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Title: The Frostproof news
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Language: English
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Publisher: Alfred H. Mellor
Place of Publication: Frostproof, Polk County Fla
Publication Date: November 24, 2010
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Frostproof's Hometown News for more than 85 years

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Frostproof, Polk County Florida 33843

Copyright 2010 Sun Coast Media Group, Inc.

November 24, 2010

Frostproof's bombers caught heck, pilot says

Guest at annual chamber dinner last week

Edward Logan didn't exactly
have to apologize last week
for the accidental bombing of
Frostproof during World War II.
Logan, who was the guest
speaker at the Frostproof
Chamber of Commerce's an-
nual dinner at the Ramon The-
ater, said he double-checked
his flight logs from some six
decades ago, and that he
wasn't in the air those two days
in August, 1944, when practice
bombs were twice accidently
dropped on locations in the
But since he was stationed
at the Avon Park Bombing
Range then, preparing to fly 37
bombing missions later in the
war, he and his cohorts sure
did hear about it.
"Our CO called us all in,
there were 300 of us, and he's
standing up on a stage and
he said, 'Gentlemen, I want
to tell you tonight that we did
something that we have to
stop," Logan recalled. "He said
we're at war, but are not at war
with Frostproof, so don't bomb
He said pilots trained six
days a week at the bombing
range, leaving them little time
to head out to Frostproof or
anywhere else on the Ridge for
any rest or relaxation.
"We had Sundays off, and
mostof us were so tired that
we couldn't wait to catch up on
things we were behind on, like
sleep and laundry," he recalled.
His B-17, which in part saved
his life, wasn't brought down
until its 34th mission, when
German artillery knocked out
two of the plane's four engines

Outgoing Frostproof Chamber of Commerce President Mary Ruth Wilson, right, thanks Edward Logan for sharing his
stories during last week's chamber event. Logan was presented a certificate of appreciation for his visit.

and part of a third. Logan's left
wing was on fire and he and
his crew had lost radio contact,
electricity and hydraulics.
"We didn't have anything,"
he recalled. "But B-17s, even
though they had lost all of
these things, can still fly. They
tell you, you can make that
airplane do anything, because
it will. But it's up to you, and
your friend upstairs."
I le and his crew were able
to pull the plane out of its
spin about 22,000 feet above
the earth, he recalled. At 3,500
feet, he ordered all the enlisted

men to jump from the crippled
craft. One of his nicknames,
he recalled, was Mother len
because he always showed so
much concern for his crew.
At 2,500 feet, Inhe ordered his
officers to jump, which would
have left Logan alone in the
plane. At first, the officers re-
fused, he said. Logan recalled
he then pulled out his pistol
and uttered the words, "lump,
damn it, jump," which became
the title of his memoirs, which
were published in 2luio
I le autographed many cop-
ies of the book after the dinner

and his riveting hour-long
recollection of the shoot-down
and his eventual rescue.
Logan was "captured" by a
Slovenian partisan, fortuimalel\.
who helped him get back to
his unit.
earlier this year, he was
tracked down by Bea Reifeis,
who is collaborating with lune
Felt on a book about historical
fun facts associated with Frost-
proof, and along with wife
Betty, was the guest of Frost-
proof Mayor Kay Hutzelman
and husband Paul. The Logans
are residents of Henderson,

Edward Logan signs a copy of his
book, "Jump, Damn It, Jump," during
a visit to Frostproof last week.
In the book, Logan recalls
the Frostproof bombing in-
cidents, noting that the night
training area at Avon Park was
north-northeast of the center
of the base, or generally in the
direction of Frostproof.
"Occasionally, bombardiers
mistook the streetlights of
Frostproof for the 90-degree
cross of the lights at the bomb-
ing range," he wrote in his
book, "and dropped practice
bombs squarely in the center
of the downtown area. Al-
though these mistakes were
humorous to many people,
the mayor of Frostproof took
a very dim view of them and
guilty parties were repri-
manded by the commanding
Logan's book can be pur-
chased online at major book
retailing sites.

Angel Food Blessing boxes


Blessing is a two-way
street there are those
who bless and those who
receive the blessing, and
many times they are one
and the same.
For about two years
now, Don and Jan Hen-
rikson of Lake Wales have
been working with a crew
of several others from
First United Methodist
Church to coordinate the
Angel Food Ministry.
The program is also of-
fered through the Frost-
proof Care Center.
Once a month, mem-
bers of the church ride
to First Baptist Church
in Bartow on a Saturday
morning to pick up their
load for that month's
About 10 Polk County
churches and organiza-
tions participate in Angel
Food, an organization
that offers nutritional
food at a significant dis-
Several kinds of boxes
are available the
Christmas box, a $36
value consists of a 7.5
pound all-natural Perdue
roasting hen, 3 pounds

hit at holidays
boneless netted ham times, they don't even
roast, 12 ounces of corn know the people who
bread stuffing mix, one receive the box but just
pound frozen cranberries, come and give the church
12 count mini-corn cob- the money to deliver a
bettes, two pounds green package.
beans, two pounds diced Angel Food can be or-
sweet potatoes, 12 count dered online with a credit
whole wheat dinner rolls, or debit card at www.
1.7 ounce brown gravy or by calling
mix, in addition to des- Toni at 8i 1I 696-2480. In
sert and recipes. Frostproof, contact the
The "Bountiful Bless- care center at 635-5555.
ing" box has enough Dl)eadline for Decemnber
food to feed a family of orders is Dec. 8, with
four fot a week, for $41, delivery taking place Dec.
and includes choice beef 18, 9:30 10 a.m.
roast, chicken breast fil- Jan notes among the
lets,.hamburger steaks, many boxes available is
smoked sausage, lean a "Just 4 Me After School
ground beef, ham steak, Box," an assortment of
and lots of other food child-friendly snacks
items. good for after school or
Don says he finds box any other time.-
delivery very satisfying. The box includes 2

"It just makes you feel
real good that you're
helping '0iomenibllI." he
His wife, Jan, said "We
really need to get out the
word to people that don't
know about it that could
really use it because of
the price."
The latest trend, they
note, is people who come
and pay for a box- for
someone else.
Jan notes that many

pounds breaded chicken
fingers, 1.75 pounds fully
cooked breaded party
wings, 1.5 pounds corn
clogs, 14 oz. stuffed pizza
breadsticks, four peanut
butter and jelly jam-
wiches, two charbroiled
cheeseburgers (twin
packs) and two packages
of peanut butter and gra-
ham wafer snacks.
Cost of the after-school
box is $24.

LW man charged with taking

gun to Frostproof game

While most Fort Meade
Miners fans were cheer-
ing in the Frostproof vs.
Fort Meade game Nov. 12,
one fan noticed some-
thing a little suspicious.
She saw a silver hand-
gun fall out of the left
jacket pocket of a man
as he stood to walk out
of the bleachers in Fort
Meade, a Polk County
ShL ill 's Office affidavit
The fan reported the
incident to Deputy Joshua
Music and described
the gun-toter as a young
I lispanic man wearing a
gray hooded jacket, who
was standing along side
of the fence on the south
side of the bleachers, the
affidavit said.
Music contacted the
male, Noe Gonzales Jr.,
19, of Lake Wales, and
asked if he had any illegal
guns, drugs or contra-
band on him. Gonzales
raised his arms and said,
"Yes, search me."
Gonzales was searched,
police said, and Music
found in his front left
pocket a small silver
.22-caliber Jennings
handgun. Gonzales said
he does not have a permit

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to carry a concealed fire-
arm, the sheriff's office
reported. He also said he
was from Lake Wales and
that there were several
people in Fort Meade
who do not like him and
that's why he was carry-
ing a gun.
Gonzales told Music
he got the gun from his
uncle who was not aware
that he had it. Gonzales
was arrested for carrying
a concealed firearm on

school property. Frost-
proof won the game
36-35 in double overtime,
and there were no other
reported incidents at the
According to jail
records, Gonzalez was
booked and released on
$1,000 bond on Nov. 13.
A records search did
not show the firearm was
stolen, the police affidavit


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December 4
Festival of Trees
Christmas Parade
Kick off a special
holiday season with a
viewing of the Festival
of Trees in the Ramon
Theater, from 3-6 p.m.
Admission is $1. Then
plan to attend Frost-
proof's 18th Annual
Christmas Parade at 6:30
p.m. Anyone inter-
ested in participating
in the parade can get
an application at www.
or www.frostproofevents.
com or at the Frostproof
Chamber of Commerce
office at 15 E Wall St.
For more information
contact the Frostproof
Chamber of Commerce
at (863) 635-9112.

Methodist Church
The Frostproof Meth-
odist Church will hold
its annual Christmasfest
celebration from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. A wide range of
events and fun for kids of
all ages is planned, and
they even hope to make
it snow! Chili tasting con-
test and entertainment
make the event com-
, plete. For more informa-
tion, contact the church
at 635-3107.

December 11
Snowflake Ball
Snowflake Ball at the
;Ramon Theater. Dance
to the music of The
Skylarks, a 10 piece
band playing "Big Band"
sounds. $15 eacch or
$25 per couple includes
snacks and refreshments.
Optional cash bar will be
available. Semi-formal

or formal dress. Order
tickets online at www.
ramontheater.coin or call
863-635-7222 or 863-
635-9 112 or purchase at
Ramon Theater office.

Pictures with Santa!
Ramon Theater pres-
ents a day of pictures
with Santa Dec. 11th.
Kids and grandkids pic-
tures with Santa from 10
a.m. noon. Furry kids
(i.e. pets) pictures with
Santa, 1-3 p.m. Photogra-
phy provided by Frost-
proof Photography Club
at a cost of $7 for a 5" by
7" picture.

Friday, December 17
Heartland Pops con-
The Frostproof Historic
Preservation Committee
will present the I leart-
land Pops Christmas
concert at the American
Legion Post #95 Memo-
rial Auditorium (formerly
Frostproof High School
Auditorium). The concert
start at 7 p.m. Tickets are
$10 in advance, $15 at
the door. For information
or tickets, contact T.R.
Croley at 635-7832

Friday, December 31
Murder Mystery Din-
ner Theater
Get your tickets early
as the Frostproof Cham-
ber presents "Murder on
the Petulant Express", a
ner theater. Last year's
New Year's Eve event
sold out. Cost is $30 per
person which includes
dinner, party favors and
one "sparkling bever-
age." Reservations can
be made at www.ramon-, or by calling
the theater at 635-7222.

Ongoing Events
Frostproof Lions Club

meets at Frostproof Care
Center meeting room at
21 S. Scenic Hwy. The
group meets at 6 p.m. on
second and fourth Tues-
days. Meals are catered
by Pizza Box. RSVP by
calling 635-9700.
Frostproof Rotary Club
meets every other Thurs-
day at noon in the com-
munity room of Frost-
proof Care Center at 21
S. Scenic Hwy. Guests are
always welcome. Meals
can be ordered from The
Pizza Box at 635-9700 to
be delivered to the meet-
ing. Call Stacy Hackworth
at 863-635-8340 for more
Frostproof Masonic
Lodge holds a monthly
barbecue fundraiser the
third Saturday of every
month from 11 a.m.-2
p.m. at 46 W. Wall St.
Cost is $5 and includes
sandwich, chips and
Frostproof Photogra-
phy Club meets the first
Tuesday of every month
at 6 p.m. at Frostproof

November 19
Yolanda Donaldson,
30, of 820 Cody Road,
Babson Park charged
with battery.
Preston Wilson, 42, of
110 W. 5th Street, Frost-
proof- charged with
cruelty toward child.
Oscar Ortiz, 23, of 134
Lake Caloosa Landings,
Frostproof charged
with violation of proba-
tion and public order
crimes-destroy damage
alter electronic monitor

November 20
Victor Munoz, 31, of

Art Gallery, 12 E. Wall St.
Open to beginners and
experienced photogra-
pliers all ages. For more
information contact
Mike at 863-528-0006,
Chip at 589-2366 or go
to http://tech.groups. Frost-
proofPix .
Free computer classes
every Saturday, 10 a.m.-
noon at I louse of Praise
Ministries, Hopson Road.
Call Evelyn Lewis at 528-
Pat Bowen teaches
oils and acrylics each
Monday at 9 a.m. Fee is
$10 for members: $12
for non-members. Call
Frostproof Art LIeague,
635-7271, for more infor-
Citrus Ridge Decora-
tive Arts Society meets at
FrostproofArt League's.
Gallery at 9 a.m. on the
fourth Saturday of each
month. Anyone interest-
ed is invited to attend.
Heartland Horses &
Handicapped Inc. offers
pony rides every Monday

816 Aldo Drive, Babson
Park charged with
driving with a suspended
Joseph Williams, 26, of
1010 Dawes Road, Frost-
proof- charged with
violation of probation.
Stephen Leppert, 22,
of 1108 N. Reedy Blvd.,
Frostproof- charged
with fraudulent use of a
credit card and larceny.

November 21
Adriana Magri, 24,
of 320 \alter Avenue,
Frostproof charged
with driving with a sus-
pended license.

from 4-6 p.m. (weather
permitting). Dona-
tion is $5 per child. All
proceeds support a Free
Assisted Riding Program
for adults and children
with special needs. The
program provides free
assisted-riding sessions
for adults and children
with special needs from
9-11 a.m. on Wednes-
days, Thursdays, and

Saturday. For more
information, call (863)
452-0006 or visit www.
Highlands County
Shrine Club meets every
Saturday morning for
They also have a Flea
Market every Saturday
from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Call 382-2208 for more

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Thanksgiving reflections: Unless you are a turkey

(These reflections on Thanks-
giving were written in the early
1960s by Loyal Frisbie in his
column, Off My Chest, and were
reprinted in his column each
year on Thanksgiving Day. He
died on Dec. 5, 2004, at the age of
89, but his inspirational message
is timeless, and we are republish-
ing it as today's editorial.)
Unless you are a turkey you
have much to be thankful for at
this Thanksgiving season.
If you are reading these lines,
you have eyes to see with, and
an education to read with.
If you are having these lines
read to you, you have ears to
hear with and a mind to think
The past year may have been
a sad one for you. There may


be deep troubles on the hori-
zon ahead. Still, there should
be much room in your heart for
If you lost a loved one in the
past year, you know that they
are now past pain and sorrow
... and that God has so arranged
the Universe that your own grief
at the loss is less as the days roll
If dark death sits at your door
waiting for a critical illness to
take its toll in your household,
you do have the loved one with
you for yet awhile.
Money matters may be caus-
ing you concern.
If you could afford to buy this

newspaper, or if you know you
will,be able to feed your fam-
ily today and tomorrow and the
next day, there are millions of
people in this world who will
find it hard to believe anyone
could have such good fortune.
It's possible for the time be-
ing you are in such pain that it
is a monstrous effort for you to
move around.
If you are able to rise from
your bed or chair and walk,
there are people in hospitals
throughout this land who would
gladly exchange half the years
they have left to do as much.
Please believe me, I would not
for one moment belittle your
troubles, whatever they may be.
I know that your troubles weigh
heavily because they are yours,


Thanks for
Thank you for the great
honor and privilege of
allowing me to serve as
your county commission-
er for the last four years.
Together we have ac-
complished much and
Polk County is a better
place today because of
things we accomplished
While I sincerely want-
ed to continue my service
on the commission for a
second term, the voters
have spoken.
I wish my colleagues oni
the commission and the
two new commissioners

and you must live with them,
hour by hour, and day by day.
It is only human for each of
us to feel that our burdens are
heaviest. But perhaps you can
join me in this thought:
As I catalogue my own difficul-
ties and look about me, I don't
find anyone with whom I would
wish to exchange miseries.
My own are familiar to me,
and manageable, and I am
grateful that I am alive in God's
world, where there is cause for
thanksgiving in every sunbeam
and every raindrop, where every
new dawn brings promise of
hope and faith for a brighter
May God's love for his children
awake an echoing love in all our

allowing me to serve
every success in dealing and participate actively in
with the many challenges our government.
that remain in our corn- As I turn my commis-
munity. sion responsibilities over
I want to especially to Mr. Dantzler, I leave
thank each of you who humbled by the trust
supported my campaign. you placed in me during
Even though we did not my term, proud of what
prevail, your efforts de- we accomplished, and
fined the issues that the secure in the knowledge
commission must deal that you, the citizens that
with over the next few we serve; will continue to
years and, in that, you guide our community to
provided our community the future it deserves.
a great service.
Our system of govern- Jean Reed,
ment only works because Former Polk County
of people like you who Commissioner
are willing to step forward

For a number of years,
I have made it a practice
to pause at Thanksgiving
and reflect on my bless-
Perhaps this is an intru-
sion on my readers; look-
ing into someone else's
soul may be an uncom-
fortable experience. Sorry,
but that is who I am.

As always, family tops
my list. I am blessed with
a wife who loves me, even
when she does not under-
stand me; three children
whom I love, even when
I don't understand them;
and three precious grand-
sons, around whom my
world revolves.
No other blessings can

Mary's and my newest
blessing began on Jan. 1
of this year.
We both retired after a
career in journalism that,
in my case, spanned a
half century, 45 years of
it in a business started by
my Granddad and Great-
I broke the mold.
Great-Granddad, Grand-
dad, and Dad all worked
until their health failed. I
decided that was not for
So after 75 years under
ownership by the Frisbie
family and assurances
by our children that they
.were happy in their own


S.I. Flridli ____

careers, I decided to sell
Frisbie Publishing Co.
It was the right deci-
There is a time in life
for all things, and this was
the right time for us.
We sold to Derek Dunn-
Rankin, a long-time pro-
fessional associate with
extensive community
journalism experience
and professional values
similar to mine.
.No, it did not go en-
tirely as we had planned,
but I would make the
same decision again in a
Mary and I remained
on under a three-year
employment contract,
and on Jan. 1 of this year,
we stepped enthusiasti-
cally into retirement, the
next chapter of our lives.
It was the right time.

When I retired, friends,
including the staff I had
built, told me that our
newspapers would not he
the same without me at
the helm.
I assured them that
they were right.
Every manager puts

his own imprimatur on
a business. Many things
would improve; some
might not be as good.
I was fortunate that
Derek agreed with my
recommendation that lim
(Couvellis be appointed to
succeed me.
I give him advice only
when he asks for it. That
is as it should be.

I give thanks for the
eight-year ministry of
Father Wally Reynolds at
Holy Trinity Episcopal
Church. Wally retired on
July 31, a year and a half
after appointing Denny
Clements and me to
share the duties of senior
warden. We are the lay
leaders in charge until a
new rector is called.
Wally forgot to mention
his retirement plans when
he appointed us.
Just as people told Mary
and meIlI when we retired,
I hated to see him go, but
I rejoiced in his decision,
because he deserved it.

I am thankful that I was
given the opportunity
to continue to write this
I enjoy it, and I amn
grateful to friends and
readers who say they
enjoy it.
I hope I have the grace
to quit writing it before

The Lake Wales News
Jim Gouvellis Publisher
Aileen Hood General Manager
Brian Ackley Editor

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For 9)5 years, the I.ake
Wales Area Chamber of
Commerce has carried
out programs and activi-
ties to further its mission:
"to promote and enhance
a strong business climate
while supporting a desir-
able quality of life in the
greater Lake Wales area."
Over the years, the
chamber's focus and its
specific programs and
activities have varied
according to need, the
strength of its leadership
and the level of commu-
nity support and involve-
Today, the chamber
is a very dynamic orga-
nization, with a strong
and committed board
of directors, a small but
professional staff, an in-
volved membership and
a wide array of programs
and activities which they
A volunteer board of
directors establishes
policy, provides direc-
tion and oversight and
ensures adequate funding
is available to accomplish
the goals it sets for the
organization each year.
Many active volunteer
committees work with the
chamber's officers, direc-
tors and staff to carry out
a comprehensive busi-
ness agenda, announced
each December for the
coming year.
All chamber programs
and activities fall into one
of four program areas,
including: Comipunity
Development; Economic
Development; Member-
ship Development; and
Organization Develop-
Chamber operations
and programs are primar-
ily funded by the annual
dues paid by its members
and through sponsor-
ships, fund-raising events
and other program


Five years ago the
chamber's board of direc-
tors recognized the need
to generate a base of
financial support at the
beginning of each year
to help underwrite its
planned operational and
program costs.
Since that time, three
to five president's circle
members have each paid
$5,000 annually to cover
their annual membership
investment and prepay
their sponsorship and
participation in all major
chamber events.
In return, each receives
additional promotional
benefits as part of a total
membership package val-
tied at more than $12,000
Of course, president's
circle members were
likely to attend and spon-
sor many chamber events
throughout the year
anyway, as they had in
the past.
But, their ability to
"purchase" an advance
package of sponsorships
and preferred seating
at major events and
take advantage of bonus
promotional benefits
offered by the chamber -
is certainly an advantage
when planning marketing
budgets for the coming
At the same time, the
chamber benefits by
securing most major
sponsors early in the year,
without having to "knock
onil doors" prior to every
event, increasing ticket
prices or raising the cost
of general membership to

meet expenses.
The results: successful
events and programs that
encourage greater memn-
ber participation.
And, with payments
scheduled in January
each year, this member-
ship package also pro-
vides the chamber with
the income necessary to
sustain operations at a
time when the organiza-
tion is gearing up for a
new year of activities.
President's circle
members also participate
in the chamber's trustee
program, joining other
major company and orga-
nization CEOs who have
paid $1,000 annually, in
addition to their annual
membership investments.
Trustees attend quarterly
breakfast meetings host-
ed by fellow members to
discuss common issues
and to give and receive
industry updates.
Participants enjoy this
opportunity to stay in-
formed, to maintain con-
tact with colleagues, and
to strengthen their com-
mitment to the chamber
and the lake Wales area
Much of the chamber's
strength lies in its ability
to build strong working
partnerships with area
businesses, other com-
munity organizations, city
and county governments,
state representatives and
regional and statewide
economic development
If you are interested in
learning more about be-
coming a member, a pres-
ident's circle member or
a chamber trustee, please
give us a call at 676-3445.
We're always glad to hear
from you!

Bely 1 Wojcik is eweutite
director of the Ilike Wales
A'eia ClhaInber of(Coln-

For much I am thankful

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November 24, 2010

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Shoppers beware

Cops warn buyers to be vigilant on Black Friday


Local police warned
Black Friday shoppers to
keep close watch since
the bad guys might in
turn be watching them.
Sgt. David Wyant of the
Bartow Police Depart-
ment, and Chief Herbert
Gillis and Assistant Chief
Christopher Velasquez of
the Lake Wales Police De-
partment, warned shop-
pers to be extra vigilant
when seeking Christmas
"Check the surround-
ings," said Wyant. "Trust
your gut.
"If something doesn't

seem or feel right, walk
away from the situation."
With all the hustle and
bustle, watch carefully.
"Be proactive rather
than reactive this holiday
season," said Velasquez.
Many local stores open
prior to dawn and mer-
chants expect lines when
the doors swing open.
The Bartow Walmart will
stay open all night with
some specials starting
at midnight and another
round of sales at 5 a.m.
lCPenney's at Eagle Ridge
Mall in lake Wales and
Belks at Lakeside Village
in Lakeland will both
open at 4 aim.
Even many local thrift

shops are bracing for
increased business.
All three officers sug-
gested using basic safety
tips not just during
the holidays but year
Wyant advised pre-
dawn and other holiday
shoppers to hit the stores
"It's best if you go with
a friend," said Wyant.
"Make it a 'friend day.'
Go with someone else."
Although both local
forces will patrol park-
ing lots more often than
usual Friday,Velasquez
suggested that shoppers
stay in well-lit areas and
park near other vehicles.

He said that shoppers
should take advantage of
"natural surveillance.
"Keep cars locked and
place valuables out of
sight in the trunk," said
"If someone can look
right into the car, the
temptation will appar-
ently be there to break
a window and take your
Christmas away."
According to Velas-
quez, by keeping a car
near other parked cars,
criminals don't know
whether someone might
be sitting in a car.
"The bad guys know
there could be a chance
somebody is watching."

Wyant told shoppers to
be aware of their person-
al physical limitations.
"If you're carrying 15
to 20 pounds of packages
for 20 to 25 minutes you
may suffer from muscle
fatigue," said Wyant.
"Keep from injuring
"You're more prone to
trip or drop packages."
Velasquez warns: "Stay
alert at the register.
"With all the hustle
and bustle, and the long
lines, make sure you get
your credit cards back,"
he said. "And count your
cash when you get your
"Check through your

cash and if it looks coun-
terfeit, ask for another
More cops will patrol
the streets on Friday, said
"These officers will
patrol the commercial
activity centers along
the U.S. Highway 27 and
State Road 60 roadways
from I a.m. to 11 a.m. to
make the beginning of
the Christmas shopping
season enjoyable and
safe for our shoppers,"
said Gillis.
"As always, retailers
and shoppers are asked
to report all suspicious

Tax drop could mean county cuts

What and where ultimately to trim are big questions


What will Polk County
be forced to do if prop-
erty tax revenues drop
for yet another consecu-
tive year?
"If what I hear is cor-
rect, we're going to have
to look at more pro-
grams," said Polk County
Board of Commissioner
chairman Edwin V.
Some of those pro-
grams might have to see
decreases in funding, he
said, adding he hoped
none would have to be
His reaction is due
to figures showing the
county budget dropping
by $26 million this year
because of a drop in
property tax collections.
However, it will not
be until February before
the county commission
begins to take up the
matter. At thaLt time it will
begin looking at the bud-
get. Smith said it's going
to be hard on everybody
in every division. As for
any specific programs,
all he could say was that
there would not be any

areas left unchecked.
Prospects look grim.
According to Marsha
Faux, Polk County Prop-
erty Assessor, property
values are continuing to
decline. Last year alone
there were more than
11,000 foreclosures.
"Several years ago, the
median price of a home
was $168,000," she said.
"Now it's $98.000."
Faux was quick to
caution that a decline
in property values did
not necessarily mean a
decline in tax revenues.
If the commissioners
had wanted, it could
have done a rollback on
the village rate. It chose
not to do so and instead
made the decision to
hold the line, the same
decision it made the
previous two fiscal years.
As a consequence, the
current village rate of
6.8665 has led to a $77
million reduction in the
budget. The question,
Faux asked, was can the
county continue to hold
the millage rate. (A mill-
age rate is based upon
every thousand dollars,
thus the Polk County
millage rate means prop-

erty tax on a $150,000
home with a $50,000
homestead exemption
will equal $687).
Smith, who was elected
to the BOCC in 2008, said
. the "high water mark"
in property tax revenues
came in 2006. It has been
in decline ever since.
"Every year since that
time, we've been forced
to make budget reduc-
tions," he said.
It is part of the reason
why Smith appears to
take a hard line during
public sessions whenever
a request for money is
In two recent requests,
he was viewed as being
fiercely adamant about
dispensing money.
One of those inci-
dents was when the
request was made for
the $120,000 that had
been slated to pay for
the demolition of the
cigar factory in Bartow.
The other request came
at the Nov. 16 public
session, when Polk State
College president Eileen
Holden asked the BOCC
for $2.5 million to fund
a public roadway access
for the new Clear Springs

FRISBIE: I am thankful

you quit enjoying it.

In less than two
months, my personal
odometer will turn over
to age 70.
Gosh; that used to be
I have so many things
left to enjoy.
Finishing a book on
management that should
go to the printer next

Learning to play the
guitar, which is going
quite slowly.
Taking a golf lesson or
Trying my hand at
art in tandem with my
8-year-old grandson,
My blessings exceed
my ability to list them, or
to thank God for them.

(S. L. Frisbie is retired.
He defines retiirementl as
waking up in the inorn-

ing, deciding what he
does not want to do, and
then not doing it.)

campus, which will be
located in Bartow.
Smith opposed both.
While he voted to ap-
prove sparing the cigar
factory, to allow the City
of Bartow 180 days to
conduct studies and raise
funds, it was without, the
$120,000 included. For
the public roadway, of
which $500,000 was ap-
proved, his was the only
vote in opposition.
BOCC vice chairman
Sam Johnson says if there
is indeed another short-
fall, developing the fiscal
year 2011-2012 budget
will be more challenging.
Where will cuts be made,
and how deep, are his
"I can't even hazard to
guess where those cuts
are going to come," he
Ile wondered whether
further cuts, if necessary,
would "cut into the meat
of these projects."
It echoed a point made
by Smith to I golden,
that the point had been
reached where Polk
County citizens were be-
ginning to notice services
in response time and
quality was beginning to
suffer. He told Holden
the BOCC was potentially
facing possibly as much
as a 10 percent decrease
in tax revenues.
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accurate is up for specu-
lation, according to Faux.
"It's difficult to es-
timate what it will be
because not all revenues
for this year are in," she
said. "I feel sure there
will be a decline, but
to pinpoint a figure? It
would be like throwing at
a dart board."
Might Smith consider a
rollback the millage rate
for fiscal year 2011-2012?
"You have one of two
choices. Increase rev-
enues or decrease taxes,"
he said. "To put addi-
tional taxes on people is

out of the question."
Property tax is one
source of revenue that
make up the Polk County
budget, Since FY 2007-
2008, when the county
budget was $1.8 billion,
revenues have steadily
declined. The budget for
FY 2010-11 is $1.3 billion.
That is a decline of $500
For FY 2011-12, it is
projected property tax
collections for the county
could drop between 10-
11.7 percent this year, a
deficit projected between
$25-$26 million.

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Association of University Women and
their guests listened to a delightful
music performance recently. The duo of
Maria Laude, pianist and mezzo-sopra-
no, and Cantor Riselle Bain performed
the cantata "In Freedom's Light," writ-
ten by Rabbi Jacob Segal with music
composed by Zinovi Bistritzky.
The cantata follows the Jewish-Amer-
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Laude, a Lake Wales High School
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Jews exodus from Spain to their growth
and contributions to America and the
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AAUW members Betty Wordard and Marian Casey.

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Dickens event

Dec. 9 at arts center

The Lake Wales Arts
Council, Inc. invitesarea
residents to a holiday per-
formance of "The Night
Before Christmas Carol"
on Dec. 9, at 7:30 pm.
Renowned Dickens
scholar, author, play-
wright and lecturer, Dr.
Elliot Engel has crafted
this entertaining one-
man work that has
provided holiday family
entertainment for thou-
sands. The performance
will be held in Updike
Hall, Lake Wales Arts Cen-
ter, 1099 SR 60 E, Lake

David zum Brunnen portrays
Charles Dickens and many
others in his show that will
come to the Ridge in a couple
of weeks.
Alone in his study, fac-
ing a deadline, Charles
Dickens gets the idea
for his famous holiday
As the story emerges
from his imagination,
each of the characters
comes to life in this witty
and entertaining portrait
of the writer creating one
of the best-loved stories

The Lake Wales Arts Center will host a special holiday event on

Dec. 9
of all time.
Award-winning ac-
tor, David zum Brunnen
portrays Charles Dickens
and seventeen famil-
iar characters from the
famous Christmas Carol.
Cedric Charles Dickens,
great-grandson of Charles
Dickens, praised zum
Brunnen's performance,
"David absolutely be-
comes my great-grandfa-
ther on stage!"
All are invited after the
performance to a wine

and cheese reception and
the opportunity to meet
zum Brunnen.
Tickets are $20 mem-
bers, $25 non-members;
students with ID $5. To
reserve seats, call the
Lake Wales Arts Center at
(863) 676-8426, Monday
through Friday, 9 a.m. to
4 p.m.
This performance is
made possible in part by
the generosity of Mrs.
Bruce Newell and The
Ruth V. Marchione Fund.

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Hillcrest Elementary teacher Laura Bennett (pictured) reads to children in the Seminole neigh-
borhood as part of the school's ongoing community outreach program "Project Learn Learn
Learn." A team of teachers and school staff visited the neighborhood on a recent Saturday
morVing, and met many current and future Hillcrest Hawks. Each child received a juice box, snack
and story time. Project Learn Learn Learn includes community outreach programs, family nights
at school, and activities to build strong bonds between Hillcrest Elementary and the neighbor-
hoods it serves.

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troops for their sacrifice to our country. Society of Decorative Painters meets at Water's Edge in
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Quilters tackle special project


Marcie Walterman, a member of the Lake Wales Quilters, sews
a pillowcase.

Nannette Langford (far right), sews on a machine while another
member pins fabric.

During the regular monthly gathering of the Lake Wales Quilters earlier this month, members set up a "pillowcase factory" to
make fun, colorful pillowcases for needy children and families in the community. The pillowcases will be included in holiday gift
buckets and baskets that are being prepared and distributed by staff members in the Lake Wales Charter Schools system.Members
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Bok sets several December events

In addition to its spectacular
holiday display at Pinewood, Bok
Tower Gardens has set several
special events for the Christmas
season. )
Beginning Dec. 1, the sounds
of the season fill the Gardens
throughout the month with daily,
Singing Tower carillon selections
every half hour and special con-
certs at 1 and 3 p.m.
Beginning Dec. 4, a new exhibit
opens in the Visitor Center featur-
ing "Pinewood in Watercolor" by
Sebring artist Janet King. King
captures the essence of Pinewood
Estate in this exhibit, showcas-
ing one of the finest examples of
Mediii'rriii'anean-,si\ I' architecture.
The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. daily and is included with
general admission.
On Dec. 11, Bok Tower Gardens
will present a special book sign-
ing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. featur-

ing "No Place Like Home, South-
-ern Cooking with a Latin Flair!"
Mother and son team Iris and
Michael Raie have appeared on
several TV segments including
Fox 13 Charley's World and were
at this year's Epcot Food and
Wine Festival for a book lecture
and signing. The book will be
available for purchase and there
will be samplings of items from
their book.
On Dec. 17 and 18, evening
holiday home tours at 7 p.m.
will be included with Christmas
concerts featuring Tammerlin at
7:30 p.m.
The folk duo will perform an-
cient and modern carols, poems,
readings and songs to fit the
season in the haunting holiday
concert, WinterSong.
The concerts include a cham-
pagne reception. Space is limited
and the cost is $40 with a 10 per-
cent discount for members. I maril or call
863-676-1408 for reservations.
The Gardens will be open
Christmas Day celebrating the
season with Christmas carols
from around the world during
carillon concerts at 1 and 3 p.m.
for holiday home tour hours and
to purchase tickets online.
Members will receive a special
savings during the holiday season
with the 12 Days of Shopping
event. Nov. 26 through Dec. 7,
members can receive a one time
savings of 20 percent at the Tower
and Garden Gift Shop.
Information about upcoming
Gardens'events and activities is
available with a free subscrip-
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Thanksgiving travel predicted to be up


AAA says Thanksgiv-
ing travel in Florida is
projected to increase
10.9 percent this year
from 2009. That means
more than 2.2 million
Floridians would be tak-
ing a trip of 50 miles or
more away from home
between Wednesday and
In the, United States,
the agency predicts,
travel is projected to in-
crease 11.4 percent from
last year with more than
42.2 million travelers.
But that also means
there will be more cops
on the road. The Flor-
ida Highway Patrol in
Central Florida said 175
troopers are to be on the
roads in the area's seven
counties this week. That
means there will be eight
or nine troopers on the
road at a time plus pilots
who will alert troopers,
said Sgt. Larry Kraus.
Not only will they be
looking for drunk drivers,
speeders, and any traffic
that may "threaten the
public," but they will also
be on the road to help
people in trouble.
"We just want to make
sure people are safe,"
Kraus said. "We know
with more people on
the road more will break
Thanksgiving travel is
mostly comprised of auto
travelers, AAA said, with
more than 2.1 million

Floridians using cars, up
11.6 percent from last
year. AAA says the aver-
age price of regular gaso-
line is predicted to be
between $2.80 and $2.90
per gallon this week.
Air travel also is ex-
pected to increase this
year. AAA predicts a 2.8
percent increase this
However, air travelers
may need to take note
there may be a delay at
the airport they have
not anticipated before.
That possible delay has
become known as the
National Opt-Out Day.
The protest is sched-
uled for Wednesday to
coincide with the busiest
travel day of the year.
"Just one or two recal-
citrant passengers at an
airport is all it takes to
cause huge delays," said
Paul Ruden, a spokes-
man for the American
Society of Travel Agents,
which has warned
its more than 8,000
members about delays
resulting from the body-
scanner boycott.
"It doesn't take much
to mess things up
anyway especially if
someone purposely tries
to mess it up."
Both Tampa and Or-
lando international air-
ports reported this week
that they are prepared
for the possibility. Both
airports have additional
people working that day
to handle everything
from parking to staff-

ing eateries, but officials
say there hasn't been
too much protest over
the new Transportation
Safety Agency patdowns.
"We've had maybe two
incidents with passen-
gers who really just want-
ed to have their voices
heard," said Brenda
Geohagan with Tampa
International Airport.
"Those were instances
where we've had to call
the police over."
She said that was out
of about 25,000 passen-
In Orlando the situa-
tion is the same.
Both airports report
that Wednesday is not re-
ally their busiest day dur-
ing what both airports
say is the busiest time of
the year. Last Friday and
this coming Monday and
Tuesday are the busiest
times of the year, spokes-
men said.
For this weekend the
Orlando airport pre-
dicts there will be about
115,000 daily passengers.
A normal day there is
about 92,000 to 93,000
"For any holiday pe-
riod we have additional
people on staff to keep)
the flow going," said
Angela Fennell at the
Orlando airport. "But
passengers can also help
themselves. They can
dress more lightly for se-
curity purposes and pack
more lightly."
Although not necessar-
ily because the TSA secu-

AAA predicts more than 2.2 million Floridians will drive more than 50 miles between Wednesday
and Sunday. It said the average price of gasoline will be between $2,80 and $2.90.

rity checks take longer,
passengers still should
allow themselves the
proper amount of time to
check in. People should
be at their terminals two
hours ahead of takeoff
for domestic flights and
three hours for inter-
national flights, airport
officials recommend.
According to AAA's Lei-
sure Travel Index, airfares
during the Thanksgiving
holiday are expected to
be up 4 percent from
last year with an aver-
age round-trip rate of
$170. Daily car rental
rates should be down 4
percent to an average of
$42, the agency said.
In both Tampa and
Orlando flights still are
available though they are

very busy. The airports
cater to different cus-
In Tampa 36 percent of
the travelers are busi-
ness travelers; in Orlando
many of the 34 million
passengers a year that
go through there are
pleasure travelers. Fen-
nell said the parks are a
good part of the reason,
but because the airport is
about two hours from a,
lot of the Florida popu-
lation, it draws from all
over the place.
"We're ranked as the
13th busiest airport in
the nation," she said.
Parking at TIA is free
for the first hour, $4 for
up to 80 minutes and
$1 for each 20 minutes
after that. There is a $20

maximum for 24 hours.
In Orlando the fee is $1
for 20 minutes, up to a
daily maximum of $17.
Both airports' websites
have pages where people
can check on their flights
by number. The TIA site
is www.tampaairport.
com/ and the Orlando
site is orlandoairports.
Hotel rates for AAA
Three Diamond lodgings
are up about 6 percent
from a year ago with
travelers spending an
average of $136 per night
compared to $128 last
year. Travelers planning
to stay at AAA Two Dia-
mond hotels can expect
to pay 4 percent more as
well, with an average cost
of $96 per night.

Cyber Monday the
Monday after Thanksgiv-
ing is becoming as big
a holiday shopping day
as Black Friday.
Last year, 96.5 mil-
lion Americans shopped
online during Cyber
Monday while 79 million
Americans shopped at
brick-and-mortar retail-
ers on Black Friday, ac-
cording to the National
Retail Federation.
And, while it al-
lows shoppers to avoid
crowds, it also opens the
buyer up to attacks from
unethical online retail-
ers and hackers. The
Better Business Bireau
recommends these tips
for staying safe when
holiday shopping online.
1. Protect your com-
puter: A computer
should always have the
most recent updates
installed for spam filters,
anti-virus and anti-
spyware software and a
secure firewall.
2. Shop on trustwor-
thy websites: Shop-
pers may visit the BBB
website to check on the
seller's reputation and
record for customer sat-
isfaction. Always look for
widely-recognized "trust-
marks," such as BBB's,
on retailer websites and
click on the seals to con-
firm that they are valid.
3. Protect your per-
sonal information: BBB
recommends taking the
time to read the site's
privacy policy and un-
derstand what personal
information is being
requested and how it
will be used. If there isn't
one posted, it should be
taken as a red flag that
personal information
may be sold to others
without permission.
4. Beware of deals that
sound too good to be

true: Offers on web-
sites and in unsolicited
e-mails can often sound
too good to be tpie,
especially extremely
low prices on hard-to-
get items. Consumers
should always go with
their instincts and not be
afraid to pass up a "deal"
that might cost them
dearly in the end.
5. Beware of phishing:
Legitimate businesses
do not send e-mails
claiming problems with
an order or an account
to lure the "buyer" into
revealing financial infor-
mation. If a consumer
receives such an e-mail,
BBB recommends pick-
ing up the phone and
calling the contact num-
ber on the website where
the purchase was made
to confirm that there re-
ally is a problem with the
6. Confirm your online
purchase is secure:
Shoppers should always
look in the address box
for the "s" in https:// and
in the lower-right corner
for the "lock" symbol
before paying.
If there are any doubts
about a site, BBB recom-
mends right-clicking
anywhere on the page
and select "Properties."
This will let you see the
real URL websitee ad-
dress) and the dialog box
will reveal if the site is
not encrypted.
7. Pay with a credit
card: It's best to use a
credit card, because
under federal law, the
shopper can dispute
the charges if he or she
doesn't receive the item.
Shoppers also have
dispute rights if there are
unauthorized charges
on their credit card, and
many card issuers have
"zero liability" policies

under which the card
holder pays nothing
if someone steals the
credit card number and
' uses it. If you are going
to shop on classified
websites like Craigslist,
never wire money and
only buy locally.
8. Keep documenta-
tion of your order: After
completing the online
order process, there may
be a final confirmation
page or the shopper
might receive confirma-
tion by e-mail. BBB rec-
ommends saving a copy
of the Web page and any
e-mails for future refer-
ence and as a record of
the purchase.
9. Check your credit
card statements often:
Don't wait for paper
statements; BBB recom-
mends consumers check
their credit card state-
ments for suspicious
activity by either calling
credit card companies or
by checking statements
online regularly.
10. Know your rights:
Federal law requires
that orders made by
mail, phone or online
be shipped by the date
promised or, if no de-
livery time was'stated,
within 30 days.
If the goods aren't
shipped on time, the
shopper can cancel and
demand a refund. There
is no general three-day
cancellation right, but
consumers do have the
right to reject merchan-
dise if it's defective or
was misrepresented.
Otherwise, it's the
company's policies that
determine if the shopper
can cancel the purchase
and receive a refund or
For more advice visit

County Garbage Col-
lection: No county gar-
bage removal on Thurs-
day, regular Thursdvy
customers will receive
pickup on Friday and
Friday customers will re-
ceive service on Saturday;
City of Bartow Regular
Thursday customers pick-
up on Wednesday, Friday
collection on Thursday.
No collection on Friday;
City of Lake Wales, Thurs-
day collection on Friday;
Regular Friday customers
pickup Saturday.
Banks: Banks will be
closed Thursday.
Schools: Public schools
closed this week.
Libraries: Public librar-
ies closed Thursday.
Municipalities: Fed-
eral offices closed Thurs-
day; state offices closed
Thursday and Friday;


county and courts: closed
Thursday and Friday; City
Halls closed 'l'hIurNday
and Friday.
Post Offices: Closed
Citrus Connection:
Closed Thursday, free
rides offered Friday.
Saddle Creek Gun
Range: Closed Thursday.
Newspapers: Friday
your local newspaper
is offering the biggest
circulation sale since the
Sun Coast Media Group
purchased --The Black
Friday Subscriber Blow-
out Sale.
For all one-year sub-
scriptions, paid for in
advance and purchased
Black Friday morning,
extreme discounts will
apply. Purchase from 6-8
a.m.. 50 percent off
regular subscription rate.

behind HC high s<
rEINER )im Freeman whether
;rUTI that information was cor-
rect; it was.

(lad in a white suit and
wearing his clerical collar,
Bishop Anthony Law-
rence appeared Tuesday,
Nov. 16, before the Polk
County Board of Coin-
SIle was not there to give
the invocation, though.
Lawrence was asking for
a sidewalk to be con-
structed on 30th Street
in lines City, the street
directly behind the high
"From Grace to Hinson
Avenue, there is no school
signal light, no school
signs," he said.
Nor is there a sidewalk.
Lawrence said he had
spoken with I lines City
officials who told him
the road in question is
a county-owned road.
When Commission (Chm.
Edwin V. Smith asked
Interim County Manager

Lawrence went on to
say that he had been told,
by a source he did not
name (which he simply
referred to as "they") that
the reason no sidewalk
currently existed is
because the majority of
students who would be
walking it would be from
the Hispanic community.
Later when asked to
elaborate who "they"
were Lawrence would
say he had spoken with
several people in various
positions of authority,
but declined to identify
any as he did not wish to
potentially alienate them.
While that comment
may have raised eye-
brows, Lawrence's request
did not fall upon deaf
"There is a program
called Safe Rloutes to
School," said Smith.

From 8-10 a.m'. 40 per-
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Both mail and local
subscriptions are avail-
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gift recipient give the
Must visit in person
and at the offices of Lake
Wales News, 140 E. Stuart
Ave., or the Polk County
Democrat, 190 S. Florida
Ave. Subscripion deals
also good for the Fort
Meade Leader and the
Frostproof News.
Traditionally, newspa-
per subscription deals ap-
ply only to new subscrib-
ers, this is for those who
already subscribe too.
The Polk County Dem-
ocrat, Fort Meade Leader,
Lake Wales News and
Frostproof News offices
will be closed Thursday.

Freeman, said a fund
exists for just such
projects. lawrence also
was informed that while
30th Street is a county-
owned road, sometimes
the challenge is gaining
permission from private
property owners to build
a sidewalk on that por-
tion of the property that
borders the road.
Lawrence was told that
staff members from the
county would be in touch
with him, and in a later
interview, he said he had
spoken with county em-
ployees since the public
They promised him
they would get back
to him, and Lawrence
believes they will, even
though no projected date,
was made.
Lawrence said that if he
did not hear back by the
third or fourth week in
January, he would appear
again before the IBOCC.

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Antonio Groover (34) picks up some tough yards.

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Brianna Hunter battles a McKeel player for a ball during recent action at Faris Brannen Stadium.
Frostproof is 4--0-2 this season so far, having tied McKeel and Bartow 2-2. They have shut out
wins over Avon Park and Tenoroc.

Cristal Rojas splits two McKeel defenders during a home game recently that finished in a 2-2 tie.
The Lady Bulldogs varsity soccer team is still undefeated this fall, with four wins and two ties.
They are back in action at home Nov. 30 against Lake Placid.

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Ana Vega-keeps her eye on the ball as she tries to pull away
from a McKeel player during recent girl's varsity soccer action.
Frostproof has wins this year over Mulberry (6-1), Tenoroc (6-0),
Avon Park (8-0) and Fort Meade (7-0). They also tied McKeel, 2-2,
and Bartow by the same score.


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Logan Cornelius tries to direct a little traffic to get her team-
mate a good pass during recent girl's varsity soccer action in
Frostproof, as the Lady Bulldogs tied McKeel, 2-2. Frostproof
has four wins and two ties so far this season, and has outscored
their opponents. 31-5.


Monday, December 6, 2010, beginning at 5:00 p.m., the
Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Frostproof
will hold a Public Hearing in the Council Chambers, 111
West First Street, Frostproof, Florida to consider the
Ordinances listed below.
tion: East of Keen Road and north of CR 630A. Parcel ID #
27-31-25-000000-014030 & the northern 1/3 of 27-31-25-
AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (General location: East of Keen
Road and north of CR 630A. Parcel ID # 27-31-25-000000-
014030; 014040; 014060; 014070; 014080)




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The Ordinances and map are available for review in the
City Clerk's office, 111 West First Street, Frostproof,
Florida, weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interested
parties may examine the Ordinances there or appear at the
meeting and be heard with respect to such proposed
amendments. 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 meet-
ing. 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 mat-
ter 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).

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November 24
Relaxation Yoga
This twice-weekly class
is led by a Certified Yoga
Instructor each Monday
and Wednesday, 5:30-
6:45 p.m. in Lake Wales
Public Library's Meeting
Room. Wear loose-fitting
clothing and bring water
if desired. Class fees are
$10 per week, $32 for four
weeks or $60 for eight
weeks. Fees are collected
by the city Recreation De-
partment and should be
paid at the city Cashier's
Office, 201 W. Central Ave.
Cash, checks or major
credit cards are accepted.
Fees may be paid by cash
or check at the class.
Credit cards are accepted
only at the cashier's of-
fice. Call the library for
payment or location in-
formation, 863-678-4004,
ext. 221.

November 27
Dr. J.A. Wiltshire
Scholarship Foundation
Last Saturday of every
month at Lake Wales
Medical Center. Call 676-
3705 for more informa-


Thelma D.,

Thelma D. Foreman,
88, of Melbourne, Fla.,
went to be with the Lord
Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at
Atlantic Shores Nursing
Home surrounded by her
She was born Nov. 17,
1922, in lake Wales, Fla.,
the daughter of the late
George and Mable Duren.
She was the third oldest
of seven siblings. She was
,an alumna of Roosevelt
High School in Lake
Wales and Bethune Cook-
man College in Daytona
Beach. She was married
to the late Daniel Hill and
Holbrook Foreman. Her
love of children was al-
ways on display from her
community kindergarten,
to her work at Hillcrest
Elementary School for
20-plus years, to her
leadership of the Allen
Temple A.M.E. Church
Acolytes. She was a faith-
ful and diligent worker
in the African Methodist

Newspapers give away

The Lake Wales News,
Frostproof News, Polk
County Democrat and
Fort Meade Leader
teamed with more than
four dozen area busi-
nesses this month to give
away 52 turkeys, one per
store location, for the
Thanksgiving holiday.
Following is a list of
turkey winners and the
store or location where
they signed up:
Warner Southern,
Robert Luvella; Natural
Air, Francisco Suazes; C &
J Equipment, Jack Kern;
Baynard Plumbing, Maria
Kendall; Art Associates,
Charlene Boswell; Ben
Hill Griffin, Marlene Gar-
rison; The Grove Center,
Neriade Tisois; Rags to
Riches Carpet, Valerie
Maywheather; Rip Walser
Insurance, Jean Williams;
Chalet Suzanne, Lola
Juarez; Mayer Jewelers,
Lisa Chavis; Lori Draper
Furniture, Jane Gun-
zenheiser; Rent-a-King,
Sabino Perez; Spurlow's
Outdoors, Kathleen Fran-

cis; Progress Energy, Chris
Prody, Koger and Walker,
Rod Parker Sr.; Cash Con-
nection, Scott Rainwater;
Lake Wales Main Street,
Cheryl Goepferdn; Wat-
son Pharmacy, Tany Cole;
Babs, Diane Smith; Polka
Dots, Michele Hayes,
Natural Air, Meloney
Pattonson; Pandora's, Wil-
liam Bailey; A-Keck Boost
Mobile, Rene Johnson;
and Lake Wales Chambler.
Teresa Vermeullen.
Also, Dustvy's RV, Kim
Chattin and Beth Walls;
Hill Nissan, Bobby Bruis;
Tom Edwards Chrysler-
Dodge, Kelsey Grainger;
Fowler's Market, Roos-
evelt Rookard; MC Gun-
smithing, Howard Martin;
R & S Pawn, Brittaney
Willis; Fort Meade Animal
Clinic, Harold Armstrong;
Fort Meade Chamber of
Commerce, David Delp;
Vision Ace Hardware,
Keith Reeves; Jenkins
Ford, Nancy Hackler; The
Style Shop, Georgiann
Summner; and Wauchula
State Bank, Hilda Shep-

Episcopal Church and
was involved in all levels
of the connectional.
She is survived by
her two sisters, Jeanette
Brewington of Mel-
bourne, Fla., and Ellen
McCarley of Camden,
S.C.; and a host of nieces,
nephews, great-nieces,
great-nephews, cousins
and sorrowing friends.
Mrs. Foreman was
preceded in death by two
sisters, Mable Bush and
Marry Worthington; two
brothers, George Duren
and James Duren; and a
son, Danny Hill.
The wake services will
be held at Greater Allen
Chapel A.M.E. Church in
Melbourne, Friday, Nov.
26, 6-9 p.m. Viewing will
be held at Allen Temple
A.M. E. Church in Lake
Wales at 10 a.m. with
funeral services following
at 2 p.m. Interment will
follow at Willow Lawn
Cemetery in Lake Wales.
Epps Memorial Funeral
Home in Lake Wales is in
charge of arrangements.

Dale D.

Dale D. Brintnall of
Lake Wales died Tuesday,
Nov. 23, 2010. He was 66.
Marion Nelson Funeral
Home in Lake Wales is in
charge of arrangements.

52 turkeys

Also, Bartow Ace
I lardware, Judy Nichols;
Affordable Appliance,
John Munn; Circle Bar J,
Charlie Tidwell; Road and
Trail Bicycles, William
Shaffer; Whits Building
Supply, Steven P Willetts;
Main Street Auto Repair &
Tire, Olga Gentner; Oaks
Landing, Ricky Lewis;
Pets of I lighland, Junior
Outerrez: Cookie lar &
Bake Shop. Randall Dot-
son; I lal's Gun Shop, l.ori
K. Barberee; Florida Farm
and Ranch Sullpply, Steven
Polston and Anna's Diner,
Carla McDermont.

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Vinnie C.

Vinnie C. Davis of Lake
Wales passed away Fri-
day, Nov. 19, 2010, at Lake
Wales Medical Center. He
was 84.
She was born July 2,
1926, in Johnson County,
Ga., to the late James
Alexander and Annie Lou
(Reese) Carter; she came
here from Sebring in
1952. She was a home-
maker and a member
of First Baptist Churchl
where she was active in
her Sunday school class.
She enjoyed visiting with
her friends and shut-ins.
Vinnie was preceded in
death by three sisters and
six brothers.
Survivors include her
husband, Herman K.
Davis; daughter, Sandra
D. and Jimmy Carter of
Newport News, Va.; sons,
Terry C. and Sheila Davis
of Winterville, N.C., and
Greg K. and Joyce Da-
vis of Oakridge, Tenn.;
seven grandchildren,
Andrea, Kenneth, Carter,
Luke, Josh, Matthew and
Phillip; and three great-
Visitation will be held
from 10 a.m. until the
funeral service at 11 a.m.,
Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, at
Marion Nelson Funeral
Home in Lake Wales.
Interment will follow at
lake Wales Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be made to
Florida Baptist Children's
I lomes (P.O. Box 8190,
lakeland, Fl. 33802). Con-
dolences may be sent to
the family and the web-
cast of the service can be
viewed at www.marion-
Marion Nelson Funeral
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William E.


William E. Magner, 93,
originally from Wellsville,
N.Y., and a resident of
Lake Wales, Fla., died
peacefully in his home
on Wednesday, Nov. 16,
2010. He was an Army
veteran of World War II.
He was surrounded by his
family and by the music
he loved. Bill is survived
by his wife Wik Koto, sons
Michael Magner and
'David Magner, daughters
Rosaire Watkins, Mary
Meehan, Monica Magner,
Patricia Mahl, Barbra Sak,
Sachi Koto, David Koto,
and many grandchildren
and great grandchildren.
Donations may be made
to Cornerstone Hospice
of Winter Haven, Fla., in
honor of his memory.
Ott-Laughin Funeral
Home is in charge of ar-

Karen Futch

Karen Futch Schaefer
of Lake Wales died Friday,
Nov. 19, 2010. She was 56.
Marion Nelson Funeral
Home is in charge of ar-

Thurline E.

Thurline E. McAllian,
84, of Lake Wales, died
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010,
at Lake Wales Medical
Johnson Funeral Home
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Gnats take a long trip

Dale R. Fair Babson Park Elementary fifth graders, from left: Amber Mills, Lexi Thomas, Sadie Marston and Emily Grace Turner pose
for the camera during their fifth grade field trip to Kennedy Space Center earlier this month. Students all wore classmate Mary
Metheney's specially designed T-shirts, which showed a Gnat holding up the earth with the slogan "Gnats Go Beyond Expectations."
At right is a Gnat's eye view of the space shuttle launch pad.

Babson Park student designs shirt

Mary Metheney, a VImVAm. .
fifth grade student at
Dale R. Fair Babson Park
Elementary, is all smiles
because her artistic de-
sign was printed on more
than 300 T-shirts, which
was sold at the school.
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this month.
Mary's artwork shows
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Spook Hill Elementary honors

Spook Hill Elementary
School held a special
program to honor vet-
erans in observance of
Veterans Day.
The Lake Wales High
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speaker. Hill Elementary student Willie
He told students about Knighton visit at the Veteran's
"Reaching for the Sky," Day program held at the
and encouraged them to school last week.
hold on to their dreams will help them conquer
and goals even when any obstacle. The event
obstacles are presented concluded with the
to them. group standing and sing-
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Chamber hears about wound clinic


About 50 members of
the Lake Wales Cham-
ber of Commerce heard
about a planned wound-
care clinic at Lake Wales
Medical Center during
Friday's meeting at the
First Baptist Church.
Lori Miller, the wound
center's director, talked
during a lunchtime
meeting about the center
she said will save wound
patients travel time.
"When the center
opens Dec. 6 it will offer
a more sophisticated
type of care that many
patients had to migrate
outside the county for,"
said Miller. "It's a real
problem for a lot of
Wounds often won't
heal after three weeks
with conventional care.
Two hyperbaric cham-
bers and four treatment
rooms will assist patients
on an outpatient basis.
Slow-healing wounds

nic Highway din
often affect diabetics and resident of Polk County.
elderly and obese people. "With a good network
The chambers sup- and good rapport we can
ply 100 percent oxygen learn from and support
under pressure. each other," said Quam.
"Some wounds just Also discussed at the
need a more proven, meeting, "Racing for a
evidence-based treat- Cure," the 2011 Relay for
ment," said Miller. "We're Life kickoff event, will
not only taking care of be held Dec. 14 at Lake
wounds we're finding Wales Medical Center's
out what caused it." Hunt Building in the
The facility will be lo- second-floor classroom
cated in the J.M. Miranda at 5:30 p.m.

Building, across from
the McDonald's on State
Road 60, and in the same
building as the hospital's
sleep clinic.
Rob Quam, director of
Lake Wales Care Center,
told chamber members
about a new medical
clinic scheduled to open
early next year at Scenic
Highway and J.A. Wilt-
shire Avenue.
Through a network
alliance, the new clinic's
staff and those at other
similar facilities county-
wide have a goal of pro-
viding 100 percent access
to health care for every

Hitting all the

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plans also updated

Lori Miller, right, chats with
Rob Quam at the Lake Wales
Chamber luncheon Friday.



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selection to the Florida High School Honors Band, during a
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Lake Wales Charter Schools Trustee Chair David Ullman (left)
present Austin Hicks with a certificate recognizing his selection
to the Florida All State Honors Orchestra. Not pictured is James
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