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Publication Date: January 29, 2007
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Bundle up your plants and keep your pets inside
- it's going to get cold tonight.
A freeze warning has been issued by the National
Weather Service (NWS) in Ruskin for portions of
Polk, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Hardee,
DeSoto and Highlands counties. Counties just to
the north (Levy, Citrus, Hernando, Pasco and
Sumter) are expecting a hard freeze.
"Cold arctic air will continue to filter into the
area today and tonight," the NWS said. "Light
winds will allow temperatures to fall rapidly after
sunset, but high clouds should keep temperatures
above 20 degrees."


The freeze warning is in effect from 3 to 9 a.m.
Tuesday. Temperatures could fall into the upper 20s
in normally colder inland areas of western Polk
County.
To prevent freezing and possible bursting, out-
door water pipes should be wrapped, drained, or
allowed to drip slowly. Those with in-ground sprin-
kler systems should drain them, or cover any above-
ground pipes to protect them from freezing.
Cold-sensitive plants should be covered or moved
indoors, and pets should be brought inside this
evening.


Zoning Board Studies


Development Standards


Bartow's zoning board is
studying an array of changes in
land development regulations
ranging from requiring parks in
subdivisions to establishing a
"very low density residential" cat-
egory for future developments.
Reacting to a series of joint
meetings of the zoning board and
the city commission, Planning
Dir. Robert Wiegers submitted
several ideas for consideration.
One would establish a require-
ment that residential develop-
ments set aside 2.5 acres of park
land for each 1,000 people in a
development. That rule would
assume an average of 2.5 resi-
dents per single family home and


2.1 residents per apartment unit.
These calculations, Wiegers
said, would require a quarter-
acre "tot lot" in a 15-acre subdivi-
sion.
"These would be private facili-
ties," he said. "There could be
trespass issues" if non-residents
tried to use them.
Maintenance would be the
responsibility of homeowners
associations, he said.
Wiegers proposed that land
development regulations be
revised to increase from 10 per-
cent to 25 percent the amount of
"open space" to be required in res-
idential subdivisions, and to "con-
sider wet stormwater retention


areas as lakes," allowing them to
be applied toward meeting the
open space requirements.
Board Member Bo Raulerson
suggested that the requirement
be reduced to 10 percent, but that
the land be usable by residents,
which would exclude retention
ponds.
Wiegers suggested that the
city could approve smaller build-
ing lots in exchange for more open
space.
Wiegers proposed that the city
establish a "very low density" res-
idential standard, perhaps allow-

(See Page 5 Col. 6)


Puppy Wags His Way


To Bidders' Hearts


A.J. Jackson To Run

For City Commission


Adrian (A.J.) Jackson, 58,
announced today that he will run
for Seat 3 on the Bartow City
Commission.
"As a native Bartowan, I figure
it's better to be part of the process
than to stand on the side.
"Having served my country, it's
time to serve my community."
Jackson retired last January
as a rear admiral (upper half) in
the Navy Reserve. He was called
to active duty in the Pentagon
during Desert Storm and at U.S.
Central Command during
Enduring Freedom, also called
the Global War on Terror.
His last assignment was as
director of coalition coordination
at CENTCOM.
:As a two-star flag officer, he
held the highest rank that can be
held by a reserve officer.
'o-He also has been an American
Airlines pilot since 1978, the year
he completed eight years of active
service in naval aviation.
He and his wife, Jan, live at


690 East Church St.
Keith Miller will be his cam-
paign treasurer. Me plans to open
a campaign account at Citrus &
Chemical Bank.
The qualifying period opens on
Monday, Feb. 5, at 9 a.m., and
closes on Friday, Feb. 9, at 5 p.m.
Seat 3 currently is held by
Mayor Rosie Thornburg, who
announced last week that she
will not run for another term. The
person holding Seat 3 must live
in the city's north election dis-
trict. Three of the five members of
the commission must live in the
district from which elected, while
two are elected. from the city at
large.
All registered voters are eligi-
ble to vote in all five races.
Seat 3 is the only position on
this year's city election ballot.
The term is for three years.
The salary is $750 per month.
The qualifying fee is $90, which is
one percent of the annual salary.


Guests at Holiday Inn Express
in Bartow were awakened by an
early alarm Friday morning, but
not the ones in their clocks.
.The hotel's fire alarm went off
at 3:20 a.m. when a pipe for the
fire sprinkler system came loose
on nthe third floor, Bartow Fire
Department Lt. Jimmy Schaill
said.
With water flowing down to
the second and first floors, and
into light fixtures and electrical
receptacles, the hotel's 60 rooms
had to b e'evacuated because of
the electrical hazard.


When the fire alarm went off,
several guests evacuated, he said,
but some hadn't. They were
allowed into the lobby area, and
firefighters helped them get their
belongings out room by room.
Manager Sonny Chauhan said
it was a "minor problem" and
things were "restored to order the
same day." Guests were able to go
back inside that day. Some dam-
age occurred, but has already
been repaired, he added, and
operations are back to normal.
Firefighters stayed on the
scene until about 6:30 a.m.


By PEGGY KEHOE
Managing Editor,

Diamonds, luxury hotel suites,
electronics and a puppy: guess
what drew the wildest auction
bidding and a a high-ranking
Congressman as auctioneer -
during the Greater Bartow
Chamber of Commerce annual
meeting.
Give up? The puppy, of course,
auctioned off by U.S. Rep. Adam
Putnam, who as chairman of the
House Republican Conference, is
the third-ranking Republican in
the House.
Making a late appearance at
the event was Tango, an AKC-
registered yellow labrador
retriever, who won the well-
dressed crowd over with appear-
ances at tables for pats on the
head and hugs.


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Ready for his big moment,
Tango offered a few yips and
whines waiting for the action to
begin.
Bidding began fast, but soon
narrowed to three bidders.
"Take him over there and let
them pet him, love on him, feel
his soft fur . ." Putnam directed
bid catcher Donnie Wilson of
Boswell & Dunlap, LLP. Wilson
made made his way from one bid-
der to another.
Tango played his part perfect-
ly, and as each pair of hands
reached for him he was ready to
smother them with doggie kisses.
His performance was so perfect
that the bidding ended at $1,700,
and Gabrielle and Neal O'Toole,
Lilly, O'Toole & Brown, LLP, had
a precious new family member.
Gabrielle immediately renamed
the pup Budreau, and took him
home to meet their son, Liam.


AL TAYLOR, vice president of
Gulfstrea Natural Gas System
LLC (four m from left), presents
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd
with a $10,000 check for PCSO's
Training and Respect (S.T.A.R.)
program. Provided by Gulfstream
Natural Gas Systems, LLC, the
grant money will be used to build
a new screened-in shade house
for the S.T.A.R. program facility.
The space within the new shade
house is designed to grow plants
for use by the Friends of the
Parks Adopt-A-Park Program.
Also on hand for the check pre-
sentation were (from left) David
Wiggs, 'Steve Cochran, Ray
Holbrook, Glenda Mink, and
Marian Ryan, president of the
Friends of the Parks Foundation.
Formerly known as the Juvenile
Boot Camp and dedicated to the
memory of Congressional Medal
of Honor recipient James Henry
Mills of Fort Meade, the Polk


Tango-Budreau was not only a
big hit witli.the crowd, but also
brought was. the biggest single
item auctioned. Close behind was
a gourmet dinner at the O'Tooles'
house, catered by Prestiage, with
cocktails from Murphy Motors.
That went for $1,400.
Other silent auction items
were well-received, too, plus there
were ticket drawings for kitchen
items, a gas grill, a plasma TV
and many more, but Tango was
definitely the hit of the evening.
The annual event, also featur-
ing dinner, music and awards, is
the Chamber's signature event
and its biggest fund-raiser.
(See photos, related story on
Page 10.)

(Chamber Communications
Director Virginia Condello con-
tributed to this story.)


County S.T.A.R. program takes
boys ages 14 to 18, who have been
adjudicated guilty by a judge, out
of the general jail population, and
provides them with physical
training and educational instruc-
tion, vocational training, and psy-
chological counseling, giving
them the opportunity to develop
into responsible citizens. The
plants grown by those in the
S.T.A.R. program will be used to
help keep Polk County beautiful.
"Our goal is to take (juvenile
offenders) from those who use our
system to those who give back to
the community," Sheriff Judd
said. "As Florida grows, there will
always be a need for people who
can landscape. You bring us the
kids who have committed crimes,
put them in our S.T.A.R. pro-
gram, and we'll turn out young,
productive citizens." Photos by
Brett Lowe and Peggy Kehoe


Fire Sprinkler Leak

Evacuates Local Hotel


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Mikayla Jo Teate and Matthew Edward Register

Mikayla Jo Teate to

Wed Matthew Register


Mikayla Jo Teate and Mat-
thew Edward Register, both of
Bartow, have announced their.
engagement.
The bride-elect is the daugh-


The prospective bridegroom is
the son of Ed and Jan Register,
and Cheryl Register, all of Bar-
tow.
He is a Bartow High School


Community Life

mwbe lA P Class of '67

Kimberly Conner, Mark Borsheim Meeting

United in Marriage Thursday

T Summerlin Institute (now
Bartow High" School's) Class of
C: 1967 will hold its 40-year reun-
ion on April 21.
A tour of the high school is
planned, and an evening event is
set at the Blanc Room at the
Peace River Country Club.
set for Thursday, Feb. 1, at 6
p.m., at the country club.

,1 KnitWits

Monday
SMeetings
S" The Polk County Chapter of
The Knitting Guild of America,
The KnitWits, meet each Mon-
day from 10 a.m. to noon at the
First Presbyterian Church lo-
c. cated at 175 Lake Hollingsworth
,, .Drive in Lakeland.
Knitters of all ages and levels,
,i, beginner to advanced, are wel-
come to join the group.
",. The first Monday of each
Al. n ir .aM month is used to work on charity
i i. Mr. Iand Mrs. Mark P. Borsheim projects, third Mondays are for
regular business meetings, and
1 x. ... t *~~; other Mondays are for partici-
wt .4b. X ,, pants to knit whatever they are
Kimberlv L. Connm-r and MIark P. was flower girl. working on or need help with.
Borsheim were unit.,d! in marriage Ringbearers were Jonathan Sloan For further information, call
S Oct 91 .2006, W:-:1 in the ter- ... Janet Jones at 665-0324.


ter of JoDee Furlong and Mi- and Polk Community College
chael Teate of Bartow. graduate, and is employed by
She is a graduate of Bartow Family Tradition Designs.
High School, and is employed at The couple will be united in
Aloha Tanning. marriage in July 2007.


Annual Polk Greek

Festival Is Feb. 2-4


This year's Polk County
Greek Festival will be held this
coming weekend, Feb. 2-4, at St.
Sophia Greek Orthodox Church
in Winter Haven.
The annual event will feature
several choices of Greek food and
pastries, entertainment, and
shopping.
Food in the main hall will in-
clude lamb .shanks, Mediterra-
nean chicken, tiropita (cheese
pie), Athenian grouper, pastitsio,
spanakopita (spinach pie), Greek
meatballs, Greek salad, and
souvlaki. Under the tent, gyros,
kalamari, saganaki (fried
cheese), Greek fries, souvlaki,
and grilled octopus will be avail-
able.
SA Taverna will offer a variety
of Greek wines (Rose, Retsina,
Red, White, and Mavrodaphnie),
as well as Ouzo, domestic and
Greek beer, and soft drinks.
At the pastries and kafenio
(coffee shop), menu items include
baklava (layers of fillo, chopped
nuts, butter, and honey syrup),
karidopita (spiced walnut cake
sprinkled with honey syrup), di-
ples (lightly fried strips of flaky
egg dough dipped in honey, nuts,
and cinnamon), galactoboureko
(custard-style Greek pastry
topped with fillo and honey.
syrup), kataifi torte (custard-
style Greek pastry with kataifi
and whipped cream), koulou-
rakia (crisp butter cookie twists),
kourambiedes (butter cookies
dusted with confectioner's
sugar), pasta flora (shortbread
apricot pastry), finikia (cookie
dipped in honey syrup, cinna-
mon, and nuts), paximadia
(sweet butter; toasted pecan, and
anise-flavored cookies), kok
(chocolate-covered torte with va-
nilla and chocolate filling),
tsoureki (sweet bread with
spices), and Greek rice pudding.
A special feature at the festi-
val this year is an increased ven-
dor variety featuring authentic
Greek gold jewelry.
Entertainment will include
live Greek music, and dance
groups performing Greek folk
dances in native costumes. Per-
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entrance and in the festival pam-
phlet. Audience participation is
encouraged. Dance lessons also
will be available at no charge.
Also featured will be a Baka-
liko (Greek market), offering
Greek gourmet items such as
cheese, olives, olive oil, grape
leaves, etc., for purchase.
Additional attractions include
a religious booth, gold and silver
jewelry, attic treasures booth,
on-site travel agency, Greek bou-
tique with imported gift items,
children's marionettes and bal-
loon animals, scheduled church
tours, and Greek imported
leather handbags.
Festival hours are 11 a.m. to
10 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
and 11 a.mn to 7 p.m. Sunday.
The church grounds are lo-
cated at 1030 Bradbury Road, off
State Road 540.
Admission is a $2 donation for
all three days. Children ages 12
and under are admitted free, and
there is no charge for parking.
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Lions Told How to Protect
Their Identity From Thieves!


One of the most important
steps to take in protecting your-
self against identity theft is to
guard your mail, Polk County
Sheriffs Deputy Heather Spence
told Bartow Lions Club members
at their luncheon meeting Jan.
23.
"Be careful when you take
charge of your mail," Deputy
Spence said. "Shred credit cards
you do not intend to use, and be
careful of what information you
put in your trash. If you order
checks from your bank, have
them mailed to the bank and
then pick them up there."
Cash is the best method of
payment at a restaurant, or pa-
trons should have credit card
transactions completed at their
table, rather than allowing a
waiter to carry the card out of
sight to process, she said.
"Don't let people look over
your shoulder at an ATM, since
your credit card may have the
PIN number written on it. Check
the content of your wallet every
month, and cancel any credit
card not currently in use.
"You are entitled to one free
credit report annually from one
of the big three credit reporting


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agencies," she said.
The crime prevention special-
ist also warned that banks do
not send e-mails seeking finan-
cial information. "Should you re-
ceive such a request, know that
it probably comes from a scam
artist," she said.
Furthermore, Deputy Spence
advised motorists to always
check the back seat of their auto-
mobiles before entering.
"Carry your car keys in your
hand when approaching your
car, get in, then lock the door,"
she said. "Never leave your car
unlocked, and always be aware
of the people around your car be-
fore getting out."
The speaker was introduced
by President Fred Egli.
The club will not be meeting
Jan. 30.


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Sweet Dessert Event Helps Girl Rosalyn ard Part
Scouts, Kicks Off Cookie Sales Rosalyn Howard Part
Scouts, Kicks Off Cookie Sales of sc Lecture Series


Girl Scouts started with des-
sert and had more than 185
guests help raise money by get-
ting a taste of the sweet stuff be-
fore dinner.
The premier Dessert First
fundraiser hosted by Girl Scouts
- Heart of Florida Council raised
some $40,000 for the more than
6.000 girls served in Citrus,
Polk, Sumter and Marion coun-
ties.
Guests at the Dessert First
fundraiser on Jan. 5, indulged in
delectable desserts based on Girl
Scout Cookies. Created by area
chefs, the desserts included "Ju-
liette's Thin Mint Supreme,"
"Tagalong White Chocolate
Cheesecake Lollipops," "Thin
Mint Beggar's Purse" and
'Shortbread Cream Cake."
The event kicked off the 2007
cookie sale. Order-taking started
Jan. 5, and booth sales begin
Feb. 23.
Girl Scouts of all ages will
benefit by receiving financial aid
for everything from common
troop costs, the $10 per year Girl
Scout registration fee, and pro-
grams.
Two special live auction items
at the Dessert First fund-raiser
included "Camperships" fi-
nancial assistance for the $200
week at camp for a Girl Scout to
attend summer camp in 2007,
and cases of Girl Scout Cookies
to send to active military person-
nel.
Guests were treated to a night
filled with delicious dessert sam-
pling, cocktails, a silent auction
and live auction following din-
ner. Classical guitarists from All
Saints Academy set the mood all
evening.
Community and Dessert First
sponsors included: Citrus &
Chemical Bank, Tampa Electric,
Carol and Bob Carter, Mary and
Roy Craig, Dr. Harry E. Bopp,
Harriet Harris family, Central
'lorida Eurocars, San Juan
Pools, Watson Clinic, Michelle
and Glenn Wright, Badcock
Rome Furniture & More, John
and Kitty Rogers, Arr Maz
Chemical, Susan and John
Craig, Rite Way Food Brokers,
Lilly, O'Toole & Brown, Jennifer
and Scott Thornton, and Ken
Schuler of QSP/Ashdon Farms/
Reader's Digest.


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SHERRI SWORDS of Deli Delicacies in Lakeland displays two
delicious desserts: "Juliette's Thin Mint Supreme" and "Daisy's Tag-
along Delight."
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GIRL SCOUTS of all ages welcomed guests to Dessert First. -
(Photos provided)


Celebrating its 95th year in
2007, Girl Scouting offers a sup-
portive environment where, in
partnership with caring adults,
girls can participate in fun and
challenging experiences that em-
power them to discover, connect


and take action, a Scouting
spokesman said.
To volunteer time, make a do-
nation, or join Girl Scouts -
Heart of Florida Council, call
800-321-4475 or visit the website
at www.hfgsc.org.


Florida Southern College's
Center for Florida History will
present Dr. Rosalyn Howard as
part of the Florida Lecture Se-
ries on Thursday, Feb. 8.
Dr. Howard will discuss
"From Tampa Bay to Red Bays:
Florida's Black Seminole Dias-
pora" at 7 p.m. in the William M.
Hollis Seminar Room on the
Florida Southern campus.
The lecture is free and open to
the public.
"Rosalyn Howard's work on
the Black Seminole Diaspora
and the Sarasota area's 'Angola
Project' is interesting and in-
triguing and adds fundamentally
to a fuller understanding of the
African American experience in
Florida and the West Indies,"
said James M. Denham, profes-
sor of history and director of
FSC's Center for Florida His-
tory,
Dr. Howard is an assistant
professor of anthropology at the
University of Central Florida,
specializing in cultural anthro-
pology. She earned her Ph.D.
from the University of Florida in

Investing

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week series of Winter Haven
Hospital's Sageing Program, will
be held Tuesdays, Feb. 6 through
March 13, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
The series will be held at the
Gill Jones Center, 3425 Lake Al-
fred Road, Winter Haven.
The event is free, and features
information on mutual funds,
stocks, liquidity and risk/return.
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1999.
Much of her current research
focuses on how the interrelation-
ships of African and indigenous
peoples in the Americas and the
Caribbean relate to cultural
identity.
Her book, "Black Seminoles in
the Bahamas" (2002) explores
both the historical relationships
of Seminole Indians and Black
Seminoles, and their present-day
descendants in Florida.
Her latest research involves
an interdisciplinary project,
"Looking for Angola," about a
maroon community formerly lo-
cated near Sarasota, that could
have direct connections to the
Bahamian Black Seminole de-
scendants on Andros Island.
Her research about the exis-
tence of the Black Seminoles'
pathway to freedom in the Baha-
mas will become part of "The
Slave Route," a project mapping
the African Diaspora that is be-
ing conducted by UNESCO
(United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organi-
zation) in Paris.

Adam Putnam
Caseworker Will
Return In March
A caseworker from Adam H.
Putnam's office will not visit.
Fort Meade in February.
The caseworker will return in
March.
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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 to Publix)


Sweetheart Dinner in Bartow BHS Car
To Benefit Relay For Life Wash


Bartow Middle and Compass
Middle Charter Schools are host-
ing a Valentine's Day Sweet-
heart's Dinner, with proceeds to
benefit the American Cancer So-
ciety's Relay For Life.
The dinner will be held
Thursday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m., at
First Baptist Church of Bartow.
Tickets are $25 per person, or
$40. per couple, and may be pur-
chased from the staff at Bartow
Middle or Compass Charter Mid-


dle Schools. Tickets must be pur-
chased no later than Monday,
Feb. 5, at 4 p.m.
Dinner will be prepared by
Matteo Casini, chef at the Red
Rose Dining Room at the Ra-
mada Inn in Plant City.
Entertainment will be pro-
vided. Door prizes include jew-
elry, gift certificates, and din-
ners for two.
For more information, call the
school at 534-7415.


Feb. 10
You can take your BMW or
Mercedes, but Bartow High
School students will be washing
all cars, not just the German
ones, in a bid to visit Germany.
The car wash, planned Satur-
day, Feb. 10, from 8 a.m. to 1
p.m. at Wal-Mart in Bartow, will
raise money for the three week
trip in March.
Tickets may be bought in ad-
vance or donations will be ac-
cepted the day of the event.
For more information, call
Lisa Olinger at 533-1209.

Diabetes
Program Set
"Diabetes and the Eye" is
planned for Thursday, Feb. 1, at
4 p.m.
The free Winter Haven Hospi-
tal class will be held at the Re-
gency Medical Center, 101 Ave-
nue 0, Winter Haven.
For information, call 291-
6705.


Three award-winning local
artists will be featured on Satur-
day, Feb. 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. at
the Bartow Public Library.
During the event, the public
may meet the artists Rose-
mary Gibson Carter, Patricia
Heyer and Martha Post.
Paintings by the trio are now
on display in the Pamplin Gal-
lery on the second floor of the li-
brary. The exhibition will run


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4 The Polk County Democrat January 29, 2007


Do 93,000 citizens of Polk County who
share a common interest deserve their own
voting member on the Polk County plan-
ning commission?
We believe so.
The county commission four mem-
bers, at least are not sure.
The Polk County school board wants to
have a voting representative on the plan-
ning commission to insure that there is an
advocate for the school system as each
major subdivision in unincorporated Polk
County comes up for approval. At present,
the school board has only a non-voting
representative.
Only Commissioner Jean Reed wanted
to approve the school board's request; the
other four commissioners opted to put it
on the agenda for discussion at the com-
mission's annual retreat.
Five of the seven members of the plan-
ning commission are appointed from clear-
ly identified interest groups; this is what
the county code calls for:
a. An AICP-certified planner;
b. A licensed professional engineer, sur-
veyor and mapper, architect, or landscape
architect;
c. A natural or environmental specialist;
d. A farmer, rancher, or extension agent,
or an individual involved in other aspects
of agriculture; and
e. A business person, which may include
a licensed realtor, licensed general contrac-
tor, or subcontractor.
Two members are appointed from the
county at large.
While the wording of the qualification
for the fifth member is "may include," you
may be assured that this member will
indeed come from the development com-
munity, people who build and sell homes.
Clearly, three of these representatives
make their living from development, and
there is nothing wrong with that.
Two interests environmentalists and
agriculture want to ensure that the envi-
ronment is protected and that agriculture
remains a viable industry. Those are laud-
able-goals.
The school board wants to appoint a
member whose special interest is the
school system and its 93,000 young con-
stituents, the school children of Polk
County. Several Florida counties already
have this provision.
The county attorney advised the county
commission that because -the planning
commission has a certain amount of deci-
sion-making authority that goes beyond
an advisory role, no elected official (i.e.
school board member) may be appointed.
He also recommended that if an eighth


BARTOW It's 7 a.m. and a
check of the outdoor thermome-
ter shows it is 41 degrees and
there is a light rain falling. A
quick look at the radar on
TBO.com indicates the rain is
moving away. Maybe I can get
my walk in before it rains again.


member is authorized, the number be
increased to nine to avoid tie votes.
We listened to the arguments pro and
con last Wednesday, and listened again to
a rebroadcast of the meeting over Polk
Government TV. We understand both
sides.
To us, the arguments in favor of full rep-
resentation of the educational community
are far more persuasive than the argu-
ments against.
The case for representation of the school
system is obvious: to insure that new sub-
divisions are built in areas that are, or soon
can be, adequately served by schools.
The main argument made against hav-
ing a school advocate on the planning
commission is that a new concurrency law
that goes into effect in March 2008 will
magically end the construction of subdivi-
sions in areas not adequately served by
schools and other infrastructure.
That assumption flies in the face of real-
ity.
Florida has had increasingly stringent
laws on growth management and concur-
rency for years, and at most they create
only a temporary obstacle to development.
Decisions on land development always
have been and we believe always will
be driven primarily by economic con-
siderations. It is land ownership not
government regulation that has the
most influence on where and how land is
developed.
The March 2008 concurrency rules will
not change that; neither will appointing to
the planning commission one person to
represent the educational community.
Having one PTA president or school dis-
trict administrator on an eight-member or
nine-member planning commission will
not bring development to a screeching
halt.
But it would introduce one more essen-
tial interest group into the process.
This idea doesn't need exhaustive study;
it needs prompt implementation.


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Grabbing my heavy lined jack-
et, mittens (they keep your hands
warmer than gloves),, cap and
umbrella, I step out into the gray
dawn muttering, "Self, what in
the world are you thinking?"
Opening the umbrella against
the blowing mist of rain, Self sez,


I. CLIMMCU"MGi


"You know, if it was a little cold-
er it would be snowing." So I sez,
"Self, you ain't making this any
easier."
Sidestepping and hopping
over the puddles in the street, the
north wind with a wind chill
approaching 30 degrees, reminds
Self that we just left a
warm place that not
only had hot coffee
[00K NI..IW and something to eat,
MI' I l li01 but that it was cold
[l[ '. and wet out here. So I
had to remind Self
,L that we were doing
this because exercise
is good for your
health.
Self sez, "If it is so
good for your health,
what are we doing
out here by our-
selves? You think
they know something
we don't?"
Self has always
been good at seeing
the obvious.

IVAN
RICHARDSON


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

The Herdsperson of Your Dreams


Education Needs a Seat


At the Planning Table


Many years ago, I was work-
ing at the office on a Saturday
and the phone rang.
"Mr. Frisbie? This is Charlie;
Brown."
That is not, of course, his real
name. It is an alias used for illus-
trative purposes.
I knew him only casually;
mainly, I was acquainted with
him through a want ad we were
running, which read simply
"Charlie Brown wants a wife,"
followed by a phone number.
"Yes, Charlie," I replied.
"You know I'm running an ad
with you."
"Yes I do."
"Well, my boss says that if I
don't take the ad out of the paper,
he'll fire me, and I wanted to
know what you thought I should
do."
"Well, Charlie, I think it would
be a pretty good idea to take the
ad out of the paper."
"I thought that's what you'd
say."
He did, I never heard from
him again, and I have no idea if
Charlie Brown ever found a wife.
I hope he did. I'm not sure why I
hope he did, but I do.
That episode, forgotten for
years, was brought to mind by a


which, despite, its non-descript
(at least to me) name is a dating
site. Clients post pictures of
themselves, and answer a few
questions, some of which tend to
be a little racy. (Hey, wait; finish
reading. The site will still be
there, okay?)
There is a link to the "Fancy a
Farmer" site, and sure enough,
there are two of the fresh-faced
lonely farmers, one male, one
female, and an explanation of
what Calon Wen, "a cooperative
of 20 organic farmers who want
to help keep rural Wales alive," is
all about.
There is nothing racy on the
"Fancy a Farmer" page, which
instead devotes itself to promot-
ing the "healthy organic milk"
that its farmers (okay, its cattle)
produce.
, It does tell you how "those
who buy Calon Wen organic milk
can find out more about meeting
the farmer of their dreams."
How non-Calon Wen milk
drinkers could meet the herds-
person of their choice was not
clear.
I knew there had to be a catch
to it.


ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURES / By PAT BLAKE SIMS

Varmints in the Attic


I could just scream!
On Christmas Eve, I noticed
some strange objects on the
kitchen counter around the stove.
It looked like sunflower seeds
only smaller. I mopped up the
kitchen counter and the next
morning there was another batch,
only bigger. This time, there were
small black seeds and larger
ones, too. It finally sank in.
They were not seeds and they
didn't get there by themselves.
They were varmints.
I looked in the yellow pages
for an exterminator and found
out that what I really needed was
a pest control company. I called a
pest control man in the yellow


pages and he
over early the
next morning.
Sparky
was at the vet
having his
Christmas
bath and get-
ting up to
date on his
shots.
I asked the
man if he
could come
right away
while Sparky
was out of the
house. I did-
n't want him
sprayed with
bug killer or
whatever he
planned to
use. He con-
vinced me
that what he


said he would be


would use was harmless to pets,
but really bad news for bugs.
I told him to come as soon as
he could and that the next day
would have to be okay. I decided
that Sparky could wait in the car,
or if it was too cold, I would take
him back to the vet and he could
just visit.
Sparky really likes the vet.
They must make him feel right at
home and he gets to visit with the
other patrons.
Bright and early at 8 o'clock
the next morning, the man from
the yellow pages arrived in an
immaculate white van. He didn't
look anything like I had expect-
ed. I had thought he would be a
little fellow with a beard, wearing


leather gloves in case one of the
varmints tried to attack him.
He was quite the opposite.
I offered him a cup of coffee
and he sat down at the kitchen
table and explained everything
he would do. None of it seemed
fatal to either Sparky or me.
He went out to the van to get
the material he would need. I
thought he would probably
change into some overalls to pro-
tect his clothes. He looked like he
was dressed for church. As a mat-
ter of fact, he was. After assuring
me that Sparky and I were safe
from extermination, he handed
me a paper to sign and said he
would be back first thing in the
morning.


wire service story last week about
a small but growing trend in "the
far-flung countryside of Wales."
Last Thursday, they celebrated
St. Dwynwen's Day, the day that
honors the Welsh patron saint of
lovers. Coinciding with that cele-
bration, a cooperative of dairy
Farmers began a novel approach
toward helping lonely herdsmen
and herdswomen find true love,
or at least a date over a cup of cof-
fee.
The dairy co-op is putting
photos of eligible singles on milk
cartons, under the caption:
"Fancy a Farmer?"
Those who do can contact
www.pishynwales.com. From
Monday to Thursday, the site got
about 2,500 hits, a ten-fold
increase over the pre-farmer traf-
fic.
Thus far, three men and two
women have had their images on
the cartons.
"My family thinks I'm nuts,"
30-year-old Iwan Jones told the
Associated Press. "My friends
think it's hilarious, but every-
one's taking it with kind of a
light-hearted attitude."
I know you folks count on me
to check this stuff out, so I went
to www.pishynwales.com,


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The Polk County Democrat 5


From The Fort Meade

Historical Museum


By LETA WRIGHT
I traveled over to Vero Beach
last week to visit Ruth Maddox
Hughes, who is the daughter of
one of our pioneers, J.W. Mad-
dox.
Maddox had a hardware
store, a wooden structure with
wooden steps, in downtown Fort
Meade in the early 1900s, after
the majority of the town had
moved from the old town, located
just west of Peace River to the
new town, which is the present
location.
Maddox Hardware. was lo-
cated on the lot where Mitchell
Insurance is today. He built the
beautiful three-story home on
First Street Northeast that is
one block from the cemetery.
That home is still standing. It
has been renovated and is a
"must see" when in Fort Meade.
It is a showplace.
Ruth had two brothers, Fran-
cis J. Maddox and Alexander
Bumby Maddox, who have been
deceased for years. Last year we
discovered that Ruth was still
living and interested in the reno-
vation of our historical museum.
After the exchange of letters, I
wanted to meet her and it was a
wonderful visit. She had placed
name plates of her two brothers
on the memorial plaque that
hangs in the museum entry
room.
She is ninety-three years in


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Jimmy Lee Miller, 49, of Bar-
tow, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2007,
at Lakeland Regional Medical
Center, from injuries sustained
in a motorcycle accident.
Mr. Miller worked as a diesel
mechanic for Hicks Industries in
Mulberry. He was an avid motor-
cycle rider, and loved spending
time with his dog, Junior, family
members say.
Survivors include his wife,
Tami Miller; a daughter, Joy
Scriven and her husband, Mike,
of Mulberry; his mother, Bonnie
Miller of Kathleen; three sisters,
SLois Tenpenny of McMinnville,
Tenn., Janie Partin of Cleveland,
Ga., and Inas Howard of Winter
Haven; four brothers, Richard
Miller of McMinnville, Tenn.,
Joe Miller of Plant City, Andy
Miller of Mulberry, and Tommy
Miller of Kathleen; three grand-
children, Cody, Seth, and Mi-
randa Scriven; and several
nieces and nephews.
Visitation: Wednesday, Jan.
31, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at Whid-


Three days of fun, education,
food and history will be cele-
brated at the seventh annual
L.B. Brown Heritage Festival,
Feb. 9-11, at the Brown Home,
470 Second Avenue, Bartow.
The festival will begin at 9
a.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, with an
awards program. At 10 a.m. "Dr.
Mary McLeod Bethune: Faith,
Scholarship and Service," will be
presented by Ersula Knox Odom.
From noon to 5 p.m. that day,
entertainment is planned.
On Saturday, Feb. 10, a panel
discussion on Abraham Lincoln's
Emancipation Proclamation is
set at 10 a.m.
The panel discussion will be-
gin with a reading of the procla-


Jimmy Lee Mller
Jimmy Lee Miller


den-McLean Funeral Home in
Bartow.
The funeral will follow
Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., at the
funeral home.


mation, and a scholarly presen-
tation will follow.
Entertainment will begin at
noon on Saturday with a step
show competition and a fashion
show.
On Sunday, "Visions of Har-
mony" will perform at 2 p.m. and
a ministers and pastors fashion
show is planned.
Throughout the festival, ven-
dors will be available and a spe-
cial children's area is planned.
Vendor spaces are available
for $75 for the three days. For
more information, visit www.
lbbrown.com.
For information on the festi-
val, call 534-0100 or 521-0753.


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A HISTORY LESSON came to life for third
grade students in Elsa Huffs class at First Meth-
odist School. The students visited Homeland
Heritage Park's Pioneer Schoolhouse, and got a
glimpse of life for children in the 1880s. Teacher
Jackie Ewing passed out slate boards and chalk,


and assisted the students in elocution, reading,
math, poetry and penmanship. The students
found the rules back then a little tougher, with
dunce caps and paddling used to correct misbe-
havior.


Ruth Maddox Hughes


age, but is vivacious in her en-
thusiasm and personality. She
remembered so many of her Fort
Meade High School friends, so
we had a good time talking
about the olden days.
We are so excited about keep-
ing the museum open four days a
week.
In fact, we were trying for
three days, but we had so many
volunteers that we added an ex-
tra day.
The times are Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, and Sat-
urday from 10 a.m. to noon.
I feel like our museum is
really rocking with so much ac-
tivity being planned. Do come
visit us.

*


WHILE THE STUDENTS worked hard all
day, fun was still had during recess. Students
played with stilts and walking boards, and an un-
expected science lesson occurred when students


found an owl pellet on the school grounds. The
day ended with lunch and a game and hide and
seek. The students agreed they had fun, but pre-
ferred their own classroom. (Photos provided)


Stay Safe While Celebrating The Super Bowl


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

As one of the world's largest
sporting events quickly ap-
proaches, many are gearing up
for Super Bowl parties and mak-
ing plans to celebrate the game
and all the festivities that sur-
round it.
Whether or not you follow pro-
fessional football everyone be-
comes a fan on Super Bowl Sun-
day. The game consistently
draws record numbers of view-
ers. Last year, more than 140
million people watched the pre-
game show, the game, the
halftime show and the commer-
cials.
Unfortunately, the game and
the festivities often lead to over-
indulging, in food or alcohol.
While the immediate effect of
over-indulging in food is usually
just a stomachache, doing the


same with alcohol can cost you
your life.
In 2004, according to the Na-
tional Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA), nearly
64 percent of all fatal crashes on
Super Bowl Sunday were alco-
hol-related.
Whether you attend a Super
Bowl party or simply go out with
friends, remember these tips to
help keep you and your friends
safe:
Designate a sober driver be-
fore the party begins and give
that person your car keys.
If you find yourself without
a driver, call a friend, family
member or taxi to pick you up.
Remember to pace yourself.
Eat plenty of food and snacks
and alternate alcoholic drinks
and non-alcoholic choices.
Never let a friend leave
your sight if you think they are
about to drive while impaired.
If you are hosting a party,


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taking a few simple precautions
can ensure your guests have a
great time and remain safe:
Keep the numbers for local
cab companies within close
reach, so you can call if one of
your guests needs a ride home,
or arrange ride-sharing with so-
ber drivers at your party.
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snacks for your guests and a va-
riety of non-alcoholic drink op-
tions.
Stop serving alcohol during
the third quarter to give your
guests time to sober up before
they drive.
Everyone can have a great
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tween the game, the halftime
show and the commercials, there
is a little something for every-
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don't let fans drive drunk," and
you can help prevent the trage-
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ing three units per acre. He said
it would be safer from a legal
standpoint to create a new cate-
gory than to redefine the present
standards for "low density,"
"medium density," and "high den-
sity" developments.
Wiegers said he didn't know if
the Florida Dept. of Community
Affairs would approve a standard
of two units per acre. He said
that septic tanks would be appro-
priate for development of that
low a density.
Board Member Susan Brewer
said there has been little interest
by developers in building subdi-
visions to the city's rural estate
zoning standards, which allow
only one or two homes per acres.
Raulerson suggested that the
city consider establishing turf-
grass regulations requiring that
new subdivisions have grasses
which require less water than
the popular St. Augustine grass.
"That's probably going to be a
very sensitive issue," Wiegers
said.
Raulerson also questioned the
adequacy of parking at an office
building on Orange Avenue south
of Main Street. Wiegers said that
the parking meets the code, but
that the city might want to
review the parking standard for
offices.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN ANC
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE SERVICING,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARK WILLIAM HAPPE, et al.,
Defendants.
Case No.
53-2006-CA-003653-0000 WH
SEC 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursu-
ant to a Summary Final Judgment of Fore-
closure Including Award of Attorneys' Fees
and Costs dated January 8, 2007, entered
in Case No. 53-2006-CA-003653-
0000 WH SEC 11 of the Circuit Court
of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Polk
County, Florida, wherein AMERICAN HOME
MORTGAGE SERVICING, INC. is the Plaintiff
and MARK WILLIAM HAPPE and ___
HAPPE, unknown spouse of MARK WILLIAM
HAPPE, if married; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
SYSTEM, INC., acting solely as nominee for
HLB MORTGAGE; JOHN DOE and JANE DOE
is/are Defendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at Jury Lounge,
Second Floor, Polk County Courthouse,
255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Polk
County, Florida in the City of Bartow, Flor-
ida at 9:00 o'clock A.M., on Wednesday,
the 14th day of February. 2007, the fol-
lowing described property, as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure Including Award of Attorneys' Fees
and Costs, to wit:
Lot 2, in Block C, of CAMPHOR
HEIGHTS, UNIT NO. 3, according to the
Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book
34, at Page 41, of the 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 11th day of January. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS, Clerk
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2007-0250


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 Terri 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


The following vehicles will be Sold at Public
Auction on 2/12/07 for unpaid towing
and storage charges.
1986 Nissan Pickup

Public Auction will be held at 2615 Lake-
land Hills Blvd. Lakeland, FL at 12:00 p.m.
All bids mustbe paid in full CASH ONLY.
Jan. 29, 2007-0261



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 900 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, call 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
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANGEL L. SOTO a/k/a ANGLE L. SOTO, et
al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
2006CA-003654-0000-00
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January
10, 2007, and entered in CASE NO. 2006CA-
003654-0000-00 of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for POLK
County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA,
N.A. is Plaintiff and ANGEL L. SOTO a/k/a
ANGLE L. SOTO, 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 14th
day of February, 2007, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 78, OF THE SECOND REPLAT OF
PART OF LAKE ELBERT HEIGHTS, UNIT
#2, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
42, PAGE 23, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 325 NE 17th Street, Winter Haven,
Florida 33851.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale. if any. other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk'County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED this 12th day of January.
2QZ7.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ Carolyn Mack
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2007-0252


The following vehicles will be Sold at Public
Auction on 2/12/07 for unpaid towing
and storage charges.
1984 Dodge Station Wagon
VIN# 1B3BD49C5EF328456
Public. Auction will be held at 2615 Lake-
land Hills Blvd. Lakeland, FL at 12:00 p.m.
All bids must be paid in full CASH ONLY.
Jan. 29, 2007-0262


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 Zth 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
4th day of January. 2007.
RICHARD M, WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
POLK, Florida
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 22, 29, 2007-0201


Public Notices


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CITIMORTGAGE, INC., SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER WITH CITIFINANCIAL MORTGAGE
COMPANY, INC. F/K/A ASSOCIATES HOME
EQUITY SERVICES, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
IDA CAROLYN BENTON; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF IDA CAROLYN BENTON; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTS, IF REMARRIED, AND
IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS; CITIMORTGAGE,
INC., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH CITIFI-
NANCIAL MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC.
F/K/A ASSOCIATES HOME EQUITY,SERV-
ICES, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRES-
ENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #2;
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
2006-CA-004523
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:
LOT 15, BLOCK A, MELODY
HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 39, PAGE 33, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 2313 Ivey Lane, Lake-
land, FL 33801
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 s9Q0 o'clock A.M., or as soon
thereafter 9;Q0 A.M., the 14th 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 Chanqe" 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 12th of January, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2007-0251




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
NORMAN HARRIS SERVICES, INC., a Florida
corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DANIEL COURTNEY, TOMMIE JONES, DI-
ANE HOLLOWAY, and ROGER MABSON,
each Individually and as Trustee of the
CHURCH OF GOD AND TRUE HOLINESS,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
06-CA-5079
SECTION 8
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DANIEL COURTNEY
Last Known Address: 160 Avenue W, N.E.,
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Current Address: Unknown
ROGER MABSON
Last Known Address: 2323 Avenue M, Haines
City, Florida, 33844
Current Address: Unknown
DIANE HOLLOWAY
Last Known Address: 212 1/2 Troy Lane, Lake
Alfred, Florida, 33850
Current Address: Unknown
TOMMIE JONES
Last Known Address: 127 Avenue V, Winter
Haven, Florida 33881
Current Address: Unknown
and any unknown parties who are or may be
interested in the subject matter of this action
whose names and residences, after diligent
search and inquiry, are unknown to Plaintiff
and which said unknown parties may claims
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees or other claimants claiming
by, through, under or against the said Defen-
dant, who are not known to be dead or alive.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
Polk County, Florida:
A portion of Lot 8-H, W.J. HOWEY LAND
COMPANY'S FIRST ADDITION TO DIN-
DEE, according to the Plat thereof, re-
corded in Plat Book 4, Page 41, of the
Public Records of Polk County, Florida,
and being more particularly described as:
From the Northeast corner of said Lot 8-H
run South along the East boundary line of
said lot a distance of 65 feet to the point of
beginning. From the point of beginning
continue South a distance of 65 feet to a
point; thence run West a distance of 100
feet to a point, thence run North a distance
of 65 feet to a point; thence run West a dis-
tance of 100 feet of to a point; thence run
North a distance of 65 feet to point; thence
run East a distance of 100 feet returning to
the point of beginning.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on John R. Griffith, Esquire,
Post Office Box 38, Lakeland, Florida 33802,
Plaintiffs' attorney, dn or before March 5 2005.
and file the original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plairtiffs' 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 the
Court on the 24_ day of January. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: SLMry SteQYns
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2007-0260



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IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE 10TH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
AVATAR PROPERTIES, INC., A FLORIDA
CORPORATION D/B/A SOLIVITA CLUB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARTHA MUNOZ, RODRIGO AFANADOR
AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANTS 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,
Defendants. '
CASE NO.
53-2006-CC-006958
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MARTHA MUNOZ and RODRIGO AFA-
NADOR
Whose Last Known Residence was: 2 1 5
Broadway Avenue, Suite A, Kis-
simmee, Florida 34741, if alive, and
if dead, all claiming interest by, through,
under or against said persons, and all par-
ties having or claiming to have any right,
title or interest in the property herein de-
scribed.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Complaint to Foreclose a Mortgage Deed
on the following property in POLK
County, Florida:
LOT 417, SOLIVITA- PHASE
IIIA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 127, AT PAGE 10-13,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed and commenced in this
Court and you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to it on
HAROLD J. TURK, attorney for
Plaintiff, whose address is 201
Alhambra Circle, 12th Floor,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134 and
file the original with the clerk of the above
styled Court on or before February 28,
2007; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief prayed for in the
Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court at Polk County, Florida on this 19th
day of January, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ Vanessa Marshall
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2007-0257


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




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VICTORIA MARNELL,
Deceased.
File No.:
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Victoria
Marnell, deceased, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida Circuit Court.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All interested persons are required to file
with this court: (a) All claims against the estate
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE and (b) any
objections by an interested person to whom
this notice is served that challenges the validity
of the will, the qualifications of the person rep-
resentative, venue, or jurisdiction of the Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THE
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THE OBJECTING PERSON.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this notice
is January 29. 2006
Personal Representative:
Thomas R. Marnell
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Frederick Stephen Marty
Hiscock & Barclay, LLP
One Park Place
300 South State Street
Syracuse, New York 13202
Telephone: 315-425-2760
Florida Bar No. 232-580
Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2007-0265





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MATTER OF
AUSTIN MOTT, SKYLER POINTER, TRIS-
TEN POINTER
Minor Children.
CASE NO.:
2007DR-424
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
JULIE SUZANNE POINTER
Last Known Address
2514 Delrose Drive, West
Lakeland, FL 33805
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition for
Temporary Custody by Extended Family Pur-
suant to Florida Statute 751 has been filed.
against you and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on
THOMAS J. CHAWK, ESQUIRE, Post Office
Box 8209, Lakeland, Florida 33802-8209, on
or before March 5 2007 and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before serv-
ice on the Petitioner's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the Peti-
tion.


UNDER SECTION 63.089, FLORIDA
STATUTES, FAILURE TO FILE A WRITTEN
RESPONSE TO THIS NOTICE WITH THE
COURT OR TO APPEAR AT THIS HEARING
CONSTITUTES GROUNDS UPON WHICH
THE COURT SHALL END ANY PARENTAL
RIGHTS YOU R"" v HAVE REGARDING THE
MINOR CHILD.
Dated this 1t1 day of J.anary.o_ 20Z.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Courts
BY: /s/ Kathie Price
Deputy Clerk
Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2007-0255


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-01111
Division: 80
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSO-
LUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Mellisa Lawrence
Last Known Address: 333 N. Nassau
Ave., Lake Wales, FL 33898.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been
filed against you and that you are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on Jason Lawrence, whose ad-
dress is 231 Ridge Manor Drive, Lake
Wales, FL 33853, on or before February
14, 2007, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court at 255 N. Broadway,
Bartow, FL 33830 before service on Peti-
tioner or immediately thereafter. If you
fail to do so, a default may be
entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Petition.
Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are
available at the Clerk of the Cir-
cuit Court's office. You may re-
view these documents upon re-
quests.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of
your current address. (You may
file Notice of Current Address,
Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future
papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record
at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic dis-
closure of documents and infor-
mation. Failure to comply can re-
sult in sanctions, including dis-
missal or striking of pleadings.
DATED January 7, 2007.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Mary Murphy
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, 2006-0077


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT 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 7th 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 -DD (863) 534-
7771 or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 4th day of Ja iary, 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 ol Foreclosuie dated
dnarJU.QrL92O.7 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#
FLFLT9A12719HE21 AND
FLFLT79B12719HE21, TITLE
NO. 73763477 AND 73763475
TOGETHER WITH: 1997 DOU-
BLE WIDE MOBILE HOME VIN#
SFLFLT79A12719HE21 AND
FLFLT79B1 271 9HE21
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
November 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
rWO (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
Ilorida Bar No. 115232
KAKI IS, VENABI E & WITT, PA
1400 4th Avenue West
Bradonton, Flolida 34205
Ilephonr 941-747-1180
Jal. :2. '29, 2007.0214


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I'N 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 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.
SIf 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:
LOT 19, BLOCK C, BURCO
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) 53'4-
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
By /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jari: 22, 29, 2007-0208


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 int 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.
FLA1 4614699A & 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: /sl 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 Couri-
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


January 29, 2007






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 or 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, UNDEI 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
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 4th day of January. 2007.
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 IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IRA MORTGAGE SERVICES, LLC, A FLOR-
IDA LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY,
Plaintiffs,
VS
EARL DONNELL SMITH, GENE WESLEY
SMITH AND MARTHA L. SMITH, Jointly and
Severally,
Defendant.
CASE NO:
53-2005-CC-7312-0000-LK
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Summary Final Judgment entered in the
above entitled cause of action in the County
Court of Polk County, Florida, I will sell the
property situated in Polk County, Florida de-
scribed as:
The South 1/2 of the following described
property to wit: Start at the SE Corner of
the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 9,
Township 30, Range 23 East, run North
568 feet, thence West 14 feet to the point
of beginning, from the point of beginning
run north 210 feet, thence west 210 feet,
thence South 210 feet, thence East 210
feet to the point of beginning. All lying and
being in the Public Records of Polk
County, Florida Polk County Parcel ID#
233009-000000-034030
at a public sale, to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in the Polk County Courthouse, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830 9:00
a.m. on the 2l1lday of February 2006
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 71-1.
DATED this 23rd day of January, 2007.
RICHARD WEISS
As Clerk
BY: /s/ Vanessa Marshall
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2007-0253


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 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-
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, 2007-0213





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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TH-
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
NEVOS, LLC
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
ROBIE N. MOSELY, and any Unknown Heirs,
'Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Lienors,
Creditors, Trustees, or Other Parties Claim-
ing BY, Through, Under Or Against ROBIE
N. MOSELY, and All Parties having or claim-
ing to have any right, title or interest in
the property herein described,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO.: 2006CA-005074
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 tb 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 1 8th day of
January, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 2007-0219

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
ANNABELLE S. KORBEL,
Deceased.
File No:
07 CP-0122
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Testate)
The administration of the estate of ANNA-
BELLE S. KORBEL deceased, whose date oi
death was December 14, 2005, File Number
07 CP-0122, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Post Office Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33830. The estate is
testate and the date of the Will and any Codi-
cils are May 3, 2005. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All interested persons on whom a copy of
this Notice of Administration is served must file
any objections that challenge the validity of the
will, the qualifications of the personal represen-
tative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court, by fil-
ing a petition or other pleading requesting relief
with this Court, in accordance with the Florida
Probate Rules, WITHIN THREE MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent
oi unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this
notice is served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent and 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.
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 No-
tice is January 29 2007.
Personal Representative:
BARBARA HIPP
24520 Kenridge Road
Caldwell, Idaho 83606
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Richard A. Miller, Esquire
Florida Bar No: 328911
Miller, Crosby & Miller, P.A.
Post Office Box 8169
Lakeland, Florida 33802-8169
(863) 688-7038
Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2007-0258

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
LAKESHORE CLUB OF POLK
COUNTY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs
AGUSTIN DELGADO, JONATHAN
GONZALEZ, LYBDIS RIVAS,
Defendants. -
CASE NUMBER:
53-2007CA-291-WH-SEC 07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: AGUSTIN DELGADO
URB VILLAMAR CALLE 2 #91
ISLA VERDE, CAROLINA
PUERTO RICO 00979
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Com-
plaint has been filed against you, and you are
required to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on STEPHEN F. BAKER,
ESQ., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is
800 First Street S., Winrrter Haven, FL 33880,
on or before the lst day of March. 2006, and
file the original with the Clerk of this Court, ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney, or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief demanded
in the Petition.
The Plaintiff is seeking to quiet title on real
property described as follows:
LOT 118, LAKESHORE CLUB, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN FLAT BOOK 111, PAGE 16,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, KNOWN AS 5111 CLUB CIRCLE,
LAKESHORE, FLORIDA 33859.


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 provisionii 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
Services 711.
WITINESS my liand und te seal ol iihis
Court on this 19th day of l Januy. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ I inda Richards
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2007-0256


IN 'li lhi .J; L 1,.: i. In .iu.
CIAL CIH(;UiLi Isi' ANU N n IrOr c.;UUN I
FLORIDA
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC
PLAIN ii -S.
VS.
WILLIE HANDFORD, et ux., et al.,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO.
53-2006-CA-5065-0000 SEC. 7
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
ARKESHA H. BERRY, if alive, and/or
dead his (their) unknown heii, devi-
sees, legatees or grantees and all per-
sdns or parties claiming by, through,
under or agair.;i, him (them).
Addresses unrn,;;own.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Action for
foreclosure of a mortgage on the following
property in POLK County, Florida:
LOT 21, STARLING PLACE, ACCORD-
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.
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.
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



NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY
ACTION BY THE
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice is given that the District's Fial Agency
Action is approval of the Environmental Re-
source Permit on 2.69 acres to serve as a ho-
tel known as Crestwood Suites. .
The project is located in Polk County,
Section(s) 31, Township 27 South, Range 24
East. The permit applicant is Crestwood Suites
of Lakeland, LLC whose address is 4770 S. At-
lanta Ave., Smyrna, GA 30080.
The permit number is 44.3116 06 006
The file(s) pertaining to the project referred to
above is available for inspeuion Monday
through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Southwest Florida
Water Management District (District) 170 Cen-
tury Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830-7700.
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial interests are af-
fected by the.District's agency action may peti-
tion for an administrative hearing in accor-
dance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Flor-
ida Statues (F.S.), and Chapter 28-106, Florida
Administrative Code, (F.A.C.), of the Uniform
Rules of Procedure. A request for hearing
must (1) explain how the substantial inter-
ests of each person requesting the hearing
will be affected by the District's action, or
final action; (2) state all material facts dis-
puted by each person requesting the hear-
ing or state that there are no disputed
facts; and (3) otherwise comply with Chap-
ter 28-106, F.A.C. A request for hearing must
be filed with and received by the Agency Clerk
of the District's Brooksville address, 2379
Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34609-6899
within 21 days of publication of this notice (or
within 14 days for an Environmental Resource
Permit with Proprietary Authorization for the
use of Sovereign Submerged Lands). Failure
to file a request for hearing within this time pe-
riod shall constitute a waiver of any right such
person may have to request a hearing under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S.
Because the administrative hearing process is
designed to formulate final agency action, th,
filing ofa petition means that the District's final.
action may be different from the position taken
by it in this notice of agency action. Persons
whose substantial interests will be affected by
any such final decision of the District on the
application have the right to petition to become
a party to the proceeding, in accordance with
the requirements set forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S. to
settle an administrative dispute regarding the
District's action in this matter is not available
prior to the filling of a request for hearing.
Jan. 29, 2007-0263


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. pcu;.udal ti a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure oi Ordei dated
January 2007 entered in Civil Case Numnber
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, BHIARGROVE I HIRD ADDITION
according to the map :. plat thereot, as r
corded Plat Book 102 iiya e 34, Public RB.
cords of Polk County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, in the lobby ol tne POLI< County
Courthouse, Jury Lounge, Second Floor, North
Broadway, Bartow, FL 33830 at 9 00 a.m. on
the fht day of February. 2007..
Any person claiming an interest ii the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the popurtl
owner as of the date ohe lis pndcns mus:
file a claim within 60 days after the sdic.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, ot the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on ChuYch Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice ol Change' at tile sale loc -
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.


If you are a person with disabilities whu,
needs any accommodation in oidei 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 youi receipt
of this notice; it you are hearing or voice
impaired call I1DD ti63) o34 / o i i-o10-
ida Relay Se vices /111
Dated: J.anutary_5,.. 200o7.
Clerk of the Court
by /Is Mary Thomas
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Jan. 22, 29, 2007-0207










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Public Notices


;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 10TH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY AS TRUSTEE,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
TOMMIE BROWN, JR., ET AL,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
2006-CA-004810
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: TOMMIE BROWN, JR.
whose residence is unknown if he/she/
they be living; and if he/she/they be dead,
the unknown defendants who may be
spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assign-
ees' lienors, creditors, trustees, and all
parties claiming an interest by, through,
under or against the Defendants, who are
not known to be dead or alive, and all par-
ties having or claimant to have any right,
title or interest in the property described
in the mortgage being foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the following
property:
LOT 46, IN BLOCK K OF LAKE
DAISY ESTATES PHASE THREE,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 89, PAGES 1
AND 2, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against the corporation and
the corporation is required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to it on
DAVID J. STERN, ESQ. Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 801 S University Drive,
#500, Plantation, FL 33324 on or before
March 2, 2007 (no later than 30 days
from the date of the first publication of
this notice of action) and file the original
with the clerk of this court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter;,otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition filed
herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at POLK County, Florida, this 25th
day of January, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2007-0268



STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND THE CITY OF
FROSTPROOF
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS)
DOCKET NO. 07-1-NOI-5308-(A)-(I)
The Department gives notice of its in-
tent to find the Amendment(s) to the
Comprehensive Plan for the City of Frost-
proof, adopted by Ordinance No(s). 2006-
103 on January 8, 2007, IN COMPLIANCE,
pursuant to Sections 163.3184, 163.
3187 and 163.3189, F.S.
The adopted City of Frostproof Compre-
hensive Plan Amendment(s) and the De-
partment's Objections, Recommendations
and Comments Report, (if any), are avail-
able for public inspection Monday through
Friday, except for legal holidays, during
normal business hours, at the City of
Frostproof City Hall, 1,11 West First
Street, Second Floor, Frostproof, Florida
33841-0308.
Any affected person, as defined in Sec-
tion 163.3184, F.S., has a right to petition
for an administrative hearing to challenge
the proposed agency determination that
the Amendment(s) to the City of Bartow
Comprehensive Plan are In Compliance, as
defined in Subsection 163.3184(1), F.S.
The petition must be filed within twenty-
one (21) days after publication of this no-
tice, and must include all of the informa-
tion and contents described in Uniform
Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C. The petition must
be filed with the Agency Clerk, Depart-


ment of Community Affairs, 2555 Shu-
mard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-2100, and a copy mailed or deliv-
ered to the local government. Failure to
timely file a petition shall constitute a
waiver of any right to request an adminis-
trative proceeding as a petitioner under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. If a
petition is filed, the purpose of the admin-
istrative hearing will be to, present evi-
dence.and testimony and forward a rec-
ommended order to the Department. If no
petition is filed, this Notice of Intent shall
become lirial iiyoicy action.
ii pcrition is filed, other affected per-
sons may petition for leave to intervene in


the proceeding. A petition for intervention
must be filed at least twenty (20) days
before the final hearing and must include
all of the information and contents de-
scribed in Uniform Rule 28-106.205,
F.A.C. A petition for leave to intervene
shall be filed at the Division of Administra-
tive Hearings, Department of Management
Services, 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Talla-
hassee, Florida 32399-3060. Failure to pe-
tition to intervene within the allowed time
frame constitutes a waiver of any right
such a person has to request a hearing un-
der Section 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or
to participate in the administrative hear-
ing.
After an administrative hearing petition
is timely filed,, mediation is available pursu-
ant to Subsection 163.3189(3)(a), F.S.,
to any affected person who is made a
party to the proceeding by filing that re-
quest with the administrative law judge as-
signed by the Division of Administrative
Hearings. The choice of mediation shall not
affect a party's right to an administrative
hearing.
-s- Mike McDaniel, Chief
Chief of Comprehensive Planning
Division of Community Planning
Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
Jan. 29, 2007-0254

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
BANKUNITED, FSB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHARON DEBRA CREASEY, if living and if
deceased, et al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-06CA-005275-0000-WH-
SEC 04
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE-PROP-
ERTY
TO: SHARON DEBRA CREASEY,
ADRIAN PAUL HODGIN, IAN COX,
and LYNN CREASY
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
75 Drake Hall, Westhoughton
Lancashire, England, B15-2ra
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
and any unknown parties who are or may
be interested in the subject matter of this
action whose names and residences, after
diligent search and inquiry, are unknown to
Plaintiff and which said unknown parties
may claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, as-
signees, lienors, creditors, trustees or
other claimants, by, through under or
against the said Defendant(s), SHARON
DEBRA CREASEY, ADRIAN PAUL
HODGIN, IAN COX, and LYNN
CREASY, who is knot knovn to be dead
or alive.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage of the fol-
lowing property in POLK County, Florida,
to wit:
LOT 144, CALABARY PARC-UNIT
ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 113, PAGES 26 AND 27, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Also known as: 329 MONTARA
DRIVE, DAVENPORT, FLORIDA
33897.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on STEVEN L. BEILEY,
ESQUIRE, Plaintiff's Attorney, whose ad-
dress is: LAW OFFICES OF CAMNER,
LIPSITZ AND POLLER, P.A., 550
Biltmore Way, Suite 700, Coral
Gables, Florida 33134, on or before
thirty (30) days from first publication
date, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court by March 2,
2007 either before service upon Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter; other-
wise, a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
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.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
court on the 24th day of January, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2007-0259


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
Lendmark Financial Services, Inc.,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
Estate of Donald Kenneth Griffith, Sr., De-
ceased; Peggy Walker formerly Peggy Griffith;
Donald W. Griffith, Jr.; Albert A. Gill; Mary
Frances Griffith; Rhonda Kopta; Donna Rig-
gins; Amanda sullivan; Polk County; UN-
KNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1 AS
TO UNIT 1; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POS-
SESSION #2 AS TO UNIT 1; UNKNOWN
PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1 AS TO UNIT 2;
UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #2
AS TO UNIT 2; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POS-
SESSION #1 AS TO UNIT 3; UNKNOWN
PARTIES IN POSSESSION #2 AS TO UNIT 3;
IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S) 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
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO.: 2006-CA-005104
Division#: 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE
PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY
TO: Estate of Donald Kenneth Griffith, Sr., De-
ceased
Peggy Walker Formerly Peggy Griffith WHOSE
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 13115
ROCKRIDGE ROAD, LAKELAND, FL 33809
Amanda Sullivan, WHOSE LAST KNOWN AD-
DRESS IS: 37 SMITH STREET, WARE
SHOALS, SC 29692
Residence unknown, if living, including any
unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if
either has remarried and if either or both
of said Defendants are dead, their respec-


tive unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, as-
signees, creditors, lienors, and trustees,
and all other persons claiming by, through,
under or against the named Defendant(s);
and the aforementioned named Defen-
dant(s) and such of the aforementioned
unknown Defendants and such of the
aforementioned unknown Defendants as
may be infants, incompetents or otherwise
not sui juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion has been commenced to foreclose a mort-
gage on the following real property, lying and
being and situated in POLK County, Florida,
more particularly described as follows:
THE WEST 115.00 OF THE EAST 230.89


OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER
OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE QUARTER
OF THE NORTHWEST ONE QUARTER
OF SECTION 25-TOWNSHIP 27 SOUTH-
RANGE 27 EAST OF EAST POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS ROADWAYS
OR EASEMENTS OF RECORD TO IN-
CLUDE: COMMON NORTHWEST COR-
NER OF SOUTHWEST ONE QUARTER
OF SOUTHEAST ONE QUARTER OF
NORTHWEST ONE QUARTER RUN
EAST 430.00 FEET, SOUTH 441.84 FEET
TO POINT OF BEGINNING, RUN EAST
10.0 FEET SOUTH 220.00 FEET, MORE
OR LESS, WEST 10.0 FEET NORTH TO
POINT OF BEGINNING LESS ROAD
RIGHT OF WAY THEREOF. TOGETHER
WITH MULTIPLE MOBILE HOMES PER-
MANENTLY AFFIXED THEREON: YEAR:
1984; MAKE: BERK; VIN#
FLFL2BD373204928B AND
FLFL2AD373204928A.
More commonly known as 5370 East
Hinson Avenue, Unit 1, 2, 3, Haines
City, FL 33844.
This action has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a copy of
your written defense, if any, upon
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, Attorneys for Plain-
tiff, whose address is Woodland Corporate
Center, 10004 N. DALE MABRY HIGHWAY,
SUITE 112, TAMPA, FL 33618, Tampa, FL
33614, 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 im-
mediately there after; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court
on the 25djt day of January, 2007.
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) 534-4488, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice of hearing; if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service (800)
955-8770.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Circuit and County Courts
By: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2007-0267


NOTICE
This ad shall serve as legal notification of
channel changes for Comcast Cable custom-
ers in Highlands and Polk Counties, Florida:
Comcast's agreement with Sinclair's TV station
WTTA-MY expires shortly. By law, Comcast
may be required by Sinclair to suspend car-
riage of WTTA-MY as early as March 1. This
includes channel 38 in Bartow, Ft. Meade,
Frostproof, Polk County, Lake Placid, Lake
Wales, Avon Park, Highlands County, Sebring
and Spring Lake.
If you have any questions about these
changes, please call Comcast at 1-888-COM-
CAST.
Jan. 29, 2007-0269


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision of
the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
URIEL RUSINQUE, SHERWOOD E. GLENN
AND BARBARA S. GLENN,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 06-1739 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: URIEL RUSINQUE, whose last
known address was c/o GON-
ZALEZ RUSINQUE, 13838 FAIR-
WAY ISLAND DRIVE, ORLANDO, FL
32837, SHERWOOD E. GLENN,
whose last known address was
.746 STRATHMORE PLACE, LAKE
WALES, FL 33853, BARBARA .S.
GLENN, whose last known ad-
dress was 746 STRATHMORE
PLACE, LAKE WALES, FL 33853,
his/her heirs, devisees, assigns, or
successors in interest to the below de-
scribed property
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a
parcel described as: THE EAST 1/2 OF
LOT 12 AND LOT 11, LESS THAT
PORTION DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF LOT 10, THENCE ON
AN ASSUMED BEARING OF WEST
113.13 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF LOT 10, SAID POINT
BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING,
THENCE SOUTH 145.17 FEET TO
A POINT ON A CURVE, THENCE
LEFT ALONG THE ARC 34.49
FEET, SAID CURVE HAVING A RA-
DIUS OF 165.30 FEET, A CEN-
TRAL ANGLE OF 11'57'12" AND
A CHORD OF 34.42 FEET, WHICH
BEARS NORTH 76'41'07" EAST
TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF
LOT 10, THENCE NORTH
16'09'24" WEST 112.2 FEET,
THENCE NORTH 04'30'51" WEST
29.68 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING; BLOCK 9, MAP OF SEC-
OND UNIT OF RIDGE MANOR, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 19 PAGE 16, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. (TAX ID# 11-30-27-
916000-009110)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Polk
County Ordinance 90-17, the Director of
the Polk County Building Division has de-
termined that the structures) referenced
above are dilapidated structures) as de-
fined in the Ordinance. The
structures) must be demolished
and the debris must be removed
to an authorized landfill or the
structures) must be substan-
tially repaired within thirty (30)
days after this notice has been
served. In order to repair or de-
molish structures other than mo-
bile homes, you must first obtain
a, building or demolition permit
from the Building Department.
If a building or demholition permit Is re-
quired, you are still bound by the thirty (30)
day time period required herein. Your time
to demolish or repair is not extended by the six
(6) month period allowed in the Building De-
partment permits for exercise of said permits.
You must call the Community Development
Specialist II when the structure has been
substantially repaired or demolished.
If the dilapidated structures) are not de-
molished or substantially repaired as set


Forth above within thirty (30) days, the
structures) shall be demolished by Polk
County.
Should you fail to demolish or substantially re-
pair the dilapidated structures) within the 30
day time period, please be advised that you
may wish to remove all personal property and
site improvements from the subject property.
The cost of the demolition and removal of
debris shall be assessed against the prop-
erty owners and imposed as a lien against
the real property. If not satisfied, the lien
may be foreclosed after a period of two
years In the manner provided in Chapter
173, Florida Statutes.


Sports News



BHS Girls Soccer Shuts Out Braden

River in Regional Quarterfinals


By MIKE DeNEVE

Bartow High School Lady Yel-
low Jackets soccer team defeated
the Class 4A District 10 runner-
ups Braden River Pirates 1-0 in
the Region 3 quarterfinals last
Thursday night at Bartow Me-
morial Stadium.
The Lady Jackets got out to a
fast start and scored on an 18-
yard shot from the left side of
the goal by Adrianna Eaton mid-.
way through the first half. Ra-
chel Giddens assisted on the
goal.
Bartow dominated the Lady


Pirates by controlling the ball
and pressing the attack through-
out the game. Bartow had sev-
eral good shots throughout the
game that went just wide or
were stopped by Braden River's
defense.
Bartow's defense kept the
Lady Pirates attack under con-
trol until late in the game when
the Pirates caught Bartow's
goalkeeper out of position and
lofted a long shot that was
headed for the Bartow goal.
Bartow defender Jennifer
Barrios made the play of the eve-


ning by running the ball down
from behind and clearing it out
of the Bartow end just as it ap-
proached the goal line. This de-
termined run by Barrios pre-
served the victory as time ran
out a few minutes later.
Bartow goalkeeper Marion
Maloney and the Bartow defense
are credited with the shutout.
The Lady Jackets advanced to
the Class 4A Region 3 semifi-
nals, where they will play at Cy-
press Lake High School in Fort
Myers on Tuesday. Game time is
7 p.m.


Lady Jackets Softball Prepares for

Pre-season Classic on Saturday


By MARK KING

Alumni and fans alike had a
great time this past Friday and
Saturday at the annual alumni
event for the Bartow High
School softball team at Lady
Jackets' Stadium.
As well as the free food and
special scrimmage game on Fri-
day's Fan Appreciation Night
and the Alumni Game on Satur-
day, fans got to find out who the
new inductees to the Hall of
Fame were.
Whitney Little, Elizabeth


Howell and Kara Rutenbar be-
came the latest in a growing list
of student-athletes to have their
names added to the side of the
clubhouse in the Hall of Fame.
All three athletes earned four
State Championships during
their careers at BHS.
The action continues this com-
ing Saturday, Feb. 3, when the
Lady Jackets host the annual
Pre-season Classic. For one low
ticket price, softball fans can en-
joy four games at 11a.m., 1 p.m.,
3 p.m., and 5 p.m.
The games will be (in order)


Bartow against Lake Region,
Ocala Forrest against McKeel, a
consolation game, and the cham-
pionship game. Tickets are $5.
Regular season passes are not
accepted for entry to the game
due to FHSAA rules, according
to Coach Glenn Rutenbar. How-
ever, there will be family passes
available for sale for the regular
season for only $55.
These passes allow softball
fans to bring four members of
the family to games throughout
the regular season.


Youth Waterfowl Hunting PCC


Days Set For Feb. 3-4


"Youth Waterfowl Hunting
Days" are quickly approaching.
This opportunity provides a
chance for experienced waterfowl
hunters to take youths afield to
teach them duck hunting tech-
niques and ethics.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC), in conjunction with the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
has established Feb, 3-4 as
"Youth Waterfowl Hunting
Days" to help pass .on the duck
hunting tradition.
This statewide, two-day sea-
son allows children younger than
16 years old to hunt, with adult
supervision waterfowl, coots and
common moorhens. Supervisors
(18 years or older) must be pre-
sent and can assist but are pro-
hibited from hunting. Licenses,
permits and federal ducks
stamps are not required for
youth hunters younger than 16
years of age.
The daily bag limit of ducks is
six. The six-duck limit may con-
sist of no more than one black
duck, one mottled duck, one ful-
vous whistling-duck, one pintail,
one canvasback, two redheads,
two wood ducks, two scaup, four
scoters and four mallards (of
which only two can be female).
Taking or attempting to take


Public Notices
protect the public's
Right To Know


The thirty day time period may be enlarged
by the Demolition Coordinator In writing for
good cause shown. In order to receive an
extension of time, you must contact the
Building.Division Immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal extension of time is
not sufficient to enlarge the time period and
will not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor under con-
tract from Polk County, demolishes above said
property, the demolition will Include the re-
moval of all signs of human habitation. This In-
cludes debris, trash (excluding hazardous ma-
terials), tires, building materials, septic tanks,
all structures, primary structure, sheds, ga-
rages, doghouses, etc., slabs, footers, drive-
ways (up to the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property from an ad-
joining property). The property will be brought
to a rake-site basis. If there are any questions
as to what the demolition will include, it is the
owners responsibility to contact the Demolition
Department for clarification.
You may have the right to seek judicial relief
from this action. To do so, the appropriate ac-
tion should be filed with the Clerk of Court of
the Tenth Judicial Circuit within thirty (30) days
of the date of this Notice.
Any questions regarding this Notice of Demoli-
tion may be directed to the following:
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 26th day of January, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 2007-0266


brant or harlequin ducks is ille-
gal. All other species of ducks
may be taken up to the six-bird
limit.
The daily limit on coots and
common moorhens is 15, and
there is a five-bird limit on mer-
gansers, only two of which may
be hooded.
This year, light geese may be
hunted statewide. The FWC's
2006-07 waterfowl and coot bro-
chure inaccurately states light
geese only may be taken north
and west of the Suwannee River,
as was the case last season.
Light geese include snow,
blue and Ross' geese. There is a
15-bird, daily bag limit on any
combination of these geese.
Canada geese may be taken in
the Florida waters of Lake Semi-
nole, which is 'south of State road
2, north of the Jim Woodruff
Dam and east of County road
271. The daily bag limit is five
geese.
All other regulations for hunt-
ing waterfowl apply to this two-
day season. Hunting regulations
can be found online at
MyFWC.com/hunting or in the
FWC's waterfowl and coot sea-
sons brochure, available at
county tax collectors' offices.



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read the Democrat or Leader.


Foundation

Golf Tourney

Celebrates

15 Years

Polk Community College
baseball players will score on
Feb. 5.
Not because of their batting
and fielding skills, but the result
of skillful drives and putts made
by area business leaders partici-
pating in the Wachovia/PCC
Foundation Golf Tournament.
This is the 15th anniversary
of the fundraiser, which benefits
PCC's baseball team. It will be
held at Lone Pine Country Club.
Approximately $300,000 has
been raised by the, event during
the past 15 years.
"The PCC Foundation is ex-
tremely appreciative of the com-
munity's generous support," said
Tracy Porter, associate vice
president for development and
executive director of the founda-
tion.
S"Corporate and community
leaders have embraced this golf
tournament for 15 years, and its
ongoing success is a testament to
everyone's belief in the baseball
team, as well as the college as a
whole."
Evidence of the success of this
event is the fact that in mid-
January it sold out for corporate
sponsors. Other sponsorships are
still available.
For further information, call
the PCC Foundation at 297-
1071.


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MOBILE HOME
FOR RENT
2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, CHA, new carpet,
garbage, sewer and water included. Very
quiet location. Must pass background
check. $490.00 monthly and security.
863-647-1958.
LOT FOR SALE
BEAUTIFUL WOODED lot outside city
limits, Blairville, Georgia. Price $12,000.
533-2085.

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.



LOST
GIRLS BIKE w/basket at FMHS near caf-
eteria. 285-8625.
FREE
55-GALLON STEEL Drums. Contain res-
idue of soy-based printing ink. Call for
availability, 533-4183.

6 MONTH old female Australian Blue
Heeler. All shots. Please call 863-285-
7547.
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
FULL TIME CARE GIVER to care for
elderly grandmother. Call Patricia- 863-
698-4700.
WANTED
TO BUY
USED FISHING Reels working or not.
533-9548.
WANT TO BUY ANTIQUES.
863-676-1153.


Classifieds


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.

1976 HARLEY-DAVIDSON Super Glide
Shovelhead stock, recent paint, new
controls, new speedometer, new battery.
Good condition. $5,850/OBO. Call 813-
458-2677.
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

57 INCH HD TV big screen $1,200. 863-
440-1135.
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.
SCRAP BOOKING former creative mem-
ories consultant needs to clean out large
inventory. All products 30% off. Please
call 533-7448.
WAVE RUNNERS. 2002 Yamaha. 2002
Honda. Double trailer, life jackets includ-
ed, $10,000. 860-0238.

VEHICLE
FOR SALE

1992 JEEP Wrangler 4x4, white, mint
condition, $4,000. New tires, new carpet,
533-2075.
1996 CHEVROLET Blazer. Nice rims
and new tires $5,000. 863-440-1135.

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.

OFFICE SPACE


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.

EXPERIENCED HELP needed in Mul-
berry Restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and
dinner. Call Kim Martin 604-8828 after
2:00 p.m.
FINR, LOCATED in Wauchula, FL., is
currently accepting resumes for an Adult
Education Teacher. FINR is a rehab fa-
cility for adult and pediatric traumatic
brain injury survivors. Requirements for
the position are BS/Education or related
field and a current Florida Professional
Educator's Certificate. (Temporary certifi-
Sation will be considered). E.S.E. certifi-
cation and/ or adult ed experience is pre-
ferred. The adult education teacher is re-
qued to implement I. E. P. 's set forth
by -chool systems throughout the U.S. In
addlion the teacher is required to pre-
par: clients for G. E. D. testing and col-
lege entry. Candidates should be self-
starters who are versatile and able to
teach at different grade levels. FINR of-
fers an excellent benefit pkg including
health & dental insurance, std & life in-
surance, paid holidays, 24 general pur-
pose days annually, annual licensure
and /or ceu allowance, 401K, etc. FINR
is a DFWP and an EOE. Qualified candi-
dates may submit resumes to annet-
tedhr@finr.net or fax to 863-773-2041.
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.


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didn't get away? Tell
us about it, and your .
other story ideas! .

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Announcements Instruction


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Automotive

$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS Cars from $500! Tax Repos,
US Marshall and IRS sales! Cars, Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's,
Honda's, Chevy's & more! For Listings Call (800)425-1730
x2384.

Building Supplies

METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$ Buy Direct From Manu-
facturer. 20 colors in stock with all Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available (352)498-0778 (888)393-0335
Mention code 24.


Business Opportunities


ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earn $800/day? 30
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B02000033. CALL US: We will not be undersold!

Learn to buy Foreclosures, tax liens, and rehabs for pennies
on the dollar. Mentor walks you through each- deal A-Z to
ensure SUCCESS (800)433-4556.

IMAGINE YOU ARE... Looking To Buy Or Sell A
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HelpWanted

Driver ASAP 36-43cpm/$1.20pm + Sign On Bonus $0
Lease NEW Trucks CDL-A + 3 mos OTR (800)635-8669.

Driver-BYNUM TRANSPORT needs qualified drivers for
Central Florida- Local & National OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, no hazmat, no pumps, great benefits, competi-
tive pay & new equipment. (866)GO-BYNUM. Need 2 years
experience.

CLASS-A CDL DRI S- Now Hiring OTR & Local
Drivers- New Equipmeii, Great. Benefits; Premium Pay
Package. Call Oakley Transport, (877)882-6537.

ABLE TO Travel: Hiring eight people, no experience
necessary, all transportation & lodging furnished, expense
paid (raining. Work/travel entire U.S. Start immediately.
Call (888)921-1999.

Post Office Now Hiring. Avg. Pay $20/hour or $57K
annually including Federal Benefits and OT. (800)709-9754
EXT.5799 USWA Exam/Fee Req.

Homes ForSale

PALM HARBOR Factory Liquidation Sale. 2006 Mod-
els Must Go! Modular, Mobile & Stilt Homes. 0% DOWN
When You Own Your Own Land!! Call for FREE Color
Brochure. (800)622-2832.

$0 DOWN IIOMES Gov't & Bank Foreclosures! l.ow or no
down! No credit OK! Call Now! (80q)749-2905.

BANK FORECLOSURES! Homes from $10,000! 1-3
bedroom available! Repos, REO's, IIUD, FHA, etc. These
honies nmust sell! Listings call (800)425-1620 cxt 4237.


HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRAINING FOR
EMPLOYMENT: Bulldozers, Backhoes, Loaders, Dump
Tricks, Graders, Scrapers, Excavators; National Certifica-
tion, Job Placement Assistance; Associated Training Ser-
vices (800)251-3274 www equipmentoperator coin

AMERICA'S DRIVING ACADEMY Start your driving
career today! Offering courses in CDL A. Low tuition fee!
Many payment options! No registration fee! (866)889-0210
info@americasdrivingacademy.com.

Lots & Acreage

FL LAND BARGAIN! 67 ACRES Only $670,000. Beau-
tiful oaks, great pastures, secluded setting. Perfect for horses!
Close to state park & easy access St. Mary's River. 30 mins
Jacksonville, FL. Call Now (800)898-4409 x 1106.

Miscellaneous

DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS children, etc. Only one
signature required! *Excludes govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600. (8am-6pm) Alta Divo-'e, I LC.
Established 1977.

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Mcdical,
*Business, *Paralegal, *Computers *Criminal justice. Job
placement assistance. Computer provided. Financial .\:I if
qualified. Call (866) S-21212
www onlineTidewaterTech corn

WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy ;irect and Save! Full
Body units from $22 a month! FREE Color Catalog CALL
TODAY! (800)842-1305 www up etstan coin.

WANT AN EXCITING SUMMER GETAWAY? Come
join us (staff children warmly welcomed at no cost) for a
summer fil I ed with work and fun in the spectacular Adirondacks
Mtns, NY. Various group, specialty and outdoor leader as
well as camp mom, camp dad positions. 62nd yr! (518)327-
3117 www campregis-applejack coin

AIRLINES ARE HIRING -'Train for high paying Aviation
Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid
if qualified Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation .
Institute of Maintenance (888)349-5387.

Real Estate

BEAUTIFUL N. CAROLINA. WINTER SEASON IS
HERE! MUST SEE BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL WEST-
ERN NC MOUNTAINS Homes, Cabins, Acreage & IN-
VESTMENTS. Cherokee Mountain GMAC Real Estate...
cherokeemountaiirealtv coin Call for free brochure (800)841-
5868.

AAIII Cool Mountain Breezes! Murphy, North Carolina
Affordable Land, Homes, Mountain Cabins, on Lakes,
Mountains & Streams. FREE BROCHURE (877)837-2288
Fxit Realty Mountain View Properties www exitmurpihv com.

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

NEW IOG IOME- $69,900- Lake access to Nonris Lake
with 2000'sq.ft. log home package. East TN near Knoxville,
Gallinburg & Smokies. (800)770-9311, ext.1962.

NC MOUNTAIN VIEW LOTS Top Views start at $50,000.
Amenities include Club, Pool, Equestrian Facilities, Hiking
Trails and Hi-Speed Internet. One half to 3.5 acre sites.
www hiPhlanidstmountainproperties coin CALL (888)625-
8950 Today!


GA/FL Border. Grand Opening Sale! 20 AC $99,900. Pay
No Closing Costs 20 wooded acres in GA. Coastal region.
Loaded w/ wildlife. Long rd frontages, utils, new survey.
Subdivision potential. Excellent Financing. CALL NOW
(800)898-4409 X 1115.

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

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

NEW PRICE! 10+ AC- $299,000! UPSCALE Equestrian
Gated Community! 200 Year old Oaks. Established lush
pastures. Paved private rds, u/g utilities. 2 miles from HITS!
Exc financing! Call (868)352-2249 X 1156.

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

SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE. DIRECTLY ADJOINING
700,000 ACRE NATIONAL FOREST, 16+ AC $143,500.
Unlimited hunting, hiking, camping and trophy trout fishing
all in your back yard. New Release! Hurry, only one!
(877)777-4837.

LANDLORDS TIRED OF LATE RENT AND TENANT
DESTRUCTION? Start fighting back! Eliminate headaches
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www section8bible coin

NC Gated Lakefront Community. Pleasantly mild climate
1.5 acres, 90 miles of shoreline. Never offered before with 20%
pre-development discounts, 90% financing. Call (800)709-
5253.

South Central Florida. Owner Says Sell!! 5 Acres- $99,000.
50% Below Recent Certified Appraisal. Unbelievable oppor-
tunity to own 5 acres of meadows & woods in excellent
location. 50% OFF recent appraisal!! Great financing. Call
now (866)352-2249, x 1097.

270* UNOBSTRUCTED, 40 MILE MTN VIEWS, STATE
ROAD FRONTAGE 8 AC $114,800. Build your dream
cabin with direct 40 miles mtn views all around you. Private
ownership to direct National Forest access & stocked trout
stream. Ready to build. Call now (877)777-4837.

Steel Buildings

BUILDING SALE...Feb/March delivery or deposit holds
till Spring. 2'5'x40'x12' $4800. 40'x'x6'xl6' $12,800. Front
end optional. Rear end included. MANY OTHERS! Pioneer,
(800)668-5422 or www pioneersleel.co!i.






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APARTMENT
FOR RENT


COUNTRY LIVING, single story apart-
ment available. Studio $455, 1 bedroom
$520. Hurry-only a few left. Call 863-
534-3243. Bearcreek Apartments.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT all utilities
included, swimming pool. 533-5553.
EFFICIENCY ROOM furnished, attrac-
tive, quiet, private room, refrigerator, car-
pet, private tile shower bath, A/C, cable,
utilities furnished, $500. Lightsey area.
533-6459.
LARGE 1 bedroom, AC, stove, refrigera-
tor. Good location. No pets. References.
Suitable for adults. 533-4088.

HOUSE
FOR SALE
3 BEDROOM, 1 bath, CHA, fully reno-
vated., carport Gordon Heights near air
port. Lease purchase. $99,900. 941-681-
1680.

BARTOW LAKEFRONT HOME on 1.3
acres. 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage-
almost 3000 sq. ft. Exclusive design,
unique master suite on lower level. Land-
scaped grounds, private dock, fireplace,
huge enclosed balcony, MANY extras
with this property-$339,000. Call Sharon
Martin with EXIT Realty... The Heart of
Florida at 863-289-3227.

BARTOW, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, large fam-
ily room/fireplace, formal dining room,
new kitchen, including mother-in-law
apartment. Consider all offers $179,900.
Payments $723.00 per month. $10,000
down, owner will finance a small part.
954-709-8868.
FORT MEADE 3 bedroom, 2 bath, CB
home just reduced $139,900 on 624 N.
Church. Double corner lot, fenced. Great
family-friendly neighborhood. 255-6393
for appointment.
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.
BUY OR rent to own. 955 East Tee Cir-
cle. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, w/carport/ porch.
Freshly remodeled. Fenced. 5K down-
payment. $124,900. 407-361-0858.
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.
TOP NOTCH REALTY
Website www,topnotchrealty.org

ACREAGE
FORT MEADE- 5 acre home sites-4
available. Located just out side of town
on small private lake. $110,000 each.
Owner financing. Quality Realty & Invest-
ment. 863-533-0888.


2 BEDROOM duplex. $525 plus deposit.
Call 559-7035.

505 N. SEARCY 2 bedroom/1 bath
$550 monthly, $500 security deposit. 1
year lease. Dishwasher, washer dryer
hook-ups. Central H/A. 603-7715 or
533-4482.

OAKS LANDING Town House available.
1145 sq. ft., rent includes water, sewage
and garbage. Call 533-6958 for more in-
formation.
ONE BEDROOM furnished apartment,
utilities furnished. No pets. 285-9422.

HOUSE
FOR RENT
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, 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.
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.
FORT MEADE-4 bedroom, living room
with full hearth brick fireplace, CHA.
$800 per month, first and security. 863-
285-7985, leave message.
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.
RENT TO own, fully renovated. 3 bed-
room, 1 bath, CHA, Gordon Heights near
airport. $800 plus deposit. 941-681-
1680.
UNFURNISHED 1 BEDROOM cottage,
air conditioning, $400 security deposit
$100 per week plus utilities.. 533-3237.


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


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.


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The Polk County Democrat


January 29, 2007


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Awards Highlight Chamber Annual Meeting


Past presidents of the Chamber pass the gavel to Anita Stasiak (far left).


Myrtice Young, George W. Harris,
Jr. Bartow Leadership award win-
ner (left). Harriet Harris with Jeff'
Clark (above). Mrs. Harris present-
ed the award.


Nancy Young receives her jacket for top Can-Do salesperson for 2006 from Ruth Trainor (left). Some of
the other Ambassadors applauding her (from left) are Connie Brown, Barbara Newell, Karen Guffey, Amy
Purvis and Pam Mitchell.


Photos by George McClelland, Trish Pfeiffer and Peggy Kehoe


Retiring Directors Barbara Newell and Doug Royster receive their
plaques from retiring President Len Jordan.


Auctioneer Adam Putnam urged the bidders to go higher for Tango, the
held by Mikel Dorminy of the Community Redevelopment Agency.


adorable yellow lab puppy


Carey McConnell gives Tango
a last snuggle before bowing out
of the bidding.


iMyrtice Young Wins Bartow Chamber's


jGeorge W. Harris, Jr., Leadership Award


Myrtice Young was presented
the Greater Bartow Chamber of
Commerce's highest award- dur-
'ing the Chamber's annual, meet-
irng on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the
'Bartow Civic Center.
:The George :W. Harris, Jr.,
:Leadership Award is presented
'each year as. Bartow's highest
achievement in leadership. Any
member of the Chamber may
nominate"one individual from the
list of more than 300 graduates of
'the Leadership Bartow program.
'The winner is decided by a secret
Ballot from the members of the
:Leadership Bartow Steering
'Committee, past winners of the
Award, and the Chamber presi-
'dent. The award is named after
'the late chairman and chief exec-
I.htive officer of Citrus & Chemical
Bank, who was known as a com-
Imunity leader and supporter.
The award winner was
announced by last year's winner,
Ernie Cooper. :
"Tonight we honor an individ-
ual with not only outstanding cre-
dentials, but someone I know that
George Harris would be proud of,"
he said. "During our recent meet-
ing to select tonight's winner, the
committee agreed that this year's
nominees represented perhaps
'the strongest group we have ever
had. Any of those nominated
would have been an excellent
,choice for tonight's award," he
continued, "but there can only be
one winner, making this award
even more prestigious."
Harriet Harris, widow of'
George Harris, presented the
award to Ms. Young.
A graduate of the University of
South Florida, Ms. Young owned a
marketing consulting firm and
also served as practice develop-


ment director for Carter, Belcourt
& Atkinson, PA. In 1997, Ms.
Young went to work for C&C
Bank where she now serves as
first vice president and market-
ing director.
Ms. Young, a newly-appointed
member of the Chamber's Board
of Directors, is a member of
Leadership Bartow Class III, and
up until this past year, has served
as chairman for the program.
This is her second time being
asked to serve on the Bartow
Chamber Board of Directors. She
also serves as the chairman of the
Bartow Regional Medical Center
Community Advisory Board' and
is on the advisory boards for USF
and the Junior League of Greater
Lakeland. She also volunteers
with Junior Ajiievement.
Ms. Young was recognized by
the National Association of
Women Business Qwners,
Lakeland Metro, with the Woman
of Distinction Award. In 2006 she
received the Bartow Chamber's
Spirit of Bartow Award. She is
involved with the United Way of
Central Florida, Big Brothers/Big
Sisters, the Polk Theatre and the
Central Florida Development
Council. Her husband, Scott
Young, was the first recipient of
the leadership award in 1995.
Another highlight of the
evening was the "passing of the
gavel," from past presidents of the
Chamber. Len Jordan, URS
Southern, and 2006 president,
was the last in line and presented
the gavel to 2007 President Anita
Stasiak.
Ms. Stasiak is senior vice pres-
ident and area executive at C&C
Bank for Bartow and Fort Meade.
She has more than 24 years of
banking experience and a B.S.


degree from Northeast Missouri
State University. She is a 2002
graduate of the Florida School of
Banking and a graduate of the
Leadership Bartow program. Ms.
Stasiak is currently the president
of the Bartow Rotary Club and
has served as secretary for the
Peace River Center for Personal
Development.
Membership recruitment arms
of the Bartow Chamber, the Can
Do and Ambassadors clubs, were
honored at the banquet as Vice
President of Membership Ruth
Trainor, City of Bartow, gave out
awards to the two groups.
The Ambassadors include the
Chamber's top membership sales-
people from previous years who
also hold the distinction of being
Bartow's official greeters.
Ambassadors for 2006 are
Chairman Connie Brown,
LandAmerica Commonwealth
Land Title Insurance; Linda
Culpepper, City of Bartow;
Deanna Gibson, City of Bartow;
Karen Guffey, Gibson & Wirt;
Mary Jordan, Main Street
Bartow; Barbara Newell, City of
Bartow; Pam Mitchell, C&C
Bank; Amy Purvis, C&C Bank;
Pam Renew, Ray Willis &
Associates; Pamela Sams, City of
Bartow; Carolyn.Simpson, Bagley
Advertising; Tina Spath, Spath
Jewelers; Karen Wheeler,
Comcast Cable; Sherry Wheelock,
Polk County Public Schools; and
Sandy Dobbertean, C&C Bank.
This year's top Ambassador of
the Year award went to Connie
Brown, who will again serve as
Chairman for the club.
The Can-Do Club consists of'
volunteers from the business
community who donate their time
and talents to retain members


and recruit new members to the
Chamber. This "was a record year
for membership revenue and the
Bartow Chamber was ranked
number 14 in the Tampa Bay
Region by Tampa Bay Business
Journal," Ms. Trainor said..
Can-Do members for 2006
were Mikel Dorminy, Bartow
Community Redevelopment
Agency; Teri Graves, Graves
Plumbing; Wayne Harrison, Title
Research; Robert Massey, C & C
Bank; Melissa Pittman, Wachovia
Bank; Susan Sartain, Bartow
Regional Medical Center; Gail
Smith, C & C Bank; Eva Stewart,
Michael Holley Pontiac-Buick-
GMC; and Nancy Young, Badcock
Home Furniture, Bartow and
Eagle Lake stores.
Each year, Can-Do members
are eligible to win a Silver Dollar
Award with sales of $2,000 or
more. Silver Dollar Award win-
ners were Mikel Dorminy, Wayne
Harrison, Melissa Pittman, Gail
Smith and Nancy Young.
Ms. Trainor then announced
the winner of the coveted Rei
Jacket. This award goes to the top
Can-Do Salesperson who moves
up to become a member of the
Ambassadors Club. "This year's
revenue total was the highest in
the Chamber's history," Ms.
Trainor said. With more than
$10,000 in membership sales, our
winner this evening is Nancy
Young."
Awards were also given to
Bartow Chamber retiring direc-
tors David Brewer, Brewer Sahm
& Webb; Barbara Newell, City of
Bartow; Dr. Ralph Nobo, Jr.; and
Doug Royster, Jacobs
Engineering.


Newly-christened Budreau, the puppy snuggles with his new own-
ers Neal and Gabrielle O'Toole, and meets his new "brother,"' 15-
month-old Liam (below). .


Januaryrj 29, 2007


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Girls' Soccer Team Carries On Tradition

BY JACKIE SIMONS

The varsity girls' soccer team faced new coaches, injuries, and new players
this year, but they persevered and headed into districts seated as number one on
January 18. The girls showed why Bartow is the Home of Champions. A whole
group of fans supported them.
The girls traveled to Kathleen High School's stadium on January 18 to face
opponent Ridge Community. Any nervousness felt by the girls was immedi-
ately calmed after Rachel Giddens scored the first goal within seconds of the
first half.Giddens went on to score another goal as well, and Erica Turnbull
scored the last, ending the game with a 3-1 win over Ridge.
The following night the girls headed back to Kathleen High School to play
their district rival Lake Wales. Bartow tied with Lake Wales twice this season
but the team was determined to win and defend the district title. After end-
ing regulation tim with a 1-1
"We've had a lot of losses tie, the girls headed into sud-
den death; whichever team ,... "--- -
and injuries,. but we man- scoredfirstwon. '.
aged to make the best of Fodur minutes into sudden is s n.- t
death, senior Sarah Nikdel i -. -."
it, and we still managed received a free kick at about ," a
half field and popped it over
to maintain the number the defense to freshman Eri-
one spot in districts." ka Turnball, who scored the
needed goal.
The girls were overjoyed
and ecstatic, hugging, jump-
ing and screaming in pure excitement. Coach Elizabeth Brandt may have been
even more excited than the girls claiming she was "so excited [she couldn't]
breathe. I am so proud of all of you!"
The new coaches. Brandt and Nikki DeNeve's love for the sport and for the
girls has been a great influence on every player. When asked what coaching the Senior Courtney Sela kicks the ball away from an opponent at the game agaisnt district rival Lake Wales.
girls has been like, DeNeve jokingly responded, "Horrible!" After laughing it Photo Credit: Brooke Sporleder.
off, she said that this year "has been good. It has been nice watching the team'
improve and work together. I want a state ring!"
Nikdel said, "This year has been fun. We've had a lot of losses and injuries,
but we managed to make the best of it, and we still managed to maintain the number one spot in districts." Injuries have included everything from shin splints to back problems and although a few
of the girls were out because of these injuries, they knew that pain was temporary and they continued to fight hard.
With everyone's support the Lady Jackets soccer team look forward to playing in the first round of regionals at home, on Thursday, January 25.


Grease Coming Soon to An


Auditorium Near You

BY MARY WYANT

At the dawn of a new semester. BHS students have many activities to look forward to. spring sports, beach I want to as
parties, and e'en the occasional movie. Drama Club. however, has a different definition of fun want o get
Members of Illumtons the BHS drama club, plan to present the musical Grease this season. This bee-bop, many students in the:
hand-jive spectacular brings older folks dow n memory lane for a glimpse of what life was like in the fifties.
Grease. "started off as a Broadway production,"said Corey Poole. the drama club sponsor. "then it turned SChool involved as
into movie. The play is slightly different from the movie, but it is quite fun to work on. It's a hilarious pOSSible.`
musical."
Molly Williams, an IB junior, shared her goal for stardom. "I'll be trying out for Sandy," she said."'Many
people say I look like her with the blonde hair and blue eyes, but I can idenulfy with Rizzo the most"
Opportunities do not lust include the musical arts The sets require sketching, building. and painting, and props need to be accounted for in producing
a show. So, the cast stretches from actors, dancers, and singers to builders, artists and technicians who work the lights. Volunteer service hours can go to
students who devote their ume to these backstage necessities.
"For props, it re% olves around a prom scene, so basics for the props are for the car. The leveled set will: be like bleachers. It'll be really cool," said Poole.
"I want to get as many students in the school Inolved as possible "
Students trying out should bone up on their sinmgmg and dancing skills because the audition consists of a song and an excerpt of a dancing piece that will
be used in the play.
"My piece for the tryouts is 'Funny Honey' from. Chicago,".Williams said.
Auditions will be held February 14-16. After-school workshops to prepare for the audition will be available February 1 and 2.







The Yellow Jacket


Volume 60, Issue 6


January 2007


Theft BHS


BY SARA BETH RAWLINGS

During the past two school years, there has been an increased level of theft on the Bartow
High School campus. Laptops have been the main target of theft for many teachers, as well
as a few students. Dr. Ed Vetter, principal of the International Baccalaureate School on cam-
pus, has had two laptops stolen during this school year alone, with one of the thefts just this
month.
Both of the stolen laptops, Vetter said, were set up in the auditorium for presentations. He
expressed his shock and disappointment at the fact "that there are some individuals at our
school who have no respect for
"There are some individuals at other people's property."
our school who have no respect The school has requested that
any information about the lap-
for other people's property." top be reported, and a reward
has been promised for the re-
turn of the laptop. The school
has taken a strong stand against theft on campus.
"If we find the thief, we will prosecute to the extent allowed," said Vetter.
Unfortunately, the only way the administration believes that the laptop will be returned
is this reward. Dr. Vetter said that he wished the "individuals with knowledge of.the thefts
would come forward because that's the right thing to do," and not because of the reward that
has been promised. According to the principal, the students on campus are lacking the values
of "honesty, integrity, pride in self, and self esteem." Until all students on campus demon-
strate these qualities, theft is most likely inevitable.
Senior Crystal Dick recently had her TI-83 calculator stolen on campus. She recalled that
the theft occurred "between her math and art class." She explains that she is mainly "upset
because (she) will have to buy a new calculator for college."
"Additional police officers and harsher law enforcement on campus may discourage or
cause fear of prosecution for stealing, but in the end, it all has to do with the morals students
possess and whether or not they want to change their community in a positive way," said
senior Bhakti Kadiwar of whether anything can be done to prevent theft
Hopefully the thief will be caught, and an end will be put to the recent display of disrespect
and craftiness.


Students Sweep

Contest


BY JASS OUHRI


"Martin Luther King, Jr.
was there to help ev-
erybody, not just on
group."



tribute to King on January 15 instead
of merely taking the day off.
Surio and Barry both wrote their
essays after their American History
teacher, Gary Goss, offered extra credit
to anyone who entered the contest.
"I'm grateful and indebted to Mr.
Goss," said Surio.
"I probably wouldn't have known
about [the contest] without Mr. Goss,"
Barry agreed.
As the first prize winner, Surio won
a plaque and a $1000 savings bond,
which she plans to use for college.
Along with Bouchillon and Barry, she
also read her essay aloud at a breakfast
on January 11 at the Bartow Civic Cen-
ter. More important than these prizes,
-however, Surio said, was the "sense of
pride" she received from winning.
"I took a different approach," said
Surio of why she thought her essay
beat out others to take first place. "I
expanded on the American dream and
said that Martin Luther King, Jr. was
there to help everybody, not just one Winne
specific group. I tied in everybody." Surio,
specific group. I tied in everybody." 4-6'_


Bartow International Baccalaureate students
took the Martin Luther King, Jr. essay contest by storm in
January, netting all three of the top spots. IB junior Priyanka
Surio's essay won first place, followed by IB sophomore
Rachel Bouchillon's in second place, and IB junior Rebecca
Barry rounding out the shutout with third place. The contest
challenged students to write about "The American Dream
- Freedom, Democracy, and Opportunity for All: Make It a
Day On, Not a Day Off!" and how communities could pay


r of the Martin Luther King essay contest, Priyanka
plans to write more essays for scholarships and con-
Photo Credit: Jass Ouhri.


BY BROOKE SPORLEDER

Boom, Boom! BANG! Sounds clamor in a soldier's ears as his mind races on
what his next attack should be. While the war in Iraq is halfway around the world
and not something most people think about, it really hits close to home for some
students and staff at Bartow High School. Some of the students and staff here at
BHS have family members over in Iraq right now or have felt the effects of the
war first hand.
BHS sophomore Brett Horn's father is in Iraq with the Army. First class Ser-
geant Keith Horn left on January 4,2007. To Brett, "that is a lifetime." Sergeant
Horn, 37, has been in the Army for 15 years, and he also served in Desert Storm.
"I don't like it," said Horn of his father's absence, "but if it is necessary, then it is
necessary." The hardest part of his father being in Iraq, he said, is that "we don't
get to talk on the phone; we can only e-mail."
Private First Class Alberto Mendez, a 2005 BHS graduate, is in Iraq right now.
'He is BHS students Juan and Leo Davila's cousin. Mendez, 19, and the Davilas
were really close. They saw each other almost every week because they went to
church together. Mendez is coming home in February for a couple of months.
BHS teacher Patricia Rudden's son-in-law, Brent Foster, is in Iraq right now.
Foster, 30, is a corporal for the Colorado National Guard. Foster's job is to fly me-
divac helicopters. Foster left for Iraq in August of 2005, and he will have an R &
R to come home in March. Foster's absence has affected his family in thousands
of ways. He has a two-year old daughter at home, so it is really hard on his wife to
work full time and take care of the baby. "Brent always wanted to fly" commented
Rudden when asked why Foster went into the military.
BHS 2005 graduate Chris-
tian Peaster is stationed in "I am very proud of him
Al Asad, Iraq right now. Al
Asad is a Marine helicopter for choosing to serve his
forcebase. Christian was just country. I honestly feel it
promoted to a specialist in his
field. His job in the Army is was what he was meant
a Blackhawk helicopter crew
chief. He is in a medivac unit to do."
so he picks up injured soldiers
and civilians. While he is in
charge of helicopter mechanics, he has had to also learn a lot of paramedic skills.
Peaster is a private second class. He has been in the service for a little over a year
and a half. He graduated 2005 in May on a Thursday evening and left the follow-
ing Tuesday for the army. This May he will have served two years. He also just
likes the idea that he is serving his country and is very proud of himself.
Peaster's mother, Cynthia Peaster, stated that "I am very proud of him for choos-
ing to serve his country. I honestly feel it was what he was meant to do. It is kind
of like his calling. I worry about him everyday but know his is doing what he
loves. I pray for him everyday and put him in God's hands."
For Christian, the hardest part of being over in Iraq is being away from his fam-
ily. Another hard part is not being able to go fishing and ride dirt bikes on his
down time. Christian's service should be done in the middle of September 2007.
No one knows if he will have to go back into the service again.



FCAT Not Popular


Among Students

BY SHELBY MERRITT

Many students dread FCAT. They prepare for the standardized test all year, but
by the time February and March roll around, a lot of students do not feel prepared
to take it.
Though many students say they are not ready for the tests come spring, teachers
spend a great deal of time preparing students for it.
"We work on things that are tested on FCAT every day," said math teacher David
Burkey. From August to February, academic classes focus intently on teaching
FCAT skills. Teachers are required to cover FCAT skills throughout the school
year, and though 75% of Bartow High School sophomores feel that their English
classes helped them prepare for the test, the majority of them think that the State
of Florida requires too much focus on the test.
"When a lesson is labeled 'FCAT' like a test simulation exam, the students
groan," said Amy Hardee, an English teacher. Still, for graduation requirements,
learning the skills needed to pass the test are extremely important, even if there is
controversy surrounding the usefulness of the test itself.
No one likes to hear the word "FCAT." No matter how important knowing these
vital skills are, few students are willing to sacrifice their free time in order


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Editorial: Should Athletes Be

Given Special Treatment?

Because of the stories of Ray Lewis, Michael Houston, and the Minnesota Vikings stretch across the
newspaper headlines, the issue of sport ethics has come into focus. 'While many people have begun to
question the impartiality of the punishments that athletes are receiving for their crimes or misdemeanors,
others continue to support their heroes of Monday Night Football and March Madness. In reality the issue
rests on one question: Are athletes students or professionals superior to the regular Joe Smiths who sit
in their cubicles instead of a locker room?
In the world of NFL, NBA, and NCAA, it seems that athletes are privileged to exemption from the
reparation that is deserved for misdemeanors com-
"There must come a mitted. Instead of being handcuffed and thrown into
jail, athletes are simply slapped on the hand and
point here professional asked to pay a fee of $50 from their multi-million
athletes are treated like dollar salary. While this "special privilege" keeps
Athletes on the court and on the field, it also gives
people instead of gods." athletes a false impression that they are superior to
the law. There must come a point where professional
athletes are treated like people instead of gods; until
then sports organizations are permitting a disservice
to the country.
Unfortunately this mind set has infiltrated the mentality of high schools sports. Student athletes across
the nation walk through the halls of their schools standing high above the rules because "they are the next
Kobe Bryant." Although specific qualifications are set in place for Bartow High School student athletes
are they truly followed?
To play on a Bartow High School sports team specific requirements are mandatory, including a 2.0
cumulative GPA. Yet some student athletes seem to believe that because of their positions on the field and
the court they receive "special privileges" not only are the sport requirements disregarded, but the Code
of Conduct and rules are also ignored by players.
Christopher Broadhead, a varsity football player, remarked that "I can show up late for class and not be
counted tardy sometimes." Unfortunately, showing up to class tardy is a trivial problem when compared
to the dilemma of condoning a high school student athlete to accept an assortment of "gifts" merely be-
cause he is the star player on the field.
When asked if he believed that athletes received fair punishment for their actions, Broadhead said, "I
think it's just the way society is. People who look up to [these athletes] don't want to see them in a bad
light."
Although student athletes across the county are beginning-to follow in the steps of their role model,
administration and staff have remained grounded in the equity of each studefit's behavior. Coach Richard
Murvin, the girls' basketball coach, explained, "I try to give the athletes a greater focus on what is impor-
tant such as their grades. I check up on them periodically and stay on top of their work in school."
Glenn Nakamura, a mathematics teacher and former soccer coach, believes that no student should be
treated differently because "they are not any different than anyone else." Not only does he look down
on this new mentality of the student athletes, but he chastises the coaches who condone the "special
privileges." Nakamura stated that when coaches defend a guilty athlete they are "trying to defend their
win-loss record more than they are trying to defend the student."
While the world around us continues to allow these sport idols to become superior to the law, high
schools must maintain a sense of right and wrong for all students-whether it is in the classroom or on
the field.
Courtney Sela


Do You Have eire .


Syndrome?


BY TAYLOR SELLS

Are you an heiress? Do you act like one? Then you might have Heiress Syndrome or
(H.S). A recent study by Yale University found that one out of every fifty girls have H.S.
But how can you tell if you or a loved one has H.S? Here are ten symptoms that you
might have:

1. You have your plastic surgeon on speed dial.

2. You have a chihuahua for every day of the week.

3. You frequently say "That's hot"

4. If you have less than a hundred dollar bill in your purse, you throw it away.

5. You have a large portrait of yourself in every room.

6. For your Sweet Sixteen you had a club named after yourself.

7. You talked your parents into getting rid of your sibling to use their bedroom for your
shoe collection.

8.You wanted a bigger room so you switched with your parents

9. You are so skinny designers had to create a new size for you, triple zero.

10. You've already scheduled your first ten Botox appointments to celebrate your 21st
birthday.

If you or any of your loved ones are suffering from any of these symptoms then you or
they might have H.S. If so, contact your nearest poor person to get a severe reality check.
Orjust take the new pills designed by the finest doctors in Beverly Hills. The medicine
case comes in five designer brands: Louis Vuitton, Dior, Chanel, Burberry, and Gucci,
now available at your nearest Lancome counter.



Happy Feet a


Flop


BY BRENDAN MATTINA


Do You Feel That Florida Schools Spend Too Much Time on
FCAT?


E No


43%


to be more prepared for it. Although Bartow High School offers afternoon tutoring courses in b
ing and math and many teachers in test areas offer extra credit for attendance, only 20% of stu
that they have attended one of these sessions. Still, there are other ways for students to get sc
help in and out of classrooms. FCAT Explorer has been used to supplement the work that is doi
class, and some teachers are making it worth a student's while to use it.
"Ms. Young makes FCAT Explorer assignments worth a grade," said Summerlin Academy sc
Neill Lashkajani of English teacher Denise Young. The same is true for other English staff. By m
use of FCAT Explorer into a homework assignment, teachers are trying to motivate students t(
use the supplement to help strengthen their skills.
Whatever their opinion, freshmen, sophomores, and juniors have no way out of taking the I
utilize all of the help that is offered. FCAT tutoring for reading will be offered every Wednesday
24, through February 21, 2:30-3:20 in Room 1200.


In the age of Shrek, children and adults alike eagerly anticipate every animated feature.
True to form, Happy Feet opened with aspirations to fill the animated void that has been
exacerbated by the repeated flops that have plagued animation this year. Don't hold your
breath.
Happy Feet is a story of an Emperor penguin whois tone deaf. This matters simply be-
cause according to the movie, Emperor penguins have to sing a particular song to attract a
mate. Mumble (Elijah Wood), the protagonist, tries to compensate for his lack of musical
talent by tap dancing (I couldn't make this up). Shunned by his species, Mumble takes
up with a band of penguin misfits and together they set out to find the source of a famine
that is ravaging all species of penguins. From there, Mumble is captured by humans and
eventually released, but this entire plot is beside the point. Here is all you need to know
about Happy Feet: it's another bad ani-
mated feature in this long, sad year of Here iS a! you need to
bad animated features. know about Happy Feet:
.While reviews can certainly be sub- H
jective, when audience feedback is it'S another bad feature
this resoundingly negative, you can't in this long, sad year of
help but think, "Wow, this is a terrible
read- movie." bad animated features."
s say TJ Walker, a BHS senior, agreed
extra that the movie "sucked." Walker said
during he expected something that was "better," essentially insinuating that he expected a more
adult-appropriate comedy. Others echoed the same sentiments. When asked whether he
more would go to see it, Joey Trejo, a BHS junior, responded, "You crazy." His justification was
ig the the amount of money he would have to pay simply to see a movie that he expected would
ually disappoint him. He added that the movie seemed to be explicitly for "children." This ap-
pears to demonstrate that animation has lost touch with the older demographic, the same
T. So demographic that was so instrumental in the genre's post-Shrek explosion.
uary Trejo claimed that anyone who would see a movie like Happy Feet "for ten bucks is
crazy." After watching Happy Feet, I can't'say I would disagree with him.








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Aiming for the


Championship
BY MEGAN KNOX

It takes two tablespoons of skill, three parts homework, five ounces of


dedication, and 100% pride. Put all these ingredients together, and voila!
A state championship-winning softball team. Can new girls bring these same ingre-
dients to the team as past players have? With girls' softball tryouts the week of January 8,


Try-outs for soft-
ball were for a
whole week, three
hours a day.


coaches were simultaneously eager and apprehensive
for their new players.
"I'm looking for talent, hard workers, and good at-
titude in my players," said Glen Rutenbar, the girls'
softball head coach.
Try-outs for softball were for a whole week, three
hours a day. For some, that week of try-outs can be
a stressful one filled with uneasiness and anticipation.
For others, it is a piece of cake.


Courtney Putnam, a sophomore, like many others girls trying out, is no stranger to softball.
Putnam has played at the 555 Field since she was eight years old. "I'm not nervous about
try-outs," she said.
This may not have been the case for new freshmen trying out this year. They had their work
cut out for them to keep up with the players from last year who are trying out again.
"We're going to have to work really hard," said freshman Linsey Martin.
The next six-time state championship team may be on their way to-victory. The recipe only
requires the right players and practice before the 2007 team is ready to compete.
BOYS' BASKETBALL
Jackets Keep "Ballin'"
BY JACQUELINE HAWLEY

For the boys' basketball team, every day brings vigorous practices and games, a package
complete w ith sweat and hard work. Like every other team, the Jackets experience wins
and losses.
On the January 5, the varsity team fell short of a victory in the tough game against the Lake
Wales Highianders with the score of 83-57.
"We could've done better," said sophomore player Shawn Montgomery. The battle for vic-
torn has several kex ingredients, not just the players. It takes coaches and their qualities to
SI build a person as a player, and strengthen the boys as a team. "Coach stays on us and pushes
us because he knows everyone can do better. His determination builds determination in us,
too," Montgomery said.
Will this determination allow the boys to excel this season?
"We have to get better, and fast," head coach Terrence McGriff said. The Jackets faced the
aggressive Kathleen Red Devils in the Bartow gym on January 19. After fighting hard and
struggling to keep up, they lost with the final score 53-63.
However, the Jackets defeated Tampa Jesuit on their own turf, climbing out on top with
61-58. With a season of 11 wins and six losses, hope still exists for the season's future. "If
we keep playing like we did Thursday night, we will go to State," Montgomery said. "You
have to step onto the court with confidence."

WRESTLING
If You Don't Like It...QUIT
BY KAYLA TAYLOR

"If you don't like it..QUIT," advise the Bartow High School wrestlers' shirts, The wrestlers face a difficult
workout every day and work hard to compete on the team.
The team went up against Frostproof High School on January 9 in a dual meet and took them down 54-18.
Mark Keeley, Luke Thompson, Justin Hunter, Trey Williams, Curtis Fabrezi, George Nemec,Alex Duarte,
and Clay Houston won individual matches.
At the pre-district tournament January 13,.the team placed third,-preceded only by Lake Wales,the return-
ing district champs this year, and Sebring, the returning district rinner-up.
Next up for the team are districts on February 2, regionals the following weekend, and state the weekend
after that.
"We have a very young team," said the team's coach, JohrnO'Neal There are only three seniors on the
team, six returning wrestlers, and one returning state qualifier, Ellis McRoy. First-year wrestlers fill the
other positions. However, O'Neal said the team is "getting better each week."


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Softwbal.


Steppin' It Up

BY DIANA THOMPSON

Transferring from junior varsity to varsity softball can
be difficult for some students, but it was not for Brittany
Rowlette. Ajunior this year, she hopes to ignite her talent
on the diamond.
Rowlette started playing the sport when she was only five
years old. Her father, Bill Rowlette, motivated her to


play softball because he knew that she had the ability to
perform and show off her talent.
"I picked softball over everything else because it's.very competitive and I'm a very
competitive person," said Brittany. To prepare for a game she goes to bed early, wakes
up early, thinks about how she is going to perform on the field, and when it is time for
the big game, she shines by making key plays and getting key hits.
In her spare time, Rowlette lifts weights, hits off the "T", and throws with her sister
Tiffany Rowlette, a freshmen at Bartow High School. She also participates in swim-
ming.
SRowlette's goals this year are to "win state," have a good attitude, be a leader, and
have a batting average over .300. Her current average over the fall and summer is about
.275.
"I expect a lot out of her this year," said her softball coach, Glen Rutenbar.
After she finishes high school Rowlette would like to attend Troy State University and
continue her path of becoming a fantastic softball player.


The Jackets show off their skills at the Jan. 5 basketball game against Lake Wales,
which they lost 83-57. Photo Credit: Bryn-Alan.

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Lady Jackets Turn Around

Losing Streak
BY MAWI MERCADO

The Lady Jackets, weary of non-stop practice and games, found themselves bonding
both on and off court during and after the 2606 holiday season. Even after Christmas
Day, the Jackets pracuced and packed their bags to head south in the annual Treasure
Coast Tournament at Port St. Lucie. Though the team lost all their games, they realized
that they had family within their teammates and coaches.
"At Port St. Lucie we were able to really bond as a team. We Iplayedl our games,
[went] to the mall, lately out for dinner, and Iwentl to the annual party together. We left
the tournament as a family," said varsity freshman and starting guard, Julie Mahoney.
On January 2, the team continued ngorous practice to prepare for district games. Suf-
fenng from a losing streak starting at the Port SL Lucie tournament, the ladies revamped
their efforts in a thrilling win, 31-30, versus Lake Wales. With 1:30 left on the clock, the
Jackets were down by 5 points. In pressuring the Highlanders with a full court defense.
the Jackets stole the ball and made all.free throws totie the game.,
"Whoever wants [the win] the baddest is going to win this game," said coach Richard
Murvin before entering overtime.
Thus, the Lake Wales game gave the energy the Jackets needed "Winning the Lake
Wales game helped us to overcome a losing streak that had been bringing down the team.
Everyone stepped up to guide us to a victory," said Mahoney.
In addition to these games; the team battled Ft.. Meade on January 22nd and honored
their seniors in a game against the Mulberry Panthers by winning.
"We are only as strong as our weakest link," said senior captain and starting point guard
Shandrea Campbell.


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Scouting Founded 100 Years Ago


Happy Birthday, Boy Scouts!


This year, Boy Scouts around the
world will be celebrating the 100th
anniversary of Scouting. Local groups
will begin holding
special events this
February,.the 97th
K ^ birthday of the Boy
Scouts of America.
i f A world Scout
jamboree will be
held this summer, 100 years after
Scouting began.
Robert Baden-Powell, a British
army officer, started the movement a
century ago. Today there are more
than 28 million Scouts in more than
200 countries.
Founder of Boy Scouts
Robert Baden-Powell was born on
Feb. 22, 150 years ago, in London,
England. When he was a child, he
loved camping, hiking and sailing. He
had nine siblings to explore with.
When he was about 20, he was
sent to India as an officer in the
British army.


Sir Robert
Baden-
Powell
(1857-1941)


Boy Scouts take a
night canoeing
voyage during a
camping trip.
Learning outdoor
skills is one of the
most important
parts of Boy
Scouting.

Robert Baden-
Powell gave The
Boy Scouts the
motto they still
use today: "Be
prepared."


In India, Baden-Powell became
known for his skills at scouting and
mapmaking. He began training other
soldiers in these skills.
He had the idea of training small
patrol units. He also started a
program to award badges to soldiers
who learned special skills.
Later he was stationed in Africa.
There he wrote a handbook to teach
soldiers how to scout and survive in
the wilderness.
When Baden-Powell returned to
England, he discovered that boys clubs
were using his soldiers handbook to'
learn outdoor skills. He rewrote it
especially for younger readers.
To find out if his manual actually
taught the boys well, he took 22 boys
on a camping trip in August 1907. The
experiment was a success, and Boy
Scouting was born.


Boy Scouts of America
In 1909, an American newspaper
publisher, William D. Boyce, was in
London on a business trip. He became
lost in the fog, and a boy offered to
take him where he
wanted to go. Boyce tried
to give him a tip in
PT' thanks, but the boy
z- refused. He said, "I can't
z take a tip. I'm a Scout."
Boyce was so impressed by this, he
set up a meeting with Baden-Powell to
learn about Scouting.
There were many boys clubs
teaching wilderness skills in America
at that time. However. Boyce thought
those clubs also needed to teach moral
values, such as trustworthiness and
helpfulness. He and a few other men
founded the Boy Scouts of America on
Feb. 8, 1910.






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Boy Scouts of America Programs


Boy Scouts learn various
outdoor skills during
camping trips. These
boys are learning how to
build and navigate a rope
bridge.


Venturing is the only Boy Scouts
of America program for girls as well
g as boys. In many other
countries, girls and
boys may participate
in all Scout programs.
S Venturing is for kids
past the eighth grade, who are ages
14 to 20. Venturers usually go on
challenging, difficult adventures,
such as whitewater rafting, rock
climbing or long, demanding hikes.


Cub Scouting is
for boys from about
7-10 years old. Cub
LaN^ Scouts begin learning
outdoor skills.
Families usually go along on
camping trips with members of a
Cub Scout pack.
Boy Scouting is for
boys from about 11-17.
By this time, Scouts are
expected to do all the
camping chores by themselves.
Adults go along in case they are
needed, but the boys are expected
to shop for their food, build a fire,
cook the food and set up tents on
their own.


The Eagle is the top
rank of the Boy Scout
program. Only about four of every
100 Scouts earn this rank. Scouts
must perform extra tasks in
leadership, service and outdoor skills
before they become Eagle Scouts.
Eagle Scouts must earn 21
different merit badges. They also
have to conduct their own service
project. They have to design the
project, collect all materials, raise all
money and recruit volunteers. This
project usually takes months.
Eagle Scouts stay in the same
troops they have been in since they
were kids. They may act as guides to
younger Scouts in their troops.


This Venturer walks on a tightrope to
test her skills during camp.


Mini's brother, Mani Spy, is helping build a campfire with
his Scout pals. See if you can find: funny face


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The f4j Standards Spotlight:
by raJl Happy Birthday, Boy Scouts!
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each
week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page' content and offer
activities that will help your students reach them.
This week's standards:
* Students understand that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge,
self-expression and social interaction. (Physical Education)
Students understand how groups and institutions work to meet individual needs and
promote the common good. (Social Studies: Individuals, Groups and Institutions)
Activities:
1. Draw a picture of yourself doing an activity boys learn about in the Boy Scouts. Write a
sentence telling about your picture.
2. Make a list of the Boy Scout merit badges. Share the list with family members and friends.
Ask them to suggest a new merit badge. What suggestions do they have? Was any new badge
suggested by more than one person?
3. Find a newspaper story about a situation in which an individual or group needs help. Write
several sentences explaining how Boy Scouts could help in that situation.
4. Select three different merit badges shown in today's Mini Page. Find at least two items in
the newspaper that could be used to help a Boy Scout earn each badge. Explain your choices.
5. Prepare a new manual for young people about how to survive in a different setting, such as a
school or a city. Include suggestions for how to find your way in that setting, what
"equipment" you would need and what skills you would find useful. Also include advice on
how to help other people in specific situations in that setting. Suggest at least five merit
badges for your setting.
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)


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Rookie Cookie's Recipe

Spaghetti Bake
You'll need: 2 cups cottage cheese
1 pound ground turkey or beef i/2 cup light sour cream
1/2 onion, chopped 1 (16-ounce) box of spaghetti
S1 (26-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce noodles
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 1/3 cup bread crumbs
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
What to do:
1. Saute ground meat with onion When cooked through, mix in
spaghetti sauce and seasoning.
2. Combine cream cheese, cottage cheese and sour cream; mix well.
3. Cook spaghetti noodles according to directions.
4. Spray 3-quart dish with cooking spray. Layer half of the spaghetti
noodles on bottom.
5. Spoon cheese mixture on top of noodles. Layer remaining noodles on
top of cheese mixture.
6. Spread meat mixture on top of second noodle layer.
7. Mix bread crumbs and parmesan cheese and sprinkle on top.
8. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until bubbly and heated through. |
Serves 8. (You will need an adult's help with this recipe.)



Meet Rachel Reenstra
Rachel Reenstra is the host for the new Animal
Planet TV show, "Ms. Adventure." Rachel travels
around, the world looking at animals in the wild. In
the program, she shows people how they can learn
about themselves by watching animal behavior.
Rachel was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., and has
three older siblings. Her father is a doctor and her
mother is a minister. When she was growing up, she
lived in several countries while her parents were
doing mission work. When they returned to Michigan, Rachel began
rescuing injured animals and nursing them to health in her family's
home.
She graduated from college with a degree in theater, and then went
backpacking through different countries. When she returned to the
United States, she began acting in TV shows, plays and commercials.
Rachel earned her master's degree in spiritual psychology and
became a life coach. She also works as a stand-up comic. She lives in
Los Angeles and enjoys playing the guitar and banjo.
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FUNNY'S Mnnm (Uks
All the following jokes have something in common. Can
you guess the common theme or category?


Tim: What do wizards use to serve coffee?
Terry: Cups and sorcerers!


i .Tom: What do we call a UFO wizard?
o 0 00 o 0 Tobias: A flying sorcerer!


Tori: When a wizard makes a chick appear g
suddenly, what is it?
Todd: A cheep trick!





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More About the Boy Scouts


Merit badges
Scouts earn merit badges for
learning certain skills. Below are
some of the badges from about 1920.
Can you identify each badge? Write
your answers on a separate sheet
of paper.




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13. 14.
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16. 17. 18.
Answers: 1. Taxidermy, 2. Personal Health,
3. Swimming, 4. Plumbing, 5. Civics,
6. Cycling, 7. Pathfinding, 8. Dairying,
9. Interpreting, 10. Chemistry, 11. Electricity,
12. Business, 13. Firemanship,
14. Horsemanship, 15. First Aid to Animals,
16. Space Exploration, 17. Disability
Awareness, 18. Computers


Boy Scouts helped sell about $2 million
worth of savings bonds and stamps
during World War II. They also collected
tons of aluminum cans and helped
farmers with the harvests.
Good deeds
Although the Boy Scouts have had
some challenges in recent years, it is
still one of the largest voluntary
youth programs in the world.
Service to the community is an
important part of Boy Scouting. Boy
Scouts of America are encouraged to
do a good deed every day. This idea.
grew from the good deed the English
Scout did for William Boyce, founder
of the Boy Scouts of America.
Some of the good turns Boy Scouts
have performed include:
working with the
U.S. Navy to patrol
C U.S. coasts to watch for
o- enemy ships during
World War I;
S collecting tons
of milkweed floss to use in life
jackets for servicemen;
qo* planting
millions of trees to help
the environment.
Today, Scouts are
working with groups
such as the Red Cross,
Habitat for Humanity -
and the Salvation
Army. Projects include
collecting cans of food
for the needy, cleaning
Habitat houses before the family
moves in, and helping clean up after
Hurricane Katrina.


Jamborees
About every four years, thousands
of Boy Scouts gather for a world
Scout jamboree. This summer it will
be held at Chelmsford, England,
near the site where Baden-Powell
held the first camp 100 years ago.
He organized the first jamboree in
London in 1920.
Individual countries hold jamborees
every few years as well. At
jamborees, Scouts can learn about
the other Scouts' cultures. Scouts
attend workshops to learn different
skills. They usually join together to
perform a community service in the
nearby area.


About 40,000 Boy Scouts of America line
up to go to an event at the 2001
Jamboree near Fredericksburg, Va.

The Mini Page thanks Renee Fairrer, Boy
Scouts of America, for help with this
issue.
Site to see: www.scouting.org
Look through your newspaper for
stories about people performing good
deeds.
Next week The Mini Page celebrates
Black History Month with a story about
National Park sites of special interest to
African-Americans.




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