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Frostproof News

Frostproof's Hometown News for more than 85 years 7


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Volume 93 Number 3


USPS NO 211-260


Frostproot, Polk County Florida 33843


Copyright 2012 Sun Coast Media Group, Inc.


Talent show returns


with another



$1,000 on the line

Event raises money for local

Rotary club educational initiatives


Time to rune up that guitar, limber up
the ol' vocal chords or dust off those dance
shoes.
That's because the Frostproof Rotary
Club is once again gearing up for its
annual "Frostproof's Got Talent" show in
March, with a cool grand $1,000 that
is to the overall winner.
The club's sixth annual "Frostproof's
Got Talent!" show will hold its preliminary
rounds on March 8 and 9 at the Ramon
Theater in Frostproof, with the top acts


moving on to the $1,000 finals. Those
finals, when everything is on the line, will
be held on March 16 at the Ramon.
The contest is open to anyone who lives,
works or goes to school in Lake Wales,
Babson Park, Frostproof, Avon Park and
Fort Meade. Show time all nights is 7 p.m.
Applications to enter and it's free to
enter will be available soon. Only the
first 36 acts entered will be allowed to


TALENT 17


PHOTO BY K.M. THORNTON SR.


Winners in last year's annual "Frostproof's Got Talent!" show induded, from left: Keiana
Hamilton, Nichole Snyder (overall champion), Taylor Waters and Brent Walker.


PHOTO BY K.M. THORNTON SR.
Those who know Kay and Paul Hutzelman know they are a little nutty for Christmas.
So what more appropriate going away gift could their friends give them than a holiday
wreath? Each of the ornaments was personally inscribed by those who will always
remember their kindness and contributions to the center. Presenting Kay with the gift were
Dede LeFils, left, and Martha Neher, right. See more coverage of the couple's "so long for now"
reception on pages 10 and 11.


Florida's Natural overcame

hurdles to become juice giant


(Editor's Note: This is the second of
a two-part series on Florida's Natural,
the Lake Wales based orange juice
brand which recently celebrated its 25th
anniversary,).
There were so many problems to
consider, and hurdles to clear in 1987,
that Florida's Natural almost didn't even
get off the ground.
But some perseverance, mixed in
with lots of faith and surely a little
luck, has grown the brand into a juice
giant with an almost 21 percent market
share, and still growing, close enough to
the big boys of the industry, Tropicana
and Minute Maid, to make them take
more than just passing notice.
In 1987, figuring out how to store a
not -from-concentrate product dur-
ing the six months of the year when
oranges weren't available to squeeze
presented perhaps the most daunting
challenge.
It's competition, for example, was
using a method that created gigantic
blocks of large, frozen juice. But Walt


Lincer, one of the original skeptics and
who after more than three decades
is stepping down as the company's
marketing vice president, said another
answer had to be found.
"Very expensive. Very capital inten-
sive," he said of what their competitors
were doing. "Without the solution
to the storage in the offseason, there
would not have been a Florida's Natural
brand."
In truth, not-from-concentrate was
still a baby in the juice wars, so no one
could at that time accurately predict
how important the product would
become over the next quarter century.
"When we started the brand, it (not
from concentrate) was only about
8 percent of the business. It's a
completely different market now,"
Lincer added.
It turns out, the solution was right
under their collective noses in 1987.
"The fact of the matter is, we had no
JUICE 15


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N WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16
Florida Flywheelers Show
Flywheeler Park, a 240-acre showplace
east of Frostproof on Avon Park Cutoff
Road, will host its 26th annual antique
engine and tractor "swap meet" from
Jan. 16 to 19. Admission is $7. For more
information, visit the group's website
at www.floridaflywheelers.org or call
863-285-9121.

Toddler Thne
Toddler Time was created for children up
to age four and their caregivers at the Latt
Maxcy Memorial Library. Each session is
a fun introduction to books, finger plays,
action songs and rhymes. Toddler Time
will begin on Jan. 16 and will be offered
Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. Sessions
are free and run approximately 30 minutes.


* SATURDAY, Jan. 19
Kenyon Lockry in Concert
Mel Tillis proteg6 and label country
singer Kenyon Lockry 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 863-635-7855. Proceeds
will benefit auditorium restoration
efforts.

* MONDAY, Jan. 21
City Council
The Frostproof City Council regularly
schedules meetings for the first and
third Monday of each month. However,
because of Martin Luther King Day, the
Jan. 21 meeting has been cancelled.'


* THURSDAY, Jan. 24
Magic Show
Frostproof will be hosting magician
Scott Humston for three shows, including
an evening show at the high school which
is free and will start at 6:30 p.m. (He will
perform a different show in the morning
at Ben Hill Griffin Jr. Elementary and in
the afternoon at Frostproof Elementary.)
Parents are encouraged to attend with their
children. The program is motivational and
teaches the importance of honesty, respect,
self-esteem, cooperation and responsibility

* SATURDAY, Jan. 26
Penny Sings Patsy Cline
Extraordinary singer and showwoman
Penny Eckman presents her special Patsy
Cline tribute at the Ramon Theater starting
at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at
the door. Go to www.ramontheater.com


for more information, or tickets, or call
863-635-7222.

* SATURDAY, Feb. 2
Friends of Jazz
Friends of Jazz, with Greg Taillon (of
Porchdogs fame) will present Broadway
standards, ballads and dance tunes. 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.

* SATURDAY, Feb. 9
Hall of Fame Gala
The Frostproof Bulldogs Booster Club
will be hosting its seventh annual Hall of
Fame Gala at Lake Wales Country Club at
6 p.m. Tickets are $50 each. For tickets or
more information, call 632-0139.


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Christmas for many people in Southwest
Florida and the New Year isn't offering
much respite from an unusually active flu
season.
Doctors offices, hospitals and Polk County
Health Department officials all report an
uptick in flu cases. Of the 18 children who
have died with flu-like symptoms so far
across the nation two were from Florida
and one lived right here in Polk County.
"It is not too late to get vaccinated against
the flu, and we encourage anyone age six
months and older to get a flu shot," said
State Surgeon General and Secretary of
Health Dr. John Armstrong. "Influenza A is
the most common flu type in Florida this
season and is countered by the vaccine."
The Centers for Disease Control reported


Our Viewpoint


in December that the 2012-13 flu season,
which typically doesn't begin until after
Christmas, had its earliest start in 10 years.
"Reports of influenza-like-illness (ILI) are
nearing what have been peak levels during
moderately severe seasons," according to
Dr. Joe Bresee of the CDC. "Anyone who has
not already been vaccinated should do so
now."
The CDC recommends a yearly flu vac-
cine, which are available at drug stores
and the Polk County Health Department
for everyone six months of age and older.
For information, call the department at


863-519-7916 or 863-678-4144.
In addition to the vaccine, there area
number of ways you can protect yourself
from getting the flu, including:
Wash your hands with soap and water
Keep your hands away from your face
Avoid contact with sick people
Cover your mouth and nose with a
tissue when sneezing and coughing If you
get the flu, you can limit the severity of
the symptoms by drinking plenty of fluids,
getting rest, taking acetaminophen or
ibuprofin to reduce your fever and body
aches or take over-the-counter cold and
cough medications to alleviate congestion
and coughing.
And it may be a good idea to just let
someone else have the TV remote for now.


Surviving the flames


It must go down as one of the most ...
ah ... interesting business decisions in
the history of community journalism.
In 1931, during the depth of the Great
Depression, S. Lloyd Frisbie moved
to Bartow and, in partnership with
his father, Sayer L. Frisbie, started a
weekly newspaper in competition with,
an established five-days-a-week daily
newspaper. The Polk County Record.
For 15 years, The Record and the .
Democrat competed in this market.
In 1946, the Gallemore family (Roy
Trent Gallemore and his son, Roy
Holland Gallemore), which owned The
Record, determined they were more
interested in their Naval careers than in
the newspaper business, and sold The
Record (by then also a weekly) to the
Frisbie family. (Both Gallemores retired
with the rank of captain.)
Granddad and the senior Gallemore,
I am told, were leery of each other as
competitors, but in the ensuing years,
the next generations of Gallemores and
Frisbies became good friends.
With the purchase of The Record,
The Democrat moved from quarters
it shared with Bartow Printing Co. on
North Broadway into a handsome two-
story yellow brick building across the
street from the post office, former home
of The Record.
That building still bears the name
Record Building on its face.
Frisbie Publishing Co. rented the
ground floor from the Gallemores, an
arrangement with which Granddad was
never totally comfortable. In 1964, The
Democrat moved into its present loca-
tion on South Florida Avenue, a build-
ing that began its life as a livery stable.
A few days ago, a friend asked me


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5.L. Frisbie can be contacted at
slfrisbie@polkcountydemocmt.com


what I knew of the history of the Record
Building and its next door neighbor to
the south. Both buildings, now joined,
house the offices of the Boswell and
Dunlap law firm.
The history of that building is seared
- you should forgive the bad pun -
into my memory.
In my teen years, after my entry into
the newspaper industry at the age of
12 as a Junior Executive in Newspaper
Marketing and Delivery Systems -
what was then known simply as a
carrier boy I was promoted to a job
called route foreman, which more prop-
erly would be called carrier wrangler.
Early in the afternoon of Nov. 16,
1954, I1 was called out of class and told
that there was a major fire in the build-
ing next door to The Democrat the
Tomlinson Cadillac dealership and I
was to go around to all the classrooms
to notify the carriers, and to tell themto
be ready to work into the evening.
It was a publication day, and that
day's issue was being set in type and
printed at the plant of The Lake Wales
News. It is a matter of pride with a
newspaper never to miss an edition,
and the staff was keeping that tradition
alive.
FRISBIE J5


Bringing Ben Franklin s


notion of thrift to Florida kids


A small schoolhouse along Florida's
"forgotten coast" may seem like an
unlikely place for a big idea to be
born anew. But the fifth graders at the
Franklin County Public School did
something last January that got the
attention of Gov. Rick Scott and is now
spreading to other parts of the state.
They celebrated thrift. And they did
so in a most appropriate fashion by
playing a quiz game about America's
foremost thrift advocate, Benjamin
Franklin, on his Jan. 17th birthday. Co-
hosted by a Ben Franklin re-enactor, the
quiz game helped launch a statewide
initiative to revive an appreciation for a
time-honored idea that has been largely
forgotten in recent years.
Mention the word "thrift" today


William Mattox

Fk9wf!t


and you're apt to get a blank stare or
instructions on where to find the near-
est used clothing store frequented by
hipsters and homeschoolers. But the
word "thrift" actually has a rich history
in American life and a far more robust
MATTOX 5


The Frostproof News
Jim Gouvellis Publisher
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Got the flu? You're not alone this year





Jaur 16 203Fotro esPg


JUICE
FROM PAGE 1

idea how we were going to handle the
problem of not having juice available
during the summer season when we
started this project," noted Bob Williard,
one of the company officials who was
assigned the task of bulk storage. That's
where a little luck came to the fore.
Citrus World, Florida's Natural parent
company, had just completed a study
involving the flavor characteristics of
juice in small plastic bags.
"This process and package had never
been used before. We found it to be
highly successful?' Willard added, pav-
ing the way for 300-gallon storage bags
that provided the answer.
First rolled out as "Fresh 'N Natural"
until the federal government made
them change the name (the Food and
Drug Administration said fresh couldn't
be part of the brand name because the
juice had been pasteurized), it took
seven years for the product to reach the
public from Sebring to Seattle.
"We didn't have the money. It's very
expensive to pay slotting and to build
up our capacity to produce the prod-
uct," Lincer said. The last major metro
market Florida's Natural entered was
Denver. "What we did over that seven
years is learn there are a lot of regional
differences, a lot of different kinds of
customers."
All three major brands at the-time
were attempting to use a twist and seal


MATTOX
FROM PAGE 4

meaning than many people imagine.
In America, the concept was first
popularized in Poor Richard's Almanac
and The Way to Wealth by Benjamin
Franklin. He believed Americans ought
to be industrious and frugal, not just
to facilitate upward mobility but also
because economic dependency and
chronic debt hinders one's personal
freedom.
More recently, social reformers in


FRISBIE
FROM PAGE 4


The Tomlinson showroom had been
repainted (all paints were oil-based in
those days) and a kerosene heater was
set up to hasten the drying process.
An employee kicked over the heater,
and the flames, fed by both the spilled
kerosene and the oil in the paint,
quickly engulfed the building, whose
north wall adjoined the south wall of
the Record Building.


cap, a manufacturing nightmare that
bedeviled all of them. Florida's Natural,
however, persevered. The other two
eventually gave up the idea.
"We decided to keep it because it gave
us a point of difference and it solved
a consumer problem of opening the
carton," Lincer said.
Simply put, it was hard to get spouts
on cartons. Once again, the company
looked inward to its talented staff to find
hard work and a solution.
Bobby Westmoreland was leader of a
group of guys who made it work.
"We made it work," recalled Bobby
Westmoreland, one of the machine
operators who spent hundreds if not
thousands of hours on the problem.
"We'd get up out of bed and come back
here and make it work,"
And almost from the start, the brand's
image has consistently been a work-
gloved hand, underscoring the image of
"fresh from the grove." The idea came
from Creative Director Chuck Mumah.
"Our next step was to try and find a
way to differentiate ourselves from the
competition," Lincer said. "It gave us
something we could build on. One of
the things we found in our research is
that farmers, growers in our case, are
well respected by consumers."
Like most of the baby steps being
taken at the time, not everyone was con-
vinced it was the right direction to take.
"He one day sent me a fax of a drawing.
He said, 'I've got this idea of how we can
tie the grower to the grove, but I don't
know what to do with it, and the agency
doesn't see much value in it.' With a little


the early 20th century celebrated
"Thrift Week" every January (to
coincide with Franklin's birthday) as
a way of encouraging the wise use of
economic resources. Since the word
"thrift" comes from the same root as
"thriving," these reformers saw the
"thrift ethic" working hard, saving
for unforeseen needs, and giving gen-
erously to others as a key to human
flourishing.
Sadly, America's thrift ethic has de-
clined in recent years. Social historian
Barbara Dafoe Whitehead reports that
the term "thrift" is rarely associated
with industriousness anymore. And


The employee called the fire depart-
ment, but the flames drove him from
the building, and he jumped through
a jalousie door, leaving the phone off
the hook. This prevented other callers
from turning in the alarm.
Soon, witnesses to the fire ran the
three blocks to the fire station, and
the Bartow Volunteer Fire Department
responded.
Those who witnessed the fire,
notably my parents, Loyal and Louise
Frisbie, later told me they saw no way
the firefighters could extinguish the
raging fire at Tomlinson before it also
consumed the Record Building.


PHOTO BY MARY CANNADAY
The Florida's Natural Grove House on U.S. 27, across the highway from the main juice plant,
welcomes thousands of visitors each year.


encouragement, they discovered they
really did like the idea," Lincer added.
"It absolutely conveys the message that
we're trying to give to consumers that
our product is a fresh as you can get
because it comes to you right from our
growers."
Most recently, the firm has resonated
in kitchens and refrigerators around the
U.S. with a marketing campaign that
unlike other NFC brands, all of Florida's


frugality remains a foreign word to
many in our day, especially govern-
ment officials in Washington. On
the other hand, the John Templeton
Foundation is seeking to reverse
these trends. As an outgrowth of
its sponsored projects, some lead-
ing public officials, including the
Democratic mayor of Philadelphia
and the Republican governor of
Florida, have issued "Thrift Week"
proclamations. A supplemental thrift
curriculum, All About the Benjamins,
has reached thousands of students
in our state (thanks to the news-
in-education departments at many


But they did, and our damage was
minimal. I have had a special place in
my heart for the BVFD for my entire
adult life.

The building that had housed the
dealership was rebuilt, and became
the law offices of Holland, Bevis,
McRae, and Smith. Bill McRae became
a federal judge, and the firm morphed
into Holland, Bevis, Smith, Kibler and
Hall.
Today the firm is known simply as
Holland and Knight, one of the biggest
in the Southeast, with offices in many
cities, all of them bigger than Bartow.


Natural oranges are grown on American
soil. Today, the brand is in 50 countries,
and 2012 was a record year for sales in
terms of dollars and product.
"I guess we can thank our competitors
and their desire to have a world supply
of orange juice, for this," Lincer said. It
was extremely helpful to us in the sense
of adding to all of the points we've built
up over the last 20 years in telling'our
story."


Florida newspapers). And hundreds
of Florida students have now played
the thrift-themed quiz game, "R U
Smarter than a Franklin County 5th
Grader?" Hopefully, these and other
thrift-promoting efforts will continue
to spread in the coming year. For the
future of the American dream depends
on the revival of a forgotten idea that
students along Florida's forgotten
coast are helping others rediscover:
thrift!
William Mattox is a resident fellow at
the James Madison Institute, the project
director for "AllAbout the Benjamins,"
and a Florida Voices columnist.


The Record Building survives, its
interior still reminiscent of yesteryear,
-but beautifully restored by Boswell
and Dunlap.
The Gallemores would have been
proud.



(S. L. Frisbie is retired. He still en-
joys walking through the old Record
Building, pointing out where various
desks and pieces of equipment were
located half a century ago. Few people
are around who know if his memories
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OBITUARIES


Emery James

Brown
Emery James Brown of Lakeshore
passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at
the Lake Wales Medical Center.
He was 78. Marion Nelson Funeral
Home Frostproof is in charge of
arrangements.

Hazel Belle

Gilbert
Hazel Belle Gilbert of Lake Wales
passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013,
at her residence. She was 96. Marion
Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales is
handling the arrangements.


Ramiro B.

Jaramillo- Garcia
Ramiro B. Jaramill6-Garcia of
Frostproof passed away Monday, Jan. 7,
2013, at the Kindred Hospital in Tampa.
He was 52. Marion Nelson Funeral
Home is handling arrangements.


Shirley Ann

McKenzie Scott
Shirley Ann McKenzie Scott of
Frostproof passed away Sunday, Jan. 13,
2013, at the Palms of Sebring. She was 75.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home in
Frostproof is handling arrangements.


Betty Holbrook, 83, of Lake Wales
passed away peacefully Jan. 9, 2013, at
Life Care Center of Winter Haven sur-
rounded by her loving family.
She was born Oct. 19, 1929, in Coffee
County, Ala., to the late Henry M. and
Claudie Salter; she was a retired cafete-
ria worker for Spook Hill Elementary
and was of the Baptist faith.
Betty was preceded in death by her
husband, William B. Holbrook, and a
daughter, Ellen Massey.
Survivors include her daughter, Sue


Beasley of Lake Wales; sister, Nell Meeks
of Enterprise, Ala.; five grandchildren,
Monica Vigna, Andrew Beasley, Shonda
Everhart, Kimberly Starling and Nicole
Cain; 13 great-grandchildren and one
great-great-grandchild.
A memorial service is 3 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at the Marion
Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales
with Rev. David Tucker officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the fam-
ily at www.marionnelsonfuneralhome.
com.


Betty Lynn Brantley Hanke


Betty L. Brantley Hanke, 84, passed
away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Grace
Health Care due to cancer.
She was born August 17, 1928, in
Mooresville, N.C., to the late Edward
Lynn Brantley and Elizabeth Hartness
Fisher, and has been a resident of Lake
Wales for 53 years, moving here from
Concord, N.C. She was a retired Lunch
Room Manager of 25 years mostly for
Spook Hill Elementary and was of the.
Methodist Faith.
Betty was preceded in death by her
husband, Kenneth E. Hanke.
Survivors include her son, Ken
(Shonsa) Hanke of Black Mountain, N.C.


Words of Comfort
Death is the end of a lifetime,
not the end of a relationship.
Mitch Albom r


sister, Lynda Parker of Charlotte, N.C.;
granddaughter, Elisabeth Hoffman of Ft.
Pierce, Fla.
Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at the Marion
Nelson Funeral Home with Rev. Bill
McCloud officiating. Interment will
be held at the Lake Wales Cemetery.
Family will receive friends on Sunday,
Jan. 13, 2013, from 5 until 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made
to the ASPCA.
Condolences may be sent to the family
at www.marionnelsonfuneralhome.com.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in
; charge of arrangements.


Words of Comfort
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follows darknriess.
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Sameer "Sammy" Habib,
20, passed away on Dec. 29,
2012, at Tufts Medical Center
in Boston, Massachusetts
from complications due to
a heart condition. Sammy
was a student at Boston
University for two semesters
and served as an Admissions
Ambassador. His sophomore
year was cut short after it was
diagnosed that his heart was
operating below capacity. Sameer"S$
He spent a year on a heart
transplant list with a strong
desire to get back to college and continue-
his education and goals. Sammy was
intellectually curious and had interests
in politics, economics, and international
affairs. He was also an avid musician who
played the saxophone in high school
wind and jazz ensembles, sang in choir,
played drumns for several local bands,
and played leading parts in several
drama productions. Sammy also enjoyed
reading, strategy board games and video
games.
Sammy was well regarded for his like-
able personality and friendliness. He had a
way of putting people at ease and making


Words of Comfort
Truly, it is in the darkness
that one finds the light,
so when we are
in sorrow, then
this light is
nearest of all
to us.
Meister Eckhart


them comfortable. Even with
his diagnosis, Sammy always
found a way to brighten the
day for doctors, nurses and
fellow patients-- often taking
initiative to organize small
parties and movie nights at
the hospital. Sammy was
preceded in death by his
maternal grandparents,
Morris E. "Frog" and Juanita
S. Batson; and his paternal
mmy"Habib grandparents, Baqir Habib
and BhatoolAli. Survivors
include his parents, Habib
Bhacker and Lori Batson of the Sultanate
of Oman; his brother, Haitham Habib of
Jacksonville; his sister, Madelene Habib
of Oman; girlfriend of six years, Louise
Andersson of Sweden; numerous uncles,
aunts and cousins. Services will be held
Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. in the Marion Nelson
Funeral Home in Lake Wales, Fla. In lieu
of flowers, please consider a donation to
any heart or organ transplant association
of your choice and to discuss with loved
ones the possibility of becoming an organ
donor.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.


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a person for his goodness.
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OBITUARIES


Marion Jannette Laffey


Marion Jannette Laffey, age
98, passed away Wednesday,
Jan. 9,2013, in Winter Haven,
Fla.
Born in Muskegon, Mich.,
on June 25, 1914, Jannette
moved to Lake Wales at the
age of 5 with her family.
She was a graduate of Lake
Wales High School where '
she became an excellent
tennis player and was soon
seeded in the Florida State Marioi
Tennis Association, as well as
the reigning Lake Wales City
Champion of both men's and women's
divisions.
Following her business school educa-
tion, Janette became secretary to Mr.
Harold Norman, president of Florida Citrus
Canners Cooperative in Lake Wales, the
predecessor to Citrus World, Inc. which
currently markets their citrus juice products
under the brand Florida's Natural.
It was in Lake Wales that Jannette met
and married James R. Laffey who was
employed by Seaboard Airline Railway.
They relocated to Ocala, Fla., in 1946 to
raise their family. Jannette was widowed
in 1965 and went to work soon after
for Rheinauer's Of Florida, Inc., a fine
women's apparel department store.
In 1975 she accepted a position as
Assistant to the President of Rheinauers
and relocated to their corporate head-
quarters in Winter Haven, Fla., until her
retirement in 2002 at the age of 88.
Jannette was widely traveled, having
visited Europe, Africa, Saudi Arabia,
China and the British Isles. She was


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an avid golfer, member of
the Ocala Women's Golf
Association for many years,
and a fan of professional golf
and major league baseball.
She was the first female
Parish Council President in
the state of Florida serving
that position at Blessed
Trinity parish in Ocala.
Jannette is survived by her
four children, Michael Laffey
Laffey (Patricia, deceased), of Sugar
Land, Texas, Donna Isler
(Jack,) of Sierra Vista, Ariz.,
Matthew (Gail), of Winter Haven, and
David (Cheryl), of Ocala, Fla. She is also
survived by eight grandchildren, Crystal,
J. R, Katrina, Laura, Jennifer, Sarah,
Patrick and Laura, as well as seven great-
grandchildren, Michael, Colin, Callista,
Grace, Catherine, Charlie and Sam.
. In addition to her husband, she was
predeceased by her brother Alonzo
Yager and sister Elizabeth Martin, both
of Lake Wales.
Visitation and rosary for Jannette is
Sunday, Jan. 13, at 6 p.m. at the funeral
home. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated
at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Winter
Haven, Fla.
At 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14 interment
will be at Lake Wales Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to
Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Lake Wales,
Fla., www.marionnelsonfuneralhome.
com.
Memorial gifts may be made to Good
Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave.,
Aubumdale, FL 33823-3229.


Brenda Rewis


Brenda Rewis, 46, ofAvon Park passed
away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at the
Florida Hospital Heartland Medical
Center in Sebring.
She was born Dec. 19, 1966, in
Clewiston; and she came to this area with
her family as a child from Alva, Fla. She
was a member of High Pointe Church in
Lake Wales and loved animals.
Brenda was preceded in death by her
father, Butch Rewis.
' Survivors include her mother and
stepfather, Sandra and Autrey Brown
of Lake Wales; sisters, Sherie Rewis of
Frostproof and Sheila Rewis of Merritt


Island; stepsisters, Lawanda Hogan of
Avon Park and Kim Starks of Sebring;
maternal grandmother, Virginia Styles of
Fort Myers; and five nieces.
Memorial service is 11 a.m. Tuesday,
Jan. 15, 2013, at the Marion Nelson
Funeral Home in Frostproof.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be
sent to the Humane Society or the SPCA.
Condolences may be sent to
the family and the webcast of the
service can be viewed at www.
marionnelsonfuneralhome.com.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.


Mary Prentice Harris


Mary M. Prentice Harris, 85, died
Tuesday, Jan. 9. 2013, at her home from
cancer.
Mary was born Jan. 30, 1927, in Port
Huron, Mich., to Dr. and Mrs. Clarke
and Amanda McColl.
Mary worked for the School Board
of Polk County teaching English at
Denison Junior High, Lake Wales Junior
High and Frostproof Jr./Sr. High.
She earned her degree from Hillsdale
College in Michigan and her master's
from the University of South Florida.
She is preceded in death by Hugh S.
Prentice and K.G. Harris.
Mary is survived by her three chil-
dren Deborah (Prentice) Becton and
husband, Ron, of Fort Pierce, Hugh S.
Prentice and wife, Ingrid, of Seattle,
Wash., Rebecca (Prentice) Phillips and
husband, Russell, of Bradenton; grand-
children Spencer K. Prentice, Brian C.
Prentice and Clayton A. Becton and
wife Mary Beth; great-grandchildren
Kaleigh Ann Becton and Easton R.
Becton. Her extended family includes
four children Karen (Harris) Rowe and
husband Ron, Steven Harris and wife
Michelle, Martin Harris and wife Holly


residing in Michigan, and Brian Harris
and wife Maureen of Illinois. There
are nine grandchildren and 13 great
grandchildren.
Mary was proud to be a tribal citizen
of the Cherokee Nation, an active mem-
ber of the First Presbyterian Church of
Lake Wales, the Daughters of American
Revolution, Philantiropic Educational
Organization (PEOI.and volunteered at
the Lake Wales Public Library and the
former Lake Wales An Center.
Viewing will be held Saturday Jan. 12,
2013, from 10-11 a.m. and a memorial
celebration of Mary's life will be held at
11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church
Lake Wales. A reception will follow in
the Fellowship Hall for friends to gather.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be
sent to the First Presbyterian Church
of Lake Wales, 140 E. Park Ave., Lake
Wales, FL 33853, or Lake Wales Public
Library, 290 Cypress Garden Lane, Lake
Wales, FL 33853. Condolences may
be sent to the family and the webcast
of the service can be viewed at www.
marionnelsonfuneralhome.com.
Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.


Financial Fitness classes start Tan. 24


The Frostproof Care Center will be
offering another series of "financial fitness"
classes starting Jan. 24 at Emmanuel Baptist
Fellowship Church on County Road 630.
The program runs Thursday evenings,
through Feb. 28 and is for the whole family,
offering incentives and ideas for stretching
the family dollars a bit further. Child care


TALENT
FROM PAGE 1

perforni.
"It's really a fun competition and we've
had winners from all ages and all walks
of life," Club President James Keene
noted. "There's no cost to enter, and no
only is there a $1,000 grand prize, but
there are smaller cash prize available in
the different age categories. And, what's
most important is all the funds we raise
go towards our local educational initia-
tives like scholarships for Frostproof High
School seniors, dictionaries for fifth grad-
ers at Ben Hill Griffin Jr. Elementary, our,
teacher and staff appreciation breakfast."
This year, the club also helped support
the opening the new parent resource
room at Frostproof Elementary.


is provided at no charge, and dinner is
provided at 6 p.m. Classes start at 6:30 p.m.
Transportation can be arranged for those
who might need it.
Participants will also learn how to bud-
get, save and increase their credit scores.
For information on either, contact the care
center at 863-635-5555.


"We're hoping, as always, that the com-
munity steps forward as they always do
to support this effort," Keene added. "We
can't make it happen without some of the
extremely talented youngsters and adults
who go all out each spring, and their
family, friends and community members
that show up to cheer them on."
A complete set of rules and eligibility
requirements, as well as a breakdown of
the different age categories, are outlined
in the entry application, but there are
both youth and adult categories.
Tickets for each night's performances
are $10 for anyone over age 12. Children's
tickets for each show are also available for
$5 each. Adult tickets for all three shows
are $25, and children's tickets for all three
shows are just $10. They will be on sale in
the next few weeks. Refreshments will be
sold at the theater each night, and a 50-50
drawing will be held.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC

HEARING

AMENDMENTS TO SIGN

REGULATIONS


THE CITY OF LAKE WALES
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
MUNICIPAL BUILDING
201 W. CENTRAL AVENUE
January 22, 2013

Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Board of the City
of Lake Wales will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, January
22, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. or shortly thereafter at the Municipal Adminis-
tration Building, 201 W. Central Avenue, Lake Wales, Florida to con-
sider the following matter:

RECOMMENDATION TO CITY COMMISSION
A public hearing to consider a recommendation to the City Commis-
sion for amendments to the sign regulations of the Zoning, Land Use
and Development Regulations (Chapter 23, City of Lake Wales Code
of Ordinances).

The files for these hearings may be inspected at the Department of
Planning and Zoning during regular business hours. Please call (863)
678-4182 X714 to make arrangements to view the files.

The PUBLIC HEARING will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2013
at 5:00 P.M. or shortly thereafter in the Commission Chambers in
the Municipal Administration Building, 201 W. Central Ave., Lake
Wales, at which time the Planning and Zoning Board will take ac-
tion on this item. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and
be heard. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the
Planning & Zoning Board with respect to any matter considered at
such hearing, he will need a record of the proceedings, and for such
purpose he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.

The Planning and Zoning Board may continue the public hearings to
other dates and times, as they deem necessary. Any interested party
shall be advised that the dates, times, and places of any continuation
of these or continued public hearings shall be announced during the
hearing and that no further notices regarding these matters will be
published.

Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate in any of
these proceedings should contact the City Clerk 48 hours in advance
of the meeting at (863) 678-4182, extension 228.


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January 16, 2013





Pae8Fotro esJnay1,21


COUNTY


Goodbye



Mayor



Hutzelman


Frostproof said so long, for now, to Kay and Paul
Hutzelman, the city's First Couple. The couple are moving
to Nokomis later this month. Hutzelman, who has served
as city mayor since 2009, presided over her last city council
meeting on Jan. 7. The Frostproof Art League hosted a
special reception for the pair last Friday at their gallery
on Wall Street. Picture, from left: Polk City Commissioner
Trudy Block, Hutzelman, Polk County Commissioner
Melony Bell of Fort Meade, and Lake Hamilton Mayor
.Marlene Wagner.
PHOTOS BY K.M. THORNTON SR.


U-


Juvenile assistant state attorney retiring


Deb Oates leaving after 34 years in court system


By MARY CANNADAY
MCANNADAY@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM
Deb Oates, long a familiar presence in
Bartow and in juvenile court, is retiring
Friday.
She'll be turning her attention to-
friends and family and perhaps even
working part-time in the private sector.
Oates said she is not a person who
likes to be in the spotlight, but she did
agree to talk about her tenure with the
State Attorney's Office, and how she has
worked with Jerry Hill from the time he
headed up the Public Defender's office,
following him to the State Attorney's
Office when he was elected to that post.'
All in all, she has been with the court
system for 34 years, 28 with the SAO and
six as an assistant public defender.
She said a rewarding aspect of the job
is being able to help families through
the juvenile court system.; 'Jerry Hill has


been very sup-
portive of outr de-
cisions (on cases.)
There are times
when penalties
are called for, but
sometimes people
just need help."
Oates' division
handles Juvenile
Justice cases as
well as aspects of
some dependency
Deb Oates cases. "The first
five or six years
I did this, we were in charge of the de-
pendency cases as well, then DCF hired
their own attorneys to handle those. We
still get alot of crossover, though."
"Probably the biggest challenge is the
lack of resources for them (youth) when
they need services," Oates said.
She is glad to have had the


opportunity to work with so many
judges over the years, about 20 in all.
And although she is modest about her
influence, her co-workers are happy to
brag on her.
Hill has high praise for Oates.
"Since I was first elected, she has
been the only Juvenile Division Director
we've had. We don't put new people in
Juvenile. We put people there who know
the law, but also know when a kid needs
a break," Hill said. He said Oates has a
reputation statewide, and also noted
that when they have meetings on cases
such as homicides involving a juvenile,
Oates is always present. "On top of that,
she's been a good friend," Hill said.
"Deb has been a truly dedi-
cated public servant," said Brian Haas,
Administrative Assistant State Attorney
for the Tenth Judicial Circuit. "There are
a great many prosecutors here at the
office who have learned so much from


her. She will be greatly missed."
Tammy Glotfelty, who will be step-
ping into Oates' position, has worked
with her for 21 years, and says Oates
is known throughout the state for .
her expertise in juvenile justice. "For
example, someone may come up with
an idea to try out, and Deb can usually
say, 'we've tried that before and it didn't
really work, or it did work?"
Glotfelty described Oates as "a very
caring person and a very generous per-
son. We have several people who have
worked for her for 20 years, and part of
that is because if she sees something
going on with an employee, she'll do
what she can to help."
Glotfelty chuckled while at the same
time praising Oates' organizational
ability.
"She makes lists," said Glotfelty. "We
tease her about her lists, but the thing
is, they work."


Polk County's official visitor information center, Polk Outpost
27, will celebrate the game of baseball with its sixth annual
Spring Tkaining Kick-Off Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 16.
This free, family-friendly event is set for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and
it includes prize giveaways, games, a sports themed bounce
house for kids, a baseball movie, free popcorn and an appear-
ance by the Lakeland Flying Tigers mascot, Ace.
A collection of memorabilia from the Detroit Tigers, who are
celebrating their 77th spring training season in Polk County,
will also be on display. Attendees will be able to register for two
grand prize drawings: one for four tickets to see the Tigers play
a spring training game at Joker Marchant Stadium and the
other for a game-worn Tigers jersey,
In addition, visitors who bring canned goods, for donation to
local food banks, will have the chance to enter a special draw-
ing for a $50 gift card.
Visitors to Polk Outpost 27 can enjoy baseball themed
exhibits and memorabilia, on display from Feb. 10-17, and fans
will be able to pick up the latest information on the 2013 Spring
Training season such as schedules, spring training guides and
other baseball information, including complete schedules
for the 2013 RussMatt Baseball Central Florida Collegiate
Invitational, which will feature more than 200 college baseball
teams competing in Polk County from Feb. 23-April 20.
Polk Outpost 27 is on U.S. Highway 27, a half-mile South of
Interstate 4 at Exit 55. Call 863-420-2586.


Gourmet Gents fundraiser set
The Polk County Chapter of The National Coalition of 100
BlackWomen Inc., anticipates record numbers at its 10th
Annual Gourmet Gents.
Annually, this culinary-tasting fanfare showcases the skills
of more than 50 gentlemen who boast they are gourmet chefs.
Donned in chef hats and aprons, each cook is stationed at an
individual table to display their culinary masterpieces and offer
samples to event guests amidst a backdrop made festive with
music, entertainment, door prizes, and the fury of fellowship.
These civic and business leaders, and men of varying profes-
sions, volunteer their time and resources to provide scholar-
ships and professional development opportunities to eligible
individuals.
Tickets are $35 donation for adults and $15 donation
for those 12 and younger. They can be gotten by calling
863-299-7177:
It takes place at Lake Eva Banquet Hall, 799 Johns Ave.,
Haines City.
The National Coalition of 100 BlackWomen is a national,
non-profit organization whose mission is to advocate on behalf
of women of color through national and local initiatives and
strategic alliances that promote its national and international
agendas on leadership development and gender equity in
health, education and economic development


HOLIDAY CLOSINGS
The following places are closed for Martin
Luther King Jr. Day.
*The Polk County Courthouse: closed Monday,
Jan. 21
The Polk County Public Schools: closed.
Monday, JaLn. 21
The LakeWales Charter School District:
dosed, Monday, Jan. 21
Lake Wales Library cl dosed Monday,
Jan. 21
The city of Lake Wales: closed, Monday, Jan. 21
The city of Bartow. dosed, Monday, Jan. 21
*The city of FrostprooEf dosed Monday, lan. 21
The city of Fort Meade: closed Monday, Jan. 21
Bartow Public Library dosed, Saturday, Jan.19
and Monday, Jan. 21
Florida Refuse is on a regular schedule and
garbage will be picked up as it is every week.
For garbage collection in the city of Bartow,
Monday's collection will be on Thesday. Tuesday's
collection will be on Wednesday. Thursday's and
Friday's schedules will remain the same.
The U.S. Post Office: dosed Monday, Jan. 21
Banks are dosed Monday, Jan.21
The offices of The Lake Wales News, The Polk
County Democrat, The Fort Meade Leader and
The FrostproofNews will be open Monday, Jan. 21


Spring training to kickoff February 16


January 16, 2013


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January 16, 2013 Frostproof News Page 9


Citrus c

The U.S. Department of
Agriculture late last week said its
-estimate of the 2012-2013 Florida
citrus crop has decreased almost
3 percent to 142 million boxes.
The majority of the decrease oc-
curred in Valencias, which declined
3 million boxes to 76 million from
the USDA's December estimate.
Early-mids decreased 1 million boxes
to 66 million boxes.
The USDA makes its first estimate
in October of each year and revises
it monthly as the crop takes shape
until the end of the season in July.
Several variables such as rainfall,
disease pressure, fruit size and


rop estirn

significant fruit drop has made it a
very tricky year for crop forecasting,"
said Michael W. Sparks, executive
VP/CEO of Florida Citrus Mutual.
"Fruit drop in early-mids and small
sizes in Valencias are most likely the
cause of this decrease. We do know
that Florida growers are continuing
to produce the best quality citrus in
the world."
During the 2011-2012 season,.
Florida produced 146.6 million boxes
of oranges.
"The amount of fruit per tree is
lower, and fruit size is also down,"
Jimmy Tintle, chief executive of-
ficer at GreenKey Alternative Asset


late shrin]

Services in Longwood, Fla., said in
a telephone interview before the
report was issued. The plant disease,
called citrus greening, "has been
spreading for years and is cutting
into production," he said.
The bacterial disease, first found
in the state in 2005, starves a tree of
nutrients, causing fruit to drop pre-
maturely. Oranges are often smaller,
especially in younger trees.
For Florida specialty fruit and
grapefruit, all numbers remained the
same. The USDA'predicts 1.1 million
boxes of tangelos and 3.8 million
boxes of tangerines.:
The USDA says Florida will harvest


ks again

18 million boxes of grapefruit. The
yield for from concentrate orange
juice (FCOJ) remained at 1.61 gallons
per 90-pound box.
The Florida citrus industry cre-
ates a $9 billion annual economic
impact, employing nearly 76,000
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induct new members Feb. 9


The Frostproof Bulldog Boosters club will
hold its seventh annual Hall of Fame Gala
on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Lake Wales Country
Club, inducting three new members in the
Class of 2013.
Honorees include DougWise, John
Lewter and Larry Byrd, according to the
club.
Tickets are available several ways for the
6 p.m. event They are $50 each and can
be ordered through the mail with a check
payable to "Bulldog Boosters Inc." and sent
to PO. Box 833 Frostproof. Make sure to
include a return address and tickets will be
mailed back to you.
They also are available by calling one of
the local club members including Simone
Aldrich at 863-528-2888, Jennifer Plair at
863-528-2448, Michael Smeal at 863-528-
1094 or Rachel Pooley at 863-632-0139.


All Frostproof coaches also have tickets.
They can be contacted through their school
email addresses which can be found at
schools.polk-fl.net/fmnshs/staff.htm.
Lake Wales Country Club is located at
2925 State Road 60 E., Lake Wales. Attired
for the evening will be "dressy casual,"
organizers said.
All profits from the evening will go to
support various initiatives throughout the
Frostproof athletic program.
Among the auction items up for bid are
lunch with Grady Judd in support of the
girls soccer team, a six-month family mem-
bership at the Lake Wales YMCA to support
the weight lifting team, house painting (up
to 3,000 square feet) to support the football
team, and 20,24-ounce certifiedAngus
ribeye steaks to support the boy's basketball
team.


Webber International University
held a one-day canned food drive that
the faculty and staff participated in. All
donations were given to the Frostproof
Care Center to help restock their
shelves:
This year the WIU faculty and staff
accounted for 560 pounds of canned
items, their largest amount ever, in
this annual one-day drive. In addition,
a $30 gift certificate list was donated
to the center so they could purchase
items that they may be short on.
"We enjoy helping those that need
help and we are very appreciative and
deeply respect what the Frostproof
Care Center does for the local com-
munity," stated WIU Athletic Director,
Bill Heath.
"They were shocked when I pulled
up in the truck and they saw how
many food items that we donated


from this one day drive," said WIU
Sports Information Director Bradley
Hutzelman.
Webber International donates to the
care center each year and is involved
in supporting as many organiza-
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Hutzelman, who has served as city mayor since 2009, presided over her last city council meeting
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PHOTOS BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ
There were no survivors in this crash that was on east State Road 60, Wednesday morning. A large
stretch of the highway was closed in both directions for much of the day, opening one lane each
way around 2:30 p.m. Resurfacing work will have to take place, according to the PCSO, as the fire
burned the asphalt on the road.


Firey crash claims two on


S.R. 60 near Indian Lakes


By KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ
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Two people were killed in an early
morning fiery crash on east State Road
60 last Wednesday.
"When they collided, both vehicles
went up in flames," noted Sheriff Grady
Judd.
According to reports, the identities of
the two drivers are Walter S. Griffith, 83,
of 1371 S. Ocean Blvd. #812, Pompano
Beach, Fla., and Michael E. Sptouse,
53, of 217 Clearwater Ave., Polk City,.
Fla. Both men died at the scene as a
result of injuries sustained in the crash,
reports released Friday note.
Initial reports note that on
Wednesday, Jan. 9, at about 6:15 a.m.,
Griffith was driving his Lexus 4-door
westbound on the two lane portion of
S.R. 60, just east of County Road 630.
Witnesses saw his car then enter the
oncoming eastbound lanes when the
roadway expanded from two lanes to
a four-lane roadway with a median,
according to reports, and he continued
traveling in the wrong lanes, going
westbound.
Sprouse was driving a 1999 White
Freightliner truck, hauling a 1990
Peerless Dump Trailer loaded with
sawdust eastbound on the four lane
portion of S.R. 60, west of Indian Lake
Estates, when the two vehicles "struck
each other in an offset head-on type
impact," a report said.
Because the fuel tanks ruptured, a
fire started, consuming both vehicles,
according to reports.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office noted


the wreck caused S.R. 60 to be closed in
both directions because the road was
totally blocked by the vehicles and the
load of sawdust the tractor-trailer was
carrying, which spilled on the roadway.
Supervisor of the PCSO Traffic
Homicide Unit, Sgt. Greg Goreck, noted
the work of the fire department was to
be credited for the sawdust not catching
fire as well, because they had soaked
it in the process of extinguishing the
flames.
The roadway itself was damaged and
once S.R. 60 reopened, travel lanes were
reduced for a day so the road could be
repaired.
The highway, normally busy with
thousands of vehicles passing by,. was
completely quiet, and the only sound
that could be heard was occasionally
conversation between the deputies as
they investigated the scenes, taking pho-
tos of the charred wreckage and measur-
ing the distance the vehicles traveled as
they slid down the road, coming to rest
in the middle of the highway.
Cows in a nearby pasture could be
heard, but little else, as the usual heavy
highway traffic was diverted.
"There's a lot we've got to figure out
here," ludd said a few hours after the
wreck.
Surveying the scene, he noted of the
fire department, located just down the
road, "They were here in seconds."
The sheriff said "Death appears to
have occurred swiftly," adding "There is
no evidence of prolonged suffering."
Looking down the highway at his
deputies working the crash, quietly he
added, "This is how fragile life is."


Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives recorded the scene via camera and video camera, taking
measurements and gathering other information after the tragic accident.


School considers cutting class periods

District seeking ways to make up $16-18 M shortfall in budget


By MARY CANNADAY
MCANNADAY@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM

High school students in Polk County
might have to attend less classes to help
the district save money.
That was one of the ideas members of
the Polk County School Board were asked
last Wednesday to mull over as the district
looks to make some difficult funding
decisions.
Interim Superintendent John Stewart
and the district staff came up with a num-
ber of items, programs and changes that
would help lessen the $16 to $18 million
shortfall said to result from pay increases
awarded to teachers and school staff
earlier this year. The raises were paid from
reserves, but the same shortfall will occur
again next year, so a more permanent way
to fund them will have to be found.
The "good news" is that Stewart believes
only $16 to $18 million needs to be cut,
as opposed to a figure presented by the
previous administration, of $29 million.
One of the recommendations, which
will affect high school students and
teachers, is to cut the number of classes
from the current seven, down to six. This
will allow students to graduate with 24
credits; the number required by the state
of Florida. Currently, Polk students can
earn up to 28, which gives them a bit
of a cushion for graduation eligibility.
Savings would come through elimination
of teaching positions through attrition.
(International Baccalaureate schools
require seven periods, so would not be cut
to six, Stewart said.)
The model put before board members
Wednesday emulates one used in Marion
County. It allows for a traditional class
day of six periods in a row on Monday
throughWednesday, then a staggered
schedule on Thursday and Fridays. The
staggered schedules allow 90 minute


blocks for electives, tutoring, remedial
classes, practice tests and extracurricular
activities such as orchestra and band.
There are also "zero periods" built in for
teachers to have 90-minute common
planning times each day. All teachers
would plan at the same time, rather than
on the current staggered schedule.
Almost immediately, proposals were
made for teachers to use part of that time
for tutoring, meeting with students and
a number of other suggestions; a fact
not lost on Polk Education Association
president Marianne Cappoziello. "It is
a proven fact that classes adequately
planned for accomplish more," she said.
"The teachers have to have their planning
time." Cappoziello also disagreed with the
numbers being put forth by the district
and said she was sure there was money in
the budget for the raises without drastic
cost-cutting measures.
Asked if it were not unusual to try
to budget for pay raises after the fact,
Finance Director Mark Grey said it was
the first time the district has done it that
way, on the recommendation of consul-
tant Jim Hamilton, and would probably
be the last.
Hamilton was hired by the district to
make some key recommendations, under
the tenure of Sherrie Nickell, and one of
these was that staff, especially teachers, be
given a pay raise, according to Grey, it was
such a high priority that a decision was
made to give the increases first, then find
ways to fund it afterward.
Some other suggestions to save money
include eliminating the maintenance
warehouse, eliminating the school
supplies warehouse, eliminating ten bus
routes, eliminating transportation for
choice and magnet school out-of-zone
transportation, and reducing the benefits
available to school employees who work
part-time.


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PHOTOS BY K.M. THORNTON SR.


Frostproof Senior Sonia Perez celebrated her final home regular season soccer match with one
goal as the Lady Bulldogs defeated rival Fort Meade, 5-1. Frostproof started district play last
night, looking for its eighth district championship in the last nine years. Last night's game result
was too late for this edition of the News. The district's Class 2A championship game will be in
Lake Placid Friday kicking off at 7 p.m.


Frostproof's Catie Kincaid capped off a spectacular regular season with a three-goal hattrick
against Fort Meade in high school soccer action last week. She is being marked by Fort Meade's
Rubicela Barrios Peralta. It was a tough season for the Miners who showed plenty of heart and
hustle, and were rarely blown out of any games despite finishing the regular season with an
0-17-2 mark, with ties against Tenoroc and Lake Region. They also suffered one goal defeats
against Hardee and All Saints during the year.









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PASSION for PETS


Exercise


Happy New Year.
Many of us have decided to turn over
a new leaf and change our lifestyle for
2013. This is a great idea. Obesity, heart
disease, diabetes and many other dis-
eases are on the rise in both adults and
children in the United States. And what
about our pets? At least 50 percent are
overweight according to a pet obesity
survey in 2010. So what can we do?
Let's look at some contributing factors
first. Our lifestyles have become more
fast paced.
It is commonplace to eat in the car
on the way to ball practice, after leaving
work to get the kids, and somewhere
in there we need to do homework and
laundry, and the list goes on. So, Fido
stays home in a crate and we eat out
of paper bags. Years ago, many dogs
were bred for what they could do herd
sheep, round up cattle, retrieve birds,
etc. As we get busier ourselves, our dogs
often get less attention which leads


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not only to obesity but also to behavior
issues (and behavior issues are the
number one cause for euthanasia).
So what if we were to look at our
own diet/exercise program and include
the dog? It would certainly be cheaper
than a gym membership, and there are
numerous health benefits for both you
and your dog. This is a concept that the
book Fitness Unleashed talks about.
Portion control for ourselves and for
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the dog, healthier snacks (and probably
fewer snacks for both of us) and get off
the couch and walk. Let me preface this
by saying you should have a physical
for both you and your dog prior to
starting an exercise program.
Then you need to outfit both yourself
and your dog proper shoes for you (if
you will eventually be running and not
just walking, then get running shoes),
a good collar or perhaps Gentle Leader
Halter Collar for your dog along with
a good 4-6 foot leash. (I definitely DO
NOT recommend retractable leashes,
a good 4-6 foot standard leash offers
much more control over your animal
and will help you if another animal
comes to close to you and your pet.)
Both your shoes and your dog's col-
lar should be properly fitted by a
professional.
And where should you go? Well,
there are trails around most of the
lakes near here, many state parks have


trails, or you can just walk around your
neighborhood and get to know your
neighbors. Always remember to choose
your routes wisely and stay safe.
If you desire to have a goal to work
up to, there is a one-mile "jog withtyour
dog" in Winter Haven that benefits the
children's library (rockwalkrun.com).
If you come to a Body and Soul class
at High Point Church, we will give you
a free nail trim certificate and $10 off
of class registration. If we get enough
interested people, we could start a dog
walk in Lake Wales once a month or so.
(Let us know if you are interested).
I have always enjoyed playing with


my dogs from, raking leaves and then
burying the dog's ball so she had to dig
it out (my dad did not like that game
too much though), to playing frisbee
with our Border collies, to now run-
ning/walking with our pit bulls.
There really is not a whole lot better
than getting outside and enjoying some
time with your furry friend. I currently
have 2 pit bulls that are my running
partners as I am beginning my training
for my first half marathon. My female is
the best trainer as she just loves the at-
tention and to get out and keep going.
I have to be careful with her as she will
sometimes overheat herself from being


too enthusiastic.
Her brother loves the attention too
but does not quite have her stamina
yet.
So, get off the couch and get outside.
Both you and your dog will benefit. Do
be careful to evaluate your fitness level
and your dog's and start slowly.
Happy exercising.


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Creating a happier holiday, one dollar at a time


The smiles of excited young children is what makes the effort all worth it.


Each of the families not only got Christmas presents, but clothes and food to make the holidays
much merrier than they otherwise might have been.


Those who have been in P and J Recreation are familiar with the tradition of tacking up a dollar
bill somewhere in the restaurant during the year. In December, those dollar bills are taken down
and pooled together to provide holiday cheer for Frostproof families in need. This year, $1,096
was collected and donated towards gifts, food and clothes for two local families. Playing the role
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November's "Building a Better Bulldog" winner is a remarkable young lady, Stephanie Sanderson,
center, who is legally blind, but has overcome that obstade to be an integral part of life at Frostproof
Middle Senior High School, induding being a member of the school's cheerleading team. She attended
the Rotary recognition event with her mother Nicole, left. Presenting Sanderson her plaque is former
dub president Brian Ackddey.


December's Frostproof Rotary Club "Building a Better Bulldog" winner is Ricky Britt, second from
left. Britt advanced all the way to the state finals in weight lifting last year, after only being in
the sport for a couple of years. He was on hand along with mom Marilyn Desoto, left, and Ricky
Britt, right. Presenting the plaque is club secretary Brian Ackley.
The Frostproof Rotary Club is in
the second year of presenting
its monthly "Building a Better
Bulldog" award, presented
at the club's meeting every
third Wednesday of the month
during the school year. The
honor is designed to recognize
a student who is considered an
"unsung hero"for overcoming
obstacles and challenges that
many may not always know
about. October's winner, Israel
Rojas, is shown with former
Rotary Club president Brian
Ackley. The award was started
last year in part with a grant
from Florida's Natural.


Each month, the Frostproof Rotary Club honors an outstanding "Teen of the Month". Picked by
staff members at the high school, the award is based on academic and overall success at the
school. December's winner was Clayton Ferrer, who along with success in the classroom is an
outstanding wrestler. Clayton, center, was on hand along with his brother, Alan, to accept a
plaque during a recent lunch meeting from immediate Past President T.R. Croley.


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FEELING


The nature of health


Getting back to nature on a


Segway


improves health


By CASSIE JACOBY
CJACOBY a' HEARTLANDNE ~,SPAPERS.COM
Exploring state park on Segways im-
proves well-being.
"Get back to nature to get back your
health." Dr. Richard Louv, who calls nature
Vitamin N, coined the term nature-deficit
disorder in his 2005 book, "Last Child in the
Woods." Now an international movement,
it's all about getting coach potatoes to
unplug and get outdoors. Now there's a new
twisL If your adventurous spirit outweighs
your stamina for a walk on the wild side,
your health will benefit with a glide on the
wild side aboard a Segway.
"It's the best way to see the real Florida
up close, especially for those with mobil-
ity challenges," explained Jeff Futch.
owner with his wife Melody of Backtrail
Adventures of Florida. Located at Lake
Kissimmee State Park in Lake Wales, Futch
said tourists love Segways. "People are look-
ing for something reasonably priced that
they can enjoy with their whole family."
Although Segways are not uncommon
in the state. Futch had to jump through
bureaucratic hoops to get permission to
operate the off-road Segways in the state
park. "Since there are no other Segway tours
offered in a state park, we had to demon-
strate how little impact the Segways would
have on the land. All the red tape was not
easy."
The quiet ride allows for sightings of
alligators, deer, 60-70 species of birds,
armadillos, turkey and even a rare Florida
panther that's been spotted four times. "The
land is protected from hunters so animals
know they're safe. We can see turkey or deer

00a. W1. 1


Back Trail Adventures owners Jeff and Melody
Futch provide nature tours on Segways in Lake
Kissimmee State Park.


through our store window when the come
to the shore for a drink of water."
. "It's fun and easy to ride," Futch said
about the SegwayX-2 Personal Transporter
that has wider tires for on- or off-road tours.
Each costs $6,800 and has five gyroscopes
to balance the motion. Capable of 12.5
miles an hour, they only go six miles an
hour during the 70-minute guided tour
during which Futch provides information
about the trees, flowers, environment, and
history of the state park.
"You want to enjoy what you're seeing so
we don't fly through the park," he added.
Limited to guests 14 years of age and
older who are less than 300 pounds, the six
riders in each tour start with a 20-minute
hands-on training session showing how
effortless and safe the Segway can be.
"My oldest guests have been 86 years
old. No one has ever flunked the train-
ing, but I offer refunds to anyone whose
uncomfortable."
Proud of the five star rating from the
TripAdvisor, the couple also operates the
general store, rents canoes, kayaks and a
peddle boat, offers free Wifi around the
building and plans to offer bike rentals in
the future.
"Out here, it's laid back, like a breath of
fresh air. There's no pressure. We're here
to serve families who are here to get away
from the hustle and bustle of life and
make memories by spending quality time
together. While parents are fishing on the
deck, we turn on a movie for kids to watch
in the store," he said.
With a third of all American adults obese,
medical costs associated with obesity and
inactidity have soared to nearly $150 billion
a year. Studies have shown that exposure to
nature improves our physical and mental
well-being. immune systems and post-sur-
gery recovery rates showed improvement in
a University of Illinois study.
r -I


Segway tours of Lake Kissimmee State Park
help cure "nature deficit disorder."


Jeff Futch offers 20 minutes of training before visitors operate segways on the 2-3 hour tours of
Lake Kissimmee State Park.


In his latest book, "The Nature Principle,"
Louv cites growing research that shows the
medical community is increasingly sup-
porting the idea that nature has restorative
and healing properties. Some physicians
even write park "prescriptions" for their
patients. The future, Louv predicts, will
belong to those who become "nature-
smart" by reconnecting with the outdoors
and embracing the transformative power of
the natural world.


"Humans need.to learn about the power
of living in nature, not with it," said Louv.
Visit www.richardlouv.com for more
information.
Segway tours cost $40 per person plus tax
and are operated Thursday through Sunday
from 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., subject to
availability, during season. Reservations are
strongly encouraged, but not required. Call
to 863-514-3474 of visit www.backtrailfla.
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New guidelines for less-frequent cervical cancer screening


DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 64-year-
old woman who goes every year for an
annual gynecologist visit, and I have
always had a yearly Pap smear. When
I turned 60, I was told by my doctor
that since my Pap smears were always
normal, I need a Pap smear only every
three years. At my most recent visit, I
was told that a Pap smear for women
over 50 is recommended only after
five years, if consistently normal in the
past, and that after 65 it is not neces-
sary to have a Pap smear.
What are your thoughts on this? I am
feeling very uneasy. This sounds like a cost-
cutting issue rather than being proactive to


prevent a possible issue. S.S.
ANSWER: Dr. Georgios Papanikolaou
found that cancer cells can be seen on
a slide prepared from a vaginal swab.


As a result, the number of cervical can-
cer cases in the developed world has
dropped precipitously. More recently, it
has become clear that cervical cancer
develops after exposure to certain types
of human papilloma virus (HPV). This
virus can be screened for at the same
time that cells are taken for the Pap
smear. Cervical cancer grows slowly, so
occasional screening is very successful.
As women get older, they tend to
become less exposed to HPV, and so
are at lower risk of developing cervical
cancer. Thus, the new guidelines for
less-frequent screening make sense.
However, I would not recommend


screening only every five years unless
the woman had numerous normal tests
and the testing includes a negative
result for the high-risk forms of HPV
Finally, it is imperative that longer
duration of screening be reserved only for
women who are either sexually active with
one long-term partner or no longer sexu-
ally active. Women over 65 with multiple
partners should continue screening.
Yes, it is cost-saving, but the guide-
lines reflect the biology of the disease.
The critical women to test are young
women at high risk of acquiring the
strains of HPV that will eventually
cause cervical cancer.


I've got good news and bad news


The good news is that, according to
the Annual Report of the Nation on the
Status of Cancer, cancer mortality rates
in the United States broadly declined
1.5 percent annually from 2000 to 2009..
Specifically, mortality rates declined
1.8 percent per year among men and
among children and 1.4 percent per year
among women. The number of diagno-
ses of cancer in men dropped 0.6 percent
from 2000 to 2009. It was unchanged for
women and children.
The improvements were attributed to
better and more screening for leading
types of cancer, including lung, colorec-
tal, breast and prostate. Also, it helped
that fewer Americans smoked.
The bad news: Cancer mortality
rates increased for some cancers. Rates
were up for skin cancer in men, uterine
cancer in women and pancreatic and
liver cancer in both genders. There was
also an uptick in the incidence of oral
and anal cancers related to human


WELL NEWS
Scott LaFee


papillomavirus infections.
Experts lauded the progress, but said
more could be made with greater efforts
to promote smoking cessation, weight
loss, healthy diets, exercise and reduced
alcohol consumption.
Body of knowledge
The average American consumes
14,820 pounds of meat in a lifetime, or
the equivalent of a large Minke whale.
Get me that, stat!
Approximately 20 percent of
Medicare patients account for
80 percent of spending.
Number cruncher
A single Johnsomille original


bratwurst sausage (112 grams) contains
270 calories, 198 from fat. It has 22
grams of total fat or 34 percent of the
recommended total fat intake for a
2,000-calorie daily diet.
It also contains 60 milligrams of
cholesterol (20 percent), 810 mg of
sodium (34 percent), 2 grams of total
carbohydrates (1 percent), 1 gram of
sugar and 15 g of protein.

Counts
17,800 Average cost per hospital-
ization, in dollars, of the highest cost
Medicare patients
17,600 Average follow-up cost, in
dollars, for these patients after they
left hospital Source: The Health Care
Advisory Board

Doc talk
O-sign Used to describe a coma-
tose patient with his mouth agape.
Q-sign Similar to an O-sign, but


with the patient's tongue protruding.
Q-dot sign Similar to a Q-sign,
but with a fly on the tongue.
Considered to be a poor prognostic
indicator.

Phobia of the Week
Chrometophobia Fear of money

Never say diet
The Major League Eating speed-
eating record for "buffet food" is
5.5 pounds in 12 minutes, held by
Crazy Legs Conti. The record doesn't
specify exactly kind of food Conti
consumed, but then that's really not
the point of a buffet.

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Here is the next installment of a list, found on the
Trulia u'ebsite by Tarn Nicholle-Nelson. of the top 10
things you can dofor $10K, if you're in your home
and planning to stay put for a while:
6. Swap out your carpet. Listen, you might
LOVE carpet. And if you do, that's fantastic. But
many Americans are living with carpet they really,
really dislike,
whether Dolores Vogel
because of
its color, its
condition
or the
upkeep and
maintenance Leg el Estate, Ic
it requires.LegyRealEstatec.
If you have
$1OK and
you can't stand your carpet, you can estimate that
it'll run you about $300-$500 per room to replace
it with new carpet, or $1500-$2000 per room to
replace it with hardwood, depending obviously
-on where you live, how large your rooms are and
what specific materials you choose in terms of the
replacement floors.
7. Bring a bathroom into this millennium. The
average cost of a bathroom remodel in America
is right around $16,000, according to Remodeling
Magazine, but that lumps master bathrooms in
with powder rooms and the like. I say there are
dozens of things you can do to your hall or other
bathrooms to bring them into the 21st century
for well under the $10,000 mark. For example,
my Jacuzzi tubs are probably the most-used
"appliances" in my home homewyse.com pegs
the average cost of swapping your tub for a jetted
one at somewhere between $1500 and $3500.
And last year, I traded up my hall bathroom sink


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and faucet for top-of-the-line versions for right
around $1,000, installed.
In fact, there are a number of thousand-dollar-
or-less bathroom power-tweaks suggested by
Consumer Reports If you're committed and smart,
you can group a number of them into a bathroom
that feels like new for well under $10,000:_
_Replace the vanity with a new wood model that
has a stone counter.
Add a new mirror and faucet. Alternatively, keep
your current vanity but replace your toilet and
faucet and add a new vinyl floor.
Improve lighting and ventilation with a new
combination light and exhaust fan. One with a heat


setting will keep you from getting chilled when you
get out of the shower.
Add a set of sconces on either side of the mirror
or medicine cabinet.
Update towel bars, hooks, toothbrush and
toilet paper holders, and cabinet hardware. Add
matching shelves for your towels and toiletries.
Switch your standard showerhead to one with
multiple settings, including a pulsating or massage
setting.
Keep your towels toasty with a heated towel bar,
some of which cost $100 or less.

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3/2/Oversized garage 3,24
acres $138,900. OBO0 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
a'nd 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/nmonth 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.
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129 Stevenson Rd, Winter
Haven. 3 bd/2 bath w/1 car
garage & small shop.
850.00 month + security.
No pets. Call 863-678-1498
or 863-241-1528
BABSON PARK, 503 Hillside
Dr., 2br/1.5ba C/H/A, W/D
Included, nice yard, no pets.
$650/mo. plus security. 863-
875-6761.
Bartow 2 or 3bd, frame
home, C/H/A, w/d hookup.
Clean quiet area. $650. mo.
863-559-2230 or 647-1958.
BARTOW ~- 1BD 1BA
$550.00 monthly $300.00
SD
863-837-0013
BARTOW, Clean 1Bdr Apart-
ment in Duplex, on Bartow's
Westside. Ceramic tile floors
throughout, large kitchen.
$425./monthly.
863-299-8070.
Fort Meade 3bd, 2ba,
quiet neighborhood. $800.
mo. 863-581-7683
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room, Great location Big
yard Avail. Now!
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fresh interior paint. Located close
to shopping. $1050/month, SD
$1050. 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 $400, 1st, last,
and SD required up front. Call
Maggie 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.
here 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 Serices, Inc
863-676-0024 or visit www.Lega-
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Commercial
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 Legac Leasing Services, Inc
863-6 76-024 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
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1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT
2/1 in Highland City
SHancock to Charlton
$475-$505/month
Move In Specials
Lakeland Properties &
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(863)665.8575
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1320 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

COLONIAL SQUARE
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LAKE WALES Efficiences
$150 weekly / 2 Bedrooms
$750 monthly, utilities fur-
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clean quiet area. $430. mo.
Call: 863-559-2230 or 647-
1958.
BARTOW 2BR 2BA
$650.00 monthly $500.00
SD
863-837-0013
1350 EFFICIENCIES
FOR RENT
Efficiences Apartments
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863-514-0103

1500 LOTS & ACREAGE
OWNER FINANCE N.
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$25,000 OBO, great for
home or cabin. (828)394-
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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. $1800.00
per month 863-678-1498 or
863-241-1528
Great retail or small
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by landlord. Downtown
storefront, next to The Lake
Wales News on Stuart
Avenue. Clean and ready to
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Major art show, festival to focus


on Peace River in Arcadia Feb. 8-9


By SUSAN E. HOFFMAN
The DeSoto Arts and Humanities
Council will hold a major art exhibit,
believed to be the first of its kind to
celebrate the Peace River and our
Heartland Florida way of life.
The show, being held at the DeSoto
County campus of South Florida State
College, opens Friday, Feb. 8 with a
private reception by invitation only for
artists, guests and sponsors.
They will have a chance to mingle
with the artists, learn more about
their work and even buy art for their
home or office.
Artists from all over Florida are
submitting entries that depict some
aspect of the river or the way of life


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in the peaceful valley, from citrus to
cowboys, stately Victorian homes to
old-timey swimming holes.
Cash prizes totaling at least $1,500
will be awarded. In addition, major
sponsors will get some of their dona-
tions back as "Art Bucks" to buy works
of art from the artists.
The entry deadline has been ex-
tended to Jan. 21 artists are encour-
aged to submit their applications soon
for consideration. There are three
categories: two-dimensional, three-
dimensional and photography.
Renowned Florida photographer
Clyde Butcher will be judging the
photography category.
The event continues the next day
with the Rio de la Paz Festival, cel-
ebrating the 500th anniversary of the
Spanish landing in "La Florida." On
Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
the festival will include vendors and
organizations that bring to life various
aspects of Peace River life.
From fine artists, artisans and
craftsmen to environmental organiza-
tions, historical organizations and
area businesses, they will offer a


variety of information and entertain-
ment for visitors.
See the wonderful Royal Order of
Ponce de Leon Conquistadors of Punta
Gorda and their replica of the Spanish


galleon that very likely landed in
Charlotte Harbor, with which they re-
enact the landing in Southwest Florida.
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BY CAROL MAHLER

Martin Art Gallery in Arcadia is
where I first heard Guy LaBree talk
about how he learned the Seminole
creation myth to paint the two im-
ages now representing the Seminole
Tribe of Florida in the Smithsonian
National Museum of the American
Indian. His story about how Medicine
Man Sonny Billie taught him gave the
paintings almost a "fourth dimension,"
and I wanted to know more.
For months, I traveled several times
a week to talk with him at his home
a few miles west of Peace River. His
studio is the master bedroom, and the
living and dining rooms double as gal-
leries. There, I interviewed him about
42 paintings selected by his wife Pat,
who is also his business manager.
Using those interviews, I wrote an
essay about each canvas.
He and his wife had purchased their
10 acres in DeSoto County before
he became a full-time artist. Until
he "retired" from lithography, they
occasionally camped on the land with
their family and friends, who included
many of the Seminole children with
whom he attended Dania Elementary
School after World War II.


Those children and their families
still lived a traditional life, and
LaBree participated in their lifestyle
and culture when he spent the
night on the Dania (now Hollywood)
Reservation. Thus, many of his
canvases about Seminole life and
tradition are based on his experiences
as a child and teenager.
He also paints Seminole legends,
such as the creation myth mentioned
above. His painting of another story,
"Water Lily Lovers," is the cover art for
my book published by the University
Press of Florida in 2010. His canvas
captures only one moment of each tale,
so part of my job was to tell like Paul
Harvey "the rest of the story."
A self-taught artist and third-
generation Florida Cracker, LaBree
supported his family for more than 25
years by selling his paintings, so most
of his works are in private collections.
This book provides a public showcase
for his work and presents some of
the methods that he uses to focus the
Seminole perspective on canvas.
Besides relying on his own experi-
ences, LaBree has researched his
subjects by reading the historical
chronicles and, more importantly,
by talking with the experts his


Seminole friends. He also consults
with historians, archaeologists, an-
thropologists, re-enactors and others.
Many of his works feature incidents
of the Seminole Wars. Some scholars
consider the three wars as episodes
of one long conflict. LaBree almost
always portrays life during the
Second Seminole War as that was the
longest, most costly and deadliest of
all the 19th century wars of "Indian
Removal." It also profoundly changed
the Seminole culture.
His paintings have been on ex-
hibit throughout Florida at museums,
colleges, festivals, galleries and at
Seminole-sponsored events. His paint-
ings appeared in a major documentary
film to represent the Seminole nation.
The Smithsonian Institution included
his painting in the encyclopedic
Handbook of North American Indian.
He is also a life-long outdoors-
man, and those experiences inspire
his canvases of Florida wildlife. His
enjoyment of the natural world also
gave rise to his Seminole nickname:
"Barefoot Artist."
LaBree's work will be among the
art displayed in the Art of the River
exhibition, sponsored by the DeSoto
Arts and Humanities Council.


Carol Mahler is the author of
"Guy LaBree: Barefoot Artist of the
Florida Seminoles." She is a member
of the DeSoto County Historical
Society which holds its 9th Annual
Pioneer Day on March 16 at DeSoto
Veterans Park on State Road 70 just
west of Arcadia.


Capturing country life in metal


Rodger Drawdy with the "Dive Flyer" he crafted
for the patent owner. Drawdy's input added
improvements to the device which is used by
divers and rescuers searching underwater.


By SUSAN E. HOFFMAN

Rodger Drawdy lives in two worlds.
His art is, steeped in the past, depict-
ing frontier days, cattle drives and
scenes from the Old West, cut out of
quarter-inch-thick metal.
To create them, he uses modern
electronic tools, including an array of
computers that translate his intricate
drawings into thousands of math-
ematical formulas.
Drawdy creates everything from
signs to ranch gates, as well as west-
ern scenes and wildlife, skillfully cut
from sheet metal. He has always been
interested in creating art, but he took
up designing in metal after discovering
he had a talent.
Coming up with the design is the
hardest part, and takes the longest
time. "I might think about a design for
four or six weeks, trying out different
elements until I get it just right," he


said. Once he has the concept, the
most demanding part begins. He scans
his design into a computer program
that allows him to tinker with every
minute detail. This part of the process
is the most crucial, Drawdy said,
because it will dictate how well the
piece turns out.
The computer drawing is then trans-
lated into thousands of mathematical
formulas. Each tiny line gets its own
formula one piece, he said, required
more than 13,000 individual lines of
code.
The code then becomes minute
cuts that will be burned into a sheet
of metal. The computer dictates the
thousands of X-Y coordinates that the
torch then cuts into the metal.
He makes it sound simple, but in fact
it takes considerable practice. "I have
to consider the speed, the heat and the
flexibility of the metal," he explained.
"If it goes too slow, it can melt the


metal. Too fast, and you don't get good
cuts on the lines."
After the design is cut from the
metal, he finishes the piece which
may entail sanding, painting,
spraying and applying a protective
clear-coat.
A recent project involves building a
patented device called the Dive Flyer,
to help people searching underwater.
The patent owner asked Drawdy to cre-
ate one, following the original design.
As he built the device from aluminum,
Drawdy even came up with some
improvements on his own. It allows a
diver being towed underwater to ma-
neuver in all directions. It can be useful
in rescue and recovery operations,
oceanography studies, even treasure
hunting for wrecks.
Drawdy promises a special creation
for the Art of the River exhibition.
Come to the exhibit Feb. 9 to see what
his imagination has created.


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By CAROL MAHLER
Historically, Peace River origi-
nated in the Green Swamp; however,
Interstate 4 blocked those head-
waters. Now, Peace River flows 106
miles from Lake Hancock in Polk
County, through Hardee, DeSoto
and Charlotte counties and into
Charlotte Harbor. With Myakka and
Caloosahatchee rivers, Peace River
creates a productive estuary.
Native Americans thrived on the
abundant food resources and traveled
along Peace River.
In 1513, Juan Ponce de Leon, the
first of a series of Spanish conquista-
dors, named our state "Florida." On
Spanish maps, the river is named
"Rio de la Paz," or "River of Peace."
Spaniards introduced European
diseases that decimated native -
populations; others were captured
by tribes raiding from the British
colonies. The Spanish colony offered
sanctuary to runaway African-
American slaves.
In the mid-18th century, those
Indians who became the Florida
Seminoles settled in north Florida.
In 1763, Florida became a loyal
British Colony; at the end of the
American Revolutionary War, it
returned to the Spanish. Yet Andrew
Jackson attacked the Seminoles and
their African-American allies in the
Spanish colony.
Refugees of that First Seminole
War (1817-1818) settled on the
banks of Peace River. They called it
Talakchopco Hatchee, or "River of
Long Peas."
The U.S. Congress passed the
Indian Removal Act of 1830 to force
Indians west of the Mississippi
River. In 1836, during the Second
Seminole War (1835-1842), Colonel
Persifor F. Smith led Louisiana
Volunteers about 52 miles up Peace
River. Although he did not find any
Seminoles, he noted: "The country
seems favorable for the pasturage of
cattle."
Camp Ogden, named for Edmund
Augustus Ogden, Fort Brooke's
quartermaster, was established in
1841 as a source of materials to
build canoes to pursue Seminoles
in the Everglades. Colonel William
Jenkins Worth brought Seminole


PHOTO BY RHETT BUTLER
Chief Coacoochee there to lure other
Seminoles to surrender. Peace River
was the western boundary of the
Seminole reservation established at
the war's end.
In 1852, John Henry Winder
directed the construction of a fort
named for himself on the west shore
of Peace River about two miles from
Fort Ogden.
Manatee County was established in
1855, the year that inaugurated the
Third Seminole War. The following
year, the east bank where Arcadia
is today was first settled. It was
known as Waldron's Landing because
Francis Marion Waldron owned 70
acres there.
Following a Seminole attack at
the Tillis homestead, The Battle of
Peace River was fought just south of


PAINTING BY JANE HILTON


Fort Meade. The war ended without
formal surrender, and the Florida
Seminoles remain unconquered.
During the Civil War (1861-1865),
pastures along Peace River fattened
the cattle that fed the Confederacy.
The Cow Cavalry protected the
animals and drove them north. The
Confederacy's most notorious block-
ade runners, such as Robert Johnson
of Fort Ogden, used the river's piers
and wharves.
In 1866 near Horse Creek, a
major tributary, Pine Level was
established as the new county
seat of Manatee. It may have been
considered a "Freedman's town" or
a gateway to such areas. In 1867,
the International Ocean Telegraph
Company's cable crossed Peace River
on its route from Gainesville to Cuba.
In the early 1880s, the Arcadia
area was called Raulerson's Landing
because Harris Raulerson hauled
crops and supplies in his side-wheel
steamer between there and Charlotte
Harbor. Potatoes were a major crop
shipped from the river's natural high
banks, so the settlement was named
Tater Hill Bluff.
In 1883, James Madison Hendry
moved a sawmill to harvest the
river's pines. He proposed that the
town's post office be called Arcadia in
honor of Arcadia Albritton Coker who
had baked him a birthday cake on
his way. The river also gave access to
cypress trees that could be rafted to
market or mill.
The Florida Southern Railroad
built tracks on the banks of Peace
River in 1886 usurping river trans-
portation. From March to August,
Arcadia was the southern terminus
and experienced enough growth that
it was incorporated as a town on Dec.
6. It became county seat of DeSoto
in 1888. By 1914, three different
railroads provided transportation in
Arcadia: Atlantic Coastline; Charlotte
Harbor and Northern; East and West
Coast.
In 1887, DeSoto County was sliced
from Manatee County, and the next
year, T. S. Morehead founded the
Arcadia Phosphate Company. Pebble
phosphate was mined from the river
until 1908 when mining operations
moved to Polk County land deposits.
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transportation, the river still offered
boating, fishing, swimming and other
recreational opportunities. On its west
shore, a Chautauqua amphitheater was
built in 1928. The first and only season
of the All-Florida Chautauqua was held
January to March 1929. The ruins are
located in Peace River Campground.
Carol Mahler is a member of the
DeSoto County Historical Society. Its
9th Annual Pioneer Day is March 16 at
DeSoto Veterans Park on State Rt. 70.


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There will also be plenty of good food
for you to enjoy your day.
In addition, the event includes a
scenic bike ride taking you on some
easy roadways to enjoy the banks of
the Peace River in DeSoto County.
Children and teens will enjoy the


opportunity to paint and decorate
an old school bus now used by the
Canoe Outpost of Arcadia to transport
canoers and kayakers to the Peace
River for an enjoyable day of scenic
paddling.
The event is free and open to
the public. There is plenty of free
convenient parking across the street
at DeSoto County High School with
shuttle buses operating all day to and
from the festival.


Also, tour South Florida State
College's lovely DeSoto Campus and
find out what the college can offer you.
DeSoto Arts and Humanities
Council is a 501icii3i nonprofit orga-
nization whose mission is to promote
the arts in DeSoto County and foster
an environment where artists can
learn, grow and share their talents.
For details on DAHC, Art of the
River and Rio de la Paz Festival, visit
www.desotoartscouncil.com.


DAHC thanks its sponsors, including:
* Platinum: Mosaic Co.
* Gold: Griffin Fertilizer Co.
* Silver Florida Outdoor Properties. South
Florida State College Foundation, Ryals Cattle
Company and Seacoast Bank
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Grande Seaplane, Dancing Mouse Designs, .g-
Arcadia Eyewear, First State Bank, Pet Passings-
Kays Ponger Uselton, Bayshore Marina & Yacht,
Art Creations, Kay Ryan, Willows Restaurant,
Florida Power & Light, Keith & Martha Jo
Markey, Al & Karen Smoczynski, Tamiami Art &
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