October 21, 2014

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WOUND CENTER HELPS RAISE AWARENESS FOR DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS -

Monday, October 20, 2014

EDWARDS TO PRESENT AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE -

Monday, October 20, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – OCTOBER 20, 2014 -

Monday, October 20, 2014

33 Year Old Demetrious Anton Jones Wanted for Attempted First Degree Murder -

Monday, October 20, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE – PUMPKIN BARS -

Monday, October 20, 2014

Florida Man Sentenced To Life In Prison After Killing Teen For Loud Music -

Friday, October 17, 2014

Man Arrested For Secretly Videotaping Polk Woman In Her Bedroom -

Friday, October 17, 2014

Missing & Endangered Adult Woman: Help Find Terrie Larkin -

Friday, October 17, 2014

Judd Looking For Lake Wales Man Accused of Grand Theft & Dealing In Stolen Property -

Friday, October 17, 2014

Lakeland Man Arrested for 15 Counts Video Voyeurism -

Friday, October 17, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY SPONSOR KINCAID ALARM COMPANY -

Friday, October 17, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – OCTOBER 17, 2014 -

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fun Friday – Boktoberfest Plant Sale Saturday October 18, 2014 -

Friday, October 17, 2014

Lake Wales Man & 5 Others Arrested For Child Pornography Charges -

Friday, October 17, 2014

Polk Sheriff Searching For Armed Car Jacking Suspects -

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Two Men Wielding Handguns Rob Lake Wales Convenience Store -

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pentagon Hid Truth About Finding Chemical Weapons Per NY Times -

Thursday, October 16, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – OCTOBER 16, 2014 -

Thursday, October 16, 2014

THIS DAY IN HISTORY – OCTOBER 16, 1987 – BABY JESSICA RESCUED FROM A WELL AS THE WORLD WATCHES -

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Two 11 year old females are arrested in the recent bomb threats at Southwest Middle School. -

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Dr. Ben Carson World Renowned Neurosurgeon, Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient & Author Speaks At Lake Wales High School

 

Ben Carson

Lake Wales, Florida – The Lake Wales gymnasium was filled Tuesday, September 3, 2013, with students from Lake Wales High school, Polk State College and some other schools and distinguished visitors to hear Dr. Ben Carson. The Lake Wales Band performed for the attendees.  The former world renowned neurosurgeon from John’s Hopkins brought a message of hope and achievement to students.

Dr. Carson is known for many things, but the highlights are being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008 from President George Bush and  making medical history by  successfully separating  conjoined twins (at the back of the skull). According to his biography Carson was born in Detroit, Michigan, and was raised by his single mother, Sonya Carson. He struggled academically throughout elementary school and emotionally with his temper. But after his mother reduced his television time and required him to read two books a week and produce written reviews for her, he started to excel in middle school and throughout high school. After graduating with honors from Southwestern High School, he attended Yale University, where he earned a degree in psychology. From Yale, he attended University of Michigan where he attained his M.D. Carson has authored four books Gifted Hands, The Big Picture, Take the Risk, and Think Big.

Carson, who retired in July of 2013, was a Professor of Neurosurgery, Oncology, Plastic Surgery and Pediatrics and the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University. He serves or has served on the boards of several major corporations and educational facilities. Carson is very forthright in his faith ( Seventh Day Adventist). Carson’s views on gays, health care and evolution have labelled him a conservative by many. According to several reports people have asked him to run for political office, but he currently has no desire.

Dr. Carson’s  message to students Tuesday was similar to those he has spoken about and written about. Hope, accountability and achievement. He recounted the story of how his mother would not allow their family to get on welfare. Once you get in the system you don’t get out. He reminded students to set goals and to follow through and achieve those goals. He talked about current division’s within our culture and pressed the students to not follow the same path as his generation.

Some students were allowed to ask questions. Those in attendance were amazed and excited by the message that he brought. Others felt this was the most positive things they have seen in years. Dr. Carson speaking at Lake Wales High School was part of a working relationship between Polk State College and Lake Wales Charter Schools.

 

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