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Title: The Polk County Democrat
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Creation Date: January 11, 2012
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Gaining support


Rejected twice, tax break to help

attract businesses back on ballot


By DIANE NICHOLS
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After tihrC previous tries to get his
colleagues on board, County Commis-
sioner Bob English succeeded in having the
county's backing to put a business tax break
on the 2012 ballot.
During Tuesday's meeting English
warned other commissioners that this
would be the last time he would go to bat
for the issue, previously rejected by voters in
2008 and 2010, saying if Polk County does
not offer this incentive, it would be a major
disadvantage.
"When we first put this on the ballot in
2008, there was nobody in Central Florida
who had that business tax incentive," said


English. "Since thtn. following our lead,
Hfillsborough County has passed it, lardee
County has passed it, Highlands County,
DeSoto Counity Leesburg in Lake County
have passed it. I also just recently heard that
Orange County is putting it on their ballot
for 2012. The bottom line is Polk County is
going to be competing with our neighboring
county and we need that economic develop-
ment tool."
The incentive would involve giving the
County Commission the authority to grant
tax exemptions to new or expanding busi-
nesses at public hearings on a case-by-case
basis, although the concept has raised
public skepticism about it benefiting friends
of commissioners rather than the average
SUPPORT 10A


Firm touts breakthrough


By BRIAN ACKLEY
NEWS @FORTMEADELEADER.COM
A local firm believes it has come up with
process to economically refine phosphate
ore that is safer for .he environment and
could extend the useful life of current mine
sites.
JDC Phosphates, which set up shop a
number of months ago at the former Alcoa
Aluminum site just west of Fort Meade, went
public with plans last week to build a 12,000
square foot plant that will demonstrate their
"hard" processing idea, which would replace
the current wet acid process, to produce
phosphoric acid.
In short, the process involves taking
phosphate ore, heating it up to almost 1,200
degrees centigrade while mixing it with pe-
troleum coke. It creates a gas which is then
hydrated to come up with the end product.
When the demonstration plant is up and
running, JDC said it should employ about 40
people. Alcoa started cutting back opera-


PHOTO BY BRIAN ACKLEY
Theodore "Tip" Fowler, CEO for JDC Phosphate,
explains his company's plans to local govern-
ment officials last Friday at the former Alcoa
Aluminum site just west of Fort Meade.
tions there in 2001, and the butterscotch
and maroon colored fai ilitx was eventually
shut down altogether.
The company, which received a patent
on its process in 2008, will actually make
its money my selling the iechnolory i)o
PHOSPHATE 10A


Elected officials give their 2012 wish list


By DIANE NICHOLS
DIM' l, I '', .. I .,'O NTDEMOCRAT.COM
For more wishes. see Saturday's paper
While the noise makers, flutes of
champagne, confetti and party hats have
been discarded, the brand new year is still
ahead lik a blank canvas aiitiniug fi r color.
\.,\\\ l I,\ made resolutions including our


county officials who have compiled wish
lists of their own.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd has high
hopes for the county in this new year that
includes seeing a reduction in crime and
the economy making a turnaround increas-
ing jobs for the citizens. Judd also prays
for the safety of the sheriff's deputies, for
continued successful community partner-
ships, as well as a stronger than ever force


of volunteers who help keep Polk County a
safe place to live.
"In my personal life, I have eight beauti-
ful grandchildren with one on the way and
wish for their good health, happiness and
safety" said Judd. "I also hope Marisa, my
wife of 39 years and my best friend, will put
up with me a little ',,hik- longer."
Polk County Commissioner Mlelrjonv Bell
wishes all of the residents of the county a


hiialth.' and happy NewYear admitting that
she is welcoming 2012 with open arms,
glad to say goodbye to 2011.
"Last year was challenging for all of our
residents," said Bell. "I am looking forward
to 2012 with great ant6iLipjtirJn as we bring
economic opportunities to Polk County. By
imrrplementing the Enterprise Zone, hope-
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County' Report.
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Inside


SMILING AT 100
Roberta
Chambers praised
by fellow church
S .: members for
I accomplishment


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Tough as a mighty oak tree


PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW


Steven Y. Caudill dressed as Daniel Boone at the Polk County Historical Museum Saturday. He
talked about the time Boone was caught by Indians and lived and dressed as one of them
in the 1840s. Caudill will spend a few weeks at the 41st annual Alafia River Rendezvous in
Homeland that starts this week. For more on his talk and the festival, see Page 13A.


BHS football players
honored at banquet



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Some lanes to close this week


No daytime construction .,l i:i..', is
dhtedul'.d 'tiuf TJhursday, an. 12, in the
road juitjjlii.' project on Van Fleet I'rijull:.
yard. However, motorists .'1.lI experience
periodic lane closures from ", p.m.-
", ;., a.rm. on Van I i., 1 i'., m in both direc-
tions from li, hil.,rl Pj.:,I to east (ft Wilsni
Avenue and ,sl.nig KBrrj.ih.i,. Avenue/U.S.
I litwv.j. f', in both directions from Bljum
Street to I gl,: L.ake Road for drainage and
temporary pavement construction.
Ihe right turn lane on eastbound State
Road 60 from west of Broadway to \\il, ,n
Avenue iill be permanently closed starting
on the evening of Sunday. January 15.
Access to all businesses in the work zone
is being maintained at all times while con-
struction is under .*i%
This week on the construction work on
US 98 south of Manor Drive to north of
County Road 540A ,i L. iiii. continues on
the east side of US ",1 from Lyle Parkwa;
to Boy Scout Road. Construction also
continue on the west side of US 98 from
Manor Drive to north of CR 540A and in the
median area from CR 540A south to Snili1 h
lane.
There will be no impacts to traffic,
the Florida Department of


Transportation report
Other construction activitieL, will include
work on the west side of i ~ween
Manor I :r.,. to 1[ie : .. to ;. -
for the Juii[ r a road .. :,... of I ,,
I t,,., activities .-..'. \ ..^ various drive-
way entrances, but access '.\ be main-
tained at lli times, UD T r.-p o. -
This week from 9 p.m.-6 a.rnm. road
widening activities on northbound US 98
from Manor Drive to Lyie :'?r ..,:'. v. li
require some intermittent temporary lanes
closures.
For additional project I r n, r mjiiin on
these two projects. visit the project website
at www.IdriveUS98.com.
Lane closures continue this week on the
work being done on SR 60 from the Peace
River Bridges to east of Alan Loop Road.
From 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. there will be closed
lanes. Also, the contractor continues paving
turn lanes from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and v. ill con-
tinue between 5 p.m.-5:30 a.m. for approxi-
mately one week.
This week on U.S. Highway 17 from south
of Ilomeland and Garfield Road to south
of Bartow Road there will be daytime lane
closures from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and from
7 p.m.-6 a.m.


In honor of Bea Reid


BY DIANE
SNICHOLS
SSheriff
Grady
Judd (left)
accepts a
prodama-
tion from Commissioner Sam Johnson Tuesday renaming the sheriff's operation
center courtyard the Bea Reid Memorial Courtyard. The proclamation will be
bronzed and placed at the courtyard later.


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January 11, 2012





P:.'," 4A The Polk County i '*,r,..r


VIEWPOINT


Medicare proposal is good start


'.li,l,. ve just want to begin 2012 on an
',ptimnIIr, note. Or i::'.- IL it's because things in
Washington have looked r,r.thinr short of dis-
mal much of 2011. But there's something to get
up and shout about in the Medicare proposal
presented this month by GOP Rep. Paul Ryan
ofA i-,tj,,in and Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden
of Oregon. Yes, Ou read that right: Lawmakers
from opposing parties have a common solution,
a somewhat unexpected development after so
many partisan brawls this past year. But there
they ur., offering serious A,i',s to control Medi-
care costs to keep this program from going belly
up like Lehman Brothers and leaving seniors
without a safety net.
Ryan previously introduced a Medicare over-
haul that would give seniors government vouch-
ers to :P,i their premiums for a private health
care plan. His proposal got shoved aside because
it didn't keep traditional Medicare as an option
for them.


Our Viewpoint
Now he's back with a .'.ek-r.nt i premium uLip-
port" model. This one would keep traditional
Medicare as a choice for seniors in the future.
much like a version hI ;1_;-ld recently by former
GOP Sen. Pete Domenici and former Clinton
adviser Alice Rivlin. If seniors like Medicare as
they know it, they can keep it. But if they want to
choose among plans that offer benefits tailored
to their specific needs, they can go that route.
We like the competition choice strategy be-
cause it would force plans to offer better benefits
at lower costs. That's basically what happened
with the prescription drug benefit that Medicare
has offered over the last decade. Competition
among private plans has helped control expens-
es.
Ryan and Wyden have included several addi-
tional elements, starting in 2022, that are favor-
able to seniors. For example, seniors with serious


medical needs would receive a greater subsidy
to buy a private plan than would healthy seniors.
The extra money is aimed at stopping insurers
from u-arii, their plans to -iiil the healthiest
retirees.
The primary unknown is whether Congress
would ever stick to the pair's call to cap Medicare
spending at 1 percent above the gross domestic
product's growth rate. This newspaper supports
a limit so the s\ stem has enough money left to
sustain itself; Medicare's major trust fund is now
racing toward bankruptcy .
Legislators have never shown much will to
impose such caps. The recent battle over how
much Congress should pay doctors for treating
Medicare patients is the latest example.
Still, the Ryan-Wyden proposal, which mirrors
one Republican Mitt Romney recinllh ouliLned,
is encouraging. Yes, there are kinks that need to
be worked out. But the bipartisan duo has given
Congress a good place to start in 2012.


The language of politics


"I would remind you that extremism
in the defense of lihnern is no vice; and
let me remind you also that moderation
in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."
- Sen. Barry Goldwater, accepting the
Republican nomination for president,
July 16, 1964.

Barry Goldwater had a reputation for
saying what he meant, eloquently and
without equivocation.
You may not have liked where he
stood, but you most assuredly knew
where he stood.
The preceding quote was seized upon
by opponents to label him as a danger-
ous extremist.
One of his campaign slogans was, "In
your heart, you know he's right," a play
on words declaring the validity of his
views as well as his place in the political
spectrum.
The Lyndon Johnson campaign seized
on that slogan, displaying it against the
background of a mushroom cloud and
warning, "In your heart, you know he
might."
Johnson carried 44 of the 50 states.

The political spectrum, in my view as
a government major for four years and
a political junkie for 45, is best defined
by the traditional terms "liberal" and
"conservative."
Defining :hein in a few words is a
challenge, but I suggest that the liberal
position advocates more government
for the purpose of improving the lives
of its constituents, while the conserva-
tive position holds that people should
have the greatest reasonable latitude in
controlling their own lives with minimal
involvement of government.
It is not a battle of good vs. evil.


-c


S.L. Frisbie

mIim


S.L. Frisbie can be contacted at
slfrisbie@polkcountydemocratcom


Both positions have merit, and indeed,
absent totalitarianism at one end and
anarchy at the other, most governments
embrace a position somewhere be-
tween the extremes.
Neither holds exclusive claim to the
moral high ground.
The wide middle ground between
these opposites is generally defined as
"moderate." I find it distressing that in
the endless Republican debates, a ma-
jority of the candidates have declared
themselves to be the most conserva-
tive in the race, and have labeled those
opponents who have embraced some
moderate viewpoints to be Enemies of
the Enlightened.
I always have a sense of foreboding
when a politician proudly declares that
he has been awarded a 100 percent
"correct" voting record by extremists at
either end of the political spectrum. I
find it hard to believe that either side
is so much wiser than the other that its
views should always prevail.

If anyone cares, I rank myself as a
conservative on fiscal issues. I do not
believe that my grandchildren should
be saddled with debt to pay for my
retirement or for bailouts of Wall Street
FRISBIE 111


Letters to the editor


Today is Epiphany


My father used to tell me in my
formative years the person that has
changed the world the most was born
during Epiphany. He went on to explain
the word epiphany meant the event
was underlined by the appearance,
visit, or manifestation of the "Magi"
who paid homage to this newborn. The
world was changed forever with this
event.
Today is Epiphany.
It is my hope that an epiphany- hap-
pens within the walls of congress; that
a manifestation in the form of lighting
strikes the capitol, and appearance of
knowledge and wisdom is seen in all
the components of congress; and that
out of this epiphany, a more gentle,


humane, efficient congress comes into
being.
I hope the vitrolic antagonism
permeating congress at present gives
way to a gentler, respectful, mellower
way of addressing, working with each
other. We pride before the world we are
a civilized and gentle people. Congress
should be the maximum exponent of
civic responsibility, and the best show
of civility in this world of ours.
Instead of the warfare and hritiiii.,
shown so far, and the intransigence
and unwillingness to come to accord, a
complete metamorphosis should occur
in which the welfare of the people Con-
gress serves comes first, and no ideol-
CRESPO 11


The Polk County Democrat
Jim Gouvellis Publisher
* Aileen Hood General M\inager Jeff Roslow Editor Peggy Kehoe Managing Editor


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The Inquiring Photographer

What would you rather lose, your car keys or your cell phone?











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because I wouldn't like to not be able also cheaper to replace." just want to get home."
to get around."


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Henry J. Carver

Ienry. J.
(;Crver 87, passe1
away liij r oaL.
Jan. -, 20Q,2,frojm a:
1 or Feb. 16,
1924, in I .4S Jf ,
( 'tunt lia.. Mr.
(arver was the son
of the late liar-
leyv(. and Mary HenryJ.Cver
(Futch (Cirver.
Mr. Carver was a
veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S.
Navy. He owned and operated Henry's
Auto Parts in Bartow for n ari-n .-ars
.Along with his parents, Mr. Carver was
also preceded in death by his first wife, Ev-
,.n B. Carver; a son, Aubrtx Carver; two
grflandilmi. Randall Flewellen and Chet
Carver, Jr.; and a grcat- gr,1iriii.iughltr.
Sliiry' liri, Hughes.
He is survived I\ a l iing family that in-
cludes his wife DI 'o years, Ruby Jane Viers
DI iith. Carver of Bartow; a son, Chester
" hlir (Carver and wife linda, io ir-
tow; three daughters, Christine "Reena"
Flewellen and husband Mike of Lakeland,
Sharon C. Ilughes and husband Ray of
Polk( i R. and laura Frankenburger and
husband Jack of lake Garfield; a son, Wil-
liam 1.. n) iffh and %%itc Ani of Indonesia;
18 gr;iidchil riT-n. 2hgr ;ia -grg ,i(ichildrn-ii;
and two grr.il g.nii grand, Iildiren
Visitation: M iiday, Jan. 9, from
6-8 p.m., at \'liJidti MI. Irt I.n Funeral
I ome, h-', E. Main St., It,rt, >.
Funeral: I u.l.da. Jan. 10, at 10 a.m.,
followed by a luncheon at I irs, Baptist
Church of Barti \ foi faminl and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribu-
tionts may be made in Mr. Carver's honor
to First Baptist Church of Bartow, or
Gibsonia Full Gospel Church of God in
Lakeland.
Condolences to the family may be made
at www.whiddenmcleanfuneral
home.com.


OBITUARIES


Daniel Ro

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Daniel Paul Smrnith 20, p -'-d '.,,a.
Jan. 2, 2012, at Lakeland H:.-gonaa
Medical Center due to injuries
sustained in an accident.
He was born Dec. 6, 1991, in Pen-
sacola and moved to Frostproof frum
[l'nsai'Lla in 2010. He worked as a
cashier for Walmart in Sebring. He was
a Baptist and an avid bicyclist.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his
paternal grandmother, Georgia Smith.
He is survived by his father and
mother, Willie Edward Smith, II, and
Sandy Smith, both of Frostproof: his pa-
ternal grimIdfaiIthr. fillic Edward Smiith
Sr., of Pensacola; his maternal grandpar-
ents, Ernest Paul Simmons and Marieta
Ann Simmons, both of Pensacola; three
brothers, Tyler Smith, Dalton Smith and
Devin Smith, all of Frostproof; and two
sisters, Miranda Smith and Skye Smith,
both of Frostproof.
Visitation: ThiIursdl., Jan. 12, from
2-3 p.m., at Ilancock Funeral Home,
Fort Meade.
Funeral: follows at 3 p.m. with Rev.
l.arry Barrentine officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the
family at www.hancockfh.com.


Thelma Rae

Palmer
Thelma Rae Palmer, 73, passed
away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Winter
Haven Hospital. Whidden-McLeari
Funeral Home in Bartow is in charge
of arrangements.


Robert L. "Bob" Br%. -an. 71. p3'aed
away at Hope Hospice House Fort
Myers on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, after a
'.,Jurageousi battle with lung cancer.
He was born Oct. 8. 1940, in Bar-
tow, to the late Lonnie W. and Lillian
McDuffie Bryant.
Mr. Brvant was a -I-. graduate of
Summerlin Institute in Bartow. He
began employment with the Florida
Department of Transportation as a
draftsman, later entering the en-
gineering training program. Upon
completion of the program he trans-
ferred to the maintenance dt-parl-
ment in Fort Myers. In 2003, after 45
years of service, he retired as assistant
maintenance engineer.
He was an avid sports fan and was
a member of Gulf Coast Church of
Christ where he taught Sunday School
for many years.
Mr. Bryant was preceded in death
by his parents and a niece, Susan


Br. am Hopkins.
Survivors include his v. tc of 49
years, Jane Sanford Br inti. two sons,
shannun and wife Lisa of Cape Coral,
and Todd and wife Joanne of Po\ lder
Spring, Ga.: a daughter, Dawn and
husband Albert Reilingh of Mable-
ton, Ga.: five grandchildren, Kendall,
Cordelia, J.bhnrllc, and Joshua Bryant
and Albert IP-ilingli. a brother, Wil-
liam G. Hill Bryant of Bartow; and a
sister, Sybil Bryant Ward and husband
Bill also of B.hiroi He will be greatly
missed by all his f, mil as well as his
beloved pets, Patches and \lMilly.
Visitation: Wednesday, lan. 11,
4-7 p.m., and Thursday, Jan. 12, from
10-11 a.m at the Il,rif -Iclngclh.iilt
Funeral Home, lutil i Colonial BI d ,
Fort Myers.
Funeral: Thursday, Jan. 12, at
11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Service: Friday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m.
Wildiim d Cemetery, Bartow.


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NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF A
CONCEPTUAL APPLICATION BY
THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice is hereby given that the Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District has received an Conceptual Environmental Resource
permit application number 658191 from the University of South
Florida Polytechnic. Application received: December 7, 2011.
Proposed activity: development of a new campus. Project name:
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Section(s) 7&8 Township 27 South, Range 25 East, in Polk Coun-
ty. Outstanding Florida Water: No. Aquatic preserve: No. The ap-
plication is available for public inspection Monday through Frida)
at the Bartow Service Office located at 170 Century Boulevard,
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application and submit written comments concerning the applica-
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be received within 14 days from the date of this notice. If you
wish to be notified of agency action or an opportunity to request
an administrative hearing regarding the application, you must send
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Southwest Florida Water Management Distri. t. Regulation Perfor-
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FL 34604-6899 or submit your request through the District's web-
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863-533-0875
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Eagle Lake, FL 33839
863-294-7749
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Office: 863-533-1814
Fax: 863-534-8348


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1475 West Main St.
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711 E. Broadway
Fi. Meade
285-8652
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863-533-5560
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Hours: Monday-Saturday
11 am-8 pm
Sunday 12 Noon-6pm

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135 S. Central Avenue
Bartow
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205 Century Blvd.
Bartow, Florida 33830
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General Contractors
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PHOSPHATE
FROM PAGE 1A
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purpt s& only.',.:.* ... I saiddur
i:..' a ,' .ir .h ..ii . ent last weekthat
they, onxe aierd '.k in i Sup urfor the
pronss to a i, c...; ,: .' d"n in Australiao
Another ..' .: .1' : *..: '.; is the lar

ore, coidertitd a xate product at current
r ,i11i 1,. operations s. 1 1:' 1 '. also noted tha
Isconsidertd i .'..: ', 'ir. ;:',',lhi i i )'that
inidu s i...s b,
IXlu. hosphattue was fonned in 2008 by
(OI I'heodore "lip" lover, who has an
extensive i,.r, r,..'ld in industry and
r ii.ii..jriij l. ;.. rlij,' i Ias president of
ih r l '.1r.'. tSulphur Compani
and as a senior vice-president with Agrico
I hri ii'i jiCo.
l,. opportunities .: it', buil There are


SUPPORT
FROM PAGE 1A
businessman. Goals to conquer discussed
in previous pitches by English also
included educating the public on how
the tax incentive would work to dimin-
ish the negative stigma that led to failin
votes in previous years. English attests
in 2Jiilii out of 150,000 votes, the mnliii)
Lhiil II,, 500 votes. To assure the past
won't repeat itself, English proposed to
commissioners not only to put the tax
it( Viiiiut'on the 2012 ballot, but to also
add a $25,000 fee to create a campaign
to properly educate the public about
how the program will operate and be
managed.
English gave an example of what
the incentive would mean and how he
would like to see it presented to the
public. He said if a person wanted to ex


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dtent a the site behind


.. make a positivex'" . on lim
p the demonstrate industry I a .


camight r able to .
an industry xhat 't ht .:" ..
max bx' it..' '.I we have to do Is, "
that's what we're about to do."
foiler said the plant smiuld b
ruiiiingby2013. i-.' .'_J.. work
has already b._-ir
( fiipment anid the are eonstrem
dent in the science behind the pa
the demonstration pllon.t wil be
work out small mechxemption of k
might yearwhichwouldrangease
from one I'm concerned about ai
simple ouhinty all during the onvrs
pand their business in Polk Co
he or she purchased SI million
of equipment and also constri.
building worth Sl nihullii thai
be a total of $2 million. That pi
would get a tax exemption ofr
per year, which would range a]
from one to 10 years depending
the county allows during the p
hearing. Anyone who wanted t
advantage of the tax exemptio
go to the Property Appraiser to
an application. The Property A
would review it and make sure
all requirements set forth by th
commission and then forward
county commission for a public
Commissioner Melony Bell ex
support for the incentive and sai
tool for rejuvenating the county's
But she wants staff to also do the
work and find out exactly what t
bers would be on tax exempts an


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e site I %vas, one of the most -iU-: 1 Peopleo on
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n it. and a lab in the .- No .. .re .'oer

e the course ofalmosti'e ar (' id he rfeced
a the t h easle ofe t m holds 'L almot o asdozen
to patents and a number ... I ones deal-
r' ckth Io day. "Weth. we ., i... ri ." pLX months to

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un it. and much revenue the incentive 1Would create.w
e up andrth I'., r count around us is doing th is
icted a and in order for us to attract good high-n
t would paving jobs to the area, we Must do
person :1i said Bell. "I am in favor of this andover
14,000 believe we need more legal informia-
nywhere tion as we move forsx ard, but I certainly
on what think that we're missing the boat on jobs
ublat here in Polk number i i, on
to take Commissioner Edwin Smith had.
un would reservations as e reflected back to tte.
fill out response from existing businesses dur-
cppraiser ing the 2010 election. Before putting it
'it follows on the ballot, Smith felt more in-depth
e county analysis aneed information was needefora-
nywit to the "Comments back then from business
ic hearing thiowners were that this is a slap in the
pressed face and unfasioner competition to compa-
w it as a nies that have been in the county for
s economy. years and paying their taxes for years,
'ir home- yet now we're encouraging someone to
he num- come into Polk County giving them an
nd how unfair advantage on them with a tax


produce i .:ma. which isr a xa asie peaur i
rbeause tu cntalis trace lkv of radiation,
the hada "I 'i n ,'a prao" es itert pelebl-m s
thain k.n ,. t i .'i roiunti stIones o ru






e "ut! "T. t .. m ina'.., ., ..1 raut- Th com-f
: .. .. 'id rduol i s ;'. '": b. their by-prod-
I: : i t.;:;"t' would whaw less ientlsion
tfrom the .... bu In ',k county.
that if we wantid the believe tax breat the
mateshould giveuld have promise as an
the. can allubstiucompete r r i.-suchas
t En.JL ish. nin ted. orother coinstuc-
ships," saecid that require a large amount of
Ilk i" ,,.tvi'. has awebsite:.\ \xwphos-
l',ii'l]iL'll-i.it.liiili,\l 1 ',i
we hndve Dnond m.i Polk Couni director
fore busineakers in ustralia. lkd eCounty
resulthat are making valuable products, the
1Il i.iki.Tr- is very pleased with the tt'
kilnorek results o daeverybo," he dysaid. "On
the data disad hand. it promise the county ii a lwer
capital and '1 n'[-tiiii-" cost Vithil better op-
'r.,l, margin. We axwait the results of tlhe
batch sale featwork with talt.il interest."


break thav the. don't have." said Smith.
\- I recall there was a lot of pushback
frm he motion to put the business community
that this was unfair trade practice and
that if we want to give a tax break, we
should give of $25,000 a tax mpreak and
put them all on a leel timatii field so
they can all approval bypete.
But English pointed out the big pic-
ture.
"A thriving robust tniiimi raises all
ships," said English. "The more people
we have emllyd in Polk County, the
more businesses we have in Polk County
that are making valuable products, the
more that helps everybody. It's going to
be a disadvantage to the county if we
don't have it."
The motion to put the business tax
break on the 2012 ballot with an al-
lowance of $25,000 to campaign and
educate the public ultimately won
unanimous approval by the board.


WISH
FROM PAGE 1A
fully we will have new innovative busi-
nesses that will build in Polk County and
provide much needed employment for our
citizens."
Bell shares on a personal note that last
year was a tough one for her because of
a shattered knee cap. She is thankful for
a strong family, wonderful friends and
colleagues who stood beside her during
two surgeries and many hours of physical
therapy providing comfort and encourage-
ment.
"I'm also thankful to be given the great-
est opportunity to serve the people of Polk
County as a county commissioner for
District #2, South Polk County," said Bell.
County Commissioner Edwin Smith
hopes er ery i o looking for jobs in 2012
will find exactly what they are looking for.
"For me pcr'iminally. 1 just hope to be able
to continue to serve the pei iple o(f this great
county in the best and most efficient way
possible," Smith adds.
County Commissioner Todd Dantzler
also wants to see decreasing unemploy-


ment rates.
"As for my personal life, I want to find
more balance so I can have more time with
my kids," Dantzler shares.
Clerk of Courts Richard Weiss has high
hopes for the team at his office.
"I hope and expect we will successfully
complete our journey to a paperless court
system that will save time, money and
serve our customers most efficiently," said
Weiss. "For the county, in 20121 want to see
a growing economy, continued decrease
in unemployment and raises for county
employees to recognize the contributions
they make in providing services for all of
our residents."
Property Appraiser Marsha Faux had our
troops on her heart.
"I hope and pray that all of our Polk
County residents who are serving and
fighting for our freedom will be protected
and return home unharmed," she said. In
contrast, Bartow Mayor Pat Huff didn't take
making New Year's resolutions too seri-
ously.
"I tell everyone that I'm going to give
up junk food, give up sweets and exercise
every day and then I'm going to quit lying
about it," he laughed.


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CALENDAR;w


ARTS
Thursday, Jan. 12-Sunday, Feb. 5
"ie M.Ar .r ju. Wjr.di.o-f,' :. '. ,ts, 519 for
students. 'il fer .wisam.'. Chain of akes Complex at
210 (lpre'.'. G r1,r'n'.t sl d/anrer Hi.'s j 2'4-46',
Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 14
AmericanBuffalo, 7:30 p.m. 510 adults, 8 students,
i llable Lake lnd Community Th-are Tre ..e .:,irror
Theatre, 121 5. Lake Ave, Lakeland, k.,! r J 3 PLAY (7529)
'or iTr www lareiand,'omnmunirT'1h~-aire rm
Saturday, Jan. 14
Long 'qhori Band hard dining rrmuiu. led by Lee Alltorn
.inrinnq 'igirnal rld'.',i, and country mu'i( 6 30 pm $15
prior to Jan. 14 or $20 at the door Ramon tIhedter, 15 E.
Will 't. Frostproof .\ 6 5-7222.
Sunday, Jan. 15
Adult on(err Frnd, 230 pm free. Bartow Civic Center,
.1250 1. Floral Ave.

BUSINESS
Wednesday, Jan. 11
Building thI.- I iltir.ie Bu i r Pljin. 130-4:30 p.m.,
sponsored by (FDC Greater Lakeland Chamber of
Commerce, 35 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland. Call ~ 3.i
534-5915.
Wednesday, Jan. 11
Belly Off Bartow Weight Loss Team Challenge, 12-week
weight loss competition. 'am' will consist of five indi-
viduals. To sign up call (863) 534-3288.


Saturday, Jan. 14
Start .,I Wa yr, Lo.. ny'en'? ':' '.", S25.5
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.63 533-5300.

CLUBS
Thursday, Jan. 12
Unifing The Miiid Thr,:ugh 'Mi;in.r 1 30-3 : 57
The Center for Per oral, Gr,iTh 151 Second S- :.,' Winter
Haven, .'_ 3, .%-3068.
Thursday, Jan. 12
Wine kLike a Pro, 3:15-4:45 p.m., $5 donation. The
Center for Personal Growih 151 Second St. SW, Aint-r
Haven, (863) 299 9070
Friday, Jan. 13
Junior Stivi(e League Annual (hil Lun(hen at Fir ; Baptist
Church in Bartow. $5 for bowl of chili, combread, dessert and
Inn, Proreeds to Barrow s Relay or Life Lur,(h can be picked
up between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Delivery available. Call 631
559-2547 or chil..slbartow tom
Saturday, Jan. 14
Imperial Polk Genealogical Society meeting, 1 p.m.,
free. "A new look at cemeteries in the 21st century"with
Kim V. Garvey, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 3140
Troy Ave., Lakeland. (863) 686-3886.
Monday, Jan. 16
Tiger Bay Club, 11:30 a.m., Seth C. McKee, associate
professor of political science at USF discusses redistricting.
$15 members, $25 non-members. Peace River Country
Club, 150 Idlewood Ave., Bartow.


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Tuesday Jan.17
Golden Age Club, noon. Entertainment by Shane
Rodriquez and son Ricky Rodriguez. Call 8o36i 533-1091.

COMMUNITY
Wednesday, Jan. 11
fir M,jrin Lutlhir ng Jr Brjekfdaln. br-..fi...t. at 7:30,
program at 8 a.m. Bartow Civic Center, 2250 Floral Ave.,
Bartow.
Wednesday, Jan. 11
Miss Melissa tells stories, does finger plays, music, crafts,
games, and films for 3-5-year-olds. Time, 10-10:45 a.m.,
Bartow Public Library, 2150 S. Broadway, (863) 534-0131.


Thursday, Jan. 12
Concert in the Park, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Picnic blan-
kets are 3iailabir from the Main Street Bartow tent. Corner
of Broadway and Main Street. Call (863) 519-0508.
Thursday, Jan. 12
Book Babies, 18 months to 2 years old, 10-10:30 a.m.,
Bartow Public Library, 2150 S. Broadway, (863) 534-0131.
Saturday, Jan. 14
A Taste of Agriculture, featuring a country dinner, live
auction and bam dance benefitting the 65th annual Polk
County Youth Fair, 5:30 p.m., dinner and a live auction at
6:30 p.m. Higgenbotham Rocking H Ranch, 2200 Ewell Road,
Lakeland. Call (863) 644-6681 or auction@higgenbotham.com.


CRESPO: Epiphany
FROM PAGE 4
ogy or party lines should get in the way.
Indeed "we the people" need an
epiphany. I hope Congress takes heed
and in this new year the needed epiph-
any comes to be. All of Congress should
take a lesson from the first epiphany, all
of Congress should follow the example
of the newborn, all of Congress should


know the word love is the basis for the
first epiphany.
"For God so loved the world that
He gave His only begotton Son, that
whosoever believes in Him should not
perish, but have everlasting life." (John
3:16)
Manuel V. Crespo
Lake Wales


FRISBIE: Language of politics


FROM PAGE 4


moderate range, particularly on civil
rights and human relations, and on


giants. programs like school breakfasts and
I am somewhat of a moderate on free and reduced price school lunches.
social issues. I believe that a nation as I would hate to be held accountable,
wealthy as America can and should four days before my personal odometer
ensure that adequate medical care is turns over to 71 years of age, for every
available to all cil izens, but not through view I held when I was 17.
a system of mandates and fines im-
posed on the private sector.
Sorry, I will have to leave it to some- (S.L. Frisbie is retired. He may or may
one else to figure out the details, not have grown wiser in seven decades.
My once arch conservative views in But he most assuredly has grown mel-
many areas have moved well into the lower.)


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Church celebrates 100 years of Roberta Chambers


By EF ROSLOW
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Be ing a devoted member of the
church for nearly three-quarters of a
century has gone a long way toward
Roberta Chambers living for 100 years.
She accomplished that on Saturday and
one of the members of the congregation
at ihe New Mount Zion AMI. (Churt h on
Scott Street Sund,', said, "She said. 99'
won't do. I'm talking about 100,'' le rni
Greer said. But I'm not talking about age,
I'm talking about Jesus Christ."
I hir. .it, at the church Sunday was
dedicated to Chambers who said she has
been a member of that church for 72 years
and "I1 iil hea( hnldof this church until I die."
Fellow congregant Cire Greer said
when he first came to Bartow and even-
tuallN took over the books, she helped
him. Chambers was active in the choir
and iill to this day he can sometimes
hear her voice singing louder than those
Surrnil.h in the choir. She took part in
almost c-%t.r- thing in the church.
"When it comes to this church you
are everything," Greer, who has known
her for nearly 40 years, said, later add-
ing, "You don't act like a lady who is 100.
You act like someone God has touched."
And, in return, she appears to have
touched others. In her happy birthday wish,
Cynthia Moseley broke down into tears and
hesitated while reading a poem. The words
of the poem recall how some people come
into life and don't know their reason. And


L ..., .. -'""'
Roberta Chambers cuts the cake marking her
100th birthday Sunday after the service at New
Mount Zion AME Church. Chambers turned 100
Saturday.
some lift hearts so much you can't com-
plain. "He put her into my life and I know
the reason," she said through her tears.
Her family came in from all over the
United States to help honor her reach-
ing the century mark. In fact about three-
quarters of the crowd stood when Pastor
Laura White asked who was there to mark
Roberta Chambers' birthday. Her nieces
and nephews were there, her grandchil-
dren, great-grandchildren, great-great-


Roberta Chambers smiled as congregation members one by one wished her a happy 100th
birthday at New Mount Zion AME Church in Bartow. Sitting with her are her grandson Gregory
Sanders (left) and her nephew Calvin Glover.


grandchildren and, of course, her friends.
"She's been very special to me," said
her grandson Gregory Sanders. "I came
down from Chicago and for this that's a
pretty short distance."
Sanders said Chambers raised him in
Bartow and raised him in the church on
Scott Street in the 1950s.
"I can't believe you are 100 and I know
there will be many more," he said.
Though at 100 Chambers is partially


blind, it was apparent she was not deaf.
"I'm so happy no one here said they hate
me," she said. "So everyone must like me."
She said she's lived to reach 100 years
old because of her faith. "What He told
me to do I tried to do. I'm just so grate-
ful to reach 100."
And, even at her advanced age, she is still
a fountain of information about her family.
"Her knowledge of the whole family is
great," said nephew Calvin Glover.


'Weather' it's cold or not,
chili is yummy

No matter the weather, Junior Service
League plans its annual Chili Luncheon
on Friday, Jan. 13, at First Baptist
Church in Bartow.
A chili lunch, which includes a bowl
of chili, cornbread, dessert and drink, is
$5. All proceeds from the Chili Luncheon
Will go to Bartow's Relay for Life.
Lunch nlaybe picked up between
11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Delivery is available
for orders of 10 or more. Contact Juli
1 lthbard, (H6 \) 559-2547, or email
chili@jslbartow.com to place an order.
Gold buyer featured
at fundraiser

Team Ruby Tuesday has its second
Cancer Fundraiser at Carver Recre-
ation Center in Bartow from 9 a.m.-4
p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, to raise mon-
ey for the American Cancer Society's
Relay For Life.
Along with vendors and a variety of
sales, a gold buyer will be on site to
buy gold, silter and platinum. Lunch,
featuring barbecue, wilLbe available
at the Relay Caf6, and baked goods
and used books will be sold.
A silent auction features auto-
grapht. items, dinner theater tickets,
gih baskets, a breast cancer block
tree, a porcelain doll and more. Ven-
dors include Mary Kay, Avon, Thirty-


One Gifts, Mary D's Block Trees,
Herbalife, Sports Memorabilia, Sports
Jewelry and Gift Baskets.
Admission is free.

Golden Age club to meet

Shane Rodriquez and son Ricky Ro-
drigues will be the entertainment at the
Golden Age Club's next meeting at noon
on Jan. 17.
The monthly meeting will be at the
Bartow Civic Center, 2250 S. Floral Ave.
For information, call (863) 533-1091.

Cemeteries are the
topic for genealogists

Speaker KimV. Garvey of Sarasota will
present "A new look at cemeteries in the
21st century" at the Imperial Polk
Genealogical Society on Saturday, Jan. 14.
The meeting begins at 1 p.m. at Uni-
tarian Universalist Congregation, 3140
Troy Ave., Lakeland.
Plans have been announced for the
2012 IPGS Seminar on Saturday, March
3, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Alumni
Room at Florida Southern College, Co-
lumbia Way, Lakeland.
George K. Schweitzer, researcher and
author, will be the guest speaker.
Books and videos will be sold. For
information, contact Kay Stone at (863)
858-2738 or email kai. sione,,_prodig_..
net. For more information visit www.
IPGS.org.


Send Valentine love to troops

Marine Families of Polk County has
kicked off a promotion to send "love" to
our troops through care packages with a
Valentine flair. Items include the traditional
Valentine candy, cards and trinkets. They
are also picking up items to help give them
"warm love" from Polk County like hand
warmers (which also work in their boots),
beefy soups, instant coffee, cocoa, tea,


socks and other items we take for granted,
spokesman Jamie Brown said.
On Saturday, Jan. 14, at 5 p.m., MFPC will
meet at Fred's Southem Kitchen on Harden
Boulevard in Lakeland. Anyone who would
like to donate items can drop by. Or people
can contact MFPC to arrange an alternate
time to submit donations by Feb. 2.
Monetary donations are also accepted as
each package mailed costs $13. For more
information, contact MFPC at mfpc8633@
gmail.com or call (863) 287-2032.


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Daniel Boone was in town last weekend


ByJEFF ROSLOW


,i llei as a ,, 'r.: I ,! t pe ars
and is in liCounty Historic for the al next cou-el
Boone kept a roomful ot el-
iertauned ." anl hour S urda aIe
re weeed washen takes part in the 4 t1she
tarts hi' median and was ; into
their yearly redez peopledress
Steven Y. ( ,i.,l,ii a retired homi-
ide detective part of Kentucky, appears
around the country as Daniel be one of:
and is in ha County for ithe next cou-
ple weeks as he takes part in the 41st
annual 20afia in'.r Rendezvous which
starts this week in Homeland.
At th yearly rendezvabout allous people dress
and act the part of those who lived in
the 1 entertained and Caudill will be one of
hundreds on hand for it. Public days are
Jan. 20-21.
"Come early; we open at 8 a.m.," said
organi/'r Susie ( hdpman. 'urmn. see
how we celebrate history."
BII that was about all thtere' was about
the rendezvous as the rest of the eve-
ning B,'ir. entertained his audience.
Dressed almost. >unpltrle]l as Boone
did, C aiisdill recounted how he and -11
men in the salt springs of the Licking
River were captured by warriors of'Chief
Blacklish. Because they were greatly
outnumbered, Ii inlL surrendered to
them.
lHe said they were getting salt water
to go meat hunting and after he killed
and skinned a small buffalo he saw four
Indians riding horseback with red paint
on their faces.
"I know what red paint means," he
said. "It means they were going to do
some killing."
He said he took his knife in his hands,
but being greasy from the skinning,


partwhen he aaw more Thendia amd





him ran aSheltod wee was inch means Bi Tur e.
e said. h wi d





was embarrassing hunter were tako t thefrontierman
he said. Hsome re adopunted into the to
replace fallen warriors and others anwere
taken to Detroit. Boone was : ."
into ti-:i..;, I l.ih fjp il', and dressed the
part of a Shawnee. The Indians named
him Sheltowee which means Big Turle.
he said.
Bhe four months living as a Shawnee
was embarrassing to the frontiersman.
he said. He recounted how there I knomen
and children took him to a river and
plucked the hair from his body.
"It was one of the most humiliating
days of my lilt," he said.
But he knew that one d.i he would
get back to his wife and children.
"All 'ihr while I was there I knew I was
going to escape," he said.' Bec ause my
wife and child was in Boonesborough."
Boone learned that Blackfish in June
1778 was going to return to Boonesbor-
ough and Boone saw this as a chance to
escape.
"For some reason I was allowed to
mount a pony," he said. lHe saw others
hunting turkeys, then, "I looked to my
left and I looked to my right and I saw I
was alone. I shook the reigns for home."
Boone took off on the nearly 200 mile
trek to Boonesborough and in five
days he had gotten home to his wife,
Rebecca.
But while he was gone, Rebecca and
the children went to her home in North
Carolina, assuming he was dead. Upon
his return to Boonesborough, some
of the men expressed doubts about
Boone's loyalty, because after surrender-


\cu mhe ,s as led .- :
about 20 minutch he a trfor the
treason.
"I was what even lawyer
who max be in this room
is "-"'.. I represented
. ....... he said. "It took
about 20 minutes for the
jury to rule and I was
acquitted."
History also shows that
Boone later went back
and raided the Shawnees
across the Ohio River, and
helped defend Boonesbor-
ough in September 1778
against a 10-day siege led
by Blackfish.
Following his story,
Caudill told his audience
of the annual festival being
held in Homeland. Daniel Boone tl
An 1840s rendezvous at the Polk Cou
was a pre-determined retired police d
place and time set for fur country now.
trappers to meet up with
fur traders. This kept the
fur trapper from having to come all the
way back to civilization to cash in the .
skins and furs he had collected.
He told people it was during this time
the word buck was used to refer to a
dollar. A deer's horn or buck would earn
a hunter a dollar. He encouraged people
to come to the festival on the public
days and learn about history and of
course, buy what he had to sell because
somehow he has to pay for the mer-
chandise he buys to keep up the look of
Daniel Boone.
The Rendezvous is scheduled from


PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW
hanks those who attended his speech Saturday
nty Historical Museum. Steven Y. Caudill, a
detective from Kentucky, plays Boone around the

Jan. 14-21, however, during Visitors'
Days the event is open to the public.
Visitors Days hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
It costs $10 for adults, $15 for those 60
and older and $5 for those 4 through 15.
Children 3 and younger are admitted
free.
To reach the campground, turn west
onto County Road 640 from U.S. High-
way 17 at Homeland. At Azalea Street,
turn south. Follow Azalea to the Ren-
dezvous gate.
For information, or for a detailed map
and directions, visit the website, www.
floridafrontiersmen.org.


SCHOOL LIFE

Scholarship, financial aid seminars


Students and parents of any pub-
lic, private, charter or home school
may go to college scholarship and
financial aid seminars.
Seminar topics are the scholarship
search, the Florida Bright Futures
Program. financial aid sources
and publications, the financial aid
application process and the Free
Application for I e(deral Student Aid
program.
There is no cost to attend these
seminars.
Kay Noble, a guidance specialist
of Polk County Public Schools, will
be the host.


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P.A.


For more information, call Noble
at (863) 534-0959 or email her at kay.
noble@polk-fl.net.
The seminar schedule and locations:
Jan. 12: Tenoroc High Cafeteria -
7 p.m.
Jan. 17: Bartow High Auditorium -
7 p.m.
Jan. 18: Hlaines City High Auditorium
- 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 19: Kathleen High Media Center
-7 p.m.
Jan. 24: Winter Haven High Auditorium
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Jan. 25: George Jenkins Auditorium
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Notice is hereby given that the Southwest Florida Water Manage-
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Polytechnic. Application received: December 7, 2011. Proposed
activity: development of a new campus. Project name: USF Poly-
technic Infrastructure Package Phase 1. Project size: 170 acres.
Location: Section(s) 7&8 Township 27 South, Range 25 East, in
Polk County. Outstanding Florida Water: No. Aquatic preserve: No.
The application is available for public inspection Monday through
Friday at the Bartow Service Office located at 170 Century Boule-
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the application and submit written comments concerning the ap-
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P.,', 14A [ i'. Country Democrat


BHS soccer season wrapping up
BHS soccer season wrapping up


T he first. :-.. of calendar year
2012 for the Barrow high School
soccer teams came on the coldest
nights of the new ,ear. It rtill'. drove
home the point that success is consid-
ered a "winter" sport.
The JV and arsity, boys teams met up
with Winter Haven last Tuesday. It was a
true back and forth game in the Varsity
contest as the teams kept exchanging
the lead.
ihri..:. held a 4-3 lead until a Blue
D. '.i1 'i- I trickled in with 10 seconds
left, leaving the squad with their sixth
deadlock of the season against four
wins and seven losses.
The game came on the heels of the
long holiday break. I he team was only
able to get together the day before,
but they didn't show .,i', effects of the
1,1,,1,ff
"The guys were ready," said coach
Matt Cooper. "I didn't need to say a lot.
'They knew what to do. It's been kind
of a rough season. Tonight they played
well, but made some mistakes early. I'm
happy with their effort, but we have to
limit our mistakes."
Seeing a goal so late in the game can
be deflating, but the team stays upbeat.
It's no surprise that the team, which lost
a lot of seniors last year, would have
some struggles. It's a rebuilding season
and the team has been working hard
to play together in a sport that requires
absolute precision at time.
"Our success will come as we get the
players on the same page all the time.
This group can really play hard,"
Cooper added.
Cooper also helped with the junior
varsity program, which will finish up the
year with a home match against Mulber-
ry next week. The varsity will be playing
Mulberry that night as a tune-up for up-
coming district play at George Jenkins.
Players on the 20111-12 Varsity squad
are Zachary Ammon, Austin Arnold,
Joseph Bacon, Timothy Delph, William
(,ibh., Johnathan Joseph, Andrew
Koretchko, Jose Martinez, Andrew
Mulville, Vishal Patel, Sam Phen,
I leliodoro "'i"ll hi" Ramirez, Christian
Ramos, Allen Rivas, Victor Romero,
Marion Sanchez and Nickolas Trejo.
The 2011-12 Junior Varsity squad is
made up of Caleb Brooks, Vawuen
Cairo-lajares, Michael Chase, Kevin
Craig, Francisco Delacruz, Eman
Gallardo, Williaim Gibson, Austin
Guthrie, Andrew Hamm, Austin Inclema,


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Dorian Lorente, Dale Lutton, Gabino
Martinez, Erick Meza, Cole Milligan,
Nathan Pandolfi, Christian i' .-.r,
Christian Iorquemada, and Fabian
Vega-Muniz.
The following night, a little warmer
but still quite chilly, the girls soccer
program hosted district rival Kathleen.
It was senior night, a special night for a
-half dozen members of the girls squad.
The Junior Varsity teams took the field
for the pre-game ceremonies. When it
was realized that the national anthem
was not going to play, the Bartow girls
led the singing, soon followed by their
opponents and then the small crowd at
the Bartow Memorial Stadium.
The JV team, led by coach Matthew
Reber, scored twice in the early stages
of the second half and held possession
of the ball through most of the game to
control their opponent.
Prior to the start of the varsity game,
it was time to honor the seniors. Each
girl walked through a tunnel composed
of the remaining players to join with
parents or significant individuals in a
pre-game ceremony.
For the varsity squad, it was domina-
tion of the opponent, scoring seven goals
in the first 25 minutes of the game.
Florida High School Athletic Associa-
tion rules requires the game to be called
when there is an eight-point difference.
Before Bartow could get that game-end-
ing goal in the second half, a Kathleen
penalty kick put them on the board. No
matter as Bartow scored two goals before
regulation time and sealed a 9-1 win.
The team will likely be a strong num-
ber two seed in the district playoffs at
George Jenkins.
The 2011-12 squad is coached by first
year coach Heather Culverhouse with
assistants Jesse Coronado and David
Lawhead. The team prepared for the
contest in stylish warm-ups that were
donated by Mosaic for the season.
Members of the 2011-12 JV team are
Stephanie Cati, Carrie Daniel, Losanda


PHOTO BY LARRY JEWETT
Senior soccer players at Bartow High School were honored Wednesday, Jan. 4. They are, from left,
Melissa Hui, Alexis Alvarez, Heather Taylor, Shannon Lyons, Jude Nawlo and Carrie Daniel


Delva, Barbara Delva, Courtney
Gleaton, Courtney Glowner, Emily Har-
relson, Keishira James, Victoria Jones,
Shannon Kozmic, Ashley Laroche, Sarah
Lucas, Grace McKellip, Mikayla Mooney,
Jude Nawlo, Ariana Strozier, Alice
Thompson and Shelby Watson.
The Varsity team is composed of
Alexis Alvarez, Courtney Deal, Pamela


Denton, Alexandra Hollen, Melissa
Hui, Anna Koretchko, Bree Lawhead,
Shannon Lyons, Alleah Long, Precious
McIntosh, Kathryn McNeils, Caroline
Ruthven, Ariel Schleicher, Heather
Taylor, Raechanze Thompson,
Grace Valenti and Sarah Valenti.
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BHS football team honored


By LARRY JEWETT

I he annual rtn o-niliirn banquet for 'lic
Hfarow Iligh School ithall squad took
place in the school's cafeteria Mondaiv
night. Coach Brett Biggs welcomed the
crowd and ,,flered the invocation before
the lasagna dinner was served.
Bigg, started the awards presentation
with the junior varsity squad. The team
started the year with about 90 hopefuls,
but a squad of 40 stuck it out for the sea-
son. The team's record may have :la a'd
a part in the reduction in size, but those
who remained proved true to the purpose
of fihe garni
The IV squad ended :hc year with a 2-6
record, but developed teamwork which
ill serve them well in rhtir %arsiiry hopes.
Junior '. ,rs',i pli.rs who attended
the banquet and received certificates for
completion of the season included Josh
Barber, Quincy Childs, Marquis Cooper,
Bobby'lownes, David Veytia. Malt Wig-
gins and Marquis Wright.
Coach Big,, was joined by his staff
in prr-riiiing .ir,.it, awards. Coaches
CourtneyYouiing, John Schley, Thomas
Hlrry, John Nelson, Carlisle Johnson and
David lloyd greeted the players as ":lu
were called forward.
The members of the squad were called
to the front to receive certificates to
commemorate their 2011 season, which
ended with a 3-7 record. From there, a
parade of special awards followed.
The Blue Collar Awards were given to
those who contributed in ways that may
not have been noticed, providing hard
work at practice and motivating the team
to better performance. Four of these were
given to Gabriel Al-Shaer, William Coo-
per, Brandon Barber and Darius Jackson.


Special I,..in Awards were .'- '- to
seniors Danny Williams and William
Cooper and freshman Malik Mils.
TIhe top defensive lineman award sin-
gled out the effort in the trenches, a place
where the work is often done without the
glory. Sophomore Romante Bell. who led
the team in sacks, took that honor.
Some tough competition fur the Top
Receiver award gave the coaches pause
to decide who should get it. In the end,
the award represented the gu who
made himself a big target, but if the
throw was off the mark, he did eLr. t n-
thing he could to get there to keep a
drive alive. Jeremy Williams stepped
forward to claim this award.
Top linebacker award went to Fred-
die Stevenson, who plt 'd the position
with intensity\ witih many tackles for loss
in his shortened season. He was injured
in the Winter Haven contest before the
season ended. Stevenson, who is still on
crutches, remained at the table and the
award was delivered to him.
Top defensive back went to Jeremy
Manning, who tallied more than a half
dozen interceptions, including one that
was returned 101 yards at Auburndale.
The Ironman Award was given to Leon
Vasser for his work on both sides of the
ball during the season. Diante Baker
was singled out as the Most Improved
Player for the 2011 season. Quarterback
Dimitri Leverett received the Coaches
Award. In his first year with the varsity,
Leverett threw for more than 1,000 yards
during the year.
The Real Estate Award for the top run-
ning back, an award that Coach Biggs won
during his days as a sophomore at Bartow
High School, went to Aaron Garrison. The
junior gained the most yards despite be-
ing sidelined for the last half of the year.


PMUIU O Y LAHY JWVVEI I
Jeremy Manning was named Monday night as
the Bartow High School football team's Player
of the Year.
The Gung Ho award for team spirit
went to Jacob Bird for the second straight
year. Caleb Dean and Gabriel Al-Shaer
were recognized for their combined work
on the field and in the classroom, winning
the Paul Quinn Award for Academics.
Awards were given for top senior
(Jeremy Manning) and Top Junior
(Freddie Stevenson). The Defensive MVP
went to junior Rico Mathis with senior
lineman Montel Collins was selected as
Offensive MVPE
Several parents were honored for their
contributions to the team's season.
The final award brought Jeremy
Manning back to the stage to claim the
Player of the Year award.


Haines City fans are expected to be
on hand for the game. The Hornets
have only lost one game, a matchup
with Dr. Phillips High School. On
three occasions, Haines City has held
an opponent to fewer than three total
points.
The evening matchups will start


A good crowd is expected tomor- with the jun
row night at the Hive at Bartow High their game
School as the girls basketball teams is schedule
of Ilaines City and Bartow will meet
for the second time. In their previous D
match-up just before the Christmas
holiday, the home Hornets beat Bartow Sign ups (
by a single point, 36-35. The loss was spring Dixie
only Bartow's second of the season. You can sigi
Coach Richard Murvin's squad has Bartow Civic
been on a tear since that game, win- Thursday at
ning by handy margins. In their last 9 a.m.-noor
game, Bartow stifled Kathleen 55-26 The spring
after defeating Ridge 88-4. the all-star |
\\ while the game is important for Bar- late summe
tow, it is equally important for Haines World Series
City, which must repeat their win on well under w
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at 6 p.m. The varsity game
d for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.

)ixie sign ups
continuee this week for the
e Youth Baseball season.
n up the youngsters at the
c Center from 6-8 p.m.
nd Saturday, Jan. 14 from
n.
g season play will lead to
play in the summer. During
r, Bartow will be hosting the
s for two divisions. Plans are
way for bringing this presti-
to our community.


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Golf benefits

MLK

Scholarship

fund
Golfers can help send students
to college by pli.\ ing in the annual
Deacons & Stewards Alliance Schol-
arship Golf Tournament on StIlullI\
Jan. 14.
The tourney will be from 8 a.m.-
noon at Bartow ()il Course, 150 N.
Idlewood Ave., Bartow.
Funds raised b\ the tournament
are the main source of funding for
the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. schol-
arships presented each year, Carver
Ytiung said.
Last e'ar the Alliance awarded 14
scholarships. This year's banquet will
be held June j2.
Cost of the tournament is sW' a
person or S2hii a team. Golfers may
sign up ahead or on Saturday at the
golf course. For more information
call Young at (863) 533-1207.
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The tournament is just one of the
MLK events planned in Bartow. A
memorial service begins at 3 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 15, at Praise Temple
Deliverance Center, featuring Pastor
Jerome Davis of St. John Missionary
Baptist Church.
And on Monday, Jan. 16, the an-
nual King-Gause Parade begins at
noon, marching along Main Street
from Floral Avenue to Carver Rec-
reation Center, where a carnival,
program and entertainment begin.
This year's theme is "Change:
Believe it, Achieve it!"


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