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MONDAY 500
April 9, 2007


Diana Thompson

Honored at

Senior Night


Page 7


City Withdraws Offer


To Buy Ametek Plant


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Associate Publisher

The Ametek Industries manu-
facturing plant, eyed for months
as the ideal location at which to
consolidate several city depart-
ments, may be out of considera-
tion after all.
A preliminary environmental
study of the site has raised seri-
ous concerns about its. suitability,
City Mgr. Joseph J. DeLegge told
the city commission.
That development was a major
disappointment to members of
city departments who were look-
ing forward to moving into the
spacious plant, he said.
The plant, at 450 West Polk
Street, is closing as Ametek
moves its manufacturing func-
tions to China and Mexico, and
the city commission voted earlier
this year to buy the plant for $2.6
million, subject to a 60-day period
for a "due diligence" study.
The city figured to save mil-
lions of dollars and several years
by remodeling the Ametek plant,
rather than building new facili-
ties for several departments at
another location.
The city had planned to move
the public works department,
fleet maintenance, purchasing
and warehouse operations, and
the maintenance operations of
the parks and recreation depart-


ment into the building.
But on Monday, Keith Reeves,
president of Architects Design
Group, Inc., reported that envi-
ronmental issues had. been dis-
covered that made the purchase
"not in the best interests of the
city."
Among concerns cited by
Reeves:
"There is some evidence that
the site was, in the 1940s, utilized
for purposes that are not clear,
but which appear to be problem-
atic."
The first known structure on
the site was a furniture manufac-
turer, and "the processes utilized
in the manufacturing and finish-
ing of furniture mnay be, conjec-
turally, problematic."
The fact that Ametek used
the building as a plant for manu-
facturing gauges calls for a Phase
II environmental assessment, "a
somewhat complicated and
expensive process. that would
require extensive testing, coring
of concrete slabs, soils testing of
exterior areas, etc."
The undeveloped portion of
the 24.5-acre site also should be
tested for environmental hazards.
"It is our conclusion and rec-
ommendation that the city no
longer consider. acquisition of this
building and its property," Reeves
said.
The plant has approximately
150,000 square feet under roof,


and at one time employed about
800 people.
Even after putting an estimat-
ed $3 million into improvements
to the Ametek building and
$250,000 into improvements to
the site, and paying architectural
and engineering fees of $455,000,
the city would be getting a bar-
gain, Reeves told the city commis-
sion in November. ADG was hired
by the city to design a city ser-
vices complex on the State Road
60 bypass.
The building has an estimated
replacement value of about
$13,108,000, the architect said.
The building has 140,000
square feet of air conditioned
manufacturing space divided into
two large areas, and 11,000
square feet of offices.
The city needs 80,730 square
feet of space, and could lease out
the other 70,000 square feet,
Reeves said.
The city had hoped to start
moving into the building in 2008.
At one time, the city operated a
landfill on the property, and later
built Little League ballfields over
the dump.
DeLegge said he would notify
Ametek that the city was with-
drawing its offer to buy the site,
but that he was willing to explore
the possibility of a Phase II envi-
ronmental audit to determine if
the site could be made useable by
the city.


Work Camp To Offer


Who cares who gets more eggs? Baby Joy Wilkinson knows she can steal all she wants when big sis-
ter Jenna isn't looking. The sisters were two of many children visiting IMC Agrico Park on Saturday in
search of eggs. Staffphoto by Dawn Wade


Inmates Employment .
Two Low Tnrwinome HousTnil


Some inmates in the Polk
County jail system will soon find
themselves looking for work.
Polk County commissioners
approved a $2.38 million con-
struction contract Wednesday to
begin construction of a work
release camp.
The price is a little more than
half the $43,500 average per bed
price in other jail facilities.
The 96-bed unit will offer
some relief from the overcrowd-
ing in the jail and will provide
the opportunity for inmates to
continue to support themselves
and their families during incar-
ceration, Mark Donald of Polk
County facilities management
told the commission.
The building will be concrete
block with a metal roof, and use
the existing restroom facilities
from the previous "tent city."
"A simple building at a reason-
able price," he called it.
Polk County Sheriffs Office
Chief Steve Lester said the new
facility would offer some opportu-
nities to non-violent offenders.
The county would set up small
accounts for the criminals, and
use their paychecks to pay bills,
pay court costs, and offer small
savings accounts. The facility
also would charge for laundry
services and meals, but Lester
said the PCSO is not seeking to


force the inmate to pay the entire
cost of his incarceration.
"If you try to pinch too hard for
the money, they'll quit," he said.
"The people in the program won't
fully sustain the program, but
will help."
Commissioners voiced strong
support of the program, which
eventually could be expanded to
include women and juvenile
offenders.
"This could help make them
successful and help them try to
break the cycle," Commissioner
Randy Wilkinson said.
Lester said the county has
already heard from potential
employers, and expects the facili-
ty to be finished in 10 months.
Inmates will pay a per diem to
participate, equal to their hourly
wage. For example if an inmate
has a job that pays $10.50 an
hour, that will .be what the
inmate pays to participate, PCSO
spokesman Donna Wood
explained. Likewise, if an inmate
earns $50 an hour, the inmate
will pay $50 to participate.
The goal of the program is
ultimately to save taxpayers dol-
lars while reducing the tradition-
al jail. population, she said.
Additional benefits include a
method of ensuring that payment
of fines and restitution is
secured, assisting inmates with


establishing good work habits in
a good job, and encouraging pro-
ductive behavior while incarcer-
ated, as well as after release.
"The program will teach respon-
sibility and allow inmates to con-
tinue to support their families,"
Wood said. .
Inmates will do their own
laundry, attend classes to
improve life skills, have an oppor-
tunity to participate in faith-
based programs, and have vend-
ing machines and telephones
available.
The facility will incorporate a
dormitory-style living environ-
ment, include lockers for inmates
and have community areas for
family visits. A faith-based com-
ponent will be built into the pro-
gram with worship services to be
conducted routinely.
A groundbreaking for the
facility will be held on Tuesday,
April 10, at 9 a.m. at the Central
County Jail, 2390 Bob Phillips
Road, Bartow.


Groundbreaking
Polk County Sheriff's
Office Work Camp
Tuesday, April 10, 9 a.m
Central County Jail
2390 Bob Phillips Road
Bartow


SDevelopments Approved
Developments Approved


Proposals for two high-density
apartment developments for low
cost housing in West Bartow
received approval from the
Bartow city commission.
One, development envisions
100 units on five acres on
Steward Street for senior citizens.
The other calls for 84 family
apartments on a 4.2-acre site
west of Crown Avenue southwest
of the intersection of Crown
Avenue and West Polk Street.
The commission adopted reso-
lutions clearing the way for both
developments.
The Stewiard Street project, to
be called The Manor at West
Bartow, : is a project of the
Lakeland Housing Authority. It
will be limited to residents age 62
and older, who will be subject to a
criminal background check.
It will be priced as "affordable
housing" for low and moderate
income citizens.
The commission's approval
included .allowing 20 units per
acre, instead of the 12 normally
allowed for apartments. That
raised the limits on the five-acre
site from 60 units to 100.
"I'm opposed to going from 60
to 100 units," Commissioner Pat


Huff said.
"Would it make you feel any
better if I told you I could have
done this without bringing it to
you?" Planning Dir. Robert
Wiegers asked.
"No," Huff replied.
Wiegers said the high density
is intended to keep rents in the
"affordable housing" range.
Steve Boyer of the Lakeland
Housing Authority said he had
met with the West Bartow Front
Porch Council to discuss the hous-
ing, which he said "will be indis-
tinguishable from market-rate
housing."
The cost of the project is pro-
jected at $14 million.
Jim Driskell, development
director, said the developer is
committed to extending Gordon
Avenue to serve the site.
He said 'it will be a single,
three-story apartment building,
and that the developer will spend
$2,000 per unit on landscaping
the site.
' "I just don't like the density,"
Huff said, but added that he was
voting for the project because of
the assurance that Gordon
Avenue will be extended to the
site.


The 84 units on the west side
of Crown Avenue are for residents
of all ages, not just seniors,
Wiegers told the commission.
That development also will have
a density of 20 units per acre.
Chip Cornell of Picerne
Development Group said the com-
plex will have 42 two-bedroom
apartments and 42 three-bed-
room apartments.
Eighty percent of the units will
be for households with incomes
no more than 60 percent of aver-
age mean income, and 20 percent
will be reserved for households
with incomes no higher than 35
percent of the average. The com-
plex will be gated and fenced to
block access to the Long Pool
catchbasin on the north side of
the property, he said.
Picerne also is working with
the Front Porch Council, he
added.
In approving that project, com-
missioners voted to defer collec-
tion of $445,872 in impact fees for
six years. That concession was
made to help the developer quali-
fy for Florida Housing Finance
Corp. tax credit financing.


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Neighbors Protest East Bartow Block Parties


Street parties in East Bartow
have become increasingly bois-
terous in recent months, and are
prompting a growing number of
complaints from neighbors about
conduct of party-goers.
A delegation of citizens
attended Monday night's city
commission meeting to voice
complaints, and Police Chief Erik
Sandvik presented a list of poli-
cies intended to provide limita-
tions on parties and relief for
neighbors.
Commissioner Leo Longworth,


who' lives in East Bartow, said
that street parties sometimes
draw as many as 400 to 500 par-
ticipants.
"They have no end time,"
Longworth' said of the parties.
"They just go and go and go and
go."
Often the parties are marked
by "offensive, obscene music," he
said. "They're cursing; they're
cursing," he added.
Sandvik presented a set of
proposed rules for street parties
that include:


Requiring a permit from the
city manager and the police chief.
Requiring approval of neigh-
bors when streets are to be
closed.
Limiting outdoor parties to
50 guests, and requiring that
they end by 10 p.m.
Keeping noise at "a reason-
able level," and giving police the
authority to shut down parties
that are too noisy.
Requiring the sponsors of a
party to clean up the site after
the event, or to pay the city a


clean-up fee.
A ban on alcoholic beverages
unless permitted by the city
manager.
Hiring of a licensed security
officer or a Bartow police officer
to monitor any parties at which
alcohol is to be served.
A ban on block parties on
Sunday, except for events spon-
sored by churches or sanctioned
by the city.
A ban on use of loud speak-
ers or sound trucks within 500
feet of schools, churches, or cour-


houses "when these facilities are
in session."
"If it were up to me, I wouldn't
allow them at all," Sandvik said
of the street parties. "We're try-
ing to restrict them."
He said that in the past 13 to
14 months, Bartow officers have
issued 50 citations for noise vio-
lations. The tickets carry a
$72.50 penalty, he said.
Lawrence Hunt, speaking on
behalf of a delegation of neigh-
bors, said he often calls police to
complain about excessive, noise,


bad language, and offensive
music.
"It has to stop," he said.
"I'm certain that they're using
drugs," he added.
Longworth said he will hold a
town hall meeting on April 26 at
6 p.m. at Carver Recreation
Center to discuss any issues of
concern, including block parties.


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Summerlin Park at Wilson
Lake dedication, unveiling and
ribbon-cutting date has' been
changed to Friday, April 20, at
9:30 a.m.
The event will culminate an
almost year-long effort to com-
plete the project begun by the
City of Bartow, and the Florida
State Department of Land and
Water Conservation.
Bartow community members,
civic clubs, Bartow and
Summerlin High School Alumni
and other organizations donated
funds to provide a gateway,
tables, benches, trash receptacles,
street lamps, irrigation, landscap-
ing and signage.
The Rotary Clubs of Bartow
donated a six-sided steel gazebo
near the water to commemorate
Rotary International's 100th
anniversary.
In addition, the Polk County
School Board has completed bas-
ketball courts and is in the
process of completing soccer
fields around the park, which is
located just east of Bartow High
School.
There are plans to link


Summerlin Park with Nye
Jordan Park, located off
Summerlin Park at Wilson Lake
at the corner of Orange Avenue
and Stuart Street, and Mary
Holland Park just south of
Clower Street at the end of
Broadway Avenue.
The April 20 event will feature
an unveiling of a permanent
marker that displays the names
of contributors, a dedication of
the flagpole donated by Bartow
Ford Company, and a Greater
Bartow Chamber of Commerce
ribbon-cutting officially opening
the park.
For more information, contact
Barbara Newell at 534-0120.


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Bartow High School To

Feature Prom Promise


Bartow High School students
will illustrate the horrific dan-
gers of drunk driving with Prom
Promise on Wednesday, April 11,
at 3 p.m.
The goal of the project is to
highlight the seriousness of
drinking and driving, and pre-
vent alcohol related accidents on


Prom night.
The students will create a
drunk driving accident at the sta-
dium, complete with LifeNet heli-
copter, emergency personnel and
wrecked cars, and have the event
taped for broadcast to students
on April 13.


Bartow Antique Fair April 14


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CELEBRATING 50 years of wedded bliss are Natachia and Ray Dodd and Helga and Joe
(from left) Dick and Kay Hochschild, Jack and Polakiewicz. (Photo provided by Beverly Boyd)
Wanda Morrison, Harvey and Ursel Kerchner,

Floral Lakes Honors Anniversary Couples


Anniversary couples celebrat-
ing 50 years together were hon-
ored at Floral Lakes Park on
March 17.
The party was attended by 65
people.
The honorees table was deco-
rated with lace tablecloths, can-
dles and globes. Each couple's
wedding pictures also were fea-
tured.
As the couples arrived at the
clubhouse, they had pictures


taken beside the car that the des-
ignated driver drove them in, and
then a picture with the couple
who brought them: Photos were
taken by Dan DiVito.
Inside the clubhouse, the cou-
ples were greeted by Edna Neary
and Dorothy Loshinkski pinned
on corsages. The corsages were
made by Donna Gresel and
Bernie Schiender. The couples
had many pictures taken at their
table toasting,'hugging, cutting


the cake and others. The cake was
decorated with white frosting an
clusters of pink roses.
From 1:30 to 2:15 p.m., Carol
Keen played love songs on the
piano. A toast was given by Paul
Meuser;
Mrs. Keen also played the
bridal march as the couples got
up and walked around the tables,
and were introduced by Beverly
Boyd.


'Sounds Of Freedom' Concert Pla ned


Salute the "Sounds of
Freedom" during the 17th annual
Concert Under the Stars at
Historic Bok Sanctuary on
Saturday, May 5, at 8 p.m.
The Imperial Symphony
Orchestra (ISO) will perform
selections representing national
pride of people from around the
world.
Sanctuary carillonneur
William De Turk also will per-
form on the 60-bell Singing
Tower, and Orlando soprano
Tonya Rodriguez will sing two
Mariachi selections, "Besame
Mucho" and "El Siete Mares,"
with the orchestra conducted by
ISO's music director Mark
Thielen.
A favorite Central Florida out-
door gathering, the event draws
thousands of visitors who enjoy a
picnic and pops musical evening
with family and friends as the
sun sets over Iron Mountain,
peninsular Florida's highest


point.
The popular picnic contest will
award prizes for most elegant,
most original and best overall.
Judging will take place at 6:30
p.m., and winners will be
announced during intermission.
Visitors are encouraged to bring a
lawn chair or blanket, insect
repellent and a flashlight.
Handicapped parking and shuttle
service will be available.
Preordered meals are available
from the Carillon Caf6 for $9.50
plus tax and can be picked up the
day of the concert by 7:45 p.m. in
the Caf6 which will close at 8 p.m.
Call 676-1355 for advance
meal orders.
Hot dogs,. snacks and bever-
ages will be available for sale at
the Hilltop Caf6 concession locat-
ed near the concert site, and wine
will be available through inter-
mission. The gift shop will remain
open until after the concert.
For a suggested donation of $5,


concertgoers can enter a drawing
for a private tour of the Singing
Tower for up to five adults led by
De Turk and a one-night stay for
two at Pinewood Estate.
Tickets will be available at the
Information Tent near the concert
seating area. The winners will be
announced at the end of intermis-
sion.
Advance ticket prices are $12
for adults and $6 for children.
Day of concert ticket prices are
$15 for adults and $8 for children.
Tickets will go on sale April 6.
To purchase tickets by phone call
the Sanctuary event line a 734-
1222 or the Imperial Symphony
Orchestra Office at 688-3743.
For group rates, call 734-1209.
To purchase tickets in person,
visit Historic Bok Sanctuary, the
ISO Office or the Chambers of
Commerce in Bartow, Lake Wales,
Lakeland and Winter Haven.


Reading Ridge Rangers Topic of

Celebration Polk Sierra Club Meet


Reading Remixed: A Rapping,
Rhythmic Celebration of Reading
will be held at the Bartow Public
Library on Thursday, April 12,
from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Children ages 6 and older are
invited to the free program.
The event will be held in the
meeting room on the second floor
of the library.
For more information, call
Melissa Causey, youth librarian,
at 534-0131.


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Polk Group Sierra Club will
hear about the Ridge Rangers,
Guardians of the Lake Wales
Ridge, at their Thursday, April 12,
meeting.
Lynne Flannery, Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission .volunteer coordina-
tor for the Ridge Rangers, will
describe how people of all ages,
backgrounds and skills work
together to help wildlife man-
agers- protect habitat, manage
wildlife populations, conduct
research and educate others
about the rare qualities of the


Lake Wales Ridge.
More than a dozen public and
private organizations support
this program.
The ineeting, which is open to
the public,- will be held at the
Audubon Nature Center at 115
Lameraux Rd., Winter Haven.
A pot-luck supper begins at
6:30 p.m. Bring a dish to share, a
drink and utensils. Dress is casu-
al.
The guest speaker presenta-
tion will begin at 7:15 p.m.
For more information call Al
Greulich at 967-6783.


Main Street Bartow, Inc., will
hold its next monthly. Antique
Fair on Saturday, April 14, from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m., in the parking lot
at East Main Street and South
Wilson Avenue.
Booth spaces are $15 each, and
can be reserved by contacting Roy
Hamby at 533-8538, or the Main
Street Bartow office at 519-0508;
however, no pre-registration is
required.


The Antique Fair is held the
second Saturday of each month.
While in downtown Bartow for
the Antique Fair, patrons also are
welcome to visit the weekly
Farmer's Market on the east side
of the Polk County Historical
Museum (the old courthouse).
The market is held each Saturday
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or
shine.


Dance Alliance St. Thomnas
To Perform RrhKliiP


Dance Alliance from Brigham
Young University-Idaho will per-
form on Tuesday, April 24, at 7
p.m. at the Nora Mayo Hall locat-
ed at 500 Third Street, N.W.,
Winter Haven,
This performance is a charita-
ble event and will benefit Tri-
County Human Services, Inc.
Tickets for this event are $5
for individuals or $20 for fami-
lies.
For tickets, call 709-9392, ext.
226.
The Lakeland Florida Stake of
The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-Day Saints will co-sponsor
the performance, but all proceeds
will benefit Tri-County Human
Services, Inc.


Dance

Planned
Lake Wales Women's Club, 275
East Park Street, Lake Wales,
will hold a dance on Thursday,
April 12, from 2 to 5 p.m.
Admission is $3 at the door.
The event will feature live music
by Pat Montain and refresh-
ments will be available.
For more information call
Patti at 439-1236.


Trials Topic Of
Cancer Lunch
"Lunch & Learn Educational
Series," a monthly informational'
luncheon hosted by the Center
for Cancer Care & Research, will
continue on Tuesday, May 8, with
a program titled "Clinical Trials -
What Are They? Do I Qualify?"
Lunch will be provided as
guest speaker Debbie Hemm
delivers the month's topic from
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
This event will be held in the
boardroom of the Center for
Cancer Care & Research located
at 1730 Lakeland Hills
Boulevard in Lakeland, at the
corner of Bella Vista (adjacent to
the main campus of Watson
Clinic).
The program is free of charge,
but seating is limited.
RSVP by May 1 to 603-4791 or
284-6974. Subsequent luncheons
will be held from on the second
Tuesday of each month.
Call 603-4728 for more infor-
mation.


Is Sunday
Hunger pangs on Sunday can
be eased at the 49th annual St.
Thomas Catholic Church chicken
barbecue.
Dinners will be served from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and
include half a chicken, baked
beans, cole slaw, dessert and bev-
erage for $7.50
Take-outs are available.
The church is at 2180 South
Kissengen Ave. in Bartow.


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Market

Continues

Saturday

Downtown will fill with fruit,
vegetables and plants as the first
Bartow Farmers' Market contin-
ues this Saturday.
The weekly market is held
each Saturday on North Central
Avenue, on the east side of the
Polk County Historical Museum
from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The growers-only market will
offer a wide variety of items.
For more information, call
519-0508.


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Polk Students Perform in

All-Florida Music Groups


Several Polk students were
named to All-Florida music per-
forming groups and performed at
the Florida Music Educator's
Association conference.
They performed in categories
that included symphonic and con-
cert bands, orchestra, chorus and
choir.
Teachers and directors are list-
ed in parentheses.

Bartow
Union Academy (Charissa
Kesler, Kent Kesler): Jenna
Abdalla, Cassie Angu, Jordan
Bontrager, Rebecca Dyer, Valerie
Lewis, Kaitlin McKeen, Bradlee
McCoy, Stephon Mikell, Harmony
Nelson, Emily Spangler, Lindsey
Ward
Bartow High (Corey Poole):
Jaclyn Nelson


Bartow Middle (Virginia
Woolfolk): Hailey Stuart

Fort Meade
Fort Meade Middle-Senior
(Karen Lewis): Katherine
Albritton

Eagle Lake
Lake Region High (Marsha
Sherouse, Don West): Loni
Lebanoff, Katie Revell

Lake Wales
Hillcrest Elementary (Cathy
Montero): Caytie Montero
McLaughlin Middle (Wayne
Hill, Gian Monacelli): Lorenzo
Sanchez, Thomas Stephens,
Michael Smith
Lake Wales High (Michael
Yopp): Andrew Allen


Florida Southern College has
selected five faculty members to
serve as Faculty Service Learning
Scholars for the 2007-2008 acade-
mic year.
Each of these faculty members
will be teaching a course that
includes a service learning com-
ponent; working collaboratively
with community partners. The
service completed by the students
as part of their college course will
directly benefit local and state-
wide community and corporate
organizations.
Funded through Florida
Campus Compact, the Faculty
Service Learning Scholars for
2007-2008 are: Dr. Catherine R.
Eskin, associate professor of
English; Dr. Jennifer B. King,
director of the educational tech-
nology center and assistant pro-
fessor of education; Dr. Timothy.
R. Toops, associate professor of
education; Dr._Rose Brault, assis-
tant professor of nursing; and Dr..
Kathleen Milburn, associate pro-
fessor of education.


Through direct service and
community-based research, stu-
dents in courses led by Faculty
Service Learning Scholars apply
key academic principles of their
discipline to applied projects
which benefit community part-
ners.
The Faculty Service Learning
Scholars Group is a component of
the formation of a Center for
Service Learning at Florida
Southern College.
Service learning is a pedagogi-
cal method of providing students
with community-based experi-
ence that enhances the students'
academic knowledge and benefits
the community partners. The ser-
vice experience is integrated into
the course's readings, lectures,
discussions, and writing assign-
ments.
Students are evaluated in
terms of regular academic stan-
dards and not for the services
provided. Benefits to the commu-
nity partners may include direct
service or applied research.


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CAYLEIGH W., a student at Highland City Polk County Water Conservation Calendar. -
Elementary, created this calendar artwork for the (Photo provided by Polk County)


Entries Sought For Polk County

Water Conservation Art Contest


To celebrate Public Works
Week 2007, Polk County Utilities
will be holding a water conserva-
tion contest for Polk County stu-
dents.
Rosette ribbons will be award-
ed for first, second, and third
place winners for each grade level
- and all students, kindergarten
through 12th grade may enter.
All others will receive participa-
tion ribbons.
The first place winner in each
category will be featured in the
2008 Water Conservation
Calendar.
Interested participants may
obtain a pre-printed drawing, to
color and submit for the contest,


however, use of the pre-printed
template is not mandatory.
Original artwork is encouraged.
The drawing is available at
any of the utilities offices listed
below. You may also obtain a copy
by calling 298-4236, or by down-
loading it from the Utilities
Department web pages at:
www.polk-county.net.
Submissions should be no larg-
er than 8x11-inch size, and
should be oriented horizontally
(landscaped). .
Suggested media to use: pho-
tographs, crayon or paints, fab-
rics, etc. Artists are encouraged to
use their imagination.
Please put artist's name,
grade, school, and mailing
address on the back side of their
work, so the entry and ribbon
may be returned after the event.
Any entries with incomplete or
missing information may be dis-
qualified.
Limit entries to one per artist.


Art will be judged as follows:
50 percent on communicating the
water conservation message, 25
percnet on .Creativity, and 25 per-
cent on appeal.
Submissions must be delivered
during regular business hours
(8;30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) by Friday,
May 4, to the Utilities
Administration office, 1011 Jim
Keene Blvd (SR 540), Winter
Haven, 33880; 940 East Parker
St., Lakeland; 330 West Church
Street (Neil Combee
Administration Building),
Bartow; or 45701 U.S. 27 N.,
Ridgeview Center, Davenport.
Top entries in each grade clas-
sification will be chosen for dis-
play.
For additional contest rules or
information, visit the utilities
pages on the county website,
.www.polk-couptnget,. or call
Jacqueline Hollister at 298-4236
.or 1-800-301-60 Q;..


City To Expand Mayor's

Youth Council To 10


A PHOTO OF FLORIDA Haitian refugee Truman Annex Housing beach. (Photo by Dale
boat washed up on shore at the Naval Air Station McDonald)


Some years the city commis-.
sion has a hard time getting
enough volunteers to serve on the
Mayor's Youth Council; other
years it has more applicant than
it has room for.
In some years, commissioners
have -responded by changing the
number of members on the board.
This was a "year of plenty," and
commissioners decided to expand
the seven-member council to 10
members.
The number of applicants this
year: 10.
The council is made up of high


school students who meet with
the mayor periodically to discuss
issues of interest to teens.
Named to this year's council
were:
Anna Mae Gibson, the one
holdover member from last year.
Brandon M. Arnold.
Kimberly D. Lunn.
Jaimi Kimela Ashe.
Christian Spinosa.
Marc D. Escoe.
Kayla Blackwell.
Maggie Holland.
Elisabeth Rupp.
*.Darius Smith.


Dale McDonald Photographs Offer A View Of Key West And Florida


State Library and Archives of Florida has created a new online pho-
tographic exhibit titled Key West -,The Dale McDonald Exhibit in
celebration of Florida Heritage Month. .
This exhibit contains selected images from the Dale M. McDonald
Collection, documenting community events, businesses, attractions,
landscapes, residences, and street scenes in Key West.
'It can be found on the Florida Memory Project website at
http://www.floridamemory.com/PhotographicCollection/.
During Florida Heritage Month, which is held from March 15
through April 15 each year, the Department of State encourages a bet-
ter understanding of and appreciation for Florida's history and culture
among the people of our state.
Photographs like the ones taken by Dale McDonald play an impor-
tant role in documenting the state's rich heritage.
"Dale McDonald is an archivist's dream come true," said Secretary
of State Kurt S. Browning. "In a time when the face of Florida changes
so rapidly, archivists rely on the contributions of our citizens to assist
with the collection of images and documents. Every Floridian inter-
ested in the state's history owes Dale McDonald a huge debt of grati-
tude."
Using his own equipment and supplies, McDonald has documented
significant places and events in Florida, including landscapes, archi-
tecture, celebrity appearances, and hurricanes.
While his collection primarily
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decade, it also includes such rare
images as the Beatles visiting the Special Than
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ment and environmental changes Shirley Martin, Steve Coni
in Key West during the late 20th Carlton, Melinda
century.
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McDonald left the Air Force in 1972 and returned to Key West, where
he began a career as a firefighter with the Naval Air Station.
He became an assistant fire chief in 1987.
With the help of his wife Ann, McDonald opened his photography
studio, Keys PhotographicServices, in 1993.
The McDonalds performed aerial, underwater, wedding, and other
types of photography assignments. After his wife's death in 2001,
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service. He continues to take photographs for documentation and
archival purposes.
Since 2003, McDonald has donated more than 5,000 images to the
State Archives of Florida.
Recently, his older brother Cory began donating images as well.
For more information on McDonald, as well as other photographs,
video clips, audio recordings, and documents relating to Florida's his-
tory, visit the State Library and Archives of Florida's Florida Memory
Project at http://www.floridamemory.com.


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Hurricane

Expo

Planned
Hurricane season will be here
before you know it. The Polk
County Emergency Management
division is hosting the 2007
Hurricane Expo at the Orange
Dome 'in Winter Haven,
Saturday, June 2.
There is no charge for partici-
pants or exhibitors. s
Vendors are being sought to
supply a door prize valued at $25.
Vendors are what make the event
possible by providing vital pre-
paredness and recovery informa-
tion to the residents of Polk
County.
In addition to vendor booths,
the event will include training
sessions, children's activities,
public safety demonstrations,
and much more.
Since the purpose of our Expo
is to educate our citizens, it is
imperative that vendors partici-
pate with an educational. objec-
tive in mind.
Vendors interested in partici-
pating in this year's event should
register at, www.polk-county.net
and click on the Expo icon on the
home page.
For information, contact
Public Education Officer Rosa
Ward at 564-5608.

EAGLE

Seeks

Volunteers

Project EAGLE, an acronym
for "Enhancing a Great Living
Environment," is calling for vol-
unteers for its 13th annual envi-
ronmental cleanup of lakes in the
Winter Haven area Saturday,
April 28, from 8 a.m. to noon.
Volunteers will receive free T-
shirts and lunch will be provided
from noon to 1 p.m.
One the most successful com-
munity-driven efforts of its kind,
last year's volunteers removed
more than seven tons of trash
and 2,000 pounds of discarded
tires from area lakes.
Volunteers should bring gloves
and a net or long trash stick for
removing litter. Gloves and trash
bags will' be provided' to those
who do not have them.
Volunteers can either walk the
perimeters of lakes or bring their
boats." Boat owners will need a
net, pike pole or long trash stick.
:Project EAGLE is sponsored
by the Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission, Keep
Winter Haven Clean and
Beautiful, the City of Winter
Haven, Lakeland Clean and
Beautiful, Keep Polk County
Beautiful and the City of Winter
Haven Chain of Lakes City.
Volunteers can sign up at
Lake Shipp or contact Keep
Winter Haven Clean and
Beautiful at 291-5662 for more
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4 The Polk County Democrat April 9. 2007


Editorial


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

Y'All Keep It Down, Okay?


Restoring Rights


Is Fair and Sensible


Early in his political career, Charlie Crist removed from the pool, it would appear
was derisively dubbed "Chain Gang that little is accomplished by imposing
Charlie" for his tough-on-crime positions. such sanctions on car thieves, burglars,
As ridicule, the nickname backfired; and forgers..
Crist embraced it, and used it as a center- As voters, they have no power to change
piece of his advancement through the. criminal laws to make their activities legal;
political ranks to the governor's office. we'd be surprised to see many ex-cons go
Given his reputation as an unapologetic unchallenged by prosecutors as potential
crime-fighter, Crist would seem an unlike- jurors; a criminal record doesn't make
ly advocate for automatically restoring much of a political resume.
civil rights to convicted felons who have And imposing career limitations unre-
served their sentences. lated to past conduct seems counterpro-.
But he did exactly that last week, con- ductive if the objective of the corrections
vincing two of the three elected members system is to transform criminals into pro-
of Florida's Cabinet that requiring felons ductive citizens.
to go through. a lengthy procedure to Conditioning that restoration on satisfy-
regain their civil rights is unjust, ing not only criminal sanctions but on
While Crist's position is bound to be meeting court-ordered restitution to vic-
unpopular with many law-and-order tims serves the public interest.
advocates, we believe it is a correct one. Former criminals who truly want to put
The concept of crime and punishment is their past behind them should find an
that commission of a crime when incentive to do so in the new policy.
proven in a court of law merits the level Charlie Crist built a reputation for being
of punishment established in statutes and tough on criminals; by his action last week,
meted out by a judge. Inherent in this he has shown a commitment to justice for
approach is that when the punishment has those criminals who have paid their debt
been carried out, the debt to society is to society.
paid.
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that attaches to their criminal records, the
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When it comes to terra firma,
I'm firmly committed to the con-
cept that the more firma, the less
terra.
I don't like heights.'
I have what I call a "controlled
fear" of high places.
When my general in the
Florida National Guard in 1983
said he wanted all members of
the 53rd Infantry Brigade staff to
rappel out of a perfectly good
helicopter from an altitude of 60
feet on a half-inch nylon rope, I
did it. I'm glad that I did it. Four
times in one afternoon. And I
have no wish to do it again.
A number of years ago, when a
big fire broke out at a phosphate
plant, I chartered a small airplane
and took photos. When Dad
arrived at the office later in the-
day, his response was, "You did
what?"
It was not the modest expense
of chartering the plane; it was the
idea that his son would voluntar-
ily go up in an airplane not a
whole lot bigger than a laundry
basket.
He also was a little surprised
when I hitched a ride in a two-
seat Polk County Sheriff's Office
helicopter to get photos of flood-
ing in Peace River Estates.


Not my idea of fun, but when
duty calls, I will leave Mother
Earth behind. Hopefully not far
behind. Hopefully not for long.
When it comes to amusement
parks, I enjoy fast rides, as long as
.they are close to the ground. I do
not do roller coasters. I do not do
Ferris wheels. That is not my def-
inition of amusefient.
It is against this background
that I read a story out of
Sacramento, Calif.,.about a ride at
the Scandia Family Fun Center
called the Screamer.
It is described by the
Associated Press as "a gigantic,
windmill-like contraption that
sends people plunging 16 stories
to Earth at nearly 60 miles per
hour." If that is your concept of,
amusement, go for it, Bubba. I'm
gonna mosey over to the conces-
sion stand to, get another cone of
pink cotton candy.
The Screamer, as you might
well imagine, invokes... well...
screams from those people who
shell out good money to ride on
it. That works for me.
But neighbors who live across
the street from the amusement
park are not amused. They say
those blood-curdling screams
intrude on their domestic tran-


quality.
Obligingly, the amusement
park imposed a no-scream rule
for the Screamer.
One peep out of you and
you're bumped from the 165-foot
high ride. Exactly how this is
accomplished, the AP failed to
mention. I fault the AP for -that
omission.
But mum's the word on the
Screamer.
A few days ago, the park
stopped the ride to remove a
rider who violated the vow of
silence. Unable to identify the
miscreant, the staff finally traced
the prohibited expression of
excitement to a golfer who had
sunk a hole-in-one at a nearby
carpet golf course. Carpet golf,
incidentally, is my idea of fun.
The neighbors still are not
completely satisfied.
The neighbors, as I said, live
across the street from the
Screamer.
Street?
Actually, it's a 12-lane freeway.
The neighbors live in upscale
homes. Most of them have swim-
ming pools. From the top of the
Screamer, riders can see into the
swimming pools, day and night.
I will not speculate.


INSIDE OUT / By CHIP BALLARD

The Earth: More Than a Coincidence


The cool weather, preceded by
a few welcome drops of rain, set-
tled in over the Easter weekend
as Christians all over the world
reflect upon the most awesome
event in the history of mankind's
brief sojourn on this small speck
of earth floating through a uni-
verse so vast few minds can
imagine it.
Two thousand years ago in
Jerusalem, three days after a most
horrifying execution, a. man
called Jesus, who claimed to be
God, arose from the dead. A great
stone sealing the tomb where his
body was laid was rolled away,
and the body was not there.
Over the next few days, Jesus
appeared to his disciples. One of
them, Thomas, from whence our
term "doubting Thomas" comes,
refused to believe until he put his
finger into the nail holes in the
Master's hands. As soon as he
did his eyes were opened and he
recognized the Lord.
As we press on into the 21st
Century, technology has left spir-
ituality sputtering in the dust.
Many worship at the University
of Science instead of the Altar of
God. For many others, their own
reasoning has replaced faith.
But science, before the Wright
brothers built their flying
machine, "proved" man would
never fly. And how can we ignore
the words of one of the greatest
scientific minds of all time, Albert
Einstein, who said:
"I believe, in the God who
reveals himself in the orderly har-
mony of what exists ... It is
enough for me to contemplate the


mystery of conscious life perpet-
uating itself through all eternity,
to reflect upon the marvelous
structure of the universe we
dimly perceive and to try humbly
to comprehend even an infinites-
imal part of the intelligence man-
ifested in nature."
Einstein also said, "The entire
universe is a gigantic intellect."
And let's not forget Bertrand
Russell's story, "The Watch and
the Watchmaker." If a man who
has never seen a watch finds one
and takes it apart and examines
all the parts that fit together so
perfectly to make it run, so pre-
cisely, will common sense prompt
him to conclude the watch was
created, or came into existence by
chance?
Many of the greatest scientists
of today, like world renowned Dr.
Gerald Schroeder, have conclud-
ed that life on earth did not hap-
pen by chance. (See "Genesis &
the Big Bang," "The Science of
God," and "The Hidden Face of
God.")
I don't doubt evolution has
happened. But is it the whole
truth? Most of our ideas about
evolution today are based on a
movie called "Inherit the Wind"
about the famous (or infamous)
1925 Scopes "Monkey Trial" in
Tennessee, which was based on a
collection of essays by H.L.
Mencken. He had his own agen-
da and was careless in reporting
the substance of the trial.
(For the truth about the events
leading up to that trial and the
trial itself, see the book by
Marvin Olasky and John Perry,


"Monkey Business: The True
Story of the Scopes Trial.")
I am an average American,
perhaps more naive than most
regarding national and interna-
tional politics. But haven't I heard
something somewhere that the
America people have something
to say about the laws that govern
them? I'll bet in Florida, in the
entire country, the majority of
people would not object if just a
smidgen of "intelligent design"
was inserted into textbooks as a
footnote to evolution.
Powerful forces have under-
mined the religion upon which
our great country was founded,
just as its very backbone, the fam-
ily, has been undermined. If you
doubt it, turn on the television,
go to a movie, or listen to modern
music.
Right is ridiculed; wrong is
glorified.
At the risk of sounding melo-
dramatic, I thank God that no
black helicopters have appeared
to hover above as men in ski
masks board up the doors of our
churches and burn our Bibles. We
are still free this Easter to wor-
ship in the church of our choice,
leave the world behind, and bow
humbly before the God of our
understanding. For that privi-
lege, we must never forget to be
grateful.

Ballard-2007
You can e-mail Chip at chipi-
kyle746@earthlink.nett or visit his
website (still under construction),
www.ch ipballard.coi


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Multi-tasking Makes

For Bad Driving


April 9, 2007


The Polk County Democrat


By DR. STEVEN STYLIANOS
Chief of Pediatric Surgery,
Miami Children's Hospital

According to the United States
Census, Americans are spending
an average of nearly an hour a
day in their cars, and these long
commute times don't always fit
with today's busy lifestyles.
People are trying to save time
by multi-tasking while driving,
but many don't realize the risk it
can pose to their lives.
Multi-tasking endangers the
lives of the drivers, their passen-
gers and everyone on the road
with them. Most of us have like-
ly witnessed people putting on
their makeup, reading the paper,
replying to e-mail and even
watching television while driving.
While not as obvious as these
examples, many daily actions can
cause distractions and increase
your risk of a crash. Statistics
from the. National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) indicate that about 7.17
million drivers involved in a
crash attribute the cause to dis-
tractions making distractions
the most common cause of crash-
es.
NHTSA research shows the
most common driving distrac-
tions include changing the radio
station or a CD, children, pets,
eating, drinking, smoking, using a
cell phone and personal groom-
ing.
Research also shows that
fewer than one in four people per-
ceive these activities as distract-
ing or having a dangerous impact
on their driving behavior, which
compounds the dangers.
Florida is one of few states
with a law addressing cell phone
use it is permitted as long as it


James
Tucker
James B. "Jim" Tucker, 68,
died of heart failure on Thursday,
April 5 2007, in Jacksonville.
Tucker was a longtime area
resident who worked as a
mechanic. He was a Baptist and
an Army veteran.
He is preceded in death by his
father, James N. Tucker.
Survivors include his wife of
45 years, Sue Tucker of Lake
Wales; three sons, Jayme Tucker
of Lake Wales, Kevin Tucker and
his wife, Alison, of'Marion, N.C.,
and Joseph Tucker and his wife,
Beverly, of Lake Wales; one
daughter, Lisa Moore and her
husband, Terry, of Selmver,
Tenn.; his mother, Josephine
Tucker of Lake Wales; and seven
grandchildren.
Visitation: Tuesday, April 10,
from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at
Whidden-McLean Funeral
Home, 650 East Main Street,
Bartow.
The funeral: Tuesday, April 10,
11 a.m., Wildwood Cemetery,
1099 South Woodlawn Avenue,
Bartow.

Faye
Sconyers
Faye L. Sconyers, 64, of Fort
Meade, died on April 8, 2007, in
Sebring.
She was born on Oct. 31, 1942,
in Coffee.County, Ala., and had
been a Fort Meade resident for 40
years.
A homemaker, she attended
Victory Praise Center in Bowling
Green.
Survivors include her husband
'of 50 years, Huey Sconyers; sons,
Donald Ray Sconyers of Fort
Meade, and Jack Cleveland
Sconyers and wife, Lynn, of
Bowling Green; daughters, Judy
Faye Butler and husband,
Jimmy, of Fort Meade, and
Angela Louise Eubanks and hus-
band, Brian, of Avon Park; sis-
ters, Jeanette Smith and hus-
band, Don, of Alabama, Hazel
Amerson and husband, Leroy, of
Tampa, Lena Sconyers and hus-
band, Charles, of Wauchula, and
Margaret Criswell and husband,
Larry, ofWauchula; 24 grandchil-
dren and four great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation: Thursday, April 12,
Robarts Family Funeral Home,
Wauchula, 10 to 11 a.m.
The funeral: Thursday, April
12, Robarts Family Funeral
Home, Wauchula, 11 a.m.


Subscribe to The Polk County
Democrat or The Fort Meade
Leader.
Call 533-4183 or 286-8625


provides sound to only one ear
and allows surrounding noise to
be heard with the other ear.
In addition to obeying this law,
there are additional steps you can
take to improve your safety and
reduce distractions. The National
Safe Driving Initiative recom-
mends the following:
Keep your eyes on the road
at all times.
Avoid using a cell phone
while driving. Hands-free devices
should also be avoided as they are
equally unsafe. ,
Ask front seat passengers to
change CDs, wait until you are
stopped, or invest in a multiple
CD-changer.
If you need to eat in your car,
pack finger foods that won't drib-
ble, drip or leak and keep them
within easy reach. If you stop for
food, avoid the drive-through;
instead, take a break and eat at a
table.
Drinks in the car should be
in spill-proof containers that fit
snugly in your cup holders. Use a
straw so you can keep both eyes
on the road, even if both hands
are not on the wheel.
When traveling with chil-
dren, establish rules, rewards and
consequences for behavior before
the trip.
Secure items that move or
roll around the car and distract
you from driving.
Use a pet restraint system or
transport small pets in carriers.
While these strategies are
common sense, they serve as
important reminders for staying
safe on today's roads. As the
amount of time we spend on the
roads increases, the need for
everyone to pay even closer atten-
tion to their driving becomes even
more important.


Katherine M.
Hochschild
Katherine M. Hochschild, 70,
of Bartow, died Tuesday, April 3,
2007, at lher home.
Mrs. Hocischild moved to
Bartow from Cleveland, Ohio, in
1985.
She was a.homemaker and a
Catholic.
Mrs. Hochschild was preceded
in death by her parents, Stephen
and Elizabeth Farkas.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Richard Hochschild; two
sons, Michael Hochschild of
Warren, Pa., and Terrance Hochs-
child of Bartow; a daughter,
Cherylann McGirt of Atlanta; a
sister, Margaret Sladky of
Cleveland, Ohio; and one grand-
daughter, Cheyenne McGrit.
A memorial service will be
held Friday, April 6, at 1 p.m., at
the Floral Lakes Clubhouse, 2055
South Floral Avenue.
Arrangements: I.C.S.
Cremation Society, Cape Coral.


'Which one do you like?" members of the Greater Bartow
Chamber of Commerce, The Polk County Democrat, and the Bartow
Community Healthcare Foundation, Inc. (BCHF), Relay for Life team
ask each other. Their tent will be decorated with the more than 100
photographs submitted in the Chamber's "Take Your Best Shot" photo
contest. For a $1 donation each to the American Cancer Society, those


City


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attending the April 13-14 Relay for Life may vote for the People's
Choice Award. Looking over some of the entries are (clockwise from
left): Patricia DeLegge, Linda Holcomb, Melodie Willis, Brian Hinton,
Len'Jordan, Joanne Taylor, Jeff Clark, Heather Kelly, and Stephanie
Loyed. (Staff photo)


Chamber Photo Peoples Choice


Award Voting At Relay Team Tent


When walking the track at
Bartow Memorial Stadium dur-
ing the Relay for Life Event April
13 and 14, be sure to step inside
the tent for the Greater Bartow
Chamber of Commerce, The Polk
County Democrat, and the
Bartow Community Healthcare
Foundation, Inc. (BCHF), Relay
for Life team and vote for your
favorite photograph depicting life
in Bartow.
The tent will be decorated with
the more than 100 photographs
submitted in the "Take Your Best
Shot" photo contest.
A "People's Choice Award" pho-
\tograph will be chosen by
Relayers who will cast votes for
his or her favorite photograph.
Each vote is a donation of $1 with
the proceeds going to the
American Cancer Society. Other
winning photographs will be cho-


sen by a formal judging later this
month. Results of the first, second
and third prize winners will be
announced in local newspapers.
Contest entries include scenes
from local parks, downtown,
homes, wildlife, and of course, the
Polk County Historical Museum.
"We've received some stunning
photographs," Jeff Clark, execu-
tive director of the Greater
Bartow Chamber of Commerce,
said. "I didn't realize Bartow had
so many talented photographers
of all ages."
The photo contest concluded on
March 31, and was part of the
Bartow Marketing Partnership's
plan to promote the greater
Bartow area. The partnership is
made up of the City of Bartow, the
Community Redevelopment
Agency and the Bartow Chamber.
The theme for the 2007 Relay


FWC: Be Careful of

Alligators During Spring


Spring is when Florida's alli-
gators start getting active, and
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
is urging Floridians and visitors
to be cautious when having fun in
and around water.
Alligators abound in all 67
counties and have shared marsh-
es, swamps, rivers and lakes with
people for centuries. But because
more individuals are seeking
waterfront property, and water-
related activities increase during
the warm months, people should
be alert when they are in areas
where alligators could be present,
FWC says.
Closely supervise children
when they are playing in or
around water. State law prohibits
contact with alligators, and it is
against the law to feed them.
There are other precautionary
measures people should take to
reduce potential conflicts with
alligators, and they are available
in the "Living with Alligators"
brochure at MyFWC.com/gators.
The FWC annually receives
more than 18,000 alligator-relat-
ed complaints. The agency


removes more than 7,000 alliga-
tors each year when the reptiles
present danger to people or prop-
erty.
If encountered by an alligator
that poses a threat to people, pets
or property, and the alligator is
more than four feet long, call the
FWC's toll-free Nuisance
Alligator Hotline at 1-866-FWC-
GATOR (392-4286), .available to
customers 24 hours a day.
Alligators are an important
part of Florida's heritage and
play a valuable role in the ecosys-
tems where they live. Visit
MyFWC.com/gators for more
information on alligator behavior.


for Life event is "The Great
Escape." Individual teams are to
decorate tents to show a favorite
vacation spot. The Bartow
Chamber, Democrat and BCHF
Relay for Life Team's tent theme
is "There's No Place Like Home,"
advancing the idea that a vaca-
tion in Bartow is the best vaca-
tion of all.
The team is also: made up of
these companies: Bartow
Badcock, City of Bartow,


Community Redevelopment
Agency, Pat Crisman State Farm
Insurance, Polk Murphy
Insurance, Madden Corporation,
Rita Staffing, Stidham & Stidham
PA, and URS Southern.
"Be sure to stop by, and bring
your cash," Clark said. "It's going
to be a hard decision to pick a
favorite, but no matter who is cho-
sen we're all going to be win-
ners."


Use Your Mailhox

To Feed The Hungry


Charity begins in the home,
and on Saturday, May 12, in the
mailbox, .
, _Central Floridjans are invited
to leave nonperishable food dona-
tions in or near their mailboxes to
make a difference in the fight
against hunger.
Letter carriers will collect food
donations along their mail routes
while making their normal mail
deliveries. The food will then be
taken to postal stations and


boxed for delivery to Second
Harvest Food Bank of Central
Florida.
.From there, the food will be
distributed to emergency food
pantries, soup kitchens and other
nonprofit agencies that feed hun-
gry people.
For more information, visit the
website at www.foodbankcen-
tralflorida.org or call 1-407-295-
1066.


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Water, Wings & Wild Things First
Of Events Celebrating Peace River


EVENTS LIKE THIS will help children and
adults learn aboutt the Peace River watershed.
Water, Wings & Wild Things in Bartow on Satur-


day kicks off a series of events along the river. -
(Photo from Southwest Florda Water Manage-
ment District)


Water, Wings & Wild Things
on Saturday, April 14, will kick
off a series of events celebrating
the Peace River and the Peace
River watershed.
Southwest Florida Water
Management District has
planned events in April along
the river that will "Span the
Peace River Watershed."
The District's Peace River Ba-
sin Board has declared the week
of April 14 through April 21 as
"Peace River Watershed Aware-
ness Week."
Participating county govern-
ments also plan to recognize this
first-of-a-kind event.
In conjunction with the
awareness week, four events are
planned within the Peace River
watershed to create watershed
awareness, showcase the com-
mitment to protecting the water-
shed and foster proper steward-
ship of the watershed. A travel-
ing canoe paddle will be passed
along at each event to symbolize
how each area is interconnected'
as part of the watershed. The
"Spanning the Watershed"
events include:
Kickoff event, April 14, Polk


County Water, Wings &" Wild
Things, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at IMC
Agrico Park in Bartow.
Hardee County student field
trip, April 17, 9 a.m. to 12:15
p.m. at Payne's Creek Historic
State Park in Bowling Green.
DeSoto County student field
trip, April 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
DeSoto and Morgan parks in Ar-
cadia.
"Spanning the Watershed"
finale, April 21, Punta Gorda
Block Party, noon to 10 p.m. in
downtown Punta Gorda.
Water, Wings & Wild Things
will be the first time visitors will
see the canoe paddle as it begins
its journey through the water-
shed, stopping at three other
celebrations along the way.
Next, the canoe paddle will
make an appearance at two pub-
lic school educational events dur-
ing the weel at Payne's Creek
Historic State Park in Hardee
County and at DeSoto and Mor-
gan parks in DeSoto County.
Both events are being coordi-
nated with area elementary
schools.
The canoe paddle wraps up its
journey on April 21 in downtown


Punta Gorda at the city's block
party.
Those who visit the Polk
County Water, Wings & Wild
Things and the Punta Gorda
Block Party public events will
have the opportunity to visit en-
vironmental exhibits and engage
in fun, interactive activities for
children and adults.
To learn more about these up-
coming events, please call Ken-
dra Antoine, senior communica-
tions coordinator, at 1-800-423-
1476, ext. 4753.


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April 9, 2007 The Polk County Democrat 7


Sports


'V -, .

DIANA THOMPSON, the lone senior on the "Lady Di" received the annual Erica
Bartow High School Lady Jackets' softball team, Jenkins/Allmon Vieth Scholarship, given in memory
was honored Tuesday during the last scheduled of the late Erica Jenkins, who played on the team,
home game for the season. Celebrating Senior and Vieth, whose great-niece, Toni Rehberg, also
Night with her were (from left) brother John played. The scholarship was presented by Erica's
Thompson, III, father John Thompson, Jr., mother mother, Lynn Jenkins, and Vieth's niece, Betty
Dawna Thompson and boyfriend Justin Robideau. Rehberg. (Staff photo)


Lady Jackets Short Circuit


Bolts on Senior Night, 10-0


"LADY LUCK" KAT BLACK steals second base she smacked a triple to clear the bases and bring
during the Lady Jackets 10-0 romp over the Bolts of the score to 9-0. (Staff photo by Peggy Kehoe)
Ridge Community last Tuesday. Later in the game


By MARK KING
Sports Correspondent

Last Tuesday night was special
for Diana Thompson.
As the lone senior on the
Bartow High School Lady
Jackets' softball team, she was in
the spotlight on Senior Night, the,
last scheduled home game for the
season.
The pre-game,.ceremony was
special for her, walking out there
with members of her family as
the fans applauded, the last four
years of her softball career
undoubtedly careening in her
thoughts especially the last
two state championship seasons.
The game was special, too, as
the Lady Yellow Jackets battered
the Bolts of Ridge Community 10-
0. "Lady Di" was all over center-
field defensively for Bartow, mak-
ing big plays for the Bugs. None
bigger than the shoestring catch
she made in the top of the fourth
inning.
She also produced at the plate,
with an RBI double-bagger in the
bottom of the fifth: That came
with two outs and her teammate
Brandice Brown on base.
Thompson lifted a shot over
the. outstretched glove of the left
fielder, allowing Brown to rack
the sixth run for 'Tow.
It was also special for four of
the final batters, who all came off
the bench in the bottom of the
sixth. As Dennis Clark undoubt-
edly noticed, the bench for Bartow
was a lot like the bench for the
Florida Gators' men's basketball
team.
Jacqueline "Lady Jack" Hawley
led off the inning for Bartow with
a worm-burner over second base.
Tiffany Rowlette followed with a
line drive single, then Danielle
Mills hit another one-bagger to
load the bases for the Bugs of
Bartow.
"Lady Luck" Kat Black stepped
up to the platter and delivered a
triple to clear the bases and bring
the score to 9-0.
Two outs later, Erin "Big E"


Foley tagged her second base hit
of the evening, plating Black, and
finishing the scoring for BHS.
Courtney Putnam was the win-
ning pitcher for Bartow, with six
strike-outs in a no-hitter. She also
nailed a double in the bottom of
the second inning.
Other Bugs on the attack were
Rachael Giddens (double, single),
Kennah Orr (triple), Gwen Jones,
and Brittany Rowlette.
The Lady Jackets' annual trip
to the Kissimmee Klassic was like
a good shake-down cruise as they
got a chance to battle some of the
best teams in the state last
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Bartow opened its tournament
play in the Blue Division of the
Klassic Thursday afternoon when
they corralled the Cowboys of
Cooper City High School, ranked
#4 in Class 6A, 8-0.
Leading 1-0 in the-middle of
the second inning, BHS drove in
four additional runs. They added
two more runs in the fifth and one
more in the sixth. Offensively, the
Lady Bugs had 12 hits in the
game, while committing one error
on defense.
"The Gun" BB Wyatt had the
big bat for the Bartow Bugs with
three hits. Rachael "Laser Ray"
Giddens had two, as did "Lady Di"
Diana Thompson (including a
double), while Gwen Jones,
Brandice Brown, Kennah Orr and
Tiffany Douglas all had singles.
Bartow's ace pitcher, Candace
Howell, was superb in this outing
from the circle as the sophomore
slinger fanned 12 batters, gave up
three hits and walked two.
Things didn't work out quite as
well on Friday as the Lady
Jackets fell to the Panthers of
Palatka High 1-0. Gwen Jones
had the hot bat for 'Tow in this
one with three of the five team
hits to her credit.
Also with hits were Erin Foley
and Wyatt.
Howell wasn't as sharp in this
outing from the pitcher's circle,
giving up six hits while striking
out five.


BHS certainly had its opportu-
nities in this one, as they strand-
ed 10 Bugs on base.
"We just couldn't get the hits at
the right time," said Head Coach
Glenn Rutenbar.
In the first of two games on
Saturday, the Bartow Bugs were
again on the attack, this time
against the Chiefs of Tampa
Chamberlain. Bartow won this
battle 5-0.
Once more it was Howell with
the arm for BHS, and she deliv-
ered with eight strike-outs while
giving up five hits.
Kennah "Batgirl" Orr led the
offense for Bartow with two base
hits. BHS also got hits from
Jones, Giddens, Foley, Thompson
and Brown.
The final game of the tourna-
nqent for the Bugs was against
the Eagles of South Lake. The
Ladies lost a heart-breaking nail-
biter 7-5 in the bottom of the
eighth.
Bartow was down 5-0 going
into the top of the sixth, but ral-
lied big time to tie it up with five
.base hits. The Rowlettes got
rolling in this inning, as both
Tiffany and Brittany got hits,
with Tiffany leading off with a
single and her sister Brittany
racking two RBIs to end the bat-
ting onslaught of the sixth.
But the heroics for our home-
town team came to naught, when
the Birdies plated two runs in the
bottom of the eighth.
Offensively for the Jackets,
Wyatt, Thompson and Orr also
had base hits in this game.
While he never likes to lose,
Coach Rutenbar was happy with
the trip to the Kissimmee Klassic.
"We definitely got our money's
worth," Rutenbar quipped in a
telephone interview. "I'm just so
proud of our girls. They have real-
ly improved over the season.
We're hitting the ball all up and
down the line-up."
He added, "We have the three
games in Miami next week, then
it's districts. If we get (our
defense) clicking, we have a shot."


NAMI Golf Tournament-of Hope Results


Seventy-two golfers played in
the NAMI Tournament of Hope
Golf Classic on March 31 at
Sandpiper Golf and Country Club
in Lakeland.
Players on the winning team
were Ben Darby, Dusty Burson,
Jim Piercy, and Kyle Scott, who
posted 16 under..
The second place team spon-
sored by Coldwell Banker-
Hoffman Group included Randy,
Soper, Jim Meeks, Kevin LaLonde
and H. Blom, finishing at 13
under. Also finishing at 13 under
was Statewide Roofing &
Sheetmetal's team, .Gordon
Glandt, John Wiegert, Dave
Glandt and Dell James.
Closest to the pin prizes were
won by Rich Pepin and Jim
Meeks. The longest drive was shot
by Chad Newding.
Other prizes won for shots
made on the 13th hole were
Donny Greever, Tony Supanich,
Ben Darby and Cary McMullen.
Awards were presented by Carol
Hoffman, Tournament of Hope
chairman, and Cathy Hatch, exec-
utive director of NAMI.
Proceeds from the Tournament
of Hope will- be used by the
National Alliance on Mental
Illness of Polk County to offer
educational classes, support
groups and referral services to
individuals and. families with


mental illnesses such as depres-
sion, bipolar disorder and schizo-
phrenia.


The 2008 Tournament of Hope
will be held next March.


BARTOW INTIMIDATORS 10 and under trav-
el softball team won first place in Sarasota on April
1. Team members are (not in order) Emily Delle
Donne, Sierra Coffman. Taylor Williams, Tonee
Fabrizi, Stefanie Walls, Taylor Pittman, Kaycee


Twomey, Tiffany Means, Bayli Robinson, Samantha
Spears, Delaney Wright. They are coached by (not
pictured) Ken Delle Donne, Joey Williams, and Tony
Fabrizi. (Photo provided by Bartow Intimidators)


FSC ROTC Holds 2nd Memorial Golf Scramble


Florida Southern's ROTC will
hold the second annual Charles
R. Rubado Memorial Golf
Scramble on- April 13 at
Cleveland Heights Golf Course in
Lakeland.
Four-person teams or individu-
als may register for the 18-hole
scramble, which starts at 1 p.m.
Registration begins at 11:30
a.m., with driving range time
included to warm up. Participants
can register by mail, in-person at
the ROTC Department, or at the
w e b s i t e
http://www.active.com/eventdeta
il.cfm?event_id=1414497.
Second Lt. Charles R. Rubado
was a 2004 graduate of FSC and
the first FSC graduate to die in
the Global War on Terrorism.
A criminology major and mem-
ber of Lambda Chi Alpha and
ROTC, he died in service to his
country from enemy sniper fire
during a dangerous mission to
help another unit.
Rubado was a member of the
Moccasin Cadet Corps. "He was
the. student, person, and leader
that the cadets of FSC ROTC
aspire to be," a spokesman said.
Rubado's parents; his wife,
Mary-Anne- Hollingsworth
Rubado; and members of the
Suncoast Chapter of the
Association of the United States


Army will attend. Retired Sgt.
Major of the Army Jack Tilley,
who achieved the highest enlisted
position in the Army, will be play-
ing in the golf scramble.
Each player will receive a
round of golf, range balls, a goody
bag, dinner and chances to win
raffle, prizes; The entry fee is $75


per person, or $45 per student
(with ID).
All proceeds will benefit both
the Charles R. Rubado
Scholarship fund, and the Florida
Southern College Moccasin
Battalion Cadet Fund.
For more information, call the
FSC Army ROTC at 680-4235.


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Business & Finance


Youth Villa To Hold Open House


Florida Sheriffs Ranches
Youth Villa for Girls in Bartow
will open its doors for its first
open house on Saturday, April 14.
This year marks a significant
milestone in the history of chil-
dren's charities, as the Florida
Sheriffs Youth Ranches cele-
brates its 50 year anniversary.
The Youth Ranches was found-
ed in 1957 by two sheriffs who
wanted to provide a brighter and
more promising future to
Florida's at-risk children.
Since then, the Youth Ranches
has reached thousands of chil-
dren and their families through a


BARTOW CHAMBER of Commerce Diplomats Welcome Center at the Chamber, will be honored
- the core volunteer group for the organization during the Spirit of Bartow OJ Breakfast to be held
stepped up to the plate once again and prepared May 3. Other Chamber Diplomats are Marylee
mailers for the 44th annual Youth Villa Classic com- Conley, Jack Davis, Carolyn Gorman, Mary
ing up in May. Around the table from front left are Henderson, Ilene Hinds, Mickey Hogan, Nell
Evelyn Brown, Lavelle Churchwell, Jean Long, Hollingsworth, Kitty Hunt, Bill Jencowski, Tommie
Ortelle Bowden, Pete Parker, Bonnie Davidson, Jenkins, Helen Knight, Shirley Pittenger, Rose
Issie Jencowski, Marietta King, Rhoda Whitten and Marie Sherwood and Frances Williams. (Photo
Jeanne Scott. The Diplomats, who also man the provided by Bartow Chamber)



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broad range of services, including
residential, camp, and communi-
ty-based programs.
The Youth Villa in Bartow is
one of four residential sites oper-
ated by the Florida Sheriffs
Youth Ranches..
The Villa provides a home for
girls that provides structure,
education, and traditional family
values. Girls from ages 8-18
come to the Youth Villa from a
variety of backgrounds.
Some have been abandoned or
abused, others might be strug-
gling academically and socially.
Each child entering the program


MOSAIC'S Minerals Recognition Team named
Rupert Russell as March Employee of the Month for
Minerals North. Rupert is an E/I technician at
South Fort Meade and has been with the company
for almost 13 years. He was nominated for this
award by his supervisor, Ralph Pickard, who spoke


is encouraged to set goals and
strive for personal achievement.
Community involvement,
including the Bartow Chamber of
Commerce's Annual Youth Villa
Classic Golf Tournament, has
been the key to success at the.
Villa.
The open house will be held on
Saturday, April 14, from 11 am to
1:30 pm.
The girls will be providing
tours of the campus and a barbe-
cue lunch will be served from
11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
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Public Notie -


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., A
Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JUEI CHUAN LIU, et al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.:
2006 CC 005608
N.QLTCEQF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAP-
TER45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Final Judgment entered on March 28.
2007, in this case now pending in this Court, the
style of which is indicated above, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at 9:00 AM on
May 2. 2007. at the Jury Lounge, Second
Floor at the Polk County Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, the follow-
inq described property:
LOT 20, BLOCK 834, VILLAGE 8, NEIGH-
BORHOOD 2, POINCIANA SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 53, AT
PAGES 29-43, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC
AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL
MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAYMENT
OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE
PAID FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PUR-
SUANT TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT.
IF'YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER
CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING
AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST. FILE A
CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN
SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU
FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE
ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North 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 bid-
ders 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
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 the 28th day of March. 2007.
RICHARD WEISS
Clerk, County Court
By: /s/ Angela McNally
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 2, 9, 2007-1054

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., A
Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
HSIANG YU SU, et al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.:
2006 CC 005611
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAP-
TER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Final Judgment entered on March 28.
2007, in this case now pending in this Court, the
style of which is indicated above, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at 9:00 AM on
May 2, 2007. at the Jury Lounge, Second
Floor at the Polk County Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, the follow-
ing described property:
LOT 1, BLOCK 840, VILLAGE 8, NEIGH-
BORHOOD 2, POINCIANA SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 53, AT
PAGES 29-43, OF THE PUBLIQG
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.P
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC
AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL
MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAYMENT
OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE
PAID FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PUR-
SUANT TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT.
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER
CLAIMING A RIGHTTO FUNDS REMAINING
AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN
SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU
FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE
ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North 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 bid-
ders 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
ou, 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.
DATED the 28th day of March, 2007.
RICHARD WEISS
Clerk, County Court
By: /s/ Angela McNally
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 2, 9, 2007-1053

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
REGENCY PLACE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC., a Florida not-for-profit corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BRENT JAMESON AND CONNIE JAMESON
and UNKNOWN TENANT,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006-CC-00-6674
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to
4the Final Judgment in Foreclosure' entered on
the 29th day of March, 2007, in Civil Action No.
2006-CC-00-6674 of the County Court of the
Florida, in which, are the Defendants, BRENT
JAMESON AND CONNIE JAMESON and
UNKNOWN TENANT, and REGENCY PLACE
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., is the
Plaintiff, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash
at the Polk County Courthouse,. 255 N.
Broadway, Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the
2nd day of May, 2007, the following described
real property set forth in the Final Judgment:
Lot 55, Block A, Regency Place, Phase
Three, according to the Plat thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 113, Pages 15 & 16, in the Public
Records of Polk County, Florida.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
funds must file a claim within sixty (60) days
after the sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Florida. Please note that the main entrance is
located on Church Street. No entry is possible
from Broadway Avenue. In the event any tem-
porary change is necessary, the Clerk will post a
"Notice of Change" at the sale location directing
the bidders to the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in 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) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice of hearing; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8770.
Dated this 29th day of March, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE COURT


By: /s/ Vanessa Marshall
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 2, 9, 2007-1052

.IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARJORIE S. KENNEDY
Deceased.
File No.
07 CP-0673
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Marjorie
S. Kennedy, deceased, whose date of death
was March 5th. 2007 and whose Social
Security Number is 267-20-9440, is pending in


the Circuit Court for POLK County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is Eost
Office Box 9000. DraweLCAr_-4aratofLE[Lrlda
33831-900D. The names and addresses of the
personal 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 is
served must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
ENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
-is April 2, 2007.
Person Giving Notice:
Janet K. Chambers
924 N. Riverhills Dr.
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
LAW OFFICES OF J. KELLY KENNEDY
Attorneys for Personal Representative
198 1ST ST S
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880-3004
Telephone: (863) 294-1114
Florida Bar No. 0375871
Apr. 2, 9, 2007-1052


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HENRY MATHIAS UBERECKEN, II,
Deceased.
PROBATE DIVISION
File Number:
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
S(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 Henry Mathias Uberecken, II,
deceased, by the Circuit Court for .Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which
is Drawer CC-4, Post Office Box 9000, Bartow,
FL 33831, that the decedent's date of death was
October 3, 2006; that the total cash value of the
estate is $630.00 and that the name and
address of those to whom it has been assigned
by such Order are:
Clare E. Uberecken
910 Mulberry Ridge Way
Houston, Texas 77062
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and
other person having claims or demands against
the estate of the decedent other than those list-
ed in the Order of Summary Administration must
file their claims with'this Court WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLIC-
ABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is Aoril 2. 2007.
Person Giving Notice:
Clare E. Uberecken
910 Mulberry Ridge Way
Houston, Texas 77062
Attorney for Persons Giving Notice:
,Long H..Duong
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 11857
Long H. Duong, P.A.
11 N.W. 33rd Court
Gainesville, Floada 7
Telephone: (352)' O670
Apr. 2, 9, 2007-1042 0 4
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Emanuel K. Rivers,
Petitioner,
vs
Prime Option MasterCard,
Respondent.
CASE NO.:
53-2007CC-001732-0000-00
NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR PUBLICATION
TO: Prime Option MasterCard
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Complaint for
Declaratory Relief has been filed against you.
You are required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to this action on Melissa Sosa,
Esq., of Rothman Law Offices, L.L.C.,
Petitioner's attorney, whose address is- 14497 N.
Dale Mabry Hwy., Suite 160, Tampa, Florida
33618, on or before May 2, 2007, and to, file the
original with the clerk of the this court at Polk
County Courthouse, Drawer CC-2, P.O. Box
9000, Bartow, Florida 33831, either before ser-
vice .on Petitioner's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the peti-
tion.
DATED this 26th day of March, 2007.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Vanessa Marshall
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2007-1040

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUNTY
FLORIDA
IN'RE: ESTATE OF
DEBRA KAYX DIXON
Deceased.
File No:
07-CP-0686
Probate Division
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Intestate)
The administration of the estate of DEBRA
KAY DIXON, deceased, File Number 0ZCP-
0686, is endingin the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4.
Bartow, 'Florida 33831-9000. The estate is
intestate. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal represen-,
tative's attorney are set forth below.
All interested persons are requiredto file with
the above styled court any objection by an inter-
ested person on whom a copy of the notice is
served that challenges the qualifications of the
personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of
the court within 3 months after the date of ser-
vice of a copy of.this notice of administration on
the objecting person.
Any interested persons on whom a copy of
the notice of administration is served must
object to the qualifications of the personal repre-
sentative, venue, or jurisdiction of the court, by
filing a petition or other pleading requesting
relief in accordance with the Florida Probate
Rules, WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THE NOTICE ON
THE OBJECTING PERSON, OR THOSE
OBJECTIONS ARE FOREVER BARRED.
Any person entitled to exempt property is
required to file a petition for determination for
exempt property WITHIN THE TIME PROVID-
ED BY LAW OR THE RIGHT TO EXEMPT
PROPERTY IS DEEMED WAIVED.
Personal Representative:
RONALD D. DIXON
4015 South Pipkin Road
Lakeland, FL 33811
Attorney for Personal Representative:
TROIANO & ROBERTS, P.A.
317 SOUTH TENNESSEE AVENUE
LAKELAND, FL 33801-4617
Telephone: (863) 686-7136
Florida Bar No. 0221864
Apr. 2, 9, 2007-1046

IN THE CIRCUITCOURT FOR PLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DEBRA KAY DIXON,
Deceased.
File No.


07-CP-0686
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of DEBRA
KAY DIXON, deceased, whose date of death
was February 18. 2007 and whose Social
Security Number is 263-33-6842, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division; the address of which is P.O.
Box 9000. Drawer CC-4 Bartow, FL 33831.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice has


been served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS 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
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 PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
April 2 2007. '
Personal Representative:
RONALD D. DIXON
4015 South Pipkin Road
Lakeland, FL 33811
TROIANO & ROBERTS, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Representative
317 SOUTH TENNESSEE AVENUE
LAKELAND, FL 33801-4617
Telephone: (863) 686-7136
Florida Bar No. 0221864
Apr. 2, 9, 2007-1045

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
FAMILY LAW DIVISION
IN RE: THE MATTER OF
CLAYTON EARL SPIRES,
Petitioner,
and
JENNIFER BUMBALOUGH,
Respondent.
CASE NO.
1996DR-2818
DIVISION: 02
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PETITION
FOR MODIFICATION OF CUSTODY AND
OTHER RELIEF
TO: JENNIFER BUMBALOUGH
Last Known Address: 131 Bay Boulevard South,
Lake Wales, Florida 33853
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition For
Modification of Custody and Other Relief has
been filed against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to
it on Petitioner's attorney, KEITH D. MILLER,
ESQUIRE, Esquire, whose address is Post
Office Drawer 30, Bartow, Florida 33831, on or
before May 16, 2007, and file the original with
the Clerk of the Circuit. Court at 255 N.
Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830 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 doc-
uments upon requests.
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
.disclosure of documents and information.
Failure to comply can result in sanctions, includ-
ing dismissal or stking of pleadings.
DATED this 26i day of March, 2007.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of Circuit Court
Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-2
Bartow, FL 33831-9000
By: /s/Mary Ann Ray
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2007-1044

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CURAY J. DAVIS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF CURAY J. DAVIS; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CLARA O'STEEN; 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 DEFENDANTSS; FRANKLIN CRED-
IT MANAGEMENT CORPORATION; PRIME
ACCEPTANCE CORP.; STATE OF FLORIDA;
POLK COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; WHETHER
DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING,
TOGETHER WITHWANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR
TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANTS) AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH. UNDER OR AGAINST DEFEN-
DANT(S): UNKNOWN TENANT #1.;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendaniit(s).
CASE NO.
2007-CA-001340
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CURAY J. DAVIS; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CURAY J. DAVIS; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CLARA O'STEEN; 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
ORAGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS)
Whose Residence is: unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY required 'to file your
answer 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 attorney,
whdse name and address appears hereon, with-
in thirty days of the first publication of this
Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit
for foreclosure of mortgage against the following
described property, to wit:
LOT 17, HONEYTREE, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 69, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A: 1307 HONEYTREE LN W, LAKE-
LAND, FL 33801
If you fpil to file your answer or written
defenses in the above proceeding, on Zia.,i-,t,
attorney, a default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assistance. Please con-
tact 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 of the.
29th day of March, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By s/ Xoclhitl Munoz
Deputy Clerk
Apr. 2, 9, 2007-1049

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
FAMILY DIVISION '.
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF:
CHARLES MOYER,
Petitioner/Husband.
And
LESLIE MOYER,
Respondent/Wife
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
CASE NO.: 07-DR-2646
TO: LESLIE MOYER
Unknown Address
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been
filed against you and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on
William C. Hamm, Jr., Esquire, Post office Box
35, Lakeland, Florida 33801, on or before May


9. 2007, and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Florida 33831, before service on the Petitioner
or immediately thereafter.
If you fal 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 requests.
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 disclosure of documents and
information. Failure to comply can result In
sanctions, Including dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
Dated this 29th day of March, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Courts
BY: /s/ Mary Murphy
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 2007-1048
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
TRUDA MARIE BOLTON,
Deceased.
File Number
07CP-0596
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 Truda Marie Bolton, deceased, File
Number 07CP-0596, 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 decedent's date of
death was September 2, 2006; that the total
value of the estate is $4,000.00 and that the
names and addresses of those to whom it has
been assigned by such order are:
George A. Bolton, 43761 Antietam Drive,
Canton, Ml 48188
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 DECE-
ENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is April 2, 2007.
Person Giving Notice:
GEORGE A BOLTON
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
KELLYB. HARDWICK, III
Florida Bar No.: 211028
P. O. Box 778
Bartow, Florida 33831-0778
Telephone: 863-533-1300
Apr. 2, 9, 2007-1050

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DOUGLAS ALLEN PEERS
Deceased.
File No.
07 CP-0673
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Douglas
Allen Peers, deceased, whose date of death
was January 29, 2007, and whose Social
Security Number is 267-20-9440, is pending in
the Circuit Court for POLK County,Florida
Probate Division, the address of which is 255 N
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830. The
names and addresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN TN HE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
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 per-
sons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE. .
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
ENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is April 2. 2007.
Person GivingNotice:
Kimberly Amelio
1756 8th Court SW
Vero Beach, Florida 32962
Attorneys for Personal Representative
Paige K. Colton
Attorney for Kimberly Amelio
Florida Bar No. 611182 ,
Graves, Hill & Colton, P.A.
1446 19th Place, Suite 200
Vero Beach, Florida 32960
Telephone: (772) 567-1900
Apr. 2, 9, 2,007-1051


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ETHEL M. FOURMAN
Deceased.


The administration of the estate Of ETHEL M.
FOURMAN, deceased, whose date of death
was January 23, 2007, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Flonda, Probate Division,
the address of which is Drawer CC-4, P.O. Box.
9000, Bartow, FL -33831. The. names' and
addresses of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attomey 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 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
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 PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
April 2, 2007.
Personal Representative:
James P. Hines, Jr.
315 S Hyde Park Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Robert D. Hines, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 0413550
Hines, Norman, Hines PL.
315 S. Hyde Park Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33606
Telephone: (813) 251-8659
Apr. 2, 9, 2007-1043

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PeQLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MABEL TEOLA HOLLINGSWORTH, a/Ik/a M.
TEOLA HOLLINGSWORTH, a/k/a MABEL T.
HOLLINGSWORTH,
Deceased.
File No.
07-CP-0620
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Mabel
Teola Holllngsworth, deceased, nose dale ol
death was February 27, 2007, and whose
Social Security Number is 262-22-8088, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division; the address of which


is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-4 Bartow, FL
33831-9000. The names and addresses of the
personal 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 F.RST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of meI decdenl and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE


April 9, 2007 9


OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
NOTICE. Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR- plus from the sale, if any, other than the
EVER BARRED. property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO the sale.
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE- All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
ENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
The date of first publication of this notice is located at 255 North Broadway Avenue,
Aoril 2. 2007. Bartow, Florida. Please note that the main
Personal Representative: entrance is located on Church Street. No entry
Dennis C. Hollingsworth is possible from Broadway Avenue. In the
5011 Lancelot Drive. event any temporary change is necessary, the
Lakeland, FL 33813 Clerk will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale
TROIANO & ROBERTS, P.A. location directing the bidders to the temporary
Attorneys for Personal Representative sale location.
317 SOUTH TENNESSEE AVENUE If you are a person with disabilities.who needs
LAKELAND, FL 33801-4617 any accommodation in order to participate in this
Telephone: (863) 686-7136 proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to
Florida Bar No. 0221864 the provision of certain assistance. Please con-
Apr. 2, 9, 2007-1047 tact 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
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI- impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, Relay Services 711.
FLORIDA Dated this 16th day of March. 2007.
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION RICHARD M. WEISS
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS Clerk of the Circuit Court
TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF By: /s/Lori Armijo
BEAR,STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURI- Deputy Clerk
TIES I LLC, ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
.SERIES 2005-ECi Apr. 2, 9, 2007-1038
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
LYNDA A. NUNEZ A/K/A LINDA A. NUNEZ
A/K/ALYNDAAGUILAR A/K/A LINDA AGUILAR IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
A/K/A LINDA SUE LAMB, ETAL, JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
DEFENDANTSS. COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO: GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
07-CA-398 SEC 4 NATION INVESTMENT, LLC A FLORIDA LIM-
NOTICE OF ACTION ITED LIABILITY COMPANY,
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE Plaintiffs
TO: PEDRO AGUILAR vs
whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be JAMES F. THISSEN, ET AL.,
living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown Defendant.
defendants who may be spouses, heirs, CASE NO.:
devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, credi- 2007-CA-1319
tors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest NOTICE OF ACTION
by, through, under or against the Defendants, TO: First Tennessee Bank, N.A.
who are not known to be dead or alive, and all 300 Court Street, 7th Floor
parties having or claiming to have any right, title Memphis, TN 38103
or interest in the property described in the mort- YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an.action to Quiet
gage being foreclosed herein. Title for Possession Under Title on the following
YOU ARE EREBY NOTIFIED that'an action to property in Hillsborough:
foreclose a mortgage onthe following property: Lot35, DAWN HEIGHTS ADDITION
LOT 11, BLOCK B, EXTENSION OF Subdivision according to the map or plat thereof
SOUTH WINTER HAVEN, ACCORDING as recorded in Plat Book 76, Page 13, Public
TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS Records of Polk County, Florida.
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 17, has been filed against you, and you are
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK required to serve a copy of your written defens-
COUNTY, FLORIDA. es to it, if any, on the Plaintiff's Attorney, whose
has been filed against the corporation and the address is:
corporation is required to serve a copy of your VINCENT PHILIP NUCCIO
written defenses, if any, to it on DAVID J. 4049 Henderson Boulevard
STERN, ESQ. Plaintiff's attorney, whose Tampa, Florida 33629
address is 801 S University Drive, #500, on or before April 27, 2007 (no later that 30 days
Plantation, FL 33324 on or before May 3. 2007- from the date of the first publication of this
(no later than 30 days from the date of. the first notice), and file the original with the Clerk of this
publication of this notice of action) and file the Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney
original with the clerk of this court either before or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately will be entered against you for the relief
thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered demanded in the Complaint.
against you for the relief demanded in the corn- In accordance with the Americans With
plaint or petition filed herein. Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at accommodation to participate in this proceeding
POLK County, Florida, this 27th day of March, should contact the individual or agency sending
2007. notice no later than seven (7) days prior to the
RICHARD M. WEISS proceeding at the address given on notice.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Telephone 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-
BY: /s/ Xochitl Munoz 8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service.
DEPUTY CLERK WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
(Seal) at Hillsborough County, Florida, this 24th day of
Apr. 2, 9, 2007-1041 March, 2007.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH As Deputy Clerk
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK (Court Seal)
COUNTY, FLORIDA Mar. 26, Apr. 2, 9, 16, 2007-0983
POPULAR FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC
Plaintiff,
v. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
ERIC POWERS; JULIE POWERS f/k/a JULIE COUNTY, FLORIDA
TIDWELL; JOHN W. BURR, JR.; and all CENTRAL WINDOW SALES, INC., a Florida
unknown parties claiming by, through, under or co oration
against the herein named Defendants, who are Plaintiff,
not known to be dead or alive, whether said vs.
unknown parties claim-as heirs, devisees, RANDY J. GILBERT and JENNIFER L.
grantees, assignees, lieners, creditors, trustees, GILBERT, his wife,
spouses, or other claigipl; TENANT #1 and/or Defendant(s)
TENANT #2, the parties intended to account for Case No.
the person or persons in possession; MORT- 06-CA-4114
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS- NOTICE OF SALE
TEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR CORESTAR Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the
FINANCIAL GROUP, LLC; HARTRIDGE HILLS Final Judgment entered on March 8, 2007 in
HOME OWNER'S ASSOCIATION, INC. Case No. 2005CA-1734 of the Circuit Court.of
Defendants. the Tenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Polk County,
CASE NO. Florida, in which RANDY J. GILBERT and JEN-
53-2006CA-004983-0000-00 Sec 11 NIFER L. GILBERT his wife, are the
NOTICE OF SALE Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the bidder for cash at public sale in the Jury
Final Judgment of Foreclosuee dated March 14, Assembly Room located on the 2nd Floor of the
2007, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of POLK Polk County Courthouse, 255 North Broadway
County, Florida, described as: Avenue, Bartow, Florida, free and clear and dis-
THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL charged and any and all claims, liens, encum-
PROPERTY SITUATE IN THE CITY OF branches, rights, equities, and interest of the
WINTER HAVEN, COUNTY OF POLK, Defendants and all persons, firms or corpora-
AND STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: tions, claiming by, through or under them except
ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND IN as to that certain Mortgage to Mortgage Banking
THE COUNTY OF POLK, STATE OF Corporation in O.R. Book 4023, Page 2210, as
FLORIDA, TO-WIT: assigned to Irwin Mortgage Corporation in O.R.
LOT 39 OF HARTRIDGE HILLS, ACCORD- Book 4031, Page 1851 as assigned to Bank
ING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, United in O.R. Book 4683, Page 319, and
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 79, PAGE 9, Modification recorded in O.R. Book 4733, Page
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK 968, public records of Polk County, Florida, the
COUNTY, FLORIDA. real property described in said Final Judgment.
a/Ika 202 Loma Drive, Winter Haven, FL Please note that the main entrance to the court-
33881-9504 house is located on Church Street. No entry is
at public sale, to the-highest and best bidder, for possible from Broadway Avenue. This sale shall
cash, at the Jury Lounge, Second floor, of the be conducted with other similar sales on the
Polk County Courthouse, located at 255 North 11th day of April, 2007, which sales shall begin
Broadway Avenue, (Please note that the main promptly at 9:00 a.m. and proceed consecutive-
entrance is located on Church Street. No entry y in an order to be determined by the Clerk. The
is possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event sale shall not begin until such time.as the
any temporary change of location is necessary, Plaintiff or his attorney are/is present. In the
the Clerk will post a "Notice,of Change" at the event the Plaintiff or his attorney are/is not pre-
sale location directing the bidders to the tempo- sent by 9:30 a.m., the sale shall be rescheduled
rary sale location.), Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 by the Clerk,and-re-advertised for a later date.
o'clock a.m., on April 18, 2007. AllIbidders, except attorneys of record, must
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus register their names and addresses and the
from the sale, if any, other than the property names and addresses of the persons or enti-
owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file ties on whose behalf they will bid by 9:00
a claim within 60 days after the sale, a.m. on the date of the sale. The property set
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge, forth in said Final Judgment is as follows:
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST COR-
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, NER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF
Florida.: Please note that the main entrance is SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 30 SOUTH,
located, on Church Street. No entry is possible RANGE 27 EAST, AND RUN WESTERLY,
from Broadway Avenue. In the event any ter- ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF
porary change.is necessary, the Clerk will post a SAID SOUTHEAST QUARTER FOR A DIS-
'Notice of Change" at the sale location directing TANCE OF 480.00 FEET TO A POINT;
the bidders tothe temporary sale location. THENCE ON A DEFLECTION OF 90
If you are a person with disabilities who needs DEGREES 12 MINUTES TO THE LEFT,
any accommodation in order to participate in this SOUTHERLY 280.00 FEET TO A POINT;
proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to THENCE ON A DEFLECTION OF 19
the provision of certain assistance. Please con- DEGREES 20 MINUTES TO THE RIGHT,
tact the Office of the Court Administrator1 (863) SOUTHWESTERLY 498.89 FEET TO A
534-4690, within two (2) working days of your POINT, THENCE ON A DEFLECTION OF
receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice 19 DEGREES 22 MINUTES TO THE LEFT,
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida SOUTHERLY 230.0 FEET TO A POINT;
Relay Services 711. THENCE ON A DEFLECTION OF 57
Dated at Bartow, Florida this 16th day of DEGREES 11 MINUTES TO THE LEFT,
March, 2007. SOUTHEASTERLY 500.00 FEET TO A
Richard M. Weiss POINT, THENCE ON A DEFLECTION OF
Clerk of the Circuit Court 103 DEGREES 00 MINUTES TO THE
By:/s/Lori Armijo RIGHT, SOUTHWESTERLY 295.0 FEET
Deputy Clerk TO A POINT; THENCE AT A RIGHT ANGLE,
(Seal) NORTHWESTERLY 25 FEET TO THE
Apr 2 9 2007-1039 POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CON-
STINUE TO THE LAST MENTIONED
COURSE 150.00 FEET TO A POINT,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10th JUDI- THENCE AT RIGHT ANGLES 100.00 FEET
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; BEING
FLORIDA LOT 65 OF UNRECORDED HARBOR
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION BEACH, LYING WITHIN GOVERNMENT
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERI- LOT NUMBER 2, SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP
CAS FORMERLY KNOWN AS BANKER'S 30 SOUTH, RANGE 27 EAST, POLK
TRUSTCOMPANY, AS TRUSTEE AND CUS- COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH A
TODIAN FOR IXIS 2006-HE2, NON-EXCLUSIVE RIGHT OF INGRESS
PLAINTIFF. AND EGRESS OVER, ACROSS AND
VS. UPON THE ROADS TO AND IROM HIGH-
JEAN D. ST. MARC; GERDA MICHAUD; ANY WAY NUMBER 27 SHOWN ON PRE-
AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING AN PARED BY LAKELAND ENGINEERING
INTEREST' BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR ASSOCIATES, INC., DATED MAY, 1961,
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL IDENTIFIED AS "MASTER PLAN", DRAW-
DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO ING NUMBER 1053.1
BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER- Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse '
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS; DEVISEES, located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN Florida. Please note that the main entrance is
DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN- located on Church Street. No entry is possible
ANTS IN POSSESSION from Broadway Avenue. In the event any ternm-
DEFENDANT(S) porary change is necessary, the Clerk will post a
CASE NO: "Noticeof Change" at the sale location directing


S53-2006-CA-5246 SEC 1 the bidders to the temporary sale location.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE If you are a person with disabilities who needs
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a any accommodation in order to participate in this
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to
March 14. 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 53- the provision of certain assistance. Please con-
2006-CA-5246 SEC 1 of the Circuit Court of the tact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863)
10TH Judicial Circuit In and for POLK County, 534-4690, within two (2) working days of your
BARTOW, Florida, I will sell to the highest and receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice
best bidder for cash at THE JURY LOUNGE, impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida
SECOND FLOOR at Ire POLK County Reia Services 711
Courthouse located at 255 N Broadway Ave. in RICHARD M WEISS
Barlow, Florida. al 9.00 a.m on te 18h1 day of CLERK OF THE COURT
Agil. 2007 the following described property as By. /s Lon Armijo
.ew1brth,. s~I SluP114TyFinal Jud 'i tfCrk
LOT 15, HAVEN GROVE ESTATES, UNIt Dale.t1 3 *IJ '
NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT Mar. 26, Apr. 2, 2007-0976
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 48, PAGE 6 OF THE PUBLIC

















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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: The Adoption of
BRIAN LYNN MATHEISON,
A Minor,
BY: BRIAN J. LEVESQUE,
Petitioner.
CASE NO:
2007DR-002578-0000-WH
Section: 01
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JORGE MALDONADO
144 1st Avenue
Groveland, FL 34736
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition
for Termination of Parental Rights Pending
Adoption and Petition for Adoption has been
filed and you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any on: TED A. LAS-
SEIGNE, Post Office Box 2238, Haines City,
Florida 33845, before the May 2, 2006, and file
the original with the clerk of this Court at Post
Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-2, Bartow, Florida
33831-9000'before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fall to do so,
judgment for adoption and for relief prayed
for in the Petition may be granted by default.
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 con-
tact 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.
DONE AND ORDERED at Bartow, Polk
County, Florida, this 21st day of March, 2007.
(COURT SEAL)
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By:/s/Linda Richards
(Court Seal)
Mar. 26, Apr. 2, 9, 16, 2007-0993


ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE OR
DISPOSITION
Notice of hereby given that Budget Mini Storage
intends to sell or otherwise dispose of personal
property described below to enforce a lien
imposed on said property under the Florida Self
Storage Facility Act (Section 83.806). The owner
will sell or otherwise dispose of the property on
the 26th day of April, 2007, at 9:30 am at 1925
George Jenkins Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33815.
Items to be sold or disposed of are household
goods, furniture and misc. boxes unless other
wise stated.
A33 SHERRI BRISCOE
B36 SCOTT E. SAMPLE
C72 DIANE RILEY
M29 JOANN D. JOHNSON
Sale or disposition subject to cancellation in the
event of settlement. Should it be impossible to
' sale or otherwise dispose of these goods on the
specified day, the sale, or disposition will be held
at a later such date.
Apr. 9, 16, 2007-1118


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 MORT-
GAGE SECURITIES, INC. ASSET BACKED
PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2006-R2 UNDER THE POOLING AND SER-
VICING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF MARCH
1, 2006, WITHOUT RECOURSE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ORENTHANAL BENNETT, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2007CA-000143-SEC 7
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 21st
day of March, 2007, ard entered in Case No.
53-2006CA-003306-0000-SEC 08, of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Polk
County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK
NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
FOR AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE SECURI-
TIES, INC. ASSET BACKED PASS THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-R2 UNDER
THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT DATED AS OF MARCH 1, 2006, WITH-
OUT RECOURSE is the Plaintiff and OREN-
THANAL BENNETT; CHRISTIAN DEVELOP-
MENT GROUP, INC.; CITY OF LAKELAND,
FLORIDA; GLADYS L. BENNETT A/K/A
GLADYS BENNETT; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the Jury Lounge Second Floor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 North Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Florida (Entry on Church
Street), at the Polk County Courthouse, in BAR-
TOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 25th day of
April, 2007, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 12, BLOCK J, MAP OF SUN-
SET 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 FILEA 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, Bartow,
Florida. Please note that the main entrance is
located on Church Street. No entry is possible
from Broadway Avenue. In the event any tem-
porary change 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 con-
tact 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 22nd day of March. 2007.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of The Circuit Court
By /s/ Lori Armijo. !
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Apr. 9, 16, 2007-1109


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ESSIE LEE JACKSON ROSS,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
07-CP-0464
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Essie
Lee Jackson Ross, whose date of death


was April 26, 2006, and whose Social'
Security Number is 262-40-0635, is pend-
'ing in the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
:which is 255 N. Broadway, Bartow, Florida
;33830. The names and address of the per-
,sonal 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
decedent's estate on whom a copy of this
notice ha. been served must ile their
claims wVith ths soaLta .WITHIN4 THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTEIt THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A


COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.'
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITH-
IN 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 THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice
is April 9 2007.
Personal Representative:
Ethelyn Ross Rosier
1062 Revilla Lane
Rockledge, FL 33053
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Cedric E. Lewis
Attorney for Daryl Forehand
Florida Bar No. 0452084
Cedric E. Lewis & Associates, P.A.
332 Third Street NW
Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Telephone: (863) 292-0285
Apr. 9, 16, 2007-1115


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ELIZABETH M. EDWARDS
Deceased.
File No.
07 CP-0495
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Elizabeth M. Edwards, deceased,
whose date of death was January 1 8th
200i6, and whose Social Security Number
is 266-40-1528, is pending in the Circuit
Court for POLK County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Past
Office Box 9000 Drawer C-4


Bartow Florida 33831-9000 The
names and addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE 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 per-
sons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702
OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is April 9. 2007.
Person Giving Notice:
Citrus & Chemical Bank
250 Magnolia Ave., SW
Winter Haven, FL 33880-2901
LAW OFFICES OF J. KELLY KENNEDY
Attorneys for Personal Representative l
198 1ST ST S
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880-3004
Telephone: (863) 294-1114
Florida Bar No. 0375871-
Apr. 9, 16, 2007-1116


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LINDA MURARO
Deceased.
File No.:
07CP-0769
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of LINDA
MURARO, deceased, whose date of death
was July 15, 2006, Is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Drawer CC-4, PO. Box
9000, Bartow, FL 33831-9000. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and
nte personal representative's attomey 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 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
decedent's estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF TH'E FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED' WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN. SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVERBARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
'The date of first publication of this
notice is April 9, 2007.
Personal Representative:
Ronald P. Muraro
5022 Sheffield Road
Lakeland, Florida 33813
Artorney lor Personal Representalive:.
Roben D Hines, Esquire
Attorney for Linda Muraro
Florida Bar No. 0413550
Hines, Norman, Hines P.L.
315 S. Hyde Park Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33606
Telephone: (813) 251-8659
Apr. 9, 16, 2007-1113


POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
ROOM-Juvenile Division, Courtrooi
N. Broadway, BARTOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN


WILL BE 1
TERMINAl
YOU WIL
LEGAL R


ATED AS A CONSEN
N OF PARENTAL RIG
PERMANENTLY LO
ITS AS A PARENT


COURT-
m 6C, 255

PERSON
T TO THE
HTS AND
)SE ALL
TO THE


CHILDREN) AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN
ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MAT-
TER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTOR-
NEY, YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND
REQUEST THAT THE COURT APPOINT YOU
AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing
a special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the Children &
Families Legal Department at 1055 US Highway
17 North, Bartow, Florida 33830, Telephone:
863-534-0062 not later than seven days prior to
the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-
800-955-871, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service."
RICHARp M. WEISS, CLERK
By Melanie Komorowski
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Apr. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2007-1117

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
S.T.A.R.S. TOWING gives Notice of
.Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell vehi-
cles pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the
Florida Statutes that on 04/.27/2007, 9:30
am at 2935 US HIGHWAY 17 S, BARTOW, FL
33830-8982. S.T.A.R.S. TOWING reserves
the right to accept or reject any and/or all
bids.
1996 OLDSMOBILE
VIN# 1 GHDT13W6T2708044
Apr. 9, 2007-1111

Notice Under Fictitious Name Act
Notice is hereby given that the undersigned,
pursuant to the provisions of the Fictitious Name
Act, Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, as
amended, intends to register With the Secretary
of State of Florida, the Fictitious Name of:
Country Boy Publishing Co.
under which the undersigned is engaged or will
engage in business at: 300 Collier Dr.
in the City of Winter Haven Florida 33884.
That the party/parties interested in said busi-
ness enterprise is/are as follows: Donald G.
Greenlee
Apr. 9, 2007-1112


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.
HOWARD RODMON; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF HOWARD RODMON; 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; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-2007-CA-00347-SEC 11
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:
LOTS 87 AND 88, IN BLOCK D, PINE-
HURST COURT, LAKELAND, FLORIDA,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 17,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 219 WEST BELLA VISTA, LAKE-
LAND, FL 33805
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 25th day of Apil, 2007.
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 pen-
dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
the sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthoose
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 tem-
porary change of location is necessary, the
Clerk shall post a "Notice of Change" at the sale
location directing the bidders to the temporary
sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to
the provision ofcertain assistance. Please con-
tact 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
22nd day of March, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 9, 16, 2007-11.10

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
NATION INVESTMENT, LLC A
FLORIDA LIMITED LIABILITY COM-
PANY,
Plaintiffs
vs
JAMES F. THISSEN, ET AL.,
Defendant.


CASE NO.:
2007-CA-1319
NOTICE OF ACTION


TO: iIrst Tennessee Bank, N.A.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH 300 Court Street, 7th Floor
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF Memphis, TN 38163
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to.Quiet
JUVENILE DIVISION 5 Title for Possession Under Title on the fol-
IN THE INTEREST OF: lowing property in Hillsborough:
C.M. DOB: 03/05/2003 Lot 35, DAWN HEIGHTS ADDITION
R.M. DOB: 10/16/2004 Subdivision according to the map or plat
R.M. DOB: 10/16/2004 thereof as recorded in Plat Book 76, Page
MINOR CHILDREN 13, Public Records of Polk County, Florida.
SUMMONS AND NOTICE has been filed against you, and you are
OF HEARING ON PETITION required to serve a copy of your written
FOR TERMINATION OF' defenses to it, if any, on the Plaintiff's
PARENTAL RIGHTS Attorney, whose address is:
CASE NO. VINCENT PHILIP NUCCIO
2005-DP-123300-XX 4049 Henderson Boulevard
THE STATE OF FLORIDATO: Tampa, Florida 33629
RYDER HINTON on or belore April 27. 2007 (nro later that 30 days
ADDRESS UNKNOWN .. from the late ol the lirst publication of this
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a noticee, and file the original with the Clerk of this
Petition under oath has been filed in the Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney'
above styled Court for the permanent com- or Immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
mitment of will be entered against you for the relief
R.M., a female child, born on 10/26/2007, demanded in the Complaint.
to CRYSTAL MAPLES & RYDER HINTON, R.M., In accordance with the Americans With
a male child born on 10/16/2007, to CRYS- Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
TAL MAPLES & RYDER HUINTON .r.i. accommoaaInon Ioptro rllin Iri pr.ci,,,einrg
for irbseqien-t adoption seneaing
COMMANDED to be and' i prior to: ire
ORABLE ERNEST M. JONES at 8:30 A.M. on proceeding a3 the address gi ne .:n ,:,n n:,e
the 26th day of April, 2007, for this hearing at Telephone 1-800-955-87'1 iTOD)i:.r i.800..Cm5.
8770 (VI, via Florida Relay Service


WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at Hillsborough County, Florida, this
24th day of March, 2007.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Mar. 26, Apr. 2, 9, 16, 2007-0983

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: The Adoption of
BRIAN LYNN MATHEISON,
A Minor,
BY: BRIAN J. LEVESQUE,
Petitioner.
CASE NO:
2007DR-002578-000.0-WH
Section: 01
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JORGE MALDONADO
144 1st Avenue
Groveland, FL 34736
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition
for Termination of Parental Rights Pending
Adoption and Petition for Adoption has been
filed and you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any on: TED A. LAS-
SEIGNE, Post Office Box 2238, Haines City,
Florida 33845, before the May 2, 2006, and file
the original with the clerk of this Court at Post
Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-2, Bartow, Florida
33831-9000 before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fall to do so,
judgment for adoption and for relief prayed


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and commenced in this Court and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on CHRISTINE A.
DONOGHUE, attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is GrayRobinson, P.A., 201 N.
Franklin Street, Suite 2200, Tampa, FL
33602 and file the original with the clerk of
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(30) days after the first publication; other-
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WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court at
Polk County, Florida on this 22nd day of March,
2007.
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Coastal Georgia New, Pre- construction Golf Community.
Large lots & condos w/ deepwater, maish, golf, nature
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$70k's- $300k. (877)266-7J76. www.cooperspoint.com.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COUR1 OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FUH POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
WALDO PULMER MOFFITT.
Husbands.
vs.
JENNIFER MARIE MOFFITT,
%Wfle.
CASE NO.:
2007DR-967
SECTION: 01
NQOtlE_Q.FACTION
TO:
JENNIFER MARIE MOFFITT
Last Known Address:
7431 Marseille Circle
Orlando, FL 32822
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition for
Dissolution of Marriage has been filed against
you and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on THOMAS J.
CHAWK, ESQUIRE, Post Office Box 8209,
Lakeland, Florida 33802-8209, on or before
April 25. 2007, and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service on the
Petitioner's attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise, a default will be entered against you
for the 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 DISSOLUTION OF MAR-
RIAGE.
Dated this 14th day of March, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Courts
BY: /s/ Mary Murphy
Deputy Clerk
Mar. 19, 26, Apr. 2, 9, 2007-0909
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Carolyn Butler DeVaughn,
Petitioner,
-and-
Robert Bruce DeVaughn,
Respondent.
CASE NO.:
07DR-2376
Division 80
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION
OF MARRIAGE
TO: Robert Bruce DeVaughn
Last Known Address: 1535 N. Tate Ave.,
Bartow, Fla. 33830.
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 Carolyn Butler DeVaughn, whose address
is 1535 N. Tate Ave., Bartow, Florida 33830, on
or before April 23, 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 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 requests.
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 auto-
matic disclosure of documents and Informa-
tion. Failure to comply can result in sancr
tions, including dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
DATED March 14, 2007.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Mary Murphy
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Mar. 19, 26, Apr. 2, 9, 2006-0903


SERVICES
AIRBORNE TREE SERVICE. Complete
tree service available. Licensed and In-
sured. Free Estimates. Senior and Milita-
ry discounts. 863-370-0221.
BASS LAWN CARE
Free estimates given. Commercial or
Residential. Call 533-2244. Licensed and
Insured.
CALVIN'S HAULING INC.
Topsoil, filldit, 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.
CLEMONS LAWN SERVICE
Mowing, Edging, hedge trimming. Call
for estimate. Licensed and Insured.
863-528-0492.
LOPEZ PHOTOS. We do weddings,
sweet 16 etc. Se habla espanol. 863-
324-3255 or cell 863-860-5204.
MOWING, WEED trimming etc. Free es-
timates. Cell 224-5779.
PHOTOGRAPHY. WE do weddings and
more! Call Creech Photography at 533-
5676.
PORTRAIT AND wedding photography.
Children, families, pets, in-home sittings.
Jack Littlefield, Photographic Memories.
533-9064.
PRO-GRASS LAWN MAINTENANCE.
Commercial, Residential, Licensed, In-
sured. Free estimates. Tractor work, box
blade, mowing, loader, brush rake. Tony
(863)285-6451.
STOKES LAWN CARE SERVICE
Licensed and Insured,
559-5787 or 285-7492.


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 Summerliri
Street. Come help yourself.
WANTED
TO BUY.
BUYING AND SELLING
OLD U.S. COINS
863-608-4473
TOP DOLLAR PAID FOR SHARK
TEETH & BONE VALLEY FOSSILS.
CALL GEORGE 813-240-4740
USED FISHING Reels working or not.
533-9548.
WANT TO BUY ANTIQUES.
863-676-1153.


LAKE EUFAULA
PRE-CONSTRUCTION SALE
Save $10,000
Saturday, April 28, 2007

Homesites start at 59990 (AfterDiscount)
Estate sites up to 3 + acres;
Gated Community with Owner's Clubhouse and Boat Slips
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
CALL Now 866-882-1107





Near many National & State Forests where you can hunt, fish, camp
or canoe. Horses OK. Ideal for permanent, vacation or retirement.

FmmS89900O m$4,995 Down

Flexible Owner Financing I NO CLOSNG COSSI First Come, First Served


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LAKEFRONT 3 BEDROO/3 BATH HOME
With 226'
Lake Frontage

ONLY $575,000

CALL LAKESIDE REALTY
1 -888-291-5253





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GENERAL
HELP WANTED


NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING
SALES PERSON

We have an immediate opening in an established territory.
Experience helpful, but will train.
Salary, commission, bonus.
Full benefit package.
We are an established Media Company.


APPRENTICE POSITION for offset newspaper press
operator. Pride in workmanship is essential, basic
knowledge of machinery is helpful. You bring a positive
attitude to the job and we will train you. Full-time posi-
tion. Medical insurance, 401(k) retirement plan. Oppor-
tunity for advancement. Must be at least 18 years old
and have a valid driver's license. Drug-free workplace,
pre-employment drug test required, apply in person to
Paul at The Polk County Democrat, 190 South Florida
Ave., Bartow.


INDUSTRIAL

MECHANIC/HELPER WANTED
Looking for an individual who has a mechanical background who is
interested in being trained in technical fields. We are also looking for
an individual who has a desire to be trained in Mechanical Field
Vibration Analysis, IR Thermography and Motor Circuit Analysis. We
offer excellent benefits including paid vacation, holidays, and
sick days, insurance. We are and EOE and drug free work place.

Call 813-754-1152 ext. 236


Driver Frostproof Terminal
2 Exp'd Drivers Needed





Avg. $700 $850/week
60% preloaded/pretarped
CDL-A req'd 877-428-5627
www.ctdrivers.com


PART/TIME MEDICAL assistant and
full/time receptionist needed for busy
Dr's office. Bilingual preferred. Fax re-
sume to: 863-285-6701.
PART/TIME PACKAGE flexible hours.
Apply XYZ Liquors, US Highway 17 S.,
Bartow, FL.
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.
SPRAY TECHNICIAN-WILL train-must
be 18 or older-valid D/L required. Drug
Free Workplace. Mail resume or back-
ground information P.O..Box 193, Bar-
tow, FL. 33831.

PETS FOR SALE
BEAGLE PUPPIES, born Feb. 15, tri-col-
or and blues. $150.00. Ready now. Call
698-0135.
CHIHUAHUA 'MALE, 8 weeks, vet
checked, very small $300. 863-519-
7101.


LOST
RED NOISE female bull dog, area of
Courthouse. $100 REWARD. 863-510-
2545.


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


ASSISTANT MANAGE PT/FT SALES
Hibbett Sports is hiring in Bartow. Apply
at: 310 East Van Fleet Drive, Bartow, FL.
Hibbett Sports conducts drug testing.
www.hibett.com.
.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.
EXPERIENCED HELP 'needed in Mul-
berry Restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and
dinner. Call Kim Martin 604-8828 after
2:00 o.m.
GROVE WORKER wanted. Tractor
work, hand labor, irrigation, etc. Drivers
license required. Bilingual a plus. 559-
9233.

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

OFFICE WORK with computer skills &
telephone skills. Must be able to multi-
task. PART-TIME summer position April
30-August 10, 2007. Apply @ 450 N.
Wilson Avenue. 534-0100 Exit. 1322.
DFWP/EOE. '


OFFICE SPACE
FOR RENT


RUNNING ON


EMPTY?


Delivering the Democrat
Can Help You Pay Your Bills!


Independent contractor newspaper
carriers earn from $265 to $425"
per month, plus incentives
for outstanding service.


You must have a reliable vehicle
and a listed phone number.


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"The only job where you get paid for throwVing things!"

Compensation varies with lhe nurrmer ofl subscribers, the
length of the route and the number of Thursdays iri inle month.


Happy 43rd Birthday
Michael
We love you and miss you so much
4-10-64- 2-17-07


Love Forever,
From Your Family, Mom,
Ramona, Lisa & David



APARTMENT
FOR RENT


ASHLEY GLEN APARTMENTS

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


COUNTRY LIVING, single story apart-
ment available. Studio $455, 1 bedroom
$520. Hurry-only a few left. Call 863-
534-3243. Bearcreek Apartments.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT, utilities in-
cluded. 533-8082. calls after 8 p.m.
EFFICIENCY WEEKLY or monthly, all
utilities pus cable included. Completely
furnished, pool, laundry room on site.
Small pets allowed. 533-5553.
LARGE 1 bedroom, central location,
519-5795.
UNFURNISHED LARGE 1 bedroom, AC,
stoye, refrigerator. Good location. No
pets. References. Suitable for adults.
533-4088.
1 BEDROOM, furnished., No pets. NO
smoking. Bartow. 646-0109.
2 BEDROOM, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, CHA.
Northside Apartments, 719 Wanamaker
Avenue, Fort Meade. Contact Sheila
863-375-9988 or 863-285-7203.
2 BEDROOM, 2 bath, Bartow, CHA, ap-
pliances carpet, screen porch, quiet
shady $600 / $600 deposit. Credit
check. No pets. 533-2003.
NICE 1 bedroom apartment, CHA, wash-
er and dryer. $550 per month. King Real
Estate Services, 533-4119.
LOCAL CITRUS company needs truck
driveretoe local,deliveries with-Class A
CDL classification. 863-537-1343.
O888 :

FOR SALE
1997 HONDA Shadow Spirit 1100 CC
Cruiser, drive shaft, hydraulic jack, cov-
er, low miles, custom paint, new battery,
many extras $3,650 OBO. Bartow 581-
4697.
2003 CRAFTSMAN lawn tractor. $600.
863-421-6395.
93 POLARIS 4 x 4 ATV, 350, runs,
needs work. $700. 05 Polaris ATV spe-
cial edition, 330, $3,700. Window A/C
with heat, $100. 863-640-2350.
BEAUTIFUL WEDDING Dress, size 12,
pearl with crown, veil and adjustable
train, $400. Call 813-516-5107.
BRAND NEW lawn mower, weed eater
and edger, less than 6 hours on all.
$450.00. Call 324-6545.
CANOE ELECTRIC motor, $500. 12ft. fi-
ber glass boat, 6 hp Evenrude galvanism
trailer, electric motor, battery, $1100. 785
:Alice Place, Bartow. 533-6444.
CATAHOULA CUR puppies, one male,
two females, 8 weeks old on 04/05. Had
all shots. $40 each. 559-5424.
COUCH, LEATHER beige, $500. 813-
634-8360.
DRESSER TRIPLE beautiful with carved
wood around mirror, dark wood, like
new, $500. Call 813-778-6606.
GENERATOR 10 horse motor, $400:
Call 863-299-6665.
HONDA 70 mini bike (miniature Ninja
type) with electric start. Cost $700 new.
Asking $200. Call 863-438-8252.
LA-Z-BOY LIFT chair, blue, beautiful,
good condition, $450. 813-681-9528.
POULAN 38" riding lawn mower. 15.5hp
like brand new, only used a few times,
$700. Call 863-398-7469.
POWER CHAIR, 3 wheel, comes apart
to put in trunk, $350, Call 863-299-1561.
RANGE, ALMOST new, $100 OBO. 863-
605-2784.
REFRIGERATOR GE side-by-side, 21
cu ft., door ice make/water, excellent
condition $400 obo. 863-605-3907.
TWIN SIZE craftmatic bed. 2 months old.
Excellent condition $1,000. 863-512-
0493.
WASHER/DRYER, KENMORE, works
great. Asking $400 obo: Call 813-985-
8103.
WEDDING DRESS, size 20, never worn,
all access, $450 obo, 813-681-9539.
WEDDING DRESS, size 4 with crinoline,
girdle, crown and veil. $200. Call 863-
968-9494.
WEDDING OR prom dress. Size (3)
sizes 12-16, $75 each obo. Call 863-
513-3952.

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


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.

HOUSE
FOR RENT
BARTOW, 530 Lucile Street. 3 bedroom,
1 bath, central heat/air, separate utility
room, eat-in kitchen, dining room, living
room, ceiling fans, single car carport,
fenced yard, covered patio, large shed,
new carpet NO PETS. $825 plus deposit.
Call Owner (863)644-0756.
FORT MEADE, Lake Buffum. 3 bed-
room, 1 bath, AC, Lake Front. Refrigera-
tor, stove. $900 per month, first, last. 1-.
561-308-7566.
LARGE HOUSE prv. area. 3 bedroom, 2
1/2 bath, fenced yard, CHA. large pool,
lawn service and pool service included.
No animals. $1495 plus security. 533-
1323-512-0213.
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.

HOUSE
FOR SALE
BARTOW BY OWNER. 3 bedroom, 3
bath, formal living and dining room, fami-
ly. room, breakfast room, pantry, large
patio and pool. 1 car garage, new paint,
wall paper and carpeting 533-1869.
BARTOW TOWNHOUSE 1350 sq. ft. 2
bedroom, 2 bath, CHA, carport,
screened in porch, w/d hookups, good
location. $119;500. 838-9817.
SOUTH LAKE Wales. 3/11/2, newly re-
modeled, 242 Pierce Street. Nice neigh-
borhood. $129,900. Owner may finance
with money down. 1434 sq ft under roof.
Jeremy 863-559-0814.
TOP NOTCH REALTY
Website www.topnotchrealty.org

MOBILE HOME
FOR RENT
2 BEDROOM, 1 1/2 bath, $600 plus se-
curity. 533-7444 or 386-760-6300.
COMMERCIAL
PROPERTY
FOR SALE
FOR LEASE or SALE. 2500 sq. ft. ware-
house/office in Bartow. Quality Reality &
Investment, Inc. 533-0888.
OFFICE BUILDING for sale or lease,
4500 sq. ft. Currently divided into 3
suites. Located on 195 Orange Avenue,
Bartow; Quality Realty and Investment,
Inc. 863-533-0888.

PRODUCE
FOR SALE
KAE J Hydro-Farms 1081 CR 640 East
of Homeland. Fresh strawberries and
produce u pick no bending, no kneeling.
863-519-9677.
PREVATTE FARMS U-PICK strawber-
ries 8 a.m. 7 p.m. 4 qts $1.00 Bring
container. Closed Sunday and Monday.
State Road 674 West to West End of
Grange Hall Loop Road, South 1/2 mile
on right..(863)634-1162.
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.


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



1987 DODGE Cargo Van white,
front seats, 86,000 miles, $100f' r-i0
533-6483.
GREAT ON GAS. 95 Infinity J30, newv
tires, cold air $2,500. OBO, 86,-f,581-
2781.


Call Bob at 533-4183.


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0 2007 The Mini Page Publishing Company Inc.


Supplement to The Polk County Democrat and The Fort Meade Leader
Bv BETTY DEBNAM


From Our Bill of Rights

The Sixth, Seventh and


The Sixth Amendment
The Sixth Amendment has to do
with the rights of people accused of a
crime. This amendment is so long, we
have broken it into parts.
Part 1



I

"In all criminal prosecutions,
the accused shall enjoy the
right to a speedy and public
trial, by an impartial jury of
the state and district wherein
the crime shall have been
committed, which district
shall have been previously
ascertained by law ..."

Words to know
This is what these words mean to most people:
prosecutions: legal actions in a court
impartial: not favoring one side over another
previously ascertained: found out before
Meaning: A person has the right to a trial soon
after the arrest, and the jury (made up of people who
live nearby) shall make a fair decision.


Part 2

"... and to


be


Eighth

THIS IS WHAT I
AM ACCUSED OF.)
Informed of the
nature and
cause of the
accusation;"


Words to
know
accusation: a statement charg-
ing one with wrongdoing
Meaning: The accused must be the
exact charges against him or her.
SSO HE'S .
THE ONE! r ( )


Part 3
"... to be confronted with the wit-
nesses against him .."
Words to know
confronted: meet face-to-face with
Meaning: The accused person has the
right to know who is accusing him or her
and to question
YOU-
them. MPUST
APPEAR,
Part 4
"... to have compulsory process
for obtaining witnesses in his
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Amendments


Words to know
compulsory process: steps that
must be followed
Meaning: The court must set up a
way to get a friendly witness to testify.
Part 5 THESE ARE YOUR RIGHTS).

"and to !
have the
assistance
of counsel for his defense."
Words to know
counsel: lawyer or attorney
Meaning: All accused people have
the right to a lawyer to defend them
and help them get a fair trial.


Trial by jury had been a part of the English
tradition. However, before the American
Revolution, the British did not always
encourage it in the Colonies. As a part of
the Constitution, the Bill of Rights helped
make trial by jury part of our legal system.


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James Madison Matters


The Constitution is our plan of
government. More than any other
man, James Madison influenced both
the Constitution and our Bill of
Rights.
Let's find out seven important
things about this amazing American.


1. Growing up
James Madison was born at his
family's plantation in Virginia on
March 16, 1751. The home,
Montpelier, today is being restored
and attracts many visitors.
Madison was a sickly child who
loved to read. At the age of 11 he
was sent away to school. He returned
home and was taught by a tutor for
two years. He graduated from a col-
lege, today known as Princeton, in
just two years.
2. Interest in politics
He returned to Virginia and went
into politics.


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Madison served on a committee that
wrote Virginia's first constitution and the
important Virginia Declaration of Rights.
He was elected to the Virginia House of
Delegates and the Second Continental
Congress.
3. Constitution's father
At the age of 36, he was elected to
represent Virginia at the convention
that wrote our Constitution in 1787.
His reports are the best single record
of what went on at the convention.
At just over 5 feet tall, he was a
little man. He spoke often at the con-
vention, and the delegates listened to
his opinions.


4. Bill of Rights
Madison served as a
member of the first
Congress to meet after .;; "
the Constitution was
approved. He proposed -
amendments, or changes to it.
The first 10 amendments were
approved, or added, to the Constitution
in the Bill of Rights.
5. Wife Dolley
In 1794, he met and
married a widow, Dolley
Payne Todd. They were
married for 41 years
and raised Dolley's son,
Payne.
6. Secretary of state
Thomas Jefferson chose Madison as
his secretary of state to handle the
country's dealings with other nations.
7. Our fourth president
Madison was elected
_our fourth president in
RS11 1808.
He served for two
terms.
He and Dolley retired to Montpelier
He died in 1836 at the age of 85.


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6th, 7th and 8th TRY'N
SAmendments FIND


Words that remind us of the Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Amendments are hidden in the block
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if you can find: LAWYER, JURORS, LEGAL, PUNISHMENT, FACTS, CRUEL, BAIL,
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The Seventh and Eighth Amendments


Seventh Amendment
Part 1

"In suits at
^ ~ common
Slaw, where
the value in
controversy
shall
exceed $20, the right of trial
by jury shall be preserved


Words to know
common law: law based on
custom or tradition. It is sometimes
called "judge-made" law. Judges
make their decisions based on what
has been decided in the past.
Common law is different from laws
made by legislatures or law-making
groups. These laws are called
"statutes." HATI
controversy: VERDICT?
disagreement

Part 2 f

"... and no -
fact tried by a
jury shall be
otherwise re-
examined in any court of
the United States, than
according to the rules of
common law."
Meaning: Once a jury reaches
a decision based on the facts of a case, the facts cannot be
reviewed
by a judge. This limits the power
of a judge to change a jury's
decision.


The Big Idea


Thomas
Jefferson
thought that
the right to
serve on
juries was an
important
right of the
people.


In our country, people are innocent
until proven guilty. These amend-
ments were added to make certain
that everyone accused of a crime is
treated in a just way by the courts:
the rules are fair;
the fair rules have to be applied
in a fair way;
the fair rules apply to everybody.
What jurors do:
listen to the evidence
consider the facts
not talk about the case or watch
or listen to news reports about it
When lawyers from both sides
have finished arguing their case, the
jurors must listen when the judge
tells them about the laws involved.
They then meet in private to dis-
cuss the case and reach a decision.
Selecting juries
When there is to be a trial, the
court sends out notices to more peo-
ple than are needed to serve on the
jury. The list is made up of citizens
who have registered to vote or who-
have been issued driver's licenses.
This group is called the "jury pool."


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about the Bill of Rights. The Mini
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Eighth Amendment
I OT WHAT
I DESERVED.
S "Excessive bail
Shall not be
required, nor
S excessive fines
imposed, nor cruel and
unusual punishments inflict-
ed."

Words to know
excessive: high, well above what is
usual
bail: the amount of money that a per-
son might have to post (or deposit) with
the court. By posting bail, the accused can
stay out of jail before the trial. The bail
money is returned when the accused per-
son appears at the trial.
In some cases, the crime is so serious
that the accused person is not permitted to
post bail. In this case, he or she must stay
in jail until the trial.
inflicted: cause to be suffered
Meaning: This
(THAT'S UNFAIR. amendment means
that your punishment
should not be unfair.
For example, you could
c( not receive a life sen-
_tence for stealing a
piece of bread.
The British some-
times tortured their prisoners. They often
kept people in jail by setting their bail too
high.
These amendments help give citizens
the right of "due process," or the right to be
treated fairly by their government.

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