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Democrat VoL 76, No. 2
One Section, 20 Pages
www.polkcountydemocrat.com
Copyright 2006 Frisbie Publishing Co. Inc.


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Bartow, Florida 3i


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380NDA 500
3830 December 4,2006


Yellow Jacket,

BHS Newspaper


In this issue


City Officials' Raises


On Tonight's Agenda


Bartow city commissioners will
take formal action tonight on
their informal decision two weeks
ago to increase the salaries of the
three employees who report
directly to them by three percent.
At their Nov. 20 work session,
commissioners agreed to the pay
raises, but the subject did not
appear on their agenda for the
regular business meeting that fol-
lowed the work session, and
nobody brought up the subject.
Work sessions, though official
under Florida law, usually do not
result in official action, and the
raises require a formal vote.
At the work session, commis-
sioners agreed to increase the
salaries of the city manager, city
attorney, and city auditor by
three percent.
The three percent figure is in
the police and fire union con-
tracts, and is the amount
approved by the city manager for
department heads.
The general employees union


chose to accept a two percent pay
raise in exchange for concessions
in the way overtime is computed.
The commission traditionally
does not take formal action at its
work sessions, and commission-
ers said they would approve the
raises at their regular meeting.
The raises, if ratified tonight.
will go into effect on Jan. 1.
The raises are for City Mgr.
Joseph J. DeLegge, City Atty.
George Dunlap. and City Auditor
Ruth Trainor, the only three
employees who answer directly to
the commission.
Based on salaries approved
one year ago, the new salaries
will be:.
DeLegge, $111,459, from his
present salary of $108.212.63.
Dunlap (whose job is part-
time), $81,161.39, from his pre-
sent salary of $78,797.47.
Mrs. Trainor, $43.294.91,
from her present salary of
$42,033.89.
The commission will meet for a


work session this afternoon at
5:30, and will reconvene for its
regular business meeting at 6:30.
Other items on the agenda:.
Recognition of
Commissioners Brian Hinton and
James F. Clements for completing
the Institute for Elected Officials.
Appointments to the build-
ing and housing board of appeals,
the recreation advisory board,
and the water conservation com-
mittee.
Approval of an agreement
wit h the Polk County commission
to provide sewage treatment to
the area now served by the coun-:
ty's central treatment plant, and
a related resolution to finance
expansion of the city's waste-
water treatment system.
Approval of an agreement
with the Florida Dept. of
Community Affairs regarding
developments that are not served
by the city's sewage treatment
plant and require use of individ-
ual septic tanks.


Fort Fraser Trail Opens Dec. 9


AUSTIN LEE enjoys putting money in the
Salvation Army kettle as much as he does hi, paci-
fier. The 2-ye:..i-old \viited .-i e eral of the kett lc- s-et
up at Lakeside Villlatg in Lakelandi i.or the ainual
Media-Mogul Kettle Kickoff the day after
Thanksgiving. The familiar sounds of ringing bells


can be heard throughout Bartow, Fort Meade and
the rest of Polk Count'. Do:nationIn help t'und the
Sil'. ativni Arml pr.,qgr:,n tliit t-.:l ni lthe. p.-,,
ple in need hI!r.uiLcout the ,e.,r -- Ph,.,.*, -ih P.-.- g,
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Pearl Harbor Survivors Speak At Summerlin


This trail was made for walk-
ing.., and more.
Grab your sneakers,
rollerblades and bikes for the his-
toric grand opening of the Fort
Fraser Trail on Saturday, Dec. 9,
fnrm 10 a.m. 2 p.m.
Activities will include a dedica-
tion ceremony for the J.K. and
Alice J. Stuart Rest Stop located
on the trail between Bartow
Regional Medical Center and U.S.
Highway 9..' in Bartow.
The ceremony will take place
on the west sidl.: of the hospital at
1 p n-
( -Other I i id o :'piiire f':..t i.i
ti- '.ill hI at the F',lk
Community (C'.lle' University
of South Flrindcl Lakeland cam-
pus lc:ated at 3433 Winter Lake


Road.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony and
butterfly release will be held at 11
a.m.
Activities planned include a
Fort Fraser Fun Run.Walk along
the trail, children's inflatables
and activities, K-9 demonstra-
tions from the Lakeland Police
and Polk County Sheriff's
Departments, live entertainment,
and snow.
Buses will be available run-
ning from Bartow to the campus
ferti'itie-, so celherators can
attend Bartow's Downtown
AntIqthe Fair anid Market, or the
Bartow's Fanrer' MIarket, then
pick up a hu- to ride to the cele-
bration at th' campu, then walk
the trail back to their Lari. ior ride


the bus back to Bartow).
Bus stops in Bartow are at the
Department of Transportation on
U.S. 98; and in downtown Bartow
in the Property Appraiser's park-
ing lot; 255 N. Wilson Avenue.
Along with the trail opening,
PCCiUSF will be transformed
into a Winter Wonderland when
the City of Lakeland's 26th annu-
al snowfest moves from its tradi-
tional location at Lake Mirror
Park due to construction.
The popular snow mountain
will he open to children with a
donation of one canned food item
that will benefit the Polk County
Senior Orphan. Children can

(See Page 8- Col. 3)


By Cadet 1st, Lt. Lindsey Dorman and
Cadet 1st Lt. Renee Lee

On Thursday, Dec. 7, (the 65th anniversary of
the attack on Pearl Harbor) two Pearl Harbor sur-
vivors will tell first hand accounts of that day to the
USArmyJROTC( Battalion at Summerlin Academy.
The program is planned in the Barto\ High
School auditorium from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. and from
1 to 2 p.m.
iCommander Bob Fry USNR (ret.) was a yeoman
second class attached to Admiral Kimmel's flag
allowance stationed at the torpedo repair shop next,
to the submarine base.


He was returning from breakfast when the
attack began.
Charlie Swain was a nmchini-t'- mate second
class attached to the USS Vestal, a repair zhip tied
up to the USS Arizona's magazines bat teiship row.
He was blown over the side along with his cap-
tain when the Arizona'- magazines exploded.
The event also will feature- a brief documn,-ntary
on the attack produced by John Ford.
The two Pearl Harbor survivors will speak for
about 15 minutes each after the short film and
answer questions.
For more information on the free event. call LTC
Michael Lentz at 519-7967, Summerlin Academy.


Bartow Christmas Parade Tomorrow


Downtown Bartow's annual Christmas Parade
will be held tomorrow at 6 p.m.
The parade will begin at IMC Park north of the
Bartow Civic Center, go north on Broadway
Avenue to Main Street, then east on Main to First
Avenue.
Tr',phies will be awarded for the best floats in
five areas: Best Professional, Best Non-
Professional, Best Church, Best School, and Best
Animal Entry.


Mamie's School of Dance will perform after the
parade, beginning at approximately 7:15 p.m., on
the o:uth side of the Polk County Historical
Museum. Food will be available for purchase.
beginning at 5 p.m., from local organizations as
well as downtown restaurants.
The parade is sponsored by Main Street
Bartow, Inc.. and the City of Barlow.
For an application or more information, call
Main Street Bartow, Inc., at 519-0508.


County Receives Grant for Peace River Estates


:A two year battle with wind, water'
and government is finally over and 13
homes in Peace River Estates Unit 2 are
now being torn down.
The sometimes waterfront, somd-
times under\%ater land is situated in the
northeast corner of the' housing develop-
ment. and county officials hope to even-
tually renovate the land, which can
never be sold, as a public park.
A group of homeowners with a large


portion of their homes underwater
appeared before the county commission
in September ouf 2004. Following the
three hurricanes, the homes simply -utc-
cumbed to the rising tide, and flooded.
Built before the .current flood plan
went into effect the homes will continue
to flood in times of weather disaster, Jeff
Spence, director of natural resources for
the county, said.
The county requested $11,141,527


through: the Florida Department of
Commi.nity Affairz. the Federal
Emergency Management Agency for the
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The
funds were approved, with a county
match.
The money was requested for the pur-
chase of 21 properties and lots in the
subdivision. Five homeowners subse-
quently opted out of the request, leaving
13 homes and three lots in the program.


So far, the county has spent
$192,450.43, and is expected to expend
$205,037.50 before the project is fin-
ished.
On Tuesday, Nov. 21. commissioners
voted to accept a grant from the
Southwest Florida Water Management
District to match the county's contribu-
tion to the purchase of the homes and
land.
Staff recommended the additional


unexpected funds be used to map the
county for the drainage master plan,
hopefully pinpointing future problem
areas.
'This has been a good day for the
county and a good day for the residents,"
Commissioner Randy Wilkinson said,


THE HOUSES.are gone and the water has receded since the hurricanes of 2004 (left). The northeast
portion of Peace River Estates (above) may soon become a public park. (Staff photos)


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Bartow FUMC Advent Music


Series Begins
Sounds and Silences of
Christmas will again be pre-
sented this year at the First
Uhited Methodist Church sanc-
tuary.
This Advent series takes place
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 13, and 20,
from noon to 1 p.m.
As a gift to the people of Bar-
tow and surrounding cities, ad-
mission is free, and those attend-
ing have the opportunity to slow
down in this busy season to hear
music and reflect on the true
meaning of Christmas.
This Wednesday's concert-will
include Beverly Etheredge and
Bill Wright, prelude, "The Man-
ger Medley,". by Kirkpatrick-
Bock; welcome and scripture,
Luke 1:26-38, by Pastor Roy
Lowe; Ken Allen, "Joseph's
Song,", by Joseph Martin; Jenni-
fer Gilmore, "O Holy Night," by
Adolphe Adam, accompanied by
,Bever y Etheredge; Richard
Lake, trumpet, "First Noel," ar-
ranged by Lloyd Larson; Mike
Keedy, "I Wonder as I Wander,"
by John Jacob Niles, accompa-
nied by Beverly Etheredge; Su-
san Bergdoll, "Jesus, Jesus, Rest
Your Head," by John Edmund,
accompanied by Carol Keen;
Wendell Waters, cello, and
Nadine Robbins, piano, "Holy
Night, Peaceful Night," by
Barnby; Wendell Waters and
Mike Keedy, "Gesu Bambino," by
Pietro Yon, accompanied by Bev-
erly Etheredge; Jennifer Gil-
more, "Ave Maria," by Schubert,
accompanied by Beverly Eth-


Wednesday.
eredge; Beverly Etheredge and
Bill Wright, "How Great Our
Joy;" Wendell Waters, Susan
Bergdoll, and Carol Keen, "In
the Bleak Mid Winter;"
Richard Lake, "Joy to the
World," arranged by Larson, ac-
companied by Bill Wright; Bpn-
nie Allen, "Birthday of a King,"
Neidlinger, arranged by Larson
CD; Susan Bergdoll, "Little
Drummer Boy," by Dayis, Ono-
rati, Simeone, arranged by Lari
Goss CD; and Jennifer Gilmore,
"Make My Life a Bethlehem," by
Martin, and Courtney, accompa-
nied by Beverly Etheredge.
Prayer by Roy Lowe and the
postlude by Bill Wright will con-
clude the concert.
The above performers lso
will be featured in following con-
certs. Bill Wright and Beverly
Etheredge will again perform
their organ and piano duets, and
Stephanie and Marion Harrisdn
will share their talents accompa-
nied by Janet Heidtman on Dec.
13.
Brandon Pickard, Morgan
Pickard and Amanda Agnew;.
Pam and Mary Wyant; Evie
Weiss and the third grade class;'
Susan Bergdoll; Sara Van Hook;
Roy Lowe; Amber Locke on flute;
and Heath Peterson on hand-
bells and vocals, will perform at
the concert Dec. 20.
Those who can't stay for the
entire concert may leave at any
time. Performers will meet and
greet after each concert..


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County Receives 'Family Safety House'


T: il,. time ',as fin'dly cme -
. F ,:_l: C, -urit\'s re safety h.ul:
hi.:, :,,.e-n re ia,:la .- d.
During the- '2o( i hhurrimani
s,.n_.-,,,, HurTi,:.u:-ne Charlei'.s r:ai,
demolished the. inrvalu.il life-
safety tool used by the Polk
County Fire Department to visit
various schools teaching fire and
life safety education.
The replacement' house, the
"Family Safety House," will
serve multiple purposes. It is
equipped to simulate a smoke-
filled house to teach children
and adults how to properly es-
cape in the event of a fire.


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Ad.:ult., as- well as chi'illdri-n.
will receive inst::ruction in pre-
paredness- and safety when,
readying for an impending,
storm. .-,i -,. -].,11, participants.
will receive instruction in the'
..-i use of 9-1-1 and the emer-
gency medical service -: t r'i.
"This new house was designed
with. Lilie-- in mind," said Polk
C u i: public safety public edu-


cati.rn ':t'fic':r Ros a Ward. "There
is p, much tr',ii to: public safety
t!,.ii, jlu-t c'hildlJrern's fire safety
e.ilui' t.,rn. sandi tiis tool \\ill pr.:-
-idce u'. with tilducaticin opportiu-
rutits v.e ha.- not.yet been able
to utilize'.
The new mobile classroom
will be an education toolfor the
masses. It may:also be utilized
as a joint information center
. h.i needed.
For more information about
the new family safety house or to
schedule the house for an event,
e-mail Ward at pubed911@
polkfl.com.


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world should go on;
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Don't part with your illusions.
When they are gone you may
still exist but you have ceased
to live.
-Mark Twain
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Mental Fitness Topic of.

Bartow Lions Club Meeting
Barbara Herrington, geriatric eight brain fitness tips: take a,
care manager and financial plan- guided tour, then write an out.
ner with Posit Science Brain Fit- line of everything you remember;
ness in Lakeland, guest speaker listen to a new song, then learn
for the Nov. 28 luncheon meeting to sing along with the song; sit
of the Bartow Lions Club, told outside your house, look straight
members that mental fitness is ahead and concentrate on every-
just as important to life as is thing you can see without mov-
physical fitness. ing your eyes;
She also outlined ways to Write a list, then try again to
keep the brain sharp and fit. see if you can add to the list; lip-
Posit Science offers an eight- ten to a classical musical compo-
week, 40-lesson program for sition, then dissect it into instru-
Brain Fitness, which is reported ments you hear coming in and
to improve memory, strengthen out of the composition; turn your
communication, and sharpen TV volume down, agd when you
thinking. can hear well, turn it down an-
The computer-based program other notch; take up crocheting
gives continuous feedback on or knitting; find an activity such
progress, adjusts to the individu- as a crossword puzzle or playing
al's need and performance, is solitaire, then try to do it better
both challenging and engaging, and more quickly.
requires no prior computer expe- The speaker stressed the im-
rience, and offers coaching to the portance of adequate sleep and
student, Ms. Herrington said. proper diet in improving brain
Exercise, she said, is of spe- function. She recommended that
cial help in combating mental the diet include omega 3, blue-
problems such as memory loss, berries, and fish oil.
difficulty in communicating and Price for participation in the
processing information. Brain Fitness Program is $395
"Do you have trouble with single and $495 double.
memory, do you search for a Ms. Herrington may be
word, try to remember why you reached at 520 South Florida
walked into a room, or some- Avenue, Suite E, Lakeland, or by
times lose your keys?" Ms. calling 866-841-3824.
Herrington asked. "Give your President Fred Egli intro-
brain a chance to be fixed." duced the speaker.
Ms. Herrington offered these


Winter Wonderland

planned In Lakeland


Winter Wonderland comes to
downtown Lakeland once again.
Lighthouse' Ministries' resi-
dents and staff will present the
12 Days of Christmas Winter
Wonderland event Dec. 12-23
from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The event will be held at the
Jay and Eloise Troxel Family
Life Center at 215 East Magno-
lia Street in downtown Lake-
land.
Winter Wonderland is a fun
way for families and friends to
take part in the Christmas Mis-
sion experience.
Everyone is invited to travel
the trail of Christmas Lights and
step into a Wonderland of awe.
On the journey through the land
of lights, children will meet
Santa and parents will receive a
complimentary photo opportu-
nity.
The trail also features carol-
ers, reindeer and their sleigh, a
small wood framed chapel just


the:right size for the children,
and a nativity scene with live
animals moving about in the sta-
ble.
In this quiet Christmas set-
ting, the real story of Christmas
is read to.travelers. Once the
story is'finished, a gift will be .'
given to every boy and girl. '
Admission is free, for informa-
tion, call 687-4076 and 687-3705
or visit, www.lighthousemin.org.


Free Chili tat.ARP iChurch

Following .Bartow Parade


How do you like your' chili?
Hot or not?
Either way you like it served,
Associate Reformed Presbyterial
Church of Bartow will hand over.
your bowl of chili, free of chi.- ;l.
following the Christmas parade
through. Downtown Bartow on
Tuesday, Dec. 5.
The chili will be available to
anyone who chooses to come to
the ARP Grady Oates fellowship
hall 'from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The church is located at 205


Homes with attics often cdn-
tain treasures and so does the
attic of Polk County Historical

One of those treasures will be
displayed beginning Tuesday,
Dec. 5, and through the end of
February. Polk County Leisure
Services will showcase "Clothing.
in the Attic" at the Polk County
Historical Musuem.
The clothing was literally
taken from a steamer trunk from.
the old courthouse attic. Still
neatly folded inside were grand-
ma's unmentionables, wedding
dresses, baby gowns and bon-
nets, tatting and lace, knickers,
hats, and heels, all telling a
story about dress and fashion in
V].. County.
"In the Western world, from
the 1.890s to World War II, pro-
nounced changes occurred in the
way we dress," said Tom Muir,
curator at the museum.
"Imagine in just a 30-year pe.
riod, women's hems rising from
floor-length to ankle-length and
then to mid-calf. The waistline
went from a sturdy hourglass to
the vertical line as l,.'il.,ul cor-
sets were discarded.. ,
.. -,,n '.infants ].- '-,.i,-..i '7
months, they wore ~iwns to the
-ankle, to. allow little legs to
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parking is available just north of.
the church in the City of Bartow
paved ,1 : ._: lot, as well as in.
the ya 'd just south 'of the
church...
Men of the. church will be
marching in the parade and will
hand out ticLhe t. to. the free din-
ner along the parade route.
The -it,- of tli.: chui-.h fellow-
ship hall \v. 11 1;. I- mal k.i d 1' b large
signs piacedin the church yard.


boy might get his first pair of
knickers and stockings. Putting
on your first long trousers sym-
bolized entering manhood."
Admission to the exhibit is
free. The Polk County Historical
Museum at 100 East Main
Street, Bartow, is open Tuesday
through Friday (9 a.m. to 5
p.m.), and Saturdays (9 a.nm. to. 3
p.m.). For more information, call
the museum at 534-4386, or visit
the museum, website at polk-
countymuseum.org.


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Fort Meade Jamboree to Close;
Final Show Saturday, Dec. 9


After 18 years of entertaining
residents from Fort Meade and
beyond, the Fort Meade Jambo-
ree will make its-final showing
this coming.Saturday, Dec. 9.
Sponsored by Fort Meade Lei-
sure Services, the event has gone
oh year after year, 12 months
out of the year, with an annual
festival each November.
'1Thi-s :tte-niding through.the
.years have enjoyed country,,gos-
pel, and bluegrass music, clog-
ging, and more, all free of
charge. Organizers agreed from
the start to never charge for en-


try to the jamboree. and that
they would never pay people to
entertain, coordinator Lee De-
Vane said.
DeVane has been running the
jamboree on his own for some
time now, and says he can no
longer keep the event, going by
himself.
The event takes place at Fort
Meade Outdoor Recreation Area.
located just east of Peace River
on Highway 98.
A schedule for Saturday will
run in Thursday's edition of The
Polk County Democrat.


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Reception

Set For

Delores Avery
A reception to honor Fort
VMeade Deputy City Clerk Delo-
res Avery will be held on Tues-
day, Dec. 5, from 3:30 to 5:30
p.m.
The event will be held at Fort
Meade City Hall.


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Polk Community College will
hold Educator Preparation Insti-
tute (EPI) information meetings
on Dec. 7 and Jan. 11, from 6 to
7 p.m. in room WST-126 of the
student center on the Winter
Haven campus.
The session will provide infor-
mation about EPI, an acceler-
ated program for non-education
majors who wish to become
highly qualified (K-12) teachers
and obtain professional state cer-
tification.

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PCC assists the Polk County
School District by recruiting,
training and producing highly-
qualified, workforce ready teach-
ers in the school system.,
The program, which runs
from August 2006 to April 2007,
features a combination of face-
to-face Saturday classes and
Internet.
For further information call-
Beverly Woolery at 292-3642 or
e-mail bwoolery@polk.edu.


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December 4, 2006 The Polk County Democrat 3


Epilepsy May Prevent Safe Driving


Evei- though they are at'high
risk for car accidents, many peo-
ple with epilepsy whose seizures
are poorly controlled continue to
drive, according to a new Univer-
sity of Florida study.
The main reason they con-
tinue to get behind the wheel?
It's often the only way they can
make it to work, say UF re-
searchers, who cite the need to
keep patients with epilepsy pro-
ductive yet safe. .
SNearly one in every five is hit-
ting the road, the UF research
revealed.
The study, described in the
journal Epilepsy & Behavior,
was the first to look at factors
that influence why they do, said
co-author Dr. Ramon Bautista,
an assistant professor of neurol-
ogy at the UF College of Medi-
cine-Jacksonville.
"Whether or not they can
drive and how they can drive is
always. an issue with the epi-
lepsy population," Bautista said.
"We set out to identify two
things what factors are associ-
ated with driving and why folks
who ought not to. be driving con-
tinue to.drive."
More than 2. million Ameri-
cans live with epilepsy, a disor-
der in which nerve cells in the
brain misfire, sometimes causing
them to lose control of body
movements.
Accordingly, 'all states have
enacted strict laws regulating
whether people with epilepsy are
permitted to drive. Most man-
date that drivers be seizure-free
for at least six months to a year,
Bautista said.


But even strict regulations
don't keep some epilepsy pa-
tients from driving when they're
not supposed to. UF researchers
surveyed more than 300 patients
in northeast Florida and south-
east Georgia being treated for
epilepsy and found that nearly
20 percent of those who had at
least one seizure a year drove.
Even worse, nearly 25 percent
of patients who reported daily
seizures admitted to driving oc-
casionally, Bautista said.
"I thought the statistics would
be lower than that and was sur-
prised that so many with poorly
controlled epilepsy continue to
drive," he said. "This has always
been a problem for epilepsy pa-
tients because driving serves
both a social and a practical pur-
pose. And if motorists with epi-
lepsy are caught driving when
they're not supposed to be,. their
license can be taken away."
Bautista said he was sur-
prised by the reason why some
study participants continued to
drive: Most did so not because
they had achieved good seizure
control or did not have side ef-
fects from their medication, but
because they needed to get to
and from work.
"In many ways we have all
these nice rehab programs for
epilepsy patients but part of the
reason they don't become fully
successful is because we fail to
consider the more practical
things like how they're going
to get to work," he said. "These
folks are not bad folks. They're
not doing it because they want to
hurt someone They're doing it.


because they need to work."
Ultimately, seizure-related
motor vehicle accidents make up
a small proportion of all crashes,
said Dr. Robert S. Fisher, neu-
rology professor and director of
the Stanford Epilepsy Center.
A 2003 study he conducted
with Mayo Clinic neurologist Dr.
Joseph Drazkowksi and others
compared seizure-related motor
vehicle crashes in Arizona before
and after the state eased its
driving restrictions, requiring
drivers to be seizure-free for only
three months instead of a year.
"Although this issue receives
a lot of. attention because of a
few tragic anecdotes, we found
that only 125 of 164,000 crashes
in Arizona over period of six
years were likely due to sei-
zures," Fisher said. "This is a
very small fraction compared to
other risks at the whe el, and
education of patients, families,
physicians and the public is
needed to put the true risks of
seizures at the wheel in perspec-
tive."
People with epilepsy who are
a possible risk to themselves or
others should not drive, Bautista
stressed. But physicians and
community leaders need to ad-
dress epilepsy patients' deeper
needs the chance to be pro-
ductive and have gainful employ-
ment despite their condition, he
said.
"That means we need to pro-
vide more home-based employ-
ment and develop better trans-
portation systems," he. said.
"Telling them they can't drive
does not answer their needs.".


Friends of Fort Fraser FSC Presents

Trail Seeking Members Monologues


Even though it doesn't official-
ly open until Saturday, Fort
Fraser Trail already has lots of
friends.
A new group has plans to help
improve the trail and have fun
along the way.
Friends of the Fort Fraser
Trail will meet tonight at 6 p.m.
at First Community Church
social hall.
Organizers are looking for
members interested in family,fun
and- fitness, according to
spokesman Susan King.
Membership is free, and a
number of events and future
improvements already are being
discussed.
Currently, the group is selling
300 live butterflies for $10. They
will be released during the grand
opening festivities at 11 a.m. on
Dec. 9, after the ribbon is cut.


Butterfly certificates can be pur-
chased by calling 534-4340.
Proceeds from the sale will be
used to make future improve-
ments along the trail, such as
landscaping and gardens.
Options discussed so far for
next year include planting a but-
terfly garden, planting and grow-
ing giant sunflowers along the
trail, and holding a mile long
yard sale.
Organizers hope that entire
families will join Friends of the
Fort Fraser Trail. The group is
working on activities for the
Highland City trailhead, where
Santa Claus will arrive by fire
truck at noon.
Tonight's meeting will be held
at the church on CR 540
(Christina Road) on the north
side, a short distance from U.S.
Highway 98.


Florida Southern College De-
partment of Theatre Arts pre-
sents "An Evening of Mono-
logues" on Dec. 8 and 9.
The event begins at 7 p.m.
both days in the Fletcher Thea-
tre on the FSC campus.
The collection of monologues,
written by theatre arts professor
Paul Bawek, will be performed
by FSC students under the direc-
tion of senior Nicole Stewart.
All of the monologues are 60
to 90. seconds long and cover a
wide variety of genres.
The event is free and the com-
munity is welcome to attend. For
further information, contact the
Buckner Theatre at 680-4226.


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Jose Feliciano To

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South Florida Community
College will welcome world class
performer Jose Feliciano to the
SFCC Auditorium stage on
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Feliciano is known for his in-
ternational presence that has in-
fluenced popular music for more
than two generations.
Known for bridging musical
styles, Feliciano is recognized as
the first Latin artist to cross
over into the English music mar-
ket, opening doors for others who
now play an important part in
the American music industry.
Guitar Player Magazine
awarded him "Best Pop Guitar-
ist," placing him in their "Gal-
lery of Greats." He has been
awarded more than 45 gold and
platinum records and has won
16 Grammy nominations, which
earned him six Grammy Awards.
In 1996, Feliciano was se-
lected to receive Billboard maga-
zine's Lifetime Achievement
Award.
Three songs have been mile-
stones for Feliciano: "Light My
Fire," which was number one on
the charts in 1968; "Che Sera," a
mega-success in Europe, Asia,
and So'utl America; and "Feliz
Navidad," the Christmas song
that has now become a tradition
worldwide during the holiday
season.
Feliciano, a native Puerto Ri-,
can, rwho was born blind, is one
of 11 children.
He began his love affair with
music at the age of three when
he first accompanied his uncle
on a tin cracker can. When he
was five, his family immigrated
to New York City. He soon be-
gan, to teach himself how to play
the guitar with nothing but re-


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Jose Feliciano
cords as his teacher, practicin
for as many as 14 hours a day.
He was exposed to rock and
roll in the '50s, which inspire
him to sing.
The "ten fingered guitar wiz
ard" had earned five Grammy
Award nominations and won tw
Grammy Awards by the time he
reached the age of 23.
Aside from singing, Felician
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shows, movies, and has hoste
his own radio show.
Tickets range from $21 to $3
and may be purchased online 24
hours a day, seven days a wee
at www.southflorida.eddu.
Tickets. also may be pur
chased by calling the SFCC box
office at 784-7178 or by visiting
the box office located at the front
.of the SFCC Auditorium, 60(
West College Drive, Highlands
Campus, Avon Park, 11:30 a.m.
2:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.


WorkForce

Seminar

Planned
Polk Works WorkForce 2020
Roundtable series continues
Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 3 to 5
p.m. at the Bob Crawford Agri-
cultural Center, 605 East Main
Street.
This free seminar "Super-
vising Today's Workforce: Work-
place Needs of Gen X and Gen Y"
will cover best practices in
working with Gen X and Gen Y
employees.
p These workers make up 52
percent of today's workforce,
bringing different ideas about
the management mix.
Antendees hear first-hand
from a panel of successful Gen X
and Gen Y employees and get in-
depth, up-close, and personal su-
g pervisory methods that bridge
the generations.
Register on-line at www.polk-
d works.org/workforce2020 or call
534-2529.


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4 The Polk County Democrat December 4, 2006


Burchfield Doesn't Merit


Early Release from Prison


Every death of a young child is tragic;
violent death is perhaps all the more trag-
ic.
Tragic, and often meaningless.
Such was the death of three-year-old
Stevie Moore in Fort Meade nearly 33
years ago.
Steven Lamar Moore was shot to death
on Dec. 17, 1973, as he lay sleeping in his
bed. The facts are not at issue.
He was shot in the chest with a powerful
.357 magnum handgun by Riley
Burchfield, his stepfather.
Burchfield and the child's mother "were
reportedly having problems," in the cir-
cumspect language of newspaper
accounts. When she refused a reconcilia-
tion, Burchfield murdered her son.
In a plea bargain to avoid the possibility
of a death sentence, Burchfield pled guilty
to first degree murder the following year
and was sentenced to life in prison. Under
sentencing rules in effect at that time, he
would become eligible for parole or reduc-
tion of sentence after serving 25 years.
Given that a "life sentence" in Florida
once meant an average incarceration of
only seven to 10 years, even that degree of
leniency was an improvement to the cause
of justice.
Under sentencing rules now in effect,
Burchfield's "presumptive release date" is
Dec. 17,2014. Nonetheless, he is entitled to
periodic hearings before the State
Clemency Board to see if his release date
should be moved forward. The last was


held in 2001.
This Thursday, Dec. 7, he will be consid-
ered again for early release.
He doesn't deserve it.
No matter how successful, even exem-.
plary, his performance as an inmate in the
Florida prison system may have been, his
crime was reprehensible.
Forgiveness in the hereafter rests with
God, and perhaps in the sight of God,
Burchfield merits it.
Forgiveness in this life rests with the
State Clemency Board, and in our view, he
doesn't merit it.
Release on his presumptive release date
eight years from now is one thing; early
release as a reward for ... anything
would be a miscarriage of justice.
Anyone who wishes to convey his or her
sentiments to the State Clemency Board
may e-mail Gov. Jeb Bush, at
jeb.bush@myflorida.com.

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THINKING OUT LOUD / By S. L. FRISBIE, IV

Why Not Try Monkeys with Pencils?


Mike Beaudoin; my city editor
at The Tallahassee Democrat,
where I worked for three of my
four years at Florida State, had
this theory about probability:
Put enough monkeys with
enough typewriters in a large
enough room, and eventually,
one of them will type the Bible.
I'm not sure Mike's expertise,
lay either in probability or theolo-
gy, but it's an interesting theory.
Mike, who taught me much,
once offered this constructive
criticism of a story I had written:
"Frisbie," he bellowed across
the newsroom, "I've seen better
stories written by monkeys with
pencils in their tails!"
Monkeys of tha, caliber proba,-
bly would be the best bet to type
the Bible.
I was reminded of that com-
mentary on probability when I
read a story last week about a
database of international travel-
ers being compiled by Homeland
Security Dept. agents.
I'm thinking maybe a monkey
waving its pencil-laden tail in the
air may eventually write the
identity of a terrorist in .a
Homeland 'Security agent's note-
book. In both English and Arabic.
A fine-print notice in the
Federal Register disclosed that
federal agents have created an
Automated Targeting System
which seeks to identify terrorists
from passenger lists based on
such things as:
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ets. (That would be paper or plas-
tic, right?)
Their motor vehicle records.
(If this guy has a car, why does he
fly so much?)
*Seating preference. (Asking
to be seated in the cockpit would
be a definite clue.) ,
S What kind of meal they
ordered. (Referring to it as "my
last meal" probably would be
cause for concern, though per-
haps that is only a commentary
on contemporary airline cuisine.)
Lawyers, congressional aides,
and even cops said they thought
the Automated Targeting System
was keeping tabs only on cargo.
How you track the motor vehi-
cle records, seating preference
and meal orders of cargo was not
immediately clear, but after all,
even the best daily newspapers
sell for only 50 cents, so we're
probably not entitled to aggres-
sive investigation of such issues.
Our respect for individual
something-or-other requires that
for every swarthy-looking beard-
ed Middle Easterner who gets a
second look at the airline gate, we
must frisk three members of
Congress, two Fuller brush sales-
men, and an Ivy League cheer-
leader. Probability wouldn't
appear to be on our side with that
policy, but it is unquestionably
democratic... about one-tenth as
democratic as it is inane.
Civil libertarians are up in
arms over this remarkable
approach to identifying terrorists


by their choice in airline food, if
you can call it food. Presumably
these are the same civil libertari-
ans who would scream bloody
murder if airport screeners ques-
tioned someone on an airport
concourse wearing a sandwich
board declaring:
"I am a terrorist; what are you
going to do aboutit?"
Having reached the point in
my life that I can afford to travel
more often by air, that mode of
transportation no longer has the
luster that it once did, when
"stewardess" was one of the
proudest jobs that a high school
graduate could aspire to, airlines
competed with each other to offer
gourmet meals, and passengers
dressed for travel the way wor-
shipers used to dress fe church.
Hey, if profiling passengers by
seating choice and meal prefer-
ence will keep another airliner
from crashing into a New York
skyscraper, I'm all for it.
If my preference for a window
seat and my request for a second
tiny package of crackers with my
four ounces of Sprite marks me as
a bad guy, I'll just have to live
with that.
In the meantime, Mike
Beaudoin might be able to give
the feds a lead on monkeys with
pencils in their tails who aspire to
type the Bible.
They, too, might have their
way of identifying terrorists.


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S BARTOW So it's been
S agreed by everybody in charge
that our utility rates will go up
again the first of the year. How
can the com-aissioners justify
Giving the top three employees a
raise this year?
Doesn't seem to me that they
have the people's best interest at


heart. I'm sure the people of
Bartow on fixed incomes don't
have a hundred thousand dollar
a year retirement plan.
It wouldn't be so bad maybe if
they took what they are giving to
the top three employees and
added it to the amount they are
giving the police and fire depart-


ments so they can have a decent
salary. After all, they earn it.
They put their life on the line
every day for all of us, including
the commissioners and the city
hall.

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Myrtis J. Phebus


Myrtis J.
Phebus
Myrtis J. Phebus, 78, of Eagle
Lake, died of respiratory failure
Friday, Dec. 1,: 2006, at Good
Shepherd Hospice in Auburn-
dale. o J
Born in Bushnell on Jan. 31,
1928, Mrs. Phebu's moved to Ea-
gle Lake from Bartow two years
ago.
SShe was a homemaker, and
was formerly employed by Cy-
press Gardens Ski Company in
Winter Haven. She was a mem-
ber of First Baptist Church of
Eagle Lake, and of the Eagle
Lake Women's Civic League.
Mrs. Phebus was preceded in
death by her husbands, Dobbie
Weldon and Bill Phebus.
Survivors include three sons,
Leon Weldon of Eagle Lake,
Ddnnie Weldon of Plant City,
and Russell Weldon of Bartow;
one daughter, Daphne Weldon of
Winter Haven; two sisters, Eve- .
lyn Raulerson of Bartow and
Mable Thomas of Tampa; eight
grandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren.
Visitation: Tuesday, Dec. 5,
from 6 to 8 p.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
The funeral: Wednesday, Dec.
6, at 11 a.m., at the funeral
home, with Rev. Jeff Buchanan
and Rev. Tony Weaver officiat-
ing.'
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
tery in Bartow.
Memorial contributions: Good
Shepherd Hospice, 105,Arneson
Avenue, Auburndale, FL 33823.



J.L.
Cantrell
J.L. Cantrell, 81, a former
teacher and coach in Bartow,
died Friday, Dec. 1, 2006,,in -
Jacksonville.
A longtime resident of Cocoa,
Mr. Cantrell recently relocated
to Jacksonville. He was born in
Sweetwater, Tenn., on Oct. 18,
1925, to Alfred and Minnie Can-
trell.
He was a graduate of Lincoln
Memorial' University and the
University of Tennessee.
He began his teaching and
coaching career in Sweetwater,
and continued on that career
path in Crestview, Bartow, Lake
Worth, and Cocoa.
Mr. Cantrell was preceded in
death by his wife of 57 years,
Hazel.
Survivors include his. sons,
Bob Cantrell and wife, Christy,
of Montgomery, Ala., and Bill
Cantrell and wife, Karen, of Spo-
kane, Wash.; daughters;-Betsy
Akins and husband, Glenn, of
Midlothian, Va., and Patsy Auth
and husband, Gary, of Jackson-
ville; a sister, Ila Mae Thompson
of Orlando; and grandchildren,
Andrew, Adrienne, Steven,
Holly, Nelson, Amy, and James.
A private memorial service
will be held with the family in
Jacsonville.
Arrangements: Fraser Fu-
neral Home, Jacksonville.
Memorial contributions: Na-
tional Fish and Wildlife Founda-
tion, 1120 Connecticut Avenue
Northwest, Suite 900, Washing-
ton, D.C., 20036.

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Lessie D. Grogan

SLessie D.
Grogan
Lessie D. Grogan, 101, of Bar-
tow, died of natural causes Sat-
urday, Dec. 2, 2006, at Rohr
Nursing Home in Bartow.
Born in Lyons, Ga., on May
29; 1905, Mrs. Grogan moved.to
Bartow from Savannah 85 years
ago.
She was a citrus grade super-
visor for Lake Garfield Citrus
Co-op for 40 years. She was a
member of First Christian
Church of Bartow.
Mrs. Grogan was preceded in
death by her husband, Hoyt Gro-
gan.
She is survived by several
nieces and nephews.
Visitation: Tuesday, Dec. 5,
from 10 to 11 a.m., at First
Christian Church of Bartow.
The funeral will follow Tues-.
day at 11 a.m., at the church,
with Rev. Eddie W. Owen offici-
ating.
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
tery in Bartow.
Memorial contributions: Bar-
tow First Christian Church, 400
South Oak Avenue, Bartow, FL
33830.
Arrangements: Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.


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Doris
Durrance
Doris Durrance, 72, a native
of Polk County:who relocated to
Fort Worth earlier this year,
died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006.
Born May 30, 1934, Mrs. Dur-
rance was the daughter of the
late. Rusty DePuy, proprietor of
DePuy Hardware in Winter Ha-
ven, and was the widow of Ben-
jamin L. Dtirrance, former ex-
ecutive director of Bartow Air-
port Authority.
She was a graduate of Winter
Haven High School, and a 1956
graduate of Florida State Uni-
versity, where she was a mem-
ber of the FSU Marching Chiefs
and Delta Zeta sorority.
In the late 1950s, Mrs. Dur-
rance served as a flight atten-
dant for Eastern Airlines. She
later taught elementary school
in Bartow and Fort Meade.
Mrs. Durrance is survived by
two sons, Stuart Durrance of
Newnan, Ga., and Ben Durrance
of Fort Worth; and nine grand-
children.
A private service with family
will be held in Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that friends and loved
ones identify a needy family and
help ensure they have a blessed
Christmas.


As the 2006 hurricane season
comes to a close, the U.S. De-
partment of Homeland.Security's
Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (FEMA) and the
State Emergency Response
Team (SERT) are reviewing and
funding projects designed to pro-
tect people and property during.
the next disaster that impacts
Central Florida.
Organizations approved for
funds under the Hazard Mitiga-
tion Grant Program (HMGP) in-
clude the city of Kissimmee,
Lakeland Regional Medical Cen-
ter and the City of Titusville.
The grants pay for projects
such as retrofitting buildings to
better withstand high winds and
implementing measures to pre-
vent flood damage.
"Taking a proactive approach
to strengthening Florida commu-
nities against disaster is the
smart thing to do," said Scott R.
Morris, director of FEMA's Flor-
ida Long-Term Recovery Office.
"A recent study showed that


Months before stage produc-
tion, rehearsals and auditions'
for the spring play "Antigone,"
Southeastern University stui-
dents will learn the history of
this classic Greek tragedy.
Three professors have joined
forces to teach key elements of
the play, which features the
characters Creon and Antigone.
The play deals with moral and'
political issues which can be par-
alleled throughout the world and
in today's society.
In the "Meeting Antigone"
course, associate professor Irv
Ziemann will teach students
about the play's language ele-
ment; associate professor Ken
Myers will teach the history be-


Obituaries

Larry K.
Beasley
Larry K. Beasley, 52, of Bar-
tow, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2006,
in Tifton, Ga.
Born on July 6, 1954, Mr.
Beasley was a lifelong resident
of Bartow.
He was a construction worker.
He was a member of Bartow
Church of God and the Bartow
Moose Club.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Mr. Beasley was preceded in
death by his mother, Inette Bea-
sley.
Survivors include two sons,
Christopher Beasley and Timo-
thy Beasley of Graceville, Fla.;
his father and step-mother, Ray
and Wilda Beasley of Bartow;
two brothers, Jimmy Beasley
and Michael Beasley, both of
Bartow; and a sister, Janet
Trent of Bartow.
The funeral: Saturday, Dec. 9,
at 10 a.m., at Church of God of
Bartow, 1460 East Stuart Street.
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
tery of Bartow.
Arrangements: Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.


every $1 paid toward these types
of projects saves an average of
$4 in future disaster-related
costs."
Following the 2004 and 2005
hurricanes, FEMA set aside
more than $505 million in
HMGP funds for eligible organi-
zations in every county of the
state of Florida. The program is
administered by the state, with
projects funded 75 percent by
FEMA and 25 percent from
other sources.
"Our continued work with
mitigation projects has better
prepared communities across the
state to withstand the impacts of
future hurricanes and other dis-
asters," said Craig Fugate, direc-
tor, of the Florida Division of
Emergency Management.
Lakeland Regional Medical
Center applied for funds to make
improvements to its surgery
wing. The work. will make -the
building more resistant to hurri-
cane-force winds.
They received $1.75 million.


Small Business Development
Center Plans Seaminars


Small Business Development
Center at the Central Florida
Development Council Polk
County, is offering several busi-
ness seminars in December.
The seminars are held at Cit-
rus & Chemical Bank (Suite
300), 600 Broadway Bartow.
Quickbooks (cost: $65), Dec.
7 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Steps to Starting a Small
Business, Dec. 7 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Building the Ultimate Busi-
ness Plan I, Dec. 12 10 a.m. to
noon.om
Women/Minority Certifica-


tion (cost: $15), Dec. 14 10 a.m.
to noon.
Small Business Recordkeep-
ing, Dec, 14, 5:30 7:30 p.m.
Building the Ultimate Busi-
ness Plan II, Dec. 19 10 a.m.
to noon.
Steps to Starting a Small
Business, Dec. 21 9:30 a.m. to
nopn.
The. cost for each. seminar is
$35 unless otherwise indicated.
For more information, or to
register for a seminar, contact
the Small Busine-ss D\--el:pment.
Center at 534-2503.


hind the play; and communica-
tion department chairman John..
Pierce will cover the dramatic
and theatrical elements.
The class will follow a suc-
cessful archetype, offered last
spring. "Meeting Macbeth" was
taught by Ziemann, Myers, and
.Pierce and each focused on a, dif-
ferent elenir~ft?.'t' the 'Shake-
spearian play.
"The extra knowledge and un-
derstanding truly aided in pre-
senting the reality of the piece,"
Pierce said.
"What was so neat about the
Macbeth class was there was so
much miboie than just learning
the lines and doing the play,"
said Jennifer DuBell, a 22-year-
old Southeastern student. "We
studied the history and people of
that time period to really under-
stand what life was like,"
Seventy students took the
class and were involved with the
production which .sold out all
three performances.
"We had to turn away 90-100
people,". Pierce said.
The '"Meeting Antigone"
course will be offered during the
spring semester.
The play will be performed
March 23-25.


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December 4, 2006 The Polk County Democrat


Medicare Seminars Set


SLocally, the event is planned
for Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 1 to
3 p.m. at First Baptist Church in
Bartow, 410 East Church Street.
"It is open enrollment season
for Medicare beneficiaries," Put-
nam stated. "If you are a benefi-
ciary and are considering a
change in your Medicare cover-
age,. please consider attending
one of these informative semi-
nars. Now is the best time to de-
termine the options that are
right for you."


Congressman Adam Putnam
(R-FL 12) has announced that he
will hold a series of medicare
seminars to discuss upcoming
enrollment opportunities for sen-
ior citizens.
Representatives from the
Centers for Medicare and Medi-
caid Services, the Social Security
Administration, and the Depart-
ment of Elder Affairs' SHINE
will be available on site'to dis-
cuss specific Medicare benefit op-
tions.


Local Pre-K
Sites Earn

Accreditation
Thirty-five pre-kindergarten
sites at Polk elementary schools
have been awarded accreditation
by the National Accreditation
Commission for Early Care and
Education Programs (NAC).
SAccreditation is for a three-
year period and extends through
the 2008-2009 school year. NAC
accreditation recognizes each
school as an early care and edu-
cation program exemplifying ex-
cellence in the care of young chil-
dren.
NAC accreditation signifies
that schools have met standards
for licensing, staff have benefited
from professional development,
and children enrolled at these
sites are'in an environment that
is conducive to their individual
growth and development.
The accreditation process-in-
eludes a self-study, observations
by early childhood professionals
and evaluation by national com-
missioners.
Local reaccredited schools are:
Bartow Gibbons Street,
James Stephens; Fort Meade -
Lewis campus of Lewis Anna
Woodbury; Alturas, Alturas
Elementary; Lake Wales- Hill-
crest, Janie Howard Wilson, and
Polk Avenue.


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The Polk County Democrat December 4, 2006


Don't Overspend This Holiday Season


This time of year many people
are take advantage of school
breaks and the holidays to go on
vacation, visit friends or just get
out of the house for holiday shop-
ping.
Unfortunately, empty homes
also mean burglars will have
countless good prospects.
"It's a very vulnerable time
for homeowners," Ray Palermo,
director of public information for
Teachers' Insurance Plan, said.
"People are busy, distracted, and
not always focusing on the more
mundane things in life, like
making a home secure."
Here are a few tips for home-
owners:
Start by making a full exte-
rior examination of your house.
Make sure all locked doors and
windows have a tight fit when
closed. Check to see if there's
any "wiggle room" that could
give a thief enough space to
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entire property to ensure there is
nothing that could be used to
climb to upper floors.
Look in your windows to
make sure blinds are positioned
to screen the interior view, but
not closed completely.
You may want to move any
computers and televisions away
from prying eyes. Never leave an
"emergency key" hidden outside
your house.
Always leave your home in
a secure state, regardless of the
time you expect to be away. A
burglar watching your house is
capable of taking what he wants
in a few carefully planned mo-
ments.
When you are away from
the house, particularly for an ex-
tended period, be sure to make it
look lived-in. Put timers on a few
lights at varied times, put a
timer on a radio set to a talk-ra-
dio station, install a dusk/dawn
outside light or motion detector,


Polk County Transit Services
(PCTS) is working to increase
ridership on bus route 25 by im-
plementing enhancements that
will reduce waiting times and in-
crease the routes overall effi-
ciency.
As of now, transit officials will
reduce the number of times they
service the route's seldom used ,
stops in order to implement
highly-used additional stops.
The enhancements include
fewer stops during hours with
low*ridership at the Fort Meade
Community Center, Bartow Li-
brary, Walmart Supercenter,
Bartow MPC, and Gambro.
Additional stops will be added
during hours with high ridership
at the Bartow Courthouse, Hu-
man Services and .Carver Rec-.


ask a neighbor to pick up any
circulars that might pile up on
your doorstep, and stop delivery
of newspaper and mail.
In many instances install-
ing a home alarm system will
give you protection, a sense of
calm and even a discount on
your homeowner's insurance.
Walk around the interior of
your home and inventory major
possessions. An easy way:is to
place valuables out on tables and
videotape your house, room-to-
room of all furniture, paintings
and other possessions. Make a
list and place it, any photos/
video you took and valuables
themselves in a safe deposit box.
Tell a trusted neighbor on
your block that you will be away.
Activity or noise that may seem
normal, will be noticed if the
neighbor knows you are gone.
Make sure your insurance is
up to date.


reaction Center (and areas sur-
rounding it).
"Riders will be able to move
around Bartow even easier be-
cause we're offering more rides
during the times they prefer,"
said Jodi Chaquico-Lehman,
transportation supervisor.
Route 25 runs from Fort
Meade to Bartow Monday
through Saturday, and serves
approximately 1,600 residents
per month.
For more information about
the route changes, or any of
Transit Services' bus services,
call 534-5500.

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Sherry Maberry, media spe-
cialist at Bartow High School,
will host a special book fair from
Scholastic, called The Exchange,
through Friday, Dec. 8, to raise
funds for new books and comput-
ers.
The Exchange will feature a
wide range of books for young
teens and adults, including mys-
tery and adventure novels, fan-
tasy trilogies, sports guides,
anime, cookbooks, and the latest
bestsellers from more than 150
publishers.
The Exchange will be open
each day from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Parents, students, teachers, and
the community are invited to at-
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On Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m.,
the Exchange will extend the ,


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Millions of consumers may
find that their open hearts will
lead to empty wallets this holi-
day season.
Mike Sullivan, director of edu-
cation for Take Charge America,
a national non-profit credit coun-
seling agency, says shoppers
don't need to go broke in order to
spread some holiday cheer.
"Many Americans have a mis-
conception that the best gifts
have to cost a lot of money," he
said. "You can show your love
and affection without driving
yourself further into debt."
Consumers ard expected to
spend an average of $791.10
each on holiday merchandise-
this year, according to the Na-
tional Retail Federation.
Sullivan said shoppers who
charge their holiday purchases
will ultimately pay much more.
"The interest alone :on credit
card purchases can become a
huge burden," he said. "I've seen
many people get credit-card-
statement shock when they ex-
amine just how much money
they've accumulated in interest


hours for parents and commu-
nity members to come to shop for
books and novelty gifts that are
suitable as Christmas presents.
Parent volunteers Betty Con-
stance, Lisa Olinger, Becky
Rupp, and Sheila Thomas, and
media paraprofessionals Debbie
Bouchillon, Terri Currie, and
Ronnatasha Ward helped plan
the fair and also will help run it.


- all money they originally
hadn't planned to spend."
Sullivan has five tips to help
shoppers stay out of debt:.
Make a List Compile a
list of all the holiday gifts you
plan to purchase, and stick to
the list. This can prevent you
from purchasing extras, both big
and small. Remember, all those
trinkets can add up to big bucks.
Your list should also include
your max spending limit for
every item.
If you have to ship gifts to
people on your list, be sure to
consider the size and weight of
gifts as you make your list.
Keep the Plastic at Home -
If carrying your credit card pre-
sents too much of a temptation
toover-spend, leave it home.
If you do bring your card,
charge only gifts you can afford
to pay off when the statement
arrives. Just remember that you
will be charged interest on any
balance you can't pay off imme-
diately.
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gifts of the heart.
Create a scrapbook, recipe col-
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You can also volunteer your time
helping those less fortunate in
honor of someone you love.
It's Better to Give than Re-
ceive When you are holiday
shopping, don't squeeze in un-
necessary purchases for yourself.
These items can add up quickly.
Remember to stick to your list.
Go Online First Scope
out prices online before you head
to the stores. This way, you'll
know where to go for the best
deals.
If you purchase your gifts on-
line, remember to calculate addi-
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costs into your holiday budget.
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Ways To Save This Holiday Season


The holidays are a time of
wondrous joy and blessings.
We think of our loved ones,
the blessings of the past year,
and desire to show those around
us our affections. Unfortunately,
however, we sometimes make
the holidays a burden by over-
spending.
This year, before you fill the
stockings, don't forget to "Feed
the Pig."
The American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants
(AICPA) in conjunction with the
National Ad Council recently re-
leased the Feed The Pig cam-
paign to encourage saving and
reverse the trends of living be-
yond our means.
"Feed the Pig is a call to ac-
tion for young adults to take con-
trol and improve their futures,"
said Kathryn B. "Kathy" Ander-
son, CAE, FICPA CEO-executive
director.
Below are some tips from the
Florida Institute of CPAs
(FICPA) for expressing your love
this holiday season without
breaking the balk.
Look for low-cost activities
ice skating, caroling, or classic
Christmas movie nights are all
great ways to spend time with
family and friends.
Invite friends or family to
take a drive or a walk and look
at the holiday lights in your
neighborhood. End the night
with hot chocolate and cookies or
popcorn at home.
Host a holiday brunch in-
stead of a sit-down dinner. The
food and drink costs are less ex-
pensive, but you can still have a
great time visiting.
Host a potluck, instead of do-
ing it all on your own. This is a
fun, inexpensive way to enter-
tain and your guests will be
happy to pitch in.
Plan a progressive dinner
with friends. One person can
host the appetizer, the next
home can provide soup and salad
and so on.
Throughout the night, you can.
visit a number of homes without
any one family having to go to a
lot of work or expense.
Give the gift of time -


make a coupon for babysitting,
dog walking or spring yard
clean-up. The possibilities are
endless, so think of what would
be most helpful to the person on
the receiving end.
Draw names it's a great
way to cut down the number of
people you need to buy for and it
is a lot of fun.
Wrap your gifts with some-
thing different use comics,
newspapers, cloth or recycled
gift bags. Let the kids make
wrapping paper using plain
brown kraft paper and finger
paints. Let your imagination run
wild.
Separate shopping trips
from spending trips, and resist
taking cash, credit cards or a
checkbook on the shopping trips.
Ask retailers when the items
you are interested in buying are
coming on sale. Most retailers
will reveal sale dates because
they don't want you to shop their
competition.
Liquidators, buying clubs and
factory outlet stores usually offer
lower prices. Bulk buying with
other family members or friends
can also yield savings. Some-
times shopping later in the sea-
son will allow you to take advan-
tage of clearance sales.
Assess your child's current
inventory of toys before deciding
to buy new toys.
Ask yourself, "Does Johnny
really need this or am I just buy-
ing this because I am 'comme-
rcializing' Christmas?"
Consider giving books instead
of toys.
Books are great gifts, tend to
be more beneficial, and usually
last much longer than toys.
Have family members sug-
gest four or five desired items
within your price range.
Allocate dollar amounts for
everyone on your gift list and be
sure to stick to it. Then choose
one of the items to purchase if
and only if it is within your dol-
lar limit for that person.
Do not waste your money buy-
ing someone a gift that he does
not want. You worked hard for
your money so buy items that
are wanted and useful. Consider


giving a gift certificate from his
favorite store.
Pay cash for all gifts and
leave the credit cards at home. If
you can not pay your credit card
bill in full in January when the
statement arrives, then you
probably cannot afford the gifts
you are now buying in Decem-
ber.
By the way, are you still pay-
ing for last year's Christmas
gifts?
Consider gifts that don't
cost a lot of out-of-pocket money.
Giving a card to a young family
which entitles them to emer-
gency babysitting time, for ex-
ample, will result in savings for
both families.
Laundry or shirt-ironing for a
bachelor, a bimonthly sightsee-
ing outing for senior citizens or
gardening, housecleaning and
car washes for grandparents are
useful and often much needed
gifts.
At office parties and other
holiday functions, where you
might be asked to provide a gift,
suggest that instead of gifts, peo-
ple bring canned food for the
home less or disadvantaged
families and individuals.
Make lists of gifts, decora-
tions and food items that you
need to buy.
If you've had a tough year fi-
nancially, shrink your gift list oi
gift price amount. Perhaps it's
time that extended family starts
giving gifts only to children or
draw names for a grab bag.
Another way to stay organ-
ized is to plan a time to shop.
Running around on lunch hours
and evenings after work or shop-
ping with young children is ex-
hausting and not very produc-
tive.
Arrange for a day or half-day
off to do your shopping. Limit
unplanned purchases.
. It's easy to see holiday adver-
tising. displays and make im-
pulse purchases.
Shop for yourself the day af-
ter Christmas instead of before.
Christmas and take advantage
of the great sales. You will get
more goodies for your money.
Give yourself a gift that


keeps on giving invest the
money you would have spent on
a gift for yourself in a mutual
fund, savings bond, or purchase
shares in a store where you shop
regularly.
Investing produces dividends,
but shopping produces debts.
Which do you think will promote
more financial peace?
For more information on crea-
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also see Santa Claus when he
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trailhead in a fire truck at noon.
The historically significant
Fort Fraser Trail is a new 12-
foot-wide paved trail devoted to
Polk County residents who enjoy
walking, jogging, and bicycling.
It is constructed along the
abandoned CSX Railroad line
running parallel to U.S. 98
between State Road 540 (Winter
Lake Road) in Lakeland and
State Road 60 in Bartow.
.The trail is named after Fort
Fraser, the first in a network of
forts erected between 1837 and
1856 along a corridor connecting
Fort Brooke in Tampa with Fort
Meade in Polk County.
President Zachary Taylor com-
missioned Fort Fraser in 1837.
The forts along the trail housed
U.S. troops -during the Seminole
Wars and provided a safe haven
for early Polk County settlers.
For more information, call the
City of Bartow Parks and
Recreation Department, 534-
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Chamber of Commerce, 533-
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SECTION 1
AGF-PC-024(A)
FINAL RECLAMATION
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed bids from qualified Contractors
for furnishing all necessary labor, materials
and equipment, and performing all Work
required to reclaim Nonmandatory Clay
Settling Areas under the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection (FDEP)
Nonmandatory Reclamation Program, ad-
ministered by the Bureau of Mine Reclama-
tion (BOMR), AGR-PC-024(A) located in
Polk County, will be received by Mosaic
Fertilizer, LLC, P.O. Box 2000, Mulberry,'
Florida 33860 or at the Mosaic Pierce of-
fice until 2:00 p.m. local time on Wednes-
day, December 20, 2006. Bids properly re-
ceived and accepted will be evaluated by
the Owner and the Engineer. Shortly there-
after the successful bidder will be notified.
The proposed Work involves, complete
reclamation of Nonmandatory clay settling
areas (CSA), The CSA's involved are desig-
nated by the FDEP BOMR as Parcel AGR-
PC-024(A).
Bids and all attachments provided in the
"Instruction to Bidders" shall be directed
to the attention of Jack Rollins, and shall
be submitted in sealed envelopes marked "
Bids for the final reclamation of FDEP Par-
cel AGR-PC-024(A)." .
Plans, specifications and bidding docu-
ments for this project may be examined
and obtained for a reproduction cost of
$150, at the office of Florida Engineering
and Design, Inc. (FEDINC and/or Engineer),
255 County Road 555 South, Bartow, Flor-
ida 33830, by calling Nancy Phair. at
863.665.6363 at least 24 hours prior to
pickup.
Interested Contractors shall have had
previous experience with consolidation and
reclamation of clay settling areas. A list
of projects completed and/or un-
der contract shall be part of the
bid submittal of FEDINC. The list
Is to be "the Contractor's rele-
vant experience statement" and
shall include the name of the
project and/or parcel number,
acreage, current status of work (
percent complete), Owner's.
name, and telephone number and
name of Owner's representative.
All prospective bidders qualified, will be
invited to attend a mandatory pre-bid con-
ference on Wednesday, December 13,
2006, 2:00 PM at Mosaic Lonesome office.
The conference will provide qualified bid-
ders with an opportunity to discuss all as-
pects of the plans, specifications and bid-
ding documents with the Engineer and Mo-
saic Fertilizer, LLC and shall conclude with
a site visit. "No bid will be considered from
a bidder who fails to attend the pre-bid
conference."
Each prospective bidder agrees to waive
any claim it has or may have against Mo-
saic Fertilizer, LLC, the Engineer, and their
respective employees, arising out of the
qualifications of prospective bidders or in
connection with the administration,
evaluation, or recommendation of any bid.
Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC reserves the right
to reject any or all bids, to waive any mi-
nor irregularities in bids, and to accept tihe
bid which is deemed to be most favorable
and to the bed interest of Mosaic Fertilizer
LLC and the FDEP, after all bids have been
examined and canvassed.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CENTEX HOME EQUITY COMPANY, LLC
F/K/A CENTEX CREDIT CORPORATION,
D/B/A CENTEX HOME EQUITY CORPORA-
TION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MERRY MILLS WOOTEN, ET AL.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006-CA-004204
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: MERRY MILLS WOOTEN; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MERRY MILLS WOOTEN;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE whose residence is
26 LOMA LINDA, LAKELAND, FLORIDA.
33813.
and who is evading service of process and
the unknown defendants who may be
spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all
parties claiming ah interest by, through,
under or against the Defendants, who are
not known to be dead or alive, and all par-
ties having or claimant to have any right,
title or interest in the property described.
in the mortgage being foreclosed herein.
. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing property:
UNIT NO. 6 OF TRACT C,
AMENDED PLAT OF CASA
LOMA, A CONDOMINIUM, AC-
CORDING TO THE DECLARA-
TION OF CONDOMINIUM RE-
CORDED IN O.R. BOOK 1286,
PAGE 348, AND ALL EXHIBITS
AND AMENDMENTS THEREOF,
AND RECORDED IN CONDOMIN-
IUM PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES 1-6,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF ,POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against the corporation and
the corporation is required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to it on
DAVID J. STERN, ESQ. Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 801 S University Drive,
#500, Plantation, FL 33324 on or before
January 10. 2007 (no later than 30 days
from the date of the first publication of
this notice of action) and file the original
with the clerk of this court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition filed
herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at POLK County, Florida, this 30th
day of November, 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
Dec 4,11,2006-4179



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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
:CIVIL DIVISION
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS
TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JANICE ROACH, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006CA-003395
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 8th
day of November, 2006, and entered in Case
:No. 2006CA-003395, of the Circuit Court of the
10th Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County,
'Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION AS TRUSTEE is the Plaintiff and
'JANICE ROACH; STAFFORD ROACH; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
"IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
.ERTY are defendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the Jury Lounge
Second Floor, Polk County Courthouse, 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida (En-
try on Church Street), at the Polk County
Courthouse, in BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on the 13th day of December, 2006, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in'said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 46, OF EULA VISTA SUB-
DIVISION, WINTER HAVEN,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
.PLAT BOOK 32, PAGE 34, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
: ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is,necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cbst to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
fearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this j3th day of November 2006.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of The Circuit Court
By /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 2006-4106


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
1999 Ford F150 Pick-Up Truck, Black
in Color, bearing VIN#
1FTRX17LOXKCO2098, $230'00 in
SUnited States Currency and One Glass-
Slike Pope

CAS NO.
06CA-3750
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
TO ALL PERSONS WHO MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST IN THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY:
1999 Ford F 50 Pick-Up
Truck, Black in Color, bearing
VIN# 1FTRX17LOXKC02098,
$230.00 in United States Cur-
rency and One Glass-like Pipe
The Fort Meade Police Department
seized the above described, property
on or about August 23, 2006, at or
near West on Broadway Avenue in Fort
Meade, Polk County, Florida. A Com-
plaint for Forfeiture pursuant to the '
Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act, Sec-
tions 932.701-707, Florida Statutes (
2005), has been filed in the Circuit
Court, in aid for Polk County.
If no claimants appears and no claim is.
filed, a request will be made for an im-
mediate hearing and Final Order of For-
feiture.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that true and correct
copy of the foregoing was furnished by
regular U.S. Mail to Ms. Marisa Fernan-
dez, 703 1/2 French Avenue South,
Fort Meade, Florida 33841 this 20th
day of November, 2006.
Kirk S. Warren, Esquire
Post Office Box 151
Lakeland, FL 33802-01 51
(863) 688-3400'
FI. Bar No. 439177
Attorney for City of Auburndale, Flor-
ida.
Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 2006-4112



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA'
CIVIL DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY, AS TRUSTEE, OF AMERIQUEST
MORTGAGE SECURITIES, INC., ASSET"
BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2004-R9, UNDER THE POOLING
AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS
OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2004, WITHOUT RE-
COURSE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LORETTA YOUNG; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
LORETTA YOUNG; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005CA-004330-0000-SEC 08
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Motion and Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale
Date dated the 8th day of November 2006
and entered in Case No. 53-2005CA-004330-
0000-SEC 08, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County, Florida,
wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE, OF
AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE SECURITIES,
INC., ASSET BACKED PASS THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-R9, UNDER
THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREE-


MENT DATED AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2004,
WITHOUT RECOURSE, is the Plaintiff And
LORETTA YOUNG; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
LORETTA YOUNG; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defen-
dants.. will'sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the JURY LOUNGE, SECOND
FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255
N BROADWAY, BARTOW, FLORIDA (ENTRY
ON CHURCH STREET), at the Polk County
Courthouse, in BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on the 13thday of December 2006 the follow-
ing described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 17, COOPER ADDITION, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 56, PAGE 15,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS Of'OLK


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COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 1th day of November 2006
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armiio
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 2006-4109

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
HARPER ENTERPRISES, INC., a Florida
corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ENRIQUE FLORES; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ENRIQUE FLORES; and JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT REAL PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006CA-2841
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Fi-
nal Judgment entered in the above entitled
cause in the Circuit Court of Polk County, Flor-
ida the following described property:
Lot 17, MEADOW RIDGE ESTATES
PHASE III, as per the plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 103, Pages 46 & 47,
Public Records of Polc County, Florida.
offered for public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, at the Jury Lounge,
Second Floor of the Polk County Court-
house, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Polk County, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the
December 13, 2006.
Any persons Wanting to attend and bid on
a piece of property must pre-register in
the Circuit Civil or County Civil Department
during the hour of 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
All persons wanting to bid must be in line
to register by 9:00 a.m. If a person is not
in line to register by 9:00 a.m., that per-
son will not be allowed to register.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis
pendens must file a claim for such surplus
within 60 days after the sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary changeris necessary, the Clerk
wi, Fpo-i a rjc.li,e Li Cr ange" at the sale. loca-
ton olrecling the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adrinis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
Witness my hand and seal this 13th day of No-
vember, 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Courts
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 2006-4108

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, RURAL
HOUSING SERVICE, USDA,
Plaintiff,
v. R
EDWIN 'FLORES; MARIA I. PEREZ; and all
unknown parties claiming by, through, under or
against the herein named Defendants, who are
not known to be dead or alive, whether said
unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trus-
tees, spouses, or other claimants; TENANT #1
and/or TENANT #2, the. parties intended to ac-
count for the person or persons in possession;
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2006-CA-000777-0000-WH-SEC 04
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby.given that, pursuant to the
Sumrfiary Final Judgment of Foreclosure en-
tered on May 12, 2006, and the Order Reset-
ting Foreclosure Sale entered on November 8,
2006, in this cause, in the, Circuit Court of
POLK County, Florida, described as:
LOT 34, CITRUS HARBORS, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 66, PAGE 48, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 237 Larkspur Lane, Polk
City, FL '33868
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, at the Jury Lounge, Second floor, of
the Polk County Courthouse, located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, (Please note that the
main entrance is located on Church Street. No
entry is possible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change of location is
necessary, the Clerk will post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location directing the bid-
ders to the temporary sale location.), Bartow,
Florida, at 9:00 o'clock a.m., on December 13,
2006.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis pendens must
file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-


tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated at Bartow, Florida this 14th day
of November, 2006.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk-
(Seal)
Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 2006-4110


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANDREW WILKER, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2006CA-003423-0000-SEC 04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 8th
day of November, 2006, and entered in Case
No. 53-2006CA-003423-0000-SEC 04, of the
Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN
CHASE BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff and AN-
DREW WILKER; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPO-
RATED A NOMINEE FOR FREEDOM MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ANDREW WILKER; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY are defendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the Jury Lounge
Second Floor, Polk County Courthouse, 255
North Broadway Avenue,-Bartow, Florida (En-
try oh Church Street), at the Polk County
Courthouse, in BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on the 13th day of December, 2006, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 92, HAMPTON ESTATES
PHASE 1, VILLAGES 1-B AND
2-B, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT.
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 109, PAGES 18,
19, 20 AND 21, OF THE PUB-
,LIC RECORDS 'OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
All sales are to be held at the. Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255. North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note ,hai ir.e main en-
trance is located on Church Srreei N.o ernry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Cnange at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 13ir d. ay of November, 2006.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of The Circuit Court
By /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 2006-4104


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOANNE W. STRAIN a/k/a JO-
ANNE WIGGINS STRAIN,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
06CP-2731
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of J 0-
ANNE W. STRAIN a/k/a JOANNE
WIGGINS STRAIN, deceased, File No.
06CP-2731, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk Cqunty, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Drawer CC-4, P.O. Box 9000,
SBartow, Florida 33831. The names and ad-,
dresses of the.personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated.claims, on whom a copy of this
notice is served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All'other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is November 27 2006'
Personal Representative:
MELBA KAY ROBERTS
302 Hibriten Way
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Attorney for Personal Representative:
ABEL A. PUTNAM
Florida Bar No. 024090
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON, P.A.
Post Office Box 3545
Lakeland, Florida 33802
Telephone: 863/682-1178
Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 2006-4116



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS
TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JEDIAEL SIERRA, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006CA-003362
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 8th
day of November, 2006, and entered in Case
No. 2006CA-003362, of the Circuit Court of the
10th Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION AS TRUSTEE is the Plaintiff and
JEDIAEL SIERRA; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCOR-
PORATED AS NOMINEE FOR FINANCE
AMERICA, LLC; RIGOBERTO SIERRA; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY are defendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the Jury Lounge
Second Floor, Polk County Courthouse, 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida (En-
try on Church Street), at the Polk County
Courthouse, in BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on the 13th day of December, 2006, the follow-


ing described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 90, LAKE DAVENPORT ES-
TATES WEST PHASE ONE, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 96, PAGES 35 AND
36, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYSAFTER THE SALE.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse


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located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 13th day of November. 2006.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of The Circuit Court
By /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 2006-4105
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN. AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting
through the United States Department of Agri-
culture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers
Home Administration,
.Plaintiff,
vs.
LARRY A. COLSTON and LINDA COLSTON,
his wife,
Defendant. -
CASE NO.:
53-2006-CA-002113-0000-00, SEC 11
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN rhal pursuant
to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
entered on November 8, 2006, by the above
entitled Court in the above styled cause, the
urn-er-greid Clerk .lj Couri or any ol ns duly
aulnor.zed depules aill sell Ihe propeny silu-
ated in POLK County, Florida, described as:
Lot 9; Heath's Addition, as shown by
map or plat thereof recorded in the of-
fice of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in.
and for Polk County,. Florida, in Plat'
Book 63, Page 10.
at public outcry to ir,c n,ir,e-ia .adn best ladder
for cash on Decerrmer 13 2006 al 9 00 A M
in.the Jury Lue, oune, Second Floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broadway Avenue,
Bartow, Florida, subject toall a d valorem taxes
and assessments for the real property de-
scribed above.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS'FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS
OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow; Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation r, order iu paricipaie in
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain,.assistance.
Please contact.the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two.(2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED onr November 1 3, 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS '
Clerk of Circuit Court
Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-2
Bartow, FL 33831-9000
BY: /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 2006-4103

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
(PROBATE DIVISION)
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BARBARA AURELIA CRANDELL,
Deceased.
File Number:'
06CP-2761
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)i
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered in
the. estate of BARBARA AURELIA CRAN-
DELL, deceased, File Number 06CP-2761, by
the Circuit Court of Polk County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is Post Of-
fice Box '9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL
33831;tha the decedent's date of death was
November 1, 2006; that the total value of the
estate is $13,287.51 and that the names and
addresses of those to whom it has been as-
signed by such order is PETER J. TODD.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and other persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full payment was
made in the Order of Summary Administration
must file their claims with this court WITHIN
THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIIRI FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE-
CEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is December 4, 2006.
Person Giving Notice:
Peter J. Todd
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
KELLY B. HARDWICK, III
Florida Bar No.: 211028
P. O. Box 778
Bartow, Florida 33831-0778
Telephone: 863-533-1300
Dec. 4, 11,2006-4176


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN THE MATTER OR TERMINATION OF PA-
RENTAL RIGHTS FOR THE PROPOSED
ADOPTION OF A MINOR CHILD.
/

File No.:
2006DR-009353
FORMAL NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
To: Timothy Smith
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Joint Petition for
Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption
has been filed with the Court by Ramona L.
Blankinship, as Attorney for Petitioners
BOBBY and PATRICIA LEDFORD. You are


required to file with the Clerk of the above
Court within thirty (30) days from the date of
publication of this Notice, a copy of the writ-
ten objections, if any, to either Petition, and
serve a copy thereof on Petitioner's attorney,
whose name and address are:
RAMONA L. BLANKINSHIP, ESQUIRE
255 North Kentucky Avenue
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Failure to serve and file writtr,; objections as
required may result in a juodgnent or order
for the relief demanded in either Petition,
without further notice.
DATED THIS 21st of November, 2006.
Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18, 2006-4115


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
MIDFIRST BANK,
Plaintiff
vs.
JAMES E. SAVOLAINEN AND LISA M. SA-
VOLAINEN, CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERV-
ICES, INC.; MITCHELL SWEENEY,'AND UN-
KNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2005-CA-004659-0000
Division: 04
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in
this cause on September 28, 2006, in the Cir-
cuit Court of Polk County, Florida, I will sell the
property. situated in Polk County, Florida de-
scribed as:.
LOT 22, COUNTRY TRAILS PHASE
FOUR UNIT 2, AS PER PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 90, PAGES
22, 23 & 24, PUBLIC RECORDS OF,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER
WITH A 2001 REDMAN MOBILE HOME
:WITH SERIAL#'S FLA14615757A &
FLA14615757B.
and conimonly known'as: 4200 Portage
Drive; including the building, appurte-
nances, and fixtures located therein, at
public sale, to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, 'in the Jury Lounge, Second Floor,
Polk County Courthouse, 255 North Broad-
way, Bartow, Polk County, Florida will be
held at 9:00 o'clock, A.M. on December
13 2006.
Any persons claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
lis pendens must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
All sales are to be held at the.Jury Lounge;
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No.entry is.
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk '
will post a,"Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to Ihe temporary sale
location
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to: par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 7.11.
DATED tIhs 2W day ol October. 2006.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court.
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk,
(Seal)
Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 2006-4102


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE- 'DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RUSSELL A. CUNNINGHAM,
Deceased.
File No.
06CP-2768
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration -of the estate of. Rus-
sell A. Cunningham, deceased, whose
date of death was September 19, 2006,
and whose Social Security Number is 263-
21-6638, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is P.O. Box 9000,
Drawer CC4, Bartow, Florida 33831-9000.
The names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent aindiother
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this
notice has been served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM..
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this no-
tice is November 27, 2006.
Personal Representative:
Christopher A. Cunningham
5833 Bambi Court
Lakeland, Florida 33809
Attorney for Personal Representative:
John K. Stargel
Attorney for Christopher A. Cun-
ningham
Florida Bar No. 0814282
Shelby, Medina & Stargel, LLP
902 S. Florida Avenue,. Suite 101
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Telephone: (863) 577-4000
Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 2006-4119



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION, III,
Plaintiff,
vs..
GARY R. RISTER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
GARY R. RISTER; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTS,
IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION, III;
WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EX-
ISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT
#2;
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
06-CA-3435
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
.entered in the above-styled cause, in the
Circuit Court of Polk County, Florida, I will
sell to the property situate in Polk County,
Florida, described as:
Lot 94, SHADY BROOKE SUBDI-


VISION, according to the plat
thereof, as recorded in Plat Book
'87, Page 48, of the Public Re-
cords of Polk County, Florida.
To include a:
1994 BRENNER VIN 10L23911U
67076784
1994 BRENNER VIN 10L23911X
67076783
A/K/A 3464 E Shady Brooke
Dr, Mulberry, FL 33860
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at the Jury Lounge,
Second Floor, Polk County Courthouse,
255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Florida at 9__0 o'clock A.M., or as soon


thereafter 9Q00 A.M., the 13th day of
December, 2006.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk.County Court-
house located at 255 North Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from Broadway
Avenue. In the event any temporary
change of location is necessary, the Clerk
shall post a "Notice of Change" at the sale
location directing the bidders to the tem-
porary sale location.
If you are a person with.disabilities who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the Office
of the 'Court Administrator, (863) 534-
4690, within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED THIS 13th day of November, 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Nov. 27, Dec. 4; 2006-4107


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT. OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL.CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR .. POLK. COUNTY, 'FLORIDA
Veronica Bell-Euson,
Petitioner,
-and-
Rijnaldo Euson,
Respondent.
CASE NO.:
2006DR-9517
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSO-
LUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO:.Rijnaldo Euson
Last Known Address: Pear Rd #14, Or-
chid Rattle, St. Maarten, NA Vetty's Es-
tate, St. Motaon, NA.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been
filed against you and that you are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on Veronica Bell-Euson, whose
address is 1012 Kentucky Street, Haines
City, FL 33844, on or before December
28, 2006, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court'at 255 N.' Broadway,
Bartow, FL 33830 before service on Peti-
tioner or immediately thereafter. If you
fail to do so, a default may, be
entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Petition.
Copies of all court documents .in
this case, including- orders, are
available at the Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court's office. You may re-
view these documents upon re-
quests.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of
your current address. (You may
file Notice of Current Address,
Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future
papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record
at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, 'Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic dis-
closure of documents and infor-
mation. Failure to comply can re-
sult in sanctions, including dis-
missal or striking of pleadings.
DATED November 22, 2006.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Amber Loomis'
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18, 2006-4118




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK' COUNTY, FLORIDA GEN-
ERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
EMC MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
MICHAEL GORDON ROBERT MINTON, ET
AL.,
DEFENDANTS) '
CASE NO.: 2006-CA-4178 SEC
7
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: MICHAEL GORDON ROBERT
MINTON; SAMANTHA LYNN MIN-
TON
whose residence is unknown if he/she/
they be living; and if he/she/they be dead,
the unknown defendants who may be
spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all
parties claiming an interest by, through,
under or against the Defendants, who are
not known to be dead or alive, and all par-
'ties having or claimant to have any right,
title or interest in the property described
in the mortgage being foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing property:
UNIT NO. 18203, BAHAMA BAY
PHASE 18, ACCORDING TO THE
DECLARATION OF CONDOMIN-
IUM THEREOF, RECORDED IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK
5169, PAGE 1306, AND IN
CONDOMINIUM PLAT BOOK 15,
PAGE 21, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO-
GETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED
INTEREST OR SHARE. IN THE
COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTE-
NANT THERETO AND ANY
AMENDMENTS THERETO.
has been filed against you'and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on DAVID J.
STERN, ESQ. Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 801 S University Drive
#500, Plantation, FL 33324 on or be-
fore December 29, 2006 (no later than
30 days from the date.of the first pub-
lication df this. notice of action), and
file the original with the clerk of this
court either before service on Plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise, a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition filed herein.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, persons with dis-
abilities needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMINISTRATION,
at the POLK County Courthouse at, 1-
800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.


WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at POLK County, this 21st day of
November, 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
November 27, December 4, 2006 4122


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Public Notices


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Georgina F. Harris,
Deceased.
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number:
06 CP-2725
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST.THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered in
the estate of Georgina F. Harris, deceased,
File Number 06 CP-2725., by the Circuit Court
for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33831-9000; that the
descendant's date of death was October 4th,
2006; that the total value of the estate is $0.00
and that the name and address of those to
whom it has been assigned by such order are:
George Mitchell, Jr.
216 Whitman Road
Winter Haven, FL 33884
Jovet Mitchell'
216 Whitman Road
Winter Haven, FL 33884
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other than
those for, whom provision for full payment was
made in the Order of Summary Administration
must file their claims with this Court WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE. d
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE-
SCENDANT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-'
tice is November 27, 2006.
Person Giving Notice: -
George Mitchell, Jr.
216 Whitman Road
Winter Haven, FL 33884
Jovet Mitchell
216 Whitman Road
Winter Haven, FL 33884
LAW OFFICES OF J. KELLY KENNEDY
Attorneys for Person Giving Notice
198 1ST ST S
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880-3004
Telephone: (863) 294-1114
By: J. KELLY KENNEDY, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 03758781
Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 2006-4111

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
KERRY A. CASH,
Deceased.
File Number:
06CP-2681
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of KERRY.
A. CASH, deceased, whose date of death was
September 9, 2006; File Number 06CP-2681,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which
is 255 N. Broadway, Bartow, FL 33831-9000.
The names and addresses of the Personal
Representative and'the Personal Representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice
has. been served, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this
.court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE-
CEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
November 27, 2006.
Signed on November 12, 2006.
CHERYL CASH
Personal Representative
217 Granite Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33809
R. Mark Fore
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 0106836
GRAY ROBINSON, P.A.
Post Office Box 3
Lakeland, Florida 33802-0003
Telephone: (863) 284-2200
Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 2006-4120



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SARLINE RANDAZZO,
Deceased.
File Number:
06-CP-2677
Division Probate.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of ARLINE
RANDAZZO, deceased, whose date of death
was August 10, 2006, File Number 06-CP-
2677, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-
4, Bartow, FL 33831-9000. The names and ad-
dresses of the Personal Representative and
the Personal Representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice
has been served, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS'AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE-
CEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
November 27, 2006.


Personal Representative
GINA RANDAZZO
1 Summit Drive
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
Julia L. Frey
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 0350436
Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kentor & Reed, P.A.
215 North Bola Drive
Post Office Box 2309
Orlando, Florida 32802
Telephone: (407) 843-4600
Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 2006-4121


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
LOSA DEL SOL HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC., a Florida not-for-profit corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHNNY L. GOOSBY and CASSANDRA E.
GOOSBY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006-CC-00-3266
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to the Final Judgment in Foreclosure entered
on the 15th day of November, 2006, in Civil,
Action No. 2006-CC-00-3266 of the County
Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, in and for
Polk County, Florida, in which, are the Defen-
dants, JOHNNY L. GOOSBY and CASSAN-
DRA E. GOOSBY, and LOMA DEL SOL
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., is the
Plaintiff, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash
at the Polk County Courthouse, 255 N. Broad-
way, Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 20th
day of December, 2006, the following de-
scribed real property set forth in the Final
Judgment:
Lot 94, Loma Del Sol, Phase II E, according
to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book
104, Pages28 thru 31, Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus funds must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
All sales are to be held at the. Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice of hearing; if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service (800)
955-8770.
Dated this 17th day of November. 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERKOF THE COURT
By: /s/ Laureen Richardson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 2006-4113


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
THE CITY OF LAKELAND, FLORIDA, a
municipal corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CORA SCOTT; and BRYCE PETERS FI-
NANCIAL CORPORATION, a Domestic cor-
poration; and the unknown spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors or other parties
claiming by, through, under, or against the
above natural persons; and the several and re-
spective unknown assigns, successors in inter-
est, trustees, or any other person claiming by,
through, under or against any corporation or
other legal entity named as a defendant,
Defendants
CASE NO.:
53-2006CA-003752-0000-LK Sec 07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ALL'ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS
and all other parties by, through, under or
against them and all unknown natural person,
if alive, and if dead or not known to be dead or
alive, their several and respective unknown
spouses, heirs, devises, grantees and grantors
and other parties claiming by,lhrough or under
those unknown persons and any respective
unknown assigns, successors in interest, trus-
tees or other person claiming by,.through, un-
der or against any of the Defendants,
YOU ARE NOTIFIED THAT a action seek-
ing to foreclose your interest in and to the fol-
lowing property in Polk County, FlOrida, in
which you may claim an interest:
Lot 11, Block "K", PIKE ADAIR'S ADDI-
TION, according to the map or plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 13, Public
Records of Polk County, Florida.
-has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on Abel A. Putnam, Plain-
tiff's attorney, whose address is Post Office
Box 3545, Lakeland, Florida 33802-3545,
within thirty (30) days of the first publication of
this Notice of Action and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately thereafter. If
you fail to do so on or before said date, a de-
fault will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
DATED November 15, 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Courts
By: Is/ Mary Murphy
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Nov. 20, 27, Dec. 4; 11, 2006-4069







IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
I.L.E. PROPERTIES, INC., a Florida corpora-
tion,
Plaintiffs,
VS
WIESLAWA BALZAC,
Defendant.
CASE NO:
2006CC-2041
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on
November 27, 2006, this case now pending in
the above Court, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at 9:00 a.m. on December
27, 2006, at the Jury Lounge, on the 2nd floor
of the Polk County Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway, Bartow, Florida, as more spe-
cifically set forth in Schedule "F" attached
hereto, the following described following:
Lot 22, Block 338, INDIAN LAKE ES-
TATES, Unit 11, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 40, page 15,
Public Records of Polk County, Florida.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with a disability who needs


any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED this 28th day of November, 2006.
RICHARD WEISS
As Clerk
BY: /s/ Laureen Richardson
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 4, 11,2006-4172


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE 10TH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., A
Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SONG FON CHI, SONG CHOU TSUI LI, et
al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.:

2006 CC 003239
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAP-
TER45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order or Final Judgment entered
on November 27 2006. in this case now
pending in this Court, the style of which is
indicated above, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at 9:00 AM on
December 27. 2006, at the Jury
Lounge, Second Floor at the Polk
County Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway, Bartow, Florida
33830, the following described property:
LOT 17, BLOCK 849, VILLAGE 8,
NEIGHBORHOOD 2, POINCIANA SUBDI-
VISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
53, AT PAGES 29-43, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC
AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL
MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAYMENT
OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE
PAID FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSU-
ANT TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT.
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER
CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING
AFTER THE SALE, YOU.MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN
SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF
YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL
NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING
FUNDS.
All sales are to be held at the Jury
Lounge, Second floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located on'
Church Street. No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event any tem-
porary change of location is necessary,
the Clerk shall post a "Notice of Change"
at the sale location directing the bidders
to the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance. Please contact
the Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you
are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Serv-
ices 711.
DATED the 28th day of December.
.2006.
RICHARD WEISS
Clerk, County Court
By: /s/ Laureen Richardson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 4, 11,2006-4173


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE 10TH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., A
Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff,
Svs.
SONG FON CHI, SONG CHOU TSUI LI, et
al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.:
2006 CC 003238
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAP-
TER45 ,
NOTICE IS HEREBY, GIVEN pursu-
-ant to an Order or Final Judgment entered
on November 27 2006. in this case now
pending in this Court, the style of which is
indicated above, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at 9:00 AM on
December 27 2006 at the Jury
Lounge, Second Floor at the Polk
County Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway, Bartow, Florida
33830, the following described property:
LOT 18, BLOCK 849, VILLAGE 8,
NEIGHBORHOOD 2, POINCIANA SUBDI-
VISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
53, AT PAGES 29-43, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC
AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL
MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAYMENT
OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE
PAID FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSU-
ANT TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT.
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER
CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING
AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN
SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF
YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL
NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING
FUNDS.
All sales are to be held at the Jury
Lounge, Second floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located on
Church Street. No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event any tem-
porary change of location is necessary,
the Clerk shall post a "Notice of Chanae"
at the sale location directing the bidders
to the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled at no cost to you, to the provi-
siori of certain assistance. Please contact
the Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you
are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Serv-
ices 711.
DATED the 27th day of November.

RICHARD WEISS
Clerk, County Court
By: /s/ Laureen Richardson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 4, 11, 2006-4171



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE UNDERTHE TRUST AGREE-
MENT FOR THE STRUCTURED ASSET IN-
VESTMENT LOAN TRUST SERIES 2004-6,
PLAINTIFF


VS.
PAMELA GRAVELY, IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST PAM-
ELA GRAVELY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
PAMELA GRAVELY, IF ANY; JAMES JORIS-
SEN, AS TRUSTEE OF THE RT04 TRUST;
UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE RT04
TRUST; JAMES JORISSEN, AS TRUSTEE
OF THE RTPG TRUST; UNKNOWN BENEFI-
CIARIES OF THE RTPG TRUST; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN


POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
2005-CA-1178 Sec 8
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
November 14 2006 entered in Civil Case No.
2005-CA-1178 Sec 8 of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for POLK County,
BARTOW, Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at THE JURY LOUNGE,
SECOND FLOOR at the POLK County Court-
house located at 255 N Broadway Ave. in Bar-
tow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 15th day of
December 2006 the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
LOT 147, INWOOD UNIT 1, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 8, PAGE 40A, 40B AND
40C, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK .COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale if any other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens. must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor; of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North BroadwayAvenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry
is possible from Broadway Avenue. In the
event any temporary change is necessary,
the Clerk will post a. "Notice of Change" at
the sale location directing'the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 14th day of November 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Dec. 4, 11,2006-4169

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs. .
MARY C. IRELAN A/K/A CHRISTINA BRITT
IRELAN, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53-2006-CA-002130-0000-WH Sec 08
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Novem-
ber 8, ,2006 and entered in CASE NO. 53-
2006-CA-002130-0000-WH Sec 08, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and
for POLK County, Florida, wherein CHASE
HOME FINANCE LLC, SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION is Plaintiff and MARY C.
IRELAN A/K/A CHRISTINA BRITT IRELAN, et
al., are,Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash in the Jury Lounge,
Second Floor, Polk County Courthouse, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from Broadway
Avenue, in Bartow, POLK County, Florida,
9:00 AM o'clock on the 13th day of December,
2006, the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: '
LOT 503, LAKE PIERCE RANCHETTES
5TH ADDITION PHASE 1, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 82, PAGE 19, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2003
OAK SPRINGS LTD SKYLINE MOBILE
HOME ID# G2620180RA AND
G2620180RB
a/k/a 3807 Buck Board Trail, Lake Wales,
Florida 33898.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale. if any. other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a, claim
within 60 days after the sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED this 13 t day of November,
2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ I ori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Nov. 30, Dec. 4, 7, 2006-4125


NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF
SCHOOL BOARD SALARY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at its
regularly scheduled meeting on December 12,
2006 at 1:30 p.m. in the School Board Offices,
1915 S. Floral Avenue, Bartow, Florida, the
School Board of Polk County, Florida will de-
termine the salary of its members of the follow-
ing year.
The Florida School Board Association has
calculated salaries for the various district
school boards on the statutory formula for local
constitutional officers. The amount calculated
for members of the School Bard of Polk
County and proposed for adoption is
$38,283.00. The proposed amount may not be
increased during the meeting.
Dated: November 30, 2006.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Margaret A. Lofton, Chairman
Attest Gail F. McKinzie, Secre-
tary
(Seal)
Dec. 4, 2006-4177


Shirah's Towing
1536 Arlington Road


Lakeland, FL 33805
863-687-0630
PUBLIC SALE
Legal notice in regards to public sale by Shi-
rah's Towing on, December 15, 2006 @ 10:00
a.m. at said location. Shirah's guarantees no ti-
tle. No phone calls please.
Vehicle description with VIN:
1997 Ford
VIN# 1FALP13PAVW152042
1994 Chev
VIN# 1G1JC144XR7363725
1996 Buick
VIN# 1G4NJ52M6TC4104074
Dec. 4, 2006-4175


IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
I.L.E. PROPERTIES, INC., a Florida corpora-
tion,
Plaintiffs,
VS
ROBERT N. SPIRLET and SANDRA L.
BARRY,
Defendant.
CASE NO:
2006CC-2046
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on
November 27, 2006, this case now pending in
the above Court, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at 9:00 a.m. on December
27, 2006, at the Jury Lounge, on the 2nd floor
of the Polk County Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway, Bartow, Florida, as more spe-
cifically set forth in Schedule "F" attached
hereto, the following described following:
Lot 21, Block 282, INDIAN LAKE ES-
TATES, Unit 9 (revised), according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 40, page
42, Public Records of Polk County, Florida.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location. '
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED this 28th day of November, 2006.
RICHARD WEISS
As Clerk
BY: /s/ Laureen Richardson
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 4, 11,2006-4170


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
BLUE VIEW CORPORATION,
Plaintiff
vs.
JUANITA C. LASTER, et al.
Defendants)
CASE NO.:
53-2003-CA-3434-WH 11
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure or. Order dated
October 19 2006 entered in Civil Case Num-
ber 53-2003-CA-3434-WH 11, in the Circuit
Court for POLK County, Florida, wherein BLUE
VIEW CORPORATION is the Plaintiff, and JUA-
NITA C. LASTER, et al., are the Defendants, I
will sell the property situated in POLK County,
Florida, described as:
Lots 6 & 7 in Block G, of Second Replat of
Northgate, according to the map or plat thereof
as recorded Plat Book 11, Page 24, Page
Book 25, Page 48, Plat Book 28, Page 40, and
Plat Book 29, Page 7, of the Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, in the lobby of the POLK County
Courthouse, Jury Lounge, Second Floor, North
Broadway, Bartow, FL 33830 at 9:00 a.m. on
the 20th day of Decembero 2006 Any person
claiming an interest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the property owner as
of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim
within 60,days after the sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) working days of your receipt
of this notice; if you are hearing or voice
Impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Flor-
ida Relay Services 711.
Dated: October20 2006
Clerk of the Court
by /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
'(SEAL)
Dec. 4, 11,2006-4168





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Green Tree Servicing, LLC as authorized
servicing agent for BankAmerica Housing
Services, a division of Bank of America,
FSB, a corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
Wylene B. Peal, IF LIVING, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THEIR UNKNOWN SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS,
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
.THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THEM; An-
gel L. Lopez; Equity One, Inc.; Direct Mer-
chants Credit Card Bank; Discover Bank;
JOHN DOE and JANE 'DOE, AND ANY
OTHER PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY WHOSE REAL
NAMES ARE UNCERTAIN,
Defendants.
CASE NO. :
2006-CA-41 89
DIVISION: Section 8
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Direct Merchants Credit Car Bank,
AND THE SEVERAL AND RESPECTIVE UN-
KNOWN ASSIGNS, SUCCESSORS IN INTER-
'EST, TRUSTEES, OR ANY OTHER PERSON
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST ANY CORPORATION OR OTHER
LEGAL ENTITY NAMED AS A DEFENDANT;
AND ALL CLAIMANTS, PERSONS OR PAR-
TIES, NATURAL OR CORPORATE, OR
WHOSE EXACT LEGAL STATUS IS UN-
KNOWN, CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT,
TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE LANDS
HEREAFTER DESCRIBED.
Principal places of business of Direct
Merchants Credit Card Bank, and all of its
officers, directors, general managers cash-
iers, resident agents, and business agents
being all unknown;
Last Known Address: 6130 Greenpond
Road, Polk City, Florida 33868
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-


close a Purchase Money First Mortgage and
Note on the following property in Polk County,
Florida:
Lot 14: That part of the West 1/2 of the
Southeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section
7, Township 25 South, Range 25 East, Polk
County, Florida, lying south of Green Pond
'Road, described as follows: commence at the
Southwest corner of said Southeast 1/4 of the
Northeast 1/4; thence North 88 degrees 16
minutes 09 seconds East, along the South line
of said Southeast 1/4, a distance of 300.08
feet; thence North 00 degrees 26 minutes 10
seconds West, a distance of 175.04 feet;
thence North 88 degrees 16 minutes 09 sec-
onds East, a distance of 300.08 feet; thence


North 00 degrees 26 minutes 10 seconds
West, a distance of 150.04 feet to the point of
beginning; thence South 88 degrees 16 min-
utes 09 seconds West, a distance of 100.03
feet; thence North 00 degrees 26 ,minutes 10
seconds West, a.distance of 450.03 feet to the
Southerly right-of-way line of Green Pond
Road; thence South 89 degrees 10 minutes 32
seconds East, along said Southerly right-of-
way, a distance of 15.98 feet, thence South 87
degrees 41 minutes 10 seconds East, along
said Southerly right-of-way, a distance of 84.12
feet; thence South 00 degrees 26 minutes 10
seconds East, a distance of 443.38 feet to the
point of beginning.
INCLUDING the following Manufactured
Mobile Home: 1996 REDMAN HOMES
28 X 46, Serial Numbers:
FLA14610167 &-FLA146101 67B
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on CHAD A. DEAN,
ESQUIRE, the Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 118 W. Adams St., Suite 800,
Jacksonville, FL 32202, on or before 30
days of the initial publication on or before
30 days from the date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorneys or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or Petition.
Dated this 27th day of November. 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
AS CLERK OF THE COURT
By: /s/ Mary Murphy
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 4,11,2006-4180



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Green.Tree Servicing, LLC as authorized
servicing agent for BankAmerica Housing
Services, a division of Bank of America,
FSB, a corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
Wylene B. Peal, IF LIVING, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THEIR UNKNOWN SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS,
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THEM; An-
gel L. Lopez; Equity One, Inc.; Direct Mer-
chants Credit Card Bank; Discover Bank;
JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, AND ANY
OTHER PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY WHOSE REAL
NAMES ARE UNCERTAIN,.
Defendants.
CASE NO. :
2006-CA-4189
DIVISION: Section 8
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Angel L. Lopez, IF LIVING, AND IF
DECEASED, THEIR UNKNOWN SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS,
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR. '.%l iT THEM.1
Last Known Address: 6130 Greenpond
Road, Polk City, Florida 33868
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a-Purchase Money'First Mortgage and
Note on the following property in Polk County,
Florida:
Lot 14: That part of the West 1/2 of the
Southeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section
7, Township 25 South, Range 25 East, Polk
County, Florida, lying south of Green Pond
Road, described as follows: commence at the
Southwest corner of said Southeast 1/4 of the
Northeast 1/4; thence North 88 degrees 16
minutes 09 seconds East, along the South line
of said Southeast 1/4, a distance of'300.08
feet; thence North 00 degrees 26 minutes 10
seconds West, a distance of 150 feet; thence
North 88 degrees 16 minutes 09 seconds East,
a distance of 100.3 feet; thence North 00 de-
grees 26 minutes 10 seconds West, 450.03
feet, a distance of 100.03 feet; thence North 00
degrees 26 ,minutes 10 seconds West, a dis-
tance of 450.03 feet to the Southerly right-of-
way line of Green Pond Road; thence South
89 degrees 10 minutes 32 seconds East, along
said Southerly right-of-way, a distance of 15.98
feet, thence South 87 degrees 41 minutes 10
seconds East, along said Southerly right-of-
way, a distance of 84.12 feet; thence South 00
degrees 26 minutes 10 seconds East, a dis-
tance of 443.38 feet to the point of beginning.
INCLUDING the following Manufactured
Mobile Home: 1996 REDMAN HOMES
28 X 46, Serial Numbers:
FLA14610167A & FLA14610167B
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on CHAD A. DEAN,
ESQUIRE, the Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 118 W. Adams St., Suite 800,
Jacksonville, FL 32202, on or before 30
days of the initial publication on or before
30 days from the date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorneys or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or Petition.
Dated this 27th day of November. 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
AS CLERK OF THE COURT
By: /s/ Mary Murphy
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 4, 11, 2006-4181






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Polk County Athletes Compete in 2006

Florida Senior Games State Championships


Jacket Season Without A Home

Stadium Best Since 1996


By JEFF THORNBURG


The Yellow Jackets' exciting
run through the state playoffs
did not survive against power-
house Glades Central, as the
Raiders roll over Bartow, 48-0,
in the Class 3A state semifinal
at Belle Glade.
"It's a hard way to end the
season, but I'm proud of the
kids," said Bartow Head Coach
Shawn Killets. "To their credit,
they took advantage of opportu-,
nities we gave them."
The Raiders took control
early, scoring in the first minute
of the game, when senior quar-
terback Bryan Moore tossed a-
26-yard touchdown pass to De-
onte Thompson, following a 48-
yard kickoff return.
The Jackets tried to answer
on their first possession, gaining
two first downs on their first two
plays from scrimmage. Quarter-
back Devarious 'Cook tossed a
14-yard pass to Alfrederick
Jones, and then a 20-yard run by
Carl Edler.
The drive ended after an 11-
yard gain by Phillip Jackson;
while struggling for extra yards,
Jackson fumbled and the Raid-
ers recovered at their own 35-
yard line.
Glades Central extended their
lead midway through the first
quarter, scoring twice in less
than 30 seconds. Mann threw his
second. touchdown pass to
Thompson, covering 76 yards.
Then, Edler fumbled on his
own 12-yard line, and the ball
took a fortunate bounce right
into the arms Raiders' defensive
back Johnnie Dixon, who scam-
pered untouched into the end-
zone, giving Glades Central a 21-
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0 first quarter lead.
Bartow's offense never
mounted a serious scoring
threat, due in part to the con-
stant pressure from the Raider
defense, which blitzed on almost
every play, effectively shutting
down Bartow's passing attack.
Cook completed only three
passes for 35 yards.
In the second quarter, Mann
completed his third touchdown
pass, this time to Travis Benja-
min, from 33 yards out, and mo-
ments later Damien Berry
scored from:-the Jacket eight-
yard line, following a 57-yard
punt return.
Just before the half, Glades'
Central added their sixth touch-
down with a 47-yard punt return
by Benjamin, giving the Raiders
a 41-0 halftime lead.
The Raider defense forced 10
Yellow Jackets punts, and held
the Bartow offense to 82 total
yards, with three turnovers. The
Yellow Jackets converted 'only
one third down on eleven at-
tempts.
Bartow's senior running back
Carl Edler gained 48 rushing
yards on 17 carries, to lead the
Yellow Jackets.
Only one touchdown in the
second half, as the Raiders
tossed a long 60-yard pass late
in the fourth quarter.
"You're never satisfied when
you lose in the playoffs," said
Killets, "but I'm proud of the
boys."
Although the loss was disap-
pointing, the season was not.
Bartow won 10 games, and a.re-
gional title a first since the ti-
tle year of 1996. In addition,
they defeated three top ten
ranked district champions dur-


ing one of the most exciting play-
off runs in recent memory. Not
to mention playing all of their
games on the road.
Bartow finishes the year at
10-4, while Glades Central im-
proves to 11-3 and will meet un-
defeated Pensacola Pine.Forest
in the Class 3A state champion-
ship at Dolphin Stadium Friday
afternoon.

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Bartow 0 0 0 0 0
Glades 21 20 0 7 48

First Quarter
Glades, 26-yard pass from
Mann to Thompson @11:05. Es-
cobedo kick.
Glades, 76-yard pass from
Mann to Thompson @5:45. Esco-
bedo kick.
Glades, 12-yard fumble return
by Dixon @5:23. Escobedo kick.
Second Quarter
Glades, 33,yard pass from
Mann to Benjamin @9:51. Pass
failed.
Glades, 8-yard run by Berry
@7:13. Escobedo kick.
Glades, 47-yard punt return
by Benjamin @1:23. Escobedo
kick.
Fourth Quarter
Glades, 60-yard pass from
Holley to Norton @4:00. Esco-
bedo kick.


Team Stats
Bartow
First Downs 8
Rush/Yards 33 /47
Passing 3/12/0
Passing Yards 35
Total Yards 82
Fumbles/Lost 4/3
Punts/Yards 10/31.6
Penalties/Yards 3/30


Glades
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320
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A contingent of 171 individual
athletes and two teams from
Polk County; are competing in
the 15th anniversary of the Flor-
ida Senior Games State Champi-
onships in Lee County and the
city of Cape Coral from Dec. 2-
10.
The Olympic-style sports fes-
tival for Florida senior athletes
age 50 and up will host 2,062
athletes in 22 sports and events
over nine days of daily competi-
tion.
A contingent of 59 golfers lead
the way among Polk County ath-
letes. The 2006 Florida Senior
Games State Championships
Golf competition will be held on
Tuesday, Dec. 5.
Thirty Polk County bowlers
made some noise at Galaxy
Lanes on Saturday and Sunday.
Among those competing from
Polk.County was James Ho, of
Lakeland, who will team with
Vishvas Date, in an attempt to
win their fourth badminton
men's doubles gold medal in five
years.
The duo missed last year's
competition but won the 60-64'
age group in gold medal 2002
and 2003 and the 65-69 age
group in 2004. Date and Ho have
also won gold medals in men's
doubles competition at the 2003
and 2005 National Senior
Games.


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The 50-plus Polk Players fea-
ture a couple of notable Polk
County sports figures in Steve
McDermeit. the executive direc-
tor of USA Water Skiing; and
George Tinsley. a former ABA
player who played for the Ken-
tucky Colonels and Miami-based
Floridians from 1970-72.
Tinsley played for the gold-
medal-winning Winter Haven
team in 2000 and has been a
Polk County resident for 22
years. McDermeit won gold med-
als in free throw and timed field
goal shooting in 2005.
Janet Brown, of Lakeland,
has won a gold medal in the 50-
54 age group for the last three
years. In two of the last three
years, she has posted the
women's low score, shooting a 78
in 2003 and an -all-time best 72
in 2004. ,^ t i ,
SBesides.the nine days of com-
petition, athletes will be treated
to the annual Celebration of Ath-
letes at City of Palms.Park on
Friday evening, Dec. 8.
The Celebration of Athletes is
the only time during the Florida
Senior Games State Champion-
ships when athletes from all
sports gather together to social-
ize and swap tales of athletic
achievements. The celebration
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tainment.
The event begins at 5 p.m.
All competition events of the
Florida Senior Games State
Championships are free admis-
sion and spectators are encour-
aged to attend. The first week-
end of'competition will see action
in bowling, pickleball, women's
softball, swimming, archery, vol-
leyball, badminton, and the 10K
road race.
For schedules and locations,
check www.flasports.com.
,The 2006 Florida Senior
Games State Championships
serves as a qualifier for the 2007
National Senior Games, to be
held in Louisville, Ky., June 22
to July 8.
SDepending on the.sport, the
top two or three finishers in each
age group qualify for the Na-
tional'Senior Games, as well as
those who achieve minimum per-
formance standards in certain
sports.
Local athletes participating
are: Frank Gandy of Bartow,
compound release archery; Char-
les Ripstra of Lake Wales, free
throw shooting, spot field goal
shooting, and timed field goal
shooting; Gene and Dee Mixon of
Bartow, doubles, mixed doubles,
and singles bowling; Robert May
of.Lake Wales, golf; and Mary
Bourque of Bartow, golf.


Baseball greats Hank Greenberg, Stan Musial and Robin Yount, all winners of the Most Valuable Player
award, share another distinction: they're the only players to win the award at two positions. Greenberg won
as a first baseman in 1935 and a left fielder in 1940; Musial as a left fielder in 1943 and a first baseman in
1948; and Yount as a shortstop in 1982 and a center.fielder in 1989.


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Large shaded corner lot. Fenced, fruit
trees. 555 N. 1st. Avenue, Bartow.
$100,000. 285-8823.
355 PEACE River Park Road. Just east
of Bartow, approximately 1 mile. 3 bed-
rooms, 2-1/2 baths, pool home on large
lot. Quiet location, $275,000. Quality Re-
alty & Investment Inc. 863-533-0888.
FORT MEADE,3/2, $86,500. Call Dan
255-5568.
SOUTH LAKELAND, 5924 Crews Lake
Road. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Den, central
h/a, new carpet and ceramic tile, kitchen
has stove, refrigerator and dishwasher,
blinds, utility room with washer/dryer
hookups newly painted inside and out,
fenced yard. $159,900. Call Owner 863-
644-0756. No Realtors Please.

APARTMENT
FOR RENT
1 BEDROOM apartment, CHA, nice
neighborhood, Suitable for adults. 533-
7529.
595 N. Searcy Street Apt. C-2 bedroom,
1 bath, $550 monthly, $500 deposit. One
year lease, CHA, w/d hookups and dish-
washer. 603-7715 or 533-4482.
COUNTRY LIVING, single story apart-
ment available. Studio $455, 1 bedroom
$520. Hurry-only a few left. Call 863-
534-3243. Bearcreek Apartments.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT all utilities
included, swimming pool..533-5553.
OAK LANDING still has openings for
November. Townhouse and 2/1 apart-
ments. Water, sewer, garbage included
in rent. 533-6958 for information.

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BARTOW, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, large fam-
ily room/fireplace, formal dining room,
new kitchen, including mother-in-law
apartment. Consider all offers $199,900.
Payments $723.00 per month. 954-709-
8868.
BARTOW, 530 Lucile Street. 3 bedroom,
1 bath, central heat/air, separate utility
room, eat-in kitchen, dining room, living
room, ceiling fans, single car carport,
fenced yard, covered patio, large shed,
new carpet $135,000. Call Owner
(863)644-0756.
FORT MEADE, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, in-
ground pool, den with fireplace, newly
painted, ceiling fans, needs little work.
Consider all offers $99,900.10% down,
payments $286.00 per month. 954-709-
8868.
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APARTMENT
FOR RENT
NORTHSIDE APARTMENT
IN FORT MEADE.
2 bedroom, 1 bath, CHA, laundry room,
back porch area. Good neighborhood.
7191 Wanamaker Avenue. $600 per
month, security deposit required.
Call Sheila at 863-285-7203,
863-375-9988 or 863-781-4927.
ONE BEDROOM furnished apartment,
utilities furnished.No pets. 285-9422 af-
ter 6:00 p.m.

DUPLEX
FOR RENT
UNFURNISHED BARTOW: N. Oak Ave-
nue. 2 bedroom, one bath, central H/R.
separate utility room, carpet, blinds, ap-
pliances. $600 month. CALL T. R.
TUCKER, INC. (863) 665-6846.


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SOUTH LAKELAND
2 bedroom, 1 bath, central H/A, carpet,
blinds, washer/dryer hookups, '$595
month. CALL T. R. TUCKER, INC. (863)
665-6846.


eltre eLstimat given. Cu.llIIomIeiai U
Residential. Call 533-2244. Licensed and
Insured.
EASY HOME REPAIR. Free estimates.
Call 863-669-8375.
EASY LAWN CARE. Free estimates.
Call 863-669-8375.
HOLIDAY SEASON TRAVELING
Make your trip enjoyable with this
complete CB PACKAGE, Midland
1000-Z 40 channel, lighter plug,
pro-comm, mag mount antenna
SALE PRICE $64.20 (total).
Wildwood Contracting Radio
Communications,
252-A W. Van Fleet
(behind CVS).
533-9264
IN HOME CHILDCARE. Monday-Friday,
7:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Call 863-393-7882.
KRIS'S CLEANING SERVICE
Need your home or office cleaned? Call
today for our low rates. 863-559-4701.
Dependable and Reliable.
LOPEZ PHOTOS. We do weddings,
sweet 16 etc. Se habla espanol. 863-
324-3255 or cell 863-860-5204.
PHOTOGRAPHY. WE do weddings and
more! Call Creech Photography at 533-
5676.
PORTRAIT AND wedding photography.
Children, families, pets, in-home sittings.
Jack .Littlefield, Photographic Memories.
533-9064.
PRO-GRASS LAWN MAINTENANCE.
Commercial, Residential, Licensed, In-
sured. Freeestimates. Tractor work, box
blade, mowing, loader, brush rake. Tony
(863)285-6451.
SOUTHERN BREEZE LAWN-
AND TRACTOR SERVICE.
Mowing, discing, garden tilling and
compact tractor work w/bucket. No
Job too small!
Licensed and Insured, Free estimates,
Call Dennis 863-581-2372.
AA HOUSING CLEANING
also
SPECIALITY EVENTS
Dependable quality service and
affordable. 533-6916.
AIRBORNE TREE SERVICE. Complete
tree service available. Licensed and. In-
sured. Free Estimates. Senior and Milita-
ry discounts. 863-370-0221.
ACREAGE
12 ACRES between Rhine and Chaun-
cey, Dodge County, Georgia. Hwy front-
age, $42,000. 478-689-4047. Cell 478-
689-6897.
FORT MEADE- 5 acre home sites-4
available. Located just out side of town
on small private lake. $110,000 each.
Owner financing. Quality Realty & Invest-
ment. 863-533-0888.


POSITION IN FORT MEADE PUBLIC
LIBRARY
The City of' Fort Meade is accepting ap-
plications for the position for the position
of a Part-time Library Clerk.to operate
the circulation desk and assist with pa-
tron needs. $6.75 per hour. Knowledge
of various office machines and good
computer skills desirable. Assist with
children programs and perform related
work as required. High School diploma
or related equivalent. EOE. Call (863)
285-8287 for further information. Applica-
tions accepted until job filled.

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2 bedrooms, 1 bath, CHA, laundry room,
large walk-in closet. No pets. $775
monthly plus deposit 863-533-6008 be-
tween 5:00-8:00 p.m.
3 BEDROOM, 2'bath, CHA, 2 car ga-
rage, kitchen appliances, huge fenced
back yard. Highlands area. No pets.
Rent $1,000, Security $1,000. 1 year
lease. Credit check required.. 863-533-
2003.
3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, pool 820 Hous-
ton Avenue Fon Meade $700.00/1st
month plus $70000 security. (863i 781-
0662. ;.t
495 N. Oak nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath,"per
large 2 story home $925 per month plus
security deposit King Real Estate Serv-
ices. 863-533-4119


BARTOW-EXCELLENT NEIGHBOR-
HOOD. 2060 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, den 2-
'1/2 baths, screened pato, pool, Jacuzzi
kitchen appliances, washer/dryer, CHA.
Very well maintained. $1,350 per month'
and 1 month deposit. 863-512-0302


TOWNHOUSE-BRAND NEW
3 bedroom, 3 bath, $1,200 per
month plus deposit. Good loca-
tion. 534-1403 or 533-4719.
OFFICE SPACE
FOR RENT


OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE 3800 sq ft
building, 3 years old. jood location.
Adaptable to many uses. Offices, etc.
640-1024.


REAL
NELSO)NESTATE
AND ASSOCIATES
1510 N. BROADWAY, BARTOW
NELL NELSON, REALTOR-GRI, CRS 533-1767

For Rent
3 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath 2864 Barton Place..........$695
3 Bedroom, 1 Bath 1880 E. Magnolia..................$650
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Oakwood Loop...................$1000
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Hankin Road........................$750
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Henson Lane........................$550
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath Country Club Condo......... $1800
r^.


FLORIDA INSTITUTE for
NEUROLOGIC, Inc.
is currently accepting resumes for,a ON
Case Manger at the Skilled Medical Re-
habilitation Center located in Wauchula,
FL. Qualifications for the position are AS
or BS Nursing Degree with current FL
RN license. One to five years manage-
ment experience and general knowledge
of AHCA and CARF standards is prefer-
red. Qualified candidates should submit
resume to annettedr@finr.net or fax to
(863) 773-2041, FINR offers competitive
salary, and benefit package and is a
DFWP and EOE. For more information
about the facility visit our website at
finr.org.


FLORIDA INSTITUTE for NEUROLOGIC
Rehabilitation, Inc., is currently accepting
resumes for a Case Manger at our facili-
ty located in Wauchula, FL. FINR is a re-
habilitation facility for traumatic brain in-
jury saviors. Qualifications for the posi-
tion are BA or BS in a health related field
with one to five years experience in case
management. Qualified candidates
should submit resume to
annettedhr@finr.met or fax to (863) 773-
2041. FINR offers competitive salary and
benefit package and is a DFWP and
EOE. For more information about the fa-
cility visit our website at finr.org.


WANTED
TO BUY
OLD BOTTLES.'I pay cash for old bot-
tles. Tom-cell 813-310-5100.
TOP DOLLAR PAID FOR SHARK
TEETH & BONE VALLEY FOSSILS.
CALL GEORGE 813-240-4740
USED FISHING Reels working or not.
533-9548.
PT Sales executive, earn up to $5,000 or
more per sale. Easy to learn. Sell steel
buildings. To qualify call 800-964-8335.
Cwirth@wedgcor.c6m.

PETS FOR SALE
BABY GOATS for sale. Will make nice
Christmas gifts. $50 each, 533-0146.

GENERAL
HELP WANTED
LOCAL CITRUS company needs truck
driver for local deliveries with Class A
CDL classification. 863-537-1343.
PART/TIME MEDICAL assistant and
full/time receptionist needed for busy
Dr's office. Bilingual preferred. Fax re-
sume to: 863-285-6701.
PART/TIME PACKAGE flexible hours.
Apply XYZ Liquors, US Highway 17 S.,
Bartow, FL.


Now Hiring
Our growing company needs you today!
Full or Part Time Positions
Great Pay and Benefits
^acE Apply in Person at: A-
AW SNicholson Supply Co. A
320 N. Charleston Ave., Ft. Meade 285-8158


CITY CLERK POSITION IN FORT
MEADE
THE CITY OF FORT MEADE is accept-
ing applications for the position of City
Clerk High School diploma or equivalent,
supplemented by three (3) years pro-
gressively responsible experience and/or
training involving records management,
Web Page maintenance, public adminis-
tration and/or City Clerk's office opera-
tions. Attends Commission/Board meet-
ings, records proceedings and tran-
scribes minutes within specified time
frame. Responds to public records re-
quests. Experienced in municipal elec-
tions. Assists in coordination of special
events/projects as needed. Prepares le-
gal and/or display advertising, attend-
ance at evening meetings is required.
Florida Notary Public License or attained
in six months. Certification as a Certified
Municipal Clerk (CMC) is preferred.
Should the candidate not possess such
certification, he/she must attend the Flor-
ida City Clerks Association Certification
program, sponsored by the International
Institute of Municipal Clerks, to attain
CMC status within four (4) years of em-
ployment. EOE. Call (863) 285-1100,
ext. 235, for further information. Applica-
tions accepted until job filled.
DRIVERS NEEDED for 5 Star Dealer-
ship part/time. Good driving record.
Drug Free Workplace. Apply Tom Ed-
wards Chrysler Dodge, 1425 W. Main,
Bartow.
EXPERIENCED HELP needed in Mul-
berry Restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and
dinner. Call KIm Martin 604-8828 after
2:00 p.m.


PIANIST/ORGANIST WANTED-MT.
Olive Freewill Baptist Church, 1450 East
Gay Street, Bartow. Elder Andrew J. Far-
ley, Jr. Pastor. Experience required. Pay
commensurate. Sundays/Occasions.
Call 863-533-6452.


MANAGEMENT/ PT/FT Sales.
Hibbett Sports is opening soon in Bartow
Send resumes "ATTN DM" to: 3699 S.
Orlando Dr. Sanford, FL. 32773. Hibbett
Sports 451 Industrial Lane, Birmingham,
AL. 35211. Phone (205) 942-4292 Ext.
7120, Fax (205) 912-7328.


MANAGER and MANAGER
TRAINEE, CLERK
Apply XYZ Liquors,
295 US Highway 17 South
Bartow, Florida





MODERN WOODMEN
OF AMERICA,
one of the nation's largest fraternal
providers of financial services, is
looking for representatives in the
Polk County area.

SALES CAREER

Build a business for yourself,
not by yourself, with
.Unlimitedpotential.
Extensive benefits package.
Solid backing from a fraternal
provider over a century old.
Call (863-607-4393) or send
resume to Robert Jamie,
Suite 206, 5302 S.
Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL. 33813.
www.modern-woodmen.org


CAFE' HELP wanted. -Must have clean
record, be drug free, and neat in appear-
ancs. Must'work well with others, and
have a pleasant personality. GardenSide
operates with team effort. We believe in
serving the best quality food and provid-
ing excellent Customer service. Please
call 533-3474.


16 SE Pine Avenue, Fort Meade Friday
& Saturday, 8:00-4:00. Lots of Quality
items at excellent prices.

LOST
GIRLS BIKE w/basket at FMHS near caf-
eteria. 285-8625.
SMALL BLACK satchel in the vicinity of
South Floral Avenue near Civic Center.
$100 REWARD if retumed w/contents.
Call 519-6523.

FOUND
FREE TO a good home.. 18 month old
male brownish color, very friendly, had
shots, neutered, area of Taylor Road.
863-512-6117 cell.
THE BARTOW POLICE DEPARTMENT
has recovered the following property. If
it is unclaimed the property will be used
for city use or donated to charity. Contact
Property Section at Bartow Police De-
partment. Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:00. 1
water driver pressure washer. Campbell
pressure washer.

FREE
55-GALLON STEEL Drums. Contain res-
idue of soy-based printing ink. Call for
availability, 533-4183.
FOUR, 7 week old kittens, 2 males, 2 fe-
male, 2 orange, 2 white, litter trained,
kept inside. Free only to very good
homes. 519-9510.

BOAT FOR SALE
81 CAJUN Bass boat 17'6", 115 Even-
rude, new trolling motor, $2,500. 291-
8017or 738-2810.

NOTICE

NOTICE OF SALE
DECEMBER 9, 2006 11:00 A.M.
Person property in the following units
will be sold to the highest bidder to
satisfy rental liens in accordance with
Florida Statute 83.801 through
83.809. Contents may include house-
hold items, clothing, closed cartons,
etc. The sell will take place at Con-
venient Mini Storage, 1915 Highway
17/98 N., Fort Meade, FL. on Decem-
ber 9, 2006 at 11:00 a.m.

Unit 18 Melody McDade
Unit 35- Sunnie O'Neal
Unit 38 Jose Lopez
Unit 49 Dora Butler
Unit 65 Kelly Redden
Unit 69 Sahar Alqabsi
Unit 78 Angela Jeppson
Unit 116 Audrey R. Haynes
Unit 117 Hope Reyes

MOBILE HOME
FOR SALE
1993 14 x 66 Fleetwood Mobile Home, 2
bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, CHA, $12,500.
386-760-6300.
WANTED
SOFTBALL PLAYERS retired. Interested
players call John 863-519-3530.


FOR SALE
1800'S DRESSER with large mirror, mir-
ror has two shelves, two large drawers,
two small. Bargain at $165.00. Call
(863)-533-8538.
1860'S FAINTING sofa, made by East-
lake. Hand carved Mahogany with red
velvet. Very good condition. Asking
$475.00. Call 863-533-8538. Also have
more antique furniture. Call for details.
2 KICKER 12's in box dual voice coil
CVR's and 800 watt amp. For sale to-
gether or separate $225. 863-712--0277
ANTIQUE CLAW footed bath tub. Great
condition, 863-285-9617.
BRAND NEW John Deere power wheel
tractor with trailer and front-end loader
for sale. Rode one time. All paper work
and charger included. Paid $200 will let
go for $125. 712-0277.
BRAND NEW lawn mower, weed eater
and edger, less than 6 hours on all.
$450.00. Call 324-6545.
COSCO BOOSTER seat $10, toddler car
seat with front latch $20.712-0277.
HEAVY DUTY inlaid wood 1948 drop
leaf table, refinished, nice table $85. Call
533-8538.
LARGE OAK desk with full size glass
cover $100.00. 534-8328.
LARGE TOLEDO meat scale with light.
Refund inside and out. Scale is from the
1920's, $125.00. Call (863) 533-8538.
TABLE SAW and Older Floor Jack,
$45.00 for both. Call (863) 533-8538.

VEHICLE
FOR SALE
94 CHEVY 1500 extended cab, every-
thing works great. $5,500, OBO. 97
Chrysler Sebring convertible. Excellent
Condition, $6,500 OBO. 537-3018 leave
message.
96 FORD F350 Dulie. New tires, 2 wheel
drive. Runs great. $3,000 OBO. 863-
635-5048 or 528-5476.

Travel in Spacious Comfort
1999 Ford Chateau Club Wagon
seven-passenger van. Four tilting
captain's chairs, wide bench Seat
(removable for extra cargo room).
Front and rear A/C, cruise control,
electronic exterior mirrors, keyless
remote entry, CD and tape player,
power windows and other good
stuff. Meticulously maintained; full
maintenance records from Day 1,
66,600 miles. Toreador red with gold
pinstripes. Magnetic Seminole em-
blem included. Priced to sell without
dickering at $7,500. Call 533-4183
between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. If no
answer, leave voice mail at Ext. 23.
Weekends, call 533-4610. Our an-
swering machine is standing by.

MATURE LADY selling 2005 Dodge
Quad Cab, 4 WD, loaded, 19,000 miles.
Asking $24,500. 863-285-6470.


The Polk County Democrat


HOUSE
FOR SALE


3 BEDROOM, 1 bath Historic Home. Large shaded
corner lot. Fenced fruit trees. 555 N. 1st. Avenue,
Bartow. $100,000. 863-285-8823.


SERVICES GENERAL GENERAL
BASS LAWN CARE HELP WANTED HELP WANTED
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POLK LIFE & LEANING
1310 S. Floral Avenue
Friday afternoon, 1:00 Saturday, 8:00-?
Country Store, Rummage Sale, Plant Sale
Craft tables.
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Vlume 60, ssue 4 Bartow Senior High 127d S. Broadway Bartow, FL -863) 534-7400 December 2006


Meet Their Maker

SBY JASS OUHRI

S'-- Turkeys were not the only things eaten up this Thanksgiving vacation.
...... .. : Last week a bulldozer enjoyed a hearty meal consisting of Bartow Me-
S -': moral Stadium's home stands.
Earlier in the school year, the stands, which have stood for half a cen-
S.. - tury, were discovered to be falling apart literally. BHS band members
and football fans noticed pieces of concrete falling from the stands.
4,r ~ The Polk County School Board sent in engineers, who found that the
bars that had been used as supports inside the concrete of the stands were
rusting. They made the decision to demolish the home stands but keep
the visitors' stands intact. As a result, Bartow's varsity football team has
S played visitors at other schools stadiums for over a dozen weeks, playing
F11_.i their home games at George Jenkins High School or Lake Region High

The demolition had to wait until Thanksgiving week because buses
Sload and unload students in the area between the home stands and the
.k v school. Demolitions started Monday afternoon and took roughly the
. .whole week. Now a smooth patch of dirt is the only reminder of the
once-looming stands.
By March, however, the new stands are expected to be completed in
_time for graduation. This pleased Jerek Graham, a senior on the football
team, who hoped the stadium would be ready for graduation. "I can't
wait to see it," he said.
.. ... ,- At a dost of $468,000, the stands will boast a larger press box and seats
-for 300 more fans than the old home stands held.
SOf the old stands, BHS'principal Ron Pritchard said he has mixed emo-
tions". 'That stadium was here when I graduated," he said. "For 56 years
-. '-it's always been there. It's one of the few things at this school that's
e e.. older than me!." However, he said, he is happy with the school system's
.... ,.- .s- plans for the new stadium design. "It's always nice to improve,"'he said,
After engineers declared the home stands of Bartow Memorial Stadium unsafe, the structure was tom down during but the removal of the home stands is also a bittersweet event for many
Thanksgiving Break in a week-long demolition. Photo Credit: Mawi Mercado Bartow teachers, students, and alumni.


Make That Weeks

On the Road

BY DIANA THOMPSON

This past week as the home of the Yellow Jackets, Bartow Memorial
Stadium, was being demolished, the football team winning streak on the road. Their Friday night win against the Hardee Wau-
chula Wildcats advanced them to the state playoffs. With that astonishing
victory, the Jackets go to the Class 3A Region 3 championship. That means
the football team will have one more bus ride, this time to-Belle Glade Cen-
tral for the state semifinal championship game.
"I think as varsity captain that we did a great job Friday night verses Hard-
ee," said football team captain Alfrederick Jones. "Next week will probably
get tougher, but we can do it."
With a sell-out crowd of about 7;000 people, the Jackets' support brought
them to a victory. B-Town was the first to score for the night, with a pass
from quarterback Devarius Cook to Malcolm Johnson. Johnson's leap in
the back of the end zone put the Jackets on top, bringing the Jacket fans to
their feet.
Hardee scored next Then both teams made their field goals, tying up the
score to force overtime.
A great pass from Cook to Jamal Darling was the first overtime score, put
away by the Jackets. Hardee, however, was not quite done reciprocating
and tied the score again. Carl Edler then rocketed into the end zone in the
second overtime to tie the score and make it 24 all. Edler scored once again
in the third overtime, but so did the Wildcats, making it an exciting game
for both sides. Fans rallied chants, cheers and thundering roars to drive their
team to a victory.
Hardee failed to score three times in the fourth overtime, opening Edler's
March down the field. That final charge brought the Jackets victory!


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BY DAVID BRETT HORN

During the summer most student were not aware of the danger about
to come their way. But now that students have returned to school, the
realization has hit them. No more sweets.
The Polk County School Board decided to solve the problem of child
obesity in schools by abandoning sweets and sodas.
"This affects the freedom of taste whether they are overweight or
normal or skinny. Don't punish everyone for a few who cannot control
their weight," said Lindsay Etter, a sophomore at Bartow High School,
in disagreement with their decision.
"They should train students to make wise choices instead of forcing
it on them', said Patsy Goss, a teacher at BHS.
The deprivation of sweets.also affects the many fundraisers for clubs
and trips. "I was going to sell some sweets for my Germany trip but
by the end of my first day of sales, I was told to stop," said Krystina
Anthony, a junior at BHS.
"This has had a major impact on Future Business Leaders of Amer-
ica," said Goss. "The students haven't thought of anything to make it
up."
The contract with Coca-Cola has not yet ended, which is why sodas
still remain available on campus. However, come January, after the
contract has ended, the sodas the last sweets on campus will be
gone as well.
"I think that they took the sweets away to cut down on the bad stu-
dent behavior and disruptions in class. But I think that it won't work.
Students will do whatever they please with out the help of sweets," said
Joslyn Armstrong, a sophomore at BHS.
The sweets have been kicked out the door. The caffeine is soon to fol-
low, leaving students and clubs in a very difficult rut, both financially
and otherwise.


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Volume 60, Issue- 4


December 2006


Club


BY JOSETTE SOUZ-


Receives

for Presentation


BY JASS OUHR!


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A rt C lub, i.a i t : lb. :en r k ,i irun r.u.J: .:.i r t *l:'e: aug t i s ;H kc.n at
lunch are in no particular sequence but are generally held on Thursdays and always in IB art
teacher Tony Piekarski's room, 102. Group activities include painting backdrops and murals.
This year's field trip will be to West Palm Beach's Norton Museum of Art in February.

Asian Language and Culture, or Asian LnC (pronounced "lnt: I', gathers every
Monday in sponsor Denise Young's room, 1200. There the club's president, senior Ye Yao,
instructs the members in just what its name suggests: Asian language and culture. Students
purchase a $10 packet of three books and study Mandarin Chinese with monthly culture les-
sons throughout the year. Past culture lessons have included sessions on cooking wantons and a
bonsai tree demonstration. Free to all members and staff, non-member students can participate
in the activities for a fee of $2 per meeting.

The Academic Team, or A-team, holds practices on Fridays from 2:30 to 4:30. Peggy
Frisbie instructs upperclassmen, while Chris Guice works with underclassmen. Six students,
four players and two alternatives go with one coach to compete in the annual competition. This
year's tournament is being held from January 31 to February 1 at Lake Region High School in
Eagle Lake, Florida. IB freshman Magdalene DuPree said, A-team, unlike the-middle school
E-team, "can be about anything: history, math, analogies, and literature." notjust economics.

Business Cooperative Education or BCE is a club offered to juniors and seniors
that coincides with On'the Job Training (OJT) sponsored by Mary Guest. For one, l tc, or three
periods, students take business classes and then take that experience into the real world. The
one to three periods the student isn't in school is spent working at a job BCT helped them to
obtain. Upon successful completion.of three courses while maintaining a 3.00 GPA, members
are eligible for a.Bright Futures scholarship. Members of BCE work in conjunction with Future
Business Leaders of America.

Chess Club, sponsored by James Shuff, has a different structure than most BHS clubs. It
has no officers and no specific meeting times. The members of the Chess Club meet together on
an individual basis and practice in Shuff's room, 108. They have an upcoming tournament and
have, in past years, placed first Competitions have been going on since October and are held
every month on a Saturday. The next competition is December 16.





Technological Controversy


BY TREY SARRATT
"4 3
-,;. A couple of years ago, Apple's iPod was re-
leased, and swarmed into Bartow High School.
The iPod and its accompanying little white ear-
buds were designed for style and comfort. Ear-
buds are the miniature headphones whose receiv-

right into the listener's head.
i e r However, according to recent university stud-
Sies, the earbuds can be hazardous to the hearing
of their users. Recent studies have shown that
the closeness of the receiver to the eardrum can,
over time, shut the eardrum down. The problem
is not just the position of the earbud inside the
ear. Another big factor in causing hearing loss is
the iPod's capacity for hundreds of songs and its
longer battery life. These cause listeners to listen
for a longer period of time, which prevents the
eardrum from healing any damage it receives. A
Music players like iPods are an especial must for high high number of iPod users listen to their music
school student's riding buses, such as junior Emily Trogo- players for 90 minutes, or even two hours, per
0o. Photo Credit: Jass Ouhri day.
When IB junior Nancy Jimenez brings an iPod
sch!l,; she listens to it for "at least four hours," she said. "At school, at lunch, and on the bus ride." She has
hiiard tl the research that Carbuds are hazardous to hearing, but she said that she thinks that is "part of being young.
Im ani'cibice."
;:i.:e .he large headphones of.the past that covered a person's ears, the earbuds don't mute outside sounds, so
carbid u'isrs must compensate by turning up the volume.
I.Luckii'. there are way's for people to keep both their music and their hearing. College professors and scientists
have come up with a solution: Minimize the risk of hearing loss by keeping the volume down to below sixty per-
cln' .ja1 imum volume and by listening for only 60 minutes per dayx. This is called the "60/60 Rule" by audiolo-
nlJs a Northwest University. Another method of reducing the risk of hearing loss is to replace the earbuds with
special "noise-canceling" headphones to help block background noise from interfering with the music.


Duzan and her classmates with
creating Powerpoint presenta- -, n .- .
tion on architectural structures:ranPwpi pent- *i :
in Spain, Duzan.had no way of -
knowing just how far-reaching ..
her project on the Alhambra ."'i '
would reach.. Recently, how- .-I..
ever, that very presentation ila.' -
was awarded first .place for. '
; tudcn-n-nijad materials at the .5
Florida Language Association
conference. -Al
The structure Duzan's pre-
sentation covered, Alhambra,
is a fortress. in southern Spain
built by the Muslim Moors. "
Duzan chose the structure -
aDuzan chose the structure For her first place Powerpoint presentation
partly because of her own, on the Alhambra, Raihan Duzan received a
Arab heritage. Her mother plaque. Photo Credit: Sara Martinez
hails from Mlorocc,. a country
in north Altca belo,\ Spain
The Po,\erpoint conained "everything from the history to architecture" of Al-
h'ambra, said Duzan, currently a senior. After she turned in the project, her teach-
er, Varessa Anderson, heard about the student-made materials contest, and they
polished Duzaii's presentation before sending it in. With its plethora of pictures
of the Moorish fortress, she said, "it was a combination of being informative and
pretty." Entirely in Spanish, Duzan estimates students in Spanish III and higher
could use the presentation as a learning tool.
Duzan cited two things as helping her win the award: her knack for languages
and her teacher, Vanessa Anderson. Spanish is her third language after English
I and Arabic. As for Senora Anderson,.said Duzan, she "encourages me a lot, tells
- me to go for.it. I wouldn't have known about [the contest Iwithout her."


The Parking Problem:

Part

BY HANNAH OATES

Bartow High School has recently had complaints of headaches and severe Irus-
tration as a side effect of student parking.
On campus, students park in one of two designated student parking areas: the
main lot.located on Stuart Street or the DCT lot across Broadway Ave. The main
parking lot allots over 200 pre-as-
signed vehicle spots. Students can 'c .; : .. O
purchase parking spots as early as I-r .. .
spring the previous school year. At
the start of school each year stu- '.
dents are given a window sticker
with a number that corresponds to a specific parking spot. Ho\\vel\r, numerous
student drivers have complained of stolen parking spots in the main parking lot.
"Parking is one of the must frustrating aspects cf school," stated BiRS sc-
nior Courtney Blanton.-"One time I was running late. and to make hl:Ig;s wor
someone stole my-spot. By the time I found some random cln .r sir I .'. as tard.
to class."
As if not being at school on time is hard enough, fiighti.; o.r -:. sLpl;,sei!li
pre-assigned parking spot doubles the frustration.
"My friend who parked next to me parked in my spot one iday, ,ai. I S stu-
dent Brian Miller, "and I just parked in her spot. The office called us .to moiio\e onr
cars so that we wi re- n ii,. correct spots. It was just a huge hassie."
Senior BHS driver Samantha Parrish had a I I... i.. ii ..i r. jI ut s is!uch!
frustration. "I wrecked my-car, and now I'm in between cars. One cprson keeps
on parking in my spot without a pass sticker. It makes me mad howl tlhe get awayx
with that."
After discovering that personal parking spots are being stolen, where do i::i
these Bartow High School students end up parking? Both Brian and Courtn-,
confessed that they were left with no choice but to park in different empty spot.
leaving yet another student with a parking headache.
"I felt bad about parking there, but I had no choice and I was in a hurry," said
Blanton.
Bartow High School parking causes numbers of headaches every day. With :,
much stress already on student's shoulders, a pounding head certainly does not
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Some athletes have bigger issues looming on
their minds: where to go to college, who to play
for, what sport to play.
Many seniors are completing profiles of their
high school sports career to send out to possible
colleges. These profiles not only include sports
statistics, they also contain academic informa-
tion such as SAT and ACT scores and any hon-
ors or awards the student has received.
Seniors from Bartow's volleyball team put
those profiles to use when they participated in a
showcase on November 15 at Haines City High
School. This volleyball event, put on by Victory Sports Agency, encouraged players to
bring any profile information or films they had. Numerous colleges were there scouting
potential future stars. Corie Fisher, BHS senior, said she was "excited, but kind of ner-
vous" about the event.
Head volleyball coach Marnee Cobb said the girls played scrimmage games, did posi-
tion drills, and had their vertical jump measured and shuttle run timed.
Members of the volleyball team are not the only ones preparing for their futures. Play-
ers from other sports, such as baseball, are starting to think about college too. One such
player is Jeremiah Manning. The outfielder/pitcher/catcher was the first player from Bar-
tow High to sign in the early signing period that took place November 8-22. The bas-
ketball and baseball standout received a scholarship-from Vanderbilt University to play
baseball.
Students not selected during this early signing period, according to Cobb, will have
to wait for National Signing Day, scheduled to take place on February 7. "Community
colleges may sign at various times," she said, "but the major day for NCAA schools is
National Signing Day. Many newspapers cover this day, and it is a highly anticipated
time."


BOYS' SOCCER
On Friday, November 10, the BHS JV team dominated Lakeland High School with.a 3-2 win at their
second home game of the season. Goals were scored by Christian Reves, Steven Oakley, and one goal
was even scored by an LHS player!
"It was a tough game, but we pulled through," siad player Corey Stinson.
The varsity team lost to LHS 1-2 and also to Jesuit, 3-0 on November 16 after holding the score at 0-0
until halftime. However, they tied November 28 against Haines City, 3-3.


GIRLS' SOCCER
Against Frostproof High School on Monday, November'20, the varsity girls' soccer team lost 5-0 while
the JV team won 1-0.
The games against Ridge Community High School the next night, November 21, were shut-outs in the
Jackets' favors with goals made by LaTiesha Rivera, Adriana Eaton, Benith French, Ashley Cullens, and
Emily Yoon.'



BOYS' BASKETBALL

The junior varsity team lost both their games this seasons against Lake Region High School and Lake
Wales High School. The varsity team netted victory in their Tuesday, November 21 game against Lake
Region but lost the November 28 game against Lake Wales.


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athletes Lo be Lh Des Lthey can be, on and oi tlie lield. I make Ltem worK.hard and try
-to teach the game. It builds them in every aspect, it teaches them teamwork, working
together, everything," Rutenbar said.
"I like the feeling I get when I accomplish something, even if it's one step further in my
batting..I start feeling like I'm ready for anything," Samantha Burton, and IB sophomore,
said.
Even though both of his daughters have left BHS for college, Rutenbar can still be found
at the school's softball complex, offering batting lessons to young girls, or supervising
the practices taking place. His sole purpose does not rest in what most assume, winning
another state title, but in his pure love for the game. "I still enjoy coaching, and I have a
passion for it," Rutenbar said.
"His girls only hope that he stays and adds on to his greatness. "I remember when I first
met Coach," Erin Foley, a Bartow High sophomore, said, "he's been around me so long I
think I'd be lost without him."


The Yellow Jacketvarsity soccer players gather for a team huddle and heart-
to-heart to discuss plays. Photo Credit: Ana Aguilar


Teiow aacnet Inaney uevereux uorioes me oan past opponents at me game
against Frostproof Monday. Photo;Credit: Demian Stevens


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CROSS COUNTRY

BY DIANA THOMPSON


Editor-in-Chief: Courtney Sela
Newspaper Editor: Jass Ouhri
Yellow Jacket Online Editor:
David Brett Horn
Advisor: Ms. Roth


Spencer Duhm, a-BHS cross-country runner, placed
33rd in the state with a time of 17:32. His personal
best in his high school career is a 16:30.
"I was very disappointed in my run. Being sick was
hard because I had a difficult time breathing," Duhm
said. "Overall, I was extremely excited to represent
Bartow High School."


CHEERLEADING

The BHS varsity cheerleaders took first place in large var-
sity of tumbling at the WSF Cheerleading Compeition No-
vember 19 in Orlando.
"It pays off for our hard work," said cheerleader Hannah
Rhodes.
Kara Moulton called the competition a place where cheer-
leaders "get recognized and people take it seriously." The
judges gave feedback that will allow the squad to improve.
Cheers to the cheerleading team!


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