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Frostproof News

Frostproof's Hometown News for more than 85 years 75 Page 14
Volume 89 Number 5 USPS NO 211-260 Frostproof, Polk County Florida 33843 Copyright 2014 Sun Coast Media Group, Inc.

Benton brings deep Bulldog

roots to football program

Was member of 1999 Class 2A state championship team
By BRIAN ACKLEY the program's talented players. for the Fire which starts its football pro-
BACKLEY@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM Benton was named last week as the gram this fall. He will start at Frostproof
varsity program's new head coach, in the next few weeks, once all his
Shannon Benton knows Frostproof can replacing Price Harris who coached the district paperwork is in order.
win football games. program for the last four years. "I'm humbled at the opportunity,"
It's how they go about doing it, how- Benton is currently wrapping up his he said. "I'm humbled even more to
ever, that will be one of the main lessons duties at Southeastern University in
SHANNON BENTON the former Bulldog is hoping to instill in Lakeland where he is an assistant coach BENTON 112

Hall of famer: 'I love City signs discussion

everything about Frostproof will continue

Crumbly will be inducted ByJAMESCOULTER banners.
with two oters on S Their discussion concerned possible
with two others on Saturday changes to be made to the ordinances
already adopted, whether there were
By JAMES COULTER "I just love A public workshop discussing city or- areas that needed to be clarified, and Frostproof," dinances for signs was held prior to the how to continue enforcing existing sign
Crumbly said. city council meeting on Monday, and ordinances.
Jerel Crumbly is a true blue "I want to see it nothing was made final other than the They focused on calcifications for the
Frostproof native, prosper, to see idea that the discussion will continue, ordinances, especially on how sidewalk
Frostproof is where he was born it continue with This workshop was held because city signs were to be constructed and for
and raised, it is where he lives, and our traditions. staff wanted clarification in terms of how long they would be permitted to
it is where he will inevitably take his I do it because code enforcement of Article 8 in the remain erect.
dying breath. It is the town where he I enjoy it. I Land Development Code, which regu- Currently, city code permits sidewalk
attended school, where he played just feel good lates the use of signs within the city. signs that are made from sturdy mate-
football, where he owns and runs because I live 1 The council reviewed current sign rial, thus permitting those made from
his business, and where he raises his here and it is regulations, specifically those con-
family. my commu- JEREL CRUMBLY cerning sidewalk signs and temporary SIGNS 112
He loves the ruralsmall-town nity and my
setting, where everyone knows every- school."
body, and where, true to its nickname For all the
as the "Friendly City," everyone can contributions he has made to his Avon Park m an killed
expect a familiar, smiling face and hometown, Crumbly will be honored
warm, friendly greeting. at the 2014 Frostproof Bulldogs Hall
"I love everything about of Fame Gala on Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. at
Frostproof," Crumbly said. "That is the Lake Wales Country Club, where in U .s. 2 7 crash
the reason I am still here." he, along with Doyle D. Kelley and An Avon Park man lost his life sideswiped a tree.
Having lived in this town since Don Sebastian, will be inducted. An Avon Park man lost his life sideswiped a tree.
his birth, and wanting not only his "Jerel's commitment to the com- Sunday afternoon in a single car crash The Neon then rotated, struck
children, but all other children within munity, not only football, but the near Camp Inn, according to the Polk another tree and flipped over onto its
the community, to have the same entire athletic department, outweighs County Sheriff's Office. roof, eventually facing southbound,
experience he had growing up, he anything else that anyone else has According to reports, the victim was according to the PCSO. King was the
has generously given back to his done in Frostproof," said Doug Wise, 56-year old Billy Joe King of Tarsus only occupant in the vehicle and was
community. Crumbly's lifelong friend and last Road, Avon Park. restrained by a seatbelt, reports indicat-
Not only has his business, Crumbly year's Hall of Fame inductee. "He's Police say that at 5:29 p.m., Sunday, ed, However he was declared deceased
Bros., Inc., contributed to the local gone way above and beyond what King was operating a Blue 2003 Dodge on scene by emergency medical
economy since its start over 34 years normal people would do." Neon, and was traveling in the outside responders.
ago, but he has donated his time, Crumbly was born on Nov. 7, 1951. lane of northbound U.S. Highway 27, The roadway was reduced to one lane
money, and effort to local organiza- Being a late bloomer in life, he did approaching the intersection of Gum northbound for several hours during
tions such as the Future Farmers of not realize his own athletic potential Road. the investigation for safety purposes,
America, the New Horizon 4-H Club, until his high school years. He played According to witnesses, King, for no the sheriff's office added, due to the
and the local school system's athletic apparent reason, slowly went off the small shoulder on the side of the
department; HALL 112 roadway to the right, and continued roadway.
northbound down the shoulder and The investigation is ongoing.

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Page 2 The News Wednesday, February 5,2014

Jenkins takes the helm at LWFD

Lake Wales Fire Department wel-
comed this week a new chief but
not a new face to run their team.
Joe Jenkins was selected by City
Manager Ken Fields to take over for
former Fire Chief Jerry Brown, who
retired, effective Jan. 31.
Monday morning was Jenkins' first
official day as chief, and as he said,
"So far, so good."
"Kind of strange," he added.
"It's new, getting used to the 8 to
5 routine, after 23 years of doing Im7t
shift work" where firefighters work
24 hourg on and have 48 hours off.
What does he think makes a good fire
"Consistency is important," he said.
"Being able to be firm, but at the
same time, fair. But really just to me, PHOTOS BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ
the fire chief job is to take care of the The City of Lake Wales welcomes its new fire
guys and gals out there actually doing chief, Joe Jenkins. Lake Wales Fire Chief Joe Jenkins and Assistant Chief Perry Daughtry stop fora photo by Tower 1.
the work, making sure they have the "I couldn't imagine working in a job three shifts from an outside view," he except that he is second in charge.
equipment they need. And really, where you had to work as an individ- said. What does he like best about being
they take care of the fire chief." ual," he said. "I depend on the next Two lieutenants were promoted a firefighter?
Another administrative duty is be- guy or girl and they depend on me. to deputy chief, since Daughtry was "I still like the excitement of the
ing out in the public and promoting "When you can go out and mitigate moved to position as Joe Jenkin's job," he says. "I like the bond of the
what the fire department does. a situation, and you see the smile right hand, the assistant fire chief. people I work with."
"You can't have a good fire chief on their faces," he said, is when it is Deputy Chief Mike Danford retired Born and raised in Lake Wales, he
without a good department," he said, rewarding. as well. adds he enjoys "serving this commu-
noting that the "newest guy makes Lives are saved, and that pleases Two firefighters were moved to nity." He comes from a fourth genera-
you look as good as one" that has him. lieutenant, and the department is tion Lake Wales family.
been there for years. "We get phone calls and letters," he looking to add two more to their staff. He joined the fire department after
Jenkins has been with the fire said. Changes, he is sure, will come. one of his friend's dads retired.
department 23 years, having joined And as for favorite memories over "Once we get settled, then we will "He gave me one of his books that
in 1990. the years? reevaluate. If we are not making you get when you go to standards,"
"I actually wrote a paper on it in Not really. change, we will get stale," he said. he said.
college," he said. "I really didn't know "We sit around the table sometimes Meanwhile, Daughtry says his du- Daughtry looked it over, and that's
what I wanted to do. All kids wanted and talk about calls. I don't think ties are not extremely different than when he decided to make a career of
to be firefighters." anyone is more important to me than what he was doing as deputy chief, it.
One trip to McDonald's changed his others," he said. 4
life. The firefighter bond is deep and
That aften he mt his fr conversations about calls take place ml
Dean Copson and another friend.
Th~tey s ii~d Mwe're going to fire serious ones.
They said "Oh we're going to fire all the time, especially the more
school, and I said, 'when does that "he ou re on sit ou re
start, can I still get in?"' and he called spending a third of your life with
Ridge Vocational Tech and set up his these people, they re obviosly ai NE I IN
scho son, and Perry Daughtry extension of your family, really hourere w e
wHe, his on. adPryDuhy wise, you spend more time with thems and Pr ut ,_y_
were all in school at the same time. wise, you spend more tie with them
And of course, there was that "a-ha" than you do at home. We are .. i
moment when he realized the seri- with the birth of new children, par- ar Ced Ophthalmologists & Optometrists
ousness of the job to which he had ents passing, we are all here for them. i. ..... g- e
committed. We get to see the whole evolution
of life with people that we consider p ,J
"Shortly after I started ... you know brothers and sisters. We have our ups
.. small town. You end up running
and downs, we get on each other's t finest in:
calls and giving service to people you and downs, we get on each other's
know," he recalled. "We ran a vehicle nerves and argue, and (there's) ten-
accident with a fatality. It was one of sion, and then it goes away," he said. ract ma
my dad's good friends." Calls that involve children are Incision Implant
That, he said, is when he realized especially rough, he notes. Surgery
that although being a firefighter was "If you hold it in, it will eat you up,
fun, it was "not all fun." he adds. Laser Vision
He enjoys his job, he said. A transition time is to be expected Correction
And teamwork. at the fire department and he finds
himself thinking at times about the (LASIK)
man he succeeded. Complete
"He did a great job with both Perry Glaucoma
and me, getting us ready for this Glaucoma Doctors, back row left to right: Ors. avid Burry,
The fire department, to my are Thomas Brinton, Edward Attaway, William Corkins.
step. The fire department, to my are Middle row; Drs. Julia King, Evan Brinton Terrance Haffner,
knowledge, has never hired outside. 'Alan Fisher, John Davidson, Valerie Moulds.
Succession programs ... In this case, Treatentof Frontrow: Dr. Damon Welch, David ew,
there were two going for the job Macular Degeneration/
(chief). He handed the budget over Diabetic Retinopathy l. e
to Perry and me last year, and we did
the entire budget. The year before, he Complete Eye of Mid.Florida, PA.
assisted," he said. Examinations
Brown also allowed them to admin- a toll ft
ister the department. Blended Vision Program
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Page 4 The News Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Making the world a bit better .

High above the skyline in eastern Polk County sits are thankful that he is a tireless cheerleader for the
one of the great sites in North America. Our Viewpoint gardens and the environment in our area. He and
Bok Tower Gardens, situated at the top of what is his staff have made sure that we continue to have a
commonly known as "Iron Mountain" in Lake Wales, this superb creation, which we are dedicating today, peaceful, natural oasis in our midst.
is truly a national treasure. is the conception of a man whose only heritage was Graham and Price, and the other speakers at
The Gardens and the magnificent singing tower cel- that of good breeding, an American by adoption, not Saturday's event, were also kicking off a campaign to
ebrated its 85th anniversary this past weekend with a by birth, who has felt the pinch of poverty, who has raise more money for a $12 million expansion of the
celebration that brought visitors in the thousands to experienced the thrill of hard manual labor, and who gardens. The expansion and update of the facility will
our county, has triumphed over many difficulties. Edward W. Bok include refurbishing the garden's walkway and re-
Back in 1929, crowds of people traveled to the top is making this contribution in recognition of his loyal- aligning it to put it more in line with what legendary
of Iron Mountain to see President Calvin Coolidge ty to his sovereign, the people. It is another demon- landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead Jr. had in
and Edward Bok dedicate the gardens and tower. stration that when they are given the opportunity the mind when he originally designed the gardens. New
News accounts put the crowd that day at about people have the innate power to provide themselves gardens, a few (million dollar) updates to the tower
50,000, a sight not often seen in Lake Wales then with the wealth, the culture, the art, and the refine- and a more interactive visitors center are included in
and now. ments that support an enlightened civilization." the expansion plans. It is an ambitious plan but one
Looking at President Coolidge's remarks that day, On February 1, 2014, former Florida governor and that will allow the gardens to flourish throughout this
we are struck by something he said that is true of U.S. senator Bob Graham spoke at the anniversary century as it did for most of the 20th century.
Edward Bok and all others who seek to leave the ceremony. Graham spoke of the beauty of Bok Tower Edward Bok's story is a great one. An immigrant
world a better place than they found it. Coolidge Gardens and how-Edward Bok's gift to our area and who came to his new country with nothing, worked
described an America where the people are in charge, the nation provides a welcome respite from the daily hard and became successful. Not content to keep
where the work government, artists, authors and distractions of the modern world. Graham recalled his good fortune to himself, he devised a plan to use
architects do is ultimately for the people. being captivated by the tower and the gardens when, his wealth and fame to leave the world something
On February 1, 1929, at 4 p.m. President Coolidge as an 11-year-old boy, he toured the gardens with beautiful. We are the beneficiaries of that plan.
said: his family and took a tour of te ower. Later, as an Bok's grandmother had a saying that he adopted
"It is for them (the people) that our songs are adult, he would wind up on the board of directors of later in his life and has become something of a motto
made, our books are published, our pictures are Bok Tower Gardens, helping to ensure its survival and in this part of the world.
painted, our public squares are adorned, our park continued beauty. "Make you the world a bit better or more beautiful
systems are developed, and the art of the stage and David Price, president of Bok Tower Gardens, has because you have lived in it," are the words Bok
the screen is created. While these things are done by done a superb job of preserving the legacy of Edward adopted. Eighty-five years later we still thank Edward
individuals, this movement is "of the people, by the Bok's vision. His leadership has been appreciated by Bok and the stewards of Bok Tower Gardens for doing
people, and for the people." It is no accident that Bok members and the Polk County community. We just that.

Letters to the editor

What's next?
I can't believe what I see happening to feel that you can do whatever you want
our country! to if you think it's good and don't need
I do not want to be considered or to worry about any consequences.
labeled as an intolerant narrow-minded It appears the new rules are that the
person who's a bigot full of prejudices moral principles of the past are obsolete
against the freedom of action and and don't need to be observed anymore.
rights of others. My fellow Americans It was not too long ago when our
can live their lives the way they want elected figures and other health au- P1hilip Seymour I loflnian
to pursue liberty and happiness, but thorities mounted a vigorous campaign 1967- 2014
some shouldn't be allowed to defile the against the use of tobacco products in
meaning of liberty with 'libertarianism.' any form: smoke or chew. We were told
I am very concerned about the future on a daily basis that smoking was an
of our present youngsters and specifi- ugly and harmful habit that was not
cally what my grandchildren could be good for our health and that was the
learning from their peers and some main cause for suffering from lung or
'progressive' elders. Unfortunately, the
new style of life is aiming to make you GUERRA5 Medical marijuana tricks revealed

Internet expectations for unemployed It's been a long, hard road, but
proponents of the citizens' initiative to Paula Docr
and low-income hou holds place medical marijuana on the Florida aa 0
and low-mcome households ballot in November got some good
news. The Florida Supreme Court, on a
It truly puzzles me that the and gas for my ear. Plus any required 4-3 vote, approved the wording of the [i I
Department of Children and Families maintenance on my car. ballot initiative.
expect a low-income family to go online I am, of course, grateful for the The Legislature requires all citizen
to apply for assistance. $41 monthly for food stamps. attempts to modify the state constitu- Paula Dockerycan be contacted at
Unemployment is another mystery. About mid-month I am eating very tion to jump over many hurdles, the
Being unemployed, the only way to poorly and have no money for gas for last of which is to have the court review
apply and report your weeks is online, my car. the worling of the initiative and its title filed briefs arguing against it.
Really? Being unemployed you can Our government needs to acquire to ensure that they are not misleading. The title? "Use of Marijuana for
afford Internet? common sense when it comes to ser- (Constitutional changes initiated by the Certain Medical Conditions."
My local bank wants me to do my vices such as Department of Children Legislature enjoy an easier path to the Oh my goodness! What does that
banking online because I call there to and.Families and unemployment, ballot.) mean? I'm so confused.
check my balance. It's like, get real! So, the review by the Supreme Court Could it possibly mean that those
Internet and cable are truly luxuries How are we expected to afford was just a routine matter? suffering from debilitating illnesses
for low income households. Internet? Well, not exactly. Attorney General might be able to finally gain relief from
The costs of these services are at best I appreciate being able to speak out in Pam Bondi, Gov. Rick Scott, House their pain and nausea, as they can in
no less than $140 monthly. And rising! your column. Speaker Will Weatherford and Senate 20 other states?
I am a senior citizen with an income Thank you. President Don Gaetz expressed their de- It's certainly understandable that
of $948 a month. After paying basic liv- Sincerely, sire for the Supreme Court to reject the the governor, attorney general and
ing expenses I am left with about $150 a Eleanor Bryner language, claiming the ballot summary
month for food, soaps, paper products Lake Wales and title are misleading. Some even DOCKERY 5

We welcome your letters
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 The News Page 5

The Inquiring

Pho ographer

Cynthia Rignanese
If you won a million
dollars what would
you do with it?

Winter Haven

kind of entertainment (????) claim Is it okay to light up a 'joint' but feel safe knowing that airline pilots
G A that it is not more different from it's against regulations to smoke a are allowed to smoke a recreational
having a cocktail or a shot of hard cigarette or a cigar? What does the 'joint' before taking off? Would
FROM PAGE 4 liquor. ACA (Obamacare) rule or dictate in anyone be arrested for DUI?
Really? As far as I know marijuana this regard? I accept that smoking or chew-
throat cancer! is still considered a drug. Smoking Many employers request urine ing tobacco is not a good habit
I have not read a single note or a drug substance? Any reasonable analysis to find out if the applicant but neither should be puffing on
heard any comments from au- person could 'consider that as a for a job uses any kind of drug. Will marijuana.
thorities claiming that 'smoking' double whammy! Come on, tobacco employers be forbidden to continue
marijuana is unhealthy. Why? In the is bad for your health but 'recre- that requirement for employment? Cesar Guerra
meantime, some defenders of that ational' marijuana is not? Just think about this ... would you LakeWales

DOCKERY Well, any thinking person would have circumvent the law to illegally obtain dangerous.
Y to question his motives. After all, he is a marijuana to help manage his dad's It's staggering that so many
close friend of Charlie Crist, and if this pain and loss of appetite. Floridians have been duped.
FROM PAGE 4 amendment were on the ballot, then He wants to help other people assist In public-opinion polling, 82 percent
it would be certain to attract young their loved ones without breaking the of Floridians support legalizing medical
Legislature would want to protect voters and more liberal voters, who law? Really? Does he think we're that marijuana. The majority of Democrats,
the voters from confusion and being are usually unreliable in showing up gullible? independents and, yes, Republicans all
misled by the medical marijuana ruse. at the polls. This would help his buddy Now, let's be clear. Those who are support the legalization of marijuana
We all know it's nothing more than a Charlie regain the governorship, trying to protect us from ourselves and for medical purposes and trust doctors
devious plan. Not only is it the camel's Aha! Great plan. Absolutely brilliant! who have deciphered the subterfuge to prescribe it.
nose under the tent leading to full- Crist's election is all but assured. And are sympathetic to those who are It seems that they are focusing on
fledged decriminalization of marijuana, it cost only $4 million to get it on the suffering. They helpfully point out those suffering from cancer, multiple
but also it would likely lead to all drugs ballot, and another couple mil for legal that many lives have been ruined by sclerosis, unbearable pain, debilitating
being legalized. That's right, crack, fees and the advertising campaign. alcohol, and there is the real danger of nausea and life-threatening appetite
crank and heroin would all be available That makes so much more sense than being killed by drunken drivers. And loss. Isn't it time our political leaders do
at the corner store. simply putting the $6 million or so into don't forget our problems with pill the same?
And don't forget who is pushing this. Crist's political committee for a get- mills, and the resulting addiction and
You know, John Morgan, the ruthless out-the-vote effort. overdosing deaths of those on pain pills Paula Dockery is a syndicated
trial lawyer from Orlando who put mil- And we're not buying that nonsense such as oxycontin. columnist who served in the Florida
lions of his own money into the effort that Morgan is doing this because he Of course those substances will still Legislature for 16 years as a Republican
to get the initiative on the ballot, watched his father suffer, and he had to be available, but marijuana is just too from Lakeland.

Lake Wales News Jim Gouvellis Publisher Frostproof News
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Notice is hereby given that the City of Frostproof will hold a Regular
Municipal Election on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, between the hours of
7 a.m. and 7 p.m., for the election of two city council members.


The qualifying period begins Monday, February 10, 2014, at 12:00
Noon and ends on Friday, February 14, 2014, at 12:00 Noon at City
Hall, 111 West First Street, Frostproof.

To become a candidate, you must be a registered voter in Polk County,
a qualified elector in the City of Frostproof and a resident of the City
of Frostproof. These offices are for a term of three years each.

For additional information contact the City Clerk at 863-635-7854.

Page 6 The News Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Lake Ashton Casino Night proceeds benefit local schools

The annual Casino Night fundraiser at
Lake Ashton community was launched
Monday morning with the announce- eh
ment of the 10th annual event held to
benefit Lake Wales and Winter Haven t
elementary schools. To date, the com-
munity has donated $211,019.16 to the
schools through applied grants submitted
to the community for selection amongst
nine schools for which the community A a
raises funds.
Items provided to the schools have a
included steel drums, karate uniforms,
iPads, computer white boards, reading
and math books, and even a service
dog, Thule, who works with the autistic
students at the Janie Howard Wilson
Elementary School in Lake Wales.
"If there is any good in this world where
we can give back I want to do it," said Bob
Howardson, casino night chairman and
the music program. "I would rather give
any day of the week than pay."
The Casino Night is the party after all
the work, said Tina Lupina of the grant
"It's about how we get there," Lupina
said. "Businesses and residents get the
funding to the elementary schools.
We started with Janie Wilson Howard
Elementary raising $9.000 for a new PHOTOS BY BRENDA EGGERT BRADER
playground and finished the playground Representatives from Janie Howard Wilson Elementary in Lake Wales attended the Lake Ashton Monday Casino Night kickoff meeting, where they
the next year. We started with Lake Wales explained the value of the fundraiser's monies that go to the schools. From left are April Barnhardt, assistant principal; Kari Smith, donor from
schools because we reside in Lake Wales, Lake Ashton who paid entirely for Thule to be in the classroom and for the program; Tina Stegman, teacher of autism students with Thule, the
but then integrated Winter Haven. therapy dog for the autism students, and Barbara Jones, principal.
Starting with book purchases the group
branched out quickly to computers, iPads sold through the students' hard work. held 7-10 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Lake Ashton call Bob Howardson, chairman, at 863-
and Kindles. We brought in the teachers "Your grant money goes for items Clubhouse Ballroom. Tickets are $25 per 398-0824. Tickets are available from the
and got their requests for items that installed by students so they gain the person and include a door prize ticket, lake Ashton activities office.
would help them in teaching students." experience for work," Cruz said. "What four raffle tickets, $5,000 in gaming Auction items, gift baskets, door prizes
Teachers and principals attending they learn by doing, they can apply to the money. All those playing must be at least are donated by many of the local busi-
the Monday event stood and voiced future." 21 years old. nesses and could not happen without
their pleasure at the grants that have Other elementary school teachers and For information on tickets or the event, their support; say the organizers.
been granted by the Lake Ashton grant principals shared their sincere enthusi-
committee. The teaching materials have asm for the grant program.
helped a great deal and the teachers are Polk Avenue Elementary School
thrilled with the opportunity to apply for Principal Gall Quam thanked the Lake
the grants. Ashton residents for their help with
Ray Cruz, teacher in agriculture at the Kindles purchased for their students.
Roosevelt Middle School in Lake Wales, is One of the teachers at Polk Avenue
the only person with a middle school in teaches English to I laitian students
the program. His extra special students through a picture program purchased
learn all phases of agriculture and yield through a grant from Lake Ashton.
the rewards of lettuce, tomatoes and Students see the pictures and can learn
herbs and other crops that are raised and the words.
"It is not always the most expensive
tool that can do the job."
Janie Howard Wilson Elementary
brought Thule, the autistic therapy dog,
to the Lake Ashton event.
"You are dream makers," said Principal :F
Barbara Jones. "We are 100 percent free
and reduced lunch students at our school
and you started with our school and you
people are giving of your heart." I.
Thule, who arrived at the beginnning of F
the school year, has offered immense help /
in the autistic classroom according to
Tina Stegman, autistic students' teacher.
"She (Thule) has stopped meltdowns
in their tracks from those students,"
Stegman said. "She is next to a child who
will be studying, but touching her as they
work. It gives them a sense of'something
likes me and likes to be next to me.' Thule r
is at the school entrance and exit in the A romantic evening
morning and at the end of the day for it is fof dance p rfor ed by '
Principal Gail Quam of the Polk Avenue saying goodbye to Thule, hello to Thule,f dance per rmed by
Elementary School in Lake Wales shared her kisses and hugs for Thule. Even teachers
pleasure with the Lake Ashton community come to the room to have some Thule
who raised funds for the grant program where time and will crawl under the desk to be
her school received Kindles and other tools for with her."
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Credit card used fraudulently LAKE WALES AND FROSTPROOF ARRESTS
Jan.20 Michael Wright, 57, of 137 C St, charged with cocaine-sell-
Compiled by Kathy Leigh Berkowitz The juvenile did this because he could David Campbell, 47, of 2543Tall Palm Ave., charged with within 000ft worship or business sch II, cocaine-possess-wit sell etc
KLBERKOWITZ@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM not have a pair of shoes he wanted, she battery-touch orstrike. 1000ft college schd II, drug equipment-possess-and or use.
said, according to reports. Marlene Reed, 45, of 959 Old Scenic Hwy., charged with
On Jan. 29, Lake Wales Police responded This incident was witnessed by several larceny-petit theft 2nd degree st offense, shoplifting-petit theft Jan. 24
to the Lake Wales Police Department in subjects within the residence and written from merchant 2ndoffense Michael Appleby, 43, of 153 North Dr, charged with two counts
reference to a past occurred fraud, statements were obtained, police note. Sharon Romano, 31,of 1470 Williams Rd., Frostproof, charged battery-touch or strike.
The victim told police she had noticed The juvenile was subsequently arrested with batterytouch or strikeTeoth 63, of 336 Palm LeafAve., arged with batter
several transactions from her checking and taken to JAC without incident. Jan.21 Felix Castilleja, 48,of 2846 SilverSpur Loop,diargedwith
account that she did not make. Joudeh Ghazaleh, 20, of 825 Blackwood Dr., charged with failure marijuana-possess-not morethan 20 grams, drug equipment-pos-
Reports say that an unknown person on Tires and rims stolen to appear-written promise to appear, sess-and or use.
Jan.22 had used her debit card number our tirs and rims were stolen from a Theron Hilson, 41, of 828 Highland Crest Loop, charged with Eesto Morales, 39, of 4015 SaddleWay, charged with moving
and,made a purchase from Sprint wireless residence on U.S. 27, reports say. The value marijuana-possess-not morethan 20grams, drug equipment-pos- traffic violation-knowinglydrive while license suspended revoked.
for $173.99. The second transaction was of the rims and tires is $700. sess-and or use. Raymond Myers,32, of 2938Chuck Wagon Way, charged with
on Jan. 24, a debit purchase from Roanoke Police are looking for a suspect, who was Shaquille Knox, 20, ofW 328 Bullard, charged with fraud-imper- drugs-possess-controlled substance without prescription, drug
communication for $79.18, police report. seen leaving the area with the tires by an sonate-law enforcement officer. equipment-possess-and or use, evidence-destroying-tamperwith
And the third purchase was on Jan. 27, a independent witness. orfabricate physical, marijuana-possess-not morethan 20grams.
check card purchase from for A complaint affidavit was completed. Jan.22
$59.40, police report. She was the only one Thomas Bass, 34, of 3244Courtney Dr., charged with battery- Jan.25
who knew the debit card number and was Fraudulent use of credit card touch or strike. Julio Exposito, 69, of 906 Lime Ave., Frostproof, charged with
still in possession of the card, reports say. Police say a complainant reported an Andrew Gaitor, 73, ofW 116 Dr AWiltshire Ave., charged with battery-on person 65 years of age or older.
The case is under investigation unknown person opened a debit card in battery-touch or strike. Eden Marquez, 20, ofE Grove Ave., charged with shoplift-
his name, and said the individual gained Andreas Girke,45, of 5118 Scenic Hwy. N, charged with moving ing-petittheftfrom merchant 2nd offense.
Vehicle burglary access to his personal checking and savings traffic violation-knowingly drive while license suspended revoked. Derrick McMahon, 49, of4 Jefferson Ave., Frostproof, charged
On Jan. 29, police responded to West Park account. Nathan Hammock, 21,of22208Quail Circle, charged with with battery-2nd or subsequent offense.
Avenue regarding a burglary. There are multiple transactions damage property-ciminal mischief-over 200 dollars under 1000 Moises Rodriguez, 31,of 200 Emerald Ave., charged with
Reports say the investigation revealed an withdrawn from his Wells Fargo account dollars, larceny-molest coin operated machinewith larceny 1st marijuana-possess-not morethan 20grams.
unknown person broke into a vehicle and without his permission, reports say, and the offense,larceny-petittheft2nd degreestoffense.
stole cash. The case is under investigation, account thus was closed. Joe Priceny ef 22208 Quail dechaged with larceny-molest Jan.26
The case is under investigation, coin operated machine with larceny 2nd offense, damage Robert Baisden, 31,of 7724White Rd., charged with 10
Death of natural causes property-cimial mischief-over 200 dollars under 1000 dollars, counts lewd lascv behavior-victim age 12to 16, crueltytoward
On Jan. 30, at around 8:09 a.m., officers Arrest made after traffic stop lateny-petittheft2nddegreest offense, burlarytools-possess- child-transmit info harmful to minors, contributedelinq minor-or
responded to 907 Chelsea Way regarding According to reports, while patrolling the wlth intentto use. dependency of.
a female who was found in her home area of Mountain Lake Cutoff Road and RogerSanhous46of1618 GriinRd edwi Daniel Brown, 33, of 4841 Trek Pass, charged with damage
unconscious and not breathing. U.S. 27, officers noticed a 2002 Chevrolet wogntssexrn iou lation-failtoecmpwi withregihration aio property-criminal mischief-200 dollars and under.
Upon arrival, Polk County EMS and Lake Trail Blazer traveling South on 1st Street GeorgeWilliams, 26,of17 DrJAWithire Ave.,charged with Tifaney Lackey, 30, of2901 Old Bartow Rd, charged with
Wales Fire Department were already on with only one headlamp. The passenger moving traffic violation-operate motor vehicle without valid license. obstcting jutie-tampering in 2nd degreefelony proceeding.
scene assisting the female. She was de- lamp was not working. Alberto Loyola, 32, of2901 Old Bartow Rd., charged with
dared deceased at 8:18 a.m. No signs of foul A traffic stop was conducted and Eugene Jan.23 obstructing justice-tampering in 2nd degree felony proceeding,
play were found and her doctor advised he Smith was the driver, reports say. Police say Geor Constantinidis, 62, of 14907 Hwy 60 E, chargedwith aggravated assault weapon-w deadly weapon without intent to
would sign the death certificate. No further S ith held a revoked driver license with 17 rtnotstructureorconveykill, drugs-possess-controlled substancewithout presiption.
investigation was needed, according to active suspensions. Smith was also listed trespassing-property not 4ucture or convey., c d with
reports as a habitual traffic violator, reports say, Horris Howard, 55, of 430 South Scenic Hwy., charged with Jan.27
reports. as a habitual traffic violator, reports say,
and was charged, police reported. He was failuretoappear-writen promiseto appear. Daniel Auten, 18, of 139Evergreen Dr.,charged with battery-
Retail theft at Walmart transported to the Polk County Jail without Elteshi Shockelford, 28, ofW 28 Seminole Ave., charged with touch or strike.
On Jan. 30, police arrested Michael James incident. marijuana-possess-not more than 20 grams. Justin Collins, 33, of 446 Bermuda Dr., charged with battery-
Ward for allegedly concealing $110 of The vehicle was impounded by Meyers JimmyTaylor, 33, ofW 12 Seminole Ave., charged with touch orstrike.
merchandise and exiting the store with no Towing. marijuana-sell-schedule 1002 marijuana-possess-with intent to sell Christ Gonzalezcruz, 21, of 8209 Partridge Run, charged with
attempt to purchase the concealed items, mfg or deliver schedule I, drug equipment-possess-and or use. failure to appear-written promise to appear.
reports say. Police sayWard was transported Felony warrant served
to Polk County Jail without further incident. Lake Wales Police responded to the area
The case was closed, of Twin Lake Boulevard in reference to a
person with an active felony warrant.
Burglary at Vanguard School Reports say Lonnie G. Wade was inside
On Jan. 30, reports say police were sent the small residence and would not exit.
to The Vanguard School regarding a past Officer Dale lHampton and K-9 Deacon
occurred burglary. were on scene, and Deputy Durrance spoke
According to reports, officers met with a with a witness who informed law enforce-
complainant who parked her car in front of ment Wade was inside the residence.
the girls' dormnn at the school around The warrant was issued for violation of
3:45 p.m. Sometime after that, reports say probation on methamphetamine posses-
an unknown person(s) entered her vehicle sion, reports say.
and stole her purse. Police say multiple commands were
Reports say she later learned the subjects given for Wade to surrender. The owner
went to the RaceTrac gas station at 1740 of the residence gave officers on scene
State Road 60 and purchased gas with her permission to make entry into the storage
credit card. The case is under investigation. area. As officers made entry into the storage
area, Hampton and K-9 Deacon encoun-
Battery domestic violence tered Wade laying on the floor in a prone
According to reports, officers responded position. Reports sayWade began to obey
to West Seminole Avenue regarding a past all commands once officers were inside the
occurred battery. storage area. Durrance secured Wade into
On scene, the complainant explained handcuffs. The Polk County Sheriff's Office
how her juvenile grandson allegedly kicked warrant was confinned.
his brother several times and also punched Wade was transported by Durrance to the
her in the breast. Polk County Jail without incident.

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Wed y, F. 5 Satda, F. 8 There is a free breakfast at B Street Community Center, on the first and third Saturday of every month, from
Wednesday Feb.5 Saturday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information, or to make donations, contact the Rev. Alton Norwood at 863-618-7641
The Lake Wales Public Library hosts two Lake Wales Downtown Farmer's Market or stop by his address at 114W. Crystal Ave., Lake Wales. The Rev. Norwood has been doing free breakfasts for
weekly yoga classes, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., Monday meets 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the second and fourth the community since 2005. He has a website at
and Wednesday, in the LakeWales Public Saturday each month at the Market Square Tuesday, Feb. 18
Library's Meeting Room. All skill levels are between Stuart Avenue and Park Avenue. Call Bookmobile.aspx
welcome. Class fees are $10 per class, $32 for Mike Morrow, 863-412-6960 or email mike. The LakeWales City Commission meets at
4 classes or $60 for 8 classes of instruction. for more details. Wednesday, Feb. 12 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each
Class fees may be paid at the City of Lake Wales month in the Municipal Administration Building
Cashier's Office, 201 West Central Ave., LW Call 863-635-7222 for information and to order Music at Pinewood, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Bok and meets in workshops to discuss complicated
Cash, checks or maj or credit cards are accept- tickets. The Shindigs A ibute to the Beach Tower Gardens. Tickets are $25 a person. issues whenever necessary. Time is set aside
ed. Payments of cash or check may be made at cketshe s, hArtists of t e th'- Perfornmi Reservations required. Featuring Curtis Opera at the end of each regular City Commission
class. For more information, 863-678-4004. such musical hits as Surfn' USA, p Me Theatre artistic director Mikael Eliasen on pia- meeting for comments from members of the
ThRhonda, Fun, Fun, Fun and others no accompanying four students, this program public. Commission meetings are televised live
Thursday, Feb.6 includes opera arias, and likely a Broadway on Comcast cable channel 6.
Watercolors for all levels with Don Porter, tune or two. Curtis alumni composers will be
The Lake Wales Public Library's e-Reader 9 a.m.-noon each Saturday at the Frostproof represented with works by Samuel Barber and Thursday Feb.20
Support Group meets at 2:30 p.m. each Art League, 12 EastWall St., Frostproof. Painting Leonard Bemstein. Call 863-676-1408. Am an ion meetin 6
Thursday at the library. No fee or signup with watercolor ongoing class. $10 members, third Thursday of e on t, Av.,
required for the group. e-Reader Support Group $12 nonmembers. Info: 863-635-7271. Thursday, Feb. 13mnt, 43W5ParkAve.,
provides basic training on Kindle, Nook & iPad LakeWales. Call for details, 863-589-5689.
use as well as the LWPIs e-Book collection Bok Tower Gardens Discovery Saturdays: American Legion Post 71 Meeting, 6 p.m., Satuay Feb
for these devices. Drop-ins welcome. Call Happy Hives runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on second Thursday of each month, 43 W Park
863-678-4004. Saturdays at Bok Tower. Discover the world of Ave., Lake Wales. For more details or to join, call American Legion Riders Meeting, 10 am.,
bee hives with beekeepers Jack & Judy Stokes. 863-589-5689. third Saturday of each month at 43W. Park
Teen Art Studio, 2:30-3:30 p.m. each Included with admission. Ave. May take rides after the meetings: Call
Thursday until May 1 at the Art Gallery, 12 E. Friday, Feb. 14 863-589-5689.
Wall St., Frostproof. Free for middle school Sunday, Feb. 9
students. Call 863-635-7271. Lake Wales Breakfast Rotary Girls Camp be- Lake Wales Downtown Farmer's Market -
Visit one of the area churches for worship, gins. Contact any Breakfast Rotarian for details. meets from 9 am. to 1 p.m., second and fourth
Friday, Feb.7 They meet at 7 a.m. every Thursday at the Lake Saturday each month, at Market Square between
Monday, Feb. 10 Wales Country Club for breakfast. Stuart and Park Avenues. Locally grown fresh
Lake Wales Public Library Open Knitting produce. For details, call Mike Morrow, 863-412-
& Crochet Group meets 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the iPad and iPhone Level 2 class meets from Saturday, Feb. 15 6960 or email him at
library's main lobby. Knitters and crocheters 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Lake Wales Library
of all experience levels gather at the LW Public Schoenoff Meeting Room. Class will focus on American Legion Riders Meeting, 10 a.m., Ramon Theatre- 15 E. Wall St, Frostproof.
Library each Friday evening for an hour of the more experienced user, or students from third Saturday of each month at the Legion Call 863-635-7222 for information and to order
knitting, crocheting, conversation and support. the Level 1 class. In Level 2 instructor Len Angel at 43W. Park Ave. May take rides after the tickets.
Open knitting and crochet is free and welcome will introduce students to the keyboard, hidden meetings. Call for details, 863-589-5689.
to all fiber crafters with some experience, very apostrophe, searching, screen shots, accessing Cash & Friends- A Tribute to Johnny Cash &
little instruction is provided. Participants in the and running apps, audio/video and playback Monday, Feb. 17 Friends-- Keith Coleman, the best Johnny Cash
free open knitting and crochet group may not controls. Registration is required and each class Tribute Artist in Florida, singing your favorite
attend the knitting or crochet group mclasses without is $5 to compensate the instructor. Lake Wales Kiwanis meets from 11:45 a.m. to Cash songs. He not only looks like the "Man in
attend the knitting or crochet classes without
paying the class fee. Call 863-678-4004. 1 p.m. at Oakwood Golf Club. Special meeting Black," but his vocal impression of Cash is amaz-
p Tesday, Feb. 11 for open membership in January and February ing. He'll be joined by Ruby Tuesday performing
fWithir choarhi onation W h o oor those interested in helping kids in the June Carter Cash, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and
Wiltshire Scholarship Foundation Weekly The Polk County library Cooperative offers community. Attendees pay for own lunch, others.
Fish Fry Fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. on Fridays at bookmobile service to outlying regions of the
the B Street Community Center, 230 B St. county. There are three twice-monthly stops
that serve the Lake Wales area:
LakeWales LibraryTeen Program meets From 10-11 a.m. on 2nd and 4th Tuesday at -t i
3:30 to 5:30 p.m. each Friday, at the library's Village Green Apartments, State Road 60 east
Schoenoff Meeting Room. Teen knitting & From 11 a.m. to noon on 2nd and 4thI i '
crocheting and general activities. Call 863-678- Tuesday at Lakeshore, State Road 60 east i "
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Magic The Gathering meets 5:30-9 p.m. every For more information, call Robin Newman,
Friday at the Lake Wales Library Meeting Room. Bookmobile Librarian, at 863-834-4270 or
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OBITUARIES Joanne Bogus Cliff T. Stewart
Joanne Bogus of Lake Wales, Fla., Cliff T. Stewart of Lake Wales, Fla.,
D r Lyn B lpassed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29,
Debra Lynn Breedlove her residence. 2014, at his residence. He was 55.
She was 71. Arrangements are by Marion Nelson
"Heaven Got Another Angel" She is survived by father, Abner Arrangements are by Marion Nelson Funeral Home in Lake Wales.
Hayes; sister, Lynda Myers; daughters, Funeral Home in Lake Wales.
Debra Lynn Breedlove passed away Jan Torres and Jeri Nicolas; seven grand- R
Jan. 28, 2014. She was born Feb. 13, children and nieces Heather Batson and Robert Bob'
1958, in Battle Creek, Mich. She worked Heidi Mulkey. t ia Cin
at Waverly Growers. She was preceded "We will love and miss you ..." S r
in death by Terry Hayes, brother, and Mid-Florida Crematory Services of Castilleja
her mother, Donieta Hayes. Davenport is handling arrangements. Robert "Bob" Strassburg, 76, of Lake
Cynthia "Cindy" Castilleja of Lake Wales, Fla., died on Tuesday, Jan. 28,
J ane L n Wales passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at his home.
2014, at the Lake Wales Medical Center. Arrangements are by Johnson Funeral
She was 55. Home, Lake Wales.
Jeane Lane of Lake Wales passed Star for the State of Florida. Marion Nelson Funeral Home is
away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Winter Jeane was preceded in death by her handling arrangements.
Haven Health & Rehab Center. parents; and husband, Harry J. Lane. Virgil R. Thiboult
She was 101. Survivors include her daughter,
She was born Aug. 8, 1912 in Cheryl Roddenberry; husband, Rod of Rebecca Thiboult, of Lake es Fl
Pipestone, Minn., to Charles and Nellie Clermont; son, Chuck Harriman and Virgil R. Thiboult, of Lake Wales, Fla.,
Hotchkiss; and she came here from wife, Roberta, of Lake Wales; five grand- B y' Lid l passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014,
Mound, Minn., in 1951. children and seven great-grandchildren. BecKy L Ol at his residence.
She was the co-owner of Lane TV & No services are scheduled at this He was 74.
Appliance and was a member of the time. Marion Nelson Funeral Home is
First United Methodist Church. She was Condolences may be sent to the Rebecca A. "Becky" Lidle of Lakeland, handling arrangements.
a member of the Lake Wales Women's family at www.marionnelsonfuneral Fla., passed away Thursday, Jan. 30,
Club, a Past Worthy Matron of the Order 2014, at her residence.
of the Eastern Star 107 and served as a Marion Nelson Funeral Home is in She was 59. Words of Comfort
Grand Martha of the Order of the East charge of arrangements. Marion Nelson Funeral Home is What the heart has once
handling arrangements. owned and had, it shall
never lose.
Charles Chester Meyer Sr. BrendaC. Henry Ward Beecher
Brenda C. Payne H
Charles Chester Meyer Sr., of Lake wife, Lois Meyer; son, Fred Meyer of
Wales, Fla., passed away Saturday, Frostproof; son-in-law, Vern "Cookie" Brenda C. Payne of Frostproof, Fla.,
Feb. 1, 2014, at the Winter Haven O'Loane of Birmingham, Ala.; many passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at
Hospital. nephews and nieces; stepson, Barry the Lake Wales Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 2, 1929, in Dodson and wife, Robin of Richburg, She was 50.
Frostproof to Fred and Eliza Meyer; S.C.; stepdaughter, Lynn Laughter and Marion Nelson Funeral Home is For more Words of Comfort, go to
and has been a lifelong resident of the husband, Ben of Dalton, Ga.; seven handling arrangements.
area. He was a retired construction step-grandchildren, Judson, Mark, Mary
superintendent, a member of the Lynn, Drew, Kent, Robert and Dia; and
Church of God in Frostproof and was five step-great-grandchildren.
a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He The family received friends from
was an avid Miami Dolphins fan and 11:30 until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, '
loved his pet dog, Dusty. He enjoyed 2014, at the Marion Nelson Funeral -
flowers and his wife was seldom Home in Frostproof. Graveside service
without roses. was held 10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014,
Chester was preceded in death by at the Silver Hill Cemetery in Frostproof
his parents; his first wife, Doris Meyer; with Rev. Rodney Cannon officiating. *
daughter, Vanessa O'Loane; son, Condolences may be sent to the family
Charles Chester Meyer Jr; six brothers at www.marionnelsonfuneralhome.
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BULLETIN BOARD Zeal for Zion holds event

Compiled by Kathy Leigh Berkowitz Johanna Buscher at 863-676-4854 or Zeal for Zion is presenting an event program is entitled "The Land that
KLBERKOWITZ@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM 863-676-8015. The doors will be open to to raise awareness for Israel, featuring we love Israel and the USA."
Frosl S y holds the public at noon. speaker Doron Keidar, a former com- "Join us for an informal evening
Frostproof Historical Society holds mander in the Israeli Defense Force, of traditional Jewish cuisine, lively
meeting Vanguard School presents: Denim & who was born and raised in Israel. music, and powerful discussion," says
The Frostproof Historical Society has its Diamonds Keidar speaks about Israel and Stephanie Eckstein, event coordinator.
annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 The Vanguard School invites the com- current events from an insider's per- The event will take place 6-8 p.m.
at the Frostproof Historical Museum. The munity to their Seventh Annual Live and spective. He travels throughout different Saturday, at the Youth Coffee House on
public is invited. Silent Auction, Denim & Diamonds, from nations, teaching truth and challenging Park Avenue in Historic Downtown Lake
The meeting is followed by a speaker 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Bartsch individuals to a deeper commitment Wales.
on archiving and preserving the muse- Memorial Gymnasium at the school, in their service to the King, according For information, call Eckstein at 863-
um. There is also a celebration to honor 22000 U.S. 27, Lake Wales. to promotional flyers distributed. The 232-6495. The event is free.
June Phelps for her 35 years as museum Event tickets are $20 each, and Vanguard
director, parents, students and ages 12 and younger W om an s Cb of Le
Call 863-635-2523. are free. RSVP Stacy Robinson at 863-676- W om an s C lub of L W al
6091, ext. 1006.
Lake of the Hills holds Ice Cream Social 6091, ext. 1006.
Lake of The Hills Club will have its Lake Wales Wine Walk & Shop holds A rt and C raft show
Centennial "Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Downtown area merchants will be open
Social" from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, for shopping and food and wine samplings The Woman's Club of Lake Wales will and very creative women. Lunch will be
Feb. 8, at the historic Clubhouse located at during the upcoming Lake Wales Wine hold their monthly meeting at 10 a.m. served at a cost of $5 per person.
47 E. Starr Ave., Lake Wales. Walk & Shop, from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. This will be their Art and Craft The clubhouse is located at 275 E.
The event is open to the public. Feb. 22. Show. The community is invited to Park Ave. in Historic Downtown Lake
Tickets will be available at the door. The cost is $10 per person, and tickets come and support these hard-working Wales.
The festive event will feature homemade are available at The Oasis Spa and other
cakes, pies, ice cream, root beer floats and downtown area merchants. Included
beverages. The suggested donation is $4 in the cost is a wine glass, a goody bag,
for adults and $3 for children. Host corn- coupons, plus an entry into a Gift Basket
mittee members Kathe Galloway, Johanna Giveaway.
Buscher, Joshua Schelp, Donna Hillestad, ID will be required at check-in, since -
Bud and Ginger Clark, John Powell, Bill wine, beer, snacks and a few nonalcoholic 83 67 6 3 4 6 7
and Willie Trull and Edward Esteve will drinks will be served.
decorate the hall and dress in vintage Check-in point is The Oasis Spa, at
red and white costumes to highlight the 245 E. Park Ave. Medical Carefo
ambience. "We are excited to be sharing the S t I & Chilren
Lively music will be presented through night's festivities with the Lake Wales Car & Children
the afternoon by locally acclaimed artists Show," saidlanet Farmer, one of the event Office Skin Surgery
including HomerWickman, vocalist and coordinators. "Music, food, shopping, School & Work Physicals
guitarist, June Felt, pianist, Louise Gingrich drinks and cool cars means a great night of Medicare and Insurance
pianist, Jack Clifford, pianist and Gary fun for the ladies and the men," she said in 1110 Druid Circle, Lake Wales Accepted
Bales and The Lighthouse singers. Colorful a press release. (across from the Emergency Entrance of the hospital) Affordable Fees for
and comical clowns arranged by Barbara The event is hosted by the Women's 86a* 79- 60 Uninsured
Haromy will provide jolly entertainment Business Connection of Greater Lake 863)6' u9J U Convenient Later
for the children and the young at heart. Wales. "Women's Business Connection of Monday-Thursday 9AM-8PM, Friday 9AM-12PM Appointments
Silent auction items, prizes and gift cer- Greater Lake Wales is a group of female Home Visits
tificates will be available from such donors business owners who meet monthly for ;
as Chalet Suzanne, Patton Tire, Cliff's True support and to network," notes Farmer.
Value, Bob Ellington's Haven Massage Spa, "We purpose to shop locally and use
Lake Wales Little Theater and Lake Wales each other's services when possible.
Veterinary Hospital. On occasion we host special events
Proceeds will be used to corplete like this Wine Walk to bring more pa-
the Centennial Seasons eventfs hrotgh trons to our locale for the betterment
May 15, as well as to support takeWales of the entire community." The WBC
Charter Schools art education. is accepting new members, so email
For information, advance orders, dona- them at WomensBusinessConnection@
tion of items or to volunteer time or des- or visit their website, www.
serts, call the Galloways at 863-676-4752,

Youth football and cheer camp begins

There will be a Lake Wales Youth Thursday for three weeks.
Football and Cheer Camp for ages 4-14, Signups will be before and during
where youngsters can learn the basics camp on those days. Those who par-
of football and cheerleading, from ticipate must have a copy of their birth Attend Orientation & Register Today
Feb. 4-27, and it is only $35 to join. certificate, proof of insurance, a physi-
"All kids are welcome to.join us from cal and payment up front. Please call 863.965.5475 for more information
any conference," says Coach Barn Ward. For information on cheerleading, call
Location of the camp Kiwanis Park 863-978-9150; for:football, call 863-
in Lake Wales, and it will take place 676-5400. New coaches are needed for
from 5:30-7 p.m. every Tuesday and football and cheerleading, Ward says.

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BENTON of honor, that's more important than how to use their talent to lift up people 10 candidates before a final decision
anything." and not yourself. It's.not about me, it's was made by him.
Benton said the fact that he's walked about the people around us." He said he was impressed with
FROM PAGE 1 in his player's very footsteps is a benefit In Frostproof's championship Benton's vision of "using football as a
to both as well. game win over Jacksonville Trinity tool to create and make good men out
follow in the footsteps of such men as "I've had a bunch of bumps in the Christian in 1999, he had 10 tackles of these guys, helping them to grow,
Coach Brannen, Coach Marsh, Coach road. I've rode the roller coaster, and as a defensive back, and had strong not just in football, but in the game of
Pierstorff, who I finished my career I'm grateful for it. Every situation that interest from major college programs life."
with. It's a dream come true. I just want I've been through has shaped me. It's like Ohio State, Florida and Miami. As That he has previously not been a
to give back what was given to me. not about the mistakes you make, a sophomore, in a state playoff game head coach was not a concern.
Those men were inspirational in my life because you're going to make mistakes. against Pahokee that featured wideout "He's ready to take on that chal-
and shaped who I've become." It's about how you get up from those Anquan Boldin, Benton returned an lenge," Windham added. "And it helps,
Prior to his joining the college ranks mistakes and the road you travel interception 85 yards for a touchdown. him already knowing the school, the
last August, Benton spent a season at afterwards." He actually started on the varsity as a teachers, the community. He's back
West Orange High School in Orlando, He said there's a common denomina- freshman, and was one of the leaders home. He's a hometown product. Kids
two years as the defensive coordinator tor found in winning programs. in the school's Fellowship of Christian that grew up watching him play, he can
and assistant head coach at Lakeland "Every great successful program I've Athletes. now coach them."
Christian, and four years as a defensive been a part of, the foundation of what He graduated in 2001 and was a four- Windham added that Benton's values
backs coach at Osceola High School. we do is discipline. And when I say sport letterman and honor student. He were ones that he has looked for in all
He made collegiate stops at Tennessee discipline, it's not what you do but how participated on several district, region- the athletic programs at the school.
and Brigham Young before earning All you do it," Benton added. "Winning al, and state championship teams. "We talk in all our interviews about
American honors at defensive back at is important, we don't want to lose He said his first meeting with the what we look for in a successful
Culver-Stockton University. track of that, because most people team will be about getting to know program. It's kind of like a well-oiled
At Southeastern, he had been are competitive. But how you win is each other. machine, all the pieces are working
reunited with Former Frostproof Coach more important than the game itself. "We're going to love these kids, and harmoniously together. It runs smooth-
Richie Marsh who serves as the Fire's We're talking about the way you live, we're going to let them know we're ly, and he has that component to move
defensive coordinator, the way you act, the things you say. going to love them," he added. "We're the program to what we're looking for.
He said those stops have reinforced Those things matter far more than the going to put our lives right in front of The wins will happen, but it's more the
what he learned, in retrospect, during scoreboard." them. My family is going to be around winning and your character. We talk
his time as a Bulldog. As a college coach, Benton has that place, and I've got three (young) in our athletic department all the time
"It's simple. Life is about relation- kept an eye on the Frostproof roster, boys that will be looking up to them. I about character, honesty and integ-
ships. They were all about relation- and knows there is the talent there to don't want to come in as this big, bad rity and making sure that is first and
ships. When I look back, it's wasn't succeed. wolf that's going to put the discipline foremost. The rest of it will come."
about how many touchdowns you "Frostproof will always be Frostproof stick over their heads. It's not like that. The Bulldogs were 24-21 in four
scored, how great you are at what in terms of the talent that's born here. We're going to set expectations, and years under Harris, including three
you do. It was about building those Frostproof is rich in athleticism, rich the expectations are already set high. straight playoff appearances that all
relationships that last forever. Those in people that are hungry to play We're just going to revisit that expec- ended in the first round, including the
kids are going to be a daddy one day, a football," he said. "We've got Division tation and we're not going to settle for most recent five-overtime heartbreaker
husband one day, those relationships I guys, we've got guys that are worthy anything less." at Melbourne Central Catholic last
matter more than anything. If we can of all types of scholarships, so from a High School Principal Kyle Windham November.
teach them how to be young men, men talent standpoint, they're all over the said there were about 24 applicants for He was named head coach at
of character, men of integrity, men place. We want to be able to teach them the post, and a committee interviewed Dunnellon in December.

FAM E be through sports or education, and their life," he said. has been worth it."
whether it comes through donations Another organization he actively par- By far, his greatest achievement was
or volunteer work. He was a volunteer ticipates in is the local youth fair, where raising his family. He has been married
FROM PAGE 1 fireman for 23 years, and was involved he helps children with their projects to his wife, Deborah, for the past 44
in Little League for several years as a and helps them to find buyers for their years. Together they have raised five
football for the Frostproof Bulldogs, but coach, board member, and president. animals at a decent price. children and now have five grandchil-
no. other sports. The only achievement "Jerel has always been a go-to person One of his biggest achievements was dren, all of whom have been involved
he received was the humble joy of play- if things need to get done," Wise said. the high school weight room, which he in sports such as football, softball,
ing sports, though his friends consid- Having been president of the Future helped create and later refurbish with baseball, volleyball, cheerleading,
ered him one of the best linemen that Farmers of America in high school, new weight and exercise equipment. band, and local organizations such
came through Frostproof High School. Crumbly is now an active member in In whatever he does, his biggest as FFA and 4-H. Their involvement in
He graduated in 1970. Nine years the local chapter as an FFA alumni reward has always been the joy he these activities has made him all the
later, he started his own business, member. As someone who is involved sees in the faces of the children, and more motivated to contribute to them.
Crumbly Bros., Inc., which he has co- in farm life, he considers the organi- knowing that he has made a difference The success that he has in life he
owned and operated with his brother zation to be a vital service to his local in their lives, attributes to his wife. Staying married
ever since, and plans to continue doing community. "Working with the kids is what I for over 40 years, he has learned two
so until his retirement. "All the kids that go through FFA, have enjoyed the most," he said. "I secrets to a happy marriage: always
Crumbly has actively involved him- they seem to come out of school always said that if what I have done remember that it takes two to make a
self in the local community, especially with the structure and responsibility over the years has made a difference marriage, and do not speak before you
the local school system, whether it they need to begin the next phase of in a few of these kid's lives, then it listen.

Sl businesses here so that we are not discussion, review sign ordinances Administration Director for the Central
I GNS causing any hardships on them and from other cities, and to allow local Florida Regional Planning Council,
giving them an opportunity to advertise business owners to participate. who was also present at the workshop,
FROM PAGE 1 their business," City Manager Tenny R. "One of the reasons we want a sec- was directed to create a pamphlet
Croley explained after the meeting. ond workshop is that we would like to that would be distributed to local
chalkboard and dry erase boards. City Council members determined see more involvement in the business businesses informing them. on current
The council focused on possible that they would review areas within the community because these are things sign ordinances and how to properly
changes to the code that would allow ordinance and compare them to those that involve them," said Vice Mayor comply with them.
them to be.more easily enforced with- from different cities to see which areas Diana Beihl, noting how public turnout "I think that there was good dialogue
out placing too much of a regulatory needed clarification and changes. for this workshop was low save for one in the direction of getting information
burden on local businesses. A future workshop has been planned, Chamber of Commerce member. out the businesses," she.said.
out to the businesses," shesaid.
"We wanted to accommodate but not yet scheduled, to continue this Jennifer Codo-Salisbury, Planning &

Central Polk Parkway plan faces many hurdles

By JEFF ROSLOW battle with both to mitigate if it is," Pipkin said Friday, proceed north east of the U.S. Highway
JROSLOW@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM the U.S. Corps "But they are saying that if it is, we will 27 corridor to link to I-4 between 27
of Engineers and have to spend another $59 million to and County Road 54.
While the major hang-up in the the U.S. Fish and offset that loss." He also said the project would have
development of the proposed 45-mile Wildlife Service 4 That's not the only hold-up on the to be funded as a toll road, but first,
Central Polk Parkway, which would over the little project, according to FDOT District it had to be determined whether tolls
link the existing Polk Parkway with critter. Pipkin said Secretary Billy Hattaway. could generate enough to pay for it.
Interstate 4 via a roundabout route the project still on "It's a funding issue," he told the A majority of the 75 people at the
skirting Lake Wales and other east Polk the drawing board i group that crowded the Bartow meeting appeared to be property
communities, is its whopping is hung up over Airport's meeting room. "There are no owners whose land may be affected by
$1.2 billion cost, a tiny lizard could also environmental Florida.DOT District funds allocated beyond preliminary the project.
be a problem, permits that the Secretary Billy Hatt- engineering which will basically Hattaway told them at the outset
The sand skank, a little known two federal agen- away determine the route and let us know that the meeting was not to address
reptile, could add another $59 million cies say they won't how much right of way we'll need to their individual concerns, but merely
to the already sky-high cost, Florida issue until it is determined whether the build it." to update the advocacy group on the
Department of Transportation engi- reptile is lurking in the proposed align- Hattaway told the advocacy group project to date.
neers and planners told the parkway's ment of the eight sections of roadway organized by Winter Haven state Rep. "I can't give you details," he said.
advocacy group Friday. planned to link the Polk Parkway with John Wood that the study had deter- "But I can assure you that it is not likely
Gwen Pipkin, the project develop- 1-4. mined the basic route from the existing there will be any movement on this
ment engineer in charge of the massive "We've planned for $2.6 million to Polk Parkway to State Road 60, then project for at least five years. At least
project, said the department is in a find out if the skank is there or not and east to skirt around Lake Wales and five years."

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Author signs new book Twice as N'Ice'

at Frostproof library

Frostproof author Mandy Hollis, left, was at the local library Thursday to provide signed
copies of her book "Inside Out" which is the story of the accidental death of her cousin
Michael Byrd and dealing with the accident afterward. Marissa Hagood, center, and Tracy
Hagood purchased signed copies.

9--, 7 ,,

Frostproof's love affair with Elvis, or actually Dwight Icenhower, will go into full bloom
Sagain Feb. 15 when the very popular entertainer makes a stop at the American Legion
Post 95 Memorial Auditorium at Frostproof City Hall for a concert event. Ticekts are $15
pre-sale, and are available at the door. Proceeds benefit ongoing restoration efforts of the
auditorium. Tickets at the door will be $20. He will also be holding a concert at the Ramon
in March.

Frostproof readies

for city vote in April
Several family members showed up to support Frostproof author Mandy Hollis, right,
including her grandmother Sandy Byrd.
The Frostproof City Council voted how she has inquired about these
unanimously at its meeting Jan. 27 to errors at a previous meeting, and how
approve the elections contracts with poll workers had previously inquired
the Polk County Supervisor of Elections about them. She explained that the
and with First Baptist Church for the elections office is currently in the pro-
upcoming city elections in April. cess of making corrections to the list
City elections are being planned for and should have it completed within
two city council members on April 1. the next month.
To host these elections, the city had to Dickinson insisted that the office
approve two annual contracts. was behind in that regard and how it
The first contract is with the Polk was imperative of them to make these
County Supervisors of Elections, Lori corrections.
Edwards, who provides administrative The second contract was with First
services for the city elections. Baptist Church on 96W B St., Frostproof,
This annual contract is similar to to utilize their fellowship hall as a polling
previous contracts with the addition of location for the cost of $150.
providing for absentee walk-in voting This contract is also an annual
at Polk County Election Headquarters agreement, to which no changes have
office at 250 S. Broadway Ave. in Bartow been made.
from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 17-31. The contract will allow for the
This method of voting is new and has Fellowship Hall to be used by the city
not previously been done in the past for the General Election on April 1 and
city elections. a Runoff Election on April 22 if needed.
Mayor Anne Dickinson mentioned The approved times for this polling
how, through her first review of the location will be between 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
contract, she noticed it stated how the Along with the Fellowship Hall, the
office had provided a corrected list of restroom facilities and kitchen area will
registered voters, explaining how the also be available for election workers,
previous list contained the names of and materials such as tables, chairs, an
Frostproof City Manager T.R. Croley stopped by the tatt Maxcy Memorial Library Thursday to dead voters, electrical outlet, and phone jack will be
get her own copy of a signed book. City Clerk Sarah Adelt mentioned provided.,

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 The News Page 15

Sen. Grimsley's committee makes donation to iPads fund

A check for $250 was presented to
the Our Children's Academy on behalf
of Sen. Denise Grimsley, R-Sebring,
Wednesday morning taken from the
Saving Florida's Heartland funds, a
committee she chairs.
"The senator makes the donation
after reading an article in the news-
paper about a teacher (Rafael Martin)
at Our Children's Academy Middle
Schoolwho is running to raise funds
for iPads for the students," said Andrea
Jahna, one of Grimley's legislative
assistants who delivered the check to
the OCA Middle School. "It doesn't have
anything to do with the senate office.
This donation comes from the Saving
Florida's Heartland Committee, where
the senator is chairman."
Martin ran round trip from Lake
Wales to Lakeland and back again in
December to raise funds to purchase
iPads or iPods for the students at the
school. At that time he had raised about
"The funds are still coming in and
we have close to $1,500," said Principal
Robert Whitaker on Wednesday about
the fundraiser. "This $250 will go toward
the overall price. We don't want to wait
too long to make the purchase. Coming
from the charter school (Lake Wales PHOTO PROVIDED TO THE LAKE WALES NEWS
Charter Schools), I am familiar with A donation of $250 was presented to the Our Children's Academy Middle School to go toward the funds being raised by science teacher Rafael
Apple and all the things those iPads can Martin for iPads for the students. The funds came from Sen. Denise Grimsley from her committee on Saving Florida's Heartland. From left are Steve
do. But if we can find something com- Whitaker, OCMA principal; Rafael Martin, OCMA teacher; Andrea Jahna, legislative assistant to Sen. Grimsley; and Robert Fletcher, OCMA board
parable in a price that is cheaper we member.
want to look at that. We've researched
and looked at some tablets and want to classrooms so the teachers can work have to be engaged and have something iPads learning information. The other
make this more of an investment to see with smaller groups. to be doing," Whitaker said in an earlier children in the classroom need to have
that the technology will last a period of "It is difficult for teachers to put article. "With iPods or iPads, the teach- something to do and that is especially
time." small groups to work with within the ers can work in smaller groups and true for kids with special needs who
The iPads provide help within the classroom because the other students have the other students working on the need more direction."




"Dr. Daum gave me a big smile and said, 'You're
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talked to me like my health was the most
important thing in the world to him."
Norine Dowd

Few know better than Norine about how different
the symptoms of a heart problem can be for women.
Walking the dog with her neighbor, she couldn't keep up. Her back hurt
and she was light headed. She ignored it at first, but later reconsidered.
She told the ER staff she was having a heart attack.
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dog, and sharing time with her seven grandkids.

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Page 16_ The News Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Ridge wrestlers earn trip to state regionals


Frostproof's Danique Rosius has a near fall against McKeel's Tyler Detsouvan. Rosius took home
the 138 pound district title as all eight of the Bulldogs who were in the event earned berths in
next weekend's regional competition at Berkley Prep.

Lake Wales had all three of its wrestlers athe Class A, district 9 meet in Frostproof Saturday
earn trip to the regionals as all three finished second in their weight class. Here, Brett Cerronete t
makes a move on McKeel's Alex Fagan Fagan finished fourth in the district event for 132

Miguel Patterson wrestled at 160 pounds for the host Bulldogs last weekend at the Class A,
District 9 event, finishing second in his eight class. Frostproof finished fourth as a team overall.
Here, Patterson controls McKeel's Dushay Ware, who finished third. Patterson got second.

Frostproof's Zack White has McKeel's Alex Fagan in a precarious position at the Class 1A, District
9 meet at Frostproof Saturday. White captured third in the 132 pound class to advance to next
weekend's regionals.

At 126 pounds, Frostproof's Dominick Patterson took home the top spot Saturday. Here, he
controls Lacory Wertz of McKeel. Other Bulldogs who will head to regional matches include Tyler Luis Reyes represented the Bulldogs in the 220-pound weight class, and took home the top spot.
Wyatt (third at 152), Richard Cobb (third at 195) and Jesus Espinoza (fourth at 285). Here, he tries to make a move on McKeel's Aaron Stawicki, who got fourth.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 The News Page 17

Kissimmee Ramblins: Lemon Point a winning spot

Camp Mack was a hopping place ,
last weekend, and there is informa-
tion at the end of this story about an
important event that will take place
out there this weekend too. a
First, let's look at the Lakeland
Bassmasters, who weighed at 3 p.m.
First place went to Mark Craig of
Lakeland with a five-fish total of 21.60
pounds. His big bass of 8.05 was good
for second in that category.
Second place was Brad Renner
of Lakeland (15.25) and third was
Bartow's Luke Ferguson (14.95).
The big bass money went to Michael
Nicknadarvich with his 9.35 pound
catch. Nick said he was fishing Lemon
Point in about 18 inches of water. He
was flipping a Sweet Beaver around a
floating tussik.
At the Camp Mack Open on Feb.
1, James Pearson outdistanced the
field with his 25.20 pound haul, while
Scott Perry was second. Pearson had
the big bass winner too with an 11.05
pound beauty. A total of 18 fishermen
Saturday also saw the Big Dawg
Baits Trail event with David Ochs Mark Craig was the winner of last weekend's Lakeland Bassmasters event at Taking home the"big bass"honor was Michael Nicknadarvich.
taking home the top prise with 15.5 Camp Mack.
pounds, best among the 23 boats that students in Polk County as part of to host the event. Other drawings will consist of raffles, a
went out.
weAnd many thanks to friend Susan the first "Take Stock in Children" bass This first tournament will be held Big Fish drawing and a 50/50 drawing.
And many thanks to friend Susan d foll
Fenich for sending along all the fishing tournament "Hook, Line and on Saturday Feb. 9 at Camp Mack in Guaranteed prizes are as follows
information on a most important local Scholarships." Lake Wales beginning at safe light $2,500 for first place, $1,250 for
event this weekend. All proceeds will be matched with weigh in at 2 p.m. Entry fee is second, $750 for third, $300 for fourth
The Polk Education Foundation is 100 percent by the Florida Prepaid $100 in advanced and $110 on the and $200 for fifth. A free barbe-
partnering with Everett Whitehead Foundation. Bobby Lane, a pro day of the tournament. A $5 ramp fee cue lunch will be included for all
Construction to raise funds for college angler in the Bassmaster elite bass will also be charged. A $100 drawing participants.
tuition scholarships for low-income fishing tournament series is helping will be held for all advance registrants. Be sure to check it out!

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Page 18 The News Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Lake Wales settles for second in girls' district


The good news is that the Lake Wales
girls' basketball team beat Lake Gibson last
Thursday to earn a berth in the regionals of e
the state tournament.
The bad news is that Winter Haven
scored a lopsided win over the Lady
Highlanders on Friday in the district
championship game.
LWHS beat Lake Gibson 53-45 on
Thursday in the district semifinals with
Zada Williams scoring 24 points as the Lady
Highlanders won, but did not play well. ..
In Friday's game, Winter Haven jumped
to a 28-5 lead in the first quarter and
cruised to a 70-38 victory.
Lake Wales will travel to.Orlando to play
Edgewater tomorrow in the first round
of the regionals. If they win, the Lady a-
Highlanders would play again next week. PHOTOS BY ROBERT BLANCHARD ada iamsa
But the prospects aren't good. Edgewater Zada Williams (left) zips by Winter Haven's
has outscored its opponents 444-144 in Lady Highlander Deaisha Walton ( tares down Winter Haven's Shantrice Solomon in Friday's Daquanda Henderson as she makes a run
its last six games for an average winning 6A Girls Basketball District Championship at Tenoroc High School in Lakeland. into Blue Devil territory at Friday's 6A District
margin of 50 points. too concerned about going on the road for selfish, we are not a good team." Championship
Lake Wales coach Demetrius Sanders isn't the regionals, however. LWHS had a better team earlier in the Tomlin scored 17 points while Williams had
"For some reason, we play better on the season with the tandem of Williams and 15 in Saturday's loss.
road. Our road record is as good as our Takiba Tubbs. But Tubbs had to leave the "With Takiba on the team, Zada could do
home record," he said. team when she turned 19, making her inel- more passing. She is a very good passer. But
3 The big loss to Winter Haven didn't igible. Williams, a junior, has been the star now she has to do more scoring," Sanders
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Softball Highlanders tune up for regular season




Lake.Wales' Kayla McBeath fires one toward the outfield at Saturday's Coach Mike Settle patches up Highlander
Spreseason match-up between the Lake Wales Highlanders and the visiting Kaleigh Floyd after Floyd received a small cut

Right: Pasco Pirates Kaylee
PHOTOS BY ROBERT BLANCHARD Britton (18) and Becca Taylor
(6) scramble for an over-
Lake Wales'Kayla McBeath flashes a smile as she and Pasco thrown ball as Lake Wales r
Catcher Blakeleigh Boyett wait patiently at the plate during a Highlander Taite Powell (14)
change of innings. The Lady Highlanders will open their regular glides easily into second base. -
season with three straight home games, including the lid-lifter The Highlanders cruised to ..
Friday evening on Highlander Hill against Tenoroc. That will be a 7-2 win, and also recorded : -
followed by a Feb.13 meeting against Poinciana and a Feb. 14 an 8-2 win over Hardee in
showdown with Winter Haven. Game time is 7:30 p.m. for all three another pre-season contest
starts. last week.

Right: Dirt flies as Kaleigh
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Lakes Wales High tennis teams love new training techniques


Isabel Wadsworth (in blue) and Jessica Hignight (in green) learn some new techniques to increase
PHOTOS BY ROBERT BLANCHARD their speed and efficiency in tennis during last week's visit by specialists from the Parisi Speed
Lake Wales High School tennis players were treated last week to a visit from the Parisi Speed
School of Melbourne, Fla., for some professional conditioning and fitness training. Program
Director Carl Putman (right) welcomes the students and explains the program and its benefits.
The school was started two decades ago by NCAA track All American Bill Parisi. It now has
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Soup-er Bowl auction a super time

It was a super time. .
Or Soup-er, that is, according to the Lake
Wales Care Center, who thus named their
Hunger Relief Campaign bowl auction and
soup tasting, an event held Friday evening
at the First Presbyterian Church.
Originally, it was supposed to be held in
the Marketplace, but was moved indoors
because of inclement weather.
The fellowship hall and staging area PHOTOS BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ
was filled with tables laden with glazed,
hand-painted bowls by local celebrities This bowl says it all. Jim Weaver and Michelle Hurst, both Lake
and well known artists. auction is tallied. Wales Breakfast Rotarians, put on their masks
One long table held the live auction Celebrity restaurants who donated for the evening as the auction begins.
bowls, while the silent auction bowls soup were: Arcade Coffee & Sandwich Greg Love and his wife stop for a photo after Participants paint bowls that are
decorated the entire room. Shop, Bob Evans, Candlelight Cafe, Chalet eating a bowl of soup. auctioned off at the event. Guests come to
According to Rob Quam, Care Center's Suzanne, Crazy Fish Grill, Lake Ashton: James Weaver, PA. the event and bid on a bowl. In exchange
executive director, noted that the live The View, Lake Wales Medical Center and The Empty Bowls project is a nation- for soup and the bowl, the guest gives their
auction bowls brought $2,000, the highest L'Incontro. wide program started in 1990 by an art bid donation to alocal charity to help fight
of which was Gerri Sage's bowl at $650. The Back Porch Revival provided music. teacher wanting to teach his students hunger, noted the program distributed at
Quam says the Care Center stands to Auctioneers were Michelle Hurst, C.PA about community involvement, according the Soup-er Bowl auction, which, yes, took
bring in about $7,000 this year after the with Bunting, Tripp & Ingley LLP and to Care Centerliterature. place Super Bowl weekend.

Care Center representatives man the tables
to take money for the auction, but do enjoy
eating some soup and having some conversa-
tion, too.
Barbara Connor holds a bowl that was expected
to bring around $600 at the annual Soup-er Brian Kistner and Christie Lawson discuss his The bowls get a good look-over before the
Bowl Auction for Hunger Relief for the Lake bowl, "Rooted" auction begins.
Wales Care Center, Friday evening at the First
Presbyterian Church.

This beautiful mosaic bowl was one of those
featured at the live auction.

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Mentor awarded for work at high school

By KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ Her motivation for being a mentor?
took care of four kids, went to school
Ask Kim Thomas what her passion is ... my mother is my mentor, and my
and her face lights up. brother," she says.
Thomas is a mentor at Lake Wales Her brother is 54 years old and has
High School and is beginning to get spent 28 years in the military, and runs
some recognition for that effort, a boot camp for kids in California.
though she would be the first to say "My mom has really motivated all of
that, "It's not about fame or being us," she says.
acknowledged." Back to the question of what it takes
One day, she was at the school, in the to be a good mentor.
administrator's office with a teacher and She notes "God first. It takes spending
her daughter discussing something, and time in the word." And that is followed,
the way she handled that caught the eye she says, by "being consistent, going to
of Assistant Principal Eugene Kendrick. church, and lifestyle."
She not only addressed her daugh- She said it's not about doing it to
ter, but addressed the teacher, giving impress anyone, but "because I can't
both practical suggestions as to how a make it without Him."
situation would work best. She gives her phone number out to
Kendrick was impressed. those she mentors, and has been known
He notes she is a "strong listener and to coordinate food and clothing for
those in need.
communicator." those in need.
He told her the high school needed Flattery beside, Thomas takes her
people like her to mentor the students, mentoring seriously to her it is a
and so began her Highlander journey. lifetime thing.
Principal Donna Dunson at one point When students ask her how long she
will be their mentor, she answers "For
offered to pay her, Thomas said, but
offered to pay her, Thomas said, but the rest of your life. Or as long as you
Thomas refused any pay for her volun- want me in your life."
teer work with the students. want me in your life."
teer work with the students. "I see progress in each kid I mentor
Kendrick says Thomas is passionate PI se weekly," she says.
about helping young people reach their PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ "I came to them up close and per-
full potential. Kim Thomas, mentor at Lake Wales High School, holds the award she received at the recent Unity sonal, talk to them like their mother,
He notes Thomas is "highly intelli- in Community International Potluck Dinner when she was honored for her accomplishments in and they listen. If I help somebody with
gent, caring, and confident." the community. their kids, they'll help me with mine,"
Thomas received an award at the re- Her reward? you. I just called to say hi," she notes. she notes.
cent Unity in Community International "God will bless me," she notes. These are the words that seem to "I look forward to coming here. And I
Potluck Dinner, entitled a "Brother's She's known for having a steady work. don't look at it as a job. I look at it as 'I
Keeper" award. supply of gum. "1 pray for them on a daily basis," she get to do it."' she said.
Thomas, born and raised in Bronx, The kids like that. Parents have called says of her students. "Thank God I get to mentor."
N.Y., she later moved to Georgia and her to say "I'm so glad you are in my She has a group of about six or seven "She's been our secret weapon here,"
eventually relocated to Florida to be daughter's life." students on a regular basis. Kendricks says.
with her daughter and her husband, "It's not about fame or being acknowl-
and to help take care of her grandchild. edged," she says.
She has two daughters, ages 17 and What does it take to be a good
27, and notes that she and they plan to mentor?
obtain Ph.Ds. "I love people. You have to be a
Social psychology is Thomas' goal, people persoh."
and she attended Bronx Community She says students "know automat-
College and is working on finishing her ically" if a person is genuine in their
degree at Polk State College. approach with them.
She hasbecome popular at the "I don't take notes," she says, though
school. later, she will jot something in a file. It's
Thomas says teachers tell her, "You just that she wants students to feel at
ought to be flattered," at how students home talking to her about the events of
are responding to her direction. theirlives, be it at home or at school.
Her work serves as the bridge be- "They are not going to talk to you if
tween home and school. you walk in with a pad and pencil," she
"I can open up and relate to Miss says.
Thomas, I'm comfortable with her," "I want the truth from them."
she says, quoting students who have A typical mentoring session involves
expressed their gratitude. the question, "How are you doing?" and
"It's a heart issue. It's. straight from the she asks about their grades. She does
heart. It's no game. They know when not tutor the students, she is more of a
someone genuine cares for them," she sounding board.
said. "A lot of them don't have their father
She offers much to students, annd in their lives," she said,.noting that in
expects much of them. a couple of cases, She told the girls to
One thing is confidentiality, as long as go home and text message or call their
the child isn't in harm's way, a victim of father, to tell him they were thinking
crime, or involved in a crime, about him.
"My gift will take me where my degree This has worked, she noted, and
can't," she notes. those fathers are now involved in
She helps students with discipline, the students' lives, and paying child
to get them back on track with home support.
activities and grades, "Well, Dad, I just called to say I love

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in a day. "They are that popular."
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Restoring your property after a long winter

One of the best things about the that's piled up over the last few
dawn of spring and the return of months.
warmer weather is the chance to Employ a pre-emergent weed
get out of the house and get some killer. Homeowners who routinely
fresh air. For homeowners, this is the spend their summers agonizing over
perfect opportunity to assess any weeds throughout the yard should
damage the previous months did to consider applying a pre-emergent
yards and develop a plan to restore weed killer around the beginning
properties. of spring. It's important to do so
Don't jump the gun. The first around the end of March or early
warm day of spring might seem like April, when the weeds have not yet
a great time get out in the yard and had a chance to grow. When apply-
get your hands dirty. But it's best to ing, follow the dosage instructions
wait until the grass has completely provided by the product's manufac-
dried out before getting to work. turer. Such instructions often rec-
Raking on wet grass increases the ommend a second application right
risk of tearing out grass, which can before summer begins.
cause bald spots and the growth of Remove thatch. Once the grass
weeds down the road. In addition, has dried, you can begin to remove
stepping on the grass while the thatch that's built up over the winter.
ground is still wet can compact Thatch is potentially very harmful
the soil, which can slow drainage to soil, blocking sunlight, air and
and block the lawn's roots from moisture the soil needs to ensure a
breathing. lawn looks lush and healthy. Thatch
Patience should prevail with removal does not necessarily need to
regard to mowing the lawn as be an annual task. If thatch buildup
well. A lawn's roots will not start is insignificant, then it can be done
to grow until the average everyday every other year. Just use a dethatch-
temperature routinely reaches 40 E ing rake to make the job much easier.
so mowing too early is both unnec- Aerate, particularly if the yard
essary and potentially harmful to is a heavy traffic area once the
the lawn. When the temperatures warm weather arrives. If your yard
regularly reach 50 F, then homeown- transforms into a child's wonder-
ers will likely start to see their lawns land upon the arrival of spring and
growing. summer, you might want to revive
Remove debris that's piled up. the soil by aerating. When the yard
Debris has a tendency to infest a gets heavy usage, it's easy for soil to
yard over the course of the winter become compacted, which makes it
months. Fallen branches, stones and hard for air and water to reach the
even trash can accumulate in a yard, lawn's roots. That can eventually
putting those who spend time in the make for a less-than-appealing lawn.
yard at risk of injury once the warm So if your yard is the place to be
weather returns. For instance, bits come the warmer months, aerate
of twigs and pebbles that are blown in the spring to loosen the soil and
across the yard during a windy make it easier for the lawn to with-
winter can be embedded in the yard, stand the months ahead.
making the yard less of a haven and No matter how harsh the winter
more of a hazard. Once the grass is months might have been, spring is a PHOTO PROVIDED
dry enough to walk on, walk around great time for homeowners to restore
the property and remove any debris the property around their homes. Mowing the lawn too early in the spring is both unnecessary and potentially harmful to the lawn.

9 ways to improve curb appeal .

Homeowners who want their homes at night.
to make strong first impressions must 4. Clean a home's exterior to remove
prioritize curb appeal. Homes with mildew or discolorations from the sid-
strong curb appeal sell well and can ing, driveway, patio, and other outdoor
impart a welcoming feel to all visitors. elements.
Improving curb appeal need not be ex- 5. Improve landscapes with fresh
pensive, and the following are a handful plants and seasonal color. Homeowners
of ways to improve the appearance of without the time to plant can consider
your home. container gardens, which don't takeAf
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vibrant color or one with a custom appeal to a home's exterior. Rmoves Iron
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out from other properties in the mulch to restore color. K1:
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Add some fresh color to kitchen cabinets
Many homeowners dream of giving As doors are removed, number each
their kitchens a full-scale remodel, door and its corresponding location,
Though such a project can give a much like products that require as-
kitchen an entirely new look, that sembly are numbered at the factory.
look does not come cheap. According This makes it easier to reassemble
to Remodeling magazine's 2013 "Cost and ensures the cabinets and their
vs. Value Report," homeowners can hinges will align properly once you
expect to spend more than $53,000 have finished painting.
on a major kitchen remodel and Don't paint dirty surfaces. Cabinet
recoup just below 70 percent of that surfaces have likely collected their
cost at resale. So while the idea of a share of dirt, grease and grime over
full-scale kitchen remodel might be the years, so you want to clean these
a dream project, the cost of such an surfaces thoroughly before painting.
undertaking is beyond many home- Once surfaces have been cleaned,
owners' budgets. rinse them off and give them ample
But homeowners who cannot afford time to dry.
a full remodel can still give their Sand the surfaces. Once the
kitchens a new look and cando so surfaces have been cleaned and
for relatively little money. Painting are completely dry, it's time to start .
kitchen cabinets a new color or sanding them. Lightly sand the doors
simply giving fading cabinets a fresh using a wood sanding block, working
coat of paint can instantly add life to to create a firm base to which fresh
a kitchen, giving the room an entirely paint can easily adhere. Areas that -
different feel without breaking the are most exposed to wear and tear
bank. The following are a few tips for may require some extra elbow grease, "
homeowners planning to paint their and some areas may be especially
kitchen cabinets, flaky. When old paint is flaking off,
Assess your existing cabinets, this means the previous finish did .
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wood and metal, can be repainted which is not necessarily uncommon
without much of a fuss. But other in kitchens, where moisture and
materials, including plastic laminate, grease residue can make it harder
are not so amenable to repainting, for paint to adhere to the surface. In Freshly painted cabinets can give a kitchen an entirely new and fresh look ata fraction of the
and will likely require specialty such instances, sand the flaky areas cost of a full-scale kitchen remodel.
paints. Homeowners with plastic to the bare wood before spot-priming
laminate cabinets should first paint with a primer or sealer designed for Reassemble the cabinets. Once and then enjoy the fresh and inex-
a spot or two with a sample paint, areas with heavy staining. After all of the final coat of paint has fully dried, pensive new look that your freshly
being careful to choose that's the sanding is complete, vacuum the carefully reassemble your cabinets painted cabinets have created.
concealed. If the paint bonds well to surfaces to ensure there is no leftover
the plastic laminate, then you can sanding dust before painting. A
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Service dogs are a big help to many

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will distract him from his work and could cause ha to the owner. individual with a disability, including a are also dogs that are able to dtect
physical, asensory psychiatric, ofintellec- when seizures occu an d m e taler
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on fleashed or harnessed except when seizure. These dogs are unique and no
todo not have theadvertise performing work or tasks where such one knows exactly how they can sense

t9 tethering would interfeare with the dog's this. Some dogs can also sense changes
ability to perform. Service animals are in blood pressure or blood sugar levels
exempt from breed bans as well as size and alert the handler to potential
Dogs:There are approximately 78.2 millionand weight limitations. to enter problems.
Emotional support dogs and therapy Many dogs are now being trained as
onedogs are not the same as setwoice dogs. psychiatric dogs. These dogs are used
Emotional support dogs are used when by individuals who have a disabling
a doctor feels a disabled or elderly indi- mental disorder to help them perform
vidual would benefit from the compan- normally in many situations. Often
ionship, affection and focus of having times medications can make the han-
an animal around. Although these dogs dler dizzy or disoriented and the dog
can be allowed in no-pet housing and can guide the individual to a safe place.
may be allowed to travel with the owner Some people wander off associated
Statistics were compiled from the merican Pet ro soiation 20-202 Natural Pet Owners Survey on flights, they are not task trained and with their condition and can wander
do not have the same privileges of a into traffic or other situations that can
service dog. A therapy dog is trained to be dangerous, the dog can prevent this.
go into hospitals and aid in treatment The list of ways that dogs can help is
of individuals. Although these animals almost endless. Many of these guide
Why Advertise C ARE SOME STATISTICS: have a large amount of training, they dogs have saved owners lives because of
Dogs: There are approximately 78.2 million owned still require permission to enter busi- their abilities.
On Our dogs in the U.S. 39% of US households own at least nesses, even the hospitals where they We treat several guide dogs and know
one dog 28% of owners own two dogs. how important these dogs are to the
Pet Pages? CTh are approximately million owned handlers and how much they help them
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Rescued dogs help troubled veterans cope

COCOA BEACH (AP) Ziggy, a black
Labrador-border collie mix, stayed close
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earlier but already had bonded through-
the training offered by Paws for Veterans,
a Cocoa-based organization that adopts,
trains and matches dogs with veterans
with post-traumatic stress disorder,
traumatic brain injuries or other health
"I'm on six psychiatric medications,
and I'm hoping he could help me get off
some of it and just deal with life better,"
said Carpenter, 36, who served in the
Marine Corps from 1997 to 2001.
CrystalAyala, president and lead train-
er of Paws forVeterans, said the dogs are AP PHOTO
trained specifically for veterans' needs.
These dogs are learning more than just Crystal Ayala, with Paws for Veterans, and her assistant Carol DePaul, work with veterans, getting them rescue dogs and training them in service
how to heel. tasks, in Cocoa Beach.
A dog may be trained to wake a person
from a nightmare. It can remind a their dogs, their animals will be wearing "I have bipolar disorder and diabetes," ofVeterans Affairs doctor recommended
veteran to take medication by begging vests identifying them as service dogs. she said. "The dog will alert me when it's that he get a service dog.
for a treat it has learned to expect at a Dog Vests 4 Vets of Rockledge, which time to eat. She's going to alert manic Fox, 74, already had Panzer, a
certain time each day. A dog can also has been supplying dog vests for about behavior." Rottweiler, for four years but the dog was
keep people in public from getting too two years to veterans around the country, Del Fox of Cocoa said he will rely on his not trained.
close to someone who has trouble being has teamed with Ayala to provide the dog, Panzer, to help him cope with steno- "He's going to be trained to pull me up
in crowds. vests for some of the animals she trains. sis of the spine. He said his Department if I fall and to brace me," he said.
"Most of our guys are able to cut their Denise Brooker said she has no
medications in half," Ayala said of those connection to the military but wanted to CATS DOGS OTHER SMALL ANIMALS
suffering from mental health issues. do what she could to help veterans and Carol Thompson, VMD
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dog, Kuno, a German shepherd. Herrera nonprofit Paws for Veterans since 2010, "
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dog will help him. Nana Williams, of Chicago, was one *Dimusti
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What's cold is new again

The hot new diet fad may be in your WELL NEWS well-being. The worldwide average is held by professional eaters; the rest by
freezer. Strike that, it might be you Scott LaFee 63.5 percent. people who really should find some-
- freezing. thing better to do.
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looked tool in losing weight is the (126 grams) contains 304 calories, 78 Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome
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talking about standing naked in a polar than the more common and unsightly 13 percent of the recommended total from extremely painful, constantly
vortex, but rather getting comfortable white type), and it takes time to burn fat intake for a 2,000-calorie daily diet. bleeding lesions inside and outside of
living and working inside at tem- up calories. Indeed, researchers say It also contains 36 milligrams of the body.
peratures between 62 and 77 degrees the "cold diet plan" (not really a plan, cholesterol (12 percent); 782 milligrams
Fahrenheit. actually) works best when combined of sodium (33 percent); 36.2 grams of Observation
The researchers found that over the with plenty of exercise and healthy total carbohydrates (12 percent); 1.4 "All the things I really like to do are
long term, human bodies work a little eating habits. grams of fiber (6 percent); 4.3 grams of either illegal, immoral or fattening." -
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their toasty 98.6F internal tempera- those things? Woollcott (1887-1943)
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a lot of heat-generating mitochondria. buds. Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), who was
When your body needs revving to be- Never say diet dying of tuberculosis
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However, this is no miracle weight- 95 percent of Americans have access in 12 minutes, held by Cookie Jarvis. the Creators Syndicate website at www.
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ASPCA, UF announce Bad oral hygiene can led to bacteria in Spivey to be featured in as students in grades 1 through 12.
country's first graduate program the bloodstream or other serious health March Soderstrom said the decision to change
n t issues, particularly in older pets. SPCA the date and once again earmark
in Vet forenSIC Sciences Florida veterinarians recommend pets This March, The Loft Art Gallery will proceeds for the George W Harris,
Recognizing the need for continued should be seen once a year or twice be home to the dynamic and transfor- Jr. Runaway and Youth Crisis Shelter
education in the field of veterinary a year for pets prone to dental issues. mative art of Ellen Spivey. was made at the initial meeting of the
forensic sciences, the ASPCA and the Maintaining good oral hygiene is vital Spivey's artwork makes its debut Carillon Classic committee during
University of Florida's Maples Center for both cats and dogs. Technicians during downtown Lakeland's First which FPRA presented YFA with a
for Forensic Medicine started a grad- at SPCA Florida will provide dental Friday festivities on March 7. A free donation of $3,800 raised through the
uate program that will give students hygiene training and educational reception with live music, wine and second Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk
the opportunity to earn a Master of materials during the appointment, hors d'oeuvres is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. staged on May 25.
Science degree in Veterinary Forensic For information or for those who Spivey often uses acrylic based paints The first two installments of the
Sciences from the University's College would like to make a dental cleaning on canvas, and paints unique portraits Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk drew a
of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville. appointment for February, call SPCA and wildlife. She has a special love of combined total of nearly 700 runners
The two-year program, which will Florida's Animal Medical Center, Native American cultures and has pro- and walkers, raising more than $7,900
begin in May and will include courses 863-646-4647. duced many Indian portraits, usually for the youth shelter and FPRA schol-
that focus on pathology, osteology, with bits of landscape in them. arship and professional development
animal law, and the intersection of farm Dixie Melody Boys Besides nature, Spivey also paints activities.
animal welfare and the forensic sci- to be featured "soul portraits." Each painting is indi- "We are excited to once again be
ences. Applications are currently being vidual and includes multiple meanings teaming up with Bok Tower Gardens,
accepted. Gospel quartets, The Dixie Melody relating to different aspects of the paint- Youth and Family Alternatives and
"This is a fantastic opportunity Boys, will be featured at the Lake ing. These portraits are commissioned community-minded corporate sponsors
for individuals who are looking to Mirror Center in Lakeland, on Friday, and the colors chosen relate to the to present this very wholesome and
pursue careers in veterinary forensic March 1. chakras and the individual's emotional/ entertaining family-oriented charitable
science," said forensic entomologist The Quartet will share their unique, spiritual growth. Each portrait comes event," said Katy Martin, director of
Dr. Jason Byrd, associate director of the four-part harmony with attendees with its own description of the various public relations of Lakeland-based
University of Florida's William R. Maples of this special event, beginning at aspects within the painting. Florida Baptist Children's Homes and
Center for Forensic Medicine. 9:30 a.m. Her work has been shown in galleries president of the sponsoring FPRA
"The partnership between the Since organizing more than five de- in North Carolina and Florida. chapter.
University of Florida and the ASPCA has cades ago, The Dixie Melody Boys have The Loft Art Gallery is located up- To register online for the 2014
resulted in unparalleled access to the enjoyed success, including a Grammy stairs in Paint Along Studios in Lakeland Carillon Classic 5K or obtain more
latest developments in this burgeoning nomination and numerous Fan Award at 123 S. Kentucky Ave. information, including team compe-
field, including new technologies and nominations from The Singing News tition rules, please go to http://www.
improved methods of analysis and Magazine, Southern Gospel Music's Here comes the Carillon
investigation." leading fan and trade publication. lon-classic-5k-runwalk/. People who
Dr. Randall Lockwood, ASPCA senior Hit releases have flowed their way in The Dick Pope/Polk County Chapter prefer to register by mail should send
vice president of forensic sciences and bunches, including recent releases of the Florida Public Relations their check made payable to the Florida
anti-cruelty projects, also praised the such as "I'll Be Living that Way," "I Association has announced that the Public Relations Association to: FPRA,
launch of the new program. Won't Compromise," "Welcome Home," third annual Carillon Classic 5K Run & 1606 Taylor Brooke Drive, Bartow, FL
"We're seeing a stronger emphasis "Antioch Church Choir" and "I'm One of Walk on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at histor- 33830. Prospective participants in the
placed on forensics when it comes to Them." ic Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales. team challenge should indicate their
the investigation and prosecution of Their goal of delivering a first-class "The first two Carillon Classic 5K team name upon registration.
animal cruelty cases, so these skills performance filled with excitement, Run & Walk's were staged over the The nonrefundable registration fee
are becoming increasingly important energy and lots of great traditional, Memorial Day weekend. However, we for runners and walkers before April 9
for veterinarians, law enforcement Southern Gospel Music are traits which are moving it up this year to the early is $25 for adults and $15 for students.
personnel and other professionals," said have been instilled in each member part of May in an effort to maximize After April 9, there will be an additional
Lockwood. by group leader Ed O'Neal, a 50-year participation by runners and volun- charge of $5. Registration begins at
Gospel Music veteran, who was in- teers alike," said Marybeth Soderstrom 6:30 a.m. on race day, with competition
Free dental cleaning ducted into the Southern Gospel Music of Polk Works, who is co-chairing the starting at 7:30 a.m. sharp, rain or shine.
for animals Association Hall of Fame in 2004. These 2014 event with Brad Ruhman of Polk Everyone who registers by April 9 will be
characteristics, united with'their desire County Fire Rescue. Both are members guaranteed a Carillon Classic 5K dri-fit
SPCA Florida is supporting National to never compromise their respon- of the local FPRA chapter's board of style T-shirt.
Pet Dental Month by offering discount- sibility to spread the Gospel through directors. Detailed information on the various
ed pet cleanings. Southern Gospel Music in a profes- Now in its third year, the Carillon levels of corporate sponsorship Title,
During February, dental cleanings for sional manner have allowed The Dixie Classic 5K is a charitable event spon- Presenting, Elite, Champion, Sprint and
cats and dogs younger than 5 are $100, Melody Boys to firmly establish a place sored by the FPRA chapter in partner- Shelter Supporter can be obtained
pets older than 5 are $120. at the forefront of Southern Gospel ship with Bok Tower Gardens, Youth from Danny Kushmer at 863-559-8062
The discounted dental cleaning in- Music. The group's energy and excite- and Family Alternatives (YFA), Inc. and or
cludes a free veterinarian examination, ment, coupled with their exceptional corporate sponsors for the benefit of Sponsors can make payments on PayPal
a $28 value. Antibiotics, extractions, or vocal blend is appealing to audiences of YFA's George W. Harris, Jr. Runaway and at
other services may require additional all ages, creating an exciting evening of Youth Crisis Shelter in Bartow and FPRA Regular updates on the 2014
fees. Mention the promotional price musical pleasure. scholarship and professional develop- Carillon Classic 5K Run & Walk can be
when making an appointment To get information, call 727-538-9889 ment endeavors, obtained between now and race day
Periodontal disease is the number or visit www.thebreakfastclubonline. The classic will offer individual and on Facebook at
one clinical condition found in pets. com or team competition for adults as well CarillonClassic5kRunWalk.

Carl Caldwell graduated from what was then Polk Junior
ShCollege in 1967. He went on to have a career in accounting. He
is shown here at the Dundee Public Library, where he spends
much of his time, with his diploma and certificate of induction
into Polk's Xi Pi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

SFor 1967 Grad,

Life Changed When

He Went to Polk
Matthew Pyle and Alainna Whatley star in Polk State's upcoming production of Brighton Beach Memoirs. The play's director, Ilene
Fins, has used the show as an opportunity to teach her students about Jewish culture and tradition. Fifty years ago, Carl Caldwell was working at a
citrus packing plant in Dundee.
At the end of his shift, or before his feet touched
Sthe floor in the morning, or over dinner, he would

B eyondBut down the road in Bartow, the doors to what
stop to think about what his life would be 10 years
down the line, or 20, or 30.
Polk State Actors Gaid Wl, 1. CAwarne nes No matter how far out he looked, what he couold
an tradtion had mostl coesee for himself was always the same. If he stayed at
the citrus plant, he'd work long, hard days. Money
Throughe, L s 'Brighton Beach M em oircs'h wouldW oldalways be tight. Prviding for a youngfamily
Weeks ago, what Alainna experience I've ever had with in Brighton Beach during the late But downwas then Polk u ni o r College had just opened, and
Whatley knew of Jewish culture Jewish culture," said Whatley, 1930s. Caroline, who now lives in Caldwell was sure if he went there, the course of his
and tradition had mostly come an Auburndale resident who South Carolina, did two phone in- life would change.
from the The Nanny, the 1990s dual enrolls while also attending terviews with Fins' students to give Now, as Polk State marks its 50th year, Caldwell,
sitcom starring Fran Drescher, Lakeland's Lois Cowles Harrison them insights into their characters like tens of thousands of other alumni, is celebrating
who rattled one-liners in a thick, Center for the Visual and and life in Brighton Beach at the right along with it. Because his life did change when
nasally New York accent. Performing Arts. time of the play. he went to Polk, and in more ways than he could
Then Whatley tried out for Polk "We just get these comical "It was about giving the students have imagined.
State Theatre's upcoming produc- archetypes on TV, but that doesn't a frame of reference," said Fins, "Oh, my life would have been dull," said Caldwell,
tion of Brighton Beach Memoirs. give you the ability to really under- also a theatre professor. "The play now 80. "If I hadn't gotten my education, I wouldn't
She landed a starring role, as Kate, stand people from other cultures. was already going to stretch the have traveled like I got to. I wouldnt have been
the matriarch of the large Jewish Once you learn something about students because it is set in 1937, able to make a life for my two adopted sons Things
family in Neil Simon's semi-au- their cultures and traditions, you but then the food and the culture would have been much different, that's for sure."
tobiographical classic, and along start to understand how they're is also so far removed from the Caldwell grew up in Dundee. He was one of eight
with learning her lines and timing, different from you, and also how experiences they've had growing children. His parents both worked in the citrus
got a crash course in Jewish family they're the same." up." industry, his dad in a nursery and his in at i
life from director Ilene Fins. To prepare her actors for their Fins has long used the theatre canning plant.
Now, just days before the portrayal of the Jerome family a as a means of teaching other When he was just barely a teenager, Caldwell said,
production opens, Whatley can large, extended bunch who face subjects. Last year, she headed he went to work, unwrapping protective material
say what she's learned extends all sorts of trials in the years just the Polk State Lake Wales Arts from newly grafted citrus trees. He'd get out of
far beyond the stage and she'll before World War II Fins called Integration Summer Training school, go to the groves, and work until the sun went
remember it long after closing upon her own family and friends. Institute, a three-day program for down.
night. A perfect resource was Fins'
"This is really the first mother, Caroline, who grew up BRIGHTON 14 CALDWELL 14

Polk Nursing Student Published in Textbook of Sue S
A Polk State student's work is
included in a recently published p 2
textbook by two leading nursing
theorists. Caring Science,
Tamara King, a Lakeland resi-M uPactice
dent studying toward her Bachelor il P
of Science in Nursing, is among No 1111.
the contributors to Caring Science, '.
Mindful Practice: Implementing
Watsons Human Caring Theory,
published in 2013.
The textbook was co-authored -
by Jean Watson, a distinguished [IS [ [ 1 1,l
professor emerita and dean C ;
emerita at the University of ..
Tamara King, a student in Polk State's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, is a
NURSE I 4 contributor to a recently published textbook for nurses.

2 Polk State College February 2014

Polk's Newest Vice President:

"Education Makes the Difference"
Sitting behind the desk in his new corner
office, on just the second day of his job as vice
News@polk features content produced by Polk State president of student services, Reggie Webb
College to tell hestries of its impact on individal thinks about what his life might have been.
College to tell thestories of its impact on dividual He grew up poor. Drugs deals took place just
students and Polk County as a whole, behind his backyard fence. Coming from those
circumstances, no one would have been too
All content is from, the College's news surprised if he'd dropped out of school, gotten
service, into trouble, taken a darker path.
The difference between what he might have Reggie Webb
been and what he's become, Webb says, has hand, and thanked me for my help. To me, I
Comments and news tips may be submitted by email been education. Now, in his new position, was just doing my job, but my job really made
to or by calling 863.298.6872. every decision he makes will be driven by a difference. That was the moment I knew this
Additional information on the College is available helping Polk State students get the same was right for me," he said.
online at or by calling 863.297.1000. life-changing advantage. Webb went on to become an admissions
"When students see me, I hope they see a specialist, director of enrollment management
e C e li in 1 s s ovr person who is advocating for their success," and dean of student services at Polk State
PolkState ollege, established 1964, serves over Webb said. "What I do every day, at its most Lakeland.
20,000 students annually with a range of workforce- basic, is remove as many barriers that might Being the "numbers guy" that he is, Webb
related associate's and bachelor's degrees, as well stand in their way." likes to point out that he's 46 years old and has
as a variety of continuing education and certificate Webb grew up on Sixth Street in North worked at Polk for 24 years more than half
programs. Lakeland. Beyond the four walls of his house, his life. He's also sent two of his four children
the potential barriers to his own success to the College; his two youngest children may
crime and poverty were rampant: well become Eagles, too.
The College's physical locations include: But inside Webb's home, even though mon- "For all these reasons, when I think about
ey was always tight, his parents never stopped Polk, I think about home. This place means so
Polk State Airside Center pushing their children to excel in school. much to me," he said.
3515 Aviation Drive Webb's mother worked at the Publixbakery. In his new post, Webb oversees the numer-
Lakeland, FL 33811 His dad worked at the phosphate mines. Both ous components of Student Services, from
Laonly had a high-school education advising and admissions, to financial aid and
l Ar "They would tell me every day, 'This is why student activities.
Polk State JD Alexander Center you need to go to school, so you don't have to Webb's position is a new direction for the
152 E. Central Ave. work the night shift and miss having dinner College. Previously, it employed a vice presi-
Lake Wales, FL 33853 with your kids,'" Webb said. dent for both academic and student services,
Every hight in the Webb household, a position that has been held by Kenneth Ross
Polk State Lakeland homework followed dinner. The years went for six years.
3425 Winter Lake Road by -Webb moved from what is now Lincoln Ross remains as vice president of academic
Lakeland, FL 33803 Avenue Academy to Southwest Middle to services until he retires later this year.
Lakeland High and like his parents hoped, "Reggie has decades of experience that has
Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center he never got off educational track, prepared him for this job. On top of that, he's
1099 State Road 60 East After high school, he became the first of the a genuinely caring and dedicated guy. He's the
Lake Wales, FL 3383 family's eight children six biological, two kind of guy who will work as hard as it takes to
Lake Wales, FL 33853 adopted to go to college. get everything done."
"That's when I realized we were poor, was His ultimate goal, Webb said, is to consol-
Polk State College in college," Webb said. "Before that, you don't idate Student Services for a "one-stop shop"
Ridge Community High School know any different. You just know what you effect. This will involve lots of cross-training,
500 Orchid Drive have." to ensure employees in various departments
Davenport, FL 33837 He got his degree with help from the are sharing information and relaying con-
scholarships, student loans and the federal sistent information to students, and closely
Polk State Winter Haven Pell Grant program. He also worked as a cook examining processes in search of ways to ease
999 Ave. H N.E. at Morrison's Cafeteria. and enhance the student experience. He also
Winter Haven, FL 33881 He didn't have a car, so every day of college aims to help increase the College's selection
involved bumming a ride to get to between his of online courses to expand its open-access
job and class, model.
"We have some students here at Polk, who "Student success is really, truly at the center
POLK STATE stand outside in the rain and cold to wait for of everything at Polk, and Vice President
the bus so they can come to class. We have Webb's position is another indicator of just
LaePk Wales P t Lake WalesArts center students who need help understanding Pell. that," said Polk State President Eileen Holden.
1099 Florida 60, Lake Wales, FL 33863 I can relate to all of those things. I've been "We recognized that to make the biggest, most
where they are," he said. positive impact possible for our students, we
In 1989, Webb reached the goal of a college needed a member of our administration solely
degree when he earned his bachelor's degree dedicated to all the various services that get
in Accounting from Bethune-Cookman them from 'prospective student' to 'college
S /University. Four years later, he was on the graduate."'
commencement stage again, earning his Even as his career has taken him all the way
SMaster of Business Administration from Nova to the president's staff, Webb said he remains
r t Southeastern University. closely tied to where he started. He often
Webb is a self-described "numbers guy," and drives through his former North Lakeland
e r ary after college, he went to work for a local bank. neighborhood. His kids are always in the
Just a year into that job, however, he applied at backseat, and he reminds them that no matter
Swhat was then Polk Community College, for a what obstacles they face, education can take
position as an academic advisor, them wherever they dream of going.
A oAP rn e .He started in September 1990, and by the "Going back to the old neighborhood, it
following December, when he attended his reminds me that it doesn't matter where you
first Polk graduation, he knew he'd found his start, it's where you end up and the differ-
calling and a home. ence between the two is your education," he
"Students came up to me and shook my said.

Feb. 1-28 Feb. 5 Feb. 14
Exhibit featuring the work of artist Saddi Chris McCarty acoustic guitar performance Reception and poetry slam
Khali Polk State JD Alexander Center Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center
Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center Noon to 1:15 p.m. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday Free Free
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Feb. 1-28 Feb.12 Feb.16
Exhibit featuring the work of artist Saddi Chris McCarty acoustic guitar performance Over 55 Show Band
Khali Polk State JD Alexander Center Polk State Winter Haven Fine Arts Theatre
Polk State Lakeland Art Gallery Noon to 1:15 p.m. 2 p.m.
Monday-Thursday Free $8
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

February 2014 Polk State College 3

109 Years of Happiness: Polk Couples

Share Their Advice for Lasting Love

It's February, the season of love, when
happy couples buy chocolate and bal-
loons and revel in the warm fuzziness of
But, of course, the spirit of Valentine's
Day is a fleeting thing: Real, lasting
relationships are based on much more
than candlelit dinners and red roses.
News@Polk asked a handful of Polk
State College's married couples who
between them have more than a
century of marital bliss to share their
advice for relationships that stand the
a et of ti ons "Treat each day as an opportunity to make your "You have to find someone who shares your "One, you have to be able to laugh together.
est your tissues ready. Their respons- partner happy. Doing so makes ordinary things same hopes and dreams. That's key because, Two, you have to not only love each other, but
Get your tissues ready. Their respons- like work feel extraordinary." no matter what life throws at you, you have also really, truly like each other:'
es are sweeter than a heart-shaped box to be in it together. We've been through some
of chocolates. Colleen and William Calecutt, married rough times, but in the end, we're always still Beth and Bill Luckett, married 25 years.
17years. together." Beth is the director of the Radiography
Colleen and William are both biology program. Bill is the clinical education
professors. Melissa and Brian LaRock, married 16 coordinator for the Cardiovascular Tech-
years. nology program.
Brian is a mechanic at the Polk State
Clear Springs Advanced Technology
Center. Melissa is an administrative assis-
tant in the Business Office.


"Say you're sorry when you're wrong, and shut "Remember that you and your spouse are on "Always put the other person first":'
up when you're right:' the same team. One of the things that has
helped us maintaln unity is never going to bed Deb and Bing Tyus, married 22 years.
Tracy and Capt. William Mann, married angry with one another even if that means Deb is an administrative assistant. Bing is
23 years. some discussions that keep us awake way past the director of athletics.
Tracy is a financial analyst. William is a our bedtime."
captain with the Polk County Sheriff's
Office and directs the Polk State Kenneth Sarah and Joshua Plazak, married six
C. Thompson Institute of Public Safety. years.
Sarah is a transcript evaluator. Joshua is
an academic adviser.

Polk State JD Alexander Center

Partners with Public Library

There's a new place for public library "We recognize that we need to come
books in Lake Wales: the Polk State JD out of our walls and reach the people.
Alexander Center. This is a very simple way to do that, and
Late last year, the College and the partnering with Polk State just makes
Lake Wales Public Library partnered to sense."
establish a new "deposit collection" at The JD Alexander Center's collection
the JD Alexander Center, located at 152 consists of about 40 titles, including
E. Central Ave. bestsellers, a few mysteries and ro-
"Literacy is at the heart of education," mance novels, and a handful of classics.
said Polk State JD Alexander Center The selection is updated every 90 days.
Director Cheryl Garnett. "Of course Borrowing from the collection is
we're thrilled by this new partnership, simple; patrons just write their name
because it's a new way to give our and the book title in a notebook.
students and the entire community Borrowing is also based on the honor
- the chance to improve their literacy, system. The library expects the books to
succeed in school, and ultimately, be returned, but there are no due dates
succeed in life." or fees to hold patrons accountable.
Deposit collections are small as- The JD Alexander Center's deposit
sortments of books located at off-site collection is located in the Student
locations. The Lake Wales Public Library Success Center. Students or members
has started placing deposit collections of the public can access the collection
around town to extend services to those Monday through Thursday from 7:30
who may be unable or unlikely to visit a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 days since the collection was installed materials," Fullerton said. "It's great that
the library. p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. has been positive. She hopes to expand our students and members of the public
So far, the library has several deposit "That was a big part of the decision to the partnership to include a widened will be able to make a connection to a
collections for children. With the put a collection in at JDA," Peak said. "It selection of books and additional place they might never have gone.
addition of the Polk State JD Alexander opens earlier and stays open later than library services. "Every connection you can make in
Center, it now has two collections for the library, so we're giving greater access Polk State Winter Haven Library your community tips the scale in your
adults. to those who might just be too busy to Director Christina Fullerton said the favor."
"It's part of our recognition that not come in to the main library location." Lake Wales Public Library partnership In addition to the Polk State JD
everyone has time to do a public library Garnett, who serves on the Lake nicely complements resources the Alexander Center, Polk State College
stop," said Tina Peak, director of the Wales Public Library's board of direc- College provides, also operates the Polk State Lake Wales
Lake Wales Public Library. tors, said the response in the first 90 "Our main focus is providing research Arts Center.

2 Polk State College February 2014
NE Caring Science, Mindful Practice is a time in every department of Winter her Polk State professors have shown
N U E first-of-its-kind textbook to help nurses Haven Hospital, giving employees hand as she works to further her career and
more fully understand and implement massages and encouraging them to expand her knowledge of nursing
FROM PAGE 1 Watson's caring theory, take daily moments to de-stress, theory.
King works as a supervisor at Winter The project, Healing Hands, Caring "I'm blessed with being a student at
Colorado School of Nursing. Watson Haven Hospital's Center for Psychiatry. Hearts, follows the Caritas principle Polk State," she said.
has dedicated her more than 40-year Winter Haven Hospital is a Watson of showing kindness to one's self and This is the first time King has been
career to researching the concept of Caring Science Institute affiliate others. published. She plans to continue
caring and its role in healthcare. She organization, according to watson- "If I'm taking care of myself and I'm beyond her BSN and become a nursing
founded the nonprofit Watson Caring, meaning it bases calm, centered and balanced, when I educator.
Science Institute and International patient care in Watson's caring science come to my patient, I have something
Caritas Consortium in Boulder, Colo., research, to give," King said. Polk State's Nursing Program is one
to further her research, which is King is also a certified Caritas "Taking just three to five minutes can of several Health Sciences programs
sought by healthcare providers both Coach. The Caritas Coach Education improve my health and stress, and the offered by the College. The Nursing
individuals and entire organizations Program is an education program care I give to my patients. Through this Program offers Associate in Science
across the country. offered through the Watson Caring project, I'm reminding others that they and Bachelor of Science degrees.
Watson's co-author for Caring Science Institute and accredited by the have to take care of themselves to take Other Polk State Health Sciences
Science, Mindful Practice was Kathleen American Nurses Credentialing Center. good care of others. programs include Cardiovascular
Sitzman, a professor and associate Caritas coaches help implement caring "When we don't eat or don't even Technology, Diagnostic Medical
dean of Undergraduate Nursing science in various settings and roles. take time to go to the bathroom, when Sonography, Emergency Medical
Science at Eastern Carolina University To write her contribution to Caring we haven't cared for ourselves, we get Services, Occupational Therapy
who has received numerous awards Science, Mindful Practice, King con- snippy and short and it affects patient Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant,
and published more than 100 peer-re- ducted and is still conducting a care." Radiography and Respiratory Care.
viewed articles, years-long project in which she spends King said she is grateful for support
RIH TON like after our own Shabbat dinner, the "The theatre teaches us about human Zain Mann, as Eugene, Bartow
B I TON dynamics between my fellow actors beings and the human condition," she Matthew Pyle, as Jack, Lakeland
and me changed. We have a deeper said. "This play has not necessarily Alayna Shumate, as Nora,
FROM PAGE 1 relationship and it makes for a more been about learning Jewish culture. Auburndale
authentic performance." It's been about learning to empathize Jacob Thomas, as Stanley,
teachers that focused on ways to in- Playing patriarch Jack in Polk State's with others. Everyone has a story, and Auburndale
corporate the arts into everything from rendition of Brighton Beach Memoirs is a big part of being an actor is getting Alainna Whatley, as Kate, Auburndale
geometry to poetry. She's also dedi- Matthew Pyle, a Lakeland resident who out of yourself and into someone else's
cated much of her career to using the plans on graduating with his Associate shoes. We have to learn to think beyond In addition to Fins, the crew includes:
theatre to improve children's literacy, in Arts degree later this year. ourselves." Alisha Bermudez, assistant stage
Given her prior work, it's no surprise The Shabbat dinner, and getting to Polk State Theatre will present manager and run crew
that with Brighton Beach Memoirs Fins know Fins and her family and friends, Brighton Beach Memoirs Feb. 5-8 and Kaylee Bledsoe, property manager
saw an opportunity to teach beyond has created in Pyle a deepened under- 11-14 at the Polk State Winter Haven and run crew
the script. In addition to phone inter- standing of his own Jewish friends. Fine Arts Theatre, 999 Ave. H N.E. Paul Carbonell, producer
views with her mother, Fins hosted "I've known some Jewish people for Tickets for Polk State students, facul- Lizett Echevarria, stage manager and
her students for a traditional Shabbat a long time," he said. "But now, playing ty and staff are free with College-issued soundboard operator
dinner, the Friday night gathering a Jewish person, and learning what I ID. Tickets for the general public are $8. John Ettinger, sound designer
when Jewish families light candles and have, I feel I understand them a little The Feb. 5 show is a free preview. Mark Hartfield, production manager
begin their weekly day of rest. better. There's a connection that was All shows are at 7:30 p.m. Orlando Mora, lighting designer
"We had matza ball soup and brisket, not there before." The cast of Brighton Beach Stephen Packard, set designer
I wanted to convert," said Whatley, Fins said instilling empathy for Memoirs includes: Caleb Redman, run crew
a lifelong Baptist, adding on a more others no matter their religion, race, James Sharp, technical director
serious note: age, or background is at the heart of Isabella Coterillo, as Laurie, Lakeland Cordell Timmons, assistant stage
"The dinner was really helpful. There the theatre, and it's the ultimate lesson Ashley Kochenburger, as Blanche, manager and light board operator
is a dinner scene in the play. I feel she hopes each of her students learns. Lakeland
CA Ll)WE LL way for a decades-long career account-
ALDWEL LL ing. Caldwell worked in the citrus
industry this time in an office, not in
FROM PAGE 1 the grove for a dealer of agricultural
equipment, and for a company that
When he graduated from Haines City made prefabricated building compo-
High School in 1952, going to work was nents. His career allowed him to travel
the only option. the country, and better yet, provide for
"I always wanted to go to college and his then-wife and their two adopted
to better myself," he said. "But we didn't sons.
have many options here in Polk County, "We were able to give a life to our
and not everyone could afford to go to boys," he said. "If I hadn't gone to
Gainesville or Tallahassee." school, I wouldn't have been able to do
He put in 10 years in citrus, working that for them."
in the shipping and sales departments. Caldwell is now retired. He spends his
He got married and began to think mornings at the Dundee Public Library,
about a house and fatherhood and all reading the newspaper and visiting
that comes with domestic life. with members of the library staff who
By the time Caldwell was 32, Polk have become friends. He's taken an
Junior College had opened at was once interest in genealogy and is often found
the Bartow Air Base; and suddenly at the Polk County History Center in
public higher education was something Bartow, tracing his family roots.
to be had right here in Polk County. He also spends a weekend a month
"The opportunities for education at Polk State Winter Haven, attending
hadn't presented themselves to me up meetings of the Polk State Archeology
until that point, but now I had a way," Club. It never fails to amaze him, when
he said. "I decided to make a break. I he strolls through campus after the
had to do it now that Polk Junior was meetings adjourn, just how much the
there." college that gave him a chance change
Caldwell enrolled, returning to the his life has changed itself.
classroom more than a decade after "It has all these locations and it's
high school. He was a little nervous, a grown so much," he said. "But it's still
little worried, but deeply determined to about giving students an opportunity,
get his degree. and giving them quality education."
It took some time. to adjust to student Caldwell even thinks he may take a
life especially considering Caldwell class or two at Polk some time soon.
was a decade older than most of the He'd like to try an art class, maybe
others students. something to do with technology.
Eventually, though, he settled into a "I'll be the oldest person in the class
rhythm. He cut back to part-time work. this time, too, but I've gotten over that,"
He earned high grades, high enough he said.
in fact to gain entry into the College's Polk State College opened its doors
then-fledgling Xi Pi chapter of Phi in 1964 to offer the students of Polk
Theta Kappa, the honor society of two- County accessible; affordable higher *
year schools. education. Since then, it has awarded
I11 1967, Caldwell graduated from nearly 40,000 degrees. Class Reunion
Pblk with his Associate in Arts degree is a recurring series to highlight the
and just as he'd hoped a new life-changing, generation-spanning
direction for his life. He went on to the difference Polk State has made in the
University of South Florida to study lives of its graduates. Send your Class 0
Business Administration. Reunion story suggestions to news@
The education he began at Polk made

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 Page 35


Weight gain is not
Mabel Fletcher, 64, was sleeping when her dog woke her with aforewarning bark.
She scrambled in the dark for the 9 mm handgun that she keeps in the night-
i *r o a stand next to her bed. As Fletcher retrieved her firearm, a woman she did not
vi prt know came into her bedroom. The woman advanced threateningly, so Fletcher
cluding an ironing board. Fletcher described the incident "She was wild. I didn't
DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm a woman and want to shoot her, but I didn't want to get hurt. I told her to stop, but she kept
will be 59 in a month. I'm in excellent o h coming at me." Fletcher fired a second time, but the woman lunged at her once
health I've worked out seriously with Dr. Keith Roach again. Fletcher fired a third and final time, causing the intruder to flee through
weight-bearing exercises for nearly 30 a window.The intruder was later arrested and is facing charges including aggra-
years. I have great muscle tone, and a rlth vated burglary, drug abuse, possession of drug abuse instruments and criminal
I believe I am height/weight propor- o el trespass. (The Enquirer, Middletown, OH, 9/5/13)
tional (5 feet, 2 inches tall, weigh 130
pounds). Readersmay write A masked man entered the Holiday Grocery Convenience Store around 9 p.m.
Is it inevitable that women gain l DRoadcatt O.Box536475, brandishing a handgun covered by a bag. He pointed the gun at the woman
weight as they age? Is it possible to Orlando,FL32853-6475 behind the counter and said,"Give me all your money or you're going to die"The
maintain weight past menopause? I terrified store clerk opened the cash register as she was told.The burglar climbed
have slowly gained five pounds in the and ointments tend to be more pow- over the counter to grab the cash, but was interrupted when the store owner
past year, and I've developed a little erful than the cream form. Placing came from the back room with his own firearm.The suspect was shot once in the
bulge under my navel. I've increased a bandage on top further increases chest. He ran out the front door leaving a trail of cash as he went. Officers arrived
my cardio workout to lose weight, effectiveness. Injection of steroids shortly thereafter. The burglar was found a short distance away and was taken
while continuing my weight-lifting can be done by an expert, usually a to a local hospital where he was treated for his gunshot wound. Sgt. Rob Troxier
regimen. I seem to be getting results dermatologist. lauded the store owner's actions saying, "The clerk was protecting his business
slowly but surely. But that bulge is still DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm a 69-year-old and defending his store employee." (, Jacksonville, FL, 9/22/13)
there. Should I just learn to live with circumcised male with no particular
it? D.H. problem until a year ago, when I got Robert Jones, 77, heard the glass shatter when a man threw a chair through a pic-
ANSWER: Many women would be a small, painful tear in the skin of my ture window in Jones' home just before 2 a.m. Jones retrieved a firearm he kept
very envious of your good health and penis while having sex with my wife. in his home and confronted the man. Jones warned the intruder that he had a
even your current weight and waistline It healed within two or three days, gun and that he would shoot, but the suspect reportedly continued toward him.
numbers. However, in your case, it but this has happened each time we Jones then fired a single shot into the intruder's torso. Jones called 911 and police
is healthiest to continue at the same have sex, sometimes on the same site arrived shortly thereafter. The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital where he
weight you have been all your life. Also, and sometimes further around. I've was treated for a gunshot wound and it was determined that he was under the
abdominal fat is the most metabolically stopped having sex because it happens influence of narcotics at the time of the break-in. He now faces multiple charges
active fat, and the one most likely to every time. Can you suggest a solution? including a felony charge of burglary. (Missoulian, Missoula, MT, 9/24/13)
increase your risk of heart disease. R.C.
It's not inevitable that you'll gain ANSWER: My first thought is that Byron Park, 54, a Domino's Pizza employee, was making a delivery to a hotel just
weight. Both men and women tend to this might be due to trauma, and that before midnight. As he returned to his vehicle, he was confronted by a 34-year-
slow down a bit metabolically as we a lubricant might be a really good idea. old man wielding a knife and demanding money. Park responded by pulling out
age. Unless exercise increases or food However, since it has been going on for his concealed handgun and firing once. The robber sustained a fatal wound to
intake decreases, you are at risk for so long, I am a bit concerned about a the torso. Maj. Tod Goodyear said of the incident, "[Park] was protecting his life.
weight gain. Highly processed, starchy possible skin issue, so I'd recommend a The guy had a deadly weapon and was going to kill him if he didn't give his mon-
foods may increase your risk of weight careful exam by your doctor, a derma- ey up"(Florida Today, Melbourne, FL, 8/25/13)
gain. tologist or a urologist.
Slow but sure results definitely READERS: The booklet on asthma When a woman, her son and her son's girlfriend made arrangements to meet
are best, so keep at it and don't get and its control explains this illness with the prospective buyer of their Apple smart phone, they never expected it
frustrated. in detail. Readers can obtain a copy to transpire the way it did. After making arrangements online, they arrived at the
DEAR DR. ROACH: What can you tell by writing: Dr. Roach No. 602, P0. QuikTrip convenience store where the meet-up was to take place. The woman
me about prurigo nodularis? Is there a Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. waited in the car for the buyer to show up while her son and his girlfriend en-
cure? N.R. Enclose a check or money order (no tered the storeThree men showed up, one of whomjumped into the woman's
ANSWER: "Prurigo" is from the Latin cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the tered the store. Three men showed up, one of whojumped into the woman's
word for "itching," and so prurigo recipient's printed name and address. vehicle with a gun. He demanded money and the phone.The woman's son then
nodularis is a chronic skin condition Please allow four weeks for delivery. eted the store andsaw theobbery taking place. When hesaw that one o the
of itchy nodules, most commonly on Dr. Roach regrets that he is unable robbers had a gun, he pulled out his own handgun and fired causing them to
the outsides of the arms and legs. The to answer individual letters, but will flee. All three men were later caught by police. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
itching can be quite severe. Because incorporate them in the column Jonesboro, GA, 7/2/13)
prurigo nodularis sometimes is asso- whenever possible. Readers may email
ciated with systemic medical disease, questions to ToYourGoodHealthmed. After moving into a nursing home, an elderly woman's 18-year-old grandson be-
the dermatologist normally will look for or request an order form of gan staying at her house. He was home aldne early one morning when he was
kidney and liver problems and chronic available health newsletters at PO. Box awakened by a noise coming from a back room of the home. He grabbed a shot-
infections. 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Health gun from under the sofa he was sleeping on and went to investigate. He spotted
Unfortunately, there is not a cure. newsletters may be ordered from www. what looked like the light from a flashlight coming from behind a curtain cover-
Most people get relief from steroids, ing a glass door. As the teen moved forward, the back door was kicked in and he
was confronted by two burglars. The teenager fired several shots. One suspect
fell to the ground with a fatal gunshot wound, while the other fled the scene. He
NE TS B R IE S was laterfound at a nearby hospital being treated for gunshot wounds. It was last
N E S B R IE S reported that he was in critical condition. The teen staying at his grandmother's
Stry F l s e c s nw t h home was not injured. (Houston Chronicle, Baytown, TX, 8/29/13)
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ets to the Florida Strawberry Festival com.
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Florida Strawberry Festival: $8 for
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Recruiters are key to Florida Polytechnic's future

LAKELAND (AP) It has the land, Administrators began building the
the budget, the building and the plan, recruitment team in June with the hiring
but in some ways the success of Florida of Scott Rhodes, executive director of
Polytechnic University's first year lies with enrollment services. Pierpont also came
a group of five fresh-faced recruiters who on board that month, and the recruiters
are going after the right students with zeal. were brought in shortly afterward. They
Director of Admissions Beth Pierpont learned fast and hit the ground running to
said the recruiters were selected for many high school visits right away.
attributes, including high energy. "I think they're doing a great job,"
"We were looking for enthusiastic Pierpont said of the team members.
people who are really go-getters and really "They're very team-oriented and
want to build the university from the group-oriented, which is good. They really
ground up," she said. "It's not just a 9-to-5 help each other."
job. We needed to find people who had the The new university has challenges
energy to drive from school to school to established schools do not face: It has no
talk about Florida Poly really go out and reputation to back its claims, and accredi-
sell the school." tation won't come for several years. AP PHOTO
The team of recruiters, who also serve But it also has some things other univer- AP
as admissions counselors, are tasked with sities do not offer, Pierpont said. Florida Polytechnic University admissions counselors Rachel Gordon, left, Lauren Willison, center,
walking prospective students through Lauren Willison, a recruiter whose Cameron Newton, right, Ricky Truncale, back left, and Ryan Sullivan, back right, recruiting
the entire process, from application to territory dots the state and includes Polk incoming 2014 Fall freshmen at the university's Admissions Center.
enrollment County, said there does not seem to be one
They are assigned the daunting job particular thing that wins students over to He points out to students that it's a unique Polytechnic Institute, Stevens Institute of
of identifying the right students for the the poly. situation that won't come around again. Technology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute,
STEM-focused school, guiding them "It's everything," she said. "It's a combi- "Major universities don't get established and State University andWorcester
through the application process and nation of it being brand new, along with every day, and being a part of this process Polytechnic Institute.
ultimately convincing them that Florida everything else. The kind of students we is exciting for staff and future students," he Pierpont said recruiters do not want to
Poly- as new as it is is right for them. are attracting are excited to be part of said. reel students in if Florida Poly isn't a great
It's a tough time to sell out there, said something new; to have some say in how And while the free tuition being of- spot for them.
Heather O'Leary, a principal analyst at a it's going to be." fered for early students is certainly nice, "The role of our recruiters/admissions
higher education research and consulting The inaugural building, designed by it doesn't necessarily mean top-notch counselors is really not just to give you
firm called Eduventures in Boston. Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is students will choose Florida Poly. the facts about Florida Poly," she said. "It's
"The market has been challenging for certainly an attention-getter. Construction That's actually a good thing, said to help the students make an informed
colleges and universities the last several at the site, which will be completed before O'Leary, the analyst. It is important for decision and find the college that's the
years, if for no other reason than the de- the first students go to class in the fall, is universities to make strong cases for value, best fit for them. We want you to be happy
mographic changes," she said. "Of course, far enough along to help people envision versus cost. once you get here, and we want you to stay
you need to couple that with a down what the school will be like, she said. "No one wants to be the Walmart of all four years.
economy, the net worth of the middle "It's exciting because every day you higher education," she said. "The students we are going after do have
class on the decline and the sharp increase see something new that's being put in," The competition is daunting. The a lot of options, so it is very competitive for
in fees." Willison said. schools Florida Poly officials look to as us. Our goal is to figure out what we can
Florida Poly's recruiters handle the It's a kick for the staff to be in on the models for recruiting practices are the offer for those students that is unique."
process from start to finish, Pierpont said, new school, which was created by the same ones they see as competition. At the end of the day, as recruiter
following up on inquiries and making sure Legislature in 2012. For new students, it Rhodes, the Poly's executive director of Willison said, "It's everything."
potential students have all the information creates an opportunity to be able to say enrollment services, said those schools in- Ghazi Darkazalli, vice president of
they need. "We really need to get them they were part of a big chapter in high- clude Arizona State University-Polytechnic academic affairs, says simply: "Students
turned into accepted students and then er-education history for Florida, she said. Campus, California Polytechnic State who choose Florida Poly will be part of
turned into deposit payers." Recruiter Cameron Newton concurs. University-San Luis Obispo, Rensselaer something extraordinary."

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Technology to play bigger role in care

By MARNI JAMESON Seymour, general manager of health computer monitor, as well as equip-
ORLANDO SENTINEL and life sciences for Orlando's Lake ment to monitor vital signs remotely.
Nona community, home of the Medical They avoid hospital infections, while
It's looking to be the year of the City and a growing health-centric getting convenient care in the comfort
consumer in health care, say leaders community. of their home.
and visionaries in the industry. Wellness technology is also becom- Electronic records: Though many
New technology, changes in the ing embedded in homes, such as the consumers have had concerns about
market and the Affordable Care Act will Intelligent House in Lake Nona, where the sharing of electronic health records,
allow more consumers to bid goodbye mirrors reflect residents' health statis- this year patients might grow to appre-
to some of the most frustrating parts of tics and kitchen computers help them ciate the benefits.
a troubled health care system: Waiting plan smart meals. As privacy and security bugs get
hours to see the doctor, taking hand- Virtual care: As more technology goes worked out, electronic medical records
written prescriptions to the pharmacy home with patients, more can be in will deliver many patient benefits, said
while sick, chasing down medical touch with health providers remotely. Suhtling Wong, spokeswoman for a
records, and being left in the dark about For the Paul family of Lake Nona, a University of Central Florida College
what care will cost are all inconve- telehealth program through Nemours of Medicine program that is helping
niences that will soon go the way of the Children's Hospital in Orlando lets them local physicians adopt paperless record
phone booth. view their son's medical records any systems.
"The big trend is toward consumer- time from home. Nine-year-old Max, For instance, all of a patient's doctors
ism, with the individual customer being who has cystic fibrosis, is a frequent can share lab results, allowing for more
the new focal point," said Pat Geraghty, patient of Nemours Children's Hospital. coordinated care and less duplication
chairman and CEO of Blue Cross and Being able to see her son's test results of testing. Because pharmacists will
Blue Shield of Florida. "Previously, the minute they are available helps get more prescriptions electronically,
the system was built around the care lessen Mom Lori Paul's anxiety. patients will be spared the hassle of
provider. The new system will revolve Remote access is also allowing more taking them in and waiting for them to MCT PHOTO
around the consumer." patients to receive care when and where be filled. In addition, electronic records Lori Paul, back, with her son Max Paul, 9,at their
Karen van Caulil, president of the it's convenient for them. Programs like allow doctors to more easily log into Orlando Fla. home Jan.13. The Paul Family
Florida Health Care Coalition, agreed. Microsoft's Skype and Apple's FaceTime patient records after hours and help uses a computer and smartphone to log into
"All the turmoil we've gone through is let patients have virtual doctor's visits patients who need answers on evenings their son Max's health records. Max has cystic
good news for consumers," she said, from home. and weekends. fibrosis. Technology brings them faster answers,
referring to a year when America's At Orlando Regional Medical Center, A window into cost and quality: and lessens anxiety in waiting for test results.
health care system underwent a historic certain patients who once would have Transparency is another buzz word
overhaul. been admitted are receiving hospi- in the industry, thanks in part to better shoppers, while helping to keep
Here are some improvements that will tal-level care at home. The doctors the Affordable Care Act. Consumers provider costs inline.
make health care better for consumers: make house calls, and in between, will increasingly be able to see more Bringing care to the streets: Speaking
Mobile apps: "Mobile health is an videoconferencing and telemonitoring information that's eluded them, such of shopping, in 2014, more consumers
emerging, exploding category that of vital signs make more acute in-home as how much procedures cost and the will get their care at the corner store.
lets consumers track their activity, care possible, said hospital spokeswom- quality ratings of providers, as insur- "Walmart aspires to be the leading
fuel consumption and other measure- an Kena Lewis. ers make that data available on their primary-care provider in the next
ments that help improve wellness and Patients who meet the new program's websites. That knowledge will help 10 years," Geraghty said. "Walgreens has
manage chronic diseases," said Thad criteria take home a camera and consumers determine value and be started to develop primary care sites."

Dream for Lakeland Hospice House a reality

One hundred tons of steel. More than the featured speaker. After the ribbon-cut-
950 cubic yards of concrete and 28,000 ting ceremony, guests can take personal
masonry blocks. Hundreds of trades and tours of the facility to see firsthand the
professionals, dedicating thousands of benefits of care at a hospice house.
hours of expertise and labor. And one "Quality patient care is our highest .
incredible dream to provide patients and priority at Good Shepherd Hospice," said
families in the Lakeland community a Don Evans, executive director. "We are
comfortable, serene setting for end-of-life proud to offer patients and their loved
care. The end result the new state-of- ones compassionate and comprehensive
the-art, 16-bed Good Shepherd Hospice care in a peaceful, home-like setting."
House, located at 3450 Lakeland Hills The 30,200 square-foot facility is
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The public is invited to celebrate with of patients facing complex end-of-life
Good Shepherd Hospice at the Lakeland issues, such as unmanageable pain and The exterior of the new Good Shepherd Hospice House at 3450 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland.
Hospice House grand opening ceremony uncontrollable symptoms. Good Shepherd Hospice plans a grand opening ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, which is
at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. The event is open to the publik. Tours will be available after the ribbon-cutting. The 16-bed, state-of-the-art
free, and Publix CEO Ed Crenshaw will be REALITY 39 facility will feature home-like amenities while patients receive pain and symptom relief.
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Cases of nicotine over-exposure from e-cigarettes on the rise
By Kirsten Kraklio according to the National Poison Data LoVecchio said not a lot is known
Cronkite News Service System. That was up from 256 cases in about the dangers of e-cigarettes, in-
2011. cluding the effects of secondhand vapor
PHOENIX_ With electronic cigarettes Almost half of the cases in each year and the amounts of ingredients that can
gaining popularity, officials nation- involved children ages 5 and younger, cause cancer.
wide are seeing more cases of people LoVecchio said the cartridges in refill- And then there's the perception that
exposed to too much nicotine, not just able e-cigarettes hold nicotine equiv- inhaling water vapor and nicotine, a
from inhaling but by spilling or swal- alent to about two packs of cigarettes, natural substance, makes using e-ciga-
lowing the liquid drug. an amount that can kill a toddler who rettes safe.
In Phoenix, Banner Good Samaritan ingests it. "We see that many times that the
Poison & Drug Information Center And it's not just swallowing the nic- public believes if something is natural
received 24 calls last year about nico- --. otine that concerns doctors; exposure or comes from a plant that it shouldn't
tine exposure from e-cigarettes, 13 of an Lo o l iror o can occur through the skin as well due be harmful," LoVecchio said.
them involving children. That's up from Baner Goo d Samaritan oio ad D or to accidentally spilling the liquid from He said the flavors offered for the liq-
10 cases four involving children in Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Infor- containers, which are easily opened. uid nicotine refills "almost look like an
2012. (tion enter, dlays an electronic cigarette. Dr. E Mazda Shirazi, medical ice cream store" and are geared toward
In the first weeks of this year, the cen- rstenKaklio/onkite News See/MCT) director of the Arizona Poison and young adults and children.
ter had received six calls, four involving Drug Information Center, part of the "What upsets us at the poison center
children. salivation, abdominal pain, vomiting, University of Arizona's College of is that a lot of these liquids are not
"It is very concerning," said Dr. Frank diarrhea, headache, dizziness and Pharmacy, said the devices need to be horrid tasting, in fact they're just the
LoVecchio, the center's co-medical irregular heartbeat, according, to the dealt with like dangerous medication: opposite, LoVecchio said: "They are
director. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and kept in locked medicine cabinets, out of made to taste very good."
"The public has to be educated that Prevention, the reach of children. Shirazi said the increase in parents
nicotine is very toxic and has been Poison control centers nationwide "In a small kid, if they get into the using e-cigarettes and bringing them
associated with deaths," he said. reported 438 cases of nicotine exposure concentrated refills, they can have sim- into their homes will result in more
Symptoms of severe nicotine from electronic cigarettes in 2012, the ilar effects of when (nicotine) is used as cases of nicotine exposure among kids
exposure include nausea, excessive latest year that had data available, a pesticide," Shirazi said. in future years.
R EAL TY they will feel peer support while learning has a free "Day of Service" dental care on Mouth Movement a community giving
ALITY about tips to combat stress. Specifically, Feb. 15. initiative designed to deliver free dental
this program unveils components of Patients must make advance appoint- care to thousands of people in need in
FROM PAGE 38 stress by offering a comfortable and ments at a participating Aspen Dental communities across the United States,
easy way to discuss issues that can location by calling 844-ASPENHMM. In and oral health education to millions
The hospice house features private compromise a caregiver's health. What the spirit of helping as many people as more, it said in a press release. One hun-
rooms with lanais, sofa sleepers for Community Resources Caregivers Should possible, dentists will focus on treating dred million Americans didn't go to the
family members, flat-screen TVs with Know About. Learn about resources in the most urgent dental need of each dentist last year, and millions more live
cable access and spacious common the community that caregivers can tap patient by providing a service such as in communities where there is little or no
living space. Other features that will into. Information presented by Barbara a filling, extraction, basic cleaning or access to care, it said. The Healthy Mouth
comfort patients and families during Herrington, Certified Geriatric Care denture repair. Movement will deliver much-needed
their stays include Wi-Fi, Skype and Manager, All About Aging. Aspen Dental and Oral Health America dental care to those who need it most.
FaceTime access, a laundry facility, a play have joined forces to create The Healthy For information, call 863-455-7444.
area for children, a library with Internet- Scott to propose $80 million for
accessible computers and a bright cancer research
spiritual retreat room, which displays six Cancer research centers would get $80
custom-designed stained-glass windows, million in the budget Gov. Rick Scott is
A Good Shepherd Hospice physician going to recommend to Florida lawmak- Put the puzzle pieces
oversees the care delivered at the hospice ers on Wednesday, Jan. 29. puzzle
house, with a registered nurse and other "We'll add $80 million to cancer together and achieve
certified health care professionals on research for the goal of making Florida a ttr hein
duty 24 hours a day. In addition, trained national leader in cancer research," Scott better hearng.
volunteers visit to provide companion- announced during an appearance at the
ship for patients or a much-needed break Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa on Jan. 29. Ieag
for family members. The bulk of the money, $60 million,
For information on the Lakeland would go to existing cancer centers
Hospice House grand opening, contact as they seek National Cancer Institute
Diana Herching at 863-616-2363. designation, according to a release from r Com plete A pproach
the governor's office. The remaining Our Co m plete Appvroah
Caregiver training series $20 million would be used for peer-re-
There is a free two-week Caregiver viewed research grants. Scott is slated to to ter ea
Training Series is for caregivers, family release his full 2014-15 budget proposal
members, and anyone else interested in Wednesday during an Associated Press
learning more about Alzheimer's disease meeting of reporters and editors from Comprehensive Testing Customized Technology
and related dementia. across the state. Certified Providers Complimentary Follow-Up Care
Both are on Mondays and are from The News Service of Florida
10 a.m.-noon. The events will be held at Courtesy ceanings Complimentary fine-tunings Free educational materials
Savannah Cottage, 605 Carpenters Way, WellCare has job fair
Lakeland. To RSVP for seating and re- Due to its growth, WellCare Health r-- - -
freshment purposes to call 863-292-9210. Plans Inc., a Tampa-based company, is
Feb. 10: Overview of dementia: Learn hosting a job fair on Saturday, Feb. 8, to I
about the brain, Alzheimer's disease and help fill hundreds of fill-time positions
some related dementias. Gain insight in the Tampa Bay area.
into brain mechanics and functions The company provides managed an AGX5, 7, or 9 two-device hearing syste
of the brain. The talk explains staging care services, focusing on Medicaid an AGX5, 7, or 9 two-device hearing system.
models and offers resources for higher and Medicare. It currently serves ap- Expires 1/31/14.
learning. Presenter, Stefanie Thompson, proximately 3.3 million members and L -J
Director of Early Stage Programs, employs more than 5,100 people across
Senior Program Specialist, Alzheimer's the nation. to book r a
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During this topic, caregivers will learn variety of positions, including registered
some care tips as presented by Teepa nurses, licensed practicing nurses, Ridge
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To celebrate Heart Month, the BayCare wellness buses are coming to your
neighborhood. Take part in our Healthy Heart Screenings, which include:
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Tech school now in session

Grand opening attracts more than

400 to PSC Advanced Technology Center

More than 400 of Polk County's
elected officials, business leaders
and educators gathered Wednesday,
Jan. 8, to celebrate the completion of
Polk State College's Corporate College
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Technology Center on State Road 60,
east of Bartow.
The new facility's bright red and
white building sits on Clear Springs
Corporate Park land that was donated
by Clear Springs owner and chairman,
Stanford Phelps, along with a hefty
$12 million he donated to see the
project get underway. The Polk County
Board of County Commissioners also
contributed $2.5 million to pay for .,
infrastructure to support the high-tech
facilities where students can learn the
latest in manufacturing technology and
donations of $250,000 from businesses
for advanced technology and in-kind PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW
donations of equipment and technolo-
gy that total approximately Jason Slefridge explains to people touring the Advanced Technology
$1.9 million. Center Jan. 6 how the MAS 200 works. Essentially the robot arm exam-
PSC President Eileen Holden said ines systems and is used as a trouble-shooter to see what is working PHOTO BY AL PALMER
grand opening of the facility in incorrectly. Selfridge owrks with businesses to develop programs for
which classes started Monday, Jan. 6 students at Polk State College's new campus off State Road 60. The Advanced Technology Center is highly visible from State Road 60
- was the "perfect way to kick off Polk with its brilliant red and white colors.
State's 50th anniversary celebration." first planned nearly five years ago, will kill sets to be learned here," Mosaic "Companies will bring their
"Stanford Phelps wanted to make a replace the classrooms and facilities Vice-President Bo Davis said. "This is employees and customers here,
difference and today, we can see that the college was using at Lakeland where we will look for the technical boosting the bed tax and the busi-
he did," she added. Phelps bought Linder Airport. training for our people. This will give ness of local restaurants and shops,"
the former Clear Springs phosphate Clancey said an estimated 7,200 us the workforce that will keep Polk he added.
mining property several years ago to students are expected to use the facility County competitive." The new building was designed by
develop as mixed-use properties. per year. In addition, students will be Clancey said the Advanced local architects Furr and Wegman
Corporate College Director Rob trained for high-skilld, high wage jobs Technology Center will be available and built by Rodda Construction.
Clancey, who has overseen the in Polk County. The Corporate College to give employers a "cutting-edge Visitors were treated to a tour of
project since its inception, said the will also be offering ground-breaking program for their employees to keep the facilities and were shown the
facility, which features high-tech labs degree programs that are "hand-in- them up to date on the latest tech- latest technology in robotic assem-
and automation equipment, is one of glove" with the technical be nology in their fields." bly, computer terminal classrooms
three similar facilities in the state. provided. He also spoke of the ripple effect and distribution and inventory
The new 47,000-square-foot building, "We need this facility. We need the the college will have. machinery.

New college campus could help Bartow's economy

By JEFF ROSLOW "It is definitely a jewel in not only
JROSLOW@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM Polk's crown but Bartow's as well. The
innovation and vision is to be applaud-
With education cited in this past year ed and I hope we can continue the
as possibly being a key to help improve trend to propel us into the future," said
Bartow's economy, the opening of the Trish Pfeiffer who has worked to help
Advanced Technology Center this week the improve the town's economy.
could be something that could work In fact so impressed with what is be-
toward that end. ing offered at the new school, Pfeiffer
Polk State College's Corporate said she is going to look into what is at
College opened for classes this week at PSC.
Clear Springs off State Road 60. It was "I'm so excited at what I see, I want
built with $14.5 million mostly coming to know if there's anything (class) I
from donations on 20 acres just east of could take," she said.
Bartow and its focus is applied tech- During the grand opening
nology. It's a new kind of education Wednesday tours for those who
where private businesses help the attended and there were about 300
school develop programs and teach went through the campus to see the
students with real situations and train classrooms which looked more like PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW
them for the manufacturing world. business offices and technology floors
At a grand opening and ribbon one may see in a business. As a large crew is getting ready to cut the ribbon for the Advanced Technology Center, these folks
cutting Wednesday PSC President There is a process training unit, a are checking out the scissors they were given for the job. From left is Polk County Commissioner
Eileen Holden said, "It's a great day to supply chain management laboratory Todd Dantzler, A-C-T President and CEO Rob Kincart, Polk County Manager Jim Freeman and PSC
be in Bartow." and classroom, a working warehouse Advanced Technology Director Rob Clancey.
Adding to that, the Chairman of and an emerging technologies labora- who will attend school at the Clear can only help Bartow, he said.
the District Board of Trustees Linda tory all with brand new equipment. Springs campus this year. Of course, "It brings more people, more stu-
Pilkington said, "This is not only The school is the 147th school like he hopes the number will grow, but dents, teachers, staff," he said.
beneficial to Polk State College but to this in the nation and the third in right now the center is 47,000 square "There are numerous advantages
Bartow and Polk County. This is a state Florida, said Director Rob Clancey. feet and there are plans for another for the Advanced Technology Center
of the art training facility with state of "There will be students coming to 40,000-square foot building but the in relation to a city like Bartow,"
the art technology." Bartow and executives that will give state legislature has to OK the money DeGennaro said. "There are going
While the focus of the Advanced a name to us and Clear Springs," for that. to be professors, executives from
Technology Center is not aimed to get said Jim DeGennaro, the community Bartow Mayor James Clements hopes throughout the country to visit here
Polk County secondary students to stay development manager for Polk County. the state sees a way to OK that money to help their companies and they'll
in Polk County but brings people from "It's a boon to Bartow." and help out the school. But in the be staying at Bartow hotels, using the
around the world just outside Bartow. Clancey said there are 7,200 students meantime this means just it opening restaurants and our services."

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Brown's legacy recalled

Brown's significance to community and nation

marked as was the man who restored the house

L.B. Brown House was officially o
accepted into the Smithsonian's new
museum, and he will be the man was
remembered for his perseverance, as i
was remembered the man who headed
up restoring the historical home, for his
However, acceptance into the
National Museum of African-American
History and Culture is only part of
the story. When the half-billion dollar,
350,000 square foot four-story museum
opens in Washington, D.C., in the
winter of 2015, the L.B. Brown House
will be one of 13 exhibits that will be
That is because Brown's legacy stands PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW
out as he not only bettered himself
from his birth into slavery, but because State Rep. Ben Albritton (front row, left) and U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross speak with each other Dec. 9
he built a large part of a community at the Brown House before the ceremony begins. Other elected officials on hand are also seen as
where he lived. L.B. Brown Polk County Commissioner Ed Smith is on the right in the third row and City Commissioners Pat
"He came out of difficult circum- was like. Huff and Wayne Lewis stand on the opposite side of the green wall.
stances and he not only helped his "He could have done nothing and was urged by local people to continue. National Museum of African-American
family, but a community as well," thought, why do more?" he said. "But Lewis recalled a phone conversation he History and Culture. First commis-
said Deborah Mack, director for he didn't do that. He invested in this had with local banker George Harris, sioned by Congress in 1917, it broke
Community and Constituent Services community." one of his prime backers. ground nine decades later and will
of the Smithsonian Institution. She was He said Brown left a mark more than "The last thing George Harris said to finally open two years short of 100
in Bartow Monday to retrieve a foun- what reflects on Polk County. me," said Lewis. "Keep this going ... years next year.
dation stone from the house to display "Let's make sure that this is not just keep this going. This is what Bartow The significance of moving the event
in Washington, D.C.; a stone built and Bartow or Polk County, but everyone needs." to the museum downtown was because
bearing Brown's initials. in this country should understand," he With state grant money and the help the History Center has on display
Born into slavery in Alachua County said. of others, rebuilding got underway. "Journey Stories," a traveling exhibit
in 1856, Brown took part in building Due to Mack's arrival in Bartow Lewis got help from the community, from the Smithsonian Institution. Part
two communities. In 1865, his family from Washington, D.C., the town put as the Woodturners of Polk County of the exhibit includes an item of local
moved to Spring Garden in Volusia together an event that drew county pitched in and others joined in the transportation on loan from Lewis. In
County. In 1881, Brown acquired prop- commissioners, visitors from Pinellas effort. As a result, not only is it now his possession is a Pullman's cap that
erty on which he constructed homes he County African-American History a museum, it is on the National Robert Brown, one of L.B. Brown's sons,
sold or rented. A street that bordered Museum, and speakers U.S. Rep. Register of Historic Places. It is also wore when he worked on the railroad.
his property in Spring Garden was Dan Ross, Polk County Sheriff Grady the site of community events and has In the display is also a Pullman's
named for him. He moved to Bartow Judd and City Commissioner Leo been called a site that could attract book and other memorabilia from his
after hearing how phosphate brought Longworth. tourists to Bartow. However, Lewis tenure. When Lewis told History Center
an economic boom to Polk County. He Longworth said he remembered as a pointed out, the house itself won't Executive Director Myrtice Young about
become a businessman and built up a child driving by the Brown House many necessarily attract the tourists. That the cap, she said she had to include it
section of Bartow for the black com- times, but never really understood the also will take the work of the communi- in the exhibit.
munity. The L.B. Brown House itself historical significance of it. However, ty. "We've got the bait, now we've got to "I said I would have nothing more
was built in 1892. as an adult, he realizes what Brown bring them into the boat," he said. significant," Young said.
"He lived his first nine years in accomplished was amazing, especially Following the gathering at the L.B. In another gesture, a painting of
slavery. There was no hope, no op- in light of the fact there was not much Brown House, the group regathered the Brown House by Martha Post was
portunity," state Rep. Ben Albritton African-Americans could accomplish at at the Polk County History Center, dedicated to the museum.
said Monday. "We should never forget the turn of the 20th century. where Mack presented a video on the
that. He lived the American Dream. He The drive to restore the Brown f
understood living every day by making House when it was falling apart and
the best of every day." on the verge of being torn down in the
Albritton asked the audience of 1990s was fueled primarily by Clifton
more than 100 people to put them- Lewis, who formed the Neighborhood
selves in his shoes and imagine what it Improvement Corporation. Plus he

Clifton Lewis, the president of the Neighborhood Improvement Corp. speaks Dec. 9 before a
crowd of more than 100 for the ceremony honoring L.B. Brown and the house's acceptance into Among those at the Brown House for Monday's event included Margaret Smart and Gloria Wash-
the Smithsonian's National Museum of African-American History and Culture. ington who dressed the part and Bartow City Commissioner Leo Longworth.

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Winter Haven Hospital, BayCare merge

Latest Polk County hospital to enter into expansion agreement

By STEVE STEINER ability to grow," said Tommy Inzina, best practice approaches to improving to provide a strong foundation to
SSTEINER@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM Chief Financial Officer and Chief quality and care in the Winter Haven build on, but it's rewarding to see the
Operating Officer with BayCare. community," said Nierman. collaborative spirit taking hold so
Winter Haven Hospital of Polk County However, what "Health care is changing rapidly and quickly," Mason said in a prepared
and Tampa Bay area-based BayCare led Winter Haven our focus will be to meet those changes, statement. "The future of U.S. health
Health System have completed all of the Hospital to select Winter Haven is a great community and care will require coordination of care
steps needed to implement a planned BayCare, said it will be a pleasure to become a part of across broad geography and diverse
consolidation, which goes into effect Anastasio, was its the area." services. By working as one, we can
Aug. 30. approach. Both Nierman and Anastasio share realize cost efficiencies, coordinate
The Winter Haven Hospital Board of "They have a a commitment to excellence, and each care and share best practices."
Trustees initiated the process of select- clear vision for a have made great strides to improve the
ing a partner several years ago, studying future in which health of their respective communities. About Winter Haven
several potential hospitals improve Nierman led the construction of the Hospital
partners before the health of their Evelyn & Batista Madonia, Sr. Heart and
Sselecting BayCare entire commu- Vascular Center and the development Established in 1926, Winter Haven
for formal discus- nity, not just the of a highly successful interventional Hospital serves as the major medical
sions. In August patients who Lance Anastasio cardiology and peripheral endovascular center for east Polk County and the
2012, both orga- come through program. He developed the Orthopedic U.S. 27/Ridge Corridor. The 527-
nizations signed a their doors," he Joint Replacement and Neuro-Spine bed hospital is a locally owned and
letter of intent to said. "Winter Haven Hospital has had Surgery program and successfully re- operated not-for-profit organization.
explore consolida- a long-standing commitment to serve cruited the necessary surgeons.
tion, followed by the residents of its community, and the He also started a minimally-in-
fact-finding due opportunities that BayCare provides vasive, robotic surgery program
diligence until the for future enhancements of care in Polk with colorectal, urologic and
definitive agree- County are very exciting." gynecologic surgeons.
Steve Nierman ment was signed Inzina concurred. During a 44-year tenure,
in April 2013. "We agree with what Lance said, par- Anastasio's major accomplish-
The consoli- ticularly about not-for-profits aligning. ments include establishing the
dation, which followed months of due We're both community focused," said Bostick Heart Center, Cassidy
diligence and discussions about how it Inzina. 'At the end of the day, healthcare Cancer Center, Regency Center
could help both organizations prepare is delivered locally." for Women and Infants, and
for significant changes in U.S. health the Center for Urology and
care, is the latest announcement of New president Robotics Institute. These are Winter Haven Hopital
hospital mergers that have involved Polk now considered centers of
County hospital medical centers. Taking over for Anastasio, who excellence in central Florida. The hospital is fully accredited by
On July 31, announcement was announced his retirement last year but the Joint Commission with more
made of a merger pending approval committed to the board to remain until Cost efficiencies than 300 board-certified physicians
- between Naples, Fla.-based Health a consolidation was finalized, and help on its medical staff in every major
Management Systems and Community select his replacement, will be Steve As a result of the consolidation, specialty. With more than 2,500
Health Systems, based in Franklin, Tenn. Nierman. BayCare and Winter Haven Hospital employees, Winter Haven Hospital
If approved, Bartow Regional, Lake Wales Nierman comes from BayCare Health will build on the cost efficiencies is east Polk County's largest private
Regional and Heart of Florida Regional System, where he has served as presi- each have already achieved, moving employer and has been recognized
Medical Centers will be under one dent of South Florida Baptist Hospital, forward to realize further savings by Polk Works Workforce 2020 as one
umbrella. Currently Bartow and Heart of Plant City for six years. through volume purchasing and the of the county's best places to work.
Florida (located in Haines City) are part "Lance Anastasio has provided sharing of back-office functions. For more information, please visit
of HMA, while Lake Wales is a holding of visionary leadership for our hospital, There are currently 17 different
CHS. culminating in our consolidation with teams, such as human resources,
According to Lance Anastasio, presi- BayCare," said Mark Bostick, Board information services and marketing, About BayCare
dent and CEO of Winter Haven Hospital, chairman of Winter Haven Hospital. managing the integration of existing Health System
it was Winter Haven that initiated the "We plan to continue building on the BayCare Health System processes,
consolidation. excellent foundation Lance has built, policies and systems with the Winter BayCare Health System is a leading
"With all the changes in healthcare, and our board feels strongly that Steve is Haven Hospital equivalents. These community-based health system
our future success would have to be part the very best person for this job." teams will orchestrate a smooth in the Tampa Bay area. Composed
of a larger system," said Anastasio. "We As president of South Florida Baptist transition now and over the next of a network of 10 not-for-profit
contacted five different systems and Hospital, Nierman is well-known in three years. hospitals, outpatient facilities and
even put out an RFB (Request for Bids)." Plant City for his successes and com- "Winter Haven Hospital has much services such as imaging, lab, behav-
In the end, BayCare was approached. munity involvement. He led numerous to offer in the areas of stroke, open ioral health and home health care,
One of the criteria that led to BayCare, expansion and renovation efforts, and heart, obstetrics and gynecology, BayCare provides expert medical
said Anastasio, was the fact it is a not- in a short time, brought to the Plant and emergency services," said care throughout a patient's lifetime.
for-profit community hospital system City community many services that Anastasio. "However, the consol- With more than 200 access points
with a track record. "They've been previously were only available in bigger idation also makes it possible to conveniently located throughout
incredibly successful." cities. He plans to move with his family address other challenges such as Tampa Bay, BayCare connects
Another factor that came into consid- to Winter Haven. He will start his new retaining and recruiting primary patients to a complete range of
eration is that BayCare has hospitals/ position on Aug. 30. care physicians." preventive, diagnostic and treatment
medical centers in counties contiguous "I am greatly looking forward to the BayCare CEO Steve Mason services for any health care need.
to Polk County. opportunity to use our common vision concurred. For more information, visit BayCare
"Winter Haven brought for us the and culture to collaboratively develop "We expected our common culture on the Web at

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Do it again organizers hear

Little River Band show raises thoughts of more events at band shell

By STEVE STEINER performed at the band shell, but that
SSTEINER@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM there should be other events and
performances staged there.
It's only a memory now, but the She added that Debra Sutton, who
Sunday, Nov. 10 Veterans Day Tribute put the wheels in motion getting the
concert featuring the Little River Band Little River Band, said the turnout
held at the band shell at Mosaic Park, was better than expected. In addition,
still has people talking. Sutton said Wayne Nelson, the band's
"People are asking can we do it bass player and lead vocalist, told
again," said Trish Pfeiffer, one of the her he was impressed with Bartow's
concert organizers. "They're saying, hospitality.
let's do it again. We need to do it again." Impressions of the band and concert
Pfeiffer said the comments were were equally positive.
not limited to only concerts being "They did a great job. I think it was

Bassist and lead vocalist Wayne Nelson takes a photo of the audience that is now posted on the
Little River Band Facebook page.
incredible, absolutely incredible," said team that put together the concert.
Sharon Casey. "That's the music I grew "We are grateful to the visionary
up to." planners, generous sponsors and
She was seconded by Gail Smith. hard-working event team that provid-
"I loved it. It brought back mem- ed such a wonderful concert for our
ories of growing up," Smith said. community that created a 'good-to-be-
S : s "Bartow needs more of these." in Bartow' spirit and lots of other good
SWhen asked which bands or per- vibes among the concert-goers," wrote
formers they would like to see come Lowe.
to Bartow, the selection ranged from As of presstime, it was not known
PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER Bob Seger to Allman Brothers, Crosby, what attendance was or how much was
Stills, Nash and Young, and Lynyrd raised that will go to three organiza-
At the invitation of the Little River Band, fans were invited to come up to the front of the stage Skynyrd. tions: The Wounded Warriors Project,
as the band performed Lonesome Loser in its encore. In addition, band leader Wayne Nelson took In a general email message Rev. Roy Women's Care Center, and the Hearth
photos that now are posted on the band's Facebook site. Lowe sent, he extolled the work of the Project.

Mutual friend is how

LRB is coming to Bartow ThankYou for Voting Us

By STEVE STEINER Little River Band has seen its share of Your Favo te V ision C enter!
of the founding members remain, the
One degree of separation is all it took current lineup has been together nine
to get the Little River Band to perform years; While Nelson has been with ard Certified O thalmologists & Optometrists
in Bartow on Nov. 10 at the Mosaic Park Little River Band 34 years, another
bandshell. That one degree of sepa- member in fact,the only Australian
ration came in the form of a mutual has been with the band 13 years,
friend of Bartow attorney Debra Sutton longer than that of any of the founding
and Wayne Nelson, bassist and lead members.
singer for the band. "We've never been a band of faces
"Debra and I have a long-time or personalities," he said. "Those guys
mutual friend who lives in Nashville," make great music."
said Nelson. Nowadays, said Nelson, Little River
However, it was a chance meeting of Band considers itself a working band.
the band members when they were in "We go and play where people
Orlando, which was arranged by their want us to play," said Nelson. "We're
mutual friend that led to the upcoming a working band. We play almost every Ofering yo~
performance. weekend, save holidays." yOu
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Little River Band," said Sutton. "Taking days ago, news that the Little River Lake ales N
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this all worked out." the Hearth Project. Macular Deenerati
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Train reaches end of the tracks

1880 monument to past phosphate days

on display at Mulberry Phosphate Museum

By CATHY PALMER the end of the tracks."
CORRESPONDENT Neslund explained that the buried
1880 engine belongs to the state
Nearly 100 years ago a worn-out and everything about it had to be
steam railroad engine was discarded cleared through the Department
by a phosphate mine and buried in of Environmental Regulations and
mining debris. Nearly two years after the Department of State's Historical
it was found by Mosaic workers, the Resources Division.
resurrected engine hulk was on display "Since we knew it was a historical
at the Mulberry Phosphate Museum as artifact, we knew we had to have the
a monument to mining days of old. State Historical Resources Department
The 21-ton hulk, found on land involved in anything we did," Neslund
between Bartow and Mulberry just told the small group gathered.
north of State Road 60, was unearthed She drew laughs when she explained
by Mosaic workers who were tending how a Mosaic crew called her that
to abandoned Mulberry phosphate Saturday nearly two years ago and PHOTO BY AL PALMER
property. They found the relic buried told her they had unearthed what they
under some 20 feet of detritus and dirt. thought was a cannon. This 1880 locomotive was once used in Mulberry's phosphate industry a century ago.
At Friday's brief unveiling ceremony, "Of course, we know now it was the before World War II or it would have the engine sits was donated by C.J.
Museum Director Chelsea Young said train engine." been used as scrap metal to support Bridges Railroad Construction Co.
the exhibit would add to the muse- Historians believe the engine was the war effort. "This is an extremely rare find," said
um's inventory and show visitors how built about 1880 for passenger service The engine was stripped of most of former Polk County Historical Library
important mining has been and will be by the Manchester Locomotive Works its parts including brass fittings, steam Director Joe Spann when the engine
to the west Polk community. in New Hampshire. How it wound up gauges and even its builder's plate was discovered nearly two years ago.
"This is just another piece to add to buried in Polk County will remain a before it was buried, both Young and "There are only three or four of these
what phosphate mining has done for mystery, because no records from any Neslund said. The wooden platform engines in the country and they also
Polk County and how long its been an earlier owner(s) could be located. that would have housed both the are in museums. This one really takes
integral part of our history," she said. Local phosphate mining buff Richard engineer and his crew is long gone. the cake."
Finding the relic was the easy part, Fifer said he believed the engine was "What's left is preserved in the mud Those gathered at Friday's dedication
explained Mosaic spokesman Callie used to switch rail cars from track to and soil it was buried in," Young said. ceremony included Mulberry Mayor
Neslund, track at the defunct mine until the Also helping to preserve the engine George Hatch, Mulberry Commissioner
"Getting it here was a challenge," 1920s and then buried. Young said she is a covered shelter constructed by CF Collins Smith and Polk County
Neslund said. "But it finally made it to believed it had to have been buried Industries. The track segment on which Commissioner Todd Dantzler.





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State Road 60 at U.S. Highway 98 in Bartow shows new concrete through lanes and new turn lanes as one looks west.

Intersection is done

Relief felt as 600-day construction project done on S.R. 60

By CATHY PALMER FDOT said the improvements, partic- changes were. I'm glad to have the extra lanes make traversing the intersection
CORRESPONDENT ularly adding the concrete pavement, turn lanes." Detour notices were issued easier and improve the flow of traffic.
will eliminate rutting caused by the high weekly, along with construction updates, "It should be much easier to get
After $9.7 million and two years of volume of heavy trucks traveling through said FDOT spokesman Robin Stublen, through now," he said.
heavy equipment, detours, orange cones the intersection. The Department also "And we tried to keep detours at night and Work crews may still be working on
and Cone and Graham Construction Co. said the work should last 20 years, as on weekends when traffic is lighter. clean-up work periodically, Stublen said,
workers in the way, the reconstruction of opposed to asphalt pavement which has a "We also installed the concrete pave- "Vut the project is essentially completed."
the intersection of State Road 60 and U.S. much shorter lifespan, and requires more ment in a 'jigsaw puzzle' way to maximize He added that the Department has a
98 in Bartow is all but done. The contrac- frequent maintenance activities. lane widths for traffic around the work 30-day acceptance period during which
tor is following up on minor items which Michelle Baker of Fort Meade thought areas," he added. "minor items that arise may have to be
means there still may be some work the construction process "was a night- Stublen also said the installation of large cleaned up."
ongoing through this week, according to mare" because the "lanes changed every overhead signs and the additional turn
project personnel. time I drove through there. And, I thought
Most people complained while the it was OK before they started work on it. I
construction was ongoing, but many think they are just trying to make Bartow
interviewed recently were just glad it was big."
over. "I didn't think it was too much of a
"I just avoided that intersection," said problem," said Henry Siler of Homeland. E u &U holst ning 011 y
south Lakeland resident Jim Herkel. "I "But, I'm really glad it's done. It is real easy
found ways around it It is awesome now to maneuver through there now."
that it's done." Shirley and Kelly Holley, also of Fort
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lanes and swap concrete pavement for was confusing there for a while when they
asphalt started in October 2011 and fin- were switching lanes every time you turned "Finding someone
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Don't overstay parking in downtown Lake Wales

Enforcement to begin the week of Oct. 28

By BILL ROGERS 3 to 6 hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A
BROGERS@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM violation of this section may result in a
fine of $25 to $50.
The Lake Wales Police Department City code prohibits the continuous
sent out an information bulletin last parking of a vehicle on a city roadway
December politely asking workers, for a period of more than 24 hours; a
among others, in the downtown area to violation of this section may result in a
not park in front of local businesses. fine of $25.
In that bulletin as well as updated City code prohibits parking vehicles
version from Chief Chris Velasquez, it opposite the flow of traffic. A violation
said: "Please remember that each space of this section may result in a fine of
used by business owners or employees $25.
is one less space for a customer. I City code prohibits parking vehicles
would like to ask each of you to be against a yellow curb. A violation of this
considerate of your neighbors and use section may result in a fine of $25.
the parking lots rather than the spaces City code prohibits parking in a fire
in front of businesses for long-term lane. A violation of this section may
parking." result in a fine of $25.
The grace period is over. City code prohibits unlawful use of
Volunteers with the Lake Wales Police disabled parking spaces. A violation of
Department V.O.I.C.E. Unit will begin this section may result in a fine of $100.
enforcing parking regulations the week The department said the two areas
of Oct. 28, according to a press release people can park that are public parking
from the department. which do not have times are on Cypress
Specially trained VO.I.C.E. (Volunteer Gardens Road (near the library) and
Observers Impacting Community at Scenic Highway and Stuart Avenue
Efforts) members will be out on (east side of Scenic). The other lots
random days enforcing regulations have designated times or are private.
such as overtime parking, unlawful use Anyone who may have questions
of disabled parking spaces, fire lane about parking enforcement should call
parking, parking against the flow of Sgt. Joseph VanBlarcom at 863-678-
traffic, continuous parking on public 4223, ext. 278.
roads, and parking against yellow curbs The department is seeking V.O.I.C.E.
with proper signage. The uniformed volunteers. It say volunteers have given
VO.I.C.E. members will be conducting thousands of hours of their time in
enforcement citywide both in marked ways such as working special events,
V.O.I.C.E. patrol vehicles and on foot. traffic control, funeral escorts, clerical
Some of the regulations related to filing, preventive patrol, and many
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They rode for Rissy

Steeple chase helps girlfighting leukemia battle

By JEFF ROSLOW husband, Jerry, runs the food bank for
JROSLOW@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM the church, were delighted to help with
the fundraiser. They barbecued scads i /
In August, there was a party on U.S. of chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs
17 that passersby could clearly see from and made sure coolers were filled with
their cars as they drove through Bartow. soft drinks. They saw to it that chips
It was a "steeple chase" (church- were plenty.
themed poker run) that Turning Point "She is so nice and wonderful," Cathy
Worship Center sponsored for Rissy said. "She is strong-willed and very
Bustos-Fernandez, whose family has respectful."q
major medical expenses that have Amy Childress, who helps the
mounted in the last three years as she Touchstones, said Rissy's faith and will
fights leukemia. is what brought the teen out of the
In remission, Rissy, a sophomore month long coma she went through in
at Bartow High School, has to see the 2011.
doctor once a month and will be on a "God lifted her out and you can see
multitude of medications the rest of she's got a glow of God on her," said
her life. However, she doesn't let this Childress.
interfere with her best efforts to be a That glow is what Keith Spiker
teen. reflected upon. From All Out
In fact, during the Ride for Rissy on Performance in Zephyhills, he brought
Aug. 25, she took part in the "steeple out his Hammerhead mud bogger to
chase," riding with Senior Pastor Tom park at the site Saturday, surely at-
Presley on his Harley-Davidson. Given tracting the eyes of any driver traveling
the gift of a new helmet with her name either direction on U.S. 17. The cus-
emblazoned on it, she took her first tom-made vehicle with more than 1400
motorcycle ride, but surely Presley horsepower can go 300 feet in four
didn't win for having the best poker seconds he said. While there was one
hand as his $40,000 motorcycle with of the largest racing events of the year
less than 2,500 miles blew out a clutch going on Saturday night in Auburndale,
in Davenport and he missed three he said the choice of either going there
stops. Presley came back to the party or coming to the Ride for Rissy twas a PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW
at the church while Rissy rode the rest no-brainer.
of the way with Ken Nichols from the "This is more important to me ... Rissy Bustos-Femanez after the steeple chase ride. Before her is a helmet given to her at the
Christian Motorcycle Association. helping someone who needs the help," beginning of the ride that not only had her name on it but also had a painting of the orange
"My clutch just went out," Presley he said. That, coming from the person ribbon nople pined to their chests.
said after he got out of the Gator who ranks second in total points in his fun ald certanly would entertain more motorcycle.
Towing truck that returned him to racing category in the southeast United rides, but she said she also felt confi- "I knew I was in good hands riding
Turning Point. "But she went on with States. dent considering who was driving the with the pastor," she said.
the ride." He added she got off one It has been a difficult past three years
Harley-Davidson and got onto another for the Bustos-Fernandez family. Eight t
one. months before Rissy was diagnosed
The breakdown amused at least one with leukemia, her father died from
church member liver cancer. Still the family perseveres,
"You see, and I've got a motorcycle although it is not easy. JoAnn, Rissy's FO ik
I paid $400 for it's never broke down," mother, said there are some Sundays $ 5
jokedWillie Curtis. she can't make it church because she
The breakdown made for an inter- has to decide whether she has enough
esting break for Presley and Rissy as gas in her car to make it to work all
the motorcycle conked out in front of week. The family pulls together every P ot
a flea market where very few spoke way they can. Pillowtop
English. Presley doesn't speak Spanish, This year in high school, she tried
thus could not order food for the two out for the color guard and made the u
of them. But Rissy, who can speak squad. She did so despite being told t
Spanish, was able to order two tacos for by others there is no way she can do it.
her and a chicken burrito for Presley. They told her there would be questions
Rissy told the crowd the story when whether she could make it to practice. Down Comforter
she returned. All enjoyed a good laugh, She does fine in school, as she had
$110 to $140 Value) with King or Queen
including Presley who stood in front of a 3.7 grade point average when she Mattress Set Purchase of $899.95 & Up
the crowd with her. finished middle school. She plans to Mattress Set Purchase of $899
"The only thing he knows how to go into medicine and is in the medical
say is 'agua manana,"' she said. "I program at Bartow High School. But 8 '
taught him how to say 'los banos."' somehow the family is going to have FiI or
(agua manana translated means water to find how to pay the money students Lo Soft Blanket set
tomorrow; los banos is Spanish for have to come up with for the color with King or Queen Mattress Set
bathroom.) guard. Purchase of $699.95 & Up
Turnout was decent. In addition to "She said she doesn't have to do it,"
the 25-to-30 motorcyclists who partici- JoAnn said. "I said God will provide us
pated, a number of people who did not a way. I hope some of this will pay for
ride attended. Those who remained at that."
Turning Point Worship Center enjoyed So too does John Berry, with the Local Delivery, Set Up, Removal
gospel music performances, two church's men's ministry. He hopes the ($79 Value) with Mattress Set Purchase
bounce houses for children, and prizes; church will do what it can to help in of $599.95 & Up
evertyhing was donated. any and every way.
"When she first found out (she was "We will do whatever God tells us
ill), she walked up on the stage at what to do," he said. "We just want her F
church and told us," said Bear Hyatt, a to be able to be a kid." F R E E
drummer with Freedom Reigns, who As she related what it was like riding aramed Print
played Saturday. "She had a big smile on the back of not one but two mo- (up to $79 Value) with Any Purchase
and said she knew in her heart that tocycles for the very first time, Rissy of $299.95 & Up
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Hyatt, who organized getting four before Saturday's event.
bands to play at Ride for Rissy, said he "I was nervous," Rissy said about
and Rissy have developed a bond over getting on a motorcycle. "I was sick to
the last three years; in fact, she has my stomach." D
helped him get through some rough But just a few minutes after starting
times. She has adopted a nickname she said she got over it; so much so that Polks
"Baby Bear," named for him. when she was riding with Ken Nichols, Polks Lar est Varie of Beds for 30 Years
"To be her age ... it's like she is amaz- she actually fell asleep. She woke up ., C
ing. Her faith is strong ... if there is an when they went over some train tracks,
angel on earth, it's her," Hyatt said. but then she fell asleep again, she said. S E A ChicK-FiA SEP
Cathy Touchstone, who with her Ultimately she said the ride was great

February 5, 2014 Heartland Newspapers Welcome Back 11

The signs can stay .. for now

Many speak despite being told ordinance to

be reviewed and signs will stay in place
By STEVE STEINER Long came to the defense of Code said Tom Hutto.
SSTEINER@ HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM Enforcement. "I think the sign is wrong," said
"I find no fault with Code Emmett Purvis. "It should read,
Regardless of statements by City Enforcement with what they did," 'America Bless God.'" Earlier, Purvis
Manager George A. Long and Mayor said Long. He added the people in the had, on his own initiative, driven on
James F Clements, passions ran hot at department are conscientious and care Sunday, Oct. 6, to the Fox affiliate
the start of a city commissioner public about their community, just as those in in Tampa to appear on the national
meeting. A crowd of people, estimated attendance. "We want only the best of program, "Fox and Friends" to speak
to be slightly more than 100, were on our community, and Bartow is a special about the controversy. For that he was
hand in a show of force to register their place." thanked by Clements.
displeasure with a recent action by the Long also took issue with some of When it was her turn to speak, Trina
city's Code Enforcement department. what had been said regarding the Kelly disputed the statement Long
That action had been the recent conduct of Code Enforcement person- had made about no one having been
posting of door hangers informing nel. Several homeowners said they had warned there would be fines. Kelly said
households that the lawn signs in those been threatened with being fined if her husband was home when someone
front yards in place since the July 4 they did not comply. from Code Enforcement visited.
holiday needed to be removed. The "No one was cited, no one was fined. "He was told we would be fined,"
signs; which had been distributed by No one was threatened with a fine," he said Kelly, who found the incident GOD BLESS
First Baptist Church of Bartow, bore the said. infuriating. "It upset me what the
message, "God Bless America," along It was brought to everyone's attention city told me what I can do with my
with pictures of the U.S. flag and of the that the current ordinance has been in property."
cross. place 13 years, and there are parts of it Another statement made later
To a number of people, not just those that appear to conflict with other parts. would prompt a reply by Clements. AA
with the signs in their yards, the action "Now may be the time for a thor- The statement was the belief that R CA
was interpreted as an effort due to what ough look (at this) as a whole," said Christians are now a minority in the
the message was. Clements. U.S. Clements disputed that, and
While the sign ordinance which For his part, Long said he has direct- claimed Christians are not a minority.
regards these as holiday signs should ed Code Enforcement not to proceed "It's just that Christians don't stand
come down because of their type, both further until the matter is reviewed and up ... said Clements to a round of
Long and Clements told the public be- revised. He estimated it would take applause and cheering that drowned
fore they spoke the ordinance would be between four to six weeks, out the rest of his statement.
reviewed and the signs could remain in Among the first to speak from the City commissioners agreed to PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER
place until the ordinance was updated. audience was Pastor Ron Burks, of First Long's suggestion to suspend en-
Despite that, there were those who Baptist Church of Bartow. In meeting forcement and to review the current Though many signs were in the front lawns of
were unconvinced, even before the with Long and others, Burks said all ordinance. It called for a brief recess. houses, some were elsewhere such as this one
meeting began. parties had found common ground. on Main Street.
"They just want to get God out of the "They assured me it had nothing
world," said Wanda Drawdy before the to do with the message of the sign,"
public session started. "That little old said Burks. He took the opportunity
sign is next to my flower bed and it's to castigate the media and looked
not hurting anyone else." directly at the bank of TV cameras as
She was joined by Carol Taylor, who he spoke. "There's obviously been a
was seated next to her. lot of misinformation due to media
"I don't see what it hurts, having one misinformation." He then turned his
sign. Why are they enforcing it now?" attention to city commissioners and
said Taylor, who added this action by then to the audience. He applauded all
the city was indicative of a greater, in attendance and urged them to "show -W sew
growing threat. "Eventually it's (the the country we are concerned about | LaWales&Ne4s
U.S.) going to become a communist our city and how it is portrayed in the
country the way they're going." media." 2012
When the matter came before His words garnered loud applause ses ofa CFO
commissioners on the public agenda, and cheers.
Clements, who said he had received However, it appeared that the Cherr Pocket
numerous phone calls and emails, assurances by Clements and Long did
made it clear that the action by Code not mollify a certain number of people,
Enforcement had never been about determined to have their say regardless
what the signs read, and definitely of what they had just been told. Time
was not about abridging the First and again, those who spoke proclaimed
Amendment. The focus was on when, their love of God and country, as well as
where and how lawn signs are permit- other opinions.
ted to be displayed. "I would like to see Bartow renamed
"It has nothing to do with the content to'God Bless America,' and I would like
of the signs," said Clements. to see an ordinance to keep the signs,"



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Daniel saves his grandmother

Five-year-old phones mom to her grandma fell and couldn't get up

By JEFF ROSLOW said Daniel told her adding she heard home in Alturas. approaches him to go to the nearest
JROSLOW@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM her mother in the background saying, "It took me about 15 minutes ... I customer service desk or find an adult
"Cathy, I've fallen." was hauling butt," she said. And, it may or police officer," Cathy said.
Brenda Smothers was babysitting her At Winter Haven Hospital with her have been about 15 minutes, but it felt But when it comes to electronics and
5-year-old grandson Daniel, and the husband, Ed, who has diabetes, Cathy like a long time." how it's become part of everyday life,
child was jumping up and down on the figured she was too far from her home Eventually the county EMS respond- Daniel knows a little. But remaining
bed. in Alturas off 80 Foot Road to do ed, in fact, getting there before Cathy calm and being helpful is something
"I told him to get off the bed ... Mimi anything more effective than to call a got home, she said. that really stands out, said Jeanette
did not feel well," she remembered. neighbor who could determine wheth- "When they got here I was flat on the Rodriguez, Gibbons Elementary school
He was holding a pencil and she er 911 would have to contacted. floor. I just turned a little bit and I had psychologist.
told him to hand it to her. As he was Cathy asked a pain in my kidneys that hit me like "For a 5-year-old to be calm, that's a
stopping he bounced toward her and Daniel to put a bombshell," she said. "I said I didn't great skill," she said.
she reached for him. his Mimi on the want to move because I didn't know In many homes there is not a pri-
"I don't know if he jumped but I lost phone and she how much damage I could do to my mary phone and only cell phones are
my balance," she said. "I was standing told her what her back." used, she said, which is the case in the
there nonchalant and next thing I knew plan was. EMS personnel told her, she said, Toro home. Being able to dial the last
he was on me and fell (to the ground)." "I told Daniel that was a good idea because anything number or a number for mom's or dad's
Brenda remembers she could not that Karen from could possibly cause paralysis. They number may mean students don't have
move. There were no broken bones the church is put her on a backboard, put on her a to memorize all seven numbers.
from the fall on that day of Oct. 19, coming," Brenda neck brace and put straps across her "It's hard to teach that skill in
but Brenda wound up at Spring Lake said. "Go to the arms, legs, midsection and drove her to school," Rodriguez said, adding com-
Rehabilitation Center for two weeks. back door and Winter Haven Hospital. puter skills are taught as to students
The shock from the situation and wait for her." "That road (80 Foot Road) is one mile from the start of school.
Brenda's reaction had Daniel crying but Daniel Toro Cathy called long and it's a dirt road. It was bump, And for Brenda, at least, it gives
only for a few minutes. Brenda asked Karen Martin bump, bump. It felt like a screw was her something to be thankful for and
Daniel to get his father's cell phone, call who came over sticking up in my spine because it was to brag about when it comes to her
his mother and get some help. with daughter Cassie, and asked her to that rough." grandson.
"When she fell, he said he I'm sorry, check her mother's condition and keep Teaching Daniel how to handle the "If it weren't for Daniel I don't think
I'm sorry and she started to cry because the situation calm until she got there. modern technology is only part of the I'd be in the shape I'm in," she said. "I
of the pain," Daniel's mother, Cathy Cathy also called J.D. Dodd, another lessons the kindergarten student gets would have tried to move."
Toro, said. neighbor, to get over to the house in from home, Cathy said, but both she While she's staying at Spring Lake,
But Brenda said she stopped crying case furniture had to be moved if EMS and her mother feel fortunate how he Daniel has given her something to keep
because she didn't want to scare Daniel had to take Brenda from the house. knows how to use a cell phone came in her company because he said he can't
and she needed his help. "I don't know what I'd done if I handy. always be there with her.
Daniel retrieved the cell phone from couldn't get a hold of them," Cathy "Daniel knows when he's out in "They came by after church on
his parents' room where it was on the recalled of her neighbors. "I'm glad public that he's supposed to stay with Sunday and he got a stuffed hedgehog
table next to the computer. He dialed they were home when it was going on." mommy or daddy. He knows not at church," Brenda said. "He said this is
his mother's number. Then Cathy took off from the hospital to talk to strangers and if someone for you to keep you company."
"Mimi's down, Mimi's down," Cathy and went as quickly as she could to her

Saturday market F

kicks off in Bartow

Effort afoot to get people

downtown on weekends
By JEFF ROSLOW 50 vendors lined up to fill Fort Blount
JROSLOW@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM Park. He takes this stable of homemade
crafts makers all over the area. He said
In an effort to get more people he will be available to do this every
downtown, next weekend's 3rd Saturday month.
Market could be the first step in creating Also known as the Guacamole Guy, Our Residential and Commercial Services Include:
monthly party weekends in Bartow. Cruz said this group of vendors basical- All types of flooring
It's the day after Friday Fest and the ly goes where he says there's a spot for Drwall & textures -
plan from Main Street Bartow is to them. Drywal textures Sa to 33 I
make the third weekend of the month a "I basically was forced to build my Framing and carpentry Save up to 33%
party with the 3rd Saturday Market. own market. I have about 40 vendors Painting T Paint R ms
"The concept and our goal is to get in my books and they would all go to Cabinets and counter tops uir & t2 U S
heads in the beds," said Main Street Bartow tomorrow if I can get them Siding and Gt The 3rd BRom
Bartow board member Jen Daniels. today," he said Wednesday.
"People can have a small-town His goal, of course, is to provide busi- Windows and doorS F
weekend." ness for the vendors, but he also has a Pressure washing
Main Street hooked up with Sergio goal to rejuvenate downtown areas in Seamless gutters
Cruz and he plans to fill Fort Blount Polk County to bring people there and pavers
Park with 40 to 50 vendors of home- that's his goal with Bartow.nrt I
crafted items, have some jazz music "(Downtown) Bartow is a beautiful C I
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and Vintage Market takes place in a ghost street (on the weekends)," he Water damage and Insurance claims L i- s-l--l- lsl- l -
the Oaks Parking Lot on the corner of said. Dust walls and commercial services
Wilson Avenue and Parker Street. The In addition to vendors in Fort Blount
event in Fort Blount will be from 9 a.m. Park will be a musician who will play
to 2 p.m., while the Uptown Yard Sale is jazz music. Cruz also has seven-foot TOP NOTCH SERVICE GUARANTEED
scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. trucks to fill Main Street.
And a little something extra will be In a quick little survey of downtown,
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Santa Claus will be there. He's going to nesses on Main Street and the sur- ,, ,,
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list in early for Christmas and get a there won't be a lot of money to make
photo with Santa (and Mrs. Claus, too) at first for his vendors, but once this
can do that. gets started, maybe there will be more
Main Street Bartow has hooked up activity downtown.
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107-year-old church gets $1M facelift

Second revamping should by done by Thanksgiving

By CATHY PALMER children's Sunday School classrooms
CORRESPONDENT and overhaul the basement which will
be the home of the youth ministry, the
Bartow's oldest house of worship pastor explains.
has been undergoing a facelift which is Lowe further explained that the
expected to be completed just before church's 150 active members embarked
Thanksgiving. on the refurbishing project on a "pay-
The First Methodist Church on South as-you-go basis. We didn't want to have
Broadway Avenue, just a block from to borrow money to fix the church so
the History Center, is completing phase after we finished the first project, we
two in its ambi- launched a capital campaign to raise
tious rehab plans, the funds to do this project." The funds
according to its were raised over three years and the
pastor, the Rev. project was started in April.
Roy Lowe Jr. The plans called for refurbishing the
Lowe said the entire first floor of the annex, widening
church, built in the courtyard walkways for handicap
1906 but estab- access, providing handicap-compatible
lished some 20 restrooms, waterproofing the basement
years earlier, has / and refurbishing it, relocating the
undergone reha- entrance to the annex and building an
bilitation before, elevator shaft.
with focus on the "We don't have the funds to install
sanctuary. That PHOTO BY AL PALMER the elevator yet," Lowe said. "But we'll
$600,000 project The Rev. Roy Lowe -be ready for it when we get the money
finished in 2008, Jr. talks about the to pay for it." PHOTO BY AL PALMER
Lowe explains, improvements to Also being done by contractor Construction at the First Methodist Church in Bartow is visible to passers-by on South Broadway
stabilized the Bartow's historic First Henkelman Construction of Lakeland Avenue.
building, filled Methodist Church. is to replace the roof while protecting
a sinkhole and the church's original architecture. Lowe tied to Bartow's history, we wanted to building a couple of years ago."
refurbished the dozens of stained glass says the contractor has removed all the maintain its historic character." While plans have not yet been locked
windows that are the church's hallmark. original roof tiles to repair water and All told, Lowe says, the renovations in, Lowe says the church plans to
The companion $650,000 project termite damage and has replaced much have or will cost in excess of $1 million. celebrate the completion of the latest
now underway and nearing completion of the roof with metal roofing. "It's funny to think of that cost when round of construction on Nov. 24, the
is focusing on the attached annex. It "But, we're keeping the clay tiles it only cost $16,000 to build. And $2,000 week before Thanksgiving. "We hope
will increase handicap accessibility around the exterior of the building to of that went to pay for the stained glass all of Bartow will come and see how
to both the sanctuary and the annex, protect the integrity of its design," the windows," Lowe said. "It cost us about beautiful this church is," he said. "It
refurbish the choir room, relocate the pastor adds. "Because the church is so $200,000 to have the windows cleaned really belongs to the whole town."
and re-leaded when we stabilized the



The courtyard that links the sanctuary to the annex at the First Methodist Church in Bartow is
undergoing upgrades to facilitate handicap accessibility.


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The living spoke for the silent

Tribute made for those killed in abusive incidents

By CATHY PALMER victim of domestic violence, so it can be
Their silent screams were heard most
Ten red silhouettes stood silent and when domestic violence victim Kathy
virtually alone in a Polk County court Haley of Bartow spoke for them. She
room to bear witness to the devastation tearfully retold her own personal story
caused by domestic violence. Mourners which, in many was ways the same story,
included family members, victim they all told. Haley just happened to live
advocates and some cops. to tell her own story.
Those silhouettes spoke volumes In 1992, Haley was attacked by her
without saying a word. They told how husband in her driveway. She was shot
they were all killed in Polk County by an multiple times and watched in pain and
intimate partner or spouse. They spoke near death as he took his own life. Her
of how they wanted not to have died in ordeal left her in a wheelchair, but her
vain. They shouted that something had courage made her stand tall on Monday.
to be done to keep their numbers from "I could be one of these, "she:said
growing. pointing at the silhouettes. "But I am a
They may have been heard, if only by voice for them.
the few that dropped memorial blood- "It isn't easy to tell," she said. "But
red carnations at their feet. someone has to speak out now. We have
They were brought to..the Polk County to stop domestic violence."
Courthouse by victim advocates who According to the FDLE, there were
want their silent screams to be heard 5,634 domestic violence offenses last
by all. Advocates like Silent Witness year in Polk, Highlands and Hardee
Memorial organizer Sherrie Schwab who Counties combined, most of which were
directs the Peace River Center Victim in Polk County. Seventeen were murders, PHOTO BY AL PALMER
Services, the Polk Sheriff's Department' 15 were in Polk County. Polk County The silhouettes are joined by the Polk County Sheriff's Honor Guard at the Silent Witness Memo-
Domestic Abuse unit leader Sgt. Shawn has the highest incidence of domestic rial.
Hoobin, Clerk of the Circuit Court violence of all the Bay Area counties.
Stacey Butterfield and Domestic Victim To combat this epidemic, the program, according to Hoobin. The find their way to shelters when referred
Advocate Jaleesa Privott all want their Peace River Center and Polk Sheriff's InVEST project, he explained, is to by law enforcement after they've been
voices to be heard b an one who is a Department have artnered in a new address potentially lethal cases with called, but the Clerk's office can also, help
intense follow-up investigation and ser- a victim find shelter, as can the local fire
vices to victims as well as accountability and police departments. The Peace River
to the abusers. Center can be contacted at 863-413-2708
Butterfield told the sparse crowd that or the 24-hour domestic abuse hotline is
the clerk's office also has a full time staff 863-413-2700.
of advocates who can assist victims in
obtaining an injunction form protection
against domestic violence, once called
a restraining order. "This applies if you
are afraid you may be harmed," she
explained, adding her advocates would
walk victims through the process and
see that orders for protection were is-
sued as quickly as possible. She also said
her office could assist in referrals to the
Peace River Center if shelter is required.
The emotional memorial service
concluded with family members or
participants placing a flower at the
feet of each silhouette in memory of
a specific victim or for all victims of
domestic violence. Butterfield placed
hers in memory of Bea Reed, a Polk
County Sheriff's Department leader who
was killed by her estranged husband. In
a moving tribute, Bartow Police Officer
D. Sudhoff presented his flower to Haley
as a tribute to her courage in speaking
out for victims. PHOTO BY AL PALMER
PHOTO BY AL PALMER The PRC offers two domestic violence
Kathy Haley of Bartow shared her story of domestic violence at the Silent Witness Memorial shelters, a 24-hour crisis line and a rape Jaleesa Privott, a PRC Domestic Violence
recently. recovery and resource center. Advocate, told of a friend's abuse at the Silent
Advocates explained that most women Witness Memorial in Bartow.

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Helping others in a time of need

McDonald's managers deliver baby in restroom

By KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ have seen other medical emergen-
KLBERKOWITZ@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM cies in the past, but those weren't
"as happy," as this one.
Four McDonald's employees The happiness came, she noted,
posed for an honorary picture to when they realized that mom and
commemorate their part in helping baby were going to be OK.
deliver a baby at McDonald's restau- "The baby looked great," she said,
rant in Lake Wales. noting that the mother said she
A young woman went into labor in was only six months along in her
the restroom and delivered a baby pregnancy.
at McDonald's restaurant, located Phyllis Tirado was the manager
on Central Avenue in Lake Wales at who actually delivered the baby,
around 9:30 a.m. last week, accord- assisted by Jessica Grobtuch.
ing to reports. "I was the upper coach, trying to
And McDonald's managers were get her to breathe, another young
there to help her while waiting on lady was getting towels to prop her
EMS to arrive. head up, and then there was the
According to Karen Davis, assis- fourth manager that was between
tant manager, both Shardonnay Hill the catcher (Phyllis). By the time the
and her new baby, Joshua, left in EMT got there that was assisting,"
ambulances "in good condition," she said the baby had arrived.
from what they could see at the The baby was still in his mother's
scene. water bag, and Davis said, "We were
Davis notes the pregnant mother just, what does 911 want us to do
and her grandmother, Barbara next? They instructed us to remove
Albert of Frostproof, were at the the bag from the baby and do chest
restaurant, and Barbara was at the massage on the child."
counter ordering coffee when word "Her water never broke," Davis
came that Shardonnay was in labor. said. PHOTO PROVIDED
"We went in to check and we were And as for mom?
like, oh my God," said Davis, noting "Mom was great. Mom was very Theseare the McDonald'smanagers who helped deliver a baby in their restroom. Pictured are:
the managers quickly moved to help composed. She was able to see the Karen Davis, Lisa Cole,'Jesska Grobtuch, Kathryn Paige. Not in the picture, but also one who
the young woman. baby," Davis said. helped was Phyllis Tirado.
One manager was on the phone Davis noted she has never wit- nervous." Fletcher, is a Lake Wales Police
With 911 (Catherine Page), relaying nessed a human birth, but added Meanwhile, assistant manager Officer, is an EMT, -noted he wishes
to the other managers what 911 she did deliver kittens before. Mike Fletcher visited the restaurant he would have been there.
wanted them to do while awaiting She smiles as she admits, "It was after having left from his shift, only "I'm really proud of them. I'm so
the EMS arrival. so quick. If it would have taken 20 minutes before the baby's birth. proud," he says.
Davis said McDonald's employees longer, I would have been more Fletcher, whose brother, Jonathan

Baby delivered !

at McDonald's

Mom and baby in good condition

By KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ One manager was on the phone
KLBERKOWITZ@HEARTLANDNEWSPAPERS.COM with 911 (Catherine Page), relaying to
the other managers what 911 wanted Iffu 1 7l30p. .
A young woman went into labor in them to do while awaiting the EMS
the restroom and delivered a baby arrival. l
at McDonald's restaurant, located Davis said McDonald's employees Dr,
on Central Avenue in Lake Wales have seen other medical emergencies
at around 9:30 a.m., according to in the past, but those weren't "as
reports. happy," as this one.
And McDonald's managers were The happiness came, she noted,
there to help her while waiting on when they realized that mom and
EMS to arrive, baby were going to be OK.
According to Karen Davis, assistant "The baby looked great," she said,
manager, both Shardonnay Hill and noting that the mother said she
her new baby, Joshua, left in am- was only six months along in her
bulances "in good condition," from pregnancy.
what they could see at the scene. Phyllis Tirado was the manager
Davis notes the pregnant mother who actually delivered the baby,
and her grandmother, Barbara Albert assisted by Jessica Robtouch.
of Frostproof, were at the restaurant, "I was the upper coach, trying to
and Barbara was at the counter get her to breathe, another young
ordering coffee when word came that lady was getting towels to prop her
Shardonnay was in labor. head up, and then there was the preseni
"We went in to check and we were fourth manager that was between
like, oh my God," said Davis, noting the catcher (Phyllis). By the time the Mond t 7:30 m.
the managers quickly moved to help EMT got there that was assisting,"
the young woman, she said the baby had arrived.

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How to get

approved for

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Real estate professionals say the market is rebound- --
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awaiting their opportunities to purchase their own
homes. Fresh data indicates that the inventory of
properties is quickly drying up and soon the market is
poised to point in the sellers' favor.
According to Allen & Associates, a real estate
appraisal, consultant and research firm based in
Colorado, properties in the area listed for sale are
below the six-month supply of inventory. Now could
be the time to get a good deal on a home, provided
buyers are able to secure mortgages.
No matter how many affordable homes are avail-
able, if a buyer cannot get approved for a mortgage,
then his or her chances of owning a home are slim.
In the wake of a tumultuous economy, many lenders
tightened restrictions on mortgage lending. And even Melba Ta lor
though the economy has rebounded, many lenders
have continued to follow strict guidelines before
lending money. In order to secure a mortgage with a
good interest rate, buyers must take control of their
financial situations and fix problems that could lead
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located in the city limits on a large corner lot. Listed and Sold by Melba C.
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laundry area and 1/2 bath. :rooms upstairs and 1 down-: :Lake front home has 2 bed-, iny $119,000.00 Call
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proof Realty, LLC ph 863- 2/screen enclosed back room/1 bath. Home has for-, room. Utility building, double fenced in backyard. Home has Washers, Dryers,
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29 Heights Ave Frostproof- family room, bonus room, and 1.5 bath block home with a the screened back porch. 676-7040 stand up booth. All equip-
3 bedrooms/3 baths home a fenced yard. Listed for breakfast bar, and detached This home has new carpet, ment was purchased brand
located on Lake Clinch on a $149,900 ID #1029 PRIME workshop/barn on a little over new vinyl, and is freshly paint- new in Jan/June of 2008. A T-
quiet street Walking distance PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. 863- 7 acres of land, partially ed. Listed for $64,900 ID BEAUTIFUL LAKEFRONT Max Wireless System is also
es, schools Clinch Lake has a 676-7040 www.primeplus- fenced perfect for horses and #314 PRIME PLUS REAL PROPERTY Spacious living included. All tanning lotion
white sandy bottom ake for cows; listed for $64,900 ID ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040 area, FP in Living Rm., split inventory that is present at
swimming, fishing and all #388 PRIME PLUS REAL bedroom plan, Screened the time of closing will be
watersports! Split bedroom MOVE IN CONDITION 3 ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040 Porch across back of home. included. Listed for $59,900
plan, formal living and dining Bedroom 2 bath home with a. SPACIOUS 2 STORY HOME Sliding Doors from Dining ID #1388 PRIME PLUS REAL
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kitchen, large family room with kitchen, spa tub in master home with an eat-in kitchen, 2 Master Bed. Recessed hot
great view of the sunset over bath, ceramic tile throughout, 2004 CONTEMPORARY pantry closets, all appliances, tub (As-"ls") sliding doors to
the lake. 2 car attached new interior and exterior HOME 3 bedroom 2 bath pass through window, cathe- access. Oversized 2 car LARGE 2 STORY OFFICE
garage. Asking $265,000. paint, open patio, 1 car home with cathedral ceilings, dral ceilings, open patio, and garage plus exterior storage BUILDING Needs remodeling
Frostproof Realty, LLC ph garage and a fenced back pantry closet, pass-through 2 car garage. This home has shed. Private open porch to be completed. May have up
863-635-4246 www.rost- yard. Listed for $94,900 ID window, ample cabinet space, new carpet and fresh paint, entry to front of home. Private to 6 office spaces, reception #705 PRIME PLUS REAL eat-in kitchen, dual sinks in Listed at $124,900 ID #413 Dock and Boat Ramp, listed area, 2 conference / meeting
- M ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040 master bath, inside laundry, PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE for $239,000 ID #1671 rooms and two 1/2 baths. and 2 car garage, reduced INC. 863-676-7040 PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE Has separate work shop/stor-
m to $104,900 ID #1033 INC. 863-676-7040 age area with overhead door,
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3/2 home with additional 1/1 bedroom 2 bath in a country HOME This large 5 bedroom NICE POOL HOME 4 bed- some climate controlled.
apartment with separate setting, home sits on over an m 2 bath Victorian home with a room 2 bath home with new Much potential to generate
qentrance in a very desirable acre, split bedroom floor plan, wrap-around porch features carpet, paint, roof, range, income from office space and
from Clinch Lake. Center h large master bath with garden COUNTRY LIVING Large two hardwood floors throughout, microwave hood and dish- storage units. All reasonable
plan with new wood flooring in tub and separate shower, eat story 4 bedroom 2 bath home a wood burning fireplace, for- washer. The kitchen has offers will be reviewed and
front entrance, dining room in kitchen, fireplace in living with a stone fireplace in the mal living & dining room, a ample cabinet space, closet considered; listed for
and family room. Fireplace in room, and inside laundry living room, spiral staircase, claw-foot tub, eat-in kitchen, a panfry, and a breakfast bar $179,900 ID #6443 PRIME
family room with sliding doors room. Horses and other large walk in closet, new carpet, breakfast bar and island. off of a large pass through PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. 863-
to screened-in porch and large animals are welcome. Bank private balcony, breakfast Some original features still window. The master bedroom 676-7040 www.primeplus-
fenced backyard. Master bed- approved price of $33,000 bar, new range and dishwash- exist to keep the historic leads straight to the in ground
room has ensuite bathroom ID #4475 PRIME PLUS REAL er. There's also a built in china charm, but many upgrades pool area. This home also has
and two closets (one walk-in). ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040 cabinet, a shower in the laun- have been completed, an open patio, 2 vehicle car- VACANT LAND
Asking $124,500. Frostproof dry room, freshly painted Reduced to $149,900 ID port with a storage area, and RIVER RANCH PROPERTY
Realty, LLC ph 863-635- m rooms, an open porch, and 2 #401 PRIME PLUS REAL a fenced back yard; reduced 2.55 acres located in the
4246 www.frostproofreal- car garage. This fully fenced ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040 to $99,900 ID #2540 PRIME Inaccessible Tracts of River IMMACULATE HOME 3 bed- home sits on 5 acres of land, PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. 863- Ranch. Acreage is not build-
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S breakfast bar, laundry room, horse barn with MULBERRY HOME 3 Bed- member of the River Ranch
cathedral ceilings, an open storage/workshop. Listed for room 2 bath Foreclosure in Property Owners Association
4M .patio, utility shed, and an $175,840 ID #489 PRIME Mulberry, just minutes from AVON PARK--WE HAVE where you.can enjoy hunting,
505 Stanley Ave. Frost- oversized garage measuring PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. 863- Hwy 60, located on a shaded SEVERAL HOMES FOR camping and other recreation-
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bonus room consist of Family includes a large pond with and a 12x11 storage building. great investment opportunity; PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. 863-
room, dining room and office, fishing dock. Lake access LARGE 2 STORY HOME 4 Listed at $44,900 ID #152 call today for more informa- 676-7040
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CANAL FRONT HOME Large dry room, and 2 car garage. appliances & fresh paint. This SEBRING--WE HAVE home of your dreams. County
2 bedroom 2 bath home with Reduced to $124,900 ID home features solid surface MANY LISTINGS IN will allow a manufactured
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9 Keenan Way-Thr f bar, granite countertops, ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040 floors, claw foot tub in master CONDOS, Priced Low, call Property has a 448 sq. ft.
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bedrooms, block home with bath, bonus room, French m rate screened porch, more information or stop by by Verizon. Listed for
ceramic tile, family room with doors. This home also fea- Reduced to $99,900 ID our office PRIME PLUS REAL $90,000 ID #7953 PRIME
fireplace, two open lanai's, one tures a tankless water heater, BUNGALOW STYLE HOME #2541 PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. or visit online at PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. 863-
partially screened, in town separate laundry room with 2 bedroom 1 bath located on ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040 676-7040 www.primeplus-
location, very close to Lake sink & cabinets, 2 car garage, almost 1/2 of an acre. Spa-
Reedy. Reduce price to fenced yard, & screened back cious living room and open CONDOS
$91,500.00 Call Cindy porch with view of the canal kitchen with dining area. 2 car DUPLEX EACH UNIT 2 BED 2ND FLOOR CONDO 3 Bed- RECREATIONAL RIVER
528-0366 Keystone Realty leading to Lake Jackson. List- attached garage. Wood 2 BATH each side has all room 2 bath condo on the RANCH PROPERTY Inacces-
Inc. 863-635-0030. ed for -$144,900 ID #951 Floors, Vintage charm with appliances, -and screened 2nd floor with a pass through sible tracts of the River Ranch
PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE great potential. Reduced to porch. The total sq. ft. living window in dining/living area, Green Swamp. Property is
INC. 863-676-7040 $27,100 ID #6957 PRIME space is 2,226,.needs work; and enclosed porch; listed at only good for hunting and PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. 863- listed for $99,900 ID #373- $39,900 ID #333 PRIME camping. Property is not
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CPM Brokerage Services 863) less steel alinces, wasrened vate boat ramp. Split bed- room and dining room areas. FREE book by doctor reveals what the drug
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S M and freshly painted interior, view. List Price $74,900 ID MOVE IN READY Nice 2 bed- dral ceilings, open patio, and have been completed.
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garage as well as a 1 car ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040 home with an eat-in kitchen, new carpet and fresh paint. #401 PRIME PLUS REAL
t detached garage, an in- ample cabinet and counter Listed at $124,900 ID #413 ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040
ground pool with open patio, m space. There's a walk in clos- PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE
90 S Lake Moody Rd- family room, bonus room, and et in the master bedroom and INC. 863-676-7040
Lake Moody Access. Enjoy a fenced yard. Listed for 7 ACRE HOME 3 Bedroom it has a private entrance to MULBERRY HOME 3 Bed-
220 ft. of. Lakefront View,on $149,900 ID #1029 PRIME 1.5 bath block home with a the screened back porch. room 2 bath Foreclosure in
the Wide Water of Lake Moody. PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. 863- breakfast bar, and detached This home has new carpet, CHARMING HISTORIC Mulberry, just minutes from
This charming 4 br. home with 676-7040 www.primeplus- workshop/barn on a little over new vinyl, and is freshly paint- HOME This large 5 bedroom Hwy 60, located on a shaded
split bedroom plan sits in 3.37 7 acres of land, partially ed. Listed for $64,900 ID 2 bath Victorian home with a lot with formal living and fami-
acres. Plenty of room to fenced perfect for horses and #314 PRIME PLUS REAL wrap-around porch features ly room, inside utility room
expand, great for small farm, MOVE IN CONDITION 3 cows; listed for $64,900 ID ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040 hardwood floors throughout, and a 12x11 storage building.
horses, animals & hobbies. A Bedroom 2 bath home with a #388 PRIME PLUS REAL a wood burning fireplace, for- Listed at $44,900 ID #152
corner lot. Huge detached pass through window in ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040 mal living & dining room, a PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE
garage/workshop in rear plus kitchen, spa tub in master SPACIOUS 2 STORY HOME claw-foottub, eat-in kitchen, a INC. 863-676-7040
a carport. 4/2 home Asking bath, ceramic tile throughout, m 4 bedroom 3 bath 2 story breakfast bar and island.
$199,000 Otherwise Best new interior and exterior home with an eat-in kitchen, 2 Some original features still
Offer! Call Fred 863-257- paint, open patio, 1 car 2004 CONTEMPORARY pantry closets, all appliances, exist to keep the historic BEAUTIFUL 2 STORY
2210, Keystone Realty Inc garage and a fenced back HOME 3 bedroom 2 bath pass through window, cathe- charm, but many upgrades HOME Large 2 story home
863-635-0030 yard. Listed for $94,900 ID home with cathedral ceilings,
f- .. #705 PRIME PLUS REAL pantry closet, pass-through
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built home on almost 7 acres. bedroom 2 bath in a country PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE 9 2 8 1 7 Rating: GOLD
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pump house, concrete work- breakfast bar, laundry room, home sits on 5 acres of land, -- 14 o uoinlos
shop with work area, a pole cathedral ceilings, an open has a pasture, and 2 stall /-14
barn and a small pond on site. horse barn with
1987 Scrub Jay Trail, Frost- patio, utility shed, and an horse barn with
proof.Asking $315,000. oversized garage measuring storage/workshop. Listed for
Frostproof Realty, LLC ph at 24x24. This home sits on 1 $175,840 ID #489 PRIME Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle
863-635-4246 www.frost- acre corner lot and also PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. 863- D includes a large pond with 676-7040 www.primeplus- Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis
fishing dock. Lake access
with optional homeowner's ACROSS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
association; just listed for LARGE 2 STORY HOME 4 1 Really mix up 14 15 16
$134,900 ID #2616 PRIME bedroom 2.5 bath home with 6 Fashion 14 15 16
PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. 863- vaulted ceilings, granite coun- 10 Alma mater of -
676-7040 www.primeplus- tertops, breakfast bar, pantry many gens.
Blue Jordan- Frostproof closet, breakfast nook, dual 14 Manitoba natives 20 21 I 22
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Acres Equestrian 4 bedroom 2 bedroom 2 bath home with freshly painted interior, laun- 17 Glass-half-empty 2 2 2 3
3.5 bath ranch style home with vaulted ceilings, breakfast dry room, and 2 car garage. sort 28 29
basement, large living areas bar, granite countertops, Reduced to $124,900 ID 18 Polite refusal, in 33 I 34
and two wood burning fire Jacuzzi tub, dual sinks in 2nd #424 PRIME PLUS REAL Nuremberg
places. Horse barn with 7 bath, bonus room, French ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040 20 Resistance units 5 36 37 38
stalls, tack room complete doors. This home also fea- 21 Bottom row key
with toilet and sink. Separate tures a tankless water heater, m 22 "A Death in the 39 40 41 42 43 444
large RV covered storage separate laundry room with Family" author
shed fenced pastures. Ask- sink & cabinets, 2 car garage, BUNGALOW STYLE HOME 23 North 46 47 48 49
ing $299,000 Call Michelle fenced yard, & screened back 2 bedroom 1 bath located on 24 "Fall on your 51 52, -
528-1103, Keystone Realty porch with view of the canal almost 1/2 of an acre. Spa- knees" carol
Inc. 863-635-0030 leading to Lake Jackson. List- cious living room and open 27 Mammoth traps s- 57
Sed for $144,900 ID #951 kitchen with dining area. 2 car 30 "Hometown
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porch, separate laundry area, PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. 863- 676-7040 www.primeplus- 60 Big Apple 28 Supplies on TV's 44 Across person
a workshop, utility, shed, 676-7040 www.primeplus- restaurateur "Chopped" 452 D studio
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with new carpet, a/c units, room 2 bath home with new ID #1388 PRIME PLUS REAL ty is mostly cleared with large FROSTPROOF
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home features solid surface microwave hood and dish- waiting for you to build the bath concrete block home, 2 BED/2 BATH OVER 800
countertops, skylight, wood washer. The kitchen has home of your dreams. Listed newly painted, wood lami- SQ. FT ALL APPLIANCES
floors, claw foot tub in master ample cabinet space, closet LARGE 2 STORY OFFICE for $140,000 ID #TRL PRIME nate flooring, ceramic tile INCLUDED $23,995 LOW
bath, front porch, and sepa- pantry, and a breakfast bar BUILDING Needs remodeling PLUS REAL ESTATE INC. 863- kitchen and bathroom, CHA, MONTHLY PAYMENT $599
rate screened porch. off of a large pass through to be completed. May have up 676-7040 www.primeplus- updated light fixtures, car- CALL 877-469-6610
Reduced to $99,900 ID window. The master bedroom to 6 office spaces, reception port, fenced in back yard
#2541 PRIME PLUS REAL leads straight to the in ground area, 2 conference / meeting Reduced Asking 1110 OUT OF AREA HOMES
ESTATE INC. 863-676-7040 pool area. This home also has rooms and two 1/2 baths. HALF ACRE LOT located in $59,900.00 OBO Call an open patio, 2 vehicle car- Has separate work shop/stor- golf course and waterfront Michelle 528-1136, Key- 37 ACRE MIDDLE TN FARM
port with a storage area, and age area with overhead door, gated community. Ready for stone Realty Inc 635- with 13 acre lake nice home.
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porch. The total sq. ft. living 676-7040 Much potential to generate $6,000 ID #911 PRIME PLUS 204 Woodstork Way 3 8686 Visit
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room closets, screened room 2 bath condo on the just minutes from boat ramp such an amazing area. Owner stone Realty nc. 635- Scenic Hwy, close to restau-
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ing only $54,000 Callat a e golf, bocci ball, gym, library; buildable. Owner is motivated Michelle @ Keystone and beow the water at the
listed at $40,000 ID #905 and will consider all offers. Realty Inc 863-528- white sand beach. Cover
BEAUTIFUL LAKEFRONT PRIME PLUS REAL ESTATE Listed at $8,000 ID #RR10 HOME SITE, Nice half Acre 11Rea, 8635-000 cport with parking for sever-
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the time of closing will be lots on crooked lake. This vated and will look at all Rea- OF $85. PER MONTH. BD/in Lake Walexes on Stazy
NICE POOL HOME 4 bed- included. Listed for $59,900 breath taking piece of proper- sonable Offers! $39,900 id# POTENTIAL FOR LAKEFRONT 1BD/1BA duplexes on Starr
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tives & benefits. (877)882- Networks of Florida, Put us to Since 1993. (800)477-9256 863-692-1500 $799,000. Owner Financing. memory foam topper $50.00
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night for Saturday's paper winning customer service. M R A IS Lake Tillery, East of Charlotte,
for the Lake Wales High PREGNANT? CONSIDER- BBB A rating. NMLS #4566. NC. Iron Horse Properties. 6270 WANTEDTO
and Fort Meade High foot- ING ADOPTION? A childless 1(800)806-7126 (800)997-2248. www.iron- BUY/TRADE
ball teams. The job is a energetic, spiritual, commit- 6012 GARAGE SALES
tight deadline on .Friday ted couple seeks to adopt. 5000 1 in___
night for Saturday's paper. Financially secure. Healthcare 5000 BARTOW 2170 Highland Blvd
There would also be assign- professionals. Expenses paid. 4 Family Friday/Saturday 7-? 6128 EXERCISE / FITNESS BUYING
ments for advance stories Gil & Dave (888)580-ADOPT Appliances, clothes, hh items, STONES PERSONAL GOLD, SILVER,
on the upcoming game for (2367). FL Bar#0150789 workout equipment, lots more TRAINING CALL FOR A COINS, JEWELRY
Wednesday's newspaper.o Big Blow-Out Sale at the FREE TRIAL WORKOUT Highest Prices In History!
Must have ability to pro- 3060 SCHOOLS Lake Wales Flea Market on 863-605-8526
duce quickly for the Friday & INSTRUCTION Hwy 60 West, Fri & Sat, Feb ANY CONDITION
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jroslow@heartlandnewspa- and Repair Pinnacle Career Oasis 137 $4000 863-, IOasis 137. $40.00. 863-, Institute Online HVAC educa- CARLSBERG Community 588-8445. Excellent condi- See PHIL at the former
Kathy Leigh Berkowitz at tion is as little as 12 months. 5054 CONTRACTORS Garage Sale. East of tion. Hardly ever used. HOLLY'S ARMY NAVY STORE
klberkowitz@heartland- Call us today: 1-877-651- Eagle Ridge Mall on Chalet 3440 Ave G NW or 3961 dr go online: Suzanne Rd Sat., WinterFeb 8th, 6165 STORAGE SHEDSH Mon-Sat 10am-5:30venm
Brian Ackme at 31 o nIMiscellaneous Contract- SuzanneRd Sat.Feb 8th, 6165 STORAGE SHEDS/ Mon-Sat lOast 5:3Opm
Brian Ackle, at www.HVAC-Online- Miscellaneous Contract- 8 am -? White Elephants, Call first to confirm I'm there
backley@heartlandnewspa- ing Bake Goods, Hot Dogs BUILDINGS 863-299-6031 ___ JV T______ o ti ai Our 33rd Year.
Please include writing ROOFING Trusse's. Many
Please include writing 3090 LOST & FOUND COMMUNITY GARAGE sizes. $30.00 each. 863-
samples. GENERAL REPAIR! SALE- Sat,&Sun. Febl5,&16. 588-8445. REAL GOWT SURPLUS
FOUND Female Dog *Additions & Remodeling 8-4P.M. Each Day. Selling Military Boots,Uniforms,
000 dropped off at the apart- *Chimney Cleaning Baby items, Toys, Tanning 6180 HEAVY/CONST Ammo Cans, Sleep Gear,
3uuu ments by the Fort Meade *Concrete Work Bed, Antiques, Collectables, T Folding Shovels,Hats,Bug Out
High School Call to identify *Vinyl Siding Fire woods, Trailer EUIPMENT Bags, Survival Kits,
863-443-3723 *Roofing frames,etc. Sam Keen SAWMILLS -Band/Chainsaw Paacord, Officer Duty
Lightening Rod Installa- Road, Lake Wales. SPRING SALE Cut lumber Gear, Knives,

from the area of Church St Painting Commercial & FORT MEADE CITY PARK a E dimension, anAytime. Y S USED
as of Thursday, January 16, Residential Friday & Saturday 8-? MAKE MONEY and SAVE PAYING CASH FOR USED
2014 @ 3 pT. Free Estimates Tools, furniture, MONEY In stock read to ship. MILITARY GEAR
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Brown Male Chihuahua. Call L 2346 US 27 North
TI863-212-2241Hollis Smith Friday-Sun. Feb 14-16. Lots 300N (800)578-1363 Sebring, FI 863-382-0600
NOTICES 863-676-5413 of Children Clothes, Shoes, Ext.300N
( GET RESUL TS \ 863-528-2435 etc. JHS Gulove! 1007 Lotus 7000
USE CLASSIFIED! St. Off Hallmark Ave, Lake 6190TOOLS/MACHINERY 7
3010 ANNOUNCEMENTS 5110 LAWNIGARDEN &TREE Placid. Call for directions. "_ -
4000 840-2571. GRILLA 4N1 Ladder. Good
A successful young woman 40'0 condition. $100. Call 863-
seeks to adopt. Financially ,. FROSTPROOF, Sat. 2/8 635-4586.
secure, loving and caring 8am-2pm at Sunset
household. Expensed paid. Shores Co-op RV & Mobile 6232 CATS
Call or text Jodi 609-770- Home Park, 1000 S. TRASPORTATION
1255 or visit. John ere rid lawn- Clinch Lake Blvd. Parkwide FREE to good home Good mower, runs, needs battery & yardsale. Serving break- Barn Cats
/ front tires. overall good condi- fast and lunch. Bake Sale 863-5334485
Adam Sklar #0150789 FINANCIAL tion. $500 863-696-2274 and lots of items for sale! 7009 USED CARS/TRUCKS
PAPERS throughout Florida 5115 LEGAL SERVICES E I FOR SALE
for One Low Rate. Advertising 4010 BUSINESS NEED r A H?
Networks of Florida, Put us to OPPORTUNITIES PREGNANT? CONSIDER-
work for You! (866)742-1373 PPRTUNES NG ADOPTION? A childless Moving Sale. Feb 8th. 8- 1925 Balwin Piano with orig- $150,000 +/yr. Potential energetic, spiritual, commit- 2pm. 669 Lake August Drive, nal Bench. $450. 863-659-
ALLIED HEALTH career t Turn Key Online Sales & Mar- ted couple seeks to adopt. Lake Placid. Furniture, 1211.
ing-Attend c aollege rai keting Wealth Creation Sys- Financially secure. Healthcare Antique, Records, House- 3 Ton Air Conditioner Mobile 1994 Ford Ranger. Nice
ing-Attend college 100% tem. No Selling to Family & professionals. Expenses paid. wear, Clothing. Home Unit $600.00. Guar- Body, need work 3.0 Motor
onlne. Jobplmet asi Friends Start In 24 -hrs. Gil & Dave (888)580-ADOPT Old Glass, Shoes, Phants XL, antee Good Unit $1,500.
tance Computer (2367). FL Bar#0150789 Tools. Lots of stuff. 225 Ray- 863-224-3019 Cash N Carry ONLY
Financial Aid if qualified. mond Ave, FP. Fri-Sun. 9-4PM. or Layaway
SCHEV certified. Call DO YOU EARN $800.00 IN 5155 PET CARE 607-279-9522. 4 pc Square Hummelanis J's Auto Mart
(800)481-9409 www.Centu- A DAY? Your Own Local ter. Set Children design. 863- 16580 Hwy 27 Candy Route 25 Machines Professional Pet Sitter. 659-1211. Lake Wales FL
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE and Candy All for $9995.00 Retired, own Cats in door for 6015 FLEA MARKET cal B n Cec 863-676-583
from Home. *Medical, *Busi- All Major Credit Cards Accept- 25 yrs.Great w/ Dogs orw Hoover, Roosevelt, Ike,
ness, *Paralegal, *Comput- ed (877)915-8222 Cats! Your Cats or Dogswill OAK HAMMOCK PARK Hoover, Roosevelt, Ike,
ers, *Criminal Justice. J AINB02653 be treated the love, & Annual Flea Market Kennedy & more. All orginials
placement assistance. Com- FREE Program on How to respect that you give them at Saturday, Feb 8, 7am-lpm. No reproductions. $5 call
puter available. Financial Aid if Get Rich. Go to www.Your- all times. Price is negotiable. Large variety odds and 863-678-0011 2000 Cadillac Deville 4dr
qualified. Call (877) 203- for Reference is supplied. Gro- ends, furniture, books, Recliner chair-full size excel- Sdn Car. Stock# U139807A.
3179, FREE offer. It's the Secret cery shopping also avail for baked goods and Free Cf lent condition $150.00 choc $3,400. Call Tony at 863- Behind The Secret, today's shut ins. Call Animal Lover. fee! 2455 US Hwy7 S, brown 863-207-4811 438-3333. Lake Wales
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of a brewed
2004 Chrysler Crossfire 2006 Chrysler Pacifica
Coupe- $10,000- F012685. SUV. $9,995. 4dr. Automatic
Call Tony at Posner Park Linen Gold Pearlcoat. Stock# c of ff
1998 Dodge Dakota, 5SP,4 863-438-3333. N835450X. Call Tom at 863-
cyl, No A/C, 208,608, Black, 402-4230.
$2,250. 1
Cash N Carry ONLY
J's Auto Mart
16580 Hwy 27 2004 Chrysler Crossfire
863-67eWes83 Coupe. $1,000. Stock# 2006 Honda Accord SE.
86367 8 8F012685. Call Tony at 863- $9,732. Automatic. Redondo
438-3333. Lake Wales Red Pearl. Stock# C13254B.
Chrysler. Cannon's Car City. 863-
.- 248-8665.

2004 Ford F-150 XL Truck
2000 Ford Explorer SUV, Regular Cab. $4,968 2006 Mercury Mariner
Auto, 6 cyl, A/C, 154,119 Stock# U015741A. FIAT of 2006 Mercury Mariner
$2,250. 6 Winter Haven. 888-752- Convenience SUV. $8,995.
$2,250. 9098 4dr. Automatic. Vivid Red.
Cash N Carry ONLY 9098. Stock# E6114846A. Call .
or Layaway Tom at 863-402-4230.
J's Auto Mart
16580 Hwy 27
Lake Wales, FL
2004 Honda Accord EX.
$9,000. Automatic. Satin Sil- 2007 Chevrolet Equinox
0..... ver. Stock# B14104A. Can- 2WD 4dr LS Sport Utility. C o
non's Car City. 863-248- $9,900. Stock# U814915B.
1 Cdilc Ctra Ba. 8665. 888-612-3182. Dodge of Ct of
2001 Cadillac Catera Base. Winter Haven.
$3,643. Automatic. Sage. Winter Haven
Stock# B14056A: Cannon's first class
Car City. 863-248-8665. st claS
;:qj-' 2004 Honda CR-V EX 4WD ost
SUV. $9,868. Stock#L u s
S SU. $ Sc U006660A. FIAT of Winter 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Postage
Haven. 888-752-9098. 1500 4WD Extended Cab
Short Box Work Truck.
$16,000. Automatic. Grey- Stai
2001 Dodge Caravan stone. Stock# 14005c. Kelley
short wheel base, V6, NEW Buick Bartow. 863-534- .
rebuilt transmission w/ war- 1561.
ranty $2,500. 2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5
Cash N Carry ONLY Sedan. $8,595. 4dr. Automat- '
or Layaway ic. Liquid Silver. Stock#
J's Auto Mart N147183A. Call Tom at 863-
16580 Hwy 27 402-4230.
Lake Wales, FL "
863-676-5283 2007 Chevrolet Silverado
S Hv a 1500 Work Truck Truck
S l Regular Cab- $12,019- "
SU550267A. Call Tony at
20Posner Park 863-438-
2005 Buick Rainer CXL 3333.
SUV. $8,995. 4dr.Automatic r
Cashmere.Stock# N765905A.
2001 Mazda B3000 AC Call Tom at 863-402-4230. /
EXCAB 4 DR $2,500. NEE ASH
Cash NCarry Have A Garage 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV.
J's Auto Mart Sale! $16,400. Stock# L192138A.
S16580 Hy 27 Call Tory at 863-438-3333.
Lake Wales, FL Lake Wales Chrysler.

2005 Toyota 4Runner 4dr
SR5 Sport V6 Auto (Nati) a .i
SUV. Stock# U134735B. 2007 Kia Sorento SUV.
2002 Chevrolet Silverado $15,500. 888-612-3182 $10,995. 4dr. Automatic. Sil-
1500. $8,999. Automatic. Dodge of Winter Haven ver. Stock# RK20941A. Call a
Stock# 415393. Silver. Tom at 863 402 4230
Stingray Chevrolet Bartow. .-'- ho m e d elivered
2006 Cadillac DTS. 2008 BMW 5 Series 4dr
BEST FRIEND $12,732. Automatic. White Sdn 528 RWD Sedan. new spaper
IN THE lightening. Stock# B13171A. Stock# U374061A. $19,500.
CLASSIFIEDS! Cannons Car City. 863- Call Tony at 863-438-3333. CE
248-8665. Lake Wales Chrysler. O N LY .40

2002 Ford Explorer Sport 2006 Cadillac STS V6. 2008 Cadillac SRX V6. The Lake Wales New
Trac Base. $7,880. Harvest $13,300. Automatic. Black. $13881 Automatelley Blauick
Gold. Stock# 14065B. Auto- Stock# C14126A. Cannon's Bartow. Stock# 13161B.

Truck Crew Cab. $9,968. Sedan. $9,000. Stock# $13,500. Stock# U685376A.
Stock U749442B. Car City. Carof City148972. 863-248-Call Tony at 863-5. Call Tony at 863-438-3333.
Winter Haven. 888-752- 438-3333.non' Lake Wales Lake Wales City. 863-248-sler
9098. hr r8665. The Fort Meade Leader sl
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado
250OHD. 2WD Regular Cab 2008 Cadillac STS 4dr SDN
Long Box Work Truck V6 RWD W/1SA. $17,000.
2003 Ford Explorer SUV' $11,000. Sport Red Metallic: White. Automatic. Kelley Buick
$7 019-FB45886 Call Tony Stock# 14145A Kelley BuCck Bartown Stock# 13 161B

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2008 Chevrolet Colorado 2013 Chrsler 200 Limited
4WD Crew Cab LT W/1LT. 2009 Saturn VUE. $1,200. 2011 Chevrolet HHR LS 2012 Chevrolet Impala LT 2012 _Honda Civic Sedan. Sedan. $16,968. Stock#
$17,995. Automatic. Silver Stock# 575726. Techno Gray. SUV. $13,500. Stock# Sedan. $12,968. Stock# $16,900. Automatic. Stock# K556268. FIAT of Winter
Birch. Metallic. Stock# D1114. Stingray Chevrolet Bartow. U645002. Call Tony at 863- K195017. FIAT of Winter 308382. Gray. Stingray Haven. 888-752-9098.
Kelley Buick Bartow. 863- 863-533-0777. 438-3333. Lake Wales Haven. 888-752-9098. Chevrolet Bartow. 863-533-
534-1561. NE A J Chrysler. 0777.
SChev t Mlibu 2013 Dodge Avenger SE
S2012 Chevrolet Malibu. Sedan. $17,000. Stock#
2008 Chevrolet Malibu 4dr 2011 Dodge Avenger $15,980. Automatic. Stock# o P564986. 888-612-3182.
Sdn LS W/leS. $9,000. Express Sedan-$13,269- 77598S. Silver Ice Metallic. Dodge of Winter Haven.
Automatic. Blue. Stock# 2010 Chevrolet cobalt LT U540516B. Call Tony at Pos- Stingray Chevrolet Bartow.
1421A. Kelley Buick Bartow. Sedan. $10,995. 4dr. Auto- ner Park 863-438-3333. 863533-0777.
863-534-1561. matic. Stock# PCL4006A. -
Call Tom at 863-402-4230. -
-a' 2012 Jee pass Sport 2013 Dodge Journey SXT
SUV. $16,900. Stock# SUV- $20,459- F518593. Call
8 C 3 2011 Dodge Caliber Main- 2012 Chevrolet Sonic 2LT U166635A. 888612-3182 Tony at Posner Park 863-
2008 Chrysler 300 Tourig street Hatchback. $11,995. Hatchback-$12,619- Dodge of Winter Haven. 438-3333.
Sedan $,988 4dr Aut 4dr Automatic. Mango Tango F65128 Call Tony at Pos- -
matic. Inferno Red crystal: 2010 Chevrolet Colorado 4darl Coat. o ano F16518. Ca on a Po863-438-3333.
Stok#1853C Call Tm ruWegulPearl Coat. Stock# C18541A. ner Park 863-438-3333.
Stock# G185630C. Call Tom LT Truck Regular Cab. Call Tom at 863-402-4230
at 863-402-4230. $12,950. Stock# U143905A. Call Tom at 863-402-4230.
Call Tony at 863-438-3333.
Lake Wales Chrysler. 2012 Nissan Altima 2dr
Lake, Wales Ch Cs.le$ a CPE 14 CVT 2.5 S. $20,988. L
L Black. Automatic. Stock# 2013 Mazda Mazda2 Sport
2012 Chevrolet Sonic 13344TB. Kelley Buick Bar- Hatchback. $13,968. Stock#
2011 Dodge Nitro Heat Sedan 2LZ. $14,000. Auto- tow. 863-534-1561. K155001. FIAT of Winter
2008 Chrysler Town & SUV- $17,089-U21914A matic Silver. Stock# P5299. Haven. 888-752-9098.
Country LXVan Passenger- Call Tony at Posner Park Kelley Buick Barow 7290VANS
$12,149- F100854A. Call 2010 Chevrolet Equinox 863-438-3333. 534-1561.
Tony at Posner Park 863- Front-Wheel Drive LS. 2010 Dod Grd
438-3333. $17,599. Automatic. Silver Ice 2013 Chevrolet Captiva Caravan Wheelchair Van
_Metallic Stock# D1058. Kel- "1f5 "'73. .......
Ble I Bartok# 863-8 534- Sport LTZ SUV. Stock# with 10" lowered floor, ramp,
ley Buick Bartow. 863-534- F545973. $18,939. Call &tie downs. $29,995.00
1561. 2012 Fiat 500 Pop Hatch- Tony at 863-438-3333. 813-569-0729
2011 Ford Ranger. back. $9,968. Stock# Lake Wales Chrysler.
______~_ ____S$12,999. Automatic. Stock# K110616. FIAT of Winter _
16408S. Oxford White. Haven. 888-752-9098. t ., PUT
Stingray Chevrolet Bartow. PUT l..
2008 GMC Envoy SUV. 2010 Chevrolet Impala LT 86353--0777. arow. C ASSIFIEDS
$12,985. 4dr. Automatic. Mid Sedan- $10,000-U190390Bied Sales 2013 Chevrolet Cruze
night Blue. Stock# Call Tony at Posner Park a e Sedan 2LT (Automati). TO W ORK
EL929918A. Call Tom at 863-438-3333. $17,995. White. Kelley Buick TO
863-402-4230. Bartow. Stock# P5276. 863- FOR YOU!
2012 FIAT 500c Pop Con- 534-1561.
vertible- $14,309-F123041.
2011 Honda Civic LX- Call Tony at Posner Park
Sedan. $16,500. Stock# 863-438-3333. FIND A JOB!
2010 Chevrolet Traverse. U717606B. 888-612-3182. A Jup
2008 Honda Civic EX-L $19,250 Automatic. Stock# Dodge of Winter Haven. BUY A HOME
259865. White. Stingray
U145926B 888-612-3182 Chevrolet Bartow. 863-533- 2013 Chevrolet Impala. BUY A CAR!
U149B. 0777. 201 o Fsi$15,000. Automatic. Stock#
Dodge of Winter Haven. 77 2012 Ford Fusion4dr Sdn 39620S. Summer White.
*" ^ .Se Fwd. $13,995. Steel Blue Stingra Chevrolet Bartow. 7333 MISC. BOATS
.- Metallic. Automatic. Stock# 863-5Y3-0777.
2011 Honda CR-2 EX D117. Kelley Buick Bartow.
Coupe. $14,400. Stock# 863-534-1561.
2010 GMC Acadia SLE. U181549B. 888-612-3182.
2009 Dodge Charger SXT. $19,994. Automatic. Gold Dodge of Winter Haven.
$12,494. Automatic. Dark Mist. Stock# C14019B. Can-
Titaniuni. Stock# S13115A. non's Car City. 863-248- 3 Watercraft 2
Cannon's Car City. 863- 8665. 2013 Chevrolet Spark. Polaris 1050 3 seaters &
248-8665. 2012 Honda Accord 2.4 SE $10,400. Manual. Stock# 1 seadoo xp all motors
______ 2011 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Sedan. $19,968. Stock# 09589T. White. Stingray are good. Polaris's
----Coupe. $18,000. Stock# K212189. FIAT of Winter Chevrolet Bartow. 863-533- need pumps. all 3
Si U631062A. 888-612-3182. Haven. 888-752-9098. 0777. for $1000.00
: Dodge of Winter Haven. 11L :1 863-696-2274.
2010 Volkswagen Passat K. JON BOAT, 14ft. 6hp John-
Komfort Sedan. $ 18,000 JON BOAT, 14ft. 6hp John-
Stock# U113036A. 888-612- son w/ galvanized trailer. 28#
2009 Ford Focus. 9,400. 3182. Dodge of Winter thurst trolling motor. Live well
Automatic. Stock# 20786P. Haven. 2012 Hyundai Elantra Tour- $1200 Call 863-899-2648.
Red. Stin ray Chevrolet Bar- Cu L ing GLS Hatchback. 2013 Chrysler 200 4dr
tow. 863-33-0777. 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ $14888 Stock# U239088A. Sd Turing car $16900.GET RESULTS
Sedan. $16,968. Stock# 888-612-3182. Dodge f Stock# P528363. Call Tony
K292463. FIAT of Winter Winter Haven. at 863-438-3333. Lake USE CLASSIFIED!
Haven. 888-752-9098. Wales Chrysler.

2011 Buick Lucerne CX. 0 .. .
$18,270. Automatic. Cash-
2009 Honda Element SUV. mere. Stock# B13050A. Can- \ E
$15,986. Stock# K004717. non's Car City. 863-248- ;M "
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