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Acid spill closes road

Driver injured by acid, safety risk

keeps SR 60 closed to traffic


Board changes ID policy

Drwver licenses no longer to be
shownfor public meeting access


PHOTOS BY STEVE STEINER
Containers that held sulfuric acid and-bags of salt pellets lay on State Road 60. The impact of the
fall caused four of six containers to burst upon impact.


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Volume 92 Number 16 '


USPS NO 211-260


stop at the junction of State Road 60
and Rifle Range. Road. The abrupt halt
caue h cacg sco taniag six poso?
pellets to shift and spill upon S.R. 60.
At least four. of the pods broke open.
Eac~h pod holds 250 gallons, according
to Brad Ruhmann, public informational
ofFicer wvith die Polk; C~ounru Fire Rescie
Department. Rubmann estimated 1.000
gallons had spilled.
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By STEVE STEINER
SSTEINER POLKCOUNTYDEMOCRAT.COM
A shift in the cargo of a flatbed truc
'spilled an estimated 1,000 gallons of
sulfuric acid and resulted with the driver, -
Eric Scott Garland, 47, 550 Cypress Streejt.
Wauchula, being airlifted to Tamlpa Gen -
e~ral Hospital w~ith sulfuric acid burns.
A~cco ring to an officer widit the Polk -
County~ Sheriffs Office, at approxid-
mately 5:45 a.mn., Garland made a hard


Audit still positive,


but with caveat


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government mandated the city update
its sewer lines and system. Much
of the project was paid for by grant
money, but the city also incurred mil-
lions in debt at that time.
"I know the citizens of Frostproof.
really didn't like the result in the fact
that they were facing higher and
higher sewer fees, higher and higher
water fees," Wiggins said.
He added, however, that it was the
first time in six years, since the city
was in a $250,000 hole, that the -enter-
prise fund actually turned a profit. But
not much of oine.
The enterprise fund brought in
about $1.8 million, W~iggins said, and
showed a profit of only about $33,000.
"That's almost break even," Wiggins
said. "It's very hard to get any closer
than that."
He said despite that, higher rates
are probably in the city's future.
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BY BRIAN ACKLEY
NEWS @FROSTPROOFNEWS.NET
Frostproof has again received a very
positive financial 2010-11 report from
its auditor. But his comments also
contained a caveat that might mean
higher utility bills in the near future
for city residents.
Turner Wiggins, representing Wig-
gins, Smit, Burby, Reineke & Co., said
in March that the city has more than
S$4 million in reserves arid that its'
financial plight of six years ago is well
behind them now. He said that figure
would cover about one year of obliga
tions in the city's general operating
fund.
However, the city's enterprise ac-
counts, which pay for water and sewer
service, are only operating at a break
even level, and that rate hikes should '
be considered. And soon.
That iisue stems all the way back
more then a decade when the federal


The driver of the truck (center) suffered chemical burns to his lower extremities. He later was -
airlifted to Tampa General..


Foundation and the ACLU took um-
brage when a woman reportedly was
denied access to the Polk School Board
offices on Floral Avenue in Bartow to
attend a public meeting because she
didn't have a driver license with her.
The school board required that any
visitor to the administration build-
ing must sign in and have their driver
license scanned which apparently
searches FDLE sexual offender and
predator files before a photo embel-
lished adhesive tag is issxied and entry
is allowed.
The school board maintained the
procedure was a building security
measure, but both the ACLU and First
Amendment Foundation claimed
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By CATHY PALMER
CORRESPONDENT
Two open meeting and Sunshine
L~aw advocacy groups had leveled their
sights on the Polk County School board
over the board's driver license scan-
ning to enter buildings where public
meetings are held, but since they took
aim the board has lifted the scanning
practice for those going to the public
meetings.
Instead of the driver license. scan,
meeting attendees will be directed to
the board meeting room without pre-
senting their identification, according
to Fred Murphy, Assistant Superinten-
dent for Support Services, who handles
the school board's security issues.
Recently, both the First Amendment


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The idea is local artists and photogra-
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have the rest of the day only to capture
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Prize money will include $200 for
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There will be age categories of ele-
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up until noon. Judging will be at the
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Army Pvt. Dusty Futch has gradu-
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During the nine weeks of train-
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An obnoxious smoke scrim from a Fort
Meade brush fire covered the region Mon-
day afternoon and served-to remind us
that we live in what is often a leafy, wooded
desert vulnerable to sparks and prone to
conflagration.
Even though we had a good weekend rain,
Monday's fire reminded us that we are still
in a state with a severe wildfire problem.
Or, as Agriculture Commissioner Adam
Putnam put it in a press release, "Florida is
unique in that it experiences a year-round
wildfire season with heightened wildfire
activity during the spring months."
With all respect to dry western states that
all-too-frequently resemble tinderboxes,
Florida is a peculiar mix of lush and arid.
Putnam again: "Although we may receive
sporadic rain, extended drought. conditions
are forecasted to persist throughout spring
and into summer.


and your neighbors. Just don't burn any-
thing outside, please.
Barbecue your burgers' and dogs on the
grill, but that's it. Be safe.
Don't toss burning butts out of a car. It's
against the law for a good reason. Don't
throw cigarette butts on the ground, period.
Be careful where you park your car. A hot
engine can kindle a brush fire.
Check around your house. Clear debris
from the roof and gutters.
Cut back any dead vegetation. Trim the
bushes.
Fire safety officials call vegetation a "wick"
that can start or sustain flames. If you
have any old piles of wood, brush and yard
waste, haul it away.
Try to remove anything that could ignite
if an ember landed on it. Chances are great
this will continue. It usually does.
Just try to keep safety in mind.


Our Viewpoint
Over the coming weeks and months, it is
likely that Florida will experience very high
to extreme wildfire danger due to these dry
conditions."
Oh yes. And the peak lightning season is
still months away.
Last week was Florida Wildfire Awareness
Week, inaugurated 14 years ago in response
to the devastating fires that consumed some
500,000 acres and destroyed 337 structures.
Even though we recently experienced a bit
of rain, the ground is extremely' dry.
That means people should be very, very
careful with outdoor fires.
Polk County does not allow outdoor
burning. Essentially, anything more than a
barbecue is fobidden.
Until we get a prolonged deluge, take ap-
propriate precautions to protect yourself


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I think that amid all of the politics.
that surrounds the question of the
constitutionality of the New Health-
care Law before the Supreme Court, a
simple fact has been obscured,
A basic tenet of contract law is that,
for a contract to be valid, all parties to
the contract must agree freely, without
duress, to the terms of the agreement or
contract. .
With "Obamacare" the individual
mandate requires everyone to buy
health insurance or face a fine or pen-
alty.
Thus one party to the contract, the

Keep OB doctors
Bartow Hospital ends Emergency on
call Gynecologists.
This hospital administration has dif-
ficulty deciding which is best, providing
patient care, or give up their passion to
rid themselves of Ralph Nobo? '
In 2007,community outrage failed to
save the obstetrics program. Smoothing
their unpopular decision, the adminis-
tration promised to re-open the OB unit
,once they brought on board another
OB/GYN.
Dr. Nobo offered to cover the unit, as
Swell as the on call emergency unit, at
no charge.Trhis was not an option.
A 30 day notice recently issued to
end on call Doctor's for the current two
gynecologists. Observe, two gynecolo-
gists the OB unit never reopened,
now another vital service for women
has been eliminated. Explanation, if a
woman has an emergency need that


individual, is being forced to make a
contract with a health insurance com-
pany
Therefore that party is "under duress"
and the contract should not be valid.
So, if "Obamacare" is found to be
constitutional then over 200 years of
contract law will no longer be legal. It is
as simple as that.
With our President being a supposed
constitutional law expert I am surprised
that he would be in favor of this legisla-
tion at all.
Terry G. Loyd
Lake Wales

on call in Bartow
can not I')e treated in the emergency
room by the emergency room Doctor,
there is ample time to transfer her to
another hospital.
Keep the emergency OB Dr. on call.
It is vital to our community as well as
nearby towns closer to Bartow than
other hospitals.
How can they explain this decision? A
matter of money?
It is a woman's life, or another
blotched up mess for a woman to hive
with if she survives!
SI can tell you what it's like to live with
this, perhaps this is the reason God let
me survive 25 years ago, so that I could
be a voice for other women.
Speak against this decision!.
Is this the beginning of Obamacare in
Bartow?
Lola Purvis
Bartow


Myr favorite book is A Land Remem-
bered. In addition to being a wonderful
story, it is steeped in Florida history.
Many of us who make Florida our home
come from outside her boundaries so
we don't really know much about her
history. It's a shame because we can
learn so much from events that oc-
curred in the past.
A powerful new book, Age of Barbar-
ity: The Forgotten Fight for the Soul of
Florida, is about a period in our state's
history no one talks much about. The
author, Billy Townsend, is a fellow Lake-
lander and former reporter for several
Florida newspapers. The book focuses
on what Townsend calls the "near civil
war" that swept Florida between 1915
and 1930, in the aftermath of World War
I and Prohibition.
One of the key characters is Sheriff
Peter Hagan of Putnam County, a small


P8Ul D 00kery
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county between Gainesville and St. Au-
gustine. Its largest city is Palatka. Hagan
was elected sheriff in 1916, and be-
tween 1919 and 1923, he stopped three
attempts to lynch black men. In the
third attempt, a mob of white men from
Gainesville shot more than a dozen bul-
lets into the Putnam County jail. They
wounded Hagan in the hand and nearly

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not suffer tire damage, he opined.
While lanes were closed, detours were
set up. Eastbound traffic was detoured
from County Road 559 (80 Foot Road),
to east on CR 655A to north on Alutras
Road. Westbound traffic was the reverse of
eastbound.
As both law enforcement and fire and
rescue awaited the arrival of the county
maintenance department and hazmat
personnel, Ruhmann said there were no
plans to evacuate, but the situation would
be monitored for wind conditions.
"If conditions warrant, we will evacuate,"
he said. "There are some residents on Rifle
Range Road near the spill."
The combination of the cargo, said Ruh-
mann, is usually used for water filtration or
purification purposes.
R~uhmann said the driver was deliver-
ing the cargo for DSI (Davis Supply Inc.), a
leading organization that (according to its
website), engages in production/blending/
distributing of premium water treatment
chemicals. Headquartered in Fort Myers, it
has sites in Ocala, Port Richey, Quincy and
Lake Wales. Contacted earlier in the day,
company president, James Davis would
not say whether the shipment came from
its Lake Wales site, and where the cargo
was to be delivered.
"Until I find out more, I can't say very
much," said Davis.
The PCSO is investigating the accident.


"The statute says we can't unreason-
ably restrict access and we dod't believe
this is unreasonable. This is a long-stand-
ing procedure," he says. "It's even done at
the Department of Education building in
Tallahassee."
He added the board tries to make sure
its meetings "are as open as they can be
so we can provide for public involvement
in the process.".
Florida Attorney General Pam
Bondi's office said that a 2005 opinion
says that public entities "are prohib-
ited from holding meetings at any fa-
cility or location which discriminates
on the basis of sex, age, race, creed,
color, origin, or economic status or
which operates in such a manner as to
unreasonably restrict public access to
such a facility."
Other county government offices pro-
vide for security scans, but do not require
identification to gain entry. The Polk
County Courthouse has elaborate scan-
ning devices and personnel, but none
involve identification.


The destroyed boots and clothing of the driver who stepped in sulfuric acid lay crumpled on the
ground outside the Peace Creek Station, which is located near the junction of Rifle Range Road
and State Road 60 '


paint, corrode metal." He was not sure,
but he wouldn't rule out the possibility it
could cause damage to tires. However, he
believed for a tire to be damaged, it would
have to be heavily covered with sulfuric
acid. Any car that drove through the acid
when the spill first occurred probably will


scanned data. "Any time personal data
is collected, it causes us immediate .
concern," Newton said. "Who has access
to that data and what else is it used for?
How secure is that data? How long is it
kept?" .
Murphy said the data is maintained in-
definitely, but is encrypted and can only
be deciphered only by someone with the
encryption program. Evidently the DL
scan will display on a computer screen
if a person with th-e name presented is a
sexual predator or has a history of crimes
against children. The same system is
used at Polk County schools, "to safe-
guard our children," Murphy added.
Murphy said the action to remove the
scanning for 'public access' to meetings
was made "'rather than litigate the issue."
He added the board "never wanted to
prohibit access to meetings" but "just .
wants to make sure we provide a safe and
secure environment for our employees."
Bridges said the law doesn't say any-
thing about the existing access restriction
practice.


remained closed.
"T~he median is very saturated; very
saturated soil."
Damage to the road by the sulfuric acid
is minimal according to Ruhmann.
"The biggest concern is to peoples' prop-
erty," he said. "I've heard it can damage


Schools in her office.
"We have a legitimate concern for ev-
eryone in this building." For anyone with
business at the board offices other than a
public meeting, the scanning procedure
will remain in place.
Peterson said that to require ID to
attend a public meeting was a "viola-
tion of the law." She added to require
identification to attend a public meet-
ing is unacceptablel" and negated one's
"constitutional right" to participate in
government.
"Wre understand that filling out a
speakers card to speak at a public meet-
ing is OK, but I should have the! right to
attend a meeting anonymously if I want
to. I just don't understand the school
board's rationale." She added that "not
everyone has that kind of documenta-
tion," and called the ID check "very chill-
ing" to the public participation process.
"I just don't see: their reasoning."
The ACLU's concerns not only ad-
dressed the ID access requirement,
but also questioned the security of the


noted. "That's another item that's go-
ing to be coming up in the future."
Wiggins said one of the reason
there was a small profit this year is
that all 295 sewer connections that
were made in the most recent expan-
sion of the city's sewer system were
now fully on line and producing
revenue.
"We~ have 12 months of 100 percent
revenue," Wiggins said of the new
customers. "It did get us to a surplus
for the first time. The problem is we're
just barely into a surplus. I don't think
we can maintain that in the current
year we are in, or in the coming year.
We don't want to get behind. That's
exactly where we got six years ago,
andp it's extremely painful to catch
up."
He said a cost of living rate increase
for the current fiscal year would be in
order, something the city council is
authorized by local ordinance to do.
And despite the possible linger-
ing black cloud of higher utility bills,
Wiggins agreed that the city has come
a long way since it hit financial rock
bottom in 2006.
"If you go ~back six years, you'll see
pages and pages of deficiencies,"
he said about prior reports. "We're
down to one (item). And even that
deficiency was really not-a big item.
The city performed very well, bet-
ter than most. The improvement we
have seen over the past five years is
phenomenal."


It ended the chronic mob violence
in Putnam County and dealt a major
blow to the Ilan's ambitions of openly
governing. Hagan died in office in 1930
from what appears to be a stroke. He
lies buried next to his daughter Ger-
trude, his only child, and wife Sallie, in
a tiny, virtually unmarked, grave in a
Palatka cemetery.
We politicians can learn something
from Peter Hagan's example. The first is
that doing the right thing often comes .
with personal and political conse-
quences. Hagan bled and then lost
an election to do his job. What have
any of us in Florida's legislature done
to honor that standard? More impor-
tantly, not every defeat is permanent.
Sheriff Hagan stuck to his guns. He ran
on his record of fighting mobs and the
equal protection of all people, which
was hard to imagine in 1928. He didn't
change who he was or reinvent himself.
He gave the people who elected and
then unelected him a chance to realize
their mistakes. He believed in them.
And they rewarded him with their
votes.
There are lessons to be learned from
Florida's rich history and the brave and
honorable leadership of people like
Sheriff Peter Hagan,

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"The sulfuric acid is 93 percent concen-
trate," Ruhmann said. "It's very potent."
Garland was not injured when the
cargo shifted and spilled. However, he
did injure himself when he got out of the
cab and stepped into the sulfuric acid,
suffering burns. Ruhman reports Garland
suffered second-degree burns, which
were limited to his lower extremities.
The PCSO closed S.R. 60 in both direc-
tions and closed Rifle Range Road. By
11 a.m., hazmat personnel had arrived
and begun neutralizing the sulfuric acid.
"They are using bisodium carbonated
and 99 percent tech grade baking soda,"
said Ruhmann. "We're hoping to get both
eastbound lanes open this afternoon,
close to 1 p.m." Once the eastbound lane
is opened, he said, it would be one lane
in each direction, he added. Ruhmann
doubted the westbound lane would be
opened before evening. However, by 2 p.m.
all lanes remained shut and Rhannhd
no idea when the road might eventually
open.
"The work is going slow for two reasons,"
he said. One of the reasons was obvious:
safety. But he acknowledged that was the
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otherwise. "Pubfic meetings must be
public, not a dragnet," says Derek New-
ton, the American Civil Liberties Union's
Miami press secretary. "It's a problem,"
echoes Barbara Peterson, director of the
foundation. "This is over the top."
"We see this as all kinds of wrong,"
Newton said. "And we have all kinds of
deep concerns about such a policy."
School Board attorney Wes Bridges
however maintained the driver license
scanning wasn't an attempt to restrict ac-
cess to,public meetings, but was to keep
the building secure. He says the scanniing
is a long-time policy meant to protect the
security of the people who work in the
school board buildings. "We have long
term concerns about security," he said.
"It wasn't that long ago that someone
entered the school board offices in Lee
County and killed the Superintendent of


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FROM PAGE 1A

"I don't want to diminish the
positiveness of the (profit) statement,
but unfortunately, the one thing we
are starting to question is the ugly
statement of 'can we live another year
without a rate increase?' I'm going to
really challenge you and say I really
question if you can."
Council members will likely tackle
the issue in a workshop scheduled for
Wednesday, May 2 at 6 p.m. As part of
that, they are hoping to find ways to
possible reduce some of the lingering
debt by refinancing loans at a lower
interest rate.
Wiggins said the fund would not
likely show a profit for fiscal year
2011-12, which ends on Sept. 30.
"Why do we feel that way? We have
an expansion, required, of the sewer
plant," he said. Grant money should
cover much of the costs, "but grants
don't cover everything. There's go-
ing to be requirements of the city to
expend certain amounts of money. If
expenses nse just a little bit, it's going,
to take us back into a deficit."
The expansion of the plant will also
cause the need for the expansion of
a spray field, which is not covered by
grant money.
"That particular item is going to
have to come out of operating," he


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FROM PAGE 4A

hit his wife and daughter, who lived -
with him in the jail. .-
According to Townsend, Florida
was the American capital of lynch-
ing in 1923, and its mobs rarely went
away without their targets. But Peter
Hagan sent this mob home defeated
after fierce hand-to-hand combat and
exchanges of gunfire.
About a year later, however, not long
after he released a statement declaring
his opposition to the Ku Klux Klan, the
people of Putnam County voted Hagan
out of office. His defeat allowed the
Klan to take over as Putnam Countyr's
governing force. And it unleashed anti-
liquor, an~ti-black and anti-Catliolic
mobs.
Between 1924 and 1928, more than
70 men and women, black and white,
were abducted and savagely beaten by
Klan mobs. At least four people, black
and white, were killed.
It did not end until Hagan returned
to the political scene. He ran for sheriff
again in 1928, emphasizing his record
of defending all people and presery-
ing law and order. He won a narrow
victory -- by fewer than 60 votes in
the Democratic primary. This election,
Townsend argues, is one of the most
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For the unacquainted, early child-
hood education is all about nap times
and finger-painting, silly songs and
afternoon snacks.
In truth, the field is far more compli-
cated and growing more so all the
time. Training requirements are more
stringent than ever. Employers are
taking a more selective approach to
hiring. Research continues to empha-
size the importance of early educa-
tion in a child's long-term success.
Economic pressures have forced many
stay-at-home moms to return to the
work force, putting increased reliance
on childcare providers.
Factors such as these have con-
verged at Polk State College, fueling
remarkable growth in its Early Child-
hood Education and Management
program.
"In the last few years, it's just ex-
ploded," said Karen Greeson, program
director.
In fact, in December 2011, the pro-
gram graduated its largest class ever,
with 32 individuals receiving either
Associate in Science or Associate in
Applied Science in Early Childhood
Education degrees, or childcare certifi-
cates. The December total was double
the number of graduates in previous
classes, Greeson said.
The program's success has much to
do with how easy it is for students to
advance their education further than
they ever expected to, Greeson ex-
plained.
"They find that they can be really
successful in this field. It can be a
career, not just a job," she said.
Many times, childcare workers start


out seeking only that "just a job."
They enroll at Polk State intending to
complete 12 credit hours that satisfy
requirements for the Preschool Certifi-
cate; the Preschool Certificate program
includes coursework for the state-
approved Florida Child Care Profes-
sional Credential, a credential that helps
childcare centers meet the requirements
of the Florida Department of Children .
and Families and other agencies.
While some are satisfied earning the
initial 12 credit hours, with increasing
frequency, students are continuing in
the program, applying those credits
toward a childcare center management
certificate or associate degree. Those
who earn an associate degree find that
it's easy to continue even further in their
education, pursuing a four-year degree.
In many cases, Greeson added,
students in the program are already
working in the field. To accommodate
their work schedules, the program
offers courses during the evenings and
on weekends, as well as online.
The growth of Polk State's Early
Childhood Education and Management
program corresponds with a national
trend. The Bureau of Labor Statistics
estimates that employment of childcare
workers will increase by 20 percent
from 2010 to 2020. The employment
outlook for preschool teachers who
have an associate degree is even more
optimistic, with a 25 percent increase
from 2010 to 2020 expected.
Childcare workers are-wise to ad-
vance educationally, said Polk State
adjunct instructor Cherry McClellan,
giving them an edge in an increasingly
demanding field.


Pauline
Dinkins Dawson
passed away
peacefully on Fri-
day, April 13, 2012
with family by
her side in Winter
Haven, Fla., due
to natural causes.
Born May 15,1926
in Melrose, Fla.
Pauline was the
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grandchildren Kaleb, Danny, Lola, Dixie,
Rodeo, Jayda, Kinsley and Hunter; who
will miss their Mamaw. Pauline is also
survived by brothers Randy Dinkins;
Gene Dinkins (Charlene); Edward Dinkins
(Patsy); Burrell Dinkins (Phyllis); Lonnie
Dinkins; Del Dinkins (Jeanne); and sister
Edna Forest (Jack). Preceding her in death
are her siblings Noma Jan Dinkins, Ruth
Dinkins Rowan (Jim), and Horace Dinkins
(Diana). She also leaves many loving
nieces, nephews and extended family
members.
Visitation will be at First United Meth"
odist Church in Frostproof, Florida at
9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 with
the Funeral Service to follow at 10 a.m.
Pastors Brian Smith, Edward Dinkins and
Burrell Dinkins will officiate andburial will
take place at Florida National Cemetery
Bushnell, Fla. at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to The Frostproof Methodist
Church,150 DevaneStreet, Frostproof,
Fla, 33843 or Good Shepherd Hospice,
115 S. MissouriAve.,Suite 500, Lakeland,
Fla. 33815 Funeral arrangements are by
Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Frostproof.
The webcast can be viewed and condo-
lences may be sent to the family at www.
marionnelsonfuneralhome.com.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in
charge of airangements.


Pauline Dinkins Dawson


late Edward and Bessie Dinkins. Paulin~e
was a long time resident of Frostproof
and a fan of the Florida Gators and the
Alabama Roll Tide. She worked in vari-
ous departments of the Frostproof School
System for many years. Pauline also
volunteered at the Frostproof Care Center
and was also active in Frostproof area
churches.
Pauline was preceded in death by her
husband of 56 years, Aaron Earl Dawson.
Survivors include Jenny B. and Jimmy
Smith, their daughters Kelly and Kerry;
Sharon Dawson Dube; Judy and Chris
Phillipps, their sons Troy and Drew;
Tammy Miller, her son Adam and daugh-
ters Amber and Melissa; Lee and Darlene
Dawson, their daughter Sarah and son
Will. Special to her heart were her great-


Melinda Rateliff,
60, of Lake Wales
passed away Sun-
day, April 22, 2012, -.
at the Lake Wales
Medical Center.
She was born
Nov. 12, 1951, in ,
Lake Wales to W. L. '
Clarke and Shirley -
Giley; and has
been a lifelong
resident of the Melinda Rateliff
area. Alelinda was
a LPN at the Grove Center, loved to cook,
enjoyed watching football and NASCAR,
crimiinal mystery shows, loved spend-
ing time with her family and grandkids, ~
enjoyed working with patients and was of
the Protestant Faith. -
Melinda was preceded in death by her


husband, Tommy Rateliff in 2009 and her
father, W. L. Clarke.
Survivors include her daughters,
Amanda Rateliff (Michael) of Fort Myers,
Lacy Rateliff ofWinter Haven, and Tammy
Rateliff of Frostproof; mother, Shirley
Gilley of Lake Wales; sisters, Waynette G.
Cullifer (Dennis) of Frostproof and Carol
Taylor of Lake Wales; five grandchildren,
Damien, Jacob, Kaylee, Aniya and Bubba -
Funeral services are at 2p.m. Satur-
day, April 28, 2012, at the Marion Nelson :
Funeral Home, Lake Wales with Rev. David
Durham officiating.
The family will receive friends at the
funeral home on Saturday from 1 p.m. until
service time. The webcast can be viewed
and condolences may be sent to the family
at www.marionnelsonfuneralhiome.com
Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.


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visit from "Lightning McQueen," courtesy of Alan Jay. The car is
featured in the Disney movie "Cars.'


Two Frosptoof students recently
brought home an area-wide FFA award.
Polk County Public Schools students
outperformed the competition during
the ornamental horticulture demon-
stration Contest held Apr-il 9 at Haines
City High School. Middle school and
high school students from Polk, Orange
and Osceola counties competed. -
The horticulture demonstration con-
tests are designed to stimulate careful
planning through knowledge. Judges
give students an opportunity to pres-
ent a "why" and "how to" lesson about
horticulture. Pupils are also asked to an-
swer questions about demonstrations.
Categories include: production, market-
ing, consumer use, artistic arrangement of
horticulture crops and landscaping.


Cole Newman and Wyatt Greiner
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production category. The top two scores
in each category advance to the state
contest scheduled to take place later
this month.
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premier youth, leadership organiza-
tion with more than 15,000 middle and
high school student members -- as part
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year steady rise, up from 68.8 percent
to 74.8 percent in last year's tallies.
"That's not bad," Ferrer said, "Wre're
not throwing a party, but its not as bad
as some."
When deciding the graduation rates
for both the state and county, one has
to look at different ways the ratings are
determined.
First is the Florida Regular Cohort
system which takes graduates who
have completed all four years of high
school together. Another, the National
Governor's Association, uses a slightly
different criteria and then there's the
Federal Uniform Graduation rate which,
according to Ferrer, is an even more
stringent measuring tool.
All base their findings on how
many students start high school in
the freshman class and then graduate
four years later. In the Florida rank-


By (ATHY PALMER
CORRESPONDENT

While Polk County high school se-
niors are busy with FCATs and upcom-
ing final exams, school officials are
waiting to see if the county's overall
graduation rate will continue to climb
as it has during the past six years. .
A recent study by an independent
foundation, the America's Promise Al-
liance, charged with developing ways
to improve the nation's high school
graduation rate, found that statewide,
Florida had improved its grad rate from
68.9 percent to 75.5 percent, but still fell
a few points below the national norm.
Polk County Schools Senior Director
for Assessment, Accountability and
Evaluation Wilma Ferrer says that Polk
graduation rates, in concert with the
overall state rates, have shown a six-


ing system, however, all students who
graduate with either a special diplo-
ma, a regular diploma, a certificate of
completion or a GED are counted. The
NGA doesn't count the students who
get a GED or completion certificate
and the federal system takes an even
closer look at which types of diplomas
are issued.
Ferrer says, "Florida is moving up," as
evidenced by a steady increase in the
rates calculated on all three scales. "We
are moving up and have seen a steady -
upward climb. We're just inching our
way up. But it's a slow process.
"We're glad to see any increases, but
we know it's not the best rate," Fer-
rer said. "We want more increases and
we're steadily working toward that.
But it's difficult when every year new
requirements are added."
.This summer, when the 2012 class is


counted, there may be a slight decline,
according to Ferrer, because of changes
to the Florida Comprehensive Assess-
ment Test.
"This year there's the added algebra
component in the FCAT which could be
an issue for some kids," she said. "And
if they don't pass the FCAT, they don't
graduate."
Another component of the graduation
rate equation is attendance, Ferrer says.
"You can't teach kids if they aren't
there. We're just about standing on our
heads to keep kids in the classroom. You
just can't teach an-empty chair."
The rates for this year won't be in un-
til June, Ferrer says. "We wish we could
get them earlier, but with the new crite-
ria, we'll be glad to get them in June."
Then, she adds, "we can try to find
ways to continue increasing the number
of Polk County seniors who graduate."


Mark your calendars for this fun
celebration.
The public is invited to Commu-
nity Day at Babson Park, organized
by three churches: First Christian
Church, Greater Macedonia Church
and Babson Park Community
Church.
The event will be held at 725 Rain-
bow Blvd. in Babson Park on Sunday,
April 29.
Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. and
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd will
be speaking. Music is to be provided
by "Ordinary People" from Warner
University. Dr. Joe Mattox will chair
the service.
Greeters are Susan Welborn, Erin
McCallister and Smokey the Bear.
The Community Fair begins at
1 p.m. and goes to 3:30 p.m.
At 1 p.m., the Webber Band will
present. At 1:20 p.m. there will be a
Fly-In by Aero Med, at 1:30 p.m. John
Mentz will bring music and
testimony..
The Macedonia Gospel Choir will .
perform at 2 p.m. and there will also
be a Nature Trail Walk, with trail
guide Steve Morrison. .
At 2:30 p.m.,- Darryl Smith ivill
present with the Civilian Conserva-
tion Corps.
Other activities include a chalk art
contest with Elva Mattox, Mary Roush
and Mary Morrison. The Ducky Pool
will be manned by Jennifer Hoover


and Webber students. A corn toss will
be bi-ought by First Christian Church'
volunteers. Face Painting by Thomas
Welch and Webber students will be
available; a Petting Zoo, brought by
HEART and Allison Felix. The Slip and
Slide will be set up by Stan Ciszek and
supervised by First Christian Church,
as well as a horseshoe toss. Lake Wales
Medical Center will be doing health
screenings, Ridge Hearing Loss As-
sociation will bring hearidig screening,
and there will be an open house at the
Babson Park Fire Station.
Refreshments and snacks will
include burritos,- freezer pops, pop-
corn, drinks and snacks.
Participating organizations in-
clude: L~ake Wales Medical Center,
Polk County Sheriff, Ridge Hearing
Loss Assoc.,Women's Club Of Babson
Park, Defenders Of Crooked Lake,
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Community leaders believe independent


representative from Lakeland who
Said she has always been in favor of
Polytech going independent, and was
excited about what Friday's signing by
the governor will bring.
"We'll see more local schools step
up," she said.
She said the emphasis on STEM
- science, technology, engineering
and math education the school has,
while already getting into the public
school system in Polk County, will
continue to grow. The chairman of
the K-20 Innovation Subcommittee in
the Florida House said new acceler-
ated learning law rtiles will help that
throughout the state, but with the
Polytech here, it gives Polk students an
advantage.
"It's a different way of learning. The
kids come out more well-educated,"
she said, adding that can only lead to
better futures.
State Sen. JD Alexander, R-Lake
Wales, who started and pushed Senate
Bill 1994, said the economic advantage
to Polk County is obvious to him.
And he pushed that on the governor
when he visited him in Tallahassee
with a handful of supporters in mid-
April.
"It hard to build a quality of life for
our state," he said. "Part of doing that
is a focus on STEM and that's what
Poly does,"
He compared Polytech with the
Apple Store. He said other states have
independent polytechs institutions in
their states but Florida does not.
"This focuses on getting Elorida into
the game. This is a unique institution,"
he said.
i';'He added, "This really moves the
.economy forward. Everywhere there iii
a Polytech they have huge growth. The
Cal Poly has the second highest aver-
age growing (population)."
-He said this move and the develop-
ment of the Polk Parkway will be a
large economic boom for Polk County.
"We have the building blocks to

bu Re. e mA brtton R- asuhula,
some economic power will come from
Polk County and Central Florida just
having an independent university.
"Part of having Polytech in Polk
County makes an identity of who we
are," Albritton said. "Wre want to stand
up every day and say we are Polk
County and we want people to pay at
tention to that."
He said he hasn't looked into the
research to see if there will be an
economic advantage to having an in-


By BILL ROGERS
CoRRESPONDENT

Although the creation of Florida
Polytechnic University has been a
contentious issue for many people,
there are a lot of community leaders
and others who couldn't be happier
that the state's 12th university will be
located in Polk County.
Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Friday
that will separate the new school from
the University of South Florida Poly-
technic in Lakeland.
"This is huge," said Polk County
Commissioner Todd Dantzler. "It is
one of the biggest, economic drivers
we have had in a long time."
A 2011 study commissioned by the -
Central Florida Development Council
on USF Polytechnic's value to Polk
County at its completion showed
that the campus and surrounding
development will have.a total annual
economic impact of $3.2 billion. The
study also reports that an additional
36,610 jobs will be created in the local
economy by the project, adding an-
Other $1.3 billion in earnings.
The study indicated the one-time
economic impacts from on-going and
planned construction projections re-
lated to the new campus are also very
significant. The major road, water and
sewer projects benefiting the poly-
technic funded by federal, state and
local governments top $;300 million.
The infrastructure projects, including
the improvements to the Polk Park-
way, the campus "ring" road and the
new east-west connector highway
from State Road 33 to the Pace Road
interchange, are creating an additional
6,600 jobs in the local.economy with :
an estimated $163 million impact on
earnings, according to the economic
impact analysis.
Dantzler said look at how the Uni-
versity of Central Florida began and
how it has had tremendous growth. He
thinks the same thing could happen to

FIanzle said hte will be "some
growing pains," but he added "this is a
great thing forPolk County."
Rodney Carson, director of econom-
ic development for the CFDC, said to
have a research university is a "tre-
mendous asset." Carson added that
businesses can be helped by having
access to that research.
He said it will "open the door" for
recruiting value-added jobs that will
offer higher salaries.
Rep. Kelli Stargel, a Republican state


AP PHOTO / STEVE CANNON
Sen. JD Alexander, was confident that Governor Rick Scott would sign a bill creating a 12th state .-
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but "logic tells me when you~throw out
education as a chum that technology
companies are looking for these kind
of people. This can work and logic sayrs
it will raise the standard of living in
Polk County.
Stuart Doyle, vice president of com-
munications for Enterprise Florida,


the state's economic development
organization, said it is important that
the state has an academic system to
provide training and development for
prospective workers.
"The more broad-based educa-
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and 36 percent are Democrat.
"When I advise people from out of
town, Polk County is the place I sug-
gest," she said. "This is a very diverse
and very middle class area and you
people grow politicians in this place."
McManus also pointed out that the
super pacs are driving voters to an .
anger she has never seen before and
that will also make the campaigning
and elections "interesting."
"It's disturbing, well interesting,
that two-thirds of the people think
hate is on the upswing," she said.
"Today, 62 percent feel the country
is heading in the wrong direction.
Seventy-eight percent unapprove of
Congress, 7 percent have no confi-
dence in the Supreme Court and with
Obamacare more than half of the
people want it appealed," she said
after looking at statistics Monday.
"Who do they like? Nobody."
Wh~en one question from the audi-
ence was asked about gaining turn-
out at the polls, McManus said anger
drives people to the polls and people
are angry, but negative ads that may
be driving a good deal of the anger,
keep people away from the polls. And
the new superpacs are mostly run-
ning negative ads.


"I have seen the voter turnout
going down and that what's nega-
tive ads do," she said. "Ninety-nine
percent of all ads are negative and
most of them are from superpacs.
People can't tell the difference be-
tween a candidate and a superpac ad.
Candidates are losing control of their
message and many of the people who
are running these superpacs are their
former staffers.,,
While the anger is mostly aimed at
the federal level, and she said most
Floridians don't even know what hap-
pened in the state legislative session,
the anger has even grown to the point
that voters don't even like their own
legislators, which is a new twist.
"This is the most cynical mood I've
ever seen people in," she said.
She said hosting journalists from
around the country in the Republican
primary she found many people don't
know what Florida is like. Most peo-
'ple believe all the Spanish-speaking
people are Cuban and most voters in
this state are older than 75.
"Thirty-two percent of Spanish~
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of the voters are over 50," she said,
adding 45 percent of.the stay-at-
home moms are independents. She
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in Florida are women, 45 percent are
men and "two percent I'm not sure
what they are."
And, in making the prediction of
who will win the 29 electoral votes in
Florida, she said, "If Romney wins, it
(will be) because.the younger voters
stay home."


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JROSLOW POLKCOUNTYDEMOCRAT.COM

The vote breakdown in Florida will
be close in the upcoming presidential
election and with the state having
the third highest number of.electoral
votes in the country, it should make
things interesting, said political ana-
lyst Susan McManus.
She added, that, the campaign will
focus in this area of Florida because
the media center of Florida is the I-4
corridor.
"Twenty-four percent of all voters
in Florida are in the Tampa area," the
SUSF political science professor told
her audience Monday at the Tiger
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ty percent are in Miami. Wie swamp
the state.
And currently, she said, President
Obama is leading likely Republican
nominee Mitt Romney by 4 points-
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said.
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Flea Market
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Lake W\ales Country Club
Hair Salon
Entourage Salon & Spa
Hardware Store
True Value Hardware
Hearing Instrument
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Artis Bassett Hearing Aids


Funeral Home
Marion Nelson Funeral Home
Furniture Store
Lori Draper New and Used Furniture
Gift Shop
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Golf Course
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SHome A/C Heating
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Home Remodeling
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Dairy Queen
Insurance Company
State Farm

Insurance Agent
Edd~ie Stovall

Jewelry
Mayer Jewelers
Jewelry Repair
Mayer Jewelers

Kitchen-Bath
Village Kitchen Shop
Law Firm
Weaver, McLendon and ~Penrod, LLP


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Manufactured Home
Community
Lily Lake Golf &L RV Resort

Martial Arts Center
Tae Kwan Do School of
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Medical Clinic
Mondello Medical Spa

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Motorcycle Center
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Grape Expectations Fine Wine Bar
Retirement Center
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Lakeland Mayor Gow Fields congratulates
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Transit Authority, which allows students and
employees to ride public buses free.


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PHOTOS BY PEGGY KEHOE
Wearing Polk State College's colors and logos, a Polk Coun~ty public bus was on hand for the announcement Monday that PSC students and -
employees may now ride for free on any bus route served by Lakeland Area Mass Transit or Winter Haven Area Transit.


includes faculty and staff.
"lt's extremely important. There is a
worker at PSC who will be able to get to
workk" he said, save money and help send
a child to college.
It shows the college's "dedication to
faculty and staff that do more than just
educate these kids," he added. "They feed
them, keep the college clean... they're the
unsung heroes of education."
The financial arrangement is predi-
cated on "fare box revenue," Phillips
explained. The financial burden of
bus fares is being shifted to the col-
lege, which will pay $3,000 a month for
universal access on the six days a week
buses run (Monday-Saturday). Numbers
were derived from current ridership at

bT eP isc y ea the contract is a base-
Uine; if ridership increases more than
19 percent, in the second year the cost
will go up $200 a month for increments
of 20-29 percent, and so on. If rider-
ship rose 75 percent, for example, the
monthly fee would be $4,200.
Another part of the agreement was the
bright red and black bus featuring the
PSC logo. The college paid for 15-year
vinyl wrap, but does not have to pay the
monthly advertising fee, Phillips said.
That was given to them as a community
partner-
Polk State received the national Best
Workplaces for Commuters Award
because of the agreement with the Polk
Transit Authority
The award is a program of the Na-
tional Center for Transit Research at
the University of South Florida. NCTR
is funded by the Florida Department of
Transportation and the U.S. Department
of Transportation, and "aims to make
public transportation and alternative
forms of transportation safe, effective,
efficient, desirable, and secure."
Best Workplaces for Commuters
recognizes organizations that take
exemplary steps to offer transportation
options to their employees, encouraging
sustainable transportation innovation.


Officially opening Polk buses to free rides for Polk State College students and employees, the red
ribbon is cut by PSC President Eileen Holden and Tom Phillips, executive director of Citrus Connec-
tion. Holding the ribbon are Tina Moore (left), Polk Transit Authority, and Marcia Roberson, Citrus


Connection.
Lakeland Mayor Gow Fields, also an
alumnus of the College, was on hand to
present the award to Holden. Polk State's
efforts have also earned it the Gold Level
Partner Rating from the FDOT's District
1 Commuter Assistance Program.
Also taking part in the program on the
Lakeland campus were Christine Diaz-
Pagan of the FDOT and Brittany Irvine,
vice president of the Student Govern-
ment Association.
Irvine urged her fellow students at the
program to participate in Taking it to the
Streets, a regional campaign spanning
12 counties in Central and Southwest
Florida. Taking it to the Streets encour-
ages people to rethink their driving
habits and try things like walking, bik-
ing, carpooling or using mass transit,
and offers resources such as informa-
tion on bus routes and biking trails. The
campaign is organized by Commuter
Services, an FDOT program.
Holden closed by telling the students
and others gathered for the announce-
ment, '!We are Polk, we are mobile, and
it's good to be us."


Brittany Irvine, PSC Student Government
Association vice president, explained how the
free bus rides tie in to Taking to the Streets, a
'12-county Florida Department of Transporta-
tion campaign that encourages people to try
alternate forms of transportation.


Eagles can ride buses free


award for


new program


By PEGGY KEHOE
PKEHOE~ POLKCOUNTYDEMOCRA\T. COM

Polk State College Eagles willl soar for
free" on Polk County public buses.
At two events Monday, coinciding with
Earth Day on Sunday, PSC President Eileen
Holden announced that students and staff
of the school will now be able to ride free
on any bus route served by Lakeland Area
Mass Transit or Winter Haven Area Transit.
And that's not just to and from school:
The three-year agreement between PSC,
Lakeland Area Mass Transit and the Polk
County Commission includes six-day-a-
week service to anywhere the buses go,
Citrus Connection Executive Director Tom
Phillips said. Bus routes include Bartow,
Fort Meade, Frostproof and Lake Wales
among the destinations. All a student or
employee has to do is show a College-
issued photo ID.
"Eagles will soar for free on every single
bus route," Holden said, iri this "innova-
tive" program that can save bus riders
money and help the environment at the
same time.
"Whether you are headed to one of the
college's many campuses and centers
around Polk County, venturing out to shop,
visit museums, attend to healthcare~needs,
if you have a valid Polk State student or
stafiFID--yousoar for free" Holden said.
"The announcements were rriade altthe
Lakeland campus in the morning, and at
he Winter Haven campus at noon. In a
news release, Polk State College said the
program will benefitmore than 20,000
students and staff.
Citrus Connection Executive Director
Tom Phillips said that an average student
or staffer could save $345 a semester, based
on a gas price of $4 a gallon. That would
be enough to pay tuition for a full-time
semester.
"Although we will likely never know the
names of these Eagles, they will soar to
new and previously unreachable heights
because Holden and the Polk State team
had the courage and forethought to lead
us into a new era of public transportation
in Polk County," he said. Students will
more easily be able to get to jobs, intern-
ships, go shopping; high school students
will have free transportation to earn col-
lege credit
In a later interview, Phillips called the
program "really neat." He knows of no
other agreement in Florida like this that





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Wednesday, April 25, 2012


By JEFF ROSLOW
JROSLOW @POLKCOUNTYDEMOCRAT.COM

A familiar sign one that helps
people giving directions has come
down.
It's the sign that used to be on State
Road 60 by Rifle Range Road that read
"Dusty's Camper World." It came down
last week after being in that spot since
2001. The new sign that reads "Camp-
ing World" also marks the end of the
name of the business that has been
outside Bartow for 47 years.
"It's the end of an era," said Nancy Mi-
.nervini, who has worked at what is now
Camping World of Bartow for eight years.
Nothing has changed in the business
and it is still at the 40-acre site at 7400
SR 60. The employees are still the same
and it is still run by the grandchildren
of the couple who started it in 1966,
Dusty and Shirley Crum.
"We are in the same convenient
location and will offer the same great
service that our customers deserve," said
General Manager Jeff Crum. "But now
that we are officially part of the Camping
World family, expect to see even better
buying power and selection as we offer
our customers a one-stop shopping loca-
~tion for RV sales, accessories and service
needs in time for the camping season."
Founded mn l966, Camping World is
America's top source for RVs, camping
accessories, RV maintenance and repair
he said, and Good Sam is the world's
largest RV owners' organization, offering
helpful technical tips, vacation planning,
extended warranty, magazine subscrip-
tions, roadside assistance and more to
serve the outdoor enthusiast. Partnered
together, Camping World and Good Sam
offer more to those who love the RV life-
style by offering one-stop shopping and
-resources for everything RV and outdoor.


A portrait of Dusty and Shirley Crum hangs on
the wall at (amping World of Bartow showing
the couple who started the business outside
Bartow 47 years ago.


windstorms, it has been a success in the
area. The three hurricanes that found
their way through Bartow in 2004 dam-
aged some trailers, then about two years
ago a windstorm came through Bartow
that flipped 11 recreational vehicles and
left a mess for the crew to clean up.
"Previous employees came back here
and helped us clean up," Rahm remem-
bered.
The new home was a big deal to
Dusty and Shirley and a big deal to Hall,
who remembered how tough it was to
get the RV out to show customers. He
remembers having to move six vehicles
to get the one out a customer wanted to
see, though they never thought it was a
big deal. The way they treat customers
was something the family has always
thought was the most important.
"We have people's children come in
here and buy," Hall said. He can recall
one customer w~ho has bought 30 RVs
from Dusty's.
"We were told to care about the people
and not the money," Hall added. "Take
care of the little things and other things
will come. Take care of the customer."
And, though the old sign is down,
Rahm feels like nothing has changed. In
fact, she had little interest in seeing the
new signI as it went into place Thursday.
"We still have the people and we'll
make it work. The name can change,
but the attitude will be here," she said,
Hall reflected: "It's bittersweet, and
I understand the business and every-
thing, but this is the end of an era."


PHOTOS BY JEFF ROSLOW
Bob Boomer takes down the Dusty's Camping World sign Thursday when All-American Signs
replaced it with a (amping World sign. The business at State Road 60 and Ritle Range Road
changed its name to Camping World of Bartow and changed a well-known landmark on the road.


A grand opening is going on
until May 5. Free lunch will be served
Friday and Saturdays during the event
from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The dealership's
operating hours will be 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Monday through Saturday and 11. a.m.-
4 p.m. Sunday.
Dusty and Shirley started the busi-
ness when they lived in Tampa in the
1960s. A family that liked to go camp-
ing, Dusty wanted to
find a more conve-
VM~c-:<- nient way to camp
and searched for a
fold-down camper,
He couldn't find a
.pop-up anywhere. He
contacted a company
~--~ia~q~jhe saw. in Field and
Stream magazine
named Starcraft, tell-
& ing them he wanted
oomerplace two of them. Starcraft
hen they replaced said they would sell
ngeditsbusiess him three, and set
wn landmark on him up as dealer. He
t. sold one of the camp-


ers in three days. He bought three more
and sales went just as fast. Already run-
ning a car upholstery shop in Tampa,
he wasn't looking to start another line of
work, but that's how it turned out.
A little later, he found land in Bartow
and not only did the town become his
home, the employees he hired became
his extended family.
"They made you feel like family,"
said Carol Rahm, who has been the
comptroller for 20 years, she said, add-
ing that when her husband died, the
Crums invited her over for Easter and
they have had her over for Christmas
and Easter every year.
"They came to my wedding," said
Rusty Hall, a master certified technician.
"(Dusty) would ask me how my kids were
and he'd ask by their names." An employ-
ee there for 22 years, his children don't
know about him working anywhere else.
Dusty died shortly after the company
moved to its new location from the pre-
vious location on SR 60 closer to Bartow.
It practically doubled in size in acreage,
and despite being victim to two bad


Greg Dickey, at the bottom of the sign, and Bob Be
brackets into the Camping World sign Thursday wl
the Dusty's Camping World sign. The business chat
name to Camping World of Bartow and a well-kno
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By BILL ROGERS
CORRESPONDENT

SSome of the tourist attractions in

This winter season and they credit the
:opening of Legoland in Winter Haven
Sfor providing that boost.
At Bok Tower Gardens, both atten-
;dance and revenues increased in 2011.
Attendance was also up in January of
this year, according to Cassie Jacoby,
director of communications.
"Of course, Legoland Florida has
put us on the map and built an 8-foot
LEGO replica of the Singing Tower in
their Mini Land," Jacoby wrote in email
correspondence.
She recently told the Bok board of
directors that revenues increased by
5.5 percent to $2.9 million in 2011.
With more than 20,000 visitors in De-
cember, it had the highest attendance
in 15 years.
The holiday home tour at Pinewood
Estate had 13,000 visitors, far exceed-
ing previous attendance. Attendance


grew from 70 visitors on Christmas Day
flVe years ago to 1,728 on the.same day
in 2011.
In addition to tremendous national
group sales business from Diamond
Tours, Jacoby said another reason for
increasing attendance is David Price's
decision to change the name from
Historic Bok Sanctuary to Bok Tower
Gardens when he became president
five years ago.
Also, another media partnership with
UF-IFAS Extension Service Horticul-
ture Agent Emeritus Tom MacCubbin
has driven visitation. He promotes
Bok statewide on his radio network of
21 stations every Saturday during his
show, "Better Lawns & Gardens."
She noted media partnerships,
including one with Sun Coast Media
Group, Inc., continue to grow.
The total attendance for 2011 was
150,000 visitors, up 7,500 from 2010.
Jacoby said total attendance for the
first quarter (October through January)
is 58,950 compared to 50,452 during
the same period last year. First quarter


revenue increases are 20 percent for
the cafd alone and 4 percent for the gift
shop.
Tom Davidson of Davidson of
'Dundee said the candy and jelly fac-
tory saw an increase in visitors during
the winter season. Davidson added the
numbers are skewed because the six-
laning of U.S. Highway 27 blocked off
the entrance to the business.
He is curious to see what will happen
this summer with Legoland in opera-
tion and if the theme park will bring
more visitors to his business.
"You have to have a niche," he said.
Florida's Natural Grove House Visitor
Center had its "strongest" winter sea-
son in the 11 years it has been open,
according to Nikki Black, company
spokeswoman. .
Black said more visitors have come
as a result of the company partnering
with Bok and Davidson and setting up
a "citrus experience" with an Orlando
tour operator.
She said Legoland has made an im-
pact on the visitor center, noting that


during the Christmas holidays some
visitors mentioned that they had been
to the theme park.
Black said there has been a
remerchandising of gifts in the center's
store and added that it keeps updating
the videos about orange juice
production.
Hank Longo, manager of visitor
services for Polk County, said 16,660
people stopped by the welcome center
near Interstate 4 and U.S. Highway 27
between January and March of this
year. Longo added that number is
"definitely up" over last year.
He believes the opening of Legoland
last fall has helped attract more tour-
ists to the county.
"We'll see more of that as the years
go by," Longo said.
A brief email from a public relations
agency said since Legoland opened
IOct. 15, the park has been "extremely
successful."
The park is looking forward to open-
ing the water park attraction on
May 26.


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By CATHY PALMER
CORRESPONDENT .

After more than 4 years of nightmares
and flashbacks, maybe a 54-year-old sex-
ual abuse victim can now get the closure
she hopes her recent public revelations
will give her.
Georgia resident Linda West told a
dozen media representatives Friday how
Usher then stepfather Robert "Joe" Gallagher
sPpearedlyl crept into her Combee Road
bedroom and sexually assaulted her, an
occurrence that started when she was 11
years old and continued for four tortuous
years.
"!I managed to suppress it (the sexual
abuse) all these years and pushed it back
into my mind as far as I could. But, I
finally had to let it all out," she explained.
"I wanted closure before I died."
West's 67-year-old former stepparent ~
was arrested in his Lake Worth home by
Polk County deputies and allegedly "con-
fessed to the crime, according to Polk
County Sheriff Grady Judd, who stood
by West and her sister Teresa Tomlinson
throughout the
press conference.
Gallagher was
indicted by the
Polk County grand
jury on capital rape
and forcible carnal
knowledge charges
which date back .
to 1969 when the .
assaults began. He -
is being held in the II ,
Polk County Jail.
West's revela- Robert "Joe" Gallaaher


tions of the long-ago crimes were initially
reported to Georgia police authorities and
the Polk Sheriff's Office launched their in-
vestigation in January. Judd explained that
because in 1969 sexual abuse of a child
under the age of 11 was a capital offense,
the charges had to be brought by a grand
jury which hastily returned the needed
indictment.
Meanwhile West's tragic Story deepened
when she revealed that when she was 14i,
after three years of krequent forced sex,
she became pregnant with her stepfa-
thers' child, a boy who died only a day
after his birth.
"That's when the abuse stopped," she
said. "I told him I would tell if he didn't
stop messing with me."
West, clutching a handkerchief, said
she had never even had a chance to see
her baby, named Richard Gregory Haley,
before it died, but she had visited th~e
baby's unmarked grave the day before and
placed flowers on the tiny burial site.
The victim said the childhood trauma
affected her in numerous ways as it was
happening.
"I stopped having frends over 'cause I
was afraid he would start something with
them," she said, adding that she also got
into trouble at school and was suspended
from school several times for behavioral
issues.
"I was scared and embarrassed. He said
he would hurt my mother if I ever told, so
I never did."
She also said she had tried marriage,
but it too failed.
"It didn't work out because of what
had happened to me. I never got married
again."


Teresa Tomlinson (left), Linda West and. Grady Judd face reporters at a press conference last


week.
West said she finally told her mother
what had happened in the 1990s, but her
mother didn't believe the story of how she
got pregnant. She said she had concocted
a lie that she had been drugged by a boy
and didn't recall what happened to her.
"I'm still waiting for her to believe the
truth."
Tomlinson said West had asked her to
help her, "that this was something she
just had to do." She explained that the
sisters had contacted Judd's staBf victims'
advocate who explained that she would
"give it to detectives" and "later that night,
detectives called us to say they were will-


ing to help us. We are truly, truly grateful
for what they have dorie."
"This has been a gut-wrenching series
of events," Judd said. "We want victims to
know they don't have to hold this inside.
We can and will help them."
Judd also said his investigating officers
were so touched by this investigation they
had raised enough money to pay for a
grave marker for West's baby.
Gallagher has admitted to the long-
term abuse, but further claimed God had
forgiven him, Judd said. "God may have
forgiven him, but the people of Florida
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Page 4B SCMG Central Florida


Wednesday, April 25, 2012


By JEFF ROSLOW

Ken Riley has seen, been with and ;
was a star, but he always had Bartow
and Polk County on his mind.
The 15-year National Football League
cornerback, who had 65 career intercep-
tions and wais a professional and college
coach, is now a dean at Winter Haven
High School and directing.ch~ildlen in
theright di rection is his pl imary goal.
That is likely wvhy he is one of the
people on the Polk's 100 lklost Influen-
rial~fican Americans list compiled by
T elailey: Group. The company, cr~e-
algiby.jDoris Moore Bailey,-listed 1,000
blick people in Polk County. Voting
was conducted on its wvebsite www~.
baileygroup.org and Rileyl was one of
four named in the spor ts category The
others listed in that categoryl are Alan
B. Mills of Lakeland, Herbert "Sporty"
Dickson of Bartow and Wiillie Horton,
who is not from Polk Coun ty but spent
15.years here playing spring training
baseball for the Detroit Tigers.
"It's one of the reasons I came back,"
Riley saidi. "'This~ is myi home. Barrow is .
a unique community~ and I have always
loved ~it.' -
R~iley, who is chairman of the Eastside
Positive Action Committee, helped orga-
nize the second Youth Parent Teen Sum-
mit Satuirday, a day-long get-together to
show children and their parents what
Polk County and the world has to offer
teens and keep them out of trouble. In
each of the first two years more than 200
teens took part in the event that features
motivational speakers, dancing, prizes,
K9 demonstrations and more. s
Officially he says he's retired but he's
probably as active as he's ever been.
"When I came back here I wanted to
deal with the youth," he said. "It's been
very rewarding."


Moore Bailey said there were more
than 6,0400 votes and it was set up so
votes could not be repeated by the
same person. People could vote in one
category and it would not let you vote
in that category again. The final list has
130 people because of ties, she said, but
the list has the names of those known
and some people may not know.
Her goal with the list is to honor those
who have made contributions to her
home county
"I've had really positive feedback.
During the time it was up people were
asking why certain names were not on
the list," she said.
She added, "H ook forward to more
participants next year."
But getting the names was what'S
important to her.
"We all make contributions to our
community and abroad and I want to
identify who they are," she said.
The categories on the list which is
shown on the wvebsire include nota-
.bles in Individuals, County and Circuit
Judges, Attorneyis, Bail Bonds, Physi-
cians, Dentists, Pharmacies, Nurses,
Preachers, Politicians, Law Enforce-
ment, Private Child Care Centers,
Private Vocational School, Private~ Sector
Directors, Principals, PCSD DireCto~rs,
PC College Directors, Vocational/Tech-
nical School Directors, Social Service
Organizations, Electronic and Print
Media, Civic Organizations, Historians,
Artists, Funeral Directors, Entrepre-
neurs, Business Consultants, Contrac-
tors, Bank/Credit Union, Insurance
Agents,. Realtors and Brokers, City and
County Government Personnel, Greek
Organizations, Alumni Association Pres-
idents, Civil Rights Activists, Investors,
Authors, Photographers, Most Notable
Polk Countians and Sports Notables. .
Leo Longworth, a Bartow city com-
rnissioner and always active in the


PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW
Pastor Shirley Williams-Hayes delivers the invocation Saturday at the Youth Parent Summit at the
Carver Recreation Center. With her are Vice Mayor Leo Longworth, back left, and EPAC Chairman


said. "I should treat people right and be
nice to people and maintain humility.
People should work hard to be true to
themselves and make the right choices."
Riley said he got the attitude at a
young age, too, and that just follows a
person and the need to give back to his
hometown comes naturally.
When he played football for Union
Academy his principal, James Stephens,
to whom he referred by his nickname
"Wolfman," had a rule that if you
couldn't pass your classes you couldn't
play sports. That attitude drove him as
well as many in his class. When he won
a scholarship to play at Florida A&M his
goal was to get an education more than
it was to be a football player. That at-
titude earned him his team's scholastic
award and a Rhodes Scholar candidacy.
"This is home and I want to see
students achieve success," he said. "We
know the situation ... we've been out
there."


Ken Riley.
community, was one person who wasn't
aware he made this list and though he
was honored by it, he said accolades are
not something he seeks. It's about set-
ting examples he wouldn't mind others
"stealing" from him.
"It's nice to be well thought of by
peers and friends and those who don't
know you," he said. "But my whole
thing is to give back, not the accolades,
though I do appreciate it."
He said being a positive role model is
what he is after, though it can take from
one's personal life.
"I'm trying to be a positive role model
for the young black men of this com-
munity and someone they can look up
to and maybe mimic," he said.
He said he got this attitude from a
young age, raised mostly by his mother
and grandmother, both very strong '
women.
"The first thing was to make sure I
have strong faith and believe in God," he


William nwyford, recently retired chief
of the Regional Conflict Counsel's Office,
10th Circuit, has officially qualified to run
for Polk County Judge, Group 5.
The non-partisan post will be on the
ballot in the Tllesday, Aug. 14, election.
"fAfter more than 19 years of service
in the 10th Circuit's Public Defender's
and Regional Counsel's offices, I de-
cided to put my experience to use anid
serve the residents of Polk County as a
judge," Twyford said.
"Through my experience in court
on a day to day basis, I understand
how a judge can impact and help the
community. Most importantly, I want
everyone to leave the court feeling like
they have been treated fairly, even if
they do not wmn."
Twyford has spent the majority of


his life in Winter Haven, having ar-
rived with his family at the age of
5. A graduate of Winter Haven High
School, he received his bachelor of
science degree from Vanderbilt Uni-
versity, where he also lettered all four
years as a defensive tackle on the
football team. He later received his :
juris -doctorate from Memphis State ii
Univrersityi.
Twy~ford spent more than I5 yearss'
in the 10th Circuit's Public De~fendeis
Office. Since 2007, he has served as:
circuit chief of the Regional Con-
flict Counsel's Office, supervising 16
attorneys and various staff in Polk,
Highlands and Hardee counties. His
resignation from the Regional Conflict
Counsel's Office was effective Monday,
April 16. .


STAFF, WIRE REPORT

Florida's economic recovery appears to
be continuing as the state's unemployment
rate,declined last month to 9' percent and it
went down a half-percent in Polk County.
The dramatic drop of 0.4 percent from
February was the largest month-to-month
decline in nearly 20 years, state officials
noted on Friday.
The state's unemployment fate is now
the lowest it has been since January
2009 but it still remains higher than the
national average of 8.2 percent.
An estimated 838,000 Floridians are still
out of work.
In Polk the rate dropped from 11.3 per-
cent in the last year and in the last month
gained 200 jobs, according to the Florida
Department of Economic Recovery.
The news of continued employment
growth provides a boost for Gov..Rick
Scott, who has made jobs a central focus
of his administration.
Scott was elected on a promise of creat-,
ing 700,0()0 jobs over a seven-year period.
He has asserted that his push to cut taxes
and lure businesses to the state has been
paying off.
The latest figures now show that there
has~ been a net increase of 88,300 jobs since
Scott was sworn into office.
But the continued recovery could also
helf, President Barack Obama's attempt to
win the crucial swing state in the up-
coming fall elections. GOP presumptive
nominee Mitt Romney has faulted Obama
for the state's economic woes.
1f the jobless rate continues to fall this -
year, thenl it would be lower than wvhat it
was wvhen Obama first took offce.
Flagler County in northeast Florida has


the11igliest unemployment rate in the
state at 12.2 percent, while Monroe County
at the southern end of the state had the
lowest rate at 5.1 percent. There were 10
counties with double-digit unemploy-
ment rates, down from 18 in the month of
February.
The jobless numbers and the job growth
figures are calculated by using two differ-
ent surveys.
Florida's unemployment rate that is an-
nounced each month is based on a survey
of roughly 2,500 households. A different sur-
vey that goes out to thousands of employers
is what is used to come up with numbers of
how many jobs have been added.
But the numbers can be revised and
sometimes the changes can be quite differ-
ent from what is initially reported.
In December, the Scott administration
trumpeted numbers that showed that the
unemployment rate had dropped 2.1 per-
centage points during his first year in office.
New numbers recalculated by federal
officials in March showed that Florida's un-
employment rate was actually 11.1 percent
in December 2010 and not: 12 percent as
previously reported.
That meant that the overall drop during
Scott's first year in office was roughly half of
what everyone thought it was..
Some of the industries that have been
gaining jobs in the last year include those at
restaurants and bars as well as jobs in health
care services and employment agencies.
The two biggest areas of job loss have
been in construction and state government.
In his first two years its governor, Scott
has pushed to trim back the size of state
government. The state budget Scott signed
earlier this week seeks to eliminate 4,000
positions.


Polk's unemployment.


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By KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ
KLBERKOWITZ @LAKEWALESNEWS .COM

She's oneyear old.
SActually, about 14 months old, to be
exactr, but that just means two more
months that the Lake Wales Free Clinic
Tinc. has provided free health care to the
Lake Wales community.
And last week, it was time to cel-
ebrate, according to Norman White, a
local attorney who is also the president
of the board of directors for the Greater
Lake Wales Health Care Foundation.
A dinner to honor all who volun-
teered their services at the Lake Wales
Free Clinic was held Tuesday evening,
April 17, at Lake Wales Medical Center's
dining caf6.
The menu included oysters and
salmon, in addition to lamb, and nu-
merous accompaniments.
The Lake Wales Free Clinic is a pro-
vider of charitable health care to those
individuals who have no insurance and
who meet income eligibility require-
ments, according to a promotional
flyer, which also notes the many kinds
of services offered by the clinic. -
These include: acute and chronic
care of pediatric and adult patients, .
health screenings, physical, behavioral
and mental health counseling, referrals
for specialty care. Services not included
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.are obstetric care or immunizations.
Services are provided at no cost to
qualified individuals.
Over the course of 2011, having
opened Feb. 17, 2011, Lake Wales Free
Clinic had 1,115 patient visits, 429 in-
dividual patients with an average of 2.6
visits per patient, read clinic statistics
provided at the event.
The average age of a person who
uses the free clinic is 45, with most
of those (96 percent) being adults,
and (4 percent) pediatric patients. A
racial breakdown reveals the clinic was
utilized mostly by white (43 percent)
patients, followed by 29 percent black
patients and about 28 percent Hispanic
patients. Also, more females 63 per-
cent used the clinic than males -
37 percent.
Those who volunteered at the clinic
included doctors, nurses and other
citizens.
Sixteen doctors donated 327.75
hours, amounting to a value of
$81,937.50 of what they ordinarily
would have been paid for their time.
Two ARNPs gave 55 hours of their
time, a value of $4,125, along with 15
RN/LPNs who donated 194.50 hours
at a value of $5,835. Added to this were
another 32 non-medical volunteers,
who~ gave 708 hours of their time at a
value of $15,122.88.
Total value of in-kind diagnostics
for Lake Wales Medical Center was
$224,888.48. *
Dr. Keith Bachman offered consul-
tative services and school physical
through a School Partnership.
Lake Wales Free Clinic Inc. co-med-
ical directors are Dr. Keith Bachman,
Dr. James Nelson, Executive Director
Rob Quam; Clinic Administrator Steve
Thompson and Clinic Coordinator
nurse Minerva Alford.
The clinic's board of directors in-
cludes: Ellis Hunt, chairman; Norman
White, president; Alex Wheeler, trea-
surer; Colette Braunstein, LCSW; Linda
Kimbrough; Glenda- Morgan; William .
Moure; James Nelson MD; Mark Parlier;
Rev. J.J. Pierce, and Jodie Schmidt,
ARNP.
Providers who were honored includ-
ed: Dr. Mahesh Allam, Dr. Keith Bach-
man, Dr. William Barringer, Colette
Braunstein, Dr. Roy Braunstein, Carol
Crews, Anthony Faro III, Dr. Preeti
Harchandani, Dr. Kulmeet Kundlas,
Dr. Gilberto Lozano, Dr. Alfred Mas-
sam, Dr. Sukumar Mathan, Christopher
Mondello DO, Dr. Kanumuri Nageswar-
arao, Dr.James Nelson, Sunil Nihalani
DM, Dr. Boris Nunex and Jodie Schmidt
ARNP.
Nursing staff honored include: Paula
Alford, Jane Griffin, April Guindon,
Alvera Howell, Dolly Aniderson, Carol
Marsh, Johnsie McAlister, Lori Miller,
Karen Pickles and Lawana Simmons.
Eligibility specialists honored were:
Lydia Daugherty, Roy Goodle't, Rochelle
Henrichs, Lauren Lightseyr, Linda


PHOTOS BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ
Tables were set in formal array for last week's Volunteer Appreciation Dinner held at Lake Wales
Medical Center caf4 for those who donated service hours at the Lake Wales Free Glinic Inc. The
dinner marked a little over one year since the clinic opened. From left: Rochelle Henrichs, Ellen
Davis, Roy Goodlet and Dr. Sunil Nihalani.


Kimbrough, Evelyn Lewis, Kimberly
Mason, Steve Thompson and Susan
Yolmeh.
Other volunteers included: Nihita
Allam, Amy Archibald, Marty Bailey,
Ericka Borders, Sierra Brooks, Victoria
Burgess, Sally Cashel, Tamese Chris-
tian, Francisco Cosme, Velma Ellis,
Maria Franco, Sara G~erman, Leah
Hagen, Marilynn Hall, Austin Harris,
Jatiera Hawkins, Brianna Henrichs,
Courtney Howell, Carmen Hylton, Mar-
tyn Jones, Jerry Juniper, Millie Juniper,
Jessica Kresge, Christina Lamb, Vanica
Marc, Carol Mondello, Bonnie Moritz,
Ken Moritz, Hector Mugica, Adriana
Palanco, Shirley Pinnock, Katie Rags-
dale, Vanessa Ramirez, Marin Roman,
Alex Smith, Kimberly Smith, Lisa Smith,
Michael Suggs, Lou Talamo, Martha
Torres, Carol Ward, Jessica We3lch and
Candice Wright.
President Norman White gave an ac-
counting of how the clinic was born as
he moderated the event, noting that at
one time, "there were hogs in the street
of Lake Wales," he said.
"That's how small Lake Wales was .
back then, and some of the citizens
said 'we need a hospital, but in order to
have a hospital, we need money."'"
"So they started raising money and
they opened a bank account at the only
bank in town, and that became the
endowment fund for the Lake Wales
Hospital," he said.
In this,.the fund preceded Lake Wales
Hospital, and when the hospital was
absorbed by Winter Haven Hospital,
the endowment fund went with it.
"Up until that time, it was an endow-
ment fund, and it was controlled and
supervised by local programs," he said.
But that control was lost when the
fund went to Winter Haven Hospital.
So when, about five years ago, Lake


Wales Hospital was turned over to
CHS, the endowment fund reappeared,
White said, coming "back to life in the
form of the Greater Lake Wales Health-
care Foundation."
The control, was "restored" into the
hands of local people, White added.
About six or seven years ago, those
in the group began to sense an urging,
he said. A "serise that there were people
who live amongst us some of them
are relatives, some of them are friends,
some of them are employees, some of
them are neighbors. There are people
who lived among us at that time whom
we felt fell between the cracks of our
country's healthcare system."
"They made more money than a
Medicaid person can make so they
were making enough that they didn't
qualify for Medicaid," White said, "but
they weren't making enough to pur-
chase health insurance, and there's a
gap there."
The Foundation partnered with the
Lake Wales Care Center.
"In 14 months, we have done some
wonderful things for the people that
have fallen through the cracks," said
White.
"We have amongst us tonight, the
real heroes of this the volunteers,
the doctors, the nurses, volunteers,
who filled the need of so many hurting
people."
Meanwhile, one physician in atten-
dance, Dr. William Barringer, noted
afterwards, "I'm glad to help. I'm glad
to have a talent that is helpful."`
And Dr. Keith Bachinan, one of the
clinic's co-directors, noted, "It serves a
need, that's for sure."
Bachman had the most hours do-
nated, and was thus honored for his 80
hours of service, while Barringer was
close behind at 70 hours.


Two physician chums sit at a table and smile
- Dr. Bill Barringer and Dr. Keith Bachman,
co-medical director.


"Why me?" asks Dr. Sunil Nihalani, and those at
the table agreed his smile was most photo-
genic. Nihalani is the chief of staff for Lake
Wales Medical Center.


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SPage 6B SCMG Central Florida


Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Carlos Felix
was one of five
associates to win
"Director of the
Year" by Health .
Management
Associates.
He was also
named "Direc-
tor of the Year"
at Uartow Re-
gional Medical
Center, and was
then nominated
by CEO Troy
DeDecker to be


he was honored by the organization,"
said DeDecker.
Winners of the Director of the Year
award were recognized at a company
meeting earlier this month.
Other categories included Associate
of the Year, CEO of the Year and Nurse
of the Year. Each winner was nomi-
nated by the CEO of his local hospital
and ultimately shares the good traits
that H-ealth Management works hard
to foster through its culture.
"Carlos consistently receives positive
feedback from our patients and fellow
associates at Bartow Regional and
his department receives high marks
on quality reports. His dependable
nature and focus on teamwork made
my nomination an easy choice," said
DeDecker. "We want our local commu-
nity to know about Carlos and his high
level of commitment to serving them
in an exemplary manner."
Felix has been with Bartow Regional
for six years and serves as Director of~
Plant Operations and Environmental
Services.


May 14 from 7-9 p.m.
It will be held at the Regency Cen-
ter for Women & Infants, 101 Ave. O.
SE. Winter Haven.
Call (863) 294-7020 to register.

Meet the parents
The Regency Center for Women &
Infants offers a group meeting for
new parents.
The meeting is scheduled Wednes-
days from 3-4:30 p.m. .
Sessions include informal sharing
as well as information of concern
on topics such as sleeping, feeding,
safety, and growth and development.
Babies are welcome.
There is no charge and no per-reg-
istration required.
It will be held at the Regency Cen-
ter for Women & Infants, 101 Ave. O'
SE. Winter Haven.
Call (863) 294-7020 to register.

Grand is -Grand
Regency Center for Women and
Infants has a grandparent's class for
new and expectant grandparents.
Called Grand is Grand! the goal of
this two hour class is connecting the
generations and will spotlight current
trends in childbirth, baby care, and
parenting.
Classes are scheduled Tuesday, May
1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

te fo Wbemhe & Ifntf t 1 cAve. O
SE. Winter Haven
Call (863) 294-7020 to register.

The Happiest Baby
The Happiest Baby class for new
parents is set for Tuesday, June 19
5:30-6:45 p.m at The Regency Center
for Women & Infaints, 101 Avenue O
S.E. Winter Haven.
Registration for this program, spon-
sored by W.H.H. Regency Center for
Women & Infants, is now available.
The Happiest Baby classes each
new parents a step-by-step approach
to help all infants sleep longer and
soothe even the fussiest baby in min-
utes. The cost is $20, which includes
a Parent Kit with DVD.
To register for the next class, call
(863) 294-7020.

Free car seat inspections
Free car seat inspections are of-
fered by appointment at the Regency
Center for Women &( Infants at 101
Avenue O, S.E. in Winter Haven.
Inspections can be scheduled by
calling the Regency Library at 294-
7020.
It will be held at the Regency Cen-
ter for Women & Infants, 101 Ave. O.
SE. Winter Haven.
Call (863) 294-7020 to
register.

SKids can learn
about the baby
The Big Brother/Big Sister Classes
are held at the Regency for children
of moms delivering at RMC.
Topics include what new babies are
like, what it means to be a big sister
or brother, and how to be a helper at
home'
A tour of the nursery is included.
There is no charge for this chiss. Pre-
registration is required. The class
will be held Saturday, June 30, 2012 at
10am-11:15am.
It will be held at the Regency Cen-
ter for Wlomeri & Infants, 101 Ave. O.
SE. Winter Haveri.
Call (863) 2942-7020 to register,


Bok Tower Gardens and the Florida
Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer's
Association have the second "Care-
giver's Day Out" at Bok Tower
Gardens.
This free event for family caregivers
is from 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, May 17
at the Bok Tower Gardens. Registra-
tio'n begins at 8:30 a.m.
r Refreshments, hort'd' oeuvres,
healing rts such as tai chi and
11assage and music therapy, will be
available. Caregitrers willkbe given a
tour of the beautiful gardens visit-
ing the crown jewel of the gardens,
the Singing Tower. Respite available
for caregivers in need with RSVP
required, prior to event. To RISVP, call
(863) 292-9210, email thompsons@ -
alzfigulf.org, or go online~at www.alz.
org/FIGulfCoast.

Baby classeS
The Regency Center for Women &
Infants has a Baby Care Workshop
class for expectant, adoptive, or
brand new parents.
The class covers issues like getting
to know your baby, bathing, feeding,
crymng and safety
Grandparents and family members
aire welcome
SPre-registration is required.
Classes will be held Tuesday, June 5
from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. It will be held
at the Regency Center for Women &
Infan~ts,8 112Av O.2SE. Winter Haven.


Breas fee ing c aSS
The Regency Center for Women and
Infants has a Breastfeeding Out and
About class.
This is for breastfeeding moms
and will focus on breast pumps, milk
storage information, discreet nurs-
mng in public, back to work issues and
breastfeeding and the law.
The class is Saturday from 10:30 a.m.
noon June 23. It will be held at the
Regency Center for Women & Infants,
101 Ave. O. SE. Winter Haven.
.Call (863) 294-7020 to register,

Birth prep class offered
The Regency has a four-week Birth
Prep aration Workshop.
Class focuses on physical and men-
,t~al preparaition- for labor and birth.
Hours for the evening classes are
7-9:15 p.m.
Pre-Registration is required. Space
is limited, so call early. The fee is $40
per couple if delivering at the Regen-
-cy Center for Women and Infants and
$60 if delivering elsewhere.
Plan to take the class three to four
weeks before you are due.
The classes are every Tuesday, May
1-22.
It will be held at the Regency Cen
ter for Women ~& Infants, 101 Ave. O.
-SE. Winter Haven.
Call (863) 294-7020 to register.

Prep for
breastfeeding offered
Regency Center for Women &
Infants offers a Preparation for
Breastfeeding class to help expectant
parents learn ways to get the breast-
feeding experience off to' the best,
start.
Taught by a lactation consultant,
the class covers suggestions on breast
preparation, the feather's role, return-.
ing to work and special techniques.
Grandparefits and family members
.are welcome. .~ .
Pre-registration is required.
The class will be held on Monday,


recognized systemwjde.
Felix was chosen out of more than
40,500 associates to receive this award
from the hospital's parent company.
"Carlos Felix is dedicated to opera-
tional excellence and going that extra
mile to ensure that his department
runs smoothly and patients receive the
best care.possible. Carlos truly lives
up to the mission of our hospital and
Health Management. I am proud that


Sandra Sha, a radiation oncologist,
has co-authored a study on the ef-

beahhr aop fo a uo sli bb stt tha-
thas acquired international attention.
This breast radiotherapy technologyis
intended for women with early stage
breast cancer and is designed to deliver
precisely targeted boost dose of radia-
tion directly into the area of the tumor.
Sha collaborated with several of
the world's most respected figures in
the field of breast oncology for the
study. Their findings concluded that
the tumor bed boost technology was
performed with a high degree of accu-
racy, and inspired minimal side effects,
exceptional outcomes and cosmetic
results, and a low rate of reoccurrence.
These findings will be presented
at the ESTRO World Congress Brachy
therapy meeting in May, a prestigious
international forum which takes place
in Barcelona, Spain, and have been
accepted and are currently pend-
ing publication in the Red Journal,
the -premiere medical publication on
radiation oncology.
The study was previously presented
at the San Antonio Breast Confer-
ence in December of2011, as well as
the American Brachy therapy Soci-


ety meeting in
San Diego last
spring.wh
works at Watson -
Clinic, received s
her medical
degree from Tufts
University School
of Medicine in
Boston.-
She performed \i
her internship in Dr.SandraSha
internal medi-
cine at Harvard
University and
her residency in radiation therapy at
Harvard Jomnt Center. She is board-cer-
tified in radiation oncology and holds
memberships in a variety of distin-
guished medical organizations includ-
ing the American Society of Clinical
Oncology, the American College of
Radiology and the American Society
for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology.
Her research work in women's health
has been published in the American
Journal of Perinatology, and the: medi-
cal journal Artificial Intelligencek in :
Medicine published her research on
increasing the sophistication-
ofradiation planning.


community impact award

providing inspiration and empower-
ment to area residents so they can
band together as a community to
face cancer head-on," said Doug Ul-
man, the Lance Armstrong Founda-
tion president and.CEO.
During the online voting cam-; i
paign, which took place over a
two-week period, more than 450,090
votes were cast and Lakeland Region-
al was among its award recipients.
Pillars4Life is a patient and care-
giver support program that has been
proven to enhance the quality of :
life for cancer patients and it allows
hospitals and their social workers to
more efficiently triage and attend to
the psychosocial needs of a much
greater number of patients.
"We are excited to connect this
new resource to patients and fami-
lies, throughout our community, who
are affected by ~cancer," said Fox.
Additional information, including
how patients and families can access
this resource, will be released in the
weeks and months ahead. For in for-
mation visit www.L117ESTRONG.org.


Felix named Director of the Year


CareglVeTS tO be pampered


at Bok Tower Gardens


Carlos Felix


Oncologist s book gets

HailOnal a-ttentlOn


Lakeland Regional gets I

Because of votes of individu-
als throughout our community,
Lakeland Regional was named as a
LIVESTRONG Community Impact
Project award recipient.
The project, Pillars4QLife, was cre-
ated by the Lance Armstrong Foun-
dation, the non-profit founded by
the cancer survivor and champion
cyclist to serve people affected by .
cancer and empower them to take
action.
"We are thrilled to be named as
a LIVESTRONG Community Im-
pact Project award recipient," said
Carol Fox, medical affairs director at
Lakeland Regional. "This award will
directly impact our ability to sup-
port those in our community who
are affected by cancer. We want to
offer our appreciation to those who
voted in support of this program.
Together, were making.a difference
in the lives of cancer survivors and
their families in our area."
"By investing in these bold and in-
novative cancer support programs,
the Lance Armstrong Foundation is











Immune system causes Lupus


WELL NEWS
Scott La ee


to the Institute of Medicine, hospital-
acquired or nosocomial infections add
$45 billion to the annual cost of health,
care in this country.

NUMBER CRUNCHER
A single fruit crepe with strawberry
topping from the International House
of Pancakes contains 460 calories, 189
from fat. It has 21 grams of total fat or
32 percent of the recommended total
fat intake for a 2,000-calorie daily diet.
It also contains 90 milligrams of cho-
lesterol (30 percent); 250 mg of sodium
(10 percent); 65:grams of total carbo
hydrates (22 percent); 3 grams of sugar
and 6 g of protein.

DOC TALK
Thrill. a vibration that a doctor or
nurse can feel by touch, often used to
describe cardiac murmurs that can be
felt through the chest wall.

PHOBIA OF THE WEEK
Anablephobia -fear' of looking up.

NEVER SAY DIET ..
The Major League Eating speed-eat-
ing record for reindeer sausage is 28 in
10 minutes, held by Dale Boone,

'BEST MEDICINE
First guy: I woke up this morning
feeling so bad I wanted to kill myself.
Second guy: That's terrible. What'd
you do?
First guy: I planned to take 1,000: as-
pirin, but after the first two, I felt better.
OBSERVATION
"My doctor gave ine two weeks to
live. I hope they're in August."
Comedian Ronnie Shakes

To find out more about Scott LaFee
and read features by other Creators
Syndicate wrriters and cartoonists, visit
the Creators Syndicate website at wwwo.
creators.com..


SCMG Central Florida Page 7&


Wednesday, April 25, 2012


DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I'm a rela-
tively young woman at 43 years old.
Until six months ago, I was the, picture
of health. I have three young children,
had a part-time job and exercised daily.
Then I had to put on the brakes. I had
little energy to do anything. My hands
started hurting. My husband thought
it might be psychological. -I went to the
family doctor, expecting him to say it
was all in my head. He didn't. He took
tests and told me I have lupus: How
can I be sure his diagnosis is right? Is
this a death sentence? A.C.
ANSWER: Lupus results from an
immune system that has gone rogue.
It makes antibodies that are destruc-
tive to many tissues and organs. Why it
does so is an unanswered question. The
majority of victims are young women
between the ages of 15 and 40. For
every man that comes down with it, six
to 10 women contract it.
The diagnosis is made by finding four
of the following signs: 1. Skin rash that
appears on the cheeks and bridge of
the nose in a pattern suggesting a but-
terfly; 2. Other skin rashes of red, raised
patches; 3. Sensitivity to sunlight; 4.
-Sores in the mouth; 5. Two or more
swollen, painful joints; 6. Inflamma-
tion of the lung covering (pleuritis), the
heart covering (pericarditis) or both;
7. Kidney malfunction with protein in


is primarily due to the impact modern
medicines have -had on this illness.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Help! My
doctor put me on a beta blocker medi-
cine for high blood pressure. I have
asked him three.or four times to switch
the medicine, but he refuses. For one
thing, my prescription insurance will'
not pay for it, and also the side effects
are too much.
He says I have to trust him because
he is the doctor. Now I am in a worse
position than I would be had I never
taken the medicine because of the in-
creased risk of a heart attack or stroke
if I go off it. I wish I had never agreed to
medicine if I'in going to live 24/7 afraid
of it.
I'm ready to quit it even though my
neighbor died of a heart attack after
suddenly quitting his. How do I solve
this problem? E.R. .
ANSWER: Things are not as bad as
they seem. First, take care of the doctor.
Say to him: "Look, buster, this medicine
you prescribed is tearing me up. It's
worse than the illness. You have to trust
me. I am the patient." If the impasse re-
mains, rise from your chair, wave your
hand goodbye and find another doctor.
Beta blockers medicines with
names like Lopressor, Corgard, Tenor-
min and Visken are prescribed for
many illnesses, including high blood


pressure. They're not the only blood
pressure medicines. Doctors have
access to many, many blood pressure
medicines that are in no way related to
beta blockers.
You're not going to die from stop-
ping a beta blocker. You can't stop them
abruptly. All you do is follow a program
of gradual reduction in, the number of
tablets taken and in the dose taken.
It takes a couple of weeks to do this,
While you're tapering the dose, don't
engage in heavy exercise.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: You say older
women need 1,000 to 1,200 mg of
calcium a day. My pharmacist says our
body cannot absorb more than 500 mg.
S.B.
ANSWER: The body absorbs only
500 mg at one time. Take calcium in
the morning, again in the afternoon
and again in the evening, if need be, to
reach the daily goal.
All of it will be absorbed.

Dr: Donohue regrets that he is unable
to answer individual letters, but he will
incorporate them in his column when-
ever possible. Readers may write him
or request an order form of available
health newsletters at RO0. Boxt 5364 75,
Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Readers may
also order health newsletters from Uwww.
rbmamall.com.


the urine; 8. Seizures; 9. A decreased
number of red blood cells (anemia) and
white blood cells; 10. Peculiar antibod-
ies in the blood; 11. Antibodies directed
against the nucleus of body cells -
antinuclear antibodies.
Antibodies come from the immune
system, and they're part of our de-
fense against infections. Here, they're
directed at body tissues and organs.
Antinuclear antibodies target the body
cells' command center, their nucleus.
I'm not going to bore you with the
long list of medicines for lupus. Let me
assure you that lupus is not a death
sentence. Sixty years ago, the average -
survival of a lupus patient was five
years. Now, 90 percent of lupus patients
are living 10 or more years and are ac-
tive throughout most of their lives. This


.Unintentional injury is the leading
oaiise of death among children and ado-
lescents. In 2009, the most recent year
f-ifivich there is data, more than 9,000
American children died. The good news
is that this number has been declining.
"Kids are safer from injuries today
than ever before," says Dr. Thomas
Frieden, director of the Centers for Dis-
ease Control and Prevention. "In fact,
the decrease in injury death rates (30
percent from 2000 to 2009) has resulted
in more than 11,000 children's lives be-
ing saved. But we can do more."
-Part of doing more is knowing
specifically what kinds of threats put
children at risk and to what degree. In
a new study, the first of its kind for the
CDC, researchers found that the most
common cause of death from uninten-
tional injury for children is motor ve-
hicle crashes, followed by suffocation,
drowning, poisoning, fires and falls.
These causes of death have declined
in numbers over the past decade, with
two exceptions: Suffocation rates are
on the rise, most notably a 54 percent
increase among infants less than 1
year old. And poisoning death rates -
have increased -- a 91 percent increase
among teens aged 15-19, largely due to
prescription drug overdoses.
WYhere kids live also seems to affect
their risk of injury and death. Massachu-
setts and New Jersey are among the safer
states, with less than five deaths per
100,000 children. South Dakota and Mis-
sissippi are at the other end, with more
than 23 deaths per 100,000 children.

BODY KNOWLEDGE
Fingernails grow at 0.02 inches per
week, four times faster than toenails.
This translates to .0028 inches in a
day or 0.000119 inches per hour. The
middle fingernail grows fastest, the
thumb slowest.

GET ME THAT. STATI
Each year, 2 million patients contract
an infection during a hospital stay;
approximately 100,000 die as a result
of these infections, which is more than
AIDS, breast cancer and auto accidents
annual deaths combined. According


to See a doctor. Many of them have
been diagnosed with hypertension
and Type 2 diabetes. But it goes be-
yond that.
"Having a patient you treat thank
you. You know they know what's
going on, but they are unable to get :
something done because they have
no money to do it," he said. "I think
it's one of the hardest things."
Another frustration is he can only
do so much. Degnan recalled an
incident in which an arrangement
was worked out with Heart of Florida
where he has privileges to do
blood work. However, the clinic's
patient's hemoglobins kept drop-
ping. Eventually, he was told to go to
the hospital. Despite not having any
money, the patient had no choice.
In an ideal situation, Degnan said
he would like to have rrore than just
himself, the retired doctor from New
York and nurse practitioners.
"My dream is for at least eight
primary care doctors and at least 10
specialists," he said. "That would be
a dream come true.
He said there had been a letter
writing campaign to doctors who
also have privileges at Heart of
Florida. Three specialists, he said,
responded, stating they would accept~
referrals from the clinic. However,
that has been the extent of their
involvement.
If any doctors are interested, De-
gnan said, he asked they be flexible
on schedules. The rewards will be
worth it, he said.
"It's gratifying, because you are
helping people down on their luck,"
he said. "People appreciate that.
Want to learn more?
Currently, Degnan sees people the
third Saturday each month at the
clinic on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Way. While the clinic itself does not
dispense medication, it will write
prescriptions, but keeps that practice
to an absolute minimum.
The Parkview Outreach Commu-
nity Center is located at 1205 Dr.
Martin L. King Jr., Way, Haines City.
It's telephone number is (863)
353-6853. .


By STEVE STEINER
SSTEINER YOUlilAINESCITHERALD. COM

For Dr. Michael G. Degnan, it is a
calling; not necessarily that of be.
ing a doctor, but devoting a portion
of his family practice Degnan
Family Medicine on behalf of
the Parkview Community Center in
Haines City.
"It's an outreach, indigent clinic for
people who have no insurance, noth-
ing," said Degnan. He added that his
original dream centered around his
faith.
"I wanted to do a clinic with my
church, St. Anne's Catholic, but never
got the time to do it," he said.
His desire, he added, also stemmed
from when he did a free clinic in the
early 1990s. He keenly remembers a
particular incident.
"A young Hispanic lady came in
with a baby. The diaper was an old
gray sweater," said Degnan. "That
just killed me." Degnan also attrib-
uted his parents. His father was an
oral surgeon, and his mother, now in
her early 80s, was and still is, active
with hospice. "They impressed upon
me to do volunteer stuff.
But that desire lay more or less
dormant. It changed with a special
visit. "Then one day, minding my
own business, Juyaneta Thompson,
came in. She had heard I had done
some indigent health care in the
past."
Degnan marveled over the "perfect
timing." As a result, he has become
the medical director for Parkview
Community Center.
His presence, many say, has been a
Godsend.
"I see patients at least once per
month," he said. "I see a lot in the
clinic, from 9 a.m.-noon. I'll see as
many as I can in that time." Those
he cannot get to are seen, he added,
by nurse practitioners. Degnan is
also assisted by a retired doctor who
moved from New York.
Of course, there are frustrations.
When it comes to his patients, he
often treats people in worse health
than those who are able to afford


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The table adorned with volleyballs and other balls accompanies a photo display of the late Robin
Wagman during her coaching career at Haines City High School.


Turnout high for foundation fundraiser


"Page 8B SCMG Central Florida


Wednesday, April 25, 2012


By STEVE STEINER
'SSTEINER YOURHAINESCITYHERALD.COM .

The country club was packed with
people who ate a lot of seafood and
Helped a scholarship named for a
Haines City High educator who died
from cancer 14 months ago. .
The "Crawfish and Shrimp Low
Country Boil Celebration Festival"
.was held Saturday in honor of the late
SRobin Nable Wagman who died Feb.
27, 2011 after a five year fight against
cancer, who was a much beloved
tertcher and coach at Haines City High
School. During h'ir battle against can-
cel, the Robin Nable Waginan Against
All Odds Scholarship Foundation was
established.
The idea for the theme of the festival
- "Crawfish and Shrimp Low Coun-
try Boil Celebration Festival, which
was held at the Lake Region Yacht and
Country Club, Winter Haven camne
from Wagman's daughter, Lauren,
currently attending the University of
Florida.
"I went to New Orleans in the fall on
a road trip when we played LSU," she
said. (The Gators lost, 41-11 when they
played Oct. 8, 2011). While there, she
had the opportunity to sample some of
the cuisine of "The Big Easy."
There was another reason for this
year's theme.
S"We wanted to keep it casual, that
everyone in Polk County could en-
joy," said Bob Curtis. Curtis was a
brother-in-law of Wagman's and is the
president and executive director of the
foundation.
Among the many who attended
Swas Polk County School Board Lori
Cunningham, from District 2, which
includes Haines City; Cunningham is
also Board vice chairwoman.
"It's a great cause, a wonderful cause


in memory of Ms. Wragman and all she
did," said Cunningham. "It's a great
way for her legacy to continue."
As is often the practice at Haines City
events, Father Hugh McGlashon, re-
tired from St. Mark's Episcopal Church,
gave a short homily and then benedic-
tion; in-betweert he spoke ofWagman.
"I think, knowing what this lady
did," began McGlashon. "It's great to
see a turnout like this, to support this
foundation."
McGlashon added he did not person-
ally know Wagman, but knew she was
called "Peanut" by those who did, and
then he saidta prayer for the founda-
tion's continue success and growth.
"Bless this foundation, Lord," he
said. "I know Peanut's watching us,
cheering us on, and we will."
This was the inaugural gala, said
Curtis.
"We were real pleased with the turn-
out," he said. "Everything turned out
great."
He added that next year's event would
probably be in February. However, the
inaugural celebration isn't the only
event for 2012. The Seventh Annual
Robin Nable Wagman "Against All Odds"
Golf Scramble will be June 9, also at
Lake Region Yacht and Country Club.

About the golf scramble
Fee for individual players is $100; for
teams, $400. Hole sponsor ship is $50.
The fee for a foursome that wishes to
sponsor a hole is $425, a $25 saving.
SFees include golf cart, a pulled pork
and smoke chicken lunch, a beer sta-
tion and drink cart. Also included will
be team photos, "Hole-in-One" cars,
and a super raffle as well as a silent
raffle.
Registration deadline is May 28 via
fax, email or regular mail~ahecks are


Lauren Wagman, the daughter of the late Robin Wagman, poses with her aunt, Billie Bentley,
and uncle, Bob (urtis, at the Robin Nable Wagman Against All Odds Scholarship Foundation Inc.
fundraiser held April 21 at Lake Region Yacht and Country Club.


to be made payable to: AAO Founda-
tion.
To learn more, call (863) 557-6143;
fax (863) 421-2776; email: bobcurtis@


RobinWagmanAAO.org; or mail to:
6 Pine Forest Drive, Haines City, FL
33844.
The Robin Nable Wagman Against All
Odds Scholarship Foundation Inc. is a
501 (C) (3).


Rick Wiley is greeted by Billie,Bentley after registering. A graduate of Haines City High School,
Wiley was coached by Bentley's sister, the late Robin Wagman. He was among many who
~attended a scholarship fundraiser in Wagman's honor.


e3~3ii~i~Madelyn Bryant, 4, a great-niece of the late
Tracy Mouncy welcomes everyone to the "Craw- Robin Wagman, took a turn on the dance flobr;
fish and Shrimp Low Country Boil Celebration actually, she took a number of turns as she rn
Festival:' around the dance floor.


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1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

COLONIAL SQUARE
APARTMENTS
SPRING SPECIALS !
1 and 2 Bedroom apts with
central a/c and heat, large
floor plans, abundant clos-

stsaraineat $4E6E5/month
Move-in Specials too
Call 24/7: 866-485-
4961
Or visit us online at:
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LAKE WALES 1Bedroom

a~3' s nok smok~erso orovpee .
Water & Elect included. 863~
632-7013
OAKWOOD MANOR
APARTMENTS
PRICES REDUCED FOR
LEAS UP.
ap nuepndtatheodmvia-sr de
comfortable living at a
great price.aReartes include
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from only $595/month
convenient location,
Walk to shopping.
Call 24/7 866-485-

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1500 LOTS & ACREAGE
5 ACRES NEAR LAKE ROS-
ALIE, Located in a gated com-
munity 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-
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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
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1500 LOTS & ACREAGE


COUNTRY LIVING -
WHERE YOU CAN
HAVE IT ALL!!!
THE COUNTY IS DROP-

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IS THE TIME TO BUILD
A NEW HOME!!! SAVE
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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 cuntr 10vinmilt
to Bartow, Lake Wales
o hr W i t r H v n o r
863-512-0041,
LAKE FRONT ON LAKE WALK
IN WATER, Just Over 5 Acres,

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Mary L. Adsit, Realtor
863 -285 -7118
WOODED HOME SITE! 2 Acres
of Beautiful Woods in deed
restricted community to build
your new horne! Not too far
from Public Boat Ramp into
Lake Rosalie. Owner Motivat-
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able Offers! $39,900 id#
11209 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC (863) 676-7040.
www. prime plusrealestate. co


1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE
3 BR. 2 BA. MOBILE HOME
ON 1 ACRE, NICE WELL MAIN-
TAINED HOME WITH STOR-
.AGE BLD. Located just east of
Lake Wales near Lake Ros-
alie, Great Fishing and boating
PaRk E PLS REAL ES2TA8T8
INC. 863-676-7040
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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 Ros-
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7040 ID # 2002 www.prime.
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1095 MANUFACTURED
HOMES FOR SALE

BRAND NEW HOMEs
FOR ~SALE
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Beautiful Manufactured
Home C~omm nity

1110 OUT OF AREA HOMEs
37 ACRE MIDDLE TN FARM



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UIDATION Smoky Mtn. Lake
Property Priced @ Foreclo-
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Financing/5% interest. Hurry.
Only 30 Reservations avail
able! (877)551-0550 ext 100
1210 HOMES FOR RENT

129 Stevenson' Rd, Winter
laven. 3 bd/2 bath w/1 car
garage .& sm~all- shop.
$900.00 month + security.
No pets. Call 863-678-1498
or 863-605-0473

BARTOw
755 E. Blvd Street
2 bedroom/1 bath
$550/monthly
$500/security deposit
1 yr. lease.
863-603-7715 or 863-
533-4482
LAKE WALES AREA. A Very
Nice Houses For Rent. 2 Bd
$450 mo. call 863-635-6399
LAKE WALES House for
RENT 2Bd/1Ba, $550 /
monthly $450/deposit, will
work with you Call 863-676-
5066 NO CALLS after 9pm


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Frostproof- 3BR/2BA
on Lae Ree y. Extra
large lot. All new paint
and flooring. Florida
ro Intero wa
ordmryer eohooausp-
$950/month, SD
$950. Call Maggie
Stohler at Legacy
Leasing Services, In?
863-676-0024 or visit
www. LegacyLeases.
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Lake Wales- Updat.
ed, spaciouS
4BR/2BA. Fenced
bac yar Tle anTI d
laminate floorS
throughout. Certain
pets ok
$1025/month, SD
$1025. Call Maggie


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Commercial

Over 10,000 square
feet available for
-lease. Fenced back
corridor. Roadside
parking. Building haS
several rooms includ-
ing a kitchen. Located
in downtown.
$2000/month, SD
neg. Call Maggie
Stohler.. at -Legacy
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863-676-0024 or visit
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1285 COTTAGES FOR RENT

LAKE WALES, 1br/1ba
lakeside cottage for rent.
Non-smoker. No Pets. Ref-
erences. 863-676-6201.

1300 DUPLEXES FOR RENT
BARTOW, 2br/1ba CHA
w/d hookups, appliances,
Iparro eadrd.GYardd rnainatenan e
downtown. No pets. 863-
533-2600.


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1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT
BARTOW, lbd, unfurn, remod-
.eled, w/stove & refrig. 584
Mooselodge Rd, 1 mi. E. of Bar-
tow. 533-0146 or 512-0453.
FORT MEADE 1bd, furn.
apartment, clean, utilities
furn. $140/wk Deposit $100.
No pets. 863-285-9422.
FORT MEADE. 1br/1ba,
small, clean, quiet. No pets.
Near Patterson Park.
$400/month, $200 security.
Call 863-512-7326.


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1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
SEBRING FORECLOSURE, 3
Br. 2 Ba. just the house for
investment or rental or a bar-
gain price for a potential
homeowner, block home in
good condition, just reduced
to $49,500, PRIME PLUS
RE0ALO dST 310NCw.3 86 -7
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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-
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1030 WATERFRONT HOMES'

Wae fontk~ 3hoe eo oOSane

bath, Beautiful Oaks, Fenced
Yard, Spectacular Sunsets.
Debra Ann Worley Real Estate
863-465-0123
1040 CFONRDAS/VILLAS

CONDO @ LAKE WALES
COUNTRY CLUB, Beautifully
furnished 2 Bed 2 Bath 1st
floor unit new carpet and
paint. Located in Golf Com-
munity. Family room/lanai
Overlooks Fairwayf and
Lagoon. Many Community
Amenities. $79,900 id# 6204
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE
INC. 863-676-7040
www. prime plusrealestate.co

GREAT PRICE ON THIS FUR-
NISHED 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH
CONDO, 1,184 ft. living area
screened porch, convenient
location to shopping in the
city limits of Lake Wales.
$29,900, PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040
id # 130 www.primeplus-
realestate.com
SKUEBWAdLEFSoCOCUNnTdR
Fully Furnished, Screened
Balcony, Great View Of Golf
Cous And L gon
$102,T~0e id# 92a02ooP IME
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,
andd Lakae Ju~ne ke ron 9 r
Debra Ann Worley Real Estate
863-465-0123
1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE
2 BEDROOM 2 BATH ON 2.45
ACRES, all fenced with large
brns denwdrk hop. Home
floor plan, lots of storage
space. Small pond and stor-
age shed on property.
$45,000 (short sale) PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. id #
17379 863-676-7040
www. primeplusrealestate .co

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.primepiusrealestate.co

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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-
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Which` there Are No Barriers To
Obtaining Housing Because of Race,
Color, Religion, Sec, Handicap, Famil-
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1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
4 BR,.4 BA. POOL HOME
ON AN ACRE, Beautiful
home with plenty of room
ipn eaeannd oaun fully r clutl
laundry room, family room
wit":!.9 i ooelae ms er si

$144,900 ID# 115, PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. 863-
676-7040 wwwi.primeplus-
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Lake Wales, this is a foreclo-
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last long! PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040
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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-
rea estate.com
JUST REDUCED, NEW
LISTING LOCATED IN
CROOKED LAKE PARK,
great condition and a perfect
starter horne for the first time
home buyer or winter resi-
dent; 2 Br. 1 Ba. $49,900
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE
INC. 863-676-7040 ID #
4801 www.primeplus-
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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, ins de pkdi out Ow t
$34900. Debra Ann Worley
Real Estate 863-465-0123
LOCATED NEAR LAKE
PIERCE AND GREAT FISH-
ING, this 3 Br. 2 Ba. Home
h200a, tlh itsoaonr t buil fo
only $59,000 PRIME PLUS
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NEAR KISSIMMEE CHAIN
OF LAKES, East Lake Wa es,
3 Br. 1.5 Ba. 2 lots, neat and
~yu baoto ad fshina ,ols,n 1
block from Lake Rosalie, mani-
na and boat ramp, near state
park, reduced- to $59,000
OWNER SAYS MAKE OFFER!
id# 10755 PRIME PLUS
REAL ESTATE INC. 863-676-
r7e0a4e0sttecwww.primeplus-
NEAR WARNER UNIVERSITY 3
BEDROOM 2 BATH, located in
crooked lake park, spacious
split-floor plan, home has
recently been updated, has
detached garage with RV
parking, screen porch,
$98,500 id# 4918, PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC.
863-676-7040 www.prime-

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60 E., Lake Wales, New
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approx. 820 sq.ft. RENT
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