Group Title: Polk County Democrat (Bartow, Fla.).
Title: The Polk County Democrat
ALL ISSUES CITATION THUMBNAILS ZOOMABLE PAGE IMAGE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028292/00239
 Material Information
Title: The Polk County Democrat
Uniform Title: Polk County Democrat (Bartow, Fla.)
Polk County Democrat (Bartow, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Polk County Democrat
Publisher: Associated Publications Corp.
Place of Publication: Bartow Fla
Publication Date: May 7, 2007
Frequency: semiweekly[1946-<1998>]
weekly[ former <1936>-1946]
semiweekly
regular
 Subjects
Subject: Newspapers -- Bartow (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Polk County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Polk -- Bartow
Coordinates: 27.8925 x -81.839722 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1931?
General Note: Publisher: Frisbie Pub. Co., <1946-1992>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 29 (Mar. 27, 1936).
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00028292
Volume ID: VID00239
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: ltuf - ADA7394
oclc - 33886838
alephbibnum - 000579548
lccn - sn 95047484
issn - 1522-0354
 Related Items
Preceded by: Polk County record

Full Text











The Polk


Democrat Vol. 76, No. 72
One Section, 20 Pages
www.polkcountydemocrat.com
O Copyright 2007 Sun Coast Media Group., Inc.


i17_1 t~~k* k-3 L a
i'ri h LL-P-P'LpO~r,'IDA J3TT
~Am EIs **B1 I jcrat
W'L 200 **200 ol
jji~~Mr 4&~* '- W&a


Bartow, Florida 33830


MONDAY 50o
May 7, 2007


Spirit of Bartow Awards Honor Contributors to Community


Five Spirit of Bartow awards
were presented Thursday morn-
ing, celebrating the recipients'
community spirit and contribu-
tions to Bartow.
Awards were given out during
the Greater Bartow Chamber of
Commerce OJ breakfast. The
awards and breakfast were spon-
sored by Community National
Bank of Bartow.
This year three individuals, a
group and a couple were honored.
Sue Britt, CNB's senior vice
president of marketing, intro-
duced the winners.
The first was "someone who
shows dedication to his commu-
nity by teaching others (particu-
larly young people) something he
loves the game of golf," Chris
Banks from the Bartow City Golf
Course.
Banks runs the youth golf pro-
gram, and not only teaches golf
but also mentors the kids in life,
making sure that their priorities
are in order and that school work
and grades and family are above
even golf, Britt said.
He was voted the 2006-07
High School Golf Coach of the
Year by the other coaches in the
county. Banks and other volun-
teers partnered with Polk County
Sports Marketing and First Tee
of Lakeland to start a Junior Golf
Tournament for this area. This
tournament now has participa-
tion from junior members from
all over Polk County and the
Tampa and Orlando area.
Banks also runs the Youth
Villa Golf Tournament held here
over Memorial Day weekend. He
holds a Junior Golf Camp twice a
week during the summer to give
kids the opportunity to play golf
and also to keep them busy.
"A gentleman whose love for
Bartow made him move back to
the area after living many years
in Ohio" was the next honoree.
Jim Duane headed the
Central Florida Regional
Planning Council from July 1974
to December 1990. During, this
time, he and his wife Joni, lived
on Lisa Lane where they raised
their family.
In January 1991, Duane


accepted the position of executive
director on the Ohio-Kentucky-
Indiana Regional Council of
Governments in Cincinnati
where he worked until
September 2003.
The Duanes wanted to return
to Bartow, and did after Jim
"retired." That didn't last long as
he took a position as executive
director for Bartow's Community
Redevelopment Agency in May
2004.
In addition to working on the
CRA's redevelopment efforts in
Bartow, he is involved with Polk
County Transportation Planning
Organization, East Bartow
Positive Action Committee, West
Bartow Front Porch, Main Street
Bartow, Inc., 125th Celebrate
Bartow" Committee, Bartow
Chamber Committee of 100,
Florida Redevelopment
Association, Bartow Community
Relations Committee.
Also receiving a Spirit of
Bartow award was a large group
of dedicated Bartowans.
Recognizing that West Bartow,
one of Bartow's original neigh-,
borhoods, was in dire need of
revitalization, a group of resi-
dents came together to address
the area's issues, Britt said.
The group began meeting at
the First Providence Missionary
Baptist Church and initially
called themselves the West Side
Improvement Committee.
Shortly thereafter, the group
decided to charter the organiza-
tion under the new name of
Neighborhood Improvement
Corporation (NIC) of Bartow in
1997 with a mission to "start a
renaissance."
In pursuing goals of revitaliza-
tion, the NIC focus is infrastruc-
ture improvements- and historic
preservation.
The beautification of Polk
Street, Britts Lane, Baker
Avenue and South Second
Avenue, as well as the signaliza-
tion and access improvements to
the intersection of West Main
Street and Highway 60 rank as
some of the NIC's major achieve-
ments.
However, the NIC is most


Neighborhood Improvement Corporation's board of directors
were honored with a Spirit of Bartow award last week. Chamber of


often credited with the preserva-
tion of the L.B. Brown House and
the creation of the annual L.B.
Brown Heritage Festival held
each February.
"Helping to spark a new begin-
ning in neighborhood revitaliza-
tion and doing it in the spirit
of cooperation with other groups
and organizations" the Bartow
Chamber presented the "Spirit of
Bartow" award to the NIC board
of directors. NIC is celebrating its
10th anniversary this year.
Although not originally from
Bartow, 'Brian Hinton adopted
the city as his home and "worked
tirelessly on its behalf" Britt
noted in introducing the next
winner.
As a past president of the
Bartow Chamber of Commerce
and the Chamber Foundation,
Hinton has served on the govern-
ing boards for Bartow Memorial
Hospital, Good Shepherd
Hospice, Volunteers in Service to
the Elderly, Peace River Center
and the Bartow Kiwanis Club,
and the BESTT organization at
Bartow High School, where he
was instrumental in drafting the
master plan for BHS.
Hinton is currently the chair-
man of the Chamber's Committee
of 100 and serves on the County

(See Page 5 Col. 3)


New Mayor, Commissioner


To Take Office; Block Party


Rules To Be Studied


Commerce President Anita Stasiak presented the plaque to Clifton
Lewis of the NIC. Staff photos by Peggy Kehoe


Carolyn and Billy Simpson received the Spirit of Bartow award for their joint and individual con-
tributions to the community. Chamber President Anita Stasiak lefti presented the award.

.-I- ,IhE


The Bartow City Commission
will install a new member, elect a
new mayor, and consider rules
governing neighborhood "block
parties" at its meeting tonight.
Adrian Jackson will. be
installed as a new commissioner,
taking the place of Rosie
Thornburg, who did not seek re-
election. Jackson received two-
thirds of the votes cast in a four-
candidate city commission elec-
tion on April 3.
Mrs. Thornburg presently is
serving as mayor, and
Commissioner Brian Hinton is
vice mayor. The commission elects
a mayor from its own member-
ship each year, and usually ele-
vates.the vice mayor to the may-
orship.
The commission will hold a
work session this afternoon at
5:30, and will reconvene for its
regular business meeting at 6:30.
,The commission will discuss a
list of 19 rules proposed by Police
Chief Erik Sandvik for block par-
ties, rules drafted in response to
complaints, mainly from East
Bartow residents, about bad lan-
guage and other unruly behavior.
The rules would, among other
things:
Require a city permit for
block parties.
Allow permits to be issued
only for events sponsored by the
city, churches, civic groups, or
homeowner associations.
Require that parties end by
10 p.m.
Limit attendance to 50 par-
ticipants.
Get the consent of neighbors


before closing off a street.
Bar the serving of alcohol
without permission of the city
manager, and require one or more
security officers or police officers
to be present if alcohol is served.
Require that noise be kept to
"a reasonable level" and allow
police to break up a party for
excessive noise or other rowdy
behavior.
Prohibit block parties on
Sunday, except for events spon-
sored by churches or the city, or
Gospel events.
Allow the city to require a
$100,000 liability insurance poli-
cy and posting of a $100 clean-up
fee.
The block party guidelines will
be discussed at the work session.
Also at the work session, the
commission will consider a
request from Frontier
Development that the city reduce
the price of some city-owned land
adjoining Wal-Mart. Frontier has
negotiated with Wal-Mart to
remove restrictions and allow
commercial development of the
land.
In a letter to the city, Eric
Gordon of Frontier said that
much of the city-owned land can-
not be used because of wetlands
and a drainage ditch.
Other items on the agenda for
the 6:30 meeting:
Proclamations designating
May 13 to 19 as Police Week, and
May 15 as Peace Officers'
Memorial Day.
Recognition of Mrs.
Thornburg for her service on the
commission.


Appointments to the library
board.
Approval of an application
for a grant to renovate the old
civic center (more recently the
Oaks School) as a city hall annex.
Approval of an agreement
with the Florida Dept. of
Transportation under which the
city will be paid $170,996.25 over
the next three years for maintain-
ing rights of ways on highways
within the city limits.
Adoption of a resolution to
obtain tax-exempt financing for
five police cars and five sanitation
department trucks for a total of
$926,446.
An agreement under which
the city'will pay $59.64 per hour
for bus service provided to
Bartow by the Lakeland Area
Mass Transit District.
Public hearings and final
passage of ordinances to allow the
Mayor's Youth Council to have
from five to 12 members, and to
sell 4.79 acres of city-owned land
on Woodlawn Avenue across the
street from Wildwood Cemetery
to Southern Holdings of Polk
County for $297,651.



Correction
An article about the death of
Ariah Lashawn Williams in
Thursday's edition of The Polk
County Democrat mistakenly.
listed the grandmother's name as
Vietta Williams.
The correct name is Vietta
Bellmon.


BHS Graduation Will Be


Held In Winter Haven


By BRETT LOWE
Staff Writer

Graduation is coming up for
Bartow High School seniors, but
it will not be held in the usual
place this year.
Because of delays in the con-
struction of the new stadium,
graduation will take place at
Chain of Lakes Stadium in
Winter Haven on Tuesday, May


22, at 8 p.m.
When BHS administrators
realized that graduation could
not be held on campus, they called
the graduating seniors together
to explain the situation.
According to Principal Ron
Pritchard, several locations were
proposed, but Chain of Lakes was
selected because it was the closest
that was available on the same
date.
The Bartow Civic Center was


booked and Pritchard did not
want to have to force families to
rebook airline flights.
Chain of Lakes Stadium will
host graduation for Haines City
High School the night before, so
equipment already will be set up
for BHS.
"The senior class this year has
been great by being so adaptable
to the lack of the stadium, from
football to soccer to graduation,"
said Pritchard.


II I 052L52 00025 8.


Inside
Community Life Page 2
Business & Finance Page 3
Editorial Page 4


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


Obituaries Page 5
Classified Page 13
Sports Page 14


Polk County

Volunteers

Are Honored


Page 8


I


1!











2 The Polk County Democrat May 7, 2007


A surprise birthday party was
thrown for Judy H. Thompson of
Bartow, who turned 90 years old
on April 14.
Several friends and family
members attended the birthday
celebration, which was held at


Main Street Bartow, Inc., will
hold its next monthly Antique
Fair on Saturday, May 12, from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m., in the parking lot
at East Main Street and South
Wilson Avenue.
Booth spaces are $15 each, and
can be reserved by contacting Roy
Hamby at 533-8538, or the Main
Street Bartow office at 519-0508;
however, no pre-registration is
required.


Community Life




-I FM Garden Club Offered Tips

A, Ari On Florida-Friendly Gardening


Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Blackford


The A.L. Blackfords to

Celebrate Anniversary


Former Bartowans A.L. and
Gladys Blackford will celebrate
their 60th wedding anniversary
Wednesday.
The Blackfords were married
on May 9, 1947, in Nicholosville,
Ky.
The have three sons, Bill


Berkley, Hugh "Shorty"
Blackford, and Melvin Blackford;
one grandson, Daniel Blackford;
and two great-grandsons, Cody
and Shawn Blackford.
Mr. and Mrs. Blackford were
residents of Bartow until 10 years
ago. They now live in Lakeland.


Lisa Strange, Hillsborough
County Extension agent, was the
guest speaker at the April 25
meeting of the Fort Meade
Garden Club.
Her presentation on "Florida-
Friendly Landscaping" featured
information about the Florida
Yards and Neighborhoods
Program developed by the
University of Florida in conjunc-
tion with Southwest Florida
Water Management District.
With the aid of a slide show,
Ms. Strange offered nine Florida-
friendly principles:
Right Plant, Right Place -
Note the type of soil, sunlight,
and water conditions of the plant-
ing site before you shop. Choose
plants that thrive under those
conditions. Limit the number of
plants that need a lot of water or
care. Remember that mulched
beds take less water that grass.
Water Efficiently Ms.
Strange reminded Garden Club
members that efficient watering
will not only help save money and
conserve water, but also can cre-
ate a healthier landscape. She
suggested monitoring rainfall,
and only watering lawn and
plants when they need it or show
signs of stress.
Fertilize Appropriately -
When too much fertilizer is
applied to landscapes, it seeps
past the root zone and runs into
the aquifer or water bodies.
Plants, animals, and people


depend on clean water for sur-
vival. For this reason, Ms.
Strange suggested the use of
slow-release fertilizers, as they
are kinder to the environment.
Mulch Keeping mulch on
plant beds helps control weeds,
retain soil moisture and reduce
erosion and storm water runoff.
Two to three inches should be
applied once or twice a year. Ms.
Strange suggested using fallen
tree leaves to create self-
mulching areas, or choosing recy-
cled mulch if possible.
Attract Wildlife Friendly
visitors, like butterflies, birds,
and beneficial insects, will enjoy
the landscape if food, water, and
cover are provided. Birds need a
water source such as a birdbath
or a small pond.
Manage Yard Pests
Responsibly Misused pesti-
cides in a yard can harm benefi-
cial insects and also run off into
waterways. Avoid blanket appli-
cation; spot treat affected areas.
Ms. Strange reminded the club
that most insects are beneficial.
Recycle Recycling yard
waste back onto the lawn and
landscape can improve the fertili-
ty and water-holding ability of the
soil and help aerate soil that has
become compacted.
Reduce Stormwater Runoff
- Whenever possible, use mulch,
bricks, gravel, or other porous
surfaces for walkways, patios, and
driveways. The club was remind-


ed that what goes in the storm
drain can find its way into our
water sources.
Protect the Waterfront -
Floridians who live on the water
should never prune mangroves or
remove any vegetation without'
first seeking proper permits and
guidelines, and should maintain a
buffer zone between the lawn and
shoreline to absorb nutrients and
provide wildlife 'habitat, Ms.
Strange said.
Following the program, the
club welcomed guests Beverly
Field and Melony Anthony.
Members were reminded to regis-
ter for the District IX meeting to
be held at Lone Palm on
Thursday, May 10.
During a business meeting, the
nominating committee presented
the slate of officers elected for the
2007-08 year: Bettye Barnett,
president; Inez Varn, first vice
president; Alice Spieth, second
vice president; Nancy Kitchings,
recording secretary; June Shirley
and Jean Barnett, corresponding
secretaries; Ruby Moody, treasur-
er; Lenora Culpepper, chaplain;
and Marilyn Gunter, sunshine
chairman.
Installation will take place
during the spring luncheon to be
held at Peace River Country Club
on May 23. Members and their
guests are invited to attend.


Class of 1940
Reunion May 11
Summerlin Institutes of
Bartow's Class of 1940 will hold
its 67th reunion on Friday, May
11.
The event will be held at the
Peace River Country Club,
beginning at 6 p.m.


First Baptist Church of Bartow.
Mrs. Thompson was born in
Laurel Hill, Fla., in 1917, moved
to Bartow from Fort Myers in
1953, and later to Winter Haven
in 2000.
She married Everett A.
Thompson in September of 1935.
They were married just over 50
years when he passed away in
1986.
The couple had two children,
Maxwell E. Thompson and Faye
Presnell. Maxwell currently lives
in Auburndale with his wife,
Janice, and Faye lives in Haines
City with her husband, Bob.
Mrs. Thompson has eight
grandchildren, 12 great-grand-
children, and three great-great-
grandchildren.
She is a member of the Bartow
Garden Club, Beta Sigma Phi
Sorority, and Order of the
Eastern Star. She also is a mem-
ber of First Baptist Church of
Lake Alfred.
Family members say plans are
already underway for a surprise
party in honor of Mrs.
Thompson's 100th birthday.


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


First United Methodist
Church of Bartow will host the
Maranatha Choir of University
United Methodist Church and
Student Center of Gainesville in
a concert of contemporary
Christian' music on Wednesday,
May 9.
Entitled, "Amazing Grace," the
concert will begin at 7 p.m., and
is free and open to the public.
Each semester, these young
people minister through song
and testimony in the Maranatha
Choir. Under the direction of
Robert W. Jackson, this group of
students from the University of
Florida and Santa Fe Community
College give of their time and tal-
ent to rehearse weekly during
the school semester to prepare
for Sunday worship services, as
well as concerts within the com-
munity and throughout the state.
The Maranatha Choir's min-
istry began in 1970 (during
Pastor Roy Lowe's first year at
the Student Center of
Gainesville), when a handful of
students gathered together to
sing and fellowship with one
another.
Now as the choir enters its
37th year of music ministry (with
Pastor Lowe's daughter as a
member of the latest edition of
the choir), it celebrates appear-
ances in more than 500 churches
in Florida and the Southeast, as



SEE?

Advertising works! Call us!

5334183

285-8625


well an several Florida
Conference meetings, pastors'
schools, district events, and two
general conferences.
In addition to its live appear-
ances, the Maranatha Choir has
completed three cassette and
three CD recordings under its
own label.
A love offering will be collected
to help share in the traveling
expenses of the choir.
The church is located at 310
South Broadway.
For further information, call
the church office at 533-0904.


Faith, Spirit
Church to Hold
Cake Walk
A cake walk is planned at
Faith, Spirit and Truth with
Divine Power, Inc., in Bartow on
Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m.
Tickets are $5 per person, and
various kinds of cakes will be
awarded. Hot fried fish sandwich-
es also will be available.
The church is located at 905
East Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Blvd. Elder M.C. Johnson is pas-
tor.
For more information, call the
church at 255-5235.

Bible Study
Tuesday at
Lake Ruth
Baptist Church
A Bible study entitled
"Experiencing God" is being
taught every Tuesday night at
6:30, at Lake Ruth Baptist
Church in Bartow.
Teaching the class is Larry
Skidmore of Lakeland.
The church is located at 800
West Clower Street. Enter on the
north side of the building.
Call 533-6238 for more infor-
mation.


Have an idea or
photo?

Please call

The Democrat

533-4183or

The Leader

285-8625


Small space ads are effective
You're reading this one.
Call 533-4183 to place your ad.




-Xep"endai.e 9".,ee 9Minunin
$Ybeawie Wa6Ain#g. udtet JciAC& WwtM&
ificensed &. JSuowed
Sece Etimates,6
(9,wne'tou
> eCii& aatievw iee MdcieUt
863-781-2869 0-832-2082
S 863-307-4816 863-735-0608
(S' ^^^^^^^^^^^3^^^^3^^^3^^^33^^3^3^^3^O3^


Maranatha Choir Concert
Wednesday at Bartow First UMC


Surprise Party Held in Honor of
Judy Thompson's 90th Birthday


UNIQUE GIFTS AND CARDS FOR
SPECIAL OCCASIONS!
r B/-ffI tow Christian
oTur Hornetowzn t Books and Gifts
fiend! 326 East Main Street Phone 533-2991


Judy H. Thompson


Bartow Antique Fair May 12


Fant to Reach


11,000 Polk County

government households

each month? Advertise

your business in Polk

County Times. For more

information, please call

The Polk County Democrat

at 533-4183.










The Polk County Democrat 3


Business & nance


Water C.H.A.M.P. Saves Water,

Money for Hotels and Motels


:,:: ....., p .'. ,.,-w *- . -.
T.- ,. .:i: .. .
> ... -, ,- ,. .. -, -;' .- .
BREAKING GROUND at the new site of
Madrid Engineering on April 25 are (from left)
Bartow City Commissioner Brian Hinton, Les
Pickett of Pickett-Hunter Architects, Connie and
Larry Madrid, and Chamber President Anita
Stasiak. Located on the grounds of Pickett-Hunter
Architects at 5040 S.R. 60 East, Madrid's new facil-


ities will include a 4350-square-foot office and a
3750-square-foot warehouse, as well as parking
lots. Madrid Engineering Group Inc. provides geot-
echnical, geological, and soil science professional
services to its clients, and employs 15 people. The
company has been Bartow for 13 of its 15 years. -
(Staff photo)


Southwest Florida Water
Management District will observe
National Tourism Week May 12-
20 by promoting the award-win-
ning Water Conservation Hotel
And Motel Program (Water
C.H.A.M.P.) to the hospitality
industry.
The goal is to show that by
implementing the Water
C.H.A.M.P. program, the savings
can really add up for 'local busi-
nesses.
Water C.H:A.M.P. is the
District's linens and towel reuse
program.
According to VISIT FLORIDA,
.the state's official tourism mar-
keting organization, approximate-
ly 83.6 million people visited the
state in 2005. That translates to
more than $62 billion added to
Florida's economy, but it can also
add up to a strain on Florida's
water resources.


Leigh Joyce Named YFA Chief Financial Officer


Leigh Joyce of Trinity has
joined Youth and Family
Alternatives, Inc., (YFA) as its
new chief financial officer, replac-
ing the former CFO who retired.
Ms. Joyce brings 30 years of
financial experience to YFA.
As CFO, she will be responsible
for directing YFA's comprehensive
financial operations and report-


ing. She also will ensure the orga-
nization's, financial controls
remain in compliance with the
requirements of program spon-
sors and, along with the other
members of YFA's senior manage-
ment team and staff, will work to
ensure YFA continues to excel in
its partnership with the children,
families and communities it


serves.
Ms. Joyce earned her bachelor's
degree in accounting from
Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. ,
Ms. Joyce recently relocated to
Florida from North Carolina
where she was employed for 16
years as the regional CFO for
North and.South America of Voith
Paper Fabrics, a global company


headquartered in Germany. She is
a certified public accountant.
Ms. Joyce has been active with
the United Way and Boy Scouts in
North Carolina and Virginia.
Youth and Family Alternatives
operates The George W. Harris Jr.
Runaway and Youth Crisis
Shelter in Bartow.


Water C.H.A.M.P. facts and
figures:
271 of the 995 hotels and
motels throughout the District's
16-county region participate in
Water C.H.A.M.P.
The participating hotels and
motels account for more than
27,000 rooms, reaching nearly 6.7
million people a year, based on a
68 percent occupancy rate.
Hotels and motels can use up
to 300 gallons per occupied room
per day, but most average 150 gal-
lons per day. Becoming a Water
C.H.A.M.P. property can save an
average of 50 gallons per occupied
room per day.
Based on these calculations,
Water C.H.A.M.P. can save
918,000 gallons of water a day. In
one year, Water C.H.A.M.P. can
save nearly 335 million gallons of
water.
So far in 2007, Water
C.H.A.M.P. saved approximately
111 million gallons of water.
Since the program began in
2002, Water C.H.A.M.P. has saved
approximately 979 million gallons
of water.
By participating in this pro-
gram, hotels can also benefit by
saving up to $1 per occupied room
per day.
By implementing the program,
the hotel or motel management
agrees to launder linens every


third day of a guest's stay un'l s
requested otherwise by the P.; t.
The District works with co.;p-
erators to supply free education. al
materials for guest rooms and
employees. The District also p o-
vides the hotels and motels w:;h
educational workshops on ad li-
tional ways to save water.
Water C.H.A.M.P. began 'n
September 2002 as a pilot p ro.! ct
in the Pinellas Anclote Ri '/r'
Basin and has now expanded to
include every basin within the
District.
In 2005, Water C.H.A.M.P.
partnered with Progress FE,':; ,y
to provide an energy cornse(. ';;, ,n
message to hotel guests and ..; f.
Through this partnership, '.ile
District created a "Please do .ot:
disturb we are conserving our;
energy" sign for use in its:
Pinellas-Anclote River, Coastal:
Rivers and Withlacoochee River
basins.
During National 'Tour'- m:
Week, the District will pre:-: it
information about WV;i.i
C.H.A.M.P. to tourism-inPdusii~'y
representatives during thie t. t.
Petersburg/Clearwat ;iI
Convention and Visitor's Bureau,
and Greater Tampa Bay C'' 31-
of Commerce events.
For more information ca on, ai
C.H.A.M.P., or to add your l!it',i 1:
motel, contact Samantha K-'i el
at 1-800-423-1476. ext. 4782.


Yipg"~~ rs~sB~~5 ;Jj


5artow Lock & Safe 4 U. #6 c a at the
1620 N. Broadway The Fort Meade Chamber of Commerce
Bartow, Florida 33830 requests your presence on
-Phone: (863) 533-2733 Thursday, April 12th 5:30pm 7:0(
Come visit with local business owners
Fax: (863) 533-4495 and other Chamber members.
Don McBroonm For information regarding the Chamber
Don Broom or for directions, call
Delores Lane or Bud Holbrook Regina Cina, Executive Director at 863-285-82.


'i/Phone
Fax: 86
Toll Fri
www.thetrailerzone


--- - ----~


, -f...g







3 Board
Certified
Civil Trial
Lawyers
\i \l LOBLIlT Ri.COI)

TTY, O'T


Massage Therapy
Open Your Eyes To Relaxation
Nadia Swain Anderson
LMT, NCTMB
863-285-6888
13 W. Broadway Ave.
Ft. Meade, FL 33841
Ear Candling
Reflex-Massage
M A42221


Chamber



Opm



53. ,4


SOUTH AST RefRI1C RATION, INC.

Air Conditioning: Residential & Commercial
Commercial Refrigeration V
Preventive Maintenance Contracts
Summer is coming, is your AC running?
Serving Polk County for 25 years.
Call us to reduce your energy bills!
Toll FREE: 888-678-2345


Leverett's Auto Detaiing
Owner: Baene Levarett


140 VWooadlw Ave.
Bwsow, Florda. .SM


Phonr SU8= 10,4U7
Foc W5195742
ow W rw--w"w .00


Real Estate Title Services, Inc.
120 East Stuart Avenue
Lake. Wales, FL 33853


(863) 678-1543


Fax:
Cell:


(863) 678-3620
(863) 412-8936


Brenda M. Clark, C.L.C
Licensed Title Agent


Personal Injury Medical Nlalpracrice





683-7500 KaF. P.,e-AA


MCQ,"iA' feiCe Service
Darb Wire 6 Doarb f esi~cr
WM1Hc MmcQiz Owni
Office: $63-22$-7169 NeXtel 159*224977012
FAX: $63-537-4351 ~ bcnq~~ o~o

3~,i~,~clthS~'s*1903iLIJJP


Si t YOUR Business
our Directory?
Is '* Wid you know that this Business Directory
rune in The Polk County Democrat,
SfFor Meade Leader AND The Lake Wales News?
i you would lilk to reach over 9.000
5der3 call Heather Kelly @ 863-533-4153


DIVORCE LAW

Brian Haas Attorney at Law

Member of Bradley Johnson Law Firm, P.A.


225 East Park Avenue
Lake Wales, Florida 33853-3705
Telephone: (863) 676-1423


ROOHO4T[WJ 6ZLf6RJS

LaddscaPe Design Weeding Pruning Trimming Planting Mulch Rocks, Etc.


Randy Schnurer
License-970026282


Senior Discount- Free Estimate n
HIm:863-679-2619
Cell: 863-557-4757 *.
*p, -y^


ID C ard.............................................. $1.00
51/2 x 81/2 .............................................. $1.75
Letter Size..........................................$2.50
Legal Size..........................................$3.00
12" x 18".. .......................................... $5.00
Laminating can be done while you wait at the
Lake Wales News


Mail us your business card or ad copy and ----
a check made out the The Polk County Sinle Block OMPANY NAME: CONTACT:
Democrat and we'll do the rest! I oo ADDRESS:CITY:
S $9qqo STATE: ZIP: PHONE:..
"' 190 S. Florida Ave. Bartow, FL 33830 _____ _-_--__-_- _------ -- ------------. -. --
|' . . . .- - __......... . . . . . . . . . .. .. =-- =-: =: 2..


S* Quality Enclosed Trailers
Portable Sheds '--T. --
|la Carports


a


OOLE & BROWN LLP


-------------- ---





May 7, 2007


I' 1


r'


..













4 The Polk County Democrat May 7, 2007


Editorial


It has been said that anyone who loves
sausage or respects the law should never
watch either being made.
By most accounts, that is a valid obser-
vation.
A corollary, which we have heard pub-
licly voiced by-members of the Legislature,
is that nothing passes on its merits.
That, too, is a discouraging commentary
on the legislative process.
That said, we're glad that the Legislature
decided to fold its tent last week without
reaching a decision on the most critical
issue facing lawmakers this year: property
tax reform. Virtually every candidate for
state office ran on a platform of providing
tax relief.
This year, the need for tax relief is more
than a campaign slogan; property values
in Florida have skyrocketed at several
times the rate of inflation. Tax bills that
have double and tripled are not unusual.
For two months, the Legislature strug-
gled with how to provide tax relief that
threatens the American dream of home
ownership in this state, and perhaps even
Florida's status as America's premier
retirement state.
The most radical measure would have
eliminated residential property taxes alto-
gether and substituted the nation's highest
sales tax. It was an idea worth exploring,
but not, in our opinion, worth adopting.
We were glad to see it was discarded.
That proposal, which held sway in the
House of Representatives, would have
rolled property taxes back to 2001 levels,
and given voters the chance to amend the
Constitution and allow a 2.5-cent increase
in the sales tax.
The Senate's proposal would have rolled
back property taxes to 2006 levels, and
allowed present homeowners to take with
them their "Save Our Homes" tax relief
when they bought another home.
Leaders of both houses of the

INSIDE OUT / By CHIP BALLARD


.LegislatLure concluded that it would be bet-
ter to go home and return for a 10-day ses-
sion on June 12, rather than rush through a
last-minute compromise that would
restructure Florida's ad valorem property
tax system. We wholeheartedly agree.
And we can only hope that the
Legislature crafts a relief measure at its
special section next month without wait-
ing until the final minutes of the last day.
We believe that a combination of the
concepts makes the most sense: rolling
back taxes to the pre-boom period 2001
makes sense --- and then allowing annual
increases at no more than the rate of infla-
tion. That would effectively extend the
protection of the Save Our Homes amend-
nmnt, which caps annual increases in
homestead assessments to the rate of infla-
tion, with a maximum of three percent.
Most businesses have to live with price
increases that are in line with the rate of
inflation, and most workers have had'to
live with wage and salary increases in the
same range.
It is reasonable to impose that limit on
city and county governments.
To us, that is a concept that has merit.
Unfortunately, merit doesn't count for a
whole lot in the legislative process.



The Polk County Democrat








Sf JKrha____ __
-^^n. II .






Ii WA illMiCU U ilFW

1m miinR Irm o mo"e
.amL.nuas c...n.....miApn HRumbu




n- *B-IBUM JY=LMJB


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

A Pressing Issue


Legislative Caution


Was a Wise Decision


ing this story steamed.
His honor asked to be reim-
bursed for the price of the entire
suit, something more than $1,000.
A week later, the South Korean
immigrants who own the dry-
cleaning shop to which the
clothes were taken, said they had
found the missing pants, and
refused to pay for the suit.
Not his britches, said the
judge. And then he did the all-
American thing: he sued Jiam
Nain Chung, Ki Chung, and their
son, Soo Chung, who opened the"
shop in the nation's capital seven
years ago.
SHis suit wasn't just for the
$1,000-plus for the suit with the
suspect pants. The judge thinks
Bigger than that.
He sued for $65 million.
The bulk of his claim is based
on his interpretation of
Washington's consumer protec-
tion law, which assesses fines of
$1,500. How did we get from
$1,500 to $65 million?
The judge maintains that there
were 12 violations committed.
That takes us to $18,000.
He says they occurred over a
space. of 1,200 days. How you


manage to squeeze in 1,200 days
between May 2005 and May 2007
was not made clear by the AP
writer, who was having too much
fun writing about the judge's
decision to take the miscreants to
the cleaners to explain that dis-
crepancy.
Okay, even assuming that 12
violations occurred f6r 1,200 days
- that's two years at 600 days
per year we're still at a mere
$21.6 million.
But wait; there are three mem-
bers of the Chung family at the
cleaners. Three careless cleaners
times $21.6 million brings us to
$64.8 million, which the AP
reported constitutes the bulk of
the damages sought.
When dealing with such num-
bers, it seems picky to ask for an
accounting of what the other,
$200,000 is about.
What lawyer would take such
a suit?
The judge is representing him-
self.
No need to let the AP reporter
have all the fun...
I guess you could call this the
Ultimate Pants Suit.


The Irony of Elvis (Conclusion)


So what's the point, one might
ask, of all the palaver about an
overweight,, drug-addicted
singer who's been dead for 30
years and on whose short life
enough already has been written
to sink a ship?
The point is that he was not
just another music maker from
Memphis; he was a phenomenon,
a walking contradiction, a breath-
ing irony whose ghost continues
to draw legions of fans like no
other entertainer in history.
Before the Sun Records release
of "That's All Right" in June of
1954, Elvis was mostly unknown
outside of Memphis, although
everywhere he played he left
crowds screaming for more.
The Presley appeal was not
lost on a shrewd talent agent
named Tom Parker, who called
himself "Colonel" and had man-
aged such entertainers as Eddie
Arnold and Hank Snow. Parker
was an ex-carnival huckster
whose top billing once had been
dancing chickens, birds that did
indeed dance a jig once Parker
surreptitiously shot juice to the
bottoms of their electrically-
wired cages.
Parker promised Presley to
make him his sole client, told him
he had a million dollars worth of
talent, and if he'd sign, he'd have
a million dollars. Presley went for
it, but had to convince his parents
to sign the contract with him
because he was not yet of legal
age.
* In the months following the
success of "That's All Right,"
Elvis toured vigorously and cut
several more records for Sun,
including "Baby, Let's Play
House," "Mystery Train," "I
Don't Care if the Sun Don't
Shine," "I'm Left, You're Right,
She's Gone," and "I Forgot to
Remember to Forget."
Although these recordings
sold faster than tickets to Colonel


Parker's dancing chicken specta-
cle, by the end of 1955, Elvis was
still largely unknown outside the
South. That changed quickly
when in January of 1956, just
after his 21st birthday, Elvis left
Sun and signed with RCA Victor
for $40,000, the largest sum at
that time ever paid to a country
artist.
His first release for RCA was
"Heartbreak Hotel," which
soared to #1 on the charts and
quickly was followed by more
million sellers such as "Don't Be
Cruel," "Hound Dog," and "I
Want You, I Need You, I Love
You." It was becoming apparent
that Elvis was not a flash in the
pan, as many had predicted.
In August of 1956, shooting
began on "Love Me Tender,"
Elvis's first movie. Critics panned
it, but fans swarmed to it like
bees to honey. Riding the film's
commercial success, three more
followed in quick succession:
"Loving You," "Jailhouse Rock,"
and "King Creole." Even the
most acidic anti-Elvis critics
admitted these films demonstrat-
ed signs of artistic integrity, and
even allowed that Elvis showed
promise of becoming a fine dra-
matic actor.
That promise, however, was
rendered null and void when
Elvis was drafted into the Army
before shooting on "King Creole"
was wrapped up. I-le was grant-
ed a stay to finish filming, and
then he was off to serve Uncle
Sam.
When he returned two years
later, the famous sideburns were
gone, along with the attitude and
rebel image that the Colonel has
so carefully cultivated. lis boy
was now packaged as so squeaky
clean and all-American he made
Neil Armstrong look like a sub-
versive.
But while he was serving his
country, two things happened


that led to the King of Rock 'n'
Roll's downfall and ultimate
destruction. His beloved mother
died, severing the link closest to
whatever normalcy was left in his
life, and he got addicted to speed,
which his sergeant reportedly
dispensed like candy when his
boys had to be up all night. Elvis
figured it was legal, so what
harm could it do?
With his anchor, his mother,
gone, Elvis was free to indulge in
wine, women, song, and peanut
putter and banana sandwiches
fried in pure butter to his heart's
content.
In the 1960s he became the
highest paid actor in Hollywood,
even though the formula movies
he was churning out became silli-
er and sillier. Nothing Elvis ever
did, on screen or off, was as good
as his pre-Army output, and after
awhile he became little more than
a parody of himself.
SElvis was the first Elvis imita-
tor.
After his death in 1977, ex-
Beatle John Lennon is quoted as
saying, "Elvis died the day he
went into the Army."
Elvis was larger than life. lis
fame enslaved him, his myth con-
sumed him, his appetites and
coterie of yes-men destroyed
him. Or maybe it was irony that
killed him, the irony of having
risen from humble beginnings to
impossible heights of glory.
In his later years he became
reclusive and moire and more
uncomfortable with the
unquenchable adoration lavished
upon him. Despite having every-
thing he'd ever dreamed of, Elvis
didn't want to be Elvis anymore.
Hle was a phenomenon such ias
the world had never seen and in
all probability never will again.
)iBalliard-2007
You cani e-maiil Chip an chijp-
kyle746@)ear(hlliniik. ine or visil his
w ebsite, -, ,... hi.',i/ll, ,1 ...I I


OUR READERS SAY

Everyone Should Conserve Water


Rainfall is down by more than
12 inches over the last 12 months.
Many of our rivers are extremely
low. If dry conditions persist, we
may see portions of the rivers dry
up completely.
Lakes are far below their nor-
mal levels, and dry vegetation
makes forest fires a real danger.
With two more months of the dry
season remaining, we expect con-
ditions to worsen.
In January,- the Southwest
Florida Water Management
District enacted .a severe water
shortage order that, among other
things, reduced allowable lawn
irrigation to one day per week.
Dealing with the drought is a
reminder of the fragile and limit-
ed nature of our water resources.
I-Hoever, drought is a temporary
problem that we address through
temporary measures such as
water shortage orders.
Development is a longer te'm
concern that raises the issue of
outr ability to meet our long-term
water supply needs. The district's
goal is to meet the water needs of
people and the environment. The
economic and environmental
health of our region depends on
this sustainability.
Over the last 15 years we have
enhanced water conservation,
increased use of reclaimed water,
developed alternative water sup-
plies, and created additional stor-
ag-e capacity.
One of the keys to ensuring a
sustainable water supply is vig-
orous planning. Local govern-
ments decide how they want
their communities to grow. The


better information they have, the
more informed their decisions
can be. The water management
district provides comments to
local governments through a
variety of processes, including
reviews of comprehensive plans
and developments of regional
impact. The district's regional
water supply plan identifies pro-
jected water needs and potential
water supply sources.
The district is also involved in
as public/private planning exer-
cise called Reality Check Tampa
Bay, found on the Web at
RealityCheckTampaBay.com.
On May 18, 300 participants
from a diverse group of back-
grounds in a seven-county region
will break into groups of 10 and
plan future growth over the next
50 years. The exercise is designed


to increase awareness and to edu-
cate about the interrelationships
among regional land use, trans-
portation and natural resources,
such as water.
Our hope is that the exercise
will lay the foundation for the
development of a concrete list of
next steps to assure quality
growth 'to meet the region's
future needs.
While we plan for the future,
we must also continue to take
steps to address the current
drought. Please do what you can
to help. You can get simple tips
on water conservation at our web
site, WaterMatters.org.

DAVID L. MOORE
Executive Director
Southwest Florida
Water Management District


SUKE..

'TOO.


It's a pressing issue.
It's one of those stories so
bizarre that for a brief time, it was
placed on the Internet ahead of
Paris Hilton's latest brush with
the law and Britney Spears' 15-
minute comeback performance.
You know it had to be big to
trump those blockbusters.
Roy L. Pearson, Jr., became an
administrative law judge a cou-
ple of years ago, and set out to
dress the. part. A commendable
commitment to sartorial spleln-
dor.
Judge Pearson, according to
court records, look several suits
to Custom Cleaners in
Washington, D.C., for alterations.
Sounds reasonable; we don't
want justice to be dispensed by a
judge in an ill-fitting set of
threads.
''Two days later, he went to
reclaim his garments, and that's
when the trouble began.
One of his pairs of pants was
missing. And judges just can't
dispense justice wearing a robe
over their tighty-whiteys.
He was in the words of an
Associated Press reporter who
obviously had too much fun writ-













Obituaries


May 7, 2007 The Polk County Democrat 5


Spirit of Bartow Awards Achievement


Luther Clark Dilley

Luther Clark
Dilley
Luther Clark Dilley, 78, of Fort
Meade, died of heart failure
Monday, April 30, 2007, at Winter
Haven Hospital.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, on Jan.
14, 1929, Mr. Dilley moved to Fort
Meade from Wauchula in 1983.
He was a maintenance worker
for Cargill Fertilizer, and was a
U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his son,
Christopher Lee Norton of Fort
Meade; three daughters, Wanda
Reeves of Calhoun, Ga., Peggy
Rigle of Springville, Ala., and
Ruth Ann Dilley of Winter
Haven; eight grandchildren; and
seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Friday, May 4, from
10 a.m. to noon, at Hancock
Funeral Home in Fort Meade.
No funeral is planned.


James Sidney
Sims
James Sidney Sims, 88, of
Gainesville, formerly of Fort
Meade, died Sunday, May 6,
2007, at North Florida Regional
Veterans Hospital in Gainesville.
Born-in Marianna on Aug. 24,
1918,. Mr. Sims was a longtime
resident of Fort Meade before
moving to Gainesville in 1998.
He was a retired lieutenant
colonel for the U.S. Army, serving
in World War II and the Korean,
War. He taught at West Point
Military Academy and held the
position of personnel adjutant.
He received a college degree from
the University of Vermont, and
also retired from American
Cyanamid in Brewster after 17
years.
He was a member of Estelle
Community Church in
Sylacauga, Ala.
Mr. Sims was preceded in
death by his wife, Thelma Judith
Sims.
Survivors include three sons,
James S. Sims, Jr., of Washington
State, Patrick J. Sims of
Plymouth, Minn., and Michael J.
Sims of Calera, Ala.; four daugh-
ters, Linda Jean Bronson of
Kissimmee, Gayle Quinn of
Sylacauga, Ala., Judith M. Sims
of Alachua, and Erin L. King of
Daytona; seven grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Tuesday, May, 8,
from 6 to 8 p.m., at Hancock
Funeral Home in Fort Meade.
The funeral: Wednesday, May
9, at 10:30 a.m., at the funeral
home.
Interment: Evergreen
Cemetery in Fort Meade, with
full military honors.
Memorial contributions:
American Cancer Society or
Hospice of choice.


Equal rights

for ears.


Correcting hearing loss is as
easy as correcting your vision.
For a free "Guide to Better
Hearing" and other help,
call or visit our website.
1-800-EARWELL
betterhearing.org
BETTER
HEARING
I N S T I T U T E
Advocalesfor Americas ears.


Leonard Bert Needham, Sr.

Leonard Bert
Needham, Sr.
Leonard Bert Needham, Sr.,
74, of Winter Haven, died of res-
piratory failure Thursday, May 3,
2007, at his home.
Born on Aug. 30, 1932, in
Roda, Va., Mr. Needham moved to
Florida in 1957.
He owned and operated Eagle
Lake Transmission Service for
more than 20 years. He was a
Boy Scout leader for Troops #506
and #120, and was a member of
the Church of the Nazarene in
Bartow.
Mr. Needham loved playing
and producing country and blue-
grass music. His family and chil-
dren meant the world to him,
family members say.
He was preceded in death by
his wife of 20 years, Latrelle
Needham.
Survivors include his former
wife of 27 years and mother of his
children, Betty Joiner of Winter
Haven; two sons, Bert Needham,
Jr., of Winter Haven, and Dennis
Needham of Troy, Ala.; four
daughters, Teresa Needham of
Eagle Lake, Wanda Johnson of
Bartow, and Amanda Needham
and Joanna Smith, both of
Winter Haven; a brother, Sam
Needham ofAndover, Va.; two sis-
ters, Barbara Couch of Orlando
and Betsy Miller of Winter
Haven; 12 grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-grandchild.
Visitation: Sunday, May 6,
from 6 to 8 p.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in
Bartow.
The funeral: Monday, May 7,
at 2 p.m., at the funeral home.



DEP Colt

Creek

Event

Department of Environmental
Protection's Colt Creek State
Park invites the community to
join park staff and volunteers on
a journey through different areas
within the park to explore and
identify wildflowers, birds and
other types of wildlife.
This program is suitable for
all age groups regardless of
wildlife knowledge.
Participants should have
footwear and clothing appropri-
ate for Florida's ever-changing
climate. Participants also should
have hats, insect repellent and
refreshments. Participants
should be capable of walking for
short distances and riding in a
'tram (it maybe a little bumpy
and dusty).
If you need assistance to par-
ticipate, call in advance. No pets
(except guide dogs for the deaf
and blind) are permitted on this
field trip. Pre-registration is
required and participation is lim-
ited to 35 people.
Participants should meet at
the main parking area located
inside the park entrance.
Admission is free for this
event. To register or for informa-
tion on times, call 815-6758.

Democrat & Leader
Advertising pays
Big Dividends


P










~yi6~


(Continued from Page 1)

the County Indigent Healthcare
Oversight Commit-tee.
He is executive director of the
Bartow Community Healthcare
Foundation, Inc., where he was
been instrumental in the
Foundation's successful recruit-
ment of Good Shepherd Hospice,
Heartland for Children, and
Peace River Center into the old
Bartow Memorial Hospital build-
ing, and the University of South
Florida's Rath Senior
Connections and other health-
related businesses into the adja-
cent medical Center.
Hinton serves as a city com-
missioner, and in his spare time
enjoys hunting, fishing, cruising
deals on E-Bay and reading.
"Loyalty and pride are the top
two common characteristics
when someone thinks about the
'Spirit of Bartow' award," Britt
said, and the next two winners
not only "share that spirit, they
just happen to reside in the same
home."
Since the 1970s, Billy and
Carolyn Simpson "have given
their time, their talents, and
their hearts in order to foster
growth, develop relationship and


help make our city a better place
to live and raise a family."
Both of them have served on
the board of directors of the
Bartow Chamber of Commerce
and both are past presidents of
the Chamber.
He is a past city commissioner
and mayor of Bartow, active vol-
unteer fireman for Bartow Fire
Department for more than 20
years, 4th of July Committee
member, Chamber Annual
Committee member, past presi-
dent of the Peace River Country
Club, Sticky Fingers Bar-B-Q
chef for Relay for Life, and a dea-
con at the Associate Reformed
Presbyterian Church.
Carolyn Simpson "was always
beside him in any of these efforts
to support him, but a great vol-
unteer in her own right." She was
on the steering committee for the
development of the Leadership
Bartow program, Can-do
Membership Committee and
Super-Doer winner of the mem-
bership committee of the
Chamber, Chamber Annual
Event Committee, Paint Your
Heart Out, Sticky Fingers Bar-B-
Q Relay for Life Committee.
Also honored at the OJ break-
fast were the Chamber


Diplomats, volunteers who staff a
welcome center at the Chamber
office, answer the phone, fill
brochure racks, keep tourist
information up-to-date, and greet
and help visitors. They also are
responsible for collating, labeling
and distributing the Chamber's
monthly newsletter.
Jack Davis was chosen by his
peers, as Diplomat of the Year.
Mary Henderson received the
award for most hours served.
Winners of the Chamber of
Commerce "Take Your Best Shot
Photo Contest" were presented
with framed copies of their pho-
tographs or certificates.
First place went to Kathie
Graydon for her photograph of
the old courthouse dome framed
by flowers; second place winner
was Kim Brown, with her picture
of the brick walkway in front of
the courthouse; third went to
Peggy Kehoe, for her photo of a
woodpecker.
Honorable mentions were
awarded to Jacinda Rose
Hofstetter, Debbie Lacy, Karla
James, Tina Sargeant, Kathie
Graydon, Trish Pfeiffer, and Fred
Wirth.


From the Fort Meade


Historical Museum


By LETA WRIGHT
Community Correspondent

Oak Avenue is one of the
longest streets in Fort Meade,
extending from East Main Street
to North Ninth Street. It goes
south from Southeast First Street
all the way to Lunn Road.
Something rather odd is the
street from East Main South to
First Street South that is one
block long and named Francis,
which I think is the shortest
street in Fort Meade.
If anyone knows why this one-
block street is named Francis,
please let me know by calling
285-9182 or 285-7474.
As I was researching through
the August 1962 Fort Meade
Leader, I ran across a picture of
Jimmie Cotton and Bobby Ratliff
of Bowling Green standing beside
a safe they discovered in one of
the Waldo pools as they were skin
diving.
Deputy John Gunter, also in
the picture, was watching as
Ragon Barnett's wrecker pulled
the medium-size safe from 15 feet
of water where the two men found
it.
The safe was carried to John's
Welding Shop where John Crews
opened it to disclose an empty
interior.
At the time of the writing, the
ownership of the safe had not
been determined. I wonder if he
ever claimed it.
Imagine this in 1962: An elec-
tric cash register valued at about
$400 was recovered 10 days after
it had quietly been taken out of
the open air market under the
Skeleton Hotel. The manager was
unaware of the theft until some
time later.
When it was opened the $175
cash and checks were not there.
Later, it was revealed the checks
had been cashed with forged sig-
natures.
The suspects were arrested
and the machine was returned to
the market.
Fort Meade's James Henry
Mills received the Congressional
Medal of Honor for heroism dur-
ing the May 1944 landing at
Anzio near Rome, Italy.
On Nov. 23, 1944, a nationwide
celebration with Florida
Governor Spessard L. Holland
leading the festivities greeted the
safe return of Mills.
On Nov. 8, 1973, a wrenching
tragedy ended Mills' life. He and
a friend stopped to help three
men with car trouble near
Gainesville.

Call 533-4183

or 285-8625 to
place your
classified ad


John David Hansill


4 .-
,
*..


. "


.

VOLUNTEERS EAT LUNCH on the Museum porch (not in
order): Marie Douglas, Mavis Carmichael, Wilma Coulter, and Olma
Hendrick. (Photo provided by Leta Wright)


The men robbed and savagely
beat them and left them for dead
inside Mills' car.
SBadly injured, he crawled half
a mile to a nearby house for help.
He died two days later in a
Veterans Administration
Hospital from the wounds he suf-
fered at the hands of these
unknown thugs.
Mills was buried in Lakeland's
Oak Hill Cemetery.
The Polk Parkway was com-
pleted around 2000 and was
named in honor of World War II
Medal of Honor James Henry
Mills.
Today we can travel on the
parkway and feel a great pride in
seeing the name of our Fort
Meade son and hero.
James celebrated his birthday
in the month of May and we still
miss his presence.


Hansill Earns
Doctor of
Medicine

John David Hansill has
recieved his doctor of medicine
degree from the Spartan Health
Sciences'University in St. Lucia,
West Indies.
He is the son of Ginger and
Robert Hansill of Highland City.
Dr. Hansill is a 1994 graduate
of Bartow High School and 1998
graduate of Polk Community
College. He will begin a medical
residency at St. Petersburg's
Bayfront Medical Center in June.


Our Family Serving Yours
www.whiddenmcleanfuneralhome.com


Jiatwco& rJLwi J&ome,
Family Owned and Operated

Licensed Funeral Director: Harold D. Lamb
Owners: W. Allen Hancock, Marjorie Flood Hancock,
Charles A. (Chuck) Hancock, W. Russell Hancock

(863) 285-8171
945 East Broadway Fort Meade, FL 33841


Pay for a year's subscription and we will

throw in an extra month for free.


In Polk County Only


I-I The
I The

I E The


Polk County Democrat @ $25.00 per year

Fort Meade Leader @ $25.00 per year


Lake Wales News @ 17.00 per year


SName


Address

City



Save

Bartow 533-4183


St.


Zip


time and call today.

Fort Meade 285-8625


Lake Wales 676-3467


'I
BARTOW HEVROLE
.. .. ..
EC# CENTRAL FLORIDA'SY I


Mail to:
The Polk County Democrat 190 S. Florida Ave. Bartow, FL 33830
The Fort Meade Leader 25 W. Broadway Fort Meade, FL 33841
The Lake Wales News 140 E. Stuart Ave. Lake Wales, FL 33853


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


Academy

Board Meets
The Achievement Academy's
Executive Committee will meet
Wednesday, May 9, at 11:30 a.m.
and the board of directors will
meet on Tuesday, May 15, at 6
p.m.
Both meetings will be held at
the Achievement Academy's
Lakeland Center located at 716
East Bella Vista Street.
The Achievement Academy is
a charter school providing educa-
tion and therapy services to chil-
dren with developmental
delays/disabilities in Polk
County. The Achievement
Academy assists children and
their families through education,
support, resources and advocacy
at each of its three locations -
Lakeland, Bartow and Winter
Haven.
For more information, contact
Stacy.Williams at 683-6504.


rd


.,


P
'
";`












Tm


Military News


Pedro A. Macias
Army Spec. Pedro A. Macias
has graduated from the Warrior
Leaders Course (WLC) and the
U.S. Army Primary Leadership
Development Course (PLDC),
both held at the Noncommis-
sioned Officer Academy,
Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Ha-
waii.
The WLC is part of the
Army's Noncommissioned Officer
Education System. The course
teaches specialists how to be a
noncommissioned officer and fo-
cuses on leading, training, car-
ing, maintaining, and warrior
skills.
The training prepares special-
ists for promotion to sergeant
and for assignments in teams,
crews and squads, which symbol-
izes their transition from "fol-
lower" to "leader."
The course included practical
applications, followed by hands-
on, performance-oriented train-
ing conducted in a tactical envi-
ronment during a field training
exercise.
Macias, an infantryman, is as-
signed to Company A, 1st Battal-
ion, 27th Infantry, Schofield Bar-
racks. He has served in the mili-
tary for two years. By passing a
recent promotion board, Macias
is now eligible for promotion to
the rank of sergeant.
He is the son of Grace and
stepson of John-Britt Waldron of
Frostproof.
His wife, Jamie, is the daugh-
ter of James R. and Nancy P.
Davis of Wauchula.


Toribio Ramirez, Jr.,
Army Pvt. Toribio Ramirez,
Jr., has graduated from the
metal worker advanced individ-
ual training course at Aberdeen
Proving Grourid;,Aberdeen, Md.
The student was,trained in all
phases of welding including fer-
rous and nonferrous metals us-
ing oxyacetylene, electric, arc,
and inert gas welding equip-
ment. Class training included
repairing, repainting, installing,
and inspecting metal body com-
ponents, radiators, fuel tanks,
and modification of related
items.
He also learned to repair hulls
and accessories-of Army water-
craft.
Ramirez is t6he son obf Geneva
Roman of Bowling Green aind
Toribio Ramirez of Arcadia.
The private is a 2005 gradu-
ate of Hardee Senior High
School, Wauchula.

Reginald Whitehurst
Navy Seaman Reginald
Whitehurst, son of Jewruth M.
Whitehurst of Fort Meade, and
Reginald E. Whitehurst of Lake-
land, completed U.S. Navy basic
training at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Whitehurst completed a
variety of training which in-
cluded classroom study and prac-
tical instruction on naval cus-
toms, first aid, firefighting, wa-
ter safety and survival, and ship-
board and aircraft safety. An em-


phasis also was placed on physi-
cal fitness.


Nathan A. Zemar
Nathan A. Zemar has joined
the United States Army Reserve
under the Delayed Training Pro-
gram.
The program gives young men
and women the opportunity to
delay reporting for basic military
training for up to 270 days.
After completion of basic mili-
tary training, most soldiers re-
ceive advanced individual train-
ing in their career job specialty
prior to being assigned to their
first permanent duty station.
Zemar will 'report to Fort
Jackson, Columbia, S.C., for ba-
sic training on June 8.
He is the son of Tammie C.
Grandchamp of Escanaba, Mich.,
and William A. Burnsed of
Simms Road, Wauchula.

Charles R. Sargeant
Navy Lt. Charles R. Sargeant,
whose wife, Cherie, is the daugh-
ter of Brenda and Albert Lang of
Lakeland, and his fellow ship-
mates returned from a scheduled
deployment while assigned to
the guided-missile destroyer
USS Donald Cook, homeported
in Norfolk, Va.
Donald Cook deployed with
the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier
Strike Group. During the: deploy-
ment, Sargeant's unit made port
visits to Spain, Italy and the
United Arab Emirates.
Sargeant's unit launched 10,
000 combat flights totaling 30,
750 flight hours and provided
surveillance, reconnaissance and
close air support to ground forces
in'Iraq. Donald Cook partici-
pated in Operation Steel Curtain
and Maritime Security Opera-
tions (MSO).
Operation Steel Curtain pro-
vided aerial support for U.S Ma
rirfe and Iraqi forces, and pro
vented insurgents from etC'erit.ll
Iraqthrough the Syrian border.

Jules F. Warrren
Navy Seaman Apprentice Ju-
les F. Warren, son of Cindy L.
Warren of Wauchula, and his fol-
low shipmates participated in a
sailor-swap during a scheduled
deployment while assignt'd to
the amphibious, J, I... landing.
ship USS Carte- -II. bn, home-
ported at Naval Amphibious


Tkae iduweM aul wqpaq





6wuww u ahw feutiae

wik& to a pwfl Heiw .



gCtitilfe (6 8i aeet WA


STkeFw y d


W. Ead Wa~k


Need to Buy, Sell or Trade items

around the house?


m


Tune in AM 1130 and check out

the WBF Shopper, the Classified

Column of the Airwaves!


Monday through
Saturday mornings from
9 to 10, Jeff Thornburg
takes your phone calls
at 533-0745. This is
your chance to Buy, Sell
or Trade on the radio,
for Free!


; .; You can even listen to the WBF
S_, Shopper online, and post your
items to buy, sell or trade with our On-Line
Shopper, all for Free, visit wwbf.com!


The WBF Shopper

Monday thru Saturday

9 to 10am on AM 1130 WBF!


Mp11302 wwbf.com


Base Little Creek, Virginia
Beach, Va.
During the sailor-swap, U.S.
:sailors experienced shipboard
lil'( oin l'reinch ship Courbet by
.'.it : on tours and dining on
French cuisine.
The French sailors saw the
amphibious side of the U.S.
Navy when they rode on two
Landing Craft Air Cushion (
LCAC) hovercrafts embarked on
Carter Hall.
The purpose of the sailor-
swap was to build camaraderie


between the two ships conduct-
ing maritime security operations
(MSO) in the Persian Gulf.
Warren joined the Navy in
February 2005.

Taris J. Claitt
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class
Taris J. Claitt, son of Bessie L.
and Raymond Claitt of Avon
Park, and his fellow shipmates
returned from a scheduled de-
ployment while assigned to the
aircraft carrier USS Theodore
Roosevelt, homeported in Nor-


folk, Va.
Claitt's unit launched 10, 000
combat flights totaling nearly
30,750 flight hours and provided
surveillance, reconnaissance and
close air support to ground forces
in Iraq.
The Theodore Roosevelt Car-
rier Strike Group participated in
Operation Steel Curtain and
Maritime Security Operations
(MSO).
Operation Steel Curtain pro-
vided aerial support for U.S. Ma-
rine and Iraqi forces and pre-


vented insurgents from entering
Iraq through the Syrian border.
USS Theodore Roosevelt vis-
ited Greece, held an overnight
golf tour outside Antalya, Tur-'
key and traveled to the ancient
Ephesian ruins during a port call
to Marmaris, Turkey. The car-
rier also visited Spain, Italy and
the United Arab Emirates.

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


2006 Quality on Tap Report

City of Fort Meade
We're very pleased to provide you with this year's Annual Quality Water Report. We want to keep you informed about the
excellent water and services we have delivered to you over the past year. Our goal is and always has been, to provide to you
a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. Our water source is three wells that draw water from the Floridan aquifer. The
water is then aerated to remove volatile contaminants, disinfected with chlorine, and then delivered to your home or business.

We are pleaseZd to report that our drinking water meets all federal and state requirements.

If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, Please contact Kenny Pollard at the City of Fort
Meade, (863) 285-9222. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more,
please attend any of our regularly scheduled City Commission meetings. They are held on the second Tuesday of the month
at City HAIL This report will not be mailed to our customers or the general public, unless requested. Copies are available at
City Hall.

The City of Fort Meade routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and 'State laws, rules
and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of
January 1 st to December 31st, 2006. Also included are test results in earlier years for contaminants sampled less often than
annually. For contaminants not required to be tested for in 2006, test results are for the most recent testing done in accordance
with regulations authorized by the state and approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

As water travels over the land or underground it can pick up substances or contaminants such as microbes, inorganic and
organic chemicals, and radioactive substances. All drinking water, including bottled drinking water, may be reasonably ex-
pected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. It's important to remember that the presence of these con-
taminants does not necessarily pose a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be
obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and
wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in
some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems,
agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff,
industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and
residential uses.
Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial
processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring, or be the result of oil and gas production or mining activities.
In the dara table you will find many tennis you might not be familiar with. To help you better understand
these tennis we've provided the following key to these terms' abbreviations and definitions:
iiTERM Appearing In TABLE DEFINITION
Aion L'\ el Al. The concentration of a contaminated which. if exceeded. riggers treatment or other requirements which a
witer system nmust follow
'N~Apl Aickible __ N/A Does Dnot ap ly. _
;Parts per million ppm r fillitrari per liter (mg/1) one pan by weight ofanalyte to one million parts by weight of the water
Parts per billion ppb or ficavgwmsr pa er (lip g/I) -one par by weight ofanaiyte to ne million parts byweight ofthe water
S............. __ e ..it ____ _ _
Piencutirs sper itr .bcCi__ I. s ircic.Cperhleter is a measure ofthe rdioactivvuv in water
IMaximma Resitnal M IRD Tehihe highet level of a disinfectant allowed in dnnking water. There is cnviqingevidence that addition ofa
I Diinfsnlecl..itl evel _disinfect ant is necessary fLr conlofLmjcrob .l .on.taminants.
iMatim n Con inlam MCL The"oMaximuim Allowed" is the highest level of a conaminat that is allowed in drinking water. MCLsare
Ile ... et as close i the MCLGs as feasible usn thebest availabletreatment technology
S'"lnaimum Conla minant MCI.G T he "Goal" is the level of a contaminant in drinking wtter below which there is no known or expected risk to i
L'stC.Oil h.aiah Nl CLG I iGalo for a lsagm ofsaft .

.-- TEST RESULTS TAtLE
Contaminant MCL evel Monitoriing
S and Violation Detectedl MCLG MCL Period LikelySourceof contamination
Unit of Measuremenent Yes/No MoL nth/Year
Resul, n the Leval Detecled column cor radilogical contamlnanls. no0nanc conlaminans, synoetah ogano n m dlnas ncludhoit pesiddes and hetddes, and vole
.-, ._. U.. 1 7....j...,, 'rrr.l.ij?' ae cU i. u'r: au or -na t ons'i .s,, 5-o"' it I ~ l a -`f.r p aeiam_ i.n.^w -
Radioi.qglc3l Contaminants
L;pha (pCiln No 23 0 15 102 Erosion of natural deposits
R.adiunm 226. 28, .or No 0.56 0 5 1/03-12/03 Erosion of natural deoosils
..-.. I r' sd; v. ,. ;


I ltior-9l i1i Conrimin3riLs


I Cadmimuipobi
"islomium l ipphl

!"luarlde .rpm)


Sodium (ppm)
Le~id .nd Coipper ITip \


Contaminant
alld
Unit of Measurement
Copper (tap water) (ppm)

Lead (tau water) (ppb)


No


No

No

No


5

100


5

100

4


1 '". I 0l:re.rie rie aOdlhr, ,3iles n.:cr.ai.e ho.m
12/05 metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits


1/05-

1/05-
12/05
1/05-
12/05
12o05


Corrosion of galvanized pipes; erosion of natural
deposits; discharge from metal refineries; runoff
from waste batteries and paints
Discharge from steel and pulp mills; erosion of
natural deposits
Erosion of natural deposits; discharge from'
fertilizer and aluminum factories. Water additive
which promotes strong teeth When at optimum
levels between 0.7 and 1.2 ppm


S1/05 Pollution from mining and refining operations.
2 N!A 100 12/05 Natural occunrence in soil
.11 N/A 160 1/05 Salt water intrusion, leaching from soil
12/05


Water)


Action
Level
Violation
Yes/No


90th
Percentile
Result


U.'I65 L All


'Number of
Sampling
sites
exceeding
the Action
Level


MCLG


Action
Level


AL= 1.3

AL= 15


Sample
Date
molyr


Likely Source of Contamination


6/06- Corrotlon of hautehold ploonhitig


6/06- Corrosion of household plumbing
9/06 systems; erosion of natural deposits;
teaching from wood preservatives
6/06- Corrosion of household plumbing
O')'u as l- ," r :.. ?. .,,f dni t :.,lE


TTHls and Suge I Dlsinfecant/Disinfecdon By-Product (D/DBP) Parameters
Srii.): .. 1 5 1 11 i.....1. L *' I.I t 1. il ....,.n. i T. .-.ir . A ,a i- CAi P .. A 1i : .l: i 1 : i i.. iMi,
HiAA5 I L 60)9ald THM (MCL 80) Level iOeecled is the highest result or quarterly average, Rante of Results is lowest to highest
Contatninant Dates of MCL
and Unit of sang oaton Level Range of MCLG or MCL or Likely Source of
Meanurilmt s(mo) YNo Detected Rdsults MRDLG MRDL Contamination
Measlremenlt (_mo.yr.) Yes/No
Cloineppm) 1/06 No 0.45 0.40 MRDLG = RDL 40 Water additive uedto control
S12/06 0.51 4 microbes
I ialou,!tlc
Acids (five) 7/06 No 15.6 N/A NA MCL 60 Bu-product of drinking water
(pp) disinfection
TTH ['Total
TTHN I f otat fBy-product o drinkIng water
trihalonielhanet 7/06 No 42.6 N/A NA MCL = 80 dct drinking water

,As you can see by the table, our system had no violations. We're proud that your drinking water meets or exceeds all Federal
and State requirements.

MCLs are set at very stringent levels. To understand the possible health effects described for many regulated constituents, a
person would have to drink 2 liters of water every day at the MCL level for a lifetime to have a one-in-a-million chance of having
the described health effect.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in
water provided by Public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water which must provide
the same protection for public health.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immune-compromised
persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with
HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These
people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means
to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking
Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

Thank you for allowing us to continue providing your family with clean, quality water this year. In order to maintain a safe and
dependable water supply we sometimes need to make improvements that will benefit all of our customers. These improve-
ments are sometimes reflected as rate structure adjustments. Thank you for understanding.

"We at The City of Fort Meade work around the clock to provide top quality water to every tap," said Kenny Pollard, Chief Water
Plant Operator. We ask that all our customers help us protect our water source, which are the heart or our community, our way
of life and our children's future.

Please call our.office if you have questions.


j, -


.. . .I I


- -


May 7, ','-,


The Polk County Democrat


I I I I


0.466


,










The Polk County Democrat 7


Disneyland Adventure To Play Soon


In a new, original production
Disney On Ice presents a
Disneyland Adventure, May 10-
13, at the St. Pete Times Forum,
choreographer Cindy Stuart uses
a broad range of styles to add
dimension and artistry to each of
the show's recreations of popular
Disneyland attractions,, allowing
families to relive their favorite
Disneyland memories without
leaving their hometowns.
Picking up right where the
Disney/Pixar movie "The
Incredibles" left off, Stuart's
choreography helps recreate
Disneyland as the Parrs (super
alter-egos of the Incredibles)
attempt to take a "normal" vaca-
tion at the magical Disney theme
park with little success.
As they visit various attrac-
tion, their powers keep getting in
the way of their good time.
From the animatronics-like
motions of the Jungle Cruise
monkeys to the graceful waltz of
the ghosts in The Haunted
Mansion, Stuart highlights each
attraction's signature character-


istics to help audiences "virtually"
experience Disneyland.
"The Disney theme park aspect
excited me because each attrac-
tion has really specific visuals
that translate very easily into
production numbers for the ice,"
she explains. "I love that the show
will evoke a sense of park nostal-
gia in the audience."
A veteran in the skating world,
Stuart previously worked with
Disney On Ice as a choreographer
and a director of skating.
The show begins with rip-roar-
ing excitement when the
Disneyland gates open. Bob,
Helen, Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack
are captivated by the Disney
magic as the cast members and
other park visitors dance to a hip
Motown classic, setting the tone
for an energetic and entertaining
ice adventure.
As the super family takes a
ride on the Jungle Cruise, Stuart
brings some "animatronic" mon-
keys to life and soon they are
swinging on vines and boogying to
a groovy drum beat.


"What's cool about the anima-
tronics in this show is that they
really do come to life," Stuart
recalls.
When the Parrs enter The
Haunted Mansion and encounter
ghoulish ghosts, Stuart comple-
ments the spooky atmosphere
with ethereal, fluid motions.
Under a black-light setting, the
waltzing ghosts perform their
memorable dance. Once the Parrs
think they are out of harm's way,
Stuart creates a heart-thumping
number where the mirrored
images of Mr. and Mrs. Parr come
to life and mimic the real Bob and
Helen around the ice.
Then the family finds them-
selves in a reveling romp in the
Pirates of the Caribbean.
When scheming Syndrome and
his diabolical army make a sur-
prise appearance to spoil every-
one's fun, the quick-thinking
Incredibles, save the day with
their amazing superpowers.
Stuart uses bold and powerful
skating techniques to exhibit Mr.
Incredible's strength, and for


Dash, she incorporates quick
spins and jumps into his routine
to capture his blazing speed.
"Every creative endeavor
starts as a blank piece of paper
and it slowly morphs," Stuart
recounts. "You draw your lines,
you draw your costume or you
draw your production number. To
see that come to life from the very
beginning is the most exciting
part for me."
"Audiences should expect to
see non-stop action," Stuart
explains.
Tickets for Disney On Ice pre-
sents a Disneyland Adventure are
available at any Ticketmaster
location, the McDonalds Box
Office at the St. Pete Times
Forum, or by calling 813-287-8844
in Hillsborough or 727-898-2100
in Pinellas.
For group information, call
813-301-6900. Ticket prices are
$40 (Front Row), $36 (VIP), $26,
$22 and $18.


Red Cross Does Not Conduct
Home Inspections


Last week, a Polk County
American Red Cross volunteer
received a strange phone call
from someone who said they
wanted to confirm a scheduled
"free American Red Cross hurri-
cane home inspection."
The volunteer pressed the
caller for a name and a number,
but the person would not give it
to them and just kept telling
them they were scheduled.
Eventually the person hung
up, and although the volunteer
tried to get the number through
caller identification services, the
number was blocked.
Residents in Florida should be
aware that the American Red
Cross does not conduct so-called
"hurricane home inspections."
Anyone calling about such ser-
vices should be treated with sus-
picion and possibly reported to
authorities as a possible scam
artist.
The American Red Cross does
provide information on how to


prepare you and your family for
any type of disaster, be it a hurri-
cane, tornado, flood, wildfire, or
single-family fire.
Anyone who wants informa-
tion on disaster preparedness can
contact their local American Red
Cross chapter directly or their
local government emergency
management offices.
For actual American Red Cross
disaster preparedness informa-
tion, contact your local American
Red Cross chapter.
Polk and Highlands County
residents may visit the Polk
County Chapter website at
http://polkcountyfl.redcross.org.
Polk County residents may call
294-5941. Highlands County resi-
dents may call 386-4440. Also
visit the American Red Cross
national site at www.redcross.org.
Democrat & Leader
Advertising pays
Big Dividends


S Especially for Mother
20% Off
All Jewelry
Rings Chains Necklaces
SBracelets Earrings
(Prices from $12.95 $6,995.00)
SOffer Good Till 5/12/2007

For your convenience, there is parking behind the store
Bartow Jewelry and Pawn Shop
425 E. Main St. Bartow 533-5560
"At the Neon Sign"

,*m M*mm mmm*m


,- ;. ,.:..
i, :
' *'*


0


'V
B


p ---


-A


F


May 7, 2007


I


0 1A


,-qwtftm


woopp,


I1.A--..l_ -:

`


I 111 -.4 i - -, ." , .i. I % ql, 'I,- - ; ., , j ur .1, U I '.. : .! " 4,1, ;, ", j, -


A k


7E


mm


7














The Polk County Democrat May 7, 2007


Volunteers:


The Heartbeat Of Polk


Polk County volunteers were honored at a cele-
bration on April 26.
After dinner and door prizes, the county thanked
several special volunteers with the "Heartbeat of
Polk" award.
Winners are:
Barbara Adkins, a board member of Polk
County's community emergency response team
association. A retired licensed cosmetologist, she
has lived in Polk since 1996.
Russell Andersen, a board member of Polk
County's community emergency response team
association. He retired from the Cherry Hill Police
Department in New Jersey.
Carl Bleiler, treasurer of Polk County's com-
munity emergency response team association.
Retired from GTE's engineering department, he
came to the county in 1953.
Rosa Brunson, a volunteer with the
Community Health and Social Services Difision's
Healthy Communities Access Program, where she
provides clerical assistance. A two-year cancer sur-
vivor, she has six children, 19 grandchildren and
one great-grandchild.
Julie Bunn, a resident of Polk since 1977, who
works with Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine. A
dental hygienist, she also volunteers in some of Polk
County's dental clinics sponsored by the Healthy
Communities Access Program. She also volunteers
with Talbot House.
Keith and Sandy Cofer began making 4-H a
"career" in 1998 when Sandy served as a co-leader
for a local club. Since then, the couple has begun
their own club, and plan to retire from 4-H when
their daughter, Elizabeth, graduates this year.
Frank Cohee, a volunteer with the Central
Florida Visitors and Convention Bureau since the
program began in 1997.
Inez Creekmore, a volunteer with Polk
County's Rohr Home and St. Thomas Aquinas
Catholic Church. She was born in Key West. She
lives with her husband of 33 years, Chuck, and
together they have three grown sons and two grand-
children. She said she loves all things from the
1950s.
Triton Donelson, a student at Lake Gibson
Middle, he.is a junior counselor at Polk County's
Camp R.O.C.XK
Edwin Douglass, a volunteer with the 4-H pro-
gram, the Boy Scouts.of America and Historic Bok
Sanctuary. He is an active volunteer with the 4-H


shooting sports program and has served as a shot-
gun instructor, a trainer and a state sports commit-
tee member. He is a U.S. Army veteran, and he and
his wife, Roberta, live in Babson Park.
Brandon Flynn, a volunteer for Fire Station 19
and 20. He also volunteers as a training officer for
Polk County Fire Services and is the only volunteer
in the department who also is a member of the Polk
County Special Operations Division. He has been
named Volunteer Firefighter of the Year.
Rachel Herrman, a 26-veteran of the dental
field. She provides assistance to the Polk County
dental clinics and Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine.
In her spare time, she enjoys visiting with her three
children, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchil-
dren.
Roger Land, president of Polk County's
Community Emergency Response Team. He came to
Polk in 1980 and works for Holiday Inn South.
Kurt McLaughlin, vice president of the
Community Emergency Response Team. He came to
Polk in 2002 and works or Colliers International as
a senior property manager.
Tiffany B. Moore, a junior at Bartow High
School. She has worked at the Rohr Home since
2003. A soccer player, she also serves as historian
for the Future Educators of America.
Paul Novalis, a Community Emergency
Response Team board member. He came to Polk in
1998 and is twice retired, once from the Department'
of Motor Vehicles and once from Hertz.
Debbie Phillip, treasurer for the Cooperative
Extension Master Gardener Program. She moved to
Florida in 1991.
Wayne Schoeffel, Community Emergency
Response Team secretary. Retired from Mitre Corp.,
he came to Polk in 2003.
Julia Mae Tyson, a server and exercise leader
for Polk Fellowship Dining. She has worked for the
program for more than 10 years.
Hettie Whatley, 84, a volunteer for all seasons.
She has worked with the Polk County Health Fair,
Agri-fest, played a school marm at Homeland
Heritage Park, and participated in activities follow-
ing the 2004 hurricanes. When not volunteering,
she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren
and great-grandchildren.
Willie Williams, a five-hour-a-day volunteer at
the Medulla Fellowship Dining site. He also helps
clients of the program mow lawns and make minor
repairs.


CLOWNS entertained the crowd during the banquet.


Photos by Polk County Volunteer Services


HETTIE WHATLEY, volunteer extrodinaire and Bartow resident, receives the Heartbeat of Polk award
from Polk County Manager Mike Herr (right) and Commissioner Sam Johnson.


PEANUT BUTTER Company offered swinging sounds during Polk's volunteer appreciation banquet.


Pubt 'es


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM H. WERKHEISER
Deceased,
File No.:
07CP-0737
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of William H.
Werkhelser, deceased, whose date of death
was March 15,.2007, is pending in the Circuit
Court for POLK County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33830-9000. The
names and addresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice has
been served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
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-
DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this notice
Is April 30, 2007.
Personal Representative:
Mark E. Clements
310 E. Main Street
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Attomey for Personal Representative:
Mark E. Clements, Esquire
Attorney for Mark E. Clements
Florida Bar Number: 276774
Mark E. Clements, P.A.
310 East Main Street
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Telephone: (863) 687-2287
Apr. 30, May 7, 2007-1351

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PRO-
BATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ERNEST SPENCER,
DECEASED.
FILE NUMBER
07CP-0029
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Intestate)


The administration of the Estate of ERNEST
SPENCER, deceased, File Number 07CP-0029,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which
is Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
Florida 33831-9000. The estate is intestate. The
names and addresses of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All persons on whom a copy of this Notice iis
served must file objections that challenge the
validity of the will, the qualifications of the per-
sonal 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 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 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 PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is April 30, 2007.
Personal Representatives:
Jack E. Owens
2731 Silver Star Road
Orlando, FL 32808
Attorney for Personal Representatives:
Keith D. Miller, Esquire
Boswell & Dunlap, LLP
Post Office Drawer 30
Bartow, Florida 33831
(863) 533-7117
Florida Bar No. 222208
Apr. 30, May 7, 2007-1353

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Velma Delgado Mendez,
Petitioner,
-and-
Daniel Escalante,
Respondent.
CASE NO.:
53-2007DR-003563-0000-00
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION
OF MARRIAGE
TO: Daniel Escalante


Last Known Address: 299 Old Mulberry Road,
Lot 10 3733 City Favettvilla
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 Velma Delgado Mendez, whose address is
146 Lake Caloosa Landing, Frostproof, FL
33843, on or before May 28, 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 fall
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 19, 2007.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Lina Aguilar
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Apr. 23, 30, May 7, 14, 2007-1261

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
LINDA JOYCE JONES ALMAGUER,
Plaintiff,
vs
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, SUCCESSORS,
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES AND
ASSIGNS OF ORVILLE KENNETH BARRETT,
DECEASED, AND THEIR UNKNOWN SPOUS-
ES, AND SARAH LOUISE BARRETT
CRAMER, daughter of ORVILLE KENNETH
BARRETT, DECEASED,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2007CA-001838-0000-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, SUCCESSORS,
PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES AND
ASSIGNS OF ORVILLE KENNETH BARRETT,
DECEASED, AND THEIR UNKNOWN SPOUS-
ES, AND SARAH LOUISE BARRETT
CRAMER, daughter of ORVILLE KENNETH
BARRETT, DECEASED
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 24th day of May, 2006, and file the


original with the Clerk of this Court, either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Petition.
The Plaintiff is seeking to quiet title on real
property described as follows:
Lots 6 and 7, Block 86, Haines City,
Florida, 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 3, Pages 11 and 12.
If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate In this proceeding, you are entitled at
no cost to you, to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact the Office of the
Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within
two (2) working days of your receipt of this
notice; If you are hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay
Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
on this 5th day of April. 200Z.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: )s/ Alice Fowler
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Apr. 23, 30, May 7, 14, 2007-1251

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
IN RE: The Adoption of:
ISABELLA MARIE MASON
CASE NO: 53-2007DR-001630-0000-00
AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Justin Earl Cotten
1203 W. Market St.
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Adoption of Isabella Marie Mason has been filed
against you, and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Ira
A. Serebrin, Esq. plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 2109 South Combee Road,
Lakeland, FL 33801, on or before May 29, 2007;
and file the original with the clerk of this court,
either before service on petitioner's attorney, or
Immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the relief demanded
in the complaint or petition.
DATED on April 18, 2007.
As Clerk of said Court
By: /s/ Lina Aguilar
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Apr. 23, 30, May 7, 14, 2007-1254

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION IV
IN THE INTEREST OF:
K.L. DOB: 06/10/2005
MINOR CHILD


SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
53-2005-DP-183546-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
LUCIO LOPEZ
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Petition under bath has been filed in the above
styled Court for the permanent commitment of
K.L., a male child, born on June 10, 2005, to
Misty Howell
for subsequent adoption and you are hereby
COMMANDED to be and appear before Judge
Charles Lee Brown at 10:00 A.M. on the 28th
day of June, 2007, for this hearing at POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, COURTROOM-
Juvenill Division, Courtroom 5-C, 255 N.
Broadway, BARTOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN PERSON
WILL BE TREATED AS A CONSENT TO THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND
YOU WILL PERMANENTLY LOSE ALL
LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE
CHILDREN) AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS,
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN
ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MAT-
TER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTOR-
NEY, YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND
REQUEST THAT THE COURT APPOINT YOU
AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing
a special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the Children &
Families Legal Department at 1055 US Highway
17 North, Bartow, Florida 33830, Telephone:
863-534-0062 not later than seven days prior to
the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-
800-955-871, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Melanie Komorowski
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Apr. 23, 30, May 7, 14, 2007-1255

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
OMAR ARROYO,
Plaintiff,
vs
ANTHONY DURUH, APPOLONIA DURUH,
SEYMOUR LENNON, JOHN LENNON, THE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, SUCCESSORS, BENEFI-
CIARIES OF EZEKIEL ASKEY, Deceased,
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, SUCCESSORS,
BENEFICIARIES OF MARY NELL ASKEW,
Deceased, PAIGE MIMS, CITY OF LAKE
WALES, ALABAMA MEDICAID AGENCY,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2007CA-1735-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PAIGE MIMS


1555 EDDINS ROAD
DOTHAN, AL 36301
ALABAMA MEDICAID AGENCY % DIREC-
TOR
DOTHAN DISTRICT OFFICE
2652 FORTNER STREET, SUITE 4
DOTHAN, AL 36305
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, SUCCESSORS,
BENEFICIARIES OF EZEKIEL ASKEW,
Deceased
RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, SUCCESSORS,
BENEFICIARIES OF MARY NELL ASKEW,
Deceased
RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Complaint has been filed against you, and you
are required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on STEPHEN F. BAKER,
ESQ., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 800
First Street S., Winter Haven, FL 33880, on or
before the 18th day of May,.2006, and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court, either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Petition.
The Plaintiff is seeking to quiet title on real
property described as follows:
LOT 45 AND PART OF LOTS 44 & 46,
BLOCK 4, MIDWAY GARDENS, DESCRIBED
AS BEGINNING 900 FEET SOUTH AND 256
FEET WEST OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER
OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION, RUN
WEST 75.1 FEET SOUTH, 130 FEET EAST,
751 FEET NORTH, 130 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING, ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, IN PLAT BOOK 21, PAGE 33.
LOT 8, BLOCK 2, ROOSEVELT MANOR,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THERE-
OF AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 32, PAGE 7.
If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled at
no cost to you, to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact the Office of the
Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within
two (2) working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay
Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
on this 5th day of ApriL2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: LsL/Alieosowle
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Apr. 16, 23, 30, May 7, 2007-1162


IDL---- --~tg~g~I~


The Polk County Democrat


May 7, 2007















I -- ff BgE


The Polk County Democrat


I May 7,2007
l W. ^A. *


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to
Section 715.109, Florida Statutes, SAM R.
RODGERS, will sell the items described below:
1983 Clark Welding Single Wide Mobile
Home, Title No. 0020233034, Decal No.
15235997, VIN FLFL1AD027003100, together
with all contents, if any
at public sale to the highest bidder for cash,
at 1925 Harden Boulevard, Lot 43, Lakeland,
Florida, at the hour of 10:30 A.M. on Thursday,
May 24, 2007. The property is located at the
above location and is available for inspection
during normal business hours, Monday through
Friday. The property will be sold "as is", with no
representations or warranties as to title condi-
tion of the property.
The name of the former-tenants/owners of
the property is Robert J. Ferris a/k/a Joseph R.
Ferris.
If you have any questions, please contact the
undersigned.
ABEL A. PUTNAM, ESQUIRE
Florida Bar No. 024090
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON, P.A.
Post Office Box 3545
Lakeland, Florida 33802-3545
(863) 682-1178
May 7,14, 2007-1426


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
TAMMIE LOUISE DAVIDSON,
Deceased.
File No.
07-CP-0903
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Tammie
Louise Davidson, deceased, whose date of
death was February 16, 2007, and whose Social
Security Number is 263-37-6776, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division; the address of which is Post
Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida
33831-9000. The names and addresses of the
Personal Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons, who have claims or demands against
decedent's estate and who have been served a
copy of this notice, 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 FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE IS: May 7, 2007.
Personal Representative:
Charles A. Davidson
3905 Pippen Road
Plant City, Florida 33567
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Keith C. Smith, of
Trinkle, Redman, Swanson, Coton, Davis &
Smith, P.A.
Post Office Box TT
Plant City, FL 33564-9040
Telephone: (813) 752-6133
Florida Bar Number: 00610750
Attorney for Petitioner
May 7, 14, 2007-1452



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
THOMAS E. BROOKS AS TRUSTEE OF THE
BROOKS FAMILY REALTY TRUST, SUCCES-
SOR IN INTEREST TO CLINTON ORR,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LESWINER JONES, deceased, and the
unknown heirs, estate, and creditors of the
deceased; LOUISE THOMAS, Deceased, and
the unknown heirs, estate, and creditors of the
deceased; GENEVIEVE MARTIN, Deceased,
and the unknown heirs, estate, and creditors of
the deceased; CATHERINE LOVE; J.W. JONES
A/K/A WILLIE J. JONES, Deceased, and the
unknown heirs, estate, -and creditors of the
deceased; ORA LEE GRAHAM; ISIAH RIVERS;
ELIZABETH RHODES; J.B. RIVERS; JOHNNIE
RIVERS; WILLIE RIVERS; CITY OF LAKE-
LAND, FLORIDA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
CLINTON ORR;
Defendant(s).
CASE NO:
2007-CA-1285
DIVISION: 8
UCN: 532007CA001285XXCICI
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO THE FOLLOWING DEFENDANTSS:
LESWINGER JONES, Deceased, and the
unknown heirs, estate and creditors of the
deceased
WHOSE RESIDENCE IS UNKNOWN
LOUISE THOMAS, Deceased, and the
unknown heirs, estate and creditors of the
deceased
WHOSE RESIDENCE IS UNKNOWN
GENEVIEVE MATRIN, Deceased, and the
unknown heirs, estate and creditors of the
deceased
WHOSE RESIDENCE IS UNKNOWN
CATHERLINE LOVE
WHOSE ADDRESS IS UNKNOWN
J.W. JONES A/K/A WILLIE J. JONES,
Deceased, and the unknown heirs, estate
and creditors of the deceased
WHOSE RESIDENCE IS UNKNOWN
ISAIAH RIVERS
916 N.E. 25TH STREET
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
ELIZABETH RHODES ,
WHOSE RESIDENCE IS UNKNOWN
JOHNNIE RIVERS
402 NW THIRD AVENUE
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
WILLIE RIVERS
%ELIZABETH RHODES- 629 NW 4TH
STREET
GAINESVILLE, FLOR)DA
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CLINTON ORR
6445 SOUTH CHICKASAW TRAIL, #258
ORLANDO, FL 32829
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
closure a mortgage on the following property in
POLK County, Florida:
LOTS 7 AND 8, BLOCK C, JOHN F. COX
REALTY CO'S SUBDIVISION OF BLOCKS
4 & 5 OF FORTUNE ADDITION TO LAKE-
LAND, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OR
MAP THEREOF DESCRIBED IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 47, 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 the attorney for the Plaintiff:
NIXON &.ASSOCIATES
3105 W. WATERS AVE., SUITE 204
Tampa, FL 33614


on or before June 8. 2007, or within 30 days 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 attorneys or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
IN ACCORDANCE VveH THE AMERICAN
WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS NEED-
ING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS TO PAR-
TICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING SHOULD
CONTACT THE A.D.A'ADMINISTRATION FOR
THE CLERK OF THE COURT NOT LATER
THAN 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE PROCEEDING,
AT 255 NORTH BROADWAY. POLK COUNTY


COURTHOUSE. BARTOW. FL 33830. 863-534-
4690
IF HEARING IMPAIRED, (TDD) 1-800-955-
8771, VOICE 1-800-955-8770. THIS IS NOT A
COURT INFORMATION LINE.
DATED on May 3. 2007.
Clerk of the Circuit Court, POLK County
P.O. BOX 9000, DRAWER CC-2
BARTOW, FL 33831-9000
By: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2007-1448

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION IV
IN THE INTEREST OF:
M.B. DOB: 03/16/1997
MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
53-2000-DP-107900-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
MOSES BOSTICK
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Petition under oath has been filed in the above
styled Court for the permanent commitment of
M.B., a female child born on March 16, 1997, to
Kenya Pollard and Moses Bostick,
for subsequent adoption and you are hereby
COMMANDED to be and appear before HON-
ORABLE CHARLES LEE BROWN in HEARING
ROOM at 10:00 P.M. on the 28th day of June,
2007, for this hearing at POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, COURTROOM-Juvenile
Division, Courtroom 5-C, 255 N. Broadway,
BARTOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN PERSON
WILL BE TREATED AS A CONSENT TO THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND
YOU WILL PERMANENTLY LOSE ALL
LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE
CHILDREN) AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN
ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MAT-
TER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTOR-
NEY, YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND
REQUEST THAT THE COURT APPOINT YOU
AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing
a special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the Children &
Families Legal Department at 1055 US Highway
17 North, Bartow, Florida 33830, Telephone:
863-534-0062 not later than seven days prior to
the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-
800-955-871, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Shannon Hicks
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2007-1453

POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision of the
State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
KYLE R. HOLLAND AND PENNY L. HOL-
LAND,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-0191 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: KYLE R. HOLLAND, whose last known
address was 310 LUCILLE STREET, BAR-
TOW, FL 33830, PENNY L. HOLLAND, whose
last known address was 310 LUCILLE
STREET, BARTOW, FL 33830, his/her heirs,
devisees, assigns, or successors in interest
to the below described property .
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a parcel
described as: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP
30 SOUTH, RANGE26 EAST, POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE RUN ON AN ASSUMED
BEARING OF N 90'00'00" W ALONG THE
SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION, 60.00 FEET;
THENCE N 00'17'17" E, 994.63 FEET PARAL-
LEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID SEC-
TION, THENCE N 53'01'10" W, 377.87 FEET
TOT THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
CONTINUE N 53'01'10" W, 437.64 FEET;
THENCE S 09'27'02" W, 1499.52 FEET, TO
THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION;
THENCE N 90'00'00" E, 581.69 FEET ALONG
SAID SOUTH SECTION LINE; THENCE N
00'17'17" E, 1221.94 FEET, RETURNING TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING
14.57 ACRES, MORE OR LESS
TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO THE
FOLLOWING 60.00 FOOT WIDE INGRESS-
EGRESS AND UTILITY EASEMENT; BEGIN
AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION
23, TOWNSHIP 30 SOUTH, RANGE 26 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN ON
AN ASSUMED BEARING OF N 9000'00" W,
60.00 FEET ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF
SAID SECTION; THENCE N 00'17'17"W,
994.63 FEET; THENCE N 53'01'10" W,
2103.35 FEET; THENCE N 90'00'00" W,
287.00 FEET; THENCE N 00'35'47" E, 60.00
FEET PARALLEL WITH THE WEST SECTION
LINE OF THE SE 1/4 OF SAID SECTION;
THENCE N 90'00'00" E, 306.44; THENCE S
53'01'10" E, 2153.53 FEET TO A POINT ON
THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION; THENCE
S 00'17'17"W, 1024.44 FEET ALONG THE
EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION, RETURNING
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. (TAX ID# 23-
30-26-000000-021020)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Polk County
,Ordinance 90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has determined that
the structures) referenced above are dilapidat-
ed structures) as defined in the Ordinance. The
structures) must be demolished and the
debris must be removed to an authorized
landfill or the structures) must be substan-
tially repaired within thirty (30) days after
this notice has been served. In order to
repair or demolish structures other than
mobile homes, you must first obtain a build-
ing or demolition permit from the Building
Department.
If a building or demolition permit Is required,
you are still bound by the thirty (30) day time
period required herein. Your time to demolish
or repair is not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building Department per-
mits for exercise of said permits. You must call
the Community Devnlopment Specialist II
when the structure has been substantially
repaired or demolished,
If the dilapidated structures) are not demol-
ished or substantially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days, the structures)
shall be demolished by Polk County.
Should you fall to demolish or substantially
repair the dilapidated structures) within the 30
day time period, please be advised that you may
wish to remove all personal property and site
improvements from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and removal of debris


shall be assessed against the property own-
ers and imposed as a lien against the real
property. If not satisfied, the lien may be
foreclosed after a period of two years In the
manner provided in Chapter 173, Florida
Statutes.
The thirty day time period may be enlarged
by the Demolition Coordinator in writing for
good cause shown. In order to receive an
extension of time, you must contact the
Building Division immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal extension of time Is
not sufficient to enlarge the time period and
will not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor under contract
from Polk County, demolishes above said prop-


erty, the demolition will include the removal of all
signs of human habitation. This includes debris,
trash excluding hazardous materials), tires,
building materials, septic tanks, all structures,
primary structure, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up to the road),
and all fences (except those which divide the
property from an adjoining property). The prop-
erty will be brought to a rake-site basis. If there
are any questions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsibility to contact
the Demolition Department for clarification.
You may have the right to seek judicial relief
from this action. To do so, the appropriate action
should be filed with the Clerk of Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit within thirty (30) days of
the date of this Notice.
Any questions regarding this Notice of
Demolition may be directed to the following:
Caria R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257_
Dated this 4th day of May, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
May 7, 14, 2007-1437


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
BAYROCK MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
v.
LYDIA R. SISCO; _, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF LYDIA R. SISCO; and all unknown parties
claiming by, through, under or against the here-
in named Defendants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, whether said unknown parties
claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other
claimants; TENANT #1 and/or TENANT #2, the
parties intended to account for the person or
persons in possession;
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2007-CA-00874-0000-Sec 4
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
LYDIA R. SISCO; _, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF LYDIA R. SISCO; and all
unknown parties claiming by, through, under
or against the herein named Defendants,
who are not known to be dead or alive,
whether said unknown parties claim as
'heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees,
lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or
other claimants
Current Residence Unknown, but whose
last known address was 655 Linnet Court,
Kissimmee, FL 34759
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
POLK County, Florida, to-wit:
LOT 12, BLOCK 686, POINCIANA NEIGH-
BORHOOD 5 NORTH VILLAGE 3,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 54, AT PAGE
27, IN 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 DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, PA, Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 18830 U.S. Highway 19
North, Suite 300, Clearwater, Florida 33764, on
or before June 8. 2007. or within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this Notice of Action,
and! file the original with the Clerk of the Circuit
Court at 255 North Broadway, Bartow, either
before service on plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in
the amended complaint petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
on this 1st day of May. 2007.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
May 7, 14, 2007-1427


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GEORGIA ANN AKEY
Deceased.
File No.:
07CP-0764
AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Georgia
Ann Akey, deceased, whose date of death was
February 16, 2007, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is P.O. Drawer 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831-9000. The
names and addresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice has
been served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE 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 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) OR MORE YEARS AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
May 7, 2007.
Personal Representative:
Rosemary Akey
440 Davis Court, #808
San Francisco, CA 94111
Attorney for Personal Representative:
HOLLAND & KNIGHT, LLP
By: Edward F. Koren
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 193022
Holland & Knight LLP
2115 Harden Boulevard
Lakeland, Florida 33803
Telephone (863) 682-1161
May 7, 14, 2007-1450


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision of the
State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
ROBERT L. LOFQUIST and RUTH A.
LOIFQUIST,


Respondentss)/
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 06-6775 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: ROBERT L. LOFQUIST, whose last
known address was 4411 BERKLEY ROAD,
AUBURNDALE, FL 33823-8473, RUTH A.
LOFQUIST, whose last known address was
4411 BERKLEY ROAD, AUBURNDALE, FL
33823-8473, his/her heirs, devisees, assigns,
or successors In interest to the below
described property
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a parcel
described as: TRACT 6 OF UNRECORDED
HOLLOWAY ACRES DESCRIBED AS: THE
NORTH 150.0 FEET OF THE SOUTH 900.0


FEET OF THE EAST 330.4 FEET OF THE
WEST 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF
SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 27 SOUTH, RANGE
25 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS
THE EAST 40.0 FEET THEREOF FOR ROAD
RIGHT OF WAY. (TAX ID# 21-27-25-000000-
033130)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Polk County
Ordinance 90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has determined that
the structures) referenced above are dilapidat-
ed qtructure(s) as defined in the Ordinance. The
structures) must be demolished and the
debris must be removed to an authorized
landfill or the structures) must be substan-
tially repaired within thirty (30) days after
this notice has been served. In order to
repair or demolish structures other than
mobile homes, you must first obtain a build-
ing or demolition permit from the Building
Department.
If a building or demolition permit Is required,
you are still bound by the thirty (30) day time
period required herein. Your time to demolish
or repair is not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building Department per-
mits for exercise of said permits. You must call
the Community Development Specialist II
when the structure has been substantially
repaired or demolished.
If the dilapidated structures) are not demol-
ished or substantially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days, the structures)
shall be demolished by Polk County.
Should you fall to demolish or substantially
repair the dilapidated structures) within the 30
day time period, please be advised that you may
wish to remove all personal property and site
Improvements from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and removal of debris
shall be assessed against the property own-
ers and imposed as a lien against the real
property. If not satisfied, the lien may be
foreclosed after a period of two years In the
manner provided In Chapter 173, Florida
Statutes.
The thirty day time period may be enlarged
by the Demolition Coordinator In writing for
good cause shown. In-order to receive an
extension of time, you must contact the
Building Division immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal extension of time is
not sufficient to enlarge the time period and
will not protect your rights..
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor under contract
from Polk County, demolishes above said prop-
erty, the demolition will include the removal of all
signs of human habitation. This includes debris,
trash (excluding hazardous materials), tires,
building materials, septic tanks, all structures,
primary structure, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up to the road),
and all fences (except those which divide the
property from an adjoining property). The prop-
erty will be brought to a rake-site basis. If there
are any questions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsibility to contact
the Demolition Department for clarification.
You may have the right to seek judicial relief
from this action. To do so, the appropriate action.
should be filed with the Clerk of Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit within thirty (30) days of
the date of this Notice.
Any questions regarding this Notice of
Demolition may be directed to the following:
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 4th day of May, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
May 7, 14, 2007-1442


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 HAMILTON, ET AL.,
Defendants.


CASE NO.
53-2007-CA-000191
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 22.
200Z, and entered In Case No. 53-2007-CA-
000191, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Polk County, Florida, wherein
ACCREDITED HOME LENDERS, INC. SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER TO AAMES FUNDING
CORPORATION, is a Plaintiff, and MARY
HAMILTON; TURBEVILLE ROOFING, INC.; 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 23. 2007, the
following described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
LOTS 1 AND 2, AND THE WEST 10 FEET
OF LOT 18 AND THE WEST 10 FEET OF
LOT 19, BLOCK A, HAINES CITY,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGES 11
AND 12, 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 23rd day of March, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/Lori Armiio
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
May 7, 14, 2007-1418


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10th JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
DENNIS E. LEONARD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF DENNIS E. LEONARD, IF ANY; ANY AND
ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TQ
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-00003 SEC 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a


Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
March 21 2007 entered In Civil Case No. 2007-
CA-00003 SEC 11 of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for POLK County,
BARTOW, Florida, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at THE 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 23rd day of
May.2007 the following described property as
set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
THE NORTH 85 FEET OF THE E 1/2 OF
THE SE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NE
1/4 OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 30
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, LYING EAST
OF RIGHT-OF-WAY OF KISSENGEN
AVENUE AND LYING WEST OF RIGHT OF
WAY OF DAVIS AVENUE.
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 22nd day of March. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
May 7, 14, 2007-1417

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSE SOTO; ET AL.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
2007-CA-1893-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LUZ N LOPEZ AND JOSE SOTO,
Last known address: LUZ N LOPEZ IS: 614
'TAMARIN LN, KISSIMMEE, FL 34759 AND
JOSE SOTO IS: 665 JAGUAR CT, KISSIMMEE,
FL 34759
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming interest
by, through, under or against LUZ N LOPEZ
AND JOSE SOTO 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 2, BLOCK 110, POINCIANA NEIGH-
BORHOOD 3 VILLAGE 3, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 52, PAGE 20, 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 to it, if any, to it, on MARISOL
MORALES, Attomey for Plaintiff, whose
address is 2901 STIRLING ROAD, SUITE
300, FT LAUDERDALE, FL 33312, on or
before June 12, 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
23rd day of April. 2g7.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Giselle Mercado
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
May 7, 14, 2007-1419


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision of the
State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
HANS H. JESSEN AND MARY J. LEE,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-0135 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: HANS H. JESSEN, whose last known
address was 2002 AMESBURY DRIVE,
AUBURNDALE, FL 33823, MARY J. LEE,
whose last known address was 2002 AMES-
BURY DRIVE, AUBURNDALE, FL 33823,
his/her heirs, devisees, assigns, or succes-
sors in Interest to the below described prop-
erty
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a parcel
described as: LOT 4, BLOCK E, AIRBASE
SUBDIVISION, LESS ROAD RIGHT OF WAY,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THERE-
OF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 38, PAGE
50, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA. (TAX ID# 14-29-25-
359600-005040)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Polk County
Ordinance 90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has determined that
the structures) referenced above are dilapidat-
ed structures) as defined in the Ordinance. The
structures) must be demolished and the
debris must be removed to an authorized
landfill or the structures) must be substan-
tially repaired within thirty (30) days after
this notice has been served. In order to
repair or demolish structures other than
mobile homes, you must first obtain a build-
ing or demolition permit from the Building
Department.
If a building or demolition permit Is required,
you are still bound by the thirty (30) day time
period required herein. Your time to demolish
or repair is not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building Department per-
mits for exercise of said permits. You must call
the Community Develooment Speclallst II


when the structure has been substantially
repaired or demolished.
If the dilapidated structures) are not demol-
ished or substantially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days, the structures)
shall be demolished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or substantially
repair the dilapidated structures) within the 30
day time period, please be advised that you may
wish to remove all personal property and site
improvements from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and removal of debris
shall be assessed against the property own-
ers and Imposed as a lien against the real
property. If not satisfied, the lien may be
foreclosed after a period of two years In the
manner provided In Chapter 173, Florida
Statutes.
The thirty day time period may be enlarged
by the Demolition Coordinator In writing for
good cause shown. In order to receive an
extension of time, you must contact the
Building Division Immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal extension of time is
not sufficient to enlarge the time period and
will not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor under contract
from Polk County, demolishes above said prop-
erty, the demolition will Include the removal of all
signs of human habitation. This Includes debris,


May 7, 14, 2007-1422



Save publshed news
of your family and
friends

We can Ilarrirate
clippiQagsu hI heat sealed
plastic. $1 to $5
depending on size


ihU~
-a -~ --~~--~rr
rIll~ LIL


trash (excluding hazardous materials), tires,
building materials, septic tanks, all structures,
primary structure, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up to the road),
and all fences (except those which divide the
property from an adjoining property). The prop-
erty will be brought to a rake-site basis. If there
are any questions as to what the demolition will
Include, it is the owners responsibility to contact
the Demolition Department for clarification.
You may have the right to seek judicial relief
from this action. To do so, the appropriate action
should be filed with the Clerk of Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit within thirty (30) days of
the date of this Notice.
Any questions regarding this Notice of
Demolition may be directed to the following:
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 4th day of May, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
May 7, 14, 2007-1439


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., A
Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
YIU HSUN SHEN, et al.,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.:
2006 CC 006298
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAP-
IER45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Final Judgment entered on April 16.
2007, in this case now pending in this Court, the
style of which is indicated above, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at 9:00 AM on
May 24. 2007 at the Jury Lounge, Second
Floorat the Polk County Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, the follow-
ing described property:
LOT 7, BLOCK 809, VILLAGE 8, NEIGH-
BORHOOD 2, POINCIANA SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 53, AT
PAGES 29-43, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC
AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL
MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAYMENT
OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE
PAID FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PUR-
SUANT TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT.
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER
CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING
AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN
SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU
FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE
ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue,
Bartow, Florida. Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church Street. No entry
is possible from Broadway Avenue. In the
event any temporary change of location is
necessary, the Clerk shall post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location directing the bid-
ders to the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this notice; if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED the 25th day of April. 2007..
RICHARD WEISS
Clerk, County Court
By: Is/ Belinda Toledo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
May 7, 14, 2007-1421


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., A
Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
HSIANG YHAN FU, et al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.:
2006 CC 005607
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAP-
IER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Final Judgment entered on April 16.
2007, in this case now pending in this Court, the
style of which is indicated above, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at 9:00 AM on
May 25 2007. at the Jury Lounge, Second
Floor at the Polk County Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, the follow-
ing described property:
LOT 26, BLOCK 838, VILLAGE 8, NEIGH-
BORHOOD 2, POINCIANA SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 53, AT
PAGES 29-43, OF. THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC
AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL
MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAYMENT
OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE
PAID FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PUR-
SUANT TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT.
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER
CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING
AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN
SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU
FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE
ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue,
Bartow, Florida. Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church Street. No entry
is possible from Broadway Avenue. In the
event any temporary change of location is
necessary, the Clerk shall post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location directing the bid-
ders to the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690,;within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this notice; if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED the 25th day of Apri. 2007.
RICHARD WEISS
Clerk, County Court
By: /s/ Belinda Toledo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)














The Polk County Democrat


May 7, 2007




Public NUtices


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
U.S. MORTGAGE FINANCE II, LLC, a
Delaware limited liability company,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
ANTHONY A. OBAYORI, who is not known to be
dead or alive, and if he is alive, or if they are
dead, their unknown spouses, heirs, devisees,
legatees, grantees, assignees, llenors, credi-
tors, trustees, or other parties claiming by,
through or under them, WINDWOOD BAY
HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION, INC., and any
unknown tenants in possession,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-2007CA-001451
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE PROPERTY
TO: Anthony A. Obayori
Last known address:
79 Parchmore Road
Thornton Heath CR7 8 LY
Croydon Surrey
United Kingdom
Mailing address:
property address:
389 Sand Ridge Drive
Davenport, FL 33896
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following property
in Polk County, Florida:
Lot 23 of WINDWOOD BAY PHASE ONE,
according to the plat thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 118, Page(s) 40 through 47,
of the Public Records of Polk County,
Florida.
has been filed against and commenced in this
court and you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on AURELIO
DURANA, attorney for Plaintiff, whose address
is 717 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Suite 255,
Coral Cables, Florida 33134 and file the original
with the clerk of the above-styled court on or
before June 4, 2007; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.
This notice shall be published once each week
for two consecutive weeks in the Polk County
Democrat.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said court at
Bartow, Florida, on this 1st day of May, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Xochiti Munoz
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
May 7, 14, 2007-1424


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision of the
State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
ORLANDO SANCHEZ AND CARMEN
SANCHEZ,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 06-6852 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: ORLANDO SANCHEZ, whose last known
address was 471 SOUTHWEST 87TH COURT,
MIAMI, FL 33174-2433, CARMEN SANCHEZ,
whose last known address was 471 SOUTH-
WEST 87TH COURT, MIAMI, FL 33174-2433,
his/her heirs, devisees, assigns, or succes-
sors in interest to the below described prop-
erty
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a parcel
described as: TRACT 176, THE WOODS
RANCHING- AND FARMING TRACTS,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THERE-
OF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 75,
PAGES 2, 3 AND 4, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
(TAX ID0 25-26-23-000580-001760)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Polk County
Ordinance 90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has determined that
the structures) referenced above are dilapidat-
ed structures) as defined in the Ordinance. The
structures) must be demolished and the
debris must be removed to an authorized
landfill or the structures) must be substan-
tially repaired within thirty (30) days after
this notice has been served. In order to
repair or demolish structures other than
mobile homes, you must first obtain a build-
ing or demolition permit from the Building
Department.
If a building or demolition permit Is required,
you are still bound by the thirty (30) day time
period required herein. Your time to demolish
or repair is not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building Depaftment per-
mits for exercise of said permits. You must call
the Community Development Specialist II
when the structure has been substantially
repaired or demolished.
If the dilapidated structures) are not demol-
ished or substantially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days, the structures)
shall be demolished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or substantially
repair the dilapidated structures) within the 30
day time period, please be advised that you may
wish to remove all personal property and site
improvements from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and removal of debris
shall be assessed against the property own-
ers and imposed as a lien against the real
property. If not satisfied, the lien may be
foreclosed after a period of two years In the
manner provided In Chapter 173, Florida
Statutes.
The thirty day time period may be enlarged
by the Demolition Coordinator in writing for
good cause shown. In order to receive an
extension of time, you must contact the
Building Division Immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal extension of time is
not sufficient to enlarge the time period and
will not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor under contract
from Polk County, demolishes above said prop-
erty, the demolition will include the removal of all
signs of human habitation. This includes debris,
trash (excluding hazardous materials), tires,
building materials, septic tanks, all structures,
primary structure, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up to the road), -
and all fences (except those which divide the
property from an adjoining property). The prop-
erty will be brought to a rake-site basis. If there
are any questions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsibility to contact
the Demolition Department for clarification.
You may have the right to seek judicial relief
from this action. To do so, the appropriate action
should be filed with the Clerk of Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit within thirty (30) days of
the date of this Notice.
Any questions regarding this Notice of
Demolition may be directed to the following:
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257


Dated this 4th day of May, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
May 7, 14, 2007-1440



POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision of the
State of Florida,


Petitioner,
vs.
,356B LLC,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
SCE 06-5287 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: 356B, c/o GERALD M. SMALLEY, REGIS-
TERED AGENT, whose last known address
was 237 SOUTH WESTMONTE DRIVE, SUITE
220, ALTMORE SPRINGS, FL 32714,
RICHARD N. SCOTT AND LILLIAN SCOTT
REVOCABLE TRUST, MORTGAGEE, c/o
RICHARD N. SCOTT AND LILLIAN SCOTT,
AS CO-TRUSTEES, whose last known
address was POST OFFICE BOX 56, LOUGH-
MAN, FL 33858, his/her heirs, devisees,
assigns, or successors in interest to the
below described property
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a parcel
described as: PARCEL 1: THAT PART OF SW
1/4 OF NW 1/4 & SE 1/4 OF NW 1/4 & NE 1/4
OF SW 1/4 LYING S OF OLD DEAN STILL
ROAD & LYING N OF SR 54 & LYING E OFSR
400 & SLY 1/2 OF CLOSED ROAD PER OR
3976-1346, LESS COMMENCEATINT OF C/L
OF CR54 & W LINE OF SE 1/4 RUN ALONG
W LINE OF SE 1/4 60.16 FEET TO NLY RIGHT
OF WAY OF CR 54 N57'09'15"W ALONG
ROW24.76 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING
CONTINUE N57'09'15"W 314.94 FEET,
THENCE N32'50'45"E 143.13 FEET TO SLY
ROW OF SCOTT LANE, THENCE
S32'50'45"W 19.91 FEET POB, LESS COMM
AT INT OF ELY ROW OF 1-4 AND NLY ROW
OF CR 54, THENCE RUN S57'09'15"E
ALONG NLY ROW OF CR 54 1,076.70 FEET
TO POB, THENCE CONT FEET TO POB,
THENCE CONTINUE S57'09'15"E 197.04
FEET, THENCE N32'40'52"W 193.7 FEET,
THENCE N32'40'52"W 193.70 FEET, THENCE
N3547'13"W 242.14 FEET, THENCE
S27'01'26" 283.38 FEET TO POB & LESS
COMM AT INT OF C/L OF CR 54 & W LINE OF
SE 1/4 RUN N 60.16 FEET TO NLY ROW OF
CR 54, THENCE N57'09'15"W 129.49 FEET,
THENCE N32'50'45"E 193.79 FEET TO SLY
ROW OF SCOTT LANE, THENCE
S35'47'13"E ALONG SLY ROW 139.05 FEET,
THENCE S32'50'45" SEC W 143.13 FEET TO
POB & & LESS THAT PART OF ROW PCL 108
AS DESCRIBED IN OR 4545 PAGE 1364
LYING WITHIN POLK COUNTY FLORIDA.
PARCEL 2: TRACT 1 OF UNRECORDED
SURVEY DESCRIBED AS; COMMENCING AT
THE SE CORNER OF SW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4
RUN N 574.35 FEET TO POB, THENCE
N8447'53"W 1,828.54 FEET, THENCE N
317.58 FEET THENCE N8700'27"W 379.82
FEET THENCE S37'54'03"W 386.25 FEET TO
N ROW OF OLD DEAN STILL ROAD,
THENCE N73'07'16"W ALONG ROW 229.26
FEET TO ELY ROW OF 1-4, THENCE
N50'11'28"E ALONG ROW 137.96 FEET TO A
CURVE ALONG, THENCE ALONG CURVE
1,660.90 FEET, THENCE N48'24'46"EALONG
ROW 793.93 FEET THENCE S 893.58 FEET,
THENCE E 764.00 FEET, THENCE S 1,139.70
FEET TO POB & NLY 1/2 OF CLOSED ROAD
PER OR 3976-1846 LESS THAT PART OF
ROW PCL 108 AS DESCRIBED IN OR 4545
PAGE 1364 LYING WITHIN POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
PARCEL 3: BEGINNING AT THE SE COR-
NER OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 RUN N
574.35 FEET THENCE N84'47'53"W 1,828.26
FEET TO POB, THENCE RUN N 317.58 FEET,
THENCE N87'00'27"W 379.82 FEET, THENCE
S37'54'03"W 386.25 FEET TO N ROW OF
OLD DEAN STILL ROAD, THENCE S
69'06'18"E ALONG TOW 661.81 FEET,
THENCE S35'40'29"E ALONG TOW 4.91
FEET, THENCE N207.42 FEET TO POB LESS
THAT PART OF THE ROW PCL 108 AS
DESCRIBED IN OR 4545 PAGE 1364 LYING
WITHIN POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.-
PARCELS 1, 2 AND 3 BEING MORE PAR-
TICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: (AS
WRITTEN BY SURVEYOR); THAT PORTION
OF THE NE 1/4 AND THE NW 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 4, TOWNSHIP 26 EAST, RANGE 27
SOUTH, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT
THE SE CORNER OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE NE
1/4 OF SAID SECTION 4; THENCE RUN
N00'15'10"W ALONG THE EAST LINE OF
SAID SW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 558.17 FEET TO
THE POB; THENCE RUN N84'59'57" W
ALONG THE N LINE OF BENTLEY OAKS, AS
RECORDED IN THE PLATBOOK 93, PAGE 12
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUN-
TY FLORIDA 1,828.84 FEET TO THE NW
CORNER OF SAID BENTLEY OAKS;
THENCE RUN SOO'36'23"E ALONG THE W
LINE OF BENTLEY OAKS, 207.33 FEET TO
THE NLY ROW LINE OF SCOTT LANE;
THENCE RUN N36K04'47"W ALONG SAID
NLY ROW LINE 4.43 FEET; THENCE CONTIN-
UING ALONG SAID NLY ROW LINE RUN
N69"14'28"E ALONG SAID SLY ROW LINE
652.03 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG
SAID SLY ROW LINE RUN S36'04'47"E
140.16 FEET; THENCE RUN S26'50'44" W
272.37 FEET TO THE NLY ROW LINE OF CR
54, PER ROW TAKING AS RECORDED IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 4545, PAGE
1364, POLK COUNTY FLORIDA, AS SHOWN
ON FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANS-
PORTATION RIGHT OF WAY MA SECTION
NO. 6320-2423; THENCE RUN THE FOLLOW-
ING THREE (3) COURSES ALONG SAID NLY
ROW LINE N5726'30"W 157.36 FEET;
THENCE RUN S32'33'30"W 11.02 FEET;
THENC RUN N57'26'30"W 834.93 FEET TOT
HE ELY ROW LINE OF SR 400, PER RIGHT
OF WAY TAKING AS RECORDED IN THE
OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 4545, PAGE
1364, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND AS
SHOWN ON FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION RIGHT OF WAY MAP
SECTION NO. 6320-2423; THENCE RUN THE
FOLLOWING NINE (9) COURSES ALONG
SAID ELY ROW LINE N50'00'52"E 40.44
FEET; THENCE RUN N36'49'38"E 80.51
FEET; THENCE RUN N50'00'52"E 166.47
FEET TO A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NW;
THENCE RUN NELY ALONG SAID CURVE
HAVING A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 0111 '03", A
RADIUS OF 11,67045 FEET AN ARC LENGTH
OF 241.76 FEET; THENCE RUN N41'20'00"W
415.34 FEET TO A CURVE CONCAVE THE
NW; THENCE RUN NELY ALONG SAID
CURVE HAVING A CENTRAL ANGLE OF
04"05'52", A RADIUS OF 11,670.45 FEET AN
ARC LENGTH OF 834.69 FEET, A CHORD
BEARING OF N42'40'37"E AND A CHORD
DISTANCE OF 834.51 FEET; THENCE RUN
N48'38'16"E 516.02 FEET; THENCE DEPART-
ING SAID ELY ROW LINE RUN S0020'32"E
846.29 FEET; THENCE RUN N89"37'02"E
761.99 FEET TO THE E LINE OF THE W 1/2
OF THE NE 1/4 OF AFORESAID SECTION 4;
THENCE RUN 500'15'10"E ALONG SAID E
LINE 1,139.20 FEET TO THE POB. (TAX ID#
04-26-27-000000-032020)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Polk County
Ordinance 90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has determined that
the structures) referenced above are dilapidat-
ed structures) as defined in the Ordinance. The
structures) must be demolished and the
debris must be removed to an authorized
landfill or the structures) must be substan-
tially repaired within thirty (30) days after
this notice has been served. In order to


repair or demolish structures other than
mobile homes, you must first obtain a build-
ing or demolition permit from the Building
Department.
If a building or demolition permit is required,
you are still bound by the thirty (30) day time
period required herein. Your time to demolish
or repair is not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building Department per-
mits for exercise of said permits. You must call
the Community Development Specialist II
when the structure has been substantially
repaired or demolished.
If the dilapidated structures) are not demol-
ished or substantially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days, the structures)
shall be demolished by Polk County.


Should you fail to demolish or substantially
repair the dilapidated structures) within the 30
day time period, please be advised that you may
wish to remove all personal property and site
improvements from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and removal of debris
shall be assessed against the property own-
ers and Imposed as a lien against the real
property. If not satisfied, the lien may be
foreclosed after a period of two years In the
manner provided in Chapter 173, Florida
Statutes.
The thirty day time period may be enlarged
by the Demolition Coordinator in writing for
good cause shown. In order to receive an
extension of time, you must contact the
Building Division immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal extension of time is
not sufficient to enlarge the time period and
will not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor under contract
from Polk County, demolishes above said prop-
erty, the demolition will include the removal of all
signs of human habitation. This includes debris,
trash (excluding hazardous materials), tires,
building materials, septic tanks, all structures,
primary structure, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up to the road),
and all fences (except those which divide the
property from an adjoining property). The prop-
erty will be brought to a rake-site basis. If there
are any questions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsibility to contact
the Demolition Department for clarification.
You may have the right to seek judicial relief
from this action. To do so, the appropriate action
should be filed with the Clerk of Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit within thirty (30) days of
the date of this Notice.
Any questions regarding this Notice of
Demolition may be directed to the following:
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 4th day of May, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
May 7, 14, 2007-1445


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision of the
State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
SHERRIE L. HODGES,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-1193 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: SHERRIE L. HODGES, whose last known
address was 225 EAGLE POINT LOOP,
AUBURNDALE, FL 33823-7415, NEW BEU-
LAH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.,
MORTGAGEE, c/o LC DAVENPORT, REGIS-
TERED AGENT, whose last known address
was 919 NORTH OHIO AVENUE, LAKELAND,
FL 33801, his/her heirs, devisees, assigns, or
successors in interest to the below
described property
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a parcel
described as: LOT 9, PINEDALE, UNIT ONE,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THERE-
OFAS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 37, PAGE
46, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA. (TAX ID# 10-28-25-
323700-000090)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Polk County
Ordinance 90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has determined that
the structures) referenced above are dilapidat-
ed structures) as defined in the Ordinance. The
structures) must be demolished and the
debris must be removed to an authorized
landfill or the structures) must be substan-
tially repaired within thirty (30) days after
this notice has been served. In order to
repair or demolish structures other than
mobile homes, you must first obtain a build-
ing or demolition permit from the Building
Department.
If a building or demolition permit is required,
you are still bound by the thirty (30) day time
period required herein. Your time to demolish
or repair is not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building Department per-
mits for exercise of said permits. You must call
the Community Development Specialist II
when the structure has been substantially
repaired or demolished.
If the dilapidated structures) are not demol-
ished or substantially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days, the structures)
shall be demolished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or substantially
repair the dilapidated structures) within the 30
day time period, please be advised that you may
wish to remove all personal property and site
improvements from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and removal of debris
shall be assessed against the property own-
ers and imposed as a lien against the real
property. If not satisfied, the lien may be
foreclosed after a period of two years In the
manner provided in Chapter 173, Florida
Statutes.
The thirty day time period may be enlarged
by the Demolition Coordinator in writing for
good cause shown. In order to receive an
extension of time, you must contact the
Building Division Immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal extension of time is
not sufficient to enlarge the time period and
will not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor under contract
from Polk County, demolishes above said prop-
erty, the demolition will include the removal of all
signs of human habitation. This Includes debris,
trash (excluding hazardous materials), tires,
building materials, septic tanks, all structures;
primary structure, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up to the road),
and all fences (except those which divide the
property from an adjoining property). The prop-
erty will be brought to a rake-site basis. If there
are any questions as to what the demolition will
Include, it Is the owners responsibility to contact
the Demolition Department for clarification.
You may have the right to seek judicial relief
from this action. To do so, the appropriate action
should be filed with the Clerk of Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit within thirty (30) days of
the date of this Notice.
Any questions regarding this Notice of
Demolition may be directed to the following:
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 4th day of May, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community Development'
Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005


(863) 534-5257
May 7, 14, 2007-1429


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision of the
State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
BHRGU ITWARU,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-0852 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION


TO: BHRGU ITWARU, whose last known
address was 2155 ROXBURY ROAD, AVON
PARK, FL 33825-8404, BHRGU AVON PROP-
ERTIES, LLC, MORTGAGE, c/o ANTONIO
RODRIGUEZ, REGISTERED AGENT, whose
last known address was 2601 BISCAYNE
BOULEVARD, MIAMI, FL 33137, his/her heirs,
devisees, assigns, or successors In Interest
to the below described property
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a parcel
described as: LOT 46, MASSICOTTE SUBDI-
VISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5,
PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY FLORIDA. (TAXID# 11-30-28-
942400-000460)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Polk County
Ordinance 90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has determined that
the structures) referenced above are dilapidat-
ed structures) as defined in the Ordinance. The
structures) must be demolished and the
debris must be removed to an authorized
landfill or the structures) must be substan-
tially repaired within thirty (30) days after
this notice has been served. In order to
repair or demolish structures other than
mobile homes, you must first obtain a build-
ing or demolition permit from the Building
Department.
If a building or demolition permit is required,
you are still bound by the thirty (30) day time
period required herein. Your time to demolish
or repair is not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed In the Building Department per-
mits for exercise of said permits. You must call
the Community Development Specialist II
when the structure has been substantially
repaired or demolished.
If the dilapidated structures) are not demol-
ished or substantially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days, the structures)
shall be demolished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or substantially
repair the dilapidated structures) within the 30
day time period, please be advised that you may
wish to remove all personal property and site
improvements from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and removal of debris
shall be assessed against the property own-
ers and imposed as a lien against the real
property. If not satisfied, the lien may be
foreclosed after a period of two years in the
manner provided In Chapter 173, Florida
Statutes.
The thirty day time period may be enlarged
by the Demolition Coordinator in writing for
good cause shown. In order to receive an
extension of time, you must contact the
Building Division immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal extension of time is
not sufficient to enlarge the time period and
will not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor under contract
from Polk County, demolishes above said prop-
erty, the demolition will include the removal of all
signs of human habitation. This includes debris,
trash (excluding hazardous materials), tires,
building materials, septic tanks, all structures,
primary structure, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up to the road),
and all fences (except those which divide the
property from an adjoining property). The prop-
erty will be brought to a rake-site basis. If there
are any questions as to what the demolition will
include, it Is the owners responsibility to contact
the Demolition Department for clarification.
You may have the right to seek judicial relief
from this action. To do so, the appropriate action
should be filed with the Clerk of Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit within thirty (30) days of
the date of this Notice.
Any questions regarding this Notice of
Demolition may be directed to the following:
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 4th day of May, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
May 7, 14, 2007-1430


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision of the
State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
WILLIE PETERSON AND BERTHA PETER-
SON,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-0849 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: WILLIE PETERSON, whose last known
address was 525 SMITH ROAD, POLK CITY,
FL 33868-9016, BERTHA PETERSON, whose
last known address was 525 SMITH ROAD,
POLK CITY, FL 33868-9016, his/her heirs,
devisees, assigns, or successors in interest
to the below described property
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a parcel
described as: LOT 13, BLOCK 19A, REPLAT
OF A PORTION OF THE AMENDED MAP OF
POLK CITY ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 29, PAGES 41 & 41A, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY FLORIDA.
(TAX ID# 33-26-25-297500-020007)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Polk County
Ordinance 90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has determined that
the structures) referenced above are dilapidat-
ed structures) as defined in the Ordinance. The
structures) must be demolished and the
debris must be removed to an authorized
landfill or the structures) must be substan-
tially .repaired within thirty (30) days after
this notice has been served. In order to
repair or demolish structures other than
mobile homes, you must first obtain a build-
ing or demolition permit from the Building .
Department.
If a building or demolition permit Is required,
you are still bound by the thirty (30) day time
period required herein. Your time to demolish
or repair is not extended by the: six (6) month
period allowed in the Building Department per-
mits for exercise of said permits. You must call
the Community Development Specialist II
when the structure has been substantially
repaired or demolished.
If the dilapidated structures) are not demol-
Ished or substantially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days, the structures)
shall be demolished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or substantially
repair the dilapidated structures) within the 30
day time period, please be advised that you may
wish to remove all personal property and site
improvements from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and removal of debris
shall be assessed against the property own-
ers and imposed as a lien against the real
property. If not satisfied, the lien may be


foreclosed after a period of two years In the
manner provided in Chapter 173, Florida
Statutes.
The thirty day time period may be enlarged
by the Demolition Coordinator In writing for
good cause shown. In order to receive an
extension of time, you must contact the
Building Division Immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal extension of time Is
not sufficient to enlarge the time period and
will not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor under contract
from Polk County, demolishes above said prop-
erty, the demolition will include the removal of all
signs of human habitation. This includes debris,
trash (excluding hazardous materials), tires,
building materials, septic tanks, all structures,
primary structure, sheds, garages, doghouses,


etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up to the road),
and all fences (except those which divide the
property from an adjoining property). The prop-
erty will be brought to a rake-site basis. If there
are any questions as to what the demolition will
include, it is'the owners responsibility to contact
the Demolition Department for clarification.
You may have the right to seek judicial relief
from this action. To do so, the appropriate action
should be filed with the Clerk of Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit within thirty (30) days of
the date of this Notice.
Any questions regarding this Notice of
Demolition may be directed to the following:
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 4th day of May, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
May 7, 14, 2007-1431


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision of the
State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
RUTHIE JEAN PARKER,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-0646 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: RUTHIE JEAN PARKER, whose last
known address was POST OFFICE BOX
2463, EATON PARK, FL 33840-2463, his/her
heirs, devisees, assigns, or successors in
interest to the below described property
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a parcel
described as: LOT 6, BLOCK V, EATON
PARK, FLORIDA, ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 7, PAGE 43, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
(TAX ID# 34-28-24-268000-022060)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Polk County
Ordinance 90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has determined that
the structures) referenced above are dilapidat-
ed structures) as defined in the Ordinance. The
structures) must be demolished and the
debris must be removed to an authorized
landfill or the structures) must be substan-
tially repaired within thirty (30)' days after
this notice has been served. In order to
repair or demolish structures other than
mobile homes, you must first obtain a build-
ing or demolition permit from the Building
Department.
If a building or demolition permit is required,
you are still bound by the thirty (30) day time
period required herein. Your time to demolish
or repair is not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building Department per-
mits for exercise of said permits. You must call
the Community Development Specialist II
when the structure has been substantially
repaired or demolished.
If the dilapidated structures) are not demol-
ished or substantially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days, the structures)
shall be demolished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or substantially
repair the dilapidated structures) within the 30
day time period, please be advised that you may
wish to remove all personal property and site
improvements from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and removal of debris
shall be assessed against the property own-
ers and imposed as 'aiten against the real
property. If not satisfied, the lien may be
foreclosed after a period of two years in the
manner provided in Chapter 173, Florida
Statutes.
The thirty day time period may be enlarged
by the Demolition Coordinator in writing for
good cause shown. In order to receive an
extension of time, you must contact the
Building Division immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal extension of time is
not sufficient to enlarge the time period and
will not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor under contract
from Polk County, demolishes above said prop-
erty, the demolition will include the removal of all
signs of human habitation. This includes debris,
trash (excluding hazardous materials), tires,
building materials, septic tanks, all structures,
primary structure, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up to the road),
and all fences (except those which divide the
property from an adjoining property). The prop-
erty will be brought to a rake-site basis. If there
are any questions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsibility to contact
the Demolition Department for clarification.
You may have the right to seek judicial relief
from this action. To do so, the appropriate action
should be filed with the Clerk of Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit within thirty (30) days of
the date of this Notice.
Any questions regarding this Notice of
Demolition may be directed to the following:
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 4th day of May, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
May 7, 14, 2007-1432


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision of the
State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
ROBERT S. WILLIAMS AND GEORGIA M.
WILLIAMS,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-0417 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: ROBERT S. WILLIAMS, whose last
known address was 2802 MASTERPIECE
ROAD, LAKE WALES, FL 33898-7657, GEOR-
GIA M. WILLIAMS, whose last known
address was 2802 MASTERPIECE ROAD,
LAKE WALES, FL 33898-7657, his/her heirs,
devisees, assigns, or successors in interest
to the below described property
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a parcel
described as: LOT 82, LAKE PIERCE
RANCHETTES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 71, PAGE 19, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY FLORIDA.


(TAX ID# 17-29-28-937000-000820)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Polk County
Ordinance 90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has determined that
the structures) referenced above are dilapidat-
ed structures) as defined in the Ordinance. The
structures) must be demolished and the
debris must be removed to an authorized
landfill or the structure s) must be substan-
tially repaired within thirty (30) days after
this notice has been served. In order to
repair or demolish structures other than
mobile homes, you must first obtain a build-
ing or demolition permit from the Building
Department.
If a building or demolition permit Is required,
you are still bound by the thirty (30) day time


You may have the right to seek judicial relief
from this action. To do so, the appropriate action
should be filed with the Clerk of Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit within thirty (30) days of
the date of this Notice.
Any questions regarding this Notice of
Demolition may be directed to the following:
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 4th day of May, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
May 7,14, 2007-1434


10


* .:. :,..V..': ,, ; -.. *, ., .



period required herein. Your time to demolish
or repair is not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building Department per-
mits for exercise of said permits. You must call
the Community Development Specialist II
when the structure has been substantially
repaired or demolished.
If the dilapidated structures) are not demol-
ished or substantially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days, the structures)
shall be demolished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or substantially
repair the dilapidated structures) within the 30
.day time period, please be advised that you may
wish to remove all personal property and site
improvements from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and removal of debris
shall be assessed against the property own-
ers and imposed as a lien against the real
property. If not satisfied, the lien may be
foreclosed after a period of two years in the
manner provided in Chapter 173, Florida
Statutes.
The thirty day time period may be enlarged
by the Demolition Coordinator in writing for
good cause shown. In order to receive an
extension of time, you must contact the
Building Division immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal extension of time is
not sufficient to enlarge the time period and
will not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor under contract
from Polk County, demolishes above said prop-
erty, the demolition will include the removal of all
signs of human habitation. This includes debris,
trash (excluding hazardous materials), tires,
building materials, septic tanks, all structures,
primary structure, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up to the road),
and all fences (except those which divide the
property from an adjoining property). The prop-
erty will be brought to a rake-site basis. If there
are any questions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsibility to contact
the Demolition Department for clarification.
You may have the right to seek judicial relief
from this action. To do so, the appropriate action
should be filed with the Clerk of Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit within thirty (30) days of
the date of this Notice.
Any questions regarding this Notice of
Demolition may be directed to the following:
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 4th day of May, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
May 7, 14, 2007-1433


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision of the
State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
LINDA A. SOMMERS,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-0337 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: LINDA A. SOMMERS, whose last known
address was POST OFFICE BOX 3368 LAKE
WALES, FL 33859-3368, WELLS FARGO
BANK, N.A., MORTGAGEE, F/K/A NORTH-
WEST BANK MINNESOTA, N.A. AS TRUSTEE
OF CENTREX HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST
1998-1, whose last known address was 101
NORTH PHILLIPS AVENUE, SIOUX FALLS,
SD 57104, his/her heirs, devisees, assigns,
or successors in interest to the below
described property
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a parcel
described as: LOT 51, POSSUM TROT,
PHASE III, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 88, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
(TAX ID# 14-27-27-739003-000510)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Polk County
Ordinance 90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has determined that
the structures) referenced above are dilapidat-
ed structures) as defined in the Ordinance. The
structures) must be demolished and the
debris must be removed to an authorized
landfill or the structures) must be substan-
tially repaired within thirty (30) days after
this notice has been served. In order to
repair or demolish structures other than
mobile homes, you must first obtain a build-
ing or demolition permit from the Building
Department.
If a building or demolition permit is required,
you are still bound by the thirty (30) day time
period required herein. Your time to demolish
or repair is not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building Department per-
mits for exercise of said permits. You must call
the Community Development Specialist II
when the structure has been substantially
repaired or demolished.
If the dilapidated structures) are not demol-
ished or substantially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days, the:structure(s)
shall be demolished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or substantially
repair the dilapidated structures) within the 30
day time period, please be advised that you may
wish to remove all personal property and site
improvements from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and removal of debris
shall be assessed against the property own-
ers and imposed as a lien against the real
property. If not satisfied, the lien may be
foreclosed after a period of two years in the
manner provided in Chapter 173, Florida
Statutes.
The thirty day time period may be enlarged
by the Demolition Coordinator in writing for
good cause shown. In order to receive an
extension of time, you must contact the
Building Division immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal extension of time is
not sufficient to enlarge the time period and
will not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor under contract
from Polk County, demolishes above said prop-
erty, the demolition will include the removal of all
signs of human habitation. This includes debris,
trash (excluding hazardous materials), tires,
building materials, septic tanks, all structures,
primary structure, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up to the road),
and all fences (except those which divide the
property from an adjoining property). The prop-
erty will be brought to a rake-site basis. If there

are any questions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsibility to contact
the Demolition Department for clarification.
















May 7, 2007




Public Notices


The Polk County Democrat


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision of the
State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
ERMA ADELIA WALKER,
Respondent(s)J
COMEIAlNI Nm
CE 07-0313 LT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: ERMA ADELIA WALKER, whose last
known address was 3239 SADDLE CREEK
ROAD, LAKELAND, FL 33801-9572, his/her
heirs, devisees, assigns, or successors in
interest to the below described property
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a parcel
described as: BEGINNING AT THE NORTH-
WEST CORNER OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE SE
1/4 OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 28 SOUTH,
RANGE 24 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA;
RUN S 89'58'30" E 235.00 FEET; THENCE S
00'06'30" W 50.00 FEET TO THE SOUTH
RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SADDLE CREEK
ROAD (S.R. 546) FOR A POB; THENCE CON-
TINUE S 00'06'30" W 285.00 FEET; THENCE
S 8958'30" E 648.41 FEET; THENCE N
04'10'00" E 300.65 FEET, TO THE SOUTH
RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SADDLE CREEK
ROAD; THENCE N 8958'30" W, WITH SAID
RIGHT OF WAY 207.07 FEET; THENCE S
00'01'30" W, WITH SAID RIGHT OF WAY
15.00 FEET; THENCE N 8958'30" W, WITH
SAID RIGHT OF WAY 462.70 FEET TO THE
POB, LYING NORTH OF WASHINGTON
STREET AND WEST OF WARREN AVENUE.
(TAX ID# 03-28-24-165000-000130)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Polk County
Ordinance 90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has determined that
the structures) referenced above are dilapidat-
ed structures) as defined in the Ordinance. The
structures) must be demolished and the
debris must be removed to an authorized
landfill or the structures) must be substan-
tially repaired within thirty (30) days after
this notice has been served. In order to
repair or demolish structures other than
mobile homes, you must first obtain a build-
ing or demolition permit from the Building
Department.
If a building or demolition permit is required,
you are still bound by the thirty (30) day time
period required herein. Your time to demolish
or repair is not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building Department per-
mits for exercise of said permits. You must call
the Community Development Specialist II
when the structure has been substantially
repaired or demolished.
If the dilapidated structures) are not demol-
ished or substantially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30)-days, the structures)
shall be demolished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or substantially
repair the dilapidated structures) within the 30
day time period, please be advised that you may
wish to remove all personal property and site
improvements from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and removal of debris
shall be assessed against the property own-
ers and imposed as a lien against the real
property. If not satisfied, the lien may be
foreclosed after a period of two years in the
manner provided in Chapter 173, Florida
Statutes.
The thirty day time period may be enlarged
by the Demolition Coordinator in writing for
good cause shown. In order to receive an
extension of time, you must contact the
Building Division immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal extension of time is
not sufficient to enlarge the time period and
will not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, r a vendor under contract.;
from Polk County, demolishes above said prop-
erty, the demolition will include the removal of all
signs of human habitation. This includes debris,
trash (excluding hazardous materials), tires,
building materials, septic tanks, all structures,
primary structure, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up to the road),
and all fences (except those which divide the
property from an adjoining property). The prop-
erty will be brought to a rake-site basis. If there
are any questions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsibility to contact
the Demolition Department for clarification.
You may have the right to seek judicial relief
from this action. To do so, the appropriate action
should be filed with the Clerk of Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit within thirty (30) days of
the date of this Notice.
Any questions regarding this Notice of
Demolition may be directed to the following:
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 4th day of May, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
May,7, 14, 2007-1435


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision of the
State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
KIMBERLY H. MOCK,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-0258 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: KIMBERLY H. MOCK, whose last known
address was 2850 RIVERWOOD DRIVE,
MULBERRY, FL 33860-6564, his/her heirs,
devisees, assigns, or successors in interest
to the below described property
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a parcel
described as: LOT 19 OF RIVERWOOD
ACRES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE SOUTH 160
FEET OF THE NORTH 505 FEET OF THE
WEST 310 FEET OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE SW
1/4 OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTH,
RANGE 23 EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
(TAX ID# 32-29-23-000000-041090)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Polk County
Ordinance 90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has determined that
the structures) referenced above are dilapidat-
ed structures) as defined in the Ordinance. The
structures) must be demolished and the
debris must be removed to an authorized
landfill or the structures) must be substan-
tially repaired within thirty (30) days after
this notice has been served. In order to
repair or demolish structures other than
mobile homes, you must first obtain a build-
ing or demolition permit from the Building
Department.
Ifa building or demolition permit is required,
you are still bound by the thirty (30) day time


period required herein. Your time to,demolish
or repair is not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building Department per-
mits for exercise of said permits. You must call
the Community Development Specialist II
when the structure has been substantially
repaired or demolished,
If the dilapidated structures) are not demol-
ished or substantially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days, the structures)
shall be demolished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or substantially
repair the dilapidated structures) within the 30
day time period, please be advised that you may
wish to remove all personal property and site
improvements from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and removal of debris
shall be assessed against the property own-


ers and imposed as a lien against the real
property. If not satisfied, the lien may be
foreclosed after a period of two years in the
manner provided in Chapter 173, Florida
Statutes.
The thirty day time period may be enlarged
by the Demolition Coordinator in writing for
good cause shown. In order to receive an
extension of time, you must contact the
Building Division immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal extension of time is
not sufficient to enlarge the time period and
will not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor under contract
from Polk County, demolishes above said prop-
erty, the demolition will include the removal of all
signs of human habitation. This includes debris,
trash (excluding hazardous materials), tires,
building materials, septic tanks, all structures,
primary structure,.sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up to the road),
and all fences (except those which divide the
property from an adjoining property). The prop-
erty will be brought to a rake-site basis. If there
are any questions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsibility to contact
the Demolition Department for clarification.
You may have the right to seek judicial relief
from this action. To do sothe appropriate action
should be filed with the Clerk of Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit within thirty (30) days of
the date of this Notice.
Any questions regarding this Notice of
Demolition may be directed to the following:
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 4th day of May, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
May 7, 14, 2007-1436


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision of the
State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
LOUIE BURTON, SR.,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-0138 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: LOUIE BURTON, SR., whose last known
address was 2925 REYNOLDS ROAD, LAKE-
LAND, FL 33803-8326, his/her heirs,
devisees, assigns, or successors in interest
to the below described property
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a parcel
described as: LOT 23, THE SOUTH 150.0
FEET OF THE NORTH 775.0 FEET OF THE
EAST 325.0 FEET OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NE
1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 28 SOUTH,
RANGE 24 EAST POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
LESS ROAD RIGHT OF WAY OFF THE EAST
SIDE THEREOF (TAX ID# 34-28-24-264500-
000104)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Polk County
Ordinance 90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has determined that
the structures) referenced above are dilapidat-
ed structures) as defined in the Ordinance. The
structures) must be demolished and the
debris must be removed to an authorized
landfill or the structures) must be substan-
tially repaired within thirty (30) days after
this notice has been served. In order to
repair or demolish structures. other than
mobile homes, you must first obtain a build-
ing or demolition permit from the Building
Department.
If a building or demolition permit is required,
you are still bound by the thirty (30) day time
period required herein. Your time to demolish
or repair is not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building Department per-
mits for exercise of said permits. You must call
the Community Development Specialist II
when the structure has been substantially
repaired or demolished.
If the dilapidated structures) are not demol-
ished or substantially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days, the structures)
shall be demolished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or substantially
repair the dilapidated structures) within the 30
day time period, please be advised that you may
wish to remove all personal property and site
improvements from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and removal of debris
shall be assessed against the property own-
ers and imposed as a lien against the real
property. If not satisfied, the lien may be
foreclosed after a period of two years in the
manner provided in Chapter 173, Florida
Statutes.
The thirty day time period may be enlarged
by the Demolition Coordinator in writing for
good cause shown. In order to receive an
extension of time, you must contact the
Building Division immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal extension of time is
not sufficient to enlarge the time period and
will not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor under contract
from Polk County, demolishes ab6ve said prop-
erty, the demolition will include the removal of all
signs of human habitation. This includes debris,
trash (excluding hazardous materials), tires,
building materials, septic tanks, all structures,
primary structure, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up to the road),
and all fences (except those which divide the
property from an adjoining property). The prop-
erty will be brought to a rake-site basis. If there
are any questions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsibility to contact
the Demolition Department for clarification.
You may have the right to seek judicial relief
from this action. To do so, the appropriate action
should be filed with the Clerk of Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit within thirty (30) days of
the date of this Notice.
Any questions regarding this Notice of
Demolition may be directed to the following:
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 4th day of May, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-900'5
(863) 534-5257
May 7, 14, 2007-1438


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision of the
State of Florida,
Petitioner,


vs.
BETTY JOANN SMITH,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CF 06-6837 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: BETTY JOANN SMITH, whose last
known address was 824 HAYNES ROAD,
LAKELAND, FLORIDA 33809-7677, his/her
heirs, devisees, assigns, or successors in
interest to the below described property
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a parcel
described as: LOT 18, HERNDON WOODS,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THERE-
OF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 102,
PAGE 50, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF


POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA. (TAX ID# 12-28-
24-178757-000180)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Polk County
Ordinance 90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has determined that
the structures) referenced above are dilapidat-
ed structures) as defined in the Ordinance. The
structures) must be demolished and the
debris must be removed to an authorized
landfill or the structures) must be substan-
tially repaired within thirty (30) days after
this notice has been served. In order to
repair or demolish structures other than
mobile homes, you must first obtain a build-
ing or demolition permit from the Building
Department.
If a building or demolition permit is required,
you are still bound by the thirty (30) day time
period required herein. Your time to demolish
or repair is not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building Department per-
mits for exercise of said permits. You must call
the Community Development Specialist II
when the structure has been substantially
repaired or demolished.
If the dilapidated structures) are not demol-
ished or substantially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days, the structures)
shall be demolished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or substantially
repair the dilapidated structures) within the 30
day time period, please be advised that you may
wish to remove all personal property and site
improvements from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and removal of debris
shall be assessed against the property own-
ers and Imposed as a lien against the real
property. If not satisfied, the lien may be
foreclosed after a period of two years in the
manner provided in Chapter 173, Florida
Statutes. 6
The thirty day time period may be enlarged
by the Demolition Coordinator in writing for
good cause shown. In order to receive an
extension of time, you must contact the
Building Division immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal extension of time is
not sufficient to enlarge the time period and
will. not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor under contract
from Polk County, demolishes above said prop-
erty, the demolition will include the removal of all
signs of human habitation. This includes debris,
trash (excluding hazardous materials), tires,
building materials, septic tanks, all structures,
primary structure, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up to the road),
and all fences (except those which divide the
property from an adjoining property). The prop-
erty will be brought to a rake-site basis. If there
are any questions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsibility to contact
the Demolition Department for clarification.
You may have the right to seek judicial relief
from this action. To do so, the appropriate action
should be filed with the Clerk of Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit within thirty (30) days of
the date of this Notice.
Any questions regarding this Notice of
Demolition may be directed to the following:
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 4th day of May, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
May 7, 14, 2007-1441

POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision of the
State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
GIFFORD & GIFFORD PROPERTIES, LLC,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 06-6309 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: GIFFORD & GIFFORD PROPERTIES,
LLC, c/o RICHARD A. GIFFORD, REGIS-
TERED AGENT, whose last known address
was 202 LAKE MIRIAM DRIVE, SUITE E4,
LAKELAND, FL 33813, his/her heirs,
devisees, assigns, or successors in Interest
to the below described property
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a parcel
described as: LOT 323, LESS THE EAST 83
FEET THEREOF, TOGETHER WITH THAT
CERTAIN VACATED ROADWAY DEDICATION
OF INMAN DRIVE, VACATED BY THE BOARD
OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, AS
RECORDED OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK
2239, PAGE 2228, INWOOD NUMBER 6,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14, PAGES 2, 2A
AND 2B, PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA. (TAX ID# 13-28-25-
343500-003232)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Polk County
Ordinance 90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has determined that
the structures) referenced above are dilapidat-
ed structures) as defined in the Ordinance. The
structures) must be demolished and the
debris must be removed to an authorized
landfill or the structures) must be substan-
tially repaired within thirty (30) days after
this notice has been served. In order to
repair or demolish structures other than
mobile homes, you must first obtain a build-
ing or demolition permit from the Building
Department.
If a building or demolition permit is required,
you are still bound by the thirty (30) day time
period required herein. Your time to demolish
or repair, is not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building Department per-
mits for exercise of said permits. You must call
the Community Development Specialist II
when the structure has been substantially
repaired or demolished.
If the dilapidated structures) are not demol-
ished or substantially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days, the structures)
shall be demolished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or substantially
repair the dilapidated structures) within the 30
day time period, please be advised that you may
wish to remove all personal property and site
improvements from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and removal of debris
shall be assessed against the property own-
ers ahd imposed as a lien against the real
property. If not satisfied, the lien may be
foreclosed after a period of two years in the
manner provided in Chapter 173, Florida
Statutes.
The thirty day time period may be enlarged
by the Demolition Coordinator in writing for
good cause shown. In order to receive an
extension of time, you must contact the
Building Division immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal extension of time is
not sufficient to enlarge the time period and
will not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor under contract


from Polk County, demolishes above said prop-
erty, the demolition will include the removal of all
signs of human habitation. This includes debris,
trash (excluding hazardous materials), tires,
building materials, septic tanks, all structures,
primary structure, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up to the road),
and all fences (except those which divide the
property from an adjoining property). The prop-
erty will be brought to a rake-site basis. If there
are any questions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsibility to contact
the Demolition Department for clarification.
You may have the right to seek judicial relief
from this action. To do so, the appropriate action
should be filed with the Clerk of Court of the


Tenth Judicial Circuit within thirty (30) days of
the date of this Notice.
Any questions regarding this Notice of
Demolition may be directed to the following:
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 4th day of May, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
May 7, 14, 2007-1443


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision of the
State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
NARAINE RAMSAMMY AND SHAFEENA
RAMSAMMY,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 06-5328 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: NARAINE RAMSAMMY, whose last
known address was 3924 NORTH SCENIC
HIGHWAY, LAKE WALES, FL 33898-7621,
SHAFEENA RAMSAMMY, whose last known
address was 3924 NORTH SCENIC HIGH-
WAY, LAKE WALES, FL 33898-7621, SILCO
PROPERTIES, INC., MORTGAGEE, c/o
DARLA D. LANG, REGISTERED AGENT,
whose last known address was 1628
WILLIAMSBURG SQUARE, LAKELAND, FL
33803, his/her heirs, devisees, assigns, or
successors in interest to the below
described property
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a parcel
described as: BEGIN AT THE INTERSECTION
OF THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 2, STARR
LAKE VILLA, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
4, PAGES 7 & 8, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA WITH THE
EXISTING EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF ALTER-
NATE HIGHWAY NO. 27 (COUNTY ROAD NO.
17) AND RUN THENCE N 81'23'12"E ALONG
THE SOUTH BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 2,
522.00; THENCE N 38'57'24" W 191.41 FEET;
THENCE S 86'40'00" W, 396.00 FEET TO
SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY; THENCE S
00'07'19" W ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY,
204.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
LESS AND EXCEPT:
A PORTION OF LOT 2 OF STARR LAKE,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 7 &
8, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE INTERSECTION OF
THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 2 WITH THE
EXISTING EAST RIGHT OF WAY OF ALTER-
NATE HIGHWAY NO. 27; THENCE RUN ON
AN ASSUMED BEARING OF N 81'23'12"
EAST, 247.39 FEET ALONG THE SOUTH
LINE OF SAID LOT 2; THENCE N 00'04'02"
EAST 46.83 FEET; THENCE N 83'30'54"
EAST, 23.83 FEET TO THE POB; THENCE
CONTINUE N 11'05'46" WEST, 65.32 FEET;
THENCE S 78'54'14" WEST 41.85 FEET;
THENCE S 13'33'47" EAST 62.24 FEET TO
THE POB. (TAX ID# 14-29-27-860590-000206)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Polk County
Ordinance 90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has determined that
the structures) referenced above are dilapidat-
ed structures) as defined in the Ordinance. The
structures) must be demolished and the
debris must be removed to an authorized
landfill or the structures) must be substan-
tially repaired within thirty (30) days after
this notice has been served. In order to
repair or demolish' structures other than
mobile homes, you must first obtain a build-
ing or demolition permit from the Building
Department.
If a building or demolition permit is required,
you are still bound by the thirty (30) day time
period required herein. Your time to demolish
or repair is not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building Department per-
mits for exercise of said permits. You must call
the Community Development Specialist II
when the structure has been substantially
repaired or demolished.
If the dilapidated structures) are not demol-
ished or substantially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days, the structures)
shall be demolished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or substantially
repair the dilapidated structures) within the 30
day time period, please be advised that you may
wish to remove all personal property and site
improvements from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and removal of debris
shall be assessed against the property own-
ers and imposed as a lien against the real
property. If not satisfied, the lien may be
foreclosed after a period of two years in the
manner provided in Chapter 173, Florida
Statutes.
The thirty day time period may be enlarged
by the Demolition Coordinator in writing for
good, cause shown. In order to receive an
extension of time, you must contact the
Building Division immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal extension of time is
not sufficient to enlarge the time period and
will not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor under contract
from Polk County, demolishes above said prop-
erty, the demolition will include the removal of all
signs of human habitation. This includes debris,
trash (excluding hazardous materials), tires,
building materials, septic tanks, all structures,
primary structure, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up to the road),
and all fences (except those which divide the
property from an adjoining property). The prop-
erty will be brought to a rake-site basis. If there
are any questions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsibility to contact
the Demolition Department for clarification.
You may have the right to seek judicial relief
from this action. To do so, the appropriate action
should be filed with the Clerk of Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit within thirty (30) days of
the date of this Notice.
Any questions regarding this Notice of
Demolition may be directed to the following:
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 4th day of May, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
May 7, 14, 2007-1444


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY


COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision of the
State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
ESTATE OF JACK BOYD, DECEASED, IF
ANY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS,
ASSIGNEES OR OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST JACK
BOYD, DECEASED AND, SARVARIE W.
BOYD,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 06-5176 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION


TO: ESTATE OF JACK BOYD, DECEASED,
whose last known address was 208 MODEST
STREET, LAKELAND, FL 33805-3121, SAR-
VARIE W. BOYD, whose last known address
was 208 MODEST STREET, LAKELAND, FL
33805-3121, his/her heirs, devisees, assigns,
or successors in interest to the below
described property
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a parcel
described as: LOTS 4, 5, 20 AND 21, BLOCK
A, W.V. RANSOM'S ADDITION, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 27, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AND LOTS 6 AND 19, LESS THE
WEST 1/2 THEREOF, BLOCK A, IN W.V. RAN-
SOME'S ADDITION, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 3, PAGE 27, AND PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
83, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA. (TAX ID# 11-31-23-
158501-001040)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Polk County
Ordinance 90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has determined that
the structures) referenced above are dilapidat-
ed structures) as defined in the Ordinance; The
structures) must be demolished and the
debris must be removed to an authorized
landfill or the structures) must be substan-
tially repaired within thirty (30) days after
this notice has been served. In order to
repair or demolish structures other than
mobile homes, you must first obtain a build-
ing or demolition permit from the Building
Department.
If a building or demolition permit is required,
you are still bound by the thirty (30) day time
period required herein. Your time to demolish
or repair is not extended by the six (6) month
period allowed in the Building Department per-
mits for exercise of said permits. You must call
the Community Development Specialist II
when the structure has been substantially
repaired or demolished.
If the dilapidated structures) are not demol-
ished or substantially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days, the structures)
shall be demolished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or substantially
repair the dilapidated structures) within the 30
day time period, please be advised that you may
wish to remove all personal property and site
improvements from the subject property. The
cost of the demolition and removal of debris
shall be assessed against the property own-
ers and imposed as a lien against the real
property. If not satisfied, the lien may be
foreclosed after a period of two years in the
manner provided in Chapter 173, Florida
Statutes.
The thirty day time period may be enlarged
by the Demolition Coordinator in writing for
good cause shown. In order to receive an
extension of time, you must contact the
Building Division immediately upon receipt
of this Notice. A verbal extension of time is
not sufficient to enlarge the time period and
will not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor under contract
from Polk County, demolishes above said prop-
erty, the demolition will include the removal of all
signs of human habitation. This includes debris,
trash (excluding hazardous materials), tires,
building materials, septic tanks, all structures,
primary structure, sheds, garages, doghouses,
etc., slabs, footers, driveways (up to the road),
and all fences (except those which divide the
property from ah adjoining property). The prop-
erty will be brought to a rake-site basis. If there
are any questions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsibility to contact
the Demolition Department for clarification.
You may have the right to seek judicial relief
from this action. To do so, the appropriate action
should be filed with the Clerk, of Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit within thirty (30) days of
the date of this Notice:
Any questions regarding this Notice of
Demolition may be directed to the following: p
Carla R. Lively,' Community Development
Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 4th day of May, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
May 7,14, 2007-1446


INVITATION TO BID
The City of Fort Meade is accepting Request
for Proposals for Solid Waste & Recycling
Collection Services. Submit 1 original and 6
copies of sealed proposals to Fort Meade City
Hall located at 8 West Broadway, Fort Meade,
Florida 33841. Questions may be directed to the
Clerk's Office at 863.285.1100, ext 233.
Proposals are due by May 21, 2007 at 2:00 pm.
May 7, 14, 2007-1447

ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE OR
DISPOSITION
Notice of hereby given that Budget Mini Storage
intends to sell or otherwise dispose of personal
property described below to enforce a lien
imposed on said property under the Florida Self
Storage Facility Act (Section 83.806). The owner
will sell or otherwise dispose of the property on
the 24th day of May, 2007, at 9:30 am at 1925
George Jenkins Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33815.
Items to be sold or disposed of are household
goods, furniture and misc. boxes unless other
wise stated.
B14 DELORES DUNN
C16 LATRONIA ALLEN
C23 MARY JENKINS
C33 SOPHIA MICHAEL
C39 SOPHIA MICHAEL
C68 MARY JENKINS
F02 MELISSA BRYANT
Sale or disposition subject to cancellation in the
event of settlement. Should it be impossible to
sale or otherwise dispose of these goods on the
specified day, the sale, or disposition will be held
at a later such date.
May 7, 14, 2007-1449

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Jeffery Scott Smith
,deceased.
Case Number:
07CP-1036
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Jeffery
Scott Smith, deceased, Case Number 07CP-
1036, 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
Couit 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
May 7, 2007.
Regina C. Smith, 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
May 7, 14, 2007-1451



IN THE COUNTY COURT OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., A
Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
YIU HSUN SHEN, et al.,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.:
2006 CC 006299 0000 LK
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursuant 'to Final
Judgment entered on April 16, 2007 in the
above entitled cause in the County Court of Polk
County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in
Polk County, Florida described as:
LOT 8, BLOCK 809, VILLAGE 8, NEIGH-
BORHOOD 2, POINCIANA SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 53, AT PAGES
29-43, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for
cash, in the East Corridor, first floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broadway, Bartow, Polk
County, Florida will be held at 9:00 o'clock, A.M.,
on May 23. 2007.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS
OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST
FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Florida. Please note that themain 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.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Courts
By: /s/ Belinda Toledo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
May 7, 14, 2007-1420


NOTICE OF MEETING
Board of Directors Meeting
Polk Community College Foundation, Inc.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
THE POLK COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUN-
DATION will hold a Board of Directors meeting
on Friday, May 11, 2007 in the Lakeland
Technology Building, Room 1100,
Lakeland/USF Campus in Lakeland, Florida.
The meeting will begin at 12:00 nqon.
Tracy M. Porter
Executive Director
Polk Community College Foundation
May 7, 2007-1423

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK CPQUN-.
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
REG AUGUSTAS FERRELL
Deceased.
File No.:
07CP-0417
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Reg
Augustas Ferrell, deceased, whose date of
death was December 16, 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-
DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
May 7, 2007.
Personal Representative:
Jerine Ferrell
5562 Fischer Dr.
Lakeland, FL 33813
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Robert D. Hines, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 0413550
Hines, Norman, Hines P.L.
315 South Hyde Park Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33606
Telephone: (813) 251-8659
. May 7, 14, 2007-1425




EqJual rghts

for ears.


asy a-s 2EcX n a L y your visioini

Flclr a frw -Ciukic Lo beme

C-11 1 iO Visit kCirlI
I. 3 o - E, A 14 AhI U L L
b 'Lt erh CriWS- Q rg

BETTE FIL

I Ii T I T LI T E
,~.~~'I~r;Y~i~s; ~JI.~i ~ cry,,-i~















The Poll( Cointl Deniocrat


May 7. 2007


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 FOR ASSET BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-
HE1
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
ANN B. DAUPHIN, ETAL,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-2007CA-001779
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: ANN B. DAUPHIN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF ANN B. DAUPHIN
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 claimant to have any right, title
or interest in the property described in the mort-
gage being foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to
foreclose a mortgage on the following property:
ALL THAT CERTAIN LOT OR PARCEL OF
LAND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF
POLK, STATE OF FLORIDA, AND BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:
LOT 3 OF BERNARD ESTATES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 44, ON
PAGE 17, 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 June 8. 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 1st day of May,
2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Mary Murphy
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
May 7, 14, 2007-1428


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
SHIRLEY K. SWEDBERG,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GARY R. GAY, SANDRA A. GAY, ASSET
ACCEPTANCE, LLC, A FOREIGN LIMITED
LIABILITY COMPANY, AND THE GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, TRUSTEES, THEREOF AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
2007CA-002178-Sec 7
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GARY R. GAY, SANDRA A. GAY, ASSET
ACCEPTANCE, .LLC, A FOREIGN LIMITED
LIABILITY COMPANY, AND THE GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, TRUSTEES, THEREOF AND
ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST,
SYOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet
Title has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, if any, to it on John P. Collins, Jr., Esquire,
and John P. Collins, P.A., Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 59 Lake Morton Drive,
Lakeland, Florida 33801, on or before May 30,
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 the seal of this Court
on April 25, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By: /s/ Becky Hogan
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Apr. 30, May 7, 14, 21, 2007-1354


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY
EDREW CROMER,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARK L. HAROLD, PHILIP J. SABLESKI,
HAROLD A. SABLESKI, and ROMAN A.
SALBESKI,
Defendants.
/
CASE NO.:
06-CA-4344
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
ROMAN A. SABLESKI
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to quiet title to the following property in Polk
County, Florida:
LOTS 10, 11 AND 12, BLOCK G, UNIT NO.
3, IDLEWILD SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 29, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

has been filed against you, and that you are
required to serve a copy of ypur written
defenses, if any, to it on 129 South Kentucky
Avenue, Suite 702, Lakeland, Florida 33801,
on or before June 1,2007, and file the original
with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or
before 30 days from the first publication, oth-
erwise a Judgment may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
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.
DATED on April 26, 2007
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Apr. 30, May 7, 14, 21,2007-1356


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


Plaintiff,
v.
DAWN OLEKSIAK, if living, and if dead, the
unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, creditors of
DAWN OLEKSIAK, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2006CA-004519-0000-00 Sec 04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: The unknown spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors of DAWN OLEKSIAK, et al.
DEFENDANT.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to a
Partition Suit regarding the following described
property in Polk County, Florida:


Lot 45, Pioneer Trails Phase 1, according
to the map or plat thereof, as Recorded in
Plat Book 104, Pages 50 and 51, of the
Public Records of Polk County, Florida.
Note: This action for partition relates
only to the real property described
above. It does not relate in any way to
any personality Which might be situated
on the property, such as a mobile home.
has been filed against you and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any,
to it on SEAN R. PARKER, Esquire, Plaintiff's
attorney, whose address is 245 South Central
Avenue, Post Office Drawer 30, Bartow, FL
33831, on or before the 5th day of June, 2007,
and file the original with the Clerk of the Circuit
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.
DATED this 260 day of April. 2007.
Richard M. Weiss
As Clerk of Court
By: /s/ Lina Auilar
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Apr. 30, May 7, 14, 21, 2007-1355


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
S.P. DOB: 07/17/2003
MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
53-2003-DP-411800-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
MOSES BOSTICK
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Petition under oath has been filed in the above
styled Court for the permanent commitment of
S.P., a male child, born on July 17, 2003, to
Kenya Pollard
for subsequent adoption and you are hereby
COMMANDED to be and appear before HON-
ORABLE CHARLES LEE BROWN in HEARING
ROOM at 10:00 A.M. on the 28th day of June,
2007, for this hearing at POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, COURTROOM-Juvenile
Division, Courtroom 5-C, 255 N. Broadway,
BARTOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN PERSON
WILL BE TREATED AS A CONSENT TO THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND
YOU WILL PERMANENTLY LOSE ALL
LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE
CHILDREN) AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN
ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MAT-
TER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTOR-
NEY, YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND
REQUEST THAT THE COURT APPOINT YOU
AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing
a special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the Children &
Families Legal Department at 1055 US Highway
17 North, Bartow, Florida 33830, Telephone:
863-534-0062 not later than seven days prior to
the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-
800-955-871, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Debbie Stinson
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Apr. 30, May 7, 14, 21, 2007-1348

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR EQLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
AUDREY AVIS THOMPSQN a/k/a AUDREY A.
THOMPSON,
Deceased.
File No.
07-CP-0908
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of AUDREY
AVIS THOMPSON a/k/a AUDREY A. THOMP-
SON deceased, whose date of death was
March 5, 2007 and whose Social Security
Number is 320-20-1858, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division;
the address of which is P.O. Box 9000. Drawer
CC-4 Bartow. FL 33831-9000. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and
the personal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice has
been served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file'their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
April 30, 2007.
.Personal Representative:
Laureen Harkness
1510 Archers Path
Lakeland, FL 33809
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. 30, May, 7, 2007-1343


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., A
Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TOSHI NAKAJIMA, TAKAKO NAKAJIMA,. et
al., .
Defendantss.
CASE NO.:
2006 CC 002580
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAP-
TER45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Final Judgment entered on March 8.
2007, in this case now pending in this Court, the
style of which is indicated above, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at 9:00 AM on
May 23 2007, at the Jury Lounge, Second
Floor at the Polk County Courthouse, 255 N.


Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, the follow-
ing described property:
LOT 15, BLOCK 850, VILLAGE 8, NEIGH-
BORHOOD 2, POINCIANA SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 53, AT
PAGES 29-43, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC
AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL
MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAYMENT
OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE
PAID FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PUR-
SUANT TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT.
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER
CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING


AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN
SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU
FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE
ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS.
All sales are to be held at Ilte Jury I.ouine,
Second floor, of the Polk Counly Courlhollse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue,
Bartow, Florida. Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church Street. No entry
is possible from Broadway Avenue. In the
event any temporary change of location is
necessary, the Clerk shall post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location directing the bid-
ders to the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this notice; if
.you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED the 23rd day of April, 2007.
RICHARD WEISS
Clerk, County Court
By: /s/ Vanessa Marshall
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 30, May 7, 2007-1341


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
CARL EDWARD DUNN a/k/a CARL E.
DUNN,
Deceased.
PROBATE NO.
05CP-1892
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of CARL
EDWARD DUNN a/k/a CARL E. DUNN.
deceased, whose date of death was August 1,
2005, and whose Social Security Number is
317-36-3415, is pending in the Probate Court,
Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831-9000. The
names and addresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent, and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
served, must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent, and 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 (3) 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 30, 2007.
DATED this 26th day of April, 2007.
Personal Representative:
ROSEMARY DUNN FOWLER
1148 HALL LANE
ORLANDO, FLORIDA 32839
Attorney for Personal Representative:
RANDALL G. BLANKENSHIP, P.A.
170 EAST CENTRAL AVENUE
WINTER HAVEN. FLORIDA 33880
(863) 299-2068
ATTORNEY FOR ESTATE
FLORIDA BAR NO. 290289
Apr. 30, May 7, 2007-1350

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
(PROBATE DIVISION)
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DELMENA BRYAN.
Deceased.
File Number:
07CP-0986
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 DELMENA BRYAN, deceased. File
Number 07CP-0986, 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 December 1, 2005; that the total
value of the estate is Homestead-Exempt
Property and that the names and addresses of
those to whom it has been assigned by such
order is STEVE WILLIAMS, 342 Wayne Avenue,
Landsdowne, PA 19050.
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 30, 2007.
Person Giving Notice:
STEVE WILLIAMS
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
KELLY B. HARDWICK, 111
Florida Bar No.: 211028
P. O. Box 778
Bartdw, Florida 33831-0778
Telephone: 863-533-1300
Apr. 30, May 7, 2007-1349



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
HSBC BANK USA AS TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff;
vs.
NANCY S. FERRARA, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2006-CA-005316 11
NOTICE OF FORECLQSURBE.SALE.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 11th
day of April. 2007, and entered in Case No.
2006-CA-005316 11, .of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein HSBC BANK USA AS
TRUSTEE is the Plaintiff and NANCY S. FER-


RARA; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED AS
NOMINEE FOR OPTEUM FINANCIAL SER-
VICES, LLC; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NANCY
S. FERRARA A/K/A ROBERT FERRARA; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at the JURY LOUNGE,
SECOND FLOOR, POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 255 N BROADWAY, BARTOW,
FLORIDA (ENTRY ON CHURCH STREET), at
the Polk County Courthouse, in RAnr FOW
Florida, at 9:00't.m. on Ithe ;1 ihi i, \. 'f!,iy.
2007, the. following described property as sel
forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:


LOT 333, REGAL PALMS AT HIGHLAND
AND RESERVE, PHASE 4, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 131, PAGES 25 & 26, OF
IHE 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 12th day of ApriL20.Q7.
.RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk 01 The Circuit Court
By: /s/Caolp!yn.Macls
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 30, May 7, 2007-1337


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 FOR THE STRUCTURED ASSET
INVESTMENT LOAN TRUST, 2005-HE2,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
OMAR OREJARENA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
OMAR OREJARENA 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
DEAL OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES.
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; LOMA DEL SOL
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
2006-CA-004979
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
ApriL11, 2007 entered in Civil Case No. 2006-
CA-004979 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and foi 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 16th day of May.
2007 the following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 6, LOMA DEL SOL PHASE IIA,
ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 97, PAGE 46
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plusfromn 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 12th day of April007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s' Carolyn Mack,
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Apr. 30, May 7, 2007-1336

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHRISTINE MAGEE BLOODGOOD,
deceased.
/
File No.:
07CP-0269
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of CHRIS-
TINE MAGEE BLOODGOOD, deceased, whose
date of death was January 5, 2007, File Number
07CP-0269, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-
4. Bartow, Florida 33831-9000. The names and
addresses of the personal representative and
thle 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 TIME
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER 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 30,2007.
CATHERINE E. JUFER
5134 Willowbrook Lane
Lakeland, FL 33811
Personal Representative
WILMA CARRILLO
Attorney at Law
Florida Bar No: 606553
Post Office Box 7097
Lakeland, FL 33807-7097


863 607 9515
Attorney for Porsonal Representative
Apl. 30. May 7, 2007-1340
---- 4.--

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., A
Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CINDY B!OOK-R, et al.R

CASE NO.:
2006 CC 006274


NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAP-
TER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Final Judgment entered on April 16.
2007, in this case now pending in this Court, the
style of which is indicated above, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at 9:00 AM on
May 16, 2007. at the Jury Lounge, Second
Floor at the Polk County Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, the follow-
ing described property:
LOT 11, BLOCK 810, VILLAGE 8, NEIGH-
BORHOOD 2, POINCIANA SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 53, AT
PAGES 29-43, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC
AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL
MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAYMENT
OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTITLED TO BE
PAID FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PUR-
SUANT TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT.
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER
CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING
AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN
SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU
FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE
ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue,
Bartow, Florida. Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church Street. No entry
is possible from Broadway Avenue. In the
event any temporary change of location is
necessary, the Clerk shall post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location directing the bid-
ders to the temporary sale location. .
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this notice; if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED the 18th day of April. 2007.
RICHARD WEISS
Clerk, County Court
By: /s/ Angela McNally
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 30, May 7, 2007-1339


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
THE CIT GROUP/CONSUMER FINANCE,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
v.
JAMES C. WOODARD; TAMARA A.
WOODARD; and all unknown parties claiming
by, through, under or against the herein named
Defendants, who are not known to be dead or
alive, whether said unknown parties claim as
heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants;
TENANT #1 and/or TENANT #2, the parties
intended to account for the person or persons in
possession;
Defendants.
CASE NO.
2007-CA-000674-0000-00
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
JAMES C. WOODARD; TAMARA A.
WOODARD; and all unknown parties claim-
ing by, through, under or against the herein
named. Defendants, who are not known to
be dead or alive, whether said unknown par-
ties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees,
spouses, or other claimants
Current Residence Unknown, but whose
last known address was 3911 Whitedove
Drive, Lakeland, FL 33812
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
POLK County, Florida, to-wit:
THE WEST 10 FEET OF LOT 16 AND ALL
OF LOT 17, HIGHLAND COURT,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 75, AT PAGE
28, 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 DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, PA, Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 18830 U.S. Highway 19
North, Suite 300, Clearwater, Florida 33764, on
or before May 31. 2007, or within thirty (30) days
after the first publication of this Notice of Action,
and file the original with the Clerk of the Circuit
Court at 255 North Broadway, Bartow, either
before service on plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in
the amended complaint petition.
WITNESS my hanrI and the seal of this Court
on this 25th day of April. 2007.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lina Aguilar
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Apr. 30, May 7, 2007-1347


IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
MARK MORRIS and KATHY MORRIS,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
SAGA STEVIN,
Defendants.
/
CASE NUMBER:
53-2007CC-0001402-0000-00
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: SAGA STEVIN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Complaint has been filed against you in the
above matter.
YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, on Plaintiff's attor-
ney, THOMAS J. DEBARI, ESQUIRE, 5116
South Lakeland, Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33813,
or Post Office Box 6455, Lakeland,. Florida
33807, on or before May 30, 2007, and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court, either before
service on Wife's attorney or immediately there-
after. Otherwise, a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Petition.
DATED April 24, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Said Court
By /s/ Barbara A. Plehn
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Apr. 30, May 7, 14, 21, 2007-1346


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
JAMES O. VAUGHN and MARGARET S. HAN-
KIN, d/b/a CITRUS HIGHLANDS,
Plaintiff,
vs.
NICOIL LONG DEWDNEY, n/k/a NICOIL


TRENSEASE LONG,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.:
2006 CC 002580
NOTICE QESALE PURSUANT TO CHAP-
IEBE~L
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Final Judgment entered on ADp8iL2L
2007, in this case now pending in this Court, the
style of which is indicated above, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at 9:00 AM on
May__23,-2Q07, at the Jury Lounge, Second
Floor at the Polk County Courthouse, 255 N,
Broadway, laii;ow, Florida 33830, (lio illow
ing described property:
LOT 99, CITRUS HIGHLANDS PHASE IV


SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN 'PLAT
BOOK 88, PAGE 45, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA;
TAX FOLIO NUMBER: 063026-692942;
000990
IF THIS PROPERTY IS SOLD AT PUBLIC
AUCTION, THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL
MONEY FROM THE SALE AFTER PAYMENT
OF PERSONS WHO ARE ENTITLED-TO BE
PAID FROM THE SALE PROCEEDS PUR-
SUANT TO THIS FINAL JUDGMENT. '
IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER
CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING
AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN
SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF-YOU
FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE
ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS.'
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue,
Bartow, Florida. Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church Street. No entry
is possible from Broadway Avenue. Inthe
event any temporary change of location is
necessary, the Clerk shall post a "Notice: of
Change" at the sale location directing the bid-
ders to the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to
you, to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this notice;.if
you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDd
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED the 23rd day of April 2007.
RICHARD WEISS
Clerk, County Court
By: /s/ Vanessa Marshall
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Apr. 30, May 7, 2007-1345


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION. '
IN RE: Estate of -
MARQUITA ELAINE DUNLOP a/k/a-MJAR-
QUITA E. DUNLOP, a/k/a MARQUITA DUNtLOP,
Deceased.
PROBATE NO. --'
05CP-1/775
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of MAR FUI-
TA ELAINE DUNLOP a/k/a MARQUITAE E: O-
LOP, a/k/a MARQUITA DUNLOP, deceased,
whose date of death was June 12, 2003,and
whose Social Security Number is 5.--2,3i869
is pending in the Probate Coun. Polk County.
Florida, Probate Division, the address. ol whcn
is Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC.-.'Bearto
Florida 33831-9000. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent, and other 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 THREE (3) MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent, and 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 (3) 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 30, 2007.
DATED this 25th day of April, 2007.
Personal Representative:
JAMES JOHN DUNLOP
132 LINCOLN ROAD
WINTER HAVEN, FLORIDA 33884
Attorney for Personal Representative:
RANDALL G. BLANKENSHIP, P.A.
170 EAST CENTRAL AVENUE
WINTER HAVEN, FLORIDA 33880
(863) 299-2068
ATTORNEY FOR ESTATE
FLORIDA BAR NO. 290289
Apr. 30, May 7, 2007-1344

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BOBBY WILLIAM JOHNSON,
Deceased.
File Number
06CP-3047
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
The administration of the estate of CARLTON
E. THOMAS, deceased, File Number 07CP-
0954, is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
FL 33831-9000. The name and address of the
joint personal representative and of the joint per-
sonal representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All interested persons are required to file with
the Court of this court, WITHIN THREE
MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE all claims
against the estate in the form and manner pre-
scribed by Section 733.703 of the Florida
Statutes and Rule 5.490 of the Florida Rules 6f
Probate and Guardianship Procedure.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Date of the first publication of this Notice:
April 30, 2006.
LEON THOMAS
Personal Representative
5137 Harvest Lane
Lakeland, FL 33811
Adrian Gabaldon
Attorney for the Petitioner
Post Office Box 1303
Auburndale, Florida 33823
(863) 967-3557
Florida Bar No. 137081 .
Apr. 30, May 7, 2007-1342



Prese rvle Yo Iur
Cherished
Menlo ries WVith t
Heat Sealed
Larmn1inati on

Engerge'r'mie4nt3S
weddEngs. birthls, honors
and he'rtafge. Cnomp.are .
teasea laow plces to' thta
vatue of kInownig that your
calppenrsa wil bt
pTreserved from tanrang or
fadinrgf with ,ea.


2-~E~3/S-$ S1.00
~3x5-$1254;~a

S- 1/2x811 --. $250 Si-,
Luggari ~T~~ $01.2
i2x18L-$5..t~.00


Th-os Rnlk Ccounty
W.1 cmrwt
Ln i. 54.A'.


12


public otices~ice












May 7, 2007 The Polk County Democrat


J7Sefa Sy Ee Sea



1 800- 847- 0356


Vacation Cottage House For Rent. 2 Bedroom sleeps (6) $795 per week.
1 Bedroom, sleeps (4) $695 per week. Full kitchens, patio and large
living rooms, CHA, fully furnished including linens, etc. Steps to beach,
great island location. Bella by the Sea Call Betty 800-847-0356.


SERVICES
AIRBORNE TREE SERVICE. Complete
tree service available. Licensed and In-
sured. Free Estimates. Senior and Milita-
ry discounts. 863-370-0221.
BASS LAWN CARE
Free estimates given. Commercial or
Residential. Call 533-2244. Licensed and
Insured.
CALVIN'S HAULING INC.
Topsoil, filldit, concrete wash. Licensed
and Insured. Call 533-1852 leave mes-
sage if no answer.
CERTIFIED ROOFING. Best prices in
town. Guaranteed. 863-534-1239.
CERTIFIED ROOFING. Why spend
$1,000's for a new roof when repairs is
all you need. 863-401-5501.
LET US do the housework for you From
dishes to laundry. Free estimates. Call.
533-2275 or 205-1938.

OFFICE SPACE
FOR RENT


LOPEZ PHOTOS. We do weddings,
sweet 16 etc. Se habla espanol. 863-
324-3255 or cell 863-860-5204.
LYNN'S CLEANING. We'll clean what
you don't want to clean! 863-533-8608-
Cell 863-440-1658. Lic# 99970029065.
PHOTOGRAPHY. WE do weddings and
more! Call Creech Photography at 533-
5676.
PORTRAIT AND wedding photography.
Children, families, pets, in-home sittings.
Jack Littlefield, Photographic Memories.
533-9064.
PRO-GRASS LAWN MAINTENANCE.
Commercial, Residential, Licensed, In-
sured. Free estimates. Tractor work, box
blade, mowing, loader, brush rake. Tony
(863)285-6451.


COMMERCIAL
RENTAL
COMMERCIAL space rent, 285-8040.

ART.
ASK FOR
MORE.
----w-a-----
For more information about the
importance of arts education, please contact
www.AmericansForTheArts.org.


AMERICANS
/'ARTS


l eit ge The donation is tax deductible.
orteB d Pick-up is free
tLe 1 We take care of all the paperwork.







STOP LEG CRAMPS L p
BEFORE THEY STOP YOU. CUlet

Calcet'svtriple calcium formula is designed to help pTheVi~ja
stop low calcium leg cramps. Just ask your pharmacist.

.... ' '' 1


n: B
Q* t T TC A Celebrating Florida's Diverse
Heritage at the Stephen Foster
Folk Culture Center State Park
FOLK FESTIVAL in White Springs, FL
MUSIC. HERITAGE. LEGEND. MAY 25-27, 2007
Experience old-fasliioned Florida storytelling, crafts and culture,
plus Amy Carol Webb, Charlie McCoy, Del Snggs, Patchwork, VTW,
Jim Carick, Ben Prestagc, Papaloko & Loray Mystik, Red & Chris
Henry, Jeasie Fitchen, Mindy Simmons, and many more!
Visit FloridaFolkFestival.com today, or call 1-877-6FL-FOLK.
StOUb to yo. by the Florid. Dleprten.t of Ernvioomen.al Proclinn, Diviionf Re ion and Pa.lk.



Small Space Ads are Effective

You're reading this one.

Call 533-4183 to place your ad.


RUNNING ON

EMPTY?

Delivering the Democrat -
Can Help You Pay Your Bills!


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


You must have a reliable vehicle
and a listed phone number.
i # .r, ,,g. ',(s.
^*.'' n- .- ...it


U,.
a,


np~gli~i~ I
!5 :SaF~.~8~p-r
fi:2;~-~L;-;c
,.
;2
iii~rr~lPII


"T' c ,' ,b where you get paid for throwing things!"

,:-i..,is ion varies with the number of subscribers, the
I i.,y.n ol Ihe route and the number of Thursdays in the month.


Classifieds


APARTMENT
FOR RENT



ASHLEY GLEN APARTMENTS

IS NOW LEASING

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


FOR SALE
110 FOUR wheeler, drove once, 2 new
helmets. 863-455-2102. $1,000 OBO.
1920'S STYLE wood bedroom set. Full
headboard, foot board, dresser, vanity
and stool $250. 644-0610.
1997 HONDA Shadow Spirit 1100 CC
Cruiser, drive shaft, hydraulic jack, cov-
er, low miles, custom paint, new battery,
many extras $3,650 OBO. Bartow 581-
4697.


BATTERY CAR or Truck. 6 months old.
Titanium 613 amps. Cost $75, sell $50.
863-324-5168.
BATTERY FOR Motorcycle. Never used,
'275 cold cranking amps. 63/4 long, 51/8
tall, 3x1/8 wide, $50. Call 863-324-5168.
BICYCLE ORANGE County Chopper
Shwinn Sting Ray. Red and chrome.
Awesome condition, $100. 863-602-
47e0.
BRAND NEW lawn mower, weed eater
and edger, less than 6 hours on all.
$450.00. Call 324-6545.
CANOE ELECTRIC motor, $500. 12ft. fi-
ber glass boat, 6 hp Evenrude galvanism
trailer, electric motor, battery, $1100. 785
Alice Place, Bartow. 533-6444.
CATAHOULA CUR puppies, one male,
two females, 8 weeks old on 04/05. Had
all shots. $40 each. 559-5424.
CEILING FAN, Jeff Gordon almost new!
,Geat for Racing Fan or Kids room! $150.
863-425-8325.
PIANO KIMBALL upright #300 OBO.
Call Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
863-644-1451.


COLLECTABLE ERTL Texaco Ford
1905 delivery car. Die cast Bank #4 in
series. Car & box in mint condition,
$250/obo. 863-944-0556!b
EASY MULE electric gate opener, $350.
Brand new still in box. 863-661-1018.
GO CARTS (2) $200 for both 863-661-
1019.
JOHN DEERE 2150 Tractor, 50 hp,
$6500 call 533-7715.
LARGE BIRD cage $400 OBO. Exercise
machine (Manual. Telescope Meade
$100. Casio Key Board $100 OBO. Ster-
eo 6 CD player $400 OBO. 533-6345.
ONE OWNER 03 Red Mustang converti-
ble, new tires, auto shift, electric locks
and seats, leather seats, good condition.
$12,500. 863-512-0067.
RAINBOW VACUUM cleaner $150. 285-
8589.
REFRIGERATOR SIDE by side. Fair
looking, excellent working condition
$50. 863-602-4720.
STEEL BUILDINGS custom sizes sur-
plus inventory discounted. 863-559-
6960.
TWIN SIZE craftmatic bed. 2 months old.
Excellent condition $1,000. 863-512-
0493.
WHITE 40X16X12. Almost new! $60 or
OBO. Call Monday, Saturday, 10 a.m. -
10 p.m. 863-644-1451.
VEH :E
FOR SA .,E
94 CHEVY 1500 extend.: cab, every-
thing works great, $5,:. O. cBO. 97
Chrysler Sebring con%. ile. Excellent
Condition, $6,500 O-.1. ;.'.' 3018 leave
message.
1987 DO. 3E Cargo Van white, only
front seats, 86,000 miles, $1000 OBO.
533-6483.


SGREAT ON GAS. 95 Infinity J30, new
tires, cold air $2,500. OBO, 863-581-
2781.

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

MOBILE HOME
FOR SALE
2 BEDROOM, 2 bath mobile home, fur-
nished, $16,000. Crosby & Associates,
Inc. Broker. 863-559-4945.


OAK HAMMOCK, 2455 US Hwy 17
South, Lot 54 Bartow, FL. 33830. Palm
Harbor 1987-40x36. 2 bedroom, 2 bath,
new A/C, 10x15 utility room, all new vi-
nyl. $27,000. 863-551-9090 or 863-533-
8288.

COMMERCIAL
PROPERTY
FOR SALE
FOR LEASE or SALE. 2500 sq. ft. ware-
house/office in Bartow. Quality Reality &
Investment, Inc. 533-0888.
OFFICE BUILDING for sale or lease,
4500 sq. ft. Currently divided into 3
suites. Located on 195 Orange Avenue,
Bartow. Quality Realty and Investment,
Inc. 863-533-0888.


1 BELROOM apartment, CHA, nice
neighborhood, Suitable for adults. 533-
7529.
1 BEDRCOOM, furnished., No pets. NO
smoking. Fartow. 646-0109.
2 BEDRO .M, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, CHA.
Northside Apartments, 719 Wanamaker
Avenue, Fort Meade. Contact Sheila
863-375-9988 or 863-285-7203.
APARTMENT RENT SPECIAL. Orange
Avenue, behind NAPA, LAST MONTH
RENT FREE WITH ONE YEAR LEASE!!
FIRST MONTH RENT AND $500, DE-
POSIT TO MOVE IN, APP. REQUIRED,
NO FEE. 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
$800/month, 2 bedroom, 2 bath
$750/month. Full kitchen. w/d hookups.
No pets. 2 child maximum. Gibson and
Wirt, Inc. Real Estate- 533-3131.
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 LIVING, single story apart-
ment available. Studio $455, 1 bedroom
$520. Hurry-only a few left. Call 863-
534-3243. Bearcreek Apartments.
EFFICIENCY WEEKLY or monthly. all
utilities pus cable included. Completely
furnished, pool, laundry room on site.
Small pets allowed. 533-5553.
FURNISHED 2 bedroom apartment.
Suitable for adults. No pets. $750
month, $400 security. Call Fort Meade
Motel 285-8040.
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.

HOUSE
FOR RENT
2-NEW HUD Homes, 3/1, 810 sq. ft., all
appliances, $795 plus security. No pets.
Background check. For information 386-
446-8836.
2/3 BEDROOM, nice quiet neighbor-
hood. First and security. 795 W. Hooker,
533-1372.


FOR SALE OR RENT-3 BEDROOM, 1
bath, CHA, patio. 416 W. Broadway, Fort
Meade. No pets. 863-285-9740 or 863-
944-1642.
FORT MEADE, Lake.Buffum. 3 bed-
room, 1 bath, AC, Lake Front. Refrigera-
tor, stove. $900 per month, first, last. 1-
561-308-7566.
LEASE WITH option. 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
CHA, washer/dryer, dishwasher, screen
room, sec. plus $900/month. 863-869-
8762-863-205-3399.
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.
HOUSE
FOR SALE
TOP NOTCH REALTY
Website www.topnotchrealty.org

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.
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.
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.
"PARENTS OF U. F. Students" Great In-
vestment! 32 residence split plan. Per-
fect inside and out. Great location/resi-
dental neighborhood. 1 mile N. of cam-
pus. $159,900. Call Kenny 581-6163.
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.


DUPLEX
FOR RENT
UNFURNISHED BARTOW: N. Oak Ave-
nue. 2 bedroom, one bath, central H/R.
separate utility room, carpet, blinds, ap-
pliances. $625 month. CALL T. R.
TUCKER, INC. (863) 665-6846.


0Congatulatio00




on your1

F Masters of Arts Degree in

Guidance & Counselor

Education

University of South Florida


Certificate in Play Therapy, Perfect 4.0 GPA,

Honor society Phi Kappa Phi,

'Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor 0ciety.

All of this and still the best Wife, Mother,
Best Friend anyone could have.


Love, Meal & Logan


GENERAL
HELP WANTED
CLASSIFIED REPRESENTATIVE
The Polk County Democrat, Lake Wales
and Fort Meade is hiring a F/T Classified
Sales Representative to in their Bartow
office. Must have outgoing personality.
Sales experience a plus but not neces-
sary. We are part of a Major Media Com-
pany and offer a full Benefit Package
and Compensation Package including a
hourly wage plus commission and bonus
Ask for S.L or Bob, 863-533-4183.


DRIVER-CDLA
STEEP PAY AHEAD!
*Up to $55,000/YEAR
Immediate Benefits
1 year T/T experience
23 years old
Call our Orlando Office
Today/!
866-451-4506

EXPERIENCED HELP needed in Mul-
berry Restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and
dinner. Call Kim Martin 604-8828 after
2:00 p.m.
GROVE WORKER wanted. Tractor
work, hand labor, irrigation, etc. Drivers
license required. Bilingual a plus. 537-
1177.
INSIDE/OUTSIDE SALES promotional
products company. Customer Service
skills a must. Contact Logoland. Send re-
sume to Logoland2@aol.com.
LOCAL CITRUS company needs truck
driver for local deliveries with Class A
CDL classification. 863-537-1343.
PART/TIME PACKAGE flexible hours.
Apply XYZ Liquors, US Highway 17 S.,
Bartow, FL.


GENERAL
HELP WANTED

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

OFFICE ASSISTANT for local catering
company. 40 hours a week. Computer,
phone and bookkeeping experience nec-
essary. Must be willing to work fast pace.
Call 533-6483 10 a.m.-2 p.m.. Fax re-
sume to 534-8980.
PART/TIME MEDICAL assistant and
full/time receptionist needed for busy
Dr's office. Bilingual preferred. Fax re-
sume to: 863-285-6701.
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.
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
DRIVER WANTED-CDL Class A. Clean
driving record-local. Good pay. Benefits.
Health insurance. Reim program. MTR
Farms 863-767-1667.


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


STEEP PAY
AHEAD!
* Up to $55,000/YEAR *
Immediate Benefits
1 yr. TIT exp. 23 yrs. old
Call our Orlando
Office Today!

866-451-4507


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

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.

PETS FOR SALE
31/2 YEARS old, 15 hand Gelding quar-
ter horse, coggins test good. Rides and
loads $600. 285-6313.

PRODUCE
FOR SALE
', Hydro-Farms 1081 CR 640 East
of Homeland. Fresh strawberries ind
produce u pick no bending, no knee'" "
863-519-9677.


Driver Frostproof Terminal
2 Exp'd Drivers Needed

Hom EVRY igh
& Weekend


SAvg. $700 $850/week
60% oreloadted/pretarped
CDI. A req'd 87 -428-5627
www.ctdrivers.com


CURVEL OF BP:rtow world's largest fit-
ness org. looking for 8 a.m.-1 pr.m. with
flexibility if you are energetic, s,if moti-
vated, enthusiastic, Ic ae to ',ocrk with
people. Send resume Bartow Curves
@yahoo.com or fax 51


FOUND
GLASSES IN black case, with clip-oc
sunglasses. Found N. Lanier at 5tlh
Street. Call 285-8625.
FREE
'"--GALLON STEEL Drums. Contain res-
idue of soy-based printing ink. Call for
avai" 533-4183.
W .LETS. No t', :e. Stack
Use 'em fo . vood. Just
don"': :k. Outside The Demo-
crat, -i,,. .\onue and Summerlin
Street. Come help yourself.
NOTICE
HUNTING LEASE in Georgia,. 1,600
acres, $700 per person. Call 863-581-
3147 for more information.


-" "


May 7, 2007


The Polk County Democrat










14 The Polk County Democrat


Sports


Jackets End Baseball Season

With an Impressive 21-7 Record


BARTOW INTIMIDATORS Melissa Lanier part of the Sebring Storm in the NSA Spring
(left) and Sydney Ratcliff celebrate their victory as Classic. (Photo provided by Billy Lanier)

Lanier and Ratcliff Join the Sebring

Storm to Win NSA Spring Classic


By BILLY LANIER
Sports Correspondent

The Sebring Storm finally
lived up to their name, storming
through the competition Sunday,
April 29, playing in the NSA
Spring Classic Girls 14 and under
fastpitch softball tournament in
Sarasota.
The Storm picked up two play-
ers from the Bartow Intimidators
team, Melissa Lanier and Sydney
Ratcliff.
In the first contest, the storm
faced the Tampa Renegades. The
Storm went down quickly 6-1 in
two innings.
Melissa Lanier had batted
fourth with a runner on second,
and hit a double to score a run.
The storm started Lanier in
the third inning as the pitcher.
She fanned the next three bat-
ters, shutting down the
Renegades.
With time expired in the last
inning, the bats got hot for the
Storm, scoring six runs and win-
ning the game 7-6.
Now with the momentum with
the Storm, the team rolled over
the Tampa Riptide 6-0.
Lanier pitched a one-hitter in
that game and was voted by the
umpires as player of the game.
Sydney Ratcliff showed off
some of her speed, making a snow
cone catch in center field.
There was one more battle the
Sebring Storm had to face and
win to get to the championship.
It was against a team the


Storm had never beat before.
They were 0-6 against the
Manatee Twisters, and in the last
outing between the two teams,
the Storm lost 31-0.
The Storm ended up going fur-
ther then they have ever gone in
an NSA tournament the Storm
took it to the Manatee Twisters
and gave them all they could han-
dle and more. The Twisters were
mercy-ruled by the Storm, 14-0.
The Sebring Storm had 10
players batting every game and
all the .players at one time
stepped up and made big play
after big play.
Now the stage was set for the
championship Sebring Storm
vs. Tampa Heartbreakers.
The coin toss was won by the
Storm, who chose to be the home
team.
Lanier was still on the mound,
and ready, keeping her stoic look,
striking out the first two batters
with a blooper to the shortstop for
the third out.
The Heartbreakers' pitcher
also struck out the first two bat-
ters. The third batter made it to
first base, hitting a grounder past
the shortstop, then stole second
base.
Lanier hit a'line drive between
first and second base that scored
the runner on second, giving the
Storm a 1-0 lead going into the
second inning.
The Heartbreakers scored four
runs really quickly, with the
Storm making a couple of errors
trying to get the lead runner


instead of the "for sure" out at
first.
Time wag quickly called by
Storm Head Coach Mickey Pack
to talk to the team. It was late,
the girls were tired, and just
happy to be there.
Now their turn down 4-1 in the
bottom of the second inning, the
Storm scored three runs tying up
the game 4-4.
In the second inning, Ratcliff
hit a double of her own and scored
two runs, then scored herself
after stealing from second to
third.
No one scored in the third and
fourth innings. In the fifth inning
the Storm had bases loaded with
no outs, but they could not score,
taking the game to extra innings
in a.Texas tie-breaker.
The Heartbreakers scored one
run in the extra inning. With two
outs, the Storm had runners on
second and third, still down by
one run with the 10th batter,
Shana Bassett, up to bat. She had
twisted her ankle the inning
before, and limped up to the plate.
She had struck out her last six
at bats. With 0-2 count on her, the
pitch came and the batter hit a
hard shot right down center field
over the Heartbreakers' heads
and scored two runs, beating the
Tampa Heartbreakers, 6-5.
Bassett only had one hit for the
whole tournament and it hap-
pened to be the winning hit.


Florida Spring Training Posts Record Attendance


For the second consecutive
year, Florida Spring Training
Baseball established a total
attendance record as 1,716,840
fans passed through the turn-
stiles at 17 locations throughout
the state during March.
Per game attendance at the
275 ganies increased by 388 fans
for an average attendance of
6,243 per game.
The newly-established record
number of fans surpassed the
mark in 2006 of more than 1.6
million by 112,507. Only three
Florida Spring Training Baseball
games were rained out this sea-
son, all on Friday, March 16.
Several teams surpassed the
100,000 mark as the/ New York
Yankees led the way with 154,661
fans attending games at Legends
Field in Tampa. The Yankees also
led the Grapefruit League with
an average of 10,311 fans attend-
ing 15' games.
The Atlanta Braves drew
140,034 fans to The Ballpark at
Disney's Wide World of Sports.
The Braves had a Florida spring
training season-high crowd of
11,591 on March 22 in Orlando.
The Philadelphia Phillies, at
Bright House Networks Field in
Clearwater, played host to
121,519 fans and an average of
8,101 per game. This marks the
fourth consecutive season the
Phillies have topped the 100,000
mark since the field opened.
Boston Red Sox fans turned
out in droves once again at City of

MOBLEY'S
'" .t AUTOMOTIVE
-~ 1'AND TIRE REPAIR
Complete Automotive
Repair

863.537.2431

265 80 Foot Road
Bartow, Florida 33830
.- .,


Palms Park with 118,851 fans at
15 games. Since 2003, the Red
Sox have enjoyed a streak of 62
consecutive sellouts and an aver-
age of 7,932 fans per game.
Fresh off their 2006 World
Series appearance, the Detroit
Tigers saw the largest Florida
Spring Training jump in atten-
dance at Joker Marchant
Stadium in Lakeland with
119,232 total attendance. That
total marks an increase of 29,908
fans from their 2006 total atten-
dance and an average of 1,760
fans per game.
The 2006 World Series
Champions St. Louis Cardinals,
playing at Roger Dean Stadium
in Jupiter, joined the six-figure
club for the first time since 1999


with 102,619 fans at 15 games.
Florida leads the nation as
home to 18 of the 30 Major
League Baseball spring training
programs. In 2000, the Florida
Sports Foundation reported that
spring training add $450 million
annually to Florida's economy.
Florida's spring training tradi-
tion began in 1888 when the
Washington Statesmen traveled
to Jacksonville to work out in the
"off season." Since then, 35
Florida cities have hosted major
league teams for spring training.
All but six of today's major league
teams trained in Florida.
For more information on the
Florida Sports Foundation, visit
www.flasports.com or call 850-
488-8347.


l bet Us Pampe You
30 Minute massage & pedicure '50
or
Hand & Feet paraffin wax with manicure
& pedicure package
Receive 10% off
Gift Cards are available
We also offer tanning C a fitness center

SHawaiia BPeeze Salol

i. 15 West Broadway
i Fort Meade. Fb 55841
Phone 863-285-6888 Fax 865-285-78


,saunders Owuer


By NEAL DUNCAN
Sports Correspondent
After surviving the first two
games of the district tournament,
the Bartow Yellow Jacket base-
ball team's offensive output dwin-
dled down the stretch and cost
Bartow its last two games of the
season.
Bartow first took on the talent-
ed team from Tampa, Jesuit, who
in recent years has been a thorn
in the side of the Jackets. Bartow
lost to Jesuit in the district cham-
pionship last year as well as los-
ing to them in the regional finals.
Bartow was the visiting team
in the district final held at Ridge
Community High School. The
Jackets would start the game on a
temporarily positive note, taking
a quick 1-0 lead. The moment was
bittersweet with Matt Davis sep-
arating his shoulder as he collid-
ed with the Jesuit catcher to score
the game's first run.
The early 1-0 lead was as close
as Bartow would get to winning
the district title; losing the con-
test 6-1. Bartow battled the entire
game with the knowledge that
they would continue on. The top
two district teams get to compete
the next week in the regional


Golfers and sponsors are need-
ed for the Take Stock in Children
golf tournament to be held
Friday, May 18 at The Golf Club
at BridgeWater in Lakeland.
The tournament is scramble
format and begins with shotgun
start at 12:30 p.m.
Individual player fees for are
$125 and include food before and
after the event. The cost for a
foursome is $500. Sponsorships
range from $200 to $5,000.
Take Stock in Children is a
program of the Polk Education
Foundation that provides college
scholarships, mentors and
resources for needy children. All
proceeds from the tournament
will be matched dollar for dollar


round of the state tournament.
Unfortunately for Bartow, the
Jackets' bats remained uncharac-
teristically quiet when they trav-
eled to Sebring for the Regional
Semi-Finals on Tuesday, May 1.
SBartow would be retired in
order to start the game. Sebring
would score one run in the bottom
half. The Blue Streaks started the
inning with a single, followed by a
hit and run double that scored the
runner from first.
The next Sebring batter would
hit a hard-liner towards right
field that was scooped up off the
ground by Josh Register and fired
in to home plate, nailing the run-
ner trying to score from second
base. The Bartow faithful went
wild, and it seemed as if the large
crowd on hand was in for an epic
battle with Bartow getting out of
the inning, allowing only one run
with two runners left on base.
However, the epic battle
turned into an unfortunate rout,
with the home team seizing the
victory 11-1 in six innings. Strong
hitting, great pitching and solid
defense had been the backbone
for the Jackets successful season.
On this night, all three would dis-
appear and leave the Jackets
wondering what could have been.


by the Florida Prepaid College
Foundation.
For further information on the
golf tournament or the Take
Stock in Children program, call
Susan Fenich at 519-8077.


The great thing for Bartow
fans is the fact that one game
does not make a season. The
Jackets finish the season with a
21-7 record, second place in the
district regular season as well as
the postseason tournament.
Although Bartow loses five
seniors, the Jackets have an enor-
mous amount of talent returning.
When asked how disappointed
he was to lose the game by the 10-
run rule, Head Coach Tom Pfitser
said, "It's disappointing, but I just
told the team that unfortunately,
there is only one winner in each
class. Tonight just wasn't our
night."


Bartow Jewelry

& Pawn Shop
425 E. Main St., Bartoaw


533-5560

FINEST
SELECTION OF
PRE-OWNED
AND i -
ESTATE JEWELRY

Loan on almost
anything of value.

TVs, Musical
Instruments, Guns
"


Take Stock in Children
Holds Scholarship Scramble


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


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


Attention






Parents, Grandparents

and Friends!


If you have someone special graduating,

congratulate them in our special

Graduation Pages


Published: May 21 in The Polk County Democrat
May 22 in The Fort Meade Leader
Prices start at just $25.00

d9--II 1--. -- I33.3I._ d' ~...... 3-- ..h ........


uall nme ruol county democrat
533-4183
Rachel Horsley for The Fort Meade Leader
533-4183
to place an ad for your special graduate!









Class of 2007





.. ,*


May 7, 2007


>


I







release dates: May 5-11


and their


Distributed by Universal Press Syndicate
2007 The Mini Page Publishing Company Inc. Supplement To The Fort


By BETTY DEBNAM


Caring for Their Young


Mammal Moms


-^ Mother's Day
is Sunday,'May
13. The Mini
Page celebrates
with a story
about how different kinds of animal
mothers care for their young.
Caring moms
All mammal moms, including
humans, produce milk and nurse their
young from mammary glands. Also, all
land mammals have at least some hair.
With most mammals, it is the moth-
er who cares for the young. She may
hunt for food, nurse the young and
protect them.
With mammals that are more


social, such as gorillas or humans,
adult males may help protect and care
for the young as well.
All young mammals learn to feed
and find food by watching what their
mother does. Many of these mammal
mothers spend a great deal of time
teaching their young.


This lowland gorilla is a caring mother. A
gorilla mom may care for heryoung for
about five years.


The need for care
Mammals fall into two groups:
those that develop slowly and need
a great deal of care from their parents;
those that develop rapidly and do
not require much care.
Some slow-developing mammals
include humans, gorillas and ele-
phants. These mothers usually have
small litters, so they are able to give a
lot of care to a few young at a time.


'I


This baby Indian rhino was born in January
at the Bronx Zoo. Rhinoceroses may care
for one calf for about two years before giv-
ing birth to a new calf.,


SW 7 Giraffe babies are about
'6 feet tall when they're
born. Males might reach
S 18 feet in height, and
AV : females might grow to be
S'16feet tall.
A giraffe calf stays with
A : its mom for a few weeks,
Then joins a group of
other young calves. An
adult usually watches out
for the calves to protect
them.




Examples of mammals that develop
quickly and need little care include
rats and mice. These rodents have sev-
eral large litters a year. Their mothers
nurse their pups for two to three
weeks, then the pups are on their own.


Some mammals, such as the white-tailed
deer, fall in between the two groups. The
mother may have a litter with one to three
fawns. She nurses them for about six
weeks, and then they can find food on
their own. They may stay near their mom
for one to two years for protection.


for


families









The Mini PaRe*


from The Mini Page by Betty Debnam 0 2007 The Mini Page Publishing Company Inc.



Marsupial Moms


A marsupial (mar-SOO-pea-uhl) is
a mammal that carries its developing
young in a pouch on the mother's
abdomen. Marsupial young are born
long before they are fully developed.
After the baby has developed in
the mother's womb for about a
month, she licks her fur to make a
path. It runs from a spot near the
base of her tail to inside her pouch.
When the young marsupial, or
joey, is born, it is completely blind. It
uses its mom's saliva trail as a road
map to find its way into her pouch.
Once it has crawled inside, the
joey attaches to its mother's nipples
in the pouch. It stays attached to her
nipples for months.


After about eight months, a wombat joey
may go in and out of its mom's pouch.
Wombat pouches are open to the back
rather than the front This is so dirt does-
n't get inside. Wombats live in burrows in
the ground.


When a koala is born, it is about the size
of a Gummi Bear. It crawls up into its
mom's pouch and stays there for about
six months. For another month, it may
pop in and out of its mom's pouch. After
that, it stays on its mom's back. This
joey was born at the San Diego Zoo in
2006.
The Mini Page thanks Michele Stancer, ani-
mal care manager, San Diego Zoo, for help
with this story.
Site to see: sandiegozoo.org


There are nearly 300 kinds, or
species, of marsupials. Most live in
Australia. These include the koala,
the red kangaroo
and the wallaby.
Some, such as 0
opossums, are
found only in the .
Americas.
Many marsupials in Australia are
in danger. Although they have few
enemies in the wild, they are in dan-
ger from humans. As more roads are
built into their habitat, many are
killed in traffic. Development is
destroying more habitat.

The tree
kangaroo
eats many
kinds of
plants
found in
the New
Guinea
rain forest.
It uses its
long tail
for bal-
ance
When
climbing
trees.


Mini Spy is visiting a baby elephant at the zoo. See if you
can find: word "endangered" word "elephant"


from The Mini Page by Betty Detmam 2007 The Mini Page Publhing Company e nc.
Basset TroRY'N
\The le rs TRY 'N
c pounds Animal Moms FIND
Words that remind us of animal mothers are hidden in the block below. Some
words are hidden backward or diagonally. See if you can find: REPTILES, MAM-
MALS, AMPHIBIANS, BIRDS, GIRAFFE, DEER, RHINOCEROS, CALF, PUP,
CHICK, YOUNG, NURSE, FEED, PROTECT, TEACH, DEVELOP, SKINK,
EGG, NEST, CROCODILE, HOP, HATCH.
HAPPY Y CF LMEL I DOCORCN
MOTHER'S DAY ODA E PROT ECTG G EU
U H E L E N NPOLEVE-DR
NPOEFDWKKN I KSLS
G GUVPRTSENKC I HCE
GPHCAETSEL I TPER
EF F AR I GSLAMMAMK
H C TAHSOREC ON I HR
SDR I BSNA I B I HPMA


*-.
C

C-~
'? 0
C: ^ /-
-- :'1 n
'-? 't


I


i











Go dot to dot and color this cow
and her calf. They are not the
animals you might expect them
to be!


4


14 eLb.


(9


N 0
I,. .-.
*IL)
to


i.
in *
*


Go 10
o

* *o

"- o


m
* *


.0 *
0 M)
.4 *
?**


i I



o t
'0


2* N
I


'0
'0


, Rookie Cookie's Recipe

No-Bake Pudding Cak P


You'll need:
* 131/2 graham crackers (cinnamon or regular), broken into halves
* 1 (1-ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix (sugar-free option
* 11/2 cups low-fat milk (1/2 cup less than package directions for thick
pudding)
* 1 (8-ounce) tub light whipped topping, thawed
* 1 cup ready-to-spread chocolate frosting
What to do:
1. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with 41/2 graham crackers.
2. Make pudding according to package directions, whisking in milk.
3. Stir tub of whipped topping into pudding.
4. Spread half of pudding mixture on top of graham crackers in parn
5. Layer 41/2 more graham cracker halves on top of pudding mixtum
6. Spread remaining pudding mixture over second layer of graham
ers.
7. Place third layer of 41/2 graham cracker halves.
8. Spread 1 cup of chocolate frosting on top.
9. Refrigerate for 3 hours. Cut into squares to serve. Makes 9 servir
"Yi1} inill noPPr an ndrllt' f hiPn lith thi rori o


Meet T

% Slumb,


Party G s
The girls, from left to right: Mallory Low, Cassie The Slumb
Scerbo, Lina Carattini, Karla Deras, Caroline Scott Party Girls is e
musical group for the CBS dance competition show "Dance
Revolution!" The five band members appear between shows on Cl 3
Saturday morning to give advice to kids about healthy living.
Mallory Low, 17, has appeared on Nickelodeon's "Just for Kicks
and on other TV shows. She grew up in Los Angeles.
Cassie Scerbo, 16, loves soccer and performed in a hip-hop dance
group. She grew up in Parkland, Fla.
Lina Carattini, 17, loves to dance and play softball. She speaks flu-
ent Spanish and English. She grew up in Portage, Ind.
Karla Deras, 17, from California, loves to sing, dance and act. She
is also fluent in Spanish and English.
Caroline Ferguson-Scott, 15, is from Memphis, Tenn. She has sung
in gospel choirs and has appeared in several plays, commercials and
indrpPnrlant films


The Mini Page

Help for Planet Earth


A popular
resource book
containing
solutions for
problems of trash,
air and water
quality,
and wildlife
-habitat.


- ---- 7 -_ -- - ----------------.
To order, send $3.00 total cost (includes all postage and handling) for each copy. Send check or money order
S(U.S. funds only) payable to:Andrews McMeel Universal, P.O. Box 6814, Leawood, KS 66206 or call toll-free I-
800-591-2097.
Please send __ copies of The Mini Page Help for Planet Earth (Item #0-8362-4316-I) at $3.00
each, total cost (Bulk discount information available upon request.) www.smartwarehousing.com
SName:

S-----------------------
Address:


tmm Mini Page by Betty Debnam O 07 The IM Page Publisg Company nc
TM MGAHTVY l9j^0 r0! T7 T



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

Tammy: What does a slice of toast wear to
bed?
Theresa: Jammies!


Thomas: What is the difference between the
sun and a loaf of bread?
Terrence: One rises from the east, and the
other rises from the yeast!


Timothy: Why did the baker hurl an insult at
the bread?
Tipper: To get a rise out of it!


State: Zip:


.


N
f. ,)


N
M.
( 1


1-1


Os .


to
0 .






In
0 O -
U)^^~


-








from The Mini Page by Betty Debnam 2007 The Mini Page Publishing Company Inc.



More About Animal Moms


Reptile moms
A reptile is a cold-blooded animal
that crawls on its stomach or moves
on short legs. It has scales on its skin.
Most reptile
moms lay eggs,
J. =o- :- then wander
.~ away, leaving
S-'the eggs on
their own. But some reptiles, such as
alligators, crocodiles and caimans,
lay their eggs in mounds of vegetation,
then stay around to protect them.
When the young hatch, they make
chirp-like noises to call to the mother.
She gently opens her strong jaws and
carries each hatchling to the water.
She protects them for several weeks.
Some lizards are different kinds of
moms, too. For example, some skink
babies are born live. They don't
hatch from eggs, as do most reptiles.
After they are born, young skinks
hang out with their parents in tree
hollows. The adults eat tree leaves, but
the young can't digest the leaves right
away. So they eat their parents' waste.
By doing this, they bring important
digestive bacteria into their own bodies.
After this, they too can digest leaves.
This African
rock python,
like other
: pythons,
wraps her
Long body
around her
ecEgs. She
keeps them
warm
enough to
-hatch by
S... ..constantly
twitching her
body. This
movement
: ^ creates heat
for the eggs.
..- .; . .***


The Mini Page thanks Dr. Patrick Thomas, curator
of mammals; Dr. Jennifer Pramuk, curator of
herpetology; and Dr. Nancy Clum, assistant
curator of ornithology of the Wildlife Conservation
Society at the Bronx Zoo for help with this issue.


The Kihansi spray toad does not lay eggs,
but gives birth to live young. These frogs
may be extinct in the wild. Their natural
habitat was by one waterfall in Tanzania.
They lost their habitat when people built
dams. The only Kihansi spray toads left
are at the Bronx Zoo in New York and the
Toledo (Ohio) Zoo.

Amphibian moms
An amphibian is a cold-blooded
animal that lives partly in the water
and partly on the land. It has no
scales on its skin.
When most North American
amphibians reproduce, they lay eggs
in water and leave them. They don't
protect the eggs. When the young
hatch, they are on their own.
But in other places, many amphib-
ians protect the eggs until the young
hatch.
Frogs have many ways of repro-
ducing. The female marsupial tree
frog, for example, keeps her eggs in a
pouch on her back.
When the Suriname toad of South
America reproduces, the males hold
onto the females' back legs, and they
do a looping dance in the water.
During each loop, the female lays
some eggs in the water. The male
then pushes the eggs into her skin.
Her skin grows around the eggs to
keep them in place.
They grow there for about three
months, until the young frogs hop
out from the mom's back.


Look through your newspaper for ads and
stories about Mother's Day.
Next week The Mini Page is about the Bill
of Rights.


Bird moms
Most bird parents build nests for
their eggs. They lay eggs in the nests
and sit on them to keep them warm.
One unusual group of birds buries
its eggs in soil or mounds of plant
material. The plant material creates
heat as it decays. This helps keep the
eggs warm.
Some birds, such as songbirds,
need a lot of care when they hatch.
The chicks are born blind and help-
less and have few feathers. The par-
ents protect the chicks and keep
them warm.
Other birds, such as waterfowl
and chickens, hatch with open eyes
and warm feathers. These chicks can
find their own food almost at once.
Some bird babies can care for
themselves within a few weeks.
Other chicks stay with their parents
for months or even years. Some birds
learn where to migrate by following
their parents.


This flamingo mother looks after her
chick. Usually flamingos lay just one egg
at a time. Both parents take turns sitting
on the nest.


- -




University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs