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December 15, 2010


Local growers in


good sha


Temp in the 20s nips at orange groves


By JEFF ROSLOW
STAFF WRITER
It's not for another
week that winter starts
but it appears no one
told that to Mother
Nature.
Below-freezing tem-
peratures promised for
Monday night brought
about the opening of Red
Cross-sponsored shelters
in Polk, including one in
Lake Wales at First Pres-
byterian Church, accord-
ing to Laureen Martinez,
American Red Cross pub-
lic relations representa-
tive who said "the word
got out too late" to reach
those who might be in
need. In addition to Lake
Wales, shelters opened in
Haines City, Davenport
and Winter Haven.
The shelters were to
open again Tuesday
night after much earlier
notification.
And at least overnight
Monday, the cold doesn't
appear to have done
much damage to the


Ridge's valuable citrus
crop, local growers and
officials said.
The industry had to
endure one more night
of expected sub-freezing
temperatures last night
into early today, but of-
ficals from Florida Citrus
Mutual said they-were
"optimistic" about avoid-
ing large damage.
The National Weather
Service has a hard freeze
watch in effect for Polk
County through 9 a.m.
today. That freeze watch
also is in effect for 10
other counties.
But after a wind chill
temperature feeling like
it was in the 20s Monday
night and a low of 25
degrees Tuesday night,
NWS said it will start to
feel a little warmer the
rest of the week.
Farmers across the
Ridge were getting
prepared for the cold
weather early this week.
Addison Barnett, who
WEATHER 5


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PHOTO BY CJ NEWTON
Tuesday morning's cold weather kept grove owners busy Monday night preparing for the predicted hard freeze. Temperatures
ranging from the low 20s caused farmers to run water-delivery systems in citrus groves and on other plants including strawberries
and blueberries as well as vegetables. These young trees appear to have weathered the weather satisfactorily.


Class size changes

from hour to hour
By STEVE STEINER every school classroom that not only ch
STAFF WRITER was in compliance, it has from day to day


Although the news was
not new on how Polk
County Schools is striv-
ing to comply with the
classroom size issue, it
still proves to be a source
of vexation for school
administrators and
board members.
Although on Oct. 15,


not always remained that
way, according to Bruce
Tonjes, associate su-
perintendent for school
based operations.
"It remains very con-
stant, one or two schools
out of compliance," he
said. "Why does that
happen? Mobility."
It is a situation he said


ranges
, but


from hour to hour. Yet
addressing the issue is
complex, and Tonjes and
his staff have constantly
studied for better, more
efficient approaches.
Currently, there are
two approaches, one of
them deliberately keep-
CLASS 16


$3 a gallon gasoline

upsetting Ridge drivers
By BILL RETTEW JR. to the gallon and prices Wales, and has alre
STAFF WRITER hovering at $3 a gallon, called his senators


Five dollars was all that
David Haley and Daniel
Brown of Bartow could
afford to stick into the
gas tank, Monday, at the
Citgo station on Main
Street.
With the less than two
gallon purchase, a vehicle
that gets 23 to 25 miles


Brown said he should
barely have enough fuel
to get back and forth
between Lakeland.
Haley and Brown
weren't the only Polk
County residents griping
about the cost to fill their
gas tanks.
Bill Ron lives in Indian
Lake Estates, east of Lake


ady
to


complain about recent
price increases.
Ron theorized that
when President Barrack
Obama recently barred
offshore drilling for part
of the U.S., the oil com-
panies reacted by raising
the price.
GAS 5S


cng, rewarding trip to 100


Ray Marshall celebrates milestone birthday


It's a long way from
Indiana to Frostproof.
It's also a long way to
100. But Ray Marshall
has made both journeys.
Long a fixture as a vol-
unteer at the Frostproof
Care Center, Marshall
gathered with many
friends and family last
week at the Whispering
Pines clubhouse to cel-
ebrate his 100th birthday.
It wasn't always an easy
journey, however.
Marshall was born
Dec. 8, 1910 in Rich-
mond, Indiana. When
he came into the work,
he only weighted about
24 ounces and his fam-
ily used a shoebox with
a hot water bottle as a
cradle.
Sadly, his mother and
father were soon thereaf-
ter divorced and Ray and
his two brothers were
placed in a children's
home.
Whenever Ray was


PHOTOS BY K.M. THORNTON, SR.
Ray Marshall was King for a day last Wednesday, when friends
and family in Frostproof gathered to celebrate his 100th
birthday. His family presented him with a gift that is the pefect
way to get around, a motorized chair.


asked how old he was, he
had a standard answer,
"Young."
And when asked how
long he had been at the
children's home, his stan-
dard answer would break
your heart. "A long time."
Marshall was eventu-
ally reunited with his


father and sister, but left
home when he was 16,
eventually finding his
mother and step father
while in downtown Rich-
mond, and went to live
with them in Michigan.
He finished school
BIRTHDAY 16


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Daughter Marie Dillenbeck helps her father, Ray Marshall, celebrate his 100th birthday last week.
Marshall has donated more than 6,500 volunteer hours to the Frostproof Care Center.


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Letters to the Editor..............A4 Obituaries............................ A7 P.O. Box 67
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR and EVENTS


To have your event list-
ed here, e-mail informa-
tion to Frostproof\Ne'ws
at news@frostproofnews.
corn or mail it to Frost-
proof News, 14 W. Wall St.,
Frostproof FL 33843.

Thursday,
December 16
Art After School
Frosptroof Art League
and Gallery holds classes
weekly covering many
different mediums of art
from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m..
Classes are geared for
children from age 6 to
age 10. Class size lim-
ited to 15 students and
the cost is free. Contact
Martha Neher or Gayle
Reeder at (863) 635-7172.

"Preparing for the
Holidays" luncheon
Lake Wales Women's
Connection invites you
to "Preparing for the
Holidays" Luncheon.
The special feature is
presented by "Happy
Flowers" of Lake Wales,
also Christmas music by
Joyce Hanlon and Bar-
bara Taylor and speaker
Ann Combs. 11:30 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday,
December 16, $14. In the
spirit of giving, please
bring a food item for the
Care Center. Lake Wales
Country Club, 2925 Hwy.
60 E. 324-5984 or e-mail
Connie at connieaton@
gmail.com for reserva-
tions.

Friday, Dec. 17
Heartland Pops con-
cert
The Frostproof Historic
Preservation Committee
will present the Heart-
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
S10 in advance, S15 at
the door. For information
or tickets, contact T.R.
Croley at 635-7832

Girl's Soccer Alumni
Game
The Frostproof girl's
soccer team will host Se-
nior Night and a special
alumni game at Faris
Brannen Stadium. Game
time is 7:30 p.m. against
rival Lake Wales.

Saturday, Dec. 18
Christmas Cantata
"Oh, Holy Night"
presented by the King's
Trail Christian Church.
Show starts at 7 p.m. at
the Ramon Theater, no
admission charge, open
to the public.

Breakfast with Santa
At Sun Ray, from 7:30
to 9:30 a.m. $4 adults,
$2 children, breakfast
includes pancages, eggs,
sausage, coffee and OJ.

Monday,
December 20
City Council Meeting
Frostproof City Coun-
cil Meeting. Open to the
public. Starts at 6 p.m.
For information contact
Sara Adelt, City Clerk
635-7854.

Pat Bowen Painting
Class
Pat lBowen teaches oils
and acrylics each Mon-
day at 9 a.m. until noon,
and again at 5:30 until
8:30 in the evening. Fee
is $10 for members; $12
non-members.
Location: Frostproof
Art League 635-7271

Tuesday,
December 21


Now I Can Draw
Frostproof Art League
and Gallery holds a
drawing class from 3:30
to 4:45 p.m. for begin-
ner to intermediate level
artist, age 10 to 14 years
old. Class size limited to
15 students. Cost is free.
Contact Martha Neher
or Gayle Reeder at (863)
635-7172.

Thursday,
December 23
Art After School
Frosptroof Art League
and Gallery holds classes
weekly covering many
different mediums of art
from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m..
Classes are geared for
children from age 6 to
age 10. Class size lim-
ited to 15 students and
the cost is free. Contact
Martha Neher or Gayle
Reeder at (863) 635-7172.

Friday, December
24
Candelight Service
At First United Meth-
odist Church at 5, 7 and
11 p.m. Contact Lynn
Respress at 635-3107
from 8:30-3:00 for more
information.

Monday,
December 27
Pat Bowen Painting
Class
Pat Bowen teaches oils
and acrylics each Mon-
day at 9 a.m. until noon,
and again at 5:30 until
8:30 in the evening. Fee
is $10 for members; $12
non-members.
Location: Frostproof
Art League 635-7271

Tuesday,
December 28
Now I Can Draw
Frostproof Art League


and Gallery holds a
drawing class from 3:30
to 4:45 p.m. for begin-
ner to intermediate level
artist, age 10 to 14 years
old. Class size limited to
15 students. Cost is free.
Contact Martha Neher
or Gavyle Reeder at (863)
635-7172.

Thursday,
December 30
Art After School
Frosptroof Art League
and Gallery holds classes
weekly covering many
different mediums of art
from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m..
Classes are geared for
children from age 6 to
age 10. Class size lim-
ited to 15 students and
the cost is free. Contact
Martha Neher or Gayle
Reeder at (863) 635-7172.

Friday, December 31
Murder Mystery Din-
ner Theater
Get your tickets early
as the Frostproof Cham-
ber presents "Murder on
the Petulant Express", a
murder-mystery din-
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-
theater.com, 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
information.
Frostproof Masonic
Lodge holds a monthly
barbecue fundraiser the
third Saturday of every
month froWn 11 a.m.-2
p.m. at 46 W. Wall St.
Cost is $5 and includes
sandwich, chips and
beverage.
Frostproof Photogra-
phy Club meets the first
Tuesday of every month
at 6 p.m. at Frostproof
Art Gallery, 12 E. Wall St.


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Free computer classes
every Saturday, 10 a.m.-
noon at House of Praise
Ministries, Hopson Road.
Call Evelyn Lewis at 528-
0256.
Pat Bowen teaches
oils and acrylics" each
Monday at 9 a.m. Fee is
$10 for members: $12
for non-members. Call
Frostproof Art League,
635-7271, for more infor-
mation.
Citrus Ridge Decora-
tive Arts Society meets at
Frostproof Art 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
from 4-6 p.m. (weather
permitting). Donation is
$5 per child. All proceeds
support a Free Assisted
Riding Program for
adults and children with
special needs. for adults
and children with special
needs.


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Singers


The choir from Dale R. Fair Babson Park Elementary School sang during a city-wide school holiday
sing held in the Marketplace in downtown Lake Wales last Friday. Chilly temperatures didn't
keep parents, families, and townspeople from showing up to hear the angelic voices of students
from all of the schools in town. The event was coordinated by Cathy Montero, director of the Lake
Wales Youth Chorale and school music liason. Montero said that last year, rain interfered, adding
she was pleased at the number of people who came to hear the music. Other schools presenting
included Spook Hill Elementary and McLaughlin Middle School and Fine Arts Academy, in addition
to all local elementary schools.


ARRESTS


December 10
Sonia Centeno, 19, of
1024 Stewart Ave., Frost-
proof-- charged with
giving false information
to law enforcement.
Richard Rounds, 48, of
5 Lake Ave. S., Frostproof
- charged with battery.
William Jackson, 21,
of 164 Harrison St., Lake
Wales charged with
possession of a controlled
substance without a pre-
scription.
Onesimo Salazar, 34, of
1010 Cohasset St., Lake
Wales charged with
driving without a valid
license.
December 11


William Chowning, 36,
of 1128 Dogwood Lane,
Lake Wales charged
with battery on law en-
forcement, firefighter or
emt.
Shawn Holliday, 43, of
3000 Camp Rosalie Road,
Lake Wales charged
with battery on law en-
forcement, firefighter or
emt.
Shakena Suggs, 20, of
225 Weaver Ave., Lake
Wales charged with
battery.
Amber Bowers, 21, of
1055 Lake Buffum Road,
Lake Wales charged
with disorderly conduct.
Randall Hearn, 20, of
4039 Saddle Way, Lake


Wales charged with
refuse to submit to DUI
test.
Jerry Pride, 40, of 2220
Lilly St., Lake Wales -
charged with possession
of a weapon by a violent
career criminal, carry-
ing a concealed weapon,
resisting arrest without
violence, using a weapon
during a felony, posses-
sion of a weapon by a
convicted felon, posses-
sion of paraphernalia and
possession of marijuana.
Anibal Ortiz, 32, of 102
Tower Point Circle, Lake
Wales charged with
driving with a suspended
license.


Streetscape work shouldn't


be too disruptive


Disruption to down-
town business will
be minimized during
the city's upcoming
"streetscape" project that
is expected to start late
next month, according to
Lake Wales Planning and
Development Director
Margaret Swanson.
The project will revamp
landscaping and improve
pedestrian conditions
along Park and Stuart
avenues between Scenic
Highway and First Street
under a $331,000 grant
from the federal Commu-
nity Development Block
Grant program.
Ads for construction
bids will go out by the
end of the year. The dead-
line for completion of
construction is June 2011.
To minimize disruption
to downtown businesses,
work is scheduled in
segments with only a
portion of one side of
a street involved iat a
time. Scheduling details
for the estimated two-
month construction
will be worked out with
the selected contractor,
Swanson indicated earlier
this week.
The project will revamp
more than 40 "bump-
outs," the landscaped
seating areas between
bays of street parking.
Planting sabal palms in
clusters and additional
live oaks will double the
number of street trees
and increase shade and
year-round greenery. Da-
houn hollies were chosen
to replace eight damaged
elms in the Market Place.
Trees will also be added
in the public parking area
next to the Market Place
on Park Avenue.
The replacement of


aged, woody shrubs is
aimed at a softer, more
colorful look with iris,
blue daze, liriope and
gold mound..The brick
planters will sport red fire
cracker and small ligus-
trum trees. Irrigation will
be refurbished through-
out the project area,
Swanson added
For pedestrians,
hazards will be removed
and crosswalks and curb
ramps added. Triangu-
lar landscaped areas at
the head of the parking
spaces will be paved in
response to mishaps and
complaints about ob-
stacles between parking
spaces and businesses.
Planting areas next to
parking spaces will be
reshaped to ensure a
minimum of 2.5 feet of
pavement for people to
exit vehicles.
A number of newspaper
vending machines and
trash receptacles must be
relocated to allow clear
passage for pedestrians in
keeping with the stan-
dards of the Americans
with Disabilities Act. Al-
though the project funds
do not allow for addi-
tional street lights, several
lights will be relocated to
meet ADA requirements.
Funds for more light-


ing will be sought in the
future, she indicated.
Plaza seating areas, in-
cluding the areas in front
of the Arcade on both
Stuart and Park avenues,
will be repaved to elimi-
nate the hodgepodge of
pavement types. Colored
concrete will be em-
ployed to echo the brick
checkerboard pavement
in the Market Place.
If funds allow, new trees
and street parking will
added on the north side
of Central Avenue near
Scenic.
GAI Consultants of Or-
lando prepared plans and
bid specifications and
will be responsible for
construction supervision.
Design concepts were de-
veloped with public input
and were approved by the
city's Parks and Commu-
nity Appearance Advisory
Board.
Marshall Whidden, a
local landscape architect
and member of the parks
board, donated numer-
ous hours to assist with
the design.
Public works staff, par-
ticularly Helen Gay, who
maintains the downtown
landscaping, provided
invaluable input and a
hands-on perspective,
Swanson added.


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EDITORIAL


High-sp

The announcement by the White
House last week that Florida would
receive another $342 million to
build a high-speed rail line between
Tampa and Orlando presents an op-
portunity for the state to become a
national leader in emerging "green"
systems and technologies.
The state's windfall comes after
Wisconsin and Ohio rejected $1.19
billion from the federal government
in high-speed rail funding.
That is short-sighted, but we
welcome the opportunity to cement
our state's participation in a nation-
al effort. It appears the extra money
may mollify critics concerned about
the profitability of commuter rail
in Florida, although Gov.-elect Rick
Scott is still wavering.
The United States still may choose
not to develop high-speed rail in the
coming years. Again, that would be
extremely short-sighted.
If we reject new directions in mass
transit, we will continue to rely
on cars and ever-bigger highways.
We'll rely on a transportation sys-
tem that pollutes the atmosphere


eed track to the 21st century


SOUR VIEWPOINT

to some degree and contributes to
climate change. We will continue to
spend big money on bigger roads,
no matter how much we spend on
alternatives. That's what we do and
what we've done since the mid-20th
century.
The rest of the world is changing,
though.
Most of the companies competing
for contracts to build the Tampa-Or-
lando line are foreign. They include
companies from Japan, South Korea,
Spain and Germany. Our own vener-
able General Electric Co. has estab-
lished a partnership with Chinese
companies to bid on this and other
projects.
No surprise they are ahead of us.
Spain is about to begin a new
high-speed service between Madrid
and Valencia that will cut the time of
a commute in half with only a slight
increase in ticket prices. Just last
week, German and French officials
opened a new high-speed rail bridge


on their border that will be a key
link in bullet-train system that even-
tually will run from Paris to Slovakia.
And then there is China.
The Chinese have been expand-
ing their high-speed rail capacity
rapidly over the past decade. They
now have the world's longest rail
network, a total of more than 4,600
miles. China hopes its high-speed
train system will stretch nearly
10,000 miles in the next decade. It's
safe to bet they'll reach their goal.
And then some. China and Laos
recently announced they will build a
high-speed rail line between the two
countries, with an expected comple-
tion date of 2014. Thailand is eager
to link up. An eventual pan-Asian
system is foreseen.
China also announced last week
that its newly developed 16-car train
hit a new high for speed, 300 mph,
much faster than Japan's bullet
trains. China is fast developing new,
sustainable-transportation technol-
ogy and setting a high bar for the
rest of the world. Chinese officials
are eager to export their new tech-


nologies. The Israelis reportedly are
extremely interested.
High-speed rail will grow through-
out the world throughout the
coming century. Americans can get
onboard or we can sit in our cars
and watch the train of progress
whip past.
The same holds for Florida.
Florida can chose to accept the
windfall from the federal govern-
ment and build the nation's first
high-speed rail line.
We can chose to focus national at-
tention on the state's transportation
alternative.
We can create new jobs and new
industries in the region. We can
embrace a leadership role in high-
speed rail and alternative energy
technologies like solar power. We
have that option.
Or we can continue to dither and
study the feasibility of green tech-
nologies while the Germans, Span-
ish, Japanese and Chinese pass us
by. Someone else will build it and
use it.
Fact is, they already are.


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Will hotel cost us all money?


As I watched the City
Commission meeting last
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2010, it
seemed to me a great deal
of time was spent trying
to justify the progress of
the work on the hotel.
One thing that caused
me to wonder about the
ultimate success of the
project were the com-
ments Mr. Gallup made
when he described the
plan to finish the first
couple of floors for retail
businesses and use the
profits from this to finish
the restoration.


I have worked in retail
downtown for a number
of years. I have more than
a passing acquaintance
with the financial shape
of the downtown busi-
nesses.
Do the contractor and
the city not realize that
the Park Avenue Arcade
has been sitting idle and
locked for over three
years?
Knowing this, can prof-
its be expected from cre-
ating more retail space?
I have lived in Lake
Wales for 32 years. I


would love to see our
downtown come alive
again, but are we expect-
ing more than is possible?
When I moved here
we had a wonderful
downtown many retail
stores. I just hope we are
not leaving ourselves
open for another failed
adventure. And are we
sure it will not eventually
cost us money we don't
have?

Donna Wagner
Lake Wales


Amazed city found anyone


It's not easy


"Uneasy lies the head
that wears a crown." -
Henry The Fourth, Part 2,
Act 3,
Scene 1 -W. Shake-
speare, 1597.
Thus laments King
Henry IV, who just
couldn't get a good 40
winks after seizing the
throne from Richard II.
It should be noted that
in some translations,
the wording is the more
familiar "Uneasy lies the
head that wears 'the'
crown."
I cannot account for
the inconsistency, espe-
cially since old Bill wrote
in English, and transla-
tions should seem simple
enough if not, indeed,
totally unnecessary.

Three accounts in
this week's news report
modern-day hardships
associated with the nobil-
ity.
The most prominent,
of course, occurred in
London, where stu-
dents protesting tuition
increases vented their
wrath on the 33-year-old
Rolls-Royce Phantom VI
in which were riding the


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being royalty
though I am pretty sure
that's where my call goes
.1_ when I need help getting
my lawn edger to start),
there is a battle royal
under way between two
brothers-in-law for the
title of Nawab of Awadah.
Apparently the Nawab
and sort-of- is a kind of royalty in that
gland. region. Is, or once was.
ias a gift to This is another one of
beth II on the those "Uneasy the head"
of her Silver things, though the pain
977. Say what may be lessened by the
about the fra- fact that the kingdom and
nobility; the its throne haven't existed
ying power. for the past 150 years or
e, the Phan- so.
ulletproof You know the old say-
red plate, ing: It's not the throne
in turrets, that's important; it's the
I rockets, principle of the thing.
asics of chief
ansportation And in Abidjan, Ivory
today. Coast, the lawfully elected.
that inad- president is conducting
nce Charles affairs of state (no, really,
moved Camilla, legitimate affairs) from a
Cornwall, small hotel room because
r attack, and the man he defeated
o quit using refuses to move out of the
iker for tooling presidential palace.
on. Cabinet meetings are
held in a tent on the hotel
known, in lawn, and a fax machine
ndia (I did
p that name, FRISBIE 1 5


In reading The Lake
Wales News' recent edito-
rial on the Grand Hotel
project I find there are
several glaring omissions
in the "editorial perspec-
tive" on the project.
First, the document is
not and was not a throw
together and involved the
city attorney on legal is-
sues through the process.
The essences of the con-
tract came from the RFPs
and stated city objectives
for redevelopment of the
property.
Second, the hotel
project went through not
one, but two RFPs with
presentations, reviews
and evaluations. There
was a lot of public input.
The often cited option of
demolition of the build-
ing would have cost the
citizens of Lake Wales ap-
proximately $1,000,000.
Third, the city commis-
sion directed the then city
manager to proceed with
development a contract
and that charge was as-
signed to the director of
economic development.
Fourth, the develop-
ment/redevelopment of
a project of this nature
is not an easy project
and, given all things, the
Lake Wales market is not
Disneyland or New York
when it comes to private


HAROLD
GALLUP
City of
Lake Wales


capital flocking to do this
type of project. The mere
fact that so few qualified
responses were received
speaks to the desirability
of the downtown market
to attract such an invest-
ment.
Remember, there had
been at least two other
ventures that had tried
to work with the previ-
ous owner only to find
that the market did not
exist for a super high end
project at $400 per square
foot or for the more mun-
dane subsidized' housing
concept which caused
the public to recoil from
the thought of such a
project for the downtown
property.
Fifth, during the pro-
cess, informal input was
requested with regards to
elements of the contract.
Sixth, the process used
is not an anomaly in proj-
ect negotiations for either
public or private projects
or combination partner-
ships.
Seventh, the project
was presented; the con-
tract key elements were


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reviewed and discussed
in the public meeting.
The term "boiler plate" is
used to reference contract
elements that are usually
not deal elements that are
found in every contract.
Eighth, the request
referenced in the editorial
for "time for the public
to digest the details" was
an eleventh-hour request
that came on the heels of
months and months of
work on the project.
People are amazed that
the city found anyone
willing to.work on such a
project in this economic
times. The city has no
funds in the project. The
city is the beneficiary of
the efforts on the prop-
erty even in its current
state.
Many people are
amazed at the constant
negative tone that the
home town press applies
to this project. The home-
town press has stated
that they are not there to
"market the project." It
would be nice if the home
town would just stop try-
ing to stab it to death!
Harold Gallup is the
Director of Economic
Development for the City
of Lake Wales. He negoti-
ated the contract with the
Hotel Grand developer
and the city.


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WEATHER: Growers in pretty good shape


FROM PAGE 1
owns about 600 acres of orange trees in
Fort Meade, was testing his irrigation
systems and getting ready for Monday
night's cold temperatures.
'And, we'll go out there about 8 or
9 tonight and make sure everything's
working right," he said.
Vic Story, who cares for about 3,000
acres in I.ake Wales, said his son spent
Monday in the fields making sure his
crop could make it through what NWS
said would be the coldest spell this area
has had this year.
He said the lowest temperatures in
his fields was 26 overnight Monday.
"We were right on the edge," he said.
I son was out there cutting and he
saw a little bit of ice in one orange, but
other than that there was no ice."
Tuesday night likewise was spent out
watching the fruit. He'll have about 15
of the 70 wells running but he expects
good results again with the weather
forecast to be warmer.
"I think we'll be in pretty good


shape," he said.
Florida Citrus Mutual recently creat-
ed a Twitter account to update weather
conditions.
"We're in good shape." said a post
shortly after sunrise Tuesday. "Scattered
reports of ice, nothing material."
Like Story, the group said it was
hopeful for no damage Tuesday night
as well.
"Fingers crossed tonight, no wind,
perfect conditions to run water. Opti-
mistic," the post read.
The five-day forecast calls for a high
of 61 Wednesday with the night-time
low getting to be about 38. Thursday's
forecast calls for a high of 69 and a low
of 50, and on Friday the temperature
during the day will reach 74 with the
nighttime low going to 55. Over the
weekend the daytime temperature is
forecast to get into the mid-70s and the
nighttime temperatures should be in
the high 40s and low 50s, NWS reports.
In some parts of the state, farmers
employed helicopters to move warm air
over crops.


The choppers hover low over green
bean and sweet corn fields, moving
back and forth in the early morning
hours to push warmer air closer to the
plants and. the farmers hope, save
the plants from a deadly frost.
Farmers are especially nervous
because an 11-dav freeze in January
wiped out many crops, from corn to
kumquats. Florida is the largest U.S.
winter producer of sweet corn.
The technique isn't a new one, as
farmers have long hired helicopters to
keep their crops from freezing.
And growers in California also have
used helicopters. But it's still danger-
ous.
Last week, three helicopters crashed
within a matter of hours in South Flor-
ida during missions to protect crops .
from the cold. All three pilots survived.
January's cold snap damaged large
swaths of Florida's crops, including
strawberries and tomatoes. Nearly all of
the kumquat crop died. When Florida's
crops die, shoppers pay more at the
grocery store because replacement pro-


duce is usually imported from outside
the U.S.
Already this year, several hundred
acres of green beans have been lost.
Gov. Charlie Crist on Sunday de-
clared a state of emergency because of
the threat of severe crop damage.
That news prompted orange juice fu-
tures to rise over concerns the weather
would damage this year's crop.
It's unusual for temperatures to be
this cold this'early in the season, said
Lisa Lochridge, a spokeswoman for the
Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association.
Temperatures are expected to dip
into the teens in north Florida, and in
the high 20s in central and South Flor-
ida though temperatures between
60 to 78 degrees are more common this
time of year.
"When you're talking about tempera-
tures as cold as those predicted, virtu-
ally everything is in peril," she said.
(Staff and the Associated Press con-
tributed to this report.)


GAS: Ridge drivers upset


FROM PAGE 1
"And he doesn't have
to worry about the gas
prices," Ron said about
the president.
"I don't get to town as
much as I used to," said
Ron. "I'm not shopping
as much.
"When oil prices go up,
food prices go up."
Jessica Brady, media
spokesperson with AAA
in Tampa, pointed to sev-
eral reasons for sticker


shock at the pumps. A
weakened U.S. dollar,
increased fuel demand,
especially from a grow-
ing China and investor
optimism have all helped
the price skyrocket.
In Florida, the average
price stands at $2.994/
gallon, up from $2.86 a
month ago and $2.672, or
almost 33 cents a gallon,
a year ago.
The price of crude oil
is down to $87.79/bar-
rel, which is much lower


than it was at $140 a bar-
rel when prices hit $4 a
gallon in July of 2008.
. So why does every sign
seem to read, $2.999/
gallon?
Brady said reaching
three dollars a gallon
price is a "psychologi-
cal breaking point" and
merchants actually profit
less from gas sales when
prices climb.
Convenience stores
hope to make a profit
off sodas and candy bars


FRISBIE: It's not easy


FROM PAGE 4
in the hotel manager's
office is being used to
maintain official contact
with embassies through-
out the rest of the world.
Well, if it would make
him feel more presi-
dential, I could give the


new president a lead
on where he could get a
good deal on a used 1977
Rolls-Royce Phantom VI
that could be made to
look pretty good once
a few dings were taken
out of it and the busted
windows replaced.


(S. L. Frisbie is retired.
With insight like this, per-
haps he should have been
an international diplo-
mat or something instead
of a newspaper publisher.
The title ofNawab of
Awadah has a nice sound
to it, don't you think?)


when customers fuel up,
said Brady.
And what's next, while
we're already seeing the
highest holiday prices
ever?
Brady said it depends
in part on whether OPEC
decides to increase pro-
duction
"Anything is possible
when it comes to the cost
of crude oil," said Brady,
about prices for the next
week. "If anything, prices
may decrease by a cent
or two.
"While that may not
be much of a decrease,
any drop in price is
welcomed by already
strapped consumers."
Brady said that 2010 is
an atypical year for gas
prices.
Typically prices peak
during July when sum-
mer vacation travelers hit
the road, but 2010 prices
hit highs in April and


May, and then during
September the cost went
down, said Brady. Typi-
cally prices reach lows
in the wintertime when
retailers sell a less costly
winter blend.
Mary Lou Johns is still
motoring 10,000 miles a
year, but hopes for relief.
"Either pay or become
a coach potato," said


Johns.
Jane Peck, of Lake
Wales, is looking to a
higher authority then
those senators Ron lob-
bied.
"I'm praying," said
Peck. "Every time I go
past the pump, I pray.
"Bring them down,
sweet Jesus, bring them
down."


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FROM PAGE 1
ing classroom size well
below the maximum
allowed. But it has come
at a cost.
"This whole issue of
unfilled seats is massive,"
he said. "On Oct. 15, we
had thousands of seats
unoccupied."
That has come at a
cost of $2,590 spent for
each unoccupied seat, he
said.
The other approach
has been to assign ad-
ditional teachers, which
Tonjes termed "co-teach-
ers," into a classroom
that has gone out of
compliance. As he spoke,
he said that today there
were 80 co-teachers. It
was costing Polk County
Schools $111 per day per
co-teacher.
It was apparent that
Tonjes was frustrated


with the situation, and
he added that the Florida
Department of Educa-
tion was not helpful
or instructive. At least
three times he said he
had called the state DOE
to learn whether Polk
County Schools was han-
dling the situation prop-
erly, and not once had he
yet received a reply.
Tonjes said he had
been looking at other
school districts and
explained what Semi-
nole County does. When
it reaches the size level
allowed, it "closes" the
class and takes the excess
students to a school that
has an opening.
Could Polk do likewise?
School board member
Hazel Sellers, who said
she had looked at how
Seminole County has
faced the issue, said Polk
might need to come up


with a hybrid version.
Her comment prompted
board member Dick Mul-
lenax to jump in to the
debate.
"Seminole County
is more compact. That
model would have a
problem fitting here," he
said. "We have a lot of
schools not within five
miles of another similar
school.
Tonjes was joined by
Fred Murphy, assistant
superintendent, sup-
port services. Seminole,
he said, is 257-square
miles, while Polk is
1,855-square-miles.
"It cannot be done
equitably," said Murphy.
"There is no one plan out
there that's going to work
for our district."
Board member Frank
O'Reilly, who had main-
tained a quiet presence
throughout much of the


work session, weighed in,
saving that if the Florida
DOE didn't like what
Polk County Schools had
achieved, then it was for
them to "live with this"
as far as he was con-
cerned.
"All we're doing is
spinning our wheels,"
he said. "I say, forget it.
Move on and teach the
children."
While that might
sound easy to do, board
member Lori Cunning-
ham asked, at what cost,
financially. Mark Grey,
assistant superintendent
business services, spelled
out the complicated
formula the DOE had es-
tablished for schools not
in compliance. Essen-
tially, districts that don't
comply lose money from
the state. That amount
is then administered to
school districts in com-


BIRTHDAY: Celebrating 100


FROM PAGE 1

there, and met his future
wife, Zella. The two
married in 1931, at the
height of the depression.
Many days, Ray worked
for just food, or on good
days, one dollar. Finally,
he was hired by Pontiac,
where he worked as
an electrician for four
decades.
Marshall wanted to
enter the service but his


job at General Motors
was considered too im-
portant to the war effort.
Despite that, he did serve
as an air raid warden
and also in the National
Guard.
He and his wife en-
joyed camping, and after
retiring from GM, the
two began to winter in
Florida. For another 20
years, he worked as an
RV repairman.
Zella passed away in


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Wednesday,
December 15
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 of instruction.
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 cashier's office.
Call the library for pay-
ment or location infor-
mation, 863-678-4004,
ext. 221.

Thursday,
December 16
"Preparing for the
Holidays" luncheon
Lake Wales Women's
Connection invites you to
"Preparing for the Holi-
days" Luncheon.
The special feature
is presented by "Happy
Flowers" of Lake Wales,
also Christmas music by
Joyce Hanlon and Bar-
bara Taylor and speaker
Ann Combs. 11:30 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday,
December 16, $14. In the
spirit of giving, please
bring a food item for the
Care Center. Lake Wales
Country Club, 2925 Hwy.
60 E. 324-5984 or e-mail
Connie at connieaton@


gmail.com for reserva-
tions.

Teen Program
At the Library from 4:15
to 5:15 p.m. Call 678-4004
for more information.

Leland Ministries "Re-
covery for Life" Meeting
"Recovery for Life"
meeting at Lake Wales
Care Center at noon
every Thursday. Call for
details. Location : 140 E
Park Ave. Contact: Leland
Ministries 863-533-1675.

Alzheimer's Support
Group at Water's Edge of
Lake Wales
The third Thursday of
every month. Call 678-
6800 for details. Location
: 10 Grove Ave. W Contact
: Charlmaine Waldrop
863-678-6800.

Friday, December
17
Yard Sale for Charity
Crown Jewel Proper-
ties of Winter Haven
will be holding another
Yard Sale for Charity. All
proceeds will benefit
Circle of Friends Ministry
in Downtown Lake Wales.
Circle of Friends is a non-
profit organization that
relies solely on the dona-
tions of others to support
their program for special
needs children.
Please come out and
show your support for
the local community. To
make a donation to the
yard sale, please bring
items to 6330 Cypress
Gardens Blvd. Winter
Haven, FL 863-324-0200
between the hours of
9am-5pm Monday thru
Friday.


OBITUARIES

Robert T. Linton Sr.


Roger T. "Ted" Linton
Sr., 93, formerly of Park
Avenue, Keene, New
Hampshire, died Friday
afternoon at Cheshire
Medical Center Dart-
mouth Hitchcock -
Keene, following a period
of declining health.
He was born in Boston,
Massachusetts, April 6,
1917, the son of Fredrick
M. "Ted" and Catherine
(Sherman) Linton.
He attended Boston-
area schools before going
to Emerson College and
later Amherst College.
He served in the United
States Coast Guard during
World War II.
After an honorable
discharge from the
Coast Guard, he moved
to Keene and married
his soul mate, his bride,
Elizabeth Jane Garrison in
Keene on April 19, 1941.
He worked for WKNE
radio station during the
1940s.
In 1951 he moved to
Lake Wales, Florida, and
became a real estate
agent, operating his own
agency, Ted Linton Real
Estate.
After his retirement in
1981, he and Jane moved
back to Keene.
Mr. Linton enjoyed golf
as often as time would
allow.


While in Florida he was
a member of Lake Wales
ELKS Club, a past presi-
dent of Lake Wales Board
of Realtors and a member
of the Florida, as well as
the National, Board of
Realtors.
After returning to
Keene, he became a
member at Bretwood Golf
Club. However, of all his
endeavors, his greatest
times were spent with his
family. He was a beloved
Husband, Father and
Grandfather.
Survivors include his
wife of nearly 70 years,
Jane Linton of Keene; his
daughter Dianne Linton
Haynes of Waynesville,
North Carolina; twin sons
Roger T. "Ted" Linton, Jr.
and his wife Gretchen
of Randolph, Vermont,
and David Linton and his
wife Marie of Winston-
Salem, North Carolina; a
brother Norman R. Angell
of Lebanon, New Hamp-
shire; eight grandchil-
dren: Lisa Haynes Rogers
and her husband Stephen
of Fletcher, N.C., Heather
Haynes Hess of Atlanta,
Georgia, James Mansfield
Linton Hetzle of Cincin-
nati, Ohio, Candra Linton
Tyler and her husband
Michael of Tampa,
Riley Griffin Morgan of
Winston-Salem, N.C.,
Jennifer Marie Linton
of Randolph, Vermont,
Anna Marie Morgan of
Winston-Salem, N.C., and
Alexander David Linton
of Atlanta, Ga.; six great
grandchildren; and two
nephews: Chris Angell
of Putney, Vt., and Dr.
Stephen Angell of Brattle-
boro, Vt.
A celebration of the life
of Mr. Linton will be held


on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at
Fletcher Funeral Home,
33 Marlboro St., Keene.
Family and friends are in-
vited. Burial will be held
later at New Hampshire
State Veterans Cemetery
in Boscawen. There will
be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations in
Mr. Roger "Ted" Linton's
name are requested to
be made to Monadnock
United Way, 23 Center
St., Keene, NH 03431, or
online at www.muw.org
Fletcher Funeral Home
& Cremation Services,
33 Marlboro St., Keene
(www.fletcherfuneral-
home.com) is in charge
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Bartow High wins county cheerleading competition


By JEFF ROSLOW
EDITOR

Bartow High School
cheerleading squad was
won the Grand Champi-
onship Saturday at the
Polk County Cheerlead-
ing competition.
That crown means
the varsity squad had
the highest vote total of
the 16 high schools that
competed.
However, each of the
16 teams will move to
the regional competition
next month on the way
to state championship.
In the competition
in the BHS gymnasium
The Bartow High junior
varsity team won the
Junior Varsity division,
Lake Wales High won the
non-tumbling division,
Lakeland won the Large
Division and Bartow was
named the Grand Cham-
pion and Co-Ed division
winners.
BHS and George
Jenkins are the only two
squads in the county that
have boys, she said.
"Our boys are really
amazing," Jolliff said. "It
gives us more strength
and helps with our
tosses."
Bartow High's team
won the state finals three
years ago, the first year
cheerleading was ranked
as a sport rather than an
activity by the FHSAA,
and has been in the
finals in each of the last
years.
Other Polk County
squads that have made
it to the finals in the
last three years are Lake
Wales, George Jenkins
and Kathleen High.
Bartow's coach, and
who organized-the coun-
ty competition Saturday
Lori Jolliff, thought her
team had a good chance


PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW


Winter Haven High School's cheerleaders flip during their dance routine at the Polk County Cheer-
leading competition Saturday in the Bartow High School gym.


PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW
Bartow High School's Rayanna Gardner leads the varsity cheer-
leaders Saturday in the county competition. The BHS squad won
the Grand Championship trophy.


to make it back to the
finals this year.
"Absolutely," she said
on whether they can
make it back. "We have
a really good team this
year and this is the first
time we're co-ed."
During the competi-
tion the teams perform
for two and a half min-
utes.
There's one mirniute f'
cheering and one minute
of dancing. The teams
do stunts, running,


tumbling and a variety
of other activities the
judges use to rate them.
"And, there's no half-
time to give them time to
go into the lockerroom
and regroup," Jolliff said.
"These kids have to get
everything done and get
it right."
The regional competi-
tion is scheduled Jan. 22
at Plant City High School.
The finals is Feb. 4-5 at
the Silver Spurs Arena in
Kissimmee.


PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW
Lake Gibson High School
flips one of its cheerleaders
through the air during the
county competition Saturday
in the Bartow High School
gym.


New leadership for Polk County Republican party


Members of the Republican Party
of Polk County met Tuesday, Dec. 7,
in the county administration build-
ing in Bartow, where they elected new
officers for the next two years because
current chairman Gene Roberts, who
has served the Republican Party 40
years, recently decided not to run for
re-election.
Elected to replace Roberts was Jimmy
Nelson. Also elected to positions were
Steve Maxwell, vice chairman; Teresa
Bray, secretary; and Debbi Hannifan,
treasurer.
The new leadership pledged to hold
regular monthly meetings, make ef-
fective use of technology, and offer a
welcoming atmosphere to new mem-
bers who join.
Nelson spoke of the re-energizing
impact of the recent November elec-
tion, in which the GOP strengthened
its control in both houses of the Florida
legislature, gained all Florida cabinet '
positions, took the majority in the U.S.
House of Representatives, and made
substantial gains in the U.S. Senate.
"Our goal is to make Polk's Repub-
lican Party a model in harnessing this
new wave of Republican energy," said


Nelson. "This energy, combined with
the experience of longstanding PCREC
members, will assure us of success."
The 2010-12 term for Republican
leadership throughout the state is es-
pecially important with Tampa having
been selected as the site for the 2012
Republican National Convention.

About the new officials

Jimmy Nelson
(chairman)
Jimmy Nelson is a Polk County native
from Lake Wales and a veteran of the
U.S. Navy. He owns and operates J Nel-
son Financial Strategies. He also serves
as vice president to his family's busi-
ness, Marion Nelson Funeral Home,
Inc. He holds his Series 7 and Series 63
securities licenses, is a Certified Finan-
cial Planner.
He previously served as a city com-
missioner of Lake Wales and chairman
of the Young Republican Party of Hop-
kins County, Ky. He attends South Lake
Wales Church of God. Nelson has been
married to Kelly for 26 years; they have
two daughters, Kristin and Maggie.


Steve Maxwell
(vice chairman)
Steve Maxwell is a native Floridian
and veteran of the U.S. Navy. For the
past 20 years, he has been involved in
agriculture. From 1994-2003, he served
as vice president of Ben Hill Griffin Inc.,
in Frostproof, where he now resides. In
2005 he purchased the Highland Corp.,
of Mulberry. He serves on the Warner
University Board of Trustees, is an elder
at South Lake Wales Church of God,
and is active in his community as a vol-
unteer for athletic fundraising. Maxwell
previously served on the Frostproof
City Counsel. He has been married to
Beverly for 27 years and they have three
children.

Teresa Bray
(Secretary)
Teresa Bray is co-owner of Back
Office Consultants Inc., a firm spe-
cializing in financial accounting and
corporate compliance solutions for
private and public companies. She is
a member of Highland Park Church
of the Nazarene, a Good Shepherd
Hospice volunteer and trustee and sec-
retary of Parker Street Ministries Inc.,


in Lakeland's downtown Parker Street
community. She is married to Joe Paul
and has a family of one daughter, three
sons, and three grandchildren.

Debbie Hannifan
(Treasurer)
Debbie Hannifan is a private con-
sultant providing education, leader-
ship training and skill development to
groups and individuals. For the past
four years, she has been the program
manager of Florida Partners in Policy-
making.
She has served on the board of
Central Florida Autism Institute Inc.
for more than six years and has previ-
ously served on a variety of committees
within Polk County Schools, including
School Advisory Committee, District
Advisory Committee, ESE Parent Ad-
visory, Inclusion Steering Committee,
Code of Conduct Committee, and PTA.
She is a member of Trinity Presbyterian
Church and Lake Morton Neighbor-
hood Association. She and her hus-
band, Jay, are Lakeland natives residing
in downtown Lakeland with their twin
sons.


Share the joy: Willie Bush Toy Drive helps needy kids


By PEGGY KEHOE
Managing Editor

Last year's Willie Bush Memorial Toy Drive gave
toys and lunch to more than 675 area children. This
year organizers of the third annual event hope to
spread the joy to even more kids.
What began as a joint project of Mount Gilboa
Missionary Baptist Church and the Bartow Deacons
and Stewards Alliance has grown to include other
businesses, organizations and individuals who want
to give back to their communities to help youth in
Polk County.
Lisa Williams, who grew up in Bartow, is co-
chairperson of Charity Planners of Central Florida,
which is coordinating the drive. Williams now lives
in Orlando where she coordinates other toy drives
and charity events.
Willie Bush was a member of Mount Gilboa for
more than 60 years and was one of the co-founders
of the Deacons and Stewards Alliance.
He served in the United States Marine Corps and
was the first African American enlisted soldier from


Polk County, Williams and Co-chairperson Charity
Wise said in their fundraising letter.
Bush "worked tirelessly for years to create oppor-
tunities for youth in the community," and "funded
youth activities and college scholarships for hun-
dreds of local youth for several decades."
This year's toy drive will be held form 1-5 p.m. Dec.
23 at Carver Recreation Center in Bartow, to help
children from Winter Haven, Lakeland, Lake Wales,
Mulberry, Fort Meade, Bartow and surrounding com-
munities in the county.
Among children who were helped last year were
those with special needs, kids whose parents were
incarcerated and others in financial distress, from
babies to teens.
No registration is required, Williams said, all they
have to do is show up at the center.
And the day wouldn't be complete without Santa
Claus, who will make his appearance on a fire
truck while his sleigh is prepped for Christmas Eve.
Dunkin' Donuts will provide drinks and, naturally,
doughnuts.
Plus, in "Candyland," kids will find bags of candy


to make the holiday even sweeter.
Toy donations are being accepted at the sponsor-
ing Bartow Walmart, where three trees are displayed;
Urban Trust Bank inside Walmart; Aaron Rents;
Leo Longworth's State Farm office in Bartow; and
Dunkin' Donuts in Lake Wales and Winter Haven.
Several churches are collecting and donating toys
as well.
Any toys that are left over after the event are do-
nated to shelters, Williams said.
An event like this not only requires lots of toys
and good, dependable volunteers who can keep the
event organized, but also money.
Checks should be made payable to the Willie Bush
Toy Foundation, and sent to P.O. Box 1533, Bartow,
33831. Sponsors will be included in advertising and
those who donate $1,000 or more in toys or money
will be Platinum Sponsors and included in advertis-
ing and on signs at the event.
For information on becoming part of the Toy
Drive, call Williams at (407) 486-1333 or Wise at (240)
543-1398, and locally, Bonnie MacFarland at 440-
2991, or Carver Young at 255-2343.


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Hutto is Realtor-of-Year


Gator cheerleaders sweep awards


Michelle Hutto was F
honored as Realtor of
the Year last week at
the annual Lake Wales
Association of Real-
tors annual :nrir. Ill.. iin
banquet.
Hutto was presented
her honor by lar .r'
recipient Dolore- ,el
Peterson & Myer PF' .
was named Affil ir, e f
the Year.
New officers f.,r rul !
include Heidi Gri .'-l
president, vice pre-ri'Jrit
Dolores Vogel, t.e :.iur-r
Jimmy Kahler, s--, rt- .ir,
Michelle Hutto, Jiri
directors Mari Zirm.jn
(two years), Estellc ul-I
livan (three yeat- ,mnd
Robert Connors h'..hui-
also the group's immedl-
ate past president
The association soon
will award a scholarship
to a student enrolling at
the Lake Wales campus
of Polk State College.


High Poin
High Point Church's
JOY (Just Older Youth)
Connection program for
senior adults will feature
a Christmas program
and pot luck lunch at its
meeting on Thursday at
11 a.m. at the church, 501
Burns Ave. in Lake Wales.
"This is a very special
program to celebrate the
birth of our Lord Jesus,"


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Michelle Hutto, right, receives her Realtor of the Year award
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Delores Vogel, presented the award.


t JOY ever
said Brian Thompson,
who coordinates the JOY
program. "There will be
plenty of singing and
caroling and food."
Attendees are asked to
bring a side dish or two;
the main dish will be
provided by the JOY Con-
nection.
The program will run
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


it Thursday
Doors open at 10 a.m.
HPC's JOY Connection
programs take place on
the first and third Thurs-
days of the month.
For more information,
call Thompson at 259-
0591, call the HPC church
office at 676-7475, or visit
the church Web site at
www.highpointlw.com
and click on "events."


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Police Athletic League
State Cheer Competition
held in Daytona Beach.
Cheer coordinator
Lynn Johnson was elated:
"I am so proud of the
girls, they worked so hard
all season to prepare for
this day," Johnson said.
"Thanks to coaches
Lashonda Lewis, Sandy
Hurst, Marla Smith,
Elba Wimbley, Sharena
Williams, Anasia Dyer,
Taeshonda Seay and
assistant cheer coordina-
tor Jennifer Leeks, who
dedicated their time and
energy to make this suc-
cess possible.
A special thanks to
Deacon Charles Rowell


PHOTO PROVIDED


Lake Wales Gator Cheerleaders and their coach Elba Wimbley
pose with their awards from the state Police Athletic Cheer-
leading competition. Seated from left, Shannon Steinmeier,
Alexis Smith, Jonkeria Macklin, Caitlin Dick. (Standing left to
right) Jimiya Leeks, Deja Smith, Shania Arms-Croft, Janya Wells,
Lauryn Taylor, Mariah Kirby.


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from Daytona. He was a
strong supporter of the
cheerleaders.


"Thanks to everyone
involved in this event,"
Johnson added.


City planning MLK events


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County rail supporter may be key




Local CSX project could hinge on high-speed option


By KEITH LAING
NiEws SERiiv!( FLORIDA

A supporter of Gov.-
elect Rick Scott who
is so on the outs with
legislative leaders that
speculation has mounted
she might end up in his
administration may hold
the key to the future of a
high speed rail connect-
ing Tampa and Orlando.
tate Sen. Paula Dock-
ery, R-Lakeland, who has
been rewarded for her
brief anti-Tallahassee
gubernatorial run with
diminished power in the
Florida Senate, said on a
statewide political show
this weekend that it is up
to her and other rail sup-
porters to convince Scott
to get on board with the
long-sought train that
the federal government
has basically committed
to paying for.
"I think we have an ob-
ligation to prove to him
that this is not going to
be a drain on taxpayers,
that it is going to create
jobs, that private indus-
try is going to assume
the risk, that there's not
going to be subsidies and
ongoing maintenance,"
Dockery said Sunday on
the Political Connections
show on Bay News 9 in


Tampa. "This will not be
a drain on the state nor
will it be a public trans-
portation system. It's
going to be a true public-
private partnership."
The project has long-
reaching tentacles,
including one large one
in Polk County. Actu-
ally building the pro-
posed CSX rail transfer
faciltiy near State Road
60 between Bartow and
Lake Wales is in large
part dependent on the
high speed rail project
going forward. If it does,
much of the rail transfer
work that is done in the
Orlando area would be
transferred here once
the high-speed rail is in
place.
That facility would
created about 100 full
time jobs, rail and county
officials have said in the
past. Officials also pre-
dicted that another 1,000
jobs could be created by
warehousing and other
transportation logistics
jobs that could be built
up around the rail trans-
fer site.
Few rail supporters
may have the inside track
with Scott as much as
Dockery. She endorsed
Scott shortly after she
ended her own bid for


the Republican guber-
natorial nomination and
was considered a pos-
sible contender to be his
running mate. Dockerv's
name has since come
up most frequently as a
possible transportation
secretary.
Dockery opposed the
SunRail commuter train
in Orlando, but she has
vocally supported the
long-sought bullet train
along the 1-4 corridor
between Orlando and
Tampa, which was largely
the brainchild of her hus-
band, C.C. Dockery. The
Lakeland businessman,
once chairman of the
disbanded Florida High
Speed Rail Authority,
pushed for the train in
the late 1990s and early
2000s. Dockery said she
would consider agreeing
to run the transporta-
tion department, or the
Department of Environ-
mental Protection if Scott
offered.
"I would consider it,"
she said. "All options are
on the table...but that's
certainly not something
I'm working on."
Dockery, who was one
of the few ruling Repub-
licans not awarded a
committee chairmanship
for next year, was quick


to note the similarities
between her abbrevi-
ated campaign themes
and Scott's victorious
bid, which could come
in handy when the time
comes to bend the gover-
nor-elect's ear about the
rail project.
"Independence in the
political process is not
often rewarded," she
said. "I have been known
over the past several
years to speak my mind
very freely. During my
brief run for governor, I
was very critical of the
way things were done in
Tallahassee...and I don't
think that message went
over very well. Ironically,
that was also the mes-
sage of Rick Scott, who is
our governor-elect, but
there is not much that
can happen to him to as
governor-elect."
Turning Scott around
on the high speed rail
project may not be easy.
Florida only received the
latest award for the train,
$342 million, because
newly-elected Republi-
can governors in states
like Wisconsin and Ohio
said after the November
elections that they did
not want to build rail
projects in their states.
Scott has signaled he is


not sure he does either.
U.S. Transportation
Secretary Ray LaHood
notified those states that
the rail money did not
have to be used, but it
could not be re-allocated
to other areas in the
cash-strapped states'
budgets, even transpor-
tation projects like roads
and highways. Presum-
ably, the same rules
would apply to Florida.
Rail supporters took
some hope because Scott
was not as definitive
as his counterparts in
Wisconsin and Ohio, but
he did not exactly jump
at the federal windfall,
despite the fact that it
brought the state's haul
close to the full $2.6 bil-
lion cost.
"I'm pleased that the
federal government rec-
ognizes that sound infra-
structure is key to Flor-
ida's economic growth,"
Scott said when the
award was announced. "I
look forward to review-
ing the feasibility of this
project in terms of return
to Florida's taxpayers. I'm
also interested in un-
derstanding the private
sector's interest in fund-
ing this infrastructure
project."
Perhaps recognizing


the sales job ahead, the
DOT's reaction to the
award was also notice-
ably muted considering
it was the third rail outlay
won by Florida in about
two years.
"The receipt of these
funds brings the total
amount of federal com-
mitment consistent with
what we had requested
in our application to
USDOT in August 2010,"
DOT spokesman Dick
Kane said in an E-mail.
"We continue to develop
the project documents
and continue our coordi-
nation with all appropri-
ate parties."
Scott has been urged
to accept the rail money
by Democratic U.S. Sen.
Bill Nelson. Republican
U.S. Rep. John Mica,
R-Orlando, and outgo-
ing U.S. Sen. George
LeMieux, who said last
week the train should be
built since the federal
government was footing
the bill.
However, some of
Scott's biggest campaign
supporters from the
political tea party move-
ment have called on him
to put the brakes on the
train once and for all -
federal funding notwith-
standing.


Professor: Florida elections nationalized


By STEVE STEINER
STAFF WRITER

After a season of politi-
cians coming before the
Tiger Bay Club of Polk
County making pitches
why they deserved to be
elected, Monday's get-
together may have been
a breath of fresh air.
It was definitely more
collegial, as members
and guests welcomed
Susan A. MacManus for
the second time this year
-- a rarity, according to
moderator S.L. Frisbie.
MacManus is professor
of political science at
the University of South
Florida. As introduced by
Frisbie, she has frequent-
ly appeared on Channel
8 to present her views.
MacManus, who first
addressed the Tiger Bay
Club April 19 this year
immediately brought
smiles and laughs to
the gathering, as well as
a few nodding heads,
when she said Monday's
luncheon was more pref-
erable than the one she
had scheduled Tuesday:
A Yale alumni function.
Levity aside, she spoke
of this year's election,
leaving no doubt that
the campaigns in Florida
were different.
"This was the most
nationalized mid-term
election I believe I have
ever seen," MacManus
said, and recited a num-
ber of interesting statis-
tics, among them that of
the top 10 political races
nationwide, two of them
were Marco Rubio's run
for U.S. Senate (the top
race), and Rick Scott's
gubernatorial campaign
(fifth). Also in the mix
were the top 10 most
outrageous campaigns
ads, for which Democrat
Alan Grayson earned the
dubious distinction of
being near the top where
he assailed his opponent,
Daniel Webster as "Tal-
iban Dan" for his support
of fundamentalist Chris-
tian views on women,
marriage, divorce and
abortion.
Another example how
this year's elections in
Florida had transcended
local politics was the
economy, practically to
the exclusion of almost
all else. MacManus


for either independent
candidates, or conserva-
tive Republicans who
had gained Tea Party
endorsements.
At the end of her pre-
sentation and the follow-
up question-and-answer
period, Charlie Crist's
viability came up.


"This is my favorite
question and I am asked
this by every group I
speak to," she said.
"Let me ask you, how
many of you think you
have heard the last of
Charlie Crist?" she asked.
Only a few people
raised their hands. When


she asked if anyone
believed Crist would not
make another run for
political office, no one
raised their hand. Mc-
Manus said the response
of those at the Tiger Bay
club mirrored those of
others elsewhere when-
ever she asked.


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Susan A. MacManus, a political science professor at USF spoke
about the election results for Florida at a Tiger Bay meeitng in


Bartow.
pointed out that Florida
was No. 2 in foreclosures
and fourth in unemploy-
ment.
"I think it really hurt
Democrats," she said.
For example, Democrat
gubernatorial candidate
Alex Sink's message of
an anti-corruption and
integrity did not matter
to a majority of voters.
"Pure and simple, it
was a frustration year
election," she said.
"When people are con-
cerned about losing their
jobs and their homes,
nothing else matters."
Even Sink in defeat
acknowledged as much,
said MacManus, when
Sink said the economy
being what it was, no
Democrat was going to
do well. Another reason
Democrats fared poorly,
and MacManus specifi-
cally referenced Kendrick
Meek who ran for the
U.S. Senate, was that
turnout in south Florida
was lower than aver-
age, especially among
black voters, who were
angry because the na-
tional Democratic Party
never truly rallied around
Meeks.
That also extended
to female Democrat


candidates, who paled
in comparison to female
Republican candidates,
such as Pam Bondi, who
won the race for state
attorney general. In fact,
more female conserva-
tives voted this year than
ever before, McManus
said.
It may be a consensus
among political analysts
such as herself that the
U.S. is in the midst of
"wave politics," that the
electorate has lost pa-
tience, thus is quicker to
toss out incumbents and
then toss out the succes-
sors to those incumbents
in the next election if the
successors don't perform.
However, whether
that meant the time
had arrived in American
politics for a viable third-
party to emerge, MacMa-
nus had her doubts.
"I don't see a major
third party coming
along," she said.
McManus did castigate
the major media over the
Tea Party and its efforts
to portray its adherents
in a negative light.
"The national media
looked like fools on the
Tea Party movement,"
she said, and pointed to
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Whitakers take state senior tennis gold


Lake Wales residents
Aubrev and Judy Whita-
ker came home from Lee
County as gold medal
winners in the Florida
Senior games.
The couple took
the top spot in mixed
doubles in the 60-64 age
group. The Whitakers
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Reimann of North Port,
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The Whitakers cred-
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Aubrey and Judi Whittaker with their tennis medals from last
weekend's Florida Senior Games.
success to the expert Club. The couple said
coaching of Joe Hignight, they regularly attend
the tennis professional Hignight's tennis clinics
at Lake Wales Country at the club.


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Florida's Natural enjoys 'excellent' year


Off,,., from Lake
Wales-based Florida's
Natural reported a fourth
consecutive year of
". ,. ik ti,- results," at the
company's 77th annual
stockholders meeting
held recently at I.ake
Wales Country Club.
Sales of the company's
not-from-concentrate
orange juice rose by
about 3 percent, accord-
ing to Vice President of
Sales and Marketing Walt
Lincer. That was despite
the fact that nationally,
overall sales of nfc juice
fell by about one percent.
Florida's Natural owns
about 18.1 percent of
that market, officials
noted. Tropicana is No.
1 in the national market
while Minute Maid is
second. Florida's Natural
is third.
"I want to congratu-
late the employees for a
job well done this past
season. And, as we turn
toward the future, rest
assured that FNG is po-
sitioned for sustainable
success. On behalf of
your board, management
staff, and all of your FNG
team I am confident that
we will be maintaining
superior returns," said
board chairman Dick
Port.
The cooperative paid


S1.53 per pound solid
for oranges to grower
members, up 7.7 percent
from the previous year,
and S1.23 for grapefruit,
up more than 32 percent,
according to Chief Finan-
cial Officer Chip Hendry.
"I am very confident
in saying that we are ex-
tremely well positioned
for the future and 2010
continues this trend. The
financial condition of
your cooperative is well
positioned to maintain
the momentum for the
years to come," Hendry
said.
Chief Executive Officer
Steve Caruso said he was
happy that member-
owners were able to
share in the good year.
"Returns are clearly
priority one; FNG must
also continuously iden-
tify other ways to add
value for its members.
These improvements
must be ongoing rather
than reactions to difficult
times," he told the ap-
proximately 300 people
in attendance.
Lincer also predicted
a fifth straight year of
growth. "This year was
a year of great accom-
plishments for sales
and grower returns. Our
market share, loyalty and
brand distribution all set


all time records." Lincer
said. "Next year is a year
of opportunities. We fully
expect to break these
records in the coming
year."
Overall. company sales
actually fell 4.7 percent,
mostly because of a big
dip in sales of canned
juice to the federal
government who uses
the drink for nutritional
programs and schools.
Company officials noted
total sales of the Florida's
Natural brand for 2009-
10 rose, however, from
$400.7 million to S418.9
million.
Officials also indicated
they will continue to
push the fact that only
Florida's Natural is pro-


duced 100 percent from
Florida oranges, noting
that both Tropicana and
Minute Maid also use
product from Brazil.
Florida's Natural
Members include Ben
Hill Griffin Inc., Citrus
Marketing Services,
Dundee CGA, Haines
City CGA, Hunt Bros.
Cooperative, Lake Placid
Citrus Cooperative, Lake
Wales CGA, Lykes Bros.
Inc., Orange Growers
Marketing Association,
Peace River Packing Co.,
Umatilla CGA, Waverly
Growers Cooperative and
Winter Haven CGA.
Formed in 1933, the
growers' cooperative was
named Florida Citrus
Canners Cooperative,


as its main function
was canning grapefruit
sections and juice for
its member-growers.
After the development
of frozen concentrated
juices in the 1940s, the
cooperative invested in
the necessary infrastruc-
ture and became one of
the largest juice proces-
sors in the state. In 1969,
the canners cooperative
eventually changed its
name to Citrus World
Inc. to better reflect its
diverse product line.
Today, the majority of the
cooperative's sales are
derived from the Florida's
Natural brand. The coop-
erative now uses Florida's
Natural Growers as its
name.


Florida's Natural Grow-
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organizations repre-
senting almost 1,000
individual growers who
own more than 50,000
acres of citrus in Florida.
Florida's Natural Growers
operates its processing
plant in Lake Wales, with
a juice packaging plant
in Umatilla.
The Lake Wales facility
employs 850 and can
extract over 9 million
pounds of fruit every 24
hours in peak season.
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Wales include Florida's
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Thousands usher in holiday season here


These kids might not be under the tree as presents Christmas morning, but they doubles as
presents for Saturday's parade at least.


This dance troupe was all decked out in their holiday finest, and entertained both parade goers
and themselves.


Santa ditched his traditional entrance via Lake Wales fire engine for a more conventional horse
and buggy ride.





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Among the many colorful float entries was the "Lutheran Express"'


The Polk County Human Society's "Dogs in Synch" drill team were a howling hit.


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Roscoe and Sassy were all decked out waiting for the Lake
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