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Wednesday
February 1,2012


Polk County Democrat


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By CATHY PALMER
CORRESPONDENT
Fraser Trail entrance
closed, Page 2A.
For congestion-weary
Bartow area motorists, help
may be on the way. Slowly,
but on the way.
Polk County commission-
ers last week put their stamp
of approval on the Northern
Connector's construction
that will literally pave the
way from U.S. Highway 98
to U.S. Highway 17, allevi-
ating traffic that presently
is bogged down by recon-
struction of the State Road
60/U.S. 98 intersection.


Heeeey! Rob Kincart gives thumbs up to becoming the new president of the Bartow Chamber of Commerce at its Fabulous
'50s Annual Event on Jan. 28. For more photos from the event, see Page 14A.


Madrid named top leader


By PEGGY KEHOE
PKEHOE@POLKCOUNTYDEMOCRAT.COM

Photos from the '50s, Page 14A
Larry Madrid didn't know when
he left the stage as outgoing
president of the Bartow Chamber
of Commerce that he would be
back in minutes as the recipient of
one of the town's most prestigious
awards, the George W Harris Jr.
Leadership Award at the Cham-
ber's Annual Event, held Saturday
at Bartow Civic Center.
Presented by last year's win-
ner, Anita Stasiak, die award is
named for the late George Harris,
a prominent banker and commu-
nity leader who was instrumental
in starting the Leadership Bartow
program. Winners of the award,
which was first presented in 1995,
must be graduates of one of the
Chamber's Leadership classes.
Like Harris, Madrid "has al-
ready, and will certainly continue,
to have a positive effect on the
Bartow community," Stasiak said.
The owner of Madrid Engineering
"could be called one of Bartow's
most innovative leaders, whether
it's helping to find new ways to


Larry Madrid,
outgoing
president of
the Bartow
Chamber of
Commerce,
was honored
with the
George W.
Harris Jr. Lead-
ership Award
at the Cham-
ber's Annual
Event on
Jan. 28. Last
year's winner,
Anita Stasiak,
presented the
award.
PHOTOS BY
PEGGY
KEHOE


enhance local education initia-
tives, workforce development,
or to promote Bartow as a great
place to live. This innovative
approach also extends to the
development of new and exciting


technology that embraces envi-
ronmental stewardship."
Madrid Engineering designed
and constructed Bartow's first
MADRID 17A


Congestion



help is



on the way


Lane Construction's
$11.1 million bid and
15-month timetable has
been OK'd, bringing the total
spent so far on the 2.1-mile
bypass to about $22 million
which includes environmen-
tal studies, design and right
of way purchases.
The new connector will
begin at Bartow Ford on U.S.
98, meander through old
Stuart Dairy Farm land, skirt
through a small segment
of Southwest Florida Water
Management District prop-
erty at Saddle Creek and link
to U.S. 17 between the Peace
River bridge and the city of
CONGESTION 17A


CRA suggests


U.S. 17 changes


By JEFF ROSLOW
JROSLOW@
POLKCOUNTYDEMOCRAT.COM
The Bartow Community
Redevelopment Agency
has 15 suggestions to help
U.S. Highway 17 during
the Florida Department of
Transportation's upcoming
resurfacing project.
The $2.8 million project,
scheduled to unfold in 2014
and last until 2015, will
resurface the road from
Bartow Road to Main Street
along the highway.
Next year the DOT will
bid on the project and the
construction will start the
next year, CRA Director
Patrick Brett told the board at
a meeting Tuesday morning.
Making suggestions now, he
said, is not only encouraged
but is also well ahead of time.


Brett notes that a Green
Zone can be created along
the corridor, adding that
making improvements along
this road can only help in
that regard.
The DOT and the Polk
County Transit Authority
may not act on the sugges-
tions and if not, the CRA can
pay for it, if it can afford it.
"As the resurfacing is being
done by the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation, they
can do some improvements
above that and may or may
not do it. That's where my
board could come in," Brett
told commissioners.
As the board reviewed
the list, CRA Chairman Alan
Rayl suggested sending the
city of Bartow a copy of the
proposals.
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Obituaries........
Page 6A
Business.............
Page 8A
Police
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Page 9A
School
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Sports.................
Page 12A
Community
News .............
Page 13A
County
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Page 1B
Feeling
Fit................
Page 6B


Matthew Clark is the grandson
of the late Preston Edwards,
both of whom were pastors
at Blessed Assurance Temple
in Bartow. In a story printed
Saturday about Clark being
charged by the sheriff's office, a
woman was quoted incorrectly
about the relationship.


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Fraser Trail entrance closed


The entrance to the Fort Fraser Trail
on the west side of Van Fleet Drive is
now closed and will likely stay that way
for the rest of the year, the Florida De-
partment of Transportation reports.
This entrance to the county-main-
tained trail is closed because the road-
way and sidewalk along the segment of
State Road 60 from west of the Walmart
entry to U.S. 98 is under construction.
For those who use this trail access
will be granted by going to the east
side of Wilson Avenue north of State
Road 60. The Wilson Avenue entrance
to the north of Office Depot and Cato
offers free off-street parking for trail
users which will not be impacted by the
construction.
When the work that will close the en-
trance to the Fraser Trail is completed,
crews will begin to work on new lanes
and sidewalks along northbound U.S.
98 and westbound S.R. 60.
This is the work that requires the
entrance to the Trail to be closed.
Access to businesses in the construc-
tion zone is being maintained while the
intersection improvement project is
under construction.


This week on the construction on
U.S. 98 south of Manor Drive going to
County Road 540A, regular activities
will continue. There will be no impacts
to traffic, DOT reports.
Other construction activities include
work on the west side of U.S. 98 be-
tween Manor Drive to Lyle Parkway to
prepare for the upcoming road wid-
ening of U.S. 98. These activities will
impact various driveway entrances, but
access will be maintained at all times,
DOT reports.
This should continue for about one
month.
For additional project information,
www.IdriveUS98.com.
Lane closures for bridge railing con-
tinue during the day from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
on the construction on S.R. 60 near the
Peace River Bridges. Contractor will
continue working on punchlist items
from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for about one week.
This week motorists can expect day-
time lane closures from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
and nighttime closures from 7 p.m. to
6 a.m. on U.S. 17 south of Homeland.
This project should be completed in the
spring.


Owners excited about $5 shots...


Tiny Pudd'n, a Jack Russell terrier/
Chihuahua mix, gets a hug from Jen
Jenson of the SPCA McClurg Animal
Medica Center during the SPCA's
mobile vaccination clinic in Bartow
Friday in the Walgreens parking lot.
Amy Graham of Bartow brought the
little puppy to take advantage of
the $5 vaccination package offered
dogs and puppies, cats and kittens.
The savings were made possible
by in part by a grant to the SPCA
from the ASPCA. The SPCA's McClurg
Animal Medical Center staff admin-
istered the vaccines.
PHOTOS BY PEGGY KEHOE


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keep pet owners
away from the
SPCA's mobile
vaccination clinic
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We thought we knew how private prison
companies could promise to save Florida
money running our correction institutions.
Cut salaries and benefits for correctional offi-
cers and slash anti-recidivism and educational
programs for inmates. Pretty simple, really.
Silly us.
Oh, private prison operators like GEO Group
and Corrections Corporation of American do
all of the above with the blessing of our elected
officials. But the real trick, we discovered this
week, requires those elected officials to act as
accomplices in a classic bait-and-switch con
game that doesn't save any money and puts
the remaining correctional officers still on the
public payroll at risk.
An email discovered by a Sun Coast Media
Group reporter last week revealed that so-
called close management inmates were trans-
ferred from several state prisons to prisons
that weren't about to be privatized by the state
Legislature.
"As of April 19, 2011, all close management


Our Viewpoint
inmates were removed from Charlotte CI and
the mission was changed," wrote Tommy Mag-
gitas of the department. "There are no facili-
ties in (South Florida) that accommodate close
management inmates."
It wasn't the only operational change made
ahead of a steamroller push by the Legislature
to accommodate their private prison benefac-
tors, who have bestowed hundreds of thou-
sands of dollars in campaign contributions
on their supporters. In testimony on the latest
version of the prison-privatization bill that
passed a Senate committee on a party-line
vote this week, the Orlando Sentinel reported
toilet paper rationing one roll per inmate
every 10 days had led to a rash of clogged
toilets as a result of inmates using scraps of
sheets and clothing when they run out of toilet
paper.
Even the cost-benefit analysis required by


the new bill is a sham. Private operators taking
over state-operated prisons will be allowed to
compare their costs with the state's 2010-11
costs, which won't reflect the recently reduced
expense of housing higher risk inmates. So
when you read about private operators provid-
ing "equal service" at a savings over state-run
prisons, you might want to remember this
line from George Orwell's "Animal Farm:" "All
animals are equal, but some animals are more
equal than others."
As Lakeland Republican state Sen. Paula
Dockery revealed, the legislative leadership
ignored all of the normal bill-filing deadlines
and bypassed the relevant oversight commit-
tees to ensure the prison bill would have the
smoothest, least-critiqued path to approval.
Along that path, we will hear lawmakers utter
platitudes like, "I don't have a particular bias
for public or private, but I am charged with
making every dollar count."
That's easy to say if the bill you wrote doesn't
count all the inmates or all the dollars.


Of horns


and dipsticks


As I was walking up to the front door
the other night, I gave the "lock" but-
ton on my car key fob an extra press,
getting the reassuring honk of the
horn with which we are all familiar.
A moment later, a neighbor a couple
of houses down the street did the
same, sounding the same note.
And I was struck by a question: If
Detroit can manufacture every car
made in America with a horn on the
same pitch, why can't they put the
dipstick in the same place on the same
model of a car two years in a row?

It was not always thus.
For one thing, remote key fobs are a
relatively recent development.
Though today's twenty-somethings
must wince at the thought, you used
to have to push down on the locking
knob, get out of the car, and hold in
the button on the exterior door handle
when slamming the door.
It sounds quite complicated by to-
day's standards, but we coped.
Before that, there were other ways
to lock your car door, but why would
you? Unless you were drafted and
leaving for a two-year tour of active
military service, you just left the keys
in the ignition.
Those were the days when you left
your house unlocked, in case your
neighbor needed to get into your
kitchen while you were gone to bor-
row a cup of sugar.


S.L. Frisbie




5.L. Frisbie can be contacted at
slfrisbie@polkcountydemocrat.com


Dipsticks are another story.
When I was a kid, to be called a
"dipstick" was sort of an insult, sug-
gesting that you were not the sharpest
Crayola in the box.
But the dipstick of yesteryear was a
user-friendly device. It was straight,
maybe eight or nine inches long, in-
cluding the handle.
It may have moved from place to
place on the engine block from one
year to the next, but it was, as I said,
both straight and short.
Once you found it, it was easy to
use, but you seldom had to use it, un-
less you were broken down on the side
of the road.
In those days, the guy who filled
your car with gas, cleaned your wind-
shield, and checked your tire pressure,
adding air if needed all without
charge or expectation of a tip also
checked your oil level.
If you were a quart low, as was often
the case, he brought you the dipstick
to show you that you needed oil, then


added it for you.
You paid him three bucks or so for
10 gallons of gas and the quart of oil,
and you were on your way.
Today, dipsticks are reminiscent of
the swords used by bullfighters.
They are about the same length,
often curved, and your average van or
minivan vehicles to which I am par-
tial are about as happy to receive
the dipstick as your average bull is to
receive the matador's sword.
The gastroenterologist who gives
you your colonoscopy probably has
trouble checking the oil in his mini-
van. And that is not an encouraging
thought.


(S. L. Frisbie is retired. A number of
years ago, he drove the company mini-
pickup to St. Augustine, and upon
gassing it up, checked the oil level. The
dipstick came out dry, with a light
coating of dust. It took three quarts of
oil, one less than the crankcase capac-
ity. When he returned, he asked the
two women who customarily drove
the delivery truck when they had last
checked the oil.
They looked puzzled. He asked them
if they knew where the dipstick was.
"Dipstick?" they replied in unison. A
lesson in oil checking Dipstickery
101 ensued.)


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VIEWPOINT



Prison bill latest sham by Florida GOP










The Inquiring Photographer



What do you think of the construction on


SR 60 and US 98 and has it affected you?


Fred Dengler Tiffany Heddleston

"It's money well-spent, but I don't "It has become a hassle, especially
anticipate Bartow rolling to a great with people walking. It's more
expanse, but the traffic is astounding. dangerous when pushing a stroller
Ten years ago traffic was a trickle and people don't worry about the
here, but it's grown exponentially. It's lights."
hideous at rush hours."


"The construction is needed and
there's nothing we can do about that.
It hasn't held me up."


"I don't drive that way too much, but
I have no problems. It's necessary
work."


UF eyes breakthrough against new citrus threat ]


University of Florida researchers have
discovered a key amino acid essential for
htuman nutrition is also an effective in-
secducide against caterpillars that threaten
-the citris industry.
. -The Lime Swallowtail, or Citrus Swal-
lowtail, is a well-known agricultural pest
from southern Asia discovered in the
Caribbean in 2006, and researchers say its
potential impact on the U.S. citrus indus-
try is cause for serious concern.
"Everything that's in the Caribbean
eventually gets to Florida Florida is an
invasive magnet," said UF lepidopterist
Delano Lewis, lead author of the study
published in the current issue of the Jour-
nal of Economic Entomology. "That's why
we're trying to make the first strike to see
how to stop it."
Experiments conducted on the UF
campus at the Florida Museum of Natural
History's McGuire Center for Lepidoptera
and Biodiversity and the College of Medi-
cine show when methionine is sprayed
on leaves it is 100 percent effective in kill-
ing larvae related to the Lime Swallowtail
caterpillars within two to three days. If
not controlled, the caterpillars can com-


pletely defoliate young wild lime plants.
Because the Lime Swallowtail, Prin-
ceps (Papilio) demoleus, is invasive and
cannot be legally brought into the U.S.,
researchers experimented using a ge-
netically related suirrogatdewith a similar
life history and appetite for citrus, the
Giant Swallowtail, Heraclides (Papilio)
cresphontes. Because these pest cat-
erpillars have the same body structure
and biology, researchers are confident
methionine will also control the Lime
Swallowtail, Lewis said.
"Its effectiveness is based on the bio-
chemistry of the insect gut, so although
this work was done on a surrogate, the
methionine will block the ion channel in
the same way," Lewis said.
Methionine is needed in the human
diet for many reasons, including protein-
building and metabolism. It is environ-
mentally safe and harmless to citrus
plants, mammals and birds.
"It's a very curious phenomenon
to have this nutrient amino acid that
humans can't live without, yet at the
concentrations we put on the leaves, it
is toxic to crop-destructive caterpillars,"


said study co-author Bruce Stevens,
professor of physiology and functional
genomics in the UF College of Medi-
cine. "It's a completely different class of
pesticides that has not been seen before
- most are toxic to not only the pest, but
to people and animals, too."
Stevens first discovered the pesticide
properties of methionine while cloning
genes that regulate amino acid metabo-
lism in 1998. Working with co-author
James Cuda of UF's department of
entomology and nematology, Stevens
later found this amino acid to be effec-
tive against yellow fever mosquito larvae,
tomato hornworm and Colorado potato
beetle.Methionine disrupts an ion chan-
nel that controls nutrient absorption in
larvae with an alkaline intestine, such as
in caterpillars of the Citrus Swallowtail.
In 2004 and 2007, Stevens obtained two
patents for the use of methionine as a
pesticide, through the UF Office of Tech-
nology Licensing.
"The methionine is sprayed on the
leaves, and when the caterpillars begin to
eat the leaves, they ingest the compound
- it's not in the plant itself," Lewis said.


PHOTO PROVIDED


University of Florida researchers think they
have found a breakthrough to help control
what they say is an imminent threat to the
citrus industry in the state.
"Once they take those first few bites, they
don't feed again and remain stationary
until they die."
Methionine is low-cost and serves as
fertilizer if it reaches the ground because
it's a biodegradable nitrogen source,
Stevens said.


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OB ITUARTES


Mary Lois Mitchell Bush


Mary Lois Mitch-
ell Bush was born
on Aug. 28, 1922,
in Cordele, Ga., the
sixth child of 11
children born to -
the late Mary Evans
Mitchell and Brad-
ley H. Mitchell.
Lois accepted -. ..
Christ at an early -
age and joined St. kN-
James AME Church Mary Lois Bush
of Bartow where she
was a member of the choir and youth
ministry.
She graduated from Union Academy
High School in 1941 and pursuing a
cosmetology career, she graduated from
Florida A&M College.
After graduation she opened Lois's
Beauty Salon and for more than 25 years
she provided professional service to cli-
ents from around Polk County. She also
was employed by Polk County Schools
as a food service manager at Fort Meade
Middle School until she retired in 1991.
In 1943 Lois married the love of her
life, Willie A. Bush Sr., and was a devoted


wife for 66 years until his death in 2009.
They provided a loving and Christian
home to four blessed children.
Mrs. Bush continued a lifetime of
dedicated service to Mount Gilboa Mis-
sionary Baptist Church for more than 60
years. She was an active member of the
Deaconess Ministry, Adult Choir, Sunday
School and culinary staff and participat-
ed in various ministries at the church.
The long precious years of her devo-
tion, service and love came to an end
quietly Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Bartow
Regional Medical Center.
She leaves to cherish her memory four
children, Willie A. Bush Jr. and wife Dr.
Mary, Col. Marshall L. Bush and wife
Jackie, Rhonda B. Kelly and husband Jeff,
Valerie A. Dollison and husband Rev.
Clifton; two sisters, Bobbie McKennie
and Vernell Thomas; one brother, Brad-
ley Mitchell and wife Jeri; 11 grandchil-
dren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Friday, Feb. 3, from 5-
7 p.m. at Mt. Gilboa M.B. Church, Bar-
tow. Funeral: Saturday, Feb. 4, at 11 a.m.,
at the church.
Arrangements: Williams Funeral
Home, Bartow.


Eugene Grose,
84, passed away
Friday, Jan. 27,
2012, in Bartow.
Born July 4, 1927, -
in Milan, Ohio, Mr. .
Grose had been a
resident of Bartow "
since 1986. He
was an U.S. Navy ,
veteran of World -
War II, serving in
the Seabees, and Eugene Grose
worked as a diesel
mechanic for many years in the truck-
ing industry.
Mr. Grose was a member of First
United Methodist Church of Bartow. He
was a Mason, Boy Scout troop leader, a
member of the Retired Seabees, Eagles
Lodge andV.EW in Norwalk, Ohio.
He is survived by a loving family that
includes his wife of 64 years, Mary C.
Grose; four children, Jean Ellington
and husband Robert of Lake Wales,
Rebecca Nusbaum and husband Ray-


mond of Temperance, Mich., Thomas
Grose and wife Kathy of Collins, Ohio,
and John Grose and wife Dawn of
Portland, Ore.; four siblings, Clarence
Grose Jr. of Norwalk, Ohio, Clarice
Stewart of Ashland, Ohio, Janet Crofoot
of White Cloud, Mich., and Marjorie
Knoll, also of Norwalk; six grandchil-
dren; and seven great grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by
Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, 650 E.
Main St., Bartow where the family will
receive friends Saturday, Feb. 4, from
10-11 a.m.
Memorial services will commence at
11 a.m. at the funeral home. A memo-
rial service will be held at a later date in
Ohio.
The family requests in lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made
to the First United Methodist Church
of Bartow, 455 S. Broadway, Bartow, FL
33830, or Good Shepherd Hospice, 105
Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823.
Condolences may be sent at www.
whiddenmcleanfuneralhome.com.


Thomas W. Sharp, Sr.


Thomas W.
Sharp, Sr., 88, of
Fort Meade, went
to be with the
Lord Saturday,
Jan. 28, 2012.
A native of Fort
Meade, he was
born Oct. 2,1923.
He served in the
Merchant Marine
duringWorldWar
II. He retired from Thomas Sharp, Sr.
Swift & Co./Estech.
Mr. Sharp was a member of First Baptist
Church of Fort Meade. He coached Fort
Meade Little League baseball and was
instrumental in building the ball fields.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years,


Alice VanHorn Sharp of Fort Meade; a
daughter, Jayne A. Linder of Sebring;
and a son, Thomas W. Sharp, Jr., of
Auburndale; a granddaughter, Melanie
Carnley and husband Jessie; a grand-
son, Michael Linder and wife Amanda,
both ofWauchula; and three great-
grandchildren, Aubree Carnley, Connor
Linder and Joseph Linder.
The family will receive friends Friday,
Feb. 3, from 2-3 p.m., at First Baptist
Church, 307 E. Broadway, Fort Meade.
Funeral service will follow at 3 p.m.
at the church. Interment will be at New
Hope Cemetery in Fort Meade.
Arrangements: McLean Funeral
Home, Fort Meade.
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made at www.McLeanfuneralhome.net.


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The proposals the CRA decided to
send were:
Coordinate resurfacing project
with the city of Bartow's U.S. 17 water
and wastewater improvements in the
city's Capital Improvement Plan for
2013-14.
American with Disabilities Act, or
ADA, improvements needed at the
southwest corner of U.S. 17 and Main
Street with regard to the signal mast.
ADA improvement needed at the
southwest corner of U.S. 17 and MLK
Boulevard.
Maximize the width of sidewalks
on both sides of the roadway.
Sidewalk is needed on the west
side of U.S. 17 from Mann Road south
to Oak Hammock Retirement Com-
munity.
Sidewalk needed on the east side
of U.S. 17 from Georgia Street to South
Clear Springs Road.
Pedestrian crosswalk design
templates that display grids or artistic
motifs are preferred rather than tradi-
tional parallel white lines.
Signage needs to be improved at
Main Street and U.S. 17 on the south-
east side of the intersection.
Peace River Citrus Plant needs a '
slow-down lane for tractor trailers that
arrive from the south.


Evaluate adding a dedicated
bicycle lane on both sides as business
owners at Pallet One and the Peace
River Citrus Plant say employees ride
bicycles to and from work.
Add a green arrow at U.S. 17 and
Georgia Street intersection as it gets
backed up at 5 p.m. and sometimes
drivers have to wait through two red
lights to get through there.
Noted as not being sure if it is part
of an improvement, it is noted that
drivers use the Sunoco gas station lot
to skip the light and this has nearly
caused a number of accidents. Chil-
dren are unloaded at Union Academy
at Wabash and U.S. 17 and people
frequently run the red light. Added to
that, there is an optical illusion with
the light at MLK as light runners are
traveling north on U.S. 17 and do not
seem to notice the light at Wabash.
Staining, or stamped concrete, the
centerline medians with an earth-tone
color, similar to the colors used in
the Gateway Monuments. The closest
monument is at the intersection of
U.S. 17 and Main Street.
Commissioner Dr. Timothy Brooks,
who owns Bartow Animal Clinic on
U.S. 17, suggested some trees or
flowers on the medians to beautify
the area, but Brett said who would
maintain it could become an issue.
The CRA, he later explained, could
not maintain it; the DOT would not
maintain it, either, so that suggestion
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CONGESTION
FROM PAGE 1A
Bartow's water treatment plant.
The new road will feature two lanes
in each direction separated by a 22-foot
grassed median, have an adjacent 12-
foot multi-use path and feature curb
and gutter construction, Polk County
Transportation Department spokesman
Bill Skelton explained.
Traffic signals will be installed at U.S.
98, the crossing of the Old Bartow/
Eagle Lake Road and at the junction
with U.S. 17. Also added will be minor
widening and turn lanes at the Bartow/
Eagle Lake Road crossing.
The Northern Connector is divided
into two sections, with the first leg from
98 to 17, and the second from 17 to 60.
The second phase, which is unfunded
in the county's five-year work plan, will
pick up at the 17 intersection and me-
ander southeast to merge into 91 Mine
Road and end at S.R. 60.
Meanwhile, the U.S. 98 and S.R. 60



MADRID
FROM PAGE 1A
green building in which his company is
located at 2030 State Road 60 East, and
was the first company in Bartow to adopt
solar power, she said. The company was
named to the Tampa Bay Business Jour-
nal's Fast 50, a list of the fastest growing
privately held companies in Tampa Bay,
and Florida Trend Magazine's Best Com-
panies to Work For in 2010, ranking 12th
in the state in the Small Business category.
The firm was recognized in 2008 and
2010 as one of Florida's Top 100 Diversity-
Owned Businesses, and Madrid himself
received Bartow's C.C. Corbett Diversity
Award in 2008.
He founded the Hispanic Society of Pro-
fessional Engineers Chapters in Orlando
and Tampa, and was recognized in 2009
by the Ridge Branch of the American
Society of Civic Engineers as Engineer of
the Year, and as a Diplomate by the Acad-
emy of Geo-Professionals in 2010, and is
a Fellow of the American Society of Civic
Engineers.
In addition to his term as president of
the Bartow Chamber, Madrid has served
on the Committee of 100, the Bartow
Marketing Partnership and the Economic
Development Steering Committee.
Community organizations he works
with include Bartow's Relay For Life,
Women's Care Center, Church Service
Center, Polk Education Foundation, Bloo-
min' Arts Festival, Main Street Bartow and
Bartow High School.
The musical Madrid also directs a men's
chorus at his church. "Larry sings and
plays the guitar and performs one of the
best renditions of the National Anthem
you will ever hear," Stasiak said.
In accepting the award Madrid thanked
his wife Connie for her support. They are


intersection project, which is costing
the state Department of Transportation
$9.5 million, will ultimately improve
traffic flow, but for now, the best motor-
ists can do is allow a little extra time to
get through the construction.
The project's primary aim is to replace
higher-maintenance asphalt pavement
with more durable concrete, but additional
lanes and different configurations are also
expected to improve traffic flow, according
to FDOT project spokesman Ken Nelson.
U.S. 98 will ultimately have three
through lanes in each direction and ad-
ditional left and right turn lanes, Nelson
said. The project ties into a series of other
FDOT widening projects to the north
which also are expanding 98 to six lanes.
The Bartow project also will add
bicycle lanes and extend sidewalks from
west of Broadway (U.S. 98) to east of the
driveway entrance to Walmart, Taco Bell
and Arby's. All the signals at U.S. 98 and
60, at Walmart and at Wilson Street also
either already have been upgraded or
soon will be, Nelson-said.
Most of the work in the intersection
is being performed by Cone and Gra-
ham Construction crews at night.


both graduates of Leadership Class 13,
and have three sons: Andrew, Phillip and
Danny.
Other awards went to members of the
Chamber Ambassador and Can-Do Clubs,
presented by Sandy Dobbertean, Cham-
ber vice president of membership.
Nancy Young was named 2011 Cham-
ber Ambassador of the Year, as top in
membership sales. Earning Silver Dollar
Awards for membership sales of $2,000
or more were Jennifer Sturgis, Shannon
Medley and Jamie Blair.
Can-Do members work toward earn-
ing red jackets and membership in the
Ambassador Club, Dobbertean explained.
In the past, only the top salesperson was
awarded this honor, but the rules were
changed in 2010 so that any Can-Do
member with $6,500 in membership sales
earns a red jacket. Two were awarded this
year, to Jamie Blair and Shannon Medley.
Also at the Fabulous '50s-themed event,
Rob Kincart, president and CEO ofA-C-T
Environmental & Infrastructure, took
over as president of the Bartow Chamber.
As incoming president, Kincart had the
privilege of choosing the theme, which he
said was particularly the year 1957.
Sporting a ducktail hairstyle and a black
leather jacket, Kincart told the crowd of
more than 500 that serving as Chamber
president was "truly an honor, and serving
in the Chamber's 125th year makes it even
more special.
"With its roots traceable back to 1887,
the Bartow Chamber is one of the old-
est Chambers in the State of Florida.
Throughout the years, its leadership has
fostered economic development and
unparalleled civic pride, making it one of
the most respected organizations of its
kind. Equally, this reputation has benefit-
ted from countless community volunteers
who continue to work toward making
Bartow an ever-evolving community that


embraces its roots and traditions."
There was also time to party at the din-
ner and social event. Filled with colorful
balloons, 1950s-style decorations, Bartow
Civic Center was transformed into the
"good ol' days" remembered as a time
of innocence and fun. Facades of two of
Bartow's landmarks, John's Restaurant
and Emmett's A&W Root Beer Stand, built
by Ralph Price, added the atmosphere
and brought back memories to many
longtime Bartowans. Upon arriving at the
civic center, most were shocked to see
the actual John's Restaurant neon sign
erected outside and lit with a spotlight.
For many years, it not only drew diners to
the restaurant, but served as a directional
signpost for visitors to know where to turn
to find downtown Bartow.
In keeping with the spirit, a hula hoop


contest awarded the limberest and brav-
est in the crowd. Most quickly lost their
hoops, but a few kept their hips moving
several minutes until it was down to two
ladies, Callie Neslund and Diane Hinton.
And they kept going and going and going,
with no end in sight. Finally, a tie was
declared and the two split the $100 cash
prize.
After all the raffle prizes and silent and
live auction winners were announced, it
was time for dancing. Kincart and wife
Laurel were first on the floor jitterbugging,
soon followed by others looking cool in
white T-shirts and black jackets or swirling
their poodle skirts and ponytails to the
'50s music spun by DJs Tom and David
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Dollar General Store building has started

By CATHY PALMER ager Jeff Lazenby, RE., the local firm is .... ... -
CORRESPONDENT providing the civil engineering services
for the project, which includes all site
A new Dollar General store is steadily preparation and exterior work on the
taking shape in the 1300 block of 1.9-acre site.
Broadway just north of State Road 60 in Cox and Lazenby have been working
Bartow. on the project since its inception in May i
The new store location is expected to 2011, according to Cox. "From the land R
be completed and open for business by purchase to getting all the permits, we've
early April, according to. the developer, been working on this since May," Cox
the Palmetto Capital Group. said. "It's gone really smoothly thanks to
The 9,001-square-foot rectangular all the agencies we've worked with. They
building next to CenterState Bank will have all been absolutely great and have
house the new free-standing store which helped move the project along."
will be moving from its present loca- Cox said the construction is being PHOTO BY AL PALMER
tion in the shopping center at 350 E. Van performed by Fitzgerald Construction PHOTO BY AL PALMER
Fleet, according to Austin Cox, director of Apopka, which has built more than Work on the parking lot continues on the new Dollar General Store on North Broadway in Bartow.
of development for Palmetto Capital. a dozen other Dollar General stores in
"We're using a prototype design Central Florida. The construction began Lazenby said. Combee store will be one of the second
Dollar General uses for all its smaller in November and is expected to be The Bartow store is not the only largest sizes at 12,480 square feet.
stores," Cox said, "But we've dressed up completed in early March. Dollar Gen- Dollar General project in Polk County, Cox said Palmetto Capital is pleased
the elevations and added some en- eral will then take over and complete Lazenby added. His firm is also provid- to be adding to the retail market in Polk
hancements including a masonry front the installation of the interior and add ing civil engineering services for a new County.
and decorative parapets and coping." fixtures, Cox explained. He added that Dollar General Market in Polk City and "We believe that retail activity is a
The $625,000 building's construction he expected the store to open in the one on North Combee Road north of critical driver in an area's overall eco-
also involves local architectural and new location in early April. U.S. 92. The Polk City store, he added, nomic growth and development," he
engineering firm Pickett and Associates. The new store will have 32 parking will be 21,700-square-feet and is one of said, "and we're happy to be part of that
According to Pickett Project Man- spaces for patrons and employees, the chain's larger prototypes, while the in Central Florida."


Toys R Us in Lake Wales closing this month


By STEVE STEINER
SSTEINER @LAKEWALESNEWS.COM
The banner above the Toys R Us store
at the Eagle Ridge Mall announces it
will close is making for some unhappy
customers who say the only saving grace is
there are bargains to be had.
However, if they had their way, several
last week said they would rather the store
remained open.
"This is the only one we have here,"
said Dana Smith, who brought her two
sons, Chris, 4, and Jaden, 2, with her. "If
I go to another (Toys R Us), it will be the
one in Lakeland." It is not a trip she would
be willing to make as she would need to
travel from Dundee. She said she probably
would do her toy shopping at Walmart
instead. On Friday, though, she figured her
two sons will want to buy toy trucks.
"They love trucks," she said, "that and
games."
Debra Woody of Lake Wales said she
often frequents the store, and for good rea-
son. She has three grandchildren (boys ages
3, 4 and 5), with another two on the way, a
fourth grandson and a first granddaughter.
Woody said she was not planning to


shop Friday, but Saturday the reason she
was in the store parking lot was because
she was waiting for a friend. However, she
had shopped the store because it an-
nounced its closing.
"We got onesies, baby blankets and dia-
pers," she said. Like Smith, Woody didn't
like the idea she would need to travel to
Lakeland if she wished to continue patron-
izing the chain.
"I'm upset. We do a lot of shopping here
for Christmas and birthday parties."
Woody also was sad for the store
employees. She wondered whether they
would be able to keep their jobs.
"I asked one lady and she told me
they're going to try to transfer everyone,"
saidWoody.
The reason Toys R Us is closing, sched-
uled for late February, is because corpo-
rate has decided not to renew the lease.
Katelyn Leondi, manager of corporate
communications for Toys R Us, based in
Wayne, N.J., said in a released statement
that the retailer "enjoyed serving the Lake
Wales community for many years and will
continue to look for nearby locations to
provide consumers with the products and
services that Toys R Us offers."


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Firefighters praised for response


By PEGGY KEHOE
PKEHOE@POLKCOUNTYDEMOCRAT.COM

Firefighters were praised for their
quick and effective response that kept a
brush fire in Homeland Thursday "from
what could have been a much worse
fire," CSX spokesman Gary Sease said.
A CSX crew was doing routine track
maintenance, when a spark started the
fire on Jan. 26 under the U.S. 17 over-
pass near the intersection with County
Road 640 shortly before noon.
Sparks with "a combination of dry
weather, dead vegetation and winds
that kicked up" at the time led to the
fast-moving fire, Sease said.
Firefighters had been to the site earli-
er in the morning and found CSX work-
ers grinding the rails and extinguishing
spot fires, Bartow Fire Department
reported. When the alarm call came in
at 11:52, a brush truck and engine were
there in five minutes to find a "large
column of smoke" and a "large fire next


to a commercial metal building with
heavy smoke and high winds pushing
the fire on to the building."
The report noted that winds were
up to 25 miles an hour, pushing the
flames closer to homes in the area, as
well as the commercial building which
housed Frank Johnson Truck Repair.
Another Bartow engine also was sent to
the scene about 12:30 p.m., plus trucks
from other agencies.
Homeland residents hurried to fight
the flames with hoses as help arrived
from Fort Meade Fire Department and
from probationary firefighters with Polk
County Fire Rescue.
A shed and its contents at the truck
repair shop, with a value estimated at
$4,500, were destroyed. Damage to the
shop itself was estimated at $3,500 to
the $100,000 building and contents.
A CSX claims investigator met with
residents about property damage. A
small citrus grove adjacent to the over-
pass burned up, as well as several yards.


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Jan.13
Preston Locke, 30, 980 E. Church Street possession
of a controlled substance without a prescription, posses-
sion of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
Christopher Nabors, 20,1135 N. Mill Avenue posses-
sion of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
Luis Ortiz-Hernandez, 21, 1161 S. Virginia Avenue -
driving without a valid license.
Michelle Hardee, 43, 990 MLK Blvd. possession of a
controlled substance without a prescription and possession
of paraphernalia.
Joey Kelley, 54,1420 E. Seminole Trail maintaining
a vehicle or shop for drug sale.
Juan Bermudez, 21,780 W. Davidson Street, Lot 106-
violation of probation.
Anthony Conner, 34, 2405 E. State Road 60, Lot 30 -
driving with a suspended license.
Justin Langsdon,33,3635 SR 60 East manufac-
turing marijuaffa, possession of marijuana and possession
of paraphernalia.
Leona Caldwell, 35, 1030 E. Gay Street burglary.

Jan.14
Fredrick Smart, 28 battery/domestic violence.
David Olmstead, 39, 955 S. Dudley Avenue driving
under the influence.
Danny Caldwell, 38, 1130 E. Gay Street burglary.
Anthony Presley, 37, 222 W. Ethelene Street driving
with a suspended license.
Rose Frias, 23, 3466 Third Avenue driving with a
suspended license.
Joaquin Barboza-Venegas, 23, 4815 Mark Way -
driving without a valid license.
Gustavo Hernandez, 25, 1040 Gay Street driving
without a valid license.
Cassandra Langsdon, 30, 749 Orange Avenue viola-
tion of probation.
Wilder Lopez-Perez, 25, 307 S. Georgia Street -
possession of more than one valid driver's license.
Armando Ruiz-Becerra, 21, 780 W. Davidson, #107 -
possession of more than one valid drivers license.
Garrett Hammond, 23, 5027 Ironwood Lane assault
on an officer and resisting arrest without violence.


Jan.15
Steven Humphrey, 51, 1230 E. Boulevard Street -
driving with a suspended license.
Sam Burkett, 33, 850 Sunup Drive driving under the
influence.
Justin Taylor, 22, 490 E. Pearl Street carrying a
concealed weapon.
Michael Hartley, 21, 560 S. Central Avenue driving
with a suspended license.
Lorenzo McCleod, 70, 2370 Booker Street -
aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Jan.16
Clyatt Mills, 40 sexual assault of a victim older than
12 and battery.
Greg Green, 39, 7055 Robin Drive possession of
marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
Daniel Pittack, 29, 320 Lime Street driving with a
suspended license and violation of probation.

Jan.17
Daniel Fairbanks, 54, 255 80 Foot Road posses-
sion of a controlled substance without a prescription and
possession of paraphernalia.
Tracy Hernandez, 36, 277 80 Foot Road posses-
sion of a controlled substance without a prescription and
possession of paraphernalia.
Edith Mathews, 44,255 80 Foot Road possession
of a controlled substance without a prescription and
possession of paraphernalia.

Jan.18
Dana Mooers, 28,775 Grove Road possession of a
controlled substance without a prescription and possession
of paraphernalia.
Ramon Carnesolta, 48,1045 Parker Street -fleeing
law enforcement.
Cordell Johnson, 24, 222 W. Ethelene Street -
possession of marijuana.

Jan. 19
Jefferson Walker, 40,710 91 Mine Road driving with
a suspended license.


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A firefighter hoses down hot spots after a brush fire came fairly close to some residences in
Homeland Thursday. The brush fire destroyed citrus trees and damaged a business at the corner
of U.S. Highway 17 and County Road 640.

SECOND AMENDED
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ESTABLISHING
BROWNFIELDS DESIGNATION AREAS FOR
THE CITY OF FORT MEADE, FLORIDA

Notice is hereby given that at the City Commission meetings of the City of Fort Meade, Florida, on Tuesday,
February 14, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter, in the Commission Chambers, City Hall, 8 West Broad-
way, Fort Meade, Florida, the City Commission will hold Public Hearings concerning the establishment of
Brownfields Designation Areas as set forth in the proposed Resolution.

RESOLUTION NO. Rll-07
The proposed Resolution title shall be:
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF FORT MEADE, FLORIDA; DESIGNATING BROWNFIELDS AREAS
PURSUANT TO SECTION 376.80, FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Said Resolution was read on first reading at the City Commission meeting on December 13, 2011, for consid-
eration of approval, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter and will be read for second reading at the City Commis-
sion meeting on February 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter for consideration of adoption.

Said Brownfields Designation Areas for the City of Fort Meade, Florida is further shown on the Amended Map
attached hereto and made a part hereof. The complete legal descriptions by metes and bounds and a copy of
the proposed Resolution may be inspected by the public during normal business hours at the Office of the City
Clerk, City Hall, 8 West Broadway, Fort Meade, Florida. All interested parties may appear at the meeting of
February 14, 2012, and be heard with respect to the proposed Resolution.

Any person desiring to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter consid-
ered at the above meeting or hearing will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for any such purpose, he
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. You must make your own arrangements to produce this record.
(Florida Statute 276.0105).

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and F.S. 286.26, persons with disabilities needing
special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk prior to the proceeding
at (863) 285-1100, x-233 for assistance; if hearing impaired, telephone the Florida Relay Service Numbers,
(800) 955-8771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (VOICE) for assistance.
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SCHOOL


Bartow Middle School wins state FFA event


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Technology Career Development Event
on Dec. 3 at the University of Florida
against 13 other schools. The 2011 BMS
team members are Emily Grant, Katy
Locke, Devin Dye and Rebecca Ruffi. In
individual competition, Devin placed
second and Rebecca placed third.
Held annually, the competition is de-
signed to stimulate learning activities in
the food science and technology areas.

Bartow IB student awarded
Leaders 4 Life fellowship
Bartow International Baccalaureate
Senior Vanessa Colchado was recog-
nized as one of five statewide recipients
of the $40,000 Take Stock in Children's
Leaders 4 Life Fellowship.
Vanessa was notified of her selection in
December and travelled to Tallahassee Jan.
11 for a special reception during the Take
Stock in Children's annual State Leadership
Conference. The Leaders 4 Life Fellowship
will provide Vanessa a $40,000 scholarship
that is split over four years of college.
Finalists and recipients were selected
based on their demonstration of strong
leadership skills, moral character and
academic success. Take Stock in Children's
Leaders 4 Life Fellowship Program was cre-


Bartow Middle School FFA State Champion team members are
(from left): Emily Grant, Katy Locke, Devin Dye, and Rebecca Ruffi.


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literacy among their peers."


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Four girls place at state championships


Katie Germain wins third consecutive title


Four girls from Polk County placed
in the Girls State Wrestling Champion-
ships at Cypress Creek High School in
Orlando, Saturday, Jan. 21.
They were led by George Jenkins
junior Katie Germain who won her third
consecutive girls' title.
"I feel happy to win my third," she
said. "But I'm really shooting for four
straight. That's my ultimate goal."
She was extremely dominant, going
3-0 with three first period pins to take
the 132-pound division.
"Katie was on the mats for just over
three minutes total," Brian Germain,
Katie's father and coach said. "She ,
was on her game and on a mission. If
she keeps developing, she should be
favored to reach her goal of four straight
titles next year.
"Coach Jestin Bailey at GJHS, as well
as her teammates, have been pushing
her in the wrestling room and help-
ing her improve a lot. What Katie has
accomplished this season is a direct
reflection on the training Coach Bailey
has given her."
Lyanette Pillot, a junior at Haines
City High, won her first state title in the
152-pound division.
Pillot was motivated by watching an
earlier final when the girl who lost


starting crying.
"I wasn't going home crying," stated
Pillot. "I was determined to nail down
my first title. I almost started crying
after I won though."
Having tasted this success, Pillot has
now started thinking about wrestling in
college. Collegiate wrestling for women
is freestyle, which employs a lot of
throws. -
"I want to get with Katie (at her dad's
dojo) to start practicing my throws,"
said Pillot.
Carmen Delgado, a senior at Kath-
leen, took a hard-fought second at 138
pounds.
"Carmen just missed going out on
top," saidBrian Germain, who assisted
Delgado at the tournament. "She's such
a great kid. She was very calm and
focused on the mat and really wrestled
her heart out. In the finals she had two
take-down attempts countered and that
was the only difference in the match.
I told her that I know losing can hurt
but there is nothing wrong with taking
second at a state championship."
Auburndale freshman Makayla Groth
showed promise by taking fifth at 106
pounds.
"She just missed making weight at
96 pounds," said Coach Gilbert Jones.


PHOTO PROVIDED
Girls State Wrestling Champions (from left) are Lyanette Pillot, Haines City High, first place, 152
Ibs.; Carmen Delgado, Kathleen High, second place, 138 Ibs.; Makayla Groth, Auburndale High,
fifth, 106 Ibs.; and Katie Germain, George Jenkins High, first, 132 Ibs., her third consecutive title.


"That meant she had to wrestle up a di-
vision and gave up a lot of size to these
other girls. She held her own, though,
and only lost to the first and third place
finishers. She's got a lot of promise go-
ing forward."
The next big tournament for the girls
will be the Women's Body Bar Freestyle
Nationals May 12-13 at The Lakeland
Center.


"This will be an awesome opportunity
for any Florida girl who wrestles," Ger-
main said, "And it's landing in our own
backyard. There will be many college
coaches there. Hopefully some of our
Polk girls will be able to do well enough
to catch some of these coaches' atten-
tion. It would be great if some of them
were able to continue their wrestling at
the next level."


BYF has
openings
Barrow Youth Foot-
ball and Cheerleaders
are looking for people
to fill open positions.
It is seeking head
coaches for the 7-8
year old division
and 11-12 year old
division. To qualify a
person should have
at least two years of
coaching experience.
BYF is seeking an
athletic director who
has five years experi-
ence of coaching and
leadership experience.
If interested, send
resume to Lucile
Myrick, BYF executive
director, P.O. Box 192,
Bartow, FL 33831-0172.


Brown going to Lake Sumter


PHOTO PROVIDED
Travis Brown signs with Lake Sumter Community College in a
ceremony at Bartow High School Friday, Jan. 20. Brown said he
was very comfortable on the LSCC campus and with the baseball
coaches when he visited the campus in Leesburg. With him at
the ceremony (from left) are BHS Assistant Coach Tim Delph,
Lake Sumter Coach Josh Holt and BHS Coach Robert Harris.


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'Ordinary Heroes Fighting


Cancer.
"Ordinary Heroes Fighting Cancer To-
gether" is the theme Bartow Relay For
Lifers chose for this year's event which
is coming April 20-21 at Bartow High
School's stadium.
New to this year's event is a booth
that will sign up people for the CPS-3
study. The American Cancer Society
chose Bartow as a community partici-
pating in the study that aims to have
thousands of people between 30 and
65 years who have no personal history
of cancer to be studied over a 20-year
period.
People at the Bartow event can reg-
ister for the study from 5-9 p.m. Friday.
Gail Murray and her registration team
will be at the Relay to register
volunteers.
It seeks to enroll at least 500,000
adults from various racial/ethnic back-
grounds from across the U.S.
"By joining CPS-3, volunteers can
help the ACS to understand how to
prevent cancer," said Relay For Life Of
Bartow Chairman Chief Joe Hall of the
Bartow Police Department. "The goal of
the study is to help save lives and give
people more precious time more
time with their families and friends,
more memories, more celebrations ...
and more birthdays," he added.
CPS-3 is a grassroots effort where lo-
cal communities from across the coun-
try can support cancer research not just
through fundraising efforts, but also
by participating actively in this historic
research study. For information about
CPS-3, people can email cps3@cancer.
org or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888.
The event, which has become a


.Thompson

o ppletes basic

training

Air Force Airman Walter D. Thomp-
son graduated from basic military
training at Lackland Air Force Base, San
Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive,
eight-week program that included
training in military discipline and
studies, Air Force core values, physical
fitness, and basic warfare principles
and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training
earn four credits toward an associate
in applied science degree through the
Community College of the Air Force.
Thompson is the son of Kim Thomp-
son of Ef Griffin Road, Bartow. He is a
2011 graduate of Bartow High School.


Together'
huge weekend party for Bartow, is held
overnight as individuals and teams
camp out at Bartow Memorial Stadium,
with the goal of keeping at least one
team member on the track at all times
throughout the evening. Teams do most
of their fundraising prior to the event,
but some teams also hold creative
fundraisers at their campsites during
Relay.
So far, more than 46 teams have
registered to participate.
Relay For Life of Bartow received a
banner recognizing an earned rank of
15th in the state in raising funds for
ACS.
"The banner will be present at all
parties and events as a reminder of how
much of a difference our unique little
town can make when we work together
for a common cause," Pat Calandros,
Team Development Chairman, said.
Honorary Chairs for the 2012 Relay are
Bartow Middle School student Rissy Bus-
tos-Femandez and Tina Bryan McGuire,
both recovering from leukemia.
"These honorary chairs will be at-
tending our events starting in January
to share their stories," Calandros said.
"Be sure to sign your team up online
and attend the Relay For Life of Bartow
events. You'll get to meet two extraor-
dinary heroes," she said of the cancer
survivors.
Teams may register by visiting www.
relayforlife.org/bartowfl. For more
information, contact ACS staff partner
Caellan Curtis at caellan.curtis@cancer.
org. Relay for Life of Bartow 2012 chair-
man is Chief Joe Hall of the Bartow
Police Department.


City of Frostproof
The Cit\ of Frostproof is accepting
applications tor the position of an
Administrative Assistant,
Performs a variety of responsibilities
and tasks in the administration of
the City with the ability to multi-
task.
Applications are available through
the City's website http12L
www.cityoffrostproof.com/forms/
job application.pdf or at City Hall
and will be accepted until the
position is filled.
Send resumes to:
The City of Frostproof
Attn: City Manager
Post Office Box 308
Frostproof, FL 33843
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Rockin'the Night Away


PHOTOS BY PEGGY KEHOE
Poodle skirts swirl on the dance floor at the end of the Fabulous'50s Annual Event held at the Bartow Civic Center by
the Chamber of Commerce Saturday, Jan. 28.


Dr. Paul Coury, accompanied by Mary Cromartie, wears a bright red smoking
jacket that he gave his father 40 or more years ago. They attended the
Fabulous'50s Annual Event of the Bartow Chamber of Commerce Jan. 28.


Even though it's been 10 or 15 years since she last hula-
hooped, Callie Neslund kept going and going and going, until
a tie was declared with Lauren Hinton. They split the $100
prize at the Bartow Chamber of Commerce Fabulous'50s
Annual Event on Jan. 28.


Diane Hinton said later she could have hula-hooped another
hour, after a tie was finally declared between her and Callie
Neslund. Hinton used to exercise with a weighted hula hoop.


Popcorn and drive-in movie props decorated the tables at the Bartow Chamber of Commerce
Annual Event Jan. 28 at Bartow Civic Center. At the CRA table are, from left, Gloria McCoy and
daughter Juanita McCoy, and Patrick and Shannon Brett.


What'50s girl could resist these three? Cool Rich Thompson is flanked by nerdy Danny Kushmer
and rebel Patrick Brett at the Bartow Chamber of Commerce Annual Event Jan. 28.


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ARTS


Thursday, Feb. 2
Free preview of"Picnic;'7:30 p.m. also to be shown at
7:30 p.m. on Feb. 3, and Feb. 4,7-10 p.m. Free for high
school students and PSC students, faculty and staff, $5 for
public. Fine Arts Theatre on Winter Haven campus, 999 Ave.
H N.E. (863) 297-1050.

Friday, Feb. 3
Blast from the Past concert, 7-10 p.m., Youkey Theater
at The Lakeland Center. All proceeds to benefit family of
Lakeland police officer Arnulfo Crispin, who was fatally
shot in the line of duty in December. Performances by
Ken Brady's Casino's, Finesse, Lola & The Saints, Johnny
Alston's Motown Revue, and Dani Panic Michael Jackson
impersonator. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the
Lakeland Center or the Avenue Hotel. After-concert party at
the Avenue Hotel is $15 per person.

Saturday, Feb. 4
Laurie Miller, features heartfelt vocals, high-energy
dancing, a comic flair, impressions of Cher, Liza Minelli,
Barbara Streisand and more, 6:30 p.m. $15 prior to Feb. 4
or $20 at the door. Ramon Theater, 15 E. Wall St.,
Frostproof. (863) 635-7222.

CLUBS
Saturday, Feb. 4
36th annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, 7-11 a.m., $5
adults, $2 children, breakfast includes pancakes, sausage,
juice and coffee. Bartow Civic Center, 2250 S. Floral Ave.,
Bartow.

Wednesday, Feb. 8
Landscape Maintenance Seminar and Trade Show,
7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Includes pesticide safety and pest
information. Current pesticide license holders may earn
five Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for license renewal.
General registration is $30. Registration for Master
Gardeners and municipal employees is $20. Cooperation
between Polk County Board of County Commissioners and
the University of Florida IFAS. Stuart Building of the Polk
County Extension, 1702 U.S. Highway 17-98 S., Bartow,
(863) 519-8677 x 111.

COMMUNITY
Wednesday, Feb. 1
Miss Melissa tells stories, does finger plays, music,
crafts, games, and films for 3-5 year olds. 10-10:45 a.m.,
Bartow Public Library, 2150 S. Broadway, (863) 534-0131.

Thursday, Feb. 2
Book Babies, 18 months to 2 years old, 10-10:30 a.m.,
Bartow Public Library, 2150 S. Broadway, (863) 534-0131.

Thursday, Feb. 2
Celebrating the Fireman, ceremony to dedicate the
12-foot tall bronze statue,"The Fireman,"3:30 p.m. Bartow
Fire Station, 110 E. Church St., Bartow.

Saturday, Feb. 4
Daddy-Daughter Dance, 5-9 p.m., $10 per person,
tickets only sold in advance. Available at Polk County Parks
and Recreation, 515 E. Boulevard St., Bartow, from 8 a.m.-


5 p.m. Monday through Friday or at the Historical Museum
at 100 E. Main St., Bartow, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday. Polk County Historical Museum, Bartow,
(863) 534-6911.

Tuesday, Feb. 7
Miss Melissa tells stories, does finger plays, music,
crafts, games, and films for 6-8 year olds. 3:30-4:30 p.m.,
Bartow Public Library, 2150 S. Broadway, (863) 534-0131.

Tuesday, Feb. 7
Music in the Library, noon-1 p.m., high school music
talent in the meeting rooms of the second floor. Bring
a bagged lunch and drinks will be provided free of cost.
Bartow Public Library, 2150 S. Broadway, (863) 534-0131.

Wednesday, Feb. 8
Finding Joy and Purpose as we Grow Older, 10 a.m.-
noon, $5 donation suggested for each class. The Center for
Personal Growth, 151 Second St. S.W., Winter Haven, (863)
293-9414.

Thursday, Feb. 9-Saturday, Feb. 11
Ultimate Recycling Event, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. KPCB seeking
donations of items for indoor rummage sale/ undraiser
at the old Beall's Outlet Store in the Eagle Ridge Mall. All
proceeds to help purchase cleanup and beautification
supplies. (863) 676-7019.

Friday, Feb. 10-Sunday, Feb. 12
12th annual L.B. Brown Heritage Festival. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday an Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Theme is African
Americans and the Civil War. Also features the L.B. Brown
Youth Leadership Awards on Friday morning. L.B. Brown
House, 470 L.B. Brown Ave., Bartow. www.lbbrown.com or
call (863) 534-0100 for vendor information.

EDUCATION
Thursday, Feb. 2
Polk State College's public, charter collegiate high
schools information sessions for prospective students.
Current high school sophomores and juniors are eligible to
apply to the schools. 6:30 p.m. Polk State College Winter
Haven Campus, 999 Ave. H N.E. Student Center (WST) 126,
(863) 298-6800 or (863) 669-2322. for qualifications and
information. Application deadline March 2.

Monday, Feb. 6
Polk State College's public, charter collegiate high
schools information sessions for prospective students.
Current high school sophomores and juniors are eligible to
apply to the schools. 6:30 p.m. Polk State College Lakeland
Campus, 3425 Winter Lake Road, Lakeland Technology
Building (LTB) auditorium, (863) 298-6800 or (863)
669-2322 for qualifications and information. Application
deadline March 2.

Tuesday, Feb. 7
Polk State College's public, charter collegiate high
schools information sessions for prospective students.
Current high school sophomores and juniors are eligible to
apply to the schools. 6:30 p.m. Polk State College Winter
Haven Campus, 999 Ave. H N.E. Student Center (WST) 126,
(863) 298-6800 or (863) 669-2322. for qualifications and
information. Application deadline March 2.


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Sunday, Feb. 8
Educators Day, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., free. Information on
the polytechnic model, academic programs, experiential
learning, the Talent Management Center for incoming
freshmen. RSVP to at tdavidson@poly.usf.edu by Feb. 1.

GOVERNMENT
Tuesday, Feb. 6
Bartow City Commission, 5:30 p.m. work session,
6:30 board meeting, 450 N. Wilson Ave. 534-0100.

RELIGION
Thursday, Feb. 2
Spoken 4 Quartet from Branson, Mo., concert, 7 p.m.
Rocking H Ranch, 2200 Ewell Road, Lakeland.

Thursday, Feb. 2
Evening of gospel music featuring George Hamilton IV,
6:30 p.m., Bartow First Baptist Church, 410 E. Church St.,


Bartow. (863) 533-9055.

Saturday, Feb. 4
Spoken 4 Quartet from Branson, Mo., concert, 7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 135 E. Broadway, Fort
Meade.

Saturday, Feb. 4
Amanda Massey with Shekinah Knights, 6-8 p.m., free,
but a love offering will be accepted. special featured guest
the former award winning lead singer of the MidSouth
Boy's Bobby Bowen. Gospel music, fun, food and fellowship
wih free drawings for door prizes. 1400 E. Georgia St.,
Bartow. (863) 430-2410.

Sunday, Feb. 5
Bobby Bowen ministering in song, 11 a.m., Turning
Point Worship Center, 1400 E. Georgia St., Bartow. 6 p.m.,
Haines City (hurch of God, 1718 Melbourne Ave., Haines
City. (863) 430-2410..


HEALTHY *WOMAti
A LAKE WALES MEDICAL CENTER RESOURCE

Go Red, Think Pink!
A special Family Event for busy Polk County moms and their kids!


Free Heart-Healthy Dinner!
^, Separate fun program for kids 4 and
older! (after dinner)

Free child care for kids under 4!

Get your questions answered by a
're cardiologist, get cooking tips from a
dietitian, and try an exercise demo.

... Awesome door prizes, including a "Be
Sexy" gift basket, healthy eating gift
basket, passes to fitness centers, and


much more!!


- First 100 attendees get a free heart healthy cookbook!





Tuesday, Feb. 21,2012, 6 p.m.
High Point Church,
501 Burns Ave., Lake Wales
FREE, but reservations required!!


For fast, easy online registration,
go to www.lakewalesmedicalcenter.com,
and click on Healthy Woman.
Or call 678-2288.


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1020 HOUSES FOR SALE

1000 STATE ROAD 60 E.
Beautiful 3br/ 2ba home on
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1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
1015 HIGHLAND CREST
CIR... Spacious Pool Home!!!
Split bedroom plan with eat in
space in the kitchen. Master
has large walk in closet, gar-
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Gated subdivision with easy
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$114,000
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1021 Tower Lane....BEAUTI-
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an exceptionally well main-
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eled w/ stainless steel refrig-
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Hardwood flooring in the for-
mal living room and master
bedroom. Lush landscaping,
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LOOP Spacious 3 bed/2
bath, split bedroom plan!
Enclosed back porch with
fenced yard. Convenient loca-
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Nicely landscaped and great
curb appeal! $105,000 (863)
676-0200
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owned home. Quick response
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HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE,
KELLI CHINSKI
863/679-7700;
863/289-7459
2 BR. 2 BA. BRICK HOME
PRICED TO SELL QUICK,
this home is a great buy, and
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729 GREENLEAF LN
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(863) 676-0200
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1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
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living area with split bed-
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2743 Lake Pierce
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Design, Great Condition &
LOTS of space! With over
2400sf and the possibility of
5 bedrooms! 3 Full Baths!!
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Rm and Dining space in the
kitchen, this truly has it all!
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Great location provides for
feeling of privacy and wonder-
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Situated on 100X300 lot this
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bedrooms. Home offers
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Ave., Lake Wales
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7700 OR 863 289-7459
2849 OLD BARTOW RD...
This 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath
house has original wood ceil-
ings and wood floors. Lots of
potential. Sits on a large
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1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
233 E SESSOMS AVE, Lake
Wales 4BR/ 3.5 BA HIS-
TORIC BEAUTY! This house
has been completely
restored. All new electric,
plumbing, air conditioning,
roof, well for irrigation, and
paint! This house is close to
shopping, schools, parks,
area hospital, and restau-
rants. This house is located
on a huge over sized lot.
Great location, enjoy lake
views from your front door or
take a walk to the park.
$170,000
(863) 676-0200
LEGACY REAL ESTATE CEN-
TER, INC. www.LEGA-
CYREALESTATECENTER.com
2684 Fast Trot Trail....This
immaculate 3 bedroom, 2
bath home is on a 1/2 acre
fenced in lot. Move-in ready
with plenty of extras 52" tele-
vision, 4 surround sound
speakers, deep freeze, 2nd
refrigerator, and more. Irri-
gation, 3 storage buildings,
screened in back and front
porch. $65,000
(863) 676-0200 Legacy Real
Estate Center, Inc.
www.LegacyRealEstateCen-
ter.com
3 BD. 2BA. BUILT IN 2002,
ON HALF ACRE LOT, This
home has a great floor plan,
cathedral ceilings, split bed-
rooms, open kitchen,
screened porch, fenced back
yard. Priced to sell! $70,300,
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE
INC. 863-676-7040
ID#7908 www.primeplus-
realestate.com
3 bedroom/ 2 bath
Wausau home on 2.09
acres This property is situat-
ed on a flag lot with lots of
nature surrounding it. New
roof and painting and the Sell-
er is offering a $2,000 floor-
ing allowance with an accept-
ed offer. Located @ 2439
Tiger Lake Road, Lake Wales
Asking price $64,900
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE,
KELLI CHINSKI 863 679-
7700 OR 863 289-7459
3 BR. 2 BA. 2 CAR
GARAGE, LARGE OPEN
LIVING AREA, CATHEDRAL
CEILINGS, lots of potential
and priced right! Great oppbr-
tunity for-investment or home-
owner, $53,900 ID#
1714, PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC. 863-676-
7040 www.primeplus-
realestate.com
3 BR. 3 BA. 2,232 FT. OF
LIVING AREA, BUILT IN
2006, great price for this
newer home with spacious
floor plan, modern features,
cathedral ceilings, convenient
location, just listed and priced
to sell! $90,500 ID# 422,
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE
INC. 863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.c
om
3710 Blackjack Court...Beau-
tiful 3BR/2BA POOL home in
Country Oaks! Great house for
entertaining nice sized
screened pool with hot tub
and huge back yard. Updated
kitchen, wood burning fire-
place,2 car garage,mature
oak trees and landscaping.
Back yard is completely
fenced for privacy.
$205,000.
(863) 676-0200 Legacy Real
Estate Center, Inc.
www.LegacyRealEstateCen-
ter.com
4 Br. 2 Ba. 1,528 Living
Area, Home has a lot of
potential, located on a large
lot with fenced back yard, has
oversized screened porch,
bonus room, 2 car garage,
great buy at $55,000 ,
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE
INC. 863-676-7040
ID3409 www.primeplusre-
alstate.com
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1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
4 BR. 2 BA. WITH 1,620
FT. OF LIVING AREA, nice
home, move-in condition,
large living, dining and
kitchen, all appliances, split
bedroom plan, just listed!
$64,900, ID# 1403,
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE
INC. 863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.c
om
4 Br. 3 Ba. ON A LARGE LOT,
Beautiful Landscaping, Locat-
ed In Very Nice Area, 2,634
Ft. Living area, Home has
large family room and also a
game or theater room, over-
sized garage, plus additional
living area with separate bath,
new kitchen appliances, beau-
tiful wood cabinets, new coun-
tertops; hardwood floors are
in most of the entire home,
Just Listed, $179,900, PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. 863-
676-7040 ID# 3010,
www.primeplusrealestate.co
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415 Starr Ridge
Loop...Perched high on a hill
with beautiful views!!! Turret
Windows in front of home in
Dining Room. Master Bath
with double sinks and Huge
Shower with Hydra Spa.
Kitchen has New appliances
- Range with Double ovens (1
gas and 1 electric). Vaulted
ceiling Open patio (23X16)
with built in gas lines 10X10
shed. $175,000
(863) 676-0200 Legacy Real
Estate Center, Inc.
www.LegacyRealEstateCen-
ter.com
4842 EASTON ST... Very
nicely maintained and energy
efficient! With over 1800 sf, 3
bed/2 ba and lots of living
area to spread out! Huge
Family Room and large fenced
back yard! See this gem
today! $125,000
(863)676-0200
www.LEGACYREALESTATE-
CENTER.com
4842 Easton Street....Very
nicely maintained and energy
efficient! With over 1800 sf, 3
bed/2 ba and lots of living
area to spread out! Huge
Family Room and large fenced
back yard! See this gem
today!
(863) 676-0200 Legacy Real
Estate Center, Inc.
www.LegacyRealEstateCen-
ter.com
4917 Easton Street...SHORT
SALE. 3 BR/2BA POOL
HOME. Great time to buy this
affordable home. Priced to
sell ...REDUCDED
$55,000.00
(863) 676-0200 Legacy Real
Estate Center, Inc.
www.LegacyRealEstateCen-
ter.com
6 Pine Ridge..,.This charming,
3 Bed/2 Bath home sits on 3
acres next to a wildlife con-
servatory. The home has all
new drywall, paint, cabinets,
countertops, flooring, roof &
siding. It comes with the din-
ing and living room furniture.
The septic drain field has
recently been replaced. The
entrance has a stone patio.
Property is securely fenced
on all 4 sides. $105,000.
(863) 676-0200 Legacy Real
Estate Center, Inc.
www.LegacyRealEstateCen-
ter.com
606 PLUMOSA DR... Great
price on a lot in Indian Lake
Estates! With Access to Lake
Walk in the Water and a beau-
tiful golf course nearby, it is
the perfect spot to relax and
enjoy life! Gated entrance to
the community. $3,250 for
1/2 acre building lot!
(863) 676-0200 Legacy Real
Estate Center, Inc.
www.LegacyRealEstateCen-
ter.com

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1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
825 Hickory Hammock
Rd...Enjoy the peace and
quiet of the country, yet close
to shopping, schools, and
restaurants. Beautiful
4BR/3BA on over 25 acres of
land. All the bedrooms have
walk in closets. This two story
house is priced to sell. Don t
miss out, call today!
$224,000
(863) 676-0200 Legacy Real
Estate Center, Inc.
www.LegacyRealEstateCen-
ter.com

905 N LAKESHORE
BLVD... ENJOY LAKE FRONT
VIEWS FROM YOUR FRONT
YARD, TAKE A WALK OR RIDE
YOUR BIKE ON THE LAKE
FRONT TRAIL. THIS 3BR/2BA
WILL NOT DISAPPOINT!
CLOSE TO SHOPPING,
SCHOOLS, PARKS, AREA
HOSPITAL, AND RESTAU-
RANTS. LOCATED ON A HUGE
OVER SIZED LOT. DINING
AREA OFF THE KITCHEN,
SEPARATE FAMILY ROOM,
AND FORMAL LIVING ROOM.
BONUS ROOM NOT INCLUD-
ED IN SQUARE FOOTAGE, IT
IS A 30X14 ROOM! CALL
TODAY TO MAKE AN
APPOINTMENT! $137,900
(863) 676-0200 LEGACY
REAL ESTATE CENTER, INC.
WWW.LEGACYREALESTATE-
CENTER.COM
AFFORDABLE 2 BR. HOME
NEAR LAKE AND WALK-
ING-BIKE PATH, good condi-
tion, spacious living room,
nice kitchen, carport under
roof, storage bid., great buy
for just starting out or slowing
down, or would make a great
investment for rental,
$47,900, id# 715, PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC.
863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.c
om
ASTONISHING 4,472 SQ
FT LIVING AREA, HOME
BUILT IN 2004 ON 2
ACRES COMPLETELY
FENCED AND GATED!!!
Lovely block stucco contruc-
tion on this 4 bdrm/,3 bath/
oversized 2 car garage home
with metal roof. Home has low
power bills related to extreme
insulation in attic and insulat-
ed windows! Check that out!
On well and septic. Water
fountain in living room adds
elegance! Under roof 5360 sq
ft picks up both front and
back porch and garage
space! PLUS 20X10 storage
shed on property. S P R E A D
0 U T !! Located @ 163 Flori-
da Jay Lane, Frostproof just 7
miles south of Lake Wales off
Hwy 27S. Asking $299,900
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE,
KELLI CHINSKI 863 679-
7700 OR 863 289-7459
AUBURNDALE, LAKE-
FRONT Charming 4bd/2ba
home w/100' of lake frontage
on Lake Ariana. Original hard
wood flooring, crown mold-
ing. Large screened porch
overlooks the lake. lbd/lba
in-law quarters for family use
or can be rented. $299,000
Keller Williams Realty Lake
Wales. 863-206-8686.
www.CherylBossarte.com
BABSON PARK Nice
2bd/2ba home with large
family room that could be con-
verted to a 3rd bedroom. 2
car attached garage and 1
car detached garage/work-
shop. $132,000 Keller
Williams Realty Lake Wales
863-206-8686. www.Cheryl-
Bossarte.com
COUNTRY OAKS, LAKE
WALES, 3 BR. 2 BA. Spa-
cious home, very nice condi-
tion, stone fireplace, Florida
Room, 2 car garage, fenced
back yard, large lot, well land-
scaped, $110,000 id# 2007
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE
INC. 863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.co
m


1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
BLUE LAKE LAKEFRONT
WITH VIEWS FROM EVERY
ROOM ENTERTAINERS
DREAM!!! Over 3100 sq.ft.
of living area 4BD/4-1/2BTH
with Office off Master BD -
Formal Living and Dining -
Family room with Fireplace -
Retreat to the covered lanai
overlooking the pool and hot
tub with sweeping views of
Blue Lake. 2 car enclosed
garage and 2 car carport with
workshop. All this on just
under 1 acre. REDUCED!!
$399,000 (863) 676-0200
LEGACY REAL ESTATE CEN-
TER, INC. www.LEGA-
CYREALESTATECENTER.com

BUY YOUR COUNTRY LIVING
RIGHT HERE! Listed @
$64,900 is this 3 bedroom/2
bath with carport Wausau
home on 2.09 acres flag lot.
New roof & painting!! Located
at 2439 Tiger Lake Road,
Lake Wales. Seller giving a
$2,000 flooring allowance
with accepted offer!! HOME
LIFE REAL ESTATE, KELLI
CHINSKI 863 679-7700 OR
863 289-7459








Completely Remodeld 935
Whisper Lake Drive, Winter
Haven, Fl. 33880. 3BR/2bath
block home. Laminated wood
floors, tile, everything has been
painted, replaced and is move in
ready. Kitchen and bathrooms
have tiled counter tops and Cher-
ry wood cabinets. Kitchen has
stainless steel appliances with an
eat in nook. Home over looks
Lake Whisper. Near local
schools, shopping, parks and
much more. Seller will also pay 3
% of the buyers closing cost.
Asking $ 86,900. Please call
Carla Meeks, Realtor. Web Pro
Realty, LLC @ 863-604-9287.
Email @ carla.meeks@verizon.net
Visit my FREE website @
http://homesbycarla.net.
NOT JUST A REALTOR......YOUR
REALTOR








Currently Rented Great home
for yourself or for an investment.
1860 N. Virginia Ave. Bartow, Fl.
33830 3BR/1 1/2 bath. Large
lot with plenty of room to build or
have a great play yard for your
children. Home has a new AC,
2003 Kitchen was remodeled.
Close to local schools, shopping
and restaurants. Asking
$95,000. $10,000 allowance
given toward new roof and plumb-
ing. Please call Carla Meeks,
Realtor. Web Pro Realty, LLC @
863-604-9287. Email @
carla.meeks@verizon.net Visit
my FREE website @
http://homesbycarla.net.
NOT JUST A REALTOR......YOUR
REALTOR
Dade City ......Bank Owned,
quick response for all offers!
2 Lots included in price!! 3
Bed/2 Bath with over 2400sf
of living! Huge screen
enclosed porch, inside laun-
dry room, fireplace in living
room and updated kitchen!
$130,000.
(863) 676-0200
LEGACY REAL ESTATE CEN-
TER, INC. www.LEGA-
CYREALESTATECENTER.com
LAKE JUNE POINTE
ESTATE 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath
Custom Home in a Gated
Community with screened
pool. Front and back porches
with 1.43 acres of beautiful
landscaped property including
fruit trees. Lots of room to
roam, inside and out with
plenty of parking. Only
$334,900. Debra Ann Worley
Real Estate 863-465-0123
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Energy Efficent Home 3202
Mount Tabor Road, Lakeland, Fl.
33810. .54 of an acre. 3BR/1
bath with an enclosed gunite
swimming pool.
Solar water heater and pool
heater. Metal roof. Double Payne
windows. Near local schools and
the Lakeland Square Mall. 100%
financing available, zero money
down with USDA financing for
qualified buyers. Asking $
125,900. Please call Carla
Meeks, Realtor. Web Pro Realty,
LLC @ 863-604-9287. Email @
carla.meeks@verizon.net
Visit my FREE website @
http://homesbycarla.net.
NOT JUST A REALTOR......YOUR
REALTOR






First time home buyer 450
Iveryanna Ave. Bartow, Fl..
33830. 4BR/1 bath block home.
Kitchen has cor counter tops and
wooden cabinets. Ready to move
in. Great opportunity for an
investor or a first time home
buyer. Asking $ 110,000. Please
call Carla Meeks, Realtor. Web
Pro Realty, LLC @ 863-604-
9287. Email @ carla.meeks@ver-
izon.net Visit my FREE website @
http://homesbycarla.net. NOT
JUST A REALTOR......YOUR REAL-
TOR
FORT MEADE, MODERN
HOMEon 5 acres, 3 BR/3BA
built in 2005 offers 2400 SF
of living area. 2 car garage,
upgraded kitchen w/ corian
counters & breakfast bar.
Open floor plan makes this
home ideal for entertaining.
Heated 14 x 28 in-ground
pool with screened lanai.
2400 SF detached
barn/workshop. $395,000.
Keller Williams Realty Lake
Wales 863-206-8686.
www.CherylBossarte.com
GREAT LOCATION IN WON-
DERFUL COUNTRY OAKS!
This 3 bdrm/2 1/2 bath/ 2
car garage home is situated
on lake near the cul-de-sac
offering open floor plan, fire-
place in living room, large
inside laundry, double pantry
in kitchen, double master
closets and vanities in master
bath, nice family room over-
lookihg small lake on close to
3/4 acre lot. Mature land-
scaping @ 895 Country Lake
Circle, Lake Wales
REO/BANK OWNED! 2160 sq
ft living area, Asking
$169,000
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE,
KELLI CHINSKI 863 679-
7700 OR 863 289-7459
HOW WOULD 3000 square
feet of living area 4 bed-
room 3 full bath & a 2 car
oversized garage work for
your next home!? On over 1/2
acre of land located at prime
location near public boat
ramp to Crooked Lake. Home
custom built in 2002 features
master bedroom that is
15X22 with master bath
jacuzzi tub,separate walk in
shower & his & hers vanities
and walk in closets! You will
see extra features in every
room! Plus 20X12 storage
shed, large plantation style
porch on front and large deck
on back for entertaining _
MUST SEE Asking $289,900
will consider offers!
TAKE HWY 17 S to Cody Villa
Road turn right to Wes Mann
road turn right to Cody Bluffs
Road turn Left. 2ND House
on Left! 1002 Cody Bluffs
Road, Babson Park
Call today for showing!
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE,
KELLI CHINSKI
863 679-7700 or 863
289-7459.
Classified = Sales


1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
LAKE MIRROR DR....Won-
derful views of Lake Mirror!!
Chain of Lakes lakefront!
Charming home with hard
wood floors, large kitchen
with dinette, family room, for-
mal living with fireplace and
dining room. Master bath has
been completely updated!
Large bedrooms and ample
closets! $214,900
(863) 676-0200
LEGACY REAL ESTATE CEN-
TER, INC. www.LEGA-
CYREALESTATECENTER.com
LAKE WALES Custom 2
story home on 5 acres built in
2006. 3 BR/2 BA home.
Master BR downstairs. Fire-
place. Property is fenced &
cross fenced & has horse
barn & pole barn. Just bring
your horses. $349,900.
Keller Williams Realty Lake
Wales
863-221-0932 or
e-mail bbkelly@kw.com.
LOCATED NEAR LAKE
PIERCE AND GREAT FISH-
ING, this 3 Br. 2 Ba. Home
has a lot to offer, Built in
2000 this is a great buy for
only $69,000 PRIME PLUS
REAL ESTATE INC.
863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.c
om
NEAR KISSIMMEE CHAIN
OF LAKES, East Lake Wales,
3 Br. 1.5 Ba. 2 lots, neat and
clean, move in ready, bring
your boat and fishing poles, 1
block from Lake Rosalie, mari-
na and boat ramp, near state
park, Reduced to $59,000
id# 10755 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.co
m
NEW LISTING LOCATED IN
CROOKED LAKE PARK,
great condition and a perfect
starter home for the first time
home buyer or winter resi-
dent; 2 Br. 1 Ba. $54,900
ID # 4801
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE
INC. 863-676-7040
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Quite well established Neighbor-
hood 101 Maple East Maple,
Davenport, Fl. 33837. .41 of an
acre. 2 plus bedrooms/2 bath
concrete and brick home located
near Kissimmee, Haines City,
Clermont. Hwy 27 and 1-4 are just
minutes away. Tiled floors, newer
AC and water heater. 100%
financing available, zero money
down with USDA financing for
qualified buyers. Asking $
125,000. Please call Carla
Meeks, Realtor. Web Pro Realty,
LLC @ 863-604-9287. Email @
carla.meeks@verizon.net
Visit my FREE website @
http://homesbycarla.net.
NOT JUST A REALTOR......YOUR
REALTOR
Spacious 4 bedroom/ 3 1/2
bath home w/ 2car garage,
great location! Bank owned
and price right @ $119,000.
1039 Campbell Ave., Lake
Wales.
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE
KELLI CHINSKI
863-679-7700; 863-289-7459
SUPERB 3 BDRM 2 BATH
POOL HOME ON 165x150
LOT METICULOUSLY MAIN-
TAINED! Home features
screened in pool and deck
area with brick grill, large
fenced in yard safe for chil-
dren & pets to play in! Family
Room, Office/Reading Room,
lovely fireplace, oversized 2
car garage and block/brick
construction! 1868 sq ft liv-
ing area! 620 Lorraine Circle,
Lake Wales Asking $124,900
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE,
KELLI CHINSKI 863 679-
7700 OR 863 289-7459

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1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
WATERFRONT! REDUCED!!!
$189,000 1103 Sunset Dr,
Lakefront on Lake Wailes!!
This home has it all! Beautiful
two story, 3,700 sq. ft. 3 (or
4) bedroom, 3.5 bath, pool
home on 3/4 of acre on Lake
Wailes Lake. Renovated and
move-in ready. Open floor
plan, dining/living room has
original "Cuban" tile, wood
burning fireplace, and vaulted
ceiling. New kitchen with
stainless appliances included.
Slate front porch, circular dri-
veway, plus two car garage
downstairs with parking for rv
or boat. 4th bedroom was
turned into a mastersuite
closet, but could be convert-
ed back. 15 x 30 in ground
pool with two-story screened
enclosure. Large downstairs
den opens to pool area.
Lakefront beach is perfect for
fishing, boating, swimming or
a dock.
(863)676-0200
LEGACY REAL ESTATE CEN-
TER, INC. www.LEGA-
CYREALESTATECENTER.com
WINTER HAVEN Pool/Spa
home with 3 bedrooms/ 2
baths with wood burning fire-
place. Recent roof, carpet,
paint & new windows. Sliding
glass door opens to screened
pool enclosure. $179,900
Keller Williams Realty Lake
Wales 863-206-8686.
www.CherylBossarte.com

1030 WATERFRONT HOMES
10745 SABEL PALM DR...
Nature Lover or Fisherman,
this is the house for you! This
4 bedroom, 2 bath sits on a
large shaded lot with a 2 car
garage on one side of the
house and workshop with a
separate entrance on the
other side. Large walk-in clos-
ets and plenty of storage.
Kitchen has custom built cabi-
nets. Florida room has a beau-
tiful view of the naturally land-
scaped backyard. Home is 2
streets down from Lake Ros-
alie and short distance from
Lake Kissimmee. Marina,
boat ramp and bait shop near
by. $128,500
(863) 676-0200 Legacy Real
Estate Center, Inc.
www.LegacyRealEstateCen-
ter.com
1103 SUNSET DR...This
home has it all! Beautiful two
story, 3,700 sq. ft. 3 (or 4)
bedroom, 3.5 bath, pool
home on 3/4 of acre on Lake
Wailes Lake. Renovated and
move-in ready. Open floor
plan, dining/living room has
original "Cuban" tile, wood
burning fireplace, and vaulted
ceiling. New kitchen with
stainless appliances included.
Slate front porch, circular dri-
veway, plus two car garage
downstairs with parking for
RV or boat. Lakefront beach
is perfect for fishing, boating,
swimming or a dock.
$189,000
(863) 676-0200 Legacy Real
Estate Center, Inc.
www.LegacyRealEstateCen-
ter.com
3 BR. 2 BA. ON 1 ACRE,
LAKE ACCESS COMMUNI-
TY, Formal living room, brick
fireplace, Florida room with
hot tub, 2,200 living area,
irrigation well, storage shed,
2 car oversized garage, car-
port for boat, This is a beauti-
ful home, well maintained,
community offers lake
access, dock, picnic area,
tennis ct. $139,900, id#
9131, PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC. 863-676-
7040 www.primeplus-
realestate.com
Waterfront Home For Sale
Lake Clay-Ski-Fish-Fun, Sand
Bottom Lake, 3 Bedroom 2
bath, Beautiful Oaks, Fenced
Yard, Spectacular Sunsets.
Debra Ann Worley Real Estate
863-465-0123


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1324 Center St. Ext.,
Waverly, FL 570'+-
FRONTAGE LAKE ANNIE
3 BR 2B CH home, fireplace,
enclosed garage, separate
apartment with outside access,
additional storage buildings
including office area with utili-
ties. 24+- acres. Currently a


1030 WATERFRONT HOMES
436 RIDGE MANOR DR...
WATERFRONT Recent negoti-
ations should allow for quick
bank approval. Lakefront 3
bedroom, 2 bath block home
on Belle Lake. Large two-level
deck in the backyard. Wood-
burning fireplace, large
rooms. Downstairs storm
shelter. Close to schools and
shopping. This house has
lots of potential! Short Sale.
Cash only due to condition.
Seller requires inspections to
be completed prior to submit-
ting offer to bank. $51,000
(863) 676-0200 Legacy Real
Estate Center, Inc.
www.LegacyRealEstateCen-
ter.com
6640 Cherry Pocket...Love
to fish, but hate to cook. This
2 bedroom. 3 bath home sits


"tree farm" with inventory spec- on a canal that leads to La
imen trees included. North Pierce and is near Chei
portion has an existing dock Pocket Restaurant. Recen
and area near the house has a painted inside and out.
permit for a 2nd dock. Own- appliances included. S
ers may consider holding a deck and porch overloo
conservative mortgage for a canal. Loft, small office
qualified buyer. WHERE CAN den. Perfect weekend g
YOU FIND A DEAL LIKE away or low maintenance 1
THIS?? Complete details, time waterfront home. Ji
lots of pictures on my web bring your boat and fishi
site. Mary L. Adsit, Realtor poles.
863 285 7118 (863) 676-0200 Legacy Ri
www.maryadsit.com Estate Center, Ir
www.LegacyRealEstateCen-
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CROOKED LAKE LOT
790 Ohlinger Road
LAKE WALK-IN-THE-WATER 100' Lake Frontage, over 2(
deep to Water's edge. Just No
:5 BR Brick Home, 2 Employee of "Bob" Landing and Marina a
Houses, Maintenance Build- short walk to 525 Acre Crook
ings, pens and barns, Hunting Lake Prairie Preserve. Price h
Lodge, Meeting/convention been reduced to or
building, Commercial cattle $250,000. And Trustee looki
herd, Exotic Animal Inventory, for cash offers. There are sig
large dock and lake access. on the property.
11,600 ft.+- Lake Frontage Mary L. Adsit, Realt
and 7,261 ft. highway Ni 863 285 7118
frontage. All Detail On Web S
* Adjoins the Lake Wales Ridge www.maryadsit.com
State Forest, such location
Enhances the value and hunting ------------
on this property. Frostproof- 2BR/2BA hoi
* Property is shown by on Lake Reedy with do
appointment to pre-qualified Spacious yard with beaut
buyers. Broker participation views. Washer/dryer inc
buyers. Broker participation ed. No pets. $800/month,
welcome. Property cannot be $800. Call Maggie Stohler
divided. Legacy Leasing Services,
* Full details with brochure and 863-676-0024 or v
video www.LegacyLeases.com
Mary L. Adsit, Realtor _
863 285 7118 LAKEFRONT EXECUTI
All Details on Web Site HOME, 5,019 FT. OF LIVI
www.maryadsit.com AREA! located on an acre
|if one of Florida's finest fish
and boating lakes, enclo.
25 LAKE ELOISE LN... Cus- pool, so many features
25 LAKE ELOISE LN... Cus- upgrades, absolutely a
tom built, architecturally geous home, boat dock,
designed! Every view of Lake today for appointment to s
Eloise is maximized by this PRIME PLUS REAL ESTA
stunning design. No detail has INC. 863-676-7040 I
been overlooked with 4 bed- 2513 www.primepli
rooms 4 full bathrooms, two realestate.com
central AC units; upper and
lower level living areas, and a MCLEAN POINT LO1
private sitting area off the Renaissance! Secure, Ga
master suite! Large, open liv- Community with Tennis, B
ing room with formal dining ketball, Children's Play Ar
just beyond. Eat in kitchen Community Boat Ramp
with all the amenities you Security Cameras availa
would expect... built in Sub- with Cable (for a small moi
Zero refrigerator, Thermam- ly fee)!! Over 1/2 an acre v
dor ovens, cook-top, granite lake views and steps to
counters, and amazing views! community boat rar
Beautifully manicured lawn $194,000
and mature landscape greets (863) 676-0200 Legacy F
you as you approach the Estate Center, I
entrance. $750,000 www.LegacyRealEstateCer
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NATURE LOVER'S DREAM
2550 Arbuckle Shores Road:
Frostproof, FL

Watch wildlife from your deck!!;
This lakefront lot adjoins the:
13,500. Acre Arbuckle Wildlife
Management Preserve. Enjoy'
the amenities of all of this
:Acreage. Lakefront lot 160'
wide, newly conditioned elevat-
ed dock. Everything about this:
property is immaculate! 3 BR,:
:2+ bath, double garage (air:
conditioned) Family room open-:
ing to "L" shaped deck. Modern:
kitchen, metal 50 yr. roof, Open
:format LR and DR.
: Additional 1-1/2 story garage:
'for 2 vehicles and service area'
plus 2nd upper area currently:
used for Exercise room but'
could be converted to an apart-
ment. "Pole" barn for RV or:
Motor home storage, Beautiful:
Oaks, irrigation system. End of:
the road and gated for privacy.
It's like entering your own little
world!!
Asking price is $ 575,000.:
Owner may consider holding a
conservative mortgage for a
Qualified buyer. Property is
shown by appointment only to:
pre-qualified buyer.
MARY L. ADSIT REALTOR

S863-285-7118
All Detail on Web Site:
www.maryadsit.com
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WATER-FRONT BEAUTIFUL
HOME ON CANAL LEADING
TO LAKE WALK IN WATER,
Move-In condition, 3 Br. 2 Ba.,
cathedral ceiling, spacious liv-
ing room, large Florida room
with view of canal and lake,
formal dining, plus eating
space next to kitchen, all
appliances, washer and dryer,
2 car garage, workshop,
large covered dock on deep
water canal, just seconds
from the lake, $199,900 id#
6616 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC.
863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.co
m

1040 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR SALE
2 BEDROOM/ 2 BATH
GRANADA CONDO 2ND
FLOOR, END UNIT PRICED
LOW @ $56,900 TO SELL!
Located 15 min east of down
town Lake Wales beautiful
country setting! Small Pets
Allowed, Community pool!
3007 Granada Court, Lake
Wales
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE,
KELLI CHINSKI
863/679-7700; 863/289-
7459
"Available to lease @ $1,300
per month, 1 year lease,
Credit Application required" it
starts out: EXQUISITE LAKE
WALES COUNTRY CLUB
VILLA......2605 Sunburst
Court, Lake Wales. HOME
LIFE REAL ESTATE, KELLI
CHINSKI 863 679-7700 OR
863 289-7459
LAKE WALES
0 DN/ $598 per mo
4/2 everything redone like
new. Carpet, ceramic tile
floors, central heat & air,
deck and fenced yard.
100 Orange Park Blvd
863-640-4968
| Employ Classified!


1040 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR SALE
CONDO @ LAKE WALES
COUNTRY CLUB, Beautifully
furnished 2 Bed 2 Bath 1st
floor unit Condo with Spa-
cious Floor Plan. Located in
Golf Community. Family
room/lanai Overlooks Fairway
and Lagoon. Many Communi-
ty Amenities. $105,000 id#
6204 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC. 863-676-
7040 www.primeplus-
realestate.com
EXQUISITE LAKE WALES
COUNTRY CLUB VILLA, Com-
plete remodel on this 3 bed-
room, 2 bath, 2 car garage
with 2,124 sq ft living area!
This one is
too beautiful to pass up!
Compare to others that have
not been updated yet and you
will see the beauty and sav-
ings of time to have one that
is ready to
move in! Priced for market @
$175,000 2605 Sunburst
Court, Lake Wales.
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE
KELLI CHINSKI
863-679-7700; 863-289-7459
LAKE WALES COUNTRY
CLUB 2nd. Floor Condo, Fully
Furnished, Screened Balcony,
Great View Of Golf Course
And Lagoon, $102,000 id#
9202 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC. 863-676-
7040 www.primeplus-
realestate.com
LAKESHORE, FURNISHED
CONDO, East Lake Wales,
1Br IBa Furnished Condo
Ready for you to Move Right
in! Home is in Great Condition,
New Roof in 2009, Communi-
ty Amenities include Pool,
Clubhouse, Spa and Lake
Access. REDUCED! $49,000
id# 905 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.co
m

LOVELY 2 BDRM/2 BATH
CONDO W/CARPORT AT
YOUR DOOR! Genesis
Pointe Community features
clubhouse with heated pool,
unit has inside laundry room,
oversized living room with mir-
rors, hardwood floors in din-
ing room, hall and 2nd bed-
room! Monthly fee provides
for exterior lawn mainte-
nance, water, sewer, trash
service, exterior maintenance
on condo & more! Nestled in
beautiful country setting! 274
Genesis Pointe Drive, Lake
Wales Asking $62,900
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE,
KELLI CHINSKI 863 679-
7700 OR 863 289-7459.
PERFECT LOCATION Fully
Furnished 2Bed, 2Ba- 2nd.
Floor Unit, Lagoon and Golf
Course View, Enclosed Fl Rm
Open, Spacious Floor Plan,
Private Balcony, $110,000
id# 4102 PRIME PLUS
REAL ESTATE, INC 863-
676-7040 www.primem-
plusrealestate.com
SUPERB VIEW! Furnished 2
Br. 2 Ba. in Lake Wales Coun-
try Club. 1st Floor unit. Has
Balcony/Sun Deck, Sliding
Doors, Storage. Kitchen has
Breakfast Bar. 1,077 Square
Feet. Amenities include: Heat-
ed pool, Rec room, Golf, Ten-
nis and Club House.
REDUCED! Owner says
SELL! $84,500 id# 6103
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE
INC. 863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.c
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1040 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR SALE
WATKINS ROAD... Unique
property on Sun Air golf
course without HOA or mem-
bership requirements! Beauti-
ful wooded home site offers
gorgeous views down rolling
11th fairway, and overlooks
small pond, with zero setback
on rear lot line along golf
course. Seller is Realtor.
Beautiful lot offers paved road
frontage, county utilities and
streetlights, hydrants,
fire/EMS station 1/4 mile
away. This unique lot is not
part of PUD, no HOA or deed
restrictions, involved, just
golf-course living without the
hassle. $34,900
(863) 676-0200 Legacy Real
Estate Center, Inc.
www.LegacyRealEstateCen-
ter.com

1070 DUPLEXES FOR SALE
INCOME PRODUCING
PROPERTY FOR SALE
INCOME, Duplex-2 DBed-
rooms 1 Bath each side-Rent-
ed $1,050 mo. Walk to
Schools, Library, Shopping,
and Lake June Lakefront Park
and Ball Fields $84,900.
Debra Ann Worley Real Estate
863-465-0123

1080 APARTMENTS FOR SALE
1561 S HIGHLAND PARK
DR... Completely Remod-
eled!!! New flooring, paint,
central h/a, all new kitchen
cabinets, appliances, updated
bathrooms and more!! Ready
to be your winter retreat! All
the original charm, with a
modern twist! $55,000
(863) 676-0200 Legacy Real
Estate Center, Inc.
www.LegacyRealEstateCen-
ter.com

1563 HIGHLAND PARK DR
Lake Wales 2 bed-
rooms/2 full baths & ample
storage. Charming Cottage
with Co-Op ownership. Hard-
wood floors & fireplace in the
living room. Large covered
patio. (This unit is detached
from main bldg and is a free-
standing cottage.) $46,900
(863) 676-0200
LEGACY REAL ESTATE CEN-
TER, INC. www.LEGA-
CYREALESTATECENTER.com

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1983 56ft X 13 2Bd/1Ba, Car-
port, Florida Room, Fully Fur-
nished. Located on Reedy Lake in
small (15) Trailer Park. Own Cov-
ered Dock & Pontoon Boat Includ-
ed. Lot Fees $240 Mo. $35,000.
905-955-1602
2 ACRES AND DOUBLE
WIDE MOBILE HOME,
fenced beautiful 2 acres,
great buy for a home and
land, FORECLOSURE,
$35,900 ID# 209 PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC.
863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.c
om
2 BEDROOM 2 BATH ON
3.67 ACRES, all fenced with
large barn and workshop.
Home has screened porch,
open floor plan, lots of stor-
age space. Small pond and
storage shed on property.
$45,000 (short sale) PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC.
id # 17379 863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.co
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FORT MEADE 2005 dou-
blewide, fully furnished, 3bd,
2ba, 1048 Wisconsin.
$32.000. (810) 516-7541.
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1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE
3 BEDROOM 2 BATH ON
APPRX. 3.5 ACRES, Home
built in 2005, 2,108 ft. living
area, located just east of
Lake Wales. $79,900 PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. id#
17389 863-676-7040
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CALOOSA LAKE Village -
3bd/3ba home with canal
view. Split bedroom plan. Lg
master bedroom w/ Ig walk-in
closet has a bath located on
either side of the closet, 1 for
her & 1 for him. Add'l bed-
room also features a walk-in
closet. Spacious kitchen
w/island & breakfast area.
$159,000. Keller Williams
Realty Lake Wales. 863-221-
0932.
FORT MEADE, City Park
55Plus, 2Bd/2Ba, Florida Rm,
New Cabinets, Dish Washer,
Lrg Stor Rm. $17,000 OBO .
727-264-7152
MOBILE HOME WITH
ACREAGE ready to move
in, great for pets. Lots of
space for the price. 3BR 2BA,
serious offers only. No
renters.
(850)308-6473
1095 MANUFACTURED
HOMES FOR SALE
1983 MH with large FL
room with NEW blinds, out-
side doors, oak cabinets in
kitchen, oak flooring. Washer
and dryer, remolded bath-
room. 2 bedrooms. READY
to move in Located in
Pleasant View MH Park. Lot
115. If interested, contact
Manager of Whiddens MH
Park at 400 CR630A in Frost-
proof for the key, or call 812-
216-9630. Price $17,500.
Lot rent $230.00.
ALMOST 2 ACRES WITH 3
BR. 2 BA. MOBILE HOME,
built in 2009, good condi-
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fenced located in country set-
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adult community. Featuring pool,
shuffle board, Community
room/Club House with daily activ-
ities. Near the library and Bartow
Civic Center. This home has
2BR/lbath. Handicap accessible
ramp and bathroom. You own
both the land and the manufac-
tured home. Asking $ 59,900.
Please call Carla Meeks, Realtor.
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9287. Email @ carla.meeks@ver-
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1110 OUT OF AREA HOMES
37 ACRE MIDDLE TN FARM
with 13 acre lake, nice home.
Selling at Absolute Auction,
Memorial Day. Van Massey
Auction Lic 1711. (931)433-
8686 Visit vanmassey.com
DEVELOPER FORCED LIQ-
UIDATION Smoky Mtn. Lake
Property Priced @ Foreclo-
sure/Short sale. Up to 100%
Financing/5% interest. Hurry-
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able! (877)551-0550 ext 100
Employ Classified!


1210 HOMES FOR RENT
$1,500 month Including
lawn mowing + $2,200
SEC. DEP. GORGEOUS LAKE-
FRONT REMODEL ON LAKE
WALES! 3 bedroom 3 bath
home includes 2 master
suites, built-in desk, new
kitchen & european baths, all
appliances & pristine land-
scaping! No pets, Non-smok-
ing, Credit Application
Required. 1115 Sunset Drive,
Lake Wales
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE,
KELLI CHINSKI
863/679-7700 or
863/289-7459
2bd, lba C/H/A, stove,
refrigerator, washer, dryer,
fenced back yard, with
shed. Nice, quiet lot. Very
close to schools.
$650/mo., $400. sec.
deposit. (863) 533-2694.
$900 month + $900 sec dep
3 bedroom/ 2 bath/ 2-car
garage Open Floor plan!
Freshly painted and ready for
move in.
2364 Sunset Pointe, Lake
Wales. Credit Application
Required HOME LIFE REAL
ESTATE, KELLI CHINSKI
863 679-7700 OR 863
289-7459
$900 month + $900 sec dep
3 bedroom/2 bath home with
carport. 2 blocks off Lake.
Kitchen and baths remodeled.
Inside laundry rm. 503 E.
Polk Ave., Lake Wales Credit
Application Required HOME
LIFE REAL ESTATE, KELLI
CHINSKI
863 679-7700 OR 863
289-7459

$995 month + $995 sec.
dep.
Lovely 2 bdrm+Den/2bath/2
car garage home in Oakwood
Gated Community!
1098 Tequesta Trail, Lake
Wales. Credit Application
Required HOME LIFE REAL
ESTATE, KELLI CHINSKI
863 679-7700 OR 863
289-7459

Babson Park- 2BR/1BA
cottage with Crooked
Lake beach access. Home
has been updated with new
flooring and new kitchen.
Washer/dryer included. Lawn
care included. No pets.
$700/month, SD $700. Call
Maggie Stohler at
Legacy Leasing Services,
Inc 863-676-0024 or visit
www.LegacyLeases.com.

FOR RENT New 3/2B home
in Pedaler's Pond starting at
$899 month call 863-439-
7418.
FOR RENT, 3 Br. 1 Ba. Home
in Babson Park area,
$550.00 per month, 1st and
last month deposit. For more
information, call Mary @
863-676-7040 Prime Plus
Real Estate Inc.
FORT MEADE 1bd, Iba,
walk to grocery, fruit stand,
library, restaurant. 9 S.E. First
St., $500. mo., $500 securi-
ty. No pets. Call: 863-512-
7326.
Frostproof- 3BR/2BA newer
home located on quiet cul-de-
sac. 2 car garage. Interior
washer /dryer hookup. No
Pets. $895/month, SD $895.
Call Maggie Stohler at Legacy
Leasing Services, Inc 863-
676-0024 or visit www.Lega-
cyLeases.com
Frostproof- Spacious
3BR/3BA home on 2+ acres.
Screen porches on front and
back, indoor utility room. Lots
of storage space.
$825/month, SD $825. Call
Maggie Stohler at Legacy
Leasing Services, Inc 863-
676-0024 or visit www.Lega-
cyLeases.com.
GET RESULTS -
USE CLASSIFIED!


1210 HOMES FOR RENT
LAKE WALES 2BR, 1 1/2ba
$600 monthly & $600 security
deposit. With fenced yard.
321-636-9497
LAKE WALES AREA. 2 Very
Nice Houses For Rent. 2 Bd
$500 mo / 3 Bd $700 Mo.
call 863-635-6399
Lake Wales- 2BR/1BA with
large screened porch and
fenced backyard.
$550/month, SD $550. Call
Maggie Stohler at Legacy
Leasing Services, Inc 863-
676-0024 or visit www.Lega-
cyLeases.com
Lake Wales- 3BR/2BA home
in Highland Crest subdivision.
Split floor plan, 2 car garage,
interior laundry room with
washer/dryer hookup. $850
month, SD $850. Call Maggie
Stohler at Legacy Leasing
Services, Inc 863-676-0024
or visit
www.LegacyLeases.com
Lake Wales- 3BR/2BA home
with split floor plan and vault-
ed ceilings. 2 car garage.
Kitchen currently being updat-
ed with new cabinets and
countertops. Available mid
January. $900/month, SD
$900. Call Maggie Stohler at
Legacy Leasing Services, Inc
863-676-0024 or visit
www.LegacyLeases.com
1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT
1 bedroom/ 1 bath lakefront
condo overlooking Lake Easy!
Fully furnished $750 month
includes water, sewer, trash &
direct. + $750 sec dep.
Enjoy Florida's natural beauty
in Highland Park located just
off Hwyl7S 4 miles from
downtown Lake Wales. Small
pet considered, Credit Appli-
cation required. HOME LIFE
REAL ESTATE, KELLI CHIN-
SKI 863 679-7700 OR 863
289-7459.
Winter Haven- 2BR/2BA
condo located in The Welling-
ton on Lake Howard. 1160
sq. ft. New laminate flooring
and carpet. Screened lanai.
Community amenities include
2 pools (1 heated), shuffle
board courts, and gas/char-
coal grill picnic area. No Pets.
$800/month, SD $800. Call
Maggie Stohler at Legacy
Leasing Services, Inc. 863-
676-0024 or visit
www.LegacyLeases.com.
1300 DUPLEXES FOR RENT
2 bedroom/ 1 bath remod-
elled brick duplex,
washer/dryer hookups,
C/H/A. $625 month + $625
sec dep includes lawn mow-
ing. 648 Beverly Drive, Lake
Wales Non-smoking, no pets,
credit application required.
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE,
KELLI CHINSKI 863 679-
7700 OR 863 289-7459
$650 mo rent + $75 for
Elec. + $650 Sec Dep.
LARGE furnished downstairs
Lakefront on Crooked Lake
with Beach Has living quarters
above seperately rented.
Stack washer/dryer & cov-
ered parking for 1 vehicle.
No Pets, Non-smoking, Credit
Application Required. 1462 N.
Crooked Lake Drive, down-
stairs, Babson Park
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE,
KELLI CHINSKI
863/679-7700 or
863/289-7459

Crooked Lake in Babson
Park -1 and 2 bedroom units
for lease on Crooked Lake.
Rent includes all utilities and
cable. Furnished or unfur-
nished. Starting at
$695/month. SD $350. Call
Maggie Stohler at Legacy
Leasing Services, Inc. 863-
676-0024 or visit www.Lega-
cyLeases.com.
Classified = Results


1300 DUPLEXES FOR RENT
FOR RENT, 670 Garden
Street, 2bd, Iba, $600. mo.,
$600 deposit. (863) 603-
8819 or (863) 640-4771.
IMMACULATE CORNER unit
(2/2)Tile upgrades/new appli-
ances
1430 Thousand Roses
$55,000.00
Winter Haven 2BR/1BA
duplex with screened porch
and large backyard. Wash-
er/dryer hookup.
$550/month, SD $550 Call
Maggie Stohler at Legacy
Leasing Services, Inc 863-
676-0024 or visit www.Lega-
cyLeases.com.


ACROSS
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4 Bedframe piece
8 Beyond harmful
14 "... by _,other
name..."
15 Bare bones
16 Billiard ball feature,
about half the time
17 Buzz-filled 2007
animated film
19 Brings together
20 Burdensome
additional levy
22 Boldly states
23 Birthplace of
Hans Christian
Andersen
26 Baker's meas.
28 "Behold," to
Brutus
29 Ball-shaped
frozen dessert
30 Betty White co-
star in "The
Golden Girls"
32 "Ben-Hur," e.g.
33 Bedrock resident
34 "But then again..."
35 Bug-bitten?
36 Brown who wrote
'The Da Vinci
Code"
37 Billion-year period
40 Brother of Judah
42 Bump off
43 Biotin, thiamine et
al.
47 Blinked the sleep
from one's eyes
48 Bothersome
parasites
49 By order of
50 Bigheaded sort
51 Bing Crosby's"
You Glad You're
You?"
53 Baseball team's
list of players
55 Balanced state
57 Behave candidly
61 Black-tie wear
62 Bardofs'"hesame"
63 Breathtaking
snake?
64 Began, as a lawn
65 Beachfront
property?
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2 Binary digit
3 "Bon voyage!"
4 Better half, so to
speak


1300 DUPLEXES FOR RENT
Lovely larger floor plan 2 bed-
room/2 bath Thousand Roses
Duplex $675 mo. includes
lawn mowing + $675 sec.
dep. located at 1431 Thou-
sand Roses Drive South, Lake
Wales. Non-smoking, Credit
Application required. HOME
LIFE REAL ESTATE, KELLI
CHINSKI 863 679-7700 OR
863 289-7459
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1300 DUPLEXES FOR RENT
Winter Haven- 2BR/1BA
duplex with new paint and car-
pet. Kitchen was recently
updated. Indoor washer/dryer
hookup. Small dog ok with pet
fee. $525/month, SD $525.
Call Maggie Stohler at Legacy
Leasing Services, Inc 863-
676-0024 or visit www.Lega-
cyLeases.com

1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT
BARTOW, 1bd, partly fur-
nished. One mile East of Bar-
tow on Moose Lodge Rd.
(863) 533-0146 or (863)
512-0453.
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1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT
1 bdrm/1 bath Central
heat/air apartment located
near downtown Lake Wales.
$400 month + $400 sec dep.
No Pets Non smoking. 110
First St. Apt. D, Lake Wales.
Credit Application Required.
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE
KELLI CHINSKI
863 679-7700/863 289-
7459
1 bedroom/1 bath FUR-
NISHED APARTMENT, Ceram-
ic tile through out. $550
month includes electric, water,
sewer, & trash pick up. +
$300 sec dep. 315 Ridge
Manor Drive #11, Lake Wales,
no pets, non-smoking, credit
application required. HOME
LIFE REAL ESTATE, KELLI
CHINSKI, 863 679-7700 OR
863 289-7459
180 DINNER LAKE LOOP
Spacious Pool Home!!! Split
bedroom plan with eat in
space in the kitchen. Master
has large walk in closet, gar-
den tub and sep. shower.
Gated subdivision with easy
access to Hwy 27!! $114,000
(863) 676-0200
LEGACY REAL ESTATE CEN-
TER, INC.
www.LEGACYREALESTATE-
CENTER.com

BARTOW BEAR CREEK
APARTMENTS
1bd available, special
$485.00/mo.
including water, sewer
& trash removal.
Small pets welcome with
pet deposit.
Close to shopping &
bus transportation.
Call (863) 534-3243.
BARTOW, duplex, lbd, no
pets. 572 E. Pearl St. (863)
299-3522
Crooked Lake 2 bedroom/ 1
bath garage apartment fur-
nished!! $800 month + $800
sec dep. Non-smoking, no
pets, credit application
required. HOME LIFE REAL
ESTATE, KELLI CHINSKI, 863
679-7700 OR 863 289-7459

LAKE WALES, 1Bd/1Ba
$400.mo., and an Efficiency
Apt $350 mo., Lake Shore
Blvd., 863-632-1481
Large 1 bedroom/ bath
apartment, hardwood floors,
$700 month includes electric,
water, sewer & trash pick up!!!
+ $500 sec dep. 315 Ridge
Manor Drive, #5 Lake Wales
Non-smoking, no pets, credit
application required. HOME
LIFE REAL ESTATE, KELLI
CHINSKI 863 679-7700 OR
863 289-7459

Now Leasing
Apartment Homes
1 bedroom from $482
2 bedrooms from $517
Charlton Court (863) 285-
8380
TDD (800)955-8771
Equal Opportunity Housing
Rental Assistance Program
(based on availability)
Section 8 welcome
WINTER HAVEN 2 BR/1 BA
upstairs unit. Convenient
location. Walk to Work, shop-
ping, restaurants. $650 per
month includes water, sewer
& electric. Security deposit
required. NO PETS. Keller
. Williams Realty Lake Wales
863-221-0932 or
e-mail bbkelly@kw.com.
1340 MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT
2 Bdrm 2 Bath Singlewide
on spacious lot near Mall,
washer/dryer, water included
600 deposit 700 monthly,
call 863-439-3060
NO DEPOSIT / $120 PER
WEEK Nice mobile home.
- Dave 813-644-1140


1340 MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT
2bd, iba, Florida room, livin-
groom, carport, C/H/A,
fenced yard. Close to Bartow.
$500. (863) 5592230 or
(863) 647-1958.
Lake Wales 117 Mulberry
Street, convenient location,
unfurnished 2br/2ba, mobile
home. No pets. $550.00 mo
+ security. 863-678-1498 or
863-241-1528

1345 MISC. RENTALS
BABSON PARK-8BR/10OBA
Bed & Breakfast on Crooked
Lake. Available as a residence
or business opportunity.
Restaurant quality kitchen
appliances. 7500 square feet
+/-. $3000/month. SD
$3000. Call Maggie Stohler
at Legacy Leasing Services,
Inc. 863-676-0024 or visit
www.LegacyLeases.com

1360 ROOMS FOR RENT

ROOM MATE WANTED
Poinciana/Polk Side, Fur-
nished Room Kitchen Priv,
W/D, Cable, Utilities, clean-
quiet-safe. $375, 863-427-
0025.

1500 LOTS & ACREAGE
12 X 16 WORKSHOP, 12
X14 SHED, COUNTY
WATER, ELECTRIC, READY
FOR NEW MOBILE!
Located East of Lake Wales,
Paved Rd Frontage, Partially
Fenced, $34,900 id #
3148 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC. www.prime-
plusrealestate.com
2+ ACRES ON HWY
FRONTAGE! Located on HWY
60, Just Past Indian Lakes
Estates. All Wooded, Many
Potential Uses. REDUCED!
$21,000. id#sr60 PRIME
REAL ESTATE 863-676-
7040 www.primeplus-
realestate.com
$3,250 FOR 1/2 ACRE
BUILDING LOT!!!!!! Yes it is
true!! Indian Lake Estates!
Access to Lake Walk in the
Water and a beautiful golf
course nearby, it is the per-
fect spot to relax and enjoy
life! Gated entrance to the
community. Don't Delay, Buy
Today!! (863) 676-0200
LEGACY REAL ESTATE CEN-
TER, INC. www.LEGA-
CYREALESTATECENTER.com
5 ACRES NEAR LAKE ROS-
ALIE, Located in a gated
community in a rural setting;
wildlife galore, near county
boat ramp and access to
Lake Rosalie, Deed restricted
to single family homes only,
beautiful wooded parcel,
$49,900 id# It 11, PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC.
863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.c
om
825 HICKORY HAMMOCK
RD
Enjoy the peace and quiet of
the country, yet close to shop-
ping, schools, and restau-
rants. Beautiful 4BR/3BA on
over 25 acres of land. All the
bedrooms have walk in clos-
ets. This two story house is
priced to sell. Don't miss out,
call today! $249,000
(863) 676-0200
LEGACY REAL ESTATE CEN-
TER, INC.
www.LEGACYREALESTATE-
CENTER.com
DEER RUN ROAD....This 5
acre lot is perfect for your
new home or manufactured
home. Close to Lake Walk in
Water, Kissimmee State Park
and Tiger Creek Nature Con-
servancy. Priced to Sell!
$29,000.00
(863) 676-0200
LEGACY REAL ESTATE CEN-
TER, INC. www.LEGA-
CYREALESTATECENTER.com
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1500 LOTS & ACREAGE


COUNTRY LIVING -
WHERE YOU CAN
HAVE IT ALL!!!

THE COUNTY IS DROP-
PING THE IMPACT
FEES FOR THE NEXT
SIX MONTHS AND NOW
IS THE TIME TO BUILD
A NEW HOME!!! SAVE
$$$THOUSANDS BUY-
ING AND BUILDING
NOW.!

ALTURAS, 14 acres
(more or less) for sale.
Will divide into mini-
mum of 5 acre tracts.
High and dry. Suitable
for building home, small
grove or raising cattle
or horses. Big enough
to build a home & sepa-
rate mother-in-law suite
or 2 homes! Close to
Alturas Elementary.
Enjoy country living at
its finest! Just 10 miles
to Bartow, Lake Wales
or Winter Haven. For
more information or to
schedule an appt. call
863-512-0041.

HAINES CITY-LAKEFRONT
ESTATE LOT ON LAKE EVA-
...Nearly 5 acres with
panoramic views. Over 225'
of lakefront access from
Scenic Hwy or Alta Vista
Drive. Mature Oaks and citrus
are plentiful with lots of room
to build your dream home!
REDUCED! $199,000 (863)
676-0200 LEGACY REAL
ESTATE CENTER, INC.
www.LEGACYREALESTATE-
CENTER.com
HAINES CITY-WONDERFUL
BUILDING LOT ON LAKE
TRACY- Owner says "Make
Me An Offer!" Close to
schools and shopping! Conve-
nient to Hwy 27. Over 70' of
Lakefront! $80,000 (863)
676-0200 LEGACY REAL
ESTATE CENTER, INC.
www.LEGACYREALESTATE-
CENTER.com

HOME SITE, Nice half Acre
lot located in Beautiful Area of
Homes. Growing Region Cen-
trally Located between Winter
Haven and Lake Wales. Par-
tially Cleared and ready to
Build your First Home.
$27,900 id #cc PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC.
(863) 676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.c
om
INVEST IN LAND!
CALL THE "LANDLADY"



Mary L. Adsit, Realtor
863 285 7118
All details on web site
www.maryadsit.com
Lake Pierce Drive.... 2 Vacant
Lots Quiet street with nicely
maintained homes! Close to
the public boat ramp to Lake
Pierce! Just over 1/3 acre
(100x150) $15,000 each
(863) 676-0200 Legacy Real
Estate Center, Inc.
www.LegacyRealEstateCen-
ter.com
LAKE WALES, LAKEFRONT
LOT on beautiful Blue Lake.
This is a white sand bottom
lake with crystal clear water.
Lot is 95' x 250' in nice com-
munity. Build the home of
your dreams. $199,000.
Keller Williams Realty Lake
Wales 863-206-8686.
www.CherylBossarte.com
VACANT LOTS IN BABSON
PARK: .25 ac for $5,000 .28
ac for $15,000 Close to Bab-
son Park Elementary! (863)
676-0200 LEGACY REAL
ESTATE CENTER, INC.
www.LEGACYREALESTATE-
CENTER.com
SEmploy Classified!


1500 LOTS & ACREAGE
-LAKEFRONT LOT ON
BLUE LAKE... BUILDING LOT
WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS
AND OVER 110' OF
FRONTAGE!!! Crystal clear
water... perfect for skiing and
swimming. Build your dream
home!!! REDUCED to
$249,000 (863) 676-0200
LEGACY REAL ESTATE CEN-
TER, INC. www.LEGA-
CYREALESTATECENTER.com
ROSALIE LAKE ROAD...This
one acre lot sits high and dry
and has well, septic and tem-
porary electric in place. This
lot is just down the road from
Lake Rosalie boat ramp.
$25,000
(863) 676-0200 LEGACY
REAL ESTATE CENTER, INC.
www.LEGACYREALESTATE-
CENTER.comr
US HWY 27 frontage at Col-
lege Park in Lake Wales.
2.09 acres zoned C-3 (RCC-R)
near Warner Southern Col-
lege. The FDOT traffic count
is 16,100 vehicles per day.
$229,000 Keller Williams
Realty Lake Wales Team
Commercial 863-679-1710
www.TeamCommercial.org






Vacant land 889 S 1ST AVE,
BARTOW, 33830 almost an 1/2
acre ready to build on. Located in
the city limits of Bartow. Near all
local schools, library and shop-
ping area. Asking $ 55,000.
Owner financing. Please call Carla
Meeks, Realtor. Web Pro Realty,
LLC @ 863-604-9287. Email @
carla.meeks@verizon.net
Visit my FREE website @
http://homesbycarla.net.
NOT JUST A REALTOR......YOUR
REALTOR
WINTER HAVEN, RENAIS-
SANCE! Vacant Lot. Secure,
Gated Community with Tennis,
Basketball, Children's Play
Area, Community Boat Ramp
and Security Cameras avail-
able with Cable (for a small
monthly fee)!! Over 1/2 an
acre with lake views and
steps to the community boat
ramp. $199,000 (863) 676-
0200 LEGACY REAL ESTATE
CENTER, INC. www.LEGA-
CYREALESTATECENTER.com
WOODED HOME SITE! 2
Acres of Beautiful Woods in
deed restricted community to
build your new home! Not too
far from Public Boat Ramp
into Lake Rosalie. Owner Moti-
vated and will look at all Rea-
sonable Offers! $39,900 id#
11209 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC (863) 676-
7040. www.primeplus-
realestate.com
1515 WATERFRONT
3431 HARBOR BEACH
DR... BUILDING LOT ON
BLUE LAKE WITH SPECTACU-
LAR VIEWS!!! Crystal clear
water...perfect for skiing and
swimming. Build your dream
home!!! $249,000
(863) 676-0200 Legacy Real
Estate Center, Inc.
www.LegacyRealEstateCen-
ter.com
ALTA VISTA... This is a great
piece of lakefront property
with 225 ft. of frontage. Call
today for more information!
$109,000
(863) 676-0200 Legacy Real
Estate Center, Inc.
www.LegacyRealEstateCen-
ter.com
LAKE FRONT ON LAKE
WALK IN WATER, Just Over
5 Acres, Partially Wooded,
Private Location, Dead End
Street. Great Price! $79,900
id# It22 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE, INC 863-676-
7040 www.primeplus-
realestate.com
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1515 WATERFRONT

LAKE-WALK-IN-WATER -
RANCH
5 BR Brick Home + apart-:
ment, 2 smaller homes, 1-'
3/4 Mile Lake Frontage,:
Lake Walk In Water. Dock,:
entertainment building at:
lake, hunting lodge, cattle,
Exotic animals, 2,270 acre
package for only $7,999.
Per acre package. Shown
by appointment only. All
details, pictures, etc. on
web site.
LAKE ANNIE LARGE
TREE NURSERY
Modern 3 br, 2b, CB Home:
+nice apartment with out-:
side ENTRANCE. Yard:
includes old fashioned:
"CookHouse" for entertain-
ing. which includes fan,:
screened, sink, refrigerator,,
:phone & TV connection.'
Very Unique!
Property includes several
maintenance buildings, 2:
wells, Large Tree Inventory:
:and Another Rental Apart-:
ment.
Asking $735,000.00.:
Owner will consider a Con-,
servative Mortgage for a:
qualified Hold Buyer. Shown'
by appointment.
Mary L. Adsit, Realtor
863285 7118 -
www.maryadsit.com
All detail on Website
North Carolina Mountain
Lakefront lots. New gated
waterfront community. Dock-
able lots with up to 300' of
shoreline, Low insurance, Low
property tax. Call Now
(800)709-5253
OWN a waterfront lot in a
gated Community inc, a cus-
tom park model home, $65K,
6 Mi E of Lake Wales. Karl
863-678-8295

1520 OUT OF TOWN LOTS
NC mountain property
must go. 4.5 acres with out-
standing views and privacy.
$25,000 OBO, great for
home or cabin. (828)394-
9298. Ask for Richard
1610 BUSINESS RENTALS
$350.00 mo. + tax +
$350 Sec Dep. building for
storage or small business this
is 984 sq ft, 1 bathroom,
100 amp service, 12-14 ft
ceilings, 1-10 ft bay door & 1
standard door. No air. Locat-
ed at 914 East Street, Lake
Wales Credit Application
Required
HOME LIFE REAL ESTATE
KELLI CHINSKI
863 679-7700 OR 863
289-7459
LAKE WALES- EXECUTIVE
OFFICE space available in
Bullard Building in downtown
Lake Wales. Your clients will
be impressed when they enter
through a private elevator into
an impressive wood trimmed
atrium. Enjoy all the amenities
of new construction while still
retaining the nostalgia of a
historic setting. ADA compli-
ant. Public restrooms and
parking. 400 sq. ft. Rent
$500/month, SD/neg. Call
Maggie Stohler at Legacy
Leasing Services, Inc. 863-
676-0024 or visit www.Lega-
cyLeases.com.
OFFICE FOR LEASE, State
Rd. 60 E., Lake Wales, New
Office Building offers great
exposure on Major Highway,
open floor plan available,
approx. 820 sq.ft. RENT
NEGOTIABLE, Call For
details, Also larger space
available if needed, PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC.
863-676-7040 OR 863-
632-0272 (ask for David)
www.primeplusrealestate.c
om

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1610 BUSINESS RENTALS
OVER 14 ACRES HIGHWAY
FRONTAGE IN AVON PARK,
Multiple parcels, with mixed
use. Excellent potential for
commercial highway busi-
ness, or income property on
U.S. 27. Bank owned, recent
appraisal and priced accord-
ingly, $820,000. PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC.
863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.c
om
PROFESSIONAL OFFICES
Bartow (room or suite) will
subdivide to suit. telephone,
receptionist, and other facili-
ties included. Please call
(863) 533-0783. Office hours
8-12, 1-5 Monday thru Friday.
1620 COMMERCIAL/
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY
1000 STATE ROAD 60 Lake
Wales 3BR/2BA on corner lot
on Hwy 60. This could be a
home or a perfect place for a
business. This house is in
great condition and has had
only one owner! Easy access
to east or west with great vis-
ibility. Don't miss out on this
great opportunity! REDUCED
to $99,000. (863) 676-0200
LEGACY REAL ESTATE CEN-
TER, INC. www.LEGA-
CYREALESTATECENTER.com
215 N SCENIC HWY...
Great opportunity to own 2
commercial buildings in down-
town Frostproof. A total of 5
rental spaces each with a pri-
vate bathroom. Highway
exposure with lease income
of $1500 a month. $99,900
(863) 676-0200 Legacy Real
Estate Center, Inc.
www.LegacyRealEstateCen-
ter.com





3720 LAKE MARION ROAD
(544) HAINES CITY CITRUS
WITH DEVELOPMENT POTEN-
TIAL
10 a/c grove, well with MJ irriga-
'tion. Hamlin/Valencia Land use is
Business Park. 330' Hwy. 544
frontage. Neighborhood is Tib-
betts Industrial Park, Aercon Flori-
da, Feltrim Office/Warehouse
complex, 84 Lumber, etc.
* Grove is there for income and
"Greenbelt" tax basis Waiting for
the economy to recover. Haines
City is ideal For business servic-
ing 1-4, Orlando, Kissimmee area.
Asking $ 595,000
MARY L. ADSIT,
REALTOR
863-285-7118
All Detail on Web Site
www.maryadsit.com
650 6TH SW ST... EXCEL-
LENT OFFICE/WAREHOUSE!
17 individual offices, plus
open floor area with 30 dou-
ble-service desk stations.
Three grade level doors plus
dock height ramp door.
Super location with easy
access to US 17, in good
condition. $974,000
(863) 676-0200 Legacy Real
Estate Center, Inc.
www.LegacyRealEstateCen-
ter.com
911 STATE ROAD 60, EAST
Zoned residential or "Profes-
sional Office". Home has
recently been updated and is
move-in ready. New kitchen
with stainless steel appli-
ances, updated bathroom and
wood floors throughout.
There is a separate entrance
leading for possible reception
area. Ideal location for archi-
tect, counselor, computer
repair, insurance, etc.
$155,000 (863) 676-0200
LEGACY REAL ESTATE CEN-
TER, INC. www.LEGA-
CYREALESTATECENTER.com

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1620 COMMERCIAL/
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

5 EAST LINCOLN AVE.
Lake Wales



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5.4 Acres, Paved, Fenced,
paved streets on 3 sides, for-
mer RR siding on 4th side that
could possibly be re-activated.
9 buildings and space for more!
There is an 8200 sf metal build-
ing on the corner of J. A. Wilt-
shire and East street that has
22' high walls, 12'high doors, 3
phase power. Owner would
consider a division of the
property to include this
building or would lease it.
Price on the entire property has
been reduced to only
$1,350,000. and owner will
possibly consider some conser-
vative owner financing for a
qualified buyer. Shown by
appointment only. 511-D on
web site.
www.maryadsit.com
Realtor co-broke welcome.
Mary L. Adsit, Realtor
863 285 7118
AUBURNDALE, motivated
seller prime retail loca-
tion. Former bank building
on Hwy 92, Located on a
corner lot between Oak St. &
Walnut St. 3571sf building
consists of 2 offices, vault,
storage area & 4 drive thru
teller lanes. Daily traffic count
per FL DOT is 37,500. Sold
with adj. vacant lot. Commer-
cial hwy. zoning. Keller
Williams Realty Lake Wales -
Team Commercial.
863-679-1710.
$450,000.
www.TeamCommercial.org
Babson Park- 8BR/1OBA
Bed & Breakfast on Crooked
Lake. Available as a residence
or business opportunity.
Restaurant quality kitchen
appliances. 7500 square feet
+/-. -$3000/month. SD
$3000. Call Maggie Stohler
at Legacy Leasing Services,
Inc. 863-676-0024 or visit
www.LegacyLeases.com
LAKE WALES -
Industrial/Warehouse located
near the airport & within 5
miles of the new CSX logistics
center. 183,195 SF with
office build out, dock high
doors & one ramped loading
dock. $9,000,000. Keller
Williams Realty Lake Wales -
Team Commercial 863-679-
1710 www.TeamCommer-
cial.org
LAKE WALES INDUSTRIAL
PROPERTY LOCATED NEAR
THE LAKE WALES AIRPORT.
LCC zoning. Building is 6375
SF with 3000 SF of office
space. 3 roll up doors 1
dock high door with loading
ramp. Keller Williams Real-
ty Lake Wales Team Com-
mercial 863-679-1710
www.TeamCommercial.org
LAKE WALES US HWY 27
frontage. 2.18 acres zoned
C-3 (Commercial enclave)
which allows many commer-
cial uses. Property was previ-
ously a gas station: pumps
have been removed.
Office/Service Garage Build-
ing is still on property.
$495,000 Keller Williams
Realty Lake Wales Team
Commercial 863-679-1710
www.TeamCommercial.org
LAKE WALES, 4.9 Ac.
vacant land with frontage on
S. Airport Rd. Industrial -
zoned BPC-2. $200,000
Keller Williams Realty Lake
Wales Team Commercial
863-679-1710
www.TeamCommercial.org

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1620 COMMERCIAL/
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY
LAKE WALES, Own a piece
of Park Ave. 2 story building
located in historic downtown.
Property could be used for
professional offices or retail.
The exterior doors are posi-
tioned so that it would be
easy for an owner/user to
occupy one floor & rent the
other. $650,000. Keller
Williams Realty Lake Wales
Team Commercial 863-679-
1710.
www.TeamCommercial.org
LAKE WALES, vacant land
with lake view. Two acres
overlooking Blue Lake. Prop-
erty has 330 ft. of frontage
on Scenic Hwy. Currently
planted in citrus, zoning will
allow 1 home. $200,000.
Keller Williams Realty Lake
Wales Team Commercial
863-679-1710 www.Team-
Commercial.org
LAKE WALES, WAREHOUSE
SPACE FOR LEASE West
Lake Wales. Property is suit-
ed for multiple tenants.
Space available for 10,000
SF, 12,000 SF or 22,000 SF
or contiguous space of
44,000 SF. Lease rate of
$3.00 SF NNN. Keller
Williams Realty Lake Wales -
Team Commercial 863-679-
1710 www.TeamCommer-
cial.org
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE
- Winter Haven. Property has
3 office suites ranging from
900 SF to 2958 SF. Lease
rate of $8.25 SF includes
water & sewer. Keller
Williams Realty Lake Wales -
Team Commercial 863-679-
1710 www.TeamCommer-
cial.org
WAVERLY Commercial
property located between US
27 & Scenic Hwy on Waverly
Rd. Property has 2 buildings
totaling 2650sf. C-3 com-
mercial zoning. Property
could be used for office, retail
or general commercial. $
189,000 Keller Williams Real-
ty Lake Wales 863-206-
8686. www.TeamCommer-
cial.org
WAVERLY- 5.82 +/- acres
zoned commercial with two
warehouse storage buildings
and an office building. Zoned
industrial with ample truck
parking. Property is perfect
for anyone needing ware-
house/distribution space or
as a truck terminal.
$895,000. Keller Williams
Realty Lake Wales Team
Commercial 863-679-1710
www.TeamCommercial.org

1650 FARMS/RANCHES
100 acre Ranch with 2
story, 5 BR, 3 bath home.
Ranch includes native and
improved pasture, fish ponds,
and hunting.
Service buildings and paved
road frontage. $ 895,000.
All detail on web site 139-A
Mary L. Adsit Realtor
863-285-7118 www.maryad-
sit,com
1150 30th NE ST... You will
find peace and tranquility on
this 120 acres of farmland or
possible horse ranch. Front
part of the driveway lined with
20 acres of oak trees. Well,
electricity, and septic on site.
There is great value in this
land located in Levy County. If
you are looking for rich farm-
land or a place to let your
horses roam, this is just the
spot for you! Owner will
finance! Bring your buyer
today! $408,000
(863) 676-0200
LEGACY REAL ESTATE CEN-
TER, INC.
www.LEGACYREALESTATE-
CENTER.com

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1650 FARMS/RANCHES
890 WALK IN WATER RD...
This private residence rests
on a wooded parcel that is
fenced on 3 sides. Bring your
animals. There is a chain link
dog run, chicken coop and
pole barn already in place.
Workshop (10x20) attached
to the barn. Custom built
house has many luxury fea-
tures. $239,000
(863) 676-0200 Legacy
Real Estate Center, Inc.
www.LegacyRealEstateCen-
ter.com







Acreage/Horse Barn 414
Elliott Road, Bartow, Fl. 33830.
2.31 acres with a 3 BR/2bath
with an enclosed qunite swim-
ming pool. 18 stall horse barn,
workshops and close to Bartow,
Lake Wales and Winter Haven.
100% financing available, zero
money down with USDA financing
for qualified buyers. Asking 5
200,000. Please call Carla
Meeks, Realtor. Web Pro Realty,
LLC @ 863-604-9287. Email @
carla.meeks@verizon.net
Visit my FREE website @
http://homesbycarla.net.
NOT JUST A REALTOR......YOUR
REALTOR








CITRUS GROVES

52 Acres- Hardee Co.
Hamlin/Valencia. Good produc-
tion. (2) large irrigation wells.
Fully fenced with "game" fence.
Located if phosphate mining'
area. Shown by appointment'
only. Asking $ 29,000. a/c but:
will listen to offers!

10 Acre Valencia Grove
Tower Road, Lake Mabel:
area-Lake Wales 100% Valen-:
cia, quite a few young trees, MJ,
Irrigation. Care and marketing:
available $ 179,000.

CITRUS GROVES FRUIT
PRICES ARE GOOD!!

30 Acres- Tindell Camp
Rd., Lake Wales Hamlin/Valen-:
cia Location inside City limits of:
Dundee. MJ Irrigation. Future:
development potential. Care:
and marketing Available.
Asking $1,050,000.

10 Acres- Hwy. 544,
Haines City. Hamlin/Valencia.
Well. Development area. Asking
$ 595,000. Because of
development Potential.

| MARY L. ADSIT,
REALTOR
863-285-7118
All detail on Web Site:
www.maryadsit.com
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CO N REPORT


Horse rescue shelter lives on faith


Feb. 18 competition to help raise needed funds


By CATHY PALMER
CORRESPONDENT
It's a leap of faith to take on
the care and feeding of some
25 or 30 large animals that all
do what? Eat like horses. But
that's what Dawn Bazemore
and a handful of dedicated
volunteers do at Faith Equine
Rescue.
Started barely a year ago
when an earlier Polk County
horse rescue organization
folded, Faith Equine Rescue is
built on that ... faith. The faith
of Bazemore and her family is
what keeps the horse rescue
going. Faith that volunteers will
come, faith that the vet bills
won't be too high, faith that do-
nations keep coming and faith
that the next call for help can
be met and most of all, faith
that "forever homes" can be
found for the horses, Bazemore
says.
Bazemore's childhood love
of horses has never faded and
as the economy worsened and
finances tightened, she saw
more and more animals being
neglected and abused, with no
hope after the earlier rescue
organization folded.
"I knew I had to do some-
thing," she said recently while
keeping watch on her most
recent acquisitions, part of a
22-animal herd of Arabians and
mixed breed horses. "And Faith
Equine Rescue was the answer
I found. I just had to do it."
Fortunately, Bazemore isn't
alone. There's her family, hus-
band Lane, daughter Elizabeth
and son Tyler plus 10 stalwart
volunteers like Bobbi Zabrocki
and her husband Daryl. There's


PHOTO BY AL PALMER


It's hard to tell which one of these is cuter, Elizabeth Bazemore, Dawn's and
Lane's daughter, or the horse she is snuggling with.


also her experienced farrier Jan
Nemeth and her associate Deb
Papovich, all of whom were
busy during a recent weekend
visit to one of several rescue
sites in south and southwest
Polk.
The Ewell Road five-acre
location was leased from Larry
and Jeannie Sturgis after an
earlier fundraiser and provides
a temporary home for eight of
the recently-acquired animals.


"There are four stalls here
and two more shelters, so these
are pretty comfortable," Baze-
more explains. The most recent
acquisitions were not abused,
but had been somewhat
neglected, Bazemore added.
They had belonged to a woman
near Bartow who just could no
longer afford to keep them, she
said.
"These guys were pretty
much pasture ornaments, and


most of them were pretty wild.
We're having to train them to
respond to a halter, a human
touch and ultimately be broken
to saddle," she says. "It's an
undertaking that will prob-
ably take us about six months
before we can begin adopting
them out." And, at about $100 a
month per horse just for feed.
While talking, Bazemore was
keeping an eye on Nemeth
who was trying to calm down
a mixed breed quarter horse
who wasn't keen on having a
pedicure.
"That's a perfect example
of what we find," Bazemore
said. "This horse has probably
never had its feet tended to, so
it takes more time to get the
basics done."
Walking to another section of
the five acres, Bazemore points
out two Arabians, one with its
eyes shielded with a fly screen.
"These two are a bit under-
weight, but seem pretty healthy
other than that. One is blind in
one eye, but the other is fine.
These two have always been
together, so we'll be trying to
find someone willing to take
them both."
Both horses were feeding
eagerly on newly-strewn hay
and oblivious to their former
homelessness.
"All they know is that now
they will be fed and cared for,"
Bazemore explains.
Bazemore found these latest
acquisitions through the Polk
County Sheriff's Department,
but others have been acquired
through calls from the public.
"We take the horses and re-
habilitate them if they need it,


bring them up to their proper
weight and get them healthy.
Then the search for new homes
begins."
The latest herd is comprised
primarily of the Arabians, most
of which are at least 11 years old,
she says. Horses are harder to
place the older they get, she adds.
"There's no way we'll find
anyone who wants a horse that
old," she said. "But she's a good
old girl, and we'll take care of
her."
Another immediate problem
with this latest bunch, accord-
ing to Bazemore, is their breed.
"The breed of choice in this
area is a quarter horse, so their
placement may take us more
time," she said.
When horses are acquired
by Faith Equine Rescue, they
are all given new names, to "go
with their new start in life."
And, it's not just show up and
take a horse home.
"We do a reference check; we
check to see if their property
is adequate to support a horse
and then watch their interac-
tion with the animal," Baze-
more said.
But it all costs money. To help
Bazemore's group is hosting
a fundraiser on Feb. 18 at the
Bartow Horse Arena on U.S.
Highway 17 South where there
will be shows, English, Trail and
Western classes, speed events,
and other competitions.
"It's thanks to people like
Beverly Lay and the Dan An-
drews Family Foundation that
we're able to do what we all
love help horses in need,"
Bazemore says.
That, and a lot of faith.


Career academies add value to Polk education


By PEGGY KEHOE
PKEHOE@POLKCOUNTYDEMOCRAT.COM

A graduation rate that's 17 to 18 percent higher than
traditional high schools is just one of the pluses that
gets members of the Polk Academies District Advisory
Council excited about Polk County's nearly 40 career
academies.
Some members of the council met with different
school board members at lunches at The Stanford Inn
in Bartow last week to discuss their plans for creat-
ing awareness of the academies and how to help the
program grow.
After a visit to Nashville, where the school system
is filled with "wall-to-wall" academies, essentially a
number of different units or pods within each school,
members of the council and the school system's Work-
force Education Department came back excited about
the possibilities for Polk County. They hope board
members will visit Nashville's school system in March,
and said Nasvhille leaders want to visit Polk County's
academies, as well.
Although commonly called career academies, these
schools within schools could be based on arts, such as
band, and other interests. Students would have com-
mon academic classes such as English, but also have
their "pods" to belong to.
They have been spreading their message around the
county, speaking to Polk Vision, the county commis-
sion and other groups to create awareness of what
academies are about and how they're helping redesign
high schools, Debbie Burdett of United Way of Central
Florida told School Board Members Dick Mullenax
and Tim Harris last Wednesday. They met with Chair-
man Hazel Sellers, Vice Chairman Lori Cunningham
and Member Frank O'Reilly the day before.


Also at Wednesday's meeting were John Small,
Polk Schools' senior director of workforce education;
Ashley Barnett and Mark Dunsford, from that depart-
ment; and Naomi Boyer of Polk State College.
"We need to make the community more aware of
the value academies add" and "how they help kids,"
Burdett said, noting the county commission and Polk
Vision weren't aware that Polk County already has
nearly 40 academies now.
Their graduation rate is about 91 percent versus
73-74 percent in traditional high schools, Burdett said.
Groups like Polk Vision and the Florida Chamber are
realizing that we have a talent gap statewide and Polk
County's academies line up perfectly with their plans.
Kids who can't read by third grade often fail to catch
up, often turn to drugs, drop out of school, and popu-
late future prisons, Burdett said.
"Why not let Polk be known for redesigning high
schools and not have to build more jails?"
Small said they visited the Nashville school system
because many of its demographics are similar to Polk
County's. In 2006 Nashville was awarded a $6.5 mil-
lion Smaller Learning Communities grant from the
U.S. Department of Education and used it to restruc-
ture the whole high school system.
Within five years they changed all their high schools
into wall-to-wall academies, Small explained, not
necessarily career academies, but small learning com-
munities, somewhat similar to Polk County's Harrison
Center for the Performing Arts, International Bacca-
laureate and Summerlin Academy.
Every child in the Nashville school system is in an
academy. These are just geared to technical careers,
but cover a variety of interests, including academics.
"They've had tremendous results," Small said, rais-
ing the graduation rate more than 10 percent in five


PHOTO BY PEGGY KEHOE


John Small (right), Polk Schools' senior director of workforce educa-
tion, talks about career academies with School Board Members
Tim Harris (far left) and Dick Mullenax. Next to Mullenax is Ashley
Barnett of workforce education, then Naomi Boyer, assistant to
Polk State College's vice president of special projects. The informal
lunch meeting took place at The Stanford Inn in Bartow.
years. The system had one of the lowest graduation
rates in the country for its size and now its 83 percent.
It was named a Ford Next Generation Learning Hubs
in 2011, one of seven in the country.
"We're this huge system, with a lot of entities push-
ing in lots of directions," Small said. "If you look at
what we've done fragmented, think what we could
have done together."
Polk County has gone up to 5,500 students in acad-
emies now, he said. "We have some academies that
are probably as good, if not better, than anywhere else
in the country."
Business partners have helped accomplish this, he
noted.
The academies are "one of the greatest things we
can market in the county," Burdett said.







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Man charged in priest's


death found dead in jail


By HOLBROOK MOHR
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
JACKSON, Miss. A
man accused of killing
a Roman Catholic priest
and setting off in the
victim's car for a family
vacation to Walt Disney
World was found dead in
his prison cell Thursday,
Jan. 26, in an apparent
suicide, corrections of-
ficials and his attorney
said.
JeremyWayne Manieri,
33, was charged with
shooting the Rev. Ed
Everitt of Hammond, La.,
in July 2011 at a beach
house in Waveland, Miss.
Corrections officials
said Manieri was found
dead in his cell at the
Central Mississippi
Correctional Facility in
Rankin County. Details
of his death were not
released. Manieri's at-
torney, Brian Alexander,
confirmed the death.
Manieri was a handy
man at the house used
by a group of priests as
a beach retreat. Manieri
had claimed he shot


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Everitt after he passed
out from alcohol and
marijuana use and found
the priest fondling him.
But investigators believe
robbery was the motive,
because Florida authori-
ties said Manieri had the
priest's car, gun and wal-
let when he was arrested.
Authorities said Man-
ieri's former wife and two
children were with him
when he was arrested at a
hotel near Winter Haven.
They had purchased tick-
ets to Walt Disney World
but never made it to the
resort, investigators said.
Polk County Sheriff


Jeremy Wayne Manieri is
escorted into a courtroom
during a hearing in Bartow.
Manieri who was suspected of
shooting and killing the Rev.
Edward E. Everitt and taking his
car to Florida for a Disney vaca-
tion, was found dead in his cell
in Jackson, Miss., last week.
AP PHOTO

Grady Judd said Manieri
gave a detailed confes-
sion, though Varnell said
Manieri had quit cooper-
ating by the time Missis-
sippi detectives came to
pick him up.
Manieri is charged
with murder and grand
larceny.
Everitt, a 70-year-old
native of Houston, was
pastor of Holy Ghost
Church in Hammond, La.,
and Our Lady of Pompeii
Church in nearby Tick-
faw. The Dominicans, a
Catholic order that dates
to the year 1216, operates
the churches and a school
in the community about
50 miles northwest of
New Orleans.


Johnny can't read?


Mom gets an 'F'


BY THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA
TALLAHASSEE Teachers would
grade not just students, but the students'
parents, under a bill that cleared its first
House committee Wednesday on a party
line vote.
The measure, which gained national
attention when it was filed last year, would
have teachers of students up through
grade five evaluate each parent's involve-
ment in their kids' education, and require
districts to report on parental involvement
to the state.
"Studies have shown that the most
important thing in the life of a child is the
parent," bill sponsor Rep. Kelli Stargel said.
"We've done a lot in education to focus
on making sure we have quality and high
standards. But all of those things are only
going to be as successful as the input and
the involvement of the parent."
The Lakeland Republican said she's got-
ten feedback from many teachers who like
the idea of being able to grade parents.
Florida has been assigning schools
and districts letter grades for more than a
decade. Last year, legislators approved a
new law linking teacher pay in part to how
students perform on tests.
But during that debate over merit pay,
many teachers complained that often
a student's performance is helped or
hindered more by their parents than by
anything the teacher does. Essentially,
many said, lawmakers were making it
so that teachers could be limited in their
ability to get pay raises by the bad, or
indifferent, parenting of the students they
teach while making higher pay available
to teachers who happen to teach kids with
good parents.
Under the proposal (HB 543), a teacher
would be able to rate a parent on a scale
of satisfactory to unsatisfactory, based on
a child's attendance, whether or not the
parent has signed all of the emergency
contact forms and whether the parent
has responded to requests for meetings
or communications. Only the parents of
elementary school students would receive


the rating, and it would be given to parents
along with their child's report cards.
"It's a difficult situation, because we
have free public education, and we can't
demand too terribly much of our parents,"
said Stargel, whose five children have gone
to public schools. "That's why there are no
repercussions in the bill. And I can't punish
a parent for not doing something."
The bill was approved 10-3 Wednesday
in the House K-20 Competitiveness Com-
mittee, but has several more stops before
the floor. A Senate companion bill carried
by Steven Wise, R-Jacksonville, has not had
any committee hearings yet.
The measure has the support of parents
like Christy Crump who has two daughters
enrolled in public schools in Leon County.
"I think it's wonderful, because I would
get an A-plus," Crump said. "Parental
involvement is extremely important. The
first thing we tell a teacher is, 'We know
what your job is, but we also know what
our job is.' It's not just the teacher's respon-
sibility.
While that's been an argument long held
by teachers' groups in opposition to efforts
to more closely tie pay to student perfor-
mance, the state's largest teacher union
opposes the Stargel bill.
Florida Education Association spokes-
man Mark Pudlow said while his group
may agree with the general idea of trying
to foster better parental involvement in
education, the union is worried that the
information used to grade parents, would
also be used against teachers.
"We're concerned that it's going to give
the department another way to grade
schools and disparage public education,"
Pudlow said.
The bill is opposed by some Democrats,
including Rep. Gwendolyn Clarke-Reed, a
former teacher.
"I just do not like to put everyone in the
same box. Sometimes there's an involve-
ment with parents that we don't under-
stand, but the child and the parent un-
derstand," said Clarke-Reed, D-Deerfield
Beach. "So I just don't subscribe to the idea
of grading parents."


By MATT STEVENS
MCT NEWSPAPERS
Nearly 14 percent of orange juice
imported to the U.S. since early this
month has been seized by the Food
and Drug Administration because it
contained trace amounts of a fungi-
cide, carbendazim, according to the
agency.
FDA officials said the juice was safe
to drink but that carbendazim, used
to combat a fungus that leaves black
spots on tree leaves, was not allowed
in the U.S.
"We don't feel that this is a safety
problem," FDA spokeswoman Siob-
han DeLancey said last week. "This is
more of a regulatory issue.
"We don't have any plans to call for
a wholesale recall of orange juice."
The FDA has also been testing
domestically produced orange juice
products. DeLancey said results of
those tests would be released next
week.
The agency began testing imported
orange juice in liquid and concentrate
form Jan. 4. Beverage giant Coca-Cola
Co., which distributes orange juice
under the Minute Maid and Simply
Orange brands, said it had found the
fungicide in its juice and rival juices,
and reported the findings to the
agency.
Coca-Cola spokesman Dan Schafer
declined to comment Friday except
to say, "All our products are safe and
wholesome, and consumers can enjoy
them with confidence."
The FDA has collected samples
from 80 shipments of juice and con-
centrate since testing began. Six of the
seized shipments were from Canada
and five from Brazil, DeLancey said.
She said she did not know the volume


of product in those shipments.
The U.S. imported $438 million
worth of orange juice in 2010, ac-
cording WiserTrade, a Massachusetts-
based research organization.
Juice Product Association spokes-
woman Stephanie Meyering said it
was too soon to know how the FDA's
action might affect orange juice sales
or prices in the U.S.
The FDA said it would hold on to
the seized orange juice products for
up to 90 days. The shippers can take
the products back during that time or
destroy them under agency supervi-
sion, DeLancey said.
FDA seized shipments it tested
that had a minimum of 10 parts per
billion of carbendazim. The agency
said the highest level of carbendazim
discovered was in a shipment that
came from Brazil it had 52 parts
per billion.
DeLancey said the federal Envi-
ronmental Protection Agency has
determined that carbendazim poses
no health risks at up to 80 parts per
billion.
The Juice Products Association said
the standard the FDA is following is
too strict for concentrated products.
"The juice industry endorses and
applauds FDA's oversight of imported
orange juice concentrate," the trade
group said in a statement. "How-
ever, juice processors maintain that
evaluating orange juice on an 'as
consumed' basis rather than as con-
centrate, which no one drinks as is, is
the logical and practical way to assure
safety for the consumer."
The trade group said concentrate
should not be seized unless it's found
to have the fungicide at 60 parts per
billion.


Polytechnic reorganization


saves $1 million


By KIM WALMATH
TAMPA BAY TIMES
USF Polytechnic's
interim chancellor wasn't
kidding when he said
he would work to save
money at the Lakeland
campus a campus
mired in controversy
since its prior leader led
a push to make it a sepa-
rate institution.
David Touchton has
identified savings of
about $1 million after
eliminating several
international programs
and administrative posi-
tions, USF announced
Wednesday.
The 1,300-student
branch campus in
Lakeland will suspend
its initiatives in France,
Asia and Latin America,
Touchton said in a
news release. And these
positions have been cut:
director of extended
university/global part-
nerships Asia; director
of global partnerships
France/Soft Landing pro-
gram/co-director Florida
France Linkage Institute;
the senior grant special-
ist who focused on in-
ternational recruitment
in Central and Latin
America; the director of
strategy and innovation;
and senior adviser to the


regional chancellor.
"The USF Board of
Trustees has identified
fiscal responsibility as
an important task with
which I am charged,"
Touchton said. "In the
last several weeks, I have
spent much of my time
meeting with key staff to
analyze our institutional
priorities and look for
ways to increase effi-
ciency."
In the months leading
up to a vote to delay USF
Poly's independence,
there was much scru-
tiny over the spending
habits of former USF
Poly chancellor Marshall
Goodman. He pledged
half a million dollars
for a video about the
new campus' construc-
tion. He spent $10,000
on life-sized science
fiction statues, including
Darth Vader and a Storm
Trooper from Star Wars.
He traveled extensively
around the world for
conferences and meet-
ings, including many
trips to Las Vegas. So
frequent were his travels
that the campus set up
a website called "Where
in the World is Marshall
Goodman?" that boasted
about sojourns in France
and India.


His spending came
under fire by two state
senators, who never got
the full campus audit
they repeatedly request-
ed from him.
USF president Judy
Genshaft removed Good-
man from his post late
last year.
Touchton, a Lakeland
accountant who cau-
tioned against rushing to
split USF Poly from the
mothership, has agreed
to serve in the post until
USF finds a permanent
replacement. A couple
of weeks ago Genshaft
announced the forma-
tion of a search commit-
tee and consulting firm
to get to work on the
process.
In the meantime,
Touchton told USF
trustees that he would
work to make the cam-
pus more efficient while
moving toward indepen:
dence benchmarks laid
out by the Florida Board
of Governors. Touchton
said this month that he
found someone to make
that documentary Good-
man had planned for just
$25,000.
As for the Star Wars
statues, no decisions
have been made, a
spokesman said.


FDA seizes nearly 14


percent of imported OJ


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Poly has fourth annual RoboBattle


More than 165 high-school
students throughout Florida will
compete in the fourth annual
USF Poly RoboBattle Feb. 4, from
10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Contestants include the Smoke
and Mirrors team, which in-
cludes members from Lakeland,
that won the world champion-
ship in 2010.
The RoboBattle is a FIRST (For
Inspiration and Recognition of
Science and Technology) Tech
Challenge regional qualifying
competition. The event helps
students learn to design and
build robots with both radio- and
autonomous-controlled behavior
using the TETRIX robotic design
system.
Student teams develop robots
that can perform the tasks de-
fined in the Challenge, and then
compete with, and against, other
teams in qualifying competitions
and a state championship.
The USF Poly RoboBattle is
the last qualifying competition
before the state championship.
"The FIRST Tech Challenge
lets high-school students expe-
rience the fun and excitement
of complex problem solving in
a positive and supportive team
environment," says Rod Brame,


PHOTO PROVIDED


More than 165 high-school students from Florida will compete in the 4th Annual
USF Poly RoboBattle Feb. 4.


program director of STEM edu-
cation, and assistant professor of
science education. "It also helps
them discover the excitement
and rewards of science, technol-
ogy, and engineering."


PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
7-7:30 a.m.: Team check in
8 a.m.-10O a.m.: Robot Inspection
8 a.m.-8:15 a.m.: Driver & Coaches Meeting
8 a.m.-9:45 a.m.: Judges Interviews & Practice Rounds
10 a.m.-10:15 a.m.: Opening Ceremony
10:15 a.m.-noon: Qualifying Rounds


Competing in the USF Poly
RoboBattle will be 16 teams from
Clearwater, Lakeland, Longwood,
Miami, Palm Harbor, Riviera
Beach, St. Petersburg, Tampa,
and Winter Haven.


Noon-1 p.m.: Lunch
1 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: Qualifying Rounds
3:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m.: Awards Ceremony
4:14 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: Alliance Selection
5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.:
Elimination Matches
6:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m.: Winning and Finalist Award Ceremony


Bikes to circle the

track for 24 hours


The Rotary Club of High-
lands County has its 12th
annual Bike Sebring 12/24
Hour & Ultra Cycling RAAM
Qualifier event Feb. 17-19
on the famed Sebring Inter-
national Raceway course.
"This is an international
event bringing cyclist's, their
teams and families to High-
lands County," said spokes-
man Jim Griffin. "Riders
from England, Spain,
Australia, Monte Carlo,
Germany and all over North
America travel to Highlands
County to participate in this
event."
One of the premier
cycling events held in the
world, the challenge is to
cycle for 12 or 24 hours,
stopping only for bicycle
repairs.
"That is the reason we
have so many international
riders," Griffin said. "Also
our event is held on the
Sebring International Race-
way. This givers our riders a
safe track to ride on during
the 12 hours many of them
will ride at night."
Griffin said a 100-mile
"Century Ride" is new to the
line-up.
"Unique about our Cen-
tury is that it will be an of-
ficially timed and measured
race," Griffin said. "Riders
will start with the 12/24
riders for the first lap of the
100-mile event before riding


a route through the coun-
tryside before returning to
the raceway to finish. There
they will be presented with
an official certificate with
their time and distance.
"We expect this ride will
be very popular with local
and regional riders and
draw high participation,"
Griffin said.
Proceeds will be used
for Rotary's community
projects.
Griffin said tax deduct-
ible sponsorships are still
available. Sponsorship
levels are $75 (sign with
company name/logo); $150
(sign with company name/
logo, name in advertising,
and one free T-shirt); $ 250
(sign with company name/
logo, name in advertising,
two free T-shirts, and name/
logo on T-shirt); $500 (sign
with company name /logo,
name in advertising, four
free T-shirts, and name/logo
on T-shirt, name/logo on
website and all advertising);
and $1,000 or more (major
sponsor sign with com-
pany name /logo, name in
advertising, six free T-shirts,
and name/logo on T-shirt,
name/logo on website and
all advertising).
For additional event
information or to secure a
sponsorship, contact Griffin
at (863) 385-4796 or (863)
381-5842.


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PHOTO PROVIDED


From left, Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate student Natalie Neff, Polk State Chain of
Lakes Collegiate Director Bridget Fetter, A Millien Dreams Foundation founder Pascal Millien
and Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate student Mercedes Sanchez show off some of the
items the College donated.



PSC donates


100 uniforms to


Haitian children


Every weekend, more
than 120 children in Leo-
gane, Haiti, practice their
soccer games, dreaming
about one day playing
professionally, maybe even
scoring the winning goal in
a World Cup contest.
Soon, many of those
children will be perfecting
their moves and dream-
ing of the big time while
wearing Polk State College
uniforms.
Earlier this month, the
college donated about 100
soccer uniforms, more than
50 backpacks and several
warm-up outfits to Pascal
Million, a professional
soccer player who runs A
Million Dreams Foundation
in Leogane.
"For Polk State to do that,
it means the world to these
kids. For them to know that
someone was thinking of
them, it's like a dream for
them," said Millien, who
was born in Leogane but
grew up in Auburndale.


Now a free agent, Millien
was a midfielder for the
Tampa Bay Rowdies for
three years.
The clothing and back-
packs were collected as
part of a service-learning
project called "Get Fit"
that students at Polk State
Chain of Lakes Collegiate
High School took on late
last year.
"Get Fit" began as a way
to increase fitness and
health awareness, said Polk
State Chain of Lakes Col-
legiate Professor Dr. Sarah
Hoiland-Brucato.
About the same time;
student Natalie Neff
learned of A Millien
Dreams. Inspired by its
mission to support the chil-
dren of Haiti, she proposed
that she and her classmates
help the cause. They ea-
gerly agreed.
The donated uniforms
all had the College's old
logo, said Polk State
Women's Soccer Coach


Bill Read.
Because of the out-
dated marking, they were
essentially useless for the
College's players, making it
a no-brainer to give them
to the Foundation.
"I don't really have words
to describe it. It's an answer
to the kids' prayers. I'm so
happy and thankful that
I got the opportunityto
make a difference in this
way" said Neff, a junior at
Polk State Chain of Lakes
Collegiate who lives in
Auburndale.
Million recently left
for Ireland for a tryout
with the Sligo Rovers. He
said he would soon be
shipping the uniforms to
Leogane, and is excited to
see how his Foundation's
children react.
"The kids are going to
be so excited. These are
kids who don't have any-
thing. I am very grateful
that Polk State did this,"
Million said.


The Polk County Clerk of Courts
and County Comptroller made a step
in its journey toward a paperless
courthouse.
Each department now has the ability
to create digital images of court docu-
ments, advancing the Clerk's Office
toward its goal of electronic filing. Mo-
tions, filings, and orders are scanned
and directed to the proper location via
an electronic workflow process.
These documents are also available
to judges, the Sheriff, State Attorney,
Public Defender and attorneys on their
computers in "real-time," improving
efficiencies and saving considerable
time and money.
"The improvements in County
Criminal go hand-in-hand with the
new requirements on privacy. In addi-
tion to going live with our new system,
all documents viewed by the public


have had Social Security numbers,
bank account numbers and credit card
numbers removed," said Richard M.
Weiss, Polk County Clerk.
Weiss is referring to Florida laws
designed to protect customer privacy
and identity. Despite being an un-
funded mandate, Weiss' office met
the January 1st deadline requiring
documents viewed by the public be
scrubbed of personal information.
The final phase of this project will
include an electronic courtroom with
an estimated completion date of Oc-
tober. Polk County will then complete
its world-class electronic case manage-
ment system.
"With this recent milestone, we are
providing all our customers with a sys-
tem that is user-friendly and more ac-
cessible at a savings of approximately
$1.2 million annually," said Weiss.


Best from the


12th district on display


Polk Museum of Art is showing the
work of high school art students from
around the 12th Congressional District in
the annual "Creative Youth Competition."
This exhibition, which is organized
by the Museum and the offices of U.S.
Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland, will be
on display from Feb. 12 to April 1 at the
Museum.
The piece awarded Best of Show
will travel to Washington, D.C., and be
displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol
alongside other winning pieces from
districts throughout the country.
The Creative Youth 12th Congressional
District Competition features artwork
by art students in grades 9-12 from high


schools in Polk County, part of Osceola
County and part of Hillsborough County.
Ninety-four students from 22 schools
submitted 650 artworks for the competi-
tion, and 105 were chosen to be shown
in the exhibition. The competition was
judged by two art professionals from
outside the 12th Congressional District.
An awards ceremony and student re-
ception is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday,
Feb. 18, at Polk Museum of Art. Awards
and cash prizes totaling $530 will be
presented in 14 categories. All artists who
entered the competition, their families,
friends, teachers, principals, art curricu-
lum supervisors and district superinten-
dents are invited.


Registration for senior games underway


The deadline to register for the 20th
Annual Polk Senior Games, scheduled
for Feb. 25 to March 11, is fast
approaching.
Entries must be postmarked by
Wednesday, Feb. 8, or hand-delivered
to the Polk Senior Games office at
515 E. Boulevard St., Bartow by 5 p.m.
on Friday, Feb. 10.
Thirty-seven sports and games are
offered for men and women who
are 50 and older. There's badminton,
basketball, billiards, bocce, bowling,
bridge, checkers, chess, cribbage,
dancing, darts, euchre, field events,
fishing, fly casting, golf, horseshoes,
lawn bowling, pepper, pickleball,
racquetball, 5K road race, Scrabble,
senior smarts, shooting, shuffleboard,
softball, Sudoku, swimming, table ten-


nis, talent show, tennis and walking.
Events take place throughout the
county, but county residency is not
required.
Entry fees are $10 for the first event
and $3 for each additional event up to
a maximum of $28. Some events have
additional fees. Everyone receives a
specially designed T-shirt and is in-
vited to bring family and friends to the
Closing Celebration at The Lakeland
Center. Competitors from the talent
show will be performing and there will
be a health fair, goody bags and lost of
door prizes. Parking and admission at
the closing celebration is free.
To register, call or email for
entry information and forms at
(863) 533-0055 or visit polksenior
games@verizon.net.


BLOOMIN' ARTS FESTIVAL

GIFT CERTIFICATE/PURCHASE AWARDS


Dear Friend of the Arts in Bartow:

As we begin to approach our springtime In Bartow,
we will be celebrating our 41st year for the annual
Bloomin' Arts Festival in "Downtown Bartow". This
two-day event will be held on Saturday and Sunday,
March 3 and 4, 2012. This event is one of the largest in
Bartow with thousands of people in attendance. There
will be activities for all ages including children's art,
a car show, food concessions, a flower show, a quilt
show and much more. We hope everyone will come


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enjoy this exciting event that has become a Bartow tradition in celebrating the arts.

Planning an event of this magnitude requires many hours of volunteer work, plus financial sup-
port from the community. This support not only provides awards for the artists, it also promotes
the arts within the community. At this time, we would like to ask you to support this event by
purchasing a gift certificate (purchase award) and/or a donation. A purchase award is actually
a gift certificate, which allows you to pick out a piece of artwork from the artist of your choice
during the show. This can also make a very nice gift for a friend or loved one.

If you wish to participate with a donation and/or purchase award simply fill out the appropriate
form located below.
Please make all checks payable to Bartow Bloomin' Arts Festival, P. 0. Box 632, Bartow,
Florida 33831.

Your support will help ensure the success of this year's Festival. If you have any questions or
need further assistance, please feel free to contact me at 534-0169. Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,
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13-year-old is PSC's youngest student ever


In many ways, Alex Manjarres is
your typical high school student.
He speaks with the shyness
of someone who is still learning
about himself. He spends hours
playing video games. He's not a
fan of writing essays.
But in truth, Manjarres is
hardly ordinary. At 13, he is the
youngest student ever served by
Polk State College, and by the
time he is 15 he will have earned
both his high school diploma
and his Associate in Arts degree.
Manjarres is a junior at Polk
State Lakeland Collegiate High
School, one of two public, charter
high schools the College operates,
allowing students to complete
high school requirements while
also earning college credits.
Manjarres was accepted to
the school when he was 12, after
his parents had tried home-
schooling and other public and
charter schools.
None of those options posed
enough of a challenge for Man-
jarres, who was reading well
before kindergarten, said dad
Armando Manjarres. At Polk State
Lakeland Collegiate, however, the
family has found what it needed.
"It's like someone gave us
shoes that fit, and he can walk,"
said Armando Manjarres. "This
environment is a perfect fit."
Students accepted to Polk
State's collegiate high schools
must meet eligibility require-
ments, including a 2.5 grade-
point average and a passing
score on the PERT (Postsecond-
ary Education Readiness Test).
The schools serve only juniors


PHOTO PROVIDED
From left, Armando E., Monica, Alex and Raphael Manjarres. Alex, 13, is the
youngest student ever served by Polk State College. His 15-year-old triplet
siblings are also students at PSC.


and seniors.
Academically speaking,
Manjarres' admission was no
problem he had a 4.0 and had
already scored high on the SAT
and PERT.
That's not to say, however,
that there wasn't any hesitation
- both on the part of his-family
and on the part of the College.
"We were proactive in consid-
ering all the variables that could
hinder him from being success-
ful," said Polk State Lakeland
Collegiate Director Sallie Bris-
bane. "For example, we looked
at the content of courses. If we
know that there is a particular
class that might have mature
themes, then we will point him
to a different course."
Such concerns aside, Man-
jarres said so far only his instruc-
tors have taken notice of his age,
and only in passing.


"Everyone's treated me like an
equal," he said.
Manjarres plans to study at Yale
or Cornell, with the goal of be-
coming an anesthesiologist. If he
maintains the academic pace he's
shown so far, he could be practic-
ing medicine by his mid-20s.
With Manjarres' impressive
academic resume it already
spans two pages, filled with
honor roll recognition, certifi-
cates and awards it would be
easy to imagine his parents as
drill-sergeant types who demand
endless study sessions.
That assumption would be
incorrect.
Manjarres estimates he spends
30 hours a week playing his fa-
vorite video game, "Halo: Reach,"
and as long as his homework is
finished, his parents eagerly ap-
prove of his couch-potato ways.
"He can play 20,000 hours of


-video gaines in a week, but he is
expected to do his schoolwork,"
said Armando Manjarres. "His job
is to do well in school, but relaxing
and playing video games and
watching TV are a part of life, too."

Triplet siblings also
attend the college
Impressive as Alex Manjarres'
story is by itself, it also isn't
complete without his 15-year-
old triplet siblings Armando E.,
Raphael and Monica.
The triplets also all boast
numerous academic achieve-
ments. Armando E. and
Raphael are also students at
Polk State Lakeland Collegiate.
Monica is home-schooled
and is taking dual-enrollment
courses at the College; she
plans to attend Polk State Lake-
land Collegiate later this year.
The triplets are on track to earn
their high school diplomas and AA
degrees by the time they are 17.
Armando Manjarres says the
family's emphasis on academ-
ics began when the triplets were
born 13 weeks prematurely.
After 66 days at a hospital in
New Jersey where the family
lived until 2006 -- the babies
were sent home, but with a
warning: Because they were
born so early, they could have
developmental delays.
Armando and wife Daisy, now
an accounting manager at DCR
Business Solutions in Mulberry,
decided that she would work to
support the family. Armando,
meanwhile, would stay home


to care for the children, making
their development and educa-
tion his full-time job.
"I am so proud of the children
and my husband. Every minute
of the day, he's thinking of ways
to help them and do things for
them," said Daisy Manjarres.
Armando and Daisy re-
searched ways to stimulate their
babies' premature brains and
followed through on many of the
suggestions, including reading to
them daily and playing different
types of music in the home.
When Alex came along, he
simply fell in stride.
As the triplets grew older, they
proved to be free of setbacks, but
the family's learning-first culture
didn't wane. Recently, the family
moved from Mulberry to a subdi-
vision located just outside the Polk
State Lakeland campus, solely to
make it easier for the kids to get
out of bed and get to school.
Such a move may seem ex-
treme to some, but for the Man-
jarres family, it's all part of helping
their children to succeed.
'As parents, we feel that if we
give our children the right tools,
then they will do a good job,"
said Armando Manjarres.
All the Manjarres children
plan on pursuing their bach-
elor's degrees, but they have a
variety of career interests. While
Alex is focused on anesthesiol-
ogy, Armando E. is interested in
a music career and Monica is
interested in being a writer and
musician. Raphael, meanwhile,
is still deciding what he will do
after graduation.


Polk County Commissioner Edwin Smith
(sitting) who is a former teacher, reads to
students at Eagle Lake Elementary School last
month celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Standing behind the poster are, from left,
Jodie Bailey, principal of Eagle Lake Elemen-
tary; Vicki Ginda, director, Americorps Reads;
Katie Braaten, Volunteer Polk reader; and
Michelle Shiver, executive director, RSVP.


RSVP, students

salute Dr. King

Polk County Public Schools, Polk
County Retired and Senior Volunteer Pro-
gram and Polk County AmeriCorps Reads
joined in collaboration for the MLK Day
of National Service.
Volunteers, coordinated by Polk County
RSVP, read the book "Martin Luther King
Jr. Day Robin Hill School" by Margaret
McNamara to kindergarten students in
six Title 1 Elementary Schools in Polk
County in the second week of January.
Polk County AmeriCorps Reads mem-
bers prepared a craft project and sorted
supplies for distribution to individual
classrooms.
Commissioner Edwin Smith read to the
students."It was a delight to read to kin-
dergarten students at Eagle Lake Elemen-
tary School," said Smith.


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Walkers to begin putting on mileage


Mall Walkers health screenings included blood pressure checks, blood sugar and
Peak Flow (lung capacity) testing during their official kick-off celebration.

Scott Smith, CEO
of Lake Wales |s.t ,.
Medical Center,
Gary Bonacci Eagle .
Ridge Mall Manager,
Maryemma
Bachelder Lake
Wales Medical
Center Marketing
Director, Michele
Martinelli and
Brian Marbutt cut -.
the ribbon for the
official Mall Walkers
kick-off celebration.


Mall Walkers to start second season

of strolling and keeping track of it


BY DEBRA GOUVELLIS
CORRESPONDENT
If you want to lower your
cholesterol, reduce the risk
of type 2 diabetes, increase
bone strength, improve
circulation and maybe even
meet a friend or two consider
becoming an Eagle Ridge
Mall Walker.
The official kick-off of Mall
Walkers was Tuesday, Jan. 24,
at the Eagle Ridge Mall.
"This is our second year in
partnership with the mall. We
had 125 registered mall walk-
ers last year and we currently
have 75 new people and
counting," said Maryemma
Bachelder, Lake Wales Medi-
cal Center marketing director.
The kick-off included
various health screenings
performed by the Lake Wales
Medical Center staff includ-
ing blood pressure, blood
sugar, and peak flow (lung
capacity) testing. Keep-
ing track of your individual
progress should be easier
this year because Mall Walk-
ers has added a new twist to
the usual logging of time and
distance.
"This year we are going to
monitor not only individual
progress but mileage as a
group," said Bachelder.
Some of the more festive
things going on included
the ribbon cutting, balloon
art and the free breakfast
provided by Steel City Grille.
There were healthy choices
like granola bars and orange


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From left to right Gary Bonacci the Eagle Ridge Mall Manager and Scott
Smith the CEO for the Lake Wales Medical Center pose next to the map
that will log the mall walkers progress as a group this year.

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Rick Weil of Balloon Productions
entertains mall walkers with his
festive creations during the 2012
kick-off celebration at the Eagle
Ridge Mall.
juice or the more tasty choice
of toast, eggs and home fries.
Eagle Ridge Mall Walkers of-
fer a safe weather proof place
to walk in the mornings.
"We also have a once a
month prize party to hand
out awards as well as offer


Lake Wales residents, Lucy Bardo and
Donna Lauritson have a great time
filling their plates during the Mall
Walker kick-off party. Steel City Grill
set up a breakfast buffet for Eagle
Ridge Mall Walkers to enjoy. Choices
induded granola bars, orange juice,
eggs, home fries and toast.
health screenings," added
Bachelder.
For information call (863)
678-2288.


Hospital, Poly open memory clinic


Winter Haven Hospital's Center for
Behavioral Health and Rehabilitation
- Service and USF Polytechnic's Applied
Neuroscience Lab to plan to launch a
memory clinic that will offer treatment
for memory loss associated with Alzheim-
er's disease, dementia, stroke and other
brain injuries.
The service is based at the Center for
Behavioral Health at the hospital's Sweet
- Center at 1201 1st St. S. in Winter Haven.
The new Memory Clinic was developed
by Iftikhar Rasul and Takkallapelli Rao,
geriatric psychiatrists at the Center for
Behavioral Health. It is staffed by an inter-
disciplinary team that provides outpatient


evaluation, education and treatment for
adults with acquired neurological difficul-
ties that affect their physical, cognitive,
emotional and behavioral well being.
Patients are now being accepted.
Memory issues can arise from a num-
ber of causes, including illness, injuries
and other disorders. The new clinic offers
disciplines such as neuropsychology,
speech / language pathology, occupa-
tional therapy, vocational rehabilitation
and nursing / case management.
"Treatment for memory loss associ-
ated with early-stage Alzheimer's disease
is already in trial stages of development
throughout the nation," said George


Winny, medical director of Winter Haven
Hospital's Center for Behavioral Health.
He said the partnership will be able to
offer access to research trials for some of
the latest non-pharmacological interven-
tions for early-stage memory loss.
Aryn Bush, co-director of the Applied
Neuroscience Lab and Megan Janke, from
USF Polytechnic, are providing some of
these non-pharmacological interventions.
Bush said new intervention techniques
can have a positive effect on the quality
of life and cognitive skills of patients with
early-stage Alzheimer's disease.
"There is no cure for Alzheimer's
disease, but there are a number of


drug-based and non-drug-based treat-
ments available than can help with cogni-
tive and behavioral symptoms," Bush
said. "This is an exciting new partnership
for USF Poly that puts us at the forefront
of this exciting field of study."
Jeffrey Reddout, a licensed clinical
neuropsychologist and director of Winter
Haven Hospital's ESTEEM Outpatient
Neurorehabilitation program, added,
"Early detection and intervention are the
keys to optimizing treatment. We can
have a positive impact at any point in the
progression, but treatments often have
the biggest and most long-lasting impact
when they are started early on."


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Tennis tourney to aid premature infants


The inaugural Polk County Cup, a
new tennis tournament that seeks to
raise awareness of the needs of new-
borns requiring special care due to
illness or premature birth, is scheduled
March 30-April 1.
This first-of-its kind event will be
hosted by John and Tracy Scheck of
Winter Haven at the Lake Region Yacht
& Country Club.
Proceeds will be administered
through a donor-advised fund estab-
lished with the Community Founda-
tion of Greater Winter Haven and will
be used to help fund services provided
by the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
at Winter Haven Hospital's Regency
Center for Women and Infants. It will
provide scholarships to individuals at


Polk State College aspiring to a career
in nursing and who upon their gradu-
ation are willing to give back to the
community through employment at the
Regency Center for Women and Infants.
The event will be held over three days:
Friday, March 30: Kickoff dinner at the
Scheck home for players and sponsors.
Saturday, March 31: Tournament
play
Sunday, April 1: Tournament finals
"Tennis is easy to play and exciting
to watch so we think everyone who
participates will have a lot of fun. We
are also very pleased to be able to bring
attention to one of the most important
healthcare issues in our community,"
John Scheck is a wealth advisor and
branch manager of Morgan Stanley


Smith Barney in Winter Haven, said.
Eric Adamson, chairman of the Win-
ter Haven Hospital Foundation Board
of Trustees, said: "We have a history in
Winter Haven of community-minded
individuals stepping forward to improve
our quality of life. We couldn't have a
locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare
institution like Winter Haven Hospital
without leaders like the Scheck family
stepping forward. The Polk County Ten-
nis Cup promises to be another out-
standing example of that tradition."
Lance Anastasio, president and CEO of
Winter Haven Hospital, said: "On behalf
of the more than 2,500 employees at
Winter Haven Hospital, I want to offer
our thanks to the Schecks and all of those
who have committed to participating in


the Polk County Tennis Cup. Expressions
of support like this mean more to our
staff than I can express."
Joel Thomas, vice president Develop-
ment, Marketing & Public Relations for
Winter Haven Hospital, said: "Form-
ing philanthropic partnerships with
visionary community leaders like John
and Tracy Scheck is key to creating the
future of healthcare we all want to see
right here where we live. We are very
grateful to John and Tracy for their com-
mitment to this initiative and we look
forward to working with them for years
to come."
For sponsorship and ticket informa-
tion, call Holly Hughes at the Winter
Haven Hospital Foundation at (863)
292-4138.


I HEALTH NEWS BRIEFS


Chief Nursing Officer Lee Clack presents
Christina Hall with her award for Employee of
the Quarter.

Gibson, Hall win awards
Christina Hall, nuclear medicine tech-
nologist, and Thomas Gibson, plant opera-
tions director, were named Employee of
the Quarter and Director of the Quarter,
respectively, at Lake Wales Medical Center.
Hall has been with LWMC since Septem-
ber 2009 and was selected Employee of the
Month for December.
Gibson, who joined LWMC in March
2011, was recognized for excellence in
directing all engineering, plant operations
and security services. Both were recog-
nized during an employee social.

Survivor celebration scheduled
The Watson Clinic, the Center for Can-
cer Care and Research and the Watson
Clinic Foundation in concert with the
American Cancer Society has this year's


Cancer Survivor Celebration Dinner for
Bartow and Fort Meade scheduled for
Tuesday, March 27.
It is to be held at the Bartow Civic Cen-
ter on South Floral Avenue.
The dinner in honor of cancer survi-
vors' battles, are invited to attend, with a
guest, in celebration of their survivorship
by invitation to the annual Cancer Survi-
vor Celebration Dinner.
Invitations will be sent to those survi-
vors who register on line at www.relayfor-
life.org/bartowfl or people can complete
the purple Cancer Survivor Registration
Forms, available at team parties or from
team captains or Team Development
Committee members. These forms
should be completed and forwarded to
the American Cancer Society as soon as
possible. Invitations will be mailed to all
registrants by the first week of March.
Golf carts will be available for transport
before and after the dinner, to and from
the parking lot.
Registration and seating will start at
5:45 p.m. The program begins at 6:30
p.m. with dinner being served after
the introductions and invocation. The
evening includes dinner, entertainment,
celebrity servers, speakers and a Q&A by
Watson Clinic.
For questions and information, email
Sunrise 1790@comcast.net.

Watson lectures
for February on tap
Watson Clinic latest installments in its
series of facial rejuvenation and plastic sur-
gery lectures starts on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
At 6 p.m., Faeza R. Kazmier, a board-cer-
tified plastic and reconstructive surgeon at
the Watson Clinic Women's Center presents
'Save the Vanities: A Focus on the Face,' the
second part of her trilogy exploring all sur-
gical and non-surgical options for rejuvena-
tion and contouring for the face and body.
Kazmier's presentation will cover the


spectrum of treatments available for facial
rejuvenation, from dermal fillers such as
Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Radiesse, and
Sculptra to facial cosmetic surgeries such as
mini face-lifts and more.
Attendees can see a live, in-person injec-
tion demonstration of Sculptra as per-
formed by Kazmier.
It will be in the Suite B lobby of the
Watson Clinic Women's Center at 1400
Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland. To RSVP call
(863) 680-7676.
On Saturday, Feb. 11, at 10 a.m., facial
plastic surgeon Raam S. Lakhani presents
'Imagine the Possibilities of Facial Plastic
Surgery.'
Lakhani will address all surgical facial
rejuvenation options, as well as the growing
popularity of non-surgical treatments such
as fillers and laser resurfacing.
In addition, he will provide information
on the popular in-office mini facelift and
eyelid rejuvenation.
The lecture is at the Celebration Golf
Club, 701 Golf Park Drive, Celebration. To
RSVP call (863) 904-6218
A team ofWatson Clinic experts conduct
a special presentation titled 'Defying Your
Age' on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 9 a.m. It is an
exploration of the many options available
to those who wish to remove years from
their appearance.
Topics include healthy eating and weight
loss, facial fillers, cosmetic lasers, mini
facelifts, eye lifts, permanent make-up,
rhinoplasty and much more.
Participating experts include Serge Jean
(facial plastic surgery), Raam S. Lakhani (fa-
cial plastic surgery), Pranay C. Patel (facial
plastic surgery), J. Scott Ferguson (plastic
surgery), Stephanie Bassler (facial plastic
surgery), Nancy Ulm (dietary counseling
and medical nutrition therapy), and Debi
Diorio (permanent make-up specialist).
This lecture is scheduled at Watson
Clinic's Main location at 1600 Lakeland
Hills Blvd., Lakeland. To RSVP call (863)
904-4658.


Light refreshments will be served at all
lecture events and they are all free.

Citrus Classic slated
The Winter Haven Hospital Foundation
Citrus Classic, a community-wide health
event is scheduled April 14 at Legoland
Florida.
Proceeds from the Classic will benefit
the Foundation's Fund for Women and
Children, which focuses on expanding
access to medical care for women and
children in Polk County.
This marks the first year for the Citrus
Classic's new home at Legoland. In No-
vember, Legoland announced that Winter
Haven Hospital would serve as the theme
park's official hospital. Through this part-
nership, Winter Haven Hospital provides
support for the healthcare and medical
needs of park visitors as well as employee
occupational health needs.
Hundreds of participants are expected
to take part in one of two events planned
for the Classic: a 5K run and a 3-mile walk.
The run/walk begins at 7 a.m. Early
registration fees are $30. Winners will
receive a specially designed Lego trophy.
Participants will have the option to get
discounted admission tickets to the park
that day.
"The Foundation Fund for Women and
Children is a new initiative for our not-
profit healthcare organization and the
Classic is now an important part of mak-
ing that fund a success," Eric Adamson,
chairman of the Winter Haven Hospital
Foundation, said.
"We continue to see how partnerships
with local businesses and philanthropic-
minded individuals produce multiple
benefits for our community," Lance Anas-
tasio, president and CEO of Winter Haven
Hospital, said.
For information or sponsorships, call
Holly Hughes at the Winter Haven Hospi-
tal Foundation at (863) 292-4138.


* * * I YOU dBSOrVa personalized quality health care!
dirolF a can continue Medicaid ilot


MIAMI (AP) Federal officials ap-
proved the expansion of a five-county
Medicaid privatization pilot program
that allows for-profit providers to deter-
mine the health care of recipients, but
there's no indication whether a state-
wide expansion will be allowed.
Centers for Medicare and Medic-
aid Services spokesman Alper Ozinal
said the agency was insisting on new
protections, more accountability and
quality reporting.
Florida needed federal approval of
the five-county waiver if it hopes to ex-
pand statewide. The approval was first
reported by The Associated Press.
The state must also agree to a provi-
sion that would require private health
plans to spend 85 percent of funds on
patient care, according to a spokes-
woman for the state Agency for Health
Care Administration. That issue has


long been a sticking point, with state
lawmakers instead pushing for a profit-
sharing plan requiring providers to gen-
erate a 5 percent savings the first year.
Federal health officials have not sig-
naled whether they will allow Florida to
continue with an overhaul that would
privatize the program statewide for near-
ly 3 million Medicaid recipients. Officials
want to make sure the state addresses
concerns about access to health care in
the program raised by some residents.
A denial for statewide expansion could
send state lawmakers scrambling for a
solution to fix the $20 billion a year Med-
icaid costs they say are a strain on a tight
state budget. About half of the funding
comes from the federal government.
The five-county waiver is effective
through June 30, 2014, but federal
health officials they will be monitoring
Florida's progress.


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DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
I'd like to tell my story
about tetanus shots. When
I was 14 or 15,1 I worked on
my grandfather's potato
farm and was dirty from
head to toe. We picked up
potatoes and put them
in crates. My cousins, of
which I had many (I am
one of 52 grandchildren),
all worked on the farm. I
accidentally put my hand
through a window and cut
my wrist, which required
stitches. Because I was so
dirty, I was given a dose of
tetanus antitoxin. My arm
immediately swelled and
ached all over. I lay on a
couch for three days. From
then on, I wouldn't take
another tetanus shot, but
I became a nurse and had
to have a booster. I took it,
and several hours later my
arm became swollen and
fire-red. Ten years later,
when the time for another
booster came up, the doc-
tor suggested taking half
a dose. I did and got some
swelling but nothing like
the previous shots. I am
81 now and don't think I'll
have another shot. M.C.
ANSWER: Tetanus is
a dreadful illness. The
tetanus bacterium is widely
found in soil and is also
acquired from some indoor
locations. The organism
produces a poison (toxin)
that causes severe and
painful muscle spasms, in-


cluding lockjaw. Adults are
told to get a booster shot of
the tetanus vaccine every
10 years. Few do.
When people talk about
the tetanus shot, confusion
arises. One shot is tetanus
vaccine, called tetanus tox-
oid, a product made from
the inactivated tetanus
poison. It spurs the body to
make antibodies that neu-
tralize the bacterium's poi-
son. It takes a little time for
those antibodies to arise.
Therefore, tetanus anti-
toxin, a product containing
antibodies to the poison,
is given along with the
vaccine for a contaminated
wound. In these days, the
antibodies are derived from
humans. In the old days,
they came from horses and
caused many to react badly
to the injection.
I believe your reactions
happened mostly from
the antitoxin, which, in
those days, was probably
the horse product. All the
same, if I were taking care
of you, I wouldn't give you


the vaccine or the antitox-
in. It sounds like you react
to both. People should real-
ize the difference between
the two shots. And people
should get the vaccine
every 10 years.
TO READERS: Many
people have come down
with the mysterious illness
chronic fatigue syndrome.
The booklet on it explains
the illness and its treat-
ment. To obtain a copy,
write: Dr. Donohue -No.
304, Box 536475, Orlando,
FL 32853-6475. Enclose a
check or money order (no
cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6
Can. with the recipient's
printed name and address.
Please allow four weeks for
delivery.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
Help. My uric acid is
elevated, which my doc-
tor says is a sign of gout.
I'm not a rich old man. I
am a 75-year-old woman.
The doctor recommends I
drink cherry juice, which is
expensive. Can I substitute
cranberry juice? Can I con-
trol this with diet? G.R.
ANSWER: High uric acid,
which comes from the
daily metabolism of cells,
is associated with gout.
You, however, do not have
gout. You have asymptom-
atic hyperuricemia (HI-
purr-YOUR-uh-SEE-me-
uh), a higher-than-normal
blood level of uric acid
without having any signs


or symptoms of gout. Two-
thirds of people with such
elevation in uric acid never
develop gout. The cutoff
point for blood uric acid is
7 mg/dL (416 mmol/L). Do
you know how far above
that number your uric acid
is? Rich old men aren't the
only ones who get gout.
Neither of your two
medicines raises the uric-
acid level. Some water pills
(diuretics) do. HydroDIU-
RIL is one.
You're not sitting on
the edge of a cliff. Making
some changes will bring
down the uric acid without
spending any money. If
you're even a little over-
weight, lose some pounds.
Decrease your intake of
red meat, and don't eat
organ meat like liver. Go
easy with shellfish. Don't
drink pop. Dairy products
lower uric acid. Low-fat
dairy products are the
best, since they do not
raise cholesterol. Cut way
back on any alcohol, espe-
cially beer, which boosts
uric acid.
I have heard that cher-
ries and cherry juice bring
down uric acid. I can't give
you figures on how effec-
tive the cherry treatment
is. I don't believe it works.
If you make the dietary
changes I mentioned, you
ought to see a drop in uric
acid without spending a
penny.


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WELL NEWS
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t's not time to toss the mascara and
blush, but a new study out of Brown
University suggests that even very low
concentrations of a chemical commonly
used in cosmetics hinders brain develop-
ment in tadpoles.
The chemical is called methylisothiazo-
linone or MIT. It's used as a preservative
and biocide in personal care products, from
cosmetics to shampoos, and it is considered
to be safe in humans in concentrations of
less than 100 parts per million. However, lab
studies have found that lower concentrations
affect the growth of model animal neurons.
"The lower concentrations we studied
didn't kill the animals or cause any big defor-
mities or affect the behavior you'd see just by
looking at them," says Carlos Aizenman, an
associate professor of neuroscience at Brown
and the study's senior author.
"But then we decided to do a series of
functional tests and we found that exposure
to this compound during a period of devel-
opment that's critical for the fine wiring of
the nervous system disrupted this period of
fine tuning."
Aizenman and colleagues found that
tadpoles exposed to different concentrations
of MIT displayed varying deficits in behavior
and basic brain development. The changes
weren't lethal, but they were measurable.
Aizenman said there's no evidence that the
same thing happens in humans, but that the
findings merit further investigation.
And maybe wearing less make-up.


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