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THe Polk


Democrat Vol. 76. No. 66
One Section, 14 Pages
www.polkcountydemocrat.com
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jril 16, 2007


Jackets

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District


. Hope, spelled out in lighted luminaria, was the message at individuals, the local event is the first Relay in Polk County to ever counting) was announced Sunday. Few relays in Central Florida can
Bartow's Relay for Life, the signature fundraising event of the raise more than $200,000 in a single year. Co-chairman Candy Grubbs boast of such high totals, last year's Chairman Neal Duncan said.
Anerican Cancer Society, held Friday and Saturday at Bartow announced Saturday morning that $215,000 had been officially count- (More photos in Thursday's issue.) Photo by Peggy Kehoe
Memorial Stadium. Supported by community businesses, groups and ed, with more money coming. An unofficial total of $235,000 (and


Public Hearings Tonight On CDBG


Projects, Industrial Park Near BMA


Students Will Rally

To 'Just Say No'


Public hearings will be held
tonight by the Bartow City
Commission on expenditure, of
the city's $116,093 in federal
Community Development Block
Grant funds and on development
of an industrial park just north of
Gordon Heights.
The CDBG projects recom-
mended by the city's citizens
advisory committee are:
Renovations to the multi-
purpose room at the Polk Street
Community Center.
Extension of the playground
at the Polk Street center.
Purchase of a back-up gener-


World War II-era pilots from
as, far away as Belgium have
responded to an invitation to
attend the open house at the new
Bartow Municipal Airport termi-
nal on Thursday, April 26.
Photographs and other
mementos of the days when the
airport was built as Bartow Army
Air Field, and later renamed
Bartow Air Base, are featured
prominently in the new terminal.
The city commission, in its
capacity as airport authority, has
invited pilots who trained at
BAAF during World War II and


ator at the Polk Street center.
Playground equipment for
Hamilton Park and MLK Park.
Miscellaneous items at
Carver Recreation Center.
The 39.5-acre industrial park
would be zoned "planned devel-
opment," and built on land owned
by Tom Bryant and Tom Oswalt.
The acreage, presently a citrus
grove, is located at the west end
of Bartow Municipal Airport and
just north of the Gordon Heights
Subdivision.
The park would have three
levels of industrial activity, with
the lowest level closest to Gordon


BAB after the war to be special
guests at the open house.
The terminal will be dedicated
to the memory of pilots who
trained at BAAF and BAB,
Commissioner Pat Huff said.
Dedication activities will
begin with orange juice, coffee,
and Danish at 9 a.m., followed by
the arrival of vintage aircraft at
9:30G and the dedication and rib-
bon-cutting at 10. The building
will be open for tours from 10:30
a.m. until 2 p.m.
Interviews with many of the
former aviation cadets will be


Heights, and the highest level
adjacent to an existing concrete
fabrication plant and a junkyard.
The commission will meet for
a work session this afternoon at
5:30 at city hall, and will recon-
vene for its regular business
meeting at 6:30.
Other items on the agenda:
Discussion of appointments
to the library board.
Recognition of outgoing and
incoming members of the Mayor's,
Youth Council.
A proclamation designating
April 29 to May 5 as Municipal
Clerks Week.


videotaped on April 25 and 26.
The airport authority, at its
meeting on Monday:
Instructed Airport Mgr.
Cynthia Barrow to get more
information on efforts by Kemira
Water Solution, an airport indus-
trial park tenant, to get the
Florida Dept. of Transportation
to allow it to open a driveway to
its plant from U.S. Highway 17.
Commissioners said they might
share in the cost of the new
entrance if it also could be used
as an entryway to the new termi-
nal.


S* Consideration of an increase
in fees charged to developers for
processing development applica-
tions.
First reading of ordinances
to:
(1) Change the number of
inembers of the Mayor's Youth
Council to a minimum of five and
a maxiumum of 12.
(2) Authorize sale of 4.79 acres
of city-owned land on the east
side of Woodlawn Avenue, south
of Pearl Street, to Southern
Holdings of Polk County, Inc.


*Presented plaques to
Commissioner Rosie Thornburg
for her three years of service on
the authority, including one year
as chairman, and to Dave
Murray for 10 years as the air-
port tower chief.
Approved afive-year renew-
al of an industrial park sublease
from Mid-Florida Lumber
Acquisitions, Inc., to Railroad
Distribution Services.
Ratified lease of Bldg. 322 to
the county for $1,800 per month.
The lease is for three years with
two one-year renewal options.


Polk County's Future: Urban


Sprawl or Orderly Growth?


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
.f Associate Publisher

S -With the most developable
v vaant land of any county in
i lo F ida,. Polk County could
become a poster child for urban
sprawl by 2050, or it could become
a::model of orderly managed
growth.
:That is the message from
AMeile Bishop, director of growth
management for Polk County..
::Bishop gave an overview on
girth management issues to the
Bartow Rotary Club.
: Polk is the fourth largest coun-
ty in Florida, trailing Monroe,
Collier, and Palm Beach, but
those counties have less devel-
opable acreage, he said.
In 1915, Polk County paved


.346 miles of roads, most with a
speed limit. of 30 miles per hour,
and established itself as
"Imperial Polk County." Today, the
county's road system would
stretch to Los Angele-. and that
doesn't count state and federal
highways.
The county's population, which
already exceeds 500,000, is
increasing at 10,000 to 11,000
people a year. Polk's incorporated
cities are steadily expanding their
boundaries.
Central Polk County will
become one large urban area,
Bishop predicted.
While a record number of
building permits were issued in
2004-05, the pace of permits is
down 30 percent as the housing
boom cools.


But builders are still platting
subdivisions in Polk County in
preparation for a return to a more
robust economy.
"We are trying to be smarter in
growth, especially in location of
growth," he said.
"We want to discourage urban
sprawl."
There is a steadily growing
interest in developing in rural
areas, especially in eastern Polk
County.
"The good land in the central
area of the county is pretty much
gone," Bishop said.
Polk has created seven "select-
ed area plans" for high growth
areas, primarily in northeast
Polk, "which is by far our fastest
growth area for the past decade."
Another major area of study is


between Bartow and Lake Wales,
where CSX Railroad plans to put
in a major distribution center in
what is now a rural area domi-
nated by agriculture.
The county is actively acquir-
ing environmentally sensitive
conservation lands, and already
has purchased more than 9,000
acres, much of it in partnership
with other agencies.
"We are preserving and pro-
tecting the Green Swamp,"
Bishop said. "We're pretty much
holding the line on development.'
Forty-five percent of Polk
County is in floodplain areas, pri-
marily in the northern half of the
county, where the Green Swamp
lies.
(See Page 8 Col. 1)


Bartow's 18th annual "Just
Say No" Parade, Rally and
Luncheon will take place on
Wednesday, April 18.
The annual parade willkick
off at Country Chicken & Fish,
901 East Main St., at 9:30 a.m.,
and will continue down Main
Street, turning left on
Broadway Avenue on its way to
Bartow High School.
At BHS, activities will
include Otis R. Anthony, senior
director of minority relations
for Polk County Schools,
addressing the students, spe-
cial performances by school
groups, and the traditional
Just Say No pep rally.
The rally includes Bartow
area fifth grade students from
Alturas Elementary, Anna
Woodbury Elementary, Bartow
Elementary Academy, Eagle
Lake Elementary, First
MIethodist School, Floral
Avenue Elementary, Gause
Riverside Elementary, Gibbons


Street Elementary, Highland
City Elementary, Pinewood
Elementary, Stephens
Elementary, Wahneta
Elementary, and Word of Life
Christian School.
The public may attend the
day's final event, the 'Just Say
No' Joint Civic Club and
Community Luncheon at the
Bartow Civic Center.
The program will begin at
noon with Anthony as guest
speaker. The luncheon cost is
$8 per person.
Tickets are available at the
Greater Bartow Chamber of
Commerce, Bartow City Hall;
C&C Bank and Community
National Bank.
Anyone wishing to make a
contribution to the "Just Say
No" events may send a check
to: "Just Say No" Committee,
c/o .Melody. Godwin,
Community National Bank,
1375 North Broadway Ave.,
Bartow, FL 33830.


Summerlin Park

Dedication Friday


Summerlin Park at Wilsons
Lake :dedication, unveiling and
ribbon-cutting will be Friday,
April 20, at 9:30 a.m.
'The event will culminate an
almost year-long 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 recepta-
cles, street lamps, irrigation,
landscaping and signage.
The Rotary Clubs of Bartow
donated a six-sided steel gazebo
near the water to commemorate
Rotary International's 100th
anniversary.
Polk County School Board has


completed basketball courts and
is 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 at the cor-
ner of Orange Avenue and Stuart
Street, and Mary Holland Park,
just south of Clower Street at. the
end of Broadway Avenue.
Friday's event will feature an
unveiling of a permanent marker
that displays the names of con-
tributors, a dedication of the flag-
pole 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.


Friday Fest Is Friday

In Downtown Bartow


Sofa Kings will take to the
streets of downtown for Bartow's
monthly Friday Fest on April 20.
The street party, featuring
beer, music, children's activities,
and food, will be held along East
Main Street and Central Avenue


from 6 to 9 p.m.
This month's major sponsor is
Bartow Board of Realtors, who
will award scholarships that
night.
For more information on the
festival, call 519-0508.


11 I Thinqs to do
I Wednesday. April 1'3, 9:30 a.m.. Just.
S ay 'No' Parade, Downtown Bartow, 'fol-
7 058 lowed by luncheon. Barto\ Civic Center


Friday, April 20, 9:30 a.m.: dedication
:program. Sii inerliin Park at Wilsons Lake

Friday, April 20, 6-9 p.m.: Friday
Festival, Downtown Bartow


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


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Community Life


Across
the
Back
Fence


Bartow Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Bartow Relay For Life Chairman Candy Grubbs.
members Yvonne Mitchell, Kay Blocker, Laurie Relay For Life is the signature fundraising event for
McCraney, Anne Stamey, Allene Chambers, Karen the American Cancer Society. -BRMC Auxiliary
.. Tiege (president) and Opal Bryan present a check to photo



Egli Elected to Second Term

As Bartow Lions Club President


Fred Egli was elected to a sec-
Sond consecutive term as president
of the Bartow Lions Club during
Sthe club's April 10 luncheon meet-
ing.
Other officers. elected for the
2007-08 term were Bill
Naberhaus, vice president; Al
Chiles, secretary; Mike
Marchman, treasurer; Kenny
Quinn, tail twister; and Allen
Hain, lion tamer.
Guest speaker at the luncheon;
held at the Bartow Civic Center,
was Jennie Burton, crime preven-
tion specialist from the Polk
County Sheriff's Office.
Ms. Burton told of a variety of


educational and safety awareness
programs sponsored by PCSO to
protect the general public, such as
Personal Safety, a program
designed to help avoid becoming a
crime victim; Neighborhood
Watch, to reduce crime occurring
within neighborhoods; Identity
Theft, to protect individuals' con-
fidential information; Home
Security Surveys, where individ-
ual homes may be checked by
crime prevention officers to sug-
gest proper preparation for home
safety; and Women's Self-Defense,
to enable women to escape less
than desirable situations.
She also outlined the C.A.T, or


Combat Auto Theft program,
which is a voluntary automobile
,decal registration program which
authorizes law enforcement offi-
cers to make investigative stops
of registered vehicles seen travel-
ing the streets between the hours
of 1 and 5 a.m.
The Crime Prevention Unit is
located at 455 North Broadway in
Bartow. For more information
about the unit, call 534-6677.
The speaker was introduced by
Mike Marchman, who also
presided at the meeting.


From the Fort Meade


Historical Museum


A STEPPING STONE from the horse and and placed in front of the memorial sidewalk.
buggy days was saved by the state road department (Photo provided by Leta Wright)


By LETA WRIGHT
Community Correspondent

About a month ago Verna
Atwell brought me a cookbook
that her mother-in-law, Mrs.
Atwell, gave her years ago.,
We cannot find a date in the
book, but I'm guessing early
1900s.
I thought you would like to
read how one of the recipes is
written. This is for corn pudding.
"Grate the corn from two dozen
full ears, with a coarse grater
which comes for the purpose (or
with the little patent machine
made for the purpose and which
lightens the labor), and add to it
three eggs beaten light, a half tea-
spoon of salt, a teaspoonful of
sugar, half a cup of rich milk (if
the corn is old, a full cup), and
about a teaspoonful of flour, not
more;
"beat well together and bake ..
. an hour and a half if all in one .
. if divided, three quarters of an
hour in a moderate oven. Butter
the dish well before you pour in
the pudding. This is a New
England breakfast dish. It is nice


for tea or dinner."
I'm glad our recipes are writ-
ten in a different way today, but
this book is very interesting to
read.
We have received a donation of
a copy machine from Helen
Palmer and her son, Richard,
which we are enjoying. Seems
that every time we turn around
we need to copy a paper. So we do
thank them for this gift.
Another gift to the museum is
a very large teddy bear, donated
by William, Christine, and Hope
Shiver. This bear is approximate-
ly 60 years of age and the Don
Jenkins' children played with it.
The bear is in excellent condition
and when you look at him, you
immediately want to hug him. We
do thank them for this special
gift.
Be looking for a visit or a
phone call from a member of the
museum volunteers to get your
birthday, anniversary, or memori-
al listing in the 2008 Museum cal-
endar.
Cost is only $1 for each entry.
All orders are to be turned in by
June 1. So don't delay.


You carl also contact us at t
Museum, 285-7474. We are op


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to
noon.
The cost for business ads is
$50. Our folks in business have
always been so cooperative and
gracious in giving an ad and we
really do appreciate it.
We hope to have a number of
class pictures from our schools of
long ago, as the pictures for next
year's calendar.
We made contact with the
state road department and
requested that they save the
horse and buggy stepping stone
that was in front of the Claude
Reid home on East Broadway
Street. They did save it and deliv-
ered it to the Museum where it is
placed in front of the memorial
sidewalk.
We .do appreciate the state
road department for taking care
of this historical treasure.


Deborah L. MacPherson and David McCarthy


Deborah L. MacPherson

To Wed David McCarthy,


Douglas and Lynda
MacPherson of Wesley Chapel
have announced the engagement
of their daughter, Deborah
Louise, to David Paul McCarthy,
son of Verne and Linda McCarthy
of Kissimmee.
The bride-elect is the grand-
daughter of John "Slugger" and
Jenny Smith of Bhrtow.
She is a graduate of Tampa
Baptist Academy, and she
received her bachelor of arts in
communication from Flagler
College. She currently teaches


journalism at John Hopkins
Middle School in St. Petersburg.
The prospective bridegroom is
a graduate of Osceola High
School in Kissimmee. He received
his bachelor of science in business
administration from the
University of Florida.
He is an officer in the United
States Coast Guard and is sta-
tioned in St. Petersburg.
The wedding will be held in
Tampa on Friday, May 25, 2007.
After a honeymoon in Italy, the
couple will reside in Riverview.


Lillie A. Collins has moved
closer to home, relocating from
Hattiesburg, Miss., to the Florida
Baptist Retirement Center in
Vero Beach.
Ms. Collins was an elementary
school teacher for 30 years, with
most of her career spent at Lewis
and Riverside. Elementary
schools in Fort Meade.
Friends and relatives may
now contact her by mail at 1006
33rd St. Apt. 4W, Vero Beach, FL
32960-6911.


Pancake Breakfast
Friday to
Benefit Mission
Organization
A pancake breakfast will be
held at First Baptist Church of
Bartow on Friday, April b20.
The breakfast will be held
from 7 to i0 a.m., and is spon-
sored by the Polk County S.T.A.R.
Program and the Restorative
Justice Initiative.
Tickets are $4 each.
Buttermilk and apple-cinnamon
pancakes will be served.
Proceeds will benefit the
Mission, a non-profit organiza-
tion in Winter Haven that pro-
vides meals, groceries, clothing,
and other essentials for people in
need.
For more information about
the Mission, contact David Berry
at 299-2348.,
For tickets to the breakfast,
call Eric Holm at 519-3995.
Delivery will be available to local
businesses.


Bartow Lioness Club Elects
Dance Alliance
Officers For 2007-2008 Term
To Perfor


A new slate of officers was
elected during the Bartow
Lioness Club's regular business
and program meeting, held April
2 at the Bartow Civic Center.
S Those elected, to be installed
at the June meeting, were Nell
Hollingsworth, president; Phyllis
Bertone, vice president; Ginger
Fortner, recording secretary; Sara
Long, treasurer; Frances
Williams, corresponding secre-
tary; Dot Taylor, tail twister; and
Julia Lewis, lioness tamer.
Directors are Elaine



Main Street

SMarket

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.
he For more information, call
en 519-0508.


Lancaster, Sherida Smith, and
Eda Marchman.
Chairman of the nominating
committee is Sara Long.
Maggie Chiarini led the prayer
and pledge. Celebrating a birth-
day this month is JoAnn
DeWinkler.
A bake sale will be held May
19, in front of Walgreen's.
This month's board meeting
will take place on April 23 at the
home of Sara Long. The next reg-
ular business and program meet-
ing will be a club social oh May 7.


Subscribe to The Polk County
Democrat and The Fort Meade
Leader '


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 are $5 for individuals
or $20 for families.
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.


Shade Tree Auto Repair & Sales
Oil Lube and Filter Service $19.95
SComplete Engine Repair- Free All Wheel Brake Inspection
Complete AC Repair Free Exhaust System Inspection Including Motor Homes
SAuthorized Rhino Liner Dealer


Pat Pitman ^Bud Bronson
Pat Pitman 24 Hour Towing & Recovery Bud Bronson
Owner 2935 U.S. Hwy. 17 South Bartow* 863-533-0244 Mechanic
MV01607


Bartow Jewelry
& Pawn Shop
425 E. Main St., Bartow


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The Polk County Democrat 3


Age May Increase Chances For Crash


In is estimated that by the
year 2020 one in five drivers will
be 65 years or older.
"With older age come changes
that can greatly impact the abili-
ty to drive," Ray Palmero, direc-
tor of public relations for
Response Insurance said.
"Unfortunately, it's borne out by
the fact that older drivers have
higher rates of fatal crashes than
any other 'age group except
teenagers.
Here are some tips to make
driving safer:


As they age drivers should
be cognizant of their ability to see
clearly, particularly at night. To
avoid oncoming headlights, focus
your eyes to the right side of the
lane and speak to your doctor
about yellow, night-driving glass-
es.
Hearing should be checked
regularly. If a hearing aid is
needed, be sure to ask about its
effect on separating out back-
ground noise.
Advancing age is often
accompanied by a reduction in


strength, which can impact the
ability to break or steer in an
emergency. Stiffness in joints or
.arthritis also can limit a driver's
ability to turn his or her heard
sufficiently or to steer properly.
Regular exercise will enhance
flexibility, strength and stamina.
Often a person's reaction
time slows with age, which
increases the possibility of acci-
dents.
The effects of medications
should be addressed by a doctor.


Nutrition Wise


Polenta -

I used to be an ethnic food
snob.
Before making a recipe, I
would travel clear across town
to get ingredients imported
from the country where the
dish originated. Any amount of
preparation was acceptable.
I stirred polenta as patiently
as an Italian "nonna," tolerant
of how it splattered all over the
stove. I gently simmered oxtails
to make rich broth for
Vietnamese pho, and I even
ground dried soybeans to make
tofu from scratch.
What finally cured me was a
food experience that was mem-
orable, but not in a positive
way.
AfriZan cdokihg has 'always
attrac i me. I once persuaded
the mother of an Ethiopian
acquaintance to spend an
entire day teaching me to make
"injera," the big, limp sheets of
bread that serve as much as a
plate as a national staple, plus
several intensely-spiced stews
and "niter kibbe," the spiced
clarified butter essential to
many Ethiopian dishes.
Exploring food stores where
African immigrants shopped, I
discovered millet imported
from West Africa.
Familiar with millet that's
light yellow and looks like bird-
seed, I was startled to see this
kind had round, quinoa-size
grains the color of gravel, in an
assortment of blue and green-
ish grays.
When I followed the shop-
keeper's instructions for boiling

LRCC Sets
'Tea With
Dr. Gardner'
April 23

Lakeland Regional Cancer
Center will hold "Tea with Dr.
Gardner" at the Cancer
Screening and Women's Health
Center on Monday, April 23, from
5:30 6:30 p.m.
The topic will be.skin cancer.
Light refreshments will be
served.
This program is free and open
to the public. Registration is
requested by calling 687-1400.
LRCC's Cancer Screening and
Women's Health Center is locat-
ed at 300 Parkview Place.


Ulcer Program
Set April 26
Lakeland Regional Medical
Center will hold "Care And
Treatment of Venous Stasis
Ulcers" on Thursday, April 26, at
6:15 p.m. in meeting room B201.
Dr. David Evans will speak.
For information or to register,
call 687-1400.


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- Tasty And Quick


millet, my apartment smelled
like fish was cooking. I will
never know if the final, mush-
soft result was authentic, but it
tasted oddly earthy and strange
to my palate.
This cured me of achieving
the most authentic dishes. Now
I use ethnic ingredients more
casually.
One I rely on is the cooked
polenta sold in a plastic' tube
(like sausage, but shelved unre-
frigerated), an especially easy
way to enjoy a whole grain. I
layer thin slices with cheese
and tomato sauce to make
lasagne almost instantly, or
saut6 inch-thick slices in a skil-
let unia|bdlden brown, then top
them with garlic-saut6ed
spinach and grated pecorino.
Going fusion, I sometimes cook
up tomatoes and bell peppers,
then crumble in the polenta.
Broken up, it resembles
scrambled eggs and makes a
complete dish perfect for break-
fast or dinner.

Scrambled Polenta
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium green bell pepper,
seeded and diced
2 medium plum tomatoes,
seeded and diced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded
and finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
2 tsp. butter
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. dried oregano
Salt and freshly ground
black pepper


One tube (16-18 oz.) pre-
pared polenta, cut in 1/2" slices
1/2 cup chopped scallions,
white and green parts
1/2 cup crumbled reduced-fat
feta cheese, about 2 oz.
1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
1/4 cup cilantro leaves,
chopped
In a medium skillet, heat the
oil over medium-high heat. Add
the green pepper, tomatoes and
jalapeno, and cook, stirring
occasionally, until the peppers.
are bright green, 2 minutes.
Mix in the garlic, cumin and
oregano.
Cook, stirring with a wooden
spoon, until the tomatoes start
to soften, 2 minutes. Season to
taste with salt and pepper.
A few slices at a time, crum-
ble the polenta into the pan in
chunks. Cook, stirring, until the
polenta is heated through. Off
the heat, mix in the scallions,
cheese and lime juice. Check
seasoning and add salt and
pepper if desired. Divide the
polenta among 4 plates.
Garnish with the cilantro,
and serve.
Makes 4 cups or 4 servings.
Per serving: 174 calories, 5 g.
total fat (5 g. saturated fat), 26
g. carbohydrate, 7 g. protein, 4
g. dietary fiber, 630 mg. sodium.
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Cancer Research
Q: What does energy densi-
ty mean?
A: Food's energy content is
measured in calories.
Energy density refers to how
many calories a food contains for
a certain weight. For an equal
number of calories, foods low in
energy density will provide a
larger portion and thus, satisfy
hunger more than foods high in
energy density.
Studies show that creating a
diet low in energy density such
as with fruits and vegetables can
help weight control. When you
choose foods only on the basis of
low calorie content, your hunger
may not be fully satisfied. If you
ate primarily refined grains,
sweets or drinks, you may get
hungry soon after eating.
By filling up on foods low in
energy density and including
some lean protein sources, you
can feel comfortably full on rela-
tively few calories.
Q: Is light beer a more
healthful choice than regular
beer?
A: Beer's impact on health
relates, to both its calorie and
alcohol content. When it comes to
weight control and calorie con-
tent, a 12-ounce regular beer
runs about 140 to 150 calories,
whereas light beers contain
approximately 95 to 115 calories.
Non-alcoholic beers, run about
45 to 75 calories for the same por-
tion. Excess alcohol, on the other
hand, may raise cancer risk. In
most cases, the alcohol content of
light beer is only slightly lower
than that of regular beer.
The decreased calories are due
to lower carbohydrate content.
Overall, the impact of alcohol- -
containing beer on health and
weight probably comes more
from the amount of beer you
drink than the type. When serv-
ing sizes grow larger or increase
in number, both calories and alco-
hol increase.
To lower risk of cancer and
safeguard overall health, women


should drink no more than 12
ounces of beer a day regular or
light and men should drink no
more than 24 ounces.
Q: How do you suggest -
choosing a healthful cereal
from among so many choices?:
A: First, look for a whole-grain
cereal. The phrases on the box
fronts can be misleading so check
the list of ingredients; the first
item' should be a whole grain
such as whole wheat or oats.
Most Americans get only
about half of the recommended
amount of dietary fiber. Check
the Nutrition Facts panel and
choose a cereal with at least
three grams of fiber per serving.
If you have high blood choles-
terol, you might specifically look
for choices that supply more solu-
ble fiber with such ingredients as
oats or psyllium (a grain). If
you're devoted, to a low-fiber
favorite, try combining the cereal
with a higher-fiber bran or
whole-grain choice. Some high-
fiber cereals are low in sugar
while others contain quite a bit
more. Consider how much you
indulge your sweet tooth during
the rest of the day before decid-
ing how much sugar to allow in
your cereal.


Remember that part of the
sugar content listed for cereals
containing raisins and other fruit
comes from natural sugar in the
fruit. If you need more calcium,
B-12, folate or other nutrients,
you may want a cereal fortified
with those nutrients.
However, since you eat other
foods throughout the day, there's
no reason to choose a cereal only
because it has more of every vita-
min and mineral. Also, check the
fat and calorie content.
If you're watching your
weight, be carefultof cereals that
pack a high calorie content in a
small portion. One ounce of cere-
al is approximately 100 calories.
For many cereals this serving
measures from three-quarter to
one cup, an amount no bigger
than your fist. If you choose a
granola or other calorie-dense
cereal, then one ounce will mea-
sure only about a quarter of a
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L-L' editorial


School Board Is Right


Place for Head Start


The Polk County School Board's deci-
sion to seek to become the operator of the
Head Start program borders on being a no-
brainer.
For years, the pre-kindergarten program
for 3-and-4-year-old youngsters was oper-
ated by the Polk County Opportunity
Council, a community action agency that
garnered more headlines for its problems
than its accomplishments. Nothing is
served by rehashing the agency's difficul-
ties here.
Head Start was arguably the agency's
success story; most of PCOC's widely pub-
licized problems were in other programs.
Now that PCOC is no longer the Head
Start operator, it is important to the county,
and to its children, to get the program back
on track.
While there are any number of agencies,
both public and private, that might oper-
ate Head Start, we think the school board
is by far the most logical.
The mission of Head Start is to prepare
children for success in kindergarten, hope-
fully leading to success throughout school
and into adulthood. The importance of a
good education cannot be overstated, and
the earlier a child begins learning the skills
for success in school, the more likely he or
she is to succeed in the classroom.
School Supt. Gail McKinzie recommend-
ed that the school board apply to be the
Head Start operator in Polk County, citing
the importance of assuring not only the


quality of the program, but the continuity
of the educational process. Many parents,
she said, assume that Head Start is operat-
ed by the public school system.
It is a logical, though heretofore incor-
rect, assumption.
As late as the 1960s, the educational
process began in the first grade, with the
exception of those children whose parents
placed them in private kindergartens.
Public schools then got into the kinder-
garten business.
Through Head Start, government-fund-
ed education now starts as early as age 3.
That fact makes a statement about society's
.commitment to educating its children.
We believe it is logical to bring Head
Start, this beginning of formal education,
into the public school system.


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INSIDE OUT / By CHIP BALLARD

To Spank or Not To Spank


Spanking is in the news in
California again.
There is a big difference
between spanking and beating.
When I was in school, students
were sometimes called to the front
of the classroom and told to put
their hands on the teacher's desk
and bend over. The room got so
quiet that the two or. three light
swats applied to the student's pos-
terior sounded like gunshots.
On a couple of occasions when I
was framed for some misdeed, I
was the unfortunate recipient of
this horrid abuse. Although I won't
say it didn't smart, I'm pretty sure
it didn't leave any permanent
scars, and it was a long time before
I was framed for committing that
.4 offense again.
Today any teacher who dared to
commit such an atrocity would be
sued, fired, and fried.
In a Hillsborough County
School Board meeting, board mem-
ber Jennifer Faliero said spanking
should be brought back into the
classroom because "most of the
students are just brats."
As her fellow board members
began to choke and slide down in
their seats like gobs of silly putty,
Ms. Faliero heaved another scoop
of dirt out of her own grave by say-
ing that the young hoodlums
would not forsake their wicked
ways "until we slam them up
against the wall and put the fear of
God into them."


Tribune 'Columnist Dan Ruth
says he found Ms. Faliero's straight
shooting refreshing. Having visited,
several Hillsborough County cam-
puses, Ruth admits to being
appalled at the lack of discipline
and respect shown by students
who verbally abuse teachers on a
daily basis, and sometimes attack
them physically. He says students'
appearance often reflects their
behavior.
"Go sit in front of any public
high school as the young scholars
arrive for their daily matricula-
tion," Ruth writes, "and you'd
think many of these kids' were
majoring in a pre-hooker/pre-thug
curriculum .. there's more
exposed underwear floating
around Hillsborough's high
schools than in the last Victoria's
Secret catalog."
And what about the droopy,
sloppy style that boys embrace?
Know where that came from?
SPrison.
When federal prisons took away
inmates' belts so they couldn't
hang themselves with them, the
prisoners' pants began to droop.
Thus was born a new fad for punks
who like to show their butts. A
dress code does exist, but rarely is
enforced.
And there's the hair. If you can
imagine it, walk onto any
Hillsborough high school campus
and you'll see it: long hair, short
hair, orange hair, green hair, no


hair, and nesting hair. By nesting
hair I 'mean having the skull
shaved halfway up the head, then a.
spiked little tuft on top resembling
a wren's nest with a TV antenna.
Appearance not only reflects
behavior but also attitude. Girls
who dress conservatively are sel-
dom sluts,.and boys who don't
show their butts usually aren't the
worst troublemakers.
Vincent Iorrio, who holds a
Ph.D. in education, began his
teaching career in California when
the paddle, and prayer, were legal.
"We started every day with the
flag salute, a passage of Scripture,
and a prayer," he told me. "I had a
paddle, but I only had to use it a
few times a year. When I did, it got
everybody's attention.
"The problem today is that it's
so difficult for teachers to get the
kids' attention because they have
no fear, and no respect." He said
soon after prayer and the paddle
were banned, they were replaced
with metal detectors and guard
dogs.
Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald said
that if children didn't learn certain
lessons at home or in school, the
world would teach those lessons
with a whip. I imagine.many of the
style-setting inmates in the Big
House would.agree.
Ballard-2007
E-mail Chip at chipkyle746@earth-
link.net or visit his website, www.chip-
ballard.com


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

Imus: Take a Few Others With You


In my sheltered life, I have
never watched or listened to
the Don Imus Show on either
TV or radio.
Somehow, I don't think I've
missed much.
Imus, as we now all know,
is the electronic media celebri-
ty whose face looks like a per-
manent protest against life
itself, the personification of a
dirt parking lot in the rainy
season.
He makes or used to
make his living by saying
things that offend people.
"Shock jock," it's called.
Offensive people, in my
book,'are like roller coasters
and Ferris wheels. I don't like
any of them, so I avoid them.
End of story. Not a big deal.
I choose civility.
What scuttled Imus was his
reference to a championship-
caliber Rutgers women's bas-
ketball team as "nappy-head-
ed hos" after they lost the
championship game to
Tennessee.
So profound is my inno-
cence that while I recognize
the unlicensed abbreviation
"hos," I had to ask our young
news staff what "nappy-head-
ed" means. Forgive me, folks.
I am 66 years old, and I
haven't kept up with the lexi-
cology of insults.
According to a newsroom
staff that is a generation or so
younger (and perhaps less
naive) than I, "nappy" means
what my generation would
call "grungy."
Perhaps I stand alone in
this assessment, but I find
Imus' comments more sopho-
moric than offensive.
"Sophomoric" is a 25-cent
word that freely translates as


"dumb." To be really insult-
ing, you have to rise to a high-
er level of literacy.
If this is what passes as
entertainment on CBS Radio
and MSNBC-TV, it is no won-
der that I have never tuned in
to either.
Racist screed is passe, and I.
find it unfathomable that any-
body can make a good living
by broadcasting it.
Advertisers on the Imus
show after testing the polit-
ical correctness winds -
announced that they were
incensed and were withdraw-
ing their sponsa~p-hip. The
networks themselves, after
examining the inappropriate-
ness of the remark and the
loss of sponsorship revenue
- found themselves similarly
incensed, and fired Imus.
I'd say it's a good start, but
only a start.
Having a wife and three
daughters (two born into the
family, one who married into
it) and. being associate pub-'
lisher of four newspapers
with largely female staffs, I
take umbrage at the use of
any denigrating term to
define women as a whole.
I also take things in stride.
The notion that the basketball
team members were trauma-
tized by the racist comment of
a shock jock broadcaster
seems a little denigrating to
me. I suspect they have a lot
more substance than that.
These young college stu-
dents (both black and white)
were sufficiently focused that
they could reach a national
championship game,. but so
vulnerable that a sophomoric
comment by a shock jock dev-
astated them?


As a journalist, I endure an
occasional insult. I consider
the source and move on. But I
digress.
The airwaves are well rid of
Don Imus, and I hope my
craft of journalism will now
devote itself to personalities
and events worthy of the
newsprint and air time they
consume.
But before we leave the
"nappy-headed hos" com-
ment behind, let's expand the
web of opprobrium.
Let's express the same
scorn for rappers of any
race who, inr their lyrics,
glorify obscene objectification
of women or slaying of law
enforcement officers.
Let's extend our scorn to
any male regardless of race
- who sings a song at a Super,
Bowl half-time show about
ripping a woman's clothes off
... and then does so.
Wardrobe malfunction? Give
me a break.
Let's ban the "n-word," no
matter who uses it. It's not
funny on the nightclub circuit,
any more so than it is in the
classroom.
And let's be a little more
judicious in using the
Caucasian version of the "n-
word," the "r-word.'
Racist.
It is a convenient, all-pur-
pose insult, used with the
same recklessness' as its
African-American equivalent.
Good-bye, Don Imus, and
good riddance. How about
taking a few of your fellow
pseudo-entertainers with you.
Civility is a good thing. You
guys just don't fit in.












Class of 1967 Holding 40th
Reunion This Coming Weekend


Time is drawing near for the
Summerlin Institute (now
Bartow High School) Class of
1967's 40th class reunion.
The reunion will kick off
Saturday morning, April 21,
when class members meet at 9
o'clock for a continental breakfast
and a tour of the high school.
They will meet in the old senior
parking lot near the new cafete-
ria.
On Saturday evening at 6
o'clock, all will gather in the


Blanc Room at the Peace River
Country Club for hors d'oeuvres,
water, tea, or coffee. The Club
Lounge will offer a cash bar for
the group, and at 7:30 p.m., the
event will open to other BHS
class members.
The $10 per person fee may be
paid at the door for those who
have not prepaid.
For further information, con-
tact Jean Summers Stinson at
work at 533-8107, or by e-mail at
jss@rwsummers.net.


Vendors Needed For Expo


Hurricane season will be here
before you know it.
Polk County Emergency
Management 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.
Vendors are being sought to
supply a door prize valued at $25.
Vendors are what make the event


Obituaries


Ruth D. Lee


Ruth D.
Lee
Ruth D. Lee, 89, of Highland
City, died Friday, April 13, 2007,
at Hawthorne Village in Ocala,:of
cancer.
A native of Oconto Falls, Wis.,
Mrs. Lee lived most of her life in
Highland City. She was a resi-
dent of Winter Haven for four
years before moving to
Summerfield and Ocala in 2004.
She was an insurance under-
writer for the Mutual Insurance
Company in Lakeland for more
than 30 years. She was of the
nondenominational Christian
faith.
Mrs. Lee was preceded in
death by her first husband,
Remer White; and her brother,
Clarence Dahlquist.
Survivors include her husband
of 21 years, Hubert E. Lee; sister-
in-law, Annie Dahlquist of Ocala;
nephew, James Dahlquist of
Atlanta; and nieces, Alice Watts
of Ocala and Anita Trotter of
Lula, Ga.
Visitation: Thursday, April 19,
from 10 to 11 a.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in
Bartow.
The funeral will follow
Thursday at 11 a.m., at the
funeral home.
Memorial contributions:
Hospice of Marion County, P.O.
Box 4860, Ocala, 34478.
Flowers or other condolences
may be sent to Whidden-McLean
Funeral Home, 650 East Main
Street, Bartow, 33830.

Betty J.
Walker
Betty J. Walker, 81, of Helena,
Ala., formerly Betty J. Davis of
Fort Meade, died at her home
Saturday, April 14, 2007.
Mrs. Walker was a member of
Riverside Baptist Church of
Helena.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Jon L.Walker; two sons,
Paul Davis and wife, Gayle, of
Narragansett, R.I., and Jimmy
Davis and wife, Diane, of Fort
Meade; two grandchildren,
Kelley Music and husband, Josh,
of Fort Meade, and Adam Davis
of Narragansett, R.I.; three
great-grandchildren, Nathan,
Caden, and Jantsyn Music of
Fort Meade; and two brothers,
Frank DuRant of Longwood and
George DuRant of Deland.
Visitation: Saturday, April 20,
at 12:30 p.m., at Hancock
Funeral Home in Fort Meade.
The funeral will follow
Saturday at 2:30 p.m., at the
funeral home.
Interment: Evergreen
Cemetery in Fort Meade.


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 the Expo,
is to educate citizens, vendors
should have 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
534-5608.

31 Cent

Ice Cream
Baskin-Robbins is kicking off
summer early with a special 31
cent scoop night celebration 'on
May 2.
During the event, ice cream
lovers will have the opportunity
to enjoy a favorite flavor for 31
cents, while paying tribute to
firefighters.
The ice cream company is
partnering with the National
Fallen Firefighters Foundation,
an organization honoring fallen
fire heroes. In celebration of the
scoop night, Baskin-Robbins will
make a $100,000 donation to the
organization.


Healthy

Start

Meeting
Healthy Start Coalition of
Hardee, Highlands and Polk
counties, will hold its annual
meeting and afternoon workshop,
on Thursday, May 24, from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 3:30 p.m.
at the Lake Wales Country Club.
During the meeting, the coali-
tion general membership will
approve the board of directors
and operating budget for the next
year.
Naomi Haines. Griffith will
speak at the meeting.
A registration fee of $15 will
be charged to attend.
For more information or to
register by May 14, call 297-
3043.



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sApril 16, 2007


Patriotic Concert Planned At Bok


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 Caf4 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,


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The Polk County Democrat


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.
To purchase tickers 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.

PCOC


Wilson Lake Dedication To Meet


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


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 of
Summerlin Park at Wilson Lake
at the corner of Orange Avenue
and Stuart Street; and Mary
Holland Park just south of
Lower 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.


Comedy Night To

Benefit Cornerstone
Comedy for Caregivers, spon- will benefit the hospice. '
scored by Cornerstone Hospice In addition to the show, the
and Coconuts Comedy Club, will event will feature a costume con-
be held on Saturday, April 28, test, fun, games and a silent auc-
from 6 to 10 p.m. at Best Western tion. Participants may enter to
Inn, U.S. Hwy. 98 North, win a trip for two to the
Lakeland.
The event is $25 and will fea- Caribbean.
ture a comedy show and dinner For information, call 858-0134.
buffet Reservations must be made by
Proceeds raised from the event April 24.

Friday Fest Is Friday

In Downtown Bartow


Sofa Kings will take to the
streets of downtown for Bartow's
monthly Friday Fest on April 20.
The street party, featuring
beer, music, children's activities,
and food, will be held along East
Main Street and Central Avenue


from 6 to 9 p.m.
This month's major sponsor is
Bartow Board of Realtors, who
will award scholarships that
night.
For more information on the
festival, call 519-0508.


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The meeting will be held at
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We thought of you with love
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and days before that too
We think of you in silence,
We often speak your name
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Child To Work
Day Event
No, employees haven't gotten
shorter, it's Take Your Child To
Work Day.
The 10th Judicial Circuit and
court administration staff, in
partnership with Heartland for
Children and Guardian ad
Litem, will hold the annual event
on April 26.
This program includes foster
children who may not otherwise
receive such an opportunity. The
program's theme is "Liberty
Under Law: Empowering Youth,
Assuring Democracy."
Other partners, include local
attorneys and professional asso-
ciations.
For more information, call
534-5843.


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Potential volunteers must be
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April 16, 2007


IIN 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 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 striking of pleadings.
DATED this 26e 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, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
FAMILY DIVISION
S 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
S Court at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Florida 33831, before service on the Petitioner
or immediately thereafter.
If you fail to do so, a default may be
entered against you for the relief demanded
S 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
S 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 OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL CIVI. DIVISION
NATION INVESTMENT, LLC A FLORIDA LIM-
ITED LIABILITY COMPANY,
Plaintiffs
vs
JAMES F. THISSEN, ET AL.,
Defendant.
CASE NO.:
2007-CA-1319
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: First Tennessee Bank, N.A.
300 Court Street, 7th Floor
Memphis, TN 38103
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet
Title for Possession Under Title on the following
property in Hillsborough:
Lot 35, DAWN HEIGHTS ADDITION
Subdivision according to the map or plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 76, Page 13, Public
Records of Polk County, Florida.
has been filed against you, and you are
required to serve a copy of your written defens-
es to it, if any, on the Plaintiff's Attorney, whose
address is:
VINCENT PHILIP NUCCIO
4049 Henderson Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33629
on or before April 27, 2007 (no later that 30 days
from the date of the first publication of this
notice), and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act. persons needing a soeclal


accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact the individual or agency sending
notice no later than seven (7) days prior to the
proceeding at the address given on notice.
Telephone 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770 (V), 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-002578-0000-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 JUDI-
CIAL 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, and entered in Case No.
53-2006CA-003306-0000-SEC 08, of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Polk
County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK
NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
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
Apdl, 2007, the following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 12, BLOCK J, MAP OF SUNSET TER-
RACE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 7, PAGE 45, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, 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 Armio
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Apr. 9, 16, 2007-1109

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, 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 Essle Lee
Jackson Ross, whose date of death was April
26, 2006, and whose Social Security Number is
262-40-0635, is pending 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
personal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS 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 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 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 PQLK 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 18th, 2006, 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 Post
Office Box 9000 Drawer C-4. Bartow. Florida
33831-9000. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set fort 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-
ENT'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
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, P.O. Box
9000, Bartow, FL 33831-9000. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other 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 WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
April 9, 2007.
Personal Representative:
Ronald P. Muraro
5022 Sheffield Road
Lakeland, Florida 33813
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Robert 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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION 5
IN THE INTEREST OF:
C.M. DOB: 03/05/2003
R.M. DOB: 10/16/2004
R.M. DOB: 10/16/2004
MINOR CHILDREN
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
2005-DP-123300-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
RYDER HINTON
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Petition under oath has been filed in the above
styled Court for the permanent commitment of
R.M., a female child, born on 10/26/2007, to
CRYSTAL MAPLES & RYDER HINTON, R.M., a
male child born on 10/16/2007, to CRYSTAL
MAPLES & RYDER HINTON
for subsequent adoption and you are hereby
COMMANDED to be and appear before HON-
ORABLE ERNEST M. JONES at 8:30 A.M. on
the 26th day of April, 2007, for this hearing at
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE, COURT-
ROOM-Juvenile Division, Courtroom 6C, 255
N. Broadway, BARTOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN PERSON
WILL BE TREATED AS A CONSENT TO THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND
YOU WILL PERMANENTLY LOSE AL.=
LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE
CHILDREN) AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN
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."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Melanie Komorowski
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Apr. 9, 16, 23, 30, 2007-1117
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
FISERV ISS & CO FBO FREDERICK L. SLONE
MD IRA,
Plaintiff,
vs.


JERRY HYATT AND ANITA ALLEN, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO. 53-2097-CA-0315
Division: 07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ELAINE HYATT
CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS UNKNOWN
You are notified that an action to foreclosure
a mortgage on the following property in Polk
County, Florida:
LOT 48 MEADOW I-IIUGE ESTATES
PHASE III, ACCORDING TO THAT CER-
TAIN PLATAS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
103 PAGE 46 & 47 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A 1998
FLEETWOOD/STONECREEK DOU-


BLEWIDE MOBILE HOME, VIN
FLFLV70A25401SK21 & VIN
FLFLV70B25401SK21 AND TITLE NUM-
BERS 73421092 AND 73421091
commonly known as 4423 LOWER MEAD-
OW ROAD, MULBERRY, FL 33860 has
been filed against you and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses, If
any, to it on Michelle Garcia Gilbert of Kass,
Shuler, Solomon, Spector, Foyle & Singer,
P.A., plaintiff's attorney, whose address is
P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, on or
before May 18, 2007, (or 30 days from the
first date of publication, whichever is later)
and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter; other-
wise a default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint.
DATED April 11, 2007.
CLERK OF THE COURT
Honorable Richard M. Weiss
255 North Broadway
Bartow, FL 33830-9000
By: /s/ Lina Aguilar
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Apr. 16, 23, 2007-1167

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE PURSUANT
TO FLA. STAT. SEC. 715.109
NOTICE IS GIVEN that a public sale will be
held at Sundance Village Mobile Home Park,
Front Office, 1400 Banana Road, Lot 43,
Lakeland, FL 33810, at 10:00 a.m., on the third
day of May, 2007, for the sale of the following
property of owners, William O. Barnett, Janet
Barnett and Gaetano Joe Shaner a/k/a Joe
Shaner, Joshua Muntean and Kerry Muntean:
1970, Riva Mobile Home with Vin#
G9R64FK37551 and items therein; Located at:
Sundance Village Mobile Home Park, 1400
Banana Road, Lot 15, Lakeland, Florida 33810.
Apr. 16, 23, 2007-1182

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE PURSUANT
TO FLA. STAT. SEC. 715.109
NOTICE IS GIVEN that a public sale will be
held at Sundance Village Mobile Home Park,
Front Office, 1400 Banana Road, Lot 43,
Lakeland, FL 33810, at 10:00 a.m., on the third
day of May, 2007, for the sale of the following
property of owners, Gaetano Joe Shaner a/k/a
Joe Shaner and Nancy Dawn Shaner,
deceased:
1984, Regatta Mobile Home with Vin#
GDOCFL528310371 and items therein; Located
at: Sundance Village Mobile Home Park, 1400
Banana Road, Lot 36, Lakeland, Florida 33810.
Apr. 16, 23, 2007-1180

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE PURSUANT
TO FLA. STAT. SEC. 715.109
NOTICE IS GIVEN that a public sale will be
held at Sundance Village Mobile Home Park,
Front Office, 1400. Banana Road, Lot 43,
Lakeland, FL 33810, at 10:00 a.m., on the third
day of May, 2007, for the sale of the following
property of owners, Gaetano Joe Shaner a/k/a
Joe Shaner:
1968, Broadwhite Mobile Home with Vin#
16B8US0644 and items therein; Located at:
Sundance Village Mobile Home Park, 1400
Banana Road, Lot 159, Lakeland, Florida
33810.
Apr. 16, 23, 2007-1181

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE PURSUANT
TO FLA. STAT. SEC. 715.109
NOTICE IS GIVEN that a public sale will be
held at Sundance Village Mobile Home Park,
Front Office, 1400 Banana Road, Lot 43,
Lakeland, FL 33810, at 10:00 a.m., on the third
day of May, 2007, for the sale of the following
property of owners, Gaetano Joe Shaner a/k/a
Joe Shaner:
1986, Mobile Home with Vin#
FDGA12006195 and items therein; Located at:
Sundance Village Mobile Home Park, 1400
Banana Road, Lot 129, Lakeland, Florida
33810.
Apr. 16, 23, 2007-1179

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LINNIE B. SPRADLEN,
DECEASED.
FILE NO.: 2007-CP-167
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)
The administration of the state of LINNIE B.
SPRADLEN, deceased, whose date of death
was June 3, 2006, and whose Social Security
Number is 257-09-2555 is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer-
CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33830. The name and
address 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 the
decedent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATTER 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 PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
Publication of this Notice began on April 12.
2007.
Janice L. Gilley, Personal Representative
6620 Tula Lane, Lakeland, FL 33809
BILLY R. READY, P.A.
F.B#: 0322091
209 Palmetto Street
PO Box 1399
Auburndale, FL 33823
(863) 965-2516
863) 965-2421 (Fax)
Attorney for Personal Representative
Apr. 16, 23, 2007-1177

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE PURSUANT
TO FLA. STAT. SEC. 715.109
NOTICE IS GIVEN that a public sale will be
held at Sundance Village Mobile Home Park,
Front Office, 1400 Banana Road, Lot 43,
Lakeland, FL 33810, at 10:00 a.m., on the third
day of May, 2007, for the sale of the following
property of owners & former tenants, Wanda
Mulligan Polk, Theresa Bates, Dave
Ottenhausen and Clarence Thomspon:
1973, Mobile Home with Vin# 0461355G and
Items therein; Located at: Sundance Village
Mobile Home Park, 1400 Banana Road, Lot 73,
Lakeland, Florida 33810.
Apr. 16, 23, 2007-1178

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE PURSUANT
TO FLA. STAT. SEC. 715.109
NOTICE IS GIVEN that a public sale will be
held at Sundance Village Mobile Home Park,
Front Office, 1400 Banana Road, Lot 43,
Lakeland, FL 33810, at 10:00 a.m., on the third
day of May, 2007, for the sale of the following
property of owners, William O. Barnett, Janet
Barnett and Gaetano Joe Shaner a/k/a Joe
Shaner:
1985, Kirkwood Mobile Home with Vin#
14601363 and items therein; Located at:
Sundance Village Mobile Home Park, 1400
Banana Road, Lot 159, Lakeland, Florida
33810.
Apr. 16, 23, 2007-1183


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SALLY K. WATSON
Deceased.
File No.:
07CP-0390
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of SALLY K.
WATSON, deceased, whose date of death was
January 6, 2006, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division; File
Number 07CP-0390; the address of which is PO
Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33801-
9000. The names and addresses of the person-


al representative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice has
been served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE.DATE
OF THE FIRST 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 PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER DECEDENTS
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
April 16. 2007.
Personal Representative:
WILLIAM RICHARD WATSON
1605 Pineford Road
Lakeland, Florida 33809
Attorney for Personal Representative:
BRUCE J. SPERRY, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 312355
1003 South Alexander Street, Suite 1
Plant City, Florida 33563-8400
Telephone: (813) 754-3030
Apr. 16, 23, 2007-1184

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
NILDA S. MARRERO,
Deceased.
File No.
07-CP-0790
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of NILDA S.
MARRERO, deceased, whose date of death
was December 21, 2006, is pending in the

Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is PO. Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, 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 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 the
decedent's estate, must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
ENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS: April 16, 2007.
Personal Representative:
Fedrico R. Marrero
531 Albatross Drive
Poinciana, Florida 34759
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Michael A. Dibble
Florida Bar No. 0627046
P.O. Box 952146.
Lake Mary, Florida 32795
Telephone: (407) 474-2639
Apr. 16, 23, 2007-1185

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Trustee on behalf of
ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust
and for the registered holders of ACE Securities
Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust, Series 2006-
ASAP3, Asset Backed Pass-Through
Certificates
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
Jose R. Cardona and Dolores I. Rodriguez, His
Wife; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION
#1; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION #2;
IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING .BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND
AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO.: 2007-CA-00199-0
DIVISION: #04
NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE
PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY
TO: Jose R. Cardona and Dolores I. Rodriguez;
WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 1425
Swan Court, Kissimmee, FL 34759
Residence unknown, if living, including any
unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if
either has remarried and if either or both of said
Defendants are dead, their respective unknown
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors,
lienors, and trustees, and all other persons
claiming by, through, under or against the
named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned
named Defendant(s) and such of the aforemen-
tioned unknown Defendants and such of the
aforementioned unknown Defendants as may
be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui
juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage
on the following real property, lying and being
and situated in POLK County, Florida, more par-
ticularly described as follows:
LOT 1, BLOCK 289, POINCIANA, NEIGH-
BORHOOD 6 SOUTH, VILLAGE 3,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 54, PAGES 43
THROUGH 49, PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
More commonly known as 1425 Swan
Court, Kissimee, FL 34759.
This action has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy of your written
defense, if any, upon SHAPIRO & FISHMAN,
Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is
Woodland Corporate Center, 10004 N. DALE
MABRY HIGHWAY, SUITE 112, TAMPA, FL
33618, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this notice and file
the original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately there after; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on
the 11-i day of Aril. 2007.
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain assistance. Please
contact the Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4488, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice of hearing; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Service (800) 955-8770.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Circuit and County Courts
By: /s/ Mary Murphy
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 16, 23, 2007-1170

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION


AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE SERVICING,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
The unknown spouse and all unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, legatees, lien-
holder, creditors, trustees or otherwise, claiming
by, through, under or against BARBARA C. KEL-
NER, deceased, and all other parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or Interest in and
to the property under foreclosure, herein;
JAMES R. STEARNS; MICHAEL E. DWYER;
JEANNETTE S. DWYER; KEY BANK, N.A.;
JOHN DOE and JANE DOE,
Defendants.
Case No.
53-2007-CA-001130-0000-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION


TO:
All parties claiming interests by, through,
under or against the said BARBARA C. KEL-
NER, and all other parties having or claiming
to have any right, title or interest in the prop-
erty herein described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED, that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
Polk County, Florida:
Lot 2, of SYLVANA ACRES, according to the
Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 123,
at Page 42, of the Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it, on ADORNO & YOSS,
PA., Plaintiff's attorneys, whose address is
2525 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Suite 400,
Miami, Florida 33134, on or before May 18A
,2007, and file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on Plaintiff's
attorneys or immediately thereafter; other-
wise, a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to 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 on the11th day of April. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Lina Aguilar
Deputy Clerk
Apr. 16, 23, 2007-1165

POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision of the
State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
MISSOURI BELL A/K/A MISSOURI TAYLOR,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE IF
MARRIED AND IF DECEASED, THE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES OF MISSOURI BELL A/K/A MIS-
SOURI TAYLOR,
Respondent(s)J
S COMPLAINT NO.
CE 06-3661 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: MISSOURI BELL A/K/A MISSOURI TAY-
LOR, whose last known address was 1034
PARKER ROAD, LAKELAND, FL 33811-2613,
his/her heirs, devisees, assigns, or succes-
sors in interest to the below described prop-
erty
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a parcel
described as: LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK "B"
PRESHA ADDITION, UNIT NO. 3, ACCORD-
ING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 35, PAGE 20, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY
FLORIDA. (TAX ID# 14-29-23-141510-002010)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Polk County
Ordinance 90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has determined that
the structures) referenced above are dilapidat-
ed structures) as defined in the Ordinance. The
structures) must be demolished and the
debris must be removed to an authorized
landfill or the structures) must be substan-
tially repaired within thirty (30) days after
this notice has been served. In order to
repair or demolish structures other than
mobile homes, you must first obtain a build-
ing or demolition permit from the Building
Department.
If a building or demolition permit is required,
you are still bound by the thirty (30) day time
period required herein. Your time to demolish
or repair is not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building Department per-
mits for exercise of said permits. You must call
the Community Development Specialist II
when the structure has been substantially
repaired or demolished.
If the dilapidated structures) are not demol-
ished or substantially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days, the structures)
shall be demolished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or substantially
repair the dilapidated structures) within the 30
day time period, please be advised that you may
wish to remove all personal property and site
improvements from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and removal of debris
shall be assessed against the property own-
ers and imposed as a lien against the real
property. If not satisfied, the lien may be
foreclosed after a period of two years in the
manner provided in Chapter 173, Florida
Statutes.
The thirty day time period may be enlarged
by the Demolition Coordinator in writing for
good cause shown. In order to receive an
extension of time, you must contact the
Building Division immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal extension of time is
not sufficient to enlarge the time period and
will not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor under contract
from Polk County, demolishes above said prop-
erty, the demolition will include the removal of all
signs of human habitation. This includes debris,
trash (excluding hazardous materials), tires,
building materials, septic tanks, all structures,
primary structure, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up to the road),
and all fences (except those which divide the
property from an adjoining property). The prop-
erty will be brought to a rake-site basis. If there
are any questions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsibility to contact
the Demolition Department for clarification.
You may have the right to seek judicial relief
from this action. To do so, the appropriate action
should be filed with the Clerk of Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit within thirty (30) days of
the date of this Notice.
Any questions regarding this Notice of
Demolition may be directed to the following:
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida,33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 13th day of April, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
PO. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
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Public Noit ee


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10th JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
PEDRO CORTES, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST PEDRO
CORTES: JENISE CORETS A/K/A YENISE
CORTEZ, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST JENISE CORETS A/K/A
YENISE CORTEZ; ASSOCIATION OF POIN-
CIANA VILLAGES, INC.; POINCIANA VILLAGE
THREE ASSOCIATION, INC.; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC., AS NOMINEE FOR HERITAGE MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION; JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2005-CA-001293-0000-WH-(SEC. 08)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN .pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
February 27. 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 53-
2005-CA-001293-d000-WH-(SEC. 08) of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and
for POLK County, BARTOW, Florida, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at THE
JURY LOUNGE, SECOND FLOOR at the POLK
County Courthouse located at 255 N Broadway
Ave. in Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd
day of May, 2007 the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 5, BLOCK 680, POINCIANA NEIGH-
BORHOOD 5, NORTH VILLAGE 3,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 54, AT
PAGE 27 THROUGH 42, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue,
Bartow, Florida. Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church Street. No entry
is possible from Broadway Avenue. In the
event any temporary change is necessary, the
Clerk will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale
location directing the bidders to the temporary
sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assistance. Please 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 28th day of February, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Apr. 16, 23, 2007-1158


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10th JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
LUIS A. CARVAJAL-GONZELEZ; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LUIS A. CARVAJAL-GONZELEZ,
IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; WAYNE
W. PENCE; CAROLYN A. BOONE; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2006CA-003206-000-WH SEC 08
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
February 27 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 53-
2006CA-003206-000-WH SEC 08 of the Circuit
''Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
-POLK County, BARTOW, Florida, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for cash at THE
JURY LOUNGE, SECOND FLOOR at the POLK
County Courthouse located at 255 N Broadway
Ave. in Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd
day of May. 2007 the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:
THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTH-
EAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF
SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 27 SOUTH,
RANGE 26 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORI-
DA. TOGETHER WITH A 1980 DOUBLE-
WIDE MOBILE HOME, VIN#'S
FLFL2A943332936 AND
FLFL2B943332936
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 Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue,
Bartow, Florida. Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church Street. No entry
is possible from Broadway Avenue. In the
event any temporary change is necessary, the
Clerk will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale
location directing the bidders to the temporary
sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you.are entitled at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assistance. Please 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 28th d;-', of February, 2007.
RICHARD M. in E '::,
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Apr. 16, 23, 2007-1157
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
OMAR ARROYO,
Plaintiff,
vs
ANTHONY DURUH, APPOLONIA DURUH,
SEYMOUR LENNON, JOHN LENNON, THE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, SUCCESSORS, BENEFI-
CIARIES OF EZEKIEL ASKEY, Deceased,
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, SUCCESSORS,
BENEFICIARIES OF MARY NELL ASKEW,
Deceased, PAIGE MIMS, CITY OF LAKE
WALES, ALABAMA MEDICAID AGENCY,
Defendants.
'ASE NUMBER:
53-2007CA-1735-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PAIGE MIMS
1555 EDDINS ROAD
DOTHAN, AL 36301
ALABAMA MEDICAID AGENCY % DIREC-
TOR
DOTHAN DISTRICT OFFICE
2652 FORTNER STREET, SUITE 4
DOTHAN, AL 36305
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, SUCCESSORS,
BENEFICIARIES .OF EZEKIEL ASKEW,
Deceased


RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, SUCCESSORS,
BENEFICIARIES OF MARY NELL ASKEW,
Deceased
RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Complaint has been filed against you, and you
are required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on STEPHEN F. BAKER,
ESQ., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 800
First Street S., Winter Haven, FL 33880, on or
before the 18th day of May. 2006, and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court, either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded' in the
Petition.
The Plaintiff is seeking to quiet title on real
property described as follows:
LOT 45 AND PART OF LOTS 44 & 46,


BLOCK 4, MIDWAY GARDENS, DESCRIBED
AS BEGINNING 900 FEET SOUTH AND 256
FEET WEST STOF THE NORTHEAST CORNER
OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION, RUN
WEST 75.1 FEET SOUTH, 130 FEET EAST,
791 FEET NORTH, 130 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING, ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CR O T CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIL
DA, IN PLAT BOOK 21, PAGE 33.
LOT 8, BLOCK 2, ROOSEVELT MANOR,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THERE-
OF AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 32, PAGE 7.
If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled at
no cost to you, to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact the Office of the
Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within
two (2) working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay
Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
on this 5th day of April. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ Alice Fowler
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Apr. 16, 23, 30, May 7, 2007-1162

SECTION 106 PUBLIC NOTICE
Verizon Wireless Personal Communications
LP is proposing to install a telecommunications
antenna on a building rooftop, located at 1805
9th Street SE, Winter Haven, Polk County, FL at
Latitude N28-00-11.4, Longitude W81-42-53.4.
The tower would be a Flagpole design and 70' in
height above' ground level. Verizon Wireless
seeks comments from all interested persons on
the impact of the tower on any districts, sites,
buildings, structures, or objects significant in
American history, architecture, archaeology,
engineering, or culture, that are listed or eligible
for listing in the National'Register of Historic
Places. Specific information about the project,
including the historic preservation reviews that
Verizon Wireless is conducting pursuant to the
rules of the Federal Communications
Commission (47 C.FR. Sections 1.1307(4)) and
the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
(36 C.F.R. Part 800) will be made available to
interested persons who request the information
from the contact below. All questions, comrn-
ments, and correspondence should be directed
to the following contact by 05/1'6/2007.
Virginia M. Janssen, Principal Archaeologist
Dynamic Environmental Associates, Inc.
3850 Lake Street, Suite C
Macon, GA 31204
Sec106@ DynamicEnvironmental.com
Apr. 16, 23, 2007-1173

SECTION 106 PUBLIC NOTICE
Verizon Wireless Personal Communications
LP is proposing to install a telecommunications
antenna on a building rooftop, located at 1125 N.
Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Polk County, FL at
Latitude N28-03-31.6, Longitude W81-57-21.3.
This assessment addresses a proposed 10' x
30' expansion of the existing 20' x 30' corn
pound. Verizon Wireless seeks comments from
all interested persons on the impact of the tower
on any districts, sites, buildings, structures, or
objects significant in American history, architec-
ture, archaeology, engineering, or culture, that
are listed or eligible for listing in the National
Register of Historic Places. Specific information
about the project, including the historic preser-
vation reviews that Verizon Wireless is conduct-
ing pursuant to the rules of the Federal
Communications Commission (47. C.F.R.
Sections 1.1307(4)) and the Advisory Council on
Historic Preservation (36 C.F.R. Part 800) will be
made available to interested persons who
request the information from the contact below.
All questions, comments, and correspondence
should be directed to the following contact by
05/16/2007.
Virginia M. Janssen, Principal Archaeologist
Dynamic Environmental Associates, Inc.
3850 Lake Street, Suite C
Macon, GA 31204
Sec106@ DynamicEnvironmental.com
Apr.'16, 23, 2007-1174

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
FCI NATIONAL FUND II, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSEPH PATRICK GILLOOLEY A/K/A
JOSEPH P. GILLOOLEY; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JOSEPH PATRICK GILLOOLEY
A/K/A JOSEPH P. GILLOOLEY; 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; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendantss.
CASE NO.
2007-CA-1604
NOTICE OF ACTION
STO: JOSEPH PATRICK GILLOOLEY A/K/A
JOSEPH P. GILLOOLEY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JOSEPH PATRICK GILLOOLEY A/K/A
JOSEPH P. GILLOOLEY; IF LIVING, INCLUD-
ING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE .OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES,
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTS)
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,
whose 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 15, TRIMBLE HEIGHTS, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK. 49, PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A: 314 SOUTH FAYE CIRCLE, LAKE-
LAND, FL 33813
If you fail to file your answer or written
defenses in the above proceeding, on plaintiff's
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.
SWitness my hand and seal of this court of the
11th day of April, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Lina Aquilar
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 16, 23, 2007-1175

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF
BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURI-
TIES I LLC, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2005-HEll,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CESAR H. FLORES, JR.; NANCY FLORES;


UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II;
PINES WEST HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC.; FRANCISA FLORES, and any unknown
heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other
unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming
by, through and under any of the above-named
Defendants,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2007-CA-1542-WH-08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
PINES WEST HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CUR-


RENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
Antd any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors and other unknown persons or
unknown spouses claiming by, through and
under the above-named Defendant(s), if
deceased or whose last known addresses
are unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose Mortgage covering the following
real and personal property described as follows,
to-wit:
Lot 9, PINES WEST, PHASE 1, according
to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book
114, Pages 29 through 31, inclusive, of
the Public Records of Polk County,
Florida.
has been filed against you, and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Charlotte Combs
Stone, Butler & Hosch, PA., 3185 South
Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida
32812 and file the original with the Clerk of the
above-styled Court on or before 30 days from
the first publication, otherwise a Judgment
may be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court
on the 12th day of April, 2007.
If you are a person with a disability who need
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,
S(863) 534-4690; within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 800-955-8770.
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Apr. 16, 23, 2007-1176

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
AVATAR PROPERTIES, INC., A FLORIDA
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ARSENIO I. OBENZA, et al.,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.:
53 2006 CC 004857
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAP-
ITER45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Final Judgment entered on April 9.
2007, in this case now pending ih 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
June 13. 2007, at the Jury Lounge, Second
Floor at the Polk County Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, the follow-
ing described property:
LOT 2, BLOCK 1002, VILLAGE 7, NEIGH-
BORHOOD 4, POINCIANA SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 53, AT PAGE
4, 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 10th day of April. 2007.
RICHARD WEISS
Clerk, County Court
By: /s/ Vanessa Marshall
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 16, 23, 2007-1160

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
DEU I-SCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY, AS TRUSTEE OF ARGENT MORTGAGE
SECURITIES, INC. ASSET BACKED PASS
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-M1
UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JUNE 1, 2006,
WITHOUT RECOURSE,
Plaintiff
vs.
JAMES T. WILDING, JR., et al.
Defendant(s)
CASE NO.:
53-2007-CA-000097 08
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure or Order dated
April 3. 2007, entered in Civil Case Number 53-
2007-CA-000097 08, in the Circuit Court for
POLK County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE
BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS
TRUSTEE OF ARGENT MORTGAGE SECURI-.
TIES, INC. ASSET BACKED PASS THROUGH
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-M1 UNDER
THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT DATED AS OF JUNE 1, 2006, WITHOUT
RECOURSE is the Plaintiff, and JAMES T.
WILDING, JR., et al., are the Defendants, I will
sell the property situated in POLK County,
Florida, described as:
Lots 4 and 5, Block 74, in the Town of Polk
City, Florida, according to Plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 24, Pages 1 and 1(A), Public
Records of Polk County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for
cash, in the lobby of the POLK County
Courthouse, Jury Lounge, Secpnd Floor, North
Broadway, Bartow, FL 33830 at 9:00 a.m. on the
2n day of May, 2007.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis pendens must.file
a claim within 60 days after the sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, 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 Chpnge" at the sale location directing
the bidders to the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodatiort in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled at
no cost to you, to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact the Office of the
Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within
two (2) working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay
Services 711.
Dated: April 6. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
by /s/ Carolyn Mack
(SEAL)
Apr. 16, 23, 2007-1161


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
S.TA.R.S. TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure
of Lien and intent to sell vehicles pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes that
on 05/03/2007, 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.
1997 MERCURY
VIN# 1MELM13P4VW656205
Apr. 16, 2007-1159
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE UNDER THE
INDENTURE RELATING TO PEOPLE'S
CHOICE HOME LOAN SECURITIES TRUST
SERIES 2005-2, MORTGAGE-BACKED


NOTES, SERIES 2005-2
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
JOEL THAGARD, ET AL,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
2007CA-000313
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: JOEL THAGARD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JOEL THAGARD whose relsdence Is 1125
S. LIGHTSEY AVENUE, BARTOW, FL 33830
and who is evading service of process and the
unknown defendants who may be spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an
interest by, through, under or. against the
Defendants, who are not known to be dead or
alive, and all parties having or claimant to have
any right, title or interest in the property
described in the mortgage being foreclosed
herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following property:
LOT 5, BLOCK 2, OAKLAND SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 77 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against the corporation and the
corporation is required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on DAVID J.
STERN, ESQ. Plaintiff's attorney, .whose
address is 801 S University Drive, #500,
Plantation, FL 33324 on or before Ma~ 18 207
(no later than 30 days from the date of the first
publication of this notice of action) and file the
original with the clerk of this court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in' the com-
plaint or petition filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at
POLK County, Florida, this 11th day of April,
2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Lina Aauilar
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
Apr. 16, 23, 2007-1164

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
AS TRUSTEE FOR HOME EQUITY LOAN
TRUST SERIES ACE 2006-HE1,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
BRAD TREMAROLI A/K/A BRAD P.
TREMAROLI, ETAL,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
2007CA-000982
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: BETHANY TREMAROLI; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF BETHANY TREMAROLI
whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be
living; and if he/sheAthey be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, credi-
tors, trustees,.and all parties claiming an interest
by, through, under or against the Defendants,
who are not known to be dead or alive, and all
parties having or claiming to have any right, title
or interest in the property described in the mort-
gage being foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following property:
THE SOUTH 105 FEET OF LOT 2 OF
LAKE RUTH VILLA, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, AT PAGE 86, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against the corporation and the
corporation is required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on DAVID J.
STERN, ESQ. Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 801 S University Drive, #500,
Plantation, FL 33324 on or before May 18.2007
(no later than 30 days from the date of the first
publication of this notice of action) and file the
original with the clerk of this court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint or petition filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at
POLK County, Florida, this 11th day of ApdI,
2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Lina Aouilar
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
pr. 16, 23, 2007-1166

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES, INC.
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
CESAR RENGIFO, ETAL,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
2007CA-000937
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: CESAR RENGIFO; CARMEN CEDENO
whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be
living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown
defendants who may be spouses, heirs,.
devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, credi-
tors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest
by, through, under or against the Defendants,
who are not known to be dead or alive, and all
parties having or claiming to have any right, title
or interest in the property described in the mort-
gage being foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following property:
ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND
IN, POLK COUNTY, STATE OF FL, AS
MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN OR BOOK
4779 PAGE 904 ID# 20-26-27-706012-
051580, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATe
ED AS LOT 158, BLOCK E ROYAL RIDGE,
PHASE TWO, FILED IN PLAT BOOK 109
AT PAGES 38, 39 AND 40.
has been filed against the corporation and the
corporation is required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, If any, to it on DAVID J.
STERN, ESQ. Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 801 S University Drive, #500,
SPlantation, FL 33324 on or before May 18, 2007
(no later than 30 days from the date of the first
publication of this notice of action) and file the
original with the clerk of this court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney. or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint or petition filed herein.,
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at
POLK County, Florida, this 11th day of April,
2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Lina Auuilar
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
Apr. 16, 23, 2007-1168

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS
OF THE ASSET BACKED SECURITIES COR-
PORATION HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST,
SERIES AEG 2006-HE1 ASSET BACKED
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
AEG 2006-HE1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
FUSTAL JOURDAN, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2007-CA-000747-0000-WH-SEC 08
NOTICE OF ACTION


TO: FUSTAL JOURDAN
Last Known Address: 526 Caribbean Drive,
Davenport, FL 33987
Also Attempted at: 3215 Baird Avenue #B5,
Lakeland, FL 33805
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED 'that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
described property:
LOT 191, BLOCK 48, ISLAND CLUB
WEST-PHASE TWO, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 115, PAGES 3 THROUGH 8,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Marshall C. Watson,
P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address Is


1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT.
LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before May
18. 2007, a date which is within thirty (30)
days after the first publication of this Notice in
the POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing
a special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should, contact the Clerk of the
Circuit Court at the Polk County Courthouse,
First Floor, 255 North Broadway, Bartow, FL
33830, Phone (863) 534-4488 not later than
seven days prior to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
this 11th day of April. 2007.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By/s/Lina Aguilar
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Apr. 16, 23, 2007-1169

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
HECTOR MCLENNON, et al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO..
53-07-CA-1240-0000 WH SEC. 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO;
HECTOR MCLENNON, if married if alive,
and/or dead his (their) unknown heirs,
devisees,' legatees or grantees and all per-
sons or parties claiming by1 through, under
or against him (them).
Addresses unknown.
.YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Action for fore-
closure of a mortgage on the following property
in POLK County, Florida:
LOT 2IN BLOCK "I" OF SUN RAY HOMES
PLAT NUMBER ONE, ACCORDING TO
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 43, PAGE 8, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to
it on SPEAR AND HOFFMAN, P.A., Attorneys,
whose address is 9700 South Dixie Highway,
Suite 610, Miami, Florida 33156, (305) 670-
2299, within 30 days after the first publica-
tion of the notice and to file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before service on
SPEAR AND HOFFMAN, PA., attorneys or
immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will
be entered against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint or Petition.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assistance. Please 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 the seal of this Court
on this 11th day of April, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 16, 23, 2007-1172

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
MICHAEL MONAHAN,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CINDY CORDELL and DAVID CORDELL,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
06-CA-3798
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CINDY CORDELL and DAVID CORDELL
Whose Last- Known. Residence was: 910 E.
Memorial Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33801
and/or 26 Imperial Court, Asheville, NC 28803-
1852, if alive, and if dead,- all claiming interest
by, through, under or against said persons, and
all parties having or claiming to have any right,
title or interest in the property herein described.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Complaint
for damages less than $15,000, exclusive of
interest, costs, and attorneys' fees for a Breach
of Contract against the above Defendants for
non-payment of rental property located at 5937
Topher Trail in Mulberry, Polk County, Florida
and owned by Plaintiff, Michael Monohan, has
been filed and commenced in this Court and you
are required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any; to it on 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 the above styled Court
on or before thirty (30) days after the first publi-
cation; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief prayed for in the
Complaint.
WITNESS'my hand and seal of said Court at-
Polk County, Florida on this 22nd day of March,
2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE COURT
By /s/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Mar. 26, Apr. 2, 9, 16, 2007-0995

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;
Defendantss.
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 9Q00
o'clock A.M., or as soon thereafter 9:00
A.M., the 25th day of April, 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 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 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 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 on the
22nd day of March, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Mary Thomas
Deuty Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 9, 16, 2007-1110


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
NATION INVESTMENT, LLC A FLORIDA LIM-
ITED LIABILITY COMPANY,
Plaintiffs
vs
JAMES F. THISSEN, ET AL.,
Defendant.
CASE NO.:
2007-CA-1319
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: First Tennessee Bank, N.A.
300 Court Street, 7th Floor
Memphis, TN 38103
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet
Title for Possession Under Title on the following
property in Hillsborough:
Lot 35, DAWN HEIGHTS ADDITION
Subdivision according to the map or plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 76, Page 13, Public
Records of Polk County, Florida.
has been filed against you, and you are
required to serve a copy of your written defens-
es to it, if any, on the Plaintiff's Attorney, whose
address is:
VINCENT PHILIP NUCCIO
4049 Henderson Boulevard
Tampa, Flbrida 33629
on or before April 27, 2007 (no later that 30 days
from the date of the first publication of this
notice), and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service, on Plaintiff's attorney
9r immediately thereafter; otherwise a default
will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, "persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this proceeding
should contact the individual or agency sending
notice no later than seven (7) days prior to the
proceeding at the address given., on notice.
Telephone 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770 (V), 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-002578-0000-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 fail 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

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
PAULINA RAMIREZ PABLO, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2007-CA-000819-0000-WH-SEC 04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: VICTORIAN PABLO-MENDOZA
Last Known Address: 422 Fox Lake Drive,
Lakeland, FL 33809
Also Attempted at; 2011 Somerville Drive N,
Lakeland, FL 33815
Current Residence Unknown
PAULINA RAMIREZ PABLO
Last Known Address: 422 Fox Lake Drive,
Lakeland, FL 33809
Also Attempted at: 2011 Somerville Drive N,
Lakeland, FL 33815
Current Residence: Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
described property:
LOT 56 FOX LAKES, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 72
PAGE 49, OF .THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Marshal C. Watson,
P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is
1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT.
LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before May
18 2007, a date which is within thirty (30)
days after the first publication of this Notice in
the POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with. disabilities
needing a special accommodation to partic-
ipate in this proceeding should contact the
Clerk of the Circuit Court at the Polk County
Courthouse, First Floor, 255 North
Broadway, Bartow, FL 33830, Phone (863)
534-4488 not later than seven days prior
to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
this 11th day of April, 2007.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Mary Murphy
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Apr. 16, 23, 2007-1171



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Urban. Sprawl or Oderly Growth


(Continued from Page 1)

Three major corridors will
impact Polk, Bishop said:
The Heartland Coast-to-
Coast Corridor, that will stretch
from Tampa Bay to the Atlantic
Coast, and will cross the south-
ern part of Polk County.
The Heartland Parkway,
that will pass through central
Polk County "including down-
town Alturas."
The Tampa Bay Outer
Beltway, that will bypass Tampa
and take traffic as far south as
Punta Gorda.
The state has designated two
major "reuse corridors" to handle
heavier traffic: Interstate 4 and
U.S. Highway 27.
"We are in the center of it all,"
he said.
Half the growth in Polk's pop-
ulation is coming from other
parts of Florida, not from out of
state. The two major attractions
are flight from South Florida and
the growth in jobs.


Polk is a part of MyRegion.org,
a seven-county planning area,
which has identified seven "must
save areas." Three of those are in
Polk County: the Kissimmee
Prairie, the Lake Wales Ridge,
and the Green Swamp.
One projection for Polk is that
by 2050, if growth continues at
the present rate without ade-
quate planning, "we will be wall-
to-wall homes; it's not a pretty
picture," Bishop said. "That is
sprawl."
The alternative model that
planners are pursing involves:
Continued acquisition of
environmental lands.
Development of mass tran-
sit.
Well-connected economic
centers.
Encouragement of "afford-
able, quality housing."
Identifying areas for
increased housing density and
preserving open space.
"This is a much more accept-
able model," he said.


Major planning issues include:
Timing and location of
growth.
Preservation of open space.
Adequate water resources,
"the limiting factor for growth in
Polk County and throughout
Florida."
Adequate transportation,
including development of mass
transit.
Development of"sustainable
communities."
Maintaining a planning
process to improve growth man-
agement.
The county has identified
$581 million in infrastructure
needs, of which $300 million is
for new roads, and that does not
include an estimated $300 mil-
lion needed for new schools,
Bishop said.


Health Fair

Planned
Area residents may attend the
first Gordon Heights and
Gordonville community cultural
fest and free health fair on
Saturday, April 21, at the Gordon
Heights Park on Dudley Drive.
The event is scheduled from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m.
Free health checks and
screenings will be offered, and
doctors and nurses will be avail-
able for questions.
Additionally, games, contests,
displays, exhibits, food and
entertainment will be featured.
For information, call Gloria
Washington at 533-3886 or 205-
1173 or Carolyn Allen at .519-
4650 or 512-4383.


Polk Community College's in-
person registration for the sum-
mer terms is now being conduct-
ed from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday through Thursdays, and
until 5 p.m. on Fridays on the
Lakeland and Winter Haven cam-
puses.
Students can also register
online at www.polk.edu/learn.
Late registration for Term 3A
will be held on both campuses on
May 9 and 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 7
p.m., and Friday, May 11, from


8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is an
additional $25 fee for late regis-
tration.
Summer classes meet on an
accelerated pace of six weeks.
Term 3A classes will be held May
9 through June 21. Term 3B
classes will be held June 25
through Aug. 8.
For additional registration
information, call 669-2305, visit
www.polk.edu/learn on the web,


39.5-Acre Industrial


Park Plan Approved


Development of a 39.5-acre
industrial park north of Gordon
Heights and west of Bartow
Municipal Airport won approval
of the Bartow City Commission
with passage of a development
ordinance on first reading.
A public hearing will be held
when the ordinance is considered
for final adoption on April 16.
The owners, Tom Bryant and
Tom Oswalt, have been negotiat-
ing with neighbors to minimize
the impact on nearby homes.
Planning Dir. Robert Wiegers
said the seven acres of land adja-

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 Blvd. in
Lakeland, at the corner of Bella
Vista (adjacent to the main cam-
pus 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.


cent to the Gordon Heights sub-
division will have low intensity
"Level 1" industrial uses. It will
be buffered from the homes by a
row of citrus trees.
Medium intensity "Level 2"
industrial uses will be permitted
on 16.5 acres farther from the
homes, and high intensity "Level
3" uses will be permitted on 12
acres that will be next to a con-
crete plant and a junkyard. The
other, four acres on the site will
be for stormwater retention.
The commission also:
Agreed to submit ideas to
City Atty. George Dunlap on
what. each commissioner would
like to see written into a tree
preservation ordinance.
Commissioner James F.
,Clements said priority should be
given to preserving the city's
biggest and oldest trees. Police
Chief Erik Sandvik urged the
commission to enforce the ordi-
nance by withholding certificates
of occupancy until building lots
are in compliance, rather than
relying on code enforcement offi-
cers.
Noted City Mgr. Joseph J.
DeLegge's report that two large
oaks next to city hall need to be
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eased and are a threat to the
building. "We will replace them,"
he said.
Approved an agreement
under which Clear Springs Land
Co. will pay up to $25,000 to
Tetra Tech to develop a 10-year
potable water master plan.
Presented a plaque to
Herold Green for serving on the
Historic Architecture Review
Board for five years.
Presented proclamations
designating April 8 to 14 as Just
Say "No" Week, April 13 and 14
as the dates of Bartow's Relay for
Life, April 22 to 28 as National
Crime Victims' Rights Week, and
April 8 to 14 as National Public
Safety Telecommunications
Week.
Heard Chet Luliette ask for
more sidewalks.
Noted DeLegge's announce-
ment that the utilities depart-
ment has won another first place
safety award from the Florida
Municipal Electric Assn.
Approved the preliminary
subdivision plat for a 15-home
subdivision on 5.5 acres of land
on the north side of McLeod
Street, east of County Road 555.



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AIRBORNE TREE SERVICE. Complete
tree service available. Licensed and In-
suied. Free Estimates. Senior and Milita-
rytdiscounts. 863-370-0221.
BASS LAWN CARE
Fe estimates given. Commercial or
LRsidential. Call 533-2244. Licensed and
Insured.
CALVIN'S HAULING INC.
qTopsil, filldt, 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.

FOR SALE

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.
ONE OWNER 03 Red Mustang converti-
ble, new tires, auto shift, electric locks
and seats, leather seats, good condition.
$12,500. 863-512-0067.
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 863-299-1.561.
RANGE, ALMOST new, $100 OBO. 863-
605-2784.
REFRIGERATOR GE side-by-.' le, 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.


SERVICES
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
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Licensed and Insured,
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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.
2 Wave runners with double trailer.
2006 Yamaha FX-140 HO 3-seater. 2004
Seadoo CTI-LE-RFI 3 seater. Both with
low hours and in excellent condition
$12,000 OBO. 863-698-0930.
2003 CRAFTSMAN lawn tractor. $600.
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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.
CHROME REAR bumper, excellent con-
dition $50. Koler toilet like new $50. Prop
for Mercury motor excellent condition
$30. 5 gallon buckets, clean with han-
dles, $2,00 each with lids $3.00 each.
Bedroom set, 5 piece like new, $500.
533-5737.
COUCH, LEATHER beige, $500. 813-
634-8360.
DINETTE SET and 4 chairs $75. Com-
puter desk $40. All items' in great condi-
tion. 519-5645.
DRESSER TRIPLE beautiful with carved
wood around mirror, dark wood, like
new, $500. Call 813-778-6606.


Classifieds


GENERAL
HELP WANTED
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.


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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.

Call Bob at 533-4183.



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


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

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.
DATA ENTRY help needed. Must know
Excel 2004. 1 time short term job-eve-
nings. 863-944-3359.
EXPERIENCED HELP needed in Mul-
berry Restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and
dinner. Call Kim Martin 604-8828 after
2:00 p.m.

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 DODGF Cargo Van white, only
front seats, 86,000 miles, $1000 OBO.
533-6483.
2002 MUSTANG GT, auto trans., 4.6 V8,
cold air, cloth interior, 42,000 miles..
$12,500. Cell 863-559-7168. 285-8749
home.
GREAT ON GAS. 95 Infinity J30, new
tires, cold air $2,500. OBO, 863-581-
2781.


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work, hand labor, irrigation, etc. Drivers
license required. Bilingual a plus. 559-
9233.
LOCAL CITRUS company needs truck
driver for local deliveries with Class A
CDL classification. 863-537-1343.

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

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 hoOrs.
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 hburs.
good profit for limited hours. Call Bob @
533-4183.
WILDWOOD BAPTIST Church is in need
of a pianist and music director. Call office
533-6944:
FULL TIME grill cook. Apply at Broadway
Cafe, 119 W. Broadway, Fort Meade.

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.

MEDICAL
HELP WANTED
DRIVER WANTED-CDL Class A. Clean
driving record-local Good pay. Benefits.
Health insurance. Reim program. MTR
Farms 863-767-1667.

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.

WORK WANTED


RN WILL work 7:00 p.m.-11:00 a.m. or
11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. in your home.
Bartow, Winter Haven area preferred.
$25 per hour. Responsibilities nego-
tiable. Up to date on all mandatory li-
cense requirements. Can supply excel-
lent references. Call 239-826-4871.

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


APARTMENT
FOR RENT


ASHLEY GLEN APARTMENTS

IS NOW LEASING
INOUIRE ABOUT 1 MONTH FREE RENT
1 bedroom, 770 sq. ft. $650 per month plus deposit.
2 bedroom, 1,035 sq. ft. $750 per month plus deposit.
Pool and community room on property.
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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.
UNFURNISHED BARTOW, 3 bedroom,
2 bath, dining room, excellent condition.
No pets. Yard care provided. $950, first
and last. Reference required. 863-398-
5996. -. ."


FOR SALE
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

WANTED
TO BUY
BUYING AND SELLING
OLD U.S. COINS
863-608-4473
USED FISHING Reels working or not.
533-9548.
WANT TO BUY ANTIQUES.
863-676-1153,.

RV FOR SALE
2003 DOLPHIN LX,,36 foot, all options
XM radio, satellite tv, washer/dryer, 2
slides, new tires and awnings. Prestige
condition. $65,000, 863-640-7521.
PETS FOR SALE
BEAGLE PUPPIES, born Feb. 15, tri-col-
or and blues. $150.00. Ready now. Call
698-0135.
PIT BULL pups $100:00, 6 weeks old.
Call Joe @ 863-512-6910.


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Avenue, Fort Meade. Contact Sheila
863-375-9988 or 863-285-7203.
COUNTRY LIVING, single story apart-
ment available. Studio $455, 1 bedroom
$520. Hurry-only a few left. Call 863-
534-3243. Bearcreek Apartments.
EFFICIENCY WEEKLY or monthly, all
utilities pus cable included. Completely
furnished, pool, laundry room on site.
Small pets allowed. 533-5553.
NICE 1 bedroom apartment, CHA, wash-
er and dryer. $550 per month. King Real
Estate Services, 533-4119.
UNFURNISHED LARGE 1-bedroom, AC,
stove, refrigerator. Good location. No
pets. References. Suitable for adults.
533-408'8

MOBILE HOME
FOR RENT
2 BEDROOM, 1 1/2 bath, $600 plus se-
curity. 533-7444 or 386-760-6300.
MOBILE HOME
SFOR SALE
OAK HAMMOCK, 2455 US Hwy 17
South, Lot 54 Bartow, FL. 33830. Palm
Harbor 1987-40x36. 2 bedroom, 2 bath,
new A/C, 10x15 utility room, all.new vi-
nyl. $27,000. 863-551-9090 or 863-533-
8288.
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.

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.

LOST
LOST
BLACK and Brown Mini Female
Dachshund.
Area of Broadway and Parker.
She's 15 years old, half blind and crip-
ples. Her name is Sassy. Please call ei-
ther 534-2929 or cell phone 1-352-464-
3006. She's Family-Handle Gently.
REWARD $50.
FOUND
DOG APPROXIMATELY 1 year old,
black mix, female in area of Ag. Center,
Bartow. 533-2424.
FREE
55-GALLON STEEL Drums. Contain res-
idue of soy-based printing ink. Call for
availability, 533-4183.
WOOD PALLETS. No two alike. Stack
stuff on 'em. Use 'em for firewood. Just
don't bring 'em back. Outside The Demo-
crat, Florida .Avenue and Summerlin
Street. Come help yourself.

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


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Sports


JOEY MANNING (#12) heads for second as in the opening round of the tournament next week.
Josh Allen (#5) goes to first during Bartow High Senior players will be honored Tuesday night
School baseball team's 9-2 win over Ridge when the Jackets play Mulberry at home at 7:30
Community Friday night. The win put the Jackets p.m. (Staff photo by Peggy Kehoe)
in second place in the district and gave them a bye


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THREE GENERATIONS of the English family McKinzie. Walk/Run registration proceeds will ben-
will participate in the Superintendent's 5K efit the school district's gifted student education
Walk/Run For Excellence on Saturday, April 21, in department. It is free for elementary school stu-
Lakeland. Will English (from left), Edward English, dents. For registration information, visit www.polk-
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Snrs Englisn, anda varissa Englisn snare tneir fl.net/wellness
Lady' Jackets Return Fro excitement with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gail (Photo provide

Miami for District Tourney Clay Shooting to Benefit
By BRETT LOWE two hits and four RBIs, and with two. Achievement Academy


Staff Writer
Bartow High School's Lady
Jackets returned from their
three-game trip to Miami with
two more wins to add to their
record.
In their first game, they
defeated the Miami Pace 15-1.
Candace Howell started the
pitching off for the Jackets, but
the reins were soon handed over
to Danielle Mills, who had her
first complete game as a high
school player.
Leading the offense for the
team were Rachael Giddens
with three hits, Erin Foley with


Diana Thompson with her first
over-the-fence home run.
After leaving the Pace in the
dust, the Lady Jackets went on
to defeat Gulliver Prep 3-0.
Howell provided solid pitch-
ing with 13 strikeouts and allow-
ing one hit.
BB Wyatt was the star batter
with two hits and one RBI.
The final game in Miami for
the Bugs was a 4-1 loss against
Pembroke Pines Charter.
Howell was responsible for
the pitching, giving her a 9-7
season record.
Top hitter was Gwen Jones


With the Jackets' regular sea-
son record set at 17-8, they will
enter the district tournament as
the first seed.
The district tournament
begins Tuesday as Ridge
Community and Kathleen duke
it out at 7 p.m. The winner of
that game will go on to face the
Bugs at 6 p.m. on Thursday.
Should the Jackets win, they'll
go on to the district champi-
onship game at 7:30 p.m. on
Friday.
All district tournament games
will be held at Lake Wales High
School.


Achievement Academy will
host its second annual pigeon pull
team sporting clay competition on
April 28, at 4 p.m. at Mark
Schreiber's Ranch, 641 Carl Floyd
Road, Winter Haven.
The event is open for adults
and children ages 9 and up. A free
safety shooting course for chil-
dren is included.
An evening party will begin
6:30 p.m.
Corporate table sponsorships
are $1,200, which allow four
shooters and four non-shooters to
attend the evening party, with the
company name on a banner.
Other sponsor opportunities
are available.
Non-shooters are invited to


attend the evening party for $60.
The child shooter fee is $75,
including the safety course.
For more information, call
Stacy Williams at 683-6504.


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Handicapped Americans Love
of Life organization will hold
their first charity golf tourna-
ment on Saturday, May 5, at the
Sebring Municipal Golf Course.
Sign-in is at 8 a.m. The four-
person scramble has a shotgun
start at 9 a.m. Registrations are
due by Monday, April 30.
This event is open to all of
Central Florida and will include a
men's and ladies' division.
Entry fee is $45 per person,
which includes a continental
breakfast, round of golf, lunch fol-
lowing play and a goodie bag.
SDrinks will be available on the
course. The prize for the first
'hole-in-one" will be a car.
First, second and third prizes


'will be awarded in both divisions
Mulligans will be available, 2 for
$5. Raffle tickets will also be
available for purchase before
play.
Sponsor opportunities are
available gold, $1000; silver
$500; bronze, $250; hole sponsor
$100.
Recognition will be 'given for
all contributions. Sponsorships
also include signage at the event.
Support from this event bene-
fits Handicapped Americans Love
of Life organization's building
fund for their continuing rehab
facility, which will enable resi-
dents of Highlands County
achieve a better qualify of life
.after prescribed care is finished.


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doesrt pay. Later if business is poor

the person APVERTISES it for sale.

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Charity Golf Tournament
To Benefit Handicapped


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By BETTY DEBNAM
from The Mini Page by Betty Debnam 2007 The Mini Page Pubfishing
2007 Newbery Winner om


Meet Author Susan Patron


The John Newbery Medal is
awarded each year to the
author of the most outstand-
ing children's book.

Susan Patron (Pa-TRONE) won the
2007 Newbery Medal for "The Higher
Power of Lucky." She has written six
books for kids.
Childhood
Susan first knew she wanted to be a
writer when she was about 8.
She said her father always encouraged
her to write. He advised her to learn to
type and to get a good education so she
could get a job to support her writing.
She said, "My mom was a great story-
teller, even if all she was talking about
was what her day had been like."


Susan first
learned to
love books
in school.
A teacher
read
"Charlotte's
Web" out
loud in
class. Also,
a librarian
visited the
school and
talked
about
books the
librarian
loved. .


Susan, 58, and her husband, Ren6, live in
Hollywood, Calif. Ren6 restores rare
books. They have a dog, a Rhodesian
Ridgeback, named Gandalf.

Her writing
Patron uses many family experiences
in her books. "Maybe Yes, Maybe No,
Maybe Maybe" is based on her years
as the middle girl in her family.
Her father sold trailers, and Susan
put some of these in "The Higher
Power of Lucky."
Susan's first book, "Burgoo Stew,"
was based on a folktale and on a trip
she took as a kid to Mississippi, where
her mom grew up.
Some favorite things
TV shows: "We don't watch TV
because there are other, more fun
things to do."
Hobbies: cooking. She is also making
a giant mosaic made from bits of metal.
Time and place to read:
"Anytime, anywhere."


Her work
Susan Patron graduated from col-
lege with a degree in English. She
later received her master's degree in
library and information science.
She has worked as a children's
librarian at the Los Angeles Public
Library for almost 34 years. She is
now the senior librarian there.
Because she works full-time, she
writes on weekends and during
vacations in a special cabin her hus-
band fixed up in the Eastern Sierra
region of California. She writes in
longhand in pencil.
Advice to kids
"All the tricky, puzzling, scary,
horrible, wonderful, astonishing and
glorious aspects of life have been
written about in books. Read lots of
books, and you will start to under-
stand how the world works. Then
you will also know how to tell the
particular story that only you can


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Higher
Power of
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Meet Milkshake
The founders of the rock band Milkshake,
Lisa Mathews and Mikel Gehl, will be per-
forming on PBS during a special day of kids'
programs about the environment. In honor of
iEarth Day, April 22 all PBS kids' programs
on April 20 will be about taking care of the
Earth.
jLisa Mathews and Mikel Gehl both played
in two Baltimore bands, Beyond Words and Love Riot. After a few years, Lisa
and her husband, and Mike and his wife, began having children. They put
being in a band on hold.
But Mikel and Lisa kept writing music and singing. Only this time, they
were singing songs for their children. They decided to form a new band with
rock music for kids, Milkshake.
When Lisa was a child in Queens, N.Y., she took voice, guitar, piano and cello
lessons. Mikel has played the guitar since he was a child growing up in
Baltimore.
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The Caldecott Medal is pre-
sented each year to the
illustrator of the most dis-
tinguished picture book for
children.

David Wiesner (WEE-sner) won
the 2007 Caldecott Medal for
"Flotsam." He has won two other
Caldecott Medals. He won the 1992
medal for "Tuesday," and the 2002
medal for "The Three Pigs."
He has also won two Caldecott
Honor Book awards, for "Sector 7"
and "Free Fall." He has written and
illustrated more than 20 books for kids.
Childhood
David Wiesner said: "I can't
remember a time when I didn't do
art. I was the kid who drew, the
artist." He knew he wanted to be an
artist by the time he was in the
third or fourth grade. He drew many
pictures of dinosaurs.
He grew up in New Jersey, the
youngest of five kids. He has a sister
and a brother who are also artistic.
He got to use their painting supplies
when he was a kid.
He said he also had good art
teachers in high school, and they
helped him a lot. He said these
teachers let him decide what he
wanted to learn about art.


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"Flotsam" tells a story using only pictures. In
it, a boy finds a most unusual camera on the
beach.
Look through your newspaper for pictures that
grab your interest. Choose your favorite and
make up a story about it.


David Wiesner and his wife, Kim Kahng,
have a son, Kevin, 14, and a daughter,
Jaime, 10. Kim Kahng is a surgeon. She
retold the story "The Loathsome
Dragon," and Wiesner did the art for that
book. The family lives outside of
Philadelphia with their two cats.
His work
While he was studying art at the
Rhode Island School of Design,
Wiesner started getting art jobs. He
began painting covers for magazines,
and doing illustrations for textbooks
and chapter books.
Soon after he graduated from college,
he sold his first book, "Free Fall."
He works in a studio in his home.
During the week, he takes the kids
to school, works on his books and
painting all day, then stops before
dinner. He works from five to seven
days a week, depending on how close
he is to a deadline.
Some favorite things
Color: "I can't narrow a color
down to one favorite. There is too
much to a color to isolate.it."
Activities: hanging out with the
family when he's not drawing.
Sports: playing tennis and shoot-
ing baskets with the kids.
This year Library Week is April
15-21. The theme is: "COME
TOGETHER @ your library."
Next week The Mini Page works with the
National Building Museum on a story about
green houses.


His books
Many of his books have few or no
words. He said: "I love telling stories
with pictures and with few words.
"This is a somewhat more person-
al experience for the reader, because
they are reading the book with their
own voices. They want to tell the
story themselves."
Kids send him many of their own
stories that they have based on the
pictures in his books.
He said some stories don't need
words. He can tell early on if a story
is going to need both pictures and
words.
The story usually comes out as he
draws. He said he may have vague
ideas to start out, but the act of
drawing wakes up all parts of the
creative process.
"Tuesday"
is a book
with few
words. It
tells of
amazing
events
that unfold
Tuesday
evenings
in the ani-
jaietart1991byMvidWiesner,;p- mal king-
lished by CMar Books mal king
dom.
Advice to kids
"If art is something you enjoy
doing, do it a lot. Keep a sketchbook
accessible. Draw things you really like.
"Don't worry about what anybody
else has to say about it. There is
plenty of time to learn more techni-
cal things. There is no such thing as
being perfect."
"The Three
Pigs" is
S a very dif-
a ferent twist
on the
familiar fairy
_- tale.


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Coretta Scott King Awards


Coretta Scott King Awards
are given each year to an ;
outstanding black author
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Author Award
The 2007 Coretta
Scott King Author win-
ner is Sharon Draper
for "Copper Sun."
Sharon Draper won
a 1998 King Author
Award for "Forged by Sharon Draper
Fire," and a 2004 King Author Honor
Award for "The Battle of Jericho." She
has written seven books for young adults.
"Copper Sun" is the .i ,
story of a 15-year-old :
girl who is kidnapped
from her village in
Africa and sold into
slavery. She remains
determined to regain
her freedom.


Author Honor Award
Nikki Grimes won a 2007 Coretta
Scott King Author Honor Award for
"The Road to Paris." She won the
2003 King Author Award for "Bronx
Masquerade," and a 1999 King Author ;
Honor Award for "Jazmin's Notebook."


Illustrator Award
Kadir Nelson won the 2007 King
Illustrator Award for "Moses: When
Harriet Tubman Led Her People to
Freedom."
Kadir Nelson won
a 2005 King Illustrator
Award for "Ellington
Was Not a Street," by
Ntozake Shange. He
also won a 2004 King
Illustrator Honor Kadir Nelson
Award for "Thunder Rose" by
Jerdine Nolen.
"Moses: When
Harriet Tubman
Led Her People
: to Freedom,"
by Carole
SBoston
Weatherford,
is about the
spiritual jour-
ney of this
brave woman.


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In "The Road to Paris,"
Paris and her brother
are sent to one mean
foster family after the
other. When they are
split apart, Paris finds
it hard to believe her
new family will be kind.


Illustrator Honor Awards
There were two King Illustrator
Honor Awards in 2007.
Christopher Myers won an Honor
Award for "Jazz," written by his
father, Walter Dean Myers.
Christopher Myers received a 1998
Caldecott Honor Book award and a
Coretta Scott King Honor Award for
-"Harlem," also written by his father.
"Jazz" includes 15
poems, each celebrat-
ing a different kind of
Jazz and some famous
'I jazz musicians.



Benny Andrews won the second
2007 Illustrator Honor Award for
"Poetry for Young People: Langston
Hughes."
Benny Andrews has illustrated
several children's and adult books. His
art is displayed in major art galleries.
"Poetry for Young
S Langston People: Langston
Hughes Hughes," edited by
I .. David Roessel and
Arnold Rampersad,
.e is a collection of
s poems by this
renowned poet.


Mini Spy and her friends love to visit the library and check out new
books. See if you can find: man in the moon word MINI
heart
bandage
number 3
jackknife
S* letter F
kite bell
Sock olive
*mitten
acorn
letter M
number 7
letter L
pencil
pumpkin
letter H


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