Back in 1964, only a few weeks into my Florida National Guard career that would last for 30 years, Col. Ed Chassee, deputy commander of what was then the 53rd Armored Brigade, called me aside and said, “Frisbie, you and I are guardians of the printed word in this brigade.”
As mentioned from time to time over the years, my classmates in the Summerlin Institute Class of 1958 awarded me — with ample justification — the title of “Least Athletic.”
If you’ve lived in Polk County for any length of time, you know that when it comes to keeping people safe, our city and county departments are committed to working together across jurisdictional and bureaucratic boundaries.
Proactively saving the lives of our youth with positive programs should be a priority for Lawmakers serving the great state of Florida.
I’m sure everyone is familiar with the case where an actor reported to the Chicago Police Department that he had been physically attacked and called some pretty nasty things. We know how that turned out, but the case did shed some light on a big problem.
House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler epitomizes the irrational HATRED he, his leftist allies in Congress and the drive-by media have towards President Trump.
One of the most remarkable crimes in Polk County’s history, my Dad always maintained, was the robbery of a Fort Meade bank in 1957 by two men — both drunk — who utilized two airplanes (one of them stolen) and a kidnapped law enforcement officer’s patrol car for transportation.
Being a leader in a K-12 public school system — no matter if you are an educator, dean, assistant principal, principal, district administrator or the superintendent — is challenging every single day.
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