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MONDAY 5
January 15, 2007 500


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l .....zing a Dream




R Jaizing a Dream.


Carver Recreation Center's
new gymnasium (below) was
opened with a Bartow Chamber of
Commerce ribbon cutting this
morning (above). Attending the
ceremony were (from left): front -
Ruth Trainor, CRA Chairman
Rufus Stephens, George Watson,
Joyce Bentley, J.J. Corbett,
Chamber President-elect Anita
Stasiak, Carver Rec and Polk
Street Director Larry Tucker, C.C.
Corbett, Mayor Rosie Thornberg,
Karen Guffey, Parks and
Recreation Director Barbara
Newell, Mike DeNeve, architect
Terry Hunter, Pam Mitchell; back
- project manager John Kok of
Everett Whitehead & Sons, CRA
Director Jim Duane, Ken Riley,
City Manager Joe DeLegge, City
Commissioner Pat Huff, City
Commissioner Brian Hinton, City
Commissioner Leo Longworth, pro-
ject superintendent Don Waldrop,
Les Barr, City Commissioner
James Clements, and Linda
Weldon. C.C. Corbett and Larry
Tucker also unveiled a plaque com-
memorating the occasion near the
entrance (right). Photos by Brett
Lo we


PCSO Detectives Arrest 18 In


Marijuana Grow-House Operations


A Bartow man was one of 18
arrested in an investigation of
marijuana "grow-houses" by Polk
County Sheriff's Office detectives
last week.
Investigators executed search
warrants for several residences
throughout Polk County ,last
Wednesday,. after observing
activity associated with grow-
houses.
Characteristics of a grow-
house include windows being cov-


Yulexy Hernandez


ered at all times; cars that arrive,
stay for short periods of time and
leave; fluorescent lighting at all
hours; or no garbage outside that
would indicate people live in the
home.
A number of grow house oper-
ations were dismantled, and sev-
eral suspects: were arrested.
Detectives also seized approxi-
mately $10,000 in currency and
one vehicle. A total of 1,981 mar-
ijuana plants were seized.
,Locations searched and the
results were:
2724 Grimes Road, Lakeland
($3,000 currency, residue)
1100 Airport, Road, Lakeland
(310 marijuana plants)
480 Heather Court, Bartow
(170 marijuana plants)
197 Lake Thomas Drive,
Winter Haven documentss)
2170 Old Grove Trail,
Frostproof (documents)
1942 Old Grove Trail,
Frostproof (documents)
6 Blue Jordan Road,
Frostproof (49 marijuana plants)
6529 Fox Crest Lane,
Lakeland ($7,000 currency,
residue)
After searching those loca-
tions, detectives learned of addi-
tional grow-houses and searched:
10 .Blue Jordan Road,
Frostproof (187 marijuana


plants)
255 Glenridge Loop Lakeland
(238 marijuana plants)
429 North Road, Lakeland
(405 marijuana plants)
6716,East Road, Lakeland (32
marijuana plants)
545 Mockingbird Court,
Frostproof (384 marijuana
plants)
1298 R.E. Byrd Road,
Frostproof (206 marijuana
plants)
4224 Thomas Wood Lane,
Winter Haven (grow material)
3802 Old Thornhill Road,
Winter Haven (Ortiz residence)
Charged with conspiracy to
traffic and trafficking in
cannabis were:


Yulexy
Bartow;
Yosvani
Lakeland;
Eddie
Frostproof;
Juan


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Frostproof;
Hector Hernandez, 33, Winter
Haven;
Mayelin Perez, 32, Frostproof;
Mildrey Quintana, 29,
Lakeland;
Romelio Evora; 40, Frostproof;
Nancy Lopez, 42, Lakeland;
Jesus Gonzalez, 47, Winter
Haven;
Ramon Hernandez, 44,
Lakeland;
Jorge Reyes Rueda, 34,
Lakeland;
Michell Gonzalez, 32,
Lakeland;
Jose Castellano, 34, Lakeland;
Emerencio Rivero, 29,
Frostproof;
Roberto Ortiz, Jr., 28, Winter


Hernandez, 29, Haven;
Armondo, Morejon, 30,
Gonzalez, 34, Lakeland;
Roberto Ortiz, Sr., 52, Winter
Rosaban, 34, Haven,.
They were booked into -the
rchavaleta, .45, Polk County Jail on no bond.


City To Review


Proposed North


Bypass Routes


Proposed alignments for a
northern bypass route around
Bartow will be reviewed by the
city commission, at its work ses-
sion Tuesday afternoon.
The northern connector, as it is
called for planning purposes,
would take traffic from U.S.
Highway 98 north of Bartow to
State Road 60 east of Bartow.
Also at the work session, the
commission is scheduled to fur-
ther review the procedure for
adopting city- ordinances, to
include a policy on when public
comment will be allowed, and
perhaps even eliminating a vote
when an ordinance is introduced
on first reading.,
The commission will hold its
work session at 5:30, and will
reconvene for its regular business
meeting at 6:30.
The meeting is being held one
day later than usual because of
today's Martin Luther King Day
holiday.
Other items on the agenda:
First reading of an ordinance
amending the city code relating
to. "transient vendors" to allow


the food vending cart outside
Lowe's to remain in place indefi-
nitely.
A public hearing on an
amendment to the city budget.
Approval of an agreement
with the property appraiser for
the city to pay a two percent fee,
to the appraiser's office for
assessing Bartow's stormwater
management fee.
Adoption of a resolution set-
ting forth the city's. position on
various issues coming before the
Florida Legislature.
Amendment of the police
union contract regarding pay-
ment for holidays and court
appearances.
An appointment to the
Bartow Housing Authority.
Proclamations:
(1) Designating February as
Black History Month.
(2) Recognizing the L.B.
Brown Festival.
(3) Thanking S and B
Constructors and Wal-Mart -for
their contributions to the Bartow
Fire Department's Toys for Tots
program.


Taboo will take to the streets of
downtown for Bartow's monthly
Friday Fest on Jan. 19.
The street party, featuring
beer, music, children's activities,
and food, will be held along East
Main Street and Central Avenue-
from 6 to 9 p.m.


Once again this month, a
supervised teen dance is planned.
Additionally, this month a
bounce house boxing ring and
skateboard demonstration will be
featured.
For more information, call 519-
0508.


15 Die in New Year's

Accidents in Florida

Fifteen people were killed in fatal traffic crashes were known


14 separate traffic crashes during
the 72-hour New Year holiday
period, according to a preliminary
report issued by the Florida
Highway Patrol.
The holiday period began at
one minute past midnight on
Saturday, Dec. 30, and ended at
midnight, Monday, Jan. 1.
: Statistics released cover only
those crashes investigated by the
Florida Highway Patrol.
:* Eight fatalities (or 53 per-
cent) occurred during the hours of
darkness.'
Three (or 21 percent) of the


to be alcohol-related; six (or 43
percent) remain listed as pend-
ing; five (or 36 percent) presently
classified as not alcohol-related.
Of the 15 deaths, four (or 27
percent) were pedestrians; and
one (or seven percent) was riding
a moped.
The rider of the moped was
not known to be wearing a hel-
met.
56 percent of those killed in
the nine vehicles normally
equipped with safety belts were
not wearing their belts.


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Winter weather may make Bartow a "frigid" 75 degrees, but chil- tion. The equipment at the park resembles treehouses, and features
dren and parents still found time to brave the frozen tundra and play rock-climbing walls. Photo by Jennifer Starling
on the new equipment at Nye Jordan Park during Christmas vaca-


Friday Fest Is Jan. 19

In Downtown Bartow


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Community Li


Ministers Wanted for

'Fun'Fashion Show


Ministers' and pastors can
have some fun and be fashion-
able, too, in a new event during
the seventh annual L.B. Brown
Heritage Festival in Bartow.
Men and women ministers of
any size are being sought to
model clothing in the Feb. 11
show, which will include music
from a number of gospel acts.
Anyone interested in partic-
pating in what organizers say is
"a lot of fun" should call
Universal Marketing and
Development (UMD) at s521-
0753.


The fashion show is just one
event in the festival, set for Feb.
9, 10 and 11 on the grounds of the
historic L.B. .Brown Home, 470
SEcond Avenue, Bartow.
Sponsored by Neighborhood
IMprovement Corp. and the City
of Bartow, the festival includes
lots of music, a discussion of the
Emancipation Proclamation, step
show competition, a fashion show
and a new kids' fun area.
For vendor information call
the city at 534-0100; for general
information call UMD at 521-
0753.


Fort Meade Garden Club

Holds Annual Luncheon


George Paterakis will be one of the chefs cooking up authentic
Greek food at the annual Polk County Greek Festival, set Friday
through Sunday, Feb. 2-4, at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 1030
Bradbury Road in Winter Haven. Along with a huge variety of foods,
the festival features live Greek music and dancing, a Greek boutique,
jewelry, attic treasures booth, Greek dance lessons, church tours, and
more. Photo provided


Polk County Greek

Festival Feb. 2-4


This year's Polk County Greek
Festival will be held Friday
through Sunday, Feb. 2-4, at St.
Sophia Greek Orthodox Church
in Winter Haven.
The annual event will feature
several choices of Greek food and
pastries, entertainment, and
shopping.
Food in the main hall will
include lamb shanks,
Mediterranean chicken, tiropita
(cheese pie), Athenian grouper,
pastitsio, spanakopita (spinach
pie), Greek meatballs, Greek
salad, and souvlaki. Under the
tent, gyros, kalamari, saganaki
(fried cheese), Greek fries, sou-
vlaki, and grilled octopus will be
available.
A Taverna will offer a variety
of Greek wines (Rose, Retsina,
Red, White, and Mavrodaphnie),
as well as Ouzo, domestic and
Greek beer, and soft drinks.
At the pastries and kafenio
(coffee shop), menu items include
baklava (layers of fillo', chopped
nuts, butter, and honey syrup),
karidopita (spiced walnut cake
sprinkled with honey syrup),
diples (lightly fried' strips of flaky
egg dough dipped in honey, nuts,
and cinnamon), galactoboureko
(custard-style Greek pastry
topped with fillo and honey
syrup), kataifi torte (custard-
style Greek pastry with kataifi
and whipped cream), koulourgkia
(crisp butter cookie twists),
kourambiedes (butter cookies
dusted with confectioner's sugar),
pasta flora (shortbread apricot
pastry), finikia (cookie dipped in
honey syrup, cinnamon, and
nuts), paximadia (sweet but-


Class of '57

Meeting

Thursday
Summerlin High School's
Class of 1957 will hold a plan-
ning meeting Thursday, Jan. 18,
at 4:30 p.m., at McLeod
Presbyterian Church in Bartow.
All class members are invited
to attend the meeting to discuss
and finalize plans for the 50th
reunion, to be held in May.
The church is located at 695
West Stuart Avenue.
Those planning to attend are
asked to call Gertye Thompson at
533-3242 or Sally Putnam at
533-7829, no later than
Wednesday, Jan. 17.
Following the meeting, class
members will gather for supper
at ABC Pizza.


ter, toasted pecan, and anise-fla-
vored cookies), kok (choco-
late-covered torte with vanilla
and chocolate filling), tsoureki
(sweet bread with spices), and
Greek rice pudding.
A special feature at the festival
.this year is an increased vendor
variety featuring authentic Greek
gold jewelry.
Entertainment will include
live Greek music, and dance
groups performing Greek folk
dances in native costumes.
Performance times will be posted
on the activity board at the festi-
val entrance and in the festival
pamphlet. Audience participation
is encouraged. Dance lessons also
will be available at no charge.
Also featured will be a
Bakaliko (Greek market), offer-
ing Greek gourmet items such as
cheese, olives, olive oil, grape
leaves, etc., for purchase.
Additional attractions include
a religious booth, gold and silver
jewelry, attic treasures booth, on-
site travel agency, Greek bou-
tique with imported gift items,
children's marionettes and bal-
loon animals, scheduled church
tours, and Greek imported
leather handbags.
Festival hours are 11 a.m. to
10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.
The church grounds are locat-
ed at 1030 Bradbury Road, off
State Road 540.
Admission is a $2 donation for
all three days. Children ages 12
and under are admitted free, and
there is no charge for parking.
For more information, call 299-
4532.


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MEMBERS OF Alpha Kappa Alpha's Kappa Omicron chapter will
hold the Ebony Fashion Fair on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Florida
Southern College's Branscomb Auditorium. The event, which is a
scholarship benefit, will feature a fashion show and a reception. The
event begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25, which includes a six-month
subscription to "Jet" magazine or a one-year subscription, to "Ebony,"
and may be purchased at the door. (Photo provided)



Bok Sanctuary Sets

Art Events /Classes


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Myers; an(Y Bettye Barnett with
guest, Suzie Wynn, daughter-in-
law, Judy. Barnett, and daughter,
Betty Ann Sykes.
Other members attending
were ` Verna Atwell, Myrtle
Birdsong' P.J. Bl ack, Wilma
Coulter, 4arhlyn Gunter, Martha
Hancock,, '~ Nancy Kitchings,
Eunice Manley, Mariani Martin,
Alice Spieth, Inez Varn, Betty
Waller, and Barbara Walker. .
After the meal, a drawing for
door prizes was held. Door prizes
were' contributed by Chinoiserie,
Badcock & More, Gourmet X-~
Press, LisaJo's BBQ and Ice
C ream, John's Drive I n, Sunf
Trust Bank, McDonald's
Restaurant, Citrus & Chemical
Bank, Strawberry Patch,
Greenwood Chevrolet, Alice,
Spieth, and Etoile.Altman. I
The next meeting of the Fort;
Meade Garden Club will be held
at Presbyterlian New Covenanpt-
House 'on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at'
9:30 a.m. Guest Carolyn Wilson
of Cee Jay Nursery in-Lakeland
Will be speaking on "Ways of
Pt~opagatilig Plants.',

Have ari idea for
a story or photo?
call
The Democrat
533-41 83
or
The Leader 285-8625


Morrisonjs'Sight Center.
is pleased to' annourtce that
-Dr.'RichardR. Lake, Optomeh~tist
is available to provide Eye Examinations by appointment at
Morrison's Sight Center-
6027 Cypress ('ardens Blvd., Whiter Haven
Di: Lake invites his previous patients to
Telephone 326-5r824,f n pointmentl
(across from Cypress Gardens Adventure Park next* to Publix)


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under an, ADVERTISIED blanket'

on an ASDVTERTISED mattress
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bathes in an ADVERTISED shower,

shaves With an ADVERTISED razor,

:brushes his or her teeth with ADVERTISED toothpaste,

washes with ADVERTISED soap,

puts on: ADVERTISED clothes,

drinks a cup ofADVERTISED coffee,
drives to work in an ADVERTISED car

and then...

refuses to ADVERTISE, believing that it doesn't Pay.

Later, if business is poor,
the person'ADVERTISES it fijr sale.
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Tlhe Ptolk County Democrat


January 15, 2007


Bettye Barnett, president of
the. Fort, Meade Garden Club,
hosted 41~ members: and guests at
the club's annual Christmas lun-
cheon -at the Peace River Country
Club in December.
Those attending included
Etoile Alt *man with guest, Martha
Newport; Jean Barnett with
daughter-in-law, Tina Barnett,
and guest. Deloras Avery; Joyce'
Cain with guest, Myrna Bennett;
Marian Clyatt with ~daughters,
~Gay Weise~thal and Jan Clyatt;
Lenora Culpepper with daughter,
Joyce Tabb;
.Gloria Jean Durrance' with
guest, Paula -,Jackson; Allene
Mayo with daughter, Mary Ann
DeLoach; Ruby Moody ,with
guest, Janice Thompson; Janet
Rogers with guest, Edith Jordan;
Norma Vaughn with~ guest,
Karolyin Nunnallee; Lorraine
Young' with guest, Barbara

Barftow Public

Libra- ry Board
Uebetsi Jan'. 23

Bartow Public Library's board
of directors will hold.its quarter-
ly meeting at 5:30-p.m. on
Tuesday, Jan. 23.
The meeting will be-hled on
the second floor of the library, at
2150, S. Eiradway_


Historic Bok Sanctuary will
offer a series of art workshops as
well as luncheon programs on art,
architecture and culture begin-
ning Jan. 25.
The classes and programs
have limited enrollment.
Haines City artist Alice Behrle
will teach watercolor classes
Thursday, Jan. 25 through April
12.
A former instructor of painting
and art history for North'
`Carolina State University at the
James Sprunt Institute, Behrle
has won awards in national
shows and galleries.
Beginner to intermediate
classes will be held from 1:30 to
4:30 p.m. with intermediate to
advanced classes from 9:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m~. Each 12-week ses-
sion is limited to 16 parti 'cipants
and the cost is $192 or $156 for.
members.
An "Introduction to, Digital
Photography" by David Woods
will be held Jan. 27 from 10 a~mn .
to 3 p.m. Woods teaches photog-.
raphy at Polk .Communit y
College and is a freelance photog-
rapher.
Space is limited to 20 and the
cost is $68 or $60 for members.'
Behrle also Will teach"'Collage:
Creative Expansions" Feb. 3' from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Collage is a cre-
ative way to "recycle" your. art-'.
work in any 2-1) medium.
The workshop is limited and
the cost is $55 br $44 for mem-
bers.
'Illustrating Plants in
Watercolor Pencil" is a being
offered~ for the first time at the
Sanctuary. on March 10~ from 1&'
a.m. to 3 p.m. and March 11 from
I p.m'. to 3 p.m.


A freelance illustrator special-
izing in botanical art, Winter
Park artist Redenta Soprano will
teach the two-day workshop.
Limited to 16, each class fee is
$115 or $99 for members.
The art, architecture and cul-
ture series of three luncheons to
be held Jan. 30, Feb. 20 and
March 20 will feature Lake Wales,
artist and art historian Ann
Norton.
She will provide introductory
talks followed by audiovisual pre-
sentations that were inspired by
the Sanctuary's recent trip to
Russia and the upcoming expedi-
tion to Lima, Cuzco andl Machu
Picchu in Peru. Programs include
lunch and are limited to.40 and
the cost is $17 or $10 for mem-
bers.
Call the Garden Carripus office
at 734-221 for reservations or
-visit www~boksanctuaryyorgg for
more information.







January 15, 2007 The Polk County Democrat


The Bob Cats

Bob Crosby Bob Cats Open Jazz Series


Continuing into its fourth year,
the South Florida Community
College Jazz Series opens with
the Bob Crosby Bob Cats.
Featuring a Chicago jazz style,
the band has played the globe for
nearly 70 years under the Crosby
Bob Cat name.
The band will perform
Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m., at
the SFCC University Center
Auditorium.
The band's large repertoire
contains more than 300 arrange-
ments, including more than 200
original Bob Crosby recordings.
Those who remember the early
years of the band will recall the
twin-tenor sax sounds of musi-
cians such as Bud Freeman and
Eddie Miller.
The arrangements also include
the works of Jess Stacy, Ray
Bauduc, Bob Haggart, and Matty
Matlock. Like the original band
in the late 30s, the current band
features outstanding soloists
including Eddie Metz, Jr., drums;
John Orsini, tenor; and Terry
Myers.
The Bob Cats stay very busy,
performing at' festivals through-
out the United States, including
the Bix Beiderbecke Fest,
Monterey Dixieland Festival, the


Sprinkle joy.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, the
New Jersey Jazz Festival, the
Elkhart Jazz Festival, and many
others. They also have had cruise
concerts on the Caribbean'circuit,
the Mississippi Delta Queen, and
the American Queen.
In addition, they do many
other concerts, fundraisers, pri-
vate parties, and theater dates.
The Bob Cats' repertoire fea-
tures a wide variety of styles in
addition to the Chicago sound,
including the music of New
Orleans, New York, and the West
Coast traditional jazz sounds of
Turk Murphy and Lu Watters.
They also play arrangements
by Duke Ellington, Sidney
Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton, Earl
Hines, and Clarence Williams.
The Bob Cats are led by Ed
Metz, Sr., who played piano
actively with the Crosby band
when Bob was still fronting the
band.
He began his career in the
Philadelphia area and moved on
to Michigan where he played with
many groups, including the New
McKinney Cottonpickers. Later,
Metz moved to New Jersey and
worked with several bands
including his own Heritage Jazz
Ensemble.


Having played with most of the
country's jazz festivals, Metz
enjoyed working with the likes of
Gene Krupa, Bobby Hackett, Wild
Bill Davidson, Bob Haggart, and
Billy Butterfield. His discography
includes 35 recordings to his cred-
it.
The Bob Cats Band has fea-
tured two reeds for most of its
existence. Paul Hubbell and John
Orsini do most of the reed work,
and Terry Myers frequently
works with them. Davie Jones, an
Orlando resident, is on trumpet;
Harold Johnson, trombone; Ed
Metz, Jr., on drums; Bob Leary,
guitar, banjo and vocals; and Carl
McVicker, bass.
The co-sponsors for the 2007
Jazz Series are Bill and Lisa
Jarrett, Sevigny and Johnson Eye
Care, and Highlands Today.
Tickets for this performance
range from $20 to $23 and may be
purchased online 24 hours a day,
seven days a week, at www.south-
florida.edu by clicking on
"Performances."
Tickets also may be purchased
by calling the SFCC Box Office at
784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC
Box Office located at the front of
the SFCC Auditorium.


Middle And High School Mozart

Student Artists Needed Puppets
A AL %d% '


Talented middle and high
schools artists are being sought
by the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
to participate in its 16th annual
Manatee Decal Art contest.
The winning artwork will
become the design for the 2007-08
state manatee decal and sold at
county tax collectors' offices to
benefit manatee research and
protection programs.
The contest is open to all mid-
dle school and high school stu-
dents who attend public, private
or home schools in Florida.
"This art project has been very
successful in encouraging stu-
dents to learn about manatees
and their role in Florida's envi-
ronment," said Bonnie Abellera,
manatee decal coordinator. "It's
great to see the artistic variety,
but the most rewarding thing for
us is seeing how interested kids
are in Florida's conservation
issues." .
The FWC will accept artwork


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postmarked on or before Jan. 31
and specific entry requirements
must be met. Students need to
work with their art teachers, who
will submit the artwork to the
FWC.
Each school may submit up to
five entries. FWC staff will judge
entries on Feb. 14.
Teachers may review all the
contest rules and requirements at
MyFWC.com/manatee/Decals/Co
ntest2007.htm or find out more
by contacting the FWC at 1-850-
922-4330.
Citrus County artist, Donovan
Foster, a student at Citrus
Springs Middle School, designed
this year's decal that is projected
to raise approximately $70,000
for manatee protection programs.
Beginning in July, the new
manatee decal will be available at
county tax collectors' offices to
individuals who donate $5 or
more to the Save the Manatee
Trust Fund.


Antique And Collectible Tree Event

Expo Planned Jan. 26-28 To Celebrate
r TO Celebrate


Tampa Bay Antique and
Collectibles Fair wills be held
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,
Jan. 26, 27, 28, at the
Entertainment Hall and sur-


Lakeland

Fireballs

Meeting Set
Goldwing Road Riders
Association Lakeland Fireballs
FL2-L Chapter will hold its
monthly meeting on Wednesday,
Jan. 17, at Barnhill's Restaurant,
5216 South Florida Avenue,
Lakeland.
The meeting will begin with
dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a
discussion of upcoming events at
7 p.m.
The meeting is open to motor-
cycle enthusiasts and riders.
For information on the group,
call 860-4769 or visit www.lake-
landfireballs.org on the web.


rounding areas at the Florida
State Fairgrounds in Tampa.
Regular Show hours will be
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday,
at the Entertainment Hall and
outside areas.
General admission, including
free parking, is $9, or $8 with
coupon and for seniors older than
62.
Children younger than 12 are
admitted free with an adult.
The event will feature nearly
300 indoor and outdoor dealers
from around Florida and 25 dif-
ferent states.
All types of antiques and col-
lectibles will be available for sale,
trade, and show including fur-
niture, jewelry, antique advertis-
ing, postcards, maps, Floridiana,
art pottery, linens, paper items,
military items, automobilia,
glassware, silverware, and more.
Glass and Crystal Repair by
Ken Borton will be available at
the show.
For information, visit
http://www.21centuryexpo.com.


Florida

Arbor Day

On Arbor Day, Jan. 19, native
trees will be available for pur-
chase at the Polk County
Extension Service, 1702
Highway 17 South, Bartow,*from
8 a.m. to noon while supplies
last.
One gallon trees will be $5.
Available trees include pines,
oaks, palms, elms and bays.
A workshop on native trees
will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. and
from 11 a.m. to noon in the
Clover room.
All workshop participants will
receive a free tree. Contact the
Polk County Extension Service at
519-8677 for more information.


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Polk County's Aquatic Plant
Control Program treats public
access lakes for water hyacinth,
water lettuce, and hydrilla.
Lakes and treatment areas
may be added without notice. All
shores will be treated on these
lakes through Feb. 9:
Gibson, Parker, Hancock,
Hamilton, Tracy, Eva, Juliana,
Roy, and Arbuckle B. .


PCOC Board To
Meet Jan. 18
.Polk County Opportunity
Couiiicil, Inc., bbard'0f directors,
personnel committee will ne.t
on Thursday; Jian. 18" at 3 p.m.
at the Client Services Building;
450 West Main Street, Bartow.
The board of "directors will
meet that dayat. 5 p.m. ,
For more information, call
533-0015.


Local. area military retirees
and their families will have the
opportunity to lear about med-
ical benefits to them on Saturday,
Jan. 20.
A team of officers headed by
Air Force. Col. Michael T.
SCulhane, MacDill AFB hospital
commander,. will be making a
,presentation at the monthly
meeting of the South Central
Florida Chapter of the Military
Officers Association of America.
The luncheon will be held at
: the Sebring Sun 'N Lake Golf and
Country Club's Candlelight
Restaurant. The event is open to
, all military retirees, regardless of.
rank.
Reservations for the luncheon
,rma be.miade by calling June Felt
a.'t ~:638i22''5; All reservations
must be made by 5 p.m. on
Thursday, Jan. 18.


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Florida Southern College and
the Festival of Fine Arts will pre-
sent The Mozart Puppets from
Austria, with Norman Shetler.
The performance takes place
Jan. 21 at 2:30 p.m. in
Branscomb Auditorium on the
Florida Southern campus.
Viennese-American concert
artist Norman Shetler is well
known for both his musical tal-
ents and the sophisticated humor
of his puppet shows.
Shetler gained an excellent
reputation as a concert pianist
and chamber musician and has
been a successful puppeteer for
more than 25 years.
Tickets are $30.
FSC students are admitted
free of charge; non-FSC students
admitted at half price. For ticket
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4 The Polk County Democrat January 15, 2007


Editorial


Would that we were smart enough to
figure out a way to win not end, win -
the war in Iraq, and bring our troops
home.
From Day One, we have expressed
doubts over America's first pre-emptive
war.
Should it be compared to the lost oppor-
tunity to crush Hitler in the early years of
World War II, perhaps saving millions of
Jews and Allied soldiers from death?
Or is it another poorly thought out dis-
aster like Vietnam?
In our view, it is neither.
It is, perhaps, a poorly-orchestrated
repeat of Gulf War I, when President
George H.W. Bush built a coalition of
nations to crush Iraq's efforts to take over
that region of the world. How Bush lost the
election after that stunning victory still
puzzles us.
The specter of weapons of mass destruc-
tion the primary justification given for
Gulf War II --has turned out to be
unfounded. Perhaps historians will some
day determine the validity of the assump-
tions on which that justification was based.
The world undoubtedly is better off
without Saddam Hussein, two of his sons,
and other despots in the Hussein regime.
Whether that fact justifies America's war
in Iraq is another question best judged by
historians, not by politicians (or newspa-
per editors).
The question today is not whether we
should have invaded Iraq, or even if we
did it correctly. The question is what do we
do now.
We lack the expertise to evaluate the
President's decision to "surge the force" in
Baghdad, as Bush's present commanders
recommend, or to insist that Iraq take
more responsibility for its own destiny, as
previous commanders have recommend-
ed. We have the uncomfortable feeling that
the latter is a better course of action.
But of this we have no doubt:
When American troops are committed


JUST MY OPINION / By BOB BOB


to the battlefield, America must have the
resolve to see them through to victory.
Unlike many nations of the world,
America does not go to war to give it our
best shot, and withdraw if the going gets
too tough. America's belief in the sanctity
of every human life does not allow us to
approach warfare as it if were a football
bowl game.
By all reports, America's soldiers on the
battlefield believe in what they are doing,
and believe that they are doing it well.
That is not "the company line;" that is
what soldiers believe.
It is one thing to support or oppose -
President Bush, and the war that he
embarked on with the blessings of the
Congress.
The issue now before the Congress, and
the American people, is whether we sup-
port America's soldiers on the battlefield:
support them with the dollars, and the
weapons, and yes, the reinforcements to
see them through to victory.
America, we believe, should first define
victory --the ability of a democratic
regime in Iraq to survive and then com-
mit the resources to achieve victory. Then,
and only then, do we pull out.
We owe that to the 3,000-plus soldiers
who have lost their lives in Iraq; to do less
is to make their sacrifice meaningless.



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

66 and Elderly? I Don't Think So!


The Bottom Line: Stand


Behind Our Troops


January 15, 2007.
I am 66 years old, and I still
haven't decided what I want to
be when I grow up.
I well remember when I was
a member of the news staff of
The Tallahassee Democrat, and
we held one of our infrequent
staff meetings to decide at what
age we would refer to someone
as "elderly."
We decided on 60.
Ours was a young staff,
okay?
Jan. 15, 1941. Hi world; here I
am.
The United States was not yet
involved in World War II.
When Dad was drafted in
1944, at the age of 29, he was the
last pre-Pearl Harbor Day father
to be drafted in Polk County.
He was, if I remember cor-
rectly, the same age as his com-
pany first sergeant and older
than his company commander,
perhaps his battalion comman-
der.
He had graduated at the
head of his class at Florida
.Southern College, and was
offered a direct commission -
"a cellophane commission," as
he called it. "It was written on
paper, but you could see right
through it." He declined it, and
worked his way all the way up
to private first class.
By the grace of God, he made
it through the Battle the Bulge
with nothing more severe than
frozen feet, a condition that kept
him in the hospital for many
weeks.
One of my earliest childhood
memories was seeing Dad come
running to Mother and me
when he was mustered out of
the Army at Camp Blanding in
1946.
"Daddy, how did you find us


so fast?" I asked, at the age of 5.
"I was looking for you really
hard," he replied.
To this day, Camp Blanding,
my home away from home for
most of my 30 years in the
Florida National Guard, has ',-
special place in my heart.
During Dad's service in the
Army, Mother and I lived with
Dad's parents, in their two-
story home on Church Street,
across the street from First
Baptist Church. I remember a
hurricane that swept through
Bartow, and seeing numerous
huge oak trees blocking the
streets. I didn't live through that
experience again until 2004.
In my childhood, I often rode
with Dad in our 1939 Ford
when he went to pick up the
laundry from the home of
Annie Mae Johnson in West
Bartow. She did laundry in a
washtub over an open fire.
There was no electricity in
West Bartow one of Bartow's
two Negro neighborhoods in
those days. (The word was
Negro, not black, not African
American, back then, and it was
not "predominantly" Negro;
there was no integration back
then.)
I'm not sure when television
was invented; it didn't come to
Bartow until I was in the second
decade of my life.
I remember the day our first
TV set was installed (black and
white, which is all there was
back then).
The Howdy Doody Show
was on when the set was
plugged in.
We watched George Gobel,
arguably the funniest comedian
of that era, and Perry Como
singing "Sing Along with Me;
I'm on the Way To the Stars."


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From the New Guy on the Block


This shall be my first column
as the general manager of The
Polk County Democrat, The Fort
Meade Leader, The Lake Wales
News, and Polk County Times.,.
I can't help but say I am a little
nervous about baring my soul in
print again but one thing that the
Dunn-Rankin family is big on is
that their management be
involved in the community and
what better way than writing a
periodic column.
I am not a total novice at the
task. I have a degree in journal-
ism and wrote a regular column
while I was a publisher in Salem,
'N.J. I also write a monthly col-
umn in a professional publication
called Circulation Idea Service. In
the early 90s, I wrote a column for
"Creative Loafing," one of the
United State's largest alternative
publications in Atlanta. So that is.
kind of the long and short of my
press credentials.
Let .me first say thank you to
all the wonderful people that
have welcomed me to Polk
County and in particular to
Bartow. Everyone has made me
feel right at home.
Actually I am pretty close to
home. I grew up in Orlando
when it was still a relatively small
town, and my mother's family is
a pioneer family in Orlando with
roots traced back to 1831. So I
knew where Mulberry was long
before now.
I went to William R. Boone
High School in Orlando and we
used to play Lakeland High in
sports. Boone was one of the two
high schools established when
Orlando High School was closed
in 1954.
I mention that because OHS,
as it was known, was part of the


old "Big Ten" which included
Lakeland High. I am showing my
age now.
While working for the
Orlando Sentinel back in the late
70s, northeast Polk County was
part of my responsibility as circu-
lation manager. Back in those
days, there was a feeling among
the leaders in Orlando that this
'portion of Polk would identify
with Orlando. Can't say that has
ever really happened though I
guess it still could.
So All of this is simply a pre-
amble to a "it is good to be home"
feeling I have.
I hope I can bring some skills
and ideas to our publications that
will enhance the great products
that S. L. Frisbie and his staff
have already produced. My
expertise is in circulation, adver-
tising and marketing.
Speaking of S. L. and his love-
ly wife, Mary, I need to send them
a special thank you for them giv-
ing me a vote of confidence in the
hiring process. I hope I don't dis-
appoint them.
In the coming weeks I also
hope I can bring you interesting
and important topics in this


space.
I must warn you ahead of time
that my children tell me that I am
very opinionated and I am sure it
will come through in my writing.
I also like humor from time to
time.
I am avid sports fan and wear
my prejudices on my sleeve. I am
life long Gator fan, having gradu-
ated from the nation's No. One
sports school. (See, there I go
already). I love the Atlanta
Braves. My father is from
Milwaukee so my pro football
team is the Green Bay Packers. I
don't really have an NBA team
but I am growing to like the
Magic. I am from the South so I
don't know anything about hock-
ey.
I also like history. John Jakes,
an historical fiction writer, is my
favorite author, and I can name
every losing vice presidential
candidate since 1956.
So there you go. Now you
know a little more about me.
Hopefully I will get to know
more about you in the coming
days, months, and years.
Thank you again for you
warm welcome to Polk.


OUR READERS SAY

A Gray Day in the Park


BARTOW My walk in Mary
Holland Park is different today.
It is later than I usually walk
and on a Saturday, so the sights
and sounds are different.
Instead of the gradual awak-
ening and stirring sounds of our
town there is the distant rumble
of traffic to the east.
Suddenly the sounds of the
day are pierced by the scream of
excess steam being released by
the power plant on Clear Springs
Road. The interruption is short-
lived and not noticed by two
water turkeys holding their
wings out to dry while perched
on a large bush.
The sky is full of gray clouds
only letting small patches of blue
sky peek through. The lake is still
and mirrors the sky and all the
things around it. The homes
around the lake are reverse
images of themselves in the
placid surface.
A large blue heron suddenly
takes flight as I approach. Its


graceful slow flight skimming
across the lake is so close to the
surface that the tips of its wings
leave small equally spaced circles
in the water, tracing its move-
ment to the distant shore.
As I continue along the north-
ern walk of the park, there is a
flurry of wings and loud calls of
surprise. The coots suddenly
explode .from their hiding place
in the grass and land noisily
about 30 yards from shore. They
continue their scolding of my
intrusion as I move away.
In the distance to the south
there is a squadron of white peli-
cans approaching the park. As
the V formations come over the
water, the birds merge into a
large descending circle, gliding to
the surface of the lake. The indi-
vidual birds gracefully settle to a
landing that has been made near
perfect by thousands of such
landings.
This day I do not have time to
observe the carefully choreo-


graphed movements of the flock
as they hunt for fish. It is a mar-
vel to watch, all in unison, the
'movements of the flock as they
herd the fish with an ever-tight-
ening circle.
All the sycamore trees are now
bare except for a few scattered
leaves tightly holding on to their
parent. Those leaves that have
fallen are gone now, blown.by the
wind or shredded by the mowers.
With the graying sky as a back-
ground, the white conical skele-
tons of the cypress now show the
nests of spring. In the lower
branches there are small round
nests. There are larger and differ-
ent shaped nests further up in the
tree. In its bareness the cypress
reveals the reminders of new life
in the park last spring.
My mockingbird songster is
still silent on this dreary, overcast
day. I do miss him.

IVAN RICHARDSON


American society was segre-
gated back then; my kids think I
was born in the Dark Ages.
We didn't hate each other,
black and white; we didn't
know each other well enough to
like or to hate. If I ever write a
book, which I probably won't,
that will be the theme:
We didn't hate each other.
The Saturday. matinee cost
seven cents, if I recall correctly,
and perhaps I don't; friends tell
me it was a dime. You could see
Western movies and the weekly
installment of Captain Cody.
Popcorn, drenched with choles-
terol-rich butter, was maybe a
nickel. I'm still trying to lose
those 10 pounds.
You didn't lock your doors; it
would be an insult to your
neighbors. They might need to
go over and borrow a cup of
sugar or something. What kind
of a neighbor would prohibit
that. kind of hospitality?
January 15; I'm 66 years old.
Six years older than the age that
I agreed was elderly back in the
early 1960s.
Five children (including the
two who had the good sense to
marry into our family); two
great little grandsons.
First in my family to have
both a cervical laminectomy
and a pacemaker implant. And
getting along quite well, thank
you.
Sold the company a couple of
weeks ago, and having the time
of my life working for the new
owners.
No, Mary and I have not
retired, nor do we intend to any
time soon.
The first 66 years have been
great; I can't wait to see what
the next 66 years bring.


January 15, 2007


4` The Polk County Democrat














Obituaries

Annabelle Hancock Blanton


Annabelle Hancock Blanton,
96, of Lakeland, died of heart
failure Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007,
at her home.
Mrs. Blanton was born June
21, 1910, in Shelbyville, Tenn.,
and moved to Bartow in 1926,
where she met her husband,
Shade Hancock, of Fort Meade.
She moved to Lakeland from
Gainesville in 1982.
She was a house mother for
the Sigma Chi fraternity at the
University of Florida, and later
was a house mother at Florida
Southern College. She was a
member of Southside Baptist
Church in Lakeland, and a for-
mer member of the Fort Meade
Garden Club and Fort Meade
Woman's Club.
Along with her husband, Mrs.
Blanton was preceded in death
by her son, Anthony R. "Tony"
Hancock.
She is survived by her grand-
children, A. Richard Hancock,
Jr., his wife, Francine, and their
sons, Christopher and Jonathan
of Dade City, Shade Hancock
and his son, Jeffrey, of Fort
Meade, Melody Hancock Clyatt
and husband, John, of Fort
Meade, their daughter, Mary
Royer, and her husband, Kyle, of
Bartow, and their son, Morgan
Clyatt, of Fort Meade, Darla
Hancock and Mary Sanders of


Annabelle Hancock Blanton


Sarasota; and one great-great-
grandchild, Dalton Royer.
Visitation: Tuesday, Jan. 16,
from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., at Han-
cock Funeral Home in Fort
Meade.
The funeral will follow Tues-
day at 3 p.m., atHancock Ceme-
tery, Fort Meade.
Memorial contributions: Han-
cock Family Cemetery, 801
Houston Avenue, Fort Meade,
FL 33841.


Persis Marks Hardy


Persis Marks Hardy, 93, of
Bartow, died Sunday, Jan. 7,
2007, at her home.
Mrs. Hardy worked as a li-
censed practical nurse at Polk
General Hospital in Bartow, and
was a member of First Baptist
Church of Bartow.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Robert A. Hardy,
Sr.
Survivors include three
daughters, Caroline Hardy Bri-
denbaugh and Edna Hardy, both
of Bartow, and Naomi Hardy
Warren of Titusville; two sons,
Robert Alvin Hardy, Jr., of Port
Charlotte and Richard Caleb
Hardy of Lakeland; two sisters,
Rhoda Doskocz of Orlando and
Phoebe Rogers of Monticello; a
brother, Caleb Marks of Mel-
bourne; 20 grandchildren; 46
great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-grandchild.
Visitation: Thursday, Jan. 11,
from 9 to 10 a.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.


The funeral: Thursday, Jan.
11, at 10 a.m., at the funeral
home.
Memorial contributions: Cor-
nerstone Hospice, P.O. Box 217,
Haines City, FL 33845.


Rodney Thomas Luttrell


Rodney Thomas Luttrell, Jr.,
54, of Eugene, Ore., who has
family in Bartow, died Wednes-
day, Jan. 10, 2007, from injuries
sustained in a firearm accident.
Mr. Luttrell was born in Dan-
ville, Ky., on Oct. 15, 1952.
He worked for many years in
the wood products industry, and
recently purchased Pop-A-Lock
in Eugene, Ore.
Survivors include his wife,
Annie Luttrell; his parents, Rod
and Jeanne Luttrell of Bartow; a


sister, Carol Hawkins of Winter
Springs; a brother, Paul Luttrell
of Eugene, Ore.; a nephew, Hal
Hawkins; and four nieces, Eliza-
beth Hegarty, Monica Luttrell,
Heather Luttrell, and Jacqueline
Luttrell.
Visitation: Monday, Jan. 15,
at 2:30 p.m., at West Lawn Me-
morial Park and Funeral Home
in Eugene, Ore.
The funeral: Monday, Jan. 15,
at 3:30 p.m., at West Lawn .Me-
mor)al Park and Funeral Home.


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'Strong Southern Girls'

Reading Group Starts


A new book discussion group,
geared to girls ages 9 through 12
and their mothers or guardians,
begins this month at Bartow
Public Library.
The Mother/Daughter Book
Discussion meeting will take
place on Thursday, Jan. 25, from
3:30 4:30 p.m.
Signup is required and begins.
the first of each month. Those in-
terested in joining may come to
the library now to register and
pick up a free copy of the first
book to read together.
"Because of Winn-Dixie" by
Kate DiCamillo is a story about
a 10-year-old girl spending her


January 15, 2007


first summer in a small town in
Florida. She describes all the
good things that happen to her
because of her big ugly dog
named Winn-Dixie.
The theme of the new book
group's reading is "Strong South-
ern Girls with Sass and Spunk."
Activities and refreshments are
included in the monthly gather-
ings.
For more information, contact
Children's Librarian Melissa
Causey at 534-0131. Barto;w
Public Library is located at 2150
South Broadway, across from the
Civic Center ball fields.


Derrick Brown


Florida: Make A 'Green' PCI Officer,


Resolution This Year


Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection (DEP) is
encouraging residents to make
'green' resolutions for the New
Year.
"With more than 16 million
residents, Florida's citizens play
an important role in protecting
our environment," said DEP Sec-
retary Colleen M. Castille. "Ecol-
ogically-friendly practices within
homes, offices and neighbor-
hoods contribute to state efforts
to protect, restore and conserve
Florida's natural resources."
To help you get started, here
are 10 resolutions that will make
2007 cleaner and 'greener':
Plant native vegetation -
Florida has almost 400 indige-
nous plant species. Reduce exotic
encroachment, improve wildlife
habitats and reduce landscaping
efforts by planting native Florida
vegetation. For more informa-
tion, visit www.floridayards.org.
Reduce stormwater runoff
- To protect Florida's water-
ways from pollutants, limit fer-
tilizer use, practice safe chemical
storage and properly dispose of
all substances. For more infor-
mation, visit www.cleanup.org.
Protect Florida's air quality
- Maintaining air conditioning
systems, heat units and vehicles
is an integral part of keeping
Florida one of three states east
of the Mississippi River that cur-
rently meets all National Ambi-
ent Air Quality Standards. Visit
www.floridadep.org/air/ for more
information.
Visit environmentally-
friendly businesses Florida
has 20 certified Green Lodges
and hundreds of certified Clean
Marinas, Clean Retailers, Clean
Boaters and Clean Boatyards.
These facilities protect the
state'e environment by using
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IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR POLl
COUNTY, FLORIDA
I.L.E. PROPERTIES, INC., a Florida corpora
tion,
Plaintiffs,
VS
ROBERT N. SPIRLET and SANDRA L.
BARRY,
Defendant.
CASE NO:
2006CC-2046
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuan
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on
November 27, 2006, this case now pending ii
the above Court, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at 9:00 a.m. on Februar
7, 2007, at the Jury Lounge, on the 2nd floor o
the Polk County Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway, Bartow, Florida, as more spe
cifically set forth in Schedule "F" attached
hereto, the following described following:
Lot 21, Block 282, INDIAN LAKE ES-
TATES, Unit 9 (revised), according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 40, page
42, Public Records of Polk County, Florida.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar
tow, Florida. Please note that the maii ena
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the even
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost t<
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED this 10th day of January, 2007.
RICHARD WEISS
As Clerk
.BY: /s/Vanessa Marshall
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 15, 22, 2007-0165




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ANNIE LAURA WASHINGTON, Deceased.
PROBATE FILE NUMBER
06CP-3020
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of ANNIE
LAURA WASHINGTON, deceased, File Num-
ber 06CP-3026, 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 ad-
dresses of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this
notice is served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 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 15 2007.
Person Giving Notice:
RUBY WASHINGTON JOHNSON
1010 Bates Rd.
Haines City, Florida 33844.
Attomey 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. 15, 22, 2007-0159



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES M. PEARSON a/k/a JAMES PEAR-
SON, et al.,
Defendant (s).,
CASE NO.
2006-CA-003315-0000-WH
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Corrected Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated December 18, 2006, and entered in
CASE NO. 2006-CA-003315-0000-WH, of the
Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in
and for POLK County, Florida, wherein HSBC
BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is
Plaintiff and JAMES M. PEARSON a/k/a
JAMES PEARSON, et al., are Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash
in the Jury Lounge, Second Floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broadway, Bartow,
Florida. Please note that the main entrance is
located on Church Street. No entry is possible
from Broadway Avenue, in Bartow, POLK
County, Florida, 9:00 AM o'clock on the 1St
day of February, 2007, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 30, GLENRIDGE PHASE ONE, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT"
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 84, PAGE 48, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 7953 Glenridge Loop East, Lake-
land, Florida 33809
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale if any. other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens. must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs


any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED this 19.1t day of December.
2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 15, 22, 2007-0146


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM LESLIE SKILLEN,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
06-CP-2509
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of WIL-
LIAM LESLIE SKILLEN, deceased,
whose date of death was October 10,
2006, File Number 06-CP-2509, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Polk County, Flor-
ida, Probate Division, the address of which
is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL
33831-9000. The names and address of
the Personal Representatives and the Per-
sonal Representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice has been served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL 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 DECE-
DENT'S DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this no-
tice is January 15. 2007.
Personal Representatives
WILLIAM RAMBAUM
28960 U.S. Highway 19 N., Suite 100
Clearwater, FL 33761
Attorney for Personal Representative:
William Rambaum
FBN 0297682
William Rambaum & Assoc., P.A.
28960 U.S. Highway 19 N., Suite 100
Clearwater, FL 33761
Telephone: (727) 781-5357
Facsimile: (727) 781-1387
Jan. 15, 22, 2007-0160


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Evelyn Angie Alligood
Deceased.


POLK


File No.
07 CP-0037
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Ev-
elyn Angie Alligood, deceased, whose
date of death was November 4th,
2QQ6, and whose Social Security Number
is 259-50-6536, is pending in the Circuit
Court for EPLK County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Post
Office Box 9000, Drawer C-4,
Bartow Florida 33831-9000. The
names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 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 NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE-
CEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is January 15 2007
Personal Representative:
Jerry Alligood
5299 SW Shores Avenue
Arcadia, FL 34266
GOSSETT LAW OFFICES, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Representative
2221 US HWY 27 SOUTH
SEBRING, FL 33870
Telephone: 863-471-1119
Florida Bar No. 0801194
Jan. 15, 22, 2007-0157




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HAZEL JEANETTE RENEW KNIGHT,
a/k/a HAZEL J. RENEW, a/k/a
HAZEL J. RENEW KNIGHT,
Deceased.
File No.
07-CP-0043
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
HAZEL JEANETTE RENEW KNIGHT,
a/k/a HAZEL J. RENEW, a/k/a
HAZEL J. RENEW KNIGHT deceased,
whose date of death was September
11th, 2006, and whose Social Security
Number is 259-32-4095, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division; the address of which is P.O.
Box 9000. Drawer CC-4 Bartow. FL 33831-
9000. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative'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
January 15 2007
Personal Representative:
Gary J. Renew
16 East Avenue
Graniteville, SC 29829
TROIANO & ROBERTS, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Representative
317 SOUTH TENNESSEE AVENUE
LAKELAND, FL 33801-4617
Telephone: (863) 686-7136
Florida Bar No. 0221864
Jan. 15, 22, 2007-0152


IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
LAKESHORE CLUB HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.
Plaintiffs,
vs
ELIUD MERCADO a/k/A ELIUD
MARCADO HAYDEE CARRION,
Defendants.
Case No.
53-2006CC-5063
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 202, Lakeshore Club, according to
the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat
Book 111, Page 16, Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
at public sale. to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in the Jury Room. Second Floor.
Polk County Courthouse. 255 North Broad-
way. Polk County in Bartow. Florida. at 9:00
A.M. on the 7th day of February. 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 8th day of January, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Courts
By Is/ Vanessa Marshall
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 15, 22, 2007-0147




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Roy D. Alligood, Jr.
Deceased.
File No.
07 CP-0040
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Roy
D. Alligood, Jr., deceased, whose date
of death was November 16th, 2006.
and whose Social Security Number is 258-
40-6258, is pending in the Circuit Court
for POLK County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is Post Of-
fice Box 9000, Drawer C-4, Bar-
tow. Florida 33831-9000. The
names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 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 NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE-
CEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is January 15 2007
Personal Representative:
Jerry Alligood
5299 SW Shores Avenue
Arcadia, FL 34266
GOSSETT LAW OFFICES, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Representative
2221 US HWY 27 SOUTH
SEBRING, FL 33870
Telephone: 863-471-1119
Florida Bar No. 0801194
Jan. 15, 22, 2007-0156




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Green Tree Servicing, LLC as authorized
servicing agent for GreenPoint Credit
Corp.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
Billy R. Locklear, Melissa G. Locklear, IF
LIVING, AND IF DECEASED, THEIR UN-
KNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THEM; Angel L. Lopez; Equity
One, Inc.; Direct Merchants Credit Card
Bank; Discover Bank; JOHN DOE and JANE
DOE, AND ANY OTHER PERSONS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY
WHOSE REAL NAMES ARE UNCERTAIN,
Defendants.
CASE NO. :
2006-CA-4735
DIVISION: Section 4
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Billy R. Locklear, IF LIVING, AND IF
DECEASED, THEIR UNKNOWN SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS,
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THEM
Last Known Address: 14056 NW Bumpy Hill
Road, Alpha, Florida 32421
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a Purchase Money First Mortgage and
Note on the following property in Polk County,
Florida:
LOT 1, 2, AND 3, BLOCK 3, MEADOW
.AWN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13,
'AGE 14, PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
INCLUDING the following Manufactured
Mobile Home: 1999 SKYLINE CORP.
WINNER 16 X 76, Serial Numbers:
8D610340L.
las been filed against you and you are re-
luired to serve a copy of your written de-
enses, if any, to it on CHAD A. DEAN,
ESQUIRE, the Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 118 W. Adams St., Suite 800,
acksonville, FL 32202, on or before 30
lays of the initial publication on or before


10 days from the date of the first publica-
ion of this Notice, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorneys or immedi-
tely thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief de-
nanded in the Complaint or Petition.
)ated this 10th day of January. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
AS CLERK OF THE COURT
By: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
Deputy Clerk
Seal)
an. 15, 22, 2007-0166


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTI
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
DOUBLE W INVESTMENT CO., INC., a Floi
Ida corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
The unknown spouse, heirs, devisees
grantees, and creditors of WADE HAMF
TON GROOMS, deceased, and all other pai
ties claiming by, through, under, or agalns
him; and all claimants, persons or parties
S natural or corporation, or whose exact legal
status Is unknown, claiming under any c
the above named or described defendant
and all parties having or claiming to hav
any right, title or Interest in and to the prop
erty hereafter described; LAMANDIA LOU
ISE MEEKS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
LAMANDIA LOUISE WEEKS; DANNY HAR
OLD GROOMS; BONNIE GROOMS PEP
PER; DOTTIE HALL; WADE T. GROOMS;
JOHNNIE E. GROOMS; and ALLAN WAYNE
GROOMS,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.
2006CA-4674
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
The unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, and creditors of WADE HAMP-
TON GROOMS, deceased, and all other
parties claiming by, through, under, or
against him; and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural or corporation, or whose
exact legal status is unknown, claiming un-
der any of the above named or described
defendants and all parties having or claim-
ing to have any right, title or interest in and
to the property hereafter described, if alive,
and if dead their unknown spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors and all other
parties claiming by, through, under, or
against him and all unknown natural per-
sons If alive, and if dead or not known to
be dead or alive, their several and respec-
tive unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
grantees, and creditors, or other parties
claiming interests by, through or under
those unknown natural persons; and all
claimants, persons or parties, natural or
corporate, or whose exact legal status is
unknown, claiming under any of the above
named of described defendant and all par-
ties having or claiming to have any right, ti-
tle or interest in and to the property hereaf-
ter described and all others whom it may
concern.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that ah ac
tion to foreclose a Warranty Deed Agreemen
on the following real property in POLK County,
Florida, to-wit:
LOT 10, OAK HAMMOCK ESTATES
PHASE FOUR, PLAT BOOK 101, PAGE
50, PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are re
quired to serve a copy of your written defense
if any,'to it on Benjamin W. Hardin, Jr., Es
quire, of Hardin & Murphy, P.A., Plaintiff's at
torney, whose address is 1905 Bartow Road,
Lakeland, Florida 33802-3604 and on or be-
fore 16th day of February, 2007, and to file the
original with the Clerk of this Court either be
fore service on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will be en
tered against you for the relief demanded ir
the Complaint or Petition.
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 January 10, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 15, 22, 2007-0167




Public Auction Notice
Silver City Wrecker
Service Inc.
2140 S. Edgewood Dr.
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 669-0857
Notice of foreclosure of lien and. intent
to sell vehicle, Pursuant to section (5) of
Florida Statute 713.75. Oh the 30th day
of January, 2007 at 12:00
97 ACURA 3DR.
VIN# JH4DC4461VS021304
95 PONTIAC 2DR
VIN# 1G2NE15D3SM604229
92 ISUZU UTILITY
VIN# 4S2CY58Z9N4331931
92 SUZUKI 2DR
VIN# 2S3TC01C7N6400263
95 MITSUBISHI 2DR
VIN# 4A3AK44Y5SE114102
98 PONTIAC 4DR
VIN# 1G2NE52T5WM506540
90 BUICK 4DR
VIN# 1G4NC54N5LM007809
89 PLYMOUTH 4DR
VIN# 1P3XM26P2KW308760
91 TOYOTA 4DR
VIN# 4T1SV21 E2MU373986
94 FORD 2DR
VIN# 1ZVLT22B4R5118063
98 CHEVROLET 4DR
VIN# 2G1WL52M6T9192980
93 CHEVROLET 4DR
VIN# 1G1LT53T4FY232967
00 HONDA 4DR
VIN# 1HGCG5679YA044788
95 CHEVROLET P/U
VIN# 1GCCS144XSK141210
04 GENERAL MOTORS P/U
VIN# 1GTEC14X44Z125496
03 HYUNDAI UTILITY
VIN# KM8SC13D43U429056
90 FORD S/W
VINF 1FMCU12T7LUA80890
94 FORD S/W.
VIN# 3FARP15J1RR168033
95 BUICK 4DR
VIN# 1G4NV55D3SC410143
94 MAZDA 4DR
VIN# 1YVGE22C9R5214823
93 FORD P/U
VIN 1RFTCR14U9PPB81817
Jan. 15, 2007-0148





ACE Wrecker Service
(863) 422-3930
38030 Hwy 27, Davenport, FL 33837
Notice of Auction pursuant to F.S 713.78 on
February 9, 2007 at 8:30 a.m. All bids cash
only.
01 Chev
VIN# 1G1JC124417124484
96 Dodge
VIN# 2B4FP2536TR850050


93 Chev
VIN# 2GAHG39K4P4140742
88 Dodge
VIN# 1B4FK513XHX129003
February 16, 2007
94 Mere
VIN# 1MELM62WORH617692
02 Dodge
VIN# 1B3EL46X52N344469
80 Kaw
VIN# KZ100B52660
03 Suzuki
VIN# JS1VT54AX32100848
Jan. 15, 2007-0162


I IN THE CIRCUIt COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY
r- GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
FEDERAL TRUST BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
, CAROLINE DONDOUA, et al.,
- Defendant (s).
r- CASE NO.
it 2006CA-003582-0000-00
, NOTICE OF ACTION
al TO: CAROLINE DONDOUA
if Residence Unknown
s If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming interest
e by, through, under or against CAROLINE DON-
- DOUA, and all parties having or claiming to
J- have any right, title or interest in the property
S herein described.
- YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Fore-
Sclosure of Mortgage on the following described
;property: ..
LOT 135, WESTRIDGE PHASE I AND II,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 93, PAGES
24 AND 25, PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 363 Montana Avenue, Davenport,
Florida 33837.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, If any, to it, on Stuart H. Gitlitz, Attor-
ney for Plaintiff, whose address is 9830 S.W.
77th Avehue, Second Floor, Miami, Florida
33156, on or before February 16 2007 a date
which is within thirty (32) days after the first
publication of this Notice in the POLK
COUNTY DEMOCRAT and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before serv-'
ice on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 11th day of January, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 15,22, 2007-0168



IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE 10TH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., A
Florida Corporation,
t Plaintiff,
vs.
SONG FON CHI, SONG CHOU TSUI LI, et
al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.:
2006 CC 003238
S NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAP-
ITER45
S NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
- ant to an Order or Final Judgment entered
on November 27. 2006. in this case now
pending in this Court, the style of which is
indicated above, I will sell to the highest
- and best bidder for cash at 9:00 AM on
- February 14 2007. at the Jury
- Lounge, Second Floor at the Polk
n County Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway, Bartow, Florida
i 33830, the following described property:
LOT 18, BLOCK 849, VILLAGE 8,
S NEIGHBORHOOD 2, POINCIANA SUBDI-
VISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
53, AT PAGES 29-43, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
S 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 who6"-
needs any accommodation in order'to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled at no cost to you, to the pr vi-
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 11th day of January, 2007.
RICHARD WEISS
Clerk, County Court
By: /s/ Vanessa Marshall
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 15, 22, 2007-0170





IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE 10TH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., A
Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff, n
vs.
SONG FON CHI, SONG CHOU TSUI LI, et
al.,
Defendantss,
CASE NO.:
2006 CC 003239
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAP,

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order or Final Judgment' entered'
on November 27. 2006,.in this case now
pending in this Court, the style of which is
indicated above, I will sell to the highest.
and best bidder for cash at 9:00'AM on
February 14. 2007, at the Jury1
Lounge, Second Floor at the Polk
County Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway, Bartow, Florida
33830, the following described property:
LOT 17, BLOCK 849, VILLAGE 8,
NEIGHBORHOOD 2, POINCIANA SUBDI-
VISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK


53, AT PAGES 29-43, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC
AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL
MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAYMENT
OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE
PAID FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSU-
ANT TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT.
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER
CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING
AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN
SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF
YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL
NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING
FUNDS.
All sales are to be held at the Jury
Lounge, Second floor, of the Polk County


Courthouse located at 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located on
Church Street. No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event any tem-
porary-change of location is necessary,
the Clerk shall post a "Notice of Change"
at the sale location directing the bidders
to the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance. Please contact
the, Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you
are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Serv-
ices 711.
DATED the 11th day of January 2007.
RICHARD WEISS
Clerk, County Court
By: /s/ Vanessa Marshall
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 15, 22, 2007-0169



NOTICE OF
PUBLIC MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that THE
SCHOOL BOARD OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, announces its January public meet-
ing schedule to which all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME:
January 29, 2007 from 3:00-4:30 p.m.
PLACE: Facilities Conference Room at
The School Board of Polk County, Florida,
at 1915 Florida Avenue, Bartow, Florida
33830;
PURPOSE: To Site Selection Committee
will meet to rank Middle School BB sites.
A copy of the agendas may be obtained by
writing to Sally Myers, Chairman, Site Selec-
tion Committee, Facilities & Operations Divi-
sion for The School Board of Polk County,
P.O. Box 391, Bartow, FL 33831 or by calling
863-534-0618.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans
with Disabilities Act, any person requiring spe-
cial accommodations to participate in this
meeting is asked to advise the agency at least
48 hours before the meeting by contacting Pa-
tricia Hunter at 863-534-0513. If you are hear-
,ing or speech impaired, please contact the
Agency by calling Florida Relay Service at 1-
.800-955-8771.
Dated: January 10, 2007.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Margaret A. Lofton, Chairman
Attest Gail F. McKinzie, Secre-
tary
(Seal)
Jan. 15, 22, 2007-0151




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY, AS TRUSTEE OF ARGENT MORT-
GAGE SECURITIES, INC., ASSET BACKED
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2005-M1, UNDER THE POOLING & SERVIC-
ING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 1,
2006, WITHOUT RECOURSE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KEVEN JONES, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006-CA-004961-SEC 04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: EVEN JONES
(LAST KNOWN ADDRESS) 311 TIFFANY
LOOP, DAVENPORT, FL 33837
(ATTEMPTED ADDRESS) 1657 GREENBAY
CT, DAVENPORT, FL 52804
(CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN)
RACHAEL RODGERS
(LAST KNOWN ADDRESS) 311 TIFFANY
LOOP, DAVENPORT, FL 33837
(ATTEMPTED ADDRESS) 1657 GREENBAY
CT, DAVENPORT, FL 52804
(CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN)
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EVEN JONES
(CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN)
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RACHAEL RODG-
ERS
(CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN).
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Fore-
closure of Mortgage on the following described
property:
LOT 16, ROYAL PALMS PHASE,
I, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 105, PAGES 41 AND 42,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on 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-
ruarv 9. 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 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 2nd day of January. 2007.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Mary Murphy
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Jan. 8,15, 2007-0073


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-
fenses, 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 10TH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
HSBS BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
AS TRUSTEE FOR NOMURA HOME EQUITY
LOAN, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2005-HE1,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
LARRY FAGIN, ET AL,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-2006-CA-4362-WH SEC 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: LARRY FAGIN; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LARRY FAGIN; ROSETTA
SPENCER; AND THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ROSETTA SPENCER
whose residence is unknown if he/she/
they be living; and if he/she/they be dead,
the unknown defendants who may be
spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all
parties claiming an interest by, through,
under or against the Defendants, who are
not known to be dead or alive, and all par-
ties having or claimant to have any right,


title or interest in the property described
in the mortgage being foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the following
property:
LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS
COMMITMENT IS DESCRIBED AS
ALL THAT CERTAIN PROPERTY
SITUATED IN CITY OF BARTOW
IN THE COUNTY OF POLK, AND
STATE OF FL AND BEING DE-
SCRIBED IN A DEED DATED
8/5/1999 AND RECORDED
8/13/1999 IN BOOK 4297
PAGE 1336 AMONG THE LAND
RECORDS OF THE COUNTY AND


STATE SET FORTH ABOVE, AND
REFERENCED AS FOLLOWS:
LOT: 10 BLOCK: B
LOT 10, BLOCK B OF COLLEGE
PARK ESTATES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT OF MAP THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 41,
AT PAGE 12 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 8. 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 4th
day of January, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
Jan. 8, 15, 2007-0082



NOTICE OF MEETING
District Board of Trustees
Polk Community College
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF
POLK COMMUNITY COLLEGE will hold its
monthly Board meeting on Monday, January
22, 2007 at 4 pm at LAC-1207 on the Lakeland
Campus.
Eileen Holden, Secretary
District Board of Trustees
Jan. 15, 2007-0149






NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY
ACTION BY THE
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice is given that the District's Final Agency
Action is approval of the Environmental Re-
source Permit on 13.60 acres to serve as a
school expansion known as Lakeland Christian
School.
The project is located in Polk County,
Section(s) 25, Township 28 South, Range 23
East. The permit applicant is Polk County
School Board whose address is Lakeland
Christian School whose address is 1111 For-
est Park Street, Lakeland.
The permit number is 44010323.007.
The file(s) pertaining to the project referred to
above is available for inspection Monday
through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Southwest Florida
Water Management District (District) 170 Cen-
tury Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830.
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial interests are af-
fected by the District's agency action may peti-
tion for an administrative hearing in accor-
dance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Flor-
ida Statues (F.S.), and Chapter 28-106, Florida
Administrative Code, (F.A.C.), of the Uniform
Rules of Procedure. A request for hearing
must (1) explain how the substantial inter-
ests of each person requesting the hearing
will be affected by the District's action, or
final action; (2) state all material facts dis-
puted by each person requesting the hear-
ing or state that there are no disputed
facts; and (3) otherwise comply with Chap-
ter 28-106, F.A.C. A request for hearing must
be filed with and received by the Agency Clerk
of the District's Brooksville address, 2379
Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34609-6899.
within 21 days of publication of this notice (or
within.14 days for an Environmental Resource
Permit with Proprietary Authorization for the
use of Sovereign Submerged Lands). Failure
to file a request for hearing within this time pe-
riod shall constitute a waiver of any right such
person may have to request a hearing under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S.
Because the administrative hearing process is
designed to formulate final agency action, the
filing of a petition means that the District's final
action may be different from the position taken
by it in this notice of agency action. Persons
whose substantial interests will be affected by
any such final decision of the District on the
application have the right to petition to become
a party to the proceeding, in accordance with
the requirements set forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S. to
settle an administrative dispute regarding the
District's action in this matter is not available
prior to the filling of a request for hearing.
Jan. 15, 2007-0158






IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DOROTHY MAY SHELLER, Deceased.
PROBATE FILE NUMBER

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of DORO-
THY MAY SHELLER, deceased, whose date
of death was on May 27, 2006, File Number
06CP-2822, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Drawer CC-4, Post Office
Box 9000, Bartow, FL 33831. The names 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; on whom a copy of this notice
has been served, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF.A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED


TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE-
CEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
January 15,2007.
Personal Representative
NANCY ROSS
1508 Mariner Drive
Lakeland, FL 33803
Attorney for Personal Representative
STEPHEN C. WATSON, ESQUIRE
Florida Bar No. 130020
GRAY ROBINSON, P.A.
Post Office Box 3
Lakeland, Florida 33802
Telephone: (863) 284-2242
Jan. 15, 22, 2007-0154


January 15, 2007






Public Notices


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BOBBY WILLIAM JOHNSON,
Deceased.
File Number
06CP-3047
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary administration has been entitled in
the estate of BOBBY WILLIAM JOHNSON, de-
ceased, File Number 06CP-3047, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box
9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33801; that
the total cash value of the estate is.$ 500.00Q
The name and address of those to whom it has
been assigned by such Order are:
THELMA FRANCIS JOHNSON
509 Marianna Road
Auburndale, FL 33823
All persons are required to file with the
Court of this court, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE all claims against the
estate in the form and manner prescribed by
Section 733.703 of the Florida Statutes and
Rule 5.490 of The Florida Rules of Probate
Guardianship Procedure.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. "
Date of the first publication of this Notice
January 15, 2007.
ADRIAN GABALDON
Attorney at Law
Post Office Box 1303
Auburndale, Florida 33823
(863) 967-3557
Florida Bar No. 37081
Jan. 15, 22, 2007-0150


IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF
DAUPHIN COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA
CIVIL,ACTION
COMPLAINT IN BREACH OF CONTRACT
GEORGE A. PARMER,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSEPH LUONGO and SHARON LUONDO,
Defendants.
NO. 1133 CV 2006
NOTICE
To: Joseph Luongo and Sharon Luongo
2200 Watkins Road, Haines City, FL
If you wish to defend, you must enter
a written appearance personally or by
attorney and filed your defenses or ob-
jections in writing with the court. You
are warned that is you fail to do so the
case may proceed without you and a
judgment may be entered against you
without further notice of the relief re-
quested by the plaintiff. You may lose
money or property or other rights im-
portant to you.
YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO
YOUR LAWYER AT ONCE. IF YOU DO
NOT HAVE A LAWYER, GO TO OR TELE-
PHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW.
THIS OFFICE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH
INFORMATION ABOUT HIRING A LAW-
YER.
IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO HIRE A
LAWYER, THIS OFFICE MAY BE ABLE TO
PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION
ABOUT AGENCIES THAT MAY OFFER
LEGAL SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE PERSONS
AT A REDUCED FEE OR NO FEE.
LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE OF THE
DAUPHIN COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION,
213 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA
17401.
MATTHEW T. BOYER, Esq., 5300 Derry
Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111 (717)
561-4480.
Jan. 15, 2007-0163



iN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
,COUNTY, FLORIDA
'CIVIL ACTION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
1994 INFINITE, VIN#
JNKNGO1DXRM255780, FLA. REGIS-
TRATION C50 2G1

CASE NO.
53-2006CA-005187-0000-00
Section 11
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
PROCEEDINGS
TO:
Jeff Holmes, Esquire
Post Office Box 34
Bartow, Florida 33831-0034
Attorney for Respondent, JOSHUA M.
MCGILL
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS who
claim an interest in the following prop-
erty:
1994 INFINITI, VIN#
JNKNG01DXRM255780, FLA. REGISTRA-
TION C50 2G1
FREDERICK J. MURPHY, JR., as City Attor-
ney of The City of Winter Haven, Polk
County, Florida, gives notice of forfeiture
proceedings pursuant to. Sections
932.701-707, Florida Statutes (2005), in
regard to the above-described property ("
Captioned Property").
1. Captioned Property was seized in or
near Winter Haven, in Polk County, Florida on
or about October 29, 2006, by The City of Win-
ter Haven Police Department and Captioned
Property is presently in the custody of the City
of Winter Haven Police Department.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide lienholder,
or person in possession of the property at the
time of seizure has the right to request an ad-
versarial preliminary hearing from the Tenth
Judicial Circuit Court to determine whether
probable cause exists to believe that Cap-
tioned Property has been or Is being used in
violation of the Florida Contraband Forfeiture
Act.
3. A Complaint seeking forfeiture of Cap-
tioned Property was filed in the Circuit Court of
the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Polk
County on or about December 19, 2006.
PLEASE GOVERN YOURSELF ACCORD-
INGLY.
FREDERICK J. MURPHY, JR.
Florida Bar No. 0709913
Town Attorney
BOSWELL & DUNLAP LLP
Post Office Drawer 30
Bartow, Florida 33831
(863)533-7117
Jan. 15, 22, 2007-0161



ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE OR
DISPOSITION
Notice of hereby given that Budget Mini Stor-
age intends to sell or otherwise dispose of per-


sonal property described below to enforce a
lien imposed on said property under the Flor-
ida Self Storage Facility Act (Section 83.806).
The owner will sell at public sale on the 1st day
of February, 2007, at 9:30 am at 1925 George
Jenkins Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33815.
Items to be sold or disposed of are household
goods, furniture and misc. boxes unless other
wise stated.
ROGER SWIFT A05
CHEKENA JONES L12
RONEKIA MITCHELL C25
Sale or disposition subject to cancellation in
the event of settlement. Should it be impossi-
ble to dispose or otherwise dispose of these
goods on the specific day, the sale, or disposi-
tion will be held at a later such date.
Jan. 15, 22, 2007-0164


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
MALLARD DEVELOPMENT CORPORA-
TION, A Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff,
VS
ROBERT DANIELS AND DENISE DANIELS
Defendant.
CASE NO:
53-2005-CA-002042-0000-00
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Summary Final Judgment entered in the
above entitled cause of action in the County
Court of Polk County, Florida, I will sell the
property situated in Polk County, Florida de-
scribed as:
Lot 73 Highlands West, according to the
plat or map thereof described in Plat Book
72, Page 29 of the Public Records of Polk
County, Florida Polk County Property ID#
232822-095010-000730.
a/k/a 2665 Mclntosh Drive, Lakeland, Flor-
ida.
and
Lot 4 Highlands West according to the Plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book 72 Page
29 of the Public Records of Polk County,
Florida together with a 1987 Fleetwood
Mobile Home ID #LFLSP1AH207013762
Polk County Parcel Id# 232822-095010-
000730 a/k/a 2529 Mclntosh Drive, Lake-
land, Florida
at a public sale, to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in the Polk County Courthouse, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830 9:00
a.m. on the 241d 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 a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working,
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 711.
RICHARD WEISS
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
BY: /s/ Lori Armiio
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 8, 15, 2007-0072

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:
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 oath 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 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
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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ORA J. WANCIAK,
Deceased.
File No.
07CP-0026
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of ORA J.
WANCIAK, deceased, whose date of death
was December 17, 2006, File Number
07CP-0026, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Clerk of the Circuit
Court, Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
Bartow, Florida 33831-9000. The names
and addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this
notice has been served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION


733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this no-
ticte is January 15 ?007.
Personal Representative:
JOSEPH GEORGE WANCIAK
Attorney for Personal Representative:
GLENN ANDERSON, ESQ.
56 Fourth Street, NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 299-7348
Florida Bar No.: 0093961
Jan. 15, 22, 2007-0155


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
Jason Lawrence,
Petitioner,
-and-
Mellisa Lawrence,
Respondent.
CASE NO.:
07DR-011 1
Division: 80
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSO-
LUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Mellisa Lawrence
Last Known Address: 333 N. Nassau
Ave., Lake Wales, FL 33898.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been
filed against you and that you are required
to serve a copy'of your written defenses,
if any, to it on Jason Lawrence, whose ad-
dress is 231 Ridge Manor Drive, Lake
Wales, FL 33853, on or before February
14, 2007, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court at 255 N. Broadway,
Bartow, FL 33830 before service on Peti-
tioner or immediately thereafter. If you
fail to do so, a default may be
entered against you for the. re-
lief demanded in the Petition.
Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are
available at the Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court's office. You may re-
view these documents upon re-
quests.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of
your current address. (You may
file Notice of Current Address,
Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future
papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record
at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic dis-
closure of documents and infor-
mation. Failure to comply can re-
sult in sanctions, including dis-
missal or, striking of pleadings.
DATED January 7, 2007.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Mary Murphy
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 8, 15,22, 29, 2006-0077


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JEANNE B. HOLLENBECK
Deceased.
File No.:
06CP-2992
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Jeanne
B. Hollenbeck, deceased, whose date of death
was November 18, 2006. is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for POLK County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is P.O. Box
9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831-
9000. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative'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 the first publication of this notice
is December 21, 2006.
Personal Representative:
Janet Cacciatore
1921 E. Leona St.
Pearsall, Texas 78061
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Mark E. Clements, Esquire
Attorney for Janet Cacciatore
Florida Bar Number: 276774
Mark E. Clements, P.A.
310 East Main Street
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Telephone: (863) 687-2287
Dec. 21, 28, 2006-Jan. 8, 15, 2007-4356




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LAURA JEAN DUNN,
Deceased.
File No.
06-CP-2897
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
The administration of the estate of
LAURA JEAN DUNN, deceased, File Number
06CP-2897, 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
33831. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this
notice has been served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AF-
TER THE .TIME OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this no-
tice is January 8. 2007.
Personal Representative:
KATHERINE DENISE HORTON


3897 Partridge Avenue
North Port, Florida 34286
Attorney for Personal Representative:
PET'R J. MUNSON
Florida Bar No. 0148358
MACFARLANE FERGUSON & MCMULLEN
1501 South Florida Avenue
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Telephone: (863) 680-9908
Jan. 8, 15, 2007-0075



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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN R. PHILLIPS,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
07CP-0004
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the intestate estate of
JOHN R. PHILLIPS, deceased, File Number
07CP-0004, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Post Office Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, FL 33831-9000. The names and
addresses of the Personal Representatives
and the Personal Representatives' -attorney,
are"et forth below.
AH interested persons are required to file
with this court, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
FROM DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE: (1) all claims against the
estate and (2) any objection by an interested
person to whom notice is served that chal-
lenges of the will, the qualifications of the per-
sonal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of
the court.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Publication of this Notice has begun on
January 8, 2007.
Personal Representative
JEFFREY G. PHILLIPS
4660 Fox Creek Drive
Mulberry, FL 33860
Son of Decedent
Robert H. Van Hart
Attorney for Personal Representative
1742 East Edgewood Drive
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 802-0207
Florida Bar No. 826243
Jan. 8, 15, 2007-0080



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RICHARD W. GREEN a/k/a RICHARD WIL-
LIAM GREEN,
DECEASED.
FILE.NUMBER
06CP-3086
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)
The administration of the Estate of Richard
W. Green, deceased, File Number 06CP-3086,
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 33831-9000. The estate is testate and
the date of the decedent's will is. August 17,
1988. The names and addresses of the Per-
sonal Representative and the Personal Repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All persons on whom a copy of this Notice is
served must file objections that challenge the
validity of the will, the qualifications of the per-
sonal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of
this Court, by filing a petition or other pleading
requesting relief with this Court, in accordance
with the Florida Probate Rules, WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this
Notice is served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is January 8, 2007.
Personal Representatives:
Betty Jane Green
5102 Walden Drive
Swartz, Michigan 48473
Attorney for Personal Representatives:
Donald H. Wilson, Jr., Esquire
Boswell & Dunlap, LLP
Post Office Drawer 30
Bartow, Florida 33831
(863) 533-7117
Florida Bar No. 222208
Jan. 8, 15, 2007-0078




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR GSAMP TRUST
2006-FM1,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
JAMES GARCIA, ET AL,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
2006-CA-004504 SEC. 8
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: JAMES GARCIA; NAYIBE HERNANDEZ
'whose residence is unknown if he/she/
they be living; and if he/she/they be dead,
the unknown defendants who may be
spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all
parties claiming an interest by, through,
under or against the Defendants, who are
not known to be dead or alive, and all par-
ties having or claimant to have any eight ,
title or interest in the property described
in the mortgage being foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIIIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the following
property:
LOT 71, OF ROYAL RIDGE
PHASE ONE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 103,
PAGE(S) 49, 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 8, ?007 (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, Ithis 'Ith
day of JaLjiarj, 2(007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COlUR1
BY: /sLXochJitLMuno
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
Jan. 8; 15, 2007-0083








l The Polk County Democrat January 15, 2007



Bartow Fire Department

Weekly Summary


Month of December


Type of Call
Medical Calls
Vehicle Crashes
Structure Fire
Brush Fire
Illegal Burning
Alarm Malfunction
Smoke/Odor Investigation
Hazardous Materials Call
Total Emergency Responses

Fire Inspections
Other Non-Emergency
Total Non-Emergency Responses


# of Calls
208
41
4
4
2
6
12
3
280


Week of Jan. 1-7


Type of Call

Medical Calls
Vehicle Crashes
Structure Fire
Vehicle Fire
Snoke/Odor Investigation
Alarm Malfunction
Illegal Burning
Hazardous Materials
Total Emergency Responses

Fire Inspections
Other Non-Emergency
Total Non-Emergency Responses


# of Calls

45
6
1
1
1
1
2
1
58

2
2
4


The pretzel was first made by monks in southern Europe as a
reward for children who learned their prayers. It is shaped to repre-
sent the crossed arms of a child praying.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision of
the State of Florida,
Petitioners,
vs.
DANIEL O. BURKS; ANGELA J. BURKS;
WILL WENZL, REVOCABLE LIVING
TRUST; SHERMAN W. LINTON; JANET M.
LINTON; AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE
SERVICING INC. F/K/A COLUMBIA NA-
TIONAL INCORPORATED; MIDFLORIDA
FCU; POLK COUNTY ASSOCIATION FOR
HANDICAPPED CITIZENS, INC., A FLORIDA
CORPORATION; LARRY HAWES; T.J. AN-
DREWS; LAVERNE ANDREWS; AMSOUTH
BANK, AN INACTIVE BANKING CORPORA-
TION; MARK CHRISTOPHER ANDREWS;
FIRST COMMUNITY CHURCH INC., A COR-
PORATION NOT FOR PROFIT UNDER THE
LAWS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; DUANE
MCQUILLEN CONSTRUCTION, INC.; SHARK
.INVESTMENT CORPORATION, A FLORIDA
CORPORATION. F/K/A HCR, INC. OF LAKE-
LAND; AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH CARE
SERVICES, INC.; HCR, INC. AND LAKE-
LAND, A FLORIDA CORPORATION N/K/A
SHARK INVESTMENT CORPORATION, A
FLORIDA CORPORATION; JOE G. TEDDER,
POLK COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR, MARSHA
M. FAUX, POLK COUNTY PROPERTY AP-
PRAISER, et al.,
Defendants.
Case No.:
53-2007CA-0014-0120
Judge: James A. Yancy
Section: 08
Parcel No.: 120/725,121, 122,151/726,
153/727, 164,174
NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE
AND
NOTICE OF SUIT
Polk County, a political subdivision of the State
of Florida
WILLA WENZL, Revocable Living Trust
Serve: Willa Wenzl
5590 Glen Oaks Point
West Demoines, Iowa 50266
PARCELS 120/725
AMSOUTH BANK
Serve: Dowd C. Ritter, President
1900 5th Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
PARCELS 153/727
To all said defendants who are living,
and if any or all defendants are deceased,
the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, lienors, or other par-
ties claiming by, through, under, or against
any such deceased defendants, if alive,
and, if dead their unknown spouse, heirs,
devisees, legatees, grantees, creditors,
lienors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under, or against any such de-
ceased defendant or defendants, and all
other parties having or claiming to have
any right, title, or interest in and to the
property described in the Petition, to wit:
Parcel Number: 120
Project Name: 540A Phase 2
Tax Folio Number:
222924287500000113
Road Number: 931302
Job Number: 9421E03-1
A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A
PORTION OF A PARCEL DESCRIBED
IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK
5628, PAGE 1074, PUBLIC, RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, LYING IN SECTION 22, TOWN-
SHIP 29 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF SAID SECTION 22;
THENCE SOUTH 89'42'58"
WEST, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE
402.99 FEET; THENCE SOUTH
00'39'00" EAST, 40.00 FEET TO
THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID
PARCEL AND THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING; THENCE SOUTH
00'39'00" EAST, ALONG THE
WEST LINE OF SAID PARCEL,
27.19 FEET; THENCE SOUTH
89'05'03" EAST, 126.04 FEET
TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID PAR-
CEL; THENCE NORTH 00'39'00"
WEST, ALONG SAID EAST LINE
29.83 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE
OF SAID PARCEL; THENCE SOUTH
89'42'58" WEST, ALONG SAID
NORTH LINE 126.00 FEET TO THE


POINT OF BEGINNING.
CONTAINING 3,592 SQUARE
FEET, MORE OR LESS.
Parcel. Number: 725
Project Name: 540A Phase 2
Tax Folio Number:
222924287500000113
Road Number: 931302
Job Number: 9421E03-1
A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A
PORTION OF A PARCEL DESCRIBED
IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK
5628, PAGE 1074, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, LYING IN SECTION 22, TOWN-
SHIP 29 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF SAID SECTION 22;
THENCE SOUTH 89'42'58"
WEST, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE
402.99 FEET; THENCE SOUTH
0039'00" EAST, 40.00 FEET TO
THE WEST LINE OF SAID PARCEL;
THENCE SOUTH 0039'00" EAST,
ALONG THE WEST LINE, 27.19
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89'05'03"
EAST, 70.46 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH
89'05'03" EAST, 26.00 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 00'54'57"
WEST. 17.00 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 89'05'03" WEST, 26.00
FEET; THENCE NORTH 00'54'57"
EAST, 17.00 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING.
CONTAINING 442 SQUARE FEET,
MORE OR LESS.
Parcel Number: 153
Project Name: 540A Phase 2
Tax Folio Number:
232924288000000402
Road Number: 931302
Job Number: 9421E03-1
A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A
PORTION OF A PARCEL DESCRIBED
IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 720,
PAGE 503, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING IN
SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 29
SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING DE-
SCRIED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4
OF SAID SECTION 23; THENCE
NORTH 89'50'17" EAST, ALONG
THE NORTH LINE OF SAID NORTH-
EAST 1/4 A DISTANCE OF 499.00
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00'38'34"
EAST, 40.00 FEET TO THE SOUTH
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR COUNTY
ROAD 540A SHOWN ON FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTA-
TION RIGHT-OF-WAY MAP SEC-
TION NUMBER 1668-151 AND THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
NORTH 89'50'17" EAST, ALONG
SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE
166.33 FEET TO THE EAST LINE
OF SAID PARCEL; THENCE SOUTH
00'38'39" EAST, ALONG SAID
EAST LINE 25.01 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 89'18'13" WEST, 166.37
FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID
PARCEL; THENCE NORTH
00'38'34" WEST, ALONG SAID
WEST LINE 22.52 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
CONTAINING 3,952 SQUARE
FEET, MORE OR LESS.
Parcel Number: 727
Project Name: 540A Phase 2
Tax Folio Number:
232924288000000402
Road Number: 931302
Job Number: 9421E03-1
A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A
PORTION OF A PARCEL DESCRIBED
IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 720,
PAGE 503, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING IN
SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 29
SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING DE-
SCRIED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4
OF SAID SECTION 23; THENCE
NORTH 89'50'17" EAST, ALONG
THE NORTH LINE OF SAID NORTH-
EAST 1/4 A DISTANCE OF 499.00
FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00'38'34"


The Counseling Corner

From the American Counseling Association


How to Help, Not Hinder, Weight Loss


Yes, once again the most com-
:mon New Year's Resolution is to
lose weight. And while trimming
that waistline may seem a solo
job, the truth is that family and
friends can have an enormous
influence on the success or fail-
ure of someone's attempt at
weight loss.
If you're trying to help some-
lone you care about lose weight,
here are some things not to do:
1. Don't be the food police.
2. Don't buy exercise equip-
ment or point out new diets.
3. Don't cite health risks of be-
ing overweight, or seek constant
weight loss updates.
4. Don't try to deprive the per-
son of favorite foods.
5. Don't tell the person weight
loss is easy and just a matter of
willpower.

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Dr. Edwin R. Lamm has
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Medicine at Lakeland Regional
Medical Center.
Dr. Lamm had an active prac-
tice as a general surgeon in
Lakeland from 1975 to 2001.
He is a former LRMC medical
staff president and former presi-
dent of the Central Florida Phy-
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West Central Florida Area
Agency for Aging.
For more information on the
center, call 284-1700.


Such actions send destructive
messages that reinforce the per-
son's negative feelings that
something is wrong with them
unless they lose weight. The re-
sult can be additional eating as a
way to temporarily overcome
those negative feelings.
Instead, try practicing posi-
tive behaviors that can help the
weight loss effort:
1. Encourage the person try-
ing to lose weight to express feel-
ings, especially negative ones
that may be triggering eating.
2. Offer ongoing encourage-
ment, not about weight loss, but
about the person in general.
Give sincere, honest, positive
messages. Negative feelings that
trigger eating are often tied to
low self-esteem and being un-
happy with one's appearance


and life. Find areas of the per-
son's actions, personality and ap-
pearance where you can offer
positive support.
3. Help the person refocus on
what may be the real problem.
Weight gain is often a reaction
issues like relationship prob-
lems, bad work situatioAs', a
family loss or other major con-
cerns. Remind the person that
we all eat when stressed because
food does make us feel temporar-
ily better. Helping identify stress
sources can minimize that need
to feel better with food.
4. Be a positive model. That
doesn't mean you have to diet,
but rather that you set an exam-
ple, without lecturing, by mak-
ing healthy, sensible food
choices. Similarly, start or con-
tinue exercising and invite the


person you wish to help to join
you. Make it a positive experi-
ence.
Losing weight is never easy,
.especially when there are prob-
lems and stresses that helped
trigger the weight gain. But be-
ing someone who truly under-
stands the problem and is will-
ing to listen and help, rather
than lecture about weight, can
go a long way in helping promote
weight loss.

"The Counseling Corner" is
provided as a public service by
the American Counseling Asso-
ciation, the nation's largest or-
ganization of counseling profes-.
sionals. To learn more about the
counseling profession, visit the
ACA web site found at www.
counseling.org.


Health Department Offers Radon Tips


Polk County Health Depart-
ment (PCID) is recognizing
January as Radon Awareness
Month.
This observance aims to edu-
cate the community about the
dangers of exposure to high lev-
els of indoor radon.
"Polk County Health Depart-
ment Environmental Engineer-
ing-Radon Program Office is en-
couraging residents to protect
themselves and their families by
testing their homes for indoor ra-
don," Wesley Nall, health physi-
cist, said.
Radon is a naturally occur-
ring, odorless gas that comes


from the soil. It moves up
through the ground and into a
home through cracks and other
openings in the foundation. Any
home, new or old may have a ra-
don problem.
To prevent dangerous radon
exposure, the Polk County
Health Department recommends
the following:
All homeowners test for ra-
don.
Test kits are available at sev-
eral retail outlets and through
businesses certified by the De-
partment of Health (DOH). This
month, in Polk County, test kits
are available through the Polk


County Health Department for
$5 (normally $15) and can be ob-
tained at 225 Ave. D, N.W., in
Winter Haven.
DOH-certified radon con-
tractors can also be hired to test
homes.
New homes should include
radon-resistant features which
can be installed by the builder -
these features are especially im-
portant in areas reporting ele-
vated radon levels.
For more information on ra-
don, its health effects and test-
ing procedures call the DOH Ra-
don Hotline at 1-800-543-8279,
or visit www.doh.state.fl.us.


Hutcherson

Named Nursing

Director

Polk Community College has
named Dr. Annette Hutcherson
as nursing program director.
She has taught nursing for
more than 29 years, 17 of those
years at PCC.
Dr. Hutcherson came to PCC
in 1989 after moving to the area
from Mississippi.
She received her bachelor of
science degree and master's de-
gree in nursing from the Univer-
sity of Mississippi, and her doc-
torate from the University of
Southern Mississippi.
Before coming to PCC, she
taught at community colleges on
the Mississippi gulf coast.
"I like the community col-
leges, because of their smallness
and family atmosphere," she
said.


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EAST, 40.00 FEET TO THE SOUTH
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR COUNTY
ROAD 540A SHOWN ON FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTA-
TION RIGHT-OF-WAY MAP SEC-
TION NUMBER 1668-151; THENCE
SOUTH 00'38'34" EAST ALONG
THE WEST LINE OF SAID PARCEL,
22.52 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING; THENCE SOUTH
01038'34" EAST ALONG SAID
WEST LINE, 3.00 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 89'18'03" EAST. 18.18
FEET; THENCE NORTH 00'41'57"
EAST, 3.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH
89'18'03" WEST, 18.25 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING..
CONTAINING 55 SQUARE .FEET,
MORE OR LESS.
You are each notified that the Peti-
tioner filed its sworn Petition and its
Declaration of Taking in this Court
against you as defendants, seeking to
condemn by eminent domain proceed-
ings the above described property lo-
cated in the State of Florida, County of
Polk.
You are further notified that the Peti-
tioner will apply to the Honorable
James A. Yancey, one of the Judges
of this Court, for an Order of Taking in this
cause. This cause will be heard by Judge
Yancey for purposes of Case Management
on the 20th day of February,
2007 at 9:00 A.M. at the Polk
County Courthouse, 6th Floor,
Courtroom 6D-1, East Tower,
Blue Elevator, Bartow, Florida at
which time an Order of Taking may be en-
tered should all parties be in agreement.
Should a hearing be requested and re-
quired, this cause shall be set for Hearing
on the 6th day of March A.D.,
2007 at 9:00 A.M. at the Polk
County Courthouse, 6th Floor,
Courtroom 6D-1, East Tower,
Blue Elevator Bartow, Florida, or
at such other time set by the Court at the
Case Management Conference.
AND
Each defendant is hereby required to
serve written defenses, if any, and request
a hearing, if desired, to said Petition on:
POLK COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Linda L. McKinley, Deputy County At-
torney
Post Office Box 9005, Drawer AT01
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-6437
Florida Bar No.: 325521
on or before the 15th day of February, A.D.,
2007, and file the originals with the Clerk of
this Court on that date, to show cause what
right, title, interest, or lien you or any of you
have in and to the property described in the
Petition and to show cause, If any you have,
wlhy the property should not be condemned for
the uses and purposes set forth in the Petition.
If you fail to answer, a default may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the Peti-
tion, If you fail to request a hearing on the Peti-
tion for Order of Taking you shall waive any
right to object to said Order of Taking.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, If you
are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation In
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court Ad-
ministrator, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this Notice to
Show Cause and Notice of Suit; if
you are hearing or voice Im-
paired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Service 800-
955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL of said
Court on the 1tthQ day of January, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Mary Ann Ray
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 15, 22, 2007-0153


For the most news in your area
read the Democrat or Leader.


A second treatment room
opened this week at the Univer-
sity of Florida Proton Therapy
Institute, effectively doubling pa-
tient volume and adding brain
and head and neck cancers to
the types of diseases being
treated.
Since opening in August 2006,
more than 40 patients, primarily
prostate cancer patients, have
received proton therapy at the
cancer treatment facility the
only one of its kind in the South-
east and one of only five in the
country.
The addition, of the second
room also will enable practitio-
ners to treat an increasing num-
ber of pediatric patients.
"The commissioning of each
treatment room expands our
ability to add patients and the
kinds of cancers that we are able
to treat," said Stuart Klein, ex-
ecutive director of the UF Proton
Therapy Institute. "We look for-
ward to continue increasing ac-
cess to this innovative cancer
treatment with. the opening of
the final two treatment rooms by
the end of this year."
Proton therapy is a precise ra-
diation treatment that destroys
cancer cells and minimizes dam-
age to healthy tissue. This re-


sults in higher cure rates, a low
incidence of side effects and
fewer long-term effects, espe-
cially for treating children and
cancers located in sensitive ar-
eas like the brain, head and
neck, lung, breast and prostate.
More than 40,000 people
worldwide have received proton
therapy in the past 50 years. Re-
cent innovations in equipment
and technology have made this
treatment more accessible.
The University of Florida Pro-
ton Therapy Institute is a non-
profit 501(c)3 organization affili-
ated with the UF College of
Medicine and the UF Shands
Cancer Center,.national leaders
in cancer treatment and re-
search. Florida Proton is dedi-
cated to delivering state-of-the-
art cancer treatment and strives
to set new standards for treating
and curing the disease.
The cancer treatment facility
houses both conventional radia-
tion and proton therapy, and
when it is at capacity will deliver
proton therapy to 150 to 200 pa-
tients a day.
For more information about
Florida Proton, visit www.flori-
daproton.org, or call toll-free
877-686-6009.


All Children's Named

Top Children's Hospital


A national parenting publica-
tion has once again named All
Children's Hospital as one of the
top 25 children's hospitals in the
United States and the best in
Florida.
Child Magazine announced
the results of its fourth exclusive
survey to identify the top chil-
dren's hospitals in the country.
The results of the comprehen-
sive survey appear in the Febru-
ary 2007 issue of the magazine.
the survey was based on strict
criteria and data compiled dur-
ing the magazine's extensive
nine-month investigation.
Throughout the four-survey
history of Child magazine rank-
ings, All Children's is the only
Florida hospital and one of only


nine nationally to be acknowl-
edged among the top 25 in every
survey.
"The Child Magazine survey
is unlike many others which only
reflect the popularity or notori-
ety of an institution," noted Gary
Carnes, president and CEO, All
Children's Health System. "This
survey is a substantive compari-
son of services and quality meas-
ures.
"To be considered the top pe-
diatric provider in the state of
Florida is a great honor, due
largely to the daily efforts of our
skilled and dedicated staff as
well as the guidance of our
boards and support of a generous
community."


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Public Notices


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SERVICE'`
ACCEPTING" STUDENTS 'ful Piano,
$15.00 1/2 hour. Beginner or advanced.
533-1640 or cell 941-223-4602.

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Real Estate

NC MOUNTAIN VIEW LOTS Top Views start at $50,000.
Amenities include Club, Pool, Equestrian Facilities, Hiking
Trails and Ili-Speed Inlcrnet. One half to 3,5 acre sites.
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MC'S GUNSMITHING wants to buy
used, damaged, or other unwanted fire-
arms for parts. (863) 285-9234.
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.
RIVERSIDE BANK
Riverside Bank is looking for an extraor-
dinary addition to our team Lake Wales
Teller. Competitive salary, incredible in-
centives and complete benefits pack-
ages are only one reason to join our fam-
ily. Interested? Fax your resume to 863-
824-2297 or visit us online at HYPER-
LINK"http://www.riversidenb.com"www.ri
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LOST
GIRLS BIKE w/basket at FMHS near caf-
eteria. 285-8625.,

WANTED
TO BUY
USED FISHING Reels working or not.
533-9548.


NO STATE INCOME TAXI Low property taxes, Four Sea-
sons, Southern Hospitality, Tennessee Lakefronts starting
under $100,000 Views Properties from $25,000 Lakeside
Really (888)291-5253 wvnw lakesidereallv-tn corn (1248).

BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA. WINTER SEASON IS
HERE! MUST SEE BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL WESTERN
NC MOUNTAINS Homes. Cabins. Acreage & INVEST-
MENTS. Cherokee Moutntain Realty GMAC Real Estate.
cherokeemouuntairceahiv:,nom Call for treebrochure (800L)41-
5868. .

NC Gated Lakefront Community. Pleasantly mild climate
1.5 acres 90 miles of shoreline. Neveroffered before with 20%
pre-development discounts. 90% financing. Call (800)709-
5253.

Lake Access Baigain 1+ Acres. $34,900 with FREE Boat
Slips! RARE opportunity to own land on spectacular 160,000
acre recreational lake! Mature oak & hickory. park- like set-
ting with lake access. Paved rd. underground utilities. Excel-
lent financing. Prime waterfronts available. Call now
(800)704-3154, X 916.

NC MOUNTAINS Log Cabin shell on mountain top, view.
trees, waterfall &'large public lake nearby, paved private
access, gated coinmunity, $139,500 owner (866)789-8535.

WATERFRONT BARGAINS! 1 TO 7 acre waterfronts in
Alabama from $49,900- Boat to Gulf of Mexico! Beautifully
wooded, panoramic water views, trophy fishing/ hunting.
Next to state parks. Couoity road frontage, utilities, county
water. Excellent financing. Must see. Call now (800)564-
5092 X 527.

Coastal Georgia- New, Pre- Construction GolfCommunity.
Large lots & condos w/ deepwater, marsh, golf, nature views.
Gated. Golf, Fitness Center, Tennis, Trails, Docks. $70k's-
S300k. (877)266-7376 www cooperspoint coin

South Central Florida. Owner Says Sell!! 5 Acres-.$99,000.
50% Below Recent Certified Appraisal. Unbelievable oppor-
tunity to own 5 acres of meadows & woods in excellent
location. 50% OFF recent appraisal! Great financifig. Call
now (866)352-2249, x 1197.

WYOMING RANCH DISPERSAL 35 acres $59,900: 75
acres $108,900; Snow-capped mountain views. Surrounded
by gov't lamd. Abundantwildlife. Recreational paradise. Low
taxes. EZ termnns. Call Utah Ranches, LLC. (888)541-5263.

MOUNTAIN FARM in Western NC 46.16 acres pasture,
hills, long-range views in high elevation near Great Smokies.
S699,000. valleytow\nrealty@verizon.nect see web pictures
lttp://vallcytownrealty corn (800)632-2212.

LARGE POND, INCREDIBLE MTN VIEWS, 1200' OF
MTN STREAM, 17.AC $239,900. Possibly the greatest mtti
views anywhere Build overlooking your very own private
pond. All usable, easy access. Only I with pond. Call owner
directly now (877)777-4837.

SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE DIRECTLY ADJOINING
700,000 ACRE NATIONAL FOREST, 16+ AC $159,900.
Unlimited hunting, hiking, camping and trophy trout fishing
allin yourback'yard. NewRelease! Hurry,oly one! (877)77 7-
4837. .

270* UNOBSTRUCTED, 40 MILE MTN VIEWS,,STATE
ROAD FRONTAGE 8 AC $129,900. Build your dream cabin
with direct 40 miles mtai views all around you. Private own-
ership to direct National Forest access & stocked trout stream.
Ready to build. Call now (877)777-4837.

Steel Buildings

BUILDING SALE..,Jan/Feb delivery or deposit holds till
Spring. 25'x40'x12' $4800. 40'x60'x16' $12,800. Front end
optional. Rear end included. Many others. Pioneer. (800)668-
5422 or wwwvpioneersteel coin


(Week of January 15, 2007]


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 bedroom, 1,035 sq. ft. $750 per month plus deposit.
Pool and community room on property.
534-3034


APARTMENT
FOR RENT


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

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.
WANTED: Renter in need.of one bed-
room apartment on Bartow's west side.
New AC. $395 monthly, $500 deposit.'
Call 863-299-8070.

ACREAGE
6.25 ACRE-SPLIT Property. Lake Wales.
Beautiful Pines good for hunting. $8,000
per acre. Zoned ARR. Call 533-5280.

ACREAGE
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.


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


DUPLEX,
FOR RENT


505 N. SEARCY 2 bedroom/1 bath
$550 monthly, $500 security deposit. 1
year lease. Dishwasher, washer dryer
hook-ups. Central H/A. 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.
EFFICIENCY ROOM furnished, attrac-
tive, quiet, private room, refrigerator, car-
pet, private tile shower bath, A/C, cable,
utilities furnished, $500, Lightsey area.
533-6459.
LARGE 1 bedroom, AC, stove, refrigera-
tor. Good location. No pets. References.
Suitablefor adults. 533-4088.
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.



HOUSE
FOR RENT
1 BEDROOM cottage, air conditioner,
unfurnished. $400 security plus utilities.
$100 per week. 533-3237.

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, CHA, laundry room,
large walk-in closet. No pets. $775
monthly plus deposit 863-533-6008 be-
tween 5:00-8:00 p.m.
3 BEDROOM, 1 full bath, 2- 1/2 baths,
close to downtown, near schools, $800
per month, 1 st., last $800 security. 537-
1681.
3 BEDROOM, 1 full bath, 2- 1/2
baths,CHA, close to downtown, near
schools, $900 per month, 1 st., last $900
security. 537-1681.
3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, CHA, 2 car ga-
rage, kitchen appliances, huge fenced
back yard. Highlands area. No pets.
Rent $1,000; Security $1,000. 1 year
lease. Credit check required.. 863-533-
2003.
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.
BARTOW, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, CHA,
near 3 schools. $1,050 per month,
$1,575' deposit. References. No pets.
863-644-6451.
CHURCH STREET Historic District.. 3
bedroom, 2 bath home, all appliances,
fire place $1350 month plus deposit.
863-519-9145, leave message.
FORT MEADE-2 bedroom, 1 bath, CHA,
$695.00 first, last and security. Call 594-
1217.
RECENTLY REMODELED three bed-
room, two bath home. New tile through-
out. In Bartow. $1,000 rent, $1,000 se-
curity. Call for details, (863)581-0416.
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, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, large fam-
ily room/fireplace, formal dining room,
new kitchen, including mother-in-law
apartment. Consider all offers $189;900.
Payments $723.00 per month. Owner
will pay 3 months mortgage pay-
ments. 954-709-8868.

BARTOW, 530 Lucile Street. 3 bedroom,
1 bath, central heat/air, separate utility
room, eat-in kitchen, dining room, living
room, ceiling fans, single car caiport,
fenced yard, covered patio, large shed!
new carpet $135,000. Call Owner
(863)644-0756.
CHARMING 3 bedroom, 2 bath home,
situated on a beautiful corner lot in Bar-
tow. 1573 sq-foot living area. Priced at
$164,900. Motivated sellers. Bring ai: oi-
fers. Contact Sean Paul, Realtor with Ex
it Realty the Heart of Florida 863-412-
5305.

FORT MEADE. Price reduced drastically
Centrally located. Cute as can be. 3 bed-
room, 1 bath on oversized lot. Move in
condition with several upgrades. Re/Max
Paramount Properties. Call Carol C.
Laoudis at 863-528-2977.
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


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)519-59163 o.

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


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
BABY CRIB & mattress and 2 car seats,
$150. 559-5483.
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.
SEVERAL PIGS for sale. Mother, 6 small
pigs. 533-8787. 8:00-5:00.
WAVE RUNNERS. 2002 Yamaha. 2002
Honda. Double trailer, life jackets includ-
ed, $10,000. 860-0238.


PRODUCE
FOR SALE
KAE J Hydro-Farms 1081 CR 640 East
of Homeland. Fresh strawberries and
Produce u pick no bending, no kneeling.
863-519-9677.


VEHICLE
FOR SALE
1997 CHEVY S-10, extended cab; 4.3
V6, automatic, air, .matching topper.
$4500 OBO. 533-9548.

94 CHEVY 1500 extended cab, every-
thing works great. $5,500, OBO. 97
Chrysler Sebring convertible. Excellent
Condition, $6,500 OBO. 537-3018 leave
message.


1999 DODGE Durango SLT,
4x4. Good condition. $4,500.
698-0135 or 537-2770.





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 Summerlin
Street. Come help yourself..


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The Polk County Democrat


January 15, 2007


FSC Faculty Pursue Academic Projects


PEACE RIVER YOUTH SOCCER team com-
peted in the Judge's Cup, held Dec. 9-10. With an
undefeated season record, they faced the toughest
teams in the county. The Stingers went unde-
feated in the tournament, winning both Saturday
games to advance to Sunday. They won their first
game on Sunday to advance to the championship
game against Lake Wales. The Stingers,scored
the only goals of the game to become the Under-
14 Judge's Cup champions. Team members are


(from left): front Russ Holcomb, Allen Rivas,
Adolfo Macias, David Zamarripa, Austin Hurst;
middle Donnie Macias, Alex Rakestraw,
Hunter Conley, Cesar Guzman, Bryce Walker,
Daniel Loera; back Coach Stuart Rakestraw,
Robert Trejo, Christian Ramos, Erick Cornejo,
Victor Romero, Coach Domingo Zamarripa; not
pictured Jose Donjuan, and Job Saucedo. -
(Photo provided)


Bach Fest For Bartow High Hosts FCAT

Children In Parent Night Jan. 23


February
Danielle Lamar, of Bach Fes-
tival of Central Florida, will pre-
sent Bach Encounter for Chil-
dren at Explorations V Chil-
dren's Museum on Saturday,
Feb. 3, from 10 until 11 a.m.
The session will introduce
children to Johann Sebastian
Bach through music and story-
telling.
The program is included with
museum admission, which is $5
per person.
Children younger than 2 and
museum members are admitted
free. Senior citizens, 65 and
older, are admitted for $2.50.
The museum is located at 109
North Kentucky Avenue in
downtown Lakeland. Additional
information may be obtained by
.calling the museum at 687-3869
or via e-mail to info@explora-
tionsv.com.


PCC Foundation
To Offer More
Scholarships
Polk Community College
Foundation exceeded its goal to
raise monies to fund the First
Generation Scholarship, which is
designed for students who are
the first in their families to at-
tend college.
The state's goal was $106,348
and PCC donors gave more than-
$113,000.
The 2006 Florida legislature
passed the First Generation
Matching Grant program, which
had a December deadline. PCC
Foundation took advantage of
the State of Florida's one-to-one
matching fund, producing
$212,696.
These contributions and
matching dollars will result in
some 50 students being provided
PCC First Generation Scholar-
ships.
Tracy Porter, associate vice
president of development and ex-
ecutive.director of the PCC
Foundation, said she was ex-
tremely pleased. "I want to
thank everyone who helped us
reach this goal. This was a real
team effort from the Foundation
Board, district board of trustees,
and various donors, including
corporate, individuals and PCC's
faculty atd t:If(' she said.
,"Their dedication shined
bright and will help transform
lives of individuals whose par-
ents have not earned a bache-
lor's degree.
"I look forward to all that we
will continue to accomplish to-
gether in 2007 and beyond," Por-
ter added. "I feel honored' to
work in this community and ap-
preciate everyone's commitment
to education that exceeds expec-
tations!"
PCC Foundation, Inc. finan-
cially supports PCC's educa-
tional mission in many ways in-
cluding establishing scholarships
and purchasing equipment.
Last year, PCC Foundation
administered over 600 endowed
and private scholarships that
help students in financial need.


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Bartow High School will host
an evening dedicated to helping
parents of ninth and 10th grade
students understand the upcom-
ing spring FCAT test on Jan. 23.
The, evening will be called,
"Families Care About Testing,"
or F.C.A.T.
Presentations will be made by
administrators and staff regard-
ing what the school needs to do
to improve its school grade and
how the FCAT test is involved.
Also, parents will learn about
programs Barow High School is
using to help improve reading
skills, including the Compass
Lab and the READ180 program.



Teachers will discuss the spe-
cific aspects and include sample
questions for the FCAT Writing
+, FCAT Reading, FCAT Mathe-
matics, FCAT Science tests.
Finally, parents will be given
specific suggestions as to what
they can do at home to help their
child succeed on the FCAT test,
including Internet practice ques-
tions and a free test-taking CD
available for home use.
The meeting will begin at 7
p.m. in the BHS auditorium.
For more information, call Su-
san DeNeve at Bartow High
School, 534-7400.


FACE Receives Grant

To Provide Education


Florida Autism Center of Ex-
cellence, Inc., a non-profit corpo-
ration dedicated to the education
of children and young adults
with autism, has been awarded a
$700,000 grant from the Florida
Department of Education to plan
and develop an' autism education
center of excellence near Tampa.
Florida Autism Center of Ex-
cellence (FACE) will apply for a
charter and request authoriza-
tion to serve students in Hills-
borough, Pasco, Pinellas, Sara-
sota, Manatee and Polk counties.
The center is scheduled to
open in August of 2007 and will
serve students ages 3 to 22.
The need is great in Florida,
where the most recent U.S. De-
partment of Education figures
available ranked the state sixth
in the nation in 2005 with 7,918
cases of autism in children ages
six through 21.
It is estimated that autism af-
fects one in 166 children born to-
day. Nationwide, the number of
children diagnosed with autism
continues to increase at a rate of
more than 20 'percent a year, ac-
cording to the U.S. Department
of Health.
FACE plans to engage Educa-
tionral Services of America, (ESA)
the nation's leading provider of
special and alternative educa-
tional programs for children, to
manage the program. ESA is
based in, Nashville, Tenn., and
manages more than 100 schools
and programs in 16, states to
serve children with physical,
emotional and developmental
disabilities, including autism.
ESA operates 38 schools and
programs in Florida, including
nine programs specifically for
students with autism.
"The Florida Center of Autism
Excellence will provide a com-
prehensive program to address
the unmet needs of students
with autism spectrum disor-
ders," Mark Claypool, president
and chief executive officer of
ESA, said. "We believe that chil-


,dren and young adults with
autism can advance in their aca-
demic and interpersonal skills if
they are given the right type of
instruction, encouragement and
tools to learn in a safe and
healthy academic environment.
"Unfortunately, current public
education and social program-
ming for'students with autism is
severely limited by a lack of re-
sources and expertise, and many
students simply do not receive
the individualized programming
that will help them progress
from elementary school through
high school and transition to
post-secondary education," Clay-
pool said. "That's exactly what
FACE will provide students in
these six counties."
FACE will offer three specific
programs:
Spectrum is a nationally
recognized program serving stu-
dents ages three to 22 with mod-
erate to severe autism. Spectrum
offers an individualized, lan-
guage-focused, outcomes-based
approach in a highly structured
environment to help students
transfer their newly acquired
skills to everyday life.
College Living Prep serves
middle and senior high school
students with Asperger's syn-
drome, an autism spectrum dis-
order, and non-verbal learning
disabilities and offers academic,
social development, recreational
therapy and independent living
skills programs.
College Living Experience is
a comprehensive program that
provides structured and highly
individualized assistance with
academic, independent living
and social skills to assist stu-
dents with special needs who at-
tend'college or vocational school.
People interested in learning
more about the Florida Autism
Center of Excellence may Contact
ESA at 605-332-4900 or visit
www.esa-education.com.


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Florida Southern College fac-
ulty members pursue extracurric-
ular academic activities year-
round, giving presentations, pub-
lishing articles, and attending
conferences.
FSC mathematics and comput-
er science faculty giving presenta-
tions at the 31st annual meeting
of the Suncoast Region of the
Mathematical Association of
America, held in Brandon on Dec.
1 were: Dr. Shawn Hedman,
"Matching Games;" Drs. Kenneth
Henderson, Jr., Dan Jelsovsky,
and Susan Serrano, "Active
Learning and College Algebra;"
Dr. David Rose, "Coining a
Sample;" and Gwendolyn Walton,
"Application of Markov Chain
Usage Models to. Describe Long-
Run Behavior of Stochastic
Systems."
Dr. Alexander Bruce, associate
professor of English, presented
"In the Eye of the Storm; Legends
of Katrina" at the meeting of the
International Society for
Contemporary Legend Research,
held in Copenhagen, Denmark.
He also read "Echoes of the
Epic in 'Andreas' at the, annual
meeting of The South Atlantic
Modern Language Association
and "The 'Disney Generation'
Goes to College: Gauging the
Influence of Disney's 'Princess'
Films on College Students" at the
annual meeting of The Popular
Culture Association in the South
and the American Culture
Association in the South.
Dr. Catherine Eskin, associate
professor of English, presented "
'Then Susanna cryed out with a
loude voyce': Robert Greene's
Susanna and the Eloquence of
Silence," at the Sixteenth-
Century Studies Conference held
in Salt Lake City on Oct. 27-29.
She also presented papers at


Winners of the sixth annual
Martin Luther. King Jr. Essay
contest were honored at a break-
fast..
' The contest is sponsored by the
Community Relations Advisory
Council of the Polk County
Commissioners. The breakfast
was held at the Bartow Civic
Center.
"The American Dream
Freedom, Democracy, and
Opportunity for All: Make it a
Day On, Not a Day Off!" was the
theme.
First place winners earned a
$1,000 savings bond while second
and third place winners earned
savings bonds of $500 and $200
respectively.
More than 600 students sub-
mitted essays judged by Polk
Community College faculty mem-
bers. Judges evaluated essays
based on content, organization,
subject development, word choice,
sentence structure, grammar,
creativity, originality and other
criteria.
Winners were:
Elementary Schools


New Rochelle School of the Arts:
"Hanukah, Festival of Lights,"
and Temple Emanuel in
Lakeland: "Blame it on Cain:
Modern Economic Insecurity and
the Representation of Jews in
Shakespeare's 'Merchant of
Venice' and "Indulge Me," which
was published in The Menorah
4.5 (December 2006).
Mary Flekke and Randall M.
MacDonald, librarians, published
"Cypress Gardens," a history of
Florida's first theme park.
Dr. Carmen Valdez Gauthier,
associate professor of chemistry,
presented a paper at the
International Meeting of the
International Center for First-
Year Undergraduate Chemistry
Education-Proyecto Integral,' de
Educaci6n Quimica (ICUC-PIEQ
XV) of Chemical Education for a
Sustainable Development.
She served as a plenary speak-
er and chairman of the scientific
Committee on the preparation of
chemistry professors within the'
United Nations Decade of
Education for Sustainable
Development framework.
Gauthier was also elected to the
board of the ICUC.
On Nov. 2 Gautier attended
the Chemical Lecture Series in
Lima, .Peru, and presented
"Electronic and Chemical
Structures of Supramolecular
Structures/Gold Interfaces Using
Photoelectron Spectroscopy.
Dr. Mary Pharr, professor of
English, attended the "Going
Global: Environmental History"
seminar at the National
Humanities Center for three
weeks in June. She also wrote a
review of a new book on Stephen
King and began work on a chap-
ter in an anthology on science-fic-
tion TV series. As well, she gave
the plenary address, "Purely


First place Wesley White,
Alturas Elementary
Second place Jaquan
Frazier, Caldwell, Elementary
(Auburndale)
Third place Randy Lopez,
Caldwell Elementary
Middle Schools
First place Ben Hardin
III, Lakeland Highlands Middle
School (Lakeland)
Second place Taylor
GrifTin, Blake Academy
(Lakeland)
-* Third place Sadie
Dimotta, Blake Academy
High Schools
First place Priyanka
Surio, Bartow International
Baccalaureate
Second place Rachel
Bouchillon, Bartow International
Baccalaureate
Third place Rebecca
Barry, Bartow International
Baccalaureate

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Theoretical: Postmodernism and
Contemporary Film," at the FSC
Fall Faculty Forum in August.
Dr. Christopher H. Ramey,
assistant professor of psychology,
published two articles, "First-
day Impressions of an
Introductory Psychology Course:
It's All in Your Hands (along with
whipped cream)," in the Journal
of Cognitive Affective Learning
(3, 10-12); and "Taking Politics
out of Morality," in PsycCritiques-
APA Contemporary Psychology
Review of Books (51, Article 10).
Dr. Claudia Slate, professor of
English, published "Florida
Room: Battle for St. Augustine
1964: Public Record and Personal
Recollection" in Florida Historical
Quarterly and "Teaching Slavery
in Florida Through Florida
Plantation Museums" in FCEA
Florida Studies Proceedings
(Cambridge Scholars Press,
2006).
She also chaired "The Legacy
of Slavery and Sisterhood: The
Life and Work of Harriet Jacobs"
at a conference at Pace
University, New York City.
Dr. John L. Stancil, associate
professor of accounting, was
selected as chairman of the
accounting track for the 2007
annual meeting of the Southeast
Chapter of the Institute for
Operations Research arid the
Management Sciences. Stancil
was also rated as a top expert for
November on the website,' allex-
perts.com.
Dr. Timothy R. Toops, associ-
ate professor of education, was
selected to serve on the board of
The International Society of
Educational Planning, (ISEP).
Toops was also named to the
review board of the ISEP journal,
Educational Planning.


Students Enter Writing 'Race' Around Florida


Thousands of Florida 3rd, 4th,
and 5th graders are participating
in a virtual race around the great
state of Florida.
Melissa Forney, a Florida
based author, has sponsored a
contest for Florida children in an
effort to help them become better
writers. Her contest, "Melissa
Forney's Race Around Florida," is
open to all 1,200 teachers who
received her fall two-day training
and the 28,000 elementary stu-
dents they teach.
Race participants include both
public and private school chil-
dren.
The virtual race, which began
last fall, starts in Daytona Beach
with the first of 18 "writing
clues" and winds its way all
around the perimeter of the map
of Florida, making stops along the
way through cities, towns, the
Everglades, and even the tiny
crossroads of Two Egg.


Each of the clues incorporate
Florida history, foods, animals,
sea life, and flora in an effort to
acquaint Florida children with
amazing and interesting facts
about their state.
The humorous clues, based on
actual locations and local cus-
toms, lead students through a
series of 18 writing assignments
designed to prepare them for the
state writing assessment, Florida
Writes and FCAT Writes +.
One of the "writing clues" asks
children to write an imaginary
story about swimming with dol-
phins. Students are encouraged
to research books, personal
accounts, videos, and information
on the Internet to inform their
writing with vivid, creative,.
details.
The contest is not based on
merit but on completing the 18
writing assignments. Every child
who is eligible to win may send in


an official entry form signed by'
his teacher and his school princi-
pal.
Melissa Forney, author of the
award-winning, Florida-based
chapter book, "Oonawassee
Summer," and a number of writ-
ing books for elementary teachers
and students, is providing cash
prizes for the contest winners,
which will be selected in a ran-
dom drawing from the many
entries on Feb. 8. First prize is
$500, second is $300, and third is
$100, both for the winning stu-
dent and for his teacher.
Melissa Forney, who presents
teacher training both nationally
arid internationally, is based in
DeLand. She her husband, Dr.
Rick Forney, will travel to the
three schools to present the cash
prizes personally to the winners
of her "Melissa Forney's Race
Around Florida" contest.

***
All life is an experiment. The
more experiments you make the
better.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Expressing Ourselves Helps Us Govern Ourselves


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How do you express yourself?


Do you write
letters?


Do you send
e-mail messages?


Do you make
up song lyrics?


Might you write
a book someday?


Do you give
speeches?


Have you thought about what it would be like if you were not allowed
to do these things?


The Five Freedoms


Some people
say the First
Amendment
to the
Constitution
is the most
important one.
The five
freedoms
listed in the


S First Amendment religion, speech,
press, assembly and petition allow
. us to express ourselves. Through each
one, we are able to participate in self-
government. Our government depends
upon these individual freedoms.
This is the second in a monthly i-
series about the Bill of Rights. The
Mini Page thanks the staff of the
National Archives and Lee Ann
Potter, director of education and volunteer
programs, for their help with this issue.


The First Amendment says:
"Congress shall make no law
S respecting an establishment of
religion, or prohibiting the free
exercise thereof; or abridging
the freedom of speech, or of the
press; or the right of the people
peaceably to assemble, and to
petition the government for a
redress of grievances."


Notice that the
First Amendment
does not tell us what
we can do, but
rather what
Congress cannot do.


First Amendment words to know:


*' Congress: the U.S. law-making
group made up of members of the
Senate and the House of
Representatives.
respecting an establishment of
religion: about the setting up of a
certain religion. (Many countries
have an official religion supported
by the government.)


abridging: cutting off or
reducing.
9 to petition: to make a written
request.
o redress of grievances: a
correction of something that someone
or some people think is unfair.
Site to see: www.archives.gov


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Bill of Rights Timeline, Part I


ilof Righs Our Bill of Rights came about
Because people fought for hundreds of
years for these freedoms. Many of these
Tst n t rights had their beginnings in England.
Here's a timeline of events that inspired
our Bill of Rights. Keep in mind that
there are many people in some
countries who don't have these rights today.


Magna Carta, 1215
King John of England agreed that
citizens should abide by rules set down
in laws, not those demanded by kings.
He promised to protect the rights of the
English people. These rights included
trial by jury


Petition of Right, 1628
England's Parliament, or governing
group, forced King Charles I to sign a
list of rights. The king promised to
stop arresting people without a legal
reason. He also agreed to stop
demanding that citizens be required to
keep soldiers in their private homes.
Habeas Corpus Act, 1679
The English Parliament made the writ
of habeas corpus a major right by this
law. This court order demands that an
official of the court bring a prisoner before
the court and explain why he or she is being held.


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Mini Spy...
Mini Spy and Peter Penguin enjoy reading the newspaper
every day. See if you can find: word MINI milk carton
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safety pin
heart
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knife
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seal
mug
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pencil,
letter D
letter T


English Bill of Rights, 1689

PROTECT FREE King William III and Queen
SPEECHI Mary II agreed to protect free
speech and the right to keep
weapons. They also promised to
Street prisoners better.




Toleration Act, 1689
The English Parliament
passed a law that was the first
step toward religious liberty. It
allowed some Protestants to
build places of worship.


John Peter Zenger trial, 1735
John Peter Zenger was
arrested because he printed a
true story about government
dishonesty. A New York jury
found him innocent. This was
the first step toward free press
in America.
(To be continued in the February
Bill ofRights issue.)


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block below. Some words are hidden backward, and some letters
are used twice. See if you can find: GOVERNMENT, FREEDOM,
RESPONSIBILITY, ASSEMBLY, RELIGION, PRESS, PARTICIPATE,
COMMENTS, CONGRESS, GRIEVANCES, PETITION, BILL OF
RIGHTS, CONSTITUTION, PEACEABLY, SPEECH.
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The M4ni : Standards Spotlight:
T Mih M Rb. -. Our First Amendment
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each
week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page's content and offer
activities that will help your students reach them.
This week's standards:
* Students understand the purpose of government. (Social Studies: Power, Authority and
Governance)
Students identify key ideals of the United States' democratic republican form of government.
(Social Studies: Civic Ideals and Practice)
Activities:
1. Draw a picture showing you exercising one of the freedoms in the First Amendment. Write a
sentence or two telling about your picture.
2. Cut out newspaper words and pictures to make a collage about the First Amendment. Include
these examples on your collage: religious services, news about the state or national government,
and news about a community meeting.
3. Find a news story about a decision made by a local government group, such as a city council or
school board. Write a paragraph explaining what will happen to people in your community because
of that decision.
4. Which of the First Amendment freedoms would protect your right to (a) put a Christmas nativity
display on your lawn, (b) hold a peaceful demonstration outside a government office, (c) write a
letter to the editor of this newspaper, and (d) ask a state legislature to propose a new law?
5. Find a news story about a decision made by the national government. Identify different groups
who will support the decision and write a brief paragraph explaining why each group supports the
decision. Identify different groups who will oppose the decision and write a brief paragraph
explaining why each group opposes the decision. Now write several sentences stating your position
on the decision.
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)


WfW ,Rookie Cookie's Recipe

/ Vegetable-Chickpea Soup
You'll need:
1/2 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 can tomatoes with juice
S1 zucchini, chopped
1 summer squash, chopped
1 can fat-free chicken broth
1 cup water
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 can of chickpeas, drained
What to do:
1. Cook chopped onion in olive oil on low heat.
2. Add tomatoes, zucchini, summer squash, chicken broth, water and
seasoning.
3. Simmer for 45 minutes.
4. Add can of chickpeas (drained) and simmer 15 more minutes.
Makes 6 servings.
You will need an adult's help with this recipe.
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Meet Christopher O'Riley
Christopher O'Riley hosts the National
Public Radio program "From the Top." This
show features young classical musicians aged
9 to 18. The show is a mixture of kids talking,
joking and playing music.
O'Rily, 50, is well-known as a classical
pianist. He is also famous for his piano
S -arrangements of rock music, especially of the
00 group Radiohead. Sometimes he plays both
classical and rock music in the same concert.
For several years he has hosted the
International Young Artists Festival at Hilton
Head Island, S.C.
Christopher grew up in Evanston, ll., and Pittsburgh, Pa. He began
playing the piano when he was in kindergarten. He started a rock
band when he was in middle school and started a professional jazz
band when he was in high school. He later studied music at the New
England Conservatory of Music. He has homes in Los Angeles and in
Northfield, Ohio. omnThe MPaebyBett Debnam 027 iT iThniPage PuliWtng Comnpay Inc.
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All the following jokes have something in common. Can you
guess the common theme or category?

Sarah: What's a good way to catch a squirrel?
Sol: Climb a tree and act like a nut!


Sam: What is a squirrel's favorite breakfast?
Simon: Doughnuts!

Socrates: Can you describe what happens
when ydu cross a kangaroo with a
squirrel?
Sylvia: You get a creature that can carry acorns
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The Irst Amendment

The First Amendment says that States had their Later, the 14th Amendment was passed.
Congress cannot take away certain own constitutions VIRGINIA It limited the power of state governments
freedoms or liberties. and bills of rights BILL OF RIGHTS to take away our basic rights.
That meant for many years that that usually P The Supreme Court, the top U.S.
only the national government was protected all of .-... court, later said that states must honor
prevented from taking away these their citizens. the Bill of Rights, including the First
rights. Amendment.


A Kid's First Amendment
The Mini Page asked experts on
the First Amendment what they
thought our readers should know
about this important part of the
Constitution.
Our experts are from the Bill of
Rights Institute, a special group that
educates us about our rights.
The Freedoms
The First Amendment guarantees
five basic freedoms:
freedom of religion
freedom of speech
freedom of the press
freedom to assemble, or get
together with other people
freedom to petition, or ask, the
government to change things.
Freedom of religion
You and your family are free to
practice the religion of your choice,
or even to practice no religion at all.
You cannot be told by the
government how to pray or where
to pray.


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Freedom of speech
You can make comments both
for and against what the
government does. The government
cannot stop you.
You can express your ideas
through songs, poems or paintings.
However, freedom of speech is
limited: for example, when public
safety is threatened. You can't yell
F TE I "Fire" in a crowded
.. i theater. This false
f tI alarm could cause harm
when people rush out.
Freedom of the press


A pressman at the Wilson Daily Times in
Wilson, N.C., looks over a section of the
paper. Like all U.S. papers, it is free from
government controls. The reporters-and
editors decide what goes in the paper.
You can learn about what the
government does, both good and bad,
in newspapers, on TV and on the
Internet.
You can write a letter or post an
online comment about what the
government does.


Freedom of assembly
You can be with your friends in
a public place, provided that you are
not acting in a way that could harm
yourself or others.
You can march in a parade to
celebrate or demonstrate.
Freedom to petition
You can write a letter to the
S president, your
senators or
SNO representative.
FREEWAY You can talk to
HERE!
government officials
and tell them what
you think.
Your responsibility
The First Amendment guarantees
these freedoms, but we are expected
to respect them and exercise them in
a responsible way.
You should learn to speak up if
you see the government limiting
SMayor these freedoms.
please .O However, some of
these freedoms don't
apply to private
businesses.
You are free to
speak out at anytime,
but you must also consider the
consequences. Your parents and your
teachers can guide you when you
practice or study your basic
freedoms.
Being able to express our thoughts
and practice these freedoms enables
us to avoid conflict and settle our
differences in a peaceful way.




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