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he Wednesday A LOOK BACK

December 25, 2013

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
P o lkSPECIAL COLL-PAM WILLIAMS 200
PO BOX 117007
PGAINESVILLE FL 32611-7007

Bartow's Hometown Newspaper Since 1931 754 RevewvAXVolume 83 Number36 USPS NO 437-320 Bartow, Polk County Flonda 33830 Coight2013 Sun Coast Media Group, Inc.


SCity workers get raises


Annual banquet had a little extra something

By STEVE STEINER
SSTENER@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM
Christmas comes but once a year,
and so does the city's annual Employee
Recognition celebration. As done
lastyear, for the second consecutive year, the celebration, the city's 44th,
was held as a breakfast function, and
at the Civic Center, on Friday, Dec. 20.
And with this year's event there was not
only a thank you, but city employees
were told they were gettingraises.
The highlight of the breakfast event
'was information that led to Long and
city commissioners receiving a standing
ovation accompanied with cheers. City
employees will be receiving a 1.2 per- PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER
cent across-the board pay raise. On top
of that, for 2014 only, announced Long, News of an across-the-boardraise coupled a lump sum payment; to be made in with a one time lump sum payment to be four, quarterly installments, totaling distributed four times in 2014, for a total of 4.2 percent raise brought city employees to
RAISES 16 their feet.



Reaching out
VV. 2~& ~ P1OTO BYAL PALMER R a h n
5afta, lauslake Bartow firefighter Brian Bennett) paused beforehis deliverietq '. s ( *
Wali4by with firefighters'children 3-year-old Ashlyn. Burnett, and i$Wr*tr6iladison Meeks. L ./ .t L t


Bya edgin.. :Burket- hapel church helps those in need
B a 0y$I'F ROSLOW, he sought to bring help topple on the
JRosLow@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM east side of town and the 6hurchhad an famil s an 1 outdoor party with food, song and faith
Nine families get an early Many people in this town may'know and nearly 200people showed up.
Marcus Floyd by his exploits on the foot- "It worked out very well," he said.
Christmas from the fire department ball field, but his focus is to help people, "We'refocusing our paradigm to shift to
who need the help., the community. There's a community out
By CATHY PAtIMER joined by a convoy of three additional Now Elder Marcus D.Floyd, he isthe there that need the experience of Christ
CORRESPOND .Nr fire engines, plus four small trucks and interim pastor of the Burkett Chapel and wewant to be the vessel to make
a a bevy of private vehicles. The entou- Primitive Baptist Church on Third that happen." Santa Claus, came to town on ,rage wound its way through Bartow, Avenue South. A fewweeks ago he took The urcb currently has about 150 in Saturday, bringing with him plenty of headingfrom east to.et .pidading the church's newcause to the streets toys for good little, girls and boys for good cheer along thd way, making two with a Church without Walls event. In it REACHING 116
ine families anyway However, he unplanned stops on the route.
Milind olar- Mega iu
came not in his sleigh, but on a 1920s Santa first stopped.at-the home of . .
lire truck. Lednotby Rudolph. but by 6-year-old Bailee Porterfield, a firefight- i n a fire engine with sirenblaring, the er's friend who has undergone several Bartow Fire Department Santa surgeries related to spina bifida, He
swept down on nee dy gave a small gift and h ugs children already making
faiis prvid: -s or e saeaml Itnhg
before miovng &ont0 the families that .C.'. ing almost 40 had applied for Christmas assistance o c l d n. m kn
children with through the Church Service Center. i ws
i;ch i enth p l ns w a n, e i""""" : -"r w in ning s
Christmas This year the Grinch tagged along,
presents hoping to snag some of the presents By BILL ROGERS Monday as he and Ginny talked about a
donated to the away from the gleeful children. BROGERS@HEA~rTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM big payoff they just received.
department Next stop was the'home of Shana The 70-year-old Lake Wales woman
by local Lynch on MLK Boulevard who let For those who scoff at the lottery and won $1 million in last week's Mega
residents and her another Kim- lead the three Lynch think it's rigged, meet Ginny and Hank Millions game. With the government merchants. Osborne. They will tell you otherwise.
Santa was RED 116 "It's not fixed," Hank Osborne said WINNERS 16

-- EARLY CHRISTMAS NEWTABLES GOOD EARLY SHOWING
--_"_"__<: Children get ; Runaway and People saying
___ .an early taste youth shelter Lewis doing
-:- of Christmas at gets much good job at
Carver Center -needed help new job


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Hundreds celebrate Christmas Saturday


Annual Bush family toy drive draws nearly 900 people

ByJEFF ROSLOW, All presents were donated by area
mOSLOW@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM businesses and ihdividuals. Lisa
Williams; who helps organize the
Nearly 900 people attended occasion each year, pointed out
Saturday's Sixth Annual .Bush Family Stingray Chevrolet donated $1,000 in Foundation Toy Drive and more than toys this year. Mount Olive Freewill a dozen went home with a new bicy- Baptist Church donated six bicycles. cle and hundreds more went home Building each year, the annual
with a little early Christmas. party draws about 1,000 children to
"It's all about the children," said it. Willie Bush, during his life, would Marshall Bush, who helps organize travel from house to house during
and operate the annual party at the Christmas delivering presents to Carver Recreation Center named for families who may not be able to his father Willie Bush. have a Christmas. Shortly before he
Wearing a mostly purple Santa hat, died the family-had the idea to have Marshall was helping to direct chil- an event at the recreation center to 14 years old to tables where they families come to him. Now the event picked out Christmas presents, They has become a party for all. PHOTOS BY JEFF ROSLOW
weredirected by dozens who were Saturday all the children who
helping them find gifts on the tables came went home with a little some- EricaAdamshelps Ty'Shawn Smith,8,lookfor
for them. Then after the children thing and there was still a pickup a gift on thetable Saturday whilehis friend,
picked what they wanted they went truck full of leftover presents. Most Maurice Davis, 8, looks as well. Behind them
to a. table where they got a doughnut, of those are being put into storage is Freddie Douglas, also readyto jump in and
candy canes and- other kinds of can- and saved for next year ... most that help ifhe's needed.
dy while waiting for the big drawing. is.
In the drawings, raffle tickets were "I've still got about five people called and prizes were given away, to visit to drop off presents to,"
including the bicycles. Marshall said.














Jeremiah Wilcox,.1, reaches for Javion Malslovia, 3, as the pair play with trainsthey picked out For Snta aus when "It's Beginning to Sound Dominquic Lee, 7, is all smiles at the table for Saturday at Carver Rec4fIationCiterdihntghe BI inily Foundation Toy Drive*. a Lot Like Christinmase could sympathize and 5-year-olds as she andKarimahJadsonlook started dancing and ringingthe bell Saturday for a gift Saturday at the Carver Recreation
-at the Sixth Annual Bush Family Foundation Center duringthe Bush Family Foundation Toy Drive at the Carver Recreation Center. Family Toy Drive.


Marshall Bush directs
the children Saturday Klassic Johnson, 1, and
during the Sixth Ka-Morriyah Collins, 3,
Annual Bush Family. got and gave hugs to
Foundation Toy Drive at Santa Claus Saturday at
the Carter Recreation the Carver Recreation
Center. "Center as they came
Sin at theSixth Annual
SBush FamilyFoundation Toy Drive. This pair
then went bak for
more hugs and another
Christmaswish.





















Jamari Manna, 10, looks over the gifts onthe
Victoria Masyas holds her 7-month-old Mathias table while Shandale Terrell helps him find ,
as they enter the Carver Recreation Center gym what he wants Saturday at the Bush Family Not only did each child get to pick a present Saturdfait thifthiiiy undation Toy Drive, Saturday at the Bush Family Foundation Toy Foundation Toy Drive at the Carver Recreation but they also got a bit of candy. Here, Leland Breckengridge, 4, seemswto want the candy cane full Drive. Center. of candywhile his sister, Rsalee, 3, ischewingn somthingbefresheevenopens it.




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VIEWPOINT



Florida's poor driving record is no surprise

That reality was reinforced recently during V i in ondary infraction
a study in each of the 50 states. Our Viewpoint There are several factors that lawmakers
Florida was ranked as the sixth worst state and police cannot control. For example, they
for drivers. Louisiana was the worst, accord- force drunk driving laws, how often do we cannot get in the head of a 16-year-old who
ing to CarInsuranceComparison.com. see drivers convicted of DUI back behind wants to show off for his friends and drive
The rankings are determined by the fa- the wheel in no time often driving on a recklessly. And, they cannot park a person
tality rates per 100 million miles traveled, suspended license? who is realistically too feeble or in such poor
failure to obey traffic signals and seat belt State Rep. Irv Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, has health that they should no longer be driving.
laws, drunken driving, careless driving and been an outspoken critic of the lack of laws Individuals have the right to drive as long as tickets issued. against cellphone use after his daughter was they can pass a simple test.
There are several reasons Florida ranks killed in a 1996 car crash. Lawmakers can, however, toughen up
so poorly. It is documented that the high- Slosberg, in The Associated Press story, said laws that regulate cellphone use. They can
est percentage of drivers involved in ac- he was not surprised Florida ranks poorly make it more difficult to drive again after
clients are young people and the elderly. "It's just so difficult in passing road safety you are convicted of a DUI.
Florida has plenty of both. legislation in the state of Florida," he said. Another help would be to put more monThe state's attempts to regulate poor driv- "What parent would want their child to be ey into road construction and speed up the
ing habits such as texting or talking on on a cellphone or text on a cellphone unless widening of our interstate system. While not
cellphones has been superficial. There is a it's an emergency? These are like no-brainer directly the cause of the majority of accidents, state law against texting, but a person can- things." crowded highways lead to impatient drivers
not be charged with the misdemeanor un- Slosberg, who has been unable to make and that is not a good formula for safety.
less they are stopped for another violation. texting a primary offense, was able to pass Again, no one has the power to make evTalking on a cellphone is fine in Florida, a bill in 2009 making not using a seatbelt a eiy driver a cautious one or a good one. But despite the obvious danger of distraction. primary infraction. For 23 years, not using a with tougher laws and oversight, Florida's
And, while Florida police attempt to en- seatbelt had been, like texting now, a sec- roadways could be safer.

Santa? Absolutely!



Few indeed are the American columnists, famous or obscure, who have not S1. Frisbie
at one time or another wished that little
Virginia had written to them instead
of the NewYork Sun with her classic
question: "Is there a Santa Claus?"
While most of us probably would
have been afraid to answer it at the S. L. Frisbie can be contacted at
time, we've all thought how we might slfrisbie@polkcountydemocat.com
have gone about it.
A few cynics would have snarled: "Of
course there is no Santa Claus. He's just place high in the sky-- and sits on a
an invention of people who still believe throne.of gold. is? I
in something for nothing." Is that theway Heaven really is? I
But Virginia's letter was guided to don't know; I've never been there. But I I ....... 1 .'
the hands of a more sensitive writer, do know there is a God and a Heaven. I'Y ", :YPW: ;h'W
The reply is perhaps the third most When we are very young, we cannot
famous piece of Christmas journalism understand ideas like a God who
ever written, after the Christmas stories exists but not in human form, or a suit ringing a bell on a street corneror precious grandchildren, yet I know that chronicled by Matthew and Luke. Heaven that exists but not in the form riding a fire truck or coming to town in. God exists, because: I can see what He
Still, there persists the wish that of a beautiful city. So our parents and a helicopter or sitting in a department has done in .ur world.
I could have gotten Virginia's letter. Sunday school teachers and preachers store is really Santa Claus. And if so, I have never seen Santa Claus comeSometimes at Christmas, I wonder how describe God and Heaven in a way we how can he getall his toys. ready in down my chimney, either, but when I I would have 'replied ... can understand. time? hear people wishinga Merry Christmas
Santa Claus is a lot like that, Virginia. Well, the way I look at it, these people to strangers and sending cards to Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa'Claus. When we are very young, we are told are sort of like the preachers in our friends they-haven't seen for years and Your little friends have made you that Santa Claus is a chubby old fellow churches. They are not God; they are giving money to charity.., and most of unhappy by telling you there is not, but who wears a red suit and lives at the His helpers. They help us understand all, when I see the face of a little child it is really they who are unhappy, for North Pole where he has a toy shop. who God is and how He wants us to live. light up with joy on Christmas morning they have lost a little of the magic of And we are told that on Christmas But just because they are not God does ... then I know there is a Santa Claus. childhood. Eve, after we are' sound asleep, he flies not mean there is no God. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.
Some of my friends say there is over all the world inhis sleigh, leaving And that's the way it is with the Santa I think Santa Claus works for God. no God, and they're grown-ups, and presents for all the children. Clauses we See on the streets and in the
ought to know better. It is sad that Is there really a Santa Claus who looks stores and at the .parties at Christmas (S. L. Frisbie is retired, He wrote the .they have lost their faith, not because I like that and lives at the North Pole? I time. They are Santa's helpers, who first version of this column when his believe them, but because they believe couldn't say, for I have never been there. help us understand the excitement of own children were young. Five years themselves. But I do know that there is a Santa the season and the joy of giving as We ago, he had three grandchildren two
You know, Virginia, God and Santa Claus. celebrate the birthday of Jesus. Lakeland-Americans and one adopted
Claus have a lot in common. He lives in the hearts of children, But just.because they are not the real Ethiopian-American. A fourth was born
When we are very young, our parents and of their parents and grandparents Santa Claus does not mean there is no in Gainesville two years ago today, and tell us that God is a person like you and and uncles and aunts and just about Santa Claus. afifth, also adopted from an Ethiopian
me, with a head, two arms, two legs. everybody else who loves children. I cannot see God the way I can orphanage, joined the family last year. And they say He lives in Heaven -- a You wonder if the man in the red see you or my own children and five Life is good.)

We welcome your letters
Letters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name not initials. An address and telephone number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, but must be provided. The Letters to the.Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. Readers in the Bartow area can send letters and column submissions to letters@polkcountydemocrat.com or mail them to 190 South Florida Avenue, Bartow Fl. 33830.




Wednesday, December 25,2013 Democrat/Leader Page 5


The Inquiring

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W hvv at is your "All the family gets "We travel to visit "Wecelebrate "We're from Santa SAVANT "The biggest
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tradition. I have a sister in doing this year" this year weare us we can come Thanksgiving night
California who just heading for Atlanta down. We have and our daughter
had a babyand with family and been doing that won't let us quit
anothersisterwho, grandkids. We will for every Christmas doing it!"
isa Navy SEAL and go to Santa Claus and l am 22 and my
S another who is a in the summer. If oldest sibling is 28.
nurse and they may you mail a letter to There are four of
not be able to be Santa that is the us and with three
here this year." town whereit goes siblings-in-law, we
and everybody's are running out of
letter is answered"' room at the top of
the stairs."



Unemployment rate falls in state, county

By JIM TURNER to families," Scott said in a prepared continue to assert that someof the drop is Scott's office argued that the media
TaE NEws SERVICE OF FLORIDA statement ."The result we are creating an due to people having dropped out of the reports ignoredother state economic
S.. opportunity economy that support. more work force, in addition to newjobs being policies that support growth-beyond
TALIAHASSEE Florida's unemploy- than 446,000 new private sector jobs since created ina clearly recovering economy. companies competing for state ment rate fellto 6.4 percent in November, December 2010." AFlorida Legislature Office of Economic incentives.
Down from 6.7 percent in October the state- The monthlynumber keeps Florida and Demographic Research report released Across the state,Monroe County, which Department of Economic Opportunity below the national unemployment rate, a Monday said that 59.3 percent of the state's includes the Florida Keys, continued
announced Friday. place it's been since March. drop in unemployment is due to people to have the lowest jobless numbers,
The mark is the lowest for the state since The national jobless rate for November 'dropping outof the labor force or delaying down to 3.78 percent in November, a July2008 and represents a 1.6percentage was 7.0, which also represented a 0.3 per- entry. drop from 3.9 percent in Octoberand
point improvement from ayear ago. centage point drop since.October. "If the participation rate had held steady 4.7 percent a year earlier. The next lowest
And in Polk County, -the jobless rate fell Florida's seasonally adjustedNovemb6 since 12/11, the unemploymentrate would for November were Walton, Okaloosa, too, though it is still higher than the state numbers estimate that 599,000 Floridians. have-been 8.3 percent" in October, the Alachua and St Johns counties. average. October's figures show unemploy- were out of work from alabor force of economic report said. Hendry County, which has been
menit in this county is percent, falling 9'4 million. The inumbier ofjobless is down The latest monthly numbers come less impacted bylong-term cuts in state gov-o 0.3perentfrdI4astmonth and dropping 27,000 fromtioier. than two weeks after the governor's office ernment jobs, held the highest rate in the
from 9 percent a year ago. Slight increases i employment Were tried to refute a series of stories in the state at 113 percent, down from 12.0 perGov. ick Scott, who announced the ported, i itihe fields of manufad Tampa BayTimes and Miami Herald that cent in October. Hendry was the only d1fiierynattes wieitedlis e u. onrnme wnt, ,h re i raised questions abut job creation. county to crack the double-digit mark
si te ;creditedhispoh ceo e rtriction, finance The report found thatamongthe in November, October and Sepdtember.
cies for the improved marks by highlighting activities and leisure and hospitality. 342 job-creation deals approved since Ayear ago, five counties recorded unemtheaddition of6,000 private sector jobs State economists have projected Scott took office- involving the promises ployment higher than 10.0 percent.
from October to November. unemployment should continue to drop, of up to $266 million in tax breaks and Polk County unemployment figure was
9e've cut taxes, made government returning to as low as 6 percent in Florida other incentives the state has generated 15th in the stateand is 0.7 higher than the
moefficient and provided more services by 2016 at the latest. However they also 45,258 newjobs. national rate of6.6 percent.








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Merry.. Christmas, Harris shelter


DCE Lowe's present donated picnic tables to shelter

By JEFF ROSLOW
MROSLOW @ IHAFANDNEWSPAPRS .COM Jerry Orellana, the
general manager
On Friday the George W Harris Jr. at kowe's, Julia
Runaway and Youth Shelter got a Henrmelbracht, the
Christmas present. Well, actually community developthree Christmas presents. ment administrator
They got three wooden outdoor for the Department
picnic tables from Lowe's. And they of Children and
needed them, too. Families, and Glenn
"They're down to maybe half a C.Parkidnson, the
table," said Julia Hermelbracht, the program director of
Circuit 10 Community Development PHOTOS BY JEFF ROSLOW George W. Harris Jr.
Administrator for the Department of Runaway and Youth
Children and Families, which covers Daniel Leedy pulls the wood table from the Crisis Shelter stand
Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties. Lowe's store Friday that was made for the and sit with the
However, it may have been worse George W. Harris Runaway andYouth Crisis threetables Lowe's
than that. Shelter as he gets a hand from Derrick Hudson. donated to the
"They're all rotted out," Glenn C. Also, Robert Britton (wearing hat) helped the center.
Parkinson, program director for the pair pull the tables that were donated from the
Harris shelter said. "None of them walker and onto the truck that took them to girls and 12 for boys. However, the .the Harris shelter may have had a bit
are in good shape and we definitely theshelter. number of people it serves is more to do with the fact that she's on the
needed tables." personal belongings; this year the and if more people have to stay at the advisory council for that agency.
So Lowe's delivered a Christmas campaign was to help nonprofit shelter there are facilities in New Port "We've been talking about their
present. They built the tables, under- organizations. Ritchey and Brooksville, he said, they need for picnic tables," she said.
coated them anddelivered them from So DCF asked Hermelbracht to loQok can use. "They were falling apart."
the building on State Road 6Q to the over the organizations in her area "We can't say noto homeless And, Lowe's Jerry Orellana, the
shelter on U.S. 17. and pick one to be helped. She chose children," he said. general manager there, said he
This was made possible in a Hope the Harris shelter. Of the 12 organi- Parkinson said the tables are was only too happy to help when
of the Holidays campaign by DCF zations, the Harris shelter is the only especially useful and not for eating contacted.
where 12 nonprofit organizations one in Circuit 10 that was able to- outside. He said they are oftenused "If it's within thesomething we can
in Florida that help the state's most participate. by residents to get away from the do, we'll do it,"'' he said.
vulnerable residents were able to get The Harris shelter is for youth expe- inside and be able to reflect on their In the most recent past, Lowe's
gifts through its now yearly campaign. riencing abuse/neglect, homelessness circumstances. And it can be seen helped the Women's Care Center
Last year, the campaign called and at-risk behaviors. Parkinson said: from the inside so the children are when it planted gardens at its home.
Santa Cause helped 24 families with it has room for 24 people, 12 beds for not out of sight. It donated flowers, mulch, wood and
"It's good for when something bad some help to get that going.
HOLIiDAY GOSINGSs happening or they get a bad phone "We help as much -as we can with
call or something,." -Parkinson said. community. ... ,We care a lot about The following.have scheduled-these closings for New Years week. The reason Hermelbracht picked this community," he said.

BARTOW
Bartow City Hall is closed on Wednesday, Jan 1..
SThe library is closed Wednesday, Jan 1.
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Teacher runs to




raise funds for




stu dents' iPads

By BRENDA EGGERT BRADER with them so they can "get the most
BBRADER@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM bang back for our budget"
This was not Martin's first run for
Rafael Martin, a science and charity.
agriculture teacher at Our Children's "This was my eighth one," Martin Academy Middle School in Lake said. I stated in 2010 when I was at
Wales, is all about the students. So Tenoroc High School and wanted to much so that he ran from Lake Wales get calculators for mathematics. I to Lakeland, 50 miles, for a cause. got them and what with the media Not just any cause, but for the school attention at the time I raised $2,000.. children. He ran to raise funds for "Every year I run for cancer and iPads for student education. do 50-mile runs, Martin said of his
At 5 a.m. Friday, Martin left the claimed addiction to running. "I. middle school site for Lakeland's Polk lost my mother and uncle to cancer, State College campus. have an aunt who had radiation for
"I arrived at 11:45 a.m. and stu-- breast cancer In my opinion, the dents at the college-greeted me with incidents of cancer are far more banners," Martin said. ,"So far I have severe. Everyone knows someone raised $1,000 with Beef O'Brady's with cancer and the government donating $250 and a private donor should take a lead infighting .cancer from the First Presbyterian Church but their seems. no interest, My mom in Lake Wales, donating $250. Now if lost her job and her house, giving the we can get a discount, we can have a house to my brother and me because set 10 (iPads)." she saw (expense) what was coming.
"It is difficult for teachers to pull That is why I run for cancer." small groups to work with within Martin will be increasinghis run the classroom because the other ning to 250 miles March 21-25, 2014 students have to be engaged and. for.the Relay forLife running from have something to be doing," said Lake'wales to Tallahassee. Principal Steve Whitaker. "With iPods "It should take four to five days or iPads, the teachers can work in and the reason I am running to smaller groups and have the other Tallahassee is because.the state has students working on the iPads learn- been cutting funds and I want to ask ing information. The other children them to stop that." in the classroom need, to have some- Martin was out running Monday thing to do and that is especially true morning after taking a couple days for kids with special needs who need off from his Friday event. mqre direction." ". I normally get jid of soe after
Whitake'rekpldins the iPad's apps that long run st e a couple days can be created by the teachers so stu- off, Martin sa id who runs several dents can review lessons they missed days a week; "ButI:think l.am addictfrom illness, can review information ed to running." or learn new information on the iPad Anyone wishing to donate funds programs. -. for the OCA iPads for students can
"They can play fun learning games send checks or money orders to Our based on academics that reinforces Children's Middle Academy, writing their learning and better use this 50 mile run" in the subject line, and free time," Whitaker said. "The iPads n mail them to: Our Children's Middle are hand held and small and easy to. Academy, 16 N. Third St., Lake Wales, transport." FL 33853, or donate online at www.
He said the school would love youcaring.com and find "Mr. Martin's 70 iPads enoughfor all students; 'it Run for Technology." is best to dream big, but if we could
purchase six to 10, we can rotate
among :the teachers and get teachers
to be more creative."
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Jolly Holiday certainly is


By STEVE STEINER She added that it had not been necesSSTEINER@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM sary to buy tickets in advance, and indeed, a number of families were arriving and
The fifth annual Jolly Holiday cele- paying for admission at the door. The cost bration at the Bartow Civic Center took of admission was $5 (total) for a family of place from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20. four. Larger households only had to pay Sponsored by the City of Bartow Parks and $1 per additional person. Recreation Department, it had families "The proceeds will go to the Parks and lined up, eager to come through the doors. Recreations Foundation fund," said Sal
Once the doors opened, families found Magnetico, with Wells Fargo Bank, one of tables to sit at and made their way to a the sponsors, which had donated the two series of tables where children and parents top raffle prizes, stuffed toy ponies. could retrieve plaster ornaments they As to be expected, the highlight could paint, build gingerbread houses, or throughout the evening was having the decorate cookies. opportunity to sit on Santa's lap. EightOf course, Santa and Mrs. Claus were year-old Juan Gracia and his brother also on hand to greet and hear what Noah, 5, were the first two to talk with children wanted for Christmas this year. Santa. With them were their mother, Rosie On top of all that there was a DJ spinning Gracia, and grandmother, Olivia Nunez. PHOTOS BY STEVE STEINER
Christmas music and a raffle. "I told Santa I want boxing gloves," said
Expectations wermu e high for the nightly Juan. t w Parks and Recreation employees (backs to camera, from left) James Taylor and Elaine Saunders
"We had 41 families preregister Said "I want a robot toy, said Noah. take entrance fee payments for the annual Jolly Holiday celebration.'
Cherry Alston. She was this year's coor- By 6:30 p.m., 68 families had arrived, dinator for the event. "We're hoping for with more approaching the doors to the 75 families. That's what we did last year." civic center.






Families were already lined up shortly before 6 p.m., for the annual Jolly Holiday party hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department at the Bartow Civic (enter.








It was not easy, but adults and children alike waited patientlyfor the doors to open at the dvic center.




First-to sit on Santa's lapwas Noah Gracia, 5. His brother,8-year-old Juan Grada, sits on Mrs. Claus' lap, patiently waiting his turn to tell Santa what he would like for Christmas. With the boys are theirmother, Rosie Grada (left), and their grandmother, Olivia Nunez (standing behind Juan andAls. Claus).













(From left)Ashley Longsworth, Ciera Ellis and Jaden Russell smiles as he paints his Christmas l Aubreight Kidder receivelast minute instruc- tree ornament. Looking on is his dad, Keith tions from Elaine Sanders. Russell.






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Winter named A-(-Ts team member of the year

KelliWinter, of Bartow-based A-C-T make this company the best itanbe. Iit's Natural Resources staff and volunteers are The animal-centered sculptures are Environmental& Infrastructure, was rec- easy to work hard for a company that gives also stationedon the trail to talk about the delicately crafted from porcelain with .. ognized as tihe firns 2013 Team Member so much back. I'm very grateful to have reserves wildlife and restoration. no heavy glazes. The absence of shine of theYear. such a positive and supportive place to The event is designed to get everyone contributes to the raw, authentic feel -of
Winter was one work"Winter, who was surprised bythe unplugged from their new televisions, the pieces. of 10 employees reco ignition, said. computers, video games and gaming "IfindRobenalt's works to communieligible to receive Unlike Winter, her supervisor for most systems they received for Christmas and cate a sense of nature and primitivism," the award each of 2013 was not surprised. According to get them out enjoying the outdoors and says Dave Collins, the owner of The Loft of whomhad Eric Jonsson, "Kefflli effectively manages all exercise. Art Gallery and Paint Along Studios.
previously been types of emergency response charllenges. Circle B Bar Reserve, a county-managed "They're designed to stimulate thought recognized as while working with a broad array of environmental land, was recognized by about their true meaning. I love that."
natinwid iniic onerejased
winners in one nationwide service providers to identify "USA Today" Travel in 2011 as' one of the lobenalt's creations aren't splashed
of the company's and execute best solutions for the client. 51 Great Places to SeeWildlife. The area in vibrant colors. That's on purpose, she 10 customerservice Its abalancing act and shes a pro. Naming plays akey role in the preservation efforts says. core values areas. Kelli as A-C-T's 2013 Team Member of the of the Upper Peace River/Lake Hancock "The limited color palette lends itself to ."Kelliwas Year underscores our commitment to on- systemwith Banana Creek and Upper accentuating the details and depth of the
K#li Winter honored because, time project delivery with an emphasis on Saddle Creek both flowing through the piece, whereas an overly colorfulpalette not only has she hit the mark in every one providing incredible customer service." property tends to distract from those intricacies,"
of the 10 core value areas, but also because A-C-T's 10 customer service core values Visitors toCircle B can enjoy a stately says Robenalt. during the past year, as a result of staff- and 2013 winners in each category are: oak hammock, freshwater marsh, hard- Robenalt honed her creative ability reassignments to accommodate customer Delivering Great Customer Service: wood swamp andlakeshore. There is also at the University of Georgia, where she demand, she has effectively handled all or Joel Butler -a tremendous bird population, including received a graduate ssistantship and her
part of the duties ofthree people," A-C-T Demonstrating Extraordinary Effort a variety ofwading-birs, waterfowl; MFA in eraits-in 2011.Rier education President Rob Kincart said. KelliWinter ospreys axid bald eagles. included summ ges to Costa Rica,
Winter joined the Iirm in 2010 and Demonstrating Competence/ The event andpark entrance are free. Japana nd Italy.When she'snot shaping
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management arenas. McKee Gallery's featured rtst "I viewnysculitiures as a etaph or
Jeff Kincart, vice president ofA-C-T Communicating Effectively: Nancy for the waythat humans re consumed
said, "Apositive attitude like Kelli's goes Phair -The Loft Art Gallery isspotghting the by the paradigms 4e w reate, swl asthe
.along way to ensure A-C-T's continued Ensuring Safest Operations: Patrick sacred and ghostly works of Taylor D. idea that it is inevitable that natur wlI success and we certainly applaud her 2013 Spears (A-C-T Northeast Florida Office) Robenalt in January. reclaim all," she says.
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27 charged in drug i investigation

In an effort to fight drug trafficking Ronnie Hardison, 22, 4125 Gillespie possession of paraphernalia.. sell drugs, possession of prescription in the Bartow, Lake Wales and Lakeland Ave., Sarasota. Charged with posses- Kamorri Collins, 22, 1243 Josephine without prescription, and possession areas the Polk County Sheriffs Office sion of cannabis with intent to sell, St., Lakeland. Charged with possession of paraphernalia. arrested 27 people Friday in the sale sale of cannabis, possession of para- of cannabis with intent to sell, sale df Joshua Alonzo Mack, 25, of methamphetamine, cocaine, and phernalia, and maintain a vehicle for cannabis, and drug paraphernalia. 605 Evergreen Place, Winter Haven. marijuana. It was a three-month drug sale. Shaquille Robinson, 21, 250 43rd Charged with solicit to purchase
investigation in which officers went Jovonta D. Kelly, 16, 2028 St., Davenbort. Charged with posses- cannabis.
undercover to buy drugs, the sheriff's Sommerville Drive N., Lakeland. sion of crack cocaine with intent to sell Javette Takeria McClain, 24, officer reported Charged with possession of cannabis within 1,000 feet of church, possession 701 Domaris Ave., #6, Lake Wales.
On Friday, Dec. 20, three separate with intent to sell, sale of cannabis, of cocai'ne,possession of cannabis Charged with resist officer without search warrants were served at three and possession of paraphernalia. with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of violence. separate locations resulting in the Joshua Highsmith, 16, 1530 Lewis church, possession of cannabis, and. Cheryl Young, 39, 1125 Mercury 27 arrests that included three juveniles Griffin Road, Lake Wales. Charged with possession of paraphernalia. Drive E., Lakeland. Charged with posand all chargedwith a variety of crimes possession of cannabis with intent to Wesley Hudson., 45, 718 Nashville session of cannabis, and possession of including possession of crack cocaine sell, sale of cannabis, and possession Road, Lakeland. Charged with posses- paraphernalia. with intent to sell within 1,000feet of of paraphernalia.' sion of methamphetamine, posses- .Michael Thomas, 33, 208 W. Bullard
church, trafficking in oxycodone, sale Barbette Dias, 48, Auburndale. sion of cannabis, and possession of St., Lake Wales. Possession of cannabis, of oxycodone, conspiracy to traffic Charged with trafficking in oxyco- paraphernalia. and possession of paraphernalia.
methamphetamine, conspiracy to done, sale of oxycodone, possession Ricardo Martindale, 29, 3642 Sherrard Simmons, 26, 415 King
traffic oxycodonfe, conspiracy to sell of paraphernalia, possession of Swindell Road, Lakeland. Charged with St., Lake Wales. Charged with sale of cannabis, sale of MDMA, possession methamphetamine, possession of possession of cannabis with intent cocaine, possession of cocaine with
of MDMA with intent to sell, pos- hydrocodone, possession of alprazol- to sell within 1,000 feet of church, intent to sell, possession of paraphersession of cannabis with intent to am, possession of cannabis less than possession of cannabis more than nalia, and conspiracy to sell cannabis. sell, sale of cannabis, maintaining a 20 grams, and conspiracy to traffic -20 grams, possession of firearm during Jonnrath Daniels, 50, 330 C St., Lake dwelling for drug sales, maintaining methamphetamine. commission of a felony, maintaining Wales. Charged with two countS of sale
a vehiclefor drug sales, possession Steven Hall, 53, 3013 Reiter Drive, dwelling f6r-drug sales, possession of of cannabis, two counts possession of of cannabis withintent to sell within Auburndale. Charged with conspiracy drug paraphernalia, and possession of cannabis with intent to sell, and two 1,000 feet of church, and possession to traffic oxycodone, maintain a vehi- a stolen firearm, counts possession of paraphernalia.
of paraphernalia, methanmphetamine, cle for drug trafficking, driving while .-* Jessica Henderson, 23, 904 S. 4th James Andrew Rowley, 51, 513 S. cocaine, hydrocodone, alprazolam and license suspended/revpked, posses- St., Apt 12H;L~eWales. Charged with Scenic Hwy. #16, Lake Wales. Charged marijuana. sion of cannabis less than 20 grams, solicit to purchase cannabis. with solicit to purchase cannabis.
Warrants were conducted at possession of paraphernalia.' William Dunlape, 35, 401 Domaris Kelvin Young, 32, 1125 Mercury
1125 Mercury Drive East, Lakeland, Kurt Brinson, 49, 1150 3rd St. SW, Ave., #15, Lake Wales. Chargedwith Drive, Apt. B, Lakeland. Charged with 401 Domaris Avenue, Lake Wales, and Winter Haven. Charged with trafficking armed trafficking hydrocodone, two counts possession of cannabis '642 Swindell Road, Lakeland. As a methamphetamine, maintain a vehicle possession of oxycodone, posses- with intent to sell, two counts sale result detectives located approximately for drug trafficking, possession of sion of cannabis with intent to sell, of cannabis,' two counts maintain a two pounds of cannabis, 63.8 grams. paraphernalia. possession of cannabis more than 20 vehicle/dwelling for drug sale, and two
of hydrocodone, 3.7 grams of oxyco- Teresa Brinson, 40, 1150 3rd St. SW, grams, own structure/residence to counts possession of paraphernalia. done, four handguns, one of which Winter Haven. Charged with trafficking was determined to be stolen from in methamphetamine, maintain a Hillsborough County, and $11,079 in vehicle for drug trafficking, resisting currency derived from drug proceeds. without violence, and possession of ..
Those arrested included: paraphernalia.
17-year-old Lalland male. Eddie Keys; 24, 218 Eagle Lakes. Charged with solicit to purchase Loop Road, Eagle Lake. Charged with cannabis. conspiracy to traffic methamphet* Jeffrey Allen Bamrnes, 45, amin:. e, armed trafficking in metham2403 Chestnut Woods Drive, Lakeland. phetamine, possession of cannabis Charged with sale of MDMA, pos- with intent to sell, possession of cansession of MDMA with intent to sell, nabis more than 20 grams, maintain a possession of cannabis with intent to dwelling/vehicle for drug trafficking, sell, sale of cannabis, and possession possession of paraphernalia, and Serving Polk &
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SCHOOL



Spessard Holland gets $440.70

OnThursday Dec. 19, Jeanettew allace, Food for Families project. in Choral Literature and Condctingat
the assistantvice president of Community C rs 'Department members adopted families the University of South Florida. He spent
Relations at MidFlorida stopped by IiO OW for the Thanksgiving holiday, providing 28 years teaching for Polk County Public,
Spessard L Holland Elementary to award them with much needed food items. Schools and several years conducting the
our school with a check for $440.70. The names of five families totaling 33 Disney Candllight CastChoir..
The school came in third place among family members were provided byTammy He joined Polk State in 2005, overall participating counties in the Extra Charbdnneau the project coordinator seeing since then remarkable growth in
Credit for Schools program. Parents and and five school social workers: Margie the number of students studying in the
staff can donate up to 10 cents to their Christine can be contacted at Cardona-Opio, Gail Kimsey, Nancy Nunn, program and the number of graduates
school every time they make a purchase croslow@heartlandnewspapers.com. Jennifer Rojas and Nakita Scottfrom the accepted to university music program s.
-using a MidFlorida debit card. Hearth Office. On Sunday, his work in the field of muThose first place winners were Yameliz Learning Support personnel donated all sic education was recognize with both ded iltipe ites 'a rocla A rtio ero ic e yo Wne
Open House coming Alamo-Cintroni.from LincolnAvenie ,of the foodwhich included-multiple items a p aatorn the.City ofWinter
:!.:to Summerlin Academy for elementary schools, for each family such as: sweet potatoes, Haven anda Fine Arts Service Awad from
Nicklaus Miles from McLaughlin Middle stuffing mIX, green beans, com, cranberry Winter Haven's J. Owens Academy of Fine Students interested in attending for middle schools, and Khianti Terry sauce, rice, rolls and sauces. Theseitems Arts.
Summerlin Academy and their parents from Lakeland High for high schools. wererounded up byAnn Hild, in boxes she Winter Haven Mayor James H. P' can attend an open house at the school They each woi $500 for their finish. hand paintdfl for the collection.-Thanks to Powell made the proclamation, which frm4 to 7 p:m. Friday, Jan. 3. For the contest students were to write Terri Jenks, the two Winter Haven Walmart -reads in part :
This is an opportunity to ask questions, about "Realizing the Dream." Theywere stores on Cypress Qardens Road and the "I, James H. Powell, Mayor ofthepity learn how to apply and learn about the asked to expand on what King envisioned Barto Walmart donated five 20-pourfd ofWinter Haven, do recognize the conopportunities available to Summerlin or hoped to see and what they can do turkeys to round out the meal tributions of John L. Anderson Jr., and cadets. The school is at 1500 S. Jackson today to promote and advance King's The meals were delivered before encourage all citizens to recognize and Ave., Bartow. dream of equality. Thaksging. express their appreciation for his rears of
The JROTC magnet school firstoperied service."
inAugust'2006. People can, also leam rnU St ents Polk State music's Anderson received his honos before an
about the school at wwwsummrlin artwork onA displaAde audience of abbut 300,
acadeimycom. proclamation, service award "Im very grateful to havebeen recogSix Union Academy students had their nized in this way," he said. "Music has
Area students on top artwork on display at the Polk Museum of Polk State Professor John Anderson has brought me such joy and to be able to
in King essays Art's Art Out Loud Exhibition. been honored for his decades of dedica- shareit with others every day, I cant iagThose studentsare Amy Behney tion to music education. ine abetter, more rewarding career. To
wo area students finished in the top Mouna Duzan, Matthew Feraci, Karis Anderson is coordinator ofthe College's be honored beyond that, it's more than I three in the Martin Luther King fr. Essay Jesse, Aubry Likens, Justin Metz. Their Music Department and director of choral could ask for but also deeply appreciated." Contest. work was picked from morethan 200 activities. Jessie Owens, who owns the J. Oweis ,
Caitlin Mobley, a student at Eagle Lake submission~ Theart sin-the museum -On Dec. 8, Anderson received a proc- Academy of Fine Arts aid works at Polk Middle School, finished second in the for a month and ened ec 15. amation from the City of Winter Haven State as an adjunct professor in ihe Music
Elementary School division in the contest during the J. Owe ns Department, selected Anderson for the
and in the high school division, shley School's learning Academy of Fine honors, and arranged Sunday's awards
Elliott from Gause Academy was also S O d ive ArtsSankofa ceremony.
second. For their finishes they both won Choraleat Hurst "He's worked in thefield'of music for
$250. back during hlidayS ChapelAl iE many, manyyears, and he brifigsiic
The students will be recognized at the 'The arnin ort DChurc knowledge, skills and expertise to Polk
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to the audience :. ... '' ::::Education DianeTaylf'and iir' Eduationat ea and VisuaArt~ epartfes
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Although poinsettias are most often the poinsettia are actually the yellow short, winter days. To achieve this, you back any remaining leaves and conassociated with the holiday season, blooms at the middle of the bright may need to put the plant into a dark tinuing to care for the plant by keeping they are actually tropical plants. In spite red or white bracts that form on the closet for 12 to 14 hours each night. it moist can help. To force the blooms oftheir origins, Ioinsettias can thrive plant. Perhaps due to the bright red of During the day, the plant should be next season, start reducing the plant's during the holiday season and even last the bracts, the plant quickly became a in'a sunny window where it will have exposure to sunh t in mid-Septem-' long after the holidays have come and popular Christmas plant. access to bright light. The more light ber to October. Again, this will mean
gone. It's importantto note that poinsettias thebetter. Keep the soil evenly moist. removing the plant to an area that is
Poinsettias are native to Mexico and growin a warm climate and therefore Mlisting the plant will help it to retain shrouded in complete darkness. Even Central America. Aztecs called the plant mustbe kept in tropical conditions to some humidity. Also, fill the overflow streetlights or indoor lighting can affect cuetlaxochitl. The flowering plant was ensure the plant's health. Furthermore, saucer on your flower pot with gravel blooming. If the plant does not begin first introduced to the United States poinsettias bloom in response to short- to allowwater seeping through the to turn color before the holiday season, by Joel Poinsett, the U.S. ambassador ening daylight hours. That means they pot to evaporate-from the gravel. Hot Iyou may need to purchase a new plant to Mexico, and was subsequently will need ample darkness each night temperatures indoors combined with and try again next year.
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Decorating is one of the many traditions associated with the holiday season. The family Christmas tree is arguably the most prominent decoration. Having a live tree inside the home. can be awe-inspiring, but it can also be quite messy.
The idea of bringing a formerly live tree inside a home as a decoration may seem odd, especially when individuals are faced with the aftermath, which is often a trail of pine needles and very sticky sap. A freshly cut pine tree will ooze sap, which tends to be quite sticky and messy and notoriously difficult to remove. Even a Christmas tree that is average in stature can generate a fair amount of sap, and it takes just a few drops of sap to make a mess. If sap has you stuck for cleanup ideas, consider these home remedies. On clothing:
Use rubbing alcohol on the sap stain. Allow the alcohol to sit on the stain for 30 minutes and then wash as usual.. Wrestling with a Christmas tree"can mean getting covered with sap.
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and water and apply it to the stain. Rubbing alcohol also may be able to so it can be rinsed off. and then comb Out the sap with a fine. Ammonia also may remove a sap break up sap in carpet fibers. Make a paste of mineral oil (baby -toothed comb.
stain. Just test an inconspicuous part On hands: oil) and baking soda. This should help. If tree sap cannot be removed,
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Dec. 17 jackpot one ticket bought ---FROM PAGE 1 in San Jose, Calif., and the other in
Atlanta, Ga., that totaled about
taking its share off the top, the couple $636 million.
decided to take the lump sum payout Their neighbors found out by seeing of $750,000. it in the newspaper or hearing about it
"Our children have plans for the on TV.
money," she joked. "So many of them have said you
They have three sons, 12 grandchil- know it's great to see somebody that
dren, one great-grandchild and another we know win it," she said. "It's nice to
great-grandchild on the way. know that the lottery is not fixed."
Their sons had some fun with the A neighbor walked by as Hank was
parents' good fortune. One told them standing outside the house on Monday. that he was at a car dealership and was "It's exciting," she said.
going to buy a BMW and another said .Ginnynormallyplays scratch-offs
he was placing an order for a private arid not the iMega Millions game. She
jet. said Publix has a new machine and she
The Osbornes do plan to take some thought "what the heck" she would give cruises. A cruise around the world is the game a try.
a possibility, they said, and a Disney She wrote down the numbers for.
cruise seems likely Hank because she said she had forgot- PHOTO BY BILL ROGERS
Osborne played the game at the ten she bought the tickets. ":"-. .
Osborne played the game at the ten she bought the tickets. Itisno wonder Ginny and HankOsborne are smiling a lot --- after winning last week's Mega
Publix store in the shopping center on "I said, 'oh, I have lottery tickets, let Millions game worth $1 million. State Road 60. She did the Quick Picks me check mine,"' she said..
with the machine picking the numbers. "I was like 'wow,'" she said. "I went get anything for that? store will receive $1,000 for selling the
The winning numbers were 8, 14, 17, inside and turned the light on, he was "He says, 'yeah, you will probably winning ticket.
20 and 39, the Mega Ball was 7. sleeping. I put the light on and I said: get a couple of thousand,' she said. "I Publix doesn't "participate" as far as
Ginny was one number away from 'Hank, I got five numbers butI didnt said, well that's nice. allowing their employees to comment
G n y w so en m er away from go fiv nu b r bu I d n't . ..wel nic -'e;"
that. The Mega Ball number on her get that special number. Am I going to According to the Florida Lottery, the on lottery sales, a spokesman said.

Rand he led the team with 1,002 rush- '"Kids would come up to me and ask I'm home. Hes very encouraging."
REACHIG g ing and 14 touchdowns. He earned a for my autograph and I want them to put And that's why he's going to continue
scholarship to Indiana University where their trust in Christ. -Kids wantto emulate reaching out. At the recent events he's FROM PAGE 1 he starred and played in the NFL for the football players but I want them to walk heldwith bringing in people from the
NewYork Jets, Buffalo Bills and Carolina through the word of God." community-he said he's gotten at least
its congregation and while the need Panthers. He also played in Europe This has always been Floyd's way, four people to join the church and try to to increase that always exists for all "When I was the team chaplain for a said"church Deaconesss Joyee Bentley turn around their lives. He said he's not churches, Floyd's goal is to reach people European team there was one kid from She and Floyd have known each other going to stop. in the AztecVillage area and other areas Japan," he recalled. The child barely throughout their lives. While. he:thanked Deaconess Diana
of town that really could use guidance spoke English-but he was able to com- "Even when Marcus was in the NFL, Jones Johnson for ll the7 ork sheand he feels he has thebackground and municate with him and get through to the NFL didn't determine what Marcus does in helping him put together the experience toreach them. him. Floyd was. He always tries to do what was outreaches, the satisfaction he gets in ,
Floyd's experience on the football "It was one of the greatest experiences right." she said. "He's not a god or a saint, reaching people can be infectious. field for Bartow High Schoolled'him all ofmylife," hesaid: "I was able to experi- but I've known his walk and talk line up." "Everyone I encountered (at the around the-countrykandworld to preach.: ence him." She saidpeople take to him. Church without Walls) responded.
his word of faith and now he's brought it Floyd realizes his physical talents have "The youth love him and the adults. They're not justthere for the food. It was home. led him to reaching people all over and love him. He's the kind of pastor that a joyful occasion. There's nothing like
People may remember in his se- he realizes the fact that as a former NFL hugs you each Sunday and he asks about knowing you're in God's eye.
nioryear at Bartow High in 1996, he led player, people look at him a little differ- you. And he's concerned and he always "I just know we're going to make a the team to the 4A state championship ently from how they look at others. says you have my number, you callme, difference."

RED, all wrapped and sorted into sacks for wanted them to have a good Christmas said to Santa and hishelper. ,
.RED, --delivey. and we couldn't do it. Wow, this is so The same scene was repeated at
"We were so happy that Walmart great." homes on East Avenue, HamiltonFROMPAGE I made a hugedonation," Calandros Another unscheduled stop halted Street, Tipaul Court, Ruby Avenue,
said."They were so geerous we were Santa's parade while en route to the Waldon Avenue, Johnson Street and
-children outside when Santa drew up able to -provide for the ninefamilies we next destination. A Woman flagged Parham Courtandthe reaction was alwith lights flashing and sirens blaring. selected and had enough left over for down Santa and asked if he could stop ways the same: happy, excited children
"Thisis such a blessing for us," dozens of more children." for her grandchildren to see himi. Not and grateful mothers.
Kim told Santa and firefighter John The department selected the gifts, to disappoint a child, Sanrta acquiesced In addition to the toys Sanfita alsoCalandros, who orchestrated the toy for the nine families and donated the and paused long enough to have provided each family with the makings
drive and delivery "We couldn't do'this remaining toys to the Church Service photos taken with Maria, Tabitha and of a Christmas dinner The department for the. children and its wonderfulthat Center for distribution to other needy Logan Brennan. provided each with a ham and a grocery
they have." families. Next stop was the home of Ineke -store gift card to pay for the rest At each
All Rayden, 5, Shania, 2, and Kmari, The next stop was the home of Sykes and her seven children: Aisjah, stop, firefighters also installed smoke de4, could do was smile, and one asked Nadren Campbell on Booker Street, Amos, Kohl, Juani, Siriah Keymorrah tect6rs in each home and if there already Kim, "Can we open the:im?", where her three children, Darrien, and Kaydian, ages from 10 to seven, was one, the battery was replaced.
"Not til Christmas," said Kim. Adrieen and Carl Thomas raced onths. e "It's a good opportunity to make sure
Calandros and the6 rest of the de- outdoors to greet the bevy of elves and "They'ff have -to waft forCh istmas they are safe too," Calandros said. partment has been collecting toysnor of course, the jolly old elf himself. -to open the presents," she said as vt Santa's real identity, a secret kept several months, boostedby a large "Thisis a great blessing," Campbell firefighters unloaded three huge sacksO from thechildren, is firefighter Brian
toy donation from Walmart. Each said. "We are so grateful. It's wonderful. of toys for the large family. "This is Bennett, and the Grinch, who really
child received at least three presents, The kids did so well in school and we wonderful. Thank you so muchh" she isn't one, was Lt. Jimmy Schaill.R words. He then complimented them this year: W George Mooneyham and A total of 49 current employees were
Sand elaborated on how important they Bill L. Mooneyham. The brothers both recognized for various years of services,
are to keeping the city running. Bartow worked part time for the Pyarks and from five years up to 40 years., FROM PAGE 1 citizens expect that when they flip the Recreation Department. As part of the ceremony, Lonig read
switch, or turn on the water, or drain W George Mooneyham was born aloud two letters. Both letters an3 percent willbe made. All together, it, that the electricity will come on, N- ov. 10, 1925. He died Jan. 10, 2013. He nounced the promotion from interim city employees in 2014 will be receiving that water will run and that it will be was a city employee from April 9, 1998, to permanent status of Bill Pickard to. a.4.2 percent increase. (The least any treated. They don't care for whatever is to Nov. 4, 2010. assistant city manager, and Roxanne
city emrploye.ill receive from the involved in the process and definitely Bill L. Mooneyham was still active at.. Tovrea, within the library. tlump suiwillbe,$750.) do not want to be inconvenienced, at the time of hispassing. He was born Onte of Long's parting remarks was



erl to! sayr. than yo o-teCtycm
"You'r heardi-wre getting better, least at any great stretch of time. "The July21, 1936 -and passed away Jan. 30, to say thank you to the city com but are we getting well?Well, we're employees take care of those things." -2013. He was with the city starting missioners. In more than 40 years -. not hanging on by our fingernails He added this is a 24 hour/7 day May 25, 2006. of-public service, Long said he had
anymore"oLn said-just before he respon ability. There were six emp s n red never worked with a better group
announced thefaises. After the cheer- "You all play a part in all of this this year: of commissioners than the current
ing died down, he cOntinued. "Are happening," concluded Huiff.< Rhonda Thjrailkill (police board; included in that tribute were
we getting bettermNot hy-eaps and Huff's words were echoed by.ty department) Sean Patrick,and Drew Crawford,
bouns. but we are getting better" Manager George A.Ling. Ruby Cruce (city clerk's office) city attorrieyand assistanrt city
Because Mayer James E Clements was "We're here 'to congratulate, appreci- Gwendolyn J. Jones (police attorney.
tinale to attend due to apriorcomii- ite and enjoy theiscntribton,"' said -department) Long concluded by saying the raise
mitmnt mde mr tan yearearler, ong."Co i hgt~ er is progress. Kelly R. Wells (police department) v as the result of working smarter, not Vice Mayor Pt Hfffiled thd honordf -Staying together is success." --- -- -* Bradley A. Bates (library hardoepandlspokeabouth atorrow 'Welcoming city emplaybes and'guests. Long also asked' for a mnistte"of cooperative) "oepol iei h at"h
-"Today we come to celebratedty silence-to -honor two-employees (one Willie H. Stancil (parks and said. "We have to live for today, and weamployee s aAdHu1ffik-hiinitiaI who~ urertired) who nuchrl away. -recreation) -have to live for the future."




Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Democrat/Leader Page 17


OBITUARIES


Mary Louise Williamson Alan W '-Spankcy' Gilmore

Mrs. Mary Louise Williamson, 92, Kareen (Gene) Jackson of Fort Meade; Mr. Alan Belleview, Ha., and Anthony (Heather)
passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, in brothers, Hollis Creach, Franklin Wayne Spanky" Gorum of Fort Meade; and aunts, Carol
Bartow, Fla. Creach and A.L. Creach; and one Gilmore, 59, (Donnie) Gorum of Fort Meade, and
Mrs. Williamson was born June 29, granddaughter, Natasha Porterfield. passed away in Barbara Onley of Hayti, Mo.
192 1, in Thomas County Ga., and Mrs. Williamson was preceded Belleview, Fla., on Spankyjwas preceded in death by his
moved to Fort Meade, Fla., at a very in death by her husband, Roy L. Friday Dec. 13, wife, Charlene Gilmore; stepfathers,
young age. Williamson; brothers, Ivory Creach 2013.. Harry Crockett and. Ralph Hunt; mother,.
She lived most of her life in Fort and WC. Creach; and sister, Edith Mae Spanky was Peggy Sue Hunt; and brother-in-law,
Meade, where she was. a caregiver and Fernandez. born Nov. 26, Junior Crockett.
member of Cornerstone Church of Visitation was held from 9:30 a.m. to 1954, in Hayti, Visitation was held from 6 to 7 P.M.,
God. Mrs. Williamson had a very big 10:30 am., Monday Dec. 23, 2013, at. Mo., and has Monday Dec. 16,2013, and funeral
and kind heart and helped feed and the Cornerstone.Church of God, 10 S. been a resident of services followed at 7 p.m. in the Hancock
clothe anyone who she saw needed Seminole Ave., Fort Meade. Fort Meade,. Fla., Alan Wayne Gilme F uneral Home Chapel, 945 E. Broadway
assistance. Her main goal in life was Funeral services followed at for many years. :IFort Meade, with the Rev Larry Barrentine
to help others. Mrs. Williamson's life 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. John Arrowood He was a plumber for more than officiating. lessons, kind and gentle spirit were and the Rev. Tom Presley officiating. 40 years, working with Graves Plumbing for He was laid to rest next to his wife, formed by her faith in God as she grew Interment followed in Evergreen nearly 14 years, and he attended the New _Charlene, on Saturday Dec. 21, 2013. spiritually day by day in God's Word, Cemetery, Fort Meade. I-Beginning Church of God in Fort Meade. Arrangements are by Hancock Funeral
teaching herself to read and write by Condolences may be sent to the. Spanky is survived by his children, Todd Home of Fort Meade. reading the Bible. family at www.hancockffi.com. and Tara, sisters, Peggy Sue Gilmore of Polk TeFort Meade Leader apologizes to the
She is survived by her son, Rocky Arrangements are by Hancock City Hla., and Judy Crockett of Opeika, family and friends of Spanky for the errors

Williamson of Fort Meade; daughter, Funeral Home of Fort Meade. Ala.; brothers, Michael (Mary) Hunt of in the original publication of this obituary.



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Boys and girls from 10 to 14 who C event, which is also free. Registration proof of age provided~by a school. The The winners of the Council 7091 enjoy basketball can plan now to be begins at 1 p.m. and competition starts age of the contestant asof Jan. 1, will competition also will automatically, at Polk State College in Winter Haven at 1: 15 p.m. determine in which division he or she qualify for the district K of C Free Throw
on Sunday Jan. 12 for a free basketball All boys and girls 10 to 14 are eligible. competes. Boys and girls who plan to Championship. District winners will clinic staged by PSC coaches and players for the K of C competition which offers compete in a Free Throw Championship advance to the regional round where immediately followed by the annual 10 separate divisions: Boys 10, 11, 12, 13 sponsored by another K of C council are they will compete for berths in the state Knights of Columbus Council 7091 Free and 14 years old; Girls 10, 11, 12, 13 and 1.4. not eligible for thi's one.. championship. Throw Championship. Every contestant will take 15 free throws. "We encourage all boys and girls who For information on the K of C Free
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Lewis making a good impression in Georgia


School, communit leaders leased with first 120 days r new superintendent

By MARK RICE PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER
SPECTAL TO THE LEADER .David Lewis, right, worked under more than It was a simplereply toan emai, but one supe.ntendent, induding Dr. Sherrie
It was a simple reply to an e-mail, but Nickell. After being a finalistforthe top Polk
itsummed up the start of David Lewis' 'spot, but not getting the superintendent's
stint as superintendent of the Muscogee post, Lewis accepted superintendent's job in
County School District. Georgia.
Nathan Smith, known more for criticizing the school board than managing ............... .......... .............
Sa finance company emailed Lewis the leaders must transition from wishing him
dayafter the new superintendent's debut well to asking how they can help him do
meeting in August. well.
"My concem was basically his per- "We can't just hope he succeeds," she
ception of me and a few other people said. "The business community needs to
in the community that do speak out," step up."
Smith said. "I felt we were basically being Lewis'" style and substance will attract
painted with the same brush, critical of .that help, said Betsy Covington, president
them no matter what. I wanted hinmto of the Community Foundation of the
see that's not the case. I really want to be Chattahoochee Valley.
behind him." "I get the sense that he's a very handsLate that night, Lewis sent Smith a on manager but somebody who also lets
reply. people do what they're good at and im"He told me he is an independent element the plans according to their own
thinker, nobody makes up his mind for ideas," said Covington, who will start her
him, and he appreciates people in the one-year chairmanship of the Muscogee
community being involved," Smith said, Educational Excellence Foundation in
then added with a laugh, "Of course, he January
didn't say, 'Keep coming to meetings and A collaborative approach will be key,
fuss at us.'" and Lewis seemslikehe can cooperate
Still, that email showed Smith the new and foster cooperation from others, said
superintendent is committed to commu- Mike Gaymon, the chamber president.
nicating with all of his constituents, gets The business community, however, is
personally involved, and works beyond impatientfor improvement in a district
regular office hours. that has some of the highest-achieving
"It speaks volumes to me," Smith said. Every time they see him speak or mbet different to another constituency," he schools in the state but also some of the "It may seem small, but it's awesome, with him, that's what I hear, and it's very said. lowest. ..
and I've spoken to others who've had the gratifying." Sanderson stressed that he still will. "I don't think folks expect overnight
same exact experience." Varner, however, warned against com- speak against the superintendent-if he miracles," Gaymon said, "but they
The Ledger-Enquirer asked commu- placency from the lack of complaints. feels compelled to do so, but he is willing are reaching the point where they nity activists, leaders and school board "He's still in the honeymoon period," to give him a chance. understand that to dothesame old
members to assess Lewis and the impact he said. "I'm not naYve enough to think as "I think he has done the things that are things and expect different resultsis he has made since the board finished a theyears progress we won't hear some. necessary to build confidence in him," insanity.... A lot of folks are looking for
1-otseradoall oes iwe esayhanidgofdec n i,
16-month search and hired him July23 It happens to all of us if we hangaround he said. "To me, he seems like a person transformation." from Polk County where he was a finalist long enough.", we can unite behind." Frank Myers, a lawyer who was the
for the superintendent's job. (That post District 6 representative Mark Cantrell That's the impression Lewis left with school board's adviser for the campaign eventually went to KathrynLelJoy and noted Lewis delivered on his promise to SusA~o treasurer for the Muscogee, that passed the 2009 SPLOST referendum Smith shortly thereafter took a superin- visit the district's 58 schools and centers county Council of PTAs, after-the new but lately has spoken agai'sttheboard, tendent's job offer in Columbus, Ga.) in his first 120 days aupetintendent spoke to the council. said he wants Lewis to address teachers
Their response was consistently 'A lot of people would be just finding "He was very open," she said. "He spending too much of their owi money
positive. the restrooms down the hall'by now," talked to everyone in the room. He didn't on supplies, being limited to the number
Some cautioned that four months Cantrell said. "So that's remarkable. He's have any notes with him, so it was like he of photocopies they can make, and
could be too early to rate a public really been a go-getter. It excites you to was speaking from the heart." not having enough textbooks for their official's performance. But they acknowl- see that, because that means he's excited Meridith Jarrell, chairwoman of the students. edged that it's plenty of time for initial about the job." Muscogee County Library Board, has Myers also said the district is wasting
impressions to be cemented and affect Cathy Williams, the board's lone seen Lewis at several social gatherings as money on projects such as $510,000 for the rest of the tenure, which for superin- county-wide representative, said she well as meetings of the library founda- a facility to store records, while some tendents of urban districts, according to heard teachers grumble about having to tion, Rotary Club and the school board's students still attend classes in trailers. a 2010 American Association of School stayafter school to meet him, "but you citizens oversight committee for the "He has a difficult job if he's going to Administrators, averages 3.6 years. can only do so much in a school day," Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, straighten this stuff out," Myers said.
And since his first day on the job, Lewis she said. "I still think everybody has been which she now chairs.
repeatedly has promised he would take impressed." "We haven't had a superintendent Possible proposals
only 120 days to analyze the district and Williams likes the way Lewis takes time attend that committee in years," she said. propose possible changes. to explain his thinking, such as improv- "I think he's the face of education in the -Lewis is keeping his plan tightly
Lewis declined to be interviewed for ing training in classroom discipline to community already." wrapped; but he has discussed a few
this story. He said he publiclywould decrease out-of-school suspensions. Mayor Teresa Tomlinson said Lewis discuss his assessment after he presents "It's not'Just because I say so,' but brings a "wonderful freshness that all part of what he proposes to the board, iit to the board following Thanksgiving. 'Because, at the end of the day, that's welcome it just seems to be a new such as:
This much is clear, however It's crucial what's best for you,"' she said. day." "He too shares my belief that revi- Developing a reading program for for a- new superintendent to get off to District 4 representative Naomi talization of blighted and distressed areas early grades,boosted by private funding a good start, said Herb Garrett, who Buckner said Lewis'vision, no matter integrally involves the school system," to replace revenue cut from the state retired in June as executive director of what it comprises, has a better chance she said. budget.
the Georgia School Superintendents of succeeding because he is building Perhaps the most efficient way Lewis Focusing not only on the STEM subAssociation. alliancess. met prominent Columbus players was jects (sciencetechnology, engineering
"The superintendent is a very, very "Once he brings his plan, his changes," by joining the Inter-City Leadership and math) but adding the arts to create public figure," he said, "so it's really she said,"people will tend to accept Conference that the Greater Columbus -STEAM. important to set the tone, that he or she them better if we're in a position of trust Chamber of Commerce led to another Appointing a central office adminisis going to be part of the community and and relationships are established." Columbus, the capital of Ohio. Lewis trator to be a liaison between the superinterested, and that community leaders wowed the crowd with his enthusiasm intendent and the communityin the
are going to respect him or her. The tone Community view what he calls "deliberate urgency" and sectors- west, east and central- which
gets set pretty quickly, and it sounds like ideas about how to utilize local business- would combine the more affluent north
your new guy has done that." Although the school board hires and es in the school system. side with the lower incomesouth side.
fires the superintendent, the represen-. "He never stopped that whole trip," Regardless ofwhat's in the plan, Lewis School board view tatives are influenced by public opinion, said Marquette McKnight, president of already has done enough to prompt
,especiallyfrom community leaders and Media, Marketingand More Inc. and Smith to reconsider the school choice for
Of the nine school board members, activists. director of the Muscogee Educational his daughter, who will be old enough for
four of them were reached this week for Despite learning they attended rival Excellence Foundation. "He just im- pre-indergarten next year. comment about Lewis, and they gushed high schools one year apart in Pinellas pressed everybody with his personal -"To be Zluite honest, I was thiing about him. 'County, Columbus NAACP chapter pres- listening habits and observation habits about-not putting my child inthe public
Board chairman Rob Varner of District ident Nate Sanderson found common and his knowledge." school system because of the wasteful5 praised Lewis for showing an inspiring ground when he met wis. He appreci- ness and my speaking out would make
mix of energy and compassion. ates Lewis speaking about bringing the Stepping up me almost scared for her," he said. "But
"That's not only my assessment but community together and being consis- right now, I am trusting Mr. Lewis."
also from those who have come to me, tent with his message. As he transitions from the "new' (MarkRice is a reporter for the
often unsolicited," Varner said. "It goes r "Too often, you'll see leaders say one superintendent to the familiar chief of Columbus Erquirer-Ledger His story is' like this:'Rob the board got it right' thing to one group and something total the school'district McKnight noted, local reprinter with permission )





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Rebecca Sedwick,12, to
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Student kills self specifics as to why. He was hired November said. "It answered the
over cyber-bullying of the previous year when Superintendent question ofwhere do
over eyeing Sherrie Nickell retired for family health you want Florida to go."
Rebecca Sedwick, a 12-year-old Crystal reasons. During his tenure he dealt with a In the latest agreeLake Middle School student, killed problem between Harrison Center for the ment, A-C-T and
herself Sept 9 when she jumped to her Visualand PerformingArts and Lakeland. Polytech forged an
death at an old High,.where Harrison was denied the agreement to work with
cement business in ability to become a charter school. in squad cars and city buildings and other one another to train and
Lakeland. In her six months in office, LeRoy has places. prepare theuniversity's students as they
Since her death, made it a habit to tour the committee From the scandal, Sue Eberle, 37, a graduate and enter the workforce. the Polk County to relay the changes she plans to make. civilian crime analyst, is no longerworking SheriffsOffice in the school district in her effort to turn there. reports say she said she had sex HMA hospitals being charged two other around the poor grades the school district with officers in patrol cars, a church and sold to Capital Management teens, Guaduple has received. In late November Polk even outside the funeral reception for Shaw, 14, and Vision, a group that facilitates a process a slain cop. She said she wanted to say Almost as soon as it was anNtaieniisaid wrIen s. a slain coo. She said she wanted to say Ams sso si a n
Katelyn Roman, that identifies andbuilds awareness of .ino to some of the advances, but she had nounced, the proposed sale of Health
12, with stalking as, priorities, said itwill establish agroup to consensual sex with some officers but she Management Associates started hitting affidavits said both move business, school and community to also felt coerced. potholes nd onAug. 26, it may have fallen
girls repeatedly improve education and try to keep.Polk In the scandal, PoliceChiefLisa into one.
girl miciousladaolc hifLiait~n
Reecca and maliciously graduates local and employ them. Womnacks job has beeninvestigated Glenview Capital Management, an
Reb 'Sedwic harassed Sedwick. UnderLeRoy, the school district has andthough shestill has herjob, the city investment firm that owns 14.6 percent of
In the third week entered into a plan similar to the one in ~ commission has not decided her fate. its shares, said it has gotten enough votes of Novemberthe state dropped charges Nashville. The plan outlines a strategy .. tooust the entire HMA board after a multi
against the two girls, one of whomhad ap- that would raise the district's overall grade monthfight
peared on NBC's "Today," show. In a press to anA and improve graduation rates. In Polytechnic moving along On ul 30 Nales-based HMA anSconference, attomey Jose Baezdemanded the Nashville Plan, the graduation rate In its move to become an acive nounced it was beingsold to Tennesseeag apology from Polk Sheriff Grady Judd wentfrom 43 to 82 percent overa handful university- Florida's 12th public uiver. based Community Health Systems. The' for what he said and her arrest. of years. To work the plan involved the sity had an openhouse in December amount was a $3.9 billion merger with
In another move Sedwick's mother, businesses and community pitching in to to give -he public a firstlook at the schoo the larger hospital group offering $3.78 a cia Normain, willipush lawmakers to ..help the district. being constructed offInterstate4 and Polk share in cash and stock for HMA.
pass an anti-bullyinglawbecause the Parkway. HMA was already in a takeover battle
current laws do not'do enough to protect Sex scandal at LPD *" The clam-shell signaturebuilding is with Glenview Capital Management.
children She also said she plans to file Nerl a showing its uniquedesign whichisexpect- Glenview said the same day it would conwrong death lawsuits against those she Nearly a dozen cops andofficersat ed to become its highlight The uque tinue its effort to replace the HMA board. believes are responsible for her daughter's the Lakeland Police Department had sex main building was designed by renowned HMA is the owner of Bartow Regional death. or with a female employees and some architect and designer Santiago Calatrava. Medical Center and Heart ofFlorida in
In days after the suicide, the community of it forced over the past seven years, an The entire facilityis expected to costin Haines City. CHS is the owner of Lake held several rallies to help raise money for investigation found. excess of$100 million to complete. Wales Medical Center. ..
the faml The famiyfa y; includes six sisters State Attorney Jerry Hill issued a report Ava Parker, the school's, CEO, said the' The day afterthe announcerfient of the and three brothers. Her funeral on Sept. 16 that found officers engaged in a list of of- university is planning to openfor its first sale the Knoxville News Sentinel reported was attendedby hundreds wearing fenses including having sexwhile on duty; semester in ust 2014, and will house at least seven law firms announced they
anti-bullyingT-shirts. arrangingmeeps atpolice headquarters about 500 students. The STEM university had launched "investigations" on behalf
willbewith 90 percent having Ph.Ds, she of HMA shareholders to look into possible LeRoy hired, changes said.Jn mid-December 319 students had breaches of fiduciaryduty on the part of
come to' school district beetincepedandthe schoolhadgqen 1i, dmana teeM ,t l nH
morelthan 1,800applications, she said. And a w6& fr Ja initAliaan v After months of searching and inter- The goal is teaching students technol- shareholder,filed a class-action lawsuit in
viewing, KathrynLeRoy whoworkedfor ogy and having them field real situations Collier County trying to stop the sale:
'the Duval County School District, was to help them and thestate get into the Glenview anno ced it had submitted.
selected to head the Polk County School ,technology stage. It also has a goal to keep documents to HNfA showing that it has
System, and in her first six months she has students local andboost Polk County's enough shareholder consents to replace
had a hand in a number of changes. economy the board with its own slate of directors.
Inthe search, LeRoy beatDavid -Lewis, A2011 studyby the Central -Florida In a statement fromHMA, it said, "An
":In the searchLeRoy beatDavid~ei A,201 study~b... ""E'... ": m -" .'
wh6 was the assistant superintendent Development Council on Polytechnic's independent inspector of election will
Sof teaching and learning in Polk County. value to Polk showed it will have ai annual promptlyreview and certify the validity
He was onie of three who made the final economic impact of $3.2 billion. The study of the written consents delivered to the
cut. Though Lewis expressed his pleasure also reports an additional 36,610 jobs will Company The iMAboard is committed
with LeRoy's selection, he was selected be created in the localeconomyby the to ensuring an rerly transition if the
for the school district superintendent in project, adding another $,1.3 billion in writtenconsefits delivered by Glenview are
-Muscogee County Board of Education in "'earnings. validated by the independentinspector ofColumbus, Ga., on July 8. Also in that time, i- "We want to develop a high technology election."
Aidra Curts, the interim associated super- *job pool, she said in an appearance in The move doesn't seem to alter CHS'
intendent of business services, resigned. PHOTO BY CASSIE JACOBY November. intention for the merger.
.The month before LeRoy was hired, "We are deignedas a Floridascience, 911 operator helps
interim superintendent John Stewart Kathryn LeRoywas hired in Juneto be the Polk technology, engineering and math school,
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deliver baby over phone
It was nearing the end of along 12hour shift at the Polk County Sheriffs
Departments 911 center when emergency
medical services operatorAshley Pridgen Cristy Vasilakos got-into heated ar i th her boyfriend early one morntook what may be her most memorable ng prior to ki cking him out just before ai He returnedsoohereafter, howcall ever. It all unfolded at about 5 a.m., ever, and demanded to be let in. He brksevera, banged on the
Feb. 22. After 10 hours of sending ambu- front door. The figt moved outside to the sidewalk tecou pe continued
lances and fire trucks where needed, a call to argue.Thenoise Woke neighbors, iclinVick k, who was staying at
came in. An excited, neat hysterical male friends apartment upstairs. Rk 50 went idand tried to intercede
told Pridgen his name and that his wife aw Vasilakos' boyfriend beating her wiaetal object. When he
was in labor and about to deliver. her, Rock pullout her.45Cal. handgun fie. He staggered away
Pridgen's six months of intense 911 and-wsaterfound dead in a nearbypirkin otTapa BayTimes, Riverview,
emergency medical dispatch training /
kicked into high gear. She found out where
the man was calling from and keye Heather Thompson, had a restrainriorder against her forier boyfriendfellow operator to send the nearest ambu- when he entered her home with knife and began stabbing her.-Michael White,
lance to the couples address. 4,Th rrent boyfriend ttack and firedhis rifle twice.
Pridgen switched computer screens and PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW Thex-b6en to the h er died of his6juries. Thompcalled up a standard series ofbpregnan- Maje Jn H h i uri
cy-relatalled quep a stionsdard seriuch as of prwhen was then Maj. John Haynel, who served in Wordd War, son, wh iregant, was taken to the hospital as well and treated for multiple baby d-relatue; was the mons, su-to-be conscious; the the Korean War and Vietnam, bows hishead at stab Wods. She is expected to recover.There were two childrniWithe homeat baby due, was the mom-to-beingo the Purpleeart Monument ceremonyin Lake- of the attack, but nootherinjuies were reported. (The PostStr, Danby,
ou; the Purple'Heart Monument ceremony in Lake- Yhaa tn t re.(
was she breathiing OK, was she bleedin. 5:813 ::::)i: li::::? ,
s Pridgen was talking to the expectant land on Aug. 7. He earned a Purple Heart when 6/18/13) As Pridgen was talking to the expectant he was wounded at Bunker Hill. On that date, father, she could hear the expectant mom more than 700 peoplewenttoaceremonyatthe 'After a day's work.atirst National Ba a woman found herself at gunpoint in labor, sometimes clearly and sometimes. Lakeland Centerforthe dedication of a Purple her own home. Husband. was being held by the two intruders as well. The
Her fellow operators at the Sheriff's Heart Monument at Veterans Memorial Park. assailants abducted the coupled forced them to drive bak to the bank and Her fellow operators at the Sherffs dis- take an undisclosed amount of ney, then ordered them to continue driving. It
patch center and her supervisor keyed into baby up and put it on the mother's belly, was then that the husband grabbed a gun kept in the vehicle and fired at thesuswhat was happening at Pridgen's station. tie the cord with the shoestring and wait pects before calling 911. Police arrivedto find both suspects lying pn-the ground
"I thinkeveryone was sort of listening to for the afterbirth to deliver," saidPridgen. near the vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds. They were taken to the hospiwhat was happening," Pridgen said. "We 9i
what was happening," Pridgen said. "We "It was amazing. I askedhim what the tal where one suspect was pronounced dead. (Times Record News, Houston, TX, have pregnancy calls all the time, but we baby was and he said it was a boy, andhis 8/4/13) usuallyjust send an ambulance and that's name was Bentley James. it." ."Then I heard the fire/rescue people Police were dispatched to Pizza Heaven II late one evening to respond to a robPridgen took a deep breath-and made come in. I asked the father if theywere bery. The owner of the pizzeria reported that he had just been robbed by two sure of her composure as events unfolded. beside him. He saidyes," she added. "I told -men, one of whom was armed with a rifie.The robbers demanded money from
"I knew I had to get the father calmed him good job and that he and mom did the cash register, which the owner handed over. The suspects then ordered the downs we coulddo what had tobe great" owner into an office where they demanded more money. Instead, the owner
done," she said. She tookhim from panick- pulled out his own firearm. One of the robbers was so alarmed that he fell backing to birth coach in a matter of minutes. -ig to birth coach in a matter ofinutes. Amazon to put -ward and dropped his rifle. The owner then chased the two robbers from his
heIcould do ths.ThenIto dhimto geta warehouse in Lakeland business. Both men were later arrestedand charged with first-degree robbery,
get second-degree larceny and conspiracy for both counts.No one was injuredin
towel, a safety pin, and a shoestring. Then I Internet retail giant Amazon.com con- the robbery of the pizzeria. (The New Haven Register, New Haven, CT, 8/20/13) told him to stay with the woman. nte t eit wl bu
"Then, all of a sudden,1 could hear the firmed in late October it will build distribu- .
Then, all of a suddenI could hear the ftilon centers in Lakeland and Hillsborough Shortly before midnight, three men entered Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall
bthe to the County, with theexpectation of creating brandishing weapons and attempted to rob the polkabar. The owner Af the
more than 1,000 full-time jobs. business, Andy Kochanski, pulled out his own firearm and fired on the suspiects,
The Lakeland facility will concentrate on killing one. The other two robbers fled the scene, but were later arrested. "I depacking and shipping large items, such as fended myself," said Kochanski. "I did the shooting. TWO guys with guns; what kayaks and televisions.The Hillsborough are you,going to oPeotect yourself and yourcustomers, that's what I did' (The County center along 1-75 in Ruskin will Huffingto Post, Milwaukee, WI, 8/19/13) handle smaller items, ranging from books
to electronics and consumer goods. Rodney Long, 38, an inmate who had escaped from prison, decided to hide out in An Amazon news release did not men- the home of 71-year-old Jerome Mauderly and his wife Carolyn, 66. He broke into tion when the facilities could be operation- the home around 10:15 p.m. and held the couple hostage as he gathered supal or the potential for other centers. plies to aid in his escape.But after four hours, Jerome Mauderly decided to put The site in Lakeland would create 385 up a fight and retrieved his shotgun. Mauderly fired a single shot before a 911 call jobsin the mid $30,000 pay range, not all was made shortly after 2 a.m. Police arrived to find Long lying face down in the full time. The warehouse is at 1760 County kitchen of the Mauiderlys'home with a fatal gunshot wound, putting an end to SLine Road. the manhunt. Long was serving time on a burglary charge andwas suspected of
Amazon fulfillment center jobs pay on shooting a sheriff's deputy after his escapefrom prison.The Mauderlys sustained average 30 percent more than traditional no injuries. (The Huffington Post, Bedford, IA, 8/21/13) retail jobs and that doesn't include the
stock grants that full-time employees John Hunt was outside washing his car with his two sons around 7 p.m. when PHOTO PROVID receive, the company said. Employees they were approached by two armed men. One of the men put his gun to the. PHOTO PROVIDED get comprehensive benefits, a press neck of Hunt's son, Marcus, and said, "You know what tinie it is" Marcus ran into a
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-a pose for theirshow which debuted on {CMT programs like Career Choice, where it will of cash. He then fired a shot at Marcus. Meanwhile, Hunt had gone inside and reat 9a.m. Sunday.Its called Hillbillies for Hire. pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for trieved his 9 mmhandgun. Hunt quickly returned to the scene and fired at both Thelakeland residents starin the show where courses relatedto in-demand fields. suspects, striking one inthechest andthe other in the thigh. After being treated, their practical jokes are broadcast. TOP |23 both men were arrested and are now facing charges offirst-degree robbery. (The
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it was not he but his staff who were truly coming, Polk State College is getting set to the more deserving. This time was no open in Bartow in January, CSX is opening
exception. is Winter Haven and Pinellas County is
FROM PAGE 21 looking into railroad service.
Locomotive parked "If we don't do MyRide now what is the
permanentlyr future competitive advantage we have?"
Talks of moving Youth Fair Nearly 100 yeaes ago awo-outsteam.
from Bartow broached railroad engine was discarded by a phos- Tigers get millions
Concerns whether the Polk County phate mine and buried in mining debris, of dollars from county
Youth Fair may be moving from Bartow In November it got a permanent home
to Fort Meade are premature, County just outside the Mulberry Phosphate In a unanimous vote, the Polk County
Commissioner Melony Bell said in Museum. Commission in July OK'd $14.56 million PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER
February at a Tiger Bay meeting when the The 21-ton hulk, found on land be- for the Detroit Tigers spring training home
subject was being broached. tween Bartow and Mulberry just north of in Lakeland. Tom Phillips, Executive Director of Lakeland
The idea theYouth Fair might move State Road 60, was unearthed by Mosaic While expressing support for keeping Area Mass Transit, responds to several issues
was first reported on Feb. 2. It has been workers who were tending to abandoned the Tiger organization in Lakeland, raised related to the proposal to put on th?
held in Bartow the past 66 years and is Mulberry phosphate property. They found Commissioner George Lindsey at the November 2014 ballot a referendum seeking
currently housed at the WH. Stuart Center the relic buried under some 20 feet of meeting wanted Lakeland and the Tigers a one cent surtax to raise money that will go on U.S. 17. detritus and dirt. to do more in the community, to mass transit and roads/bridges. Phillips has
Bell said the informal conversations that At an unveiling ceremony at the "There doesn't appear to be any sympa- spent the year traveling from club to club and
first arose were initiated by members of rnuseum, Director ChelseaYoung said thy for the full $17 million," Lindsey said. making public appearances wherever he can
theYouth Fair board as well as parents of the exhibit would add to the museum's The most he would support would only be to push for passage to the sales tax.
those who were participating. inventory and show visitors how import- $14.56 million, and he made a motion for
I was told, 'We've outgrown the ant mining has been and will be to the that amount. Other commissioners want- constituents who opposed the $17 milfacility,"' said Bell. The site, she continued, west Polk community. ed an even lower amount. Commissioner lion. However, like Smith, he would
is landlocked, barring further-growth. That "This is just another piece to add to EdwinV Smith, who seconded Lindsey's support Lindsey's motion.
hamstrings the possibility of further devel- what phosphate mining has done for Polk motion, said that although he would Only Commissioner Melony Bell
opment of the Youth Fair, which has grown County and how long its been an integral prefer as little as $12 million, he would opposed Lindsey's amount She asked for increasingly popular each'succeeding year. part of our history," she said. support Lindsey. a compromise, between $15to $15.2 milThe Youth Fair board, she added, gave her Finding the relic was the easy part, ex- "There's a strong feeling that commit- lion. None-of the other commissioners the go-ahead to explore a move. pained Mosaic spokesman Callie Neslund. ting the entire $17 million is not fair to the would budge, particularly Lindsey.
Bell admitted one of her first responses "Getting it here was-a challenge," rest of the county." "The county will do what is reasonable,"
was the viability of moving the youth fair Neslund said. "But it finally made it to the Commissioner John Hall also wanted he said: He felt a higher amount Will fail, so to her hometown, which is in the process end of the tracks." a lower amount, but not as low as he refused to withdraw his motion.
of considering building an equestrian Neslund explained that the buried 1880 $12 million. He was more comfortable In December during a legislative
center. Always one to promote the town engine belongs to the state and everything with a $13 million range. He added that hearing, commissioners asked for help she was born and raised in, Bell said she about it had to be cleared through the he had received calls and emails from from the state.
thought to herself, "How neat for the south Department of Environmental Regulations end of the county, to bring in tourism." and the Department of State's Historical
Glenn Clover, of Oak Square Resources Division. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS BEFORE THE CITY OF
Consultants, Lakeland, was working with "Since we knew it was a historical
the City of Fort Meade on the proposed artifact, we knew we had to have the State FORT MEADE PLANNING & ZONING BOARD AND THE CITY COMMISSION
equestrian center. According to Clover, Historical Resources Department involved TO AMEND THE CITY OF FORT MEADE UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT
Fort Meade City Commissioners recently in anything we did." REGULATIONS, ORDINANCE NO. 97,2 AS AMENDED AND-CODE OF ORDINANCES,
authorized going forward with a feasibil- She drew laughs at the unveiling when ORDINANCE 89-20ASAME NDCDE
ity study to be submitted to the United she explained how a Mosaic crew thought ORdINANCE NO. 8820 AS AMENDED.
States Department of Agriculture (USDA) they unearthed a cannon.
of creating a more complete outdoor "Of course, we know now it was the train Notice is hereby given that the Planning & Zoning Board of the City of Fort Meade, Florida will hold a
destination spoton the east side of the engine." public hearing on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., in the City Commission Chambers, City Hall,
city, off of U.S. 98. Historians believe the engine was built 8 West Broadway, Fort Meade, Florida, for the purpose of forwarding their recommendation to the City
Preliminary plans have identified such about 1880 for passenger service by the Commission for a proposed amendment to Ordinance Nos. 97-2 and 88-20, the City (f Fort Meade Uninew features asRV camping, an eques- Manchester Locomotive Works in New fled Land Development Regulations for text amendments and the Code of Ordinances.
trian area, a new boat launch site on the Hampshire. How it wound up buried in Peace River near Mount Pisgah Road, a Polk County will remain a mystery, be- Members of the Planning Commission will be present to receive public input and comments and to make
golf driving range and even the possibility cause no records from any earlier owners) recommendations to the City Commission for amending said Ordinances. of a replica fort. The current plan, drawn could be located.
utp in August 2010,obefore the-Youth Fair Local phosphate inning buff Richard '> Anyone wishing to offer ihput.pro or con in regard to the above request may be heard at i i ii'iime. component had been identified, calls for Fifer said he believed the engine was used. an 37,500 square-foot outdoor arena and to switch rail cars from track to track at Interested parties may examine the documents at the office of the City Plannerat City Hall, 8 West Broad20-stall bam among other equestrian the defunct mine until the 1920sand then way, Fort Meade, Florida, from 8:00am. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays.
amenities. buried. Young said she believed it had to
have been buried before WorldWar ii or Notice is hereby given that the City Commission of the City of Fort Meade, Florida will hold public hearClerk's gallery named for it would have been used as scrap metalto ings on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 and February 11, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., respectively, in the Commission
Weiss in his retirement support the war effort. Chambers, City Hall, in said City, for the purpose of adopting new Ordinances as follows:
The Cerkls Gallery in the Polk County Phillips pitching Amend Ordinance No. 97-2, by amending the City of Fort Meade Unified Land Development Regulations
History Center was renamed as the
Richard M.Weiss Clerks of Court Gallery, transportation tax by adopting text amendments.
the History Center is the former county Tom Phillips, the executive director of
courthouse, whereWeiss had an office the Lakeland Area Mass Transit system, The proposed Ordinance is entitled: AN ORDINANCE OF TE CITY OFPORT MEADE, FLORIDA,
prior to the construction of the current has been making his way around theLAND DEVELOPMENTREGULATIONS OF courthouse. The request was made at the county to pitch next year's attempt for a THE CITY OF FORT MEADE, FLORIDA, BY ADOPTING CHANGES IN THE UNIFIED LAND behest of Stacy Butterfield, who will take transportation tax to help the county's bus DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS OF THE CITY; INCLUDING THE AMENDMENTS THEREIN; over as Clerk of the Court on Jan. 8, after system. PROVIDING FOR SEVERABIL1TY, PROVIDING FOR A COPY TO BE KEPT ON FILE, REPEALWeiss retired this year. Phillips said we're already paying a ING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Weiss sewed for more than four decades transportation tax, however, he is asking
as Clerk of Courts. organizations is the way we're paying fair -And
Major succ es as these have been the to the taxpayers? Currently the transporrule rather than the exception during his station tax is paid for through.a mill in.the Aend Ordinance No. 33-20, amending the City of Fort Meade Code of Ordinances, Section(5-58)!Fwl 45 years of service," said Butterfield. property taxe& Then the county contrib- Running at Large.
think 'wow' is appropriate, :saidWeiss. utes $4 million from the budgets bottom
about the renaming at a count commis- line, he said. The ballot seeks to change The proposed Ordinance is- entitled: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF FORT MEADE, FLORIsion meeting. "It's really hard for me to the funding to come from a 1 cent surtax DA, -AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF FORT MEADE, FLORIDA; express right now the feelings I am going from sales taxes.- .AMENDING THE SECTION (5-58) RELATED TO FOWL RUNNING AT LARGE AND IMPOSING
through." "Do we want to keep homeowners pay- NEW GUIDELINES FOR.FOWL WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
In the past, whenever Weiss had been ing for it or do we want to use sales taxes, PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. citedfor an award or accomplishment, he which would be paid for by everyone?" always made it a point fo let it be known Phillips asked at a Tiger Bay meeting in Any interested parties may inspect the proposed Ordinances at the Office of the Deputy City Clerk in City October, adding that tourists pay 20 per- Hall of the City of Fort Meade, Florida, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays. cent of the sales taxes in Polk County.
Phillips said past failed referendums on At said hearing any person, his/her agent or attorney, may appear and be heard. If a person decides to the transportation tax asked the question appeal any decision made by the Planning & Zoning Board or the City Commission with respect to any poorly Mass transportation is needed matter considered at such hearing, he/she will need a report of the proceedings, that, for such purpose,
Polk County because of its population and he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the' for economic reasons, but paying for it has testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based (F.S. 286.105). to come from a fair method and it has to
Serve the people who useit or should use In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and FES. 286.26, persons with disabilities needit ing special accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk prior to the
Cadllac solution but it will get 28 percent prcedngsbeat (83) 285-1 x-23O3 80)95-70(vie for assistance;.fhaigipietlehn h lrd ea PHOTO BY AL PALMER of us to Work," he said, adding that isevc ubr 80 5-71(D)OR(0)9587 vie o sitne
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PASSION PETS





The declawing debateDeclawing cats is a topic that often They often use their nails when stretch- grow into e aw pad. Not to mention involved. arouses strong opinions for those on
both sides of the issue. There are those who believe it to be painful, cruel and Dr.Ashley Lab
unnecessary; and others who believe it
fulfills a certain need and can be doneappropriately. I tend to le6n toward the latter.
A cat's claws serve them as a method of defense. This function is most
important in a cat living outdoors.
An outdoor cat needs its claws to
be-able to defend against, and escape
from, predators. This function of claws ing and to leave their scent behind as is not as important in a cat that will be well. However, these natural behaviors housed strictly indoors. The biggest can be destructive in our households. predators in the house are the family Trimming the sharp tips off of the nails dog (which often learns quickly from can help to decrease the destruction, hissing and spitting to stay away), but has to be done frequently. Many toddlers with inquisitive tail-pulling people are fearful of trimming the nails hands and pet parents attempting to too short, or the cat may simply be administer pills for some ailment. uncooperative for the process. There Cats by nature do a lot of scratching are also plastic nail caps that can be with their nails. This is not intended to glued to the nail tips. These need to be be a destructive behavior. They scratch changed frequently as the nail grows, to keep their nails healthy and clean. or they can cause an infection if they pliant cat. The other option is surgical each toe to close the skin. declawing. After all nails are removed I apply
Hereis the general anatomy of the bandages to each foot. Pre-operative cat toe and nail: and post-operative pain medications are
8The toe is composed of. three bones. administered, to ensure the patient is The nail is attached via the ungula comfortable. The bandages are removed process to-the third bone. Between the, the day after surgery and the patient is second and third bone are two pairs of able to go home the following day S.... ligaments. Every veterinarian develops While declawing isan elective
P17W' "7 "" P, ......their own individual technique for procedure, I do believe in some
any surgical procedure, but all accom- situations it is appropriate. If done plishing the same task. I choose to properly and with appropriate pain Find us on use a scalpel blade, in order to make medication, cats recover very well
.... .. plstiing th-same tas. I choos to ryeadr.withrpre pin
I Facebook quick, precise-incisions. Removing from the procedure. There are many
the claw on each toe involves a skin cats without homes, and if declawing incision, and transecting each of the gives a cat a "forever home" I think thefour ligaments. No cutting of bone is cat is benefiting.


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So up North people have winterized out warm, cozy places during winter, the car, the house, and the lawn. But and they're often drawn to space heatwhat about the pet? In Florida there ers, heat lamps and fireplaces. These may be less concern than our northern heat sources can pose dangers to your neighbors, but there are precautions pets, so it's important to monitor them. people should take to keep your pet safe. Stray hairs can ignite quickly, so keep all fluffy tails from exposure to heat
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Anti-Freeze: Never, ever leave auto- a fireplace by usinga safety screen or motive antifreeze where your pet can glass.
access it, and make sure you clean up .any spills quickly and thoroughly. This Outdoor threats
highly toxic, yellowish green liquid contains ethylene glycol, which is a The Elements: Your pet isn't totally powerful toxin that can quickly damage protected from winter's chill just your pet's kidneys. A single lick of this because he has fur. Short-haired breeds fluid can pose serious dangerto ithe that live in cold climates may be-in need PHOTO PROVIDED
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ing emergency. . Never leave your pet unattended in getting in and starting your car. traveling by car, be sure to take all the
Windshield Cleaner: This cleaner is a freezing cold car., Once you shut off Of course, you could always avoid .necessary steps for a safe, happy and less toxic thanantifreeze, but it's still a : your car's heater, the temperature drops winterthreatsby traveling south to a fun winter road trip, including. securing. serious threat to your pet. Most varieties far more rapidly than you might think. warmer climate: If you plan to escape pet friendly hotels and accommodacontain methanol, which can cause se- Bodies of Water: Romping through winter's chill by traveling with your tions along your travel route. vere nervous system depression in pets, the snow off-leash is a favorite winter which may result in drooling, vomiting, pastime for many dogs. However, before CATS DOGS OTHER SMALL ANIMALS and instability,.. you remove the leash, it's important Carol Thompson, VMD
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CALENDAR WELCOME TO YOUR COMMUNITY CALENDAR "
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a Thursday, Dec. 26 Work Session, School Board Meeting ,,Tuesday, Jan. 21 Miracle Temple FBC, 2051 Macon St.,
and Public Hearing, 12:30 p.m. work English Class, 6 p.m. Bartow Public session, 5 p.m. meeting. Work session Golden Age Club, noon. Royal City Library, 2150 S. Broadway, Bartow. Public hearing for final adoption of Gospel Quartet with Wade Shirah. 863-534-0131. the proposed rezoning of Winston Dues are 50 cents which pays for NTuesday,_Jan 28
Elementary for the 2014-15 academic coffee and tea that goes with the Work Session, School Board Kwanzaa Celebration, to 2 p.m., school year. Kathleen High, 1100 Red covered dish luncheon. Members pay Meeting, Public Hearing and free. Kuumba Dancers and Drummers DevilWay, Lakeland. $3.50 per person toward the meat Grievance Hearing, 1 p.m. work sesof Tampa Bay. Guests will learn about in lieu of a covered dish. Collection sion and 5 p.m. meeting. Grievance
the principles Kwanzaa is founded taken at each meeting to pay for hearing will take place from noon to
upon and be able to do a little danc- M Wednesday, Jan. 15 entertainment. Bartow Civic Center, 1 p.m. Polk Education Association
ing with the Kuumba Dancers. Polk ACE Mentor Kick Off and Training, 2250 Floral Ave., Bartow. Grievance #330 will be held on behalf Museum of Art, 800 E. Palmetto St., 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Will there be enough of Dionne Ebisawa, regarding the
Lakeland; 863-688-5423. Architects, construction managers, Bartow City Council, 5:30 p.m. District's position on mid-year teachand engineers to fill the industry's workshop, 6:30 p.m. meeting. 450 N. er transfers. Ridge Community High, EMonday, Dec. 30 needs ten years from now? What Wilson.Ave., Bartow. 863-534-0100. 500 Orchid Drive, Davenport.
ade. Ccan you do to help? The mission
e-Book and Tablet Class, 3 p.m. of the ACE Mentor program is to Wednesday, Jan. 22 nThursday, Jan. 30
Bartow Public Library, 2150 S.engage, excite, and enlighten high y
Broadway, Bartow. 863-534-0131. school Community Redevelopment Free Diabetes Class, Ito 4 p.m.
in architecture, engineering, and K Agency,8 a.m. City Commission Diabetic Classes include a General
U Tuesday, Dec. 31 construction through mentoring. Chamber, BartoW City Hall, 450 N. overview of the diseaseprocess, highChristmas tree burning, 6:30 p.m. Refreshments provided. Bartow High Wilson Ave. lighting ways to prevent, detect and
Annual burning of Christmas t School Cafeteria, 1270 S. Broadway treat the complications of diabetes.
Annua br In of Chita trees E~traJn 5Educators discuss the importance
under supervision ofthe Bartow Fire Ave., Bartow, 863-533-7193. Saturday, Jan. 25 uto sical activity an
Department. There will be songs and Chamber of Commerce annual weitio n deaingwit
speeches. Mary Holland Park, Bartow. 13th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. weight management in dealing with
Essay Challenge and Breakfast. 7 a.m. event, 6 p.m. cocktail-hour, 7 p.n. the disease. Fort Meade Community Bartow Civic Center, 2250 Floral 7 a. events. This year's theme is the cir- Center, 10 S. West 3rd St., Fort Meade. Bartowy, CivicBaCenter6, 250 loraAve., cus. Annual-Chamber of Commerce 863-519-2041 or 863-519-2066,to BMonday, Jan.6 artow. 863-53-5901. of event featuring community reserve seats..
BartowCityCouncil, 5:30p.m. ..awards. Incoming Pr sident Myrtice'. workshop, 6:30 p.m. meeting. 450 N. 10th annual MLK Breakfast, :FYiudagywiibe installed. $65 per ticket. Wilson Ave., Bartow. 863-534-0100. 11:30 a.m., free. Bartow National Bartow CivicCenter, 2250 S. Floral Fdy Jan. 31 Guard Armory, 120 Bartow Municipal Ave., Bartow. Call Linda Holcomb Shooter Showdown, 11 a.m. regEThursdav, Jan. 9 Airport Road. RSV to Nixsa DelValle at 863-533-7125 for tickets and istration, lunch at noon, shooting
information, begins at 1 p.m. Awards at 3:30 p.m.
Free Diabetes Class, 1 to 4 p.m. edu by Jan. 6. Charitable sporting clays event
Diabetic Classes include a general
overview of the disease process, Prayer Bunch, 10 a.m., $10 dona- that raises funds for Winter Haven
highlighting ways to prevent, de- ESunday, Jan. 19 tion asked. Theme is The Necessity Hospital Emergency Department:
tect and treat the complications Bartow Adult Concert Band, of Prayer. Swedish meatballs, baked patients. Tenoroc Shoot-itigCenter "of diabetes. Educators discuss the 2:30 p.m. free. Bartow Civic Center, chicken wings, yellow rice, green 3755 Tenoroc Mine Road,-east of importance of nutrition, physical 2250 S. Floral Ave., Bartow.. beans, dinner roll, tossed salad, fruit North Combee Road, just south of activity and weight management in cup, banana pudding and iced tea. Interstate 4. 863-292-4138.
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Winter Haven. 863-519-2041 or 863- Financial Peace University, 9 a.m., 519-2066 to reserve seats. Taught by Dave Ramsey on DVD
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Make wholesome breakfasts a priority

By JUDY E. BUSS cook. The following are some excellent loadedwith sugar and oftenrincludes Nothing good canbe accomplished
SCORRESPONDENT breakfast menu choices. You can mix artificial color, flavor, -and other health without some'planning; don't let your
and match them as well: busters). health go belly-up .
Skipping breakfast or consuming a Day one: A bowl of whole grain cold Day four: Low-fat cottage cheese, Create a breakfast strategy: get up on highly processed, sugary, fatty, addi- cereal, (sugar, syrup, or artificial sweet- 2 slices whole, or multi-grain toasted time, allowing for preparation and eattive-laden one, sledge-hammers your eners-free). Top with nuts or seeds, and bread, spread with pure (additive-free) ing calmly at a table. Cook some items health. Friends, starting our day with a a cup of low-fat milk or soy milk. One peanut butter which maycontain a in advance on evenings or weekend wholesome breakfast is an important hard-cooked egg and a half cup (not small am6unt-of salt, but nothing else; days: hard-cooked eggs; extra amounts element in the maintenance.of good more) pure.orange juice. an apple, or two kiwifruit, or an orange. of dinner meat, or whole grain dishes,
health and a normal weight. It nour- Day two: Hot-cooked, old fashioned Day five: One poached egg, and a such as brown rice, quinoa, or bulgur, ishes our bodies and fuels us with a rolled oats cereal (oatmeal), which bowl of granola cereal with a cup of for "leftovers;" wash and dry fruit to sustained energy to start our day after requires only 10 minutes cooking time milk or soy milk. last you for several mornings. Post
a long fast during the night. It also pre- -while you are taking a shower.... Mix Day si Hot-cooked buckwheat cere- a permanent list of ingredients and vents us from feeling famished shortly with a half teaspoon powdered cin- al (kasha), mixed with a pat of butter, a menus inside a kitchen cabinet door. after a nutritionally poorbreakfast, and namon, wheat germ, one tablespoon tablespoon raisins, low-fat milk or soy Before food-shopping consult your. beginning the daily merry-go-round raisins, and a pat of butter. Add low-fat milk; a half cup low-fat ricotta cheese. list and stock up on an assortment of of junk chain-nibbling orovereating at .milk or soy milk. Kasha can be found in the (Jewish) breakfast options. A habit today a
lunchtime. Day three: A cup of low-fat, addi-" ethnic section of most grocery stores. lifestyle tomorrow.
A wide variety of healthy, ready-to- five-free, plain yogurt. Add your own Day seven: two bran or whole-grain Have a great. day!
eat breakfast options, are available, fresh fruit pieces, nuts or seeds. (Yogurt muffins, a cup of buttermilk, and-small Presented as part of the Building a and ones which take only minutes to with commercially added "fruit" is piece of leftover meat. Healthy Polk Initiative.


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Building a healthier Polk employees, and winners were an- After the awards werepresented, Diabetic Classes include a generalnounced at the hospital's holiday party Moore and Bachelder announced that overview of the disease process, highLearn what Building a Healthier Dec.'14. as an added incentive, there will be lighting ways to prevent, detect and
Polk accomplished in its first year at Winners were: another round of weigh-ins in March treat the complications of diabetes.
3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 and learn Male: for those -who completed this year's Educators will also discuss the imporwhat itplans to do to continue to fight First: Todd Schoen, 25.9 percent challenge; any employee who had tance of nutrition, physical activity and obesity. weight lost maintainedtheir weight loss during that weight management in dealing with the
Buil~g a Healthier Polk is a group of Second: Monte Holm, 18.9 percent lost three month period will receive a cash disease. Discussion will also highlight community partners brought together Female: prize as well. blood glucose monitoring, cover the
by Polk Vision who are working towards First: Danise Jackson, 26.8 percent lost The program is funded by the hospi- different medications available and look the goal of reducing the obesity rate in Second: Wanda Joyce, 21:6 percent lost tal and the medical staff as an employee at ways to schedule diabetic check-ups. Polk County. The Weight Loss Challenge started wellness initiative. :Classes are scheduled for:
Strategyleaders are working to in August with initial weigh-ins. 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 at the
impact healthy weight within schools;- Participating employees then weighed New free Diabeticd Circle B Bar Reserve, 4399 Winter Lake
local communities, doctors' offices, in once a month.. classes offered Road, WinterHavern.
work sites and universities as they "Our Dietitian Jamie Moore, who 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 at the
discuss what they've learned in 2013 helped coordinate this year's challenge,. The Polk Healthcare Plan has an- Fort Meade Community Center, 10 S. and how they have worked to make the provided healthy eating-tips-and recipesI nounced additional free Diabetic Classes West 3rd St., For; Meade. healthy choice the easy choice in Polk regularly throughout the challenge," for Polk County residents on Feb. 6 and 24. 1 tb.o 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 at the County. said LWMC Marketing Director To:reserve seats, residents should call Polk Health Care Plan Risk Management,
The workshop is from 3:30-to 5 p.m. Maryemma Bachelder, who helped 863-519-2041 or.863-519-2066. Division Bldg., 2135 Marshall Edwards
in the county commission chambers, coordinate the program. "It's important With diabetes becoming a serious Drive, Bartow. 330 W Church St., Bartow. Those who, to us that we encourage our employees problem in Polk County, the Polk 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Feb. 24 at want to attend are asked to respond to make healthy lifestyle changes, and Healthcare Plan felt it was important the Parkview Medical Clinic, 1205 Dr. at info@polkvision.com byMonday, that we not encourage fad diets or yo-yo to offer these free classes to residents," Martin L.:King Jr. Way, Haines City.
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\ Each month, the male and female for the county. "We strongly believe free classes, call 863-519-2041 or 863Weight loss challenge winner with the biggest percentage weight loss the best way to mitigate the damage 519-2066. Tran sportation is available S for that month received a cash prize. At diabetes has caused our residents is for Polk HealthCGare members through Lake Wales Medical Center held the end, the top two male and females to arm them with the knowledge they Transit Services by calling 863-534-5500, aWeight Loss Challenge for its each won cash prizes. need to combat the disease." ext. 4.




























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Shooter Showdown to benefit ER patients

The third annual Shooter Showdown, planning committee member and a member said. "It is easy to get to and Winter Haven Hospitl administrators
a charitable sporting clays event that Winter Haven Hospital Foundation not far from home, which wllAmake the. on implementing systematic improveraises funds for Winter Haven Hospital Trustee, said. whole day that much more enjoyable." ments in the delivery of emergency care
Emergency Department patients, is For the uninitiated, sporting clays is a The facility is located at 3755 Tenoroc services and integration of emergency
scheduled Friday, Jan. 31 at the Tenoroc form of clay target shooting that is often Mine Road, east of North Combee Road, care with other patient care services. Shooting Center in Lakeland. described as "golf with a shotgun," said just south of Interstate 4. "The ER is where care begins for more
Launched in 2011, the Shooter William "Bill" Murrell, planning commit- Eric Adamson, chairman of the Winter than 60 percent of ourpatients. So on
Showdown isa unique event for the tee member and a member of the Winter Haven Hospital Foundation Board of behalf of the ER's medical staff, nurses Winter Haven Hospital Foundation, Haven Hospital Board of Trustees. Trustees, said: "We are very grateful for and team members, I want to express which hasmany supporters and philan- "Sporting clays is considered to be the enthusiastic support that we have our thanks to the Foundation trustees thropic leaders who also happen to be .mIore challenging than trap shooting receivedsince launching the Shooter who have created this fun and innovative avid outdoorsmen and women. or skeet shooting because it involves Showdown three years ago. We've been event to create more resources for our
"We are blessed that so many ofour a four-member team riding through able to take a one-of-a-kind concept-and community's emergency department," community leaders and philanthropic- a course ona gocart, shooting clay- turn it into a great charitable event that Steve Nierman, president ofWinter supporters also happen to be outdoor targets at multiple stations," Murrell expands access to health care in Polk Haven Hospital, said. enthusiasts. This is an event they can said. "Unlike trap andskeet, which are County Our thanks go out to everyone. The event begins at 11 am. with regwholeheaftedly support, largely because games of repeatable target presentations, who has had a role in creating this istration of participanrits.A catered ltinch when they are outdoors testing their sporting clays targets are launched event." begins at noon. Shootingbegins at 1 p.m.,
shooting sills, it's something that fits from throwing machines in a variety of: The Winter Haven Hospital Emergency An awards presentation is at 3:30 p.m. into their lifestyle. At the same time, it is trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations Department is managed through a A four-member team is offered for a a great way to increase our community's and distances." unique partnership between the hospital sponsorship of$1,000.
support for the thousands of men, "TheTenoroc Shooting Center is and the University of Florida College of For information on Shooter Showdown
women and children who are treated located in Polk County, approximately Medicine/Shands Healthcare. The part- event sponsorship opportunities, call each year at Winter Haven Hospital's 20 minutes from Winter Haven," said nership was launched in 2003 and has Holly Hughes at the Winter Haven. Emergency Department," Lynn Oakley, Alan Gustafson, planning committee resulted in a focused effort by UF and Hospital Foundation, 863-292-4138.

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'Low-grade lymphoma'isgrouping, not diagnosis

DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently was other treatments-besides Flomax that because cruciferous vegetables are
diagnosed with low-grade lyinphoma might help your symptoms. so healthy, there still is probably an
(after all bloodwork showed no other Dr. Keith Roach DEAR DR. ROACH: I read your overall benefit
disorders). I have been trying to recent column on grilled meat, and Dr. Roach regrets that he is unable
research this online and am having have a question about roasting vege- to answer individual letters, but
no luck finding much information. I ] tables. My daughter is a very healthy will incorporate them in the column
haye a CT scan every six months to eater but loves roasted vegetables, to whenever possible. Reader may email
check for any changes in my lymph ReadersmaMyWe the point that they are quite charred, questionsto ToYourGoodHealth@
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isn't a diagnosis, which is why you person, behaves a little differently, tables, but the risk is very low, and be ordered from www.rbmamall.com. aren't finding anything on the Web. so they have to be watched, and it Lymphoma is a type ofblood cancer, requires experience to know when to very similar to a leukemia, and the start treatment. abnormal cells live within the blood DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 80 years or blood structures such as the bone old, and have been bothered by "Put the spring back BloImechanlcallv
marrow, spleen and lymph nodes. frequent urination for many years. There are many types of lymphomas, My urologist was constantly recom- in yourstep De ge Ortheti
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S Dor the propertymanage- glowingly of their comC O ment firm responsiblefor munities, while a poorly
maintaining the com- run management firm
FROM PAGE 1 munity and enforcing can frustrate homeownthe rules. Rules may not ers who feel they are
from community to allow pets or only allow not getting what they're
community and the pets of a certain size. paying for. Some properbest deal is not always Other rules may restrict. ty management firms fail the one with the lowest how owners can decorate to collect homeowners homeowners association their condos during the association fees for fees. Low fees tend to holiday season or how months at a time, only to provide less bang for the they can furnish the exte- send letters demanding buck, generally covering rior of their properties, back dues down the only the most basic ser- limiting patio furiture road. Others-simply-don't vices. Higher fees often to a set number of chairs live up to expectations, mean the community- or tables.'Some condo failing to make repairs in
offers more amenities, owners are glad such a timely manner while
sucias a private pool rules are in place, while letting the property fall and gym forresidents. others might find such into disrepair. If possible,
Some people prefer such stipulations intrusive, speak to current comamenities, while others Each community has munity residents about
-would rather find better different rules, and pro- how the property isdeals on their own. But spective buyers should managed. If residents are prospective condo familiarize themselves not-available, potential
buyers mustinclude fees with a community's buyers should attempt
in theirmonthly budgets rules before buying any to attend ahomeowners when determining how properties within that association meeting, ....
much they can afford to community. which can shed light apartment dwellers, afford to buy a sin- who want to own their
spend. Condos often have on whatit's like to live condo owners often gle-family home. Though homes but don't have
Condos come with management firms:. within a given commu- share walls with neigh- condo owners rarely have enough money or
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ample cabinetfspace, pantry FIXER UPPER This -3 Bed- ceilings, a split bedroom floor area, 2 conference / meeting Kissimmee Chain of Lake and 29 HeightsAve-ro fbfcloset, a gas range, stainless room 2 bath home has ample plan eat-in kitchen, all appli- rooms and two 1/2 baths. State Park. Owner is motivat- 1 bedrooms/3bsome steel appliances, his & hers kitchen cabinet space, ceram ances included, formal dining Has separateswork shop/stor- ed and will consider offers. located n Lakei itance Walk in closets as well as van- ic tile throughout, screened room, handicap acessible, age area with overhead door, Don't miss this chace to own to downtown, libr church ities, garden tub, volume ceil- porch, and 1 vehicle carport. and a 2 car garage. This 2 separate self-storage build- a beautiful piece of land in es, schools Clinch Lae asa ings, formal living & dining Needs work; reduced to home sits on a little over an ings, approx. 50 + units and such an amazing-area. Owner white. sandy bottmdr lake for dinette', laundry room w/cabi- $39,900 ID #6316 PRIME acre of land, and it's in ready some climate controlled. has 2 other parcels available; swimming, fishing and all rets & sink; new paint & car- PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. to move in condition. Located. Much potential to generate listed at $15,000 -ID '#24 watersports!, Split bedroom pet, and a 2 car garage; list- 863-676-7040 near Lake Tiger; justreduced income from office space and PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE plan, formal living and dining
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: ww~pimelureaesttecor RAY OME3 bdrom ww~pimeluseaestte~or PLS RALESTAT INC FRONTAGE VN 'BOY garage. Asking." .$265,000.
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2 BATH each side has all range. & hood, new interior SEVERAL HOMES FOR plusrealestate.com Kissimmee Chain of Lake and of5ta5l4 .ostStt-ak-Onri..roia-proofrealty com appliances, and screened paint, large bay window, SALE, all are priced to sell State Park. Owner ismotivatporch. The total sq. ft. living ceramic tile throughout, gar- quickly, some with lake view, VACANT LAND ed and-will consider offers.. space is 2,226, needs work; den tub & dual sinks-in master great' investment opportunity; RIVER RANCH PROPERTY Don't miss this chance to own reduced to $114;900 ID bath, large walk-in closet in call today for more informa- 2.55 acres located in the a beautiful piece of land in #373-375 PRIME PLUS REALC master bedroom, laundry tion or stop by our office for Inaccessible Tracts of River such an amazing area. Owner ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040 room, and a 2 car garage; details and map. Ranch. Acreage is not build- has 2 other parcels available; 331 W. "F St Frostproof
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a fenced back Yard with a BEAUTIFUL LAKEFRONT SEBRING----WE HAVE al activities. Listed for WATER FRONT VACANT front entrance, dining room
shed; listed at J29,900 ID PROPERTY Spacious living MANY LISTINGS IN $1,200 ID# 7982 PRIME LAND Great location to build and family room. Fireplace in #31 PRIME PLUS REAL area,. FP in Living Rm., split SEBRING AREA, HOMES, PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. your home and have access family room with sliding doors ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040 bedroom plan, Screened CONDOS, Priced Low, call 863-676-7040 "to Walk-in-Water Creek, to screened-in porch and large
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NICE VILLA 2 Bedroom 2 Room to porch plus from Mas- our office PRIME PLUS BUILDABLE LOT 2 Cleared acres; listed at $25,000 ID and two closets (one walk-in). bath villa with bar sink, plenty ter Bed. Recessed hot tub REAL ESTATE INC. or visit acres located in Babson Park, #L22 PRIME PLUS REAL Asking $124,500. Frostproof of kitchen cabinet space, and (As-"ls") sliding doors to online at www.primeplus-: just minutes from boat ramp ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040 Realty; LLC ph 863-635of ithe cbietspce an (s~")sldig o4246 www.frostproofrealFlorida room. Also has fresh access. Oversized 2 car realestate.com to Crooked Lake, ready and www.primeplusrealestate.com ty.com
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$71,900 ID #648 PRIME entry to frontof home. Private GREAT WINTER RETREAT will allow a manufactured LOT., Beautiful wooded lot PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. Dock and Boat Ramp, listed OR GET AWAY, Completely home or a single family home. available, this is a great place 863-676-7040 for $239,000 ID #1671 Furnished, includes Washer Property has a 448. sq ft. to put your RV for the season
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fireplace facing both living NICE CORNER LOT HOME Amenities include: Pool, Rec. 863-676-7040 www.prime- There are many features avail- room, dining room and office, room and dining room areas. This 2 Bedroom 2 bath home Room, Clubhouse, lake plusrealestate.com able; listed at $25,000 ID Single carport, screened in
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fenced land ideal for horses or bwths as b kitchen Acres Equestrian 4 bedroom nets, nice appliances, over Reduced Asking fireplace, kitchen with a gran-ook,
cows, Asking only $80,000- with Kraft Maid cabinets, gran- 3.5 bath ranch style home with sized 2 car garage and a view $59,900.00 OBO Call ite tops/islan, breakfast nook, OBO. Call Wesley 863528 ite counter, tops, stainless grand master suite, walk out you wont believe. Asking Michelle 528-1136, Key- office, In-wall and in-floor pest 4265 Keystone Realty steel appliances, double oven basement, large iving areas $199,000. Call Cindy Wise stone Realty Inc 635- control, whole house, water fik In.so ne R ty: Inc 625E range, refrigerator, ice maker, and two wood burning -fire- 863-528-0366, Keystone 0030 TMpending"' hugeo master, wt alk-inS& pantry. Brick wood burning places. Horse barn with 30030 "Pending n system, alarmi2 system
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heat units, lar master bed shed -fented Ip astures.As- bedroom .2 bath*-doublewide $248,995! ESTIELLE SULLt" room with walk-n closet; the in 299000 Call Michelle mobile home, living and din- VAN REALTY109 N. Scenic
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fireplace, two open lanai's, one Asking $315,000.Frostpartially screened, in 'town proof Realty, LLC ph 863- in the 22 Blue Jordan Road- oIn anion
location, very close to Lake 6354246 www.frostproof- Immaculate 3 bedroom 2
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the Wide er of Lake Moody beautiful kitchen with solid sur- pantry, 200amp service/Wired deep Well, alarm system, roads Asking shed & MORE! IEDUCED This charming 4 br. home with face tops and top of ine appli- for whole house generator/RV mostly tile flooring, thermal TO $39,
split bedoom pln sitsin 3.37 ances,. Office; Family room, 2 hook-up with elect/water, hal windows, 3 cargarage& $187,5Ka00lE.sl0 Call T 0 acres. Plenty room to car garage (insulated with wall ADA compliant, 30x35 Pole Ag 18x20 detached garagework- Michelle 528-1136, Key call Estelle @S~ expand, great for small farm' A/C), office PLUS a huge pool, Barn, other outbuildings, shop, RV hook-up with stone Realty Inc. 635- EstelleSiva horses, animals& hobbies. A PLUS. a( workshop, LUS a fenced .& cros fenced for ani- water/elect/septic, plus. a 0030 109 I
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