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Volume 91 Number 64
USPS NO 211-260
Frostproof, Polk County Florida 33843
Copyright 2011 Sun Coast Media Group, Inc.
Badcock's now a three-generation operation
By GARY FISH
Frostproof's Badcock Home Furniture and More
store celebrated a milestone last weekend: Three gen-
erations of ownership in the same family.
In fact, it was more than four decades ago when the
Scarborough's first got into the business.
"Two years ago I did not believe I would be selling
furniture but I purchased the store on June 7, 2011
from my mom, Beverly Scarborough, and became a
third generation owner of Badcock Furniture Store,
43 years and one day after Scarborough Furniture
Barry Scarborough with his mother Beverly, whom he
purchased the store from this summer.
was first incorporated," observed new owner Barry
"The articles of incorporation for Scarborough Fur-
niture were filed with the state of Florida on June 6,
1968 by my grandparents, Zed Charles Scarborough
and Rue May Scarborough. That was three days after
my first birthday and almost four years after my fa-
ther, James B. (Jimmy) Scarborough, started working
for his father Zed."
Actually, the beginning started more than 20 years
Sometime in late 1946 or early 1947 after returning
from the war, Zed started selling furniture in Frost-
proof. At that time the store was located at 1 E. Wall
St. He worked with a man out of Bartow by the name
Sometime in the late '40s to early 1950s Zed worked
for Earl Ware who owned three Badcock furniture
stores. Zed ran a route collecting payments and
selling furniture out of a truck. Of course his route
included Frostproof. Mr. Ware's stores were located
in Avon Park, Sebring and Lake Placid. Ware was
from the Tampa area and also owned a sleeper sofa
manufacturing company. He sold these sofas to the
"At that time Badcock did not sell appliances so
my grandfather had to keep two separate ledgers for
sales, one for the appliances owned by Mr. Ware and
one for furniture owned by the Badcock Corpora-
tion." stated Barry.
In 1955 Ware opened up a Badcock store in Frost-
proof and made Zed the manager of the store. This
store was located at 29 S. Scenic Highway. A gentle-
man by the name of Jack Head was the general man-
ager of all four stores for Mr. Ware.
Shortly after opening up the Frostproof store Mr.
Ware sold all four stores to the managers who ran
The late Jimmy Scarborough holds a picture of his father Zed,
who founded the Frostproof Badcock furniture store. This
summer, son Barry (in back) became the store's third-genera-
Barks and Bikes events returns Saturday
Weather should be great for man and beast alike at 4th annual event
The Frostproof Chamber of Com-
merce is planning a day of family fun,
food, antique cars, exercise and enter-
tainment Saturday, to be held at the
historic Depot in downtown Frostproof.
The theme of this year's event is Barks
Festivities start bright and early
Saturday, and weather forecasters are
predicting a perfect setting for the
event, starting at 8 a.m. with bicycle
rides of various lengths, from a family
fun ride of 12 miles around Lake Reedy,
up to a 32, 62 and 100 mile rides, for
serious bike riders. The entrance fee for
the bike ride is $15, which includes a
Dog events will kick off at 10 a.m.
starting with the popular dog show,
open to all for a minimal fee of $5 per
Classes will include biggest dog,
smallest dog, best costume, best trick,
obedience and cutest dog. Sticking with
the dog theme,
Polk County Sheriff's K-9 Detective
Steve Heiser will make a presentation
along with his German Shepherd, Luuk.
Other dog related events include Polk
County Animal control, dog related
vendors and pet photography. PHOTOS PROVIDEC
Another fun event is wiener dog
Bikers had to be up early to get registered and
BARK I7A off on their ride.
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Friday, Oct. 21
The Frostproof Bulldogs will be
S at home for a key district match up
against Sarasota Cardinal Mooney.
Kickoff at Faris Brannen Stadium is at
Saturday, Oct. 22
Barks and Bikes Festival
The Frostproof Chamber will pres-
ent its annual Bikes and Barks event,
featuring everything from a long-dis-
tance bike ride to dog shows. Vendors
will be set up in Friendship Park near
the Depot, with everything from food
to dog related items and everything in
between. Call the chamber at 635-9112
for more information. Bike ride begins
at 8 a.m. Antique car show will run
from 9 a.m. to noon. Dog events start
at 10 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 28
Murder Mystery Dinner
The Ramon Theater will be hosting
another popular murder mystery
dinner theater called "Evil Never Dies."
Dinner goers are encouraged to wear
their best Halloween costumes; prizes
will be awarded. Cost is $25 which
included dinner and the Ramon's own
"special cast of characters". Show starts
at 7 p.m. Go to www.ramontheater.com
to purchase tickets in advance (recom-
mended) or call the theater at 635-7222
for information or tickets.
Saturday, Nov. 5
Scenic Highway yard sale
SFrostproof will be one of the commu-
nities participating in the 39-mile
Scenic Highway Yard Sale, which will
run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more
information, visit www.ridgescenich-
ighway.com, or on Facebook at "the
Ridge Scenic Highway".
Monday, Nov. 7
City Council meeting
The Frostproof city council will hold
a regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m.
in city hall.
Tuesday, Nov. 8
The monthly community prayer
event will be held in the American
Legion Post 95 Memorial Auditorium in
Frostproof City Hall. Even is sponsored
by the Frostproof Ministerial Asso-
ciation, and runs from approximately
12:10 to 12:30 p.m. Free and open to
Thursday, Nov. 17
The Frostproof Area Chamber of
Commerce will hold its annual banquet
at 6:30 p.m. at the Ramon. Call the
chamber at 635-9112 for more informa-
tion. Highlight will be the announce-
ment of the Frostproof Man and
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The role of education in our community
Lake Wales is not a typical small city. While our
unique resources are many, we are very likely the only
community of our size in the nation that offers our
array of educational institutions.
Education has played a significant role in the
economy of Lake Wales for more than 80 years, but
that role has become broader and more diverse in the
last decade, and has undoubtedly helped to soften
the blow of the global economic re-alignment.
The first community in the United States to com-
plete the conversion of public schools into a five-
school charter school system, Lake Wales also offers
no less than three four-year colleges, plus a private
college prep academy and a independent charter
school for special needs children.
Webber International University was established in
1927, and has grown in recent years to a full four-year
school specializing in business degrees.
Warner University came to Lake Wales more than
40 years ago, and has expanded its programs, shifting
its focus in response to the influx of students from
across central Florida, who now make up 70% of the
Both Webber and Warner offer dormitory housing
for hundreds, while many additional students find
housing throughout the community.
Those valued resources were joined in the past
few years by the establishment of Polk State College,
See The Lake Wales News
Roundtable on education, Page 5A
which grew from a two year college to also offer lim-
ited four-year degrees. It now serves 500 day students
at its downtown location.
The Vanguard School has also been located in Lake
Wales for more than 40 years, and serves a small
resident population of international students eager
to advance into the renowned American university
The fastest-growing element of the local education
scene is Our Children's Academy, a charter school for
special needs students. Proving that education and
training are incredibly valuable especially to those
who have greater challenges, Our Children's is a suc-
cess story that has attracted students from across
southeastern Polk County.
Presently serving pre-school through sixth grade,
Our Children's will convert itself to the Our Chil-
dren's Network when it opens a new middle school
next year adjacent to the new Edward Bok Academy
Proving the cooperative nature of education locally,
Please release me, let me go F
A number of years ago, the State of
Florida established a "Do Not Call" list
with which Floridians could register to
stop junk phone calls.
Violators were subject to fines of
thousands of dollars per call.
In my experience, having registered
several times with this list over the
years, it is about as elective as those
little devices that clip to your belt and
drive away mosquitos with ultra-high
frequency sound waves.
Just how effective is Florida's "Do
Not Call" list? Even Florida's governor
ignores it, regularly showering us with
recorded messages proclaiming his
In the past couple of weeks, as my
number of junk e-mails has begun ap-
proaching 100 per day, I have resolved
to try to "unsubscribe" to junk e-mail
lists that I never subscribed to in the
For instance, I have no need for:
Women's hair care products.
More credit cards.
Credit scores or reports.
Surplus iPads selling for $17.57.
Automobile price lists.
More life insurance.
More health insurance.
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Commercial rental property in
S.L. Frisbie can be contacted at
Fifty-year-old single women.
Another college degree.
A new job.
And perhaps more than anything
else, a Genie Bra.
At first, I just clicked on the "report as
spam" button. Clearly nobody cared.
The spam continued to arrive like
mystery meat at an Army mess hall.
So then I started clicking on the "Un-
They are easy to spot, because they
are at the bottom of the junk e-mails,
printed so small they are all but impos-
sible to read.
Most of my "Unsubscribe" orders are
met with a promise to remove me from
the list within one day, or three to six
days, or 10 days, or two weeks.
A few tell me that my request has
been honored instantly.
Several even told me that my request
already was on file, but without expla-
nation as to why I was still getting their
On the other hand, some inform-me
Edward Bok is the newest school in Lake Wales, cre-
ated by the Lake Wales Charter School System using
buildings formerly part of Warner University. Bok
Academy filled a gap in the charter system, and now
ensures that local students may follow a continuous
path through the charter system for their entire K-12
More than 650 educators, support personnel and
administrators are employed locally by just the four
While those institutions could be located anywhere,
they each chose Lake Wales. The Lake Wales Charter
Schools and Polk State College employ almost 500
Together these schools attract thousands of ad-
ditional students who find their housing and other
needs locally. With their visiting family and friends,
they inject many millions of dollars annually into the
local economy, employing many hundreds more.
Through cooperative efforts with dozens of other
local organizations, these schools make an immea-
surable impact for the better on our local community.
The arts, community services, and even the Lake
Wales Police Department benefit from use of their
They are an honored resource, and a noteworthy
part of what makes Lake Wales a very special place to
my e-mail address and whatever per-
sonal information it has amassed about
me to other parties.
When it comes to junk e-mail, like
junk phone calls, you can run, but you
(S. L. Frisbie is retired. The president
of the publishing company to whom he
and Mary sold their newspapers nearly
five years ago has called him the patron
saint of lost causes. Trying to get off of
junk e-mail lists is his latest one.)
that the entity to whom I am sending
the "Unsubscribe" notice cannot be ac-
cessed through the link provided in the
e-mail for that purpose.
Some express regret, and others ask
me why I want to be removed.
A couple have removed me, and in
the same message, invited me to ask for
Some warn me that I will no longer be
favored with their e-mails. (Well, duh!)
A few arrogantly tell me that while
the sender will remove me from its own
junk e-mail list, it will continue to sell
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Page 4A Frostproof News
October 19, 2011
Educators brainstorm opportunities
Roundtable generates ideas
By MARY CANNADAY
Local educational leaders are unani-
mous in their belief that today's tough
economic times call for creativity and
Heads of five educational institu-
tions gathered last Wednesday at The
Lake Wales News office for a roundtable
discussion, outlining their respective
roles in the community and sharing
ideas for surviving and thriving in
today's economic climate.
Taking questions from the edito-
rial staff and each other, participants
PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ
Dr. Cathy Wooley-Brown was present with a
smile and much information about Vanguard
School, its recent achievements and expan-
Dr. Keith Wade, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Webber University
Dr. Greg Hall, President of Warner
Jesse Jackson, Superintendent of
the Lake Wales Charter School system
Dr. CathyWooley-Brown, President
of the Vanguard School
Sharon McManus, Executive Direc-
tor of "Our Children's Academy and
Rehab," soon to be renamed "Our Chil-
The group members were initially
asked how they see their role in the
Hall/Warner "We are an institution
that educates students largely from this
He noted that
"We used to have
from up north and
the international -
community, but -- '
the enrollment is -...
more local now. Of
the student body, .. ;
70 percent are cur-
rently from Central
Florida, according li*i
provided by War-
ner. "We see our
presence as geared
to the economy
of the area, such
as education and
"We have been
just outside the
city limits since
1927. We are now two colleges, recently
merging with St. Andrews College in
Laurinburg, North Carolina," Wade
said. He noted although St. Andrews
had a wide diversity of programs,
including a renowned equestrian
program, "Webber decided to serve the
same niche we always have. We are still
a business school."
Wade, like Hall, noted that in re-
cent years their enrollment was more
localized. "About 60 percent are local,
20 percent from throughout the U.S.,
and 20 percent international. Webber
provides what Wade called "leadership
training," and said that many of their
graduates are in the school system, law
Wade noted that
S their students tutor
and take on other
in the community.
They also do some
for local non-profit
Academy: said the
and physical needs
of special needs
ing a vacuum
left by the public
the Polk District's
emphasis is more
Our Children's has on staff a number
of behavioral therapists, speech and
language therapists, and occupational
therapists, among other specialists.
McManus noted the school's enroll-
ment has gone from 18 to 180 students
and said the school is adding a portable
classroom to allow for another 20 stu-
dents. They also plan to open a middle
school near Bok Academy in the fall of
2012, she said.
McManus said they specifically chose
Lake Wales, for the supportive commu-
nity and also because the Lake Wales
Charter School system had paved the
Our Children's Academy Executive Director
Sharon McManus listens intently as her
colleagues share ideas on bettering their
schools and offering more opportunities to
PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ
Dr. Gregory V. Hallpresident of Warner Univer-
sity, described for his fellow educators the style
of education at the University.
Frostproof News Page 5A
October 19, 2011
A A rt- roNwsOcoer19-2
TABLE: Generating id
FROM PAGE 5A
way for Our Children's status as a char-
ter school a relatively new concept
Jesse Jackson/Lake Wales Charter
Schools: Jackson said he sees the Lake
Wales Charter system as an integral
part of the community, not as an isolat-
ed entity. "So many have come together
for what we consider a 'new economy'
for this area, through such avenues
as the charter's career academies," he
said. He noted that currently, about 30
percent of high school graduates go
to college. "Now, we are saying what
about career opportunities for those
who don't go off to college?" Jackson
said the charter schools also provide
growth experiences for their students,
for example, taking them to Tallahassee
to sit in on legislative sessions. "I hear
them talking to each other afterward,
and they come back with a real sense
of excitement. The world is on a fast
spin, and we want the students to see
how the world works," Jackson said.
Sixty to 70 percent of the area's families
are impoverished, Jackson said, so the
charter system's challenge is to provide
opportunities for all its students.
The Vanguard School is a private
school that serves international and
out-of-state students as well as local
youth, providing a highly individual-
ized curriculum. Some students board
at the school, and some live locally.
"When I came to Vanguard, they had
positioned themselves as 'sort of part of
the community,'" Brown said.
"We've worked very hard to become
part of, and partners with, the com-
munity ... We used to be Lake Wales
best-kept secret," he added. "I've had
people come up to me and say, 'i've
lived here 40 years and have never been
to this facility'."
Sqme of the community initiatives
Vanguard has undertaken include mak-
ing more scholarships available and
partnering with the 1ake Wales Police
by providing a SWAT course near the
school. They also have monthly "Bistro"
events that are open to the public and
will host the Bach Festival this year.
The Issue of Resources:
The roundtable participants also
addressed funding, specifically the
shrinking amount of dollars coming
to education. Jackson noted that the
LWCS' new status as a Local Education
Authority (LEA) would allow them to
apply locally federal dollars that other-
wise may have been used elsewhere in
The educators shared some of the
ways they collaborate for economic
Webber and Warner share an insur-
ance pool, and a library consortium
PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ
Now this is a room full of power, education at its finest. From left: Webber International University President Dr. H. Keith Wade, Vanguard School
President Dr. Cathy Wooley-Brown, Lake Wales Charter School Superintendent Jesse Jackson, Our Children's Academy Executive Director Sharon
McManus, Lake Wales News Reporter Mary Cannaday, Political Activist Robert Connors, Warner University President Dr. Gregory V. Hall.
(Ebscohost) and have sought a grant
for a "Lambda Rail" which is a low-
cost, high speed Internet system. They
also use the state purchasing system,
including buying furniture from the
Florida Prisoners' (PRIDE) program.
Our Children's Academy is collabo-
rating with Bok Academy in starting up
their new middle school, and is leasing
the land from Warner. Our Children's
also provides some therapeutic services
to the Charter School System.
Jackson noted the charter school
system has been communicating with
Roosevelt, a non-charter school, about
perhaps offering some vocational
classes there. The two schools may also
collaborate on the upcoming city-wide
agriculture program, which Jack-
son hopes will provide enough fresh
produce to supply their food service
The economy is pretty much compel-
ling all public entities to regroup.
McManus noted that the state just
abolished Medi-Pass, which was one
insurance billing avenue for the school,
and "As of Nov. 1, we're going to take a
big hit." Also, federal stimulus money,
which funded many school positions
statewide, will be gone.."We are in a
serious position financially," McManus
Wade and Hall noted assistance for
college students is dwindling as well,
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Wade noted that Webber had actually
lost some students because of the cuts
to Bright Futures.
Education's contribution to the
labor market: One thing is clear; these
five centers of learning are a boon to
the area's job market. In addition to the
spin-off effects on the local economy,
the schools' employment rates are:
Warner 200 employees; Our Chil-
dren's Academy 60 employees; Lake
Wales Charter Schools 400 employees,
Vanguard 100 employees; Webber, just
under 200 employees.
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on E. US 98'
October 19, 2011
e gaP 6A Frostproof News
BADCOCK: Three generations
FROM PAGE 1A
Barry's Father, Jimmy Scarborough,
started working for his father Zed in
February 1962, shortly after graduat-
ing high school. In the late '70s Zed
New store owner Barry Scraborough with daught
suffered a heart attack and Jimmy took
over the day to day operations of the
store. Jimmy Scarborough went on to
open a Badcock store in Sandersville,
Ga., in 1985 which he later sold to the
Barry commented, "I worked for my
father in the summer and fall of 1985 in
ing from high
off to college."
also has an-
claim to fame.
rj opened the
er Savana and son Tanner. store located
outside of the
state of Florida. This store was opened
in Valdosta, Georgia in September
1967," he said.
According to the company, there are
now more than 300 store locations in
eight states. The W.S. Badcock Furni-
ture Company dates back to 1904.
In 1988 Jimmy had a new store built
at the current location 500 North Sce-
nic Highway. That store was severely
damaged by hurricane Charley in
August 2004 and rebuiltat the same lo-
cation. Barry later worked for his father
again for two years in 1996 and 1997.
Jimmy Scarborough bought the
LaBelle Badcock store in 1996 which
he also later sold to the store manager.
Jimmy continued to own and operate
the store in Frostproof until he passed
away in September 2010.
"My mother, Beverly Scarborough,
took over the store after my father
passed away until I purchased the store
from her, 43 years and 1 day after Scar-
borough Furniture was first incorpo-
rated," he added. "My parents worked
together in the store for over 48 years
a true testament to their love for each
other and the love they have for the
town of Frostproof."
The Scarborough family has been
very instrumental helping families
furnish their homes and by taking a
chance on people establishing their
first line of credit, I know because the
author of this article was one of them
39 years ago.
Barry and his family, wife Sherri,
daughter Savana and son Tanner, will
be a new generation store owner to
continue the legacy in Frostproof.
Bikers get ready to head off into sunny skies at last year's event. Riders have the option of going
on rides of varying lengths, up to 100 miles if they wish.
BARK: Event Saturda
races! There is no entrance fee to ente(
the wiener dog races, although it is re-
quested that folks interested in entering
show up no later than 10a.m.
Entry forms for both the dog show
and the bike rides are available from
the Chamber of Commerce and also
online on the website at www.frost-
Jaylyn McKinney has been selected
as the Frostproof Bulldogs Player of
the Week. McKinney helped
the junior varsity Bulldogs go
undefeated until the final game of
the season. He was called up to the
varsity before that final JV game and
contributed several of the team's
best runs in a 41-0 loss to Hardee,
at Hardee, in a non-district match up
as Frostproof fell to 3-3 on the
October is the American Humane As-
sociation's Adopt-A-Dog Month and the
Froscproof Barks and Bikes fall festival
will have shelter andcrescue groups
from Polk Counrt with adoptable dogs
There will also be information avail-
able regarding questions about pet
For more information, contact the
chamber at 635-9112.
Claudette Roache of Frostproof passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2011 at the Tampa
General Hospital. She was born June 17, 1934 in Miami; and came here 30 years
ago from Jamaica. She was a garden center operator and of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include her husband, Charlie Abel; daughter, Amber Willis of Frostproof;
granddaughter, Kimberly Kasparian of Avon Park; and a great-grandchild, Amari
Kasparian of Avon Park. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences may
be sent to the family at www.marionnelsonfuneralhome.com.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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October 19 2011
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The countdown is on for the fourth
annual 39-Mile Yard Sale will be on Sat-
urday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
. Bargain-hunters will find all sorts
of "treasures" along the Ridge Scenic
Highway (State Road 17) between
Frostproof and Haines City. Residents
as well as businesses along the route
are setting up sales tables offering a
wide array of "finds" for the canny
According to Susan Welborn, the
chair of the event, "People from all over
the region drive the drive and buy, buy,
She noted she and a team of people
from the Ridge Scenic Highway Man-
agement Entity came up with the annu-
al yard sale as a way to build economic
activity along the historic route which
connected the east Polk cities and
communities of Frostproof, Hillcrest
Heights, Babson Park, Lake Wales, Lake
of the Hills, Dundee and Haines City.
"It is such a beautiful road of rolling
hills, marked with beautiful lakes, gor-
geous citrus groves, charming towns,
historic buildings, and gracious "old .
Florida" homes ... and we want people
to see it all and find some bargains
along the way," she added.
Diana Webster Biehl, a Frostproof
committee member added, "Any resi-
dent living on the route can set up a
yard on Nov. 5 and take advantage of
the 'shopping and stopping' traffic."
She added If your clutter is getting
to you, now is the time to gather it up,
clear it out of closets, cabinets and the
garage, clean it up and get it all ready
For those who do not have property
right on the highway, there are also
"community locations" for area resi-
dents or vendors to set up items for
There is a $10 charge for spaces in
the community locations in downtown
Frostproof, Babson Park, Lake Wales
Additional organization sales sites to
date include St. Anne Catholic Church
in Haines City, Lake of the Hills Com-
munity Center (north of Lake Wales),
Lake Wales Care Center, Lake Wales
Association of Realtors, and the Ridge
Audobon Center in Babson Park.
Several businesses along the route
are also setting up special sidewalk
This annual event is organized by the
Ridge Scenic Highway Corridor Man-
agement Entity to bring people from
the region to the communities along
the Ridge Scenic Highway, stimulating
the economy and exposing them to
the unique vistas of the Ridge Scenic
Economists say that 85 visitors bring
one job to the area. This event really
makes an impact and draws visitors
from all over the region.
This event is sponsored by Ben
Hill Griffin, Inc., Bok Tower Gardens,
Edward Jones Investments, Florida's
Natural, Hunt Bros., Lake Wales Care
Center, Lake of the Hills Community
Club, Sun Media Group (The Frostproof
News, the Lake Wales News, Your Haines
City Herald), the City of Frostproof, the
Town of Hillcrest Heights, the City of
Lake Wales, the Town of Dundee, and
For questions or to reserve a spot at
one of the community locations, con-
tact one of the following:
Susan Welborn, Chair, 39-Mile Yard
Sale at (863) 638-7308
Frostproof native new principal
Countdown on for 39-mile
Scenic Highway yard sale
Russell was most recently a mid-
dle school math department chair
for the Cyfair Independent School
District where she also served as a
member of the school advisory com-
Russell has a BA. and M.EH. in
Health Administration and a Masters
of Education in Special Education
from Armstrong Atlantic State Uni-
versity. She volunteers as president
of the Westfield Cowboys and Cow-
girls Football and Drill Team.
Keene graduates basic training
Army Pfc. Jonathan R. Keene has
graduated from basic infantry training
at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of training,
the soldier received training in drill and
ceremonies, weapons, map reading,
tactics, military courtesy, military jus-
tice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army
history, core values and traditions.
Additional training included de-
velopment of basic combat skills and
battlefield operations and tactics, and
experiencing use of various weapons
and weapons defenses available to the
Keene is the son of Jessica Goff of S.
Floral Avenue, Bartow, and James Keene
Sr. of Wakeford Road, Lake Wales, who
is the Department of Public Works
director in Frostproof.
Jonathan is a 2011 graduate of Bartow
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Students, parents break bread (well donuts, actually)
School staff arrived Friday at Ben Hill Griffin Elementary School with a little different task than
usual on the agenda: Getting ready to feed the participants in the school's annual Parent Student
Friday's breakfast event at Ben Hill Griffin Elementary School provided parents a chance to have
breakfast with their children, and interact with school personnel in a more informal setting.
Third grader Alana Redding with Leah Redding and Clifford Gardner.
PHOTOS BY K.M. THORNTON SR.
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Schoo. This year's event was held last Friday.
Fourth grader Kearstin Kenshalo enjoys one of the glazed donuts with her mother Candy
October 19, 2011
Frostproof News Page 9A
Partying for the annual citrus crop estimate
By BILL RETTEW JR.
About 75 citrus growers and politi-
cians, including Gov. Rick Scott, trav-
eled by dirt road, Wednesday, to a barn
within a citrus grove to hear the annual
United States Department of Agricul-
ture citrus crop estimate.
As part of a brief break from the
carnival-like atmosphere, a dropping
pin could have been heard, as growers
listened to increased orange crop pro-
jections during a live radio broadcast
from Arcadia at 8:30 a.m. Several grow-
ers gasped during the announcement.
The USDA estimated that Florida
2011-12 orange crop production will
top 147 million boxes, or be up 5 per-
cent from last year.
A lot of hand shaking took place.
Wednesday's breakfast was the first
time a governor attended the breakfast
held this year at Ray-Bob Groves in
Rep. Ben Albritton, Secretary of
Agriculture Adam Putnam, state Sen.
and Appropriations Committee Chair
JD Alexander and State Rep. and House
Appropriations Committee Chair De-
nise Grimsley greeted the growers.
Albritton works 350 acres of fam-
ily groves and enjoyed attending the
"Part of it is a culture," said Albritton.
"We look forward to it.
147 million boxes
PHOTO BY BILL RETTEW JR.
A Citrus Mutual Worker marks the board Wednesday during the annual citrus crop estimates.
"It's kind of like a traditional holiday.
We celebrate citrus for a day."
Putnam is also a citrus grower.
"This builds camaraderie in the
industry and brings people together,"
said Putnam, Bartow native.
Albritton cited the movie "Trading
Places" as an example of how the com-
modity markets function.
Typically a higher crop estimate
drives prices that growers receive
down. Prices regularly rise when a
smaller crop is projected.
Citrus might still garner more value
this year for growers since less product
is warehoused than usual, according to
Although other organizations make
predicted for year
earlier projections, the USDA estimate
is still recognized as the benchmark
standard. The USDA numberkeepers
are reportedly sequestered the night
before the announcement.
"It's very sensitive, but not as sensi-
tive as it was 30 years ago," said Albrit-
Putnam said that the statistics imme-
diately posted at the breakfast "set the
torie" for what growers can expect to
recover for their fruit. Putnam said that
the yearly estimate spreads "tentacles
into every aspect of the industry."
During a lighter moment and as part
of a grove tour, Putnam told the gover-
nor that he had hand-harvested fruit
and pruned trees after freezes.
"But I'm no Abe Lincoln," Putnam
Traditionally a shotgun is given away
to the lottery-winning-grower mak-
ing the closest projection prior to the
USDA crop estimate. This year the win-
ner received a grill suitable for place-
ment on the tailgate of pickup truck in
the parking lot prior to a Gators game.
Scott was just a million off with his
guess at 148 million boxes of oranges.
As part of a news release, Michael
W. Sparks, executive VP/CEO of the
event's sponsor, Florida Citrus Mutual,
said that he has visited several groves
"This number is not a surprise,"
said Sparks. "We've had good rain over
the summer and large bloom in the
spring so this is pretty close to what we
Ellis Hunt, of Hunt Brothers said the
projection was the perfect number.
"It hit the sweet spot," said Hunt.
PHOTO BY BILL RETTEW JR.
Florida Secretary of Agriculture Adam Putnam has a cup of coffee as he speaks with Gov. Rick
Scott Wednesday prior to the start of the citrus estimate. It was held at Ray-Bob Groves in
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Diversify Florida, Atwater contends
By JEFF ROSLOW
JeffAtwater says Florida has to in-
crease its diversity to recover from the
downturn in its economy but in order
to that the national economy has to do
He told that to the Tiger Bay Club
Monday in his appearance there Mon-
The state's chief financial officer also
told his audience that he is a "big fan"
of the job Gov. Rick Scott has done
because the governor has not only
stuck to his campaign pledges but he is
carrying that out.
"I'm a big fan," Atwater, one of three
Cabinet members of the state of Flori-
da, said. "I rate him very highly. It's nice
to find someone who would do what he
said he would do. Florida is managing
itself well and he is clear on where he
is going and he is not bending over for
any constituent group."
This comes on the heels of Gov. Scott
coming under some fire that he may
not create 700,000 jobs in seven years
as he said during his campaign. Last
Thursday, Scott on a radio show in Mai-
tland said, "The bottom line is, I could
argue that I don't have to create any
jobs. I just have to make sure we don't
On the radio show last Thursday,
conservative host broadcaster Bud
Hedinger showed a video to him of
the 700,000 pledge and the governor
said he does not want to be held the
He did say, though, that he is working
toward creating jobs, but he said the
lack of job growth nationally is playing
a part in his plan.
"I mean, what I'm saying is, whatever
the economy does, I'm working on
700,000 jobs over the next seven years
because if you look at the last four
years in our state, we've lost jobs," he
The national picture of job growth to
help Florida also took a part in At-
water's assessment of the state of the
He said Florida is currently the fourth
largest state in the U.S. and within two
years it will pass new York to become
the country's third largest state. He
said the state's gross domestic product
ranks it 16th in the world, "but we have
Florida's unemployment rate at 10.7
percent in the last monthly report,
rates 1 point higher than the national
average and he said revenues by sales
tax in this state dropped from $29
billion to $21 billion in the last 30
months. Florida's foreclosure rate, he
said, is also almost double the national
percentage while home values have
dropped about 50 percent.
In a large way, the way to get out is
"we must diversify our economy."
"But," he added, "Florida has done so
many things right," and it will go a long
way to helping the economy.
He said the constitutional amend-
ment to balance the budget will help.
He said that has helped Florida earn a
triple A rating from Standard & Poors.
And, he said, Barron's has rated Florida
as a top financial management state.
"All this has been accomplished in a
country where America is being down-
graded," he said.
But, he said, that has to go the other
way for Florida to recover from the cur-
"Our long-term prosperity depends
on national," he said.
He said the federal government has
to balance the budget.
He also said there needs to be a
discussion about entitlements as things
have changed drastically since they
"Governments should never overlook
those in the greatest of need, but we
need to look at entitlements," he said.
When Social Security was started, he
said, people's life expectancy was 58 for
men and 61 for women.
It has grown tremendously since
"Now there may not be the dollars
there for us to expect a benefit."
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Hardee loss needs to be forgotten in a hurry
Big playoff implications in
By BRIAN ACKLEY
The Hardee Wildcats came into Fri-
day night's game against Frostproof
undefeated this year.
The Bulldogs came in under-
The result was predictable.
Hardee rolled up three first-half
touchdowns, and added three more
in the second half en route to a
relatively easy 41-0 win. The Wildcats
had outscored its opponents 166-47
in their first five starts of the season,
but had not posted a shutout until
Frostproof, whether it be injury, ill-
ness or suspension, was short-hand-
ed from the start, and even though
the effort was still there, Hardee was
simply too much to handle. The loss
makes Frostproof 3-3 on the year.
It's sets the stage for the most
important game of the season Friday
at home against Cardinal Mooney, a
Class 3A, District 6 foe. Win, and the
Bulldogs playoffs hopes are still very
much alive, and in their own hands.
Lose, and the playoff push comes to
PHOTOS BY K.M. THORNTON SR.
The Frostproof Cheelreaders acknowledged Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the banner they made for the players to run through before last
Friday night's game in Hardee. Very nice, ladies.
a screeching halt.
Frostproof continues to try to find
bodies to play. An influx of three
junior varsity players, all of whom
acquitted themselves well at Hardee
despite their lack of varsity experi-
ence, has helped. A second wave of
JV player, fresh off a 5-1 season, will
help starting this week.
Friday Night Preview
WHAT: Cardinal Mooney
Cougars (3-4, 1-0) at Frostproof
Bulldogs (3-3, 0-1)
*WHERE: Faris Brannen Sta-
*WHEN: Friday night, 7 p.m.
FROSTPROOF PLAYERS TO
WATCH: Bulldogs will need a
good effort on both sides of the
ball to even their district record.
Reinforcements come up from
the junior varsity team this week
in force, after JV Bulldogs com-
piled a 5-1 season, losing only
their season finale after starting
quarterback Xavier Gaines and
running back Jaylan McKinney
were called up to reinforce a
seriously depleted varsity roster.
Both handled themselves well in
loss at powerful Hardee. Expect
more youngsters to play a role as
season winds on.
CARDINAL MOONEY PLAY-
ERS TO WATCH: Much of the
Cougars' success revolves around
junior Anthony Caiazzo, who in
seven games has rolled tip 1,297
yards on the ground. Two weeks
ago, he set a school record by
rushing for 366 yards in a 35-21
win over Lakeland Christian in
a division match up. Last week,
he bettered his own mark by one
yard, carrying the ball a whop-
ping 43 times.
Cardinal Mooney can move
through the air too, if need be.
Quarterback Sean McAdams has
thrown for 797 yards this year.
Receiver Rick Pecorelli has 31
grabs for 403 yards.
Harris said that the school has not
received any word yet after appealing
the suspensions of offensive lineman
Dustin Saiz and Toddrick Gaines.
On the good news front, lineman
Juan Castillo is back this week, and
Dakota McCullers, who has been
fighting pneumonia, is expected to
be well enough to contribute at least
"We got some guys who didn't have
any varsity experience some varsity
experience Friday night, that's always
a good thing," Coach Price Harris
noted. "It is what it is. We didn't get it
Mooney has a huge weapon in
Anthony Caiazzo, who has rushed for
almost 1300 yards in seven games.
"He's not a big guy, but they open
holes for him and he's got great vi-
sion," Harris said. "He's very quick
and he runs very hard. We're going in
frying to stop the run."
After a strong opening two quar-
ters, Hardee showed their strength
right away again in he second half,
needing just four plays to go 60-yards
for a score. Frostproof had executed
an on-side kick well, and was in posi-,
tion to get the ball, but just could
not come up with it on a night where
every mistake was seemingly magni-
Page 12A Frostproof News
October 19, 2011
FOOTBALL: Playoff implications
FROM PAGE 12A
Ladarius Simpson took it in from
14 yards out to make it 28-0 early in
the third quarter.
Frostproof's best scoring chance-
of the night came on its ensuing
possession, driving to the Wildcats
seven. But penalties pushed the
Bulldogs in the wrong direction, and
a Tyrone Hamilton field goal try was
Fifteen seconds into the final
period, Hardee hit pay dirt for a fifth
time when Deonte Evans returned an
interception 60-yards for a score. The
PAT try failed, and the Wildcats lead
was stretched to 34-0. Aaron Barker
made it 41-0 with 4:44 to play on a
short touchdown run. That Hardee
drive was kept alive by a 4th-and-5
conversion at the Frostproof 14.
The Bulldogs only managed 117
yards in total offense.
The first two quarters weren't
pretty, from Frostproof's perspective
Frostproof opened the game
smartly, with a pass to Terrance
Larkin covering 15 yards for a first
down at the Bulldogs own 41. A nine
yard run by Reggie Allen set up the
offense with a second and short at
midfield, but two runs were stuffed
at the line of scrimmage, and-a bad
snap on fourth down resulted in just
a four yard punt.
In business on their own 46 on
their first possession, the Wildcats
inside the Frostproof 20. But on a
4th-and-12, Mike McFarlane chased
the runner out of bounds on a screen
play, well short of the first down.
Frostproof's offense went three
and out, and Hardee really tipped
the field in their favor when Evans
returned the punt all the way to the
Bulldogs six. Two players later, Keyon
Brown bullied his way from two
yards out. The PAT kick was good and
the hosts held a 7-0 lead with just
over two minutes to play in the first
They made it 14-0 halfway through
the second quarter, thanks to an as-
sist from the Bulldog defense, which
was flagged for jumping offside on a
Two plays later, quarterback Colby
Baker scrambled and eluded two
Bulldog rushers before finding Evans
in the end zone on a 25-yard pass
SIt soon ballooned to 21-0 as the
Wildcats needed just three plays to
go 52 yards, most of it on a Baker
run. The short drive was capped on
a pass to Keshun Rivers, and Hardee
led 21-0 with 2:59 to go before inter-
The Bulldogs had their best scor-
ing opportunity just before the half,
recovering a Wildcats fumble inside
Hardee territory. Aided in large part
by penalties, including a 15-yarder
for roughing the passer, Frostproof
was at the Hardee 14 with 14 seconds
to go when Jenkins was intercepted.
Harris said the approach remains
"We're working hard, and prepar-
ing very well. They know what at
stake," Harris added. "If we win,
we've got a chance to go to the
playoffs. If we lose we're out. And it's
homecoming week, so they're staying
Frostproot runner Kaleel Gaines looks to escape the autches ot this Hardee defender.
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JV Bulldogs miss undefeated
fall in finale
The Bulldogs only touchdown against Desota came on this pass play and dive to the goal line by wide out Major Plain.
Jaylan McKinneyhad a big night on the ground against Avon park, as the Frostproof JV football
team raced to a 38-0 win over Avon Park. McKinney and two others were called up to the varsity
squad a week later to bolster their depleted ranks.
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or course, as the Frostproof JV Bulldogs battled Desoto in their season finale. Desoto spoiled
Frostproof's bid for a perfect season by winning 14-0.
Page 14A Frostproof News
October 19 2011
News from the Frostproof Art League
We were excited to get back to our
fall schedule; things were getting a little
bit quiet, even for us.
We, as is every one else, have been
affected by the changing economy
and of necessity have made some
changes around the Gallery. We not
only have fine Art on display and for
sale, we also have some craft items.
We have an Artist of the Month dis-
play that changes, curiously enough,
every month. We have movable display
areas that can easily be reconfigured in
order to change the look of the Gallery
And we have many new and exciting
Classes to offer this year also.
The first offering of the year is a two
day class with Tom Freeman on Oct.
26 and 27. Tom will help us paint an
animal portrait, and will be entertain-
ing, helpful and instructive as usual.
He has been very good to us for many.
Years and we appreciate his generosity
to our Gallery.
Regular classes began the week of
Oct. 30 and will go to the end of the
season. The schedule:
Monday: Pat Bowen, oils and acryl-
ics. 9 a.m. to noon; Robert MacMillen,
drawing, 1 to 3 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30. *
Tuesday: Martha Neher, simple
beading, 10 a.m. to noon; Pat Bowen,
oils and acrylics, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.;
Simple Beading 10 a.m. to noon.
*Wednesday: Barb Grover, crochet
necklaces from 1 to 3p.m. and Robert
MacMillen, drawing, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30
*Thursday: Kay Hutzelman, Gayle
Reeder and Martha Neher, fabric em-
bellishment from 1 to 3 p.m.
Friday: Lois Kimball, beginning wa-
ter color from 9 a.m. to noon: Bebecca
Smith, art quilting from 1 to 3 p.m., 9
a.m. to 12 p.m.
Saturday: Judy, landscape quilting
from 9 a.m. to noon, Chris Beddow,
quilting bee from 1 to 3 p.m.
Please call (863) 635-7271 for ad-
ditional class information or to sign
up for a class. You can also find us on
Facebook and at frostproofartleague.
blogspot.com. or at Frostproof 12.net.
Please watch those sites for class up-
dates and new offerings. Cathy Futral
will do a class after the first of the year.
That date will be announced when
This year has been a sad year for
Frostproof Art League. We lost two of
our well loved Art icons. George Jack-
son left us on Aug. 14, 2011 and Leon
Gifford left on Oct. 10, 2011. Our loss
is Heaven's gain. We will miss both of
these wonderful men.
George and Leon were very active at
the Art League for many years, hold-
ing various offices and enthusiastically
supporting us at every turn.
George, because of his illness, was
quiet and didn't speak much. He always
got his point across though and he
never lost his sense of humor, you just
had to wait a little longer for the punch
George was always busy; he was an
inspiration to all of us. He never was in
full control of that power wheelchair
though, at least that's what I like to
think. If you didn't keep an eye on him
or move quickly enough he could run
George had a strong will to live, and
for him, that meant giving, volunteer-
ing. He never stopped trying to help
make the world a little better place for
the rest of us. We will always remember
George and the way he encouraged
the rest of us to be more and do more.
George was a great salesman and pro-
moter of the Art League.
There is a word that describes Leon
perfectly. It isn't used much any more
but next to the word "curmudgeon"
in the dictionary, there ought to be a
picture of Leon Gifford.
He had a wonderful sense of humor,
a very dry humor. He could tell de-
tailed, colorful stories with a straight
face that would have the whole room
laughing. Leon voted "nay" on every
motion that came up at the Board
meetings. He didn't necessarily disagree
with the motions; he just didn't want to
let anything go past him untested.
Leon was a wonderful artist. His art
is not only technically good but shows
emotion and just pulls you in to the
He was always very encouraging to
Jonte Sergeant has been selected as
the Lake Wales Highlander Player of
the Week. Sergeant stepped up in
the wake of an injury to running
back Glenn Redding and while only
carrying 11 times, scored three
touchdowns. His scoring runs came
on plays of 24, three and three yards
as Lake Wales defeated Haines City
47-14 on the road, to improve to
6-0 on the season.
other artists, no matter how bad the
art. Leon always found something good
to say or ways to be instructive without
being negative about others work. Leon
loved Ryan Bailey and we know they
were glad to see each other again.
George and Leon were warm, won-
derful people. They were good friends
and, each in his own way, made great
contributions to the Frostproof Art
League and Gallery. They will live on in
the hearts and minds of all of us who
knew and loved them.
It is with both sorrow and joy that we
say goodbye to these two men. Sor-
row that we will no longer see them in
this world, and joy that they are whole,
healthy and happy in Heaven. Even
now George is organizing the Angels
and encouraging more and better mu-
sic in Heaven while greeting each new
soul that comes through the Golden
Leon is busily painting murals on all
. the clouds and portraits or caricatures
of the angels, while making up hu-
morous stories and keeping everyone
laughing. We love and miss both of
you and, in God's time, we will see you
PHOTO BY DEBRA GOUVELLIS
The Frostproof Bulldogs swim team honored team seniors at their Lake Wales YMCA swim meet
last week. Pictured seniors: Sam Mercer, Emmie Babington, Erin Sullivan and Taylor Dickinson.
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October 19, 2011
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PHOTO BY K.M. THORNTON
And then there was one. A one-car accident
last week took out another of Frostproof's
iconic tall palm trees on Scenic Highway North.
A second similar palm was hit earlier this
summer, and it too was removed, meaning
there is just one of the palms left near the
corner of Scenic and B Street. There are several
more similar but smaller palms near the
comer of Scenic and F Street. Buddy Hopson,
a Frostproof lifer, took down the remaining
part of the tree after the accident, according to
Frostproof Department of Public Works Cheif
James Keene. Keene said Hopson remembers
the trees being there when he was a child.
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2011 NISSAN VERSA
TOTAL SAVINGS...... 2000
2012 NISSAN SENTRA
HILL......... -100 0
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2011 NISSAN QUEST
HILL ....... -750 ,
TOTAL SAINGS....1 5 0 0
2011 NISSAN TITAN
2011 NISSAN ARMADA
2012 HV CARGO VAN
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October 19, 2011