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Democrat Vol. 76,
Four Sections, 42 Pages
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THURSDAY 5

L 33830 April 26, 2007


Just Say No

Parade,

Rally


Page 1B


Today, Blueberries;


Tomorrow, High Tech


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher

Today ... blueberries ... lots
-and lots of blueberries.
In the coming years, an
:l8;,Q00-acre community with
:th.usands of homes and spacious
:paiks, high-tech industry, and a
specialized university center to
,train a well-paid work force.
2:- That is the vision of Jura
.Christine Zibas, president of
:Ciar Springs Land Co.
,.:: his week, Clear Springs held
0f1::open house at its 100,000-
qWare foot blueberry distribu-
~itei center, located in a former
F16rida's Natural citrus packing
plant west of Bartow Municipal
Airport, just off U.S. Highway 17.
The plant packages up to
50,000 pounds of blueberries a
day, and ships more than 250,000
pounds of fresh fruit a week.
Much of the blueberry crop is
harvested from Clear Springs'
150-acre blueberry patch west of
Homeland, which will be expand-
ed to cover 750 acres in the
future.
A parcel of sand tailings on
mined-over phosphate land


"looks like a beach with blueber-
ries on it," Ms. Zibas said.
State-of-the-art renovations at
the distribution center include an
infra-red scanner that detects
berries that are "a little soft," not
overripe but not of finest quality.
The distribution center opera-
tions include receiving, grading,
packing, pre-cooling, cold storage,
palletization, sales and market-
ing, and shopping.
Florida is the only blueberry-
growing region with a season
that begins at the start of April
and lasts through mid- May. The
blueberry season varies through-
out the nation, and the plant will
process fruit for shipment 11
months of the year. The plant
also will pack other produce,
including tomatoes.
Fruit is shopped to both
domestic and foreign markets.
For a high-tech-oriented com-
pany like Clear Springs, owned
by Greenwich, Conn.-based
entrepreneur Stan Phelps, blue-
berries are a low-tech industry.
The only way to harvest blueber-
ries without damaging the tender
fruit is by hand, one berry at a
time.


Clear Springs also has 100
acres of citrus groves and plans
to plant more trees, a cattle
ranch with 460 head, and plans
to grow strawberries on some. of
its property.
A parcel of land on the north
side of State Road 60, just east of
Connersville, is being prepared
for testing different crops, Ms.
Zibas said.
But high tech is the direction
in which Clear Springs is headed.
In Match, Phelps signed a
commitment to donate $12 mil-
lion plus property on which to
build an advanced manufactur-
ing and technology center that
will serve as a permanent home
for the PCC Corporate College of
Polk Community College. The
exact site hasn't yet been select-
ed, Ms. Zibas said.
To be called the University
Center, the school will be geared
to the needs of corporations in
high-tech fields, such as medical
technology.
Clear Springs plans to join its
commitment to agriculture with
its commitment to technology,

(See Page 12A Col. 1)


"Guys like him are what nade this place work,"
Larry Rodgers (left) said of former pilot instructor
Gil Kreiger and Bartow Air Field. Rodgers, who now
lives in Sarasota, trained as a pilot under Kreiger in
1955. Kreiger, of Haines City, was an instructor


from 1951 until the base closed in 1960. The two got
reacquainted at the grand opening of'Bartow
Municipal Airport's new terminal this morning.
(More photos in Monday's issue.) Staff photo by
Peggy Kehoe


Volunteers The Heartbeat

Of Polk Are Recognized


By DAWN WADE
Staff Writer
With more than 66,000 volun-
teers, Polk County commissioners
have a lot of people to thank this
month.
Commissioners formally recog-
nized Volunteer Appreciation
Month at their meeting on
Wednesday, April 4, and recog-
nized the savings of more than
$250,000 that volunteer services
provide to the county.
"Thank all the volunteers for
the tax money they save; I don't
know what this place would be
like without them,"
Commissioner Jack Myers said.
Janet Bartuska, Polk volunteer
coordinator, accepted the award.
She explained that residents,
no matter what talents they have,
would most likely find a home in
Polk's volunteer opportunities.
"Volunteers are the heartbeat
of the county," she said.
:From working with youth in
4H, to working with the elderly
through Volunteers in Service to
the Elderly (VISTE), to serving as
volunteer firefighters, to helping
leisure services create the wildly
popular Water, Wings and Wild
Things event, there is something
for everyone.
And for all ages, from those
wanting academic credit for vol-


unteering in high school, to
retirees with a little extra time.
"There really is something for
everyone and skill level," Mrs.
Bartuska said. "If you are a doctor
or health care professional, yu
may want to volunteer your time
in a clinic. And, of course some
jobs, like firefighting, take train-
ing and commitment, but if you
have just a little time, you can
volunteer to be a rain meter read-
er from your home."
In 2006, 2.62 million Florida
volunteers worked 432.8 million
hours.of volunteer services and
while the numbers are slightly
smaller in Polk, Mrs. Bartuska
promises there are plenty of
opportunities.
While many people equate vol-
unteering to a lasting commit-
ment, Mrs. Bartuska said many
events are once a year, yet still
need volunteers.
Christmas Notes in Homeland
Park; Water, Wings and Wild
Things; and the Haunted
Halloween Hayride and
Happenings are all once-a-year
events, requiring many volun-
teers.
Next month, Mrs. Bartuska
said the county is searching for
fishing enthusiasts to assist
with the national Kid's Fishing
Derby on May 5.
Volunteers are needed to


weigh and' measure fish and
assist in a casting contest for the
catch and release program.
"You don't need experience;
you just need to want to help."
The program begins at 6:45
a.m., and lasts until about noon,
with lunch, she said.
"For those who love fishing,
this is a great way to introduce
children to fishing and make a
real difference in a child's life,"
she said.
While this program features
lunch for volunteers, some feature
T-shirts, mileage reimbursements
or other little perks, but all volun-
teers will be honored at an "invi-
tation-only" banquet this month.
"It's a way to honor the people
who give so much to the county,"
Mrs. Bartuska said.
For information on the fishing
derby or any of Polk's volunteer
opportunities, call 534-6089.


THE DRIVER of a pickup truck that struck a
tractor on Highway 17 Tuesday morning is still in
critical condition after undergoing surgery at
Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Bartow Police
Detective David Reynolds said. According to
Reynolds, Jon Chandler, 22, of.Lake Alfred, was dri-
ving south on Highway 17, just south of Crossover
Road, around 11:30 a.m., when he, for unknown rea-


sons, crossed from the far right hand lanes of traffic
into a U-turn break in the median, striking a DOT
seeder tractor. The tractor operator, 52-year-old
Bobby Hutchins of Bartow, was still hospitalized in
stable condition with several broken bones as of this
morning, but was scheduled to be released,
Reynolds said. (Photo by Bartow Fire Deputy
ChiefBobby Pitman)


Town Hall Meeting

Tonight at Carver Rec.
City Commissioner Leo Longworth will host a town hall meeting
tonight at 6.o'clock at Carver Recreation Center in Bartow.
Residents will have the opportunity to ask questions and get
answers on city issues.
Carver center is located at 520 South Idlewood Avenue.


Juvenile Corrections

Officer Arrested


A 34-year-old Polk County
juvenile correctional officer was
arrested Monday for having sex
with a 15-year-old he met online.
Irish Streeter was charged
with two felony counts of lewd
battery by a suspect over 18 on a
victim under 16.
During .a two-day ,investiga-
tion, Special Victims Unit detec-
tives identified a 15-year-old vic-
tim from Mulberry who engaged
in sexual intercourse with
Streeter after chatting with him
online.
Streeter admitted to detec-
tives that he had sex with the
victim but claimed he did not
know her age. He was booked
into the county jail without inci-
dent. Bond was set at $6,000;
Streeter is out on pre-trial
release.
Streeter is employed by Group
4 Securicor, a private contractor
under the auspices of the Florida


Friday Feat isn't just music and food. Often, awards are present-
ed or groups recognized, and, of course, there's fun for the kids. This
month, Bartow Board of Realtors presented three scholarships to
Bartow and Fort Meade students. Amanda Young of Fort Meade
received her grant from David Brewer of the Board of Realtors
(above). She plans to attend the University of South Florida.
Scholarship winners unable to attend were Raquel Jones, University
of Tennessee, and Chad Bell, Stetson University. "Helping out" at the
Lake Garfield Baptist Church fundraising table were Caleb Klins
and Alexis Pope, both 3, who tested out the "basket" ball game. -
Staff photos by Peggy Kehoe


Irish Streeter


Department of Juvenile Justice,
to work as a correctional officer
at the Polk Correctional Facility
in Polk City.


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supply needs of Central and South Florida.


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Campus One of First Methodist School (above) performs at Bartow's Relay For Life held earli
month. The group, consisting of students from age 3 to third grade, sang two songs at the event. The
graders sang a song about heroes, and the entire group sang the Victory Chant. Evie Weiss direc
group. The school's Relay team raised more than $10,000 for the American Cancer Society through
ous fundraising efforts. The entire event so far has earned more than $234,000, with donations still
accepted until August. Photo provided


Bartow Relay Sees Record Nnimhe


Native Plant
S Sale Saturday
At Street
Audubon Center
Dr. David Shibles of the Polk
County Extension Service will
discuss "Conserving Water in the
Landscape" during a native plant
sale at Street Audubon Center in
Winter Haven.
eRig The event will be held
Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m.
SO Also speaking will be Joe Wolf,
S master gardener, who will dis-
cuss "Propagation of Native
Plants."
The workshops will be held at
er this 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
e third- Sponsored by the Lake Region
ted the Audubon Society, proceeds from
gh vari- the event will support their pro-
1 being grams.
The center is located at 115
Lameraux Road, off Cypress
rS Gardens Road.
rs G Call Carrie Plair at 683-8094
for more information.


John DeYoung (above) scans photos for, his favorite at the Bartow
Chamber/PCD Photo contest booth at the Relay. Photo by Peggy Kehoe
Trish Pfeiffer (below, left) presents the winner of the 26" LCD high
definition television to Linda McDonnell who won the "Golden Ticket" raf-
fle at this year's Relay For Life in Bartow. The Relay theme was "The
Great Escape Let's Take a Vacation from Cancer." Mrs. Pfeiffer's team
chose to visit Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Her team, the Girlie
Girls, raised more than $2,000 with the "Wonka Vision" raffle for the
American Cancer Society. Photo provided


Bartow's Relay For Life Wrap
Up Celebration was held April
23, at the Bartow Associate
Reformed Presbyterian Church.
More than 100 team mem-
bers attended the pizza party
and awards ceremony.
Awards, presented to the
teams by Chairman Candy
Grubbs and Co-Chairman Dixie
Yost, were given for:
Top fundraiser Cancer
Can't Tucker Us Out, raising
$25,000;
Top fundraiser for a new
team Abby's Angels, raising
$11,001;
Team spirit award -
DeNeve for a Cure;
Most original campsite -
Bartow Middle School;
Best camp site Walkin'
Buddies.
All teams were presented cer-
tificates of appreciation for all
their hard work in helping to
make this such 'a successful
Relay.
The Bartow Chamber of


Commerce/Polk County
Democrat team raised nearly
$300 for Relay through the
Chamber photography. contest's
People's Choice Award, in addi-
tion to money raised through
other fundraisers. People got to
vote for their favorite photo by
donating $1 per vote.
First Methodist School of
Bartow's Relay team raised
more than $10,000 for the
American Cancer Society
through its fundraising efforts.
The team held three
fundraising events, and sold
luminaria and star burst cards
in honor or in memory of loved
ones who have fought or are
fighting cancer:
More than 100 cards were
placed on a wall in the school to
remember those who were being
honored, and the children deco-
rated 233 luminaria at $1 each.
Abby McDanal, Keonte
Gavin, and Patti Delph were
recognized as Star Supporters,
individually raising $1,500 for


their teams.
Relay For Life school signs
were presented to Alturas
Elementary, Bartow
Elementary Academy, Gibbons
Street Elementary, Stephens
Elementary,' and Union
Academy.
Relay For Life community
signs were given to Floral Lakes
and Bartow Regional Medical
Center.
Pyramid Fasteners, Mosaic,
Bartow Ford, and PBS&J were
presented with business signs.
This was the sixth year for
the Bartow Relay For Life, and
the event saw a record number

of teams and the largest num-
ber of participants ever, Ms.
Grubbs said. At least $235,000
was raised, with donations still
being counted.
So far, 29 teams have signed
up for the 2008 Relay, which
will be held April 11-12. To reg-
ister a team for next year, call
Ms. Grubbs at 533-8432.


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To our precious Dad and Grandfather
who has been gone one year today.
Although he's not in our presence, he
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always thinking of him.
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Butterfly gardening was the
subject of the April meeting of the
Bartow Garden Club, held at the
Bartow Civic Center.
Glenda Mink, Park Partners
coordinator, Friends of the Parks
Foundation, presented the
detailed program.
Members were advised to
select a sunny location, and then
choose nectar-producing, tubular
flowers. Butterflies seem to prefer
yellow, orange, and red colors, Ms.
Mink said.
"Some flowers should be flat,
providing the butterflies a land-
ing place," she said. "Some plants
should be chosen especially to
feed the caterpillars, and then
expect them to. be chewed on.
Moisture should be available in
the form of wet sand so they can
puddle, being unable to drink
from open water."
No pesticides should be used
anywhere butterflies may feed,
she said.
Ms. Mink's PowerPoint presen-
tation featured butterflies native
to Central Florida.
Naturalists Buck and Linda
Cooper furnished many of the
photos, and a colorful handout
was, distributed, entitled
"Creating a Butterfly Garden."
The handout contained a list of
food plants for specific butterfly
larva. Cuttings of numerous but-
terfly plants were available and
shared with the members.
Also at the meeting, nominat-


55 Alive

Driving

Class

Fort Meade Police Department
and AARP will be co-sponsoring a
55 Alive Driving Course on May 1
and 2.
The event will be held
between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
at the Fort Meade Community
Center located at 10 Third
Street, S.W.
The cost for the class is $10.
Only checks will be accepted.
Students may pre-register for
the class at the Fort Meade Police
Department, 15 First Street,
N.W.
For more information call
Jennifer Crews at 285-1100, ext.
224.


ing committee Chairman Wilma
Till presented the slate of officers
for the 2007-2009 term. Elected
were Eda Marchman, president;
Georgiann Sumner, first vice
president; Rhoda Whidden, sec-
ond vice president; Debbie


Roberts, recording secretary; and
Betty Jean Bryan, treasurer.
An installation dinner will be
held Thursday, May 1.
Hostesses Jane Meadows and
Wilma Till served refreshments
after the program.


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By LETA WRIGHT
Community Correspondent
Last week the active volun-
teers had a big day celebrating
the 90th birthday of Jeanette
Albritton.
We met on the museum porch
and had a delicious salad lun-
cheon followed with a big beauti-
ful birthday cake. Jeanette blew
out her candles that were placed
in "90" figures on the cake.
She was presented a huge pot
of blooming geraniums for her
front porch.
Those volunteers attending
and singing "Happy Birthday"
were Verna Atwell, Jean Barnett,
Mavis Carmichael, Regina Cino,
Marian Clyatt, Wilma Coulter,
Floyd DeVane, Joyce DeVane,
Marie Douglas, Wayne Gunter,
Janet Hancock, Martha Hancock,
Olma Hendrick, Nancy Kitchings,
Clint Manley, Eunice Manley,
Helen Palmer, Violet Sheffield,
Betty Speer, LeeDell Yarbrough
(Jeanette's brother), Inez Varn,
Pearl Wogan, and Leta Wright.
One of the landmarks left in
Fort Meade is the snrall building
on the corner of U.S. Highway 17-
98 and N.W. Sixth Street.
This building was the office of
the Ford Motor Company in the
1920s and 1930s, owned by L. M.
Rehbinder who owned one of the
first Ford dealerships in Polk
County and the first in Fort
Meade.
Leona, his daughter, died in
December and was the last mem-
ber of the immediate family. After
working several years in hospi-
tals as a dietitian, she moved
back to Fort Meade to work with
her father.



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Rehbinder also owned a ser-
vice station and shop on the cor-
ner of West Broadway and
Tecumseh Street, where his son
Leo worked.
After selling the dealership,
they operated a motel and a
restaurant on the adjoining prop-
erty of the little building with the
first Ford dealership.
The next owners of the Ford
dealership were Lester Baggett,
then the Davis brothers, then in
the 1960s Buddy Varn. After
Buddy Varn came Bill Weikert,
and today the owner is Mike
Stedem, who bought the dealer-
ship in October 1983.
So this coming October, it will
have its 24th birthday under
Mike.
You can see how many times
the Ford dealership changed
names.
Mike moved the business out


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17-98, which gave him a large
acreage to display the cars and
have a large service center with a
modern front office building.
One of the first things that
appeared on his property was an
electronic sign giving the temper-
ature, time, and local news. It is
the only sign in Fort Meade of
this type and we feel big-time
when we pass by.
Thanks, Mike, for keeping us
up to date.
Don't forget-to cbme watch the
Maypole Dance on May 1 in the
museum backyard at 9:30 a.m.
You will also see 700 Lewis Anna
Woodbury Elementary students
gathered around the Maypole.
And here's a reminder about
your birthday listings for the
2008 calendar.
The museum number is 285-
7474.


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Drug Advertising Ban


Makes No Sense


The rising cost of prescription drugs,
and the frustrating difference in price
between medications sold in the United
States and seemingly identical drugs sold
in Canada, are a major cause of consterna-
tion, especially for older Americans.
Wholesale drug pricing practices that
imperil the very survival of independent
pharmacies also are troubling.
While we generally come down on the
side of allowing the marketplace to police
itself, this issue is so vital to millions of
Americans that Congress should step in.
But Congress should do the job right,
and a proposal introduced by Senators
Edward Kennedy and Mike Enzi is about
as far off the mark as anything we can
imagine.
Senate Bill 1082, the Food and Drug
Administration Revitalization Act, would
prohibit the advertising of new prescrip-
tion medications for a period of two years
after their introduction, among other
things.
This proposal is unconstitutional on the
face of it. The First Amendment guarantee
of the right to free speech doesn't apply
just to the newspaper editors, or to pam-
phleteers, or to sign-wavers. It also applies
to advertising, which newspaper lawyers
prefer to dress up and call "commercial
speech."
Any effort to restrict "commercial
speech" is met by a great deal of har-
rumphing in our industry. It is a pocket-
book issue to the press and to the broad-
cast industry. But the issue goes beyond
the pocketbook.
The vast majority of prescription drug
advertising is done on television, in maga-
zines, and in daily newspapers. This law'
would not cost this newspaper a dime.


Our opposition is based in addition to
the clear unconstitutionality of the bill -
on the premise that denying patients infor-
mation about a new drug that may heal
their illnesses or control their pain is
unconscionable.
Gone are the days when "doctor knows
best" and the patient nods in agreement.
The healthcare industry has changed, and
patients are not only allowed but expected
to take an active role in decisions relating
to their well-being.
* If the interest of the patients truly were
served by being denied information about
medications, the ban should be permanent,
not for two years. The two-year hiatus on
advertising would simply mean that it
would be two years after a new drug came
on the market before patients became
aware of its availability.
This provision of Senate Bill 1082 should
be rejected, not simply because it flies in
the face of the Constitution, but because it
works against the interests of patients.
In words of one syllable, it makes no
sense.



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High Energy is one of those
"buzz terms" that is used today to
describe all sorts of things. In
Bartow it could mean a little wisp
of woman named Barbara Newell.
If you've lived or worked in
Bartow for long, there is a fair
chance you've meet this whirling
dervish of a woman. I know that I
was on the job about 20 minutes
when she stopped by The
Democrat to welcome me to the
Bartow business community.
Newell is the director of parks
and recreation for Bartow, which
.would lead you to believe that
spends most of her time hiring
lifeguards and umpires, but how
wrong you'd be. This lady is so
much more. She has been
involved is so many aspects of
Bartow community life that there
really is not enough space to list it
all.
She has been chairwoman of
the Bartow Chamber of
Commerce, she serves on 'the
Recreation Advisory Board, and
there is the Beautification
Advisory Board. She is a past win-
ner of the prestigious Rotary Paul
Harris Fellow recognition. She
works with the Golden Age Group
that meets monthly at the Bartow
Civic Center. And then there is the
summer recreation program
which starts May 31.
She is working on Bartow's
125th birthday celebration in June,
followed by the Adam Putnam
barbecue on July 3 and the Fourth
of July celebration at the civic cen-
ter.
Then there is the Cricket Club,
followed by the ... well, you get
the idea.
As mentioned earlier, Barbara
was one of the first persons I met
when I came here. Then it seemed
she was everywhere I went in
town. Whether it was a ribbon cut-
ting for Carver Recreation Center,
an after hours event for the
Chamber, a Rotary meeting, this
woman was everywhere.
Where doe, s-he find the time? I
finally caught up with her the
other day to ask her what her


secret was. Time management and
she gets up at 4:30 every morning,
she said. It used to be 5 a.m. but
she recently started go to a local
exercise salon and she had to
move things up a bit.
Lots of people keep a "things to
do" list. Newell carries around a
book of things to do. Whether it's
going to the cleaners or stopping
by to see her 93-year-old mother, it
is in the book. In addition to list-
ing all she has to do, she priori-
tizes them so the most important
things don't go undone.
Here's the kicker. She does it all
for the most part in five days a
week. The weekends are her
escape to Boca Grande, where she
and her husband, Gary, have a
"fishing shack" where they have
been known to do some serious
snook fishing.
Born in Bell, Florida which is in
Gilchrist County near Gainesville,
she moved to Polk County when
she was three years old. Newell
graduated from Bartow High
School and attended Polk
Community College. She went to
work for the City of Bartow in
1967 and was appointed parks
and recreation director by the city
manager in 1982. When you ask
her about it she just smiles an
infectious-smile and says, "I love
working for the city."
I mentioned the Cricket Club.
This is one activity of Barbara
Newell's that she is particularly
proud of. The Cricket Club (which
draws its name from a colloquial-
ism for fair play) is a group, of
powerful women in Bartow who
are involved with other young
women in Bartow. One of their
major projects is the Girl Scout's
Camp Cricket located in Mary
Holland Park.
Barbara Newell is going to
retire in another year-and-a-half
from the City and you wonder if
her body could survive the slow-
down. Somehow I think she fill
the empty time.
She plans to expand her volun-
teer work with the hospital and
the Chamber of Commerce and


maybe start a Welcome To Bartow
business. Whatever she does, I am
sure it will be done with High
Energy.


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

At Last: Chocolate-Free Chocolate


As best I can figure it out, it
started with decaffeinated coffee.
Which is basically coffee with
the coffee removed.
I never paid much attention to
the stuff until a few years ago,
when my eye doctor (I can never
figure out how to spell "ophthal-
mologist") was expressing con-
cern over hardening of my eye-
balls (they call it intraocular ten-
sion, just like they call eye doc-
tors ophthalmologists) that can
indicate the onset of glaucoma.
"Are you one of these people
who drinks a lot of coffee?" Ray
Barnes asked me.
"Not unless you consider six
or eight cups a day to be a lot," I
replied, innocently.
"From now on, two cups of
regular coffee a day; after that,
decaf," he ordered. "And take it
easy on cola beverages (he's the
only person I ever heard call soda
pop 'cola beverages') and choco-
late bars."
I gave up regular coffee that
year, and dropped Ray from my
Christmas card list. Actually,
Mary and I haven't sent out
Christmas cards for many years,
but I still maintain a list of people
to whom we would send them if
we did send them, for the sole
purpose of striking people's
names from it. It's cheaper than
therapy.
A few years later, Mary said
that the hardening of the eyeballs
had been accompanied
by a softening of the
abdominal muscles, if
you get my drift, so she
cut me off of regular
cream for my irregular Cp
coffee, and switched me
to a powdered sub-
stance which calls itself
"coffee creamer."
It ain't bad, but it
ain't cream.
And then my rest-of-
me doctor decided that
my blood sugar was a
little too high a pre-
diabetic condition to go
with my pre-glaucoma
eyeballs and took me
off sugar. Tom
McMicken's co-conspir-


ator, my friend Mary, started
serving me Splenda, a sugar-free
substance that is made from
sugar. Yeah, you figure it out.
It sounds a little to me like
dehydrated water. You know -
you just add water to it, stir, and
voila! ... instant water.
So as I'm sitting in my office
drinking my coffeeless coffee fla-
vored with creamless creamer
and a sugarless product made
from sugar, I spot an article that
the chocolate industry is petition-
ing the federal government for
permission to manufacture a
product that it would continue to
call chocolate, but that has no
chocolate in it.
I am not making this up peo-
ple; my imagination is good, but
not that good.
It's right there in Ma Trib's
business section: Hershey, Nestle,
and ADM have petitioned the
Food and Drug Administration
for permission to market as
chocolate a product that contains
no chocolate. Specifically, it
would contain no cocoa solids or
cocoa butter.
Instead, it would be made of
"artificial sweeteners, milk sub-
stitutes, and vegetable fats such
as hydrogenated and trans fats,"
reported the Bloomberg News,
which I suppose is published in
Bloomberg, wherever that is.
"They're trying to pull one
over on us," fumed Cybele May,


who publishes something called
CandyBlog. (CandyBlog I can
believe; Cybele May I'm not so
sure about, but when your name
is Frisbie, you don't spend a lot of
time making fun of other peo-
ple's names.)
She calls this product "mocko-
late," which works for me.
A Hershey spokesman is quot-
ed as saying that the new I Can't
Believe It's Not Chocolate prod-
uct "is needed to keep up with
changing consumer tastes."
Sounds to me a little like the
builders who build nothing but
code minimum houses because
"that's all people are buying."
Got that right, Bo; if that's all
they're building, that's all people
are buying.
People who have tasted mock-
olate says it doesn't taste like
chocolate. And frankly, I find that
a little comforting.
A nickel chocolate bar now
costs a half a buck or more ... a
lot more if you buy it from a hotel
vending machine.
And now they want to make it
without chocolate.
Okay, give me another cup of
coffee-free coffee with cream-free
creamer and sugar-free sugar,
and I'll sip it with a chocolate-free
chocolate bar.
Kind of makes you wonder
about the greatness of America,
doesn't it?


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


Fifty Years Ago
Post office hours have been
lengthened 30 minutes a day
since the cutbacks went into
effect two weeks ago, Postmaster
L.C. Olive announced today. He
said he has been given permis-
sion to give window service from
8:30 to 5:30 p.m. The office will
be, closed on Wednesday after-
noons during the Summer, and is
closed Saturday afternoons
throughout the year.
A two-week campaign to raise
$75,000 for the construction of
Sunday school facilities and a
new rectory for Holy Trinity
Episcopal Church will begin next
week, the Very Rev. Russell S.
Carleton, rector, announced.
4 Fred A. Brown, special deliv-
ery carrier for the Bartow post
office for 11 years, died yesterday
morning at Bartow Memorial
Hospital. He had been a patient
there for only two days, but had
been in ill health for several
months.

Forty-Five Years Ago
Fort Meade Troop 151 received
the monthly advancement award
here Monday night at the meet-
ing of the Boy Scout court of
honor for the Phosphate District.
Bartow Troop 147 received the
attendance award.
Nine soloists and the girls'
chorus won superior ratings at
the state vocal contest in Daytona
Beach on Friday.
Three escapees from the Polk
County jail, who were returned to
custody just last week from a pre-
vious escape, are at large again
after a break-out some time
Friday night.


Charles T. Nunez has been
named "outstanding first year
Jaycee" for the Fourth District,
Florida Junior Chamber of
Commerce.
Thomas B. Hyman, Jr., and Lee
Grader will be valedictorian and
salutatorian, respectively, of the
Class of '62.

Forty Years Ago
Juvenile Court Judge G.
Bowdon Hunt was received the
Walter Scott Criswell award, the
highest honor given by the
Florida Juvenile Court
Administrators Assn., "in recog-
nition of professional achieve-
ment in the work of the juvenile
courts of Florida."
A 1,000-gallon aerial tank has
been assigned to Polk County to
help combat the wild fire situa-
tion in line with the emergency
declared by Gov. Claude Kirk, Jr.,
in the prolonged drought condi-
tions of this area.
After more than 37 years of
serving meals to Bartow civic
clubs, the Masonic Temple will
stop serving meals on May 19, it
was announced today by Mrs.
W.B. Geiger worthy matron of
Tropical Chapter No. 38, Order of
the Eastern Star. The end to cater-
ing was ordered by the national
Masonic order because of a chal-
lenge by the Internal Revenue
Service to the tax-exempt status
of fraternal organizations.
Students from kindergarten
through the 12th grade next Fall
may attend any school in Polk
County, regardless of whether it
was formerly operated as an all-
white or all-Negro school, and
regardless of where they live,


under provisions of a resolution
adopted yesterday by the county
school board. All attendance lines
are gone and a countywide "free
choice of school" plan is in effect
as of this Fall's school term.

Thirty-Five Years Ago
A 49-year-old Fort Meade
woman suffered broken legs
when she slipped and fell while
crossing Main Street at Broadway,
and her ankles were run over by a
heavy Gator Concrete Co. truck,
which was making a turn from
Broadway onto Main.
Firebombings in Bartow
Thursday night heightened racial
tension which resulted in early
dismissal of schools that after-
noon, but fears and rumors of
further troubles proved unfound.
Bartow's Charlie Smith and his
130th birthday party made head-
lines and air waves nationwide,
and as far away as Buenos Aires,
Argentina. A Buenos Aires radio
station telephoned The Democrat
to ask if an interview with
Charlie could be set up. Because
newsmen already had learned
that the old man had difficulty
understanding or being under-
stood on the telephone, Editor
Loyal Frisbie served as stand-in.

Thirty Years Ago
Grant M. Harden, investigator
for the state attorney for the
Tenth Judicial Circuit, has been
elected president of the FBI
National Academy Associates.
Bartow Convalescent Center,
which opened for business four-
and-a-half years ago, has met or
exceeded all state and federal
standards for the third consecu-


tive year, according to
Administrator Kent Fosha.
Lions International has hon-
ored Bartow Lion William P.
Allen with the Melvin Jones
Fellowship, the highest award
bestowed by that organization.
The city can restore its employ-
ees' pension plan to full actuarial
soundness by paying New York
Life Insurance Co. just $33,492,
not the more than $300,000 that
the city's external auditor had
said was needed, city commis-
sioners learned Monday night.

Twenty-Five Years Ago
Agrico Chemical Co.
announced this week that it will'
shut down in South Pierce
Chemical Complex for an unde-
termined time perhaps two-
and-a-half months and will lay
off 180 of its 200 hourly workers.
A pizza restaurant owner
acquitted earlier this year of a
charge that he set fire to his
restaurant at the Bartow Mall
Shopping Center nearly 13
months ago filed suit for more
than $2 million against his insur-
ance company on Tuesday.
An egg processing plant which
will employ 75 local persons is
scheduled to open in Bartow
early in October, it was
announced today by Malcolm
Scott, chairman of the Chamber
of Commerce Committee of 76.
Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., will build
the 53,000-square-foot facility on
a 12-acre site in the industrial
park at State Road 60 and County
Road 555


4A


JUST MY OPINION / By BOB BOBBER

Bartow's Whirling Dervish














Obituaries


Henry Daniel Heery


Henry Daniel
Heery
Henry Daniel Heery, 99, of
Georgia, who has family in
Bartow, died Wednesday, April
18, 2007.
Mr. Heery was born on a farm
in Hapeville, Ga., on June 23,
1907.
He worked 42 years for the
Georgia Power Company as a
retail store manager in West End
Atlanta and district manager. He
was a member of Hapeville
Presbyterian Church, where he
was a Mason and a deacon.
He was a charter member and
officer of the Hapeville Exchange
Club and was active in youth
baseball in Hapeville. He was
named Man of the Year in
Hapeville in 1962.
Mr. Heery was preceded in
death by his first wife, Marie
Carver; and his second wife,
Allene Peeler.
Survivors include his daugh-
ter, Marylee Digby and husband,
Joe, of McDonough; son, William
Henry Heery of Bartow; four
grandchildren, Daniel S. Digby
;and wife, Deborah, of Conyers,
Robin Stanton and husband,
Michael, of Locust Grove, Bonnie
Thomason of McDonough, and
'Joe Digby and wife, Davida, of
Jackson; 10 great-grandchildren;
his sister, Nell Clower of Tucker,
'Ga.; brother, Charles Heery and
wife, Rachel, of Decatur, Ga.; and
several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held
Saturday, April 21, at noon, at
Hapeville Presbyterian Church,
with Rev. David Riley officiating.
Interment: College Park
:Cemetery.
Memorial contributions:
Sacred Journey Hospice
Foundation, 138 Peach Drive,
McDonough, Ga. 30253.
Condolences may be made
online at the website www.can-
nonclevelandfunerals.com.




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Missouri
Coleman
Missouri Coleman, 88, of
Lakeland, died Wednesday, April,
18, 2007, at Consulate Health
Care in Lakeland.
Ms. Coleman was born in Live
Oak on July 25, 1918.
She was a homemaker, and a
member of Zion Hope Missionary
Baptist Church of Jacksonville.
Survivors include her daugh-
ter, Erma J. Smith of Lakeland; a
son, Harold Coleman of
Jacksonville; two sisters, Gracie
Washington of New Jersey and
Lillian Stone of Pompano Beach;
13 grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Friday, April 27,
from 3 to 8 p.m., at Gause
Funeral Home in Bartow.
The funeral: Saturday, April
28, at 11 a.m., at Mt. Olive
Freewill Baptist Church in
Bartow.
Interment: Wildwood
Cemetery, Bartow.
Condolences may be made
online at the website
gausefuneralhomeinc. om.


Archie J.
McCray
Archie J. McCray, 50, of
Tampa, died of heart failure
Wednesday, April 18, 2007, in
Tampa.
Mr. McCray was born in Lake
Alfred on Sept. 27, 1956.
He was an electrical techni-
cian.
Visitation: Friday, April 27,
from 5 to 7 p.m., at Bethel
Missionary Baptist Church in
Lake Alfred.
The funeral: Saturday, April
28, at 11 a.m., at the church.
Arrangements: Williams
Funeral Home in Bartow.


Georgia
Harrison
Georgia Frances Harrison, 94,
of Auburndale, died Monday,
April 23, 2007, at her son's home
in Bartow, of chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease.
Born in Rockmart, Ga., on
May 5, 1912, Mrs. Harrison
moved to Auburndale from
Austell, Ga., 58 years ago.
She was a homemaker, and a
member of First Baptist Church
of Auburndale.
Mrs. Harrison was preceded in
death by her husband, Tommy
Harrison, in 1992.
Survivors include her son,
Wayne D. Harrison and wife,
Janet, of Bartow; her daughter,
Nancy Dolven and husband, Bob,
of Hayesville, N.C.; seven grand-
children; and 14 great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation: Thursday, April 26,
from 6 to 8 p.m., at First Baptist
Church, 300 South Main Street,
Auburndale.
The funeral: Friday, April 27,
at 10 a.m., at the church.
Memorial contributions: Good
Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson
Avenue, Auburndale, 33823-
3229; or Florida Baptist
Children's Homes, P.O. Box 8190,
Lakeland, 33802.
Arrangements: Kersey
Funeral Home in Auburndale.

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Harry R.
Seymour
Harry R. Seymour, 93, of
Ozello, Fla., formerly of Bartow,
died Monday, April 23, 2007.
A native of Lakeland, Mr.
Seymour moved to Ozello from
Bartow three years ago. He had
been a summer resident of the
Crystal River/Ozello area for 35
years.
He was employed by the
Department of the U.S. Navy dur-
ing World War II as a welding
instructor and power plant
installer for warships. Mr.
Seymour was a master mechanic
and machinist with Royster
Company in Mulberry for 25
years, retiring in 1976. He also
was a former licensed pilot.
He enjoyed fishing and work-
ing around the house.
Survivors include his wife of
68 years, Hazel Seymour; two
daughters, Janice Seymour
Ashworth of Crystal River, and
Brenda Brown and husband,
Walter, of Homosassa; two grand-
daughters, Lisa Arnett of
Homosassa Springs, and
Christina Shumway and hus-
band, Cliff, of Beverly Hills, Fla.;
and four great-grandchildren,
Cody, Rita, Jessica, and C.J.
Visitation: Saturday, April 28,
from 11 a.m. to noon, at Fero
Funeral Home in Beverly Hills.
The funeral will follow
Saturday at noon at the funeral
home, with Chaplain Larry
Geiger officiating.
Interment: Fero Memorial
Garden Cemetery, Beverly Hills.
Memorial .contributions:
Hospice of Citrus County, P.O.
Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL
34464.

Edward
Barfield
Edward Barfield, 45, of Fort
Meade, died Wednesday, April 18,
2007, at Bartow Regional
Medical Center.
Born in Mississippi on June 2,
1961, Mr. Barfield was a lifelong
resident of Fort Meade.
He was a design project man-
ager for the Florida Department
of. Transportation. He was a
member of Galilee Missionary
Baptist Church in Fort Meade.
Survivors include his mother
and father, Willie Mae Barfield
and E.W. Barfield; one brother,
Timothy Barfield and wife,
Nancy Barfield; two nephews,
Demeatrus Barfield and
Octavius Barfield; and three
nieces, Phadren Barfield,
Shayolanda Haygood, and
Cynethia Fountain, all of Fort
Meade.
Visitation: Friday, April 28,
from 4 to 7 p.m., at Williams
Funeral Home in Bartow.
The funeral: Saturday, April
29, at 2 p.m., at Beulah
Missionary Baptist Church in
Fort Meade.


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'Sounds of Freedom' Concert

May 5 at Bok Sanctuary


"Sounds of Freedom" will ring
during Historic Bok Sanctuary's
17th annual Concert Under the
Stars on Saturday, May 5, at 8
p.m.
Featuring the Imperial
Symphony Orchestra, the outdoor
gathering will celebrate the
national pride of people from
around the world. Sanctuary'car-
illonneur William De Turk also
will perform on the 60-bell
Singing Tower.
Advance tickets are $12 for
adults and $6 for children. Day-of
concert tickets are $15 for adults
and $8 for children.
The 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 also can enter a draw-
ing for a tour of the Singing Tower
and a one-night stay at Pinewood
Estate. Tickets will be available
at the Information Tent near the
concert seating area.
Preordered meals are available
from the Carillon Caf6 for $9.50
plus tax. Call 676-1355 for
advance meal orders. Hot dogs,
snacks, and beverages will be
available for sale at the Hilltop
Caf6, and wine will be available
through intermission.
The Gift Shop will remain open
until after the concert.
The event gates will open at 5
p.m. Visitors are encouraged to
bring a lawn chair or blanket,


insect repellent, and a flashlight.
Handicapped parking and shuttle
service will be available.
To purchase tickets by phone,
call the Sanctuary event line at
863-734-1222 or the Imperial
Symphony Orchestra at 688-
3743. For group rates, call 863-
734-1209.
To purchase tickets in person,
visit the Sanctuary, ISO, or the
Chambers of Commerce in
Bartow, Lake Wales, Lakeland,
and Winter Haven.
Sponsors of the event are
Central Florida Eurocars,
GrayRobinson, MAX 98.3 FM,,
and the Winter Haven News
Chief.


Antique Fair Planned


Tampa Bay Antiques and
Collectibles Fair will be held
Saturday and Sunday, April 28-
29, in the Special Events Center
at the Florida State Fairgrounds
in Tampa.
The event will feature nearly
100 indoor and outdoor dealers
from around Florida and 10 dif-
ferent states.
All types of antiques and col-
lectibles will be available for sale,
trade, and show, including furni-
ture, jewelry, antique advertising,
player pianos, postcards, maps,
Floridiana, art pottery, linens,
paper items, military items, auto-
mobilia, glassware, silverware,

Kentucky

Derby Day

Event

Planned In

Lkld

The second annual Kentucky
Derby fundraiser to benefit
CCCF's Lake Morton Senior
Center and adoption services
program will be held on
Saturday, May 5.
Post time is 3 to 7 p.m. Track
location is the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Paul McDonald on
Shepherd Road.
Ticket price is $75 perperson,
and reservation deadline is April
17.
Derby attire is casual elegance
with hats encouraged. Derby cui-
sine and drinks (mint juleps, beer
and wine) are included and an
official souvenir of this year's
Kentucky Derby will is included.
There will .be a live auction
with Marty Higgenbotham, silent
auction, derby race games and
prizes.
Derby goers can watch the
actual race on several screens at
6 p.m.
For information or to make a
reservation, call 647-3534 or 644-
3153.


and more.
Show hours are Saturday 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. at the Special Events
Center and outside areas.
General admission, including
free parking, is $9, or $8 with
coupon and for seniors over 62.
Children under 12 are admit-
ted free with an adult, and a tick-
et is good for the entire show.


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DIGNITARIES pose with the new L.B. Brown House historic rate the 10th anniversary of the Neighborhood Improvement
marker during a luncheon on the grounds of the house to commemo- Corporation. (Chamber of Commerce photo)


Neighborhood Improvement Corp.

Started A Renaissance 10 Years Ago


Neighborhood Improvement Corporation
of Bartow, Inc., celebrated its 10th anniver-
sary on April 11, with some 50 individuals
joining the NIC board of directors for a mid-
day meal on the grounds of the historic L.
B. Brown House.
Participants represented all segments of
the community, including the city manager,
executives from the Chamber of Commerce
and the Community Redevelopment
Agency, area churches, city employees, busi-
ness representatives and residents.
Clifton P. Lewis, the group's president,
thanked the entire community for all the
strong support. Lewis pointed out that the


Neighborhood Improvement Corporation of
Bartow, Inc. (NIC) was incorporated in 1997
with a mission to "start a renaissance" as
in a new beginning.
By any measurement the organization
has been successful. Perhaps the NIC's
most important accomplishment was its
success in organizing the residents in West
Bartow neighborhoods to begin working
more effectively with the city administra-
tion to bring about badly-needed infrastruc-
ture improvements in that area, Lewis said.
Another significant accomplishment was
the restoration of the historic Brown House
and the creation of the related L. B. Brown


Heritage Festival.
The occasion was also used to recognize
four individuals who provided special sup-
port to the Brown House last year.
,Receiving awards were Betty Haggins,
Delores Corbett, Avril Fowler, and Mary
Walkup.
The event ended with a group photo
being taken around the new L. B. Brown
House historic marker.
For more information about the NIC, the
Brown House or the Heritage Festival, con-
tact Lewis at the City of Bartow, 534-0100.


Spirit Of Bartow Breakfast Is Thursday, May 3


Community National Bank
will hold the annual Spirit of
Bartow. OJ Breakfast on
Thursday, May 3, at the Bartow
Civic Center, where individuals
and/or groups will be honored
for their contributions to
Bartow.
In addition, awards will be
presented to the Bartow
Chamber Diplomats, a special
group of volunteers who donate
their time to operating the


Chamber's Visitors and
Welcome Center.
Some Diplomats work in.the
front office, while others cot ft-'.
ue to help with the..ewsletter.
special projects and events. The
Diplomats will be recognized for
their service and a Diplomat of
the Year award and a Diplomat
with most hours served award
will be presented.
The Bartow Marketing
Partnership's Take Your Best


Shot photo contest winners also
will be announced during the
breakfast.
Winners will be presented
checks for $250, $150, and $100
for first, second and third place.
Ten honorable mention awards
will be presented at that time.
Results of the People's choice
photo award voting at Relay for
Life also will be announced.
Reservations for 'the break-
fast are required, and can be


made by calling the Chamber at
533-7125.
The event, including a full
breakfast, is free to Bartow
Chamber members and all
photo contest entrants.
The breakfast line opens at
7:45 a.m. with the program
starting at 8 a.m. For more
information, call the Greater
Bartow Chamber of Commerce
at 533-7125.


Kids Can Learn About Saving With New Site


Saving and banking may be a
little easier for the smallest pen-
nypinchers.
Douglas G. Small, president
and CEO of Citrus and Chemical
Bank announced the addition of
a kids page to C&C Bank's
redesigned website.
"The page enhancement was
included to support our involve-
ment in financial education for
youth and was launched in con-
junction with National Teach
Children to Save Day, an annual
nationwide event that occurs on
April 24 to teach kids their finan-
cial ABCs," said Doug Small.
C&C kids page includes
games; savings calculators and
other teaching tools to teach kids

TDC Committee
To Meet

Tourist Development Council
nominating committee will meet
Monday, April 30, at 9 a.m. at the
Citrus & Chemical Bank, CFDC
Conference Room, 600 N.
Broadway, Bartow.


about money and saving.
They can visit the site to learn
how to write a check, plan sav-
ings, brush up on facts about
states and capitals and enjoy
other fun activities.,
"While today's kids can receive
e-mail through their cell phones
or use the internet to do their
homework, many don't know the
basics of saving and money man-
agement," said Myrtice Young,
first vice president and market-
ing director for C&C Bank.
"Studies show that people who
learn to save early in life usually
make smarter financial decisions
later.'National Teach Children to
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During the month of April,
C&C employees will teach chil-
dren about money and savings,
covering topics such as budget-
ing, the difference between needs
and wants, why it's important to
save for emergencies and how
interest makes money grow.
Students will have an opportuni-
ty to apply concepts and practices
through games and other hands-
on activities.
"As professionals at saving
and investing, it's natural for
bankers to visit classrooms to


2007 Better Hearing Institute

Equal rights for
ears.

WVhen people get vision
"4O 'problems, they get their
eyes tested. VVhy won't
people with hearing loss
get their ears tested?
These days, correcting
hearing loss is as easy as
correcting your vision.
So stand up for your ears
today. Go see a hearing
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the options available to return
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teach children how their money
can grow," said Sam Hart, execu-
tive vice president, investment
management and trust for C&C
Bank. "Young people who become
smart savers today have a better
chance of being financially inde-
pendent in the future. I've devot-
ed my career to helping people
plan and manage their finances
and I'm looking forward to bring-
ing this important message to
students."
For information, visit
www.CandCBank.com.


CHILDREN and adults can meet this happy penguin at the free
movie on the lawn Friday night in downtown Bartow. "Happy Feet"
will be shown. (Photo provided by Main Street Bartow, Inc.)


'Happy Feet' Movie On

The Lawn This Friday


SNo, it's not snowing, but pen-
guins will be coming to Bartow.
"Happy Feet" is the free movie
on the lawn on Friday, April 27, at
8:30 p.m.
The movie will be shown in the
lot at the northwest corner of
Wilson Avenue and Main Street.
The movie features the story of

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issues that universally affect
most people.
Participants may learn about
the causes of stress and what to
do to combat stress during a
Lunch and Learn class sponsored
by the Drug Prevention Center,
at Community First Credit
Union in Bartow on Wednesday,
May 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Both lunch and the workshop
are free.
For information or to reserve
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a dancing penguin.
Those attending may bring
chairs or blankets, and are
advised to bring mosquito repel-
lent. Junior Service League of
Bartow will sell refreshments.
For more information, call 519-
0508.

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healthh & Nutrition


BRMC Auxiliary

Awards Scholarships


Bartow Regional Medical
Center Auxiliary Committee has
awarded its scholarships for the
year.
Winners are:
Donna Bell, an employee of
the hospital in the Health
Information Department, who is
seeking a higher degree in health
information management.
Sarah Bivens, a Bartow
High School student planning a
career as a RN.
Joshua Bragg, a a Bartow
High School student planning' a
career as a paramedic/firefighter.
Rebekah Stortz, a Fort


Meade High School student plan-
ning to be a RN.
Megan Adams, a Fort
Meade High School student plan-
ning to be a RN.
Each recipient was awarded a
$1,000 scholarship.
The BRMC Auxiliary in part-
nership with the BRMC Medical
staff and Bartow Community
Healthcare Foundation provide
funding for the program.
This year applications for the
scholarship were received from
Bartow, Fort Meade and George
Jenkins high schools.


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LRMC RADIOLOGY students Ashley Padgett and Ashley Drew
learning to operate the equipment. (Photo provided by Lakeland
Regional Medical Center)

LRMC Radiology School

Accredited For 8 Years
Lakeland Regional Medical the United States.
Center School of Radiology has The LRMC program was
been accredited for another founded in 1965 with the first
eight-year term by the Joint class of four students graduating
Review Commission on in 1967. A total of 377 students
Education in Radiologic -have graduated from the pro-
Technology (JRCERT.) gram; 375 have sat for and
Only about 20 percent of pro- passed the American Registry of
grams that receive an initial Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
eight-year accreditation award credentialing examination 370
retain the eight-year award after of the graduates passed the exam
submission of the interim report. on the first attempt.
The JRCERT promotes excel- Graduates of the program are
lence in education and enhances able to work in many areas of
quality and safety of patient care radiology, including routine diag-
through the accreditation of edu- nostic/fluoroscopic imaging, trau-
cational programs. ma imaging, CT imaging (cat
The only agency'recognized by scan), MRI (magnetic resonance
the United States Department of imaging), mobile and surgical
Education to accredit educational imaging, interventional radiolo-
programs in radiography and gy, and vascular and cardiac
radiation therapy, the JRCERT imaging.
accredits educational programs Graduates in the specialized
in radiography and radiation imaging areas usually obtain
therapy and in the related disci- advanced certification in their
plines of magnetic resonance and respective imaging modalities.
medical dosimetry. Other graduates have extend-
LRMC's School of Radiology is ed their formal education and
led by Program Director Lynn have become radiation thera-
Sadler and Clinical Coordinator pists, nuclear medicine technolo-
Barbara Sanders. Both have gists, ultrasonograhers, or radiol-
master's degrees in radiologic sci- ogy assistants/radiology practi-
ences from Midwestern State tioner assistants. A few gradu-
University. ates have branched out to other
The previous program direc- medical fields and have become
tor, Barbara Spano, is an adjunct registered nurses and medical
instructor for the program and doctors.
serves on the school's advisory For information about LRMC's
committee. Sadler, Sanders, and School of Radiology, log on to
Spano are site visitors for www.LRMC.com, and select
JRCERT and perform peer "School of Radiologic Technology"
reviews at other hospital-based from the "Tell me about" box.
radiography programs around


Hospice Needs Volunteers


Are you looking for a fulfilling
and rewarding volunteering
opportunity close by in the com-
munity? Then look no further
than Good Shepherd Hospice.
Good Shepherd Hospice, the
area's oldest hospice service, is
seeking volunteers to provide
companionship to patients and
assistance to caregivers.
Good Shepherd Hospice volun-
teers commit to giving two to four
hours each week and training is
required. Along with providing
support for patients and their
families in their homes, volun-
teers also can visit patients in
assisted living facilities and nurs-
ing homes.
There are no "typical" days for
a Good Shepherd Hospice volun-


teer. One day a volunteer could be
found reading the newspaper to a
patient. The next visit can find
them reminiscing. And on yet
another visit they could be play-
ing cards.
Volunteers also are needed to
provide office support, staff spe-
cial events and work at Life's
Treasures Thrift Store.
Volunteer training sessions
are held at various times and
locations in Polk County.
Call by May 4 for information
on scheduled training sessions. To
learn more about the many vol-
unteering opportunities with
Good Shepherd Hospice, contact
Nina Gilbert at 551-3979 or visit
the website at www.goodshep-
herdhospice.org.


American Institute
for Cancer Research

You can never have too many
of spring's greatest gifts in sea-
son, and there are those who
believe that fresh asparagus
and peas are the frontrunners of
our current. season's bounty.
This risotto provides a fresh
and different context for the
newly-harvested vegetables we
want to indulge in repeatedly.
Risotto, traditionally made
from Arborio rice, resembles no
other rice dish. The high-starch
kernels of this Italian-grown
grain are shorter and fatter
than any other short-grain rice,
and its increased starch lends
this classic dish its. requisite
creamy texture.
Risotto takes more hands-on
preparation than most .other
rice dishes because the cook
must attend to it from begin-
ning to end, slowly stirring in
the ingredients including the
liquid, as the rice cooks. The
result, however, is a lusciously
creamy dish that cooks consider
well worth the extra effort.
More often than not, classic
Italian recipes for risotto call for
a combination of either chicken
or beef broth and wine for the
liquid. This recipe calls for the
more healthful fat-free,
reduced-sodium chicken stock
or broth.
It's important to use a large,
heavy saucepan for risotto and,
unlike the cooking process for
other rices, never cover risotto
while cooking. The best, creami-
est texture is achieved by con-
stant stirring. In this recipe,
yogurt adds creaminess, too.
The end result should be
creamy in consistency, with the
rice kernels tender to the taste
but still a little firm.
This recipe creates a beauti-
ful study in green with the per-


fectly round peas, the luscious
slices of asparagus and the ele-
gant bits of ruffled parsley. Its
health benefits make it an all-
round winner.
Risotto
3 cups fat-free, reduced-sodi-
um chicken stock or broth
1 small green zucchini
squash in 1/2-inch dice
6 thin asparagus stalks, cut
in 1/2-inch pieces, tips reserved
1 medium carrot, halved
lengthwise and thinly-sliced
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped
Spanish onion
1 cup Arborio rice
2 tsp. lemon juice, preferably
fresh
1 small garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup fresh or frozen baby
green peas
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf


parsley
1 tbsp. low-fat yogurt
2 tbsp. grated Parmigiano-
Reggiano cheese
Salt and freshly ground
white pepper
Heat the chicken stock to
boiling. Set it aside.
Place zucchini in a large
bowl. Add asparagus and carrot
and mix in.
Heat oil in deep saucepan
over medium-high heat. Add
onion and saut6 until translu-
cent, about 2 minutes. Mix in
rice until coated with oil and
opaque, about 1 minute. Add
lemon juice, stirring until rice is
almost dry, less than 1 minute.
Mix in garlic and half the
chopped vegetables. Cook one
minute.
Add hot broth, a half-cup at a
time, stirring well after each
addition. Cook, stirring continu-


ally, until rice is almost dry
before adding more broth.
When most of the broth has
been used and rice is almost
done but has a hard core, about
15 to 18 minutes, add remaining
vegetables and parsley. Add the
last of the broth and cook until
rice is tender but still al dente
(offering a slight resistance
when bitten into, but not soft),
about 3 to 4 minutes.
Remove pot from heat. Stir in
yogurt and cheese. Season to
taste with salt and pepper.
Serve immediately.
Makes 5 servings.
Per serving: 207 calories, 4 g.
total fat (less than 1 g. saturat-
ed fat), 37 g. carbohydrate, 8 g.
protein, 3 g. dietary fiber, 366
mg. sodium.


Risotto


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Children and Anxiety
This workshop will focus on teaching parents and teachers how
to understand children's anxiety disorders. Learn to recognize
symptoms of children's anxiety. Understand the latest techniques
(e.g. progressive muscle relaxation, visual imagery,
hypnotherapy, EMDR, aromatherapy) used to reduce and
stabilize children's anxiety levels.
Date: June 5, 2007 Time: 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
Location: Sweet Center Commons
1201 First St South, Winter Haven
Speaker: Meena Mohan, LCSW, Winter Haven Hospital
Behavioral Health Division

Children and Self Esteem
This workshop will focus on improving children's self-image.
Learn to identify this special group of children who exhibit self-
defeating behaviors. Explore strategies that elevate children's self
esteem and build positive and consistent self- image.
Date: June 19, 2007 Time: 6:30 PM -7:30 PM
Location: Sweet Center Commons
1201 First St South, Winter Haven
Speaker: Meena Mohan, LCSW, Winter Haven Hospital
Behavioral Health Division

Babysitting Training

For young people ages 11-16. Space is limited, so call early. To
register for this class, please call (863) 291-6705.
Date: June 26, 2007
Time: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Location: Regency Medical Center Classroom, Winter Haven
Fee: $30.00 includes course materials, snacks and
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The Polk County Democrat April 26, 2007


Schools & Education


Adams Appointed as New

BartowMiddle Principal


Danny Adams has been
appointed as principal at Bartow
Middle School.
The appointment is scheduled
to take effect July 1.
Adams began his career with
Polk County Schools in 1973 as a
teacher, coach, and later, athletic
director, at Kathleen Middle
School until 1981. He served as a
social studies teacher at
Lakeland (1981-1983), and
Bartow (1983-1984) High
Schools. He later transferred to
Seth McKeel Junior High where
he worked as a guidance coun-
selor until his appointment as
assistant principal there in
March 1986.
He served as assistant princi-
pal from 1987-1989 at Southwest
Middle School in Lakeland, at
Lakeland High from 1989-1993,
and at George Jenkins High from
1993-1996.
Since July 1996 he has served
as assistant principal for


Curriculum at Bartow Middle
School. In 2002-2004 he concur-
rently served as the Director of
Compass Middle Charter School.
Adams is replacing Harry
Williams, who is retiring.


Danny Adams


BUZZ BUZZ Examining tools of the beekeep-
er's trade, Hillcrest students learn about how the


bee industry not only provides honey, but also is
vital to pollination in the citrus industry.


Dr. Wayne Dickens has been
appointed principal at the East
Area Adult School in Auburndale.
Dr. Dickens began his career
with Polk County Schools in 1989
as an alternative education
teacher at the Polk Juvenile
Detention Center. From 1992-
1994 he served at Ridge Career
Center in Winter Haven as an
alternative education teacher.
In 1995 he was appointed as a
math and science teacher at Bill
Duncan Opportunity Center.
Then from 1998-1999 he served
as dean at Westwood Middle
School in Winter Haven.
Dr. Dickens was appointed
assistant principal of administra-
tion at Crystal Lake Middle
School in Lakeland in July 1999
where he served until December
2005.
Since January 2006 he has
served as :assistant director of
curriculum., at ,Traviss Career


The Elementary Music
Showcase will be held Tuesday,
May 1, at 7 p.m. in Florida
Southern College's Branscomb
Auditorium, 111 Lake
Hollingsworth Dr.
There is no charge to attend.
More than 250 elementary music
students from 61 elementary
schools will perform.
Performances include boys and
girls choirs and ensembles by stu-
dents playing recorders, wind
instruments, orffs and melodic
instruments.
Conductors are Dr. David
Brunner, the University of
Central Florida; Jeffrey Clayton
from Jacksonville's Douglas
Anderson School of the Arts;
Marsha Jones from Lakeland's
Sikes Elementary; and Debbie
Fahmie from Osceola County's
Cypress Elementary.
For more information, call 647-


Center in Lakeland.
The approximate salary for
this position is $73,466.
He will be replacing Sallie
Brisbane, who will become direc-
tor of the Collegiate High School
at Polk Community College.


TRICKLE TRICKLE Hillcrest Elementary
fourth-graders experience the water cycle at the
annual Agrifest at the Polk County Agricultural


Center, 1702 U.S. Highway 17-98 South. (Staff
photos by Brett Lowe)


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The fifth annual Book Finals
will be held Thursday, May 3, at
the Jim Miles Professional
Development Center, 5204 U.S.
Highway 98 South, Lakeland.
The Book Bowl features stu-
dent teams from elementary and
middle schools competing by
answering questions about
assigned books on the Sunshine
State Readers List.
There is no charge to attend.
The elementary school finals
begin at 10 a.m. and the middle
school finals begin at 1 p.m.
Schools throughout the county
competed during the 2006-2007
school year for the right to com-
pete in the finals.
For more information, call 647-
4715.


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Florida Southern College will
hold graduation for approximate-
ly 220 seniors on April 28 at 1:30
p.m. in the Jenkins Field House
on the FSC campus.
A morning ceremony for
approximately 62 students from
the Lakeland evening, graduate,
and Orlando programs begins at
10:30 a.m. in Branscomb
Auditorium.
Dr. Lou Saco, chairman and
chief executive officer of the
Watson Clinic and chairman of
the Watson Clinic Foundation,
will deliver the commencement
address during the afternoon cer-
emony.
Saco received his medical
degree from Georgetown
University and his master's
degree in business from the
University of South Florida. In
addition to his duties at the
Watson Clinic, he serves as med-
ical director of the Lakeland
Surgical and Diagnostic Center
and as the team physician for the
Detroit Tigers and Lakeland
Flying Tigers baseball teams.
He is a member of the Florida
Southern College board of
trustees and teaches a pre-med
seminar on topics in medicine at
the college. Saco will receive an
honorary doctor of public service
degree for his dedication to his


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profession and years of service to
the community.
Also to receive an honorary
degree, the doctor of art, is
Madame Shao Fang Sheng,
renowned painter, musician, edu-
cator, former apprentice of Frank
Lloyd Wright, and alumna of
Florida Southern College, where
she studied music and art.
She has taught art at Florida
Southern and the Chautauqua
Summer School, and lectured
extensively on art, interior design
and Chinese cooking throughout
the United States. Her art has
been exhibited in galleries around
the United States, including the
Art Institute of Chicago, the
Metropolitan Museum of Art, and
the Chautauqua Institute.
Lynda Keever, publisher and
chief operating officer of Florida
Trend Magazine, will give the
commencement speech at the
morning graduation ceremony.
Keever is a social sciences gradu-
ate of Florida State University.
A dedicated advocate for a
strong educational system in
Florida, she received the 2004


Liberty Bell Award from the
Independent Colleges &
Universities of Florida for her
contributions to education.
Keever is a member of the
Florida Women's Hall of Fame
and the only woman to serve as
publisher of Florida Trend during
its 48-year history.


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April 26, 2007 The Polk County Democrat


9A


Public No tic


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
OLIVER W. BAUMGARTNER.
Deceased -
File Number
07CP-0867
NQTLCJ.QEjBhaEPITORS/!
RIULCE.QE
\tQ0LGE--_.QE
ADIMNISTRATIOQN
The adiniistiation of the Estate ul Oliver M.
Baumuartner, deceased. File Number 07CP-
0867, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division the address of
which is Polk County Courthoube, Bartow,
Florida 33830. The names and addresses ol the
personal representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below:
ALL CREDITORS AND INTERESTED PER-
SONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this Notice is served
who have objections that challenge the Validity
of the Will dated May 8, 1991, the Codicil dated
March 30, 1998, to the qualifications of the
Personal Representative, venue, or jurisdiction
of this Court are required to file their objections
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after the date of the
first publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF 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, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BF: FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is April 23, 2007.
Co-Personal Representative
Paul F. Baumgartner, 10 Alton Way, W.
Henrietta, NY 14685
Richard W. Baumgartner, 3 Dale Road,
Meredith, NH 03253
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Jon Harl
146 Avenue B, NW
Winter Haven, Florida 33881
(863)293-3183
Florida Bar No. 210994
Attorney for Personal Representative
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1315

IN ;HE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FRANCES I. HORN
Deceased.
File No.
07CP-0898
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of FRANCES
I. HORN, deceased, whose date of death was
March 24, 2007, and whose Social Security
Number is 308-26-6980, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Post Office Box 9000.
CC-4. Bartow FL 33831. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL HE IFOi-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME Pt'EHIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
April 26. 2007.
Personal Representative:
JANAT A. WILCOX
986 Bass Court
Venice, Florida 34293
941-493-2442
STANLEY WINES BENNETT & HELMS. P.A.
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 0190721
BY: BARRY W. BENNETT
PO. Box 860
Winter Haven, FL 33882
Telephone: 863/299-1263
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1317

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION .
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WALTER EMILE CONANT
Deceased.
File No.:
07CP-0789
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Walter
Emile Conant, deceased, whose date of death
was August 21, 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. 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 26, 2007.
Personal Representative:
Carole Conant
1149 Shady Cove East
Haines City, Florida 33844
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Robert D. Hines, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 0413550
Hines, Norman, Hines PL.
315 South Hyde Park Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33606
Telephone: (813) 251-8659
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1307

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.
Plaintiff,
vs.
GINA D. CRAWFORD A/K/A CINA CRAW-
FORD, and- any unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons
or unknown spouses claiming by, through iand
under airy of the above-named D.'fendanltu,
Defendants.
/CASE NO.:
CASE NO.:


53-2006-CA-5108-WH-11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
will on the 10L day of May_2007, at 9:00
o'clock A.M., at the Jury Lounge, Second floor,
255 N. Broadway in Bartow, Florida 33830 offer
lor sale and sell at public outcry to the highest
and best bidder for cash, the following-
described property situate in Polk County,
Florida:
LOT 14, BLOCK C OF RICHLAND
MANOR UNIT NUMBER THREE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 42, PAGE 47,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a
case pending in said Court, the style of


which is indicated above.
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 neces-
;uy. the Cleik will post a "Notice of Change"
al the sale location directing the bidders to
the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to 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
Service 800-955-8770.
WITNESS rn hand and official seal of said
Court this 17_nL day of April. 2007.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Lori Armiio
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1287

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE. FORFEITURE OF:
ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-
FIVE AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($1,135.00)
UNITED STATES CURRENCY
CASE NO.: 2007CA-1975
SECTION: 08
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS
Richard W. Murphy
106 Jana Circle
Auburndale, Florida 33823
ANP ALL OTHER PERSONS who claim an
interest in the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sheriff of Polk
County, Florida, ("Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture proceedings pursuant
to Sections 932.701-707, Florida Statutes, in
regard to the above-described property
("Captioned Property").
1. Captioned Property was seized in or near
Auburndale, in Polk County, Florida on or about
March 8, 2007, by the Polk County Sheriff's
Office and Captioned Property is presently in the
custody of the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide lien holder, or
person in possession of the property at the time
of seizure has the right to request an adversari-
al preliminary hearing from the Tenth Judicial
Circuit Court to determine whether probable
cause exists to believe that Captioned Property
has been or is being used in violation of the
Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act.
3. A Complaint seeking forfeiture of Captioned
Property was filed in the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County on
or about April 13, 2007.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct
copy of the foregoing was furnished to the
addressee(s) herein this 13th day of April. 2007.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK, ESQUIRE
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6351
Florida Bar #0553247
Apr. 26, May 5, 2007-1288
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., SUCCES-
SOR BY REASON OF MERGER WITH CITIFI-
NANCIAL SERVICES, INC. 344, LLC, SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER TO ASSOCIATES
FINANCIAL SERVICES OF AMERICA, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOE L. STANDLEY; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF JOE L. STANDLEY; IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEN-
DANTS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
FHE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CRED-
ITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
,OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFEN-
DANT(S); GREAT LAKES COLLECTION
BUREAU, INC. A/K/A GLCB, INC.; WHETHER
DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING,
TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT
1#2; UNKNOWN TENANT #3; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #4
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
07-CA-0624-SEC 11
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit
Court of Polk County, Florida, I will sell to the
property situate in Polk County, .Florida,
described as:
PARCEL 1: LOT 26, BLOCK H, PALMA
CEIA COURT, ACCORDING TO PLAT THERE-
OF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE
29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PARCEL 2: THE WEST 50 FEET OF LOT 1,
BLOCK H, C.L. MITCHELL'S ADDITION TO
THE CITY OF FORT MEADE, FLORIDA,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN DEED BOOK F, PAGE 45, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 646 WHITEHURST STREET, LAKE-
LAND, FL 33805
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, at the Jury Lounge, Second Floor,
Polk County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida at 9:00
o'clock A.M., or as soon thereafter 9:00
A.M., the 11th day of May, 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
11th day of April, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1292

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. F/K/A NATIONS-
BANK, N.A.,
Plaintif ,
vs.
IHO-IMAS W MILLS AKA THOMAS MILLS, ET
AL.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2007-CA-873


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 9.
2007, and entered in Case No. 53-2007-CA-
873, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Polk County, Florida, wherein
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. F/K/A NATIONS-
BANK, N.A. is a Plaintiff, and THOMAS W
MILLS AKA THOMAS MILLS; MELISSA J
MILLS, UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN
TENANT #2; are the Defendants. I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at Polk County
Courthouse Jury Lounge, Second Floor, 255 N.
Broadway, Bartow, Fl, at 09:00 AM on May 11.
2007, the following described property as set


forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOTS 1 AND 3, BLOCK A, ORANGE PARK
ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
40, PAGE 11, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis 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 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 10th day of April, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Lori Armiio
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1293


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10th JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
FIRST HORIZON HOME LOAN CORPORA-
TION,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
KEVIN D. DIXON; REBECCA DIXON; 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 INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
2007-CA-000177
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
Aoril 9. 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 2007-
CA-000117 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for POLK County, BAR-
TOW, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at THE JURY LOUNGE, SEC-
OND FLOOR at the POLK County Courthouse
located at 255 N Broadway Ave. in Bartow,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 11th day of May,
2007 the following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 19, OF PLANTATION RIDGE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 81, PAGE 37,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
Splus 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 10th day of April. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1296

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TERRANCE WILSON A/K/A TERRANCE WIL-
SON, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2006-CA-005301-0000-WH
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 5lt day
of April 2007, and entered in Case No. 53-
2006-CA-005301-0000-WH, of the Circuit Court
of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Polk
County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO
BANK, N.A. AS TRUSTEE is the Plaintiff and
TERRANCE WILSON A/K/A TERRANCE WIL-
SOIN; UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE
1609 GOODYEAR AT LAKE CRYSTAL
HEIGHTS TRUST DATED 17-AUGUST-2005;
CHARLENE WILSON; G. OROPEZA,
TRUSTEE OF THE 1609 GOODYEAR AT LAKE
CRYSTAL HEIGHTS TRUST DATED 17-
AUGUST-2005; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash
at the JURY LOUNGE, SECOND FLOOR,
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255 N
BROADWAY, BARTOW, FLORIDA (ENTRY ON
CHURCH STREET), at the Polk County
Courthouse, in BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on the 10th day of May. 2007, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 2, BLOCK C, OF LAKE CRYSTAL.
HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT'
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 7, PAGE 27, 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 JurV 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 6th day of April. 207.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo


Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1278


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
Everhome Mortgage Company,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
Jannat Rahman and Badal Rahman, her hus-
band; Lake Meadows Homeowners Association,
Inc.
DEFENDANTS.
CASE# 2007CA-0003321
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
April 5. 2007, entered in Civil Case No. 2007CA-
0003321 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for POLK County, Florida,
wherein Everhome Mortgage Company, Plaintiff
and Jannat Rahman and Badal Rahman, her
husband are defendantss, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY
LOUNGE, SECOND FLOOR, POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 255 NORTH BROADWAY
AVENUE, BARTOW, FLORIDA, AT 9:00 AM,
MAIN ENTRANCE IS ON CHURCH STREET,
NO ENTRY AVAILABLE ON BROADWAY
AVENUE. May 10, 2007, the following described
property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 4, LAKE MEADOWS, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 130, PAGES 39 AND 40, 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 Polk County Courthouse locat-
ed 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.
DATED at BARTOW, Florida, this 6th day of
April. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1284

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
S.T.A.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 05/14/2007, 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.
1995 HONDA
VIN# JHMCD5631SC034870
April 26, 2007-1274

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RAYMOND S. MICHAEL, SR.,
Deceased.
File No.
07-CP-0755
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of RAY-
MOND S. MICHAEL, SR., deceased, whose
date of death was March 20 2007 and whose
Social Security Number is 378-26-7674, is
pending in the Circuit Court for iPlk County,
Florida, Probate Division: the address of which
is P.O..Box 9000, Drawer CC-4 Bartow. FL
33831. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice has
been served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED 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 19. 2007.
Personal Representative:
DANNY E. MICHAEL
4769 Megan Court
Mobile, AL 36619
TROIANO & ROBERTS, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Representative
317 SOUTH TENNESSEE AVENUE
LAKELAND, FL 33801-4617
Telephone: (863) 686-7136
Florida Bar No. 0221864
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1228


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DEAN W. WILHITE A/K/A DEAN MATTHEW
WILHITE, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006-CA-004892 04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 3!L
day of April. 2007, and entered in Case No.
2006-CA-004892 04, of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein WASHINGTON MUTUAL
BANK, FA is the Plaintiff and DEAN W. WILHITE
A/K/A DEAN MATTHEW WILHITE; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DEAN W. WILHITE A/K/A DEAN


MATTHEW WILHITE; 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 N
BROADWAY, BARTOW, FLORIDA (ENTRY ON
CHURCH STREET), at the Polk County
Courthouse, in BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on the 4th. day of May,.200Z, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 74, TANAMORA, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 88, PAGE 47, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.


TOGETHER WITH A 2005 DYST DOU-
BLEWIDE MOBILE HOME WITH VIN#'S
H818222GR AND H818222GL
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 4th day of April, 200.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1210


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CLAIMS DIVISION
JOHN GRIEGER, JR. INC. d/b/a PLANTATION
WHOLESALE FURNISHINGS C/O Robert H.
Grizzard, II, P.A.
P.O. Box 992
Lakeland, Florida 33802,
vs.
THE LAKES MOBILE HOME PARK, LLC C/O
JOHN G. REAMER, JR. Reg. Agent
3022 Club Drive
Destin, Florida 32550,
CASE NO.
53-2006SC-007266-0000-LK
NOTICE OF ACTION
SERVICE BY PUBLICATION
TO: THE LAKES MOBILE HOME PARK, LLC
C/O JOHN G. REAMER, JR., Reg. Agent
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to
it on ROBERT H. GRIZZARD, II, P.A., Plaintiff's
Attorney, whose address is 120 Pine Street,
Post Office Box 992, Lakeland, Florida 33802-
0992, on or before May 14, 2007, 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.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this court on
the 5th day of April, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By: /s/ Jessica Rayleen
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 10, 2006-1205


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BETTY C. MARSHALL alkla BETTY NELLIE
MARSHALL,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
07CP-0795
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of BETTY C.
MARSHALL a/k/a BETTY NELLIE MAR-
SHALL, deceased, File, No. .07CP-0795, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which
is Post Office Box 9000, Bartow, Florida 33831-
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, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this
notice is served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBUCA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is Aoril 19. 2007.
Personal Representative:
PAULA ROBYN CARMICHAEL
6103 Kittiwake Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33809
Attorney for Personal Representative:
ABEL A. PUTNAM of
Florida Bar No. 024090
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON, P.A.
Post Office Box 3545
Lakeland, Florida 33802
Telephone: 863/682-1178
Attorney for Petitioner
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1243


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
PATRICIA F. VOGT A/K/A PATRICIA J. VOGT
Deceased.
File No.
07CP-0539
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of Patricia F.
Vogt a/k/a Patricia J. Vogt, deceased, File
Number 07CP-0539, 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 33830-9000. The estate is
testate and the will is dated March 31,1998. The
names and addresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this notice Is served
who have objections that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications of the personal rep-
resentative, venue, or jurisdiction of this'Court
are required to file their objections with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice is served within three
months after the date of the first publication of
this notice must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-


TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
Any person who may be entitled to exempt
property under S.732.402, Florida Statutes will
be deemed to have waived their rights to claim
that property as exempt property unless a peti-
tion for determination of exempt property is filed
by such persons or on their behalf on or before
the later of the date that is four months after the
date of service of a copy of the notice of admin-
istration on such persons or the date that is 40
days after the date of termination of any pro-
ceedings involving the construction, admission
to probate, or validity of the will or involving any
other matter affecting any part of the exempt


property.
An election to take an elective share must be
filed on or before the earlier of the date that is six
months after the date of service of a copy of the
notice of administration on the surviving spouse,
or an attomey in fact or a guardian of the prop-
erty of the surviving spouse, or the date that is
two years after the date of the decedent's death.
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, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is April 19, 2007.
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
WILLIAM H. VOGT
354 NORTH 7TH STREET
SURF CITY, NJ 08008
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESEN-.
TATIVE
JOHN G. WOOD, JR.
ATTORNEY FOR PETITIONER
FLORIDA BAR NO.: 249890
3601 CYPRESS GARDENS ROAD
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33884
(863) 324-9663
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1242


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
FAMILY LAW DIVISION
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF:
JOHN D. STACEY,
Husband,
and
EMMA S. STACEY A/K/A EMMA MARIE STAN-
LEY,
Wife,
and
ALICE O. STANLEY,
Third Party Defendant.
CASE NO.:
2007-DR-0243
Section No.: 05
AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DIS-
SOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: ALICE O. STANLEY, Third Party
Defendant, last known address, Theme World,
2727 Frontage Road, Davenport, Florida
33837 or Post Office Box 2021 Aubumdale,
Florida 33823
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolu-
tion of marriage and custody of minor child, Alice
Rose Tennielle Stacey, under the laws of the
State of Florida has been filed against you and
that you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on Clinton Curtis,
the Husband's attorney, whose address is PO.
Drawer 7608, Winter Haven, Florida 33883-
7608, on or May 23, 2007, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court, whose physical
address is 255 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida
33830, and whose mailing address is Post
Office Box 9000, Drawer CC1, Bartow, FL
33831-9000, either before service on Husband's
attorney or immediately thereafter. If you fail to
do so, a default may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Petition.
Copies of all court documents in this case,
including orders, are available at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office. You may review
these documents upon requests.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in
this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on
record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law
Rules of Procedure, requires certain auto-
matic disclosure of documents and informa-
tion. Failure to comply can result in sanc-
tions, Including dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
DATED April 17, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
AS CLERK OF THE COURT
By: /s/ Mary Stevens
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 10, 2007-1241


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
FAMILY LAW DIVISION
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF:
JOHN D. STACEY,
Husband,
and
EMMA S. STACEY A/K/A EMMA MARIE STAN-
LEY,
Wife,
and
ALICE O. STANLEY,
Third Party Defendant.
CASE NO.:
2007-DR-0243
Section No.: 05
AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DIS-
SOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: EMMA S. STACEY A/K/A EMMA MARIE
STANLEY, Wife, last known address, Theme
World, 2727 Frontage Road, Davenport,
Florida 33837 or Post Office Box 2021
Aubumdale, Florida 33823
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for dissolu-
tion of marriage and custody of minor child, Alice
Rose Tennielle Stacey, under the laws of the
State of Florida has been filed against you and
that you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on Clinton Curtis,
the Husband's attorney, whose address is P.O.
Drawer 7608, Winter Haven, Florida 33883-
7608, on or May 23, 2007, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court, whose physical
address is 255 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida
33830, and whose mailing address is Post
Office Box 9000, Drawer CC1, Bartow, FL
33831-9000, either before service on Husband's
attorney or immediately thereafter. If you fail to
do so, a default may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Petition.
Copies of all court documents in this case,
Including orders, are available at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office. You may review
these documents upon requests.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers In
this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on
record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law
Rules of Procedure, requires certain auto-
matic disclosure of documents and Informa-
tion. Failure to comply can result In sanc-
tions, Including dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
DATED April 17, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
AS CLERK OF THE COURT
By: s/ Mary Stevens
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 10, 2007-1240


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
FAITH VONHEGEL, ET AL,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-2007CA-001270
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: FAITH VONHEGEL AND THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF FAITH VONHEGEL, MARY D.
ABBOTT AND THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MARY D. ABBOTT whose residence is 3
ROSEWOOD DR., DAVENPORT, FL 33837
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 69, BLOCK B, WELLINGTON PHASE
II, ACCORDING TOT HE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 106,
PAGES 24-25 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 21. 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 13th day of April,
2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ ULina Aguilar
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1239


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
FAITH VONHEGEL, ET AL,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-2007CA-001287
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: FAITH VONHEGEL AND THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF FAITH VONHEGEL, MARY D.
ABBOTT AND THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF.
MARY D. ABBOTT whose residence is 3
ROSEWOOD DR., DAVENPORT, FL 33837
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 69, BLOCK B, WELLINGTON PHASE
II, ACCORDING TOT HE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 106,
PAGES 24-25 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 21. 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 13th day of Apl,
2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Una Aouilar
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
Apr. 19, 26,-2007-1238


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
LASALLE BANK MIDWEST, N.A. F/K/A STAN-
DARD FEDERAL BANK, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO STANDARD FEDERAL BANK,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
JADA D. BOSLEY, ET AL,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
2007CA-927
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: WAYNE BOSLEY A/K/A THOMAS WAYNE
BOSLEY AND THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
WAYNE BOSLEY A/K/A THOMAS WAYNE
BOSLEY
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:
LOT 18 OF LANIER HILLS, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 85, PAGES 27 AND 28, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUN-
TY, 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 23. 2007
(no later than 30 days from the date of the first
publication of this notice of action) and file the
original with the clerk of this court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or 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 13th day of April,
2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1236


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-


CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
NICHOLAS WINKLEMAN, ET AL,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-2007CA-000557
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: NICHOLAS WINKLEMAN AND
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NICHOLAS WIN-
KLEMAN
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:
LOT 2, BLOCK 1089, POINCIANA, NEIGH-
BORHOOD 4, VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 53, PAGES 4 THROUGH
18, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against 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 21. 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 13th day of April,
2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: s/ Lina Aguilar
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1237


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MYRTLE NEEL BELL,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
07CP-0824
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MYRTLE
NEEL BELL, deceased, whose date of death
was March 15, 2007, File Number 07CP-0824,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which
is Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
FL 33831-9000. The names and addresses of
the Personal Representatives and the Personal
Representatives' attorney, are set forth below.
The Estate is Intestate.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All persons on whom this Notice is served
who have objections that challenge the validity
of Will, the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or'jurisdiction of this
Court are required to file their objections with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THFR-i ATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A.
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after the date of the
first publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR;
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF 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 THET FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is April 19, 2007.
Doreen Bell Neumann
Personal Representative
3611 Jade Lane
Mulberry, FL 33860
J. Scott Reed
Attorney for the Estate
P.O. Box 2866
2012 South Florida Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 680-2222
Florida Bar No. 0124699
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1231


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALDA DAJSY SHIPP KRUHM,-a/k/a ALDA
HOBBS KRUHM
Deceased.
FILE NO.
07CP-000424-0000-XX
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered in
the estate of ALDA DAISY SHIPP KRUHM,
a/Ik/a ALDA HOBBS KRUHM, deceased, File
Number 07CP-000424-0000-XX; by the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division;
the address of which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
No. CC4, Bartow, Florida 33831-9000; that the
decedent's date of death was July 6, 2005; that
the total value of the estate is $7,500.00 and
that the names and addresses of those to whom
Sit has been assigned by such order are:
Judith S. Estes, 1011 Streaker Road,
Sykesville, MD 21784
Karen S. Wolfe, Black Spruce Lane,
Sykesville, MD 21784
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims with the 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 within
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.-
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MOREWAFTER Tt E.,. EI
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH 'IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is April 19. 2007.
JUDITH S. ESTES


1011 Streaker Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
Attorney for Persons Giving Notice:
DEBRA L. CLINE, ESQUIRE
Attorney for Petitioner
Florida Bar No. 0252735
Peterson & Myers, P.A.
P.O. Drawer 7608
Winter Haven, FL 33881
(863) 294-3360
Apr' 19, 26, 2007-1230


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
R-G CROWN BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CLIFFORD WAYNE; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CLIFFORD WAYNE; WAYNE
SHAW; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
WAYNE SHAW; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S), 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;
BAHAMA BAY CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH
ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID
DEFENDANTS) AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendantss.
CASE NO.
2007-CA-001757
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CLIFFORD WAYNE; THE' UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CLIFFORD WAYNE; WAYNE
SHAW; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WAYNE
SHAW; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S), 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:
CONDOMINIUM UNIT NO. 27203, BAHAMA
BAY PHASE 27, A CONDOMINIUM, ACCORD-
ING TO THE DECLARATION THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK
5169, PAGE 1306 AND AS RECORDED IN
CONDOMINIUM PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 24,
BOTH OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A: 907 GRAN BAHAMA BLVD #27203,
DAVENPORT, FL 33897
If you fall 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.
Witness my hand and seal of this court of the
13th day of.April, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Xochitl Munoz
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1232


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
AVELO MORTGAGE, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ALFONSO GALLEGO; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ALFONSO GALLEGO; IF LIV-
ING, 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; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC., AS NOMINEE FOR DHI MORTGAGE
COMPANY LTD.; SANDY RIDGE HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION OF POLK COUN-
TY, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH
ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID
DEFENDANTS) AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
2007-CA-001603
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ALFONSO GALLEGO; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ALFONSO GALLEGO; IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND
IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES,
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTS)
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 87, SANDY RIDGE PHASE 1,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 124, PAGES 39
THROUGH 47, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A: 200 RIDGEMONT COURT, DAVEN-
PORT, FL 33896
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.
Witness my hand and seal of this court of the
16th day of April, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
.CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Lina Auilar
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1233


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS REALTY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOANN DENSON, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2007CA-000771-0000-WH-SEC 08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES,
DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE
OF BARBARA ANN DENSON, DECEASED
Last Known Address: Unknown
Attempted at: 932 Augusta Street, Lakeland,
FL 33805
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
described property:
LOTS 15, 16, BLOCK "C", ORANGE
HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, IN LAKELAND,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 17, 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
21. 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 16th day of April. 2007.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By s/ Lina Aguilar
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1234


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
PATRICIA E. BARTOLONE
Deceased.
File No.:
07-CP-0818
Division: PROBATE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of PATRICIA
E. BARTOLONE, deceased, File Number
07CP-0818, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, Florida 33830. The names and address-
es of the personal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice has
been served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS 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, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
April 19. 2007.
Personal Representative:
Unda Mio Bartolo
Evertisto Mio Bartolo
32 Organ Crescent
Hamilton, Ontario L8T 1Y6
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Scott J. Leitten
Block & Colucci, P.A.
1001 N. U.S. Highway One, Suite 400
Jupiter, Florida 33477
Telephone: (561) 747-0110
Florida Bar No.: 990302
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1225


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR
GRP/AG REAL ESTATE ASSET TRUST 2004-
2,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SCOTT E. WEYMER, et al.,
Defendants.
Case No.
53-2006-CA-003554-0000-WH Sec 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
Including Award of Attorneys' Fees and Costs
dated December 15, 2006, entered in Case No.
53-2006-CA-003554-0000-WH Sec 11 of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida, wherein WELLS
FARGO BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR GRP/AG REAL
ESTATE ASSET TRUST 2004-2 is the Plaintiff
and SCOTT E. WEYMER and WEYMER,
unknown spouse of SCOTT E. WEYMER, if
married; CARMELO FIGUEROA TORRES;
FCCI INSURANCE COMPANY, a Florida cor-
poration, f/k/a FCCI MUTUAL INSURANCE
COMPANY; DUGGER INVESTMENT COMPA-
NY, INC., a Florida corporation, d/b/a Haven
Building Products; POLK COUNTY; CLERK OF
COURTS, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA; JOHN
DOE and JANE DOE is/are Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at
Jury Lounge, Second Floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Polk County, Florida in the City of Bartow,
Florida at 9:00 o'clock A.M., on Friday, the 4th
day of May. 2007, the following described prop-
erty, as set forth In said Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure Including Award of
Attorneys' Fees and Costs, to wit:
Lot 52, SUGAR CREEK SUBDIVISION,


unrecorded, described as: Commencing at
the NE corner of Section 28, Township 28
South, Range 25 East, Polk County, Florida,
run on an assumed bearing of due South
along the East boundary thereof 1880.0
feet; thence North 89 degrees 45 minutes
West 955.0 feet to the Point of Beginning;
thence continue North 89 degrees 45 min-
utes West along the North line of Quallwood
Drive 100.0 feet; thence North 220.0 feet;
thence South 89 degrees 45 minutes East
100.0 feet; thence South 220.0 feet to the
Point of Beginning.
All sales.are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse


located at 255 North Broadway Avenue,
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 4th day of April. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS, Clerk
By: /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 19,26, 2007-1207


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10th JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
BOBBY L. LISBON, JR.; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF BOBBY L. LISBON, JR. IF ANY; ANY AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THEHEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO
BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; BOBBY
L. LISBON, SR.; LENA RUTH LISBON; CITY
OF LAKELAND, FLORIDA; JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
2007CA-000248
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
April 3. 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 2007CA-
000248 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 locat-
ed at 255 N Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Florida, at
9:00 a.m. on the 4th day of May. 2007 the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in said.
Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 19, 20,21 AND 22, BLOCK 1 OF MID
PARK HEIGHTS, A SUBDIVISION OF
LAKELAND, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14, PAGE
33, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any. other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis Den-
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 4th day of April. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Is/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1208

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10th JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
LASALLE BANK NATIONALASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE UNDER THE TRUST AGREEMENT
FOR THE STRUCTURED ASSET INVEST-
MENT LOAN TRUST SERIES 2004-7,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
QUINTON C. ANDERSON A/K/A QUINTON
ANDERSON; AMY ANDERSON; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; FAIRWAY OAKS
ASSOCIATION, INC.; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
2006-CA-005080
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
April 2. 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 2006-
CA-005080 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for POLK County, BAR-
TOW, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at THE JURY LOUNGE, SEC-
OND FLOOR at the POLK County Courthouse
located at 255 N Broadway Ave. in Bartow,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd day of May.
2007Z the following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 70, FAIRWAY OAKS FIRST ADDI-
TION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 97, PAGE 43, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale. if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis 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 5~ day of April. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lorl Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1212

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


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GULFSTAR FUNDING, INC., a Florida corpora-,
tion,
Plaintiff
vs.
EG&S BUILDERS, INC., a Florida corporation,
and KNOWN AND UNKNOWN
TENANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2006-CA-001643-0000-WH
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated this 30th day of
March, 2007, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in the Jury Lounge on the
Second Floor of the Polk County Courthouse,
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Polk County, Florida at 9:00 a.m. on May 4,
2007, the following described property:
LOT 4, BLOCK 3, OF HAMILTON ADDI-
TION TO THE CITY OF BARTOW,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 32, PAGE 13,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 1775 Hamilton Street East, Bartow,
Polk County, Florida
Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file
a claim within 60 days.after the sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Florida. Please note that the main entrance is
located on Church Street. No entry is possible
from Broadway Avenue. In the event any tem-
porary change is necessary, the Clerk will post a
"Notice of Change" at the sale location directing
the bidders to the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability who needs

any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain assistance. Please
contact the Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED this 3rd day of April. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armiio
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1215


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
"CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR GSAA HOME EQUI-
TY TRUST 2006-8,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSEPH L. BROWN and MANDY S. BROWN,
his wife, et al.,
Defendants.
Case No.
53-2006-CA-003733-0000-WH
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
Including Award of Attorneys' Fees and Costs
dated April 3, 2007, entered in Case No. 53-
2006-CA-003733-0000-WH of the Circuit Court
of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Polk-
County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANKE
NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE
FOR GSAA HOME EQUITY TRUST 2006-8 is
the Plaintiff and JOSEPH L. BROWN and
MANDY S. BROWN, his wife; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC., acting solely as nominee for COUNTRY-
WIDE HOME LOANS, INC.; COPPER RIDGE
POINTE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.,
a Florida corporation; COPPER RIDGE MAS-
TER ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida corpora-
tion; JOHN DOE and JANE DOE is/are
Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash, at Jury Lounge, Second Floor,
Polk County Courthouse, 255 N. Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Polk County, Florida in the City
of Bartow, Florida at 9:00 o'clock A.M., on
Wednesday, the 2nd day of May 2007, the fol-
lowing described property, as set forth in said
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
Including Award of Attorneys' Fees and Costs, to
wit:
Lot 50, COPPER RIDGE POINTE, accord-
ing to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 126, Pages 22 and 23, 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 4th day of April. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS, Clerk
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1189




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Public Notices


The Polk County Democrat


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10th JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERI-
CAS FORMERLY KNOWN AS BANKER'S
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE AND CUS-
TODIAN,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
JOSE MARIA COBOS-MUENTAS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JOSE MARIA COBOS-MUENTAS
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; SUN-
SET RIDGE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC.; FLORIDA MASONRY DESIGNS, INC.;
G.P. RHINO GATES AND DOORS; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
2006-CA-005159 SEC 4
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
April 3. 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 006-CA-
005159 SEC 4 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for POLK County, BAR-
TOW, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at THE JURY LOUNGE, SEC-
OND FLOOR at the POLK County Courthouse
located at 255 N Broadway Ave. in Bartow,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 3rd day of May. 2007
the following described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 136, SUNSET RIDGE PHASE 2,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 126, PAGES
36 THROUGH 41, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis 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 4th day of April. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:-/s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1193


Clerk of the Circuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
will on the 2nd day of May 2007, at 9:00
o'clock A.M., at the Jury Lounge, Second floor,
255 N. Broadway in Bartow, Florida 33830 offer
for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest
and best bidder for cash, the following-
described property situate in Polk County,
Florida:
All the following Piece, Parcel, Lot and
Tract of land situate, lying and being in
the West 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 of the
Southwest 1/4 of Section 23, Township
29 South, Range 27 East, in the County of
Polk and State of Florida, known as Lot 1,.
Block 31, MOUNTAIN LAKE, and more
particularly described as follows:
Beginning for the same at a stake set
590.35 feet North and 19.98 feet East of
stone monument marking the Southwest
corner of Section 23; and running thence
North 361 feet to a stake set at the South
side of a road 50 feet wide; thence, along
the South side of said road, North 89 deg.
18'05" East 287 feet to a stake marking a
point of curve to the right whose radius
is 94.92 feet and the direction of whose
radius at that point is South 41'55" East;
thence, still along the South side of said
road (and following the arc of said curve)
75.71 feet to a stake; thence along the
Southwesterly side of said road, South
45 deg East 68.79 feet to a stake marking
a point of curve to the right whose radius
is 962.62 feet and the direction of whose
radius at that point is South 45 deg West;
thence, still along the Southwesterly side
of said road and following the arc of said
curve, 344.24 feet to a stake; and thence
South 89 deg. 22'10" West 599.29 feet to
the place of beginning.
pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a
case pending in said Court, the style of
which is indicated above.
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 notethat tht e main
entrance is located on Church Street. No
entry is possible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary change is neces-
sary, the Clerk will post a "Notice of Change"
at the sale location directing the bidders to
the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to 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
Service 800-955-8770.
WITNESS my hand and official seal of said
Court this 4t_ day of April. 2007.
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Lori Armiio
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1199


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, SUCCESSOR
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n-VIEl-tn run n-1neIurE uIO I lniEui LLOU,
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10th.JUDI- AS SERVICE FOR BANKAMERICA HOUS-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, ING SERVICES, A DIVISION OF BANK OF
FLORIDA AMERICA, FSB,
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION Plaintiff,
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERkI,.,vs.
CAS FORMERLY KNOWN AS BANKER'S MELISA A. WILLIAMS; THE UNKNOWN
TRUST COMPANY,-AS TRUSTEE AND CUS- SPOUSE OF MELISA A. WILLIAMS; IF LIVING,
TODIAN, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
PLAINTIFF SAID DEFENDANTS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF
VS. DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
W. DENNIS MADDOX A/K/A WALLACE D. HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
MADDOX; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF W. DEN- CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES,
NIS MADDOX A/K/A WALLACE D. MADDOX IF AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
CLAIMING, AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, NAMED DEFENDANTSS; MELISA A.
UNDER OR AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED WILLIAMS AS PLENARY GUARDIAN OF THE
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT PERSON AND PROPERTY OF ELLIS FRA-
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER ZIER; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENT-
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN LY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
KENDRA L. MADDOX A/K/A KENDRA MAD- PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
DOX; PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FEDERAL CRED- OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS;
IT UNION; STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPART- UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT
MENT OF REVENUE;. CITIFINANCIAL, INC.; #2;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN Defendant(s).


TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
2006-CA-005003
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
April 3, 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 2006-
CA-005003 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for POLK County, BAR-
TOW, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at THE JURY LOUNGE, SEC-
OND FLOOR at the POLK County Courthouse
located at 255 N Broadway Ave. in Bartow,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 3rd day of May. 2007
the following described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 11 OF UNRECORDED PLAT
DESCRIBED AS: THE EAST 165 FEET OF
THE WEST 1155 FEET OF THE SOUTH
660 FEET OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4
OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 27 SOUTH,
RANGE 26 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, LYING SOUTH AND WEST OF THE
STATE ROAD S-17.
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-
tabt 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 4th day of April. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
jBy: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1195

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, AS TRUSTEE
Plaintiff,
vs.
NORMA LOPEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
NORMA LOPEZ; MOUNTAIN LAKE CORPO-
RATION; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR
STONECREEK FUNDING CORPORATION,
and any unknown heirs, devisees, g/antees,
creditors, and other unknown persons or
unknown spouses claiming by, through and
uhder any of the above-named Defendants,
Defendants.

CASE NO.:
53-2006-CA-3274-WH-8
NOTICE OF FORECL OSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned


CASE NO.
53-2005-CA-002725-0000-00-SEC 08
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 irr Polk County, Florida,
described as:
THE WEST 100.0 FEET OF THE EAST
225.0 FEET OF THE NORTH 65.0 FEET OF
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4
OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 14,
TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
AND
THE WEST 100 FEET OF THE EAST 225
FEET OF 'IHE SOUTH 58.0 FEET OF THE
NORTH 123 FEET OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF
THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF
THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST
1/4 OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTH,
RANGE 23 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
AND
THE SOUTH 25 FEET OF THE NORTH 90
FEET OF THE EAST 125 FEET OF THE
SOUTH 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4
OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 14,
TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA; LESS THE EAST
25 FEET THEREOF.
To include a:
1997 WEXFORD MOBILE HOME; VIN
10L25393 and TITLE# 74596837
A/K/A 5449 LILLY ROAD, LAKELAND, FL
33811
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder,
for cash, at the Jury Lounge, Second Floor,
Polk County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida at 9:00
o'clock A.M., or as soon thereafter 9:00
A.M., the 2nd day of May, 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 Chance" 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.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Lori Armilo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1202

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK


COUNTY, FLORIDA
MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
Plaintiff,
v.
ILENE G. RODRIGUEZ, an unremarried widow;
TENANT f1; TENANT #2; AND ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER'SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2007CA-001422-0000-00
SECTION 11
NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFEN-
DANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS*
*Current Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following real property
in Polk County, Florida:
Beginning at the Southwest corner of Lot
47 of unrecorded Dawn Heights Unit One,
said Lot 47 being more particularly
described as: Lot 47 Unit One of the
unrecorded plat of Dawn Heights, more
particularly described as follows: The
North 132.0 feet of the South 207.815 feet
of the West 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 of the
Southwest 1/4 of Section 26, Township
28 South, Range 24 East, LESS AND
EXCEPT the West 330 feet thereof, ALSO
LESS AND EXCEPT the North 25.0 feet of
the West 25.00 feet thereof for road right
'of way; from said point of beginning, run
thence North along the West line of said
Lot 47 a distance of 107.00 feet to the
Northwest corner of said Lot 47; thence
run South 89"53'20" East along the North
line thereof 162.78 feet; thence run South
09 36'30" East 59.88 feet; thence run
South 11"50'24" West 49.00 feet to the
South line of said Lot 47; thence run
North 89"53'20" West along said South
line 162.72 feet to the point of beginning.
Together with that certain Doublewide
Mobile Home described as a 1988 Green
with VIN Numbers FLFLH32A09389GH
and FLFLH32B09389GH and title num-
bers 45420906 and 45420907, which is
being purchased with the land and
described as real property.
has been filed against you in the Circuit
Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for
Polk County, Florida, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses to
it, if any, to:
GREGORY A. SANOBA, ESQUIRE
SANOBA & SANOBA, P.A.
114 East Edgewood Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33803e4015
on or before May 14. 2007, 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 or
Petition.
WITNESS my hand and Seal of this Court on
April 6. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ Lina Aquilar
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1211


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
BERTON CRARY a/k/a BURTON CRARY, and
wife, JOYCE CRARY,
Plaintiff,
vs
FUQUA HOMES-FLORIDA, INC., a dissolved
Florida corporation, and LAKE GROVE VIL-
LAGE, INC., a dissolved Florida corporation,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2007CA-866-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: FUQUA HOMES-FLORIDA, INC., a dis-
solved Florida corporation
Building No. 306, Bartow Airbase
Bartow, Florida 33830
and
% The Corporation Company, Registered
Agent
Florida Title Building
110 W. Forsyth Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
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 Streete S., Winter Haven, FL 33880, on or
before the 29th 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 a Declaratory
Judgment as to a Fuqua Park Model, Vehicle
I.D.# FH361132691, located at Lot 157,
International Bass Lake Resorts Phase One in
accordance with Chapter 86 of the Florida
Statutes.
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 12th day of April. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ Linda Richards
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 10, 2007-1235


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR EPLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FRANCES E. MANN
Deceased.
File No.
07 CP-0809
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Frances
E. Mann, deceased, whose date of death was
December 4th, 2006. and whose Social
Security Number is 265-02-2487, is pending in
the Circuit Court for PeOLK 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 forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS


NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is April 19.2007.
Person Giving Notice:
George W. Mann, III
816 South Drive
Polk City, FL 33868
CYNTHIA CROFOOT RIGNANESE, ESQ.
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. 0881880
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1245

SECTION 106 PUBLIC NOTICE
Verizon Wireless Personal Communications
LP is proposing to construct a telecommunica-
tions tower at 3900 Block of Dean Still Rd.,
Parcel# 262605000000031000, Davenport,
Polk County, FL at Latitude N28-15-31.0,
Longitude W81-44-07.0. The tower would be a
Monopole design and 195' in height above
ground level. Verizon Wireless seeks comments
from all interested persons on the impact of the
tower on any districts, sites, buildings, struc-
tures, or objects significant in American history,
architecture, archaeology, engineering, or cul-
ture, that are listed or eligible for listing in the
National Register of Historic Places. Specific
information about the project, including the his-
toric preservation reviews that Verizon Wireless
is conducting 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 per-
sons who request the information from the con-
tact below. All questions, comments, and corre-
spondence should be directed to the following
contact by 5/19/2007.
Virginia M. Janssen, Principal Archaeologist
Dynamic Environmental Associates, Inc.
3850 Lake Street, Suite C
Macon, GA 31204
Sec06@ DynamicEnvironmental.com
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1246


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.
ELSTER L. SLONE, JR. and SONYA D.
SLONE, his wife, et al.,
Defendants.
Case No.
53-2006-CA-004266-0000-WH Sec 04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
Including Award of Attorneys' Fees and Costs
dated April 3, 2007, entered in Case No. 53-
2006-CA-004626-0000-WH Sec 04 of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida, wherein COUNTRY-
WIDE HOME LOANS, INC. is the Plaintiff and
ELSTER L. SLONE, JR., and SONYA D.
SLONE, his wife; JOHN DOE, N/K/A DAVID
SLONE and JANE DOE is/are Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at
Jury Lounge, Second Floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Polk County, Florida in the City of Bartow,
Florida at 9:00 o'clock A.M., on Friday, the 4th
day of May. 200 the following described prop-
erty, as set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure Including Award of
Attorneys' Fees and Costs, to wit:
Lot 9: Commence at the Northwest Comer
of the Southeast tl/4 of Section 21,
Township 30 South, Range 26 East, Polk
County, Florida and run thence North 89
degrees 36'51"E, along the North boundary
of said Southeast 1/4, a distance of 920.73
feet to the Point of Beginning; run thence S
00 degrees 23'09" E 407.87 feet; thence S
28 degrees 46'29" W crossing into the
waters of Lake Walker at 114 feet more or
less, run a total distance of 205.23 feet; run
thence S 00 degrees 23'09" E 91.41 feet
thence N 35 degrees 13'03" E, leaving the
waters of Lake Walker at 171 feet more or
less, run a total distance of 343.54 feet; run
thence N 00 degrees 23'09" W 399.17 feet
to a point on the North boundary of said
Southeast 1/4; run thence S 89 degrees
36'51" W, along said North boundary 100.00
feet to the Point of Beginning, less and
except maintained right-of-way recorded in
Map Book 3, Pages 231-232, 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 4th day of April. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS, Clerk
By: /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1203


,IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
NEVOS, LLC
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
ROBIE N. MOSELY, and any Unknown Heirs,
Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Lienors,
Creditors, Trustees, or Other Parties Claiming
BY, Through, Under Or Against ROBIE N.
MOSELY, and All Parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or interest in the property
herein described,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO.: 2006CA-005074
AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ROBIE N. MOSELY, and any Unknown
Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Assignees, Lienors,
Creditors, Trustees, or Other Parties Claiming
BY, Through, Under Or Against ROBIE N.
MOSELY, and All Parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or interest in the property
herein described, AVCO FINANCIAL SER-
VICES OF FLORIDA, INC., a foreign corpora-
tion and MONTGOMERY WARD CREDIT COR-
PORATION, a foreign corporation
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet


title on the following property in Polk County,
Florida, to wit:
HIGHLAND SUB 4 PG 2 BLK F LOT 9,
according to the plat thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 4, Page 2, Public Records of
Polk County, Florida
has been filed against you. You are.required
to serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Adriana Shimeall, Esq., Miller,
South & Milhausen P.A., Gateway Center,
1000 Legion Place, Suite 1200, Orlando,
Florida 32801, 30 days from the first publi-
cation 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 or
Petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
at POLK County, this 3rd day of April, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 12, 19, 26, May 3, 2007-1132


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED
POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT # 00246-
2007
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that LESLIE
GRIZZARD II TTEE UTD 11/07/95 the holder of
the following certificate has filed said certificates
for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certifi-
cate number and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO. YEARS OF
ISSUANCE
18590 May 28, 2004
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
LAKEVIEW PARK PB 50 PG 41 LOT 68
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
06-32-28-984900-000680
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED:
WALTER JAMES SHEPPARD
Said property being in the County of Polk,
State of Florida.
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed
according to law the property described in such
certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at
the courthouse on the 17th day of May, 2007 at
255 North Broadway Ave, Bartow FL 33830.
Dated this 26th day of March, 2007
Signature: Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of Circuit Court of Polk County, Florida
Property is sold subject to any additional
outstanding taxes. The Clerk's office recom-
mends that you research any additional taxes
that may be due with the Tax Collector's Office.
PUBLISH: April 5, 2007, April 12, 2007, April
19, 2007, April 26, 2007.
DELINQUENT REAL ESTATE TAXES DUE
FOR THE YEARS: 2005, 2003, 2004
BASE BID AMOUNT: $18,457.93
REDEMPTION AMOUNT: $2,134.68
WARNING!
THERE ARE UNPAID TAXES ON THE
PROPERTY WHICH YOU OWN, HAVE A
LEGAL INTEREST, OR MAY BE CONTIGUOUS
TO YOUR PROPERTY. THE PROPERTY WILL
BE SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION ON MAY 17,
2007 UNLESS THE BACK TAXES ARE PAID.
TO MAKE PAYMENT OR RECEIVE FURTHER
INFORMATION, CONTACT THE CLERK OF
COURT AT P.O. BOX 9000. DRAWER CC-8,
BARTOW, FL 33831-9000 OR BY PHONE AT
(863) 534-4528.
Note: When redeeming property please be
advised that payments must be tendered to the
Tax Collector's Office. PLEASE REMIT A
MONEY ORDER OR CASHIER'S CHECK FOR
TOTAL AMOUNT TO'BE REDEEMED. MAKE
PAYABLE TO: Tax Collector, Polk County
April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2007-1085

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED
LAKE WALES NEWS INC # 00235-2007
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that LESLIE
GRIZZARD II TTEE UTD .11/07/95 the holder of
the following certificate has filed said certificates
for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certifi-
cate number and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO. YEARS OF
ISSUANCE
15320- ..- -" May 28, 2004
"DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
BRANTLEY J F S EIPB'8 PG 49 LOT 10
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
12-30-27-926500-000100
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED:
GARY B. STRAUB
Said property being in the County of Polk,
State of Florida.
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed
according to law the property described in such
certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at
the courthouse on the 17th day of May, 2007 at
255 North Broadway Ave, Bartow FL 33830.
Dated this 26th day of March, 2007
Signature: Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of Circuit Court of Polk County, Florida
Property is sold subject to any additional
outstanding taxes. The Clerk's office recom-
mends that you research any additional taxes
that may be due with the Tax Collector's Office.
PUBLISH: April 5, 2007, April 12, 2007, April
19, 2007, April 26, 2007.
DELINQUENT REAL ESTATE TAXES DUE
FOR THE YEARS: 2005, 2003, 2004
BASE BID AMOUNT: $18,948.55
REDEMPTION AMOUNT: $1,447.80
WARNING!
THERE ARE UNPAID TAXES ON THE
PROPERTY WHICH YOU OWN, HAVE A
LEGAL INTEREST, OR MAY BE CONTIGUOUS
TO YOUR PROPERTY. THE PROPERTY WILL
BE SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION ON MAY 17,
2007 UNLESS THE BACK TAXES ARE PAID.
TO MAKE PAYMENT OR RECEIVE FURTHER
INFORMATION, CONTACT THE CLERK OF
COURT AT P.O. BOX 9000. DRAWER CC-8,
BARTOW, FL 33831-9000 OR BY PHONE AT
(863) 534-4528.
Note: When redeeming property please be
advised that payments must be tendered to the
Tax Collector's Office. PLEASE REMIT A
MONEY ORDER OR CASHIER'S CHECK FOR
TOTAL AMOUNT TO BE REDEEMED. MAKE
PAYABLE TO: Tax Collector, Polk County
April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2007-1083

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
STEVEN WILLIAMS,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ELIZABETH M. BALDWIN, if alive, and if dead
her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors and all other parties
claiming by, through, under or against her;
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION, a
Delaware Corporation, and POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA,
Defendants.

CASE NO.:
53-2007-CA-001638-0000-WH
Section 8
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ELIZABETH M. BALDWIN, if alive, and if
dead her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and all other parties claim-
ing by, through, under or against her;
RESIDENCES OF ALL OF THE ABOVE ARE
UNKNOWN.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage in and to the following
described real property:
Lot 30, Block B, PALMETTO RIDGE
ESTATES PHASE I, according to the map or
plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 84, Page 36,
Public Records of Polk County, Florida.
Parcel I.D. No. 212926-690503-002300


has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on BARRY W. BENNETT,
ESQUIRE, of The Stanley Wines Law Firm,
P.A., Plaintiff's Attorney, whose address is Post
Office Box 860, Winter Haven, Florida 33882, on
or before May 14, 2007, 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.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on
this the 28th day of March, 2007.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Court
BY: /s/ Linda Richards
As Deputy Clerk


(COURT SEAL)
Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2007-1101

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX
DEED
LAKE WALES NEWS INC # 00236-2007
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that LESLIE
GRIZZARD II TTEE UTD 11/07/95 the holder of
the following certificate has filed said certificates
fora tax deed to be issued thereon. The certifi-
cate number and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO. YEARS OF
ISSUANCE
15665 May 28, 2004
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:
BEG SE COR OF S 1/2 OF S 1/2 OF NE 1/4
OF SE 1/4 RUN W 870 FTTO POB RUN N 150
FT W 100 FT S 150 FT E 100 FT TO POB
PROPERTY ID NUMBER:
25-31-27-000000-021230
NAME IN WHICH ASSESSED:
DAVID G KARNS
Said property being in the County of Polk,
State of Florida,
Unless said certificate shall be redeemed
according to law the property described in such
certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at
the courthouse on the 17th day of May, 2007 at
255 North Broadway Ave, Bartow FL 33830.
Dated this 26th day of March, 2007
Signature: Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of Circuit Court of Polk County, Florida
Property is sold subject to any additional
outstanding taxes. The Clerk's office recom-
mends that you research any additional taxes
that may be due with the Tax Collector's Office.
PUBLISH: April 5, 2007, April 12, 2007, April
19, 2007, April 26, 2007.
DELINQUENT REAL ESTATE TAXES DUE
FOR THE YEARS: 2005, 2003, 2004
BASE BID AMOUNT: $1,617.25
REDEMPTION AMOUNT: $1,623.50
WARNING!
THERE ARE UNPAID TAXES ON THE
PROPERTY WHICH YOU OWN, HAVE A
LEGAL INTEREST, OR MAY BE CONTIGUOUS
TO YOUR PROPERTY. THE PROPERTY WILL
BE SOLD AT PUBLIC AUCTION ON MAY 17,
2007 UNLESS THE BACK TAXES ARE PAID.
TO MAKE PAYMENT OR RECEIVE FURTHER
INFORMATION, CONTACT THE CLERK OF
COURT AT P.O. BOX 9000. DRAWER CC-8,
BARTOW, FL 33831-9000 OR BY PHONE AT
(863) 534-4528.
Note: When redeeming. property please be
advised that payments must be tendered to the
Tax Collector's Office. PLEASE REMIT A
MONEY ORDER OR CASHIER'S CHECK FOR
TOTAL AMOUNT TO BE REDEEMED. MAKE
PAYABLE TO: Tax Collector, Polk County
April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2007-1084

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
HERSEY CREAMERY'COMPANY, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CENTRAL FLORIDA ICE CREAM DISTRIBU-
TORS,
Defendants.
Case No.:
53-2007CA-001423-0000-LK
Section: 07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
CENTRAL FLORIDA ICE CREAM DISTRIB-
UTORS c/o WILLIAM D. DAVIE, PRESI-
DENT
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Complaint for
eviction, damages, and foreclosure of landlord's
lien has been filed in this court. You are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any,
on plaintiff's attorney, whose name and address
are:
MATTHEW R. CLARK, ESQUIRE
Clark, Campbell & Mawhinney, P.A.
500 South Florida Avenue;,Suite 800
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Telephone: (863) 647-5337
Facsimile: (863) 904-1293
on or before May 14, 2007, and to file the origi-
nal of the written defenses with the clerk of this
court either before service or immediately there-
after. Failure to serve and file written defenses
as required may result in a judgment or order for
the relief demanded, without further notice.
Dated this 3rd day of April, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Court
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
As Deputy Clerk
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Nutrition Notes


Help Picky Eaters.Make Good Choices


MORE THAN 250,000 POUNDS of blueberries packing plant west of Bartow Municipal Airport,
are shipped from Clear Springs Land Co.'s blueber- just off U.S. Highway 17. (Photo from Clear
ry distribution center. The 100,000-square foot facil- Springs Land Co.)
ity is housed in a former Florida's Natural citrus


(Continued from Page 1A)
doing research into crops that
can become the raw materials of
alternative fuels.
One of the first things that
high-tech industries seek when
considering an area is a trained
workforce, and Ms. Zibas sees the
keys to the Clear Springs com-
munity as the University Center,
high-tech industry, and quality
housing, all working together.
She is actively recruiting new
industry. A colorful brochure
describing the company's 18,000
acres of land which starts on the
south side of Bartow Municipal
Airport and wraps around the
east side of Bartow, turning west
at Homeland, touts:
"Opportunities without
boundaries" in a region midway
between Tampa and Orlando.
The beauty of the Peace
River, which Clear Springs prop-
erty straddles.
Transportation opportuni-
ties of Interstate 4, CSX
Railroad, and Bartow Municipal
Airport.
The beauty and historic cul-
ture of Bartow.
More than 1,100 acres of
natural lakes with a teeming
bass population.


Clear Springs' 18,000 acres
will be developed under an
"optional sector plan," avoiding
what the company's literature
calls developments that "often
lack genuine character and more
often than not ignore natural
aspects of the surrounding lands.
"The entire master planning
vision calls for villages anchored
by a classic town center sur-
rounded by nature either in
the form of lake frontage or by
bringing selected agricultural
growth closer in and around liv-
ing areas.
"The town center includes
shops, restaurants and services
easily accessible by foot, encour-
aging strolls and ease-of-use ver-
sus automobile traffic and park-
ing problems."
Residential options will
include both apartments and sin-
gle-family homes, and develop-
ments will include public parks,
Ms. Zibas said. a, .
While the long-range plan
calls for development of the full
18,000 acres, Clear Springs will
begin with 7,000 acres, to be
developed to keep pace with
demand.
Water use planning is a major
factor, insuring that there is a
sufficient supply to meet the
needs of both agriculture and res-


idential use. For the types of ten-
der crops that Clear Springs
plans on its property, frost pre-
vention will be a major water
user.
The Clear Springs property
has both ground water and sur-
face water, and the company will
explore using reservoirs to
increase water retention.
"We have a large water team
to determine where our water
will come from," Ms. Zibas said.
The "optional sector plan" will
be formalized in a memorandum
of understanding with the City of
Bartow, the Polk County
Commission, and the Florida
Dept. of Community Affairs.
Among issues to be addressed
in the MOU are water resources,
protection of the Peace River, an
adequate road network, provision
for parks and schools, and an
"integrated and balanced land
use mix," according to the compa-
ny's promotional materials.
The sector plan approach to
development requires a series of
hearings, the next one to be held
on May 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the
Crawford Agriculture Center on
East Main Street in Bartow.


Self Defense Classes At Cornersone


Cornerstone Hospice and Polk
County Sheriff's Office have
teamed up to offer a self-defense
training class for hospice staff
females as well as for any women
from the community who would
like to attend as part of Sheriff
Grady Judd's county-wide crime
prevention efforts.
At. the latest class, Polk
Sheriff's officer and crime preven-
tion specialist Stephanie
Templeton covered multiple
pointers and common sense tips
on how to avoid being the victim
of a crime.
Classes are at the operational
center, 1285 First Street, South,
corner Avenue 'O', Winter Haven,
and are scheduled as soon as 12-
15 attendees call and register.
Class is part of Sheriff Grady
Judd's effort at countywide crime
prevention.
"This is priceless crime preven-
tion information and self-defen-
sive moves we're learning here
today," Kathy Whitaker, RN and
regional team manager, at the
non-profit organization's opera-
tional center in Winter Haven,
said.
A retired lieutenant with 20
years of service in the U.S. Navy,
Ms. Whitaker is herself knowl-
edgeable about the value of
appropriate self-defense training
which normally is not associated
with hospice.
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sizable staff of female nurses,
licensed practical nurses, nursing
assistants, home health aides
who service our patients 24 hours
a day and this self-defense class
by the Sheriff's Office will provide
added protection to our female
staffers who need to be out there
day and night," she said.
Crime prevention specialist
Stephanie Templeton added that
"these defensive moves are
designed so that the attacker
becomes momentarily disabled.
The aim of these techniques is not
for you to engage in a physical
confrontation, but for your attack-
er to become momentarily disori-
ented enough for victim to get
away and seek help." Cindi


Harris-Panning, Executive
Director of the Cornerstone
Hospice system, added: "we're all
extremely grateful to Polk Sheriff
Grady Judd to provide us with
one of his female officers for this
self-defense training for our
female staff, this is a great crime
prevention effort providing them
with life-saving pointers."
Cornerstone Hospice welcomes
any women from the community
to come in and join this self-
defense class, which has no age
limit.
Anyone interested needs to
pre-register by calling volunteer
services specialist Autumn Egan
at 291-5560.


FIGHTING OFF AN attacker Polk Sheriff's Officer and crime
prevention specialist Stephanie Templeton (left) about to apply dis-
abling maneuver to personal defense class par',icip':'at Teddy Payton
in effort to show how to disable someone attacking from behind. -
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Helping children learn to enjoy
a broad variety of healthful foods
is a long-term goal for parents.
Childhood development
experts say that fear of trying
new foods is typical of young chil-
dren. Add to that the developmen-
tal need for independence and
you have a recipe for power strug-
gles at the table. "Picky eating" is
common among children, but how
parents handle it strongly influ-
ences its severity and duration.
Parents often lump together
two distinct eating patterns iden-
tified by researchers of children.
The first is neophobia, which
refers to fear or anxiety over try-
ing unfamiliar foods.
Neophobia often peaks from
ages, but it can also reflect an
ongoing tendency. One study
reports that seven-year-old girls
with greater neophobia are more
likely to have more generalized
anxiety and to have mothers that
don't enjoy trying new foods.
The second eating pattern is
the "picky eater." Researchers
reserve this term for children who
resist even familiar foods.
The picky eater seems to repre-
sent a learned behavior pattern.
Parents may unintentionally
increase their child's pickiness by
their own picky eating habits, by
offering a limited variety of foods
and by reacting to children's nor-
mal neophobia in ways that rein-
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strategies.
Parents often add to their anx-
iety with unrealistic expectations
of how much children should eat
to stay healthy and grow. After
about the age of two, toddlers'
growth rate slows dramatically.
With a stomach only the size of
their fist, toddlers don't need a lot
of food at one time. They may eat
widely varying amounts from day
to day. In a group of fourth- and
fifth-graders, for example, those
who restricted their eating to a
few "core" foods (including white
bread, cold cereal, milk, burgers,
potatoes and cookies) did about as
well at meeting vitamin and min-
eral needs as children who based
their eating around those core
foods along with "new" foods.
One reason for this similar
intake probably relates to the
children's frequent servings of
fortified cereal, which is a key
source of several vitamins and
minerals.
According to experts on chil-
dren's eating behavior, dislike of
trying new foods is normal in tod-
dlers. Parents can help their tod-
dler gradually outgrow this fear
by continuing to serve a variety of
foods and eating and enjoying
their own food.
Studies show that parents
often give up on a new food after
presenting the food three to five
times. Experts recommend expos-
ing children to the food a mini-


mum of eight to 15 times,: and
children may need to taste a food
many more times before 'they
truly enjoy it. Very small portions
make new foods less overwhelm-
ing.
Rejecting foods is a normal
developmental step for children
after initially eating anything
offered when hungry. Rewarding
kids for trying a new food inter-
feres with their learning to like it.
When parents let food acceptance
turn into a power struggle, chil-
dren's resulting frustration tends
to increase picky habits.
Instead, experts encourage
this division of responsibility:
parents and caregivers decide
where and when eating will occur
and what foods are offered; chil-
dren decide how much they eat of
each offering and may not ask.for
alternative foods.
Parents need to providethe
right environment for eating
removing distractions and teach-
ing children they cannot get-up
and down to play during meal-
time.
Then, if parents understand
and accept children's ability to
choose an appropriate amoIht- of
food, kids should eventually grow
out of food phobias and pickiness.
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Cancer Research.


In Loving Memory of
Johnnie Ruth Bailey.
2/12/42 4/25/2006
It's hard to believe its only been
a year since you were called.
home Moma! We Love and Miss
You so very much! We find :
comfort that you'll suffer no'",
more. You're in a better place'
than we are. Until we meet
again!
Love You Bunches!!!!!
Ann & Debbie
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Project EAGLE Seeks Volunteers


April 26, 2007


The Polk County Democrat


Project EAGLE, an environ-
mental cleanup of lakes in the
Winter Haven area and one of the
most successful community-dri-
ven projects of its kind, is
approaching its 14th anniversary.
Volunteers are needed on
Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to
noon to help in this year's effort.
All participants will receive a
free T-shirt with the famous
Project EAGLE logo adorning the
front.
Texas Cattle Co. will provide
lunch at Lake Shipp Park.
"What makes Project EAGLE
successful are the more than 400
volunteers who participate annu-
ally in this cleanup effort," said
Gary Morse, public information
coordinator for the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation
Commission's (FWC) Southwest
Region.
EAGLE stands for Enhancing
A Great Living Environment.
Last year volunteers removed
more than 4,500 pounds of trash
and 651 discarded tires from area
lakes. This year, sponsors hope for
an even greater turnout.
Volunteers should bring gloves
and a net or pike pole for remov-
ing trash; however, sponsors will
provide gloves and trash bags to

Remodel A

Green Home

Remodeling a home green is
easier than you think.
The National Association of
the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
is celebrating the launch of its
green remodeling program by
educating homeowners about
reasons to go green.
Green remodeling can be done
in small ways and doesn't neces-
sarily have to encompass the
entire home. It's easy to pick and
choose elements that fit each par-
ticular homeowner.
Homeowners should use non-
toxic paints and sealants, install
programmable thermostats,
invest in energy efficient appli-
ances, install natural flooring,
use local building materials,
choose natural fiber rugs and
fabrics, select recycled material
roof shingles and tiles, specify
energy efficient lighting, insulate
hot water pipes and landscape
with native plants.
For more information, con-
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national hotline at 800-611-
NARI and'request a free copy of
NARI's brochure, "How to Select
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visit www.RemodelToday.com
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WHJHA

Gives

Lobby Gift

Mid-Florida Medical Services
Foundation announced a major
gift of $1 million from the Winter
Haven Hospital Auxiliary.
The donation will underwrite
the completion of the new main
hospital lobby that is part of an
overall $40 million expansion
and renovation project now
underway at the hospital.
In recognition, the new space
will be named The Winter Haven
Hospital Auxiliary Grande
Lobby.
The expansion of the hospital's
main lobby is a key element of
the overall renovation project. As
a major medical center for east
Polk and Highlands counties, the
hospital serves more than
450,000. patients a year. The
number of friends and family
members passing through the
lobby surpasses more than one
million people per year.
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Sports


Yellow Jackets in District


Baseball Finals Tonight


By NEAL DUNCAN
Sports Correspondent
The Bartow Yellow Jacket
baseball team will compete
tonight for the District 9 title at
Ridge Community High School,
the host site for this year's tour-
nament.
The Jackets will enter the
game with a 21-5 record on the
season and will be competing for
the district crown for the second
straight year.
Bartow got to the title game
with a 7-6 victory over the
Kathleen Red Devils on Tuesday
and a 2-1 victory over Haines City
on Wednesday.
Bartow got a great pitching
performance from Brandon
Patterson against Kathleen.
However, the Jacket defense left
something to be desired with
Bartow committing multiple
errors during the game.
The Red Devils nearly evened
the contest at seven in the top of
the seventh inning when
Kathleen had runners on first
and third base. Luckily, Bartow
caught the runner on first nap-
ping and the Jackets were able to
tag him out in a rundown before
the runner on third scored.
The victory gave Bartow its
20th win of the season and
advanced the Jackets to the semi-
final game against Haines City.
The game against Haines City
was one for the ages with great
pitching from both teams and
solid defensive play.
'The game started with a fan-
tastic play by Josh Register. The
leadoff hitter for Haines City hit a
shot to right field that Register
cleanly fielded and fired tb second
Base as the runner tried to stretch
the base hit into a double.
Register's throw was right on
; the money with Matt Davis mak-
' ing a tremendous tag to nail the
runner dead at second. That
defensive play set the tone for the
game, with the Jackets turning
double plays and making funda-
mental plays behind strong pitch-
ing from Jacket ace Kelly Green.
Haines City did threaten in the
fourth inning with a leadoff sin-
gle, followed by a sacrifice bunt
that moved the runner to second
base with only one out. The next
batter was hit by a Green pitch,
giving the Hornets runners on
first and second with just one out.


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Entry fee for the shotgun start,
handicap tournament, open to
both men and women, is $60, and
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A steak dinner will be served
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More than $1,000 in prize
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Profits from the event will be

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Bartow Unlimited Athletics
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April 28, from 8 a.m. to noon.
The first 250 participants will
receive a free T-shirt and lunch.
Lakeland Thunderbolt players
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Registration also will be
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Green would come back with a
huge strikeout against the next
Haines City batter.
Bartow would get out of the
inning on the next Hornet batter
with a great diving defensive play
by Jason Higdon at first base.
Higdon fielded a shot that carried
him toward second base, but with
Green breaking to cover first
base, Higdon tossed it over to
Green, ending the Haines City
threat.
The game would remain score-
less through six innings with
Haines City striking first blood in
the top half of the seventh inning.
The Hornets' first batter in the
inning flew out to Register in
right field. The next batter would
single to center and then steal
second base a few pitches later.
Once again Green would buck-
le down and strike out the next
batter; unfortunately for Bartow,
strike three got away from the
Bartow catcher. After gathering
the ball, the throw down to first
base was over lHigdon's head.
Register was backing Higdon up
in right field but tripped as he
was chasing it down.
The final result of what should
have been out number two was
one run scoring and the batter
who had struck out making it all
the way to third base. The score
was now 1-0 Haines City, with a
possible second run on third base.
Green would get the next two
Haines City batters to ground out
to end the inning, but the damage
had already been done.
In the bottom of the seventh,
Bartow had power hitter Joey
Manning leading off the inning.
Manning provided overwhelming
evidence of why Vanderbilt
University signed him to a full
ride baseball scholarship.
Manning came up to bat and
promptly placed the ball well over
the left field fence to tie the game
at 1-1.
The Jackets would get another
runner on when Patterson was
hit by a pitch, but Bartow was
unable to get him home, sending
the game into extra innings.
Haines City would get its lead-
off hitter on in the top half of the
eighth inning. The Bartow
defense would rise to the occasion
again with a textbook 6-4-3 dou-
ble play, followed by a nice play by
Patterson at third base. The
Jackets would end the inning


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with Register catching a pop out
to right field, squelching yet
another Haines City scoring
threat.
Ambrose Young would lead off
the bottom of the eighth with an
infield chopper that would allow
him to utilize his tremendous
speed to get an infield single. A
few pitches later Ambrose would
steal second base with Brent
Delph at the plate.
Delph would be the second
hero of the game when he hit a
shot up the middle, scoring the
speedy Ambrose from second
base.
Winning pitcher Green said,
"Our defense did everything
tonight. It was a big turnaround
from yesterday. All I had to do
was throw the ball out there,
because I knew the defense would
make the plays."
Senior slugger Manning said
about his game-tying homerun, "I
was just trying not to strike out
for the third time in the game. I
was trying to be patient and wait
on my pitch."
Senior Delph, who singled in
the game-winner, said, "I just
wanted to put the ball in play. I
knew Ambrose would score if I
could put it in play."
Head Coach Tom Pfister
seemed as if he couldn't be any
happier with his team following
the hard-fought victory.
"This was a great game to be a
part of," he said. "Too many times
coaches get in the way of the play-
ers. Tonight we just let them play
and the players get all the credit.
They were the ones out there
making play after play."
"Prior to leaving for tonight's
game," Pfister continued, "I pulled
the seniors aside and told them
they didn't want tonight to be it
for their high school careers."
Well, the seniors got the mes-
sage with every single one of
them making either a decisive
offensive or defensive play that
led Bartow to the come-from-
behind victory.
Bartow (21-5) will meet Tampa
Jesuit (20-5) at 7:30 tonight in the
championship game of the Class
4A-District 9 Tournament at
Ridge Community High School.
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Lady Jackets Advance To

Regional Softball Semifinal


By MARK KING
Sports Correspondent
After a less than stellar
appearance in the district cham-
pionship last Friday, the Bartow
High School Lady Yellow Jackets
softball team cranked it up a few
notches on Tuesday night to
string up the Blue Streaks of
Sebring High School in a 9-2
Class 4A, Region 3 quarterfinal
victory.
Candace Howell led the Ladies
to victory from the pitcher's circle,
giving up just two runs in the sev-
enth inning. Rachael "Laser Ray"
Giddens was the offensive star for


'Tow, with a double and two sin-
Sgles in four plate appearances.
Next up for the traveling Bugs
is Naples in the semifinal game of
the Regional Tournament.
Early in the season, Naples'
players stated that their goal for
the season was to make the Final


Four and go through Bartow to do
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Fifth Graders



JUST SAY


Photos by Brett Lowe


The 18th annual Just Say No Rally for
area fifth graders was held in Bartow on
April 18. To start things off, a pack of big
red dogs (top) marched down the street
during the Just Say No parade.
Underneath those red ears were fifth-
graders from Bartow Elementary
Academy, who were awarded "Best
School Banner" during the Just Say No
pep rally at Bartow High School after the
parade. Hula-ing right into second place
were the students from Wahneta
Elementary (above right). Once the
parade made it to the Bartow High
School gym and were pepped up by the
BHS cheerleaders (bottom right), the
fifth graders were treated to guest
speaker Otis Anthony (above left), who
encouraged them to continue "just saying


no" and to "shake it off, and stomp it
down" whenever someone tried to pile
troubles on top of them. After Anthony's
remarks, students from a few of the
schools put on special skits for the enjoy-
ment of the crowd. One student from
Pinewood Elementary tried to reach her
friend from behind a wall of drugs (bot-
tom left). Highland City Elementary
(below left) and Lewis Anna Woodbury
Elementary (below right) put on dance
routines about staying strong and away
from drugs. Other participating schools
were Alturas Elementary, Eagle Lake
Elementary, First Methodist School,
Floral Avenue Elementary, Fort Meade
High School; Gause Riverside Academy,
Gibbons Street Elementary, and
Stephens Elementary.


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April 26, 2007


Religion News


'Hometown Boy' Tommy Fairchild

Returns to Fort Meade for Gospel Sing


By PRISCILLA PERRY
Staff Writer
It was a perfect springtime
evening for a gospel sing in Fort
Meade on April 14.
The air conditioner was not
working its best, so the
makeshift paper fans could be
seen waving throughout the con-
gregation as they did a couple of
generations ago. But that was all
right it seemed to add to the
setting.
The United Methodist Church
of Fort Meade began filling up
with parishioners and friends as
the prelude music began.
And what prelude music -
Chuck Hancock and Winifred
Gordon presented their own foot-
tapping portion to a night of old-
time gospel music.
Hancock played the grand
piano from one end to the other,
as Ms. Gordon played the organ,
sang along, and worked her feet
on the pedals at the same time.
Soon the pastor, Dr. Hank
Galloway, walked to the front of
the chapel and introduced the
"hometown boy," still known as
Tommy. Tommy Fairchild and the
Spoken4 Gospel Quartet came up
and began their performance.
It was a night of heartfelt
music from the singers, who pre-
sented some familiar old tunes,
as well as some newer ones writ-
ten in the traditional way.
And while people came out to
hear the music, a large number
came to see an old friend, a for-


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TOMMY FAIRCHILD (left) receives a city proclamation from
Mayor Rick Cochrane, making Fairchild an Honorary Citizen of Fort
Meade. Fairchild, a 1954 graduate of Fort Meade High School,
returned home this month to sing at the United Methodist Church
of Fort Meade with the quartet, Spoken4. Prior to joining the Spoken
4 Quartet, Fairchild was a member of tihe Oak Ridge Boys and the
Blackwood Brothers Quartet. (Staffphoto by Priscilla Perry)


mer classmate of 1954, Tommy
Fairchild. He was home, sharing
his talent as he had done many
years before at Fort Meade High
School.
The personal highlight of the
night came during intermission
when Mayor Rick Cochrane pro-


claimed Fairchild an honorary
citizen of Fort Meade. The audi-
ence stood with applause.
After the performance, Reid
Hall was prepared for the crowd
that welcomed the Spoken4
Quartet and embraced Fairchild,
the group's piano player.


Gospel Sing Set to Raise

Funds for Mission Trip


A gospel sing will be held at
First Baptist Church of Eagle
Lake on Saturday, April 28, begin-
ning at 7 p.m.
The Journeymen, as well as
other gospel groups, will be per-
forming. - '
A love offering will be collected,
with proceeds going toward a mis-
sion trip to be taken in May. Three
teams from the church will be


traveling to Lafortuna, Costa
Rica: a construction team to build
a church, a medical team which
will offer a free clinic, and an edu-
cational team which will provide
Bible study.
The church is located at 2500
Highway 17 South. Jeff Buchanon
is pastor.
Call 534-1195 for more infor-
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Semiannual Homeland Gathering Is Sunday


First United Methodist Church
of Bartow will hold its semiannu-
al gathering at Homeland
Heritage Park on Sunday, April
29.
In the 1880s, Homeland was
the site of the Peas Creek
Campground and the area
became known as the Mother of
Methodism in South Florida.
For the past seven years, First
UMC has returned, to its roots for
a day of celebration, worship, food
and fellowship in Homeland.
Activities begin at 10 a.m. with
an outdoor concert by the gospel
quartet, Praise Hymn. At 11 a.m.,
the congregation will gather in
the historic Homeland
Schoolhouse. Music and especial-


ly singing takes on a special char-
acter with the resonant acoustics
of the wooden floors, walls, and
ceiling of the more than 100-year-
old building.
Along with music from Praise
Hymn, there will be singing of
favorites from the Cokesbury
Hymnal by the adult and chil-
dren's choirs, accompanied on
piano by Carol Keen.
Theme for the day is "Our
Heavenly Home."
Dinner on the grounds will fol-
low the worship service, featuring
"country corn on the cob," barbe-
cued chicken cooked on-site by
Chef Bruce Lee, and dishes pre-
pared by the cooks of First
Church. Everyone is asked to


bring a vegetable or dessert to
share; beverages and tableware
will be provided.
Some picnic tables and bleach-
er seating will be available, but
folks may want to bring lawn
chairs and card tables for a more
comfortable dinner in the shade of
the large oak trees.
After-dinner activities will
include recreation for the young-
at-heart and more music by the
featured musicians, as well as
open mike performances.
No morning services will be
held at Bartow First UMC on
Sunday. The evening praise ser-
vice will be held as usual at 6:33
p.m. in the sanctuary at 455
South Broadway.

Royal City In
Concert
This Sunday
In Bartow
Main Street Baptist Church of
Bartow will host Royal City and
the Boys in concert Sunday, April
29..
The concert begins at 6:30 p.m.
The church is located at 1140
East Main Street.
For further information, call
the church at 533-8990.

Night of Praise
Sing Saturday
In Bartow
A night of praise is planned at
Faith, Spirit and Truth with
Divine Power, Inc., Ministries, in
Bartow, on Saturday, April 28, at 7
p.m.
Featured groups are the
Shalom Singers of Bartow,
Gramps and the Golden Harps of
Tampa, The D.L. Bright Singers of
Lakeland, Bro. Gene Bell and the
Holy Propheteers of Bartow, and
the Voices of God of Lakeland.
The church is located at 905
East Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Blvd.
Elder Mattie C. Johnson is pas-


The Lakeland Area Ministerial
Association, in conjunction with
Blue Kirk Mission, will sponsor
its second annual "Reflections of
Prayer" community prayer event
as part of the National Day of
Prayer Celebration on Thursday,
May 3.
This ecumenical and multi-cul-
tural event will feature prayers,
praise and worship led by clergy,
musicians and praise teams from
local congregations.


Tower Brass of Chicago, resi-
dent brass ensemble at Fourth
Presbyterian Church of Chicago,
will perform in the final event of
the 2006-07 Concert Series at
First Presbyterian Church of
Lake Wales this Sunday, April 29.
The event begins at 4 p.m.
The ensemble's playing experi-
ence includes performing with
such groups as the Lyric Opera of
Chicago, Chicago Symphony
Orchestra, Grant Park Symphony,
the Ravinia Festival Orchestra,
Israel Philharmonic, Chicago
Sinfonietta, The Chicago
Philharmonic Orchestra,
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Church Women United will
provide refreshments. There is no
charge for this event. Those
attending should bring blankets
and lawn chairs.
Clergy, governmental officials,
worship teams, educators, media
representatives, and others inter-
ested in leading in specific prayer
or worship may sign up for con-
sideratiop at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/La
kelandPrayer.


American Ballet Theater,
Minnesota Orchestra, Lake
Forest Symphony, the Illinois
Philharmonic, the Illinois
Chamber Symphony, the Elgin
Symphony Orchestra, and com-
mercial recordings for television
and radio.
First Presbyterian Church of
Lake Wales is located at 16 North
Third Street.
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and stiff; but, once we get started, either mentally or physically, things
seem to proceed more easily. The words flow, the body gets into a
comfortable rhythm, and we continue in the activity until we hit the first
layer of fatigue. Most of us stop at this first layer. But if we press on and
refuse to stop at this obstacle, a surprising thing happens. The fatigue
usually gets worse up until some critical point, and then either gradually or
suddenly it seemingly passes away, and we find ourselves feeling
refreshed, or at least not as fatigued. We have our "second wind". This
suggests that most of us operate below our full capacity.
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or a soldier carries a wounded comrade for miles. These sorts of things
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Musings From God's Penman


Life Does Have Its Compensations -

Occasionally


By REV. JAMES L. SNYDER

,At times, it seems as if there is
absolutely no justice in this world
and then something wonderful
happens, making up for almost
everything.
This past week I was fortunate
enough to experience one of those
rare jewels of life.
I must say not all weeks are
like this. My weeks usually range
from bad to worse to when will
this ever stop?
A normal week for me is when
I take two steps forward and get
run over by a car. Or just when I
think I'm caught up, I discover
. I've been working on last week's
to-do list.
Not that I'm complaining,
because complaining never gets
anyone anywhere in life. At least,
no place I want to go.
A man who complains aloud is
a man who is not married. Wives
have a way of turning her hus-
band's complaining into, "Well, it's
your own fault."
It's amazing how this one
phrase can cover a multitude of
sins.
So I'm not complaining, I'm
just musing on my life and cele-
brating a great event this week.
I got home on Tuesday and the
Gracious Mistress of the
Parsonage was not there. I made
myself a cup of coffee and got
Comfortable in my easy chair to
rest from the labors of the day.
A good cup of Joe goes a long
way to smooth the rough edges of
" any day. No sooner was I settled
than the telephone rang.
It was my wife.
"Are you home yet?" She said in
a very meek and quiet voice. Just
from the tone of her voice, I knew
something wasn't exactly right.
For a moment, I was tempted
to answer her question in the neg-
ative. But then, I do value my life.
I knew the question was
rhetorical and was not the reason
Sfor her calling. Something was up.
"Could you come over to the
Church right now?"
I had just settled in my easy
Chair and was a little reluctant to
extricate myself from my comfort


zone. I could, but I wondered why
she wanted me to come over.
It wasn't my birthday, so I
knew it was not a birthday sur-
prise party. It wasn't our anniver-
sary. And as far as I knew, I was
not in any trouble, but that in
itself does not rule out my being
in trouble.
"Why?" I queried.
"I just need you to come over
here right now, pleeease."
When my wife says "pleeease,"
I know there's a very good reason
for it. Namely, she is in trouble
and needs my assistance.
Granted, this is a rare occurrence.
"Is there something wrong?
Are you all right?"
"Well . she hesitated. "I
think I locked my keys in the car."
Life does not get any better
than this.
Often this situation has been
reversed. I don't know how many
times when I've called home the
first thing she's said to me is, "Did
you run out of gas?" Or, "Did you
lock yourself out of your car?"
It's not so much what she says
as how sarcastically she says it.
Out of every 100 calls I make
home, I would say 95 of them fit
into either one of those categories
very nicely. It has come to the
point where I dread calling home.
Then she usually concludes the
telephone conversation with, "I
can't see how anybody can run out
of gas or lock their keys in the car
as often as you do."
Now the sock was on the other
foot. My beloved, who chides me
so often about losing my keys or
locking my keys in the car, has
now done the same thing herself.
Isn't life great?
"Let me see if I understand
this," I said as sarcastically as I
possibly could without bursting
into hysterical laughter, "you
locked your keys in the car?"
A hushed "yes," drifted through
the phone lines.
"Excuse me," I said rather
haughtily, "I didn't quite hear
you."
The responsive "yes" pierced
the telephone and almost knocked
me on my seat.
"I locked my keys in the car -


are you happy?" she snapped.
I was.
Whether it was my imagina-
tion or not, somehow I felt her
eyes as they bore into my soul and
I knew even though it was her
mistake I was in trouble.
This is just the way life is.
However, such trouble is more
delicious than two scoops of
raisins in every box.
It has been a long time since I
have enjoyed an errand as much
as I did going over to the church
and unlocking my wife's car dooi
for her. Being the gentleman I am
I didn't say anything, but I sure
did smile a lot. She, being the gra-
cious lady she is, didn't say any-
thing, but glared a lot.
I enjoyed it all.
That evening during supper
and after supper, she was rather
quiet. I was sporting a snickering
smile all evening.
Finally, she said, "All right, go
ahead have your laugh."
And I did.
As a Christian, I have discov-
ered not every day is what you
might call a good day. God has a
marvelous way of keeping tabs on
all of this.
The verse that brings comfort
and encouragement in this area is
Romans 8:28, "And we know that
all things work together for good
to them that love God, to them
who are the called according to
his purpose."
Occasionally, life gives you a
moment compensating for every
other moment in your life.


Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor
of the Family of God Fellowship
located at 1471 Pine Road in
Silver Springs Shores. He lives
with his wife, Martha, in Silver
Springs Shores, and can be con-
tacted by calling 1-352-687-4240,
or by e-mailing
jamessnyder2@att.net. The church
website is
www. whatafello.wship. com.
Reverend Snyder is the host of the
weekly radio program, Sunday
Joy, heard at 9.30 a.m., on WOCA
1370AM.


Lakeland Prayer Breakfast May 3 at

Community Fort Meade Community Center


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Prayer

Event May 3


The Lakeland Area Ministerial
Association, in conjunction with
Blue Kirk Mission, will sponsor
its second annual "Reflections of
Prayer" community prayer event
as part of the National Day of
Prayer Celebration on Thursday,
May 3.
This ecumenical and multi-cul-
tural event will feature prayers,
praise and worship led by clergy,
musicians and praise teams from
local congregations.
Church Women United will
Provide refreshments. There is no
charge for this event. Those
attending should bring blankets
Sand lawn chairs.
Clergy, governmental officials,
worship teams, educators, media
representatives, and others inter-
ested in leading in specific prayer
or worship may sign up for con-
sideration at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/La
kelandPrayer.


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In observance of National
Prayer Day on Thursday, May 3,
the Fort Meade Ministerial
Alliance will sponsor a free break-
'fast at the Community Center
from 7 to 8 a.m.
The city manager, city commis-
sioners, as well as other commu-
nity leaders, have been invited to
attend so that they may be recog-
nized for their contributions to
Fort Meade.
Various members of the com-
munity will offer prayer for each


area of concern.
The prayer breakfast is open to
the public and the day offers an
opportunity for fellowship and
prayer for the city, the nation, and
the conflicts throughout the
world.
The Ministerial Alliance con-
sists of approximately 10 local
ministers and an invitation is
open for other pastors to join.
Pastor P.C. Cornelius of
Peaceful Believers Church is the
current president of the Alliance.


National Day of Prayer To

Be Observed in Bartow


"America, Unite in Prayer" is
the theme of the 56th annual
National Day of Prayer, to take
place Thursday, May 3.
This ear's theme is based on
II Chronicles 7:14, which states,
"If my people, who are called by
my name, will humble themselves
and pray and seek my face and
turn from their wicked ways, then
will I hear from heaven and will
forgive their sin and will heal


their land," (NIV).
The National Day of Prayer
will be observed in Bartow at Fort
Blount Park at 7 p.m. Church
groups and individuals are asked
to meet to offer intercessory
prayers for the city, county, state,
country, and world.
For more information, contact
the United Intercessors of Bartow
at 534-8283.


Prayer Service Set for an

End to Family Violence


A woman is beaten every five
seconds in the United States,
according to a American Medical
Association report.
In addition, each year in the
U.S., two to four million women
are abused by their intimate part-
ner and of those, nearly 4,000 die.
Daily, at least one million chil-
dren are abused or neglected, and
approximately three of these chil-
dren die.
To that end, members of area
churches are gathering Tuesday,
May 1, at 7 p.m., at the Church of
the Resurrection, 3720 Old
Highway 37 in Lakeland, for a
special interfaith prayer service
"for an end to family violence,"
said Jackie Reycraft, a local regis-


tered play therapist.
Guest speakers for the prayer
service include: area prison chap-
lain Imam Al-Khatib; Rabbi
Eddie Fox; Resurrection Pastor
Matt Mello; area psychiatrist Dr.
Mark Helm; Angelica Marquez of
the Domestic Violence Shelter;
Gene Lord, domestic violence
coordinator for the Lakeland
Police Department; and Tim
Pemberton, a domestic violence
advocate.
Special music will be presented
by students from Harrison School
of the Arts, with a duet by
Dominique Aulisio and Kiersten
Spindler.
For more information, call
Reycraft at 863-709-0873.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERI-
CAS FORMERLY KNOWN AS BANKER'S
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE AND CUS-
TODIAN,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
W. DENNIS MADDOX A/K/A WALLACE D.
MADDOX; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF W. DEN-
NIS MADDOX A/K/AWALLACE D. MADDOX 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;
KENDRA L. MADDOX A/K/A KENDRA MAD-
DOX; PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FEDERAL CRED-
IT UNION; STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPART-
MENT OF REVENUE; CITIFINANCIAL, INC.;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
2006-CA-005003
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
April 3. 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 2006-
CA-005003 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for POLK County, BAR-
TOW, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at THE JURY LOUNGE, SEC-
OND FLOOR at the POLK County Courthouse
located at 255 N Broadway Ave. in Bartow,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the rd day of May. 2007
the following described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 11 OF UNRECORDED PLAT
DESCRIBED AS: THE EAST 165
FEET OF THE WEST 1155 FEET
OF THE SOUTH 660 FEET OF
THE SE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF
SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 27
SOUTH, RANGE 26 EAST, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING
SOUTH AND WEST OF THE
STATE ROAD S-17.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale if any other than
the property owner as of the date of the
'lic nDndons must fil a rlaim 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 4th day of Aril. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1195
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ELLENA B. THOMAS
Deceased.
File Number:
07CP-0726
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of ELLENA
B. THOMAS, deceased, Case Number 07CP-
0726 is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is Drawer CC-4, Post Office Box 9000,
Bartow, Florida 33831-9000. The names and
addresses of the Personal Representative and
the Personal Representative's attomey are set
forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the Decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against
Decedent's estate on whom this Notice is
served within three months after the date of the
first publication of this Notice must file their
claims with the Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE 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, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is April 19. 2007.
Personal Representatives
DOUGLAS D. THOMAS
711 5 Twelve Oak Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33813
This Document Prepared By:
Law Offices of Mark F. Dahle, P.A.
By: Mark F. Dahle
Attorney for Personal Representative
5110 South Florida Avenue
Building A, Suite 105 (33813)
Post Office Box 6629
Lakeland, Florida 33807-6629
Telephone: (863) 648-0100
Florida Bar No. 0716405
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1226

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CLAIMS DIVISION
JOHN GRIEGER, JR. INC. d/b/a PLANTATION
WHOLESALE FURNISHINGS C/O Robert H.
Grizzard, II, P.A.
P.O. Box 992
Lakeland, Florida 33802,
vs.
THE LAKES MOBILE HOME PARK, LLC C/O
JOHN G. REAMER, JR. Reg. Agent
3022 Club Drive
Destin, Florida 32550,
CASE NO.
53-2006SC-007266-0000-LK
NOTICE OF ACTION
SERVICE BY PUBLICATION
TO: THE LAKES MOBILE HOME
PARK, LLC C/O JOHN G. REAMER,
JR., Reg. Agent
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your written
defense, if any, to it on ROBERT H. GRIZ-
ZARD, II, P.A., Plaintiff's Attorney, whose
address is 120 Pine Street, Post Office Box
992, Lakeland, Florida 33802-0992, on or
.before May 14, 2007, and file the original
with the clerk of this court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediate-
ly thereafter; 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 5th day of April, 2007.


RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By: /s/ Jessica Rayleen
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 10, 2006-1205

PUBLIC NOTICE
OF DEFAULT
Know all free Men by these presents:
That I James Tony: McNeill did present a
special private security agreement "True Bill"
U.C.C.-4 with Financial Statement U.C.C.-1 for
value of ONE HUNDRED MILLION
($100,000,000.00) DOLLARS in lawful money of
account, Gold or Silver minted Coin of Treasury
origin to: Mark E. Edwards purported public
delinquent. Who failed to answer, causing
Judgment by nihil dicit to be set against him as
duly presented in said "TRUE BILL" and collec-
table by levy as Special Private Collections
under Private International Law in and for
Randolph county, Country of. North Carolina
State in Our Supreme Court of original and
exclusive jurisdiction, with venue jus soil jus
sanguinis, as a court of first and last resort.
"Without Prejudice" U.C.C. 1-207 U.C.C. 1-
103.6 free inhabitant'of Randolph county,
Country of North Carolina State/Republic
April 16, 2007
James Tony: McNeill
E. Pluribus Unum
Common Law witnesses:
Robert William Puckett
Julian D. Friday
David Weldon Goldston
Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 2007-1222

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF:
MARGUERITE MOORE,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
07CP-0856
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MAR-
GUERITE MOORE, deceased, File No. 07CP-
0856, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is Probate Division, Clerk of the Circuit
Court, P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
Florida 33831-9000. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the personal
representatives' attorneys are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against.dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after the date of first
publication of this notice must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM, BUT IN
NO EVENT LATER THAN TWO YEARS
AFTER THE DEATH OF THE DECEDENT.
All other creditors of the decedent and 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, BUT IN NO EVENT LATER THAN
TWO YEARS AFTER THE DEATH OF THE
DECEDENT.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
\The date of the first publication of this notice
is April 19. 2007.
Personal Representative:
DALTON ALEXANDER MOORE
4235 Creekwood Lane
Mulberry, 1'T rida 33860
CHARLES P. CHRITTON
Florida Bar No. 191307
WENDEL & CHRITTON, Chartered
POST OFFICE BOX 2808
LAKELAND, FL 33806-2808
(863) 603-7730
Attorney for Personal Representative
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1224

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IVANHOE FINANCIAL, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BRIAN BELL A/K/A BRIAN P. BELL; MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR 123LOAN,
LLC; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRIAN BELL
A/K/A BRIAN P. BELL; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006-CA-001063
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Motion and Order Resetting Foreclosure sale
Date dated the -4 day of April. 2007, and
entered in Case No. 2006-CA-001063, of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida, wherein IVANHOE
FINANCIAL, INC. is the Plaintiff and BRIAN
BELL A/K/A BRIAN P. BELL; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC., AS NOMINEE FOR 123LOAN, LLC;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRIAN BELL A/K/A
BRIAN P. BELL; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash
at the JURY LOUNGE, SECOND FLOOR,
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255 N
BROADWAY, BARTOW, FLORIDA (ENTRY ON
CHURCH STREET), at the Polk County
Courthouse, in BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on the 3rd day of May. 2007, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOTS 59 AND 60, REPLAT OF KELL-
WOOD VILLAGE, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 74, PAGE 10, 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 5th day of Aril. 200.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1204

IN .THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION


AEGIS FUNDING CORPORATION,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
SANDRA NAULING; GEORGE E. NAULING,
JR.; 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; THE
INDEPENDENT SAVINGS PLAN COMPANY
A/K/A ISPC; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2006-CA-004986
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Granting the Motion to Reset Foreclosure
Sale dated March 29. 2007 entered in Civil Case
No. 53-2006-CA-004986 of the Circuit Court of
the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for POLK
County, BARTOW, Florida, I will sell to the high-
est 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 3rd
day of May. 2007 the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 109, ROYAL RIDGE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 101, PAGE 42, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale if any other than
the property owner as of the date of the
lis pendens must file a claim Within 60
days after the sale
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue,
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 vice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida
Relay Services 711.
Dated this 30th day of March. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1188
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TAMARA CHANCY A/K/A TAMARA
CHANCEY, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53-2006-CA-00-4627-0000-WH Sec 4
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEFEBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 3,
2007, and a Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated September 29, 2005, and entered in
CASE NO. 53-2006-CA-00-4627-0000-WH Sec
4, of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial
Circuit in and for\ POLK County, Florida, where-
in CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION, is Plaintiff and TAMARA
CHANCY A/K/A TAMARA CHANCE, et al.,
are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in the Jury Lounge, Second
Floor, Polk County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway, Bartow, Florida. Please note that the
main entrance is located on Church Street. No
entry is possible from Broadway Avenue, in
Bartow, POLK County, Florioa, 9:00 AM o'clock
on the 41th day of May, 2007, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment,,to wit:
LOT 9, IN BLOCK A OF WHEELER
HEIGHTS UNIT NO. 1, ACCORDING TO,
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 56, PAGE 19,
OF THE- PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 4601 Weston Road, Bartow, Florida
33830.
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 4U day of April. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/ Mary Thomas
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr 19, 26, 2007-1192



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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
DFUISCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY,
P'LAIN TIFF
VS
LESIIE R. DALTON: SANDRA G. DALTON;
AN\ AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH. UNDER
Oli AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVID-
UAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN
TO RE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN'INTER-
SEST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS. DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
REGENCY PLACE HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCI-
ATION, INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEIENDANT(S)
CASE NO:
53-2007-CA-00-672-0000-SEC 4
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
April 3. 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 53-2007-
CA-00-672-0000-SEC 4 of the Circuit Court of
the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for POLK
County. BARTOW. Florida, I will sell to the high-
e st 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 3rd
day of May 2007 the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment. to-wit:
LOT 197, BLOCK D, REGENCY
PLACE, PHASE TWO, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 110,
PAGES) 8 AND 9, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
S\y p n._ claiming an interest in the
,,_, .. 1 1 Il,- il-11 it -1 n --th r Il ,- rn
.Li, property owner as of the date of the
:- u-s.el' r t li' l -U Ithnlll t'
d.av; after the sale
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
SSecond floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
kiocated at 255 North Broadway Avenue,
Barnow. Florida. Please note that the main
e tiance 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 4th day of April, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
SDeputy Clerk
-(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Apr. 19, 26. 2007-1196

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
'ACCREDITED HOME LENDERS, INC., SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER TO AAMES FUNDING
CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARY D HEITMEYER, ETAL.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2006-CA-004918
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 3.
2007, and entered in Case No. 53-2006-CA-
J04918, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Polk County, Florida, wherein
-CCREDITED HOME LENDERS, INC., SUC-
,ESSOR BY MERGER TO AAMES FUNDING
CORPORATION, is a Plaintiff, and MARY D
HEITMEYER; UNKNOWN TENANT are the
defendants. I will sell to the highest and best
,idder for cash at Polk County Courthouse Jury
Lounge, Second Floor, 255 N. Broadway,
m-`Irtow, Fl, at 09:00 AM on May 3. 2007, the fol-
l!awing described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
STHE SOUTH 80 FEET OF LOT 32,
MIRIANA PARK UNIT NO. 2,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF' RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 69, PAGE 20, 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 4th day of April, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
-As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1197


lN. THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
U S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR SG MORTGAGE SECURITIES
ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2006-FRE2,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
ANTWAN D. LUCAS A/K/A ANTWAN D.
LUCUS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANTWAN D.
LUCAS A/K/A ANTWAN D. LUCUS IF ANY;
BRUCE LONG; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
BRUCE LONG IF ANY; REGIONAL MITCHELL
A/K/A REGINALD MITCHELL; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF REGIONAL MITCHELL A/K/A
REGINALD MITCHELL IF ANY; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
-THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS


SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; CITY OF WINTER
HAVEN, FLORIDA; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
2007-CA-000280
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
IIOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
I lrl irdg nCi of r oreclosure daied
Apr.l:3,_2007 entered in Civil Case No. 2007-
CA-000280 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH


Judicial Circuit in and for POLK County, BAR-
TOW, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at THE JURY LOUNGE, SEC-
OND FLOOR at the POLK County Courthouse
located at 255 N Broadway Ave. in Bartow,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd day of May,
207Q the following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOTS 8-9 OF FRANK H. THOMP-
SON'S RESUBDIVISION OF
BLOCK 16 OF MCRAE AND
BRYANT'S 2ND ADDITION TO
LAKELAND, FLORIDA, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS.
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,
PAGE(S) 9, 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 temporary changes 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 4th day of Apri 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Apr.19, 26, 2007-1200

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROYAL WELLINGTON BRYSON, et al.,
Defendants.
Case No.
53-2006-CA-005259-00 -WH
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure Including Award of Attorneys'
Fees and Costs dated April 3, 2007,
entered in Case No. 53-2006-CA-
005259-000-WH of the Circuit Court of
the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Polk
County, Florida, wherein COUNTRYWIDE
HOME LOANS, INC. is the Plaintiff and
ROYAL WELLINGTON BRYSON and __.
BRYSON, unknown spouse of ROYAL
WELLINGTON BRYSON, if married; JOHN
DOE and JANE DOE is/are Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,
at Jury Lounge, Second Floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 N. Broadway Avenue,
Bartow, Polk County, Florida in the City of
Bartow, Florida at 9:00 o'clock A.M., on
Wednesday, the Znd day of May. 2007, the
following described property, as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment' of
Foreclosure Including Award' of Attorneys'
Fees and Costs, to wit:. *.j :
Lot 80, WALES GARDENS UNIT NO. 1, as
per Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book
17, Page 24, of the Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
Together with that certain mobile home
Serial Number FLA146M9998A/B, Decal
Number 12231543/R0633871, Title
Number 70073783/2
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 4th day of April, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS, Clerk
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1201


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
RONDA SHEARER A/K/A RHONDA SHEARER;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RONDA SHEARER
A/K/A RHONDA SHEARER 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 INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
2006-CA-004935 SEC 4
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
March 5, 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 2006-
CA-004935 SEC 4 of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for POLK County,
BARTOW, Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at THE JURY LOUNGE,
SECOND FLOOR at the POLK County
Courthouse located at 255 N Broadway Ave. in
Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 4th day of
May. 2007 the following described property as
set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 120, CITRUS HIGHLANDS
PHASE IV, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 88, PAGE 45, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A
1998 REDMAN MOBILE HOME,
VIN# FLA14612997A AND VIN#
FLA1 461 2997B


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 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 arp 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 8th day of March 200.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1186

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR MASTR ASSET BACKED
SECURITIES TRUST 2006-NC1,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
JAMES A. SULLIVAN; AMANDA SULLIVAN;
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
IING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVID-
UAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,' DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; NEW
CENTURY MORTGAGE CORPORATION;
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA; JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
2006-CA-5201
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
March 15. 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 2006-
CA-5201 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for POLK County, BAR-
TOW, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at THE JURY LOUNGE, SEC-
OND FLOOR at the POLK County Courthouse
located at 255 N Broadway Ave. in Bartow,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 4th day of May. 200
the following described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 9 IN BLOCK 15 OF LAKE
THOMAS ESTATES UNIT FIVE,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 60, PAGE 8, 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 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 16th day of March. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1187

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
In Re The Estate Of:
RUSSELL FERRIS,
Deceased
File Number:
07-CP-0807
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of RUSSELL
FERRIS, deceased, whose date of death was
January 18, 2007, File Number 07-CP-0807, is
pending in the Probate Court, Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division; the address of which
is Polk County Courthouse, Post Office Box
9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831-
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, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this
notice is served, must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER' OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent; and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate, including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is April 19, 2007.
Personal Representative:
Lillian Ferris
4041 Byrd's Crossing Drive
Lakeland, FL 33812
Attorney for Personal Representative:
James A. Barrios, Esquire
JAMES A. BARRIOS, P.L.
Florida Bar No. 115169
321 North Kentucky Avenue Suite No. 5
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Telephone: 863/688-6022
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1217


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
NANCY A. GRAHAM,
Deceased.
File No:
07 CP-0886
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Testate)
The administration of the estate of NANCY A.
GRAHAM, deceased, whose date of death was


August 23, 2006, File Number 07 CP-0886, is
pending in tho Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which
is Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
Florida 33830. The estate is testate and the date
of the Will and any Codicils are August 16, 2001.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All interested persons on whom a copy of this
Notice of Administration is served must file any
objections that challenge the validity of the will,
the qualifications of the personal representative,
venue, or jurisdiction of this Court, by filing a
petition or other pleading requesting relief with
this Court, in accordance with the Florida
Probate Rules, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE SERVICE OF A


COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this
notice is served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
SAll other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including unmatured, contin-
gent and unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is April 19, 2007.
Personal Representative:
NANCY L.GRAHAM
3671 Sapphire Lane
Mulberry, Florida 33860
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Richard A. Miller, Esquire
Florida Bar No: 328911
Miller, Crosby & Miller, P.A.
Post Office Box 8169
Lakeland, Florida 33802-8169
(863) 688-7038
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1227


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
MARY M. SPARKS a/k/a MARY F. SPARKS,
Deceased.
File No:
07 CP-0843
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
ANID NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Testate)
The administration of the estate of MARY M.
SPARKS a/k/a MARY F. SPARKS, deceased,
whose date of death was February 23, 2007,
File Number 07 CP-0843, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Post Office Box
9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33830. The
estate is testate and the date of the Will and any
Codicils are July 15, 2003. The names and
addresses of the personal representative.and
the personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All interested persons on whom a copy of this
Notice of Administration is served must file any
objections that challenge the validity of the will,
the qualifications of the personal representative,
venue, or jurisdiction of this Court, by filing a
petition or other pleading requesting relief with
this Court, in accordance with the Florida
Probate Rules, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this
notice is served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including unmatured, contin-
gent and unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is April 19, 2007.
Personal Representative:
DON RICHARD SPARKS
914 Michigan Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60202
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Richard A. Miller, Esquire
Florida Bar No: 328911
Miller, Crosby & Miller, P.A.
Post Office Box 8169
Lakeland, Florida 33802-8169
(863) 688-7038
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1229


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THERESA D. WIDUP A/K/A TERESA D.
EBACH, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006-CA-005199 04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 3t
day of April 2007, and entered in Case No.
2006-CA-005199 04, of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein HSBC MORTGAGE SER-
VICES, INC. is the Plaintiff and THERESA D.
WIDUP A/K/A TERESA D. EBACH; NORMAN
EBACH; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash
at the JURY LOUNGE, SECOND FLOOR,
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255 N
BROADWAY, BARTOW, lFLORIDA (ENTRY ON
CHURCH STREET), at the Polk County
Courthouse, in BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on the 4th day of May. 200Z, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 32, HUNTWICKE PHASE 1,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 92, PAGE 43,
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
thle 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 4th day of Apri 20Q.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1209


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY
ABS CAPITAL 1, INC. TRUST 2006-NC4,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
GAY D. ALLEYNE; GLADYS I. ETHERIDGE;
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM-
ING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVID-
UAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN
TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2006-CA-005018
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
April 3. 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 53-2006-
CA-005018 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for POLK County, BAR-
TOW, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at THE JURY LOUNGE, SEC-
OND FLOOR at the POLK County Courthouse
located at 255 N Broadway Ave. in Bartow,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 3rd day of May. 2007
the following described property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 21, BLOCK 3, TRADEWINDS
ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 46, PAGE 6, 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
entrances 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 5th day of April. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1213

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, SERVICING
LP
Plaintiff,
vs.
CARL PENTON_ KATHERYN PENTON;
UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KEN ANDERSON;
W.S. BADCOCK CORPORATION, and any
unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
and other unknown persons or unknown spous-
es claiming by, through and under any of the
above-named Defendants,
Defendants.
/
CASE NO.:
53-2006-CA-3747-WH-04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
will on the 38 day of May 2007, at 9:00 o'clock
A.M., at the Jury Lounge, Second floor, 255 N.
Broadway in Bartow, Florida 33830 offer for sale
and sell at public outcry to the highest and best
bidder for cash, the following-described proper-
ty situate in Polk County, Florida:
LOT 10 OF MEADOW RIDGE ESTATES
PHASE III, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 103, PAGE 46, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETH-
ER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1998 PEACH-
STATE NAVIGATOR MOBILE HOME I.D.
NO. PSHGA21377A/B, TITLE NOS.
0084983514 AND 0084983782
pursuant to the Final Judgment entered
in a case pending in said Court, the style
of which is indicated above.
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 neces-
sary, the Clerk will post a "Notice of Change"
at the sale location directing the bidders to
the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion 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 Service 800-955-8770.
WITNESS my ha d and official seal of
said Court this 51 day of April. 200a .
Richard Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Lori Armiio
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1214


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
PHILIP J. ASSANTE Ill; SHANNON L.
ASSANTE; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE HERE-
IN 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; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
2006CA-005124
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
April32007 entered in Civil Case No. 2006CA-
005124 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 locat-
ed at 255 N Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Florida, at
9:00 a.m. on the 4th day of May. 2007 the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in said
Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 8, BILTMORE SHORES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT


THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 35, PAGE(S) 11 AND 12,
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 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 4th day of April. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1190

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORI-
DA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
U.S. BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO FIRSTAR BANK, N.A.,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
David E. Adams; Nathaniel Williams, Jr.;
Florida Utility Trailers, Inc.; Polk County
DEFENDANTS.
CASE# 2006CA-005291
Division#: 07
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated April 3 2007 entered in Civil Case
No. 2006CA-005291 of the Circuit Court .of
the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for POLK
County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK, N.A.,
AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
FIRSTAR BANK, N.A., Plaintiff and DAVID E.
ADAMS (SSN 264-84-XXXX) are defen-
dant(s), I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash, AT THE JURY LOUNGE, SEC-
OND FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
255 NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE, BARTOW,
FLORIDA, AT 9:00 AM, MAIN ENTRANCE IS
ON CHURCH STREET, NO ENTRY AVAILABLE
ON BROADWAY AVENUE. May 3. 2007, the
following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 10 AND THE SOUTH 20 FEET OF LOT
11, IN BLOCK 4 OF WESWEGO, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 11, 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 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
bidders to the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the Office of
the Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) working days of your receipt
of this notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or
Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED at BARTOW, Florida, this 3rd day of
April. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1191






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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIND THE CITY OF
BARTOW
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS)
ADOPTED BY ORDINANCE NO. 2006-14
IN COMPLIANCE
AND THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMEND-
MENTS ADOPTED BY ORDINANCE NOS.
2006-12
NOT IN COMPLIANCE
DOCKET NO. 06-1-NOI-5303-(A)-(N)
The Department gives notice of its intent to
find the Amendment(s) to the Comprehensive
Plan for the City of Bartow, adopted by
Ordinance No(s). 2005-12, on July 5, 2006,
NOT IN COMPLIANCE, and Ordinances No(s).
2006-14 on July 5, 2006 IN COMPLIANCE, pur-
suant to Sections 163.3184, 163.3187,
163.3189, F.S.
The adopted City of Bartow Comprehensive
Plan Amendment(s) and the Department's
Objections, Recommendations and Comments
Report, (if any), are available for public inspec-
tion Monday through Friday, except for legal hol-
idays, during normal business hours, at the City
of Bartow City Hall, 450 North Wilson Avenue,
Bartow, Florida 33831.
Any affected person, as defined in Section
163.3184, F.S., has a right to petition for an
administrative hearing to challenge the pro-
posed agency determination that the
Amendments) to the City of Bartow
Comprehensive Plan are In Compliance, as
,defined in Subsection 163.3184(1), F.S. The
petition must be filed within twenty-one (21)
days after publication of this notice, and must
include all of the information and contents
described in Uniform Rule 28-106.201, F.A.C.
The petition must be filed with the Agency Clerk,
Department of Community Affairs, 2555
Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-2100, and a copy mailed or delivered to
the local government. Failure to timely file a peti-
tion shall constitute a waiver of any right to
request an administrative proceeding as a peti-
tioner under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S.
If a petition is filed, the purpose of the adminis-
trative hearing will be to present evidence and
testimony.and forward a recommended order to
the Department. If no petition is filed, this Notice
of Intent shall become final agency action.
This Notice of Intent and the Statement of
Intent for those amendments) found Not In
Compliance will be forwarded be petition to the
Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) of
the Department of Management Services for the
scheduling of an Administrative Hearing pur-
suant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The
purpose of the administrative hearing will be to
present evidence and testimony on the noncom-
pliance issues alleged by the Department in its
Objections, Recommendations, and Comments
Report and Statement of Intent in order to
secure a recommended order for forwarding to
the Administration Commission.
If a petition is filed, other affected persons
may petition for, leave to intervene in the pro-
ceeding. A petition for intervention must be filed
at least twenty (20) days before the final hearing
and must include all of the information and con-
tents described in Uniform Rule 28-106.205,
F.A.C. A petition for leave to intervene shall be
filed at the Division of Administrative Hearings,
Department of Management Services, 1230
Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3060. Failure to petition to intervene with-
in the allowed time frame constitutes a waiver of
any right such a person has to request a hearing
under Section 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., or to
participate in the administrative hearing.
After an administrative hearing petition is
timely filed, mediation is available pursuant to
Subsection 163.3189(3)(a), F.S., to any ,fected
person who .is made a party to the prqpeeding
by filing that request with the administrative law
judge assigned, by the Division of Administrative
Hearings. The choice of mediation shall not
affect a party's right to an administrative hear-
ing.
-s- Valerie J. Hubbard AICP Director
Division of Community Planning
Department of Community Affairs
2555 Shumard Oak Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100
Apr. 26, 2007-1326

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: THE INTEREST OF:
TREYVON JEFFERSON MIELKE
DOB: September 1, 2003
A Minor Child.
/
CASE NO.:
53-2007DR-3048
Section number: 02
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR TERMINATION
OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
TO: ANY UNKNOWN FATHERS
UNKNOWN ADDRESS
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been
filed against you and that you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to
it on WILSON FERRIE, P.A., 4412 Old Road 37
Lakeland, Florida 33813, on or before May,
2007, and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court at 255 N. Broadway, Bartow, FL 33831
before service on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may
be entered against you for the relief demand-
ed in the Petition.
Copies of all court documents In this case,
including orders, are available at the Clerk of
the Circuit Court's office. You may review
these documents upon requests.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in
this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on
record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law
Rules of Procedure, requires certain auto-
matic disclosure of documents and informa-
tion. Failure to comply can result in sanc-
tions, including dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
DATED April 23, 2007.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Apr. 26, May 3, 10, 17, 2007-1325


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., AS. INDENTURE
TRUSTEE Successor by Merger to FIRST
UNION NATIONAL BANK,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
DENNIS RODRIGUEZ-ROSADO, MARITZA
CASTILLO, TROPICANA RESORT CONDO-
MINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., POLK COUNTY
TAX COLLECTOR, UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION #1, AND #2, et al.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-2006CA-004429-0000-WH
SECTION: 7
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to
a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure
dated April 5, 2007, entered in Civil Case No.
53-2006CA-004429-0000 (7) of the Circuit Court
of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Polk
County, Florida, wherein the WACHOVIA BANK,
N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE Successor by
Merger to DENNIS RODRIGUEZ-ROSADO,
MARITZA CASTILLO, TROPICANA RESORT
CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., POLK
COUNTY TAX COLLECTOR, are Defendants.
I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Jury Lounge, Second Floor, in the
Polk County Courthouse, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, FL 33831, at 9:00 A.M. on the 10th day


of May, 2007, the following described property
Polk County, Florida:
UNIT 460, TROPICANA RESORT, A CON-
DOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE DEC-
LARATION OF CONDOMINIUM THERE-
OF, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL
RECORDS BOOK 4020, PAGE 0274, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH AN
UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN THE COMMON
ELEMENTS APPURTENANT THERETO
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Florida. Please note that the main entrance is
located on Church Street. No entry is possible
from Broadway Avenue. In the event any tem-
porary change is necessary, the Clerk will post a
"Notice of Change" at the sale location directing
the bidders to the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain assistance. Please
contact the Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court
on April 6, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Lor Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1275


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CLIFFORD L. JUDY and MARY E. JUDY,
Plaintiff
vs.
VERN D. DOEHRING and CAROL L.
DOEHRING,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
07CA-0067
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that accordance with
the Summary Final Judgment entered on April 4,
2007, in Civil Action no. 07CA-0067 Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida, in which VERN
D. DOEHRING and CAROL L. DOEHRING
were the Defendants, and CLIFFORD L. JUDY
and MARY E. JUDY, the Plaintiff, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at the JURY
LOUNGE, 2ND FLOOR, of the Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broadway Avenue,
Bartow, Florida, to begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.
on May 9, 2007, the following real property as
set forth in said Summary Final Judgment to wit:
That part of the NW 1/4 of Section 112,
Township 25 South, Range 24 East, Polk
County, Florida, being described as follows:
Commence at the SW corner of the said NW
1/4 of said Section 12; thence South
89'55'37" E along the South line of the said
NW 1/4 948.38 feet to the point of begin-
ning, thence from said point of beginning run
N 07'10'00" W 822.14 feet; thence N
83'12'17" E 357.10 feet; thence S 11'06'45"
E 332.94 feet to the South Boundary of said
sand road, said South Boundary being
12.50 feet from the centerine of said sand
road; thence N 83'12'17" E along said South
Boundary 223.60 feet to the point of inter-
section of said sand road; thence S
05'30'30" E along the West Boundary of
said sand road 561.08 feet to the South line
of the said NW 1/4 of said section 12; thence
N 89'55'37" W along said South line 592.09
feet to the point of beginning. Containing
10.00 Ac more or less. Together with a 25
foot easement over and across Attachment
"A" also a 25 foo nt easementover and across
a sand road traversing property in the NE
1/4 of the SW 1/4 of said Section 12.
Attachment A: Fifteen (15') on each side of
the center line hereinafter described for the
South twelve feet (12') of said easement and
then twelve and one-half feet (12 1/2') on
each side of the aforesaid center line said
line beginning at a point in the center where
the right-of-way of an old tram road inter-
sects the Green Pond Road at a distance of
1,596 feet more or less from the East
boundary line of the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of
Section 12, Township 25 South, Range 24
East and run thence in a Northerly directions
along the center of the right-of-way of the
aforesaid tram road to a point where the
same crosses the North boundary line of the
aforesaid NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section
12.
Please not that the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event any tempo-
rary 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.
Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus
from the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file
a claim within 60 days after the sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Florida. Please note that the main entrance is
located on church Street. No entry is possible
from Broadway Avenue. In the event any tem-
porary change is necessary, the Clerk will post a
"Notice of Change" at the sale location directing
the bidders to the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain assistance. Please
contact the Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED this 5th day of Aril. 2007..
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1280


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
REGIONS BANK, D/B/A REGIONS MORT-
GAGE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
NAZAM ASHIQ AKA NAZAM H ASHIQ, IF LIV-
ING, 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 NAZAM ASHIQ AKA
NAZAM H ASHIQ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
NAZAM ASHIQ AKA NAZAM H ASHIQ;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT
#2; ALDEA RESERVE HOME OWNERS ASSO-
CIATION, A FLORIDA NOT FOR PROFIT COR-
PORATION,
Defendants.


CASE NO.
53-2007-CA-1846
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: NAZAM ASHIQ AKA NAZAM H ASHIQ and
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NAZAM ASHIQ AKA
NAZAM H ASHIQ,
Last known address: 212 GRANADA BLVD,
DAVENPORT, FL 33837 and 4 MORELANDS
TERRACE WEST DEWSR, WEST YORK-
SHIRE, UK
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming interest
by, through, under or against NAZAM ASHIQ
AKA NAZAM H ASHIQ and UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF NAZAM ASHIQ AKA NAZAM H
ASHIQ and all parties having or claiming to have
any right, title or interest in the property


described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
described property:
LOT 8, ALDEA RESERVE, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 135, PAGE(S) 23
THROUGH 30, INCLUSIVE, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses to it, if any, to it, on Susan Yeoung
J. Kang, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 2901 STIRLING ROAD, SUITE
300, FT LAUDERDALE, FL 33312, on or
before May 28, 2007 and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before ser-
vice on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded
in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court this
24th day of April. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Lina Aguilar
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1335


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
(PROBATE DIVISION)
IN RE: ESTATE OF
J.T. HALL, JR.,
Deceased.
File Number:
07CP-0933
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered in
the estate of J.T. HALL, JR., deceased, File
Number 07CP-0933, by the Circuit Court of Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
Bartow, FL 33831; that the decedent's date of
death was November 9, 2006; that the total
value of the estate is $6,750.00 and that the
names and addresses of those to whom it has
been assigned by such 6rder is PATRICIA A.
HALL, 810 Shady Lane, Bartow, FL 33830
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full payment was
made in the Order of Summary Administration
must file their claims with this court WITHIN
THE TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is April 26, 2007.
Person Giving Notice:
Patricia A. Hall
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
KELLY B. HARDWICK, III
Florida Bar No.: 211028
P. 0. Box 778
Bartow, Florida 33831-0778
Telephone: 863-533-1300
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1328


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 05/07/2007, 9:30 am at 2935 US HIGHWAY
17 S, BARTOW, FL 33830-8982. S.T.A.R.S.
TOWING reserves the right to acceptor reject
any and/or all bids.
1999 ISUZU
VIN# 4S2CK58W8X4308019
April 26, 2007-1329

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
(PROBATE DIVISION)
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ESTHER GREATHOUSE,
Deceased.
File Number:
07CP-0793
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of ESTHER
GREATHOUSE, deceased, whose date of
death was October 23, 2006, and whose Social
Security Number is 261-30-4804, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is the
Polk County Court House, P. O. Box 9000-
Drawer CC4, Bartow, Florida 33831. The names
and addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice has
been served must file their claims with the Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF'THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED 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 TO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is April 26, 2007.
Personal Representatives:
FERANDA LAWRENCE
Attorney for Personal Representative:
KELLY B. HARDWICK, III
Florida Bar No.: 211028
Post Office Box 778
*Bartow, Florida 33831-0778
(863) 533-1300
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1330




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LELIA GRIFFITH,
Deceased.
File Number:
07CP-0600
Division Probate


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of LELIA
GRIFFITH, deceased, whose date of death was
January 7, 2007, File Number 07CP-0600, Is
pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which
is 255 North Broadway, Bartow, FL 33830. The
names and addresses of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other 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 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 WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET
FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH .IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is April
26,2007.
Signed on April 24, 2007.
MAURIA A. MEEKS
Personal Representative
5105 Bonnybrook Drive, East
Lakeland, Florida 33811
R. Mark Fore
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 0106836
GRAY ROBINSON, P.A.
One Lake Morton Drive
Post Office Box 3
Lakeland, Florida 33802-0003
Telephone: (863) 284-2210
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1331



Notice of Sale
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter
715 of the Florida Statutes the following
described property will be sold at public auction
to the highest and best bidder for cash or certi-
fied funds: 1970 NBLT Mobile Home, VIN
N2012, Title No. 0004236148, which is regis-
tered to Clarence Harold Whitfield, 1125 5th
Street SW, Winter Haven, Florida 33880-3726,
and was last in possession of Clarence Harold
Whitfield, 121 Bonny Shores Drive, Lakeland,
Florida 33801. Said sale shall take place at 121
Bonny Shores Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801,
on May 30, 2007, at 10:00 a.m.
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1332


CITY OF BARTOW
BID NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids in tripli-
cate, as listed below shall be received by the
City of Bartow, 505 North Mill Avenue, Bartow,
Florida 33830, up to 10:00 a.m. May 10. 2007 to
be opened thereafter and publicly read in the
Conference Room of the Purchasing Agent,
505 North Mill Avenue, Bartow, Florida at 10:00
a.m. on May 10. 2007. Bids shall be submitted
to the City of Bartow, Attention Purchasing
Department at 505 North Mill Avenue, Bartow,
Florida 33830.
All bids must be securely sealed in an envelope
and clearly marked on the outside with the date,
time and name of bid. Detailed specifications
and information may be obtained from the
Purchasing Department at 863-534-0133.
The City of Bartow reserves the right to reject
any or all bids in whole or part and/or to accept
or reject any items in the bid and waive any
informalities.
The City of Bartow will not be responsible for
bids opened before the specified time due to
envelopes that are not properly addressed
and/or unmarked as Instructed In this notice.
Contractor for Painting the Bartow Civic
Center
Per specifications
2250 South Floral Avenue
Bartow, Florida
Contact Russ Martin, Public Works Dept. to
schedule an On-site inspection.
863.534.0100
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1333

ACE Wrecker Service
(863) 422-3930
38030 Hwy 27, Davenport, FL 33837
Notice of Auction pursuant to F.S 713.78 on May
11, 2007 at 8:30 a.m. All bids cash only.
05 HYUNDAI
VIN# KMHCG45C35U580584
May 18, 2007 at 8:30 a.m.
84 Toy
VIN# JT2SV12E3E0121887
89 Cadillac
VIN# 1G6CD5151K4309239
97 Linc
VIN# 1LNLM82W7VY749142
Apr. 26, 2007-1334

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 NOMURA ASSET ACCEP-
TANCE CORPORATION MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-
AF2,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
PAUL SAYER; SIOBHAN SAYER A/K/A SLOB-
HAN SAYER; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE HERE-
IN 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; LEGACY PARK MASTER HOME-
OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.; THE
RETREAT AT LEGACY PARK HOMEOWNERS'
ASSOCIATION, INC.; MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
2007-CA-000155
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale
dated April 5. 2007 entered in Civil Case No.
2007-CA-000155 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 10th day of
Ma2007 the following described property as
set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 159, LEGACY PARK PHASE TWO,
ACCORDING TO THE FLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 127, PAGES
16-18, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an Interest in the sur-

plus from the sale, if any. other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis 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 at day of April. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1285


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH POLK COUNTY
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK REGIONS BANK,
COUNTY, FLORIDA Plaintiff,
CIVIL DIVISION vs.
N RE: THE FORFEITURE OF: CHRISTOPHER GILDEA, IF LIVING, AND IF
SEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED SEVEN- DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
TYAND 00/100 DOLLARS ($7,570.00) UNITED DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
STATES CURRENCY LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST
CASE NO: BY, THROUGH, UNDER ,OR AGAINST
2007CA-2044 CHRISTOPHER GILDEA; KAREN GILDEA, IF
SECTION: 07 LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
Ricardo Cornejo ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
650 Brayton Lane TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
Davenport, Florida CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH,
Johanna Cornejo UNDER OR AGAINST KAREN GILDEA; TUS-
2010 Tiffany Street CAN RIDGE MASTER HOMEOWNERS ASSO-
Mission, Texas-78572 CIATION, INC.; COUNTRYSIDE AT TUSCAN
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS who claim an RIDGE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.;
interest in the above-captioned property: UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT
Grady Judd, as Sheriff of Polk County,' #2;
Florida, ("Polk County Sheriff's Office"), gives Defendants.
notice of forfeiture proceedings pursuant to CASE NO.
Sections 932.701-707, Florida Statutes, in 53-2006-CA-005221
regard to the above-described property NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
("Captioned Property"). NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
1. Captioned Property was seized in or near Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 10,
Davenport, in Polk County, Florida on or about 2007, and entered in Case No. 53-2006-CA-
March 13, 2007, by the Polk County Sheriff's 005221, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial
Office and Captioned Property is presently in the Circuit in and for Polk County, Florida, wherein
custody of the Polk County Sheriff's Office. REGIONS BANK, is a Plaintiff, and CHRISTO-
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide lien holder, or PHER GILDEA, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE
person in possession of the property at the time UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
of seizure has the right to request an adversari- GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
al preliminary hearing from the Tenth Judicial TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
Circuit Court to determine whether probable CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH,
cause exists to believe that Captioned Property UNDER OR AGAINST CHRISTOPHER
has been or is being used in violation of the GILDEA; KAREN GILDEA, IF LIVING, AND IF
Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act. DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
3. A Complaint seeking forfeiture of DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
Captioned Property was filed in the Circuit Court LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Polk OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST
County on or about April 17, 2007. BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST KAREN
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct GILDEA; TUSCAN RIDGE MASTER HOME-
copy of the foregoing was furnished to the OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; COUNTRY-
addressee(s) herein this 20t day of Agri.2006. SIDE AT TUSCAN RIDGE HOMEOWNERS
DAVID S. BERGDOLL ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
General Counsel UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defendants. I
Polk County Sheriff's Office will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash
455 North Broadway at Polk County Courthouse Jury Lounge,
Bartow, Florida 33830 Second Floor, 255 N. Broadway, Bartow, Fl, at
(863) 534-6294 09:00 AM on May 11. 2007. the following
Florida Bar #0209902 described property as set forth in said Final
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1327 Judgment, to wit:
LOT 66, TUSCAN RIDGE PHASE THREE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN- RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 120, PAGES
TY, FLORIDA 11 AND 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
PROBATE DIVISION OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
IN RE: ESTATE OF Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
ANNE (A/K/A-ANNA) M. HICKINBOTTOM plus from the sale, if any, other than the
Deceased. property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
File No.: dens must file a claim within 60 days after
07CP-0590 the sale.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
The administration of the estate of ANNE Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
(A/K/A-ANNA) M. HICKINBOTTOM, deceased, located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
whose date of death was February 5, 2007, is Florida. Please note that the main entrance is
pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County, located on Church Street. No entry is possible
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which from Broadway Avenue. In the event any tem-
is 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida porary change is necessary, the Clerk will post a
33830. The names and addresses of the per- "Notice of Change" at the sale location directing
sonal representative and the personal represen- the bidders to the temporary sale location.
tative's attorney are set forth below. If you are a person with disabilities who needs
All creditors of the decedent and other per- any accommodation in order to participate in this
sons having claims or demands against dece- proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice has the provision of certain assistance. Please con-
been served must file their claims with this court tact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863)
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER 534-4690, within two (2) working days of your
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE Relay Services 711.
ON THEM. DATED this 11th day of April, 2007.
All other creditors of the decedent and other RICHARD M. WEISS
persons having claims or demands against As Clerk of the Court
decedent's estate-must file their claims with this By: /s/ Mary Thomas
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE As Deputy Clerk
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS (Seal)
NOTICE. Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1289
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO CIVIL DIVISION
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE- VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND FINANCE,
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. INC.,
The date of first publication of this notice is Plaintiff,
April 26, 2007. vs.
Personal Representative: STEVEN CORTS A/K/A STEVEN C. COURTS;
SCOTT HICKINBOTTOM UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF STEVEN CORTS
426 Via del Sol Drive A/K/A STEVEN C. CORTS; IF LIVING, INCLUD-
Davenport, Florida 33896 ING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
Attorney for Personal Representative: DEFENDANTS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF
L. EDGAR BARNHILL III, ESQ. DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
Florida Bar No. 338631 HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
2799 Northwest BocaRaton Boulevard CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES,
Suite 214 AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
Boca Raton, Florida 33431 THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
Telephone: 561-998-7999 NAMED DEFENDANTSS; MIDFLORIDA FED-
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1308 ERAL CREDIT UNION; FORD MOTOR CRED-
IT COMPANY; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT TENTH JUDICIAL ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
CIRCUIT OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO- LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
BATE DIVISIdN PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
IN RE: ESTATE OF OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS;
CORBETT, SR., CLARENCE C., a/k/a UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT
Clarence Cecil Corbett, Sr., #2;
DECEASED. Defendantss.
FILE NUMBER CASE NO.
07CP-0707 2007-CA-000658
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION Notice is hereby given that, pursuant "to a
(Intestate) Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
The administration of the Estate of Clarence entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit
C. Corbett, Sr., deceased, File Number 07CP- Court of Polk County, Florida, I will sell to the
0707, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk property situate in Polk County, Florida,
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of described as:
which is Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, LOT 59, COUNTRY TRAILS PHASE 1,
Bartow, Florida 33831-9000. The estate is intes- ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF, AS
tate. The names and addresses of the Personal RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 82, PAGE 30, OF
Representative and the Personal THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
Representative's attorney are set forth below. FLORIDA.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI- TO INCLUDE A:
FIED THAT: 2003 SOUTHERN HOMES VIN
All persons on whom a copy of this Notice is SSLAL44179 88193279
served must file objections that challenge the A/K/A 4805 COUNTRY TRAILS DRIVE,
validity of the will, the qualifications of the per- POLK CITY, FL 33868
sonal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of at public sale, to the highest and best bidder,
this Court, by filing a petition or other pleading for cash, at the Jury Lounge, Second Floor,
requesting relief with this Court, in accordance Polk County Courthouse, 255 North
with the Florida Probate Rules, WITHIN THREE Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida at 9Q
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF o'clock A.M., or as soon thereafter 900
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A.M., the 11th day of May, 2007.
All creditors of the decedent and other per- Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
sons having claims or demands against dece- plus from the sale, if any, other than the
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent property owner as of the date of the lis pen-
or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this 'dens, must file a claim within 60 days after
Notice is served must file their claims with this the sale.
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A Florida. Please note that the main entrance is
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. located on Church Street. No entry is possible
All other creditors of the decedent and other from Broadway Avenue. In the event any tern-
persons having claims or demands against the porary change of location is necessary, the
decedent's estate, including unmatured, contin- Clerk shall post a "Notice of Change" at the sale
gent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims location directing the bidders to the temporary


with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS sale location.
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- If you are a person with disabilities who needs
TION OF THIS NOTICE, any accommodation in order to participate in this
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to
BE FOREVER BARRED. the provision of certain assistance.. Please con-
The date of the first publication of this Notice tact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863)
is April 26, 2007. 534-4690, within two (2) working days of your
Personal Representatives: receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice
Jordan J. Corbett impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida
1790 Gibbons Street, Bartow, FL 33830 Relay Services 711.
Attorney for Personal Representatives: WITNESS my hand and seal of this court on the
Donald H. Wilson, Jr., Esquire 11th day of April, 2007.
Boswell & Dunlap, LLP RICHARD M. WEISS
Post Office Drawer 30 CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
Bartow, Florida 33831 By /s/ Mary Thomas
(863) 533-7117 Deputy Clerk
Florida Bar No. 222208 (Seal)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1300 Apr.,26, May 3, 2007-1290


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIA
TION, AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CORA THOMPSON; NEW BEGINNINGS OF
FORT MEADE, LLC; GEORGE DAVID THOMP-
SON A/K/A GEORGE D. THOMPSON; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006-CA-004727-SEC 11
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Motion and Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale
Date dated the 4Z1 day of April. 2007, and
entered in Case No. 2006-CA-004727-SEC 11,
of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit
in and for Polk County, Florida, wherein WELLS
FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE is the Plaintiff and CORA THOMP-
SON; NEW BEGINNINGS OF FORT MEADE,
LLC; GEORGE DAVID THOMPSON A/K/A
GEORGE D. THOMPSON; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are
defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bid-
der for cash at the JURY LOUNGE, SECOND
FLOOR, POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255
N BROADWAY, BARTOW, FLORIDA (ENTRY
ON CHURCH STREET), at the Polk County
Courthouse, in BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on the 9th day of May. 200, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
THE EAST 86.5 FEET OF THE EAST 136
FEET OF THE NORTH 80 FEET OF LOT 1,
BLOCK 11, C.L. MITCHELL'S ADDITION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS'
RECORDED IN DEED BOOK F, PAGE 45,
OF THE CURRENT 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 6th day of April. 2007.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seat)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1283

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
DOYCE BRANNING,
Plaintiff,
vs.
OLIN C. GRAMLING II and KAREN K. GRAM-
LING,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
06CA-0851 Sec 11
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a
Summary Judgment entered in the above enti-
tled cause in the Circuit Court of Polk County,
Florida, I will sell the property located in Polk
County, Florida, being specifically described as
follows:'
Lots 1, 2 and 3, Block 4, MEADOW-LAWN,
according to the map or plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 13, Page 14, public
records of Polk County, Florida, AND that
part of Tennessee Street (closed), to the
center line thereof, between Block 3 and
said Block 4 and adjoining said Lots 1, 2,
and 3, on the East. Together with that 1980
Mobile Home Title Numbers 17183979 and
*17183980; Identification Numbers 2690A/B.
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, Polk County, Florida, at 9:00
a.m. on the 11th day of May, 2007.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERfTY 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 biddersto 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 April 10. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By /s/ Lori Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1294


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 HOME EQUITY ASSET TRUST 2005-
3, HOME EQUITY PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2005-3, .
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSEPH L. PAYNE, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2005CA-004229-0000-SEC 08
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 5th day
of April, 2007, and entered in Case No. 53-
2005CA-004229-0000-SEC 08, of the Circuit


Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Polk
County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANKI NATIONAL.
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF
THE HOLDERS OF THE HOME EQUITY
ASSET TRUST 2005-3, HOME EQUITY PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-3, is
the Plaintiff and JOSEPH L. PAYNE; MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR LIME FINAN-
CIAL SERVICES, LTD (MIN#
100206411111181821); HEATHER PAYNE;
TROY L. WADE; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I


will sell to the highest and best bidder for casi
at the Jury Lounge Second Floor, Polk Count
SCourthouse, 255 North Broadway Avenue
Bartow, Florida (Entry on Church Street), at thi
Polk County Courthouse, in BARTOW, Florida
at 9:00 a.m. on the 10th day of May, 2007, thi
Following described property as set forth in sai
Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 25, HARTFORD ESTATES, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 123, PAGES 15 AND 16,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
S 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 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 E
"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, tc
the provision of certain assistance. Please con
tact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2) working days of youi
receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida
Relay Services 711.
Dated this th day of April, 2007.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of The Circuit Court
By /s/ Lori Armiio
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1276


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA .
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., AS INDENTURE
TRUSTEE Successor by Merger to FIRST
UNION NATIONAL BANK,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
ROGER D. SHEFFIELD a/k/a ROGER
SHEFFIELD, ELAINE SHEFFIELD, AMERICAN
GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC., WACHOVIA
BANK, N.A. f/k/a FIRST UNION NATIONAL
BANK OF FLORIDA, UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION #1, AND #2, et al.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-2006CA-005071-0000
SECTION: 7
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to
a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure
dated April 5, 2007, entered in Civil Case No.
53-2006CA-005071-0000 (7) of the Circuit Court
of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Polk
County, Florida, wherein the WACHOVIA BANK,
N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE Successor by
Merger to FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK,
Plaintiff, and ROGER D. SHEFFIELD a/k/a
ROGER SHEFFIELD, ELAINE SHEFFIELD,
AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC.,
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. f/k/a FIRST UNION
NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION #1 N/K/A RENEE
PRICE, are Defendants.
I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Jury Lounge, Second Floor, in the
Polk County Courthouse, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow,'FL 33831, at 9:00 A.M. on the 10th day
of May, 2007, the following described property
Polk County, Florida:
LOT 27, BLOCK A, NORTHWOOD ACRES
UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 63, PAGE 30, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE/MANUFAC-
TURED HOME DESCRIBED AS: 1973
AMHE MOBILE HOME, ID NO. 1111558,
TITLE NO. R231016
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Florida. Please note that the main entrance is
located on Church Street. No entry is possible
from Broadway Avenue. In the event any tem-
porary change is necessary, the Clerk will post a
"Notice of Change" at the sale location directing
the bidders to the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain assistance. Please
contact the Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court
on April 6, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1277


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
NELSON M. PINZON, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF NELSON M. PIZON, MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS
NOMINEE FOR FREMONT INVESTMENT &
LOAN (MIN# 1001944-6000173178-5), BRIAR-
GROVE HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION,
INC., UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION #1, AND #2, et al.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-2007CA-000257-0000
SECTION: 8
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to
a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure
dated April 4, 2007, entered in Civil Case No.
53-2007CA-000257-0000 (08) of. the Circuit
Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Polk
County, Florida, wherein the US BANK NATION-
AL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, and
NELSON M. PINZON, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF NELSON M. PIZON, MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS
NOMINEE FOR FREMONT INVESTMENT &
LOAN (MIN# 1001944-6000173178-5), BRIAR-
GROVE HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION,
INC., UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION #1 N/K/A CHRISTINA RAMOS, AND
UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION #2
N/K/AANTHONY FALCON, are Defendants.
I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Jury Lounge, Second Floor, in the
Polk County Courthouse, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, FL 33831, at 9:00 A.M. on the 9th day of
May, 2007, the following described property
Polk County, Florida:


LOT 155, BRIARGROVE, SECOND ADDI-
TION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 98, PAGE 18,
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 tem-
porary change is necessary, the Clerk will post a
"Notice of Change" at the sale location 'directing
the bidders to the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you,


h to the provision of culain assistance. Please
y contact the Office of the Court Administrator
,(863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days o
e your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing o
, voice impaired, call (D) (863) I63534-7777, o
e Florida Relay Service 711
d WITNESS my hand and theI seal ol thle court
on April 5, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIHGCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1279


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
,CIVIL DIVISION
e GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC F/K/A CON-
SECO FINANCE SERVICING CORP.,
i Plaintiff,
i vs.
DONALD KURNS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
a DONALD KURNS; PEGGY D. KURNS;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PEGGY D. KURNS;
ANNIE P. NAPIER; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
i ANNIE P. NAPIER; SAM NAPIER;
i UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAM NAPIER;
SGAIL KENNON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SGAIL KENNON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEN-
r DANT(S), 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;
THE STATE OF FLORIDA; POLK COUNTY, A
POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH
ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID
DEFENDANTS AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST DEFENDANTS; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
2007-CA-001972
NOTIQCEFACTIQON
TO: ANNIE P. NAPIER; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ANNIE P. NAPIER; SAM NAPIER;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAM NAPIER; GAIL
KENNON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GAIL KEN-
NON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF
REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER
OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS)
Whose Residence are/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 1, BLOCK C, PEACE RIVER HEIGHTS,
BARTOW, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 46, PAGE 16, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A: 2515 HAMILTON STREET, BAR-
TOW, FL 33830
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.
Witness my hand and seal of this court of the
20th day of April, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Xochitl Munoz
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1301


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARIE MANTIK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MARIE MANTIK; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S), 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 TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #2;
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
2007-CA-001958
NOTICE OF ACTIQ
TO: MARIE MANTIK; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF MARIE MANTIK; IF LIVING, 'INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S), 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, it any, in the above
proceeding with the Clerk of the Court, and to
serve a copy thereof upon the plainllft'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 89, HAMLET AT WEST HAVEN,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 124, PAGE 7, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A: 259 HENLEY CIRCLE, DAVEN-
PORT, FL 33837
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 clays of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida
Relay Services 711.
Witness my hand and seal of this court of the
20th day of April, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /sLLinaAguilar
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1302


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY


e CIVIL DIVISION
, MOREQUITY, INC.,
f Plaintiff,
r vs.
r LAURENCE W. ROBINSON, SR. A/K/A LAU-
RENCE W. ROBINSON A/K/A LARENCE W.
t ROBINSON; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
LAURENCE W. ROBINSON, SR. A/K/A LAU-
RENCE W. ROBINSON A/K/A LARENCE W.
ROBINSON; ALJUANA R. ROBINSON; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALJUANA R.
ROBINSON; BRIAN T. GILLIAM A/K/A BRIAN
TODD GILLIAM; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF BRIAN T GILLIAM A/K/A BRIAN TODD
GILLIAM; CHRISTINE A. GILLIAM A/K/A
CHRISTINE A. GILLIAM; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CHRISTINE A. GILLIAM A/K/A
SCHRISTINE A. GILLIAM; 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 DEFENDANTSS;
STATE OF FLORIDA; POLK COUNTY, A
SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA;
WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY
EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFEN-
DANTS AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIM-
ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST
DEFENDANTS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
2007-CA-001849
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LAURENCE W. ROBINSON, SR. A/K/A
LAURENCE W. ROBINSON A/K/A LARENCE
W. ROBINSON; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
LAURENCE W. ROBINSON, SR. A/K/A LAU-
RENCE W. ROBINSON A/K/A LARENCE W.
ROBINSON; ALJUANA R. ROBINSON; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALJUANA R. ROBIN-
SON; BRIAN T. GILLIAM A/K/A BRIAN TODD
GILLIAM; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
BRIAN T. GILLIAM A/K/A BRIAN TODD
GILLIAM; CHRISTINE A. GILLIAM A/K/A
CHRISTINE A. GILLIAM; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF CHRISTINE A. GILLIAM A/K/A CHRISTINE
A. GILLIAM; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S), 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 520, LAKE PIERCE RANCHETTES,
FIFTH ADDITION, PHASE ONE, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 82, PAGE 19, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
To include a:
UNKNOWN UNKNOWN, VIN and
A/K/A: 3694 BUCK BOARD TRAIL, LAKE
WALES, FL 33853
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..
Witness my hand and seal of this court of the
20th day of April, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By /s/ Lina Aguilar
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1303


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WAYNE ARNOLD SULLIVAN
Deceased.
File No.:
07CP-0792
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of WAYNE
ARNOLD SULLIVAN, deceased, whose date of
death was August 15, 2006, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Post Office Box
9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33831-9000.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this notice
is April 26. 2007.
Personal Representative:
Paula J. Sullivan
6904 Marlyn Drive
Lakeland, FL 33809
Attorney for Personal Representative:
C. Geoffrey Vining, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 280569
C. GEOFFREY VINING, P.A.
Post Office Box 2525
Lakeland, FL 33806-2525
Telephone: (863) 687-8320
Apr. 23, May 3, 2007-1299


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VERA MAE HORNSBY, also known as VERA
HORNSBY,


Deceased.
FILE NO.
07CP-0045
Division: Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO All PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DL MANUS AuAINSI' THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been entered in
the estate of VERA MAE HORNSBY, also
known as VERA HORNSBY, deceased, File
Number 07CP-0045; by the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Division; the
address of which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer No.
CC4, Bartow, Florida 33831-9000; that the


decedent's date of death was November 19,
2005; that the total value of the estate is
$62,000.00 and that the names and addresses
of those to whom it has been assigned by such
order are:
THOMAS C. HORNSBY, JR.
9372 Cat Track Trail
Lake Wales, FL 33898
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and persons
having claims or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims with the 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 within
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is April 26. 2007.
THOMAS C. HORNSBY, JR.
9372 Cat Track Trail
Lake Wales, FL 33898
Attorney for Personal Representative:
John W. H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (863) 773-0910
Florida Bar Number: 0650137
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1316


Webb's Towing &
Recovery Service
3025 East Main Street
Lakeland, Florida 33801
863/687-0304
FAX/606-0621
PUBLIC AUCTION NOTICE
May 15, 2007 9:00 am

1984 Oldsmobile Delta 98
VIN# 1G3AH69YXEM781764
1974 Pontiac Grand Ville
VIN# 2P49W4D102399
1995 Pontiac Sunfire
VIN# 1G2JB1245S7536381
1990 Cadillac Sedan Deville
VIN# 1G6CD5339L4208186
1997 Ford Escort
VIN# 1FALP13P3VW351860
1985 Toyota Camry
VIN# JT2SV16E2F0303706
1994 Mercury Grand Marquis
VIN# 2MELM75W9RX640860
1992 Honda Accord
VIN# 1HGCB7156NA059387
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass
VIN# 1G3WH54TXND370683
1989 BMW 325i
VIN# WBAAA2306K4495869
1994 Ford LTD
VIN# 2FALP71W3RX161001
1998 Dodge Neon
VIN# 1B3ES47COWD670741
1993 Buick Century
VIN# 1G4AL55N7P6414991
1987 Renault Alliance
VIN# 1XMAC9535HK123386
2000 Ford Ranger,
VIN# 1FTYR10C1YPC17357
Apr. 26, 2007-1318


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Michael Brandon Gunter
deceased.
Case Number:
07CP-0760
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Michael
Brandon Gunter, deceased, Case Number
07CP-0760, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Richard M. Weiss, Clerk of
the Court, Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
Bartow, FL 33830-9000. The names and
addresses of the Personal Representative and
the Personal Representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons, who have 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 PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons who have claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
April 26, 2007.
Andrea C. Gunter, Personal Representative
MICHAEL H. WILLISON, P.A.
Michael H. Willison, Esquire
2033 E. Edgewood Drive, Suite 1
Lakeland, Florida 33803
(863) 668-8715
Florida Bar No. 382787
Attorney for Personal Representative
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1319



PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that THE
SCHOOL BOARD OF POLK COUNTY, FLORI-
DA hais settled a lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court
of Tenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Polk County,
Florida, by Penni Sue Pyle, which is in the
nature of a claim. This claim was settled for an
amount exceeding $5,000.00, which proceeds
were paid by the Florida School Boards
Insurance Trust on behalf of the Polk County
School Board.
Dated: April 24, 2007.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: Margaret A. Lofton, Chairman
Attest: Gall F. McKinzie, Secretary
(Seal)
Apr. 26, 2007-1320


Notice of Sale
Pursuant to FI St 713.585, Auto Lien &
Recovery, Inc. w/Power of Attorney, will sell the
following vehicles to the highest bidder to satis-
fy lien. All auctions held with reserve, as is
where is, Cash or Certified funds. Inspect 1
week prior at lienor facility. Interested parties


call 954-893-0052. Sale date 05-17-07 @ 10:00
am. at Lienors Facility.
Auction will occur where each vehicle is located
under License AB0000538. Be advised that
owner or lienholder has a right to a hearing prior
to the scheduled date of sale by filing with the
Clerk of Courts. Owner/Lienholder may recover
the vehicle without instituting judicial proceed-
ings by posting bond as per Fl St 559.917. Net
proceeds in excess of lien amount will be
deposited with the Clerk of Court
25% BUYERS PREMIUM
#POLD417 lien amt $3Z075. 1991 CHEVRO-
LETSW vin# 1GNER1SKMF113082
reg: JACK RILDLFY HARDER of 1845 SHAD
LANE, LAKE WALES


cus: JACK HARPER of 1845 SHADY LANE,
LAKE WALES
I.h: NONE
lienor: BLEW BAYOU. INC 19300 S.R. 60
EAST. LAKE WALES
phone: 772-473-8898
Apr. 26, 2007-1321

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION
HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC.,
Plaintiff
v.
DANIEL E. BREJCHA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF DANIEL E. BREJCHA; KELLY SUE BRE-
JCHA W.A.T.A. KELLY SUE BOSSARD;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KELLY SUE BRE-
JCHA W.A.T.A. KELLY SUE BOSSARD; HSBC
MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC.; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC.; and UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS, TEN-
ANTS, OWNERS, AND OTHER UNKNOWN
PARTIES, including, if a named defendant is
deceased, the personal representatives, the
surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other parties claiming by,
through, under or against that defendant, and
the several and respective unknown assigns,
successors in interest, trustees or other persons
claiming by, through, under or against any cor-
poration or other legal entity named as a defen-
dant, and all claimants, persons or parties, nat-
ural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is
unknown, claiming under any of the above
named or described defendants,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.:
2007-CA-001373
NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY
TO: KELLY SUE BREJCHA
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KELLY SUE BRE-
JCHA
UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS, TENANTS,
OWNERS, AND OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES
Unknown Residence
Mailing Address: Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose a mortgage on the following proper-
ty in Polk County, Florida:
LOT 4, JAN PHYL VILLAGE, UNIT #1, AS
SHOWN BY MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 36, PAGES 28 AND 29.
has been filed against you, KELLY SUE BRE-
JCHA, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KELLY SUE
BREJCHA, UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS, TEN-
ANTS, OWNERS, AND OTHER UNKNOWN
PARTIES, including, if a named defendant is
deceased, the personal representatives, the
surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other parties claiming by,
through, under or against that defendant, and
the several and respective unknown assigns,
successors in interest, trustees or other persons
claiming by, through, under or against any cor-
poration or other legal entity named as a defen-
dant, and all claimants, persons or parties, nat-
ural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is
unknown, claiming under any of the above
named or described defendants, and you are
required to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any to it, on the Plaintiff's attomey, whose
name and address is ENRICO G. GONZALEZ,
P.A., 6255 East Fowler Avenue, Temple Terrace,
Florida 33617, and file the original with the Clerk
of the above-styled Court, on or before May 18,
2007, otherwise, a judgment may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court
on April 20, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lina Aguilar
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1324


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 2005-4,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
LORINDA E. COX, A/K/A LORIE E. COX;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LORINDA E .COX
A/K/A LORIE E. COX IF ANY; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2006-CA-004358
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Granting the Motion to Reset Foreclosure
Sale dated April 5. 2007 entered in Civil Case
No. 53-2006-CA-004358 of the Circuit Court of
the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for POLK
County, BARTOW, Florida, I will sell to the high-
est 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 10th
day of May. 2007 the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 34, TERRANOVA PHASE I, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 119, PAGES 30-31, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis 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 6th day of April. 2007Z.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk


(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
April 26, May 3, 2007-1281





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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
M AND T MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM A. STEPHENS, JR.; AUTO OWNERS
INSURANCE COMPANY AS SUBROGEE OF
DONALD KLECKNER; CAPITAL ONE BANK;
NICHOLAS FINANCIAL, INC.; DONALD
KLECKNER; JACKIE NELSON; SHEILA D.
STEPHENS; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006-CA-004402 04
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Motion and Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale
Date dated the 3rd day of Aril, 2007, and
entered in Case No. 2006-CA-004402 04, of the
Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida, wherein M AND T
MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is the Plaintiff
and WILLIAM A. STEPHENS, JR.; AUTO OWN-
ERS INSURANCE COMPANY AS SUBROGEE
OF DONALD KLECKNER; CAPITAL ONE
BANK; NICHOLAS FINANCIAL, INC.; DONALD
KLECKNER; JACKIE NELSON; SHEILA D.
STEPHENS; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash
at the Jury Lounge Second Floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broadway Avenue,
Bartow, Florida (Entry on Church Street), at the
Polk County Courthouse, in BARTOW, Florida,
at 9:00 a.m. on the 9th day of May, 2007, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment,.to wit:
LOT 55, OF MCLEOD GARDENS SUBDI-
VISION PHASE TWO, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 108, PAGE 2,
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
proceediiig, 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 6th day of April, 2007.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of The Circuit Court
By Is/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1282


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
.ALLEN P. WOODS,
Deceased.
PROBATE FILE NO.
07CP-0868
Division: PROBATE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Allen P.
Woods, deceased, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division,
File Number 2007 CP 0868, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
Florida 33830. The names and addresses for
the Personal Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of
this is served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this notice
is April 26. 2007.
Personal Representative:
VICTORIA W. KEENE
5531 104th Terrace
Live Oak, FL 32060
Attorney and Personal Representative:
JOE T. MARTIN, P.A.
P.O. Box 949
Lake Wales, FL 33859;0949
'(863) 676-6085
(863) 676-6086 facsimile
Florida Bar No. 050891
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1306


NOTICE OF SPECIAL
MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that THE
SCHOOL BOARD OF POLK COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, will attend a special meeting to which all
persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME:
May 4, 2007 at 8:30 a.m.
PLACE:
Superintendent's Conference Room at
The School Board of Polk County,
Florida, at 1915 Florida Avenue, Bartow,
Florida 33830
PURPOSE:
To conduct School Board business.
A copy of the agenda may be obtained by
writing to JoAnne Clanton in the
Superintendent's Office at The School Board of
Polk County, P. O. Box 391, Bartow, Florida
33831, or by calling 863-534-0521.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans
with Disabilities Act, any person requiring spe-
cial accommodations to participate in this meet-
ing is asked to advise the agency at least 48
hours before the meeting by contacting Patricia
Hunter at 863-534-0513. If you are hearing or


speech impaired, please contact the agency by
calling Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771.
Dated: March 23, 2007.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
S By Margaret A. Lofton, Chairman
Attest Gall F. McKinzie, Secretary
(Seal)
Apr. 26, 2017-1311


NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS
TO ALL PERSONS WHO CLAIM AN INTER-
EST IN THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY:
The CITY OF LAKELAND, FLORIDA, hereby
gives notice of forfeiture proceedings to be had
in accordance with Sections 932.701.707,
Florida Statutes, in regard to: TWO THOU-


SAND SIX HUNDRED SEVEN DOLLARS
($2,607.00) IN U.S. CURRENCY. Said property
was seized at or near 1475 North New York
Avenue, in Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, on
March 6, 2007. The law enforcement agency
holding the property is the Lakeland Police
Department. A petition seeking forfeiture of the
property will be filed in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida.
ROGER A. MALLORY, ESQ.
General Counsel
Lakeland Police Department
219 North Massachusetts Ave.
Lakeland, Florida 33801
(863) 834-6994
Florida Bar No. 765449
ATTORNEY FOR CITY OF LAKELAND
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1309

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
ERIC GOODWELL,
Plaintiff,
vs
YVONNE DONLEY, a/k/a YVONNE DAVILA,
CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING CORP.,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2007CA-000527-0000-WH
THIRD NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING CORP.
ADDRESS 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 4th day of June. 2007. 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:
1996 Merrit mobile home
Vin Number: FLHML2P100914788A
Title Number: 0072298676
Decal Number: C0112545
If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled at
no cost to you, to the provision of certain
\assistance. Please contact the Office of the
Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within
two (2) working days, of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay
Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
on this 19th day of April. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ Sandy Chasse
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Apr. 26, May 3, 10, 17, 2007-1305


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.
AMANDA SUMMERALL, ET AL,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
2006CA-004302
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: AMANDA SUMMERALL and UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF AMANDA SUMMERALL
whose residence is 3050 FAST TROT TRAIL,
LAKE WALES, FL 33898
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 438, LAKE PIERCE RANCHETTES
FORTH ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 80, PAGE 22, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH A 1996 DOUBLE-WIDE
MOBILE HOME VIN#'S 047045A AND
047045B
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 28, 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 20th day of April,
2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT ,
BY: /s/ Lina Aguilar
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1304


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:,
ONE THOUSAND'TWO HUNDRED THIRTY
AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($1,230.00) UNITED
STATES CURRENCY

CASE NO.: 2007CA-1950
SECTION: 04
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS
Brenda Vail
220 Avenue D, S.E.
Winter Haven, FL 33880
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS who claim an
interest in the above-captioned property:
Grady Judd, as Sheriff of Polk
County, Florida, ("Polk County Sheriff's Office"),
gives notice of forfeiture proceedings pursuant
to Sections 932.701-707, Florida Statutes, in
regard to the above-described property
("Captioned Property").
1. Captioned Property was seized in or near
Winter Haven, in Polk County, Florida on or
about March 8, 2007, by the Polk County
Sheriff's Office and Captioned Property is
presently in the custody of the Polk County
Sheriff's Office.
2. Any owner, entity, bona fide lien holder, or
person in possession of the property at the time
of seizure has the right to request an adversari-
al preliminary hearing from the Tenth Judicial
Circuit Court to determine whether probable
cause exists to believe that Captioned Property


has been or is being used in violation of the
Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act.
3. A Complaint seeking forfeiture of Captioned
Property was filed in the Circuit Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County on
or about April 16, 2007.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct
copy of the foregoing was furnished to the
addressee(s) herein this 17th day of Aril. 2007.
CASSANDRA L. DENMARK. FSQUIRF
Polk County Sheriff's Office
455 North Broadway
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863) 534-6351
Florida Bar #0553247


Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1298

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10th JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
WACHOVIA BANK OF DELAWARE, N.A., F/K/A
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK OF
DELAWARE,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
ANGEL ALICEA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ANGEL ALICEA IF ANY; MELISSA BRUNO;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MELISSA BRUNO 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; ASSO-
CIATION OF POINCIANA VILLAGE, INC.;
POINCIANA VILLAGE THREE ASSOCIATION,
INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
2007-CA-000441
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
April 9, 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 2007-
CA-000441 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for POLK County, BAR-
TOW, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at THE JURY LOUNGE, SEC-
OND FLOOR at the POLK County Courthouse
located at 255 N Broadway Ave. in Bartow,
Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 11th day of May.
2007 the following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 4, BLOCK 734, POINCIANA, NEIGH-
BORHOOD 5 NORTH, VILLAGE 3,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 54, PAGE 27,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis 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 10th day of April. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1295

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10th JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR
THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF CWALT
2004-06CB,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
EDI PALAU; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EDI
PALAU IF ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE HERE-
IN 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; BAHAMA BAY CONDOMINIUM
ASSOCIATION, INC.; COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS, INC.; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
2006-CA-004547
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Granting the Motion to Reset Foreclosure
Sale dated April 10. 2007 entered in Civil Case
No. 2006-CA-004547 SEC 7 of the Circuit Court
of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for POLK
County, BARTOW; Florida, I will sell to the high-
est 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 11th
day of May. 2007 the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:
CONDOMINIUM UNIT NO. 16206,
BAHAMA BAY, PHASE 16, A CONDOMINI-
IUM, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION
IOF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED IN OFFI-
CIAL RECORDS BOOK 5169, AT PAGE(S)
1306, AND ANY AMENDMENTS FILED
THERETO, PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
,COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WITH
AN UNDIVIDED INTERESTS IN AND TO
THE COMMON ELEMENTS AND ANY
AND ALL APPURTENANCES THEREOF.
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 10th day of April. 2007.
RICHARD'M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1297


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10th JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA


GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
Ui.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR CREDIT SUISSE FIRST
BOSTON 2005-8,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
LIDA D. LIVINGSTON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
LIDA D. LIVINGSTON, IF ANY; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELEC-


TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.;
CITY OF LAKELAND, FLORIDA; JOHN DOE 1;
JANE DOE 1, JOHN DOE 2 AND JANE DOE 2
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2006-CA-003194-0000-SEC-7
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Granting the Motion to Reset Foreclosure
Sale dated April 10. 2007 entered in Civil Case
No. 53-2006-CA-003194-0000-SEC-7 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 11th
day of May. 2007 the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 32 AND THE SOUTH 26 FEET OF
LOT 33 IN BLOCK 7, WESTGATE SUBDI-
VISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
10, PAGE 23 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA SUBJECT
TO A PRIVATE, NON-EXCLUSIVE EASE-
MENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS
OVER THE FOLLOWING PROPERTY:
THE SOUTH 16 FEET OF THE NORTH 22
FEET OF LOT 33, AND THE SOUTH 16
FEET OF THE NORTH 22 FEET OF LOT
16 IN BLOCK 7 WESTGATE SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 10, PAGE 23 OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
SUBJECT TO A PRIVATE EASEMENT
FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS OF THE
NORTH 8.00 FEET OF SAID PROPERTY.
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 lie 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 11th day of April. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1291


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.
ROBERT L. BUTTERFIELD, 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
ROBERT L. BUTTERFIELD; BARBARA N.
BUTTERFIELD, 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 BARBARA N. BUTTER-
FIELD; STEPHEN M. MARTIN; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2004-CA-2481-SEC07
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order Granting the Motion to Reset Foreclosure
Sale dated April 5. 2007 entered in Civil Case
No. 53-2004-CA-2481-SECO7 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 10th
day of May 2007 the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 65, LAKE POINT SOUTH, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 68, PAGES 1 AND 2, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis 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 6th day of April. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
April 26, May 3, 2007-1286


NOTICE OF
PUBLIC MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that THE
SCHOOL BOARD OF POLK COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, announces a public meeting schedule to
which all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME:
June 12, 2007
Work Session- 8:30 a.m.
School Board Meeting- 1:30 p.m.
June 26, 2007
Work Session- 8:30 a.m.
School Board Meeting- 1:30 p.m.


PLACE: 1915 Floral Avenue, Bartow,
Florida 33830
PURPOSE: To conduct School Board
business.
A copy of the agendas may be obtained by
writing to Joanne Clanton in the
Superintendent's Office at The School Board of
Polk County, P.O.'Box 391, Bartow, FL 33831 or
by calling 863-534-0521.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans
with Disabilities Act, any person requiring spe-
cial accommodations to participate in this meet-
ing is asked to advise the agency at least 48
hours before the meeting by contacting Patricia
Hunter at 863-534-0513. If you are hearing or
speech impaired, please contact the agency by


calling Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771.
Dated: April 24, 2007.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
By Margaret A. Lofton, Chairman
Attest Gail F. McKinzie, Secretary
(Seal)
Apr. 26, 2007-1322


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
NOVASTAR MORTGAGE, INC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSE DURAN; JUANA DURAN; UNKNOWN
PERSONS) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY; STATE FARM BANK,
Defendants.
/
CASE NO.:
53-2007-CA-001372 Sec 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
To the following Defendant(s):
JOSE DURAN
(RESIDENCE UNKNOWN)
JUANA DURAN
(RESIDENCE UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
for Foreclose of Mortgage on the following
described property:
LOT 12, OF HOLLY ESTATES, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
'RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 123, PAGES
27 THROUGH 29, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 714 LOBELIA DRIVE, DAVENPORT,
FLORIDA 33837
has been filed against you, and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Kahane and
Associates, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1815 Griffin Road, Suite
104, Dania Beach, Florida 33004 on or
before May 28, 2007, a date which is within
thirty (30) days after the first publication of
this Notice in the POLK COUNTY DEMOC-
RAT 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.
This notice is provided pursuant to
Administrative Order No. 2.065.
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,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; If you are hearing or
voice impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 800-955-8770.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court
on the 23rd day of April, 2007.
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Apr. 26, May 3, 2007-1323


RESCHEDULE NOTICE OF
PUBLIC MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that THE
SCHOOL BOARD OF POLK COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, announces a public meeting to which all
persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME:
May 9, 2007 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. (Policy
Committee Meeting scheduled for April
25, 2007 has been rescheduled)
PLACE:
Superintendent's Conference Room at
The School Board of Polk County,
Florida, at 1915 Florida Avenue, Bartow,
Florida 33830
PURPOSE:
To Committee will meet to consider
changes to the School Board Policy
Manual.
For further information or to request a copy of
the agenda for the Policy Committee Meeting,
please contact Wes Bridges, General Counsel,
Legal Services, for The School Board of Polk
County, Florida, at Post Office Box 391, Bartow,
Florida 33831, or 863-534-0773.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans
with Disabilities Act, any person requiring spe-
cial accommodations to participate in this meet-
ing is asked to advise the agency at least 48
hours before the meeting by contacting Patricia
Hunter at 8'3-534-0513. If you are hearing or
speech impaired, please contact the agency by
calling Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771.
Dated: April 23, 2007.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
By Margaret A. Lofton, Chairman
Attest Gail F. McKinzie, Secretary
(Seal)
Apr. 26, 2007-1310


NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY
ACTION BY THE
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice is given that the District's Final Agency
Action is approval of the Environmental
Resource Permit on 0.24 acres to serve as an
office addition known as Hauger Bunch-Office
Addition.
The project is located in Polk County, Section(s)
19, Township 28 South, Range 24 East. The
permit applicant is David F Bunch whose
address is P.O. Box 3648, Lakeland, FL 33802.
The permit number is 47031905-001.
The file(s) pertaining to the project referred to
above is available for inspection Monday
through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the .Southwest Florida
Water Management District (District) 170
Century Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830-7700.
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial interests are
affected by the District's agency action may peti-
tion for an administrative hearing in accordance
with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida
Statues (F.S.), and Chapter 28-106, Florida
Administrative Code, (F.A.C.), of the Uniform
Rules of Procedure. A request for hearing
must (1) explain how the substantial inter-
ests of each person requesting the hearing
will be affected by the District's action, or
final action; (2) state all material facts dis-
puted by each person requesting the hearing
or state that there are no disputed facts; and
(3) otherwise comply with Chapter 28-106,
F.A.C. A request for hearing must be filed with
and received by the Agency Clerk of the
District's Brooksville address, 2379 Broad
Street, Brooksville, FL 34609-6899. within 21
days of publication of this notice (or within 14
days for an Environmental Resource Permit with
Proprietary Authorization for the use of
Sovereign Submerged Lands). Failure to file a
request for hearing within this time period shall
constitute a waiver of any (ight such person may
have to request a hearing under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S.


Because the administrative hearing process is
designed to formulate final agency action, the fil-
ing of a petition means that the District's final
action may be different from the position taken
by it in this notice of agency action. Persons
whose substantial interests will be affected by
any such final decision of the District on the
application have the right to petition to become
a party to the proceeding, in accordance with
the requirements set forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S. to
settle an administrative dispute regarding the
District's action in this matter is not available
prior to the filling of a request for hearing.
Apr. 26, 2007-1312

NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY
ACTION BY THE


SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice is given that the District's Final Agency
Action is approval of the Environmental
Resource Permit on 500.00 acres to serve Multi-
Family Residential known as Carillan Place.
The project is located in Polk County, Section(s)
32, Township 28 South, Range 23 East. The
permit applicant is Carillan Lakes, LLC whose
address is 146 Horizon Court, Lakeland, FL
33813.
The permit number is 44012939-015.
The file(s) pertaining to the project referred to
above is available for inspection Monday
through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Southwest Florida
Water Management District (District) 170
Century Blvd., Bartow, FL 33830-7700.
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial interests are
affected by the District's agency action may peti-
tion for an administrative hearing in accordance
with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida
Statues (F.S.), and Chapter 28-106, Florida
Administrative Code, (FA.C.), of the Uniform
Rules of Procedure. A request for hearing
must (1) explain how the substantial inter-
ests of each person requesting the hearing
will be affected by the District's action, or
final action; (2) state all material facts dis-
puted by each person requesting the hearing
or state that there are no disputed facts; and
(3) otherwise comply with Chapter 28-106,
FA.C. A request for hearing must be filed with
and received by the Agency Clerk of the
District's Brooksville address, 2379 Broad
Street, Brooksville, FL 34609-6899. within 21
days of publication of this notice (or within 14
Says for an Environmental Resource Permit with
Proprietary Authorization for the use of
Sovereign Submerged Lands). Failure to file a
request for hearing within this time period shall
constitute a waiver of any right such person may
have to request a hearing under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, F.S.
Because the administrative hearing process is
designed to formulate final agency action, the fil-
ing of a petition means that the District's final
action may be different from the position taken
by it in this notice of agency action. Persons
whose substantial interests will be affected by
any such final decision of the District on the
application have the right to petition to become
a party to the proceeding, in accordance with
the requirements set forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S. to
settle an administrative dispute regarding the
District's action in this matter is not available
prior to the filling of a request for hearing.
Apr. 26, 2007-1313

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM CHESTER GARRETT,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
07CP-0892
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the .estate of WILLIAM
CHESTER GARRETT, deceased, whose date of
death was March 30, 2007, File Number 07CP-
0892, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
Bartow, FL 33831-9000. The names and
addresses of the Personal Representatives and
the Personal Representatives' attorney, are set
forth below. The Estate is Testate.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All persons on whom this Notice is served
who have objections that challenge the validity
of Will, the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this
Court are required to file their objections with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after the date of the
first publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF 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, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is April 26, 2007.
Lois Marie Garrett
Personal Representative
6403 Timucuans Dr.
Lakeland, FL 33813-4836
J. Scott Reed
Attorney for the Estate
P.O. Box 2866
2012 South Florida Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 680-2222
Florida Bar No. 0124699
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Public Notices
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
VICTOR ALVAREZ, MARGARITA ALVAREZ,
GIRALDO NUNEZ, LAKESHORE CLUB OF
POLK COUNTY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC., UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION #1, AND #2, et al.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
2006CA-004328
SECTION: 08
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April
3, 2007, entered in Civil Case No. 2006CA-
004328 Sec 8 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth
Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County, Florida,
wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, and VICTOR ALVAREZ,
MARGARITA ALVAREZ, GIRALDO NUNEZ,
LAKESHORE CLUB OF POLK COUNTY
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., et al.,
are Defendants.
I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Jury Lounge, Second Floor, in the
Polk County Courthouse, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, FL 33831, at 9:00 A.M. on the 3rd day
of May, 2007, the following described property
Polk County, Florida:
LOT 279, OF LAKESHORE CLUB, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, A 3
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 111, PAGE
16, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator, (863)
S534-4690, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 711.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the
court on April 4, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1194


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Public Notices
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
OLD REPUBLIC NATIONAL TITLE INSUR-
ANCE COMPANY,
SPlaintiff,
-vs-
JOHN L. ELCHINGER; MARIE D. ELCHIN-
GER, a/k/a MARIE ELCHINGER; BERMUDA
LAND TRUST, JT MACGILL, INC.;' UN-
KNOWNS: ALL OCCUPANTS AND TENANTS
OF THE SUBJECT REAL ESTATE; UN-
KNOWN: ALL UNKNOWN SPOUSES OF ANY
PARTY HERETO, AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS LIVING OR DEAD WHOSE NAMES
ARE UNKNOWN, WHO CLAIM ANY INTER-
EST IN THE SUBJECT REAL ESTATE,
Defendants.
Case No.:
2005CA-002624-0000-00
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an
In Rem Fin'l Judgment and Foreclosure De-
cree and an Order re-scheduling foreclosure
sale entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court
of Polk County, Florida, I will sell the property
situate in Polk County, Florida, described as:
LOT 6, OF BERMUDA POINTE, ACCORD-
ING TO PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED'
IN PLAT BOOK 97, PAGE 6, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
at public sale, to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, at the Jury Lounge, Second
Floor, Polk County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway, at Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on May 4. 2007.
Pursuant to the order reschedul-
Ing sale, any purchaser at the
above sale will take title to the
above-described real property
subject to the mortgage In favor
of Ameriquest Mortgage Company
as recorded In Official Records
Book 6590, Page 755, as re-
formed in Official Records Book
6835, Page 2186, both of the
Public Records of Polk County,
Florida.
ANY LIENHOLDER CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FUNDS
FROM THIS SALE, IF ANY, MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS
AFTER THE SALE IN ACCORDANCE
WITH SECTION 45.031(1)(a),
FLORIDA STATUTES
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street. No entry Is'
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the Clerk
will post a "Notice of Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the temporary sale
location.
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court Admin-
istrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED this 4th day of April2007.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 19, 26, 2007-1206


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GROVE WORKER wanted. Tractor
work, hand labor, irrigation, etc. Drivers
license required. Bilingual a plus. 537-
1177.
LOCAL CITRUS company needs truck
driver for local deliveries with Class A
CDL classification. 863-537-1343.
LOCAL- FORT Meade business office
secretary. Need to know word, excel.
Nice to know Quick Books. Pay negotia-
ble. Monthly incentives. 863-285-2755.
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.
PART-TIME MAINTENANCE technician
for rental property in Fort Meade Must be
knowledgeable in carpentry, plumbing
and electric repairs and have painting
skills. HVAC and appliance repair knowl-
edge beneficial. Should have own tools.
Must be bondable. Send resume to:
Charlton Court
P.O. Box 10293
Clearwater, Florida, 33757
Fax (727) 447-2252-Equal Employment
Opportunity.
PART/TIME MEDICAL assistant and
full/time receptionist needed for busy
Dr's office. Bilingual preferred. Fax re-
sume to: 863-285-6701.
PART/TIME PACKAGE flexible hours.
Apply XYZ Liquors, US Highway 17 S.,
Bartow, FL.
SECRETARY TO Senior Paster
Needed for Burkett Chapple Primitive
Baptist Church in Bartow. Full time/Part
time-Hrs M-F 9-5, $10-12/hr Negotiable.
Strong computer skills: Word Processing
& Spreadsheet experience required.
Must be proficient in- MS Office applica-
tions. E-mail resume to
Lmoore8474@aol.com.


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


SINGLE COPY CARRIER. We are ex-
panding our circulation and need an ad-
ditional single copy carrier. You will be
an independent contractor. Five days a
week. Must have a reliable vehicle and
be available in the late afternoon hours.
good profit for limited hours. Call Bob @
533-4183.
WILDWOOD BAPTIST Church is in need
of a pianist and music director. Call office
533-6944.

MEDICAL
HELP WANTED




Sifelinte
H""tre Hertlsh Gr" ':
of L.keland
The Perfect Cholcal


competitive Pay Excellent Benefit Package
Flexibility I Stability I Great work environment
Contact: MaxineWebley, Administrator
863-603-0252 fax 863-603-7853
or apply online at www.lhcgroup.com
For more Information, visit our
Career Center at www.lhcgroup.com

DRIVER WANTED-CDL Class A. Clean
driving record-local Good pay. Benefits.
Health insurance. Reim program. MTR
Farms 863-767-1667.
HOUSE
FOR SALE
2001 3 bedroom, 2 bath, concrete block,
2 car garage, 11 x 16 utility shed, half
acre, corner lot. Very large master bed-
room/bath. All tile/carpet. Lots of up-
grades. No HOA. Beautiful like-new,
$225,000. 863-285-8958.

HOUSE
FOR RENT
BARTOW 1 bedroom in Country $500
deposit, $550 per month. 533-5503 or
581-9790.

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.
TWO BEDROOM, $725.00 per month.
Security deposit and references re-
quired. Call 941-713-7083.


APARTMENT
FOR RENT


ASHLEY GLEN APARTMENTS

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


1 BEDROOM. apartment, CHA, nice
neighborhood, Suitable for adults. 533-
7529.

1 BEDROOM, furnished., No pets. NO
smoking. Bartow. 646-0109.
2 BEDROOM, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, CHA.
Northside Apartments, 719'Wanamaker
Avenue, Fort Meade. Contact Sheila
863-375-9988 or 863-285-7203.
BARTOW-2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, large
living room, sit down kitchen with appli-
ances, utility room, front porch, CHA,
ceiling fans, window coverings,
washer/dryer, great closet space. $675
security, $700 rent. 863-398-0853 for ap-
pointment and application.
COUNTRY LI.'irjG single story apart-
ment available Sl ,1' $455, 1 bedroom
$520. Hurry-only a few left. Call 863-
534-3243. Bearcreek Apartments.
EFFICIENCY APARTMENT, utilities in-
cluded. 533-8082. calls after 8 p.m.
EFFICIENCY WEEKLY or monthly, all
utilities pus cable included. Completely
furnished, pool, laundry room on site.
Small pets allowed. 533-5553.
NICE 1 bedroom apartment, CHA, wash-
er and dryer. $500 per month. King Real
Estate Services, 533-4119.
OAKS LANDING Apartments now leas-
ing Townhouses for May. Water; sewer,
garbage included. Call 533-6958 for in-
formation.
UNFURNISHED LARGE 1 bedroom, AC,
stove, refrigerator. Good location. No
pets. References. Suitable for adults.
533-4088.


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.


GARAGE SALE
1130 N. Maple,- 7a.m.. Lots of what
knots, must sell.
1575 IMPERIAL Avenue, Saturday 7:30-
12:00. Few Antiques, furniture and lots of
stuff.
780 W. Davidson Street # 34, 7 a.m.-1
p.m. Lots of new stuff, clothes, shoes
and miscellaneous items.
91 MINE Road off 60 East. First dirt
road to left. Lots of everything 8:30-3:00.
914 S. Lakeview Saturday 8:00-4:00. 11
week old puppies, Large tile top wood
dining table/6 chairs. Moving out sale.
Lots of miscellaneous. Call 863-519-
5496. No early sales.
BIG YARD sale, 15 S. Cleveland, Fort
Meade. Saturday only 4/28.
CHURCH WIDE YARD SALE
Fundraiser for summer camp, April 28,
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 1120 S. Woodlawn.
PEACE RIVER Estates I. Neighborhood
garage Sale. Saturday, April 28, 8:00-?
91 Mine to Gandy Follow Signs.
SATURDAY 28, 8:00-12:00. Camping
supplies, tools, truck wheels, clothes, ex-
ercise equipment. boat supplies, Go
Carts, other miscellaneous items.
SATURDAY 28TH., 8:00-? 770 Shady
Lane. Everything must go. No early
shoppers.
SATURDAY, 28TH 8:00-2:00. Corner of
Hwy 17 and 640. Huge 5 family sale. Ev-
erything

825 BEARCREEK Drive, Saturday, 8:00-
? Clothing, household, furniture, miscel-
laneous.


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.
12 ACRES, includes 1 acre woods. Be-
tween Rhine and Chauncey, Georgia.
1500' hwy frontage, with power. $50,000.
478-689-4047 or 478-689-6897.

FORT MEADE Country Setting. 8+/-
acres, virgin land. High and dry. Small
private lake. Hwy frontage, $200,000.
863-559-5788 or 863-285-7492.

HOUSE
FOR SALE
2001 3 bedroom, 2 bath, concrete block,
2 car garage, 11 x 16 utility shed, half
acre, corner lot. Very large master bed-
room/bath. All tile/carpet. Lots of up-
grades. No HOA. Beautiful like-new,
$225,000. 863-285-8958.
3 BEDROOM, 3 bath home/duplex on
Church Street Historic District. Built
1890. Need some up dating but has
large lot. Asking $179,000. May consider
trade for another home. Please call 863-
533-9530.
GREAT COUNTRY FAMILY HOME!!!
on Hankin Road off Hwy 60. 3 bedroom,
2 1/2 bath on nearly 3/4 acre, trees and
fenced. Must see. $89,900 call Walter/El-
lie Moosbrugger Action Realty. Cell 863-
412-8659.
SOUTH -LAKE Wales. 3/11/2, newly re-
modeled, 242 Pierce Street. Nice neigh-
borhood. $129,900. Owner may finance
with money down. 1434 sq ft under roof.
Jeremy 863-559-0814.


TOP NOTCH REALTY
Website www.topnotchrealty.org

MOBILE HOME
FOR SALE
1993 14 x 66 Fleetwood Mobile Home, 2
bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, CHA, $9,700 OBO.
533-7444 or 386-760-6300. Must move
from lot.

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.

OFFICE SPACE
FOR RENT


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. .p to date on all mandatory li-
conse requirements. Can supply excel-
lent references. Call 239-826-4871.


WANTED
TO BUY
USED FISHING Reels wo:King or not.
533-9548.
WANT TO BUY ANT!r".-
863-676-1153.


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it simple and think "side dishes."

Side dishes are a great way to show your versatility and shine in the
kitchen. Prepare a meal with a simple roast or store-bought entr6e,
such as a glazed ham or roasted turkey, and you've got
a terrific spread that will keep your guests coming back for more.
Broccoli 'n' Cheese Casserole is an easy and delicious spin on a
plain broccoli side dish. Plus, it's a great way to get your younger
guests to eat their veggies.
For a dish that is simple, but full of flavor, try Broth Simmered
Rice. Prepared with Swanson Broth instead of water, it is easy to
customize to complement any main course. For a tasty twist, make
it "Florentine" by adding Italian seasoning, spinach and Parmesan
cheese.
Three-Cheese Pasta Bake is a creamy
pasta dish that is sure to satisfy. Made with Campbell's Cream of
Mushroom soup, this
crowd-pleaser has only six ingredients and
can be ready in just 25 minutes.
For more festive and flavorful recipes,
please visit www.campbellskitchen.com and www.swansonbroth.com.


Casual

Entertaining


*o make your next weelought
dinner extra special, set the table
with matching linens and provide
a place card at each diner's seat.
* Music is an easy way to set the
tone for a gathering. Once you
choose a theme, select a few
favorite compact discs to play
throughout the evening.
* Choose dishes that can be pre-
pared ahead of time. That way,
when guests amve you can spend
more time e socializing and less
time in the kitchen.


Broth Simmered Rice
Prep: 5 minutes / Cook: 25 minutes
Makes: 4 servings


Squash Casserole
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: 40 minutes
Makes: 8 servings
3 cups Pepperidge Farm
Corn Bread Stuffing
4 tablespoons butter,
melted
1 10 3/4-ounce can
Campbell's
Condensed Cream
of Chicken Soup
(Regular or 98%
Fat Free)
1/2 cup sour cream
2 small yellow squash,
shredded (about
2 cups)
2 small zucchini,
shredded (about
2 cups)
1/4 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar
cheese
1. Mix stuffing and butter in a
medium bowl. Reserve 1/2 cup
stuffing mixture for topping.
Spoon remaining stuffing mix-
ture into a 11- by 8- by 2-inch
shallow baking dish.
2. Stir soup, sour cream, yellow
squash, zucchini, carrot and
cheese in a large bowl. Spread
vegetable mixture over stuffing
mixture; sprinkle with reserved
stuffing.
3. Bake at 3500F 40 minutes or
until hot and topping is golden.


1 3/4 cups Swanson
Chicken Broth
(Regular, Natural
Goodness or
Certified
Organic)
3/4 cup uncooked
regular long-
grain white rice


Roasted Asparagus
With
Lemon and
Goat Cheese
Prep: 10 minutes
Bake: 20 minutes
Makes: 6 servings
Vegetable cooking
spray
1 lemon
2 pounds asparagus,
trimmed
1 tablespoon olive oil
Freshly ground black
pepper
1/2 cup Swanson
Vegetable
Broth (Regular
or
Certified
Organic)
3 ounces soft goat
cheese,
crumbled
1. Heat oven to 4250F. Spray
a 17- by 11-inch roasting
pan
or shallow baking sheet with
cooking spray.
2. Grate enough lemon peel to
make 1 teaspoon. Squeeze
lemon to make
1 tablespoon lemon juice. Set
peel and juice aside.
3. Stir asparagus and oil in pre-
pared pan. Season with black
pepper; add broth.
4. Bake 20 minutes or until
asparagus is fork-tender, stir-
ring once. Top with cheese,
lemon peel and juice.


1. Heat broth in 2-quart
saucepan over medium-
high heat to boil.
2. Stir in rice. Reduce heat
to low. Cover saucepan
and cook 20 minutes or
until rice is tender and
most of liquid is absorbed.


Florentine Simmered Rice:
(As pictured above) Add
1 teaspoon dried Italian sea-
soning to broth. Add 1 cup
chopped spinach with rice.
Stir in 1/2 cup grated Parme-
san cheese before serving.
Serve with additional cheese.


Broccoli 'n' Cheese Casserole
Prep: 5 minutes / Bake: 30 minutes
Makes: 6 servings
1 10 3/4-ounce can Campbell's
Condensed Cream of
Mushroom Soup (Regular,
98% Fat Free or 25% Less
SSodium)
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons yellow mustard
1 16-ounce bag frozen broccoli
florets, thawed (about
4 cups)
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
(4 ounces)
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
2 teaspoons butter, melted
1. Stir soup, milk, mustard, broccoli and
cheese in 1 1/2-quart casserole.
2. Mix bread crumbs and butter in small
bowl; sprinkle over broccoli mixture.
3. Bake at 350F 30 minutes or until hot
and bubbly.

3-Cheese Pasta Bake
Prep: 15 minutes / Bake: 20 minutes
Makes: 4 servings
S1 10 3/4-ounce can Campbell's
Condensed Cream of
Mushroom Soup (Regular,
98% Fat Free or 25% Less
Sodium)
1 8-ounce package shredded
two-cheese blend
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cups corkscrew-shaped pasta
(rotini), cooked and drained
1. Stir soup, cheeses, milk and black
pepper in 1 1/2-quart casserole. Stir
in pasta.
2. Bake at 4000F 20 minutes or until
hot.
Easy Substitution: Use 2 cups of your
favorite shredded cheese for the 8-
ounce package.


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The discovery of phosphate led to widespread
mining in the Peace River watershed.
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To our readers


The 105-mile-long Peace River and the
communities along its shore are interdependent,
with residents and industries needing the river's
abundant water and the health of the river (and
very existence) relying on what we take out and
what we put in. "Disturbing the Peace" examines
those factors from several angles, including the
Peace River Cumulative Impact Study, which was
commissioned by the Florida Legislature in
2003. The Sun also spoke with developers,
farmers, ranchers, phosphate mining executives,
environmentalists, city, county and state elected
officials and residents to provide a range of
perspective on these issues. The Sun invited a
panel of three experts William Dunson,
Charles "Chip" Fletcher and Don Ross to
review much of the material in these pages to
ensure factual accuracy and balance. The result
of that effort lies in the pages that follow.
..
DISTURBING THE PEACE
A SPECIAL SECTION OF
SUN COAST MEDIA GROUP NEWSPAPERS

SCMG PRESIDENT
DEREK DUNN-RANKIN

PUBLISHER
DAVID DUNN-RANKIN

EXECUTIVE EDITOR/VICE PRESIDENT
JIM GOUVELLIS

MANAGING EDITOR
CHRIS PORTER

CHARLOTTE SUN EDITOR
BUDDY MARTIN

CHARLOTTE CITY EDITOR
LORRAINE SCHNEEBERGER


COPY DESK CHIEF
JIM MERCHANT


SECTION LAYOUT/DESIGN
JOSH OLIVE

STAFF MEMBERS
SARAH COWARD, scoward@sun-herald.com
S.L. FRISBEE, fpcslfiv@aol.com
BRIAN GLEASON, gleason@sun-herald.com
JOHN HACKWORTH, hackworth@sun-herald.com
JOHN HAUGHEY, jhaughey@sun-herald.com
RICHARD HITT, rhitt@sun-herald.com
GREG MARTIN, gmartin@sun-herald.com
STEVE REILLY, reilly@sun-herald.com
PAUL SCHMIDT, schmidt@sun-herald.com

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS
BARBARA CARLTON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PEACE
RIVER CITRUS GROWERS ASSOCIATION
WILLIAM DUNSON, MEMBER, PEACE RIVER
CUMULATIVE IMPACT STUDY SCIENTIFIC
PEER REVIEW PANEL
RON HILL, PRESIDENT, CHARLOTTE-DESOTO
BUILDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
TOM MYERS, ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR
MINING, MOSAIC FERTILIZER LLC.
HONEY RAND, PRESIDENT,
ENVIRONMENTAL PR GROUP

REVIEW PANEL
DON ROSS, PRESIDENT, EARTHBALANCE
CHARLES "CHIP" FLETCHER, ATTORNEY, DE LA
PART & GILBERT LAW FIRM
WILLIAM DUNSON, SEE ABOVE

ON THE WEB
Go to our Web site (www.sun-herald.com) to download
the entire Peace River Cumulative Impact Study and
the Peace River Management Plan. In addition to all
the stories from this section, the Web site includes
stories from the Sun's February roundtable discussion
about Peace River and its tributaries and more. Look
for the link under News Features.

ON THE COVER
tPhoto illustration by Paul Schmidt and Josh Olive)
The sun rises over Harbour Heights Park along the
Peace River in Charlotte County. Despite the
seemingly idyllic setting, "No Swimming" signs posted
nearby warn visitors of high bacteria counts frequent-
ly detected in the water. An agricultural worker
(bottom left) picks strawberries at a farm in DeSoto
County. A dragline (bottom center) digs phosphate
from the ground in northern Hardee County. Members
of a construction crew (bottom right) perform site
work for the Bella Via subdivision in Port Charlotte.


SUN PHOTO BY PAUL SCHMIDT. scnrrnmidi'sun-herala com
Sprinklers irrigate a sod farm outside Fort Meade in Polk County. Agricul-
tural operations account for 43 percent of the land use in the 2,350-
square-mile Peace River watershed.


1950s: Floridan Aquifer water level falls by 50 feet due to overpumping for phosphate mining.
SKissingen Spring stops flowing.

1960: Populations of counties in Peace River Basin: Polk, 195,139; Hardee, 12,370; DeSoto, 11,683;
Charlotte, 12,594.

S1960s: Cyclical climate change begins, resulting in reduced rainfall through the 1990s. Flow levels of
Peace River fall by 35 percent over that period. Lower rainfall totals cause 85 percent of the drop.


1961: Legislature creates Southwest Florida Water Management '.
District (Swiftmud) in response to floods in 1959 and 1960. -'

1964: Hendrickson Dam constructed across Shell Creek east of Punta- '
Gorda.

1975: Florida begins requiring phosphate companies to reclaim mined land.- '

S1975:'General Development Corp. obtains permits to build Peace River Water
".Treatment Plant.

;:1980: Populations of counties in Peace River Basin: Polk, 321,652; Hardee, i;"37''
-eSoto, 19,039; Charlotte, 58,460.

1980: Peace River Water Treatment Plant begins pumping from river to suppl
c'water to Port Charlotte and North Port. .

:' 1982:.Pee River Manasota Regional Water-Supply Authority created by
Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, Sarasota.ahd Hardee counties. (Hardee later withdrew.)
_ia h. an . inn 3 iiie i nf eri diiS U_ I-i.


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SULiI PHOTO BY PAUL SCHMIDT, schmidl@sun-herald com
In a thiee-mile section of the upper Peace River, the fow has been
drained by sinkholes, leaving some fish stranded without water. ,


.....y.oi 19i99: 343mi; 'es uo streams, ost..

"*1979 to.1999: 31,000.acres of wetlands lost. '. :.

S2000: Sections of the upperPeace Riv stopflowing during nte
S. the first time. River stops flowing again in 2001, 200,2006nd
2000:.Populations of counties, in Peace River Basn; lk,'483 ,: '
,: Hardee; 26,938; DeSoto, 32,209: CQlatlotte, 141, ; .. ,'; :
.-., ... ..-.
'. 1 20002001: Peace River WaterTreatment Plant unable ,.
,.. waterr from river for 469 of 770 days due.to.dro ought. ,
,;... ..- "'- ;:' ]..4 .4
S2001: Charlotte County challenges DEP'permit.for oief.".. 'J .
Sproppoed phosphate mines in Hardee and DeSolo coune'', '!;

S2002: Swiftmud creates FARMS program to ehc6ura' :
agricultural operations t6 adopt watermanageientme tos .,
.. that limit the'amouit of water'.puimpr" d m.de ep~ lrs,: ,:d:.:
S '*.,' .. .. " ,. ".,- i ..... '-. ",i^ '.,,;rf ;-"' --?;* ,. ,.- :
2003: Legislature autiorizes Depariment otf vn
Protection to conduct cumulative impact study.o th'race ve;,." .
watershed. ",' i ,',.i., :-. '.-
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2006: Charlotte County settles challenge to-Mosaic nc.Altmandract;' ;,.'
phosphate mine... .;. -.V ;..

2007: Peace River Cumulative Impact Stuidy'rel a
'-' blame for negative impacts on the watershed.ovtti ii .
agriculture, phosphate mining and urbanization. ';,'.
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Sources: Florida Institute of Phosphate Research,
U.S. Census Bureau, Peace River Cumulative Impact Study

SUN PHOTO BY PAUL SCHMIDT, schmidt@sun-herald.com


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AGRICULTURE


details damage


By GREG MARTIN
STAFF WRITER
The Florida Department of Environmental
Protection's 400-page study of the cumulative
impacts to the Peace River details how
mankind drained wetlands, replaced streams
with ditches and bulldozed forests.
Those resources were sacrificed to convert a
natural landscape into farms, phosphate
mines and cities over the last 60 years.
Now, it will be up to the region's stakehold-
ers to decide how far the government should
go to protect what's left, officials involved with
the study say.
It won't be an easy task. With land prices
rising, the pressure is building to develop the
last of the Peace River's wild lands
"I don't know what the answer would be,
but I damn sure think they ought to do
something," said Lamar Cumbee, a Hardee
County cattle rancher.
Cumbee said he's alarmed at the rate urban
development seems to moving from coastal
areas east into the Peace River watershed.
Now more than ever, Cumbee said, he's
seeing big DeSoto and Hardee county cattle
ranches getting sold for future developments.
"It's the almighty dollar," he said.
The DEP's study, published in February, was
mandated by the Florida Legislature in 2003.
The mandate came in response to lobbying
from Charlotte County for a cumulative
impact study of phosphate mining in the
Peace River watershed.
However, the study was designed to exam-
ine the effects on the river not just from
phosphate mining, but all the land uses,
including agriculture and urban development.
The Legislature alsQ mandated that the
DEP draft a resource management plan
based on the study.
The study uses aerial photographs and land-
use maps to take snapshots of how develop-
ment altered the hydrology of the river in
three periods: 1940s, pre-1979 and pre-1999.
The study shows how phosphate mining,
which was concentrated in Polk and northern
Hardee counties and is now moving south,
had excavated several major streams, mined
out wetlands.and drained down the Floridan
aquifer by the 1970s.
The drawdown on the aquifer caused
Kissengen Spring near Bartow, a major
source of water for the river, to go dry amid
a mining boom in the 1950s.
Since the 1970s, the mining industry has
reduced its withdrawals of well water and
improved reclamation practices to restore and
preserve more wetlands than in the past.
The study also shows how most of the
watershed's natural forests and
wetlands were cleared,
ditched and drained for
cow pastures, veg-
etable farms and


THE PEACE RIVER CUMULATIVE IMPACT STUDY


What:
Under a 2003 mandate from the Florida
Legislature, the state Department of
Environmental Protection studied of the
S combined effects of phosphate mining,
agriculture and urban development on the
Peace River. The 400-page study was
published in January.
How:
S' To conduct the study, the DEP hired the
Post Buckley engineering firm. Post
Buckley analyzed aerial photographs from
the 1940s to the 1990s to determine how
the landscape changed over the years.
Scientists also reviewed data on water
quality and quantity in nine different sub-
basins of the river to determine how the
different land uses were stressing the
watershed.
The scientists also reviewed a study that
showed most of the decline in the river's
flow is due to a climate cycle.
Conclusions:
Phosphate mining excavated streams
and wetlands in the past and drained down
an aquifer that once fed millions of gallons
of water per day to the northern end of the
river. Now, the upper river's flow drains
down sinkholes.
Urban development replaced wetlands


citrus groves. Much of the clearing came in
the 1950s, when cattle prices made ranching a
lucrative business, the study states.
In some areas, agriculture has intensified
with the development of citrus groves and
vegetable farms. Those operations also
pumped so much low-quality Well water for
irrigation, seepage caused a decline in the
water quality of Payne, Joshua, Prairie and
Shell creeks.
The level of minerals in those creeks is
approaching the point that more than a
dozen fish species may no longer be suited to
survive in them, according to the study.
The study also shows how urban develop-
ments, which are predominantly located in
Barrow at the north end of the river and Punta
Gorda at the south, replaced streams with
canals, drained wetlands and removed
marshes and mangroves.
Stormwater running off the impervious
surfaces in such urban loads the river and
Charlotte Harbor estuary with sediment,
fertilizer, pesticides, petroleum wastes and
metals, according to the study.
The flow of the Peace River has declined
some 35 percent since the 1930s. However,
mankind's impacts account for only 15 percent
of the decline, according to the stdy.
A cyclical climate change to a
period of less rain between
the 1960s and the 1990s
accounts for 85
percent of the
decline, accord-
ing to the
study.


and forests with impervious surfaces.
Now, stormwater runoff contributes to
pollution loads.
Intensive agriculture now pumps so
much low-quality well water for irrigation
that seepage increases the flow of some
streams during dry winter months. The
hard mineral water, however, has degrad-
ed the quality of the streams.
Most of the river's remaining streams
and wetlands are located in the middle
and southern segments of the river -
areas now threatened by intensive agricul-
ture, phosphate mining and urban develop-
ment.
The Players
The Department of Environmental
Protection is a state agency charged with
protecting, conserving and managing
natural resources and enforcing environ-
mental laws.
The Southwest Florida Water Management
SDistrict is one of five regional agencies that
manage the state's water-related resources.
Its duties include issuing water use permits,
establishing yard-watering restrictions and
funding conservation projects, overseeing
basin boards and water suppliers, includ-
ing the Peace River/Manasota Regional
Water Supply Authority.


Scientists from the Southwest Florida Water
Management District theorize that the climate
change is caused by a 1-degree change in the
water temperature of the North Atlantic
Ocean. As the ocean temperature rises,
Southwest Florida should experience more
summertime storms, according to the theory.
Since the mid-1990s, the cycle has been
shifting into its wetter phase.
But that hasn't stopped the upper Peace
River from going dry for spells in 2000; 2001,
2002 and 2006.
In total, the study shows that, between the
1940s and 1990s, mankind reduced the
amount of naturally forested uplands from
60 percent of the Peace River watershed to
just 17 percent.
Mankind, during that period, also
reduced wetlands from 25 percent of the
watershed to 16 percent.
And some 343 miles of streams were lost.
Some were replaced by ditches and canals.
But, in some areas, water that once drained
into the Peace is now impounded in lakes
or ponds.
Most of the natural areas that remain are
located in the middle and lower Peace River
segments. They are areas that are under threat
of development, the study states.
"The county that has the most to lose is
DeSoto County, with die development that's
coming," said Don Ross, a wetlands miitiga-
tion consultant who worked on the study.
He alluded to the fact that DeSoto, now a
rural area, is targeted for both large-scale


SUN PHOTO BY SARAH COWARD
A cabbage plant spreads its leaves in the warm fall
sun at Williams Farm in Charlotte County.

PHOSPHATE MINING


SUN PHOTO BY PAUL SCHMIDT
Algae-rich water still seeps from the American
Cyanid phosphate plant, 30 years after it closed.

DEVELOPMENT


SUN PHOTO B' PAUL SCHMIDT. scnmidr'l.sun-ri.erald corm
Scenic stretches of the Peace River, such as this section near Bartow,
belie the devastating impact human activity has had on the river.
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Conservation goal: Cleaner creeks


THE SPREAD OF AGRICULTURE

Until the 1940s, 85 percent of the
2,350-square-mile Peace River water-
shed was covered with natural forests
and wetlands, and agriculture occupied
just 11 percent.
-Today, agriculture occupies 43 percent
of the watershed: phosphate mining, 10
percent; and urban development, 10
percent.
Intensive agriculture, which includes
citrus groves and vegetable farms,
occupies 16 percent and improved
pastures occupies 27 percent.

Source: Peace River
Cumulative Impact Study



By STEVE REILLY
STAFF WRITER
Compared to the dry months of 1999 to
2001, the water in Shell Creek this year is a
little clearer.
That's good news to Tom Jackson, Punta
Gorda's interim utilities director.
Better quality water is now flowing into the
city's Shell Creek reservoir and into the city's
water treatment plan. What's left over goes
over the dam and into the Peace River and
Charlotte Harbor.
In 2000, drought conditions led citrus
growers and other farmers to pump out well
water that flowed through groves and into the
city's reservoir on Shell Creek. The water,
drawn from agricultural wells 1,500 feet or
deeper, was loaded with high levels of chlo-
rides, dissolved solids and other minerals.
Despite the recent weeks of dry weather,
the chloride levels in the city's Shell Creek
.reservoir measured 160 parts per million, a
drop from the 260 parts per million in 2000.
The city's water treatment remains within the
state regulatory parameters for chlorides and
other secondary water treatment standards.
That couldn't be said in 2000.
Jackson credited the lower chlorides to the
projects emerging out of the Shell Creek and
Prairie CreekWatersheds Management Plan.
"It was unique," Jackson said of the plan. It
not only brought together city utility officials
and state regulatory agencies, but it also
involved Charlotte and DeSoto counties'
agricultural groups, growers and ranchers.
They banded together to help improve
the quality of water flowing into Shell and
Prairie creeks to the city's reservoir behind
the 5-foot Hendrickson Dam on Shell
Creek. The water quality had denigrated tO
the point that Punta Gorda found itself
pressing against the secondary water
quality regulations of the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection and
other regulatory agencies.
According to the Peace River Plan, DEP
officials are also looking at the Shell Creek
plan as having bigger implications to the
Peace River, since the watersheds of Shell and
Prairie creeks are significant to the river.
"The drought has revealed the extent to
which the long-term use of mineralized
groundwater has increased salts in the area's
fresh surface waters and associated surficial
aquifer," DEP officials stated in the Peace
River Basin Plan.
The water district now offers as much as
$5,000 per well for back-plugging. Growers
can get up to $15,000. By 2006, the program
led to the plugging or repair of 4,024 wells.


* STUDY
From page 3
urban developments and phosphate mining.
The DEP calls for a Peace River land acqui-
sition plan to be established, and'suggests
that a portion of a tax on phosphate ore
extraction be used to finance it.
The study shows that state and local
governments have done little to acquire
conservation lands along the Peace River.
In Charlotte County, for example, 24
percent of the county has been preserved for
conservation purposes. But, in DeSoto and
Hardee counties, only one-tenth of 1 percent
has been placed into conservation.
Rising land prices, however, are certain
to make land acquisition an expensive
proposition. The prices have also caused a
spike in property taxes and that has put
pressure on the owners of undeveloped land
to develop or sell, according to Becky Bragg,
owner.of the Canoe Outpost in Arcadia.
Bragg, whose family has operated the canoe
rental business on the Peace River since 1969,
said she owns two forested areas along the
banks of the river totaling more than 300 acres
in northern DeSoto and Hardee counties.
Bragg said developers and their brokers
are constantly contacting her, asking to buy
the properties.
But she said she wants to preserve them in
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SUN PHOTO BY SARAH COWARD, scoward@sun-herald.com
Orange blossoms bloom on a tree in Brian Burns' grove in DeSoto County. Many groves, including Burns'
242-acre operation, pump water from the aquifer to irrigate their trees. Overpumping has lowered the level
of the aquifer, resulting in water that is high in salt and other minerals.


But back-plugging wells wasn't a silver bullet.
The water district also created the Facilitat-
ing Agricultural Resource Management
Systems program, referred to as FARMS. The
program was designed to offer citrus and
other growers grants up to 75 percent of
the costs to deepen or build new reservoirs
and end their dependence on well water.
"We tried to sample as many agricultural
wells as possible and try to get an idea of
where the worst problem places were," said
Eric DeHaven, the Southwest Florida Water
District Resource Conservation director who
heads up FARMS projects.
"East Charlotte County is one of the worst


their natural state as wilderness picnic areas
Sfor her canoe customers.
The taxes on one of the properties rose from
$3,000 to $14,000 in one year, and the other
property's taxes are expected to climb soon.
"I'm told I have to clear my native property
and put cows on it (to get a tax exemption),"
she said. "So how does that help the river?"
The DEE in the plan, calls for local govern-
ments to provide incentives for developers
and property owners to preserve buffers along
streams and wetlands. Such an incentive is
needed now; according to Bragg.
Today, the DEP requires phosphate compa-
nies to reclaim their excavated sites to a useful
condition. Excavated streams and wetlands
must be replaced.
But, a number phosphate mines were
excavated before such reclamation became
mandatory in 1975. At some, abandoned
pits now impound water that used to drain
into the river.
The plan stiggests the state re-establish a
program that taxed phosphate companies
to finance the reclamation of such old
mining sites.
The funding for the so called Non-Manda-
tory Phosphate Lands Trust Fund had been
phased out a few years ago, after the fund was
depleted to clean up the abandoned Piney
Point phosphate chemical plant.
"If we lost:343 miles of streams, some of
them substantial tributaries, then we ought to


problem areas for (ground) water quality that
we have," DeHaven said.
In Charlotte County alone, the water district
funded seven FARMS projects, which are
completed, and three more that are under
construction. Those 10 projects alone are
anticipated to offset the use of 2.1 million,
gallons of well water.
Besides expanding existing farm ponds and
reservoirs, the FARMS program also offers
grants to help growers pay for installation of
computerized systems that allow farmers to
analyze water moisture in soils and allow
precise irrigation of their crops.
"It's really working because you're not using


look at all the sources," said Rick Cantrell, a
deputy director for the DEP who oversaw the
plan. "But the time to start looking at that is
now and that's what this plan is about."
Cantrell said the key to saving the Peace
River lies in local stakeholders and govern-
ments forming a coalition of support for
major initiatives and acquisition programs.
"We're going to seek to develop as many
coalitions as we can," Cantrell said. "We're
hoping local governments will come to the
plate also and see the importance of protect-
ing their environment."
Ross, as a consultant for the DEP study,
wrote a chapter on past regulations and
drafted recommendations for future actions
to protect the river.
He said the DEP's management plan fell
short of calling for the specific actions he
recommended in the study. But Ross said he
understands the DEP's dilemma.
'An agency, like DEP can't say, 'This ought
to be done,'" said Ross. "They'd be prescribing
to the Florida Legislature and the public how
to spend money"
The study was coinprehensi\e, but die plan
falls short in detailing specific actions to
protect the river, said Tony Janicki, an ecolo-
gist who consults for Charlotte County.
"A workable plan has to have defined
actions," he said: "In the absence of these
things, it will be one of those things that will
sit on a shelf."


which the long-term use
of mineralized groundwa-
ter has increased salts in
the area's fresh surface
waters and associated
surficial aquifer."

Source: Peace River Basin Plan.


the poor water quality, gradually diluting the
poor water quality that's accumulated in the
shallow aquifer and in the soils," DeHaven
said. "You're using the rain water, and what
water goes off site is that water."
The benefit of improved water quality
along Shell and Prairie creeks to the growers
equates to greater production of their citrus
and other crops. And what water runs off into -
the creeks and into the Peace River, DeHaven
said, will also be better quality.


Drafting such a plan will depend on stake-
holders, local governments, the water district
and the DEP to reach a consensus, Janicki
added.
Whether such a consensus gets formed
remains to be seen, for not everyone weighs
conservation by the same values.
The impacts described in the study haven't
resulted in much of a decline in the quality of
life in the region, said Robert "Bucky"
McQueen, a developer and life-long Punta
Gorda resident.
"I think there's more recreation taking place
on the Peace River and Charlotte Harbor than
ever," he pointed out. "I think a trip up the
Peace River is just as picturesque as it was 50
years ago.
"There was no sport fishing here 50 years
ago," he added. "The sailboaters, the kayakers,
the bird watchers, the sport fishermen all
of that has come in with the residential
development."
In the early 1970s, McQueen was a member
of the Charlotte County Conservation Com-
mittee, which worked to facilitate the state's
acquisition of an18,000-acre buffer preserve
around Charlotte Harbor.
McQueen, however, questions how far
government should go in limiting develop-
ment in sensitive areas.
"It boils down to the question, do you have
the right to choose where you live and can
(you) own a piece of property?" he asked.


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April 2007


Small citrus growers feeling the squeeze


By RICHARD HITT
STA F: WRITER
Brian Burns knows hard work seeing as
how he's a one-man show overseeing his
citrus grove and caretaking service in
DeSoto County.
"Some days run longer than others," said
Burns, who describes himself as a very small
grower who operates 242 acres of citrus.
Burns took over the business in 1980 from
his grandfather, Harry Fenton, who had
been carrying on since taking over from the
founder, E.L. Walrath, who started the
business in 1908.
Burns will tell you a lot has changed in the
citrus business since Walrath and Fenton
worked at it.
"Back then you just ditched the groves,
fertilized and then harvested there were
only 40 to 50 trees per acre.
"Today groves average about 150 to 200
trees per acre," Burns said.
Irrigation did not really become popular
until the 1950s and '60s "Microjets and
overhead sprinklers came into use in the
1970s," he said. "Today we have more
efficient watering systems."
The longtime citrus grower explained that
the big growers any company operating
more than 1,000 acres have automatic
timers that turn on the irrigation for three
hours and some are computer-controlled
and can automatically test the soil, auto-
matically watering when the soil is dry.
Other equipment is able to automatically
check the pressure in the irrigation lines and
will shut down the watering if a break in the
line is detected.
The 52-year-old Burns has not had to
change the way he operates due to new
regulations or concerns over water. He does
not rely on the Peace River for watering, but
instead uses deep wells.
According to the Peace River Basin Study,
in some areas agriculture intensified with
the development of citrus groves and
vegetable farms. '
So much water was pumped from deep
wells that the cumulative effect caused
seepage creating a decline in the water
quality of Payne, Joshua, Prairie and Shell
creeks. The level of minerals in those creeks
is approaching the point that more than a
dozen fish species may no longer be suited
to survive in them, according to the study.
Owning a mile-and-a-half of land on the
Peace River, Burns has seen some changes,
but not many.
"The average flow of the river is lower than
it used to be. I'm not sure why," he said.


Burns does not think agriculture has had a
major impact on the river. He points to
urbanization and development as having a
negative impact.
"I don't feel what we do on our mile-and-
a-half on the river has had a negative
impact," he said.
What does bother Burns very much is the
amount of trash thrown into the river and
along its banks. "It's a shame we have to
clean up the river. I support the annual
Peace River Cleanup and always have."
As a member of the Peace River Growers
Association, Burns thinks the group "is in
the best shape ever." He applauds the work
of executive director Barbara Carlton.
"Barbara is the best thing that has happened
to the Peace River Growers Association. She
has done a great job."
He predicts the association has a bright
future.
As far as his company is concerned, Burns
said he intends to continue until he retires,
"unless someone comes along that wants to
pay me $30,000 an acre."
He also might hire someone, later, to run
the business and stay involved in citrus. His
daughter, Heather Nedley, is also in agricul-
ture. She is the executive director of the Polk
County Farm Bureau.
Burns sees the number of acres of citrus
groves across the state shrinking as more
and more growers sell to developers and
smaller farmers sell to bigger citrus
concerns.
"I think the industry is going to become a
big grower business."
A major problem that stands in the way
of continued success for growers, Burns
said, is a deadly one for the trees that is.
The citrus greening disease kills trees, and
unless something happens with research
to combat it, it will continue to be a big
problem.
He added that Hurricane Charley took out
a lot of trees along the river including 5,000
of his citrus trees, which he was able to
replace.
Tomorrow, as the smell of orange
blossoms fills the air, Brian Burns will be
at his 242-acre citrus grove doing what he
loves to do and what he has been working
at for close to 30 years. Disease, develop-
ment, labor none of those issues ruffle
Burns' feathers much. After all, he is his
only employee.
He'll keep minding his groves every day -
until he is no longer able to. Or, until
someone shows up with a very large check.
That could get his attention.


SUN PHOTOS BY SARAH COWARD, scoward@sun-herald.com
Brian Burns inspects oranges in his DeSoto County citrus grove.The grove has been producing citrus fruit
since 1908.



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The DEP study of the Peace River found that intensive
pumping from wells for irrigation at citrus groves and vegetable
farms has caused a decline in water quality in several Peace
River tributaries.
The tributaries with the problem* include Payne, Joshua,
Prairie and Shell creeks.
The well water is highly mineralized with dissolved salts that
include chloride, nitrate, sulfate, sodium, magnesium, calcium
and iron.
Although no study of the fish in Shell Creek has been con-
ducted, scientists speculate that as many as 15 freshwater
species can no longer survive in the creek because the levels
of minerals exceed their tolerances.
The Southwest Florida Water Management District's plan to
address this problem calls for "back plugging" of wells so the
water will be drawn froni higher-quality zones of the aquifer.
The mineralization is measured by testing the conductivity of


the water.
A state law sets a standard for the conductivity of water that
discharges into streams at 1,275, or 50 percent higher than
background conductivity, whichever is higher. However, fresh-
water fisheries are most productive at levels of 150 to 500.
The DEP study calls for the state standard to be revised.

Source: Peace River Cumulative Impact Study






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p.tes in the Southwest Florida W.ttei Management DistiiLt' FARMS program. The acronyni stands [o0
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Phosphate mines brought jobs, impacts


WHAT'S PHOSPHATE USED IN?


Most of the phosphoric acid produced,
about 90 percent, is used to make
agricultural products like fertilizer.
Another 5 percent is used to make
animal feed supplements.
The remaining 5 percent is used in a
wide variety of products including soap,
toothpaste, baking powder and soft
drinks.
There is phosphate in camera film
and inside light bulbs. It helps make
steel harder and water softer. It plays a
part in dyeing cloth and in washing
clothes, and helps to polish aluminum.
Phosphate is used in the cement a
S.dentist uses on teeth and in the fluids
I'.Lused to drill for oil and gas. Phosphate ,
1'l also used in making plastics, shaving ,
Scream, and bone china dishes.

Source: Florida Institute
of Phosphate Research



By GREG MARTIN
STAFF WRITER
BARTOW As a child growing up in the
upper Peace River valley, Carter Lord had
both the sprawlingmoonscape of phosphate
strip mines and the pristine swamps and
woods of the natural landscape for his
playground.
Now 60, Lord has come to believe the
prosperity that phosphate mining brought
to his area wasn't worth the cost the
drastic alteration to the natural landscape.
"This just used to be all woods and swamp
- and now look at it," said Lord, as watched
draglines excavated a strip mine in the
headwaters of Horse Creek off Duette Road
in northeastern Hardee County.
"Three years ago, we were hog hunting in
there," said Lord. "It was just absolutely rich
with deer, hogs and turkey.
"' This was a healthy, deep woods swamp
full of life. And they just flattened it. I think
the time has come that the phosphate
industry has to speni more money taking
care of the environment," he added.
A study of the cumulative impacts to the
Peace River published by the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection
last February confirms that phosphate
mining has had numerous significant
impacts on the Peace River.
Historically, the mining has been concen-
trated in the upper half of Peace River, in
Polk and Hardee counties, according to the
study. And the industry, in that area.
"appears to have had an historical, major
influence on hydrology, water quality and
native wetlands and upland habitats," states
the study.
"My father built these phosphate plants,"
said Lord, who moved to Barrow with his
family in 1949 at age 3.
His father, William Lord, a partner in the
Wellman-Lord Engineering firm, worked
building houses at the time. Then the firm
acquired an international patentfor a
method to separate phosphate ore from
sand and clay.
The method proved revolutionary, and his
father's.success meant prosperity for his
family, Lord recalled.
The industry also brought jobs to an area
that, in the 1940s, was economically


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SUN PHOTOS BY PAUL SCHMIDT, schmidt@sun-herald.com
Carter Lord, a lifelong Central Florida resident, recalls hog hunting in this area before it was mined. The area
is located off Duette Road in Hardee County in the headwaters of Horse Creek. At right, phosphate pebbles.


"They were good people and they were
trying to do something good," he added.
Since then, the industry has mined out
some 300,000 acres, leaving behind 100,000
acres in clay settling areas and much of the
remainder in landscapes that no longer
resemble a natural landscape.
In the past, much of the topsoil removed
from the mine sites was lost and the sites
were backfilled with sand, clay or a mix 6f
both.
Although fish and birds can be found in
abundance around the lakes on mine sites,
such game as deer, hogs and turkeys are no
longer abundant, according to Lord.
Instead of lush forests, mine sites also
become revegetated with cogon grass, an
invasive species, and other "industrial
weeds," according to DEP officials.
"That, to me, means it's barren," said Lord.
"I dislike the fact that it's unhealthy, the fact
that its vitality has been sucked out of it."
The mining eliminated as much as half of
the streams and wetlands in the Bartow and
Payne Creek areas, according to the study.
But as wetlands excavations came under
stricter mitigation requirements in the
1990s, the phosphate industry improved its
reclamation, said Mike Deneve, reclamation
and permitting superindentent for Mosaic
Fertilizers.
"Originally, you just put back the basin
and let the stream find its own course," he
said.
"Now, you have to put back the linear feet
of each stream," Dee Allen, another Mosaic
reclamation superintendent.
The industry's past wetland mitigation
projects have failed to meet current state
standards, but the industry has
been improving
its


mitigation "continuously," Deneve said.
"As we build and mitigate, we learn," he


said.
The industry also lowered the level of the
Floridan aquifer by some 60 feet by the
1950s. The water was pumped out for the
mining process and after it was used once, it
was discharged back into the river.
The excessive pumping caused a major
spring, Kissengen Spring, to cease flowing in
the 1950s.
Since the late 1970s, the mining industry
had been working to reduce its pumping
from the aquifer. The industry began to
capture rain water within its mine sites and
recirculate it.
At its peak in the 1980s, the phosphate
mines in Polk County consumed 207 million
gallons of well water per day. That's been
reduced to some 80 mgd today
As a result of the reduction in mine-site
discharge, scientists noticed that water
quality in the river had improved. Phospho-
rus levels remain "extremely high" due to
both natural and mining sources, according
to the study.
But levels of fluoride, radioactive stron-
tium and total dissolved solids, a measure of
the mineral content of water, declined,
although they remain high in Payne Creek,
an area intensively mined, according to the
study.
Despite the improvement., scientists
believe that well water pumping for
phosphate mining and agriculture are
causing "large increases of alkalinity, total
dissolved solids, sodium and sulfate" in
Payne Creek, which flows through an area
where 70 percent of the landscape has
been mined.
The study also points out that mining has
left behind 100,000 acres of clay settling
areas. The areas, which take up some 30
percent of each mine site, consist of a pit
surrounded by, a berm. The areas are used
as disposal sites for waste clay slimes.
The clay, which solidifies over a
period of many years,


alters natural hydrology in several ways,
according to the study. Rains run off faster
and seep into the ground at a vastly dimin-
ished rate through a clay settling area,
according to the study.
Mining alters the way water seeps into
the ground or drains across it, and "these
changes often persist in spite of reclama-
tion compliance with current standards,"
states the study.
Spills of both clay settling areas and
phosphoric acid plants have also have had
significant impacts on the river, according to
the study.
The study cites five spills since the 1960s,
including ones in 1997 and 2005 that spilled
some 50 million gallons of acidic "process
water" into the Alafia River and Archie Creek.
The study also points out that a researcher
in a 2001 study found that wildlife does not
return to reclaimed mine sites in the same
abundance as natural areas. The researcher
found, for example, that gopher tortoises
couldn't burrow into the rock-hard soil of a
reclaimed mine site because of its extra-high
clay content.
That study was flawed, however, because
it tested for wildlife on a lot of early phos-
phate mines reclaimed years ago under
different standards, said Allen.
"It's not representative of what we do
today," she said.
Now, the mining companies must cover
their sites with a thicker layer of topsoil,
according to Mosaic.
"We've saved over 10,000 gopher tortois-
es," said Dave Townsend, a spokesman for
Mosaic.
"I mean, we're almost like a wildlife


A moonscape of pits filled with water is left behind by a dragline on a phosphate mine in northern Hard-
ee County. State regulations require the mining companies to recontour the pits into a more useful form.
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Phosphate has a long history in Florida


By S.L. FRISBIE IV
STAFF WRITER
The accidental discovery of phosphate in
and near the Peace River in the late 1800s
foreshadowed the development of what
would become the largest and most contro-
versial industry in Polk County for most of
the 20th century.
Phosphate is a major ingredient in fertilizer,
with peripheral uses ranging from animal
feed to laundry detergents.
Phosphate mining is a classic example of
heavy industry, bringing with it mammoth
payrolls and equally impressive disturbance
of the natural terrain.
The discovery of phosphate and the early
years of the industry is recounted in "Peace
River Pioneers," a history of the four counties
that abut the Peace River, written in 1974 by
Louise K. Frisbie.

A chance discovery
SCapt. J. Fancis LeBaron of the Corps of
Engineers is credited with making the first
discovery of phosphate in pebble form near
Arcadia in 1881, as he directed a survey party
for a possible cross-state shipping route
from Jacksonville to Punta Gorda. Four years
later, two hunters from Orlando -John C.
Jones and Capt. W.R. NMcKee found
phosphate in the riverbed of the Peace River
near Fort Meade.
SIn 1888, George4S. Scott of Atlanta, drifting
down the Peace River, tied his boat to what he
believed to be a projecting root south of
Arcadia. He discovered his mooring to be the
tusk of a prehistoric animal. Such fossil
findings often indicated the presence nearby
of phosphate ore.
Jones and McKee created a syndicate and
bought some 21 and a half miles of shore-
line on the Peace River, saying that they
planned to extract tannic acid from palmet-
to roots. Land in the area typically sold for
$1.50 per acre.
In the 1890s, 10 small phosphate mining
companies dredged phosphate from the
riverbed from south of Arcadia almost to
Bartow. Miners with picks and crowbars pried
lumps of phosphate rock from the soil and
loaded it by hand onto barges, which were
floated downstream to ships.
The price of land skyrocketed to $200 per
acre.
In the 19th century, little thought was
given to the impact on the environment of
open strip mining in a riverbed.
In 1908, mining in the river came to an
end as higher grade ore was found beneath
the area's pine forests.
For the industry's first three decades, most
of the phosphate was shipped to Europe to re-
energize that continent's worn-out farming
lands. America's farinlands didn't become the
primary market for phosphate until 1911. By
that year, there were 30 phosphate mining
companies in Florida 14 in Central and
South Florida, 16 in the vicinity of Ocala and
Duinellon.
Steam shovels began replacing manual
labor in 1905, and the industry's first diesel-
powered dragline made its appearance in
1920.
For most of the 20th century, the phosphate
industry paid some of the highest wages in
Polk County, and phosphate companies were
among favorite customers for products as
diverse as motor vehicles, office supplies, and
commercial printing.

An economic bonanza
Phosphate companies, during the heyday of
the industry, didn't quibble over price. The
industry was a major customer of both the
railroads and the trucking industry.
The economic health of the county tracked
the highs and lows of the phosphate industry.
When phosphate workers went on strike, their
unemployment was quickly felt by retailers
who saw a marked reduction in their sales.


And when the industry went into its periodic
slumps, vendors who prospered when the
industry prospered shared its pain.
Some of the strikes were marked by vio-
lence and occasional fatalities, particularly in
the first half of the 20th century.
Long after the Peace River was abandoned
as a phosphate field, water played a major
role in the mining process.
Florida's high water table resulted in the
cutting into underground streams as
draglines scooped away the overburden, then
dug into the rich lode of phosphate rock.
Water under pressure is used to break up the
ore and create a slurry that is then pumped by
pipeline to beneficiation plants to begin
processing the ore into fertilizer products.
Water is used to separate the phosphate
rock from the sand and clay that is dug up
with the ore and to create the soluble form
of phosphate that is used to create the
fertilizer products.
The mining and manufacturing process
makes heavy use of water, and reuse of water
has been a continuing focus.

95 percent reuse
According to the Florida Institute ofPhos-
phate Research, 95 percent of the water used
in the processing of ore is recycled or reused
water, and 90 percent of the water used in
manufacturing is recycled. Before the indus-
try concluded that recycled water could be
used in the chemical manufacturing process,
about 40 percent of the water used for that
purpose was pumped from the aquifer.
It is generally believed that mining probably
cut off the flow of pristine water to Kissengen
Springs, a popular recreation spot south of
Bartow until it dried up around the middle of
the 20th century. What the industry now
acknowledges to have been over-pumping of
ground water in the 1950s apparently diverted
the water that once flowed into the springs.
Even more dramatic, though less perma-
nent, environmental damage was caused by
periodic failure of dams which held huge
quantities of clay-laden water, properly, if
unglamorously, defined as slimes. These
bodies of water were called slime pits.
In an injunction hearing prompted by one
of the dam breaches many years ago, a circuit
judge told lawyers for a phosphate company
that their cause was made difficult to defend
by the use of two words: "slime" and "pits."
The dam breaks released huge volumes of
slime-laden water into tributaries to the
Peace River, often causing massive fish kills,
which in turn brought heavy fines from
regulatory agencies.
The fish kills, though devastating both to
fish populations and to the industry's image,
were of short-lived duration.
Not so the scarring of the earth's surface.
For much of its tenure in Polk County, the
industry did little to reclaim or recontour its
mined-over land, creating what critics deri-
sively and not altogether inaccurately -
called moonscapes.
On the other hand, the abandoned land
was widely used by Boy Scouts, campers,
fishermen and hunters, and was a favorite
place for families to go harvest their own
Christmas trees.
A growing sensitivity to environmental
concerns nudged the industry to partial
reclamation. Critics complained again with
some justification that most reclamation
occurred within sight of well-traveled high-
ways, with moonscapess" remaining out of
sight and out of mind.
Those companies that allowed local man-
agement the greatest latitude generally were
the most conscientious about reclaiming their
mined lands. Some of the most environmen-
tally-conscious phosphate company man-
agers urged their colleagues to adopt a
voluntary standard of reclaiming two acres of
land for every acre they mined.
This voluntary initiative was replaced in
1975 by a Florida law mandating reclamation.


INSTITUTE FOR PHOSPHATE RESEARCH
In the years between the discovery of phosphate in the Peace River in 1881 and the introduction of steam
shovel methods in 1905, mine workers used picks and shovels to carve phosphate rock from the ground.


SUN FILE PHOTO
A dragline digs for phophate in Polk County. Phosphate companies have mined 300,000 acres in the
Peace River watershed, with plans to mine another 100,000 acres.


Increasing pressure from the Legislature and
from state and federal environmental agen-'
cies forced the industry to be better stewards
of the environment.
Today, a phosphate company must get
regulatory agency approval of a plan to
reclaim the land before mining may begin.
Reclamation plans must address how the
mining process will disturb the natural water
flow and the impact on wildlife habitats.

Phosphogypsum disposal
Another major issue facing the industry is
the disposal of phosphogypsum.
Huge tonnages of phosphogypsum are
created as a byproduct of fertilizer manufac-
turing, and are piled in what are commonly
called gyp stacks. In one instance, the weight
of a massive gyp stack was believed to be a
factor in the opening of a huge sinkhole on a
parcel of mined land in southwest Polk
County. Research by FIPR, the phosphate
research agency funded by severance taxes,
phosphogypsum has been shown to be an
excellent road-building material, but environ-
mental concerns over the release of radon gas
thus far has prevented its use for that purpose.
Radon is found naturally in the soil, but is
released in higher concentrations when land
is mined. As a radioactive substance, it is a
carcinogen, and creates both a public health
concern and a public relations quandary.
Homes and other buildings often are built
on mined land. Ridding a home or other
building of radon gas concentrations is as
simple as opening the doors and windows to
allow fresh air to circulate, FIPR has reported.
Even so, the Polk County school board


refuses to build schools on reclaimed land.
To minimize the incursion of radon gas
into buildings built on mined land, two
measures are recommended by FIPR -
either making the slab a monolithic pour,
without seams, or elevating the building a
couple of feet above the soil, as once was
common with frame buildings.

Road-building material
Proponents of the use of hiosphogypsum
in road-building, includingiFIPR, argue that
the only way the radon could pose a public
health hazard is if someone were to build a
house in the middle of a road built on a
phosphogypsum base, and remain in the
house 18 hours a day for 70 years.
They have suggested that to prevent this
unlikely occurrence from taking place,
construction of homes be prohibited on
abandoned roadways that have phospho-
gypsum roadbeds.
As phosphate reserves have been nearly
depleted in Polk County, the industry has
been moving south, particularly into
Hardee County.
Smaller phosphate companies have faded
from the scene, and larger ones have merged.
Today, there is only one phosphate compa-
ny- Mosaic, created by the merger of two
industry giants,.IMC Global Inc. and Cargill
Crop Nutrition still mining in Polk County.
Much of the mined and reclaimed land
today is occupied by sprawling subdivisions
or commercial developments, and thou-
sands of acres are in parks, ranging from
full-developed recreation complexes to
nature preserves.


The Bone Valley phosphate reserve was
discovered' in the Peace River watershed
in the 1880s and phosphate strip mining
has been occurring ever since.
To mine for phosphate, bulldozers first
clear off vegetation and topsoil. Large
cranes called "draglines" then excavate
the "overburden" and cast it aside. Finally,
the draglines excavate the ore.
The ore,is washed into a pipeline and
pumped to a.beneficiation plant where
diesel fuels are used to float impurities off.
,'Most of the,.ore is then transported by
'tail to one of 25 phosphate chemical
plants, There' the ore is treated with
sulfuric acid and ammonia to manufacture
diammonium phosphate fertilizer.
S'Leftover clay is pumped into large clay
settling areas. Leftover sand is used to fill


in the mining pits.
Phosphogypsum, a slightly radioactive
waste, is piled up in stacks at the chemical
plants.
Florida phosphate supplies 75 percent
of the U.S. demand and 25 percent of the
world demand.
Some 300,000 acres in Central Florida
have been mined to date, with 100,000
acres in clay settling areas and about
150,000 acres of active mining.
Mosaic Fertilizers, the larger of two
mining companies in the area, expects to
mine an additional 100,000 acres before',
its reserves are exhausted.

Sources: Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, '
Mosaic Fertilizer LLC


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From page 6
sanctuary" Allen added. "You can find
burrowing owls, scrub jays, gopher frogs,
hogs, deer and birds on our sites."
In response to litigation from Charlotte
County. the DEP has revised its reclama-
tion requirements in recent years. The DEP
now requires the phosphate industry to
replace mined-out streams with manmade
versions.
"It's not only possible (to reclaim streams),
it's required." Allen said.
The phosphate industry is also working
to reduce the amount of new clay settling
areas as the last 100,000 acres of phos-
phate deserves are mined in the lower half
of the Peace River in the years to come,
Allen said.
The industry expects to accomplish diha
by pumping mole clay to existing clay
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setting areas to fill dtem to their maximum
levels, she said.
There will be impacts from die future
mining, but they should be insignificant,
when compared to die impacts of odier
industries, Townsend said.
"I mean, we won't be invisible," Allen said.
Townsend pointed out that Florida
phosphate supplies 75 percent of the U.S.
supply of fertilizer and 25 percent of the
world's supply.
Lord, a staunch Republican who works as
a filmmaker, understands how the phos-
phate industry may have been oblivious to
its environmental impacts in the past.
Times were different dien, he said.
Now, however, the equation has changed,
he said. Now, it's die last of die Peace River's
natural areas that are at stake.
"Are they going to be able to fix this back?"
he asked. "I'm skeptical.
"I think we just have to make them try,"
lie added.

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Rethinking Peace Rivers urban future




Rethinking Peace Rivers urban future


By STEVE REILLY
STAFF WRIrER
No one needs a crystal ball to know that
people will want to build homes and settle
along the Peace River.
The big question looming, however, is
whether that growth will add to the urban
impacts already sustained on the Peace River.
Or could a "greening" of future urban devel-
opment keep the river relatively healthy?
"Urbanization had the heaviest impacts in
the northernmost and southernmost sub-
basins and is expected to expand," the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection
Peace River Plan stated.
"In the coastal lower Peace River sub-
basin, stream loss was most directly due to
the practice of eliminating first- and second-
order streams through extensive canal
networks designed to sufficiently lower the
water table to allow the widespread use of
septic tank wastewater treatment systems in
subdivisions."
In the lower, coastal Peace River, urban
development, along with agricultural land
practices, led to the loss of 77 miles of stream
channels. And in the upper Peace, urban
development, compounded with its 79.8
million-gallons-a day potable water use,
contributed to a decline in water table
elevations and shrunk the base water flow
that sustains the river.
Those urban impacts do not include
stormwater runoff, increasing demand for
water and other urban pressures on the
river's resources.
"If local zoning, land use planning and
overall comprehensive planning are not
undertaken carefully, the situation will be
exacerbated," the FDEP plan stated. "The
opportunity exists to exploit these tools more
effectively to assure development is directed
away from the most sensitive environmental
resources and that the future quality of life for
area residents can be preserved."
Missing wetlands
Future management of the Peace River
should try to solve a mystery from the past.
Don Ross, CEO of EarthBalance environ-
mental consulting firm and a former Charlotte
County commissioner, participated in the
development of the Peace River cumulative
impact study upon which the FDEP officials
based their Peace River management plan.
What proved surprising, Ross said, is the
number of acres of wedands that evaporated
into thin air.
"The single most important discovery is
that not all of the wetlands are going through
permitting," Ross said "There's a gap."
Between 1979 and 1999, an estimated 4,000
acres of wetlands were lost to urban develop-
ment along the Peace River. That number is
five times more tdin was permitted during
the same time period.
"If it were done through permitting, those
wetlands would be mitigated," Ross said. He
believes there's a "leakage" in the permitting
process that's allowing for the disappearance
of wetlands. "It's not in an obvious way,
bulldozers filling m the land."
He suspects that the missing wetlands
were drained on lands that were given
agricultural exemptions.
Once the land is drained for pastures or
groves or some other agricultural use, the
wetlands are gone and do not have to be
replaced before the land is prepared for
housing and other urban development.
That trend must be addressed, put to an
end, according to Ross.

DeSoto's challenge
The urban development die was cast


URBANIZATION IMPACTS

Since the 1940s, population in the four-county Peace River watershed has grown by
800 percent.
The size of the urban footprint on the watershed also grew, from 1 percent in the
1940s to 10 percent today.
Where urbanization occurred in the lower Peace River, the amount of marshes and
mangroves declined by 600 acres, or 22 percent.
Urbanization replaces natural forests and soils with impervious surfaces that prevent
recharge and speed up storm water runoff. And that washes contaminants into surface
waters including sediment, nutrients, pesticides, petroleum wastes, metals and bacteria.
The loss of shade from trees in urban areas also cause "thermal impacts" by heating
stormwater before it drains.
Source: Peace River Cumulative Impact Study


decades ago when lots were platted for much
of Charlotte County. A greater challenge in the
near future may be faced in DeSoto County.
"DeSoto has beautiful land and a world of
opportunity," Ross said. But, he added,
DeSoto will need to find the vision that will
allow the county to find a balance between
environmental protection of the river and the
pressures of urban and other development.
DeSoto County Administrator Craig M.
Coffey suggested his county is well aware of
the challenges it faces. DeSoto County
planning staff is now overhauling the county's
comprehensive plan and is looking at better
ways to protect the Peace River.
"People may have taken (the Peace River)
for granted (in the past), but they are waking
up to it as something that needs protecting,"
Coffey said. "(The Peace River) is our future.
It's our'beach front.'"
Today, Coffey estimated more
than 95 percent of DeSoto's devel-
opment is devoted to some form of
agriculture, and the county itself
ranks as the fourth-largest agricul-
rural producer in the state. In the
future, he said, he expects the
county's agriculture to be reduced


to 88 percent of development.
The county is also taking into account
trends affecting urban development. A recent
population and land use study noted, "Land
prices in coastal metropolitan areas have
skyrocketed. This has put pressure on the
development industry to provide'affordable'
and workforce 'attainable' housing." The high
land prices are causing urban growth inland,
into counties like DeSoto.
DeSoto County officials, Coffey said, are
now using the comprehensive planning
process and other strategies to address and
direct future urban development, as well as
affording the river greater protections.
Through new land use regulations, Coffey
said, the county hopes to redirect develop-
ment away from the river's floodplain.


DeSoto County will also work with the
Southwest Florida Water Management
District and other agencies to garner grants
that will lead to the preservation of the more
environmentally sensitive lands.
"(Future) development under the (land use
regulations) will be much different," Coffey
said. Compared to past development in
Charlotte, Sarasota and other counties, he
said future DeSoto urban development "could
be 10 times better."
And he suggested future development in
DeSoto County will be more environmentally
sensitive.

Cooperative planning
Charlotte County land use attorney Geri
Waksler is among those who are working to
create a public-private planning effort for U.S.
17. Waksler saw elements of the FDEP Peace
River Plan as being incorporated into any
plan for Charlotte County's U.S. 17 corridor.
According to Waksler, who has been a
practicing land use attorney for 15 years,
developers today are thinking "greener" than
they did in the past.
"I very, very, very rarely work on a project
where a developer wants to take out all of the
wetlands," she said. "Typically, developers,
who want to bring in projects on budget,
want to avoid wetland impacts. Wetland
mitigation and restoration is expensive."
To implement the Peace River plan and
afford better protections to the river,
Waksler said more than new development
should be considered.
"We tend to talk about the problems on
the Peace River and the loss of wetlands,"
she said. "But we don't want to talk at the
same time that we don't want to spend any
dollars to extend sewers so we can get some
of these septic systems (off line) that are in
the floodplain."
Waksler suggested Charlotte and other
counties will have to address problems
created by older developments while ensuring
better new developments. Charlotte and
other counties will have to review their codes
to ensure they allow clustering and other
development strategies that allow more open
space and preservation.
"It's no one thing, and it's going to take a
whole new way of drinking the way we
develop and the way we regulate," she said.
"People are starting to move towards that.
'Green' development, environmentally
sensitive development are the kinds of
development people want to move into."
The Peace River plan does call for some
buffering along the river. Waksler cautioned,
"Developers build what people want, and if
they don't, they won't be verv successful. And
people want to be on the water.
"That's where I see the greatest struggle, as
they try to work out buffers that protect the
Peace River and satisfies the public's desire for
water access" she said.
And while Waksler views U.S. 17 corridor as
a natural extension of Charlotte's urban
service area, especially in light of the develop-
ment just north of county line in DeSoto, she
also sees a cooperative effort between private
development and public agencies possible,
and a cooperative effort could make many of
the Peace River recommendations a reality.


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April 2007


Old-timer yearns for the river he knew


By JOHN HACKWORTH
STAFF WRITER
"I would trade all my tomorrows
for one yesterday."
That is Tommy Howard's favorite
quotation. It pretty much sums up
how the 72-year-old Florida native
feels about his life and the
changing environment around the
Peace River.
Howard, like his parents, was born
and raised in Arcadia. He remembers
living in a small home in an orange
grove where his father worked.
"When I was a young'n, I could
see the stars through our roof," he
said. "We didn't have windows in the
house and no heat. But it was a
happier time than today."
Howard is a fisherman. Although
he made a living working for the
State Road Department (before it
was the Florida Department of
Transportation) for 33 years, he was
never far from the water. His love of
fishing began at a very early age.
"I remember Mom and I, and my
sister she died when she was 13
- took our Model A Ford down to
the Peace River on weekends. We
would cut swamp cabbage and cook
it and fry the fish we caught.
"I could wade across the river
then. I don't think the deptli of the
river has changed much today. But
the river has."
Howard remembers casting a net
or a fishing line and reeling in bass
and bluegill. He said he never had to
fish long to get more fish than he
could eat. That was back in the 1940s
- the starting point for the Peace
River Cumulative Impact Study.
The study points to trends that
mirror Howard's memories. The
triple threats of mining, develop-
ment and agriculture are men-
tioned often by Howard as he


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Arcadia native Tommy Howard, 72, untwists the line on his fishing rod during a recent trip to the banks of the Peace River. Howard didn't
need a state study to tell him about the impacts mining, development and agriculture have had on the river he's seen them first-hand.


remembers his life.
In the 1940s, according to the
study, there were only 7,495 acres
being mined in the Peace River
watershed. Today, there are more
than 150,000 acres being excavated
for phosphate.
During the 1940s and '50s, we lost
354,674 acres of wetlands, and by
1979, another 249,255 had disap-
peared. Wetlands accounted for 25
percent of the Peace River Basin in


the 1940s, but today, only 16 percent
of the basin is in wetlands.
There was intense farming on
8 percent of the basin in the 1940s,
and by 1999, it had expanded to
17 percent.
None of that is news to Howard.
He has watched development,
mining and farming slowly squeeze
life from the river and the world he
knew back then.
"I remember when the phos-


phate spills used to turn the river to
chocolate," he said. "You could
wade into the river and pick up
bass and bluegill as they floated by.
Their gills were stopped up and
they were gasping for air. You could
still eat them, but they eventually
choked to death.
"The banks of the river were
nothing but yellow mud for
months. It just stuck to your feet
something awful. It took Mother


Nature a long time to flush out the
river after those spills.
"But no one seemed to care back
then. I think they fined the phos-
phate companies $700. That was
nothing to them because it would
have cost them hundreds of thou-
sands to build holding areas."
It wasn't until 1975, according to
the study, that the state toughened
standards for phosphate mining.
But, just as the impact study says,
Howard doesn't cast blame on
phosphate alone for the disappear-
ance of fish and the changes in the
environment.
"Runoff from groves has hurt too.
Too many of them were built in low-
lying areas. They were allowed to
destroy too many wetlands. And the
runoff from fertilizers and so on
really hurt the river."
Howard takes his hat off and rubs
over his head, shakes his head again
and puts the cap back on.
"There's just too many people
now," he says.
"We will never be able to go back
and fix (the river). There are just too
many people here now.
"I used to be able to go to my
favorite fishing spot around 9 a.m.
and fish all day. Now, by 9 a.m. there
have been 25 other people there.
You see boat after boat go by. And
those Jet-Skis too they ought to
outlaw those things."
For Howard who said his
grandparents remember when
Native Americans owned one side of
the river and white settlers the other
- Father Time has been an enemy
to the Peace River.
"I wouldn't trade my life for
anything. I have lived in the best of
times. But I would trade tomorrow
for yesterday, anytime."


No impact from Peace withdrawals seen


By GREG MARTIN
STAFF WRITER
Withdrawals from the Peace River to
supply people in four counties with drink-
ing water have yet to cause a noticeable
impact on the Charlotte Harbor estuary,
according to the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection's recent cumula-
tive impact study.
But the Peace River/Manasota Regional
Water Supply Authority has recently teamed
up with the city of Punta Gorda to tap a
large wetland in the headwaters of Shell
Creek to augment supplies.
The authority, on average, withdraws
about 20 million gallons per day from the
Peace River at its plant off Kings Highway in
DeSoto Count.
The authority is currently working on a
$130 million project to increase the
withdrawals to 32.7 mgd and expand its
reservoir from 600 million gallons to 6


billion gallons.
The DEP's study found that the authority
on average takes about 1 percent of the
average annual flow of the river, which
amounts to 1,084 cubic feet per second.
One concern over the withdrawals is that
they reduce the freshwater flowing into the
Charlotte Harbor estuary, a sensitive
marine nursery.
However, the study concluded that the
withdrawals have had no impact on the
salinity of the estuary. That conclusion was
based on data from a water quality monitor-
ing program conducted by the authority.
The study also noted, however, that an
impact to salinity levels downstream would
be difficult to discern because of the way
tides naturally cause wide variations in
salinity levels.
The flow of the river has declined 35
percent since the 1960s, largely due to a
cyclical climate change.


While still ample in average flow, most of
the flow comes during the summer rainy.
season. Also, the river now suffers from a
lack of base flow in its upper reaches,
according to the study.
Because of drought conditions this year,
the Southwest Florida Water Management
District in December agreed to lower a
minimum flow cut-off level below which
withdrawals for public supply would not be
allowed. The minimum flow was lowered
from 130 cubic feet per second to 90 cfs.
That allowed the authority to pump an
extra 1 mgd from the river this winter than
would normally be permitted.
However, the authority has just about
exhausted its stored supplies and has begun
drawing raw aquifer water into its storage
wells. That is expected to lead to a decline
in water quality below the state's "sec-
ondary" drinking water standards in the
weeks to come.


The standards include limits to such
minerals as sulfate, nitrate and chloride. The
levels of these minerals are high in natural
well water but low in surface water.
The DEP also has announced its intention
to grant the authority a three-year exemp-
tion to those standards.
The exemption would allow the authority
to exceed the standards until its plant
expansion gets completed in three years.
Even with the plant expansion, growth
projections show demand for more water
will outstrip capacity in a little more than
seven years.
So, the authority and Punta Gorda have
launched a study to build a berm across
the downstream end of a large wetland
system called Tippen Bay and Long
Island Marsh.
That would store enough water to harvest
some 20 mgd for public supplies, according
to preliminary studies.


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Peace River is being



lost piece by piece


PHOTOS PROVIDED BY THE FLORIDA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY ARCHIVES
Kissengen Spring as it was in 1894, above, and in 1948, oelo.


Hope springs



for Kissengen


By GREG MARTIN
STAFF WRITER
One lost piece of the Peace
puzzle was Kissengen Spring,
located a few miles south of
Bartow on the east side of the river.
Until the 1940s, the spring
pumped some 20 million gallons
of clear water into the river each
day. It also served as a popular
recreational site.
The spring ceased flowing in the
S1950s amid a phosphate mining
boom. The spring went dry
Because excessive pumping of well
:water for the mining drained down
'the Floridan aquifer by some 60
feet, according to the study.
Since then, water in the upper
Peace has drained down sink-
holes and crevices in the karst
limestone beneath the riverbed.
Because of the sinkholes, the
river has ceased flowing in a 10-
mile stretch in five of the last
seven years.
: By implementing practices to
capture rain water and recircu-
late it through the mining pro-
cess, the' phosphate industry has
cut its pumping in half since the
late 1970s.
However, pumping for agricul-


ture and urban developments
increased to keep the aquifer too
low for Kissengen Spring to flow,
according to the study.
The bowl-shaped basin that
once served as Kissengen Spring's
swimming area is now dry. Howev-
er, in the bottom of the bowl is a
funnel-shaped hole called a "sink."
During a recent visit to the
spring, cool spring water could
be found in the sink.
"It was a Garden of Eden, flush
with fresh water," said Charles
Cook, a DEP permitting specialist
based in Homeland, as he dipped
his hand into the water.
Cook, a life-long Bartow resi-
dent, has taken a personal interest
in the geology of Kissengen Spring.
Now that man's impacts are
known, society should focus on
recharging the aquifer by restor-
ing wetlands and reducing
pumping, he said.
Water district managers say the
economic cost of reducing
pumping sufficient to make
Kissengen flow again would be
astronomical.
Cook, however, remains hopeful.
"I say we get what we give,"
he said.


SUN PHOTO BY PAUL SCHMIDT, schmidt@sun-herald.com
This measuring stick, placed at Kissengen Spring by the U.S. Geological Survey, is
intended to show water levels. If the levels reached 83 feet, water would once
again spill into the Peace River, but the spring has been dry since the 1950s.
' 0


By GREG MARTIN
STAFF WRITER
Nature created the Peace River during a time when
oceans were receding and woolly nmamimoths roamed
the earth.
But it took mankind only five decades to erase
136,000 acres of the rivershed's wetlands, 343 miles of
its streams and at least one prolific artesian spring.
Those resources were ditched, drained, excavated or
filled in by cattle ranches, citrus groves, vegetable farms,
phosphate mines and urban development, a Peace
River Cumulative Impact Study shows.
The study was published February by the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection.
The study compares aerial photographs taken of the
2,350-square-mile Peace River watershed in the 1940s,
1970s and 1990s. The snapshots reveal that drastic
changes have occurred ir a relatively short period.
The changes have contributed to declines in the
quality and quantity of the water flowing from the
Peace's headwaters near the Green Swamp, east of
Tampa, to its mouth at Charlotte Harbor.
The decline has'been subtle but noticeable, according
to Jim Kelly, 78, a retired fishing guide whose parents
founded the Eagle's Nest Lodge in Solana.
"I can remember as a young boy going out on that
dock and that water quality was so pure and clean, I
could see the line on a snook's side,"
said Kelly. "Now, you'd have a hard
time even seeing the-snook."
Early aerial photos of the 105-mile-
long river show it to look much like a
tree. Off the main trunk extended
about a dozen major branches, some
as long as 30 or 40 miles.
Each branch had its own set of
smaller "second order" streams and
capillary-sized "first order" streams.
The landscape was also dotted with
a myriad of forested wetlands,
marshes and ponds. Some were
connected by streams, some isolated.
In later aerial photos, several major
streams appear severely truncated
and countless wetlands are missing.

Headwater impacts
In the 1800s, the uppermost Peace
River was formed by a creek that
meandered through a series of lakes. .
The lakes, now mostly surrounded k
by residential developments, remain
perched on plateaus that step down'
from Lake Hamilton, located along a
ridge northeast of Bartow.
Man began changing that land-
scape as early as 1910, when the
meandering headwater creek was
replaced by the Peace Creek Drainage
Canal. The goal was to remove water
and open up wetlands to agriculture.
The Peace Creek canal now
drains stormwater from the Winter
Haven area.
And the Peace River's main channel
now starts at the confluence of
Saddle Creek and the Peace Creek
Drainage Canal just north of Bartow.
Saddle Creek drains Lake Hancock,
which has become polluted with
effluent (treated wastewater dis-
charge), nutrients and algae, accord-
ing to the study.
Aerial photos of Lake Hancock in
the 1960s show a plume of suspend-
ed sediments flowing into the lake
from a phosphate mine.
After the area was mined out, the
lake continued to serve as a receiving
pond for municipal effluent until the
early 1990s. An old cypress tre
Thle lake is now spoiled with Bartow. Discolora
enough unconsolidatedd deep dry seasons over
organic muck" to cover 12,000 acres the last seven yei
one foot deep, according to the study.
And water quality declines stemming from periodic
discharges from the lake can be detected as far dolwn-
stream as the Peace River Water Plant, according to
water district scientists.

Mining the creeks
In the 1940s, the river was also fed by two major
streams, Six Mile and Bear, located northwest and
southwest of Bartow, respectively. They were bulldozed
for residential development, phosphate mines and
chemical plants by the late 1970s.
On the east side of the Peace south of Bartow., a series
of nine short creeks that \wele present until the 1940.s
are now gone. They appear to have been shaved off the
ri iver's main channel by phosphate Inines. : :
Farther south, and west of Fort eade, about half of
Little Payne and Payne creeks also disappeared amid
phosphate strip mines. i
Some of the mines were excavated before the state
adopted mandatory mine reclamation laws in 1975.
However, most of the mining in the Payne Creek
watershed has been conducted since the 1970s, after
both the state reclamation law and U.S. Congress's
Clean Water Act were adopted.
Throughout the entire Peace River watershed, 22
percent of the original stream channels were eased
or channelized, the study indicates. Many of the
streams were lost in urban centers, such as Bartow
and Punta Gorda.
However, the stream losses in the Bartow and Payne


Creek areas, where phosphate was dominant, are more
than double the losses anywhere else in the basin,
according to the study.
Urban developments also consumed other chunks of
the resource. In the lower Peace River, marshes and
mangroves declined by 600 acres or 22 percent.
In the 1940s, wetlands took up 25 percent of the
Peace River's landscape. That number has declined to
15.6 percent since then.
Now, most of the remaining wetlands are located in
the middle and southern portions of the watershed, the
study indicates.
Phosphate's philosophy
The impacts occurred because, years ago, people
didn't realize the value of conservation, said Dee Allen,
reclamation superintendent for the Mosaic Fertilizers
phosphate mining company.
"I think the philosophy of everyone was different then
than it is today," Allen said. 'Before regulation, you
could take out wetlands and now you have to put them
back and, some that are ecologically significant, you
have to preserve."
As awareness increased, the mining industry
improved its ability to reclaim mine sites and restore
wetlands, she said.
However, Tony Janicki, an ecologist who has provided


SUN PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY JOSH OLIVE AND PAUL SCHMIDT
ee clings to life in the dry bed of a section of the Peace River near
tion marks on the tree's trunk indicate water levels during wet and
the years. Parts of the upper Peace River have gone dry in five of
ars, including two weeks ago when this photo was taken.

expert testimony in Charlotte County's litigation against
phosphate mining, pointed out that phosphate mining
wiped out 60 percent of the streams in the Bartow area
and 52 percent in the Payne Creek watershed.
"That's ridiculous," Janicki said. "That's a shame, let's
put it that way."
Janicki pointed out it took litigation from Charlotte
County to get the mining industry to replace excavated
streams with reasonable facsimiles.
"That was the thing I was really hammering (in the
phosphate hearings)," Janicki said. "I mean, these guys
were allowed to just take streams off the landscape. If
any other industry tried to do that, they'd be laughed
out of the room."

Hope springs for Kissengen
Another lost piece of the Peace River system was an
ecological jewel known as Kissengen Spring.
Located three miles south of Bartow on the east side
of the river, Kissengen pumped some 20 million gallons
of sparkling clear water into the river each day.
It also provided a pristine swimming hole for local
residents, recalled Bob Hill of Englewood, who was
born'in Bartow in 1938.
He said he and his older brother during their
childhoods swam in the spring and fished with
homemade spear guns in a quarter-mile run from the
spring to the river.
See LOST, page 11







Page 11
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Critics say plan reinforces status quo


By JOHN HAUGHEY
STAFF WRITER
The regulatory emphasis of any plan can
be interpreted as an actionable expression
of purpose.
To some, the regulatory articulation within
the Peace River Resource Management Plan
Speaks loud and clear.
It says this: Status quo.
"There is no 'there,' there," said Honey Rand
of the Environmental PR Group in Tampa, a
Charlotte County consultant.
"They just left us hanging," she continued.
"The'status quo is the status quo and
there's the problem: The status quo is what
got us to where we are."
"I didn't see many specific goals, quantifi-
able goals, and acknowledgement of specific
changes in policy that need to be made," said
Linda Young of the Clean Water Network of
Florida. "It's full of general statements, such
as, 'Well, we should not destroy another
140,000 acres in the coming years.'"
"My early impression is, it was really a plan
to do a plan," Charlotte County Commission-
er Adam Cummings said. "And I thought it
was better than having a specific plan
because the (study) was inadequate. So, you
really wouldn't want to have a real manage-
ment plan based on insufficient information.
"But, I was disappointed to learn it isn't," he
continued. "That's the plan. It's so vague and
insubstantial, it would just perpetuate the
status quo."
Relax, says Rick Cantrell, deputy director for
water resources for the state's Department of
Environmental Protection.
"This is the beginning of a process," he said.
"You just don't solve everyone's problems at
once. It has to be a cooperative effort. It can't
be accomplished without a lot of people
working together and it won't happen
overnight."
Cantrell said, essentially, the plan is a work
in progress.
He said it incorporates recently created
programs and regulations that are showing
promise, rather than set forth a new array of
initiatives.
"Let's look at some stuff that is already in
place," he said.
Cantrell said while the study provided a
detailed range of facts and figures, there's still


SUN PHOTOS BY PAUL SCHMIDT, schmidt@sun-herald.com
Cogon grass, a noxious weed, dominates this reclaimed phosphate mine near.Bartow.


much to learn.
"In restoring minimal flows" to the upper
Peace River and its tributaries, he said, "there
are engineering studies that have to be done.
One of the proposals is, does it make sense to
wall off sinkholes? Is it a good idea or a bad
idea? We need to find that out."
Cantrell said it doesn't make sense to
impose regulations designed to raise aquifer
levels until the DEP figures out how- or if -
it can be done.
"That is highly doubtful, based on how
much water you would have to stop using
to make that happen," he said. "There are
different approaches to restoring the
aquifer, which may and I say, may not
be possible."
Former Charlotte County Commissioner
Don Ross, an environmental consultant who
helped draft parts of the plan, said it's impor-
tant to separate facts from policy.
"I've never seen a study this broad," he
said, noting it employed new technologies
and methodologies to produce "incontro-
vertible" data.
"Only within the last decade or so has it


been economically possible to do this type of
change analysis using photographs," Ross
said. "This allowed us to do, for the first time
in Florida, maybe nationwide, an indepen-
Sdent check on our regulatory system."
Recommendations in the plan is "analogous
to FCAT," he said. "You don't go ask the
teachers, the students, the parents how well
schools are doing, you test the students.
Basically, we did for regulatory agencies what
FCAT did for teachers. It doesn't say whether
you pass or fail, it just says what the facts are."
Here are the facts: 31,000 acres of wetlands
and 343 miles of streambeds have disap-
peared since 1979 after regulations were
imposed to prevent such loss.
"So, the facts are on the table," Ross said.
"What we do about it is policy."
And therein lies the rub.
Critics cite several flaws in terminology that
defuse the plan's regulatory emphasis.
Attorney Charles Fletcher, a Charlotte
County consultant, said the plan continues to
define mining as a temporary land use.
"What happens with phosphate mining is,
as the lands are mined and reclaimed, the


hydrology of the subsoil and the surface left
after" is altered forever, he said. "It may be a
temporary land use, but it's a permanent ,
impact.
Chuck Schnepel at the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers wetlands permitting office in
Tampa said the federal government does not
use the same definition.
"That's the state's terminology and it is not
necessarily the Corps'," he said.
Retaining that terminology "is a very good
example of an unwillingness to get real,"
Young said.
"Mining is a very permanent, very devastat-
ing impact," she continued. "The politicians,
the DEP the Legislature none of them
wants to acknowledge the truth and have real,
enforceable mechanisms in place to say no."
Cummings said findings in the state justify
a change in regulatory terminology.
"Even though they are calling it a temporary
land use, they admitted (in the study) recla-
mation is not working, which means it is a
permanent impact," he said.
Fletcher said the plan fails to adjust the
regulatory and permining process.
"What is not being pursued is a consoli-
dated permitting process for phosphate
mining," he said. "Right now, it is a frag-
mented process."
While the DEP has "determined the idea
has merit, obviously, the devil is in the
details," Fletcher said. "It is up to the depart-
ment to take that initiative. They have not, as
yet, done that."
Ross would like to see "the surface water
quality be considered in the permitting of
water wells."
Yet, he added, it's wiser to audit existing
regulations for efficiencies before adopting
wholesale changes.
"I share the process frustration," Ross said.
"But it is a process and it is bigger than DEP
and bigger than the Southwest Florida Water
Management District. It is a legislative and
public process."
The study "was a very good product,"
Fletcher said. "What we need to do now is
make sure the management plan is an
equally good product. That may take more
resources than the department has. And that
needs to be addressed whether or not this
is a priority."


At left, Dover Sink,
pictured just two weeks
before the upper Peace
River went dry. Water
drains into the sink hole
because excessive
pumping lowered the
water level in the aquifer
some 60 feet in the
1940s, according to the
U.S. Geological Survey.

At right, a photo taken at
the same spot two weeks
later reveals the sink hole.


* LOST


From page 10
"It was a beautiful spot, I can tell
you that," he said of the spring.
"There were beautiful oak trees all
around it and a cabin where the
family that kept it stayed. There was
a picnic shelter and a place to
change clothes and a place to dance
and a pool table."
It was common knowledge
around Bartow at the time that the
spring suddenly ceased flowing one
day in the late 1940s after a dragline
inadvertently broke through a rock
layer, Hill said.
HoweVer,' studies conducted by he
U.S. Geological Surveyhave blamed
excessive pumping of well water
primarily for phosphate mining. The
pumping drew down the Floridian
aquifer by some 60 feet at its peak in
the 1970s.

Calculating costs
The lost streams have resulted in
diminished flow, declining water
quality and degraded wildlife
habitat, according to Janicki.
Even first order streams, which
form the tips of river's branches,
provide habitat for important small
organisms such as mayflies and
caddisflies, he said.
In their larval stages, such crea-
tures break down leaf matter into
organic carbon. That forms the
bottom of the food chain, he said.
In virtually all levels of the Peace
River system, "fish showed adverse
0, .


effects" stemming from mankind's
activities, noted Dr. Tom Fraser, a
fish scientist, in the DEP study.
Even smaller wetlands and
streams that flow only during wet
periods serve as nurseries for
juvenile fish, Fraser said.
Such' minnows serve as prey not
only for sport fish, such as trout,
bass and snook, but also for wading
birds, he pointed out.
"A channelized stream is not the
same habitat for fish," he said. "All


you have to do is go look at the
channelizedd) Caloosahatchee River.
It's extremely limited."
Fraser also estimated that some 15
freshwater species may no longer be
suited to survive in the Payrie,
Joshua, Prairie and Shell creeks
because they are tainted with the
discharges of highly mineralized well
water from citrus groves, vegetable
farms or phosphate mines.
Also believed missing from the
modern Peace River is "tape grass,"


an aquatic plant with long, velvety
green blades.
The grass may have disappeared
as the mineral content increased
and the water darkened, he said.
Horse Creek, one of last Peace
River tributaries to remain relative-
ly pristine, now has more fish
species and abundance than the
main channel of the Peace, the fish
study states.
The river's remaining natural
areas also provide habitat for


The entire flow of the upper Peace River disappears into a limestone rock formation that forms the cap of the Intermediate
Aquifer near Bartow.
S ., .,,


protected species, including bald
eagles, scrub jays, sandhill cranes,
red-cockaded woodpeckers and
wood storks, according to the study
But most of those remaining
natural areas "are threatened by
citrus, phosphate mining and urban
development," the study states.

Restoration limited
The Southwest FloridaWater
Nlanagement District has launched.
two major projects to restore the
upper Peace River, at least to a
minimum flowof just 6 inches of
water during dry seasons, said Mlark
Hammond, resource management
director for the district.
One project calls for increasing
the level of Lake Hancock and
restoring wetlands downstream. The
goal is to filter the lake's water
before it drains into the Peace.
The other also calls for restoring .
Peace Creek canal wetlands to store:
Winter Haven's storm water for
release during dry periods.
The district is also working to map
the sinkholes in the upper Peace.
The district hopes to determine
whether berms can be constructed
to divert water now draining down
the holes, Hammond said.
But restoring other Peace tribu-
taries is currently beyond the
district's capability, he said.
"Those upper Peace) projects will
be quite expensive," Hammond
pointed out. "They're a five- to 10-
year effort.
"Anybody can only take on so
much," he added.


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WHAT HAS

In the 1940s, 60 percent of the Peace River's
2,350-square-mile watershed was forested with
"native uplands" and 25 percent covered with wet-
lands. Only 15 percent was previously developed as
mines, farms and towns. By 1999, only 17 percent of
the watershed remained native uplands and 16
percent wetlands. Of the remaining 64 percent, 44
percent was developed as agriculture, 10 percent
phosphate mining and 10 percent urban.

Since the 1940s:
136.000 acres of wetlands have been drained
and converted to other land uses.


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phosphate mine reclamation law passed in the
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the lost acres.
343 miles of streams have been converted into
ditches and canals, or lost.
600,000 acres of native uplands have been
converted to farms, phosphate mines and cities.
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1age 14 PEACE RIVER VIEWPOINTS


Time to allot


oversight of


Peace River


to one entity

OUR POSITION: A Peace River manage-
ment plan is just a starting point for the
work that must be done to preserve the river
and its tributaries. To make a real difference,
lawmakers and the public must support
regulations and practices that can stabilize
the watershed.
*
Imagine having 27 parents giving instruc-
tion to one child. One parent in charge of
what to eat. Another in charge of clothes. A
different parent in charge of schooling. A
parent in charge of the child's afterschool
hours. A parent in charge of dinner time to
bedtime hours.
Each of the 27 parents are giving instruc-
tions to the single child often with
conflicting advice, and never communicat-
ing well among themselves.
None of us would design a system with 27
parents for one child. Yet we've designed
such a system for the management of the
Peace River watershed.
Stretching from Polk County in the north
to Charlotte Harbor in the south, more
than 27 different governmental institu-
tions have some say so over how the Peace
River watershed should be managed. It's
no wonder the river and its tributaries are
under such stress from human misman-
agement.
'Even if every single city, county, state
agency and federal agency involved made
great decisions, there are simply too many
parents for this single child. There is no
single, coordinated master plan for the
Peace River watershed. There is no single
person or agency who can say, "I am the
one responsible" for the long-term sus-
tainability and health of the Peace River
watershed.
Perhaps the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection should be the
single parent. Our concern is that FDEP has
many children all across the state and our
favorite child, the Peace River watershed,
might lose out in money and attention.
Plus FDEP does not regulate water use, the
.Southwest Florida Water Management
District does. FDEP also has little or no say
so over land use or zoning.
The Southwest Florida Water Manage-
ment District could be the single entity in
charge, but it does not regulate mining, or
control zoning and has little control over all
the cities and counties. Swiftmud is not
geared to lobbying and soliciting matching
funds from the state, federal agencies and
nonprofits for worthy projects.
What we believe is needed is a single
entity responsible for the Peace River
watershed that would be in the form of
public-private partnership. There are
examples for us to follow.
There are more than 23,000 abandoned
mines in Colorado. Not only are these
abandoned mines dangerous but they leak
toxic chemicals into the watershed. The
Clear CreekWatershed Forum was created
in 1990 to coordinate the communications
from more than 50 organizations including
12 communities in four counties for a
single watershed.
In 1997 they formed the Clear Creek
Foundation as a nonprofit to raise money
to support restoring and enhancing the
watershed. In one example, they reduced
400,000 pounds of heavy metals coming
from just one mine into the watershed.
We believe it is time to stop looking
around for someone to blame. It is time to
create a single entity, a single parent,
responsible for ensuring the future of the
Peace River watershed.

: t W; W{R LETTERS
Letters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we
o have some rules. Please keep them less than 250
words. Letters will be edited for length as well as
grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with
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To fix the river, we must fix government


The management plan for the Peace
River generally restates the findings of
the Peace River cumulative impact
study and provides a series of specific fixes
for 22 major adverse impacts caused by
past and present-practices of agriculture,
mining and-urbanization.
Table 5.1 (page 44) of the impact study
summarizes the recommendations and
few would argue against implementation
of any of these policies. However, if one
truly desires to makes things better for the
environment and the people who enjoy
using it in various ways, it is necessary to
think "outside the regulatory box" and
consider exactly which of these strategies
have worked in the past and might work in
the future.
About the only ones that would make my
hit parade of guaranteed successes would
be habitat acquisition and restoration. The
rest are mainly old ideas that have failed to
work in the past. The reasons they have
failed to work are as follows:
For the most part, regional and state
governments are the problem, not the
solution. In this context, "governments"
mean the Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection and the Southwest
Florida Water Management District. These
two agencies have in the past permitted
the practices that have led to the adverse
impacts that are so carefully detailed in
this and other reports, and continue to do
so loday:
The government has failed to protect


William A. Dunson
Dunson is emeritus
professor of biology at
Penn State University and
a member of the Peace
River Scientific Peer
Review Panel.


the people's commons
. (such as the river, bay and gulf) in favor of
special interests. In large part, this-is due to
ineptitude and favoritism/corruption.
The government has failed to pursue
viable solutions such as conservation of
resources in favor of more exploitation of
resources. ,
The government has shown a great
unwillingness to let local governments that
more closely represent the interests of the
people to participate as full partners in
seeking solutions.
The government has failed to get the
best scientific advice from outside the web
of conflicts of interest that underlie most
consulting jobs reported here.
The government has failed to include
the entire ecosystem involved (Charlotte
Harbor and the near-shore Gulf of Mexico
are excluded), despite the fact that two of
the most serious problems afflicting coastal
communities (red tide and drift algae) likely
involve an interaction of all components of
the basin.
Some specific examples of governmental
failure to enforce rules set up to avoid


adverse impacts:
Agricultural groundwater dumped into
the Myakka River causes mineralization
and inappropriate seasonal hydrology, and
is going to be permitted for withdrawal as
drinking water in direct violation of South-
ern Water Use Caution Area rules.
A decrease in minimum flow for with-
drawals of drinking water from the-Peace
River at the DeSoto plant from 130 to 90
cubic feet per second is completely unsup-
ported by ecological data, was not
approved by a Scientific Peer Review Panel
specifically set up to oversee such issues,
and violates previously set criteria.
Swiftmud continues to use the so-called
"10 percent rule" for avoidance of adverse
ecological impact of freshwater with-
drawals, which was struck down by an
administrative hearing judge in 1997.
There are many other examples in
which the DEP and Swiftmud have failed
to enforce rules or simplymade the
enforcement so lax that the rules are
meaningless (for example, the rule that
wetlands must be restored after phos-
phate mining). Given this history, what is
the likelihood that anything will change in
the future?
The bottom line: We need a radical new
approach whereby the people's interest in
the environmental "commons" is truly
protected. This can only be achieved by
vesting decisions in local governments
which are most directly responsive to the
voice of the people.


Builders build where people want to live


The Charlotte-DeSoto Building Indus-
try Association is made up of local
companies that are building custom
homes, developing small locally owned
parcels and serving the needs of our
Charlotte and DeSoto citizens with remod-
eling and building services. We live and
work here too. We are equal stakeholders in
a sustainable local economy and the
environmental quality of life.
The Peace River, and for that matter
every potable water resource that can
possibly provide essential water to present
and future residents here, is of vital con-
cern to all of us. That said, we are also
concerned with other issues including
government efficiency, reduction of.costly
bureaucracy and affordability of homes for
our own employees and families.
From our nontechnical review, the
mammoth Peace River Cumulative Impact
Study appears to be is a highly detailed
recitation of data and past practices. There
is little evidence to support the belief that
government intrusion has been able to
overcome basic human behavior.
The lesson we take from those findings
is that even well-intentioned regulatory
interference, while frequently costly to the
consumer and artificially impacting the
economic dynamic of normal market
forces, does not'solve the problems of a
changing society.
Growth is not caused by homebuilders
building homes. That is only a response to
the demand from people to live in a partic-
ular community.
Homebuilders will not build where there
is no customer interest. When looking at
the needs for water and infrastructure in 20
or 50 years, we assume population growth
in our area, not because builders are
clearing wilderness and building vast ghost
towns of vacant houses, but because we


Ron Hill
Hill is president of the
Charlotte-DeSoto Building
Industry Association.


know that our area enjoys .
many of the amenities
that people choose when
selecting a place to live.
The Peace River study states that it must
identify and offer recommendations for
"regulatory and nonregulatory" actions to
minimize cumulative impact, That's fine,
except no govern mental agency is going to.
effectively alter human behavior and
overcome the long-term effects of the
marketplace. The bureaucrats and the
elected officials who believe they can do so
will be sadly mistaken and cause more
harm than good along the way.
Yes, they can pass laws making future
development more costly and thereby
somewhat alter the customer base, probably'
pricing many working people out of the
marketplace and creating longer commutes
and more road impacts as we go.
We make no comment on the scientific
review of agricultural use and the phos-
phate mining issues that are addressed. Our
comments are directed to the urlianization
and industrialization section of Chapter 5 of'
the study which states:
"A hallmark of urban development is
intolerance of flooding. Local, state, and
federal agencies have historically enacted
land use, building, and stormwater runoff
regulations to prevent flooding.
"Each of the counties and municipalities
within the watershed regulates land use
and development within their boundaries
in accordance with a state-approved local
comprehensive plan. Each local plan
consists of eight basic elements including


capital improvement, future land use,
traffic circulation, public facilities and
services, conservation, recreation and open
space, housing, and intergovernmental
coordination. The Growth Management Act
(Chapter 163, FS) requires that all public
facilities and services, including drainage
facilities, needed to support development
must be available, concurrent with impacts
of development.
"All of the above regulations address the
objective of keeping water out of homes and
off roadways during even relatively rare
storm events. Achieving these objectives
requires storage capacity and, historically,
this storage capacity has been created by
lowering water tables.
"During the past 20 years, rules have
shifted toward reliance on storage in created
lakes, but throughout much of the urban-
ized areas of the Peace River watershed,
drainage ditches and canalshad already
been constructed to permanently lower
water tables by providing direct discharge
for vast areas of flat landscape.
"Nothing could be worse for the shallow
wetlands typical of the Peace River water-
shed than drainage of the surficial aquifer
that keeps them hydrated through most of
the year. Where urban development
occurred, there was the need and the means
to create drainage works. There was also the
population (votes) to demand them."
As Charlotte County revises its compre-
hensive plan, it must develop a strategy
that deals with stormwater and the pub-
lic's expressed determination to live where
they choose to live.
Excavation of agricultural lands for the
mining of fill dirt and aggregate for con-
struction use and the resulting creation of
holding ponds and man-made lakes are part
of that picture. We must build these realities
into our management of the resources.
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We have the Peace River study, but what comes next?


s with most public policy challenges,
the only thing that really matters is
the outcome. We focus on the process.
We focus on the rights and wrongs and should
and shouldn't. We focus on who participates
and who wins and loses, but ultimately, the
outcome is what we all live with.
The process of evaluating where we are in
deciding what we want for an outcome for
the Peace River has commenced. And what
a process it has been.
Meetings. Consultants. Neighbors. Inter-
ested businesses like agriculture, real estate
and even phosphate. Governments. Envi-
ronmental groups. People who've made
money up to now, and people who hope to
in the future ... People who've enjoyed the
river and people who still want to.
But where are we really? What has the
effort gotten us, and what can we expect for
the balance of the process, let alone the
outcome?
More than two years ago, the Florida
Legislature directed the state Department of
Environmental Protection to study the
Peace River Basin. The goal of the study was
to identify the major impacts to the Peace
River as a result of human activity. The
Legislature budgeted $700,000 to the pEP to
conduct the study. That study, according to
the Legislature, was to provide the founda-
tion of a management plan. The manage-
ment plan then determines the outcome:
What do we want the Peace River to be?
Lots of people were skeptical about the
study including environmental and
business groups and local governments.
Many of these folks didn't believe that the
agency that hands out strip-mining permits


Honey Rand.
Rand is president of The
Environmental PR Group.
She has consulted with "
Charlotte County on < -
phosphate policy.

could fairly evaluate the
.real impacts and their
source. Lots of people also thought that the
study wasn't given enough money. While
$700,000 is a lot of money, the scope of work
was enormous: looking at plants and animals,
water flow and water quality, models and data
over years and years ... and then analyzing it.
As expected, the study points out that


agriculture, phosphate and people make the
biggest impact pretty much in that order
- depending on which factors you're
looking at.
When the study was released earlier this
year, there was a pleasant surprise. Given
the time and budget constraints, it was
actually a pretty good document. Charlotte
County's experts and those of its partners
generally agreed that while lots of questions
remain, for what it was, it was OK. But it was
the,management plan that was the next step
to a good outcome.
The DEP was supposed to take the infor-
mation learned in the cumulative effects
study and develop a plan to both stop the
degradation of the river and restore what


SUN PHOTO BY PAUL SCHMIDT, schmidt@sun-herald.com
The Peace River winds around a bend in this view from the Canoe Outpost in DeSoto County.


can be restored. A management plan should
have specific goals and the means by which
the goals are to be achieved. This manage-
ment plan did not have that. In contrast, it
suggests that the DEP's current rules and
permitting standards are just fine.
The management plan doesn't give us a
road map. It suggests that the road we've
been on will get us to our destination. It
doesn't take us to a good outcome.
Now what? For starters, Charlotte, Saraso-
ta and Lee counties, along with the Sierra
Club and local business and environmental
groups, are working toward an Environmen-
tal Impact Study. Such a study would have a
larger, more robust scope, and be compre-
hensive apd detailed.
Will it take some time? It will. And some
have suggested that until the study is
complete, there should be a moratorium on
the expansion of phosphate strip mining.
That doesn't stop the strip mining that is
already permitted. It simply protects what is
presently unmined until we're sure we know
the consequences of expansion.
It seems that until we're sure of the out-
come we want not from the studies, or the
plan, but the results of those efforts we're
not going to know if we got what we needed.
What do we want the Peace River to be? An
abundant drinking water source? Quality
freshwater flows to the Charlotte Harbor? Do
we want vibrant streams and wetlands feeding
fish populations downstream and providing
recreational opportunities? Do we want to
leave the basin as environmental treasure, as a
heritage for our children and for theirs?
Once we have the outcome in mind, the
rest is simply process.


Phosphate industry committed to protecting water


or more than a century, Florida's
phosphate industry has helped make
America's farmers the most productive
agricultural force in the world. In fact, 75
percent of the phosphate used by America's
farmers comes from right here in Florida.
We are one of the Sunshine State's oldest
and most important industries. And like any
other business, over the years, we have
gotten better at what we do. Today we-are
more efficient than ever, and we are using
the newest environmental technologies to
help do our job in a way that protects nature
while providing an essential natural product.
Since 1975, Florida law has required that
we reclaim every acre of land we mine.
Some former mine sites are also returned to
nature. Others become parks, playgrounds,
lakes and neighborhoods that are a part of
everyday life throughout the region. Since
the 1980s the phosphate industry has had to
adhere to environmental standards that are
among the strictest inAmerica. This is
important to us because being good envi-
ronmental stewards is good for our business
as well as good for Florida.
We also work hard to conserve and protect
our region's water supply. Today, we recycle
95 percent of our water. The result? Our
industry accounts for less than 10 percent of
groundwater withdrawals from the Peace
River basin.
The Peace River basin is important to the


Tom Myers
Myers is assistant vice
president for mining with
Mosaic Fertilizer LLC.


environment, economy
and quality of life of our
region. Like other stake-
holders, we are carefully
reviewing the findings of the recently
released Department of Environmental
Protection study on cumulative impacts to
the basin.
I Certainly the most important conclusion
of the report is found immediately under the
heading "Major Findings of the Cumulative
Impact Study," where it states ''There is no
single, predominant cause of impacts to
water resources in the Peace River basin."
There are those who for their own
political or economic gain would make
the case that the phosphate industry is
primarily responsible for any harm to the
Peace River Basin. But the truth is that
virtually every human endeavor has an
impact on the environment and these
impacts taken together have had an effect
on the Peace River basin;
The population of this region has
increased 700 percent over the historic
period reviewed in the study. Development
and yes, mining, that occurred before


current, strict wetlands regulations were
enacted in the 1980s did adversely affect
water resources. But times and practices
have changed. Today, spiraling population
growth is requiring more and more potable
water every year. And our farming commu-
nity needs water to grow the food we buy at
the supermarket.
Who would challenge this most important
conclusion of the study? The same people
who seek headlines and profit at the
expense of one of Florida's most important
industries and hardworking local taxpayers.
Since 2001, Charlotte County taxpayers have
been burdened with nearly $10 million in
legal costs for a crusade against the phos-
phate industry half of which has been
paid to one Tampa law firm. More than a
quarter-million dollars more has been spent
for an outside public relations firm to wage
what amounts to a political campaign
against our industry.
Are these lawyers committed to finding
solutions for the good of your community?
Or are they mainly interested in perpetuat-
ing a lucrative controversy? Will they heed
the conclusion that there is "no single,
predominant cause of impacts to water
resources in the Peace River basin" and
search for broad-based solutions, or will
they try to manipulate findings to suggest
that one industry is primarily to blame, and
perpetuate a seemingly never-ending cycle


of litigation?
We are committed to being part of the
solution. Unlike many water users, we are i)
reducing our groundwater withdrawals. Like
new development or any enterprise that
impacts wetlands, we are required by law to
mitigate for or replace wetlands that we
disturb. We.are committed to pioneering
new environmental technologies so that we
can continue to set the standard for envi-
ronmental stewardship.
We are also committed to participating in
the Peace River planning process. We believe
the methodologies used in formulating
many of the study's conclusions need to be
thoroughly reviewed to ensure that science
- not politics or emotion will drive
important policy decisions.
We know, for example, that the study
contains conclusions about wetland impacts
that do not take into account the benefits of
mitigation and reclamation that has been or
will be done. Including these factors will
provide a more accurate picture. We certain-
ly agree with many recommendations of the
plan including the recommendation that
more of the special taxes already paid by the
phosphate industry should be directed to
environmental land acquisition in this basin.
We look forward to continuing to work
with all who care about the future of this
region and our state, to protect the Peace
River basin for generations to come.


Growers do their part to preserve Peace River Basin


Completion of the Peace River Cumula-
tive Impact Study and its correspond-
ing stakeholder response has brought
considerable attention to the watershed.
Although this is a new format, the content
should not come as a surprise.
The objective of the 2003 Legislature-
funded study was to assess the cumulative
impacts of changes in the Peace River Basin,
specifically focusing on land form and
hydrology. Consultants charged with the task
compared statistics from the 1940s to 2000 to
determine changes. It is obvious there has
been significant transformation in this area
during this 60-year period. It is also apparent
the changes in population and land use will
in turn impact our native habitats uplands,
wetlands, lakes, streams the entire water-
shed.
Unfortunately, the public has not been
conscious of these changes and the realiza-
tion has shocked many. Those involved in
industries such as agriculture are not sur-
prised, as they have been working for years to
better protect our land and water resources.
We must be involved in this process; it is how
we remain economically viable.
Watershed-wide land-use changes were
registered in the 60 years from 1940 to 2000
showing declines in native habitats and
increases in agriculture, mining and urban-
ization. In the first 40 years, the habitat took
the greatest losses. In the 20 years between
1980 and 2000, habitat loss slowed, ag
increased slightly, and mining and urban


Barbara Carlton
Carlton is the executive-
director of the Peace River
.Citrus Growers Association.

growth continued signifi-
cant gains.
Also during those 20
years, rapid growth in
technology and environmental stewardship
have taken place. Both have helped everyone
understand the need for continually improv-
ing, being more efficient, more productive
and more sensitive to the needs of native
habitat. Because of this better understanding,
regulatory agencies have required continued
improvements.
The most.obvious way to preserve agricul-
ture is to assure farms remain viable, not
merely through regulation.
Agriculture growth patterns have slowed in
the past 20 years and agriculture itself has
gone through tremendous changes. Trends
show continued declines from 2000 to
present, and forecasters predict this trend to
continue in coming years. Fortunately,
technology has made it possible for 1 percent
of the population to feed the other 99 per-
cent. Improvements in logistics and commu-
nication alone save farmers hours each day.
Add in other forms of technology and knowl-
edge gained from $23.5 million invested by
agriculture in research each year and you
realize how enormous this transformation to


modern agriculture has been.
Ag can become more efficient in usage of
its resources because of better tools. Growers
today use less water because of technological
advances in irrigation systems. Citrus grow-
ers today use less water as they moved froni
overhead irrigation systems to micro-sprin-
kler systems which apply water directly to the
area of the tree roots. This same system can
deliver fertilizer, lessening the possibility of
runoff. Computerization is further improving
these savings as growers can monitor the
physical environment in their fields and
respond to irrigation and drainage functions
from off site.
Science allows growers to better under-
stand plant physiology to supply its exact
needs. Precision technology allows growers to
save money and assure inputs are utilized by
plants and not lost into the environment.
Global positioning systems, weather stations
and soil probes allow growers to track water
and product use, comparing it to crop yields,
making ag product application an exact
science.
Best management practices are available
for most agricultural crops. These practices
make it possible for even the smallest and
least technologically advanced growers to
make production improvements. Cooperative
programs also make it possible for growers
who cannot afford to invest in these advance-
ments to receive cost share funding for the
improvements. Funding percentages are
based on the production practices and how
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much the improvement will contribute to the
overall public good.
If that isn't enough to make the needed
changes, there is always monitoring and
regulatory actions to assure everyone does
their part to preserve our beautiful environ-
ment. The Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services, the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection and the
Southwest Florida Water Management
District, as well as many private and federal
agencies have literally hundreds of monitor-
ing points in the basin many of these on
agricultural properties. The monitoring
programs assure variations in water quality
are known and needed actions are taken.
We cannot return to the Florida of the
1940s, even if we could return to the popula-
tion and activities of those days. If we are
honest with ourselves, most of us don't want
to return to the ways of the past as we enjoy
our comfortable and convenient life. We P
simply want to assure we maintain our
lifestyle for future generations.
Agricultural producers are and have been
making changes which will assure the health
and welfare of our natural habitats. As
technology and information becomes
available, more changes will need to be
made. As a good neighbor, Florida agriculture
will continue to be a major player in sustain-
ing the health and welfare of our native
habitats, ensuring a safe and adequate supply
water, and promoting the health of our
society in the years to come.
MK


April 2007


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April 2007


Page 16


Question persists: Where are the feds?


By JOHN HAUGHEY
STAFF WRITER
Perceived flaws in the state-financed
Peace River cumulative impact study and
proposed management plan have renewed
calls for a federal assessment of the entire
Peace River Basin.
Charlotte County has been lobbying the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for
years to conduct regional environmental
impact study.
"We're still trying to make that happen,"
Charlotte County Commissioner Adam
Cummings said. "As far as I know, we still have
$350,000 budgeted this year and $350,000
next year to get that done."
Charlotte County, along with Lee and
Sarasota counties, has pledged to contribute
to a common fund to finance a federal study.
Helen Jelks King, of the Sierra.Club's
Greater Charlotte Harbor chapter, said
convincing Manatee County to join the
effort could prove pivotal.
"If we get four counties and $2 million on the
table, our voice will speak louder," she said.
Cummings, King and others believe a
federal rsudy would be more comprehensive
than the state's recently concluded analysis.
They say federal terminologies differ from
the state's, which could result in different
findings and regulatory emphasis.
The state's cumulative impact study "every-
body knew, from the day they started, would
be insufficient," Cummings said. "It was not
the kind of thing (a federal) area-wide impact
statement would do."
Among those things, he said, is "project


into the future what is going to happen, so
you can decide what actions to take to have
a positive result."
And that is a chief flaw cited by many in the
state's study it doesn't assess future impacts
if all stays the same.
"If you haven't looked into the future, it's
not possible to create a sustainable manage-
ment plan," Cummings said.
King said a study that defines projected
impacts would benefit every constituency in
the basin, including the mining industry.
"It would make it easier for them to study
20 to 30 years of future mining, and come up
with a set of rules," she said.
Mosaic, the basin's largest mining opera-
tion, "has alluded that it may not be a bad
idea, as long as (a federal study) includes
agriculture and urbanization."
On its Web site, Mosaic says it is "not
opposed to the concept of an area-wide EIS,
but we believe it will only be valid if it
addresses all the major activities and interac-
tions *within the watershed."
Attorney Charles Fletcher, a county consul-
tant, said federal agencies will only initiate
such a study if one or more "triggers" compel
them to do so.
"In Florida, at least, usually the federal
government does not get actively involved in
environmental impact studies unless there is
a federal agency action pending or it involves
something that is receiving federal money,"
he said.
Without any federal public works projects
in the basin, the only two potential venues for
launching a study are permitting for wetlands
and mining.


"Wetlands permitting requires environ-
mental assessment of past, present and
reasonably expected future activities of a
like nature," Fletcher said. "In our view, the
(state's cumulative impact study) didn't
really do that adequately."
The Army Corps of Engineers does conduct
site-specific studies of proposed phosphate
mining areas.
Chuck Schnepel, of the ACE's Tampa
wetlands permits office, said the agency sees
no need to go beyond site-specific studies.
"Several years ago, there was a review made,
and the determination was a cumulative EIS
was not required," he said. 'At least, not at
that time."
The only way Schnepel envisions that
determination changing is if mining opera-
tions propose expanding into the lower basin.
He said the EPA and ACE have no regulatory
relationship with local agriculture and
urbanization.
S"Those are areas primarily outside our
jurisdiction," Schnepel said. "The state would
be the most proper choice."
Former Charlotte County commissioner
Don Ross, an environmental consultant who
helped draft the proposed management
plan, agreed.
"When it gets to the down and dirty of it,
Florida does a better job than the feds do in
Florida," he said. "The feds are typically a
pusher of requirements. They set the
standards."
Maybe so, says Linda Young of the Clean
Water Network of Florida, but that doesn't
mean they enforce them.
In fact, Young said, not only are federal


agencies not upholding regulations, they have
essentially abandoned those responsibilities.
"The EPA used to be very involved in
Florida, enforcing or implementing (regula-
tions) themselves, or making sure the state did
it," she said. "When Jeb Bush became gover-
nor, environmental laws really started getting
ignored. When George (W) Bush got elected
president, the EPA disappeared in this state."
In many instances, federal agencies need
only finish what they started such as
following through with more studies to
confirm or deny the findings contained in the
controversial 2001 draft site-inspection report
of the former Tenoroc mine in Polk County.
That report allegedly documented "elevat-
ed" levels of radioactive contamination in
soils and ground water at the 6,000-acre
former phosphate mine.
The draft was disputed by a wide range of
federal and state agencies, including the EPA
itself, which said it would stage more studies
of the Tenoroc area and 21 similar sites.
While the Tenoroc study has been shelved,
no subsequent analyses have been initiated.
"When (EPA officials) tell you they're
working on it, what it means is, (the EPA)
won't letthem work on it," Young said.
Cummings said there may be another way
to induce a federal area-wide suid\.
While attending a conference in Washing-
ton, D.C., last year, he was surprised by an
ACE official's candid advice.
S"'If you want the Army Corps of Engineers
to do something, sue,'" Cummings said he
was told. "'Our resources have been cut back
so far, the only thing \e have the rime and
money to do is what judges order us to do.'"


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WHAT'S NEXT?

The future of the Peace
River is uncharted
water. The rivershed can
be a vibrant, productive
ecosystem or it can
be barren banks beside
a muddy ditch. The
choices made now may
determine whether the
Peace River becomes a
model for restoring
troubled waterways or a
fading memory.


SUN PHOTOS BY PAUL SCHMIDT, schmidt@sun-herald.com
A snail is left stranded on the bottom of the Peace River after it went dry near Bartow this month.


Live oak branches overhang the Peace River that laps the shore of Harbour Heights Park in Charlotte County.


Public participation could drive direction


By JOHN HAUGHEY
STAFF WRITER
Now, it's up to you.
The state's Department of Environmental
Protection will stage a series of "stakeholder"
public meetings to discuss the Peace River
Resource Management Plan beginning May
11'in Wauchula.
What's at stake?
Life as we know it in the Peace River Basin.
"I think the deal is the DEP and the South-
west Florida Water Management District are
looking at issues that are so big, they need to
feel public and legislative support to break
new ground," said Don Ross, a former
Charlotte County commissioner who helped
draft parts of the plan.
Without public participation and insis-
tence that regulations are imposed to
protect the river, Ross said any momentum
for substantial remedy will pass like "water
under the bridge."


Don't expect the DEP to lead the charge,
he said.
"If you put yourself in the position of an
agency staff person, even an executive
director, you work for the people, the Legisla-
ture, and your governing board," Ross said.
"You cannot afford to get too far ahead of
them. You can lead, but the leaders have to be
in sight of the parade."
Rick Cantrell, DEP's deputy director for
water resources, said the meetings and
ensuing discussions are an effort to "continue
to try to bring a consensus."
"The management plan is not a static
document," he said. "We will be looking for
additional direction. Hopefully, that is what
will be accomplished. But it can't be accom-
plished without a lot of people working
together and it won't happen overnight. This
is the beginning of a process."
"Public input is necessary to drive the
department and the plan," agreed attorney


Charles Fletcher, a Charlotte County
consultant.
"But the contribution of stakeholders in
developing a good plan cannot happen
without the department," he added. "It is
going to take their leadership to put this
all together into a good resource planning
process."
That has Linda Young of the Clean Water
Network of Florida concerned. She said the
DEP does not have a good track record of
acting on public input.
"I agree with Rick to a degree," she said. "It
is critically important to make the informa-
tion available. Here is what's wrong with what
he is saying. The public was very involved in
this mining issue 15-20 years ago. I can't tell
you how many meetings I went to in the early
to mid '90s. Groundwater was contaminated
and there was a huge public outcry.
"They did nothing," she continued. "I
respect what he says. At the same time as I


agree, it has to be a two-way street. The DEP
has to be genuinely willing to listen to people
and enforce the law. There has to be clearly
defined goals, milestones, numbers and
enforceable laws."
Cantrell said there is only so much money,
time, and science available but the DEP is
committed to allowing the public to define
the plan's priorities.
"Those priorities may be different in
different areas of the basin," he said. "I'm an
optimist. At the same time, I'm a realist. There
is a limit to what can be done."
Which makes public participation even
more important, Ross said.
"We are in a process and the public has to
raise the issue and identify the needs," he
said. "So, the agencies need to hear from the
public and their representatives if they want
anything done. I don't begrudge the agen-
cies wanting that. You got to stay in sync
with your bosses."
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SUNDAY AFTERNOON APRIL 29, 2007
12:00 12:30 1:00 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:30

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MONDAY EVENING APRIL 30, 2007
6:00 | 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30

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TUESDAY EVENING MAY 1, 2007
6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30

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