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The Polk County Democrat
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THe Poll

Democrat Vol. 76, No. 51
Two Section, 30 Pages
www.polkcountydemocrat.com
Copyright 2007 Sun Coast Media Group., Inc


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Polk Senior

Games Start

Saturday


Page 13A


Bartow's Second Bank Robbery



Foiled Again: Bank Robbers Nabbed by Police


A MID-FLORIDA Credit Union security officer stands guard in front of the bank after a robbery there
Tuesday morning. The suspect in the robbery, Glen Forsgren, and his driver, Willie J. Williams, were
arrested in Gordon Heights just minutes after the crime. Staffphoto by Brett Lowe


Polk Approves Funding For

16 Parks And Art Projects


Residents will soon have
newer, nicer places to play and
relax.
Sixteen recreation and arts
projects were approved through
Polk County's municipal service
taxing unit (MSTU) community
investment awards.
The awards offer community
organizations, neighborhoods and
other local groups the opportuni-
ty to compete for grant funds for
local recreation or arts projects.
The grants, funded by the parks
MSTU approved in 2005, offer a
50 percent payment for capital
improvement projects.
The other 50 percent may come
from in-kind labor, "sweat-equity"
or services or another funding
source, but must be in place
before projects are approved.
Projects are limited to capital
improvements, and the group


seeking the grant funds is respon-
sible f6r all maintenance costs
associated with the improve-
ments.
More than 25 projects sought
grant funds, but only 16 were rec:-
ommended for funding by the
MSTU committee to the Polk
County Commission.
Approved projects include:
New fields at 555 girl's soft-
ball field in Bartow, $100,000.
Restrooms and playgrounds
at Heritage and Fazzini Parks in
Fort Meade, $43,525.
Play equipment at 8 Acre
Park in Haines City, $100,000.
An aquatic facility at Lake
Eva Park in Haines City,
$100,000.
Three picnic pavilions at
Spence Park in Mulberry,
$37,000.
Pavilions, backstop


upgrades, turf and lighting
upgrades and new parking in
Winter Haven, $100,000.
Lights for the Lake Myrtle
Park soccer field in Auburndale.
$100,000.
A playground in Lake Wales,
$100,000.
A community weather pavil-
ion requested by Lakeland
Highlands Babe Ruth Baseball,
$18,875.
Handicap-accessible rest-
rooms for the Kathleen Area
Historical Society, $26,500.
An athletic court cover for
Resurrection Catholic School,
$99,000.
Community lighting near
Railroad Park in Eagle Lake,
$25,151.70.

(See Page 12A Col. 1)


By JENNIFER STARLING
Staff Writer
Mid-Florida Credit Union in
Bartow was the victim of a rob-
bery this week: for the second
time in little more than two
years.
The robbery occurred around
10:10 Tuesday morning when a
man entered the bank and passed
a teller, a withdrawal slip
demanding money, Bartow Police
Detective Sgt. David Wyant said.
The man then fled the scene
with another man, taking an
undetermined amount of curren-
cy.
Bartow Police Officer Carl
Smith arrived at the scene and
quickly obtained information on
the suspects and the vehicle from
witnesses, Wyant said.
Less than 10 minutes later,
Detective Greg Rhoden and
Wyant found the vehicle on
Second Avenue in Gordon
Heights, and conducted a "felony
take down," arresting 42-year-old
Glen Forsgren and his driver, 57-
year-old Willie J. Williams, "with-
out incident."
Following his arrest, Forsgren
admitted to committing the rob-


bery, saying he was "down on his
luck."
Williams, found in possession
of $1,020 in $20 bills, initially
said the money belonged to him,
but later admitted Forsgren gave
him the money, Wyant said. He
also admitted to being the driver
and the owner of the vehicle used
in the robbery.
Forsgren was arrested and
charged with robbery. He is being
held in Polk County jail, under
$30,000 bond. Williams was
arrested and charged with acces-
sory to robbery. His bail amount
was unknown at presstime.
This marks the bank's second
robbery, and the second in Bartow
history.
In January 2005, then 39-year-
old Wesley Caruthers entered the
credit union and passed a teller a
note demanding money and say-
ing he had a gun.
Caruthers, who had used a
taxi cab to get to and from the
bank, was found later that night
at a Lakeland motel, and was
shot and injured after a stand-off
with police.
He is now doing time in a
Florida prison, due to be released
in 2035.


Commission Expands CRA


Boundaries To East Bartow


Bartow's Community
Redevelopment Agency bound-
aries were expanded by the city
commission Monday night to
take in 183 acres of homes in the
East Bartow community.
The expansion brings 499 sin-
gle-family homes and duplexes
and Gibbons Street Elementary
School into the CRA district. It
excludes the Bartow Golf Course,
the Green Tree residential devel-
opment, Carver Recreation
Center, and the county and state
buildings in the area.
James Duane, executive direc-
tor of the CRA, said County Mgr..
Mike Herr reported that the
county commission has no objec-
tion to the expanded boundaries.
Expansion of the CRA into
East Bartow has been proposed
for several years. Increased tax
revenue within the district is
used by the CRA for improve-
ments within its boundaries.


The previous CRA boundaries
included downtown Bartow, West
Bartow, and most commercial
property on the north side of
town and on U.S. Highway 17.
At a public hearing on the
expansion, Artis Williams told
the commission that the move
would enhance community
improvement efforts in East
Bartow.
Commissioner Leo Longworth
announced that he owns property
within the new boundaries, but
that City Atty. George Dunlap
told him that does not constitute
a conflict of interest.
The commission also:
Noted City Mgr. Joseph J.
DeLegge's announcement that
the city is advertising for bids on
the long-awaited extension of
North Wilson Avenue to create a.
secondary entrance to Bartow
Regional Medical Center.
Heard commission candi-


date Gerald Cochran say he is
running for office again because
he doesn't think any commission-
er should be elected without.
opposition; complain about a
commission rule limiting people
speaking at public hearings to
five minutes; charge that city
employees go to work at 6:30 in
the morning in the rain and then
don't start working; and report
that the city is not using its new
one-man garbage trucks to collect
garbage from roll-out carts.
Designated Commissioners
James F. Clements, Brian Hinton
and Pat Huff to recommend one
appointment each to the Historic
Architecture Review Board, and
Longworth to recommend two
appointments to the Bartow
Housing Authority.
*Reappointed Susan Brewer
andf Bo Raulerson to the zoning

(See Page 12A Col 1)


New Bartow Municipal Airport Terminal Opens


Bartow Municipal Airport's
new terminal is open for busi-
ness, and a formal grand opening
will be held on April 26.
The airport staff moved into
the building on Jan. 31, about
seven weeks behind schedule,
and the airport authority held its
first meeting there on Feb. 12.
The contract for the new ter-
minal, including additional taxi-'
way area that allows pilots to
park their aircraft almost at the
front door, was $7.1 million. Of
that amount, the cost of the build-
ing was about $5 million.
The building has a museum
room plus a number of display
cases in the lobby to display
mementos from the airport's
early days as a military pilot
training facility. Ground was bro-
ken in December, 1941. The base
was: operated by the Army Air
Corps during World War II, and
by contract flying schools after
the war.
After it was closed as a mili-
tary facility nearly 50 years ago
in a Pentagon economy move, it
became a general aviation air-
port.
In addition to the museum, the
terminal has airport offices, a
restaurant and lounge, facilities
for: the fixed base operation
(which operates flight-related
activities), offices for instructor
pilots, and two conference rooms.
The building is two stories
high, but most of the building has


high ceilings towering over. the
ground floor. A second story
equipment room and storeroom
are located over the center of the
building.
Murals painted on walls at the
second floor level of the lobby
greet visitors. Aircraft are paint-
ed on three of the four walls, and
the insignia of Bartow Air Base
on the fourth.
The three panels of aircraft
depict the trainers that were used
in World War II flight training at
Bartow Army Airfield (the origi-
nal name of the airport), fighting
aircraft used in World War II, and
trainers used after the war when
the facility became Bartow Air
Base.
The'restaurant and lounge, to
be called Bartow Flight Line
Grill, will open after the final reg-
ulatory inspection, Airport Mgr.
Cynthia Barrow said.
It will be operated by Chris
and Susie Scott, who operate
Kathy's Too, a much smaller
restaurant at the airport.
Commissioners hope that the
restaurant will become a destina-
tion for Polk County diners, as
well as a convenience for pilots
and passengers.
The formal opening on April 26
will begin with orange juice, cof-
fee and pastries at 9 a.m., a fly-in
of vintage aircraft at 9:30, and a
dedication and ribbon-cutting at
10. Tours will be conducted until
2 p.m.


BARTOW MUNICIPAL AIRPORT moved into its new terminal mal grand opening will be held on April 26. The building cost $5 mil-
building on Jan. 31. This aerial photo shows two corporate jets which lion. With expansion of the taxiway, the total cost of the project was
taxied almost to .the entrance of the airport and its restaurant. A for- $7.1 million. (Photo courtesy Bartow Municipal Airport)


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Inside
Community Life Page 2A
Editorial Page 4A
Obituaries Page 5A


Schools & Education Pages 7A, 8A
Business & Finance Pages 10A, 11A
Sports Pages 12A, 13A


Contact Us
Polk County Democrat 533-4183, Fax 533-0402
P.O. Box 120, Bartow, FL 33831
E-mail: polkdemo@aol.com (news), polkdemoads@aol.com (ads)


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2A The Polk County Democrat February 22, 2007


DeNEVE FOR A CURE Relay for Life team
gathers some of the items for their yard sale fund-
raiser on Saturday. On hand for the team were
(from left): Amber Locke, Brandon Pickard, Mi-


V,


chael Brooks, Morgan Pickard, Heath Petersen,
Patty Martinez, Alec Monies, Nicole McConnell,
Nikki DeNeve, and Brett Lowe. (Photo by
Theresa Pickard)


DeNeve For A Cure Hosts Yard Sale Saturday


Relay for Life team DeNeve
for a Cure will hold a yard sale
this Saturday from 8 a.m. to
noon at 705 Forrest Dr. in Rich-
land Manor.
The yard sale will feature







Concert
Sunday
At Main
Street Baptist
Main Street.Baptist Church
in Bartow will host the Lakeland
Christian School ensemble in
concert Sunday, Feb. 25, begin-
ning at 6:30 p.m.
The church is located at 1140
East Main Street.
For further information, call
the church at 533-8990.


items from more than a dozen
different households. Proceeds
will go toward the American
Cancer Society.
The sale is being held at the
former home of Joe and Betty


DeNeve, who died of cancer. The
Relay team is dedicated to their
memory.
The home is currently owned
by their granddaughter, Nikki
DeNeve.


Explorations V Children's
Museum has set a variety of
events for March.
The museum will host Fun
Friday art sessions from 10:30
a.m. until noon on each Friday
in March.
Fun Friday focuses on creativ-
ity and includes art activities for
children of all ages.
Scheduled sessions are:
March 2 Polka Dot Pic-
tures
March 9 Collage Name
Plates
March 16 Irish Teddy
Bear
March 23 Wind Socks
March 30 Rock Art
Magical Monday, a preschool
story and activity time, is held
Monday at 10:30 a.m.
Scheduled sessions are:
March 5 Counting Book
March 12 Pebble Pets
March 19 Spring Bracelets
March 26 Story time with
Bertie Newbern
Terrific Tuesday, an activity
time that focuses on school
readiness skills, begins at 10:30
a.m.
Activities are:
March 6 Animal Babies


Praise Dance News From Fort Meade's


Saturday at
Carver Rec.
Prophetic dancer Sheila Wil-
liams of Without Walls Central
and Evangelist Joan Harris,
overseer of Faith and Deliver-
ance. Outreach Ministry, will
hold their second "Praise Dance
Extravaganza" Saturday, Feb.
24.
The event begins at 4 p.m.,
and will be held at Carver Rec-
reation Center, 520 South Idle-.-
wood Avenue, Bartow.
The program will include
praise dancers from throughout
Polk County.

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


Hammock Lake Estates


By BRENDA COBB
Community Correspondent
We are all staying very busy
here at Hammock Lake Estates.
In addition to the usual shuf-
fleboard, Bingo, crafts and other
activities, on Tuesday, Feb. 13,
we had our All-States Celebra-
tion. We had a potluck, games,
door prizes and Diana Rudd pro-
vided us with karaoke.
We have a Michigan potluck
on the schedule for Feb. 20. We
have quite a few from Michigan


Do vegetarians eat animal crack


trying to stay warm here at
Hammock Lake for the winter.
We sure hope that the
weather warms up this week, as
we have an Ice Cream Social on
the calendar for next weekend.
Everyone get ready to shop for
some good homemade items at
our annual Spring Bazaar com-
ing up on Saturday, March 3, at
8 a.m.
We still have some tables
available. For information, call
the office at 285-9560.

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March 13 Color Mixing
March 20 Hopping
March 27 Egg Hatchers
Wacky Wednesday, held at
10:30 a.m., features cup cooking
for children.
Sessions are:
March 7 Fresh Limeade
March 14 Leprechaun Dust
March 21 Banana Pops
March 28 Teddy Bear Rafts
Thrilling Thursday focuses on
early science and math for pre-
schoolers each week at 10:30
a.m.
The March schedule includes:
March 1 Reflections
March 8 Mobiles
March 15 Absorption
March 22 Numbers Puz-
Zlers
March 29 Color Separa-
tion
The weekly sessions are in-
cluded with admission, which is
$4 for children, 2-15, and $2 for
adults.
Children under two and mu-
seum members are free.
Additional information may,
be obtained by calling the mu-
seum at 687-3869 or via e-mail;
to info@explorationsv.com.


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Fort Meade
City Relay
Team Sets
Yard Sale
City of Fort Meade's Relay
For Life team has planned a
yard sale to benefit The Ameri-
can Cancer Society.
The sale will be held at the
Community Center on March 3,
beginning at 8 a.m.
Items can be dropped off at
the Community Center by Fri-
day, March 2, or pick-up service
is available. Monetary donations
will be accepted, as well.
For more information, contact
Sue Helms at 285-111, ext. 307


Have an idea for a
story or photo?
Please call
The
S Democrat
533-4183 or
TheLeader
285-8625


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By LETA WRIGHT
Community Correspondent

The Historical Society mem-
bership list is growing every day
and hopefully we can print the
2007 members by March first.

One history item usually fol-
lows another. When Dot Wade
Webber read the story about
Ruth Maddox Hughes, she called
me and said that she had a Mad-
dox Hardware ledger dating


MONTHLY STATEMENT


Irom 1912.
This lodger had been left in
the Maddox home when the
home was sold to the Lester
Wade family in 1959. Ms.
Webber has kept the ledger all
this time.
Ms. Webber married Carl Wil-
lians and they bought the home
from her parents in the late
1970s. Inez Wade continued to
live in the home until the late
1990s. Ms. Webber then sold the


Cr


home to Richie Jenkins, the pre-
sent owner.
Ms. Webber brought the Mad-
dox Hardware ledger to the mu-
seum to be put on display from
the Wade family, showing the
business history of Maddox
Hardware. We do thank her as
this is a treasure to the museum.
It is full of Fort Meade pioneer
family names.
One monthly statement from
Feb. 1926 has this account head:


FORT? M TIE. MEDFLORIDA.... 4 4 1924p..C


In Account With


J. A. Maddox Hardware Companyj
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SUZANNE TATE, children's books author, presents her latest
book to Children's Librarian Melissa Causey (right) at Bartow Public
Library. Ms. Tate, author and publisher of children's books about
wildlife and nature, stopped by the library on Feb. 19 to present her
latest book to the juvenile book collection. "Lindie Lobster: A Tale of
Big Claws" is illustrated by James Melvin. The book, #29 of Ms.
Tate's nature series, tells the story of a Northern or Maine lobster
from birth to adulthood. The species is found in the northwest Atlan-
tic from Labrador to Cape Hatteras, N.C. Other books in the series
tell tales about shrimp, sea turtles, dolphins, pelicans, jellyfish, alli-
gators and more. The nature series is published by Nags Head Art,
Inc., in Manteo, N.C. All books have bright color illustrations and
Are written for accelerated reading. Bartow Public Library is located
at 2150 South Broadway next to the Civic Center. (Photo provided
by the Bartow Library)


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On Saturday, Feb. 24


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Graduate Gemologist onr Premises Quality Service antd Low Prices
1208 Broadway Avenue N. Bartow 533-9569


We are in the process of re-
placing some of the plants jI'' l
around the museum, especially C
formosa azalea plants. If you ii
have any extra, we would thank
y~ou. 4

Thanks to Olma Hendrick,
our second vice president, the il p
'ramp to the train has a fresh ti;i:.Ii
.Cot of paint and looks so good. "
:-'e need help. Sometime in
December an old antique dental A
chair wasleft inthe farm equip- A(:' ~
Dient shed and we do not know .
where it came from.
It is wooden and has a turn -C
ibeel that lets the back of the ~~B8~~d~::'
chair up and &lJ\wn. It is unique.
Wayne Gunter cleaned it and
ft-ii now sitting in a room up-
stairsS next to the spit bowl that
-wds in Dr. F.S. Roux's office.
Those two pieces are relics of
long ago. We do need t0 know .Y.i
where the chair came from. Call
me at 285-9182, or the museum
at 285-7474.


Have an idea for a
story or photo?
Please call
The Democrat
533-4183 or The
Leader 285-8625


Polk County Youth Fair will
,celebrate its 60th anniversary of
service to the youth of Polk
County on March 10-16.
"I am proud be chairman of
our 60th celebration," said Maria.
WTetherington. "My family has
been part of this fair from day
one forward.
The Youth Fair is family-ori-
ented and admission is free.
The fair will consist of market
amnmals, ornamental plants, con-
sumer science exhibits, competi-
tions and much more.
"This fair is truly remarkable
in itself," said Kitty Hunt, past
president of the Polk County
Youth Fair. "Polk County comes
together -as volunteers to support
and educate our Polk County
Youth. Not only are these exhibi-
tors learning to care for their
projects, they are learning to


If you're never scared or embar-
rassed or hurt, it means you
never take any chances.
-Julia Sorel


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or 285-8625


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Lake Manatee State Park in
Bradenton will hold the Discover
Lake Manatee State Park event
Saturday, Feb. 24.
Family activities will include
a scavenger hunt, arts and
crafts, nature walks and face
painting. Other special activities
include live music by the
Myakka Bluegrass Band, live
animal exhibits and environ-
mental education exhibits.
In addition, the Lakewood
Ranch High School Future
Farmers of America Alumni will
grill hamburgers and hot dogs,
and door prizes will be given
away every hour. Each house-
hold that attends will be entered
in a -drawing for a free generator


donated by Hop&Lumber.
Admission to the event is free. Advertising
For additional information, Works
contact the park office at 1-941- Call Us
741-3028.


How about those prices?


PANSLER
lb.-L A F IR M -.


There will be no need to plan
entertainment on Friday, Feb.
23, as Disney-Pixar's "Cars" Will
be shown in downtown Bartow.
Residents may join friends
and neighbors on the northwest
corner of Wilson Avenue and
Main Street at 7 p.m. for the free


Those attending should bring
chairs or blankets and mosquito
repellent.
Junior Service League of Bar-
tow will sell refreshments.
For more information, call the
Main Street Bartow office at
519-0508.


take responsibility for their pro-
ject and see it through to the
end."


'Barnyard'
In FM: Par~k Onn

Saturday Night
Polk County Leisure Services
Division will feature the new re-
lease, "Barnyard The Original
Party Animals" at Movie in the
Park at the Fort Meade Outdoor
Recreational Facility on Satur-
day, Feb. 24 *
The PG-rated movie will be
shown free-of-charge from 7:15
p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Fort Me-
ade Outdoor Recreational Facil-
ity (1235 9th Street NE).
Free popcorn will be served
and drinks will be sold. For
maximum comfort, moviegoers
are encouraged to arrive early
and bring a chair or blanket and
mosquito repellent.
At 6:30 p.m. Luis Campaneria
of A-1 Magic will be creating bal-
loon animals.



PCOC Board

To Meet
Polk County Opportunity.
Council, Inc., board of directors
will meet Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 2
p~m.
The meeting will be held at
450 West Main Street, Bartow.
For information, call 533-
0015.


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Downtown Mlovie Will Be

Shown Friday, Feb. 23


movie event.

Youth Fair Celebrates 60th Year









4A The Polk County Democrat February 22, 2007


Editorial


Perhaps the brouhaha that erupted over
results in the Christine Jennings-Vern
Buchanan District 13 Congressional race
last November was the last straw.
Or perhaps it is the black eye Florida has
on the national scene and the late night
talk shows when the conversation turns to
elections.
Whatever the reason, it was good news
to hear that Gov. Charlie Crist wants to
spend $20 million to boost the credibility
of Florida elections.
The governor's idea came to light as a
response to complaints about touch-screen
voting, according to the Associated Press
and U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler, D-Boca
Raton. The Democratic congressman has
been a leading proponent of a paper trail to
back up electronic voting machines that
became popular after the disputed 2000
elections.
When more than 18,000 undervotes
showed up in the Jennings vs. Buchanan
race last November, the cry for a change
became louder. That race, however, was
not the only example of an inordinate
number of undervotes an occasion
where no candidate receives a vote.
In Charlotte County, there were 10,903
undervotes about 20 percent of those
who cast a ballot in the Florida attorney
general's race between Republican Bill
McCollum and Democrat Skip Campbell.
More recently, in a special election in
Miami, there were 1,000 undervotes -
even though there was only one issue on
the ballot. The premise that 1,000 people
went to the polls, entered the voting
booth, and then decided not to cast a vote


is difficult to comprehend.
We have long maintained that Polk
County's supervisors of election showed
good judgment in recommending pur-
chase of voting systems which use high-
speed optical scanners to read paper bal-
lots.
Admittedly, the technology on the first
system failed to meet expectations, but at
least there was a paper trail to be followed
when the ballot scanners produced ques-
tionable results.
In a world in which we often see evi-
dence that computers are not as infallible
as the manufacturers would like for us to
believe, it is essential in a function as vital
as elections that there be a fail-safe backup.
In voting, that backup is a paper ballot.
We applaud Crist's decision and look
forward to a time when the results in
Florida elections cannot be challenged, or
at least cannot be ridiculed.


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So Much for Eeks! The Toast!


Crist's Proposal for Paper


Trail Is on Target


Do they still have Easy-Bake
Ovens?
If they do which I rather
doubt they're probably called
E-Z Bake these days, because
everything has to have some
cutesy spelling.
The reason I doubt that they
exist is that the Easy-Bake Oven
of my day shortly after the dis-
covery of electricity but before
the invention of the internal com-
bustion engine was highly
dangerous.
Mosey back with me to the
1940s, Clyde, and remember the
Easy-Bake Oven.
It was a metal box, about the
size of a breadbox (or for my
younger readers, who don't
know what a breadbox was, a lit-
tle smaller than a dorm room-
sized microwave oven) with an
electric light bulb and an electric
cord.
See, already we've got a toy
that. has (1) breakable glass and
(2) a cord that plugged into the
wall. Never mind that the wall
was painted with lead-based
paint.
You plugged in the oven, put a
slice of bread beneath the bulb,
and waited. The key was waiting,
which when you're counting on a
30-watt light bulb to toast a piece
of bread, is not an easy thing to
do.
My cousins, the Kelleys, and I,
played with their Easy-Bake
Oven in a game we called "Eeks!
The Toast!"
The object was to time that
exclamation with the moment
that the bread began to show the


first tinge of brown. It was con-
sidered poor form to scream
"Eeks! The Toast!" before there
had been any change in the
appearance of the bread, and to
do so was to be awarded a
"Nanny-Nanny Boo-Boo" by
your fellow cousins.
I assume that our psyches
would have been irreparably
warped by being Nanny-Nanny
Boo-Booed by our peers, only
back then, psyches hadn't been
invented.
Probably explains why I
turned out the way I did.
As far as I know, it was
absolutely impossible to heat a
slice of bread hot enough to cre-
ate burned toast; this was a skill
that housewives of the future
would not be able to master until
adulthood.
And a slice of Easy-Bake toast-
ed bread, split four ways between
hungry cousins, was a treat on a
par with the Kool-Aid we occa-
sionally made for meetings of a
club we organized, a club whose
sole purpose was to make Kool-
Aid for refreshments.
What brought. on this little
twinge of Easy-Bake nostalgia
was an announcement in the
day's news that Australia, that
delightful continent where they
speak American with a funny
English accent, will ban incandes-
cent light bulbs. That's the ones
with the little wires in 'em that
glow, the way Thomas Alva
Edison invented them.
A Man's Light Bulb, if you
please.
It's that glowing little wire, of


OUR READERS SAY

Accolades for Concert Band


BARTOW Accolades to John DeYoung and
the Bartow Concert Band for another afternoon of


fine music we enjoyed this past Sunday along with
a standing room only crowd at the Bartow Civic
Center.
It has been said that the best things in life are
free, and this is certainly true here.
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inspect the winning' car."


History From Our Files
Compiled from the files of The Democrat by Loyal Frisbie


Fifty Years Ago

Janet Bevis was crowned Miss
Summerlin Echo of 1957 in brief
ceremonies in the Bartow High
School gymnasium Wednesday
morning. Chosen as members of
her court were Edna Marie Bruce,
Jeanie Bales, Nancy Hiley and
Doris Griffin.
More adequate recreational
facilities, better traffic markings,
and a larger group meeting place
are among Bartow's needs, in the
view of teenagers, the city com-
mission was told last night by
members of the Youth Day "city
commission."
With another wet-dry election
appearing likely, officers, division
leaders, and committee chairmen
of the Bartow unit of the Polk
County Christian Action League
were announced today by Unit
Chm. J.W. Pamplin.

Forty-Five Years Ago

Steps to reactivate the Bartow
chapter of the American Red
Cross were agreed on at a public
meeting last night, with the Pilot
Club guaranteeing to finance
chapter expenses until a fund


drive is conducted next month.
Two freak automobile acci-
dents here last night brought
injuries to five persons, heavy
damages to a house and a store
building, and complete destruc-
tion to two automobiles. For the
second time in 15 months, the
home of Willie Hall, 810 Oaklawn
Drive, was smashed by a wildly
careening auto. No one in the
family was hurt, but four Puerto
Rican laborers in the car were
injured, one apparently critically.
Martha Kemp, Bartow High
School senior, was selected Miss
Summerlin Echo 1962 at a contest
in the city auditorium Saturday
night.
The colorful Summerlin
Institute basketball team won its
third Southwest Florida
Conference title in five years with
Coach Fred Lapper at the helm.
Dorothy Lamour, the movie
queen who made the sarong
famous, arrived Tuesday to star
at the Florida Living Exposition,
and completely charmed her wel-
coming committee.

Forty Years Ago

Burglars smashed through a


concrete block vault wall and
took $208.66 from the vault at
Bartow High School Monday
night. Floral Avenue Elementary
School was burglarized the same
night, but the loss there was
minor.
Polk County school buses roll
up enough mileage in three days,
if it were stretched out in a
straight line, to circle the globe,
school bus route Dir. H.H.
Stewart told the county school
board.
Eileen Woodruff was selected
Miss Echo from 25 contestants at
the city auditorium Saturday
night. Runners-up were Linda
Simmons, Laura Clark, Diane
Bullard and Mary Holt.
Bruce Gallemore of Key West,
grandson of Capt. (USN, Ret.)
arid Mrs. Roy T. Gallemore of
Bartow, is one of two Florida
youths to be appointed to the U.S.
Navy Academy at Annapolis by
Sen. Spessard L. Holland. Bruce is
the fourth member of his family
in three generations to win
appointment. Preceding him
were his grandfather; his father,
Capt. James Gilbert Gallemore;
and his uncle, Capt. Robert H.
Gallemore.


Thirty-Five Years Ago

Malinda Greear was, selected
as winner of Miss Echo contest
Monday night, to be featured in
the Bartow High School year-
book. Members of her court are
Janet Smith, Bertha Losh, Russell
Barton and Paula Johnston.
Vera Stephens was selected as
Miss Bronze Bartow in a contest
at Carver Recreation Center
Saturday night, marking the close
of Black Culture Week. Members
of her court are Velenaia Daniels,
Marilyn Rose, Maire Mitchell and
LaVerne Showers.
Bartow city commissioners
voted Monday night to join as
plaintiffs in an anti-trust suit filed
by the Florida attorney general
against several major pipe manu-
facturers. The suit charges price-
fixing in millions of dollars worth
of water and sewer pipe sales
made to Florida cities and coun-
ties..
Sandra Boccaleri placed first in
advanced strut, basic strut, duet
twirl, and duet strut at the first
annual Florida State Fair Open
National Baton Contest in Tampa.
She also was chosen 1972 junior


grand champion twirler.

Thirty Years Ago

Miss Bernice Lyle and W.H.
Stuart, Sr., will receive the Bartow
Rotary Club's two citizenship
awards, President Donald
McLean announced at
Wednesday's luncheon meeting
of the club. Miss Lyle, a retired
home economics teacher, will
receive the Medal of Merit for ser-
vice within her profession. Stuart
will receive the Medal of Honor
for service outside his vocation.
Miss Bronze Bartow is Janice
Jennings, a senior at Bartow High
School. Members of her court are
Beverly McGhee, Alice Warren,
Venecia Napier, and Jamie
Williamson.
John R. DeYoung, bandmaster
for 17 years at Bartow High
School, was named Saturday
night to receive the Bartow Lions
Club's "outstanding citizen"
award for 1976. Mrs. DeYoung


accepted the award for him. He
was in Tallahassee, were the
Bartow High School stage band
received "superior" awards in
both concert and sight-reading.

Twenty-Five Years Ago

Saturday was Irvin F. Walden
Day at the Bartow Golf Course
for the Bartow Men's Golf Assn.,
as the 83-year-old was honored,
with a tournament in his name.
He played on the Bartow course
since 1920, when he became a
charter member.
"There's a bomb in the court
house. Get your people out," a
calm male voice told the tele-
phone operator at the Polk
County court house, shortly after
10 a.m. today. The building was
evacuated while it was thorough-
ly searched, but the alarm proved
the be a hoax. County business
was interrupted for three hours
before employees were allowed
to return.


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course, that put the Eeks! in Eeks!
The Toast!
The Aussies have declared that
the incandescent bulbs be
replaced with compact fluores-
cent bulbs. Though substantially
more expensive at the outset,
they consume much less energy,
and last about 14 years short of
forever. We have them at our
home, and for economy, I recom-
mend them.
For Eeeksing a piece of toast,
they are non-starters. They put
out virtually no heat.
The reasons the folks Down
Under have declared the incan-
descent bulb as light source non
grata is that they are projected to
produce four million tons of
greenhouse gas emissions by
2012, and to use three times as
much electricity as their fluores-
cent buddies.
It never occurred to the Kelley
kids and me when we were play-
ing Eeks! The Toast! that we were
cranking out greenhouse gas. As
to electricity, it was pretty cheap,
as far as I know, and the Easy-
Bake Oven certainly consumed
less electricity than the TV sets,
home computers, and other
childhood necessities of today's
generation. (And yes, we have
our share and more at home for
our grandsons.)
So I guess the score is
Environment, 1; Eeks! The Toast!
0.
Probably not a bad trade-off,
but one more bit of innocent
childhood folklore lost forever.











Obituaries


Pauline Douglas O'Dell

Pauline
Douglas O'Dell
Pauline Douglas O'Dell, 92, of
Bartow, died of natural causes
Monday Feb. 19, 2007, at her
residence.
Mrs. O'Dell was a homemaker
and a pastor's wife for more than
30 years. She also was a long-
Stime member of Church of the
Nazarene of Bartow.
Mrs. O'Dell was preceded in
death by her husband, Rev. El-
wood A. O'Dell, who served as
pastor in Pennsylvania and New
York before coming to Bartow,
where he served as pastor of The
Church of The Nazarene.
She is survived by her son,
Rev. Elwood C. O'Dell and his
wife, Jean, of Bartow; daughter,
Marilyn Blaser and her hus-
band, Richard, of Niagara Falls,
N.Y.; brother, Rev. George Doug-
las of Lorain, Ohio; eight grand-
children; and more than 20
great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Wednesday, Feb.
21, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
The funeral: Thursday, Feb.
22, at 11 a.m., at The Church of
the Nazarene in Bartow, with
Rev. Elwood C. O'Dell officiating.
Memorial contributions: Good
Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson
Ave., Auburndale, 33823.


Freddie Mae Law


Freddie Mae
Law
Freddie Mae Law, 55, of Mul-
berry, died Tuesday, Feb. 20,
2007, at her home.
Born in Bartow on Feb. 7,
1952, Ms. Law was a lifelong
resident of Mulberry.
She was a day care owner,
and a member of Jerusalem Mis-
sionary Baptist Church in Mul-
berry.
Survivors include two daugh-
ters, Naquishea Chavers of Col-
lege Park, Ga., and Icy Franklin
of Mulberry; two sons, Terriss
Stevenson of Highland City and
Ranjit Franklin of Pierce; and 11
grandchildren.
Visitation: Friday, Feb. 23,
from 3 to 8 p.m., at Gause Fu-
neral Home in Bartow.
The funeral: Saturday, Feb.
24, at 11 a.m., at Jerusalem Mis-
sionary Baptist Church in Mul-
berry.


Ossian Bates

Ossian
Bates
Ossian Bates, 45, of Tampa,
formerly of Bartow, died Thurs-
day, Feb. 15, 2007.
Mr. Bates was born in Bartow
on July 22, 1961.
He was a supervisor for
Americold Logistics in Tampa.
Survivors include his mother,
Minnie Carter of Bartow; father,
Willie Bates of Bartow; three
sons, Mario Bates, Jesse Bates,
and Ossian Bates, Jr., all of
Tampa; a daughter, LaShanda
Bates of Tampa; two brothers,
Larry Sanders of Bartow and
Shannon Bates of Tampa; four
sisters, Kenya Bates and April
Bates, both of Lakeland, and Na-
tasha Bates and Tanesha Bates,
both of Bartow; nine grandchil-
dren; his fiance, Sheila L. Ham-
monds of Tampa; and seven
step-children.
Visitation: Friday, Feb. 23,
from 4 to 7 p.m., at Williams Fu-
neral Home in Bartow.
The funeral: Saturday, Feb.
24, at 2 p.m., at First Providence
Missionary Baptist Church in.
Bartow.


Elizabeth Ash


Michael Ray Locklear

Michael Ray
Locklear


Michael Ray Locklear, 42, a
native and lifelong resident of
Bartow, died Saturday, Feb. 17,
2007, at Bartow Regional Medi-
cal Center, of heart failure.
Mr. Locklear attended Bartow
First Assembly of God.
Survivors include two sons,
Anthony Locklear and Christo-
pher Locklear, both of Titusville;
his mother, Bobbie "Pat" Lee of
Bartow; a brother, David "Hap"
Blanton of Bartow; and his sis-
ter, Lisa Fernandez of Ocoee.
Visitation: Friday, Feb. 23,
from 2 to. 3 p.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
The funeral will follow Friday
at 3 p.m., at the funeral home.




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Elizabeth Ash, 78, of Fort
Meade, died Wednesday, Feb.
14, 2007, in Lakeland.
Born in Parrish on Jan. 25,
1929, Mrs. Ash moved to Fort
Meade some 50 years ago.
She was a homemaker. She
was a member of Mt. Pleasant
Primitive Baptist Church in Fort
Meade, where she was named
Mother of the Church.
Survivors include two sons,
David Ash, Jr., of Bushnell and
Gregory Ash, Sr., ofApopka; four
daughters, Joyce Berrien of Bar-
tow, Patricia Simmons of Lake-
land, Dianne Parker of Birming-
ham, Ala., and Sandra Ming of
Bartow; a sister, Ruby Barnes of
Clearwater; a special friend,
Jeanette Williams of Fort
Meade; 25 grandchildren; 45
great-grandchildren; and four
great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Friday, Feb. 23,
from 6 to 8 p.m., at Beulah Mis-
sionary Baptist Church in Fort
Meade.
The funeral: Saturday, Feb.
24, at 11 a.m., at First Baptist
Church of Fort Meade.
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Bruce
Corbett
Bruce Corbett, 56, of Bartow,
died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at
his home.
Mr. Corbett was born in Bar-
tow on Feb. 17, 1950.
He was disabled.
Survivors include his daugh-
ter, Quanita Cooper of Lake
Wales; two sons, Tobias Wil-
liams Corbett of Pierce and Ja-
mie Jones of Mulberry; his
mother, Berter C. Forsett of
Lake Wales; three sisters, Mar-
cia Forsett of Lake Wales,
Sharon Tucker of Fort Meade,
and Janice Corbett of Texas; two
brothers, Timothy Corbett and
Tyrone Corbett, both of Lake-
land; and seven grandchildren.
The funeral: Saturday, Feb.
24, at 3 p.m., at Church of God
The Bible Way in Winter Haven.
Arrangements: Williams Fu-
neral Home in Bartow.


February 22, 2007 The Polk County Democrat 5A


Dog Obedience Class

Starts on March 3


Dorothy "Dot" Albritton

Dorothy 'Dot'
Albritton


Dorothy "Dot" Albritton, 76, a
lifelong resident of Fort Meade,
died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, at
Lakeland Regional Medical Cen-
ter, of heart failure.
Mrs. Albritton was born in Hi-
aleah on April 1, 1930.
She was employed by thte Polk
County School Board for 21
years. She worked in the cafete-
ria, serving lunch to children at
Lewis Anna Woodbury Elemen-
tary and Fort Meade Middle
Senior High School, but most of
her career was spent at River-
side Elementary in Fort Meade.
She was a member of St. Tho-
mas Catholic Church in Bartow.
Mrs. Albritton was preceded
in death by her husband, Philip
Albritton; and her son, Harvey
Albritton.
Survivors include her daugh-
ter, Phyllis V. Ellis of Fort
Meade; a sister, Rose Mary
Whitehurst and husband, Har-
rell, of Lancaster, Ohio; four
grandchildren, Robert Ellis,
Philip "Howie" Albritton, and
Heather Pierce, all of Fort Me-
ade, and Crystal Albritton of
Bartow; six great-grandchildren;
and nieces and nephews.
Visitation: Thursday, Feb. 22,
from 6 to 8 p.m., at McLean Fu-
neral Home in Fort Meade.
The funeral: Friday, Feb. 23,
at 11 a.m., at the funeral home,
with Ronnie Mincey and Father
Peter Mitchell officiating.
Interment: Watson Cemetery
in Fort Meade.


Rep. McKeel

Plans Town

Hall Meets
State Rep. Seth McKeel, Dis-
trict 63, will hold a town hall
meeting to receive input on the
upcoming 2007 Legislative ses-
sion.
The meeting will be held in
the Mulberry Civic Center, 901
N.E. Fifth St. at 6 p.m. on Tues-
day, Feb. 27.
Additional town hall meetings
will be held Tuesday at 10:30
a.m. in the Sun City Center
Community Association build-
ing, Atrium Center, 945 North
Course Lane, Florida Room, and
on Thursday, March 1 at 5:30
p.m. in the Lakeland City Hall'
Commission Chambers, 228
South Massachusetts Ave..
McKeel was elected to the
Florida House of Representa-
tives in November of 2006.

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Dog obedience classes with
temperament and socialization.
training are being offered begin-
ning Saturday, March 3, by The
Humane Society of Polk County.
Class starts at 9 a.m. and
Runs for eight weeks. The class
will be held at the Humane Soci-
ety shelter at 555 Sage Road
(across from Carl Floyd Road) in
Winter Haven, off Dundee Road
(SR 542).
Cost of the class is $50 per
dog if pre-paid and $60 on the
day of the class.
Training equipment (leashes,
collars, chew bones) will be
available through the instructor


at discount prices.
Bob Sokoloskis, training di-
rector at the Humane Society of
Polk County since 1983, will be
the instructor.
He also has held classes for
the Humane Society of High-
lands County for seven years, as
well as teaching classes at South
Florida Community College in
dog obedience, temperament,
and socialization training. Sok-
oloskis has been training dogs
professionally for the past 28
years.
For more information, call the
shelter at 324-5227.


It's time to vote for your favor-
ite Fort Meade department head,
and donate to the Fort Meade
Relay For Life event, Friday,
March 16.
Fort Meade city department
heads have their photos on jars
that are floating around town


Celtic trio Tryskelon will per-
form at Historic Bok Sanctuary's
Visitor Center on Saturday,
March 3, at 7 p.m.
Seating is limited and tickets
are $20, or $15 for members.
The trio blends a variety of
music from ancient Ireland and
Scotland to modern Celtic with
the original works of the group's
founder, Victoria Lynn Schultz.
A world-renowned harpist
and vocalist, Schultz has per-
formed with Josh Groban, Clay
Aiken, Roberta Flack and An-
drea Bocelli, and has been a fea-
tured soloist on tour with the
Grammy award-winning Irish
band, The Chieftains.
Members of the trio perform
on fiddle, flute, mandolin,'guitar,


and donations will be accepted to
the jars. The winner will have to
sit on a "royal throne" (com-
mode) for an hour at the Relay
For Life event.
'All proceeds from the contest
go to the American Cancer Soci-
ety.


keyboards and harp.
With a lineage tracing back to
the Mackintosh Castle in Inver-
ness, Scotland, Schultz traveled
to Europe to train with the ex-
perts in Irish and Scottish harp
and has performed at Walt Dis-
ney World and Epcot as well as
International Folk Harp Festi-
vals and Scottish Highland
games. Winner of Encore Pro-
ductions' National Talent Com-
petition and the American Music
Conference International Piano
Recording Competition, Schultz
is listed in Who's Who of Ameri-
can Women.
For reservations, call Pirjo
Restina at 34-1221: Visit www.
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For the first time, the South
Florida Community College Jazz
Series has scheduled two per-
formances for the same day.
The Four FreshmeA will per-
form two shows Wednesday, Feb.
28,' 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., in the
SFCC University Center Audito-
rium, Highlands Campus, Avon
Park.
When jazz lovers think of In-
diana jazz, they think of Rich-
mond and its recording studio, or
they remember Lionel Hampton,
J.J. Johnson, Red Nichols, and
Hoagy Carmichael.
A little over 58 years ago, two
brothers, Ross and Don Barbour,
formed a quartet called Hal's
Harmonizers, while they were
students at Indiana's Butler
University. Students in the
1950s and 1960s remember the
group by the name they eventu-
ally adopted, "The Four Fresh-
men." Their jazzy sound caught
on and remained popular into
the mid-1960s.
In 1948 at Butler perform-
ances, Hal's Harmonizer's top
two songs were "Moonglow" and
"The Christmas Song." As the
group developed its free, im-
provisational approach to har-
mony singing, new members,
Bob Flanigan and Hal Kratzsch,
were added to the sound. Flani-
gan remained with the group
through 1992.
Jazz greats at that time such
as Dizzy Gillespie and Woody
Herman took notice, but big
band leader Stan Kenton
brought the group to the atten-
tion of his Capitol record label.
The Four Freshmen started


pumped out hits beginning with
"It's a Blue World" (1952), fol-
lowed by "Mood Indigo" (1954),
"Day by Day" (1955), and
"Graduation Day" (1956). In
1955, Voices in Modern was re-
leased. It was the first of 13 al-
bums in a five-year period with
Capitol.
New lineups continue to per-
form into the 21st century, and
they continue to attract audi-
ences along with garnering
awards such as Downbeat maga-
zine's "Vocal Group of the Year"
in 2000.
Then, in 2001, the jazz label
Mosaic released a multi-CD box-
set of the group's 1950's records.
In 2003, Jazz times also named
the group as "Vocal Group of the
Year." The Four Freshmen's
popularity remains today as it
did almost six decades ago.


Today's Four Freshmen are
Vince Johnson, who joined the
group in 1999 and sings baritone
and plays bass, guitar, and trom-
bone; drummer Bob Ferreira,
who has been with the group
since 1992; guitarist and lead
singer, Brian Eichenberger,
joined them in 1996; and trum-
peter Curtis Calderon, theemost
recent addition to the band,
joined them in 2001.
The SFCC Jazz Series is co-
sponsored by Bill and Lisa Jar-
rett, Sevigny and Johnson Eye
Care, and Highlands Today.
Ticket prices are $22 and $26
and can be purchased online 24
hours a day, seven days a week,
at www.southflorida.edu by
clicking on "Performances." Tick-
ets may also be purchased by
calling the SFCC box office at
784-7178.


Bluegrass Music And

Dinner At Gause Riverside


Bluegrass music and a coun-
try supper will be served up at
the Gause Riverside Academy
Cracker Fest on Saturday,,
March 3, between 5 and 7 p.m.
The event is sponsored by the
PTO.
Chicken and rice, greens and
cornbread with a serving of ap-
ple cobbler will be offered for $5
a plate.
Participants may eat in and
enjoy the music or get a plate to
go.
Tickets may be purchased
from the school office or from


any student, as well as at the
door.
Gause Riverside Academy, lo-
cated at 1002 N.E. Sixth Street,
Fort Meade, is a Polk County
school of choice that accepts
third- through fifth-grade stu-
dents from Mulberry, south
Lakeland, Alturas, Bartow, and
Fort Meade.
The Academy's program is de-
veloped for students who are dis-
interested in school or are hav-
ing difficulty in reading and/or
math.


Schools & Education


Bartow High School

Releases FCAT Schedule


Bartow High School, Summer-
lin Academy, and the Interna-
tional Baccalaureate School will
be participating in FCAT testing
Feb. 26-28, and March 1.
Due to the importance and in-
tensity of FCAT testing, BHS,
SA, and IB will be using alter-
nate scheduling on these days.
FCAT reading for all ninth
and 10th graders and 11th and
12th grade retakes will be on
Feb. 26.
FCAT mathematics for all
ninth and 10th graders and 11th
and 12th grade retakes will be
on Feb. 27.
BHS, SA, and IB juniors and
seniors who are not testing are
encouraged to use these days to
visit local area colleges, universi-
ties, or technical schools on their
own, participate in job shadow-
ing opportunities, or participate
in community service projects to
add to their community service
hours.
All students will be released


at noon on both days.
Norm Reference Test for all
ninth and 10th graders will be
held Feb. 28.
Juniors and seniors will need
to be on campus no later than
11:26 a.m. Students who arrive
early will report to the cafeteria.
Lunch will be served at 10:44
a.m. for juniors and seniors who
would like to eat lunch at school.
Students will be dismissed at
the regular time 2:08 p.m.
FCAT science for all 11th
graders will be March 1. This
will be a regular school day.
Regular school schedule for
all students resumes March 2.
Students need to arrive at
school on time and prepared on
these days. Students are not per-
mitted to have electronic devices
(including pagers and cellular
phones) in their possession dur-
ing testing even if they do not
use them.
For more information, call the
school at 543-7400.


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Polk Community College and
Polk County schools will partici-
pate in a statewide program Sat-
urday that will provide financial
aid information and help to high
school students and their par-
ents.
A free workshop called Col-
lege Goal will be held in PCC's
Student Center on the Winter
Haven campus on Saturday,
Feb. 24, 1-3 p.m. A $500 scholar-
ship that can be used at any col-
lege will be given away to some-
one attending the session.
Financial aid counselors will
be assisting high school students
in 40 counties throughout the
state. "We realized our state had
to take steps to help with the
process," said David Armstrong,


Florida's chancellor of commu-
nity colleges. He expects the
event will draw 2,000 high-
school students, most from low-
income families and many the
first in their families to attend
college.
Millions of dollars are avail-
able in student aid, but many
parents are confused and dis-
couraged by the forms. One of
the biggest barriers that college
bound low-income and minority
students is the "eye-glazing" fed-
eral form, Free Application for
Federal Student Aid, also known
as FAFSA. Students who show
up for the College Goal event at
PCC will get help filling it out.
For more information: www.
fldoe.org/collegegoalsunday.


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Official Rules: The "Take Your Best Shot" Photo Contest is open to
all amateur photographers at least 12 years of age who live or work in
the Greater Bartow area, except members of the Bartow Marketing
Partnership Committee, employees of the Greater Barrow Chamber
of Commerce, and their immediate families. Entry into the contest
constitutes an agreement to allow all entered photographs, as well as
the name, occupation, city and state of residence of the photographer
to be published in press releases; exhibited at various public venues;
published or used on websites or printed material and used for
the promotion of the Greater Bartow area. The Bartow Marketing
Partnership shall have the right to verify, in their sole judgment, entry
and winner eligibility.

All entries should depict the Greater Bartow area. Photos may contain
wildlife, historical sites, people, places and/or things that depict the
s City of Barrow.

Entries taken outside the Greater Bartow area will be disqualified.
Previously published material may be entered; however, information on
when and where the photo appeared must be provided. Images will be
judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact
BARTOW PHOTO CONTEST and artistic merit. Decisions made by the judges are final.
Entrants must not infringe on the rights of any other photographer or

THEY SAY A PICTURE'S WORTH A THOUSAND p otograhs
should accurately

WORDSYOURS COULD BE WORTH $250!ect the subject matter nd the scene
digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust,
First Prize-$250, Second Prize-$150, Third Prize-$100 cropping, adjustments to color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified.


Your best picture of Bartow could be worth $250 in the"Take Your Best Shot Bartow Photo
Contest." Entries are open to any amateur photographer 12 years of age or older that lives or
works in the Greater Bartow area. All entries should depict the Greater Bartow area. Photos
may contain wildlife, historical sites, people, places and/or things that depict the City of Bartow.
Deadline for submitting entries is February 28, 2007.

For more information, call the Bartow Chamber of Commerce at 863-533-7125.
The"Take Your Best Shot" Bartow Photo Contest is a project of the Bartow Marketing Parntership.

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Deadline: Deadline for submitting entries is February 28, 2007. All
entries must be delivered in person to the Greater Barrow Chamber of
Commerce, 510 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida. Entry forms
must be filled out and signed upon submitting photos at the Chamber
offices. Mailed entries will not be accepted. A maximum of five entries
per person please.

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded as follows: 1st place $250.00; 2nd
place $150.00; 3rd place $100.00. In addition, 10 Honorable
Mention awards will be presented.

Format: Photos must be entered as prints. Maximum print size is
11" x 1 ". Minimum print size is 4" x 6". Accompanying digital files are
appreciated, however not a requirement. Slides will not be accepted.


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Schools & Education



Wells, White Take Top Honors At School Recognition Banquet


Kristen Wells, a library media
specialist at Lakeland's Carlton
Palmore Elementary, and Vernell
White, a paraeducator working
with special needs students at
Haines City's Boone Middle, took
top honors at the Polk County
Public Schools 2007 Teacher of
the Year and School-Related
Employee of the Year event at The
Lakeland Center.
Wells was named 2007 Teacher
of the Year and White was named
2007 School-Related Employee of
the Year before more than 1,000
teachers, staff members, adminis-
trators, community members,
banquet sponsors and guests.
The school-related award is for
paraeducators, secretaries, main-
tenance, food service, transporta-
tion and others in support roles.
Teachers and school-related
employees were nominated by
their individual schools. Wells
and White, along with award
finalists, received cash awards
and other prizes at the event.
Judges were representatives
from local businesses and other
organizations and included for-
mer Teachers of the Year and
School-Related Employees of the
Year.
They reviewed nominee appli-
cations and did not know nomi-
nees' identities or the school
where they work. Nominees com-
pleted an application detailing
leadership and professional devel-
opment activities, community and
school involvement and teaching
style.
Wells has 31 years' experience.
She is a library media specialist
and also has worked as a paraed-
ucator and computer lab manager
during her career with Polk


Kristin Wells


schools.
She has turned the library
media center into an educational
rain forest. When students walk
through the door, they are con-
fronted with life-like animals that
inhabit the rain forest. Every ani-
mal is labeled with its common
and scientific names along with a
full description.
She posts vocabulary words on
the walls and utilizes streaming
digital video to make her students
feel they are in the rain forest
while visiting the media center.
Her library media center is her
school's hub of educational activi-
ties.
Her motto for teaching is "A
learner today a leader tomor-
row."
The library media center hosts
monthly Family Library Nights
where parents and students are
invited to come in and participate
in reading activities and exercis-
es.
White has eight years' experi-
ence. She became an employee of
the school district after being
involved with schools as a parent,
volunteer and PTA member. Her
experiences working and interact-
ing with children were so reward-
ing that she became a paraeduca-
tor.
By choice, she works as a
paraeducator with special needs
students. These students require
a significant amount of one-on-
one time.
White considers an individual
student's needs and does every-
thing she can to help students
succeed despite the disabilities
they face. She was able to bond
and make a special connection
with a student who was displaced


Vernell White


by Hurricane Katrina.
The experience was traumatiz-
ing to the student but White was
able to comfort and put the stu-
dent at ease when others had dif-
ficulty doing so. She was encour-
aging and supportive in helping
the student recover and overcome
the hardship.
Other finalists for Teacher of
the Year were Diane Shadle
Conley, Fort Meade Middle-
Senior; Terri Hubbard, Lincoln
Avenue Academy (Lakeland);
Karen Johnson, Ridge
Community High (Davenport);
Brenda Norquist, Griffin
Elementary (Lakeland); Lori
Sapp, Kingsford Elementary*
(Mulberry); Kristen Storms,
Gause Academy (Bartow); and
Roxanne Youngs, Elbert
Elementary (Winter Haven).
Conley held officer positions
with the Polk County Council of
Teachers of English and in the
2003-2004 school year she was
runner-up for Florida English
Teacher of the Year. At her school,
she is a National Honor Society
sponsor and coordinates an after-
school tutoring program for stu-
dents needing extra help with the
FCAT.
Hubbard was a key component
in her school receiving an Intel-
Scholastic technology award that
brought more than $250,000 of
computer products and cash to
her school. She has presented her
techniques at national confer-
ences and her ideas have been
published in national education
magazines.'
Johnson is certified by the
National Board of Professional
Teaching Standards. She is also
state-certified in three disciplines


Diane Shadle Conley


- business education, English
and exceptional student educa-
tion..
In 2005, Sapp was selected for
the People to People Ambassador
program held in Beijing, China,
where she explored the Chinese
educational system, visited class-
rooms and met with Chinese
teachers and shared successful
techniques and strategies, dis-
cussed common problems and
evaluated areas for collaboration.
She has a master's degree and
last year was accepted into a doc-
toral program.
Norquist has taught third,
fourth and fifth graders and been
both a resource teacher for read-
ing and math. Her day goes well
beyond 3:30 as she assists the
school's Chess Club and Kiwanis
Kid Club.
Storms is bilingual, has a mas-
ter's degree in wildlife biology and
came into the teaching profession
after a career in biology and
wildlife management. She recent-
ly developed an interdisciplinary
unit plan that integrates science,
literature, technology, social stud-
ies and service learning.
Youngs encourages her stu-
dents to think outside the box,
break the crayons and color out-
side the lines. She considers stu-
dents to be members of her
extended family and eats her
lunch every day with students.
She is their biggest cheerleader
and exhibits their artwork
throughout the school for all to
see and enters her students' work
in community art shows at every
opportunity.
Other finalists for School-
Related Employee of the year
were Judy Butler, District


Terri Hubbard


Administrative Office, (Bartow);
Carol Coker, Gibbons Street
Elementary (Bartow); Claudette
Giles, Griffin Elementary
(Lakeland); Elaine Green,
Dixieland Elementary (Lakeland)
Teodoro Marquez, Lake Alfred
Elementary; Brandon Taylor,
Socrum Elementary (Lakeland);
and Linda Waring, Southwest
Middle (Lakeland).
Butler has a key position in the
district office compiling statistical
information for staffing alloca-
tions, school enrollment, class
size calculations and reports for
state and federal agencies. Every
department of the school district
depends on her work in some
aspect. On top of that, Judy is a
recruiter on out-of-state recruit-
ing trips for new teachers.
Coker has worked as a substi-
tute teacher and paraeducator.
Her students can be found clap-
ping spelling words, writing them
with shaving cream and typing
them into a computer using vari-
ous type sizes and fonts for
emphasis. She is instrumental in
organizing and coordinating the
school's Reading Club for kinder-
garteners and first graders.
Giles consistently goes above
and beyond her duties and wel-
comes a good challenge. She is so
busy helping students and staff
and completing office tasks and
projects that she often has to be
reminded to take her lunch and
breaks.
Green is a paraeducator and a
key member of her school's focus
on literacy. She organizes reading
exercises for kindergarteners
before school begins in the morn-
ing. Her energetic spirit is not
limited to the school day as she


Karen Johnson


serves on the school's PTA board
and willingly assists with school
carnivals, fundraisers and book
fairs.
As head custodian and fore-
man at his school, Marquez takes
pride in maintaining a clean,
well-maintained and well-land-
scaped campus. With a great
amount of construction and reno-
vation going on at his school last
year, he oversaw the moving of 25
teachers to different classrooms.
He will translate for parents, help
staff carry heavy loads and even
help parents with car trouble
with jump starts, fixing flat tires
and gasoline.
Taylor is founder of his school's
Tropical Botanical Gardens pro-
ject. He is working to take a
neglected area of school grounds
and make it into an outdoor class-
room where students can go todo
science experiments, read quietly
and enjoy nature's beauty. He is
feverishly sending out donation
letters to home improvement cen-
ters and nurseries to help with
the project.
Waring has made an impact on
a generation of students, staff
members and parents through
her kindness, interaction and
interest in their lives and activi-
ties. Professionally, Linda's din-
ing room is "impeccable" and
potential foodservice managers
are sent to train with her and
learn from her.
Information on finalists was
taken from applications and testi-
monials.


Brenda Norquist


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Conductor Arthur Pranno will
lead the student ensemble in a
program of major orchestral se-
lections, including the Nocturnes
of Claude Debussy, the First
Symphony of Dimitri Shostako-


vich, and the Bassoon Concerto
of Vivaldi. FSC music faculty
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Admission is $20. FSC stu-
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SCUB AND WEBELO PACK #144 collected
non-perishable food items at the Winn-Dixie Store
on State Road 60 to donate to The Care Center of
Lake Wales. Taking part were (from left) Gabe


McEntee, Brayan Martinez, and Brett McGinnis,
all of Fort Meade, Nick Eiland and Greg Marlowe.
.With them is Webelo Leader Louise Brown. -
(Staff photo)


STUDENTS FROM UNION ACADEMY
competed in the Polk County Science Fair held at
the Lakeland Civic Center and brought some
awards back to Bartow. Students competing were
(from left): front Stephanie Munguia (first
place, advances to state science fair), Allison Stin-
son (third place); middle Jarrod Naberhaus


Free Back On Campus

Lectures At PCC In March


Polk Community College is of-
fering Back on Campus, week
long lecture series on current af-
fairs and the surrounding world.
Lectures are one hour in
length and will run from March
12 through 15 from 1 to 4:20
p.m. on the Winter Haven cam-
pus.
All participants must pre-reg-
ister becauige seating is limited,
so those interested should re-
serve their space now. All lec-
tures are free.
Back on Campus lectures in-
clude:
Writing and illustrating law
matters
The History of Florence
Villa: A Work in Progress
The History and Sound of',
the Cello
Breeding Turtles in the
Sunshine State
Architecture: Where Is. It
Going?
A Review of Bob Wood-
ward's Biography of Alan
Greenspan: Maestro:


Greenspan's Fed And The
American Boom
Making a Living in the Arts
A Review of Thomas Fried-
man's The World Is Flat
Lecture and Gallery Visit:
PCC Faculty Art Show
Greeks Bearing Gifts 10
Things We Value in the Modern
World
The Community Foundation
of Winter Haven
Molly Judy and the Players:
History and Dramatic Perform-
ance
Back on Campus is a program
made possible by a donation to
the PCC Foundation, Inc. by for-
mer PCC Humanities Professor
Helene P. Schulz.
Her dream is for more people
to become aware of Polk Commu-
nity College which she refers to
as the "treasure in their midst."
To register for Back on Cam-
pus, or for more information,
contact Sharon Bevis at 297-
1050, or email sbevis@polk.edu.


(honorable mention), Jackie Owens (honorable
mention), Danielle Yost (fourth place); back -
Matt Keen (fourth place), Kayla Sullivan (honor-
able mention), Kendall Thurn (honorable men-
tion); not pictured John Barwick (fourth place).
-- (Photo provided by Union Academy)


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Most people are mirrors, reflect-
ing the moods and emotions of
the times; few are windows,
bringing light to bear on the
dark corners where troubles
fester. The whole purpose of
education is to turn mirrors into
windows.
-Sydney J. Harris
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Scout Pack #144 Stacks Up Food

For Care Center of Lake Wales


Cub Scouts and Webelos from
Pack 144, sponsored by the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-
day Saints in Lake Wales, filled
three bins of non-perishable
foods for The Care Center of
Lake Wales during the annual
Scouting For Food campaign.
"The people just gave and
gave," said Webelo Leader Lou-
ise Brown, who planned the
event held in front of the Winn-
Dixie store on State Road 60 in
Lake Wales.
People were asked to buy an


extra can or box of food as they
did their regular shopping. Many
brought out bags full of food.
Others gave donations and then
food was purchased with those
funds.
February is Scout Month.


Dens, packs, and troops plan
Blue and Gold banquets and
other events to celebrate the or-
ganization of the Boy Scout pro-
gram.


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greatest --- that you taught us about love.., about REAL love...
about love that is not always dressed up in bows, about love
in hardship, about love that endures when you're exhausted,
about love through the ordinary hours of ordinary days.
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every simple touch, inn every, small, unadorned act of duly or
kindness.
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actions.
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From frilly to manly, One of A Kind Lamps and Gifts offers a variety of
lighting, decorating and gift needs.
Name and address of company? One of A Kind Lamps and
Gifts, 330 East Parker Street, Bartow, 661-3945.
Owners' names? Tom and Mary Walkup, retired Navy veterans,
and Polk County natives.
Founding year? April of 2005.
Hours of operation? 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday,
and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Closed Sunday.
Type of business? One of A Kind has unique lamps both new and
old. There are lamps created from unusual objects with custom-
made shades as well as new lamps deigned to delight and surprise.
Gifts of all kinds including florals, wreaths, dolls, faux desserts
and drinks, angels and artwork from local designers fill every nook
and cranny in the store. One of A Kind also will do custom design-
ing and decorating for Christmas, special occasion parties and
events.
Why was this business opened? Did you see a need for the
service? Was it a lifelong dream? When the children left home,
the empty nest syndrome kicked in, and Walkup found himself
looking for something to do. The couple pooled their talents and
started making bottle lamps out of their home. Soon the "little"
lamp business expanded to other things and outgrew the house,
and the couple found a place to open up shop. They painted and
decorated, created and schemed until their little shop was unique.
Walkup began creating the "guy" things Crown Royal lamps,
fishing pole lamps and fire extinguisher lamps, while Mrs. Walkup
created frilly things like collectible doll lamps, custom-made vases
with flowers, and faux cakes and drinks.
Favorite part about the business? Using ingenuity to make
startling and creative things. The couple likes collecting gifts and
decorative objects and delight in the people they have met in their
Travels and in their store.


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place on Feb. 13, at 1395 East Main Street in
Bartow.0The property for L.J.'s Diner and Lounge
was purchased last year by Nick Mallas, to start
a restaurant as a legacy for him and his sons, Va-
silis, Peter, Hercules and Evangelos. All of his
sons work at the restaurant, with the exception
of Evangelos, who is serving in the Marines.
This is Malla's sixth restaurant, having opened
restaurants in Miami, North Miami, Fort Lauder-
dale and finally ending up in Polk County, where
he plans to stay, he said. Mallas studied the busi-
ness at FIU, a restaurant and hotel university in


YUMMY Fresh fruit and veggies are known
to be essential to good health, but they've brought
added benefits to. the patients of All Children's
Hospital. On Feb. 16, representatives from Publix
Super Markets toured the hospital and presented
staff with a check for $20,191.92. Those present-
ing the check were (from left) Publix representa-
tive Shannon Patten, Stephanie Hall of All Chil-
dren's Hospital, and Publix representatives Mike
Kruzlic and Bill Walters. The money was raised
through sales of selected fresh fruit and vegetable


Miami. He says the key to a restaurant's success
is to make everything from scratch, and make it
fresh.. Mallas cut the ceremonial ribbon during
with assistance from (from left) Chamber Ambas-
sador Linda 'Culpepper, Bartow City Manager
Joe DeLegge, Chamber Ambassador Barbara
Newell, Bartow City Commissioner Pat Huff,
Chamber Ambassador Mary Jordan, Cal Adams,
Peter Mallas, Bartow Vice Mayor Brian Hinton,
Nick Mallas, Vasilis Mallas, Chamber President
Anita Stasiak, Community Redevelopment
Agency Executive Director Jim Duane and Cham-
ber Ambassador Ruth Trainor. Mallas said
"L.J.'s" stands for "Little John's." (Photo pro-
vided by the Bartow Chamber)


products at Publix locations as part of the 2006
Produce for Kids campaign. Now in its fifth year,
the annual PFK campaign promotes the impor-
tance of adding more fruits and vegetables to
children's daily diets while raising funds for local
children's hospitals that are members of the Chil-
dren's Miracle Network. In Tampa and St. Pe-
tersburg, the Children's Miracle Network pro-
ceeds are directed to All Children's Hospital. For
more information, log onto www.producefor
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Business & Finance


Be Aware Of Tax Filing Scams


CHERYL CREIDER (second from left) was
selected as Mosaic Minerals North Employee of
the Month for February. Ms. Creider is assistant
to the environmental superintendent for Mining
East, and has been with the company for almost
eight years. She was nominated by her supervi-
sor, Linda Weber, who described her as "a key
player with helping to troubleshoot and imple-
ment the new Maximo system. She has been an
invaluable asset to the environmental depart-


BARTOW'S BEAUTIFUL, famous Stanford
Inn has earned another distinction. Owners
George and Carole Robertson-Burnett received
the "white glove award" by the Superior Small
Lodging program, a part of theCentral Florida


ment as well as to other departments who con-
sulted her for her Maximo expertise." Ms. Creider
also was a member of the Hookers Prairie United
Way committee and helps with various commu-
nity projects for Mosaic. She is pictured with
(from left): Diane Knight, Recognition Team
member, Ms. Weber and Dave Spedden, Hookers
Prairie Mine manager. (Photo provided by Mo-
saic)


Visitors and Convention Burea. The award is
given to inns offering high quality service. Stan-
ford Inn was one of only two inns in the county to
be so recognized. For information visit www.supe-
riorsmall lodging.com. (Staff photo)


Be Safe And Have Fun This Spring Break


For many college students,
spring break at the beach is the
reward for months of study dur-
ing the long, cold winter.
As irresistible as it may seem
to overindulge in sun and fun,
don't break up the party with a
trip to. the emergency depart-
ment.
Dr. Brian Keaton, president of
the American College of Emer-
gency Physicians (ACEP), says
emergency physicians see many
serious injuries during spring
break, and advance planning
and common sense should be as
essential to a student's travel
plans as a bikini and a boogie
board.
"The fastest way to ruin a
good vacation is to overdo it,
whether that means excessive
sun exposure, sports injuries, or
overindulgence in alcohol," said
Dr. Keaton. "Every year, emer-
gency physicians treat college
students who have left good
judgment behind, along with
their textbooks."
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time:
If you are under the legal
drinking age, don't drink alcohol.
If you are of legal drinking
age, drink responsibly, and
never combine alcohol with driv-
ing, boating or swimming.
Do not get into a car with a
driver who has been drinking.
Wear a life jacket at all
times when boating.
Wear sunscreen with the
maximum level of sun protec-
tion, and plan outdoor activities
for before 10 a.m. and after 3
p.m.
Drink plenty of water, espe-
cially when in the sun or perspir-
ing heavily.
*. Take it easy with athletic
activities after an inactive win-
ter and get training from a pro-
fessional, particularly for water
sports such as surfing and wa-
ter-skiing.
Swim with a buddy, even if
you are very experienced; be
aware of any rip tides in your
area and learn how to swim out
of one should you get caught.


Get enough sleep, as many
bad decisions are the result of
sleep deprivation.
The best protection against
sexually transmitted diseases
and unintended pregnancies is
abstinence. If you do have sex,
use a condom.
If traveling with a group, re-
sist the urge to "go along to get
along" if risky activities are sug-
gested.
Don't visit unfamiliar areas
by yourself, especially at night.
Take medications and proof
of insurance with you.
Program your cell phone
with I-C-E (in case of emer-
gency), and identify a person and
phone number that emergency
medical services can contact just
in case you do end up at the hos-
pital and cannot speak for your-
self.
"Emergency physicians were
all college students too at one
time," said Dr. Keaton. "We just
want you to enjoy your vacation
without a trip to the hospital."


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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.


As Floridians prepare to file
their annual tax returns, Attor-
ney General Bill McCollum
warned consumers about poten-
tial scams which are prevalent
during tax season.
Among the most common of
these is "phishing," which occurs
when individuals pose as Inter-
nal Revenue Service (IRS) em-
ployees and send consumers e-
mails seeking personal informa-
tion, allegedly for the purpose of
processing refunds. E-mail head-
ers generally appear official,
with language such as "Refund
Notice" or other innocuous sub-
ject lines.
These communications seek to
lure taxpayers into supplying
names, Social Security numbers,
credit card information and
other personal identification in-
formation.
The IRS does not send e-mails
asking for personal information
to process refunds.


Florida commercial tree own-
ers whose trees were lost or
damaged due to 2005 Hurricanes
can now sign up for the 2005
Hurricanes Tree Assistance Pro-
gram (TAP), announced Farm
Service Agency (FSA) State Ex-
ecutive Director Kevin L. Kelley
said.
The sign-up ends on March
30, or 15 calendar days after be-
ing published in the Federal
Register whichever is later.
"Some nursery growers and
other commercial tree owners
suffered devastating financial
losses as the result of the 2005
hurricanes," Kelley said. "This
program compensates producers
for some of those losses so they
can continue to rebuild their
businesses and remain a viable
part of American agriculture."
The TAP program provides
payments to eligible owners of
commercially grown Christmas
trees, ornamental trees, nursery
trees, potted trees, bushes (in-
cluding shrubs) and vines grown
in the field that were lost or
damaged because of 2005 hurri-
canes Katrina, Ophelia, Rita or
Wilma. Hurricane Dennis is not
included.
USDA's Commodity Credit
Corporation (CCC) will provide
payments to eligible producers in
certain counties of Alabama, Ar-
kahsas, Florida, Louisiana, Mis-
sissippi, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
USDA's Farm Service Agency
(FSA) will administer the funds
on behalf of CCC.
Eligible counties in Florida
are Bay, Brevard, B.roward, Cal-
houn, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto,
Escambia, Franklin, Glades,
Gulf, Hardee, Hendry, High-
lands, Hillsborough, Holmes, In-
dian River, Jackson, Lee, Lib-
erty, Manatee, Martin, Miami-
Dade, Monroe, Okaloosa,
Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola,
Palm Beach, Polk, St. Lucie,
Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Volusia,
Wakulla, Walton, and Washing-
ton.
To receive benefits, producers
must also meet other eligibility
requirements.
To sign up for TAP, commer-
cial tree owners should contact
or visit their local FSA or U.S.
Department of Agriculture
(USDA) Service Center.


Consumers can visit the agen-
cy's website at
http://www.IRS.gov and click
on "Where's My Refund" to check
on the status of their refunds.
Another scheme which often
surfaces during tax season is an
e-mail campaign from counter-
feit charities seeking contribu-
tions. The simulated "charities"
then claim the contributions will
reduce the consumers' tax liabil-
ity.
Social Security refund scams
also are common, which are
based on offers of social security
tax refunds, even though no such
refund exists.
In this scheme, an offer is
made to file the refund for a fee
to the consumer of which a per-
centage of the anticipated refund
is requested up front.
Attorney General McCollum
offered the following recommen-
dations to consumers in order for
them to avoid falling prey to tax


Producers must provide all
available documentation in order
to receive payments; however,
USDA understands that some
producers may have little docu-
mentation of their losses due to
hurricane devastation.
Producers may not receive
benefits if they already received
payments made under other fed-
eral programs for the same
losses.
Last year, USDA announced
$2.8 billion in aid to assist vic-
tims of the 2005 hurricane sea-
son. USDA provided approxi-
mately $1.2 billion of those funds
through nine disaster programs.
A TAP fact sheet includes a
list of eligible counties in each
state and is available online
along with other disaster pro-
gram information at
http://www.fsa.usda.gov; click on
Disaster Assistance Programs.

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


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time scammers:
Never give out personal
identification information to
anyone who is soliciting money.
Do not respond to e-mails
asking for information relating
to refunds. The IRS's website is
the legitimate source for check-
ing on refund status.
Do not give third parties
money for income taxes on
prizes. A legitimate prize dis-
tributor must send prize recipi-
ents the IRS form 1099 which
states the value of the prize won
and must be filed with a con-
sumer's tax return.
Research charities before
sending them money and do not
respond to e-mail solicitations
for money. The Better Business
Bureau has a charity research
page at http://www.bbb.org
which helps identify legitimate
charities.
Do not let anyone purport-
ing to be an agent for the IRS
into your home unless he or she
has proper identification.
Consumers who believe they
may be victims of fraud may con-
tact the Attorney General's
fraud hotline at 1-866-9-NO-
SCAM (1-866-966-7226) or file a
complaint online at http://myflor-
idalegal.com.

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Ever since we can remember, you've always been right there
with just the hug we neeed-- the one that driedour tears, made
us smile, or showed us love.
Over the years, we've learned a ot from your hugs -- im-
portant lessons that we carry in our hearts... ike how amazing
kindness is, how something as simple as listening can mean so much...
andhow fucky we are tEat you are our Granny.
'We wiff always love you andwifll iss you more than you'll
ever know.


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Sports News



Jackets Baseball Team Off to a Perfect Start


By NEAL DUNCAN
Sports Correspondent

Coming off a very successful
season in 2006, which included
being the district and regional
runner-up, the Bartow Yellow
Jacket baseball team is begin-
ning the season with a bang.
Bartow's record is 3-0 (2-0 in
district) with the Jackets scoring
31 runs in their first three
games.
The Jackets are led by first-
year coach Tom Pfister who
takes over the program after the
departure of Eric Danapilis, who
left to become the head coach at
Michigan City Community Col-
lege in Indiana.
Bartow opened it season with
an 18-1 thrashing of district op-
ponent Spoto. Next the Jackets
took on a very talented Lake
Gibson team, with Bartow pre-
vailing 2-1.
On Tuesday,-Feb. 20, Bartow
traveled to Lake Wales to take
on the rival Highlanders.
After Bartow went down in or-
der in the top of the first inning,
Lake Wales jumped out to an
early lead by scoring one run in
the bottom half of the first.
After a scoreless second in-
ning Bartow's bats came alive.
With two runners already on
base, senior center fielder Joey
Manning belted a two-run sin-
gle, scoring Ambrose Young and
Josh Allen.
Manning would come around
to score on a double off the bat of
senior first baseman Jason Hig-
don.
The Jackets would score their
fourth and final run of the in-
ning on a double by junior right
fielder Josh Register that scored
Higdon from second.


In bottom of the third Bartow
junior pitcher Kelly Green held
the Highlanders scoreless. The
Jackets failed to score in the top
of the fourth, but did give' one
run back to Lake Wales in the
bottom of the inning making the
score 4-2.
The inning could have been
disastrous if not for the smooth
6-4-3 double play turned by Josh
Allen, Brent Delph and Higdon.
The double play was turned just
after Lake Wales had loaded the
bases with no outs.
With one run scoring on the
play, the Jackets got the next
batter to fly out to center field
with Manning making the catch
.to end the threat.
Bartow manufactured two
more runs in the fifth inning
with good base running by Man-
ning and timely hitting by Regis-
ter and Green. The score now
stood at what seemed to be a
comfortable 6-2 lead for the
Jackets.
Unfortunately for Bartow,
Lake Wales is a very good team
that was there to play seven full
innings.
The Highlanders continued to
battle scoring two runs of their
own in the fifth to make the
score 6-4 after five complete.
The sixth inning would be the
best for Bartow with the Jackets
scoring five runs. The inning
started harmlessly with two
quick Bartow. outs followed by
Delph and Allen each walking.
This brought up Manning who
has already signed with Vander-
bilt University on a baseball
scholarship. After a wild pitch
moving the runners over, Lake
Wales gave Manning the open
base with the intentional walk.
With the bases loaded, a pitch
hit Higdon, giving him the RBI


the hard way. Register was next
up for Bartow; after running the
count to 3-1, Register singled to
center scoring two runs.
With the score now 9-4, the
Jackets would get two free runs
with the Lake Wales pitcher
tossing a wild pitch and the de-
fense making an error.
The score was now 11-4, cer-
tainly in the bag for the Jackets
right? Not so fast the High-
landers weren't done yet, scoring
three runs in the bottom of the
sixth and two more in the sev-
enth inning.
The Highlanders actually
brought the winning run to the
plate before Bartow finally made
the last out in a 11-9 game the
lasted nearly three hours.
The wining pitcher for the
Jackets was Green, with Higdon
getting the save. Bartow was led
by Register with four RBIs and
Higdon and Manning with two
RBIs apiece.
After giving up so many runs
in game, Head Coach Pfister was
asked how long it would take to
get the pitching staff into a
starting rotation.
"We are a work in progress.
We are still looking at some JV
kids and we are just going to
take it one step at a time," he
said.
"Our pitchers didn't pitch
badly. Lake Wales is a good hit-
ting team that is very well
coached."
The Jackets hit the field again
on Friday, Feb. 23, at home
against Tampa Jesuit at 7:30
p.m.
When asked if he thinks Jes-
uit is still the team to beat in the
district, Pfister said, "We will
find out on Friday. Last year is
last year, we are just looking for-
ward to playing the season."


Relay For Life Meeting Tonight


Calling all teams!
The Bartow Relay For Life
event will take place on Friday
and Saturday, April 13-14, and
will have a few new surprises
with the most important one be-
ing the event has a new home.
"With the current situation at
Bartow Memorial Stadium, we
have decided for at least this
year to move the event to Sum-
merlin Park at Wilson Lake,"
said Event Chairman Candy
Grubbs. "We talked about it and
we are getting really excited
about the possibilities and the
new opportunities this opens for
the event."
Ms. Grubbs said that 37
teams have already signed up for
the event. As is the case every


year, the teams pick out their
team campsite in the order they
register in.
Any teams not currently, reg-
istered should attend the next
team meeting this evening at
5:30, at Associate Reformed
Presbyterian Church in Bartow.
Anyone needing more infor-
mation on the Bartow Relay For
Life can contact Ms. Grubbs at
533-8432 or Event Co-Chairman
Dixie Yost at 534-8383.
Relay For Life is the signa-
ture event of the American Can-
cer Society.
For more information on Re-
lay or other American Cancer
Society activities, contact the
ACS office at 688-2326.


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JOEY MANNING (#12) SLUGS one out for a
two-RBI single for the first runs of the night
against the Lake Wales Highlanders. Manning is


Golf


Bartow Women's Golf Associa-
tion had two matches during the
last few weeks.
On Feb. 3, 4, and 6, Yvonne
Cole won with +7 strokes and
Pat Lowery and Kelly White tied
for second with +4 strokes in a
quota points match.
For the Divine Niners, Jane
Klitzing won with -4 strokes.
On Feb. 10, 11, and 13, Kelly
White and Ethel Smith tied for
first with +5 strokes in a quota
points match. Yvonne Cole,
Linda Keith, and Susan Prevatt
tied for third with +4 strokes.
For the Divine Niners, Jane
Klitzing won with -1 strokes.

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Lighting for a soccer com-
plex in Lake Wales, $100,000.
Mechanical, electrical and
plumbing work on the 1919 Lake
Wales School/Performing Arts
auditorium, $100,000.
Purchase of display cabinets
for the Polk County Historical
Museum, $10,000.
The point of the grants was to
offer groups the opportunity to
improve facilities in cities and
schools, for the residents of all of
Polk County, Mark Jackson,
MSTU advisory committee vice
chairman, said.


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board.
Agreed to retain the Polk
Community College Corporate
College director to conduct a
four-hour planning retreat for
the commission.
Accepted for city mainte-
nance of the roads and other
infrastructure in Wind Meadows
Subdivision on E.F. Griffin Road.
Passed on first reading of an
ordinance to approve the final
plat of Bridgeport Subdivision,
Phase II, a six-lot development
on the north side of Lyle
Parkway. Hinton abstained
because he has a business rela-


"We stretch the dollars and
make stakeholders of our munic-
ipalities. This is great for the cit-
izens. It creates healthier resi-
dents and gives children some-
thing to do."
While the projects were
approved unanimously,
Commissioner Jean Reed asked
that more of the dollars be used
on county land, as the funding
comes from residents of the coun-
ty, not the cities.
Commissioner Jack Myers
said all leagues at facilities
receiving county money must
charge the same fees for county
residents as for city residents.


tionship with the owner, Nelle
Kennedy Stuart Terry.
Passed on final reading an
ordinance authorizing the city to
buy a parcel of land at 1020
Wabash St. from Johnny L. and
Iola Jones for $13,400. Johnny
Jones thanked the city for buying
the land to help resolve drainage
problems in the area, and asked
that the retention pond be fenced
to prevent littering, and that
neighbors be allowed to land-
scape the pond. Longworth said
that a house on the property,
built by the late L.B. Brown, may
be moved next to the L.B. Brown
House on Second Avenue.


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Date: March 14, 2007 Time: 4:00 PM -5:00 PM
Location: Regency Medical Center, 101 Avenue 0, S.E., Winter Haven
Speaker: Dr. Scott Friedman, RetinalSpecialist

Burnout
Learn how to avoid getting burned out but keep the fires burning. Explore ways to
keep yourself refreshed and renewed despite life's stressors.
Date: February 21, 2007 Time: 6:00 PM 7:00 PM
Location: Sweet Center Commons, 1201 First St South, Winter Haven
Speaker: Debbie Burton, ARNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner,
Winter Haven Hospital Behavioral Health Division

Children and Anxiety
This workshop will focus on teaching parents and teachers how to understand
children's anxiety disorders. Learnto recognize symptoms of children's anxiety.
Understand the latest techniques (e.g. progressive muscle relaxation, visual imagery,
hypnotherapy, EMDR, aromatherapy) used to reduce and stabilize children's anxiety
levels.
Date: June 5,2007 Time: 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
Location: Sweet Center Commons, 1201 First St South, Winter Haven
Speaker: Meena Mohan, LCSW,
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Children and Self Esteem
This workshop will focus on improving children's self-image. Learn to identify this
special group of children who exhibit self-defeating behaviors. Explore strategies that
elevate children's self esteem and build positive and consistent self- image.
Date: June 19, 2007 Time: 6:30 PM -7:30 PM
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Balance Screening
The sessions will be run by a physical therapist and give you information of what
contributes to balance, a screening of your balance ability, and some suggestions on
improving your balance. Registration is required for this free screen.
Date: March 20,2007
11me: 9:30 AM -11:00 AM or 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
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education lectures. These informative topics are focused on those people who have
lung disease. Friends and family members are also encouraged to attend.
Date: April 4,2007 Time: 1:00 PM
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Also available: an individualized Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program for those with
Chronic Lung Disease. Endurance training, education and instruction is given by
qualified respiratory therapists and a multidisdplinary team that varies with the
individual needs of the client The program is 5 weeks long, meeting twice weekly and
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Sports News


Polk Senior Games Schedules Two Weeks of Competition


Polk Senior Games 15th anni- At the first opening in 1992, Qualifying competitors at
versary theme is "The Spirit Blair brought in the torch on state games may advance to
Lives On." skis at Cypress Gardens. This National Senior Games w
The spirit lives on in the peo- year, he will be honorary grand are held every other year
ple the people who compete, marshal and give out bananas. 2007 Polk Senior Game
volunteer, support and enjoy the Nearly 50 competitors and Schedule
Games. volunteers who have been in- Saturday, Feb. 24
The spirit lives on in the re- volved with the Games all 15 9 a.m. opening cereir
cord 2,450 seniors, who have en- years will be presented with me- Lake Region High School, E
tered the Games for fun, meeting dallions. Lake
people, renewing acquaintances, At the end of the Games, corn- 9 a.m. -track, after o
trying new things, reviving ac- petitors, volunteers, their family ing ceremony, Lake Region H
tivities of youth, competitive- and friends will be treated to the School, Eagle Lake
ness, staying active, playing, and annual closing celebration on 9 a.m. softball, West
sense of accomplishment. Sunday, March 11, at The Lake- Complex, Lakeland I
The spirit lives on in the land Center. The celebration is 1 p.m. swimming,'L
hearts of over 400 volunteers the only time during the Games land Family YMCA, Lakelan
who make the Games possible. where participants from all Sunday, Feb. 25 '
The Games are Olympic-style sports gather together to social- 9 a.m. softball, West
competition for men and women ize and swap tales of their Complex, Lakeland
50 and older. Most events are achievements. 9 a.m. swimming, L
grouped by gender in five-year The celebration will feature a land Family YMCA, Lakelan
age increments. Gold, silver, and parade of the 15-year competi- 2 p.m. senior sma
bronze medals are presented in tors and volunteers lead by the First Baptist Church, Bartow
each event and age division. Thunderbolt Cheerleaders and Monday, February 26
Polk County residency is not entertainment from the talent 8 a.m. tennis singles
required. show entrants as well as a mini- gin, Edgewood Courts, Lakel
Games include badminton, health fair, goody bags, souve- 8 a.m. women's
basketball shooting, basketball nirs, door prizes, and the presen- Schalamar Creek Golf Cou
three-on-three, billiards, bocce, station of special awards. Lakeland
bowling, bridge, checkers, crib- The health fair begins at 1 9 a.m. shufflebo;
bage, ballroom and social danc- p.m. and the ceremony begins at men's singles, Lake Parker P
ing, square dancing, darts, 2 p.m. It is open to the public Lakeland
euchre, field events, fishing, golf and admission and parking are 2 p.m. square danc
18-hole and putt & chip, free. Lake Ashton Clubhouse, L
Horseshoes, lawn bowling, Gold, silver, and bronze med- Wales
pepper, pickleball, punt-pass- als will be awarded to the first, Tuesday, Feb. 27
kick, racquetball, road race 5K, second and third place finishers 8 a.m. tennis doubles
Scrabble, senior smarts, skeet in each age group and event. gins, Edgewood Courts, L
and trap shooting, shuffleboard, Results will be posted at land
softball, swimming, table tennis, www.polkseniorgames.org the 8 a.m. men's golf,
talent show, tennis, track, and day after an event. 50-64 and 75 and over, Sch
walking. Polk Senior Games is sanc-' mar Creek Golf Course
Games will be held from Sat- tioned to qualify participants to 9 a.m. shuffleboa
urday, Feb. 24 to Sunday, March advance to the Florida State women's singles, Lake Par
11 at various locations through- Senior Games Championship Park, Lakeland
out Polk County. which are held in December. 1 p.m. men's golf,
Registration began the first Qualifying events are: badmin- 65-74, Schalamar Creek (
week of January and ended Feb. ton, basketball shooting, basket- Course, Lakeland
9. There is no late or on-site reg- ball three-on-three, bowling, 1 p.m. checkers,
istration. field events, golf 18-hole, horse- Meade Community Center
Everyone who registered will shoes, racquetball, shuffleboard, Wednesday, Feb. 28
receive a T-shirt specially de- softball, swimming, table tennis, 8 a.m. tennis, Edgew
signed by local artist Chryssie tennis and track. Courts, Lakeland
Tavrides. Open events at the state 9 a.m. shuffleboard d
The Games begin with an games that do not require quali- bles, Lake Parker Park, L;
opening ceremony before the fiction are billiards, bridge, land
track meet at Lake Region High cribbage, pickleball, and road 9 a.m. cribbage doub
School on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 9 race 5K. Fifteen other sports are
a.m. "Banana" George Blair will not offered at the Florida State
make an encore appearance. Senior Games.



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Auburndale Civic Center
1 p.m. trap shooting,
Lakeland Rifle and Pistol Club
1 p.m. cribbage singles,
Auburndale Civic Center
Thursday, March 1
8 a.m. tennis mixed dou-
bles begin, Edgewood Courts
8 a.m. fishing, Tenoroc
Fish Management Area, Lake-
land
.* 10 a.m. lawn bowling
mixed/ladies pairs, Lake Parker
Park, Lakeland
S 1 p.m. punt, pass and
kick, Bartow High School Sta-
dium
Friday, March 2
8 a.m. tenriis, Edgewood
Courts, Lakeland
9 a.m. bocce, Ages 50-69
Carefree Country Club, Winter
Haven
9 a.m. duplicate bridge,
Winter Haven Bridge Center
10 a.m. lawn bowling
mixed/ladies pairs, Lake Parker
Park, Lakeland
1 p.m. bocce, ages 70 and
over, Carefree Country Club,
Winter Haven
S2 p.m. party bridge, Win-
ter Haven Bridge Center
Saturday, March 3
9 a.m. field events, Bar-
tow High School Stadium
2 p.m. dancing, The
Hamptons Club House, Auburn-
dale
Sunday, March 4
2 p.m. euchre, Bartow
Civic Center
Monday, March 5
9 a.m. putt & chip, men,
Highland Fairways, Lakeland
9 a.m. badminton, Kelly
Recreation Center, Lakeland
9 a.m. pickleball singles,
Solivita
1 p.m. putt & chip,
women, Highland Fairways,


Lakeland
1 p.m. pickleball doubles,
Solivita
1 p.m. eight-ball bil-
liards, men 60-79, Wally's Bil-
liards, Lakeland
2:30 p.m. eight-ball bil-
liards, men 50-59, 80+, women,
Wally's Billiards, Lakeland
Tuesday, March 6
9 a.m. pickleball mixed
doubles, Solivita
9 a.m. table tennis, sin-
gle, double, mixed double,
Haines City Community Center
1 p.m. nine-ball billiards,
Wally's Billiards, Lakeland
2 p.m. talent show, Flor-
ida Southern College
Wednesday, March 7
9 a.m. bowling, women's
singles, Interstate Lanes, Lake-
land
9 a.m. basketball shoot-
ing, Albert Kirkland Gym, Lake
Wales -
1 p.m. bowling, men's
singles, Interstate Lanes, Lake-
land
1 p.m. skeet shooting,
Lakeland Rifle & Pistol Club
2 p.m. pepper, Bramble
Ridge Community Room, Lake-
land
Thursday, March 8
9 a.m. horseshoes, Rotary
Park, Winter Haven
9 a.m. bowling, men's
doubles, Interstate Lanes, Lake-
land
10 a.m. racquetball sin-
gles and doubles, Lakeland Fam-
ily YMCA
1 p.m. bowling, women's
doubles, Interstate Lanes, Lake-
land
Friday, March 9
9 a.m. bowling, Mixed
Doubles, Interstate Lanes, Lake-
land


9 a.m. Scrabble, Mul-
berry Civic Center
2 p.m. darts, Medulla
Baptist Church, Lakeland
Saturday, March 10
8 a.m. road race 5K, Bar-
tow High School Stadium
9:30 a.m. walking 5000
meter, Bartow High School Sta-
dium
9 a.m. basketball three-
on-three, Kelly Recreation Cen-
ter, Lakeland
11 a.m. walking 1500 Me-
ter, Bartow High School
Sunday, March 11
1 p.m. health fair,
Youkey Theatre, Lakeland Cen-
ter
2 p.m. closing ceremony,
Youkey Theater, Lakeland Cen-
ter




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By MARK KING
Sports Correspondent
It was another night where
things didn't quite go right for
the Bartow High School Lady
Jackets last Monday when the
Bloodhounds defeated the Bugs
5-4 in a long 12-inning softball
contest at Auburndale High
School.
But it was a night that saw
vast improvement overall in the
team's effort.
"I saw a lot of good things out
there tonight Head Coach
Glenn Rutenbar said. "This was
the first game so far this season
I thought we actually played
well."
One big reason for the boost


A new $32 million academic
building on the Polk Community
College/University of South Flor-
ida Lakeland will be dedicated
on Monday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m.
The event will feature brief
speeches by PCC President Dr.
Eileen Holden, USF President
Dr. Judy Genshaft, and Dr. Mar-
shall Goodman, USF'vice presi-
dent and Lakeland campus ex-
ecutive officer.
The master of ceremonies will
be Kristen Dailey, president of
USF Lakeland student govern-
ment and a PCC graduate. Lake-
land Mayor Ralph "Buddy"
Fletcher and several other local
dignitaries will participate and
attend the event.
The ultra-modern structure
known as the Lakeland Technol-
ogy Building (LTB) features a
large state-of-the-art teaching
auditorium, classrooms, com-
puter and science labs, offices,
and ancillary student support fa-
cilities.
Like the rest of the Lakeland
campus, the new facility is used
by students, faculty and staff
from both PCC and USF.
Unlike the campus' other aca-
demic buildings, the new struc-
ture does not have a courtyard,
but is a traditional solid core


was the effort turned in by the
Bartow Bugs at the plate. Diana
Thompson had three hits as did
Gwen Jones. Jones also scored
once and had two stolen bases.
But the big Bug batting boost
came from Brandice Brown, who
was brought up from the JV
squad for this game. Brown, now
known as the Bartow Bomber,
cranked out a double and a two-
run homer that accounted for all
of the Bugs' scoring.
Sami Burton started the
pitching duties for the Yellow
Jackets and went three and one-
third innings.
Then Candace Howell took
over the duties for the next eight
and two-thirds.
Tonight, it's game time again


building featuring floor to ceiling
windows.
A key design element is the
large interior hallway or atrium
that extends up to the roof of the
building and the extensive use of
glass that fills the center of the
building with light.
The central hallway also di-
vides the structure with PCC
classrooms and offices on one
side and USF facilities 'on the
other, making it easy for stu-
dents to navigate.


at The Hive when the Lady
Highlanders of Lake Wales come
marching into One Bug Place to
try and exact revenge on their
old nemesis from Bartow.
The JV Baby Bugs start
things rolling with a game at
5:30 p.m., followed by the varsity
at 7:30.
On Friday, BHS travels to
Naples in an annual clash of the
two best softball programs in the
state.
Next Wednesday, it's a rare
double-header for the varsity
team when the Wildcats of
McKeel roar into town.

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culturist and spokesperson for
the National Gardening
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Chief Gardening Officer for the
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Great New Perennial

Flowers & Shrubs


Each year I vow not to expand
my perennial garden because it's
already too crowded. Still, each
spring I succumb to the desire for
new plants. It's tough when there
are so many great new perennial
flowers and shrubs to choose
from. Below I describe five really
intriguing new varieties. They
grow best in full sun or part
shade and are hardy in USDA
zones 5 through 9 unless other-
wise noted. Give them a try!
Merlot coneflower "One
really hot group of new perenni-
als is the coneflowers
(Echinacea)," says Leonard Perry,
perennial flower specialist at the,
University of Vermont. "New
coneflower varieties come in some
really exciting colors such as red,
orange, yellow, and pink, in addi-
tion to the standard purple or
white. They're also widely adapt-
ed for growing in most parts of
the country."
The latest addition to the cone-
flower family features an unusual
stem color. Echinacea purpurea
'Merlot' grows three feet tall, pro-
duces sturdy, deep-wine-colored
stems and fragrant five-inch-
diameter flowers that are great
for cutting. The stem color con-
trasts nicely with the rose-pink
daisy-like flowers. It's hardy to
USDA zone 4.


Blue Moon wisteria -
Gardeners in cold climates often
yearn to grow wisteria. The vines
may survive cold winters, but
they don't flower reliably. But
this new Minnesota-bred variety
is hardy to -40 degrees F (USDA
zone 3)! It not only flowers every
year, but blooms repeatedly, two
or three times per season.
Branches of Wisteria
macrostachya 'Blue Moon' grow
up to 25 feet long and produce
fragrant blue flowers. It needs
minimal pruning just enough
to shape the vine.
My Monet weigela Weigela
is a spring-flowering shrub that
typically grows up.to six to seven
feet tall and wide. If you love
weigela but have only a balcony
or patio for gardening, welcome
Weigela 'My Monet' to your home!
It grows just 18 inches tall and
wide and features green, pink,
and white variegated leaves.
After the pink, trumpet-shaped
flowers pass, the colorful foliage
keeps on delivering until frost.
'My Monet' is hardy to USDA zone
4.
Berry Exciting corydalis -
Plants with yellow leaves have
become a favorite of breeders over
the past 10 years. New introduc-
tions such as 'Goldmound' spirea
and 'Golden' mock orange bright-


en shady areas and offer stirring
contrast between flowers and
foliage. Corydalis 'Berry Exciting'
joins this stimulating group. In
spring, spikes of purple flowers
rise above the ferny golden
foliage. This creeping groundcov-
,er reaches just a foot tall and
thrives in semi-shade.
SPink Octopu' campanula -
Campanulas, or bellflowers, are
common perennials, but this new
one is unusual. The pink petals
resemble the long legs of an octo-
pus as they weep down from the
deeply cut leaves, giving this 15-
inch plant an eerie appearance.
Campanula punctata 'Pink
Octopus' shows best planted in
the front of a border or in a con-
tainer where you can admire it's
exotic blooms.


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Gardening is dirty business,
but that's a good thing because
building healthy soil is essential
for growing productive flowers,
vegetables, and herbs. Orie of
the best ways to improve your
soil is to add compost. While not
high in fertilizer value, compost
has many benefits, including
making nutrients more avail-
able to plants, improving water
drainage on clay soils, and
retaining water on sandy soils.
Fall is a great time to make or
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.garden beds'.

Buying Compost
First you need to know how
much compost to add. For exist-.
ing flower and vegetable gar-
dens, work in a 1- to 2-inch-
thick layer of compost in spring
or fall. For a new garden on poor
soil, add a thicker layer.

The easiest way to apply
compost to a small garden is to
buy bags. Bagged compost is
usually sterilized and free of
weed seeds. While more expen-
sive than buying in bulk, buying
compost in bags is more conve-
nient.


For larger gardens, buy com-
post in bulk. Many garden cen-
ters, nurseries, and even munic-
ipalities sell bilk compost. Get
to know your compost before
buying it. The compost should
be dark colored with an earthy
smell and some small chunks of
organic matter. Avoid foul-
smelling compost or compost
with large amounts of undecom-
posed material. To haul it, con-
sider finding a friend with .a
pick-up truck to share a load.

Making Your Own
The cheapest way to get com-
post is to make your own. "Not
only do you get the satisfaction
of knowing what's in your com-
post, you save money by not
paying to haul your yard waste
away, and help the environment
by not filling up the local land-
fill," says Chip Tynan, horticul-
turist and composting teacher
at the Missouri Botanical
Garden in St. Louis. Fall is the
perfect time to make compost.
Your yard is loaded with com-
postable materials, such as
grass clippings, leaves, veg-
etable debris, and old plants.


To build a compost pile,
choose a spot near your garden
or kitchen so you can easily add
organic matter. Construct or
buy a 3- to 4- foot-wide and tall
container. Compost bins are typ-
ically constructed of wire, plas-
tic, or wood. Add a 4- to 6-inch-
thick layer of brown material
(chopped leaves, straw, hay) on
the bottom of the pile. Add a 2-
to 4-inch-thick layer of green
materials (grass clippings, veg-
etable plants, vegetable kitchen
scraps) on top of the brown
layer. (Avoid adding any meats
or oils since these will attract
animals.) Alternate layers,
moistening each one until the
pile fills the bin. Cover the bin
to prevent animals from enter-
ing and to keep the pile from
getting too wet.

The pile will heat up as it
decomposes. Once the pile has
cooled, mix and moisten the
materials, and the pile should
heat up again. Repeat this mix-
ing process a few times, and in a
few months you should have fin-
ished compost to use in your
garden.


Articles and photos courtesy of Family Features




Growing An Indoor Herb Garden


It may be cold and bleak out-
side, but that doesn't mean you
can't have a garden blooming
inside even without a green-
house. One of the most satisfying
winter gardening activities is
growing an indoor herb garden.
You can grow compact varieties of
culinary herbs that produce
enough leaves to spice up a win-
ter dish. Herbs are versatile, too.
"Certain herbs, such as lemon-
grass, rosemary and kaffir lime,
are essential for making ethnic
dishes, plus they can double as
houseplants in a well-lit room,"
says Rose Marie Nichols Magee,
president of Nichols Garden
Nursery.
Given the right amount of
light, water and fertilizer, and an
occasional pinching to promote
bushy growth, aromatic and culi-
nary herbs can thrive in your
home. Use them in soups, stews,
casseroles and salads, or create
potpourris and sachets. They'll
give your taste buds and nose a
teasing glimpse of the growing
season to come.

Choosing Herbs
If you like to cook, culinary


Basil


herbs such as basil, thyme and
sage are good options. If you just
want something that will tickle
your nose in winter, try aromatic
herbs such as mint, scented gera-
niums and lavender.
SThe amount of sun you get will
dictate what you can grow. If you
have a sunny, south-facing win-
dowsill, try growing sage, thyme
and nasturtiums. If you have an
east- or west-facing window, grow
mint, chives, parsley and scented
geraniums.
You also can grow sun-loving
herbs under grow lights. Set a
timer on the fixture to ensure
that plants get at least 12 hours
of light per day. Without adequate
lighting, plants will produce
many small, paper-thin leaves.
Leaves that get enough light will
be large and thick.
Plant herbs in individual pots,
large containers or planters that
fit on the windowsill. Pair tall
herbs, such as rosemary and
basil, with cascading herbs, such
as oregano and mint. Choose com-
pact varieties of popular herbs,
such as 'Fernleaf' dill and 'Spicy
Globe' basil.


Soil, Water and Fertilizer
Contrary to popular belief,
herbs need fertile, well-drained
soil to grow well, especially in
containers. Potting. soil should
drain easily, but will need extra
nourishment for the plants to
grow best. Supplement the soil
with weekly applications of a
diluted liquid fertilizer such as
fish emulsion. When the soil is
dry to the touch, water plants
until draining from the bottom of
the pot occurs.

Pest Control
You're not the only one who
enjoys the flavor of winter herbs
aphids, mealybugs, spider
mites and whiteflies may feast on
'them, too. If any of these unwel-
come visitors appears, apply
insecticidal soap as directed by
the product label. If your herbs
are in lightweight pots, cover pots
and soil with a plastic bag, sub-
merge just the foliage in a pail
filled with insecticidal soap and
water and swish around for a
minute or two. Repeat once or
twice per week for three to four
weeks to kill the pests and their
eggs.











2B The Polk County Democrat February 22, 2007


S.Religion News


Musings From God's Penman

Anna Nicole . We Barely Knew You


Jan and Phil Enloe


The Enloes Ministering

In Fort Meade Sunday


Phil and Jan Enloe will minis-
ter at First Assembly of God in
Fort Meade on Sunday, Feb. 25,
at 10:30 a.m.
Phil has sung with several top
named gospel groups, including
the Jr. Blackwood Brothers, the
Imperials, and 23 years with the
Couriers.
In 1970, he began concerts as a
soloist and earned a well-recog-
nized name throughout the
church world. He has recorded 14
solo albums, and he and Jan have
recorded seven albums together.
Phil can be seen on 12 Gaither
Homecoming videos.
They have ministered in all of
the United States and in 46
nations. Their television appear-
ances include CBN's 700 Club,
Trinity Broadcasting Network,
Jim Bakker's PTL Network, and


Canada's 100 Huntley Street.
The church is located at 211
Northeast Eighth Street.
For further information, call
285-7332.


The Dosses
In Concert
Saturday at
Christian Home
Christian Home Free Will
Baptist Church of Bartow will
host The Dosses in concert
Saturday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m.
The church is'locatedtat 112.5
Highway 17 South.
For more information, call the
church at 533-4737, or Pastor
Reginald Palmer at 533-7905.


By REV. JAMES L. SNYDER

Trying to relax and catch up
on what was happening in the
world, I was channel surfing and
getting more disgusted by the
moment.
No matter what channel or
what program I turned to, some-
thing of the Anna Nicole Smith
story found its way into the pro-
gram. It did not matter if it was
war news from Iraq or the snow-
storm in New York, somehow the
reporter managed to relate it to
Anna Nicole Smith.
This shows just how talented
these reporters really are. They
are able to take nothing and build
it into a story that can go on for
weeks on end. There is some evi-
dence suggesting they take their
apprenticeship as writers on soap
operas.
Jyst as I settled on a news
story, a shadow slid through the
doorway and behind that shadow
emerged the Gracious Mistress of
the Parsonage.
I knew she was a little dis-
turbed. Husbands have a sixth
sense, or is it a seventh sense,
about this sort of thing. For some
of us it's called survival. Knowing
when to duck just may save your
life.
The thing that really tipped
me off was the fact that she stood


there with both hands firmly
planted on her hips, eyes blazing
and her lips closed defiantly.
I knew someone was in trou-
ble. Was that someone me?
Then she spoke. "If I hear or
see another story about that
woman I think I will scream."
From her demeanor and the
tone of her voice, I knew she was
not making some empty threat
just to pass the time. I have
known this woman for a long time
and never once has she ever made
an empty threat.
And believe me, there have
been a multitude of threats
through the years, usually
focused in my direction. Secretly,
I felt sorry for the person who
would introduce the subject in her
hearing. I knew what was in store
for that person.
She then repeated her threat.
"The next time I hear that
woman's name I will scream."
I don't'know what came over
me. But somewhere deep inside
me something took this as a chal-
lenge. I don't know why, because I
have been a husband long enough
to realize such challenges only
bring harm to the person who
responds.
In spite of decades of experi-
ence, something came over me I
could not control, let alone
explain.


Gates of Zion's Rabbi Bernstein
Speaking in Lakeland Friday


Rabbi Jeff Bernstein, presi-
dent of Gates of Zion, will speak
Friday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m., at
Shoresh David Messianic
Synagogue, 4416 East C.R. 540-A
in Lakeland.
The service is free; an offering
will be collected.
Born in a Jewish home in
Brooklyn, Rabbi Bernstein began
a live call-in talk show in
Washington, D.C., in the 1980s,
speaking to the Jewish communi-
ty. He lived in the Soviet Union


for nearly 10 years, where he
established Messianic Jewish
congregations that are still thriv-
ing today, a spokesman said.
Today, he and his family serve
a network of Messianic Jewish
congregations in the Central
Asian republics of Kazakhstan,
Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan,
while reaching out to the large
population of 'Jewish people liv-
ing in the New'York Metro area.
For more information, visit
www.gatesofzion.net.


Normally, I try to get along
with everybody, especially the
other occupant of my house. I
know what the Bible says on the
subject, "a house divided cannot
stand."
Personally, I can't stand a
divided house.
A wise husband knows when to
keep silent. I have never been
accused of being wise.
Therefore, in this spirit, let me
see if I can add something to
Anna Nicole Smith's story and let
come what may.
I then began scrounging
around trying to figure out some
new angle or something that has
not been touched upon by the
news media concerning Anna
Nicole.
It turned out to be a much
harder task than I first envi-
sioned. I began having a new
respect for these news reporters.
After all, for almost a month they
have been titillating us with bits
and pieces of the Anna Nicole
story.
However, I believed if I put my
mind to this task I could come up
'with something new to arouse my
audience. The problem is, as I
have discovered, since 1993 every
side of Anna Nicole has been
exposed. And some sides more lit-
erally than others.
If there is a side we have not
seen, it probably does not exist.
All through her career, if you
want to call it that, she has made
it her business to expose herself
to the public.
In spite of, all this exposure
throughout the years, we really
do not know very much about
Anna Nicole.
One thing I discovered about
her that I did not know before,
and that is Anna Nicole is not her
real name. Go figure. What else
isn't real?
The more you delve into the
subject, the more you realize not
much about her is real. I'm won-
dering if the person who did the
autopsy found any original parts.


The big mystery surrounding
her is who is the father of her lit-
tle baby girl? Several people (and
the list gets longer every day),
have volunteered information
that it's very possible they could
be the father.
Of course, with a suspicious
mind like mine I'm wondering if
we really know who the mother of
the little baby is?
I have a sneaking suspicion
that we will never know the truth
about the details of her life and
death. Isn't it funny, the more
public exposure a person has, the
less the public knows about that
person?
And, the less the public knows
about the person the more the
public wants to know about that
person. I guess that's what
"celebrity" is all about.
I certainly have failed in my
quest of finding something new
about Anna Nicole Smith, but
there is another quest I have suc-
ceeded magnificently. That quest
concerns the true God.
"And we know that the Son of
God is come, and hath given us an
understanding, that we may
know him that is true, and we are
in him that is true, even in his
Son Jesus Christ. This is the true
God, and eternal life" I John 5:20
KJV.
To barely know God does
nobody any good.
Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor
of the Family of God Fellowship,
1471 Pine Road, Ocala, FL 34472.
He lives with his wife, Martha, in
Silver Springs Shores, and may
be contacted by phone at 352-687-
4240 or by e-mailing jamessny-
der2@att.net. The church website
is- wwuw.whatafellowship.com.
Reverend Snyder also is the host
of the radio program Sunday Joy,
heard each Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
on WOCA 1370 AM.


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In the 32nd chapter of Genesis, there is an intriguing
account of a wrestling match between Jacob and God, or possi-
bly an angel of God. Jacob wrestles with God all night long, and
at dawn, Jacob is told that he shall henceforth be called Israel,
for "you have striven with God and with many men, and have
prevailed" (Genesis 32.28). While the import of this story isn't
altogether clear, it is clear enough that Jacob's striving with
God is seen as a good thing. Another Old Testament figure who
struggles with God only argumentatively, his case against God
is a pretty good one. By God's own admission, Job is the most
upright man on earth, and yet, God allows Satan to take every-
thing from Job, including his property, his family and even his
health, over a wager with Satan. And thus Job calls God to
account for this. The very fact that the Book of Job is in the
Bible seemingly attests to the fact that God admires those who
would question and challenge Him.The standard, "pious" inter-
pretation of the Book of Job is that Job never questions his faith
in God, but patiently endures the many afflictions sent his way.
However, careful reading of this challenging book actually
reveals that the majority of the book is devoted to Job chal-
lenging God's justice, and as it were, wrestling with God.
Sometimes, our prayers can be a challenge to God and God is
alright with that. He's certainly big enough to handle any chal-
lenge.
Therefore I will not restrain my mouth; I will
speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in
the bitterness of my soul. R.S.V Job 7.11
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First Presbyterian Church


Celebrates 125 Years


Bartow's First Presbyterian
Church of Bartow will celebrate
its 125th anniversary Sunday,
Feb. 25.
. A reception and cutting of the
anniversary cake will follow the
morning services.
: After the American Civil War,
efforts were made by the
Northern and Southern
Presbyterian Church to organize
congregations in Central Florida.
Rev. William Gordon Flagler
Wallace, a circuit riding minister
for the Presbyterian Church U.S.
(South), gathered six persons in
1.882 to establish the First
Presbyterian Church of Bartow.
That same year, Bartow strug-
gled to find 25 voters to meet


state requirements for incorpora-
tion as a municipality.
The town's four-page newspa-
per, the Bartow Informant,
announced on Feb. 25, 1882, that
Reverend Wallace had formed a
Presbyterian Church with six
members. It was the third congre-
gation formed in Bartow follow-
ing the Methodist and Baptist
churches.
Worship was held at the
Hughes Opera House and the
county courthouse on Main
Street. Services were held month-
ly, as Reverend Wallace's circuit
extended over a wilderness land-
scape" boasting primitive roads to
Bowling Green and Wauchula.
Records indicate that the


founding members of the church
were John R. Richardson and
family, Olivia Smith, Melinda
Hyland, and A.P. McLeod. The
other two members, though not
mentioned by name, were likely
the wives of Richardson and
McLeod, according to Lloyd
Harris, history committee chair-
man for the church. Richardson
was the first elder.
Sunday's celebration will be
the first of many special events
planned to highlight and cele-
brate the 125th anniversary of
the church, located at 355 South
Florida Avenue.
Worship service begins at
10:15 a.m.


'Walking in Excellence'


Women's Conference Set


, Jerusalem Missionary Baptist
Church of Mulberry, where Dr.
Nathaniel B. Hill serves as pas-
tor, will host a Women's
Conference in the spring.
"Women Walking in
Excellence" is" scheduled for
Thursday, April 26, through
Sunday, April 29.
.-Group discussions will include
the aged, young adults, and
teens. Groups will meet simulta-
neously from 6 to 7:45 p.m., fol-
lowed by a sermon each night at 8
o'clock.
Noted themes for the confer-
ence will be "Women Walking in
Excellence for Ministry" on
Thursday, "Having a Forgiving
Spirit" on Friday; "How to Build
Your Home with Your Hands' on
Saturday, and "The Woman: A
Life Consecrated for Service," will
conclude the conference on
Sunday, followed by a commu-
nion/consecration service.
Keynote speakers and facilita-
tors for the conference will be Dr.
Dale H. Conaway, Dr. Karen D.
Taylor, Dr. Michelene MqFarland,
Minister Bobbie Hays, and
Brenda Kearse.


Dr. Conaway authored "Sex is
a Spiritual Act" and "Sex and the
Bible."
He is president and founder of
"Sword of the Spirit Ministries"
and CEO of Purity Press
Publishers. He has devoted more
than 21 years researching biblical
sexuality.
He and his wife, Carla, reside
in Atlanta, where they are mem-
bers of New Birth Missionary
Baptist Church.
Dr. Taylor is the shepherdess
and founder of Sabbath Days
Journey Christian Center, and is
CEO and founder of Karen D.
Taylor International Ministries of
Dallas. She has expounded the
word for more than 18 years,
traveling throughout the United
States and internationally to
Great Britain, Canada, and the
West Indies.
She was lead vocalist for the
Grammy nominated CD, "The
Storm is Over," singing "Trust
and Obey" for Bishop T.D. Jakes
and The Potter's House of Dallas.
Dr. McFarland of Abundant
Harvest Church in Altadena,
Calif., is a motivational and inspi-


rational speaker who says she
strives to "bring women into a
saving knowledge of God."
Dr. Kearse of Tampa is senior
director of middle schools for the
Polk County. School District. She
attends St. Mary Missionary
Baptist' Church. Her purpose in
life, she says, is to "make a differ-
ence and to be a blessing to oth-
ers."
Minister Bobbie Hays, a for-
mer resident of the Gulf Coast of
Biloxi, Miss., is a retired school
teacher of 21 years. She taught
high school and junior high school
English, but was called out to pre-
pare for ministry.
She is presently serving on the
ministerial staff at Jerusalem.
She has done graduate work at
the University of Mobile School of
Religion, where she had an oppor-
tunity to tour the Holy Land.
Jerusalem Missionary Baptist
Church is located at 306 Second
Avenue S.W.
For more information, call 425-
1802, visit the website
www.jmbchurch.org, or e-mail
jmbcl@verizon.net.


Bapti t Church
SFebruiary's Bible study pro-
gram in th thsingle young ladies
Sunday school class at First-
.Baptist Church of Fort Meade
-will conclude with "What Is
Worth Celebrating," Esther 8:1-
.10:3, this Sunday.
The theme of the Bible study
is "God Works Through Turmoil,"
.with four lessons in the book of
Esther.
Sunday school begins at 9:40
,a;m.
The church is located at 307
East Broadway (Highway 98).
For more information, call
:285-7151.

Gospel

Extravaganza

:Set March 3

In Bartow

Heroines of Jericho Worship
and Praise Service, Magnolia
Court #83 will be hosting their
:first Gospel Extravaganza on
*Saturday, March 3, at 6 p.m.,
With Minister William Cooper as
Master of ceremonies.
Admission is free.
;The event will feature praise
and worship with local singers
;and praise dancers.
The church is located at Mace-
'donia Missionary Baptist
SChurch, 1460 East Seminole
:Trail in Bartow. Pastor Derek
Baker.
To participate in the program,
contact Martha Jones at 533-
'9720.

Special Series

Planned at

Calvary Church

In Haines City

SA three-part series, entitled
"Across the Street and Around
Sthe World," will be launched Feb.
23-25 at Calvary First Assembly
Sof God Church in Haines City.
S-Evangelist Randy Brummitt
fwill.be the guest speaker.
S- Friday and Saturday services
will begin at 7 p.m., and Sunday's
service at 10:45 a.m. at the
:church, 4550 Johnson Avenue
East.
For more information, call the
church office at 863-229-8065.


"Financial Facts of Women"
will be presented by Financial
Planner Susan Musser of Smith
Barney at the next Christian
Women's Club of South Lakeland
luncheon, set Wednesday, March
7.
The event is held at The Club
at Eaglebrooke, from 11 a.m. to
12:30 p.m.
Music will be provided by
David Lyon, soloist, of Sarasota.
Barbara Kaercher of Largo is
guest speaker. Her topic is "This
Barbie had an extreme


makeover."
The cost is $16 inclusive. Free
childcare is available for
preschool children.
Reservations and cancellations
may be made by Sunday, March
4; however, walk-ins are welcome.
For further information, call
Freddie at 647-4349 or Martha at
701-8299, or e-mail FCsecy@tam-
pabay.rr.com.
Apart of Stonecroft Ministries,
Christian Women's Club is non-
denominational, and there are no
membership dues.


Live Beth Moore Simulcast

Hosted in Winter Haven


Author and Bible teacher Beth
Moore will speak to women
throughout North America in a
live satellite simulcast based on
her new book, "Get Out of That
Pit" (Integrity Publishers) on
Saturday, Feb. 24.
In a message entitled
"Straight Talk About God's
Deliverance," Moore will discuss
the fact that deliverance is for
everyone "no.matter how you
got stuck, no matter how long
you've been down, whether you
think you deserve it or not."
From her own personal experi-
ence, Moore will share the heal-
ing to be found in Jesus and will
present a message of hope.
"If God could lift me out of the
pit and set my feet on sturdy
ground, then He can get anyone
out," Moore says.
Presented by Church
Communication Network (CCN)
and Integrity Publishers, the
event will be broadcast live via



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.Meeting

Sunday

Polk County Gospel Singing
Convention will meet at Peace
Creek Baptist Church in Bartow
this Sunday, Feb. 25, at 1:30 p.m."
The church is located at 3070
Highway 60 East. To get there
From Bartow, drive east on
Highway 60 approximately two
miles; the church is, on the left.
For more information, call
Ginger Fortner, president, at
533-8896.


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satellite to hundreds of churches
in the U.S. and Canada.
Christ Community Church at
1895 Overlook Drive in Winter
'Haven will be hosting this live
international simulcast event.
Tickets are $25, including
lunch, and can be purchased at
the church or at the Lighthouse
Bookstore in Winter Haven, for
an additional $1.50 per ticket.
The program begins at 10:30
a.m. and will end at 4:30 p.m.
For additional information or
ticketing, contact Tina Jones at
Christ Community Church, 863-
875-1090, or visit the website at
www.aplacetobelong.com.


Bible Study

March 10

In Fort Meade

A free, non-denominational
Bible study will be held at the
Peace River Outdoor Recreation
Area, located one.mile east of
Highway 17 on Highway 98 in
Fort Meade, on Saturday, March
10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The meeting will take place in
the small pavilion from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m.
Topic for the study is "The
Coming Kingdom of God."
Call 668-0206 for more infor-
mation.



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February 22, 2007 The Polk County Democrat .l0




b.ylc Notices


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RALPH STALVEY,
Deceased.
File Number
06CP-2285
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered in
the estate of RALPH STALVEY, deceased,
File Number 06CP-2285, by the Circuit Court
of Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33831; that the de-
cedent's date of death was April 13, 2006; that
the total value of the estate is $138.55 and that
the names and addresses of those to whom it
has been assigned by such order are:
Nancy R. Hare, Loretta Lynn Crosno, Jamie
Stalvey, and Russell Stalvey
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent
and other persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full payment was
made In the Order of Summary Administration
must file their claims with this court WITHIN
THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW..
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS 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 Thursday, February 22, 2007.
Person Giving Notice:
CONNIE ANN STALVEY
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
KELLY B. HARDWICK, III
Florida Bar No.: 211028
P. O. Box 778
Bartow, Florida 33831-0778
Telephone: 863-533-1300'
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0574



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARIE D. RISING,
Deceased.
PROBATE FILE NO.
04CP-2819
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MARIE
D. REISING, decedent, File No. 04-CP-2819,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which
is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-1, Bartow, Flor-
ida 33830-9000.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI--
FIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is served
who have objections that challenge the qualifi-
cations of the Personal Representative, venue,
or jurisdiction of this Court, by filing a petition
or other pleading requesting relief 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 other
persons having claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this notice
is February 22 2007.
Personal Representative:
FAWN C. GAGE
1415 Westwood Drive
Mound, Minn. 55364
MARIE ALICE CRANO
Attorney and Personal Representative
3005 Silverado Terrace
Lake Wales, Florida 33884-1255
Florida Bar No. 016389
Telephone: (863) 324-6099
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0572



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
HARVEY SCHONBRUN, AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GREGORY R. LEVESQUE and JESSICA L.,
LEVESQUE, husband and wife,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
06CA-4058
DIVISION: 8
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given that pursuant to a.Fi-
nal Judgment of Foreclosure, a Second
Amended Summary Final Judgment, and an
order resetting sale entered in the above styled
cause in the Circuit Court of Polk County, Flor-
ida, I will sell (he property situate in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
Lot 12, of HATCHWOOD ESTATES,
PHASE TWO, according to the plat thereof
as: recorded in Plat Book 117, at Pages 34
and 35, of the Public Records of Polk
County, Florida, TOGETHER WITH that
certain 2003 Merit double wide mobile
home located thereon, VIN#
FLHMBT163649609A and #
FLHMBT163649609B
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder
for cash, in the Jury Lounge, Second floor, of
the Polk County Courthouse, 255 N. Broad-
way, Bartow, Florida, at'9:00 A. M., on the 8th
day of March, 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 of location is neces-
sary, the Clerk will post a "Notice of Change"
at the sale location, directing 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 2nd day of February, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
'By::Il Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0540


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
HENRY J. PEAVY, also known as H.J. PEAVY
Plaintiff,
vs.
TERE S. SAUNDERS, as Personal Represen-
tative of the Estate of Warren Saunders, etc.,
et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53 2006 CA 000607 Section 11
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that under and
by virtue of that certain Summary Judgment in
Foreclosure and sale made and entered in the
County Court of Polk County, Florida in the
above entitled cause on January 31, 2007,
Case No. 53 2006 CA 000607 wherein
HENRY J. PEAVY, also known as H.J.
PEAVY, is Plaintiff and THERE S. SAUNDERS,
as Personal Representative of the Estate of
Warren Saunders, etc., et al., are the Defen-
dants,. RICHARD M. WEISS, Clerk of the
above Court, will between and during the legal
hours of sale, to-wit, on the 7th day of March,
2007, at 9:00 a.m. the same being the day set
by said at the Polk County Courthouse, 255
North Broadway Avenue, 2nd Floor, Bartow,
FL 33850, that certain property more particu-
larly described as follows:
Lots 34, 35 and 36, Block
One, BEAR BAT HILL ESTATES,
according to the plat thereof,
as recorded in Plat Book 75,
at Page 6, of the Public Re-
cords of Polk County, Florida.
Said property will be sold to satisfy the
Final Judgment above referred to and
all sums mentioned therein.
All sales are tobe 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 at Bartow, Florida this 7th day
of February, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0561

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK MINNESOTA, NA, AS
TRUSTEE FOR EQUIVANTAGE HOME EQ-
UITY LOAN TRUST, 1996-4,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
SAMMIE L. JACOBS; LINDA M. JACOBS;
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVID-
UAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2006-CA-004532
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a'.
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 25 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 53-
2006-CA-004532 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 1st day of
March. 2007 the following described property
as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,
to-wit:
LOT 23 IN BLOCK F OF THOMP-
SON & MCCLAINS' ADDITION,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, eAGE 46, 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 TD1 (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 26th day of January. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0459



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR FBR SECURITIZA-
TION TRUST 2005-3
PLAINTIFF
VS.
WILLARD MCCANN; STEPHANIE MCCANN;
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVID-
UAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-


SEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
SLEEPY HOLLOW PROPERTY OWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.;
MLS REALTY INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
2006-CA-004276
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
March 2. 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 2006-
CA-004276 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for POLK County, BAR-
TOW, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best


bidder for cash at THE JURY LOUNGE, SEC-
OND FLOOR at the POLK County Courthouse
located at 255 N Broadway Ave. in B artow,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 9th day of March.
200Z the following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final.Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 21, SLEEPY HOLLOW, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 98, PAGE 6, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
THE EAST 82 FEET OF THE
FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PAR-
CEL:
BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST
CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST
1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4
OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 27
SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST, RUN
THENCE SOUTH 89'09'38"
WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE
OF LAKELAND-KATHLEEN ROAD
(S-35A) AS LOCATED THIS
DATE, CONTINUE THENCE
SOUTH 89'09'38" WEST, A
DISTANCE OF 159.9 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING FOR
THIS DESCRIPTION, CONTINUE
THENCE SOUTH 89'09'38"
WEST, A DISTANCE OF 376.25
FEET TO A POINT, SAID POINT
BEGINNING 610.50 FEET WEST
OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER
OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
THE NORTHWEST 1/4 RUN
THENCE SOUTH 0'18'48"
EAST, A DISTANCE OF 191.30
FEET, RUN THENCE EAST AND
PARALLEL WITH SAID NORTH
LINE OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
NORTHWEST 1/4 A DISTANCE
OF 376 FEET MORE OR' LESS
TO A POINT LYING- SOUTH OF
THE POINT OF BEGINNING,
RUN THENCE NORTH A DIS-
TANCE OF 191.30 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING, RUN
THENCE NORTH A DISTANCE OF
191.30 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING, LESS THE NORTH
10.0 FEET TO THE EAST
256.75 FEET 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 nqte 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 5th day of February 2007
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0548


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM S. ATWOOD a/k/a SIN-
CLAIR ATWOOD,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
07CP-0340
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of WIL-
LIAM S. ATWOOD a/k/a SINCLAIR
ATWOOD, deceased, File No. 07CP-0340, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which
is Drawer CC-4, P.O. Box 9000, Bartow, Flor-
ida 33831. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal rep-
resentative's attorney are set forth. below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this
notice is served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is February 22 2007
Personal Representative:
DAVID DUMONT
Personal Representative
ROSALYN DUMONT
Attorney for Personal Representative:
ROBERTA J. CREIGHTON, Attorney
Florida Bar No. 930474
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON, P.A.
Post Office Box 3545
Lakeland, Florida 33802
Telephone: 863/682-1178
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0583

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The Polk County Democrat


February 22, 2007


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
2005-R11 UNDER THE POOLING AND
SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF DE-
CEMBER 1, 2005, WITHOUT RECOURSE,
Plaintiff
vs.
EDWIN WOODARD, et al.
Defendants)
CASE NO.:
2006-CA-004609 04
NOTICE FACTION
TO: EDWIN WOODARD, AND, IF A NAMED
DEFENDANT IS DECEASED, THE SURVIV-
ING SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PAR-
TIES 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:
EDWIN WOODARD
1717 Carnegie Circle
Tampa, FL 33619
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
POLK County, Florida:
Lot 13, Block "A", SKYLINE ACRES, ac-
cording to the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 40, Page 33, 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 9 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 29th day of January. 2007.
Clerk of the Court
by s/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22,'2007-0311

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
LAMAR MOORE and YVONNE MOORE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
OCTAVIO ESTRADA, and his wife, MARLENE
LUJANO, and POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
06-CA-3591,SEC 7
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
entered on January 10, 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 1, Block 3, Brown and Wilson's
Subdivision, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Deed -Book 75,
Page 209, of the Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
at public outcry Io the highest and best bidder
for cash on the March 1, 2007, at 9:00 A.M., at
the Jury Lounge; Second Floor, of the Polk
SCounty Courthouse, 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Bartow, Florida, subject to all ad valorem
taxes and assessments for the real property
described above.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS
OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AF-
TER THE SALE
All sales aid 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 on Jaruary 12, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-2
Bartow, FL 33831-9000
By: /s/Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(CourtSeal)
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0450



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY
AMERICAS F/K/A BANKERS TRUST COM-
PANY, IXIS 2006-HE2, AS TRUSTEE AND
CUSTODIAN,
PLAINTIFF
VS:
ANGELO D. PUELO; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ANGELO D. PUELO 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;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2006-CA-004695 SEC 4
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a-
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 29 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 53-
2006-CA-004695 SEC 4 of Ine Circuit Court of
.the 10TH Judicial CirculI in and lor POLK


County. BARTOW Florida. I will sell to me
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 28th day of February 2007 the following
described property as set forth in said Sum-
mary Final Judgmenl, to-wit:
LOT 11, BLOCK' B. LAKE GIB-
SON ESTATES UNIT NO. 2, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 45, PAGE 43, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Arty 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 5th day of February 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0471


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS TRUS-
TEE
Plaintiff,
vs.
JERRY WANNAMAKER, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006CA-00440-SEC 07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 30th
day of Januay., 2007, and entered in Case No.
2006CA-00440-SEC 07, of the Circuit Court of
the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK,
N.A. AS TRUSTEE is the Plaintiff and JERRY
WANNAMAKER; THE TRUSTEE COMPANY,
AS TRUSTEE FOR AZTEC TRUST; THE UN-
KNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE AZTEC
TRUST; VALORIE WANNAMAKER; 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.
on the 28th day of February, 2007, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 9, BLOCK C, SKYLINE
ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 40,
PAGE 33, 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 Chrwreh Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event:
any temporary change is 'ie essary, the Clerk
will post a ',Notice of Chaiige' 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 1st day of February 2007.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of The Circuit Court
By /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0464


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS
FARGO HOME MORTGAGE, INC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
JOHN LINDSEY; JILL ANN LINDSEY; ANY.
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2006-CA-003485-0000
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to:a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 29 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 53-
2006-CA-003485-0000 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 53,' PIONEER TRAILS
PHASE 1, ACCORDING TO THE
.PLAT THEREOF RECORDED 'IN
PLAT BOOK 104, PAGE 50,
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 (803) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 0th day of January. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: ./5/Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0457


Public Notices


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CHASE BANK USA, N.A. F/K/A THE CHASE
MANHATTAN BANK, USA, F/K/A THE
CHASE MANHATTAN BANK, USA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JACK W. DUKE, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
2006-CA-2151-Div 4
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
February 5, 2007, and a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated September 7, 2006, and en-
tered in CASE NO. 2006-CA-2151-Div 4, of.
the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit
in and for POLK County, Florida, wherein
CHASE BANK USA, N.A. F/K/A THE CHASE
MANHATTAN BANK, USA, F/K/A THE
CHASE MANHATTAN BANK, USA, N.A., is
Plaintiff and JACK W. DUKE, et al., are De-
fendants, I will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash in the Jury Lounge, Second Floor,
Polk County Courthouse, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avehue, in Bartow,
POLK County, Florida, 9:00 AM o'clock on the
9th day of March, 2007, the following de -
scribed property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
LOT 10, REFLECTIONS WEST, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 119, PAGES
38 AND 39, PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 6828 Bourdeaux Blvd, Lakeland,
Florida 33811
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 7th day of February. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
S. By /s/ Carolyn Mack
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0560




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
DAVID B. FOCKE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
DAVID B. FOCKE, IF ANY; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANT(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; GINA
M. FOCKE; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2006-CA-003889 SEC 07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 25 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 53-
2006-CA-003889 SEC 07 of the Circuit Court
of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for POLK
County, BARTOW, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at THE JURY
LOUNGE, SECOND FLOOR at the POLK
County Courthouse located at 255 N Broad-
way 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 38, UNRECORDED OAK-
LAND ESTATES, DESCRIBED
AS: BEING THE NORTH 125.0
FEET OF THE SOUTH 300.00
FEET OF THE WEST' 150.0
FEET OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE
NW 1/4 OF SECTION 11,
TOWNSHIP 28 SOUTH, RANGE
24 EAST, SUBJECT TO A UTIL-
ITY EASEMENT ACROSS THE.
NORTH 7.5 FEET THEREOF.
TOGETHER WITH A 1989 RED-
MOND VIN#S 14604773A AND
14604773B
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 26th day of January. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0451

POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2007-0151
SALE DATE: 3/15/2007
NOTICE OF APPLICATION


FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
MTAG CUST FOR PICO CAPITAL MANAGE-
MENT LLC
the holder of the following certificates,
has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate numbers
and years of issuance, the description of
the property and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
7473
8474
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2005
5/28/2004


DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
GORDON HTS-PHASE ONE PB 50
PG 42/43 LOT 24
Section 27, Township 29, Range
25
PROPERTY ID NUMBER: 27-29-25-
362250-000241
Name in which assessed: GOMORRAH PAT-
TERSON
All of said property being in the County of .
Polk, State of Florida. To redeem property,
payment must be made by Cashier's Check
or Money Order. NO 'PERSONAL CHECKS
WILL BE ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed according to law,
the property described in such certificate
or certificates will be sold to the highest
bidder for CASH at the Polk County Court-
house, Main Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date of sale, on
the third Thursday in the Month of March
which is the 15th day of March 2007 be-
ginning at 9:30 A.M. with lunch recess at
Noon, until completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis under the
same conditions as the first sale day, dur-
ing the regular hours of the Clerk's Office
until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOM-
MODATION TO REVIEW TAX DEED SALES
SHOULD CONTACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT, 255 N.
BROADWAY, BARTOW, FLORIDA 33830-
9000 TELEPHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 2/1/2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: Pam Beresford
Feb. 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0385



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
In Re The Estate Of:
HAROLD TILLIS FULTON,
Deceased
File Number:
07CP-
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of HAROLD
TILLIS FULTON, deceased; whose date of
death was December 30, 2006, is pending in'
the Probate Court, Polk County, Florida, the
address of which is Clerk of Court, Post Office
Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida
33830. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent, and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this
notices served, must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent, and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including unma-
tured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must
file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS, CLAIMS OR DE-
MANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this No-
tice is February 15, 2007;
Personal Representative:
Shannon Pruitt
1903 Chaparral Drive
Houston, TX 77043
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Joseph A. Morrison
Attorney for Petitioner
3500 South Florida Avenue, Suite 3
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Telephone: (863) 644-3399
Florida Bar Number: 313793
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0482



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
MIDFIRST BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAVID R. SMITH AND UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS/OWNERS, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO. 53-2006-CA-005128-0000
Division: 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DAVID R. SMITH
AVOIDING SERVICE AT THE ADDRESS
OF:
2219 W. BELMAR STREET
LAKELAND, FL 33815
UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS
AVOIDING SERVICE AT THE ADDRESS
OF:
2219 W. BELMAR STREET
LAKELAND, FL 33815
You are notified that an action to foreclo-
sure a mortgage on the following property in
Polk County, Florida:
PART OF LOT 32 IN SECTION 22,
TOWNSHIP 28 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST
OF WEST END FARMS, LAKELAND,
FLORIDA, ACCOhDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 32, PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS.
FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE
SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTH-
EAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 28 SOUTH,
RANGE 23 EAST; RUN THENCE NORTH
0 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 00 SECONDS
WEST A DISTANCE OF 565.31 FEET,
THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 57 MIN-
UTES 00 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE
OF 485.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BE-
GINNING; THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DE-
GREES 04 MINUTES 00 SECONDS
WEST A DISTANCE OF 100.0 FEET;
RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 57
MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST A DIS-
TANCE OF 713.09 FEET TO THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTH-
EAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 A DISTANCE OF
100.0 FEET; RUN EAST TO THE POINT'
OF BEGINNING; .LESS AND EXCEPT
THE WEST 15.0 FEET THEREOF.
commonly known as 2219 W. BELMAR
STREET, LAKELAND, FL 33815 has
been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on Michelle Garcia Gil-
bert of Kass, Shuler, Solomon, Spector,
Foyle & Singer, P.A.I plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is P.O. Box 800, Tampa,.
Florida 33601, on or before March 19,


2007, (or 30 days from the first date of
publication, whichever is later) 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 de-
manded in the Complaint.
DATED January 13, 2007.
CLERK OF THE COURT
Honorable Richard M. Weiss
255 North Broadway
Bartow, FL 33830-9000
By: /s/ Teresa Nelson
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 15, 22, 2006-0500


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 CREDIT SUISSE FIRST
BOSTON CSFB 2005-6,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
LIDA D. LIVINGSTON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
LIDA D. LIVINGSTON, IF ANY; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANT(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; CITY.
OF LAKELAND, FLORIDA; JOHN DOE 1;
JANE DOE 1, JOHN DOE 2 AND JANE DOE
2 AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2006-CA-003163-0000-08
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Granting the Motion to Reset Foreclo-
sure Sale dated.January 25 2007 entered in
Civil Case No. 53-2006-CA-003163-0000-08 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 21 LESS THE WEST 53
FEET, BLOCK J, SUNSET TER-
RACE SUB, PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE
45, 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 26th day of January. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0452

POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2007-0118
SALE DATE: 3/15/2007
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES) -
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
MTAG CUST FOR MARGUERITE ASSET
MANAGEMENT LLC
the holder of the following certificates,
has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate numbers
and years of issuance, the description of
the property and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
21586
16388
18366
YEARS OF-ISSUANCE
5/30/2003
5/31'/2005
5/28/2004
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
TIGER CREEK GROVES PB 75 PG
37 LYING & BEING IN A PORTION
OF SECTIONS 11 & 12 T31S R28E
LOT 48
Section 11, Township 31, Range
28
PROPERTY ID NUMBER: 11-31-28-
959600-000480
Name in which assessed: GERARDO FREE-
MAN
All of said property being in the County of
Polk, State of Florida. To redeem property,
payment must be made by Cashier's Check
or Money Order. NO PERSONAL CHFCKS
WILL BE ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed according to law,
the property described in such certificate
or certificates will be sold to the highest
bidder for CASH at the Polk County Court-
house, Main Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date of sale, on
the third Thursday in the Month of March
which is the 15th day of March. 2007 be-
ginning at 9:30 A.M. with lunch recess at
Noon, until completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis under the
same conditions as the first sale day, dur-
ing the regular hours of the Clerk's Office
until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOM-
MODATION TO REVIEW TAX DEED SALES
SHOULD CONTACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT, 255 N.
BROADWAY, BARTOW, FLORIDA 33830-
9000 TELEPHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 2/1/2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: Pam Beresford
Feb. 8, 1 5, 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0387

POLK COUNTY BoCC PROJECTS:
For information on Polk County' BoCC
procurements, please visit our website at
www.polk-county.net, select the "Notice
of Bids" link under "Doing Business" for a
list of all active solicitations for Invitations
to Bid, Request For Proposals, Requests
for Information, Requests for Pre-Qualifi-
cation and other procurement opportuni-
ties. To download bid documents, select
the link for the desired project and com-
plete the bid summary/registration form'
and fax it to Polk County Purchasing at
863-534-0055. If the bid document con-
tains information that is unable to be
downloaded, the link will list further in-
structions. All solicitations and procure-


ment information are also available In the
lobby of the Purchasing Division, 2470
Lower Lane, Bartow, FL 33830 between
the hours of 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. Monday-
Friday.

To guarantee receipt of addenda it is
necessary to complete a Bid Registra-
tion form which may be obtained from
the'County's webslte or the Purchas-
Ing Division Office.

OOAA


PUBLIC NOTICE
FT. MEADE MINI STORAGE
PERSONAL PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD TO'
SATISFY RENTAL LIENS IN ACCORDANCE
WITH FLORIDA STATUE 1991 CHAPTER 83-
806 IN UNIT 57, AT 31 N. BROWN AVE. FT.
MEADE ON JULY 10, 2002 AT 10:00 AM
CONTENTS MAY INCLUDE HOUSEHOLD
ITEMS, APPLIANCES AND OTHER ITEMS
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0483



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOVASTAR MORTGAGE, INC., a Virginia
Corporation,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
RANDALL'OVERHOLT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF RANDALL OVERHOLT, SOMERSET
CONDOMINIUM TOWNHOUSES ASSOCIA-,
TION, INCORPORATED; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION #1, AND #2, et al.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-2006CA-004576-0000
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-004576-0000 (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 RANDALL OVERHOLT; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF RANDALL OVER-
HOLT, SOMERSET CONDOMINIUM TOWN-
HOUSES ASSOCIATION, INCORPORATED;
UNKNOWN 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 9:00
A.M. on the 2nd day of March, 2007, the fol-
lowing described property Polk County, Flor-
ida:
UNIT 3320, GARAGE UNIT 26, BUILD-
ING E OF WOODLAKE SOMERSET
CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN CON.
DOMINIUM BOOK 1, PAGE 91, 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-
tow, Florida. Please hote that the main en-
trance is located on Church Strebt. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Nbtice 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, cali (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/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0463




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-.
PANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING
AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS
OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2005, GSAMP TRUST
2005-WMC,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
ALMA L. FLOYD A/K/A ALMA FLOYD, IF LIV-
ING, AND IF DEAD: THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR .
AGAINST ALMA L. FLOYD A/K/A ALMA
FLOYD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALMA L.
FLOYD A/K/A ALMA FLOYD IF ANY; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2006-CA-004180-0000 SEC 8
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Granting the Motion to Reset Foreclo-
sure Sale dated January 30 2007 entered in
Civil Case No. 53-2006-CA-004180-000 SEC
8 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for POLK County, BARTOW, Flor-
ida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at THE JURY LOUNGE, SECOND
FLOOR at the POLK County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 N Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Flor-
ida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 20d day of Marh.l
200Z the following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
LOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF
LAND, SITUATE AND, BEING IN
THE COUNTY OF POLK, STATE
OF FLORIDA, TO-WIT:
BEING 900 FEET EAST AND
1020 FEET NORTH OF SOUTH-
WEST CORNER OF SW 1/4 OF
NE 1/4 OF SECTION 6, TOWN-
SHIP 30 SOUTH, RANGE 25
EAST, RUN NORTH 150 FEET,
EAST 75 FEET, SOUTH 150
FEET, WEST 75 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any. other
Than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens. must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry
is possible from Broadway Avenue. In the
event any temporary change is necessary,


the Clerk will post a "Notice of Change" at
the sale location directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; i( you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 3Mth day of January. 2007
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Feb. 15,'22, 2007-0456


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February 22, 2007 The Polk County Democrat


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MATHEW DOUGLAS ROUSEY A/K/A MAT-
THEW DOUGLAS ROUSEY A/K/A MAT-
THEW D. ROUSEY; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MATHEW DOUGLAS ROUSEY
A/K/A MATTHEW DOUGLAS ROUSEY
A/K/A MATTHEW D. ROUSEY; RHONDA
G. ROUSEY; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
RHONDA G. ROUSEY; IF LIVING, INCLUD-
ING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DE-
FENDANT(S), 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 DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
2007-CA-000245
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: RHONDA G. ROUSEY; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF RHONDA G. ROUSEY; IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND
IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED 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:
LOTS 141 AND 144, ECHO TERRACE, A
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
23, PAGE 16, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND A
STRIP OF LAND 10 FEET WIDE LYING
SOUTH AND ADJACENT TO SAID LOT 141.
AND A STRIP OF LAND 10 FEET WIDE LY-
ING NORTH AND ADJACENT TO SAID LOT
144 AND BEING A PART OF THE REPLAT
OF LOTS 19 TO 36 AND LOTS 106 TO 153,
ECHO TERRACE, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 28, PAGE 16, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
'A/K/A: 380 SOUTH ECHO DRIVE,
LAKE ALFRED, FL 33850-3418
If you fail to file your answer or written de-
fenses in the above proceeding, on plaintiff's
attorney, a default will be entered against 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 30th day of January, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF.THE CIRCUIT COURT
By/s/Teresa Nelson
SDeputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2007-0310











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
COMPANY, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RICHARD ALLEN SHEW; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF RICHARD ALLEN SHEW; 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; MRC RECEIV-
ABLES CORPORATION; WHETHER DIS-
SOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TO-
GETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES
OF SAID DEFENDANTS AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANTS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT
#2,
Defendant(s).
'CASE NO.
2007-CA-000283
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: RICHARD ALLEN SHEW; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD ALLEN
SHEW; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS,
IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, 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 68, WHISPER LAKE TWO, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 82, PAGE 20, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A: 981 WHISPER LAKE
DRIVE, WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880
If you fail to file your answer or written de-
fenses in the above proceeding, on plaintiff's
attorney, a default will be entered against 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 29th day of January, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By Is/ Teresa Nelson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2007-0314


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, a Florida limited
liability Company; ALEX RIOS, individually;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALEX RIOS; TENANT
#1; TENANT #2; AND ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN 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 CLAIMANTS,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2006CA-004375-0000-00
SECTION 04
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 14, CRYSTAL ACRES ES-
TATES, according to the ,map
or plat thereof, as recorded in
Plat Book 84, Page 13, 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 19, 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 13 2007
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0489

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
IN RE: ESTATE OF
URIEL R. WALLACE, Deceased.
PROBATE FILE NUMBER
07CP-0082
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of URIIEL
R. WALLACE, deceased, File Number 07CP-
M082, by the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which
is Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4. Bartow,
FL 33831-9000. The name and addresses of
the personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this
notice is served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
February 15 2007
Person Giving Notice:
PAULINE WALLACE
101 Wilson Place
Freeport, New York 11520
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:-
TED A. LASSEIGNE, Esquire
Post Office Box 2238
Haines City, FL 33845-2238
Telephone: 863/422-2216
Florida Bar No. 163202
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0478


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC.,
Plaintiff
v.
JOHN R. UNDERWOOD, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JOHN R. UNDERWOOD,
STEPHANIE MARCILLE a/k/a STEPHANIE J.
MARCILLE; and UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS,
TENANTS, OWNERS, AND OTHER UN-
KNOWN PARTIES, including, if a named de-
fendant is deceased, the personal representa-
tives, the surviving spouse, heirs, deVisees,
grantees, creditors, and all other parties claim-
ing by, through, under' or against that defen-
dant, 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, per-
sons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose
exact legal status is unknown, claiming under
any of the above named or described defen-
dants,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.:
2006-CA-3945
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the.
Order or Final Judgment entered this cause, in
the Circuit Court of Polk County, Florida, I will
sell the property situated in Polk County, Flor-
ida, described as:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF
THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 14,
TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTH, RANGE 24
EAST, POLK COUNTY,, FLORIDA, AND
RUN THENCE ON A BEARING OF
NORTH ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY
THEREOF 667.90 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; CONTINUE THENCE
ON A BEARING OF NORTH 112.67 FEET
TO A POINT LYING 537.67 FEET SOUTH
OF THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF


SAID SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTH-
EAST 1/4, RUN THENCE SOUTH 89 DEG
29 MIN 57 SEC EAST, PARALLEL TO
THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID
SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTHEAST A
DISTANCE OF 151.0 FEET; RU!N
THENCE ON A BEARING OS SOUTH
112.59 FEET; RUN THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 32 MIN 02.SEC WEST, PAR-
ALLEL TO THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF
SAID SOUTHWEST OF THE SOUTH-
EAST A DISTANCE OF 151.0'FEET TO.
THE POINT OF BEGINNING, SUBJECT
TO RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR CREWS LAKE
ROAD AND SUBJECT TO A DRAINAGE
AND UTILITY EASEMENT OVER THE
NORTH 27.66 FEET THEREOF.
at public sale, to the highest and best bid-


Public Notices .


der, for cash, Second Floor, Jury Lounge,
of the Polk County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830 at 9:00
A.M. on l 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 WITH THE CLERK OF COURT
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second flooi, 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 1st day of Februay, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0470

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
ERIC GOODWILL,
Plaintiff,
vs
YVONNE DONLEY, a/k/a YVONNE
DAVILA, CONSECO FINANCE
SERVICING CORP.,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2007-CA-527
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: YVONNE DONLEY, a/k/a YVONNE DAV-
ILA
7030 MYRTLE ROAD
LAKELAND, FLORIDA 33809
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 19th 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 a declaratory judg-
ment on real property described as follows:
1996 Merrit mobile home
VIn number: FLHML2P100914788A
Title number: 0072298676
Decal Number: C0112545
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 51h day of February 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ Linda Richards
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Feb. 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0390


CITY OF BARTOW
BID NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids in tripli-
cate, as listed below shall be received by the
City of Bartow, 505 North Mill Avenue, Bartow,
Florida 33830, up to 10:00 a.m. March 1. 2007
to be opened thereafter and publicly read in
the Conference Room of the Purchasing
Agent, 505 North Mill Avenue, Bartow, Florida.
at 10:00 a.m. on March 1. 2007. Bids shall be
submitted to the City of Bartow, Attention Pur-
chasing Department at 505 North Mill Avenue,
Bartow, Florida 33830.
All bids must be securely sealed in an enve-
lope and clearly marked on the outside with
the date, time and name of bid. Detailed speci-
fications and information may be obtained from
the Purchasing Department at 863-534-0133.
The City of Bartow reserves the right to reject
any or all bids in whole or part and/or to accept
or reject any items in the bid and waive any in-
formalities.
The City of Bartow will not be responsible for
bids opened before the specified time due to
envelopes that are not properly addressed
and/or unmarked as instructed in this notice.
Contractor to provide labor and materials
For Painting IMC Park Sound Stage Build-
ing
2250 S. Floral Avenue, Bartow, Florida
Per specifications
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0496


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A CON-
SECO FINANCE SERVICING CORP. F/K/A
GREEN TREE FINANCIAL SERVICING CORPO-
RATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
STEVEN M. PONTIUS; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF STEVEN M. PONTIUS; KIMBERLY
D. PONTIUS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
KIMBERLY D. PONTIUS; IF LIVING, INCLUD-
ING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DE-
FENDANTS, 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 DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
06-CA-4598-SEC. 7
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in the above-styled cause, in the
Circuit Court of Polk County, Florida, I will ,
sell to the property situate in Polk County,
Florida, described as:
LOT 28, CHERRY LANE ES-
TATES, PHASE TWO, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 99, PAGES
1 AND 2, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.


To Include a:
1995 BROOKLYN MOBILE HOME
VIN 2G610523HA 70004235
1995 BROOKLYN MOBILE HOME
VIN 2G610523HB 70004236
A/K/A 5756 CHERRY TREE DR,
LAKELAND, FL 33811
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at the Jury Lounge,
Second Floor, Polk County Courthouse,
255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Florida at 9M00 o'clock A.M., or as soon
thereafter 9Q00 A.M., the 11st 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 Court-
house located at 255 North Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from Broadway
Avenue. In the event any temporary
change of location is necessary, the Clerk'
shall post a "Notice of Change" at the sale
location directing the bidders to the tem-
porary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the Office
of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-
4690, within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED THIS 1st day of February, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 1 5, 22, 2007-0460

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION'
IN RE: ESTATE OF
E. RANDOLPH BENTLEY
Deceased.
File No.:
07-CP-0243
Division: PROBATE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of E. RAN-
DOLPH BENTLEY, deceased, whose date of
death was December 10, 2006, File Number
07CP-0243, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which is PO Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
Bartow, Florida 33831. 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
has been served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
February 15 2007
Personal Representative:
SUSAN M. BENTLEY
3 Casa Loma Way
Lakeland, FL 33813
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Elizabeth C. Marshall
Florida Bar No. 440884
WILLIAMS PARKER HARRISON DIETZ &
GETZEN
200 South Orange Avenue
Sarasota, Florida 34236
Telephone: (941) 366-4800
Fax Number (941) 366-5109
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0495




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., AS INDENTURE
TRUSTEE Successor by Merger to FIRST UN-
ION NATIONAL BANK,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
ANTONIO OSCAR BERRIOS- LATORRE,
ELSA LIGIA SANTINI-VAZQUEZ,, TROPI-
CANA RESORT CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIA-
TION, INC., POLK COUNTY TAX COLLEC-
TOR; UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION #1, AND #2, et al.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-2006CA-000743-0000
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-000743-0000 (11) of the Cir-
cuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida, wherein the WACHO-
VIA BANK, N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE
Successor by Merger to ANTONIO OSCAR
BERRIOS- LATORRE, ELSA LIGIA SANTINI-
VAZQUEZ, TROPICANA RESORT CONDO-
MINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., POLK
COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR; UNKNOWN
TENANTSS. 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 9:00
A.M. on the 2nd day of March, 2007, the fol-
lowing described property Polk County, Flor-
ida:
UNIT 101, TROPICANA RESORT, A
CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE
DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 4020, PAGE 0274,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH AN UNDI-
VIDED INTEREST IN THE COMMON
ELEMENTS THERETO.
If you are a person claiming a right to
funds remaining after the sale, you must
" file with the clerk no laterthan 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 oar-


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/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0462


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
NORMAN HARRIS SERVICES, INC., a Florida
corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MATTIE CARTER JOHNSON and FRANK
SHRIMPLIN,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2007-CA-000452
SECTION 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: FRANK SHRIMPLIN
Last Known Address: 3311 Avenue G, NW,
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Current Address: Unknown
and any unknown parties who are or may be
interested in the subject matter of this action
whose names and residences, after diligent
search and inquiry, are unknown to Plaintiff
and which said unknown parties may claim as
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees or other claimants claiming
by, through, under or against the said Defen-
dant, who are not known to be dead or alive,.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
Polk County, Florida:
Beginning at the Southeast corner of the
NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of SE 1/4 ofSection 18,
Township 30 South, Range 26 East, Polk
County, Florida, run North 160 feet for a
Point of Beginning; thence run West 108
feet; thence run North 110 feet; thence run
East 108 feet; thence run South 110 feet to
the Point of Beginning, all lying and being
in Polk County, Florida, LESS right-of-way
along the East boundary thereof for Rey-
nolds Road. The South 15 feet thereof
subject to an easement for ingress-egress
and public utilities.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on John R. Griffith, Esquire,
Post Office Box 38, Lakeland, Florida 33802
Plaintiffs' attorney, on or before arch 19.
2007., and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plaintiffs' attor-
ney or immediately thereafter;,otherwise a de-
fault will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and the Seal of the
Court on the 121f day of February 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0487

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TERRENCE WILSON A/K/A TERRANCE WIL-
SON, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2006-CA-005301-0000-WH SEC 08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE
1609 GOODYEAR AT LAKE CRYSTAL
HEIGHTS TRUST DATED 17-AUGUST-2005
Last Known Address Unknown
Attempted at: 1609 Goodyear Ave., Lake-
land, FL 33801
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Fore-
closure of Mortgage enthe following described
property:
LOT 2, BLOCK C, OF LAKE
CRYSTAL HEIGHTS, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7,
PAGE 27, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS 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 9 2007 a date which is within thirty
(30) days after the first publication of this No-
tice in the POLK COUNTY.DEMOCRAT and
file the original with the Clerk of this Court 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
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities
needing a special 'accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should contact
the Clerk of the Circuit Court at the Polk
County Courthouse, First Floor, 255 North
Broadway, Bartow, FL 33830, Phone
(863) 534-4488 not later than seven
days prior to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 9th day of February 2007
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Xochitl Munoz
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0492




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
SFJV-2004-1, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GARY L. WOLF, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53-2005CA-000453-0000-WH SEC 07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated January
30, 2007, and entered in CASE NO. 53-
2005CA-000453-0000-WH SEC 07, of the Cir-
cuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit In and
for POLK County, Florida, wherein SFJV-
2004-1, LLC is Plaintiff and GARY L. WOLF,
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 2ndday of March,
2007, the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 38, PINEVIEW ESTATES PHASE I,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 95, PAGE
13, PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A
2003 FTWD DOUBLE-WIDE MOBILE
HOME (ID# FLFL370A30457AV21/ title#
89704731 and FLFL370B30457AV21/ ti-
tle# 89704978
a/k/a 4091 Laurel Crest Court, Mulberry,
Florida 33860..


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.


5B


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 211t day of January. 2007.
RICHARD M; WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0468


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Green Tree Servicing, f/k/a Conseco Fi-
nance Servicing Corp.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
Thomas R. Edwards, Nancy A. Edwards, IF
LIVING, AND IF DECEASED, THEIR UN-
KNOWN SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THEM; Angel L. Lopez; Equity
One, Inc.; Direct Merchants Credit Card
Bank; Discover Bank; JOHN DOE and JANE
DOE, AND ANY OTHER PERSONS) IN POS-
SESSION OF THE SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY
WHOSE REAL NAMES ARE UNCERTAIN,
Defendants.
CASE NO. :
07-CA-259
DIVISION: 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Nancy A. Edwards, IF LIVING, AND IF
DECEASED, THEIR UNKNOWN SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS,
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THEM
Last Known Address: 4828 Indian Oak
Drive, Mulberry, FL 33860
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a Purchase Money First Mortgage and
Note on the following property in Polk County,
Florida:
LOT 18, INDIAN OAKS SUBDIVISION, AS
PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 94, PAGES 10 & 11, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA. TO-
GETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME SITUATED
THEREON, WHICH IS AFFIXED TO THE
AFOREDESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY AND
INCORPORATED THEREON.
1994 Redman Mobile Home, 28 x 60,
Serial Numbers: 146M8250A &
146M8250B
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on CHAD A. DEAN,
ESQUIRE, the Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 118 W. Adams St., Suite 800,
Jacksonville, FL 32202, on or before 30
days of the initial publication on or before
30 days from the date of the first publica-
tion of this Notice, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorneys or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the Complaint or Petition.
Dated this 13th day of February. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
AS CLERK OF THE COURT
By: /s/Teresa Nelson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0499





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL E. FLAHAVEN; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MICHAEL E. FLAHAVEN; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTS, IF REMARRIED, AND
IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS
NOMINEE FOR FMF CAPITAL LLC; OVIEDO
ROOFING ENTERPRISES, INC. D/B/A
OVIEDO ROOFING; RIDGEWOOD LAKES
MASTER ASSOCIATION, INC.; RIDGEWOOD
LAKES MASTER ASSOCIATION, INC.; THE
FOREST AT RIDGEWOOD HOMEOWNERS'
ASSOCIATION, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED
OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH
ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
UENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #2;
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
06-CA-4435-SEC. 4
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in the above-styled cause, in the
Circuit Court of Polk County, Florida, I will
sell to the property situate in Polk County,
Florida, described as:
LOT 30, RIDGEWOOD POINTE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 98, PAGE 8, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
A/K/A 478 Canary Island Cir-
cle, Davenport, FL 33837
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at the Jury Lounge,
Second Floor, Polk County Courthouse,
255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Florida at 9:00 o'clock A.M., or as soon
thereafter 9;00 A.M., the 2nd 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 Court-
house located at 255 North Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from Broadway
Avenue. In the event any temporary
change of location is necessary, the Clerk
shall post a "Notice of Change" at the sale
location directing the bidders to the tem-


porary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the Office
of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-
4690, within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED THIS 31st day of January, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By/s/Lori Armuo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0466













6B The Polk County Democrat February 22, 2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
ERIC GOODWILL,
Plaintiff,
vs
YVONNE DONLEY, a/k/a YVONNE
DAVILA, CONSECO FINANCE
SERVICING CORP.,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2007-CA-527
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: YVONNE DONLEY, a/k/a YVONNE DAV-
ILA
7030 MYRTLE ROAD
LAKELAND, FLORIDA 33809
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 19th day of March. 2006.
and file the original with the Clerk of this Court,
either before service on Plaintiff's attomey, or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief demanded
in the Petition.
The Plaintiff is seeking a declaratory judg-
ment on real property described as follows:
1996 Merrit mobile home
Vin number: FLHML2P100914788A
Title number: 0072298676
Decal Number: C0112545
If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate In this proceeding, you are entitled
Sat 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
SServices 711.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
SCourt on this 5thday of February 2007.
,RICHARD M. WEISS,
'As Clerk of Said Court
:BY: /s/ Linda Richards
As Deputy Clerk
S(COURT SEAL)
:Feb. 8,.15, 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0390


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION
:IN THE INTEREST OF:
'D.C. DOB: 12/13/2004
:MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE'
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
53-2005-DP-140500-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
JUAN CORONET
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
'Petition under oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the permanent
commitment of
D.C., a male child, born on December 13,
2004, to the mother, Donna Cleary and
Juan Coronet, the father, in the State of
Florida. '
for subsequent adoption and you are
hereby COMMANDEDto be and appear be-
fore MAGISTRATE ROBIN MATIS-JACKSON
in HEARING ROOM at 9:00 A.M. on
WEDNESDAY the 28th day of March, 2007,
for this hearing at POLK COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, COURTROOM-Juvenile Division
Hearing Room-5C1, Fifth Floor, 255 N.
Broadway, BARTOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN PERSON
WILL BE TREATED AS A CONSENT TO
THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY LOSE ALL
LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE
CHILDREN) AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN AT-
TORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MAT-
TER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTOR-
NEY, YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND RE-
QUEST THAT THE COURT APPOINT YOU
AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT
ONE.
"In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities.need-
ing a special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the Children &
Families Legal Department at 1055 US High-
way 17 North, Bartow, Florida 33830, Tele-
phone: 863-534-0062 not later than seven
days prior to the proceeding. If hearing im-
paired, (TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V) 1-
800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Debbie Stinson
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2007-0305


IN' THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS
FARGO BANK MINNESOTA, NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
NORWEST BANK MINNESOTA, N.A., AS CO-
TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERV-
ICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JULY 31,
1998, SERIES 1998-B,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JO ARMSTRONG F/K/A JO HAYWARD
F/K/A JO HAYWARD DENNARD; THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JO ARMSTRONG
F/K/A JO HAYWARD F/K/A JO HAY-
WARD DENNARD; RICHARD A. ARM-
STRONG A/K/A' RICHARD ARMSTRONG;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD A.
ARMSTRONG A/K/A RICHARD ARM-
STRONG; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES,
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
07-CA-0001 66
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: RICHARD A. ARMSTRONG A/K/A
RICHARD ARMSTRONG; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF RICHARD A. ARMSTRONG"
A/K/A RICHARD ARMSTRONG; IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE 'OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND
IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND


ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED 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:
SLOT 164, COUNTRY VIEW ESTATES II,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 84, PAGES 8
'THROUGH 11, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS


OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
To Include a:
1989 KING MOBILE HOME, VIN N84519A
and 47499612
1989 KING MOBILE HOME, VIN N84519B
and 50947955
A/K/A: 4920 1ST STREET NW,
LAKELAND, FL 33810
If you fail to file your answer or written de-
fenses In the above proceeding, on plaintiff's
attorney, a default will be entered against 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 30th day of January, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Teresa Nelson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22,2007-0312'


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OR THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, 'FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY, AS TRUSTEE,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
RICARDO JIMENEZ, IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST RI-
CARDO JIMENEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
RICARDO JIMENEZ, IF ANY; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
05-CA-2746
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 29, 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 05-
CA-2746 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judi-
cial 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 lo-
cated at 255 N Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Flor-
ida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd day of March,
2007 the following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
BEGINNING AT A POINT 925
FEET SOUTH OF THE NORTH-
WEST CORNER OF THE SOUTH-
EAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST
1/4 OF SECTION 16, TOWN-
SHIP 28 SOUTH, RANGE 24
EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
THENCE RUN EAST 120 FEET,
THENCE SOUTH 75 FEET,
THENCE WEST 120 FEET,
THENCE NORTH 75 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry
is possible from Broadway Avenue. In the
event any temporary change is necessary,
the Clerk will post a "Notice of Change" at -
the sale 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 30th day of January, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Mary.Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0455




POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2007-0099
SALE DATE: 3/1 5/2007
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
KENNETH E GOFF
the holder of the following certificates,
has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate numbers
and years of issuance, the description of
the property and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
19748
17859
18366
15341
19630
18235
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
5/31/2001
5/30/2003
5/31/2000
5/28/2004
5/31/2002
4/10/2006
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
30 FT OFF N SIDE OF E1/2 OF S
1/2 OF SW 1/4 OF NE 1/4
Section 24, Township 30, Range
27
PROPERTY ID NUMBER: 24-30-27-
000000-014030
Name in which assessed: GREENPOINT
LAND COMPANY LLC
All of said property being in the County of
Polk, State of Florida. To redeem property,
payment must be made by Cashier's Check
or Money Order. NO PERSONAL CHECKS
WILL BE ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed according to law,
the property described in such certificate
or certificates will be sold to the highest
bidder for CASH at the Polk County Court-
house, Main Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date of sale, on
the third Thursday in the Month of March
which is the 1 5th day of March. 2007 be-
ginning at 9:30 A.M. with lunch recess at
Noon, until completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis under the
same conditions as the first sale day, dur-
ing the regular hours of the Clerk's Office
until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS


WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOM-
MODATION TO REVIEW TAX DEED SALES
SHOULD CONTACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED. DEPT, 255 N.
BROADWAY, BARTOW, FLORIDA 33830-
9000 TELEPHONE (863) 534-4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 2/1/2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: Pam Beresford
Feb. 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0388


Public Netiees


POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT
#2007-0119
SALE DATE: 3/15/2007
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
(CHAPTER 197.512 -
FLORIDA STATUTES)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
MTAG CUST FOR MARGUERITE ASSET
MANAGEMENT LLC
the holder of the following certificates,
has filed said certificates for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certificate numbers
and years of issuance, the description of
the property and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.
24012
21923
16676
18680
YEARS OF ISSUANCE
9/6/2002
5/30/2003
5/31/2005
5/28/2004
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
BEG SE COR OF SEC RUN N
756.65 FT N 80 DEG 11' 30" W
566.40 FT TO PT ON CURVE
NWLY ALONG CURVE' 672.91 FT S
43 DEG 27'14" W 30 FT TO POB
RUN S 43 DEG 27'14" W 330 FT
TO PT ON CURVE SELY ALONG
CURVE 64.03 FT N 41 DEG 01'
03.5" W 330 FT TO PT ON
CURVE NWLY ALONG CURVE 50
FT TO POB BEING LOT 142 UNREC
COMM HIGHLANDS EAST
Section 30, Township 32, Range
28;
PROPERTY ID NUMBER: 30-32-28-
00000-022050
Name in which assessed: MARTIN SANTOS
All of said property being in the County of
Polk, State of Florida. To redeem property,
payment must be made by Cashier's Check
or Money Order. NO PERSONAL CHECKS
WILL BE ACCEPTED. Unless such certifi-
cate shall be redeemed according to law,
the property described in such certificate
or certificates will be sold to the highest
bidder for CASH at the Polk County Court-
house, Main Lobby, exact location to be
posted in Main Lobby on date of sale, on
the third Thursday in the Month of March
which is the 15th day of March 2007 be-
ginning at 9:30 A.M. with lunch recess at
Noon, until completion; and, if necessary,
continue on a day to day basis under the
same conditions as the first sale day, dur-
'ing the regular hours of the Clerk's Office
until completion.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOM-
MODATION TO REVIEW TAX DEED SALES
SHOULD CONTACT: CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, ATTN: TAX DEED DEPT, 255 N.
BROADWAY, BARTOW, FLORIDA 33830-
9000 TELEPHONE (863) 534,4528 OR
534-4529.
DATED this 2/2/2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: Pam Beresford
Feb. 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0386


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
A.R. DOB: 11/15/1990
MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
1995-DP-663100-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
JAMES EARNEST ROACHE
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Petition under oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the permanent
commitment of
A.R., a female child, born on November
15, 1990, to Debra H. Roache, Mother (
Deceased) and James Earnest Roache, the
Father, in Polk County, Florida.
for subsequent adoption and you are
hereby COMMANDEDto be and appear be-
fore the HONORABLE HARVEY A. KORN-
STEIN at 8:30 A.M. on the 29th day of
March, 2007, for this hearing at POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, COURTROOM-Ju-
venile Division, 5th Floor, Hearing Room
5D, 255 N. Broadway, BARTOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN PERSON
WILL BE TREATED AS A CONSENT TO
THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY LOSE ALL
LEGAL RIGHTS AS 'A PARENT TO THE
CHILDREN) AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN AT-
TORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MAT-
TER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTOR-
NEY, YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND RE-
QUEST THAT THE COURT APPOINT YOU
AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT
ONE.
"ln accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities need-
ing a special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the Children &
Families Legal Department at 1055 US High-
way 17 North, Bartow, Florida 33830, Tele-
phonp: 863-534-0062 not later than seven
days prior to the proceeding. If hearing im-
paired, (TDD) 1-800-955-871, or Voice (V) 1-
800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By TiffY Fulsa
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Feb. 8, 15, 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0418


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 CREDIT SUISSE FIRST
BOSTON HEAT 2005-8,
PLAINTIFF
VS..
MELISSA CHANTEL TULLOCH; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MELISSA CHANTEL TULLOCH,
IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER4'
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS' SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE


AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
2006-CA-004841
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
JanjutiLy29 2007__ entered in Civil Case No.
2006-CA-004841 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 2nd day of
March 2007 the following described property


as set forth In said Summary Final Judgment,
to-wit:
LOT 5, BLOCK "J", OF SUNSET
TERRACE, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 45, 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 1st day of February 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS .
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0465

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, STATE OF FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VIRGEL R. LIGHTFOOT, a/k/a
V,IRGEL ROBERT LIGHTFOOT,
a/k/a VIRGIL ROBERT LIGHTFOOT,
Deceased.
CASE NO.:
07CP-0087
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE
ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order
Appointing Personal Representative has
been entered in the estate of VIRGEL R.
LIGHTFOOT, a/k/a VIRGEL ROB-
ERT LIGHTFOOT, a/k/a VIRGIL
ROBERT LIGHTFOOT, deceased, File
Number 07CP-0087, by the Circuit Court
for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Drawer CC-4, P.O.
Box 9000, Bartow, Florida 33831-9000.
ALL INTERESTED ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice is served within three months after
the date of the first publication of this no-
tice must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AF-
TER 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 in accordance with
733.702 and 733.710, Florida Statute.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the estate of the decedent must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Thi date of this first publication of this
Notice is February 15, 2007.
BOBBY V. LIGHTFOOT
Personal Representative
11062 Browning Road
Lithia, FL 33547
ALAN F. GONZALEZ, ESQUIRE
Florida Bar No.: 22941 5
ALAN F. GONZALEZ, LL.M, P.L.
4600 West Kennedy Blvd.
Salem Building- Ste. 100
Tampa, FL 33509
Telephone (813) 282-1805
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0481


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STAN-
LEY ABS CAPITAL I INC. 2006-WMC2,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
JASON A. LIMNIOS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JASON A. LIMNIOS, 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; AVI-
ANA HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
F/K/A AVIANA RESORT MASTER ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2006-CA-003841
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
February 2 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 53-
2006-CA-003841 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 Sthrday of
March. 2007 the following described property
as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,
to-wit:
LOT 163, OF AVIANA PHASE 1,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
THE PLAT BOOK 133, PAGE(S)
42 THROUGH 47, INCLUSIVE,
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 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 volcP impalred, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 5it day of February 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0546


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CITIFINANCIAL MORTGAGE COMPANY,
INC. A/K/A CITIFINANCIAL MORTGAGE
COMPANY,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
ANTHONY J. MACKEY, IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST AN-
THONY J. MACKEY; NENA MACKEY, IF LIV-
ING, AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST NENA MACKEY; JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
2004CA-003797
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February
1. 2007 entered In Civil Case No. 2004CA-
003797 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judi-
cial 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 lo-
cated at 255 N Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Flor-
ida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 8th day of March. 2007
the following described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 98, SWAN LAKE ESTATES,
UNIT NUMBER SIX, ACCORDING
TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 83, PAGE 35 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry
impossible 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 2nd day of February, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0536

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IRENE TSOTOPOULOS, an Unmarried
Woman,
Plaintiff
vs.
JUAN LAWRENCE, a Married Man, JANE
DOE, the Unknown Spouse of Juan Lawrence
n/k/a Cassandra Lawrence, AND KNOWN
AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2006-CA-004062-0000-WH
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final
Judgment dated this 1st day of February,
2007, in Case No. 53-2006-CA-004062-0000-
WH, of the Circuit Court of Polk County, Flor-
ida, in which JUAN LAWRENCE, a Married
Man, JANE DOE, the Unknown Spouse of
Juan Lawrence n/k/a Cassandra Lawrence,
AND KNOWN AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/
OWNERS, are the Defendants, I will sell the
highest and best bidder for cash in the Polk
County Courthouse, 255 N. Broadway Avenue,
Bartow, Florida 33830, 2nd Floor, Jury
Lounge, in Polk County, Florida at 9:00 a.m. (
time) on March 8, 2007, the following de-
scribed property set forth in the Order of Final
Judgment:
LOTS 7 AND 8, BLOCK 2, LINCOLN
PART ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGE 19, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus 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.
DATED this 2nd day of February 2007.
RICHARD M; WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Isl Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1,2007-0538


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHNNIE PEARL WILLIAMS; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JOHNNIE PEARL WILLIAMS;
NEVILLE WILLIAMS; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF NEVILLE WILLIAMS; IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE


NAMED DEFENDANTSS; HOUSEHOLD FI-
NANCE CORPORATION III; STATE OF FLOR-
IDA; POLK COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVI-
SION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; OSI
PORTFOLIO SERVICES, INC. D/B/A OSI
FUNDING, LLC; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH
ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #2;
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
06-CA-4316-SEC 4
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to


a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in the above-styled cause, in the
Circuit Court of Polk County, Florida, I will
sell to the property situate in Polk County,
Florida, described as:
LOT 47, CAREFREE COVE SUB-
DIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 43, PAGE 19, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 118 BEACH DRIVE, WIN-
TER HAVEN, FL 33881
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at the Jury Lounge,
Second Floor, Polk County Courthouse,
255 North Broadway Avenue,. Bartow,
Florida at 9Q00 o'clock A.M., or as.soon
thereafter 9.00 A.M., the 9th 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 Court-
house located at 255 North Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from Broadway
Avenue. In the event any temporary
change of location is necessary, the Clerk
shall post a "Notice of Change" at the sale
location directing the bidders to the tem-
porary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the Office
of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-
4690, within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this court
on the 5th day of February, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0545



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, successor by
merger to CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE
CORPORATION,
PLAINTIFFS,
VS.
MARK A. BURDON, et ux., et al.,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO.
53-2006-CA-4845-0000 SEC 8
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Final Judgment Scheduling Fore-
closure Sale entered on February 1, 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 8th day of March. 2007, the follow-
ing described property as set forth in said
Order or Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 3, OF GRACEVIEW PHASE
1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK.108, PAGE 35, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a: 732 16TH STREET
SOUTH, HAINES CITY, FLORIDA
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM
THE. SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida RelayServices 711.
ORDERED at POLK County Florida, this
2nd day of February 2007
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
POLK, Florida
By: /s/ Carolyn Mack
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0542





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKET REALTY
CORP.,
Plaintiff
vs.
FLORENCE MILLER, et al.
Defendant(s)
CASE NO.:
53-2004CA-2217WH7
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated
February 13 2007 entered in Civil Case Num-
ber 53-2004CA-2217WH/7, in the Circuit Court
for POLK County, Florida, wherein CITIGROUP
GLOBAL MARKET REALTY 'CORP. is the
Plaintiff, and FLORENCE MILLER, et al., are
the Defendants, I will sell the property situated
in POLK County, Florida, described as:
Lot 216, BRIARGROVE THIRD ADDITION,
according to the map or plat thereof as re-
corded Plat Book 102, Page 34, Public Re-
cords of Polk County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, in the lobby of the POLK County
Courthouse, Jury Lounge, Second Floor, North
Broadway, Bartow, FL 33830 at 9:00 a.m. on
the 8wt day of March, 2007. Any person claim-
ing an interest in the surplus from the sale, If
any, other than the property owner as of the
date of the lis pendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale


location.
If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) working days of your receipt
of this notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Flor-
ida Relay Services 711.
Dated: February 14, 2007.
Clerk of the Court
by /s/ Carolyn Mack
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0564













February 22, 2007 The Polk County Democrat


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPO-
RATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GARRY R. FOWN, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53-2003-CA-4856-0000-OO-Div 04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February
2, 2007, and entered in CASE NO. 53-2003-
CA-4856-0000-00-Div 04, of the Circuit Court
of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for POLK
County, Florida, wherein CHASE MANHAT-
TAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION is Plaintiff
and GARRY R. FOWN, at 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 9th
day of March, 2007, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 7, LAKE DEXTER WOODS I, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 79 PAGE 28
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 613 Lake Dexter Circle SE, Winter
Haven, FL 33884.
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 5t- day of February. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0544

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
.POLK COUNTY
US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
AFRIKA KING, et al.,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO.: 2006-CA-004174
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given pursuant to a FINAL
JUDGMENT entered in the above entitled
cause in the Circuit Court in Polk County,
Florida, I will sell the situate in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
LOT 18 AND THE WEST 7.5 FEET
OF THE CLOSED ALLEY LYING
EAST OF LOT 18, WHEELER ADDI-
TION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 62, PAGE 12, OF THE PUB-
LIC 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, Polk County, in Bartow, Florida,
at 9:00 A.M. on the 9th day of March,
2007.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of 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 of lo-
cation is necessary, the Clerk shall post a "
Notice of Change" at the sale location di-
recting the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the Office
of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-
4690, within' two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
RICHARD W. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0553



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JU-

POLK COUNTY
U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for
the C-BASS Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed
Certificates, Series 2006-CB6,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
Beverly A. Shock a/k/a Beverly A. Bauck;
Richard Shock; Discovery Marketing and
Distributing, Inc.,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO. 2006-CA-004502QA
Division#: 07
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 17, 2007, entered in iCivil Case No.
2006-CA-004502QA of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for POLK County,
Florida, wherein U.S. Bank National Associa-
tion, as Trustee for the C-BASS Mortgage
Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-
CB6, Plaintiff and Beverly A. Shock a/k/a
Beverly A. Bauck are defendantss, I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT
THE JURY LOUNGE, SECOND FLOOR,
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255 NORTH
BROADWAY AVENUE, BARTOW, FLORIDA,
AT 9:00 AM, MAIN ENTRANCE IS ON
CHURCH STREET, NO ENTRY AVAILABLE
ON BROADWAY AVE. on March 8 2007 the
following described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to-wit:


LOT 10, HOMEWOOD SUBDIVISION, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, .RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 81, PAGE 8, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER 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.
DATED at BARTOW, Florida, this 9th day of
January, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0535

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.
Danny Hall; Kevin Hall; Mary Tip-
pett; et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
06CA-0718 Sec. 11
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 28, INDIAN HEIGHTS, according to
the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book
80,. Page 3, 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 8th 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, Flotida. 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 February 2. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /s/ Carolyn Mack
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0551

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
KARL JAMES A7K/A KARL A. JAMES, IF LIV-
.ING, AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST KARL JAMES A/K/A KARL A.
JAMES; ASHLEY JAMES, IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST ASH-
LEY JAMES; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
05-CA-3076-11
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Granting the Motion to Reset Foreclo-
sure Sale dated February 1 2007 entered in
Civil Case No. 05-CA-3076-11 of the Circuit
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
POLK County, BARTOW, Florida, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at THE
EAST CORRIDOR ON THE FIRST FLOOR at
the POLK County Courthouse located at 255 N
Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on the 8th day of March. 2007 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Summary
Final Judgment, to-wit:
THE SOUTH 35 FEET OF LOT 2
AND ALL OF LOT 3 AND THE
NORTH 35 FEET OF LOT 4,
BLOCK B AND PART OF CLOSED
ALLEY WEST SAME OF, OF
WEST WINTER HAVEN SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN ,PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 18, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
All sales are to be held at the east end of the
east 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 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
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)


Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0547


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 03/05/2007,
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.
1999 JEEP
VIN# 1J4FF68S1 XL639301
Feb. 22, 2007-0570


Public Notices


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
SHSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR HOME EQUITY
LOAN TRUST SERIES ACE 2006-HE1,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
ALVARO VEIRA DIAZ A/K/A ALVARO VEIRA;
SGLORIA BUITRAGO; ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; ASSO-
CIATION OF POINCIANA VILLAGES, INC.;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
2006-CA-004553
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 25 2007 entered in Civil Case No.
2006-CA-004553 of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit In and for POLK County,
BAIRTOW, 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 J1st day of
March. 2007 the following described property
as set forth In said Summary Final Judgment,
to-wit:
LOT 1, BLOCK 699, POINCI-
ANA, NEIGHBORHOOD 5
NORTH, VILLAGE 3, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 54,
PAGES 27 THROUGH 42, 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 26th day of January. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0458

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
1997 FORD F-350 PICKUP TRUST
VIN# 1 FTJW36FSVEA1 9847
TAG# 104KTF

CASE NO.: 2007CA-0126
SECTION: 11
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEED-
INGS
Johnny Mock
4325 Cheri Drive
Auburndale, Florida
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS who claim
an interest in the above-captioned prop-
erty:
Grady Judd, as Sheriff of Polk
County, Florida, ("Polk County Sheriff's Of-
fice"), gives notice of forfeiture procee'd-
ings pursuant to Sections 932.701-707,
Florida Statutes, in regard to the above-
described property ("Captioned Prop-
erty").
1. Captioned Property was seized in or
near Auburndale, in Polk County, Florida on
or about December 29, 2006, by the Polk
County Sheriff's Office and Captioned
Property is presently in the custody of the
Polk County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide lien holder,
or person in possession of the property at
the time of seizure has the right to re-
quest an adversarial preliminary hearing
from the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court to
determine whether probable cause exists
to believe that Captioned Property has
been or is being used in violation of the
Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act.
3..A Complaint seeking forfeiture of Cap-
tioned Property was filed in the.Circuit
Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County on or about February 5,
2007.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct
copy ofthe foregoing was furnished to the
addressee(s) herein this 5th day of Febru-
ary. 2007.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ESQUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6351
Florida Bar #0553247
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0472



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE
FOR OPTION ONE MORTGAGE LOAN
TRUST 2001-D, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2001-D
Plaintiff,,
vs.
PAUL C. LO CASCIO, JR., et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006CA-004804-SEC 08
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 25th
day of January. 2007, and entered in Case No.
2006CA-004804-SEC 08, of the Circuit Court
of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Polk
County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO
BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR OPTION
ONE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2001-D, AS-
SET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2011-D is the Plaintiff and PAUL C. LO CAS-


CIO, JR.; STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPART-
MENT OF REVENUE; UNITED STATES, DE-
PARTMENT OF TREASURY; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF PAUL C. LO CASCIO, JR.;
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 1st day of March, 2007, the
following described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 12, LIBERTY HILL, AC-


CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 64, PAGE 50, 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 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 26th day of Januay, 2007.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of The Circuit Court
By /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0454

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
US BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE
Plaintiff,
vs.
EDWIN PEREZ, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006CA-004691-SEC 08
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 25th
day of Januarv, 2007, and entered in Case No.
2006CA-004691-SEC 08, of the Circuit Court
of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Polk
County, Florida, wherein US BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE is the Plaintiff and EDWIN PEREZ;
YADIRA BAEZ; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) 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
Courthouse, 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 1st day of March,
2007, the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 12, BLOCK 80, POINCIANA
SUBDIVISION VILLAGE 3,
NEIGHBORHOOD 3, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 52,
PAGE 19, 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 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 Office of the Court Admin-
istrator, (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 26th day of January, 2007.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of The Circuit Court
By /s/ Carolvn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Feb 15, 22, 2007-0453


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA
Plaintiff,
vs.
PAUL CUMMINGS, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006CA-004699-SEC 07
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 30t
day of January. 2007, and entered in Case No.
2006CA-004699-SEC 07, of the Circuit Cdurt
of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Polk
County, Florida, wherein WASHINGTON MU-
TUAL BANK, FA is the Plaintiff and PAUL
CUMMINGS; WENDI CUMMINGS; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-

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.
on the 1st day of Mach, 2007, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
THE WEST 30 FEET OF LOT 9,
ALL OF LOT 10, AND EAST 15
FEET OF LOT 11, OF BURCO
PLACE #1, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 21,
PAGE 48, 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 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 Admin-
istrator, (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 Fetnuary, 200/
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of The Circuit Court
By /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0461


7B


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
'COUNTY, FLORIDA COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF IN RE: ESTATE OF
JOHN WILLIS GATES, JR. a/k/a .BARBARA M. HENSON,
JOHN W. GATES, JR., Deceased.
Deceased. File No.
File No. 06-CP-0194
07-CP-0214 NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Division Probate The administration of the estate of BAR-
NOTICE TO CREDITORS BARA M. HENSON, deceased, whose date of
The administration of the estate of death was November 5, 2006; File Number 06-
JOHN WILLIS GATES, JR. a/k/a CP-0194, is pending in the Circuit Court for
JOHN W. GATES, JR., deceased, Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the ad-
whose date of death was January 20, dress of which is Post Office Box 9000, Bar-
200Z, and whose Social Security Number tow, FL 33831. The names and addresses of
is 258-54-3793, is pending in the Circuit the personal representative and the personal
Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate representative's attorney are set forth below.
Division; the address of which is P.O. Box All creditors of the decedent and other per-
9000. Drawer CC-4 Bartow. FL 33831-9000 sons, having claims or demands against dece-
The names and addresses of the personal rep- dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice
resentative and the personal representative's has been served, must file their claims with
attorney are set forth below, this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
All creditors of the decedent and other per- AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
sons having claims or demands against dece- TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
has been served must file their claims with this THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF- All other creditors of the decedent and per-
TER THE DATE OF THE. FIRST PUBLICA- sons whb have claims or demands against the
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER decedent's estate, must file their claims with
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
THIS NOTICE ON THEM. DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
All 6ther creditors of the decedent and other THIS NOTICE.
persons having claims or demands against de- ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
cedent's estate must file their claims with this FOREVER BARRED.
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO- SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TICE. TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
FOREVER BARRED. BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS The date of first publication of this notice is:
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED February 15, 2007.
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE- JULIE BAILEY
CEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. Personal Representative
The date of first publication of this notice is 38 Cricket Lane
February 15 2007 Berry, KY 41003
Personal Representative: DEREK B. ALVAREZ, ESQUIRE
Linda Faye Gates Attorney for Personal Representative
3330 Doris Drive Florida Bar No. 0114278
Lakeland, FL 33813 GENDERS ALVAREZ
TROIANO & ROBERTS, P.A. A Professional Association
Attorneys for Personal Representative 2307 West Cleveland Street
317 SOUTH TENNESSEE AVENUE Tampa, Florida 33609
LAKELAND, FL 33801-4617 Telephone: (813) 254-4744
Telephone: (863) 686-7136 Facsimile: (813) 254-5222
Florida Bar No. 0221864 Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0480
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0479
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FOR POLK COUNTY
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK CIVIL DIVISION
COUNTY MIDFIRST BANK,
CIVIL DIVISION Plaintiff
FIRST MORTGAGE CORPORATION vs.
OF WINTER HAVEN, WILLIAM B. BENTON AND EBONY GRANT-
Plaintiff, BENTON, CITY OF LAKELAND, AND UN-
vs. KNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS,
ANTONIO GONZALEZ AND BUE- Defendants.
NAVENTURA GONZALEZ, CASE NO:
Defendants. 53-2003CA-001639-0000-WH
CASE NO. Division: 07
06CA-4418 NOTICE OF SALE
Section No. 4 Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Third
NOTICE OF SALE Amended Final Judgment of Foreclosure for
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Plaintiff entered in this cause, in the Circuit
a Final Judgment.entered in the above en- Court of Polk County, Florida, I will sell the
titled cause in the Circuit Court of Polk property situated in Polk County, Florida de-
County, Florida, I will sell the property lo- scribed as:
cated in Polk County, Florida, being specifi- LOT 8 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 9,
cally described as follows: BLOCK "A", PARKLAND ADDITION, AC-
Lot 13, of Beech Haven Estates, ac- CORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
cording to the map or plat thereof re- THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
corded in Plat Book 63, Page 36, of BOOK 9, PAGE 6, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
the public records of Polk County, Flor- POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ida. and commonly known as: 1033 West 12th
at public sale to the highest and best bid- Street; including the building, appurte-
der, for cash at the Jury Lounge, Second nuances, and fixtures located therein, at
Floor, Polk County Courthouse, 255 Nor th public sale, to the highest and best bidder,
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Polk County, for cash, in the Jury Lounge, Second Floor,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd day of Polk County Courthouse, 255 North Broad-
March. 2006. way, Bartow, Polk County, Florida will be
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN held at 9:00 o'clock, A.M., on March 2.
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, 200Q7
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS Any persons claiming an interest in the
OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST surplus from the sale, if any, other than
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE the property owner as of the date of the
SALE. lis pendens must file a claim within 60
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge, days after the sale.
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar- Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en- located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca- any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
location. tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
If you are a person with disabilities who needs location.
any accommodation in order to participate in If you are a person with a disability who
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to needs any accommodation in order to par-
you, to the provision of certain assistance, ticipate in this proceeding, you are enti-
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis- tied, at no cost to you, to the provision of
trator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working certain assistance. Please contact the Of-
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are fice of the Court Administrator, (863)
hearing or voice impaired, call TODD (863) 534- 534-4690, within two (2) working days of.
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711. your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
Dated January 31 2007. ing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (863)
RICHARD M. WEISS 534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 711.
As Clerk of the Circuit Court DATED this 31st day of January. 2007.
By /s/Lori Armijo RICHARD M. WEISS
As Deputy Clerk Clerk of the Circuit Court
(Court Seal) By: sl/ Lodr Armiio
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0467 Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0469
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
IN THO USAD TWO HUNDRED FIFTY COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED FIFTY IN RE: ESTATE OF
AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($1,250.00) MICHAEL EUGENE ANDERSON
UNITED STATES CURRENCY Deceased.
File No.:
CASE NO.: 2007CA-00587 07-CP-0251
SECTION: 11 NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEED- The administration of the estate of MI-
T n L ilaS CHAEL EUGENE ANDERSON, deceased,
Tyrone L. Williams whose date of death was January 8, 2007, is
rt975 Carver Avenue pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County,
A BN ALL N OTHEriPEdRS who0 caim Florida, Probate Division, the address of which
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS who claim is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Flor-
an interest in the above-captioned prop- ida 3331 The names and addresses of the
erty: d, personal representative and the personal rep-
Grady Judd, as Sheriff of Polk resentatives' attorney are set forth below.
County, Florida, (Polk County Sheriff's Of- All creditors of the decedent and other per-
fice"), gives notice of forfeiture proceed- having claims or demands against dece-
ings pursuant to Sections 932.701-707, dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice
Florida Statutes, in regard to the above- has been served must file their claims with this
described property ("Captioned Prop- court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
erty"). TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
1. Captioned Property was seized in or TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
near Bartow, in Polk County, Florida on or THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
about December 29, 2006, by the Polk THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
County Sheriff's Office and Captioned All other creditors of the decedent and other
Property is presently in the custody of the persons having claims or demands against de-
Polk County Sheriff's Office. lien holder, cedent's estate must file their claims with this
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide lien holder, court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
or person in possession of the property at OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
the time of seizure has the right to re- TICE.
quest an adversarial preliminary hearing ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
from the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court to
S n^E N uIO RS HDO S ACTION
determine whether probable cause exists 733.702 IF THE FLRIDA PROBATE CODE
to believe that Caotioned Property has 733...702FTHEFLORIDAPROBATE CODE


been or is being used in violation of the WILL at iutrvti bArlI-U.
beenorsnduedntvo of the NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
3. A Complaint seeking forfeiture of Cap- SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER DECE-
tioned Property was filed in the Circuit D ENT'S DTER O MRF DE A S ER DEE-
Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED
for Polk County on or about February 6, The date of first publication of ths notice is
2007. February 15 2007.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE Personal Representative:
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct Geraldine S. Mead
copy of the foregoing was furnished to the 523 W. Daughter Road
Lakeland, Florida 33809
addressee(s) herein this 8.th day of Febru. Aonyo Personal Reresentative
ary Attorney for Personal epresentiv:
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ESQUIRE Craig A. Mundy, Esq.
Polk County Sheriff's Office Crai A Mund, P.A0
455 North Broadway Craig A. Mundy, P.A.
455North Broadwy 4927 Southfork Drive
Bartow, Florida 33830 4927 Southfork Drive
(863) 534-6351 Lakeland, Florida 33813
Florida Bar #0553247 Telephone: (863) 647-3778
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0476 Feb. 15. 22, 2006-0484













8B The Polk County Democrat February 22, 2007





Public Notices


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HARRY E. SPICER, SR., Deceased.
PROBATE FILE NUMBER
07CP-0360
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of HARRY
E. SPICER, SR., deceased, File Number
07CP-0360 by the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-
4, Bartow, FL 33831-9000. The name and ad-
dresses of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this
notice is served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
February 22 2007
Person Giving Notice:
MICHELE ANN SPICER
251 PattersonRd. Lot 1-55
Haines City, Florida 33844
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
TED A. LASSEIGNE, Esquire
Post Office Box 2238
Haines City, FL 33845-2238
Telephone: 863/422-2216
Florida Bar No. 163202
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0582


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BETTY JANE KOSMAN A/K/A BETTY J. KOS-
MAN,
Deceased.
FILE NO. 06 CP-3080
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of BETTY
JANE KOSMAN A/K/A BETTY J. KOSMAN,
deceased, File Number 07CP-3080, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is Polk
County Courthouse, Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4419, Bartow, Florida 33830-9000.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative 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 PUBUCA-
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 22, 2007.
Personal Representative
David F. Dumont
Post Office Box 91806
Lakeland, Florida 33804-1806
Attorney for Personal Representative
Philip 0. Alien, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 167375
PETERSON & MYERS, P.A.
Post Office Box 24628
Lakeland, Florida 33802-4628 -
Telephone: (863) 683-6511
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0581


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GE CAPITAL SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
FLORIDA LINING & WELDING, INC., a Florida
corporation, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2006-CA-003212-0000-LK Sec. 11
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Decem -
ber 15. 2006. entered in Civil Case No. 53-
2006-CA-003212-0000-LK Sec. 11 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County, Florida, wherein GE CAPITAL
SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE CORPORA-
TION, is Plaintiff and FLORIDA LINING &
WELDING, INC., a Florida corporation; LAYNE
E. MAYO; JOE M. MAYO, JR.; UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA; R.A.M. ENTER-
PRISES, INC.; CLARK, CAMPBELL & MAW-
HINNEY, P.A.; and all unknown parties claim-
ing by, through under or against the named de-
fendants, whether living or not, and whether
said unknown parties claims as heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, or in any other capacity, claiming by,
through under or against the named' defen-
dants are Defendant(s).
I will sell to the highest bidder for cash, in
the Jury Lounge, Second floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 N. Broadway, Bartow, Polk
County, Florida at 9:00 o'clock a.m. on the 9th
day of March, 2007 the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
That part'of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of
Section 32, Township 30 South, Range
24 East, Polk County, Florida, described
as follows; Commence at the NW corner
of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of the NW
114 of NW 1/4 195.0 feet to the point of
beginning; thence run West, parallel to
the North line of said Section 32, to a
point lying 195 feet South and 502.50
feet East of the NW corner of said Sec-
tion, thence South 0 degrees 06'44"
East 295 feet, thence East and parallel
to the North line of said section 32, to
an intersection with the West line of the
East 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of
said Section, thence South 0 degrees
06'44" East along said West line of the
SW corner of the North 3/4 of the East
1/2 of the NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of said Sec-
tion, thence East 329.51 feet, more or
less to a point lying 329.97 feet West of,
the East line of said NW 1/4 of NW 1/4,
thence North 0 degrees 06'44" West
parallel to said East line of NW 1/4 of


NW 1/4 792.82 feet, more or less to a
point lying 195.0 feet South and 329.97
feet West of the NE corner of said NW
1/4 of NW 1/4, thence West parallel to
the North line of said Section, 329.51
feet more or less, to the point of begin-
ning.
STREET ADDRESS: 503 Bradshaw Indus-
trial Park, Bartow, FL 33830.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus 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 th day of February 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
BY: /s/ Lori Armiio
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0537


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE
THE CITY OF BARTOW
CITY COMMISSION
Notice is hereby given that the City Commis-
sion of the City of Bartowwill hold a Public
Hearing at a regular City Commission meeting
on Monday, March 5, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. in the
City Commission Chambers of Bartow City
Hall located at 450 N. Wilson Avenue to con-
sider the final reading of the following ordi-
nande:
ORDINANCE NO. 2007-05
AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE FINAL
PLAT OF BRIDGEPORT PHASE II, BEING A
SUBDIVISION LYING IN A PORTION OF THE
SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 31,
TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST,
CITY OF BARTOW, POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA; AGREEING TO ACCEPT FOR MAINTE-
NANCE BY THE CITY OF BARTOW CER-
TAIN IMPROVEMENTS THEREIN DEDI-
CATED TO THE PUBLIC.
The proposed ordinance is available in the of-
fice of the City Clerk in the City Hall complex.
Interested parties may examine it there or ap-
pear at the meeting and be heard with respect
to the proposed resolution.
Please be advised that if you desire to appeal
from any decision made as a result of the
above hearing or meeting, you will need a re-
cord of the proceedings and in some cases a
verbatim record is required. You must make
your own arrangements to produce this record.
(Florida Statute 286.0105)
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at least no
cost to you, to the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact City Clerk Linda Culpep-
per at 450 N. Wilson Avenue, P.O. Box 1069,
Bartow, Florida 33831-1069 or phone (863)
534-0100 within 2 working days of you receipt
of this meeting notification; if you are hearing
or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
LINDA CULPEPPER, MMC, CITY CLERK
CITY OF BARTOW
Feb. 22, 2007-0567

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
ROBERT D. DUNCAN. ET AL,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO;
2006-CA-5262
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: ROBERT D. DUNCAN; LISA MARIE
DUNCAN
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:
ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF
LAND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY
OF POLK, STATE OF FLORIDA
BEING KNOWN AND DESIG-
NATED AS FOLLOWS:
LOT 259 OF IMPERIALAKES
PHASE ONE, AS SHOWN BY
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 63,
PAGES 43 THRU 45.
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 26 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 19th
day of February, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0578



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
HSBC BANK USA BANK USA, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF ACE SECURII-
TIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST
AND FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF
ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY
LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-SD2, ASSET
BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RONALD S. OBERG; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF RONALD S. OBERG; ANY AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER AND 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.; SOLIVITA COMMUNITY AS-
SOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2006-CA-003471-0000-Sec 4
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February
2. 2006, and entered in Case No. 53-2006-CA-
003471-0000-Sec 4, of the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County,


Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA BANK
USA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF
ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY
LOAN TRUST AND FOR THE REGISTERED
HOLDERS OF ACE SECURITIES CORP.
HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-
SD2, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, is a Plaintiff, and RONALD S.
OBERG; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; are the Defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the Jury Lounge on the Second
Floor of the Polk County Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway, Bartow, FI, at 09:00 AM on March
9..200Z, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 73, SOLIVITA-PHASE IVB, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 121,
PAGES 2 THROUGH 6, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA. .
A/K/A 178 ACADIA DRIVE, KISSIMMEE,
FL 34759.
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 Court
By: /sl Carolyn Mack
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0549

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY, AMERICAS AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARTHA WARING, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006-CA-004406 SEC 08
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the ISt
day of February 2007 and entered in Case
No. 2006-CA-004406 SEC 08, of the Circuit
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE
BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY,
AMERICAS AS TRUSTEE is the Plaintiff and
MARTHA WARING; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCOR-
PORATED AS NOMINEE FOR IRWIN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION (MIN# 1000139-
0080660798-6); ANDREW WARING A/K/A
ANDREW M. WARING; 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 COURT-
HOUSE, 255 N BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA (ENTRY ON CHURCH STREET), at
the Polk.County Courthouse, in BARTOW,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the Bthday of March.
20QZ, the following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 104, RANDA RIDGE PHASE 1, AC-
CORDING TO PLAT THEREOF AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 125, PAGES
26 THROUGH 29, INCLUSIVE, 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 even'
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with 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
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: Is/ Lori Armiio
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0541



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision of
the State of Florida,
Petitioners,
vs.
HARVEY L. MERRITT; Clarice Merritt; Clar-
ence D. Hamilton; Emilia N. Hamilton; Jes-
sie W. Rowlette, Jr.; Candy L. Rowlette; Wa-
chovia Bank, N.A.; Joe G. Tedder, Polk
County Tax Collector; Marsha M. Faux, Polk
County Property Appraiser,
Defendants.
Case No.:
53-2007CA-00558-0138
Judge: James A. Yancy
Section: 08
Parcel No.: 138 139, 149, 186
NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE
AND
NOTICE OF SUIT
Polk County, a political subdivision of the State
of Florida
Wachovia Bank, N.A.
Legal Order Processing
Serve: Ken Thompson, as President
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Parcel 186
To all said defendants who are living,
and if any or all defendants are deceased,
the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, lienors, or other par-
ties claiming by, through, under, or against
any such deceased defendants, if alive,
and, if dead their unknown spouse, heirs,


devisees, legatees, grantees, creditors,
lienors, or other parties claiming by,
through, under, or against any such de-
ceased defendant or defendants, and all
other parties having or claiming to have
any right, title, or interest in and to the
property described in the Petition, to wit:
Parcel Number: 186
Polk County: CR 540A SEG-
MENT II EAST OF LAKELAND HIGH-
LAND TO EAST OF US 98
Tax Folio Number: 14-29-24-
282500-006101
A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A
PORTION OF A PARCEL DESCRIBED


IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK
2926, PAGE 104, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA, LYING IN SECTION 14, TOWN-
SHIP 29 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST
CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4
OF SAID SECTION 14; THENCE
NORTH 00'36'43" WEST ALONG
THE WEST LINE OF SAID SOUTH-
EAST 1/4 A DISTANCE OF 167.90
FEET; THENCE NORTH 89'50'17"
EAST, 15.00 FEET TO THE EAST
LINE OF A 30.00 FOOT WIDE
ROADWAY SHOWN ON W.F. HAL-
LAM AND COMPANY CLUB COLONY
TRACT ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1-C, PAGE 102A OF SAID
PUBLIC RECORDS AND THE POINT
OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH
00'36'43" WEST, ALONG THE
EAST LINE OF SAID 30.00 FOOT
WIDE ROADWAY 85.00 FEET TO
THE NORTH LINE OF SAID PAR-
CEL; THENCE NORTH 89'50'17"
EAST, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE
50.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH
00'36'43' EAST, 85.00 FEET TO
THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID PAR-
CEL; THENCE SOUTH 89'50'17"
WEST, ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE
15.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
CONTAINING 1,275 SQUARE
FEET, MORE OR'LESS.
You are each notified that the Peti-
tioner filed its sworn Petition and its
Declaration of Taking in this Court
against you as defendants, seeking to
condemn by eminent domain proceed-
ings the above described property lo-
cated in the State of Florida, County of
Polk.
You are further notified that the Peti-
tioner will apply to the Honorable
James A. Yancey, one of the Judges
of this Court, for an Order of Taking in this
cause. This cause will be heard by Judge
Yancey for purposes of Case Management
on the 1 9t day of March, 2007,
at 8:00 A.M. at the Polk County
Courthouse, 6th Floor, Court-
room 6D-1, East Tower, Blue Ele-
vator, Bartow, Florida at which time
an Order of Taking may be entered should
all parties be in agreement. Should a hear-
ing be requested and required, this cause
shall be set for Hearing on the 10th day
of April A.D., 2007 at 9:00 A.M.
at the Polk County Courthouse,
6th Floor, Courtroom 6D-1, East
Tower, Blue Elevator Bartow,
Florida, or at such other time set by the
Court at the Case Management Confer-
ence.
AND
Each defendant is hereby required to
serve written defenses, if any, and request
a hearing, if desired, to said Petition on:
POLK COUNTY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Linda L. McKinley, Deputy County At-
torney
Post Office Box 9005, Drawer AT01
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-6437
Florida Bar No.: 325521
on or before the 26th day of March, A.D.,
2007, and file the originals with the Clerk of
this Court on that date, to show cause what
right, title, interest, or lien you or any of you
have in and to the property described in the
Petition and to show cause, if any you have,
why the property should not be condemned for
the uses and purposes set forth in the Petition.
If you fail to answer, a default may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the Peti-
tion. If you fail to request a hearing on the Peti-
tion for Order of Taking you shall waive any
right to object to said Order of Taking.
In accordance with the Ameri-'
cans with Disabilities Act, if you
are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court Ad-
ministrator, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this Notice to
Show Cause and Notice of Suit; if
you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Service 800-
955-8770.
WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL of said
Court on the 20Qth day of February 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0575



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A CON-
SECO FINANCE SERVICING CORP. F/K/A
GREEN TREE FINANCIAL SERVICING CORPO-
RATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JASON D. PORTER; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JASON D. PORTER; IF LIVING, INCLUD-
ING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DE-
FENDANTS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF DE-
CEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEESS, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS; BENEFICIAL FLOR-
IDA; INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRES-
ENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #2;
Defendant(s).
'CASE NO.
06-CA-4755-DIV 8
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in the above-styled cause, in the
Circuit Court of Polk County, Florida, I will
sell to the property situate in Polk County,
Florida, described as:
LOT 34, PIONEER TRAILS PHASE
1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 104, PAGE 50, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TO INCLUDE A:


1999 REDMAN INDUSTRIES,
INC. VIN FLA14614745A
79483442
1999 REDMAN INDUSTRIES,
INC. VIN FLA14614745B
79483381
A/K/A 3759 Pioneer Trails
Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33810
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at the Jury Lounge,
Second Floor, Polk County Courthouse,
255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Florida at 00 o'clock A.M., or as soon
thereafter 9M00 A.M., the 8th day of
March, 2007.
Any person claiming an interest in the


surplus trom the sale, it any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens, must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Court-
house located at 255 North Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from Broadway
Avenue. In the event any temporary
change of location is necessary, the Clerk
shall post a "Notice of Change" at the sale
location directing the bidders to the tem-
porary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the Office
of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-
4690, within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this court
on the 2nd day of February, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK QF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0543

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY
REGIONS BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CLIFFORD MILES MATHER AKA CLIFFORD
MATHER, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PAR-
TIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST CLIF-
FORD MILES MATHER AKA CLIFFORD
MATHER; PENELOPE SAMANTHA MATHER
AKA PENELOPE SAMANTHA RUDDOCK, IF
LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST PENELOPE SAMANTHA MATHER
AKA PENELOPE SAMANTHA RUDDOCK;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #2,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2007-CA-0005830000WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CLIFFORD MILES MATHER AKA CLIF-
FORD MATHER and PENELOPE SAMANTHA
MATHER AKA PENELOPE SAMANTHA RUD-
DOCK
Last known address: 222 SARAGOSSA AVE-
NUE, DAVENPORT, FL 33897 and 9 CLAR-
ENCE STREET SEAHAM HARBOR, COUNTY
DURHAM, UK SR7
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming interest
by, through, under or against CLIFFORD
MILES MATHER AKA CLIFFORD MATHER
and PENELOPE SAMANTHA MATHER AKA
'PENELOPE SAMANTHA RUDDOCK and all
parties having or claiming to have any right, ti-
tle or interest in the property described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
described property:
LOT 214, OF SOLANA, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 129, AT PAGE(S) 13
THROUGH 18, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses to it, if any, to it, on Susan Yeong J.
Kang, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address
is 2901 STIRLING ROAD, SUITE 300, FT
LAUDERDALE, FL 33312, either on or be-
fore March 26, 2007 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.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court
this 16th day of February 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Linda Richards
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0576

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY
AMERICAS AS TRUSTEE
Plaintiff,.
vs.
GIDEON CRENTSIL, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006CA-004515-04
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-004515-04; of the Circuit Court of
the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST
COMPANY AMERICAS AS TRUSTEE is the
Plaintiff and GIDEON CRENTSIL; MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR
HOMECOMINGS FINANCIAL NETWORK,
INC. (MIN# 100062604294132487); UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF GIDEON CRENTSIL;
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 9th day of March, 2007, the
following described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 30, WILDFLOWER RIDGE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 132, PAGES 42-
44, 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 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 th day of February, 2007.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of The Circuit Court
By /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0550


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
BANKUNITED, FSB,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAVID KENNEDY, if living and if deceased,
et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2006CA-003919-SEC 7
NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Final Judgment of foreclosure dated
February 1, 2007, and entered in CASE NO.:
53-2006CA-0033919-SEC 7, of the Circuit
Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County, Florida, wherein BankUnited,
FSB, is Plaintiff and DAVID KENNEDY, if liv-
ing and if deceased, any unknown party
who may claim as heir, devisee, grantee,
assignee, lienor, creditor, trustee or other
claimants, by, through under or against
DAVID KENNEDY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
DAVID KENNEDY; WINDWOOD BAY HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; STATE OF
FLORIDA; JOHN DOE AND MARY DOE, are
the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash AT THE 2ND FLOOR,
JURY LOUNGE, OF THE POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 255 NORTH BROADWAY,
BARTOW, FLORIDA 33830, AT 9:00 o'clock
A.M., on the 8th day of March, 2007, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in said
Order or Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 43 OF WINDWOOD BAY PHASE
ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 118,
PAGE(S) 40-47, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Also known as: 185 SAND RIDGE
DRIVE, DAVENPORT, FL 33896.
IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST OR RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING
AFTER THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN
THE PROPERTY OWNER, YOU MUST FILE
A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO
LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER 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 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 5th day of February 2007 at Polk
County, Florida.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /sl/ Carolyn Mack
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0552



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 FOR BANKERS TRUST COM-
PANY- TRUST 99-3,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LARRY YEAGER A/K/A LARRY E. YEAGER,
et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006-CA-004964 SEC 08
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 11t
day of February 2007 and entered in Case
No. 2006-CA-004964 SEC 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
BANKERS TRUST COMPANY OF CALIFOR-
NIA, N.A., AS CUSTODIAN OR TRUSTEE
FOR BANKERS TRUST COMPANY- TRUST
99-3 is the Plaintiff and LARRY YEAGER
A/K/A LARRY E. YEAGER; MORTGAGE
SERVICES, INC. FORMERLY KNOWN AS
CHASE MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPO-
RATION; LUANN YEAGER A/KIA LUANN C.
YEAGER; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS) 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 COURTHOUSE, 255 N
BROADWAY, BARTOW, FLORIDA (ENTRY
ON CHURCH STREET), at the Polk County
Courthouse, in BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on the 8th day of March. 2007, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 10, BLOCK M, SUN RAY HOMES,
PLAT NUMBER ONE, ACCORDING TO
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 43, PAGE 8, 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 thee loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sate
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 1st day of February 2007.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: s/ Lori Armiio
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0539


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













February 22, 2007 The Polk County Democrat


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN
MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MATILDA J. HOWELL, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53-2006-CA-000144-0000-WH-Div 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated
February 6, 2007, and a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated August 9, 2006, and en-
tered in CASE NO. 53-2006-CA-000144-0000-
WH-Div 11, of the Circuit Court of the TENTH
Judicial Circuit in and for POLK County, Flor-
ida, wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MAN-
HATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is
Plaintiff and MATILDA J. HOWELL, 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 9th day of March, 2007, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
BEGINNING AT A POINT 267 FEET EAST
AND 340 FEET NORTH OF THE SW
BLOCK CORNER OF THE REPLAT OF A
PORTION OF A CORRECTIVE PLAT OF
WITHAM ACRES, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 28, PAGE 34, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY;- FLORIDA, RUN
THENCE NORTH 120 FEET, THENCE
EAST 120 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 120
FEET THENCE WEST 120 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING
A/K/A 213 Herbert Street, Aubirndale,
Florida 33823
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 7Zh day of February. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-b554


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATEOF
KAY A. GRAHAM
Deceased.
File No.:
07CP-0216
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of KAY A.
GRAHAM, deceased, whose date of death
was December 27, 2006, is pending in the Cir-
cuit Court for POLK County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is P.O. Box
9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33830-
9000. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice
has been served must file their claims with this.
court WITHIN THE LATER OF'3 MONTHS AF-
TER .THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against de-
cedent's estate must file their claims with this.
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NO-
TICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE-
CEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this notice
is February 22, 2007.
Personal Representative:
Stacy Cantrell
113 West Badcock Blvd.
Mulberry, Florida 33860
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Mark E. Clements, Esquire
Attorney for Stacy Cantrell
Florida Bar Number: 276774
Mark E. Clements, P.A.
310 East Main Street
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Telephone: (863) 687-2287
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0563


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
DENISE M. HUNTER, TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LISA A. WADE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF LISA A. WADE; DARRON D. KENNEDY;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DARRON D.
KENNEDY; LATOYA L. MONTGOMERY;
W.S. BADCOCK CORPORATION, a Florida
corporation; BOARD OF COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA;
CLERK OF COURTS, POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA; and JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2004CA-4083
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to an
Amended Final Judgment entered in the above
entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Polk
County, Florida the following described prop-
erty:
That part of Lots 8 and 9, Block 8, of
THE MAP OF WEST WINTER HAVEN, as
recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 12, Public


Records of Polk County, Florida, more
closely described as follows: Beginning
at the Northwest corner of Lot 9 run
Easterly along the North boundary
thereof along a curve having a radius of
350.00 feet, delta of 9"41'09", chord of
56.36 feet, chord bearing of S 82'34'57"
E, an arc length of 56.42 feet; thence
continue along said North boundary,
along a curve having a radius of 73;46
feet, delta of 19'52'26", chord of 26.35
feet, chord bearing of S 82'03'44" E,
and arc length of 25.48 feet; thence S
29'58'27" W, 141.67 feet to a point on
the Southerly boundary of Lot 8, said


point lying N 45717'22" W, 43.36 feet
from the Southern most corner of said
Lot 8; thence N 45'17'22" W along the
Southerly boundary of Lot 8, 9.44 feet;
thence N 7533'55" W along the South
boundary of Lot 8, 30.14 feet to the
Southwest corner of Lot 8; thence N
12'08'45" E along the West boundary of
Lot 8 and 9, 122.08 feet to the point of
beginning.
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
March 8, 2007.
Any persons wanting to attend and bid on
a piece of property must pre-register in
the Circuit Civil or County Civil Department
during the hour of 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
All persons wanting to bid must be in line
to register by 9:00'a.m. If a person is not
in line to register by 9:00 a.m., that per-
son will not be allowed to register.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis
pendens must file a claim for such surplus
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.
Witness my hand and seal this 7th day of Feb-
ruary, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Courts
By: /s/ Carolyn Mack
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0559

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
2004-R8, UNDER THE POOLING AND SERV-
ICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF AUGUST
1, 2004, WITHOUT RECOURSE,
Plaintiff
vs.
GERVIS R. KING, et al.
Defendants)
CASE NO.:
2005-CA-004345-SEC 04
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated
February 6 2007 entered in Civil Case Num-
ber 2005-CA-004345-SEC 04, in the Circuit
Court for POLK County, Florida, wherein
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY, AS TRUSTEE OF AMERIQUEST MORT-
GAGE SECURITIES, INC., ASSET-BACKED
PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2004-R8, UNDER THE POOLING AND SERV-
ICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF AUGUST
1, 2004, WITHOUT RECOURSE is the Plairi-
tiff, and GERVIS R. KING, et al., are the De-
Sfendants, I will sell the property situated in
POLK County, Florida, described as:
Lot 22, CHRISTINA WOODS, according to
the map or plat thereof as recorded Plat Book
58, Page 8, Public Records of Polk County,
Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder,,
for cash, in the lobby of the POLK County
Courthouse, Jury Lounge, Second Floor, North
Broadway, Bartow, FL 33830 at 9:00 a.m. on
the Z1 day of March, 200Z. Any person claim-
ing an interest in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property owner as of the
date of the lis pendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) working days' of your receipt
of this notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Floir-
ida Relay Services 711.
Dated: February 2007.
Clerk of the Court
by /s/ Carolyn Mack
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0557



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 AMERIQUEST
MORTGAGE SECURITIES, INC. ASSET
BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2005-R5 UNDER THE POOLING
AND SERVICING AGREEMENT DATED AS
OF'JUNE 1,2005, WITHOUT RECOURSE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROLLIN L. VICE, JR., et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006-CA-001085
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the ith
day of February. 2007 and entered in Case
No. 2006-CA-001085, of the Circuit Court of
the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Polk
County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK
NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
OF AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE SECURI-
TIES, INC. ASSET BACKED PASS
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-
R5 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 1, 2005,
WITHOUT RECOURSE is the Plaintiff and
ROLLIN L. VICE, JR.; VICKIE D. VICE; 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 N BROADWAY, BAR-
TOW, 'FLORIDA (ENTRY ON CHURCH
STREET), at the Polk County Courthouse, in
BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 9th day
of March. 2007. the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOTS 13 AND 14, BLOCK 40, TOWN OF
DAVENPORT, FLORIDA, ACCORDING
TO PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN,
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 58 AND 59, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF


Public Notices


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 n order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Adminis-
trator, (863).534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 8th day of February 2007.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armiio
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0558

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 CREDIT SUISSE FIRST
BOSTON HEAT 2005-2,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
MICHAEL ADAMS, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER
PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST ROBERT
MICHAEL ADAMS; VICTORIA ADAMS, IF
LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST VICTORIA ADAMS; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
06-CA-1 333
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Granting the Motion to Reset Foreclo-
sure Sale dated February 5 2007 entered in
Civil Case No. 06-CA-1333 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 8th day of March, 2007 the following de -
scribed property as set forth in said Summary
Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 55, THE MEADOWS, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 65, PAGE 24, 25,
26, 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 oendens must file a claim'
within 60 days after the sale
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry
is possible from Broadway Avenue. In the
event any temporary change is necessary,
the Clerk will post a "Notice of Change" at
the sale 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 9th day of February. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0555

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ANNIE F. HUDSON, Deceased.
PROBATE FILE NUMBER
06CP-3034
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of ANNIE
F. HUDSON, deceased, File Number 06CP-
394, by the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which
is Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
FL 33831-9000. The name and addresses of
the personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this
notice is served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS .NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's,estate, including unmatured, con-
tingent or unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
February 22 2007.
Person Giving Notice:
WILLIAM HUDSON
2131 Citrus Blvd.
Haines City, Florida 33844
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
TED A. LASSEIGNE, Esquire
Post Office Box 2238
Haines City, FL 33845-2238
Telephone: 863/422-2216
Florida Bar No. 163202
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0571



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION


WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MELANIE D. JOHNSON; MIDFLORIDA FED-
ERAL CREDIT UNION; SUNTRUST BANK;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MELANIE D. JOHN-
SON; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006-CA-001085
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Motion and Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale
Date dated the 5th day of February 2006 and


entered in Case No. 2006-CA-001085, of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida, wherein WASHING-
TON MUTUAL BANK, FA is the Plaintiff and
MELANIE D. JOHNSON; MIDFLORIDA FED-
ERAL CREDIT UNION; SUNTRUST BANK;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MELANIE D. JOHN-
SON; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell
to the highest and best bidder for cash at the
JURY LOUNGE, SECOND FLOOR, POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255 N BROAD-
WAY, BARTOW, FLORIDA (ENTRY ON
CHURCH STREET), at the Polk County Court-
house, in BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 7th day of March. 2007, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE
SE 1/4 OF SECTION 11, TOWNSHIP 27
SOUTH, RANGE 27 EAST, 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 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 7th day of February 2007.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armiio
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0556

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FREDA JOYCE GOODALL,
Deceased.
File No.
06CP-
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of FREDA
JOYCE GOODALL, deceased, whose date of
death was November 15, 2006, and whose So-
cial Security Number is 402-62-7922, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Polk County, Flor-
ida, Probate Division, the address of which is
Post Office Box 9000, CC-4, Bartow, FL
33831. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice
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
Allother creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DE-
CEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice is
February 19, 2007.
Personal Representative
ANITA NIX
370 Greenfield Road
Winter Haven, FL 33884
STANLEY WINES BENNETT & HELMS, P.A.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
BY: LARRY S. HELMS
Florida Bar No. 190721
160 Avenue F,,S.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33880
863/299-1263
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0569



NOTICE OF
ENACTMENT
The following ordinance was adopted and
passed in law on February 19, 2007 at a regu-
lar meeting of the City Commission of the City
of Bartow. Copies of this ordinance is on file in
the office of the City Clerk at 450 N. Wilson
Avenue and available for inspection Monday-
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
ORDINANCE NO. 2007-03
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE
CITY OF BARTOW T PURCHASE FROM
JOHNNY L. JONES AND IOLA JONES PROP-
ERTY DESCRIBED AS LOT 11 AND THE
EAST FIVE FEET OF LOT 12, BLOCK 2, G.W.
MANN'S SUBDIVISION, PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 17, PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, ON CERTAIN TERMS
AND CONDITIONS
The proposed ordinance is available in the of-
fice of the City Clerk in the City Hall complex.
Interested parties may examine them there or
appear at the meeting and be heard with re-
spect to the proposed ordinance.
Please be advised that if you desire to appeal
from any decisions made as a result of the
above hearing or meeting, you will need a re-
cord of the proceedings and in some cases a
verbatim record is required. You must make
your own arrangements to produce this record.
(Florida Statute 286.0105.)
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 as-
sistance. Please contact.City Clerk Linda
Culpepper at 450 N. Wilson Avenue, P.O.
Box 1069, Bartow, Florida 33831-1069 or
phone (863) 534-0100, within two (2) work-
ing days of your receipt of this meeting notifi-
cation; if you are hearing or voice impaired,
call 1-800-955-8771.
LINDA R. CULPEPPER
CITY CLERK
Feb. 22, 2007-0568


PUBLIC NOTICE
Ms. Janise A. Mangaroo, 1836 N. Crys-
tal Lake Dr. #100, Lakeland, FL 33801
Ms. Keara N. Johnson, 740 Park Hill
Ave., Lakeland, FL 33801
Mr. Danny Ferrer, 8812 Moore Rd.,
Lakeland, FL 33809
You are hereby notified that you eligibil-
ity to vote is in question. You are required
to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in
Bartow, Florida, no later than thirty (30)
days after the date of this publishing. Fail-
ure to respond will result in a determina-
tion of ineligibility by the Supervisor and
your name will be removed from the state-
wide voter registration system.
Lori Edwards
Polk County Supervisor of Elections
Feb. 22, 2007-0566


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
Isidra Cardona,
Petitioner,
-and-
Jose Luis Tovar,
Respondent.
CASE NO.:
53-2007DR-001393-0000-00
Division: 80
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSO-
LUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Jose Luis Tovar
Last Known Address: Ave D, Moore Ha-
ven, Glades County.
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 Isidra Cardona, whose ad-
dress is 3215 Baird AVe, Apt G48; Lake-
land, FL 33805, on or before March 30,
2007, and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court at 255 N. Broadway, Bartow,
FL 33830 before service on Petitioner or
immediately 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 20, 2007.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Stey N. Py
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1,8, 15, 2006-0580



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JU-'
DICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
DAVID J. THOMPSON AND MICHELLE FU-
QUA THOMPSON, ET AL,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
2006-CA-5270
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: DAVID J. THOMPSON and MICHELLE
FUQUA THOMPSON
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 cliarhant 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 69, GORDON HEIGHTS
PHASE 6, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 63,
PAGE 32, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against the corporation and
the corporation is required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to it on
DAVID J. STERN, ESQ. Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 801 S University Drive,
#500, Plantation, FL 33324 on or before
March 26. 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 19th
day of Februar, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0579



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY, AS TRUSTEE OF ARGENT MORT-
GAGE SECURITIES, INC. ASSET BACKED
.PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2005-W5 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERV-
ICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF NOVEM-
BER 1, 2005, WITHOUT RECOURSE
Plaintiff,
vs.
LENER PYRRHUS A/K/A LENER L.
PYRRHUS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LENER
PYRRHUS A/K/A LENER L. PYRRHUS; UN-
KNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II;
and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and other unknown persons or un-
known spouses claiming by, through and un-
der any of the above-named Defendants,
Defendants.
/
CASE NO.:
53-2006-CA-3857-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 9tb 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 18, PAGE 681, POINCIANA, NEIGH-
BORHOOD 5 NORTH, VILLAGE 3, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 54, PAGES
27 THROUGH 42, OF THE PUBLIC RE-
CORD 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


9B


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 and official seal of
said Court this 9 th day of February
2007.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/Carolyn Mack
.Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0562,

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARY MUELLER,
Deceased.
File No.
07-CP-0314
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MARY
MUELLER deceased, whose date of death
was March 23, 2006; File Number 07-CP-
0314, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Box 9000, Bartow, FL
33831. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons, having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice
has been served, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
STHE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons who have claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is:
February 22, 2007.
'DONNA M. THOMPSON
Personal Representative
10010 Day Lily Court
Bradenton, FL 34212
DEREK B. ALVAREZ, ESQUIRE
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 0114278
GENDERS ALVAREZ
A Professional Association
2307 West Cleveland Street
Tampa, Florida 33609
Telephone: (813) 254-4744
Facsimile: (813) 254-5222
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0573



IN THE CIRCUIT .COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PHILLIP P. PALMA, MICHAEL PALMA, and *
CHRISTOPHER PALMA, Trustees of the Phil-
lip A. Palma Revocable Living Trust dated
10/27/92
Plaintiff,
v.
SUSAN M. ROMANOK, an unmarried person;
LYDA J. ROMANOK, an unmarried person;
LOUISE ANASTASIA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF LOUISE ANASTASIA; TENANT #1; TEN-
ANT #2; AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UN-
DER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED
DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UN-
KNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2007CA-114
SECTION 04
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-
closea mortgage on the following real property
in Polk County, Florida:
Lot 23 and the South 18 feet
of Lot 24, ORANGE HEIGHTS,
according to the plat thereof,
as recorded in Plat Book 18,
Page 31, 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 26. 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 19 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ Mary Thomas ,
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Feb. 22, Mar. 1, 2007-0577



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If you have any questions about these
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARCIA TORRES
Deceased.
File No.
2007-CP-0235
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The Intestate testatee) administration of the
estate of MARCIA TORRES, deceased,'
File Number 2007-CP-0235, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division the address of which is
Clerk of the Circuit Court, Post Office Box
9000, Drawer CC4, Bartow, Florida 33831-
9000. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All interested persons on whom this no-
tice is served who have objections that
challenge the qualifications of the personal
representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this
Court are required to file with this Court,
WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate on whom a copy of the
Notice is served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (3) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands against
the decedent's estate must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THREE (3)
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE IS: February 15, 2007.
Personal Representative:
FRANCISCO TORRES
ROBERT R. KASAK, ESQ.
Attorney at Law
8716 Tantallon Circle
Tampa, Florida 33647
(813) 486-0531
Florida Bar No. 539295
Attorney for Personal Representative
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0485



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JESUS GARCIA, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
06CA-4393-Dlv 7
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JESUS GARCIA
Residence Unknown
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming interest
by, through, under or against JESUS GARCIA,
and all parties having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the property herein de-
scribed.
TO: ADRIANA PULIDO
Residence Unknown
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming interest
by, through, under or'against ADRIANA PU-
LIDO, and all parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or interest in the property
herein described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Fore-
closure of Mortgage on the following described
property:
LOT 15, BLOCK 682, POINCIANA NEIGH-
BORHOOD 5 NORTH, VILLAGE 3, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 54, PAGES 27-
42, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 644 Raven Court, Kissimmee, Florida
34759.
has been filed against you and you are re-
quired to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it, on Anne M. Cruz-Alvarez,
Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 9830
S.W. 77th Avenue, Second Floor, Miami, Flor-
ida 33156, on or before March 19 2007. a
date which is within thirty (32) days after the
first publication of this Notice in the POLK
COUNTY DEMOCRAT and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before serv-
ice on Plaintiff's attomey or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 12th day of February, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
.As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 15, 22, 2007-0490



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JU-
DICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
THIRTY ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED
SEVENTY-ONE AND 15/100 DOLLARS
($31,571.15) UNITED STATES CURRENCY
2000 CHEVROLET BLAZER
VIN# 1GN651 3W6Y2306186
FLORIDA TAG# A774PZ
2001 FORD F-1 50 TRUCK
VIN# 1 FTRW08L31 K61 0036
FLORIDA TAG# D383FD
1996 TOYOTA PICKUP TRUCK
VIN# 4TANL42N7VZ240920
FLORIDA TAG# P373FQ
CASE NO.: 2006CA-001867
SECTION: 08
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEED-
Prinne Dugar
3601 Baker Avenue
Apt. 131
Haines City, FL 33844
Ramon Vdsquez
378 Colonade Court
Kissimmee, FL 34758
Eddy Domingo DeJesus Ramos
6204 Beechmont Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32808
Sinesio Orlando Cuevas
714 Poinsetta Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870
Abimael Barbosa del Moral


5808 West Knights Griffin Road
Plant City, FL 33565
Carlos and Maria Gonzalez
6435 Stagecoach Road
Polk City, FL 33868
Iran Ruiz Martinez
9427 Brady Street
Spring Hill, FL 34608
Jose Nunez
4845 Southold Street
Orlando, FL 32808
Ynel Vilme
1505 26th Terrace
Haines City, FL 33844
Daniel Martinez
12 Grand Street
New London, CT 06320


Public Notices


Miguel Acevedo
1602 Sanibel Drive
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Luis Medina
1342 Wickerson Drive
Plant City, FL 33567
Eddie Nieves
8502 Trammell Trail
Tampa, FL 33619
Angel Mediha
3835 Pettie Road
Dover, FL 33527
Jose Torres Leon
6011 Cornelia Avenue
Orlando, FL 32807
Humberto Moya
7313 Ceolaen Point Blvd
Orlando, FL 32807
Luis Valdes
2270 Old Hickory Tree Road
St Cloud, FL 34272
Dario Molina
119 Padgett Place North
Lakeland, FL 33809
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS who claim
an interest in the above-captioned prop-
erty:
Grady Judd, as Sheriff of Polk
County, Florida, ("Polk County Sheriff's Of-
fice"), gives notice of forfeiture proceed-
ings pursuant to Sections 932.701-707,
Florida Statutes, in regard to the above-
described property ("Captioned Prop-
erty").
1. Captioned Property was seized in or
near Polk City, in Polk County, Florida on or
about May 7, 2006, 'by the Polk County
Sheriff's Office and Captioned Property is
presently in the custody of the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide lien holder,
or person in possession of the property at
the time of seizure has the right to re-
quest an adversarial preliminary hearing
from the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court to
determine whether probable cause exists
to believe that Captioned Property has
been or is being used in violation of the
Rlorida Contraband Forfeiture Act.
3. A Complaint seeking forfeiture of Cap-
tioned Property was filed in the Circuit
Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in' and
for Polk County on or about June 20,
2006.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct
copy of the foregoing was furnished to the
addressee(s) herein this 23rd day of June.
2006.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ESQUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6351
Florida Bar #0553247
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0475


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 CREDIT SUISSE FIRST
BOSTON HEAT 2005-8,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
MELISSA CHANTEL TULLOCH; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF MELISSA CHANTEL TULLOCH,
IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
2006-CA-004841
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
January 29 2007 entered in Civil Case No.
2006-CA-004841 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 2nd day of
March. 2007 the following described property
as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,
to-wit:
LOT 5, BLOCK "J", OF SUNSET
TERRACE, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 45, OF
STHE 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 Dendens. 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 1st day of February 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Feb. 15,22, 2007-0465

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CITIMORTGAGE: INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JIMMY RAY MCGLOTHEN, PERSONAL REP-
RESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF KEN-
NETH GADD A/K/A KENNETH R. GADD, DE-
CEASED, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006-CA-004914 SEC 08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES,
DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE
OF KENNETH GADD A/K/A KENNETH R.
GADD, DECEASED
(ATTEMPTED ADDRESS: 7926 DARLING-
TON CIR, LAKELAND, FL 33809
(CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Fore-
closure of Mortgage on the following described
property:
LOT 71, YORKSHIRE, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 102,
PAGES 5, 6, 6 AND 8, 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 attomey 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 12th day of February. 2007.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Xochitl Munoz
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0488


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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.
2004-R5 UNDER THE POOLING AND SERV-
ICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 1,
2004, WITHOUT RECOURSE,
Plaintiff
vs.
RODNEY J. WILLIAMS, et al.
Defendant(s)
CASE NO.:
53-2006-00531711
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: STEPHANIE L. WILLIAMS A/K/A
STEPHANIE L. TAYLOR, AND, IF A NAMED
DEFENDANT IS DECEASED, THE SURVIV-
ING SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, CREDITORS, AND ALL OTHER PAR-
TIES 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:
STEPHANIE L. WILLIAMS A/K/A STEPHANIE
L. TAYLOR.
5224 Fallston Court
Westerville, Ohio 43081
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
POLK County, Florida:
Lot 100 of THE PINES, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 64, Page
37, 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 serye ;
a copy within thirty 30 days after the first
publication on or before March 19 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.
SWITNESS my hand and the-seal of this
Court on this 9th day of February 2007.
Clerk of the Court
by /s/ Xochitl Munoz
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Feb. 15, 22, 2007-0491



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AIRBORNE TREE SERVICE. Complete
tree service available. Licensed and In-
sured. Free Estimates. Senior and Milita-
ry discounts. 863-370-0221.
BASS LAWN CARE
Free estimates given. Commercial or
Residential. Call 533-2244. Licensed and
Insured.
CALVIN'S HAULING INC.
ITopsil, filldirt, concrete wash. Licensed
and Insured. Call 533-1852 leave mes-
sage if no answer.
CERTIFIED ROOFING. Best prices in
town. Guaranteed. 863-534-1239.
CERTIFIED ROOFING. Why spend
$1,000's for a new roof when repairs is
all you need. 863-401-5501.
DALE BAILEY'S
Sod, mulch, fill dirt, grading, irrigation
supplies, landscaping, free estimates,
delivery available. 2835 SR 60 E Bartow.
(863)533-0624.


SERVICES
LETTUCE CLEAN. Let us clean your
home for reasonable prices. References,
dependable Christian lady. 533-1640.
LOPEZ PHOTOS. We do weddings,
sweet 16 etc. Se habla espanol. 863-
324-3255 or cell 863-860-5204.
MICHAEL'S HOME REPAIR
Painting, miscellaneous repairs.
Licensed, Insured, References
285-9300.
PHOTOGRAPHY. WE do weddings and
more! Call Creech Photography at 533-
5676.
PORTRAIT AND wedding photography.
Children, families, pets, in-home sittings.
Jack Littlefield, Photographic Memories.
53349064.
PRO-GRASS LAWN MAINTENANCE.
Commercial, Residential, Licensed, In-
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blade, mowing, loader, brush rake. Tony
(863)285-6451.


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GARAGE SALE
FRIDAY & Saturday 8:00-? 985 S. Lake-
view Avenue. Huge Sale. Lots of stuff.

HOUSEHOLD SALE
Friday Feb. 23, Saturday 24th.
Asbury Methodist Church.
Lower and Jackson Street.
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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
BRAND NEW lawn mower, weed eater
and edger, less than 6 hours on all.
$450.00. Call 324-6545.
ELECTRIC ORGANS, Baldwin RX 420,
$100. Estey Freedom $1000. Estey To-
paz $800. Estey Legend $1500. Call
285-8320.
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.
SOLID WOOD dining room suite rectan-
gle table w/leaf, six chairs, China Cabi-
net. $400 cash. 285-8746.

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.
2005, 28 x 44 located in Fort Meade Mo-
bile Home Park. Everything included.
$50,000. Contact 810-516-7541.


VEHICLE
FOR SALE
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.

SATURi' 99 auto, wagon. Good runs,
body, tires, 123K miles. $1,525. 863-
640-0723.
HOUSE
FOR RENT
BARTOW, 2 bath, 1 bath, large yard,
large screened in porch, partially furnish-
ed. $800 per month plus $800 security.
533-3517 or 712-1462.
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.
NEW CONSTRUCTION block home. 1
BEDROOM, 2 bath, CHA, fenced yard, 6
miles East of Bartow Hwy 60 off Hankin.
$1200 deposit depending credit check.
863-698-4771.
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.
$995 plus deposit. Call Owner 863-644-
0756..
HOUSE
FOR SALE
CHARMING 3 bedroom, 2 bath home,
situated on a beautiful corner lot in Bar-
tow. 1573 sq-foot living area. Priced at
$164,900. Motivated sellers. Bring all of-
fers. Contact Sean Paul, Realtor with Ex-
it Realty the Heart of Florida 863-412-
5305.
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Webslte www.topnotchrealty.org

MOBILE HOME
FOR RENT
529 MOOSE Lodge Road. 2 bedroom
mobile home unfurnished. 533-0146.
BARTOW AREA. Unfurnished 2 bed-
room, 1 1/2 bath, CHA, $550 plus depos-
it. 533-7444 and 386-760-6300. .


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ASHLEY GLEN APARTMENTS

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


2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, central heat and
air. Please call 863-285-7409 for more
information.
2 BEDROOM, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, CHA.
Northside Apartments, 719 Wanamaker
Avenue, Fort Meade. Contact Sheila
863-375-9988 or 863-285-7203.
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.
FURNISHED 1 bedroom. No pets. No
smokers. Call 646-0109.
BOAT FOR SALE
81 CAJUN Bass boat 17'6", 115 Even-
rude, new trolling motor, $2,500. 291-
8017 or 738-2810.
GENERAL
HELP WANTED
ASSISTANT MANAGERS NEEDED
Sonic Drive-in coming to Bartow &
Haines City. Fast food experience re-
quired. Great opportunity for advance-
ment. Contact Kevin @ 407-276-0308.
BARTOW BP n6i''hiring for night and
weekends. Apply in person 1140 Van
Fleet Drive.
CLASSIFIED REPRESENTATIVE
The Polk County Democrat, Lake Wales
and Fort Meade is hiring a F/T Classified
Sales Representative to in their Bartow
office. Must have outgoing personality.
Sales experience a plus but not neces-
sary. We are part of a Major Media Com-
pany and offer a full Benefit Package
and Compensation Package including a
hourly wage plus commission and bonus
Ask for S.L. or Bob, 863-533-4183.

BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITY


EQUITY INVESTMENTS. Earn income,
capital gains or grow your IRA with safe,
simple and secured investing in Polk
County Equities. Call Mark 863-519-
5916.

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


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


OFFICE SPACM
FOR RENT


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TO BUY
USED FISHING Reels working or not.
533-9548.
WANT TO BUY ANTIQUES.
863-676-1153.


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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 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.



GENERAL
HELP WANTED
SOMEONE PART/TIME plus. General
cleaning of grounds, around apartments,
breeze ways, etc. Apply in person. 1410
Wilson, 10:00-2:00. Drug Free Work-
place. EEOC.
SONNY'S BAR-B-Q is now hiring for all
positions at 595 Broadway Avenue. Ap-
ply in person Monday-Friday from 2-4
p.m.
SONNY'S BAR-B-Q is now hiring for
managers for our Haines City, Winter
Haven and Bartow locations. We offer
competitive pay and a full benefit pack-
age. If interested, fax resume to 407-
475-3393.
WELDERS
GENERAL Engines, Co. Inc. Manufac-
turer of the Eager Beaver Trailers, seeks
MIG Welders with a least 1 year of expe-
rience in welding.
We offer full Benefits including competi-
tive wages, paid vacations & holidays,
group life-health-disability ins., and 401K
with company match. Starting Rates
11.50-13.50 per hour.
Apply in person at:
Human Resources Department
General Engines Company, Inc.
14893 Highway 27
Lake Wales, Florida, 33853
Phone (863) 638-1421.


IMMEDIATE OPENING for Childcare
personnel. Pre-School and After-School
positions. Monday-Friday. NO NIGHTS,
NO WEEKENDS! Must be 18 years old.
15 S. Pine Ave. Drug Free Workplace,
EOE.
LEGAL SECRETARY three to five year
personal injury experience. Send resume
to Moody Law, P. O. Box 266, Bartow,
FL. 33831.
LOCAL CITRUS company needs truck
driver for local deliveries with Class A
CDL classification. 863-537-1343.

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

NEW BUSINESS opening soon in Fort
Meade. Needed 2 nail tech. Call Patty.
285-6888 or 559-2501.
PART-TIME BARN help needed. 8 a.m.-
12 p.m. Stall cleaning. Call 698-3754.
PART/TIME MEDICAL assistant and
full/time receptionist nei-,a, for busy
Dr's office. Bilingual preferred. Fax re-
sume to: 863-285-6701.
PART/TIME PACKAGE flexible hours,
Apply XYZ Liquors, US Highway 17 S.,
Bartow, FL.
SINGLE COPY CARRIER. We are ex-
panding our circulation and need an ad-
ditional single copy carrier. You will be
an independent contractor. Five days a
week. Must have a reliable vehicle and
be available in the late afternoon hours.
good profit for limited hours. Call Bob @
533-4183.

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR needed. Drug
Free Workplace. CDL and non CDL ,
needs good drivers license. Zolfo
Springs 863-735-1300.
EXPERIENCED HELP needed in Mul-
berry Restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and
dinner. Call KIm Martin 604-8828 after
2:00 p.m.


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Winter sweet onions add zesty crunch to this menu


FAMILY FEATURES
By Aliza Green

In honor of this year's Super Bowl in
Miami, kick up any festivities or meal
with colorful Floribbean fare,
a cooking style combining the best of
Florida's traditions with Caribbean and
Cuban flavors.
These recipes feature Oso Sweet onions,
the winter sweet onion from Chile that's in
season January through March. Oso Sweets
are grown at the foot of Chile's Andes Moun-
tains where growing conditions produce
large, juicy onions with record-high sugar
content, crisp texture and milq flavor.
Never had an orange salad before?.Try this
surprising, tart-sweet orange and onion salad.
Find out why empanadas, the Spanish hand-
held meal-in-a-pocket (here made with chick-
en and corn), are snapped up from Buenos
Aires to Miami.


Florida Flounder Sandwich
With Lime and Sweet Onion
Tartar Sauce
A pan-friedfish sandwich is a beach shack favorite in
Florida, often made with native grouper. In other parts of the
country, flounder fillet works just fine. The crunchy crust
made from Japanese panko breadcrumbs holds in moisture so
the fish is juicy inside. For those who love lime, increase the
amount to the juice of two limes and don'tforget the sweet
onions,which add their own sweet, mild crunch to the sauce.
Serves: 6
Tartar Sauc


1


3,


Fish
2 1




1


2 tablespoon eac chopped parsley,
green olives and pickle relish
2 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and chopped
Juice and grated zest of 1 lime
/2 cup finely diced Oso Sweet onion
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional)
/4 cup mayonnaise
Kosher salt and ground black pepper
to taste

/2 pounds lean, firm white fish fillet, such as
flounder, fluke, halibut, grouper or cod,
cut into (2- to 3-ounce) pieces
Salt and pepper to taste
2 eggs
/4 cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups Japanese panko breadcrumbs or
other breadcrumbs
1 cup vegetable oil (for frying)
2 long French baguettes or Italian breads,
split open with some of soft insides
removed
1 Oso Sweet onion, thinly sliced
2 tomatoes, sliced
Green leaf lettuce, separated into
individual leaves, washed and dried


Tired of the same old ground beef dishes?
This chunky Cuban beef picadillo fragrant
with oregano and cumin is so good, you may
want to make a double batch.
Can't get to the beach this winter? Our
Florida fish sandwich with its tangy fresh
lime and Oso Sweet onion tart.r
sauce
will bring back memories
of
sand and surf. Best ol
all, '
Oso Sweet onions -
contain so little -
pyruvic acid .


the substance that causes tearing, harsh-ness,
and indigestion that they are
gentle enough for people of all ages.
The whole family can kick back and
enjoy this make-ahead fresh and spicy but
not fiery menu.


Chicken and Corn Empanadas
Empanadas, which come from the Spanish word for "bread," are
baked or fried turnovers made from bread, pastry, phyllo or even
pizza dough. Here we prepare these make-ahead Latino favorites
with flaky, defrosted frozen crescent rolls, but feel free ro subsrituiC.te
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Season fish with salt and pepper. Lightly beat together eggs
and milk. Set up three bowls: flour, egg mixture and half the
panko. Dip each piece of fish into flour, shaking off excess.
Next, dip into egg mixture, allowing excess liquid to drip off.
Finally, dip in crumbs, coating well on all sides. (Add second
half of panko to bowl as needed, so crumbs stay dry.) Arrange
fish on
a waxed paper-lined baking tray and chill for at least
:" 30 minutes or overnight.
In large, heavy skillet, heat half the oil until shimmering.
Lay fish pieces in oil without crowding, turning pieces as
S they brown. Fry until firm and well-browned, about 6 min-
S utes; repeat with remaining fish. Drain and keep warm in
200F oven. Spread baguettes with tartar sauce on both sides.
S Arrange fish in single layer on each bread, top with onion,
:,: tomato and lettuce; close, cut in portions and serve.

Cuban Picadillo
Picadillo is a tasty mixture of ground or finely chopped
meat, often beef, simmered with aromatics like sweet
onion and garlic and seasoned with the bold flavors
of cumin and sherry vinegar from Spain that are a big
hit throughout Latin America. Picadillo comes from the
Spanish "picar," which means "to cut into small pieces."
Serves: 6 to 8
2 pounds ground beef
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
1 cup diced Oso Sweet onions
1 green pepper, diced
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped pimento-
stuffed green olives
2 tablespoons red
wine vinegar
Kosher salt and
fresh ground
black pepper
to taste .
In large skillet, brown beef in 2 table-
spoons olive oil over high heat; drain and
reserve. In same skillet, lightly brown
onion, pepper and garlic in remaining oil. :.-
Add sauce, cumin
and oregano; bring to boil.


tablespoons vegetable oil
cup diced Oso Sweet onions
diced red bell pepper
teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
(optional)
cups frozen corn kernels
teaspoons oregano
cups (1 pound) diced cooked chicken
ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Kosher salt and black pepper to taste


2 14-ounce packages frozen crescent rolls.
defrosted
1 egg, lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon water
In large skillet, heat oil and lightly brown onions. Add pepper.
pepper flakes, corn and oregano and cook
5 minutes over moderate heat or until liquid has mostly cooked
away. Remove from heat; stir in chicken and cheese, sea- :*
son to taste and chill.
Unroll crescent dough into two perforated .
squares; Place one square over second. Roll out
with a little flour to form a single, large rectan-
gular sheet. Cut out four circles about 5 inch-
es in diameter; repeat with remaining package
of rolls. Refrigerate circles on waxed paper
until firm,
about 30 minutes.
Spoon 1/4 cup filling into center of each circle, leaving
1-inch border. Brush edges with egg mixture. Fold o er to seal.
stretching dough slightly. Press edges together while pushing out
any air pockets; seal by crimping with tines of a fork. Brush top
with egg wash and prick
with fork. Arrange empanadas on buttered and floured
baking pan. Refrigerate until ready to bake, up to two
days ahead of time. Preheat oven to 4000F. Bake 25
to 30 minutes or until puffy and brown and filling is
bubbling hot.
Tip: Use rotisserie-roasted chicken.



Reduce heat and simmer
20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture has thickened.
Stir in beef, raisins, olives and season to
taste with salt and pepper. Bring back to boil, simmer
10 minutes and serve over steamed rice with sauteed sliced
ripe plantains and black beans.
Tip: Make a double batch and freeze half for up to
three months. Defrost in microwave.
Tip: Use Texmati rice, a hybrid of American long-grain rice
with Indian basmati, for perfect, fluffy results.


Florida Orange and Oso
Sweet Onion Salad
Serve this cheery, bright-colored
salad on dull, dreary mid-winter
days. You won't believe how sweet,
mild and deliciously crunchy the
raw sweet onions marinated in
lemon and olive oil can be.
Serves: 6
1/4 cup extra virgin olive
oil, divided
Juice of 1 lemon
Kosher salt and black
pepper to taste
1 thinly sliced Oso
Sweet onion
2 tablespoons red wine
vinegar
Grated zest of 1 orange
Salt and black pepper
to taste
6 large navel oranges
2 tablespoons chopped
dill
Combine 2 tablespoons olive oil
with lemon juice, salt and pepper;
pour marinade over onion and
marinate 20 minutes. Whisk
together remaining oil, vinegar,
orange zest, salt and pepper for
dressing. Remove rind and white
membrane from oranges and cut
into thin slices. Arrange orange
slices on serving platter, drizzle
with dressing, top with onions,
sprinkle with dill and serve.


Starting With Onions
Most savory recipes around the world start
with onions. They provide a welcome edge
of sweet-sharp flavor when raw and an
underlying rounded. sweet-savory flavor
when cooked. Sweet onions are the most
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SUNDAY EVENING FEBRUARY 25, 2007

|y 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30

0 WEDU (5:30) The Jackie Onassis- Nature (N) (s) (cc) Masterpiece Theatre "Prime BBC Nova (s)
Marines (s) (cc) Intimate (DVS) Suspect" 'The Last Witness" World
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News (cc) Race: All-Stars "Rampage" (s) "Stolen" (s) (cc) Jam
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(s) (cc) News Oscar Special (s) Oscars (s) (cc)
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SUNDAY AFTERNOON FEBRUARY 25,2007
12:00 12:30 1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:30

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for Kids (s) (cc)
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(s) (cc) Sunday Pistons. (Live) (cc) Heat. (Live) (cc)
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MONDAY EVENING FEBRUARY 26, 2007
6:00 6:30 [7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:0010:.3011:00 11:30

WEDU BBC Busi- The NewsHour Antiques American George VI: The Great
World ness With Jim Lehrer Roadshow (cc) Experience (s) Reluctant King Performances (s)
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News Met Class Men Grizzly Murder" Show
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a WUSF Teletub- Barney- Comfy Dragon Steves Smart Master Food Adventure BBC Tavis
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TUESDAY EVENING FEBRUARY 27, 2007
6:00 16:3017:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 19:00 9:30 10:00110:30111:00111:30

I WEDU BBC Busi- The NewsHour Nova "Origins: Where Are the Aliens?; Frontline (N) (s) (cc) (DVS) Inde-
World ness With Jim Lehrer Back to the Beginning" (s) (cc) (DVS) pendent
o WKMG News Evening Dr. Phil (s) (cc) NCIS "Skeletons" The Unit "Dark of Criminal Minds News Late
News (N) (s) (cc) the Moon" (s) (cc) "Empty Planet" (s) Show
C WFLA News NBC Enter- Extra Dateline NBC "To Law & Order: Law & Order: News Tonight
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WFTV News ABC Jeop- Wheel- Funniest Home Primetime "The To Iraq and Back- News Night-
(s) (cc) News ardy! Fortune Videos Outsiders" (N) (cc) Woodruff (s) (cc) line (cc)
G WTSp News Evening Wheel- Jeop- NCIS-"Skeletons" The Unit "Dark of Criminal Minds News Late
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THURSDAY EVENING MARCH 1,2007
6:0 i 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30

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WEDNESDAY EVENING FEBRUARY 28, 2007

16:00 16:30 7:00 .7:30 8:00 18:30 19:00 9:30 110:00110:30111:00111:30

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World ness. With Jim Lehrer Concert From Carnegie Hall" (s) (cc) Legendary Liner
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INDEX | THE NEWS: Calendar 2 | Holiday Closings 2 | Viewpoint 4 | Opinion 5 | Sports 14 | Police 16 | Obituaries 19 | Community Briefs 19 | School Briefs 22 | Crossword 25 An Edition of the Sun VOL. 87 NO. 52 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 www.polkcountydemocrat.com $1.00 SHOP WITH COPS: Lake Wales Police treat the children. See Page 21THEPOLK COUNTYNEWS AND DEMOCRAT CALL US AT863.533.4183Thank You!Edward Lloyd For being a Loyal Subscriber BARTOW … John Shannon, an attorney from Lakeland, four family members and a family friend died Sunday morning in a plane crash at the Bartow Municipal Airport. Shannon, 70, was the pilot of the plane. The passengers on board included his daughter, Olivia Shannon, 24, a Southeastern University student from Lakeland, daughter, Victoria Shannon Worthington, 26, a Baltimore school teacher, Worthingtons husband, Peter Worthington, Jr. a third year law student at the University of Maryland, and family friend Krista Clayton, 32, a teacher at Jewett Academy in Lakeland. His daughter and her husband arrived in town Saturday for the holidays from Baltimore where they live. Krista joined the family on the trip. The pilot, John Shannon, “led a ”ight plan that morning to ”y to Key West. The Cessna 340 double engine plane took off from the airport Attorney John Shannon, family die in plane crash By JEFF ROSLOWJROSLOW@SCMGINC.COMLAKE WALES … The perceived lack of recreational opportunity was a hot button topic at another Lake Wales City Commission meeting Dec. 19. Lake Wales Police Athletic League coach Burney Hayes petitioned the commission for more support saying that ever since ”ooding prevented the league from being able to use the Lake Wales High School gym, there have been scheduling con”icts at Kirkland Gym where they have been playing since. Mayor Eugene Fultz told Hayes he tried to help the league get use of the gym at Roosevelt Academy but was told that since they had already agreed to let the Lake Wales High School basketball team to use the gym while ”ooding was repaired that they could also not let the PAL league also use the school gym. Fultz referred Hayes to the newspaper to learn more about what happened. Asked what he meant through email by the referral to the newspaper, Fultz said sometimes the press can help solve problems. Last week the newspaper contacted the Polk County School Board about this problem, before Fultz took the opportunity to do so, and their response was to allow the charter high school boys use the gym at Roosevelt Academy, a non charter school. What I may have said to (Roosevelt Academy Principal Dr. Deborah BARTOW … The Bartow City Commission on Tuesday will step carefully into solar power as the board decided in a workshop how to proceed in changing the Comp plan to accommodate a utility it knows little about. TECO has proposed under the name KMT Farm and Timber, to build a solar farm on 483 acres off U.S. 98. The solar farm would not serve Bartow, other cities. The attraction of the site has to do with existing lines. Attorneys representing the photovoltaic company have found land that commissioners deem would be valuable for home development. Before this proposal from TECO, the city signed on with Nova Sol to build a solar farm on 40 acres to serve its customers as the contract it currently has for utilities will run it. The new contract, which the city signed on to a month before the TECO proposal, is for “ve years. At its meeting on Dec. 4, commissioners held off on changing the Comp Plan to accommodate TECOs request and future solar farms in all global setting and scheduled a workshop on Dec. 11 where they asked Planning Director Bob Wiegers to draw up a change to the Comp Plan to make a site speci“c ordinance for them to consider. Commissioner Trish Pfeiffer urged commissioners to step carefully into what it is allowing. While saying going into solar energy is probably a Solution may be making new rec centerSite specific favored for solar farm By CHARLES A. BAKER IIICBAKER@SCMGINC.COMBy JEFF ROSLOWJROSLOW@SCMGINC.COM Rabbi Mendel Friedman of Chabad of Lakeland helped celebrate the nal night of Hanukkah Dec. 19.PHOTO BY CHARLES A. BAKER IIISOILUTION | 8 SITE | 8 PFEIFFER The tail end of the Cessna 340 plane that crashed at takeo at the Bartow Municipal Airport on Christmas Eve.PHOTO COURTESY OF POLK COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE SHANNONCRASH | 8WINTER HAVEN „ Both of the Congressmen representing Polk County in Washington D.C. signed a letter Dec. 20 requesting Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator William Long extend two programs bene“ting Hurricane Maria evacuees from Puerto Rico who are currently living in Florida. The letter, signed by U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Kissimmee, and U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland, states more than 250,000 evacuees from Puerto Rico currently live in Florida. But after looking into the matter, the numbers do not seem to add up. Signed by a total of nine Florida legislators, the signatories sought the extension of the Hurricane Maria Displaced Survivors Transitional Sheltering Assistance program which is scheduled to expire Jan. 13. Under TSA, disaster survivors may be eligible to stay in a motel for a limited amount of time. According to Rep. Soto, as many as 1,000 Puerto Ricans are currently still living in Florida motels who may become homeless Jan. 13.Lawmakers trying to help Puerto Ricans in state By CHARLES A. BAKER IIICBAKER@SCMGINC.COM U.S. Rep. Darren Soto said 250,000 moved from Puerto Rico to Florida. PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZLAWMAKERS | 31

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Page 2 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 THIS WEEK WELCOME TO YOUR COMMUNITY CALENDARWant to see your event on this page? Call us at 863-533-4183 or email news@scmginc.com. Wednesday, Dec.27Sunday, Jan.21 Flashlight Night Exhibition, Polk Museum of Art, 800 E Palmetto St., Lakeland. http://polkmuseumofart.org Wednesday, Dec.27-Sunday. Jan.14 Bound Ascension: The Sculpture of Gino Miles Exhibit. Polk Museum of Art, 800 E Palmetto St., Lakeland. http://polkmuseumofart.org Wednesday, Dec 27 Coloring for Grown Ups, 11:30 a.m. Lake Wales Public Library, 290 Cypress Garden Lane, Lake Wales. Yoga Class, 5:30 p.m. Lake Wales Public Library, 290 Cypress Garden Lane, Lake Wales. Little Sprouts Story Time, 9:30 a.m. Winter Haven Public Library, 325 Avenue A NW, Winter Haven. iPad Basics, 3:30 p.m. Winter Haven Public Library, 325 Avenue A NW, Winter Haven Kids New Years Eve Party at Legoland, 10 a.m. Legoland Florida, 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven. http://www. legoland.com Farmers Market, 10 a..m.-2 p.m. Fort Blount Park, Bartow. 863-5190508, or email lsimpson@ mainstreetbartow”.com Italian Buffet, 5-7 p.m. $9 per person. American Legion Post 71, 1230 Scenic Highway, Lake Wales. 863-589-5689 Thursday, Dec.28 LEGO-Mania! 9:30 a.m. Lake Wales Public Library, 290 Cypress Garden Lane, Lake Wales. Creative Writing Critique Group, 1-3 p.m. Winter Haven Public Library, 325 Avenue A NW, Winter Haven Windows 10 Introduction, 2-4:30 p.m. Winter Haven Public Library, 325 Avenue A NW, Winter Haven Offshoots Lab, 4 p.m. Winter Haven Public Library, 325 Avenue A NW, Winter Haven. Technology Help Desk, 5 p.m. Winter Haven Public Library, 325 Avenue A NW, Winter Haven Kids New Years Eve Party at Legoland, 10 a.m. Legoland Florida, 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven. http://www. legoland.com Great Russian Nutcracker by the Moscow Ballet, 7 p.m. Tickets $195.25, $117.14, $80.76, $57.36, $45.13, $33.96. Service charges may apply. Available at The Lakeland Center Box Of“ce or by calling The Lakeland Center Box Of“ce 863-8348111 or 888-397-0100, and online at www.thelakelandcenter.com. Weight Watchers, noon. Use main entrance. First Baptist Church of Bartow, 410 E. Church St., Bartow. The church emphasized that it is not af“liated with Weight Watchers. The Sentimental Journeymen 7 p.m. Cappella mens chorus meets weekly on Thursday. Men who love to sing are invited to visit and experience the fellowship and enjoyment of ensemble singing. Experience is not necessary. St. Johns Methodist Church, 1800 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven. Contact Paul Evert at 863-289-7227 or rshaw2@tampabay. rr.com Fun Run, about 6 p.m. People take a 5K run starting and ending at the Wine Stable restaurant each Thursday. Usually they stay at the Wine Stable afterward. They start at approximately 6 p.m. Wine Stable, 150 S. Broadway, Bartow. Service Dog Training, 9-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m. Call Marvin Desselle at 863-2140601 for details. American Legion Post 71, 1230 Scenic Highway, Lake Wales. 863-589-5689 Friday, Dec.29 Hometeam New Years Rally, 4 p.m. Tickets at http://bit.ly/ HOMETEAM2017. Maddox Ranch, 2505 W Bella Vista St., Lakeland Kids New Years Eve Party at Legoland, 10 a.m. Legoland Florida, 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven. http://www. legoland.com Chair Yoga, 9:30 a.m. Bartow Public Library, 2150 S. Broadway Ave., Bartow. 863-534-0131 Simplicity Band, 6:30 p.m., free. Central Park, 4th St. NW, Winter Haven Hold On, I Know This! Christmas Edition, 7:30 p.m. Quizmasters Nick Allred and Benedict Heaps host holiday edition. Tickets $15 day of show. LkldTV Studio B, 202 N Massachusetts Ave., Lakeland Saturday, Dec 30 Kids New Years Eve Party at Legoland, 10 a.m. Legoland Florida, 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven. http://www. legoland.com Racing Game, 4 p.m. $1 per race. American Legion Post 71, 1230 Scenic Highway, Lake Wales. 863-589-5689 Downtown Farmers Curb Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 200 N Kentucky Ave., Lakeland Time for a Change Meditation, 9 a.m.-noon, $35. Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales Hometeam New Years Rally, all day. Tickets at http://bit.ly/ HOMETEAM2017. Maddox Ranch, 2505 W Bella Vista St., Lakeland Sunday, Dec 31 Christmas Tree Burning, 6:30 p.m. Mary Holland Park, Bartow. Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: The Cat Screamed at Midnight, 6 p.m., $50. Ramon Theater, 15 E Wall St., Frostproof. Kids New Years Eve Party at Legoland, 10 a.m. Legoland Florida, 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven. http://www. legoland.com Bingo, 1 p.m. $10/10 games. American Legion Post 71, 1230 Scenic Highway, Lake Wales. 863-589-5689 Hometeam New Years Rally, all day. Tickets at http://bit.ly/ HOMETEAM2017. Maddox Ranch, 2505 W Bella Vista St., Lakeland Monday, Jan.1 Food Truck Invasion, 5-9 p.m. Lake Wailes Park/ Gazebo, 499 E Park Ave., Lake Wales. 863-678-4182, ext. 225 Carillon Concert: New Years Day, 1 p.m. Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales Tuesday, Jan.2 Bartow City Commission Meeting, 6 p.m. Bartow City Hall Commission Chambers, 450 N. Wilson Ave., Bartow. Lake Wales City Commission Meeting, 6 p.m. Lake Wales City Hall, 201 W. Central Ave., Lake Wales. 863-678-4182 x 270 Little Sprouts Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Winter Haven Public Library, 325 Avenue A NW, Winter Haven Cameos Memoirs Writing Class, 2-4 p.m. Winter Haven Public Library, 325 Avenue A NW, Winter Haven. 863-294-6042 or bevlerner@aol.com Lego Club, 4 p.m. Winter Haven Public Library, 325 Avenue A NW, Winter Haven Nature Meets Art, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Michael Crews Gallery/ Lake Wales Arts Council, 1099 Highway 60 E, Lake Wales. http://www. lakewalesartscouncil.org Wednesday, Jan 3 Nature Meets Art, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Michael Crews Gallery/ Lake Wales Arts Council, 1099 Highway 60 E, Lake Wales. http://www. lakewalesartscouncil.org Little Sprouts Story Time, 9:30 a.m. Winter Haven Public Library, 325 Avenue A NW, Winter Haven Winter Haven City Commission Agenda Review Session, 6:30 p.m. Winter Haven City Hall, 451 Third St. NW, Winter Haven. 863-291-5627. Coloring for Grown Ups, 11:30 a.m. Lake Wales Public Library, 290 Cypress Garden Lane, Lake Wales. Helping Those in Grief Workshop, 2 p.m. Lake Wales Public Library, 290 Cypress Garden Lane, Lake Wales. Yoga Class, 5:30 p.m. Lake Wales Public Library, 290 Cypress Garden Lane, Lake Wales. The following places are closed for New Years Day. The U.S. Small Business Administrations staff Customer Service representatives continue to operate at temporary locations to answer program questions, assist in applying for an SBA disaster loan and to help with the reconsideration process. The outrach center at the Polk County Brenneman Auditorium, 1702 U.S. 17 S., Bartow, will be closed on Saturday Dec. 30-Monday, Jan. 1. Winter Haven City Hall will be closed Monday, Jan. 1. For garbage pickup Monday garbage and recycling will be picked up on Tuesday. Tuesdays will be picked up on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday will remain the same. Yard debris and junk will be picked up a day later all week. Bartow City Hall will be closed Monday, Jan. 1. Bartow garbage collection on the week of New Years Monday collection will be on Tuesday. Tuesdays collection will be on Wednesday. Thursdays and Fridays collection will be the same Lake Wales City Hall will be closed Monday, Jan. 1. In Lake Wales, on Jan. 1 garbage, bulk and yard waste will be picked-up on Jan. 2. Jan. 2 garbage, bulk and yard waste will be picked-up on Jan. 3. Jan. 3 garbage, bulk and yard waste will be picked-up on Jan. 4. Jan. 4 garbage, bulk, yard waste and recycle will be picked-up on Jan. 5. Jan. 5 garbage, bulk, yard waste and recycle will be picked-up on Jan. 6. Claw truck will service on Friday. Fort Meade City Hall will be closed Monday, Jan. 1. For garbage collection in Fort Meade Jan. 1 garbage and recycle will be picked-up on Jan. 2. Jan. 2 garbage and recycle will be picked-up Jan. 3. Jan. 3 bulk and yard waste will be picked-up on Jan. 4. Jan.4 garbage will be picked-up on Jan. 5. Jan. 5 garbage will be picked-up on Jan. 6. Claw truck will service Saturday. Frostproof City Hall will be closed Monday, Jan. 1. In Frostproof, Jan. 5 garbage, recycle, bulk and yard waste will be pickedup on Jan. 6. Claw truck will service this week on Saturday. The Neil Combee Administration Center will be closed Monday, Jan. 1 The Polk County Courthouse will be closed Monday, Jan. 1. The Polk County Tax Collector will be closed Monday, Jan. 1. Polk County Clerk of Courts & Comptroller will be closed Monday, Jan. 1 The Polk County Land“ll will be closed on Monday, Jan. 1, and reopen the following day. For residential collection customers of unincorporated Polk, if a customers collection day falls on the Christmas holiday or New Years Day holiday, then collection will occur one day later. Polk County Public Schools will not have classes for the students from Dec. 22-Jan. 3. The administration center will be closed Dec. 22-Jan. 1. The Lake Wales Charter Schools will be closed from Dec. 22-Jan. 3. Post Of“ces will be closed on Monday, Jan. 1. Most banks will be closed Monday, Jan. 1. Call your local branch to con“rm. The newspaper business and editorial of“ces will be closed Monday, Jan. 1. 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Page 4 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 VIEWPOINT It wasnt so many years ago that disposal of garbage and trash was a simple proposition: cities, by and large, piled it at what was accurately called the city dump, and counties generally left it to residents of sparsely settled rural areas to dispose of their own refuse. More often than not, societys discards were set a“re and left to smolder for hours or days, releasing an odor that smelled „ for good reason „ like smoldering garbage. Next came sanitary land“lls,Ž a method of disposing of garbage by burying it. Skeptics referred to the process as “ltering societys future drinking water through layers of rotting garbage. These evolved into lined land“lls, in which leachate is captured by plastic liners, a vastly more palatable process than the mis-named sanitary land“lls.Ž As terms like ecologyŽ and environmentŽ entered the lexicon on a more frequent basis, societys emphasis turned from disposal to recycling. The concept of transforming todays trash into tomorrows commodities had a feel goodŽ component as well as an apparent economic one. One of the leaders in the recycling movement was the newspaper industry, which encouraged the recycling of what was known as ONP (old newspapers) into new newsprint. It meant not only the reduction of paper in land“lls, but the reduced consumption of trees for pulpwood. Families saved empty aluminum cans, either turning them in at recycling stations for cash or giving them to Scout troops, churches, and other organizations for their fund-raising programs. Todays recycling market for most paper products (cardboard, ONP, and most other grades of paper) remains strong, as does the market for aluminum and most other metals. But the volume of plastics and glass products entering the recycling stream has created an unintended consequence for the recycling movement. An article by County Commissioner Bill Braswell, published in this newspaper last week, spelled out some of the reasons that the costs of recycling are far more than the revenues produced. He is not the “rst elected of“cial to lament that recycling does not work out as well as most people think. In an interview after that article was published, he explained some of the other reasons why recyclables have become the trash that nobody wants. It is news, he said, that nobody wants to hear, because it goes contrary to the pride that responsible citizens take in their weekly placing of supposedly recyclable waste at the curb. Most of these products, he said, end up in the land“ll. There are several reasons. Until Jan. 1 of this year, Braswell said, China was by far the worlds biggest consumer of recyclables. On that date, it vastly reduced the volume and variety of items it would accept. And on Jan. 1 of next year „ less than a week away „ China plans to eliminate accepting recyclables altogether, Braswell said. When recycling became popular, most plastic products were made from the same raw materials, and lent themselves to recycling into new products. Today, there are many different components going into various plastics, and they are not interchangeable. As a result, there is almost no market for plastics. It is cheaper to start with new materials than to sort all the varieties of plastics. Glass presents its own problems. Recycling opportunities for glass are limited at best, and the presence of broken glass can make large quantities of other products worthless. How many bottles do you suppose get broken every time recycling containers are dumped into solid waste collection trucks? Braswell predicts that as new technologies are developed, policies on recycling will change. He also believes that lined land“lls will be reused as biodegradable garbage is reduced to as little as 5 percent of its original volume. Thats the good news; the bad news is that todays recycling technology has not found solutions for all the problems.Recyclables: the trash nobody lovesOur Viewpoint Dear Editor, 2017 Medicare Annual Enrollment Period has of“cially come to a close. I am one of many trained volunteers who give our time and share our knowledge as Medicare Counselors to Medicare bene“ciaries. These Medicare bene“ciaries wish to make a change in their healthcare providers and coverage and can only do so during the AEP from October 15-December 7. The Dept. of Elder Affairs and the Senior Connection Center are the supporting Agencies for SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Volunteer Counselors. We have many counseling sites throughout Polk County; in Winter Haven we are very fortunate to counsel bene“ciaries at our Winter Haven Public Library Kathryn L. Smith Memorial. I want to sincerely thank the Winter Haven Public Library staff for their accommodating, professional, caring and certainly always helpful attitudes. The needs of the public we serve as SHINERSŽ varies so we need our resources and counseling sites to be very dynamic in support of our needs for private counseling rooms and designated areas. Winter Haven How we can help For most of my adult life, I have been an Episcopalian, and if we Anglicans are justi“ably known for one thing, it is for our commitment to our traditions. Anglicans, it has been said, will tolerate a little genteel heresy, but keep your cotton-pickin hands off the Book of Common Prayer. When in doubt „ a condition for which Anglicans are not particularly famous „ we will do things the way weve always done them. How many Episcopalians does it take to change a light bulb? Reply: Four; one to screw in the new light bulb, three to talk about how much nicer the old light bulb was.Ž Alternate reply: Change that light bulb? My great-grandmother gave the church that light bulb when she was con“rmed in 1878!Ž So why does Bartow burn its discarded Christmas trees on New Years Eve? Because weve been doing it since 1936, thats why! Dad had a well-earned reputation for the gift of gab, and some folks say I inherited a little of it. It is a talent that earns you an occasional invitation to be a master of ceremonies. An MC at an event is sort of like a corpse at an Irish Wake: everybody knows you have to have one, but they hope he wont talk too long. Incidentally, its called the giftŽ of gab, because for most of us, it doesnt pay anything. It gives new meaning to the term free speech.Ž But for us gabbors, just having an audience of attentive gabbees is reward enough. One such occasion is to be MC Sunday night at Bartows annual Christmas tree burning. Dad was MC for several decades. I think it was 21 years ago that he asked me to “ll in for him when he developed a cold on New Years Eve. A year later he suggested that I take over the job. That makes me a newcomer to the program, given that Eda Marchman is in her 42nd year as chairman, give or take a year. Bartow has been burning its discarded Christmas trees on or near New Years Eve since 1936, with occasional interruptions for World War II, bad weather, and once or twice, a tree chipping. Nye Jordan, who was about three years older than baseball, began the tradition, asserting that it was bad luck to have Burning Christmas trees; because weve always done itLETTERS | 5 FRISBIE | 5LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name „ not initials. An address and telephone number must be included. The phone number and address are not for publication, bu t must be provided. The Letters to the Editor section is designed as a public forum for community discourse and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. Readers can sen d letters and column submissions to news@scmginc.com or mail them to 99 3rd St. NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881.We welcome your letters S.L. Frisbie S.L. Frisbie can be contacted at slfrisbie@hedartlandnewspapers. com

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Page 5 Library staff went above and beyond on many occasions and without advance notice to meet our needs. On behalf of our Polk County Medicare bene“ciaries and SHINE counselors who counseled at the Winter Haven Public Library I want to extend heartfelt thanks. The library staff contributed beyond measure to a very successful Annual Enrollment Period. We SHINERSŽ will continue to counsel at our Winter Haven Public Library throughout the year for bene“ciaries who are new to Medicare. In addition we look forward to 2018 AEP and the opportunities to show off our Library, its amenities and certainly its gracious and professional staff.MICHELE Z. CLARK Polk County SHINE CounselorLETTERSFROM PAGE 4a Christmas tree in the house on New Years Day. In the days before the invention of tree stands that held water, Christmas trees were drier than a prairie dogs paws in the desert in July, and represented a real “re hazard. Bad luck indeed. The height of Bartows pile of discarded trees has diminished over the years, given the increasing popularity of arti“cial trees. But the event is still popular enough to draw a pretty good crowd to the south end of Mary Holland Park at 6:30 p.m. every New Years Eve. Regular attendees may have memorized my spiel by now, since it changes little from year to year. History is like that, unless you are into the political correctnessŽ movement and believe that history should be rewritten periodically. For instance, I tell why the event was staged in its original location for only one year; why the event was suspended during World War II; and the marvelous idea I had for a special tree burning when the calendar rolled over to the year 2000. Unfortunately, I was the only one who recognized what a fantastic idea it was. But the history of our tree burning is much longer than this column, and you are invited to come hear it recounted yet again Sunday night. Lawn chairs, mosquito repellent, and a willingness to chuckle at old anecdotes are encouraged. See you there? „„„ (S. L. Frisbie is retired. He refers to the bon“re as consuming discarded trees,Ž not live trees,Ž on the theory that the moment a Christmas tree is cut down, it becomes a dead tree.Ž He can be annoyingly literal about stuff like that.)FRISBIEFROM PAGE 4 Along about 1910 ƒ in fact before Winter Haven formally incorporated, local businesses banded together to form a Board of Trade. Forerunner to the Chamber of Commerce it existed until 1923 when it transitioned to the Chamber. The group published one of the earliest promotional pieces for the community. This column shares some of its information and claims for comparison to today … a century later. We estimate the year it was published as 1913 and it pegs Winter Havens population at 1200! Information in quotes includes the punctuation of the era. It begins, Winter Haven is the center of the worlds richest citrus-fruit section, and likewise the center of the famous lake region of Polk County. Unlike many cities of southern Florida, Winter Haven is not a mere winter resort … it is a substantial town, with an energetic year-round population, greatly increased during the winter months by tourists, home-seekers, and hundreds of northerners, who “nd here an ideal climate and unusual social advantages.Ž Both in winter and summer Winter Haven has ideal climatic conditions. In winter the temperature is mild and free from extremes. In summer Winter Haven feels none of the discomforts of the so-called semitropical sun ƒ The rainy season checks undue warmth, and the nights are delightfully cool.Ž (Remember, this was before air-conditioning.) The air is always pure, the water is bright, clear, and refreshing, and mosquitoes seldom are known.Ž The brochure goes on to tout the local altitude (200 feet above sea level) as a great advantage both climatic and natural. It noted at that elevation there were no swamps, fevers, malaria or great humidity.Ž It also notes the lakes are all the product of over”owing springsŽ which we know today is not true. There can be some seepage from the aquifer but none of the area lakes are spring-fed.Ž And lest the lazy become interested the text states, Winter Haven does not seek, invite, or tolerate the shiftless or the idle. It is not the place for the person who expects to make a fortune without individual effort ƒ Ž Citrus was king and the dominant industry as noted in this claim, Florida grapefruit and oranges, owing to soil and climatic conditions, are far superior to California-grown fruit, which is produced in heavy clay soil and forced to maturity by irrigation. Florida has ample rainfall and needs no irrigation for citrus fruits ƒ Because of its supremacy in the culture of citrus fruits, Winter Havens prosperity is founded on a stable basis. The “nest orange groves in the world are in the immediate vicinity of the town. More than 8,000 acres here are devoted to citrus culture ƒ Ž Finally the Board noted that, Winter Haven has as good schools as any in Polk County.Ž There were two modern buildings and “ve trained teachers. A thorough high school courseŽ was offered. There were four churches (Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptist and Christian) and three hotels near the railroad station.Ž It also mentioned nearby Florence Villa with a hotel called The Plantation HomeŽ (commonly called the Florence Villa Hotel) that could accommodate 200 guests. The Board of Trade of“cers were J. E. Crump, President; Dr. J.H. Ross, Vice President and A.C. Nydegger, Secretary Treasurer. The brochure provides an interesting look at how the city we know was promoted a century ago. They may have taken just a bit of editorial license.Ž Note: May you and yours have a memorable New Year!About the series Early in Winter Havens history, a large Chinaberry tree grew near the middle of Central Avenue at the corner of the Snell Bank (now the Times Square building). It was beneath this tree that early residents shared the news and solved the challenges of the day. The Museum of Winter Haven History will reopen from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 6. There are many new displays and pieces of Winter Haven history to see. Group visits are also available by appointment. Contact Bob Gernert at 863-206-6855 or bobgernert@gmail. com.The Winter Haven Board of Trade ƒ Bob Gernert Beneath the Chinaberry TreeBob Gernert is a student of Winter Haven history and founded the Museum of Winter Haven History. PHOTO PROVIDEDThis early postcard shows Central Avenue looking east toward downtown at about the time the Board of Trade published the brochure. Your vantage point is between Central Park and South Park. The large barren tree on right is the Chinaberry tree as this must have been taken in winter. The arched building beyond the tree now houses Arabellas Ristorante.In mid-December, a 34-year-old Highland City woman had a medical emergency in her bedroom. Rescue workers responded, tended to her needs, and transported her to the hospital, where she soon recovered. Thats the good news for her. The bad news for her is that, on her bed, right out in the open, was a large amount of mail ƒ envelopes with the names and addresses of many different people from the south Lakeland area. In addition to that, also in plain view, two large bags of mail on the ”oor ƒ also addressed to other people. Now sometimes, our very skilled deputies have to work hard to turn up clues to solve crimes. And then there are times like this when the crime jumps up in their face and says, Hey, look at me.Ž The woman was arrested and charged with criminal use of personal identi“cation and petit theft. And this wasnt the “rst time shes stolen from someone. If all goes well, the criminal justice system will hold her accountable for her theft. I tell you this story for two reasons. One, it amuses me how she was caught. Two, and more importantly, I want it to be a reminder about how important it is to take steps to protect yourself from mail theft and identity fraud. The victims of this woman did not even realize they were victims until our deputies informed them of their investigation. Hopefully, it was discovered before any damage could be done to the victims credit and “nances. A lot of personal information can be obtained from your mail, so you need to protect it. Consider a locking mailbox, or a post of“ce box. If you still have your mail delivered conventionally, please take the mail out as soon as possible „ and never leave outgoing mail with the ”ag up. Once you go through your mail, be careful what you throw away. Shredding mail that has your personal information on it is an excellent option. Personal information is stolen all the time ƒ from the mail, online transactions, purse and wallet thefts, and scams. Once the bad guys have your information, there are many different ways they can pro“t from it. With online transactions, the thieves usually get hundreds or thousands of victims at one time. Then, they will take that information and sell it. And sometimes, the information gets sold many times. Lets say a large health insurer has their computers hacked, and your Social Security number is among the thousands taken. Your number could continually be sold for years, making the headache of cleaning up your credit history even worse. If someone has your personal information, he or she can get credit cards in your name, and make purchases that will be charged back to you. They could assume your identity, and if they get caught for speeding, you would have a citation written under your name. And of course, you would have no idea that a citation was written, so the ticket would never get paid, and then suddenly you might have a warrant for your arrest. Pretty scary stuff. If your Social Security card is lost or stolen, notify the Social Security Administration immediately. If you know someone has already used your SSN, contact the Federal Trade Commission. If it was stolen, youll also need to notify law enforcement. If your credit cards or debit cards get lost or stolen, contact the “nancial institution who issued the cards as soon as possible, so they can be cancelled. If the cards were stolen, youll also want to contact law enforcement. One other suggestion about protecting your credit is to check your credit score. Federal law allows each person one free credit report every 12 months from each of the three nationwide credit reporting companies (EquiFax, Experian, TransUnion). Just know that those companies will try to sell you other services, so be sure to follow instructions carefully. If you see something wrong with your credit, youll want to take action immediately. If youd like more information about credit fraud, check out the Federal Trade Commission online (FTC.gov).Watch out for mail theft Grady Judd Polk County Sheriff

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Page 6 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 This in from Savannah Gandy : On Friday, Dec. 8, Candlelight Christian Academy students and staff reached out to their community. The day started off at the Dollar Tree. The elementary students bought “ve items for a boy or girl their age in need. While the elementary students were shopping, the middle and high school boys helped out at the local care center of“ce in downtown Lake Wales. They served there by moving furniture and packing food boxes. The middle and high school girls went to the Care Center Gift Wrap Center. Gandy continues, While they were there, they stuffed stockings and wrapped them for Christmas Care Packages for families in the area. To wrap up the day, the Candlelight Chorus Club members spread some joy at The Grove Nursing Home by performing some classic Christmas carols. They not only performed for the residents there, but got to know them a little and gave them a Christmas Card written by several of the Candlelight students and staff. Candlelight Christian Academy encourages you to reach out into your community not only at Christmas time, but every day of the year.Ž Editors Note: We know there are people and organizations in the community who deserve recognition. Send those photos and blurbs to us, and we will make sure to include them in this column. Email them to klberkowitz@scmginc. com or call Kathy Leigh Berkowitz at 863-8043273. We believe good news travels fast.Candlelight Christian Academy reaches out Kathy Leigh Berkowitz People Helping PeopleKathy can be contacted at klberkowitz@scmginc. com Christmas is here and it should be a joyous time celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, there are people in our county who are not as fortunate as many of us and have little to celebrate. Polk County offers many services for people with genuine needs. Our citizens overwhelmingly passed the indigent care tax to help those with physical and mental health issues. Whether its veterans needing someone to talk to, the elderly needing a healthy meal, or an individual needing health care, Polk County is there. From mental health counseling to dental services to drug addiction to spousal abuse, we have a program. As taxpayers, you can be assured we understand your concern for fraud and abuse of these programs and we make sure the need is real. More than 36,000 individuals use these partially subsidized health care programs. Polk County is not a wealthy county, 17 percent of our residents live below the poverty line. Our average annual household income is more than $14,000 below the national average. Regardless we must do what we can to help our friends in time of need. Our unemployment level is low but for those seeking job opportunities we have Career Source Polk. If youre an employer needing employees let Career Source Polk help you “nd them. As County Commissioners one of our top priorities is keeping Polk County a business-friendly place and encouraging businesses to locate here. We have become the logistics center for the state and there are many job opportunities coming with that. E-commerce is alive and well in our county. We are positioned in the crossroads of opportunity. With Florida Poly growing and Suntrax under construction we will see more high paying jobs moving into our county. Polk Countys future is bright, but some need a little help along the way. There are plenty of other organizations that also offer assistance. Some are faith based and some are community based but the point here is no one who needs help should go without it. Polk County is full of giving people. Since becoming a county commissioner I have been amazed at the giving spirit in our county. If you know someone who needs a hand put them in touch with us and we can get them going in the right direction. The old saying, there but by the grace of God go IŽ has never been more true. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you. Bill Braswell is a Polk County Commissioner for District 3. County offers many services Bill Braswell Polk County Commissioner Florida Department of Environmental Protection Air and Solid Waste Permitting, Southwest District Oce Dra/Proposed Permit No. 1050175-013-AV Greif Packaging LLC Polk County, Florida Applicant: e applicant for this project is Greif Packaging LLC. e applicants responsible ofcial and mailing address are: Je Brozio, Plant Manager, Greif Packaging LLC, 211 Sandra Jackson Rd., Auburndale, FL 33823. Facility Location: e applicant operates the existing Greif Packaging LLC, which is located in Polk County at 211 Sandra Jackson Rd in Auburndale, Florida. Project: e applicant applied on November 14, 2017 to the Department for a Title V air operation permit renewal to the Title V operation permit for the existing facility with no changes. is is a renewal of Title V Air Operation Permit No. 1050175-012-AV. e existing facility consists of metal drum container manufacturing and coating operation. Permitting Authority: Applications for Title V air operation permits are subject to review in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 403, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Chapters 62-4, 62-210, and 62-213 of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). e proposed project is not exempt from air permitting requirements and a Title V air operation permit is required to operate the facility. e Permitting Authority responsible for making a permit determination for this project is the Department of Environmental Protections Air and Solid Waste Permitting Section in the Southwest District Oce. e Permitting Authoritys physical address is: 13051 North Telecom Parkway, Suite 101, Temple Terrace, Florida 33637-0926. e Permitting Authoritys mailing address is: 13051 North Telecom Parkway, Suite 101, Temple Terrace, Florida 33637-0926. e Permitting Authoritys phone number is 813-470-5700. Project File: A complete project le is available for public inspection during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except legal holidays), at the address indicated above for the Permitting Authority. e complete project le includes the dra permit, the Statement of Basis, the application, and the information submitted by the applicant, exclusive of condential records under Section 403.111, F.S. Interested persons may view the dra/proposed permit by visiting the following website: https://dep.dep.state..us/air/emission/apds/default.asp and entering the permit number shown above. Interested persons may contact the Permitting Authoritys project review engineer for additional information at the address or phone number listed above. Notice of Intent to Issue Permit: e Permitting Authority gives notice of its intent to issue a renewed Title V air operation permit to the applicant for the project described above. e applicant has provided reasonable assurance that continued operation of the existing equipment will not adversely impact air quality and that the project will comply with all appropriate provisions of Chapters 62-4, 62-204, 62-210, 62-212, 62-213, 62-296 and 62-297, F.A.C. e Permitting Authority will issue a nal permit in accordance with the conditions of the dra/proposed permit unless a response received in accordance with the following procedures results in a dierent decision or a signicant change of terms or conditions. Comments: e Permitting Authority will accept written comments concerning the dra/proposed Title V air operation permit for a period of 30 days from the date of publication of the Public Notice. Written comments must be received by the close of business (5:00 p.m.), on or before the end of this 30-day period by the Permitting Authority at the above address. As part of his or her comments, any person may also request that the Permitting Authority hold a public meeting on this permitting action. If the Permitting Authority determines there is sucient interest for a public meeting, it will publish notice of the time, date, and location in the Florida Administrative Register (FAR). If a public meeting is requested within the 30-day comment period and conducted by the Permitting Authority, any oral and written comments received during the public meeting will also be considered by the Permitting Authority. If timely received written comments or comments received at a public meeting result in a signicant change to the dra permit, the Permitting Authority shall issue a revised dra/proposed permit and require, if applicable, another Public Notice. All comments led will be made available for public inspection. For additional information, contact the Permitting Authority at the above address or phone number. Petitions: A person whose substantial interests are aected by the proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Petitions led by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be led within 14 days of publication of the Public Notice or receipt of a written notice, whichever occurs rst. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who asked the Permitting Authority for notice of agency action may le a petition within 14 days of receipt of that notice, regardless of the date of publication. A petitioner shall mail a co py of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above, at the time of ling. A petition for administrative hearing must contain the information set forth below and must be led (received) with the Agency Clerk in the Oce of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, Agency_Clerk@ dep.state..us, before the deadline. e failure of any person to le a petition within the appropriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that persons right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to intervene in this proceeding and participate as a party to it. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the approval of the presiding ocer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28106.205, F.A.C. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Permitting Authoritys action is based must contain the following information: (a) e name and address of each agency aected and each agencys le or identication number, if known; (b) e name, address, any email address, telephone number and any facsimile number of the petitioner; the name, address, any email address, telephone number, and any facsimile number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioners substantial interests will be aected by the agency determination; (c) A statement of when and how each petitioner received notice of the agency action or proposed decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specic facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modication of the agencys proposed action; (f) A statement of the specic rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modication of the agencys proposed action including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specic rules or statutes; and, (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agencys proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts upon which the Permitting Authoritys action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means that the Permitting Authoritys nal action may be dierent from the position taken by it in this written notice of Intent to Issue Air Permit. Persons whose substantial interests will be aected by any such nal decision of the Permitting Authority on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation: Mediation is not available in this proceeding. EPA Review: EPA has agreed to treat the dra/proposed Title V air operation permit as a proposed Title V air operation permit and to perform its 45-day review provided by the law and regulations concurrently with the public comment period, provided that the applicant also transmits an electronic copy of the required proof of publication directly to EPA at the following email addresses: R4TitleVFL@epa.gov. Although EPAs 45-day review period will be performed concurrently with the public comment period, the deadline for submitting a citizen petition to object to the EPA Administrator will be determined as if EPAs 45-day review period is performed aer the public comment period has ended. e nal Title V air operation permit will be issued aer the conclusion of the 45-day EPA review period so long as no adverse comments are received that result in a dierent decision or signicant change of terms or conditions. e status regarding EPAs 45…day review of this project and the deadline for submitting a citizen petition can be found at the following website address: http://www2.epa.gov/caa-permitting/orida-proposed-title-v-permits. Objections: Finally, pursuant to 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 7661d(b)(2), any person may petition the Administrator of the EPA within 60 days of the expiration of the Administrators 45-day review period as established at 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b)(1), to object to the issuance of any Title V air operation permit. Any petition shall be based only on objections to the permit that were raised with reasonable specicity during the 30-day public comment period provided in the Public Notice, unless the petitioner demonstrates to the Administrator of the EPA that it was impracticable to raise such objections within the comment period or unless the grounds for such objection arose aer the comment period. Filing of a petition with the Administrator of the EPA does not stay the effective date of any permit properly issued pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 62-213, F.A.C. Petitions led with the Administrator of EPA must meet the requirements of 42 U.S.C. Section 7661d(b) (2) and must be led with the Administrator of the EPA at: U.S. EPA, 401 M Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20460. For more information regarding EPA review and objections, visit EPAs Region 4 web site at http://www2.epa.gov/caa-permitting/orida-proposed-title-v-permits.PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AIR PERMIT adno=3529543

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Page 7 WINTER HAVEN NEWS WINTER HAVEN … We have so many members of our leadership team here that we could have our staff meeting,Ž said City Manager Mike Herr, upon opening his State of the City address to the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce last week. Hosted by Chamber group Endeavor, which targets business professionals aged 21 to 42, the event saw a fully sold out house for the event, held at the Chamber conference room. At least two tables were full of city department heads, commissioners, and other city of“cials. Rep. Sam Killebrew was in attendance as well. Herrs “rst six months as city manager have been eventful. One of the things that I discovered after moving here was our community marketing message, that we have been reinvented,Ž said Herr. I think that is important, because it says that we know a lot about our history and it also says that we know about our future „ from an economic development and a destination standpoint, in central Florida.Ž Applauding the Chambers effort for such a creative marketing message,Ž he said it is really how we market our community. That is going to have everything to do with our ability to create jobs and maintain jobs.Ž My own personal belief is that Winter Haven is the best city in Polk County. And it is the most dynamic city of 41,000 in the state of Florida. Take a look at the people that are in the room today, the diversity, the intelligence, that says a lot about our city,Ž Herr said. Although the city population is currently around 41,000, it is set to grow to some 60,000 by 2030. Meanwhile, the city manager said, Winter Haven behaves like a city of 100,000 when it comes to an expectation of excellence. That said, he added Lets dont complicate economic development.Ž The city needs to focus on three things, Herr said. Focus on quality, not quantity,Ž he noted, adding that the secret to create and keep new jobs in the community is to focus on the quality that is there, so it will be more sustainable.Ž Focus on the work force and education, and strong business partners. He said many times, partners are silent. We are not silent here,Ž he said, and that is a real credit to communication and to talent.Ž The citys job is large, he admited. Take care of patching potholes, make sure we have safe drinking water every day. Make sure we are protecting the environment, make sure the wastewater treatment plants are working. Make sure that the southwest complex is open. Make sure that the northeast complex is open. Make sure that we have excellent events so people can enjoy themselves. Make sure the parks are clean, make sure the garbage is picked up. So thats a lot about growing. Winter Haven, I think will be successful in the future.Ž Winter Haven also needs to continue to be a vibrant business community,Ž he said. And bring only the best and smartest millenials.Ž At this, he applauded Endeavor and welcomed the young professionals to consider a career working in the public sector.Ž Herrs address was followed by T. Michael Stavres, assistant city manager, who gave up an update on the citys capital projects, and a report from City Growth Management Director Merle Bishop. Bishop said, We are booming, folks, and it is a good place to be.Ž That statement was partially based on the 634 single family building permits, which he says, is a record.Ž Downtown is growing and so are both its CRA and the Florence Villa CRA. The growth has been happening in spite of ourselves. And I say that because sometimes we sort of get in the way of what could happen. Regulatory obstacles created issues in the downtown commercial district, and those were eliminated at the city level to encourage more residential,Ž he said, adding, We think that has spurred additional interest in downtown,Ž Bishop said. Hiep Nguyen, the citys chief information of“cer, spoke on best practices at the city level, sharing about how technology connects the community and how these connections matter.Ž Explaining the citys dark “ber, he said the Dark Fiber Enterprise is excess “ber that the city can lease to service providers. The city has “ve miles of “ber underground, and 20 miles of conduit with no “ber yet. The city is looking to add conduit and increase from 5 to 60 miles out. The leases currently bring inn $128,000 to the city, income which can be folded back into the department, so it is not reliant upon taxes or the general budget to sustain itself. I am Hiep (pronounced Hip), and you are not,Ž he joked with the young professionals, who repeated it as if a long time family joke. State of the City: Winter Haven reinvented By KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZKLBERKOWITZ@SCMGINC.COM PHOTO BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ City Manager Mike Herr brings the State of the City address at last weeks Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce lunch hosted by Endeavor Young Professionals. STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT e Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue a permit to Byrd Septic Services, Inc., 0 Rooks Road, Davenport, FL 33840, to operate the existing Septage Management Facility (SMF), Byrd Septic SMF, and Land Application Site (LAS), Byrd Septic LAS. e SMF is designed to treat 0.010 Million Gallons per day (MGD) of septage by lime-stabilization. e LAS consists of approximately 27.53 total acres to be used for treated septage application. e LAS will be used to grow grasses for a hay operation. e SMF and LAS are located at latitude 28 09 14.1Ž N, longitude 81 34 33Ž W on 0 Rooks Road, Davenport, FL 33837 in Polk County. e Department has assigned permit le number FLA994367-001-DW3S/NP to the proposed project. e intent to issue and application le are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Departments Southwest District Oce, 13051 N Telecom Pkwy, Suite 101, Temple Terrace, Florida 336370926, at phone number (813) 470-5700. e Department will issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, within fourteen days of receipt of notice. e procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below. A person whose substantial interests are aected by the Departments proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. e petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led (received by the Clerk) in the Oce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Under Rule 62-110.106(4), Florida Administrative Code, a person may request an extension of the time for ling a petition for an administrative hearing. e request must be led (received by the Clerk) in the Oce of General Counsel before the end of the time period for ling a petition for an administrative hearing. Petitions led by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, must be led within fourteen days of publication of the notice or within fourteen days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs rst. Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, however, also allows that any person who has asked the Department in writing for notice of agency action may le a petition within fourteen days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. e petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. e failure of any person to le a petition or request for an extension of time within fourteen days of receipt of notice shall constitute a waiver of that persons right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding ocer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, Florida Administrative Code. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Departments action is based must contain the following information, as indicated in Rule 28-106.201, Florida Administrative Code: (a) e name and address of each agency aected and each agencys le or identication number, if known; (b) e name, address, any e-mail address, any facsimile number, and telephone number of the petitioner, if the petitioner is not represented by an attorney or a qualied representative; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioners substantial interests will be aected by the determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the Departments decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specic facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modication of the Departments proposed action; (f) A statement of the specic rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modication of the Departments proposed action, including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specic rules or statutes; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the Department to take with respect to the Departments proposed action. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means that the Departments nal action may be dierent from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be aected by any such nal decision of the Department have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation under Section 120.573, Florida Statutes, is not available for this proceeding.12/27/17 adno=3529545

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Page 8 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Kindel) may not have helped PAL or the high school,Ž Fultz said. I wanted Mr. Hayes to know that (recent press reporting) had done such a great job helping the high school.Ž Commissioner Terrye Howell told Hayes it made sense that the Polk County School Board chose to prioritize the Lake Wales High School basketball team over the Lake Wales PAL league in terms of using the Roosevelt Academy gym while the LWHS gym was being repaired. The answer to all this is building a new recreation center,Ž Fultz told Hayes. Get out and advocate and vote for that.Ž Lake Wales City Manager Ken Fields has previously stated there will not likely be a voting referendum on recreation until 2019. On Dec. 9 Fields said his reasoning for wanting to wait until next year is that some new businesses will be opening and the new tax income could fund such an endeavor. I love problems like this,Ž Fields said. It shows the city is growing. Requests for more recreational facilities keep coming in and we are currently working on a master plan. We have the land to put new facilities in place its just the cost of construction that we have to plan for. This is Lake Wales time in my mind, there are a lot of good quality jobs coming.Ž Assistant City Manager James Slaton then stepped to the podium to say that city staff had met with Lake Wales PAL volunteers recently about helping with the scheduling con”icts at Kirkland Gym and he thought the problem had been resolved. Slaton said they managed to help open Kirkland Gym earlier to accommodate PAL volunteers and athletes. Newly hired Lake Wales Recreation Coordinator Stephanie Edwards is reportedly also working to help resolve the problem. Deputy mayor doubles downAt the end of the commission meeting, Lake Wales Deputy Mayor Robin Gibson said that members of the Lake Wales Leadership Council had decided and voted on their “ve highest priorities. The Lake Wales Leadership Council is an informal group of people that Gibson organized to try and determine what priorities local leaders wanted to work on to improve the community. Gibson said their highest priority was completion of the Walesbilt Hotel, formerly the Grand Hotel. At the “rst Lake Wales Leadership Council meeting in early December, Gibson advocated for having the council pressure the Lake Wales City Commission to not renew a building permit for current restoration work being done by Winter Haven developer Ray Brown. Gibson said if the building permit was not renewed it would open up the possibility of having another developer take over the restoration efforts. Some, including Fields, members of the commission and others, have said Brown is not restoring the historic hotel at a suf“cient pace. Others have supported Brown and the topic has shown to be controversial over the years. Documents show the deputy mayor has represented another developer who had previously submitted a bid to complete the restoration effort and lost and that it could be a con”ict of interest for him to advocate against the current developer as such. Gibson recently requested the newspaper print a correction saying he has never represented another developer interested in restoring the historic hotel. This was denied because there are public records of such and multiple anonymous sources that have disclosed such to the newspaper. The Florida Commission on Ethics recently ruled against Gibson in an unrelated con”ict of interest case involving giving away the Hardman School Complex to the Lake Wales Charter School Board of Trustees, which he legally represents.SOLUTIONFROM PAGE 1 PHOTO BY CHARLES A. BAKER IIIIRabbi Mendel Friedman said his favorite mayor is Eugene Fultz because he likes to dance.Ž Lake Wales City Manager Ken Fields joined in on the fun with Mayor Fultz Dec. 19. good idea, the site this place is going to put its farm is prime residential area and she is not so sure this is a good idea. In fact, she was not sure allowing any solar farm in any prime development area. The best option for most communities is to put it on the worst land here,Ž she said citing articles shes read from solar farms being placed in other cities in the country. They could go in brown“elds and buffer zones.Ž Other suggestions would be agricultural land that is no longer producing. She said she favors solar power, but it might be better to have it in our back yard and not the front hallway.Ž The land where this is being proposed is going to be built up with medical and housing developments nearby and while this land has not sold for residential use after many years of trying to do so, Pfeiffer said she thought it may not be good for the city to give it up for the 30 years a solar plant can run on a site. Commissioner Billy Simpson said the fact that this land has not successfully been developed for residential, the city should do something with it, and if this can net money for the town, it could be worthwhile. However, Pfeiffers thought was taking this property out of being able to sell for residential use for 25 to 30 years is a lot of time. And in the last year property sales in Bartow are happening at a pace not seen in a long time. We sold eight buildings downtown in the last year and a half,Ž she said. When was the last time that happened? Were moving up. This is prime property for people growth not stagnant growth.Ž In the terms of favoring a site speci“c plan at the public hearing at the Dec. 4 meeting, former mayor Brian Hinton warned commissioners about a global plan in general terms. He said if the Comp Plan is amended to do such, something may come up to it or a future commission where it wouldnt work and could do well for the city, but commissioners would not be able to do anything because theyd be tied in to what they were about to OK. Those words went a long way and forced the commission to stop the public hearing and put TECOs plans on hold, a move that disturbed TECO attorney Jack Brandon. However, he eventually agreed to come back to the commission for its Jan. 2 meeting while commissioners had a workshop to decide what direction to go. TECO urged commissioners to quickly make a decision because the company is on a short time frame to make this farm operational. In making the decision between site speci“c and global, Pfeiffer said there is much to a solar farm commissioners are not aware of; making decisions now could hurt them in the long run because of that. There are many things we havent talked about because we didnt know to talk about them,Ž she said. If for whatever reason, some ordinance makes them dismantle and its not decommissioned, if for some reason it goes down in 15 years is that part of the ordinance dormant?Ž She said the site cant be put back to the way it was, for example, because all the trees are gone. She said the commission is putting the cart before the horse. We havent chartered into this territory before. This is new. Nova Sol is different though some of this my apply to them,Ž she said. What type of solar system is allowed? On top of that there is height restriction, mitigation nuances, visual impacts, solar impact issues? There is a whole bunch of stuff to consider.Ž She said this project is not allowing the city to start small and build. It is already big. One of those issues is location, location, location. I have to think what is best for our city. Property owners and the people in general. The great good is what we have to take into account. Twenty-“ve years is what we are taking out of production.Ž To deal with this, City Attorney Sean Parker said the previous proposed ordinance would have any property more than 25 acres come to commission for approval for a planned development. It is site speci“c process in a way,Ž he said. I am trying to draw a distinction on the big picture. I envision this picture on this is on a pending application. My takeaway from last Mondays meeting, there was a lot of heartburn on a broad application of all categories, number one. We were moving quickly and that concern was dealt with by all.Ž Commissioner Leo Longworth said if the Comp Plan was site speci“c, hed be more apt to listen to the proposal from TECO. Commissioners meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 2 at City Hall. SITEFROM PAGE 1 PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOWJack Brandon, Bart Allen, attorneys with Peterson & Myers, and Diane Chadwick, a planning principal, talk with each other at a public hearing on Dec. 4.at 7:15 a.m. It got off the ground for a short period of time, then crashed and caught “re, killing all on board. All of the victims perished upon or immediately after impact, the sheriffs of“ce reported. Autopsies will be conducted later this week to determine their exact causes of death. Whether the dense morning fog had anything to do with the crash is not known, said John Helms, who took over director of the Bartow Municipal Airport on Dec. 18. It was very, very foggy out there,Ž Helms said. The line crew could not even see, but they said they could hear it.Ž He said the ”ight tower is closed today with it being Christmas Eve. Cindy Barrow, who is retiring as the director of the airport on Jan. 4, said the Florida Aviation Administration has been notified of the crash. This is a horri“c tragedy, especially on Christmas Eve, and the victims and their families are in our prayers,Ž the sheriffs of“ce statement said. The Cessna 340 twin-engine plane crash is under investigation by the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board. The death investigation is under investigation by the sheriffs of“ce. The identi“cations will be con“rmed by the Medical Examiners Of“ce. The sheriffs of“ce believes these are the victims of the crash based on interviews with family, friends and witnesses at the airport. I am very heart broken to learn that my Marine Corps friend who had a heart of gold, was a pilot, an attorney, president of the Lakeland Republican Club and gave back to the local community ... I was just with him this past Sunday at a Christmas party. God please give comfort to the family members,Ž said Kathryn Gates-Skipper. Shannon ran for the state House of Representatives in 2014 and lost in the Republican primary to Colleen Burton. He also served as president of the Polk County Republican Club.CRASHFROM PAGE 1

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Page 9 WINTER HAVEN NEWS WINTER HAVEN … Commissioner Brad Dantzler has an idea as to the future of the Social Security building, the city annex, City Hall and arts as an economic development driver. The word is Kunsthal.Ž A KunsthalŽ is a European concept, where a government or public entity will provide art space, but not buy the art. Sitting inside his office at Raymond James, he uses a sketchpad and pen, drawing out a map of City Hall. At one time, there was an atrium at City Hall. He suggested bringing that back and then creating a Kunsthal.Ž Polk Museum of Art buys a lot of art, so a lot of their budget goes for art. Winter Haven is not prepared to do that. But I think Winter Haven could build a Kunsthal,Ž he said. And have art shows come in. It is sort of a cottage industry that has cropped up now,Ž he added. The cost of such an endeavor would actually improve economic development and be a driver for the economy itself, as doctors, artists, musicians, and the like enjoy having a quality offering of things to do in town. I think fine arts is a big part of economic development,Ž said Dantzler. We can afford it.Ž Types of unusual art shows could include things such as traveling displays of Japanese Wedding Dresses, for example, or Chinese textiles. There are shows that could come in and bring a whole bunch of Chinese textiles, and you could have a three month show, which would bring people in from all over, who are interested in Chinese textiles,Ž he said. It gives people in Winter Haven the chance to see a display of Chinese textiles that they would never have gotten to see otherwise. And then three months later, you send that one on and maybe do African Headdresses.Ž These are ones that I have been to. If we were to buy Japanese wedding dresses, that would be $20,000 to $30,000 apiece, but if we could have a show come in, and see 20 or 30 of these that we would never get to see otherwise. And the show might be $20,000 for three months ... if you have 20 or 30 of them on display, you would have people going and spending a half day looking at them.Ž He said people in Orlando and Tampa would drive here to see those displays. Dantzler had started a Cultural Artists Commission, they are the ones he said, that got all the Little Libraries and painted utility boxes around town going. Sale of the building Requests for proposal will go out in January, and it appears that perhaps, the city of Winter Haven may try once again to sell the old Social Security building, located at 245 and 255 W. Central Ave. The parcel is owned by the city, a piece of land that came with the land to build the parking garage, and now is not needed by the city. There are a variety of things the city could do regarding the building. The city could sell it and put the money in the general fund, sell the property and earmark it for the arts, keep the property and donateŽ it back to the public (an unlikely event, because it would create more of a financial drain on the city in upkeep and would also keep it off city tax rolls.) Dantzlers accounting background kicked in during the last city commission meeting in December, when the sale of the Social Security building was discussed during commissioner reports and comments. He suggested either setting it aside for the arts community (it at one time was used as an arts venue), or selling it and keeping the money as an asset,Ž to put towards city support of art endeavors. Dantzlers belief is that currently the property is an asset, and should be maintained as such. Accounting 101,Ž he said. Along the lines of how to fund the Kunsthal, City Hall would have to be moved in order for that to happen. City commissioners have discussed moving City Hall to Nora Mayo Hall. According to city records, that could be about a $1 million move. Dantzler suggested taking the money from the Social Security building (when it sells, if it does), then selling the city annex also (for about $500,000 or whatever they get) and combining the money from both to help fund the move to Nora Mayo Hall. That would leave the entire City Hall building open (which is a Gene Leedy architectural design, and Leedy is famous for his architecture), for a possible arts venue. Dantzler floats proposal for Social Security buildingBy KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZ KLBERKOWITZ@SCMGINC.COM PHOTO PROVIDEDArchitectural rendering of the former Social Security building. STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT e Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue a permit to Louie Burton Septic Tank Service, 2925 Reynolds Road, Lakeland, FL 33803, to operate the existing Septage Management Facility (SMF), Louie Burton Septic Tank Service SMF, and Land Application Site (LAS), Louie Burton Property LAS. e SMF is designed to treat 0.002 million gallons per day (MGD) annual average ow of septage by lime-stabilization. e LAS consists of approximately 10.26 total acres to be used for treated septage application. e SMF is located at latitude 28 0 36.4Ž N, longitude 81 53 31.6Ž W on 2925 Reynolds Road, Lakeland, FL 33803 in Polk County. e LAS is located at latitude 28 2 45Ž N, longitude 81 51 15Ž W on 4150 Kossuthville Ave, Lakeland, FL, in Polk County. e Department has assigned permit le number FLA994341-001-DW3S/NP to the proposed project. e intent to issue and application le are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Departments Southwest District Oce, 13051 N Telecom Pkwy, Suite 101, Temple Terrace, Florida 33637-0926, at phone number (813) 470-5700. e Department will issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, within fourteen days of receipt of notice. e procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below. A person whose substantial interests are aected by the Departments proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. e petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led (received by the Clerk) in the Oce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Under Rule 62-110.106(4), Florida Administrative Code, a person may request an extension of the time for ling a petition for an administrative hearing. e request must be led (received by the Clerk) in the Oce of General Counsel before the end of the time period for ling a petition for an administrative hearing. Petitions led by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, must be led within fourteen days of publication of the notice or within fourteen days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs rst. Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, however, also allows that any person who has asked the Department in writing for notice of agency action may le a petition within fourteen days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. e petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. e failure of any person to le a petition or request for an extension of time within fourteen days of receipt of notice shall constitute a waiver of that persons right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding ocer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, Florida Administrative Code. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Departments action is based must contain the following information, as indicated in Rule 28-106.201, Florida Administrative Code: (a) e name and address of each agency aected and each agencys le or identication number, if known; (b) e name, address, any e-mail address, any facsimile number, and telephone number of the petitioner, if the petitioner is not represented by an attorney or a qualied representative; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioners substantial interests will be aected by the determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the Departments decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specic facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modication of the Departments proposed action; (f) A statement of the specic rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modication of the Departments proposed action, including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specic rules or statutes; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the Department to take with respect to the Departments proposed action. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means that the Departments nal action may be dierent from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be aected by any such nal decision of the Department have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation under Section 120.573, Florida Statutes, is not available for this proceeding12/27/2018 adno=3529535

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Page 10 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 WINTER HAVEN NEWS WINTER HAVEN … Truly history in the making, Winter Haven High School had its “rst Miss Winter Haven High pageant, put on by the schools Cultural Connection Club. Held at the Gorman Ayers Fine Arts Auditorium on the schools campus, the competition crowned Paige Chavez, a 17-yearold senior, as the new Miss Winter Haven High Class of 2018, and Maia McCarthy, a 16-year-old junior, as the Miss Winter Haven Highs Outstanding Teen. Nine student contestants competed in the categories of Private Interviews, Lifestyle & Fitness, Talent, Evening Gown, and On-Stage Question. Dr. Vincent Miller and Regina Walden were the pageants faculty co-sponsors. It wasnt just a beauty pageant,Ž said Walden, who noted the purpose of the Cultural Connection Club is to build culture within the lives of students who might not otherwise be exposed to experiences that would make them well rounded.Ž The program exposed them to the arts, college tours, theater, and other events. And as a teacher, I 100 percent believe that learning is not just contained to the four walls,Ž she said. We thought what better way to do that than to have a pageant,Ž she said. Each contestant had to come up with a platform she would advocate to win the crown. They had to get sponsors. Many of them are already doing community service in the area of their platform,Ž Walden added. And the pageant was a completely student led event, from the stage to the technical directors, those who secure sponsors. We know it is experiences that make us, not things,Ž Walden said. Teachers said the pageant exceeded their wildest expectations. Additionally, they were invited to the workroom to vote on their pick for Miss Congeniality. And the boys do not want to be left out. Walden said they are already asking are you going to do something for the guys?Ž Escorts for the event came from the sports teams and the JROTC, students escorting students they might not talk to. This kind of bridges those friend gaps,Ž she said. Three teachers and the principal met with the contestants the Saturday before the event, to get to know the girls. A big shout out to our principal,Ž said Walden. Paige Chavez, Miss Winter Haven, said, As a senior in high school and having gone through the rigorous tests it has to offer I feel as though I truly deserve this title. In society, people of color have been misinterpreted for decades, and being the “rst of“cial face of Winter Haven High, a school that used to be segregated, brings such honor to myself and my fellow peers.Ž Maia McCarthy, winner of Miss Winter Haven High Schools Outstanding Teen crown, said winning the title of Miss Winter Haven High Schools Outstanding Teen is (and not to sound so clich about it) and will always be one of the most memorable moments of my life. I have dreamt of being able to be on a stage showcasing my talents, con“dence, and beauty in front of people for literally as long as I can remember. I remember sitting on my grandmas couch watching Next Top Model, we would both get so excited to see the girls that looked like me. And Id get up and start doing my princess wave and Maias Tyra walk as my grandmother called it. Winning this pageant makes me feel like I have accomplished something truly great because this is just the beginning of my voice actually meaning something in society. And it has de“nitely been the con“dence booster that I have been praying for. Who wouldve known that this dream that Ive had as a little 5-year-old girl could actually be happening to me. Winning has made not only my family proud, but myself and my beautiful grandmother, may her soul Rest In Peace as she watches me hopefully claim my next Title along this long pageant road.Ž Chavez received a $500 scholarship provided by the Public Education Partnership of Winter Haven and the opportunity to compete for the Miss Florida title in Lakeland June 25-30. Chavez plans to study Biology at the University of South Florida and pursue a career as an OB/GYN or cosmetic surgeon. McCarthy received a $250 scholarship and the opportunity to compete in the Miss Floridas Outstanding Teen pageant to be held in conjunction with the Miss Florida competition this summer. McCarthy is a Cadet Corporal and Platoon Sergeant for the Winter Haven High School Army JROTC and plans to study broadcasting and journalism after graduating in May 2019. A number of other contestants received awards during the competition. Marisol Ortega, an 18-year-old senior, was “rst runner-up for Miss Winter Haven High Class of 2018. Sydni Thompson, a 16-year-old junior, was “rst runner-up for Miss Winter Haven Highs Outstanding Teen and was the overall winner for the Talent competition performing contemporary dance. Savanna Lang, a 15-year-old sophomore, was chosen by the school faculty and staff as Miss Congeniality.Winter Haven High pageant debutsBy KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZKLBERKOWITZ@SCMGINC.COM PHOTOS PROVIDED Winter Haven High School hosted the rst ever Miss Winter Haven High Pageant. Pictured here are WHHS students (female contestants, male escorts & emcees) along with Miss Florida 2017 Sara Zeng (red) and Miss Floridas Outstanding Teen 2017 Reece Weaver. Paige Chavez, Miss Winter Haven High Class of 2018, is pictured with the contest judges (L to R): Heather Jackson, Barbara Jackson, Dreama Davidson, Kevin Wright, and WHHS Principal Gina Williams. Miss Florida 2017 Sara Zeng (red) poses with Miss Floridas Outstanding Teen 2017 Reece Weaver (green) and (center) Paige Chavez, Miss Winter Haven High Class of 2018. 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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Page 11 WINTER HAVEN NEWS WINTER HAVEN … Another generation of women is carrying out a simple but important holiday tradition that started in 2008 at the non-pro“t Girls Inc. A decade ago, longtime Dennison Middle School English teacher Phyllis Gilbert started the tradition of decorating a Christmas tree at Girls Inc. with colorful socks that the girls could pick off the tree just before the holiday. After retiring from the Polk County School Board, Gilbert started volunteering at Girls Inc. regularly and became popular tutoring in the homework room, among many other places where she donated her time. Phyllis knew a great deal about history,Ž said Girls Inc. Executive Director Peggy Threlkel. When we gave her the She Knows Where She is Going award she laughed. She was quite old at that point and she said she should be getting the She Knows Where She Has Been award.Ž Before passing to a better life in 2014, Gilbert was also a member of Friends of the Library, the Polk County Historical Association, the Womans Club of Winter Haven and she won the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce Bankers Cup award in 1997. Phyllis was a long time member of the Womans Club of Winter Haven,Ž said member Jane McGinnis. She is my inspiration for volunteering at the Winter Haven Library, Girls Inc. and the Womans Club of Winter Haven. When she was no longer active physically she bequeathed her idea to (club member) Claire Apfelbaum. A vibrant member of our organization, Claire was passionate about the Sock Tree project.Ž Threlkel said on the days Claire did not volunteer in the homework room the girls would ask where she was. The girls would clammer for Miss Claire,Ž Threlkel said. Is Miss Claire coming today? Where is Miss Claire they would say.Ž Now that Claire has also passed, another generation of Womans Club of Winter Haven members have taken up the role of decorating the Sock Tree. On Dec. 18 Womans Club of Winter Haven members McGinnis, Suzanne Sherry, Peggy Fuller, Cheryl Price and Lisa Brown carried on the tradition. We continue to share the special ideas of these two women on an annual basis not only to bene“t the girls but also to honor and remember our deceased friends and members,Ž McGinnis said. The Womans Club of Winter Haven has been in existence since 1913. They meet on the “rst Thursday of the month from November through May and guests are always welcome. Threlkel said that Girls Inc. is always in need of more volunteers like members of the Womans Club. Volunteer mentors help the girls have a connection with women who are active in the community,Ž Threlkel said. Seeing others give back means they may do the same thing when they grow up.Ž To donate your time, stop by Girls Inc. or call 863-967-2864.Girls Inc. Sock Tree project lives onBy CHARLES A BAKER IIICBAKER@SCMGINC.COM PHOTO BY CHARLES A. BAKER IIIFrom left Womans Club of Winter Haven members Cheryl Price, Lisa Brown, Peggy Fuller, Suzanne Sherry and Jane McGinnis nished decorating the Sock Tree at Girls Inc. Dec. 18.WINTER HAVEN … A 27-year-old Winter Haven woman and former physics teacher at Haines City High School was arrested on third-degree felony charges Dec. 18 for allegedly transmitting sexually explicit messages over the course of around a year to a 15-year-old from Texas. In early September, Robin Dunlap voluntarily turned herself in to the Winter Haven Police Department saying she had been sending explicit video and other sexual messages to a boy she believed to be 19 and still in high schoolŽ up until the childs mother confronted her online. After the child was interviewed out of state, a WHPD detective made a follow up contact with Dunlap Dec. 17. Dunlap reportedly admitted to maintaining the sexual online relationship. An anonymous student who was a member of Dunlaps physics class told the newspaper that after Dunlap was arrested and school of“cial told students that the Polk County School Board had not been previously warned about what Dunlap admitted in September. The student said Dunlap was teaching up until her arrest. The arrest af“davit documents three subsequent days in September when the student and teacher exchanged illegal messages and a text conversation dated Dec. 11 in which Dunlap is referred to as yes mistressŽ in reply to what appear to be messages from Dunlap ordering the boy to do things for her online. He is the only person that (I) can talk to and the only one that understands (me),Ž Dunlap said according to court documents. (Dunlap said) she continued to speak to the victim because the victim was making suicidal statements.Ž Her husband “led for divorce in November. Dunlap was granted pre-trial release on $50,000 bond Thursday with court-ordered monitoring, no contact with anybody under the age of 18 and no internet use. The relationship reportedly started on xBox One and moved to a program called Kik and GoogleHangouts.Physics teacher facing five years prisonBy CHARLES A BAKER IIICBAKER@SCMGINC.COM Robin Dunlap In the CLASSIFIEDS! 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Page 12 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 TALLAHASSEE … Federal relief for Florida citrus growers cleared the U.S. House on Thursday, Dec. 21, but its fate remained unclear in the Senate, which may not take up the package until January. Before the House vote, leaders separated an $81 billion disaster-relief package that includes citrus money from a short-term funding resolution needed to keep the government open through mid-January. The move drew protests from some members of Floridas congressional delegation, as they believe the relief package, which includes $2.6 billion for crop losses, became less likely to win Senate approval without the must-passŽ label of the funding bill. U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, a Charlotte County Republican who helped lead efforts to get the crop-damage money into the relief package this week, was among those who voted against the short-term funding bill. I have been repeatedly told and promised that federal aid would be on the way,Ž Rooney said in a prepared statement. The bill released this week containing my request to help Floridas farmers recover from the storm became a piece in a political and partisan game. The political reality is that the only way this disaster funding was going to be signed into law before Christmas was for it to be combined with the continuing resolution.Ž U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, a Lakeland Republican, also voted against the gap funding, noting that despite our efforts, help is not yet on the wayŽ for Floridas farmers. Todays continuing resolution says to Florida farmers: Youre on your own,Ž Ross said in a prepared statement. It neglects Floridas citrus producers who needed something … anything … to help them stave off this devastation.Ž The vote on the relief package came after Republicans cobbled together enough support to narrowly approve the continuing resolution, which is aimed at keeping the government funded through Jan. 19. State officials and members of Floridas congressional delegation have pursued citrus-industry funding through a series of previous disaster packages. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnams department estimated in October that the citrus industry took a $761 million hit from Hurricane Irma. Since then, a number of lawmakers and Putnam said the damage estimate has grown to possibly more than $1 billion, as fruit continued to fall early from trees that were flooded by the September storm. State of“cials, including Putnam and Florida Citrus Commission Chairman G. Ellis Hunt, rushed to Washington on Wednesday to put faces behind the disaster funding request. Putnam said in a release Thursday that Floridas agriculture industry cannot fully recover without the emergency assistance.Ž In addition to the citrus losses, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has estimated that Irma in”icted $624 million in damage to the nursery industry, $237.5 million in damage to the cattle industry, $11.8 million in damage to dairy farmers, $383 million in damage to the sugar industry, and $180 million in damage to vegetable and non-citrus fruit growers. Florida growers were overlooked in two prior disaster-relief packages approved by Congress in response to Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma in Florida, Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and wild“res in California.Citrus money passes House but could stall in SenateBy JIM TURNERTHE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE … An increase in imported orange juice is anticipated by the Florida Citrus Commission to offset a decline in tax revenue from the states hurricane-battered growers, who await congressional action on disaster relief. The commission … during a brief conference call Wednesday, Dec. 20, agreed to shift $556,147 from reserves to help cover the Department of Citrus budget for the current “scal year, with the transfer leaving a $682 negative balance. Taxes on citrus pay for the departments operations. Christine Marion, commission secretary, said continued demand by Floridians for orange juice is expected to increase the need for citrus to be imported, which … because it is taxed like citrus grown in the state … should offset the negative balance. Unlike in past years, imported citrus now accounts for more than half … currently topping 55 percent … of the citrus taxed by the state. Meanwhile, Florida agriculture leaders, including Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and Citrus Commission Chairman G. Ellis Hunt, rushed to Washington, D.C. as some kinks emerged in a reported deal announced Tuesday to include $2.6 million for crop losses … with an emphasis on citrus … in an expanded $81 billion disaster-relief bill. Its a roller coaster up here,Ž Hunt said Wednesday morning. Weve had some good news yesterday, and then we a little jumped the tracks, maybe, at the moment. ƒ Theres quite a team assembled and were all working extremely hard and trying to kind of push this thing over the “nish line.Ž The overall relief package … nearly double the White Houses requested $44 billion proposal … has been attached to a shortterm continuing resolutionŽ needed to keep the federal government open through Jan. 19. The resolution was initially expected to go before the U.S. House on Tuesday, but is now expected to come up for a vote later this week. The measure would then go before the Senate. Issues have emerged regarding reauthorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in the package, while Texas of“cials are pushing to get more money for its post-Hurricane Harvey recovery. The plan is the third disaster-relief package this year in response to hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico and wild“res in California. The biggest parts are $27.6 billion that would go to replenish the Federal Emergency Management Agencys disaster-relief account and $27.8 billion for community development block grants that could be used toward ”ood prevention and infrastructure repairs. Gov. Rick Scott released a statement Wednesday saying disaster relief is critical for the agriculture industry, as well as local school districts educating students who came to Florida from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. He also said the package needs to be clear that money would go to infrastructure projects such as repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee. As Hurricane Irma was bearing down on our state, we were forced to evacuate communities surrounding the lake due to safety concerns identi“ed by the Army Corps of Engineers,Ž Scott wrote. The lake reached dangerous levels, and Florida cannot go through another hurricane season without exploring all avenues of federal funding to “x the dike.Ž For Floridas citrus growers, on pace for the lowest harvest since the 1944-1945 growing season, the impact of Hurricane Irma in September came after they have struggled for a decade against citrus greening disease. Putnams department estimated in October that the states agriculture industry suffered a $2.5 billion hit from Irma, with the citrus industry losses at $761 million. The citrus “gure is expected to top $1 billion as damages continue to be reported and some growers in the southwestern part of the state face 70 percent to 90 percent losses. Putnam, seeking citrus-industry aid in the relief package, has warned imports could take hold in greater numbers as the signature crop continues to struggle while beverage companies seek alternative sources of citrus. You have the major brands, Coke, Pepsi, Floridas Natural, who are trying to meet the needs of consumers,Ž Putnam said last week. And in many cases, its going to result in additional imports from Brazil, which also undermines Florida citrus and its market share.ŽImported citrusnumbers continue to growBy JIM TURNERTHE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA ROONEY ROSS adno=50527180

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Page 13 Bartow Daughters of the American Revolution continues to honor the service of our military veterans. For the second year, the chapter donated $150 to purchase 10 wreaths for the Wreaths Across America project at the National Cemetery at Bushnell. Six members joined 11,000 other volunteers at Bushnell on Dec. 16 to place 27,000 wreaths on the gravesites of U.S. veterans buried at this cemetery. A remembrance ceremony took place at the cemetery afterwards. Members also visited patients at the VA Hospital in Tampa with 200 books, 47 pair of socks, a bag of toiletries, more than 50 T-shirts, and 731 signed Christmas cards. After a festive meeting in a members home, holiday refreshments were delivered to elderly members and to Bartow police and “re departments. The DAR had 18 worn out American ”ags was taken to the American Legion for proper retirement. Chapter Honorary Regent Pauline Snapp passed away recently, and the chapter will work with Bartow Parks Department to plant a tree in her memory on Jan. 16.DAR put 10 wreaths at BushnellBy GAYE HARLOWCORRESPONDENT FILE PHOTOPeople watch the trees burn Wednesday night at Mary Holland Park as dozens of trees burn at the 78th Annual Christmas tree burning. Repeating a tradition established in 1936, Bartow will burn its discarded Christmas trees at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, New Years Eve. The event was established by the late Nye E. Jordan, who said it was bad luck to have a Christmas tree in the home after New Years. Jordan was a volunteer “re“ghter, and friends suspected that he may have established the superstition himself as a way to encourage Bartowans to get their dried trees out of the home because of the “re hazard they represented. The tree burning will be held at the south end of Mary Holland Park. City employees gather the discarded trees from curbside after Christmas, piling them into one large tree.Ž Residents whose trees are not picked up may take them to the park and toss them onto the pile. There will be brief group singing; prayers for the New Year by Rev. Becky Toalster, rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church; and a history of the event recounted by S.L. Frisbie, IV, retired publisher of The Polk County Democrat. Bartow “re“ghters will be on hand to set the trees a“re, and to keep watch until the pile is reduced to glowing embers. Eda Marchman is chairman of the event, as she has been for 43 years. When it appeared that the event might be abandoned because nobody wanted to be in charge, Marchman stepped forward and announced that she would be chairman. Nobody has challenged her for her self-appointed leadership position. While bleachers will be provided, some spectators prefer the comfort of bringing their own folding chairs. Mosquito repellent also is recommended. For information on the event, see Frisbies column, Burning Christmas trees; because weve always done itŽ on Page 4 of todays issue.Christmas trees to burn on New Years Eve PHOTO PROVIDEDSue Fahnestock, Dorinda Garrard, Kerry Kennedy, Doris Wooden, Linda Munroe, Jenny Mudgett, Martha Bolton helped lay 49 wreaths at the National Cemetery in Bushnell.BARTOW NEWS STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT e Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue a permit to Robbys Septic Tank & Plumbing Service, 9158 Hall Road, Lakeland, FL 33809, to operate the existing Septage Management Facility (SMF), Robbys SMF, and Land Application Site (LAS), Robbys LAS. e SMF is designed to treat 0.010 Million Gallons per day (MGD) of septage by lime-stabilization. e LAS consists of approximately 64.86 total acres to be used for treated septage application. e LAS will be used to grow grasses for a hay operation. e SMF and LAS are located at latitude 28 11 25.4Ž N, longitude 82 2 27.4Ž W on 10300 Old Dade City Road, Lakeland, FL 33810 in Polk County. e Department has assigned permit le number FLA993905-001-DW3S/NP to the proposed project. e intent to issue and application le are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Departments Southwest District Oce, 13051 N Telecom Pkwy, Suite 101, Temple Terrace, Florida 33637-0926, at phone number (813) 470-5700. e Department will issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is led under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, within fourteen days of receipt of notice. e procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below. A person whose substantial interests are aected by the Departments proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. e petition must contain the information set forth below and must be led (received by the Clerk) in the Oce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Under Rule 62110.106(4), Florida Administrative Code, a person may request an extension of the time for ling a petition for an administrative hearing. e request must be led (received by the Clerk) in the Oce of General Counsel before the end of the time period for ling a petition for an administrative hearing. Petitions led by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, must be led within fourteen days of publication of the notice or within fourteen days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs rst. Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, however, also allows that any person who has asked the Department in writing for notice of agency action may le a petition within fourteen days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. e petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of ling. e failure of any person to le a petition or request for an extension of time within fourteen days of receipt of notice shall constitute a waiver of that persons right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding ocer upon the ling of a motion in compliance with Rule 28106.205, Florida Administrative Code. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Departments action is based must contain the following information, as indicated in Rule 28-106.201, Florida Administrative Code: (a) e name and address of each agency aected and each agencys le or identication number, if known; (b) e name, address, any e-mail address, any facsimile number, and telephone number of the petitioner, if the petitioner is not represented by an attorney or a qualied representative; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioners representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioners substantial interests will be aected by the determination; (c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the Departments decision; (d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; (e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specic facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modication of the Departments proposed action; (f) A statement of the specic rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modication of the Departments proposed action, including an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specic rules or statutes; and (g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the Department to take with respect to the Departments proposed action. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate nal agency action, the ling of a petition means that the Departments nal action may be dierent from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be aected by any such nal decision of the Department have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation under Section 120.573, Florida Statutes, is not available for this proceeding.12/27/17 adno=3520243 CH C OOSE ANY COLO R See Metal Roong on Your Home: Any Prole, Any Color. Works on any Computer, Tablet or Smartphone. ProofMyRoof.com | 863-655-1288TRY ON YOUR NEW METAL ROOFBEFORE YOU BUY! adno=3524178

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Page 14 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 POLK COUNTY SPORTS (At the top level, arena football isnt having a very good off season, with the Tampa Bay Storm, an Arena Football League for the past 26 years, announcing last week they were closing down. Leaving the storied league but with four active franchises at the moment. But below that, the sport is actually doing pretty well, as the Florida Tarpons have shown. The American Arena League team, which will enter its seventh season next spring, and its “rst in Polk County, has played in “ve league championship games since its start in Fort Myers. Michael Taylor has been a part of it all, as president and coach of the team, and is excited to bring pro ball back to the RP Funding Center in a big way. The league has teams all the way from Austin, Texas, to Atlanta to Vermont, and will play a nine-game regular season starting in March. The Tarpons open their regular home season April 14 when they host the Richmond Roughriders, the team they lost to in the league championships last year on the last play of the game. Taylor re”ects upon the sport, the team, and what the Tarpons are all about. For information, visit www.”oridatarpons.com.) SCMG: So whats the secret? Playoffs in six straight years, “ve championship game appearances, what have you “gured out about the arena game? MT: You know, the key to the arena game is to have veteran, experienced players. Theres no substitute for experience in this game. The seasons arent long enough to spend a lot of time developing people at key positions like quarterback And believe it or not, offensive lineman are the next most valuable. Center is the hardest offensive line position to “nd, especially in the arena game, because you have three defensive lineman so the center is always going to have someone in their face the entire game.Ž SCMG: Tell us about the AAL and how it came about, and your expectations for the level of play? MT: The AAL is a merger between two leagues, the Arena Pro Football League which we were in last year, and the Can-Am League. So were excited about the teams that have come in. Having a group of teams that have been in existence for some time is really important. And thats what we have this year. I think its going to be more competitive than what weve had the last several years. Its very exciting, for all of us, including for our fans. We get to play the team that beat us twice last year in the home opening game. And Im sure Richmond will be better this year than last, they were a “rst year team. So now theyve got a season under their belts, and I know from some of their signings, theyll be better. The biggest thing will be getting them in our environment. Both games last year were in Richmond.Ž SCMG: Youre both president and coach. Does one ever talk to the other? MT: Well, the president second-guesses everything everyone does. Im notorious for being very prepared for any situation, so having a valuable staff and being able to put a lot of things on them is important to us. Im a big believer in using all your resources.Ž SCMG: Youve got Chris Wallace coming back to play quarterback. Tell us about him. MT: Chris has played for something like 17 seasons of arena football. Hes the all-time passing leader for af2, and he played for the Florida Firecats which was the af2 team in Fort Myers that was the team there prior to the Tarpons. So thats kind of how we got together. His experience is what makes Chris so valuable. He gives you a leg up playing against guys that are new to the gameŽ. SCMG: And what makes him so successful in the arena game? MT: Chris has an incredible IQ for the arena game. In all the years Ive been around the game, he by far and away has the highest IQ for the game itself that Ive seen. Chris is almost like a player coach. He calls 99 percent of the offensive plays. Thats not usual in this game, but when you have someone of Chris Wallaces experience and talent, Im a big believer in using your resources. Hes very adept at in game changes and things like that. In between possessions, or if we see things during the drive, well throw a play in but Chris, ever since hes been with the Tarpons, weve let him call his own plays.Ž SCMG: And I know your dad is one of the people, one of the coaches actually, who have in”uenced you success in the game. How is that? MT: When you say the biggest in”uence, I think of the coaches who have helped shape my beliefs and philosophy on which the Tarpons are built. I would have to “rst start with the “rst coach I ever had which was my dad. He coached me from 5 years old up to high school. My dad was a builder by trade. Some of my earliest childhood memories are being with him at the ball park or on the job. I would say thats where I learned work ethic. Probably the biggest lesson I have ever learned in life Is take pride in your work and be willing to put your name on anything you do. My criteria for member of the Tarpons are based on those things. It doesnt matter if you are talking about Loyd and the training staff or Dr. Buchanan and the medical team, they all have pride in their work and put their name on the results.ŽTaylor: President and coach PHOTO PROVIDEDMichael Taylor is president and coach of the Florida Tarpons.AM I THE BEST AM? … One of the many casualties of this falls Hurricane Irma was one of the areas most important golf tournaments, the Polk County Mens Amateur Championship. The 41st renewal of the festivities were rescheduled, and the new date is Jan. 6 and 7 at Lone Palm Golf Club. If youre good enough to play in it, you probably already know that the deadline to enter is Dec. 30, so tee it up in a hurry if youre interested. If you just want to spectate, and theres some pretty good gold on display, you still have time to put in on your calendar. WORLD CUP WANNABES … Soccer continues to grow in popularity, so it was pretty much considered a disaster this fall when it failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Part of the hand wringing is prompted by how young talent gets identified and developed in the U.S. Thats why its kind of a big deal when the Florida Youth Soccer Association will hold a Olympic Development training event in Auburndale Jan 6 and 7 at Lake Myrtle Park. Boys ages 12 and 13 and girls age 11 will be taking the pitch. Other boys and girls will visit in March for a similar event then. According to the FYSA, the program is to identify players for our mens and womens Youth National Teams. The selection process takes place through state, regional and national events. The primary benefit to the player is to be able to train, play, and compete against the best players in their age group.Ž For more information, go to www.fysa.com. AHOY MATEY … Oh to be a kid again. Whats more fun then dressing up and pretending to be a pirate for a few hours. The Bartow Recreation Department will be giving youngsters just that chance soon, with its Pirate Play DayŽ on Jan. 6 at the Mary Holland Pirate Ship playground, starting at 11 a.m. Were most interested in the edible treasure chest that is supposed to be part of the festivities. You can register at the civic center of Carver Center, or by calling the citys parks and recreation department at 863-534-0120. PLAYGROUND PAUSE … Just as a heads up since so many in East Polk like to visit the Lake Eva Community Park recreation facilities, the playgrounds there will be closed starting Jan. 2. The city will be doing resurfacing and structure renovation work, which is expected to last until about the end of February. City officials say theyll update the progress of the work at the end of January when theyll have a better idea just how much of February will be lost. 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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Page 15 POLK COUNTY SPORTS Winter Havens Ed Rizer got his Christmas present early this year. It wasnt under the tree, but in it. It wasnt colorfully wrapped, in fact, it was pretty drab. There was no bow on the package, just a beak. Rizer is an avid birdwatcher, and the rarely-sighted fork-tailed ”ycatcher is what made this the happiest of holidays. Hordes of camera-wielding birdwatchers have spent much of the last couple of weeks descending on 80 Foot Road east of Bartow to delight in the bird, which hasnt been overly camera shy, taking roost during the day in an unassuming clump of trees just north of Cox Road. Theres only a couple seen in America each year, all the way up to Massachusetts, mostly coastal, but theres no rhyme or reason to where theyre going to go,Ž Rizer said. Its a bird from the tropics, thats prone to wander from time-to-time. Hell probably stay for a while, he may winter here.Ž Its likely the bird was attracted to the spot because other ”ycatchers, including the western king bird and scissor-tailed ”ycatcher, have made it home for a while now. Theyve been wintering here for at least the last three years. They associate with each other and roost together,Ž Rizer said. The big, open, rural “elds are attractive to the birds as feeding grounds, as is an area around Sand Lake where they apparently go at night to nest. Rizer said he lost count somewhere around 195 as to the liferŽ birds hes seen. Thats what birdwatchers call them when they personally spy a species they have never seen before. But he estimated that this reclusive ”ycatcher was maybe around 220 for now. Of course, Polk is a prime bird watching area, even for novices. The Florida Rare Bird Alert Network indicates just in the last week along, sightings of clay-colored sparrows, an American Redstart, Kentucky Warbler and Northern Waterthrush. Saddle Creek Park and Circle B Bar Ranch are among the hottest spots. Circle B watchers have recorded over 200 different species at the county-managed site, not to mention almost four-dozen different butter”y species. With paved trails and tram rides, watching doesnt get much easier than this. Saddle Creek is close behind, with about 170 different birds noted there. Bald Eagles and the striking kite-tailed swallow, the biggest of the swallow family that will take your breath away upon sighting, are regular visitors. Mosaic Peace River Park is another popular spot to see kite-tailed swallows, but the boardwalk park has been closed since hurricane Irma. The canoe and kayak launch area just across the road, however, is open. One of Winter Havens hidden gems is the Lake Region Audubons Street Nature Center on Lameraux Road. The indigo bunting and painted bunting are striking reminders of how beautiful birds can be, and are often seen during the winter there. Lake Kissimmee State Park has also had some 200 different species sighted. A rare bird for Christmas Brian Ackley Acks Angles PHOTO BY ED RIZERThis Polk County resident, Ed Rizer, got a C hristmas present on top of the tree this year: a forktailed ycatcher that was in a tree on 80 Foot Road The bird attracted a crowd of birdwatchers all week to see the rare species. The South Central Florida Pickleball League was established by David Majick of Highlands Ridge, Avon Park, in 2011 to promote the game of pickleball while enhancing the lifestyle of residents of 55-plus communities. The league has promoted positive social interaction between the communities while allowing players to test their pickleball skills against the best local talent. The league is built upon fair play, honesty and a true sense of enjoyment. League membership has changed through the years. Solivita in Poinciana and River Bend in LaBelle competed in the past. In 2017 Frostproof entered a team for the “rst time and Sun N Lake returned after a one-year absence. Teams for 2018 are: Del Webb, Orlando, Lake Ashton from Lake Wales, Frostproof, with players from Camp Inn, Lily Lake and Rainbow RV Resort, Avon Parks Highlands Ridge plus Sun N Lake and Tanglewood from Sebring. This Best EightŽ league is open to women and men with each club “elding four teams of two players ranked in ability from one through four. The majority of the players are men but there are always some women involved. In recent years, some communities have decided to “eld a womens only team. Del Webb, Highlands Ridge and Tanglewood have had a team for the past few seasons. For 2018 theyll be joined in the SCFPL Ladies League by entries from Frostproof and Buttonwood Bay of Sebring. On Dec. 2, representatives from all 11 teams met to review rules, make a few changes, establish the seasons schedule and play a little pickleball. The 2018 season will begin the week of Jan. 15 and wind up with the Ladies Championship on March 8 at Del Webb and the Best Eight Championship, also being hosted by Del Webb, on March 10. Before the season gets underway, teams will be holding tryouts in their communities and getting in lots of practice in an effort to wrestle the Ladies title away from Tanglewood and take the Best Eight banner back from Lake Ashton. The new year will bring lots of action to courts throughout the region. Upcoming tournaments include: Jan. 19-21 Riverbend Gamma Pickleball Classic, LaBelle. Feb. 8-11 Silver Palms Gamma Pickleball Classic, Okeechobee. Feb. 10-11 Heartland Games For Active Adults Pickleball Tournament, Tanglewood, Sebring. Feb. 23-25 Tanglewood Winter Classic, Sebring. Mar. 6-7 Polk Senior Games Pickleball Tournament, Solivita, Poinciana.New pickleball season approachingBy NEIL SIMPSONCORRESPONDENT PHOTO BY NEIL SIMPSONTeam representives; back row, from left; Bob Auchenbach, Del Webb; Joseph Oblon, Sun N Lake; Mickey Dorman, Highlands Ridge; D ave Shaner, Highlands Ridge. Middle row; JP Lefebvre, Frostproof; Todd Berger, Frostproof; Rhonda Berger, Frostproof; Jim Jones, Sun N Lak e; Dwight Berg, Highlands Ridge; Ralph Rickard, Lake Ashton. Front row; Charlie Pirrello, Dale Webb; Daniel Rheault, Frostproof; Donna Landers Highlands Ridge; Cheryl McCullough, Tanglewood; Susan Price, Highlands Ridge; Dan Pilliterri, Tanglewood.

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Page 16 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 The information is gathered from police, sheriffs of“ce, Florida Highway Patrol, jail and “re records. Not every arrest leads to a conviction and guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.POLICE BEAT A Winter Haven man wanted for “rst-degree murder, Johnny Ray Owsley Jr., turned himself in to the Polk County Jail where he was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Owsley was wanted for the Dec. 11 murder of Patrick Adam Thrower, 35, of Winter Haven. Polk County Sheriffs Of“ce homicide detectives are investigating the murder of Thrower, who was shot to death on Monday, Dec. 11 at Ave J NW and 25th Street NW in Winter Haven. Detectives identi“ed the Owsley Jr., 32, of Winter Haven. When deputies arrived at the scene Monday, Thrower was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his chest and back and was transported by EMS to Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Thrower succumbed to his injuries at 2 p.m. Detectives learned that Owsley arrived at his residence, confronted Thrower, and told him to get out of his (Owsleys) house. Thrower had been invited to the home by Owsleys live-in girlfriend. Owsley and Thrower exited the residence together, and then Owsley shot Thrower. Man charged with attempted murder On Wednesday, Dec. 20, PCSO deputies arrested Jahmari McCray, 18, for attempted murder and other charges in the shooting of a 62-year-old Winter Haven woman. At 5:15 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, a Winter Haven woman was shot one time when she was sitting in her car at the Circle K store located at 1108 Spirit Lake Road. No robbery occurred, and the suspect ”ed on foot. The suspect was described as a young black male in his early 20s wearing a black hoodie with white lettering, and black pants. Through tips from the community, he was positively identi“ed as McCray, with ties to Winter Haven and Bartow. Detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest for attempted murder, carrying a concealed “rearm, possession of a “rearm by a convicted felon, discharging a “rearm in public, and four counts of violation of probation. Deputies learned that McCray was placed on probation in October, and had an ankle monitor attached. On Dec. 5, McCray cut off the ankle monitor and had a VOP warrant issued for his arrest at that time. On Tuesday, Dec. 19, information about McCray and his prior mugshot was sent out to the media and posted to social media. On Wednesday, Dec. 20, during the evening hours, McCray was located in the Gordonville area of Bartow due to an anonymous tip. He was taken into custody peacefully. Due to another, deputies recovered the gun that McCray used. McCray was taken to the Polk County Jail on his warrant, and deputies “led additional charges of possession of an altered “rearm (the serial number was scratched off), and attempted armed robbery. Polk teacher arrested for domestic violence Polk County Sheriffs Of“ce deputies arrested Auburndale Central Elementary School teacher Holly Seckinger, 44, Bartow, for battery/domestic violence on Wednesday, Dec. 20, stemming from an incident that occured on Tuesday, Dec. 19. The following is the probable cause from the arrest af“davit: On Dec. 19, police responded responded to 1807 Imperial Blvd, Bartow, in reference to a family disturbance. Upon arrival, police contacted Holly Seckinger, who said she and her live-in boyfriend, Dennis Ayers, were involved in a verbal argument. Seckinger said Ayers went to his mothers residence. Police contacted Ayers at his mothers residence, where he advised he and Seckinger were involved in a verbal argument; however, it turned physical when Seckinger intentionally threw a metal chair at him, striking him in the hand. Ayers advised this was done intentionally and against his will. He suffered a minor scratch to the hand because of this incident, police reported. The two are in an intimate dating relationship and reside together as family. A criminal history check revealed Seckinger to have no previous battery convictions. Three arrested at area parks On Dec. 21, Undercover Vice Unit conducted an operation at Saddle Creek Park and Gator Creek Preserve in response to complaints about lewd activity at these parks and three suspects were arrested and each were trespassed from all county parks. Kenneth Davis, 75, of Bartow, exposed himself to a male undercover detective at Saddle Creek Park in Lakeland, and solicited the detective to perform a lewd act. He told detectives hes been married for 40 years. Davis was was charged with one count indecent exposure and one count soliciting another to commit lewdness He was released from jail after posting $1,000 bond. Ervin Mulligan, 66, of Lakeland, exposed himself to a male undercover PCSO detective at Gator Creek Preserve in Lakeland, and solicited the detective to perform a lewd act, police reported. Mulligan told detectives (and they con“rmed) he was arrested at Saddle Creek Park during a similar undercover operation in 2010. At that time he was trespassed from all county parks. He also told detectives hes been married for 12 years. He was charged with one count indecent exposure, one count soliciting another to commit lewdness and one count trespassing. He was booked into the Polk County Jail on $2,000 bond. Robert Ross, 70, of North Carolina, solicited a male undercover detective to perform a lewd act, and grabbed the detective against the detectives will at Saddle Creek Park in Lakeland, police reported. Ross was arrested and charged with one count battery and one count soliciting another to commit lewdness. He told detectives hes been married for 12 years. He was booked into the Polk County Jail on $750.00 bond. Detectives arrest organized retail crime suspects On Dec. 20, the PCSO Organized Retail Crime Unit charged four of “ve suspects (one died in November) who were working together to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from Home Depot stores in six counties during an 11-month time frame: Polk, Hillsborough, Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole. In all, the suspects were charged with 26 felonies by the Of“ce of the Statewide Prosecutor. The suspects committed 275 con“rmed thefts during the time frame July 2016 June 2017, depriving Home Depot of more than $222,000, police reported. The investigation began in April when the sheriffs of“ce was contacted by Home Depot loss prevention personnel. The suspects worked together, under the direction of Alberto Vera-Caraballo, to take merchandise (including ”ooring, vanities, countertops, doors, tools, and accessories) to the self-checkout lanes, and while one suspect distracted the clerk, the other suspect walked out of the store with the items in a cart, bypassing all points of sale. The suspects would then return the stolen merchandise back inside the store in exchange for a Home Depot gift card. They then sold the gift cards at a jewelry store in Altamonte Springs. Transactions involving the return of merchandise without a receipt in exchange for a Home Depot gift card require a person to use personal identi“cation … in some incidents, the suspects used their own ID cards; in several other incidents, the suspects used the stolen identi“cation cards from 15 victims, 13 of whom live in Florida, and two of whom live in Texas. From November 2016 to February, the suspects committed 19 of the 275 thefts at the Home Depot store located at 6335 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, stealing more than $16,000 worth of merchandise to make fraudulent returns, the sheriffs of“ce reported. In all, the suspects obtained 271 Home Depot gift cards, totaling $220,000 … Alberto then sold them to a jewelry store for a total value of $149,000 ($71,000 less than the face value of the cards), police reported. Recently, Home Depot changed its return policy, no longer allowing the private sale of Home Depot gift cards. Upon completion of the investigation, detectives got warrants for “ve suspects arrests, then learned one suspects died on Nov. 5. She was Michdalie Palerm-Martinez, 40, the girlfriend of the ringleader, Vera-Caraballo. She completed one fraudulent return using her own ID card, and several returns using stolen ID cards. She used a stolen ID to bond out Vera-Caraballo. 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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Page 17 BARTOW NEWS By the time you get our letter from Bartow Public Library, we will pretty much be into the next year. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable New Years Eve and that you all take care on New Years Day. The library will close for Jan. 1, but we hope to see you Jan. 2 to welcome in 2018. To our Bartow families, we will resume our childrens programs this January. Story Times for 3-5 year olds will begin Wednesday, Jan. 10 and run from 10-10:45 a.m. Book Babies for 18 months-2 year olds will be from 10-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11. Our S.T.E.A.M. for Home Schoolers ages 6-8 years old is 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12. Our Adult Book Discussion group will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3 to discuss The Malice of Fortune by Michael Ellis. Ask at the Information Desk if you have any questions about the upcoming books for reading and chatting. A good way to keep up with library events is to visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BartowPublic-Library-73708406055/. If you are a member of our Friends of the Library, you can keep up with activities and book sales at https://www.facebook. com/bartow publiclibraryfriends. Our address is 2150 S. Broadway Ave. in Bartow. Please call Bartow Library at 863-534-0131 if you have any questions about our events. Paul Wartenberg is the reference librarian at the Bartow Public LibraryChildrens programs resume next week PHOTO PROVIDEDPlaque given to Roxanna Tovrea at her retirement party at the Bartow Public Library on Dec. 22. Need that hard-to-find item? Find it in the Classifieds. Paul Wartenberg Bartow Public LibraryPaul Wartenberg is the reference librarian at the Bartow Public Library. Roxanna Tovrea Like No Other Olmsted Gardens € Singing Tower € Caf & Shop Historic Mansion € Preserve Trails € Childrens Gardenwww.boktowergardens.org1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales, Florida 863.676.1408LEDGER MEDIA GROUP € SUN MEDIA GROUP € TODAY & TONIGHT MAGAZINE WEDU € WUSF € WINTER HAVEN HONDA INCLUDED WITH GENERAL ADMISSION C hristmas! Saturdays Live December 30th Those Guys January 6th John Skillman and the New Orleans Nighthawks J a z zadno=3520787 PROPANE EZ IN EZ OUT € STORAGE AS LOW AS $25.00/MO. #1 Sales and #1 Repair 7406 US 27 North, Sebring 863-385-8570Monday-Friday 8 am 5 pm € Saturday 9 am 2 pmcampercorralsebring.netFind us on facebook OTHER RVS FOR SALE AT CLOSEOUT PRICES! ASK ABOUT SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICES ON MT. MCKINLEYS COME IN & SEE THE NEW MT. MCKINLEYS BEFORE THEY ARE GONE! CERTIFIED TECHNICIANSMOBILE SERVICE AVAILABLECONVENIENT PARTS STORE2018 Mt. McKinley Toy Hauler 827 MT MSRP $34,761 GVWR 7,000 2018 Mt. McKinley Travel Trailer 830FK 2018 Mt. McKinley Toy Hauler 820 MT MSRP $29,382 GVWR 7,000 MSRP $36,269 GVWR 7,920 2018 Mt. McKinley Travel Trailer 197FK MSRP $31,537GVWR 7,820 WINTER SAVINGS!adno=3525634

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Page 18 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 For the community PHOTOS BY KATHY LEIGH BERKOWITZHundreds of people, including seniors, children and families, were fed last Friday at The Mission. Lora Donley, far right, greets the next family to receive gifts. The Mission had the event well organized. Each person or family received a number with their dinner plate, and were called in order to the gift line. A room full of elves, the second shift of about 35 people that turned out to help The Mission prepare for its Christmas outreach, gets busy to the task of wrapping and sorting presents for children and adults. This young man holds up a brand new Teddy bear he received for Christmas at the annual Christmas party held at The Mission. Even Santa took a break from preparing his sleigh to stop and see the kids. Take my picture!Ž says Lloyd Johnson, after receiving his Christmas gift and meal during the annual Christmas breakfast at The Mission in Winter Haven. The smiles are what Christmas is all about. These two young men pose for a photo while their mom stands nearby. Beate Nelson said The Mission helped her when she was homeless for a short time. Here, she crochets a red Christmas purse while eating dinner during the Christmas party. Children played with their Teddy Bears and some of the parents did, too. Volunteers did everything from direct the crowd to the gift line, to slicing ham for the Christmas breakfast. Hurts, Habits, Hang-ups?Celebrate RecoveryJanuary 5th; 7:00pmHaines City Christian Fellowship 1500 Robinson Dr, Haines City863-659-4875 hccfellowship.comadno=3529923

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Page 19 OBITUARIES Betty Jean Feaster, 83, of Babson Park, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at her residence. Betty was born March 29, 1934, in Frostproof, Fla., to Eddie and Cleo (ne Tindell) Respress. She lived most of her life in the Central Florida area before moving to Ohio in late 1970s with her second husband. She returned to Babson Park in the late 1990s. She is survived by her daughters, Martha Dease (Raymond) of Lake Wales, Fla., Bonnie Caraway of Lake Wales, Fla.; sons, Edward Caraway (Donna) of Babson Park, Fla., Eugene Caraway of Alturas, Fla.; stepdaughters, Terri B. Pinder of Winter Haven, Fla., Patty Waller (Lawrence) of Jacksonville, Fla.; 7 grandchildren; 1 step-grandchild; an abundance of great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wilson DickŽ Feaster; stepson, Jon W. Feaster; brothers, Bill Respress, Harry Respress, Bobby Respress; and two sisters, Bonnie-Marl Respress, Edith Marlow; her former husband, Charles Caraway. Memorial service will be held after cremation at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at the Marion Nelson Funeral Home Frostproof.Betty Jean Feaster Polk County has scheduled the end of all countywide Hurricane Irma debris collection by contracted haulers by the end of January. Polks contracted hauler will begin the “nal pass through of the county starting next month, which means all Polk County residents must have their hurricane debris set for pickup by Jan. 2. The “nal day for Hurricane Irma debris collection is Jan. 31. If the hurricane debris isnt placed at the curbside for pickup by the time haulers make their “nal pass, the drivers will not return for a late pickup. Debris should not be mixed, but separated by type, including vegetation (trees, limbs), construction and demolition (wood, fences, shingles), white goods (appliances), and bulky household items. All debris should be hurricane related. Debris piles should not encroach on roadway travel lanes, sidewalks or drainage swales. Piles of newly cut greenŽ routine yard waste, which includes Christmas trees, will not be collected by haulers. Resident debris drop-off sites Resident drop-off sites will close permanently Dec. 31. The following locations are the only two remaining resident drop-off sites for Hurricane Irma vegetative debris: € 5901 Strickland Ave. in south Lakeland on the west side of the road at the ball park. € Mount Tabor Road in North Lakeland at the northwest corner of the intersection of North Galloway Road and Mount Tabor Road across the street from 3008 Mount Tabor Road. Resident debris drop-off sites are limited to Polk County residents, including all city residents as well. County staff will be checking identi“cation to con“rm residency. These sites have typically been open Friday through Monday. However, due to the While disposal is free, residents must abide by the following restrictions: € Personal vehicles (cars/trucks) only € Trailers not exceeding 8 feet by 16 feet € Vegetative debris only (branches, tree trunks, shrubs, etc.) € No commercial haulers/ customers Holy Spirit plans rummage sale Holy Spirit Council of Catholic Women is planning its annual Rummage/Bake Sale from 8 a.m.1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 and from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 20, in the Holy Spirit Parish Center, 644 S. Ninth St., Lake Wales. Items for sale include glassware, holiday decorations, toys, appliances, jewelry, furniture, knick-knacks, and clothing. The clothing will include mens shirts and slacks, blouses, skirts, womens slacks, jackets, and pantsuits. Bake goods will include homemade bread, cupcakes, cookies, and muf“ns. Breakfast items will also be offered at a minimum cost during the sale. A boutique table and a white elephant table will display special items for sale. SCORE plans workshops Central Florida SCORE has planned Winter/Spring 2018 workshop series in partnership with the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce. The workshops are scheduled the fourth Thursday, on Jan. 25, Weave Your Web, Optimize Your Website; Feb. 22, Leads with Linkedin; March 22, Leveraging Your Business with The CloudŽ; April 26, Increase Your Sales With Relationship Building; May 24, Balancing the Books for Growth, Simple Bookkeeping Setups. Workshops will be held at the Chamber, 35 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. It costs $10. Registration for series is now available at https://central”orida. score.org/ Take A Workshop link. For information, please contact Becky Bywater, 863-838-1079 Wawa opens in Davenport Wawa, Inc. plans opened a store at 43582 U.S. 27 in Davenport and had a grand opening for it Dec. 21. The celebration will include exciting fanfare, ribbon cutting, a charitable hoagie building competition between the Polk County Sheriffs Of“ce and Polk County Fire Rescue and free coffee through Dec. 31. The grand opening of this store marks the 46th store to open in 2017. Throughout the year, Wawa plans to bring the Wawa experience to more communities than ever before with the opening of more than 50 new stores and remodeling of 75 existing stores throughout its operating area in the Mid-Atlantic and Florida markets. Through the grand opening Wawa will make donations to charities selected by local police, “re “re“ghters and emergency responders, as a result of its Hoagies for Heroes hoagie building competition. Throughout 2017, as we open and remodel a record number of stores, we look forward to demonstrating our commitment to ful“lling lives with our fresh food and beverages, showcasing our latest store design and expanded offerings, and creating more meaningful connections at our stores and through our Wawa app,Ž said Brian Schaller Sr. vice president of Real Estate and Fuel Operations for Wawa Inc. Our grand opening celebrations are an exciting way for us to highlight our commitment to investing in new and existing communities through fun celebrations, charitable donations, and thousands of new customer connections.Ž Saturday added to Main Street Bartow The Main Street Bartow Farmers Market has expanded and will now be held the third Saturday of the month running fro 9 a.m.-1 p.m. as well as every Wednesday where is has been from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Fort Blount Park, which is at the corner of Main Street and Broadway Avenue in downtown Bartow. The Farmers Market vendors offer a wide variety of products including fresh produce, honey, jams, relishes, desserts, jewelry, crafts, and more. The park is also a beautiful spot for a leisurely lunch, with food vendors offering a variety of items. More vendor space remains and Main Street Bartow continues to seek vendors offering top quality fresh products ranging from plants to seasonal ”owers, sauces and other food items, and artisan crafts. The vendor fee for a 12-foot x 12-foot space is $10 per week. For information or a form, call 863-860-1883, Main Street Bartow at 863-519-0508, or email mainstreetbartow@verizon.net. Get “t in the park Fortress Fitness after taking off for the summer returns Saturday. Marie Wilmot, local “tness guru, has designed a program for the Chamber of Commerce to help the community get “t. The events take place the second Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. in Fort Blount Park On the schedule is: Jan. 13: Greg, Rick & Krissy (UFC Box & Burn) Feb. 10: Tammi Green (Empower Fit Dance) March 10: Mariah AndressenOtten (Yoga) April 14: Juanita Pullum (Boot Camp) May 12: Jude Dauphin (Uptown Fitness)Hurricane Irma debris collection ends in January LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST CHURCHIndependent Baptist 307 ABC Rd, Lake Wales(3 miles S of SR 60 on US 27)David Williams, Pastor Old-Fashioned Preaching & Hymns-KJV BibleSunday School, 9:30am Sunday Morning, 10:30am Sunday Night, 6:00pm Wednesday Night, 7:00pm638-2040 BARTOW CHURCH OF GOD1460 East Stuart St Bartow, FL 33830 863.868.8603Elwood F. Kern, PastorSunday School, 10:00amMorning Worship, 11:00amSunday Evening, 6:00pm Wednesday, 7:00pmEveryone Welcome Lake Wales Alliance Church325 N. 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Page 20 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 PORT CHARLOTTE … A neighborhood watch group has banded together to replace Christmas presents stolen from the home of one single mother. It was Dezirae Mustephers birthday, Dec. 3, when she got a call at work that her front door was wide open. When she came home, all the Christmas presents shed bought for her 9-year-old son were gone, including a bicycle, three remote-control cars and two World Wrestling Entertainment action “gures. It just sucks that someone would do something so nasty like that,Ž she said. According to the incident report, the molding around the door had a crack, and there was a piece of wood missing below the latch. Deputies from the Charlotte County Sheriffs Of“ce collected a latent “ngerprint and a pair of sunglasses left behind by the burglar. Mustepher moved to Charlotte County in March with a boyfriend, who she later found out was addicted to heroin and cocaine. He went on a binge and deserted her. When she woke up alone to an eviction notice on their door, she Baker Acted herself. After she got out of Charlotte Behavioral Center, she went to the Homeless Coalition until she was able to move into her current home in September. Her son, Jamyis, lives with her parents in Polk County, while Mustepher saves money. She didnt want to disrupt his schooling or bring him into an unstable environment. They are keeping him for me because I was homeless and didnt want to drag him around homeless,Ž she said. My sons on the principals honor roll. I dont want to be sel“sh just because I miss him.Ž Mustepher is proud of how far shes come, getting her own apartment in just six months. After working at Emerald City, she now works at Wendys and just got a second job at Dairy Queen. Shes currently number 10 on the wait list for a low-income apartment in Punta Gorda, where shes researched the schools and is excited for her son to attend elementary school. She plans to bring Jamyis home to live with her once she moves in and gets a car of her own. He does not like the school bus,Ž she said, explaining how in Polk County, as the only black kid on the bus, her son was picked on and called the n-word in kindergarten. Thats why Im trying to get my car before he comes home and stuff, so he doesnt have to ever be subjected to something like that.Ž Mustepher said while racism exists everywhere, she hasnt seen as much of it here. Once at the mall, she saw some white kids using the word, just calling it out to each other, and an older white woman stepped in and stopped them. She snapped and put them in their place,Ž she said. She was like, That word holds too much power for you to say it just to say it. I was like, Wow, people really do care.Ž Although she feels less safe after the burglary, Mustepher said she wont let one bad apple spoil the bunch. She plans to stay in Charlotte County. Shes been shocked by the support from people like Sandee Pellerin, the neighborhood watch captain for District 3 in Parkside, where Mustepher lives. Once Pellerin found out about the burglary, she led the charge, getting almost the entire neighborhood watch group to pitch in to replace the stolen gifts. One, youre talking about a 9-year-old kid, and two, this is something that I do,Ž she said. For the past six years, Pellerin has organized a toy drive for kids in the Parkside area. She gets a trailer with a Santa and goes up and down each block, giving gifts, books and candy to children throughout the neighborhood. Last year, she gave out at least 300 gifts, she said. When she heard what happened to Mustepher, it was second nature to try and “x the problem. She managed to accumulate these gifts for her son for Christmas, and someone just went in and took them,Ž Pellerin said. Shes struggling and trying, and I think that we as people need to help each other. Theres not enough of that around these days.Ž For her part, Mustepher was grateful when Pellerin reached out. Im “nding out theres a lot of people who care,Ž Mustepher said. Coming to this town and seeing people, if they see you trying, theyre going to help.ŽNeighbors come to rescue after gifts stolenBy ANNE EASKERSTAFF WRITER Dezirae Mustephen with her son Jamyis Council.PHOTO PROVIDED St Neots Sub | 3/3 | $94,900 Denise Spears 866.600.6008 469088106 Tempsford Rd Search P4717808 on cbhomes.com Country Club Village | 3/3 | $287,000 Julie Seay 866.600.6008 485990 521 Clubhouse Dr Search P4718388 on cbhomes.com Caldwell Estates | 3/1 | $119,500 Tomi Miller-Troupe 866.600.6008 481854 107 Patricia St Search P4718313 on cbhomes.com Haven Grove Manor | 2/2 | $79,900 Mike Nolen Jr 866.600.6008 470108 5 Moonlight Lane Search P4718222 on cbhomes.com Fla Highlands | 4/2 | $158,500 Caitlin Meadows 866.600.6008 522481 129 Whitman Rd Search P4718391 on cbhomes.com Keystone Hills | 3/2| $179,690 Karel Cain 866.600.6008 496996 206 Denese Lane Search P4718430 on cbhomes.com Wellington | 2/2 | $94,500 Tom Trupiano 866.600.6008 498860 689 Lake Howard Dr #226 Search P4718367 on cbhomes.com Lake Ashton | 2/2 | $179,500 Wanda Dicks 866.600.6008 469158 4433 Strathmore Dr Search P4718040 on cbhomes.com Woodland Terrace | 4/ | $159,900 Sheila Fritz 866.600.6008 536409 803 Lake Marie Dr Search P4718253 on cbhomes.com Wilson and Macks | 3/1 | $480,000 Craig Burke 866.600.6008 469959 1435 E Boulevard St Search P4718322 on cbhomes.com Poinciana Cypress Point | 4/2 | $189,000 Natalie Patten 866.600.6008 474358 701 Divot Lane Search P4718360 on cbhomes.com Valencia Wood Hills | 4/3 | $249,900 Joni Reiter 866.600.6008 522492 424 Flagler Rd Search P4717914 on cbhomes.com Oakwood Estates | 2/1.5 | $49,500 Kathy Devor 866.600.6008 469243 4093 Rolling Oaks Dr Search P4717904 on cbhomes.com Country Oaks | 4/2.5 | $305,999 Pam Willis 866.600.6008 469256 950 O Doniel Dr Search P4717901 on cbhomes.com Southern Dunes | 4/3 | $229,900 Don Cleveland 866.600.6008 482027 1341 Rebecca Dr Search P4717582 on cbhomes.com Winter Haven 863.294.7541 | 290 Cypress Gardens Blvd. SE | Winter Haven, FL 33880 CALL 866.600.6008 AND ENTER THE CODE FOR PROPERTY DETAILS OR TO SPEAK WITH THE AGENT. 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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Page 21 LAKE WALES NEWS On Dec. 14 Lake Wales Police Department employees and volunteers participated in the annual Shop with a Cop program and 52 children from the community and the childrens families met at Walmart for a special shopping trip with Lake Wales Police Department members and volunteers. The children who participated in the Shop with a Cop event were selected by of“cers partnering with local schools to identify students in need and by of“cers who through the course of their day to day duties were aware of children in need. The intent of this event is to build positive relationships between the children who participate and the police. Also, it provided a special time for children who may not have received Christmas presents. During Shop with a Cop, children were assigned to of“cers and volunteers who escorted them through Walmart as they shopped for whatever they wanted. Through generous donations from many sponsors and vendors, Walmart provided each family with two bags of food items, a turkey and a live Christmas tree this year. The Walmart employees also collected donations among themselves and provided gift cards to each family. This year we also had a student from Bok Academy, MJ Yodonis, who is also the son of one of our of“cers, organize a 5K to raise money for Shop With a Cop. It began as a school assignment and grew in to an event that raised more than $2,500 and began an annual event we hope to continue. MJ attended Shop With a Cop with his dad last year and was impressed enough to want to do more so when the assignment was presented to him he chose to raise money for this special event. There are several sponsors who made the $4,770 Shop with a Cop event possible. They are the Lake Wales Police Department, Walmart, Walmart employees, the Lake Wales Police Officers Association, McGuire KIA, Terry Loyd, Center State Bank, Mid-Florida Credit Union, Lori Kennedy State Farm, Victor Story, Tim Bean, Carlsberg Estates, Full Service Property Management, Century 21 At Your Service Realty, Home for Polk Inc, Up at the Cross, His Way Creation, Frank Yodonis, Michael, Michelle, Mckenzie, & MJ Yodonis, and many anonymous cash donations. To Lake Wales Police Chief Troy Schulze, the Shop with a Cop event is a memorable event each year he sees it. Witnessing a Shop With a Cop event will likely restore the dreams and hopes of Christmas to anyone who has lost them. The parking lot is filled with marked and unmarked police vehicles. Dozens of uniformed officers, detectives, and other police department members greet pre-selected families in front of Walmart. Police department members are assigned to families and the shopping begins,Ž he said. As the children are escorted through the store some know exactly what they want and their shopping experience is brief while others look around carefully to see what catches their eye, the chief related. He said, After witnessing childrens dreams become reality, hope restored, families being together, relationships developed, partnerships improved, and the generosity of our community revealed we would say yes. Merry Christmas.Ž52 kids shopped with cops PHOTOS PROVIDEDLake Wales Police Ocer Ed Palmer was all smiles and donning a Christmas hat at the Shop with a Cop event in Walmart. This child was particularly excited with an early Christmas at Shop with a Cop with the Lake Wales Police last week. FROSTPROOF „ The city of Frostproof turns 100 in 2018, and as the saying goes, with age comes wisdom. Frostproof City Council members unanimously voted to close all of their savings accounts Dec. 18 in favor of investing in the future. We gave city staff permission to move all of our money in savings and put it in short term investment,Ž said Mayor Rodney Cannon. The $2 million will give us signi“cantly greater return than savings.Ž Fiscal responsibility has been a centerpiece of the council of late. Over the past year or so, the city sewer debt has been paid down, the budget was cut by $1 million per year and there is currently a budget surplus, City Councilman Austin Gravely said recently. The money that was invested will be almost as liquid as having it sit in savings. Cannon said there is only a 12-hour delay to getting access to the money should city council members need it for emergencies or other expenses and the investment was labeled as low risk. Cannon said the city currently has around $600,000 in the city checking account. 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Page 22 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 SCHOOL NEWS Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 inductees to Polk County Public Schools Hall of Fame. Nominees should be individuals who attended a Polk County public school and made signi“cant professional contributions in the arts, business, clergy, education, entertainment, government, law, military, media, medicine, science, sports or other “elds. The nomination deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 30. New members being inducted into the Hall of Fame will be announced in April. The 2018 inductees will be honored on May 24, along with valedictorians and salutatorians from each high schools 2018 graduating class. To make a nomination, or view previous Hall of Fame members, please visit www.polk-”.net and enter the keyword Hall.Ž The Hall of Fame began in 1985 as a way to recognize former students who have distinguished themselves in their careers or communities. It currently has 120 members. Inductees for 2017 were Joe Nathan Halman Jr., deputy county manager for Public Safety for the Board of County Commissioners; Col. William D. McGarrity, chief of staff of the Military District of Washington, D.C.; and Donald H. Wilson Jr., a “fth generation Polk County resident who has practiced law for more than 35 years as a partner with Boswell & Dunlap, LLP. Other members include business entrepreneurs, judges, artists, entertainers, athletes, military leaders, scientists, inventors, Florida governors and more.People can help the teachers help the studentsThe Polk Education Foundation is always in need of new and gently used items for their Free Teachers Market. The Free Teacher Market is a place where teachers can come and shop without spending a dime. They can pick up books, school supplies, incentives, gently used organizational items, teacher resources, and more. Items such as backpacks, arts/crafts supplies, school supplies and of“ce supplies. Organizers, tubs, bins, incentives are also needed. Many STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) teachers are looking for small containers, microscope slides, scales, etc. to use in student investigations. If you prefer to invest “nancially, donations can be made at www.polkeducationfoundation.org be sure to designate for the Free Teacher Market. For information about the Teachers Market go to http://www.polk-”.net/ districtinfo/departments/ of“ceofthesuperintendent/pefmarket.htmFundraising campaign gives gift of educationWhat if you could give the gift of a high school diploma this holiday season? Polk County Public Schools operates two adult education schools where students strive toward a brighter future. Students can learn English via our ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Language) programs, take citizenship classes, or enroll in ABE (Adult Basic Education) courses that lead to GED (General Education Diploma) courses. A GED is the equivalent of a high school diploma. 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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Page 23 BARTOW … Still excited about teachers union and the district “nalizing its contract, School Board Member Billy Townsend suggested the board start something new: get with area legislators and talk to them before the session starts. Despite the session starting earlier this year than most, which is in January, it may not be possible this year, but he asked at the Dec. 11 School Board meeting how other people felt about the idea. I suggest we have one of those things because the impasse hearing itself made an impression on me ƒ all of us in one room for six or seven hours, and what we got out of it was pretty good,Ž he said. Id like to do this before the session starts. I know it starts early this year,Ž but, he said, in the aftermath of the impasse, he said it would be an advantage for the board to know what is possible, and what isnt from the state. School Board Chairman Lynn Wilson wanted to know if there had to be a format for that. Attorney Wes Bridges said it could be done, and probably the superintendent should be involved especially if the president of the teachers union is inovolved. That is because the bargaining team is under the superintendent. I think absolutely we can do that,Ž Bridges said. It could be like a work session where we can go over the ins and outs of Chapter 407 (of the Florida statutes) of what the legislative body is. There may be things we havent done before because we havent been aware of it. It would be fair game to talk about the process.Ž Townsend wanted to know if it could be held at the Jim Miles Center on U.S. 98, a bigger venue to allow more of the public to attend. Bridges said it could be held anywhere as long as it is properly advertised. The suggestion was welcomed by other board members. Im always open to inviting legislators, though sometimes getting them to come is a task,Ž said Board Member Hazel Sellers. I would love for the legislators to visit our schools.Ž We should do this,Ž Board Member Lori Cunningham said. Anytime we can be more transparent, we should. Learning what the ground rules are is important.Ž She added it may not be necessary to move the meeting to the Jim Miles center as the auditorium in Bartow at the administration may have enough room. Townsend he would have no problem holding it anywhere, but he wanted to hear what Marianne Capoziello, president of the Polk Education Association, thought. She said at the work session on Dec. 11 that teachers were supposed to vote that day on the contract, and there are some who are angry. Some of it may be a lack of understanding between what the school district can do as it is tied to what the legislature allows it to do, she said. Meeting with the legislators to talk about the rules they are putting in place is not a bad idea to me. I know we dont have all the parameters. Its not bargaining and we have to be careful in how we set up the meeting,Ž she said. Wilson said once the process of voting on the teachers contract and approval is “nal, the board should move ahead with Townsends plan and harbor in the union with it. I think we should take a deep dive on the structure imposed and we can bene“t by having the legislators here to own their own work. It would be a great tradition to start before they go to Tallahassee to have their session.ŽTownsend suggests starting something newBy JEFF ROSLOWJROSLOW@SCMGINC.COM TOWNSEND Need that hard-to-find item? Find it in the Classifieds. 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Page 24 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 SEBRING „ Just three months after state of“cials learned of a mother panther and kittens in Highlands County, a panther died on a local roadway. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports a call came into the Highlands County Central Dispatch of a panther found dead on U.S. 98 near Ashton Drive near Lorida. It had been hit by a car. The death outlined a stark reality amidst the news in late March of at least two panther kittens north of the Caloosahatchee River in southwest Florida. The endangered animal continues to struggle against Floridas growing human population, loss of habitat, agricultural lands converted to housing „ and vehicle deaths. Road kill is very high. If we can “gure out which bridges are already important corridors for panthers, the Florida Department of Transportation can add shelves on the sides of bridges especially for panthers,Ž said Dr. Jennifer Korn, former Florida panther specialist for the FWC and now a Wildlife Biologist with Johnson Engineering Inc. That is what they did at one location on State Road 80, and panthers use this bridge often.Ž Korn gave an interview to Archbold Biological Station staff about her partnership with that site and others to study panther populations and their movements. She said even those with mixed and opposing feelings about panthers will need to work together on conservation. Even if you are not a panther fan, but want to see Florida preserved, you can get behind the panther,Ž Korn said. Panthers are a great way to help Florida, because the land is going to be protected, too.Ž She said the kittens found north of the Caloosahatchee river were on a working ranch, and a step toward the FWC goal of three populations in the state with 240 or more animals each. Having females north of the Caloosahatchee river is a game changer, but hopefully it is just the starting point,Ž Korn said. FWC of“cials presumed those kittens to be the offspring of the “rst wild female panther documented north of the river since 1973. Online tallies of panther sightings counted at least 19 kittens throughout this year. Most were on the Big Cypress National Preserve, surrounding Everglades City, 45 miles west of Miami. Five of the kittens were on private ranches and three were in North Belle Glade. However, the FWC also recorded 30 Florida panther deaths: 24 of them from vehicles. In addition to the one vehicle death in Highlands County, 13 died in Collier County, 10 in Hendry County, one each in DeSoto, Lee and Polk counties. Collier, Glades and Lee counties each had a death from interspecies aggression. There was one dead of an unknown cause in Collier County. Out of 68 recorded incidents of livestock killed by wildlife, FWC reported panthers attacked 103 livestock animals this year. Goats were the most common, with 45 killed, “ve injured and two missing. Calves came in next with 14 killed and one injured. Panthers also killed eight cats, six turkeys, “ve each of sheep and pigs, three miniature horses/ponies, three geese, two ducks, two donkeys, and one each of an alpaca and emu, according to FWC records. Other recorded predators included coyotes, bears and vultures. Florida panthers were listed as a federally endangered subspecies in 1967, “ve years before the Endangered Species Act. In 1978, Archbold Biological Stations “rst executive director, the late Dr. James Layne, wrote to colleague that we believe that the state population (of panthers) may consist of 100-200 individuals.Ž After a low point in the early 1990s, when biologists estimated less than 30 adults Florida panthers, they have been recovering. Today, the FWC estimates 120-230 wild adults.Panthers face hazards on expanded rangeBy PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITER Trac death recorded after kittens seen DUSTIN ANGELL PHOTOPanther Biologist Dr. Jennifer Korn checks a game camera in Highlands County. 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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Page 25 FOR ANSWERS, TURN TO PAGE 31OH, ONE LAST THINGBY ANDREW J. RIES / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZ ACROSS1 Neighbor of Sudan5 Queen in the Star WarsŽ movies12 Basics16 Things that people like to have ripped?19 First sentence of a news story20 Party animal21 Comedian who was a regular on The Steve Allen ShowŽ23 Sources of lean meat24 Comparatively strong, like some French wine?26 Grime28 Yo!Ž29 Went by30 Fearful32 1998 De Niro thriller34 Highway noise barriers38 One whos in it but doesnt win it40 Egyptian leader obsessed with his appearance?43 Certain Lincoln Center soprano?45 It may pop on a plane46 Dietary std.47 Chinas Chiang ____-shek48 Yes or no follower49 Light on ones feet51 Submissive52 Fleet56 Totally awesome!Ž57 Bit of food ƒ or feud?58 Part of a house59 Peach ____61 ____-frutti62 Buttonhole, e.g.63 Shooting craps while waiting for ones train?67 Actress Hatcher68 All skin and bones69 I had a dream, which was not all a dreamŽ poet70 George Eliots ____ MarnerŽ71 Finely decorated72 Antagonist74 Much of Mongolia78 Automaker sold by G.M. in 201779 Territory80 White undercoat82 Broadbrim, e.g.83 Inits. for getting around the Loop84 Protagonist in David Foster Wallaces Infinite JestŽ85 Comment from a cook who cools the cheese sauce before serving?89 Woodwind thats O.K. to play?93 Something thats free of charge94 Weapon seen on the Kenyan flag95 Big stinks96 Done, slangily97 Units for binge watchers100 Actor Patel of LionŽ101 Dont ____ meŽ104 Cupids catchphrase?110 Part111 Attention hogs cry112 Vigilant113 The Dukes of HazzardŽ spinoff114 Intimidate115 One of eight in The 12 Days of ChristmasŽ116 Egg-shaped Hasbro toys introduced in 1971117 Certain soft drinks, informally DOWN1 Score marking2 Powerful engine, for short3 Nighttime Cartoon Network programming block4 Wipe off the map5 Start of MGMs motto6 Quaint I believeŽ7 Like Wrigley Fields walls8 Brave9 Landon who lost in a landslide10 Pastoral locale11 Big name in 1980s-90s TV talk12 State capital thats the setting of IronweedŽ13 Betty ____14 Mean, lowdown sorts15 Court conference16 CNN commentator Navarro17 The Cougars of the West Coast Conf.18 Determination in a prenatal exam22 Holiday meal25 Came down27 Long lunch?31 Its to be expected32 Leveled33 Eleven: Fr.35 Cheesy dish36 Seminal symbol of mass production37 Lose38 Paul who sang Lonely BoyŽ39 King who said, Nothing will come of nothingŽ40 Womans name that means truthŽ41 Disloyalty42 Loft filler44 Director of 1991s Mississippi MasalaŽ49 Genesis brother50 Early Beatle51 Sam who ran the bar on CheersŽ53 Unconcerned with right and wrong54 Parts of supermarkets55 & 57 Very nearly58 Topic at the Kinsey Institute60 32-ounce purchase at 7-Eleven61 Mining supply63 Free64 Chasm65 It decreases a QBs rating: Abbr.66 Busy hosp. areas67 Best of the best70 Knee-highs, e.g.72 Doesnt know for a fact, say73 ____ buco75 Secreted signal76 El ____77 Cricket rival of Harrow79 Material once set afire and put in a catapult80 Grasp, informally81 Human, typically, diet-wise84 Announcement upon a grand arrival85 Entertainment with camels, maybe86 It sank after W.W. II87 Go cold turkey88 Said90 Goaltender Dominik in the Hockey Hall of Fame91 Wrinkle-free, say92 Lincolns place96 Wild98 Old-movie dog99 ____ Valley100 Give a beating102 Go forcefully (through)103 1979 Roman Polanski film104 Inc. relative105 Win on Hollywood SquaresŽ106 I shall return,Ž e.g.107 Des-Moines-toDubuque dir.108 Add years109 Sentence fragments: Abbr. 123456789101112131415161718 19202122 232425 26272829 3031323334353637 3839404142 43444546 4748495051 52535455565758 59606162 63646566 676869 7071727374757677 7879808182 838485868788 8990919293 949596 979899100101102103 104105106107108109110 111112113 114115116117Online subscriptions: Todays puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, nytimes.com/crosswords ($39.95 a year). New York Times Sunday Crossword No. 1217 SP17509WantToGet ?ItsEasyƒJust SHOP adno=3522999

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Page 26 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 The rapidly expanding multi-cultural food scene in the U.S. is the result of our nations population increasing diversity, growth in overseas travel, as well as easy Internet access. Additionally, the wellness revolution is inspiring people to consume healthier diets that include more fresh vegetables, seafood, lean meats, and use flavorful herbs, spices, and sauces in order to cut down on sugar and unhealthy fats. This trend has led to the proliferation of ethnic restaurants, food specialty stores, interest in international cooking and exploring new and adventurous recipes. Celebrate our countrys melting pot. Travel the worldŽ without leaving home and without all the hassles and expense. Prepare an exciting, yet easy, quick, and affordable New Years dinner. Ethnic markets, health food stores, and most supermarkets today are stocked with thousands of ingredients from around the globe. So fasten your seat belt and cook up some new adventures. Happy and healthy New Year to you. SEAFOOD STEW (BUILLABAISSE) This renowned French dish can be served with a baked potato. 4 servings 1-1/2 pounds fish, or a seafood combination (fish, shrimp and/or scallops) cup olive oil 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 3 green onions, thinly sliced 3 cloves garlic, “nely chopped teaspoon dried thyme 1 large tomato, “nely chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup bottled clam juice (in canned “sh section or fresh seafood dep.) 1 cup dry white cooking wine Peel and devein shrimp and rinse all the seafood. Drain. Cut the fish into bite-size pieces and place in a bowl. Set aside. Wash and dry celery and green onions. In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Mix in celery, both kinds of onions, garlic and thyme. Cover and cook slowly 8 minutes. Add tomatoes, parsley, salt, pepper, clam juice, and wine, and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in the seafood and cook 10-15 more minutes. GERMAN-STYLE RED CABBAGE Traditionally served with meat and potatoes. 4 servings 4 cups shredded red cabbage cup raisins 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil (not extra virgin) 1/8 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons wine vinegar 1-1/2 tablespoons whole wheat ”our 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon teaspoon ground nutmeg Place shredded cabbage in small saucepan and enough water to just cover. Mix in raisins, oil, and pepper. Cover, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook about 12 minutes, until the cabbage is tender. Meanwhile, in a cup, mix vinegar and ”our with a fork until smooth. Set aside. To the cabbage add the cinnamon and nutmeg. When cabbage is cooked, add 4 tablespoons liquid from the cabbage to ”our mixture in the cup and mix until blended and smooth. Gradually add ”our mixture to cabbage, stirring constantly. Dissolve remaining ”our lumps by pressing them with the back of a spoon against saucepan wall. Cover, and cook slowly 5 minutes until the liquid is thickened, stirring occasionally. CURRIED TOFU-COCONUT STEW Serve this scrumptious Indian stew on a bed of brown or wild rice. 4 servings cup olive oil 1 large yellow onion, “nely chopped 2 cloves garlic, “nely chopped 1 package cubed Firm tofu, or a brick Firm tofu 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger teaspoon salt 2-1/2 tablespoons curry powder 5 tablespoons whole wheat ”our 1 cup water 2-1/2 cups coconut milk 1-1/2 cups roasted unsalted peanuts 2/3 cup raisins cup shredded unsweetened coconut In medium saucepan heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook slowly 8 minutes. Add garlic and cook about 4 more minutes, until onion is translucent. Meanwhile, drain tofu, place on plate and wrap in paper towels to blot excess moisture. After a few minutes, remove paper towels and cut tofu into small cubes, if not already cubed. When the onion is translucent, mix in ginger, salt, curry, and ”our until well blended. Adjust heat to medium-high and gradually add the water and coconut milk stirring constantly. When sauce begins to boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook slowly about 7 minutes until thickened, stirring frequently. Gently mix tofu into coconut milk mixture and cook slowly 3 more minutes. Serve over cooked brown or wild rice and top with the peanuts, raisins, and shredded coconut. Judy E. Buss is a Nutritional Cooking Instructor. She is a blogger for the American Holistic Health Association.Celebrate New Years with international cuisine Judy E. Buss Mission NutritionHealth Correspondent Remember how eye doctors were warning people not to stare at the solar eclipse in August without proper protection? They were right. A woman in her 20s gazed at the eclipse without any protection for six seconds, then again for up to 20 seconds while wearing dark glasses that apparently were not strong enough, according to a report in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology. The alarming result: an eclipse-shaped spot was burned onto the retina of her left eye. Advanced retina scans, performed at New York Eye and Ear In“rmary of Mount Sinai, revealed damage in the shape of the sun with the silhouette of the moon crossing its outer edge, study authors said. The woman described a corresponding holeŽ in the center of her vision, sketching a similar shape that looked like a cookie with a bite out of it. Her right eye was less severely damaged, her doctor said, because the left is her dominant eye. The damage remained visible on follow-up scans that were performed six weeks later, said Avnish Deobhakta, retina surgeon at the Mount Sinai facility. It was an amazing concordance between what you wouldve seen in the eclipse and what actually was almost imprinted in terms of damage on her retina,Ž he said. A Pennsylvania man also suffered damage in one eye, though public details are scarce. That case was described to NPR by Ralph Chou, an expert on eclipse-related eye damage at the University of Waterloo. This young man had played it safe by only looking at the eclipsing sun with one eye,Ž Chou told NPR. He looked with one eye and he got fried.Ž Physicians do not yet know if the damage sustained by these two patients will be permanent, but the signs are not encouraging. The woman treated at Mount Sinai has not undergone additional scans since her six-week follow-up visit, but recently told physicians by phone that the hole in her vision remains „ more than three months after the eclipse that captivated viewers across the country. And since her case was publicized, Mount Sinai physicians have been contacted by others who say they suffer lasting damage from looking at eclipses decades ago, Deobhakta said. Looking at a solar eclipse is not inherently any more dangerous than looking at the sun under normal circumstances. The difference is that during an eclipse, the partly obscured sun appears less bright, so viewers may be under the impression that it is safe to look at. It is not. Concerned for her vision after her initial naked-eye view of the eclipse „ a series of glances totaling about six seconds „ the New York patient then borrowed a pair of dark glasses from a fellow spectator. That is when the real damage seems to have occurred, Deobhakta said. The glasses apparently were not suf“ciently protective, yet the woman looked through them for 15 to 20 seconds. It was brighter than she would have thought,Ž Deobhakta said. She could still see other structures in the environment outside of the eclipse.Ž With proper eclipse glasses, the viewer can see only the outline of the sun, while the sky surrounding it appears pitch black. The woman did not know the brand name of the glasses she borrowed, but the resulting damage suggests they could have been one of several unapproved, counterfeit models that were on the market in the weeks leading up to the Aug. 21 event. The womans eye damage occurred primarily in the light-sensitive cells called cones, which enable the perception of color. The sophisticated scanning equipment used to detect the damage has become available only in the last “ve years „ repurposed from technology used in space telescopes, Deobhakta said. The Mount Sinai physician said he and his colleagues were expecting more cases of eclipse-related injury, but saw just the one woman who suffered lasting damage. Two other patients experienced mild symptoms that have since cleared up. He attributed the low number of patients to widespread warnings in the media. Stay tuned for similar warnings in seven years. Star-gazers will have another chance to see a solar eclipse in 2024.Eclipse burned this womans eye, leaves imprint on retinaBy TOM AVRILTHE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER PHOTO PROVIDEDAn eclipse-shaped image was burned onto the retina of a woman in her 20s who stared at the Aug. 21 phenomenon without good eye protection. A retina scan revealed the dark gray circle in the shape of the sun with the moons silhouette crossing its edge at lower right.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Page 27 HEALTH and WELLNESS Continuing a long-standing tradition of being good community partners, Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center and Lake Wales Medical Center recently donated $5,000 to the B Street Community Center in Lake Wales to assist them with the aid they provided to the community in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Lake Wales Medical Center CEO Rebecca Brewer presented the check in October. In total, the two sister hospitals donated $35,000 to community agencies in East Polk to assist with hurricane relief. As large organizations, its important to us to partner with our community to assist those who were on the front lines of hurricane cleanup and restoration,Ž said Heart of Florida CEO Ann Barnhart said. Our hospitals sheltered large numbers of special needs evacuees, and we know that there were many in the community who were helping get the damage cleared and making peoples homes safe for them to return.Ž Brewer added, Right after the storm, the hospitals were the only places that had hot food, so we set up and served our community until power began being restored at area restaurants and in neighborhoods. We also had lobbies full of people charging their cell phones and other devices so they could stay in communication with family members.Ž We are proud of our tradition of always being a good community partner, and we are appreciative of the support of our corporate of“ce that enables us to continue giving back to the communities we serve,Ž Brewer said. Watson names PEER award winnerLPN Jessica Caughell was named the PEER Award winner for December. Caughell is a Senior Patient Financial Services representative who has worked at Watson Clinic for six years. She is considered a go toŽ person and one of her departments hardest working and dedicated employees. She assists everyone with a positive attitude and a smile on her face, nominators noted. As PEER Award winner, Caughill received a plaque, dinner at a local restaurant, a reserved parking spot and a free service from the spa to acknowledge her contributions to the organization. PEER stands for Program for Employee Excellence and Recognition, and an employee is named the winner of the award at Watson each month. B Street gets donation to help with Irma damage PHOTOS PROVIDEDWales Medical Center and Heart of Florida R egional Medical Center presented the B Street Community Center in Lake Wales with $5,000 to support the hurricane relief eorts they performed in the wake of Hurricane Irma. From left is Delton Hayes, Janice Snell, Clinton Horne, Lake Wales Medical Center CEO Rebecca Brewer, Roscoe Williams, Narvell Peterson, Jerome Mack and Alice Sanders. Jessica Caughell displays her PEER award plaque alongside Watson Clinic Chief Administrative Ocer Stan Piotrowski. Before, when I looked in the mirror all I saw was my weight. Now I see the real me. The happy, healthy, active me.As Im getting smaller, my world is getting bigger.Weight loss surgery changed my life.FREE WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY SEMINARTuesday, January 2, 4:00 p.m. Monday, January 8, 4:00 p.m. Heart of Florida Regional Medical CenterFirst Floor Boardroom, 40100 U.S. 27, Davenport, FL Register today at HeartofFloridaWeightLoss.com or call 866-997-DOCS (3627) Patient results ma y v ar y C ons ult y our ph y sic ian about th e bene ts and risk s o f a a a a ny sur gical pro ced ure or tr eat t t men men t. Hea rt of Florida Regi ona l M edi cal Ce nte r i s owned in part by physicians. adno=3524322

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Page 29 Health Events Tailored to YouBayCare Events in Polk County BayCareEvents.org Support Groups (No cost to attend) Cancer Support (No cost to attend)Weight Management (No cost to attend)Smoking Cessation (No cost to attend)Orthopedic Events (No cost to attend)Total Joint ReplacementIncrease your knowledge of total joint replacement, prepare for surgery and get familiar with the recovery process. Tuesdays, January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 1…2pm Bartow Regional Medical Center Classroom 1 Registration is required: (863) 519-1665 ursdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25, 12:30…2pm Winter Haven Hospital Wellness Center Conference Room Registration is required: (863) 297-1808Featured Events (No cost to attend)Anterior Hip ReplacementLearn all you want to know about anterior hip replacement. Free refreshments and free parking. Registration is required: (855) 314-8352 Monday, January 15, 6pm Samuel Messieh, MD Solivita Mosaics Restaurant 395 Village Drive, KissimmeeHeart-to-Heart Cardiac Support GroupSupport group for patients with various cardiac conditions. Registration is required: (863) 280-6066Tuesday, January 9, 3…4pmWinter Haven Hospital Wellness Center Conference RoomStroke Support GroupFor stroke survivors, family members and caregivers. Topics are determined by the needs of the group. Registration is not required. Friday, January 12, 12:30…2pmWinter Haven Hospital Private Dining Room, Basement BistroCaregivers Support GroupA safe place for sharing caregiving and self-care tips, discussing the challenges of caring for a loved one and nding emotional support. Registration is not required. Friday, January 12, 1:30…2:30pmWinter Haven Hospital Wellness Center Conference RoomBrain Injury Support GroupOpen forum for brain injury survivors and their caregivers, family and friends on how to live life to the fullest aer a traumatic injury. Registration is not required. Tuesday, January 23, 7…8:30pmWinter Haven Hospital Wellness Center Conference RoomDiabetes Support Group is is an open discussion held by a certied diabetes educator for all diabetes-related topics. Registration is required: (855) 314-8352ursday, January 25, 11am…12pmWinter Haven Hospital Wellness Center Conference RoomMental Health Peer Recovery ProgramProvides education, support and socialization for participants diagnosed with mental health issues, moving them toward recovery. Registration is not required. Mondays, 11am…3pm Lions Park Clubhouse 820 Ave. L S.W., Winter Haven Wednesdays, 12:30…4:30pm Winter Haven Hospital Center for Behavioral Health 1201 First St. S.Look Good Feel Betteris free program from the American Cancer Society is designed for women dealing with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation. Registration is required: (800) 227-2345 Tuesday, January 9, 10am…12pm Winter Haven Hospital Education Classroom FWoman-to-Woman Cancer Support GroupInformation, support and coping strategies for women who have or have survived cancer. Registration is not required. Mondays, January 9 and 23, 6…7pm Winter Haven Hospital Wellness Center Conference RoomOvarian Cancer Support GroupA group for individuals with ovarian cancer to share emotions and experiences with other patients. Registration is not required. Monday, January 15, 5:30…7pm Winter Haven Hospital Wellness Center Conference RoomMan-to-Man Cancer Support GroupOering information for men who have cancer or have survived it. Registration is not required. Tuesday, January 16, 1:30…2:30pm Winter Haven Hospital Quality Improvement Conference RoomQuit Smoking Now (5-Session)Covers creating a quit plan, coping with cravings, and physical and emotional symptoms. Free quitting aids available while supplies last and only if medically appropriate. Registration is required: (877) 252-6094 Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, and February 7 5:30…6:30pm Winter Haven Hospital Wellness Center Conference RoomSmoking Cessation Classis class provides valuable tools to help you quit using tobacco. Includes four free weeks of patches, gum or lozenges. Registration is required: (877) 252-6094 ursday, January 18, 5:30…7:30pm Bartow Regional Medical Center Classrooms 1 & 2 Tuesday, January 30, 10am…12pm Bartow Regional Medical Center Classrooms 1 & 2 --Womens Hospital ClassesAll classes at Winter Haven Womens Hospital are held in Classroom A, 101 Ave. O S.E., Winter Haven. Registration is required: (855) 314-8352Sibling ClassAddresses the joys and challenges of being an older sibling. Age-appropriate information and activities help children prepare. For children ages 3…10. Saturday, January 6, 10…11am Cost: $10Prepared Childbirth (4-Session)In-depth coverage of the third trimester, labor, breathing, relaxation, birthing and postpartum concerns. Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, 6:30…8:45pm Cost: $40Breastfeeding ClassCovers breastfeeding basics, skin-to-skin contact, tips for returning to work and when to call a health care prov ider/lactation consultant. Saturday, January 13, 9:30am…12pm Cost: $15Newborn CareCovers various aspects of safe infant care including feeding, diapering, bathing and signs of illness, as well as cues and communication. ursday, January 18, 6…9pm Cost: $15Weight Management InformationTake the rst step to weight management and attend an information session. Registration is required: (855) 314-8350 Tuesday, January 9, 6…7pm Bartow Regional Medical Center Classroom 1 To register for a class or for a physician referral: () -Bartow Regional Medical Center Osprey Blvd., Bartow Winter Haven Hospital Ave. F N.E., Winter Haven Winter Haven Womens Hospital Ave. O S.E., Winter Haven adno=3523036

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Page 30 Wednesday, December 27, 2017 WINTER HAVEN … Two Davenport residents … Hugo and Franciszka Liebel, were charged with cruelty to animals in Lawrence County, Ala., in relation to Nosey the elephant who has spent the last 30 years giving rides to people in a traveling circus show. Noseys owner, Hugo Liebel, has been charged with an animal welfare citation. The report con“rms Hugo Liebel, from Davenport, either cant or wont provide this elephant with even the most basic care, said PETA Foundation Associate Director Rachel Mathews. PETA is working for the day when Nosey will never again be chained and retired permanently to a sanctuary that provides around-theclock veterinary care and protection from all harm,Ž she said. On Friday, Dec. 15, they attended an 11 hour bench trial stemming from concerns over the condition and care of their 35-year-old African elephant named Nosey. County authorities seized the animal Nov. 9 and transferred it to the Elephant Sanctuary of Tennessee, southwest of Nashville. When Nosey arrived at The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tenn., last month staff gave her fresh produce, bamboo, and banana leaves. The veterinary and husbandry teams monitored her throughout the night and reported she was calm and already showing interest in her new surroundings. A court will decide whether or not Liebel can get her back. Attempts to reach the Liebels have been unsuccessful, though Mariska Liebel, who said in an email she is a sister and caretaker of Nosey, responded to an earlier story in this paper about Nosey. At the end of the email she invited the newspaper to contact her. Efforts to do so were unsuccessful. She claims in the email that Nosey was not chained up and had plenty of space to roam in Davenport. Nosey is around family and friends day in and day out. She has been with the same family of seven for over 30 years. I myself have been raised up along side of her, as well as my “ve siblings. Nosey also has many animal friends that she enjoys the company of,Ž she wrote in the email. She added: Nosey also gets her exercise, as well as grazing regularly.Ž She said in the email the Liebels follow the laws regarding the animal. Though most of the time she has an electric fence enclosure to be kept on the road, (per USDA spacing requirements) Tethering is occasionally the law in several states, and counties. When Nosey is in public sometimes it is required for her to be tethered, just like a house or a dog would also be.Ž Mathews in the previous story said Nosey is suffering from arthritis, which came about due to the elephant being con“ned for so many years. Mariska said in the email that is not true. Nosey does not have arthritis. This is one of the many lies made up by special interest groups to gain support, illicit donations and gain a following. She has been evaluated by the USDA, University of Florida, as well as the leading captive elephant veterinarian in the U.S. She has come back with a clean bill of health every time and those are the facts.ŽNoseys owners charged with cruelty to animalsBy JEFF ROSLOWJROSLOW@SCMGINC.COM AVON PARK „ Most couples go to Walmart for a few things, but the Highlands County Sheriffs Of“ce reports one couple has come away with felony shoplifting charges: 23 on the man and 16 on his girlfriend. It all started late at night on Oct. 14, when 21-year-old Stephanie Lili Hernandez and her boyfriend, 19-yearold Anthony Obando went to the Avon Park Walmart a little after 1:30 a.m. and allegedly stole two TVs, two soundbars and a computer chair. Security camera footage recorded Obando and Hernandez putting the items into a shopping cart. Then, Hernandez made two trips out to a car with them, according to Sheriffs Of“ce reports. Obando had two TVs loaded into his cart and also appeared to be heading out of the store, a report said, but abandoned the cart when he saw employees standing by the door. After talking to Hernandez on the phone, he exited the store emptyhanded and she picked him up, reports said. On Oct. 15, a Walmart employee found one of the stolen TVs for sale on Facebook. The employee set up a meeting, but when the two suspects arrived, Sheriffs deputies were waiting for them and arrested them. According to reports, the couple had the stolen TV in the back seat of their car, and a loaded .45-caliber pistol on the ”oorboard behind the passenger seat. Deputies charged Obando with dealing in stolen property, grand theft, carrying a concealed weapon and possessing a “rearm during the commission of a felony. Deputies charged Hernandez with grand theft, dealing in stolen property and using a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony. The sheriffs of“ce noted all arrests do not result in convictions, and all people are considered innocent until proven guilty in court. During a search after the arrest, deputies reported “nding two stolen credit cards in Hernandezs purse: One related to a vehicle burglary in Polk County and another from a car in Highlands County. Arrest reports state Hernandez told deputies, My boyfriend found those.Ž When asked where he found them, she allegedly said, I dont know, and I dont know why they were in my purse.Ž Further investigation revealed that the gun was also stolen in October along with the credit card from Highlands County, when the car was parked at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. After deputies executed a search warrant at the couples shared apartment in Avon Park, deputies reportedly found more stolen items, from TVs and video game consoles to clothes, and even the two soundbars stolen from the Avon Park Walmart the day before. Sheriffs Detective Justin Norris later determined that the other items had been stolen or purchased at the Avon Park and Sebring Walmart stores using the Polk County stolen credit card. The total value of the stolen items, according to police, is $3,531.37. It included “ve ”at-screen TVs, the soundbars, a computer printer, “ve PlayStation 4 video game components, several pairs of earphones, a comforter, a sweater, Polaroid digital camera and printer, and packs of photo “lm. The couple allegedly used the card three times in Polk County and 15 times in Highlands County: Six times at Sebring Walmart and seven times at Avon Park. On Oct. 9 in Avon Park Walmart, the couple allegedly used the card to purchase, in separate transactions: A $1.45 bag of candy; a $354 HP laptop computer; $225 in PlayStation 4 video games; a $322 PlayStation 4 console, attempted as a purchase, declined and then accepted, and $591 for two pairs of Beats wireless headphones, a PlayStation 4 game card and a Microsoft Of“ce computer software card. They allegedly made two attempts on other purchases, which were declined. The couple allegedly made a purchase on Oct. 10 in Sebring for $503.93. Police reported the couple tried “ve other times that day at that store, but the card was declined. The declined items would have increased the amount to $1,260.33. According to reports, the couple also stole an animal exercise pen, valued at $58.85, on that date. Obando was served with all his extra charges while still in jail earlier this month. However, Hernandez bonded out of jail after the original arrest and had three active arrest warrants, until she was arrested at 10:54 p.m. Monday at her Avon Park home. Anyone with further information on this case is asked to call Norris at 863-402-7250 or email janorris@ highlandssheriff.org. Anyone who would like to leave an anonymous tip and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Heartland Crimestoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS or visit heartlandcrimestoppers. com.Couple charged with multiple shoplifting feloniesBy PHIL ATTINGERSTAFF WRITER HERNANDEZ OBANDO GARAGESALELISTINGSALWAYSINTHECLASSIFIEDS SAVE LIVES. GIVE BLOOD. adno=3522653 Launching our Next Release € Great new price level € Close to Lake Marion € 2 Bedroom Villas, 3-4 Bedroom Townhomes € Gated community with pool, fitness, tennis, basketball$129,000New Homes now from onlytuscanypreserveliving.com863-353-0011 Great value gated community!Poinciana, Kissimmee, Florida by feltrimgroup EST. 1996

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Page 31 1000REAL ESTATEWe Are Pledged To The Letter And Spirit of U.S. Policy For The Achievement Of Equal Housing Opportunity Throughout The Nation. We Encourage And Support An Affirmative Advertising And Marketing Program In Which there Are No Barriers To Obtaining Housing Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sec, Handicap, Familial Status Or National Origin.Ž EQUAL HOUSINGOPPORTUNITY LOTS & ACREAGE1500 Wanted South Polk County Land for cattle grazing must have water can fence all options considered.Call 863-559-9822 flcommlandscape@aol.com T urnyou r trashinto cash! Advertise youryard sa l e! Y Y ouSa ouSa ve ve BigBuc BigBuc ks ks Shopping Shopping Classifieds! Classifieds! 2000EMPLOYMENT We are Hiring and Expanding in Polk County! Sr. Sellers, Managers, and Entry Level We are looking for a few great Sales Consultants to join our team. Marketing/advertising experience a plus, but we do have entry level opportunities for the right candidates. This could be your opportunity to join a great company, Sun Coast Media Group. We work hard and play hard. As a Sales Consultant you will work with local and regional businesses, work as part of our team on special projects/sales initiatives, and be a key partner in all event and advertising driven products in print, online, and mobile. Our Culture & Philosophies €Positive energy and attitude is a must €Goal oriented and focused €Open-door €Ambitious €Creative & innovative €Supportive €Obsessed with meeting our customers needs €Strong track record of promoting from within €Use your personality and uniqueness! €Work hard but enjoy your work and your success! Its okay to laugh on the job These are full Time positions and based in Polk County. If you do whatever it takes to get the job done, have a positive attitude and a desire to grow personally, professionally and financially, we would like to speak with you. Sun Coast is a growth oriented company, publishes multiple products and publications in the following cities: Winter Haven, Bartow, Lake Wales, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, North Port, Venice, Seabring, Englewood, Arcadia, and Lake Placid. We offer a strong benefit package, gas reimbursement, 401k plan, great work environment, and competitive pay. To apply email your resume and cover letter to: csexson@scmginc.com ADVERTISE! HELPWANTED2001 Experienced Server FT/PTApply in PersonDiMaggios Pizzeria, 6980 Cypress Gardens Blvd HELPWANTED2001 Sun Coast Press a rapidly growing daily and commercial print shop, has the following opportunity: Press Operator: Full Time Minimum 5 years of experience operating a Community or Urbanite single width press. Willingness to work day/night shift, weekends, and holidays. Proficient with back to back color registration, folder and 1/4 folder operations, Knowledge of pasters and stackers a plus. Must be comfortable working in a fast paced, deadline and quality oriented environment. We offer health insurance, paid holidays, PTO, 401K, AFLAC We are a drug and nicotine free workplace. Pre-employment testing required Please send resume to: Robin Marotta Production Manager at:rmarotta@suncoastpress.com 6000 MERCHANDISE GARAGE SALES6014 Look through the paper for Your Ad MEDICAL6095 2Merritt Regal Hammer Lift $900. 863-438-9830 Lake Hamilton MISCELLANEOUS6260 45Ž Big Screen Samsung TV Perfect Mint Cond $300. firm 863-699-0028 Lake Placid GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED Complete Windows 10 computer Systems and Consumer Electronics $250. 678-378-3292 HC WANTED TO BUY/TRADE6270 Wanted~Military Items: US, German, Japanese; WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam items Wanted for private collection. Call Brian 863-386-4795 The nine Florida Congressional signatories further sought a change in the FEMA Direct Lease / Multi-Family Lease and Repair program. Under current rules, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselo would have to request FEMA to authorize housing payments in Florida beyond limited hotel stays. Gov. Rosselo is not seeking federal assistance to help Puerto Rican families move to the mainland permanently. The signatories requested FEMA staff create a waiver allowing them to do that in lieu of Gov. Rosselo not doing it on behalf of the people he represents. Because it could cost millions of dollars to help Puerto Rican residents to move to Florida permanently and because the government of Puerto Rico has not requested such help, the newspaper reached out to determine exactly how big the problem is here in Polk County and the state in general. The FEMA website lists 17 motels in Polk County eligible to receive TSA funding for people displaced by the 2017 hurricanes. Of these, representatives at only three motels said there were evacuees from Puerto Rico as current residents. An individual evacuee was staying at a motel in Haines City and there were 5 families still living in two Lakeland motels, according to motel staff contacted by phone. There was no answer at two of the 17 motels and one manager did not want to disclose any information. Most of the families using FEMA money to stay at county motels appeared to be displaced from hurricanes that damaged Polk County homes based on the phone calls made. Its de“nitely a bigger problem in Osceola, Orange, and Seminole counties, mostly because evacuees have family in these counties and need to stay closer to them in this critical time,Ž said Communications Director for Congressman Soto Oriana Pina, Also, many may not have access to cars and/or working in the tourist areas around Disney, so need to be in closer proximity.Ž Pina emailed a Puerto Rico Evacuees Task Force Situation Report dated Dec. 21 stating 264,307 people from Puerto Rico have arrived in Florida on 1,740 plane trips and one ship since Hurricane Maria. But its unknown exactly how many of those stayed in Florida permanently. The report states the top “ve counties with applicants from Puerto Rico who reported a current mailing address in Florida was just over 5,000 households. This would not account for the 264,307 who have arrived on planes since the storm. According to the report, 592 applicants from Puerto Rico now have a mailing address in Polk County, the fourth highest amount in the state. The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosello, requested TSA assistance from FEMA Oct. 25 allowing for motels to be used temporarily. On Dec. 21, Rep. Soto said Gov. Rosello agreed to apply for a TSA extension but that the governor still had not requested help with long term housing assistance to those now in Florida. Were glad that the Puerto Rican government is requesting a 60-day extension to the (TSA) program, but unfortunately it is not long enough,Ž Rep. Soto said Dec. 21. I encourage Gov. Rosello to request a full 180-day extension.Ž Asked what his plans were in reference to using federal money to help Puerto Rican residents to permanently move to Florida, Rep. Soto said Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Orlando, were helping him introduce legislation to expand subsidize housing in Central Florida. The bottom line is we must “nd real solutions, immediately, to avoid thousands of families being kicked out into the streets in Central Florida,Ž Rep. Soto said. On the House ”oor Dec. 9, Rep. Soto said he has worked to provide in-state tuition for those displaced and has put bills forward to speed up Medicare quali“cations for those displaced. According to FEMA statistics, the federal government has already spent more than $661 million associated with Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico spread out in more than 355,000 applications. An attempt to reach Rep. Ross was unsuccessful. The other seven signatories to the letter to FEMA were Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, Carlos Curbelo, R-Miami, Val Demings, D-Orlando, Ted Deutch, D-Ft. Lauderdale, Stephanie Murphy, D-Orlando, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Miami, and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, D-Miami.LAWMAKERSFROM PAGE 1 PHOTO PROVIDEDU.S. Rep. 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The News Wire Wednesday, December 27, 2017 STATE € NATIONAL € WORLD € BUSINESS € WEATHER GOOD NEWS FOR THE THOMAS WILDFIREFirefighting efforts were aided on Christmas Day by light winds and chilly overnight temperatures and authorities had rescued a 40to 60-pound female mountain lion cub. See page 2 INSIDE TODAYS WIRE Hurricane Irma brings ideas for stateOyster reefs protect against stormsSaudi Arabia hosts world chess games Senate President Joe Negron is confident the storm that walloped the state in September wont blow a hole in the upcoming budget. Seepage 4. Hundreds of places around the U.S. and the world are planting oyster reefs primarily as storm-protection measures. Seepage 12. Saudi Arabia is hosting a world chess tournament for the first time, nearly two years after the countrys top cleric issued a religious edict against playing. Seepage 12. AP PHOTOSIn this July 20 le photo, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence greet military personnel during their visit to the Pentagon. For an administration that has spent 2017 throwing o headlines at a stunningly dizzying pace, the frenetic fortnight in the second half of July reached an unparalleled breakneck speed. Set amid the backdrop of a president grappling with his deepest insecurities, the West Wings breakdown in policy collided with its collapse in personnel and acted as a crucial inection point for Trumps rst year in oce. WASHINGTON „ They were the 13 days that transformed the White House. Even for an administration that spent most of 2017 throwing off headlines at a dizzying pace, events in the second half of July unfolded at breakneck speed. They encapsulated both the promise and peril of President Donald Trumps “rst year in of“ce „ and yielded aftershocks that reverberate within the White House even as the calendar turns to 2018. The two-week span laid bare the splintering of Trumps relationships with two in”uential Cabinet members, foreshadowed the reach of the Russia probe into the interior of his orbit; saw the dramatic, last-minute defeat of one of the presidents signature campaign promises and featured a senior staff shake-up that reset the rhythms of this presidency. Inside the West Wing, the chaotic days between July 19-31 stand as a panicked memory but also one that paved the way for future successes, according to nearly two dozen administration of“cials, outside advisers and lawmakers. Most of those interviewed for this account spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to publicly discuss private events. For the record, though: That was the extreme,Ž said former press secretary Sean Spicer. A leading driver of the chaos was Anthony Scaramucci, who was hired to be the White Houses communications director on July 21, aiming to usher in a new era at a White House riven by in-“ghting, drowning in bad press and struggling to maintain credibility. But his shockingly brief tenure „ some White House aides have taken to calling a short period of time a MoochŽ „ underscored the drama that frequently paralyzed the West Wing. Spicer quit in protest. Scaramucci “red one staffer and threatened to push out others as he vowed to cut down on leaks. But many in the White House believed that was a cover for his own agenda. Believing that chief strategist Steve Bannon and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus had initially blocked his entrance to the White House, Scaramucci moved to oust the pair, culminating in an infamous and vulgar New Yorker interview attacking them. Scaramucci himself was pushed out the door by another change agent: new Chief of Staff John Kelly. In a July 28 tweet sent with no warning from Air Force One, Trump announced that he was appointing Kelly, the Homeland Security secretary and a retired four-star general, to the post. As the 140-character bursts reached their phones, a pair of senior aides who been sitting in an idling SUV with Priebus stepped out and left the outgoing chief of staff alone. A new phase of the presidency began. Kellys hire, several advisers said, cut down on internal “ghts, restored order to the West Wing and laid the groundwork for wins down the road. I dont think you can overestimate the effect of the impact of those (staff) changes and that period,Ž said Marc Lotter, Vice President Mike Pences former spokesman. But there were limits to his in”uence, as Kelly made clear he would mount no effort to manage Trumps no-holds Twitter habit. And Trump, in turn, chafed at Kellys handling. A legislative blow just hours earlier on July 28 had highlighted the administrations troubled agenda at a time of uni“ed Republican control in Washington. When Arizona Sen. John McCains thumbs-down ended the Republican attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare. From that bungling rose more discipline and the administrations “rst major legislative triumph: the tax cut legislation passed on Dec. 20. The White House would fully support the plan at the start. Trumps political operation would begin work to sell the tax package in the approaching midterm elections. The Trump White Houses cruciblePresident Trump: 13 Days in JulyBy JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLERASSOCIATED PRESSA passenger tried to board a plane with a gun and ammunition at Orlando International Airport on Tuesday morning, causing a long backup at checkpoints during the post-Christmas travel rush. The passenger had a carry-on bag containing a Ruger with a separate magazine loaded with 10 rounds of .22-caliber ammunition, said Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Sari Koshetz. The passenger, who was not identi“ed, possesses a valid Florida concealed weapons license, but will be charged with carrying a concealed “rearm in a place prohibited by law, said Orlando police spokeswoman Michelle Guido. It was the 91st weapon intercepted by TSA of“cers at Orlandos airport this year, Koshetz said, adding that it marks a disturbing and dangerous patternŽ across Florida and the rest of the nation. WASHINGTON „ China has now assumed the mantle of “ghting climate change, a global crusade that the United States once led. Russia has taken over Syrian peace talks, also once the purview of the American administration, whose of“cials Moscow recently deigned to invite to negotiations only as observers. France and Germany are often now the countries that fellow members of NATO look to, after President Donald Trump wavered on how supportive his administration would be toward the North Atlantic alliance. And in the IsraeliPalestinian con”ict, the U.S., once the only mediator all sides would accept, has found itself isolated after Trumps decision to declare that the U.S. recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In his wide-ranging speech on national security last week, Trump highlighted what he called the broadening of U.S. in”uence throughout the world. But one year into his presidency, many international leaders, diplomats and foreign policy experts argue that he has reduced U.S. in”uence or altered it in ways that are less constructive. On a range of policy issues, Trump has taken positions that disquali“ed the United States from the debate or rendered it irrelevant, these critics say. Even in countries that have earned Trumps praise, such as India, there is concern about Trumps unpredictability „ will he be a reliable partner? „ and what many overseas view as his isolationism. The president can and does turn things inside-out,Ž said Manoj Joshi, a scholar at a New Delhi think tank, the Observer Research Foundation. So the chances that the U.S. works along a coherent and credible national security strategy are not very high.Ž As the U.S. recedes, other powers including China, Russia and Iran are eagerly stepping into the void. One signi“cant issue is the visible gap between the president and many of his top national security advisers. Trumps national security speech was intended to explain to the public a 70-page strategy document that the administration developed. But on key issues, Trumps speech and the document diverged. The speech, for example, included generally favorable rhetoric about Russia and China. The strategy document listed the two governments as competitors, accused the Russians of using subversionŽ as a tactic and said that countering both rival powers was necessary. Russia reacted angrily: America continues to evince its aversion to a multipolar world,Ž said President Vladimir Putins spokesman, Dmitri Peskov. At the same time, Passenger with gun and bullets causes airport backupForeign leaders say US is losing statureBy FREIDA FRISAROASSOCIATED PRESSBy TRACY WILKINSON, ALEXANDRA ZAVIS and SHASHANK BENGALITRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU STATURE | 4 AIRPORT | 4 JULY | 4 PHOTO PROVIDEDA passenger tried to board a plane with a gun and ammunition at Orlando International Airport on Tuesday morning. In this July 21 le photo, Anthony Scaramucci blows a kiss after answering questions during the press brieng in the Brady Press Brieng room of the White House in Washington.

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Page 2 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Wednesday, December 27, 2017 TODAY / TONIGHTIntervals of clouds and sun Patchy cloudsHIGH 81 LOW 615% chance of rain 15% chance of rainPeriods of clouds and sun80 / 6020% chance of rain THURSDAY GULF WATER TEMPERATUREPartly sunny and pleasant78 / 5410% chance of rain FRIDAYPartly sunny and pleasant74 / 5420% chance of rain SATURDAYTimes of clouds and sun; showers at night72 / 5025% chance of rain MONDAYPartly sunny and pleasant75 / 6125% chance of rain SUNDAY 1 3 4 3 1 0 Trees Grass Weeds Moldsabsentlowmoderatehighvery highabsent 050100150200300500 300-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 HazardousSource : scgov.net 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m.The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. 0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme.RealFeel Temperature is the exclusive AccuWeather. com composite of effective temperature based on eight weather factors.UV Index and RealFeel Temperature TodayPrecipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Precipitation (in inches)Temperatures Temperatures TemperaturesSource : National Allergy Bureau CONDITIONS TODAY AIR QUALITY INDEX POLLEN INDEX WEATHER HISTORY WEATHER TRIVIA’ PORT CHARLOTTE SEBRING VENICE647481828073Air Quality Index readings as of TuesdayMain pollutant: ParticulatesPunta Gorda through 2 p.m. Tuesday Sebring through 2 p.m. Tuesday Venice through 2 p.m. Tuesday24 hours through 2 p.m. Tue. 0.00Ž Month to date 1.04Ž Normal month to date 1.52Ž Year to date 60.36Ž Normal year to date 50.39Ž Record 0.75Ž (2004) 24 hours through 2 p.m. Tue. 0.00Ž 24 hours through 2 p.m. Tue. 0.00Ž Month to date 0.60Ž Normal month to date 1.98Ž Year to date 37.82Ž Normal year to date 50.12Ž Record 0.75Ž (1977) High/Low 81/54 Normal High/Low 75/53 Record High 86 (2016) Record Low 27 (1983) High/Low 77/56 High/Low 75/56 Normal High/Low 72/53 Record High 86 (2016) Record Low 26 (1983)Pollen Index readings as of Tuesday MONTHLY RAINFALLMonth 2017 2016 Avg. Record/Year J an. 0.88 9.93 1.80 9.93/2016 Feb. 0.94 4.09 2.43 11.05/1983 Mar. 0.80 1.85 3.28 9.26/1970 Apr. 1.59 0.99 2.03 5.80/1994 May 2.74 3.46 2.50 9.45/1991 J un. 14.79 14.19 8.92 23.99/1974 J ul. 9.02 7.68 8.22 14.22/1995 Aug. 13.12 7.81 8.01 15.60/1995 Sep. 12.46 7.77 6.84 14.03/1979 Oct. 2.54 4.04 2.93 10.88/1995 Nov. 0.44 0.05 1.91 5.53/2002 Dec. 1.04 0.44 1.78 6.83/2002 Y ear 60.36 62.30 50.65 (since 1931) T otals are from a 24-hour period ending at 5 p.m. City Hi Lo W Hi Lo W FLORIDA CITIES Today Thu.Apalachicola 60 50 sh 59 44 r Bradenton 77 61 pc 75 60 pc Clearwater 75 61 pc 73 59 pc Coral Springs 81 69 sh 81 66 sh Daytona Beach 73 59 pc 70 57 pc Fort Lauderdale 80 70 pc 80 66 pc Fort Myers 83 63 pc 82 62 pc Gainesville 66 48 sh 62 44 r Jacksonville 60 48 c 57 43 r Key Largo 79 71 s 79 69 pc Key West 80 70 s 79 68 s Lakeland 75 58 pc 72 57 pc Melbourne 79 64 pc 77 62 sh Miami 83 69 pc 82 67 s Naples 81 63 s 81 62 s Ocala 70 52 pc 67 49 c Okeechobee 78 61 pc 77 61 sh Orlando 77 59 pc 75 59 pc Panama City 59 47 r 58 42 r Pensacola 53 44 r 55 42 c Pompano Beach 81 70 pc 81 66 pc St. Augustine 63 54 c 63 54 r St. Petersburg 78 62 pc 75 57 pc Sarasota 78 60 pc 77 58 pc Tallahassee 56 45 c 53 40 r Tampa 78 60 pc 76 59 pc Vero Beach 79 63 pc 77 61 pc West Palm Beach 81 69 pc 79 64 sh Punta Gorda Englewood Boca Grande El Jobean Venice High Low High Low Cape Sable to Tarpon Springs Tarpon Springs to Apalachicola Wind Speed Seas Bay/Inland direction in knots in feet chop TIDES MARINEPossible weather-related delays today. Check with your airline for the most updated schedules. Hi/Lo Outlook Delays AIRPORTToday 9:55a 4:32a 10:04p 3:55p Thu. 11:36a 5:40a 10:45p 4:45p Today 8:32a 2:48a 8:41p 2:11p Thu. 10:13a 3:56a 9:22p 3:01p Today 8:02a 1:50a 8:04p 12:51p Thu. 9:35a 2:55a 8:37p 1:34p Today 10:27a 5:01a 10:36p 4:24p Thu. 12:08p 6:09a 11:17p 5:14p Today 6:47a 1:27a 6:56p 12:50p Thu. 8:28a 2:35a 7:37p 1:40p NNE 5-10 1-2 Light NE 7-14 1-2 ModerateFt. Myers 83/63 part cldy none Punta Gorda 82/60 part cldy none Sarasota 78/60 part cldy none The Sun Rise Set The Moon Rise Set Minor Major Minor MajorThe solunar period schedule allows planning days so you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during those times. Major periods begin at the times shown and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. The minor periods are shorter. SUN AND MOON SOLUNAR TABLEForecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2017Full Jan 1 Last Jan 8 New Jan 16 First Jan 24 Today 1:27 p.m. 1:16 a.m. Thursday 2:07 p.m. 2:15 a.m. Today 7:16 a.m. 5:43 p.m. Thursday 7:16 a.m. 5:44 p.m. Today 12:15a 6:25a 12:37p 6:50p Thu. 12:58a 7:11a 1:24p 7:36p Fri. 1:44a 7:58a 2:11p 8:25p Monterrey 61/44 Chihuahua 68/44 Los Angeles 74/53 Washington 34/18 New York 26/13 Miami 83/69 Atlanta 46/31 Detroit 15/0 Houston 47/39 Kansas City 17/10 Chicago 11/5 Minneapolis 4/1 El Paso 66/37 Denver 50/26 Billings 23/4 San Francisco 57/44 Seattle 42/39 Toronto 10/-8 Montreal -1/-14 Winnipeg -9/-15 Ottawa -3/-15 WORLD CITIESCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo W City Hi Lo W Hi Lo WCity Hi Lo W Hi Lo WWeather (W): s -sunny, pc -partly cloudy, c -cloudy, sh -showers, t -thunderstorms, r -rain, sf -snow flurries, sn -snow, i -ice. THE NATION Cold Warm Stationary Showers T-storms Rain Flurries Snow IceShown are noon positions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day. Fronts Precipitation -10s-0s0s10s20s30s40s50s60s70s80s90s100s110sU.S. ExtremesPublication date: 12/27/17 Today Thu. Today Thu. Today Thu. Today Thu.Albuquerque 59 30 s 58 29 s Anchorage 16 10 pc 17 12 c Atlanta 46 31 r 36 27 i Baltimore 32 12 sf 29 16 pc Billings 23 4 sn 13 1 sn Birmingham 42 30 c 46 30 c Boise 33 24 c 36 31 c Boston 22 6 s 15 4 s Buffalo 14 3 sf 12 1 c Burlington, VT 9 -7 s 3 -7 pc Charleston, WV 26 9 pc 30 18 pc Charlotte 49 22 c 35 22 c Chicago 11 5 s 18 11 sn Cincinnati 19 7 pc 24 15 c Cleveland 14 6 c 19 10 c Columbia, SC 50 29 r 39 25 c Columbus, OH 17 7 pc 22 16 c Concord, NH 16 -5 s 7 -7 s Dallas 39 30 c 45 35 c Denver 50 26 s 48 23 pc Des Moines 11 6 pc 20 4 sn Detroit 15 0 pc 17 10 sn Duluth -5 -12 s 4 -6 sn Fairbanks -5 -15 s -10 -19 pc Fargo -1 -4 s 6 -15 sn Hartford 21 3 s 14 2 s Helena 22 13 sn 19 1 sn Honolulu 82 68 sh 81 69 pc Houston 47 39 r 51 42 c Indianapolis 13 5 pc 23 10 c Jackson, MS 43 34 r 49 29 r Kansas City 17 10 pc 29 14 c Knoxville 37 18 c 41 23 c Las Vegas 65 43 s 68 44 s Los Angeles 74 53 s 78 53 s Louisville 24 14 pc 31 21 pc Memphis 33 19 c 37 22 c Milwaukee 8 3 s 18 9 sn Minneapolis 4 1 s 13 -3 sn Montgomery 45 36 r 46 30 r Nashville 32 17 c 39 24 c New Orleans 50 42 r 53 45 r New York City 26 13 pc 23 13 s Norfolk, VA 42 22 c 31 24 pc Oklahoma City 31 22 c 42 25 c Omaha 12 5 pc 21 8 c Philadelphia 29 14 pc 26 15 pc Phoenix 75 46 s 77 48 s Pittsburgh 19 8 s 23 16 pc Portland, ME 17 -4 s 8 -6 s Portland, OR 44 40 r 46 44 r Providence 24 6 s 16 6 s Raleigh 47 18 c 35 19 pc Salt Lake City 43 30 pc 44 32 pc St. Louis 19 10 pc 27 18 c San Antonio 44 38 c 49 41 c San Diego 69 49 s 71 50 s San Francisco 57 44 s 57 43 s Seattle 42 39 c 46 42 r Washington, DC 34 18 sf 29 21 pc Amsterdam 44 37 r 41 33 sh Baghdad 69 45 pc 67 48 pc Beijing 39 18 s 42 20 s Berlin 42 35 c 40 34 pc Buenos Aires 88 66 pc 92 69 s Cairo 69 56 pc 66 53 pc Calgary 5 -9 s 7 -9 pc Cancun 82 70 pc 83 69 pc Dublin 39 28 s 38 34 r Edmonton -1 -12 c -3 -21 s Halifax 19 7 c 15 12 c Kiev 40 34 pc 44 41 c London 41 31 pc 41 32 s Madrid 51 42 pc 57 42 pc Mexico City 72 43 pc 69 44 pc Montreal -1 -14 s -2 -14 pc Ottawa -3 -15 s -3 -14 s Paris 42 32 r 42 33 pc Regina -4 -14 c -4 -18 s Rio de Janeiro 87 73 r 85 75 r Rome 58 43 r 52 36 sh St. Johns 24 17 pc 26 22 sf San Juan 85 75 pc 84 75 pc Sydney 80 69 pc 83 72 pc Tokyo 48 36 s 47 38 s Toronto 10 -8 pc 9 -4 pc Vancouver 37 31 r 40 33 r Winnipeg -9 -15 pc 0 -18 snHigh ......................... 83 at Miami, FLLow ................ -36 at Embarrass, MN(For the 48 contiguous states yesterday)70New York City was hit by its biggest 24-hour snowstorm on Dec. 26 and 27, 1947; 26 inches accumulated in Central Park. Q: Colder air will produce more, or less, snow from the same amount of water?A: More snow Port Charlotte Tampa Bradenton Englewood Fort Myers Myakka City Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres Hull Arcadia Bartow Winter Haven Plant City Brandon St. Petersburg Wauchula Sebring Lake Wales Frostproof La Belle Felda Lake Placid Brighton Venus Longboat Key Placida Osprey Limestone Apollo Beach Venice Ft. Meade Sarasota Clearwater Boca Grande Cape Coral Sanibel Bonita Springs Shown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows. North Port 81/61 78/60 82/63 82/63 77/60 76/58 79/60 79/60 80/61 78/60 77/61 80/66 79/62 83/63 80/60 82/60 82/63 81/60 81/61 76/58 76/59 77/59 78/58 78/62 77/60 76/62 79/62 78/61 80/60 77/58 78/61 77/59 78/60 75/61 79/64 81/63 81/63 80/61 WEATHER LOS ANGELES „ Californias biggest wild“re on record did not grow overnight, of“cials said Tuesday morning. The Thomas “re burning in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties held steady at 281,620 acres and was 88 percent contained, the U.S. Forest Service said. The blaze, which started on Dec. 4, is the largest to burn in California since of“cial record-keeping began in 1932. The “re has destroyed 775 homes and damaged 208. Fire“ghting efforts were aided on Christmas Day by light winds and chilly overnight temperatures, of“cials said. On Tuesday, “re crews continued to patrol the blaze for hot spots and also worked to shore up containment lines in effort to stop the “re from moving deeper into the Los Padres National Forest or near coastal and valley homes. The size of the force “ghting the blaze at one point topped 8,000 “re“ghters but has since dwindled to about 900, the Forest Service said. A controlled burn on the north edge of the “re last week cut off a future path for the blaze to spread out of control, of“cials said. There was other good news. On Friday, the city of Santa Paula announced that authorities had rescued a 40to 60-pound female mountain lion cub that had wandered into town. The animal had burned paws. The cub appears to be an orphan cub and if it was not captured today, wouldve most likely starved and died,Ž the city said on Facebook. It was taken by representatives of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife to be treated and moved to a center, of“cials said.Thomas fire: Favorable conditions and a rescued mountain lion cubBy JOSEPH SERNALOS ANGELES TIMES AP PHOTOIn this photo released by Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a dozer from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department clears a re break across a canyon from atop Camino Cielo down to Gibraltar to make a stand, on Wednesday, Dec. 13, in the Santa Ynez Mountains area of Santa Barbara, California. PHOTO PROVIDEDA female mountain lion adno=50526430

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The Sun /Wednesday, December 27, 2017 www.yoursun.com Page 3 STATE-BY-STATE Jacob Taggart likes Star Wars : the costumes, the lightsabers, the battles. Hes a stereotypical kindergartner. Squirmy. A little shy. But unlike most 5-year-olds, hes lived his life with specic restrictions. He cant join his friends on the monkey bars. Or count to 10 on his ngers. Because only ve of them were fully formed. With only part of his thumb, a bit of his rst nger, no middle nger and two little nubsŽ on the right hand, Jacob, who lives in north Phoenix, was starting to fall behind in kindergarten, his grandmother Linda Taggart said. Because he is right-handed, he struggled to write and couldnt fully participate in activities such as nger painting. Perhaps thats why Jacob feels such a kinship with Star Wars After all, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader were missing hands or limbs. Many of the characters, including Jacobs favorite „ the Stormtroopers „ wore suits that resembled contemporary prostheses. Jacobs life changed Friday when a non-prot organization gifted him a mechanical prosthetic arm. The pre-Christmas present left the 5-year-old speechless, in awe of his new, 100% real „ but still fantastic-looking „ white and black hand. In September, the MORE Foundationannounced a program that would use 3D printing technology to create low-cost, high-quality prosthetic hands for children. The mechanical device would give children the ability to grip, hold and throw objects. It would also be highly customizable. Marc Jacofsky, the organizations executive director, contacted the Taggart family after one of Jacobs therapists referred him to the program. We didnt think it was reality,Ž Linda said. We never thought itd happen this soon. Were just really excited.Ž With this prosthetic hand, Jacob will be able to play baseball and ride his bike „ two activities his grandma said he was dying to do. Hell be able to drink water bottles and write with his dominant right hand. The organization, which conducts musculoskeletal and orthopedics research and provides medical education training in the community, took the 3D printing a step further, customizing Jacobs hand so it looked like a Stormtrooper. Kids want a hand that says something about who they are, that kind of displays their personality,Ž Jacofsky said. HIGHLIGHT: ARIZONA Jacob Taggart tests his prosthetic hand.SEAN LOGAN/THE ARIZONA REPUBLICStar Wars buff sports Stormtrooper handTaylor SeelyThe Arizona RepublicALABAMAAnniston: The agency created to redevelop Fort McClellan sold the headquarters area for $2.3million to a group that will create independent living apartments as part of a $23 million renovation. ALASKAJuneau: The only federally recognized tribal college in Alaska has announced that it will waive tuition for the states Native students starting next semester. ARIZONADouglas: Police found several packages of marijuana hidden under the hood of pickup truck after the vehicle caught re, The Sierra Vista Herald reports. ARKANSASLittle Rock: Cam Patterson, the chief operating ocer of New York Presbyterian Hospitals Weill-Cornell Medical Center, is a search committees choice to become chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. CALIFORNIAYosemite National Park: The last Native American village in Yosemite Valley, destroyed in the 1960s by the National Park Service, is being rebuilt so that Miwuk Indian youths can learn about their culture, the Fresno Bee reports. COLORADOColorado Springs: Ocials say a record-breaking number of people, more than 487,000, visited the summit of Pikes Peak this year. CONNECTICUTHartford: Higher education has come to the citys downtown. The University of Connecticut and Trinity College recently established locations there. DELAWAREDover: Health ocials say Delaware has a 10% decline in Aordable Care Act enrollment next year compared with this year. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:Police say a suburban Washington driver who was operating under the inuence hit a sign that lodged in the cars windshield and kept on going while authorities tried to stop the car. FLORIDATallahassee: Gov. Rick Scotts Project SunburstŽ plan to put his emails and those of top sta online has ended quietly. GEORGIARome: A Confederate monument at Myrtle Hill Cemetery was taken down after being vandalized. The Rome News-Tribune reports that the hands and rie of the soldier gure were cut o and the face was bashed in. HAWAIIHonolulu: Hawaiis two largest banks say theyll give cash bonuses to most of their employees and increase the minimum wage by next month, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports. IDAHOBurley: State police say a pickup truck thief was arrested after the vehicle ran out of gas on Interstate 84 and a trooper stopped to help, The Times-News reports. ILLINOISBrookeld: The Brookeld Zoo says Aussie the polar bear was euthanized last week at age 32 after a decline in health. INDIANAWest Lafayette: State ocials have approved more than $37 million for a new veterinary teaching hospital at Purdue University, the Journal & Courier reports. IOWADubuque: The county conservation board has approved a privately nanced bike trail through a forest preserve, the Telegraph Herald reports. KANSASMarion: The Marion-Florence School District has stopped letting high school seniors personalize parking spaces after one student painted his spot with a gay pride rainbow ag. KENTUCKYFrankfort: The Kentucky Capitol will soon have its rst lifesized statue of a woman. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that ocials will erect a statue of Nettie Depp, who was elected superintendent of Barren County schools in 1913. LOUISIANABaton Rouge: State ocials have unveiled a second mobile pet shelter for emergencies, similar to the one used durin g the 2015 hurricane season. MAINESanford: City ocials renewed the lease of the Cockpit Cafe at the Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport, The Journal Tribune reports. MARYLANDAberdeen: Authorities say an 18-year police veteran has admitted stealing heroin, cocaine and Fentanyl from city agencys evidence room.MASSACHUSETTSBoston: The city is expanding its Post-Overdose Response Team, which has public health workers and emergency responders make follow-up visits to people who survived an overdose on drugs. MICHIGANLansing: A new state law is aimed at encouraging grocery stores to open in underserved urban areas. MINNESOTARochester: Some state farmers are using a combination of greenhouses and late-season vegetable storage to extend the usual summer and fall markets through the winter months, The Post Bulletin reports. MISSISSIPPITupelo: City police ocers are receiving settlement checks for back wages after a federal probe found that Tupelo violated overtime rules, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports. MISSOURISt. Joseph: Lafayette High School Principal Chris Early lost a bet with student council members and suered the consequences: He was taped to a wall, The St. Joseph News-Press reports. The students had to collect 1,000 cans to donate to food banks. They brought in more than 3,000. MONTANABillings: The Interior Department has approved a 60million ton ex p ansion of the Rosebud Mine. NEBRASKAHoldredge: Power ocials are lowering the water level at Johnson Lake to prepare for a maintenance outage on a hydro plant below the lake. NEVADAAmargosa Valley: Authorities are looking for ve people who entered the closed Devils Hole area at Death Valley National Park and damaged government property. NEW HAMPSHIREConcord: The state Fish and Game Department is oering a free ice shing day on Jan. 20. That day, people can sh without a license. NEW JERSEYTrenton: Gov. Chris Christie pardoned a police ocer who forfeited his job after admitting giving condential law enforcement data to a neighbor. The pardon was one of 10 announced last week by Christies oce. NEW MEXICOAlbuquerque: Authorities say a suspended University of New Mexico fraternity being investigated for misconduct allegations wont reopen, The Albuquerque Journal reports.NEW YORKAlbany: Gov. Andrew Cuomo has selected 23 historic sites for inclusion on the state and national registers of historic places. NORTH CAROLINARalei g h: Environmental regulators will start testing major drinking water supplies after a chemical used to make Teon was found in Wilmingtons water.NORTH DAKOTAGrand Forks: Border security authorities are trying to recruit University of North Dakota students to alleviate a pilot shortage, KFGO-AM reports.OHIOSandusky: The operator of a dozen hospitals in Ohio and Michigan is buying a home medical equipment business, the Sandusky Register reports. OKLAHOMASapulpa: The Commerce Department awarded a $1.5 million grant to this Tulsa suburb for water system improvements. OREGONPortland: A state audit calls for more oversight of Oregons nearly 50 alternative high schools and online schools that account for nearly half of the states dropouts but enroll only 10% of its high school students, The Oregonian reports. PENNSYLVANIAPhiladelphia: The parents of a 4-month-old girl say the child was attacked by a raccoon inside their home, KYW-TV reports. RHODE ISLANDProvidence: The city is launching an electric bicycle sharing system next summer. SOUTH CAROLINALancaster: Three people are accused of possessing weapons and other military gear stolen from an Army National Guard armory, The Herald reports. Authorities say the weapons include machine guns and a grenade launcher. SOUTH DAKOTAPierre: State wildlife ocials say theyve sold 18% fewer pheasant hunting licenses to out-ofstate residents this year. TENNESSEEMorristown: Hamblen County Commissioners have rejected a symbolic resolution condemning same-sex marriage. The vote was 5-4 against with four abstentions. TEXASCorpus Christi: The Coast Guard conscated a Mexican shing vessel after nding its crew illegally shing o the Texas coast. The fourperson crew was transferred to the Border Patrol.UTAHSalt Lake City: Vending machines designed to accept charitable contributions placed Dec. 1by the Mormon church at Temple Square downtown brought in nearly $500,000, the Deseret News reports. VERMONTSt. Albans: State police say speeding is on the rise across Vermont. The Burlington Free Press reports 8,975 tickets issued this year through about mid-December.VIRGINIARichmond: State regulators ordered Dominion Energy to put a new transmission line under the Rappahannock River, not over it with concrete pilings in the river as the utility wanted, The Richmond TimesDispatch reports. WASHINGTONRedmond: Authorities say 10 people were taken to hospitals for carbon monoxide exposure after a vehicle was accidentally left running in a garage attached to a townhome, KOMO-TV reports.WEST VIRGINIACharleston: A partnership between the state and The Conservation Fund will protect about 32,000 acres of forest as habitat for West Virginias new elk population, The Herald-Dispatch reports. WISCONSINColumbus: Police say the former executive director of the Midwest Horse Fair is accused of stealing more than $200,000 from the organization for personal purchases, including her college tuition, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.WYOMINGCheyenne: Enrollment in the states public schools is falling along with the population. Almost 300 fewer students enrolled in Wyoming schools this year compared with last year, The Northern Wyoming Daily News reports. Compiled from sta, wire reports News from across the US A

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Page 4 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Wednesday, December 27, 2017 STATE/FROM PAGE ONE ALMANACToday is Wednesday, Dec. 27 the 361st day of 2017. There are four days left in the year. Today in historyOn Dec. 27, 1927 the musical play Show Boat,Ž with music by Jerome Kern and libretto by Oscar Hammerstein II, opened at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York, beginning a run of 572 performances. On this dateIn 1831 naturalist Charles Darwin set out on a round-theworld voyage aboard the HMS Beagle. In 1904 James Barries play Peter Pan: The Boy Who Wouldnt Grow UpŽ opened at the Duke of Yorks Theater in London. In 1932 New York Citys Radio City Music Hall first opened. In 1947 the original version of the puppet character Howdy Doody made his TV debut on NBCs Puppet Playhouse.Ž In 1968 Apollo 8 and its three astronauts made a safe, nighttime splashdown in the Pacific. In 1970 the musical play Hello, Dolly!Ž closed on Broadway after a run of 2,844 performances. In 1985 Palestinian guerrillas opened fire inside the Rome and Vienna airports; 19 victims were killed, plus four attackers who were slain by police and security personnel. American naturalist Dian Fossey, 53, who had studied gorillas in the wild in Rwanda, was found hacked to death. Todays birthdaysActor John Amos is 78. ABC News correspondent Cokie Roberts is 74. Rock musician Mick Jones (Foreigner) is 73. Singer Tracy Nelson is 73. Actor Gerard Depardieu is 69. Jazz singer-musician T.S. Monk is 68. Singersongwriter Karla Bonoff is 66. Rock musician David Knopfler (Dire Straits) is 65. Actress Tovah Feldshuh is 64. Journalist-turnedpolitician Arthur Kent is 64. Actress Maryam DAbo is 57. Country musician Jeff Bryant is 55. Actor Ian Gomez is 53. Actress Theresa Randle is 53. Actress Eva LaRue is 51. Wrestler and actor Bill Goldberg is 51. Actress Tracey Cherelle Jones is 48. Bluegrass singer-musician Darrin Vincent (Dailey & Vincent) is 48. Rock musician Guthrie Govan is 46. Musician Matt Slocum is 45. Actor Wilson Cruz is 44. Singer Olu is 44. Actor Masi Oka is 43. Actor Aaron Stanford is 41. Actress Emilie de Ravin is 36. Christian rock musician James Mead (Kutless) is 35. Rock singer Hayley Williams (Paramore) is 29. Country singer Shay Mooney (Dan & Shay) is 26. PARIS (AP) „ Urban scientists and Paris foodies are getting excited about a bizarre discovery atop a hotel near the Eiffel Tower: the first-ever wild truffle growing in the French capital. Its just one 25-gram winter truffle. But truffles normally sprout only in limited areas of southern Europe, and are so rare that the most prized versions can sell for thousands of euros per kilogram. The National Museum of National History, which confirmed the discovery Friday, called it a beautiful exampleŽ of environmental benefits of rooftop gardens sprouting across Paris and other cities. Urban ecology researcher Frederic Madre described on France-Info television finding the mushroom beneath a hornbeam tree at the Mercure Paris Centre hotel. This truffle was donated to science „ but the hotel is already hoping to be able to offer homegrown truffles to diners someday.ODD NEWS Wild truffle grows on Paris rooftop, in scientific mysteryTALLAHASSEE „ As the state House plows through a long and potentially expensive menu of options to recover from Hurricane Irma and brace for Floridas next hurricane, Senate President Joe Negron is con“dent the storm that walloped the state in September wont blow a hole in the upcoming budget. But potential public and private costs from Irma are staggering: € Agriculture of“cials have estimated Irma caused a $2.5 billion hit on crops and facilities. € The insurance industry is facing $6.55 billion in property damage claims. € Utility customers could be asked to pay more than $1 billion to cover the costs of getting power restored. € The Florida Division of Emergency Management said that as of Dec. 14, federal agencies had provided more than $2.49 billion to help cover Irma-related losses. State of“cials have yet to put an overall price tag on Floridas costs from Irma, which left destruction from the Keys to Jacksonville. Added to that are potential costs from Hurricane Maria, which is impacting Florida as evacuees from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have moved to the state. Negron said during an interview this month that as lawmakers await a February update on tax revenues, the short-term effect of Irma on the state has been modestly negative.Ž While Irma cut revenue in September, Negron said forecasters anticipate an uptick in post-storm revenue to offset the losses. He retained optimism about drawing up a 2018-2019 budget, which economists had expected to be tight even before Irma hit. I dont think that it dramatically alters how we build our budget,Ž Negron said. I still think there will be room for environmental priorities, educational priorities, and so I dont think the hurricane spending will necessarily mean that there are other things that simply cant be done. Theyre not going to displace priorities that the House and Senate have. Were going to have to address it, but well still be able to do other things as well.Ž But as the annual 60-day legislative session prepares to start Jan. 9, ideas for addressing hurricane issues „ some of them potentially expensive „ have continued to emerge. Members of the House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness have continued to revise and offer recommendations that they will discuss Jan. 8 on the eve of the session. Any recommendations would need approval from the full House and Senate, but the ideas touch a wide range of issues. For example, some lawmakers are looking for ways to speed evacuations when big storms threaten the state. Among proposals tossed out are using passenger trains, using a cruise ship to get people out of the Lower Keys or extending the Suncoast Parkway toll road north of the Tampa Bay area. Other potentially high-pro“le recommendations include such things as strategically locating petroleum distribution centers and requiring utility lines to be placed underground. Rep. Dane Eagle, a Cape Coral Republican who offered the proposal to use passenger trains to get people out of evacuation zones, also suggested the state look into the Florida Department of Transportation purchasing emergency generators for vital highway-railroad crossings. It is in the public interest to ensure that railroads in Strategic Intermodal System corridors are able to quickly resume operations following a hurricane event in order to deliver critical fuel supplies, bulk liquids such as chlorine for water treatment plants, building materials and other relief supplies to affected areas of the state,Ž Eagles recommendation said. Rep. Elizabeth Porter, R-Lake City, earlier suggested the state consider using rail transport before, during and after hurricanes to speed fuel to impacted areas. Irma, which made landfall Sept. 10 in Monroe and Collier counties and barreled up the state, was Floridas “rst major hurricane since the devastating 2004 and 2005 seasons. Along with evacuation issues, Irma also caused widespread damage in the agriculture industry, left millions of Floridians temporarily without electricity and led to problems in cleaning up debris. Lawmakers are discussing a variety of those types of issues as they prepare for the session.Hurricane Irma brings ideas „ and costs „ for stateBy JIM TURNERTHE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA NEGRON Trump himself worked behind the scenes, making phone calls to key members and, perhaps more importantly, reined in his public criticism of members of his own party. But while he stuck to GOP orthodoxy on those domestic matters, Trump has steadfastly declined to adopt conventional approaches on foreign policy, straining decades-long alliances, refusing to condemn authoritarian regimes on human rights abuses and escalating the rhetoric in a nuclear standoff with North Korea. That came to a head during a July 20 meeting in the windowless Pentagon room known as The Tank,Ž which shined a spotlight on the sharp learning curve that the president faced as he grew into his new job. It also revealed the tensions within the administration between those seasoned in international affairs „ including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who reportedly called the president a moronŽ afterward „ and those eager to pull back from international entanglements. Six days later, FBI agents, armed with a search warrant, emerged from Trumps former campaign chairman Paul Manaforts home in Alexandria, Va. with a trove of material. A new, more dangerous, chapter had begun in special counsel Robert Muellers investigation into possible coordination between the presidents campaign and Russian of“cials. Scores of top aides and allies, including Jared Kushner and Trumps eldest son, Donald Jr., have been questioned by Mueller and congressional investigators. In October, Manafort was charged with money laundering and other “nancial crimes related to his political consulting work in Ukraine. And on Dec. 1, former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents and is cooperating with the investigation. Trump had grown furious at the distraction, fuming to advisers that he had done nothing wrong while railing that it was a conspiracy by Democrats and the so-called deep stateŽ to delegitimize his presidency. Yet he emerged from the crucible of the 13 days in July with a more organized and less drama-“lled White House, as well as lessons learned that would yield legislative victories. But the president himself remains unchanged. Impulsive and unconventional, Trump has spent his “rst year in of“ce casting aside norms and mores. With his Twitter account as his weapon, he has shown no willingness to ignore any slight or change the brash ways that he believes got him elected. Its so easy to act presidential,Ž Trump told supporters in Ohio on July 25. But thats not gonna get it done.ŽJULYFROM PAGE 1Most of the guns our of“cers intercept are loaded,Ž Koshetz said. You see the way many passengers ”ing their carry-on bags onto the X-ray belts in the checkpoints. An accidental discharge could have tragic results.Ž Koshetz said passengers who bring a gun to a security checkpoint face civil penalties from TSA of up to $13,000, even if they arent arrested. The agency has seen a rise in the number of guns brought to checkpoints across the state over the past “ve years, according to a recent TSA report. So far this year, 505 weapons have been found at checkpoints at the states largest airports. The largest numbers have come from “ve of the states largest airports: Tampa International, Orlando International, Fort LauderdaleHollywood International, Miami International and Jacksonville International. Tampa International tops the list with 97 guns, followed by Orlando at 91. Agents intercepted 72 guns at Fort Lauderdales airport, 52 at Miamis airport and 39 at Jacksonvilles airport. In 2016, 3,391 “rearms were discovered in carry-on luggage at 238 of the nations airports in 2016, an increase of 28 percent over 2015, the report shows. Harts“eld-Jackson Atlanta International Airport topped the list with 198 incidents, followed by Dallas Fort Worth International Airport at 128. The Tampa and Orlando airports had 79 and 86, respectively, putting them on the TSAs top 10 list for “rearms discoveries at checkpoints. The total numbers havent been tallied for 2017. In addition to “rearms, TSA agents also intercept thousands of knives, brass knuckles and other hazardous materials at the checkpoints.AIRPORTFROM PAGE 1 Trumps refusal to overtly criticize Russia, some diplomats say, has emboldened Putin in his military actions in Ukraine, where Russian-backed rebels are battling a pro-West government in Kiev. Kurt Volker, the administrations special envoy for Ukraine, said that some of the worst “ghting since February took place over the last two weeks, with numerous civilian casualties. Volker accused Russia of massiveŽ cease-“re violations. Nicholas Burns, who served as a senior American diplomat under Republican and Democratic administrations, said the administrations strategy was riddled with contradictions that have left the U.S. ineffective. Trump needs a strong State Department to implementŽ its strategy, he said. Instead, State and the foreign service are being weakened and often sidelined.Ž Trumps policy of the last 12 months is a radical departure from every president since WWII,Ž Burns said in an interview. Trump is weak on NATO, Russia, trade, climate, diplomacy. The U.S. is declining as a global leader.Ž The most recent example of U.S. isolation came with Trumps decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, delighting many Israelis, but angering Palestinians and reversing decades of international consensus. On Thursday, an overwhelming majority of the U.N. General Assembly, including many U.S. allies, voted to demand the U.S. rescind the decision. For the last quarter-century, successive U.S. governments have held themselves up as an honest brokerŽ in mediating peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. Trump insisted he is not giving up on a peace deal, but most parties involved interpreted his announcement as clearly siding with Israel. From now on, it is out of the question for a biased United States to be a mediator between Israel and Palestine,Ž Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a summit of more than 50 Muslim countries that he hosted in Istanbul. That period is over.Ž Daniel Kurtzer, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel and Egypt under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, said that if a peace deal is to be made now, it wont be from American policy.Ž Trump took himself and the administration out of the peace process for the foreseeable future,Ž he said. Trump had boasted of his ability to convene Muslim leaders during his trip to Saudi Arabia in May, but that would seem far less possible today. In Jordan, arguably Washingtons closest Arab ally in the Middle East, government-controlled television has started 24-hour broadcasts of invitations to follow a Twitter account whose hashtag roughly translates as Jerusalem is ours, our Arabness.Ž Regional leaders and analysts also say that for all of Trumps tough rhetoric, they see few concrete steps by the U.S. to counter Irans steady expansion of its military, economic and political in”uence, a perception that Iranian leaders are happy to exploit. Trump is ranting and making empty threats,Ž said Hamid Reza Taraghi, a conservative Iranian politician with close ties to Irans supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Russia, China and Iran are gaining ground in the Middle East, and America is losing ground and in”uence.Ž That view is also shared by Iranian moderates, with whom the Obama administration thought it could work. The reality on the ground in the Middle East is that the American administration has failed to form an ef“cient coalition against its self-proclaimed enemies,Ž said Nader Karimi Juni, an independent Iranian analyst who writes for reformist dailies and magazines. Now Russia is celebrating its victory in Syria, and America is watching as an onlooker,Ž Juni said. In Syria and Iraq, the U.S. under Trump has succeeded in helping its allies drive Islamic State militants out of their strongholds. But Washington has opted to take a back seat in the other con”icts roiling the two countries. Another round of recent U.N.-mediated and U.S.-backed peace talks on Syria wrapped up in Geneva without any progress. Instead, a Russia-led process is gaining traction. Even some longtime opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad quietly acknowledge that Sochi, the Black Sea resort where Russia aims to convene a Syrian peoples congressŽ next year, and not Geneva, will be the focus of efforts to bring an end to the war. Trump has won praise in parts of South Asia, a region his team has redubbed the Indo-Paci“cŽ and where it is favoring India and Afghanistan over Pakistan. The administration has asked Congress for $350 million in aid to Pakistan for 2018, not quite one-tenth the amount Washington provided “ve years ago. Afghan of“cials say they are encouraged by Trumps renewed pressure on neighboring Pakistan to take decisive actionŽ to stop militant groups operating from its soil. Our partnership, which re”ects a renewed U.S. commitment, will set the conditions to end the war and “nally bringing peace to Afghanistan,Ž Afghan President Ashraf Ghanis of“ce said in a statement. But even there, of“cials say they worry that Trumps bellicose rhetoric will strengthen Chinas status as a power broker.STATUREFROM PAGE 1 AP PHOTOU.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters on Sept. 19.

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Simon Property Gp SPG 150.15 6 188.10 169.36+2.29 +1.4 s s s -4.7 -1.1 21 7.40f Stein Mart SMRT 0.89 1 5.65 1.22 +.04 +3.0 s s t -77.8 -76.3 dd 0.30 Suntrust Bks STI 51.96 0 66.62 65.29 -.47 -0.7 t s s +19.0 +19.5 17 1.60 Superior Uniform SGC 16.65 9 28.85 26.48 -.78 -2.9 t s s +35.0 +43.9 24 0.38 Tech Data TECD 81.42 6 111.10 97.85 -.96 -1.0 t t s +15.6 +14.5 16 ... Wendys Co WEN 13.03 9 16.98 16.51 +.07 +0.4 s s s +22.1 +21.4 40 0.28 World Fuel Svcs INT 25.80 2 47.49 28.39 +.08 +0.3 s s t -38.2 -37.9 13 0.24No one wants to be caught off-guard when it comes to their “nances. So The Associated Press asked several experts to share their opinion on what will happen with some key issues in 2018 that will directly impact your personal “nancial well-being. Heres a look at their forecasts: Q. What should I expect from gas prices? A. Gas prices are still quite low, historically speaking, and were fairly steady in 2017. But 2018 may be a bit more rocky, according to Tom Kloza, global head of energy analysis at the Oil Price Information Service. Kloza estimates the average price for regular gasoline will end 2017 around $2.39 a gallon. A typical family might consume 90 gallons of regular gas each month, so their cost in 2017 has been around $215 per month. Overall, Kloza expects the average price nationwide to rise to around $2.45 for 2018. Thats still well below the more than $3 a gallon that Americans faced from 2011 to 2014. Like every year, prices will vary greatly by region and season. A word of warning though „ hurricanes or recessions could disrupt even the best estimates. Q. What will the job market look like in 2018? A. The current strength in the job market should carry into 2018. This is particularly true if you are in a high-demand “eld like health care, technology or e-commerce, said Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at jobsite Glassdoor. Todays labor market is probably the tightest in a generation so that puts workers in a strong bargaining position with employers,Ž said Chamberlain. Companies in high-demand “elds should offer pay raises and other incentives to help attract and retain workers. Those not in high-demand “elds may see some improvements in workplace conditions too. Experts like Chamberlain are warning job-holders not to get lulled into complacency by the unusually long U.S. economic expansion. As economists say: times are good until they arent. Chamberlain said this is a good time to prepare for an inevitable downturn by socking away money in savings, polishing your resume and keeping your list of work accomplishments handy. Q. What about tax changes? A. This is the big question mark for many. The tax overhaul bill, which passed Congress and signed by President Donald Trump, would take effect in 2018. You may see changes almost immediately in your withholdings from your paycheck. The IRS said earlier this month that it is closely monitoring the bill and expects to issue initial withholding guidance in January, which would allow taxpayers to begin seeing the bene“ts of the change as early as February. However, other big changes from the overhaul „ such as a lower tax rate or elimination of some deductions „ wont be fully evident until you complete your taxes in the spring of 2019. Generally speaking, the legislation reduces levies on the wealthiest Americans, while making more modest tax reductions for most others. The tax cuts for individuals are temporary, expiring in 2026. And while it doubles the standard deduction used by most Americans, that will also end in eight years. Q. Will wages go up next year? A. In short: most likely. Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said that the tight labor market is expected to remain tight. That means companies will be hard pressed to “nd and retain workers, and in turn, will likely raise pay. Unemployment in the U.S. is already at a 17-year low of 4.1 percent and the economy is growing at a good clip, over 3 percent at last measure. But Shepherdson and other economists think this growth period is near its end, which is typically when the best gains come for workers. He describes next year as the sweet spotŽ for individuals to get raises that leave them feeling better off. The only thing that could throw off this lower unemployment trend „ which drives the wage growth „ is if signi“cant numbers of workers whove been on the sidelines try to rejoin the workforce. That is possible, but its very low (risk),Ž he said. If we were going to see a big surge we would have seen it by now.Ž Q. How is the housing market shaping up for 2018? A. This years turbulent politics, natural disasters and more should play out in the housing market in 2018, said Ralph McLaughlin, chief economist for housing website Trulia. There will be less enthusiasm for home buying and more enthusiasm for selling, he said. That will help ease two major headwinds in the current market: low inventory and high prices. However, there will be lower demand for homes prone to natural disasters, following this years string of hurricanes, wild“res and ”oods. There will also be a geographic reaction to the tax plan. The shrunken deduction for home interest and property taxes could dampen enthusiasm for homes in expensive and high-tax areas such as parts of the Northeast and much of the West. However, a major increase in the standard deduction should help boost demand in the Midwest and South, where few mortgages and property tax bills are large enough to warrant itemized deductions. Trulia expects prices to rise across the county at a slower rate as the market starts to come into more balance. And for renters, the rate of rent will increase further but at a more modest pace thanks to new construction.What to expect for your personal finances in 2018By SARAH SKIDMORE SELLAP PERSONAL FINANCE WRITER A listless day of trading on Wall Street ended with major stock indexes closing slightly lower Tuesday, weighed down by losses among some big technology companies. Apple slid 2.5 percent amid speculation that the consumer electronics giant might cut its targets for sales of its latest iPhone. Banks also declined, outweighing gains by energy companies and retailers. Oil prices closed higher. Trading was light as investors returned from the Christmas holiday. Its a low-volume day after Christmas, with hardly anything going on,Ž said Tom Martin, senior portfolio manager with Globalt Investments. You have one piece of news that is signi“cant on a major company, Apple. That moved some of the components around.Ž The Standard & Poors 500 index fell 2.84 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,680.50. The Dow Jones industrial average slid 7.85 points, or 0.03 percent, to 24,746.21. The Nasdaq lost 23.71 points, or 0.3 percent, to 6,936.25. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 1.30 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,544.23. Stocks had “nished higher for “ve straight weeks heading into this week. They are on pace to “nish every month this year with gains, when dividends are included. The major indexes were slightly lower early on and veered little for the rest of the day. It was the lightest day of trading in about a year. Technology companies pulled the market lower from the get-go, weighed down by chipmakers and Apple, among other big names. Apple slid after a Taiwanese newspaper reported that the company may cut iPhone X sales targets amid weak sales. The stock declined $4.44 to $170.57. Chipmaker Micron Technology lost $1.87, or 4.2 percent, to $42.25. Despite the slide, technology remains the best-performing sector in the S&P 500 this year with a gain of 37.4 percent. Energy companies posted the biggest gains Tuesday as oil prices rose. Range Resources gained 53 cents, or 3.2 percent, to $16.99. Benchmark U.S. crude gained $1.50, or 2.6 percent, to settle at $59.97 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, which is used to price international oils, rose $1.77, or 2.7 percent, to close at $67.02 in London. Investors also bid up shares in big retail stocks and consumer products companies. Kohls jumped $3.21, or 6 percent, to $56.87, while Macys added $1.18, or 4.6 percent, to $26.85. Traders welcomed the latest corporate deal news. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals climbed 5.9 percent after it agreed to be acquired by drugmaker Mallinckrodt for $839 million, or $18 a share. Sucampo makes a constipation drug called Amitiza and it had $230 million in total revenue last year. Sucampo added $1 to $18. Mallinckrodt picked up 16 cents to $23.48.US stocks finish slightly lowerBy ALEX VEIGAAP BUSINESS WRITER

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ING 18.49 +.02 q iShGold 12.32 +.07 q iShBrazil 39.99 +.48 q iShEMU 43.48 -.01 q iShSilver 15.59 +.19 q iShSelDiv 98.44 +.12 q iShChinaLC 45.98 ... q iSCorSP500269.12 -.34 q iShUSAgBd 108.96 +.09 q iShEMkts 46.46 -.04 q iShiBoxIG 120.81 +.16 q iSh ACWI 71.92 -.08 q iSh20 yrT 12 5.14 +.37 q iSh7-10yTB 105.08 +.04 q iS Eafe 70.09 -.02 q iShiBxHYB 87.13 +.13 q iShNsdBio s107.44 +.50 q iSR2KVal 126.56 +.12 q iShR2K 153.28 +.09 q iShCorHiDv 90.11 -.02 q iShUSPfd 38.07 -.04 q iShREst 80.23 +.39 q iShCrSPS s 77.13 +.07 q iShCorEafe 65.77 ... dd iBio .18 +.01 Idacorp 89.86 -.80 dd IdealPower 1.66 +.35 dd Ignyta 26.70 -.15 ITW 167.10 -.03 dd ImunoCll rs .31 +.03 dd ImunoGn 6.51 +.02 dd Imunmd 14.90 +. 25 IndBkMI 22.85 -.10 dd IndiaGCap 1.26 +.60 Infosys 16.21 +.11 IngerRd 89.21 -.56 Ingredion 140.35 -.22 dd Inpixon rs .22 ... ... InspMD rs .13 -.01 dd InsysTher s 8.20 +1.08 Intel 46.08 -.62 dd InterceptP 64.85 +2.07 IBM 152.83 +.33 ... IntlGmeT n 26.27 +.02 IntPap 57.49 -.49 IntrpDia rs 1.06 +.12 Interpublic 20.23 -.16 dd Intersectns 2.13 -.20 IntSurg s 365.83 +2.67 InvestBncp 13.89 -.13 ... IonisPhm 50.73 -.13 q iShJapan rs 60.04 +.03 q iSTaiwn rs 35.36 -.44 q iSh UK rs 35.32 -.01 q iShCorEM 56.04 -.07 ... ItauUnibH 12.90 +.06 J-K-L JD.com 42.14 -.05 JPMorgCh 107.02 -.43 q JPMAlerian 27.50 +.15 Jabil 26.24 -.46 JacobsEng 66.05 -.23 ... JaggedPk n 16.35 +.44 dd JkksPac 2.35 -.15 JetBlue 22.58 +.14 JohnJn 140.09 -.03 JohnContl n 37.90 -.21 JnprNtwk 28.86 ... KKR 20.99 -.19 KLA Tnc 107.65 -1.67 38 KLX 69.28 +6.28 KC Southn 107.64 -.55 q KA MLP 18.68 +.58 Kellogg 68.15 +.05 cc KennWils 17.30 -.10 dd KeryxBio 4.66 +.1 4 Keycorp 20.33 -.11 KimbClk 121.31 +.65 Kimco 18.25 +.23 KindMorg 18.11 +.06 KindredHlt 9.40 -.25 cc Kinross g 4.32 +.07 ... KlondexM g 2.78 +.26 15 Kohls 56.87 +3.21 KraftHnz n 78.11 -.13 dd KratosDef 10.67 -.26 Kroger s 27.80 -.45 Kulicke 23.98 -.36 L Brands 62.95 +1.59 L-3 Tch 197.33 -.37 ... LM FdgA n 1.84 +.58 LTC Prp 43.45 +.18 LamResrch 184.31 -2.38 ... LambWst n 55.18 -.64 Land star 105.40 ... LaredoPet 10.75 +.17 LaSalleH 28.46 ... LeggPlat 47.54 +.48 dd LendingClb 4.21 +.10 LennarA 63.89 -.11 ... LexnFint n 14.39 +.19 q LbtyASE 6.28 -.01 LibQVC A 25.74 -.44 LibtProp 43.10 +.17 dd LimelghtN 4.52 -.13 LincElec 91.45 +.91 ... LloydBkg 3.67 +.01 LockhdM 318.51 +.48 ... LI IcedT n 4.80 -1.21 Lowes 91.89 +.70 dd Lumentm n 49.70 -3.10 M-N-0 M&T Bk 171.99 -1.08 dd MBIA 7.64 -.09 MDC 31.78 +.22 MDU Res 26.14 -.07 MGIC Inv 14.54 -.01 MGM Rsts 33.35 +.01 q MVC Cap 10.87 +.09 Macquarie 64.02 +.17 Macys 26.85 +1.18 Magna g s 57.15 -.22 ... Mallinckdt 23.48 +.16 ... MannKd rs 2.34 -.07 ... Manulife g 20.95 -.05 dd MarathnO 17.26 +.36 ... MaraPat rs 4.53 +.09 MarathPt s 66.84 +.48 MAR 133.30 -.67 MartinMid 14.10 +.15 MarvellTch 21.84 -.11 MasterCrd 151.28 +.43 cc Mattel 15.72 -.12 MaximIntg 52.70 -.45 McCorm 102.01 +.09 McDrmInt 6.66 -.11 McDnlds 171.29 -.13 McKesson 158.90 +.46 dd McEwenM 2.37 +.12 MedProp 13.65 +.06 MedleyCap 5.29 -.10 Medtrnic 81.47 -.07 MeetGrp 2.96 -.19 Merck 56.34 -.02 MercGn 53.05 +.25 Meredith 69.45 +1.15 Meritor 23.85 -.03 MetLife 50.67 -.09 MicronT 42.25 -1.87 Microsoft 85.40 -.11 dd Microvisn 1.69 + .04 Middleby 132.79 +.75 MdsxWatr 40.43 -.20 q MHowHiInc 12.42 -.09 ... MitsuUFJ 7.35 -.09 ... MobileTele 10.56 +.14 MolsCoorB 81.82 +.72 ... Momo 25.23 -.19 Mondelez 43.42 +.06 Moog A 87.62 -.32 MorgStan 52.47 -.25 Mosaic 25.50 -.02 MotrlaSolu 90.67 -.09 dd MurphO 31.98 +.82 Mylan NV 42.27 +.22 ... Myomo n 4.08 +.12 NCR Corp 33.63 +.04 NQ Mobile 3.82 -.18 NRG Egy 28.43 +.27 NRG Yld C 18.80 +.10 ... NTT DOCO 23.79 +.13 dd Nabors 6.63 +.18 NatFuGas 54.85 +.06 NtHlthInv 76.41 +.42 dd NOilVarco 35.62 +.18 Navient 13.46 +.11 dd NektarTh 60.00 +2.01 Neogen 82.89 +.39 ... NetElem rs 13.75 -.81 cc Netflix s 187.76 -2.18 NwGold g 3.35 +.07 NJ Rscs s 38.65 -.10 NewMedia 17.10 +.15 NewOriEd 92.46 +.71 NewResid 18.30 +.02 NY CmtyB 13.20 -.08 NYMtgTr 6.25 +.02 NewellRub 30.92 +.25 Newmt M 37.57 +.65 NextEraEn 154.00 -.54 NiSource s 25.06 -.22 Nielsen plc 36.21 -.33 NikeB s 63.65 +.36 ... NobilisH n 1.40 ... NobleCorp 4.43 +.20 cc NobleEngy 29.54 +.75 ... NokiaCp 4.78 ... dd NordicAm 2.50 -.07 Nordstrm 48.47 +.93 NorflkSo 144.60 +.08 ... NDynMn g 1.83 -.01 NthnO&G 1.85 +.17 NorthropG 303.84 +.06 NwstBcsh 16.83 -.09 NwstNG 58.60 -.35 Novartis 83.11 +.16 dd Novavax 1.19 +.0 3 ... NovoNord 53.58 +.17 Nucor 64.73 +.17 ... Nutanix n 35.93 +1.09 q NuvDivA 13.96 +.02 q Nv AMT-Fr 17.22 +.07 q NvPfdInco 10.29 -.11 q NuvEqtP 14.02 -.11 Nvidia 197.44 +2.17 dd NxStageMd 24.83 -.40 ... Nxt-ID rs 4.75 -.33 dd OCI Ptrs 7.90 -.10 OGE Engy 32.83 -.18 dd OaktrSpL 5.05 +.20 dd OasisPet 8.38 +.32 cc OcciPet 73.54 +.55 OceanFst 26.69 -.25 Oclaro 6.69 -.18 OfficeDpt 3.54 +.10 OldNBcp 1 7.80 -.05 OldRepub 21.25 +.15 Olin 34.95 +.36 OmegaHlt 27.16 +.26 OnSmcnd 20.87 +.01 ... OnTrack 1.51 +.04 ONEOK 53.26 +.05 dd OpkoHlth 4.92 ... Oracle 47.43 +.07 Orbotch 50.12 -.36 dd Organovo 1.45 ... cc Orthofix 54.74 -.51 OshkoshCp 91.34 -.06 OtterTail 44.05 -.35 dd Overstk 69.20 +3.45 OwensMin 18.86 -.06 P-Q-R PG&E Cp 44.45 -.12 PNC 144.90 -1.22 PNM Res 40.20 -.70 ... POSCO 79.20 +.63 PPG s 116.28 +.09 PPL Corp 30.76 -.37 Paccar 71.15 +.15 dd PaloAltNet 146.19 +.04 dd Pandora 4.67 -.02 dd Paretem rs 2.80 +1.53 dd ParkDrl .99 +.03 ParkerHan 198.94 -.31 ParsleyEn 30.45 +.91 dd PattUTI 22.98 +.39 Paychex 68.85 +.58 PayPal n 74.27 +.38 Pembina g 35.89 +.41 dd PengthE g .77 -.01 PnnNtGm 30.76 +.24 Penn antPk 6.98 ... 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PierisPhm 7.34 +.97 q PimIncStr2 10.34 +.01 PinWst 84.29 -.85 cc PioNtrl 173.99 +2.87 PitnyBw 11.27 -.07 PlainsAAP 21.29 +.17 PlatfmSpc 10.04 -.07 dd PlugPowr h 2.40 -.02 Polaris 126.64 +1.42 PolyOne 43.59 +.09 dd PortolaPh 49.00 -5.86 Potash 20.28 +.11 q PwshDB 16.44 +.24 q PS SrLoan 23.01 +.02 q PSHYCpBd 18.95 +.06 q PwShs QQQ156.52 -.85 Praxair 152.61 -1.23 Priceline 1755.32-19.94 PrinFncl 71.33 +.07 ProAssur 57.00 +.45 q PrUltPQ s 141.01 -2.32 q PUVixST rs 10.05 -.01 q PrUCrude rs 23.14 +1.05 q ProShtVx s 129.09 -.10 q PrUShCrd s 24.89 -1.23 ProctGam 92.48 +.35 q PUShtQQQ 13.26 +.13 q PShtQQQ rs 21.19 +.30 q ProUShL20 34.69 -.24 q PUShtSPX 11.33 +.03 ProspctCap 7.07 -.19 Prudentl 115.65 -.51 PSEG 50.96 -.11 PubStrg 208.03 +2.06 PulteGrp 33.56 +.19 dd PureStrg n 16.04 -.11 q PMMI 7.36 +.02 dd QEP Res 9.85 +.25 Qualcom 64.30 -.43 ... Qudian n 12.35 -.72 QstDiag 99.27 +.03 dd RadiSys 1.01 +.02 RLauren 103.39 +1.59 RangeRs 16.99 +.53 RavenInds 34.45 -.60 Rayonier 31.38 +.21 Raytheon 187.46 +.15 RltyInco 56.23 +.38 RedwdTr 14.96 +.11 RegalEnt 22.95 +.02 Regenrn 387.43 +6.43 RegionsFn 17.35 -.12 RelStlAl 87.13 +.81 dd RemarkHld 9.96 -.16 Replgn 35.51 -.21 dd ResCap rs 9.38 +.02 RetailOpp 19.65 +.33 ... RioTinto 51.42 +.33 ... RiotBlck 31.22 +6.70 cc RiteAid 2.02 +.01 RockwlAut 194.53 -.04 RockColl 134.93 -.16 Rogers 157.44 -2.16 ... Roku n 54.87 +3.25 Roper 260.72 +1.19 Rowan 15.72 +.63 ... RoyalBk g 80.39 -.14 RylCarb 120.18 -.88 cc RoyDShllB 67.80 +.57 cc RoyDShllA 66.54 +.79 S-T-U S&T Bcp 40.11 -.22 SCANA 39.09 +.08 SLGreen 100.35 +.31 SLM Cp 11.59 -.03 dd SM Energy 22.94 +1.08 q SpdrDJIA 247.25 -.15 q SpdrGold 121.77 +.83 q S&P500ETF267.19 -.30 q SpdrBiot s 85.17 +.58 q SpdrLehHY 36.68 +.05 q SpdrS&P RB 59.40 -.55 q SpdrRetl s 46.02 +.51 q SpdrOGEx 37.64 +.82 q SpdrMetM 36.17 +.62 STMicro 21.70 -.55 SabnR 45.50 +.05 Saia Inc 70.40 -.40 StJoe 18.30 +.05 Salesforce 102.54 -.09 SallyB ty 18.71 +.03 SJuanB 8.51 +.30 SanchezEn 5.51 +.18 ... Sanofi 42.86 -.09 Schlmbrg 67.61 +.17 ... SchndrNt n 28.50 +.06 q SchwEMkt 27.67 ... q SchwIntEq 33.91 ... Schwab 51.87 -.21 ... ScorpioTk 3.14 -.02 SeadrillLtd .23 -.01 SeagateT 42.14 -.03 SealAir 49.14 +.05 dd SearsHldgs 3.77 +.01 Seaspan 6.88 -.22 SempraEn 107.94 -.37 SenHous 19.07 +.08 dd SevStars h 5.92 +.58 dd BBarrett 5.02 +.20 dd Biocryst 5.14 +.05 Biogen 319.78 +.28 dd BioPhrmX .12 +.01 BlkHillsCp 58.64 -.38 BlackBerry 11.28 -.32 q BlkHlthSci 35.87 -.39 q BlkMuniast 14.90 +.03 Blackstone 32.33 -.43 BdwlkPpl 13.46 -.42 BobEvans 78.89 +.01 Boeing 295.36 +.26 BorgWarn 51.49 -.22 BostBeer 194.50 +3.20 BostonSci 25.13 +.03 BoydGm 35.55 +.29 BrigStrat 25.54 -.04 Brinker 40.15 +.14 BrMySq 61.26 +.30 ... BritATob s 66.38 -.22 cc Broa dcLtd 258.10 -4.25 dd Brookdale 9.77 -.01 ... BrkfInfra s 44.00 +.10 Brunswick 55.53 -.21 Buckeye 48.00 -.24 BuffaloWW 156.30 +.05 CBL Asc 5.90 +.16 CBS B 60.19 +.02 dd CF Inds s 42.85 +1.14 CME Grp 148.94 -.04 CMS Eng 46.81 -.54 cc CNH Indl 13.60 +.05 dd CNX Resc 14.82 +.21 CSX 54.87 -.13 19 CVR Rfng 16.10 +1.25 CVS Health 73.68 +.27 CYS Invest 8.06 +.09 CabotO&G 28.10 +.51 dd CaesarsEnt 12.35 -.20 dd Cal-Maine 44.20 +.30 q CalaCvHi 11.82 -.11 CalAmp 20.80 -.25 cc Calgon 21.30 -.10 CalifWtr 44.30 +.45 CallonPet 12.39 +.56 dd CalumetSp 9.00 +.45 dd CambrE rs .12 -.00 CamdenPT 91.15 +.24 ... Cameco g 9.36 -.06 CampSp 48.29 -.48 CIBC g 96.66 -.11 ... CdnNR gs 81.39 -.33 ... CdnNRs gs 35.73 +.98 CapOne 99.92 -.58 dd CapSenL 13.71 -.06 CapsteadM 9.01 +.08 dd CpstnTur rs .75 -.00 Cardnl Hlth 62.67 +.18 CarMax 65.55 +.32 Carnival 65.69 -.66 CarpTech 52.39 +.76 Carrizo 21.97 +.41 Caterpillar 156.44 +.69 CedarF 66.40 -.24 Celgene 106.97 +.64 ... Cemex 7.49 +.04 ... Cemig pf 2.00 +.04 CenovusE 8.92 +.14 CenterPnt 28.03 -.04 CntryLink 17.36 +.12 ChemFinl 54.03 -.43 Chemours n 49.72 +.70 dd CheniereEn 54.13 +1.13 ChesEng 4.00 +.15 Chevron 125.98 +1.00 dd ChicB&I 16.07 -.30 C hicos 9.17 +.39 cc Chipotle 295.52 +.29 ... ChurchDwt s 50.16 +.11 CienaCorp 21.69 ... Cigna 203.78 +.39 CinnFin 74.27 +.28 Cinemark 34.44 -1.50 Cirrus 51.56 -.82 Cisco 38.48 -.07 ... CgpVelLCrd 24.04 +1.62 ... CgpVelICrd 14.35 -1.13 Citigroup 74.78 -.71 CitizFincl 42.52 -.11 CitrixSy s 87.93 +.05 CleanEngy 2.07 -.01 ClevCliffs 7.31 +.03 Clorox 149.69 +.17 CocaCola 45.81 +.22 Coeur 7.64 + .17 CognizTch 71.24 -.46 q CohStQIR 12.55 +.18 q CohStSelPf 28.15 -.27 ColgPalm 75.48 +.33 ... ColNrthS n 11.68 -.07 Comcast s 40.82 +.04 Comerica 87.33 -.41 dd CmtyHlt 4.05 +.01 CmpTask 5.13 -.06 Comtech 22.27 -.16 ConAgra 38.21 +.13 ... Conduent n 16.01 -.01 ConnWtrSv 57.51 -.30 ConocoPhil 56.23 +.73 ... ConsolCom 12.36 +.01 ConEd 84.20 -.55 ConstellA 225.51 +1.70 cc ContlRescs 53.41 +1.51 Co operTire 35.55 -.15 94 Corcept 18.79 +.90 dd CorOnDem 35.31 +.32 Corning 32.38 ... CorpOffP 29.22 +.11 Costco 186.55 -.08 ... Coty 20.15 +.22 q CSVixSh rs 5.50 +.02 q CSVInvN rs 39.93 +.93 q CSVelIVST 135.30 +.02 q CSVLgNG rs 53.19 -1.10 q CS VSSilv 10.85 +.40 ... CredSuiss 17.90 -.06 dd CrestEq rs 25.45 +.15 dd Crocs 13.15 +.17 CrownHold 55.92 -.23 Ctrip.com s 44.30 -.85 Cummins 176.14 +.38 CybrOpt 15.05 .55 CypSemi 15.33 +.02 D-E-F DCT IndlTr 58.07 +.45 DDR Corp 8.81 +.11 q DNP Selct 10.72 +.04 DTE 108.13 -.59 Darden 97.15 +.75 DeanFoods 11.68 -.23 Deere 158.75 +1.22 dd DellTch n 81.38 -.70 ... DelmarPh n 1.10 +.28 A-B-C AES Corp 10.64 -.07 AFLAC 87.64 +.43 AGNC Inv 20.22 ... AK Steel 5.78 +.07 dd AMC Ent 14.40 -.50 AT&T Inc 39.07 +.13 AbbottLab 57.00 +.07 AbbVie 97.75 -.46 dd AberFitc 19.03 +.84 Abraxas 2.39 +.18 dd AcadiaPh 30.46 +1.20 dd AccelrDiag 27.70 +.30 Accenture 152.99 -.90 dd Accuray 4.45 +.20 dd Achillion 2.95 -.01 ActivsBliz 63.45 -1.06 ... Adient n 78.78 -.91 ... Adomani n 5.00 +1.32 Adv EnId 68.77 -1.51 ... AMD 10.46 -.08 dd Advaxis 2.90 -.10 Aecom 37.46 +.18 AeroViron 56.29 -.38 Aetna 180.42 +.46 dd AeviGeno 1.17 -.01 dd AgileThera 2.95 +.43 Agilent 67.25 -.10 Aircastle 23.66 +.04 dd AkersBios .13 -.00 dd AlaskCom 2.84 -.04 ... Alcoa Cp 50.38 +.39 Alexion lf 119.22 +.44 Alibaba 172.33 -3.96 dd AllegTch 24.91 +.29 Allergan 164.44 -.46 Allete 73.04 -.41 AllnceRes 19.48 +.18 AlliBern 25.40 ... AlliantEg s 42.19 -.31 AllisonTrn 43.33 +.18 dd AllscriptH 14.68 +.10 Allstate 104.34 +.23 dd AlnylamP 124.68 +.72 Alphabet C1056.74 -3.38 Alphabet A1065.85 -3.01 q AlpTotDiv 9.36 -.07 q AlpAlerMLP 10.86 +.02 cc Altaba 69.86 -1.72 Altria 72.08 -.06 cc AmTrstFn 10.02 -.25 ... Amarin 4.09 ... cc Amazon 1176.76 +8.40 Ambarella 59.89 +.90 Ambev 6.35 +.08 Ameren 58.30 -.39 AFMulti 6.05 ... AMovilL 17.00 +.04 AmAirlines 52.85 +.26 AEagleOut 19.37 +.52 AEP 72.99 -.66 AmExp 98.57 -.17 dd AmIntlGrp 59.43 +.12 AmStsWtr 56.61 +.51 AmWtrWks 90.42 -.09 Amerigas 45.38 +.17 Ameriprise 171.10 -.41 AmeriBrgn 93.25 +.79 Ametek 72.54 -.06 Amgen 176.09 -.33 Amphenol 87.79 -.35 ... AmpioPhm 3.33 +.59 dd Anadarko 54.10 +1.17 Andeavor 114.30 +2.12 ... AnglogldA 10.03 +.22 ... ABIn Bev 111.41 -.15 Annaly 12.08 +.03 ... Antero n 18.79 +.24 AnteroRes 19.13 +.54 Anthem 225.43 -.17 Anworth 5.61 +.05 cc Apache 43.36 +.45 ... ApolloInv 5.66 -.06 Apple Inc 170.57 -4.44 ApldMatl 51.05 -1.01 AptoseB g 2.31 +.53 AquaAm 38.80 +.28 ArcBest 36.75 -.30 dd Arconic 27.07 +.24 AresCap 15.73 -.07 AresMgmt 19.10 +.05 dd ArgosThr h .15 -.00 AristaNetw 235.66 -.89 dd ArrayBio 12.51 +.24 ArrowEl 79.78 -.62 dd AscenaRtl 2.56 +.15 Ashland 71.29 -.18 AstraZen s 33.65 +.04 ATMOS 84.60 -.49 AutoData 117.57 +.69 dd AVEO Ph h 3.00 ... AveryD 114.82 +.65 dd Avingr hn .21 -.01 AvisBudg 44.74 -.42 Avista 51.47 -.04 dd Avon 2.27 -.02 B&G Foods 36.65 -.15 B2gold g 3.09 +.15 BB&T Cp 50.04 -.41 ... BCE g 47.61 +.14 BGC Ptrs 15.17 ... ... BHPBil plc 39.69 +.31 BP PLC 41.69 +.40 BP Pru 20. 65 +.45 Baidu 237.83 -1.22 ... BakHuGE n 32.06 -.17 Balchem 79.72 -.97 BallCorp s 37.60 -.37 dd BallardPw 4.42 -.08 ... BcoBrad s 10.05 +.13 ... BcoSantSA 6.61 ... ... BcoSBrasil 9.60 +.14 BankMutl 10.75 -.15 BkofAm 29.78 -.10 ... BkMont g 79.24 +.02 BkNYMel 53.81 -.19 BkNova g 64.71 +.01 q BarcGSOil 6.49 +.21 q B iPVxST rs 27.78 +.05 Bard 333.41 +1.13 dd BarnesNob 6.85 +.05 BarrickG 14.57 +.10 dd BasicEnS .45 ... Baxter s 65.02 +.30 dd BaytexE g 3.09 +.30 BeazerHm 19.07 +.13 BectDck 217.02 -.21 BedBath 23.14 +.71 Bemis 47.39 -.10 BerkH B 197.57 -.35 BestBuy 68.02 +.91 BigLots 56.40 +.85P/E Name Last Chg Money & Markets 2,400 2,480 2,560 2,640 2,720 JD JASON 2,640 2,680 2,720 S&P 500Close: 2,680.50 Change: -2.84 (-0.1%) 10 DAYS 6,000 6,300 6,600 6,900 7,200 JD JASON 6,840 6,940 7,040 Nasdaq compositeClose: 6,936.25 Change: -23.71 (-0.3%) 10 DAYSAdvanced 1637 Declined 1262 New Highs 175 New Lows 25 Vol. (in mil.) 1,912 Pvs. Volume 2,272 1,246 1,461 1312 1543 110 33 NYSE NASDDOW 24778.13 24708.42 24746.21 -7.85 -0.03% t s s +25.22% DOW Trans. 10740.17 10659.16 10672.66 -2.31 -0.02% s s s +18.01% DOW Util. 723.96 716.90 717.03 -4.02 -0.56% t t t +8.71% NYSE Comp. 12819.57 12794.13 12808.90 +11.46 +0.09% s s s +15.85% NASDAQ 6942.14 6915.56 6936.25 -23.71 -0.34% t s s +28.85% S&P 500 2682.74 2677.96 2680.50 -2.84 -0.11% t s s +19.73% S&P 400 1908.62 1902.90 1905.73 +1.15 +0.06% s s s +14.76% Russell 2000 1546.59 1541.21 1544.23 +1.30 +0.08% s s s +13.79% Toronto TSX ... ... ... ...% r r r +5.74%HIGH LOW CLOSE CHG. %CHG. WK MO QTR YTD Stocks Recap Combined StocksFrom the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq. Interest ratesThe yield on the 10-year Treasury note was unchanged Tuesday at 2.48 percent. Yields affect rates on mortgages and other consumer loans.NET 1YR TREASURIES YEST PVS CHG AGO 4.50 4.25 3.75 1.38 1.13 .63 PRIME RATE FED FUNDS 3-month T-bill 1.34 1.33 +0.01 .47 6-month T-bill 1.52 1.53 -0.01 .65 52-wk T-bill 1.72 1.72 ... .85 2-year T-note 1.92 1.91 +0.01 1.20 5-year T-note 2.24 2.25 -0.01 2.03 10-year T-note 2.48 2.48 ... 2.54 30-year T-bond 2.81 2.83 -0.02 3.12 NET 1YR BONDS YEST PVS CHG AGO Barclays Glob Agg Bd 1.68 1.68 ... 1.67 Barclays USAggregate 2.77 2.77 ... 2.72 Barclays US Corp 3.32 3.31 +0.01 3.47 Barclays US High Yield 5.75 5.77 -0.02 6.17 Moodys AAA Corp Idx 3.55 3.55 ... 4.06 10-Yr. TIPS .52 0.54 -0.02 .56Commodities Oil prices jumped more than 2 percent after militants in Libya bombed a pipeline. 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Page 8 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Dr. Roach DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 58-year-old male who takes losartan for high blood pressure and Prilosec for GERD. A couple of times a day, I get a tingling on the left side of my neck from roughly my left ear to my chin. Sometimes it occurs when Im chewing, but sometimes not. It never lasts more than a few minutes. It can be rather intense, but doesnt hurt. Do you have any idea whats going on? I havent told my doctor just because I dont want to sound like a baby. „ M.P. ANSWER: Tingling sensations usually are due to nerve problems, such as compression. There is a nerve that runs from the ear to the chin, called the mandibular nerve; its also called the V3 division of the trigeminal nerve. (VŽ because its the “fth nerve that comes off the brainstem; 3Ž because its the third part of the trigeminal nerve. So it is the third division of the “fth cranial nerve.) There are several potential problems with the nerve that could produce tingling: Pressure on the nerve from the jaw might be causing it. Some people get tingling before an episode of shingles. Dental problems sometimes can generate a sensation along the whole range of the nerve. Trigeminal neuralgia causes recurrent episodes of intense electrical sensations; some people get other sensations before the pain starts. Temporal arteritis, a potentially dangerous in”ammation of the blood vessel, can cause jaw pain when chewing; however, there are other symptoms that are common, which y ou didnt mention. I guarantee your doctor will not think you are a baby. When I have a patient who seldom sees me for acute issues and comes in with a new problem, I take it more seriously. You should get it evaluated. DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 71 and never was hairy. But several years ago, every hair on my body, it seems, decided to go on a nonstop growth spurt! My wife says, when she trims my back, that gorillas would be envious of me. I asked my doctor about it, and she said: Dont worry, its normal in some men at your age.Ž Why the sudden growth, what purpose would it serve, and why in just some men? „ J.K. ANSWER: Body hair in men generally is responsive to testosterone. Although testosterone levels tend to decrease over the adult lifespan, the hairs in some men become more sensitive to the growth effects of testosterone. Thats the most likely explanation. Its also possible that your testosterone is abnormally high: Perhaps your doctor checked that, since an elevation is very rarely caused by a tumor. I am always cautious about assigning purpose to physiological changes. Many people feel that there is likely some evolutionary advantage to the physiological changes we see, but I dont think thats always the case. Sometimes the reasons are very complex, defying easy explanation. In any case, I have no explanation for why hair cells become more sensitive to testosterone, nor why testosterone levels decrease in men as they get older. Many physiological processes do better with testosterone levels in the range of young men: Thats a major reason for supplementing testosterone in older men with symptoms. Interestingly, scalp hair has a different response to testosterone from body hair: Scalp hair is more likely to fall out with testosterone. READERS: The booklet on thyroid gland problems explains this and other common thyroid illnesses. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Roach Book No. 401 628 Virginia Dr. Orlando, FL 32803 Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Can. with the recipients printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. Dr. Roach regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but will incorporate them in the column whenever possible. Readers may email questions to ToYourGoodHealth@med. cornell.edu or request an order form of available health newsletters at 628 Virginia Dr., Orlando, FL 32803. Health newsletters may be ordered from www. rbmamall.com.Recurrent tingling sensation on neck bears investigationSee more puzzles in the front section

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The Sun /Wednesday, December 27, 2017 www.yoursun.com Page 9 BEETLE BAILEY By Mort Walker HI AND LOIS By Brian and Greg Walker HAGAR THE HORRIBLE By Chris Browne THE WIZARD OF ID By Brant Parker and Johnny Hart B.C. By Mastroianni & Hart MOTHER GOOSE AND GRIMM By Mike Peters PICKLES By Brian Crane MALLARD FILLMORE By Bruce Tinsley MARMADUKE By Brad Anderson ARIES (March 21-April 19). In the cry of one broken heart is the song of all the broken hearts through history. It's why you can't listen without echoing the mournful resonance inside you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If you don't easily fall asleep, there are good reasons; perhaps too much is on your mind, or an exciting possibility has you reeling. Or could you be awake in someone else's dream? Embrace the mystical: It's good for imagination. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). While Frank Sinatra may have had a hit doing it "My Way," for most people the real adventure begins when "My Way" doesn't pan out and we must learn to do it "a way" (or in today's case, any possible way that will work, really). CANCER (June 22-July 22). There's something coming your way „ an important sale or a bonus. The rewards will have a direct correlation to the work you put in and the stellar attitude in your approach. It's nice when things happen this cleanly. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You're usually pretty intuitive about what others might need, but what this intuition is probably telling you now is to just ask. You'll be quite surprised by what you hear. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Dreams are good; plans are better. A little of both will serve you best. Because if you only plan, it won't be interesting enough, and if you only dream, it won't be practical enough. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You'll be on the hunt for a new experience. So while the cost matters, and the risk is a factor to consider as well, the enticement of the unfamiliar teamed with your curiosity will trump your trepidation. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You care about something that isn't conventional. Getting into it more might lead you slightly and temporarily away from certain people who will never really get it, but it denitely will bond you with people who share your interest. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The moment when it happens is not the next one; it's always this one... if for no other reason than the fact that you can't live or do anything in the next one. Keep reminding yourself to stay alert to what's happening. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Since you are the beholder, you get to say what's beautiful. Try to do this away from the inuence of others to get a true read. Otherwise you'll be unduly swayed. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It's easy to say no when you have already said yes to something else. Since your schedule lls up on a rst-come, rstserved basis, you'll do well to be the rst one to ll it up with what you really want your life to be about. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). According to Grabel's Law, two is not equal to three, not even for large values of two. In a related story, getting something dierent from what you want (even if you get a lot of it) is still not getting what you want. TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 27). An investment made years ago will nally pay o in 2018. Among the stellar decisions you'll make this year will be your choice to rely on the reliable. Loved ones will give you the lift you need to stretch into new roles and challenges. A friendship gets sweeter with a shared adventure. Speak your heart in June. Gemini and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 45, 22, 19 and 31. HOROSCOPE Cryptoquip 2011 by King Features Syndicate Challenger Yesterdays Challenger Answers And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.Ž „ Luke 18:13. Here is the prayer that brings the peace. Pray it now! When we acknowledge to God what we are. He immediately shows us what He will do. Jesus said, Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.Ž BIBLE

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Page 10 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Wednesday, December 27, 2017 DEAR ABBY: I have been married for 18 years and have two wonderful kids, ages 14 and 12. Ten months ago, my husband said to me, I told you I would divorce you if you ever got fat.Ž I was shocked! Yes, I have gained some weight over the years, but at 5 feet 5 inches tall and 150 pounds, I was not exactly obese. I was frightened by what he said, so I took off 25 pounds. He didnt appear to notice, so I asked him, Now what do you think?Ž He said, You have no muscle toneŽ! Abby, nothing I do is good enough. I work parttime and take care of our kids and the house. I go out of my way to cook and bake interesting things for them. Any appreciation? His praise is, Not bad.Ž Abby, what should I do? „ BIGGEST LOSER IN NEW YORK DEAR LOSERŽ: Before I answer your question, I should point out that the way some abusers maintain control is by withholding approval, love, money, etc. According to the National Institutes of Health, a woman who is 5 feet 5 inches tall should weigh between 114 and 144 pounds to be considered a normal weight. For your husband to threaten you with divorce if you didnt lose weight was brutal. Nothing you do is good enough because keeping you insecure and always trying to gain his approval is how he maintains the upper hand in your marriage. Losing weight is not easy. You should have been praised for your success. Since you asked what to do, Ill tell you: Take him at his word. Your husband may have said your muscle tone is ”abby, but from where I sit, whats sagging is your self-esteem. Go to the gym. Get into a training program. Improve that muscle tone, and along with it your image of yourself. Then, once you have achieved your goal and feel better about yourself, decide whether you want to remain married to a man who has such poor muscle toneŽ between the ears. DEAR ABBY: I am a 63-year-old widow. I have not been with a man since my husband died 10 years ago. I am now dating a 31 year-old man. I am deeply in love with him. He says hes in love with me, too, but his family says he doesnt know what love is. He was previously in a four-year relationship with someone his own age. Am I crazy for dating a man who is 31? Hes everything I have always wanted, and what I would consider the perfect man for me. He claims his only problem with dating me is that I will probably pass away in 20 years, and he will be alone and devastated. My concern is I feel I am preventing him from future children and a possible wife his own age. He says he doesnt want kids, but Im not so sure. Please tell me what to do. I have never been in this situation before. „ HELP, PLEASE, IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR HELP, PLEASE: As relationships evolve, couples learn more about each other. You didnt mention how long you and this man have been involved with each other, but if it has been less than a year, you would be wise to slow things down. It would be in your interest to know why his family thinks he doesnt know what love is. The answer to that question could be enlightening. As to your not being certain that he doesnt want to be a father, in spite of the fact that he says he doesnt, not everyone wants children. If you arent sure that everything hes telling you is the truth, I suggest you wait a few more innings before swinging for a home run. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.Husbands threat of divorce compels wife to lose weightDear Abby Dear Heloise: Its our custom to hold an open house on New Years Day, when friends and family can just drop by to say Happy New Year!Ž Every year I seem to serve the same old thing. Got any suggestions to make this years buffet special? „ Kate M., Shawnee, Okla. Kate, I sure do! Its from my book In the Kitchen With HeloiseŽ: Heloises Hawaiian Curried Shrimp 6 tablespoons butter 1 medium onion, “nely chopped 2 teaspoons “nely chopped fresh ginger 6 tablespoons ”our 1 1‡2 teaspoons salt 2 to 3 teaspoons curry powder 2 cups whole dairy milk 1 cup coconut milk (you can used canned) 3 cups cooked shrimp Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and ginger, and cook slowly until transparent. Add the ”our, salt and curry powder, and mix thoroughly. Add the milk and coconut milk, stirring constantly. Cook slowly until thick and smooth. Add the shrimp and heat thoroughly. „ HeloiseWater in bacon?Dear Heloise: Can you tell me whats happened to bacon? When I cook a major brand of bacon, water comes out, but very little bacon grease is produced. Whats going on? „ Susan P., via email Susan, there are two primary methods of curing bacon: pumping is one, and dry curing is another. Pumped bacon has ingredients added directly into the meat, which speeds up the curing process. If not correctly drained, the bacon can emit a white liquid substance during frying. Dry-cured bacon requires a curing mixture be rubbed on the bacon. After the curing process, the meat usually is hung for up to two weeks until the moisture is drawn out. „ HeloiseBoost that buffet!Hints from Heloise PEANUT S By C harles S chulz CRANKSHAFT By Tom Batiuk & Chuck Ayers SHOE By Gary Brookins & Susie MacNelly ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman GARFIELD By Jim Davis DILBERT By Scott Adams REX MORGAN By Terry Beatty MARY WORTH By Karen Moy and June Brigman NON SEQUITUR By Wiley

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The Sun /Wednesday, December 27, 2017 www.yoursun.com Page 11 BORN LOSER By Art and Chip Sansom BLONDIE By Dean Young and John Marshall BABY BLUES By Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott MUTTS By Patrick McDonnell DOONSBURY By Garry Trudeau FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE By Lynn Johnston Each row and each column must contain the numbers 1 through 4 (easy) or 1 through 6 (challenging) without repeating. The numbers within the heavily outlined boxes, called cages, must combine using the given operation (in any order) to produce the target numbers in the top-left corners. Freebies: Fill in single-box cages with the number in the top-left corner. 12-27-17KenKen is a registered trademark of Nextoy, LLC. 2017 KenKen Puzzle LLC. All rights reserved. Dist. by Andrews McMeel Syndication. www.kenken.com

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Page 12 www.yoursun.com The Sun / Wednesday, December 27, 2017 NATION/WORLD Fruitcake package temporarily halts Seattle ferry serviceSEATTLE (AP) „ Authorities say a wrapped present that turned out to be a fruitcake temporarily halted service at a Seattle ferry terminal while police investigated. Washington State Patrol Trooper Kevin Fortino says troopers were noti“ed Tuesday that a suspicious package was found beneath a Christmas tree in the pedestrian waiting area. Fortino says the package was deemed suspicious because it was unmarked and was the only gift under the tree. Of“cials evacuated the terminal and kept all inbound ferries away for about a half-hour while the police bomb squad investigated. Fortino says the gift was found to be a fruitcake. He says it wasnt clear why it was left at the terminal.4 people dead in home; police say deaths appear suspiciousTROY, N.Y. (AP) „ Police say four people have been found dead and may have been killed in an apartment in New Yorks capital region. The bodies were discovered Tuesday afternoon in a basement apartment in a house in Troy, a city near Albany. Troy police say the deaths are being treated as suspicious. The Albany Times-Union says the buildings property manager discovered the dead. Troy Police Capt. Daniel DeWolf calls the deaths horrible, terribleŽ and sad. Of“cers swarmed the street and cordoned off the area around the house. A phone call to one of the homes apartments was answered by someone who declined to comment.Appeal seeking Idaho horse herd sterilization is dismissedBOISE, Idaho (AP) „ A federal appeals court has dismissed an effort to allow the sterilization of a herd of wild horses in Idaho. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month granted a request by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to stop the effort. Documents “led by BLM seeking the dismissal of its own appeal didnt include a reason. The BLM in 2015 released a plan to sterilize horses in the Saylor Creek Herd Management Area and replenish the herd with wild horses captured elsewhere. The American Wild Horse Campaign sued, fearing the case could set a precedent. A U.S. District Court ruled that the herd had to be able to produce healthy foals.Homemade liquor kills 12, sickens 21 in Dominican RepublicSANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) „ Authorities in the Dominican Republic say at least a dozen people have died and 21 more have been hospitalized after drinking homemade liquor containing methanol. Of“cials say the “rst deaths occurred last week and the remaining people recently became sick after drinking the same liquor during funerals for the initial victims. Health Secretary Altagracia Guzman said Tuesday that of“cials are trying to “nd the source of the liquor and no one has been arrested. Authorities say that the deaths occurred near the border the Dominican Republic shares with Haiti and that an unknown number of people also died in Haiti. The liquor is known as clairin and is made from sugarcane.Egypt presidential hopeful calls for new election lawCAIRO (AP) „ An Egyptian presidential hopeful is proposing a new election law aimed at ensuring a free and transparent vote next year. Rights lawyer Khaled Ali told a packed news conference on Tuesday that a free election requires real guarantees that include lifting the emergency stateŽ imposed since April. He is also demanding the release of jailed journalists and the opening of public spaces for political activism. President AbdelFattah el-Sissi is widely expected to run for and win a second four-year term, but he has yet to formally announce his candidacy. Ali could be disqualified from running over an obscenity conviction. Egypt has waged a massive crackdown on dissent since el-Sissi led the military overthrow of an elected but divisive Islamist president in 2013.Suspected Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Yemen kills 25SANAA, Yemen (AP) „ Yemeni witnesses and security of“cials say a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a crowded market has killed at least 25 people, including children. They say Tuesdays strike in the western province of Taiz wounded at least 30 others. The witnesses and of“cials spoke on condition of anonymity because they feared retaliation or were not authorized to brief the media. The coalition could not immediately be reached for comment. International rights groups have accused the coalition of bombing civilian gatherings, markets, hospitals and residential areas across Yemen since the beginning of its air campaign against Iran-backed rebels, known as Houthis, in March 2015. The stalemated war has killed more than 10,000 civilians and pushed the Arab worlds poorest country to the brink of famine. NATION BRIEFS WORLD BRIEFS MIDDLETOWN, N.J. „ Earle Naval Weapons Station, where the Navy loads some of Americas most sophisticated weapons onto warships, suffered $50 million worth of damage in Superstorm Sandy. Now the naval pier is fortifying itself with some decidedly low-tech protection: oysters. The facility has allowed an environmental group to plant nearly a mile of oyster reefs about a quarter-mile off its shoreline to serve as a natural buffer to storm-driven wave damage. Other military bases are enlisting the help of oysters, too. In June, environmental groups and airmen established a reef in the waters of Elgin Air Force Base Reservation in Florida, and more are planned nearby. Oysters also help protect Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia. Three oyster reefs protect the USS Laffey museum in South Carolina. And military installations in Alabama and North Carolina have dispatched their enlisted personnel to help build oyster reefs in off-base coastal sites. They are among hundreds of places around the U.S. and the world where oyster reefs are being planted primarily as storm-protection measures. And a bill just introduced in Congress would give coastal communities $100 million over the next “ve years to create living shorelinesŽ that include oyster reefs. Having a hardened structure like that oyster reef will absorb some of that wave energy,Ž said Earle spokesman Bill Addison. All the pipes and cables that are on the pier now, all of that was washed away and had to be rebuilt. And there was a lot of ”ooding that came into the base. Will this protect us against all of that? No, but it will do a signi“cant amount of good to protect the base and the complex and our surrounding communities.Ž The NY/NJ Baykeeper group has been experimenting with oysters at the Navy pier since 2011, originally as a way to see if the shell“sh, through their natural “ltering ability, might help improve water quality in the murky Raritan Bay. (They did somewhat). In summer 2016, the group planted the oyster reef primarily as a storm protection measure „ a trend that has taken hold around the world within the past decade or so, according to Bryan DeAngelis, a program coordinator for The Nature Conservancy in Rhode Island. Every coastal state in America is using oyster reefs as either a combination storm-protection or a water improvement project, or both. In addition to cleaning the water, the oyster reefs help blunt the force of incoming waves. They are nice speed bumps,Ž said Meredith Comi, an of“cial with the Baykeeper group. Environmentalists say living shorelinesŽ including oyster colonies are far preferable to, and cheaper than, armoring the coast with steel seas walls or wooden bulkheads that invariably accelerate erosion of the sand in front of such manmade structures.Military turns to oyster reefs to protect against stormsBy WAYNE PARRYASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOIn this Nov. 21 photo, oysters grow on larger shells at the Earle Naval Weapons Station in Middletown New Jersey. Coastal communities around the world are planting oyster reefs to protect shorelines against the damaging eects of waves during storms. WASHINGTON „ President Donald Trump couldnt stop talking about the red carpets, military parades and fancy dinners that were lavished upon him during state visits on his recent tour of Asia. Magni“cent,Ž he declared at one point on the trip. But Trump has yet to reciprocate, making him the “rst president in almost a century to close his “rst year in of“ce without welcoming a visiting counterpart to the U.S. with similar trappings. Trump spoke dismissively of state dinners as a candidate, when he panned President Barack Obamas decision to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping with a 2015 state visit. Such visits are an important diplomatic tool that includes a showy arrival ceremony and an elaborate dinner at the White House. I would not be throwing (Xi) a dinner,Ž Trump said at the time. I would get him a McDonalds hamburger and say weve got to get down to work.Ž Last month it was Xis turn to literally roll out the red carpet. The Chinese leader poured on the pageantry as he welcomed Trump to Beijing on what was billed as a state visit, plus.Ž Trump also made state visits to South Korea and Vietnam. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said there is no singular reasonŽ why Trump hasnt extended a state visit invitation yet, but added that the administration hopes to schedule a visit early in 2018. Sanders gave no hints about which of Trumps foreign counterparts are being considered for the diplomatic honor. A state visit typically is offered as a sign of friendship and to showcase strategic ties between countries that are important to each other, said Anita McBride, a veteran of three Republican administrations who last served as chief of staff to “rst lady Laura Bush. The White House is the world stage to elevate that,Ž she said. These occasions really go a long way to solidify and strengthen relationships.Ž Trump speaks often about his relationships with many of his foreign counterparts, including Xi. Trump and the Chinese leader met at Trumps Florida estate in April, and Trump treated Xi to a full dinner „ not the aforementioned burger „ and what Trump described as the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake.Ž President Xi was enjoying it,Ž the president reported. Trump has also met at the White House, sometimes over lunch as well as abroad, with many of his foreign counterparts. He recently put the “gure at more than 100. But nothing compares to a state visit. The White House portion of the visit begins with an elaborate arrival ceremony on the South Lawn, including the pomp of a military honor guard, a troop review and leader statements. The leaders meet privately in the Oval Of“ce before they hold a joint news conference in the East Room or the Rose Garden. The evening ends with the foreign leader as the guest of honor at a lavish state dinner attended by hundreds, including members of Congress, business leaders, celebrities, political donors and others. The visiting leader also has lunch at the State Department, and sometimes will address a joint meeting of Congress. Such visits are reserved for when the U.S. wants to put on its best faceŽ for a particular leader and ally, said Peter Selfridge, who served as a liaison between the White House and visiting foreign dignitaries as U.S. chief of protocol from 2014 to January 2017. Its a really important arrow in a presidents quiver when it comes to the diplomatic nicety side of his work,Ž Selfridge said.In break with tradition, Trump doesnt host a state dinnerBy DARLENE SUPERVILLEASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates „ Saudi Arabia is hosting a world chess tournament for the “rst time on Tuesday nearly two years after the countrys top cleric issued a religious edict against playing the board game. Politics have also interfered, with players from Israel and Qatar missing the tournament due to regional tensions. Saudi Arabias top cleric, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al Sheikh, said in early 2016 that chess is forbiddenŽ in Islam because it wastes time and can lead to rivalry among players. Similarly, top Iranian clerics have also decried the game, saying it can lead to gambling, which is not permissible in Islam. The muftis comments at the time led to an outcry on social media by young Saudis who defended the game as intellectually stimulating. Muslims, who introduced chess to Europe, have been playing the game since the 7th century in Persia. Despite the muftis past criticism, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has pushed for greater social openings, including lifting a ban on women driving that goes into effect next year, allowing concerts and movies, and easing rules on gender segregation. The chess tournament, however, has also been hit by regional politics. Israelis say Saudi Arabia ignored requests by Israeli players to obtain visas to participate in the tournament. Israel and Saudi Arabia do not have diplomatic relations. Meanwhile, players from Qatar and Iran, which have strained ties with Saudi Arabia, have been granted visas to participate in the tournament. However, Qatari players will not compete in the championship because Qatars chess federation said organizers demanded that the players not display the Qatari ”ag during the competition. A statement issued by the World Chess Federation said that visas for players from Iran and Qatar were secured. It made no mention of Israeli players. The fact that players from Iran and Qatar may decide not to participate, after consulting their own authorities, is clearly their own individual decision,Ž the statement said. The statement added that Saudi authorities had proposed that for security reasons the Qatari players should play under the organizations ”ag, but that the issue was resolved and the Qatar Chess Association was informed that their players would play under their own ”ag.Saudi Arabia hosts world chess games, testing reform limitsBy AYA BATRAWYASSOCIATED PRESS AP PHOTOIn this Monday, Dec. 25, photo released by Saudi Press Agency, two Saudi ocials play chess during the opening the rst ever chess tournament in Riyadh. AP PHOTOPolice secure the perimeter of a home in Troy, New York, Tuesday, Dec. 26, after four bodies were discovered in a basement apartment.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS NAME12 N O TI C E UNDER FI C TITI O U S NAME LAW TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, pursuant to the Fictitious Name Statute,Ž Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, will register with the Division of Corporation of the Department of State of the State of Floirida upon receipt of proof of publication of this notice the fictitious name, to wit: MICHELINE SALON/SPA, Under which we are engaged in business. We expect to engage in business at 5035 South Lakeland Drive, Lakeland, Polk County, Florida. T hat the parties interested in said business enterprise are: VENUE SALON, LLC, a Florida limited liability company. Dated this 22nd day of December, 2017. December 27, 2017 269680 3530557 Lookingfor Adventure? Findit inthe Classifieds INVITATION TO BID14 Board o f C ounty Commissioners Procurement Opportunities For information on Polk County BoCC procurement opportunities, please visit our website at https://www.polk-county.net/procurement/procurement-bids. A list of all active solicitations, i.e., Invitations for Bid, Requests for Proposals, Requests for Information, and other procurement opportunities will be available on that page. To download bid documents, select the link for the desired solicitation and complete the bid summary/registration form and return it to Polk County Procurement via fax at (863) 534-6789 or via email to procurement@polk-county.net If the bid document contains information that is unable to be downloaded, the link will list further instructions. To become a vendor please click on the following link https://www.polkcounty.net/procurement, click on the vendor registration box, at the end of the first paragraph you will click on the word REGISTRATION and follow the instructions to be added to our iSupplier database. All solicitations and procurement information are also available in the lobby of the Procurement Division, 330 West Church Street, Room 150, Bartow, Florida 33830 between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday-Friday. To guarantee receipt of notifications of addenda via email, it is necessary to complete the Bid Registration form for the desired solicitation, including your companys email address. Please return it to the Procurement Division via fax at 863-534-6789 or via email to procurement@polk-county.net December 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 269656 3463905 NOTICE OFACTION16 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: THE MATTER OF THE PROPOSED ADOPTION OF A MINOR CHILD: CASE NO: 2015DR-0392 S ECTION: 02 NOTICE OF ACTION FOR THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS FOR THE PROPOSED ADOPTION OF A MINOR CHILD TO: Michael Devin Kerchner, White male, approximately 56, medium build, about 28 years old. Last known address of 521 Rob Roy Street, Lakeland, Florida 33813. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition and an Amended Petition for Adoption for Adoption by Family Member 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, the Petitioners Attorney, on or before ________________ and file the original with the Clerk of the Court, P.O. Box 9000/Drawer CC-2, Bartow, Florida 33831 either before service on Petitioners attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. UNDER SECTION 63.089, FLORIDA STATUTES, FAILURE TO FILE A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO THIS NOTICE WITH THE COURT CONSTITUTES GROUNDS UPON WHICH THE COURT SHALL GRANT THE PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS. Dated this ______day of ____, 2017. STACY M. BUTTERFIELD CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ ___________________ Deputy Clerk Seal December 20, 27, 2017, January 3, 10, 2018 269695 3528418 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION A.M. BRISK, INC., a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, v. SYLVIA RAMOS a/k/a SYLVIA ESTER MAESTAS, and SHELTONPATTESON LOANS, LLC, a Florida Liability Company, Defendants. Case Number: 2017-CA-003643 NOTICE OF ACTION TO: SYLVIA RAMOS a/k/a SYLVIA ESTER MAESTAS ( Address Unknown) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title to the following described real property in Polk County, Florida: Lot 1030, of INWOOD NO. 4, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 35, Public Records of Polk County, Florida. Property Address: 3509 Ave. T NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881 has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Kristopher E. Fernandez, Esq., attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 114 S. Fremont Ave., Tampa, FL 33606, which date is: January 24, 2018, and to file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The action was instituted in the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court for Polk County in the State of Florida and is styled as follows: A.M. BRISK, INC., a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, v. SYLVIA RAMOS a/k/a SYLVIA ESTER MAESTAS, and SHELTONPATTESON LOANS, LLC, a Florida NOTICE OFACTION16 Liability C ompany, De f endants. DATED on December 7, 2017. Stacy M. Butterfield Clerk of the Court By:Taylor Pittman As Deputy Clerk Seal P ublish in Polk County News and Democrat for four consecutive w eeks December 20, 27, 2017, January 3, 10, 2018 395987 3525868 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION GPLAN INVESTMENTS INC, a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, v. HEATHER NICOLE WILLIAMS, Known Heir of JIMMY R. WILLIAMS, Deceased, and the UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ANY OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST JIMMY R. WILLIAMS, deceased. Defendants. Case Number: 2017-CA-0037780000-00 NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ANY OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST JIMMY R. WILLIAMS, deceased. ( Address Unknown) YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title to the following described real property in Polk County, Florida: Lot 25, GIBSON OAKS, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 72, Page 19, Public Records of Polk County, Florida. Property Address: 8324 Gibson Oaks Dr., Lakeland, FL 33801 has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Kristopher E. Fernandez, Esq., attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 114 S. Fremont Ave., Tampa, FL 33606, which date is: January 8, 2018, and to file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The action was instituted in the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court for Polk County in the State of Florida and is styled as follows: GPLAN INVESTMENTS INC., a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, v. HEATHER NICOLE WILLIAMS, Know Heir of JIMMY R WILLIAMS, Deceased, and the UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ANY OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST JIMMY R. WILLIAMS deceased. Defendant. DATED on November 22, 2017. Stacy M. Butterfield Clerk of the Court By:Asuncion Nieves As Deputy Clerk Publish in Polk County News and Democrat for four consecutive weeks December 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 395987 3520285 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA FAMILY LAW DIVISION IN RE: TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS FOR PROPOSED ADOPTION OF: RAINA ELIZABETH BROWN-McCULLEY Minor Child. Case No.: 2017-DR-7197 NOTICE OFACTION16 S ect i on N o.: 01 NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS PENDING ADOPTION & PETITION FOR STEP-PARENT ADOPTION TO: ANTHONY JAMES BROWN Last Known Address: 1526 Shreveport Road Minden, LA 71055-3713 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Petition for Termination of Parental Rights Pending Adoption and Petition for Stepparent Adoption has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Vanessa Jean Holley c/o Nicholas C. Mohr, Esquire whose address is Law Office of William J. Lobb, 295 West Summerlin Street, Bartow, Florida 33830 on or before January 12, 2018 and file the original with Stacey M. Butterfield, Clerk of the Court, P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-2, Bartow, Florida 33831 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including 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 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, Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of document and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismmisal or striking of pleadings. Dated: December 5, 2017 Stacy M. Butterfield CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Natalie Rhoton Deputy Clerk Seal December 13, 20, 27, 2017, January 3, 2018 285302 3525422 NOTICE OFADMIN18 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF MILDRED MASSEY DUNAVANT AKA MILDRED MASSEY, Deceased. File No. 17CP-2823 NOTICE OF ANCILLARY ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Administration of the Ancillary Estate of MILDRED MASSEY DUNAVANT AKA MILDRED MASSEY, deceased, File Number 17CP-2823, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC4, Bartow, FL 33830-9000. The Estate is Testate. The date of the Will is December 2, 2014. The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this Notice of Ancillary Administration 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 THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or NOTICE OFADMIN18 d eman d s aga i nst d ece d ent  s estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is: December 20, 2017. Personal Representative: RALPH DELMAR DUNAVANT, JR. 8569 KING CARTER STREET MANASSAS, VA 20110 STEPHEN F. BAKER ATTORNEY AT LAW Attorney for Personal Representative 800 FIRST STREET S. WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880 Florida Bar No: 217182 Telephone: (863) 299-2118 Email: sfbpleadings@gmail.com December 20, 27, 2017 269798 3528349 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT NEAL MATHIESON AKA BOB N. MATHIESON, Deceased. File No. 17CP-2869 NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Administration of the Estate of ROBERT NEAL MATHIESON, deceased, File Number 17CP-2869, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33830-9000. The Estate is Intestate. The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this Notice of Administration is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or j urisdiction of this Court are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is: December 27, 2017. Personal Representative: PATRICIA MATHIESON 2306 Avenue F, NW Winter Haven, FL 33880 STEPHEN F. BAKER ATTORNEY AT LAW Attorney for Personal Representative 800 FIRST STREET S. WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880 Florida Bar No: 217182 Telephone: (863) 299-2118 Email: sfbpleadings@gmail.com December 27, 2017, January 3, 2018 269798 3530464 NOTICE OFADMIN18 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF KENNETH CLINTON HOBART AKA KENNETH CLINTON HOBART, SR., Deceased. File No. 17CP-2873 NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of KENNETH CLINTON HOBART deceased, File Number 17CP-2873, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33830-9000. THIS ESTATE IS INTESTATE. The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this Notice of Administration is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the will, the qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or j urisdiction of this Court are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is: December 20, 2017. Personal Representative: EILEEN THERESA HOBART IRONS 713 ROSE STREET, LOT #331 AUBURNDALE, FL 33823 STEPHEN F. BAKER ATTORNEY AT LAW Attorney for Personal Representative 800 FIRST STREET S. WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880 Florida Bar No: 217182 Telephone: (863) 299-2118 Email: sfbpleadings@gmail.com December 20, 27, 2017 269798 3528374 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF CHARLES P. BUISCH Deceased. File No. 17CP-2874 NOTICE OF ANCILLARY ADMINISTRATION AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Administration of the Ancillary Estate of CHARLES P. BUISCH, deceased, File Number 17CP-2874, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33830-9000. The Estate is Testate. The date of the Will is August 2, 2011. The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this Notice of Ancillary Administration 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 THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. All creditors of the decedent and

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017The Polk County Democrat The Venice Gondolier SunPage 3 NOTICE OFADMIN18 ot h er persons h av i ng c l a i ms or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is: December 20, 2017. Personal Representative: Carol P. Buisch 548 Townline Road Lyons, NY 14489 Ellen M. Buisch 61 Ranchelle Lane Cheekwowaga, NY 14227 STEPHEN F. BAKER ATTORNEY AT LAW Attorney for Personal Representative 800 FIRST STREET S. WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880 Florida Bar No: 217182 Telephone: (863) 299-2118 Email: sfbpleadings@gmail.com December 20, 27, 2017 269798 3528392 NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: ESTATE OF RALPH B. STROUSE, JR., Deceased. FILE NO. 2016CP-002630 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RALPH B. STROUSE, JR. dec eased, File No. 2016-CP-002630, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Probate Division, Clerk of the Circuit Court, P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831-9000. The names and addresses for the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 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. BUT IN NO EVENT LATER THAN TWO YEARS AFTER THE DEATH OF THE DECEDENT. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate, must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, BUT IN NO EVENT LATER THAN TWO YEARS AFTER THE DEATH OF THE DECEDENT. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is December 27, 2017. Personal Representative: Avery Strouse 3830 Rolling Hills Ct. East Lake Wales, FL 33898 CURTIS B. LEE, ESQUIRE FBN 910775 Post Office Box 93181 Lakeland, Florida 33804 Telephone: (407)218-3719 Email: cbleealaw@gmail.com Attorney for Personal Representative December 27, 2017, January 3, 2018 400143 3530640 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT F O R POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: THE ESTATE OF TERRY JOHNSON A/K/A TERRY ANN JOHNSON Deceased. __________/ File No: 16CP-3098 NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of TERRY NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 J OHNSON A/K/A TERRY ANN JOHNSON, deceased, File Number 16 CP-3098 by the Circuit Court for P olk County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Drawer 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33831; that the decedents date of death was July 7, 2016; that the total value of the estate is $76,950.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: DEBRA ANN HENDERSON P.O. Box 2009 Andalusia, AL 36420 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING A NY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME P ERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 20, 2017. Person Giving Notice: DEBRA ANN HENDERSON P.O. Box 2009 Andalusia, Alabama 36420 Attorney for Person Giving Notice Frederick J. Murphy, Jr., Attorney Florida Bar Number: 0709913 BOSWELL & DUNLAP, LLP 245 S. Central Avenue Bartow, Florida 33830 Telephone: (863) 533-7117 E-Mail: fjmefiling@bosdun.com Secondary E-Mail: teri@bosdun.com December 20, 27, 2017 269658 3526929 NEEDAJOB? CHECKTHE CLASSIFIEDS! IN THE TENTH CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION PEGGY G. COOK, Deceased. File No.: 17-CP-2844 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of PEGGY G. COOK, deceased, whose date of death was August 4, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 255 South Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATTER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME 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 the decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is December 27, 2017. Personal Representative: PAULA MCGHEE 2261 West Palmview Circle Auburndale, Florida 33823 Attorney for Personal Representative: ROBERTA J. CREIGHTON Attorney Florida Bar No. 930474 Putnam, Creighton & Airth, P.A. Post Office Box 3545 Lakeland, Florida 33802-3545 Telephone: (863) 682-1178 Fax: (863) 683-3700 E-Mail: Roberta@Putnampa.com Secondary E-Mail: RJCService@Putnampa.com December 27, 2017, January 3, 2018 269762 3529818 NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF LORETTA W. CHADWICK Deceased. FILE NO 17CP-2258 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LORETTA W. CHADWICK deceased, whose date of death was August 15, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831-9000. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME 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 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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is December 27, 2017 Personal Representative: Teresa D. Williams 327 Fields Road Lakeland, Florida 33801 Attorney for Personal Representative: John P. Collins, Jr., Esquire John P. Collins, P.A. Florida Bar No. 0894192 5015 S. Florida Ave., Ste. 400 Lakeland, Florida 33813 Telephone: (863) 682-8282 Fax: (863) 644-8484 E-Mail: john@johnpcollinspa.com December 27, 2017, January 3, 2018 269969 3530547 GETRESULTS USECLASSIFIED! IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF THERESA NORMA BERNARDINI, a/k/a, THERESA N. BERNARDINI, Deceased. File No. 2017-CP-2479 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of THERESA NORMA BERNARDINI, a/k/a THERESA N. BERNARDINI, Deceased, whose date of death was May 30, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this Notice is required to be served, must file their claims with this Court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME 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 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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: December 20, 2017. FRANK BERNARDINI Personal Representative 915 N. Lakeshore Boulevard Lake Wales, FL 33853 D. ANDREW HUNT Florida Bar No. 0612723 Hunt & Smith Law Firm, PA Attorney for Personal Representative 225 E. Park Avenue Lake Wales, FL 33853 Telephone: (863) 676-1423 Fax: (863) 676-3695 Email: dah@huntsmithlaw.com December 20, 27, 2017 326355 3528481 NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT F O R POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: THE ESTATE OF CYNTHIA KAY GREEN ROMERO Deceased. __________/ File No: 17CP-2526 NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: Y ou are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Cynthia Kay G reen Romero, deceased, File Number 17 CP-2526 by the Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Drawer 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33831; that the decedents date of death was September 16, 2016; that the total value of the estate is $36,750.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Rey Romero 3205 Rifle Range Road Winter Haven, FL 33880 Kendra Lycans n/k/a Kendra M. Douglas 3205 Rifle Range Road Winter Haven, FL 33880 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA S TATUTES SECTION 733.702. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is December 20, 2017. Person Giving Notice: Rey Romero 3205 Rifle Range Road Winter Haven, Florida 33880 Attorney for Person Giving Notice Frederick J. Murphy, Jr., Attorney Florida Bar Number: 0709913 BOSWELL & DUNLAP, LLP 245 S. Central Avenue BARTOW, FL 33830 Telephone: (863) 533-7117 Fax: (863)533-7412 E-Mail: fjmefiling@bosdun.com Secondary E-Mail: teri@bosdun.com December 20, 27, 2017 269658 3527137 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION I N RE: ESTATE OF CHARLES EDWIN MARTIN Deceased. File No. 2017CP-0025450000-XX NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CHARLES EDWIN MARTIN, deceased, whose date of death was October 19, 2016, is pending in the Circuit Court for POLK County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Drawer CC-4, P.O.Box 9000, Bartow, FL 33831-9000. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME 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 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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is December 20, 2017. NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 P ersona l R epresentat i ve: James R. Martin 2555 West 106th Place Chicago, Illinois 60655 Attorney for Personal Representative: / S/ Robert O. Sammons Attorney Florida Bar Number: 282952 FLOYD SAMMONS & SPANJERS PA 1556 6th Street SE WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880-4509 Telephone: (863) 293-3801 Fax: (863) 294-0976 Email: bob@winterhavenlegal.com Secondary E-Mail:servicewinterhavenlegal@gmail.comDecember 20, 27, 2017 286812 3527009 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT F O R POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF LLOYD E. WARNER a/k/a LLOYD EDWIN WARNER Deceased. File No. 2017-CP-2651 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LLOYD E. WARNER a/k/a LLOYD EDWIN WARNER deceased, whose d ate of death was September 22, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Polk County Courthouse, Post Office Box 9000, Bartow, FL 33831. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME 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 the decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN T HE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SETFORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is December 27, 2017. Personal Representative: TRACIE M. FEHRM 2805 Burries Rd. Hartland, WI 53029 Attorney for Personal Representative: SHELBY L. LOVELESS, FBN: 125061 James M. Weaver, PA 240 E. Park Ave. Lake Wales, FL 33853 Tel.: 863.676.6000 Fax: 863.678.1515 E-Mail:sloveless@lakewaleslaw.net Secondary E-Mail: j imweaver@lakewaleslaw.net December 20, 2017, January 3, 2018 269824 3530471 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: THE ESTATE OF GLENDA ROSE MARIN Deceased. _______/ File No. 2017CP-002718-0000-XX NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Glenda Rose Marin deceased, whose date of death was October 11, 2017, 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, Florida 33831. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME 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 decedent's estate must file their claims with this court NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 WITHIN 3 M O NTH S AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is December 27, 2017. Personal Representative Nelma Dawson 2010 Medulla Road Lakeland, FL 33811 Attorney for Personal Representative: Andrew M. Reed Attorney Florida Bar Number: 10756 Reed Mawhinney & Link, PLLC 1611 Harden Blvd. Lakeland, FL 33803 Telephone: (863) 687-1771 Fax: (863) 687-1775 E-Mail: andy@polklawyer.com Secondary E-Mail: anna@polklawyer.com December 27, 2017, January 3, 2018 288477 3530561 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: ESTATE OF HARRY HALL HALBERT Deceased. File No. 2017CP-2753 PROBATE DIVISION NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Harry Hall Halbert, deceased, whose date of death was October 23rd, 2017 is pending in the Circuit Court for POLK County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Polk County Courthouse, P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33830-9000. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME 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 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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is December 20, 2017. Personal Representative Stacy Leigh Bolin 875 N.E. 48th Street Lot 310 Lighthouse Point, FL 33064 VICTOR J. TROIANO, ESQ. TROIANO & ROBERTS, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative 317 SOUTH TENNESSEE AVENUE LAKELAND, FL 33801-4617 Florida Bar No. 0221864 Email Addresses: vtroiano@troianolaw.com tcook@troianolaw.com December 20, 27, 2017 269816 3528718 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT J. TANGARONE a/k/a ROBERT JOHN TANGARONE, Deceased. Case No. 17 CP-2756 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROBERT J. TANGARONE a/k/a ROBERT JOHN TANGARONE, deceased, whose date of death was June 15, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Polk County Courthouse, Post Office Box 9000, Drawer No. CC-4419, Bartow, Florida 338309000. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court, ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017The Polk County Democrat The Venice Gondolier SunPage 5 NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is December 20, 2017. Personal Representative Carol B. Tangarone 433 Willow Run Lakeland, Florida 33813 Attorney for Personal Representatives Philip O. Allen, Esquire Florida Bar No. 167375 PETERSON & MYERS,P.A. Post Office Box 24628 Lakeland, FL 33802-4628 Telephone: (863) 683-6511 pallen@petersonmyers.com yheipp@petersonmyers.com December 20, 27, 2017 269750 3528303 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT F O R POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF RUTH EDWINA HULL a/k/a RUTH EDWINA THORNBURG HULL Deceased. File No. 2017-CP-2774 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RUTH EDWINA HULL a/k/a RUTH EDWINA THORNBURG HULL deceased, whose date of death was September 21, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Polk County Courthouse, Post Office Box 9000, Bartow, FL 33831. The names and a ddresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME 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 the decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SETFORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is December 27, 2017. Personal Representative: VIDA J. HULL 1315 Plantation Dr. Johnson City, TN 37604 Attorney for Personal Representative: JAMES M. WEAVER, FBN: 212792 James M. Weaver, PA 240 E. Park Ave. Lake Wales, FL 33853 Tel.: 863.676.6000 Fax: 863.678.1515 E-Mail:jimweaver@lakewaleslaw.net Secondary E-Mail: sloveless@lakewaleslaw.net December 20, 2017, January 3, 2018 269824 3530516 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: ESTATE OF TERRY A. LETCHWORTH, Deceased. FILE NO. 17CP-2808 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Terry A. Letchworth, deceased, whose date of death was April 21, 2017, and whose (last 4 digits) Social Security No. is ...1314, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 255 S. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830. The names and addresses for the PerNOTICE TO CREDITORS20 s ona l R epresentat i ve an d t h e P ersonal Representatives attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be 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 the decedents estate, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOT WITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. Personal Representative: Jewel G. Letchworth 5390 Ivy Branch Lane Lakeland, Florida 33810 Attorney for Personal Representative: STEPHEN M. MARTIN Florida Bar No. 308234 500 S. Florida Avenue, Suite 460 Lakeland, Florida 33801 Telephone: (863) 683-8765 The date of the first publication of this Notice is December 27, 2017. December 27, 2017, January 3, 2018 286466 3526850 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF EDITH NEIL DEBARRY, a/k/a EDITH SMITH DEBARRY, Deceased, FILE NO: 2017CP-2870 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EDITH NEIL DEBARRY a/k/a EDITH SMITH DEBARRY., deceased, date of death October 16, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-04, Bartow, FL 33831-9000. The personal representative and the personal representatives attorney names and addresses 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 is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME 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 decendent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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The first publication date of this Notice is December 27, 2017. DENISE CHAMBERS Personal Representative 125 Harbor Way Auburndale, Florida 33823 TED A. LASSEIGNE Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 163202 Post Office Box 2238 Haines City, FL 33845-2238 Telephone: 863-422-2216 E-Mail: tlasseignelaw@gmail.com December 27, 2017 January 3, 2018 269806 3530612 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: ESTATE OF FRANCES RONDELLO GIBIINO, Deceased. File No. 2017CP-2906 PROBATE DIVISION NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Frances Rondello Gibiino, NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 d ecease d w h ose d ate o f d eat h was September 15th, 2017 is pending in the Circuit Court for POLK County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Polk County Courthouse, P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33830-9000. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME 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 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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 733.702 WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is December 27, 2017. Personal Representative Vincenzo Salvaggio 5676 Southbook Drive Lakeland, FL 33811 LAURIANE CICCARELLI, ESQ. TROIANO & ROBERTS, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative 317 SOUTH TENNESSEE AVENUE LAKELAND, FL 33801-4617 Florida Bar No. 0104401 Email Addresses: LCICCARELLI@troianolaw.com tcook@troianolaw.com December 27, 2017 January 03, 2018 269816 3530542 CLASSIFIED ADSSELL IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF MARSHALL ROBIN LEDBETTER, SR. Deceased, FILE NO: 2017CP-2937 N OTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARSHALL ROBIN LEDBETTER, SR., deceased, date of death October 8, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-04, Bartow, FL 33831-9000. The personal representative and the personal representatives attorney names and addresses 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 is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME 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 decendent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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The first publication date of this Notice is December 27, 2017. CARLA SAVAGE Personal Representative 2008 Brentwood Drive Auburndale, Florida 33823 TED A. LASSEIGNE Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 163202 Post Office Box 2238 Haines City, FL 33845-2238 Telephone: 863-422-2216 E-Mail: tlasseignelaw@gmail.com December 27, 2017 January 3, 2018 269806 3530610 NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF JOAN LEFEBVRE Deceased, FILE NO: 2017CP-2944 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROSE JOAN LEFEBVRE., deceased, date of death October 14, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-04, Bartow, FL 33831-9000. The personal representative and the personal representatives attorney names and add resses 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 is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME 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 decendent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 FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The first publication date of this Notice is December 27, 2017. PERRY A LEARD Personal Representative 58 Heritage Dr Whitinsville, MA 01588 TED A. LASSEIGNE Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 163202 Post Office Box 2238 Haines City, FL 33845-2238 Telephone: 863-422-2216 E-Mail: tlasseignelaw@gmail.com December 27, 2017 January 3, 2018 269806 3530618 AdvertiseToday! IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: ESTATE OF MARY JANE HARDMAN, Deceased. FILE NO. 17CP-3002 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Mary Jane Hardman, deceased, whose date of death is October 10, 2017, and whose (last 4 digits) Social Security No. is ...0590, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 255 S. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830. The names and addresses for the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be 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 the decedents estate, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOT WITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. Personal Representative: Mary E. Iskra Post Office Box 7142 Lakeland, Florida 33807 Attorney for Personal Representative: NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 S TEPHEN M. MARTIN Florida Bar No. 308234 500 S. Florida Avenue, Suite 460 Lakeland, Florida 33801 Telephone: (863) 683-8765 Facsimile: (863) 687-6283 The date of the first publication of this Notice is December 27, 2017. December 27, 2017, January 3, 2018 286466 3530607 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT F O R POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: THE ESTATE OF EMILY INEZ VARN (a/k/a Inez P. Varn) Deceased. __________/ File No: 2017CP3085 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Emily Inez Varn deceased, whose date of death was August 7, 2017, is pending in the Circuit Court for Pol k County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL, 338319000. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney a re 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 is required to be served must file their claims with this Court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME 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 the decedents estate, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE F LORIDA STATUTES WILL BE FORE VER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is December 27, 2017. Personal Representative JAYNE VARN BATES P.O. Box 952 Fort Meade, Florida 33841 Attorney for Personal Representative: DONALD H. WILSON, JR. Florida Bar No. 222208 BOSWELL & DUNLAP, LLP 245 S. Central Avenue Bartow, Florida 33830 Telephone: (863) 533-7117 E-Mail: dhw@bosdun.com Secondary E-Mail: darlene@bosdun.com December 27, 2017 January 3, 2018 269658 3530606 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: ESTATE OF FRANCES J. ALBERT, Deceased. FILE NO. 17CP-3096 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Frances J. Albert, deceased, whose date of death is November 21, 2017, and whose (last 4 digits) Social Security No. is ...8245, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 255 S. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830. The names and addresses for the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be 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 the decedents estate, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE NOTICE TO CREDITORS20 FL O RIDA PR O BATE CO DE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOT WITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. Personal Representative: Nanette Ochoa Shaw Post Office Box 1248 Polk City, Florida 33868 Attorney for Personal Representative: STEPHEN M. MARTIN F lorida Bar No. 308234 500 S. Florida Avenue, Suite 460 Lakeland, Florida 33801 Telephone: (863) 683-8765 Facsimile: (863) 687-6283 T he date of the first publication of this Notice is December 27, 2017. December 27, 2017, January 3, 2018 400145 3530772 F i n d i t i n t h e C l a s s i f i e d s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE22 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA J.P. Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Corp., Plaintiff, vs. John Christopher Wells, et al., D efendants. ____/ Case No: 2015CA-003078-0000-00 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated December 7, 2017, and entered in Case No. 2015CA-003078-0000-00 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County, Florida wherein J.P. Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Corp., is the Plaintiff and John Christopher Wells; Unknown Spouse of John Christopher Wells; Creekside Community Association of Polk County, Inc.; State of Florida Department of Revenue; Polk County Clerk of Circuit Court; Debra Wells; State of Florida, are Defendants, Stacy M. Butterfield, Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash online at www.polk.realforeclose.com at 10:00 a.m. on January 23, 2018 the following described property set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT NO. 149 OF CREEKSIDE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 136 AT PAGE 23, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 4877 Hickory Stream Lane, Mulberry, FL 33860 Any person or entity claiming an interest 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 sixty (60) days after the Foreclosure Sale. 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 Administrator, (863) 5344690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this (describe notice); if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. DATED this 13th day of December, 2017 / s/ Nick Geraci Nick Geraci, Esq. Florida Bar No. 95582 Lender Legal Services, LLC 201 East Pine Street, Suite 730 Orlando, Florida 32801 Tel: (407) 730-4644 Fax: (888) 337-3815 Attorney for Plaintiff Service Emails: ngeraci@lenderlegal.com EService@LenderLegal.com LLS04490 To be Published In: The Polk County News and Democrat aswain@scmginc.com December 20, 27, 2017 364713 3527589

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Page 6The Polk County Democrat The Venice Gondolier SunWednesday, December 27, 2017 Florida s Choice for Legal Advertising From Public Notices to Bid Requests and Government Employment, The Record is your source.Call 863.533.4183 For Additional Information and Special Low Rates. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE22 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION THREE UNDER PAR, LLC, Plaintiff, v. ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, BENEFICIARIES OR O THER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST MARY HARRIS, DEC EASED, Defendants. ____________/ CASE NO.: 16-CA-000441 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 (Publish in POLK COUNTY NEWS AND DEMOCRAT) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 13, 2017, and entered in Case No. 16CA-000441 of the Circuit Court in and for POLK County, Florida, wherein, THREE UNDER PAR, LLC, is the Plaintiff, and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, BENEFICIARIES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST MARY HARRIS, DECEASED, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, STATE OF F LORIDA, CLERK OF COURT FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, and CYNTHIA MAPIER A/K/A CYNTHIA NAPIER, are the Defendants. STACY M. BUTTERFIELD, as the Clerk of the Circuit Court, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at www.polk.realforeclose.com, at 10:00 AM on JANUARY 17, 2018 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:ment, to wit: THE WEST 63 FEET OF LOT 8, BLOCK 3, TIER 6, SOUTH FLORIDA RAILROAD ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 27 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA. including the buildings, appurtenances, and fixtures located thereon. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE22 P roperty Add ress: 1170 M agno li a S treet, Bartow, FL 33830 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INT EREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN T HE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF T HE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: December 15, 2017. HOWARD LAW GROUP 450 N. Park Road, #800 Hollywood, FL 33021 Telephone: (954) 893-7874 Facsimile: (888) 235-0017 Email: Harris@HowardLawFL.com Matthew@HowardLawFL.com Pleadings@HowardLawFL.com By: /s/ Matthew Klein Harris S. Howard, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 65381 Matthew Klein, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 73529 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 Tenth Judicial Circuit of Florida; Voice#: 863-534-4686; TDD#: 863-534-777; Fax # 305-349-7355, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; (describe notice); if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711 or 1-800-955-8770. December 20, 27, 2017 372164 3528202 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION ("FANNIE MAE"), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERI CA, P laintiff, vs. LINDA DEERING; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LINDA DEERING; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION #1 and #2, and ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, et.al., Defendant(s). CASE NO.: 2017CA001508000000 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (Publish in the Polk County News and Democrat) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN purFilSJd NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE22 suant to a Final S ummary Judgment of Foreclosure (IN REM) dated December 11, 2017, entered in Civil Case No.: 2017CA001508000000 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County, Florida, wherein FEDERAL NA TIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIA TION ("FANNIE MAE"), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, and LINDA DEERING, are Defendants. STACY M. BUTTERFIELD, The Clerk of the Circuit Court, will sell to the highest bidder for cash, at www.polk.realforeclose.com, at 10:00 AM, on the 25th day of January, 2018 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure (IN REM), to wit: LOT 3, TIMBERWOOD, UNIT 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS FILED AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 74, PAGE 50, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after 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. 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 Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated: December 15, 2017. By: Elisabeth Porter Florida Bar No.: 645648. Attorney for Plaintiff: Brian L. Rosaler, Esquire Popkin & Rosaler, P.A. 1701West Hillsboro Boulevard Suite 400 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 360-9030 Facsimile: (954) 420-5187 17-44927 December 20, 27, 2017 269761 3528209 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE22 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION LINKLITE ENTERPRISES, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company Plaintiff, vs. JOHN ALLEN LOTT, KIMBERLY ANN GREEN, REBECCA SMITH MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES C LAIMING BY THROUGH UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO A RE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS. Defendants. CASE NO.: 2017-CA-000247 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 8, 2017 and entered in Case No.: 2017-CA-000247 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County, Florida in which Linklite Enterprises, LLC, is the Plaintiff and JOHN ALLEN LOTT, KIMBERLY ANN GREEN, REBECCA SMITH MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY THROUGH UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEV ISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS are the Defendants, Stacy M. Butterfield, CPA, the Polk County Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash online via the internet at http://www.polk.realforeclose.com at 10:00 AM on the 12th day of January 2018 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: Lot 73, Timbercreek Phase 2, according to the map or plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 79, Page 8, of the Public Records of Polk County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1986 Wood D/QW,ID#GDOCFL068611480A/B Decal#R283091. commonly known as 2527 State Park Rd, Lakeland, Florida 33805 Any person claiming an interest in NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE22 t h e surp l us f rom t h e sa l e, if any, ot h er t han the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a c laim within sixty (60) days after the sale. I f you are a person with a disability w ho 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 Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686 within two (2) days of your receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call (863) 534-7777, dial 711. Dated this 18th day of December, 2017. / s/ Marsha M. Moses Marsha M. Moses, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 0084925 Kubicki Draper, P.A. 400 N Ashley Drive, Suite 1200 Tampa, Florida 33602 (813) 314-1157 Attorney for Plaintiff December 27, 2017, January 3, 2018 400140 3530366 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA CALIBER HOME LOANS, INC., Plaintiff, vs. JULIO A. BENITEZ BATISTA; MARIA L. BENITEZ; ISLAND LAKES OF POLK COUNTY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION #1 and #2, and ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, et.al., Defendant(s). CASE NO.: 2017CA002672000000 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (Publish in the Polk County News and Democrat) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 8, 2017, entered in Civil Case No.: 2017CA002672000000 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County, Florida, wherein CALIBER HOME LOANS, INC., Plaintiff, and JULIO A. BENITEZ BATISTA; MARIA L. BENITEZ; ISLAND LAKES OF POLK COUNTY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.;, are Defendants. STACY M. BUTTERFIELD, The Clerk of the Circuit Court, will sell to the hihbiddfh NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE22 highest bidder f or cash, at www.polk.realforeclose.com, at 10:00 AM, on the 8th day of March, 2018, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: LOT 32, ISLAND LAKES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 134, PAGE 4, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after 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. 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 assist ance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated: December 15, 2017. By: Elisabeth Porter Florida Bar No.: 645648. Attorney for Plaintiff: Brian L. Rosaler, Esquire Popkin & Rosaler, P.A. 1701West Hillsboro Boulevard Suite 400 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 Telephone: (954) 360-9030 Facsimile: (954) 420-5187 17-45256 December 20, 27, 2017 269761 3528221 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CENTENNIAL BANK, an Arkansas banking corporation, Plaintiff, v. HAMARI HOLDING COMPANY, L LC, a Florida limited liability company, FIRKINS & GYLES, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, SERENA FARUQ, MOHAMMAD USMAN FARUQ, UNITED STATES SMALLBUSINESSADMINISTRA

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017The Polk County Democrat The Venice Gondolier SunPage 7 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE22 S MALL BU S INE SS ADMINI S TRA TION and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) I N POSSESSION, Defendants. CASE NO.: 2017 CA 003465 N OTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Agreed Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 7, 2017, entered in Civil Case No. 2017 CA 003465 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County, Florida, the Clerk of Court, Stacy M. Butterfield, CPA, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at www.polk.realforeclose.com, the Clerks Website at 10:00 a.m. on the 11th day of January, 2018 the following described property as set forth in said Agreed Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: See legal description attached as Exhibit ŽAŽ and personal property attached as Exhibit BŽ. EXHIBIT AŽ Lots E, F, G, H, I and the West 30 feet of Lot J, M.W. ROGERS SUBDIVISION, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 110, Public Records of Polk County, Florida. Together with that portion of vacated right-of-way set forth in Ordinance No. 5438 recorded in O.R. Book 9240, Page 1859, Public Records of Polk County, Florida. EXHIBIT B All Equipment, Furniture and Fixtures; whether any of the foregoing is owned now or acquired later; all accessions, additions, replacements, and substitutions relating to any of the foregoing; all records of any kind relating to any of the foregoing. The above are or are to be located at 640 and 658 East Main Street, Lakeland. Florida 33801 In addition, the word "Collateral* also includes all the following, whether now owned or hereafter acquired, whether now existing or hereafter arising and wherever located: (A) All accessions, attachments, accessories, tools, parts, supplies, replacements of and additions to any of the collateral described herein, whether added now or later, (d) All products and produce of any of the property described in this Collateral section. (c) All accounts, general Intangibles, instruments, rents, payments, and all other rights, arising out of a sale, lease, consignment or other disposition of any of the property described in this Collateral section. (0) All proceeds (including insurance proceeds) from the sale, destruction, loss, or other disposition of any of the property described in this Collateral section, and sums due from a third party who has damaged (x destroyed the Collateral or from that partys insurer, whether due to Judgment. settlement or other process. (E) All records and data relating to any of the property described in this Collateral section. Whether In the form of a writing, photograph, microfilm, microfiche, or electronic media, together with all of Grantors right, title, and interest in and to all computer software required to utilize, create, maintain and process any such records or data on electronic media. 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. Dated this 15th day of December, 2017. RICE PUGATCH ROBINSON STORFER & COHEN, PLLC 101 N.E. Third Avenue, Suite 1800 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 Telephone (954) 462 8000 Telecopier (954) 462 4300 By /s/ Richard B. Storfer Richard B. Storfer Florida Bar No. 984523 rstorfer@rprslaw.com If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation 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 at (863) 5344686 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. December 20, 27, 2017 400040 3528235 GreatDealsin theClassifieds! NOTICE OFSALE30 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR GSAMP TRUST 2007-FM1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-FM1, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN A. RUGENSTEIN, ET. AL., Defendant(s). ______________/ CASE NO.: 2015-CA-002392 RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE OF SALE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 26, 2016, and entered in Case No. 2015-CA-002392 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR GSAMP TRUST 2007-FM1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-FM1, is Plaintiff and JOHN A. RUGENSTEIN, ET. AL., are Defendants. The Office of Stacy M. Butterfield, Polk County Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash via online auction at www.polk.realforeclose.com at 10:00 A.M. on the 16th day of January, 2018 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: S of the S of the NE of NW of Section 32 Township 30 South Range 27 East, lying West of the S.A.L Railroad, Polk County, Florida. Property Address: 4513 Lake Buffum RoadLake Wales, Florida 33859. and all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiffs mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds 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. Dated this 21st day of December, 2017. McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, LLC By: Jonathan I. Jacobson Jonathan I. Jacobson, Esq. Florida Bar Number: 37088 McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 1000 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Telephone: (561) 713-1400 Email: pleadings@cosplaw.com PUBLISH: The Polk County News and Democrat 15400810 December 27, 2017, January 3, 2018 330552 3530712 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA M&T BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MARY F. GILLILAND; et.al Defendant(s). ______________/ CASE NO. 2016CA-004389-0000-00 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE OF SALE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 27th, 2017 and entered in Case No. 2016CA-004389-0000-00 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County, Florida, wherein M&T BANK, is Plaintiff and MARY F. GILLILAND; et.al., are Defendants, the Office of Stacy M. Butterfield, Polk County Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash via online auction at www.polk.realforeclose.com at 10:00 A.M. on the 17th day of January, 2018 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 11, OF PINE RIDGE, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 82, PAGE 13, PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA; JOINED BY THAT CERTAIN MOBILE HOME DESCRIBED AS A 2005 JACOBSEN WITH VIN NUMBERS JACFL26134A AND JACFL26134B, WHICH HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE DESCRIBED PROPERTY. Property Address: 11 Pine Ridge Loop, Lake Wales, FL 33898 and all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiffs mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds 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 NOTICE OFSALE30 sale. Dated this 21st day of December, 2017. McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, LLC By: Jonathan I. Jacobson Jonathan I. Jacobson, Esq. FBN: 37088 McCabe, Weisberg & Conway, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 1000 W est Palm Beach, FL 33401 T elephone: (561) 713-1400 Email: FLpleadings@mwc-law.com PUBLISH: The Polk County News and Democrat 16-401552 December 27, 2017, January 3, 2018 330552 3530703 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION THE CITY OF LAKELAND, FLORIDA, a municipal corporation, Plaintiff, vs. The unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against LILLIE WIGGS, a/k/a LILL IE WIGG, deceased, NELSON C. W IGGS, JR., a/k/a NELSON C. WIGG, JR., deceased, and CORA L. BAILEY, deceased; and UNKNOWN TENANTS, Defendants. Case No. 53-2017CA-1554 AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to Administrative Order 315.13 and §45.031, Florida Statutes, notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment entered in the above-styled cause in the Circuit Court of Polk County, Florida, Stacy M. Butterfield, as Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts for the Tenth Judicial Circuit will sell the property situated in Polk County, Florida, described as: Lot 3, Block G, Adairs Addition, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 13, in the Public Records of Polk County, Florida at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, on February 6, 2018 by electronic sale, bidding will begin at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time online at www.polk.realforeclose.com. 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. / s/ Abel A. Putnam Abel A. Putnam, Esquire Florida Bar No. 024090 PUTNAM, CREIGHTON & AIRTH, P.A. P. O. Box 3545 Lakeland, Florida 33802-3545 (863) 682-1178 aap@putnampa.com aapservice@putnampa.com 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 Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. December 20, 27, 2017 269762 3527614 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION THE CITY OF LAKELAND, FLORIDA, a municipal corporation, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES R. MACICHA; EWELL & EVANS PROPERTIES, a Florida general partnership; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; UNKNOWN TENANT 3; UNKNOWN TENANT 4; UNKNOWN TENANT 5; UNKNOWN TENANT 6; UNKNOWN TENANT 7; UNKNOWN TENANT 8; UNKNOWN TENANT 9; UNKNOWN TENANT 10; UNKNOWN TENANT 11; UNKNOWN TENANT 12; UNKNOWN TENANT 13; UNKNOWN TENANT 14; UNKNOWN TENANT 15; UNKNOWN TENANT 16; UNKNOWN TENANT 17; UNKNOWN TENANT 18; UNKNOWN TENANT 19; UNKNOWN TENANT 20; UNKNOWN TENANT 21; UNKNOWN TENANT 22; and UNKNOWN TENANT 23, Defendants. Case No. 2017CA-2191 NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to Administrative Order 315.13 and §45.031, Florida Statutes, NOTICE OFSALE30 notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment entered in the above-styled cause in the Circuit Court of Polk County, Florida, Stacy M. Butterfield, as Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts for the Tenth Judicial Circuit will sell the property situated in Polk County, Florida, described as: Lot 2, Block 2, Richlawn Subdivision, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 32, in the Public Records of Polk County, Florida. A/K/A 836 N. Vermont Avenue, Lakeland And Lots 3 and 4, Block 2, Richlawn Subdivision, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 32, in the Public Records of Polk County, Florida. A/K/A 834 N. Vermont Avenue, Lakeland And North 100 feet of the East 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 18, Township 28 South, Range 24 East, Polk County, Florida. A/K/A 905 N. Vermont Avenue, Lakeland And Lots 7 and 8, EDENFIELD SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 67, page 8, Public Records of Polk County, Florida. A/K/A 920 N. Vermont Avenue, Lakeland AndLots 5 and 6, EDENFIELD SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 67, page 8, Public Records of Polk County, Florida A/K/A 912 N. Vermont Avenue, Lakeland at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, on January 11, 2018 by electronic sale, bidding will b egin at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time online at www.polk.realforeclose.com. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other t han the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. / s/ Abel A. Putnam Abel A. Putnam, Esquire Florida Bar No. 024090 PUTNAM, CREIGHTON & AIRTH, P.A. P. O. Box 3545 Lakeland, Florida 33802-3545 (863) 682-1178 aap@putnampa.com aapservice@putnampa.com 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 Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. December 20, 27, 2017 269762 3527612 IN THE C IR C UIT CO URT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL BASS LAKE RESORT HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIA TION, INC., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, Plaintiff, vs. SOFIA OLAN, ET AL., Defendant(s). CASE NO.: 2017-CA-000572 NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45, FS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment in favor of the Plaintiff dated November 29, 2017, and entered in Case No.: 2017-CA-000572 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County, Florida, in which the Clerk of this Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash online at www.polk.realforeclose.com at 10:00 a.m. on the 29th day of January, 2018 the following described property as set forth in the Summary Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 355, LAKESIDE AT BASS LAKE, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 99, Pages 35 and 36, the Public Records of Polk County, Florida. Property Address: 50989 Highway 27 #355, Davenport, FL 33897 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. Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Administrative Order No. 97f NOTICE OFSALE30 3. I f you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 255 N. Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4690 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Services 711. Dated this 13th day of December, 2017. Larsen & Associates, P.L. 300 S. Orange Ave., Suite 1575 Orlando, FL 32801 D ecember 20, 27, 2017 2 89083 3527610 Needa newRide? Findit inthe Classifieds! TAX DEEDS32 N O TI C E O F APPLI C ATI O N F O R TAX DEED Tax Deed Number: 00024-2018 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that RMC USAB LIFT LLC USAMERIBANK REF RMC USAB LIFT the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificates for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate No: 20331 Year of Issuance: June-01-2011 Description of Property: FAIR OAKS SUB 1ST UNIT OF BLK 54 LESS N 165 FT ORIGINAL LAKE WALES PB 34 PG 36 BLK 1 LOT 8 SUBJECT TO 2017 TAXES 02-30-27-909520-001080 Name in which assessed: JOEL RIVERA MARIANELA FONSECA Said property being in the County of Polk, State of Florida Unless said certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder on line on the 18th day of January, 2018 at www.polk.realtaxdeed.com Dated this 2nd day of November, 2017 Stacy M. Butterfield Clerk of Circuit Court of Polk County, Florida Property is sold subject to any additional outstanding taxes. The Clerks office recommends that you reasearch any additional taxes that may be due with the Tax Collectors Office. PUBLISH: Dec-06-2017 Dec-132017 Dec-20-2017 Dec-27-2017 DELINQUENT REAL ESTATE TAXES DUE FOR THE YEARS: 2014, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2010, 2013, 2010, 2015, 2010, 2016 BASE BID AMOUNT: $12,922.94 REDEMPTION AMOUNT: $12,929.19*** ***ALL DELINQUENT TAXES NEED TO BE BROUGHT CURRENT IN ORDER TO REDEEM DUE TO SENATE BILL 478 EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011. PLEASE CONTACT THE TAX DEED OFFICE FOR SAID CHANGES TO AMOUNTS*** WARNING! THERE ARE UNPAID TAXES ON THE PROPERTY WHICH YOU OWN, HAVE A LEGAL INTEREST, OR MAY BE CONTIGUOUS TO YOUR PROPERTY. THE PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD ON LINE AT WWW.POLK.REALTAXDEED.COM ON Jan-18-2018 UNLESS THE BACK TAXES ARE PAID. TO MAKE PAYMENT OR TO RECEIVE FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT THE CLERK OF COURT AT P.O. BOX 9000, DRAWER CC-8, BARTOW, FL 33831-9000 OR BY PHONE AT 863-534-4528 Note: When redeeming property please be advised that payments must be tendered to the Tax Collectors Office. PLEASE REMIT A MONEY ORDER OR CASHIERS CHECK FOR TOTAL AMOUNT TO BE REDEEMED. MAKE PAYABLE TO: TAX COLLECTOR, POLK COUNTY December 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 290781 3517139 OTHER NOTICES38 WEBB' S T O WIN G 719 MAGNOLIA AVE AUBURNDALE, F