April 20, 2014

Headlines Now:

Why is Good Friday Good? -

Friday, April 18, 2014

Identity of Man Killed In Fiery Hwy 60 Crash Released -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Truck Drivers Wanted – Bahamas Cruise Sign On Bonus -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Readers Want To Know What Is The Halo Around The Sun Today -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE – Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pie -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Baby Born With 4 Feet, 4 Hands In China -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Florida Small Craft Brewers Under Attack From State Law Makers -

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Polk Teacher Arrested For Allegedly Having Sex With Student -

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Haines City Woman Allegedly Steals 250K From Lake Wales Employer -

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lake Wales Retail Theft Arrests Since April 4 – Other Charges Explain Why LEO Go After Them -

Friday, April 11, 2014

Operation “Sticky Hands” Suspect Exposed By PCSO -

Friday, April 11, 2014

Female Body Found Near Car Of Missing Winter Haven Woman -

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Polk Woman In Critical Condition After Accident Where Alcohol May Be A Factor -

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pedestrian Struck By Multiple Cars Dies In Lakeland -

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Missing & Possibly Endangered Adult – Have You Seen Lynda Sorrell From Winter Haven -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Car Flipped Over On Timberlane – Driver Flees Scene Prompting PCSO K9 Pursuit -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Winter Haven Police Searching For Bank Robbery Suspect -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bus Transporting Grove Workers Flipped Over On Hwy27 -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sheriff Seeking Public’s Help In Catching Armed Robbery Suspect – He Is Considered Armed & Dangerous -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Texting Driver: Video -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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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