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Florida state band
to visit the Ridge


Talent show still has
a few openings


Polk County grows
plenty in last 10 years


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March 19,2011


Puttin


By BRIAN ACKLEY
EDITOR
It hasn't taken Deb-
bie Wright long to put
the 'special' in media
specialist at Frostproof
Elementary School this
year.
It's Wright's first year in
that position although
she's spent 15 years at
Frostproof Elementary
and another four years
before that in Haines
City. And she's quickly
made what many of us
used to refer to as the
"library" a place where
children are excited to
come learn.
"I felt like coming into
the library, I could help
kids learn to love to read,
and that would help
them, to be excited about
books," Wright said of
her mid-career switch.
Last year she served
as the school's reading


e 'special' in media specialist


coach, and prior to that,
she taught second grade.
And, who wouldn't
want to spend time in
the "Pirates Cove," or be
part of the Magic Tree
house Club, two differ-
ent ideas that Wright has
introduced this year.
To become a club
member, youngsters
must read a series of
books, and pass an on-
line test about what they
have read. Once they do
that, their picture is put
up on one of the tree
house's leaves.
It's all an effort, she
said, to help not only the
students, but teachers at
the school as well.
"We're really trying
to connect with teach-
ers and support their
teachers and the read-
ing curriculum. Each
month there's a new
comprehension skill, so
this month is inference,


and so we pull stories
that help teachers teach
inferencing skills. Last
month was cause and
effect. They're the main
comprehension skills we
teach," she said.
Visitors might also
notice the barely audible
instrumental music that
acts as a calming ele-
ment. That's new too.
"It's kind of sets the
tone," Wright explained.
"A lot of kids have never
been to a public library,
so they don't know how
to behave in a library."
Students can set sail in
The Pirates Cove before
even starting their regu-
lar school day.
"When the kids get off
the bus they can come
down and read quietly in
the Pirates Cove, or they
can go on the computers,
or check out books," she
said.
Getting kids to enjoy


PHOTO BY BRIAN ACKLEY
A morning book club allows members time to do some extra reading. From left: Payton Ogburn,
Trevor Smith, lan Clemons and Caleb Williamson.


the library isn't as much
.of a challenge as you
might think, either, in
this day and age of high


tech gadgetry.
"I think I'm lucky. The
kids, every week when
they come to me, they're


mesmerized by just
reading to them," she
SPECIAL 18


Grand opening Tuesday








Larry and Norma Brown will
celebrate their store's grand
opening Tuesday at5 p.m.
with hot dogs, hamburgers
S ---j., and a ribbon cutting.


Police are investigating an accident that occurred Friday in which a body was found on Lake
Ready Boulevard. It closed the road for a few hours.

Police investigate deadly accident


Highway 60 Bank

of America robbed


By BRIAN ACKLEY
EDITOR
Details remain sketchy,
but Polk County Sheriff's
Deputies were investigat-
ing a fatal accident on
Lake Reedy Boulevard
that happened late Fri-
day afternoon.


Police listed the ad-
dress of the call at 1817 S.
Lake Reedy Blvd.
A body was in the
roadway there, according
to eyewitnesses.
Preliminary informa-
tion from a person on
the scene indicated.there
was only one victim and


one vehicle involved in
the mishap.
Officials said they
believe the person, who
was not identified as of
press time Friday, was
operating a large yellow
front loader with forks


ACCIDENT 18


By: MARY CANNADAY
STAFF WRITER
The Bank of America
on State Rd. 60 E., was
robbed today at 10 a.m.
by a white male, who
held a gun on the teller
and threatened to kill her
if she didn't hand over
the money, according to
Capt. James Foy of the
Lake Wales Police Dept.
An undetermined
amount of money was
taken, and the robber
escaped in a green F150
pickup truck, Foy said.
Some witnesses said it
appeared the driver was
a hispanic male.
The suspect had a goa-
tee, and was wearing a
ball cap, sunglasses, dark
jacket, blue jeans, and
white tennis shoes.
A photo of the sus-
pect was recorded by
the bank's cameras, and
the thief did not wear
gloves, so the police will
be running latent prints
through the system as
well.
No one was hurt in the
robbery, but the teller
was taken to the hospital
as a precaution.


The cream of the crop, at least in terms ot total volunteer nours at me rrostproor Care Lenter,
who's executive director, Ralph Waters, is at left. Honorees included, from left: Marie Dillenbeck
(3500), Bob Dillenbeck (3,800), Jimmy Waters (2000), Wanda Langford (2400) and Irene Andrews
(7,600),Not pictured Ray Marshall (5400)


Care center honors


This man was caught on bank camera as the man who alleg-
edly robbed Bank of America on Hwy. 60 at gunpoint Friday


morning.
"It was a terrifying
experience for her," Foy
said.
Anyone with informa-
tion about this case or
anyone able to identify


the suspect is asked to
call Detective Michael
Yodonis at (863) 678-4223
ext. 276 or Polk County
Crime Stoppers at (800)
226-8477.


its
Frostproof Care Center
Ralph Waters will always
tell you there are two
things that make his
facility run: money and
volunteers.
And if you asked him
to choose between the
two, he'd probably pick
volunteers every time,
because the center has


volunteers


a boatload of them who
continue to give of their
time and talents to help
the area's less fortunate.
Many of those vol-
unteers were honored
recently, when the
Frostproof Care Center
held its annual Volun-
teer Banquet. Volunteers
were treated to a catered


dinner and a special ap-
pearance by Elvis and the
Fonz.
The highlight of the
evening was the presen-
tation of pins for those
who have achieved select
levels of service.
Top honors for ac-

CARE 8


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Letters to the Editor ..........
Our View Point..................
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CONTACT US:


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County Report ....................... 10A P.O. Box 67
Sports ...................... .. 12A Frostproof, Florida 33843
Calendar ...... ...... ............14A 863-635-2171 E-mail:
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR and EVENTS


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

Saturday, March
19
Bluegrass Express
A2J Bluegrass and
Dixie Bluegrass Express
at the Ramon, 7 p.m.
Presale tickets $15, $20
at the door. Hard driving,
fast pickin' bluegrass.

Friday, March 25
Frostproof's
Got Talent!
First round of the
Frostproof Rotary Club's
annual talent show, with
$1,000 prize to the win-
ner. Applications will
be online soon at the
chamber website, or an
be picked up at various
business around the area
soon as well. Show starts
at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10.
Finals on April 2, all at
the Ramon Theater

Music Zone Jam
Frostproof's newest
music store also is the
area's newest home for
Friday night fun. An open
jam now is being held
Friday, 5-8 p.m. Every-
one's invited; bring your
instrument. All genres


are welcome, from Jazz to
Country to Bluegrass and
anything and everything
in between.Call 863-546-
6074 for more informa-
tion. Music Zone can be
found at 20 N. Scenic
Hwy.

Saturday, March
26
Frostproof's
Got Talent!
Second night of open-
ing round acts for annual
Rotary Club talent show,
with $1,000 top prize.
Come see who advances
to the finals on April 2! 7
p.m. at the Ramon.

Sunday, March 27
Babson Park Church
Anniv.
The Babson Park
Community Church
invites the community
to celebrate their 90 An-
niversary of ministry on
Sunday, March 27. The
festivities will begin at
10 a.m. with coffee and
fellowship in the prayer
gardenAt 10:30 a.m.
there will be a time of
worship and reflection
during which some of the
former pastors will be
sharing. Special music
will be provided by Jean-
nie Faiks Morris and by
the Camp Inn Choir un-
der the direction of Rev.
ChuckWood. Plan to stay
for a wonderful lunch be-


ing coordinated by Erin
McCallister and her team
of volunteers. We are
located at 725 Rainbow
Blvd. in Babson Park. For
additional information
contact the church office
at 638-1235.

Friday, April 1
Relay for Life
American Cancer Soci-
ety Relay for Life. Starts
at 5 p.m. runs to 9 a.m.
Saturday, April 2. This is a
unique event that offers
our community to partic-
ipate in the fight against
cancer. It is an overnight
event in which you can
walk, jog, or run around
the track. Anyone can
participate! Celebrate our
survivors, remember the
loved ones who have lost
their fight against cancer
and fight back to raise
awareness and money
for research, education,
advocacy and service.
For more information,
contact Lessa Bradford at
757-812-9802.

Music Zone Jam
5 to 8 p.m. every Friday
at the Music Zone.

Saturday, April 2
Frostproof's
Got Talent Finals
$1,000 top prize for the
most talented act in the
greater Frostproof area.


ARRESTS


March 8
Sharon Romano, Hall
Street. possession of can-


Princeton Lane, lewd
lascivious behavior/mo-
lestation of victim under


less than $5,000, released
on $1,000 bond.


nabis under 20 grams, 12, held without bond. March 13
released on $500 bond; Christopher Eismon,
use or possession of drug March 11 West Fifth Street, dealing
paraphernalia, released Wanda Romero, Lake in stolen proper ry held
on $500 bond. Caloosa Landing, attempt on $5,000 bond; provid-
to use identification of ing false verification to
.March 9 -. other person without pawn broker, held on
- Diego Juarez-Alvarez, consent, released on $1,000 bond.
$1,000 bond; grand theft


Come cheer on your
favorite act. Tickets $10.
All money raised goes to
community and educa-
tion prOojects supported
by the Frostproof Rotary
Club. Don't miss it, 7 p.m.
at the Ramon.

Project Graduation
Fundraiser
Ford "Drive One for
Your School" event on
Saturday, from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. at Frostproof High
School to benefit Project
Graduation. Come out a
test drive a Ford vehicle
(many different models
available) from Weikert
Ford. Ford will be provid-
ing a prize drawing and
Project Graduation will
enter each driver in a
drawing to win $100.00
cash. Drivers must have
a valid driver's license
and be age 18 years and
above. For each test drive
Ford will donate $20.00
to Frostproof Project
Graduation. One dona-
tion per household.
Come out and help sup-
port Frostproof's Senior
Class.


Time is running out
for your chance to win
$1,000.
Officials of the Frost-
proof Rotary Club said
Friday they will accept
application for its fourth
annual "Frostproof's
Got Talent!" show until
Tuesday, although sooner
would be good since
only a few open spots
remain. Applications can
be downloaded at www.
frostproofchamber.com.
Applications contain
all rules and eligibility
requirements.
The show's preliminary
rounds are next Friday
and Saturday at the
Ramon, with the $1,000
finals on April 2. There is
no cost to enter. Tickets
for each night's show are
$10, or $25 for all three
nights.
The club aims to stage
around 12-14 acts each of
the first two nights. Con-
testants are broken down
by age and type of talent.
New this year is a special


senior division for those
ages 55 and above.
Also new the addition
of a special wild card
entries into the final
round. In the past, only
one act from each age
and talent division per
night was judged through
the finals. However, this
year, if judges feel there
is a second worthy act in
the same group on the
same night, they have
a the right to pass both
acts through to the April
2 finals.
Club officials doted
this will help eliminate
the "luck of the draw"
factor since only one act
per night in the past went
on to the finals. Also, it
will help ensure more
quality acts in the finals,
they added.
The show's overall win-
ner receives $1,000. Last
year's winner, high school
violinist Michael Smith,
will return on April 2 for
a special performance
during the finals.


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get seizure-sensing dog


By MARY CANNADAY
Staff Writer
A dog who can sense
seizures before they
occur will be a lifesaver
for Ciara Nicole Yoxall,
daughter of Detective
Bruce Yoxall, and the
Lake Wales Police hope
the community will con-
tribute to the $7,500 tab.
The Lake Wales Police
Officers' Association
reaches out to their fel-
low officers as well as
local residents in need.
Past projects included
helping officers with
medical costs, buying
Christmas gifts for chil-
dren (Shop with a Cop),
and replacing a stolen air
conditioner for an elderly
woman. They have also
assisted families whose
homes have burned.
Their current project is
close to home, with 16-
year police veteran Bruce
Yoxall procuring a "sei-


PHOTO PROVIDED


Clara Nicole Yoxall is LWPD
Detective Bruce Yoxall's
daughter.
zure dog" for his 18-year-
old daughter, Ciara,
who was diagnosed with
epilepsy at the age of
18 months. Starting out
as "daydreaming," her
seizures have become
progressively worse, and
last month Ciara had a
particularly rough day,
with seven seizures send-
ing her to the hospital.
She was just allowed to


go home two weeks ago,
Yoxall said.
The jerking motion
during Ciara's seizures
have in the past caused
both shoulders to dislo-
cate. Surgery secured her
shoulders to make this
less likely, but during her
last episode, her shoul-
ders popped out again,
Yoxall said.
A medical innovation
called a Vagas Nerve
Simulator (VNS) short-
ens the duration of her
seizures, Yoxall said. The
device, implanted in her
chest, sends a message
to her brain when swiped
with a magnet, stop-
ping the seizure. The
dog could help prevent
the seizures altogether,
though, by alerting Ciara
ahead of time, letting her
short-circuit the seizure
through the VNS.
This would drasti-
cally change Ciara's life,
particularly since the dog


is also a companion dog,
trained to go for help
if needed, and even to
push a button to sum-
mon 9-1-1. As things
stand now, Clara's par-
ents are "afraid to even
let her go to Walmart by
herself, because we don't
know when a seizure
might strike," Yoxall said.
They had to withdraw
her from school due to
her medical problems,
as well.
Ciara's mother, Marcia
Chauncey, found the
canine helper program,
called "Noelle's Dogs
Four Hope," based in
Monument Colorado.
The owner started the
agency initially for her
daughter, who had ex-
tremely severe seizures,
but was considered too
young to obtain a seizure
dog. Noelle's Dogs for
Hope trains canines for
children as well, and has
made it a mission, Yoxall


UPS driver Jason Pitman honored for safety


UPS is proud to announce that Jason
Pitman has been inducted into its Circle
of Honor. UPS's Circle of Honor is the
highest safety honor a UPS driver can
achieve; each driver must amass at least
25 years without an avoidable accident
to qualify for induction.
UPS has long enjoyed an outstanding
reputation for safety in the transporta-
tion industry. UPS drivers log over two
billion miles a year on U.S. roads and
average less than one accident per mil-
lion miles driven, thanks to
drivers like Pitman, who recognize
that safety is a way of life.
Pitman is a package car driver out of
the Lake Wales facility. He and his wife
live in Babson Park with their three
children.


Jason Pitman of Lake Wales was honored for safety. Pitman has been inducted
into the UPS Circle of Honor.


said.
A chocolate labrador
has already been identi-
fied as Ciara's companion
dog, and is undergoing
further training before
his June arrival date.
A dog was actually
matched up with Ciara
last month, but unfor-
tunately became ill and
was returned.
The level of service was'
impressive though, prior
to the dog's return, Yoxall
said.
The dog was flown to
Florida along with his
trainer, who spent a day-
and-a-half training Ciara
on service commands.
"She (Ciara) was re-
ally bummed about the
dog having to go back,
because she was already
getting attached to it,"
Yoxall said. "She'll be all
right though, and is look-


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the new dog in June. The
replacement dog is also
older and more experi-
enced," Yoxall said.
The family will be
able to pay for the dog
in installments, but the
cost is high, and anyone
wishing tb contribute to
paying for Ciara's com-
panion dog can contact
Mark Stroup or Joe Van
Blarcom, of the Lake
Wales Police Officers As-
sociation. The telephone
number for the Lake
Wales Police Department
is (863) 678-4223.
The website for No-
elle's Dogs Four Hope is
www.noellesangeldogs.
org. The agency also
trains canines to assist
people with stability and
mobility issues, severe
allergies, and mental
health needs.


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Babson Park Congregation to celebrate 90th


By MARY CANNADAY
Staff Writer

In the early days of
our country, the church
was very often the hub
of social activity, with
members gathering on
the grounds for picnics
and visiting after servic-
es. Babson Park Com-
munity Church plans
to revisit those times as
they celebrate their 90th
anniversary on Sunday,
March 27.


The public is invited
to join the festivities,
says their pastor, Dr. Joe
Mattox, as highlights of
the church's history are
celebrated. Former pas-
tors of the church will
be guests of honor, and
Camp Inn Choir will sing,
led by Rev. Chuck Wood.
The anniversary
observance starts at 10
a.m., with a fellowship
time followed by services
at 10:30: Lunch will be
served afterward.


The church has a rich
history, which has been
compiled for the occa-
sion by writer and long-
time member Vaughn
Cofer. Amelia and Lindus
Cody (who was a cousin
of Buffalo Bill Cody,)
in 1921 established the
church in Babson Park,
as well as seven others
in various communities
they had lived in. Lindus,
a developer and builder,
was a devout Christian,
as was his wife. They had


a daughter, Mary, who
became a missionary in
Asia.
According to the his-
tory booklet, Cody's
driving philosophy was
simple; "We cannot raise
a family here or help
build a respectable com-
munity unless there is a
church."
His wife, who was also
called "Mother Cody"
was just as involved in
bringing to church to
fruition.


PHOTO BY ED MIGA

Hazel Mary Grace Alexander celebrated her 100th birthday with her family. Hazel is dressed in baby blue at the front and lower
center of the picture, surrounded here by her family. Senator JD Alexander, in the taupe suit coat and white shirt, is at the far left
of the photo.


One hundred years of accomplishment


By KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ
MANAGING EDITOR

Hazel Mary Grace
Alexander is an accom-
plished woman.
But then, she's had an
entire century to leave
her mark on the world,
and she is still living
strong.
Add to her long list a
new title: centenarian.
On Wednesday, March
9, 2011, Alexander
celebrated her 100th
birthday.
One of her sons, Frost-
proof's John Alexander,
noted "We've all been
blessed. Everybody
should like their mother,
but we not only like our
mother, we respect her
and all of her accom-
plishments."
Her other son, Jim
Alexander, was also pres-
ent for her birthday party
held at Lake Wales Coun-
try Club last weekend, in
addition to her grandson,
Senator JD Alexander.
Alexander was born in
Gardendale, Texas and
moved to East Glacier,
Montana, where her
father took a job with the
Great Northern Railroad.
She graduated from
high school as valedicto-
rian in Spokane, Wash-
ington, but the school
didn't allow her to keep
the title because she did
not live in Spokane.
In 1926, the Alexanders
moved to St. Augustine,


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and later she moved to
Lake Wales.
A graduate of Florida
State College for Women,
the forerunner of Florida
State University, she held
degrees in Spanish and
French with teaching
credentials. She taught in
the Monticello, Florida,
public school for one
year to earn money to -
complete her degree and
later accompanied her
teacher, Dr Hay, on a
European group tour.
In Paris, she left the
group and studied
French at Sorbonne.
In 1931, she took a
position at Lake Wales
High School, as a Span-
ish teacher. For 30 years,
she taught Spanish,
English and Journalism.
She and her classes pro-
duced a one-page weekly
newspaper as well as the
school yearbook.
She married Hugh B.
Alexander June 1, 1934
in St. Augustine and the
couple established their
home in Lake Wales.
Alexander had numer-
ous accomplishments
to her name; probably
one of the most notable
locally was her contribu-
tion to the formation of
the Lake Wales Public
Library.
From 1956 to 1958,
she was the president of
the LW Chapter of the
American Association of
University Women.
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$12,000 to the city to
build the library, and the
first floor was completed.
Even now, she visits
the library every two
weeks and checks out six
books, said her son John.
She reads three books a
week.


Her family is request-
ing in lieu of birthday
gifts, for people to
donate to the library to
purchase 100 new books
for the library in her
honor. The Lake Wales
Library has a list of books
they need.


The congregation had
been gathering in homes
for services, but under
the "gentle but steady
persistence" of Mother
Cody, the "platform" of
the church was dedicated
on Feb. 21, 1921, and
the building completed
in 1922. The church was
initially called "Crooked
Lake Presbyterian
Church, USA," since Bab-
son Park was originally
known as Crooked Lake.
Dr. William C. Rommell
was the church's first
pastor, serving for six
years.
His predecessor, Rev.
Craig Bowdish, started


the first vacation bible
school at the church,
which had a turnout of
70 children the first year.
Babson Park Commu-
nity Church has had 17
pastors over its history,
counting current pastor,
Dr. Joe Mattox, a former
professor at Warner
Southern College.
The historical booklet,
compiled by Cofer, is full
of facts and photos and
will be available at the
anniversary celebration.
The church is located
at 725 Rainbow Blvd.
Babson Park, Fl. The
telephone number is
(863) 638-1235.


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Florida's official

state band to perform


The River City Satin
Swing, a 9-piece version
of the St. Johns River
City Band, will perform
on March 24, 2011 at the
Lake Wales Arts Center
from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. The
Satin Swing ensemble,
known as "The Little Big
Band," will transport you
back to the 40's jazz clubs
as they play their wide
range of music from big
band jazz and standards
to Dixieland and patri-
otic tunes.
Since 1984, the St.
John's River City Band,
a dynamic band of
top professionals, has
performed public,
private and educational
programs emphasizing
traditional American mu-
sic and jazz. In 2000, the
Florida State Legislature
declared the band as the
official band of the State
of Florida. They have ap-
peared at Carnegie Hall,
Disney World's EPCOT
Center, Ruth Eckerd Hall
and Jacksonville's Metro-
politan Park.
If you enjoy music
in the style of Count
Basie, this is a concert
you'll love. The band has


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The next meeting of
the Lake Wales Demo-
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The meeting will take


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Arts Center.
performed with such jazz
greats as Della Reese,
Diane Schuur, Dizzy
Gillespie, Doc Severin-
sen, Wynton Marsalis, Al
Hirt, Dave Brubeck, and
Lionel Hampton. Sample
their music on YouTube
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Appearance of the St.
Johns River City Band
is sponsored in part by
George O'Neill, Jr., Nor-
man and Carole Kuehn
and Gene and Willa
Campbell.
Tickets can be pur-
chased at the Lake Wales '
Arts Center, 1099 SR 60E,
Lake Wales or by phone
(863) 676-8426. Tickets:
$20 for Members, $25


for non-Members, $5 for
students with ID. Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Visit our new
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Council, Inc. is a 501(c)3
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promote, encourage and
celebrate the arts for the
enhancement of commu-
nity life.
The Arts Center is
located at 1099 S.R. 60
East in Lake Wales and is
open year round, Mon-
day through Friday, 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. For more
information, please call
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No charge for admission! Fly in an antique biplane then enjoy
gourmet burgers and hot dogs and relax in the beer garden. Have
your photo taken with early antique cars or shop for Centennial
T-shirts, calendars, books and other commemorative items. You
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Centennial Ball are $25 and there will be.a cash bar. Tickets avail-
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EDITORIAL


Remove the 'undue' burden from the process


It is a given that government
regulations are burdensome to
business. In a sense, that is the
intent.
Land use, building and environ-
mental codes are put in place to
protect broader public interests
that may compete with narrower
private interests.
The regulatory hurdles protect
the public's interests, presumably.
Sometimes they make sense
and sometimes they don't. Often,
whether they do or not just de-
pends on one's perspective.
In some circumstances, the pub-
lic demands the hurdles be raised:
when housing development looks
like it's on a course that could
overwhelm public services, when
pollution threatens water sup-
plies, or when historic buildings
are ripped down to make way for
another convenience store.


I OUR VIEWPOINT

Those were the circumstances
years ago.
Then there are circumstances
that demand less. We are in those
times now. The Great Recession
has fueled a clamor for govern-
ment to lighten up on regulations
in order to spur business growth,
create more economic opportuni-
ties and more jobs.
We see it in Washington and Tal-
lahassee, and we see it on "Main
Street" in our communities. No
surprise, given the circumstances.
Ideally, well-intentioned govern-
ments try to strike a reasonable
balance, and the swings of the
pendulum can help reset that bal-
ance.
The real question right now is
whether the hurdles of regulations


are so high they choke off reason-
able attempts to conduct busi-
ness or build businesses, which,
presumably also would be in the
public interest.
We won't speak to Washington
or even Tallahassee, but we do
believe county governments have
begun to take healthy steps during
the recession to re-examine their
policies and regulations with an
eye toward creating a better envi-
ronment for people to do business.
We don't want a wild swing that
does away with public protec-
tions, but we don't believe that is
happening on the local level. The
attitude seems to be: We need to
do better. They do, and in some
instances, they are.
The overall gripe from the busi-
ness community is not necessarily
the existence of regulations, but
the difficulty of navigating the


maze.
Businesses and citizens just
trying to remodel homes, for that
matter said they wanted a
system that is simpler, clearer and
more predictable.
They don't like surprises. They
don't want to be told early on
that they have to jump through
Hoop A, B and C, then come back
months later to find out there's an
additional Hoop D and E.
That costs time and money, and
it is extremely frustrating. It eats
away at trust in government.
Of course, a regulatory process
that is too lax and perceived to be
too cozy with business can also
destroy that trust.
The hard part is finding the right
balance, and that's always a work
in progress. But it needs to be
worked.
We need to do better.


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Editor's note: All candi-
dates for Lake Wales City
Commission are welcome
to write guest columns.

Ed Bowlin, Wes Rogers,
and Wilena Vreeland have
filed a complaint against
me with the Florida
Elections Commission
in Tallahassee. My sin is
that, on the face of my
brochure, I should have
used the word "for" be-
tween my name and the
office I'm running for. No
probable cause has been
issued, but if it is, and I'm
found guilty, I could be
fined as much as $250.
The complaint also
alleges that I received my
brochures without pay-
ing for them, but that's
false. The provider was
paid immediately with
my personal Visa card
and therefore was never
in jeopardy of making an
unreported contribution
to my campaign. Visa has
since billed me, has been
paid, and the expenditure
has been reported. I have
amended my campaign
materials to add the
word "for" and tried to
call back those that were
previously distributed. I
apologize to anyone who
was offended by my not
using tne word "for" on
my materials.
But this brings up a
larger point. If candidates


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in this local election are
to be held to the same
high standards as those
running for statewide of-
fices (and we should be),
then let's make everyone
comply with the same re-
quirements. If complaints
to the Florida Elections'
Commission are going to
be filed after local notifi-
cation and after compli-
ance, so be it.
Ed Bowlin, as the
campaign manager for
John Paul Rogers, knows
that his candidate's signs,
brochures and fliers vio-
lated the same law, only
worse. They didn't have
the required "attribution"
showing who was respon-
sible for the political ad-
vertisement. Some of his
signs have been tempo-
rarily patched in an effort
to fix the problem; some
have never been fixed -
after he was notified by
our local election office.
I haven't said anything
about it because I think a
complaint of that kind is
petty and wouldn't have


anything to do with the
very important issues of
this campaign.
My opponent, lack Van
Sickle, has benefitted
from negative, anony-
mous political ads and
phone calls containing
wild, false and libelous
statements about me.
Those ads have been
mailed to a huge list
of registered voters in
this election. They are
the same kind of false,
anonymous, cowardly
statements that were
made about Kathy Manry
a couple of years ago, that
caused her to conclude
that public service just
wasn't worth it if one had
to endure that kind of
personal abuse. These
kinds of dirty tricks -
probably from the same
person or persons are
discouraging good people
from running for office,
giving our town a bad
name, are against the law,
and the perpetrators)
need to be brought to
justice.
I commend Ed Bowlin,
Wes Rogers and Wilena
Vreeland for being the
guardians of all that is
right and just. But they
should be the guardians
for all that is right and
just. My lawyer has volun-
teered to draft an amend-

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I LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


Time for c
Mr. Van Sickle's com-
ment about filtering
questions from voters,
during question and
answer forums, goes right
along with his desire to
limit voters from speak-
ing up at commission
meetings.
He chose the words,
that equated a back-
ground of speeding
tickets with a background
of top (Grand Dragon)
leadership of a very large,
very violent Klan group
here in Florida.
It is time for a change.
I would also like to say,

Did Ro
At what point do we as
an individual have the
right to ask an apology
from another for past
acts that have no bear-
ing on our lives? I ask the
citizen that called Mr.
Rogers to the carpet at
the Lake Ashton meeting
this question: "How did
Mr. Rogers past affilia-
tion with the United Klan
personally affect you?"
Did he do anything of-
fensive to you personally
thirty years ago? If not,
how can you demand an
apology for something
that had no affect on your


change on c(
it is not just the black vot-
ers who should beware -
hate groups still exist.
Groups who believe if
you do not exactly look
like them and believe
what they believe, you
should not have a voice.
Our armed forces are
fighting for freedom
abroad.
Do your part at home.
Vote for people who want
to hear what all voters
have to say.
Vote for people who are
qualified for the offices
they seek.
Vote for people who

gers past aff
life?
I now ask all the citi-
zens of Lake Wales these
questions, think hard and
with truth in your hearts.
What ills has Mr. Rogers
done to any of you? Has
his decisions as a city of-
ficial always been for the
betterment of our com-
munity? At what point
has his past ever been a
condition of his voting?
Has he not always
voted for the best of all
involved, including the
citizens who now attack
his past?
Thirty years ago many


commission
you will be proud to say
represent our community.
We must have people
with backgrounds that
qualify them to lead this
city out of debt and in to
the future.
Vote for people with
backgrounds of positive
connections to business,
with education and expe-
rience in gaining stability
and growth.
Vote for people without
baggage in their pasts.
Vote for BettyWojcik
and Mike Carter.
Barbara Salvin
Lake Wales

ect you?
things were different. I
think we each should
look in the mirror and
ask ourselves, "Am I the
same person today as I
was thirty years ago?" The
answer is no, so if you are
not the same as you were
thirty years ago do you
not think Mr. Rogers too
has changed. We all own
who we were, are and will
be no need for apolo-
gies. Judge the conduct of
today not the past, Then
vote what you think is
best for our city.
Alan Mann
Lake Wales


What about missing city money?


The concern that I
feel should be foremost
within the dealings of
government is how they
project authority.
Two of the greatest
and most influentially
detrimental concerns, are
law enforcement and the
management of public
monies.


Now we have an elec-
tion with two major un-
settled and unanswered
questions not being
addressed.
The close to half a mil-
lion dollars gone from
the town's coffers and the
police chief's stepping
down.
How are the youth -


our future leaders go-
ing to be developed with
sound principles?
Can the public vote in
faith that future office
holders will lead with
conscious regard.
Can these questions be
answered for posterity?
James Olson
Lake Wales


LOTHCC Annual Grill Success


Thank you to all those
who helped make the
Annual Lake of the Hills
Community Club chicken
dinner fundraiser a suc-


cess. Our efforts to restore
the 1929 clubhouse were
enhanced by your pa-
tranage. Thank you to all
talents and many volun-


teers. It was a great day
and fun for all involved.
Tom and Kathe
Galloway
Lake of the Hills


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to the same standards


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Patton leaving may change focus of CFDC


ByJEFF ROSLOW
EDITOR
The man who has
run the Central Florida
Development Council
for the last eight years
resigned his position this
week.
Tom Patton, 55, who
helped run the public-
private agency that was
created in 1986, told Polk
County Manager Jim
Freeman it was time for
him to pursue something
new. His last day was
Monday.
Freeman said he and
his staff will look at this
situation as an oppor-
tunity to reassess the


agency and he will take
some time to name an
executive director.
"I don't anticipate do-
ing something now," he
said Thursday.."I'll have
Rodney Carson and Mark
Jackson report to me. I
may appoint an interim
executive director."
Carson is the economic
development director of
the CFDC and Jackson is
the director of tourism
and sports marketing.
CFDC President Jerry
Miller said while Patton
was a valuable asset to
the CFDC he sees his
resignation as a positive
opportunity.
He said Patton's resig-


nation is not a driver to
look at the organization
but, "We're going to use
this as positive. We'll look
forward and look at how
the state will focus."
He said with a new
governor in office and
not too many people
knowing exactly how
he plans to execute his
program to create jobs,
the Polk CFDC could be
a model.
"We don't have to look
directly like the state,"
he said, but added the
CFDC has be conscious
of where the state is
heading in job creation
and development.
Freeman and Miller


said it is time to get with
private stakeholders, the
CFDC and those involved
to look at how the orga-
nization is set up and see
if doing something new
would be a good move.
The CFDC is a public
and private partner-
ship between the Polk
County Board of County
Commissioners and all
the municipalities and
major chambers of com-
merce in the county. It is
charged with economic
development activity in
a region from Tampa to
Orlando.
Because of working in
an area that large and in
a county of more than


600,000 residents, Free-
man said it is time to
examine the CFDC and
see if it can operate any
better than it is doing
now.
"Twenty-five years
ago when the leaders of
this community set it
up it was a wise move,"
Freeman said. "It was an
excellent move to diver-
sify but with the recent
economic conditions this
country is facing we can
reassess the ways we're
doing things."
Freeman said it may be
appropriate to bring in a
facilitator or consultant
to see if there is anything
the county and private


stakeholders can do to
make the CFDC better.
"Another thing that's
changed since we formed
this in 1986 is we're
much more centralized.
We've got committees (in
a lot of cities) and they're
all important and we've
got to work with these
sister organizations."
Miller agrees.
"Our organization
looks like the state did 25
years ago. It's a good time
to look at what the state's
doing plus we have two
new county commission-
ers and a new county
manager," he said. "Now
is the time to ask ques-
tions."


Blood drinker gets 20 years


A Bartow man accused
of killing his roommate
and drinking the man's
blood was sentenced to
20 years in prison this
week.
As part of a deal with
prosecutors, 43-year-old
Mauricio Mendez Lopez,
who lived at 1055 Martin
Luther King Blvd., plead-
ed no contest Wednesday
to second-degree murder,
aggravated battery with
a deadly weapon and
robbery with a deadly
weapon.
Authorities say Lopez
fatally stabbed 32-year-
old Macario Cruz in
August 2010. The case re-
ceived national attention,
because Lopez suppos-
edly drank a cup of Cruz's
blood as part of a ritual.
Witness Mariella Mendez
told police in Mexico it is
a ritual to drink a mur-
dered victim's blood as a


Mauricio Mendez Lopez
gambit to elude capture
and prosecution.
Both men and Mendez


lived at the same address.
She is the niece of Lopez
and sister-in-law of Cruz


Correction


Mendez told investiga-
tors "prior to fleeing, the
defendant raised the glass
in the air and said aloud,
'...this is my secret' and
laughed as he ran away
from the residence."
"When asked if he
drank the victim's blood,
Lopez stated he was .
extremely intoxicated and
didn't remember drinking
any blood," reads a press
release prepared by De-
tective Sgt. David Wyant.
Bartow police said
Lopez killed Cruz be-
cause he believed Cruz
was having a relationship
Mendez. He got angry
when he thought he had
been locked in his room.
He climbed out a window,
it was reported, attacked
Cruz's younger brother,
who got away, then found
Cruz in the kitchen and
stabbed him twice in the
chest.
Lopez was arrested
three days after the
killing at the intersec-
tion of Golfview Avenue


and Magnolia Street, by
the Bartovw Police Patrol
Squad Bravo Unit after a
warrant was issued for his
arrest.
Police say Lopez asked
a motorist who recog-
nized him for a ride and
she then reported him to
police.
Police reported that the
witness said the defen-
dant was "carrying a knife
in his right hand and a
drinking glass in his left
hand which appeared to
be coated in blood."
Prosecutors say they
made the plea deal
because a major witness
- the victim's brother
- was in Mexico and
unavailable to testify.
Prosecutors also said that
Lopez faces deportation
to Mexico after he serves
his sentence.




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In the March edition
of the Lake Wales News
publication, Main Street
Magazine, the hours of


operation for Seaside Sis- 5 p.m. 7 p.m. and also
ters is incorrect. Seaside Tuesday &Wednesday, 10
Sisters is actually open a.m. 2 p.m. We apologize
Monday and Thursday for the error.


Moose Riders to raise


funds for LWHS


Lake Wales Moose
Riders is gearing up for
this weekend at the Lake
Wales Moose Lodge, 3601
State Road 60 East to
raise funds for Lake Wales
High School Orchestra.
A steak dinner will start
the events on Friday
night, with entertainment
brought by the Orchestra.
Saturday is filled with
events breakfast, a Poker
Run, car/bike wash, din-


WOJCIK
FROM PAGE 6
ment to their complaint
to the elections commis-
sion to add John Paul
Rogers and the "anony-
mous" author (the three
should look around, that
author might be closer
than they think!) so that
all the election violations
can be dealt with regard-
less of who it is. Just let
me know.


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sale. The weekend will for their support. Contact
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Page 8A Frostproo ews


SPECIAL: Media specialists really are


FROM PAGE 1
observed. "A lot of times
parents don't read to
them anymore, but it's
one of the most impor-
tant things parents can
do.
Kids enjoy it so much.
For the most part, they
haven't been bombarded
with all that technology
yet."
Each student who
embraces the beauty of a
book is her daily reward.
"Many of our teachers
will send children when
it's not their scheduled
time, and they're so


excited.They don't ever
misbehave because they
love to comer here. They
love it," she said.
And for those who
might be worried that
too many changes have
occurred, the om-
nipotent boat remains,
although not inside the
media center, but out-
side it, where a different
feature display is put up
each month.
"We didn't use it a lot.
The whole idea was to
use it for the kids to read
in, but we weren't able
to use it for that," she
explained.


PHOTO BY BRIAN ACKLEY
Enjoying some reading time
are, from left: Shelby Garrett,
Leah Brown, Chloe Martinez
and Valerie Rivas.


CARE: Center honors volunteers


FROM PAGE 1
tive volunteers went
to: Irene Andrews with
7,600 hours of service,
Ray Marshall with 5,400
hours of service, Bob Dil-
lenbeck with 3,800 hours
of service, Marie Dillen-
beck with 3,500 hours of
service, Wanda Lang-
ford with 2,400 hours
of service and Jimmy
Waters with 2,000 hours
of service.
Over its 21 year history
nearly 1,400 persons
have volunteered 155,000
hours serving families
and the community of
Frostproof, Ralph Waters
noted. Of this number
260 were students who
have volunteers 10,550
hours helping their
neighbors.


"We are always in
need of volunteers,"
Waters added. "Areas
of service include front
office, food pantry, thrift
store, transportation and
senior care, pickups'and
delivery and handy man
and repairs and mentor-
ing."
Waters said those who
would like to give some
time can stop in for a
visit or call the center at
635-5555.
Frostproof Care Center
is a faith based commu-
nity service organization
which demonstrates
Christ's love by building
bridges between people
in need and people with
a desire to serve.
"Come and serve your
neighbor in need," he
added.


The cream of the crop, at least in terms of total volunteer hours
at the Frostproof Care Center, who's executive director, Ralph
Waters, is at left. Honorees included, from left: Marie Dillenbeck
(3500), Bob Dillenbeck (3,800), Jimmy Waters (2000), Wanda
Langford (2400) and Irene Andrews (7,600),
Not pictured Ray Marshall (5400)


Also honored: Jerry Fischer (1000 hours), Dee Bowers (1,500)
Ken Bowers (1000) and Jacob Luis Ramos (1,000), Not pictured
Dolly Woodley (1500).


Receiving 250 or 500 hour pins are, from left: De Fischer(500),
Stewart Hurst (250) and Terry Longva (250).
Not pictured Carol Dalrymple (500).


County seeks


With almost $2 million
dollars Polk County plans
to make an off-highway
vehicle park it hopes will
attract riders from all
over Central Florida here.
Plans are to turn a 200-
acre area in south Polk
County where County
Roads 37 and 630 are
into a park for small all-
terrain vehicles and dirt
motorcycles and such.
The area is on some land
west of Fort Meade that
the county bought from
Mosaic.
"It'll be for off-highway


vehicles with extensive
riding trails throughout,"
said Robert Wiedrich
of the county's Parks
and Recreation Depart-
ment. "There will be an
entrance fee but none
of that has been deter-
mined."
On Monday, March 21,
the Parks and Recreation
Department will hold a
meeting to learn people's
thoughts on what should
be there. The meeting is
scheduled for 6 p.m. at
the Parks and Recreation
Administrative Office,


grant for

at 515 E. Boulevard St.,
Bartow.
In its effort to build
the park the county is
trying to get $786,712 in
grant money from the
Florida Department of
Environmental Protec-
tion. DOE starting taking
requests for the grant on
Tuesday, March 15, and
will continue until March
31. But whichever county
wins, the money won't
come until late summer.
Wiedrich said the total
cost of the park would be
about $1.1 million.


off-road park


This supervised park
could be a regional draw,
Wiedrich said. Though
there are some small ar-
eas for off-road vehicles,
the nearest open and
large area is near Ocala,
about two hours away.
"We have about a half-
dozen calls per week ask-
ing where they can ride,"
he said. "We have chased
people from our parks
because they can't drive
those kinds of vehicles
there."
Wiedrich said the
county plans for the park


area not only to have
trails for the vehicles but
to also have a welcome
house, restrooms and ac-
cess driveways. And, the
county wants to know
what people who would
use it would want.
Wiedrich said the
meeting on March 21
would let people know
what is going on with the
plans and to get com-
ments from them.
For any information
about the park, call 534-
4340.
JeffRoslow


ACCIDENT
FROM PAGE 1
on the front of it, and not
a dump bucket. It ap-
pears the forks fell off the
machine, and remained
in the roadway.
It is-hought that some-
how the driver was eject-
ed from the vehicle and
was fatally struck by the
machine, which ended up
nosed into bushes along
the west side of the road.


Blood drinker gets 20 years


A Bartow man accused
of killing his roommate
and drinking the man's
blood was sentenced to
20 years in prison this
week.
As part of a deal with
prosecutors, 43-year-
old Mauricio Mendez
Lopez, who lived at.
1055 Martin Luther King
Blvd., pleaded no contest
Wednesday to second-
degree murder, aggravat-
ed battery with a deadly
weapon and robbery
with a deadly weapon.
Authorities say Lopez
fatally stabbed 32-year-
old Macario Cruz in
August 2010. The case
received national at-
tention, because Lopez
supposedly drank a cup
of Cruz's blood as part of
a ritual. Witness Mariella
Mendez told police in
Mexico it is a ritual to
drink a murdered victim's
blood as a gambit to
elude capture and pros-
ecution.
Both men and Mendez
lived at the same ad-
dress. She is the niece of
Lopez and sister-in-law
of Cruz
Mendez told investi-
gators "prior to fleeing,


the defendant raised
the glass in the air and
said aloud, '...this is my
secret' and laughed as
he ran away from the
residence."
"When asked if he
drank the victim's blood,
Lopez stated he was ex-
tremely intoxicated and
didn't remember drink-
ing any blood," reads a


press release prepared
by Detective Sgt. David
Wyant.
Bartow police said Lo-
pez killed Cruz because
he believed Cruz was
having a relationship
Mendez. He got angry
when he thought he
had been locked in his
room. He climbed out a
window, it was reported,


City of Lake Wales Water Department
Public Information Hydrant Flow Testing
The City of Lake Wales will be flow testing all the
fire hydrants within the water system. The Water
Department will start January 24, 2011 and con-
tinue until all the hydrants in the City's water sys-
tem have been flow tested. Flow testing will be
on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and
Thursday. No flow testing will be conducted on
Friday, Weekends, or holidays. For information
related to this notice, call the Utilities Department
at (863)678-4196. 2528958

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attacked Cruz's younger
brother, who got away,
then found Cruz in the
kitchen and stabbed him
twice in the chest.
Lopez was arrested


three days after the
killing at the intersec-
tion of Golfview Avenue
and Magnolia Street, by
the Bartow Police Patrol
Squad Bravo Unit.


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TALLAHASSEE (AP)
- The Florida Supreme
Court has affirmed the
murder convictions and
death sentence of Nelson
Serrano, a dual U.S.-Ec-
uadorean citizen charged
with killing four people at
a Bartow factory in 1997.
The court on Thursday
said in a 45-page opinion
that none of the issues he
raised on appeal merited
overturning the 72-year-
old's sentence. One of
those issues was that the
state's case was based on
circumstantial evidence.
Serrano had been
convicted of the shooting
deaths of four people in
what prosecutors de-
scribed as a business deal
gone bad.
The victims were Frank
Dosso, 35; his sister,
Diane Patisso, 28; her
husband, George Patisso
Jr., 26, and a business
partner, George Gon-
salves, 69.
Serrano raised nine is-
sues on appeal, including
that the state's circum-
stantial evidence wasn't
enough to convict him.
His defense was that he
was in an Atlanta hotel
room suffering from a
migraine headache when
the killings occurred.
The court's opinion,
however, noted that fin-
gerprint evidence placed
him at the Orlando air-
port on Dec. 3, 1997, the
day of the murders.
The court also men-
tioned a taped interview
with police the day after


the murders in which
Serrano said Diane Patis-
so must have "walked in
the middle of something"
- a fact that hadn't been
released to the public.
Serrano's comment
suggests that she "was
not the target of the
crime, but rather a wit-
ness who had to be elimi-
nated," the court said.
Moreover, Serrano had
said he felt like killing
Gonsalves, and Serrano
had access to the kind
of gun used to kill the
victims, the opinion said.
The three men were shot
execution-style.
Dosso and the Patisso
couple were related to
another business partner
in the conveyor-system
factory where the mur-
ders took place.
Friction between the
partners developed in the
1990s, resulting in a law-
suit and Serrano being
locked out by the other
partners.
Serrano was living in
Ecuador when he was
arrested in 2002. Seven
years later, Ecuador's gov-
ernment had demanded
his return, saying Florida
police kidnapped him,
from that country in a
dog kennel. Ecuador has
no death penalty. He was
sentenced to death for
each of the murders in
2007.
All seven justices con-
curred in the per curiam
decision, a legal term
referring to an opinion of
the whole court.


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Death sentence

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Man who killed 4
stays on death row


Jolene Ann

Richards
Jolene Ann Richards of
Lake Wales passed away
Monday, March 14, 2011,
at her residence. She was
78.
She was born Nov. 19,
1932, in Peru, N.Y. and
moved to Lake Wales
from Frankfort, Ky. in
1994. She was a home-
maker and of the Roman
Catholic faith.
Survivors include her
daughter, Bonita S. Mace
(Steven) of Indian Lake
Estates, Fla.; a son, Gary
Gravelle (Deborah) of
Ladson, S.C.; and a sister,
Wyona Aubin of Moira,
N.Y. She had five grand-
children, Van S. Mace
(Virginia) of Winter Ha-
ven, Fla., Stephanie Ken-
nedy (Jack) of Frankfort,
Ky., Jennifer Strickland
(Avery) of Cottageville,
S.C., Heather Klaiber (An-
thony) of Lawrenceville,
Ga. and Cory Gravelle of
Ladson, S.C. She was also
survived by eight great-
grandchildren, Alexis and
Zachary Mace, Savannah
and Jack Kennedy, Kyle
and Katie O'Connell, Lo-
gan and Lily Klaiber.
In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be sent to the
Moffitt Cancer Center,
12902 Magnolia Drive,
Tampa, Fla. 33612-9416.
No local services are
scheduled at this time.
Condolences may be sent
to the family at www.
marionnelsonfuneral-
home.com.
Marion Nelson Funeral
Home is in charge of ar-
rangements.


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Queen P Blackburn of
Frostproof passed away
Wednesday, March 16,
2011, at the Life Care
Center in Winter Haven.
She was 78.
She was born Jan. 29,
1933, in Frostproof to the
late George Hiram & Bearl
(Straughn) Peavey. She
returned to Frostproof
from Tampa in 1971. She
was an insurance sales-
person for Independent
Life Insurance Company
and a member of the First
Baptist Church of Frost-
proof.
Queen is survived by
her sister, Frances Pitts of
Frostproof.
Visitation will be held
from 3 p.m. until the
funeral service at 4 p.m.,
Saturday, March 19,
2011, at the First Baptist
Church of Frostproof with
Rev. Darrol Hood officiat-
ing. Interment will follow
at the Silver Hill Cem-
etery. Condolences may
be sent to the family at
www.marionnelsonfuner-
alhome.com.
Marion Nelson Funeral
Home is in charge of ar-
rangements.


82nd Airborne Division
during the Korean War.
Bud was a member of the
Christian Motorcycle As-
sociation and he and Jean
traveled most of the U.S.
on his bike. He was an ac-
tive and faithful member
of the South Lake Wales
Church of God.
He is survived by his
wife of 55 years Ina Jean
Norris.
Memorial services will
be held Saturday, March
19, 2011, at 10:30 a.m.
at the South Lake Wales
Church of God with Pas-
tors Bob Beckler, Eldred
Kelley, and Floyd Welton
officiating. Friends may
call from 9:30 a.m. until
the service time.
Memorials of remem-
brance may be made to
the South Lake Wales
Church of God Build-
ing Fund 201 Presidents
Drive, Lake Wales, FL
33859 or to your charity
of choice.
Johnson Funeral Home
is in charge of arrange-
ments.


Seaside Sisters is host-
ing an event at their bou-
tique on Monday, March
21 from 3 p.m. 7 p.m.
with lecturer and psychic
medium, Deborah Hand.
Enjoy intimate con-
versation with world
renowned T.V and radio
psychic investigator,
Deborah Hand. She has
worked with the FBI,
DEA, America's Most
Wanted and many police
and families across.the
world. She has solved
many murders and miss-
ing person cases and has
done lectures and work-
shops all over the world.
Maybe you would like
to know more about your
future or your children's
future? Ask her questions
about romance, money or
job situations. Or is he or
she the right one?
As a medium, she will
answer your questions
about loved ones who
have crossed over and
will explain what happens
after death.


With every purchase
from Seaside Sisters bou-
tique, Deborah will an-
swer your question "free"
of charge. Don't miss
this opportunity to meet
Deborah and browse this
unique boutique which
specializes in custom
seashell designs.
Event begins at 4 p.m.
Directions to Seaside
Sisters boutique:
Go 8.2 miles East (to-
wards Vero beach) past
Lake Wales Wal-Mart
(Route 60)....turn right
onto Doherty Dr. (by Na-
Icrest). At stop sign turn
left onto Leisure Lane,
proceed to next Stop
sign. Turn right onto Club
Circle and go 0.3 miles.
Turn left into parking lot
of Lakeshore Club Villas,
park and walk through
archway to Towne Center.
Seaside Sisters boutique
is on the left by the
library. For more informa-
tion, call (863) 696-3823
or cellphone 1 (270) 792-
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Fla., died on Tuesday,
March'15, 2011, at The
Groves Center, of heart
failure.
He was born July 29,
1935 in Furnace, Ky., and
retired to Lake Wales in
1994 from New Castle,
Ind. He retired after 30
years as a millwright for
the Chrysler Corp. He
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By STEVE STEINER
STAFF WRITER
This is the second in a series on
the arrest ofEllenBeth Wachs, a
member and officer with Atheists
ofFlorida, a Tampa-based orga-
nization. The first article, which
ran March 12, focused on her
March 3 arrest, charged by State
Attorney Jerry Hill's office with
practicing law without a license.
According to the State At-
torney's Office, as it was in-
vestigating Atheist of Florida
president John Kieffer, who had
been arrested at the Feb. 22 Polk
County School Board public ses-
sion charged with resisting an
officer without force, disorderly
conduct, and possession of drugs
without a prescription the
question arose what law firm
EllenBeth Wachs was with as she
was listed on the AoF's website
as its vice president and its legal
affairs coordinator on the AoF
web site, under officers. Her
name appears as: Vice President:
EllenBethWachs, Esq.
It spurred an investigation into
Wachs, where it was discovered
she had been admitted as an at-
torney in Pennsylvania in 1993,
and that she had retired from
the Pennsylvania bar approxi-
mately 1997. The investigation
also revealed that Wachs was not
a member of the Florida Bar and
was not licensed to practice, law
in Florida.
The State Attorney's Office
then called in and interviewed
Lakeland Mayor Gow Fields; Ann
Gibson, legal affairs coordina-
tor for the Polk County Sheriff's
Office and Stacy Butterfield, a
member of the board of directors
for the Lake Victoria Homeown-
er's Association, the subdivi-
sion where both Butterfield and
Wachs live. Butterfield is also
with the Polk County Clerk of
Courts Office and is the director
of fiance and accounting with
the county comptroller's office.
In sworn statements, each stated
they were "under the impression"
Wachs was a licensed attorney,
which the State Attorney's Office
based its arrest warrant.
In Fields' situation, as mayor
of Lakeland, following a meeting
in either March or April 2010,
in which she and another AoF


EllenBeth Wachs


member attended to discuss the
issue of prayer offered at the start
of city commission meetings,
that (cited in the arrest warrant)
"based upon his contact with Ms.
Wachs he felt that Ms. Wachs was
a practicing licensed attorney."
In the arrest warrant, Gibson
stated that through her personal
contacts with Wachs, that she
also felt Wachs was a licensed
attorney, especially in the way
three letters sent to the PCSO
were worded, plus the fact that
below Wachs' signature was
typed EllenBeth Wachs, Esq.
Gibson's impression was "based
under a totality of circumstances
such as: the manner in which
the above described letters were
written, Ms. Wachs spoke like an
attorney citing statute and case
law opinions, and the fact that
Ms. Wachs informed Gibson that
she was representing the athe-
ist organization when personal
contact was made."
"Goodness forbid I know how
to word letters. After all, I did
train to be a lawyer," said Wachs.
"However, I never, ever said I was
a licensed attorney allowed to
practice in Florida. I'm not."
Butterfield said that about a
year earlier, although she was
not sure whether it had occurred
during a homeowner's associa-
tion meeting, that Wachs had
informed her that she, Wachs,
was an attorney.
Based upon the statements
made in the arrest warrant,
it appeared as if each bore a
personal animus towards Wachs


and, by extension, Atheists of
Florida. However, nowhere in
the arrest warrant were there any
statements that investigators
questioned Fields, Gibson and
Butterfield over whether their
impressions were correct.
"The judge found the informa-
tion in the complaint served as
probable cause," said assistant
state attorney Chip Thullbery,
when asked if the impression of
the three was sufficient enough
to issue an arrest warrant.
Wachs dismissed that asser-
tion. Saying she could never
prove it, she suspected that a
reason the arrest warrant was
because it came before a judge
with relatively little time on the
bench; a more seasoned judge
would have refused the arrest
warrant. In response, Thullbery
said ifWachs believes that the ar-
rest and subsequent search war-
rants are invalid, she could make
a motion to have both dismissed.
Why, Wachs rhetorically asked,
would Butterfield have to say
about those matters be of inter-
est to the state attorney's office.
Moreso, Wachs wondered, with
that in mind, how did the state
attorney's office be made aware
of Butterfield.
"I'm not going to comment
further," said Thullbery when
asked about Butterfield. For her
part, Butterfield said she did not
have any idea how her name and
interactions with Wachs came
to the attention of the state at-
torney's office. Still, itwas not
comfortable for Butterfield.
"It's still unnerving," said But-
terfield. As a result, she said did
not think to ask how the state
attorney's office had learned
about her and her interactions
with Wachs. "I was just focused
on answering the questions."
Wachs said she did not believe
Butterfield's claim of a lack of
knowledge. While Wachs would
not specifically name who she
believed provided Butterfield's
name, she did say she was con-
vinced it was someone currently
with the sheriff's office who, at
one time, was in the employ of
a certain department of Polk
County that has frequent in-
volvement with the county court
department.


New charge leveled at AoF president


By STEVE STEINER
STAFF WRITER

"Right now, we're in a.holding
pattern."
So said John Kieffer, presi-
dent of Tampa-based Atheists of
Florida.
On Thursday, he was arraigned
in criminal court on charges
stemming from Feb. 22, when he
was arrested at the Polk County
School Board public meeting. At
that meeting, Kieffer, along with
EllenBeth Wachs, made an ap-
pearance to object to the invoca-
tion given prior to the start of the
meeting.
As a minster gave the invoca-
tion at the school board meeting,
Kieffer and Wachs were reported
to have moved about the room,
talked aloud and took photos.
As soon as the invocation was
finished, several board members
exploded as Kieffer shouted that
the practice was illegal. He was
instructed to leave the assembly
hall. When he refused, Fred Mur-
phy, assistant school superinten-
dent of school service, instructed
Bartow police officers to remove
Kieffer, who refused to cooperate
and was subsequently arrested
, and charged with resisting an
officer without force, disorderly
conduct, and possession of drugs
without a prescription; the lat-
ter charge was subsequently
dropped when Kieffer presented
proof he had a legal prescription,
but a new charge was leveled:
Disturbing schools and religious
and other assemblies, reads in
section 1, "Whoever willfully


PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER
After refusing to be escorted from the School Board meeting on Feb. 22, John
Kieffer, president of Tampa-based Atheists of Florida, was handcuffed and
arrested by Bartow police. He appeared in court Thursday for an arraignment.


interrupts or disturbs any school
or any assembly of people met
for the worship of God or for any
lawful purpose commits a mis-
demeanor of the second degree."
"It's really an obscure law," said
Kieffer, who added he was not
surprised it had been added to
his arraignment. He also ex-


pressed the belief it runs counter
to the First Amendment in the
U.S. Constitutionregarding the
right to assembly.
Kieffer did not have to make a
personal appearance and instead
was represented by his attorney,
Nick Ficarrotta, of Tampa. A pre-
trial will be held April 7.


Population





jumps 25%


STAFF, WIRE REPORT
Census numbers
released Thursday show
why Florida will gain two
seats in Congress and
Central Florida stands to
be in that mix when new
lines are drawn.
Polk County's popula-
tion is 602,095 accord-
ing to the 2010 census,
growing by 24.42 percent
since the 2000 census.
That is almost 7 percent
more than the state grew.
Florida has 18,801,310
residents.
The central and north-
central part of the state
could pick up some ad-
ditional influence.
"We're going to see
some more districts
carved out of the heart-
land of Florida," said Dan
Smith, a political-science
professor at the Univer-
sity of Florida.
The most overpopu-
lated congressional seat
is currently held by U.S.
Rep. Richard Nugent,
who represents a district
stretching from Polk
County to Levy County
that is now 33.5 percent
larger than it should be.
All congressional districts
are required to be roughly
the same size under U.S.
Supreme Court rulings.
Rep. Connie Mack's
Southwest Florida district
and Rep. Dennis Ross'
Central Florida seat are
among the other seats


with large overpopula-
tions. The Miami-area
district of Rep. David
Rivera a freshman
already facing ethics
questions is also likely
to significantly change
before he faces voters
again.
The most dramatically
undersized congressional
districts are all urban -
those represented by Rep.
C.W Young's seat in Pinel-
las County; Rep. Frederica
Wilson's Miami-based
district; and Rep. Cor-
rine Brown's district, an
odd-shaped heavily black
district that runs from
Jacksonville to Orlando.
Of the 18 municipalities
in Polk County, Haines
City was the fastest grow-
ing city in the last 10
years. It grew by almost
56 percent and has a
population of 20,535. The
only other Polk County
city to grow by more than
50 percent was Davenport
which has a population
of 2,888, according to the
2010 census numbers.
Lake Wales grew by
39.5 percent and has a
population of 14,225.
Bartow, with a population
of 17,298, grew by 12.8
percent; Frostproof, with
a population of 2,992,
grew by 17 residents since
2000; and Fort Meade,
with a population of
5,626, has 65 fewer resi-
dents than it did in 2000.


By STEVE STEINER
STAFF WRITER
Polk County com-
missioners Tuesday will
tell the county attorney
how to proceed with a
$5 million stabilization
program and also direct
the county manager how
to proceed with park
property buildings it has
spent nearly $35,000 on
to repair.
Polk can get a federal
grant of $5,443,116 for
a Neighborhood Stabi-
lization Program. If the
BOCC approves, 50 per-
cent of the monies must
be expended within two
years and entirely within
three years. Of the nearly
$5.5 million, $1,360,779
must be used to house
individuals or families
whose income does not
exceed 50 percent of area
median incomes.
County Manager Jim
Freeman is to ask the
BOCC for direction on
the use and disposition
of a former restaurant
building the county
acquired when ij bought
the Port Hatchineha Park
property. The buildings
were constructed by for-
mer property owners and
consist of a 2,025-square-
foot lounge/covered deck
and a 2,576-square-foot
commercial restaurant
building that are con-
nected by a screened
entry area.
So far the county has
spent $34,788 on the
buildings to repair roof
leaks and correct mold
and ADA compliance
issues. An effort to secure
a vendor yielded one re-
sponse that was deemed
insufficient.
The BOCC will be pro-
vided four options:
Demolish the build-
ings for additional ve-
hicle/trailer parking. The
facility currently has 32
vehicle/trailer spaces and
12 standard spaces. This
would add 10 spaces.
Utilize the build-
ings as rental facilities
for birthday parties,
group meetings, fam-


ily reunions, etc. Some
building modifications
and furniture purchases
would be required. The
recommended rate for
rentals is $200 per four-
hour use /$50 per ad-
ditional hour with a $100
deposit.
Demolish existing
buildings and replace
with a large, screened
pavilion with restrooms.
The pavilion could be
used by park patrons or
reserved at adopted rate
($75) for birthday parties,
family reunions, etc.
Lease building to
generate revenue to
offset maintenance costs
at the facility. Recom-
mend contracting with
a commercial real estate
firm to find a vendor that
is compatible with the
community and Parks
and Recreation mission.
Parking will be a chal-
lenge for any vendor
selected.
Also under the county
commissioners will be
a request to OK design,
permitting, bid and con-
struction phase services
for the U.S. Highway
27 Utility Relocation
Plans, and a transfer of
funds within.the Utilities
Community Investment
Program budget for not
more than $118,727.
The Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation
is planning to widen
several sections of US
27 throughout many
areas of Polk County.
The FDOT has identified
a particular section of
the highway, US 27 from
Ritchie Road to Berry
Road, which will be com-
pleted soon.
The project will include
the design of water
mains, reclaimed wa-
ter mains, and sanitary
sewer force main adjust-
ments within the pro-
posed construction area
along US 27 between
Ritchie Road and Berry
Road. The estimated cost
of the utility adjustments
is $3,290,000. It should be
done by April 2013.


Several options for

county commissioners


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Why does that happen?


I don't know about
you, but I have always
had a difficult time un-
derstanding why some
folks leave one congre-
gation for another. Now
that is certainly better
than leaving the church
altogether, but why does
that happen?
Some people leave
because they move to
another location where it
is near impossible to be
active members of their
old congregation. That
makes sense.
Still others stop attend-
ing their own congrega-
tion because of sickness
or a disability of some
kind. That also makes
sense.
And then there are
those out there that sim-
ply like hopping around
from one church to
another. That makes no
sense at all.
And of course there are
families that stop attend-
ing because there are not
enough activities for the


By STEVE STEINER
STAFF WRITER

Children and mos
likely, quite a few adult
- from Jewish house-
holds in Polk County a
looking forward to cel-
ebrating Purim Sunday
The holiday celebrate
a failed attempt to exte
minate the Jewish peop
this time when they
lived in ancient Syria,
as related in the Book
Esther. It is marked by
the wearing of costume
and masks by children
a noise-maker called a
grogger which is twirle
whenever the name,
-J-.L


Sermon of the Week
Minister Lou Vellia
First Christian Church
of Babson Park


kids. This is somewhat
understandable if there
was an unwilling attitude
on the part of the church
leadership to do any-
thing about it. But, where
does this problem lie if
there is a willing leader-
ship?
But there are others
that leave for less than
understandable reasons.
Some of these leave
because there is a new
preacher and they let
their attachment to the
previous preacher keep
them from continuing to
do Kingdom work with
their church family. This
is never good. It shows
they don't understand
this thing called "church"
very well.
Others leave because
they have been hurt by


a holiday treat
Hamen is mentioned, the
and the eating of ha- place
mantaschen, a triangular atol
St shaped cookie-like pastry pin
ts with a fruit filling, pre]
At 9 a.m., Thursday, filling
re four women of Temple and
Emanuel, the conser- bak
y. vative synagogue in mer
es Lakeland, began making A
er- hamantaschen. From the whe
pie, refrigerator they removed abo
bowls filled with dough Glo
made the day before brir
of 24 batches worth, with "I
each batch expected to Glo
es yield two dozen haman- add
taschen, 576 in all. since
Cheri Glogower spread han
d flouron top of the thai
stainless steel table in. app


other members in one
way or another, and
instead of talking things
out, they let their feelings
blind them to what they
should do and what may
have been easily settled
is now insurmount-
able (at least in their
minds). This is very sad
and all too often, very
common.
Still others leave
because the preacher's
style of preaching isn't
their cup of tea. This is
somewhat understand-
able, but you do have
to wonder about mo-
tives. In what way is the
preaching a different
"cup of tea" from what
they are used to?
Most of these folks say
any number of things,
from there "not be-
ing enough love" in the
messages to feeling that
there is "too much bash-
ing of other groups." As
a preacher, I find these
two "reasons" the most
troublesome. You see,


synagogue kitchen,
ced a ball of dough
p it and took a rolling
to it. Jane Renz began
paring the cherry
ng. Tammy Serebrim
SLorraine Nardi lined
ing trays with parch-
nt paper. -
few minutes later,
en the dough was
ut '-inch thick,
gower sought Sere-
n's opinion.
Is this thick enough?"
gower asked. She
.ed it had been awhile
ce she had last made
nantaschen, other
n at home. Serebrim
proved.


when Biblical preach-
ing is employed by any
preacher, those who do
not know God's Word
very well can very easily
claim either of the above
excuses.
What most people
mean when they use
the "love" line is that
there isn't enough of the
warm fuzzies flowing
from the pulpit; people
really aren't responsible
for themselves or their
actions and talking
about sin is just not very
loving. To these people,
there really isn't any sin
anymore. We are all just a
product of a dysfunction-
al family and society and
we ought not be pointing
fingers at anyone. After
all, who are we to "judge"
anyone else?
Well, as My old minis-
tries professor Dr. Pifer
used to say, "poppycock
and balderdash."
The "love" issue always
ends up being a sad un-
derstanding of the Word
of God and what real
love is.
And then we are left
with those who proclaim
there is "too much bash-

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ing of other groups" from
the pulpit. This usually
means they have a belief
in the term "all paths
lead to God." There usu-
ally is no actual "bash-
ing." Preaching from the
Bible (is there any other
kind of genuine preach-
ing?) means revealing
what it says.
Some come to church
with certain teachings
they picked up along the
way and when confront-
ed with what Scripture
says that directly contra-
dicts their understand-
ing, or worse, gets in
the way of their "feel-
ings" they proclaim it as
"bashing."
In reality, as the Bible
teaches, the Word is a
two edged sword. And
what are swords known
for? Cutting. That's
right! When we are faced
with believing the Bible
versus what we were
taught, we will be cut
by its righteous teach-
ing. We can learn from
it and become more of
what God wants us to
be, or we can sulk, call
the preacher names, and
go to another congrega-

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tion. And if that's not bad
enough, they encourage
others to do the same. In
all likelihood, this pat-
tern of behavior will con-
tinue because the fact
of the matter is: there
is no perfect congrega-
tion. And if there were, as
soon as you or I joined it,
it would become imper-
fect.
Let me now ask
the question that Pi-
late asked the Lord in
John 18:38 "What is
truth?" And the answer
is found in John 17:17
by Jesus Himself in His
prayer for unity to the
Father, "Sanctify them
in the truth; Your word
is truth." Do you see
it? "Your word is truth."
God's holy, infallible
Word-the Bible-is
truth. The truth, the
whole truth, and nothing
but the truth.
What will you do the
next time your "feelings"
come up against the
sword of the Lord? Run
from it? Or give in to it? It
will cut, and it will likely
hurt. But sometimes
that's what it takes to be
made whole.


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March 19, 2011

FLAG
FOOTBALL


Youth football kicks off
at YMCA


Take
Ten


Tranese Boston
Sports
Correspondent



Sports continue

during

spring break

Running and swinging
Spring break vacation may be
coming to a close, however in
sports, the action is never over.
While everyone else is preparing
to ease back into the work week, the
Lake Wales Highlanders girls and
boys track team will be preparing
mentally and physically for this Sat-
urday's track meet in Jacksonville.
The annual Bob Hayes track meet
will take place with high schools
from all over Florida travel near
and far to participate. Former state
champion Octavious Freeman will
be highly anticipated in her events,
creating great competition which
should make for a historical track
meet.
March madness is almost over,
and only one thing comes to mind.
Basketball, the Lake Wales High-
landers boys basketball had a won-
derful season. Most of the boys are
preparing for life after high school,
and many have college in their fore-
cast. The boys ended their outstand-
ing season with a record of (31-3).
Next week school resumes and
Bok Academy will get the ball
rolling with their packed week of
sports, which include flag football
and soccer. Little League likewise
is preparing for their season with
the president of the Little League
baseball team Jim Maggard here in
lake Wales.
When we think of sports most of
us think of traditional sports such
as basketball or tennis. Yet this
young athlete has a different idea of
what his definition of sports is. Troy.
Alston doesn't compete in basket-
ball or tennis; he participates in
competitive stair climbing.
The twenty-four-year-old Troy
Alston began stair climbing last
year. Alston, who has a background
in track and field was quite an ath-
lete. In college he ran the 400-meter
hurdles and the 600-meter race,
Alston is also a four time NAIA na-
tional qualifier and a three time Sun
Conference champion. Having his
solid background in athletics, Alston
said, "I thought it would be a walk in
the park," when referring to his first
attempt at stair climbing.
Alston believes that what first
inspired him to stair climb was the
challenge to try something new
and also the benefit of helping
others. He recalls his first competi-
tion which took place in Orlando,
Florida, it was 25 floors of stairs.
Alston reminisces and laughs.
When he is not competing at stair
climbing, Alston devotes his time to
completing his master's degree in
business at Warner University. He
also divides his time between Lake
Wales and Jacksonville, where he
resides and works. Alston's mother
Helen Alston and Sister Latroia
Arvinger are very supportive of his
ambitions.
Alston desires to be one of the
top climbers in the world, the self
proclaimed "Road Runner" has am-
bitions of one day competing in the
Olympics. His next stair climbing
competition will take place March
26 at the Bank of America towers
in Tampa, Florida. He says his goal
is to complete the 42 stair case 912
steps and beat his previous time
which included 42 floors where he
finished with a time of 5:02.
Alston is fuelled by desire; when
competing he enjoys listening to the
Kanye West song entitled "power."
He shakes his head when recall-
ing his theme song, and prepares
to head west to begin training for
competition. "Life is not a dress
rehearsal so we must perform at our
very best as if it was our last show."
That is all for this week's sports.
Athletes, parents, coaches and fans,
I leave you with a quote: "Champi-
ons aren't made in the gyms. Cham-
pions are made from something
deep inside them a desire, a dream,
a vision."

-Muhammad Ali


Highlanders strut their stuff








PHOTOS BY ED MIGA
Pitcher J. Shafer lobs
a quick throw to the
First baseman George
Kirkland in a pursuit to
tag the runner.


Lake Wales Highlanders PJ Cruz puts his all into this throw to the plate.


Senior Jarred Smith caught the running in a pickle at Wednes-
day's game.


Dudamel no hits Eagles to open Blue Devil Classic


By JROY ROWLAND IV
SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

Lake Wales was a little ten-
der in their starting pitching
as they rode out their initial
rotation pretty hard prior to
entering the Blue Devil Classic
this week in Winter Haven.
Out of ten games to this point
in the season, the starting
rotation which includes Justin
Shafer, Jarred Smith, and
Gerardo Dudamel combined
for five complete games. Du-
damel entered Monday night's
game against George Jenkins,
coming off a flawless seven-
inning game, where he only
gave up one run on seven hits
and struck out six.
And again it was flawless.
Dudamel, came off a four-
inning performance and later
took the loss against Osceola,
used his fastball and chan-
geup to keep the Eagles lineup
off balance. Although the .
highly potent Highlander of-
fensive scored 11 runs just like


that; the high school 10-run
mercy rule took effect. Lake
Wales won 11-0 in five innings
against George Jenkins in its
opening round game on Mon-
day which would later setup a
round two bout with Owasso
Oklahoma on Wednesday
afternoon.
In the first frame, Dudamel
got the first out of the game
on a groundball, a pop-up
to Shafer for the second out,
and the final out came on a
swinging, strikeout to end the
inning.
Lake Wales tacked on two
runs in the bottom half of
the same inning after back to
back hits by Colton Davis and
Smith. Smith later knocked
in Davis, where a batter later.
Zack Calvin's gap shot scored
Smith for the second run. Two
runs on three hits for Lake
Wales gave them an early 2-0
lead after one complete.
Everybody hit and everyone
scored in the next inning, after
Dudamel recorded all three


LW graduate pitches


outs on strikeouts in the top
half. The second inning start-
ed with George Kirkland and
ended with PT Cruz as Lake
Wales poured out five runs
on four hits. Davon Lopez
crushed a single for the first
base hit of the inning, along
wirth Davis, Smith, and Calvin's
se6nid hit of the night.
Dudamel struck out the first
batter of the next frame, and
got the final two out on fly
balls to get Lake Wales back
in the dugout on the offensive
side of the ball where their
final four runs came across in
the third inning. Four walks
and a couple Eagles errors got
the ball rolling for Lake Wales
as no hits were recorded in the
inning.
Orie-two-three went the
Eagles in the fourth, as Cruz
made a great catch to keep the
no-hitter intact for the second
out of the inning right before
a fly ball to right field to end
the inning.
One more time the High-


landers came up to the plate
in the game but were kept off
the board in the bottom half
of the fourth inning.
Top of the fifth inning
proved to be much like the
rest of the game, 1-2-3. But
not before another blooper
that could have fell over the
head of second basemen Cruz,
but another great catch kept
the no-hitter alive. Dudamel
recorded his sixth and seventh
strikeout of the contest on the
first and final out of the game.
With Dudamel's five inning
no-hitter Lake Wales improved
9-2, which set up a semi-final
game against Owasso Okla-
homa. More to come on the
Owasso game, as the game
was too late for the Lake Wales
News deadline. Check back in
next week's edition to see the
outcome of that game. Next
Tuesday night, Lake Wales
opens its second half stint of
the district schedule against
Winter Haven. Game time is
7 p.m.


Register now


awesome double header for some soccer


By MICHAEL L. SETTLE JR.
SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

The Warriors swept a double
header from the Mt. Marty Lanc-
ers, winning game one 8-0 and
game two 5-1.
Game one, Webber took control
early scoring two runs in the first
and never looked back. Lake Wales
High School graduate and fresh-
man Rob Lane threw five innings,
giving up no runs and has become
a star for the Warriors baseball
team.
After the game, Lane told me
"It feels good to have all the hard
work pay off, and I'm just gonna
try to keep doing my thing and
hope it helps this team win now


and in the future." Leading the
way at the plate was Tripp Mer-
rell who was a perfect three-for-
three with a RBI. Carlo Galluccio
also had three hits and two runs
scored. Travis Noland had two
hits with two RBI and three runs
scored.
Game two the Warriors had only
four hits. Taylor Mathis scored two
of the five runs. Danny Bishop
picked up the win throwing two
innings in relief, not allowing a hit
and striking out two.
The Warriors improve to 19-13
on the year and will square off
against Indiana Tech this weekend
in a three game series with game
one set for Friday night with a 7
p.m. start.


-Boys and girls between 4 and 18 can play some soc-
cer on Saturdays through the middle of May in the 3v3
2011 season.
SSignup is currently going on and games started on
MaN 5 and goes through May 14. There is no practice,
just three-on-three games on Saturdays at either Mary
Holland Park in Bartow or at Lake Wales Soccer Park
on Hunt Brothers Rd. in Lake Wales.
It costs $35 for Fall FYSA registered players or $45
for new non-FYSA registered players, and the league
needs a copy of birth certificate.
The game are on smaller fields and there are small
goals. There is no goalie in these games. Teams with
three on each side and three goals win the game. If
there are four players, four goals wins a game. This is
done to keep games competitive, organizers say.
Players can register at the soccer concession stand
at Mary Holland Park, from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday,
March 23rd from 5-6:30 p.m. or online at Bartowsoc-
cerl.com.








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The National MS Soci-
ety Mid Florida Chapter
is looking for families,
corporations, individuals
... anyone who wants to
support their community
and have fun at the same
time to take part in Walk
MS 2011 and Bike MS:
The Citrus Tour 2011.
The events support
those in the community
suffering with Multiple
Sclerosis and fund educa-
tional programs, self-help
groups, research, medical
equipment, loan closets,
transportation, literature,
referrals, information and
advocacy.
On Saturday, March
19, walkers will converge
at Lake Bonny Park in
Lakeland for Walk MS
2011. The goal of a total
of eight walks taking
place throughout greater
Central Florida is to raise
$535,000. Annually, Walk
MS takes place in more
than 600 cities nation-
wide. About $35,000
more than was raised in
2010
Walkers of all skill lev-
els are invited to partici-
pate in this family-friend-
ly event with an option
of eight-tenths of a mile
or 1.3 miles. Interactive
booths and activities are
available before and after
the events.
Following the walk
events, Bike MS: The
Citrus Tour 2011 rolls
out on Saturday and
Sunday, May 14 and 15.
Last year, some 1,500
cyclists peddled their
way throughout Central
Florida to raise more
than $920,000 for MS
research as well as for
comprehensive programs
and services for people
living with MS. This year's
goal is $935,000. The '
event starts at Bcrk Tower
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Gardens in Lake Wales
and finishes day one of
the ride with a celebra-
tion at The Caribe Royale
Hotel in Orlando. On day
two, riders reverse the
route. Teams of all sizes
are invited to participate
in various routes includ-
ing a 50-, 75- or 100-mile
route on Saturday, with
the option of a 75- or
100-mile return route on
Sunday.
While there is no regis-
tration fee to participate
in Walk MS 2011, regis-
tration is required and a
$20 minimum pledge is
requested. To receive a
Walk MS 2011 T-shirt, the
minimum fundraising
amount is $125. Addi-
tional prizes are available
based on funds raised.
Registration for Bike
MS starts at a $35 fee per
participant (with fee in-
creases leading up to the
event date) and requires
a fundraising minimum
of $250 per individual
biker.
To register for Walk
MS 2011 or the virtual
Walk MS 2011 visit www.
midfloridaMSwalks.
org; for Bike MS or to
make a donation or
volunteer, visit http://flc.
nationalmssociety.org or
contact Bill Conway, Mid
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(813) 889-8363.


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Super Sports Flag Football, which is held every Monday in
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March 19, 2011







COMMUNITY CALENDAR and EVENTS


Saturday, March 19
Magic: The Gathering
Cope and explore
another world as we
introduce you to clas-
sic game playing from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Magic:
The Gathering has been
around since the early
90's, with good reason.
It's a fast paced card
game where you rule
your own universe. You're
welcome to bring your


own Magic cards. For
teens and adults, ages 13
and up.
Sunday, March 20
Robert Fleitz on Piano,
Free Concert
At the First Presbyte-
rian Church at 4 p.m. It
is free and open to the
public. Seventeen-year-
old pianist Robert Fleitz
is a young "rising star"
who is currently study-


ing with Julian Martin in
the Pre-College Division
of the Juilliard School.
His program will in-
clude works by Bach,
Beethoven, Debussy, and
Prokofiev.
Free Tae Kwon Do at
Christ's Church
Tae Kwon Move Group
every Sunday night from
7 to 8 p.m. at 2039 State
Road 60 East in the shop-


ping plaza across from
Walmart. Contact Rick
McCoy at (863) 632-
1781 or rlmccoy9383@
wildblue.net for more
information.
Monday, March 21
Lake Wales Demo-
cratic Club
Lake Wales Demo-
cratic Club will be held
Monday March 21, 2011.
The meeting will take


place at the B St. Com-
munity Center, 230 B St.
in downtown Lake Wales,
at 7 p.m. There will be a
presentation regarding
the charter amendments
that will be on the ballot.
For further information
contact Jennifer Nanek
at (863) 678-1807 or
JJaneN@aol.com.
Tween Program
From 4 p.m. 5 p.m. at
the Library. Program for
young people ages 11-12.
Call (863) 678-4004, ext.
224 for information.
Teen Crochet Class
Teens and Tweens,
ages 10 through 19, can
learn to crochet with
library staffer, Dawn
Copple. Dawn instructs,
one-on-one, each Mon-
day afternoon, 4 p.m.
Supplies provided, no


charge for teens. Call
(863) 678-4004, ext. 224.
Hope Hospice Grief
Support Groups
Hope Hospice Grief
Support Groups are free
and available to anyone
in the community who
has experienced the loss
of a loved one. Group
sessions last approxi-
mately one hour and are
moderated by a trained,
professional therapist
from Hope Hospice every
Monday at the First Pres-
byterian Church from
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. For
more information call
(863) 688-4715.


Front row (I to r) Nony Paquette, Sharon Makela, Patty Wallner,
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PHOTO BY NORM STERN


Lake Ashton residents view the art show entries and visit at the
same time.


PHOTO PROVIDED BY ARTHUR GUIDI
Fine Arts judge Freddie Combs gives a critique to Naomi
Paquette.


PHOTO PROVIDED BY NORM STERN
Photography judge Reinier Munguia takes a look at Ed Powers'
work.


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