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Judge Roberts Won't Step Aside in Murder Trials


By PEGGY KEHOE
Managing Editor
SIn an unusual move, the State
Attorney's Office asked Tenth
Judicial Circuit Court Judge
$.ian Roberts to remove herself
from 27 pending first degree mur-
dife isses assigned to her.
::' 'e refused, denying the
stite's motions for disqualifica-
tioni on Friday.


Assistant State Attorney Chip
Thullbery said, "Our office has
consulted with the Attorney
General's Office and it is our
understanding that they will
shortly be filing an appeal of
Judge Roberts orders in the
Second District Court of Appeal
(DCA)."
Thullbery said it is the first
time that he can recall something
like this happening in this circuit.


As of Friday afternoon,
Thullbery said, the murder pro-
ceedings in question "are not
stayed. First it's up to Judge
Roberts, then DCA whether to
stay them."
In motions filed Thursday, the
State Attorney's Office said it
"fears that it will not receive a
fair trial . because the Court
has a predisposition to avoid the
possibility of potential appellate


issues which renders her inca-
pable or unwilling to look at legal
issues with a fair and unbiased
eye and therefore base her rulings
on the law."
On Jan. 1, 2006, former Chief
Judge Ronald A. Herring
assignediJudge Roberts to preside
over all first degree murder cases
in the circuit. Of the cases in
question, four are in Highlands
County; one in Hardee, and 22 in
Polk.
The motion did not apply to the
Nelson Serrano case. In October
2006 he was convicted of four
counts of first-degree murder in
the 1997 slaying at Erie
Manufacturing in Bartow.
However, the Serrano trial was
cited in the state's motions for
Judge Roberts' disqualification in
other trials. In that trial, accord-
ing to the motion, she "made it
quite clear that she rules differ-
ently in homicide cases than in
other cases, which is clearly prej-
udicial to the State and an abuse
of discretion."
While discussing a piece of evi-
dence during that trial, Judge
Roberts said she might allow it if
it were a grand theft trial, but not
in a homicide trial, the motion
says.
"This type of pervasive behav-
ior by the Judge where she does
not rule according to the law
because the case is a first degree


murder case clearly shows that
the State is not receiving fair tri-
als in first degree murder cases."
Also during that trial, "Judge
Roberts' treatment of the family
in this trial was inexcusable and
unnecessary," the motion states.
"The Judge told the State that if
any of the victims' family mem-
bers showed any emotion during
testimony she would declare a
mistrial" when there was no
motion before her asking for a
mistrial.
"The family was repeatedly lec-
tured by the Judge which caused
the family to appear to the jury as
stoic, uncaring and insensitive,"
the motion says. "A jury is enti-
tled to see the impact of a defen-
dant's crimes on the families of
homicide victims. They are statu-
torily granted this right in the
penalty phase of homicide cases.
When a judge engages in behavior
that prejudices the State's trial
presentation, the people of the
State of Florida are not receiving
a fair trial."
While waiting for the jury's
penalty recommendation in the
Serrano trial, the judge told the
family not to make any noise, "not
celebratory or that you are griev-
ing about the verdict. You can't
make any noise or show anything.
If you think that you're going to
do that, you should leave the
courtroom now."


Judge Roberts told those in the
courtroom if they showed
approval or disapproval of the
verdict, "I can put you in jail for
contempt of Court and believe me
that I will. I will do that to you.
Make no noise until you are out-
side of the courthouse."
The state's disqualification
motion argues that "This type of
behavior is prejudicial to the
State, totally unwarranted, rude
and disrespectful to the families
of the victims of a quadruple mur-
der."
During that same 10-week
trial, when the defense and prose-
cuting attorneys "became some-
what hostile" toward each other,
prosecutors told Judge Roberts
they would only discuss trial mat-
ters on the record. She told them,
"I think that's improper to put
that kind of discussion on the
record and you will not do it. If
you don't want to talk to them,
that's fine, but you are not going
to talk to them on the record."
Prosecutors said in the motion
that "the Judge's refusal to allow
the State to make a record in a
homicide case is clearly prejudi-
cial to the State and abuse of dis-
cretion."
Other cases were cited in the
motion. During a pretrial hearing

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CRA Expansion Would


Encompass East Bartow


Expansion of the boundaries
of Bartow's Community
Redevelopment Agency to take in
183 acres of homes in the East
Bartow community will be con-
sidered by the city commission
tonight.
The expansion would encom-
pass 499 single-family homes
and duplexes, and Gibbons
Street Elementary School. It
would exclude the Green Tree
residential development, Carver
Recreation Center, and the coun-
ty and state buildings in the
area.
Expansion of the CRA into
East Bartow has been proposed
for several years. Money raised
by the CRA is used for improve-
ments within its boundaries.
The present CRA boundaries
include downtown Bartow, West
Bartow, and lot of commercial
property on the north side of
town and on U.S. Highway 17.
The commission will hold a
work session at 5 o'clock 30
minutes earlier than usual -
and will reconvene for its regular
business meeting at 6:30.
At the work session, commis-
sioners will review a proposal to
establish a community develop-
ment district to finance $54 mil-
lion worth of improvements in
the planned Silver Company
development on the north side of
Bartow. The 506-acre Silver


Company tract is located
between U.S. Highway 98 and
E.F. Griffin Road.
A community development
district is a funding agency made
up of property owners within the
CDD boundaries, created for the
purpose of paying for improve-
ments within the district.
This would be Bartow's first
CDD, and would be called the
Saddle Creek Community
Development District.
Other items on the agenda:
Discussion of appointments
to the Historic Architecture
Review Board and the Bartow
Housing Authority.
Appointments to the zoning


Gregg Lamb was named inter-
im director of the building
department of the City of Bartow
on Friday, filling the vacancy left
by the resignation of Donnie True
as the city's building official.
True resigned on Friday,
telling City Mgr. Joseph J.
DeLegge he planned to spend
more time on his home construc-
tion business, and would become
Eagle Lake's building official on a
part-time basis. True was


board.
Acceptance for city mainte-
nance of the roads and other
infrastructure in Wind Meadows
Subdivision on E.F. Griffin Road.
First reading of an ordi-
nance to approve the final plat of
Bridgeport Subdivision, Phase II,
on the north side of Lyle
Parkway.
Final reading and a public
hearing on an ordinance autho-
rizing the city to buy a parcel of
land at 1020 Wabash St. from
Johnny L. and Iola Jones for
$13,400. The city is buying the
land to help resolve drainage
problems in the area.


employed by the city for more
than 17 years.
Lamb has been employed by
the city for more than 11 years,
and held the position of chief
building inspector.
In his new capacity, DeLegge
said in a memo distributed to city
commissioners and department
heads on Friday, Lamb will direct
the operations and building
inspections in the building
department.


Tiger Bay Club Ponders Decriminalization of Illegal Drugs


SBy BRETT LOWE
Staff Writer

.::i6ohibition didn't work for
~iol, so maybe it's about time
.W&q:lize that it's not working for
d~1is, either, and should be
stlipptlld.
';-:That's. the position Peter
Christ of Law Enforcement
.Aginst Prohibition put forth for
Tigei Bay Club members to con-

':*iAlso commenting on the issue
were Brad Copley from the office
of::;the state attorney, 10th
SkTtieial Circuit, and Marion
~i&man, public defender.
':::- rist said his main objective
,6:-to end the drug war. He
vi;ityes that the war is ineffec-
tive,;and causes more harm than
legalizinf and regulating drugs

.:Eighty-five percent of drug-


related deaths are due to battles
over the marketplace, he said,
while only 15 percent were relat-
ed to individuals.
People who are arrested for
drug use are often sent to prison
instead of going to treatment cen-
ters for help. This is a not a good
solution, especially as there is not
one drug-free prison in existence,
he said criminals just make
new connections in prison.
Arrests of drug dealers only
serve to open up vacancies for
others, he added.
Copley responded by saying
that the thought of buying
methamphetamines .at a local
drug store was ridiculous. He said
that drugs are too addictive and
life-destroying to be allowed to be
sold in such a fashion.
In the war on drugs, it is


Moorman said that he views
the war.on drugs much like many
people view the war in Iraq he
supports the troops, but is against
the war.
He noted that the only humans
not to use psychoactive drugs his-
torically were the Eskimos, and
that is because they had no access
to those kinds of plants. After the
drugs were introduced, they took
to them just as had other peoples
had before them.
Enforcement is a problem,
Moorman said.

Losing the War on Drugs
When asked if the nation had
lost the war on drugs, Copley
replied that law enforcement
could never wipe out drugs, but
that doesn't mean the war is lost.
Christ said that the war on


important to attack everything on .drugs is lost, and that it is now a
all levels, he said. social problem that must be dealt


with.
Moorman agreed, saying that
the collateral damage was unac-
ceptable. The drug war has dis-
proportionately fallen upon the
poor blacks in the. street as
opposed to the rich whites taking
ecstasy in the clubs, he said.
'If drugs were legalized, Christ
did not believe that they would
become a widespread' problem.
Fifty-one percent of adults do not
drink alcohol, he said. Addiction
is a personal problem, and not
everyone is going to take these
drugs and become addicted.
Moorman said that meth does
ravage those who use it, and he
would not like to see it made more
available. However, he said that
no normal-thinking person would
want to take meth even if it did
become legal.
More deadly overdoses occur
from people taking prescription


drugs like Vicodin than from ille-
gal drugs, he said.
Copley claimed that the public
had seen only the tip of the ice-
berg if drugs were to be made
legal. He was concerned about
what happens to the children if
the parents become hopeless
addicts, who only care about the
drugs.

Taxes from Legalized Drugs
One person asked panelists to
give an estimate as to how much
money could be made if marijua-
na were to be legalized and taxed.
Mloorman said that he didn't
know the economics to provide
numbers, but said that marijuana
was the number on cash crop in
the United States. He said that
the war on drugs had forced mar-
ijuana growers to innovate in
their methods, and now they
could make a lot of money grow-


ing out of small inside rooms with
special lights and hydroponics.
While Copley could provide no
estimate, he said that the social
cost would far outweigh any of the
monetary gains that could be
.made through legalizing marijua-
na.
Christ said money would
immediately be gained because
there would be less need for the
$70 billion spent to fight drugs
every year. He said that what
used to be disparagingly called
the "numbers racket" is now the
Florida lottery system, which pro-
vides money for education.
Ideally, he said, money saved
on law enforcement and money
earned through taxes on legal
marijuana and other drugs could
be spent on helping treat the
problems of addiction and spread-

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Contact Us
Polk County Democrat 533-4183, Fax 533-0402
P.O. Box 120, Bartow, FL 33831
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Community Life


Valentine King &8 Queen of Savannah Court


ALS Walk March 10; BFD sYart assess

Team Seeking Sponsors At Holy Trinity


Savannah Court of Bartow crowned its third
annual Valentine king and queen during a Valen-
tine party Feb.14. Residents voted Josephine Ter-
ranova and Myron Litwin as the royal couple.
ranova and Myron Litwin as the royal couple.


S.L. Frisbie, IV, associate
publisher of four newspapers:
The Polk County Democrat, The
Fort Meade Leader, The Lake
Wales News, and Polk County
Times, told Bartow Lions Club
members and their Valentine's
Day luncheon guests how the de-
cision was made to sell Frisbie
Publishing to Sun Coast Media
Group after 75 years of family
ownership.
"I wanted a buyer with a
track record of publishing suc-
cessful company newspapers and
the management depth and re-
sources to grow the business as
our communities grow," Frisbie
said.
"I wanted someone who was
here for the long haul; somebody
who would not resell the busi-
nesses in a year or tow, would
maintain our three community
newspapers, and would give all
of our present employees the op-
portunity to remain on staff."
Derek Dunn-Rankin of Sun
Coast Media Group, a friend of
25 years, filled all those require-
ments, and the parties soon
came to a mutual financial
agreement. Bartow lawyer Don
Wilson called the negotiation
"the most harmonious" corporate
sale he had ever experienced.
Frisbie and his wife, Mary, ac-
cepted a three-year employment
contract, and S.L. Frisbie will
serve on the Sun Coast board of
directors for three years.
"I told the staff that the con-
tract was 42 pages, and that we
had shaken hands with the
Dunn-Rankins. The handshakes
were more binding than the con-
tract," Frisbie said.
Since the sale, several Sun
Coast employees have been in
The Democrat plant assisting
with the transition, primarily in


"Princess Pinky," Rhiannon Quinn, 3-year-old
great-niece of resident Lorraine Quimby, pre-
sented the couple with gifts. Savannah Court
photo


***
Courage is the virtue which
champions the cause of right.
-Cicero
***


I like to give my energy to activ-
ities that affirm the oneness of
humankind.
-Claire Randall
*4


I've believed as many as six
impossible things before break-
fast.
-Lewis Carroll
*5 '


production. Sun Coast has large
printing plants in Venice and
Charlotte.
General Manager Bob Bobber
is now on-hand and will be re-
sponsible for building advertis-
ing sales and circulation. Jim
GouVellis, Sun Coast's executive
editor, is working with the news
staff in Lake Wales.
"Every decision Sun Coast has
made has been with my con-
sent," Frisbie said. "Sun Coast
has made no effort to tell me
what our editorial position
should be on anything.
Perhaps the biggest shift I
have experienced is that, while
Sun Coast reaches every decision
after considerable study, once
the decision is made it is imple-
mented quickly.
"One thing has not changed:
our newspapers are committed
to our communities."
Frisbie noted that one of his
laws which the Dunn-Rankins
have circulated to members of
their top management is "The
customer is king. If we take care
of the king, the king will take
care of us."
Frisbie is treasurer of Holy
Trinity Episcopal Church of Bar-
tow, a retired colonel in the Flor-
ida National Guard, and is a
past president of the Florida
Press Association. He and Mrs.
Frisbie have three children,
Peggy, a former Teacher of the
Year at Bartow High School;
Carolyn Frisbie Holton, mother
of two and doctoral student at
the University of South Florida;
and Loyal Frisbie, retired rock
musician and a student of or-
dained ministry at Asbury Theo-
logical Seminary.
.The speaker was introduced
by Richard Frisbie.


Golden Agers Meeting Tuesday


Bartow Golden Age Club will
hold its covered dish meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 20, at noon, in the
main auditorium at the Bartow
Civic Center.
Al Berry of the Florida Straw-
berry Festival committee, will
present the program. A movie
will be shown, door prizes
awarded, and fresh strawberry
shortcake will be served (mem-
bers need not bring dessert).
Tuesday is the last day mem-


bers can sign up for the Straw-
berry Festival bus trip, set for
March 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Everyone 55 years of age and
older may attend the clubs'
meetings, held the third Tuesday
of each month. Dues each month
are 25 cents, which pays for cof-
fee and tea. Members may pay
$4 toward meat in lieu of bring-
ing a covered dish.
For more information, call the
Civic Center at 534-0120.


CLASSIFIED SPECIALS



1. FREE CLASSIFIED Effective immedi-
ately private party ads that are for items un-
der $500 will run for two weeks for free. If
the customer wants to run past the two
weeks, it will be $5.00 for two more weeks.
After that it will be standard $6.00 rate.


2. GUARANTEED AD For private party
only, for items over $500 we will run your ad
until it sells for $20. Must have a price in the
ad and be for just'one item.


Members of the Bartow Fire
Department will be participating
in the 2007 Walk to D'Feet ALS
on Saturday, March 10.
This year, the "Firewalkers"
will be walking at Lowery Park
Zoo in Tampa, beginning at 5:30
p.m.
The team is seeking busi-
nesses and individuals .to spon-
sor them in the event. Sponsor-
ship levels are gold, $75; silver,
$50; and bronze, $25.
Businesses donating $25 or
more will be listed in The Polk
County Democrat.
All donations are welcome.
Deadline to donate is Monday,
March 5.
Mail checks or money orders
made payable to the ALS Asso-
ciation to 1170 Eleanore Avenue,
Bartow, FL 33830.
Also known as Lou Gehrig's
disease, ALS (Amyotrophic lat-


eral sclerosis) is a neurodegen-
erative disease that usually at-
tacks both upper and lower mo-
tor neurons and causes degen-
eration throughout the brain and
spinal cord.
Lou Gehrig first brought na-
tional and international atten-
tion to the disease in 1939, when
he abruptly retired from baseball
after being diagnosed with ALS.
Most commonly, the disease
strikes people between the ages
of 40 and 70, and as many as
30,000 Americans have the dis-
ease at any given time.
The walk is part of a national
effort in support of local patient
services and nationally directed
research. Last year, more than
1,400 walkers throughout Flor-
ida raised more than $405,000.
Money raised helps fund cutting
edge research and Florida pa-
tient programs.


Fish Fry-Days Start Friday
At St. Thomas Catholic Church


By MARK KING
Community Correspondent

Wednesday is Ash Wednes-
day, the official start of Lent,
also marking the start of the an-
nual Fish Fry Fridays beginning
Friday, Feb. 23, from 5:30 to 7
p.m., at Saint Thomas Aquinas
Cat'holic Church's social hall, lo-
cated on South Kissingen Ave-
nue in Bartow.
Open to the public and spon-
sored by the Knights of Colum-
bus, the event is held each year
on Friday during Lent, when
Catholics traditionally abstain
from eating meat on Fridays.
The tradition of meatless Fri-
days goes back to the first cen-
tury. For Catholics,.it was felt
that since Jesus gave up His


flesh for all on Good Friday, the
meat of warm-blooded animals
should not be consumed in honor
of His ultimate sacrifice.
That is why it's, okay for
Catholics to eat fish on Fridays
during Lent. In addition to ab-
staining from meat on Fridays,
Catholics also are asked to in-
crease their prayer life and their
acts of mercy during the 40 days
of Lent in preparation for
Easter, the celebration of
Christ's resurrection from the
dead.
The menu for the Fry-days of
Lent includes fish, grits, French
fries, cole slaw and hush puppies
for $6.
Fry-days will continue
through March 30.


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Research tells us 14 out of any 10 individual like chocolate.
-Sandra Boynton
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Don't Miss Bartow's



Taste ofAgriculture!


Featuring Country Music Singing and

Songwriting Sensation J.C. Andersen!


J.C. Andersen is one of Country Music's Brightest Rising Stars. With his rugged good
looks and passionate song delivery J.C. gives an energetic and electrifying performance, he
possesses incredible sophistication and remarkable stage presence,
At age 23. J.C. has established his ow\n unique and intense style of singing like no other.
If its pure entertainment you're looking for. look no further, when J.C. takes the stage he
captivates the audience. H ls high-pow\ered performance makes him one of country.music's
most dynamic new talents.
From country rock to upbeat contemporary sounds as a perlonner, songwriter. singer and
recording artist J.C.'s dynamic energy on stage has acquired him the highest praise from the
most jaded of critics..
Credits Include: Opening shows for Keith Urban. Van Zant. LeAnn Rimes. Darry) Worley.
Brad Paisley. Trace Adkins. Lonestar. Diamond Rio. Steve Azar. Joe Nichols. Tracy Byrd.
Trick Pony & others.

Thursday, March 1, 2007


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5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Leland and Wanda Young's Barn, Alturas #i
$30 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the .
Bartow Chamber of Commerce.



Get your tickets today!

Last year was a sell-out.

Contact Linda Holcomb at 533-7125 for tickets.


St Presenting Sponsor

SOlssilities...


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OF COMMERCE


Lions Hear of Frisbie Newspaper
Sales To Sun Coast Media Group


A new six-week session of
Yoga classes begins Tuesday,
Feb. 20, at Holy Trinity Episco-
pal Church of Bartow.
Classes are held Tuesdays
and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30
p.m.
Six classes (once per week)
are $24 for the session; 12
classes (twice per week) are $48
for. the session.
First class is free for first-
time participants. Beginners are
welcome.
For further information, call
Pam Farr, instructor, at 425-
3620 or 604-0915.
The church is located at 500
West Stuart Street. Enter
through the sanctuary doors fac-
ing Stuart.


Class of '57

Meeting

Wednesday
Members of Summerlin Insti-
tute's Class of 1957 will meet for .
lunch Wednesday, Feb. 21, at.
ABC Pizza on West Main Street
in Bartow.
All classmates and spouses.
are invited to go and hear an up-
date on reunion plans.
Those attending are asked to
call Gerty Thompson at 533-
3242 or Sally Putnam at 533-.
7829.











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,BARTOW ELEMENTARY ACADEMY
earned the City of Bartow's Litter Free Campus
Award for the month of January. Receiving the
award were (from.left) back row Darlene But-
ler and Pam Wyant; center row Valrisha Ho-
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gan, Jennifer Bontrager, Hannah Hunt,
tha Hall, Ethan Holland, and Dewaine
front row Zachary Kimbrough and
Miller. Photo provided by the City of Bar


Five Browns At Upcoming School Events
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Florida Southern College and
the Festival of Fine Arts will
present The Five Browns on Feb.
24.
The event takes place at 7:30
p.m. in Branscomb Auditorium
on the Florida Southern campus.
Brilliant classical pianists
and national television favorites,
these five young Juilliard-
trained siblings perform at five
grand pianos in various ensem-
ble combinations. They have ap-
peared on "Oprah," "60 Min-
utes," "Good Morning America"
and "The Tonight Show with Jay
Leno."
'heir debut album led Bill-
bo4;rd to rank the quintet as one
of;the Top Classical Artists of
2005, with the number two top
classical album of the year.
:Currently, they're at the top
of Billboard's Traditional Classi-
cal chart with their album "No
Boundaries."
Tickets are $25. FSC students
are admitted free of charge; non-
F'SC"students admitted at half
price.
For ticket information, con-
tact the Branscomb Auditorium
box office at 680-4296.


Environment
Topic Of Civic
Meeting
Fort Meade Civic Club will
hear from Jonathan T. Ives, vice
president for Mobile Treatment
Services, Inc., next Thursday,
Feb. 22, at noon.
Ives, of Tampa, will speak on
environmental regulations and
what they mean to the average
Fort Meade resident.
The luncheon will be held at
the Community Center. Cost is
$7 for a pasta and salad buffet.


Class of '97

Meeting

March 3
Members of Bartow High
School's Class of 1997 will meet
Saturday, March 3, to discuss
plans for their 10-year reunion.
The meeting will take place
from noon to 2 p.m. at First Bap-
tist Church of Bartow.
For more information, send e-
mail to Dana Merritt at merritt@
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A college and career fair for
students and parents of public,
private, charter and home
schools will be held Friday, Feb.
23, 6 to 8 p.m. at Ridge Commu-
nity High, 500 Orchid Dr., Dav-
enport.
Representatives from Florida
and out-of-state colleges and uni-
versities will attend the fair to
answer questions about their in-
stitutions. Louisiana State Uni-
versity, Purdue University, and
the University of Alabama are
among the schools scheduled to
attend.
In addition, corporations and
businesses will attend to discuss
job and career opportunities.
Disney and Publix are among
the companies confirmed to at-
tend.
The college and career fair is
being sponsored by Ridge Com-
munity High's National Honor


Society. For more information,
call Mike Harvie at Ridge Com-
munity High, 419-3315.

The public is invited to a
Tuesday, March 6 sales tax
oversight committee meeting.
The meeting will be held at
5:30 p.m. in the superintendent's
conference room of the district
administrative office, 1915 South
Floral Ave., Bartow.
The sales tax oversight com-
mittee, composed of community
members, was formed by the
school district in 2003 after vot-
ers approved a referendum
authorizing an additional half-
cent sales tax for school con-
struction.
For more information, call
Bob Williams, assistant superin-
tendent of the school district's fa-
cilities and operations depart-
ment, at 534-0620.


Polk Museum of Art will be
closed to the public Feb. 23-25,
for The Gala, its annual black-tie
fundraiser.
The museum will reopen on
Monday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m., so
that visitors may continue to en-
joy the exhibition "Ansel Adams:
Celebration of Genius."
Museum hours through April
1 are Monday through Saturday,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1
to 5 p.m.
Admission is $10 for adults,
$8 for seniors (62 and older), $5


Polk County Sheriffs deputies
recovered a stolen 2005 Red
Dodge Ram 1500 truck on Jan.
30 in the area of Snell Road and
Alturas Babson Cutoff Road in
Bartow.
The vehicle had been stolen
out of Hardee County.
In the same area that the
Dodge Ram Truck was found, a
2004 white Ford F-250, with an
attached black 10-foot utility
trailer, was reported stolen.
The next day, Jan. 31, the.10-
foot utility trailer was recovered
on Barush Road in Bartow, and
on Feb. 2, the Ford F-250 was re-
covered. on Widen Cemetery
Road in Lake Wales, detectives
said.
Detectives believe the inci-
dents are related.
Surveillance video from a Cir-
cle K convenience store in Bar-
tow shows two possible suspects
exiting the red Dodge Truck.
Still photographs taken from the
surveillance footage can also be
seen at www.polksheriff.org.
Those with any information
regarding the identity of these
persons or information regarding
this investigation is asked to
contact Detective Jerome Bur-
less at 863-499-2400 or 533-
0344.
Anyone with information who
wants to remain anonymous and
be eligible for a cash reward is


for member adults, $4 for mem-
ber seniors, and $2 for students.
Children under the age of 5 are
admitted free.
On April 2, Museum hours
will return to Tuesday through
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and
Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Admission
will return to $5 for adults and
$4 for seniors. Members, stu-
dents, and children will be ad-
mitted free.
The Museum will be closed on
Monday and major holidays.
The Museum is fully accessible.


asked to call Heartland Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS.
Anonymity is guaranteed.


Just Read, Florida! has an-
nounced its recommended read-
ing list in celebration of Florida's
Dun BBlack History Month.
During Black History Month,
Just Read, Florida! will high-
light African-American litera-
ture.
'': "Reading is one of life's activi-
ties that enrich student's imagi-
nations and abilities to succeed
in all other subjects," said Edu-
cation Commissioner John L.
Winn. "Black History Month is a
unique time to expand our love
of reading and learn more about
the impact African Americans
have made on our society."
The reading list contains ap-
propriate selections for all ages,
kindergarten through adult and
also includes resources for teach-
ers to educate students about
the strides made by African
Saman- Americans throughout history.
Snell; The 2007 Just Read, Florida!
Jalen recommended reading list for
"tow Black History Month:
Picture Books
SAmazing Grace, Mary Hoff-


man
Prince, The Future King: A
Father's Example, Kandi Harris
Coming On Home Soon, Jac-
queline Woodson and E.B. Lewis
Dinner at Aunt Connie's
House, Faith Ringgold
Everett Anderson's Friend,
Lucille Clifton
Mufaro's Beautiful Daugh-
ters: An African Tale, John Step-
toe
A Picture Book of Rosa
Parks, David A. Adler and Rob-
ert Castilla
Amadeus-The Leghorn
Rooster, Jonathan Green
Langston's Train Ride, Rob-
ert Burleigh
Cracking the Wall: The
Struggles of the Little Rock
Nine, Eileen Lucas
By My Brother's Side, Tiki
Barber, Ronde Barber, Robert
Burleigh and Barry Root
Beautiful Blackbird, Ashley
Bryan

Chapter Books (Grades 4-5)
My Name Is America: The
Journal of Biddy Owen, Walter


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First Methodist School

Auction, Dinner Feb. 24


First Methodist School of Bar-
tow will have its sixth annual
dinner auction on Saturday, Feb.
24, at Peace River Country Club.
The annual occasion is the
major fundraiser for the non-
profit private school.
The auction preview begins at
6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7

o'clock. Those attending will dine
on salad, roast beef, baked
chicken, rice pilaf, baked potato,
vegetables, rolls and a variety of
desserts.
Bidding begins at 8 p.m. dur-
ing the live auction. Also
planned are Chinese and silent
auctions.
"This is a night full of fun for
a very worthy and wonderful
school," event coordinator and


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Just Like Martin, Ossie
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The People Could Fly, Vir-
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Remember: The Journey to
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The Voice That Challenged
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Roll of Thunder; Hear My
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Extraordinary People of the
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Langston Hughes: The Poems,
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Bronx Masquerade, Nikki
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The Contender, Robert
Lipsyte
I Know Why the Caged Bird
Sings, Maya Angelou
Hoops, Walter Dean Myers
The Fire Next Time, James
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Invisible Man, Ralph Elli-
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Their Eyes Were Watching
God, Zora Neale Hurston

Adult Literature
Cry, The Beloved Country,
Alan Paton
Finding Fish: A Memoir,
Antwone Q. Fisher
Meridian, Alice Walker
Incidents in the Life of a
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Colored People: A Memoir,
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
The Bluest Eye, Toni Morri-
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A Gathering of Old Men,
Ernest Gaines

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Why They Marched: The
Struggle for the Right to Vote,
Dr. Donna Elam
From Civil War to Civil
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February 19, 2007


Editorial


The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch reports
Florida is influencing Ohio tax law.
The Ohio Legislature is worried about
losing more of its well-heeled senior citi-
zens to the Sunshine State because Ohio
takes a cut of the money a person leaves to
relatives when he dies.
What Ohio lawmakers apparently don't
know is Florida has its own tax problems.
Gov. Charlie Crist wants to reduce prop-
erty taxes, because the tax increase caused
by the big run-up in the price of land and
houses in recent years has hurt Florida
home sales.
The Ohio debate is over the elimination
of the estate tax, which in recent yeats has
produced $300 million is revenue annually.
Eighty percent of the money Ohio collects
goes to local government.
The estate tax dubbed the "death tax"
by many Ohio Republicans must be
paid on estates valued at $338,333 or more
when a person dies. About 7,500 families
are affected each year, according to the
Dispatch.
Lawmakers who favor repealing the
Ohio estate tax argue that reducing or
eliminating the tax would give people one
less reason to leave the state when they
retire.
Rep. Robert E. Latta, R-Bowling Green,
would completely eliminate the estate tax
unless local governments vote by 2008 to
continue it. It also would raise the estate
threshold to $600,000 by 2010.
Gov. Ted Strickland said he opposes the
move because it would further erode the
tax base and reduce revenue at a time
when the state budget already is tight and
there's a need to address health care, edu-
cation, and other issues.
"We've got to decide if we're going to
have a state that believes in investing in its
children and providing at least a basic


level of services to its citizens," he said.
"It would be good if Ohio didn't have a
death tax because it really does hurt the
economy," said Rep. Larry Wolpert, R-
Hilliard, who is sponsoring one of the bills.
"People do change their behaviors and
move out."
One of two bills is sponsored by Rep.
Larry Wolpert, R-Hilliard. He would
increase the estate threshold for collecting
taxes to $362,000, a number that would rise
each year with inflation. And it would
eliminate the state's 20 percent share. This
would cost the state at least $60 million a
year.
"There will be townships and suburbs
most likely that will choose not to have a
death tax," he said. "So when your lawyers
and accountants are doing your estate plan
and they say you've got to move to Florida
for six months, they can say now you can
move to the (Ohio) suburbs."
Looking out over the six inches of snow
topped with a layer of ice, John Mahoney,
deputy director of the Ohio Municipal
League, wondered whether there might be
circumstances beyond the estate tax push-
ing seniors to move to Florida.




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Okay, Kids; Out To the Playground


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

Alert the Media: Spam Happens


Florida's Tax Policy


Felt in Ohio


The last time The Lake Wales
News got this much attention
was when Florida's Natural, the
citrus products company,
showed the window of The
Lake Wales News, with a cat in
it, in a nationally-distributed
commercial.
Neither the building nor the
cat was ours (the town square
clock in the commercial was
also a phony) but we heard
from people as far away as
Texas that they had seen the
commercial.
Few weekly newspapers can
boast a national television
advertising campaign, especial-
ly one paid for by someone else.
And for the record, Mary and
I now buy nothing but Florida's
Natural orange juice. That's not
quite true. We buy a lot of other
stuff, but when it comes to OJ,
they're our sole source vendor.,
The Lake Wales News got
another installment on its 15
minutes of fame last Thursday.
I wasn't even aware of what
was going on until several
hours after an irate visitor to
our LakeWalesNews.com web-,
site called The Lakeland Ledger
to report that there was
"pornography on the
LakeWalesNews.com site."
Suzie Schottelkotte, the
Ledger's Bartow reporter,
thoughtfully waited until after
our Bartow deadline to call and
get comment from me.
"What pornography?" was
my first memorable quote. I
don't own a single pornography,
and I'm pretty sure our fiscally
conservative management at
Sun Coast Media Group would
not approve the purchase of
any.
Even if we filled out the
required three-part form with
the two authorized signatures.
I told Suzie (a long-time pro-
fessional associate and personal
friend) that I would have to call
our Lake Wales office and find


out what was going on.
Not much, actually.
We had. gotten the same irate
call in Lake Wales, and sure
enough, there among scores,
perhaps hundreds, of spammed
messages in our guest book was
one or more links to porn sites.
If you were sufficiently diligent,
you could click on one and look
at dirty pictures. '
The Lake Wales staff, sensing
that it wasn't really worth a call
to me at home at 8:15 in the
morning to get instructions,
called our website host, Town
News, and found out how to
empty the guest book.
Porn link: now you see it,
now you don't.
After getting Suzie's call, I
checked the Lake Wales site,
and sure enough, our guest
book was empty.
Then I checked
PolkCountyDemocrat.com and
FortMeadeLeader.com, and
while there were no, porn links
in the guest book as far as I
could tell (I'm really not sure I
could have spotted one, but
these things usually aren't too
subtle) there were scores of
spammed links to other sites. I
don't know how many; I quit
checking after 50.
.I, called Sarah Grenier, our
talented Lake Wales webmaster,
and asked her to clean out our
.Bartow and Fort Meade guest
books, too.
Posting your commercial link
on somebody else's website is
akin to putting a political yard
sign in somebody's yard with-
out permission.
A little short of high crimes
and misdemeanors, but a really
tacky thing to do. And I do hate
tacky.
Sarah further changed our
operating system with Town
News on her own initiative so
that in the future, all postings to
our guest books will have to be
approved by the webmaster.


Before we get started let me
say that no one has accused me
of missing too many meals lately.
I am about a biscuit short of
being the "before" shot in a
Jenny Craig commercial, but I
wasn't always that way.
Throughout my school age
years I was an advertisement for
President Kennedy's personal
fitness award. I earned nine let-
ters throughout my junior high
and high school years in four dif-
ferent sports. I give this not to be
a braggadocio but to let you
know that I was in shape when I
was young.
I loved sports. I loved physical
education or P.E. or simply gym,
as we called it in those days.
Going back even further, I loved
recess and our coach, Mr. Neal
Perkins, or as we smart aleck
kids called him, "Mr. Percolator."
It never hurt my academics. I
made the honor roll, was in the
National Honor Society, went to
college apd graduated, and you
know what, so did most of my
fellow athletes.
Our starting center in football
went to Harvard. Four other
starters went to the University of
Florida. Four more went to the
University of Alabama. Granted
not everyone was an Einstein,
but more than. a fair number
were outstanding students.
I read recently that the num-
ber of overweight adolescents in
the United States has tripled
since 1980. That's only 27 years.
We're not talking about a grad-
ual shift here. We are talking
about a stampede to the buffet
line.
The World Health
Organization projects that one-
third of America's kids are either
obese or likely to get there. Can
you say Type 2 diabetes? Even if
you don't have children, you are
going to be paying for the health
I


care for this combination of
Pillsbury doughboyss and
Michelin men and need to take
note.
Governor Crist recently pro-
posed that elementary school
students spend 30 minutes a day
in physical activity. That's a start.
The current requirement is zero.
Is it any wonder that wie are
raising a generation of children
who will overload our health
system? Pun intended.
Those 30 minutes are not
going to take away from any
math or science projects or make
-our children stupid. I have
taught in the school system and
believe me, we can spare 30 min-
utes to encourage our kids to
become active and exercise every
day.
In high .school, the students
only need one credit in P.E..and
life management to graduate,
down from the previous one-
and-a-half. In 1967, it was three
credits. You were required to
take a P.E. course every year.
Funny those people don't
seem too dumb and I bet they
would have done just fine on
their SATs.
Another unfortunate trend is
that PE has become a dumping
ground in high school for the "at
risk" students. Classes are made
up primarily of kids who don't
want to take more challenging
courses or are just hanging
around until they can quit.
The truly academically talent-
ed kids don't take P.E. because it
has been ingrained in them that
those classes are not for them.
What we are developing is a gen-
eration of intelligent adults who
will be physical disasters
because they will have no inter-
est in sports or exercise.
Politics aside, have you
noticed how many Presidents in
recent years are either into sports


or exercise now or were in their
past?
Kennedy loved football and
sailing. Nixon, Ford, and Reagan
all played college football.
George Bush, I, was a baseball
player for Yale. Clinton and
George W. are both joggers and
avid sports fans.
Heck, George W. ran a base-
ball team even if he did trade
Sammy Sosa for next to nothing.
My point is that somehow we
have made a conscious decision
to downplay sports and exercise
to our young people. Maybe it's
the dumb jock syndrome or
maybe it's the desire of many to
eliminate the "competition" in
sports. After all, we don't want
to hurt little Johnny's psyche if
he loses a T-ball game.
I don't know; but I do know
we need to put physical educa-
tion back in our curriculum.
The argument can be made
that it is the parents' responsibil-
ity to make sure that their chil-
dren don't become mini-blimps,
and I have no argument there.
Ultimately, every parent is
responsible for his or her child's
health and welfare, but we don't
need our schools where our chil-
dren spend nearly half their
waking hours working against
us.
Like it or not, schools and
teachers have lasting and impor-
tant .impact on our child's atti-
tudes and values, not just their
FCAT score.
We need to get our children
out of their bedrooms and away
from their Play Stations rnd i-
Pods onto the playgrounds, or
we are going to have a genera-
tion with catastrophic health
problems that will make the
Baby Boomers' drain on
Medicare and Medicaid look
minuscule.


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ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURES / By PAT BLAKE SIMS

Those Blinking Lights


I have had my car, Petunia T.
Cruiser, for about four years
now.
She has always been a good
car and I have managed to put a
little over 4,000 miles on her.
That is not much mileage for
four years.
I think she got bored going to
the grocery store, the pet food
store, and the other places I usu-
ally go.
Yesterday she really got my
attention. I was going to the gro-
cery store and when I turned on
the ignition key, the outside
lights started blinking.
Lights that had never blinked
(blunk?) before.
I tried every single button on
the dashboard two or three
times. I thought maybe if I went
on to the grocery store, they
would stop. They didn't.


This car has more buttons
than any other car I have ever
.had. Some of them even remind
me of my typewriter; a button
does two or three different things
if you press the shift key.
I went into the grocery store
and bought the usual dog
food, bird seed, a spinach quiche
from the deli, lots of salad and
vegetables.
I thought to myself, "Maybe
when I go outside, Petunia will
be acting like she should and
those lights won't be blinking.".
But they were when I turned the
ignition key. Several fellow shop-
pers passed by and said, "Your
lights are blinking."
I thanked them profusely and
managed to smile.
It started to rain. Heavily. I
decided to go get gas at my
favorite gas station where they


have real men in uniform who.
rush out and ask if they can help
you, wash your windshield, and
check your tires.
I have been trading there for
years.
When I got there, it was pour-
ing down rain. I turned off the
headlights and two of the men
came out and one started clean-
ing my windshield while the
other came around and asked if I
wanted to fill up. I told him that
I did, but was baffled by my out-
side lights blinking.
I got out of the car and went to
the back to see if they were blink-
ing back there, too. They were.
I went back to the front, got in
and closed the door. I rolled
down the window -and asked
Steve if there was anything
wrong with the car, and he said,
"No, only the driver."


When we switched to Town
News, we got a much better
website, but we lost the capabil-
ity to screen postings to the
guest book, which our previous
host allowed us to do. (Town
News since has corrected that
limitation.)
Trusting to the decency of
your average web surfer, I did-
n't worry too much about it.
Second mistake I made in my
life; the first one was so long
ago that I can't remember what.
it was.
The story of the porno links
on the LakeWalesNews.com
website got picked up by the
Associated Press, and we have
gotten reports from'people who
read about it as far away as
Tallahassee in north Florida and
Venice in south Florida. I under-
stand we made the Channel 9
news, too.
All this notoriety didn't
upset me, though I did wonder
just how much news value
there is in the discovery that
spam exists on the Internet, and
that spammers can post junk on
somebody else's website with-
out their knowledge or permis-
sion.
Harris Sims, Dad's journal-
ism professor, taught him that
"News. is anything that will
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Obituaries


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Business Women's Association Meets


Mary Lee Wilkins


Mary Lee
Wilkins
SMary Lee Wilkins, 80, a life-
long resident of Bartow, died
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007, of liver
disease.
Mrs. Wilkins was born in Bar-
tow on May 26, 1926.
After retiring from more than
30 years of nursing, she founded
the Wilkins Group Home in
1977, providing treatment for
more than 200 children needing
special care.
She was a member of First
Baptist Church of Bartow.
:Survivors include her daugh-
ters, Cheryl (Tom) Ward, Mar-
thaWalker, Mary Alice Walker,
and Betty Amerson; a son,
Travis Wilkins; grandchildren,
Michael (Kristina) Ward, Natalie
(Dean) Wise, Mathew Amerson,
Roy Walker, Jessica Walker, Jo-
anne Ward, Christina Ward,
Kristen Ward, and Jeremy
Ward; great-grandchildren, Aus-
tin and Brooke Wise, Nikki, Joe,
Danny, Danielle, and Delana
Ward; and' foster grandchildren,
Terri, Peggy, Sammy, Bruce,
Michele, and Tonya.
Visitation: Thursday, Feb. 22,
from 6 to 8 p.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
The funeral: Friday, Feb. 23,
at 10 a.m., at the funeral home.


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Paul B. Huff


Paul B.
Huff
'Paul B. Huff, 93, of Sarasota,
formerly of Lake Wales and Bar-
tow, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007,
of heart failure.
A native of Dublin, Ga., Mr.
Huff was a longtime resident of
Polk County, where he was a cit-
riculturist in the citrus industry
for many years. He moved to
Sarasota five years ago.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran
of World War II. He was a
graduate of the University of
iFlorida, and a member of the
Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He
was a past president of the Bar-
tow Kiwanis Club, and was a
past president and director of
the Polk County Farm Bureau.
He was Baptist.
Mr. Huff was preceded in
death by his first wife, Helen P.
Huff.
He is survived by his wife,
Ann P. Huff; son, Paul B. Huff,
Jr., of Palermo, Calif.; two
daughters, Suzanne M. Fisher of
Jacksonville and Bettie Ann
Hough of Palermo; step-daugh-
ters, Diane McFarlin of Sara-
sota; and three grandchildren.
Visitation: Tuesday, Feb. 20,
from 6 to 8 p.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
The funeral: Wednesday, Feb.
21, at 2 p.m., at the funeral
home.
Memorial contributions: Uni-
versity of Florida Foundation, in
honor of Paul B. Huff, Sr., 2012
West University Avenue,
Gainesville, FL 32604.

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W. Hatcher Bearrentine


W. Hatcher
Bearrentine
W. Hatcher Bearrentine, 90,
of Fort Meade, died Sunday, Feb.
18, 2007, at Lakeland Regional
Medical Center.
Born in Abbeville, Ala., on
Dec. 23, 1916, Mr. Bearrentine
moved to Bartow with his family
when he was a'teenager, and
lived in Fort Meade since 1944.
He was a citrus maintenance
supervisor for Peace River Pack-
ing for 40 years.
He was affiliated with Paynes
Creek Primitive Baptist Church
in Bowling Green, Cornerstone
Church of God in Fort Meade,
and First Presbyterian Church
of Bartow.
He was a U.S. Army veteran
of World War II.
Mr. Bearrentine was preceded
in death by his son, Mark Bear-
rentine.
Survivors include his wife of
66 years, Willie Lou Bearren-
tine; a daughter, Joy Albritton of
Fort Meade; two sons, Norman
Bearrentine of Oakland, Calif.,
and Bruce Bearrentine of Fort
Meade; and three grandchildren,
Sion Bearrentine of Bartow, Le-
nora Bearrentine of Miami, and
Kline Bearrentine of Fort Me-
ade.
Visitation: Tuesday, Feb. 20,
from 6 to 8 p.m., at McLean Fu-
neral Home in Fort Meade.
The funeral: Wednesday, Feb.
21, at 11 a.m., at Paynes Creek
Primitive Baptist Church, with
Rev. Jimmy Brookins, Rev.
Brian Brookins, and Rev. Jim
Hatch officiating.
Interment: Paynes Creek
Cemetery in Bowling Green.


Howard F.
Cooper
Howard F. Cooper, 96, of Bur-
lington, N.C., died Wednesday,
Feb. 14, 2007, at Twin Lakes
Center in Burlington.
A native of Sioux Falls, S.D.,
Mr. Cooper was the husband of
the late Adeline Oleson Cooper
and the son of Louis J. Cooper
and Margaret Poeppel Cooper.
He was a graduate of the
South Dakota School of Mines,
with a degree in metallurgical
engineering. He retired from
W.R. Grace.
Survivors include his son,
Jerry Cooper and wife, Brenda,
of Burlington; a daughter, Jean
Schwegmann and husband, Wil-
liam, of Twin Lakes, Burlington;
four grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren.
The funeral: Tuesday, Feb.
20, at 4 p.m., at the Gathering
Room of Twin Lakes Center,
with Rev. Genie Martin officiat-
ing.
Memorial contributions: Twin
Lakes Community Memory Care
Campaign, 100 Wade Coble
Drive, Burlington, N.C. 27215.
Condolences may be sent to
the family at info@
richandthompson.com.
Arrangements: Rich and
Thompson Funeral and Crema-
tion Service, Burlington; N.C.


George Earnest Williams

George Earnest
Williams
George Earnest Williams, 83,
who was born and raised in Bar-
tow, died of a heart attack
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at his
home in Naples.
Mr. Williams was a graduate
of the U.S. Coast Guard Acad-
emy and a World War II Naval
officer. He was assigned by the
Navy to study electronics at Har-
vard.
After some years of duty in
the Pacific and on weather pa-
trol in the North Atlantic, he at-
tended the Massachusetts Insti-
tute of Technology, where he re-
ceived an M.S. degree in indus-
trial management. He was a con-
sulting engineer for several
years. Later he was chief finan-
cial officer for Otis Elevatbr Co.,
and retired as a vice president of
United Technologies.
The civic duty he most en-
joyed was serving as a member
of the board of trustees of the
Naples Community Hospital.
Visitation: Tuesday, Feb. 20,
from noon to 1 p.m., at First
United Methodist Church of Bar-
tow.
The funeral will follow at 1
p.m.
Interment: Wildwood Ceme-
tery in Bartow, with a reception
following in the fellowship hall of
the church.
Memorial contributions: Flor-
ida Sheriffs Youth Ranch, Inc.,
P.O. Box 2000. Boys Ranch, FL
32064.
A memorial service will be
held in Naples at a later date.
Arrangements: Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.



Paperback
Book Exchange
In Fort Meade
A paperback book exchange is
located in the back of The Fort
Meade Leader office.
Customers can bring in paper-
backs and exchange them for
more good reading. Traders may
bring in books and sell them for
25 percent of their total value
plus tax. The sellers may then
use the credit to purchase more
books at 50 percent of the total
value. Traders need only to fill
out a card to start their account.
The tradition of The Book Ex-
change is a welcomed return to
the community with the reopen-
ing of The Fort Meade Leader of-
fice.


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An Express Network of the
American Business Women's As-
sociation is being organized in
Bartow.
"The charter of this new
group of the American Business
Women's Association is an excit-
ing time for women in the Bar-
tow area, including Mulberry,
Winter Haven, Auburndale and
close by towns" Shirley Whitney,
the formation chairman, said.
This group, Imperial Polk Ex-
press Network, will be conduct-,
ing formation meetings at Citrus
I& Chemical Bank's community
room, 600 North Broadway ave-
nue, Bartow on Wednesday, Feb.
28, and March 27, at Davis
Brothers beginning at 11:30 a.m.
with networking and lunch and
program from noon to 1 p.m.
The cost for lunch is $5. Chef
Terrie Loeb will be donating a
portion of the lunch.
Thereafter, the group will
meet on the fourth Tuesday of
each month at the bank with
Chef Terrie Loeb catering a
lunch for $10.
Judge Mary Catherine Green
will be the group's first speaker.
Ms. Shirley Whitney, will give
an overview of the Imperial Polk
Express Network, the first in


Florida and the American Busi-
ness Women's Association na-
tional association in Kansas
City, Mo.
Other formation members are
Teressa Sample, Polk County
Sheriffs Office; Anne Weeks,
10th Judicial Court; Judy
Walker, Elections Office and
Joey Rowe, Polk County.
"Attendees will have an op-
portunity to join this dynamic or-
ganization," said Whitney,. If the
50 members necessary for the
charter is met at the February
and March meeting, the Express
Network will charter in April or
May. "Hopefully we'll be able to
charter so when we attend the
May 4 and 5 spring conference in
Sarasota, we'll be an official net-
work and receive recognition for
our formation."
Meetings are one hour which
includes the program, lunch and
minimal business conducted.
Emphasis is on business/market-
ing programs.
There is a networking period
of 30 minutes prior to the meet-
ing.
The Imperial Polk Express
Network is the first express net-
work formed in Florida but there
are several throughout the


United States.
Imperial Polk Express Net-
work had the option of being
named Florida's First Express
Network but the formation team
felt Imperial Polk denoted pride
in the area.
The spring conference brings
together members from the dis-
trict, Florida, Georgia, Alabama,
South Carolina, Tennessee and
Puerto Rico.
The national president, Robin
Necci from Greensboro, will.be in
attendance in Sarasota as well
as other national and district of-
ficers.
Members from outside the dis-
trict can attend any of the spring
conferences, not just their own.
In addition to Sarasota, the
other spring conferences are in
New Orleans, Albuquerque, Lou-
isville, Norfolk and Kansas City.
The national leadership confer-
ence is in September in Greens-
boro.
For information or reserva-
tions, call Ms. Whitney at 644-
4145 or 661-9435 (cell), e-mail:
Rwhitneyl@tampab,y.rr.com or
talk to the members of the for-
mation team.


20 Sculptures Selected For Display


Polk Museum of Art and the
Cities of Lakeland and Winter
Haven have selected 20 new
sculptures for display on the
Lemon Street Promenade in
Lakeland and in the Central
Park area of Winter Haven.
"We're proud to once again
partner with the Cities of Lake-
land and Winter Haven to bring
world-class sculpture to Polk
County," said Daniel E. Stetson,
executive director of Polk Mu-
seum of Art. "This year's selec-
tion is just as exciting as last
year's, and people will be able to
find pieces they relate to in both
cities."
Sculptures selected include
dragonflies, an oversized pair of
grazing animals, a school of fish,
a pair.of human figures with dog
heads, a horse, a human figure
made out of letters of the alpha-
bet, a figure holding a yoga pose
and several beautiful abstract
pieces.
The selected artists and sculp-
tures to be displayed in Lake-
land are Michael Cotrell,, Wil-
liam W. Donnan, Jeff Downing,
Dwight Duke, Stephen Janesko,
Rob Lorenson, Gretchen
Lothrop, Shawn Phillip Morin,
James Oleson, Jr., and Clifford
W. Tresner.
The selected artists and sculp-
tures to be displayed in Winter
Haven are Michael Chiarello, Al-
bert Gilewicz, Mark Guilbeau,
Jodi Hollnagel-Jubran, Dennis
Howland, Claudia Jane Klein,
Doug Makemson, Henry Rich-
ardson, Michael Shewmaker and
Glenn Zweygardt.
Of the 20 artists selected, 15
of them are new to the competi-
tion and will-be exhibiting their
work in Polk County for the first
time.


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March 5 16. They will remain
on display until February of next
year. A full color catalogue will
be produced to accompany the
exhibition.
The Florida Outdoor Sculp-
ture Competition is a joint pro-
ject of the Cities of Lakeland and
Winter Haven and Polk Museum
of Art.
A call to artists was placed in
October. Entries were due by
Dec. 31.
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Fear of Discrimination Keeps Some Epileptics
Out of the Workplace, UF Study Reveals


The unemployment rate
among people with epilepsy is
considerably higher than the na-
tional average not necessarily
'because they have frequent sei-
zures or can't find jobs, but be-
cause many continue to fear
workplace discrimination, a re-
cent University of Florida study
revealed.
The fear of discrimination at
work was the major reason cited
for continuing unemployment
when UF researchers inter-
viewed nearly 300 patients with
epilepsy in northeast Florida
and southeast Georgia in Sep-
tember 2005. Only about a third
of patients in the study were em-
ployed.
Nationally, the unemploy-
ment rate hovers at 4.5 percent,
according to the U.S. Depart-
ment of Labor.
The study, described in the
journal Epilepsy & Behavior, de-
scribes a complex problem, said
principal author Dr. Ramon Bau-
tista; an assistant professor of
neurology and director of the
Comprehensive Epilepsy Pro-
gram at the UF College of Medi-
cine-Jacksonville..
"The problem encompasses
employers and companies who
hire these people, as well as the
patients themselves, who may or
may not want to work in the first
place," Bautista said. "Even
though the Americans with Dis-
abilities Act makes it illegal to
discriminate on the basis of one's
disability, there are still employ-
ers who may think twice about
hiring-someone with epilepsy."
More than 2.7 million Ameri-
cans live with epilepsy, a disor-
der in which nerve cells in the
brain misfire, sometimes causing
them to lose control of body
movements.
In the study, UF researchers
asked patients about age, gender
and race, and also about seizure


frequency and the types of medi-
cations they took. In addition,
they surveyed study participants
about their employment status.
The survey addressed a whole
range of issues: whether patients
worked, if they worked full time
or part time, if they had previous
work experience, how important
working was for them both per-
sonally and financially, how sup-
portive their family was of their
working, and how much they
feared workplace discrimination.
"As medical practitioners, we
understand why persons who
have bad seizures, who are
maintained on several seizure
medications or have had epilepsy
for many years, are less inclined
to work; that didn't surprise us,"
he said. "(But) our study shows
that if they perceive they are dis-
criminated against at work,
they're not going to work,
whether rightly or wrongly.
"Likewise, if patients have a
low personal regard for work,
they will likely remain unem-
ployed, even if their medical con-
dition is stable."
The study revealed that 40
percent of the participants
feared workplace discrimination,
while only 60 percent of those
surveyed, including those whose
seizures were controlled, re-
garded work as an opportunity
for personal growth and fulfill-
ment. These fears were the main.
factors associated with unem-
ployment.
The study did not document
the types of discrimination expe-
rienced or feared, but discrimi-
nation typically takes many
forms, Bautista said.
"Discrimination can occur in
hiring practices and advance-
ment in the workplace," he said.
"It very well may be only per-
ceived rather than actual dis-
crimination, but if epilepsy pa-


tients believe that they have less
of a chance in the workplace,
then they're less likely to even
want to try to work," he added.
The study findings ai impor-
tant because they strongly sug-
gest that people with epilepsy
face major challenges in gaining
and retaining employment, said
Dr. Elson So, a neurology profes-
sor and director of the Section of
Electroencephalography at Mayo
Clinic College of Medicine.
So, who has published re-
search on employment after epi-
lepsy surgery, cited several im-
portant things the public and
physicians should know about
epilepsy and employment.
"First, epilepsy in most per-
sons is well-controlled and, as a
group, occupation-related acci-
dent rates in persons with epi-
lepsy are not substantially
greater than persons without
epilepsy," he said. "In addition,
the productivity of persons with
epilepsy is as good and often
better than other persons,
and, finally, for persons whose
seizures are not fully controlled,
employment conditions must be
evaluated on a case-by-case ba-
sis, because workplace accommo-
dations can usually be made if
necessary," he said.
UF researchers say that as
the treatment and control of epi-
lepsy continues to improve,
health-care professionals need to
look beyond the clinical disorder
itself and encourage and, help
their patients return to the
workforce.
"For many people, work is an
important part of life there's a
sense of fulfillment that comes
with being employed," Bautista
said. "It would be a shame if we
in the health-care profession ig-
nored that and focused on just
the medical needs of our pa-
tients."


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ing awareness of the risks.

Winning the Tobacco War
Another questioner said
America seemed to be winning
the war on smoking without
making it illegal.
Copley answered that without
Enforcement, the government
would be sending too many mes-
sages.that could easily get mixed.
In order for the government to
truly appear to be against drugs,
it must ban them completely, he
said.
Christ agreed about the effec-
tiveness of education on stopping
smoking, and also pointed out
that 90 percent of smokers who
permanently quit manage to do
so going cold turkey.
Some people just want to get
high, and will no matter what,
Moorman said. But education
could be more effective at reduc-
ing those numbers, he added. He
thought that before and after pic-
tures of meth users would be an
effective method of showing the
dangers of meth use.

Drug vs. Performance Tests
When asked about drug test-
ing, Christ said that he preferred
the newer method of performance
tests that are used by some air-


lines. These tests are taken every
day a pilot is going to fly to deter-
mine if things like motor skills
and reaction times are up to par.
These are far more safe for the
passengers, Christ said, as drug
testing says nothing about sobri-
ety. He preferred that his pilot be
able to perform his job. It is
important that the pilot was not
sleepy, or distracted by personal
problems; Christ didn't care what
the pilot did in his off hours.
Moorman opposes drug testing
unless there is probable cause,
but Copley said that they were a
necessary evil and that he had no
problem with them.
Moorman closed by repeating
his problem with drug law
enforcement causing problems
mostly for the poor. He also said
that it is possible to still be a con-
structive member of society even
as a drug-user, citing the belief
that the late Chief Justice
William Rehnquist was probably
addicted to prescription
painkillers.
Legalized drugs would be too
damaging to society, and that
those on drugs only desire to get
their next fix,,Copley said. He
said that the deterrent effect of
criminalizing drugs was one of
the strongest weapons in the war
on drugs.
Christ gave the example of an


alcoholic who drank every day,
but didn't drink and drive and
didn't hurt other people or prop-
erty.
"What we do against them?
What do we do for them?" he
asked.
Nothing is done against such
an individual, he said. But they
are guaranteed purity of product
through regulation, a safe place
to buy or use the product in bars
or liquor stores, and treatment
on demand.
"But what about the user of
illegal drugs?" Christ asked. .
Someone who is convicted of
using drugs but turns his life
around will have the stigma of
that felony charge follow him for
the rest of his life. Users don't
often know what all the drug pro-
ducers have added to their drug
of choice, and they definitely do
not have a safe place to buy or
use these drugs when they have
to go down dark alleys to obtain
them.
Treatment on demand is
offered, but only if they accept
the felony charges first, he said.
, More than 450,000 people die
tobacco-related deaths annually,
150,000 deaths are related to
alcohol, and 30,000 are related to
illegal drugs. Christ maintained
that it just did not make sense to
keep the status quo.


Citrus Escapes Freeze Damage
Cancer Tea


As freezing temperatures in-
vaded parts of the citrus-produc-
ing region over the weekend,
preliminary reports show there
was no major damage to citrus
fruit or trees.
Reported temperatures in the
groves ranged from the upper
20s to mid 30s throughout the
citrus-producing region, with lo-
cations in Umatilla at 26 de-
grees; Clermont at 32 degrees;
Avon Park at 27 degrees; and
Palm Dale at 27 degrees.
Early indications show only
isolated frost damage to blooms
and feathered growth'in some of
the colder locations.
"It appears that this year's
crop and trees avoided any
freeze damage," said Michael W.
Sparks,- executive vice
president/CEO of Florida Citrus


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Mutual. "We expect Florida cit-
rius to continue to be able to pro-
duce another high-quality prod-
uct for this season."
It will take approximately two
weeks to fully' understand the
extent of frost damage, if any
throughout the industry.
The citrus industry is vital to
the state of Florida, providing a
$9.1 billion annual economic im-
pact, employing nearly 90,000
People, and covering more than
620,000 acres.


Event Planned
Cancer Screening and
Women's Health Center will hold
Tea with Dr. Gardner and
Friends on Monday, Feb. 26,
from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
"The Diagnosis oand Treat-
ment of Ductal Carcinoma in
Situ: What You Need to Know,"
is the program.
For more information on the
frbe program, call 687-1400.


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We all know that working in
person with a qualified counsel-
ing professional can offer help in
a variety of areas. But is it possi-
ble to get the same results from
that computer sitting there on
your desk?
The answer, for a wide variety
of issues, is a very definite "yes."
"Cybercounseling," as it is com-
monly known, has been around
for a number of years now and
has helped tens of thousands of
people deal with a variety of
common problems. In fact, since
1999, the members of the Ameri-
can Counseling Association, the
nation's largest organization of
counseling professionals, have
adhered to a set of ethical stan-
dards specifically created to
guide counselors providing coun-
seling via the Internet.
Those standards are also a


, With spring break rapidly ap-
proaching, Polk County teens
and pre-teens might be watching
younger siblings or babysitting
to earn some summer spending
money.
The Red Cross wants those
babysitters to be prepared for
anything,- by taking part in the
Polk County Chapter's Babysit-
ter's Boot Camp.
This four-day course will
teach the Red Cross Babysitter's
Training course, along with In-
fant and Child CPR and First
Aid.
Designed for children ages 11-
18, Babysitter's Training teaches
participants the skills and confi-
dence of a responsible babysitter
in a fun and interactive class.
The course provides training
to develop skills in five critical
areas: leadership, safety and
safe play, basic care, first aid
and professionalism.


good guide for consumers to use
when seeking online counseling.
They require the counselor, for
example, to provide complete
and honest information about
qualifications and services. It
should be clearly presented as to
what degrees are held, by whom
the counselor is licensed or certi-
fied, to what professional organi-
zations the counselor belongs,
and whether services being of-
fered are in areas in which the
counselor specializes and has
had experience and training.
When a counseling site
doesn't clearly offer such infor-
mation, be wary. It's too easy for
anyone to create a website and
offer misleading or false infor-
mation. Look for professional
credentials and affiliations that
can be verified before you be-
come involved.


During the boot camp, partici-
pants will be trained and certi-
fied in Infant and Child CPR and
First Aid, and issued cards to
.verify their certification. They
can then translate these skills
into a professional regular occu-
pation.
Graduates of the course have
moved on to become the babysit-
ters for churches, neighbors, and
communities, providing a valu-
able service and doing so with
American Red Cross safety stan-
dards.
The course will be March 26-
29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
Students will need to bring a bag
lunch each day. The cost to at-
tend is $125.
For more information, or to
register, call the Polk County
Chapter at 294-5941.
For information, call www.
redcross.org/services/hss/courses/
babyindex.html.


Judge Roberts


(Continued from Page 1)

for Jerome Morris, in regard to
DNA testing, Judge Roberts
"again showed her preoccupation
with appellate review when she
told counsel for the defendant, 'I
don't want to get reversed.'"
In the trial of Samuel Lugo,
accused in the 2004 murder of
Peter Kelly at the Budget Inn
Motel in Bartow, Judge Roberts
ruled that a co-defendant could
testify about an argument
between Lugo and Kelly, but
could not testify that he saw
Lugo strike Kelly. "This ruling
was clearly in error since the vic-
tim was beaten by the defendant
and stabbed with a knife."
The ruling "kept out admissi-
ble evidence which she then used
to justify her granting of a
Motion for Judgment of
Acquittal, releasing a defendant
who (by the Judge's own com-
ment to the jury) was guilty of
felony murder,"
Part of the state's motion uses
letters to the editor of The Ledger
from two jurors in the Lugo case.
They were upset that they didn't
get to deliberate the case because
Judge Roberts granted the
motion for acquittal, ,telling the
jury "that she might get over-
turned on an appeal and that it
would just cost the state more


money. She also indicated to the
Jury at the dismissal that she felt
that he was guilty," one of the let-
ters said.
"These comments show a dis-
regard for the legal standard for
granting" a motion for acquittal
"because implicit in the Court's
comments to the jurors is the fact
that the State had presented suf-
ficient evidence to send the case
to the jury because, based on
such evidence, the judge herself
believed the defendant to be
guilty," and should have sent the
case to the jury. "The Judge ruled
as she did knowing the State had
no right to appeal her decision
and she would not be reversed on
appeal even if her decision was
improper."
In the case of Roy Ballard,
accused of killing his stepdaugh-
ter, Autumn Traub, of Lakeland,
prosecutors say that Judge
Roberts' comments show "that
she felt the death penalty to be
inappropriate in the case due to
the Defendant's age, stating that
it 'might be a waste of the State's
resources' to pursue the death
penalty." Ballard is 65.
The state filed a motion to dis-
qualify Judge Roberts in that
case and an appeal is pending in
the Second District Court of
Appeal.
Judge Roberts was not avail-
able for comment.


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end. Remember also to monitor
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help in other ways.
The bottom line is that while
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Heritage

Day Is

Feb. 24
Polk County Leisure Services,
will hold its first annual Black
Heritage Festival on Saturday,
Feb. 24, at Medulla Community
Center, 1049 Parker Road, Lake-
land.
The event is scheduled from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. aind will feature
music, entertainment, a bounce
house, face painting and educa-
tional displays.
The event is free.
For information, call Rogers
Hayes at 534-4340.



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February 19, 2007 The Polk County Democrat 7


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF 1HEL
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
WASHING ION MUT'IUAL BANK, AS SUC-
CESSOR IN IN11 I tF 10 IONUG HI A Il
MORTGAGE COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CELIA M. LENIS A/K/A CFt IA MARIE LENIS,
at al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006-CA-005265 08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CELIA M. LENIS A/K/A CELIA MARIE
LENIS
Last Known Address: 15 Sawfish Court,
Kissimmee, FL 34759
Current Residence: Unknown
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CELIA M. LENIS
A/K/A CELIA MARIE LENIS
Last Known Address: 15 Sawfish Court,
Kissimmee, FL 34759
Current Residence: Unknown
JOHN DOE
Last Known Address: 15 Sawfish Court,
Kissimmee, FL 34759
Current Residence: Unknown
JANE DOE
Last Known Address: 15 Sawfish Court,
Kissimmee, FL 34759
Current,Residence: Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Fore-
closure of Mortgage on the following described
property:
LOT 8, BLOCK 1033, POINCI-
ANA, NEIGHBORHOOD 4, VIL-
LAGE 7, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 53 PAGES 4
THROUGH 18, 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 de-
fenses, if any, to it on Marshall C. Watson,
P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is
1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT.
LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before
March 19 2007 a date which is within thirty
(30) days after the first publication of this No-
tice in the POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT and
file the original with the Clerk of this Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Americans with Dis-
abilities Act, persons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact the Clerk '
of the Circuit Court at the Polk County
Courthouse, First Floor, 255 North Broad-
way, Bartow, FL 33830, Phone (863)
534-4488 not later than seven days prior
to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 7th day of February 2007
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Mary Murphy
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Feb. 12, 19, 2007-0434

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
REGENCY PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSO-
CIATION, INC., a Florida not.for-profit corpora-
tion,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TIM DAVIS AND MARYBELL SANTIAGO,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006-CC-00-7212
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
.to the Final Judgment in Foreclosure entered
Son the 6th day bf February, 2007, in Civil Ac-
tion No. 2006-CC-00-7212 of the County Court
of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Polk
County, Florida, in which, are the Defendants,
TIM DAVIS AND MARYBELL SANTIAGO, and
REGENCY PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSO-
CIATION, INC., is the Plaintiff, I will sell to the
highest bidder for cash at the Polk County
Courthouse, 255 N. Broadway, Bartow, Flor-
ida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 7th day of March,
2007, the following described real property set
forth in the Final Judgment:
Lot 215, Block E, Regency Place, Phase
Three, according to the Plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 113, Pages 15 & 16, in the
Public Records of Polk County, Florida.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus funds must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice of hearirig; if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service (800)
955-8770.
Dated this 7th day of Febru.try_.2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: /s/ Angela McNally
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 12, 19, 2007-0435


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MATTER OF
AUSTIN MOTT, SKYI.ER POINTER, I'RIS-
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, Iost Office
Box 8209, Lakeland, Florida 3380f.31209, on
or before March 5 2007 and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before servw
Ice on the Petitioner's attorney or immediately
thereafter, otherwise, a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the Peli-
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
RIGHT`: YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING THE
MINOi CHILD.
Dated this 1 th day of ,J;In!,u ry, 2.00/
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Courts
BY: /s/ Kathli Price
Deputy Clerk
Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 2007-0255


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
I)EUTISCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMI-
'ANY, AMERICAS FORMERLY KNOWN AS
iO,\NKI'IS RILEUS I COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
AND CUSTODIAN FOR IXIS 2006-HE2,
P'IAINI II T,
VS
JIlAND. ST. MARC, ET AL,
DFFENUANI (S).
CASE NO:
53-2006-CA-005246 SEC. 1
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: JEAN D. ST. MARC AND GERDA MI-
CHAUD
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
par ties 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 HEREB? NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the following
property:
LOT 15, HAVEN GROVE ES-
TATES, UNIT NO. 2, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 48,
PAGE 6, 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 oni
DAVID J. STERN, ESQ. Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 801 S University Drive,
#500, Plantation, FL 33324 on or before
March 1 6. 2007 (no later than 30 days:
from the date of the first publication of
this notice of action) and file the originally
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 6th
day of February 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s! Mary Murphy
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
Feb. 12, 19, 2007-0437


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
REGENCY PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSO-
CIATION, INC., a Florida not-for-profit corpora-
tion,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SANDRA G DALTON AND LESLIE R DAL-
TON,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006-CC-00-6708
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to the Final Judgment in Foreclosure. entered
on the 6th day of February, 2007, in Civil Ac-
tion No. 2006-CC-00-6708 of the County Court
of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Polk
County, Florida, in which, are the Defendants,
SANDRA G DALTON AND LESLIE R DAL-
TON, and REGENCY PLACE HOMEOWN-
ERS ASSOCIATION, INC., is the Plaintiff, I will
sell to the highest bidder for cash at the Polk
County Courthouse, 255 N. Broadway, Bartow,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 7th day of March,
2007, the following described real property set
forth in the Final Judgment:
Lot 197, Block D, Regency Place, Phase
Two, according to the Plat thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 110, Pages 8 & 9, in the Public
Records of Polk County, Florida.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus funds must file a claim within sixty (60)
days after the sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice of hearing; if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service (800)
955-8770.
Dated this 7th day of February, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: /s/Angela McNally
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 12, 19, 2007-0436






IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DOROTHY E. ALDRICH-, Deceased.
PROBATE FILE NUMBER
QZCP-g01D
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of DORO-
THY E. ALDRICH, deceased, File Number
07CP-0018 by the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-
4, Bartow, FL 33831-9000. The name and ad-
dresses of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set forth
below:
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this
notice is served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
. tingent or unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TE:R THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
tION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE


FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
Eebruaryl 2. 2007.
Person Giving Notice:
TAMI ALDRICH
206 Cinnamon Ridge Lane
Davenport, Florida 33097
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
TED A. LASSEIGNE, Esquire
Post Office Box 2238
I lanes City, FL 33845-2238
relneIlone: 863/422-2216
Florida Blar No. 163202
Fob 12, 19, 2007-0443


Public Notices


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
Simon Vidal-Cortes,
Petitioner,
-and- 4
Rubertina Hernandez-Aldana,
Respondent.
CASE NO.:
53-2007DR-001 1 56-0000-00
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSO-
LUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Rubertina Hernandez-Aldana
Last Known Address: Mexico, Unknown
Address, Possibly USA.
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 Simon Vidal-Cortez, whose
address is PO Box 5084, Haines City, Flor-
ida 33844, on or before March 16, 2007,
and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court at 255 N. Broadway,. Bartow, FL
33830 before service on Petitioner or im-
mediately thereafter. If you fail to do
so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded 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 February 7, 2007.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Amber Loomis
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5, 2006-0439


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MICHAEL FRANCIS VALERINO,
a/k/a MICHAEL F. VALERINO,
Deceased.
File No.
07-CP-0214
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MI-
CHAEL FRANCIS VALERINO, a/k/a
MICHAEL F. .VALERINO, deceased,
whose date of death was December 7,
Z1Q6, and whose Social Security Number
is 161-18-2124, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate
Division; the address of which is P.O. Box
9000. Drawer CC-4 Bartow. FL 33831-9000.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice
has been served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION'OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE. ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE-
CEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
February 12 2007
Personal Representative:
James R. Valerino
717 S. Park Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771
R. John Valerino
4702 Highlands Park Drive
Lakeland, FL 33813
TROIANO & ROBERTS, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Representative
317 SOUTH TENNESSEE AVENUE
LAKELAND, FL 33801-4617
Telephone: (863) 686-7136
Florida Bar No. 0221864
Feb. 12, 19, 2007-0432



ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE OR
DISPOSITION
Notice of hereby given that Winter Haven 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 or otherwise dispose of the
property on the 1st day of March,' 2007, at
11:30 am at 2100 EXECUTIVE RD, WINTER
HAVEN, FL 33884.
Items to be sold or disposed of are household
goods, furniture and misc. boxes unless other
wise stated.
2A ALICIA NORREGAARDO
008 CHAD STILLION
023 RICHARD N. SKIPPER
001 ROBERT EMERSON
016 ROBERT EMERSON
Sale or disposition subject to cancellation in
the event of settlement. Should it be impossi-
ble to sell or otherwise dispose or otherwise
dispose of these goods on the specific day, the
sale, or disposition will be held at a later such
date.
Feb. 5, 12, 19, 2007-0345




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
BETTY EUBANK,
Plaintiffs,
VS.
JOHN C. BACK AND MARION R. BACK,
DEFENDANT.
CASE NO.
07CA-537 7
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF JOHN C.


BACK AND MARION R. BACK, whose last
known address was unknown and whose
current address is unknown, if living and if
dead, the unknown heirs, devisees, Grant-
ees, Creditors, and all other parties claim-
ing by, through or against THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS,. DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
ESTATE OF JOHN C. BACK AND MARION
R. BACKE, and any and all claimants, per-
sons or parties, natural or corporate,
whose legal status is unknown claiming
any right, title or interest in the lands


hereafter described, and grantees and
creditors, or other parties claiming by,
through or against this corporation or any
other parties claiming an interest therein;
and all claimants, persons or parties, natu-
ral or corporate, of whose exact legal
status is unknown, claiming under any of
the above named or described Defendants
of parties or claiming to have any right, ti-
tle or interest in and to the lands hereafter
described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close the following property in Polk
County, Florida:
Lot 95, Key Gardens, accord-
ing to the Plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 8, Page
20, 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 de-
fenses, if any, to it on Glenn T. Shelby, Es-
quire, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is
902 'South Florida Avenue, Suite 101,
Lakeland, Florida 33803, on or before
March 14, 2007, and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before serv-
ice on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded
in this Complaint.
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 2nd day of February, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
BY: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Feb. 5,12, 19, 26, 2007-0349


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOSEPH ROBERT ERTEL,
Deceased.
File Number
07CP-0178
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JOSEPH
ROBERT ERTEL, deceased, whose date of
death was November 2, 2006, and whose So-
cial Security Number is 151-16-5350, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Polk County, Flor-
ida, Probate Division, the address of which is
the Polk County Court House, P. Box 9000-
Drawer CC4, Bartow, Florida 33831. The
names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representative's at-
torney 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 the
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE TIME 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 es-
tate of the decedent must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE
ALL CLAIMS, NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF'DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is Monday, February 12, 2007.
Personal Representatives:
JOSEPH.ERTEL, JR.
6 Princeton Road
Somers Point, New Jersey 08244
Attorney for Personal Representative:
KELLY B. HARDWICK, III
Florida Bar No.: 211028
Post Office Box 778
Bartow, Florida 33831-0778
(863) 533-1300
Feb. 12, 19, 2007-0448




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting
through the United States Department of Agri-
culture, Rural Development, f/k/a Farmers
Home Administration,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PATRICIA SMITH, heir and lineal descent of
BARBARA E. BRIAN a/k/a BARBARA ELAINE
BRIAN, Deceased; GERALD COLE, heir and
lineal descendent of BARBARA E. BRIAN
a/k/a BARBARA ELAINE BRIAN, Deceased;
Any and all unknown heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or
other claimants claiming by, through, under or
against the.Estate of BARBARA'E. BRIAN
a/k/a BARBARA ELAINE BRIAN, Deceased;
and STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF
REVENUE,
Defendant.
CASE NO.:
53 2006 CA 002710 0000 OP
Section 07
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
entered on January 11, 2007, by the above en-
titled 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:
Lot 33, of VARNER HEIGHTS, according
to the plat thereof recorded In Plat Book
93, Page 35, public records of Polk
County, Florida.
at public outcry to the highest and best bidder
for cash on February 28 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.
II 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 Ollice 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 12, 2007.
RICHARD M. WFISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
Post Oflice Box 9000, DI awer CC-.
Bartow, I-L 3383 1 -9000
DY: /s/ Lori Ar nil
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb 12, 19, 21007-0421


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 or otherwise dispose of the
property on the 22nd day of February, 2007, at
9:30 am at 1925 George Jenkins Blvd., Lake-
land, FL 33815.
Items to be sold or disposed of are household
goods, furniture and misc.'boxes unless other
wise stated.
B27 GLINDERKEMP
G04 DWIGHT M. WATSON
Sale or disposition subject to cancellation in
the event of settlement. Should it be impossi-
ble to sell or otherwise dispose or otherwise
dispose of these goods on the specific day, the
sale, or disposition will be held at a later such
date.
Feb. 5, 12, 19, 2007-0344





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 TO CITIFINANCIAL MORTGAGE
LOAN CORPORATION F/K/A ASSOCIATES
HOME EQUITY LOAN CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs. '
TERRY L. THORNTON A/K/A TERRY T.
THORNTON, SR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
TERRY L. THORNTON A/K/A TERRY T.
THORNTON, SR.; ANGELA V. RISHER; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF RE-
MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendarit(s).
CASE NO.
2007-CA-000391
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ANGELA V. RISHER; IF LIVING, IN-
CLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTS)
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your an-
swer or written defenses, if any, in the above
proceeding with the Clerk of the Court, and to
serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose name and address appears
hereon, within thirty days of the first publication
of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding be-
ing a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against
the following described property, to wit:
LOT 8, BLOCK B, SECTION ONE PHASE
ONE, BABSON PARK HEIGHTS, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-.
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 43, PAGE 13, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A: 214 ALDO DRIVE, BABSON
PARK, FL 338Z7
If you fail to file your answer or written de-
fenses in the above proceeding, on plaintiff's
attorney, a default will be entered againstt you
for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Pe-
tition.
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 seal of this court of
the 7th day of February, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /sl Mary Murphy
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 12, 19, 2007-0433








IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC.,
Plaintiff
v.
SHARON A. JOHNSON F/K/A SHARON A.
TOOLE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHARON
A. JOHNSON F/K/A SHARON A. TOOLE;
JOHN P. JOHNSON A/K/A JOHN P. PAT-
RICK; BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC.; and UN-
KNOWN OCCUPANTS, TENANTS, OWN-
ERS, AND OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, in-
cluding, if a named defendant is deceased, the
personal representatives, the surviving--
spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
and all other parties claiming by, through, un-
der or against that defendant, and the several
and respective unknown assigns, successors
in interest, trustees or other persons claiming
by, through, under or against any corporation
. or other legal entity named as a defendant,
and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or
corporate, or whose exact legal status is un-
known, claiming under any of the above
named or described defendants,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.:
2007-CA-000323
Division: 07
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: SHARON A. JOHNSON F/K/A
SHARON A. TOOLE
Residence: Unknown
Mailing Address: Unknown
UNKNOWN SPOUSE SHARON A. JOHN-
SON F/K/A SHARON A. TOOLE

Residence: Unknown
Mailing Address: Unknown
JOHN P. JOHNSON A/K/A JOHN'P. PAT-
RICKI
Residence: Unknown
Mailing Address: Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to foreclose a mortgage on the following
property in Polk County, Florida:
PATIO HOME 49, STARTING AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 55,
STONEBRIDGE SUBDIVISION, AS
SHOWN BY MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND


FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 67, PAGE 15, RUN SOUTH 00 DE-
GREES 32'49" WEST 18.31 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 27'11" EAST
100.00 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH 00
DEGREES 32'49" WEST 45.00 FEET;
I'lENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES
27'11" WEST 100.00 FEET; THENCE
RUN NORTH 00 DEGREES 32'49" EAST
45 00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING.
has been filed against you, SHARON A.
JOHNSON F/K/A SHARON A. TOOLE; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SHARON A. JOHN-


SON F/K/A SHARON A. TOOLE, including, if
a named defendant is deceased, the personal
representatives, the surviving spouse, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other
parties claiming by, through, under or against
that defendant, and the several and respective
unknown assigns, successors in interest, trus-
tees or other persons claiming by, through, un-
der or against any corporation or other legal
entity named as a defendant, and all claim-
ants, persons or parties, natural or corporate,
or whose exact legal status is unknown, claim-
ing under any of the above named or de-
scribed defendants, and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to
it, on the Plaintiff's attorney, whose name and
address is ENRICO G. GONZALEZ, P.A.,
6255 East Fowler Avenue, Temple Terrace,
Florida 33617, and file the original with the
Clerk of the above-styled Court, on or before
March 16, 2007, otherwise, a judgment may be
entered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court
on February 8, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 12, 19, 2007-0449




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
EILEEN MARCIA CUSHMAN,,receased,
Deceased.
File Number:
07CP-0088
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of EILEEN
MARCIA CUSHMAN, deceased, File Number
07CP-0088, 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 33831-9000. The name
and address of the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representative's attorney
are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is served
who have objections that challenge the validity
of'the Will, the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this
Court are required to file their objections with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after the date of
the first publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERV-
ICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is February 12, 2007.
Personal Representative:
THOMAS H. CUSHMAN
701 S. Riverside Drive
Pompano Beach, Florida 33062
Attorney For Personal Representative:
TED A. LASSEIGNE, Esquire
Post Office Box 2238
Haines City, FL 33845-2238
Telephone: 863/422-2216
Florida Bar No. 163202
Feb. 12, 19, 2007-0445





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOVASTAR MORTGAGE, INC., a'Virginia
Corporation,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
TROY MUZIDAL, ALENA ANN MUZIDAL,
MORTON G. BASSOFF; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION #1, AND #2, et al.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-2006CA-004390-0000
SECTION: 07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure
dated January 24, 2007, entered in Civil Case
No. 53-2006CA-004390-0000 (07) of the Cir-
cuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida, wherein the NOVAS-
TAR MORTGAGE, INC., a Virginia Corpora-
tion, Plaintiff, and TROY MUZIDAL, ALENA
ANN MUZIDAL, MORTON G. BASSOFF; UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION #1,
AND #2, et al., are Defendants.
I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash in the Polk County Courthouse, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, FL 33831, at 9:001
A.M. on the 28th day of February, 2007, the
following described property Polk County, Flor-
ida:
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF
THE SE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 19, TOWNSHIP 27 SOUTH, RANGE
23 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
LESS THE NORTH 919.65 FEET AND
LESS THE SOUTH 302.50 FEET OF THE
EAST 144.00 FEET AND LESS THE
SOUTH 254.60 FEET AND LESS MAIN-
TAINED ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY.
If you are a person claiming a right to
funds remaining after the sale, you must
file with the clerk no later than 60 days af-
ter the sale. If you fail to file a claim you
will not be entitled to any remaining funds.
After 60 days, only the owner of record as
of the date of the lis'pendens may claim
the surplus.
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 par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 711:
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
court on January 24, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF .THE CIRCUIf COUR1
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Feb. 12, 19, 2007-0423














The Polk County Democrat February 19, 2007


Public Notices


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, act-
ing through Rural Development, for-
merly Farmers Home Administration (
FmHA), United States Department of Agri-
culture (USDA),
Plaintiff,
vs.
Hilario Colon, Jr.; et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
06CA-3355 Sec. 7
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
a Summary Final Judgment entered in the
above entitled cause in the Circuit Court
of Polk County, Florida, I will sell the prop-
erty located in Polk County, Florida, being
specifically described as follows:
Lot 4, of WILLOW OAK VILLAGE, ac-
cording to the map or plat thereof re-
corded in Plat Book 94, Page 6, of the
public records of Polk County, Florida.
at public sale to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash at the Jury Lounge, Second`
Floor, Polk County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Polk County,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the Zth day of
March. 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 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 'Notipe 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 January 31, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /s/ Mary Thomas
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 19, 26, 2007-0523





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR CREDIT SUISSE FIRST
BOSTON CS8B 2005-6,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
LIDA D. LIVINGSTON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF LIDA D. LIVINGSTON IF ANY; ANY AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING 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;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC.; CITY OF LAKELAND,
FLORIDA; JOHN DOE 1, JANE DOE 1, JOHN
DOE 2 AND JANE DOE 2, AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2006-CA-003162-SEC 4
RE-NOTICE OF'FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Granting the Motion to Reset Foreclo-
sure Sale dated January 26. 2007 entered in
Civil Case No. 53-2006-CA-3162-SEC 4 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 1st day of March. 2007 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Summary
Final Judgment, to-wit:
THE NORTH 28 FEET OF LOT
35 AND ALL OF LOT 36,
BLOCK. 7, WESTGATE SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 23 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA,; SUBJECT
TO A PRIVATE NON-EXCLUSIVE
EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND
EGRESS OVER THE SOUTH 10
FEET OF SAID ABOVE LOTS,
TOGETHER WITH A PRIVATE
NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT
FOR. INGRESS AND EGRESS
OVER THE SOUTH 10 FEET OF
LOT 13, BLOCK 7, WESTGATE
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 10, 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 iripaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 29th day of January. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Feb. 12, 19, 2007-0426


NOTICE OF MEETING
District Board of Trustees
Polk Community College
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF
POLK COMMUNITY COLLEGE will hold its
monthly Board Meeting on Monday, February
26, 2007 at 4 pm in LAC-1207 on the Lakeland
Campus.
Eileen Holden, Secretary
District Board of Trustees
Feb. 19, 2007-0522


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
MIARY A. HOLT and TONY J.
HOLT,
Plaintiff,
vs
JIM DEES and JOSEPH BERNAS,
JOHN W. DUVALL and JOYCE H.
DUVALL, if living, and if de-
ceased, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES,
SUCCESSORS and ASSIGNS OF
JOHN W. DUVALL AND JOYCE H.
DUVALL, Deceased; CHRISTINE
CORIOLAN,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2006-CA-004871-0000-00-SEC 7
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:JIM DEES
3301 AVENUE U., N.W.
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33881
CHRISTINE CORklLAN
230 "D" STREET
LAKE WALES, FL 33853
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 iton STEPHEN F. BAKER,
ESQ., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is
800 First Street S., Winter Haven, FL 33880,
on or before the 14th day of March. 2006,
and file the original with the Clerk of this Court,
either before service on Plaintiff's attorney, or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief demanded
in the Petition.
The Plaintiff is seeking to quiet titleon real
property described as follows:
LOT 821, OF INWOOD UNIT NO. 4, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 35, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact the Office of the
Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within
two (2) working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay
Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 30th day of January. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ Linda Richards
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2007-0341






IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOSEPH P. BRIDGES,
Deceased.
File No.
07CP-0308
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Jo-
seph P. Bridges, deceased, whose
date of death was January 10, 2007, and
whose Social Security Number is 245-07-
6443, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
CC4, Bartow, Florida 33831-9000. The
names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this
notice has been served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this no-
tice is February 19 2007.
Personal Representative:
Donald R. Bridges
3515 Ashling Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Glen T. Shelby
Attorney for Donald R. Bridges
Florida Bar No. 285269
Shelby, Medina & Stargel, LLP
902 S. Florida Avenue, Suite 101
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Telephone: (863) 577-4000
Feb. 19, 26, 2007-0525




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF:
NANCY ELIZABETH BLANTON
A/K/A NANCY ELIZABETH HUNT,
Wife/Petitioner,,
-and-
ROBERT N. BLANTON,
Husband/Respondent.
CASE NO.:
53-2006DR-009109
Section: 05
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSO-
LUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: ROBERT N. BLANTON
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
dissolution of marriage has been filed
against you and that you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on BRIAN W. HAAS, Bradley
Johnson Law Firm, P.A., attorney for peti-
tioner, whose address is 225 East Park
Avenue, Post Office Box 1260 Lake Wales,
Florida 33859-1260, within thirty (30)
days after the first publication of this no-
tice, and file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on peti-
tioner's attorney or immediately thereaf-
ter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
petition.
Copies of all documents in this case, in-
cluding orders, are available at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office. You may review
these documents upon request. You must
keep the Clerk of the Court's office noti-
fied of your current address.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to. the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the Of-


fice of the Court Administrator (863)
534-4690, within (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on February 13, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
AS CLERK OF THE COURT
Rv: /s/ Mary Murphy
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 19, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 2007-0518


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
BANKUNITED, FSB,
Plaintiff
vs.
ANNELIESE TOET, ET AL.,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
2005-CA-001946
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final
Judgment entered in this cause, in the Circuit
Court of Polk County, Florida, I will sell the
property situated in Polk County, Florida de-
scribed as:
LOT 2, LAGO VISTA GOLF ESTATES
PHASE ONE, A SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 100, PAGE 32,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
at public sale, to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, in the Jury Lounge, Second
Floor, Polk County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway, Bartow, Polk County, Florida will
be held at 9:00 o'clock, A.M., onM~arch.
2007.
Any persons claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than
the property owner as of the date of the
lis pendens must file a claim within 60
days after the sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change Is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 19, 26, 2007-0515

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CAMELOT HOLDINGS, LP, a Delaware lim-
ited partnership
Plaintiff,
V.
MICC DEVELOPMENT LLC; ALEX RIOS, indi-
vidually; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALEX RIOS;
TENANT #1; TENANT #2; AND ANY AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM-
ANTS,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2006CA-003992-0000-00
SECTION 08
NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
.CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFEN-
DANTS 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*
*Current Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following real property
in Polk County, Florida:
Lots 13 and 14, Block "BI,
MAP OF LAKE SIDE, according
to the map or plat thereof, as
recorded in Plat Book 17,
Page 42, of the Public Records
of Polk County, Florida
has been filed against you in the Circuit
Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in
and for Polk County, Florida, and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses to it, if any, to:
GREGORY A. SANOBA, ESQUIRE
SANOBA & SANOBA, P.A.
114 East Edgewood Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33803-401 5
on or before March 23. 2007. and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise, a default
will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and Seal of this Court
on February 14 2007
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ Xochitl Munoz
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 19, 26, 2007-0519


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
ROSALYN EASTERS; ERIC HARDEN; 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, WHTH ER 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-004528
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 11 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 53-
2006-CA-004528 of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for POLK County,
BARTOW, Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at THE JURY LOUNGE,
SECOND FLOOR at the POLK County Court-
house located at 255 N Broadway Ave. in Bar-
tow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 28th day of
February 2007 the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 13 AND
THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 14,
WASHINGTON PARK, ACCORD-
ING TO THE MAP OR PLAT


THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE(S) 99,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND THE
WEST 7.5 FEET OF THE VA-
CATED ALLEY LYING EAST
THEREOF.
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 12th day of January. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Feb. 12, 19, 2007-0422

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
DLANTER CORP., INC., a Florida corpora-
tion,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL KEITH HEARD; NORMA HEARD;
and JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2005CA-4758
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
Amended Final Judgment entered in the above
entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Polk
County, Florida the following described prop-
erty:
Lot 2, COUNTRY VIEW ESTATES
PHASE 3, according to the map or plat
'thereof as recorded In Plat Book 94,
Pages 18-23, of the Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
Together with 1997 Meritt mobile home
Florida Identification Number
FLHMLCB102516105A, Title Number
72298725 and 1997 Meritt mobile home
Florida Identification Number
FLHMLCB102516105B, Title Number
72298726.
offered for public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, at the Jury Lounge,
Second Floor of the Polk County Court-
house, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Polk County, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the
February 28, 2007.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
Witness my hand and seal this 1st day of Feb-
ruary, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Courts i, .
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Feb. 12. 19, 2007-0427

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION
OF
RYAN J. KINMAN, DOB: 02/29/00
JESSER. KINMAN, DOB: 02/18/03
Adoptees.
CASE NO.:
53-2007DR-001007-0000-LK
SEC. 2
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS OF MINOR CHILD
TO:
LORETTA D. KINMAN
Last Known Address:
1121 Country Club Lane
Lakeland, FL 33801
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition for
Adoption has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on THOMAS J. CHAWK,
ESQUIRE, Post Office Box 8209, Lakeland,
Florida 33802-8209, on or before March 19.
200Z, and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court, Post Office Box 9000/Drawer CC-2,
Bartow, Florida 33831 either before service on
the Petitioner's attorney or immediately there-
after; 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 MAY HAVE REGARDING THE
MINOR CHILD.
Dated this 5th day of February 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Courts
BY: /s/ Kathie Price
Deputy Clerk
Feb. 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5, 2007-0441

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MATTER OF THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF MINOR
CHILD
JOSE DAVID STILES
Minor Child.
CASE NO.:
53-2007DR-000968-0000-LK
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
RONALD RAUL TIPLEY
Last Known Address:
204 Palmetto Palm Drive
Winter Haven, FL 33880
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition for Ter-
mination of Parental Rights 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 15 2007 and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court, Post Office Box
9000/Drawer CC-2, Bartow, Florida 33831 ei-
ther before service on the Petitioner's attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default
will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Petition.


UNDER SECTION 63.089, FLORIDA
STATUTES, FAILURE TO FILE A WRITTEN
RESPONSE TO THIS NOTICE WITH THE
COURT OR-TO APPEAR AT THIS HEARING
CONSTITUTES GROUNDS UPON WHICH
THE COURT SHALL END ANY PARENTAL
RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING THE
MINOR CHILD.
Dated this 2nd day of February. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Courts
BY: /s/ Kathie Price
Deputy Clerk
Feb. 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5, 2007-0442


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, act-
ing through Rural Development, for-
merly Farmers Home Administration (
FmHA), United States Department of Agri-
culture (USDA),
Plaintiff,
vs.
BOBBIE J. ARTHUR; POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA; and CITIFI-
NANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES, INC.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2002CA-000359-Sec 7
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to
a Summary Judgment entered in the
above entitled cause in the Circuit Court
of Polk County, Florida, I will sell the prop-
erty located in Polk County, Florida, being
specifically described as follows:
Lot 17, of JUSTIN HEIGHTS, according
to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat
Book 93, at Page 36, Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
at public sale to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash at the East End of the East
Corridor, First Floor, Polk County Court-
house, 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Polk County, Florida, at.9:00 a.m. on
the 2-th day of February, 2QQZ.
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 January 25. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /s/ Mary Thomas
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 12, 19, 2007-0424


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR CREDIT SUISSE FIRST
BOSTON CS8B 2005-8,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
LIDA D. LIVINGSTON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF LIDA D. LIVINGSTON; ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
SDEFENDANT(S) 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;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION '
SYSTEMS, INC.; CITY OF LAKELAND,
FLORIDA JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2006-CA-003165-0000
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Granting the Motion to Reset Foreco'-
sure Sale dated January'26 2007 entered in
Civil Case No. 53-2006-CA-003165-0000 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 1St day of March. 2007 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Summary
Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 13 AND THE NORTH 28
FEET OF LOT 14, BLOCK 7,
WESTGATE SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 10, PAGE 23 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, SUBJECT
TO A PRIVATE NON-EXCLUSIVE
EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND
EGRESS OVER THE SOUTH 10
FEET OF SAID LOT 13, TO-
GETHER WITH A PRIVATE, NON-
EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR IN-
GRESS AND EGRESS OVER THE
SOUTH 10 FEET OF THE FOL-
LOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY,
THE NORTH 28 FEET OF LOT
35 AND ALL OF LOT 36,
BLOCK 7, WESTGATE SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 10, 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 29th day of January. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Depi~ty Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Feb. 12, 19, 2007-0426

LEGAL NOTICE
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS


The Polk County Workforce Development
Board, Inc. is soliciting proposals from qualified
entities to provide Youth Services as required
under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.
The Proposers' conference is scheduled for
Monday, February 26, 2007. Letters of Intent
to Propose are due in the Board's administra-
tive office before 5:00 PM ET on Thursday,
March 8, 2007. All proposals are due in the
Board's administrative office before 4:00 PM
ET on Monday, April 02, 2007. A copy of the
Request for Proposals may be obtained from
the Board's web site, www.polkworks.org by
clicking on then clicking on
or by contacting Tom Hor-
nack at 863.508.1600 x 116 or at tomhor-
nack@polkworks.org.
Feb. 19, 2007-0514


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION
OF
RYAN J. KINMAN, DOB: 02/29/00
JESSE R. KINMAN, DOB: 02/18/03
Adoptees.
CASE NO.:
53-2007DR-001007-000 -LK
SEC. 2
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS OF MINOR CHILD
TO:
Unknown Father
Last Known Address: Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition for
Adoption has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on THOMAS J. CHAWK,
ESQUIRE, Post Office Box 8209, Lakeland,
Florida 33802-8209, on or before March 19.
200Z, and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on the Petitioner's
attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise,
a default will be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the Petition.
UNDER SECTION 63.089, FLORIDA
STATUTES, FAILURE TO FILE 'A WRITTEN
RESPONSE TO THIS NOTICE WITH THE
COURT OR TO APPEAR AT THIS HEARING
CONSTITUTES GROUNDS UPON WHICH
THE COURT SHALL END ANY PARENTAL
RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING THE
MINOR CHILD.
Dated this 5th day of February 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Courts
BY: /s/ Kathie Price
Deputy Clerk
Feb. 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5, 2007-0440



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that THE
SCHOOL BOARD OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, announces a public hearing to
which all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME:
Tuesday, February 27, 2007,
to begin immediately following
the Public Hearing on the
2006/2007 Student Progres-
sion Plan
PLACE: School Board Auditorium, 1915
South Florida Ave., Bartow, FL
PURPOSE: To consider the Spe-
cial Magistrate's Report and spe-
cific rejections, if any, in the
matter of The School Board of
Polk County and The Polk County
Education Association, PERC
Case No. SM-2006-044.
To All Concerned Parties: If a party de-
cides to appeal any decision made at this
hearing, it will be necessary for that party to
have a record of the proceeding and for such
purposes shall need to insure that a verbatim
record of the proceeding be made which re-
cord includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based. The costs of
such record shall be borne by the party desir-
ing the appeal.
A copy of the agenda may be obtained by
writing to JoAnne Clanton in the Superinten-
dent's Office at The School Board of Polk
County, P.O. Box 391, Bartow, FL 33831 or by,
calling 863-534-0521.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans.
with Disabilities Act, any person requiring spe-
cial accommodations to participate in this
meeting is asked to advise the agency at least
S48 hours before the meeting by contacting Pa- -
tricia Hunter at 863-534-0513. If you are hear-
ing or speech impaired, please contact the
agency by calling Florida Relay Service at 1-
800-955-8771.
Dated: February 15, 2007.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Margaret A. Lofton, Chairman
Attest Gall F. McKinzie, Secre-
tary
(Seal)
Feb. 19, 2007-0524




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA'
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR MASTER ASSET BACKED
SECURITIES TRUST, 2006-HE2,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
ANGELO HENRIQUEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ANGELO HENRIQUEZ, IF ANY; 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; ASSO-
CIATION OF POINCIANA VILLAGE, INC.;
COMMUNITY TRUST FEDERAL CREDIT UN-
ION; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2006-CA-004147-0000-SEC 4
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 5 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 53-
2006-CA-004147-0000-SEC 4 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 Zth day of March. 2007 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Summary
Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 2, BLOCK 754, OF POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 5' NORTH,
VILLAGE 3, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK
54, PAGES 27-42, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLQRIDA.
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 davs 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 91 day of JnuaMti.200Z.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Feb. 19, 26, 2007-0502


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Public Notices


IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
I.L.E. PROPERTIES, INC., a Florida corpora-
tion,
Plaintiffs,
VS
WIESLAWA BALZAC,
Defendant.
CASE NO:
2006CC-2041
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on
November 27, 2006, this case now pending in
the above Court, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at 9:00 a.m. on March 7,
2007, at the Jury Lounge, on the 2nd floor of
the Polk County Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway, Bartow, Florida, as more spe-
cifically set forth in Schedule "F" attached
hereto, the following described following:
Lot 22, Block 338, INDIAN LAKE ES-
TATES, Unit 11, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 40, page 15,
Public Records of Polk County, Florida.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en;
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain.assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED this 13th day of February, 2007.
RICHARD WEISS
As Clerk
BY: Is/Angela McNally
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 19, 26, Mar. 5,12, 2007-0517


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE.
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
LEAH DAWN HORN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF LEAH DAWN HORN IF ANY; 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:
53-2006-CA-003188-0000
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 30 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 53-
2006-CA-003188-0000 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 2nd day of March. 2007 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Summary
Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 114, OF WINDWOOD BAY
PHASE ONE, ACCORDING TO
THE' PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN THE PLAT BOOK
118, PAGES 40 THROUGH 47,
INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS 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, callTDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 31st day of January. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Feb. 19, 26, 2007-0507



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOVASTAR MORTGAGE, INC., a Virginia
Corporation,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
GLEN MICHAEL COX, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF GLEN MICHAEL COX, WILLOW POINT
ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC.; UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION #1, AND #2, et al.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-2006CA-004106-0000
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure
dated January 31, 2007, entered in Civil Case
No. 53-2006CA-004106-0000 (11) of the Cir-
cuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida, wherein the NOVAS-
TAR MORTGAGE, INC., a Virginia Corpora-
tion, Plaintiff, and GLEN MICHAEL COX, UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF GLEN MICHAEL COX,
WILLOW POINT ESTATES HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION #1, AND #2, et al., are De-
fendants.
I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash in the Polk County Courthouse, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, FL 33831, at 9:00
A.M. on the 7th day of March, 2007, the follow-


ing described property Polk County, Florida:
LOT 8, WILLOW POINT ESTATES, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 72, PAGE 14, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
If you are a person claiming a right to
funds remaining after the sale, you must
file with the clerk no later than 60 days af-
ter the sale. If you fail to file a claim you
will not be entitled to any remaining funds.
After 60 days, only the owner of record as
of the date of the lis pendens may claim
the surplus.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,


Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue,. Bar-
(pw, 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 par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are enti-
tied, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 711.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
court on February 1, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Feb. 19, 26, 2007-0508



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS S CWABS,
INC. ASSET-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2005-
SD2
Plaintiff,
vs.
ADAM B. WALKER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ADAM B. WALKER; THE INDEPENDENT
SAVINGS PLAN COMPANY; THE INDE-
PENDENT SAVINGS PLAN COMPANY D/B/A
ISPC; and any unknown heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, creditors, and other unknown persons or
unknown spouses claiming by, through and
under any of the above-named Defendants,
Defendants.
/
CASE NO.:
53-2006-CA-4176-WH-04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that the under-
signed Clerk of the Circuit Court of Polk
County, Florida, will on the 91t day of March,
2007. at 9:00 o'clock A.M., at the Jury
Lounge, Second floor, 255 N. Broadway in
Bartow, Florida 33830 offer for sale and sell at
public outcry to the highest and best bidder for
cash, the following-described property situate
in Polk County, Florida:
LOT 5, IN BLOCK C OF ADDITION TO
REEDY LAKE SUBDIVISION, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 44, PAGE 24,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORD OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
pursuant to the Final Judgment en-
tered in a case pending in said Court,
the style of which is indicated above.
Any person or entity claiming an inter-
est in the surplus, if any, resulting from
the foreclosure sale, other than the
property owner as of the date of the
Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same
with the Clerk of Court within 60 days
after the foreclosure sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Court-
house located at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida. Please note that the
main entrance is located on Church Street.
No entry is possible from Broadway Ave-
nue. 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 a disability
who needs any accommodation in or-
der 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
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 Service 800-
955-8770.
WITNESS my hand nd official seal of
said Court this ,5. day of January,
2007.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY:/s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 19, 26, 2007-0511


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CAMELOT HOLDINGS, LP, a Delaware lim-
ited partnership
Plaintiff,
v.
MICC GROUP, INC., a Florida Company;
ALEX RIOS, individually; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ALEX RIOS; SUSAN PELLETIER, as Trus-
tee of the Phillip and Sessoms Trust; SU-
SAN PELLETIER, as Trustee of the Stuart
Avenue Trust, dated November 1, 2002;
TENANT #1; TENANT #2; TENANT #3;
TENANT #4;, TENANT #5; TENANT #6;
TENANT #7; TENANT #8; AND ANY AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM-
ANTS,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2006CA-003991-0000-00
SECTION 08
NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM-
ANTS*
*Current Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following real property
in Polk County, Florida:
Lots 1, 2, 13, and 14, Block
"B", FRANCIS' RESUBDIVISION,
according to the map or plat
thereof, as recorded in Plat
Book 16, Page 50, of the Pub-
lic Records of Polk County,
Florida
has been filed against you in the Circuit
Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in
and for Polk County, Florida, and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses to it, if any, to:
GREGORY A. SANOBA, ESQUIRE
SANOBA & SANOBA, P.A.
114 East Edgewood Drive


Lakeland, Florida 33803-4015
on or before March 23 2007. and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise, a default
will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and Seal of this Court
on February 14 2007
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ Xochitl Munoz
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 19, 26, 2007-0530


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA Probate Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARIE LORNA HALLBERG, De-
ceased,
SSN: 026-14-5382 Z
Deceased.
File Number
07CP-0277
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MARIE
LORNA HALLBERG, deceased, whose
date of death was October 20, 2006, and
whose Social Security Number is 026-14-5382,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which
is Polk County Courthouse, 255 N. Broadway,
P.O. Box 9000, Drawer No. CC-4, Bartow,
Florida 33831-9000. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and'other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
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 PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE-
CEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is February 19, 2007.
Personal Representatives
Alvin L. Hallberg
418 King Fisher Lane
Haines City, Florida 33844
Attorney for Personal Representatives
Michael A. Johnson
Florida Bar No.: 0474258
P. O. Box 1397
Lakeland, Florida 33802-1397
Telephone (863) 688-0741
Fax#: (863) 688-0472
Feb. 19, 26, 2007-0527


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
KEY BANK
PLAINTIFFS,
VS.
LOIS S. MCDERMOTT, Trustee of the
EUGENE K. MCDERMOTT RECOVERABLE
TRUST AGREEMENT DATED 05/04/05, et
ux., et al.,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO.
53-2006-CA-4891-0000 SEC 4
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Final Judgment Scheduling Fore-
closure Sale entered on January 29, 2007,
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 and day of March 2007 the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in
said Order or Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 19, SUMMIT VIEW, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 89, PAGE 27, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a: 2511 SUMMITVIEW
DRIVE, LAKELAND, FL 33813
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
31st day of January. 2007:
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
POLK, Florida
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 19, 26, 2007-0506



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE 10TH JUIDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC
PLAINTIFFS,
VS.
WILL STEWART, at ux., at al.,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO.
53-2006-CA-3800-0000 #4
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Final Judgment Scheduling Fore-
closure Sale entered on February 2, 2007,
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 9th day of March. 2007, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in said
Order or Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 65 RESERVE AT TOWN
CENTER, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 117, PAGE 39,
PUBLIC RECORDS, OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a: 702 RESERVE PLACE,
DAVENPORT, FLORIDA 33896
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
5th day of February 2007
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
POLK, Florida
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 19,26,2007-0512


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RAYMOND LEE DAVIS,
Deceased.
FILE NO. 07CP-0256
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of RAY-
MOND LEE DAVIS, deceased, File Number
07CP-0256, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is Polk County Courthouse,
Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4419, Bar-
tow, Florida 33830-9000. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal representative and the
personal representatives' attorney are set forth
below..
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dents estate on whom a copy of this notice has
been served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this notice
is February 19, 2007.
Personal Representative
EDITH ELIZABETH DAVIS
1960 Pine Grove Road
Mulberry, Florida 33860
Attorney for Personal Representative
KIMBERLY ANNE HUMPHREY
Attorney for Raymond Lee Davis
Florida Bar No. 0008745
Caradome & Associates, P.A.
15438 N. Florida Avenue, Suite 102
Tampa, Florida 33613 '
Telephone: (813) 264-7377
Feb. 19, 26, 2007-0528


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CAMELOT HOLDINGS, LP, a Delaware lim-
ited partnership
Plaintiff,
v.
MICC GROUP, INC., Florida Company
d/b/a MICC Group; LLC a Florida limited li-
ability company; MICC DEVELOPMENT LLC,
a Florida limited liability Company; ALEX
RIOS, individually; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ALEX RIOS; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; AND
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
'ING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFEN-
DANTS 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.
CASE NO.
53-2006CA-003988-0000-00
SECTION 08
NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIM-
ANTS*
*Current Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following real property
in Polk County, Florida:
Lot 30, Block "E", MORNING-
SIDE PARK FIRST ADDITION,
according to the map or plat
thereof, as recorded in Plat
Book 43, Page 37, of the Pub-
lic Records of Polk County,
Florida
has been filed against you in the Circuit
Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in
and for Polk County, Florida, and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses to it, if any, to:
GREGORY A. SANOBA, ESQUIRE
SANOBA & SANOBA, P.A.
114 East Edgewood Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33803-401 5
on or before March 23. 2007. and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise, a default
will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and Seal of this Court
on February 14 2007
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ Xochitl Munoz
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 19, 26, 2007-0531


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC
PLAINTIFFS,
VS.
STEVEN HUFFMAN, II, et ux., et al.,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO.
53-2006-CA-4985-0000 SEC. 4
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Final Judgment Scheduling Fore-
closure Sale entered on January 29, 2007,
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 nod day of March. 2007, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in
said Order or Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 21, HOLIDAY HEIGHTS,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 40, PAGE 18, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
a/k/a: 1006 NORMA AVE.,
HAINES CITY, FL 33844
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
31s day of JAnuaiyaS1 Z.
RICHARD M. WELSS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
POLK, Florida
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 19, 26, 2007-0505


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
FAMILY DIVISION
IN RE: THE MATTER OF THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS:
DAVID MICHAEL STACEY
Minor Child.
DOB: 06-05-2002

AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION TO
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.: 53-2005-DR-004544
SECTION: 05
TO: REBECCA MARIE STACEY
UNKNOWN ADDRESS
ANY UNKNOWN FATHERS
UNKNOWN ADDRESS
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any,
to it on William C. Hamm, Jr., Esquire, Post Of-
fice Box 35, Lakeland, Florida 33801, on or be-
fore March 13 2007 and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either before service on
the Petitioner's attorney or immediately there-
after.
If you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against, you for
the relief demanded in the Peti-
tion.
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 this 12th day of February, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk ofithe Courts
BY: /s/ Stacey Bray
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 19, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 2007-0516


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK MINNESOTA, N.A. AS
TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LEONA LANGHOR A/K/A LEONA M. LAN-
GOHR, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53-2006CA-003538-0000-WH 07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January
4, 2007, and entered in CASE NO. 53-
2006CA-003538-0000-WH 07,.of the Circuit
Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for
POLK County, Florida, wherein WELLS
FARGO BANK MINNESOTA,.N.A. AS TRUS-
TEE is Plaintiff and LEONA LANGHOR A/K/A
LEONA M. LANGOHR, 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 Z7
day of March, 2007, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 21 AND 22 IN BLOCK 145 OF IN-
DIAN LAKES ESTATES, UNIT NO. 3, AS
SHOWN BY MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED" IN THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 39 PAGE 18
a/k/a 907 Park Avenue, Indian Lake Es-
tates, Florida 33855.
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 davs 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 ,5th day of January 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ Mary Thomas
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 19, 26, 2007-0501



NOTICE OF CLAIM OF LIEN AND
PROPOSED SALE OF VEHICLE
To: GLADYS B. OR HERMAN A. FISHER
P.O. BOX 894
FORT'MEADE, FL 33841
LIENHOLDER
WACHOVIA BANK NA-RETAIL
P.O. BOX 500.100
ROANOKE, VA. 24022
NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF ANY OTHER
PERSONS, INCLUDING ANY OTHER LIEN-
HOLDERS, OR PERSONS LEAVING MOTOR
VEHICLE FOR REPAIR AND NOT THE
OWNER CLAIMING INTEREST IN VEHICLE:
GLADYS B. OR HERMAN A. FISHER
P.O. BOX 894
FORT MEADE, FL 33841
DESCRIPTION OF VEHICLE
2003 CHEVROLET
VIN#1GCJK33153F149672
LIENOR (REPAIR SHOP)
GREENWOOD CHEV-OLDS INC.
205 N. CHARLESTON AVE.
FORT MEADE, FL 33841
LOCATION OF VEHICLE
GREENWOOD CHEV-OLDS INC.


205 N. CHARLESTON AVE.
FORT MEADE, FL 33841
863-285-8131
EACH OF YOU IS HEREBY NOTIFIED
THAT THE ABOVE NAMED LIENOR
CLAIMS A LIEN PURSUANT TO
SECTION 713.585, FLORIDA
STATUTES, ON THE ABOVE DE-
SCRIBED MOTOR VEHICLE FOR RE-
PAIR AND STORAGE CHARGES AC-
CRUED IN THE AMOUNT OF
$ I 0,Q054. THESE STORAGE
CHARGES WILL CONTINUE TO AC-
CRUE AT THE RATE OF $ 20.00
PER DAY.
THE LIEN CLAIMED BY THE ABOVE
NAMED LIENOR IS SUBJECT TO


ENFORCEMENT PURSUANT TO
SECTION 713.585, FLORIDA
STATUTES, AND UNLESS SAID
MOTOR VEHICLE IS REDEEMED
FROM THE SAID LIENOR BY PAY-
MENT AS LIENOR BY PAYMENT AS
ALLOWED BY LAW, THE ABOVE
DESCRIBED MOTOR VEHICLE MAY
BE SOLD TO SATISFY THE LIEN. IF
THE MOTOR VEHICLE IS NOT RE-
DEEMED AND REMAINS UN-
CLAIMED OR CHARGES FOR REPAIR
AND STORAGE REMAIN UNPAID,
THE VEHICLE MAY BE SOLD AFTER
60 DAYS FREE OF ALL PRIOR
LIENS WHATSOEVER, UNLESS
OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY COURT
ORDER. THE ABOVE DESIGNATED
LIENOR PROPOSES TO SELL THE
MOTOR VEHICLE AS FOLLOWS.
PUBLIC AUCTION TO BE HELD AT GREEN-
WOOD CHEV-OLDS INC COMMENCING AT
10:00 A.M. ON THE 2Qth DAY OF March.
2007.
STATEMENT OF OWNERS RIGHTS
NOTICE THAT THE OWNER OF THE
MOTOR VEHICLE OR ANY PERSON
CLAIMING INTEREST IN OR LIEN
THEREON HAS A RIGHT TO A
HEARING AT ANY TIME PRIOR TO
THE SCHEDULED DATE OF SALE
BY FILING A DEMAND FOR A
HEARING WITH THE CLERK OF THE
COURT 'IN THE COUNTY IN WHICH'
THE MOTOR VEHICLE IS HELD BY
THE LIENOR AND BY MAILING
COPIES OF THE DEMAND FOR
HEARING TO ALL OTHER OWNERS
AND LIENORS AS REFLECTED IN-
THE NOTICE.
NOTICE THAT THE OWNER OF THE
MOTOR VEHICLE HAS A RIGHT TO
RECOVER POSSESSION OF THE
MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT INSTI-
TUTING JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS
BY POSTING A BOND IN ACCOR-
DANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF
FLORIDA STATUTE 559.917.
NOTICE THAT ANY PROCEEDS
FROM THE SALE OF THE MOTOR
VEHICLE REMAINING AFTER PAY-
MENT OF THE AMOUNT CLAIMED
TO BE DUE. AND OWING TO THE
LIENOR WILL BE DEPOSITED WITH
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT FOR DISPOSITION UPON
COURT ORDER PURSUANT TO SUB-
SECTION [6] OF FLORIDA STAT-
UTE 713.585.
NOTE; THE 60 DAY TIME FRAME
THAT THE MOTOR VEHICLE MUST
BE HELD "DOES NOT INCLUDE THE
DAY THE WORK WAS COMPLETED
OR THE DAY OF SALE. THE 45
DAY NOTICE TO THE OWNER AND
LIENHOLDER DOES NOT INCLUDE
THE DAY THE NOTICE WAS
MAILED OR THE DATE OF SALE.
THE NEWSPAPER AD MUST BE
PLACED 15 DAYS PRIOR TO THE
SCHEDULED DATE OF SALE, BUT
THE 15 DAYS DO NOT INCLUDE
THE DATE NOTICE WAS PLACED
IN THE NEWSPAPER OR THE DATE
OF SALE.
Feb. 19, 2007-0521



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
DAVID L. PATRICK and BARBARA PATRICK,
Plaintiff
vs.
ALEX RIOS, __ RIOS, the Unknown
Spouse of ALEX RIOS, JOHN DOE and
MARY DOE, et al.
Defendants)
CASE NO.:
2007-CA-00005411
NOTICEOF.ACTION
TO: __ RIOS,
The unknown spouse, if any, of Alex Rios
JOHN DOE,
The unknown Tenant, if any, of Alex Rios
MARY DOE,
The Unknown Tenant, if any of Alex Rios
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
POLK County, Florida:
The S 1/2 of the S 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the
SE-1/4 of the NW 1/4; and the S 1/2 of the
N 1/2 of the S 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the SE
1/4 of the NW 1/4 and the N 1/2 of the N
1/2 of the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of the NW
1/4 and the E 3/4 of the S 1/2 of the N 1/2
of the S 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of
the NW 1/4 and the E 3/4 of the S 1/2 of
the S 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of
the NW 1/4 in the N 1/2 of the N 1/2 of the
N 1/2 of the S 1/2 of the S 1/4 of the NW
1/4 and the S 1/2 of the N 1/2 of the N 1/2
of the S 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4
Less and Except the West 1066.33', there-
fore; all lying in Section 34, T30 S, R28E,
in Polk County, Florida; Subject to county
maintained road right-of-way for North
Lake Patrick Drive.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses to it on Robert H. Schultz, Esquire,
the Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is
3911 Golf Park Loop, Suite #102, Braden-
ton, Florida 34203, on or before March 23
200Z and file the original with the clerk of
this court either before service on the
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereaf-
ter, otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint or petition.
DATED this 14th day of February 2007.
Clerk of the Court
by /s/ Xochitl Munoz
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Feb. 19, 26, 2007-0533



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 March, 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.
A39 DAVID HANEY
C47 JOHN SHARP
C50JOHN SHARP
D13 PAULA BORDER
D18 ERIC PHELPS
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,
Feb. 19, 26, 2007-0526


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
S.T.A.R.S. TOWING gives Notice of Foreclo-
sure of Lien and intent to sell vehicles
pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes that on 03/09/2007,
'9:30 am at 2935 US HIGHWAY 17 S, BAR-
TOW, FL 33830-8982. S.T.A.R.S. TOWING
reserves the right to accept or reject any
and/or all bids,
2000 LEXUS
VIN# JT8BF28G8Y5077359
Feb. 19, 2007-0510










10 The Polk County Democrat February 19, 2007


Public Notices


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW
HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2001-1,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
JIMMY MORAN, ET AL,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
2007CA-000118
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: JIMMY MORAN
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 48, FLAMINGO HEIGHTS,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 37, PAGE 37,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS ,OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against the corporation and
the corporation is required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to it on
DAVID J. STERN, ESQ. Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 801 S University Drive,
#500, Plantation, FL 33324 on or before
March 23. 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 14th
day of February 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
Feb. 19, 26, 2007-0532


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CITICORP TRUST BANK, FSB,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
JASON E. SINKLER, ET AL,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
2006-CA-004941
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JASON E. SIN-
KLER
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
cto foreclose a mortgage on the following
property:
ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF
LAND IN POLK COUNTY, STATE
OF FLORIDA, AS MORE FULLY
DESCRIBED IN OR BOOK
04803, PAGE 0751, ID#
252825354100012240, BEING
KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS
LOT 24, JAN PHYL VILLAGE,
UNIT 10, FILED IN PLAT BOOK
45, PAGE 38.
BY FEE SIMPLE DEED FROM
MARIAN E. HERSHEHEY AND
CHARLES R. COLLINS, HER
HUSBAND AS SET EORTH IN OR
BOOK 04803, PAGE 0751
DATED 09/17/2001 AND RE-
CORDED 09/19/2001, RERE-
CORDED ON 10/5/2001 IN OR
BOOK 04816, -PAGE 1746
POLK COUNTY, RECORDS,
STATE OF 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 23 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 13th
day of February. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Mary Murphy
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
Feb. 19, 26, 2007-0520



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY, AS TRUSTEE OF ARGENT MORT-
GAGE SECURITIES, *INC. ASSET BACKED
PASS THOUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2006-W4 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERV-
ICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF APRIL 1,
2006, WITHOUT RECOURSE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RAFAEL ALVARADO, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2006CA-003306-0000-SEC 08
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 21st
day of December. 2006, and entered in Case
No. 53-2006CA-003306-0000-SEC 08, of the
Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE
BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS
TRUSTEE OF ARGENT MORTGAGE SECU-
RITIES, INC. ASSET BACKED PASS


THOUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-W4
UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF APRIL 1, 2006,
WITHOUT RECOURSE is the Plaintiff and RA-
FAEL ALVARADO; TERRANOVA HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF. POLK
COUNTY, INC.; AMY ALVARADO; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY are defendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the Jury Lounge
Second Floor, Polk County Courthouse, 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida (En-
try on Church Street), at the Polk County


Courthouse, in BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
n the 7th day of March, 2007, the following
ascribed property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 173, TERRANOVA II, AC-
CORDING. TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 119, PAGE 42,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN,THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directirg 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, yfu tre 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 22nd day of December 2006.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of The Circuit Court
By /s/ Mary Thomas
I Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Feb. 19, 26, 2007-0504
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION,
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORP., Ill,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DANIEL J. MCKINNEY A/K/A DANIEL MCKIN-
NEY, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006CA-004511 07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 2nd
day of February. 2007, and entered in Case
No. 2006CA-004511 07, of the Circuit Court of
the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein HOUSEHOLD FINANCE
CORP., III is the Plaintiff and DANIEL J.
MCKINNEY A/K/A DANIEL MCKINNEY;
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC.; CITIFINAN-
CIAL, INC.; SANDRA L. MCKINNEY A/K/A
SANDRA MCKINNEY; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN' POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are
defendants. I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the Jury Lounge Second
Floor, Polk County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida (Entry on
Church Street), at the Polk County Court-
house, in BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 9th day of March, 2007, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
LOT 103, RANCHLAND ACRES
ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 81, PAGE 32, OF
THE CURRENT PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH 2004 MERT
MOBILE HOME VIN#
FLHMBC114349897A, TITLE
NUMBERS 91832945 AND VIN#
FLHMBC114349897B, TITLE
NUMBER 91833054
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 5th day of February 2007.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of The Circuit Court *
By /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Feb. 19, 26, 2007-0513

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
FEDERAL TRUST BANK,
Plaintiff,
Vs.
ANDREW W. PRIDHAM, ET AL,
Defendant.
Case Number:
2006CA-4646
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a fi-
nal judgment entered in the above entitled
cause in the Circuit Court of Polk County, Flor-
ida, I will sell the property situate in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
CONDOMINIUM UNIT NO. 10202, BA-
HAMA BAY, A CONDOMINIUM, PHASE
10, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARA-
TION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 5169, PAGE
1306, AND ANY AMENDMENTS FILED
THERETO, PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
.COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH.
AN UNDIVIDED INTERESTS IN AND TO
THE COMMON ELEMENTS AND ANY
AND ALL APPURTENANCES THEREOF.
at public sale, to the highest and best bid-
der for cash, at the Jury Lounge, Second
Floor, Polk County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway, Polk County in Bartow, Florida,
at 9:00 A.M. on the 28th day of February.
All sales are to be held at the east end of the
Seat corridor, first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse 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 is necessary,
the Clerk will 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 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.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Courts
By /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 12, 19, 2007-0425


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
TRUSTEE FOR JPMAC 2006-WMC3 JPMOR-
GAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION,

Plaintiff,
vs.
JORGE MERCADO, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006CA-4690 SEC 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 31st
day of January, 2007, and entered in Case No.
2006CA-4690 SEC 11, of the Circuit Court of
the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION, TRUSTEE FOR JPMAC 2006-
WMC3 JPMORGAN CHASE. BANK, NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and
JORGE MERCADO; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCOR-
PORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR WMC MORT-
GAGE CORP.; GLADYS D. MERCADO A/K/A
GLADYS MERCADO; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the Jury Lounge Second Floor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida (Entry on Church Street),'
at the Polk County Courthouse, in BARTOW,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the Zth day of March,
2007, the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 25, HARDENOAK, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 66, PAGE 14, 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
SPENDENS 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.
Ilf 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 1st day of February. 2007.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of The Circuit Court
By /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Feb. 19, 26, 2007-0509


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY, AS TRUSTEE OF AMERIQUEST MORT-
GAGE SECURITIES, INC. ASSET BACKED
PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2006-X2 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERV-
ICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF AUGUST
1, 2006, WITHOUT RECOURSE,
Plaintiff
vs.
ANDRADE B. SMITH, et al.
Defendant(s)
CASE NO.:
2007-CA-000054 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ANDRADE B. SMITH, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ANDRADE B. SMITH, AND, IF A
NAMED DEFENDANT IS DECEASED, THE
SURVIVING SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THAT DEFENDANT, AND THE
SEVERAL AND RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
ASSIGNS, SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST,
TRUSTEES OR OTHER PERSONS CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
ANY CORPORATION OR OTHER LEGAL EN-
TITY 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
LAST KNOWN RESIDENCE IS:
ANDRADE B. SMITH .
2145 Edwin Street NE
Winter Haven, FL 33885
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANDRADE B.
SMITH
2145 Edwin Street NE
Winter Haven, FL 33885
PRESENT RESIDENCE IS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
POLK County, Florida:
The North 4 feet of Lot 135 and 48 feet of
Lot 136, EULA VISTA SUBDIVISION,
UNIT#2, Winterhaven, as recorded in Plat
Book 68, Page 4, of the Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
has been filed against you. You are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses with the clerk of the court and serve
a copy within thirty 30 days after the first
publication on or before March 22 2007 of.
this notice on Plaintiff's attorney, William
M. Golson & Associates, 1230 South Myr-
tle Avenue, Suite 105, Clearwater, FL
33756-3455, otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded
in the complaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 16th day of February 2007.
Clerk of the Court
by /s/Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Feb. 19, 26, 2007-0534



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE.
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY F/K/A BANKERS TRUST COMPANY
OF CALIFORNIA, N.A., AS CUSTODIAN OR
TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JONAS HENDERSON, JR., et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006CA-004208 DIV 08


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 2nd
day of February, 2007, and entered in Case
No. 53-2006CA-004208 08, of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Polk
County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK
NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY F/K/A BANK-
ERS TRUST COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA,
N.A., AS CUSTODIAN OR TRUSTEE is the
Plaintiff and JONAS HENDERSON, JR.;
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION 111;
MEADOWS PROPERTIES, INC.; DAVID L.
MARSH; SHARON DELORSE HENDERSON;


UF Researchers Learn About


The Brain From Sea Slugs


Scientists analyzing the ge-
nomics of a marine snail have
gotten an unprecedented look at
brain mechanisms, discovering
that the neural processes in even
a simple sea creature are far
from sluggish.
At any given time within just
a single brain cell of sea slug
known as Aplysia, more than
10,000 genes are active, accord-
ing to scientists writing in an
edition of the journal "Cell."
The findings suggest that' acts
of learning or the progression of
brain disorders do not take place
in isolation large clusters of
genes within an untold amount
of cells contribute to major neu-
ral events.
"For the first time we provide
a genpmic dissection of the mem-
ory-forming network," said Leo-
nid Moroz, a professor of neuro-
science and zoology at the Uni-
versity of Florida Whitney Labo-
ratory for Marine Bioscience.
"We took advantage of this pow-
erful model of neurobiology and
identified thousands of genes op-
erating within a single neuron.
Just during any simple event re-
lated to memory formation, we
expect differences in gene ex-
pression for at least 200 to 400
genes."
Researchers studied gene ex-
pression in association with spe-
cific networks controlling feeding
or defensive reflexes in the sea
slug.
To their surprise, they identi-
fied more than 100 genes similar
to those associated with all ma-
jor human neurological diseases
and more than 600 genes con-
trolling development, confirming
that molecular and genomic
events underlying key neuronal
functions were developed in
early animal ancestors and re-
mained practically unchanged
for more than 530 million years
of independent evolution in the
lineages leading to men or sea
slugs.
Moroz and his collaborators
uncovered new information that
suggest that gene loss in the evo-
lution of the nervous system is


as important as gene gain in
terms of adaptive strategies.
They believe that a common an-
cestor of animals had a complex
genome and different genes con-
trolling brain or immune func-
tions were lost independently in
different lineages of animals, in-
cluding humans.
Until now, scientists have
been largely in the dark about
how genes control the generation
of specific brain circuitry and
how genes modify that circuitry
to enable learning and memory.
For that matter, little is known
about the genes that distinguish
one neuron from the next, even
though they may function quite
differently.
Molecular analyses of Aplysia
neuronal genes are shedding
light on these elusive processes.
In 2000, senior author Dr. Eric
Kandel, of Columbia University
in New York shared the Nobel
Prize in Physiology or Medicine
for his work using Aplysia as a
model of how memories are
formed in the human brain.
Despite its simple nervous
system Aplysia has about
10,000 large neurons that can be
easily identified, compared with
about one hundred billion neu-
rons in humans the animal is
capable of learning and its brain
cells communicate in many ways
identical to human neural com-
munication.
In the new findings, scientists
identified more than 175,000
gene tags useful for understand-
ing brain functions, increasing
by more than 100 times the
amount of genomic information
available for study, according to
Moroz and 22 other researchers
from UF and Columbia Univer-
sity.
More than half of the genes
have clear counterparts in hu-
mans and can be linked to a de-
fined neuronal circuitry, includ-
ing a simple memory-forming
network.
"In the-human brain there are
a hundred billion neurons, each
expressing at least 18,000 genes,
and the level of expression of


each gene is different," said -
Moroz, who is affiliated with
UF's Evelyn F. and William L.
McKnight Brain Institute and:
the UF Genetics Institute. "Un-: -
derstanding individual genes or
proteins is important, but this is.
a sort of molecular alphabet.,
This helps us learn the molecu-
lar grammar, or a set of rules
that can control orchestrated ac-i
tivity of multiple genes in spe- -
cific neurons. If we are going to
understand memory or 'neuro-",:
logical disease at the cellular .:,,
level, we need to understand the
rules."
Scientists also analyzed 146
human genes implicated in 168 -
neurological disorders, including
Parkinson's and Alzheimer's dis- ..:
eases, and genes controlling ag-
ing and stem-cell differentiation. -
They found 104 counterpart '
genes in Aplysia, suggesting it .:-
will be a valuable tool for devel-
oping treatments for neurode-.;,
generative diseases.
"The authors have assembled ,
a tremendous amount of data on
gene transcripts associated with
neuronal signaling pathways in
Aplysia that sheds new light on
evolutionary relationships of this
very ancient and highly success-
ful marine animal," said Dr."
Dennis Steindler, executive di-""
rector of UF's McKnight Brain :..:
Institute, who did not partici- ..,
pate in the research. "A very im-
portant part of this study is the '.
discovery of novel genes not for-.'
merly associated with the mol-.-
lusk genome that include many .
associated with neurological dis- ,
orders." .I
The findings are especially
important for scientists using
mollusks in experimental sys-
tems, according to Dr. Edgar
Walters, a professor of integra-
tive biology and pharmacology at
the University of Texas Medical
School at Houston, who was not
involved in the research.
"Few animals other than
Aplysia allow scientists to relate
a molecular pathway directly to
the function of a cell, all in con-
text with an animal's behavior,"
Walters said. "In a mammal, it's
hard to identify and manipulate
a single cell and know what its
function is. With Aplysia, there
is direct access to whatever cell
you're interested in with jist a
micropipette. As a scientist who
wants to know which molecules
are present in Aplysia for experi-
mental manipulation, I am very
happy to see this paper come
out."

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Polk County Health Depart-
ment is offering information re-
garding the dangers associated
with carbon monoxide.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an
odorless, colorless gas that can
cause sudden illness or death.
Carbon monoxide poisoning is
preventable if proper safety pre-
cautions are taken.
"It is important that persons
maintain and properly adjust
fuel burning equipment," Wesley
Nall, Health Physicist of the
Polk County Health Depart-
ment. "There are simple steps
that people can take to protect
themselves and their loved ones
from carbon monoxide."
To prevent carbon monoxide
poisoning, the Polk County
Health Department recommends
the following:
Do not burn charcoal or gas
grills inside a house, garage, ve-
hicle, tent or fireplace.
Ensure that all household
fuel burning appliances (fire-
places, stoves, water heaters,
and furnaces) are properly ad-
justed and working to manufac-



JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury
Lounge Second Floor, Polk County Court-
house, 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Florida (Entry on Church Street), at the Polk
County Courthouse, in BARTOW, Florida, at
9:00 a.m. on the 7th day of March, 2007, the
following described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 6 IN BLOCK 17, OF TOWN
OF LAKE WALES, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1,
PAGE 88, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN
60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street: No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If youae 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-
7,777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 27th day of Dec.tmber,_20.0.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of The Circuit Court
By ZsLjZarylTomas
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Feb. 19, 26, 2007-0503


turers instructions and local
building codes.
Make sure exhaust from
stoves and heaters is vented to
the outside and that exhaust
systems do not leak.
Consider installing CO
alarms in your home in addition
to proper use and placement of
fuel burning appliances. The de-
tector's batteries should be
checked twice annually, at the
same time smoke detector bat-
teries are checked.
Never use a gas range or
oven to heat a home.
Do not idle a car, truck or
motorcycle inside a garage.
Never run a generator or
any gasoline-powered engine (i.e.
car, pressure washer, or lawn
mower) inside a garage, home, or
other enclosed structure, even if
the doors and windows are open.
Never run a generator or
any gasoline-powered engine (i.e.
car, pressure washer, or lawn
mower) outside an open window
or door where exhaust can vent
into the enclosed area.
For additional information
about Carbon Monoxide contact
the Polk County Health Depart-
ment Environmental Health Di-
Svision at 519-8330 or visit
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/
cofacts.asp.


Health Department

Warns Of CO Poisoning


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Call 533-6651.

NEW BUSINESS opening soon. Needed
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PART-TIME BARN help needed. 8 a.m.-
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PART/TIME MEDICAL assistant and
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533-4183.
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breeze ways, etc. Apply in person. 1410
Wilson, 10:00-2:00. Drug Free Work-
place. EEOC.


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

LARGE TROUT STREAM 17 ACRES- $199,900-
STATE ROAD FRONTAGE A very RARE land offering
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financing available. Call now, new to market. (877)777-
4837.

Mid Winter Sale! GolfHomesites Just $89,900. MAKE
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NEW PRICE! 10+ AC- $299,000! UPSCALE Equestrian
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Owner Says Sell! 36+ AC- $197,000 50% BELOW
Recent Cert. Appraisal Nicely wooded acreage in private,
secluded setting. Mature oaks & pines, abundant wildlife,
gated community. Registered survey, power & phone.
Excellent financing. Must see! Call owner now (866)352-
2249 x. 1179.

RARE! NATIONAL FOREST FRONTAGE & TRO-
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VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS Log cabin shell on 2 private
acres near very wide trout stream in the Galax area and New
River State Park, $139,500 owner (866)789-8535.

WATERFRONT BARGAINS! 1 TO 7 acre waterfronts,
in Alabama from $49,900- Boat to Gulf of Mexico!
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hunting. Nextto stateparks. County road frontage, utilities,
county water. Excellent financing. Must see. Call now
(800)564-5092 X 527.

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APARTMENT
FOR RENT



ASHLEY GLEN APARTMENTS

IS NOW LEASING

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


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Housing Authority of Bartow will be
accepting applications for 2 & 3 bedroom
apartments beginning on Monday, Feb-
ruary 26, 2007.
Applications will be accepted Monday-
Friday between the hours of 10:00 a.m.
and 2:00 p.m. until 75 applications are
received for each bedroom size as speci-
fied.
Please bring Birth Certificates & Social
Security cards for each household mem-
ber, proof of all income & picture ID for
all adult household members.
Incomplete applications will not be ac-
cepted, all information must be provided
when application is turned in.
UNFURNISHED 1 bedroom apartment,
air conditioning, large kitchen. Conners-
ville area. Deposit $500, $140 weekly
utilities included. 533-3237.

FOR SALE


2 Air boat Hull's with metal works $150.
00 OBO. Call 533-8019.

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.
FOR SALE-ANTIQUE mahogany chair-
table with small storage area. Expands
to 36 inches. Good condition. $150.00.
533-1732.


FOR SALE-ANTIQUE oak gate-leg table
with two drawers. Expands to 60 inches.
Excellent condition. $350. 533-1732.
SCRAP BOOKING former Creative
Memories consultant needs to clean out
large inventory. All products 50% off.
Please call 533-7448.

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




Public


Notices

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CHITRAM SEWNARINE,
Plaintiff,
vs
GEORGE W. CARNLEY and PATRI-
CIA ANN CARNELY, JOHN DOE and
MARY DOE, AS UNKNOWN TENANT
IN POSSESSION,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2007CA-00139-0000-WH
SECTION NUMBER: 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:GEORGE W. CARNLEY
124 HAWK SPRINGS DRIVE
MCCLOUD, OKLAHOMA 74851
PATRICIA ANN CARNLEY
124 HAWK SPRINGS DRIVE
MCCLOUD, OKLAHOMA 74851
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., Winter Haven, FL 33880,
on or before the 28th day of March. 2006.
and file the original with the Clerk of this Court,
either before service on Plaintiff's attorney, or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief demanded
in the Petition.
The Plaintiff is seeking to quiet title on real
property described as follows:.
The West 108 feet of the East 642 feet of
the South 165 feet of the North 1/2 of the
SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Sec-
tion 23, Township 28 South, Range 27 East,
Polk County, Florida, LESS AND EXCEPT
the North 25 feet for public road, also
known as Lots 15A, .16A, and 17A of Hill-
side Acres.
If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate In this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact the Office of the
Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within
two (2) working days of your receipt of this
notice; If you are hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay
Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 14th day of February.200Z.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ Betty Norrell
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Feb. 19, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 2007-0529


2 BEDROOM, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, CHA.
Northside Apartments, 719 Wanamaker
Avenue, Fort Meade. Contact Sheila
863-375-9988 or 863-285-7203.

2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, central heat and
air. Please call 863-285-7409 for more
information.

COUNTRY LIVING, single story apart-
ment available. Studio $455, 1 bedroom
$520. Hurry-only a few left. Call 863-
534-3243. Bearcreek Apartments.
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 RENT
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 NO PETS. $825 plus deposit.
Call Owner (863)644-0756.


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.


SOUTH LAKELAND, 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 in-
side and out, fenced yard.. NO PETS.
S$995 plus deposit. Call Owner 863-644-
0756..

HOUSE
FOR SALE
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 comer 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.
TOP NOTCH REALTY
Website www.topnotchrealty.org

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.

MOBILE HOME
FOR SALE
1993 14 x 66 Fleetwood Mobile Home, 2
bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, CHA, $11,500.
533-7444 or 386-760-6300. Must move
from lot.

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 & Ilnve:t-
ment. 863-533-0888.

VEHICLE
FOR SALE
1996 CHEVROLET Blazer. Nice rims
and new tires $3500 OBO. 863-440-
1135.

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

1992 MERCURY Marquis LS. Four door,
looks good and runs good, $1000. Call
712-2010 day, 537-1844 after 6.

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


HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Garry R. Swindal
02/20/58-06/11/05


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The Polk County Democrat February 19, 2007


Sports News


Lady Jackets Fall to Lady Eagles,

Prepare For Auburndale Bloodhounds


' Home of Jemalle Cornelius of the Florida Gators200 Nationa amiS1


By MARK KING
Sports Correspondent

For the Bartow High School
Lady Jackets' softball team, the
2007 season is all about' the
'Threes."
In three games this season,
the Bugs are 1 and 2 for a 0.333
winning percentage, the slowest
start to a softball season in mod-
ern BHS history.
In the two games lost, both at
their home field, Bartow has
been defeated by the total score
of 3 to 0.
That's right, folks the Lady
Jackets have yet to score a run
at home this season, much less
win a game for the home crowd.
And the threes continue.
In the last game played at
The Hive against the South Lake
Lady Eagles on Thursday night,
BHS had only three hits.
They came Qff the bats of
Gwen Jones, Brittany Rowlette,
and Kennah Orr.
Unfortunately, they all came
in three different innings, so no
damage was done to the Lady
Eagles.
The Lady Jackets committed
three Bug boo-boos in the game.
You know, this three thing is
getting scary.
Did I mention that "Spider-
Man 3" premieres on my 33rd
wedding anniversary? Well,
never mind.
Shaina Dent was the winning
pitcher for the Eagles, fanning a
dozen Yellow Jackets. For Bar-
tow, Candace Howell was the
losing pitcher, giving up four
base hits while striking out five
Birdies.
The Lady Bugs had their
chances, but were unable to


Fifteen members of the Lake-
land YMCA Flamingo Synchro-&
nized Swim Team brought home
plenty of high-placing ribbons af-
ter successfully competing dur-
ing the 2007 Florida Association
"Sync in the Swamp" Winter In-
vitational on Feb. 10-11.
Sync in the Swamp is held at
the University of Florida Aquatic
Center pool in the O'Connell
Center on the UF campus.
Flamingo swimmers Taylor
Freeman, Bethany Ferguson,
Meghan Glynn, Paige Gorrell,
Anneliese Jones, Abby Noonan,
Mallory MacDougall, Ciana
Miller, Alexis Richards, Aliana
Stitzel, Gretchen Spindler, Cor-
inne Townsend, Brianna Whit-
man, Kayleigh Whitman, all of
Lakeland, and Kendall Payne of
Winter Haven, enjoyed top fin-
ishes in their respective age
groups, intermediate, and novice
division events.
More than 140 athletes from
Tallahassee, Lakeland, Gaines-
ville, Flagler County, Orlando,
Largo, Tampa, Sarasota and
West Palm Beach competed in
the two-day meet.
Flamingo athletes received
the following awards in the year-
round age group division events
- Richards, fifth, 11-12 solo;
Freeman and Richards, third,
11-12 duet; Noonan and Kay-
leigh Whitman, third, 13-15
duet; Miller and Brianna Whit-
man, sixth, 13-15 duet; Spindler
and Stitzel, eighth, 13-15 duet;
Miller, Townsend and B.
Whitman, fourth, 13-15 trio; and
Noonan, Miller, Spindler, Stitzel,
Townsend, B. Whitman and K.
Whitman, third, 13-15 team.
Finalists in the compulsory
figures event were: Richards,
sixth, 11-12 age group; Noonan,
fifth and K. Whitman, seventh,
13-15 age group.
Flamingo swimmers placing
in finals in the intermediate di-
vision were: Glynn and Gorrell,
second, 13-15 duet; Ferguson
and Jones, seventh, 13-15 duet;
and Glynn, Freeman, Ferguson,
Gorrell and Jones, third, 13-15
team. Figure finalists were:
Glynn, fifth and Jones, seventh,
13-15 figures.
Flamingo swimmers placing
in the novice division were: Mac-
Dougall, second, 9-10 solo;
Payne, second, 11-12 solo; and
MacDougall and Payne, second,
11-12 duet. MacDougall also
placed third in 9-10 compulsory
figures.

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read the Democrat or Leader.


draw any blood. In the first in-
ning, Jones led off for the Jack-
ets with a one-bagger.
After stealing second base,
Jones was sacrificed over to
third base on a bunt from Ra-
chael Giddens.
Diana Thompson hit into a
fielder's choice that put two
Bugs on the bags. But Danielle
Mills hit the ball back to the Ea-
gles' pitcher who gunned down
Jones at the plate. The inning
ended still knotted at nada.
Then in the Lady Jacket half
of the fifth inning with one out,
Orr spanked a base hit past the
shortstop. She was sacrificed
over to second on a bunt by Tif-
fany Rowlette.
Jones reached first for the sec-
ond time, this time with a walk,
to give Bartow two runners on
the bags once more.
But an outstanding play by
the Eagles' defense shut down
the Jackets' threat. Rachael Gid-
dens popped a ball to shallow
left field that drew in both the
left fielder and the right fielder
and sent shortstop Amber Peder-
son scampering backwards.
All three (there's that number
again) met in the spot where the
ball almost hit the grass but
instead, it landed in the glove of
Pederson to retire the Jackets. It
was, without a doubt, the play of
the game.
With the Jackets on the ropes
and gasping for breath, the Ea-
gles went for the knockout
punch.
In the top of the sixth, Peder-
son led off for South Lake with a
base hit and stole second base.
Then, following two Eagle outs,
Jessica Anderson lined a shot
over the glove of the Jackets'


YMCA Synchro Indian Lakes Estates Hosts
Swimmers Do Memorial Golf Tourney
Well in Swamp Indian Lake Estates Golf and First place wins $400, second
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Country Club w uill host the
Jimmy Cordello Memorial Golf
Tournament at 10 a.m. on March
10.
The tournament will be
played in best ball scramble for-
mat separated into men's and
women's flights. It is open to the
public.
Cost is $50 per person, which
includes a golf cart. Indian
Lakes Estates members pay $30.
Players must build their own
team of four.


shortstop to score Pederson.
After Bartow went down qui-
etly in the bottom of the sixth,
the Eagles scored an unneces-
sary insurance run when Haley
Padgett lined a drive over the
centerfield fence in the top of the
seventh.
If you have ever seen Clark
Kent throw the baseball in "Su-
perman Returns," you get the
idea of what that homer looked
like. ,
In the bottom of the seventh,
Bartow was mowed down with
three strikeouts and the game
was history, although not the
type of history Coach Glenn Ru-
tenbar wanted from his team.
"We're a young team," Ruten-
bar said. "We have a lot of girls
who haven't been starters on the
Bartow field before."
. Given Bartow's recent domi-
nance in the state, this inexperi-
ence must have other teams lick-
ing their chops.
Like the Auburndale Blood-
hounds, for instance.
Auburndale was the only
team to swat down the high-fly-
ing Jackets last year, and to-
night the Jackets travel to the
Hound Pound to try to leash the
Mongrels in a make-up game
from last week.
Game time is 7 p.m. for the
varsity and 5 p.m. for the JV
team, who defeated their coun-
terparts from South Lake 7 to 5
Thursday night.
On Tuesday, the Ladies host
the Red Devils from Kathleen
High School. Then on Thursday
the Lake Wales Highlanders
come marching into town to try
to add to the Lady Jackets' woes.
Both games start at 7:30 p.m.,
with the JV starting at 5:30 p.m.


place wins o$300u, third place wins
$2010, and fourth place wins
$100.
A putting and chipping con-
test will also be held, and other
prizes will be available.
Barbecue dinner is included
in the ticket price; non-playing
guests may eat for $5.
Reservations are preferred.
All proceeds will benefit the golf
course.
For more information or to re-
serve a spot, call 692-1514.


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THIS PROUD BANNER hangs above U.S.
Highway 17 North in Fort Meade to commemo-


rate Jemalle Cornelius's achievements. (Staff
photo by Priscilla Perry)


Fort Meade Welcomes Florida

Gator Jemalle Cornelius Home


By PRISCILLA PERRY
Staff Writer

The Florida Gators went into
the 2006 NCAA playoff repre-
senting the Southeast Confer-
ence as the underdog against
Ohio State's threatening Buck-
eyes.
When the final score flashed
on the board, the Gators had
won the National Championship
41 to 14. The score reflected the
old adage: "You can't keep a good
man down."
While the team may have not
been expected to win by those
who did not know them, those of
us who knew one young man on
the team saw the possibility.
Throughout the years leading
up to the Gators taking this


prestigious award, one name
was heard over the loud speaker
time and time again, one name
rang familiar especially to the
Fort Meade fans who sat in the
bleachers or by the TV or radio:
Jemalle Cornelius.
Now his hometown wants to
let the world know how proud
they are of him. A banner is
stretched across Highway 17
North: "Home of Jemalle Corne-
lius of the -2006 Florida Gators
National Champs!" It says it all.
Cornelius, a 2002 graduate of
Fort Meade Middle Senior High
School, worked his way through
the ranks of Fort Meade's ath-
letic community and school pro-
grams. And it seems to have
paid off.
The Fergie Ferguson Award


was given to Cornelius at the an-
nual Florida Football Award
banquet this month. This award
is presented to the senior player
who displays outstanding leader-
ship, character, and courage. He
also received the Captain Award
for serving as team captain for
the entire season.
Throughout the Gators' sea-
son, Head Coach Urban Meyer
referred to Cornelius as the voice
of the team.
The greatest complement a
parent can receive is the honor-
able example their children pre-
sent before the world. Pastor P.
C. and Frenchie Cornelius share
with the residents of Fort Meade
and the collegiate sports world
the respect Jemalle has earned
in all of his endeavors.


Thunderbolts Fall in Season Opener


By BRANDON SPECK
Sports Correspondent

In Mississippi's season
opener, the offense propelled a
54-34 win.
Last week the defense shined,
forcing Montgomery into six
turnovers in a 57-27 victory.
Saturday night at Bancorp
South Arena, it was a combina-
tion of the two leading the Mud-
cats to 3-0. with a 46-36 win
against the Lakeland Thunder-
bolts (0-1) on Unicel Field.
For the third straight week, it
was the visitor striking first.
This week Lakeland quarterback
Aso Pogi took advantage of a
long opening kick return for a
sneak and a 6-0 lead.
"Coach (Teddy) Keaton had
his team ready to go," Missis-
sippi Head Coach Brian Brents
said. "It caught us off guard a lit-
tle on the kickoff return."
The Mudcats answered
quickly though, as quarterback
Tommy Jones found Josh Smith
for a 40-yard touchdown pass 65
seconds later to knot things at
six apiece.
"Our focus all week long was
to come out ready to go," Brents
said. "We definitely did that to-
night."
Jones' six touchdown passes,
four to Smith and two to Darryl
Carter, paced the Mudcat of-
fense. Pogi, though, was able to
throw four of his own, the fourth
one a four-yard pass to A.J. Ben-
nett to cut the Mississippi lead
to 32-30.
Pogi's two-point rushing at-
tempt failed, putting the hosts in
position to put it away.
Pogi finished with 162 yards


on 22-of-33 passes, four touch-
downs and three picks. Bennett
and Octavius Day caught two
touchdowns each.
"I saw some good things,"
Keaton said. "I've still got some
things we've got to wcrk on."
Smith, who finished with five
catches for 51 yards, caught his
fourth score with 10 minutes and
35 seconds to play, a three-yard
catch for a 39-30 lead after John
Michael Marlin's kick. The for-
mer Boise State Bronco has 10
on the young season.
The defense sealed it less
than four minutes later when
Naton Stewart stripped the foot-
ball, picked it up and headed for
the end zone. His flip to Joe
Clark to finish the-22-yard run
finished Mississippi's scoring.
"Who said big guys can't
score?" Clark said. "I think if it
showed anything, it showed a lot
of unselfishness. It's not me who
made the touchdown.


O


"The big thing is Naton was
aware enough that I was there
and he pitched the ball. If he
wouldn't have done that, we
might not have scored the touch-
down right there and there's no
telling how the game would've
went."
Jones threw for 202 yards on
18-of-27 passing with six scores
and two interceptions.
"We beat a very good football
team tonight," said Brents,
Lakeland's offensive coordinator
last season. "I don't think there's
another two teams in this league
that can play with us two."
"I've got a lot of new players
and a new system," Keaton said.
"I lost a lot of guys last year to
Arena One, so I've got to replace
those guys and keep going."
The 'Bolts' take the field for
the 2007 home opener Sunday at
5 p.m. against Florence.


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puts on ADVERTISED clothes,

drinks a cup of ADVERTISED coffee,

drives to work in an ADVERTISED car

and then...

refuses to ADVERTISE, believing that it doesn't pay.
.Later, if business is poor,

the person ADVERTISES it for sale.

WHY IS IT?
Advertise your product or service in
The Polk County Democrat, The Polk County Times, or our website
www.polkcountydenmocrat. comn
Call 533-4183 for advertising opportunities.


February 19, 2007


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By BETTY DEBNAM
from The Mini Page by Betty Debxiam 2005 The MiP Page Putlitng Coip; y in
Supplement to The Polk County Democrat And The Fort Meade Leader




How Businesses Work


Would you like to be an
entrepreneur (on-trah-pren-oo-er)? An
entrepreneur is a person who starts
and operates a business.
Some educators think kids should
begin to learn business skills at an
early age.
Someday, you might be running a
business yourself, or you will probably
work for one.
To find out about business, The
Mini Page talked with an expert from
one of the leading business schools in
the country.
Here's some of what we learned.
What is a business?
A business is an organization or
group that offers goods and services to
customers for money.
Goods are objects that you s y
can see, such as baseballs
and dolls.
Services are not objects,
but rather things that you might
S do for another
person who needs
the results.
For example, your
teacher offers a
service of educating
you.


What good do businesses
do?
S They create jobs
for people so they can
(I take care of their
families. zoN


They provide goods
and services that people
need or want.


They pay taxes, or
money, to governments so
that communities can
have public services
such as schools, police
forces and roads.
What are two types of
businesses?
For-profit businesses return
money to their owners, people who
have invested in the business. These
businesses pay taxes.
Non-profit businesses offer
services for the good of the public.
These include schools, religious
institutions and charities.
They often accept contributions.
They also pay fewer taxes.


Talking business
Words you should know:


I WILL MAKE
MONTHLY
PAYMENTS.


r
$100
+ 5% INTEREST
= $105.00



BUSINESSES-
LIKE TO MAKE
PROFITS.


C TOTAL
REVENUES
FOR MARCH:
L $500


(TOTAL REVENUES:
$500
LESS EXPENSES
-$100
NET INCOME: $400


Loan: borrowed
money that is to
be repaid on a
fixed schedule
with interest.

Interest: the
amount charged
for borrowing
money. -

Profit: what
results when more
money comes in
than goes out.

Gross income:
money made
before expenses
and taxes are
taken out.

Net income:
money remaining
after all of the
expenses and
taxes are taken
out.


The Mini Page thanks Lawrence Gelburd, a
lecturer at the Wharton School of the
University of Pennsylvania, for help with
this issue.














Why businesses go
out of business

GOING OUT OF
BUSINESS

Starting your own business can be
rewarding, but it can also be a
disappointment.
Sixty percent to 80 percent of
start-ups go out of business within
the first three years.
One reason is that the businesses
run out of money.
Another reason is that they do not
have enough "know-how" to keep the
businesses running.
New-business owners might act
before they think, or not think and
then act.
What do successful
businesses do?
When they have profits,
businesses might:
buy new equipment for the
company.
give the profits back to the
investors. This money is called a
dividend.
open new stores or businesses
much like the successful one.
open an entirely new business,
using profits from the old one.


from The Mini Page by Betty DO nem 0 2007 The Min Page Publishing Compny Inc.


Going out for business!


The founders of
Google


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Larry Page Sergey Brin
Do you use the search engine
Google when you are trying to find
information?
Google, now the most popular
search engine in the world, was
founded just nine years ago.
The founders of the company are
Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Both
are only 33. They met after college
when they were studying at
Stanford University in California.
Larry Page is the son of a computer
science professor. Larry became
interested in computers at the age of 6.
Sergey Brin was born in Moscow.
His family immigrated to this
country.
The co-founders borrowed $1
million from their families to start
their business.


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Mini Spy...
Mini Spy is having a business meeting. See if you can find:
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The founder of
Microsoft
Bill Gates is
married and has
three children.
His wife's name
is Melinda. They
live in Seattle,
Wash.


At the age of 51, Bill Gates is one
of the richest men in the world.
He grew up in Seattle, Wash.,
where his father was an attorney.
Bill started programming computers
at the age of 13.
Bill Gates attended college at
Harvard but left there in his junior
year. He wanted to give more time to
a company he had started in 1975,
Microsoft. His company develops
software that enables people to
use computers at home and at
the office.
He and his wife have founded a
charitable organization that has
given millions of dollars to worthy
causes. The Bill and Melinda Gates -
Foundation works to improve health
and education around the world.


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BUSINESS FIND


Words that remind us of business are hidden in the block below.
Some words are hidden backward or diagonally, and some letters
are used twice. See if you can find: ADVERTISING, TAX,
BUSINESS, WORK, BANKER, NET, COMMUNICATE, RADIO,
GOODS, SERVICES, DEBT, TELEVISION, GROSS, MAIL, SELL,
NEWSPAPERS, PROFIT, INVEST, PLAN, MARKET, MONEY.
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from The Mini Page by Betty Debnam 2007 The Mini Page Publishing Company Inc.
The aMini Standards Spotlight:
Business For Kids
Disibuted by Uersal Pres Syndcate
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each
week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page's content and offer
activities that will help your students reach them.
This week's standards:
* Markets exist when buyers and sellers interact. (Markets, Price and Quantity Determination)
* Money makes it easier to trade, borrow, save, invest and compare the value of goods and services.
(Role of Money)
Entrepreneurs are people who take the risks of organizing productive resources to make goods and
services. (Profit and the Entrepreneur)
Activities:
1. Think about "goods" (objects you can see and touch) you would like to buy. Write the word "Goods
for Me" on a piece of poster paper. Now look at newspaper ads and cut out pictures of the goods you
would like to own. Paste them on your poster. Put a star next to the three things you want the most.
2. Find a newspaper ad for goods or services that would appeal to (a) your best friend, (b) an
entertainer, (c) an athlete, and (d) an explorer. Explain your choices.
3. Look for a news story about a local business. Write the name of the business at the top of a piece of
paper. Under the name, write the following information: what the business sells; who buys the
goods/service the business provides; why the business is important to your community.
4. Interview six family members or friends. Ask them to name goods or services they need. Ask them
to explain why those goods or services are important to them.
5. Select one of the goods or services that was identified in your interview. Pretend you are going to
go into business and provide that good or service. Write a paragraph describing how you would go
about setting up your business. Include answers to these questions in your paragraph: Where could
you go to get money for your business? What people might be interested in the good/service? What
materials must you have to set up your business? Develop a slogan for your business. Design a
newspaper ad for your business. List three specific things you will do to make sure people know
about what you provide.
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)


Rooe Rookie Cookie's Recipe

SChoco-Nutty Pie
You'll need:
* 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
* 1 cup sugar
* 3 eggs, beaten slightly
S1/2 cup flour
S1 (6-ounce) package chocolate chips
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 1 cup chopped nuts (your choice)
* 1 unbaked pastry pie shell
What to do:
1. Combine the first four ingredients and mix until well blended.
2. Stir in chocolate chips, vanilla and nuts.
3. Pour into unbaked pie shell and bake at 350 degrees for 45 to
50 minutes. .
4. Let cool before cutting.
You will need an adult's help with this recipe.
from The Mini Page by Betty Debnanm 2007 The Mini Page Plisfng Company Inc.



Meet Ren6e Zellweger
Ren6e Zellweger plays Beatrix
Potter, the author of "The Tale of Peter
Rabbit," in the movie "Miss Potter."
Zellweger, 37, has starredin many
movies. She was the voice of Angie in
"Shark Tale."
She and her older brother, Andrew,
grew up in Katy, Txas. When she was
S9, her family built their own house, and
her father taught her how to do some of
the work. In high school she was a
cheerleader, competed in gymnastics and was in the drama
club. In college, she majored in English.
After college, she acted in commercials and began getting
parts in movies.
She has worked to raise money for the prevention of HIV
and for tsunami relief efforts.
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from The Min Page by Betty Debna 2007 The Mii Page Pulishing Company Inc.

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TM MIGHTY
C FUNNY'S


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

Rudy: What did the buffalo say when the
sky turned cloudy?
^^ Rachel: "Bi-sun!" .


Ricky: What event do buffaloes recognize
every 200 years?
Ramona: The bison-tennial!


Rex: What is the opposite of a buffalo?
Rochelle: A buffahigh!






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