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Frostproof News

Frostproof's Hometown News for more than 85 years 7


Volume 93 Number 1


USPS NO 211-260


Frostproof, Polk County Florida 33843


FrostproofElementary honorsfallen brethren, page 11
Copyright 2012 Sun Coast Media Group, Inc.


New faces in familiar places


Top 10 local stories of 2012 recall triumphs and


By BRIAN ACKLEY
BACKLEY @HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM
As Frostproof area residents look for-
ward to 2013, a look back at 2012 showed
some new faces in very important places.
There was sad news, with continued
fatalities on U.S. Highway 27 which has
claimed 11 lives since October, 2011, and
glad news with the announcement of
new principals at two of the city's three
schools.
A look back at the Top Ten stories of
the Greater Frostproof Area in 2012:
10. Bikefest
A new event debuted in Frostproof,
and brought lots of visitors and dollars
here. While February's Orange Blossom
Festival continues to grow each year, the
first-ever Frostproof Bikefest brought
in hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts,
helping raise some $8,000 for Riding With
Angels, a charity founded by Rosemary
Smith of Frostproof which helps families
in need with funeral expenses of people
who died in motorcycle accidents.
She founded the organization in
memory of her own son, who lost in life


in a bike accident in 2005. The second
annual event is scheduled for March 23.
9. Missing manger
Frostproof got attention for the wrong
reasons this holiday season when Baby
Jesus and a donkey went missing from
the city's nativity scene. Although local
law enforcement checked out several
would-be leads, none of them turned
out to be fruitful, and the items are still
missing.
The story was picked up by media
across Florida and across the country,
including lengthy features in the Tampa
Bay Times and Orlando Sentinel.
The New York Daily News, naturally,
led their account of the story this way,
'Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
Jesus got picked up by someone who
fled."
8. Man, Woman of the Year
Probably long overdue, two stalwarts
of the local business community Bob
O'Hara and Dede LeFils were honored
in November as Frostproof's Man and
Woman of the Year.


tragedies


PHOTO BY BRIAN ACKLEY
New Frostproof Elementary School principal Dart Meyers reviews information with Melinda Gravley.


LeFils parents took over Watson's
Pharmacy in the late 1940's. She and her
husband Jim run the store/pharmacy to-
day. O'Hara moved into the empty Griffin
Ford building and brings a national
reputation and following to the area for


his restoration work on classic vehicles.
Both are big supporters of many city
events and many local fund-raising
efforts.
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GPS tracking popular to

protect manger scenes


By SUSAN JACOBSON
ORLANDO SENTINEL
Believers ask, "What would Jesus do?"
In the little city of Frostproof, however,
people are asking, "Where would Jesus go?"
A plastic baby Jesus, accompanied by a
plywood donkey, vanished from his manger
sometime after the annual Christmas
parade Dec. 1.
"It kind of makes you wonder about
people no respect," said FrostproofVice
Mayor Anne Dickinson, who has lived in
this rural community in Polk County for
most of her 81 years.
Apparently, Jesus has become something
of a modem-day wandering Jew and not
just in Frostproof.


In 2007 in the South Florida village of
Wellington, a donated Italian-ceramic Jesus
worth about $1,800 went AWOL, village
Deputy Manager John Bonde said. So did a
replacement
Then a worker in the Public Works
Department thought, hey, why not use a
GPS tracker from our fleet to keep tabs on
Jesus?
It worked. When he was kidnapped in
2008, Jesus was found in someone's living
room within hours. By 2009, pranksters had
caught on. A GPS map showed him travel-
ing around the community center, pool and
tennis courts.
"That was pretty funny, pretty
GPS 15


By JAMES COULTER
NEWS CORRESPONDENT
During the dedication ceremony
for the Alice Faye Smith Media Center
at Ben Hill Griffin Jr. Elementary on
earlier this month, teachers and staff
sang "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge
in honor of the woman to whom the
center was posthumously dedicated.
How appropriate.
From the day the school first
opened up, until her retirement and
death, former principal Alice Faye
Smith treated her staff and students


like family and motivated them to do
their best.
"She was a friend, a sounding
board, a shoulder to cry on, a mother,
and yet she found time to be a
principal," third grade teacher Rosa
Hampton said.
Smith was born March 5, 1944
in Statesboro, Ga. After graduating
Roosevelt High School in Lake Wales,
she obtained her bachelor's degree
from Bethune-Cookman College and
her master's degree in education from


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Music Series at the Ramon
The Ramon Theater will kick off its
annual music series with "Sweethearts of
Branson" with Denny and Shelia Renee
Yeary. Known as "Mr. Entertainment" in
Branson, Denny's deep baritone voice
has been a memorable part of Branson
entertainment. He'll appear with his
beautiful and talented wife, Sheila
Renee. Advance tickets are $15 each, or
$20 at the door. A season subscription
for the six-concert series is available for
$60. Contact the Ramon at 863-635-7222
or go online at www.ramontheater.com
for more information.

MONDAY, Jan. 7
City Council
The Frostproof City Council will have
a regularly scheduled meeting start-
ing at 6 p.m. in city hall. The council


normally meets on the first and Third
Monday of each month.

THURSDAY, Jan. 10
Library Concert
The unique banjo and washboard duo
"Cracked Walnuts" will offer their unique
brand of music and entertainment at the
Latt Maxcy Memorial Library at 6:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public. Their show
will focus on entertaining tunes from the
Civil War era.

* SATURDAY, Jan. 12
The Repeatles
One of the Ramon's most popular
annual shows is back as The Repeatles
bring their unique talents to the
theater's stage, featuring 1950s-60s
tunes by the likes of the Beatles, Buddy
Holly, Everly Brothers and Ricky Nelson.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the'


door. For information or tickets, go
to www.ramontheater.com or call the
Ramon office at 863-635-7222.

* SATURDAY, Jan. 19
Kenyon Lockery in Concert
Mel Tillis protege and label country
singer Kenyon Lockery will be back in
Frostproof for a return engagement at
the American Legion Post 95 Memorial
Auditorium in city hall. The show starts
at 7 p.m. and presale tickets are just $10
each. They are on sale now at city hall,
or by calling 635-7855. Proceeds will
benefit auditorium restoration efforts.

* MONDAY, Jan. 21
City council
The Frostproof City Council is
scheduled to meet in regular session at
6 p.m. at city hall. The group regularly
schedules meeting for the first and third


Monday of each month.

* SATURDAY, Jan. 26
Penny Sings Patsy Cline
Extraordinary singer and show-
woman Penny Eckman presents her
special Patsy Cline tribute at the Ramon
Theater starting at 67 p.m. Tickets $15
in advance, $20 at the door. Go to www.
ramontheater.com for more informa-
tion, or tickets, or call 635-7222.

* SATURDAY, Feb. 2
"Friends of Jazz"
Friends of Jazz, with Greg Taillon (of
Porchdogs fame) will present Broadway
standards, ballads and dance tunes audi-
ence members love to hear and sing along
with. For tickets, visit www.ramontheater.
com or the theater box office at 11 E. Wall
Street. Call 863-635-7222 for info. Tickets
$15 in advance, $20 day of show.


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Local church hopes to extend 'reason for the season'


By BRIAN ACKLEY
BACKLEY @ HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM
A Frostproof church is hoping that the
influence of Baby Jesus will extend far
beyond the holiday season this year.
First Presbyterian Church will
be offering a special seven-week
"Christianity Explored" community
outreach program starting Jan. 15. To
make it as easy as possible for people
to attend, there is no cost, and dinner
and child care will be provided free of
charge as well.
Pastor Buzzy Elder says the effort is
something the church has been talking


about for a while, and is hopeful that
the program will reach believers and
nonbelievers alike.
"It covers a non-Christian, who knows
very little about the Bible, all the way up
to very mature Christians. It would be a
benefit to anybody in that spectrum of
folks," Elder said. All course materials,
including Bibles for those who do not
have them, are free. Each evening starts
with dinner at 6 p.m.
Elder said that those who participate
can do so at their own pace and com-
fort level.
"Nobody is going to be required to
either read or even talk. If they feel


uncomfortable, we'd rather them just
contribute just when and how they
want to," he said.
Much of the material is based on the
gospel of Mark. Weekly topics to be ex-
plored include things like Who is Jesus,
why did Jesus come to earth and what
does Jesus expect of his followers?
"It is not a Presbyterian, it's not
Baptist or Methodist. It's multide-
nominational," Elder explained. "The
important thing here is promoting
Christianity. This is for anybody that
is in a Sunday School class, another
Bible study who go to other churches,
we're trying to get the program to


Officials speak out against Lake Wales casino idea


By BILL ROGERS
BROKERS @ HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM
It would basically be a waste of time
for the city of Lake Wales to try to bring
a casino here.
The message from the State
Attorney's Office to the Lake Wales City
Commission is that casino gambling in
Florida is a legislative function and not
a municipal decision.
Brad Copley, assistant state at-
torney, attended the Dec. 18 meeting
of the commission, which was going
to discuss including a question about
a casino on the ballot in the April
election. The idea had been broached
earlier in December by Lake Wales
Mayor Mike Carter as an idea to help
reuse the Grand Hotel, where a rede-
velopment project has stalled.
Copley told the commission that


gambling is controlled by the state
Legislature and the Seminole Tribe of
Florida.
Copley said the Tribe would be "very
hesitant" to have a competitor because
that's how they make money.
Brian Haas, who is also an assistant
state attorney and spokesman for the
office, said Wednesday it saw media
reports about the casino issue in Lake
Wales. Haas said, "it concerned us"
because it involves vice.
Several people showed up for the
meeting, presumably many who
wanted to speak against the idea. They
didn't have to say a word as a result of
Copley's comments. The commission
didn't vote on the matter.
"It wasn't in our purview to bring it
up," Commissioner Chris Lutton said.
Lutton said he was disappointed that
a lot people came to the meeting and


added, "we kind of wasted their time."
Commissioner Betty Wojcik said
over 80 percent of the emails and
phone calls she received were against
the casino. She said Lake Wales is a
family-oriented community. and it
would be inappropriate to put some-
thing like that here.


the community of Frostproof, we're
just trying to get people more excited
about Christ and what He has done
for us."
For more information, or to reserve a
spot, call the church at 863-635-3955.
Elder and the Frostproof Ministerial
Association have been working to-
gether to better spread the good word in
Frostproof. Recently, the group initiated
its Fifth Sunday series of community
services, held Sunday evenings in each
month where there are five Sundays. In
September, a crowd of more than 200
showed up at the Ramon Theater for the
service.


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With a dash of optimism, a New Year economic
forecast for our part of the world shows up in this
space every year. When our principal concern is jobs
and the inflation rate, our forecast record is as good
as or better than the economists with their math-
ematical models. Not so in 2008. While concerned
about some warning signs from debt statistics, the
forecast for 2008 missed the severity of the real estate
bubble and the Great Recession. We had company.
While not true during this long real estate and
debt-induced recession, Florida, usually fares better
than the nation's economy. We start growing again
at a faster pace than the nation as retirees continue
to seek the sunshine. That appears to be happening
now.
For hints at the direction of the nation's economy,
the Consumer Conference Board's Leading Index is
one of the most reliable indicators. Its 10 components
include employment trends, manufacturers' new
orders including consumer goods, building permits,
stock prices, the money supply, cost of debt, and
consumer confidence expectations.
The Board's leading indicator showed modest
gains in September and October but fell back 2/10th
percent in November. It stands at 95.8. A happier eco-
nomic year, 2004, indexed at 100. Perhaps consumer
confidence is shaken by the dysfunction of Congress
in dealing with taxes, spending and the fiscal cliff.
It is also worth looking at our gross domestic
product, the GDP, as measured in current dollars.


Our Viewpoint
Also important is the amount of debt the average
household is carrying. The inflation rate continues
to merit attention. However, for us, nothing is more
important than Florida's population growth.
Nationally, housing starts for the three months
ending in November were the strongest they have
been since the 2008 crash. Home sales in Florida,
both new and resales, are moving up, as are their
deflated prices.
On Wednesday, Standard & Poor's released the
respected Case-Shiller Index, which reflects apples-
to-apples home price changes for 20 cities. The index
shows prices up 4.5 percent over last year and up
8.5 percent in Miami. The inventory of brand new
homes is at the lowest level in 50 years.
On the cautionary side, as important as unem-
ployment and the fiscal cliff is our credit card debt.
It averages about $7,200 per household. But more
critical, half the households have no long-term
credit card debt, meaning those that do average over
$15,000. Not anything they can clear up in the next
month or two. Before the crash, credit card debt was
often repaid by an easy-to-acquire mortgage refi-
nancing. On the positive side, over the last two years
that overhanging credit card debt has been reduced
by over $2,000 per household.
However, much of that reduction in the average has


been achieved through defaults rather than repay-
ment. For a large minority of consumers there is little
borrowing capacity to fuel GDP growth.
On the flip side, many of our retirees looking at an
increase in wealth from a recovered stock market are
ready to satisfy a pent-up demand for new cars or a
delayed retirement. Credit card companies are able
to borrow at unusually low rates and charge very high
fees for late payments and some usurious balance
rates. Count on them to continue to make the growth
in credit card debt easy to acquire.
It may not be healthy for the household but in the
short term it helps fuel the recovery. The Conference
Board believes GDP growth for the year ending this
week will finish at 2.3 percent. Their forecast for next
year is 1.6 percent, and for 2014, 2.4 percent.
Our population is growing again. Last year we
added a quarter million new residents. New homes
mean construction jobs. A growing retirement
population means an ancillary growth in jobs to
service that population from nurses to auto repairers
to restaurant staff to plumbers, electricians and yard
maintenance.
The forecast is for a year of above-average growth
fueled by population growth, home resales and
new home construction. Fairly robust retail sales
will follow this activity with new jobs created in our
economy. At Sun Coast Media Group newspapers,
we are forecasting retail sales growth of better than
5 percent.


In a perfect world


For many years, my last column of
the year was a prediction of what the
year ahead might hold, especially in the
political world.
Most years, I got eight or nine of my
10 predictions right. That's because
I relied heavily on tips from political
insiders, as I acknowledged at the time.
You know who you are, and I thank
you.
When I retired three years ago, I
dropped that tradition, and have not
found a new one.
Last week, I had an idea. I try not to
do that too often, since I don't know
how many functioning brain cells I have
left.
My idea was simply this: declare what
would happen in the year ahead if this
were a perfect world, loosely defined as
how things would work out if I got my
way.
Join me for a couple of minutes, OK?

In a perfect world:
Cell phones would turn off auto-
matically when crossing the threshold
into a restaurant, movie theater, church,
or other public place.
When the cable company told you
that the cable guy would be at your
home "tomorrow between 1 and 5,"
you could reply, "Fine. Tell him that if
I'm not there, he can call me, and I will
meet him within four hours after I get


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

his call."
When the airport security guy
prepares to do a pat down, you could
say, "Fine. First I'll pat you down."
Telephone companies would
publish phone books again, instead of
charging you for directory assistance
calls.
The "Do Not Call" list would work.
Gas prices would drop to $2 a gal-
lon. Wait ... in a perfect world, make it
50 cents.
Banks would resume paying realistic
interest rates instead of finding new
fees to charge.
Service businesses would be run
by the receptionists and secretaries
who have friendly greetings for every
customer, and retail establishments
would be run by the cashiers who can
still smile after eight hours at a cash
register.
"Made in America" labels would
become commonplace, not the


rare exception.
"Iconic" would be banned from the
language. It has become so overused
that it no longer has meaning.
Weather forecasters would give you
the forecast without always apologizing
that it's too hot, too cold, too wet, or too
dry. And they would quit laughing at
their own jokes like they were the funni-
est thing since twins learning to walk.
Talk show moderators would let
us learn what their guests think, and
keep their argumentative opinions to
themselves.
Reference to "baby bumps" that
includes rumors, speculation, and pho-
tos would be forbidden. Tasteless.


Term limits would be imposed for all
elective offices.
Every college team in America
would lose at least one game except
FSU and UF, which would tie and be
declared co-national champions.
Old people and young people would
spend more time talking to each other.
The old ones have many stories to tell,
if only they can find someone to listen
to them.


(S. L. Frisbie is retired. As a young
man, his great-grandfather, who lived
to the age of 90, knew Wyatt Earp. S. L.
never asked him about it.)


The Frostproof News
Jim Gouvellis Publisher
SAileen Hood General Manager Paul Northrop Sales Manager Jeff Roslow Editor Brian Ackley Managing Editor


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imaginative," Bonde said.
A NewYork City company, BrickHouse
Security, had the sanie idea. This is the
seventh year for its Saving Jesus program.
"Jesus saves, but who's saving Jesus?" the
company asks in its promotion.


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country and decided to offer GPS trackers
free as a holiday goodwill gesture, mostly
to churches and other nonprofits. They've
been used for decorations and at least one
menorah, but baby Jesus is by far the most
popular target, he said.
Hundreds of groups have used the
service, and not one Jesus has gone for a


joy ride under its protection, said Marc
Horowitz, the company's editorial director.
The key is to publicize the GPS so practical
jokers are warned that finding Jesus would
be a snap.
"If you're out and you've had a couple of
drinks and you're looking to pull a prank,
this would not be a good idea," Horowitz
advised.
In Frostproof, City Council member
Diana Webster-Biehl replaced the missing


Messiah with a doll her 38-year-old daugh-
ter cuddled as a baby, but she hasn't given
much thought to trying a GPS to prevent
another abduction.
"Maybe we should think about it,"
Vice Mayor Dickinson said. "Catch them
red-handed."
As of the end of last week, Frostproof city
officials say the doll and plywood donkey
that was also taken at the same time,
remain missing.


2012
FROM PAGE 1

7. Business growth,
but not here
City officials continue to be frustrat-
ed in efforts to bring a large investment
to the local business scene, despite the
fact that several neighboring com-
munities have large projects that are up
and running or on the way, including
Legoland in Winter Haven, Streamsong
Resort just west of Fort Meade and the
CSX rail transfer station between Lake
Wales and Bartow.
Although rising tides lift all boats,
there hasn't been a significant busi-
ness investment in the city since the
Ferguson distribution warehouse was
built in 2008. Efforts to have a success-
ful grocery store have been difficult
as well, both with Foodway's closing,
opening and closing again, to a push
to have a market chain like Sav-A-Lot
locate a store here.
Streamsong, when fully opened next
fall (the golf courses and clubhouse are
open now) is expected to employ over
300. CSX is expected to have about 100
full time workers at their facility when
it is completed, and hundreds, if not
thousands, more could happen when
hundreds of acres around the site are
expected to be built up with vari-
ous warehousing and transportation
facilities.

6. Polk State Eyes Frostproof
At present, Polk State College's nearest
class offerings are 15 miles away in Lake
Wales. That might change if a study that
is expected to be wrapped up this month
shows that college classes might be
feasible in Frostproof.
The college is examining the idea of
converting unused rooms at Frostproof
City Hall, which is the old high school, to
college classrooms. The cost of actually
updating the rooms for classes would,
have to come from an outside source,
according to the school, which recently
took over operations at the former Lake
Wales Arts Center, where Polk State paid
renovation costs.
The city and a fundraising commit-
tee have renovated the old auditorium
already, although funds are still be raised
for that effort.


5. Relay nears milestone
There was a new home for the
community's Relay for Life community
event which raises money to help fund
cancer research. The annual event
which previously was held at the high
school track moved to the more cozy
and centrally located confines of the
Wall Street Play Park in 2012, where it
will remain for the 2013 event which
will be held April 5 and 6.
The Relay will celebrate its 10th an-
niversary this year, and is reaching an
impressive milestone, having collected
almost one-quarter of a million dollars
in its first nine years.
Under the guidance of chairman
Chuck Thornton last year, the 2012
effort raised over $20,000, a figure that
this year's chairman Sandra Sackett is
gunning to eclipse!

4. Family Life Church
thinks big
One local project that did get off the
ground in 2012 was construction of a
new sanctuary for Family Life Church,
just south of the high school. The
church bought more than 14 acres, and
is putting up its first building on the lot
now.
But the plans are mighty big. The
church is hoping to eventually expand
into a six-building campus with the
centerpiece being a new sanctuary that
would hold almost 1,000 people.
Other buildings would include uses
like youth ministry and a gymnasium.

3. Ben Hill Griffin III Donation
Continuing his family's long history of
educational philanthropy, Frostproof's
Ben Hill Griffin III donated $1 million to
Our Children's Academy in Lake Wales.
The academy was founded based
on the belief by the founders, board of
trustees, staff and administration that
early intervention is critical to helping
children with special needs. They need a
safe, positive and nurturing learning en-
vironment to develop communication
skills, social skills, academic/technical
skills and their self-confidence, accord-
ing to their website.
Griffin explained to reporters part of
the reason behind his gift, speaking of a
son who had special needs due to oxygen
deprivation. The doctors did not give him
long to live, yet he lived to the age of 27.


FILE PHOTO
From music to food and games, there was something for everyone at the 2012 Frostproof Relay for Life.


"In his case, he did have the benefit of
getting the services he needed, but not
everyone does. The public schools are
doing the best they can, but just don't
have the resources for the one-to-one
attention that's needed," he said. The ex-
perience with his own son really "brings
this close to home and creates empathy
with others in that situation," Griffin said.

2. New principals
Two of Frostproof's three schools got
new principals in 2012, which is always
big news in a small community.
At the middle senior high school, Kyle
Windham returned to the campus as its
new leader, replacing Stephen White who
retired. A Lake Wales native, Windham
taught math at the school in the late
1990s, and he met his wife Lynn there.
She was a guidance counselor.
At Frostproof Elementary, Dart Meyers
was tabbed to replace KimVanHook,
who was assigned by county officials
to Dundee Elementary school to help
improve their state grade. It was a home-
coming of sorts for Meyers, too, since he
had spent time previously as assistant
principal at Ben Hill Griffin Jr. Elementary.

1. Deaths on U.S. Highway 27
A seemingly unprecedented string of


auto accidents on U.S. 27 continued to
take local lives. Since October, 2011, 10
people have lost their lives on a stretch of
that highway west of Frostproof, between
U.S. Highway 98 and County Road 640.
There was a nine-vehicle pile up in
the early morning hours of March 6.
Motorcyclist Fred Wood of Frostproof
lost his life in the accident which was
blamed on thick fog.
Another wrenching accident oc-
curred Oct. 29 when young mother
Candy Ocampo Greathouse lost her
life, as did her three-month old daugh-
ter Leilani. Another daughter, three
year old Arianna, was airlifted to a
Tampa hospital in "extremely critical"
condition, but miraculously survived
and continues to rehabilitate from the
tragedy.
The road's horrific recent deadly
history was the subject of a series of
stories in June in the Frostproof News.
Shortly after Sheriff Grady Judd
surveyed the grisly March scene one
more deadly reminder to reinforce its
Bloody 27 nickname he said what
many think about how drivers behave
on that 8.1-mile stretch.
"This is a wide-open stretch of road.
The speed limit I think is 65 miles per
hour. People drive like people want to
drive," Judd said.


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passed away
Monday, Dec. 24,
2012 peacefully .A -
at his home due
to cancer.
Douglas was -
born Dec. 26,1941
in Ozark, Ala. to
the late Thomas
A. and Agnes E.
(Johnston) Ard Douglas Ard
and has been a
lifelong resident of the area. He was a
retired Welder in agriculture. Douglas
was an avid hunter and fisherman,
enjoyed spending time with his kids,
grandkids and family. He served in the
US Army and was of the Baptist faith. He
was known as "Grandpa" to many.


Survivors include his wife, Rose
M. Ard of 51 years; daughter, Anita
(Ron) Thomas of Lake Wales; son,
Steve (Julie) Ard of Lake Wales; sisters,
Joan Underwood of Lake Wales, Lisa
Brackett of Newton, Ala.; 5 grand-
children, Jason, Chris (Jacki), Darrell
(Mellissa), Trevor (Tiffany) and Tracey
(Ritchie); 3 great grandchildren,
Makenzie, Carson, Tristen and several
nieces and nephews. Funeral services
will be held 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012
at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home
with Rev. Stephen Bolden officiating.
Family will receive friends Friday
evening from 5 p.m. until service time.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home of Lake
Wales is in charge of local arrange-
ments. Condolences may be sent to the
family at www.marionnelsonfuneral
home.com.


Virginia Greene
(Jita) Lassiter
died Monday,
Dec. 24, 2012 at
her home from
cancer.
Virginia was
born in Perry
Fla., July 26, 1922
to Dr. and Mrs.
R.J. Greene. She :
graduated from
Florida State Virginia Greene (Jita)
College for Lassiter
Women (now known as Florida State
University), and then earned her
master's in Library Science from Univ. of
North Carolina Chapel Hill. She moved
to Lake Wales in 1946 as the High School
librarian. Married to Robert E. Lassiter,
Jr. in Dec. of 1952, Virginia was active in
securing funds to build the Lake Wales
Public Library. She was an original
member of the Lake Wales Library
Association Board, and served on the
board for over 50 years. Tina Peak, the
Public Librarian was quoted saying "For
the past 30 years that I have been the
Lake Wales Library Director, Jita Lassiter
has been my mentor and professional
colleague. I have been taught by the best
and I am humbled that she considers
me a colleague and friend. Jita's guid-
ance and opinions have helped make
the Lake Wales Public Library what it is
today." She was also active in the Lake


Wales Care Center as a volunteer for
many years and a past board member.
Virginia served on the Lake Wales YMCA
board, past President of the Lake Wales
Woman's Club, served as the member-
ship chairperson of AAUW, and was a
member of PE.O. A member of the First
United Methodist Church of Lake Wales
for over 50 years, Virginia was a youth
Sunday school teacher, past president
of the Altar Guild, Worship Chairman,
Chairman of Council on Ministries,
Board of Trustees, Stephen Minister, and
president of her Sunday school class for
over 27 years.
She received the Lifetime
Achievement Award from the Lake
Wales Chamber of Commerce in 2008.
Virginia is survived by her son
Ed Lassiter, his wife Renee, and their
children Ryan and Dana, and her
daughter Sallie Lassiter Schroeder and
her children Heather and Bryan.
A memorial celebration of Virginia's
life will be held Sunday, December
30th at 3:30 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church Lake Wales. A recep-
tion will follow in the Fellowship Hall
for friends to gather.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be
sent to Lake Wales Care Center, 140 E.
Park Ave., Lake Wales, Fla. 33853, or
Lake Wales Public Library, 290 Cypress
Garden Lane, Lake Wales, Fla. 33853.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.


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Vicki M. Britton, 63 of Lakeland,
Fla. passed awayWednesday, Dec. 26,
2012 at Good Shepherd Hospice in
Auburndale.
She was born Sept. 18, 1949 in Maine
to the late Jim and Mary (Young) Vest
and has been a resident of Lakeland for
7 years moving here from Sebring. She
was a retired registered Nurse and of
the Baptist faith.
Survivors include her daughter,
Tammy Barton of LaBelle, Fla., sons,
Douglas Wyrosdick (lifelong partner
Loretta Donovan) of Lake Wales, Bill
Britton of Lakeland, Fla.; brothers,


Andrew Vest of Lake Wales, Harvey Vest
of Oklahoma; grandchildren, Cassie
Lopez, Justin Barton, Tryston Britton,
Susie Wyrosdick, Charles Donovan,
Richard Donovan, Emily Donovan;
great grandchildren, Maria Steve,
Antonio Lopez, Jay Jay Barton.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m.,
Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at the Marion
Nelson Funeral Home. Interment will be
held at the Lake Wales Cemetery. Family
will receive friends on Monday, Dec. 31,
2012 from 10 a.m. until service time.
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"Mama Lou," age 93, died Wednesday,
Dec. 19, 2012 at her home. She was
born July 2, 1919, in Lancaster County,
the daughter of the late Richard Baxter
Robinson and Daisy Juliana Bennett
Robinson and was the wife of the late Rev.
Robert Alexander Davis Whitesides.
Mrs. Whitesides grew up in Lancaster
and graduated from Winthrop College.
She married in 1943 and she volunteered
along with her husband for missionary
service in 1945. They served, primarily in
Tampico on the Gulf Coast of Mexico, until
1970. Upon return to the United States,
she supported her husband's ministry in
several churches in Sumter, SC, Lexington,
Va. in Winter Haven and Lake Wales, Fla.
They ultimately returned to Lancaster in
2002. She was known as a woman of faith,
devoted to her family and her church. She
loved to travel and to hear and read about
places around the world. Mrs. Whitesides
is survived by her children: Bob Whitesides
(Becky) of Hopewell, Va.; Dan Whitesides
(Mary) and Jim Whitesides (Wendy)
both of Charlotte, N.C. Harriett Navarre
(John) of Kansas City, Mo.; Daisy Rearick
(Jim) of Kirksville, Mo.; and Becky Shipp
(Randy) of Frankfort, Ky. -17 grandchil-
dren: Sandy(Kristin) Whitesides, Russell
(Nicole) Whitesides, Tony Whitesides,
MaryWhitesides, Daniel Whitesides,
John Navarre, Carmen Navarre, Harriett
Navarre, Jackie Navarre, Aimee Navarre,


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Robert Cheshire, 71, died Thursday,
Dec. 27, 2012 at Good Shepherd
Hospice in Auburndale.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home is
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Ross Rearick (Natalie), Will Rearick (Tracy),
Ben Rearick, Rachel Inyama (Uzo),
Andrew Shipp, Kathryn Whitesides, and
MollyWhitesides 3 great grandchildren:
Isaac and SamuelWhitesides, Zoe Rearick.
Mrs. Whitesides was preceded in death
by a sister, Elizabeth Freeze, and 3 broth-
ers, RB Robinson, Cloud Robinson and
Ralph Robinson.
The Celebration of Life Funeral Service
for Mrs. Whitesides will be 3 p.m., Sunday,
December 30,2012 at Shiloh ARP Church
by Rev. Mark Miller and assisted by Rev.
Jim Mitchell. Burial will follow in the
church cemetery.
The family is especially indebted to
a remarkable team of caregivers who
assisted Mrs. Whitesides in living out her
last year in her own home: She loved each
of these amazing women: Linda Plyler,
Mary Smith, RayneVarnadore, Ronda
Abbot, Sandra Griffin, Bobbie Whitt, Renee
Wallace, Elizabeth Wallace, Marsha Reeves,
Carol Bailey, Tammy Coan, Debbie Cowart
and Belinda Payne.
The Family of Mrs. Whitesides will re-
ceive friends from 2 -3 p.m. in the church
Family Life Center and the family suggests
memorials be made to Shiloh ARP Church,
346 Shiloh Unity Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.
An online guest register is available on
the obituaries page at www.hartley
burgess.com. Hartley- Burgess Funeral
Home & Crematory of Lancaster is caring
for the family of Mrs. Whitesides.


Melvin 'Mel'

Marine

Melvin "Mel" Marine, 84, of Lake
Wales, Florida, died on Saturday, Dec.
15, 2012, at his home.
Arrangements by Johnson Funeral
Home, Lake Wales.






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Cathy Lee Huggins


Cathy Lee Huggins, 63, of Lake Wales
passed away Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at
the Somers Hospice House in Sebring.
She was born Aug. 19, 1949 in
Batavia, N.Y.; and came here 28 years
ago from Palatka, Fla. She was a CNA at
The Groves Center and was a member
of the Central Avenue Baptist Church.
Cathy was preceded in death by her
father, Wilford H. Wilcox.
Survivors include her sons, Raymond
Harold Huggins, Steve Edward Huggins,
Dwayne Scott Huggins and Brian Lee
Huggins all of Lake Wales; mother,
Betty L. Wilcox of Lake Wales; two


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Iris Johnson Kirkland of Lake Wales
passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at the
Lake Wales Medical Center. She was 58.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.


sisters, Linda Hatton and Gail Howell
both of Lake Wales; two brothers, David
Lee Wilcox of Lake Wales and Ronnie
Wilcox of North Carolina; eleven grand-
children and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 2:30 p.m. un-
til the funeral service at 3:30 p.m. Saturday,
Dec. 29, 2012 at the Central Avenue Baptist
Church. Interment will follow at the Lake
Wales Cemetery. Condolences may be sent
to the family and the webcast of the service
can be viewed at www.marionnelson
funeralhome.com.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.


Robert L. Meeks

Robert L. Meeks of Lakeland, Fla.,
passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at
the Lakeland Regional Medical Center.
He was 73.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home
in Lake Wales is handling the
arrangements.


Olivia 'Libby' Edwards


Olivia "Libby"
Edwards was
called home by
our Lord on Dec.
28, 2012.
She was born
Feb.29, 1976.
Olivia is
survived by one
daughter, Carole
Ann Frymire
of Lake Wales,
Fla.; two sons,


Olivia Edwards


Charles (Bubba) Bass of Lake Wales,
Fla., and Cameron James Key of
LaGrange, Ga.; brothers, Perry Powell
and Bradly Edwards of Lakeland,
Fla.; Jimmy L. Edwards and Roger L.
Edwards of Bartow, Fla.; sisters Dianna
Edwards and Dorothy (Jenay) Hartzog
of Bartow, and Jackie Campbell of Polk
City, Fla.
A memorial service is at 1 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the Central
Church of Christ, 142 Avenue C SW,
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away, too, as they made special Christmas cards for Army Sgt. Charles Knight, a Frostproof
native and son of Frostproof Middle Senior High School teacher Holly McCraw. Knight is a
combat engineer stationed in Afghanistan. Here, teacher Catherine Ogburn lends a helping
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New laws take effect in Florida


By DREW WINCHESTER
DWINCHESTER@ SUN-HERALD.COM

Several new laws kicked into effect
in Florida Tuesday including 'the Safe
Harbor Act, which is aimed at better
protecting kids who might be victims of
sexual abuse; along with new legisla-
tion that no longer makes it illegal for
motorists to flash their headlights to
warn other drivers that police are lurk-
ing somewhere ahead.
PIP coverage is required under all
auto-insurance policies in Florida,
covering 80 percent of any medical bills
up to $10,000 and 60 percent of lost
wages, along with providing a $10,000
death benefit.


Originally enacted in 1971, the new
changes to the law look to cut down
insurance fraud, and, in turn, to cut
back on insurance rates for drivers; but
at least one local insurance agent thinks
that if rates aren't impacted as soon as
six months, then the law has not been
written properly to protect rate-payers.
Changes to the law include: initial
treatments for motorists who experi-
ence an accident must be done within
14 days of the wreck, putting a timeline
on what was an open-ended process;
all initial treatments must be provided
by a licensed physician at the physi-
cian's office or hospital facility, instead
of at pain-management clinics or chi-
ropractic offices; and massage therapy
and acupuncture no longer are covered


under the new law.
According to attorney Russell Kirshy,
who handles criminal defense, along.
with personal-injury and auto-accident
cases in the 20th Judicial Circuit, the
new law is a 'money grab' by insurance
companies that will limit the way to
make a claim on your own insurance.
He said an attorney should be advis-
ing his clients to get to an emergency
room or a doctor as soon as possible
to document the injuries, and do-
ing so will protect your rights as a
policyholder.
But Kirshy thinks the new legisla-
tion ultimately is aimed at lawyer-and
doctor-referral services that are trying
to accomplish everything in-house,
providing a one-stop shop for the


lawyer and medical needs of motorists
injured in auto accidents.
"Insurance companies want to find
ways not to pay claims," Kirshy said.
"And a lot of people don't go to the
doctor immediately because they
think their injuries will get better or it
takes a while for the injuries to show
themselves."
In the business for nearly as long as the
PIP law has been in existence, insurance
agent Jack Alexander said the original
legislation, while the focus of good intent,
because has caused motorists' insurance
rates to skyrocket over the years.
What was once a benefit for a state
that had a lot of uninsured motorists
on the road, it since has turned into a
burden, he said.


Trayvon Martin death is Florida's top story of year


By MIKE SCHNEIDER
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ORLANDO Trayvon Martin's
shooting death was just a blip on the
local television news when it was
first reported on a soggy night in late
February.
But the questions the 17-year-old's
death raised over the following weeks
about gun control, race and equal
justice under the law helped make
it Florida's top story of 2012, well
ahead of Florida's election woes which
finished second, according to a poll of
newspaper editors conducted by The
Associated Press.
Martin was fatally shot by neigh-
borhood watch volunteer George
Zimmerman during a confrontation
in a gated community in the Orlando
suburb, Sanford. Zimmerman has
claimed self-defense under Florida's
controversial "stand-your-ground"
law, which gives broad legal protection
to anyone who says they used deadly
force because they feared death or
great bodily harm.
The former volunteer claimed Martin
tried to reach for Zimmerman's gun dur-
ing a struggle. Zimmerman is pleading
not guilty to second-degree murder, and
his trial is set for the middle of next year.
The shooting death originally was
covered in a routine crime-blotter
manner. But as Martin's parents grew
frustrated over the lack of an arrest,
they went public with their criticism of
the investigation by the Sanford Police
Department. The story gained inter-
national attention after the Sanford
Police Department released 911 calls
of neighbors reporting the shooting.
Cries for help could be heard on the
911 calls. Martin's parents claimed
they were from their son, proving that
he was being attacked. Zimmerman's
father said he had no doubts the cries
were those of his son, proving that he
was acting in self-defense.
Soon, Martin's face was everywhere:
on T-shirts, on placards raised at
protests around the nation demanding
Zimmerman's arrest and on television
shows around the world. President
Barack Obama weighed in on the
shooting. Thousands of protesters at
demonstrations wore hoodies similar
to what Martin wore when he was
fatally shot, and Rep. Bobby Rush
donned a hoodie during a speech on
the House floor to deplore his death.
Martin's death was the first shooting
of 2012 to raise questions about the
role of guns in U.S. society in a year in
which the massacre of school children
in Connecticut and movie patrons in
Colorado have pushed the issue to the
forefront. The 44-delay in Zimmerman's


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2012
arrest also raised questions about
race and equal justice under the law.
Martin's parents said Zimmerman
would have been arrested on the spot
if he had been black and Martin had
been white. Sanford police officials
said their hands were tied in arresting
Zimmerman on the spot because of the
"stand your ground" law. Zimmerman
wasn't charged with a crime until the
investigation was transferred to the
office of Jacksonville's prosecutor.
Civil rights leaders Al Sharpton,
Jesse Jackson and Ben Jealous took up
Martin's cause and talked about shaping
it into a movement to challenge "stand
your ground" laws around the nation.
These news items rounded out the
top 10 stories of the year:
2. Florida's long ballot and the short-
ening of early voting days were blamed
for long lines at Florida's polling places,
where some voters waited as long as
seven hours. Delays in counting votes
also were prevalent in South Florida
counties, and Florida's 29 electoral
weren't officially given to Obama until
four days after Election Day. Gov. Rick
Scott has urged lawmakers to review
election laws to determine if changes
are needed. Critics say a 2011 law that
reduced early voting days, as well as
a ballot packed with 11 constitutional
amendment questions, contributed to
Florida's election problems.
3. Thirteen Florida A&M march-
ing band members were charged in
connection to drum major Robert
Champion's hazing death in 2011.
Fallout from Champion's death rever-
berated throughout the year. University
officials enacted a long line of new
policies, including new requirements
for band membership and new require-
ments for all students at the school.
The school's longtime band director
and university president also resigned.
Champion's parents filed a lawsuit
contending university officials did not
take action to stop hazing even though
a school dean had proposed suspend-
ing the Marching 100 band just days
before their son died. The lawsuit also
alleges that school officials fell short in
enforcing anti-hazing policies.
4. Tampa hosted the 2012 Republican
National Convention, but unlike in
other host cities, Tampa's streets stayed
eerily quiet during the weeklong con-
vocation. Tampa had been gearing up


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for years to host the convention
Mitt Romney formally receive
party's nomination. Law enfoi
made plans to manage tens of
sands of protesters and local 1
es added staffers to handle th
of conventioneers. But the thr
Hurricane Isaac kept protest
and local business owners coi
that tight security resulted in
off streets and fenced-off side
discouraged delegates from p
their restaurants and shops.
5. It took four days of count
the winner was declared, but
Obama won Florida's 29 elect
after a hard fought campaign
nation's most populous swing
Obama beat Republican chall
Mitt Romney 50 percent to 49
cent, a difference of about 74,
That was over the half-percen
where a computer recount wo
been automatically ordered u
Romney had waived it. As it ti
Florida wasn't even needed fo
re-election win after Sunshin
voters had been told for month
their votes would make the di
in the race.
6. Wildfire smoke mixed wit
blanketed six-lane Interstate
Gainesville in an early Januar
ing, resulting in a massive pile
killed 11 people. Highway offi
closed the highway after the in
blanketing from smoke, but it
reopened shortly afterward. W
half hour, the first of six separ
crashes began, involving at le;
dozen cars, pickup trucks and
semitrailer trucks and a moto


Eleven people died, and 18 others
were hospitalized. An investigation
by the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement found errors but no
criminal violations in the decisions that
were made to reopen the highway. The
Florida Highway Patrol defended its
actions.
7. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld
key parts of Obama's health care
overhaul, rejecting an appeal by Florida
and other states. Florida officials must
decide whether to expand its Medicaid
rolls to offer coverage to more residents
and whether to set up a state-run
health exchange or allow the fed-
eral government to run the program.
Republican Gov. Rick Scott, a former
hospital chain executive, has been
AP PHOTO a vocal critic of the health care law.
with a Semi- He softened his stance after Obama's
hearing in re-election, signaling he wants to work
charged with together with federal officials, but is
ing death worried about the cost to taxpayers.
8. Florida voters rejected eight
of 11 constitutional amendments
on November's ballot. The rejected
on where amendments included proposals
rcd hs pushed by conservatives to restrict
cement abortion, allow taxpayer funding of
u thiou- religious schools, cap state revenue
business- and put the state on record as opposed
e influx to Obama's health care overhaul. The
eat of three amendments that won 60 percent
rs away, approval, which all amendments must
plamoed get to pass, were simple and easy to
walks that understand. They offered property tax
atrohizing breaks targeted to groups difficult to
oppose: disabled veterans, low-income
ing before seniors and spouses of military person-
President nel and first responders who have died
oralvotes while on duty.
in the 9. Hunting Deutsch, the executive di-
state. rector of Florida's jobs agency, abruptly
enger resigned in December after eight
.1 per- months on the job when questions
000 votes. were raised about jobless benefits he
it margin received before he was hired. Gov. Rick
)uld have Scott named his general counsel to take
unless over the job, becoming the third person
turned out, to lead the Department of Economic
r Obama's Opportunity which was created a
: State year ago. Questions were raised about
th that unemployment compensation Deutsch
fference received from September 2009 through
May 2011. That period included a time
h fog he was traveling in Europe and pre-
75 near sumably unavailable to work in Florida
y morn- as required.
eup that 10. An obscure legislative panel
cials had approved a plan to privatize medical
initial care at Florida's prisons. The plans were
was then challenged by three unions represent-
Vithin a ing some 2,600 state employees who
ate fatal stand to lose their jobs, and a judge in
ast a Tallahassee blocked plans in three of
Ia van, six Florida's four prison system regions.
home. State officials say they will appeal.


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SMITH
FROM PAGE 1

the University of South Florida.
She began her teaching career at
Ralph J. Bunch Elementary School in
1966 and was transferred to Babson
Park Elementary in 1968, where she
worked as a teacher and librarian
before being promoted to assistant
principal in 1972.
Under her leadership, Babson Park
Elementary became one of the top
elementary schools in the country,
Hampton said.
When Ben Hill Griffin Jr. Elementary
opened in 1993, Smith was chosen as
its principal, and though she had lim-
ited time and resources, she managed
to build the school from the ground up.
Since the very beginning, she mo-
tivated her staff to do their best, and
even encouraged some to return to
school and pursue their degrees so they
could further their careers.
One such staff member was third
grade teacher Rosa Hampton, who be-
gan as a cafeteria worker before Smith
recognized her potential and prompted
her to return to school for her teaching
degree.
"I owe it all to her, because if she
hadn't stayed on me about going back
to school, I probably would have still
been in the cafeteria," Hampton said.
As an avid reader, Smith made
reading top priority and had her staff
trained in the latest reading methods.
Every day, she would have the entire
school set aside one hour to read, and
would personally see to it that every-
one was reading. Known as D.E.A.R.
Time (Drop Everything and Read), this
hourly tradition continues even to this
day.
One of her toughest challenges


was during hurricanes Ivan, Charlie,
Frances, and Gene, which left the
school building in ruin and forced the
school to take residence within the
First Baptist Church.
Despite such harsh and trying
circumstances, Smith kept the school's
morale high and led them through it.
"We were packed into every room
in that church like sardines in a can,"
Hampton recalled. "And this is what
Faye Smith told her staff: 'I know we
are working under some difficult
circumstances but just get in there and
do what you have to do to get these
students where they need to be.'"
For four straight years, Ben Hill
Griffin Jr. school consistently ranked as
an A school.
Throughout her career, she treated
her staff and students like family and


fostered an intimate bond within the
school that allowed it to succeed.
"She cared about you so much that
you wanted to work harder for her, and
so I would have done anything for her
because I knew she would do anything
for me," guidance counselor Mary
McDowell said.
Whether in school or out of school,
she always cared about the best
interests of those she worked with and
always placed their interests before her
own.
"I remember being able to go into her
office and being able to sit down and
talk with her about anything, whether it
be personal or work-related," network
manager Alice Johnson said.
"I would run into her at maybe Wal-
Mart, and I'd see her, and I would look
in my buggy to see if I had anything


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Family."


cold, any ice cream or anything like
that, because I knew I'd better put it
back, because when I began talking
with Ms. Smith, we would be talking for
a long time," McDowell said.
Smith retired in 2005 but continued
to remain involved with the School
Advisory Committee up until her death
from cancer this August.
"Ben Hill will never be the same now
that she is gone, but she left a legacy
that will never be forgotten," Hampton
said.


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(Editor's Note: This is the first of se-
ries celebrating the 25th anniversary
of Florida's Natural, one of the Ridge's
largest employers with $650 million
in sales a year.)
To hear Walt Lincer tell it, Florida's
Natural owes its very existence to a
pair of very different businesses.
One, quite naturally, is supermar-
ket chain Winn Dixie. The other, not
so obvious, is Disney.
Lincer and co-worker Herb Bell
one day called on the supermarket
chain, hoping to sell them Donald
Duck juice, one of the Lake Wales
company's bread and butter product
in 1986. (And Disney's longest run-
ning commercially licensed products,
which is still produced to this day.)
"I thought there is no way they
won't buy it because I had very clever
ideas," Lincer recalled. "One, I had
Herb, who could sell snow to an
Eskimo and two, I was going to give
it to them for free."
It did not go well.
"I got two answers. No, and don't
bother coming back," he added. "As
you can imagine, we weren't real
thrilled. As we were walking out of
their office, in one of those moments
in life that happens, Herb says,
'Maybe what we ought to try is a
brand like Tropicana not-from-con-
centrate.' It was a fortuitous remark.
I'd like to say we did lots of focus
groups and research and we got into
the minds of consumers and they
told us what to do. But the reality is,
we were tying to sell Donald Duck."
Lincer was the first in a long line of
skeptics that needed convincing that
Bell had rung up a winner for their
parent company, Citrus World, which
dates back in Lake Wales to 1933.
Today, there are more than 1,000
member growers that cover more
than 50,000 acres of citrus as part
of the Florida's Natural cooperative,
which includes Frostproof's Ben Hill
Griffin, Inc.
If you see an orange growing
around Frostproof, or being trans-
ported through the city, there's a
pretty good chance it will end up on
your breakfast table soon under the
Florida's Natural label.
"For about five minutes, I told him
why that was a bad idea. It's too ex-
pensive, the technology to store it is
very difficult, there's no reason why
we'd do this," Lincer continued. But
after thinking about it on the ride to


the airport, Lincer changed his mind.
"I think I had convinced Herb it
was a bad idea. One of the reasons
is six months out of the year, you
have to store the product. But I got
on the plane and it dawned on me all
the reasons not to do this were the
reasons to do it," Lincer said.
Bell said it wasn't more than a
couple of days later that, "lo and
behold, to my surprise, he called me
like a raving wild man and said I had
a couple of hours to get him prices
on pure premium, so that's when I
knew that we were serious."
Two weeks later, Bell was back at
Winn Dixie, with nothing more than
a vague concept.
"Without having actual product
or samples, I ended up sitting at the
buyer's desk at Winn Dixie, and I
presented this product to him from
a black and white picture," Bell said.
"To my surprise, the excitement
level was there and they bought the
product."
Added Lincer, "We weren't that
smart, but we realized we might be
on to something."
The company's initial advertising
budget was the roll out of an in-state
only coupon program. Florida's
Natural spent $10,000 on it.
"At the end of something like six
months, we had the number two sell-
ing brand in the market," Lincer said.
Actually, for its first four years,
the freshly squeezed juice wasn't
Florida's Natural at all. Anyone
remember Fresh 'N Natural? That's
what the product was known as until
the federal government told Citrus
World to call it something else.
And at the same time, their
competitors must have known the
company was on to something
indeed, because the lawsuits started
flowing as freely as the juice of a
fresh orange.
Just as they were rolling out the
new brand, in the spring of 1987,
Tropicana filed a suit claiming Citrus
World shouldn't be allowed to use
the word "fresh" on its label. They
filed a suit over an advertising cam-
paign claiming Fresh 'N Natural had
a better taste. A third suit followed
over the company's taste test meth-
odology. All were settled in the local
firm's favor.
Company attorney David Latham
said the final challenge, over
their name, "came right out of
the blue. We were hit by a Mack
truck driven by the Food and Drug
Administration. They singled us out.


PHOTO COURTESY FLORIDA MEMORY PROJECT
Long before there was Florida's Natural, there was Donald Duck orange juice produced by Citrus
World in Lake Wales. It is Disney's longest-running commercially licensed product, and is still
made at the Florida's Natural plant today.


We really had no choice. We couldn't
fight the bureaucracy."
What a judge and multi-billion
dollar company couldn't stop, Uncle
Sam did. The FDA insisted that fresh
couldn't be used on the label because
the product was pasteurized.
"We had 72 hours to come up with
a new name," Lincer recalled. He and
several associates sat in his office
and pulled out a dictionary.


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Shortly before taking their Christmas break,
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Paying his own special tribute was first-grader
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As a veterinarian, I get questions all
the time from clients. And that's great.
The more communication, the better
our relationship; and most importantly,
the greater chance I'll be able to better
help your beloved pet.
Of all the questions I get, obviously
the most difficult is "how do I know
when it's time?" It's also probably the
most important one too.
Last month, I had to ask and answer
that very question myself, deciding
ultimately to euthanize Earl (he's in the
picture with me). All of our pets hold
special places in our hearts for a variety
of reasons and Earl was no different for
me. He was a true friend for the past 11
years, and was everything you want in
a dog: Unconditionally loyal, loving and
when appropriate, protective.
I found Earl waiting to be an anatomy
lab dog at veterinary school, but
through some luck and effort, ended up
adopting him instead. The day I real-
ized how much I cared about Earl hap-
pened when I came home from school
and took him outside. While sniffing
around a utility pole he yelped and
collapsed. Frantic, I carried him, limp
in my arms, across the street where my
friend and neighbor lived. She asked
if he was dead then drove us to the
school's veterinary clinic, all the while
saying, "hang in there Earl!" By the time
we got there he was awake and nothing
wrong with him could be found. But I
realized, I really cared about this dog.
Watching his decline was crushing.
His abdomen would fill with fluid mak-
ing eating, moving and even breathing
difficult. He still got up to greet me and
would rest his head next to me when he
could no longer join me on the couch
or bed.
Many clients often beat themselves
up for not catching the signs of trouble
earlier. They shouldn't, even though that
is our tendency. The reality is dogs and
cats instinctively hide pain, because in
nature, injury and illness are signs of
weakness which in turn can often lead


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to a quick and unpleasant demise.
There is, of course, no easy answer
to the question. Truth be known, I
think when most people are ready
to ask the question, they already
know the answer. There is, I believe,
an intuitive and unmistakable bond
between a person and their pets.
They communicate with each other
in ways which are unique to them.
And, there's nothing like a little prayer
to help guide the process too. Quite
simply, most owners "know" when it's
time. Your dog or cat will look at you
and you will know.
Earl was no longer comfortable. He
no longer enjoyed the daily activities
that made up a big part of our lives. His
appetite was steadily declining. Pain
had replaced pleasure. For those still
unsure about their decision, those are
some of the things to ask yourself.
I have an expression that "old age is
not a disease."
In Earl's case, I had managed his
elder care as much as was reasonable.
In this day and age, there are medicines
and treatments available for lameness,
incontinence Earl's condition of
congestive heart failure and even
dementia which can add many quality
senior years in your pet's life.
Searching for the right answer isn't
easy. Each case is personal and difficult.
The only downside of pet ownership is
they never live long enough, it seems.
But the love they give us, and the les-
sons they teach us, are eternally etched
in our souls.
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SPCA Florida is $43,904 away from
the $450,000 goal needed to provide
improvements to its Adoption Center,
which was built in 1991.
An anonymous donor has pledged
the final $50,000 to complete the
campaign, so SPCA Florida is turning to
the community for help to secure the
remaining funding.
SPCA Florida adopted 121 more
animals into new homes this year than
it did last year.
"But with 200 homeless dogs and cats
remaining in our care, we would like to
give these animals a special holiday gift
- a new home for the holidays," said


SPCA Florida CEO Sean Hawkins.
The proposed renovation will greatly
enhance the standard of care for shelter
animals by providing much-needed
air conditioning and heating in the
building and critical veterinary medical
facilities for the animals. Each year the
Adoption Center provides care for more
than 6,000 homeless animals.
"Large dogs typically have the longest
stays and are hardest to adopt into new
homes. The air conditioning project
will make the climate in the dog ken-
nels more visitor-friendly, encouraging
longer interactions and quality time
with potential adopting families, and


it will provide needed relief from the
summer heat for homeless dogs in our
care," according to Hawkins.
"We hope there are 100 people in our
community who can donate $500 each
to help us reach our fundraising goal
and build SPCA Florida's animals a new
home. Any gift amount is appreciated.


Help from the community at this
critical time allows us to continue the
daily caring, compassion, and hope for
animals entrusted to us."
Those who want to donated can call
863-646-7722 ext. 134 or contribute
online by visiting www.spcaflorida.org/
new-home.


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Biggest losers gain health and cash


Lake Wales Medical Center awards cash for weight loss


By CASSIE JACOBY
CJACOBY@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM
Lose weight. Improve health. Make
more money. Sound like resolutions
you're making to kick off your new
year? Winners of the Lake Wales
Medical Center's "Biggest Losers"
contest cashed in on all three.
Winners, who were judged on the
percentage of weight loss instead of
pounds loSt, munched on healthy
treats at their victory party on Dec. 21.
The first prize winners, Jessica Carter,
who lost 18.47 percent, and Ralph
Weaver, who lost 16.26 percent, won
$1,500 each. In second place, Danise
Jackson, 17.63 percent lost, and Monty
Holme, 15.77 percent lost, took home
$750 each. The third prize of $250 went
to Amanda Williams, 16.12 percent lost,
and Joe Gambino, 9.56 percent lost.
Another $250 went to each member


of Team Grapefruit, Ralph Weaver,
Jennifer Guinn, Donna Shriver and
Sabrina Stewart, for losing a total of
10.01 percent.
"It was a slow, steady progress, but
many of the 160 participants did very
well," said Maryemma Bachelder,
LWMC director of marketing about the
contest that began on Sept. 21. "Since
we want to encourage an active lifestyle
that incorporates exercise, our next
event, a "Coach to 5K" training pro-
gram, will keep the focus off the scale
and on being healthy."
Healthy menu choices will continue
to be available in the LWMC cafeteria
as well as tips from LWMC dietician
Jamie Moore. Despite all the new fad
diets that crop up during this time of
the year, Moore recommends sticking
to the old-fashioned method of count-
ing calories.
"Calories are your belly's bank


account. Cheese cake is a $500 bill and
a carrot is a penny. If you eat a 500
calorie piece of pecan pie or have a 500
calorie drink every day, it all adds up to
3,500 calories a week which will make
you gain a pound a week."
As to advice for "clean plate club,"
members, Moore recommended using
a smaller plate. "Watch your portions
and don't deprive yourself. If you're
starving when you arrive at dinner or a
party, you're going to eat and mow it all
down."
Also, keeping foods at home that
trigger your eating could derail your
best intentions. "Remember, broken
cookies still have calories. If you really
like ice cream, don't keep Ben & Jerry's
in your freezer because it will call your
name through the freezer door. It's
better to enjoy a scoop at an ice cream
parlor where you can sit down, relax
and enjoy it," Moore warned.


Other tips include taking healthy
foods with you to parties, choosing
veggies and fruit slices over chicken
drummies, weighing weekly, planning
your meals, eating a balanced diet and
writing down what you eat.
"Never wear sweat pants when you
eat a big meal and watch what you
drink like juices, sodas and creamer
in your coffee," she added. "It's all
loaded with sugar, especially alcohol
that makes you lose your inhibitions
so everything looks good. Make wise
choices. Use salsa instead of ranch
dressing, steam veggies without butter,
add fat-free sour cream and spices to
flavor foods. Nobody says low-fat has to
be bland. You can add a lot of zippity-
do-dah, it's just what you want to put
on butter and cheese or a spicy rub."
Visit www.LakeWalesMedicalCenter.
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information.


SPCA Florida hosts Polytrauma and CPR seminar


On Tuesday, Dec. 18, SPCA Florida
hosted three world-renowned vet-
erinarians from University of Florida
College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Andre Shih, assistant professor
of Large Animal Clinical Sciences
and Anesthesia & Pain Management
began the Polytrauma Emergency
and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
and his colleagues, conducted wet
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procedures using life-like patient
mannequins. In addition to teaching


at UF and conducting seminars across
the country, Drs. Shih, Buckley and
Lanaux treat patients at UF Veterinary
Hospitals Emergency Medicine
and Critical Care Services and UF
Emergency Treatment Services in
Ocala.
He appeared with Dr. Gareth J.
Buckley and Dr. Travis Lanaux, both
Clinical Assistant Professors at UF's
Department of Small Animal Clinical
Sciences,
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Are blood pressure meds increasing blood sugar?


DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 70 years
old, male, about eight pounds under-
weight, walk 3 miles almost every day,
have high blood pressure and am at
high risk of developing diabetes, since
my mother and brother had diabetes.
I take losartan/HCTZ (I used to take
quinapril/HCTZ), which, according to
the literature, causes elevated blood
glucose. I have elevated glucose and
Alc levels on my blood tests, and I
think it's caused by the medications.
It seems to me that these medications
will push me to full-blown diabetes.
Am I missing something? J.M.
ANSWER: First of all, you are doing
a great job in reducing your risk of
diabetes by walking daily and not
being overweight. However, some
people still will get diabetes, even if
they do everything right.
Losartan/HCTZ is a combination of
two medications: losartan, an angio-
tensin-receptor blocker; and hydro-
chlorothiazide (HCTZ), a diuretic that
works by forcing the kidney to excrete
excess salt and water. Losartan is a
good choice for people with diabetes
or prediabetes because it protects
both the kidney and the heart, though
perhaps not as well as the quinapril
you used to take. As far as I know,


quinapril may reduce the risk of
diabetes, and losartan doesn't seem
to increase or decrease the risk. The
HCTZ, however, does increase the risk
of new-onset diabetes by about 30
percent. Given that your blood sugar
and hemoglobin Alc which looks
at blood sugar over several months
- are abnormal, it may make sense
to change the HCTZ part of your
regimen to a different class, such as a
calcium channel blocker.
On the other hand, if your blood
sugar and Alc are near normal, and
your blood pressure is well-con-
trolled, I don't think I would be too
anxious to change it; since HCTZ is
probably the most effective medicine
we have for reducing the risk of stroke


in people over 65 with high blood
pressure.
The only other thing I would men-
tion is to be careful to control your
dietary sugar intake, if you aren't
already.
High blood pressure can contrib-
ute to stroke risk. The booklet on
stroke explains this condition that
is deservedly feared by all. Readers
can obtain a copy by writing: Dr.
Roach No. 902, Box 536475,
Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a
check or money order (no cash) for
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Please allow four weeks for delivery.
DEAR DR. ROACH: Recently, when
I was in the hospital, I contracted
C. diff. When I was free from it, they
released me. I have a dear relative
who is afraid to visit me because
she has a serious celiac disease and
can't afford to be around germs. She
claims C. diff stays on the skin for
months. How much of a risk am I to
her or anyone else? Can this disease
come back again? C.D.
ANSWER: Clostridium difficile
(C. diff) is an increasingly common
infection. You acquired yours in
the hospital, which is where many


people get it. The spore form of
C. diff can indeed last for up to five
months on a dry surface, which is
why it's so hard to eradicate from
hospitals. However, it is killed by hot
water and soap, so your skin likely
is not infected if you have been
cured of your symptoms. People
can still shed the germs after being
cured, but usually for weeks, not for
months.
Exposure to C. diff does not result
in infection to a healthy person
unless that person is on antibiotics
or has other reason for increased
susceptibility. If you have had no
symptoms since leaving the hospi-
tal, I would feel safe recommending
your relative to visit, but washing
your hands with soap and water is
always a good idea.

Dr. Roach regrets that he is unable
to answer individual letters, but
will incorporate them in the column
whenever possible. Readers may email
questions to ToYourGoodHealthmed.
cornell.edu or request an order form
of available health newsletters at PO.
Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475.
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If you're resolving to lose weight...


Just in time for millions of
Americans who are plump and sati-
ated from the holidays comes news
from Duke University about which
kind of exercise works best for burn-
ing calories and losing weight.
It's the usual suspects, of course:
aerobic training, such as walking,
running and swimming, versus
resistance training, which includes
activities like lifting weights. Aerobic
exercise has long been touted as the
best fat-burner, but some research
has suggested resistance training,
which helps build and maintain
muscle mass, might also be an ef-
fective way to lose weight because it
reportedly increases a person's resting
metabolic rate.
The Duke scientists divided 234
overweight or obese volunteers into
three groups, randomly assigning par-
ticipants to resistance training (three
days per week of weight lifting, three
sets per day, eight tol2 repetitions per
set), aerobic training (approximately
12 miles per week) or aerobic and
resistance training (all of the exercise
above).
The big loser/winner: The aerobic
exercisers spent an average of 133
minutes a week training and lost


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weight, while the resistance train-
ing group spent approximately 180
minutes exercising each week and
lost no pounds. The combination ex-
ercisers had mixed results: They lost
some weight and fat mass, but not
significantly more than the aerobic
trainers. On the plus/minus side, they
did enjoy the largest decrease in waist
circumference, though researchers
said this might be due to spending
spent twice as much time exercising
as the other groups.
"Balancing time commitments
against health benefits, our study
suggests that aerobic exercise is the
best option for reducing fat mass
and body mass," said Cris A. Slentz,
a Duke exercise physiologist. "It's not
that resistance training isn't good for
you; it's just not very good at burning
fat."

Body of knowledge
It's estimated a person breathes in


approximately 40 pounds of dust over
an average lifetime.

Get me that, stat!
According to the CIA World
Factbook in 24 of 129 countries
surveyed, less than half of the popu-
lation had access to sanitation. Most
of the countries were in Africa, but
there were some in Asia and Central
America.

Life in Big Macs
One hour of standing around and
eating (otherwise known as a holiday
party) burns 136 calories (based on a
150-pound person) or the equivalent
of 0.2 Big Macs.

Counts
400 Number of identified genetic
variants carried by all individuals that
have the potential to be health- or
life-threatening
1 in 10 Estimated maximum ratio
of persons likely to develop a genetic
condition as a consequence of carry-.
ing these variants
Source: Cardiff University


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If you are ever thinking
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factors to look at that
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1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
CANAL FRONT HOME, 3
bed 2 bath home with
screened in ground pool,
breakfast bar, new carpet,
new paint, new roof and new
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dock and boat lift; listed at
$159,900 ID #6084 PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. 863-
676-7040 www.primeplus-
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NICE 2 STORY HOME,
Large 4 bed 3 bath spacious
home with 2,931 sq. ft. living
space, Jacuzzi tub and dual
sinks in master bath, break-
fast bar, closet pantry and
ample kitchen cabinet space,
laundry room, and 2 car
garage; listed at $104,900 ID
#2167 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040
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HOME, This nicely land-
scaped home has a screened
in porch, I car garage and a
fenced yard; listed at
$54,900 ID #106 PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. 863-
676-7040 www.primeplus-
realestate.com

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

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 moldings,
just listed at $199,900 ID #
7334 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.co
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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


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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-
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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
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WATER-FRONT BEAUTIFUL
HOME ON CANAL LEAD-
ING TO LAKE WALK IN
WATER, Move-In condition,
3 Br. 2 Ba., cathedral ceiling,
spacious living room, large
Florida room with view of
canal and lake, formal dining,
plus eating space next to
kitchen, all appliances, wash-
.er 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 www.prime-
plusrealestate.com

CONDOS
GREAT WINTER RETREAT OR
GET AWAY, Completely Fur-
nished, includes Washer (no
dryer), Ceramic Tile through-
out, bedroom has carpet,
screened porch has ceramic
tile, roof new 2009; Ameni-
ties 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.primeplus-
realestate.com

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

MOBILE HOMES
3 BR. 2 BA. MOBILE HOME
ON 1 ACRE, NICE WELL MAIN-
TAINED HOME WITH STOR-
AGE BLD.
Located just east of Lake
Wales near Lake Rosalie,
Great Fishing and boating
lake, $65,000 ID# 2188
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE
INC. 863-676-7040
www.primeplusrealestate.co
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VACANT LAND
BEAUTIFUL CORNER LOT
NEAR BLUE LAKE, if you are
looking for a spot to build
your dream home, this is the
perfect location, near blue
lake, close to US 27, area of
nice homes; $29,900 PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. 863-
676-7040

HOME SITE, Nice half Acre
lot located in Beautiful Area of
Homes. Growing Region Cen-
trally Located between Winter
Haven and Lake Wales. Par-
tially Cleared and ready to
Build your First Home.
$27,900 id #cc PRIME PLUS
REAL ESTATE INC. (863) 676-
7040 www.primeplus-
realestate.com

WOODED HOME SITE! 2
Acres of Beautiful Woods in
deed restricted community to


1020 HOUSES FOR SALE
build your new home! Not too
far from Public Boat Ramp
into Lake Rosalie. Owner Moti-
vated and will look at all Rea-
sonable Offers! $39,900 id#
11209 PRIME PLUS REAL
ESTATE INC (863) 676-7040.
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LAKE FRONT ON LAKE
WALK 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
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BLUE JORDAN FOREST,
ALMOST 3 ACRES, BEAU-
TIFUL NATURAL FLORIDA
WOODS, Gated community,
lots of wildlife, enjoy the coun-
try peaceful atmosphere,
$22,000 ID # 7299 PRIME
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. 863-
676-7040 www.primeplus-
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VACANT 5 ACRE PASTURE
LAND, with electric on site,
well, and fenced, zoned for
horses. Just listed $25,000
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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/lgar,
$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 :I1Ir,:
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

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

1210 HOMES FOR RENT
Bartow- 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.
Classified = Sales


1210 HOMES FOR RENT

LAKE WALES *2 houses
for RENT 2Bd/1Ba, $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
863676-0024 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-
ie 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
863-676-0024 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-
gie 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
863-676-0024 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


212 E. Stuart Ave.
Lake Wales, Fl. 33853

1240 CONDOSVILLAS
FOR RENT
WINTERSET CONDO
LAKE VIEW 2bd / 2bath,
upstairs
unit. Community amenities.
$775.00 per month. Security
deposit required. Call 863-
678-1498 or 863-241-1528
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1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

COLONIAL SQUARE
APARTMENTS
FALL SPECIALS
1 and 2 Bedroom apts with
central a/c and heat, large
floor plans, abundant clos-
et
space & FREE WATER
Starting at $465/ month
Move-In Specials too
Call 24/7: 866-485-
4961
Or visit us online at:
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OAKWOOD MANOR
APARTMENTS
PRICES REDUCED FOR
LEASE UP!
Our updated villa-style
apartment homes provide
comfortable living at a
great price. Rates include
water.
Studio from only $405/mo
1 BR. from only $475/mo
2 BR with w/d hookups
from only $595/month
Convenient location,
Walk to shopping.
Call 24/7 866-485-
4977
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1350 EFFICIENCIES
FOR RENT
LAKE WALES Efficience
Apartment. $135 week. Elec-
tric / Water Included. No
Smokers, No Pets. 863-632-
7013

1500 LOTS & ACREAGE
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.

1515 WATERFRONT
North Carolina Mountain
Lakefront lots. New gated
waterfront community. Dock-
able lots with up to 300' of
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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6020 AUCTIONS
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LAKEFRONT HORSE FARM 5-
Bedroom Home, 3-Stall Barn,
Large Workshop, Garage,
Scenic Lake Frontage, Dock,
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$799,000. Owner Financing.
Lake Tillery, East of Charlotte,
NC. Iron Horse Properties.
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6180 HEAVY/CONST.
EQUIPMENT
SAWMILLS -Band/Chainsaw -
SPRING SALE Cut lumber
any dimension, anytime.
MAKE MONEY and SAVE
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Starting at $995.00
www.NorwoodSawmills.com/
300N (800)578-1363
Ext.300N
6233 DOGS

FOUND
Pure bred, German Shep-
ard, black & tan, found N.
Lake Buffum area. Very gen-
tle male. Approx. 1-1/2 age.
863-978-8244 or 863-604-
3216

6260 MISCELLANEOUS
FOR SALE
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Lake Wales Kenmore dryer,
frigidaire, gas stove, 4 yrs.
old. Good cond. Call: 863-
692-1829.
METAL ROOFING & STEEL
BUILDINGS. Save $$$ buy
direct from manufacturer.
20 colors in stock with trim
& access. 4 profiles in 26 ga.
panels. Carports, horse
barns, shop ports. Com-
pletely turn key jobs. All
Steel Buildings, Gibsonton,
Florida. 1-800-331-8341.
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6270 WANTED TO
BUY/TRADE

BUYING
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COINS, JEWELRY
Highest Prices In History!

ANY CONDITION
WE BUY IT ALL, and Pay So Much
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See PHIL at the former
HOLLY'S ARMY NAVY STORE
3440 Ave G NW
Winter Haven
Mon-Sat 10am-5:30pm
Call first to confirm I'm there
863-299-6031
Our 33rd Year.
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TRANSPORTATION

7260 AUTOS WANTED
CASH FOR CARS All
Cars/Trucks Wanted. Run-
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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/
TRAVEL TRAILERS


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.
Camping World of Bartow, Call
Kelly 863-521-1940

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2012 Livin Lite Camplite CLTC
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so lite and bright. If you have a
long bed truck...this is the
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Now $18,495. Camping World of
Bartow, Call Kelly, 863-521-1940






2013 Heartland Wilderness
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screen entertainment center. Spa-
cious bath with stone like floor
ing. Was $25,792, Now
$23,995. Camping World of Bar-
tow. Call Kelly 863-521-1940
7380 MOTOR HOMES / 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. Camping World of
Bartow. 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;
Camping World of Bartow. Call
Kelly 863-521-1940






2011 Fourwinds Serrano 31Z,
Class A Diesel, Absolutely gor-
eous leather seating. Was
154,788, Now $94,995
Camping World of Bartow Call
Kelly 863-521-1940
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