 10 people.
Coffee, tea, ice, cups, plates, eat-
ing .utensils, and napkins also are
Pre-registration is $10 per per-
son, with children under 12 free.
Each person purchasing a ticket
will be given a Brewster memora-
bilia T-shirt, so include shirt size.
Also, extra shirts may be ordered
at registration for $10 each. Just list

Women's Health Fair Has Added Features

Winter Haven Hospital and
Regency Medical Center are pre-
senting a Women's Health Fair on
Saturday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to 1
p.m., at the Regency Medical
Center, 101 Avenue O, S.E., Winter
Two special features have been
added to this year's fair garden-
ing tips and demonstrations by
members of the Gardenia Garden
Club at 9, 10, and 11 a.m., and local
artists will display their artwork

throughout the building from 8
a.m. to 1 p.m.
Reservations are required to
receive a blood chemistry profile
and mammograms. A take-home
colon cancer detection kit can also
be reserved.
A variety of free screenings will
be available without appoint-
ments, such as blood pressure,
height/weight, body fat percent-
age, oxygen level check,' and
screenings for your feet, hearing,

On Golden Pond Presented By Lakeland Theatre

Lakeland Community Theatre
presents its fourth main stage pro-
duction of the 2007-08 season, On
Golden Pond.
In the love story, Robert and
Ingrid MacDonald, as Norman and
Ethel Thayer, are returning to their
summer home for the 48th year.
They are visited by their divorced
daughter and fiance who then go
off to Europe leaving his teenage
son behind for the summer.

The play runs April 24 through
May 4. Performances are Thursday
and Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sundayat
2:00 p.m.
Tickets are $17 for adults and $8
for students.
Directed by Jim Beck, the
Lakeland Community Theatre cast
includes the MacDonalds, Katie
Heidegger as Chelsea, the daugh-
ter; Tom Palmer as Bill Ray,

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April 26, 2008


The Polk County Democrat 3A

Olma Hendrick To

Note 95th Birthday

Olma Hendrick will be
honored at a reception for
his 95th birthday in Reid
Hall at First United
Methodist Church, Fort
Meade on Saturday, May
3, from 2 to 4 p.m.
He was born May 3,
1913, to Charles Bunyan
Hendrick and Ardelia
Watson Hendrick in Fort
Meade, where he has
lived all 95 years.
He is the sixth and only
surviving child in a family
of eight children.
He married Lovie Lee
Bozeman in 1936 who
passed away in 1978, and
then married Doris Poole,
who died in 2000.
He and Lovie had two
chlidren, Alene Sloan
Weatherford, who died in
2006, and MargyWiliams,

who is married to Jimmy
O. Williams and lives in
Polk City.
Hendrick has four.
grandchildren, Beverly
Williams Bright, Jimmy O.
Williams, Jr., Susan Sloan
Copeland, and Steven
Sloan, and five great-
He and Doris also
raised her grandaughter,
Angie Murphy Gordon.
Hendrick has been
involved in cattle, citrus,
and farming for many
He has been an active
member of the Fort
Meade Historical
Museum and attends
First United Methodist
Church Bible study class.
The family has asked
that no gifts be given

BagIt Plans Yard Sale

Bartow Against
Garbage in Town (BagIt)
will hold a garage sale
today at 8 a.m.
The event will be held
at 2131 Village Road in
Highland Lakes Estates.
The proceeds from the
sake will benefit BagIt in

their fight against a
planned landfill by
Republic Services. Cash
donations also will be
For more information,
visit www.bartowland- or e-mail bagit-

National Day of Prayer

'May One' in Bartow

The first Thursday in
May each year is desig-
nated as the National Day
of Prayer.
Bartow Ministerial
Association encourages
everyone to make some
special time on that day
to pray for our communi-
ty, our state, our nation
and our world. Many
churches in Bartow will
have sanctuaries open for
individuals to come and
pray as their schedule
allows throughout the
BMA also invites, the
community to join in a
time of prayer at Fort
Blount Park at 5:05 p.m.
on Thursday, May 1.
In that May "one" is the
date of this year's Day of


Happy 25th
Birthday on
April 19th
Natam, Vad,

Omatci & Tyer

Prayer, those joining in
this prayer gathering will
be asked to include in
their prayers a petition
for the future that begins,
"May one (day) ..."
"In this way, collective-
ly the participants will
give expression to the
vision of what they hope
to see as God's kingdom
comes and His will is
done on earth as it is in
heaven," Pastor Roy Lowe
For more information
about scheduled, obser-
vances by local churches,
contact the church
offices. For information
about the community
gathering, contact Lowe
at 533-0904.

Due to extenuating cir-
cumstances, Pastor
Shirley A. Williams has
announced that St. Paul
A.M.E. Church will not
hold the Christian educa-
tion summit scheduled
for today at 10 a.m.

Democrat & Leader
Advertising pays
Big Dividends

Methodist Churches Hold ARP Church Holds 29th
Fellowship Day at Homeland Children's Spring Musical

Asbury and First
United Methodist
Churches of Bartow will
hold their Methodist
Fellowship Day at
Homeland Heritage Park
on Sunday, April 27.
In the : 1880s,
Homeland was the site of
the Peas Creek
Campground and the
area became known as
the "Mother of
Methodism" in South
For the past eight
years, First UMC has
returned to its roots and
had a day of celebration,
worship, food, and fel-
lowship, and this year
Asbury UMC will join.
Activities begin at 10 a.m.
with an outdoor concert
by the gospel quartet,
Praise Hymn.
At 11 a.m., the congre-
gation'will gather in the
Homeland Methodist
Church Sanctuary.
Special music will be
provided by Praise Hymn,
the adult and children's
choirs, and favorites out
of the Cokesbury Hymnal
accompanied by Carol
Keen on the piano. An
accompanist from Asbury
will play the offertory.

After the worship ser-
vice, both congregations
will have dinner on the
grounds, Corn on the cob
and pulled pork will be
provided by Bruce Lee.
Everyone attending is
asked to bring a vegetable
or dessert to share.
Beverages and tableware
will be provided.
Some picnic tables and
bleacher seating is avail-
able, but some may want
to bring lawn chairs and
card tables for a comfort-
able dinner in the shade
of the large oak trees.
After-dinner activities
will include recreational
activities for the young-
at-heart and more music
by the featured musicians'
and open mike perfor-
!That evening, the 6:33
p.m.. New Praise service
will be held at First UMC
sanctuary, ., 305 South
-'Btbadway. :Dr. Ed Thorn
will present the message
as a character mono-
Morning worship ser-
vices will not be held in
either Asbury or First
UMC sanctuary.
For more information,
call 533-0904

Bartow Associate
Reformed Presbyterian
Church children will pre-
sent its 29th annual chil-
dren's spring musical,
"Nic at Night,"
Wednesday, April 30, at 7
p.m., at the church.
The musical was writ-
ten by Kathie Hill, and
relates the nighttime
meetings of Nicodemus
with Jesus, and his
defense of Jesus at the
nighttime meeting of the
Sanhedrin, followed by
his ministry.
The annual spring
musical is a highlight in
the younger youth pro-:
gram of :the:, church.:
However, this year'sSmusi-
cal also will feature adults
and older students who
serve in the more chal-
lenging roles.
Middle and senior high
students are Sarah
Campbell. as, the, hostess,
Dean Butler,;i TnahiSI
Levan, Forrest Butler,
Noah Butler, and
Brawlery Adams as
Pharisees. Adult roles are
Mike Baine as
Nicodemus, Jamie Hill as
Jesus, and Joe Carvajal as
Joseph ofArimathea.
Grade school perform-
ers are: fifth graders -
Meredith McGinnis as
Aunt Ellen, Margaret
Long, as Julie, Zach
Hastings as guard, and
Ben Putnam as Nate;

First Baptist
Wahneta Sets
Gospel Sing

fourth graders Virginia
Lawrence as Becca,
Katherine Patrick; as
Nebbie, Savannah Baine
as Sara, Jennifer
Bontrager as Reba, and
Jack James as Tobiah;
Third graders -
Elizabeth McGinnis as
Mary, Matthew Gill and
Logan Hill as Hebrew
boys; second graders -
Leslie White, Rachel
Patrick, Callie Pittman,
Allie Albritton, and Amy
Hastings as Hebrew girls;
first graders IHope
Peavey as McKenzie,
Isaac Albritton as Tiler,
and Madison Baine, Elisa
JoerShelby Hall, Abby
Anna Putniam,
Christopher Gill, and
Nicholas Gill as Hebrew
Pre-schoolers Andy
James and Micah Patrick
as Hebrew children,`and
SBev Greear Aresly
B^ieRatega Aln A on,
Annabelle Joyner, Libbye
Putnam, Emma Putnam,
Phoenix Dickey, Dallas
Dickey, Jonah Patrick,
and Jay Greeat a' the
caterpillars who turn into
Janet Heidtman and
Kem Cook are the direc-
tors, assisted by Mike
Baine directing the
Pharisees, and 'by -Teri
Lawrence, sound.
Kindergarten-leaders are
Debbie Peavey ,and Gay
Ford. Barbara Lassiter
designed and made, the
costumes. Zach astngs,
Ben Putnam,an jack
James help with the cur-

May 1
Oak Park Baptist
Church has changed its
training union time from
6 to 5 p.m. along with
changing evening service
time from 7 to 6 p.m.
May 3
Missionary Baptist
Church of. Bartbw.;-will
hold its annual :scholar-
ship bdniquet 'at;6 pim.

SMay 7
Christian Women's
Club of South' Lakeland
will hold "Helpful Hints
for Good Health" lun-
cheon at The Club at
F:alobhrnnleo 1 1 a to

162:3 p .m U First Baptist Church of C
12:30p ay10 Wahneta will hold a Call
'First United gospel singing conven-
Methodist Church of Fort tion Sunday Aril 27, at r 285862
eade ;.-135 Broadway, 1:30 p.m. pa yi
dt m y For more information, place yO
.7 T featuring Tribute call Ginger Fortner, presi- hurch ne: s
" meattrin::T. ibutedent, at 533-8896. -h s
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For more information,

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April 26, 2008

Wrong Way To Choose a Vice President

Americans who are old
enough to remember the
administration of George Her-
bert Walker Bush may recall
awakening one morning to hear
news broadcasts that President
Bush had been stricken ill -
perhaps seriously ill during a
visit to Japan.
And they may remember
gasping slightly as they whis-
pered the words, "President
Sen. Dan Quayle of Indiana
was chosen by Bush to be his
running mate in the 1988 elec-
tion. Quayle may well have
been a good choice, but the vot-
ers barely knew him.
Like most vice presidential
candidates, he was chosen for
what political strengths he
could bring to his party's ticket,
and perhaps because his lack of
national reputation would not
detract from that of the presi-
At any rate, almost nobody
had heard of him before he was
tapped for the vice presidential
nomination, and had Bush

been as ill at it appeared he
might have been, Quayle would
have assumed the office of pres-
ident as a virtual unknown.

Vice presidential candidates
typically are selected to "bal-
ance the ticket," to please or
at least appease voters who
have major misgivings about
the presidential candidate, but
might be willing to vote for him
if he had a "more acceptable"
running mate.
When Massachusetts liberal
John E Kennedy tapped his
arch-rival, Texan Lyndon B.
Johnson to be his running mate,
it was an obvious pairing of
political opposites created to
appeal to a broad spectrum of
voters. And it worked.
As fate would have it, Johnson
was thrust into the presidency.
Whatever your opinion of his
political philosophy, his politi-
cal skills and qualifications to
hold that office were well estab-
In that regard, he was in the
minority of vice presidents.

Guessing who will be tapped
as vice presidential running
mates is a tradition as old as the
conventions at which delegates
rubber stamp the choice of the
presidential nominee.
Voters debate for months the
qualifications of the presiden-
tial nominee to hold that office,
but neither the nominees nor
the party pros give the slightest
thought to the leadership quali-
fications of the vice presidential
This year is no exception.
Most of the speculation at
this point is on the possible
Democratic vice presidential
nominees, even though the
presidential candidate has not
been chosen.
Hillary Clinton, as a woman,
obviously must choose a male
running mate. (Why? Just
because, that's why.) Might it be
her opponent and political
nemesis, Barack Obama?
After all, not only is he male;
he's also a minority.
If Hillary wins the presidency,

Bill will be the power behind the
throne, as she was in her hus-
band's presidency. But he's not
even under consideration for
the title of vice president.
Must Obama extend the olive
branch to Clinton and offer her
the vice presidential nomina-
tion? No, because it's okay to
have two men on the ticket, just
not two women. (Why? Just
because; that's why.)
Perhaps Bill Richardson. Not
only is he Caucasian; he's also
Hispanic. Two minorities on the
ticket, but one a white-skinned

Would any of these candi-
dates have the political and
intellectual qualifications to
hold the presidency, and would
they share the nominee's politi-
cal vision so that they could
carry on the policies that
attracted the voters to the nom-
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In my childhood, we
did our lessons on a slate
by the light of an open
fire, and solved our math
problems on an abacus.
Actually, I never mas-
tered the abacus, which
explains why I am, to this
day, mathematically
challenged. And the
rough surface of the slate
explains my illegible
That's my story, and
I'm sticking to it.
Hand-held calculators
have long since replaced
the abacus, not to men-
tion adding machines
and slide rules, and a lap-
top computer is almost
as essential to today's
scholars as a No. 2 pencil
was to my generation.
Some things, however,
I thought would never
change. Like kites.
Wrong again.
Liam, our five-and-a-
half-year-old grandson,
graduated from Florida
Southern College this
week. It took him only
,three years.
Okay, it was the educa-
tion lab program, in
which education majors
get experience dealing
with youngsters as young
as 2, but this is my story,
and I'll tell it my way.
Liam's Uncle Loyal and
Aunt Julie gave him a kite
for a graduation present.
(I'm sure he'll enjoy it
more if not for as long
- as the books that Mary
and I selected.)

Kites are one of those
things that I would sus-
pect had not changed
much since my child-
Hey, Bubba, everything
has changed since my
Liam's kite is made
completely of plastic,
except for the string used
to fly it, which appears to
be nylon.
There is no such thing
as an indestructible kite,
but this. one ;came,
through its maiden flight'
in perfect condition.
Back in my day, kites
were made of tissue-
weight paper. Two sticks
placed at right angles
gave the kite its shape. I
don't know what kind of
sticks they used to make
kites, but matchsticks are
stronger. It you launched
your kite for the first time
without breaking one of
them, you were ahead of
the game.
Thin cotton string out-
lined the kite, with a tri-
angular link of string to
which you tied your ball
of twine. And it had a tail
of crepe paper, or a rag, or
whatever you could find
around the house. I don't
think store-bought kits
even came with tails.
I realize that if you
tried to build a kite from
this description, you
would end up with a cross
between a cocktail nap-
kin and a paper airplane,
but if you've read this far,

you probably had a kite
like that and you know
what I'm talking about.
Which means, inciden-
tally, that you're not as
young as you used to be.
Liam's kite is all plastic,
as I said. There are two
plastic cross-pieces like
the ones that were made
of sissy-sticks in my day,
plus a third one. Before I
could figure out where
that one went, Liam had it
put together. Okay, was his aunt or
his uncle, but Liam would
have figured it out before
I did.
In place of that trian-
gular loop of string, it has
a triangular piece of plas-
tic. Nothing to break;
nothing to get tangled.
And instead of that
crepe paper tail, it had a
plastic corkscrew tail that
looks like it belongs on
Porky Pig. Liam's kite is an
aerodynamic marvel.
You know that expres-
sion "When pigs fly"? This
is close.
Loyal and Julie and I
took Liam to Mary Hol-
land Park, where our own
kids used to fly kites.
There were few trees in
Mary Holland Park back
then. That has changed.
One thing has not
changed: trees still love
kites, as in love to' eat
them. But when this plas-
tic marvel flew into a tree,
Loyal gently coaxed it out,
in one piece.
It lived to fly again.

History From Our Files
Compiled from the files of The Democrat by Loyal Frisbie

50 Years Ago
Seven private clubs and a
score of suspected bootleg
joints were raided Saturday
in the biggest single assault
in history on the liquor trade
in legally dry Polk County.
Sheriff Hagan Parrish, who
coordinated the raids, said
about 70 men took part,
including sheriff's deputies,
State Beverage Dept. agents,
Polk County highway patrol-
men, police officers of the
cities affected, and represen-
tatives of the county solici-
tor's office.
Beginning Friday, May 1,
24 local merchants will
change their store hours to
remain open until 8 o'clock
on Fridays and close at 5:30
on weekdays, it was
announced today.
45 Years Ago
Page One headline: Wet-
Dry Forces Speed Drives for
Support; 'Drys' Schedule
Rally, 'Wets' Advertise.

A new 1,800-ton dragline,
said to be the largest avail-
able for phosphate mining,
will be delivered to Virginia-
Carolina Chemical Corp.
here late this year, V-C share-
holders were told today.
Bartow's Key Club made
an unprecedented sweep of
honors at the state conven-
tion of Florida Key Clubs in
Hollywood Beach this week-
end. Hal Parkerson was elect-
ed state treasurer; a Bartow
musical combo won the tal-
ent contest and will go on the
national competition; and
the Bartow High School club
won the "single service"
award and placed second
with its achievement report.
40 Years Ago
Polk County was one of 22
additional counties placed
under a "no burning" procla-"
mation by Gov. Claude Kirk
yesterday in the prolonged
drought conditions existing
in nearly every section of

Florida. .
The Polk County Comri
mission authorized a pump-
ing operation Tuesday to
raise the level of the dwin-
dling pools in Peace River
Park in order to maintain the
wildlife population in the
A Lakeland man was con-
victed at 2 a.m. Saturday of
first degree murder in the
shooting death of his wife.
The jury recommended
mercy, and Circuit Judge Allie
Lane sentenced the man to
life imprisonment. Shortly
afterward, as his father was
driving home to break the
news to the younger man's
mother, he was killed in an
auto crash, blamed on a
drunken driver.
Six Polk County school
principals and two assistant
principals who resigned in
the mass statewide teacher
walkout on Feb. 19 received
principalship appointments

iand continuing ,contracts
During a special called school
board meeting Friday.
'35 Years Ago
Construction will begin in
May on the new concentrat-
ed phosphate fertilizer com-
plex of International Miner-
als and Chemical Corp., Pres-
ident R.A. Lenon announced
Janet Booream was
named reserve champion in
overall competition on Sun-
day at the Ridge Riders 12th
annual horse show held at
the livestock pavilion. She
won firsts in halter classes
(mares) and English equi-
Paul Dennis Kragh of Bar-
tow and Linda Diana Allen of
Fort Meade are among 10
Polk County Student Teacher
Achieved Recognition (STAR)
students who will be recog-
nized in May by the Polk
Assn. of Chambers of Com-
merce, it was announced

30 Years Ago
Wanda Sams, a senior at
Bartow High School, has won
a $3,000 scholarship to the
college of her choice, it was
announced today.
Apparently unsuccessful
in his attempt to get city
commission backing for the
twice-rescinded pay raises
for six city executives. City
Mgr. Ralph Bowers warned
the city commission Monday
night it is City Atty. George
Dunlap's job to advise the
city commissioners if they
are violating the city charter.
25 Years Ago
United States and Con-
federate flags flew side-by-,
side Sunday afternoon on the
Polk County courthouse
lawn as the county Sons of
Confederate Veterans
observed Florida's Confeder-
ate Memorial Day. The SCV
Camp's first lieutenant com-
mander, Mark A. Hall, led in

recitation of the Pledge of
Allegiance to the U.S. flag
and in the salute to the Con-
federate flag.
Community spirit has
made a lot of difference in
how new school boundaries
and grade structures have
been designed in Polk Coun-
ty. Plans presented for Bar-
tow, Mulberry and Fort
Meade have met with little or
no resistance and probably
will be implemented with lit-
tle change in the next two
years. On the other hand,
Lake Wales and Winter
Haven parents are widely
divided on what's best for
education in their communi-
ties and Lakeland has scarce-
ly even begun to talk about it.
W.R. Grace and Co.
announced Tuesday that
about 50 employees will be
out of jobs as the result of a
partial shutdown of its Bar-
tow fertilizer chemical com-

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FIPR Studies Reclaimed Sites

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cury from atmospheric
fallout, said Brian Birky,
FIPR radiological health
research director.
Scientists from FIPR
and Department of
Health scientists also test-
ed phosphate workers for
their exposure to radia-
tion in the mid-1990s.
Radiation detection
"badges" were placed on
hundreds of workers,
including those doing the
most risky task scrap-
ing a scale laced with
radium off a "filter pan" in
a chemical screening
device. The levels detect-
ed even on those workers
were within the accept-
able limit for the general
"There's no significant,
compelling reason to
conduct further study on
that particular concern
with radiation," said

the moonscape
FIPR also has conduct-
ed numerous studies
intended to improve the
environmental quality of
reclaimed mine sites.
Some of those studies
reached conflicting con-
For example, a 2001
study by environmental
scientist Laurie
MacDonald found that
gopher tortoises actually
reproduce more offspring
on sandy reclamation
areas than on natural
Wetlands ecologist
Kevin Erwin, in another
study, also found there
were more waterfowl and

fish, but less native
wildlife, on reclaimed
sites. However, he
described the man-made
wetland ecosystems as
Another set of studies,
by Henry Mushinsky and
others at the University of
South Florida, found that
a dozen species of lizards,
turtles and birds found on
unmined sites were
"under-represented or
absent" from mined sites.
He attributed that to a
significant change in
habitat, primarily
through the loss of exten-
sive tree canopy and
FIPR also hired hydrol-
ogist Peter Schreuder to
experiment with using
mined sites as water sup-
ply projects. Schreuder
stored municipal waste
water in a clay settling
area and- filtered it
through a man made wet-
land and a sand tailings
pile to produce water that
meets almost all the
state's drinking water
The mining company
CF Industries is now
planning to put that
research to use. CF has
proposed diverting water
from the Peace River to a.
clay settling area near
Fort Meade where it
would be treated and
injected into the ground.
The goal is to restock a
public resource, said CF
Vice President Herschel
Morris, who sits on the
FIPR board.
"I think about a lot of
this in terms of how to
solve problems," said
Richardson, the FIPR
research director over

reclamation issues.
"Essentially, FIPR acts
sort of as a scientific think
tank regarding industry
issues that come before
it," said FIPR board mem-
ber Ann Paul, a Tampa
Bay regional coordinator
for the Florida Audubon.
Paul feels the studies
conducted by FIPR are
scientific and appropri-
ate. But she also encour-
ages people who feel
important issues are
being neglected to sug-
gest the institute study
"On the one hand, we
can't approve projects
that aren't presented," she
said. "On the other hand,
making the most efficient
use of phosphate rock
here in Florida benefits
not only the companies,
which would clearly ben-
efit from using their
resources more efficient-
ly, but also the people.
Because we can't afford to
waste the resources of the
Clifford said the insti-
tute's role is not to moni-
tor the companies' com-
pliance with regulations.
That's the job of the EPA
and the DEP, he said.
"FIPR's not charged
with doing everything,"
he said. "We spend the
funds on the highest pri-
orities that can help the
industry operate and
the government "operate
- in an environmental
"Our job is not to casti-
gate or defend the indus-
try" Clifford said. "We're
not involved in that

Trail Extension Not Probable

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with the historic dis-
He said the plan is to
build the two-story devel-
opment in increments of
four units.
Commissioner Adrian
Jackson said he had
hoped to get a status
report on "traffic calming
devices" on Church Street
before taking final action
on the townhouses.
City Mgr. George A.
Long said the Community
Redevelopment Agency
has retained a consultant
to design them.
Jackson also said he
wanted to maintain the
option of extending the
Fort Fraser Trail through
that area to the cigar fac-
tory and the L.B. Brown
"We have no vision for
what that area could be,"
he said.
As for a trail route, "it
seems like a lost cause,"
he said.
But he acknowledged
that townhouses would
be preferable to industrial
development, which
would be allowed under
existing zoning.


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Hinton said that the
announced goal for the
trail is to bring visitors to
downtown Bartow.
Commissioner James E
Clements asked Cheney if
the developer would be
willing to build sidewalks
wide enough to accomo-
date the trail.
"It's something that
could be discussed,"
Cheney replied.
Commissioners voted
unanimously to approve
companion ordinances
changing the land use
from industrial to medi-
um density residential,
and the zoning from I-2
(heavy industrial) to resi-
dential planned develop-
Commissioner Leo
Longworth said the city
should consider extend-
ing the historic district
boundaries to take in the
old cigar factory.
In other business, the
Postponed final
action on an annexation
ordinance on a 20-foot
strip of land fronting on
State Road 60 because

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The Democrat failed to
publish a notice of public
hearing -on the project.
Designated Clements
and Jackson to recom-
mend two people for
appointment to the
Library Board.
Heard Long and
Hinton urge rejection of
House Resolution 7125,
which would create an
amendment to the
Florida Constitution to
limit the growth of
municipal governments
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growth in population and
Retained the law firm
of Stidham and Stidham
to defend the city in a
lawsuit filed by Southern
Holdings, which wants to
buy a parcel of city-
owned land on South
Woodlawn Avenue.
Gave a round of
applause to Hinton for his
service as mayor for the
past year. Hinton's term
on the commission
expires on May 5; he did
not seek re-election.


Our museum porch
was buzzing with activity
last Thursday as we cele-
brated the 96th birthday
of Velma Howell, one of
our very active volun-
All the volunteers
brought a salad and those
were the best salads in
the world. We do have
some good cooks and
they all would have won a
blue ribbon for their sal-
Velma was presented a
pretty watch with a large
face that is easy to read by
the Historical Society .
She was surrounded by
her family and friends,
which made a happy day
for her.
I take a look at her
active energy in doing
things and think how nice
it is-to be able to reach the
age of 96 and then won-
der if I'll ever make it. So,
it's Happy Birthday to
Velma Howell and may
you have many more.

Back to the history of
the citrus groves with my
glass of orange juice by
my side.
During the 1880s, cit-
rus groves covered a large
area of the territory sur-
rounding Fort Meade and
other areas of Polk
Of course, all work was
done by hand and some
of the early photographs
show spraying being done
from a barrel with a hand
pump being carried on a
horse-drawn cart. Two
men were needed to
operate it: one to pump
the spray and the other to
direct the spray on the
In those days, growers
counted their holdings by
the number of trees
rather than the number of
acres and sold their fruit
by the individual orange
rather than by the box.
In 1882, George
Summerlin, who had
planted a grove in Bartow
reported a sale of 25,000
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The northern market was
good but the transporta-
tion facilities made it dif-
ficult to ship fruit. Some
growers hauled their fruit
to Tampa where it was
loaded on ships and car-
ried north, while others
hauled their fruit to
Wildwood, then to the
nearest rail point.
About 1895, the first
packing house machinery
began arriving in Polk
County as growers began
modernizing their opera-
tions. When the railroad
stretched into Polk
County, providing rapid
shipment of fruit to the
northern states, a citrus
boom swept the area and
optimistic investors
began clearing land and
planting groves.
On Dec. 12, 1894,
nature took a hand and
turned the boom into a
disaster. An icy wave
swept out of the north,
sending temperatures in
Polk County below the 28-
degree mark.
Some fruit was dam-
aged and few trees hurt,
but the growers took
stock of their losses and
assured themselves that it
was not as bad as it could
have been. The cold lin-
gered a few days, to be
followed by a month of
warm, wet, spring-like
weather. Frozen fruit and
damaged leaves'fell from
the trees and tender new

buds began popping from
the bare branches.
On Feb. 7, a second
freeze slammed without a
warning across Florida.
Temperatures in Polk
County fell to 18 degrees.
Oranges, frozen to their
centers, burst on the trees
and the bark of many
trees was split, as the
freezing sap expanded.
In some groves more
than 90 percent of the
trees were killed. The
wealthy growers of
January were paupers in
Many predicted that
the citrus industry would
never recover. Some
growers did give up their
holdings and entered
other endeavors. The oth-
ers, however, rolled up
their sleeves, grubbed out
the dead trees and began
Their faith in PoJk
County as the potential
citrus center of the world
has been many times jus-
tified since then.
More next week on the
citrus industry.

Don't forget the
Maypole Dance on May 1
in the museum back yard
with about 750 students
taking part. The time is 9
o'clock in the morning.
Come watch the third
graders perform.

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Elizabeth R.
Elizabeth R. Howard,
83, of New Smyrna Beach
died Thursday, April 17,
2008, at Florida Lutheran
Health Center in DeLand.
Born in 1924 in
Arcadia to Miriam S. and
.H. Parker Howard of
Bartow, Miss Howard
graduated from Haines
City High School and
attended the University
of Tampa.
She retired as a federal
civil service employee in
1979. She worked for the
U.S. Air Force in
Washington, D.C., and
Paris. She was a member
of First Baptist Church
and Ruth Sunday school
class in New Smyrna
Miss Howard is sur-
vived by a brother, H.
Parker Howard, Jr., of
Jacksonville; two sisters,
Rose Howard Long of
Sanford, and Esel Howard
Rasor of Pittsford, N.Y.;
three nieces; four
nephews; and seven
great-nieces and great-
Memorial service:
Tuesday, April 29, 11a.m.,
Florida Lutheran Health
Care Center, DeLand,
Interment: Wildwood
Cemetery, Bartow.
Baldwin Brothers Funeral
and Cremation Service,
New Smyrna Beach.
In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made
to the Lutheran Health
Center, 450 North
McDonald Ave., DeLand,
32724. Condolences may
be sent at www.baldwin-
brothers. net.

William A.
William A. Grimsley,
87, of Bartow, died of
severe respiratory failure
Sunday, April 20, 2008, at
Bartow Regional Medical
Born January 20, 1921,
Mr. Grimsley was a
retired truck driver. He
was a member of First
Providence Missionary
Baptist Church in Bartow.
;-Mr-.-Grimsley was pre-
ceded in death by his
wife, Marie Grimsley.
Survivors include a
son, William Ray
Grimsley of Bartow; and,
many nieces and
Visitation: Friday, April
25, 5 to 7 p.m., Williams
Funeral Home, Bartow.
Funeral: Saturday,
April 26, 11 a.m., First
Providenc- Missionary
Baptist' Church, Bartow.

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William R. "Bill"
Benoit, 48, of Winter
Haven, died Sunday, April
20, 2008, at Winter Haven
Born June 18, 1959, in
Los Angeles; Mr. Benoit
moved to the area one
year ago from Pahrump,
Nev. He was a Baptist. He
was an installer for a resi-
dential siding company.
i Mr. Benoit is survived
by his parents, Wesley
and Kay Mathany; a sis-
ter, Dawn Mathany; and a
brother, Steven Mathany
all of Winter Haven.
: Arrangements:
Whi dde n-McLean
FIuneral Home, Bartow.
SCondolences to the
family may be sent at

Eldora S.
Eldora S. Oliver, 76,
died April 16, 2008.
Born March 24, 1932,
Mrs. Oliver was a retired
biochemist for the U.S.
Department of
Agriculture. She was a
member of the Order of
The Eastern Star Local
Chapter #89, Sigma
Gamma Rho sorority,
RAFMAN, and the
Amvets Auxiliary.
Mrs. Oliver was the
first African-American
lab and X-ray technician
at Dr. Phillips Hospital in
Orlando. She had been a
licensed real estate agent
and mortgage broker in
Florida since the 1980s.
Mrs. Oliver was a grad-
uate of Bethune
Cookman College and
Brevard Junior College.
She was a member of the
Shiloh Baptist Church.
Mrs. Oliver was pre-
ceded in death by her
husband, Milton Oliver.
Survivors include two
children, Vivaloria
Waldon-Jones, and
Wyndell Waldon (Meta);
eight siblings, Oliver
Sims, Fannie Colson, Ida
Cobb, Lindsey Sims,
George Sims, Ann
Clawson, Theodore Sims,
Ronald Sims, and their
spouses; four grandchil-
dren; five great-grand-
children; and many rela-
tives and friends.
Visitation: Thursday,
April 24, 5 to 8 p.m.,
Newcomer Funeral
Home and Cremation
Services, Orlando.
Funeral: Friday, April
25, 10 a.m., Shiloh Baptist
Church, Orlando.
Interment: Florida
National Cemetery,
Condolences to the
family may be sent at

Tennyson W.
Tennyson W. "T.W."
Scarborough, 91, of
Davenport, died Friday,
April 25, at Haines City
Health Care.
. Born Nov. 11, 1916, in
Eastman, Ga., Mr.
Scarborough moved to
Davenport from Bartow
one year ago. He was a
retired dragline oiler for
U.S. Steel Phosphate. Mr.
Scarborough was a U.S.
Army veteran. He was a
Mr. Scarborough was
preceded in death by his
son, Nollis C.
Survivors include
three sons, Buford
Scarborough and Billy
Scarborough, both of
Bartow, and Willard
Scarborough of Plant
City; three brothers,
William "WB."
Scarborough of Bartow,
Eschol Scarborough of
Galveston, Texas, and
Cleatys Scarborough of
Sugar Grove, W.Va.; a sis-
ter, Earmaten
Scarborough, of Sugar
Grove; former wife, Bertie
Mae Scarborough of
Bartow; four grandchil-
dren; seven great-grand-
children; and two great-
Visitation: Monday,
April 28, 6 to 8 p.m.,
Funeral Home, Bartow.
Funeral: Tuesday, April
29, 10 a.m., Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home.
Interment: Gandy
Cemetery, Connersville.
Condolences to the fami-
ly may be sent at

Mary Elizabeth Crews

Mary Elizabeth Crews,
88, of Bartow, died
Thursday, April 24, 2008,
at her home.
Born Sept. 19, 1919, in
Live Oak, Mrs. Crews
moved from there to
Bartow 15 years ago. She
was an honor student
and cheerleader at
Suwannee High School in
Live Oak. She earned a
degree in religious educa-
tion at Southwestern
Baptist Theological
Seminary in Fort Worth,
Texas. While at the semi-
nary she was on the
dean's list.
Mrs. Crews served as a
pastor's wife in Texas,
Washington state,
Pennsylvania, and
Florida. She served as the
church secretary for First
Baptist Church of Live
Oak for 16 years. She was
responsible for organiz-
ing the Baptist Girls
Auxiliary in Washington
state, Oregon, and
Canada. She was a mem-
ber of First Baptist
Church of Bartow.
Mrs. Crews was pre-
ceded in death by her
husband of 63 years, Rev.
Woodrow Crews.
Survivors include
three daughters, Carole
Harrison (Bruce) of
Clemmons, N.C., Ginger
Garner (Cliff) and Marie
Crews, all of Bartow; a sis-
ter-in-law, Evelyn Locke
of Live Oak; five grand-
children, and 14 great-
Visitation: Saturday,
April 26, 10 to 11 a.m.,
Funeral Home, Bartow.
Funeral: Saturday,
April 26, 11 a.m.,
Funeral Home, with Rev.
Ron Burks and Rev. Frank
Brooks officiating.
Interment: Wildwood
Cemetery, Bartow.
Memorial contribu-
tions should be sent to
Florida Baptist Children's
Homes, P.O. Box 8190,
Lakeland, 33802, or Good
Shepherd Hospice, 105
Arneson Ave.,
Auburndale, 33823.
Condolences to the
family can be sent at

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A CURLY-TAILED DOG or curious kittens may be just what you're looking for to
take home. Polk County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Section is holding a special
adoption day, with discounted fees, today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Animal
Control photo)

PCSO Animal Control Adopt-A-Thon Today

Looking for a new pet?
Today could be the day to
find that special four-
legged family member.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
today, Polk County
Sheriff's Office Animal
Control Section, 7115 De
Castro Road, Winter
Haven, will host Pet

Adoption Day.
All adoptions have
been discounted to $25
for the day, and the cost
includes spay or neuter,
rabies shots, rabies tags,
and micro-chip.
Many of the pets will
be ready to be taken
directly home with their

new families. A few pets
may need to remain for
spaying or neutering and
micro-chipping, in which
case they may be picked
up a few days later.
Explorer Post 900 will
sell refreshments.

Bartow Relay For Life Poll

Still Accepting Money Workers
5 Y Wrker

Bartow Relay For Life
has crossed the $225,000
mark and is still accepting
money from teams, exec-
utive committee
Chairman Candy Grubbs
announced at the
American Cancer Society
Relay For Life Wrap-up
Party Thursday.
Relay For Life team
awards also were given
out at the event. The Top
Fundraiser Award went to

Cancer Can't Tucker Us
Out, while the New Team
Top Fundraiser Award
went to Bartow Amazing
Divas. Alturas Elementary
won the Best Campsite
Award. DeNeve For A
Cure won the Spirit
To turn in money to
the Relay, call Grubbs at
533-8432 or e-mail her at

Hendrix Named President

Of BSA Gulf Ridge Council

sDavid Hendrix, a
shareholder in
GrayRobinson's Tampa
office, -has been named
the president and chair-
man of the board of direc-
tors of the Boy Scouts of
America Gulf Ridge
The Gulf Ridge Council
is among top 25 councils
in America, serving eight
counties, 45,000 youth
and 5,100 adult volun-
The Council has won
numerous national
awards including:
National Endowment

Award, National
Distinguished Learning
for Life Council, National
Quality Order of the.
Arrow Lodge and six
National Centennial
Service Districts.
Hendrix's term begins
this year arid' ends in
Hendrix practices in
the areas of commercial
litigation, banking,
administrative and regu-
latory law, construction,
and transportation law.
He is an "AV" rated lawyer
by Martindale Hubbell.

Historical Library
To Discuss Future

Joe Spann, Library
Manager, Polk County
Historical and
Genealogical Library, will
review the 17-year history
of the library and discuss
its future in a time of fis-
cal uncertainty on

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Lori Edwards will host an
informational meeting
for anyone interested in
working at the polls dur-
ing the 2008 elections.
The meeting, sched-
uled for Tuesday, May 6,
will be at Polk City Center
Council Chambers, 123
Broadway Boulevard,
Polk City.
Applicants should
bring along a copy of
their Social Security cards
for payroll purposes.
Poll workers are paid
for the time they work, as
well as their training
before election .day.
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as poll workers in Polk
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are welcome, but do not
need to attend.
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with a Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting Tuesday. Dave Smith,
president, and Paola Smith, office manager, holding scissors, along with Mike
Strink, vice president, John Lampila, sales manager, and Richard Brendle, Bartow
sales, were on hand to welcome guests. (Staff photo)

Get Tips To Stay'Green'

MADRID ENGINEERING GROUP celebrated the opening of its new office with
a Greater Bartow Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting Friday. Larry and Connie
Madrid, holding scissors, along with son Daniel, were on hand to welcome guests.
The building has been registered "green" with the U.S. Green Building Council.
This is a first for Bartow and Polk County, Madrid said. (Staff photos).

Earth Day was Tuesday,
and the Department of
Business and Professional
Regulation (Department)
and the Department of
Protection are unveiling
"Business in the Green,"
an educational resource
The page is intended to
encourage Florida's busi-
nesses and professionals
to get in the green -
environmentally, that is.
In support of Governor
Charlie Crist's "Serve to
Preserve" initiative, the
department has compiled
a Web-based resource
page with helpful tips and
links to help Florida foster
a more eco-friendly busi-
ness community.

"Our goal in creating
the 'Business in the
Green' Web resource page
is to inspire our licensees
to do their part in helping
to reduce our collective
carbon footprint," said
Interim Secretary Chuck
Drago. -"If all of our
licensees and businesses
commit to a few of these
energy-saving tips, not
only will they save money
on utility bills, but also
they will help Florida
become a leader in the
green movement."
"Business in the
Green" lists helpful tips to
become "Green at Home,"
"Green at Work" and
"Green in the Car," in
addition to providing
links to state and federal

organizations, ranging
from local governments
to the Department of
Energy's incentive and tax
credit Web page.
The department
recently took steps
toward environmentally
friendly practices by
changing all of the light
bulbs to more energy effi-
cient halogens, placing
motion sensors on light
switches, and replacing
some fleets of cars with
flex-fuel vehicles.
Those interested may
access "Business in the
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Department's home page
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Heartland Horses and
Handicapped, Inc., will
hold the Sandy Kuhn
Memorial El Clair Ranch
Ride-A-Thon May 2-4 in
Avon Park.
Participants of the
event can enjoy camping,
a guided three-hour ride
through a private working
ranch, prizes, an auction,
horse demonstrations,
food and entertainment.
The event honors
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In 2005, he cofounded
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small commercial real
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which would offer equine
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(Graduate Realtor
Institute) candidate.
He specializes in land,
industrial, multi-family,
and retail commercial
properties and will repre-
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a variety of services.
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To Meet
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Republicans will meet on
Tuesday, April 29, at 6:30
p.m. at The Gym Sports
Bar, 118 South Kentucky
Avenue, Lakeland.
The speakers will be
Bob English and Blaine
Gravitt, candidates for
county commission seat
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roll and dessert adds up
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a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bartow
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Bartow Chamber of
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$8 a person, for eat-in or
carry-out. Delivery is
available for minimum
orders of 10.
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April 26,2008

Top Scholars Recognized

In Three BHS Programs

Top-ranking scholars
in the three academic
programs on the Bartow
High School campus -
BHS, International
Baccalaureate, and
Summerlin Academy -
were recognized Tuesday
night at the Hall of
Fame/Top Scholars pro-
The number of stu-
dents from each grade,
and program varied with
the number of students in
each class; a total of 150
students were recognized.
First time top scholars
received letters similar to
those awarded to ath-
;letes: subsequent awards



Jones, Cynthia Ceneice
Thompson, Antonetta
Roshelle 3.904
Wood, Amber Nicole
Pickles, Emily Amber

11th Grade
Osmani, Tasnia

were bars to be worn on Murphy, Kathryn
the letters. Beatrice
These are the students 4.371
who were recognized, and Leckie, Daniel Edward
their grade point aver- 4.226
ages, as listed in the pro- Castro, Shane William
gram: 4.171
Konkol-Bennett, Tyler
Bartow High School Joseph 4.156
9th Grade T h o r n b u r g ,
Bravo, Jeanette Christopher Paul
4.363 4.148
Gomez, Alex Blackwell, Kayla
4.333 CheRie 4.135
Holland, Richard Carl Schley, Joseph Michael
4.318 4.115
Long, Stephenie Armstrong, Joslyn
Leanne 4.285 Chevette
Charlton, Porcilla 4.105
Moneke Ruangkriengsin, Sarita
4.227 4.071
Pridgen-Miro, Caleb Hopkins, Chad
Kristofer 4.214, Michael
Walters, KristaKay 4D061,
4.214 Darby, 'Dominique
Leckie, Craig Alan Alexa 3987
4.153 Roney, Emily Anne
Gaddoni, Rachel 3.973
Janelle 4.090 Holbrook, Justin Curtis
Morris, James Michael 3.951
4.090 Armstrong, Jasmine
Dejesus, Charley Cheynne 3.921
Andrea Oraco 4.071 Smith, Cory Allen
Osmani, Sabab 3.881
Mah ni, Saud Merritt, Shelby Lynne
Smith, Brandon Crumedy-Scott,
.Michael- hStopher Sean
'4.071 ~3.859
n n Eric Stinson, Corey Allen
Kokol-B nettq Eric
Matthew A050 Leonard, Matthew
King, Dalton Abel Bigler 3.757
"404 .. Bigler 3.757
4.045 ,
McKnigh jyhn Tyler 12th Grade
4You Vcto Manuel, Rosalyn Judith
Young, Victoria 4.276
Marchie Brannan, Kate Eleise
4.045 .4.267
Concepcion, Jessica Stark, David Michael
4.000 -" k 4.219
E .is .Tabi a e ,.McKerahan, Lindsey
: .000 Danielle 4.150
'Garz .Amandakenee Berrios, Jennifer
S 4000 4.103
; Gauntt, '; ,TNicole Howell, Candace
Elitabeth Renea 4.103
.4.000 Escoe, Marc Daniel
Hufndhausen, Ashley 4.019
Diane 4.000 Ruster, Devin W.
Kent, Kristen Maria 4.019
4.000 Horvath, Jordan Ashley
Morris, Harvey 4.009
Christopher Locke, Amber Marie
.4.000 4.000
Hansen, Karissa
10th Grade Lorraine
Foley Sarah Eliabeth 3.934
4.238 Moulton, Kara Noel
Pfister, Patrick Thomas 3.928
4. 95 Reecer, Kristen Marie
Calandros, : Hayley 3.928
Michelle Godwin, Austin Lee
4.166 3.921
Nair, Anjali Barrow, Jessica Blake
4.080 3.880
Rangel, Jasmine Abbott, John Michael
: 4.065 ; .; .. 3.879
6047!Baie BrtatyMa : Blitz, Amber R.
4.. :: 047^ : 3.816
Rodriguez, Kayla Gobble, Darrin James
Renea 4 038 3.813
Martin, Lindsey Megan Olinger, Jenna
4.017 Elisabeth
Jones, Tyler Andrew 3.810
4.000; Balkissoon, Amrita
Orr, Kennah Roxanne 3.800
Sheets, Zaina Michelle International
3.980 Baccalareate
Flores, Carolina Lucia 9th Grade
356 i Kleissler, Dorothy Lane
; McKerahani, Ashlyn

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Philip, Christina Lisa
Valenti, Mae Ann
Dotson, Megan
Victoria 4.545
Emery, Ethan Parker
Bresnan, Caroline
Calandros, Suzanna
Lee 4.500
Jivanji, Hiral Rajendra
Joseph, Jessica Saji
McHugh, Bridget
Grace 4.500
McHugh, Kathleen
Louise 4.500
Montana, Miguel
Patterson, Benjamin
Daniel 4.500
Ren, Alyssa Li Yun
Shah, Neha Ketan

10th Grade
Dalvi, Pranali Hemant
Bhutiani, Emily
Mahoney, Julie Ann
Joseph, Ambily
Dalvi, Prachiti Hemant
Ferguson, Lesley Paige
Keene, Shea Alexandria
Zariat, Asheen
Cloyd, Rachel Danielle
Dupree, Magdalene
Ann 4.375

11th Grade
Bouchillon, Rachel
Keener 4.616
Gibson, Anna Mae
Holland, Maggie Lynn
Erwin, John Alexander
Lubin, Abigail Rose
Irby, Anna M.
White, Samuel
Wright, Asami M.
Kalogridis, Lauren
Mills, Krisin Leann

12th Grade
Bhutiani, Monica
Kavesh, Mark Hayden
Barry, Rebecca Kay
Piotrowski, Nicholas S.
Trogolo, Emily Ann

Valenti, Jenny-Claire
Ouhri, Jasmina Aziza
Simek, Shawn C.
Walker, Erin Marie
Bobo, Chastity Nicole

Summerlin Academy
9th Grade
Biggs, Kianna M.
Voisard, Michal
Flynn, Drewess W.
Haynie, Jeremy Paul
Jeanpaul, Elwine Jean
Kramer, Lacey Jean
Baker, Lacy Diane
Kelly, Alyssa Nicole
Castillo, Jarrod
Nickell, Madison Jules
Snyder, Cameron Ray

10th Grade
Fagnilli, Daniela
King, Jessica Deneen
Bastanzi, Dakota Lucrit
Fagnilli, Felipe A.
Julia, Marc Antoni
Thraen, Emily Laura
Garrett, Hunter Becton
Bushart, Jacob Daniel
Harris, Trevor Austin
Maeda, Emily


11th G
Clark, Brian J
Johnson, Arie
Foley, Erin Re
Horn, David
Thomas, Bob
Julia, Taina D
Weaver, Heat
Vaughn, Nich
Oommen, AlI

12th Gr

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rade The convention,
John "Fulfilling the Legacy of
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el Brooke Into Greatness," included
guest speakers, a talent
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The Polk County Democrat 9A

Polk Students Win

At State Science Fair

Nine local students won awards at
the 2008 State Science And Engineering
Fair held April 16 to 18 at the Lakeland
Nearly 900 middle and high school
students from across the state submit-
ted projects in 14 different scientific cat-

Bartow International Baccalaureate,
teacher Debbie Kennon
Pranali Dalvi, biochemistry, second
place, "A novel approach for the
Inhibition or elimination of carcino-
genic cells for the treatment of carcino-
Neha Shah, earth and space, recogni-
tion award, "High Hair-midity!"

Jewett Middle Academy, teacher Kim
Jennings DePriest, computers, sec-
ond place, "Efficient flat file data pro-
Kimberly Shumate, zoology, recogni-
tion award, "Oiled mosquito, which
essential oil decreases the life time of
mosquito larvae the best?"

Winter Haven
High School,
teacher Rhea McKinney
David Futch, zoology, "Providing
habitat for threatened drymachon

Two commencement
ceremonies will be held
on the campus of Florida
Southern College on May
Two hundred eight-
nine students from the
College's day program will
receive diplomas during a
graduation ceremonytak-
ing place at 1:30 p.m. in
the Jenkins Field House.
Mark C. Hollis, Sr., past
president and former vice
chairman of the board of
Publix Super Markets,
Inc., will deliver the co6i-
mencement address.
A morning ceremony
for students from the
institution's evening
degree programs in
Lakeland, Orlando, and
Ocala begins at 10:30 a.m.
in Branscomb
State Representative
Frank C. Attkisson, a
Florida Southern gradu-
ate, will give the com-
mencement address.
Hollis earned his bach-
elor's degree from Stetson
University and his mas-
ter's degree from
Michigan State
University. He has
received honorary doc-
torates from both Stetson
University and Florida
Southern College.
Hollis began his Publix
career at age 12 and
worked in various posi-
tions in the company,
including stock clerk,
produce manager, store
manager, director of per-
sonnel, and vice presi-
dent of public relations
and public affairs.
In 1974, he was elected
to the company's board of
directors. In 1984, he was
named president of
Publix and in 1996 was
elected vice chairman of
the board.
He fully retired from
Publix in January of 1999
and continued to serve on
the board of directors
until May 2005, when the
board elected him as
director emeritus.
Hollis serves as an ex-
officio member of the
board of directors of the
Food Marketing Institute,
from which he received
the distinguished Sidney
R. Rabb Award for his
contributions to the
supermarket industry.
He is a current trustee
and past chairman of the
board of Stetson
University. Hollis served
on the boards of directors
of SunTrust of Florida,
Bell South

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Lawton Chiles
Middle Academy,
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Bianca Mulaney, computers, third
place, "Hazardous Hurricane: predic-
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Aatish Patel, chemistry, recognition
award, "Can the volume of electrolytes
be determined through distillation?"

Bartow Middle School, teacher Nora
Alana Snyder, engineering, third
place and a U.S. Navy Science Award,
"How does water content affect con-
crete strength?"

Daniel Jenkins Academy, teacher Jack
Jacob Renuart, medicine and health,
recognition award, "Comparing stom-
ach acid remedies in neutralizing an
acid source."
Four students who also qualified and
competed with their projects are Joseph
Baranski, Prachiti Dalvi, and Hiral
Juvanji who attend Bartow
International Baccalaureate, and
Tabitha White, who attends Haines City
International Baccalaureate.

Communications, the
Florida Council of 100,
and the Lakeland
Economic Development
He is chairman emeri-
tus of Florida Tax Watch,
which he founded.
Attkisson, a 1977
Florida Southern busi-
ness management gradu-
ate, was elected to the
State Legislature in 2000
and serves Osceola,
Orange, Okeechobee and
Polk counties.
t He is the chairman of
the education innovation
subcommittee in the
House of Representatives,
as well as a member of the
committees on education
K-20, education appro-
priations, local govern-
ment and veterans
affairs, business regula-
tion, telecommunica-
tions, and finance and
Attkisson served as
mayor of Kissimmee from
1996-2000 and as
Kissimmee city commis-
sioner from 1990-1992.
He has served on various
boards including the
Kissimmee / Osceola
County Chamber of
Commerce and the Eagle
Scout Review Committee.
He also spends his time
in the community coach-
ing a little league baseball
Robert L. Fryer, Jr.,
chairman of the board of
trustees of Florida
Southern College and a
1970 graduate, will
receive the doctor of pub-
lic service degree at the
afternoon commence-
He has served in a
number of senior man-
agement positions in the
banking and securities
industry, first as executive
vice president and chief
financial officer of
Hamilton Bank and its
parent, National Central
Financial Corporation.
In 1983, Fryer joined
Hopper Soliday & Co.,
Inc., a securities firm,
serving as its chairman,
president, and chief exec-
utive officer.
He later served as pres-
ident and chief operating
officer of Dauphin
Deposit Corporation, a
$6-billion bank holding
company, until his retire-
ment. He is currently a
financial consultant with
RBC Dain Rauscher.
At Florida Southern
College, he joined Sigma
Chi Fraternity and was

inducted into Omicron
Delta Kappa, the national
leadership honorary soci-
He was recognized as a
distinguished military
graduate of the college's
ROTC program and
served in the U.S. Army
Reserve and the
Pennsylvania National

HONOR WALK STUDENT Nathan Jordan and FSC President Anne Kerr unveil
the honor walk stone during honors convocation. (Photo provided)

Jordan Named Honor Walk

Student At Florida Southern

Nathan Thomas
Jordan, a graduating
senior at Florida
Southern College, was
named the 2008 Honor
Walk Student during
Honors Convocation held
April 16.
Each year the college
selects, a graduating
senior for its highest
honor based on the stu-
dent's academic achieve-
ments, exceptional lead-
ership in campus activi-
ties, and service to the
In keeping with the
college's 77-year-old
Honor. Walk tradition,
Jordan's name has been
etched in stone and will
be placed in the, presti-
gious Honor Walk which,
this year, will move to the
front of the new Sarah D.
and L. Kirk McKay, Jr.
archive wing, now under

Florida Southern Featured

In National Guide

Florida Southern
College will be featured in
the "Beyond the Books
Guide to Service Learning
Colleges and
Universities", a national
publication that annually
showcases institutions
that have demonstrated
exemplary leadership in
service learning and civic
FSC is among just 10
percent of the colleges
and universities in the
guide selected for inclu-
sion in a special section of
the guide.
The catalog, which will
be available this summer,
is distributed to high
schools and community
colleges throughout the
"This is an excellent
opportunity for Florida
Southern College to high-
light the many ways in
which our students work

together to contribute to
the community," said Dr.
Marcia Posey, undergrad-
uate program coordina-
tor/associate professor
and chairman of the FSC
Council on Diversity,
Civic Engagement and
Social Awareness.
The full-page feature
includes an overview of
Florida Southern,
descriptions of flagship
service learning initia-
tives on campus, a list of
programs offering service
learning courses, photos
and quotations from stu-
dents and faculty.
The guide is published
by Student Horizons, Inc.
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Jordan was chosen
from among 17 outstand-
ing nominees. A recre-
ational turfgrass manage-
ment major with a 3.97
GPA, he is a president's
scholar and a member of
numerous honor soci-
eties, includirrg Phi Eta
Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi,
and Omicron Delta
Kappa (ODK), the nation-
al leadership honorary
He also was president
of the FSC chapter of
Alpha Gamma Rho, the
national agriculture fra-
ternity, guiding it to full
chapter status during his
His exceptional contri-
butions to Alpha Gamma
Rho were recognized at
the national level through
his election as one of only
four students in the

nation to serve on the
Alpha Gamma Rho
national board of direc-
In announcing the
award, FSC president Dr.
Anne Kerr said, "Our
Honor Walk student has
successfully combined
academic excellence with
important engagement
on campus and in the
"He is a powerful role
model for the children he
mentors at the Florida
Sheriffs Youth Villa."
Recognized as an FSC
Rising / Star and
Outstanding Junior of the
Year, he was also honored
as the 2007 Student
Leader of the Year.
Jordan is the son of
Tom and Audrey Jordan of
Canfield, Ohio.

Manners Receives"

Volunteer Award

wDr." Malcolm M.
Manners, chairman of the
horticultural science
department at Florida
Southern College, has
received the President's
Volunteer Service Award
for the second time.
This award is issued by
the President's Council on
Service and Civic
Participation on behalf of
the President of the
.United States to recog-
nize the best in American
spirit and encourage all
Americans to contribute
through volunteer ser-'
Manners spent two
weeks in Kyrgyzstan dur-
ing 2007 as part of
Winrock International's
Farmer- to-Farmer
Volunteer Program, pro-,

viding horticultural con-
sulting and training.
He has volunteered in
many other developing
countries, including
Egypt, Armenia,
Turkmenistan, India,
M o z'a m b i q u e,
Bangladesh, Ethiopia and
Winrock is a nbn-profit
organization that works
with people around the
world to increase eco-
nomic opportunity, sus-
tain' natural resources,
and protect the environ-
The program is funded
by. the United States
Agency for International
Development (USAID)
and currently operates in
25 countries.

Speakers Announced For

FSC Commencements

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The Polk County Democrat April 26,2008

The Counseling Corner
From the American Counseling Association

STeenagers, Messy Rooms and

Frustrated Parents

THIS PAINTING BYAL BLACK is one that will be featured among the 24 Florida
Highwaymen works of art, at a South Florida Community College Museum of
Florida Art, and; Culture exhibit, through May 9. (Photo, provided by South
Florida Community College)

Florida Highwaymen Art Exhibit

The South Florida
Community College
Museum;, of Florida Art
and Culture (MOFAC) is
presenting Florida's
Legendary Highwaymenr
in an exhibit until May 9.
The 'exhibit features, 24
of the best paintings from
the SFCC MOFAC perma-
nent collection displayed
at the museum on the
Highlands Campus, Avon
Park. It is sponsored by
Kelton Hill State Farm
The Highwaymen are a
group of African-
American artists, includ-
ing Harold Newton,

Robert Butler, Alfred Hair, :lic .October through May,
Al Black, and Mary Ann Wednesday, Thursday,
Carronl, who began paint-" and Friday, 12:30-4:30
ing .and selling their: p.m., and by appointment
Florida: landscape paint-, for group tours. SFCC
gs the 1950s. They group tours. SFCC
ings n the 1950s. Theyatisand matinee series
sold their paintings, often ats and matinee series
still wet, to business_, p 'atrons may visit the
,establishments, ,profes- ,useum one hour prior
sional people, and gov- to every performance.
ernmental agencies by For more information
traveling town to town about the museum and
throughout central and its exhibits and work-
coastal Florida. The' s or to request a
,... "Highwam shops or to request a
name, -Highwaymen, .
was -, result of this sales nMiseurn tour, contact
technique. Mollie Doctrow, curator,
MOFAC is located adja- MOFAC, ext. 7240, at 863-
cent ti6the SFCC auditori- 453-6661, 465-5300, 773-
um. It is open to the pub- 2252, or 494-7500.

Trek Ten Trails Continues

Friends of the Parks
Foundation will host the
eighth Trek Ten Trails hike
at the Lake Wales Trailway
on Saturday, May 3, at 9
The hike will begin at
Kiwanis Park.
Lake Wales Mayor Alex
Wheeler, will be there to
share the history of and
futureiplans for the trail.
Trek Ten Trails is a year-
long program designed to
inspire residents to
become ,more active in
the outdoors.
Of the more than 125
miles of trailsPolk County
has to offer, ten trails were
selected for trekking dur-
ing the inaugural year to
qualify participants as
charter members of the
.- Trek Ten --Trails--Trail
Walkers Club .... .
An approved gedcache
has been 'placed along
each of the 10 trails.
Waypoints for using GPS


units plus written instruc-
tions for locating each
trail's cache are provided
in Trek Ten Trails
Celebrate Nature

Rail bed. The trail extends
from the northeast side of
Lake Wales Kiwanis Park
to the City's Recreation
.Comnlex on N. Fourth

"Messy room" it's
the one phrase that will
get the parents of virtual-
ly any teenager, boy or
girl, nodding in under-
standing and rolling their
eyes in frustration. It's
also a common cause of
teen-parent disagree-
So, looking for a magic
way to make a teen's
messy room problem dis-
Lots of luck.
But while there's no
miracle solution, "messy
room" stress and frustra-
tion can be reduced.
Start by identifying the
source of your frustration.
After all, your child lives
in the mess, not you.
However, what our frus-
tration comes from is
what the mess says about
us: about our authority
over our offspring and
our effectiveness as a par-
ent. If our child can't see
the mess and won't hear
our requests to clean it
up, are we failing as par-
For your teen, however,
the issue isn't the mess,
but privacy and autono-
my. Although we want our
children to develop inde-

pendence, it's disappoint-
ing to see it express itself
in ways such as a messy
room. However, to your
teen that room is his or
her domain, and keeping
it as desired is a way of
being independent.
So, instead of feeling
frustrated and arguing,
accept that this is part of
the developmental
process. Try setting sensi-
ble family rules that make
it easier to live with a
messy bedroom.
Rule one is that while
messy is okay, life threat-
ening is not. Bug attrac-
tors, like old food wrap-
pers and dirty dishes,
aren't acceptable. You can
close the door on untidy,
but unhealthy is a prob-
You can also set sim-
ple, acceptable rules for
family use areas. Cleaning
up after oneself in the
kitchen, or getting that
backpack out of the hall-
way, are rules teens can
understand as reason-
able, even when they see
a clean bedroom as
It also doesn't help to
clean up for your teen.
That just breeds anger

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as a food court with a cov-
ered dining area.
Top Gun is held at the
western portion of
Lakeland Linder Airport.
The entrance is on
Medulla Road, just west
of the Sun 'N Fun
Museum entrance, one
and a half miles east of
County Line Road.
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A new public service is
ailable via the Internet
it enhances access to
blic records, Polk
unty Clerk of the
'cuit Court Richard M.
iss announced.
"For the first time in
lk County, criminal
;e information will be
ailable to the public on
clerk's website," he
d. "Employers and the
neral public will be able
perform criminal
:ords checks for Polk
unty cases. Attorneys
1 have access to case
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phone call or trip to the
Felony, county and
municipal ordinance vio-
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after it is entered into the
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information such as court
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docket, disposition dates,
case status and payment
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mouse click away,".Weiss
said. "We expect that the
number of phone calls to
our office seeking case
information will decline,
which is an important
additional benefit to our
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Offer storage and sorting
There are lots of causes
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with your teen. A messy
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Someday that room will
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or the frustration of con-
stantly wrinkled clothes
or missing treasures
might be the motivation.
Or not. Then that clean
room will just have to
wait until he or she moves
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tonight from 7 p.m. to
midnight, at the Lake
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Shirley Reeves, the origi-
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Tickets will be $25 per
person in advance and
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All proceeds will bene-
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BARTOW HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL TEAM takes a break as they prepare to
head on the road for their first playoff game. (Photo by Neal Duncan)

Jackets Headed to Playoffs

Sports Correspondent

Bartow High School
baseball team played a
must win game Tuesday
night against the Spoto
Spartans in the district
semi-finals game at
Haines City.
Bartow sent Gage
Upthegrove to the mound
to pitch for the Jackets.
Upthegrove walked the
first batter of the game.
He then lost the grip on
the ball with it sailing over
Jacket catcher Jose
Henao; this allowed the
runner to advance to sec-
ond base with no outs.
The runner then stole
third, before Upthegrove
fielded a come-backer
that he tossed to Josh
Delph at first who made a
great scope on the ball for
the first out. Upthegrove
got a huge strikeout for
the next out and then
fielded another come-
backer to the mound to
kill the threat.
Bartow would strand a
couple of runners in the
bottom of the first, send-
ing the game to the sec-
ond with no score. The
game would remain
scoreless throughout the
second inning.
In the top of the third,
Spoto was able to load the
bases with only one out.
With the bases juiced, a
Spartan batter hit the ball
hard off the glove of
Ambrose Young, scoring
two runs as the ball went
into center field. Then the
runner on second was
moved over to third on a
fly ball that was caught by
Josh Register in center
Spoto ran themselves
out of the inning when
the runner on first broke
early for second.
Upthegrove tossed the
ball to Young; he then
threw a bullet to Henao at
home to nail the Spartan
runner who tried to score
during the rundown.
Bartow would once
again come up empty on
the offensive end in the
third, but would still
manage to retire the
Spartans in order in the
top of the fourth, still
trailing 2-0.
In the bottom of the
fourth, Upthegrove came
to the plate with one out
and singled to left. He
then moved to second as

Delph singled to left as
well. Both Jacket runners
would score on a Henao
triple to right center,
evening the score 2-2.
The Jackets would take
their first lead on a soft
pop-up over the first
baseman, scoring Joey
Schley who was pinch-
running for Henao.
Buddy Putnam would
move the runners over on
a fielders choice.
Both runs would come
in on an infield single by
Josh Allen making the
score 5-2 in favor for
Bartow. That would be all
Bartow would get, but the
momentum had shifted
in the Jacket's favor.
The top of the fifth
would see Spoto- get a run
back on a home run blast
to right center field that
drilled the score board
making the score 5-3
Bartow. '
Neither team would
threaten again until the
top of the seventh inning.
Since Bartow was the
home team, Spoto's last
chance to keep their sea-
son alive was going to
have to be accomplished
against Register who had
come in the game in relief
for Upthegrove who had
struck out 10 Spartan bat-
ters in six innings.
Register would walk
the first Spartan he would
face. He would get the
second batter out on
three straight pitches for
the first out. Register
would then retire the next
batter on four pitches.
With two outs, Spoto's
batter who had homered
earlier was up, with the
Jackets one out away
from going to the district
championship game.
Register would fall behind
3-1 before throwing a
strike to run the count
full. The following pitch
would be ball four, giving
Spoto runners on first
and second with two outs.
Register loaded the
bases full as the next
Spartan batter drew
another walk. With things
getting very tense,
Register was able to get
the next Spoto batter to
fly out to Delph in center
for the final out of the
The win raised the
Jackets' record to 17-8 as
they headed to their
fourth straight district
championship game.

"It wasn't easy; we had
to fight for it", said Bartow
Head Coach Brian Reves.
"Gage (Upthegrove) bat-
tled and got the big outs
when he needed to and
Josh (Register) did a nice
job closing it out."
The championship
game against Lake Wales,
who defeated Haines City
in the early game Tuesday
night, was scheduled to
be played on Friday night.
However, the game was
moved to Thursday night
because the two schools
were scheduled to com-
pete Friday night in the
softball regional semi-
The baseball matchup
was a tale of two games.
Bartow would take their
1-0 lead to the top of the
fourth inning where the
wheels fell off hard for the
Jackets. Bartow gave up
five runs in the inning
with three Jacket errors
causing most of the dam-
It was clearly evident
that it would not be the
Jackets' night after watch-
ing the bottom of the fifth
inning. Bartow would get
its first batter on base
before getting rolled up in
a 6-4-3 double play that
seemed to kill any brief
momentum for the
A flicker of hope was
given to the Bartow faith-
ful as they would get
another runner on with
power hitter Kelly Green
coming to the plate.
Green promptly
crushed the ball to left
center field with what
seemed to be a certain
two run home run that
would put the Jackets
within two runs of the
The wind was blowing
fiercely from left field to
right field and cut down
the ball just short of the
fence, scoring the runner
from first on the double
for Green. From that
moment, it seemed it
would be the
Highlanders' night. It
ended up being that as
the final score was 5-2.
With the loss, Bartow
will hit the road to take on
an opponent that will be
determined this week-
end. Jacket fans should
contact Bartow High
School at 534-7400 for
game date, time and loca-

BARTOW HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' TENNIS team swept the district champi-
onship at the Lake Wales City Court. Winning all matches, the team score was 7-0.
Team members are (from left): Shea Perez (#4), Charley DeJesus (#2), Coach Cathy
Lewis, Stephanie Bandyk (#5), Maggie Holland (#1), Emily Bhutiani (#3), and
Kristin Mills, alternate (not pictured). The team was defeated at regionals, by
Bishop Moore of Orlando. However, Holland and Perez will advanced to the state
tournament in Sanford. (Photo provided by Mariann Holland)

Celebrate Bartow Basketball

Champions Today At Reception

A reception honoring
Coach Fred Lapper and
the 1958 Florida State
Class A Championship
Basketball Team from
Summerlin Institute, now
known as Bartow High
will begin at 2 p.m. in the
Doug Spence Room of the

Bartow Civic Center, 2250
South Floral Avenue.
All who played for
Coach Lapper from 1957
to 1962 are specially invit-
ed, along with cheerlead-
ers, students and the pub-
Players are encouraged

Bartow Women's Golf

to bring a basketball for
autographs by the mem-
bers and coach of the
championship team.
Coach Lapper also
directed the men's bas-
ketball team at Florida
Southern College from

Two Races Set

Association Holds Tourney At Lakeland

Bartow Women's Golf
As s o cia t ion
Championship and
Handicap Tournament
was held over the past few
Mandy Singletary was
the champion with 247
strokes and the handicap
winner with 208 strokes.
Other scores by flight:
A Flight Gross
Martha Post 82-90-
Kathey Milligan -
Yvonne Cole 90-99-
A Flight Net
Kathey Milligan --
Martha Post 69-77-
*Yvonne Cole 73-76-
B Flight Gross
Mary Bourque 92-
Ethel Smith 94-
Jule MacKenzie -
102-108-94-304 .
B Flight Net
Mary Bourque 67-
Jule MacKenzie 76-
Ethel Smith 73-78-

C Flight Gross
Tracy Anderson -
Susan Prevatt 108-
Keisha Hardy 101-
Linda Keith 112-
Tammy Johnson -
C Flight Net
Keisha Hardy 65-
*Tracy Anderson 79-
Linda Keith 79-74-
Tammy Anderson -
Susan Prevatt 78-
Divine Niners Gross
Jane Klitzing 46-
Mary Jo Smith 56-
Louise Wilkie 58-
Divine Niners Net
Jane Klitzing 34-
Mary Jo Smith 40-
Louise Wilkie 41-

Of all nature's gifts to the human race,
what is sweeter to a man than his children?
-Marcus Tullius Cicero


ASA Southeast Asphalt
Tour Late Model Racing
starts at 7:30 p.m. on
Saturday, May 3, at the
USA International
Speedway in Lakeland.
Immediately following
is the FASCAR Extreme
Modifieds 50 Race.
Cost is $30 for adults,
and $10 for children 10
and under.
Grandstands open at 1
p.m. An autograph ses-
sion will be held on the
track at 6:15 p.m.
For more information,
call 1-800-984-RACE; or
visit the track's website at

* Protect your community
* Live the adventure
* Enjoy the camaraderie
* Be a hometown hero



My Gym of Lakeland

Celebrates Fitness Challenge

My Gym of Lakeland
has designated April 28 -
May 2 its annual My Gym
Kids For Fitness
Challenge, a week-long
worldwide fitness aware-
ness campaign aimed at
kids of all ages and their
In recognition of
National Fitness Month,
the My Gym Kids For
Fitness Challenge pro-
motes fitness and the
development of healthy
habits by providing fami-
lies with information
needed to help them lead
a healthy lifestyle.
The challenge address-
es serious subjects such
as childhood obesity with
an innovative approach
designed to encourage
and empower children to
make smart, healthful

choices in their daily
lives, Valerie Rodrigues of
My Gym said.
This week will empha-
size the ongoing theme of
fun, fitness and good
health through class pro-
gramming, informational
handouts and activity
The My Gym Kids For
Fitness Challenge also
serves to raise awareness
for the My Gym
Challenged America
(MGCA) Foundation, a
non-profit 501 (c)(3)
organization committed
to improving the lives of
children in need bring-
ing the My Gym program
to children who would
not otherwise have access
to the multi award win-
ning program.
For more information,

or to make a donation,
visit the website at
Olympic Gold Medalist
Scott Hamilton will
return as the honorary
chairman of the event.
For information, call
My Gym Lakeland at 644-


Serious Injuries Medical Negligence
Bartow Office (Next to the Courthouse)
Lakeland Office (Available for Consultation)


An average
human scalp has
100,000 hairs.


Mammoth Sized
at Prehistoric Prices

(Behind the Bartow Post Office)

M-TH: 11AM-11PM FRI/SAT: 11AM- 2AM
SUN: 12PM-10PM

STUDENTS JUICED THEIR OWN ORANGES in the citrus workshop with Chris Oswalt, Polk County Citrus
extension agent.

"50 YEARS AGO there were fewer trees," said
Division of Forestry's Carrie Kotal, forester, and Bill
Fell, forest ranger. The fourth graders were given
everyday items and decided whether they were prod-
ucts of wood.

THE LIVESTOCK WORKSHOP was presented by "Florida is the first cattle state," Harrell said. "When
-Bridgett Carlisle, Polk County Extension livestock Columbus came ashore, he brought the first head of
agent, and Travis Harrell, Polk County cattleman who cattle. Polk County is the third in the state for cow/calf
currently has about 50 head of cattle. They were joined production."
:by a Brangus and a commercial cross Brahma.

Photos by

Jessica Thompson

DAVID SHIBLES, Polk County Extension urban horticulturist, speaks to stu-
dents about the life process of a plant.



snow, rain. They followed a life cycle flow chart in water conservation and phos-
phate class, taught by Anne Yasalonis, Florida Yards and Neighborhoods pro-
gram assistant.

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20th Agri-Fest Takes 6,000 4th Graders 'Down on the Farm'
Each year, Polk County Cooperative Extension
Services presents "Agri-Fest" to all local fourth
This year's event was held April 7-11 and 21-25 at
the agriculture center. Each day students received
agriculture lessons from professionals in bee keeping,
'' blueberries, citrus, horticulture, livestock, and the
'.water cycle.
Master gardeners and senior citizen volunteers,
along with local FFA students, were on hand to assist
with exhibits and hands-on workshops.
Agri-Fest began 20 years ago hosting three schools
W in a one-day event. This year, more than 6,000 fourth
Grade students attended the two-week event.
Each workshop provided hands-on projects.
Hope Taylor, Clear Springs community affairs coor-
dinator, and Ethan Grove, Ridge Bee Keepers
Association, shared a workshop on the partnership of
bees pollinating blueberries.

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Looking For A Good Home

PC5O Animal Control 'Fur Kids' of the Week

1 year old female white and gray tiger
cat. Named after the Lord of the Rings
character Eowyn, daughter of King
Theodine. She enjoys playing with her
bouncing ball and taking naps with her
toys. ID #A423658

7 month old female, white and
calico. She loves to cuddle and enjoys
her can of Fancy Feast every
morning. ID #A425909

Ryan (above)
Male black pug, 4
months old. Loves
to play tug-o'-war .
with his chew toys.
Enjqys eating
Snausages. ID

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face rubbed-yery sweet and
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The kennel is at 7115 DeCastro Rd., Winter Haven (near the land-
fill off Winterlake Road), open: Monday through Saturday from 10 to
4, or call 499-2600. Bring the ID number if you want one of the fea-
tured animals. Adoption fees include spaying or neutering, first
shots, worming, heartworm testing, heartworm preventative (if
applicable), rabies vaccination, tag, treatment with flea preventative
and microchip identification.
Cats, kittens, and puppies (five months of age and under), are
$40; dogs (six mouths and older), $40; senior adoptions (people age
55 and above), 25 per animal. More pets can. be found att :
During cold weather, the kennel is in need of blankets; towels rwe
needed in the surgery room.

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