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Wednesday
December 26, 2012


Frost proof News

Frostproof's Hometown News for more than 85 years 750


Volume 92 Number 47


USPS NO 211-260


Frostproof, Polk County Florida 33843


Copyright 2012 Sun Coast Media Group, Inc.


Easier access


to Interstate 4

Central Polk Parkway will

provide that years from now


By BILL ROGERS
BROGERS @ HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM
A day will come although
it's still many years away -
when motorists will see fewer
trucks traveling along U.S. 27
and State Road 60.
A day will also come when
trips to the theme parks in the
Orlando area will be easier and
faster for people in Lake Wales,
Haines City and other places.


The Central Polk Parkway is a
massive road project covering 45
miles that will extend south and
east from the Polk Parkway and
provide access to Interstate 4.
"It is going to enhance the
north-south mobility," said
Lauren Hatchell, spokeswoman
for the Florida Department of
Transportation. "It is going to
provide a direction connection
PARKWAY 114


Streamsong launch fuels

appreciation, anticipation

Golf courses, clubhouse now open,
rest of resort on track for late 2013
By BRIAN ACKLEY
BACKLEY @ FORTMEADELEADER.COM
For the better part of two years now, Tom Sunnaborg has had the
best seat in the house in watching Streamsong Resort slowly spring
to life in the sand dunes west of Fort Meade.
That's because as Mosaic's Vice President of Land Development
and Management, it was his job to shepherd Streamsong's evolu-
tion. creating a world -class resort desti-
nation from an old phosphate mine.
So far, so good.
Golf operations were opened to the
public Friday., marking the first major
S milestone in a project that will cost
B1 more than $70 million and ulrimatel\


Cops pitch in to

make Christmas special .-


At one time, Streamsong w s
ill, n l~p n aman for Tom


Sunnaborg and the Mosaic create more than 300 local jobs. Open,
development team. too, is the golf clubhouse which
includes 12-guest rooms, banquet
hall and meeting space, and Restaurant Fifty-Nine, a steakhouse
Themedd" eatery that is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch
STREAMSONG 114


By KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ
KLBERKOWITZ @ HEARTLAND-
NEWSPAPERS.COM
Officer John Mongeon
is normally a pretty
serious guy, unless he's
around his fellow cops,
pitching a joke back and
forth.


But he looks especially *' B-
impressive wearing rein-
deer antlers, or at least
that is what several area
children thought, when PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWIT
invited to a Christmas
party at the Lake Wales The Angel Tree awaits the little ones who will
Police Department. come open presents, and dance with glee
around the tree, as they enjoy their Christmas
ANGEL 115 party at the Lake Wales Police Department.


Gift of Life
McKinze's
Crusade
begins, see
Feeling Fit .. ,


Batman and mom inspire


Lake Wales illustrator


By CASSIE JACOBY
CJACOBY@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM
It's every illustrator's
dream come true. A commis-
sion for a cover in the New
York Times. When lamey
Christoph got the call, the
former Lake Wales artist
dropped everything else.
"I had a mountain of work
and a cold, but it was such
a thrill to get the call that I
put everything else on hold.
including sleep," Christoph
said enthusiastically.
Nearly filling a full page, I
his artwork was published
on Dec. 12 in the business
section accompanying an
article by
Andrew "My only regret is that my mother
Ross
Sorkin didn't live to see it,
concern-
oncrn- W Jamey Christoph
ing Wall
Street
and its
impact on the rest of the PHOTO PROVIDED
world.
The freelance illustrator Jamey Christoph's cover illustration appeared in the New York Times on
based in the Washington, D.C. Dec. 12.
area worked with art director
Uong M who became a big fan after see- manuscript of the article wasn't provided.
Uong Minh who became a big fan after see- "We really developed the sketch together,
"He has a great eye and gives sage journal. and I'm all about pleasing the client, but
"He has a great eye and gives sage art he said he fell in love with the drawing and
direction," added Christoph. "He wanted he said he fell love with the drawing and
the illustration to focus on lower Manhattan didn't want to change a thing."
and Wall Street with a dreamlike, etheral and "My only regret is that my mother
atmospheric New York skyline." didn't live to see it," he said about Connie
Even the comic illustrations of Batman Christoph, the dedicated visual arts teacher
served as an inspiration. "Gotham City had who passed away in 2011 after an extended
a mysteriousness that I always loved while I struggle with ALS. "She was my creative
muse and inspiration. She would have been
was growing up.
The pressure was on, especially since a CHRISTOPH 115


The clubhouse and banquet facility are unob-
trusively nestled among the sand dunes.


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Play Ball!
"Can't
Hit
Team"
wins
'13;5


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Review Time
County year
in review, see
pages 8, 9, 10 r


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POLICE


Jail suicide prevented


Polk County Sheriff's detectives are
investigating the attempted suicide of
Polk County Jail inmate 30-year-old
James Edmond St. Hilaire II, PCSO
reported.
St. Hilaire of 3724 South Scenic
Highway, Apartment 6, Lake Wales
attempted to take his own life on
Saturday, Dec. 22 and he is currently
at a local hospital being treated for
the self-inflicted injuries, according to
reports.
At 9:37 p.m., St. Hilaire shut his cell
door and covered the vertical window
located on the door with a towel, the
sheriff's office reports.
At 9:42 p.m., 10 minutes before a
routine check would have been con-
ducted; a detention deputy saw that
St. Hilaire's cell door was closed and
the window covered. The detention
deputy requested the cell be opened.
Reports note that as the detention
deputy approached, he saw that St.


aM The information is gathered from police, sheriff's office, Florida
L.aJ Highway Patrol, jai and fire records. Not every arrest leads to a
a30 conviction and guilt or innocence is determined by the court system. 1


Hilaire had one end of a bed sheet
wrapped around his neck and the other
end looped around the top of the bunk
bed. He was in a kneeling position with
his knees resting on the floor. He was
unresponsive.
The detention deputy called for help
and responding deputies cut the sheet
and placed St. Hilaire on the floor.
Initially, St. Hilaire did not have
a pulse, the sheriff's office reports.
Deputies administered emergency life-
saving efforts and as a result were able
to regain a pulse. Emergency medical
personnel were contacted and trans-
ported St. Hilaire to a local hospital.
-According to witnesses, St. Hilaire
gave no indication of suicidal threats
to detention deputies or other inmates
prior to his suicide attempt, the sher-
iff's office reports.
St. Hilaire was arrested on Nov. 27,
for two counts Violation of Probation
on the original charge of battery


domestic violence, and possession of
paraphernalia. He was sentenced to
120 days in jail for the VOP domestic
battery and 90 days in jail for the
VOP possession. He has been housed
in a cell at the South County Jail in
Frostproof since his sentencing.

Inmate dies in South County Jail
On Friday an inmate at the Polk
County Jail died and detectives are
investigating the cause where foul
play is not expected, the sheriff's office
reports.
Stephen Harry Grimm, 53, whose
most recent address was 3109 Ellis Ave.
Eaton Park, was arrested by the Polk
County Sheriff's Office on Oct. 5, for
violation of probation for a DUI.
Grimm was sentenced to 180 days in
jail and has been housed in a cell in the
South County Jail in Frostproof since
his sentencing. Grimm violated his
probation by failing to provide to his
probation officer proof of enrollment
in a DUI program, and for reporting to
his probation office intoxicated where
his blood alcohol content was .206 and


.192 when tested.
At approxi-
mately 5 p.m.
on Friday, Dec
21, detention
deputies saw
Grimm and didn't
report any issues.
About 15 minutes
later, inmates
yelled out to Stephen Grimm
deputies that
Grimm was not
breathing. Deputies immediately
responded to Grimm's cell and found
him unresponsive, reports note. The
deputies immediately called 911 for
an ambulance and began performing
CPR. An AED was also utilized. Grimm
never regained consciousness, and was
pronounced deceased at the jail by
EMS.
No foul play is suspected and there is
no trauma to his body, reports note. An
autopsy will be conducted to deter-
mine exact cause of death, the sheriff's
office reports.


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As we interviewed judge candidates prior to
the election, the message we heard from all of
them was that the state's court system is woe-
fully underfunded and overcrowded, denying
citizens access to prompt resolutions of their
cases, both civil and criminal.
On Thursday the Supreme Court of Florida
concurred in an opinion calling for 64 new
judges, despite a drop in crime and a change
in how juvenile delinquency cases are handled
by the state. But a backlog of foreclosure cases
and a rising workload for judges due to staff-
ing cuts convinced justices of the need for
more judges. The justices based their call on
case data and judicial workload over a three-
year period.
"We observe that state revenues, while
gradually improving, continue to lag, thereby
creating competition between funding new
judgeships and attending to other critical
state needs. Yet, as we have noted in previous
opinions, our judges and court staff continue


Our Viewpoint
to work conscientiously to administer justice
and resolve disputes promptly. They do so
despite a demonstrated need for new judges
and with a smaller staffing complement," the
court said in its opinion certifying the need for
additional judges.
The need is spread over several levels of the
court system. The justices asked for 16 new
circuit judges, 47 county court judges and one,
for the 2nd District Court of Appeal (which has
requested two).
In our discussions with judge candidates,
plenty of solutions were offered, including
the appointment of more case managers, who
would shepherd cases through the system,
and magistrates, who are authorized to hear
certain types on cases in order to reduce
the number that go to trial. Unfortunately,
the opposite has been happening, with
court cuts hitting those positions, plus law


clerks, especially hard during the economic
downturn.
The Supreme Court is required to certify the
need for new judges, but the final say belongs
to the Legislature, which must fund the posi-
tions. The certification is based on "weighted
caseload system" that assigns a value in min-
utes to various types of cases, such as civil,
criminal, juvenile and administrative. The
system allows the justices to gauge how many
cases a judge can realistically handle in a given
year. Once a judge exceeds a preset limit,
the Supreme County can certify the need for
another judge in that county, circuit or district.
Florida's funding woes are only partly attrib-
utable to the economic downturn. Much of the
funding shortfalls result from taxing decisions
made by the Legislature. There has to be an
attitude shift in Tallahassee that acknowledges
the basic functions of government and al-
located funds based on need not political
calculations.


Letters to the editor


The casino issue


First of all, I want to express to our
Mayor, City Commissioners and other
leaders of our city my profound appre-
ciation for your passionate heart, love
and concern for our city! Thank you for
your dedicated, day-to-day leadership
that you give to our city. I can truly ap-
preciate the difficult decisions that are
encumbered upon you to make, in the
interest of our city on a weekly basis! I
can appreciate that, probably the idea
of bringing the "Casino" issue up for
public discussion, was perhaps born
out of someone's concern and hopes for
our city's financial improvement in the
midst of "Clift-Hanging" Economics!


But sometimes, we're just "too close to
the mirror" to see what others see.
Sometimes, when we are "down
in the trenches," the "dug-outs" and
the "fox-holes," with the pressures of
bullets singing and whistling by, we
don't always see things as objectively,
as we need to. At that juncture, it is
only a display of wisdom to consult
with others around us, for their input.
This is what this wise Council has done;
and when Mayor Carter was running
for the Office of Mayor, this is what he
promised he would do consult with
PIERCEI5


PBS produced and aired an accurate
but lengthy Second World War docu-
mentary titled "THE WAR". This effort
by PBS attempted to show both the U.S.
home front and the violent and bloody
front lines during four brutal years of
conflict. In the seventh episode, the
series included V.E. (Victory in Europe)
day in 1945 along with the liberation of
the Nazi death camps. The film footage
was graphic and horrible, yet fell far
short of the sights and smells U.S. and
Russian troops experienced upon find-
ing these factories of death. The world
screamed for justice after the slaughter
of millions of Jews, Poles, gypsies, the
handicapped, and 4 million Russian


prisoners of war.
The problem at the war's en
determine what moral basis w
used to condemn this crime a
humanity since both the U.S.
Germany had embraced Darw
principles, which taught the s
the fittest.
A rejection of absolute Bibli
as reflected in the 10 Commar
etc, left the door open for rela
Dial back 20 years before the t
Nuremberg to 1927, and we di
an 8-1 decision by the U.S. Su
Court which "gave Virginia the


The President: Too

many guns, too few rules


1j President Barack Obama's speech at
the service for the victims of the Sandy
Hook Elementary School atrocity was
d was to one of the more remarkable recent
rould be moments in our national life.
against To some, the speech may have
and seemed simply to be the president
vinian filling a time-honored role as national
survival of comforter in time of tragedy, but there
was a tone to Obama's speech that
cal values, transcended both cliched psychobabble
ndments, and vague calls for policy debate.
tivism. It has been noted that Obama made
trials at free use of scripture, particularly the
discover New Testament, in his speech. He relied
preme on texts that do not provide cheap
e go-ahead and easy answers in the face of evil
acts, texts that suggest mystery and
FRODGE 15 faith rather than weightless slogans.


Cary McMullen
MffUthe


Anyone who doubts Obama's professed
Christianity would do well to study his
speech.
But the president artfully shifted from,
comforter to prophet partway through..:
the speech. It is the role of a prophet
MCMULLEN 5


The Lake Wales News
Jim Gouvellis Publisher
SAileen Hood General Manager Paul Northrop Sales Manager Jeff Roslow Editor Kathy Leigh Berkowitz Managing Editor


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Let's admit


we made a mistake


December 26, 2012


e gaP 4 The Lake Wales ews


VIEWPOINT



Supreme Court confirms need for more fJidges


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December 26, 2012 The Lake Wales News Page 5


The Inquiring


Photographer


Whatare your


New Year's


resolutions?


Michelle Ximines Amy Dietzer with Marty Isom
Lake Wales children Megan and Lake Wales
Kristopher
'I resolved to make more ristopher "Too many times I've r
mnneu lact vaar and nnt Lake Wales them and not kept th


a three percent increase
so this year I'm going to
put my mind and soul into
losing weight."


I teach my kids that it's not
good to make promises you
don't keep so we resolve to
do good all year long.


Monte Holm
Lake Wales


made
em.


"I usually resolve to lose
weight, but since I just lost
38 pounds, my resolution
this year is to eat better."


PHOTOS BY CASSIE JACOBY


MCMULLEN
FROM PAGE 4

to speak the truth in such a way that
everyone recognizes it, and that is
precisely what Obama did.
Clearly these murders got to him in a
profound way, and he realized that with
this crime, the moment had arrived to
say what needed to be said: We have
all had enough of mass gun violence.
That has been said before, but Obhma
said it with conviction and at a hushed
moment when perhaps this time it may
be heard.
The truth is that there are just too


many guns and far too few regula-
tions. It is no good pretending that this
massacre could not be foreseen. After
Columbine? After Aurora? How could it
not have been? In that respect, we have
all failed the victims of Newtown by not
acting before now.
It was inevitable that in the wake of
the shooting some people including
Those we elect to enact laws would
suggest that the way to stop such mas-
sacres is not fewer guns but more. One
such lawmaker was Florida Sen. Dennis
Baxley of Ocala, who said that on two
occasions within days of the murders.
Baxley said that allowing school
personnel to arm themselves on school
grounds is one option that should be
"on the table."


"In our zealousness to protect people
from harm, we've created all these
gun-free zones and what we've inad-
vertently done is we've made them a
target," he said.
It is clear that Baxley does not under-
stand what has happened here. People
do not want a schoolteacher to pull out
a magnum and blow away a killer after
he has already shot several 6-year-olds.
They want potential killers not to have
guns in the first place.
And that is where, in addition to slap-
ping some sense into politicians like
Baxley, ordinary Americans can do one
concrete thing themselves. They can
stop buying guns. And further, they can
master the fear that leads them to want
a gun. Only a small fraction of homes


are victim to random violence, yet how
many households have a gun in them
just because we do not believe that we
are safe enough? If Newtown causes
people to revile weapons rather than
stuff them in the side table and glove
box, perhaps the tide of our national
conscience may begin to turn, and the
truth of Obama's call of "enough" may
spread.
It will be up to the president to keep
the focus on this vexing issue, despite
the pressures to abandon it. But it is
also up to us to take up a rallying cry:
Give up the guns. Remember Newtown.
Cary McMullen is a journalist and
editor who lives in Lakeland. He can be
reached at cmcmullen@floridavoices.
corn.


FROD E who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind." slaughter of unborn children. And we, like those
FR D E This philosophy, though abhorrent to us today, German citizens who turned a deaf ear to the screams
resulted in 33 states passing such laws and the of the innocent and the stench of the dead, are per-
FROM PAGE 4 sterilization of 60,000 Americans! Consequently, the haps relieved that the screams are restrained within
U.S. and her allies struggled with the moral principle the womb. In closing, we must seriously question that
to forcibly sterilize Carrie Buck, a young woman upon which to prosecute the German perpetrators. if an 8-1 Supreme Court decision in 1927 was wrong,
deemed 'feeble minded' and unfit to bear children," The world declared "NEVER AGAIN", yet, since perhaps the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision was wrong.
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote, "lest society 1973, the U.S. has slaughtered over 50 million of her No in our hearts, we KNOW it was wrong!
be swamped with incompetence." He continued, most innocent and potentially gifted citizens, just like Dan C. Frodge
"It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to the Nazi regime! We are experiencing a silent abortion Alturas
execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them holocaust as Americans in general and even evan-
starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those gelical Christians have acquiesced to the continued


PIERCE
FROM PAGE 4

the general public for their input before
placing certain issues, on the "ballot."
And I want to commend our Mayor
for "consulting" with the public, while
thanking him at the same time, for the
privilege to give my input.
Having said that, I would like to "go
on record" that I, like many others, am


against having a Casino in Lake Wales
and am therefore, against it going on
the "ballot" to be considered, in April.
Not only do I believe that a Casino
would just be the wrong move for
our city, but I believe the crime rate
would go up, among other things; and
that it would further divide, fragment,
and destroy the very fabric of many
families! The "Lottery" is devastat-
ing enough, as it is. I know of people
already, on weekly basis, who are
struggling to keep the water and lights


on, not to mention food on the table
- but who, because they do not have
enough money to pay all three, instead
of paying one, will take the "sparrow"
(so to speak) that's in their hand, and
gamble it away for the "quail", that's in
the bush!
They don't offer "Gambling
Anonymous" for nothing. Gambling
can be very addictive! I realize that
last Tuesday night at the Commission
Meeting, was to be just the first step,
in what would have been many to


come to get the Casino approved.
But Tuesday night, the "Casino idea
Runner" was running towards first base
- in April, he would have been running
towards "home plate."
But I was, and am convinced, that
if we put this "Runner" out at first
base, we wouldn't have to worry about
STOPPING him, at "HOME PLATE"!
That's why the "public" showed up to
stop it at first base!
Rev. J. J. Pierce, Sr.
Lake Wales


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more information, call 863-676-7800.


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Joyce White stands by
the men's Christmas gift
table, which includes
unique gifts for that
special man in your life,
from a pink flamingo ties
to men's cologne. The Else
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including clothing, furni-
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gifts. For more informa-
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for killing her newborn


A Lakeland teenager, recently turned
15, pled to a charge of manslaughter
Wednesday in the choking death of her
newborn baby.
The defendant, who will not be
named, was charged in September in
the death of her infant son. The baby
was reportedly healthy at birth. She
hid the birth from her parents, telling
police later that she didn't want to
harm her relationship with her fam- .
ily. She allegedly pried the baby out
with scissors during the delivery, then
choked him to death. She then placed
the baby in a bag in her closet, where
her mother found him days later. The
Kathleen High School student had
told her mother initially that she had a
miscarriage and flushed the fetus down
the toilet.
Although a juvenile, the defendant
was facing the possibility of trial
as an adult on first degree murder
and aggravated child abuse charges.
Conviction on those charges could
have resulted in a life sentence. Judge
Donald Jacobson, in approving the plea
bargain, sentenced her to 18 months
in a juvenile justice maximum security
facility. She is to complete a treatment
program during that time, and will be
on probation when released.
"People need to understand that
this sentence is conditional on her
successfully completing the program,"
said Brian Haas, a spokesperson for the
State Attorney's Office, Tenth Judicial
Circuit. "It is a strong motivation for
her to comply, because if not, she could
go to prison in the adult system."
Judge Jacobson will receive monthly
reports on the teenager's progress.

Nickell retires as
school superintendent
In a surprise move, Sherrie Nickell,
superintendent of the Polk County
School District, sent a letter to staff and
board members
Tuesday Oct. 13
announcing her
retirement in June
2013 citing family
health concerns.
Despite the
surprise, neither
Dick Mullenax nor
Lori Cunningham,
school board
members, said
.they were sur-
prised by the Sherrie Nickell
announcement.
"I knew Dr.
Nickell had some issues with the health
of her family members for some time.
That's a heavy burden on anybody.
I respect her decision, although on
a selfish level, I hate to see her go,"
Mullenax said.
Cunningham echoed this, saying
that in view of the need for her to be
available to her family, Nickell had
"probably made a wise decision."
However, a few weeks later appar-
ently with health concerns reaching a
higher level, Nickell left retired early,
forcing the board to appoint an interim
superintendent while they search for a
permanent replacement.
They hired Winter Haven resident
and former elected superintendent
John Stewart to fill the spot.
Stewart, 68, was superintendent for
12 years and took over after the board
hired him Nov. 13. He said he would
stay on until a permanent replacement


was found but he
added he was not
interested in the
j'"ob full time.
He will be paid
$12,000 a month
plus a monthly
j) automobile allow-
r ance of $750 per
S/ month. The board
John Stewart will also compen-
sate him for insur-
ance on his work
vehicle. A bank of 20 vacation days will
commence upon his taking the office,
and after one month, four days of sick
leave will be available. He will not be
eligible for retirement fund accrual
during this interim post. He also must
continue to live in Polk County.

Polytech separates from USF
Gov. Rick Scott on Friday, April
20, signed a bill that created Florida
Polytechnic University despite wide-
spread opposition and as the state's
other universities saw their funding cut
by hundreds of millions of dollars.


The Florida Polytechnic Univ
for students by 2014. Here c
together the new campus n
Acknowledging concE
may be wrong for a nev
the state continues to g
sluggish economy, Scot
Polytechnic's focus on s
ogy, engineering and m
make Florida "a compe
a global scale."
His com- L
ments echoed
those of de-
parting Senate -"
President JD
Alexander who i
made turning
the University
of South
Florida's Polk
County branch
campus a pet
project.
Scott's deci-
sion marks Florida
an end to one Mark W
battle, and the of Comn
beginning of technic
another. Florida
Polytechnic will now nE
trustees (appointed by
students, academic pro
station and a campus.
In Polk County, resid.
ers. looked beyond the
trying to move ahead. I
formed a group to see t
as smoothly as possible
On Nov. 29, there was


groundbreaking celebration for the
new campus at near Interstate 4 and
the Polk Parkway.
"The animal is alive," said architect
Frank Loreno about Florida Polytechnic
University. "It's extremely gratifying to
know there's a real desire for something
excellent."
Loreno represented Santiago
Calatrava, the internationally known
modern architect and designer of the
$100 million Innovation, Science and
Technology building, at the first general
membership meeting of Florida Poly
Vision.
"Some people are not on our side,"
Robert H. Gidel said about critics he
called doubters. "We've had a train of
events in the past that no longer mat-
ters. We're here now and ready to go."
In addition to appointing Gidel
on Aug. 1, trustees recently agreed
to accept an estimated $31 million
being transferred from USE Hiring
Jacksonville attorney Ava Parker as
the interim chief operating officer was
another important step forward.
Gidel, who vows to have a business
plan ready in 60 days, asked for
honest feedback from members
and promised to be transparent.


Referendum OK'd, new
S1 officers, commissioners elected
i While many people will
-. remember the 2012 election
campaign for the re-election
of Barack Obama for president
or the long lines they had to
Swait in to vote, in Polk County a
referendum to give new busi-
nesses a property tax break was
approved, two new commis-
Ssioners and a clerk of court were
also elected to office.
PHOTO BY CASSIE JACOBY Voters approved the referen-
versity should be ready dum 53.73 to 46.27 percent an
constructionn workers put exemption for new businesses,
nain building. as well as the expansion of
existing businesses that are
erns that timing considering creating new, full-time jobs
v university as in the county. Its purpose is to woo
;rapple with a new businesses while at the same time
:t said Florida- assist current employers. That, along
science, technol- with the impact fee moratorium, which
iath will help will last until January 2014, may attract
titive leader on more businesses to Polk County.
After failing twice before,
Commissioner Bob
I. .... ..... ..' English, who proposed
the referendum again,
said,'
"The wording this
.. Rk time refers to the effort
S: ei oto create new jobs and

p I wording in before,"
he said, adding that a
"real effort" was made
to educate the voters
this year.
AP PHOTO "They
Gov. Rick Scott hands a souvenir pen to were more
Vilson, president of the Florida Chamber familiar
merce. He signed a bill to make Poly- with (what


Sthe 12th public uni

eed a board of
Scott), faculty,
)grams, accredi-

ents and lead-
politics and are
Polk Vision has
:he school starts
ein 2014.
sa


ive


rsity in Florida. we were
doing)," he
said.
The scheme can only last
10 years. Commissioners
would have to ask voters in
another decade if they want
to continue the program.
While in the Aug. 14
primary, Lori Edwards
won back her seat as the
Supervisor of Elections,


Stacy Butterfield


and Marsha Faux
won back her
seat as the prop-
erty appraiser,
Stacy Butterfield
became the first
new Clerk of the
County Court in
16 years, as in-
cumbent Richard
Weiss announced
last summer he


would not seek re-
election to his fifth term due to illness
in his family.
In a bitter
election battle,
Butterfield de-
feated outgoing ."
county commis-
sion Chairman
Sam Butterfield
handily earning
70 percent of the
vote. John Hall
Butterfield
has worked in
the clerk office
for 26 years and defended the office's
L standing against
her challenger
who emphasized
the need for strict
budget account-
clerk's office, say-
ing he would call
for annual audits
of each county
program, par-
George Lindsey ticularly indigent
care and the solid
waste program,
which had recently come under fire for
overcharging the county, which trans-
lates into overcharging customers.
On the county commission board,
two new faces took seats as two com-
missioners came up on term limits.
John Hall defeated Ricky Shirah 53 to
47 percent in a seat formerly held by
Sam Johnson, while George Lindsey de-
feated Richard Casteret 62-38 percent
in a seat formerly held by English.
Ed Smith won re-election to his seat
defeating Tracy Garcia in the Aug. 14
primary 51-48 percent.

Streamsong golf courses open
Lou Plasencia, CEO of the The
Plasencia Group in Tampa, said
Mosaic's Streamsong Resort will be
patterned after some of the top luxury
resorts on the east coast.
It will offer guests a combination of
elements similar to other well-known
East Coast luxury destination resorts
like Keswick Hall (Virginia), Blackberry
Farm (Tennessee), the Equinox Resort
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An artist's rendering of the inside of the Streamsong golf
clubhouse, which will opened in December.


December 26, 2012


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& Spa (Vermont) and the Inn at
Palmetto Bluff (South Carolina). -
"Being able to participate i~ a project
as unique as Streamsong is'orie of
those rare pleasures," Plasencia said.
"The resort offers a number of ameni-
ties such as a world-class spa, fishing
and golf facilities that may be found at
other resorts. But Streamsong is very
different from anything we're used to."
And while it create at least 75 new
jobs in the coming months and many
more when it opens for business, the
golf course opened in December. The
course is a 36-hole 116,000-acre parcel
of land on a former phosphate mine 10
miles west of Fort Meade. Early indica-
tions are that greens fees won't be
that different from Bandon's rate base
and, like Bandon, will vary according
to season. The resort's 216-room inn,
scheduled to open in the fall of 2013,
will offer stay-and-play packages.
The estimated cost of Streamsong -
golf, hotel, clubhouse and amenities -
is between $70 and $80 million. Not to
worry. Mosaic is, in a word, flush.
A grand opening of the resort is
scheduled Jan. 26.

Intern stuck in
elevator for hours
Ever have that dreadful fear that the
elevator you are about to get into will
get stuck and you'll be trapped in a
small space forever, praying for help
that never comes?
That could have been the case for
Chelsea Young, but she dealt with it last
summer by making the stuck eleva-
tor an office, chatting with friends on
Facebook as the rescue was going on at
the Polk County History Center.
She wasn't alone in her predicament,


PHOTO BY
AL PALMER
S Chelsea Young
S turned the stuck
elevator in the Polk
SCounty History
S Center into a mini-
office. Here she is
prepared to get out
after being stuck
in there for nearly
three hours.
at least not at first. Her stepmother,
Myrtice Young, historical preservation
manager at the History Center, was
trapped in the small elevator with her
for a while, too, but workmen were able
to free her in about a half an hour.
It all started about 11:45 a.m. on
Tuesday, Aug. 21, as Myrtice and
Chelsea, who is an intern at the
historical museum, were heading to
the second floor with a huge basket
of vegetables and fruit which was to
be given away at the Lunch and Learn
program that day. They had no more
than pushed the button for the second
floor, the doors closed, the elevator
moved and then it happened.
"It just stopped," said Myrtice. "It just
stopped."
Their muffled cries for help were
heard immediately by bystanders
heading upstairs for the program, so
Polk County's facilities maintenance
crews were contacted and the rescue
was under way.
"I was only stuck for about 30 min-
utes," Myrtice said, still a little ruffled
from the experience. "They were able
to pry the door open enough so I could
squeeze out. I don't know how I did it.
It was only open about six inches or so,
but I managed it."
Chelsea said she opted to stay put.
She was freed by 2 p.m.
"I had them slip me my laptop
through the opening and just sat down
and waited," she explained calmly


moments after she was freed.
"I wasn't really scared," she said.
"It wasn't that high up. I was OK until
it started moving, then got a little
concerned."
"I think it was the ghost," she said,
laughing and explaining that there have
always been rumors of ghostly specters
haunting the old courthouse building.

138-year-old locomotive dug up
A 138-year-old locomotive found
buried 20 feet underground at Mosaic's
old Mulberry Phosphate Plant in mid
June may stay in the county as a show-
piece rather be shipped to Tallahassee.


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Polk County Historical Library Director Joe
Spann and area historian Rchard Fifer look
through some records they had on hand to try
to figure out some history on the steam engine
that was found in a cooling pond in an old
phosphate plant near Mulberry.

After spending most of a June 9
unearthing it at the site between
Bartow and Mulberry, workers found
the rusted engine still had moveable
wheels. A team of historians visited the
engine June 11 to check it out and try
to find out more about it.
"This has a lot of Polk County his-
tory in it," said Richard Fifer, an area


historian on the phosphate industry
said last summer.
"I've been here 21 years and this
one pretty much takes the cake," Polk
County Historical & Genealogical
Library Director Joe Spann said, com-
paring this with other things that have
been found in the county.
After finding the steam locomotive,
Callie Neslund, public affairs manager
for Mosaic, contacted the Polk County
History Center's preservation manager,
Myrtice Young, to put together a team
to find out more about the engine.
The engine is owned by the state as
the Department of Environmental
Regulation owns the land managed by
Mosaic.
Area historians Spann; Fifer; and
Scott Young showed their amazement
at the engine and at this point only
could venture guesses to what it was
doing in the old phosphate mine and
why it was used.
There is a chance the locomotive
will stay here. Deputy state historic
,preservation officer for Review and
Compliance Laura A. Kammerer said
while people believe the state owns the
land where the train was found buried
20 feet deep in a cooling pond, it is
not clear who actually does own the
land. And, finding out who owns the
land could be difficult which still has
not been completed. She said Mosaic
is under contract to clean up the area
for the Department of Environmental
Resources, but the land along State
Road 60 between Bartow and Mulberry
went into bankruptcy. The tract is the
site of the old Mulberry Phosphate
Plant.
"So we don't know who owns it," she
said, adding that finding the owner
"looks pretty rough."
She added: "Ownership has to be
determined. If it is owned by the state

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then it is our artifact, but the state
most likely it would turn it over (to Polk
County)." she said.
While the feeling now seems to
be that Polk County could keep the
locomotive, there is always a chance it
could not.
Kammerer said there was a locomo-
tive found in the Suwanee River some
years ago and because that river is state
land it is on display in Tallahassee's
Department of Agriculture. But, she
added, "People there are interested and
maybe that's where it should stay."

Judge Wright's death
shocks friends, neighbors
Family, friends and professional
peers and associates, as well as people
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Family, friends and peers approach the front
of the church where they viewed the portrait
of the late Judge Karla Foreman Wright at her
funeral.
from various other walks of life, bid
good bye Saturday, Oct. 6, to Karla
Foreman Wright, filling every seat
and pew in the chapel of First Baptist
Church. Knowing the turnout would be
what it was, First Baptist made avail-
able its chapel for the celebration of life
ceremony conducted by Holy Trinity


Episcopal Church.
The community expressed shock
when it learned of Judge Wright's death
earlier that week.
"I saw in the paper a few weeks ago
she was going to retire," said neighbor
Elon Sowell. "I had no idea she passed
away."
Her sudden death was hard on
Robert and Susan Bruce, who live
diagonally across the street. Not only
had Susan Bruce worked for Judge
Wright's husband, Dr. Victor Wright,
a renowned Bartow-based podiatrist
who died April 28 at 61, where she
managed his office, the two couples
were close friends.
"I'm just heartbroken," said Susan.
-"We saw her a couple of days ago,"
said Robert. "She was driving her SUV."
Clifton Lewis, a friend of hers, said,
when he heard the news, "I'm in a state
of shock. She was a wonderful lady."
Lewis said both Wright and her hus-
band were strong financial supporters
of the L.B. Brown house and the annual
celebration festival. The judge also
offered free legal assistance. "Humanity
has lost a wonderful person."
Karen Meeks of the Bartow-based
law firm Denmark and Meeks, praised
Wright. Like many in Bartow and Polk
County, she had appeared before
Wright in the judge's courtroom.
"She was always the consummate
professional," said Meeks. "She ex-
pected the attorneys to be prepared."
To replace her seat on the court,
interviews were held at the end of
November with 36 applicants. Of
those applicants, the names of Kevin
Abdoney, Jalal A. Harb, Larry S. Helms,
Stacy Robinson Nickerson, Angela R.
Pulido and Andrea Teves Smith are
going to be sent to Gov. Rick Scott to
make an appointment. The person
who fill that role will be able to run for
election in 2015.


PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW
After 13 years inside the building, The Polk County
History Center sign went into place. When it
started getting moved from the room inside,
Historic Preservation Manager Myrtice Young said,
"It's moving, whoo-hoo!" Employees of Semco
Construction place the sign on the comer facing
Broadway in Bartow. From left is Raymond Wells,
Jake Joyner, Ricky Hughes, Junior Gutierrez, Jim
Phillips and Jeremy Rogers.
People can now see
it's the History Center.
A couple of significant things happened
at 100 E. Main St. this year.
- The building, known to many as the
old courthouse, is now officially called the
Polk County History Center and there's a
sign there letting people know that.
After sitting inside the building for
13 years, the Bartow City Commission
amended its sign ordinance so it no
longer was in violation of the ordinance-
and it was erected on the northwest
comer of the property at the comer of
North Broadway and East Davidson
Street. On Sept 18 a reception was held
for the sign's installation to which Polk


County Historical Commission Chairman
said, "It's a great day to be in Polk County.
It seems only fitting we celebrate our own
roots. We're here to celebrate the past
while moving into the future."

Northern Connector started
The prospect of building a pedestrian
bicycle bridge over the intersection of
the Fort Fraser Trail is back on the table
thanks to County Commissioner Bob
English. The $1.8 million project pro-
posal was originally considered in 2009
as part of the planned Banow Nonher
Connector, but commissioners agreed
Tuesday to examine the project again.
"I urge the board to reconsider this
bridge," said English during Tuesday's
meeting. "The trail is growing in popular-
ity and on the weekends; that path is
used by 800 people per day. If we don't
build this pedestrian bike bridge over
that new road it's going to split the trail in
two, making it a danger to those crossing
the road."
With the upcoming truck bypass,
English also pointed out the road will be
wide and the county can expect to see
vehicles making 33,000 trips per day. He
reminded commissioners he uses the
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Yoga at the Library
The Lake Wales Public Library hosts
two weekly yoga classes, classes meet
each Monday and Wednesday, 5:30 to
6:45 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Fees -
$10 for a single class, $32 for 4 classes,
$60 for 8 classes or $100 for 15 classes,
pay at the City of Lake Wales Cashier's
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Veterans Affairs at B Street
Community Center
From 1 to 3 p.m. Call 679-8091 for
more information.

Thursday, Dec. 27
eReader Support Group
Hands-on assistance with the li-
brary's downloadable eBook collection,
OverDrive. No registration necessary.
Bring eReader and laptop. Kindle users
should know their Amazon.com login
and password. Main Lobby.


Christmas at Pinewpod Tours at Bok
Tower Gardens
See above listing.

Friday, Dec. 28
Open Knitting & Crochet
At Lake Wales Public Library, every
Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. The pro-
gram is free. The group creates and
collects 7" x 9" blocks for the Warm Up
America Project. First Friday of each
month set aside to create the blocks,
but they are collected at any time from
anyone. Call the library, 863-678-4004,
ext. 224.

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PARKWAY
FROM PAGE 1

for I-4 and U.S. 17/92. So with that you
can imagine the amount of traffic that
would be able to get off some of those
local roads especially in the eastern
part of the county."
There are eight construction seg-
ments for the project, according to
FDOT. The segments include U.S. 17
to Polk Parkway, east Pollard Road 17,
S.R. 60 to east Pollard Road, east CPP
to east U.S. 27, east U.S. 27 to County
Road 544, C.R. 544 to C.R. 580, C.R. 580
to U.S. 17/92 and 17/92 to 1-4.
Every segment for the Central Polk
Parkway is funded for 30 percent
design. Segments 1-3 are in design
during the current fiscal and segments
4-7 are funded in the next fiscal year.
Segment 8 is funded in 2014. However,
there is no funding for subsequent
phases things including right of way


and construction.
"It's the beginning of our design; it
is where we refine the locations of the
segments ...," Hatchell said in explain-
ing the 30 percent mark.
Two of the proposed interchanges are
at S.R. 60 east of Pollard Road and near
U.S. 27 and County Road 540.
The proposed interchange on S.R.
60 would be close to the intermodal
rail terminal near Winter Haven that
is expected to be in operation in 2014.
Increased truck traffic on S.R. 60 and
U.S. 27 is expected when it opens but
how much is unknown.
"We don't know what the actual
numbers are going to look like until
they are up and running," Hatchell
said. "It's more of a rail hub and so it
is going to be more trains as opposed
to trucks. It's not going to be neces-
sarily all those trucks are going to be
off-loading from that site. I don't know
to say that the truck traffic is going
to increase significantly it might only
increase marginally."


Hatchell said being able to provide
an alternative route for trucks to access
I-4 and get them off local roads such as
60, 27 and 98 "helps everybody."
Ryan Kordek, transportation
planning administrator for Polk
Transportation Planning Organization,
said the Central Polk Parkway is
important for the future growth of the
county. The county anticipates Polk's
population to be 995,050 by 2035.
There is lots of undeveloped land in
Polk and that could provide opportuni-
ties for commercial as well as residen-
tial development. Kordek said the U.S.
27 corridor in the northeastern part of
the county is going to grow.
Kordek said it is biggest road project
in modern times in terms of cost and
length of the road.
"It's a very expensive road project,"
Kordek said.
For example, the segment from
U.S. 17/92 to I-4 is five miles. Costs in
the TPO's adopted 2035 Long-Range
Transportation Plan show that the tab


is $140.73 million for right of way and
$240.33 million for construction. The
total remaining costs for the segment
are $381.06 million. This portion of the
Central Polk Parkway is planned to be
constructed by 2025.
Kordek4is quick to point out that the
numbers are;projections and "almost
guaranteed to changee"
The costs do not include the project
development and design phases which
have been completed or are planned
within the next few years. The total of
what is still needed for the Central Polk
Parkway is $1.265 billion.
By comparison, the Polk Parkway
cost $470 million in the 1990s, Kordek
said.
Mark McDuff, senior business
development manager for the Central
Florida Development Corp., believes
the project is going to further attract
companies to Polk that will create jobs.
"One of the strengths of our county is
the connectivity with major transporta-
tion networks," McDuff said.


STREAMSONG
FROM PAGE 1

and dinner.
Sunnaborg has been there since
before the first shovel of reclaimed
mine land was turned.
"It's a very good day for us,"
Sunnaborg said around midday Friday.
"It's very gratifying and terrific, all
the things you could imagine. But we
know we have a bigger project, with the
lodge, well under way. "
There are two 18-hole links style
courses as part of the 16,000 acre prop-
erty that will also contain a hotel, or
lodge, and conference center with more
than 200 guest rooms. The main part of


the resort is on schedule to open next
fall, perhaps in late November, giving
Mosaic and Fort Meade official further
things to be thankful for.
The courses have hosted several golf-
ing dignitaries so far, and Sunnaborg
said most have come away with the
same feeling.
"What has been really gratifying is
how unexpected it is. The really great
places around the world in golf-- and
we're being compared to some of those
places which is fantastic those
places you know by reputation, and
you know in advance what you're going
to get. When you go to Brandon Dune
or Pebble Beach, you know you're
going to see the Pacific Ocean. And it's
fantastic, but you expect to see that. At
Streamsong, people don't know what to


expect."
In fact what might be considered
a weakness, the difficulty of those
familiar with the courses to adequately
describe them, is actually a strength.
"When you see it, it's very unexpect-
ed. People have a hard time describing
it, describing what they're feeling, but
its fund to watch their faces and just be
amazed," he added. "It's very hard to
describe it in words. It's not rustic, it's
elegant, but were out here in nature. It's
not something that most people ever
experience."
Also on site is a private dining area
called the Cork Room. The large ban-
quet hall is known as the Canyon Lake
Room and there all 12 guest rooms are
individually named for world renowned
golf architects.


Fifty-Nine, by the way, was chosen
because it is the lowest score ever
recorded in a PGA tour event.
An official grand opening is planned
for Jan. 26 in conjunction with a PGA
show in Orlando.
Golf Magazine recently named
Streamsong Red as the Best Golf
Course You Can Play for 2012.
Sunnaborg said while there have
been challenges along the way, there
was nothing so surprising as to catch
the development team off guard.
"This is complicated, commercial
real-estate development," he said. "We
haven't been thrown any curve balls we
couldn't hit yet, but every day is a chal-
lenge. But our board and senior leaders
are committed to making this work. So
far, so good."


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CHRISTOPH
FROM PAGE 1

so tickled." ,
Named Teacher of the Year at both'
Hillcrest Elementary and Alturas .
Elementary schools, she received even
higher recognition as a'finalist for Polk
Teacher of the Year by her peers in 2011
for her tireless'work and dedication to
children and teaching.
Dr. James Christoph, Warner


ANGEL
FROM PAGE 1

The party is by special invitation only
via the Angel Tree tickets assigned to
the police department.
And it was the police that pulled
together, taking funds from the Lake
Wales Police Association, several
hundred dollars, to go Christmas shop-
ping for these special children. All
the children come from families that
need a little extra help at the holidays,
given the tough economy. It seems it is
always the little ones that suffer.
And their parents who are incarcer-
ated, wouldn't be able to give them a
Christmas without some help, police
say.
The police work with the parents,
provided there is no restraining order
keeping them from their children, to
see what their children might like for
Christmas.
And the children themselves submit
a request for what they wanted for
Christmas.
The gift is then marked to the child
from their parent.
The children's wishes bring tears to
the'eyes of the person belonging to the
badge.
According to Officer Joe Van Blarcom,
the children are requesting the
necessities.
"We've noticed other trees," he said.
"We buy gifts for people, and you'll
see, 'well, I want Xbox ... most of these,
when you see these things -socks,
sneakers, it's necessity stuff, versus a
Christmas gift."
Years ago, the LWPD did a Christmas
party for area children from economi-
cally challenged homes.
This year, the Lake Wales Police
Association decided to take the money
they receive from fundraisers and per-
sonal donations and apply it to those
children through the Angel Tree.
"This is a great way to interact in
some way with law enforcement," he
said, "positive interaction that will be a
blessing to them."
But the LWPD wanted to keep it local,
so they knew that local kids would get
the help.
Twenty children in all were received


University faculty, spoke with pride
about his son's achievement. "Not only
is this an amazing artistic achievement,
but it's a huge business success to land
Such a well-paid commission."
After growing up in Lake Wales,
Christoph attended the Ringing College
of Art and Design where he achieved
early success. His senior project, an
illustration of the Singing Tower, was
purchased as the logo used by Bok
Tower Gardens.
Visit www.alleycatsanddrifters.
blogspot.com to view Christoph's work.

via the Angel Tree tickets, 10 families
represented.
The police department was alive with
the usual business goings-on, officers
bustling here and there, and yet in the
center of the hive, it was quite obvious
that there was a party under way.
Children laughed and giggle at
Mongeon's expressions, as the antlers
on his head jiggled when he talked.
Then Santa Claus made a surprise
visit, with a hearty "Ho, ho, ho!" much
to the children's delight.
Packages, gaily wrapped in festive
array, were assembled around a shiny
Christmas tree, and along one wall of
the party room was a Christmas village.
Judi Gladue, the chief's administra-
tive assistant, fought back tears.
She and numerous others pitched in
to make the occasion memorable for
the children.
Kevin's Pizza donated pizza for the
group, and an entire table of frosted
Christmas cookies, brownies, and
Christmas breads, along with boxes of
juice, decked the "hall" way outside the
party room.
Deputy Chief Troy Schulze said
the officers came in on their days off
to shop and even held a "wrapping
party" to prepare. Much of what they
purchased was during the Black Friday
sales, so as to be cost effective and get
more for their money.
Legoland donated 100 Legoland
theme park tickets to the Police Chiefs
Association specifically for the occasion
in Lake Wales.
Chief Chris Velasquez, who just two"
days prior, was working a homicide
scene with his department, said cops
deal with so much every day, that "it's
refreshing to be able to spend time, and
to give back, and to have some really
good, positive interaction, and to feel
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the bat to send one flying towards the Family
Life Church Team at this past Tuesday night's
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Fleas become such as concern to
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our pets and indirectly cause disease.
When a flea bites an animal, the saliva
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consume some of the fleas, which can
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on the life cycle, ydu know that the
adult fleas are only a small fraction of
the problem and all it takes is saliva
from one flea bite to cause a problem.
Therefore, our flea control must
come full circle. All pets in the


household must be treated, as well
as treating the environment inside
and out. Wash all bedding and spray
carpets, furniture, etc. with a product
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pest control company to treat your
yard, and talk with neighbors about
treating their yards as well.
As far as flea control products for
your pet, there are many options. My


personal favorite is Comfortis, made by
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is a prescription medication. There
are certain risk factors that would not
make this medication appropriate for
every pet. Therefore, an examination
by a veterinarian is a must for this
product.


There is also a new product on the
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Lee M. Brunson, Sr.
Lee M. I of determined character, Lee joined
Brunson, Sr., Laborers Local Union 1240 in the year
69, was born in 1964. Within a few years, Lee became
Mullins, S. C. on the Business Manager of this Union
Sept. 23, 1943 to H j_ and remained there until retiring in
the late Tommy 2003, fully vested. It is here that Lee
and Elizabeth would be remembered by so many. Lee
Davis Brunson. .,.. ... refused to allow young black men to
He passed away -' ., work for minimum wages. He fought
Sunday, Dec.' for equal pay of many laborers with
23, 2012 at the medical benefits, retired benefits and
Lake Wales Lee M nson, r. overtime pay above the hourly rate. For
Medical Center. years, Lee fought for men and women
Lee attended the so that they would be able to work and
elementary and secondary schools of provide care of their families.
Marion County, South Carolina. It was at the age of 16, Lee met
At the age of 16, Lee decided to leave Rosa Smith, married in 1962 and to
the tobacco and cotton fields of South this union, they had six children; Lee,
Carolina. With his brother, Tommy, who David, Kevin, Jacquelyn, Elizabeth and
was loving, devoted and always stood Myrtis. Lee actively played golf and was
by his side; came to Lake Wales and a Masonic member. At the age of 54,
began working as young adults. A man Lee was baptized and became a faithful
of limited education, but a self-taught, member of Burkett Chapel Primitive
smart, independent, strong-willed and Baptist Church of Bartow, Fla. of the


Pastorship of Elder Lawrence Moore.
Here Lee attended Sunday School,
prepared breakfast for the membership
and sang in the Male Chorus.
Lee was preceded in death by his
father, Tommy Brunson, Sr.; his mother,
Elizabeth Davis Brunson; his sister,
Annie Brunson Nelson and his brother,
Willie Brunson all of Mullins, S. C.
Lee is survived by a loving wife,
Rosa Smith Brunson of fifty-one
years; three sons, Lee Jr. (Aorline) of
Lakeland, Florida, David (Tara) of
Lawrenceville, Georgia, and Kevin
(Karen) of Ackworth, Georgia; three
sisters, Jacquelyn (Vernon), Elizabeth
and Myrtis (Dwayne) all of Lake Wales,
Florida; three brothers, Tommie
(Teretha) of Lake Wales, Florida, John
of Mullins, South Carolina and Donald
(Andrena) of Silver Springs, Maryland;
three sisters, Emma (Trudeau) Reaves
of Mullins, South Carolina, Francis
Deloris and Ella (James) Savage both
of Fair Bluff, North Carolina; two


sister-in-laws, Mary Smith of Winter
Haven, Florida and Laverne (Luther)
Lemon of O'Fallon, Illinois; one
brother-in-law, Larry (Joann) Smith of
Lake Wales, Florida; nineteen grand-
children, Kenisha, Lawrence, David,
Jessica, Chantel, Brandon, Stephanie,
Catonicia, Whitney, Matthew, Kevin,
Chandler, Chelsea, Marcus, Lamar,
Victoria, McKenzye, Lauren and Cana;
five great-grandchildren, as well as a
host of nieces, nephews, cousins and
other relatives and sorrowing friends.
Funeral service will be held 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the
Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake
Wales with Elder Lawrence Moore offi-
ciating. For those who wish, donations
may be sent to the American Heart
Association (7272 Greenville Avenue,
Dallas, Texas 75231). Condolences may
be sent to the family at www.marion-
nelsonfuneralhome.com.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.


Beverly D.
Griffith, 90, of
Maitland (for-
merly of Lake
Wales) passed
away peace-
fully Friday,
Dec. 21, 2012, at
Savannah Cove
in Maitland.
She was born
Aug. 16, 1922, in
Rahway, N.J. to Beverly D. Griffith
the late James W
and Carmeta (Russell) Dykes. She came
to Lake Wales in 1954 from Narrows, Va.
She graduated from Duke University
in 1944 with a degree in zoology and
was married May 4, 1944 to William R.
Griffith with whom she shared 61 years
of a blessed and happy marriage until


his death in January of 2006.
She was a homemaker. Beverly was a
member of the American Association of
University Women, PEO, former mem-
ber of the Woman's Club, and was an
active member of the First Presbyterian
Church of Lake Wales.
She was a very talented artist and en-
joyed sharing her love of art through oil
paintings with her family and friends.
Survivors include her daughters,
Carol Orr of Bellevue, Wash., Diane G.
(Bill) Laws of Brunswick, Ga., Elaine
G. (David) Matthews of Maitland, Fla.,
Laurie G. (Steve) Anderson of Lilburn,
Ga.; son, William R. (Sherry) Griffith
III of Baker, Fla.; brother, James W.
(Virginia) Dykes of Greer, SC; sisters,
Bernice (Fletcher) Brown of Parker,
CO, Kathryn (Ed) Wishart of Reno,
Nevada; 11 grandchildren and 2 great


grandchildren
Funeral service is 11 a.m. Friday,
Dec. 28, 2012, at the First Presbyterian
Church of Lake Wales with Rev. David
Rockness officiating.
Family will receive friends on Friday,
Dec. 28, 2012, from 10:30 a.m. until
service time.
Interment will be held at the Lake


Wales Cemetery. In lieu of flow-
ers donations may be made to the
First Presbyterian Church Missions
Fund or the Alzheimer's Association
Condolences may be sent to the family
at www.marionnelsonfuneralhome.
com.
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of blood and bone marrow to survive MDS


By CASSIE JACOBY
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Every moment of McKinze Leann
Clayton's life is a gift.
Diagnosed with myelodysplastic
syndrome, MDS, the 7-year-old Lake
Wales girl almost died when her bone
marrow stopped working. McKinze
smiles brightly as she hugs her moth-
er, Donna Hayes Whitaker. Together
they launched McKinze's Crusade and
began the quest to save her life.
"We're still waiting for a bone
marrow match so McKinze can begin
the chemotherapy that will save her
life," said the mother of four. "She's
my strong little trooper. She doesn't
cry, she doesn't whine and she doesn't
worry because I tell her everything.
I tell her older brother Mark and
sisters Brittany and Ciera to get along
together because each day could be
McKinze's last."
In addition to educating herself and
family about MDS, Whitaker's goal is
to encourage more people to donate
blood and register to be a bone mar-
row donor at www.BeTheMatch.org.
"The biggest gift you can give is the
gift of life."
On Dec. 7, the news from All
Children's Hospital was not good.
"Three potential donors lined up
turned out not to be a match. So now
we just wait."
"A lot of kids die waiting for a match.
McKinze's waiting and waiting and
waiting. Her body can stop accept-
ing the blood at any time," Whitaker
added. "Even if you are not a match for
McKinze, there are hundreds of other
children who die every day waiting for
a match to be found."
Florida Blood Bank account number
2132137 has been set up in her name
at the Winter Haven Community Bank.
"She needs blood every two
weeks and platelets every five days,"
Whitaker explained about MDS,
formerly known as preleukemia and
more common in 60-year-old men
than children. "That's what is keep-
ing her alive. If she doesn't get blood,
she'll die."
McKinze is O positive, but any type
of blood, that costs almost $4,000 a
pint without insurance, is accepted.
"Be sure to tell the blood bank
that you're donating for McKinze so
the donation will be applied to her
account." The whole blood donation
takes from 10 to 30 minutes and the
platelet donation takes 90 minutes to
two hours.
A routine test for anemia revealed
McKinze's illness.
"Every parent needs to request a
Complete Blood Count test every year
on your child and yourself," Whitaker
warned. "If she hadn't had that test,
she wouldn't be alive."
Whitaker applauds the excellent


"She's my strong little trooper.
She doesn't cry, she doesn't whine
and she doesn't worry because
I tell her everything. I tell her
older brother Mark and sisters
Brittany and Ciera to get along
together because each day could
be McKinze's last."

Donna Hayes Whitaker


PHOTO BY CASSIE JACOBY
PHOTO BY CASSIE JACOBY


McKinze Leann Clayton prays with her mother
for a bone marrow donor match that will save
her life.

medical care McKinze continues to
receive from All Children's Hospital in
Tampa and Arnold Palmer Hospital in
Orlando, but the trips are costly.
"All the doctors are great and I
wanted to keep seeing them all, but
sometimes we don't have the gas to
make the trip," Whitaker admitted.
"Now the doctors swap files."
The support from the community
has been heartwarming.
"McKinze received two 'Bratz True
Hope Dolls' from a very special friend,
Linda Bayco. She knows how lucky she
is to have so many angels watching
over her."
Whitaker said writing a blog has
helped her cope with the challenges.
"I'm very strong. I was down the first
few days, but I have to be strong cause
she's strong."
McKinze knows she will eventually
lose her hair and already has ban-
danas to wear.
"I just tell her everything and I don't
lie to her because then she'll panic
when something she doesn't expect


PHOTO BY CASSIE JACOBY
McKinze Leann Clayton tries on bandanas she will wear if she loses her long hair as a side effect
of chemotherapy.


Blood donations are keeping McKinzie Clayton
alive while waiting for a blood marrow donor.


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Donna Hayes Whitaker shares information
about the search for a bone marrow donor to
save her 7-year-old daughter's life.


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McKinze Leann Clayton received the gift of two
cancer survivor dolls as she awaits the gift of
life from a bone marrow donor.

happens."
Once a match is found, McKinze
will have chemotherapy, wear a mask
and stay indoors for a year to pre-
vent rejection and protect her from
infections.
Visit www.facebook.com/
McKinzesCrusade to follow McKinze's
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Reavis named LRMC president
Reavis named LRMC president


Dr. Mack Reavis is the president of-_
Lakeland Regional Medical Center.
In his new role, Reavis will retain his
duties of chief medical officer and as-
sume responsibility and accountability
for the overall strategic and operational
planning of LRMC.
He will report directly to Dr. Elaine C.
Thompson as she continues in her role
as chief executive officer and he simul-
taneously moves into the new role of
chief executive officer of the University
of South Florida Health System.
"The principle behind the promo-
tion of Reavis is vision driven namely
LRMC is becoming part of a clinician-
led health system committed to raising
the quality of healthcare while lowering
the cost, and in so doing, improving the
health of the broad communities we
serve," Thompson said.


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Reavis has more than 35 years of
experience as a physician with LRMC,
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medical staff and LRHS/LRMC Board
of Directors. Since joining LRMC/LRHS
in September 2011 as the executive vice
president of Clinical Integration and
chief medical officer,
Reavis' key accomplishments include
directing quality initiatives that have led
to a 4 percent reduction in risk adjusted
inpatient mortality; an 8.5 percent
reduction in 30 day readmissions for
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and pneumonia; a 24 percent decrease
in risk adjusted patient safety indica-
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pneumonias, LRMC reports.
"We are blessed to have the clinical
leadership of Dr. Reavis," said Bill Mutz,
chairman of the Board of Directors for
Lakeland Regional Health Systems Inc.
"His 35 years as a practicing physician
provides incredible insightfulness when
it comes to fostering innovative and
transformative partnerships that are
preparing us for the daunting chal-
lenges of tomorrow."

LWMC honors employees
Lake Wales Medical Center recog-
nized its employees of the year at the
hospital's annual holiday party on Dec.
15.
Recipients include: Employee of the
Year, Stephanie Molly, Quality; Clinical
Manager of the Year, Toby Edwards,
Imaging; Non-Clinical Manager of
the Year, Jennifer Parker, Registration;
and Physician of the Year, Dr. Oscar
Oropeza.


The hospital also recognized several
"Community Cares Star Performers"
who are Goolcharan Ramdeen,
Nutritional Services; Maria Enriquez,
HIM; Ian Arnan, Rehab; Marilu Diaz,
ICU; and Melton Goff, Engineering.
Employees of the year were nominat-
ed by administration and have showed
loyalty and excellence during the past
year, the hospital reports. All received
previous recognition as employees
of the month. Star Performers were
awarded to employees who have shown
dedication to the LWMC's Community
Cares program. Community Cares is an
initiative to provide service excellence
to patients and visitors.

Registration to begin Jan. 1 for Citrus
Classic 5K
The Winter Haven Hospital
Foundation Citrus Classic, a communi-
ty-wide health event featuring a 5K Run.
and Fun Walk, is scheduled April 6 at
LEGOLAND Florida. Proceeds benefit
the Foundation's Fund for Women and
Children, which focuses on expanding
'access to medical care for women and


children in Polk County.
This is Legoland's second year to
host the Citrus Classic. The not-for-
profit, community-owned Winter Haven
Hospital serves as Legoland Florida's
official hospital, and provides support
for the healthcare and medical needs of
park visitors as well as the occupational
health needs of employees.
Hundreds of participants are ex-
pected to take part in the Citrus Classic.
Early registration fees are $30.
Winners will receive a specially
designed Lego trophy. Legoland Florida
discount ticket offer will also be extend-
ed to every race participant to enjoy a
full day of play following the event.
Participants may register begin-
ning Jan.l1 at www.active.com or by
contacting the Winter Haven Hospital
Foundation at 863-292-4138 or at
Foundation@winterhavenhospital.org.
For information on Citrus Classic
sponsorships, call Holly Hughes at the
Winter Haven Hospital Foundation,
863-292-4138.


Community Cares Star Performer Marilu Diaz, center, is congratulated by, from left, CFO Danny
Warren, CNO Lee Clack, Community Cares Champion Nancy Kovencz, and CEO Scott Smith.

You deserve personalized quality health care!
Benigno Feliciano, M.D
Diplomate of the American
Board of Internal Medicine
Cardiac Diseases |
Treating all High Blood Pressure
Sadult illnesses Pulmonary Diseases
adt disleases Osteo/ Rheumatoid Arthritis
S and diseases: Hypo/Hyperthyroidism
1 Diabetes
1137 Druid Circle Skin Diseases/ Cancer
Lake Wales, Florida High Cholesterol


2000 Osprey Blvd., Suite 110
Bartow, Florida


* Strokes
* Wound Care


Se habla Espanol
Monday Friday: 8:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
863-533-1617
Accepting new patients 16 and older
Walk ins welcome Same day appointments
Internal MVedicine institute, P.A.


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No matter how good a person Aunt Joyce was, her joints
were bad. After her first knee replacement, she was driving
in two weeks. Another knee and a hip replacement later
made Joyce a "regular." And each time her recovery was
exceptional. Perhaps that's why our Orthopedic Services are
ranked in the top 10% in the nation by HealthGrades, the
leading independent healthcare ratings organization.
It certainly has made Joyce a big winner.

Take your first step toward a life free of joint pain.
Call (863) 402-3627 or visit www.FHHeartland.org.


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THE MOST ADVANCED HEALTH CARE IS CONVENIENT.


Aubumdale Family Health Center
2028 Highway 92 West
(863) 965-9327


Bartow Family Health Center
1625 N. Carpenter Ave.
(863) 533-1448


Dundee Family Health Center
5999 Dundee Rd., Suite 750
(863) 292-4656


Haines City Family Health Center
36245 Highway 27
(863).421-9801


Lake Wales Family Health Center
201 SR 60 West
(863) 679-9644


Southeast Winter Haven:
Family Health Center
6035 Cypress Gardens Blvd.
(863) 324-4725


Winter Haven Family Health Center
100 Avenue I, N.E.
(863) 292-4077


If you are looking for family health care that's professional, friendly and convenient,
Winter Haven Hospital invites you to visit one of our seven conveniently located
Family Health Centers.
Your local Family Health Center offers a wide range of healthcare services
for children two years-of-age and older, adolescents and adults including:
school physical, immunizations, basic x-rays and laboratory tests, minor surgery
and routine gynecological exams.
When it's your family's health, you want the best doctors, the best nurses and next-door
convenience. Each of our Family Health Center offices is open Monday through Friday,
9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Compassion. Innovation. Trust. We're your family's choice.


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Hospital

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REAL ESTATE


Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Lake Wales: 863-676-3467


Bartow: 863-533-4183


CLASSIFIED

Autos
Auctions
Items for Sale
Homes for Sale
Homes for Rent
and More...


BARTOW LAKE WALES FORT MEADE FROSTPROOF HAINES CITY LAKELAND WINTER HAVEN


Extend your living areas outdoors


What's HOT in the marketplace?


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Here is the next
installment of a list,
found on the Trulia
website by Tara
Nicholle-Nelson,
of the top 10 things
you can do for
$10K, if you're
in your home and
planning to stay put
for a while:
4. National Outdoor
Kitchen and Fireplace
Association pegs the
average cost of an
outdoor kitchen at
$12,000 to $15,000 on
average so, if you
can cut costs, find
appliances on sale
or do some of the
work yourself, you
might just be able
to get one in your
own backyard for the
$10,000 price point.
Outdoor kitchens
can be as simple as a
table and grill, or as
complex as having
wood-burning ovens,
refrigerators and big-
screen televisions.
Whatever route you
go, the appliances are
likely to be the single
most expensive line-
item of an outdoor
kitchen. If you can
tolerate the high-


class problem of
bringing your food
from indoors, you can
very cost-effectively
create an outdoor
living room complete
with weather-
proof furniture and
lighting, in your
backyard instead.


The major
remodeling return-
on-investment
indices don't track
the return on outdoor
living spaces, but
experience tells me
that well-executed
outdoor kitchen
and living rooms are
both extremely fun
to live with and
extremely desirable to
the buyers to whom
you will eventually
be marketing your
home.


5. New kitchen
appliances. In terms
of sheer functionality,
new kitchen
appliances can create
an overwhelming
upgrade to your
family's everyday
life. A new fridge will
run you anywhere
from $350 to $2,000
on average (though
French door, custom
and commercial
versions can cost
upwards of $10,000 or
more); a new stove/
oven range can run
anywhere from $300
to $6,000 (with the
commercial, 40-inch
ranges running from
$9,000 to $20,000+)
and an appliance
store dishwasher will
cost you somewhere
around $250 to
$1,600.


203 La Casa 2 bed/2
bath condo $54,000
Closed 11/28/2012


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

1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
4 BEDROOM 2 BATH CON-
TEMPORARY HOME, with
breakfast bar, garden tub in
master bath, cathedral ceil-
ing, 2 car garage on a nice
lot, listed at $89,900 ID #530
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE
INC. 863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.co
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4 BEDROOM 2 BATH
HOME, This contemporary
home has a breakfast bar,
ample cabinet space, and a 2
car garage, listed at $60,000
ID #1409 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.co
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LARGE 2 STORY HOME, 5
bed 3.5 bath 2 story spacious
home with 3,716 sq. ft. living
space has stainless steel
appliances, granite counter-
tops, island, and breakfast
bar; the master bath includes
dual sinks, a separate shower
stall and a spa tub; it has
ceramic tile floors, new car-
pet, screened in patio and an
oversized 2 car garage. Beau-
tifully landscaped with con-
crete paver driveway and
walkway; located in a gated
community; listed at
$269,000 ID #1860 PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. 863-
676-7040 www.primeplus-
realestate.com

WATER FRONT HOME, 4
bedroom 2 bath home with a
bonus room, and patio area,
located on canal leading to
Lake Buffum; listed $68,500
ID #3523 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.co
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2 BEDROOM 1 BATH
BLOCK HOME, with a bonus
room and fenced in patio area
located in Avon Park, JUST
REDUCED TO $19,900 ID
#2542 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.co
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2 BEDROOM 2 BATH
HOME, Ample kitchen cabi-
net space and a breakfast
bar, a large fenced in back
yard, screened in pool and
sizable utility shed; JUST
REDUCED TO $52,500 ID
#811 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.co
m

SE WINTER HAVEN 4 BED-
ROOM 3 BATH BUILT IN
2006, Beautiful 2 story home
with new kitchen appliances,
kitchen has granite counter-
tops, formal living and dining
areas, large master suite with
walk in shower plus garden
tub; home has over 2,500 ft.
of living area, beautiful vault-
ed ceilings, crown molding,
just listed at $199,900 ID #
7334 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.co
m


1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
LAKEFRONT HOME ON
LAKE WALK- IN- WATER,
large covered dock with boat
lift, formal living and dining
room, family room with fire
place, enclosed florida room,
remodeled kitchen with break-
fast nook, sun room, work
shop, screen porch; Spectac-
ular views from family room,
kitchen and florida room, lush
landscaping, privacy fenced
yard, utility shed, $255,000
ID# 9402 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.co
m

NEAR LAKE WAILES LAKE,
3 Br. 2 Ba. on Large Lot,
Home has wood floors and
tile, kitchen has been remod-
eled with granite counter-
tops, and beautiful cabinets,
being sold as a "short sale",
call for appointment and more
information, ID # 940, PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. 863-
676-7040 www.primeplus-
realestate.com

AVON PARK--WE HAVE
SEVERAL HOMES FOR
SALE, all are priced to sell
quickly, some with lake view,
great investment opportunity;
call today for more informa-
tion or stop by our office for
details and map.
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE
INC. 863-676-7040 or visit
online www.primeplus-
realestate.com

SEBRING--WE HAVE
MANY LISTINGS IN
SEBRING AREA, HOMES,
CONDOS, Priced Low, call
863-676-7040 today for
more information or stop by
our office PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC. or visit online at
www.primeplusrealestate.co
m

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, $175,000 ID#
6616 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040
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1020 HOUSES FOR SALE

Homes for Sale
Frostproof Listings
405 Walter Ave 3/2/1 cpt,
wood & tile floors, fenced
$64,900 Call Michelle
2660 Bear Run 2/2/1 cpt,
Blue Jordan Forest $80,000.
OBO Call Cindy
204 Woodstork Way 3/2 1
acre, fenced $82,000. Call
Michelle
206 Woodstork Way 3/2/2
garage new wood floor, tile
115,000, OBO Call Cindy
2616 Sand Pine Tr
3/2/Oversized garage 3.24
acres $138,900. OBO Call
Michelle
1140 Hopson Rd. 2/2
+Unique Detached Lanai
w/hot tub 11 +/-Acres
Reduced $139,900. Call
Michelle
3308 Indian Pipes Tr.
3/2/2 carport, 10 acres,
horse stalls + more
$145,000 Call Cindy
409 W 9th St 4/2.5/2 car
garage, split level, wood &
tile floors reduced $149,000
Call Michelle
83 Yale Ave 2/1, $39,900.
Call Wesley
204 Central Ave 2/1/1gar,
$49,000. OBO Call Cindy
130 Overocker Circle 3/2
immaculate concrete block
home with new wood lami-
nate floor, ceramic tile in
bathrooms, new central air
conditioning, some new win-
dows, freshly painted inside
and out Asking $69,000.
OBO Seller's are very moti-
vated! Ask for Michelle
703 N Palm Ave 2/1
$59,000 has a 3 year lease,
corner lot next to Hwy 630
Call Fred
258 Quail Run $110,000
large DW 4/2 on approx.
acres, fenced small
barn/workshop Ask for
Michelle
90 S Lake Moody Rd
$249,000 4/2 on 3.37
acres, lakefront, small grove,
detached garage/workshop
Call Fred
203 West Wall St. 4 apart-
ment units 2-1/1 collects
$460/month each 2-2/1 col-
lects $500/month Asking
$169,500 for all on corner
lot across the street from
public library, play park and
walking distance to down-
town shopping and clinic.
Call Wesley
Homes for Rent
124 Lakeview Avenue,
Frostproof 2 bedroom 1
bath with front porch
$425/month 1st, last and
Sec. Call Michelle
10 Center St Frostproof
2bed/lbath w/lbath in det
garage $500/month $250
security deposit Call Cindy
1350 S Scenic Hwy
2bed/1 bath cottage on Sil-
ver Lake $550/month $550
Security $550/last month
Call Michelle
Keystone Realty Inc.
863-635-0030

1040 CONDOS/ILLAS
FOR SALE
GREAT WINTER RETREAT
OR GET AWAY, Completely
Furnished, includes Washer
(no dryer), Ceramic Tile
throughout, bedroom has car-
pet, screened porch has
ceramic tile, roof new 2009;
Amenities include: Pool, Rec.
Room, Clubhouse, lake
access, spa, tennis courts,
shuffleboard, basketball, mini-
golf, bocci ball, gym, library;
listed at $49,000 ID #905
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE
INC. 863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.co
m

GREAT PRICE ON THIS
FURNISHED 2 BEDROOM 2
BATH CONDO, 1,184 ft. liv-
ing area, screened porch,
convenient location to shop-
ping in the city limits of Lake
Wales. $29,900, PRIME PLUS
REAL ESTATE INC. 863-676-
7040 id # 130 www.prime-
plusrealestate.com


1090 MOBILE HOMES
FOR SALE
3 BR. 2 BA. MOBILE HOME
ON 1 ACRE, NICE WELL
MAINTAINED HOME WITH
STORAGE BLD. Located just
east of Lake Wales near Lake
Rosalie, Great Fishing and
boating lake, $65,000 ID#
2188 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.co
m
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ACROSS
1 1978 co-Nobelist
from Egypt
6 Bookstore ID
10 Romantic gift
14 Rowing teams
15 Cpls. and sgts.
16 In pain
17 Monteverdi
character seeking
to bring Euridice
back from Hades
18 *'The Golden
Girls" actress
20 Chum
21 Williams-Sonoma
purchases
22 Make good (for)
23 *Interior
designer's forte -
27 Advanced math
assignment
28 _v. Ferguson:
1896 segregation
case
32 Gem of a
Hitchcock film?
34 Gumbo vegetable
37 Playbill listing
38 Thurman of "Pulp
Fiction"
39 *Traveling
42 Like a limbo bar,
late in the game
43 Fishhook feature
45 Mideast VIP
46 Record's two
48 Likechinchillas
50 Beaded counters
52 *"My goodness!"
57 Playbill listing
60 Biol. branch
61 Dirt road feature
62 *Head-slapper's
cry
64 Common herb in
Italian cooking
66 In proximity
67 Oliver's request
68 River past
Geneva
69 Biblical reformer
70 Small bit
71 Name spelled out
in a canine song,
and also by the
starts of the
answers to
starred clues
DOWN
1 Sharpshooter's
apparatus
2 Matrix, e.g.


1110 OUT OF AREA HOMES
37 ACRE MIDDLE TN FARM
with 13 acre lake, nice home.
Selling at Absolute Auction,
Memorial Day. Van Massey
Auction Lic 1711. (931)433-
8686 Visit vanmassey.com
DEVELOPER FORCED LIQ-
UIDATION Smoky Mtn. Lake
Property Priced @ Foreclo-
sure/Short sale. Up to 100%
Financing/5% interest. Hurry-
Only 30 Reservations avail-
able! (877)551-0550 ext 100

Need Cash?
Have A
Garage Sale


By Neville Fogarty
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Sugar on Me"
rockers
4 Wonder
5 Chinese menu
general
6 Breaking all the
rules
7 Act subdivision
8 Talk a good
game
9 Code-breaking
org.
10 Audible snake
11 Dos y dos y dos y
dos
12 Ostracize
13 Bronte's Jane
19 Skatepark
component
21 How some
amateurs turn
24 Monk's title
25 Move viscously
26 Give on the
back
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despite hardship
30 Plumlike fruit
31 Trees with elastic
wood
32 Bass brass
33 Yemen.neighbor
35 Decorative pond
fish


1210 HOMES FOR RENT
Bartow lbd, Iba, unfurn.,
C/H/A, large rooms, water
furn., non smoking, no pets.
$500. mo., $500. sd. 863-
646-0109.
Bartow- 2bs, Iba, AC/Heat,
stove, refrig. w/d, new paint,
new carpet. No pets, non
smoker. $650. mo. plus
$450. sd, 863-533-2694.
BARTOW, Clean 1Bdr Apart-
ment in Duplex, on Bartow's
Westside. Ceramic tile floors
throughout, large kitchen.
$425./monthly.
863-299-8070.
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1210 HOMES FOR RENT

LAKE WALES *2 houses
for RENT 2Bd/lBa, $550
monthly $450 deposit...
Call 863-676-5066 or
863-676-1901
NO CALLS after 9pm

Lake Wales- 4BR/2BA split level
home with 2 car garage. New tile
floors throughout. Stainless steel
appliances. 2400 sq ft!
$1200/month, SD $1200. Call
Maggie Stohler at Legacy Leasing
Services, Inc 863-676-0024 or
visit www.LegacyLeases.com.
Lake Wales- Cozy 4BR/2BA with
fresh interior paint. Located close
to shopping. $1200/month, SD
$1200. Call Maggie Stohler at
Legacy Leasing Services, Inc
863-676-0024 or visit www.Lega-
cyLeases.com
Lake Wales- 3BR/2BA home in
Highland Pointe. Tile floors
throughout. Two car garage.
$950/month, SD $950. Call Mag-
gie Stohler at Legacy Leasing
services, Inc 863-676-0024 or
visit www.LegacyLeases.co
Lake Wales- 2BR/1BA duplex.
Recently updated kitchen.
$500/month, SD $500. Call Mag-
gie Stohler at Legacy Leasing
services, Inc 863-676-0024 or
visit www.LegacyLeases.com
Lake Wales/Crooked Lake
Park- Cozy 3BR/1BA home with
screened porch and spacious
yard. All new tile floors and paint.
There is a detached bonus room
with bathroom that could be used
as a game room or guest suite.
$800/month, SD $800. Available
11/30/12. Call Maggie Stohler at
Legacy Leasing Services, Inc
863676-0024 or visit www.Lega-
cyLeases.com
Davenport- Lovely 4BR/2.5BA
pool home on corner lot. 2 sto-
ries with living space on lower
floor and bedrooms upstairs. All
new appliances in kitchen.
$1100/month, SD $1100. Call
Maggie Stohler at Legacy Leasing
Services, Inc 863-676-0024 or
visit www.LegacyLeases.com
Frostproof- 3BR/2BA on Lake
Reedy. Extra large lot. All new
paint and flooring. Florida room.
Interior washer/dryer hookup.
$875/month, SD $875. Call Mag-
ie Stohler at Legacy Leasing
services, Inc 863-676-0024 or
visit www.LegacyLeases.com

Commercial
Lake Wales office building with
over 300 feet of highway
frontage on Highway 27 South.
Close to 27/60 intersection.
Building includes a spacious,
bright reception area, four sepa-
rate offices, 2 storage areas,
and 2 acres of land with plenty
of parking space. New AC unit
and well pump. $1750/month,
SD $1750. Call Maggie Stohler
at Legacy Leasing Services, Inc
8636760024 or visit www.Lega-
cyLeases.com
Nalcrest- 379 sqft for lease in a
community that boasts 500
apartments and approximately
800 residents. This space would
be ideal for a hair or nail salon.
There is an attached bathroom.
Water and wifi included in rent.
$400/month. Call Maggie Stohler
at Legacy Leasing Services, Inc
863-676-0024 or visit www.Lega-
cyLeases.com
Nalcrest- 950 sqft of
Retail/Office Space for lease in a
community that boasts 500
apartments and approximately
800 residents. There is an
attached bathroom and 600 addi-
tional square feet that could be
added on to the existing 950 sq
ft. Water and wifi included in
rent. $800/month. Call Maggie
Stohler at Legacy Leasing Ser-
vices, Inc 863-676-0024 or visit
www.LegacyLeases.com


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Lake Wales, Fl. 33853

1240 CONDOSNILLAS
FOR RENT
WINTERSET CONDO -
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upstairs
unit. Community amenities.
$775.00 per month. Security
deposit required. Call 863-
678-1498 or 863-241-1528

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2/1 in Highland City
Hancock to Charlton
$475-$505/month
Move In Specials
Lakeland Properties &
Mgmt., Inc.
(863)665-8575
COLONIAL SQUARE
APARTMENTS
FALL SPECIALS!
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floor plans, abundant clos-
et
space & FREE WATER
Starting at $465/ month
Move-In Specials too
Call 24/7: 866-485-
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Or visit us online at:
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APARTMENTS
PRICES REDUCED FOR
LEASE UP!
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Studio from only $405/mo
1 BR. from only $475/mo
2 BR with w/d hookups
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Walk to shopping.
Call 24/7 866-485-
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cable, washer /dryer,
comm. pool and more!
CALL FOR FALL MOVE
IN
SPECIALS!!
863.255.2607 or visit us
at
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m

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FOR RENT
2Bd/2Ba Mobile Home on
15 acres, pond, no inside
pets. $500 mo + references
& deposit. West Frostproof on
US 98 call 937-544-4907 -
520-812-9457
BARTOW 2 Bdr 1 Bth country
setting 1/2 + acre lot close
to convenience store. Call
863-512-8175 863-205-
8372

1350 EFFICIENCIES
FOR RENT
LAKE WALES Efficience
Apartment. $135 week. Elec-
tric / Water Included. No
Smokers, No Pets. 863-632-
7013

1500 LOTS & ACREAGE

LAND, LAND, LAND!!!!
CALL THE "LANDLA-
DY"!!!!
7+- A/c int. Hwy. 60 E, Boy
Scout Rd. & Walk-in-the-
Water Rd. $150,000.
45 A/c int. Hwy. 60 West
and West Lake Wales Rd.
Industrial use with home and
Citrus. $1,250,000.
29+- A/c Albritton Rd. West
of Ft. Meade, minutes to the
new Streamsong Resort
$252,025.
20 A/c Lake Marion. Wood-
ed, water, electric
$165,000.
5.4 A/c Industrial with
buildings. Lincoln Ave. Lake
Wales $795,000.
Pasture, Ranches and
Citrus Groves. All details
available
www.maryadsit.com
MARY L. ADSIT, Realtor
863 285 7118

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BEAUTIFUL CORNER LOT
NEAR BLUE LAKE, if you
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this is the perfect location,
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$29,900 PRIME PLUS
REAL ESTATE INC. 863-
676-7040

HOME SITE, Nice half Acre
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11209 PRIME PLUS REAL
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www.primeplusrealestate.co
m

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IN WATER, Just Over 5 Acres,
Partially Wooded, Private
Location, Dead End Street.
Great Price! $59,900 id#
Lt22 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE, INC 863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.co
m

BLUE JORDAN FOREST,
ALMOST 3 ACRES, BEAU-
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lots of wildlife, enjoy the coun-
try peaceful atmosphere,
$22,000 ID # 7299 PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. 863-
676-7040 www.primeplus-
realestate.com
Top of the line RV park lot
for rent, monthly or season-
al. Across from beach on Hwy
A1A between Vero Beach and
Fort Pierce. Boat docks, ten-
nis and heated pool overlook-
ing the ocean. Call 352-347-
4470 or Email:
Iwhy2@aol.com.

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waterfront community. Dock-
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shoreline, Low insurance, Low
property tax. Call Now
(800)709-5253

1520 OUT OF TOWN LOTS
NC mountain property
must go. 4.5 acres with out-
standing views and privacy.
$25,000 OBO, great for
home or cabin. (828)394-
9298. Ask for Richard

1610 BUSINESS RENTALS
Commercial property for
rent, 322 S Scenic Hwy, Lake
Wales. Excellent business
location, large building
10,000 sq. ft., 14 ft overhead
doors, 1500 sq. ft. office
show room with A/C. Security
deposit required. $2000.00
per month 863-678-1498 or
863-241-1528

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2005 SERVICES
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6020 AUCTIONS
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6180 HEAVY/CONST.
EQUIPMENT
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FOR SALE

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Caravan Wheelchair Van
with 10" lowered floor;
wheelchair ramp; wheelchair
tie downs. 813-569-
0729
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6270 WANTED TO
BUY/TRADE


BUYING
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TRANSPORTATION

7260 AUTOS WANTED

All autos bought with or with-
out title any condition, year,
make or model. We pay up to
$20,000 and offer free towing
call: 813-703-7297
CASH FOR CARS All
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7333 MISC. BOATS
JON BOAT, 14ft. 6hp John-
son w/ galvanized trailer. 28#
thurst trolling motor. Live well.
$1200 Call 863-899-2648.
7360 CYCLES/MOPEDS/
SCOOTERS
2001 Honda CBR F41 600
motorcycle. Runs great 17k
miles
863-285-8705. $2,800

7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVELTRAILERS
2008 Holiday Rambler
Savoy LX 28RLD, 5th
Wheel. Very livable RV with 2
slides, ceiling fan in
Kitchen/Living Room. 2 club
chairs with ottomans + XL
couch. Huge open master
retreat with shower and vanity
in bedroom. Separate water
closet for privacy. Mirrored
Closet doors. Was $29,995,
Now $19,995.
Dusty's Camping World.
Call Kelly 863-521-1940
2010 Dutchman Park
Model. Beautiful living space
with faux stacked stone fire-
place. Very open, light, and
bright with sliding glass door
off living area. XL bedroom
with bay window. Tons of stor-
age space. Kitchen features a
double sink with goose neck
faucet and full-sized refrigera-
tor. Washer and Dryer ready.
Was $39,995, Now $29,995.
Dusty's Camping World.
call Kelly 863-521-1940


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2012 Bridgeview Road King
36FKCS, Park Model. Chef's
kitchen featuring tons of counter
space and large double sink over-
looking a wall of windows. Entire
wall of closet space in bedroom.
Washer & dryer in unit. Was
$39,995, now $31,995.
Dusty's Camper World, Call Kelly
863-521-1940

Seize the sales
with Classified!


5120 MEDICAL SERVICES 6000 7000


2013 Heartland Wilderness
Travel Trailer. 180* Swivel flat
screen entertainment center. Spa-
cious bath with stone like floor-
ing. Was $25,792, Now
$23,995. Dusty's Camping
World. Call Kelly 863-521-1940
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YEAR END CLOSEOUT 2002
Trail Lite 27' with slide out room.
Was $8995, SALE $7793
Eagle Ridge RV on US 27 in south
lake Wales 863-638-1908







YEAR END CLOSEOUT on this
Open Road 336RLD with 2 living
room and 1 bedroom slideout.
Get the extra room you need.
Can deliver if needed Only
$15,995, See it today at Eagle
Ridge RV
7380 MOTOR HOMES I RVs


2006 Winnebago Adventurer
33V Class A Gas. Very luxurious
seating includes club chair with
built-in laptop station. Stainless
steel microwave. Built-in make-up
vanity in bedroom. Was $89,995.
Now $76,995. Dusty's Camping'
World Call Kelly 863-521-1940


2009 Fleetwood Pulse 24A,
Class B Plus, Spacious RV with
Mod/Retro Decor. Bunk over cab.
2 TV's. $91,874 now $59,995
Dusty's Camping World. Call Kelly*
863-521-1940






2011 Fourwinds Serrano 31Z,,
Class A Diesel, Absolutely gor-
eous leather seating. Was
154,788, Now $94,995
Dusty's Camping World Call Kelly
863-521-1940
Classified Works! -


7370 CAMPERS/
TRAVEL TRAILERS





2012 Livin Lite Camplite CLTC
10, Truck Camper, Adorable RV
so lite and bright. If you have a
long bed truck...this is the
camper for you. Was $21,995,
Now $18,495. Dusty's Camping
World, Call Kelly, 863-521-1940


MEDICAL CAREERS BEGIN HERE
Train ONLINE for Allied Health and Medical Management.
Job placement assistance. Computer available.
Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized.
Call 888-203-3179
www.CenturaOnline.com


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