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Wednesday

February 15, 2012


Frostproof News


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Drum and bugle corps comes ca


Sun Devils


hoping to call Frostproof home, council to vote


Monday


By BRIAN ACKLEY
EDITOR
Yes, that is the sound of a drum and
bugle corps you might have heard
across Frostproof recently. .
And Monday night, the city council
here will likely decide if the Sun Devils
can start calling Frostproof home.
The drum and bugle corps is big
business. As part of the Drums Corps of
America, the group which contains both
teenaged members and adults and travels
to all parts of the country to big shows.
In fact, they are hoping to host their own
show in Frostproof later this summer.
And because the group has members
from South and Central Florida, Frostproof


is a convenient central meeting point. In
addition, Frostproof is already represented
in the group by the middle senior high
school's own David Blackmon. He is the
school's band director, and is the Sun
Devils' assistant executive director.
On Feb. 7, the city council agreed to
consider a resolution that would give a
conditional waiver to the group, in case
it violates the city's noise ordinances.
Only ordinances require a first and
second reading, so since the exemption
can be granted by resolution, the only
vote on the matter is expected Monday.
The Sun Devils are hoping to use
Dunham Field for their practice sessions,
which generally occur every other week-
end. Saturday run all day, and Sunday


rehearsals usually last a few hours in the
afternoon only.
According to the group's website, www.
sundevilsdrumcorps.org, their next prac-
tice sessions would be Feb. 25 and 26.
. City council member Ralph Waters
said he heard the corps rehearsing on a
recent Sunday, and didn't find the noise
to be objectionable.
"Coming out of church Sunday they
were playing but it was not very loud,"'
he said. "It sounded distant."
Chamber of Commerce President
Wesley Wise said the association would
be a good one for the city.
"There would be a positive economic
impact for Frostproof," Wise said, not-
ing that corps members stay in the area


overnight on the weekends they are
practicing. "They've been here twice,
and we've had no complaints from
anybody. The noise level should be no
louder than our high school band. It
would be a positive thing for them to
say Frostproof is their home."
He also said the group might be able
to at times provide entertainment for
community events at no cost, and that
he would ask the group to project their
instruments toward the lake, and away
from any nearby residences.
The group said they looked into using
a high school field, but found out that
would cost them $14,000.
CORPS 5A


A Hall of a good time


PHOTO BY K.M. THORNTON SR.
Three new inductees were welcomed into the Frostproof Sports Hall of Fame during ceremonies recently, including
Bob Ford, pictured here, along with Clarie Bush and Mark Wilson. A full story on the inductees will be published in
next week's edition of the Frostproof News.


TODAY'S
CONTENTS






7 05252 00025 8


Windham settles in


as new principal


By BECKY DONADIO
NEWS CORRESPONDENT
For the first time in many
years, staff and students at
Frostproof Middle Senior High
School have a new leader.
In January, Kyle Windham
became the new principal,
culminating a Polk County
school career that started just
up the road a bit.
Born and raised in Lake
Wales, Windham comes from
a family of educators. Both
parents have been in the
school system for more than
40 years.
His father was a phys ed
teacher and math teacher at
Lake Wales High School and
his mother was an elemen-
tary teacher. Windham actu-
ally received his high school
diploma from his father, who
was principal of Lake Wales
High School at the time.
Windham has an associate's
degree in Liberal Arts from
Polk Community College. He
also has a bachelor's degree in
Mathematics from Lee College
in Cleveland, Tennessee, and a
master's degree in Educational


Leadership from the Univer-
sity of South Florida.
Frostproof "is like home to
me" says Windham because
a lot of the teachers on staff
when he taught here are still
here
today.
Many
gave
him
tips on
instruct- -
ing and
manag-
ing a
class-
room.
noted KYLE WINDHAM
that
Patricia Bush was his mentor
when he was going through
his assistant principal training.
Then, he went into adminis-
tration with Stephen White as
his mentor for the principal
training. White stepped down
as Frostproof's principal at
the end of December to take a
similar post at The Vanguard
School in Lake Wales.
Windham firmly believes in
PRINCIPAL |5A


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Calendar............Page 2A
Editorial............... Pde 4A
Police Beat.........Page 10A
Obituaries...Page 7A, 10DA
Sports.Page TA, 14A4-15:4
County Report.'...Page 1B
Feeling Fit............ Page 6B
Cla.ssified.................ln ide


Baseball team
debuts with win

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Church hosts
sheriff for
breakfast


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Thursday, Feb. 16
Huge Used Book Sale, Thurs-Sat, Feb 16-18
9AM-5PM at Library,15 N Magnolia, Frostproof. Feb 18
9AM-3PM downtown. Contact: Bea 635-2523.

SSaturday, Feb. 18
Orange Blossom Fest., 9am- 3pm, Historic
Downtown Frostproof. Antique Cars, Bicycle Ride, Tractor
Parade, Vendors, Music and More. 863-635-9112.

* Tuesday, Feb. 21
Chamber Luncheon, FP Chamber of
Commerce Luncheon Spr: KyleWindham prince: Mid/Sr HS.-
12-1pm $9for meal, not required 863-635-9112, Ms Stuck


* Saturday, Feb. 25
Fashion Show & Lunch, By Friends of Library.
Feb 25 at noon at Methodist Church in Frostproof. Tickets
$17 at library orBea 635-2523.

Saturday, March 17
Clay Workshop, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free Family
Fun Workshop. Clay activities. Latt Maxcy Memorial
Library, Frostproof. 863-688-7743.

SSunday, March 18
Bellringer Soloist, Sun, Mar 18, 4PM Methodist
Church, Frostproof. Kristine Stout plays 37 bells. Tickets
$10 at office or Carolyn 635-4975


CORRECTION: On Jan. 26,38-year-old Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Dave Rodriguez was seriously injured in
Orlando after pulling over a driver. The condition reported in a story about the Move Over Law in last week's paper
was incorrect.


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VIEWPOINT



Don't give away the public's land


gc. U"LIrs r "l u1 Uu, espec e viewpoint
cooler months of the year, reminds us all why we Our Viewpoi n
live here. The beautiful waters of the state are a panion Senate Bill 1362, offered by Sen. Hays,
magnet for most of us. would redefine the seasonal, or "ordinary" high-
Today, however, sportsmen, hunters, boat- water mark, which is the traditional boundary of
ers, birders, fishers, and outdoor-lovers of every state "overflowed" lands.
stripe might be feeling a familiar warning tingle If passed and signed by Gov. Rick Scott, the
on the back of their necks about now. No, it's not legislation would amount to a massive giveaway
another invasive species stalking us. This time, of public resources, and a severe blow to those
our way of life is at risk. who wish to protect Florida's disappearing natu-
If the Florida Legislature passes two bills ral heritage. What are now protected waters and
sponsored by Rep. Tom Goodson, R-Titusville, wetlands could be converted to strip shopping
and Florida state Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, centers and subdivisions, or just fenced off to
they may well find themselves face to face with prevent public access.
barbed wire. While we cannot read these legislators' minds,
The two proposed bills would make a new law or know their motivation for proposing such a
changing the definition of state lands, and giving regressive and anti-public law, it is obvious that
hundreds of thousands of acres, perhaps mil- they are not acting in the interests of their vot-
lions, to private landowners. Those who normal- ers, or the citizens of the state.
ly use those lands would find themselves fenced These bills would move the boundary lines
out of their favorite outdoor locations, between public land and private land, not only
House Bill 1101 by Rep. Goodson and its com- along but in Florida's rivers, streams, lakes,

Letters to the editor


A 'critical look' at U.S. 98


and estuaries. The effect would be to move the
ownership boundary of private lands further to-
wards, or even into the water, effectively turning
our public resource into a private one.
This massive transfer of land and wealth would
benefit the few, at the expense of the many.
There would be no payment to the state treasury,
just a huge giveaway program.
We have seen plenty of bad legislation come
along over the years. Happily, much of it has
died in committee, or otherwise failed to see the
light of day in the form of the governor's signa-
ture.
In past years we could count on the governor's
veto of truly bad legislation. Unfortunately, in
today's political climate we cannot be so sure,
nor can we afford to be complacent.
We urge our readers to share the word of this
terrible legislation, and defend what is theirs
today. Otherwise, we will be regretting the loss of
thousands of acres of land that now belong to all
the people of Florida.


Bartow, Polk County, and Depart-
ment of Transportation officials and
law enforcement officials need to take a
new critical look at the speed limits go-
ing from Bartow, north on Highway 98
toward Bartow Memorial Hospital.
Drivers whiz along Highway 98,
ignoring or not seeing the change in
speed limits from 65 mph to a lower
speed limit near the hospital.
This makes it very difficult even for
very careful drivers to enter and exit
the hospital safely without risking their
lives.
On Feb. 6,1 I traveled on Wilson
Avenue going to Lakeland for a doctor
appointment.
I intended to enter Hwy. 98 at the
hospital exit. Traffic was heavy so I
waited until there was a long break in
traffic. I had gone about 30 yards in the
right lane when in my rear-view mirror,
I noticed two cars coming very fast near
me.
The larger car "screeched" his brakes
and whizzed past me, almost side-swip-
ing my car. The car never slowed down,
speeding on toward Lakeland. I was ter-
rified, and pulled over on the easement.
The smaller car appeared to brake,
possibly to avoid the car that passed
me. It swerved in the left lane, then
began going in circles, out of control,
pausing momentarily at edge of the
median then rolling over.
I was horrified and prayed that they
were not badly injured. Cars stopped
almost immediately and people were
there to help them.


They were able to crawl out of the car
and were not badly hurt. When I saw
they were not badly injured, I went on
to Lakeland to my doctor. Someone
indicated that I left the scene of an ac-
cident, but I was not involved.
This episode has made me more
concerned than ever about the safety
on Highway 98 near the hospital. Five
people could have been killed in this
one accident.
Thankfully no one was badly hurt. Are
we going to continue letting this safety
hazard exist? I hope not.
Many Bartow residents have ex-
pressed their concern over this prob-
lem.
I hope you will earnestly consider
some of these suggestions.
1. Extend Bartow City limits past Bar-
tow Hospital entrance.
2. Put "CAUTION HOSPITAL AHEAD"
signs and post speed limit.
3. Put traffic light or flashing caution
light at hospital drive entrance.
4. Add lead in and out lanes to make
it easier to come and go onto Highway
98..
Patrons deserve the right to enter and
exit the hospital safely, without fear.
I am a very cautious driver, obeying
speed limits and road rules, and never
dreamed that I would become a "near
casualty" at the place I have fought so
hard to correct.
Let's do something now before an-
other casualty happens.
Josephine Roberts
Bartow


It is not a new problem


It was nearly a half-century ago, early
in my journalism career, that I got a tip
that a young man's death in Bartow was
due to a drug overdose.
I confirmed the rumor, and visited
the funeral home in which his body was
readied for visitors. It was Bartow's first
known illegal drug death, and I decided
to write about it.
Out of respect for the deceased young
man and the now deceased funeral
director who confided in me, I shall not
use the name of either.
The young man had suffocated when
he aspirated vomitus prompted by a
drug overdose. If you are reading this
around meal time, I apologize. That is
as dignified a description as I can give.
I called his mother, and said I wanted
to write a story about the cause of her
son's death as a warning to other young


S.L. Frisbie




S.L Frisbie can be contacted at
slfrisbie@polkcountydemocrat.com


people. She claimed not to know what I
was talking about, although the cause of
death was on the death certificate.
Many years later, I covered the unex-
plained death of another young man in
a parked car on the side of an unpaved
road.

FRISBIE j 5A


The Frostproof News
Jim Gouvellis Publisher
* Aileen Hood General Manager Jeff Roslow Editor Brian Ackley Managing Editor


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some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters
will be edited to length as well as grammar and spelling. All
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February 15, 2012 Frostproof News Page SA


PRINCIPAL
FROM PAGE 1A
the saying "Be where you're
supposed to be, when you're
supposed to be there, doing
what you're supposed to be
doing., Complete every task
with quality and excellence."
He served as an assistant
principal in Fort Meade
since 2008. Prior to that, he
was in administration at
Dundee Middle School for
a year.
"Kyle Windham is an
exceptional leader who leads
with his heart," said Amy
Hardee, assistant principal
for instruction in Fort Meade.
"He takes his academic expe-
riences and his Christian eth-
ics and his leadership skills
to guide his role in leading a
school. Fort Meade Middle-
Senior has been blessed to
have Mr. Windham influence


our school, and Frostproof
Middle Senior will be equally
blessed to have such a leader
as a principal."
Windham was principal
for about three weeks at FM-
SHS before he decided the
school needed any changes.
As a matter of fact, the dress
code change wasn't really
a change at all. Windham
just enforced the dress code
as outlined in. the code of
conduct. Windham decided
hats shouldn't to be worn in
the building at school. Also,
electronic devices are not
allowed to be used during
school hours.
Changes were also made
in the tardy policy. If stu-
dents are tardy, they go to
the "choice" room because
they made the "choice" to be
tardy. There were around 30
to 50 kids tardy in the begin-
ning and now it's down to
maybe a handful.
The FCAT reading and


math scores at FMSHS
continue to rise, along with
the rise in the baseline cut
scores. However, Windham
recognized a need to change
SSR to 3 R's (reading, writing,
and arithmetic) because the
FCAT writing scores are lower
than they should be. Depart-
ment heads and teacher
leaders formed a committee
to put together activities for
the 15-20 minute time pe-
riod, opposite the students'
lunch period.
"Our goal is to be the
traditional middle senior
high school with an A," says
Windham.
His first year teaching was
seventh-grade mathematics
at McLaughlin Middle School
in Lake Wales where he also
coached football, baseball
and golf. He was at McLaugh-
lin Middle School for three
years before transferring to
Frostproof Middle Senior
High School in August 1998,


where he taught math and
met his wife, Lynn, who was
the guidance counselor at
the time.
They have been mar-
ried 15 years and have two
daughters, Abby, 5, and
Hannah, 3.
Despite the suit and tie, he
is a family man and south-
ern boy at heart away from
the school.
"My number one hobby is
hanging out with my three
girls, my wife and my two
little girls. That is my relax-
ing time," he added.
In addition, he enjoys fish-
ing and hunting. You won't
catch him in a suit and tie
at home but rather some
jeans, boots, hat and camo.
Every chance he gets he goes
bush hogging on his father's
tractor. His father also has
a farm in South Georgia
that the Windhams visit and
work on when they get the
chance.


CORPS
FROM PAGE 1A
City Attorney Mark Smith described
the city's noise ordinance as a "broad
one," adding that the music "could
very well run afoul" of the ordinance
if the city did not approve an exemp-
tion for the corps.
City Councilwoman Diana Webster-
Biehl said she too thought the corps
was potentially a good local associa-
tion.
"I think most people find it to be a
pleasant, enjoyable background noise
that's part of a vital community," she
added, suggesting that there be a time
period attached to the exemption
that would repeal it if the deal proved
more problematic than anticipated.
Smith said since the exemption
would be conditional, it could be
revoked a later date.
"That will give them incentive to be
responsive to concerns," Webster-Biehl
added.


FRISBIE: Not a new problem


FROM PAGE 4A
It was through a contact with a
member of the drug culture he said
he was a former member, but I had my
doubts that I learned the probable
cause of death.
The young man had been stopped by
law enforcement for a traffic violation.
Panicked, he swallowed a quantity
of drugs in his possession crack co-
caine, if I remember correctly raced
off, pulled over to the side of the road,
and died a lonely death, unaware of the
potentially fatal consequences, if my
informant was correct.


Several weeks later, I gave a talk to
a church group on dilemmas faced
by a Christian journalist. I recounted
that story, and wondered aloud if I
would publish the cause of death if the
toxicology test eventually revealed drug
ingestion to be the cause.
If that cause of death were con-
firmed, I said, I wondered if I should re-
open the wound that his family already
had begun healing from.
A woman in the audience raised her
hand.
"I hope you will," she said softly. "My.
son died of a drug overdose. People
need to know that it can happen."


On Saturday, Whitney Houston
joined the legion of the famous and the
obscure who developed a substance
dependence from which she apparently
was unable to escape.
Her fans numbered in the millions;
including many who, like I, sang in the
shower as backup to one of her most
famous recordings, "I Will Always Love
You."
Society is fortunate that only the
shower curtain heard our voices.
Unlike the two young men whose
stories I covered, and many others
whose drug-destroyed lives I have


written about, her story is known to the
world.
Whether the proximate cause of
death was a drug overdose, or some
circumstance brought on by years of
drug abuse, is unknown. No one has
suggested there is not a link.
It's a dangerous world out there in
the drug culture; that danger is no
respecter of fame or talent.
* *
(S.L. Frisbie is retired. The cause of
death of the young motorist who may
have ingested crack cocaine? He chose
not to follow up on it. Perhaps he
should have.)


WHlY VEX MCVkUNCTURE?


-. I

ow. sa, e is acupun
: Acupuncture is a very cafe m.jical
procedure. when adcinifstered bya '
qualified practitioner. Ver.few side
effects have been found in clinical cases.

How long does treatment last?
Depending on what is being treated, each
session may take from 20-60 minutes.

How many treatments are needed?
It depends upon the nature, severity and
duration of diseases. A single treatment
may be enough for an acute condition.
A series of treatments, three or more, can
resolve many chronic problems. Some
degenerative conditions may need monthly
treatments over time.

Does acupuncture hurt?
A proper acupuncture therapy may induce
distention, and a heaviness sensation along "
with contraction of local muscle. Over 95
percent of patients are comfortable with
acupuncture therapy. Some animals will
fall asleep during acupuncture treatments.
Sedation is not recommended before
treatment. .

Is it expensive?
No. Most visits for acupuncture treatments -
cost in the range of $50to $75, depending
on length of visit and other treatment
options. There is no charge for initial
consultation either.


Dr. Shank is one of the very
few veterinarians in all of
Florida certified by the
renowned Chi Institute to
perform acupuncture on both
small animals and horses.
Sometimes traditional
western medicine doesn't
always produce the kind of
results pet owners are hoping
for. Acupuncture is not a
miracle treatment, but an
additional option for
animals with chronic and long
term conditions that very
often can have positive results
for your beloved pet!


Acupuncture can be a treatment option
on dogs, cats and horses for:

*Musculoskeletal problems: soreness, back pain, disc
problems, arthritis, degenerative joint disease.

*Neurological disorders: seizure, facial and
radial nerve paralysis.

*Gastrointestinal disorders: diarrhea, ulcers, colic, vomiting,
constipation, impaction.

*Other chronic conditions: heaves, asthma, cough, Cushing's
disease, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, renal failure,
geriatric weakness, skin problems


"Within two days of your

treatment, he was

much different!"



Luke's Mom,

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Arthur A. Hemmelgarn


David Leon
Carden, 60, of
Lake Wales passed
away Friday,
Feb. 10, 2012, at
his residence. _
He was born
May 28, 1951, in
Lake Wales; and
has been a lifelong
resident of the
area. He was a
carpenter, a mem- David Carden
ber of the High
Point Church and a veteran of Vietnam,
serving in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed re-
storing cars and antique furniture.
David was preceded in death by his
father, Leon Worth Carden.
He is survived by his wife, Charlene K.
Carden; son, David Shane Carden (Nikki)
of Melbourne; daughter, Metta O'Bryant


Ricky Lavelle 1 .- ..= "
Smith, 57, of *
Lake Wales passed
away Saturday, ~ .- -
Feb. 11, 2012, at
his residence. ,
He was born June --
1, 1954 in Fort Ben- '
ning, Ga. to the late
Loran and Nadine
(Powell) Smith; and '
came to the Lake
Wales area from Ricky Lavelle Smith
Nebraska 42 years ago.
Ricky was a Journeyman welder-fit-
ter, and a member of The Forgiven Fel-
lowship. He coached youth football and
(baseball for many years. He was past
president of Lake Wales youth football,
and past owner of Smith Industrial
Services.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years,
Pamela Lauver Smith; daughter, Kristi


(Travis) of Lake Wales; sons, Scott Rains
(Cindi) of Copley, Ohio, and Valentin
Bartolon of Lake Wales; mother, Louise
H. Carden of Lake Wales; brothers, Fred
Carden of Lake Wales and Mike Carden
of Lake Wales; and eight grandchildren,
Mitchell, Sam, Shaynna, Dylan, Shelby,
Shalor, Nikolas and Noah.
A memorial service will be 4 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at the Marion
Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales with
Pastor Bob Hanna and Rev. Jack Hilligoss
officiating.
For those who wish, donations may be
made to the Cornerstone Hospice or Polk
County Humane Society.
Condolences may be sent to the family
and the webcast of the service can be
viewed at www.marionnelsonfuneral
home.com.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.


Arthur A. Hemmelgarn, 83, of Fort
Recovery, Ohio, passed away on Sun-
day, Feb. 12, 2012, in Sebring, Fla.
He was born in Dayton, Ohio on
April 1, 1928, to Charles and Catherine
(Schmidtt) Hemmelgarn.
He was a retired farmer of the Catho-
lic faith and was a winter resident of
Frostproof, Fla. since 2000 coming from
Fort Recovery.
He is survived by his wife of 58
years, Anna Hemmelgarn; his chil-
dren, Gary (Sharon) Hemmelgarn of


Fort Recovery, Sharon (Gary) Mc-
Glinch of Versailles, Ohio, Cindy
(Jim) Bernard of Montezuma, Ohio,
Janet (Larry) Sauer of Westerville
Ohio, and Larry (Linda) Hemmelgarn
of Fort Recovery, 15 grandchildren
and 10 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at
Mary Help of Christians Church in
Fort Recovery with burial in St. Paul
Cemetery.
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and Caleb Smith of Lake Wales; sister,
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Family will receive friends on Wednes-
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Winter Haven, FL 33881-9894.
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OBITUARIES


Alice Wiedmeyer


Alice Wiedmey-
er of Manchester,
Mich. formerly
of Frostproof,
Fla., 87, died
Feb. 13, 2012, at
the Saline Evan- .
gelical Home ,
with her family
by her side.
She was born .'
June 9,1924, in
Ann Arbor, Mich.,
the daughter of Frank and Florence
(Duff) Wetherbee.
She grew up in Ann Arbor and dur-
ing her marriage lived inYpsilanti and
Ann Arbor until she retired with her
husband Emerson (Pete) Wiedmeyer


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Lopez birth
Yadira and Edgar Lopez of Lake Wales
announce the birth of their daughter,
Kaelynn Herminia Lopez. She was born
Feb. 1, 2012, at Florida Hospital Heart-
land Division. She weighed 6 pounds
12 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Her maternal grandparents are
Silvano and Herminia Alvarado of
Frostproof. Her paternal grandparents
are Bernardino and Elvia Lopez of
Frostproof. .


to Florida in 1974 and lived there until
October 2009 when she returned home
to be with family in Michigan.
On June 12, 1943, she married Pete
Wiedmeyer and he preceded her in
death on June 12, 2007. Alice and Pete
loved fishing, traveling, camping, blue-
grass festivals, and taking care of the
park where they lived.
Per her wishes cremation has taken
place and there are no plans for a ser-
vice at this time.
Memorial contributions may be
made in her name to Arbor Hospice or
to the Saline Evangelical Home. To sign
Alice's guestbook or to leave a memory
visit http://obits.mlive.com/obituaries/
annarbor/ or for more information
please visit www.rbfhsaline.com.


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Ernest Manning, 46,325 E. 9th Street failureto appear.


Feb. 10
Brent Patterson, 45, 28 North Street possession of
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Bulldogs double up Miners

in baseball opener


Frostproof's Jacob Smith is out by a whisker at first base as Fort Meade first baseman Jacob O'Neal
makes a nice stretch to record the out.


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BHG Elementary honors top dawgs

PHOTOS PROVIDED
Ben Hill Griffin Elementary School in Frostproof recently
honored its"Top Dawgs"for January. Award winning
students induded: Noelia Aguilar, Dylan Bates, Damon
Brown, Isela Flores, Marina Garcia, Marisol Garcia, Louis
Gonzales, Guadalupe Gonzalez, Destiny Hess, Alexis
Hobbs, Kohlbie Hutto, Nathan Jerdan, Arturo Jose-Perez,
S. ... : -~ Michael Martinez, Mariah Meeks, Josefina Montalvo-
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Ramos, Valerie Rivas, Alianora Roberts, Alaina Smeal,
Allison Smeal, Ashlyn Smeal, Cirilo Valdez, Maria Valdez
and Aubrey Wise.


At right: Ben Hill Griffin Elementary recently saluted its Top
Dawgs for October. Being honored were: Yuliana Aguilar, Sarai
Arredondo, Brooke Chambers, Jacob Clements, Ethan Coatney, Jeff
Cook, Jaylyn Dery, Jesus Espana, Primitivo Garcia, Sara Jones, Anahi
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Lady Bulldogs nip Fort Meade

in opener for both teams


Wykeria Dukes
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in time as
Fort Meade's
Stephanie
Lewis is there.
Frostproof
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season late
last week,
after beating
Fort Meade
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The Frostproof Lady Bulldogs hosted the Fort Meade Lady Miners in the season-opener for both
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ahead of a tag from Fort Meade's Keely Statts. Andre had a triple and scored as Frostproof eeked
out a 3-2 win.


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Third base saw lots of action last week. Here, Fort Meade's Keely Statts just beats the throw to
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Fort Meade showed off
some impressive defense,
highlighted by this spec-
tacular grab by Amanda
Kunberger. After falling by a
run to Frostproof, Fort Meade
evened its record with a
16-0 whitewash of Kathleen.
Christa Shiver allowed just
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the home opener. Stephanie
Lewis and Sierra Richardson
Sand combined to score five
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new coach this season is Toni
Rehlberg, assisted by Gralia
Mendez, Dana Wiltrout and
Brett Carrier. Jim Fream is
-... "I .. C ....... the junior varsity coach. They
defeated Kathleen, 18-6.




Sierra Richardson of Fort Meade keeps her eye on the ball to make this catch. Frostproof went
on to nip the Lady Miners, 3-2 as Frostproof pitcher Hanna Sikes fanned six. She also added a |. '*" '*
double. Summer Anderson added a double to help pace the Lady Bulldogs' attack.


Fort Meade's A-e
Amanda Kunberger
tries to fight T R A a d Ee t pm i lJ
through Frost-TRAVELERS
proof's Kaylee
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IN RE: ESTATE OF File No:12CP-0204 .
LAURA FRANCES GRIFFIN MULCAY
Deceased. RV Comm Be i itAssoc.
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Florida,. Probate Division, File Number 12CP-0204, the address of which is: Probate Department,
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cedent's estate, including unmatured. conttngent. or unliquidated claims, and ho haie been
served copy of this notice, must file their claim .ii thi court IlTHIN THE LAFER OF3 -
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. '
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with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
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It's unusual, but it sure is attracting
attention.
A group of "concerned citizens, their
families and their children of Lake Wales
and surrounding areas" is traveling on
their knees to help their undocumented
fellow man and their families, according to
Santos de la Rosa, one of the coordinators.
The group plans to crawl on their
knees from Florida to Washington, D.C.,
so that others will understand issues im--
migrants face.
"They want their political leaders to
take notice of the struggles and sacri-
fices this community endures, even as
they contribute to the national economy
and to the social fabric of this country,
because currently they do not have an
avenue to apply for a legal status," de la
Rosa said.
The purpose of what has come to be
called the "Knee-A-Thon" is to draw


attention to the crisis facing immigrant
families, he notes.
He says that as the battle for the
Republican presidential nomination
plays itself out in states across the na-
tion, "immigrants and their supporters
are closely watching the candidates'
rhetoric on how they would address the
country's issue of immigration and the
immigrant community's concerns. Tired
of being cast as 'the problem' in the na-
tion's struggling economy and saddened
by the rending of families from stepped
up detentions and deportations, some
Central Florida citizens and residents are
'falling to their knees,'" he says, yet not
in "submission," but in "strength and sol-
idarity," hoping others will come out in
support of "the dignity and human rights
of immigrants and their families."
Concerned families from the Central
Florida area joined the effort this past
weekend'. The gathering began early
Saturday morning at the intersection of
Highway 60 and U.S. Highway 27 and


ended several hours later at 10:30 a.m.
approximately two miles north from
there on U.S. 27.
"The citizens/community leaders are
dismayed and disturbed that the presi-
dential bid is being waged by candidates
trying to outdo each other as the 'strict-
est' on immigration, all the while trying
to court the Hispanic vote by denying
being anti-immigrant," he added.
In the group's literature, supporters of
the Knee-A-Thon note that they feel as if
the phrase "protecting our borders" re-
ally means "targeting anyone who looks
Hispanic," and fear becoming a target.
The Knee-A-Thon can be followed
on Facebook under the "Knee-A-Thon
Thank You Pilgrimage," under the info
tab.
De La Rosa adds that crimes against
immigrants have increased as a result
of the immigrant community's fears
of reporting criminal acts to local law en-
forcement authorities.
"This, in turn, makes our communities


less safe," he said.
"We don't understand how our na-
tional leaders can talk about supporting
'family values' at the same time that they
support increasing deportations of im-
migrants and when they oppose positive
policies such as the DREAM Act, that
can only help qualified young immigrant
students and improve our country over-
all," said Tirso Moreno, general coordi-
nator of the Farmworker Association of
Florida. "That is a contradiction, and the
Hispanic community can see through it,"
she said.
"It is unjust to scapegoat my com-
munity and to treat people this way. We
need a new civil rights movement in this
country today and the immigrant com-
munity is leading the way."
Moreno adds that Univision Television
Spanish news reports there are more than
45,000 children of immigrant parents in
the U.S. who have been left without their
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Event takes much planning


By STEVE STEINER
SSrEINER@LAKEWALESNEWS.COM

One of the better attended events
that parades through downtown Lake
Wales each year is the annual Mardi
Gras parade. With each.passing year, its
popularity increases, and in response to
that growth in populaiit, Lake Wales
Mardi Gras commiiittee has'exjanded the
even from one day to that of one day
and.two nights.
But what's known of its origins?
According to the committee's website
(www.lwmardigras.com), its genesis
came about in 1984 when it "was cre-


ated in memory ofrVimon Davis, owner
and operator of Vinton's New Orleans
Restaurant." The website lovingly refers
to Vinton as "quite a character" who
loved carnivals especially New Or-
leans' Mardi Gras. He loved it so much
that one time he left his wife to run the
restaurant in order to attend.
Following his passing, both his daugh-
ter, Nancy Estes, and his wife, Netre,
wanted a traditional New Orleans funeral
with the parading of the casket with jazz
bands and mourners. Unfortunately, they
could not do that so they decided to have
a parade in his memory and call it the
Lake Wales Mardi Gras. With the help of
"Davis' stepson, Jim Bernhardt, Nerttie's


brother, Ed. a friend, Robert Connors and
a handful of others, the Lake Wales Mardi
Gras was planned."
Its beginnings were humble. The first
Mardi Gras parade consisted of "one
band (Al's Place Band), four Krewes (The
Mystick Krewe of Rex, the Mystick and
fair Krewe of Aphrodite, Royal Order
of the Red Swans and the Loyal order
of Wild Shiners) and several marching
revelers. They formed before a crowd of a
couple of hundred spectators."
Today, more than a dozen floats and
krewes march before crowds estimated
to total tens of thousands. However, the
actual number of krewes has fluctuated,
said Betry Perdue, a member of Krewe of
Pegasus.
"At one time we had more than 30
krewes," she said. Unfortunately, with
the passage of time, those numbers have
dropped, she said, as well as the number
of people making up the krewes. People
have passed away, others have grown too
infirm, still others have moved, and not
enough young (or younger) people have


stepped up to replace the older mem-
bers. "It seems like the young people
aren't stepping up to the plate," she said.
Perdue added that quite often she is told
they are too busy, that they have jobs. In
response, she has told them that those
who made up krewes in prior years also
had jobs, but it did not stop them.
Like many festivals and events,
vendors are out in force. To avoid the
prospects of duplication especially re-
garding food vendors the responsibil-
ity of coordinating that aspect has been
turned over to Tim Sievers of Pittsburgh,
Penn.-based Sievers Concessions.
"We're a concession company our-
selves," said Sievers. "We will do about
80 percent of the food sales." Those few
they don't do are handled by outside
vendors, such as those who make kettle
corn.or dispense Italian ices. But of that
80 percent Sievers'Concessions does
handle, there is one product Siever said
proves extremely popular. "We're known
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Want to participate and/or attend Mardi Gras?


The following events are scheduled for this year's Mardi Gras. To learn specific detail, including costs, attire, etc., go to: www.lwmardigras.com.


Friday, Feb. 4
Second Annual Night-Golf Extravaganza
Begins 5 p.m.
Lekarica Golf Course (Highland Park)

Friday, Feb. 10
Wild Shiners Annual Black Light Ball
8 p.m.-midnight
Webber Intemational University gym

Friday, Feb. 17
Krewe of Pegasus Gala / Coronation Ball
7 p.m.-midnight
Lake Wales Country Club

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Children's Carnival
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Downtown Lake Wales

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Starts 3 p.m.
Downtown Lake Wales

Mardi Gras 5K Run/Walk
7:30 a.m. registration
8:30 a.m. start
Kiwanis Park

Tuesday, Feb. 21
Krewe of Rex
Fat Tuesday Ball
7 p.m.-midnight


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Sara Michaels was the 2011 Mardi Gras Grand Marshall.


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Pageantry, parades and exotic floats!
Outrageous Costumes, masked crowds,
Carnival Royalty and high-stepping!
Strutters moving to the rhythms of
Dixieland Jazz and unihibited Merry-
making! MARDI GRAS!
This year's Lake Wales Mardi Gras
will be held for two days, Friday Feb. 17
and Saturday, Feb. 18. Friday's events
will kick off with Rockabilly band Hubo
Bentley, which will hit the stage at 6
p.m. in the market square, entertaining
the crowd until 10 p.m., according to
Mardi Gras committee chairperson Bill
Ouellette. The Krewe of Pegasus Gala
Coronation Ball will be held at the Lake
\Vales Country Club. A 5K race to ben-
efit the YMCA's Teen-Building program
will take off at 6:30 p.m. at Kiwanis Park,
With a registration fee of $15 for mem-
bers and $20 for non-members. (A race
for the kids will be held on Saturday.)
On Saturday, bands and revelry will
be on hand at the Market Square beer
lent from noon to 9 p.m., a fun run for
the kids will be at 2 p.m. starting at the
cornet of Market and Stuart. The big
event the parade, will start at 3 p.m.,
moving thorough Park, Central and Stu-
art Avenues, according to Ouellette.
Specifics and further details on other
Mardi Gras events can be found on the
car n ial's website: lwmardigras.com.
Nlardi Gras celebrations go back
several hundred years. The term "Mardi
Gras" means "Fat Tuesday" and refers to
the day before Ash Wednesday- the first
of die forty days of lent preceding Eas-
ter. Christians on the time customarily
gave up meat and other indulgences
during lent, thus "carneval" or "farewell
to meat" - became "Carnival," a festive
period when over-indulgence was in
order.
The traditional colors of Mardi Gras
are purple, gold, and green. However,
Krewes (secret groups that make up
the cast of characters in Mardi Gras)
selected their own colors to brandish
during Carnival. Kings and Queens and
courts of these krewes are selected with
utmost secrecy. Beads, doubloons, and
other trinkets are tossed to spectators
along the Mardi Gras route as "throws"
- the traditional souvenirs of every
Mardi Gras.
Because Mardi Gras is celebrated
in various cultures around the world,
costumes and music vary according
to location. Lake Wales has incorpo-
rated traditions from many of them,
including feathered costumes from Rio,
Dixieland Jazz, Blues and Zydeco music,
Cajun food and mask from New Or-
leans. Another tradition adapted from
New Orleans is the Krewe of Rex as the
lead Krewe in the parade escorting the
Queen of Carnival and Prince of Wailes
tour version of rex, King of Carnival).
The Prince of Wailes is selected from
the members of the Krewe of Rex. The
Queen of the Carnival is selected by
the hiding of the "Golden Bead" in the
ceremonial "King Cake" which will be
served to all the ladies present she
who finds the golden bead will take her
place beside the King of Carnival.
The essence of Mardi Gras is in par-
ticipation and be best explained in the
words of Robert Tallant:
"Mardi Gras is s spirit ... an immortal
one ... as immortal as man's ability to
make believe, to escape the dreariness
of everyday life that is most of men's
portion, to have fun, laugh, and to play
... Maardi Gras is very old, but it is also
very young. It belongs to the past, yet
also to the present and the future. It will
exist in other forms, in other times, in
other places. It would be wonderful if
the clown in the grinning mask should
appear on all the Main Streets of the
world, if. .. there could be a season, or
at least a day, devoted to laughter."


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Beads for Needs 5K to benefit


YMCA Teen-Building Program


By MARY CANNADAY ,
MCANNADAY @LAKEWALESNEWS.COM
Last summer the staff at the Lake
Wales YMCA came up with a plan to
keep teenagers age 13-18 engaged and
involved.
"We wanted to give them a positive
alternative to sitting around or playing
video games all day," said Sam Terry,
YMCA program director.
What they hatched was Teen-Build-
ing, a fun and fulfilling program that
had a different theme each week, with
swimming, field trips and more, as well
as putting the kids in charge of running
concession stands at theY.
Theme topics included exercise and
nutrition, drugs and alcohol, violence,
teen pregnancy and a number of other
relevant teen issues, according to the
program brochure.
"We try to make it something the kids
actually like so they will want to come,"
Terry said. "Last year we had about 15,
and we anticipate it growing this year."
To boost the program's offerings,
the YMCA is sponsoring a fund-raiser
called Beads for Needs. The 5-K race
will be held Friday night in conjunction
with the Lake Wales Mardi Gras. The
race starts at 6:30 p.m. at Kiwanis Park,
and registration is at 5:30. The entry fee
is $15 for YMCA members and $20 for
non-members.
Here's where the "beads" part of
Beads for Needs comes in. For $1 per
necklace, participants can buy a "head-
start" of 20 yards. The more necklaces,
the bigger the head start. There's a ten
necklace limit, so that means partici-
pants can get up to a 200 yard head
start. It's all for a good cause.
The program will also be aided by
a recent $5,000 grant from Florida's
Natural Growers, Terry said. The grant


Every year, the Lake Wales Mardi Gras is the most attended parade of the year.


will be used to reduce the fee for the -
program, which last year was $30 a
week for members and $60 for non-
members.
One can sign up for the 5-K at the
YMCA, 1001 Burns Ave. in Lake Wales,
or online at the YMCA website, www.
lakewalesymca.org, or call the YMCA at
(863) 676-9441.
There will be a free Kids' Fun Run
Saturday at 2 p.m. in downtown Lake


Wales, at the corner of Stuart Ave. and
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according to chairman Bill Ouellete. The-
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Senate: Cut USF by 60 percent


By KIM WILMATH
TAMPA BAY TIMEs
TAMPA Days after the
Florida Senate surprised the
University of South Florida with
a proposal to immediately spin
off its Lakeland branch campus
into the state's 12th university,
Senate budget writers proposed
slashing USF's state funding
nearly 60 percent.
The common denominator:
influential budget chairman
and supporter of the stand-
alone Lakeland school, Sen.-JD
Alexander.
"It's political," USF Chief Op-
erating Officer John Long told
school trustees at an emergen-
cy meeting in Tampa Monday
evening.
The Senate proposal would
cut $79 million in state fund-
ing from USF out of a total
of $400 million in reductions to
the university system statewide.
Another $25 million would be
held in "contingency," pending
USF's cooperation in making
USF's Lakeland campus into
"Florida Polytechnic University"
- Alexander's pet project.
Factoring in the extra faculty,


staff and students USF would
have to absorb because of the
split, and the money for USF's
pharmacy school that would
go away with the change, USF
leaders say they are looking at a
cut of almost $104 million.
The cuts would
mean fewer
courses and class
sections offered,
USF vice provost
for budget plan-
ning Graham
Tobin said. It
could mean fac-
ALEXANDER ulty cuts and more
reliance on teaching assistants,
he said. Less research activity.
Less community outreach. A
lower reputation among peer
institutions.
"Draconian," is how USF
President Judy Genshaft put it.
"We can change this. It is not
a done deal." Genshaft said.
"We can change this. And that's
important. This is not the time
to go 'ooh' and leave scared.
This is the time to be very strong
an mov e forward on behalf of
the University of South Florida
Systemm"


University officials say the
budget appears to single out
USE which is being asked to
absorb about 20 percent of the
cuts to the entire university
system.
Alexander said the cuts are
comparable statewide, except
for the $25 million contingency.
"We did deduct some (fund-
ing) that we put back as an
incentive toward the comple-
tion of the transfer of the a
assets to Florida Polytechnic
University," Alexander said.
"So when you add that back in,
it's roughly the same as com-
parable institutions."
Alexander said Senate staff
made cuts to the state universi-
ties based on "the amount of
reserves available and the total
size of the budget."
But USF leaders say using
reserve money, about $100
million in USF's case, is unfair.
In many instances those funds
are either dedicated to existing
programs or required by statute
to remain unallocated. The
money, even if it could be used,
wouldn't come close to filling
the gap, Long said.


The new Florida Polytechnic
would be the only university-
spared from cuts in the Senate
plan. For USF, the cuts would
amount to a 58 percent fund-
ing reduction, according to a
university analysis.
The House, which passed
its budget last week, is recom-
mending a nearly 9 percent cut.
The Senate's budget plan
came a few days after a surprise
bill to create the 12th university
out of USF Polytechnic. was
slipped into a higher education
committee budget proposal.
In explaining the need for the
bill, Alexander said he had lost
faith in USF's ability to usher
USF Poly toward indepen-
dence on a path mapped out
by the Florida Board of Gover-
nors, which oversees the state
university system. The board
agreed in November to keep
the school under USF until
it was separately accredited,
had at least two of the build-
ings on its new campus built
and increased its enrollment
significantly. That process was
expected to take several years.
Now, Florida Polytechnic


would be born this year with
a $32.7 million budget but no
accreditation, buildings or
students.
Nothing is certain. The
Senate and House will have to
come up with a matching bud-
get, and then Gov. Rick Scott
will have to sign off, before the
budget becomes a reality.
In the meantime, Genshaft
and USF's trustees said they
will appeal to lawmakers and
the governor for help. At the
meeting Monday, they asked
for help from students, fac-
ulty, alumni and community
members.
They did not mince words.
"This university has been un-
der assault for the past several
months, and everybody knows
why," said trustees chairman
John Ramil. "You have to play
the game for awhile. But when
the game starts to move away
from what's right, what's right
for the university and for the
students, you have to put your
foot down and say, 'Enough.'
"And we've said, 'Enough.'"
The room broke out in a
standing ovation.


Streamsong


flowing along


Resort plans to open in fall 2013


By PEGGY KEHOE
PKEHOE@POLKCOUNTYDEMOCRAT.COM
Construction has begun on
Mosaic's Streamsong Resort
with opening planned for fall
of 2013, spokesman David
Townsend told members of the
Bartow Chamber of Commerce
Committee of 100 on Friday.
Streamsong will offer a "great
alternative to coastal high
rises and theme park resorts so
common in Florida," Townsend
send.
He emphasized that Mosaic
was only the developer, and
that a resort management com-
pany would run the property.
Mosaic found itself in the
fortunate position of having a
lot of land and of being a "very
financially stable company."
The company is the seventh
largest landowner in Florida,
with 250,000 acres under direct
ownership and 80,000 acres of
additional mining rights. When
Cargill Inc. and IMC Global
merged in 2004 to form Mosaic
they began a visioning process
to decide how to use the land
after mining was completed.
In the 15 months since the
resort was announced in No-
vember 2010, work has begun
on the two 18-hole golf courses
which will retain natural fea-
tures of the landscape, includ-
ing high dunes where sand
was stored 40 to 50 years ago.
That part of the property was
mined before reclamation was
required. A formal groubreak-
ing-type of event is actually
scheduled next week.
Mining of some phosphate


reserves was going on where
some of the holes would be, so
the dragline operator actually
helped contour some of the
course, Townsend, Mosaic's
director of public affairs, said.
The courses sit on an area
that has some 200-foot high
sand dunes. One course is
being designed by Bill Coore
and Ben Crenshaw of Coore-
Crenshaw and the other by
Tom Doak of Renaissance
Golf Design. This is the first
time they have collaborated
on a golf course design. They
account for eight of the top 15
and 15 of the top 100 modern
courses, Townsend noted.
The designers believe in
making little change to the
natural landscape, except for
the greens. They also believe
in making it challenging and
a memorable experience, he
said, while striking a balance
between challenging and being
so hard it angers the golfers.
The courses and clubhouse are
scheduled to open in Decem-
ber 2012. While primarily for
resort guests, there will be pro-
grams available for public.play.
Streamsong also will offer
sporting clays, and guided fish-
ing in a lake that was formerly
used for Mosaic VIP fishing
trips, and swimming.
But the 228-room resort will
offer quieter recreational pur-
suits, as well, in tune with the
natural setting.
"It's such a peaceful place,"
Townsend said. Far from city
lights, "it's dark out there" at
the rural acreage, the speaker
noted. The stargazing is


PHOTO FROM MOSAIC
An artist's rendering of Streamsong Resort shows the complex in a 16,000-acre natural setting of phosphate-mined
land five miles west of Fort Meade.


"beautiful" and an important
element of the resort. The
rooftop bar at the 216-room
conference center offers open
stargazing and sunset viewing.
But those inside the fine dining
restaurant willbe able to see
the sunsets as well, through the
material chosen for the walls.
Hiking, birding and nature
trails are part of the plans, with
abundant wildlife and birds on
the property.'
Designed by!Alberto Alfonso-
of Alfonso Architects, the resort
has a "Frank Lloyd Wright feel,"-
Townsend said. The conference
center offers 18,500 square feet
of conference space, a full-
service spa with hot and cold
plunge pools, three restaurants,
and two bars.
Another 12 guest rooms will
be part of the golf clubhouse
which will have a 3,600-square-
foot meeting room that can be
divided, a steak restaurant and
a bar.
"We think that in itself will
be a destination" for smaller
conferences and conventions,


MAP FROM MOSAIC
Streamsong Resort (green area) is five miles west of Fort Meade, with access
from Old Fort Green Road.


Townsend said.
The resort site, on a "very ru-
ral, very beautiful" tract, is five
miles west of Fort Meade, with
access from Old Fort Green
Road off County Road 630. It's
88 miles from Orlando and
60 miles from Tampa Interna-
tional Airport, Townsend said.
The resort core is 2,300 of the
parcel's 16,000 acres.
Of great interest to the


nearby towns of Fort Meade,
Bartow, Wauchula and Bowl-
ing Green are the economic
aspects of the project. Hun-
dreds will be employed during
construction and when the
resort is completed, it should
offer 200-plus permanent
full- and part-time jobs, plus
local businesses should ben-
efit from the multiplier effect,
Townsend said.


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Braswell named Officer of the Year


Attorney General Pam Bondi
presented Polk County Sheriff's
Office Deputy Sheriff Michael
Braswell the 2011 Law Enforce-
ment Officer of the Year award
at a ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 7,
at the Florida State Capitol in
Tallahassee.
Braswell, an 11-year vet-
eran of PCSO, was previously
awarded the statewide Florida
State Lodge Fraternal Order of
Police award in 2011 and was
the Polk County Deputy Sheriff
of the Year. He was also award-
ed the PCSO Medal of Honor
and Purple Heart on May 24.
The awards were presented
to Braswell for his courageous
action during a shooting in the
South Wabash area of unin-
corporated Polk County, just
outside of Lakeland. Braswell's
partner that evening, Deputy
Paul Fairbanks, also was award-
ed the PCSO Medal of Valor and
Purple Heart.
On June 25, 2010, Braswell
and Fairbanks were patrolling
the South Wabash area due to
recent gang-related problems in
the area, PCSO Director of Comn-.
munications Scott Wilder said. .
At about 2:30 a.m., both depu-
ties checked out an unknown
person who was riding a bicycle
with no light on it at the inter-
section of Plateau Avenue and
Josephine Street in Lakeland.
The man identified himself
as Matthew Tutt and showed
his identification, appearing
to be cooperative. Braswell
believed Tutt might have had
drugs on him and asked for


PHOTO FROM FLORIDA FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
Polk Deputy Michael Braswell receives the 2011 Law Enforcement Officer
of the Year award from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi as Polk County


Sheriff Grady Judd proudly watches.
permission to search him.
Tutt agreed. Braswell asked
Tutt to move around the car to
be searched. As Braswell was
handing Tutt's identification,
td Fairbanks, the stop took a,
"tragic turn.
Tutt produced a handgun
from around his waist and shot
Fairbanks three times, gravely
wounding him and rendering
him unable to fight back. Tutt
then turned the gun on Bras-
well as he continued to fire,
the sheriff's office reported.
Braswell was struck twice in
the chest, once in the buttocks
and once in his gun hand from


a distance of between five and
six feet. He was able to draw his
firearm and return fire on Tutt.
Both Braswell and Tutt
fell to the ground from their
injuries,. a few feet apart from
each other. Tutt had dropped
his weapon close to his body
during the gunfire exchange.
As they were lying there, Tutt
began to reach for his firearm,
despite numerous warnings
not to from Braswell. The sus-
pect was persistent in reach-
ing for his gun, Wilder related,
and Braswell, though seriously
wounded, took steady aim and
shot and killed Tutt.


"Braswell demonstrated
a remarkable ability to stay
engaged in the fight given his
severe injuries," Wilder said.
"He also showed an amazing
capacity to maintain a fairly
calm and clear voice on the ra-
dio." Braswell gave updates on
their conditions, location and
the suspect.
Braswell's demeanor after the
shooting defines a hero, Wilder
said. While awaiting treatment
at Lakeland Regional Medi-
cal Center, he was constantly
asking for updates about his
partner, Fairbanks, who was in
very serious condition. He never
showed concern for himself.
During an interview with detec-
tives just about an hour after the
event, all Braswell could do was
praise the agency for its train-
ing, leadership and support.
Some law enforcement of-
ficers might have given up after
being shot. Braswell reacted as-
sertively based on his training
and he relied on his strength
and will to live, Wilder said.
Undoubtedly, his actions saved
not only his life, but also the
life of his partner. Wilder noted:
Both deputies suri ed their
injuries though it has been a
long road to recovery. Fair-
banks has had an especially
tough road involving multiple-
surgeries and ongoing pain-
ful physical therapy, Wilder
said. But his drive to overcome
adversity, his personal strength,
and his sense of humor caused
his fellow deputies and friends
to admire and respect him even


more.
Each of the 10 nominees for
the Attorney General's award
had previously been recognized
as an "Officer of the Year" by
a Florida law enforcement
agency or organization that
sponsors such a statewide
award. Braswell was nominated
by virtue of his selection by
the Fraternal Order of Police,
Florida Lodge. A selection com-
mittee appointed by the At-
torney General considered the
nominees from state agencies
and organizations including
the Florida Sheriff's Associa-
tion, the Florida Police Chiefs
Association, the State Law En-
forcement Chiefs Association,
the Florida Gang Investigators
Association and the Florida
Retail Federation.
The other 2011 nominees
were:
Detective Scott Frantz, Day-
tona Beach Police Department;
Officer Ernest Goram, Tallahas-
see PD; Deputy Sheriff Con Kel-
ley, Clay County Sheriff's Office;
Officer Duane North, Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission; Special Agent
Thomas Roper, Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement;
Master Corporal Cale Stevens,
Florida Highway Patrol; Officer
Christopher Troedson, Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection; Investigator Daniel
Williamson, Office of Agriculture
Law Enforcement, Department
of Agriculture and Consumer
Services; Detective Neil Zierden,
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Polk crime rate is at a historic
low.
Polk County's crime rate in
the unincorporated areas and
contract cities dropped from
2010 to 2011, according to the
Uniform Crime Report statistics.
The crime rate, which is the
number of crimes per 100 resi-
dents, is down 9.1 percent from
2010 which was 2.97 to 2011
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This is the lowest crime rate
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ty Sheriff's Office jurisdiction,
it reports, breaking the all-time
record low of 2.97 crimes per 100
from last year. Reliable crime
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was recorded at 4.16 crimes per
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problems, and working hand in
hand with the community. The
Polk/PCSO crime rate is more
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34.1 percent, than the most
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2011, a reduction of 20 crimes.
"Polk County is a 'family


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friends, families, and visitors
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Burglaries 3.337 3.2-4 -3.05o
Larcenies 6,159 5.""9 -.6.1Too
Motor Vehicle Thefts 534 420 -2135,%
Tolal Non-oViolent Crime 1i0.0"1 9.473 -5.930o
Total Crime 11.3"8 10."61 -5.42%0
Population 383,747 39".925 3.69o
Crime Rate (per loi') 2.97 2.') -9.10%


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In other matters ...


Miscellaneous items coming be-
fore the Polk County Commission on
Feb. 7 included:
Unanimously adopted a resolu-
tion endorsing and supporting the
Sustainable Water Resource Manage-
ment Plan for Winter Haven and the
Peace Creek Watershed (at no fiscal
impact)
Unanimously adopted- a-esolu-
tion allowing Coca Cola to expand .
its facility in Auburndale ($420,000
one-time revenue to the county; the
money will be coming from a grant)
Unanimously approved a con-
tract with SEMCO Construction
Inc., for miscellaneous repair work
and replacement of windows at the
Central County Jail in Bartow. (not
to.exceed $1,347,160.43, a one-time
expense)
Unanimously approved a contract
change order which has been incor-
porated into the Takeover Agreement
dated Feb. 15, 2011, between the
county and Hartford Fire Insurance
for the Harden Boulevard-West Pip-
ken Road-Old Highway 37 Roadway
Improvement project ($932,891.31


one-time expense). County Manager
Jim Freeman reiterated what he said
at a work session, which is that he
expected at least two more change
orders may be necessary. The entire
project will total more than $4 mil-
lion, and is projected to be completed
by March 30.
Unanimously approved a request
madee by Darrell Pelham of Gathering
Ministries for a fee waiver for tempo-
rary conditional use of a religious
facility, to determine whether the
concept the ministries is develop-
ing will be successful. Following
comments from the board, Commis-
sioner Todd Dantzler made a motion
to waive the permit, but to charge
for the advertising fees. Should the
concept be successful, the applica-'
tion fee for a conditional use will
be required. (The property is in the
Eloise community and designated
RL-4: Residential Low-4).
Rejected a request for a fee
waiver for an operation that con-
verted a bait shop to a restaurant
that expanded without obtaining the
proper documentation.


MidFlorida Credit Union will add two
new locations to its branch network in
the first half of 2012 a full-service
location in the Brandon market and one
in the Davenport area.
Plans are to completely remodel the
vacant Village Inn restaurant at the comer
of State Road 60 and Buckingham Place
in Brandon.
This office will provide the residents
of Brandon, Valrico and neighbor-
ing Plant City extended drive-through
service from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on weekdays,
Saturday hours, mortgage and business
lending, as well as personal lending.
A soft opening is planned for June, with
the branch being fully operational by July.
In Davenport, the purchase of a for-
mer Regions Bank office located on U.S.
Highway 27 in the Berry Town Center
will make a new MidFlorida branch
opening a quick turnaround.
With modest renovations under way,
this full-service branch is scheduled to
open in April and isexpected to serve
the growing Four Comers area, adjacent


3-D rendering of Brandon Branch.
to Disney World.
'As MidFlorida has continued to expand
its geographic footprint, our goal is to
make sure we are opening convenient of-
fices to accommodate the growing mem-
bership base," said Kevin Jones, president
and CEO of MidFlorida. "Convenience is
something that has proven to be of real
value when people look for a financial
relationship. And while many people are
looking to online services for the added
convenience, it cannot compare to face-
to-face interaction that you may want or
need from your credit union."


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By JEFF ROSLOW
JROSLOW@POLKCOUNTYDEMOCRAT.COM
At this year's Bartow Relay
For Life event there will be
a new booth on Friday night
and where they will be taking
blood, checking your waist
size, and taking some infor-
mation about those who sign
up as part of a 20-year study


to fight cancer.
The booth is ,
an entry station
for the American
Cancer Society's
Cancer Preven-
tion Study-3, also
known as the CPS-3
study.
Bartow's Relay For
Life is one of 28 sites


set up in Florida seeking to
enroll 300,000 people in the
country. In Bartow the goal is
getting 160 people to sign up
on April 20 at Bartow Memo-
rial Stadium at Bartow High,
School on South Broadway.
"The goal is to get 300,000
enroll nationwide. We started
this in 2006,and we have until
2013 to get people into it,"
said Ebonee Pope, a CPS-3
study coordinator.
Right now there are 115,000
enrolled, she said.
. To participate in the study
a person: has to be between
30 and 65 years old and never.
been diagnosed with cancer,l
with the exception of basal.
or squamous skin cancers: ':
The person has to be willing
to make a long-terfi commit-
ment as he or she will be part
of it for 20 yeark.'This involves
competing periodic follow- up
surveys at home.
Pope said the booth at the
Relay For Life event will only
sign up people interested
in joining the study. Within
a week the person should
receive something in the mail
asking for information that
should be sent to the Ameri-
can Cancer Society. Then the


ORDINARY HEROES FIGHTING CANCER TOGETHER
Honorary chairmen for the 2012 Relay are Bartow Middle School student Rissy
Bustos-Fernandez and Tina Bryan McGuire, both recovering from leukemia. In its 11th
year, the 2012 theme is"Ordinary Heroes Fighting Cancer Together."
Relay For Life of Bartow events are scheduled overnight on Friday, April 20, as
individuals and teams camp out at Bartow Memorial Stadium, with the goal of keeping
at least one team member on the track at all times throughout the evening.
Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold
creativefundraisers at their campsites during Relay. So far, more than 49 teams have
registered to participate.
S "We're very proud of the fact that Relay For Life of Bartow'finished 15th
S" in the state of Florida, raising more than $179,000 in the fight against
7 cancer last year,"said Hall
S- Bartow Memorial Stadium is at Bartow High School,


SKIELAY
FOR LIFE


I


1270 S. Broadway.

periodic
surveys will
come in.
The
enrollment
process


involves two
steps; Pope said, one in per-
son and one at home. As part
of the in-person enrollment,
yo6twill be asked to read and
sigfman informed consent
forff, complete a brief written
survey. provide some physi-
cal measurements, and give a
small blood sample.
At home, the participant
will complete a more com-
prehensive baseline survey
that asks for information on
lifestyle, behavioral and other
factors related to health. Some
locations will offer this survey
as part of the in-person exn-
rdoll ent process.
When that is completed, the
American Cancer Society will
codrtinue to mail follow-ip ,
sur, eys every few years.
"You'll probably get some- o
thing.in themail every two to
three years," she said.
P6pe said CPS-3 is not a
clinical study, so participants
will not receive individual
blood test results.
And, while being able to.
not only keep up with your
health, you could be helping
thousands of others, the
Bartow Relay For Life


chairman added.
"By joining CPS-3, volun-
teers can help the ACS to
understand how to prevent
cancer," said Bartow Relay
For Life Chairman Joe Hall,
who is also the Bai to.m Police
Department's chief.
While Bartow is the only
town in this area`to have a
sign-up table, which will be
open from 5-9 p.m. April 20,
anyone can join -kvho qualifies.
"Bartow has been the only
town selected, tt people
from other towns can come
down and complete a form,"
local coordinator Gail Mur-
ray said. She emphasized the
Relay For Life events are hap-
pening different weekends in
different towns, but the study
is open to anyone who has
never been. dia'gosed wit ih'
cancer and' wo6ti d like to help
fightithe disease.,
"They just need to realize
this is 'a long-tein commiti-'
ment," she said.':
One of the reasons Bartow is
'has been selected is because
of its past history in Relay For
Life. It has become a big deal
in Bartow, raising more than
$180,000 each year and as
much as $220,000. Last year it
ranked at the 15th largest city
in Florida in donations to the
ACS.
"The factors we take a look
at are many," Pope said.


At right: Ron Zepnick
was full of good
cheer as he sold
beaded necklaces
during Relay For Life
at Bartow Memorial
Stadium last year.
This year the event
in Bartow will have a
booth asking people ,
to sign up for the '
CPS-3 study.
PHOTOSBY '
CHRISTINE
RQSLOW





"Because the Bartow conmmu-
nity itself has ihe demograph-'
ics and is devoted are factors.
They do deserve accolades
and it's a community we'd like
to come to."
Those who want to find out
more about the study can visit


At left: Caleb
Krzywkowski,
3, makes his
mother, Lisa,
smile. He was
having fun
playing with
his family
and running
around
during the
Relay for Life
in Bartow
last year.
This year
the event
in Bartow
will have a
booth asking
people to
sign up for
the CPS-3
study.


thfe website at cancer.org/cps3,
email cps3@cancer.org or call
toll-free 888-604-5888.
For local information call
Murray at 863-534-0121, or
Caellan Curtis at 863-688-
2326, ext. 5508, or email her at
Caellan.Curtis@cancer.org.


Free back pain seminar scheduled


Bartow Regional Medi-
cal Center is offering a free
educational event for people
suffering from the symptoms
of lower back pain.
Dr. Donald Sachs will speak
at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday,
Feb. 22, in BRMC Classrooms
1 and 2.
He said this is an opportu-
nity for patients with lower


back pain to meet
with physicians
and learn more
'5'4- about the man-
agement and
treatment of their
S disease.
A Up to 85 per-
SACHS cent of people
have lower back
pain at some point in life.


The sacroiliac joint can be re-
sponsible for up to 25 percent
of lower back pain but is often
never evaluated because most
physicians are never trained
to look for it as a pain
generator.
Potential causes of SI joint
problems include degenera-
tive disease, history of trau-
ma, pregnancy and childbirth,


and other unknown reasons.
Recent studies show 75
percent of all post-lumbar
surgery patients may have SI
joint dysfunction.
Symptoms often limit self-
supporting daily activities,
work, social and recreational
pursuits. Lack of activity can
lead to obesity, depression
and general deterioration.


This event will help patients
understand their disease and
how to manage their condi-
tion, the doctor said. SI joint
patients will learn about treat-
ment options including non-
operative therapy, traditional
surgery and a new minimally
invasive technology.
For information, call 863-
519-1442.


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Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Parkinson treatment shows positive results


Researchers from the University
of Florida and 14 additional medi-
cal centers reported results today
in the online version of The Lancet
Neurology Journal indicating that
deep brain stimulation also
known as DBS is effective at.
improving motor symptoms and
quality of life in patients with
advanced Parkinson's disease...
The study, sponsored by St. Jude
Medical Inc., tested the safety and
effectiveness of a constant current
DBS device developed by St. Jude
Medical to manage the symptoms
of Parkinson's disease.
The device aimed to reduce
tremors, improve the slowness.
of movement, decrease the mo-
tor disability of the disease and
reduce involuntary movements
called dyskinesia, which are a
common side effect of Parkin-
son's drugs. After treatment,
analysis of 136 patient diaries
revealed longer periods of effec-
tive symptom control known
as "on time" without involun-
tary movements. "On time" for
patients who received stimula-
tion increased by an average of


Cardiologists:,

For patients who have severe profess
narrowing of the aortic valve, Medici
a condition known as aortic cine. "P
stenosis, standard treatment these p
is surgical replacement of the and un
damaged valve, do well
But advanced age or medical The i
problems such as lung disease techniq
prevent many of those patients aortic v
from having open chest sur- TAVR, v
gery. In the past, the best such Food ai
patients could hope for was to Novem
control their symptoms with es appr
medications. Now they can live cedure
longer thanks to a new minimally levels o
invasive treatment that involves tion ini
inserting an artificial valve that well as]
takes over the work of the dis- conduct
eased valve. collect
The University of Florida is and mo
among a limited number of facili- Bary
ties around the country initially M.D., M
approved to offer the procedure tidonal ca
' "It's exciting this technol- t- with tho
ogy opens an option for patients:, surgeon
who otherwise do not have a Charles
repair option," said cardiologist dure at
Anthony A. Bavry, an assistant of Floric


4.27 hours compared with an
increase of 1.77 hours in the
group without stimulation.
Patients also noted overall im-
provements in the quality of their
daily activities, mobility, emo-
tional state, social support and
physical comfort. "I think it is safe
to say since dopamine treatment
emerged in the 1960s, DBS has
been the single biggest symptom-
atic breakthrough for Parkinson
patients who have experienced
the fluctuations associated with
levodopa therapy," said Michael
S. Okun, first author of the study,
administrative director of the UF
College of Medicine's Center for
Movement Disorders and Neu-
rorestoration, and the National
Medical Director for the National
Parkinson Foundation.
, "This study validates the use of
mild electrical currents delivered
to specific brain structures in or-
der to improve Parkinson's disease
in select patients with advanced
symptoms, and additionally, it
explored a new stimulation para-
digm. Future improvements in
devices and the delivery systems


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for DBS will hopefully provide
exciting new opportunities for
Parkinson's sufferers."
Only patients who have had
Parkinson's disease for five years
or more were included in the
study. They were randomly as-
signed to a control group that de-
layed the onset of stimulation for
three months, or a group whose
stimulation began shortly after
surgery. All patients were followed
for 12 months.
The deep brain stimulation pro-
cedure involves surgeons implant-
ing small electrodes into an area
of the patient's brain that controls
movement. The electrodes are
connected to a device precisely
programmed to use mild electrical
current to modulate problematic
brain signals that result in move-
ment problems. Today's voltage-
controlled DBS devices deliver
pulses of current that vary slightly
with surrounding tissue changes.
The DBS devices tested in this
study are intended to provide
more accurate delivery and con-.
trol of the electrical pulses.
"We are committed to driv-


ing research that will provide
solutions for physicians and their
patients whose needs are cur-
rently unmet," said Rohan Hoare,
president of St. Jude Medical Neu-
romodulation Division. "These
results are significant as they offer
evidence that stimulation with
the Libra constant current system
enabled patients to have better
motor control and an improve-
ment in their quality of life when
compared to the control group."
The U.S. Food and Drug Ad-
ministration approved the use
of DBS for Parkinson's disease
in 2002. At least 500,000 people
in the United States suffer from
Parkinson's with about 50,000
new cases reported annually,
according to the National Insti-
tute of Neurological Disorders
and Stroke. These numbers are
expected to increase as the aver-
age age of the population rises.
"The study answered some
very important questions con-
cerning cognition and mood
with lead implantation (alone)
versus implantation with
stimulation. It also refutes the


surgeons to offer life-extending"

rin the UF College of Working in such multidisci- The new valve is then anchored
:'s department of medi- plinary teams streamlines and into position inside the diseased;
'viously we had to treat speeds patientegyaluation and valve by inflation of the balloon.,
ients with medications,, decisions about he best course Placement of the stent is mo-i, -:
rtunately many did not of action. tored with X-ray and ultrasound
[his is a big change." "You have bo0h a surgeon and imaging.
w valve replacement a cardiologist seeing a patient, Patients' survival chances
e, called transcatheter reviewing the data and making improve with the new technique.
ve replacement, or the best decision about how to In clinical trials involving 700
s approved by the U.S. treat," Barvn said. patients, treatment with the new
I Drug Administration in Among the elderly, severe aor- procedure cut the death rate near-
ar 2011. Medical practic- tic stenosis is the most common ly in half after one year of having
red to perform the pro- abnormality of the heart valves, the implanted device, compared
ad to demonstrate high But up to one-third of such with medical therapy alone.
experdse and collabora-, patients are considered ineligible "This is one of the best things..
rdiology and surgery, as for surgery.,They are instead, that has happened in the last, O
gh-quality facilities for given medicines to control heart years in interventional cardiol',-
ng the'procedure and rate and blood pressure, and ogy," said Samir Kapadia, an
data for patient care their heart voltuie is monitored interventional cardiologist at the
storing. in order to headgoff congestive Cleveland Clinic who is one of
nd R. DavidAnderson, heart failure. Medical treat- the leaders in clinical trials ofihe
., director of interven- ments ease symptoms but do new technique..
diology at UE, will team not prolong lif6~,In the new TA\R "Procedurally, it's like a miracle
acic and cardiovascular procedure, the artificial valve -- patients are sick, you do die',
Ihomas M. Beaver and, framed by aste'it and wrapped critical prt of the valve repl 'e-.
Iqodell to do the proce- around aballooi --- is trans- mefit in 15 to 30 seconds and '
F&Shands, the University ported up to the aortic valve via all of a sudden the heart starts
Academic Health Center. a large catheter in the leg. working more efficiently. It has


hypothesis that DBS increases
depressive symptoms," said
Gordon H. Baltuch, a professor
of neurosurgery in the Perel-
man School of Medicine at the
University of Pennsylvania and
a study author.
"The group's results also showed
a decrease in the infection rate
to 4 percent from the previously
published 10 percent. It shows
that American neurosurgeons and
neurologists with their industry
partners are improving the safety
of this procedure and working in a
collaborative fashion."
Comparable with other large
DBS studies, the most common
serious adverse event revealed
was infection, which occurred
in five patients. Likewise, some
participants also reported an
increase in the occurrence
of slurred speech, known as
dysarthria.
"Technology is on the move,
and we expect to see continued
improvements to DBS approach-
es, equipment and materials," said
Okun, who is also affiliated with
UF's McKnight Brain Institute.

procedure


changed the way we do things
and has provided treatment op-
tions for lots of people who did
not have an option before."
The procedure has also been
compared with traditional open;
surgery in patients who were
operable but had a high risk of
dying if they did have surgery. Af-
ter a year, patient outcomes were
comparable to those of surgery
patients. Additional studies are
being carried out to see how the
procedure works among patients
who are at lower risk of death.if'
they have surgery.
The UF team has begun evaluat-
ing patients to see who might be:
good candidates for the procedure.,
Tests include chest CT scans, cardi-
ac catheterization and EKGs. They,
are,alsoreaching out to physicians
whose patients might benefit .
Research continues on new.,
ways to insert the valve, as well as
on new types of valves, including
one that can be repositioned after
it has been placed inside the body.


University of Florida to start rural public health training center


The University of Florida has received
$2.5 million from the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services to develop
public health workforce education pro-
grams and community health proje&ts'for
rural Florida residents.
The UF College of Public Health and
Health Professions is one of 10 public
health schools to receive 2011 Public
Health Training Center Program grants to
support public health worker education
in several fields, including environmental
health, public health leadership, nutrition
and cultural competency.
The program funds 37 public health
training centers in the United States that
provide highly skilled training to 500,000
public health and related health care
practitioners. With support from the -
grant, the UF College of Public Health
and Health Professions has partnered
with Florida A&M University's Institute of
Public Health to establish the Rural South
Public Health Training Center.
The center will serve medically under-
served counties in Florida, particularly
in northern rural regions of the state, by
providing competency-based training for
public health workers and internships for
MPH students, enhancing public health
services and improving community
access to services. The center will focus


on public health core skills and the skills
required to address prevention and man-
agement of HIV/AIDS in the rural South.
"The center will identify the needs of
the workforce and residents in medically
underserved areas and tailor training and
services based on those needs, with a
special emphasis on needs related to HIV7
AIDS," said project director Mary Peoples-
Sheps, senior associate dean for public
health at the UF College of Public Health
and Health Professions.
The center will offer free, online con-
tinuing education to Florida public health
workers, who like many state employees,
have seen budgets for professional devel-
opment and travel trimmed. The distance
courses will provide continuing education
credits for up to 500 public health workers
per year. Those professionals with a bach-
elor's degree who are interested in more
intensive training may pursue online cer-
tificates in public health foundations and
in prevention and management of HIIV
Another aim of the Rural South Public
Health Training Center is to assess resi-
dents' health needs and conduct commu-
nity-based projects in collaboration with
state and community partners.
IUF and FAMU Master of Public Health
students will help carry out these projects
on-site with the support of competitive,


paid internships offered by the center.
"By conducting annual needs assess-
ments and developing ongoing and sus-
tainable collaborative projects, the center


will develop an infrastructure for student
placements that promotes service-based
student learning and addresses significant
community needs," Peoples-Sheps said.


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Study questions proton therapy for prostate cancer


MARILYNN MARCHIONE
AP CHIEF MEDICAL WRITER
A warning to men considering a
pricey new treatment for prostate
cancer called proton therapy:
Research suggests it might have
more side effects than traditional
radiation does.
A study of Medicare records
found that men treated with
proton beams later had one-third
more bowel problems, such as
bleeding and blockages, than
similar men given conventional
radiation.
This is an observational study
so it is not definitive, but it is one
of the largest to compare these
treatments. Proton therapy is
rapidly growing in use Medi-
care covers it even though
no rigorous studies have tested
whether it is as safe or effective as
usual care.
It costs around $48,000 at
least twice as much as other pros-
tate radiation treatments. Hospi-


tals are rushing to build proton
centers, and nine are operating
now sites include Boston,
Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia,
Jacksonville, Fla., and Loma
Linda, Calif., east of Los Angeles.
Promoters often claim it is less
likely to cause complications.
"There's no clear evidence
that proton therapy is better"
for prostate cancer, and the new
results suggest it may cause more
complications, said Dr. Ronald
Chen, a radiation specialist at
the University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill.
He led the study and will give
results at a medical meeting in
San Francisco later this week.,
They were discussed Tuesday in a
telephone news conferencespon-
sored by the American Society of
Clinical Oncology and two other
cancer groups.
Proton therapy uses proton
particles instead of X-rays. In
theory, it targets radiation more
directly to tumors and spares


healthy tissue, which should lead
to fewer side effects. Its value is
established for treating eye and
certain pediatric tumors. But it
often is marketed for prostate
cancer a far more common
condition.
Researchers checked Medicare
records on more than 12,000 men
treated for early-stage prostate
cancers from 2002 through 2007.
Follow-up information was avail-
able for four years on average.
First they compared an older
version of external beam radia-
tion to a newer form that now
dominates the field intensity-
modulated radiation therapy, or
IMRT. It, too, targets radiation
more precisely to the prostate,
and this is the first large study to
show it was better than the older
method even though it came
into use a decade ago.
"We found that patients who
were treated with IMRT required
fewer additional treatments after
radiation which indicates bet-


ter cancer control," Chen said.
There also were slightly fewer
bowel problems, although there
also were slightly more sexual
problems among men treated
with IMRT.
A second part of the study
compared 684 men with proton
therapy to a similar group treated
with IMRT. There were 18 cases.
of bowel problems for every 100
proton therapy patients per each
year of follow-up versus 12 such
problems for those treated with
IMRT.
"Thafs a red flag," said Dr.
Bruce Roth, a cancer specialist
at Washington University in St.
Louis who is involved with the
cancer conference but had no
role in the study.
It's too soon to know whether
proton therapy will prove more
effective to justify higher side
effects, but seeing this difference
so soon in its use is troubling, he
said. Doctors don't want a repeat
of the IMRT experience, "where it


becomes the new standard of care
without that comparative data,"
he said.
The federal Agency for Health-
care Research and Quality paid
for the study, which included
researchers from the National
Cancer Institute. The govern-
-ment also is paying for a de-
finitive study to compare proton
therapy to other types.
It "clearly is a promising ther-
apy," but it has not yet shown an
advantage for treating prostate
cancer, said Dr. Jason Efstathiou
of Massachusetts General Hospi-
tal, who will lead the new study.
Early results from patients at
his hospital suggests there are
fewer complications in the first
six months after proton therapy,
but "maybe this is a short-term
advantage" that disappears or
does not occur at every hospital
using it, he said.
Only a rigorous study will tell.
It starts this summer and will
give results in three to five years.


Lung cancer test predicts likelihood of death


By LISA M. KRIEGER
MCT NEWS
A new lung cancer test predicts
the likelihood of death from lung
cancer more accurately than
conventional methods, according
to two large studies by an inter-
national team led by scientists at
the University of California San
Francisco.
This test, which measures the
activity of 14 genes in cancerous
tissue, could more accurately
guide treatment for people with


the disease. Lung cancer is the
most common cause of cancer
death in the United States and the
world.
, "It's quite exciting," said co-au-
thor Dr. David Jablons, who leads
the Thoracic Oncology Program
at UCSE in a news release. "This
has the potential to help hundreds
of thousands of people every year
survive longer."
The two studies, the largest
ever conducted on the molecu-
lar genetics of lung cancer, were


published in the Jan. 27 issue of
the British medical journal The
Lancet.
Doctors assess early-stage lung
cancers by their size, location and
microscopic appearance. This
information, known as staging,
guides additional treatment fol-
lowing surgery.
If doctors could more precisely
gauge prognosis, more people
who might benefit from addi-,
tional therapy could receive it im-
mediately after surgery before


any residual cancer has a chance
to grow.
One study analyzed tissue from
433 people in Northern California
with early-stage lung cancer. The.
other study involved 1,006 people
with early-stage lung cancer in
China.
In both trials, the team showed,
that the test could accurately
predict whether the odds of death
within five years of lung surgery
were low, intermediate, or high.
More people die from lung


cancer annually than from breast,
colon and prostate cancers com-
bined. It claims more than 150,000
American lives annually and
accounts for some 1.4 million
deaths around the world.
About 85 percent of Americans
with lung cancer die within five
years of diagnosis. Most cases
result from exposure to cigarette
smoke but other causes include
exposure to asbestos, chemicals,
environmental factors and genetic
susceptibility.


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OUR SPECIALISTS GAVE HER A NEW ONE.




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every measure was precise. I was surprised at
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Sy But since her hip replacement, the pain is gone and so is the
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REAL ESTATE


Wednesday, February 15, 2012


CLASSIFIED


Question: Is the
real estate market in
good shape?
Answer: There has
never been a better
time to buy a home.
This is the best time
to find a good value.
There is a lot of ac-
tivity in the market
right now and that is
good for everyone.
If you have been
waiting for a bargain
then it is certainly
time to take the
plunge. The local
market is improving
because of all of the
activity. We have seen
regular homes sell-
ing but foreclosures
are still driving the-
market. Everybody


is looking for a bar-
gain and they are out
there.
Question:What
about financing? Are
your customers able
to get financing?
Answer: If you
shop around you can
get a good rate on a -
home loan. And don't
forget there are still
FHA loans out there.


What's HOT in the marketplace?


This home recently sold in the Southeast area of Winter Haven for $62,000. The sale was handled by Prime Plus Real Estate in
Lake Wales. It is a 2 bedroom, 3 bath home with a pool. The home was a foreclosure.


I3LUS REAL ESTATE INC.


"PRIME PLUS SERVICE YOU DESERVE!"
OPEN HOUSE FEBRUARY 5, 2012
From 12-4 pm
4801 Avon St Lake Wales
Very nice ready to move in 2BR/1BA
close to Warner University and
Crooked Lake. New carpet, paint
Newer windows and roof. Big bonus
room and open floor plan.
Stop by for a personal showing and
more information.
This one will not last at $54,900

STOP BY OUR OFFICE FOR A FREE LIST OF FORECLOSURES! CHECK OUT
THESE AND OTHER LISTING ON OUR WEBSITEE www.rime=1lusraeate.com


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You can find every business and service under the
sun in the Business & Service Directory!
I Make your business a part of it! Call 863-676-3467


SUN


Lot of activity

in local market;

good loan rates


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REAL ESTATE


'We Are Pledged To The Letter And
Spirit of U.S. Policy For The Achieve-
ment Of Equal Housing Opportunity
Throughout The Nation. We Encour-
age And Support An Affirmative
Advertising And Marketing Program In
Which there Are No Barriers To
Obtaining Housing Because of Race,
Color, Religion, Sec, Handicap, Famil-
ial Status Or National Origin."-

1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
130 OVEROCKER CIR,
FROSTPROOF $79,900.
3/2 Shows like NEW! New
wood lam. Floor, paint, cab,
elec, cha, roof, & fenced.
1799 S LAKE REEDY
BLVD, FROSTPROOF
$285,000 3bed/2bath
LAKEFRONT Custom built
home,. wood floors, brick
paver drive & patio.
2055 US HIGHWAY 17,
BABSON PARK $52,500
2/1 Bungalow style home
w/real hardwood -floors, cha,
carport, fenced in backyard.
2616 SAND PINE TRL,
FROSTPROOF $139,900.
HUGE-30'X90' METAL WORK-
SHOP 4bed/2bath DW on
3.24 private Wildlife Sanctu-
ary acres.
315 VIRGINIA ST, FROST-
PROOF $65,000., 2/2
remodeled home on over-
sized yard.
4 BR, 4 BA. POOL HOME
ON AN ACRE, Beautiful
home. with plenty of room
inside and out, fully enclosed
pool and lanai, large utility
laundry room, family room
with fireplace, master suite,
spacious family room, located
on a nice lot with big oaks,
'$144,900 ID# 115, PRIME
P -PLUS-REAL ESTATE INC. 863-
;676-7040 ., www.primeplus-
realestate.com
4 Br. 3 Ba. ON A LARGE
LOT, Beautiful Landscaping,
Located In Very Nice Area,
2,;634 Ft. Living' area, Home
has large family room and
also a game or theater room,
oversized garage, plus addi-
tional living area with separate
bath,, hew kitchen-appliances,
beautiful 'wood cabinets. new
countertops; hardwood floors
are in ..most of tbe entire
home, Just Listed, $159,900,
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE
INC. 863-676-7040 ID#
3010, www.primeplus-
realestate.com
ALMOST 2 ACRES WITH 3
BR. 2 BA. MOBILE HOME,
built in 2009, good condition,
move,. in ready,, all fenced
located in country setting
near lake Rosalie, $85,000
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE
INC. 863-676-7040 ID #
2002 www.primeplus-
realestate.com
CARLSBERG ESTATES, 2
BR. 2 BA.. Nice community
with lake access, clubhouse,
pool, Home built in 2006, has
2 car garage, ID# 241, PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. 863-
676-7040 www.primeplus-
realestate.com
LAKE JUNE POINTE
ESTATE 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath
Custom Home in a Gated
Community with screened
pool. Front and back porches
with 1.43 acres of beautiful
landscaped property including
fruit trees. Lots of room to
roam, inside and out with
plenty of parking. Only
$334,900. Debra Ann Worley
Real Estate 863465-0123
(Classified = Resultst


1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
LAKE-FRONT BEAUTY, 2Br
2Ba nestled on private Lake
Cypress in Lake Wales, enjoy
boating, fishing and using
your own private boat ramp.
Offers a spa in the back sun-
room, newer roof, complete
a/c system, kitchen cabinets
and appliances, Reduced
$254,000 id# 1671 PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC.
863-676-7040 www.prime-
plusrealestate.com
LAKEFRONT EXECUTIVE
HOME, 5,019 FT. OF LIV-
ING AREA! located on an
acre on one 'of Florida's finest
fishing and boating lakes,
enclosed pool, so many fea-
tures and upgrades, absolute-
ly a gorgeous home, boat
dock, call today for appoint-
ment to see! $395,000,
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE
INC. 863-676-7040 ID# 2513
www.primeplusrealestate.co
m
LOCATED NEAR LAKE
PIERCE AND GREAT FISH-
ING, this 3 Br. 2 Ba. Home
has a lot to offer, Built in
2000, this is a great buy for
only $69,000 PRIME PLUS
REAL ESTATE INC. 863-676-
7040 www.primeplus-
realestate.com
.LOCATED NEAR LAKE PIERCE
AND GREAT FISHING, this 3
Br. 2 Ba. Home has a lot to
offer, Built- in 2000, this is a
great buy for only $59,000
PRIME PLUS. REAL ESTATE
INC. ..863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.co
m
NEAR KISSIMMEE CHAIN
OF LAKES, East Lake Wales,
3 Br. 1.5 Ba. 2 lots, neat and
clean, move in ready, bring
your boat and fishing poles, 1
block from Lake Rosalie, mari-
na and boat ramp, near state
park, reduced to $59,000
id# 10755 PRIME PLUS
REAL ESTATE INC. 863676-
7040 www.primeplus-
realestate.com
NEW LISTING LOCATED IN
CROOKED LAKE PARK,
great condition and a perfect
starter home for the first time
home buyer or winter resi-
dent; 2 Br. 1 Ba. $54,900
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE
INC. 863-676-7040 ID #
4801 www.primeplus-
realestate.com.
WATER-FRONT BEAUTIFUL
HOME ON CANAL LEADING
TO LAKE WALK IN WATER,
Move-In condition, 3 Br. 2 Ba.,
cathedral ceiling, spacious liv-
ing room,. large Florida room
.with view of canal and lake,
formal dining, plus eating
space next to kitchen, all
appliances, washer and dryer,
2 car garage, workshop,
large covered dock on deep
water canal, just seconds
from the lake, $189,900 id#
6616 PRIME, PLUS REAL
ESTATE www.primeplus-
realestate.com
1030 WATERFRONT HOMES
Waterfront Home For Sale
Lake Clay-Ski-Fish-Fun, Sand
Bottom Lake, 3 Bedroom 2
bath, Beautiful Oaks, Fenced
Yard, Spectacular Sunsets.
Debra Ann Worley Real Estate
863-465-0123
1040 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR SALE
CONDO @ LAKE WALES
COUNTRY CLUB, Beautifully
furnished 2 Bed 2 Bath 1st
floor unit Condo with Spa-
cious Floor Plan. Located in
Golf Community. Family
room/lanai Overlooks Fairway
and Lagoon. Many Communi-
ty Amenities. $105,000 id#
6204 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.co
m
ADVERTISE!


1040 CONDOS/VILLAS
FOR SALE
LAKE WALES COUNTRY
CLUB 2nd. Floor Condo,
Fully Furnished, Screened
Balcony, Great View Of Golf
Course And Lagoon,
$102,000 id# 9202 PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC.
863-676-7040 www.prime-
plusrealestate.com
1070 DUPLEXES FOR SALE
INCOME PRODUCING
PROPERTY FOR SALE
INCOME, Duplex-2 DBed-
rooms 1 Bath each side-Rent-
ed $1,050 mo. Walk to
Schools, Library, Shopping,
and Lake June Lakefront Park
and Ball Fields $84,900.
Debra Ann Worley Real Estate
863-465-0123
1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE
2 ACRES AND DOUBLE
WIDE MOBILE HOME,
fenced beautiful 2 acres,
great buy for a home and
land, FORECLOSURE,
$29,900 ID# 209
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE
INC. 863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.co
m,
2 BEDROOM 2 BATH ON
2.45 ACRES, all fenced with
large barn and workshop.
Home has screened porch,
open floor plan, lots of stor-
age space. Small pond and
storage shed on property.
$45,000 (short sale) PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. id #
17379 863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.co
m
3 BEDROOM 2 BATH ON
APPRX. 4.86 ACRES all
fenced with workshop, Home
built in 2005, 2,108 ft. living
area, located just east of
Lake Wales. $79,900 PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. id#
17389 863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.co
m
3 BR. 2 BA. MOBILE HOME
ON 1 ACRE, NICE WELL
MAINTAINED HOME WITH
STORAGE BLD. Located just
east of Lake Wales near Lake
Rosalie, Great Fishing and
boating lake,. $65,000 ID#
2188 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.co
m
1095 MANUFACTURED
HOMES FOR SALE

BRAND NEW HOMES
FOR. SALE
Great Specials
Reduced Prices
Beautiful Manufactured
Home Community
863-439-7418

1110 OUT OF AREA HOMES
37 ACRE MIDDLE TN FARM
with 13 acre lake, nice home.
Selling at Absolute Auction,
Memorial Day. Van Massey
Auction Lic 1711. (931)433-
8686 Visit vanmassey.com
DEVELOPER FORCED LIQ-
UIDATION Smoky Mtn. Lake
Property Priced @ Foreclo-
sure/Short sale. Up to 100%
Financing/5% interest. Hurry-
Only 30 Reservations avail-
able! (877)551-0550 ext 100
1210 HOMES FOR RENT
BARTOW, Clean 1Bdr Apart-
ment in Duplex, on Bartow's
Westside. Ceramic tile floors
throughout, large kitchen.
$425/monthly.
863-299-8070.
FORT MEADE lbd, iba,
walk to grocery, fruit stand,
library, restaurant. 9 S.E. First
St., 500. mo., $500 securi-
ty. No pets. Call: 863-512-
7326.


1210 HOMES FOR RENT
LAKE WALES 2BR, 1 1/2ba
$600 monthly & $600 security
deposit. With fenced yard.
321-636-9497
LAKE WALES AREA. 2 Very
Nice Houses For Rent. 2 Bd
$500 mo / 3 Bd $700 Mo.
call 863-635-6399
1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT
Highland Park beautiful 1
BR furnished condo on golf
course w/sunset and lakeview
deck. Incl. all utilities except
electric, plus cable TV and
Internet! $595/mo. 863-638-
1960
1300 DUPLEXES FOR RENT
FORT MEADE, Valentine
Special 2bd lba, furnished
appliances, garbage, trash
and lawn service. 863-559-
7035.
IMMACULATE CORNER unit
(2/2)Tile upgrades/new appli-
ances
1430 Thousand Roses
$55,000.00

Need Cash?
Have A
Garage Sale


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1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT


BARTOW BEAR CREEK
APARTMENTS
lbd available, special
$485.00/mo.
including water, sewer
& trash removal.
Small pets welcome with
pet deposit.
Close to shopping &
bus transportation.
Call (863) 534-3243.
BARTOW, duplex, lbd, no
pets. 572 E. Pearl St. (863)
299-3522
Now Leasing
Apartment Homes
1 bedroom from $482
2 bedrooms from $517
Charlton Court (863) 285-
8380
TDD (800)955-8771
Equal Opportunity Housing
Rental Assistance Program
(based on availability)
Section 8 welcome
1340 MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT
3br/2ba, Mobile Home For
Rent Everything Nicely Fur-
nished, $650 Mo. 863-604-
3740.
Cas e- .s


1340 MOBILE HOMES
FOR RENT
LAKE WALES 65X16 Fleet-
wood Trailer, 1-1/2 Bath,
CA/H, Fenced Yard, Private
Lot. 8 mi East, 1/2 mi South
hwy 60. 863-696-1928
NO DEPOSIT/ $120 PER
WEEK Nice mobile home.
Dave- 813-644-1140

1345 MISC. RENTALS
LAND FOR RENT FOR
YOUR MOBILE HOME
Includes water, Septic System
& trash collection. Babson
Park area. Call 352-753-
1683, cell 352-789-5229
1500 LOTS & ACREAGE
12 X 16 WORKSHOP, 12
X14 SHED, COUNTY
WATER, ELECTRIC, READY
FOR NEW MOBILE! Located
East of Lake Wales, Paved Rd
Frontage, Partially Fenced,
$34,900 id # 3148 PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC.
www.primeplusrealestate.co
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1500 LOTS & ACREAGE
5 ACRES NEAR LAKE
ROSALIE, Located in a gated
community in a rural setting;
wildlife galore, near county
boat ramp and access to
Lake Rosalie, Deed restricted
to single family homes only,
beautiful wooded parcel,
$49,900 id# It 11, PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC..863-
676-7040 www.primeplus-
realestate.com


Advertise in

The Classifieds!


1500 LOTS & ACREAGE
HOME SITE, Nice half Acre
lot located in Beautiful Area of
Homes. Growing Region Cen-
trally Located between Winter
Haven and Lake Wales. Par-
tially Cleared and ready to
Build your First Home.
$27,900 id #cc PRIME PLUS
REAL ESTATE INC. (863) 676-
7040 www.primeplus-
realestate.com
ARE YOU ONLINE?
INCREASE YOUR
EXPOSURE!
Add your internet address
to your ad for a little extra!


1500 LOTS & ACREAGE
LAKE FRONT ON LAKE
WALK IN WATER, Just Over
5 Acres, Partially Wooded,
Private Location, Dead End
Street. Great Price! $79,900
id# It22 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE, INC 863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.co


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Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis


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22 Sign of the Ram
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hour
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day
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decorated tree
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1500 LOTS & ACREAGE


COUNTRY LIVING -
WHERE YOU CAN
HAVE IT ALL!!!
THE COUNTY IS DROP-
PING THE IMPACT
FEES FOR THE NEXT
SIX MONTHS AND NOW
IS THE TIME TO BUILD
A NEW HOME!!! SAVE
$$$THOUSANDS BUY-
ING AND BUILDING
NOW!!
ALTURAS, 14 :acres
(more or less) for sale.
Will divide into mini-
mum of 5 acre tracts.
High and dry. Suitable
for building home, small
grove or raising cattle
or horses. Big enough
to build a home & sepa-
rate mother-in-law suite
or 2 homes!. Close to
Alturas Elementary.
Enjoy country living at
its finest! Just 10 miles
to Bartow, Lake Wales
or Winter Haven. For
more information or to
schedule an appt. call
863-512-0041.
WOODED HOME SITE! 2
Acres of Beautiful Woods in
deed restricted community to
build your new home! Not too'
far from Public Boat Ramp
into Lake Rosalie. Owner Moti-
vated and will look at all Rea-
sonable Offers! $39,900 id#
11209 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC (863) 676-7040.
www.primeplusrealestate.co
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1515 WATERFRONT
North Carolina Mountain
Lakefront lots. New gated
2/15/12 waterfront community. Dock-
unq,!J-LO~(o) able lots with up to 300' of
jI 1 3 shoreline, Low insurance, Low
S .L property tax. Call Now
(800)709-5253
,MO OWN a waterfront lot in a
M gated Community inc, a cus-
9- C tom park model home, $65K,
Ni |:1 6 Mi E of Lake Wales. Karl
V | 8 863-678-8295
0 1520 OUT OF TOWN LOTS

SN 0 N 20 Acres-Live on Land
Sv 3 NOW!! Only $99/mo. $0
1 3 Down. Owner financing. NO
----- CREDIT CHECKS! Near El
Sav u^ Paso, Texas. Beautiful Moun-
I N 3 3 tain Views! Free Color
1 I U Brochure. (800)755-8953.
eM_. www.sunsetranches.com
NC mountain property
ying a flat must go. 4.5 acres with out-
standing views and privacy.
o Pierre $25,000 OBO, great for
sunrise home or cabin. (828)394-
1 9298. Ask for Richard
n kin
ule from BUY IT!
1947
Cite
eart SELL IT!
stories,
FIND IT!

I Nr7 CIT ASSICFTIEDS


1620 COMMERCIAL/
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY
OFFICE FOR LEASE, State
Rd. 60 E., Lake Wales, New
Office Building offers great
exposure on Major Highway,
open floor plan available,
approx. 820 sq.ft. RENT
NEGOTIABLE, Call For
details, Also larger space
available if needed, PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC.
863-676-7040 OR 863-632-
0272 (ask for David)
www.primeplusrealestate.co
m
OVER 14 ACRES HIGHWAY
FRONTAGE IN AVON
PARK, Multiple parcels,
with mixed use. Excellent
potential for commercial
highway business, or income
property on U.S. 27. Bank
owned, recent appraisal and
priced accordingly, call for
more information. PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC.
863-676-7040 www.prime-
plusrealestate.com

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140 E. Stuart Ave.
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OTR DRIVERS- Food Grade
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Come early, coffee/donuts
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NC. Iron Horse Properties.
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Starting at $995.00
www.NorwoodSawmills.com/
300N (800)578-1363
Ext.300N
6260 MISCELLANEOUS
FOR SALE
2007 GMC Sierra 2500
Crew Cab, 4x4, Turbo Diesel,
price $7000, 407-792-2275.,
2010 Dodge Grand
Caravan Wheelchair Van
with 10" lowered floor; wheel-
chair ramp; wheelchair tie
downs.
AIRLINES ARE HIRING
Train for hands on Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA
approved program. Financial
aid if qualified. Housing avail-
able. Call Aviation Institute of
Maintenance (866)314-3769.
ATTEND COLLEGE ON
LINE from home. Medical,
* Business, Criminal Jus-
tice, Hospitality. Job place-
ment assistance. Computer
available. Financial Aid if qual-
ified. SCHEV certified. Call
(877)206-5165.
www.CenturaOnline.com


6260 MISCELLANEOUS
FOR SALE
LUMBER FOR SALE LAKE
WALES Kiln Dried. Poplar,
Walnut, Cherry. $2 ft & Up.
Call For Appointment 863-
439-7155
6270 WANTED TO
BUY/TRADE

BUYING
GOLD, SILVER,
COINS, JEWELRY
Highest Prices In History!

ANY CONDITION
WE BUY IT ALL, and Pay So Much
We Almost Want to Cry. You, of
Course, Will Laugh With Glee!!
See PHIL at the former
HOLLY'S ARMY NAVY STORE
3440 Ave G NW
Winter Haven
Mon-Sat 10am-5:3Opm
Call first to confirm I'm there
863-299-6031
Our 33rd Year.
OLD CROCKS AND JUGS,
Iron Skillets, Old Knives &
Swords, RR Lanterns and
Locks, Old Tin & Iron Toys,
Iron Banks, Old Pistols (work-
ing or not) Old Pocket Watch-
es. I Buy Most Anything Old.
Call Today, 304-671-1929,
(Frostproof Area) Cash.
WANT TO BUY Electric
Trains. Lionel, Marx, Ameri-
can Flyer and Banjos 814-
725-5994

7000


TRANSPORTATION

7140 MISC.DOMESTIC
AUTOS
1993 GMC CONVERSION
VAN 2500 SERIES, raised
roof, wood cabinets, nice,
clean. Heavy duty hitch &
transmission fan.
$2800/OB0 863-875-2128

Classified = Sales


7140 MISC.DOMESTIC
AUTOS
2000 CADILLAC DEVILLE,
less than 55k miles. Pearl
white w/camel vinyl top. Nice
leather interior. Fully loaded.
Exc. cond. $7,200 863-559-
6935.
7260 AUTOS WANTED
We buy unwanted car,
trucks, vans with or without
title any condition, year,make
or model. We pay up to
$20,000 and offer free tow-
ing call 813-505-6939
We buy unwanted vehicles
with or without title any condi-
tion,make,year or model we
pay up to $20,000 and offer
free towing call Cindy 813-
505-6939
7333 MISC. BOATS
JON BOAT, 14ft. 6hp John-
son w/ galvanized trailer. 28#
thurst trolling motor. Live well.
$1200 Call 863-899-2648.
7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS
2001 Honda CBR F41 600
motorcycle. Runs great 17k
miles
863-285-8705. $2,800.


7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS





2009 HONDA SHADOW,
750cc, 1936 miles. Blue & Silver.
List $9500. $6500/OBO. Call
Paul 863-285-9098.
7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVELTRAILERS
TRAVEL TRAILER, 33ft
Cougar 302RLS, double slide,
queen bed, rear living room.
Like new! Lots of extras! 231-
633-0024. (Haines City)
Seasonal
Job
Opportunities.



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Featured Property
Magnificent Contemporary Florida Style
4BR/3BA CB home on 1.41 acres w/215' on
Lake Reedy. This architectural materpiece
encompasses almost 4,000 sq ft under roof. 2
story workshop/possible guest house, granite
counter tops,16x26 covered porch. Dock &
covered boat house w/220V boat lift, Ihp
motor, elect., water, rubber front pad for boat dockage, 215' of
concrete seawall, main house has 2 A/C units on concrete pads,
East lot avail, for purchase adds 117' of lake front. $492,277.00
Michelle Hutto, Broker
863-635-0030 2697010


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