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Marsha Faux, right, is the incumbent seeking another term as Polk County Property
SMigrant students have
'godmother' in Frostproof
'The type of person who runs rings around
people who run rings around people'
By JAMES COULTER
Imagine moving to another country.
You have no money in your pocket.
You own nothing but the clothes on your
back. You cannot speak the language, or
you understand very little of it. You have
no identification. You cannot access ba-
sic utilities such as health care. Everyone
is a stranger and you don't know who to
Now imagine being a child. Imagine
moving place to place not knowing
whether you will have a roof over your
head or food in your stomach.
You don't go to school. You have to
work with your family in order to make
a decent living for yourselves. Perhaps
your family is indebted to a smuggler
who brought them into the country for
a hefty price. You have no friends, only
Everyone else is a stranger.
Seems even scarier?
Unfortunately, for migrant workers
and their children, this experience is not
something they have to imagine. They
live it every day.
Mary Lou Perez understands their
plight. She was born into a migrant
family herself. Now she works as a
migrant home-school liaison, assisting
children and their families who were in
her same situation at all three schools
in Frostproof, getting ready for a new
school year that starts in less than three
"I was a migrant worker growing up;
Better news on
utility rate hike
Cost savings to be i
By BRIAN ACKLEY
Finally, some good news for City of
Frostproof utility users.
It looks as those any rate hikes for water
and sewer users might not be as large as
first expected since refinancing of debt on
the system is going to save more money
than had been expected.
At least that was the thinking Monday
night as city council members held their .
first budget workshop in putting together
a 2012-13 spending plan which goes into
effect Oct. 1.
There have been no increases in the
utility rates for the past two years, but this
spring, city auditor TumrnerWiggins indi-
cated that those operations were essentially
just "breaking even" in terms of revenues
and expenses, and that an increase in the
rates was "strongly" recommended.
However, city officials now believe they
will save in the neighborhood of $41,000
annually on two different loans taken
out on the expansion of the waster water
system after soliciting refinancing offers.
Although the final result of that process
won't be revealed until next Monday's
council meeting at 6 p.m. City Finance
Manager Melody Walsh indicated this
week that the new loan rate is expected to
come in below 3.8 percent, which had been
projected by the financial consultant the
city is working with. That rate was expected
to save the city at least $30,000.
So, with a larger than expected savings
on the expense side, revenues likely won't
have to rise as much as first feared.
But, the city is facing at least two unex-
pected utility expenses, in the near future.
First, waterline relocation in conjunction
with a state sidewalk project on Scenic
Highway is expected to cost around
$100,000, and bids for a planned expansion
at the wastewater treatment plant came in
higher than expected as well. How much
that might ultimately cost is still undeter-
mined as engineers are looking at ways to
trim costs on that project, most of which is
being paid for by grant money.
more than projected
Council member DianaWebster-Biehl
said Monday that she now doesn't think
the city will have to raise as much as she
first thought She had earlier this summer
voiced possible support for a plan.that
would have lowered the city's minimum
usage rate from 3,000 to 2,000 gallons a
month. That would have lowered utility
bills for those users, but for those in the
3,000 to 5,000 gallons a month, which
would have been the majority of residential
users, customers bills would have risen by
about $120 annually.
The other option under consideration is
simply keeping the current rate structure
in place, and raising prices by the annual
Consumer Price Index, which is 2.41 per-
cent. That would raise the minimum usage
monthly bill from $92.32 to $93.96.
Biehl said perhaps a rise that was only
half of the CPI might be warranted in light
of the expense savings.
I think we have to address some of it,
but maybe we don't have to go the full
amount," she said.
At least one council member is hoping to
hold the rate steady for a third straight year.
"Myself, I'd love to see one more year of
no increase," RalphWaters said.
Biehl said that the city should start
addressing some of the more serious
concerns related to the system, including
fire suppression issues caused by low water
flow, and a project that will start next year
that will videotape the system to check for
needed upgrades and repairs.
The video taping will start at $30,000, but
city official are uncertain how much line
that will cover, since it depends on how
much cleaning has to take place prior to
the camera's being lowered into the ground
for inspection. Looping the city's water
lines together, which would solve the flow
concerns, is estimated by City Department
of Public Works Director James Keene to
cost about $1.2 million.
"While I would like not to do it (raise
rates), it's our only mechanism for funding
the weaknesses in our system that we know
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mMonday, Aug. 6
The Frostproof City Council will
hold its regularly scheduled meet-
ing, starting at 6 p.m. The council
normally meets on the first and third
Monday of each month in city hall.
EMonday, August 13
World of Reptiles
One of the most popular summer
library shows of the season will make a
return visit to Frostproof at 6:30 p.m. as
John Storms and his "World of Reptiles"
will be here for a free show. Don't miss
his snakes, crocs and other surprises!
mSaturday, August 18
The Ramon Theater will host another
in its popular series of murder mystery
dinner theaters. This one is "Murder
is Par for the Course." Cost is $30 and
includes the murder mystery and din-
ner. Call 635-7222 for more information.
Tickets can also be purchased online
at www.ramontheater.com. Please note
that the date has changed to Aug. 18
from the previously announced date
of Aug. 25. Come join a zany cast of
characters for this evening filled with
friends, food and whodunit fun.
MMonday, Aug. 20
The first official day of school in
Polk County is Aug. 20. Sorry kids!
mTuesday, Aug. 21
The Frostproof Area Chamber
of Commerce will host its an-
nual monthly meeting at the Ramon
Theater, starting at 12 noon. Cost
is $9, which includes lunch. The
speaker for August will be out-going
Florida Representative JD Alexander.
Call the chamber for a reservation at
SFriday, August 24
High School football
Don't look now, but another season
of high school football is right around
the corner. Your first chance to see
the Bulldogs will be at home for the
Kickoff Classic against Haines City.
Make sure to get out then, because
the home opener for the regular
season isn't until Sept. 14.
mSaturday, Sept. 29
Ramon Theater Gala
Make plans now to attend the
Ramon Theater's annual fundraising
gala "Lights... Camera ... Dancing".
Show starts at 7 p.m. and will be Polk
County Sheriff Grady Judd will serve
as the master of ceremonies. Contact
the theater for more information at
The Frostproof United Methodist
Church is holding a Vacation Bible
School on Monday, Aug. 6-10, from
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The church is located at 150 De
Vane Street. The event is free and
open to the public. Dinner, Bible
stories, crafts and music will be
For more information, contact
Lynn Respress at (863) 635-3107 or
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County Commission, District 5
Two Republicans are vying for the District 5 Polk
County Commission seat being vacated by Sam
Johnson cannot run for reelection because of term
limits, and he is seeking another elected office.
John Hall and Chris Dowdy are seeking the right to
run against Democrat Ricky Shirah in the November
Fifty-seven-year-old Hall is no stranger to county
government. He worked for the Polk County govern-
ment system for 34 years, holding various manage-
ment positions and most recently held the position of
facilitates manager for the county.
Hall ran unsuccessfully for the commission two
years ago against Todd Dantzler. He is running this
lime in another district.
Dowdy, 32, is an assistant to state Rep. Kelli Stargel,
Hall believes that government is out of control at
every level. He says "Government views taxpayers as
payees to pay for their own functions."
Hall should know something about that as he
spent a good part of his adult career as a bureaucrat
with the county government he now wants to lead as
John Hall Chris Dowdy
one of its chief policy makers. He says his experience
as a government worker will make him a better policy
Hall is in favor of impact fees but supports the
county's decision recently to continue a moratorium
on the fees. He thinks the county could place less of a
burden on its citizens by reducing fees and taxes.
Dowdy also ran unsuccessfully for the commission
in 2008 and has moved to another district this time.
Dowdy also said he was in favor of the impact fee
moratorium and thinks government; although not
able to create private sector jobs "can be fertile soil
for growing jobs."
He told our editorial board that he believes that if.
impact fees are viewed by potential businesses look-
ing to locate to Central Florida as a roadblock, then
Polk County ought to remove that roadblockin order
to attract the business.
Both men seem to be practical, pragmatic '
politicians who put forward thoughtful ideas and
This race is tough one, because both candidates are
However, we think the edge goes to John Hall
because of his many years working on the inside of
Polk County government. That experience should
serve him well as he tries to deal with budget issues,
That's why we recommend John Hall for County
Commission in the Republican primary.
Letters to the editor
I'm for Stacy Butterfield
Stacy Butterfield's hands on knowl-
edge of the Clerk of the Court responsi-
bilities and her proven leadership skills
as demonstrated by her career advance-
ment to her current position of Director
of Finance & Accounting within the
Clerk's office, make her the best choice
for Clerk of the Court. If anyone has any
doubts about her leadership or com-
munications skills they should attend
one of the many candidate forums that
she has and continues to participate in.
I witnessed her run circles around Sam
Johnson in terms of presentation skills,
knowledge of the responsibilities of the
Clerk of the Court, her ability to answer
questions directly and clearly, as well as
her clear vision of the future challenges
of the office.
In 2000 the people of Polk County
voted by over a 70 percent majority to
amend the county charter to institute
Do what is
More than 10,000 studies confirm
that kids do best in a loving home with
a committed mother and father. This is
what built America.
President Obama is brilliant and
very persuasive, but this is problematic
when he's on the wrong side of the mar-
riage debate. To teach his children, the
children of America, and the children
of other countries that homosexual
behavior is acceptable is unfortunate.
To refer to "Christ sacrificing Himself on
our behalf," and to "the Golden Rule,"
to justify same-sex marriage is anti-
Biblical. Our Founders taught the Bible
to their children at home, at school, and
at church. Today's American youth have
term limits for county commissioners.
In March 2011, Sam Johnson voted to
use the county attorney to challenge
this amendment. Sam Johnson did
not fight for the people of Polk County
as a good leader would, instead he
played along like a typical bureaucrat.
Fortunately for us the Florida Supreme
Court unanimously sided with the
people and Sam cannot run for a third
The Clerk's job requires an ethical
leader with a strong financial back-
ground coupled with an understand-
ing of record systems design and
processing techniques with a focus
on data accuracy. Stacy Butterfield is
the only candidate with the requisite
Retired Business Executive
best for kids
been bombarded with anti-marriage
and anti-family messages, but little
about the Bible.
From Genesis to Revelation the Bible
teaches about marriage, family, and
relationships. In Genesis chapter 1,
our amazing Creator created male and
female (as in husband and wife, father
and mother.) It was a beautiful world
but it quickly changed. In chapter 3, a
Deceiver influenced the first couple to
make a wrong decision even when they
knew what was right.
Fast forward in time to the last three
chapters of Revelation. A new beautiful
Same crimes, different outcries
It's interesting to contrast reactions to
two judgments handed down for nearly
identical crimes. The reactions speak
volumes about our priorities.
The NCAA recently announced Penn
State would be fined $60 million, lose
football scholarships and be banned
from bowl games for four years for the
institution's failure to report child sex
abuse that officials including head
football coach Joe Paterno knew was
being committed by assistant coach
Some pronounced the punishment
just, but in other quarters there was a
huge outcry. The NCAA was too harsh,
it was punishing innocent players, it
was tarnishing the image of a coach
who ran one of the cleanest programs
in college football. Although Sandusky's
crimes against children were conceded
as horrible, punishing the school for a
cover-up by its leaders was somehow
Now consider the other judgment,
handed down the very next day against
Monsignor William Lynn of the Catholic
Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Lynn, the
staff member responsible for look-
ing into charges of child sex abuse by
priests, was sentenced to three to six
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Chamber hosts candidate meet and greet
There was a good crowd at the Ramon last Tuesday as the Chamber of Commerce hosted its bi-annual candidates night. More
than two dozen hopefuls, running at the county, state and national level, made appearances and had a chance to chat with
potential voters and hopefully, one day, constituents.
Steve Blake is running against Marsha Faux to hold the county property appraiser's seat.
County Commission candidate District 5, left, and county judge candidate Bob Grode, second
from right, chat with would-be voters.
George Lindsey, right, is a candidate for the Polk County Board of Commissioners. He will
run in the General Election on Nov. 6 against Richard Castret.
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August 1, 2012
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Grading system disgusts school board members
By PEGGY KEHOE
Few things seem more confusing than
school ratings: on the one hand, Polk
County Public Schools received a C grade
from the state, based on FCAT and end-
of-course tests; on the other, Polk has just
been named the 2012 Advance Placement
Equity and Excellence Large District of the
Year by the National College Board the
second year in a row it has won the award
for reaching underserved students.
At a special School Board meeting last
Tuesday morning to discuss advertising
the 2012-13 tentative budget meeting on
July 31, board members took the op-
portunity to express their displeasure with
the state's grading system after Education
Commissioner Gerard Robinson visited
Bartow and Lakeland on Monday.
Mark Grey, assistant superintendent
of business services, told the board that
some major changes had been made in
the tentative $743,775,082 million budget
since they last discussed it on June 26.
Property values had the biggest impact,
Grey said. While some property values on,
the coast were up, Polk County's are down
4.35 percent, a greater drop than was
In that situation the state does a
pro-ration to equalize Florida Education
Finance Program funding around the
state, so Polk's FEFP will be up by $485,800,
Sparking outrage from some board
members was Grey's announcement that
the state has moved Polk's discretionary
lottery funding of $578,091 to the school
recognition fund, raising it from $2,697,756
to $3,275,847. School recognition funds
only go to schools that earned an A or B or
went up a letter grade.
Some schools were already planning
how they were going to spend the discre-
tionary funds, Grey noted. The change
affects charter schools, as well.
"We have the same amount of money,
but fewer recipients," he said.
This news sparked a discussion
of the state grading system and the
visit the day before by Florida Education
Commissioner Gerard Robinson to the
Tiger Bay Club in Bartow and the Lakeland
"Yesterday we listened to the commis-
sioner talk about the 8 percent (of school
grades) that were raised and how wonder-
ful that was. I don't agree, but then I don't
agree with the grades," Board Member
Frank O'Reilly said.
"But when you talk about the discretion-
ary funds being taken away and given to A,
B and those schools that raise one grade,
I sit here and I think to myself we're going
more and more to the haves and the have
nots," O'Reilly asserted.
"It's very sad that we have principals
who sat in their offices and cried when
those grades came out, knowing full well
that they had worked as hard as they could
work, knowing that their children did good
and they got a C or they got a D."
There are schools "who can send
children who do not live up to the grades
that should be at that school, they can
send them back to their zoned school,"
"What's sad is that the discretionary
funds went to all. We've got some schools
here that the teachers struggle day in and
day out, we have teachers and principals
who work day in and day out, they couldn't
work any harder.
"They're not going to get a dime extra,
but they're going to be back there Aug. 20
starting again, working."
Polk principals and teachers "struggle
every single day and they end up with a C
and they're not going to get any recogni-
tion money. Those are the people who
should get the recognition money."
Board Member DebraWright agreed,
saying she was "a little disturbed about
the discretionary money," but she was
also concerned with remarks Robinson
made at Tiger Bay that were wrong, she
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Wales passed away Saturday, July 28,
2012, at the Wedgewood of Winter
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Richard Earl Corley, Sr. of Winter
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Words of Comfort
Recall it as often you
wish, a happy memory
never wears out.
FROM PAGE 4
years in prison for felony child endan-
germent. In the case of the Rev. Edward
Avery, Lynn covered up credible
evidence that the priest had molested
a boy and then assigned that priest to a
church where he assaulted an altar boy.
Lynn's attorney and the archdiocese
called the sentence unfair. Anybody
else rush to his defense? Uh-uh.
Two institutions. A similar crime -
covering up child sexual abuse to pro-
tect an institution. Committed around
the same time and only 200 miles
apart. Yet utterly different reactions.
Why? Simple: football. Crippling a
powerful program that commands
huge dollars and rabid loyalties was too
much for its fans to bear. And let's just
say the Catholic Church doesn't have
quite the same effect on its faithful as
FROM PAGE 4
world is created, but now there is no
evil because the Deceiver and his fol-
lowers have been removed. Rewards are
for those who repented and followed
the Lord the One in our Constitution.
I Corinthians 6:9-11 is amazing. It
states that many people, including
the Nittany Lions do on theirs.
To be sure, there are differences
between the two situations. While the
Penn State scandal was unprecedented
for a major college football program,
the Catholic Church has been dealing
with fallout from its scandals across
the country for almost 20 years now,
although this was the first time an of-
ficial has been convicted of a crime for
covering up child abuse.
But to push the comparison a step
further, isn't it true that Lynn's coun-
terparts at Penn State were President
Graham Spanier, Athletic Director Tim
Curley, Vice President Gary Schultz and
Paterno himself? Curley and Schultz
face criminal charges, and Spanier is
under a grand jury investigation. If
Paterno had not died in January, might
not he be facing indictment as well?
And why wouldn't he, if he commit-
ted the same crime as Lynn? On what
basis would those applauding Lynn's
sentence defend Paterno? Just because
former homosexuals, have changed.
This is what happened to Joe Dallas,
www.joedallas.com and others, www.
exodusinternational.org and www.
If you were God, and all your kids.
sinned, would you die for them? That's
what our Lord did. Some kids choose to
be grateful eternally!
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he was an extraordinarily successful
and beloved football coach? We in
Florida should not be too smug. Given
the way football rivalries dominate the
university life of this state, it is fatuous
to suppose that what happened in
Pennsylvania couldn't happen here.
If a similar scandal had happened at
Florida State, it's easy to imagine that
officials might have deferred to Bobby
Bowden's judgment as Curley did to
What does it say about our society
that we declare hanging is too good for
a priest who covered up abuse, but a
college football program that does the
same is allowed to continue to take the
field? What it says is that our priori-
ties and our moral values are very,
Cary McMullen, the former religion
writer for the Lakeland Ledger, is an
editor who lives in Lakeland. He can be
reached at cmcmullen@floridavoices.
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FROM PAGE 1
and now that I am an adult, I want to go
out and help these people going through
the same thing that I did as a child," Perez
Born in Mathis, Texas in 1963, Perez
moved around the country with her
family and helped them work in the fields.
Because they moved around so frequently,
she often found herself attending four
different schools a year.
Her family eventually settled in Florida
in 1967. But even then, she struggled to
balance school with her family's work, to
the point where she was prevented from
finishing school, she said.
Even when she began working for the
Polk County School Board 15 years ago,
she continued working as a migrant
worker in the afternoons and on the
As a liaison, Perez identifies and recruits
migrant children into the school system.
Her job requires her to venture into the
community and scout for migrant work-
ers who may have children.
"I go out and search for them wherever
they may be: The fields, the market, the
lauhdromat, I even find them walking
down the road and invite them into my
car," Perez said.
Most of the time she goes into the fields
where they work. Despite Florida law
prohibiting minors from working in the
fields, migrants will have their children
work alongside them in order to earn
what is often much needed extra income.
"I plead and beg with the parents and
crew leaders to let the children attend
school," Perez said. "I try to convince
them that their children will have a better
future if they do."
Having been a migrant worker herself,
she knows how fearful they are of others,
especially those in her line of work. They
are highly distrustful of those who work
in the system; but because she is one of
them, she is able to more easily gain their
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are there and could effect our safety; we're
going to have to set aside some money to
address that," she said.
Also, the city is apparently sitting
on a pile of unspent cash. Walsh said
Frdstproof's unreserved fund balance,
or surplus, for the general fund is about
$2.7 million, or roughly 100 percent of the
city's annual general fund budget. She said
auditors suggest that figure should be at
least 30 percent.
There is no surplus, however, on the
en erprise fund part of the budget, which
is the utility side and is separate from the
general fund, which pays for things like
police, fire, roads and parks.
Council members in late June did agree
to dip into that account to pay off another
trust, she said.
Perez works to serve the needs of the
migrant children and their families. This
not only means providing for their educa-
tional needs such as school supplies and
tutoring, but also providing food, health,
clothing, and other expenses.
"She goes out of the way to help out
anyway she can," Teacher Migrant
Advocate Maribel Ortega said. "She is
readily available whenever they need her
help, and she is willing to do so without
Though her heart for providing for the
migrant families knows no bounds, she
herself is confined to helping them during
school hours. Outside school hours, she
has a string of volunteers who work on
her behalf. One of those volunteers is
"Mary Lou is the type of person who
runs rings around people who run rings
around people," Finslayform said. "She's
more than productive, more than valu-
able, and more than all those kinds of
To provide for their needs, she seeks
donations from local businesses and
charities. Most tend to be charitable; some,
not so much. She remembers visiting a
flea market and asking for donations from
vendors, one of whom was less than kind.
"The woman asked why migrants and
homeless people would need wallets and
purses," Perez said. "I told her that these
were human beings and that we all want
nice things. I was so heartbroken that I
One local business which she esteems
for its efforts is Lily Lake Estates, which
she calls her 'Angels With Wings." The
trailer park adopts 10 families and helps
them provide for their needs.
Every Christmas, the park sends care
packages with gift cards for the parents
and gifts for the children. Perez interviews
the children to learn what they would
like for Christmas. Most ask for selfless
gifts for their families rather than toys for
themselves, Perez said.
"Once a 16-year-old asked for material
for dresses for his mother and sisters," she
loan on the water system to the tune of
$186,000 which also trimmed another
$11,000 from next year's expense line.
In all, the city is expecting to save around
$52o000 when combining the refinancing
measure with the early payoff.
Walsh said it was her recommendation
that the utility rates are raised by the CPI,
"That stays consistent with what our
auditors recommended, and our CPA" she
The council did approve a tentative
village rate of $8.135 per $1,000, above
the current city rate of $7.8209, during
a short special meeting Monday after
the budget workshop. That is normal to
approve a higher rate now, since once it
is adopted, the council can only go down
on the rate. It is also the figure that will
appear on homeowner's Truth in Millage
(TRIM) notices that will be mailed out
later this month.
said. "It was both heartbreaking and fair."
The hardest part of her job is realizing
the poor conditions the families live in
but being unable to do anything about it.
Most live in dilapidated housing in dire
need of repairs. They rarely complain
about it. Most are content with what
they have. Others are simply afraid to say
"They fear the landlords will kick them
out and call the police on them," she said.
The families that she helps she consid-
ers as her own. Her efforts within the
community has earned her the title of
"Godmother of the Frostproof Migrant
"They say that the heart of the migrant
community is character," Finslayform
said. "Character is held to the highest
esteem because they have no other items
of value. And she is valued for her char-
acter, which is held to the highest esteem
among the community."
"The biggest highlight for me is getting
to see a migrant student graduate as
salutatorian or valedictorian," Perez said.
This year she was able to see two
migrants graduate Salutatorian: Jovanny
Nava from Mulberry High and Lizbeth
Macedo from Fort Meade Middle-Senior
She has had a close relationship with
Macedo and her family even before she
was born. When Macedo became preg-
nant with her son, Perez encouraged her
to continue with school.
"I told her that it was not the end of
the world and that she now had to work
harder because of her son," Perez said.
Both Macedo and Nava were named
2012 Florida Exemplary Migrant Scholars
by the Florida Department of Education
at a banquet in Tampa. Perez was also
recognized as the Florida Migrant Home-
School Liaison of the Year.
"She really needs to be recognized for
what she does," Ortega said. "It shows that
people out there appreciate the efforts she
puts into her work. She loves her job, and
she loves what she does."
"I didn't know I was going to win this
award," Perez said. "I don't do this to get
recognized, I do this because I want to
help those who went through what I did
growing up as a migrant worker."
Perez lives with her husband Jose,
whom she married in 1975. They have
three children J.P, Sunshine, and
Ruben and four grandchildren, Gavin,
Gabby, Kaileigh, and Jaiden.
Perez wishes to one day take a trek
through the desert in order to better
empathize with immigrants who risk their
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Friendly exchange turned contentious
By JEFF ROSLOW
The friendly and agreeable back-
and-forth in the race between two
candidates running for the Supervisor
of Elections office turned a bit in the
"The biggest quality of this job is the
knowledge of state laws and federal
laws," said incumbent Lori Edwards.
"You only get one day to get it right.
This is not a job for amateurs and it is
not broke so don't fix it."
To that, challenger Colleen Burton
said at the League of Women Voters
forum last week, "Well ladies and
gentleman, it is broken. When you have
a constitutional officer who exercises
poor fiscal management thereby tying
up funds impacting the lives of Polk
County families it's broken. When you
have a constitutional officer who does
state constitutional goals and believes
the best way to move an organization
forward is to use what she calls time
tested practices instead of pursuing
innovation and organization excel-
lence, it's broken. And when you're
having a non-partisan supervisor of
elections who uses her position to
further her partisan political ambitions,
She said she looks forward to the
opportunity to show the people the
difference a trusted leader can make to
In the last part, before Edwards
started as the Supervisor of Elections
in 2000, she served two terms in the
Florida Legislator as a Democrat in the
House of Representatives. In spite of
that remark, when asked what Edwards
has done to show her party affiliation
in the non-partisan post, she replied
there was nothing specific.
During the part prior to those
contentious closing statements, both
candidates for office were almost hand-
in-hand with their points of view of
the office and how it's been run in Polk
County over the years.
When questioned on how to increase
voter turnout, Edwards said the super-
visor of elections office can remove all
obstacles it takes from people coming
out to the polls. A survey done by the
U.S. Census Bureau that asked regis-
tered voters who did not vote, showed
PHO-' O BY JEFt- HOSLUW
Colleen Burton told people that the Supervisor of Elections Office is broken and she is the one who can fix it as incumbent Lori Edwards to the right
told people the office is moving forward and is a model in the state.
the top two reasons people gave were
they were too busy or they were ill. The
next two were they were not interested
or they didn't like the candidates. She
said there is very little a supervisor can
do to get those people to the polls.
"But what we can do and what I have
been doing is increase voter convenience
and remove obstacles. There are three
ways in Polk County to vote. Vote early.
We are very active in vote by mail and we
locate polls where it is most convenient."
Her opponent, upset with the lack
of turnout at the polls, said, "Voter
turnout apathy is a nationwide condi-
tion. There is the lowest confidence in
government right now in history. While
it is a national problem there can be a
local solution. Local solutions are the
only way to impact voter turnout. It
can be impacted through the com-
munity by building coalitions through
churches who can be hand-in-hand
with the supervisor and the supervi-
When asked what one law the
candidates would change in the office,
Burton was silent then said the law
that impacted the registration of
voters in Florida. However, when the
state Supreme Court ruled the 48-hour
fining period was not constitutional
organizations went back to registering
voters no longer fearing the large fines
that came with waiting more than 48
hours to get the names registered.
"It's not the issue it was but I
believe it was and will continue to be
something we need to work toward in
the state of Florida to provide more
But, she added, other than that issue
she doesn't know any law that should
Edwards, likewise was first silent
and asked, "Only one?"
"There are several restrictions the
supervisor of elections has to where
early sites can exist," she said.
One, which is early voting, is in city
halls. In many large counties it may be
convenient where city halls are large,
sometimes multi-story buildings. But
it is different in many towns in Polk
"Here, city halls not supposed to
accommodate the type of traffic that
early voting can have," she said.
Along the lines of early voting when
the candidates were asked about it,
both applauded the idea but neither
thought there was any proof this
would increase turnout.
Edwards said it has added value
to the voter and as Polk County has
grown, it keeps the supervisor's office
from having to add precincts. It also
takes some pressure off the people who
work at the office on election night.
Burton said while she likes the early
voting period, "It has not proven to
increase voter turnout. Perhaps it
hasn't been around long enough and
we haven't seen the changes but the
people voting early seem like they
are the same people who were voting
What may be the most contentious
issue in voting has been the purge
of voters that has been happening
nationwide and also in Florida.
"It was irresponsible. It was based
on unreliable data," Edwards said.
"The good side is the Division of
Elections finally realized that and put
the brakes on the effort. I think they
will go back and do it correctly."
Burton said, "I don't know if my an-
swer would be that much different than
what Ms. Edwards said. There were
obviously some flaws in the system and
when you see a gentleman in South
Florida who is 91 years and he was
told he was not eligible to vote and he
fought in the Battle of the Bulge, there's
obviously something wrong."
While Edwards pointed out falsify-
ing when registering is a felony and
should be prosecuted, the system
could come up with a way to make
the concept work. Burton also said
something could be worked out,
but she pointed out that it "began
to further diminish our faith in the
system. Now that we see that we may
have the wrong people on the rolls,
we should open our system and show
Clerk candidates put audit at forefront
By JEFF ROSLOW
One candidate trying to be elected as
the Clerk of the Courts says the situation
where an audit is being conducted on
the county's garbage contract is a reason
there should be a change.
The other said when the audit be-
comes available this week it will show
she is a better candidate to take over the
top spot after current clerk Richard Weiss
A public records examination showed
there could be $4 million in improper as-
sessments in past billing. An audit of the
situation is due to come out this week.
"As a county commissioner this has
been eating at my craw since November,"
said Sam Johnson, who is challeng-
ing Stacy Butterfield, an employee at
the Clerk of Courts office for 26 years.
"Nothing has ever been done," Johnson
asserted. "She worked on this in October.
She worked on this in November. She
Stacy Butterfield and Sam Johnson faced each
other at the League of Women Voters forum
worked on this in December and the
audit was initially started in January."
When the candidates were asked what
made them decide to run for the office,
Johnson said it was the audit that made
him decide what to do when he couldn't
run for county commission again
because of term limits.
"As hard as I worked to make sure
every dollar is spent appropriately and
that we kept it as low as possible, I
didn't see any action or any excitement
to fix this," he said. "It was let's work as
hard as we can to minimize it. My God,
I didn't work this hard for eight years to
have a four-and-a-half-million dollar
Butterfield said Weiss had been
training her for years to run when he
retired, though he was not intending to
retire this year, but had to for personal
reasons. She is well prepared for the job,
she asserted, and is willing to talk to
anyone at anytime about the situation
but did not think the time allowed was
sufficient to bring it up at the forum.
"I have certainly prepared for this job
for a long time, but come talk to me
whether you're here or watching this on
TV All my information is here and I can
talk to you about the actual facts of the
audit. All the facts were not presented
here and I don't have the time in 30
seconds to do it. But I'd love to talk to
anyone about it," she said.
During the forum Butterfield played
up her 26 years in the clerk's office and 26
years as a certified public accountant.
"I am perfect for this and on day one I
can do this with no need for assimilation
to learn the ropes," she said.
She also said her leadership abilities
and her desire to move forward in being
paperless and e-filing will make the office
better for the taxpayers.
On the other side, Johnson said his
plans are also to move ahead with a
paperless system and e-filing but when
he talked about leadership he brought up
a slightly different perspective.
"The office is not to be an accountant
but how to operate a department and
we both qualify for that," he said. "I'm
running to be a leader and I have those
qualities and I can carry out the job."
The Clerk of the Courts has three
general roles. Those are the Clerk of the
Circuit and County Courts; county re-
corder; and clerk, accountant and auditor
to the Board of County Commissioners.
The winner of this non-partisan race
on Aug. 14 will win the office.
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August 1, 2012
Blake says it's time to change top slot
By JEFF ROSLOW
Steve Blake, who is challenging the
incumbent of the Property Appraiser's of-
fice, said he is running for office because
the value of property is not being assessed
on time, and questions Marsha Faux'
leadership in the post.
"Its hard to tell," Steve Blake told the
audience at a League ofWomen'sVoters fo-
rum last week when asked if property was
being assessed properly in Polk County.
"Every five years, the property is supposed
to be physically inspected and as of this
February, according to reports I got from
her office, she has done 57 percent of the
properties. Sixty-five inspections have not
been done in 10 years."
To assert that things are being done
correctly in her office, incumbent Marsha
Faux said, "I got a phone call today from
the Department of Revenue that our tax
roll has been approved with no errors."
With property values declining in value
in the last four years, budget cuts have hit
the property appraiser's as hard as it has
any other department, and $6.9 million
may be reduced to $6.1 million next year.
There are 14 fewer employees. This, Faux
said, has made it even more important to
"go green" and use less paper. She said a
lot of credit goes to her employees who
have learned to deal with a smaller staff
and still get the j6b done and improve
what is offered to the taxpayer through
the appraiser's website.
"We have a great staff and we've used
our staff to go green," she said. "We've cut
about $108,000 out of our budget and we
don't use the mailing and we've returned
nine cars to the county and we still have
the best customer service we can."
Blake said learning to deal with less
money is a primary goal of what he will do
when he is elected.
"We do need to cut money from our
budget and get more money in people's
hands. We're here to serve the people of
Polk County and not to make the govern-
ment large," he said. "How tight can we
make the budget and get the job done?
That's a top priority for me. Marsha's right
... she's right, while there are a couple of
people that are not top notch there are a
couple who are real sharp. If we can use
them to do the job and allow them to job
we can get it done. We have over 300,000
properties in Polk County and we need to
get them physically inspected."
Blake apologized to the crowd for
not being a polished speaker as this is
first time running for public office, but
he wants to be part of the solution and
believes he can do the job.
"I'm not a career politician and I may
not speak like one, but I believe firmly
if you're not part of the solution, you're
part of the problem. We need people to
step up to the plate. We need people who
have calluses on their hands and take the
government back," he said.
In her closing statement, Faux said, "I
may be polished but I know my job very
A crowd went to the Combee Administration Building Thursday to listen to the Constitutional
Officers forum. Here, incumbent Property Appraiser Marsha Faux speaks as challenger Steve
well. It's very complex and every day in,
the office we constantly keep up with
the legislative changes and get this job
She said the website will come out
with an exemption module where people
can see the properties and the office is
working toward making programs that
would allow people to get more detail
about foreclosures and maps.
"We have a long list of stuff we have to
get done and every time we get to a few
of them at the bottom more come in on
The job of property appraiser is to
determine and keep records of the
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County amends tourist tax to boost arts, culture
BY BILL ROGERS
Money has been restored for arts and
culture from Polk County's bed tax as a
result of a change to the tourist tax.
The Polk County Commission
voted 5-0 last week to amend the
Tourist Development Tax and Tourist
Development Plan ordinance. Polk
County has a 5 percent bed tax that
visitors to the county pay for overnight
The amount that is expected to be
allocated to arts and culture is an
estimated $410,000 a year. In fis-
cal year 2010-11, the tax generated
$1.29 million. It is projected to bring
in $1.3 million this year. The Tourist
Development Council's total budget is
about $9 million.
As part of amending the ordinance,
the commission needed to decide what
group will oversee how the money
dedicated to the arts will be spent. That
group will make recommendations to
the Polk County Tourist Development
Council and the county commission
would have the final word on the
The Tourist Development Council
recommended the change to give
15 percent of the original 2-cent tourist
tax levy to arts groups. That is the
how it was outlined in when it first
started in 1986. It taxes all hotel, motel
and other rental stays and is used to
promote tourist events.
The commission was given three
options and it opted to create a com-
mittee within the TDC. The committee
will include representatives of the arts
Meri Mass, executive director of
Polk Arts Alliance, said after the vote
was taken thatthe organization was
"thrilled" at the decision.
"We've been working on this for just
about two years," Mass said, noting
that it was discovered that funding and
reference to the arts had been removed
from the ordinance. "We started with
getting museums put back in the
ordinance, which we accomplished in
October, and then this was the next
step. Because the arts really needs to
have their funding with a dedicated
line item as the people voted in the
original 2 penny vote in 1986."
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was no opposition from the public
"shows that the public is also behind
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"It's a great development," said Dave
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Connor said the money will be used
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The TDC also approved amending
Commissioner Melony Bell said she
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She said this money could go a long
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She said for instance if there is a
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"They are also seeing the importance
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"We can use it for the museum and
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conditions from the gun, every com-
petitor from the first timer to the grizzly
veteran looked forward to the challenge.
Participants tackled the one-quarter
mile swim, then proceeded to the chal-
lenging 15 mile bike along Scenic 17,
and the 5K run along North Crooked
Lake drive into the finish.
The men's champion, Deltona
resident Eric Graveling, with a time of
1:04:54 stands as the new course record.
The men's masters championship went
to John Hovius of Groveland who fin-
ished with a time of 1:08:09, which was
good enough for fourth place overall.
Amber Griffith of Winter Haven took
top honors on the women's side, with
a time of 1:14:34. The women's masters
championship went to Molly Hardman
of Lake Wales who finished with a time
of 1:16:09. Griffith is one of the inau-
gural members of Webber's collegiate
triathlon team which will begin com-
peting this fall.
The mixed relay champion was Team
250 consisting of Matt Leone, Deborah
out of F
Botha, and Stephanie Leone with a
team time of 1:44:12.
The weekend's event concluded with
more than 20 youth (ages 14 and under)
competitors taking part in the second
Youth Challenge presented by Hawk
Racing, which started at 9:30 a.m. Youth
participants tackled a 100 meter lake.
swim, followed by a three-mile bike ride
(same course as the adult run), and fin-
ished with a one-half mile cross country
style run on the WIU campus.
The 10 and under mixed champion
was Matthew Andrews of team Tri-Power
from Sebring with a time of 24:12.
The 11 and over mixed champion was
Brandon Christensen from Oviedo with
a time of 20:41.
"We learned a lot from last year's race,
so to have things go like they did today
was truly the culmination of months of
planning on several people's parts. As
we continue to grow it speaks volumes
to the support we receive from our
sponsors and community," said current
race director and head cross country
and triathlon coach Dr. Peter Ormsby
"Post-race I had the opportunity to
talk with several people and the vast
majority of comments was that this was
the best one yet; every year we want
this event to be a key race that everyone
enjoys coming to and competing in."
The date for next year is going to be
on Sunday, July 28, 2013. Any individu-
als or businesses that would be inter-
ested in sponsorship opportunities for
next year's races are encouraged to call
By CATHY PALMER
After five years of plan
ning and another month
road construction, build
began in earnest on the
CSX Railroad intermo-
dal transfer terminal in
according to CSX constr
tion Project Manager Ro
Presently, motorists or
State Road 60 between
Bartow and Lake Wales c
see extended turn lanes
ing built and a divided r
taking shape on the north
side of 60. Morrow said
work on the road, present
being called Pollard Roai
started in February and
is now beginning to take
on the two-lane divided
roadway's final configure
tion. Morrow would not
discuss the cost for the rn
or terminal, citing CSX's
policy not to divulge suc
The construction of
the mile-long road is th(
beginning of the massive
railroad transfer termin;
where CSX trains will
off-load big containers.
The containers will then
be reloaded onto trucks
for delivery by highway
to their Central Florida
destinations. Also plann
for the 932-acre site is a
business and warehouse
park. The road, according
Camilla from Italy, 16yrs.
Enjoys dancing, playing
the piano and swimming.
Camilla looks forward to
cooking with her American
PHOTO BY CATHY PALMER
Evansville Western Railroad, a subsidiary of CSX, is building this
access road tentatively named Pollard Road, from State Road 60
into the 932-acre site of the CSX Intermodal Terminal in south
Winter Haven. The new road is about halfway between Bartow
and Lake Wales on the north side of SR 60.
h to Morrow, will lead constr
directly into the heart of termir
itly the terminal. plexbi
d, The road and complex jobs, a
is being built by CSX itself w
subsidiary Evansville operate
Western Railroad, Morrow Mor
a- explained, and will be-used be reai
primarily by CSX. Morrow August
oad said the road into the not exl
complex property was the tioninE
h first step so construction Prev
vehicles and work crews have ii
can access the property. time jo
e In earlier reports, CSX once t
e spokesmen have said that ning. I
al much of the construction official]
materials and man- a thou
power will come from local could
"This is going to have station:
an impact on the county The
economy for a long time," site wa
ied Morrow said. "This is a when I
long-term development Sun Ra
e project." Orlanc
ig He added that the site is
Needed for Cultural
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Host families welcome these students into their P1
family, not as a guest, but as a family member,
giving both the students and families a
rich cultural experience.
County proposes millage rate
By BILL ROGERS
NEWS @ FROSTPROOFNEWS.NET
Polk County taxpayers will be paying the
same rate as this year if the county com-
mission approves it during the 2012-13
budget hearing in September.
The proposed millage rate of 6.8 mills
was passed unanimously during Tuesday's
county commission meeting. County
Manager Jim Freeman said the rate is the
same as the current fiscal year and less
than the rollback rate of 7.2 mills. A mill
is $1 of tax on every $100,000 of taxable
The rollback rate is the rate required
auction of the road,
nal and other com-
uildings will generate
s will the terminal
xhen it begins
row said the road will
dy for traffic by late
t, but the terminal is
pected to be func-
g until 2014.
iously CSX officials
indicated that 100 full
)bs would be created
the site is up and run-
n addition, county
ls have estimated that
sand or more jobs
be created by related
housing and transpor-
new Polk County
Florida approved its
ail Project through
lo, where the transfer
aniel from Denmark, 17yrs.
yves skiing, playing soccer
d watching American mov-
s. Daniel hopes to learn to
lay football and live as a real
In addition, students have pocket money for personal expenses; and full health, accident and liability
insurance. Students are academically selected onto program, and host families can choose their students
from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries and personal interests.
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to generate the same amount of ad
valorem tax proceeds for 2012 as this
year's millage rate generated with the
2011 taxable value.
The commission also approved the
proposed millage rate for the Municipal
Services Taxing Unit for parks and librar-
ies. The rate for parks will be 0.4219 mills
and 0.2109 mills for libraries. Freeman
said both are the same as the current
Both MSTUs were established in 2005.
A public meeting on the budget is
scheduled at 6 p.m., Sept. 6, in the county
commission board room at the Combee
Administration Building in Bartow.
The Lake Wales News, The Fort Meade Leader,
The Polk County Democrat, The Frostproof News
The Haines City Herald and Polk County Times
Contact your Sales Representative today
at 863.676.3467 or 863.533.4183
CSX work under way
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Rooney seeks new
BY BILL ROGERS
BROGERS @ LAKEWALESNEWS.COM
Congressman Tom Rooney described
it as a "weird dynamic" in this year's
election with a president who is popular
as a person but has a negative approval
rating. Like Barack Obama, Rooney is
up for re-election. He is running against
Joe Arnold in the Aug. 14 primary. The
winner moves on to face Democrat
William Bronson in November.
The men are vying to represent
District 17, which is a new district that
includes a part of Polk County, in the
House of Representatives. The annual
salary is $174,000.
Rooney, 41, believes something his
grandfather always said will hold true
in the race for the White House. "At the
end of the day, people go in the booth
and vote with their pocketbook.
"The interesting twist on this elec-
tion is going to he the economy might
not be doing well and unemployment
probably won't be below 8 percent but
people sort of do like the president,"
Rooney said before last Friday night's
Lincoln Day dinner and golf tourna-
ment in Lake Wales. "So how do you
have somebody that's likeable but their
job approval is below 50?"
That has happened before but it has
been several decades.
"Personally, for me, I'm just really,
really hopeful that (Mitt) Romney is
going to be able to pick-a good vice
presidential candidate and close the
deal," he said. "I mean selfishly, as a
Republican, knowing that the things I
have proposed in the House will either
die in the Senate or if they don't die in
the Senate will never be signed into law
by the president. And that can get frus-
trating. Now I'm being greedy because
the Republicans were in the minority
for like-50 years at one point."
i -When asked who should be Romney's
running mate, Rooney said without
hesitation Marco Rubio.
"It's not just because of Florida, it is
of Florida, but it
is also because
of his story that
he tells," Rooney
Lincoln dinner in
four years ago
U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney where Rubio
said he didn't know him and wasn't par-
tial to him. Rooney said his wife noticed
that Rubio was sitting alone and not
working the room. They thought that
was unusual for a candidate who was
behind in his Senate race.
"He got up and gave this speech that
like literally, I leaned over to my wife,
and I'm my like 'there is no way I can't
support this guy. He electrifies the room.
Marco always gives a speech that
makes you like look forward to what
we're going to do next as Americans.
You have to look forward and see where
we are going to be 10, 20, 30 years from
now. He is great at that."
Plus, Rubio could help with the
Hispanic vote, according to the con-
gressman. Rooney noted he doesn't
know if there has ever been a Floridian
on the ticket.
Rooney got involved in a contro-
versial letter that he co-signed with
Rep. Michelle Bachmann. The letter
targeted a senior aide to Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton with ties to Muslin
extremist organizations, including the
In retrospect, Rooney said, the name of
Huma Abedin should not have been used.
"We had a legitimate query that
ended up becoming tainted because we
named somebody specifically," he said.
"So the media went with that, (Sen.)
John McCain went with that. And then
you got Republican on Republican so
it is a feeding frenzy. I think that we
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didn't need to go there. We didn't need attend the Universi
to name Huma Abedin to be able to he received a master
advance the serious questions that we University of Miam
are asking there. where he earned hi
"I only say that it is serious because wife Tara.
I served on Fort Hood, Texas," he said. After graduation,
"Nidal Hasan's report also came out last more than four year
week and the report clearly said that Army JAG Corps. M
there were red flags, we saw them and as Special Assistant
we ignored them. This guy killed 13 Hood, Texas, prose
people. crimes on the post.
That was my whole cause for signing was selected to teac
on to that letter," he added. "When and Criminal Law a
Michelle asked me to sign on to it, Military Academy a
she's like 'We have to make sure that In 2004, Rooney
we don't have people that can infiltrate and went to work a
this government that shouldn't be at the ney general. In 200
highest levels.' I'm like Nidal Hasan. She practice and joined
said, 'Exactly.' In 2008, Rooney
The mistake that was made was that represent Florida's
we used her name and we shouldn't District in the U.S.
have," he said. "It de-legitimized the Representatives. R(
whole purpose of that letter which would rently serves on the
have never made the news. I mean that Services Committe
letter is, by the way, six weeks old." Committee, and th
As far as taxes, Rooney said he signed on Intelligence. He
Grover Norquist's pledge the first time the House Agricult
he ran for Congress. Norquist is presi- on Livestock, Dairy
dent of a tax advocacy group and he has also serves as a De
asked candidates for federal and state Majority.
office to commit themselves in writing Tom and Tara cu
to oppose all tax. Rooney is in favor of Tequesta with their
closing loop holes in the tax code. will have to move i
"There is a lot of revenue there that because Palm Beac
we are not getting that we could use," the 17th Congressi
he said. If elected, Roone
Rooney was raised in Palm Beach open an office in S
Gardens, Following high school, he either Polk or Hills
went on to play college football at office in Punta Gor
Syracuse University and Washington "So what the pec
and Jefferson College. After receiving his cide in the 17th Di
bachelor's degree in English Literature, want to hire for the
Rooney worked for Sen. Connie Mack in said. "Is it me or is
Washington, D.C. they are going to st
He returned home to Florida to with?"
ty of Florida where
her's degree and the
i, School of Law
s J.D. and met his
Tom and Tara spent
rs in the United States
ost notably he served
U.S. Attorney on Fort
cutting all civilian
In 2002, Rooney
at the United States
it West Point.
returned to Florida
as an assistant attor-
6, he entered private
d a Stuart law firm.
was elected to
e House Armed
e, the Agriculture
e Select Committee
e is the chairman of
and Poultry. He
puty Whip for the
rrently live in
r three sons. They
f he wins in the fall
ch County is not in
ey said he plans to
bring and one in
borough County. The
rda will remain open.
)ple really have to de-
strict is who do they
e next two years," he
it somebody that
tart completely over
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Care for the adults who need it
By JEFF ROSLOW
JROSLOW @ POLKCOUNTYDEMOCRAT.COM
For many and this may be well-
known couples drop their preschool
child at a day care center during the
day where the young one learns, is fed,
kept clean and taken care of.
There is the same option for adults
who cannot be left home alone and
that has brought some relief and
thanks from about 150 families in Polk
The Polk County Adult Day Health
Care Centers is a taxpayer-funded
agency that has four facilities in the
county. There are centers in Bartow,
Haines City, Lake Wales and Lakeland.
It serves anyone at least 18 years old
and is primarily used by those where
the adult would be left home alone
and due to medical reasons should not
be. It can take up to 273 patients and
currently has about 150 who use it.
"We're licensed to care of patients 18
years old to the end of life," said Donna
Kay, adult day care program manager.
"We have one man who is 27 and
another who is 23. But a majority of the
people are 60 and older."
The facilities are not set up to look
like hospitals or nursing home facili-
ties, this in keeping with one of its top
goals, which is to have people not
spend the day in facilities like these for
their sakes, Kay said.
"It's not like a hospital but we are li-
censed by the same board as hospitals,"
former critical care nurse Kay said.
However, she said she and staff have
taken great strides in making the facili-
ties look far from a caring facility. There
is of course a care center and ample
bathroom facilities, laundry machines
and.nurses during all hours it is open
to make sure the patients are cared
for properly, but the equipment, for
HOMUIOu BY JEFF ROSLOW
Nancy Sell, left, speaks while her husband Leo and Adult Day Care Center administrator Donna Kay sit at the table in the Lake Wales center. Nancy
has been taking her husband to the day care center there since it opened. Before then she took him to the center in Bartow.
instance, is kept handy, but somewhat
disguised. A stethoscope, for example,
in the "quiet room," is stored in a red-
painted bucket on the wall that has the
word "Love" on it.
This also translates in the types of
people Kay hires for the facility.
"When I interview staff, I don't
always look at their qualifications but
look at their hearts," she said. "What's
in their heart is important and I can
always teach about the rest of things.
"A lot of people are in crisis when
they come to us," she said. "We have
to give them something where they are
comfortable. Our staff takes it hard and
cries when we lose someone."
In the main room in the facility in
Three bears greet those who come to the Lake Wales Adult Day Care Center on Central Avenue.
Lake Wales there are about 75 reclining
chairs facing two flat-screen televi-
sions. It resembles a giant family room.
The lunch area, which also doubles
as a crafts room, also has a couple of
flat-screen televisions in it. However,
they're not usually used for watching
televisions. The big event is karaoke,
Kay said. However, they don't want to
miss "The Price is Right."
"They don't want to miss that," Kay
The kitchen facility in the Lake Wales
facility looks like any family kitchen
only larger. There is also a beauty salon.
And, then there's the quiet room. Kay
said it is for those patients who may
get out of hand and need a place to
rest and be away from people. It is has
a couch, two chairs, a television and
paintings adorn the walls.
"And we have two lamps in here
because having it that way makes it
more comfortable," she said.
Patient Leo Sell feels comfortable at
the facility and said he enjoys the ice
cream and dancing the most.
In one area of the Lake Wales facility,
the patients go into the porch and have
ice cream. In the Haines City facility,
Kay said, there is a group of men who
regularly go onto the porch and just
"talk about cars," she said.'
But for his wife of 58 years, it pro-
vides her comfort and the ability to get
things done during the day that she
previously was not able to do.
"I can get my running around done
and sometimes some rest," she said.
"He can't stay at home by himself."
Leo has has been degenerating from
Alzheimer's disease for about eight'
years and he has been attending the
Lake Wales facility since it opened in
HOW TO PAY
While the Polk County Adult Day Health Care Centers
are funded by the county, there is a fee those using
the centers must pay. The fees vary and people use
the facility either five days a week or a portion of
the week. The facilities are open from a.m.-5 p.m.
To attend, patients have to be recommended to the
facility by their primary care physician. For more
information on the fees, call 863-519-8146.
2010. Before then she drove him to the
facility in Bartow and now the Nalcrest
residents save about 35 miles a day. He
attends the center four days a week.
She said when she found out about the
facility she was ecstatic something like
"I used to go to the post office and I
couldn't even do that anymore."
Faye Downing, who helps people find
out about the day care centers and Kay
both said the centers are somewhat of
a secret and that's because most people
don't know of what's offered until they
need it. Social workers know about
them and some doctors do but the key
is to remind health care workers that
this exists for those who need it.
"We're planning more speaking
engagements, remind neurologists,
gerontologists and reaching out to the
churches," Downing said.
While there are many county-run
adult day care centers in Florida, the
program here has been awarded many
times by the Health Care Administrator
that inspects it and calls it a model for
the state. It has also been awarded by
the National Adult Day Care Center in
Washington, D.C. Existing since 1984
and run by Kay since then, it operated
last year $2.6 million from the general
Winter Haven Hospital
Compassion. Innovation. Trust.
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August 1, 2012
Revised diagnosis raises questions
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: For years, my
doctor treated me for arthritis. Now
he's done an about-face and says I have
something called mixed connective
tissue disease. What happened to my
arthritis? I feel like I have wasted years
on the wrong treatment. Care to com-
ANSWER: Your story is classic for
mixed connective tissue disease,
MCTD. The connective tissues support
the body, serve as the body's scaffold
and act as packing material. Ligaments,
tendons, joints, cartilage and bones
are connective tissues. Collagen is
a protein common to these tissues.
Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroder-
ma, polymyositis and dermatomyositis
are the connective tissue disorders.
In the early days of MCTD, patients
almost always are told they have one of
those five illnesses.
The symptoms of MCTD include
muscle and joint pain and fatigue. Most
patients have Raynaud's phenomenon.
Upon exposure to cold, the arteries
that supply the hands turn white, blue
and red, and hurt. The arteries have
constricted in an exaggerated way in
response to cold. Raynaud's also is seen
in the other connective-tissue disorders.
Later in MCTD, hands swell and
fingers become puffy. That's a sign that
helps distinguish MCTD.
What helps to finally hit on the
diagnosis of MCTD is finding a unique
antibody in the blood of patients. It's
often not present from the start of the
Treatment medicines are hydroxy-
chloroquine and methotrexate. When
need be, prednisone, one of the corti-
sone drugs, is prescribed. Most patients
with MCTD respond to it very well.
Your doctor did a great job in finally
making the diagnosis. It takes doctors
years before they can piece the puzzle of
MCTD together. It's an elusive illness.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My grand-
son, age 10, had a sore throat, a high
temperature and broke out in a red
rash. My daughter took the boy to the
emergency room. The doctors admitted
him to the hospital. Within 24 hours,
they had diagnosed him as having
scarlet fever. Is this similar to rheu-
matic fever? From my childhood days,
I remember rheumatic fever as being
a serious problem, and it often left the
child with a damaged heart. K.S.
ANSWER: The strep germ,
Streptococcus, causes scarlet fever,
rheumatic fever, strep throat and a host
of other diseases. These illnesses differ
from each other in many ways.
You can think of scarlet fever as strep
throat with a skin rash. The rash pops
up on the first or second day of illness. It
starts on the head, face, neck and chest,
and spreads to the arms. Giveaway signs
of scarlet fever are paleness around the
mouth and a tongue that turns quite
red and makes it look like a strawberry.
If you run your hand over the rash, the
skin feels like sandpaper.
Penicillin cures scarlet fever. For rea-
sons not well understood, the incidence
of scarlet fever has dropped off.
Rheumatic fever, another strep infec-
tion, is more serious. It can cause heart
damage and heart-valve damage. It, too,
is not as prevalent as it once was, but
there have been recent outbreaks of it in
the United States.
DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My sister has
been giving her young son Sominex
before he goes to bed. She says it puts
him to sleep faster, and he stays asleep
all night. I told her this sounds crazy
to me. I suggested she was turning the
boy into an addict. I told her I'd write
for your opinion. What do you think?
ANSWER: I think it's wrong to give
medicine to anyone, especially a child,
who doesn't need it. Your sister isn't
going to turn to the boy into an addict,
but she's not doing him a favor by giv-
ing him a sleeping aid when he really
doesn't need one. Even as innocent a
drug as Sominex, an antihistamine, has
the possibility of causing trouble. She
should knock this off immediately.
Long lives love
Trisomy 13 and 18 are genetic condi-
tions in which there are three copies of
chromosomes 13 and 18, rather than
the normal two. Children diagnosed
with these trisomies sometimes
before birth, sometimes after tend
to be severely disabled and have very
short life expectancies, typically just
For doctors giving the news, it's
generally a time of gloomy predictions.
, But a new survey of 332 parents who
live or have lived with children with
trisomy 13 or 18 reports that most say
their time, however brief, was generally
happy and rewarding.
According to researchers at the
University of Montreal, 97 percent of
parents interviewed believed their child
was happy and that he or she enriched
their lives, regardless of longevity.
"Our research reveals that some
parents who chose a path to accept and
to love a disabled child with a short life
expectancy have experienced happi-
ness and enrichment," said co-author
Barbara Farlow, who was also mother
to a child who died of trisomy 13. "My
hope is that this knowledge improves
the ability of physicians to understand,
communicate and make decisions with
Body of knowledge
According to the fashionistas at New
York magazine, the median bra size
among American women in 2000 was
36C; it's now 36DD.
Life in big macs
One hour of sitting in a Jacuzzi burns
68 calories (based on a 150-pound per-
son) or the equivalent of 0.1 Big Macs.
Projected number of cancer cases,
mostly in Japan, that are likely to be the
result of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
disaster in March 2011: 180.
Projected number of consequent
Number of Japanese who died during
evacuation efforts following the tsu-
nami and nuclear plant explosion: 600.
Source: Mark Jacobson, Stanford
Stories for the waiting room
An estimated 2-3 percent of all
children are allergic to eggs, which
makes the condition relatively com-
mon (compared to other allergies) and
problematic, given the ubiquity of eggs
in baked and processed foods.
Currently, the only way to prevent
allergic reactions from eggs is to avoid
them in all shapes and forms. But a
new report out of the National Institute
of Allergy and Infectious Diseases offers
a bit of hope: Scientists have tested a
therapy in which young patients were
given small but increasing daily doses
of egg white powder, which appeared
to boost their immune system and
reduce negative reactions.
The small study (55 children, ages 5
to 18, split into treatment and placebo
groups) found that treated children
gradually acquired a tolerance for eggs
and that the tolerance persisted for
weeks after they had stopped taking the
egg powder doses.
'At the beginning of the study, most
of the participants were highly allergic
to egg, but after months of daily egg
oral immunotherapy, we found that
many of them could eat more than a
whole egg without having a reaction,"
said study author A. Wesley Burks of
the University of North Carolina.
Phobia of the week
Atelophobia fear of imperfection
Never say diet,
The Major League Eating speed-
eating record for kosher dill pickles is
2.7 pounds in 6 minutes, held by Brian
Q: What's the difference between a
general practitioner and a specialist?
A: The first treats what you have; the
second thinks you have what he treats.
"The amount of sleep required by
the average person is just five minutes
"Here lie the ashes of a man who
had the habit of postponing everything
until tomorrow. However, at the end of
his life, he improved and actually died
on the 31st of January 1972."
Swedish writer Fritiof Nilsson
To find out more about Scott LaFee
and read features by other Creators
Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit
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August 1, 2012
Pag 16Fvtro esAgs ,21
Looking for Purple Heart recipients
City, county and state officials are looking
to honor recipients of the Purple Heart early
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has proclaimed
Aug. 7 as Florida Purple Heart Day
Recently, Polk County commissioners voted
to recognize local Purple Heart recipients,
making Polk County one of the first coun-
ties in Florida to honor these valiant men
and women. Okaloosa County was the first
county to officially make the proclamation
in the state.
At least week's meeting of the Fort
Meade City Commission, the board gave
unanimous approval to a resolution which
designated Fort Meade-as a Purple Heart
Commander JohnWeems, Jr. of
American Legion Post No. 8 inWinter
Haven has announced plans to honor Polk
County recipients on Aug. 11 beginning
at 4:30 p.m. with the Post Honor Guard
posting colors at 4:40 p.m., and a reading
of the Winter Haven Purple Heart Day
A free roast beef dinner to Purple Heart
recipients will be served from 5-7 p.m.
along with live entertainment from 7-10
p.m. To RSVP, call the Post administrative
office at 863-293-7029 between 10 a.m. and
3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Post 8 is
located at 300 Ave. M., NW in Winter Haven.
Military Order of Purple Heart recipients
will need to have proof of receipt in order to
take part in events throughout Polk County.
Watson Clinic said ZullyA. Calvo is a new
podiatric surgeon on staff.
Calvo specializes in podiatry and foot
surgery, and will be treating patients with
disorders of the lower extremities, includ-
ing the foot, ankle and leg. Her office is
FROM PAGE 14
fund from the county. This year, like
other county departments, it is pro-
posed to be cut to operating on $2.5
And the program has support of
commissioners and those who know
"One thing that tugged at my heart
strings was at one county workshop
Commissioner (Bob) English said he
believes in this program," Kay said.
In fact, last week during a forum of
county commission candidates run
by the League of Women Voters, an
audience question asked whether these
services should be privatized.
"I'm very, very proud of our endeav-
ors," incumbent candidate Ed Smith
said at the forum. "Rohr and other
facilities are important and increase the
quality of life and saves untold millions
That was something Kay agrees
with: "When you talk about quality of
life issues, this makes people feel like
when they come to us, we're like family.
This painting made by a former adult day care
center patient Anna Kachmairk of the farm she
was raised on in Michigan is hanging in a room
in the Lake Wales center. Donna Kay said Anna
was one of her first patients and when Anna
died, her daughter Mary Lou wanted the center
to have the picture.
at Watson Clinic's
South, 1033 N.
Road in Lakeland.
her doctorate of
at Barry University
in Mianmi Shores.
and residency in
and surgery at Zully Calvo
Medical Center in
Hollywood, and was selected to partici-
pate in an internationalAO fellowship in
Calvo is a member of the American
Podiatric Medical Association, the Florida
Podiatric Medical Association, the Broward
County PodiatryAssociation, the Florida
Medical Association and the Polk County
She is board-certified in podiatric surgery
in is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Florida Hospital becomes
certified chest pain center
Florida Hospital Heartland Medical
Center was designated the area's only
Certified Chest Pain Center with PCI by the
Society of Chest Pain Centers.
This means heart patients will have im-
proved safety and better outcomes thanks
to additional clinical training and improved
technology provided by Florida Hospital.
A key number of elements are essential
for certification to ensure a continuum of
care. Integration of local EMS departments,
hospital emergency rooms, catheterization
labs, observation units and community
outreach programs are vital to receiving the
Certified Chest Pain Center designation.
PHOTOS BY JEFF ROSLOW
In the effort to make the centers not look like
a nursing facility, a stethoscope is stored in a
bucket on the wall.
We're living in a scary world." She said
statistics show that people who attend
programs like these they tend to live
longer and stay active longer than if
they are checked into a facility to live.
Chris Dowdy, running for a different
seat on the commission said, "It's a
good program that serves the commu-
nity well. Without specifics it would be
tough to say which way I would go, but
if privatization, if accountability and it
provides quality, it could be something.
But this would seem to be something
government should do."
His opponent John Hall who was
on the county staff when the program
started, said this is invaluable and
something government is supposed
to do. "Our adult day care is a model
and the buildings have been modeled
for it. Our manager has been asked to
speak around the state of Florida and
it is recognized nationally. I hesitate to
privatize it but because of where we
are anything can be on the table, but I
would probably want to keep this."
for everyone a
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