21 12, 2017

EVERYDAY HERO: Dentist volunteers his service on Fridays

By | 2017-12-21T12:57:01+00:00 December 21st, 2017|News|

BayNews9 Article By Bill Murphy, Everyday Hero Host This week's Everyday Hero is a dentist who is helping bring smiles to the community as he dedicates his time to helping those in need. Dr. John Ellis is this week's Everyday Hero For the last 11 years, he has treated patients for free Want to nominate [...]

15 10, 2017

Talbot House Ministries’ Bob Alexander known for his compassion, guidance

By | 2017-10-30T22:00:52+00:00 October 15th, 2017|News|

The Ledger Article By Paul Catala LAKELAND — Ruth Drawdy is proud to stand next to the man who not only has become her friend but has also helped inspire and give her hope. Speaking near the cafeteria of Talbot House Ministries, Drawdy praised the care, compassion and attention Bob Alexander has offered her [...]

13 10, 2017

People & changes: Hirings, promotions and movements of Polk business people

By | 2017-10-30T22:05:07+00:00 October 13th, 2017|News|

By Compiled by The Ledger George W. Tinsley Sr. has been elected to the Talbot House Ministries board of directors. Tinsley is CEO of PenGeo, Tinsley Group, Tinsley Bridgeman and Tinsley Family Concessions, collectively Tampa Bay’s third-largest black-owned enterprise, and one of the nation’s fastest growing independent restaurant conglomerates with 65 restaurants, including KFC, [...]

18 09, 2017

Former NBA player to speak at Talbot House event

By | 2017-10-30T22:07:27+00:00 September 18th, 2017|News|

The Lakeland Ledger By Eric Pera LAKELAND – Former NBA forward Dwight E. Davis is the keynote speaker at this year’s annual banquet to raise funds for Talbot House Ministries in Lakeland. The dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at the RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St., Lakeland. The event [...]

9 09, 2017

Polk Sheriff’s Office guides homeless to local shelters

By | 2017-10-30T22:11:26+00:00 September 9th, 2017|News|

The Lakeland Ledger By Gary White LAKELAND — Homeless shelters in Polk County were gearing up Saturday for an influx of people seeking refuge from Hurricane Irma, as Polk County Sheriff’s deputies fanned out around the county to help those without homes find a safe place to ride out the storm. Dale Stabler, a [...]

18 08, 2017

People & changes: Hirings, promotions and movements of Polk business people

By | 2017-10-30T22:13:32+00:00 August 18th, 2017|News|

By Compiled by The Ledger Derek Oxford, certified financial planner, CPS Investment Advisors, recently received a Polk Emerging Leaders Award for his dedication and commitment to the Polk County community. Derek is the 2017 chairman of Emerge Lakeland. He recently moderated an Emerge Lakeland event, “Coffee with the Candidates,” which gave local commission candidates, [...]

19 01, 2017

Brenda Reddout open to moving Talbot House, but more interested in serving

By | 2017-06-24T19:59:59+00:00 January 19th, 2017|News|

Six months into her new position, Reddout already has made some significant changes to the way Talbot House addresses homelessness. By Eric Pera LAKELAND - Brenda Reddout is helping lead efforts in Polk County to reduce homelessness and administer to the needs of the down and out.   Reddout, a former Polk School Board [...]

19 01, 2017

Lost medals found in Lakeland after 48 years, returned to Vietnam War

By | 2017-06-24T20:00:08+00:00 January 19th, 2017|News|

Lost medals found in Lakeland after 48 years, returned to Vietnam War veteran LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) — A Tennessee Vietnam War veteran has waited decades to hold his war medals. In 1967, David McCloud was on leave when he learned he would be receiving a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, and a Vietnam Service medal, [...]