March 31, 2015

Headlines Now:

Victim Who was Struck By Train Has Been Identified -

Monday, March 30, 2015

UPDATE: Polk County Sheriff’s Homicide Detectives are Conducting a Death Investigation This Afternoon Involving a Pedestrian Struck by an Amtrak Train -

Monday, March 30, 2015

Polk County Sheriffs Office Undercover Detectives Arrest Kissimmee Man for Traveling to Meet Minor and Other Charges -

Monday, March 30, 2015

UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck by Train in Frostproof Near Bay St. -

Monday, March 30, 2015

Cooking On The Ridge : Bird’s Nest Cake -

Monday, March 30, 2015

Webber Men’s Golf Fininsh in 3rd Place at 43rd Annual marine Corps Tournament -

Monday, March 30, 2015

SUBSTITUTE SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS NEEDED -

Monday, March 30, 2015

Indiana Residents Oppose Religious Freedom Law -

Monday, March 30, 2015

Winter Haven Police Executed a Search Warrant on a Suspected Drug House, Which put a Convicted Felon Back Behind Bars -

Friday, March 27, 2015

Keep Polk County Beautiful, Inc. Will Hold a FREE Tire Recycling Event on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. -

Friday, March 27, 2015

Fun Friday – The Story of Jesus – Hardee County Cattleman’s Arena -

Friday, March 27, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MARCH 27, 2015 -

Friday, March 27, 2015

Semi Vs. Pickup Towing 32Ft. Trailer Slowing I-4 Traffic In Davenport -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Oasis Spa Has a Special for Today and Tomorrow -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wacky Wednesday – Elizabeth Sullivan, 104 Years Old, Credits Dr Pepper For Her Longevity -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MARCH 25, 2015 -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TJ Maxx Makes An Immediate Impact On Community With $5,000 Donation -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

4 Haines City Residents In Serious Condition After Accident On Hwy 27 -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

19-year-old Auburndale Man Charged in Shaken Baby Syndrome Case -

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Currently Conducting Death Investigation in Loughman -

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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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