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Democrat Vol. 76, No. 36
Two Sections, 16 Pages
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Ford Wanted His Legacy To Be The


President Who 'Healed the Land'


Nearly 23 years ago, on Feb.
14, 1984, Gerald Ford, 38th
President of the United States,
was named by Florida Southern
College in Lakeland as its hon-
orary chancellor. Afterwards, he
held a press conference. This is
the report that this newspaper
published on Feb. 16, 1984.
President Ford died Tuesday
night at'the age of 93, the nation's
oldest past President ever. For
comment, see Thinking Out Loud,
Page 4.

By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher

Gerald Ford, 38th president of
the United States and the only
man to hold that office without
being elected to it, would like to
be remembered in history as the
man who healed the country.
President Ford, 69, fielded
questions on foreign and domes-
tic policy and of course on
Watergate and the Nixon pardon
during a press conference on
Tuesday at Florida Southern
College. Earlier in the day, he
was installed as honorary chan-
cellor of the college as part of
Southern's annual Founder's Day
observance.
The Democrat, noting that
history remembers each
President for only one or two
aspects of his administration,
asked Ford what he would like to
be remembered for.
Without hesitation, he replied:
"When I became President,
our country was pretty well torn
apart. I believe I restored public


After months of expressing
reservations over the growing
number of Bartow subdivisions
that are being built with septic
tanks, city commissioners put
their collective foot down on
Monday, insisting that new devel-
opments in Connersville install
"dry lines" to be connected to san-
itary sewer service when it is
extended to the area.
Commissioners made that a
condition.of approval of "planned
development" zoning on a 72.5-
acre subdivision of 172 single-
family homes on Gandy Cemetery
Road.
And they indicated that they
will impose the same require-
ment when two other nearby
developments come up for zoning
approval.
Dave Holden, representing the
developer for the 172 homes, told
the commission, "We have con-
cerns with dry lines." He said the
lines can become brittle if not put
into use fairly soon.
The other two developments
are 24.5 acres with 37 homes, and
34 acres with 59 homes. The com-
mission voted to approve changes
to the city's comprehensive plan
to designate the property as "low
density residential."
These ordinances do not
require "dry lines," but when the
sites come back for rezoning, that
requirement can be added,
Planning Dir. Robert Wiegers
said.
John Anderson, who lives in
the area, said he doesn't object to
the new developments, but is con-
cerned about the proliferation of
septic tanks in Connersville.
Michael Joachem, planning
consultant for the two develop-
ments, said his clients probably
would not object to the "dry line"
requirement if sewer service were
extended to the property within
the next year or two.
In other zoning action, the
commission:
Voted on second (final) read-
ing an ordinance to rezone a par-
cel of land on East Hooker Street
east of Orange Avenue from R-1-
A (single family residential) to R-
2 duplexes, to allow the lot to be
divided into two lots 71 feet wide.
Although the zoning code
allows duplexes in R-2 districts,
the applicants, Carla and Mark
Meeks, said they plan to build
single-family homes on each of
the two lots.
Voted !, p;,s. .i~ i.irst reading
an application by Planning Dir.
Robert Wiogers to rezone a 1.95-


confidence in government and
integrity in politicians.
"I believe the Ford administra-

tion will be remembered as the
one that healed the land."
Ford was appointed to the
vice-presidency after the indict-
.ment and resignation of Spiro
Agnew. He became President
when Nixon resigned in the face
of impeachment over the
Watergate scandal.
He was asked his opinion on
how the selection of Konstantin
Chernenko to succeed Yuri
Andropov as general secretary of
the Communist Party will affect
Soviet policy.
Ford replied that he had met
twice with Leonid Brezhnev, to
whom Chernenko was a close
aide, but had never met
Chernenko.
"Soviet policy is very difficult
to change," he said, and even the
head of government is highly
restricted by the Russian bureau-
cracy. "I hope he will seize the
opportunity" to improve relations
with the United States, Ford
added.
The former President was
sharply critical of Democratic
front 'runner Walter Mondale,
.and praised President Reagan, a
fellow Republican.
He said Mondale appears to
have the Democratic nomination
"all wrapped up," and that John
Glenn has only an outside chance
at upsetting the Mondale candi-
dacy if he makes a good showing
in early primaries and caucuses.
"Fritz Mondale has sewed up
all the special interest groups,"
Ford said. "He's committed him-


acre parcel of land which he owns
on Mann Road at Kissengin
Avenue from R-1-A to R-1 to allow
eight homes instead of six on the
parcel. The zoning board voted 3-
to-2 to recommend rejecting the
rezoning.
Commissioners James F.
Clements, Leo Longworth and
Brian Hinton all said they were
voting for approval on first read-
ing so that the ordinance would
be brought back for a public hear-
ing at the commission's next
meeting.
Asked by Longworth to explain
what "spot zoning" is, City Atty.
George Dunlap replied, "The con-
cept of spot zoning really isn't
around any more. That is not
viable."
Passed on first reading an
ordinance approving "planned
development" zoning for a 324.5-
acre parcel of reclaimed phos-
phate land just west of the CSX
industrial park on State Road 60
West.
The property, owned by Nustar
Enterprises, will be developed by
John Hutto with 600 residential
units some single-family
homes, some town houses on
166 acres; 61 acres of commercial
property; and 97.5 acres of recre-
ation lands and open space, most-
ly in,lakes and wetlands on the
southern one-third of the proper-
ty.
Passed on second reading
ordinances creating a "mixed use"
zoning category, and assigning
that designation to the C. Wilson
Ranch property, which stretches
from U.S. Highway 17 North to
State Road 60 East.
The "mixed use" category will
allow up to 12 residential units
per acre, "but don't assume we're
going to be throwing 12 units per
acre anywhere," Wiegers said.
The C. Wilson Ranch'property
has 897.1 acres, of which 337.7
acres are envisioned for develop-
ment of 1,350 residential units,
37.5 acres are envisioned for
neighborhood commercial devel-
opment, and 521.9 acres will be
recreation and open space.
Passed on second reading an
ordinance rezoning 13 acres of
the Silver Companies develop-
ment on U.S. Highway 98 North
from residential to commercial to
allow a shopping center at the
north end of the development.
Commissioner Clements declared
a conflict of interest and did not
vote.


self to all the special interests,"
thereby assuring himself the
support of 35 per cent of the
Democratic convention delegates,
mostly from labor organizations,
he continued.
"The public is suspicious of
anybody who signs on with every
special interest group."
Asked his opinion of former
Florida Gov. Reubin Askew's
chances of winning the
Democratic nomination, Ford
replied, diplomatically:
"The others are all trying very
hard; they're all fine individu-
als."
Asked if he considers
President Reagan too old to serve
as President, Ford replied: "As
long as President Reagan is in
good health and he is I don't
care what his chronological age
is."
Asked about his controversial
pardon of Richard Nixon, a move
which may have cost him his own
bid for election to the Presidency,
Ford replied:
"If things were exactly the
same, I would do what I did
before." He said that at the time
he became President, following
Nixon's resignation in disgrace,
he spent 25 per cent of his time
listening to lawyers argue over
what he should do with Nixon's
papers and tapes. Eventually, he
said, he concluded that the only
way he could put the Watergate
era behind the country and
devote his full energies to run-
ning the country "was to get
President Nixon off of the front
page and out of the courts."
Ford said that he has a good
relationship with former
President Jimmy Carter "despite
our differences in 1976." (Carter
defeated him when Ford ran for
election to the Presidency after
completing the remainder of
Nixon's second term.)
"President Reagan calls on me
occasionally," he added, but he
said he sees no merit in granting
former Presidents any formal
standing in government.
While making no criticism of
Reagan, Ford said that increas-
ingly greater budget deficits pole
a continuing danger to the
nation's financial health.
While unemployment, infla-
tion and interest rates are all
down, "the only ominous cloud" is


the projected long range deficits : p-
in the federal budget, he said. "If .
the Reagan administration does-
n't do something with those out- i '
year deficits, you could have ..
some problems." .. .J
He suggested stretching .
defense expenditures over a -. / .
longer period and "finding addi-
tional revenue in 1985" as ways
to trim budget deficits that are
projected at $150 billion to $180 "
billion a year.
A reduction of $40 billion in
the deficit decreases interest
rates by one-and-a-half percent,
he asserted.
An international trade imbal-
ance, with the U.S. paying more
for imports than it is making in
sale of exports, also is unhealthy,
he warned.
Asked what is the biggest
threat facing the nation, he
replied:
"I'm so optimistic about our
future that I can't see anything
that's going to cripple us."
But he reiterated the danger
of long-range' deficits to financial
recovery.
He also said the nation "must
seek to negotiate in a responsible Gerald Ford
way with the Soviet Union on
nuclear arms reduction."



Ordinance Procedure,


Tree Code, on Agenda


A new procedure on adopting
ordinance that would virtually
require city commissioners to
pass every ordinance on first
reading without hearing pub-
lic input will be considered by
the city commission on Tuesday
night.
The commission also will
review its tree ordinance, and
consider approval of a large
"planned development" at the
west entrance to Bartow, and
downgrading of a parcel of land
on Mann Road from R-1-Ato R-1.
The commission will meet on
Tuesday, Jan. 2 one day later
than usual because of the New
Year's Day holiday on Monday,
Jan. 1.


The commission will meet for
a work session at 5:30, and will
reconvene for its regular busi-
ness meeting at 6:30.
The ordinance procedure pro-
posed by City Atty. George
Dunlap for the commission's con-
sideration would streamline first
reading consideration of ordi-
nances, while allowing a full pub-
lic hearing on second reading.
On first reading, a staff report
of not more than five minutes
would be made, followed by ques-
tions from the commission.
"Only under extraordinary cir-
cumstances should this vote be
negative, and never regarding a
quasi-judicial matter, such as
zonings, rezonings, plat


approvals, etc.," the proposed pol-
icy reads.
When an ordinance is brought
up for a public hearing and final
Passage on second reading, the
procedure would begin with
another five-minute staff report.
The applicant (normally a sub-
division developer) would be
given 15 minutes to present his
proposal, with five minutes for
rebuttal at the close of the hear-
ing.
Each member of the audience
would have five minutes to com-
ment, but anyone speaking for
two or more other members of
the audience who yield their time


(See Page 5- Col. 1)


SANTA, who may be related to Bartow Police Chief Erik Sandvik, nation Christmas party. H1e was assisted by elf Mary Ellen Bate. The
gave gift'ls and choor at the Sunrise Community Group Home organi- program runs group homes around the state. (Staff photo)


City To Require 'Dry

Lines' For Septic Tanks









2 The Polk County Democrat January 1, 2007




Community Life


Volunteers Needed for Fort Meade's New

Literacy Council; Workshops Set Jan. 4-5


A literacy council has been or-
ganized in Fort Meade.
Seeing a need for a council in
town, Marsha West, executive
director of Help of Fort Meade,
Inc., met with the people of
READ Polk, and requested their
assistance, and on Dec. 4, the
READ Polk board accepted the
Fort Meade Literacy Council as
their own.
READ Polk is a countywide
organization formed to teach ba-
sic reading skills to adult non-
readers. The objective of READ
Polk is to work collectively to
serve the functionally illiterate
population in Polk County by:
Increasing public awareness
of the literacy problem in Polk
County.
Establishing literacy coun-
cils in each municipality in the
county.
Promoting and supporting
literacy efforts of member or-
ganizations.
Working cooperatively with
other literacy organizations in
the State of Florida.
Encouraging county-wide
organizations and institutions to
collaborate with and participate
in READ Polk.
There are three other literacy
councils under READ Polk: Read
Lakeland, Auburndale/Winter
Haven, and Lake Wales.
The Fort Meade Literacy


Council is co-located at Help of
Fort Meade, and receives office
space, phone service, office sup-
plies, support (which includes
501 (c) (3) status, financial book-
keeping, and grant writing), and
guidance from Help.
The Fort Meade Literacy
Council aims to:
Help adults develop the
ability to read, write, and speak
English proficiently.
Help the public understand
the economic and social impact
of adult illiteracy.
Increase community aware-
ness and visibility of adult liter-
acy resources.
DevelQpepnmmunity involve-
ji 'rihthrfibusiness support.
*i Coordinate the recruitment,
trailing, and retention of tutors
and tihe recruitment and reten-
tion of learners.
Develop financial resources
to meet adult literacy needs.
In order to accomplish this,
volunteers are needed. Volun-
teers help tutor, establish train-
ing, report monthly administra-
tive information to READ Lake-
land, inventory books and sup-
plies, get the' word our to non-
readers of free and private read-
ing lessons available to those
who want to learn to read, and
other tasks necessary to run a
successful and rewarding liter-
acy program within the commu-


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nity.
Contributions from public and
private organizations help fund
this literacy movement. As a
non-profit organization, all con-
Stributions are tax deductible.
Any contributions can be
made out to Help of Fort Meade,
with the annotation "literacy
council" on the memo line.
"Life is about choices and the
decisions we make," a spokes-
man for the council said. "We
make good and bad choices in
life, but an informed choice is
normally the best. For it to be an
informed decision, reading is the
cornerstone."
Volunteering is a commitment
that is both very giving and very
rewarding, the spokesman said.
Those interested in volunteer-
ing for the council are invited to
attend a workshop on Thursday
and Friday, Jan. 4-5, at Family
Fundamentals, 1021 Lakeland
Hills Boulevard, Lakeland.
The workshops are from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, and at-
tendance both days is mandatory
to become a certified tutor.
There is no charge for the
workshop.
Register by calling READ
Lakeland at 802-1512 or Fort
Meade Literacy Council at 285-
09012, by noon Jan. 3.

Audubon
Society Hosts
Photography
Program
Reinier Munguia, professional
photographer, will give a presen-
tation on Photography of Birds
at Glenmoore Chapel, Florida
Presbyterian Homes, in Lake-
land, on Monday, Jan. 8, at 7
p.m.
The event is sponsored by the
Lake Region Audubon Society.
Those attending will have the
opportunity to learn some photo-
graphic techniques from a pro-
fessional.
Glenmoore Chapel is located
at 6 Hunter Lake Drive. To get
there, from South Florida Ave-
nue, turn west onto Cresap
Street; from Cresap Street, turn
left onto Hunter Lake Drive. The
chapel is located on the second
floor on the south side of the first
building on Hunter Lake Drive.
Park on the grass across the
street facing the lake.
For more information, call
Marvel Loftus at 324-9657.


By JENNY HARPER
Family Features

Desserts dressed
for the holidays

During the holidays I enjoy preparing elegant-
looking desserts for my family and guests because
it adds that extra bit of festivity to my table.
Pumpkin Roll is a traditional favorite of spiced-
pumpkin cake rolled up with a sweet cream cheese
filling. Chilled, sliced and served with a sprinkle of
powdered sugar, it's a festive classic.
A new favorite is colorfully, appealing White
Fudge with Crystallized Ginger & Cranberries.
This dessert blends the spark of ginger flavor with
the tartness of cranberries against sweet, melt-in-
your-mouth fudge. Pass a pretty tray of these sweet
morsels around the table on a pretty tray and
watch this fudge disappear.
For more festive dessert ideas, holiday gift ideas
and baking tips, visit www.VeryBestBaking.com.

WHITE FUDGE WITH CRYSTALLIZED
GINGER & CRANBERRIES
(Makes 49 pieces)
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2/3 cup (5 fluid-ounce can) Carnation
Evaporated Milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups miniature marshmallows
2 cups (12-ounce package) Nestle Toll House
Premier White Morsels
1 1/4 cups (6-ounce package) sweetened dried
cranberries, coarsely chopped
1 jar (2.5 ounces) or 1/2 cup crystallized ginger
Line 8- or 9-inch-square baking pan with foil.
Combine sugar and ground ginger in medium,
heavy-duty saucepan. Add evaporated milk and
butter. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium
heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly,
for 4 to 5 minutes (to 234 F). Remove from heat.
Stir in marshmallows, morsels, cranberries and
crystallized ginger. Stir vigorously for 1 minute or
until marshmallows are melted. Pour into pre-
pared pan; refrigerate until firm, about 1 1/2 hours.
Lift from pan; remove foil. Cut into pieces.
Nutrition Information per serving: 90 calories;
25 calories from fat; 3 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat;
5 mg cholesterol; 15 mg sodium; 17 g carbohydrate;
0 g fiber; 14 g sugars; 1 g protein

LIBBY'S PUMPKIN ROLL
(Makes 10 servings)
Cake:
Powdered sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teas'jdon akilng p&w'der
1/2 teaspoon baking soda"
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


Filling:
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Powdered sugar

For cake:
Preheat- oven to 3750 F. Grease 15 x 10-inch
jelly-roll pan; line with wax paper. Grease and flour
paper. Sprinkle a thin, cotton kitchen towel with
powdered sugar.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cin-
namon, cloves and salt in small bowl. Beat eggs
and sugar in large mixer bowl until thick. Beat in
pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture. Spread evenly into
prepared pan. Sprinkle with nuts.
Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until top of cake
springs back when touched. Immediately loosen
and turn cake onto prepared towel. Carefully peel
off paper. Roll up cake and towel together, starting
with narrow end.. Cool on wire rack.

For filling:
Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter and
vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth.
Carefully unroll cake; remove
towel. Spread cream cheese
mixture over cake. Reroll cake.
Wrap in plastic wrap and
refrigerate at least one hour.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar
before serving, if desired.
Nutrition Information
per serving: 350 calo-
ries; 150 calories from
fat; 16 g total fat; 10 g
saturated fat; 105
mg cholesterol;
280 mg sodium; .
44 g carbohy-
drate; <1 g fiber;
35 g sugars; 5 g
protein

Jenny Harper is senior culinary specialist for the
Nestle Test Kitchens and the website, at
VeryBestBaking.com. All materials courtesy of
VeryBestBaking.com


Dru W. Gainey and Nichole Weihrauch


Nichole Weihrauch to

Wed Dru W. Gainey


Nichole Weihrauch of Winter
Haven and Dru W. Gainey of
Bartow have announced their
engagement.
'The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph White
of Winter Haven.
She is southeast area man-
ager for Success For All Founda-
tion.
The prospective bridegroom is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry


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Florida Baptist Children's Home
Director Speaks to Lions Club


Florida Baptist. Children's
Home has been serving children
from troubled homes for more
than 100 years, Campus Director
James Selph told Bartow Lions
Club members and spouses at a
luncheon meeting Dec. 19.
The FBCH has. six group
-homes on the Lakeland campus,
located south of the Lakeland
Center. Each home has a capac-
ity of 10 children, plus their
Christian monitors.
The home accepts children
from the cradle to 18 years of
age for care and training, Selph
said. Residents are recom-
mended by the State of Florida
and local churches.
"Social wars are taking place
all around these youngsters in
the form of alcohol and drug
abuse, physical and mental
abuse, and other circumstances
which tear families apart," he
said. "My job is to provide hope
for those children who unfortu-
nately have to live in group
homes."
Residents at the home partici-
pate in daily devotional services


and attend Baptist church serv-
ices on Wednesday rights and
Sunday. On weekdays, resi-
dents are taught life skills for six
hours per day, with guest in-
structors from many different
walks of life visiting the campus. ,
"Kids long to be back with
their families no matter how un-
fortunate their home circum-
stances may be. We have to in-
troduce our residents to a struc-
tured environment, show them
respect and discipline, and.teach
them responsibility," Selph said.
"Upon first coming Ato the
home, many of the youngsters
don't event trust us to feed them.
We teach them real life skills
and basic job skills. We wgrit t.,-
address the whole person,' in-
cluding their spiritual :id nd
church lives.",,.
The home receives 40 percent
of their funding from Baptist
churches. The other 60 percent is
contributed by corporations,
farmers, and individuals.
Wives of Lions members were
special guests at the luncheon,
held at the Bartow Civic Center.


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Don't Forget The Tax Collector -

Deadlines Are Fast Approaching


With so much happening in
the last week of the year it's
easy to see how someone could
forget to renew their registration
or pay their property taxes on
time.
Generally, the deadline for re-
newing mobile home and com-
mercial vehicle registrations, as
well as qualifying for the three


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BARTOW REGIdNAL Medical Center has haiser, Bartow High School; Corey Ellerbe, Mul-
awarded scholarships to three local high school berry High School; and Clayton Ward, George
students. The students are (from left): Mark Don- Jenkins High School. (Photos provided)


RUDOLPH ISN'T the only one flying. First
graders at First Methodist School said good-bye
to "Olive" as she left with Net Jets Captain Kevin
Stoltz for her sixth annual trip around the U.S.
aboard a Citation Xjet. Olive is a little dog who is
the main character in the book, "Olive the Other
Reindeer" by Vivian Walsh and J. Otto Seibold.
She earned her reindeer antlers by flying with
Santa to help him deliver presents on Christmas
Eve and get back to the North Pole through the
fog. Every year, Jackie Stoltz, a first grade
teacher and principal reads the story to the class
before inviting her son, Kevin, who is also a
graduate of First Methodist School and Embry
Riddle Aeronautical University to visit. While
visiting the class, he teaches the students how to
take off, fly and land a jet, how to use the pho-
netic alphabet to spell their names, how air-
planes are made, how to tell a captain from a co-


pilot by the number of stripes' on his sleeve and
how to talk to each other on pilot headsets. After
all this "training" the students earned their jun-
ior pilot wings and received a model plane to
decorate and take home to fly. While Olive and
Kevin tour the U.S. the students will track their
travels on a big classroom map enhancing their
study of our country and becoming familiar with
our 50 states. Those saying goodbye were (from
left): front- April Lee, Devon Jackson, Zachary
Farrer, Kyle Wodecki, Emily Carroll, Josiah Pa-
tel; second row Nathan Presnell, Victoria Pe-
tote, Elizabeth Roth, Adriana Colon, Shawn Ed-
mondson, Brett Alfsen, Olivia Hines; third row -
Riley Albritton, Nate Henderson, Hayden Welch,
Kiara Weiss, Tyler Whealton, Zak Henderson;
back row Isabella Avila, Devin Westbrook,
Kevin Stoltz, Sydney Lafferty, Cameron Baggott
- (Photo provided)


percent property tax payment
discount is Dec. 31.
The following deadlines apply:
Any payments made by mail
must be postmarked by Sunday,
Dec. 31.
Property tax or mobile home
registration renewal payments
made on the internet at www.
PolkTaxes.com must be made on


Property Tax Exemption

Receipts Post This Week


Polk County Property Ap-
praiser Marsha Faux announced
that more than 100,000 receipts
for the renewal of homestead,
widow, widower, and disability
exemptions for 2007 will be re-
leased from the post office this
week.
The receipt should not be re-
turned to the property ap-
praiser's office unless the owner
is no longer a resident of the
property on Jan. 1 or if the prop-
erty has been rented or sold as of
Jan. 1.
Persons filing for exemption
for the first time must file in per-
son at the Bartow, Lakeland, or
Winter Haven office.
The address for the Bartow of-
fice is 255 North Wilson Avenue,
the address for the Lakeland of-
fice is 912 East Parker Street,
and the address for the Winter
Haven office is 3425 Lake Alfred
Road, 3 Gill Jones Plaza.
Applicants should bring their
recorded deed and proof of resi-
dency which includes their Flor-
ida driver's license, Florida vehi-
cle tag registration, Florida voter.
registration (optional) and Resi-
dent Alien card, if not a citizen
of the United States.
Persons filing for homestead
exemption are also required to
provide their social security
numbers.' A husband and wife
must both have Florida driver's
license, if both drive.
Widows and widowers must
provide a copy of their spouse's
death certificate.
Applicants for disability ex-
emption must provide letters
from a Florida physician verify-
ing their total and permanent
disability.
To qualify for senior exemp-
tion, the property owner must-;


have an existing homestead ex-
emption, be 65 years or older,
and have a combined household
income that does not.exceed the
defined limit.
Homestead exemption may be
allowed on mobile homes if the
property owner is also the owner
of the land on which the mobile
home is sited and the owner
meets the qualifications for
homestead exemption.


or before Sunday, Dec. 31.
Any payments made in per-
':on must be conducted before 5
p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 2.
Additional information is also
available on the website at www.
PolkTaxes.com-or by calling 534-
4700.


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6:30 p.m.
The event will be held at the
Cleveland Heights Golf Course
Clubhouse in Lakeland.
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and snacks are provided.
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THINKING OUT LOUD / By S. L. FRISBIE, IV

This Year the Crystal Ball Was Busted


When superlatives are linked to the
names of Presidents of the United States,
Gerald Ford should be recognized as one
of the most decent men ever to hold the
job.
He was thrust into a Presidency that he
Sdid not seek after Spiro Agnew left the
vice-presidency in disgrace, and then
SRichard Nixon quit in the face of almost
certain impeachment.
Ford restored honor to a White House
that was badly in need of it.
On Feb. 17, 1984, eight years, after his
895-day presidency ended, he was hon-
ored by Florida Southern College in
*: Lakeland, as its honorary chancellor, and
held a press conference. We were invited to
Sbe there.
S At that occasion, we prefaced our ques-
Stion with the observation that most
Presidents are remembered for only one or
two things, then asked Ford how he would
I:- like history to remember him.
Without hesitation, he replied that he
would like to be remembered as the
SPresident who "healed the land."
He has earned that title.
When he took office, he told the
American people that he was "a Ford, not
a Lincoln."
His wife, an equally decent person,
;described her husband and herself as
"common people ... in uncommon
times."
Little remembered, perhaps, is the
Associated Press story about the VIP jack-
ets that were kept on Air Force One.
Richard Nixon's jacket was embroi-
dered "The President."
Gerald Ford's jacket was embroidered
S"Gerald Ford."
The arrogance of Nixon vanished from
the White House the day that Ford took
office, declaring that "our long national
nightmare is over."


We have long believed that the
American people would have forgiven
Richard Nixon for Watergate; what it did
not forgive him for was looking the people
in the eye and declaring:
"I am not a crook!" when, it turned but,
he was.
A month after taking office, Ford grant-
ed a full pardon to Nixon for whatever
crimes he committed, choosing to put an
end to a" controversy that would not die.
Although that decision was generally
believed to have cost him the 1976 election,
it has since been widely recognized as an
appropriate way to put the tarnished
Nixon legacy to rest:
Among Ainerica's'Presidents are the
Father of Our Country, the one who freed
the slaves, and the ones who led us
through World Wars One and Two and out
of the Great Depression.
While there have been exceptions, the
vast majority have brought honor to the
Oval Office.
Among them, Gerald Ford stands out as
one of the most decent men ever to occupy
the White House .. a Ford, not a Lincoln;
a common man in. uncommon times. He
brought healing to the land.
His is indeed a proud legacy.


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OUR READERS SAY

'Brief Period of Discomfort' is Okay


BARTOW This note is about
your editorials, especially the one
published on Dec, 28, "Focus on
the Victim, Not he Perpetrator."
I agree all the way.
An "eye for an eye" approach


wasn't suggested and probably
should not be followed, but I
agree with the writer that a brief
period of discomfort by the per-
petrator while dying for a
heinous crime pales in compari-


son to that of the victim.
I 'have 'been reading and
approving .almost all of the
Democrat's editorials in the
Democrat for the seven years I've
resided in Bartow after retiring as
a professor emeritus from the
University of Connecticut.
The editorials have shown
what I'll call practical wisdom
as well as compassion, and
broad, and deep knowledge.
That the publisher and I typi-
cally vote for different politi-
cal parties is not relevant in
this appraisal. Wisdom is wis-
dom.
SI don't know what the
shifting of ownership of the
Democrat will do to its edito-
rials, but I do want to record
my appreciation that they
have been written during my
years in Bartow.
ARLAND R. MEADE


I begin each year with predic-
tions for what the year ahead
holds; one year later, I must make
an accounting.
The predictions for 2006 were
a disaster; it is time to call in the
Glass Doctor to take a look at the
crystal ball.
Okay, here's what I said ...
and what did and didn't happen.
The Road at Last. Might 'as
well stick my neck way out for
the first one: this will be the year
that sees at least a start on the
back entrance to Bartow Regional
Medical Center. It's been in the
talking stage for years. By year's
end, look for at least a beginning.
Still a lot of talk, but no road.
No Dumping. Look for the
proposal to accept "commercial
garbage" at the construction and
demolition landfill in northwest
Bartow to fail. There is virtually
unanimous opposition to it, and
it'sthard to imagine the state issu-
ing a permit. Don't know if this
one is dead, or merely dormant,
but it's dropped off the radar.
Stay in School. The school
board and the superintendent
will place major emphasis on
reducing the drop-out rate from
Polk County high schools. It's a
hot-button topic in education,
doubly so in Polk. The drop-out
rate is down. (So is the gradua-
tion rate, since kids who stay in
high school more than four years
are not drop-outs, but neither are
they graduates.)


Focus on Reading. It's hardly
news that reading is fundamental
to success in school, and high
,schools now have reading teach-
ers to help students who haven't
mastered that skill. In 2006, look
for a new initiative to bring read-
ing skills up to par at the middle
school level. Middle school "sub-
ject area" teachers are becoming
certified in reading so that they
can incorporate reading skills"
into all subject areas.
Recall Will Fail. The effort to
recall the four Polk County com-
missioners who voted for a big
tax increase will fail. A lot of peo-
ple are mad at them, but not
enough voters are mad enough to
remove them from office. The
recall organizers gave up on this
one.
Roads and Parks. The county
commission imposed a one-mill
tax increase for roads and a half-
mill Municipal Services Taxing
Unit tax for parks and recreation.
By this time next year, there will
be a dramatic advances in both
road work and park develop-
ment. And there are.
Water, Water, Everywhere?
No, not really. Management of
water resources will become a
major issue in county govern-
ment in 2006. The situation in
northeast Polk is a preview of
what lies ahead. Polk County has
entered into water resource
agreements both regionally and
with Polk's municipalities.


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ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURES / By PAT BLAKE SIMS

Remembering Walter 'Hoot' Gibson


I was sorry to read of the
death of Walter Gibson, a mem-
ber of the Summerlin Institute
graduating Class of 1944.
That was my graduating class,
too. Many of the young men in
that class volunteered for the
armed services immediately after
graduation.
I volunteered to go work for
the F.B.I. in Washington, D.C.,
and spent the duration of the war
classifying fingerprint cards. We
had stacks and stacks of finger-
print cards from the armed ser-
vices and I don't think we ever
got them all classified before the
end of the war.
My work schedule was 72
hours a week: six 12-hour days
with Sunday off. It left little time
to go to the store and do any
shopping.
I was in the dime store one
night buying odds and ends
when someone behind me said,
"Oh! There you are! I've beerq
looking all over for you!" I turned
around and there was Walter
Gibson.
He was in the Navy, stationed
at the Quantico Naval Base close
by.
"You have been looking for
me?," I asked, wondering what
the odds were against him find-


ing anyone in Washington, D.C.,
at night. He acted like there was
nothing unusual about that,
There were wall-to-wall people
all over the place.
He pulled a piece of paper out
of his sleeve and read me his list.
"I want to see the Capitol
Building, the Washington
Monument and the
Congressional Library," he said.
If you have never been sightsee-
ing in Washington, D.C., during a
blackout at night, you won't real-
ize what an impossible task that
was.
We got on the bus and headed
down Capitol Avenue. When we
got off of the bus, it was dark all
around and I said, "Here we are."
Where?" he asked.
"At the Capitol building," I
told him.
It was a dark night and we
walked up the driveway until we
could see the outline of the build-
ing.
"That's it", I told him: "It
looks much better in the day
time."
We got back on the bus and
went to see the Washington
Monument. It was foggy, and we
could see faintly about the first 10
feet until it disappeared into the
fog.


"It's just like that all the way
up until you get to the top, where
there are little windows on the
four sides. It looks much better in
the day time. When there is not a
war going on, they shine lights
on it and it looks much better. If
you want to come back on a
Sunday during the day time, it
would make sightseeing a lot eas-
ier. He said he couldn't do that,
but he didn't say why.
It was very late by then, and I
had to be at the D.C. Armory at 8
o'clock. I needed to get some
sleep because my eyes got tired of
counting loops, whorls and tent-
ed arches. I pointed him toward
the bus and he left to go fight the
war.
The next time I saw him was
20 years later in Bartow at my
father's funeral. We had both
changed a lot. I had put on about
20 pounds and he no longer
looked like a skinny adolescent.
He had to tell me who he was. He
had married Sarah Parker, who
was also in our class, and I had
married an architect from
Atlanta.
He told me that he made a
practice of going to the funerals
of his classmates' families.
A very nice man.


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Ford: A Man of Honor,


When America Needed One


January 1, 2007


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Class Size Amendment. The
Legislature will do something to
mitigate the impact of the Class
Size Amendment. It won't be
repealed, but look for a proposal
to the voters to ease the financial
blow to counties. Efforts to put
something on the ballot failed.
Medicaid Reform. With the
cost of Medicaid rising at 10.4
percent per year twice the
annual increase in the growth of
the state budget Medicaid
reform will be a hot topic with
the Legislature. (And there are no
easy answers.) If. there were any
answers at all, they escaped my
notice.
Troop Reduction in Iraq. By
the time the odometer rolls over
on 2007, there will be a significant
reduction in the number of
American troops in Iraq. Between
the growing sentiment in the
United States to bring the troops
home and the increasing level of
training of Iraq's army by
American troops, we'll have
fewer Americans in Iraq at year's
end. Wishful thinking that didn't
come true.
By my count, that's six right,
four wrong; possibly my worst
year ever.
If I were a charter school, the
school board would revoke my
charter. If my score on predic-
tions were an FCAT score, I
would be sent back four grades.
I'll see if I can do better for
2007. Stay tuned.










Ordinance Procedure


January 1, 2007 The Polk County Democrat 5


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would be allowed 15 minutes.
Speakers would be urged not
to repeat comments of previous
speakers, but could express their
support of those comments.
"Clapping, shouting, hooting
and the like" would be prohibit-
ed.
Comment from commission-
ers would come immediately
before the vote.
Review of the city's tree ordi-
nance will be made at the
request of Commissioner James
F. Clements, who voiced concern
at the commission's last meeting
about the clear-cutting of proper-
ty for development, particularly.
the removal of "grandfather


Jessie
Graydon
Jessie Graydon, 72, ofBartow,
died of heart failure Saturday,
Dec. 23, 2006, at Brandywyne
Health Care Center.
Born in Pinehurst, Ga., on
May 3, 1934, Mrs. Graydon
moved to Bartow 54 years ago.
She was a dietitian employed
by the Polk County School
Board. She was a member of St.
James A.M.E. Church in Bartow.
Survivors include her daaigh-
ter; Linda Robinson of Bartow;
four sons, Ronald Graydon, Win-
fred Graydon, and James Gray-
don, all of Bartow, and Kenneth
Graydon of Jacksonville; 34
grandchildren; 13 great-grand-
children; and three great-great-
grandchildren.
Visitation: Friday, Dec. 29,
from 5 to 7 p.m., at'Williams Fu-.
neral Home in Bartow.
The funeral: Saturday, Dec.
30, at 2 p.m., at St. James
A.M.E. Church'in Bartow.


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oaks."
Clear-cutting of the site for an
apartment development on East
Church Street to be called
"Summerlin Oaks" and of the
Holiday Inn Express property
prompted his comments.
Two ordinances will come up
for a public hearing and final
vote.
One would approve John
Hutto's application for approval
of a 324.5-acre "planned develop-
ment" with up to 600 home and
apartment units, 61 acres of
commercial development, and a
large area for recreation an open
space. The development would
be on State Road 60 West, adja-
cent to the USX Industrial Park.
NuStar Enterprises is the


Aston
Campbell
Aston Campbell, 64, of Bar-
tow, died Nov. 21, 2006, at the
Bartow Center, of acute cerebro-
vascular disease.
Born in Jamaica on Oct. 29,
1942, Mr. Campbell moved to
Bartow 40 years ago.
He was a phosphate worker.
He was a member of Galilee Mis-
sionary Baptist Church in Fort
Meade.
Survivors include his daugh-
ter, Asanett Campbell of Bartow;
two sons, Kenrick Campbell of
Philadelphia and Armond Camp-
bell of Kingston, Jamaica; two
sisters, Pearl Campbell and Fred
Campbell, both of Jamaica; three
brothers, Calvin Campbell, Gar-
field Edwards, and Balford Ed-
wards, all of Jamaica; and four
grandchildren.
Visitation: Friday, Dec. 29,
from 2 to 8 p.m., at Williams Fu-
neral Home in Bartow.
The funeral: Saturday, Dec.
30, at 11 a.m., at the funeral
home.


Wylinda Ghent


Wylinda
Ghent
Wylinda Ghent, 50, of Mul-
berry, died of cardiac arrest Fri-
day, Dec. 22, 2006, at Lakeland
Regional Hospital.
Ms. Ghent was born in Bar-
tow on April 28, 1956.
She was a cook, and a mem-
ber of St. James Primitive Bap-
tist Church in Mulberr3y.
Survivors include her son,
Lynnwood Armstrong of Bartow;
her father, Smith Ghent of Lake-
land; two sisters, Lee Ann Stan-
cil of Mulberry and Bessie
Brown of Lakeland; six brothers,
Jeffery Bell of Bartow, Willie
Charles Andrews of New Or-
leans, Mark Ghent of Lakeland,
Wayne Ghent of Plant City, Mel-
vin Ghent and Ronnie Ghent,
both of Lakeland; and two
grandchildren.
Visitation: Friday, Dec. 29,
from 6 to 8 p.m., at Williams Fu-
neral Home in Bartow.
The funeral: Saturday, Dec.
30, at 11 a.m., at St. James
Primitive Baptist Church in
Mulberry.


applicant.
The other ordinance would
rezone from R-1-A to R-1 a 1.95-
acre parcel of land at Mann Road
and Kissengen Avenue. The
rezoning would allow eight
homes on a parcel on which six
homes would be allowed under
the present zoning.
City Planning Dir. Robert
Wiegers and his wife, Lisa, are
the applicants.
The only other items on the
agenda are presentation of a
proclamation recognizing Martin
Luther King and George Gause
Day on Jan. 15, and an appoint-
ment to the Bartow Housing
Authority.


Weather Essay
Contest
Planned
Florida Department of Educa-
tion's Just Read, Florida! office,
in partnership with the Division
of Emergency Management and
several other emergency man-
agement partners, is conducting
its annual statewide short essay
contest for high school students
as part of the 2007 Hazardous
Weather Awareness Week, Feb.
11 through 17.
High school students from
across the state are encouraged
to participate.
"This contest provides stu-
dents with a wonderful opportu-
nity to use creative and critical
thinking skills regarding a topic
that is both authentic and im-
portant to the citizens of Flor-
ida," said Dr. Evan Lefsky, Just
Read, Florida! executive director.
Students are asked to play
the role of mayor of a community
that is being threatened by a
major hurricane similar in size
and strength to Hurricane Ka-
trina and develop a prepared-
ness plan.
An overall statewide winner
and six other winners and their
respective teachers will be se-
lected from each of the seven
emergency management areas in
the state.
The state winner will receive
$500 and a National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) Weather Radio.
The winning student in each
of the remaining emergency
management areas listed will re-
ceive $250 and a NOAA Weather
Radio. The teacher of the state-
wide winner will receive $250
and a NOAA Weather Radio and
the respective teacher for each of
the six remaining area winners
will receive $100 and a NOAA
Weather Radio.
Winners will be recognized
during an award ceremony to be
held in Tallahassee on Monday,
Feb. 12.
The essay contest is part of an
annual public awareness cam-
paign that includes distribution
of the "Florida Hazardous
Weather Guide" to middle school
classrooms, children's books in
elementary school classrooms,
and a poster contest for fourth
and fifth graders.
Also a part of the campaign is
the statewide "Tornado Drill"
conducted by the Florida offices
of the National Weather Service.
All entries must be electroni-
cally submitted to the Just Read,
Florida! website at www.Jus-
tReadFlorida.com/hwaw essay
contest by 11:59 p.m., Sunday,
Jan. 21.


Stay Safe And Sober This Holiday


Dr. Steven Stylianos,
Chief of Pediatric Surgery
Miami Children's Hospital

Although the holiday season
is considered the most joyful
time of the year, for many it is
also the most stressful.
Trying to attend all the par-
ties, buy gifts, bake holiday
treats and prepare for the
crowds that descend on our
homes stretches all of us a little
thin during the season.
It's easy to think you don't
have time to buckle up, that you
can go a little faster than the
speed limit to get there on time
or that you can have just one
drink to calm your nerves before
you drive. Unfortunately, these
actions are not without conse-
quences, and can often prove
deadly.
According to the National
Highway Traffic Safety Admin-
istration (NHTSA) more than
43,000 people were killed and
more than two million were in-
jured in motor vehicle crashes in
2005.
Among those 43,000 deaths,
more than 3,500 occurred in
Florida. In 2004, pore than
3,500 fatalities occurred between
Thanksgiving and New Year's
Day, making the holiday driving
season one.of the deadliest times
of the year.


All too often these fatalities
and injuries are very simple to
prevent. Many are caused by
careless drivers who speed, fail
to buckle up, or, worse, drive af-
ter drinking.
By following a few simple tips
you can help keep'yourself,
friends and family members safe
this holiday season.
Buckle Up. It sounds so sim-
ple, and it is, but many people
still do not take the few seconds
needed to buckle up when they
get in their car.
In 2005, according to NHTSA,
66 percent of passenger vehicle
occupants ages 25 to 34 and 68
percent of pickup truck drivers
killed in crashes were not wear-
ing seat belts. The percentages
for these two groups were the
highest among all groups ana-
lyzed. NHTSA estimates that an
additional 5,328 lives could have
been saved in 2005 if all drivers
and passengers would simply
buckle up.
Slow Down. Everyone
knows 'that speeding increases
the likelihood of a crash and the.
severity of a crash if one occurs.
More than 13,000 fatalities were
attributed to speeding in 2005,
according to NHTSA, and.: of
those, nearly 240 occurred in
Florida.
Many also mistakenly believe
that most crashes involving
speed occur on interstate high-


ways; however NHTSA statistics
show that only 14 percent of
speeding-related fatalities occur
on interstate highways.
SAs you travel on both high-
ways and local roads to get to
your celebrations this holiday,
remember to slow down and obey
the speed limits.
*Stay Sober. This is the most
obvious tip of all.
Alcohol and driving are a
deadly combination, especially
when the roads are full of dis-
tracted drivers rushing to the
malls or holiday parties. Accord-
ing to NHTSA, between Thanks-
giving and New Year's Day in
2004, 38 percent of all fatal
crashes were alcohol-related.
In 2005, 1,471 fatal crashes in
Florida were alcohol-related, 42
percent of the Florida's total
2005 fatalities. Although, stay-
ing sober while driving is always
important, the added number of
travelers makes it even more im-
portant during the holidays.
Most injuries and fatalities on
the roads are not random events
of fate but rather due to prevent-
able causes.
STaking simple steps such as
, buckling up, obeying the speed
limit and especially staying so-
ber while driving will help you,
your family and all the other
holiday travelers stay safe and
enjoy the season.


Wildfire Danger Is Real During Dry Times


Wildfires can cause wide-
spread damage, and Florida Ag-
riculture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bron-
son is asking the. public to be
careful with all outdoor fires this
holiday season.
"Florida has received below-
normal amounts of precipitation
through the fall months, and
this past weekend's freezing
temperatures in the northern
part of the state have left much
of our wildlands vulnerable to
wildfire," Bronson said. "The
freeze-dried vegetation will only
add to the already accumulated
debris that is still scattered
across Florida from the 2004 and
2005 hurricane seasons."
Relative humidity below 35
percent, lack of rainfall for two
weeks or longer, and strong, dry
winds are all components that
create extreme fire danger.


"Any fire that starts during
these weather .conditions could
get out of control and spread
quickly," said Bronson.
Bronson encouraged the pub-
lic to follow these tips:
Report any suspicious fire
by calling 911.
Never leave any fire unat-
tended. ,
Clear an area down to bare
soil around campfires and warm-
ing fires.
Do not burn yard waste dur-
ing dry, windy conditions.
Keep your home safe from'
fires by clearing leaves from the
roof and gutters, and by remov-
ing dead vegetation within 30
feet of your home.
It also is important to trim
treesand limbs within-.5 feet opf
your chimney, and make. sure
that you havie a properly' work-
ing spark arrester on your chim-


ney.
Bronson is recommending
that Floridians contact their lo-
cal Division of Forestry office for
more information on fire preven-
tion tips and burning regula-
tions, or visit the Division of For-
estry's web site at http://www.fl-
dof.com.
During the months of Septem-
ber through December, Florida
had 478 wildfires that burned
3,052 acres.
The number of wildfires and
acres burned is up from the five-
year average of 330 fires which
burned 1,635 acres during the
same period over the previous
five years.
Since Jan. 1, 4,596 Florida
wildfires have burned 213,012
acres. Most of these fires .(77per-
cent) were caused by humans..-


Students and parents of pub-
lic, private, charter and home
schools are invited to attend col-
lege scholarship and financial
aid seminars at various county
high schools in January.
Seminar topics include: the
scholarship search, Florida
Bright Futures Program, finan-
cial aid sources and publications,
the financial aid application
process and the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid program,
(FAFSA). There is no charge to'
attend these seminars.
The seminar presenter is Kay
Noble, guidance specialist of,
Polk public schools.
Further information on the
seminars is available from Noble
at 534-0959.
Seminar schedule and loca-
tions:
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 6 p.m.,
Ridge Community High audito-'
rium, 500 Orchid Drive, Daven-
port
Thursday, Jan. 11, 7 p.m.,
George Jenkins High audito-


rium, 6000 Lakeland Highlands
Road, Lakeland
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 8 a.m.,
Fort Meade Middle-Senior audi-
torium, 700 Edgewood Drive
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 6 p.m.,
Bartow High auditorium, 1270
South Broadway
Thursday, Jan. 18, 6:30
p.m., Kathleen High media cen-
ter, 2600 Crutchfield Road,
Lakeland
Monday, Jan. 22, 7 p.m.,
. Harrison School for the Arts
theatre, 750 Hollingsworth
Road, Lakeland
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m.;
Mulberry High inedia center,
Northeast Fourth Circle
Thursday, Jan. 25, 6:30
p.m., Winter Haven High audito-
rium, 600 Sixth Street Southeast


Lakeland Regional Medical
Center will hold two community
education programs in January.
The first will be alternatives
to total knee replacement on
Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. in
the LRMC auditorium.
Advances in cataract surgery
will be presented on Thursday,
Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. in the audito-
rium.
Both programs are free.
For information, 'call 687-
1400.

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Obituaries


Jessie Graydon Aston Campbell


LRMC Sets
Polk Schools Hold Scholarship LRMCSets
And Financial Aid Seminars Two Classes


^i.w e4 ^7b^ra1 Sn6nee
Family Owned and Operated
(863) 285-8171
945 East Broadway Fort Meade, FL 33841


Polk's Newest
Radio Station
FLORIDA TALKS
1570 WTWB


Hear
Lynne Breidenbach
Monday Friday
4 to 6pm



Call In
StudiO Line
967-1570

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As Fort Blount Chartered
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CITY OF BARTdW
P.O. Box 1069
(863) 534-0100
City CommissionerS- ,
Rosie Thornburg (Mayor) ftHuff
Leo Longworth Brian HiRl4n
James Clements



Polk County Supervisor
of Elections Office
250 South Broadway Avenue, Bartow
(863) 534-5888
S1870 African Americans granted the
Right to Vote
* 1920 Women granted the Right to
Vote
*1947 Native Americans granted the
Right to Vote
*1964 Elimination of Poll Tax and
Literacy Tests
*1971 Lowered the voting age to 18
MAKE FREEDOM COUNT..VOTE
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Bartow Rotary Club

Putting Meaning Into
Service Above Self
For 81Year


IN OUR 3RD GENERATION
FOUNDER: "' dwardC.Till
PRESENT OWNER: Dick Till
PRESIDENT& CHIEFADMINISTRATOR: Allen Waddell
VICE PRESIDENT: RichieTill
INTERIOR DESIGN: Suisn Waddell I


HOURS:
Monday Friday) ,sa-5.
Specializing in Sharp Cep d
Office Design
TILL
OFFICE EQUIPMENT
FLORIDA OFFICE SUPPLY
RENDITIONS
299-3522-.


Community Flit
Credit Union
Membership open to all who live
or work in Polk County
Convenient, full-service
locations:
Bartow, 1790 N. BroadwayAve.
*Mulberry, 1010 N ChurchAve.
* Winter Haven, 3501 Cypress ~ftiens Rd.

Call 863-425-5611


Cm it Unikn

ESTABLISH


TYRE EQUIPMENT
U.S. Hwy 17 North
Bartow, FL 33830
Trucks, Tractors, Pavioaaers, Heavy
Equipment
Bus: 533-3369
Res: 533-4805
Mobile: 294-0293
648-7074


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L, D.H. Tyre


4 First ited
.7M ist


S uhday Schoo im
Worship 11:
Youth Fellowship' pm
Roy Lowe*
455 South Broadwv enue
Bartow, Florida 0
863-533-
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Serving Bartow S 1991

A regional bank that ions
and acts like a comry bank
with all the positiveQ~.both.
Meilssa R. Pilman Fnancral. Manager
Jennifer Bailey Fnancial 'ialstl
Rinah Turner Teller ..0 r



WACHOVak
205 S. BroacI-
Bartow, FL 3
863-533-71 ."


Badcock
H Odl :FU RNITURE

Ili_ Franchise the
Badcock 4_ ,
Hours: Monday ay
9am-6prm
Saturday 9a


1401 Hwy.
Fort Meade. I


11


Currently in the 3rd
ownership
Serving the citrus, pi
consuction indust
w fabricating
1`e can
WBRTOW MA
WORKS, II
441 W. Vine St.
533-636'
HrS: M-F, 7am-


ration

tate &
quality
mining


BANK wwwCwAsiranka
ESiTA LISH 1 952


Dwiqht Tvre ,


Girl Scouts
We Support Girl Scouts



Keeping Bartow's
finest, healthy for
50 years.

4 PHARMACY, INC.


490 E. Summerlin
Bartow, FL 33830
533-4102

TAB DI




*Building rentals
-Fuel Sales (100LL & Jets)
*Self Serve (1100LL tank)
-Flight Lessons
*Aircraft Rentals
'Hangar Rentals
*Tower Controlled Field
Bartow Municipal Airport
& Industrial Park
Highway 17 North
P.O. Box 650 Barlow, FL 33831-0650
863-533-1195
Hrs. of Operation: 6am-6pm (F.B.O.)
7:30am-5:30pm Tower


FIRST BAPTIST
CHURCH
410 E. Church Street
533-9055
Sunday: 8:15 am Contemporary Worship
9:30 am Bible Study
11:00 am Traditional Worship
6:00 pm Evening Worship
Wednesday 5:15 pm Fellowship Supper
6:00 pm Children & Youth Activities
& Prayer Meeting
SPECIAL MINISTRIES:
Prayer, Sr. Adults, Youth, Mission Organizations
S& Special Ed. Class
DOING THE WORD. James 1:22




I Badcockmore
HOME FURNITURE. m re
Nancy Young Owner since 1999
Buy with confidence from
the people who care

545 N. Broadway
Bartow, FL 33830
533-1611


Hrs: Mon., Wed., & Fri. 9am-7pm
Tues. & Thurs. 9am-6pm
Sat. 9am-5pm
Bob Hart Store Manager ?



Since 93 1

CkR 6et

C^^ duntry Inn i& Rfsr-u-nt
26 Unique Guestrooms
Fine Dining
Hours:
Monday-Sunday
8 am-8 pm
Still Hinshaw Family Owned
S 3800 Chalet Suzanne Dr.
Lake Wales
1-800-433-6011
k.i -i


Polk County's Best Kept Secret
The Historic
City of Fort Meade




8 West Broadway
Fort Meade, FL 33841
863.285.1100

The Community Where People Matter



Celebrating our
94th Year

(IBSONC &\ RT .TNC.

P.O. DRAWER 59
BARTOW, FLORIDA 33831-0059
125 E. Main St.
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 533-3131


Website:
www.gibsonandwirt.com

E A I

Hatton Insurance
Agency, Inc.


322 E. Main St.
Bartow,
533-4671

Auto Home Life Business



A I IN94


BARNETT'S INC.

Wrecker/Auto Service
Discount Exhaust

6 E. Broadway
Fort Meade, FL 33841

Phones:
Day 285-9655
Night 285-9391

SA: I

STEDEM FORD, INC.
3200 Hwy. 17 North
Fort Meade, FL
Founder: Dan Stedem, Sr.
Winner of Ford' Highest Award
for Customer Satisfaction

THE PRESIDENT'S AWARD
FOR 14 YEARS


STEDEM J

285-8187
I





iualit, au v ans t I
RtlsovKabLe Priots
CowVeeiMt Dv e-thru
Randy & Ruth Petersdn
Owner's
Located in the Golden Gate Shopping
Center
Monday-Friday 6-6 Saturday 7-1
533-2612 2


IESTALISHEDIN1887


E SA: SE I


BARTOW
PRINTING
495 E. Summertin St.
Bartow, FL 33830
533-4114
Producers of Fine Offset Printing
S Four Color Process Printing Pronto
Printing Color Copies while you wait
Publishers of Citrus Industry Magazinej


The Polk County
Democrat
The newspaper that cares
about Bartow!
4 Accurate news coverage
4 Insightful editorials
4 Advertising that sells
4 Readers who deserve the best
Bartow s
I b iNEWSpaper
S190 S. Fla. Ave.
Bartow
b.^" rN 533-4183




LAKE

GARFIELD

BAPTIST

CHURCH

1170 Eighty Foot Road
Bartow
(863)537-1497J




King Real
Estate Services
Founded in 1958
Sby
Lucille J. King

145 E. Main St.
Bartow, FL 33830
863-533-4119

Judith King Barnett
Broker/Owner



| Crown Electric
SInc.

Proudly doing
business in
Polk County for
over 40 Years!

P.O. Box 101
Bartow, FL 33831
863-533-8171
N State Certified Lic. #EC13001163 ^


Ho0ly
STrinity,

Sh C h u rcp a l
Love For More Church
n a Century u
ifyouareaiajofftfiracanry,w rtorInii
cKuaifamiy ta&f a o4ft us!
SUNDAYWORSHIP 500 W. Stuart
8:00 a.m-Rite One (Corner Stuart
9:15 a.m.-SundaySchool & Floral)
10:30 a.m.-Rite Two Bartow
Coffee Hour Phone: 533-3581
www.holytrinitylives.com


A:ESABLISHE

Bartow Board

of Realtors


Second oldest
board of Realtors
in the State of
Florida.


REALTOR


12t
MWeOUVIY


Lawrence Plumbing, Inc.



Founded by Francis Bartow
(F.B. Lawrence)
Then in 1954
George Ed-ward Lawrence"'
Thenin 1990
Kenneth A. Meeks

Phone: (863) 533-2837
Fax: (863) 533-8303
State Certified C022571

EA:ISHD
S--
1 ^gfowers



845 W. Stuart St.
Bartow, FL 33830
863-533-4461
Toll Free: 800-548-1476


Felicity Hendrix
L Bartowflowers.com

ESTABLISE1
C.M. POLK AUTO
PARTS, INC.
Founders Monroe & Mary Polk
Your NAPA Jobber
Since 1958

4NAPA)

Quality NAPA Parts
& Accessories

202 S. Charleston, Ft. Meade
285-8161



AMurphy
Motors...
Founded By
William P. Murphy
Now owned by
Mitch and Tim Murphy
Slogan:
MurphyMotors Home
of the Murphy Brothers
1387 N. Broadway
Bartow
(863) 533-3228


E A H I


By J.W


2007







January ~ ~ ~ ~ 1111 1,20 h okConyDmca


IESiTBLISHSE51


Fowler s Grocery,
Inc.
Deli and Fresh Meat.
Market promotes Ole Brother
Scott s Finest Barbecue Sauce.
The Working Man s Friend

Mon.-Sat. 6 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Sun. 12:30-5:30 p.m.

3595 Hwy. 98 E.
Fort Meade, FL 33841
285-9464


0 Imperil 1 S
VACUUM SERVICE
AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR
SHARP. '

BIG TRADE-INS
FREE ESTIMATES
QUAUTY SALES
*EXPERT SERVICE
HOURS:
Mon Fr 9 006 00 Sat 9 00-3 00
990 East Main Streel
Bartow. Florida 33830
Sa- 533-3564 O M
We Sell & Service All Makes & Models
HARD TO GET PARTS
WE SOLVE THE IMPOSSIBLE!






CONSTRUCTION, INC.
Established in 1975


205 Century Blvd.
Bartow, FL 33830
863-533-7193
General Contractors
Specializing in Construction Management,
Historic Restoration, Pre-Engineered
Metal Buildings, Concrete, Carpentry.
Industrial Maintenance .


*Complete Travel
Arrangements for
Corporate and Leisure

Office Staff:
Blanch Bryant-Manager
CINDI BEAHM
TERRI LYNN BARROW
SKIP FITCH

Carlson 705E. Main St.
Wagonlit Barow, FL
33830
Travel 533.0511



In Our 23rd Year!
1375 North Broadway
Bartow
Phone 533-0475
24 hr. Banking Info 519-4636
www.bankwithcnb.com

George E. Mears President
and Chairman of Board
Where service isfirst!

COMMUNITY
NATIONAL BANK



SPATH JEWELERS
1208 N. Broadway
Bartow, FL 33830

Good Service
Good Prices

f Spat4 Jewdere
Repairs done on premise
Free jewelry cleaning
533-9569
Gene & Tina Spath, Owners


ESTABLISH IN196


fancocd Funeraf a ome
formerly
MoodyiFuneral Home

Founded by Dan L. Moody

*F'am'di Owned & Operated*
by
Allen & Marjorie Flood Hancock,
Chuck and Russell Hancock

945 E. Broadway
Fort Meade, FL 33841
(863) 285-8171


Founded by Oscar Coleman
Present Owner:
Frank Johnson

Hospitality Industry
Lodging Food
Banquet Facilities
Catering Lounge

Davis Bros.
of Bartow Enterprises
1035 N. Broadway
533-0711



Raymond F. Barnes, MD
Board Ce/tiied Ophthalmoligist

1350 E. Main Street
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 533-0441


Eye examinations, glasses
& contact lenses
Eye Emergencies, Surgery

/v,< ( 0


TBLH


Kenny M. Quinn
Agent


Nationwide Insurance

1640 North Broadway Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830
Tel: 863-533-1071
Fax: 863-533-8150
quinnk@nationwide.com
Mon.-Fri. 9-5


MID FLORIDA MARINE
505 W. MAIN STREET
BARTOW, FL 33830



R.A. Bubba McLeod
Parts & Service
863-533-8890
Smoker Craft
Mon.-Fri. 9-5:30
Sat. 9-1



Brewer, Sahm

& Webb

Realtors & Appraisers


113 East Main Street
Suite 7B
Bartow, FL 33830
534-1774


W Chevron


Prevatte's Oil Co.
Petroleum Products

690 Second Ave.
Bartow, FL 33830


1 -


863-533-5106
863-533-2863


rI


Cards Books
Tapes Gifts for
that someone special

Bo Raulerson Owner



*"'- "-- ---. -

Bartow Christian
Books & Gifts
326 E. Main St., Bartnr FL 33830-4715
(863 i800) 5332091 I* ait (863 .) 5..-522
Cellular (863) ,585-714
emnail: bo.books@juino corn


ROBERT

BARBER

SHOP
Owner:
Donald Roberts

West Broadway
Ft. Meade, Fl 33841
Ph:863-285-8829

II

Tom Edwards
Chrysler Dodge
1425 Hwy. 60 West
Bartow, FL
533-0793
Polk County's Oldest
Chrysler-Dodge Dealership
Always the Best Price
and Service
Winner of more Customer Service
Awards than all other Polk County
Chrysler-Dodge Dealerships combined



Annette C. Barnes, MD
Board Celtfied Psychiatrist

1350 E. Main Street
Bartow, FL 33830
(863) 533-0771

Specializing
in
psychiatric
care
^ ^I


ESTBLIHEDIN17AB


We re Here For You!
As an integral part of Polk
County since 1979, our dedicated
team of professional staff and trained
volunteers partner with the Incal
medical community :o eidltnc; hli
quality oqilife for patients and fami-
lics coping with' a lifc limiting ill-
nesses.
Contact us today foi early
referrals and programs and services
that make difference
Good Shepherd Hospice

800.544.3280
Bartow.Lakcland.AuburndaIl
, www.gookshcpherd hospicc.org


SouthEast
Refrigeration




Commercial A/C & Refrigeration
Residential Air Conditioning
Installation and Repair
Maintenance Contracts
Free Estimates
127 West Broadway
Fort Meade, FL 33841
Toll Free: 888-678-2345
email: SERefrigeration@aol.com
F lState Lic # CACO 48070






Shane K. Nelson
Investment Representitive

1490 N. Wilson Avenue
Bartow, Fl. 33830-3373
Bus. 863-533-6606
Fax. 888-243-9556
800-440-7044

Serving Ildividtl al Investors Since 1871


WILLIAM JENKINS, JR. FOUNDER
William W. Jenkins, President
Erik Jenkins, Vice President
Eric Wentworth, Sales Manager
* Loan on almost anything of value
* TV's Musical Instruments, Guns
Car Audio Systems
Bartow Jewelry
& Pawn Shop
425 E. Main St., Bartow
533-5560

'ESTABISHEDNII


Stamps, Awards &
Personalized Gifts


1560 North Park Avenue
Bartow, Florida 33830


Phone
(863) 534-3557
Fax
(863) 533-4369


A I








1475 W. Main St.
Barlow

533-0777
go &ere


The Fort Meade
Leader
Your community newspaper,
and more...
* School and office supplies
* Used paperback book
exchange
* Laminating while-you-wait


The
Fort
Meade
Leader.


The Leader at
your Service
25 W. Broadway
Fort Meade
285-8625


The Style Shop
250 W. Van Fleet Dr.
Bartow
533-9194

Family Hair Salon
and Day Spa

Hours. Mon-Fri 9am-5,30 pm
Sat 8:30 am-lpm

Owner -Cynthia Polston







FASTENERSINE
620 South 1st Avenue
Bartow
863-533-0875
Mon.-Fri. 7:30-5:00
Theresa Pickard, Owner
We Fasten the
Phosphate Industry
Nuts, Bolts, Hurricane
*Fasteners, Screws



I '36
E L SH II


Imperial
Publishing Co.
publishers of

"Florida's Fabled Inns"
"Peace River Pioneers"
"Yesterday's Polk County"
books by
LouiseK. Frisbie






36West Broadway
FortMeade, FL 33841
Phone (863)285-8080
(863)285-7600


You wi eyleasantfy
I surrisedat our
t: 'y i :


Specializing in Ite Cream,
Cones, Sundaes,
Banana Splits,
Shakes/Malts,
Light Lunches, Sodas

Hours: Monday-Saturday
11 am-8 pm
Closed Sundays

Cool Shoppe
135 5. Central Avenue
Bartow
863-533-1365


POLK-MURPHY INSURANCE
A'' /rINC,
.,'. d erieS:
4 Rosie Thornburg & TimMurphy
All types of insurance -
Personal and Commercial
including Life
Mon.-Fri., 8:30 to 5 p.m.
Employees:
Cheryl Steele, CR
1620 N. Park Ave., Bartow
533-0991



Whit's
Building Supply, Inc.

"Working Man's Friend"
Home owned and operated
We appreciate Polk County's
Support for the past 28 years.

115W. WoodlawnAvenue
Bartow, FL 33830 i
533-0806 i
434







We'll Be There

Highway 17-98
Ft. Meade, FL
863-285-8131
1-800-673-9512

is 2


160 E. Summerlin St.
P.O. Box 1351
Bartow, FL 33831
Phone: (863) 519-0508
Fax: (863) 519-0509
Dedicated tothe revitalization of
S historic downtownBartow



STATE FARM


INSURANCE

19 Years Serving As Your
"Good Neighbor"
State Farm Agent
Pat Crisman Insurance
580 E, Main Street
Bartow
'5533-8119

TABL I

Polk
County
Times
A publication serving public
employees of Polk County,
Florida
533-4183


Congratulations to these businesses on


their record


service and to their customers


and the commu


7


January 1, 2007


The Polk County Democrat







8 The Polk County Democrat January 1, 2007



Nutrition Notes
By Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN


Are Daily Weigh Checks A Good Idea?


Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN
American Institute for
Cancer Research
Does a daily weight check
help or hurt weight control ef-
forts?
Studies show that people who
successfully avoid weight gain
(or regain) are more likely to
weigh themselves regularly. Be-
fore you assume that this is your
key to weight control, however,
consider how you will use the in-
formation you get from weight
checks. The bottom line seems to
be that weight checks help some
people, but not everyone.
In one study of 1,800 adults
trying to lose weight, those who;
weighed themselves daily lost
more weight after two years
than those who weighed them-
selves less frequently.
In the National Weight Con-
trol Registry, which follows peo-
ple who have successfully lost
weight and maintained their loss
for at least a year, most monitor
their weight regularly.
According to one report, 44
percent of those in the registry
report weighing themselves at
least once a day, and 31 percent
report checking their weight at
least once a week.
As for those who are currently
at a healthy weight and want to
avoid midlife adult weight gain,
a study of more than 1,200
adults showed that those who
checked their weight more often


gained less weight. None of these
studies, however, prove whether
people who check weight more
often are already more vigilant
about behaviors affecting their
weight or whether these weight
checks keep people more aware
of their weight and lifestyle.
SRecent evidence does suggest
frequent weight checks influence-
behaviors. Weight checks allow
you to catch smalL gains before
they become large ones. That can:
lead to cutting back on portions
and high-calorie foods or adding
an extra 15 minutes of daily ex-
ercise.
Data from the National
Weight Control Registry sug-
gests that people are more likely
to stop and reverse small weight
gains than large'ones.
In a new study in the New
England Journal of Medicine,
people who lost weight main-
tained their loss better by check-
ing weight daily and. changing
eating or exercise anytime
weight changed by, more ,than
three pounds.
A 10-year study from Finland
suggests that daily weight
checks can provide additional
benefit for those who keep a
long-term record of the figures.
Seeing patterns of days, situa-
tions, or times of year when
weight was likely to increase
helped participants identify
ways to prevent gains before
they occurred.
Problems arise when weight


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frustrated and upset that they
give up or binge-eat. Behavioral
change experts often recommend
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behaviors they want to change
instead of, or in addition to,
monitoring weight.
These behaviors can include
walking for longer distances and
eating smaller portions a'nd
more vegetables.
In one study of a behavioral
weight-loss program, those who
kept track of physical activity ex-
ercised more and lost more
weight.
Daily or weekly weight checks
are clearly not essential to
weight control. Even in studies
'where weight checks were asso-
ciated with weight loss, only 20
to 44 percent of successful:
weight loss maintainers weighed
themselves daily; 25 percent did
not weigh themselves weekly.
If you think that Watching
your weight closely might help,
reasonable expectations are im-
portant don't expect weight
loss every day.
Make sure you use the weight
figures not to scold yourself, but
as a tool to develop action plans
for developing a healthy lifestyle
you can follow for life.

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Long before fast food at
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"HoJos."
This national roadside restau-
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riots, famous for their mac &
cheese and fried clams, also
served my favorite dessert.
It was not one of the 28 fla-
vors of ice cream they were
known for. It was their Indian
pudding.
To me, Indian pudding
seemed like two desserts in one
because this spicy and dark corn-
meal concoction came topped
with a small scoop of vanilla ice
cream.
At age 6, I already loved the
contrast of the cold ice cream
against the warm pudding, and
how the milky sauce made by
the melting ice creamin tasted just
right with the pudding's cinna-
mon and cloves.
As an adult, I also enjoy the
interplay between the light, mild
flavor of the ice cream, the deep;
rich undertones of the molasses
and the slightly grainy texture of
the pudding. Together, these ele-
ments create a true comfort food.
For social studies class in sev-
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Indian pudding so I could learn
to make it.
I discovered this was one of
the earliest dishes made by set-
'tlers in New England. Some
cooks used a frugal trio of corn-
meal, molasses and milk, others
lavishly added eggs, butter, rai-
sins and ground spices.
It was so popular that Amelia
Simmons gave three recipes for


1796.
Traditional Indian pudding is
a "slow food" to make, baked for
up to seven hours. This version,
suited to today's faster pace, is
done in two hours.
It's also much more healthful
than traditional versions.
You will be pleased because
you can make Indian pudding
ahead and, just before serving,
pop it back into the oven to
warm it up.
An extra,bopus the aroma i J
the house while it bakes will
make everyone happy.

Indian Pudding.
4,cups reduced-fat (2 percent)
milk
1/3 cup fine-grain yellow corn-
meal, preferably stone-ground
' 1/3 cup light (unsulfured) mo-
lasses
1/2 tsp.'salt ',
8 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
Stsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger ',
Pinch of ground nutmeg
1 large egg, well beaten, in a
small bowl
Vanilla low-fat ice cream, fro-'
zen yogurt, .or cold milk (op-
tional)
Place the oven rack in the
center of the oven and preheat to
350 degrees, or 300 degrees for a
glass dish. Coat a 1-1/2 quart
baking dish with cooking spray.
Set aside.,
In the top of a double boiler,
over medium-high heat, or a
heavy 2-quart saucepan over me-
dium heat, whisk the milk until


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To Avoid Binge Eating


For many, holidays are cele-
brated with food-filled parties
and large, traditional dinners.
While skipping breakfast
might seem like a good way to
"save" calories to use later on a
special holiday meal, studies
show that eating breakfast actu-
ally decreases the likelihood that
you will overindulge later in the
day.
Experts encourage people dur-
ing the holiday season and the
rest of the year to start each day
with a healthy breakfast, pref-
erably one containing some pro-
tein, which takes longer to digest
and helps the body feel satisfied
longer.
"Skipping meals not only
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likely that we will binge between
meals or later in the day when
hunger overtakes us," Joan Ple-


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Inc., said.
Here are some tips to mini-
mize binge eating during the
holidays:
Eat dry cereal with fat-free
milk and fresh fruit:
Try oatmeal with fat-free
milk and raisins.
Have a meal of whole-wheat
toast with peanut butter and a
banana. ,
Eat a corn tortilla with
beans and cheese.
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.it comes to a full boil.
SContiruing'to whisk, blend in
the cornmeal a little at a time.
.Cook while whisking the mix-
ture constantly for 10 minutes,
until the cornmeal is soft and
the mixture has the thickness of
a sauce.
Take the pot off the heat.
Whisking constantly, slowly
drizzle in the molasses. Mix in
the salt, sugar, butter, cinna-
mon, ginger and nutmeg.
Briskly mix 1/4 cup of the hot
pudding into the egg until well
combined, then transfer it to the.
'pot, whisking constantly until
completely mixed in.
Transfer the mixture into the
prepared baking dish.
Bake until- the pudding is
dark brown and the center.
springs" back lightly when
touched, about two hours.
Cool the pudding on a wire
'rack about'30 minutes.
Serve warm.. If desired, top
each serving with a small scoop
of ice cream, frozen yogurt, or 1/4
cup dold ijlk.
This pudding can be made
ahead aid reheated in a covered
baking 'dish at 350 degrees, or in
a microwave at 30-60 percent,
"dep'ending"on portion size.
Makes 8 servings. Per serv-
ing: 174 calories, 6 g. total fat (3
g. saturated fat), 25 g. carbohy- ''
drate, 5 g. protein, less than 1 g.
dietary fiber, 210 mg. sodium.
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Cancer Research (AICR) by Dana
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January 1, 2007


The Polk County Democrat 9


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 11TH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DADE
COUNTY
JUVENILE/FAMILY DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
G., M.L.
DOB: 03-28-04
MINOR CHILDREN
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
04-15827-C-D002
TO: Lavorls Ivory, father
Whereabouts Unknown In Bartow, Flor-
Ida
Notice is hereby given that a petition
under oath has been filed in the above
styled Court for the above styled Court for
the termination of your parental rights, re-
spectively and tli permanent commitment
of the minor child, M.L.G., to the Florida
Department of Children and Families for
subsequent adoption.
You are further notified that the ADVI-
SORY HEARING on the above styled cause
will be held at the Juvenile Justice Center
at 3300 NW 27th Avenue, Miami, Florida
33142 before the Honorable General Mag-
istrate, Karen Kallman, Courtroom 2-3, on
the 30th of January, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. to
show cause why the petition should not be
granted.
Failure to personally appear at this advi-
sory hearing constitutes consent to the
termination of your parental rights as to'
this child. If you fail to personally appear
on the date and time specified, you may
lose all legal rights as parent of the child
named in the petition.
This notice shall be published once a
week for four (4) consecutive weeks in
the New York Law Journal.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said court
of Miami, Florida on this 11th day of De-
cember, 2006.
HARVEY RUVIN, CLERK
CIRCUIT AND COUNTY
COURTS
(Circuit Court Seal)
by: Karine Saint-Cyr Dutes
cc: Cathi Graham, Esq.
Deputy Clerk
ADA-In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act of 1990, persons
needing a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should contact
the Court ADA Coordinator, Ruben Carre-
rou, no later than 7 days prior to the pro-
ceedings at (305) 375-2006 (Voice) or
(305) 375-2007 (TDD).
Dec. 18, 25, 2006-Jan. 1, 8, 2007-4326


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
ACCESS USA PROPERTIES, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
EDWIN C. SMITH AND NELDA JACKSON, as
Personal Representatives of the Estate of Ar-
char B. Smith, EDWIN C. SMITH, individually,
NELDA JACKSON, individually,, SCOTT H.
LANGSTON, DENISE H. LANGSTON, UN-
KNOWN PARTIES I, UNKNOWN PARTIES II,
and any heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
and other unknown persons or spouses claim-
ing an interest in the subject real property,
Defendants.
CASE NO. 53-2006-CA-002702
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: EDWIN C. SMITH AND NELDA JACK-
SON, as Personal Representatives of the
Estate of Archar B. Smith, EDWIN C.
SMITH, individually, NELDA JACKSON, in-
dividually, SCOTT H. LANGSTON,
DENISE H. LANGSTON, UNKNOWN
PARTIES I, UNKNOWN PARTIES'II, and
any heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
and other unknown persons or spouses
claiming an interest in the subject real
property
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a quiet
title action of that certain real property legally
described as:
The South 80 feet of the North 880 feet of
the West 90 feet of the West 90 feet of the
East 240 feet of the Southeast 1/4 of the
Northwest 1/4 of Section 26, Township 28
South, Range 23 East, Polk County, Flor-
ida. ("Property")
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on Scott J. Weiselberg,
Esq., THE HODKIN KOPELOWITZ OS-
TROW FIRM, P.A., 350 East Las Olas
Blvd., Ste. 980, Fort Lauderdale, FL
33301-4218, Telephone: (954) 525-4100,
Facsimile: (954) 525-4300, and file the
original with the Clerk of the above-styled
Court on or before thirty (30) days from the
first publication, otherwise a Judgment
may be entered against you for the relief
demanded.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court
on December 13, 2006.
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 25, 2006-Jan. 1, 2007-4366



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Jerri C. Feola a/k/a Jearldine
Chapman Feola,
Deceased.
File No.
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Jerri C. Feola a/k/a Jearldine
Chapman Feola, deceased, whose date
of death was July 22, 2006, and
whose Social Security Number is 262-66-
0334, is pending in the Circuit Court for.
Polk County, Florida, Probate Division; the
address of which is 255 N. Broadway, P.O.
Box 9000. Drawer PD. Bartow. FL 33831
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative 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 AF-
TER 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 other
persons having claims or demands against de-
cedent'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 PERIODS
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
December 25 2006.
Personal Representative:
Margaret Stanfield
1410 Crevalle
Merritt Island, FL 32952
Attorneys for Personal Representative
Pearl Crosby Smith
Florida Bar No. 158518
550 S. Cocoa Blvd.
Cocoa, FL 32922
Telephone: (321) 636-2022
Dec. 25, 2006-Jan. 1, 2007-4372


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.
ME FANG WEI, et al.,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.:
2006 CC 003235
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAP-
TER45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order or Final Judgment entered
on December 18. 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
January 18. 2007. at the Jury
Lounge, Second Floor at the Polk
County Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway, Bartow, Florida
33830, the following described property:
LOT 5, BLOCK 813, VILLAGE 8, NEIGH-
BORHOOD 2, POINCIANA SUBDIVI-
SION, 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 19th day of December.
2oo6.
RICHARD WEISS
Clerk, County Court
By: /s/ Angela McNally
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 25, 2006-Jan. 1, 2007-4370


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RUTH E. PEAVEY
Deceased.
File No.:
06CP-1063
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Ruth E.
Peavey, deceased, whose date of death was
December 4; 2005, is pending in the Circuit
Court for POLK County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is P.O. Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida '33831-9000.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative 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 AF-
TER 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 other
persons having claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3n MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE-
CEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this notice
is December 25, 2006.
Personal. Representative:
Nancy Harrell
1725 Huntington Street
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Mark E. Clements, Esquire
Attorney for Nancy Harrell
Florida Bar Number: 276774
Mark E. Clements, P.A.
310 East Main Street
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Telephone: (863) 687-2287
Dec. 25, 2006-Jan. 1, 2007-4368


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MATTER OF THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS FOR THE
PROPOSED ADOPTION OF A MINOR
CHILD
INFANT: Male, J.
DATE(OF BIRTH: October 27, 2006
CASE NO.
53-2006-DR-0011092-0000-
00-00
Section: 05
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Trey Jones
Residence Unknown.
Last Known Residence was in Polk County
but Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition
for Termination of Parental Rights of your
minor child was filed in the Polk County
Courthouse on by Catholic.Charities of
Central Florida and you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if any, to on'
Catholic Charities of Central Florida 1801 E.
Memorial Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33809, Tele-
phone number: 863-686-7153 and to file the
original with the Clerk of the above styled court
on or before January 25, 2007.
Failure to serve and file written objections as
required may result in a judgment or order for
the relief demanded in the Petition, without fur-
ther notice.


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 December 15, 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE COURT
By /s/ Stacey Bray
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 25, 2006-Jan. 1, 2007-4373


Public, Notices


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GEORGE WILLIAM SWART
Deceased.
File No.: 06CP-2988
Division: PROBATE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
GEORGE WILLIAM SWART, deceased,
whose date of death was September 3, 2006,
and whose Social Security Number is 385-36-
3106, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 255 North Broadway, Bartow, Flor-
ida 33830. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal rep-
resentative'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 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 de-
cedent's estate, including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
December 25 2006
Personal Representatives:
Madelyn Kay Swart
4375 Diamond Rd SW
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Attorney for Personal Representative:
J. DAVID POBJECKY
Florida Bar No. 254584
J. David Pobjecky, P.A.
786 Avenue C, SW
Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Telephone: (863) 294-0602
Dec. 25, 2006-Jan. 1, 2007-4371


IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
LAKESHORE CLUB HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.
Plaintiffs,
vs
VICTOR ALBERT MARINES,
Defendants.
Case No.
53-2006-CC-5042
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Final Judgment entered in the above enti-
tled cause in the Circuit Court of Polk County,
Florida, I will sell the property situate in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
Lot 153, Lakeshore Club, according to
the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat
Book 111, Page 16, Public Records of
Polk County, Florida, known as 4719
Club Circle, Lakeshore, Florida 33854.
at public sale. to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in the Jury Lounge. Second Floor.
Polk County Courthouse. 255 North Broad-
way. Polk County In Bartow. Florida. at 9:00
A.M. on the 17th day of January 2007
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 19th day of December, 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Courts
By /s/ Laureen Richardson
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 25, 2006-Jan. 1, 2007-4375




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DEAN M. WILHITE A/K/A DEAN MATTHEW
WILHITE, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
06-CA-4892
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DEAN M .WILHITE A/K/A DEAN MAT-
THEW WILHITE
(LAST KNOWN ADDRESS) 524 SHARON
HILL COURT, WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880
(ALSO ATTEMPTED SERVICE AT: 424 GER-
ALD LANE, ELM MOTT, TX 76640
(CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN)
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DEAN M .WILHITE
A/K/A DEAN MATTHEW WILHITE
(LAST KNOWN ADDRESS) 524 SHARON
HILL COURT, WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880
(ALSO ATTEMPTED SERVICE AT: 424 GER-
ALD LANE, ELM MOTT, TX 76640
(CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Fore-
closure of Mortgage on the following described
property:
LOT 74, TANAMORA, ACCORD-
ING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 88, PAGE 47, OF THE
CURRENT PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A 2005 DYST
DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME
WITH VIN#S H818222GR AND
H8182222GL.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on Marshall C. Watson, '
P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is
1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT.
.LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before
January 26 2007 a date which is within
thirty (30) days after the first publication of
this Notice in the POLK COUNTY DEMO-
CRAT and file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise
a default will be entered against you for the


relief'demanded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Americans with Dis-
abilities Act, persons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the Clerk
of the Circuit Court at the Polk County
Courthouse, First Floor, 255 North Broad-
way, Bartow, FL 33830, Phone (863)
534-4488 not later than seven days prior
to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 20th day of December 2006
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Mary Murphy
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Dec. 25, 2006-Jan. 1, 2007-4371


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
COUNTY, FLORIDA TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
PROBATE DIVISION FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF IN RE: TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
CLIFTON E. BOYCE, RIGHTS FOR PROPOSED ADOPTION OF:
Deceased. DAMON ANGELO WALTZ,
File No. 06CP-2927 /
Division Probate Minor Child
NOTICE TO CREDITORS CASE NO.:
The administration of the estate of 2006DR-10212
CLIFTON E. BOYCE, deceased, whose NOTICE OF ACTION
date of death was August 24, 2006, TO: Unknown father of Damon Angelo
and whose Social Security Number is 213- Waltz
16-3946, is pending in the Circuit Court Address Unknown
fo Polk County Florida, Probate Division; YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition to Ter-
the address of which is Polk County Court- minate Pariental Rights Pending SteplPar-
house, 255 N. Broadway, P.O. Box 9000, Bar- ent Adoption action has been filed against
tow, FL 33831-9000. The names and ad- you.
dresses of the personal representative and the YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve a copy-of
personal representative's attorney are set forth your written defenses, if any, to it on Peti-
below. tioner's attorney, ELIZABETH GREER, ES-
All creditors of the decedent and other per- QUIRE, 728,S. New York Avenue; Lakeland,
sons having claims or demands against dece- Florida 33815, on or before January 16,
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice 2007, and file the original with the Clerk
has been served must file their claims with this of this Court at 255 N. Broadway, Bartow,
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF- FL 33830 before service on Petitioner or
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- immediately thereafter. Otherwise, ade-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER fault may be entered against you for the
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF relief demanded In the Petition.
THIS NOTICE ON THEM. DATED December 8, 2006.
All other creditors of the decedent and other CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
persons having claims or demands against de- By: /s/ Teresa Nelson.
cedent's estate must file their claims with this As Deputy Clerk
court'WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE (Court Seal)
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO- Dec. 11, 18, 25, Jan. 1, 2007-4264
TICE..
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
FOREVER BARRED. 10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE- DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
CEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. PANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW
The date of first publication of this notice is HOME LOAN TRUST ASSET-BACKED CER-
December 25 2006. TIFICATES, SERIES 2006&2,
Personal Representative: PLAINTIFF
Peter Boyce VS.
37429 Lake Norris Road GENNA M. DIXON, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD,
Eustis, Florida 32736 THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
Attorneys for Personal Representative SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
Monica A. Frost CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
Attorney for Peter Boyce PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
Florida Bar No. 0980552 THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST GENNA M.
407 LithIa Pinecrest Road DIXON; UNKNOWN SPOUSEOF GENNA M.
Brandon, Florida 33511 DIXON, IF ANY; STATE OF FLORIDA, DE-
Telephone: (813) 681-5348 APARTMENT OF REVENUE; JOHN DOE AND
Dec. 25, 2006-Jan. 1, 2007-4374 JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH 06-CA-2853
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to .a
NOVASTAR MORTGAGE, INC., a Virginia Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
Corporation, November 8 2006 entered in Civil Case No.
Plaintiff, 06-CA-2853 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
LEONILDE F. PIRES, UNKNOWN SPOUSE Judicial Circuit in and for POLK County, BAR-
LEONILDE F. PIRES, UNKNOWN SPOUSE TOW.,Florida. I will sell to the highest and best
OF LEONILDE F. PIRES. MORTGAGE ELEC- bidder for cash at THE JURY LOUNGE, SEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. OND FLOOR at the POLK County Courthouse
(MIN# 100080190055182554), UNKNOWN located at 255 N Broadway Ave. ir) Bartow,
TENANT(S IN POSSESSION #1 AND #2 et Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the J0h day of Janu:
al., aiy,2007 the following described property as
CASE NO: set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-
53-2006CA-003608-0000 wit:
SECTION:08 LOT 6, BLOCK 1, MULBERRY
NOTICE OF ACTION GARDENS, ACCORDING TO THE
TO: LEONILDE F. PIRES, last known address: PLAT THEREOF RECORDED 'IN
1606 Redfin Drive, Poinciana, FL 34759 or 372 PLAT BOOK 45, AT PAGE 28,
Grand Canal Drive, Kissimmee, FL 34759, cur- OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
rent residence unknown, if living, and ALL POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,.
OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, including, if a All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
named defendant is deceased, the personal Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
representatives, the surviving spouse, heirs, located at 255 North Broadway Avenue. Bar-
devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other tow Florida. Please note that the main en-.
parties claiming, by, through, under or against torae loi cated on Church Street. No entry
that Defendant, and all claimants persons or i possible from Broadway Avenue. In the
parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact is possible t temporary change is necessary,
legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the Clerk will post a Noice of Changee at
the above named or described Defendants. the sale location directing the bidders to the
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action temporary sale location.
to foreclose a mortgage on.the following prp- If you are a person with disabilities who needs
erty located in Polk County, Florda: any accommodation in order to participate in
LOT 3, BLOCK 965, OF POINCIANAC this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
NEIGHBORHOOD 4, VILLAGE 7, AC- you to the provision of certain assistance.
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
RECORDED IN LAT BOOK 53 APUBLIC trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
PAGE 4 THROUGH 18, OF THE PUBLIC days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLO- hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
IDA. 7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
has been filed against you and you are re- Dated this th day Noveber. 2006.
quired to serve a copy of your written de- RICHARD M. WEISS
fenses, if any, to it on Brian L. Rosaler, Es- Cerk of the Circuit Court
quire, Popkin & Rosaler, P.A., Plaintiff's at- Cl.y: /s/ Carolyn Mack
torney, at 10 Fairway Drive, Suite 302, Deputy Clerk
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441, within 30 days (CIDeputy COURTSEAL)
of the first date of publication of this no-Jan. 1 2007-4364
tice, and file the original with the clerk of Dec.25 2006-Ja. 1, 2007-4364
this court (P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-2, IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE 10TH JU-
Bartow, FL 33831) either before Jaruary 26, DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
2007 on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately CNTYAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered PARKWAY MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC, A
against you for the relief demanded in the Florida CorporAtionA.
complaint or petition. Plaintiff,
Dated on December 19, 2006. vs.
RICHARD M. WEISS SHOWME YUPANetal.,
As Clerk of the CourtW MEE SY PAN, an.,
By: Is/ Mary Murphy DeCASE NO.:
As Deputy Clerk 2006 C 003237
(Court Seal) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAP-
Dec. 25, 2006-Jan. 1, 2007-4378 ER
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order or Final Judgment entered
on October 30. 2006. in this case now-
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH pending in this Court, the style of which is
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK indicated above, I will sell to the highest
COUNTY, FLORIDA and best bidder for cash at 9:00 AM on
WESTRIDGE HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIA- January 24. 2007. at the Jury
TION, INC., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, Lounge, Second Floor at the Polk
Plaintiff, County Courthouse, 255 N.
vs. Broadway, 'Bartow, 'Florida
MARTIN GANNON AND UNA GANNON, 33830, the following described property:
Defendants LOT 19, BLOCK 838, VILLAGE 8,
CASE NO.: NEIGHBORHOOD 2, POINCIANA SUBDI-
2006-CC-00-4136 VISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
NOTICE OF SALE THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK "
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant 53, AT PAGES29-43, OF THE PUBLIC
to the Final Judgment in Foreclosure entered RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
on the 14th day of December, 2006, in Civil IDA.
Action No. 2006-CC-00-4136 of the County IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC
Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, in and for AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL
Polk County, Florida, in which, are the Defen- MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAYMENT
dants, MARTIN GANNON, and WESTRIDGE OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE
HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC., is the PAID FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSU-
Plaintiff, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash ANT TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT.
at the Polk County Courthouse, 255 N. Broad- IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER
way, Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m, on the 17th CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING
day of January, 2007, the following described AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A
real property set forth in the Final Judgment: CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN
Westridge Phase 4, lying in a portion of sec SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF
23 & 24 T25 R26, according to the Plat thereof YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL
as recorded in Plat Book 102, Pages 25-26, in NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING
the Public Records of Polk County, Florida. FUNDS.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur- All sales are to be held at the Jury
plus funds must file a claim within sixty (60) Lounge, Second floor, of the Polk County
days after the sale. Courthouse located at 255 North Broad-
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge, way Avenue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse that the main entrance is located on
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar- Church Street. No entry is possible from
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en- Broadway Avenue. In the event any tem-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is porary change of location is necessary,
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event the Clerk shall post a "Notice of Change"
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk at the sale location directing the bidders
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca- to the temporary sale location.
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale If you are a person with disabilities who
location. needs any accommodation in order to


If you are a person with a disability who needs participate in this proceeding, you are
any accommodation in order to participate in entitled at no cost to you, to the provi-
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to sion of certain assistance. Please contact
you, to the provision of certain assistance, the Office of the Court Administrator,
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis- (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you
days of your receipt of this notice of hearing: if are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD
you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Serv-
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service (800) ices 711.
955-8770. DATED the 19th day of Deceijhbr,:
Dated this 14th day of ecember. 2006. 26.00
RICHARD M. WEISS RICHARD WEISS
CLERK OF THE COURT Clerk, County Court
By: /s/ Laureen Richardson By: /s/ Laureen Richardson
Deputy Clerk Deputy Clerk
(Seal) (Seal)
Dec. 25, 2006-Jan. 1, 2007-4369 Jan. 1,8, 2007-0001


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
ONEIDA HARRIS,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL D. HARRIS, TRUSTEE OF HAR-
RIS FAMILY TRUST,
Defendant.
CASE NO.:
2006-CA-004091-0000-LK
DIVISION: 07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MICHAEL D. HARRIS
As Trustee of Harris Family Trust
117 South Cook Street #356
Barrington, IL 60010
.YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to cancel a
Deed associated with the real property located
in Polk County, Florida and described as:
LOT 2, unrecorded DONEGAL:
The North 97.0 feet of the
South 237.0 feet of the SE
1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section
18, Township 29 South, Range
24 East, LESS the East 523.0
feet thereof and being subject
to an easement for public
utilities across the West 10.0
feet thereof.. All lying and be-
Ing .in the County of Polk
State of Florida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
tenses, if any, to it on J. Tom Watson, II,
Plaintiff attorney, whose address is P.O. Box
3, Lakeland, FL 33802-0003, and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court no'later
than thirty (30) days from the first date of
publication; otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
In accordance with the'Americans with Dis-
abilities Act, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should contact
the Clerk of the' Circuit Court at the Polk
County Courthouse, First Floor, 255 North
Broadway, Bartow, FL 33830, Phone
(863) 534-4488 not later than seven
days prior to such proceeding.
Dated December 20, 2006.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Mary Murphy
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Dec. 25, 2006-Jan. 1, 8,15, 2007-4376


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
R.D. DOB: 09/05/2003
T.C. DOB: 0606/2001
MINOR CHILDREN
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
2003-DP-519300-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
Tyrone Campbell
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Petition under oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the permanent
commitment of
T.C.,, a male child, born on June 06, 2001,
to Lakeysha Griffin.
for subsequent adoption and you are
hereby COMMANDEDto be and appear be-
fore MAGISTRATE ROBIN MATIS-JACKSON
in HEARING ROOM at 9:00 A.M. on Wednes-
day the 17th of January, 2007, for this hear-
ing at POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
COURTROOM-5C1, 255 N. Broadway, BAR-
TOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN PERSON
WILL BE TREATED AS A CONSENT TO
THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY LOSE ALL
LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE
CHILDIFREN) AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN AT-
TORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MAT-
TER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTOR-
NEY, YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND RE-
QUEST THAT THE COURT APPOINT YOU
AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT
ONE.
"In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the Children &
Families Legal Department at 1055 US High-
way 17 North, Bartow, Florida 33830, Tele-
phone: 863-534-0062 not later than seven
days prior to the proceeding. If hearing im-
paired, (TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V) 1-
800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Maria Loez
as hit Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Dec. 11, 18, 25, Jan. 1,2006-4241

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
TRACY M. HARDESTY
Deceased.
File No.
06-CP-2974
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of TRACY
M. HARDESTY, deceased, File Number 06CP-
2974; 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, Florida 33830-9000. The names
and addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attomey are
set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, and who have been
served a copy of this notice, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY (30) 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 claims
with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREiVER BARRID..
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.


THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE IS: January 1,2007.
Personal Representative:
Dru-Anne Hardesty
4815 New Tampa Hwy., Apt. 5
Lakeland, FL 33815
Attorney for Personal Representative
DANIEL D. MOODY
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 0508209
575 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
Telephone: 863/533-5300
Facsimile: 863-534-1001
Jan. 1, 8, 2007-0002











The Polk County Democrat January 1, 2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FREDERIC FELLOWS, JR. a/k/a FREDERIC
P. FELLOWS
FILE NO.
06-CP-2879
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of FRE-
DERIC FELLOWS, JR. a/k/a FREDERIC P.
FELLOWS, deceased, whose date of death
was July 19, 2006 and whose Social Security
Number is 262-15-9138, is pending In the Cir-
cuit Court for POLK County, Florida, Probate
Division the address of which is Post Office
Box 9000, Bartow, Florida 33831. The names
and addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attomey 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 Is
served within three months after the date of
the first publication of the notice 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 SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOT WITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE THE DECE-
DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is January 1, 2007.
Personal Representative
Eric L. Hubbard
1331 Sky View Cove
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Attorneys for Personal Representative:
JOSEPH A. PORCELLI, ESQ.
Florida Bar No. 80837
4644 Glissade Drive
New Port Richey, FL 34652
Tel,: (727) 843-9223
Fax: (727) 843-9445
LawyerFLA@aol.com-Email
Jan. 1, 8, 2007-0004


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR HOME EQUITY LOAN
TRUST 2004-HE5;
PLAINTIFF,
VS. w
JOEL KELLY, ET AL,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-2006-CA-004150-0000-SEC 4
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE -
TO: STACEY LONER whose residence is
unknown if he/she/they be living; and if
he/she/they be dead, the unknown defen-
dants who may be spouses, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, assignees, lienors, credi-
tors, 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 parties 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 fofrelose'a mortgage dn the following'
property:
LOT 78 OF BERKLEY HEIGHTS,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 58, PAGE 16, OF
THE 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
February 2. 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 28th
day of December, 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Mary Murphy
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
January 1,8,2007-0008



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF,
EATHEL E. AYCOCK
Formerly known as
EATHEL E. ADKINS, ;
Deceased.
File No.
06CP-2335
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Eathel E.
Aycock, deceased, whose date of death was
July 31, 2003; is pending in the Circuit Court
for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 255 N. Broadway Avenue,
Banow, FL 33831. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors 'of the decedent and other per-
sons, who have claims or demands against
decedent's estate, and who have been served
a copy of this notice, 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 TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons who have claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.


The date of first publication of this notice is:
January 1,2007.
Personal Representative
Steve A. Bridges
6526 Archgate
Spring, Texas 77373,
Attorney for Personal Representative
Jeffrey M. Lasman
Attorney for Steve A. Bridges
Florida Bar No. 0181420
Lasman Law Firm, P.A.
P.O. Box 1907
Brandon, Florida 33511
Telephone: (813) 681-7725
January 1,8, 2007-0013


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF THE
EQCC HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET
BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 1998-4,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES NANCE A/K/A JAMES SCOTT
NANCE, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2006-CA-004987-0000-SEC 8
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JAMES S. NANCE A/K/A
JAMES SCOTT NANCE
Last Known Address: 6138 Dove-
crest Trail, Lakeland, FL 33809
Also Attempted at: 1827 Ritter
Road, Lakeland, FL 33810
Current Residence Unknown
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES S. NANCE
A/K/A JAMES SCOTT NANCE
Last Known Address: 6138 Dove-
crest Trail, Lakeland, FL 33809
Also Attempted at: 1827 Ritter
Road, Lakeland, FL 33810
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Fore-
closure of Mortgage on the following described
property:
LOT 149. OF COUNTRY VIEW
ESTATES II, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT OR MAP THEREOF,,
AS DESCRIBED IN PLAT BOOK
84, PAGES 8, 9, 10 AND 11,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A 1991
FLEETWOOD DOUBLEWIDE MO-
BILE HOME, VIN #'s
FLFLL70A1 8667CG AND VIN
#'s FLFLL708B18667CG, AND
TITLE #'S 49721881 AND #
49740248
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on Marshall C. Watson,
P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is
1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT.
LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before Feb-
mary 2. 2007, a date which is within thirty
(30) days after the first publication of this No-
tice In the POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT and
file the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should contact
the Clerk of the Circuit Court at the Polk
County Courthouse, First Floor, 255 North
Broadway, Bartow, FL 33830, Phone
(863) 534-4488 not later than seven
days prior to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 28th day of December. 2006.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Mary Murphy
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
January 1,8, 2007-0006


PUBLIC NOTICE
All interested parties within Polk County, Flor-
ida are hereby advised that the Polk County
Board of County Commissioners Transit Serv-
ices Division is applying to the Florida Depart-
Sment of Transportation for a capital grant under
Section 5310. of.the Federal Transit Act of
1991, as amended, for the purchase gr replace-
ment of three lift-equipped 31 ft. buses and four
12-passenger standard vans, at an approxi-
mate cost of $373,760.00 to be used for the
provision of public transit services within Polk
County.
A Public Hearing has been scheduled at 10:00
a.m., January 10, 2007, at the Polk County
Transit Services Division, 1290 Golfview Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida, for the purpose of advis-
ing all interested parties of service being con-
templated is a grant is awarded, and to ensure
that contemplated services would not represent
a duplication of current or proposed services
provided by existing transit or paratransit op-
erators in the area.
This hearing will be conducted if and only is a
written request for the hearing is received by
January 8, 2007.
Requests for a hearing must be addressed to
Paul Simmons, Director, Transit Services Divi-
sion, Drawer HS-09, P.O. Box 9005, Bartow,
Florida 33831-9005 and a copy sent to Richard
Dreyer, Transit Programs Administrator, Florida
Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 1249,
Bartow, Florida 33831-1249.
Jan. 1, 2007-0005




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTHI
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
S.V. DOB:07/23/96
J.V. DOB: 08/06/00
G.D. DOB: 03/28/03
MINOR CHILDREN
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
53-2005-DP-183964-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
ANTONIO DIAZ
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Petition under oathi has been filed in the
above styled Court for the permanent
commitment of
G.D., ,a female child, born on 03/28/03;,
to Raquel Reyes, in Polk County, Florida.
for subsequent adoption and you are
hereby COMMANDEDto be and appear be-
fore MAGISTRATE ROBIN MATIS-JACKSON
in HEARING ROOM at 9:00 A.M. on
WEDNESDAY the 14th of March, 2007, for
this hearing at POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, COURTROOM-5C1, 255 N. Broad-
way, BARTOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAI URE TO APPEAR IN PERSON
WILL BE TREATED AS A CONSENT TO
THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY LOSE ALL
LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE
CHILDREN) AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN AT-
TORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MAT-
TER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTOR-
NEY, YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND RE-
QUEST THAT THE COURT APPOINT YOU.
AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT
ONE.
"In accordance with the Americans With


Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the Children &
Families Legal Department at 1055 US High-
way 17 North, Bartow, Florida 33830, Tele-
phone: 863-534-0062 not later than seven
days prior to the proceeding. If hearing im-
paired, (TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V) 1-
800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Melanie Kamarauski
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
January 1, 8,15, 22, 2007-0009


Public Notices


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE IOTH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., A
FLORIDA CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
OPAL BECKERMEYER, DECEASED AND
TONY BECKERMEYER AND ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM-
ANTS,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2006-CC-006269
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: OPAL BECKERMEYER, DECEASED,
and all claiming interest by, through, under
or against said persons, and all parties
having or claiming to have any right, title
or interest in the property herein de-
scribed.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Complaint to Foreclose, a Mortgage Deed
on the following property in POLK
County, Florida:
LOT 3, BLOCK 09, VILLAGE
8, NEIGHBORHOOD 2, POINCI-
ANA SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 53, AT
PAGE 29-43, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed and commenced in this
Court and you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to it on
HAROLD J. TURK, attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address is 201
Alhambra Circle, 1 2th Floor,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134 and
file the original with the clerk of the above
styled Court on or before January 31,
2007; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief prayed for in the
Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court at Polk County, Florida on this 28th
day of December, 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ Vanessa Marshall
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
January 1, 8, 2007-0007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
NORMAND A. ROY, Deceased.
PROBATE FILE NUMBER

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of NOR-
MAND A. ROY, deceased, File Number 06CP-
2989, 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. The name and addresses 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 3 MONTHS AF-
TER 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 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 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
January 1 2007
Person Giving Notice:
MICHAEL J. COFFEY
501 Century Drive
Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
TED A. LASSEIGNE, Esquire
Post Office Box 2238
Haines City, FL 33845-2238
Telephone: 863/422-2216
Florida Bar No. 163202
Jan. 1,8, 2007-0003



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
LAKESHORE CLUB OF POLK
COUNTY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs
HORACIO CORA
Defendants.
Case No.
53-2006-CC-2621 WH

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Final Judgment entered in the above enti-
tled cause in the Circuit Court of Polk County,
Florida, I will sell the property situate in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
Lot 158, Lakeshore Club, according to
the plate thereof, as recorded in Plat
Book 111, Page 16, Public Records of
Polk County, Florida, known as Unit
4709.
at pUblic sale, to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in the Jury Lounge, Second Floor.
Polk County Courthouse, 255 North Broad-
way, Polk County in Bartow, Florida, at 9:00
A.M. on the 24th day of January. 2007.
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 27th day of December, 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Courts
By /sl Laureen Richardson
Deputy Clerk


(Court Seal)
January, 1, 8, 2007-0012



1!::l;;|:
What people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
-Henry Thoreau


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Anthony Q. Graham
deceased.
Case Number:
06CP-3025
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of An-
thony Q. Graham, deceased, Case Num-
ber 06CP-3025, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Richard M. Weiss, Clerk of
the Court, Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
Bartow, FL 33830-9000. 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, who have claims or demands against de-
cedent'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 other
persons who have claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this no-
tice is January 1, 2007.
Thelma Stewart, Personal Representative
MICHAEL H. WILLISON, P.A.
Michael H. Willison, Esquire
2033 E. Edgewood Drive, Suite 1
Lakeland, Florida 33803
(863) 668-8715
Florida Bar No. 382787
Attorney for Personal Representative
January 1, 8, 2007-0011



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
BRENDA LOIS DAVIS,
Wife
and
JOHN DAVID DAVIS,
Husband.
NOTICE OF ACTION DISSOLUTION
OF MARRIAGE
AND USE, POSSESSION AND OWNER-
SHIP OF REAL PROPERTY
CASE NO.: 53-2006DR-010876-0000-
LK,
SECTION: 2
TO: JOHN DAVID DAVIS
Husband
315 Greenwoods Lane
Lakeland, FL 33813
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition For
Dissolution of Marriage and Ownership of Real
Property as follows:
Lot 29, Greenwoods Subdivision, (unre-
corded) as per map thereof recorded in
O.R. Book 1516, Page 321, Public Records
of Polk County, Florida, more particularly
described as: The East 100.0 feet of the
West 1122.30 feet of the South 135.0 feet of
the North 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of
Section 30, Township 29 South, Range 24
East, being subject to a utility easement
across the South 10.0 feet thereof.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on THOMAS J. CHAWK,
Esquire, Post Office Box 8209, Lakeland, Flor-
ida 33802-8209, the Petitioner's Attorney, on
or before January 15 2007 and fft the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on the Petitioner's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in
the Petition.
UNDER SECTION 63.089, FLORIDA
STATUTES, FAILURE TO FILE A WRITTEN
RESPONSE TO THIS NOTICE WITH THE
COURT OR TO APPEAR AT THIS HEARING
CONSTITUTES GROUNDS UPON WHICH
THE COURT SHALL END ANY PARENTAL
RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING THE
MINOR CHILD.
Dated this 7th day of December, 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Courts
BY: /s/ Katie Price
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 11, 18, 25, 2006-Jan. 1, 2007-4263



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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DONALD WILLIAMS, JR.,4
deceased.
Case Number:
06CP-2871
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of DON-
ALD WILLIAMS, JR.,, deceased, Case
Number 06CP-2871, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is Richard M.
Weiss, Clerk of the Court, Post Office Box
9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33830-9000.
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, who have claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate on whom acopy 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 other
persons who have claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this no-
tice is January 1, 2007.
Personal Representative
Kemlyn Sweet
915 NW 1st Avenue, Apt. 714
Miami, Florida 33136
Attorney for Personal Representative
Neibra Washington Collins, Esquire
Florida Bar Ao. 0000980
528 East Park Avenue
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Telephone Number: 850-577-1002
Jan. 1,8,2007-0010


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MATTER OF
VANG PAO KUE,
Petitioner,
vs.
MAI YANG,
Respondent.
CASE NO.:
2006DR-6197
SECTION: 13
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
MAI YANG
Last Known Address:
3600 James Avenue, N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Last Known Work Address:'
Amerilab
2765 Niagra Lane
Plymouth, MN 55447
YOU AFE NOTIFIED that a Petition to Es-
tablish Paternity, Child Custody and Child Sup-
port has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on THOMAS J. CHAWK,.
ESQUIRE, Post Office Box 8209, Lakeland,
Florida 33802-8209, on or before Januarv 4
2007, and file the original with the Clerk of this,
Court either before service on the Petitioner's'
attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise,
a default will be entered against you for the re'
lief demanded in the Petition.
UNDER SECTION 63.089, FLORIDA
STATUTES, FAILURE TO FILE A WRITTEN
RESPONSE TO THIS NOTICE WITH THE
COURT OR TO APPEAR AT THIS HEARING
CONSTITUTES GROUNDS UPON WHICH
THE COURT SHALL END ANY PARENTAL
RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING THE
MINOR CHILD.
Dated this 3L day of January, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Courts
BY: /s/ Becky Hogan
Deputy Clerk
Dec. 11, 18, 25, 2006-Jan. 1, 2007-4261


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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.
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.
THE FLORIDA Institute for NEUROLOG-
IC Rehabilitation (FINR), located in Wau-
chula, FL. is accepting resumes for Pro-
gram Manager of its new 27-bed Com-
munity Re-Entry Program. Responsibili-
ties include supervision of vocation reha-
bilitation program, maintenance, dietary
and housekeeping staff. B.S. in Voca-
tional Rehabilitation and /or VRE Certifi-
cation preferred. COTA or ALF Adminis-
trator License is acceptable. Qualified
candidates may submit resume to annet-
tehr@finr.net or fax to 863-773-2041.
FINR offers excellent benefits package
and is DFWP and EOE. Visit website at
finr.org.
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2:00 p.m.
LOCAL CITRUS company needs truck
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MANAGER and MANAGER
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MC'S GUNSMITHING wants to buy
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arms for parts. (863) 285-9234.

VEHICLE
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94 CHEVY 1500 extended cab, every-
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Condition, $6,500 OBO. 537-3018 leave
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Happy oth Wedding
Anniversary!

Dad and Mom / Papa and Grandmama


We love you,
Steve, Tami, and Tommy,
Lyna and Mike,
Brandon and Leanna
James and JoAnn Henderson


APARTMENT
FOR RENT



ASHLEY GLEN APARTMENTS

IS NOW LEASING
INQUIRE ABOUT 1 MONTH FREE RENT
1 bedroom, 770 sq. ft. $650 per month plus deposit.
2 bedroortm, 1,035 sq. ft. $750 per month plus deposit.
Pool and community room on property.
534-3034


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.

LOST
FEMALE BLACK LAB wearing a red col-
lar. 8 months old. Named Daisy, south
Bartow area. REWARD. John 585-3775
or Barbara 533-7634.
GIRLS BIKE w/basket at FMHS near caf-
eteria. 285-8625.

FOUND
FOUND YELLOW Lab. 533-3139.
FREE
55-GALLON STEEL Drums. Contain res-
idue of soy-based printing ink. Call for
availability, 533-4183.
WOOD PALLETS. No two alike. Stack'
stuff on 'em. Use 'em for firewood. Just
don't bring 'em back. Outside The Demo-.
crat, Florida Avenue and Summeriin
Street. Come help yourself.

WANTED
TO BUY
TOP DOLLAR PAID FOR SHARK
TEETH & BONE VALLEY FOSSILS.
CALL GEORGE 813-240-4740
USED FISHING Reels working or not.
533-9548.

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.
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
BRAND NEW lawn mower, weed eater
and edger, less than 6 hours on all.
$450.00. Call 324-6545.
HEAVY DUTY inlaid wood 1948 drop
leaf table, refinished, nice table $85. Call
533-8538.
LARGE TOLEDO meat scale with light.
Refund inside and out. Scale is from the
1920's, $125.00. Call (863) 533-8538.
WALL-MOUNT SLIM-LINE gas heater.
New, never used. $110. Empire Brand.
Phone 285-8279.

PRODUCE
FOR SALE
KAE J Hydro-Farms open-produce. 1081
CR 640 East of Homeland. Fresh
strawberries u pick no bending, no kneel-
ing. 863-519-9677.

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

BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITY
A CASH COW!!
30 VENDING MACHINE/YOU AP-
PROVE EACH LOCATION. ENTIRE
BUSINESS-$10,970. HURRY! 800-836-
3464 #B02428.



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1 BEDROOM apartment, CHA, nice
neighborhood, Suitable for adults. 533-
7529.
1/1 MOTHER-IN-LAW suite 8451/2 6th
Avenue, Bartow. $500 per month. 850-
294-7335.
461 N. Searcy-3 bedroom, 2 bath, CHA,
w/d hookups, dishwasher. $700 monthly,
$500 security deposit. 1 year lease. 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.
ONE BEDROOM fumished apartment,
utilities furnished. No pets. 285-9422 af-
ter 6:00 p.m.

HOUSE
FOR RENT
3 BEDROOM, 1 bath, CHA, patio. 416
W. Broadway, Fort Meade. No pets. 863-
285-9740.
3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, CHA, 2 car ga-
rage, kitchen appliances, huge fenced
back yard. Highlands area. No pets.
Rent $1,0p0,: ,Security $1,000. 1. year
-lease. Credit check required.. 863-533-
2003.
495 N. Oak nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
large 2 story home. $925 per month plus
security deposit. King Real Estate Serv-
ices. 863-533-4119.
FORT MEADE, Lake Buffum. 3 bed-
room, 1 bath, AC, Lake Front. Refrigera-
tbr, stove. $900 per month, first, last. 1-
561-308-7566.
FORT MEADE-2 bedroom, 1 bath, CHA,
$695.00 first, last and security. Call 594-
1217.

FORT MEADE-4 bedroom, living room
with full hearth brick fireplace and more.
$800 per month, first and security. 863-
285-7985, leave message.

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


HOUSE
FOR SALE
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.
CHARMING 3 bedroom, 2 bath, situated
on a beautiful comer lot in Bartow. 1573
sq-foot living area. Motivated sellers.
Bring all offers. Contact Sean Paul, Real-
tor with Exit Realty the Heart of Florida
863-412-5305.
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.
TOP NOTCH REALTY
Website www.topnotchrealty.org


DUPLEX
FORRENT
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.
UNFURNISHED HIGHLAND CITY.
SOUTH LAKELAND
2 bedroom, 1 bath, central H/A, carpet,
blinds, washer/dryer hookups, $625
month. CALL T. R. TUCKER, INC. (863)
665-6846.

MOBILE HOME
FOR SALE
1993 14 x 66 Fleetwood Mobile Home, 2
bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, CHA, $12,500.
386-760-6300.
BARTOW- MOBILE HOME IN MHP. 2
bedroom, 1 bath. Owner will finance.
$15,000 No down or discount for cash.
(863)519-5916.


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12 The Polk County Democrat January 1, 2007


Sports News


Fisheries Biologists


Lakeland Sail and Power

Squadron Classes Set


Cherish your own emotions and
never undervalue them.
-Robert Henri


For the past year, I have
referred to myself and other'fish-
eries biologists' in this column. It
has come to my attention that
many readers don't understand
the role of a state fisheries biolo-
gist. So my goal this month is to
rectify that.
"Fisherie" is a term that refers
to both the fish (either a species
group or geographic area) and the
people that use them, and "biolo-
gists" are scientists who study liv-
ing things. So "fisheries biolo-
gists" are professionals who are
trained to know about how fishes'
bodies work, fish populations,
habitats, anglers and others who
use the state's waters.
It takes a special person with
a wide variety of talents to be a
truly successful fisheries biologist
with an agency such as the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC). Acase in point is Phil
Chapman. He is a consummate
fisheries biologist who, after 36
years of service to Florida's
angling community, 'retired on
Oct. 31 an unfortunate
Halloween "trick" for those of us
in freshwater fisheries manage-
ment.
But all Floridians can relish
the "treats" his commitment has
generated. As a career fisheries
biologist, Chapman's profession-
alism resulted in his being recog-
nized in 2003 with the Louise
Ireland Humphrey Award the
highest recognition given by the
FWC to its employees.
Chapman began his career in
1970 as an assistant regional
fisheries biologist in Lakeland. In
1'971, he coordinated evaluation
of Florida's largest pollution
caused fish kill. His assessment
of the destruction of 70 miles of
the Peace River led to the nation's
first successful prosecution of its
kind, with fines totaling
$900,000.
Chapman became a regional
biologist in 1973 and led studies
to pioneer techniques for artifi-
cially culturing and rearing
striped bass, sunshine bass and
snook. His work on snook filled in
informational gaps in their life
history that provided valuable
groundwork for spawning and
rearing techniques.
Another of Chapman's signifi-
cant contributions came from his
investigation into biological
impacts of bass tournaments.


FISH BUSTERS'

B BULLETIN


Though Chapman found that
tournaments do not significantly
impact the fishery as a whole,
tournaments did impact trophy
bass fisheries. The finding led to
statewide harvest regulations to
protect this hallmark resource.
In 1982, Chapman was instru-
mental in the state's acquisition
of Tenoroc Fish Management
Area, once a 6,000-acre phos-
phate mine. This nationally rec-
ognized fishery provides high.
quality recreational opportunities
to thousands of anglers annually.
Chapman's research into restric-
tive harvest regulations and sup-
port for family fishing produced a
unique approach to fisheries
management at Tenoroc. Nearly a,
quarter-century later, that
approach continues to be highly
successful in sustaining and pro-
moting this quality fishery.
Beginning in 1989, Phil took
over the Aquatic Education
Project and supervised the Joe
Budd Aquatic Education Center
in Midway, the Boca Raton
Aquatic Program and the
statewide Fisheries Outreach
.Program. Phil is widely known for
his efforts to inform the public
about resource issues, and for
leadership in promoting catch-
and-release fishing.
Subsequently, Phil became
involved in the Special Projects
Section and was instrumental in
creation of numerous publications
and posters and developed the
most widely used archive of fresh-
water fishing photographs in the
division. His shots have graced
several covers of the Florida
Freshwater Fishing Regulations
Summary and been prominent in
.the Education Series that includ-
ed magazines about Florida bass,
striped bass and catch-and-
release. Publications such as the
Florida Bass brochure and poster,
catch-and-release command-


ments and quarterly editing of
the Web-based Florida fishing
sites and forecasts, and annual
top-10 lists for bass, bream, crap-
pie, catfish and striper fishing
destinations all resulted from his
skill and commitment.
During his career, Chapman
received numerous awards for his
work in conservation including:
Water Conservationist of the Year
(1985) from the Florida Wildlife
Federation, the Daiwa Youth
Conservation 'Award, the
Conservation Award from the
Coastal Conservation
Association, and the Warm Water
Management Award from the
National Federation of Fly
Fishers. Moreover, he is the only
member of the Florida Outdoor
Writers Association to make a
clean sweep of their major awards
pertaining to conservation, life-
time achievement and service to
media members.
Chapman's expertise as a fish-
eries biologist, fly fisherman,
part-time fishing guide.' writer,
photographer and editor as well
as his interpersonal skills have
consistently led to superlative
outcomes that reflect great credit
on both him and our organization.
At his retirement party, anoth-
er group came forward to recog-
nize these accomplishments.
Capt. Pat Kelly, executive direc-
tor of the Florida Guides
Association (FGA) presented him
with the first FGA
Conservationist of the Year
Award an award that hencefor-
ward will be known as the Phil
Chapman Conservationist of the
Year Award. It was a fitting trib-
ute to a world-class example of
what being a fisheries biologist is
all about.

Visit the website at
MyFWC.com / fishing updates for
more Fish Buster columns.


Study Underway To Control Mealy Bug


Biological control program ef-
forts under way in more than 30
Florida counties are proving suc-
cessful in controlling the de-
structive pink hibiscus mealybug
(PHM).
PHM was first discovered in
the country in Broward County
four years ago.
"Florida was ready for the dis-
covery of PHM, recognizing that
because of its prevalence in the
Caribbean, it was only a matter
of time before it arrived in the
United States," Florida Agricul-
ture Commissioner Charles
Bronson said. "Florida is be-
sieged with invasive plant pests
and diseases because of our cli-
mate and location, and finding
natural solutions to these prob-
lems is a key component of the
Department's mission."
Fortunately, PHM has some
natural enemies two are para-
sitic, gnat-sized wasps (Anagy-
rus kamali and Gyranusoidea in-
dica) that attack PHM but cause
no harm to other insects, plants
or animals.
Another enemy that is help-
ing to control PHM numbers is a
lady beetle (Cryptolaemus) that
is a predator of PHM and al-
ready well established in Flor-
ida.
PHM has spread to 34 Florida
counties, including Manatee,
Sarasota, Pinellas and Hillsbor-
ough. Most of the infestations
have been found on hibiscus
plants. Biological control para-
sites are being released in all
counties with current infesta-
tions. In the last four years,
more than 2 million have been
released.
In addition to PHM parasite-
rearing facilities in California
and Puerto Rico, the parasites
are now being reared at the De-
partment's Division of Plant In-
dustry in Gainesville at a rate of
16,000 per week.
Currently, two-thirds of these
are being released in the Sara-
sota/Manatee county area where
some of the state's newest infes-
tations have been identified.


Even though the biological
control program is helping to
suppress the population of PHM,
eradication is not feasible, and
pest management is a more real-
istic approach.
After the biological control
parasites are released in an
area, in time, usually two or
three months, they will repro-
duce and spread out miles from
the initial release site.
Biological control programs
conducted in the Caribbean have
reported 60-80 percent reduction
of PHM within six months of
parasite releases at test sites,
and 95-98 percent after one year.
The southeast Florida PHM bio-
logical control program has been
ongoing since the initial out-
break in June 2002, and results
have been promising.
In Broward and Miami-Dade
counties, plant recovery is excel-
lent.
Average decline in the PHM
adult female population at study
sites was 97.2 percent.
PHM occurs in most tropical
areas of the world and attacks
more than 200 plant species, in-
cluding many found in Florida,
such as hibiscus, citrus, mango,
avocado, tomato, cucumbers and.
others.
It is a tiny (3mm) sap-sucking
insect that -forms colonies on
host plants, which, if left undis-
turbed, can grow into large cot-
ton-like masses of white waxy
deposits on branches and leaves.
PHM feeds on the sap of the
plant and releases toxic sub-
stances causing injury and some-
times death to the plant. PHM
infestations are spread by wind,
on infected plant material, also
by ants or other small insects.
Although PHM is potentially
a very serious threat, homeown-
ers should not become overly
concerned because Florida is
home to more than 200 species of
relatively harmless mealybugs,
all of which share a similar ap-
pearance once they infest a host
plant.


Only an entomologist can de-
termine if a plant has PHM.
PHM can be distinguished from
other mealybug species by its
reddish-brown, smooth body and
pink-to-red body fluid.
If homeowners think their
plants may have PHM, they can
call the state helpline at 1-888-
397-1517. State plant inspectors
will check properties in new ar-
eas suspected of having PHM.. If
PHM has already been detected
in an area, and the beneficial
parasites have been released, it
may not be necessary to check
individual yards.
The department is asking
that homeowners and lawn
maintenance companies control
PHM damage to plants by cut-
ting away damaged areas, dou-
ble- bagging plant debris and
disposing of it with their house-
hold garbage, not their yard
trash. Yard trash is often com-
posted and spread back into the
environment. The state is also
asking homeowners in areas
where the PHM parasites are be-
ing released to avoid using pesti-
cides on their landscape plants
because the insecticides will kill
the beneficial parasites that are
being released to control PHM.
More information about the
pink hibiscus mealybug is avail-
able on the department's website
at http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/pi
or call 1-888-397-1517.


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The Polk County
Democrat
190 S. Florida Ave.
Bartow 533-4183
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Lakeland Sail and Power
Squadron will be teaching a GPS
seminar on Jan. 11 from 7-9 p.m.
at 1527 Combee Road, Lakeland.
Cost is $10.

The Power Squadron will be
teaching a boating course on
Thursday nights from 7-9 p.m.
It will be eight weeks long,
running on Jan. 18, 25; Feb. 1, 8,
15, 22; March 1, and 8. This is
the first classes of 2007.
This course covers digital
charts, VHF radio, seamanship,
trailering, and more.
They will be held at Michael
Holly Chevrolet, 925 U.S. High-


way 98 South Lakeland.
Class size is limited. Cost is
$45 for all eight nights, includ-
ing materials, such a Map Tech
Digital Chart CD.
For more information or to
register for either class, call
Richard at 295-9788 or e-mail
him at WLitt66455@aol.com.

The squadron also provides
free boat inspections.
Interested boaters can either
bring their boat to the squadron
or have the squadron come out to
them. The safety stickers are
recognized by law enforcement.


FWC Needs Nature Volunteers


If you love working with peo-
ple and want to help spread the.
word about conserving Florida's
fish and wildlife, Chinsegut Na-
ture Center has just the volun-
teer program for you.
The nature center located just
north of Brooksville, is recruiting
additional volunteers to meet an
increasing public demand for its
services.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission,
which operates the center, is
conducting its next volunteer ori-
entation session from 9 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31.
"As the center grows we in-
creasingly depend on volunteer
involvement to deliver educa-
tional programs to school chil-
dren and groups that visit," Kris-
tin Wood, center director., said.
In addition to presenting edu-
cational programs, volunteers
are instrumental in organizing
and helping out at the center's
popular festivals, assisting with
trail maintenance, invasive non-
native plant control, general
grounds management, office
staffing and other unique pro-
jects.
The nature center also hosts
public workshops and evening
talks, and is open for hiking,
birding and other types of rec-
reation on Fridays and Satur-
days.
"Volunteers have become the
backbone of a strong, locally-in-
volved constituency who under-
stands the importance of wildlife
and habitat management in the
area." said Geoff Brown, commu-
nity partnerships coordinator of

To be able to fill leisure intel-
ligently is the last product of
civilization.
-Arnold Toynbee


the FWC's Office of Recreation
Services.
Each Wednesday following
orientation and continuing
through'April 25, a new topic
will be presented to volunteers-
in-training during a three to four
hour-long session at the nature
center.
Topics in the volunteer train-
ing include: geombrphology of
the area; ecology and mammal
tracking; herpetology; birding;
butterflies; natural plant com-
munities; Chinsegut's cultural
history; fire management; learn-
ing how to use a map and com-
pass; and techniques of environ-
mental education.
For more information on how
to volunteer, contact Lucille
Lane at Lucille.Lane@My
FWC.com or Kristin Wood at
Kristin.Wood@MyFWC.com or
call 1-352-754-6722 for an appli-
cation and to schedule an inter-
view. Chinsegut Nature Center
is located one-mile west of U.S.
THighway 41 on SR 476.



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A 2007 Calendar for Kids


A replica of the Godspeed, one of the
ships that brought the settlers to
Jamestown in 1607, will sail to different
ports in 2007.
2007 Events
The coming year will be a year of:
anniversary celebrations.
Jamestown, in what is now
Virginia, was settled 400 years ago, in
April 1607. It was the first permanent
English settlement in the Americas.
America will be celebrating the
birthday of its first president, George
Washington, born 275 years ago, on
Feb. 22, 1732.
Boy Scouting was founded 100
years ago in England and spread
throughout the world. Boy Scouts from
around the world will celebrate at the
World Scout Jamboree from July 27-
Aug. 8 at Chelmsford, Essex, England.


Keep this 2007 calendar and watch for coming special events.


January *

National New
Skating Year's
Month yar Day

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1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Martin 15 BenJamin 17 Iami20
Luther Franklin's New Year
King Jr.'s birthday
birthday


February T^

4 14

Black History Super Bowl Valentine's
Month XU Day
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The Fads of 2006


Now is a good time of year to look
forward to 2007. It is also a good
time to look back and see what were
the fads of 2006.
The Mini Page thanks the kids
and teachers who took part in our
2006 survey. Underline these fads
and favorites that are popular where
you live.

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American Idol
Animal Crossing: Wild WorldT video game
ankle socks
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backward hats
baggy pants worn down low
baggy shorts
BarbieT
basketball
belts
Black Eyed Peas
boots
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cell phones
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Doodle Dogs
Drake and Josh
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flare pants
G
GameCubeT
Google
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Hannah Montana
Harry Potter
headbands
HeelysT
Hello KittyM
high-heeled sandals
Hilary Duff

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NintendoTM
NintendogsTM video game
North Face jackets
P
penguins
PlayStation 2
Pok6mon video game
portable DVDs
S
skateboarding
skinny jeans
soccer
spaghetti strap tops
SpongeBob SquarePants
T
TamagotchiTM
tank top
Tiger Woods
Tom Brady
V .
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W
wristbands
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Xbox 360TM


Yu-Gi-Oh!T cards


from The Mini Page by Betty Debnaom 2006 The Mit Page Publishing Company Inc.

Mini Spy...
Mini Spy and Basset Brown are enjoying ice skating.
See if you can find: word MINI Easter egg heart
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chicken
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frog
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letter H


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/ OThes 2007 Calendar YFI'N
Words that remind us of calendars are hidden in the block below.
Some words are hidden backward or diagonally. See if you can find:
DAY,. MONTH, WEEK, JANUARY, APRIL, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST,
NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, HOLIDAY, NUMBERS, EVENTS,
MEMORIAL, CHRISTMAS, THANKSGIVING, EVE, HALLOWEEN,
HANUKKAH.
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Warren Remedy, won the first Best in
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Club Dog Show in 1907. This year, the
100th anniversary of the award will be
celebrated at the show in New York,
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,h lf2Standards Spotlight:
byUniPretS 2007 Calendar
Mini Page activities meet many state arid national educational standards. Each
week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page'scontent and offer -
activities that wil help your students reach them.
This week's standards: -
SStudents understand people and events honored in commemorative holidays. (History)
Activities:
1. Select one of the holidays or events that take place in the month a friend or family member
was born. Design a greeting card for that special day. Share your greeting card with that
friend or family member.
2. Select three comic strip characters in the newspaper. Paste pictures of the characters down
the side of a piece of paper. Now find a holiday or week/month that you think would- appeal
to each character. Write the. holiday next to the character and explaindwhy you made that
choice.
3. Select a non-religious holiday from today's Mini Page. Design a community event to celebrate
the day. Identify three people from the newspaper whom you would invite to your event. Why
would you selectthose people?
4. Which of the holidays, weeks or months in The Mini Page calendar relate to (a) famous
people, (b) different cultures, (c) science, (d) religion and (e) nature?
5. Use resource books and the Interiet to learn why special topics or cultural groups are .
celebrated in particular months. Select five special recognition, such as Women's History
Month, National Inventors' Month or National Dairy Month. Research the celebrations to
discover: Why was the recognition selected for special attention? What individuals or groups
proposed and supported.the recognition? Why was the recognition placed in the month it is?
': How is the week/month'celebrated?.
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)


"2o) Rookie Cookies Recipe

SPizza Bagels
You'll need:
* 6 whole-wheat bagels
* 1 (14.5-ounce) can tomato sauce
* turkey pepperoni rounds
* mozzarella cheese (grated)
What to do:
1. Slice bagels in half
2. Spread.2 tablespoons tomato sauce over bagel halves,
3. Place turkey pepperoni rounds and grated cheese on top of
tomato sauce.
4. Broil bagels for 2 minutes until cheese melts.
(Optional:-Add extra toppings such as mushrooms, green peppers
and sausage.)
Note: You will need an adult's help with this recipe.


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Meet Christopher Paolini

Christopher Paolini, 23, began writing the
fantasy novel "Eragon" when he was only 15.
Three years later, his family published his book
themselves. He toured schools and libraries
2 promoting it.
0 Then a major publisher bought it and
S| -republished it. By the time he was 19,
Christopher had a best-selling book. Now his
book has been made into a movie.
Christopher lives in Paradise Valley, Mont., with his parents
and younger sister, Angela. They have a cat, Otis, and a dog,
Annie.
He was home-schooled and graduated from high school when he
was 15. Right after graduating, he began working on his book.
He has since published the second book in his trilogy, "Eldest."
He is now working on the third book in this "Inheritance" trilogy.
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TM MIGHTY o o
FUNNY'S O -M

All the following jokes have something in common. Can you
guess the common theme or category?

Oscar: What do you call a fish whostakes
a bath every day?
Olive: A clean sardine!


Oswald: Why did the ghost go to the river?
Orville: He was tired of flating around the
house!


Ollie: Where's the town of Fish Hook?
Omarf At the end of the line!






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Pacific- /
American May Cinco de
Heritage Month Day Mayo
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National Pet Wildflower Mother's
Week Week Day

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National National Win
Inventors' With Civility Respect for
Month Month Parents Day.
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19 20 21 22 23 24 25
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Baseball World
Series


National
Aviation Day


November


American
Indian Aviation
Heritage History Month Peanut Butter
Month Lovers' Month
5 M T W T F 5
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4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30

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Children's Thanksgiving
Veterans Day Book Week Day


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holiday Ramadan Month
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For family members' and
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Look through your newspaper for
coming events in your community.
Next week, The Mini Page is all about
bridges.


October

7- 8 9

Fire Prevention Columbus Lef Erikson
Week Day holiday Day
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1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16. 17 18 19 20
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28 29 30 31
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Week Nations Day Halloween

December -0

5-12 22 24

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Hanukkah winter Christmas Eve
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