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Title: The Frostproof news
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Language: English
Creator: Frostproof news
Publisher: Alfred H. Mellor
Place of Publication: Frostproof, Polk County Fla
Publication Date: March 5, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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50 2SID FLORIDA of's Hometown News for more than 85 years
Volume 94, Nu ,. stproof, Polk County, Florida 33843 Copyright 2008 Sun Coast Media Group, Inc. Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Deputy fights for life after motorcycle crash

A local Polk County Sheriff's Office deputy contin-
ues his fight for life after being critically injured in a
motorcycle accident Friday afternoon.
Deputy Darryl Barker, of the East Region Division,
Southeast District of the Sheriff's Office in Frostproof,
was severely injured in the accident.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Barker, ,who was born and
raised in Frostproof and served as a pastor in a Lake
Wales church, remained in critical condition at
Lakeland Regional Medical Center.
He is in the hospital's
ICU unit, and is in a drug
induced coma, PCSO offi-
cials indicated.
At approximately 3:50
p.m. Friday afternoon the
Polk County Sheriff's
Office received a call in
reference to a traffic crash,
with possible injuries,
involving a pick-up truck
and motorcycle.
As it turned out, the
crash involved Barker,
Deputy Darryl Barker who was off duty at the
Deputy Darryl Barker time.
Barker's condition is
being regularly updated at
His wife Joy noted Tuesday afternoon that despite
almost seemingly insurmountable odds, there had
been slight improvement in her husband's condition.
"The doctor noted that his oxygenation levels are
great and they were able to cut back the respirator,"
Joy wrote on the site midday Tuesday. "Please contin-

ue to pray for Darryl's progress and give thanks to
God for the improvements he is having each day.
Thank you all for your continued prayers for Darryl!
He is currently resting well. "
CrossRidge Pastor Eric Grenier has known Barker
for almost a decade. He said there was a lot of misin-
formation in the public about the accident and
Baker's condition.
"He has not been declared brain dead. That's been
floating around a lot," Grenier told The News Tuesday
afternoon. "The website will have very up to date
information. In fact, it's already been updated three
times today."
He said there were some 200 friends, family and co-
workers at the Lakeland hospital Friday night, includ-
ing Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd who has made
several visits since, and that the website has gotten
more than 2,400 hits since the accident.
"He's one of my best friends, and his wife is one of
my wife's best friends," Grenier said. I've been up
there pretty much non stop except for when I'm work-
ing. It really hits close to home for us."
Both Darryl and Joy are working on ministerial
degrees at Southeastern University, he added. The
married couple do not have children.
"He is just a remarkable young man," Grenier
added. "He had his life together the way most 24-
year-olds don't. He is just a dedicated guy. He loves
leading the church in worship. He's always happy,
always positive. He's a guy that loves God and loves
people. Everybody that knows him loves him."
Police indicate that Barker was riding his personal
motorcycle, a 2000 black Honda, west on Fort Meade
Road and attempted to pass a vehicle and crashed


(Photo by Brian Ackley)
The Lake Wales and Frostproof areas had a unique aerial visitor Monday morning as the famed Goodyear blimp
floated through local skies. The blimp was traveling southeast, perhaps towards its home base in Pompano, Fla.
Here, the blimp crosses U.S. Highway 27 near the Longleaf Business Park in Lake Wales. The site of the blimp
caused cars to pull to the side of the road, and people to come out on lawns and porches to take in the specta-
cle. The blimp was flying low, perhaps no more than 500 feet off the ground for much of the time in our area.

Frostproof Care Center recognizes Ray Marshall

By Ralph Waters
Special to The News
Ray Marshall, a long-time
Frostproof Care Center vol-
unteer, has the Energizer
bunny beat for "keeping on
Ray, a young 97-years-
old, has volunteered at the
Care Center since the early
1990s, serving more than
4,000 hours. He has stepped
in to do whatever needs to
be done, from picking up
and delivering donations

and Thrift Store purchases,
to working on donated
items to get them ready to
be sold.
Each year during the hol-
idays Ray took great plea-
sure in delivering gifts and
food baskets to families. He
has volunteered in the city
schools, doing such things
as providing transportation
for students in after school
Ray has also used his car-
pentry and electrical skills
on several Care Center work

He has been coming
from Michigan to spend
winters in Frostproof since
1972. He is an active mem-
ber of First United
Methodist Church in
Frostproof, adding his deep
bass voice to the choir. He
has also participated in sev-
eral musical productions at
Warner Southern College.
Ray is well-known in
Frostproof for his kindness,
faithfulness and generosity.
This is exemplified by his

concern for a young child
who was badly in need of
treatment for an eye condi-
tion, but had no transporta-
tion to the doctor. Ray trans-
ported the child and her
mother to the doctor and
waited to take them home
again on several occasions.
The Care Center appreci-
ates Ray, and all of its volun-
teers. If you would like to be
a part of this caring family,
please call (863) 635-5555 or
come by the office at 17 S.
Scenic Highway.

Polk County Sheriff Deputy Darryl Barker and his wife
Joy are both graduates of Frostproof High School.

Ramon Theater hosts
Polk Vision auxiliary unit

-Photos by Kay Hutzelman
Leadership Polk Class 1 was held in Frostproof on
Thursday, Feb. 28.

Phillip Rucks of Rucks Citrus Nursery, Inc. briefs mem-
bers of Leadership Polk Class prior to touring the nurs-
ery. Pictured from left, Phillip Rucks, Greg Littleton, Tom
Patton, Stacy Campbell-Domineck, Gary Hester, Bonnie
Parker, Beth Clark.

Leadership Polk Class

travels to Frostproof

By Cindy Monk
Frostproof Editor

Twenty-eight partici-
pants of the Leadership
Polk Class 1 arrived at the
Ramon Theater in Frost-
proof last Thursday, the
fourth of six such days
for the group.
Leadership Polk Class

1 is an auxiliary unit
formed from foundation
members of Polk Vision.
The class was hosted by
the Ramon Theater and
the City of Frostproof.
"Members of the
Leadership Polk Class 1



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Frostproof, Florida 33843
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Feb. 11
Robert Donaldson, 229
Lilly Street, Babson Park.
DOB: 12/16/1980. Arresting
Agency: Polk County Sheriff.
Charge on arrest docket:
Motion to Obtain-Trans-
ferred to Sumter County

Feb. 13
Levi Shirley, 321 N. Scenic
Highway, Frostproof. DOB:
10/04/1982. Arresting Agen-
cy: Polk County Sheriff.
Charge on arrest docket:
Violation of Probation/
Grand Theft Auto

Feb. 14
Doris Bailey, 487 Hopson
Road, Frostproof. DOB:
12/25/1955. Arresting Agen-
cy: Polk County Sheriff.
Charge on arrest docket:
Violation of Probation/
Possession of Cocaine/
Possession of Drug

Phillip Earl Sutton, 487
Hopson Road, Frostproof.
DOB: 08/23/1971. Arresting
Agency: Polk County Sheriff.
Charge on arrest docket:
Battery/Traffic Violation

Feb. 15
Frank Marini, 617 Sunset
Circle, Frostproof. DOB:
06/29/1971. Arresting Agen-
cy: Polk County Sheriff.
Charge on arrest docket:
Simple Assault on person 65
years of age or older-
Intimidate,Threaten vic-

Feb. 16
Roberto Rivera, 119 West
5th Street, Frostproof. DOB:
01/11/1977. Arresting Agen-
cy: Tenth Circuit Court.
Charge on arrest docket:
Burglary Unoccupied struc-

Daniel Diaz, 162 Dawes
Road, Frostproof. DOB:
06/10/1984. Arresting Agen-
cy: Tenth Circuit Court.
Charge on arrest docket:
Traffic Violation/Operating
Motor Vehicle w/o valid

Oscar Gasper, 82 Laurel
Lane, Frostproof. DOB:
06/06/1982. Arresting Agen-

cy: Polk County Sheriff.
Charge on arrest docket:
Traffic Violation/Operating
Motor Vehicle w/o valid

Feb. 17
Thomas Wagner, 457 Park
Drive, Babson Park. DOB:
06/26/1989. Arresting Agen-
cy: Tenth County Court.
Charge on arrest docket:
Traffic Violation/Driving
while license suspended.

Feb. 18
Tomas Hernandez, 103
Gilbert Street, Frostproof.
DOB: 12/29/1955. Arresting
Agency: Polk County Sheriff.
Charge on arrest docket:
Traffic Violation/Operating
Motor Vehicle W/O a valid
license. Traffic Offense-DUI

Robin Knapp, 1723 N.
Scenic Highway Apt. B,
Frostproof. DOB: 12/09/
1966. Arresting Agency: Polk
County Sheriff. Charge on
arrest docket: Burglary of
Unoccupied Dwelling-
Grand Theft

Charles Young, 103 East F
Street, Frostproof. DOB:
01/20/1987. Arresting Agen-
cy: Polk County Sheriff.
Charge on arrest docket:
Warrant Arrest

Feb. 21
Jacob Ragsdale, 1015
Lime Ave, Frostproof. DOB:
07/13/1984. Arresting
Agency: Winter Haven
Police. Charge on arrest
docket: Violation Probation -
Sale, Manufacture, Deliver/
Possession of Controlled
Sub s tance / Grand
Theft/Retail Theft

Feb. 22
Dasha Norman, 24
Lakeshore Drive Babson
Park. DOB: 10/20/1983.
Arresting Agency: Polk
County Sheriff. Charge on
arrest docket: Burglary of a
Theft/Dealing in Stolen
Property/Grand Theft
Auto/Failed to Register as
Convicted Felon

Todd Motis, 1101 Ward
Loop Road, Babson Park.
DOB: 04/28/1978. Arresting

Agency: Polk County Sheriff.
Charge on arrest docket:
Traffic Violation-DUI

Feb. 23
Bryan Negron, 4 Harvard
Avenue, Frostproof. DOB:
10/05/1985. Arresting
Agency: Polk County Sheriff.
Charge on arrest docket:
Traffic Violation-Knowingly
Driving While License
Suspended or Revoked

Feb. 24
Joseph Thacker, 10
Florida Drive, Frostproof.
DOB: 04/26/1974. Arresting
Agency: Polk County Sheriff.
Charge on arrest docket:
Unlawful Waste Disposal/
Violation of Probation,
Burglary/Petit Theft

Feb. 26
James Hawkins, 375 West
H Street, Frostproof. DOB:
05/22/1978. Arresting
Agency: Polk County Sheriff.
Charge on arrest docket:
Violation of an Injunction
for Protection

Damon Tucker, 870 Cody
Villa Road, Babson Park.
DOB: 01/23/1981. Arresting
Agency: Polk County Sheriff.
Charge on arrest docket:
Burglary with Assault,
Battery/Violation of an
Injunction for Protection

Feb. 27
Tamara Gaines, 905
Griffin Road, Frostproof.
DOB: 11/27/1986. Arresting
Agency: Polk County Sheriff.
Charge on arrest docket:
Resisting Officer W/O
of Injunction Order

Ashley Brading, 24
Lakeshore Blvd, Frostproof.
DOB: 09/20/1988. Arresting
Agency: Polk County Sheriff.
Charge on arrest docket:
Witness Victim

Placido Lopez, 156 Luke
Street, Frostproof. DOB:
10/28/1985. Arresting
Agency: Polk County Sheriff.
Charge on arrest docket: No
Valid Drivers License.

Talent Show
The Frostproof Rotary
"Great Escape" Talent Show
elimination rounds will be
held on Friday, March 7, and
Saturday, March 8, at 7 p.m.
at Frostproof High School's
Performing Arts Center. The
final round will be oin
Saturday, March 15, for a
chance to win the $1000
grand prize.
Tickets are $10 to a single
show, or why not enjoy all
three of the shows by pur-
chasing a package of one
ticket to each show for $25.
Pizza Box in Frostproof has a
supply of tickets, check with
a Frostproof Rotarian or
Interactor, or call (863) 635-
4668. Tickets will be available
at the door on the night of
the event, until sold out.
There are still a limited num-
ber of openings available for
persons wanting to compete
in the event; to inquire, call
(863) 635-2523.

Spring Clean Up
The City of Frostproof
annual 'Spring Clean Up' will
be held this Saturday. All
waste materials must be at
curbside by 6 a.m.
Florida Refuse will accept
all regular household waste
and yard debris. Furniture
and appliances must be at
the curbside. Residents are
asked to remove all food and
doors from appliances for
the safety of small children.
All rims must be removed
from tires if they are placed
at curbside.
Florida Refuse will not
accept batteries, paint, oil or
household hazardous waste.
These items must be taken to
the Polk County landfill. Any
construction debris that can
be placed inside garbage
bags and manually picked
up will be taken by Florida
Refuse. Large pieces of
wood, fencing, shingles, dry-
wall, etc. will not be picked
up the day of clean up. To
schedule pick up of these
items, please call city hall at
(863) 635-7850. There may
be a charge to remove these

Warner to host concert
Warner Southern College
Concert Choir and friends

proudly present a "Hymn
Sing!" on Sunday, March 9 at
3 p.m. This presentation will
be done at the South Lake
Wales Church of God, 210
Presidents Drive on the cam-
pus of Warner Southern
Hymn Sing! will be a one-
hour presentation including
many of the classic hymns
that we have loved and have
inspired us through the
years. Attendees will hear
grand arrangements of "How
Great Thou Art", "Amazing
Grace" and "Great Is Thy
Faithfulness" along with
many others. Besides hear-
ing the powerful singing of
the 60-voice choir, there will
be opportunities. for singing
along! Special guest soloists
include Rodney Dallas,
Micky Caban, Erin Cole and
Rise Singer along with
Gospel Sing! pianist Dianna
Admission is free, parking
is free and seating is limited.

Quilt Workshop
planned March 14
Frostproof Art League will
host a quilt workshop on
Friday, March 14 from 9:30
a.m. until 4 p.m.
Double Pinwheel Quilt by
Eleanor Burns of Quilt in- a
Day will be taught by Sue
Tharp, a certified 'Quilt in a
Day' teacher.
A wall sized quilt, approx-
imately 44 x 44, will be com-
pleted in class using Eleanor
Bums methods. Cost of $50
includes a complete quilt kit
(several colors to choose
from) and the workshop. A
book will be available for
$15. For more information or
to register call (863) 635-

Casino Night
The Babson Park Wo-
man's Club is sponsoring a
Las Vegas style Casino Night
on Saturday, March 15, 7 to
11 p.m. This enjoyable even-
ing will offer many favorites
including Texas Hold 'Em,
blackjack, craps, bingo and
roulette. A variety of prizes
will be awarded to the top
winners. Later in the evening
a silent auction and a raffle
will be held for more great
prizes. For a donation of $15

per person or $25 per couple,
each guest will receive $1,000
in play money. Everyone is
invited to .participate in this
popular community event.
The club is located at 1300
North Scenic Highway (SR
17) across from Webber
International University. The
Babson Park Woman's Club
uses this popular fundraiser
to help restore and maintain
the 74-year-old historic
building. Come casual,
BYOB (set-ups are provided)
and get ready for some Las
Vegas style fun. Call (863)
638-1621 for additional in-

City Council meeting
The next regular city
council meeting will be
Monday, March 17, 6 p.m..
Regular city council meet-
ings are held the first and
third Monday of each
month. Frostproof City Hall
is located at 111 First Street.
For more information call

Free TaxAide at LMML
Free federal income tax
assistance and E-filing tax
assistance is available now
through April 15. Volunteers
with the AARP.TaxAide pro-
gram will be at the Latt
Maxcy Memorial Library,
located on the comer of Wall
Street and Magnolia Avenue,
to assist in preparing and E-
filing 2007 personal federal
income tax returns.
Taxpayers should bring
picture identification as well
as Social Security cards for all
family members. Please
bring a copy of your 2006
Federal Income Tax Return
and all necessary papers for
filing 2007 tax returns. This is
a free service for everyone.
There are no age or member-
ship requirements.
Assistance is available
Monday and Thursday
mornings 8:30 a.m. until
noon. Volunteers are also
available on Monday even-
ings from 4:30 to 7 p.m. as
well, to assist the working
public who are unable to
come in during morning
hours. For more information
please call the Latt Maxcy
Memorial Library at 635-

Lake Wales: (863) 676-1991

S( Serious Injury

Wrongful Death Claims

FUNERAL Landmark
A Golden Rule
Funeral Home
322 North Scenic Highway
Lake Wales, Florida
(863) 676-1431

ADMISSION: $20 Members $25 General Public
DAY OF CONCERT $30 Children under 5 admitted free


(Includes souvenir wine glass)
Cafe Doughmonde Chalet Suzanne
Crazy Fish La Bella Torre Trds Jolie

C-all (863) -734 L222 for tickets & information.
Reserved tables for 8 available.

National Historic Landmark Lake Wales, FL

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Baby Girl brings home the balls

SPCA, Inc. was recently
invited to the annual Yappi
Hour in Peterson Park locat-
ed in Lakeland.
A kiddie swimming pool
was filled with balls, and the
canine that pulled out the
most balls won a basket of
goodies. Baby Girl, a red
nosed Pit Bull mix, won by
pulling out eight balls! The
prize was a basket of doggie
items. This basket will go
home with her once she is
Baby Girl is a 44 pound
ball of fun! She is just over a
year old and has a passion

for any kind of ball that she
can find! She has been know
to jump nearly three feet in
the air just to reach a ball in

the hands of some of our
staff. She has been here
since mid-January. Please
call (863) 646-SPCA.

Barker enjoys a light moment with a fellow parishioner during an ev-it at CrossRidge
Church in Lake Wales, where he serves as a worship pastor.

into a white 1989
Chevrolet pick up truck
driven 'by another local
*resident Gloria Marshall'
Thomas, of Frostproof.
The crash occurred at
the intersection of Fort
Meade Road and Hopson
Road. Barker was wearing
a helmet and protective
gear. Thomas was wear-
ing a seatbelt and was
uninjured, police added.
Barker has enjoyed rid-
ing since his teen years.

"He loves riding motor-
cycles," Grenier said.
"He's had one I want to
say since he was about 17.
For years he's had one."
Grenier also said it was
Barker's goal to devote his
life to the church.
"He was a deputy until
we were going to be able
to hire him full time,"
Grenier added. ".His
dream was to be hired
full-time at CrossRidge.
That's what his goal is.

But being a deputy was
something he enjoyed
In the interest of
Deputy Barker and his
family, the Polk County
Sheriff's Office will accept
tax deductible contribu-
tions to: Darryl and/or
Joy Barker, C/O Polk
Sheriff's Charities, Inc.,
455 North Broadway
Avenue, Bartow Florida

Art League hosts quilt raffle

Photo by Cindy Monk
Judy Jackson stands with the quilt she handmade for the Frostproof Art League's
annual Wearable Art Fashion Show and raffle to be held on Tuesday, March 11, at
1 p.m. Raffle tickets may be purchased (one for $1 or six for $5) at the Frostproof
Art Gallery located at 12 East Wall Street. Show tickets are limited. For more infor-
mation call (863) 635-7271.


were amazed and im-
pressed with Frostproof,
and it was a great opportu-
nity show our future growth
plans while maintaining
the city's quaint and
charming lifestyle," noted
Frostproof councilperson
Kay Hutzelman.
"It was truly a pleasure to
share our plans for
Frostproof with everyone
who attended the pro-
Pat Steed, class chair and
Infrastructure Day chair,

welcomed everyone in
attendance to the morning
Speakers for the pro-
gram included: Growth
Management Tom
Deardorff, Polk County
Growth Management
director; Pat Steed, execu-
tive director, Central
Florida Regional Planning
Council; and Jeff Spence,
Polk County Natural
Resource director speaking
on "Water supply our num-
ber one issue?"

Transportation growth,
especially Scenic Highway,
was explained by
Deardorff. Countywide
transit information was
provided by Danny Ours,
interim director for Polk
Transit Organization.
Displays of the vision
infrastructure for the City
of Frostproof were ar-
ranged for viewing and
explanation purposes.
Lunch was sponsored by
Midflorida Development
and Ben Hill Griffin, Inc.,

and consisted of salad,
lasagna and cheesecake
provided by Tony Davis of
the Pizza Box. Immediately
following lunch the partici-
pants again boarded the
bus for a tour of Frostproof
narrated by Councilwoman
Kay Hutzelman and City
Manager Tenny Croley. A
very informative visit to the
Phillip Rucks Nursery cul-
minated the trip.
For more information on
Leadership Polk please
contact Traci Mason, pro-


March 5
Frostproof Middle
Senior High School
weightlifting team will
compete against Fort
Meade on Wednesday,
March 5, 3:30 p.m., at

March 6
Boy's Tennis
Frostproof Middle
Senior High School boy's
tennis will compete
against Mulberry on
Thursday, March 6, 3:30
p.m., at the Frostproof
Sports Complex.

Girl's Tennis
Frostproof Middle
Senior High School girl's
tennis will compete
against Mulberry on
Thursday, March 6, 3:30
p.m., in Mulberry.
Boy's Baseball
Frostproof Middle
Senior High School boy's
junior varsity baseball
team will play Avon Park
on Thursday, March 6, 7
p.m., in Avon Park.
Frostproof Middle
Senior High School boy's
varsity baseball team will
play Avon Park on
Thursday, March 6, 7 p.m.,

at the Frostproof High
School baseball field.
Frostproof Middle
Senior High School track
team will compete at Avon

Park in Avon P
Thursday, March 6

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March 7, 7 p.m., at the
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Notice is hereby given that the City Council
of the City of Frostproof, Florida, will hold a
Public Hearing on Monday, March 17. 2008,
at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of
City Hall, 111 West First Street, for Second
Reading of Ordinance 2008-10 extending
the corporate limits of the City. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled:


EFFECTIVE DATE. General Location:
(North of Hollister Road and West of S
Scenic Highway (S.R. 17)
(Approximately 36.1415 Acres)
283105-000000-012010 012020 and

S....-.. 283105-000000-012010

The Ordinance, including a complete legal description of the area proposed
to be annexed, is available for review in the office of the City Clerk,
Frostproof, Florida, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interested parties may
examine the Ordinance there or appear at the meeting and be heard with
respect to such proposed amendment. In compliance with the American
Disabilities Act (ADA), anyone who needs a special accommodation for this
meeting should contact the City Clerk's Office at (863) 635-7854 at least 48
hours in advance of this meeting. At said hearing any person, his Agent or
Attorney, may appear and be heard. If a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at
such hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such
purposes, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based (F.S. 286.0105). 2038306


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EDIORIon can be avoided

Conflicts over annexation can be avoided

Due to a limited resumption of
commercial development and pre-
diction of more residential growth,
almost every city in Polk County is
expanding its boundaries by
annexing contiguous properties.
A few citizens have expressed
their concerns that other cities are
annexing before a neighboring
municipality beats them to it.
There are two types of annexa-
tions, voluntary and involuntary.
Voluntary is by far the most com-
mon, and occurs when an individ-
ual or individuals request services
for their properties that a city can
provide, such as water, sewer, elec-
tric and trash removal.
Involuntary annexation require-
ments include a variety of proce-
dures such as notification of those
residents residing in the area, prop-
erly posted and advertised.
In addition, the city having
assembled fire protection, utilities,
police protection, school trans-
portation and a host of other
requirements to meet a normal

city's residential support require-
The latest annexation was in
lower East Polk County when some
200 acres of land south of Babson
Park and contiguous to the City of
Frostproof voted to annex, bringing
their city that much closer to
Babson Park.
As a result, meetings were called
between the two communities and
Babson Park, which is unicorporat-
ed, had little clout to stop
Frostproof, other than a protest
before the annexation was finalized.
Last year Lake Wales went nose
to nose with the City of Winter
Haven over annexing property in
the northwest corner of the city's
service area that Lake Wales
claimed was theirs.
A mutual agreement was eventu-

ally reached, only after the possibil-
ity of a lawsuit was raised by Lake
Eventually, a tradeoff between
the two municipalities was
approved with Lake Wales with-
drawing service lines further east,
and Winter Haven providing back-
up water service to one of Lake
Wales outlying residential develop-
The City of Winter Haven then
annexed property to include a right
of way for access to State Road 60
from the planned CSX RR Terminal
Lake Wales' west border is now
limited to CSX's Railway that cross-
es SR 60 just west of Petersen

The City
expressed an

of Dundee has
interest in moving

further east and there has been
some concern, from a few Lake
Wales citizens, that we should be
more aggressive in acquiring prop-
erty, especially in areas where there
is a potential for major residential
To minimize a possible conflict
over properties that are primed for
annexation, city managers from
cities in Polk's southeast quadrant
should schedule regular group
meetings at least every six months,
perhaps even quarterly, to discuss
their plans for growth and annexa-
When development returns, and
it eventually will, city managers
should be made aware of each city's
involvement in planned land
expansion, in what direction and
how it might conflict with plans of
neighboring cities.
Plans for annexation should be
shared with other municipalities;
or the only solution after the fact
may be untimely and costly law-

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I would like new restaurants, too

There are a number of
potential sites for new
restaurants in the Lake
Wales area and the city
commissioners are already
putting forth their prefer-
Perhaps, as the newspa-

per for Lake Wales, you
could ask your readers for
their preferences for either
the type of restaurant or
specific restaurants that
they would like to see
locate in our area.
If I may start it off; my

wife and I would like to see
a good American Buffet
restaurant and a Sweet
Tomatoes Restaurant
locate here.
Frank W. Russell

Is common sense still

how we make decisions?

Five Years Ago
It's time to enjoy a spectac-
ular sunset across the Hopson
Ranch hayfields while coun-
try music and the smell of
slow roasting wild hog fills the
air. It's time to get your tickets
for the 21st annual Frostproof
RotaryWild Game Dinner.
Jacob Alan Wilson, a fifth
grade student at Babson Park
Elementary won the school
level competition of the
National Geographic Bee and
a chance at a $25,000 scholar-
Congratulations to Ho-
ward Carlisle for winning this
year's annual art show at the
library. His "Family Roots"
piece captured the judge's
interest and touched her

15 Years Ago
The Frostproof girls bas-
ketball team was defeated for
the first time this season in the
regional championship game
against Clearwater Central
Catholic. The Lady 'Dogs had
won 26 consecutive games
before the loss to the Mara-
uders by the score of 60-57.
Roger Hood walked into
city hall Monday morning

and history repeated itself.
Hood was sworn in as the new
city manager of Frostproof.
Hood assumes the duties of
Dan Ruhl who retired after 20
years with the City of Frost-
Alvin Harper, Frostproof
native and wide receiver for
the Superbowl Champions,
the Dallas Cowboys, rose from
his seat, cast a fond glance
over the enthralled crowd,
smiled and said thank you.
The crowd of about 400 peo-
ple then hailed Harper as the
has been for most of Saturday,
designated as Alvin Harper
Day by the city council.

25 Years Ago
Three Frostproof art stu-
dents currently have their
work on exhibit at a Tampa
department store as part of
the Scholastic Arts award pro-
gram. Honored at the regional
competition were Garfield
Chance, Edwin Ambert and
Willie Barron.
Raymond E. Catlos Jr. has
been appointed acting fire
chief of Frostproof's volunteer
fire department.
The Latt Maxcy Library will
Serve as the meeting place this

week for two important orga-
nizations which hope to form
local interest groups -
Kiwanis and 4-H.

35 Years Ago
The Frostproof Bulldogs
advanced to the District 13 2A
finals last week before they
were eliminated by the state's
number one 2A team,
The Associated Press
would like to get in touch with
someone in Frostproof who is
spokesman for a new organi-
zation known as ELAP which
stands for Florida League
Against Progress. The AP has
received a news release post-
marked Frostproof purport-
ing to be from the new organi-
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least 60 boxes of Girl Scout
cookies in the recent sale were
Tonya Mathews, Nancy Alex-
ander, Sonya Davis, Valerie
Lacy, Pam Dillard, Laura
Grace Alexander, Kimberly
Dickinson, Cynthia Sullivan,
Charlene Wagner, Lisa
Crumbley, Katie McCall,
Elaine McGee and Stacy

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Common sense is
defined in Webster's
Dictionary as "sound prac-
tical judgment that is inde-
pendent of specialized
knowledge, training, or the
life; normal native intelli-
gence" but we make a mis-
take when we assume that
everyone is gifted with this
type of judgment.
You either have it or you
don't. I don't believe there
is a Common Sense 101
course offered on college
campuses for those that
are lacking the ability to
make sound judgments
and yet we assume all of
our elected and appointed
officials have this type of
Thank God, we live in a
country where we have
freedom of speech and we
are all able to speak up
when a governing body or
leader makes a blunder.
Anyone that visits our
community and picks up a
copy of The Lake Wales
News can recognize the
diversity of opinions
expressed in our commu-
nity as to where our city
has been and where we are
Some would like for
Lake Wales to be more like
Winter Park; others would
prefer if it were more like
Lake Placid and some
might prefer a touch of
Yeehaw Junction. '
Our city commissioners
and other leaders have
been criticized many times
and rarely praised for the
work they have done. I
myself have lived in Lake
Wales for almost sixteen
years and, considering the
population growth, I be-
lieve it is still a Great place
to live in.
Do I agree with all of the
decisions our city commis-
sioners and other leaders
Of course riot, but I also
recognize that they are all
individuals and that they
have to work, as a group,
with others they may not
agree with.


I respect them for being
willing to serve as commis-
sioners. It certainly is not
for the money that our city
commissioners are willing
to serve.
The concern over cuts in
budgets is apt to keep
bringing up suggestions for
raising fees that question
the matter of common
sense in our proposals.
One of our neighboring
cities, Auburndale, was
apparently being consid-
ered as a place where there
would be emergency orga-
nization fees for outsiders
should they have an acci-
dent in Auburndale.
It would not apply to
residents only those vis-
iting. The proposal was
Our Lake Wales commis-
sioners turned down a pro-
posal to collect a fee from
those involved in a motor
vehicle accident in Lake
Wales for those charged
with the accident by the
It was suggested that the
charge would probably be
picked up by the insurance
carrier for the driver cited
by the police.
Fat chance!
One of the problems
apparently expressed by a
number of local residents
is that they have concerns
about migrant workers
using houses as dormitory
type sleeping quarters in
residential neighborhoods.
It would see that our
Commissioners could re-
solve such a problem
Possibly there are sound
reasons why this cannot be

resolved promptly but
from my point of view, it is
.rather simple. Ask the own-
ers of the homes to present
City Hall with a copy of
their insurance policy, per-
mitting the use of rental
property as a rooming
house, a copy of their sales
tax identification number
from Tallahassee for the
sales tax they must collect
on rentals for less than six
months, a city license fee
for inn keepers and other
Does the property have
the appropriate number of
emergency exits, fire extin-
guishers and smoke alarm
Further if it is a residen-
tial area, how is it that short
term rental to individuals
is permitted? If we don't
have sufficient ordinances
to do this, it should be sim-
ple for commissioners to
act promptly.
Anytime you have a
group or committee,
whether it be a govern-
mental or private group
don't take it for granted
that they will come up with
decisions that display
common sense judgment.
Officers and directions
of condominiums and
home owners associations
are not immune to coming
up with loony decisions so
don't expect our city com-
missioners to be less
There are endless things
going on around us which
could lead you to question
"What happened to com-
mon sense?"
On Super Tuesday, vot-
ers were photographed
leaving one of the polling
places where a sign
announcing the voting
precinct was written in
four or five languages.
How did we get to this
point where we allow peo-
ple to select our nation's
leaders who can't read and
understand what "Vote
Here" means?
Where is the common


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From the Files of Frostproof News
Compiled By PAT HALL

March 5, 2008



oe Miranda is one of our unsunghe

Joe Miranda is one of our unsung heroes

There are many people
who are recognized for
their personal contribu-
tions to our community.
These worthy contributors
include our mayor and city
commissioners, those who
serve on city advisory
boards or other non-profit
organization boards,
coaches, Voice members,
and volunteers.
But there are a number
of "unsung heroes" in our
community who are rarely
recognized, and I would
like to single out one such
individual in this column:
Developer Joe Miranda.
I understand that calling
a developer an unsung
hero may raise a few ques-
tions. But let's take a look
at what Joe, who grew up in
North Miami, has accom-
plished in a relatively brief


Otte, City

In 2000 the city was
looking for a developer to
work in a new venture, the
Longleaf Business Park.
This was quite an ambi-
tious project, and some
business persons ques-
tioned its viability it is
not near 1-4 or a major
population center where
such parks are typically
found. But Joe pushed
ahead. For the city's dona-
tion of two lots, Mr.

Miranda agreed to build
two 50,000 square foot
shell buildings to attract
new industry to our town.
Now there are seven
buildings in the park val-
ued at approximately
$15,000,000 and business-
es with 250 jobs. The first
business to locate in the
park, Kegel Industries, was
a particular success.
In addition to 109 jobs,
the building also houses a
state-of-the-art center for
bowling teams that come
from around the world for
training. The company
also holds approximately
24 tournaments through-
out the year.
One such event is the
International 10-Pin World
Tournament, attracting
teams from approximately
35 counties. Formerly
located in a smaller build-

ing in an adjoining county,
Kegel has helped put Lake
Wales on the business-
location map!
From this first building
built by Miranda Deve-
lopers, we have a firm that
contributes approximately
$1,000,000 to the local
economy from its training
center activities and the
One of the key tasks of
the group that purchased
the Lake Wales Medical
Center in 2002 was to
expand the medical staff
and attract new doctors.
That resulted in a need for
new and contemporary
medical office space. To
provide this essential
space, Joe worked with the
hospital and built the
attractive two-story build-
ing on SR60 near 11th
Street that has helped bring

in the new doctors and
change the face of that
For many years busi-
ness persons said that the
City needed a new, nation-
ally branded hotel. While
he has never been in the
hotel business, Joe careful-
ly researched the hotel
industry and the local mar-
He then purchased
property on US 27 across
from the mall, and a hotel
His new Hampton Inn
and Suites opened last
month, the first new hotel
in 20 plus years in Lake
Wales and the "first new
Hilton prototype design"
for all future new and
remodeled Hampton Inn
and Suites.
With pleasing features
such as wi-fi throughout

the building, meeting
rooms, and laptop-friendly
tables, this high-end hotel
exceeds expectations.
Occupancies in the first
month have been out-
The Hilton inspection
team issued an unprece-
dented quality rating of
98.65 percent for a newly
opened facility.
For our community to
succeed, we must have a
number of business people
who believe in our area to
such an extent that they are
willing to risk a great
amount of capital and
locate their project here.
These risk-takers de-
serve special recognition
among the "true believers"
in our community. With
multiple projects accom-
plished, Joe Miranda is well
established in their ranks.

Proposed fire fee would shift burden to lower income residents

The fire fee debate has
certainly raised the level of
awareness of the otherwise
"silent majority" here in
Lake Wales. With the goal
(and the hope) of raising
this awareness even more,
I'd like to make a few com-
ments and point out
another side of this issue as
seen by the ones who will
have to pay the bill, the
taxpayers of Lake Wales.
These funds would by
law be solely for the
operation of the fire
department and would
replace funds presently
budgeted for this purpose.
The replaced funds
would then be available for
whatever use the city wish-
es. In other words, some
unknown amount of
money will be placed in the
fire department budget
and an equal amount will
come out and return to the



general fund for whatever
purposes the city chooses.
What kind of money are
we talking about? This is an
area where only "educated
guesses" can be used
because of the inability to
determine the actual
amount that a municipality
will lose.
The biggest reason for
this revolves around the
portability feature of the
Amendment. The best esti-
mates by the County

Property Appraiser's Office
appeared in a recent news
article.. The estimated loss
to Lake Wales is $460,000.
We also, for different
reasons, are unable to esti-
mate the revenue the fire
fee plan would generate.
However, using figures pre-
sented at both fire. fee
meetings from the rate
structure of the County's
Fire Assessment Tax and
applying them to the vari-
ous Lake Wales properties
to be subject to the fee, this
could be a rather formida-
ble figure.
If the county rates were
used and if all categories of
structures were included in
the fee, this figure would be
well over $2 million. The
city has hired a consultant
to help in determining this
So where are we? We
have an "educated guess"

that $460,000 will be lost.
We have an equally uncer-
tain figure that the fee
could generate $2 million
plus. But it is these widely
disparate figures that have
the citizens (those that will
eventually pay the bill) up
in arms and less than
happy with the city.
Because the sole reason
for this fee is to generate
additional revenue it is
obvious to the citizens that,
from the city's stand point,
the higher, the new revenue
figure the better.
Because of this there is
no possibility that this fee
can be "revenue neutral."
as initially hoped for by the
city, without drastic reduc-
tions in the millage rate.
This, of course, will not
But if it were otherwise
possible it would still shift
the burden from one class

of taxpayer to another, and
this burden would fall on
the lower income citizen.
Secondly they are being
told that this is vital to the
city because of revenue
This is the crux of why
the citizens do not find the
city's statements credible
and where they are most
unwilling to sympathize
with the city's dilemma.
Enough figures have
been presented in terms of
today's revenue vs. past
years, enough instances
have been shown in terms
of today's revenue vs. past
years, enough instances
have been shown where
the city has spent funds on
low priority needs and, in
many cases, for projects
the citizens do not look
upon as essential.
It was not that long ago
that the city was crying

gloom and doom and mak-
ing numerous budget cuts
to prove it.
Today they seemed to
have reversed course.
For instance, in the last
10 commission meetings,
the city has purchased 14
vehicles including four
heavy-duty mowers, at a
total cost of $382,544.21.
These do not seem to the
type of transactions a
financially strained city
would make.


In my previous column I
inadvertently cited Lake
Wales former millage rate
(9.44) as "the highest in the
State." I should have said
"the highest in the county."
I apologize for this error
and I ask all of this paper's
faithful readership to
accept my apology.

Letters t tohe editor

Our outrageous borders
As a former staunch der but now has refused to
Republican, I am thor- fund the project.
oughly disappointed with This is an outrage in
both parties and their utter light of the estimated
failure to address the crisis 12,000,000 illegal immi-
in immigration. grants in America.
The preeminent pur- The crisis is deepening
pose of government is to with 90,000 more crossing
protect its citizenry and the border each year.
consequently its borders. Although the majority of
The 109th Congress passed the American people are
legislation to build a fence against an amnesty pro-
on the U.S./Mexican bor- gram, the Washington elite

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Illegal immigrants are cur-
rently costing local, state
and federal governments
nearly $384 billion
($384,000,000,000) annual-
Coupled with the
absolute refusal to stop
illegals is the introduction
of the "NAFTA Superhigh-

way" initiated by President
Bush in 2005 in Waco,
Texas, as the Security and
Prosperity Partnership of
North America.
The purpose of this
highway is to ease the flow
of foreign goods and for-
eign labor into and across
all three countries. Lou
Dobbs on CNN's "Lou
Dobbs Tonight" stated, "If
not stopped, the plan for a
North American Union will
supplant the former inde-
pendent states of Canada,
Mexico, and the United

States. And this is not con- Policy."
The North American
Union is official U.S.

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Lady Highlanders in

tough this weekend

The Lake Wales Lady
Highlanders will take a per-
fect 8-0 into Pembroke
Pines this weekend for a
tournament that will fea-

ture some of the top high '
school softball programs
from around the state of
And they will do so on
the heels of its toughest
matchup to date as Lake
Wales needed 10 innings
last Friday night at Don Tabatha Mart
Ramsay Field to topple over Haines
Haines City, 2-1. home run in
Hannah Rogers went the
route on the hill, allowing
eight hits and fanning eight. Tabatha
Martin was 4-for-5 with a run scored,.
which was the winning run. She opened
the 10th with a single, and came around
on a Tiffany Upchurch double. Upchurch
also had a single, while Red Simmons
doubled and Emile Lamar had an RBI
"They've got a good pitcher and catch-
er and shortstop so it was a good game,"
Coach Nancy Denton said. "We had to
play ball. It was good to see good pitching
like that."
The Haines City triumph came on the
heels of two easy wins, including a recent
15-0 victory over Kathleen.
Rogers pitched just the first inning,
and Jessica Eiland went the rest of the
way. Upchurch was 3-for-4 with two dou-
bles, while Eiland and Rachel Hunt both
added triples.

in, left, had four hits in an extra inning win
City Friday, while Rachel Hunt cracked a
a win over Spoto last week.

Against Spoto, the Highlanders scored
17 runs in the first inning, and eventually
resorted to bunting and making inten-
tional outs. Again, Rogers pitched the first
and Eiland finished up.
The Lake Wales outburst was high-
lighted by an over-the-fence homer by
Last Saturday, Lake Wales hosted a tal-
ented Ft. Myers High School team, and
won 3-0 as Martin had a two-run single.
Simmons, Lamar, Thomas, Commerford
and Rogers all added hits, while
Simmons, Commerford and Rogers all
scored. Rogers fanned 11 and allowed
just two hits.
After the Pembroke event, the Lady
Highlanders will be off until March 14
when they travel to Bartow.
The next home game isn't until March
25 against Kathleen.

Warner hole too deep in hoop finale

Warner Southern men's
basketball were defeated
Friday by No. 15 ranked
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University Eagles 69-62 in
the semi-finals of the
Florida Sun Conference
post-season tournament.
The loss closes out the
*Royals season 21-11.
The Royals opened the
game with a lay-up from
Dennis Bender, but that
would be the only points for
the Royals in the first six
minutes of the game as the
Eagles scored 17 unan-
swered points to give them-
selves a 15 point lead.
The Royals stopped the
bleeding temporarily on
two free throws by Dwayne
Abraham and eventually cut
the deficit to nine before the
Eagles Went on a 14-3 run to
. push the lead to 20. The
Royals clamped down on
defense and found the hot
hand to go on a 26-10 run in
the last seven minutes of the
half to end the half only
down four, 43-39.
The Royals came within
one point of tying the game
in the second half with six
minutes remaining but the
Eagles hit enough shots to
win the game.
Bender registered his
second double-double of
the season with 12 points
and 10 rebounds to lead the
Royals. All-FSC guard
Preston Adams scored 10
and senior Mike Tolliver
closed out his collegiate
career with 10 points off the
bench, going perfect from
the free throw line (4-for-4).

Baseball Royals
suffer 1st loss
The Royals baseball team
lost 7-6 to nationally ranked
St. Ambrose University


(Iowa) on Monday, marking
the Royals first loss in eight
Royals starting pitcher
Daniel Payne threw six
innings striking out four. His
relief, Tyler Crews, pitched
the last three innings sur-
rendering no walks and no
runs, with two strikeouts.
The Royals scored three
runs in the eight inning off a
bases loaded single by Nick
Polston, cutting the Bee's
lead to three runs. The
Royals kept fighting in the
bottom of the ninth scoring
two more runs and making
the game a one-run lead.
With two outs and no run-
ners aboard, Polston flew
out to deep center putting
an end to the late offensive
charge by the Royals.
The Royals offense was
lead by Polston and
Huguley each with two hits,
Polston with two RBIs and
Huguley with one RBI. Ja-
son Caldwell, NicoVazquez,
and Dave Murray each had
a hit. Warner had moved
their early season mark to
13-5, 7-1 in league play, by
sweeping FSC foe St.
Thomas over the weekend,
by scores of 11-1 and 5-0.
Brett Stanton pitched a
complete game allowing no
earned runs with a strikeout
and only three hits allowed.
The Royals jumped to an
early lead scoring twice in
the bottom half of the first
inning. They tacked on six
more runs in the third. The
ninth run came in the sixth,
and the Royals last two runs
of the game came in the sev-
John Durham pitched a
complete game shutout in
the last of the three game
series. In seven innings
Durham struck out six,
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Lady Royals
squeak out wins
The Warner Southern
softball team recovered
from their first loss of the
season to sweep the St.
Thomas University Bobcats
3-2 and 1-0 Saturday.
In the opener, Jerrica
Sanchez pitched to earn her
fourth win of the season.
Jerrica pitched six innings,
allowed four hits, two runs,
one walk, and struck out
one batter. FSC Pitcher of
the Week Samantha Swof-
ford earned her first save of
the season by pitching the
final inning and allowing
one hit and one walk.
The Bobcats got on the
scoreboard first but the
Royals responded in the
bottom of the third with a
double from junior catcher
Staci Fernandez to bring
home Jen Steadham to tie
the score 1-1.
In the fourth inning,
Steadham hit a two-run
double to score the winning
runs. The Bobcats threat-
ened the Royals lead in the
following inning by scoring
a run on an error by the
Royals, but Jerrica and
Swofford combined to
shutout the Bobcats in the
remainder of the game.
Jennifer Giles pitched a
complete game shutout for
the Royals to earn her sec-
ond win of the season and
Diebler pitched a one-run
game with no walks and five
strikeouts for the Bobcats.
The lone run of the game
came in the bottom of the
fifth inning on a RBI single
by Brittany Anderson to
bring home Hope Franklin
who opened the inning with
a double.

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The Webber Inter-
national University baseball
team lost. both games of a
doubleheader to Embry-
Riddle Saturday, 4-3 and 2-
1, in local college basketball
action, after falling 12-4 in
an error filled game Friday
night in a three-game
Florida Sun Conference
series matchup.
Saturday's games were in
contrast to Friday's affair,
well pitched and low scor-
Embry-Riddle is current-
ly ranked No. 18 in .the
country by the National
Association of
Intercollegiate Athletics.
In game one Saturday the
Warriors were led at the
plate by Jim Latorre who
went 2-for-4 with a run
scored and a run driven in.
Jose Rodriguez also
chipped in with a hit and
two runs batted in.
Zach Hile threw for
Webber and pitched well
but picked up the loss. Hile
threw all seven innings
allowing four runs.
In game two the Warriors
got another outstanding
pitching performance by
Jimmy Marshall who tossed
a complete game only giv-
ing up two runs while strik-
ing out six batters.
Webber was led at the
dish by Harris Hartley who
picked up two hits in four
tries and driving in a run.
Latorre picked up two more
hits in the contest.
With the losses, Webber
drops to 14-7 overall and a
4-5 mark in the Florida Sun
The lone highlight came
Friday when Jordan Mills
blasted a two-run home run
off winning pitcher Jordan
Roberts. It stopped Roberts
scoreless inning streak at
38.2, which established a
new school and conference

Leading at the plate was
Mallorie Horton going 3-
for-3 with two RBI. Also
contributing to the Warriors
win was Liz Wallace going 2-
for-4 with two RBI and Sara
Harwood who also drove in
two runs.
On the mound for the
Warriors Cassie Pearson
pitched seven innings only
giving up one run on four
hits and walking two batters
to get the win.
Neither team was able to
get on the board for the first
three innings of the second
game, but a two-run
Harwood homer in .the
fourth setWebber on its way
to the shutout win. Also dri-
ving in runs were Christin
Carson, Amanda MacIntyre,
and Stephanie Ryan.
Taking the win' on the
mound was Kaysha Hillard
throwing six innings giving
up no runs on four hits.
Nichol Buckland pitched
the final frame and allowed
only one hit.


Lake Wales tops
Frostproof tennis
The Lake Wales
Highlanders had little
trouble in downing
Frostproof in local high
school tennis action
The Highlanders won
all five singles matches,
including triumphs from
David Smith over Tyler
Heath, David Shelton over
Charlie Hurst, Scott
Holloday over Caleb
Lambeth, Geoffrey West
over Michael Garcia and
Heath Williams over
Jordan Berker.
In first doubles action,
Holloday and West teamed
to defeat Heath and Hurst.
In other action earlier
in the week, Lake Wales
defeated All Saints 6-1.
Smith stopped David
Qunto in first singles, 6-3,
6-1, while Shelton took a
6-1, 7-6 (7-5) triumph over
Jon Salm at second sin-
gles. Holloday at third sin-
gles beat Jon Smith 6-4, 4-
6, 6-3, and James Hignight
took a 7-5, 7-6 (10-8) win
at fourth singles over Paul
O'Neill. Ryan Carpenter
fell to Brett Truitt at fifth
singles, 3-6, 4-6. Smith
and Shelton combined for
an 8-6 win at first doubles
while Holloday and
Hignight took a 9-7 win at

second doubles.

Cordello Memorial
golf event is set
The Indian Lake Golf
Course at Indian Lakes
Estates has scheduled the
2nd annual Cordello
Memorial Golf
Tournament for Saturday,
March 22. The four-person
scramble will start at 8:30
a.m. with a shotgun start.
Hole sponsors, prizes and
teams are being sought.
Teams will be given a
two stroke advantage for
having at least one woman
on its team and cash
prizes will be awarded
first, second and third
place finishers. Price of
the event is $200 per team
or $50 per person. This
cost includes green frees,
cart and lunch.
If you are interested in
participating either as a
sponsor, donating some of

your company items for
prizes, putting in a team or
are an individual player
wanting to golf, please call
the Pro Shop at (863) 692-
1514 or e-mail Vince Mee

Women hold
best net event
The Lake Wales County
Club Womens Golf
Association held a one-
best net -ball event last
week, with winner
crowned in three flights.
All three winning teams
posted scores of 59.
Michelle Stanley, Susan
Ruffini, Misti Hale and
Carol Durkin won the first
flight, while Berry Carneal,
Carol Durkin, Dot Byerly
and Beverly Nault won the
second flight. Lorraine
Johnson, Barbara Cassidy,
Jane Anne Milligan and
Betty Stokes teamed for
the top spot in flight three.

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Sara Harwood is congratulated after cracking a home run
in Webber University's softball win over Northwood last

record. On offense, his Eagle
teammates banged out 16
hits, including a two-homer,
five RBI effort by Colin Gray.

Softball squad
The Lady Warriors soft-
ball team defeated the Lady
Seahawks of Northwood
University Saturday after-
noon 8-1 and 5-0.
The Warriors wins moved
their way up in the Florida
Sun Conference with a 2-4
record and a 4-9 overall
The Seahawks scored
their first run in the first
inning off a double hit by
Erin Lambros, scoring
Maddie Bedingfield. The
Warriors fought back by tak-
ing advantage of Seahawks
errors and scoring two runs
to take the lead. Webber
racked up six more runs
within three innings to hold
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C. Bunner

Howard C. Bunner of
Rockport, Ind. died Tues-
day, Feb. 19, 2008, at
Cypress Grove Rehabilita-
tion Center in Newburgh,
Ind. He was 87.
Born Sept. 18, 1920, in
Rockport, Ind., he served
in the military during
World War II, owned the
WoodShop Gallery and
was a member of the
Trinity United Methodist
Church. He enjoyed play-
ing the organ and painting.
Mr. Bunner was preced-
ed in death by his wife,
Bettye Harmon Bunner;
and brother, Thomas
Survivors include seven
sons, Stephen Bunner of
Zephyrhills, Fla., Leslie
Bunner of Statesville, N.C.,
Mitchell Bunner of States-
ville, N.C., Kenneth Bun-
ner of Newburgh, Ind., Jon
Bunner of Rockport, Ind.,
Stanley Bunner of Rock-
port, Ind.; two daughters,
Jade Bredeson of Lake
Park, Minn. and Melanie
Adams of Evansville, Ind.;
20 grandchildren; 37 great-
grandchildren'; and a sister,
Elsie Kelly.
Visitation will be held
from 2 to 8 p.m., Friday,
Feb. 22, and from 8 a.m.
until service time at the
Boultinghouse Funeral
Services will be held
Saturday, Feb. 23, at the
Boultinghouse Funeral
Home in Rockport, Ind.,
with Rev. Larry VanCamp
officiating. Interment will
be at Sunset Hill Cemetery
in Rockport.
Memorial donations
may be made to the Trinity
United Methodist Church.
Boultinghouse Funeral
Home is in charge of

Lee Clodfelter

Gregory Lee Clodfelter
of Nalcrest died Saturday,
March 1, 2008, at the Lake
Wales Medical Center. He
was 60.
Born March 10, 1947, in
High Point, N.C., he came
here from Archdale, N.C.
two and a half years ago.
He was a retired letter car-
rier for the U.S. Postal
Service, a veteran of
Vietnam, serving in the
U.S. Air Force, a member
of the National Association
of Letter Carriers and past
president of the local asso-
ciation in High Point. He
was a Quaker and enjoyed
playing horseshoes, sing-
ing karaoke, playing golf,
watching Nascar and was
an avid Tarheels basketball
Survivors include his
wife, Kathryn Ann Clod-
felter of Lake Wales; a
daughter, Jamie L. Pleasant
of Danville, Va.; a son,
Jason L. Clodfelter of
Pleasant Garden, N.C.;
mother, Wanda Lambeth
Clodfelter of Archdale,
N.C.; a brother, Wayne
Clodfelter of Pleasant
Garden, N.C.; and three
No local services are
scheduled at this time.
Marion Nelson Funeral
Home was in charge of

Louise Cochran

Margaret Louise Coc-
hran of Bartow died
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008,
at her home. She was 71.

Born Jan. 21, 1937, in
Houston County, Ala., she
was a resident of Bartow
coming from Wauchula.
She was a homemaker,
enjoyed crossword puz-
zles, fishing, gardening
and family time. She was of
the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a
daughter, Kimberly Hen-

richs of Lake Wales; three
brothers, Sydney Davis of
Sebring, Merlin Davis of
Punta Gorda, and Robert
Davis of Wauchula; and six
Memorial services were
held at 7 p.m., Tuesday,
March 4, at the Marion
Nelson Funeral Home
Marion Nelson Funeral
Home was in charge of

Jimmy L.

Jimmy L. Hartsfield of
Lake City died Thursday,
Feb. 28, 2008, at Lake Wales
Medical Center. He was 65.
Born Sept. 5, 1942, in
Lake Wales, he graduated
from Lake Wales High
School in 1960, served in
the U.S. Air Force, was a
member of the American
Legion in Lake City, was
past president of the local
Lions Club Chapter in
Kingsville, and a retired
human resource director
for Texas A&M University
at Kingsville. He was a
member of the Eastside
Baptist Church in Lake
Mr. Hartsfield was pre-
ceded in death by his
father, William L. Harts-
Survivors include his
mother, Ruthie Ayscue of
Plant City; wife of 29 years,
Shirley L. Hartsfield; sister,
Patricia Hartsfield of Plant
City; brother-in-law, Bruce
E. Crane of Hernando; four
children, Caryolyn Erskine
of Babson Park, Derek
Hartsfield of Tallahassee,
Dana Masden of Loveland,
Colo., and Carrie Kane of,
Tampa; and nine grand-
Memorial services will
be held at 11 am., Friday,
March 14, at Eastside
Baptist Church in Lake
City with Rev. Bill Wood
Johnson Funeral Home
was in charge of local

Isaac Laurance
Lippincott Jr.

Isaac Laurance "Larry"
Lippincott Jr. of Haires
City, formerly a resident of
Tower Lakes in Lake Wales,
died Sunday, March 2,

2008, at Haines City Health
Care Center. He was 86.
He retired after 25 years
as a lab technician for Du
Pont in Delaware, worked
at Cypress Gardens and
Wal-Mart. He was a
Jehovah's Witness.
Mr. Lippincott was pre-
ceded in death by his wife,
Alice Lippincott.
Survivors include his
twin brother, William
Lippincott of Woodstown,
N.J.; nieces; nephews; and
many friends.
Memorial service will be
held at 1 p.m., Saturday,
March 8, at the Kingdom
Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
in Haines City.
Cremation Services of
Mid-Florida is in charge of

Jake Loyd

Jake Loyd of Lake Wales
died Thursday, Feb. 28,
2008, in Hogansville, Ga.
He was 86.
Born Feb. 3, 1922, in
Uvalda, Ga., he moved to
central Florida when he
was 17 years old. He
worked as a journeyman
lather and for the past 25
years had vegetable stands
in and around Lake Wales.
He loved country and
gospel music, fishing and
visiting family.
Mr. Loyd was preceded
in death by his wife, Shirley
Loyd, in 2001; two sisters,
Nina Woods and Lucille
Bedgood; two brothers,
Tallmadge and Hoss Loyd;
and three half siblings,
Adel Gillis, Alvey and OT.
Survivors include two
sisters, Pearline Handley of
Okeechobee, Fla. and
Gertrude Grace of Haines
City; a brother, Mack Loyd
ofVidilla, Ga.; Vsx children,
Jake Loyd of Hollywood,
Fla., Cissy Lisk of Lake
Wales, Dave Loyd of
Hogansville, Ga., Michael
Loyd of Olympia, Wash.,
Billy Richardson of Lake
Wales, and Carolyn
Stewart of Port St. Joe; 20
grandchildren; 28 great-
grandchildren; one great-
great-grandchild and
many nieces and nephews.
Graveside memorial
service will be held at 1
p.m., Saturday, March 8, at
Lake Wales Cemetery, fol-
lowed by food and fellow-
ship at a family members
Marion Nelson Funeral
Home was in charge of

Michael S.
"Mike" Mercer
Michael S. "Mike" Mercer
of Lake Wales died Saturday,
March 1, 2008, at his home.
He was 57.
Born May 3, 1950, in
Lake Wales, he was a life-
long resident of the Lake
Wales and Avon Park areas.
He was a machinist for
D.M.S. Corp. in Lake Wales
and served in the U.S.
Marines during the
Vietnam Era. He was an
avid gun enthusiast, a for-
mer truck driver, and of the
Pentecostal faith.
Mr. Mercer was preceded
in death by his parents,
Stanley and Lucielle
Mercer; and a brother, Ellis
Survivors include a
daughter, Kelly Thornton of
Stark, Fla.; a son, Michael S.
Monnier of California; a
brother, David Mercer of
Babson park; a sister, Linda
McCollers of Chipley, Fla.;
and four grandchildren,
Jasmine, Tyler, Caleb and
Memorial services will be
held at 11 a.m., Saturday,
March 8, 2008, at the Ridge
Community Church of God
in Dundee.
Marion Nelson Funeral
Home was in charge of

Grady Lee
Grady Lee Stoudemire of
Lake Wales died Thursday,
Feb. 28, 2008, at the Lake
Wales Medical Center. He
was 71.
He was a native of
Samson, Ala., worked as a

machine operator at Florida
Natural Growers, a member
of Allen Tepnple AME
Church in Lake Wales,
member of male chorus and
a licensed minister for
NAACP Lake Wales Chapter.
Survivors include his
wife, Maybelle Smith
Stoudemire of Lake Wales;
six children, Grady Stoude-
mire Jr., Sheila Williams,
Karen Stoudemire, Calvin
Stoudemire, Eric Stoude-
mire and Sheila A. Foster;
ten grandchildren, four
great-grandchildren; three
brothers, Eddie Stoudemire
of Mt. Clemon, Mich.,
Johnnie Lee Stoudemire
and Ernest Stoudemire of
Lake Wales; and four sisters,
Carolyn Jones, Versie Meeks,
Marcella Burley and
Annette Stoudemire of Lake
Visitation will be held
from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Friday,
March 7, at Allen Temple
AME Church in Lake Wales.
Services will be held at 2:30
p.m., Safurday, March 8, at
the Church of God by Faith
in Lake Wales.
Epps Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements.

Ozell Wilson

Ozell Wilson of Lake
Wales diedWednesday, Feb.
27, 2008, at the James A.
Haley Veterans Hospital in
Tampa. He was 63.
He was a native of Lake
Wales, worked as a citrus
contractor, graduated in
1964 from Roosevelt High
School in Lake Wales and
served in the U.S. Army and
was a Vietnam veteran. He
was a member of the First
Institutional Missionary
Baptist Church, Junior

Males Sunday. School
teacher, usher Ministry #2
and Male Usher's Ministry.
He was a member and
chairman of the board of
directors for the Polk
County Opportunity
Council, vice chairman and
member of the Heartland
Economic Development
Authority, Inc. Board, Lake
Wales CRA Board, member
and vice president of the
Lake Wales Chapter of the
NAACP, Roosevelt Alumni
Association, Roosevelt
Green and Gold
Foundation, Carillon Lodge
#880 I.B.P.O.E. of W, Antler
GuaMartin Luther King
Committee, and Northwest
Business Council.
Survivors include his
wife, Sheila R.J. Wilson of
Lake Wales; five children,
Ozell Wilson Jr. of Lakeland,
Demetrius Wilson of
Columbus, Ohio, Valarie
Davis, Wesley Jackson-
Wilson and Jerrell Wilson,
all of Lake Wales; three
brothers, Odis Wilson Sr.,
Arcellus Wilson, both of
Lake Wales, and Artis
Wilson of Haines City; four
sisters, Nettie B. Wright of
Lake Wales, Shirley Goosby
and Earlene Taylor of
Winter Haven, and Mildred
Banks of Waverly; ten
grandchildren; one great-
grandchild; and goddaugh-
ters, Murtis Wells and Tiara
Visitation will be held
from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday,
March 7, at First
Institutional Baptist
Church in Lake Wales.
Services will be held at 11
a.m., Saturday, March 8, at
First Assembly of God in
Epps Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements.

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Bill and Mimi Hardman celebrate

50th wedding anniversary

Bill and Mimi Hardman
were married in her home-
town of Paducah, Ky., in
1958. The Hardmans were
engaged while in medical
school at Emory University
in Atlanta. Following mar-
riage and medical school
they lived in South and
North Carolina, where Dr.
Hardman completed his
medical internship and res-
idencies in obstetrics and
gynecology. In Charlotte,
their eldest children, Kelly
and Bill Jr., were born in
1961 and 1963, respectively.
After serving as a
Lieutenant Commander in
the U.S. Navy in Key West,
Dr. Hardman opened a pri-
vate medical practice in his
hometown of Lake Wales in
1965. He was the first physi-
cian in Lake Wales to spe-
cialize in one field of medi-
cine. Their son Reid was
born in 1970 in Lake Wales
Mimi adopted her new
town and in her first years
here served as a teacher in
Polk County Public Schools,
a Girl Scout leader for
junior and senior troops
and member of the Heart of
Florida Girl Scout Council,
and an American Red Cross
water safety instructor and
lifeguard. She embarked on
a lifelong commitment to
the community and to his-
toric preservation, which
began most notably with an
abandoned 1928 Atlantic
Coast Line Railroad Depot
in Lake Wales. She spear-
headed the effort to
acquire, restore, and con-
vert the pink depot into a
historical and cultural
museum in 1976 as part of
the American Revolution
Bicentennial celebration.
During this period, Mimi
began Pioneer Day, an
annual celebration of Lake
Wales' early settlers, which
she still hosts in period
attire. The event has grown
to a two-day affair attract-
ing thousands of people.
Now in their fourth decade,

the Depot Museum and
Pioneer Days continue as
Central Florida attractions.
As owners and restorers of
The Arcade building in his-
toric downtown Lake Wales,
the Hardmans were among
a group of civic leaders who
served as the catalyst for
downtown redevelopment
in the 1970s. Mimi worked
to officially list a corridor of
historical buildings in Lake
Wales on the National
Register of Historic Places.
More recently she sparked
the city's recreational trail
initiative, championed the
Scenic Highway designa-
tion for State Road 17, and
raised millions of dollars to
restore buildings at the old
Lake Wales High School
campus; an 18-acre recre-
ational and community
complex which bares her
Dr. Hardman served his
hometown as mayor and
city commissioner, presi-
dent of the Lake Wales
Highlander Band Associat-

ion (having played under
the baton of Otto Krau-
schaar 1944-1950), presi-
dent of the Lake Wales Area
Chamber of Commerce,
chairman of the adminis-
trative board of the First
United Methodist Church,
and chief of staff and chief
of surgery of Lake Wales
Hospital. Dr. Hardman
retired from medical prac-
tice in December 2007. In
his 51-year career, he deliv-
ered more than 5,500
babies; a number equal to
about half the population of
Lake Wales.
The Hardman's children,
spouses, and seven grand-
children (ages 12 and
under) all live nearby: Kelly
and Steve Parker live in
Naples with their children
Reid, William, and
Elizabeth. Bill and Jodie
Hardman live in Orlando
with their children Miller
and Anderson. Reid and
Molly Hardman live in Lake
Wales with their children
Mary Leigh and Streaty.



Marjorie Mead lecture
The First Presbyterian
Church of Lake Wales will
host Marjorie L. Mead who
will speak on Wednesday,
6:30 p.m, on "The Gift of
Story: Awakening the
Spiritual Heart."


Barney's Dream
luncheon and
fashion show
Thursday, March 6,
11:30 a.m., First Baptist
church Fellowship Hall,
338 Central Ave., Lake
Wales. Tickets $12. For
more information, call
Lake Wales Medical
Center's Senior Circle
office at 679-6823.


Nalcrest Art Show
The 39th Annual
Nalcrest Art Show will be
held Friday, March 7, at
the Nalcrest Town Center
Auditorium between 9
a.m. and noon. Nalcrest is
located 10 miles east of
Lake Wales off Route 60.


First Baptist
Church of Alturas
Two-day 54th annual
homecoming celebration.
Gospel sing Saturday,
March 8, 7 p.m.

Gourmet Grilled
Chicken Dinner
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Community Club grilled
chicken dinner, Saturday,
March 8, 47 E. Starr Ave.,
Lake Wales. For informa-
tion, call 676-4752 or 676-

Wine & Jazz
Food, wine and jazz at
Historic Bok Sanctuary,
Saturday, March 8. Gates
open at 3:30 p.m.,
gourmet food and wine
area (additional ticket
required) open from 5 to 7
p.m. Concert begins at
6:30 p.m. Advance concert
tickets $20 for members,
$25 for general public. Day
of concert tickets $30.
To purchase tickets, call
734-1222 or visit Citizens

Bank & Trust.

Lake Wales Bike Fest
March, 8 4 to 9 p.m. DJ
Johnny Roberts will be
entertaining the crowd
with lots of great music
and his Southern fried

Dr. Joseph A. Wiltshire
Foundation Gala.
Second annual scholar-
ship gala, Saturday, March
8, 6 p.m., at the Lake Wales
Country Club. Tickets $50.
Tickets available at the
door. Guest speaker is
Eddie Adams Jr. For more
information, call 676-

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LWLT presents

"Home Games"

Hospital shows off new center

The Lake Wales Little
Theatre is proud to
announce the casting of
"Home Games" by Tom
Ziegler, an engaging play
about a retired Yankee
catcher, his daughter who
has given up her life to look
after him and the man who,
offers her a life she could
only dream about. This is
the fourth presentation in
the 30th anniversary sea-
Directed by Danny
Baynard, the talented cast
has already been working
hard for more than a
month bringing this story
to life.
' The cast includes Terry
Loyd as Tony Tucker,
MacKenzie Jennings as
Mertle Mae Tucker and
Scott Moore as Frank
Mertle Mae, Tucker sup-
ports herself, her dad, a
canary and a blind cat
working as a truck dis-
patch. Dad was once a
Yankee pitcher, spending
the 1955 season on the
bench. He now lives in. a

demented twilight zone,
walking around in his uni-
form and talking to the
audience as he would to
Casey Stengel. When
Mertle Mae takes a night-'
school class, she meets and
falls in love with a success-
ful young executive. He
loves Mertle Mae but is not
so sure about taking on
dear old dad. What follows
is not your typical boy-
meets-girl romantic come-
dy. Performances are
scheduled Friday, Saturday
and Sunday, March 28
through April 4. Curtain
times are 7:30 p.m. on
Friday and Saturdays,
with the Sunday matinee at
'2 p.m. All performances
are presented in the inti-
mate theater, 411 N. 3rd
Street, just three blocks
north of the Lake Wales
library. For more informa-
tion about the Lake Wales
Little Theatre, including
the current season, visit
the website at
Ticket prices are $12 for
adults and $9 for students
18 and under.

(Photo by Debra Gouvellis)
Lake Wales Medical Center held an; open house at its new orthopedic center Tuesday. Orthopedic surgeon, Dr.
Ponnavolu Reddy and nurse Nancy Konvenz demonstrate some of the equipment at the center.

I -- I
Arthur "Artie" Morris will be the guest
speaker at the annual Green Horizon din-

Morris to speak at
Bok's Green Horizon dinner
Arthur 'Artie" Morris will be the guest
speaker at the annual Green Horizon din-
ner March 15, 5:30 p.m., at Historic Bok
Sanctuary. Morris will present "Birds as
Art/On the Road," a slide-illustrated lec-
ture with 400 of his spectacular images.
With more than 20,000 of his stunning
images published in books, magazines,
and calendars all over the globe, Morris is
widely recognized as the world's premier
bird photographer.
If you would like to donate to the silent
auction, or if you do not receive your invi-
tation in the mail by March 10, please call
the Green Horizon office, (863) 678-1237.

Vintage clothing exhibit 2008

Fashion continues to constantly
evolve through time but previous fash-
ion trends also tend to repeat them-
selves. Much can be learned about our
past from a glimpse into the fashion of
an era. Come and see history through
American fashion at the Depot Museum.
The Lake Wales Depot Museum and
Lake Wales Historical Society are pleased
to announce the opening of its annual
exhibit "American Fashion through the
Ages: Vintage Apparel and Accessories."
This year we have another outstanding
display of women's fashions, including
apparel from the late nineteenth century

through the 1970s. Several wedding
dresses will be on display in this years
exhibit including one from the 1890s.
The exhibit will be on display from
February through May.
The Depot Museum is still interested
in adding items to its exhibit. If you have
any items that you would like to display
with the collection, please contact the
Depot Museum. The museum is located
at 325 S. Scenic Highway. Our hours are
Monday through Friday, 9-5 and
Saturday, 10-4.
For more information, call the Depot
Museum at 678-4209.



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