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Crash on SR 60

Claims Three Teens


Three teens lost their lives in a
crash this past weekend on State
Road 60 east of Bartow.
The accident occurred around
2:30 a.m. Saturday, when 17-
year-old Alexander .W. Riner of
Winter Haven attempted to cross
SR 60 off 80 Foot Road in a 2000
Ford Taurus, and drove into the
path of an eastbound
Freightliner, said Florida
Highway Patrol Cpl. R.F.
Cheshire.
The front of the truck struck
the left side of Riner's vehicle,
sending it rotating into the medi-


Riner and a passenger in his
car, 15-year-old Ashlee Harvey,
died at the scene, the officer said.
Another passenger, 19-year-old
Brandon Cheshire, was airlifted
to Lakeland Regional Medical
Center, where he later died.
The driver of the truck, 52-
year-old Everett A. Henderson of
Bartow, received minor injuries.
Riner and Henderson were
both wearing seatbelts at the
time of the crash, but neither pas-
senger in Riner's vehicle was
restrained, the officer said.


Woman Killed Friday

In Homeland Crash


Antique cars lined the first block of East Main Street during around the barricades blocking Main Street. He was not seriously
Friday Fest downtown. A balmy Bartow evening drew street party- injured, though, and was treated and released from Bartow Regional
goers for music from Taboo, and food and drink from vendors and local Medical Center. Photo by Peggy Kehoe
groups. One visitor was injured when he was struck by a car that went


Driver Injures Visitor At Friday Fest


A visitor to Friday Fest was
injured when a driver went
through barricades on Main
Street shortly after 7 p.m.
Robert J. Steffen, 69, of
Bartow, was near the exhibit of
antique cars when Fernando
Lopez, 26, also of Bartow, drove a
Toyota SUV around the barri-
cades separating Main Street
from Broadway, police said.
Lopez was headed east on
Main Street, which was blocked
off for the monthly Friday Fest
street party, Officer Peter Tong
reported. Lopez drove around the
barricades and struck Steffen,


who was standing in the east-
bound lane of Main Street.
Steffen was hit by the right
front of the vehicle
Because Lopez could not speak
English, a translator was called
in from Polk County Sheriff's
Office. Lopez told him that he did
not see Steffen until he hit him,
but did see the barricades.
Lopez told police he had three
or four beers prior to the crash.
He failed a field sobriety test, his
eyes were bloodshot, and his
speech was slurred, according to
the police report.
A Breathalyzer test showed


Lopez's alcohol level to be .235,
almost three times the .08 thresh-
old for intoxication.
Lopez was arrested on i+h 1i'.-
of driving under the influence,
driving around barricades, and no
driver's license. He was released
from Polk County Jail on
Saturday after posting $750 bond.
Neither Lopez nor his passen-
ger, Juan G.R. Gonzalez, 36, of
Bartow, were injured.
Steffen was treated and
released from Bartow Regional
Medical Center.


Commissioners Consider


98-60 Connector Routes


By BRETT LOWE
Staff Writer
A proposed connector road
north of Bartow linking U.S.
Highways 98 and 17 and State
Road 60 could extend as far as
Crossover Road or stay as close
as the city limits.
City Mgr. Joseph J. DeLegge
presented the array of proposed
routes to the city commission at
its work session on Tuesday. He
asked the commissioners to look
over the choices so they could
decide which alternative they
wanted to support.
The connector road will be
four lanes wide, and is being con-
sidered in a five-year plan. It has
not been decided whether the
road will be limited access or not.
The commission hopes the
road will help ,keep commercial
transport traffic out of Bartow.


However, they also are concerned
about the road becoming a
bypass everyone will use, which
could hurt businesses in Bartow.
The closer the connector is to
town, the more likely that is
going to happen, said
Commissioner Pat Huff. He also
noted that the more southern
routes go through the middle of
prime development area.
However, those same routes
could create 'a new commercial
corridor, said Commissioner
Brian Hinton. "We have to look at
which is going to do the most
good," he added.
While it might initially seem
to be cheaper to build the road
closer to town because it would
be shorter, the northernmost
route could end up being the
cheapest, said DeLegge. That
route passes through Southwest
Florida Water Management


District and Clear Springs Land
Co. acreage, and both are willing
to provide right-of-way for free,
he said.
The commissioners will study
the map and discuss the routes
with DeLegge at a later date.
The commissioners also lis-
tened to a proposal for providing
water and sewer service to a
Highland Cassidy development
just outside of the eastern city
limits. Bartow already provides
the electricity to the area, and
the county is willing to let the
city take over the other utilities.
George Lindsey of Highland
Cassidy said that if the city com-
mission was uninterested, he
would continue negotiations with
the county or possibly begin talks
with Winter Haven.
All commissioners expressed
interest in pursuing this contract
further.


Fernando Lopez


A 44-year-old Avon Park
woman was killed Friday after-
noon in a crash at the intersec-
tion of U.S. 17 and County Road
640 in Homeland.
According to Florida Highway
Patrol Public Information Officer
Larry E. Coggins, Jr., Paula Wise
was traveling eastbound on CR
640 in a 1997 Nissan around
12:40 p.m., when she crossed US
17 in the path of a 2005 Ford


Mayor Rosie Thornburg
announced this afternoon that
she will not riun for re-election to
the city commission.
Mrs. Thornburg is completing
her first three-year term on the
commission and her first year as
mayor, a position which usually is
rotated among the five commis-
sioners.
She said she met with mem-
bers of her family on Sunday and
decided not to seek another term.
"I would love to run again," she
said.
"But if I were re-elected, I
would be nearly 80 when my term
expired, and Max (her husband)
would be nearly 90.
"I decided that I need to spend
more quality time with my fami-


pickup truck, driven by William
J. Ingalls, 66, also of Avon Park.
Both were transported to
Lakeland Regional Medical
Ceriter, where Ms. Wise died,
Coggins said.
Anyone who witnessed the
crash is asked to contact FHP
Cpl. Tom Luedeman at 863-499-
2300.
Charges are pending in the
crash.


Mrs. Thornburg holds Seat 3
on the commission. Candidates
for that seat must live in the
city's north election district. All
voters in the city may vote in that
race.
That is the only seat on this
year's ballot.
The qualifying period for can-
didates opens at 9 a.m. on
Monday, Feb. 5, and closes at 5
p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9.
Candidates must be registered
voters and must have lived in the
city for at least 18 months. The
term of office is three years.
The salary is $750 per month.
The qualifying fee is $90, which is
one percent of the annual salary.


School Board Tightens Criminal

Screening Standards for Teachers


By BRETT LOWE
Staff Writer
More criminal offenses were
added to the list that prevent a
person from becoming a teacher
at the Polk County School Board
meeting, but not without opposi-
tion.
The change, proposed in
response to the Jessica Lunsford
Act, was approved by a vote of 5-
2, with Dr. Brenda Reddout and'
Kay Fields dissenting.
Marianne Capoziello, presi-
dent of the Polk Education Assn.,


said the policy is too restrictive
and unforgiving toward those
who were interested in becoming
teachers. Even after 20 years, one
Night of "joy-riding" could prevent
someone from becoming a
teacher.
One paraprofessional she was
aware of, who had been interest-
ed in moving to a full teaching
position, had been prohibited
from the move because of some-
thing that had happened years
ago.
Ms. Capoziello said she under-
stood that safety for children was


paramount, but many of the
offenses that barred employment
are completely unrelated to the
job.
These restrictions are especial-
ly unwise given the teacher short-
age, she said.
Dr. Reddout agreed with Ms.
Capoziello, saying that too many
potentially good teachers were
being kept out of jobs for mis-
takes made when they were
young.


(See Page 5 Col. 5)


City Employee Attitude

Survey in the Works


An attitude' survey of employ-
ees of the City of Bartow is in the
works, according to Mayor Rosie
Thornburg. ;
She told her fellow city. com-
missioners on Tuesday that City
Mgr. Joseph J. DeLegge is work-
ing on the survey.
Her comment came in response
to a request by Commissioner
James F. Clements that the com-
mission appoint a committee to
start working on the project,
which was proposed by commis-
sioners several rr', "lhs ago.
Clements also said he has
received complaints about the
volume of music being played on


"gpod humor" ice cream trucks,
and on throwing of unsolicited
"shopper" publications in yards.
Both complaints were referred to
City Atty. George Dunlap.
The commission met one day
later than usual because of the
Martin Luther King Day holiday.,
In other business, the commis-
sion:
Approved an amendment to
the police union contract regard-
ing payment for holidays and
court appearances. The amend-
ment includes holidays and court
appearances as hours worked for
the purpose of computing over-
time pay.


Passed on first reading an
ordinance amending the city code
relating to "transient vendors" to
allow the food vending cart out-
side Lowe's and similar "service
centers" to remain in place indef-
initely. Dunlap said that the ordi-
nance "legitimizes what they're
doing anyway."
Approved an amendment to
the city budget.
Approved an agreement with
the property appraiser for the city
to pay a two percent fee to the
appraiser's office for assessing
(See Page 5 Col. 6)


Smoke billows out from anapartment window in Azalea Gardens this morning as firefighters man-
age the situation. When Bartow Fire Department arrived, flames were visible outside the building. Cause
of the fire was unknown at press time. Photo by Brett Lowe


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Seek Re-Election


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Community Life


Relay For Life Gearing Up;

Team Meeting Tonight


Charles Eugene Riley and Lyndsay Hudson Lett

Lyndsay Hudson Lett

To Wed Charles Riley


Marquard and Debbie Lett of
Hackettstown, N.J., have an-
nounced the engagement of their
daughter, Lyndsay Hudson Lett,
to Charles Eugene Riley, son of
Charles and Elizabeth Riley of
Milledgeville, Ga.
The bride-elect is the grand-
daughter of Ret. Lt. Col. Robert
and Margaret Dannacher of
Statesboro, Ga., and the late
M.Y. Lett, and Bill and Virginia
Read of Bartow.
She is a 2001 graduate of
Lakeside High School, and a
2005 graduate of Georgia College
and State University, with a B.S.
in biology.
She is an education specialist
at Southeastern Natural Sci-


ences Academy in Augusta, Ga.
The prospective bridegroom is
the grandson of H.E. Cown and
the late Helen W. Cown of Lo-
ganville, Ga., the late Charles H.
Riley, Sr., of Miami, and the late
Sarah J. Riley of Milledgeville,
Ga.
He is a 1994 graduate of Bald-
win High School, and a 2004
graduate of Georgia College and
State University, with a B.S. in
criminal justice.
He is employed by the Put-
nam County Sheriffs Office.
The wedding is planned for
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at 2
o'clock in the afternoon, at West-
minster Presbyterian Church in
Martinez, Ga.


Krystal McClelland to

Wed Trey Matthews


Calling all teams!
Bartow's Relay For Life event
will take place on Friday and
Saturday, April 13-14. The 2007
version will have a few new sur-
prises, with the most important
one being the event has a new
home.
"With the current situation at
Bartow Memorial Stadium, we
have decided for at least this
year to move the event to Sum-
merlin Park at Wilson Lake," re-
ported Event Chairman Candy
Grubbs. "We talked about it and
we are getting really excited
about the possibilities and the,
new opportunities this opens for
the event."
Mrs. Grubbs said 37 teams
have already signed up for the
event.
As is the case every year, the
teams pick out their team camp-
site in the order they are regis-
tered. Any teams not currently
registered should attend to-
night's team meeting at 5:30
p.m. at Associate Reformed Pres-
byterian Church.
Those teams who have signed
up are Walkin Buddies; Cancer
Can't Tucker Us Out; First
Methodist Adults; First Method-
ist Youth; Holy Trinity Episcopal
Church; Lilly, O'Toole'& Brown;


Girlie Girls; Floral Lakes; Rub
Out Cancer; First Baptist
Church; Dr. Lea Wheeler; S.I.
Grads; Community National
Bank; Frost, Tammyo, Sessums
& Aranda; Bartow Breast
Friends; Highland City Elemen-
tary; Greater Bartow Chamber
of Commerce/Polk County Demo-
crat;
First Methodist School; Mar-
tha Jones Family and Friends;
Bartow Middle School; Union
Academy; Curves of Bartow; Al-
turas Elementary; Hope Agency;
Watson Clinic/Center for Cancer
Care & Research; Wal-Mart;
Lifetime Friends; Mosaic; Abby's
Angles; Keonta's Karavan; The
Big Easy Strutters; Reflections;
Lowe's of Bartow; DeNeve To
Find A Cure; Rotary Club of Bar-
tow; and the Bartow Fire De-
partment.
For more information on the
Bartow Relay, contact Mrs.
Grubbs at 533-8432, or Event
Co-Chairman Dixie Yost at 534-
8383.
Relay For Life is the signa-
ture event o? the American Can-
cer Society.
For more information on Re-
lay or other American Cancer
Society activities, contact the
ACS office 688-2326.


Residents of Oakview Lakes
are cooking up a plan to raise
money for cancer research.
Oakview Lakes' Relay for Life
committee collected recipes from
residents and have published the
dishes in "Favorite Recipes From
the Kitchens Of Oakview Lakes."
The spiral-bound cookbooks
are available for $10, with 100
percent of the profits going to


the American Cancer Society..
The cookbooks may be pur-
chased by calling Terry Ayers at
285-8151 or Arwyn Maker at
285-8531.
Books also will be sold at the
Oakview Lakes Relay for Life
yard sale on Saturday, Jan. 27.
The sale is set from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m.


Art Guild Sponsors Classes


Art Party Classes are being
conducted by Vella Hampton on
Tuesday through the end of
March, from 10 a.m. to noon, 2 to
4 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m.
The classes are held at the
Bartow Art. Guild building at
1240 East Main Street.
The cost is $25 per class; all
materials and tools are provided.


No art experience is needed.
On Tuesday, Jan. 23, students
will make placemats for their
pets' water and food bowls, per-
sonalized with their own pets'
names; and Tuesday, Jan. 30's
class will focus on tropical beach
scenes.
Call Vella Hampton at 868-
4915 to sign up for the classes.


Across the

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Brett Stoltz is shown with his faculty advisor, Janet Fischel,
Ph.D., at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, follow-
ing his doctoral hooding ceremony in December. His parents, Walter
and Jackie Stoltz, traveled to Long Island to attend the event. -
Photo provided


Walter and Jackie Stoltz flew
to Long Island last month when
their son, Brett, received his
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
from the State University of
New York at Stony Brook.
The couple was able to take in
the sights of New York City at
Christmas time: riding the sub-
ways; visiting Rockefeller Cen-
ter, including the ice skating and
lighted Christmas tree; viewing
the windows of Macy's; walking


in Central Park; and experienc-
ing the crowds on Fifth Avenue.
All returned in time to share
Christmas with the rest of the
family at the couple's home on
Eagle Lake.
Brett Stoltz expects to com-
plete a year of post doctoral su-
pervised clinical practice in Flor-
ida in order to fulfill require-
ments for licensing in the state,
his mother said.


Krystal Ann McClelland and
Trey Matthews have announced
their engagement.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Mark and Dianna McClel-
land of Bartow.
She is a 2005 graduate of Bar-
tow High School, and currently
attends Polk Community Col-
lege, majoring in psychology.
The prospective bridegroom is


the son of Clark Matthews of
Bartow and Rhonda Spears of
Fort Meade.
He is in active duty in the
United States Army, stationed at
Camp Casey, Korea.
The wedding will be an event
of Saturday, March 10, 2007, at
6:30 in the evening, at The Gar-
dens in Winter Haven,


Author To Appear At

Lake Wales Library


Lake Wales Public Library's
continuing Authors at the Li-
brary Series will present Mar-
shall Frank, a 30-year career
law enforcement officer and
homicide detective, at 3 p.m. on
Jan. 24.
He will share stories and in-
troduce his five suspense novels
and nonfiction book. Also at the
event, he will autograph and sell
copies of his books.
Frank is the author of five
mystery/suspense novels, includ-
ing "On My Father's Grave" and
"Dire Straits: A Miami Novel,"
which has been optioned for a
movie by an independent film
company.
His most recent work is "Mili-
tant Islam in America," a con-
cise, no-frills book that deals
with what the author believes to
be the surreptitious invasion of
the United States by radical Is-
lamic forces from the Middle


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


The Fort

Meade Leader
has
a new
e-mail address:


'FMLeader@earthlink.net


East determined to replace the
U.S. Constitution with the Ko-
ran.
In addition' to his books,
Frank, who is a retired police
captain, will discuss growing up
with the Mafia, his career in
homicide and CSI work, criminal
justice and the war on drugs.
Frank also is a former sym-
phony violinist and will bring his
instrument.
Authors at the Library is
sponsored by the Lake Wales Li-
brary Association/Friends of the
Library.
For more information call
678-4004, and press option 0.


Anchor Club Hosts Viewing

Of 'Invisible Children'


Bartow High School Anchor
Club will host a viewing of the
documentary "Invisible Chil-
dren" on Friday, Jan. 26, at 7
p.m. in the BHS auditorium.
The club hopes to raise aware-
ness of international issues. "In-
visible Children" focuses on the
plight of child soldiers and ab-

FM Relay
Kick Off

Thursday
A Fort Meade Relay For Life
kick off celebration is planned
for Thursday, Jan. 25, at First
United Methodist Church.
The event begins at 7 p.m.
The church is located at 135
East Broadway Avenue.


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Many of these children flee from
home to get as far as possible
from the rebel camps.
The viewing is open to all
with a $3 donation.
For more information, call
Ashley Hiers at 533-5954.


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By LETA WRIGHT

We pay tribute this week to.
Dale Lastinger, who served the
museum with his talent and
time in renovating the four fire-
places which were severely dam-
aged in the moving of the house
to its permanent location.
Hy matched the tile with the
original and the fireplaces are
beautiful.
For the last eight years he
laid the name bricks in the me-
morial sidewalk in front of the
museum. He enjoyed giving his
talent to the museum and we
could never thank him enough.
He will be missed at the mu-
seum.
A museum name brick will be
placed on the sidewalk in front
of the museum to honor Dale
and Joan and also his name
plate will be placed on the me-
morial plaque.

Good news this week is the
announcement that the museum
will be open four days a week on
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
and Saturday from 10 a.m. to
noon.
This will be the first time the
museum has been open on a
regular time basis for the public
to see. Other times are available
by appointment. There is no
charge to visit the museum.
We invite you to become a
member of the Historical Society
and' share the good time of pre-
serving our history. The mem-
bership list will be printed to-
wards the middle of February.

We had our regular monthly
birthday luncheon the other day
celebrating the birthdays of
Peggy Langston, Elsie Barnett,
Inez Varn, Janet Davis, and
Leta Wright.
Those attending were Peggy


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More than 30,000 individuals
are expected to experience the
1 ith annual Lakeland Pig Festi-
val at; Tigert~own in Lakeland, on
Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sanctiored by the Kansas
City Barbeque Society and the
Governor of' Florida as a State of
Florida Barbecue Championship,
Pig Fest is a qualifier for the
American Royal Invitational.
JIt also provides eligibility of
the Jack Daniels World Barbe-
cue Championship Invitational
Pool.
More than one hundred pro-
fessional and "Back Yard" con-
testants are scheduled to partici-
pate.
The grand champion winner
of the Kingsford Professional Di-
vision receives $2,500 (must
compete in all four categories of
chicken,, ribs, pork and beef bris-
ket).


Reserve grand champion win-
ner receives $1,500. There is a
total of $10,000 in prize money
that will be awarded to winners
within the four meat categories.
A certified barbecue judging
class will be held on Thursday,
Jan. 25.
The Publix Backyard Division
showcases cook teams that work
together to generate great barbe-
qi~e. v~
Many use special rubs and
their own sauces to create
mouthwatering entries that are
critiqued by officially sanctioned
Kansas City Barbeque Society
judges..
The Publix Backyard competi-
tion has created many teams
that have decided to turn pro.
Competing at this level is a great
way to test cooking methods
against other teams to see ex-
actly who has the best backyard
barbeque.


There is no admission fee for
the event. Attendees can p~ur-
chase BBQ bucks to try food
from the various cooks and they
can test their skills in real NAS-
CAR simulators.
There will be live music at the
'central sound stage and an inter-
active children's area.
.There is even a Kids Q sp~on-
sored by Badcock Home Furnish-
ings & More. The Ki'ds Q lets
young grill masters have a
chance at some friendly comp~eti-
tion. Each participant in the
Kids Q receives a free grill that
they cook on for the event and a
$20 savings account with COM-
munity Southern.
'here is category for children
10 and younger and another
category for older children ages
11-15.
For further information, call
the Junior League of Lakeland
at 682-2112 or visit www.lake-
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Janet Hancock, Janet Davis,
Martha Hancock, Verna Atw~ell,
Betty Speer, Helen Palmer,
Pearl Wogan, Violet Sheffield,
Loraine Harrell, Joan Daniels,
Mavis Carmichael, Wilma Coul-
ter, and Leta Wright.

We have, had a number, of
celebrations around Fort Meade
in the last, week for the Univer-
sity of Florida Gator football
team winning the national title.
Even if you are not a regular
Gator booster and follower, we
ar~e all members of the Gator Na-


tion, since the alligator seems to
be our mascot in every direction
in the state of Florida.
Classic Pizza went all out in
placing a huge Gator in front of
the restaurant, showing how
proud they are to be a Florida
Gator.

If any of our readers know
how we can obtain a mannequin,
please call and let us know at
285-7474.
We need a man to display an
entire outfit worn by a Seminole
Indian. It includes the hat and is
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iary, with Bartow Community Healthcare Foun-
dation and Bartow Regional Medical Center
Medical Staff have awarded scholarships to three
local high school students-.The students are (from


left): Mark Donhaiser, Bartow High School;
Corey Ellerbe, Mulberry High School; and Clay-
ton' Ward, G~eorge Jenkins High School. (Pho-
tos provided)


The biggest, wildest midway
in more than 100 years high-
lights the Thursday, Feb. 8,
opening of the 2007 'Florida
State Fair.
Now spanning three-quarters
of a mile, this year's midway has
been expanded by almost 800
feet. Featuring two giant wheels
and three roller coasters, along
with a bevy of other rides, games
and attractions, it's the kind of
midway that can be found "N\o-
where But the Fair," organizers
said.
Through a special promotion
with Mountain Dew, for $15 af-
ter 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8,
guests can purchase an armband
on the midway, and ride the
rides to their hearts' content.
Some of the special atttrac-
tions are excluded.
There are also five select
Pepsi Armband Days, when, for
$25 an armband, folks can come
out to the fair and dip and flip
and whirl and twirl an unlimited
number of times on the rides
(some restrictions apply). Pepsi
Armband Days are, both Fridays,
both Sundays, and the last Mon-
day of the fair: Feb. 9, 111, 16, 18
and 19.
Three steel roller coasters, the
most of any fair in the South-
east, will lead the many thrills
and chills during the Cain The~
longest of` the three, thu "Zyiik
Ion," measures 160 feet.
Other rides include:
0Patriot Wheel, a gondola
ride illuminated by Triore than
4,000 lights and the Ring of Fj re..
a Folks wiho enjoy a good
twist will certainly be turned
around by the spinning Tilt-a-


Whirl and the super-speedy Mu-
sik Express Himalaya.
9For those fairgoers who
don't mind making a big splash
there are the action-packed wa-'
ters of the White Water Flume.
Looking for the height, but
,maybe not the speed of a
coaster? There's always the ro-
mance of two giant wheels, the
tallest coming in at 100 feet. As
a well-known symbol of the fair,
the Ferris wheel is a staple and
a favorite of annual fairgoers.
eAnother fair favorite with a
great vista is the Sky Glider,
which gives guests an aerial
view of all the action on the mid-
way. I
For younger thrill-seekers
there is the Kiddie Kingdom
with a variety of entertainment
including a 4x4 truck ride, the
new Monkey Maze Funl House
.and the winding Wacky Worm.
Admission to the fair is $10
for adults, $5 for children ages 6
to 11, and free for kids 5 and
younger. Parking is free during
the fair, and free trolley services
are provided. Advance discount
tickets 'are on sale now in person
at the fair box office, at part~ici-
patiing Publix Super Markets, or
online at the website, www.flori-
dast~atefair.net.




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Meeting Set
A Juneteenth committee
meeting is planned on Thursday,-
Jan. 25, at 5:30 p.m. at the Polk
Street Community Center, 1255
West Polk Street, Bartow.
All interested people are in-
vited to attend.
For more information on the
meeting, call Committee Chair-
man Johnnie Ferguson at 712-
1392.

Tire


Recycling,

Event Set

Keep Polk County Beautiful
and Polk County Solid Waste
have partnered to hold a hazard-
ous waste and tire recycling
event on Saturday, Feb. 3, from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This event will be held at the
James P. Austin Community
Center at 315 North Martin Lu-
ther King Boulevard, Lake
Wales.
In addition to tires, residents
may bring rechargeable batteries
that weigh one pound or less,
used ink cartridges and mobile
phones to be recycled.
Residents may discar& of up
to 10 tires at the event. Tires
must be standard vehicle size
and off the rims.
Participants must show photo
identification and proof of Polk
County residency to take advan-
tage of the. free disposal.
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Editorial


It is a universally recognized truism:
If something seems too good to be true,
it probably is.
There is a less recognized corollary:
If something seems too bad to be true, it
probably is.
In this category, for example, we
would put the widely-circulated but
groundless rumor that Bok Tower had
been blown over by Hurricane Charley
in 2004.
A lot of equally baseless rumors that
are circulated endlessly on the Web fall
into the same category, and they are
widely accepted as true by many people
who don't check Snopes or some other
rumor-debunking site.
Consumer Reports magazine is the lat-
est victim of the "too bad to be true" phe-
nomenon. As a publication which seeks
to cut through the hype and get to the
truth, it should have known better.
A few weeks ago, CR reported that vir-
tually every infant car safety seat sold in
America was unsatisfactory, and many
"failed disastrously" in tests simulating
side-impact crashes at 38 miles per hour.
The magazine even called for an imme-
diate recall of some brands.
The article, widely reported in the
press as well as published in the maga-
zine, understandably caused angst for
millions of parents who believed that
they were providing the safest possible
in-car environment for their youngsters..
Tests by the manufacturers and the
government didn't support CR's claims.
Last week, the magazine announced
that its results were badly flawed: that
the simulations were for crashes at 70
miles per hour, riot 38. Its only excuse.
was that it contracted out the tests to
another agency, and it accepted the con-
tractor's results.
The test reports should have raise red
flags for the highly-respected consumer
advocacy publication.


I cannot understand the ratio-
nal of unbridled growth to
increase income for the city.
Building apartment complex-
es, quadriplexes, townhouses,
and houses on 40-foot and 50-foot
lots will bring in more property
tax money and utilities income,
no doubt. They also bring in
more people who bring in more.
children and motor vehicles.
This increases demand for ser-
vices, streets, schools, parking,
water, trash and sewage disposal,
police and fire protection on an
already overloaded infrastruc-
ture.
An example of one of the prob-
lems is the rental units around
town that were built when the
norm was one motor vehicle per
family. Parking at these places


CR routinely assigns the rating "unac-
ceptable" to a few brands of many of the
products that it tests. But when an entire
industry in an area as critical to public
safety as manufacturers of infant car
seats is deemed to be flawed so com-
pletely, somebody at CR should have
blown a whistle and said:
"Stop; we need to take another look at
these test results."
Around this newspaper, we have post-
ed signs that read:
"The importance of saying 'Uh-oh.' "
We encourage every member of the staff
who spots a problem or even suspects
a problem to say "Uh-oh" and report
it to a supervisor immediately. The soon-
er we correct a problem, the less expen-
sive and less embarrassing the
problem is for us.
Consumer Reports did a great disser-
vice to its readers, let alone to the infant
car seat industry, by failing to take a clos-
er look at test results that on the face of
them didn't make sense.
CR's intent, which was to alert con-
sumers to a dangerous product, was
noble, but its findings were badly
flawed.
There's a lesson here for all of us:
If something appears to be too good -
or too bad to be true, it probably is.


The Polk County Democrat
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In Polk County
sales tax included


Other Florida
,Counties no sales tax


2 years $46.00 2 years 73.00
1 year $24.50 1 year $38.75
6 months $13.50 6 months $20.50


Out of Florida
No sales tax
6 months $23.75
1 year $45.00
2 years $84.50


had one space per unit and one
extra for visitors.
Now the norm for a family is,
two-plus vehicles per family.
There are vehicles parked on the
sidewalks, grass and in the street
at night and on weekends
because there is not room to park
that many vehicles on the proper-
ty.
This will only get worse in
those neighborhoods where the
houses. are stacked up against
each other with no yard and
apartments built with no desig-
nated parking. If the project does
not have parking spaces for three
vehicles per unit, then it should
not be approved.
Overcrowding of the schools is
not the direct responsibility of the
city but the ramifications are.


Many sections of the sanitary
sewage system have not been
upgraded since the 1950s and
were sized for the population at
that time with a very conserva-
tive estimate for growth.
Solid waste disposal is becom-
ing a major problem in the coun-
ty and we are contributing to it
by uncontrolled growth.
If the infrastructure is not in
place to handle a new develop-
ment, it should not be approved
until it is. If the city can't pay for
it, then the developer must. If the
developer won't, then it is not
approved.
If our city manager wants to
manage a larger city so he makes
more money, then go find one
and leave ours alone.
IVAN RICHARDSON


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

'They Said It Would Snow in Miami'


Car Seat Safety Gaffe


Should Teach a Lesson


floor balcony, the better to survey
the yard and the neighborhood.
The girls were excited.
Loyal, bundled up from his
nose to his toes, looked at Mary
and me like we were crazy.
"What are you supposedly
intelligent parents doing taking
me outside on a morning so
cold?" his little blue eyes asked.
Loyal was not impressed by
snow. He probably assumed this
happened every January.
A police officer I'm pretty
sure it was Mike O'Neal drove
by. The dispatcher, he said, had
told him to drive past our house
and be sure we knew that it was
snowing.
The next day was a publication
day, and like every newspaper in
Florida, we were determined to
cover the story of a snowfall in
Florida with the sense of awe that
it deserved.
I asked Fran Rowe, a talented
graphic artist who worked in our


composing room, if she could do
something special with' our
nameplate across the top of the
front page.
She sketched drifting snow
piled on the top of the words
"The Polk County Democrat." It
was, as far as I know, the only.
time in our 75-year history that
we ever tinkered with the name-
plate in such a frivolous fashion.
Nameplates -are as sacred to
newspapers as the Book of
Common Prayer is to the
Episcopal Church.
You mess with either one at
your peril, Bubba.
The date, once again, was Jan.
19, one day before the inaugura-
tion of a Georgia peanut farmer
named Jimmeh Cahtah as
President of the United States.
The popular quip in Florida:
"They said it would snow in
Miami before a Southerner
became President."


JUST MY OPINION / By BOB BOBBER

What's in a Label? (Not Much)


When a column appears on the
editorial page there is often a ten-
dency to immediately label it as
conservative or liberal,
Republican or Democrat, right
wing or left wing.
Well let me immediately
inform you that I am none of the
above.
I am a true middle-of-the-
roader. That is not to say I don't
have an opinion. Quite to the
contrary I have an opinion on just
about everything.
I once had a professor at
Florida, Dr. James Terhune, who
taught public opinion and market
research who said that those peo-
ple who answer "no opinion" on
surveys are generally less educat-
ed and in the lowdr socio-eco-
nomic demographics. In simple
terms dumber. For that reason
alone I never answered "No
opinion" on any survey.
Personally, I just refuse to be
pigeon-holed by the parameters
set today in the world of partisan
politics.
I consider myself a true inde-
pendent or moderate. Without
going into a complete listing of
my political viewpoints, there are
many issues I
come down the 90or "a4a
side of conser-
vatism and proba-
bly a like number
of issues where I
could be labeled a
liberal. For exam-
ple, if I say I am
for say gun con-
trol, I am immedi-
ately branded a
liberal. Likewise
when I say I
against a govern-
ment mandated
minimum wage,
my associates cry
ReLpublica1n. ,:
Why can't
someone be on l


both sides of aisle?
Part of the problem in politics
today is that a legislator has to
line up, lockstep, with the party
line, or you, are party rogue, a
loose cannon. This translates into
a lack of party funding at election
time for those candidates.
If it is a Republican idea, the
Democrats are against it, and vice
versa. It doesn't matter whether
it's a good idea or not.
If legislation is introduced by a
Republican, he or she can expect
the great majority of Democrats
to vote against it. The same is true
if the party of FDR proposes new
statutes, it can expect a nay vote
from Republican counterparts.
With our Congress virtually
split in half with about equal
numbers on both sides, it is no
wonder that so little gets 'done in
Congress these days. Can you say
stalemate?
Our government is not going
to meet the needs of its con-
stituents until we learn to ignore
party affiliation and vote on the
merits of the legislation and not
which political party sponsored
the bill.
The practices in the voting


booth are likewise. I have friends
who vote straight Republican
even when they don't know any-
thing about the candidate, or
even worse, they don't like the
candidate. When queried about
their choices, they respond with,
"I don't know anything about
him, but he's Republican. That's
enough." Democrats are of equal
guilt.
The stereotypes of the parties
don't help matters. We profess to
disdain profiling but aren't
Republicans the party of big busi-
ness and, aren't Democrats the
party of the masses? Aren't all
white-collar males Republicans
and all blacks and union workers
Democrats?
So what happens to a black
company president?
Is a gay millionaire a
Republican?
It is always called the "liberal
press," but I can tell you from
experience that there are tons of
conservatives in the newspaper
business.
In the coming months you
may try to label me a conserva-
tive or liberal. I hope it won't be
easy.


Ah yes, I can remember it as if
it were only 30 years ago.
Which it was.
The phone rang in the early
morning hours on Wednesday,
Jan. 19, 1977. I'm not sure who it
was; probably a police dispatch-
er.
"It's snowing," was the mes-
sage.
I opened the back door, and
sure enough, it was snowing.
Not one of those little dan-
druff-like events, in which a few
bashful snowflakes blow around
aimlessly in the air, as if trying to
gather the courage to fall to earth
in Central Florida.
It was an honest-to-gosh
snowfall, the stuff that, in the
words of Maria in "The Sound of
Music," sticks to your nose and
eyelashes.
We woke up Peggy and
Carolyn, also four-and-a-half-
month-old Loyal.
We went out on our second


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Obituaries


Rodney Thomas Luttrell, Jr.


Visitation will be held for
family and friends in memory of
former Bartowan Rodney Tho-
mas "Rod" Luttrell, Jr., who died
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, at his
home in Eugene, Ore.
The visitation will take place
on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 3 to 6
p.m., at the home of Don and
Holly Wilson, 579 Fourth Street
in Hopeland.
Mr. Luttrell was born-in Dan-
ville, Ky., on Oct. 15, 1952. He
grew up in Bartow, graduating
from Bartow High School in
1970. In high school, he played
varsity baseball, basketball, and
track. He was secretary of the
Key Club and competed nation-
ally as a member of the "Florida
Keys," a folk song ensemble. He
also was an Eagle Scout. ,
He earned double degrees in
business administration and for-
estry from the University of
Florida, and was an avid Gator
sports fan. He worked as a for-
ester and mill manager in Fer-
nandina Beach, Fla., Waycross,
Ga., and Eugene, Ore., in addi-
tion to managing his own tree
farm in Georgia.
Mr. Luttrell was an outdoors-
man who loved hiking, biking,
and most particularly, downhill
skiing with his wife, family
members say. He enjoyed spend-
ing time with his friends camp-
ing and hunting at "Da Cribb,"
their tree farm and hunting
camp in Georgia.
Throughout his life he enjoyed
listening to music of all kinds
and playing acoustical guitar.
Mr. Luttrell was "beloved by
his family and many friends for


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Rodney Thomas "Rod"
Luttrell, Jr.


his generous, giving spirit; his
loving, caring manner; his
thoughtfulness, and his sense of
humor,".said family members.
He is survived by his wife, An-
nie Corbett Luttrell; his parents,
Rodney T. and Jeanne R. Lut-
trell of Bartow; his sister, Carol
Hawkins of Winter Springs, and
her children, Elizabeth Hegarty
of San Francisco and, Hal Hawk-
ins of High Springs; and his
brother, Paul R. Luttrell of
Eugene, and his children,
Heather Luttrell of Edinburgh,
Scotland, Jacqueline Drach of
San Ramon, Calif., and Monica
Luttrell of Grants Pass, Ore.
A memorial service was held
on Jan. 15 in Eugene, Ore.


James H. 'Jim' Brannen


James H. "Jim" Brannen, 72,
of Lakeland, died Thursday, Jan.
18, 2007, at his home, of respira-
tory failure.
Mr. Brannen was formerly
employed by Cleghorn's in Lake-
land, and was a member of First
United Methodist Church in
Franklin, N.C.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, John and Hazel
Brannen; and a brother, Donald
Brannen.
Survivors include his wife,
Barbara Brannen; his daughters,
Diane Moats and Susan Holt,
both of Lakeland, and Sandra
Home ahd husband, Lynn, of
Bartow; his son, Kenneth Bran-
nen and wife, Cheryl, of Lake-
land; two brothers, Bill Brannen
of Franklin, N.C., and Jerre
Brannen of Gainesville; and 10
grandchildren.
The funeral: Monday, Jan. 22,
at 11 a.m., at First Baptist
Church of Bartow, 410 East
Church Street.


James H. "Jim" Brannen

Memorial contributions: Good
Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson
Avenue, Auburndale, FL 33823.
Arrangements: Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.


Crime Reports


Dec. 14
Theft, 2200 block of East Gib-
bons St., 7 p.m.; stolen: purse
with cash, $600.
Dec. 16
Theft, 400 block of East Van
Fleet Dr., 5:15 p.m.; stolen: wal-
let/purse, $15; driver's license,
$15; Social Security card; miscel-
laneous credit cards; book of
checks, $10.
Dec. 18
Burglary, 1600 block Sail-
point Dr., 7:30 p.m.; stolen: black
jewelry box, $100; shoe box.
Burglary, 1500 block of Cen-
tennial Dr., 6 p.m.; stolen: 47-
inch television, $700; DVD
player, $450; VCR, $50; digital
camcorder, $600; 30 CDs, $450;
100 DVDs, $1,500.
Dec. 19
Retail theft, Wal-Mart, 1050
East Van Fleet Dr., 1:05 p.m.;
stolen: pre-recorded movie
DVDs, $188; alarm clock, $9.
Armed robbery, Wal-Mart,
3:06 p.m.; stolen: miscellaneous
household goods, $301.
Theft, 500 block of North
Bearcy Ave., 5 p.m.; stolen: video
handycam, $238; $200 dash.
Theft, 1400 block of Laurel
Branch Place, 6 p.m.; 20-inch
television, $80.
Dec. 20
Armed burglary, 1100 block of
South Johnson Ave., 9:35 a.m.;
stolen: handgun, $300.
Dec. 21
Burglary, 1200 block of East
Boulevard St., 9 a.m.; stolen: gas
can with gasoline, $13; ratchet
set with socket set, $50; +hedge
trimmers, $15; lawn mower,
$300; deep well set, $20; plastic
case.
Burglary, 1500 block of Cen-
tennial Blvd., noon; stolen: gen-
erator, $700; lawnmower, $300;
television, $475; electric motor-
cycle, $395; miscellaneous hand
tools, $2,000; tool box, $450.


Theft, 1700 block of North
Broadway, 2:30 p.m.; stolen:
debit card; $80 cash.
Retail theft, Bealls Outlet,
325 East Van Fleet Dr., 4:38
p.m.; stolen: 10 pairs of women's
panties, $26.
,Burglary, 1000 block of East
Hibiscus Dr., 5 p.m.; stolen: GT
Dyno Bicycle, $350.
Theft, Lowe's, 425 East Van
Fleet Dr., time unknown; stolen:
$400 cash.
Theft, 1000 block of U.S.
Highway 17 South, time un-
known; stolen: catalogs, $50.
Dec. 22
Retail theft, Bealls Outlet,
3M4 East Van Fleet Dr., 1:02;
stolen: jeans, $53.
Dec. 23
Burglary, 500 block of Sev-
enth Avenue South, 2 a.m.; sto-
len: miscellaneous liquor, $104;
$645 cash.
Robbery, corner of Magnolia
St. and U.S. Highway 17 South,
2 a.m.; stolen: cell phone, $42;
$100 cash.
Theft, 1000 block of U.S.
Highway 17. South, 3:13 a.m.;
stolen: office ink stamp, $5; cell
phone, $130.
Business burglary, 1500 block
of Centennial Dr., 1 p.m.; stolen:
room fan, $47; stereo, $250; two
27-inch televisions, $400; tools,
$20,000; window air conditioner,
$100; motorcycle leather cloths,
$1,000; crocodile, $80; flamingo,
$50; Christmas decorations,
$500; two VCRs, $80; jewelry
dremel, $375; tools, $275.
Theft, 1000 block South Oak
Ave., 2 p.m.; stolen: iPod;.purse;
wallet; key chain.
Dec. 24
Theft, 1000 block of South
Woodlawn Ave., midnight; sto-
len: lease agreement, $4,750:
Retail theft, Circle K, 1020
North Broadway Ave., 11 p.m.;
stolen: five propane tanks, $2.50.


Carl E. Hallock


Carl E. Hallock, 77, of Lake-
land, died of respiratory failure
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, at Good
Shepherd Hospice in Auburn-
dale.
Mr. Hallock was a welder for
Robinson Fan, and was a mem-
ber of Saint Paul Lutheran
Church of Lakeland. He also
served in the U.S. Army Na-
tional Guard.
Survivors include his wife of
25 years, Patricia Ann Hallock;
three daughters, Kelli Collins of
Lakeland, Sherry Hallock of
Lutz, and Sally Rivers of
Oldsmar; six sons, Sean Wam-
pole and James Hallock, both of
Lakeland, Mark Hallock of Le-
nox, Mass., Roger Hallock and
John Hallock, both of Spring-
field, Mass., and Charles Hallock
of Pittsfield, Mass.; and 11
grandchildren, t
Visitation: Friday, Jan. 19,
from 5 to 7 p.m., at Whidden- 2
McLean Funeral Home in Bar- i


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Leslie Johnson Dehn, for-
merly of Bartow, died Thursday,
Jan. 18, 2007, at her home in
Tallahassee.
Born in Lakeland in 1923, Ms.
Dehn grew up in Bartow, gradu-
ating from Summerlin Institute
in 1942.
She married Oliver Paul
Mitchell in 1945, and remained
in Bartow until 1954, when she
moved to Tampa.
Following her retirement as a
bond underwriter for Aetna Life
and Casualty, where she worked
from 1959 to 1983, she was an
emergency center volunteer at
St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa
until 2004, when she moved to
Tallahassee. There she contin-
ued volunteer work at Tallahas-
see Memorial Hospital.
Ms. Dehn was a member of
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
in Bartow, and also was a mem-
ber and served on the vestry at
St. Francis Episcopal Church in
Tampa.


She enjoyed pets, both dogs
and cats, as well as working in
her yard and tending house-
plants, family members say.
Survivors include her son,
Wm. Paul Mitchell df Tampa;
her daughter, Amy R. Mitchell of
Tallahassee; five siblings, Wil-
liam James Johnson, III, and
Warren Leon Johnson, both of
Atlanta, Dr. Ray Loring Johnson
and Mariellen Johnson Bate-
man, both of Albany, Ga., and
John Kent Johnson of Arlington
Texas.; and many nieces, neph-
ews, great-nieces and great-
nephews.
A memorial service will be
held at Holy Trinity Episcopal
Church in Bartow in the spring,
followed by interment in the Me-
morial Garden at the church.
Memorial contributions: Big
Bend Hospice, Inc., 1723 Mahan
Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL
32308-5428; The American Can-
cer Society; or to the Humane
Society.


Talbot House Sponsors Concert


Talbot House will sponsor its
annual Have a Heart for'the
Homeless Concert on Feb. 17, at
First Presbyterian Church, Lake
Hollingsworth.
A silent auction will begin at



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As a part of the statewide Em-
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For information on posting,
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6 p.m. and the concert at 7
o'clock.
Proceeds support the shelter,
recovery, and medical clinic pro-
grams Talbot House provides to
the poor and homeless of our
community.
The admission fee is $15 per
person.
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Employee Survey


(Continued from Page 1)
Bartow's stormwater manage-
ment fee.
Adopted a resolution endors-
ing the position of the Florida
League of Cities on various
issues coming before the Florida
Legislature.
Appointed Goldie Bowen to
the Bartow Housing Authority.
Commended the Bartow
Deacons and Stewards Alliance
on Bartow's Martin Luther King
Day activities.


Presented proclamations
designating February as Black
History Month, recognizing the
L.B. Brown Festival on Feb. 9 to
11, and thanking S and B
Constructors and Wal-Mart for
their contributions to the Bartow
Fire Department's Toys for Tots
program.
Heard Gerald Cochran com-
plain about the fact that he is
charge four separate stormwater
assessments on his property.
Dunlap said he would look into
the issue.


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Board Member Hazel Sellers
disagreed, saying that the board
needed to err on the side of cau-
tion to avoid liability. She also
reminded the board that by
enacting this policy, board mem-
bers were following the advice
from several lawyers they had
consulted.
Also during the meeting, it
was announced that all school
districts in the state had submit-
ted a pay-for-performance plan
as part of the state's STAR pro-
gram. The administration had
previously thought that some
school districts would not
attempt to participate, which
would have resulted in additional
'funds for Polk County.


All high school major propos-
als, created as the result of
another state initiative, were
accepted by the Florida Dept. of
Education. More than 200 majors
were identified throughout the
state.
Dr. Reddout also asked the
board to consider discussing the
use of technology in the board
rooms. The meeting agendas
were made electronic in August,
with the hope that board mem-
bers could make votes electroni-
cally as well.
However, there have been sev-
eral meetings where the technol-
ogy was more of a hindrance than
a help, she said. She hopes to see
improvement, but if there is not,
she wants the board to consider
alternatives.


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6 The Polk County Democrat January 22, 2007


Public Notices


IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
I.L.E. PROPERTIES, INC., a Florida corpora-
tion,
Plaintiffs,
VS
ROBERT N. SPIRLET and SANDRA L.
BARRY,
Defendant.
CASE NO:
2006CC-2046
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on
November 27, 2006, this case now pending in
the above Court, I will sell to the highest and
'best bidder for cash at 9:00 a.m. on February
7, 2007, at the Jury Lounge, on the 2nd floor of
the Polk County Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway, Bartow, Florida, as more spe-
cifically set forth in Schedule "F" attached
hereto, the following described following:
Lot 21, Block 282, INDIAN LAKE ES-
TATES, Unit 9 (revised), according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 40, page
42, Public Records of Polk County, Florida.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED this 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-3026
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.
SAll 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
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
TED A. LASSEIGNE, Esquire
Post Office Box 2238
Haines City, FL 33845-2238
Telephone: 863/422-2216
Florida Bar No. 163202
Jan. 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. PEARSONa 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 ISt
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 oendens 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 19th day of December
2QQ6. ,
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By J/ Lori Armij
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 POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Evelyn Angie Alligood
Deceased.
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,
ZQ0_6, and whose Social Security Number
is 259-50-6536, is pending in the Circuit
Court for POLK 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
cdurt 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
SGraniteville, SC 29829
TROIANO & ROBERTS, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Representative
317 SOUTH TENNESSEE AVENUE
LAKELAND, FL 33801-4617
Telephone: (863) 686-7136
Florida Baf 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 Senrices 711.
DATED this 8th day of January, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Courts
By /s/ 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-
SIESSION 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
LAWN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13,
PAGE 14, PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
INCLUDING the following Manufactured
Mobile Home: 1999 SKYLINE CORP.
WINNER 16 X 76, Serial Numbers:
8D610340L.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on CHAD A. DEAN,
ESQUIRE, the Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 118 W. Adams St., Suite 800,
Jacksonville, FL 32202, on or before 30


days of the initial publication on or before
30 days from the date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorneys or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or Petition.
Dated this 10th day of January,2_007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
AS CLERK OF THE COUUH I
By: s/ Xochitl Munoz
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 15, 22, 2007-0166


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
DOUBLE W INVESTMENT CO., INC., a Flor-
ida corporation,
Plaintiff.,
vs.
The unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, and creditors of WADE HAMP-
TON GROOMS, deceased, and all other par-
ties claiming by, through, under, or against
him; and all claimants, persons or pari es,
natural or corporation, or whose exact legal
status is unknown, claiming under any of
the above named or described defendants
and all parties having or claiming to have
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 intelbsts 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-,
tie or interest in and to the property hereaf-
ter described and all others whom it may
concern.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a Warranty Deed Agreement
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 in
the Complaint or Petition.
It 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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CITICORP. TRUST BANK, FSB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ARETHA DORSETT A/K/A ARETHA D. DOR-
SETT; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ARETHA
DORSETT A/K/A ARETHA D. DORSETT; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE. OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF RE-
MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPEC-
TIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT
.#2;
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
06-CA-3938-SEC 7
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in the above-styled cause, in the
Circuit Court of Polk County, Florida, I will
sell to the property situate in Polk County,
Florida, described as:
LOTS 62 AND 63, OF PHILIP
KATZ RE-SUBDIVISION OF OAK
HILL SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE
41, PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 1814 DR Martin Luther
King JR Way N, Haines City, FL
33844
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at the Jury Lounge,
Second Floor, Polk County Courthouse,
255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Florida at 9: o'clock A.M., or as soon
thereafter 900 A.M., the Zth day of
February, 2007.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second'floor, of the Polk County Court-
house located at 255 North Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located on Church,
Street. No entry is possible from Broadway
Avenue. In the event any temporary
change of location is necessary, the Clerk
shall post a "Notice of Change" at the sale
location directing the bidders to the tem-
porary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who.
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the Office
of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-
4690, within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, cll' TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED this 6th of December, 2006.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 22, 29, 2007-0200


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
FEDERAL TRUST BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CAROLINE DONDOUA, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
2006CA-003582-0000-00
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CAROLINE DONDOUA
Residence Unknown
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming interest
by, through, under or against CAROLINE DON-
DOUA, and all parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or interest in the property
herein described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Fore-
closure 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 Avenue, 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
Cdurt 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,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SONG FON CHI, SONG CHOU TSUI LI, et
al.,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.:
2006 CC 003238
NOTICE OF SAl E PURSUANT TO CHAP-
TER45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to an Order or Final Judgment entered
on November 27. 2006. in this case now
pending in this Court, the style of which is
indicated above, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at 9:00 AM on
February- 14 2007 at the Jury
Lounge, Second Floor at the Polk
County Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway, Bartow, Florida
33830, the following described property:
LOT 18, BLOCK 849, VILLAGE 8,
NEIGHBORHOOD 2, POINCIANA SUBDI-
VISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
53, AT PAGES 29-43, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC
AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL
MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAYMENT
OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE
PAID FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PURSU-
ANT TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT.
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER
CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING
AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN
SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF
YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL
NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING,
FUNDS.
All sales are to be held at the Jury
Lounge, Second floor,, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Florida. Please note
that the main entrance is located on
Church Street. No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event any tem-
porary change of location is necessary,
the Clerk shall post a "Notice of Charge"-
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, 2007-0170





IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE 10TH JU- ,
DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., A
Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff,
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 Jury
Lounge, Second Floor at the Polk
County Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway, Bartow, Florida
33830, the following described property:
LOT 17, BLOCK 849, VILLAGE 8,
NEIGHBORHOOD 2, POINCIANA SUBDI-
VISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
53, AT PAGES 29-43, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.


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


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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HARRY E. FRY, JR.
Deceased.
File No.:
07CP-0069
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of HARRY
E. FRY, JR., deceased, whose date of death
was September 18, 2005, 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 January 22, 2007-0215.
Personal Representative:
Terri Jo Fry
1500 Bay Road #366
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Mark E. Clements, Esquire
Attorney for Tern Jo Fry
Florida Bar Number: 276774
Mark E. Clements, P.A.
310 East Main Street
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Telephone: (863) 687-2287
Jan. 22, 29, 2007-0215


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
PLAINTIFFS,
VS.
JASON A. NIGHTLINGER, et ux., et al.,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-2408-0000 SEC. 4
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
the Final Judgment entered in this case
now pending in said Court, the style of
which is indicated above.
I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
.cash at the POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
Jury Lounge, Second floor, 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 A.M.,
on the 7th day of February 2007. the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in
said Order or Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 7 OF THE REPLAT OF
REVA HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 48,
PAGE 4, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST 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.
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.
ORDERED at POLK County Florida, this
Att day of January. 2007.
RICHARD M, WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
POLK, Florida
By: /s/ Marv Thomas
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 22, 29, 2007-0201











The Polk County Democrat 7


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
00'39'00" EAST, 40.00 FEET TO
THE WEST LINE OF SAID PARCEL;
THENCE SOUTH 00'39'00" 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-
C.AST 1/4 A DISTANCE OF 499.00


IEET; THENCE SOUTH 00'38'34"
EAST, 40.00 FEET TO THE SOUTH
RiHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR COUNTY
R(AD 540A SHOWN ON FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTA-
TIGI RIGHT-OF-WAY MAP SEC-
TIOI NUMBER 1668-151 AND THE
PORI OF BEGINNING; THENCE
NOR\ 89'50'17" EAST, ALONG
SAID SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE
166.3 FEET TO THE EAST LINE
OF SA) PARCEL; THENCE SOUTH
00'38 9" EAST, ALONG SAID
EAST INE 25.01 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 9*18'13" WEST, 166.37
FEET TO HE 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"
EAST, 40.00 FEET TO THE SOUTH
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE FOR COUNTY
ROAD 340A 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
00'38'34" 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 20tn 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,
why 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
ryou 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 1LQti 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
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF'
DOROTHY MAY SELLER, 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


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 $500.00
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




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 8th
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.
SHIRLEY BAKER C08
DELORES DUNN B14
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. 22, 29. 2007-0218




NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
S.T.A.R.S. TOWING gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure of Lien and intent to sell vehicles
pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes that on 02/09/2007,
9:30 am at 2935 US HIGHWAY 17 S, BAR-
TOW, FL 33830-8982. S.T.A.R.S. TOWING
reserves the right to accept or reject'any
and/or all bids.
1993 CADILLAC
VIN# 1G6CD53B5P42661 63
1993 JEEP
VIN# 1J4GZ78S1PC1 03305
Jan. 22, 2007-0211






IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
1994 INFINITI,, VIN#
JNKNG01DXRM255780, 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, bon fide Ilenholder,
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
SSale 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 CIVIL ACTION
REALTY CORP.,
Plaintiff
vs.
FLORENCE MILLER, et al.
Defendant(s)
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-2217 WH/7
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated
January 2007 entered in Civil Case Number
53-2004-CA-2217 WH/7, in the Circuit Court
for POLK County, Florida, wherein REALTY
CORP. is the Plaintiff,' and FLORENCE
MILLER, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell
the property situated in POLK County, Florida,
described as:
Lot 216, BRIARGROVE THIRD ADDITION,
according to the map or plat thereof, as re-
corded Plat Book 102, Page 34, Public Re-
cords of Polk County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, in the lobby of the POLK County
Courthouse, Jury Lounge, Second Floor, North
Broadway, Bartow, FL 33830 at 9:00 a.m. on
the 81t day of February. 200Z.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis pendens must
file a claim within 60 days after the sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) working days of your receipt
of this notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Flor-
ida Relay Services 711.
Dated: January 5 2007
Clerk of the Court
by /s/ Mary Thomas
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Jan. 22, 29. 2007-0207



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-DM-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-
tice 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
NOTjCE 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 OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
BANKERS TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE,
FOR THE AMRESCO RESIDENTIAL SECU-
RITIES CORPORATION MORTGAGE LOAN
TRUST 1998-01,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
BEATRICE JONES A/K/A AVA BEATRICE
JONES A/K/A AVA B. JONES, IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING-AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST BEATRICE JONES A/K/A AVA
BEATRICE JONES A/K/A AVA B. JONES;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BEATRICE JONES
A/K/A AVA BEATRICE JONES A/K/A AVA B.
JONES, IF ANY; ALMA L. JONES, IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES. LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST ALMA L. JONES; JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-04CA-4406-SEC04'
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Granting the Motion to Reset Foreclo-
sure Sale dated January 3 2007 entered in
Civil Case No. 53-04CA-4406-SEC04 of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and
for POLK County, BARTOW, Florida, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash at THE
JURY LOUNGE, SECOND FLOOR at the
POLK County Courthouse located at 255 N
Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on the th.day of February 2007 the following
described property as set forth in said Sum-
mary Final Judgment, to-wit:
THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 1 IN
BLOCK 9, LESS THE NORTH
118.50 FEET AND THE SOUTH
80 FEET OF THE EAST 50 FEET
OF THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 1
AND THE EAST 149.25 FEET
OF THE NORTH 5 FEET OF LOT
4, OF W.R. VARN'S ADDITION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN DEED
BOOK "E", PAGE 37, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AND CORRECTED IN
CORRECTED PLAT OF BLOCKS
7, 8 AND 9 OF W.R. VARN'S
ADDITION, PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE
16, PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry
is possible from Broadway Avenue. In the
event any temporary change is necessary,
the Clerk will post a "Notice .of Change" at
the sale location directing the bidders to the
Temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 4th day of January 2007.
RICHARD. M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Jan. 22, 29, 2007-0203




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
IRWIN MORTGAGE CORPORATION.
PLAINTIFF
VS.
KEVIN A. WALTERS; MELISSA A. WALTERS;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MELISSA A. WAL-
TERS IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,.


THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
: CASE NO:
53-2006-CA-003479-0000-SEC 07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 9. 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 53-


2006-CA-003479-0000-SEC 07 of the Circuit
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
POLK County, BARTOW, Florida, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at THE
JURY LOUNGE, SECOND FLOOR at the
POLK County Courthouse located at 255 N
Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on the 9th day of February 2007 the following
described property as set forth in said Sum-

mary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 328 COUNTRY VIEW ES-
TATES, PHASE 3A, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
101, PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA., TOGETHER WITH
THAT CERTAIN 1997 HERITAGE
LEGACY MOBILE HOME ID#
FLFLT9A1271 9HE21 AND
FLFLT79B12719HE21, TITLE
NO. 73763477 AND 73763475
TOGETHER WITH: 1997 DOU-
BLE WIDE MOBILE HOME VIN#
FLFLT79A12719HE21 AND
FLFLT79B1 2719HE21
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 location directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 11th day of January. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Jan. 22, 29, 2007-0209


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
POLLY JEANNE GRISSOM,
Deceased.
File No. 07CP-0076
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
AND
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of POLLY
JEANNE GRISSOM, deceased, File Num-
ber 07CP-0076, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33830-9000. The
estate is IN TESTATE. The names and ad -
dresses of the Personal Representative and
the Personal Representative's attorney are set
forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this Notice of Admin-
istration is served who have objections that
challenge the validity of the will, the qualifica-
tions of the personal representative, venue, or
jurisdiction of this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
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 (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
(30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and 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.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is: January 22 2007
Personal Representative:
Bilynda Chandler
P.O. Box 491
Lake Hamilton, FL 33851
STEPHEN F. BAKER
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Attorney for Personal Representative
800 FIRST STREET, S.
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880
Florida Bar No.: 217182
Telephone: (863) 299-2118
Jan. 22, 29, 2007-0217



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
IVAN C. ROSS
Deceased.
File No.:
2007-CP-0005
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of IVAN C.
ROSS, deceased, whose date of death was
NovembeP 21, 2006, File Number 2007-CP-
0005, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is PO Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bar-
tow, Florida 33831. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons 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 TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate 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 PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
January 23 2007.
Personal Representative:
PATRICIA LAVON SHIRLEY
827 Hillcrest Drive
Bradenton, Florida 34209
Attorney for Personal Representative:
V. WILLIAM KAKLIS
Florida Bar No. 115232
KAKLIS, VENABLE & WITT, PA
1400 4th Avenue West
Bradenton, Florida 34205
Telephone: 941-747-1180
Jan. 22, 29, 2007-0214


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January 22, 2007










8 The Polk County Democrat January 22, 2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS. INC.
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
JOYCE C. HAYES; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN
POSSESSION #1; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN
POSSESSION #2; IF LIVING, AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
DEFENDANTS.
NO.: 05-CA-2172
Division: 07
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
January 3, 2007, entered in Civil Case No. 05-
CA-2172 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for POLK County, Florida,
wherein MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMS, INC., .Plaintiff and
JOYCE C. HAYES are defendantss, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT
THE JURY LOUNGE, SECOND FLOOR,
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255 NORTH
BROADWAY AVENUE, BARTOW, FLORIDA,
AT 9:00 AM, MAIN ENTRANCE IS ON
CHURCH STREET, NO ENTRY AVAILABLE
ON BROADWAY AVE. February 7, 2007, the
following described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to-wit:
THAT PART OF LOT 8 OF COUNTRY
RIDGE ADDITION, PHASE 2-B, AS
SHOWN BY MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN OFFICE OF THE CLERK
OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 79, PAGE 47, DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE MOST SOUTH-
ERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 8 AND
RUN THENCE NORTH 33 DEGREES 34,
MINUTES 54 SECONDS EAST ALONG
THE SOUTHWESTERLY BOUNDARY OF
SAID LOT 7 A DISTANCE OF 60.31 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE NORTH 56 DEGREES 12 MIN-
UTES 05 SECONDS WEST, 114.78 FEET
TO A CURVE HAVING A CENTRAL AN-
GLE OF 18 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 23
SECONDS ND RADIUS POINT BEARING
NORTH 43 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 50
SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 50.00
FEET; THENCE ALONG SAID CURVE
16.09 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 56 DE-
GREES 12 MINUTES 05 SECONDS
EAST, 113.87 FEET TO SAID SOUTH-
EASTERLY BOUNDARY, SOUTH 33 DE-
GREES 34 MINUTES 54 SECONDS
WEST, 16.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
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 hntry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled at.no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED at BARTOW, Florida, this 4th
day of January, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(Seal) .
Jan. 22, 29, 2007-0204


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BRENDA D. GAULE; RICHARD E. GAULE; G:
OROPEZA, AS TRUSTEE OF THE 410
POMELO, ALFREDO, OXALIS AND ENGLE-
WOOD PARK TRUST DATED JULY 28,
2005; FRANCES TOMLINSON; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF FRANCE TOMLINSON;
IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF RE-
MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPEC-
TIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS,
AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT
#2;
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
06-CA-3725-SEC 7
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in
the above-styled cause, in the Circuit
Court of Polk County, Florida, I will sell to
the property situate in Polk County, Flor-
ida, described as:
PLACE NO. 4, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 23, PAGE 45, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 410 E. POMELO STREET,
LAKE ALFRED, FL 33850
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at the Jury Lounge,
Second Floor, Polk County Courthouse,
255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Florida at 9:00 o'clock A.M., or as soon
thereafter 9:00 A.M., the 9th day of
February, 2007.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Court-
house located at 255 North Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Florida. Please note 'that
the main entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from Broadway
Avenue. In the event any temporary
change of location is necessary, the Clerk
shall post a "Notice of Change" at the sale
location directing the bidders to the tem-
porary sale location.


If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the Office
of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-
4690, within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED this 11th of January, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Ry 5/ 2! or i Arm-0ij 8

wii. ??., 29, ?00W-0208


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
BRETT UPTHAGROVE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARIE D. BODDIE a/k/a MARIE
BODDIE, Individually, and the several
and respective unknown assigns, succes-
sors in interest, trustees or any other per-
son claiming by, through, under or against
any defendants or other legal entity
named as a defendant; and all claimants,
persons or parties, natural or corporate, or
whose exact legal status is unknown,
claiming under any of the above named or
described defendants or parties or claim-
ing to have any right, title, or interest in
and to the lands hereafter described; WA-
CHOVIA BANK, N.A., successor by
merger to FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2006CA-004461-0000-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MARIE D. BODDIE
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet
Title on the following property in Polk County,
Florida:
Lots 19, 20, 21, and 22,"
Block 2, CARY WALTERS FIRST
SUBDIVISION, according to the
Plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 7, at Page 5, of the Pub-
lic 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 ALBERT C. GALLO-
WAY, JR., ALBERT C. GALLOWAY, JR., P.A.,
whose address is Post Office Box 3339,
Lake Wales, Florida 33859-3339 within
thirty (30) days after the first publication
of this notice, and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before service on
plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in 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.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on January 17, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 2007-0212

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Green Tree Servicing, LLC successor serv-
icer to GreenPoint Credit, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
Terri L. Green a/k/a Terri L. Pittard, Mi-
chael Pittard, IF LIVING, AND IF DECEASED,
THEIR UNKNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THEM; Beneficial Flor-
ida, Inc.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AND
ANY OTHER PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY WHOSE
REAL NAMES ARE UNCERTAIN,
Defendants.
CASE NO. :
2006CA-3785
DIVISION: 4
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that,'pursuant to an
order or a final judgment of foreclosure entered
in the above-captioned action, I will sell the
property situated in Polk County, Florida, de-
scribed as:
Lot 84, THE VILLAGE LAKELAND UNIT
NO. 3, according to the Plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 62, Page 14, Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
INCLUDING the following Manufactured
Mobile Home: 2000 REDMAN HOMES
LIMITED, 24 x 44, Serial Numbers:
FLA14614699A & FLA14614699B
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder
for cash, at the east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on February 9, 2007.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus form the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the Lis Pen-
dens must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Court-
house located at 255 North Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from Broadway
Avenue. In the event any temporary
change of location is necessary, the Clerk
shall post a "Notice of Change" at the sale
location directing the bidders to the tem-
porary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the Office
of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-
4690, within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or
voice'impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 8th day of January. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
AS CLERK OF THE COURT
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 22, 29, 2007-0206
)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFI-
CATEHOLDERS OF SOUNDVIEW HOME
LOAN TRUST 2006-OPT2, ASSET-BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT2,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
MICHAEL MUMBLOW A/K/A MICHAEL G.
MUMBLOW; PATSY MUMBLOW; ANY AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
2006-CA-004292


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 9 2007 entered in Civil Case No.
2006-CA-004292 of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for POLK County,
BARTOW, Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at THE JURY LOUNGE,
SECOND FLOOR at the POLK County Court-
house located at 255 N Broadway Ave. in Bar-
tow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 9th day of
February 2007 the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
A PORTION OF TRACT E. CRESCENT


Public Notices


ESTATES, SUBDIVISION 1, UNIT A, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 52, PAGE 5
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS: COMMENCE
AT A POINT ON THE WESTERLY LIMITS
OF TRACT E, SAID POINT BEING THE
RIGHT OF WAY INTERSECTION OF CE-
DAR DRIVE AND FOREST DRIVE;
THENCE S 55'00'00" EAST ALONG THE
RIGHT OF WAY OF FOREST DRIVE
12.70 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE S84'11'37" E, 143.37
FEET TO A POINT ON THE EASTERLY
BOUNDARY OF SAID TRACT E;
THENCE SOUTH ALONG SAID EAST-
ERLY BOUNDARY OF 66.00 FEET;
THENCE WEST 21.17 FEET;-THENCE
N70'42'15" WEST 55.00 FEET; THENCE
N84'11'37" WEST, 29.64 FEET TO A
POINT ON THE EASTERLY RIGHT OF
WAY OF SAID FOREST DRIVE, AND
SAID POINT BEING ON A CURVE CON-
CAVED SOUTHWESTERLY, HAVE A
RADIUS OF 100.00 FEET, A CHORD
DISTANCE OF 71.59 FEET AND A
CHORD BEARING OF N34'01'39";
THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG
THE ARC OF SAID CURVE THRU A
CENTRAL ANGLE OF 41'56'54", AN
ARC DISTANCE OF 73.21 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
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 location directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 11th day of January. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Jan. 22, 29, 2007-0210


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
WAYNE L. PRIDGEN and ELIZABETH J.
PRIDGEN, Husband and Wife,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ELICIA K. ABBOTT, f/k/a ELICIA K. ROGERS
and her Husband, JOHN RANDALL ABBOTT;
and POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, a political
subdivision of the State of Florida,
Defendant.
CASE NO.:
53 2006 CA 003963 0000 00
Section 04
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
entered on January 5, 2007, by the above enti-
tled Court in the above styled cause, the un-
dersigned Clerk of Court or any of his duly
-authorized deputies, will sell the property situ-
ated in POLK County, Florida, described as:
Begin 105 feet East of the Northwest
corner of the South half of Lot 251 of
WAHNETA FARMS, a subdivision re-
corded in Plat Book 1, pages 82-A and
82-B, public records of Polk County,
Florida, and run East 52.5 feet, South
210 feet, West 52.5 feet and North 210
feet to'the point of beginning, less
maintained right-of-way for Tenth Street
East; together with mobile home lo-
cated thereon, ID#LD60122299
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
at public outcry to the highest and best bidder
for cash on February 9 2007 at 9:00 A.M. in
the Jury Lounge, Second Floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broadway Avenue,
Bartow, Florida, subject to all ad valorem taxes
and assessments for the real property de-
scribed above.
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 on January 8, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-2
Bartow, FL 33831-9000
BY: /s/Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 22, 29, 2007-0205




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY
AMERICAS, AS TRUSTEE AND CUSTODIAN
FOR IXIS REAL ESTATE CAPITAL TRUST,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
TALITHA B. KEYT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
TALITHA B. KEYT IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION


DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2006-CA-003928-SEC 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 3 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 53-
2006-CA-003928-SEC 11 of the Circuit Court
of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for POLK
County, BARTOW, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at THE JURY
LOUNGE, SECOND FLOOR at the POLK
County Courthouse located at 255 N Broad-
way Ave. in Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 7th day of February 2007 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Summary


Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 12, LESS THE SOUTH
42.02 FEET OF REVA HEIGHTS
ADDITION NO. 5, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
65, PAGE 23, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale. if any. other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens. must file a claim T
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 BroBdway 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 location directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 41h day of January.200.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Jan. 22, 29, 2007-0202


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:
D.S. DOB: 06/19/2004
MINOR CHILD *
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
2004-DP-684200-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
EMMANUEL NUTWEG
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Petition under oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the permanent
commitment of
D.S., a male child, born on 06/19/2004,
to Zemora Smith.
for subsequent adoption and you are
hereby COMMANDEDto be and appear be-
fore MAGISTRATE ROBIN MATIS-JACKSON
in HEARING ROOM at 1:30 P.M. on the 31st
of January, 2007, for this hearing at POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, COURTROOM-
5C1, 255 N. Broadway, 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 Debbie Stinson
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Dec. 14, 21, 28, 2006-Jan. 18, 22, 25, 29,
2007-4299FR



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
BRETT UPTHAGROVE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARIE D. BODDIE a/k/a MARIE
BODDIE, Individually, and the several
and respective unknown assigns, succes-
sors in interest, trustees or any other per-
son claiming by, through, under or against
any defendants or other legal entity
named as a defendant; and all claimants,
persons or parties, natural or corporate, or
whose exact legal status is unknown,
claiming under any of the above named or
described defendants, or parties or claim-
ing to have any right, title, or interest in
and to the lands hereafter described; WA-
CHOVIA BANK, N.A., successor by
merger to FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-20060A-004461-0000-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MARIE D. BODDIE
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet
Title Deed on the following property in Polk
County, Florida:
Lots 19, 20, 21, and 22,
Block 2, CARY WALTERS FI,
according to the map or plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book
40, at Page 42, of the Public
Records of Polk County, Flor-
ida.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on ALBERT C. GALLO-
WAY, JR., ALBERT C. GALLOWAY, JR., P.A.,
whose address is Post Office Box 3339,
Lake Wales, Florida 33859-3339 within
thirty (30) days after the first publication
of this notice, and file the original with the
clerk of this court either before service on
plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in 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-
tiator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on January 1 7, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS


As Clerk of said Court
By. /s/ Xochitl Munoz
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 2007-0213




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC,
PLAINTIFFS,
VS.
WILLIE HANDFORD, et ux., et al.,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO.
53-2006-CA-5065-0000 SEC. 7
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
ARKESHA R. BERRY, if alive, and/or
dead his (their) unknown heirs, devi-
sees, legatees or grantees and all per-
sons or parties claiming by, through,
under or against him (them).
Addresses unknown.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Action for
foreclosure of a mortgage on the following
property in POLK County, Florida:
LOT 21, STARLING PLACE, ACCQBD-
ING TO PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 106, PAGE 50 AND 51,
OF THE 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 SPEAR AND HOFFMAN, P.A.,
Attorneys, whose address is 9700 South Dixie
Highway, Suite 610, Miami, Florida 33156,
(305)670-2299, within 30 days after the first
publication of the notice and to file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on SPEAR AND HOFFMAN, P.A., at-
torneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a
default will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in 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.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 17th day of January, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 22, 29, 2007-0216


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
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NEVOS, LLC
PLAINTIFF,
.VS.
ROBIE N. MOSELY, and any Unknown Heirs,
Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Lienors,
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DEFENDANTSS.
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NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ROBIE N. MOSELY, deceased, and any
Unknown Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, As-
signees, Lienors, Creditors, Trustees, or
Other Parties Claiming BY, Through, Under
Or Against ROBIE N. MOSELY, and All Par-'
ties having or claiming to have any right,
title or interest in the property herein de-
scribed
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
quiet title on the following property in Polk-
County, Florida, to wit:
HIGHLAND SUB OF 4 PG 2 BLK
F LOT 9, according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 4, Page 2, Public Re-
cords of Polk County, Florida
has been filed against you. You are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Adriana Shi-
meall, Esq., Miller, South & Milhausen
P.A., Gateway Center, 1000 Legion
Place, Suite 1200, Orlando, Florida
32801, 37 days from the first publica-'
tion 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 or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at POLK County, this 18th day of.
January, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
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LARGE YARD, Bake & Craft Sale. Bene-
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SATURDAY 27TH. Lots and lots of stuff.
Lots of glassware, plus size clothing, an-
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Pine Avenue, Fort Meade.


LOST
1 YEAR old brown with white chest dog
in area of Carpenter and Floral. Cell 286-
7443. /
GIRLS BIKE w/basket at FMHS near caf-
eteria. 285-8625.

FOUND
BLONDE LAB, large male, collar but no
tag. Found area of Pearl and Jackson on
New Year's Day. Very friendly. Call 533-
3139.

RED MALE Pomerainium in Waneta
863-258-8900.

FREE
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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.

NOTICE
I David B. Dodson, Jr. will no longer be
responsible as of January 16, 2007, for
any debts or liability incurred by the Busi-
ness Fantasy Glass, currently located at
845 U.S. Hwy 17-S. Bartow, Florida.
WANTED
NICE CHRISTIAN woman to care for my
elderly grandmother day and night.
Please call Patricia-863-698-4700.


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 DINING room sets $50 each. 533-
7529.
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
3 FINE Oriental Screens with panel inlaid
$250. 2 others at $150 each. Camcorder
$225. Telescope $125. Exercise bike
$125.533-6345.
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.

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.

1992 JEEP Wrangler 4x4, white, mint
condition, $4,000. New tires, new carpet,
533-2075.


MOBILE HOME
FOR SALE
1989 PARK Model 35ft with 35ft Florida
room. Great condition in Hammock Lake
Estates RV section #22, $3,000. Must
meet management approval. 863-285-
9004.

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

LOT FOR SALE
RESIDENTIAL LOT (105x77) in Square
Lake Subdivision in Bartow, a gated,.
deed-restricted community. $45,000. Of-
fered by Joe L. Davis, Inc. Realtors. 863-
773-2128. www.joeldavis.com.

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


1/1 MOTHER-IN-LAW suite 8451/2 6th
Avenue, Bartow. $500 per month. 850-
294-7335.

COUNTRY LIVING, single story apart-
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$520. Hurry-only a few left. Call 863-
534-3243. Bearcreek Apartments.
505 N. SEARCY 2 bedroom/1 bath
$550 monthly, $500 security deposit. 1
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533-4482.

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.
Suitable for adults. 533-4088.
OAKS LANDING Town House available.
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and garbage. Call 533-6958 for more in-
formation.
ONE BEDROOM furnished apartment,
utilities furnished. No pets. 285-9422.


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SERVICES
ACCEPTING STUDENTS for Piano,
$15.00, 1/2 hour. Beginner or advanced.
533-1640 or cell 941-223-4602.

AIRBORNE TREE SERVICE. Complete
tree service available. Licensed and In-
sured. Free Estimates. Senior and Milita-
ry discounts. 863-370-0221.
BASS LAWN CARE
Free estimates given. Commercial or
Residential. Call 533-2244. Licensed and
Insured.
CALVIN'S HAULING INC.
Topsoil, fildird, concrete wash. Licensed
and Insured. Call 533-1852 leave mes-
sage if no answer.
CERTIFIED ROOFING. Best prices in
town. Guaranteed. 863-534-1239.
CERTIFIED ROOFING. Why spend
$1,000's for a new roof when repairs is
all you need. 863-401-5501.
EASY HOME REPAIR. Free estimates.
Call 863-669-8375.'
HONEY DOS-CHRISTIAN lady to clean
your home. 533-1640 or cell 941-223-
4602.
LOPEZ PHOTOS. We do weddings,
sweet 16 etc. Se habla espanol. 863-
324-3255 or cell 863-860-5204.
LOWER your monthly payments. Refi-
nance you mortgage up to 100%. Pro-
grams for first time home buyers. Fast
approval. 239-440-2061.
PHOTOGRAPHY. WE do weddings and
more! Call Creech Photography at 533-
5676.
PORTRAIT AND wedding photography.
Children, families, pets, in-home sittings.
Jack Littlefield, Photographic Memories.
533-9064.
PRO-GRASS LAWN MAINTENANCE.
Commercial, Residential, Licensed, In-
sured. Free estimates. Tractor work, box
blade, mowing, loader, brush rake. Tony
(863)285-6451.
W. B. Olliff, Jr. Tree Surgeon, Inc.
No job too tall or too small. Free
estimates and Insured. 863-773-4478.
WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM
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HOUSE
FOR RENT
1 BEDROOM cottage, air conditioner,
unfurnished. $400 security plus utilities.
$100 per week. 533-3237.
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.
3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, ride by. 595 E.
Parker. The call. 863-647-8545.
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
.TOP NOTCH REALTY
Website www.topnotchrealtv.org

BARTOW, 530 Lucile Street. 3 bedroom,
1 bath, central heat/air, separate utility
room, eat-in kitchen, dining room, living
room, ceiling fans, single car carport,
fenced yard, covered patio, large shed,
new carpet $135,000. Call Owner
(863)644-0756.
CHARMING 3 bedroom, 2 bath home,
situated on a beautiful corner lot in Bar-
tow. 1573 sq-foot living area. Priced at
$164,900. Motivated sellers. Bring all of-
fers. Contact Sean Paul, Realtor with Ex-
it Realty the Heart of Florida 863-412-
5305.
SOUTH LAKELAND, 5924 Crews Lake
Road. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Den, central
h/a, new carpet and ceramic tile, kitchen
has stove, refrigerator and dishwasher,
blinds, utility room with washer/dryer
hookups newly painted inside and out,
fenced yard. $159,900. Call Owner 863-
644-0756. No Realtors Please.


GENERAL
HELP WANTED
ASSISTANT MANAGERS NEEDED
Sonic Drive-In coming to Bartow &
Haines City. Fast food experience re-
quired. Great opportunity for advance-
ment. Contact Kevin @ 407-276-0308.

BARTOW DENTAL OFFICE looking for
dental assistant with expanded duties.
Please fax resume to 863-533-8371 or
mail to P.O. Box 728, Bartow, 33831.
EXPERIENCED HELP needed in Mul-
berry Restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and
dinner. Call Kim Martin 604-8828 after

LOCAL CITRUS company needs truck
driver for local deliveries with Class A
CDL classification. 863-537-1343.

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

MC'S GUNSMITHING wants to buy
used, damaged, or other unwanted fire-
arms for parts. (863) 285-9234.

OPENINGS FOR night shift at Extruders
Unlimited in Fort Meade. Drug Free
Work Place. Call Shannon at 863-285-
6711 for appointment.
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.


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


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REPORTER

Great opportunity for aspiring journalist
or someone who loves to write.
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The Fort Meade Leader, a twice-weekly
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seeking a full-time reporter. Assignments
include everything from politic, to commu-
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fire news. Photography experience helpful,
but we'll train you.
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Sports






Lady Jackets Softball Returns With

Scrimmage and Alumni Game


By MARK KING

It's that time of year once
again.
The outfield has been mowed,
the sponsors' signs are going up
along the fence, there's clay on
the infield and it's ready to play
on.
It's Bartow High School soft-
ball time!
As usual, the expectations for
the new year are high and begin
with a look back to the past as the
ladies host the 2007 Alumni
Event at Lady Jacket Stadium on
the campus of BHS.
The event begins on Friday
night, Jan. 26, as Coach Glenn
Rutenbar, the assistant coaches,
and the athletes present "Fan
Appreciation Night."
Starting at 6:30 p.m., fans,


boosters, family, and friends of
the Lady Jackets are invited to
watch a special scrimmage
between the varsity and junior
varsity teams. And as an added
bonus, the concessions stand (the
Caf6 de Concession) will be serv-
ing your food for the evening free
of charge.
Of course, donations will be
accepted, if you insist.
Then on Saturday, the 27th,
the alumni game starts off at
10:30 a.m. Past players are invit-
ed to come down to the field early
to register and stretch those tired
old muscles before playing with
the JV Bugs.
Registration for the Alumni
Game is $25 per player, and that
allows them to participate in the
game as well as getting a great
barbecue dinner and commemo-


rative T-shirt.
Fans can also come down and
enjoy the game free of charge.
Barbecue dinners will be avail-
able for sale, as well as season
tickets, team T- shirts, and hats.
According to Coach Rutenbar,
2007 family season passes are
available for just $55 and the
Fan-tastic seating, located right
behind home plate, still only costs
$50 per seat. In addition, the
number of luxury seats along the
first base line have been
increased to 30 this year and are
available for the discriminating
fan for $100.
So get ready, softball fans --
Lady Jackets softball is returning
;and the Bugs are ready to make a
run for their sixth state champi-
onship in a row.,


SNews


BHS Girls Soccer Defeat Lake Wales in

Sudden Death to Earn District Title


By MIKE DeNEVE

The Bartow High School Lady
Yellow Jackets soccer team
defeated a tough and determined
Lake Wales Highlander squad 2-1
in overtime for the Class 4A
District 9 Title last Friday night
at Kathleen's Johnny Johnson
Stadium.
Bartow came into the district
tournament as the top district
seed, earning them a bye in the
first round of tournament play.
Bartow defeated a much
improved Ridge Community High
School team by a 3-1 score in a
second round game on Thursday
night.
Rachel Giddens scored two
goals in the game against Ridge
with the third goal scored by Sara
Nikdel. Goalkeeper Marion
Maloney made several key saves
in the game to preserve the win.
In the championship game on


Friday night, Bartow scored first
in the opening half of the game on
a perfectly executed corner kick
by Nikdel. Lake Wales tied the
score later in the first half on a
penalty kick.
The defenses took over in the
second half with several scoring
opportunities neutralized by the
defensive efforts of both teams.
The second half ended witf. the
score knotted at one-all.
A 10-minute sudden death
overtime period followed regula-
tion play.
Lake Wales had an opportuni-
ty to score early in the overtime
but was turned away by another
outstanding BHS defensive effort.
Bartow got 'their opportunity
to score a few minutes later on a
direct free kick taken from 35
yards away following a Lake
Wales foul.
Nikdel lofted the ball over the
Lake Wales defense where it was


Southeastern University


mishandled by the Lake Wales
goalkeeper. Lady Jacket midfield-
er Erika Turnbull found her way
to the loose ball and knocked it in
the goal for the winning score.
This is the Lady Jackets' fifth
district title in the last six years.
It was especially meaningful this
year since it was a rebuilding
year for the Lady Jackets after
losing several talented senior
players to graduation last year.
The Lady Jackets are playing
under the direction of first-year
Head Coach Beth Brandt and
Assistant Coach Nikki DeNeve,
and have posted a 10-10-4 overall
record heading into the regional
quarterfinals.
Bartow will host the quarterfi-
nals on Thursday, Jan. 25, at
Bartow Memorial Stadium where
they will face Class 4A District 10
runner-up Braden River.


JSL Hosts Achivement Academy 5K Run/Walk Hosts Tony Dungy Luncheon


Junior Service League of
Bartow is hosting a 5K Run/Walk
in beautiful Mary Holland Park
in Bartow that will benefit the
Achievement Academy.
This year, the event will be
held on Saturday, Feb. 10.
Registration is from 7:15-7:45
a.m. and the race begins at 8 a.m.
The entry fee is $20 on or before


Feb. 7 and $25 after Feb. 7 and
the day of race. All ages are invit-
ed to participate.
The Achievement Academy is a
charter school providing educa-
tion and therapy services to chil-
dren with developmental
delays/disabilities in Polk County.
The Achievement Academy
assists children and their families


through education, support,
resources and advocacy at each of
its three locations Lakeland,
Bartow and Winter Haven.
Those interested in running,
walking, volunteering or becom-
ing a sponsor should call Beth
Wilkin at 559-9441 or Stacy
Williams at 683-6504.


MacDonald IMC Peace River Park 5K

To Perform Cross Country Run Set


At FSC
Florida Southern will present
Robert MacDonald, artist-in-
residence, presenting selections
of his all-time favorite keyboard
repertoire.
"Robert MacDonald Presents"
takes place Monday, Feb. 5, at
7:30 p.m. in Branscomb Audito-
rium on the Florida Southern
campus.
MacDonald has been with the
college since 1964. He holds mu-
sic degrees from the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
Indiana University, and the Aus--
trian Academy of Music in Vi-
enna.
After critically praised Euro-
pean solo debuts and a highly
successful New York debut in
Carnegie Recital Hall, he began
concert-piano tours throughout
the United States, with one such
tour bringing him to FSC.
In the ensuing years with the
college, MacDonald has success-
fully combined teaching with
concert touring and arts admini-
stration.
Tickets are $20. FSC students
are admitted free of charge; non-
FSC students pay half price.
For ticket information, con-
tact the Branscomb Auditorium
box office at 680-4296.

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Ft. Meade 285-8625



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Polk County Leisure Services
hosts the IMC Peace River Park
5-K Cross Country Run on Sat-
urday, Feb. 3.
Check-in and registration are
at 7 a.m., and the race begins at
8 a.m.
IMC Peace River Park is lo-
cated on State Road 640, one
mile east of U.S. Highway 17/98,
just south of Bartow.
Early registration by Jan. 24
is $15. Registratioti is $20 on the


day of the race.
Awards and t-shirts guaran-
teed to pre-registered partici-
pants. Awards in age and gender
categories Refreshments pro-
vided.
Spectators are weclome.
For more information, call
Jennifer Wilson at 534-4340, e-
mail her at jenniferwilson@polk-
county.net, or visit www.polk-
county.net.


Head Coach Tony Dungy of the
AFC Champion Indianapolis
Colts will speak on the campus of
Southeastern University this
spring.
The public is invited to lunch
with Coach Dungy in
Southeastern's Gymnasium at
noon on March 16. Tickets cost
$50 per person and include a buf-
fet lunch and general seating.
Corporate tables, which seat
eight people, are available for
$500 and include a buffet lunch,
reserved seating and table sig-
nage.
Tickets may be purchased
online at
www.seuniversity.edu/forum or
by calling toll-free at 866-295-
9333.
Dungy's keynote address is
titled, "The X's and O's of Servant
Leadership." Dungy, who is in his
fifth season with the Colts, is con-
sidered one of the National
Football League's most respected
and popular coaches.
He took the helm of the club in


2002 after serving six seasons
with the Buccaneers, where he
became the most successful head
coach in Tampa Bay history.
He began his coaching career
in 1980 as a defensive backs
coach at his alma mater, the
University of Minnesota, where
he played quarterback for the
Golden Gophers from 1973 to
1976.
Dungy is active in the commu-
nity as a public speaker for the


Fellowship of Christian Athletes
and Athletes in Action. He
launched Mentors for Life, a pro-
gram that provided tickets to
Buccaneers home games to area
youth and their mentors.
He also has been a supporter of
various charitable programs,
such as Family First, Big
Brothers/Big Sisters, Boys &
Girls Clubs, the Prison Crusade
Ministry and foster parenting
organizations.


Morrison's Sight Center
is pleased to announce that
Dr. Richard B. Lake, Optometrist
is available to provide Eye Examinations by appointment at
Morrison's Sight Center
6027 Cypress Gardens Blvd.. Winter Haven
Dr. Lake invites his previous patients to
Telephone 326-5824 for an appointment
(across from Cypress Gardens Adventure Park next tq-Publix)


Poker Tournament

To Benefit Noah's Ark


A Texas Hold 'Em poker tour-
nament will be held on Friday,
Feb. 2, at the Lake Mirror Audi-
torium.
.The event is a fund-raising
benefit for Noah's Ark of Central
Florida.
Donations of $50 in advance
or $75 at the door per player are
requested.
The event will begin at 5 p.m.
with registration, and a learning


class from 5 to 5:30 p.m.
The tournament will begin at
6 p.m.
The grand prize for the event
is a three-day, two-night cruise
and other prizes will be
awarded.
The event also will feature a
cash bar and silent auction.
For information, call Ed
Rumph at 688-9000, ext. 209.


First Methodist School

Seeks Sponsors For Auction


First Methodist School will
hold its annual dinner and auc-
tion on Saturday, Feb. 24, at
Peace River Country Club.
Sponsorships are available at
several levels. Platinum sponsor-
ships are $500 and above, gold
are $250 to $499, silver are $100
to $249 and bronze sponsorships
are $50 to $99.


Tickets for the dinner event
are $30. A table for eight is $230.
The menu includes salad, roast
beef, baked chicken, rice pilaf,
baked potato, vegetables, rolls
and desserts.
The events also will feature a
Chinese and silent auction.
For information, call 533-
0905.


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or photo? Please call
The Democrat, 533-4183
The Leader, 285-8625


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Supplement to The Polk County Democrat And The Fort Meade Leader


World of Facts


The Seven Continents


Planet Earth



SMillions of years ago, the continents
were joined in an area we call Pangaea.
Over millions of years, the land areas
drifted apart to form the seven continents.


71 percent of the
Earth is covered
by water.


S29 percent
is land.


Continent sizes
in square miles
* Asia: 11,875,620
* Africa: 11,508,624
* Europe*: 8,779,335
* North America: 8,209,087
* South America:-6,765,425
* Antarctica: 5,405,430
* Australia and nearby
islands: 3,253,543
*includes all of Russia
Number of countries
* Africa: 53
* Asia: 49
*.Europe: 47
* North America: 23
* South America: 12
* Australia and nearby
islands: 14
* Antarctica: about 30
research stations. Several
countries claim areas.


Percent of Earth's
population
* Asia: 60.6 percent
* Africa: 14.0
* Europe: 11.1
* North America: 7.9
* South America: 5.8
* Australia and nearby
islands: 0.5
Source: World Almanac 2007


/1 1. Africa'
The Nile is the world's
longest river (more than Egypt is the site of the
4,000 miles). ancient pyramids.
Africa is the only continent
without a long mountain range.
Africa has many --
natural resources,
including copper,
diamonds, gold *,The world's largest desert, the
and petroleum. Sahara, covers an area about
SThe African the size of the United States.
The African
elephant is the
world's largest
land animal. A f /J


* The cheetah is the
fastest short-distance
animal.


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Continent Quiz-a-Roo
Notice the numbers in the map. This geography quiz has two parts. First, name the continents. Second, read the
fact and identify the continent by writing its number next to the fact.
1 Continent
S3. Lakes number
21 ,^ H H. Largest freshwater: Lake Superior, U.S.
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3. 5. I. Highest navigable lake: Lake Titicaca, Bolivia and Peru L-
4 Driest place
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A. Biggest city: Tokyo, Japan .................
B. Biggest country: China .................... -
C. Smallest country: Vatican City.............. E
D. Biggest state in the U.S.: California .......... O
E. Biggest city in the U.S.: New York City ....... E
Area
F. Lowest area: Dead Sea, 1,310 feet
below sea level between Jordan and
Israel................................. I
G. Highest mountain: Mount Everest in Nepal
and Tibet, 29,028 feet ........... ......... .


L. Hottest recorded in shade: 136.4 degrees F in Libya..
Largest producers
M. Cotton, rice, sweet potatoes: China .........
N Olives: Spain ...........................

O. Copper: Chile ...........................

P. Gold: South Africa .......................

Q. Sheep: China .......................

R. Diamonds: Australia .....................


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you can find: man in the moon word MINI* heart below. Some words are hidden backward. See if you can
elephant head find: SEA, VALLEY, EAST, NORTH, RIVER, CONTINENT,
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* The equator passes through
this continent. Many areas are
very hot. Some areas of this
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Th ini Standards Spotlight:
S*b i U T rsac. The Seven Continents
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 physical and human characteristics of places. (Geography: Places
and Regions)
* Students compute fluently and make reasonable estimates. (Mathematics: Numbers and
Operations)
Activities:
1. Create your own continent. Draw its shape on a piece of paper. Put in mountains and rivers.
Give your continent a name. Write a sentence telling about your continent.
2. Try to find news stories from as many continents as possible. Write the headlines from the
stories on a piece of paper. Next to each headline, write the name of the country and continent
where the news happens. Are you missing any continents? Why do you think the newspaper
doesn't have stories from there?
3. Which continent would you visit if you wanted to (a) see a lot of snow and ice, (b) tropical
rain forests and mountains, (c) a long river and huge desert, and (d) many different climates?
4. Use resource books and the Internet to learn more about one of the continents in today's
Mini Page. Use these questions to guide your research: What is the geographic location of the
continent? What are its physical features-rivers, mountains, shoreline, etc.? How does its
geography relate to the continent's natural resources? How do the natural resources affect its
economy? How have the natural resources and economy of the continent influenced the social
and cultural development of the people who live there? Write a detailed paragraph discussing
your findings.


Tookle Rookie Cookie's Recipe

V Nutty Brownie Bars
You'll need:
1 regular package brownie mix
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
S1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
10 miniature chocolate coconut candy bars, chopped
What to do:
1. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions, reducing
oil to 3 tablespoons.
2. Pour into lightly greased 13-by-9-inch pan.
3. Spread condensed milk over the brownie batter.
4. Sprinkle with chopped nuts and candy bars.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 38 minutes until done.
6. Cool completely and cut into bars. Makes about 2 dozen brownies.
*You will need an adult's help with this recipe.
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Meet Dick Van Dyke
S y Dick Van Dyke starsas Cecil in "Night at the
Museum." Van Dyke, 81, is known for his roles on TV
0 ,s and in the movies. He played Rob Petrie in the TV
S* *P fi series "The Dick Van Dyke Show," and later played
Dr. Mark Sloan in the series "Diagnosis: Murder." He
. won four Emmys for his acting on TV.
One of his most famous movie roles was as Bert
the chimney sweep in "Mary Poppins." He won a Grammy Award
for his performance on the soundtrack of that film.
His first major movie role was in "Bye Bye Birdie." He first
appeared in that show on Broadway and won a Tony Award for
his role.
Dick grew up in Danville, Ill., and Crawfordsville, Ind. He acted
in many plays in high school and in community theater. He served
in the Army Air Corps as a radio announcer during World War II.
He taught Sunday school and wrote about that experience in a
book, "Faith, Hope and Hilarity: A Child's Eye View of Religion."
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All the following jokes have something in common. Can you
guess the common theme or category?


Joe: How does a Viking communicate?
Julie: By Norse code!


SJim: Where do baby Vikings sleep?
Jeanie: In a norsery!


Jessica: What do you call a Viking's wife?
John: A Viqueen!







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