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Updated: 03/21/2013 08:00:03AM

Getting medals by the dozen

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PHOTO BY LARRY JEWETT

Schroder displays the medals he's won at the Polk County Senior Games.

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Alrand Meade, a Floral Lakes resident, was the oldest competitor in the Senior Games at 98 years old.

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For now, there are a dozen medals gathered in a pile on a desk at the Civic Center office of the Bartow Parks & Recreation division. Eventually, they will make their way across the street to the home of their new owner, but, for now, he’s keeping them at work.

Jim Schroder earned every one of those medals through his competition in the Polk Senior Games. Jim, who works with Parks & Recreation as a customer relations representative (his words), is 85 years old.

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