February 1, 2015

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One Person Injured In Serious Crash On Shepherd Rd -

Saturday, January 31, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 30, 2015 -

Friday, January 30, 2015

Fun Friday – PigFest Lakeland – 9th Annual BBQ Contest, BBQ Vending, Live Music and Kid’s Play Area -

Friday, January 30, 2015

Tragic Drowning Accident Takes Life Of Toddler -

Thursday, January 29, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 29, 2015 -

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Arrest Frostproof Teacher on Marijuana Drug Charges -

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cooking on the Ridge – Touch Down Chili -

Thursday, January 29, 2015

PCSO Working Home Invasion In Auburndale -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Dragging Polk Sheriff’s Deputy -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ridge Classifieds Listing : Recently Foreclosed, Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income -

Friday, January 23, 2015

MANDI DUNAWAY SELECTED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH AT LAKE WALES MEDICAL CENTER -

Friday, January 23, 2015

Fun Friday – Central Florida Rum and Food Experience 2015 -

Friday, January 23, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 23, 2015 -

Friday, January 23, 2015

Here’s Your Chance to Win 2 Free Tickets to Wine Walk & Shop -

Friday, January 23, 2015

PCSO & LWPD Currently Working Situation Near John’s Appliance On Hwy 27 S. -

Thursday, January 22, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 22, 2015 -

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Witnesses Report Plane Struck Lakeland Warehouse Building & Burst Into Flames -

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hwy 27 Totally Blocked In Sebring After Rollover Accident and Onlooker Accident -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 21, 2015 -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wacky Wednesday – Hotel Owner Finds Tree Stump That Looks Like E.T. -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

21st Annual Polk Senior Games – February 23 – March 11, 2013

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PURPOSE: Polk Senior Games provides an annual event of competitive athletic and recreational events for men and women 50 years and over as of December 31 of the competition year. The Games promote an active, healthy lifestyle, an interest in sports, and volunteerism. The Games offer something for everyone – the serious competitor, the fun at heart, the seasoned athlete, and the physically challenged.

OBJECTIVES:
To promote friendly competition and an interest in sports and recreation
To create an awareness of the abilities and capabilities of older persons
To provide a safe and social opportunity for senior adults
To promote health and wellness through an active lifestyle
To improve the quality of life for participants

EVENT: Two-week series of Olympic-style competition for men and women 50 and over. Most events are grouped by gender in five-year age increments. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are presented in each event and age division. Polk County residency is not required.

Archery, Badminton, Basketball Shooting, Basketball 3 on 3, Billiards,
Bocce, Bowling, Bridge, Checkers, Chess, Cribbage, Ballroom and
Social Dancing, Square Dancing, Darts, Euchre, Field Events, Fishing,
Fly Casting, Golf 18 Hole and Putt & Chip, Horseshoes, Lawn
Bowling, Pepper, Pickleball, Powerlifting, Punt Pass Kick, Racquetball,
Road Race 5K, Scrabble, Senior Smarts, Rifle, Skeet and Trap
Shooting, Shuffleboard, Softball, Sudoku, Swimming, Table Tennis,
Tennis, Track, Walking.

DATES: Saturday, February 23 – Monday, March 11, 2013

LOCATIONS: Various locations throughout Polk County

President’s Welcome

“Thank-you to everyone who made our 2012- 20th Anniversary Games a succeess. The memories still make me smile. As we gein oour third decade, we give special thanks to Publix Super Markets Charities, our Gold and Founding Sponsor for 21 years, the James W. Sikes Family, a “Bronze Sponsor” for 20 years, and CPS Investment Advisors, a “Bronze Sponsor” for 11 years. We thank all our sponsors, contributors, and in-kind partners. Polk Senior Games is a non-profit charitable organization and could not exist without their generosity and support.

This year’s Games will attract over 2,500 men and women with a variety of skills- the serious competitor, the fun at heart, the seasoned athlete, the late bloomer, and the phsically challenged. New events will be Archery and Rifle Shooting. IN all there will be 95 events in 37 sports and games. To get it all done, it will take over 650 volunteers, 125 community organizations, 50 sponsors and 12 months of preparation led by our Executive Director, Deena Wilbur, who is celebrating her f20th year with the Games.
We hope you will join us and enjoy the Games from the Torch Lighting at the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, February 23rd throught the Special Awards at the Closing Celebration on Monday, March 11th.”
Rudy Gittens, President

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