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of child obesity

Michelle Millions
is mystery murderer

Peace River Folk Fest
scheduled May 14

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Volume 91 Number 36

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Frostproof's Hometown News for more than 85 years

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Frostproof, Polk County Florida 33843

Copyright 2011 Sun Coast Media Group, Inc.

May 4; 2011

Search for new

water source

is expanded

Deep well drilled near

Frostproof won't

be only well needed

A 2,500-foot well.
drilled near Frostproof
isn't going to solve the
area's long-termwater
concerns, at least not as
originally envisioned.
Polk County Utilities
Division Director Gary
Fries told city officials
last month that the new
plan to develop an alter-
native water source calls
for an additional series of
15 wells in a linear line to
run from the current well
site north to near State
Road 60, as well as a wa-
ter treatment plant.
Neither of those items
were in the original plan
which, when completed,
carried an estimated
price tag of some $200

million Fries indicated
several years ago. The
wells would help sup-
ply water to the whole
The current deep well
was drilled just east of
the intersection of Coun-
ty Road 630 and Walk In
Water Road. County of-
ficials were hoping to tap
into the lower Flordan
aquifer, which state offi-
cials could consider as an
alternative water source
since it wasn't tapping
directly into the Upper
Flordan aquifer.
In addition, officials
had hoped that the water
quality at the depth
would be good enough to
not need much addition-
al treatment. However,
that now appears not to
be the case.

Fries said elevated
levels 6f sulfite and chlo-
ride mean that a water
treatment plant is now
part of the plan. That
would be located close to
the northern end of the
project area, near State
Road 60.
Each of the smaller.
wells would pump about
two million gallons of
water a day, or about 30
million daily gallons if
the project ever comes to
It is one of several
initiatives being looked
at by the county.
"All of this is very long
term, I want to stress
that," Fries said. "This
is not tomorrow. This is
not in 10 years. This is

Frostproof facing reservoir repair issue

Frostproof will most,
likely have to include
an expensive reservoir
repair when it crafts a
2011-12 budget later this
City Public Works Di-
rector James Keene told
city council members

Monday night that he
and Mayor Kay Hutzel-
man recently traveled
to Wauchula to watch
repair work being done
there, in anticipation
of Frostproof's needed'
Keene said the actual
cost of repairs to the. cov-
ered reservoir near the
city's fire station could

run from about $48,000
to as high as $120,000.
He was hoping to get
the work done as part of
the city's current budget
cycle, but the funding
was not available. After a
2008 inspection, offi-
cials said reservoir work
would be needed within
the next five year, Keene

Like Frostproof, Wau-
chula's reservoir is also
made of concrete.
"We went right down
in the reservoir and
watched the process,"
Keene said. He said the
only part they haven't
observed first hand was
the final installation of a
sealer. "It was very inter-
esting to get to see it."

"I think what we were
impressed with was the
thoroughness of the proj-
ect," Hutzelman added.
"They had some (spots)
that were in pretty bad
shape too. There were
some holes and rebar
showing through and
things like that, things
that we're concerned

Hutzelman did warn,
however, that there are
at least two more bidders
that would have to be
looked at before any final
decision to move ahead
can be made.
Keene said he may
ask potential bidders
to come in an make a
presentation to council
members as well.

Frostproof officials
will hold its own police
memorial event Friday
morning, after attending
a county-wide event the
previous day.
Several years ago, the
city established a special
police memorial near the
current city hall. A spot
near the former police
station on the east side of
Wall Street had become
overgrown when the sta-
tion was no longer in use.
At that time, Frostproof
officials created a new
memorial spot, which
includes a fountain and
benches. at the east end
of city hall on First Street.
Local officials will
gather Friday at 9 a.m. to
observe the occasion, and
lay a memorial wreath
at that time. The city has
lost two officers in the

Officer Johnny B. Smith
line of duty, David McCall
and Johnny B. Smith.
McCall was shot and
killed in 1981 as he
responded to a silent
alarm at a local bank. As
he exited his vehicle he
was confronted by two
suspects who opened fire,
striking him in the head.
Smith was killed in 1990
in a traffic crash while on

Officer Davis McCall
In observance of Na-
tional Police Week, May
15-21, the Fraternal Order
of Police Polk County
Lodge No. 46 and the
Polk County Law Enforce-
ment Memorial Fund will
conduct the 24th Annual
Polk County Peace Of-
ficers' Memorial Service
on Thursday at 10 a.m.


Frostproof's Project
Graduation effort got
another financial boost
recently when.two more
seniors signed on with
sponsors for their June 7
Char'Nise L. Cobb, a
senior at Frostproof Mid-
dle-Senior High School,
was recently presented a
$100 sponsorship check
for Project Graduation by
her uncle Thomas and
aunt Yolanda from the
Thomas Gordon Founda-
Char'Nise is the
daughter of Charlotte
Maloy and Ricky Cobb.
She is the senior class
secretary and has been a
junior varsity and varsity
cheerleader serving as
junior captain during her
junior year. She has also
been a member of the Ju-

Char'Nise L. Cobb,was recently presented a $100 sponsorship
check for Project Graduation by her Uncle Thomas and Aunt
Yolanda from the Thomas Gordon Foundation.

nior and National Honor
Throughout her high
school years she has
been involved in Fu-
ture Business Leaders
of America, Fellowship
of Christian Athletes,

Student Council, Teen
Trendsetters, STRUT Step
Team, and DSR Youth at
South Lake Wales Church
of God.
Her future plans are

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Sports........................... ...........1B
Obituaries............................ 5B

The Frostproof News
P.O. Box 67
Frostproof, Florida 33843
863-635-2171 E-mail:

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the Day
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Bulldogs hit the

football field

The calendar may say its baseball season, but at Frostproof High School, the calendar has '
already flipped to the football season with the start of spring practices Monday. This will be'
the second year for Coach Price Harris, who guided the club to a 5-5 record last year, high-
lighted by season-ending upset of Fort Meade. Because of division realignment, this fall's
clash against the Miners will be a league game. The Bulldogs will play their spring game at
the end of the month, on Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m.

City will hold police

memorial event Friday

Cobb, McMillan get

Project Grad support


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at news@frostproofnews.
net or mail it to Frost-
proof News, 14 W Wall St.,
Frostproof, FL 33843.

Saturday, May 7

Cinco de Mayo Cel-
At this historic Depot
from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Free admission. Ven-
dors, food, kids games,
dancing and more as
Frostproof celebrates
its Hispanic communi-

ties heritage of Cinco de

Tuesday May 10
Monthly Community
Prayer Day
City Hall American
Legion Post 95 Memorial

Auditorium, 12:10 p.m.
Free and open to the

Monday, May 16
City Council meeting
The Frostproof city
council will hold a regu-

larly scheduled meeting
at 6 p.m. in city hall.

Thursday, May 19
Chamber After Hours
The community is in-
vited to attend a special
Frostproof Chamber

Business After Hours
Events. East Wall Street
will be closed, and cham-
ber members will be
invited to visit different
booths and displays that
will be set up by chamber
members. Refreshments
will be served. Free.

Alexander helps break budget stalemate

News Service Florida

Setting the stage for a
timely ending of ses-
sion, House and Sen-
ate conferees including
JD ALexander early
Tuesday reached a deal
on the state's $68 bil-
liorf spending plan that
includes $308 million in
tax breaks, and no cuts
to the state's Medically
Needy program or sub-
stance abuse efforts.
In what Gov. Rick

Scott called "a great first
step" and a "huge win"
for business owners,
the plan will take some
businesses off the cor-
porate tax rolls. Though
that falls far short of the
tax rate cut he wanted,
Scott pledged that he
will continue to push for
more, and said getting
a reduced version was
"part of the legislative
"The House and Sen-
ate budget committees
have produced a bud-

get that meets my core
principles," Scott said in
a post-Cabinet availabil-
ity with reporters. "The
business tax cut is a huge
win for business own-
ers in Florida. It's a great
first step toward phasing
out the business tax over
seven years."
Legislative budget
chiefs, including Sena-
tor Alexander and Rep.
Denise Grimsley an-
nounced the pact Tues-
day morning after nearly
all-night negotiations

between the chambers to
bring the budget in for a
landing, a difficult task as
they faced a $3.8 billion
"This has been a
remarkable year for all
the wrong reasons," said
Senate President Mike
Haridopolos, R-Merritt
Island, told members
following the budget an-
The last major sticking
point was in the health
and human services ,

area, but several issues
came together on that
to greatly reduce the
likelihood of an overtime
Alexander also told re-
porters Tuesday morning
that an agreement was at
hand over expanding the
use of managed care to
serve the state's two mil-
lion Medicaid recipients.
The budget deal in-
cludes a total of almost
$700 million in Medicaid
rate cuts for hospitals

and nursing homes. Of
that, hospitals took a
$510 million hit, as they
absorbed a 12 percent
But lawmakers spared
some other big ticket
programs from cuts,
including adult mental
health and substance
abuse treatment and
the Medically Needy
program, which serves
people who have debili-
tating illnesses but don't
qualify for Medicaid.

Final 'churn' plans in place

Sen. J.D. Alexander, R-Lake Wales addresses the senate about the budget during session on
Monday, May 2, in Tallahassee.

Churning on the River Ice Cream
Churn-off will take place on Saturday,
May 14, at the Peace River Folk Festival
in Fort Meade at the Outdoor Recre-
ation Area on US 98 E.
Participants may call the Fort Meade
Chamber of Commerce at 863/285-
8253 for the free registration. Catego-
ries include vanilla, chocolate, fruit,
nut, and most unusual. There is also a
category for the most unusual churning
device, as well.
Competition begins at 2 p.m. in the
large pavilion and judging will begin at
4 p.m.
Adults may buy judging rights for $5
to taste all of the entries and cast their
votes. Ice cream will go on sale by the
participants after the judging. Winners
will be announced at the stage at 4:30
Peace River Folk Festival begins
Thursday night at 6 p.m. with BBQ
& Jammin'. Barbecue dinners will be

sold for $7 and no admission charge to
spend a couple of hours enjoying music
and singing by anyone wanting to par-
ticipate around the stage.
Friday, May 13, will have a Praise
Dance and Singing Night from 6 to 8
Saturday will be filled with entertain-
ment on stage, cultural exhibits, and
, food vendors reflecting on the heritage
of Central Florida.
A re-enactment of the Civil War Battle
of Bowlegs Creek will take place at 1:30
p.m. following a Ladies' Tea at noon.
"Orpheum Circut", a barbershop quar-
tet from the award winning harbor City
Harmonizers barbershop chorus out
of Melbourne will take to the pavillion
stage at 2:30 p.m.
The Ball will be held at 6 p.m. with
Mustang Sally playing for the contra
Gone South Band will entertain from
7 to 8 p.m.



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Dismantling DCA is a step backward

In the early years of the 20th
century, Florida was rife with real
estate speculators, who found
fast and easy money selling the
state off in chunks.
Land was nothing more than a
cheap commodity, and the state
stood by helplessly as it hap-
pened, seemingly without a voice
in its own future.
Many hucksters sold tracts
within roadless 'subdivisions'
that offered nothing but future
problems for the buyers.
The only access to the lots
would be across the property of
others. Residents moved into iso-
lated rural areas, and waited for
government services to arrive.
While unscrupulous individuals
bought and sold, new residents
and visitors eagerly snapped up
their own slices of paradise with-
out regard to the future costs to
state and local governments.
Florida quickly developed a
reputation as a lawless frontier

where worthless swampland
was foisted on the unsuspecting,
without rules or regulations.
The cost of providing law
enforcement, fire protection,
schools.and other services was
dumped largely on the tax bills
of property owners in orderly
It took the collective wisdom of
several generations of leaders to
bring a semblance of order to the
development of the state.

Their hard work and compro-
mise gradually brought order
and balance to the development
Growth management laws
required local governments to
plan ahead to pay for future
development, and set aside land
for parks, money for roads, and
water resources for everyone.
Floridians had hope that not

every mile of beachfront would
sport high-rise condos, and that.
their tax bills would not include
jaw-dropping fees for services to
new development.
Now comes a new and reckless
generation of leaders to Tallahas-
see. Lacking the wisdom of their
elders, they see quick money to
be made by deregulating.
With the enthusiasm of the
naive or greedy, they are working
to destroy the authority of the
Florida Department of Commu-
nity Affairs.
In a 'fox for the henhouse'
move, Governor Rick Scott first
appointed development indus-
try leaders to oversee the broad
planning powers of the DCA.
Now the Legislature is incorpo-
rating the virtual dissolution of
agency authority into the state
Deregulation of everything may
sound like a good idea, especially
when cloaked in the language of

new jobs. The reality is that Flori-
da jobs weren't lost to regulation,
but rather the lack of regulation
in speculative lending practices.
Our economy suffered along with
that of the rest of the nation from
limitless speculation. -Inviting
more is the height of foolishness.
The move to dismantle DCA is
especially destructive when cou-
pled with the legislature's efforts
to shift the burden of assessing
environmental impacts from the
developer to the neighboring
property owners.
Such costs, and the proof of
safety, should be proven before
development proceeds, and not
require opponents to pay to
prove that damage will result.
While a return to the wild days
of yore may seem like a great
idea to powerful lobbying groups
with cash for campaigns, it is a
huge step backwards for Florida,
and a retreat from a reasoned ap-
proach to growth.

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Drop case against
I have followed the on- force for her arrest and
going ruckus between the serving of a search war-
atheists and officialdom rant was totally unneces-
in the matter of prayer at sary. The grounds for her
public meetings (particu- arrest were flimsy, as has
larly as regards invoca- been noted.
tions prior to school The storm trooper
board meetings), as well dismantling of her home's
as the government's case interior was deplorable.
against the atheist group's These actions reeked of
legal counsel, EllenBeth intimidation and retalia-
Wachs. tion. Official contentions
My view of God is' notwithstanding, the
diametrically opposed to government went after
that of the atheists. They somebody it didn't like -
may have their say now, because it could.
but one day God will have The editor (April 30)
His say. was right: Drop the case.
Yet the atheists have a Better: drop the case;
point, and they should be publicly apologize; make
allowed to make it in restitution. And hold to
a proper, civil manner. account those respon-
Meanwhile, the school sible for this miscarriage
board seems to have of justice. -
missed a point. As to the matter of in-
First, as regards the vocations at school board
atheist's legal counsel, meetings: Why is it that
Ms. Wachs: The show of the school board insists

on having invocations
offered at its meetings
Nowadays, as far as I
can tell, it is not the norm
in schools the board
is elected to oversee
to begin the day with
school-wide public prayer
to God or to pray to God
publicly in any classroom
or even to acknowledge
or extol the name of God
publicly (except maybe in
the pledge of allegiance
to the flag).
The God of the Bible
has long since been of-
ficially pushed out of the
So, is it likely, then, that
invoking God will garner
His blessing upon secular
deliberations in public
school matters? I think
Frank J. Schlichter

Commission health vote shameful

Shame on County Com-
missioner Bob English
for bypassing the people
of Polk County and the
Health Care Oversite
Committee. Last week I
attended the last meeting
and couldn't believe what
I heard.
Where was he when the
county commissioners in
2004 gave the half-cent
sales tax no chance to
pass and in fact told us
no money was coming to
help it get it passed and
now he's proposed using
some $6 million to pay
the federal Medicaid bill
the county owes.
This passed by having a'
1:30 public hearing most
people could not attend
this meeting and they
knew it. Since the citizens
of Polk passed it with

a majority vote "word-
ing" that said the money
would be spent for a
specific purpose and the
oversite committee would
be given the chance to
look at any changes or
I don't think this is legal
for the county to change
the wording on some-
thing the whole county
voted for!
Doesn't that vote have
any meaning to the
county commissioners?
It takes guts to suggest
that if they didn't get this
wording changed April
26 they would have to cut
social services in order to
get the bill paid.
So anytime they want
to raid this fund they
just have a vote and they
could change the rules

to use $28 million to take
care of the jail inmate
health care? That's what
it sounds like to me and
a lot of other voters, too.
It takes leadership to get
vision for the county. He
stated that the money
wasn't being spent right
and he hit the nail on the
head because I didn't vote
for him to spend like he
is spending it. People, we
need to make sure when
re-election of the county
commissioners in 2012
occurs that we investigate
the votes of the past. If
we don't we might as well
not vote, just change the
wording and let them in
without a vote, because
that's what they did to the
Health Care Plan.
Ron Martin
Fort Meade

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Wednesday, May 4
Relaxation Yoga
This twice-weekly class
is led by a Certified Yoga
Instructor each Monday
and Wednesday, 5:30
to 6:45 p.m. in the Lake
Wales Public Library's
Meeting Room. Wear
loose-fitting clothing and
bring water if desired.
Class fees are $10 per
week, $32 for 4 weeks
or $60 for 8 weeks of
instruction. (All fees are
collected by the City of
Lake Wales Recreation
Department). Class
fees should be paid at
the City of Lake Wales
Cashier's Office, 201
West Central Avenue, LW.
Cash, checks or major
credit cards are accepted.
Fees may be paid by cash
or check at the class.
Credit cards are only
accepted at Cashier's
Office. Call the LW Public
Library for payment or
location information, '
863-678-4004, ext. 221.

Thursday, May 5
Unity in Community
At B Street Center, Lake
Wales. The First Thurs-
day of every month. call
679-8091 for details

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
ParkAve. Contact: Leland

Ministries 863-533-1675
for more information.

Friday, May 6
Hillcrest Carnival
Calling all Hawks!
Hillcrest Elementary will
host its Spring Carnival
from 4-8 p.m. The fun
event will include a va-
riety of outside activities
including game booths
with prizes; arts and
crafts; bounce houses;
dunk tank; cake walk;
face painting; and other
surprises. A $12 armband
provides admission to all
outside activities; chil-
dren ages 2 and younger
are free. Food and drinks
also will be available
for purchase during the

Open Knitting and
crochet group
Knitters and crocheters
of all experience levels
gather at Lake Wales
every Friday for an
hour starting at 5:30 p.mn.
It is free and welcome
to all fiber crafters with
some experience, very
little instruction is pro-
vided. Call 678-4004 ext.
224 for details.

Saturday, May 7
Antiques Arts & Oddi-
ties in Downtown Lake
The folks from It's
Happening Downtown
have a very special day
lined up with special
events and activities for

the whole family. Cover-
age of the event can be
viewed on the Lake Wales
Main Street website,
street.com. Just click on
the Virtual Tour tab and
watch the It's Happening
Downtown video to get a
sample of what you can
expect. But, while this
event is held on the first
Saturday of every month
in the Market Place, it's
never the same twice.
Location Marketplace in
Downtown Lake Wales
Contact: It's Hap-
pening Downtown at
863-528-3188 or 863-604-
2800 for details or vendor

Sunday, May 8
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
shopping plaza across
from Walmart. Contact
Rick McCoy at 863-632-
1781 or rlmccoy9383@
wildblue.net for more

Monday, May 9
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 an are
moderated by a trained,

professional therapist
from Hope Hospice every
Monday at the Library
from 10:30 a.m. to 12
p.m. For more informa-
tion call 863-688-4715.

Relaxation Yoga
This twice-weekly class
is led by a Certified Yoga
Instructor each Monday
and Wednesday, 5:30
to 6:45 p.m. in the Lake
Wales Public Library's
Meeting Room. Wear
loose-fitting clothing and
bring water if desired.
Class fees are $10 per
week, $32 for 4 weeks
or $60 for 8 weeks of
instruction. (All fees are
collected by the City of
Lake Wales Recreation
Class fees should be
paid at the City of Lake
Wales Cashier's Office,
201 West Central Av-
enue, LW. Cash, checks
or major credit cards are
accepted. Fees may be
paid by cash or check at
the class. Credit cards
are only accepted at
Cashier's Office. Call the
LW Public Library for
payment or location in-
formation, 863-678-4004,
ext. 221.

Tuesday, May 10
Chess for Kids
Play chess with a chess
coach from 11:30 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. Drop-in games
and instruction available
each Saturday morning,
11:30am until last chess
player completes game.

Children through middle
school. 863-678-4004

Library Babies
Library Babies is for
infants through walkers.
Music, stories and fun
for little ones and their
caregivers. Call 678-4004
for information.

Wiggles & Giggles Tod-
dler Story Time
Wiggles & Giggles is
for walkers through age
3. Music, stories, finger-
plays and fun for little
ones and their caregiv-
ers from 11 to 11:30 a.m.

LWMC to Offer Free
Blood Pressure Screen-
As part of its Live Well!
program, Lake Wales
Medical Center will of-
fer free blood pressure
screenings on Tuesday,
April 27, from 9 to 11
a.m. The screenings will
be offered in Room 201
of the Hunt Building at
the hospital, 410 S. 11th
Appointments are not
necessary. About one in
three adults in the U.S.
have high blood pres-
sure. High blood pressure
usually has no symp-
toms, and people, can
have it without knowing
it. Left untreated, it can
damage the heart, blood
vessels, kidneys and
other organs. For more
information, please call

Veteran's Mobile Out-
reach Clinic
Every second and
fourth Tuesday of the
month at 201 W. Central
Avenue, the Municipal
building, from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m.

Cameos Memoirs Writ-
ing Group
From 2 p.m. 3 p.m. At.
the Library. This group
meets monthly to discuss
and critique memoirs of
members. This is a free
and open group, it is not
a classroom or workshop

Photography Club at
Lake Wales Senior Center
The club has no dues
but requests a small
donation to help de-
fray costs to the Senior
Center. Everyone with
an interest in photog-
raphy is welcome, from .
the absolute begin-
ner to the professional
photographer. The club
has a monthly photo
assignment and entries
are posted at the.Senior
Center throughout the
The photos are judged
by a non-member and
ribbons are awarded for
1st, 2nd, 3rd place and
honorable mention. Field
trips are planned for fall
and the club is seeking
guest speakers. Contact
: For more information
contact Judy at (863) 696-

Lake Wales Library to host many May events

The Lake Wales Library
would like to thank
everyone who responded
to last week's call to ac-
tion regarding the State
Budget and Funding for
Florida's Libraries. "The
budget chairs heard your
concerns," said Librarian
Tina Peak.
"This morning funding
for Florida's State Aid to
Libraries was restored
to $21.3 million. This
level of funding qualifies
Florida for federal fund-
ing and literally saves
libraries in rural Florida
Please send your
thanks to Lake Wales'
own, Senator J.D. Alex-
ander. Senator Alexander
is the Senate's Budget

This year's budget has
been difficult for all con-
cerned. We appreciate his
leadership for Florida's
libraries." Senator Al-
exander's email address
is alexander.jd.web@
May Events for Adults
at the Library include:
1st Thursday of each
month Thursday, May
5 4 p.m. Alzheimer's
Assoc. Caregiver's Train-
ing Group
. 2nd Tuesday of each
month Tuesday, May
10 2 p.m. Cameos
Memoirs Writing Support
2nd Saturday of each
month, Saturday, May
14 10 a.m. MidFlorida

Scribes Writer's Support
3rd Tuesday of each
month, Tuesday, May
17 5:30 p.m. Ridge
Computer User's Group
3rd Thursday of each
month, Thursday, May
17 10 a.m. 3 p.m. -
Central Florida Speech &
Hearing Center Ampli-
fied Phones Distribution
4th Monday of each
month, Monday, May 23
- 1 p.m. Alzheimer's As-
soc. Caregiver's Support
4th Tuesday of each
month, Tuesday, May
24 6 p.m. Night Owls
Book Discussion Group -
May title "Unaccustomed
Earth" by Jumpa Lahiri

4th Thursday of each
month, Thursday, May
26 11 a.m. Inspired
Mornings Book Discus-
sion Group May title
"Every Secret Thing" by
Ann Tatlock
May Special Events &
May 6 Fridays 5:30
to 7 p.m. 3-Week -
Intermediate Crochet
Class- May 6, 13 and 20
- $20 per person limited
number of seats call
678-4004, ext. 224 to reg-
ister & for supply list.
May 6th Fridays -
5:30 to 7 p.m. 3-Week
- Intermediate Knitting
Class May 6, 13 and 20
- $20 per person limited
number of seats call
678-4004, ext. 224 to reg-

ister & for supply list.
May 7th Saturday, 9
a.m. 4 p.m. Mindful-
ness Meditation Semi-
nar Sponsored by the
Lakeland Sangha.,
May 18 -10 a.m. to 12
p.m. Downloadables
and Databases Class -
Library's Meeting Room
- $5 registration fee, call
678-4004 to register and
for information.
May 24 2 p.m. Com-
puter 101 Computer
Basics for beginner's -
May class, is full reserve
a space in future classes
by calling 678-4004, press
0 $5 registration fee due
at registration
Summer Youth Pro-
grams begin next month.
If your business or orga-

nization has prizes, give-
aways or donations that
will help our summer fun
for kids and teens please
call KaraWiseman, 678-
4004, ext. 224.
For a complete calen-
dar of Library events, vis-
it www.cityoflakewales.
com/library and click on
the calendar link, or call
678-4004 for information
on any of our programs
and events.
Remember, your
library membership
is honored at all Polk
County Library Coopera-
tive site, www.mypclc.
org and Polk County
residents have free home
delivery service through
the B-Mail program,

Independence Day


The City of Lake Wales
will host an Indepen-
dence Day Celebration
on Monday July 4th from
2 p.m. 9 p.m., when
the fireworks begin on
the shores of Lake Wailes.
Music will be provided by
Parties by Robert; there

will be games, pony rides,
face painting, food, and
much more. Kidz Zone
from the First Assembly
of God Church will also
be there. Vendor spaces
are available for $30.
For more information,
contact Jennifer Nanek at

863-678-4182, ext. 270 or '


Watson Clinic is Proud to, G

Lake of the Hills invites the community to its 97th season finale dinner.

Lake of the Hills Community

Club 97th Season Finale

Lake of the Hills Com-
munity Club will hold its
97th season finale cov-
ered dish dinner program
Thursday, May 19, at
6:15 p.m. at the historic
clubhouse at 47 East
Starr Ave.
The Master of Ceremo-
nies for the program, en-
titled "Life on the Lighter
Side," will be Richard
Truman who is known
for his repertoire of jokes.
Members and guests are
invited to bring silly sto-

ries, photos, objects and
jokes to share.
Additionally, special
awards and a birthday
cake, prepared by Marlis
Glamann, will be pre-
sented to three of the
club's celebrities: Hilda
Tanner (storyteller),
Charlie Stango (folk art-
ist), and Homer Wick-
man (musician).on the
occasion of their 91st
The host committee
will be headed by Stella

Yeaw, head chef, who
will prepare the entree e
and decorate the hall.
Members and guests are
asked to bring a covered
dish and to bring a non-
perishable food donation
for the Lake Wales Care
This event is open to
the public. For informa-
tion and directions call
Johanna Buscher at 676-
4854 or Edward Esteve at

Located directly adjacent to Bartow Regional Medical
Center, Watson Clinic Bartow delivers healthcare
services from an exceptional team of board-certified
family medicine physicians, a pediatric cardiologist, an
A, endocrinologist, highly trained nurses and assistants.

The Watson Clinic Bartow office is now offering
expanded hours on Fridays with appointment availability until 4 pm.
Annual Wellness Visits for Medicare Patients and walk-ins welcome!

Call 863-680-7190 to schedule your appointment today!

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May 4, 2011

Agriculture courses offered at PSC

It's time to register for agricultural
occupational courses at Polk State Col-
lege Corporate College.

Below is a listing of the offerings:

Overview of Agriculture Occupational
Regulations and Safety Resources
Introduction to hazards and injuries
associated with Agricultural Opera-
tions. Explanation of the OSHA Gener-
al Duty Clause, occupational standards,
applicable to Agriculture, the Florida
Worker Protection Act and resource
information and programs.
Course Number and Reference: To
Be Announced
When: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 8 a.m.
- 11:45 a.m.
Where: Haines City Citrus Growers:
#8 Railroad Ave; Haines City, Florida
Cost: $25.00 per person
For Registration information go to:
nent/ content/category/45?layout=blog
or call 863-669-2326 and or 863-514-

Florida Dept. of Agriculture Food
Defense Course Sharing Informa-
tion and Intelligence Related to Food
Importation and Transportation
Sharing Information and Intelligence
Related to Food Importation and Trans-
portation A 1-day course designed
to prepare participants to utilize and '

implement effective sharing of infor-
mation and intelligence to enhance
food safety and defense related to
food importation and transportation.
It is targeted towards Law Enforce-
ment, state Fusion Center personnel,
emergency managers and responders,
agricultural extension, public health,
food and agriculture professionals,
Transportation industry, and federal,
state, local, tribal and regional officials.
This training has been approved for
7.5 CEUs for Certified Environmental
Health Professionals.
To register for one of the MGT/PER
courses listed or to get more detailed
information on these courses, click on
the following link: http://flsart.org/
When: Thursday, May 26, 2011 8
. a.m. 4:45pm
Where: Polk State College, 999
Avenue H NE, Winter Haven, Florida
33881 1
WST 126 Student Center
Cost: $.00 per person

General Agricultural
Equipment Safety
Guarding of machinery and farm
equipment: Roll Over Protective Sys-
tems (ROPS) and Power Take Off (PTO)
Course Number and Reference: To
Be Announced
When: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 8
a.m. 11:45 a.m.

Where: Polk State College JD Alexan-
der Center; Room 102
152 E. Central Avenue, Lake Wales, Fl.
Cost: $25.00 per person
For Registration information go to:
corn/ component/ content/
Or call 863-669-2326 and or 863-514-

SAgricultural Equipment on Roadways

Safety requirements for agricultural
equipment on public roadways and
right of ways.
Course Number and Reference: To
Be Announced
When: June 7, 2011 8 a.m. 11:45
Where: Polk State College JD Alexan-
der Center; Room 102
152 E. Central Avenue, Lake Wales, Fl.
Cost: $ 45.00 per person
For Registration Information go to:
Or call 863-669-2326 and or 863-514-

DOT Hazardous Materials
For DOT Regulation HM 126F
Mandatory training for employees
involved in vehicle operation, pack-

aging, and preparation of shipping
documents associated with hazardous
materials transportation.
Course Number and Reference: To
Be Announced
When: Thursday, June 9, 2011 8
a.m. 4:45 p.m.
Where: Safety Solutions & Supply
Training Center; 2651 Sate Rd 60; W.
Bartow, Fl. 33830
Cost: $65.00 per person
For Registration Information go to:
nent/ content/category/45?layout=blog
Or call 863-669-2326 and or 863-514-

Agriculture Respiratory
Protection Programs
Respiratory protection program ele-
ments and explanation of respiratory
Course Number and Reference: To
Be Announced
When: Thursday, June 16th, 2011
Where: Safety Solutions & Supply
Training Center; 2651 Sate Rd 60; W.
Bartow, Fl. 33830
Cost: $.65.00 per person
For Registration information go to:
com/ component/content/
Or call 863-669-2326 and or 863-514-

Lake Wales residents qualify

for State FFA event

Harley Byrd and Spen-
cer Maldonado, Lake
Wales residents attending
Dundee Ridge Middle,
are part of a Dundee
Ridge team qualifying for
a state FFA competition
in Orlando in June. FFA,
formerly known as Future
Farmers of America, is a

national organization that
develops student leader-
ship, personal growth and
career success through
agriculture education.
Harley and Spencer,
both eighth graders, are
FFA officers at Dundee
Ridge and the school's
officer team won a local

FFA competition that
involves officers follow-
ing specific procedures
and protocols to open
and close a FFA meeting.
The competition involves
the officers speaking,
presenting and follow-
ing specific and detailed
responsibilities to open

and close the meeting
properly. Dundee Ridge's
eight-member officer
team, including Harley
and Spencer, are quali-
fied for the upcoming FFA
state competition in the
same event by virtue of
winning the local compe-

' Lake Wales Arts Council

announces Festival winners

On Saturday and Sun-
day, April 30 and May 1,
2011, 31 local students
took part in Lake Wales
Arts Council's 9th Marilyn
Newell Annual Youth Mu-
sic Festival. Competition
for the Junior Division
(students aged 11-14)
took place on Saturday
morning with the Senior
Division (students aged
15-18) competing in
the afternoon. Students
competed in the areas of
Voice, Piano and Instru-
mental and prizes were
given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
place in each of the divi-
sions. In addition to the
division prizes, one junior
division competitor won
an Exceptional Perfor-
mance Award and one
senior competitor won an
Exceptional Performance
Award. The winners were
announced to a stand-
ing room only audience,
at the awards ceremony,

concert and reception
on May 1. Each of the
winners performed one of
their competition selec-
tions. The following is the
list of winners:
Junior Division:
1st TyAndress-Tar-
2nd Isaac Wine Fla-
menco; Manzhen Chen
- Prelude-Bach

1st Abby Adeyemo -
2nd Rebekah Little -
Caro mio ben
3rd Youseline Moore -

1st Evan Budd El
2nd Logan Nations -
3rd Kaman Bipat-
The Victor-Endressen

Exceptional Perfor-
mance Award: Evan Budd
- Sunburst

Senior Division
1st Tabitha Wine -
2nd Matthew Oliver
- Barber Ballade
3rd Heidi Little -

1st Bradley Berry -
Vergine tutto more
2nd Heidi Little -
S'ebben crudele

1st Audra Thielen -
2nd Rachel Harris -
3rd Austin Hicks -

Exceptional Perfor-
mance Award: Audra


The 9th Annual Mari-
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Festival was generously
sponsored by AtlanticBlue
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Beginning May 4, 2011
and throughout the sum-
mer months First Baptist
Church is offering a study
of World Religions and
Cults that is open to the
public on Wednesday
The study is entitled
"What the Difference?"
and begins at 6:15 p.m.
each Wednesday. It will
be conducted in the
Fellowship Hall at First
Baptist Church which
can be best accessed
by parking in the lot on
Tillman St. and entering
on the south side of the
main building. The study

will incorporate DVD
elements and be led by
Senior Pastor, Dr. Scott
Markley, as well as other
instructors on particular
dates. After an Introduc-
tory Session on May 4
the study will progress
through Hinduism, Bud-
dhism, and later into
These and other belief
systems will be com-
pared and contrasted to
biblical Christianity and
is intended to facilitate
greater understanding.
All in the community are
welcome to attend these
informative sessions.

May Antiques, Art, and

Oddities event cancelled

due to renovations

Due to the renova-
tions in the Market
Place, Antiques, Art,
and Oddities will not
be held at its usual
time on May 7, 2011.
This downtown event,
now in its fourth
year, usually held the
first Saturday of each
month, brings back the
nostalgia of an old-
fashioned downtown
market with lots of an-
tique dealers, artisans,
as well as unusual ven-
dors that are difficult to
Booth space for
Antiques, Art and
Oddities is $15 for each
10 x 10 ft. area. Tables
are available for an ad-
ditional fee. Interested
vendors should contact
It's Happening Down-

town at (863) 528-3188
or (863) 604-2800.
The Lake Wales Care
Center will still hold
their Antique Extrava-
ganza at their location
in the Toy World Coffee
House, 245 E Park
Ave, from 8 a.m. to 2
p.m., with lots of great
It's Happening
Downtown is a group
of merchants and busi-
ness people dedicated
to the enhancement
and improvement of
the business environ-
ment in our historic
downtown area. This
month's event is co-
sponsored by The Lake
Wales Care Center,
Steedley's Embroidery
& Screenprinting, and
Lake Wales Main Street.


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Gospel concerts to help tornado victims

Polk County's Red Cross

executive going to Alabama to help others in effort


Polk County is out to
help the victims of the
devastating tornadoes
that swept through
Alabama last week ---
tornadoes that swept
through parts of Alabama
and Mississippi rang-
ing in speed from 145
to 205 miles per hour,
killing more than 300
people, and destroying
thousands of houses and
the lives of those who
Such was the destruc-
tion wrought that during
his tour of the area after
the tornadoes struck on
the afternoon of April 27,
President Barack Obama
said he had "never seen
devastation like this." He
told Alabama residents,
"We're going to make
sure you're not forgot-
That message struck a
chord --- a musical chord
with Polk County resi-
dent Richard Smith, who
organizes local gospel
music concerts. Smith,
who went to elementary
school in Concord, Ala.,
and still has dozens of
relatives in the tornado-
struck areas, has orga-
nized benefit shows this
month to help victims

"I wanted to go, but
my wife just really didn't
want me to go there," he
said. "I figured we can
do a couple of benefits
and see if we can do any
Smith said he's trying
to get anybody to come
out and help the vic-
tims, many of whom lost
everything they own and
don't even have places
to live.
One of those is his
82-year-old aunt who
lives in Concord, a small
town outside Birming-
ham. It took him more
than a week to find out
whether she survived.
She did, he said, adding
that though her house is
miraculously still stand-
ing, it is not habitable.
"The house is not liv-
able," he said. "Oak trees
fell on the roof. The rest
of the neighborhood....
well, it's just gone. It's re-
ally horrific."
He recounted the ef-
fort trying to learn her
fate. He found out she
survived the storm by
contacting another aunt
who lived in a nearby
county.. That aunt went
to Concord to find that
Smith's 82-year-old aunt
living with friends who
rescued her the day of
the storm. He said he

still hasn't talked

Jacqueline Wilson picks through the remains of her r
tornado-ravaged home in Tuscaloosa, Ala. April 29. G
lines, looting and the discovery of smashed heirloom
survivors' energy Friday around cities shattered by tl
liest tornado outbreak in nearly four decades.

People sit in the doorway of a destroyed home in the Cedar Crest neighborhood, surro
debris after an April 28 tornado ripped through Tuscaloosa, Ala.

because no one outside
of Alabama knows how
to get in touch with her.
The tornadoes that
ripped through the South
at the end of the April
were so bad, Smith said,
his brother told him
that mail found on the
ground in Concord was
supposed to be in Tusca-
The damage was so
devastating that when
Smith looks at pictures
of it, he said it just makes
him break down and cry.

d to her Others barely escape
with their lives
Elsewhere In Concord,
Randy Guyton's family
got a phone call from a
friend warning them to
take cover. They rushed
to the basement ga-
rage, piled into a Honda
Ridgeline (a mid-size
sports utility vehicle)
and listened to the roar
as the twister devoured
the house in seconds.
Afterward, they could
see outside through the
shards of their home and
scrambled out.
"The whole house
caved in on top of that
car," he said. "Other than
my boy screaming to the
Lord to save us, being
in that car is what saved
AP PHOTO Guyton's son, Justin,
mother's 22, remembered the
gas station dingy, white cloud mov-
is sapped ing quickly toward the
he dead- house.
"To me it sounded like

destruction," he said. "It
was a mean, -mean roar.
It was awful."

Another Alabama
community, Hackleburg,
in northwest Alabama,
doesn't even have a gro-
cery store anymore. The
police and fire depart-
ments are gone too, and
officials are begging for
body bags and flash-
lights because they're
afraid residents with
no electricity will burn
down their homes with
candles. Bodies are being
kept in a refrigerated
Alabama was just one
of a number of states
struck by tornadoes, one
of them being neighbor-
ing Mississippi. After
the first day of assess-
ing storm damage, the
National Weather Service
said a tornado that hit
Smithville, Miss., at 3:44
p.m. was an EF-5 storm.
That's the highest rating
given to assess a tor- -
nado's wind speed, and is
based in part on damage
caused by the storm.
The weather service
said the half-mile wide
Smithville tornado had
peak winds of 205 mph
and was on the ground
for close to three miles,
killing 14 and injuring 40.
Meteorologist Mary
Keiser at the weather ser-
vice's Birmingham office
said the tornado that tore
across Bibb, Greene and

Money raised from these shows
will go to help tornado victims.
The concerts are free to attend
but a love offering will be
accepted for the fund.

WHO: Country Gospel and
Southern Gospel concert
featuring Amanda Massey,
Shekinah Nights, Crimson Flow
and Souls Afire
WHEN: 6:30 p.m., Saturday,

WHERE: Haines City Church
of God, 1718 Melbourne Ave.,
Haines City

WHO: Contemporary Christian
AP PHOTO and Christian Rock concert
unded by featuring The Bob Suter Band,
Rod Bostic, Obadiah and Unyted
WHEN: 6 o.m.. Saturday, March

Hale counties in north-
ern Alabama was given a
preliminary EF-3 rat-
ing, which has winds of
136 to 165 mph. At least
seven people were killed
and 50 were injured.
"The tornado track was
71.3 miles long and the
largest width the tor-
nado at its widest point
- was one mile wide,"
Keiser said. "Its peak
winds were 145 mph at
the start and end times."
Keiser said it will take
time for meteorologists
to complete damage as-
"This is very rare, his-
toric damage so we want
to make sure it's accu-
rate," she said.
Late last week emer-
gency officials raised
Alabama's death toll to
238, bringing the total
number killed in seven
states from devastating
tornadoes to 329. It was
the deadliest day for
twisters since the Great
Depression. In March
1932, 332 people died, all
in Alabama.

Getting more help
American Red Cross
Polk County Chapter
Executive Chad Mag-
nuson left for Alabama
Monday to join the cadre
of volunteers from the
Mid-Florida Region in
"As soon as I got the
call I knew I had to go,"
said Magnuson. "I don't
think a lot of people

WHERE: Turning Point Worship
Center, 1400 E. Georgia St.,

For further information or
for anyone who like to make
a donation contact Richard *
Smith at (863) 943-4173 or
(863) 430-2410 or by e-mail at

The Red Cross
Others can help through the
Red Cross. To do so, visit www.
midfloridaredcross.org or text
the word REDCROSS to 90999
to make a $10 donation, or call
1-800-RED-CROSS. Contribu-
tions may also be sent to the
American Red Cross, P.O. Box
37243m Washington D.C. 20013.

are aware of just how
desperate the situation
is in Alabama. There are
hundreds of
people look-
ing to the
Red Cross
for help and
I believe
we need
to respond
and meet
their many
needs." Chad
The Mid- Magnuson
Florida Re-
gion has sent 23 volun-
teers and five Emergency
Response Vehicles so far.
Magnuson served during
crises, such as the 2004
hurricanes in Central
Information from the
Associated Press was used
in this story.

FCC to change how it markets

orange juice

By JEFF ROSLOW Now there are more prod-
EDITOR ucts on the market. According
to Bob Norberg, deputy execu-
How to better market orange tive director, research and op-
juice and citrus drinks and erations at the Florida Depart-
convince consumers both are ment of Citrus, the number
healthier than other beverages of juice drinks and blends has
is the message that needs to doubled since 2002. In 1980,
get out. orange juice had 47 percent of
This is especially impor- the market share while juice
tant, as the citrus industry is blends and drinks had 24 per-
competing with a message cent, and other juices account-
that these other beverages are ed for 29 percent, per market
healthy, a claim that may not research firm AC Nielsen.
be true, but which is effective, By 1994, the market share
as these drinks are making a for orange juice dropped to 35
dent in orange juice sales. percent, while juice blends
This is the direction the Flor- and drinks improved to 43
ida Citrus Commission, at its percent; other juices also de-
April 20 meeting, determined lined, to 22 percent.
it will push its advertising. But "If we compare the years
the challenge before it is not 1988 to 1997 to 2005 to 2010,
just health issue alone, we should have had a 4.7
"It's a much more complex percent growth in demand,
issue than it was 25 years ago and not a decline, which we
because of the competition," did have," said Allen Morris
said Lee Killeen, deputy execu- from the University of Florida
tive director of domestic mar- Institute of Food and Aricul-
keting for the Florida Depart- tural Science.
ment of Citrus, speaking about He opined this had hap-
the competition. "When I was opened because advertising
kid there was orange juice and is both underfunded and the
milk." need for a more effective mes-

to increase demand

sage. This hasn't happened
because more money is going
into Huanglongbing (HLB,
or "citrus greening") disease
research, not as a result of a
reduced Florida crop.
Norberg said FDOC market-
ing dollars for orange juice is
$22 million; in 2004-05 it was
$33 million. He said the new
commercial that is on. the'
airwaves is currently being
studied and the results of that
study will be presented to the
commission at the June 15
Market penetration was
another area addressed. Cur-
rently citrus merchandising
merchandising is covering less
than half of the retail stores,
and some of it non-citrus
beverages are now vended in
non-traditional venues. Some
of these operations are looking
into expanding beyond their
core market.
"Home Depot is starting
to look at selling groceries,"
Killeen said. "They're getting
us everyplace they can."
Current studies by the De-
partment of Citrus shows the

top 40 accounts are now about
70 percent of the market of
citrus sales, mostly Walmart,
Publix, Kroeger.and Safeway.
It also indicated that when
orange juice and other citrus
juices are marketed effectively
the results are positive. Mor-
ris showed commissioners
the results in Walmart stores
where TV screens are located
at checkout lines, which he
termed a direct TV effort.
"Look at Walmart, they didn't
decline there," Morris said.
"We're doing a good job in
Walmart. I wonder why.
He also spoke of the new
commercial that recently has
begun broadcast; one that has
a differently focused mes-
sage, aimed at making orange
juice a part of a person's life.
Morris said because it has
only been on the market for a
few months that real numbers
shouldn't be looked at seri-
ously until June. For the time
being, though now things
seem to be going well with it,
Morris said.
But health concerns was
Killeen's focus.

-"A lot of blends are making
claims of healthy and a lot of
them have additives," she said.
"The blends have additives,
but they're not'natural."
In addition, there are other
challenges before the citrus
industry, one being cost.
Competitors have pushed how
much cheaper other beverages
are. Since 1980, the price of a
gallon of orange juice has risen
from $1.55 to $5.51, according
to a chart Florida Citrus Com-
mission members saw at its
April meeting.
In the final analysis, Mor-
ris told commissioners if the
Department of Citrus does not
start growing demand, the
potential exists for a repeat of
what happened in the 1980s
after the freeze disasters.
Another mistake he pointed to
was a decision Florida grape-
fruit growers faced in 2000.
They reduced their ad tax by 3
cents a pound and it cost them
65 cents a pound in solids.
"We can either learn from
past mistakes or pay the price
of repeating them," he con-

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May 4, 2011

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WELL: City signs off on plan

probably not in 20 years.
This is 30 and 40 years
out, which is part of our
challenge. We want to
identify our water, make
sure we have it available
to us, that somebody else
doesn't get it, and then
start implementing proj-
ects to provide that kind

of service."
He said the initial idea
of drawing all of the
water from the current
County Road 630 site
became problematic.
"We had Swiftmud
model this system for
us, and they said if we
located it all right on that
property, we could have
some problems with

water withdrawal," Fries
He said one advan-
tage of doing 15 smaller
wells is that each one
can be drilled at differ-
ent times, as demand
calls for them. 'All of
this is very preliminary,"
Fries added. "But we're
anxious to get a permit in
and get partners identi-

fied because we've al-
ready seen other entities,
both public and private,
starting to want water
and starting to almost do
some water banking if
you well, especially over
in Osceola county. So we
want to have standing."
He cited one develop-
ment there that is look-
ing at needing 30 million

gallons a day itself, and
is being permitted on an
expedited track.
Frostproof council
members gave a unani-
mous endorsement of
the plan.
"There's no financial
obligations at this point,"
Fries said. "There will be
at some time. It's good
for planning purposes.

I see the design starting
in five to 10 years, but I
don't see anything being
built for 10 to 15 years
from now."
Mayor Kay Hutzel-
man said the project was
worth supporting.
"Polk County is trying
very hard to be proactive
about the future," she

MEMORIAL: City to observe police week

at the Polk County Law
Enforcement Memorial
in Lakeland Veterans
Memorial Park. -
The park is located
on Lime Street, between
Lake Beulah Drive and
the ,west side of the Lake-
land Center.
Polk County Sheriff's
Office Sergeant Wesley
Richard Whitmore, Jr.,
who died in the line of

duty on Dec. 12, 2010,
while serving the citizens
of Polk County, will be
the 30th Polk County
Law Enforcement Officer
commemorated on the
Polk County Law En-
forcement Memorial.
Family members of
fallen officers, represen-
tatives from various Polk
County law enforcement
agencies, public service
organizations, and state
and local government

agencies will be attend-
Highlights of the
service will include the
Presentation of Colors by
a Joint Color Guard from
the Polk County Sheriff's
Office, Lakeland Police
Department, Winter Ha-
ven Police Department,
Bartow Police Depart-
ment, Florida Fish and
Wildlife Commission;
Roll Call of Heroes; fly-
over by PCSO and Florida

Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission avia-
tion units; Retreat of the
Fallen Rider by the PCSO
Mounted Unit; Tampa
Fire Department bagpipe
players; a three-gun vol-
ley; and Taps.
The Harrison Center
for Visual and Perform-
ing Arts "Harrison Cham-
ber Singers" will perform
an ensemble of patriotic
and spiritual songs.
Speakers will include:

John Sheffield, President,
FOP Polk County Lodge
No. 46; and Captain
Michael L. Lawton,
(Retired) PCLEMF, Inc.,
Chairman of the Board.
Keynote Speaker will be
Chuck Canterberry, Na-
tional President, Grand
Lodge- Fraternal Order of
Father Nicholas J.
O'Brien, Pastor, Saint An-
thony Catholic Church,
Lakeland, will lead the

invocation and benedic-
Immediately following
the memorial service,
the 24th Annual Memo-
rial Service Luncheon
hosted by the FOP Polk
County Lodge No. 46
and the Polk County Law
Enforcement Memorial
Fund will take place at
the FOP Polk County
Lodge No. 46, located at
125 West Brannen Road,

GRAD: Cobb, McMillan get support

to attend a community
college and transfer to
a university to obtain a
degree in Nursing.
Cole McMillan, a
senior at Frostproof
Middle-Senior High
School, was also recently
sponsored for Project
Cole is currently dual
enrolled at Polk State
College. He has been a
member of the varsity

baseball team, National
Honor Society, Teen
Trendsetters, and has
been in a leadership role
with high school band.
Cole is also a volunteer
at the Lake Wale* Medi-
cal Center and works
part time at the Winter
Haven Wal-Mart store
His future plans are
to attend the University
of Florida to major in
neurobiological sciences
with a minor in micro-

economics, preparing
him for medical school.
Cole added that he
would like to use this
opportunity'to sincerely
thank many dedicated
educators that have
helped him prepare him
for the next level in work-
ing towards his life goals.
Project Graduation is
an annual senior cel-
ebration coordinated by
members of the commu-
nity to provide graduat-
ing seniors with a drug

and alcohol free, fully
chaperoned, all night
event after the gradua-
tion ceremonies. If you
would like to sponsor
a senior, please send
your donation to Project
Graduation, Post Office
Box 1292, Frostproof, FL

Cole McMillan

A vacation destination in our own backyard:

Florida's Natural Grove House

Staff Writer

Half the fun of vaca-
tions is browsing around
tourist shops jam-packed
with everything from
souvenir pencils to
museum-quality art.
With luck, there are also'
educational displays
and a video or two. And
samples, of course.
Welcome to The Grove
House, the citrus-ori-
ented visitors center on
Hwy. 27, sponsored by
Florida's Natural brand
The name of the log
cabin facility is a given,
situated as it is on a lake
surrounded by bright
orange citrus groves.
The Grove House has
attractions enough for a
half-day's meandering.
Their remodel in Sep-
tember added display
cases for citrus industry
and Lake Wales memo-
rabalia, many antique.
Then there are modules
featuring themes of Town
History, Horticulture,
Nutrition, Nature, and
Packing, Videos accom-
pany the displays.
The nature video il-

lustrates how weather
affects citrus, with some
impressive footage of
freezes dating back to
the 20s, and hurricanes
through the century. The
narrative tells how the
citrus industry migrated
to Central Florida; away
from the frigid weather
of North Florida. It also
illustrates the hardi-
ness of the growers, who
bounce back again and
again from weather-
related disasters.
Another video presen-
tation teaching kids the
health benefits of citrus
is ensconsed in a replica
of an giant orange juice
carton with lots of but-
tons to push, Viewers can
choose to investigate the
benefits of fiber, vita-
mins, calcium, nutrition,
or Vitamin "C".
A movie in the audi-
torium tells the story
of Florida's Natural, a
unique cooperative of
1,000 growers. Their
motto is "We Own the
Land, We Own the Trees,
We Own the Company."
Grove House Supervisor
Debbie Crosby noted
that Florida's Natural is
one of only two coonera-

marketed brand; Cabot
Cheese being the other.

Citrus is the ultimate
"green" product, accord-
ing to the movie, with
almost all parts of the
fruit usable: .citrus oil for
soaps and fragrances,
pulp for animal feed,
juice and fruit for human

Set aside an hour or
two for education, anoth-
er for art (currently there
is a youth art show), then
move on to the fun of
shopping! The merchan-
dise area offers samples
of orange and grapefruit
juice, and citrus-related
merchandise enough to
keep shoppers captivat-
ed; from juice to candy

to replicas of antique
packing crate labels, to
d ,dinnerware.

S .So if you are planning
a stay-cation, the home-
body's version of a vaca-
tion, plan on visiting the
S Florida's Natural Grove
It's a little tricky to
spot from busy 27, but if
you drive past it, a sign
on the Florida's Natural
plant across the street
tells you to turn around.
The Florida's Natural Grove
House (visitors'center) is on
Hwy. 27 across from the plant.
It is a bit of a challenge to spot
from the highway, but well
worth the trip.



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The Big Kahuna Paddle Challenge welcomes all who want to participate.

Lake Wailes provides the annual backdrop for the Big Kahuna Paddle Challenge.

Get ready for the Big Kahuna Paddle Challenge

Preparation has begun
for Lake Wales Breakfast
Rotary's "Big Kahuna
Paddle Challenge" to be
, held on Oct. 29 on the
Z shores of beautiful Lake
, Wailes. The club has or-
ganized the event for the
I past nine years to fund

local Rotary projects.
This year's goal is to
have at least 20 spon-
sored teams who will
paddle against the clock
in 29 ft. long Voyageur-
style canoes for the fast-
est time. There is strategy
to this paddle event and

team work is a must.
Paddlers in the past have
enjoyed the camaraderie
of team mates, friendly
competition with other
teams, and the beauty of
being on Lake Wailes as
the morning sunshine
glistens on the water.

The Youth Council NAACP met last month, promoting their new membership drive.

Lake Wales NAACP Public

Service Announcement

In the month of May,
the Lake Wales Unit of
the NAACP will launch
a special membership
campaign picnic. The
Youth and Adults of Lake
Wales will have an op-
portunity to purchase
a share in making Lake
Wales a better place for
all to live.
NAACP local members
will continue to conduct
a membership campaign
on Monday, May 30 at
Stuart Park from 12 noon
to 2 pm. Memberships
are welcomed, so call
(863) 678 3176 for further
information. Donate or
join the NAACP online
at www.naacp.org. Since
1909 the NAACP has
struggled for the cause
of the advancement
of colored people. "It
wasn't easy then and it
isn't easy now," notes a
recent press release. The
National NAACP Youth
and College Division
Swas organized in 1936,
celebrating 75 years. The
Lake Wales NAACP Youth
Council was chartered
July 12, 1944, 67 years

The Lake Wales NAACP
Adult Branch #5109
sponsored a reactiva-
tion meeting for th6
Lake Wales NAACP Youth
Council #5768 to help
celebrate the years of the
NAACP Youth & College
Division and Lake Wales
NAACP Youth Council.
The meeting was held
at the "B" Street Center
on Friday, April 22, 2011
from 12 to 4 pm.
The meeting-involved
an educational ses-
sion about the NAACP
history, Youth & College
Division, structure and
membership appeal. The
Haines City NAACP Youth
Council had five Youth
members and one Youth
Advisor in attendance.
There were four Lake
Wales adult members,
one youth advisor and
one youth member pres-
There was also one
adult NAACP member
from the Bartow Branch.
There were 13 prospec-
tive members and one
youth who joined the

Lake Wales Youth Coun-
cil. Thanks to everyone
that came and a special
thanks to the donors:
Lake Wales Care Cen-
ter, Publix, Pizza Hut in
Haines City and Lake
Wales NAACP Adult
Branch #5109.
Everyone is a member,
but need to pay their
yearly dues, Which are:
Regular Adult $30.00
Youth with Crisis
magazine $15.00
Youth without Crisis
magazine $10.00
Prison membership
Annual Corporate with
Crisis magazine $5,000.00
Junior Life (age 13 &
under) $100.00
Bronze Life (age 14-20)
Silver Life $750.00
Gold Life $1,500.00
Diamond Life
Fully paid Life Mem-
berships include a 10
year subscription to The
Crisis magazine. Re-
member: Membership
is "The Lifeblood of the

The Lake Wales
Breakfast Rotary has
been sending local boys
to camp for the last 27
years for a fun filled
weekend at the Circle F
Dude Ranch. The club
decided it's time to do
the same for the town's
local girls and plans to
raise additional funds in
order to sponsor a girls
camp at Lake Aurora in
February 2012. The Big
Kahuna Paddle Chal-
lenge will be geared to

raising funds to provide a
camp experience for 10,
11 and 12-year-old girls
who are chosen by the
principals and teachers
of five local elementary
schools as "a kid whose
behavior has earned
them a reward such as
the camping experience,
but who probably would
not get the opportunity
to go otherwise."
Additional informa-
tion can be found at

com. If you are inter-
ested in sponsoring a
team, being a paddler, or
contributing to the cause
contact Bill Redmon at
863-632-1924 or Cheryl
Bossarte at 863-206-8686.
Donations can be made
payable to Lake Wales
Breakfast Rotary Founda-
tion, Inc. (with notation
for girls camp) and sent
to P.O. Box 1313, Lake
Wales, FL 33859-1313.
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Take Winter Haven denies Lake Wales

Tranese Boston District Title for third straight year

Running to

win, Freeman


Welcome back from the week-
end, let's take a short stretch
break and get into the action of
this past week.
Track and Field fans, hold
on to your sneakers. This past
weekend, the Lake Wales High-
landers traveled to Winter Park,
Fla. for their 2011 FHSAA Class
2A championships. The superstar
set to steal the show was Octavi-
ous Freeman, and she did not
disappoint. Freeman has been
running track at Lake Wales
High School for four years. This
is her last school year with the
Highlanders, and she went out
with a bang. Freeman won each
of her events which include the
100 meters, 200 meters, the high
jump and received her first state
championship in the 4x1 meter
relay race with a time of 46.34,
along with teammates Deja
Jones, Summer Meeks, and Sa-
bria Hadley. Although Freeman
placed first in all of her events,
her teammate Sabria Hadley was
not far behind, placing fourth
in both the 100 meters and the
200 meters. The Highlander girls
placed second overall in the
competition. Congratulations to
the entire Highlander Track and
Field team. We look forward to
hearing more about Freeman
as she prepares to join the UCF
Knights Track and Field team in
the fall.,
Continuing with Track and
Field, Bok Academy competed in
a competition against Denison
Academy and Discovery Acad-
emy. Bok Academy boys came in
second place with 31 points and
Bok girls placed second as well
with 34 points. Participating girls
included: Calona Duclos, Alexis
Mace, Jordan Snell, Quynn
Reddick, Joonaye Kennedy, and
Aaleyah Ford. Participating boys
included: Lorenzo Howard, Dilz
lian Nobles, Luke Heirs, Harry-
coffin-Schiavon, Russell Klinger
and Brice Glies.
Bok Academy did an out-
standing job in the competition.
Here are some of the individual
results: Calona Duclos placed
1st in 400 meter and 3rd in 800
meter; Alexis Mace 3rd in 1600
meter; Jordan Snell 2nd in 100
meter; Quynn Reddick 1st in
1600 meter; Jonaye Kennedy
placed in long jump and shot put
and Aaleyah Ford placed in shot
On the Boys' side of the com-
petition individual results includ-
ed: Lorenzo Howard placed in
long jump and placed 1st in 100
meter; Dillan Nobels placed 1st
in 1600 meter; Luke Hiers and
Harry Coffin-Schiavon placed in
shot put; Russell Klingler placed
3rd in 1600 meter and Brice Giles
placed in the 800 meter.
In football news, the Highland-
ers will begin spring practice for
their spring league. The league
is coached by Rob Shafer. The
Highlanders had a phenomenal
football season. Let's see how
they fair in the jamboree on May
In the works is baseball and
softball with President Jim Mag-
gard and soccer with the Lake
Wales Soccer Club president
Robbie Shields. These two teams
have upcoming games to finish
out their season. We will be sure
to stay posted and keep these
teams on our radar.
That is all for this week in
sports. Athletes, parents, coaches
and fans, I leave you with a
quote: "I learned that the only
way you are going to get any-
where in life is to work hard at
it. Whether you're a musician, a
writer, an athlete or a business-
man, there is no getting around
it. If you do, you'll win- if you
don't you won't."
-Bruce Jenner


On the road again.
Lake Wales will for
the third straight year
have to become Road
Warriors after their
District Champion-
.ship defeat to Winter
Have. However, Lake
Wales isn't a stranger to
playing games on the
road. The last two years,
Lake Wales has been
the last Polk County
team standing stand-
ing before falling in the
Regional Finals both
Lake Wales vs. Winter
Haven has become a
*little tense between
players and fans alike.
With Winter Haven
sweeping the regular
season series, Lake
Wales looked for their
first win against them
this past Friday night at
Firemen's Field. But it
again was the Blue Dev-
ils who came through
in the end behind a
complete game perfor-

mance by Cody Mizelle.
Winter Haven picked
up their third straight
win against Lake
Wales, and for the third
straight year knocked
off the Highlanders, this
time by the score of 5-2.
This game had a lot
of ups and downs with
both teams playing till
the very end.
Lake Wales jumped
on the board with two
runs in the first after
Davon Lopez reached
first base on a walk with
one out. Justin Shafer
then singled, but Lopez
was held at third with
Jarred Smith coming to
the plate. Smith, who
scored four runs in
the last game against
Sebring, for the second
straight game scored
the first run of the
ballgame with a single;
It wasn't long before
another run crossed
the plate with another
swing of the bat by
Joseph Jusino, which
scored Smith.
Gerardo. Dudamel

got the start against the
Blue Devils for the third
time. Winter Haven had
back to back doubles
in the first frame to
score their first run of
the contest. Lake Wales
still lead 2-1 after one
Dudamel tallied the
third hit on the contest
with a double. But with
one out, a ground ball
and a mistake on the
base paths, no runs
came across for the
visitors on the score still
up by a lone run.
Winter Haven went
to the small ball in the
next frame as back to
back bunts put some
heavy pressure on the
Highlander defense.
Another base hit by the
Blue Devils sent the
runner around third
and heading towards
the plate. Dudamel
got the ball as he went
towards the dugout.
With a huge first out,
Dudamel came back
to strike out the next
batter and a fly ball to

Soccer rolls on

Noel Uriostegui with control of the ball but not for long as Marcelo Gori
storms in for the steal.


Eight-year-old Yulliana Aguilar
stays back playing defense for
her team.

Flaco Hernandez ended
the inning with a huge
momentum swing.
But Lake Wales
couldn't get the bats
rolling after the first in-
ning as they went 1-2-3
in each of the next two
innings. Lopez however
did lead off the third
with a base hit for his
first hit on the night.
But fly out after fly out
didn't help as they still
held a slim one run
lead, 2-1.
The next runs came:
across for the hosts as
the inning led off with
a base hit. A walk to
the next batter and one
more base hit put the
runs on the board for
the Blue Devils, where
they now were ahead by
one entering the fifth
They scored two
more in the fifth with
another Blue Devil hit.
It came with two outs,
but the two-run single
upped Winter Haven's
lead to 5-2.
For Lake Wales the

seventh inning came
across and kept the
crowd on the edge of
their seat. Dudamel
led off the inning with
a walk. After two outs,
Justin Shafer singled
and Smith hit two
long foul balls before
walking to load the
bases. But Lake Wales
couldn't get that key hit.
,A groundball ended the
game with the bases.
: though it'was '
another loss to Winter
Haven, these two teams
could possibly meet
back up to play if both
teams were to win last
Lake Wales hopped
on the road and drove
over to Lakeland, as
Winter Haven stayed
back to play Auburn-
dale. Both games were
too late for The Lake
Wales. News deadline.
Check back in Satur-
day's. edition to see if
your Hometown High-
landers are still alive in
the postseason.

- Lake Wales style

A teammate across the field,
Mariana Becker boots the ball
in hope of a break away goal.

Moises Bautista with a shot on goal almost scored on Saturday 3 versus 3 at
Lake Wales Soccer Fields.

Bok Academy announces new football program

Edward W..Bok Acad-
emy will be the only
Polk County.middle
school offering football
next year, when the ,
school begins compet-
ing in the Heartland
In the fall, the Bok
Knights will play a
six-game schedule.
Other schools in the
Heartland Conference
include Lake Placid
Middle, Avon Park
Middle, Hardee Junior
High, DeSoto Middle
and two Sebring middle
Prospective players
and their parents are
invited to an infor-
mational meeting at 6
p.m. Tuesday, June 2

in the Lake Wales High
"A team sport like
football teaches the
importance of disci-
pline and hard work,"
said Damien Moses,
who takes over as Bok's
principal in June. Moses
is working with Lake
Wales football coaches
and physical education
teachers to create the
Bok football program.
During the cur-
rent school year, Bok
Academy introduced
a popular flag football
program that attracted
nearly 40 players.
The school expects
an equally positive
response to the new
football team.

The new Bok football
program will cost an
estimated $12,000-
$15,000, according to
Moses. Start-up costs
include practice and
game uniforms, pads
and helmets, travel ex-
penses, and insurance.
"We hope community
members will support
this program, both as
fans and as boosters,
and contribute to our
start-up expenses,"
Moses said.
"It's always been
our desire in the Lake
Wales Charter Schools
to have a solid middle
school athletic program
to go along with the
outstanding academic
program," said LWCS

Superintendent Jesse
"Athletic participation
helps promote school
involvement, and gives
students -productive
ways to spend their
energy and free time.
More importantly, this
program will serve as
an incentive for main-
taining good grades,"
Jackson said.
"For years, this com-
munity has asked us
to expand the football
program to include a
program for middle
school students," said
Rod Shafer, head foot-
ball coach at Lake Wales
High School. "This is an
exciting development
for everyone who sup-

ports football in Lake
Practice begins in Au-
gust whed school starts,
and games begin in
September. Bok Acade-
my will play three home
games on Tuesday eve-
nings at Legion Field in
Lake Wales. Games will
start at 6 p.m.
The other three
games will be "away"
To contribute to Bok
Football, or for more
information about any
Bok athletic programs
- including basketball,
golf, volleyball, tennis,
track, softball or soc-
cer contact Athletic
Director Arianne Seidl
at 863-638-1010.

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May 4, 2011

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Tough loss to Kowboys,

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Babson Park Gnats enjoy Quick Start Tennis

Fifth-grader Josh Corey (closest to net) is ready to hit the ball,
while classmates Alyssa Hancock (far left) and Sadie Marston
(center) wait their turn. Bernie Weiss (far right) from Quick
Start Tennis provides coaching tips.
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Fifth-grade tennis players (1-r) include: Bianca Perdue, Alexis
Thomas, Brice Eakins, Sam Ellington, Amber Mills, Celeste
Reyes, Jordan Luszczewski and Lora Shepard.

Tennis fever is sweeping through the fifth grade at
Dale R. Fair Babson Park Elementary. .
Bernie Weiss, a long-time tennis coach in the area,
is working with the school's physical education pro-
gram to teach Quick Start Tennis. Quick Start Tennis
is a program of the U.S. Tennis Association. It uses
smaller racquets and shorter courts, so younger play-
ers can be more successful.
"Mr. Weiss has a heart for the kids. It was fun to
watch him teach the game he loves to our students,"
said Becy Mendes, the physical education coach at
Babson Park.

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Number 7, Shay Hodge, played
first base, ready for any play in
a tough lose 6-2 versus Osceola
Kowboys on Thursday.

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There was everything in the cast from a mayor to a tennis pro to a professional poker player. Emcee Kay Hutzelman revealed to all, at the end of the night, who the murderer was.

Frostproof News Editor Brian Ackley played the roll of Wolfpack Ruck. His chef hat indicated that
Wolfpack's chain of pastry shops "Lots of Ruck" featured the best buns in town. Looking on is
Robbie Taylor, who portrayed country and western star Polly Darken, Ruck's paramour.

Ariyl Wilson, portraying the dastardly Michelle Millions, speaks to guests at Saturday's Frostproof
Chamber's murder mystery dinner event. Turns out that Millions, in fact, was the murderer in
"Happy Deathday To Me."

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Local businessman Eric Hill was a hit, as usual, with his nerdy portrayal of Zack Muckenburg, an theater. Far right standing is Marilyn Fuller, who played the role of tennis star Willomena
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Dancing to her heart's contentment

Saturday, April 30,
was a special day, albeit
an intense one, for 12
(soon to turn 13)-year-
old Nicole Guilbault, a
seventh-grade student
at McLaughlin Middle
She was one of a select
few dance students -11
in all, who make up the
school's dance company
- chosen by her teacher,
Kimberly May, to partici-
pate in the fourth annual
dance seminar held at
the Davenport School
of the Arts, and the first
seminar to be conducted
at the school's facility.
Starting 10 a.m.,
Guilbault and more than
80 other students from
a select number of Polk
County schools, took
part in ballet, modern
and jazz dance classes
taught by three master
teachers professional
who have performed all
around the globe.
"I was very excited (to
be invited)," Guilbault
said, who added this was
her second year attend-
ing. She noted there was

a difference between
the first year and second
year. "It was challenging
this year, because this
year I was in advanced
level classes."
In addition to learn-
ing or improving upon
techniques, the seminar
proved also to be one of
personal discovery.
"I thought I liked ballet
most, but I really like
modern." She said she
came to that realization
after having taken the
modern dance class.
"Modern is more relaxed,
fresher than ballet. It's
more expressive."
As she partook of the
classes, her mother,
Melodi Guilbault, a
professor and the chair-
woman of the School
of Business at Warner
University, waited with
other parents the ma-
jority of them mothers
and grandmothers in
an adjoining room. It
would be a long day, one
that would not end until
between 8:30-9 p.m., but
that was not an inconve-
"I'm used to it, as
this is child number
two," Melodi Guilbault
said, without a trace of

Nicole Guilbault, 12 (about to turn 13), a seventh-grade student
at McLaughlin Middle School, works on her technique during
a ballet class held Saturday, April 30, at the Davenport School
of the Arts. She was one of more than 80 students from select
Polk County Schools invited to participate in a day-long seminar
taught by three master teachers who have danced and/or
choreographed all over the globe.

resignation. She has a
21-year-old son, Pierre,
who is finishing up his
final year as a dance
major at the University
of North Carolina School
of the Arts, in Winston-
Salem. Upon graduation,
she said, he planned on
going to a career as a
dance professional. "His
goal is to be with Cirque
de Soleil."
Nicole also harbors
dreams of a career as a
professional, .although
her short-term goal will
be to gain admittance to

the Harrison Center for
the Visual and Perform-
ing Arts after she gradu-
ates middle school. Her
brother, though, she
said, had served as her
"I saw.him danc-
ing and I loved how he
moved. I would go to all
his performances," she
said. "He had a very big
part in me loving dance."
She said she often
imagines one day danc-
ing with her brother, as
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YMCA celebrates successful year

On Wednesday, April 20,
the Lake Wales Family YMCA
celebrated another successful
year of building strong kids,
strong families, and strong
communities at the Lake Wales
Country Club. According to
Nate Seidl, CEO, "This has
been a very successful year
for the YMCA in Lake Wales.
I am proud to say that the
staff, board, and community
partners worked very hard
to meet budget constraints,
develop new programs and
help improve the quality of life
in Lake Wales." Seidl added,

"2010 was a success but we are
really looking forward to 2011.
There are some pretty excit-
ing changes coming to Lake
Wales, not just with the YMCA,
but city government, charter
schools, and the opening of
Lego Land this fall."
In other business, the 2010
volunteer of the year and
employee of the year awards
were given to very deserving
individuals. Volunteer of the
Year was Matt Cain, president
of MCD of Central Florida.
Cain serves as the building
and grounds committee chair

and spends numerous hours
volunteering for the associa-
tion. Cain and his family are
true friends of the YMCA and
their leadership and support
are greatly appreciated. The
employee of the year was De-
siree Thomas-Greenidge, HR/
Finance Director.
Desiree provided supe-
rior guidance and support to
the association during 2010,
ensuring that the association
maintained its fiscal responsi-
bilities while carrying out the
mission and providing for the
community. The board recog-

nized outgoing member and
past president, Keith Wad-
sworth of Peterson Myers, for
his many years of service.
The YMCA also changed
board leadership this year.
Paige Turner concluded her
two year term as president
and Kyle Story now serves as
president. Clarke Gerard will
be vice president, Carlie Cosce,
treasurer, and Daniel Hunt,
New board of director mem-
bers where elected as well.
Michael Gallaher of Peterson
Myers, Jonathon Walsh with

Pin Worx, Melissa Guhman
with Florida's Natural, and Erin
Floyd with Legacy Real Estate.
I am honored to be new
President of the Lake Wales
Family YMCA. We have a
dedicated board of directors,
staff and volunteer base that
believes in this organization
and its mission. I look forward
to working with our communi-
ty on behalf of the Lake Wales
Family YMCA," Kyle Story said
The YMCA board and staff
are excited for 2011 and look
forward to serving the com-

Out of the Woods


If you haven't been
seeing the quantity or

Depot N

The Depot Museum is
no longer owned by city
As part of a city cost
savings budgeting
measure for the current
Fiscal Year, the board
of commissioners-at
the Historic Lake Wales
Society's urging-agreed
in February to turn the
city-owned property over
to the private organiza-
Mimi Reid Hardman,
president of the society
and executive director
of the Depot Museum is
happy that culture, his-
tory and business meld
and work well together in
Lake Wales.
"We are pleased that
the city has such faith
and confidence in the
historic society as the
keeper of this hallowed,
historic site," said Hard-
Commissioners bud-
geted to subsidize the
salary of a single employ-
ee for a year at $30,000.
That employee is charged
with clerical and man-
agement duties of the
landmark properties.
The city will likely
continue to maintain the
landscaping and cut the
grass at the site stretch-
ing along downtown
railroad tracks and the
Scenic Highway, from the
overpass on the south
end and northward.
Transferred properties

Michael L.

Michael L. Stroud of
Port Byron, IL (formerly
of Lake Wales) passed
away Friday, April 29,
2011 in Silvis, IL. He was
Marion Nelson Funeral
Home is in charge of ar-

quality of game you'd
like, you may want to
consider applying for
a special-opportunity
hunt. For the past 14
years, the Florida Fish

include: the pink, 1928
Atlantic Coastline Depot,
site of the museum; the
white, 1920 Children's
Museum; the 1916 Sea-
board Airline property,
the second depot; and
the 1920 Stuart Home.
The society will now
pick up the tab for build-
ing upkeep, insurance,
electricity, water and .
sewer services.
Since 1976, the land-
mark property was city-
owned. Last year, taxpay-
ers budgeted $67,000,
plus the cost of building
renovations, to support
the four buildings.
Hardman said that the
society expects to pick up
the shortfall with addi-
tional grant funding.
As an independent
non-profit organization,
said Hardman, and along
with occasional-assis-
tance from the city, the
society is better poised
to apply for and collect
Donations will con-
tinue to partly fund the
museum. Most visitors
now pay a $2 admission
charge. Attendance varies
seasonally, said Hard-
man, with more than 500
visitors a month typically
passing through Depot
Hardman said that
January attendance was
the same as last year.
For January, $800 was
collected as a requested
admission. Until recently,
admission was free for

William "Bill"'

William "Bill" Paulin,
93, of Lake Wales, passed
away April 30, 2011 in
Winter Haven. He is sur-
vived by his wife, Mary, 3
children, 9 grandchildren,
and 13 grandchildren. ,
Ott-Laughlin Funeral
Home in Auburndale is in
charge of arrangements.



Lucrecia Ancaya of
Lake Wales passed away
Monday, May 2, 2011. She
was 75. Marion Nelson
Funeral Home is handling
the arrangements.

. Rev. A. D. Albritton
"' lApril 1, 1923 May 4, 2010
A minister of the Gospel, you
fought a Good Fight of Faith.
You have finished the race.
Sadly missed by wife,
.. children and grandchildren ^

and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC)
has offered these unique
fall-season hunts for
deer, wild hog and re- .
leased quail on arguably
the state's best public
hunting lands. Maybe
it's time you look into
getting in on the action
and experience the hunt
of a lifetime.
These extraordinary
hunts offer large tracts of
land with an abundance
of game and low hunting
pressure. All deer hunts
enable you to take only
mature bucks with at
least one antler having
four or more points, 1
inch or longer. Hunt-
ers can take does during
archery hunts and, if
they draw an antlerless
deer permit, also dur-
ing general gun hunts.
This practice of qual-
ity deer management
offers hunters excellent
chances of taking quality
bucks and the oppor-
tunity to take a doe on
public land. Wild hogs
also are legal to take, and
there is no size or bag
limit on hogs.
These special-oppor-
tunity deer and wild hog
hunts are on Fort Drum

Two Webber Interna-
tional University stu-
dents, both from Japan,
organized a relief effort
on campus for victims
in the large earthquake
disaster that struck their
country last month.
Working in conjunc-
tion with the Student
Life Department at WIU
and Dean of Students,
Johanna DeVerteuil, the
students organized a fund
raiser and solicited dona-
tions towards this effort.
The two students -
Misa Miyazaki and Yoshie
Suzuki organized and
held a bake sale on cam-
pus to get their efforts
started. They also made
Japanese calligraphy and
sold around the Babson
Park campus. In addi-
tion, they solicited cash

(Indian River County),
Lake Panasoffkee (Sum-
ter County), Triple N
Ranch (Osceola County)
and Green Swamp West
Unit (Pasco County)
wildlife management
Fort Drum has 20
permits available for its
seven-day general-gun
deer and hog hunt on
20,858 acres; they cost
$50, should you get
drawn. Lake Panasoff-
kee' offers eight four-day
archery hunts on the
8,676-acre tract, which
cost $100 each. Triple N
Ranch has two seven-day
general gun deer and hog
hunts on its 15,391 acres,
and each permit costs
And Green Swamp
West Unit is where Jarmies
Stovall took the state's
highest-scoring deer
on record a 25-point,
nontypical that net-
ted a 206 Boone-and-
Crockett score. He took
the trophy buck in 1999
after getting drawn for
the special-opportunity
archery hunt. The area
offers archery and gun
hunts on 34,335 acres,
and permits cost $100

donations from students,
faculty, and staff.
At the end of their one
week drive, these two
young ladies donated $
850.00 to the American
Red Cross Mid-Florida
Region. The donation will
be applied to the com-,
munities affected by the
earthquake in Japan and
tsunami throughout the
"We have so many
wonderful students at
Webber International and
these two young ladies
are shining examples of
that," stated DeVerteuil.
"We have so many stu-
dents on our campus that
volunteer on a consistent
basis in the towns and
communities in our area
and we really appreciate
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The FWC also has
week-long released-quail
hunts on Blackwater Carr
Unit in Santa Rosa Coun-
ty. With these hunts, you
must bring and release
your own pen-raised
quail. There's just one
$100 permit available for
each of the 16 weeks, and
if you're lucky enough to
draw one, you and up to
three of your friends will
have the entire 590 acres
to yourselves.
If you'd like to apply for
any of these great hunts,
the first thing you'll need
to do is get a 2011-2012
Special-Opportunity Fall
Hunt Permit Worksheet
- available at MyFWC.
com/Hunting by click-
ing on "Limited Entry
Beginning at 10 a.m.
(EDT) on May 3, you can
submit your completed
application at www.
fl.wildlifelicense.com or
at any county tax col-
lector's office or license
agent. The application
period runs through June

These coveted permits
are issued by randoin
drawing, and you may
apply for as many hunts
and dates as you like to

involved with the various
organizations that they
choose to work with,"
added DeVerteuil.
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increase your chances of
being selected. You must
include a $5 nonrefund-
able fee for each hunt
you apply for, although B
hunters are limited to
drawing only one permit
per hunt.
If you're selected in the..
random drawing, you
have until the deadline
specified to pay the cost
of the selected hunt. You
can do this online at
com or at any license
agent or tax collector's
office. If not, you forfeit
it, and it'll go to the next
applicant selected in
the random drawing.
Whether still hunting by
yourself or hunting with
family and friends for
deer, hogs or released
quail, the FWC's special-
opportunity fall hunts
are just what the doctor

ordered for a premium
hunting experience.
TonyYoung is the me-
dia relations coordinator
for thie FWC's Division
o fHunting and Game
Management. You can
reach him with questions
about special-opportuni-
ty hunts or how to apply
at Tony.Young@MyFWC.

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Car show the

main attraction

Classic cars deck the


Ron Cowels 1930 Buick 2 door coupe enjoyed the atmosphere at the Lake Wales Downtown Car
show Saturday evening.

"Guns and Hoses" Coming

Soon to the Vanguard School
On Thursday, May 19, 2011, the Van- Police Officers on one team, and
guard School of Lake Wales will hold Vanguard Students and Lake Wales
a fun event with two of the school's Firemen on another team.
favorite partners the Lake Wales This event is open to the public,
Police Department and the Lake Wales and all are invited to attend at 7 p.m.
Fire Department. on May 19 at the Vanguard School
The "Guns and Hoses" event will Campus. Come see which department
consist of a softball game between wins the "bragging rights" to being the
Vanguard Students and Lake Wales best the Guns or the Hoses.

School partners donate to

Roosevelt, McLaughlin

Recent school board
meeting agendas listed
donations to Roosevelt
Academy and McLaugh-
lin Middle And Fine Arts
Donations to Roosevelt
Academy were:
$1,903.35 from
Progress Energy for the
school's purchase of a hy-
droponic growing system
for science and horticul-
ture classes. Hydroponics
is the growing of plants

and crops in water with-
out soil. The donation is
also for a school energy
$500 from the Polk
Education Foundation to
be used for student in-
centive programs encour-
aging good behavior and
attendance. The dona-
tion is also to be used for
classroom supplies.
$500 from the Polk
County Youth Fair to be
used by the school's FFA

chapter. FFA was formerly
known as Future Farmers
Of America.
The Lake Wales Ki-
wanis Club donated $500
to McLaughlin Middle
and Fine Arts Academy
to be used for musical
instrument repair, the
purchase of sheet music,
transportation costs to
performance venues, the
purchase of performance
group uniforms and for
art instruction materials.

Polk County School News


Catching eyes was this 35 Dodge Humpback Delivery owner Art Martin.

Shining bright like the sun was CarolynTaylor's 1957 two-door Chevy Bel Air.

Elementary Art Shows

The Polk Museum of
Art is displaying the best
artwork of students in
kindergarten through fifth
grade. The "Free to be
Me: Third To Fifth Grade
Elementary Exhibition"
art show runs from now
until May 15.
"The Learning to
be Me: K-2 Elemen-
tary Exhibition" art show
opens May 21 and goes
until June 18. The art is
displayed in the student
gallery during regular
museum hours. Standard
museum admission fees
apply. The Polk Museum
of Art is located at 800
East Palmetto St. Lake-
land. For information,
call Patricia Lamb, (863)
647-4730 or by email at

Polk Video Awards

The PolkVideo Awards
will be broadcast live on
television on Tuesday,
May 3 from 5 p.m. to ap-
proximately 9 p.m. The
awards recognize the best
student-produced videos
in categories that include
documentaries, anima-
tions, music videos and
school news broadcasts.
The elementary awards
event begins at 5 p.m.
followed by the middle'
and high school awards at
approximately 7 p.m.

This event from Lake-
land's Victory Church will
broadcast on Polk County
School Board Television
airing on Bright House
Networks channel 614,
Comcast channel 7 and
Verizon FiOS channel 45.
The event will also be
shown live simultaneous-
ly on PGTV, the county
government's channel
on Bright House channel
622, Comcast channel 5
and Verizon FiOS chan-
nel 20. It will also be Web
streamed on the school
district's www.polk-fl.net
Web site and the county
government's Web site,
http: //www.polk-county.
The Video Awards are
Polk's version of Holly-
wood's Academy Awards.
Many works .from the
local Video Awards have
gone on to win awards
at the state, national and
international level since
the local awards pro-
gram began in 1992. For
information, call David
Yates, (863) 647-4254 or
by email at david.yates@

About Face Awards

The school district's
About Face Awards will be
broadcast live on televi-
sion on Wednesday, May
11 from 8 a.m. to approxi-
mately 9 a.m. The About
Face Awards honor mid-

die and high school stu-
dents for making positive
improvements in areas
that include grade point
average, attendance,
disposition and attitude
toward school or them-
selves. Individual schools
or sites chose students for
an About Face Award. The
event's sponsor is Tampa
Electric. Guest speaker is
Polk Sheriff Grady Judd.
This invitation-only
event from Winter Ha-
ven's Nora Mayo Hall will
broadcast on Polk County
School Board Television
airing on Bright House
Networks channel 614,
Comcast channel 7 and
Verizon FiOS channel 45.
The event will also be
shown live simultaneous-
ly on PGTV the county
government's channel
on Bright House channel
622, Comcast channel 5
and Verizon FiOS chan-
nel 20. It will also be Web
streamed on the school
district's www.polk-fl.net
Web site and the county
government's Web site,
Honorees will be joined
at the event by their
mentors who helped
them make the positive
changes and turnaround.
Community members,
school board members
and school district staff
and administrators will
also attend the event.

Library hosts class on New Computer resources

Are you ready to
download books, audio
books, music and movies
to your electronic devices
free of charge? The Lake
Wales Public Library and
the Polk County Library
Cooperative now provides
two services to do just
Overdrive and NetLi-
brary are the two services
currently available to
PCLC library cardholders.
Audio books, E-Books,
music and movies can
now be downloaded,to
your laptop computer,
desktop computer or
electronic devices in-
cluding the I-Pod, Sony
Reader, Nook, I-Pad and
a variety of MP-3 players.
The Amazon Kindle will
be compatible with these
services in June, accord-
ing to their website.
The Lake Wales Public
Library will host Down-
loadables and Databases
to introduce users to
these services. The class
is scheduled Wednesday,
May 18, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Downloadables and
Databases will provide
hands on training for
Overdrive and NetLibrary.
Additionally, library staff
will introduce and dem-

onstrate databases avail-
able on the Lake Wales
Public Library's website.
The library subscribes
to a number of databases
that can be used from
work, home or on the run.

The databases include:
Community Health, Hob-
bies and Crafts, Chilton's
Auto Repair, Gale's Legal
Forms, Testing and Edu-
cation Center and Gale's
Careers Transitions. The

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Lake Wales Public Library
recently added Heritage
Quest, a genealogy re-
search website to their list
of databases. Free access
to these databases and
more are available with a

valid library card at www.
library. Some databases
are licensed to custom-
ers registered through the
Lake Wales Public Library

Call the Lake Wales
Public Library to register
for Downloadables and
Databases. There is a $5
class fee for this library
class; payment is required
before the day of class.

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Wiltshire Scholarship

Foundation, Inc. holds annual dinner

National Doctors' Day Gala is enjoyed by all

The Dr. Joseph A. Wiltshire
Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
recently held their annual din-
ner in celebration of National
Doctor's Day.
Wiltshire was a well known
local physician who served the
community for over 50 years
as a private practitioner. He
was well known for his kind-
ness and generosity, even
when his patients could not
pay or had no insurance. He
delivered over 2500 babies in
Lake Wales and its surrounding

communities and was known
for his compassion, wonderful
sense of humor, compassion
and dedication to his family,
patients and community.
His foundation provides
scholarships for minority
youth for careers in the field
of medicine. At the present
time, five area youths are able
to realize their dreams and
will work in underserved areas
providing much needed medi-
cal services. Their journey is
long but they are dedicated

individuals and are able to
realize their goals because of
not only the financial support
they receive but the follow up
and encouragement also given
them from the members of
this foundation.
Dr. Wiltshire left an indelible
mark on his community, and
his work continues because of
all of his supporters and family
who keep it alive through the
Guest speaker for the eve-
ning was Scott Smith, chief

executive officer of Lake Wales
Medical Center, who presented
an analysis of what is hap-
pening in health care today
and how it will affect patient
care. His informative remarks
ended with a reminder that
"no matter what happens in
Washington or with the insur-
ance companies, it is still the
community medical centers
with their trained, dedicated
caregivers who make the dif-
ference in the patients and
their families' lives.

"We must continue to focus
on always providing the best
care possible," he noted.
Scott's remarks were fol-
lowed by a buffet. Several
awards were presented, recog-
nizing members of the founda-
tion for their ongoing services.
The annual event held at
Lake Ashton was very success-
ful with a large crowd of civic '
leaders enjoying fellowship
and celebrating the foundation
and its ability to honor the late
Dr. Joseph A. Wiltshire.

Albert Hawkins and Rev. James Cleare

Jailyn M. Williams and (Grandma) Ivadene Howell

Dr. Carolyn Pass and Dr. Roy Z. Braunstein

(I to r) Joyce Wiltshire, Mrs. Joseph Wiltshire and Mildred Jones

(I to r) Dr. Carolyn Pass, Jason Penrod, Nancy Hoyt, and Scott Smith

Drs. Walter and Isabella Laude and Dorothy Wilson

Rev. and Mrs. James Cleare


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May 4 2011

Elder Ralph Roberts and Dorothy Wilson

Having a whole lot of fun at

Circle Dude Ranch


After capturing the flag,
Marsden Lewis gets a round
of high fives from his team-

Ten-year-old Argento Dedier rode his horse named Jewel for about an hour or so with others on a
beautiful trail.

Circle F Dude Ranch offers up 25 different activities throughout the campers' stay.(l to r) Anthony
Smith, Sam Ellington, Brice Eakins, Victor Badillo, Xavier Canales and in the back, Jackson Cook.

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May 4, 2011

Bok Tower Gardens presents

the Imperial Symphony

Hundreds turn out for Annual

Concert Under the Stars

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Hundreds of people sprawled across the lawns of Bok Tower Gardens awaiting the beginning of the Imperial Symphony.

Melissa and William Jamrozik enjoyed some food and drinks
before the concert.

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Nikki Hoagland and little one Ellie.

Grilling some chicken kabobs for her family and friends was
Carolyn Baruch on Saturday evening.

Ron Bigelow and Bev Jones posted by the base of the Bok Tower
waiting for the Imperial Symphony Orchestra.


Hunter Jackson and Emily Spencer from Lake Wales joined the
wide range of people at the Bok Tower Gardens.

Recently engaged Jeffrey Thenor and Tiffany Samuels enjoyed
the atmosphere Saturday evening.

Kim Wilbanks and Frances Wilson found it a little hard to choose
from the variety of dishes;

Taking the front row Rick and Charlene Leipply return to
another spectacular outdoor concert.

Annabelle, Zane, Sherri and Steve Newborn snacked on their
goodies moments before the show began.

Even before the concert
began, crowds began congre-
gating near the symphonic

The annual Bok Tower Gardens Concert Under the Stars has
become a treat many enjoy.

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