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June 25, 2007


SRSpecial Section In

Special Section In


This Issue


'History Comes to Life'


At Bartow's 125th


Bartow will celebrate 125 years of
incorporation on Saturday, June 30, with
a community event to be held around the
Polk County Historical Museum and Fort
Blount Park.
"Celebrate Bartow" will feature histor-
ical displays and demonstrations, live
music, a -costume contest, commemora-
tive rocking chairs representing some of
Bartow early pioneers, carnival rides,
food and entertainment.
The Polk County Historical Museum
will display objects representing Bartow
individuals and community events over
the past century. Other event highlights
will be old photos of Bartow people and
landmarks, some that still stand today.
The photo display was donated by,
Mosaic.
The first half of the event will be
focused on activities surrounding the
museum. The historic courthouse, lawn
will contain demonstrations of life in
early Bartow, including a display of
antique cars and actors in period dress.
An information tent on the west side of
the museum will have giveaways, a giant
birthday cake, and free balloons for the
kids.
The event will kick off at 4 p.m. at the
south entrance of the museum with a
reading of the original incorporation doc-
ument. Immediately afterward, the
birthday cake will be cut in the informa-
tion tent. The ca4e will serve 500 people
and organizers urge those who would
like to share in the cake arrive early ...
when it's gone, it's gone!
Community National Bank will offer


narrated wagon rides from 4 to 7 p.m.
where participants can enjoy a leisurely
ride pulled by an antique tractor.
Another living history presentation
will take place at intervals inside the
museum on the second floor with an oral
history of Bartow and storytellers that
will provide the kind of entertainment
enjoyed by early pioneers.
Modern entertainment is just a short
walk to Davidson Street on the north
side of the museum where children can
take a spin on carnival ride or grab a bite
to eat.
The City of Bartow will be on hand
across Broadway with city vehicles
including fire, police and utility vehicles
that will be set up around Fort Blount
Park.
Organizers of the event also will hold
a costume contest for those who would
like to dress in period attire commemo-
rating life in early Bartow.
Participants are invited to don cloth-
ing that might have been worn in the late
1800s. The contest is open to men,
women and children of all ages. First,
second and third place winners will be
chosen and will be judged on most
authentic, best historic replication and
best overall presentation. Participants
should arrive by 5 p.m. to register for the
5:30 judging.
As if that wasn't enough, a main stage
on the south side of Fort Blount Park will
feature entertainment beginning at 4:30
p.m. with musical entertainment by
Vision of Harmony, a Tampa-based
gospel duo.


A short program will follow on the
stage at 6 p.m. with native sons
Congressman Adam Putnam and S. L.
Frisbie, IV, who will oversee the burying
of a time capsule that will be sponsored
by C&C Bank.
Whidden McLean Funeral Home
assisted with the vault and commemora-
tive ground marker. C&C Bank has been
gathering items from local businesses
and organizations that will remain
sealed in the vault until the year 2057.
The entertainment will continue after
the program with the SemiSOUL taking
over the main stage to play until 10 p.m.

Schedule of Activities
Children's Carnival
Time: 4 to 10 p.m.
Carnival rides will be set up in
Davidson Street on the north side of the
historic courthouse

Historic Re-
enactments/Entertainment
Time: 4 to 8 p.m.
Location: Polk County Historical
Museum Lawn
A variety of historic-themed enter-
tainment including re-enactors

Rock 'n Share
Time: 4 to 8 p.m.
Location: Polk County Historical
Museum entrances
Rocking chairs commemorating some
of Bartow's pioneering families

Antique Vehicle Display


Time: 4 to 8 p.m.
Location: Main Street
Various examples of early transporta-
tion

Historic Photo Display
Time 4 to 8 p.m.
Location: Various, throughout the
event grounds

The City of Bartow's "Touch a Truck"
Time 4 to 8 p.m.
Location: North and west sides of Fort
Blount Park
Get up close to all of the cool city vehi-
cles

Wagon Rides
4 to 7 p.m.
Location: Central Avenue and Main
Street
Travel back in time with a wagon ride
down- the streets of Bartow narrated by
Sue Britt


Storytellers
Time: 4 to 7 p.m.
Location: Polk County Historical
Museum 2nd Floor
The entertainment of yesteryear
comes alive through local storytellers

Costume Contest
Time: Registration 4 to 5:15 p.m. -
Judging at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Information Tent
Register at the information tent
between the Museum and Fort Blount
Park. The contest is open to men, women
and children of all ages.

Vision of Harmony - Musical
Entertainment
Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Main stage (south side of
Fort Blount Park)


Program/Time Capsule featuring
Birthday Cake Congressman Adam Putnam and S.L.
Time: 4:15 p.m. Frisbie
Location: Information tent in the mid- Time: 6 to 6:30 p.m:
dle of Broadway Avenue ime: to : p.m.
dle of Broadway Avenue Location: Main stage (south side of
Get there early for a piece of Bartow's ot Ma s
birthday cake - when it's gone, it's gone! Fort Blount Park)
Witness the burial of the 125th
"Our History Comes to Life" Oral Celebration Time Capsule to be opened
History in 2057
Time: 4 to 7 p.m.
Location: Polk County Historic SemiSOUL - Musical Entertainment
Museum 2nd Floor Time: 7 to 10 p.m.
Oral history of Bartow featuring local Location: Main stage. (south side of
historian, Lloyd Harris Fort Blount Park)


SBecome A Park Parent


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Nye Jordan Park is now part of the Park Partners Adopt A Park program to beautify parks and
increase membership in Friends of the Park. Summerlin Park in Bartow also is in the program. - Staff
photo by Dawn Wade



School Board Considers


Ninth Grade Centers


By BRETT LOWE
Staff Writer

A Polk County School Board
vote to hire architects to explore
and develop the idea of ninth-
grade centers at high schools
throughout the county might
seem relatively mild, but it was
the source of much debate at the
school board meeting on June 12.
The proposed ninth-grade cen-
ters would be separate buildings
on high school campuses which
would house all ninth-grade
classes. Short-term studies have
suggested that this isolation
improves the students' transition
to high school, class unity, and
FCAT scores, which in turn
decrease drop-out rates.
Board Member Dr. Brenda
Reddout was the primary oppo-
nent to proceeding with these
plans. She said that the $100 mil-
lion capital outlay price tag was
too high for this project, and was
afraid that other schools' master
plans would be put aside to com-
plete these centers.
She thought the school board
would be better served focusing


on elementary and middle
schools.
She also said that there are
more than 3,000 students in mid-
dle schools that are above the nor-
mal ages of middle school stu-
dents. There is no plan to meet
their academic needs, she said.
Board Member Hazel Sellars
said that the $100 million in cap-
ital outlay funds had to be spent
on classrooms anyway in order to
meet the requirements of the
class size amendment. With the
ninth-grade centers, the school
board would be able to fulfill both
needs, she said.
She also said that the if over-
age eighth graders fail to do -well
in ninth grade, then they are
unlikely to graduate.
Board Member Kay Fields felt
torn on the issue because she
thought that the idea has merit,
but she would prefer to take
things more slowly. "When doing
something as big as this, we don't
want to be hasty," she said.
She would prefer to test the
ninth-grade centers at only a few
more schools, to allow more time
for data on their effectiveness to
be collected.


Board Member Tim Harris
said that proceeding without the
buildings could hurt future plans.
He also said that Bob Williams,
assistant superintendent of the
facilities and operations division,
had confirmed that it would be
possible to both construct the
ninth-grade centers and continue
planned work on master plans
throughout the district.
Board Chairman Margaret
Lofton came out strongly for the
proposal, saying that she felt if
they did not act now to build
these centers, it would be far too
late to build them later.
Williams also reminded the
board that the vote was only to
hire architects to design the cen-
ters at various locations, and that
there was still an opportunity to
cancel the project at a later date
when votes were called to approve
construction. Dr. Reddout said
that she did not want to waste the
money to hire the architects.
After discussion, the board
voted 6-1 to continue the process
toward developing ninth-grade
centers, with Dr. Reddout dissent-
ing.


It's summer, and for many chil-
dren that means it is time to play!
Polk County and local cities
offer parks for recreation, but
often depend on members of the
community to adopt and care for
those parks.
A comprehensive countywide
assessment of Polk County's
parks needs was documented in a
2000 report by Wade Trim, a
Tampa consulting firm.
It identified a $179 million
countywide deficit in parks and
recreation facilities. Funds are
insufficient to provide desired lev-
els of beautification or habitat
enhancement - basic mowing is
the norm for most traditional
park sites, a Friends of the Park
program report said. Trees,
shrubs, flowers, non-turf ground-
covers and the labor to install and
maintain them are expensive
luxuries that the county and
many municipalities cannot
afford for their parks given
today's tight budgets.
Native plants for habitat
enhancement projects on conser-
vation lands are difficult to
obtain from local retail nurseries
and can be challenging to propa-
gate and grow, the report contin-
ued.
From these challenges, the


Friends of the Park formed a Park Troop 163.


Partners Adopt a Park program to
beautify parks and increase mem-
bership in the Friends program.


This week, the county commis- Pack 749
sion recognized three new parks Hu
adopted into the program - Nye Kiwanis
Jordan and Summerlin parks in wanis
Bartow and Hunt Fountain Park Griffin E
in Lakeland. Gibson S
The Foundation also sponsors Club, Pol
"how-to" gardening and landscap- Handicap
ing workshops where the Park * Lake
Partners concept is explained and Lake Wa
guest speakers and exhibitors Wales Y]
offer information on a variety of Program.
topics relevant to park adoption * Lak,
and backyard nurseries. Soccer
"Parents" may be individuals, Breakfas
community and school groups, Wales N,
businesses or other organizations. Wales Hi,
The group selects a park, Nye
comes up with a plan with a coor-
dinator and will then have to Parks
have the plan approved before Coalition
working on the park. Bartow I
For more information on pro- Bartow
gram, visit www.friendsofthep- High/ IB
arks.net. Service L
Current parks and partners in High
the program are: Bartow H
* Fort Fraser Trail - Friends * V
of Fort Fraser Trail, Highland Associati
City Community Group, Girl Commun
Scouts Winter Haven Senior School Ag


* Highland City Park -
Highland City Community
Ground. Highland City Cub Scout


nt Fountain Park -
Club of North Lakeland,
elementary K-Kids, Lake
Senior Key Club, Aktion
k County Association for
)ped Citizens, Inc.
e Wales Kiwanis Park -
les Kiwanis Club, Lake
MCA Kids After-School

ke Wales Multi-Purpose
complexx - Lake Wales
,t Rotary Club, Lake
oon Rotary Club, Lake
gh School Interact Club
Jordan and Summerlin
- Growing Green
: Bartow Kiwanis Club,
High School Key Club,
Rotary Club, Bartow
Interact Club, Junior
league of Bartow, Bartow
Science Department,
[igh Ag Program.
Westwood Park -
ion for Inwood
ity, Westwood Middle
g and ESE Program.


Sentencing for Convicted


Murderer Serrano Tuesday


Nelson Serrano, found guilty
of four counts of first degree mur-
der by a jury in October, is sched-
uled to be sentenced by Judge
Susan Roberts Tuesday morning.
Serrano, 68, who has been in
jail since his arrest in 2002, will
find out if he will spend the rest
of his life in a cell, or be sen-
tenced to death.
The 12-member jury recom-
mended the death penalty, but
the final decision is up to Judge.
Roberts.
Nine-and-a-half years ago, on
Dec. 3, 1997, four people were
found shot to death at Erie
Manufacturing in Bartow. George
Gonsalves, 69, co-owner of the
company; Frank Dosso, 35, com-
pany manager; George Patisso,
26, company employee; and his
wife, Diane Patisso, 26, all of
Winter Haven, were killed execu-
tion-style. Their bodies were dis-
covered by Phil and Nicoletta
Dosso, parents of Frank and
Diane. Phil Dosso and Gonsalves


were partners in the business
with Serrano.
Assistant State Attorney John
Aguero told the jury that a
"tremendous amount of acrimony
and disagreement among the
partners" led to the murders.
After four years of prosecutors
and defense attorneys investigat-
ing and constructing their cases,
jury selection started in August
2006. The trial didn't conclude
until October, when the jury
found him guilty, to the relief of
the victims' family members.
During a sentencing hearing
in January, Serrano's family and
friends testified that he was a
"good and caring" man, who
helped family and acquaintances
financially and emotionally.
Serrano has been on suicide
watch in the Polk County jail for
the past several months.
Sentencing is scheduled for
8:30 a.m. in the Polk County
Courthouse.


Nelson Serrano


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Community News Page 2
Health & Nutrition Page 3
Editorial Page 4


Obituaries Page 5
Schools & Education Page 6
Business & Service Directory Page 10
Classified Page 11
Sports Page 12


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James and Irene Brightwell, 1947


Brightwells Celebrate

60 Years of Marriage


James and Irene Brightwell
celebrated their 60th wedding
anniversary at a private dinner.
Mr. and Mrs. Brightwell were
married on June 21, 1947, by the
same minister who married his
parents in 1923, Levi Workman.
Both graduated from Saint
Albans High School in 1947. Mr.
Brightwell was employed by
Libby-Owens and Ford until
1951, when he enlisted in the U.S.
Air Force.
During his career, the couple
maintained homes from St.
Johns, Newfoundland, to Sarita,
Philippines, and from Bossier
City, La., to Fairbanks, Ak.
Mr. Brightwell attended
Belleville Jr. College, and is a
graduate of Air University


Extension Course in accounting,
finance, budget, stat services,
management and funding, and
accounting for public funds. He
also is a graduate of Senior
Noncommissioned Officers
Academy and USAF Medical Unit
courses.
He was honorably retired by
the U.S. Air Force as a chief mas-
ter sergeant.
Mrs. Brightwell is a graduate
of Whitaker's Beauty Academy.
They have one son, Theodore
Ray, who lives in Charleston,
W.Va.
And after 60 years of marriage,
the Brightwells say their love for
each other only grows stronger"
with each passing day.


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Bartow Celebrates History, Independence


By JENNIFER STARLING
Staff Writer

Get out your red, white and
blues, and put on your party hats!
It's time to celebrate, with
Bartow's 125th anniversary and
Fourth of July observances just
around the corner.
This year's theme, "Our
History Comes to Life," encom-
passes the city's anniversary of its
incorporation.
The celebration will kick off
with the 18th annual Liber-Tee
Golf Tournament at the Bartow
Golf Course on Saturday, June 30.
The four-person scramble begins
at 8 a.m.
Later that evening, from 4 to
10 p.m., Bartow's 125th anniver-
sary celebration will be held
downtown, and will feature his-
torical displays and demonstra-
tions, live music, a costume con-
test, Rock 'n Share Storytellers,
carnival rides, food, prizes, and
more family fun.
Then on Tuesday, July 3, after
a few days to rest up, Bartow will
continue celebrating with


Congressman Adam Putnam's
annual family barbecue, to be
held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at IMC
Park.
The Bartow Adult Concert
Band will open Fourth of July fes-
tivities on Wednesday, July 4,
with its annual patriotic concert
at the Bartow Civic Center, from
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Following the concert, the
annual carnival will start at 3:45
p.m., at IMC Park, with the
Presentation of Colors; Pam
Renew singing the National
Anthem; and the Pledge of
Allegiance, invocation, and com-
ments from Mayor Brian Hinton.
The event will feature deli-
cious carnival fare from various
food vendors, carnival rides and
games, and special attractions
and displays.
The Mid-Florida Young
Marines will conduct a flag dis-
posal ceremony at 7:30 p.m. at
Veterans' Walk. All are asked to
bring their worn and tattered
American flags to the stage area
before the ceremony. Flags also
may be dropped off at the Civic
Center prior to the Fourth of July.


Live entertainment will be pre-
sented in the IMC band shell
from 4 to 8:30 p.m.
Scheduled are:
* 4 p.m. - Promised, First
Baptist Church, contemporary
Christian gospel. ,
* 4:30 p.m. - The Shepherd's
Four, Southern gospel quartet.
* 5 p.m. - Eddy and Renee,
musical presentation.
* 5:30 p.m. - Christy Merrick,
country, gospel, pop music.
* 6 p.m. - The Ramblin' Rose
Band, family bluegrass band.
* 6:45 p.m. - break.
* 7 p.m. - The Boggy Branch
Band, country music band.
* 8 p.m. - Moment of reflec-
tion, tribute to the U.S. military
and the fallen; "Taps" by Dr.
Richard Lake and Pam Renew;
"God Bless America" by Pam
Renew; comments by
Congressman Adam Putnam.
* 8:30 p.m. - The Gospel
Enforcers, nationally recognized
gospel group.
At 9:30 p.m., the City of
Bartow will put on its "Fireworks
Extravaganza," followed by the
singing of the National Anthem


by Pam Renew.
Bleacher seating is available;
however, those attending may
wish to bring lawn chairs and
blankets for better comfort :as
they enjoy the day's entertain-
ment.
Also at the event, patrons will
have the opportunity to send free
video e-mail messages to loved
ones in the Armed Forces, cour-
tesy of Talk Fusion.
Stop by the Talk Fusion booth
from 4 to 9 p.m. at IMC Park dur-
ing Bartow's 125th Anniversary
and Fourth of July Celebration on
Wednesday, July 4, with the e-
mail address of the of the service
person you wish to contact, as
well as your own e-mail address
so you can receive a copy.
Talk Fusion is a video e-mail
service designed to improve per-
sonal and business communica-
tions. It enables users to create
and send high quality video e-
mail messages on high -speed or
dial-up connections.
The e-mails may be sent to
loved ones in the military who are
stationed in the United States or
overseas.


Reunion

Planning

Meeting

Correction
The correct date for the Fort
Meade High School Class of 1982
planning meeting was Monday,
June 25, not Tuesday, June 26.
Another planning meeting will
be scheduled for some. time in
July and notice will be given for
classmates to attend and be a
part of this preliminary ground-
work for a successful Class of '82
reunion this October.
Contact Lynn Woods at 285-
8131 or 285-8910, P.C. Cornelius
at 285-7350, or Ruby Clark
Franklin at 285-7350.


By JENNIFER STARLING
Staff Writer

Carter Lord, former member of
the Dallas Cowboys NFL team
and seven varsity letter-holder at
Harvard University, was the
guest speaker at Wednesday's
meeting of the Bartow Rotary
Club, held at the Bartow Civic
Center.
Now an independent film
director, Lord has directed two
films, both based in Florida.
Rotarians enjoyed a clip of his
second film, "Lithium Springs,"
which was shot in the swamps of


Central Florida with only a three-
man crew. The 80-minute feature
film tells the story of an offbeat
adventurer's search for the lost
treasure of Ponce de Leon.
The film is appropriate for the
whole family, especially young
children, which is particularly
important, Lord said.
"There's a big movement to
have clean programming," he
said. "There's a lot going on that's
good, and a lot of the good films
are being made independently.
"There are places you can find
good movies. I would encourage
you not to support the stuff that's
ugly; support the stuff that's not


ugly. Support this movement, this
effort going on, it's important.
"As leaders and parents, it's
incumbent upon us to take the
responsibility, to support good,
clean films."
The film is available at Bartow
Christian Books and Gifts on
Main Street, or online at lithium-
springs.com.
Also at the meeting, Susan
Roberts was presented her gavel
and named new president of the
club by outgoing president Anita
Stasiak.
Roberts is a longtime member
of the club and is a 10th Judicial
Circuit judge.


Susan Roberts (left) is presented her gavel and named new pres-
ident of the Bartow Rotary Club by outgoing president Anita Stasiak
during a meeting Wednesday at the Civic Center. - (Staff photo by
Jennifer Starling)


Schullers Celebrate Anniversary


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Bartow Police Chief Erik Sandvik received a plaque from. the
board of directors at the Church Service Center during its last board
meeting, honoring him for his service to the organization. Sandvik has
retired after serving as treasurer at the center for the past nine years.
- Photo by John M. Phillips



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Relatives of Hazel Holm Schuller and Edward J. Schuller joined
the couple in celebrating the couple's 50th wedding anniversary in
April. Mr. and Mrs. Schuller were married April 20, 1957, at Forest
Hills Presbyterian Church in New York City, and honeymooned on
Atlantic Beach of shore-town Lavellette, N.J. Attending the anniver-
sary celebration were (from left) Carl Schuller of Fort Myers and
Sanibel, Hazel and Ed Schuller of Sanibel, and Lars and Alisa
Schuller of Knoxville. The family enjoyed a sunset dinner cruise
aboard the Sanibel Harbour Princess. The boat tour out of Punta
Rassa into San Carlos Bay, went along the Sanibel Island coastline,
and passed under the SanibJel Causeway's nearly completed high
bridge, which will soon replace the island's historic drawbridge. -
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The Polk County Democrat


Health & Nutrition


Good Food, Good Health


Jerked Veggie Burgers

Veggie Burgers Hit The Backyard


American Institute
for Cancer Research

Everyone loves a good burger,
especially when warm weather
invites outdoor grilling and casu-
al al fresco meals. But not all
burgers are equally healthful.
Although more and more peo-
ple are avoiding red meat for
health reasons these days, there
is no reason to be deprived of
burgers. Bread, beans and rice
make the base for this cleverly-
created veggie burger.
It is made all the more deli-
cious with a generous variety of
seasonings: onions, peppers, scal-
lions, garlic, ginger, cloves, nut-
meg and hot pepper sauce.
The good news is that the
basic ingredients, of which black
beans are the greatest compo-
nent, are nutritious as well as
delicious. Beans are high in fiber,
which helps fight a, range of
chronic diseases.
They also contain protein and
are loaded with protective phyto-
chemicals that help fight cancer
and other serious health prob-
lems.
Make sure to follow this recipe
carefully and pulse the ingredi-
ents until coarsely chopped. Err
on the side of caution when mix-
ing the ingredients, because a
burger with a mushy texture is
far less appetizing than one that


is slightly chunky.
These burgers are so flavorful
you might discover you need
fewer of your usual toppings.
Their texture, however, is differ-
ent from that of burgers made of
meat. If you are serving your
family or guests veggie burgers
for the first time, providing a
range of garnishes and toppings
to add inside the bun will help
ease that transition.
Jerked Veggie Burgers
2 tbsp. canola oil, divided
1 medium onion, finely
chopped
1 small seeded green bell pep-
per diced
1/2 cup finely-chopped scal-
lion, both white and green parts
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
1/4 tsp. dried allspice or cloves
1/4 tsp. dried nutmeg
2 slices toasted whole-wheat
bread, in one-inch pieces (1/2 cup
crumbs)
1 can (15-oz.) black beans.
rinsed and drained
1 cup cooked rice, preferably
brown
1. tsp. hot pepper sauce, or to
taste
Salt and freshly ground black
,pepper, to taste
1 egg, optional
Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in
a skillet over medium high heat.
Saute the onion, pepper, scal-


lions, garlic and ginger until very
soft, about 5 minutes, but do not
let them color. Add the spices.
Reduce the bread to crumbs
using a food processor. Add the
beans, cooked vegetables, rice,
hot sauce and the egg white.
Pulse until the mixture is just
coarsely chopped. Do not over-
process or the burgers will be
mushy.
Transfer the mixture to a
large plate or wide bowl and sea-
son to taste with salt and pepper.
Form the mixture into 8 burger
patties.
Heat half a tablespoon of the
remaining canola oil over medi-
um heat in the skillet. Brown 4
burger patties on one side for 2-3
minutes or until browned.
Carefully flip and brown another
2-3 minutes. Place the cooked
burgers on a plate. Cover with
foil to keep hot. Add the remain-
ing half tablespoon canola oil to
the skillet and brown the remain-
ing burger patties as above.
Serve the burgers on a toasted
whole-grain bun with some let-
tuce, a tomato slice and usual
toppings such as mustard,
ketchup and relish.
Makes 8 servings.
Per serving: 144 calories, 5 g.
total fat (<1 g. saturated fat), 20
g. carbohydrate, 6 g. protein, 5 g.
dietary fiber, 250 mg. sodium.


Looking for "My Girl?"
Mid-Florida Medical Services
Foundation will present the lead
singers of the Temptations and the
Marvelettes as the headline enter-
tainment at the Foundation's 18th
annual gala, scheduled for
Thursday, Nov. 15, at Nora Mayo
Hall in Winter Haven.
The annual fund-raising event
has raised hundreds of thousands
of dollars in recent years to sup-
port the Foundation's multiple
health-care initiatives.
"Each year gets better and bet-
ter with growing support from the
community and stellar entertain-
ment acts," said Don Ingram,
chairman of the Mid-Florida
Medical Services Foundation
board of trustees. "It's a great way
for us to celebrate the
Foundation's past ) accomplish-
ments and get the community
excited about what we have
planned for the future. It's going
to be a fun night."
The Temptations have been a
part of the American music tradi-
tion for decades with classic hits
such as "My Girl" and "Just My
Imagination," along with unforget-
table dance moves that continue
to influence performers today.
The Marvelettes found fame
through Motown, too. The group
produced the label's first number
one single, "Please Mr. Postman,"
which remains The Marvelettes'
signature song.
"This is east Polk County's sig-
nature social event, and it's fit-
ting that groups with some of the
biggest hits in American music
history would be represented,"


said Lance Anastasio, Winter
Haven Hospital president. and
CEO.
In recent years, the hospital
has achieved a number of signifi-
cant milestones, including:
* The launch of the Bostick
Heart Center, Central Florida's
newest state-of-the-art cardiovas-
cular service pavilion.
* A national quality award for
the Regency Medical Center for
women and children.
* Recognition by the Joint
Commission on Accreditation of
Healthcare Organizations desig-
nating Winter Haven Hospital as
a primary Stroke Center, making
it the only hospital with such a
facility serving Polk, Highlands
and Hardee counties.
Now, the locally owned, not-for-


profit hospital is in the midst of a
$40 million expansion and renova-
tion project, which is expected to
be completed by the end of 2009.
"It is an exciting time for the
hospital and for this community,"
said Richard Straughn, chairman
of the Winter Haven Hospital
board of directors, "We have a lot
to celebrate, and we have a lot to
share about our organizations
plans for the future."
Joel Thomas, executive director
for the Mid-Florida Medical
Services Foundation, said: "We
have a lot to be proud of. With
more and more generous philan-
thropic support coming from
throughout the Ridge community,
we are paving the way for future
successes."


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Down and Getting Fitter


This month, firefighters from
the Polk County Fire
Department launched a spirited
competition to lose body fat and
boost their exercise regimen.
The participants in this fire-
fighter health initiative will have
12 weeks to see which individual
loses the highest percentage of
body fat. Their goals vary from
becoming more physically fit and
avoiding heart attacks to shed-
ding a bit of "baby fat."
At stake are not only bragging


rights, but also the chance to feel,
look, and perform better.
The driving force behind this
healthy competition is Battalion
Chief Kevin Giliam.
"We've had a great response
from our firefighters," Giliam
said. "Not only will the partici-
pants be developing great exer-
cise and eating habits, they will
be improving their job perfor-
mance and empowering them-
selves to be their best person."
In an occupation where peak


performance is expected every
day, the fitness and training of
firefighters is a key to excellence
in public safety service. Heart
attacks continue to be the biggest
killer of firefighters, says Giliam,
which makes the weight loss
thrust even more compelling.
The "biggest loser" program
appeals to co-workers who want
to increase their fitness, as well
as those members whose fitness
levels may have slowly declined
over the years, Giliam said.


Learn To Decipher Food Labels


Food labels may be written in
English, but too often, it seems
like a strange language.
Labels contain a lot of useful
information, including nutrition-
al values, ingredients, serving
sizes, fat and calorie content, and
net quantity.
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services, Division of Food Safety,
has a brochure available that
breaks down each section and
explains exactly what they mean
and how the consumer can use
the information for better health.
"In the wake of recent reports
of food-borne illnesses, as well as
numerous product recalls, the
public is concerned about food
safety issues," Bronson said.
For example, knowing what


nutrients are in the products
enables people to make healthy
food choices. More importantly,
for people who have food aller-
gies, carefully reading the label
and knowing what a product con-
tains can be a matter of life or
death.
Making sense of product date
stamps is also important. Dairy,
infant formula and shellfish
must have expiration dates
stamped on them but the majori-
ty of products are not required to
do so.
There are a number of phrases
used and not all product dating is
related to safety, it is often a
quality issue.
"Sell by" gives the retailer a
time limit on how long to have a
product out so there is time for


the consumer to take it home and
use it.
"Best if used by" tells con-
sumers how long the product will
be at its best quality and is not
related to any safety concerns.
An expiration date tells when
a product should no longer be
consumed because of the poten-
tial for bacteria growth or for loss
of nutrient value.
Consumers who want to know
more about the label information
can obtain a brochure by calling
the Department consumer hot-
line at 1-800-HELPFLA (1-800-
435-7352) or download from the
Department's Division of food
safety website at
http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/fs/
(click on "publications" in the left-
hand column).


Something Different


By DANA JACOBI
American Institute
for Cancer Research

As summer arrives, this is the
perfect time to enjoy papaya.
If you are already acquainted
with it, perhaps one pleasant
result of visiting a tropical locale,
let me inspire you to serve it more
often, including in savory dishes,
like this chicken salad.
Happily, whether papaya is a
new experience or you already like
it, eating it is easy since it is often
one of the cut-up fruits most
supermarkets now sell.
For me, the flesh of a papaya
looks like that of a melon or
mango lit with the intense glow of
a sunset. (Although sometimes
actually called papaya melon, they
are not related.)
Far softer than any melon,
most of the papayas we get taste
just mildly sweet. At first, I found
this strange, since my first papaya
experiences were the sugary drink
sold at sidewalk stands in New
York City. Now, though, I prefer
eating the actual fruit.
Even when you buy papayas
whole, they do not taste like the
tree-ripened ones you might have
had in the tropics.
Still, they have a unique melt-
in-your-mouth quality and musky,
lightly sweet flavor that goes par-
ticularly well with chicken or
shrimp in main-course dishes.
Papaya is good with tomatoes in


salsa and with other tropical
fruits or melons, too.
The flesh of a papaya can be
yellow, pinkish orange, salmon red
or deep rose and its skin may be
green; yellow, orange or rose,
depending on the type of papaya
and how ripe it is.
Whatever the color, and no mat-
ter if it comes looking like a large
avocado the size of a football, the
flesh of commercially-grown
papayas tastes fairly similar and
slices or dices easily.
Someone once had me taste the
shiny, caviar-like black seeds of a
papaya. If you like their uniquely
peppery flavor as much as I do,
sprinkle a few of them over this
succulent salad as an intriguing
garnish.
You can chop everything but
the papaya ahead, then assemble
this salad that can conveniently
use up any roasted or grilled
chicken leftover from a previous
meal.

Papaya, Red Pepper and
Pecan Salad with Chicken
8 cups torn romaine lettuce
leaves
2 medium, ripe papaya, peeled,
halved, seeded and cubed
1 large red bell pepper, halved,
seeded and sliced into 1/4-inch
pieces
2 scallions, white part only
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime
juice
2 tbsp. fat-free, reduced-sodium


chicken broth
1 tbsp. honey
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
Salt and freshly ground black
pepper, to taste
3/4 lb. cooked boneless chicken,
diced
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toast-
ed.
In a large salad bowl, combine
the lettuce, papaya, bell pepper
and scallions. In a measuring cup
or small bowl, whisk together the
lime juice, broth, honey, garlic and
mustard. Slowly add the olive oil
in a thin stream and whisk the
dressing until it is well blended.
Season to taste with salt and pep-
per.
Pour the dressing over the
salad, add the chicken and toss
until well combined. Top with the
pecans and serve.
To toast the pecans, put them
in a small skillet over medium-
high heat and stir frequently for 2
to 3 minutes, until lightly
browned. Immediately transfer
the nuts to a small dish and cool.
Makes 4 servings.
Per serving: 362 calories, 15 g.
total fat (2 g. saturated fat), 29 g.
carbohydrate, 30 g. protein, 7 g.
dietary fiber, 115 mg. sodium.
"Something Different" is written
for the American Institute for
Cancer Research (AICR) by Dana
Jacobi, author of The Joy of Soy
and recipe creator for AICR's
Stopping Cancer Before It Starts.


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4 The Polk County Democrat June 25, 2007


Editorial


Chronicling History,


One Issue at a Time


It isn't unusual, when going through
material piled in a parents' or grandpar-
ents' attic, or in cartons in their garage, to
find tattered, yellowed copies of old news-
papers.
Occasionally, a few of the papers were
published as long ago as the 19th century.
Some of those old papers still have value.
In fact, on an Internet auction site this
week a person was selling a London
Gazette which they said dates back to 1689.
Often the headlines in those old newspa-
pers herald historic events, such as the end
of World War I or World War II, or the day
in May of 1927 that Charles Lihdbergh
flew a solo, nonstop flight across the
Atlantic, or the 1932 front page telling of
the kidnapping and murder of the 20-
month-old Lindbergh baby.
Many have saved a paper from July 20,
1969, the day Neil Armstrong became the
first man to step on the surface of the
moon. People also saved the paper pub-
lished on Saturday, Nov. 23, 1963, the day
after the assassination of President John F.
Kennedy in Dallas.
Papers were saved when the late presi-
dent's brother, Robert F. Kennedy, was
assassinated, or when Martin Luther King,
Jr., was murdered.
All of these major events have since been
chronicled in history books or in material
posted on the Internet. But this cannot
match the "we were there" feel of an
account published in a newspaper, a news-
paper which you, your parents or grand-
parents carefully tucked away.
And there are papers that are saved
because they include a story about the
birth, marriage or death of a family mem-
ber. .
Many of us also collect articles that


include an account about a relative who
raced down the high school football field
to score the winning touchdown, or tossed
in 15 points in a basketball game, or set a
record at a track meet.
Many politicians keep the papers that
report on when they were elected to the.
city commission, to the school board, or to
some other post.
Those of us who labor in journalism also
are aware of the importance of our news-
papers to people compiling family histo-
ries.
Amateur genealogists can become excit-
ed when they find that a long lost family
member was mentioned in a newspaper
story.
Those small, but significant personal
items from years ago seldom are available
on the Internet, nor can the information be
found elsewhere.
We are proud of our craft and of each
issue of the newspaper we produce.
What we write will never be carved into
stone tablets, but we hope to continue to
make a significant contribution to your life
and family's history.



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

10 More Commandments for Driving


Last week, the Vatican issued
"Ten Commandments" for dri-
vers, a combination of good man-
ners and ways to delay your
arrival at your Greater Reward.
It included things like crossing
yourself before you begin the
drive and being courteous to
your fellow motorists.
A good beginning.
But ... well, you know ... it
was a challenge. There were a
few things that the Pope could
not say, because he is a dignified
guy, and your expectations of me
are considerably less.
And with good reason.
So, borrowing in part from the
Vatican's Top 10 (actually, codi-
fied not by His Holiness himself,
but by Cardinal Renato Martino,
who heads the Vatican's office for
"migrants and itinerant people")
here is my guidance:
1. As the cardinal said, cross-
ing yourself before the start of the
trip is a good idea. (I am an
Episcopalian - Catholic Lite, as
some call it - and we also follow
this practice.) But this is an
important caveat: If your wife is
driving, cross yourself discreetly.
She might not be amused, and it
could be a long, silent ride.
2. When passing a wreck, do
not. rubberneck. The people five
miles behind you, driving at a top
speed of five miles per hour, will
appreciate it if you just pull safe-
ly into an outside lane and keep
going. If you would like to do
something helpful, don't look at
the wreck; say a prayer for those
involved in it.


3. If you are driving and have
an insatiable thirst for the day's
headlines, have your wife read
the newspaper to you. This is
probably the only time I -will
counsel against reading the paper
yourself.
4. When passing a billboard
for the Cafe Risque on 1-75, don't
rubberneck. Hey, there'll be
another one a mile or so down
the road. This has nothing to do
with motorist safety; this has to
do with your marriage, okay?
Mary and I celebrated 44 years
last week. I know whereof I
speak. Ditto for Hooters bill-
boards, and for that honey
blonde in a bikini driving a con-
vertible. Alternate plan: wear
sunglasses with really dark lens-
es.
5. Soldiers salute with four fin-
gers; Boy Scouts with three; Cub
Scouts with two; I have been all
of these. There is another univer-
sal gesture of recognition that
requires only one finger. If you
feel obliged to render it to the dri-
ver of a vehicle that has more
axles than your own, keep your
hand well beneath the wind-
shield. It can be your little secret,
okay?
Doing okay so far? The other
five commandments come into
play because no matter how care-
ful you try to be, you just may get
pulled over for speeding, so let's
noodle a little on the protocol for
that eventuality. In other words,
this is guidance on how to deal
with a person wearing a uniform,
a badge, a gun, and a grim facial


expression:
6. Addressing the officer as
"Sir" is not a gesture of sub-
servience; it is a Southern idiom
that you should practice on this
occasion.
7. If the officer is of the female
persuasion, the form of address is
"Ma'am."
8. This advice comes from my
friend Mary, which is an impor-
tant disclaimer: If uncertain
whether the officer is a Sir or a
Ma'am, address this person as
"Officer." I don't know why
Mary told me to include this.
After 44 years, you just do as
you're told.
9. Do not - ever - ask the
officer if he or she is "a little short
on your quota of tickets this
month." Every law enforcement
agency will assure ypu that there
is no such thing as a quota for
traffic tickets. Besides, if he or she
is indeed short on his or her
quota, the officer just might write
you two tickets (you did have
your seatbelt buckled, right?) to
get two tickets closer to the
quota. And do not tell the officer,
"I pay your salary." He or she
might consider that you're not
paying quite enough.
10. And this advice is for my
many Snowbird friends. Do not
- under any circumstances -
tell the officer that things would
be handled differently back
where you come from. Because
Bubba, We Really ... Don't Care
... How You Did It Up North!


INSIDE OUT / By CHIP BALLARD


'Sopranos' Finale Leaves Fans Cheated


All of you who have read my
column for any length of time
know I am a fan of radio talk
show host, Glenn Beck.
It wasn't so long ago Beck
came to 970 WFLA in Tampa. At
the time, that was his only sta-
tion; now his show is broadcast
nationwide to an audience rival-
ing that of Rush Limbaugh. He
also has his own TV show.
His first year in Tampa Bay, I
heard Beck say of a new HBO TV
show called "The Sopranos": "I
shouldn't like this show, but I've
turned it on and now I can't turn
it off. I'm hooked."
The following week "The
Sopranos" cast appeared on the
cover of "TV Guide." I called the
cable company and had HBO
added to my package so I could
see what all the fuss was about.
What I .saw was a realistic and
disturbing closeup of the sleazy
underbelly of the New Jersey
Mafia.
After one episode, I under-
stood Beck's remark that 'he
shouldn't like this show. It was
chock full of profanity, violence,
third-rate romance and sordid
sex.
"But it's so well done," I told
myself, week after week, as I con-


tinued to tune in for more. And it
was. It was one of the most origi-
nal and compelling TV shows to
come along in years.
It began with mob boss
Anthony Soprano seeing a psy-
chiatrist. That knowledge, that he
was seeing a shrink, if heard by
the wrong ears, would get him
whacked. Tony had been referred
to her by his next door neighbor,
an M.D., when Tony started pass-
ing out from anxiety attacks.
Unlike characters in most TV
shows, these were not static but
ever-changing. Over the years the
series aired, we saw Tony age and
get fat. We watched his hair fall
out. We saw his children grow
up.
And what characters! There
was Tony's crazy mother, his
lunatic sister, his capos and
acquaintances, his enemies ...
each one, no matter how
deranged and disgusting, was a
fascinating study.
Scripts were so well-written,
parts so well acted, that we could
not imagine anyone else being
that person. Each actor so believ-
ably became his character that we
will never see any of them in any
other role without thinking
Sopranos.


As the final episode drew near,
wonder and anticipation grew
high. Would Tony be clipped,
sent to prison, flip and get into
the witness protection program?
Millions of viewers had their own
ideas of how the drama would
end.
Tony, his wife Carinela, and
son A.J., are sitting in a diner
waiting for daughter Meadow.
Suspicious-looking people enter
but no special attention is paid to
them. Meadow arrives and, with
some difficulty, parallel parks in
front of the diner, climbs out of
her car and runs toward the door.
Tony, who has just played a song
by Journey on the jukebox,
glances up and .. . the screen
goes black.
I thought something had gone
wrong with my TV set or that I'd
leaned 9n the remote and turned
it off. After about 10 seconds,
credits began to roll. I stayed up
late for another showing to see
the 10 seconds I'd missed, but
again it ended with 10 seconds of
black silence. That was it. It was
over.
Since then I've heard the end-
ing called "brilliant," "disap-
pointing," "incomplete," and
"lazy." All I know is I felt cheated.


I understand that it was one of
those endings where each viewer
imagines his own. I think we can
safely assume Tony got whacked,
but what about Carmela, A.J., and


Meadow? Did the whole family
get clipped?
I expected a surprise ending,
but I did not think it would just


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CRWC IS CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS with Higgins, and Marlene Brantley. - (Staff photo by
an open house. Marking the anniversary are (from Priscilla Perry)
left): Julie Simmons, Rayanne Woodruff, Donna

Community Rehabilitation Celebrates

Open House And Fifth Anniversary


By PRISCILLA PERRY
Staff Writer
Fort Meade's Community
Rehabilitation and Wellness
Center will be holding an open
house Friday, June 29, from 10'


Historic Bok Sanctuary has
named Cynthia M. Alexander to
the Sanctuary's board of direc-
tors.
Mrs. Alexander and her hus-
band, Florida Senator JD
Alexander, live in Lake Wales
with their two daughters. They
are members of First
Presbyterian Church of Lake
Wales.
A Sanctuary volunteer and co-
chairman of the 2006 Christmas
at Pinewood benefit party, Mrs.
Alexander serves on the boards of
All Saints Academy, Polk
Museum of Art and United Way of
Central Florida.
She received B.A. degrees in
mathematics and economics from
Agnes Scott College.
"Cindy's . enthusiasm and
involvement has benefited a
broad spectrum of our communi-
ty. As former COO of the United
Way of Central Florida and the
incoming president of the Lake
Wales Arts Council, Cindy has


James Wood

Summit

Names

Woods V.P.

Summit, a provider of work-
ers' compensation insurance ser-
vices in the southeastern United
States, has named James Wood
vice president of sales and mar-
keting.
Wood has filled that position
on an interim basis since May of
this year.
In December 2006, he was
tapped to fill Summit's newly cre-
ated position of vice president of
marketing.
A Winter Haven native, Wood
joined Summit in 1998 and has
played, an integral role in the
company's growth and develop-
ment.
He has worked in claims,
human resources; served as
director of Florida sales and as
director of underwriting; and has
led various special projects.
Wood served as the project
leader for Summit's first compre-
hensive website, and developed
and facilitated a companywide
customer service training pro-
gram.
Wood, a University of South
Florida alumnus, holds an MBA
from St. Leo College and recently
earned his doctorate in organiza-
tional leadership from Nova
Southeastern University.


a.m. to 3 p.m.
Members of the staff are cele-
brating five years at the 100
Broadway Street location with
food, prizes, and health screening,
It all began 10 years ago.
"Because there were no other


used her organizational abilities
to benefit area non-profits.
Sanctuary staff has had the plea-
sure of working with Cindy on
fundraising events, and we are
fortunate to have her join our
board," Sanctuary President
David Price said.
Mrs. Alexander retired from
the United Way of Central
Florida where she worked for 18
years in a variety of staff leader-
ship roles.
She was instrumental in the
United Way's growth as well as
its transition from a fundraising
organization to a community
impact organization, Price said.
She continues to support the
agency as a working with the
Tocqueville Society and as a
member of its board of directors.
The Sanctuary's board of direc-
tors has governance and fiduciary
responsibility for the operations
and financial management of
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Available

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All Types Aluminum
Construction of Bartow is cur-
rently donating barbecue pack-
ages to spouses of servicemen
and women serving in the Middle
East.
The packages are available
through the American Legion
Post 4 in Lakeland.
The same packages are being
given to customers who sign a
contract for the installation of a
home improvement project worth
at least $1,500.s


Putnam
Caseworker To
Visit Fort Meade

A caseworker from Adam H.
Putnam's office will visit resi-
dentsof Fort Meade on Tuesday,
July 17, from 1 to 1:30 p.m. at the
Fort Meade Public Library, 75
East Broadway.
For information, call 534-3530.


physical therapy options for Fort
Meade, resident Joe Whitehurst
wanted to serve his community.
So he started a business," Agency
Administrator Rayanne Woodruff
said.
Whitehurst saw the need for
locals to receive physical therapy
without having to travel out of
town, so he serviced patients from
his home until five years ago,
when he opened the doors in the
present business location.
Now owned by Indiana-based
Performance Physical Therapy,
CRWC, which takes Medicare
Part B, as well as most insuir-
ances, the facility serves resi-
dents who are prescribed by their
physicians to receive physical
therapy.
"Most people don't realize they
have a choice when it comes to
physical therapy. A patient has
the right to request the therapist
of his or her choice," said Ms.
Woodruff. "Some of our patients
were driving to the VA hospital
three times a week because they
didn't know they could request
CRWC in Fort Meade."
After the physician prescribes
physical therapy, the therapist
evaluates and prepares a person-
alized plan of treatment for the
patient.
Ms. Woodruff has been agency
administrator for Performance
PT since 1996, for the Fort
Meade and Lakeland centers,
which also include home health
services.
Clinical Director Elsa Nail's
office is in Lakeland but makes
clinical visits as needed to the
Fort Meade center.
Business Manager Simmons,
who has been with the business
six years, mentioned the intent is
to branch out into the Fort Meade
community, business as well as
neighborhood.
"We would like to train proper
body mechanics by teaching older
residents or business employees
how to avoid back injury," Ms.
Woodruff added. "In-service class-
es can be held at community cen-
ters, mobile home parks, busi-
nesses. We're flexible and have
something to offer residents."
Fort Meade visitors to CRWC
are familiar with the receptionist,
Marlene Brantley, and PT
Assistant Donna Higgins, as well
as Cheryl Doty, the physical ther-
apist.
Community Rehabilitation
and Wellness Center is open
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to
7 p.m. for physical therapy, and
exercise and work-out programs.
They are closed for lunch between
noon and 1 p.m.
The public is invited to sign up
for the exercise and work-out pro-
gram. The initial consultation is
$40, and the monthly fee is
$32.10.


Bar Members Honored For 50 Years


Five Polk County attorneys are
among 123 who will be honored
for a half-century of dedication to
the practice of law as members of
The Florida Bar during The
Florida Bar's Annual Convention,
June 27-30, at the Orlando World
Center Marriott Resort &
Convention Center.
To receive recognition, attor-
neys must be members in good
standing and attain their 50th
anniversary of admittance to the
practice of law in Florida in 2007.
Among the honorees are
judges, politicians, professors,
founders of prominent law firms


and Florida Bar leaders. The
Florida Bar celebrates this year's
honorees for their service to the
community and to the legal pro-
fession.
The 50-year members will be
honored at a luncheon sponsored
by The Florida Bar's Young
Lawyers Division, June 29, at
12:30 p.m. Those being honored
from the 10th Judicial Circuit are
Bartow's Wofford Hampton
Stidham, Haines City's Patricia
Angel Tunno, Roy Alexander
Craig, Jr., of Lake Wales, and
Lakeland's James Paul Hahn and
E. Snow Martin, Jr.


June 25, 2007 The Polk County Democrat 5



Obituaries


William B. Thompson

William B.
Thompson
William Bernard Thompson,
64, of Jacksonville, died of natur-
al causes Wednesday, June 13,
2007, at St. Vincent Hospital.
Mr. Thompson, a Piscataway
Canoy Indian, was born in
Aquasco, Md., on Feb. 20, 1943.
He was a tractor trailer driver
for 23 years.
Survivors include his wife of
25 years, Candace Ruth
Thompson; two brothers, Leo and
Johnny; a sister, Hazell; andc sev-
eral nieces and nephews.
Cremation and private memo-
rial service is planned.


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Jonathan P.
Dunkman
Jonathan P. Dunkman, 52, of
Homeland, died Saturday, June
9, 2007, at Bartow Regional
Medical Center.
A native of Lakeland, Mr.
SDunkman was a resident of
Homeland for several years.
He was employed by Piper
Aircraft for several years and
attended First Baptist Church of
Homeland.
He is survived by his sister,
Mary Pope.
Funeral services will be held
Wednesday, June 27, at 10 a.m.,
at Lakeland Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements: Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in
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Charles S.
Sawyer
Charles S. Sawyer, 59, of
Bartow, died Saturday, June 23,
2007, at James A. Haley Veterans
Hospital in Tampa.
Mr. Sawyer was a longtime
resident of Tampa before moving
to Bartow from Brandon more
than 10 years ago.
He was a former warehouse
manager for Mobil Chemical Co.,
for more than 15 years, and was a
U.S. Air Force veteran of the
Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife,
Sally Sawyer; daughter, Bettina
Sawyer of Vero Beach; son, Brian
Sawyer of Bartow; three sisters,
Diane Wilson and husband,
Malcolm, of Bartow, Charlotte
Tawzer and husband, Harold, of
Tampa, and Sandra Fowler of
Lithia; and two grandchildren.
Services and interment will be
at Florida National Cemetery in
Bushnell.
Arrangements: Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in
Bartow.
Condolences may be made
online at www.whiddenmcleanfu-
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Local Fifth-Grader Heads to


Leaders Conference in D.C.


Chrissy Durrance, 11, has been held in Washington, D.C.
invited to the Junior National A recent fifth grader at thi
Young Leaders Conference to be Anna Woodbury campus, Chriss:


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was honored on awards day in
e May.
y Chrissy was nominated by her
teacher, Jeanne Stephens, to rep-
resent the school and Florida at
the national event.
"I'm very excited and a little
scared. This is the first time
away. I've never been past
Georgia," Chrissy said.
The trip is part of the 2007
Junior National Young Leaders
Conference (JrNYLC) to be held
during the fall in the nation's cap-
ital.
The letter Chrissy received
said, "You were nominated by
your teacher, Mrs. Jeanne
Stephens, who recognized you as
an outstanding individual who
has achieved academic excellence,
and possesses strong leadership
potential."
It went on to say "When you
accept your nomination to become
a Junior National Scholar, you
will join a select group of middle
school students from around the
country for the educational expe-
rience of a lifetime.
"Together with these other
high-achieving students, you will
take part in an event that will
help shape your future and intro-
duce you to American leadership
and history as you have never
experienced it before."


KATHRYN MAMMEL receives her $1,000
scholarship notification from Greater Bartow
Chamber of Commerce Foundation board member
Karen Guffey of Gibson & Wirt, Inc. Mammel plans
to attend Dartmouth 'College in the fall, studying
English and history. Her goal is to become a college-


professor in one of those areas of study. The schol-
arship is given each year by the Foundation to a
Bartow High School, International Baccalaureate,
or Summerlin Academy student who has completed
the Youth Leadership Bartow course. - (Photo pro-
vided by Chamber of Commerce)


HOLDING HER DAR HONOR is Chrissy Durrance, daughter of
Allen and Kim Durrance of Fort Meade, who will be leaving for
Washington, D.C. Oct. 11, not only to tour but to develop her leader-
ship skills. - (Staff photo)





PCC Late Registration for

Term 3B Ends Wednesday


Polk Community College's late
registration for Term 3B is now
being conducted from 8:30 a.m. to
7 p.m. until Wednesday, June 27,
on the Lakeland and Winter
Haven campuses.
There is an additional $25 fee
for late registration.
Summer classes meet on an
accelerated pace of six weeks.


Term 3B classes began today and
end Aug. 7.
For additional registration
information call 669-2305, see
www.polk.edu/learn on the web,
or consult a schedule booklet
(available at area chambers of
commerce, high schools, libraries
and PCC's Lakeland and Winter
Haven campuses).


Bentley Selected as Nobel

Scholarship Seminfinalist

Bartow International
Baccalaureate High School
Student Kimberly Bentley was
selected as a Claes Nobel
Academic Scholarship semifinal-
ist by the National Society of
High School Scholars, and honors . .
organization founded by Claes
Nobel, senior member of the fam- --.
ily that established the Nobel -
Prizes.
Bentley was selected as a
semifinalist for this award from
among 11,000 applicants, based
on excellence in academics, lead-
ership, and service activities.
She is the daughter of Chuck
and Kim Bentley of Bartow. She
graduated from the IB Program
in May 2007, and will attend
Union University in Jackson,
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bCelebrate National Rivers Month


Hurray for Rivers


What would we do without rivers?
They provide us with beauty, recre-
ation, transportation, electricity,
wildlife habitat, water for manufactur-
ing and agriculture, and most impor-
tant, water to drink.
June is National Rivers Month. The
Mini Page celebrates by taking a look
at America's rivers. What do our rivers
do for people, and what condition are
they in today?
What is a river?
A river is a naturally flowing body
of water. Streams, brooks, creeks and
smaller rivers are all part of big river
systems.
Almost all rivers in the United
States flow into the ocean. An excep-
tion is the water flowing into the
Great Salt Lake in Utah.
Rivers all flow from a high point to
the lowest point. Water will find the
easiest way to go downhill.
Rivers help
shape the
landscape.
The
-V Colorado
:- River has
been a
powerful
force in
forming the
Grand.
Canyon.


Some terms to know
A river watershed is
all the area that has water
draining into a river. All
the springs or streams that
flow into the river are part a
of the watershed.
Land is part of the watershed, too. After
rain or snow falls on the land, it drains into
a river. Your yard is part of a watershed.
You can remember this by thinking of a
watershed as an area that is shedding water
into the river.
Headwaters are the beginnings of rivers.
They may be streams so small that you could
jump across, or spots where water bubbles
. out of the ground. They may
be in areas that flow only
t Ll when it rains a lot. Rivers are
- .usually born in high places.


Vacationers enjoy nature while
rafting in the Rogue River-
Siskiyou National Forest in
Oregon. Rivers are popular
places for boating, swimming,
fishing, exploring and other
fun activities.
- : Throughout history, rivers
have also been a form of
transportation. Although today
* they are not as important as
they were before planes, cars
Sand trucks, they still play a
role in moving goods and peo-
pie.




An estuary (ES-chuh-wer-e) is an
area where a _ _
river meets the h
sea. It is the
lowest end of Estuary
the river. Estuary
Estuaries are
often somewhat
salty because/'
sea water is mixing with the fresh
water from the river.
Estuaries are also called bays,
lagoons, sounds or inlets.
A tributary is a stream or river
that joins with a larger stream or
river.
A delta is land that builds up when
eroded material such as clay and sand
settles at the mouth of a river.
A channel is the bottom and either
side of a river or stream.


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The Importance of Rivers


Life-giving waters
All living creatures are made up
of about three-fourths water.
Humans and animals must have
water to survive.
Most of the Earth's water is in the
oceans. But people and most animals
can't live by drinking ocean water. It
is too salty. Water that is good to
drink is called freshwater.
About half of the
drinking water in
the U.S. comes from
rivers. But freshwa-
ter from rivers and
other sources is in
short supply.
Experts say that if all the water in
the world could fit in a gallon milk
jug, the available freshwater would
fit in the bottle cap. Not all freshwa-
ter may be drinkable. Some is in the
form of ice. Some is too polluted to
drink.
Industry and agriculture
People have always have relied on
rivers. River water:
* powers machin-
ery that grinds wheat
into flour or spins
plant fiber into cloth.
* helps make prod-
ucts such
as paper.
* irrigates crops. In the dry West,
about 70 percent of the river water
humans use is for irrigating crops.
* creates electricity. About 10 per-
cent of the electri-
cal power in
America is created
by dams on rivers.
* makes steam
to run coal and nuclear power plants
and provides water to cool those
plants.


The state of our rivers
Experts say only about half of our
rivers and streams meet the stan-
dards set up by our government to
keep our water clean and safe.
People are worried about having
enough clean water. All over the
world, people are working to protect
rivers and watersheds.
However, rivers are in better
shape than they once were.A
Forty years ago, some
of the rivers in
America were so pol-
luted they were catch-
ing on fire!


bThis map shows some of the most
important rivers in the continental United
States. The Missouri is the longest river,
at about 2,500 miles. The Mississippi is
the biggest river. Its watershed covers


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These rapids are part of the
Big South Fork National
River and Recreation Area
in Tennessee and Kentucky.
Big South Fork is one of
many smaller branches that
make up the Cumberland
River.
The little streams and
springs in your neighbor-
hood come together to
form big rivers. Experts say
it is just as important to
protect these small water-
ways as it is to protect big
rivers. These smaller
branches help keep the
rivers clean and flowing.

Caring for our rivers
Here are some ways you can. help
keep our rivers flowing cleanly:

* Volunteer to help clean up trash
along a river.

* Save water. Don't leave the
faucet running when you do tasks
such as brushing your teeth.

* Ask your
parents to use
non-polluting,
safe products for
lawn care.

Chemicals flow from your
lawn into rivers.

* Pick up after your
dog. Remember, almost
everything that goes
on the ground ends up
in our nvers.
a * Urge your class to
help monitor the water
quality in your area.


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Meet Emma Roberts
Emma Roberts stars as detective Nancy
Drew in the movie of that name.
:I Roberts also plays Addie Singer in the
S- Nickelodeon series "Unfabulous." She received
a 2007 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice nomination
Shef ha s for Favorite TV Actress.
She has been in several movies, including "Aquamarine."
SShe began acting in movies when she was 9. She is also a
'singer and plays the guitar. She sang a song in the Disney
Movie "Ice Princess" and has made a CD.
Emma, 16, was born in Rhinebeck, N.Y. She comes from a
family of entertainers. Her father, Eric Roberts, and her
aunts, Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan, are actors. Her
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River Wildlife


Almost three-fourths of all wildlife
species in the United States use
rivers, lakes or wetlands for some
part of their lives. Half of all endan-
gered or threatened species depend
on rivers and streams.
Some, such as fish, live in rivers
year-round. Others, such as birds,
may fly in and out. Animals such as
bears and deer rely on rivers for
drinking water and some food.
Here are some of the animals that
live by or in rivers.


This wood duck depends on rivers in the
Congaree National Park in South Carolina.
Ducks
Ducks live in areas along rivers,
streams and lakes. Some may stay in
the same area all year, but many
others migrate south in the winter.


River otter


Otters are known for how much they
love to swim and play.
When you see a river otter, you
know that the river it lives in is very
healthy. The otter needs to eat shell-
fish, bugs and vegetation. If the otter
is able to find enough food, it means
the river is clean enough for the
otter's food sources to live there.


Pacific salmon
The Pacific salmon spends most of
its life in the ocean. But every few
years, it swims up rivers to lay its
eggs. When the babies hatch and are
big enough, they swim out to the
ocean. They return when they are
adults ready to mate. They mate
and lay eggs, or spawn, only once in
their lives


Great blue heron


The
great
blue
heron
is the
biggest
heron
in the
United
States.


The great blue heron is a common
sight along rivers. It stands on banks
or in the water, waiting for fish to
come by.


Once Pacific salmon spawn, they die.
Then their bodies provide important food
for other river life.


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TRICITY, HABITAT, MANUFACTURING, IRRIGATION, SEA, FLOW,
FRESH, DRY, COOL, RAFTING, FISH, SWIM, EXPLORE, WATER-
SHED, ESTUARY, MOUTH, BAY, CLEAN, RAIN, LIFE.


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8 The Polk County Democrat June 25, 2007


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE OF THE
AAMES MORTGAGE INVESTMENT TRUST
2005-1,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
VERONICA STEVENS F/K/A VERONICA P.
LAMBERT, ET AL,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
2007CA-002331
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: VERONICA STEVENS F/K/A VERONICA
P. LAMBERT AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
VERONICA STEVENS F/K/A VERONICA P.
LAMBERT
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:
LOT 45, TERRANOVA PHASE 1,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 119, AT
PAGE 30-31, 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 is 801 S University Drive, #500,
Plantation, FL 33324 on or before July 26. 2007
(no later than 30 days from the date of the first
publication of this notice of action) and file the
original with the clerk of this court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or 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 21st day of June,
2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY:/s/Lina!Aoullar
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
June 25, July 2, 2007-2040

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA,
Plaintiff,
MICHAEL TOWNSEND, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2007CA-0001853-0000-SEC 07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MICHAEL TOWNSEND
Current Residence: 3956 Hampton Hills
Drive, Lakeland, FL 33810
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL
TOWNSEND
Current Residence: 3956 Hampton Hills
Drive, Lakeland, FL 33810
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
described property:
LOT 56, HARTRIDGE HILLS, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 79, PAGE 9,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Marshall C. Watson,
P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is
1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT.
LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before July
27. 2007, a date which is within thirty (30)
days after the first publication of this Notice in
the POLK COUNTY DEMOCRAT and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing
a special accommodation to participate in this
proceeding should contact the Clerk of the
Circuit Court at the Polk County Courthouse,
First Foor, 255 North Broadway, Bartow, FL
33830, Phone (863) 534-4488 not later than
seven days prior to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
this 21st day of June. 2007.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s Mary Murphy
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
June 25, July 2, 2007-2041

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
R-G CROWN BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARTIN OSEI KWABENA NANTWI; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARTIN OSEI
KWABENA NANTWI; IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S); IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
SANDY RIDGE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION OF POLK COUNTY, INC.; THE MORT-
GAGE FIRM, INC. D/B/A ALTERNATIVE
MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS; WHETHER DIS-
SOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING,
TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT #2;
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
2007-CA-002879

TO: MARTIN OSEI KWABENA NANTWI;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARTIN OSEI
KWABENA NANTWI; IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S); IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES,
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR -AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTS)
Whose Residence is: unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your
answer or written defenses, if any, in the above
proceeding with the Clerk of the Court, and to
serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney,
whose name and address appears hereon, with-
in thirty days of the first publication of this
Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit
for foreclosure of mortgage against the following
described property, to wit:
LOT 139, SANDY RIDGE PHASE I,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS


RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 124, PAGES 39
THROUGH 47, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A: 156 RIDGEBROOK COURT, DAV-
ENPORT, FLORIDA 33896
If you fail to file your answer or written
defenses in the aboveproceeding, on plaintiff's
attorney, a default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida
Relay Services 711.
Witness my hand and seal of this court of the
21st day of June, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By // Lina Aguilar
Deputy Clerk


(Seal)
June 25, July 2, 2007-2042

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BETTY P. BENSON,
Deceased.
File No.
07-CP-1276
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Betty P.
Benson, deceased, whose date of death was
April 23rd. 2007. and whose Social Security
Number is 267-14-7895, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division;
the address of which is P.O. Box 9000. Drawer
CC-4 Bartow. FL 33831. The names and
addresses of the personal 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
June 25. 2007.
Personal Representative:
Ross Edwin Finney
' 4627 Kimball Court West
Lakeland, FL 33813
Citrus & Chemical Bank
TROIANO & ROBERTS, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Representative
317 SOUTH TENNESSEE AVENUE
LAKELAND,'FL 33801-4617
Telephone: (863) 686-7136
Florida Bar No. 0221864
June 25, July 2, 2007-2038

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE:
ESTATE OF JEWELL MANLEY,
Deceased.
FILE NO.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of Jewell
Manley, deceased, File Number 07CP-1059, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which
is 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida
33830. The names and addresses of the
Personal representative and the Personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this
'notice is served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims, must file-their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST-'PUBLICATION OH THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
- NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
June 25. 2007.
Personal Representative:
DENNIS W. MANLEY
Attorney for Personal Representative:
C. PARKE SUTHERLAND, ESQ.
120 East Davidson Street
Bartow, Florida 33830
863-519-7100
Florida Bar No. 870781
June 25, July 2, 2007-2036
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JEWELL MANLEY,
DECEASED.
FILE NO.
07-CP-1059
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of JEWELL
MANLEY, deceased, File Number 07-CP-1059,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division the address of which is
Post Office Box 9000, Bartow, FL 33830. The
decedent's last will and testament is dated
December 16, 2004. The names and addresses
of the personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is served
who have objections that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications of the personal rep-
resentative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court
are required to file their objections with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE. DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after the date of the
first publication of the notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR
THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and per-
sons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is June 25, 2007.
Personal Representative:
DENNIS W. MANLEY
2525 Gabrielle Road
Ft. Meade, FL 33841
Attorney for Personal Representative:
C. PARKE SUTHERLAND, ESQ.
Taylor & Sutherland, P.A.
120 East Davidson Street
Bartow, Florida 33830
863-519-7100
Florida Bar No. 870781
June 25, July 2, 2007-2035

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
WH ALDERMAN PLUMBING & HEATING CO.,
INC.


Plaintiff,
vs.
RIMEK, LLOYD, CYNTHIA J RIMEK, LABOR
READY SOUTHEAST INC, RENTAL SERVICE
CORPORATION, DEPARTMENT OF THE
TREASURY INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
2002-CC-0038 11-0000-00
NOTICE OF SALE
Note is hereby given that, pursuant to the
Final Judgment entered on June 15, 2007, in the
above entitled cause, in the County Court in and
for Polk County, Florida, I will sell the property
situated in Polk County, Florida, described as:
BEGINNING ON THE SW CORNER OF


THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE
NW 1/4 OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 29
SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE EAST 180 FEET
ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE WEST
1/2 OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF
SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTH,
RANGE 24 EAST, THENCE NORTH AND
PARALLEL TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID
WEST 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4
AT A DISTANCE OF 130 FEET; THENCE
WEST AND PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH
LINE OF SAID WEST 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4
OFTHE NW 1/4 DISTANCE OF 180 FEET
TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID WEST 1/2
OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4; THENCE
SOUTH TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING,
EXCEPT THE WEST 20 FEET OF THE
ABOVE DESCRIBED TRACT; AND THE
NORTH 5.0 FEET OF THE SOUTH 135.0
FEET OF THE WEST 192 FEET OF THE
WEST 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4
LESS THE WEST 20 FEET THEREOF;
AND THE EAST 12 FEET OF THE WEST'
192 FEET OF THE SOUTH 135 FEET OF
SAID WEST 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4 OF NW
1/4, ALL IN SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 29
SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for
cash, in the Jury Lounge, on the Second Floor,
Polk County Courthouse, 255 North Broadway,
in Bartow, Polk County, Florida, at 9:00 .M. on
July 18, g2Z.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
on the 18th day of June. 2007Z.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Laureen Richardson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 25, July 2, 2007-2037

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 12th day of July, 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.
C28 CAREYELLE WILSON
C34 MINDY MICHELLE MADDIE
D18 NEW TESTAMENT TABERNACLE MIN-
ISTRY
D33 TRAYSHELLE HENDERSON
L06 BETTY MARSH
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.
June 25, July 2, 2007-2039

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
AAMES FUNDING CORPORATION DBA
AAMES HOME LOAN,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RUBENSCA LUV PEREZ, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2007CA-001313
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 31st
day of May. 2007, and entered in Case No.
2007CA-001313, of the Circuit Court of the 10th
Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County, Florida,
wherein AAMES FUNDING CORPORATION
DBA AAMES HOME LOAN is the Plaintiff and
RUBENSCA LUV PEREZ; BENJAMIN 0
PEREZ; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash
at the Jury Lounge Second Floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broadway Avenue,
Bartow, Florida (Entry on Church Street), at the
Polk County Courthouse, in BARTOW, Florida,
at 9:00 a.m. on the 11th day of July, 2007, the
following described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
THE NORTH 4 FEET OF LOT 158, ALL OF
LOT 159, AND THE SOUTH 6 FEET OF
LOT 160, IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT OF
LOT 159, OF WESTWOOD, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 23, PAGE 14, 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 31st day of May. 2007.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of The Circuit Court
By /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
June 25, July 2, 2007-2031

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COMPANY, INC., A
Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
OPAL R BECKERMEYER, et al.,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.:
2006 CC 006269
NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAP-
TER45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order or Final Judgment entered on Juno .
200Z, 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
June 11. 2007. at the Jury Lounge, Second
Floor at the Polk County Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, the follow-
ing described property:
LOT 3, 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 o
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 7th day of June. 200Z.
RICHARD WEISS
Clerk, County Court
By: /s/ Laureen Richardson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 25, July 2, 2007-2030

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
S.T.A.R.S. TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure
of Lien and intent to sell vehicles pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes that
on 07/09/2007, 9:30 am at 2935 US HIGHWAY
17 S, BARTOW, FL 33830-8982. S.T.A.R.S.
TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject
any and/or all bids.
2000 MITSUBISHI
VIN# JA3AY26C9YU0128915
June 25, 2007-2032
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
S.T.A.R.S. TOWING gives Notice of Foreclosure
of Lien and intent to sell vehicles pursuant to
subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes that
on 07/05/2007, 9:30 am at 2935 US HIGHWAY
17 S, BARTOW, FL 33830-8982. S.T.A.R.S.
TOWING reserves the right to accept or reject
any and/or all bids.
2005 SUZUKI
VIN# JS3TY92V854104708
June 25, 2007-2033

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
VIRGIL WOMBLE, A/K/A VIRGIL L. WOMBLE,
Deceased.
FILE NO. 07 CP-1422
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of VIRGIL
WOMBLE A/K/A VIRGIL L. WOMBLE,
deceased, File Number 07CP-1422, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which.is Polk
County Courthouse, Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4419, Bartow, Florida 33830-9000.
The names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representatives'
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dents estate on whom a copy of this notice has
been served must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against
decedent's estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.,
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAM 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 June 25, 2007.
Personal Representative
Phillip L. Womble
Post Office Box 611
Highland City, Florida 33846
Attorney for Personal Representative
Philip 0. Allen, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 167375
PETERSON & MYERS, P.A.
Post Office Box 24628
Lakeland, Florida 33802-4628
Telephone: (863) 683-6511
June 25, July 2, 2007-2034
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT M. AKEY
Deceased.
File No.:
07CP-0763
AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Robert M.
Akey, deceased, whose date of death was
February 14, 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-
DENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this notice is
June 18, 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
June 18, 25, 2007-1993

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF:
CHARLIE NEARLY,
Husband,
and
LULA NEARLY,
Wife.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2007-DR-005579-0000-00
Sec. 01
MnITIPc Ac ATIAM 1AR DIIRI IC ATIAN


SiNOTICE OF AC I OIU ruP UBLIAI IN
To: CHARLIE NEARLY
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Dissolution of Marriage, including claims for dis-
solution of marriage, payment of debts, division
of real and personal property, and for payments
of support, has been filed against you. You are
required to serve a copy of your written defens-
es to this action, if any, on Rodney Durrance, Jr.,
Petitioner's attorney, whose address is P.O. Box
7787, Winter Haven, FL 33883, on or before
July 24, 2007, and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court at the Polk County Courthouse,
P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-2, Bartow, FL 33830-
9000, either before service on Petitioner's attor-
ney or Immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law
Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic
disclosure of documents and information.
Failure to comply can result in sanctions, includ-
ing dismissal or striking of pleadings.
DATED this 14th day of June, 2007.
' RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of Said Court
By /s/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 2007-1994

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,
Plaintiff,
v .
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES AND
CLAIMANTS OF THE ESTATE OF BEULAH
MAE THOMPSON, et al.,
Defendants.
CIRCUIT CIVIL


CASE NO.
53-2007-CA-2229-SEC.8
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES AND
CLAIMANTS OF THE ESTATE OF BEULAH
MAE THOMPSON
556 Avenue T, N.E.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to fore-
close a mortgage on the following property in
Polk County, Florida:
LOT 8, of CAMPBELL and HENRY SUBDI-
VISION, WINTER HAVEN,. 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 32, PAGE 9.
TOGETHER WITH all the improvements
now or hereafter erected on the property,
and all easements, rights, appurtenances,
rents, royalties, mineral, oil and gas rights
and profits, water rights and stock and all fix-
tures now or hereafter attached to the prop-
erty.
has been filed against you and you are required
to serve a copy of your written defense, if any,
on or before July 19. 2007 or 30 days after the
first publication of this Notice, on Gerald D.
Davis, of Ternam, Kemker, Scharf, Barkin, Frye,
O'Neill & Mullis, P.A., whose address is 200
Central Ave., Suite 1600, St. Petersburg FL
33701, and file the original with this Court 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 Complaint. This notice shall be published
once a week for two consecutive weeks in the
Polk County Democrat.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court
on June 14,2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lina Aguilar
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 18, 25, 2007-1989

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
ASSET MANAGEMENT HOLDINGS, LLC,
PLAINTIFF,
VS. .
ERICKA M. MUNCY, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ERICKA M. MUNCY, STEEPLECHASE
ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC., UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSES-
SION #1 AND #2, et al.,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO: .
53-2007CA-001N589-0000
SECTION: 7
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to
a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure
dated May 31, 2007, entered in Civil Case No.
53-2007CA-001589-0000 (7) of the Circuit Court
of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Polk
County, Florida, wherein the ASSET MANAGE-
MENT HOLDINGS, LLC, Plaintiff, and ERICKA
M. MUNCY, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ERICKA
M. MUNCY, STEEPLECHASE ESTATES
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., are
Defendants..
I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the Jury Lounge, Second Floor, in the
Polk County Courthouse, 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, FL 33831, at 9:00 A.M. on the 5th day of
July, 2007, the following described property Polk
County, Florida:
LOT 22, STEEPLECHASE PHASE ONE,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 89, PAGE 8, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Florida. Please note that the main entrance is
located on Church Street. No entry is possible
from Broadway Avenue. in the event any tem-
porary change is necessary, the Clerk will post a
"Notice of Change" at the sale location directing
the bidders to the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain assistance. Please
contact the Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court
on June 1, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/.Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
June 18, 25, 2007-1964

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS
TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF
BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURI-
TIES TRUST 2006-SD1, ASSET BACKED
CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-SD1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOANN SANTIAGO-CHARLES; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JOANN SANTIAGO-CHARLES;
UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II;
HAMPTON ESTATES PHASE 1, VILLAGE 1-A
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS,INC., AS NOMINEE FOR SEBRING
CAPITAL PARTNERS LIMITED PARTNER-
SHIP, and any unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, creditorsand other unknown persons
or unknown spouses claiming by, through-and
under any of the above-named Defendants,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2007-CA-2555-WH-04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO;
HAMPTON ESTATES PHASE 1, VILLAGE
1-A HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CUR-
RENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
And any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors and other unknown persons or
unknown spouses claiming by, through and
under the above-named Defendant(s), if
deceased or whose last known addresses
are unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose Mortgage covering the following
real arid personal property described as follows,
to-wit:
Lot 43, HAMPTON ESTATES PHASE 1,
VILLAGE 1-A, according to the Plat there-
of recorded in Plat Book 106, Pages 38
and 39, of the Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
has been filed against you, and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Charlotte Combs
Stone, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South
Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida
32812 and file the original with the Clerk of the
above-styled Court on or before 30 days from
the first publication, otherwise a Judgment
may be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court
on the 13th day of June. 2007.
If you are a person with a disability who need
any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain assistance. Please
contact the Office of the court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 800-955-8770.
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT


BY: /s/ Lina Aguilar
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
June 18, 25, 2007-1985

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE:
ESTATE OF SYLVIA P. DIXON a/k/a
SYLVIA DIXON, DECEASED.
FILE NO.
7QZCP-ia5 3
NQTICQETO CRFI)ITORS
The administration of the estate ol SYLVIA P.
DIXON a/k/a SYLVIA DIXON, deceased, whose
date of death was February 20, 2007 and whose


Social Security Number is 371-24-9359, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of which
is P. 0. Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida
33831. The names and. addresses of the
Personal representative and the Personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other per-
sons having claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate, including unmatured, contingent
or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this
notice is served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECE-
DENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice is
June 18. 2007.
Sheila Cotton
P.O. Box 4532
Haines City, FL 33845
ROBERT C. NETTLETON
Florida Bar No. 058429
SP. 0. Box 277
Haines City, FL 33845-0277
Telephone: (863) 422-6484
Attorney for Personal Representative
June 18, 25, 2007-1975
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
AS TRUSTEE FOR NORMURA HOME EQUITY
LOAN, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2006-FM2
Plaintiff,
v.
JON BRILEY and HOLLY J. BRILEY; 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.
53-2007CA-001153-0000-00 WH Sec 07
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 31,
2007, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of POLK
County, Florida, described as:
LOTS 7 AND 8, BLOCK 14, HACKLAKE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11, PAGE
43, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 920 South Kissengen Avenue,
Bartow, Florida 33830
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for
cash, at the Jury Lounge, Second floor, of the
Polk County Courthouse, located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, (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 will post a "Notice of Change" at the
sale location directing the bidders to the tempo-
rary sale location.), Bartow, Florida, at 9:00
o'clock a.m., on July 5, 2007.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus
From the sale, if any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file
a claim within 60 days after the sale.
All sales are to be held-at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Florida. Please note that the main entrance is
located on Church Street. No entry is possible
from Broadway Avenue. In the event any tem-
porary change is necessary, the Clerk will post a
"Notice of Change" at the sale location directing
the bidders to the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida
Relay Services 711.
Dated at Bartow, Florida this 1st day of June,
2007.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 18, 25, 2007-1970

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DAVID WAYNE MARLOWE,
Deceased
File No.
2007CP-00387
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of DAVID
WAYNE MARLOWE, deceased, File Number
2007CP-00387 is pending in the Circuit Court
for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office Box 9000,
Bartow, Florida, 33831-9000. The names and
addresses of the Personal Representative and
the Personal Representative's attorney are set
forth below. Said estate is intestate.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED
THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is served
who have objections that challenge the validity
of the will, the qualifications of the personal rep-
resentative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court
are required to file their objections with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
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 per-
sons having claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJEC-
TIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this Notice
is June 18, 2007.
Personal Representative
Gloria Marlowe
2219 Sylvester Road
Lakeland, FL 33801
Attorney for Personal Representative
THOMAS C. SAUNDERS
Florida Bar No. 0386080
Post Office Box 1279
Bartow, Florida 33831-1279
(863) 533-6200
June 18, 25, 2007-1990


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June 25, 2007 The Polk County Democrat ,


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
AVATAR PROPERTIES, INC., A Florida
Corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GEMMA F. GUERRERO, et al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.:
2006 CC 007602
RT NOTClE E.SALEFMRS AN.TOQCHIAP-
TER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an
Order re-scheduling sale of June 12. 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 June 11.
2007, at the Jury Lounge, Second Floor at
the Polk County Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830, the follow-
Sing described property:
LOT 6, BLOCK 1106, VILLAGE 7, NEIGH-
BORHOOD 5, POINCIANA SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 53, AT PAGE
28, 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
SOF 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 12th day of June 2007.
RICHARD WEISS
Clerk, County Court
By: /s/ Vanessa Marshall
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 18, 25, 2007-1988

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
EDDIE FUCCI, et al.,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
53-07-CA-2062-0000 WH SEC. 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
RICHARD J. HART, if married if alive, and/or
dead his (their) unknown heirs, devisees.
legatees or grantees and and all persons or par-
S' ties claiming by, through, under or against
him (them).
Addresses unknown.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Action for fore-
closure of a mortgage on the following property
in POLK County, Florida:
LOT 41, OF A RE-SUBDIVISION OF LOTS
.30, 31, 32, 39,'40 AND 41, BLOCK 4 AND
- - PART OF EASTWAY DRIVE HIGHLAND
HILLS, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 36, PAGE 6,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF Pc(LK
COUNTY. FLORIDA
has been -ie-d ,. ,r,- ,.:.u and you r. r. quir~3
' to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to
it on SPEAR AND HOFFMAN, P.A., Attorneys,
whose address is 9700 South Dixie Highway,
. Suite 610, Miami, Florida 33156, (305) 670-
2299, within 30 days after the first publica-
tion of the notice and to file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before service on
SPEAR AND HOFFMAN, P.A., attorneys or
immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will
be entered against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint or Petition.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
' any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863)
S534-4690, 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 13th day of June, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By:./s/ Lina Aguilar
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 18, 25, 2007-1987

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ERVIN L. STOKES,
Deceased.
File Number
07CP-0766
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE:
The administration of the estate of ERVIN L.
STOKES, deceased, File Number 07CP-0766,
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 person-
al 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 of
Probate and Guardianship Procedure.
SALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO
' FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
S ' Date of the first publication of this Notice:
"June 18. 2007.
'. RENDA S. JERNIGAN
- 'Personal Representative
"..3002 Helms Drive
S' AUburndale, FL 33823
Adrian Gabaldon
Attorney for the Petitioner
SPost Office Box 1303
Auburndale, Florida 33823
. (863) 967-3557
Florida Bar No. 137081
June 18, 25, 2007-1983

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
' PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LEONARD P. KORY
Deceased.
File No.:
07CP-0950
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of thteestate of Leonard P.
Kory, deceased, whose date of death was
August 29, 2006, 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 33830-0000. 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-
ENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this notice
is June 18, 2007.
Personal Representative:
Laurice Kory
161 Duval Road East
Winter Haven, FL 33884
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Mark E. Clements, Esquire
Attorney for Laurice Kory
Florida Bar Number: 276774
Mark E. Clements, PA.
310 East Main Street
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Telephone: (863) 687-2287
June 18, 25, 2007-1978

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
SANDRA JOYCE AUD
Deceased.
File No.:
07CP-1275
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of'Sandra
Joyce Aud, deceased, whose date of death was
February 28, 2007, and whose social security
number is 490-48-8136, 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 represen-
tative 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 ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF THE
DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATED
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 who have claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE IS: June 18. 2007.
Personal Representative:
Ron Bryant
2670 Gale Rose Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33805-8545
Attorney for Personal Representative:
John P. Collins, Jr., Esquire
Attorney for Ron Bryant
Florida Bar No. 0894192
59 Lake Morton Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Telephone: (863) 682-8282
June 18, 25, 2007-1976


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Trustee for the regis-
tered holders of Nomura Home Equity Loan,
Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2006-
HE2,
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
Charles E. Taylor and Deborah S. Taylor, his
wife; Intercoastal Mortgage Company and
Associates, Inc.;
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO. 2007-CA-001168-0
Division#: 1'1
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN"pursuant to an
Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
May 17, 2007, entered in Civil Case No. 2007-
CA-001168-0 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for POLK County, Florida,
wherein HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Trustee for
the registered holders of Nomura Home Equity
Loan, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series
2006-HE2, Plaintiff and Charles E. Taylor and
Deborah S. Taylor, his wife are defendantss, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash,
AT THE JURY LOUNGE, SECOND FLOOR,
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255 NORTH
BROADWAY AVENUE, BARTOW, FLORIDA,
AT 9:00 AM, MAIN ENTRANCE IS (ON
CHURCH STREET, NO&NTRY AVAILABLE ON
BROADWAY AVE. on July 5. 2007, the foll." 'nq
described property as set forth in said t I
Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 25, BLOCK 1006, POINCIANA, NEIGH-
BORHOOD 4, VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 53, PAGES 4 THROUGH 18, INCLU-
SIVE, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN
THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY,
OTHER THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE
DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Florida. Please note that the main entrance is
located on Church Street. No entry is possible
from Broadway Avenue. In the event any tem-
porary change is necessary, the Clerk will post a
"Notice of Change" at,the sale location directing
the bidders to the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain assistance. Please
contact the Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED at BARTOW, Florida, this 18th day of
May, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
POLK County, Florida
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 18, 25, 2007-1972

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10th JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT
INDIVIDUALLY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE HOLDER OF BEAR STEARNS
ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I TRUST 2006-
IM1,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
LUIS R. RODRIGUEZ; ALEJANDRA A.
RAMOS; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; ASSO-
CIATION OF POINCIANA VILLAGES, INC.;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
2007CA-00-1052-0000
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
May 31, 2007 entered in Civil Case No.
2007CA-00-1052-0000 of the Circuit Court of
the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for POLK
County, BARTOW, Florida, I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at THE JURY
LOUNGE, SECOND FLOOR at the POLK
County Courthouse located at 255 N Broadway
Ave. in Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 5th
day of July. 2007 the following described prop-
erty as set forth in said Summary Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOT 6, BLOCK 1057, POINCIANA SUBDI-
VISION, NEIGHBORHOOD 4, VILLAGE 7,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 53,
PAGES 4 THROUGH 18, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
nronert owner as of the rate of the lie npn-


dens. must file a claim within 6s_ r
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 1st day of June 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
June 18, 25, 2007-1967
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COM-
PANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR NEW CENTURY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES D. FRYE, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2007CA-000936-0000-00
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 31st
day of May. 2007, and entered in Case No.
2007CA-000936-0000-00, of the Circuit Court of
the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR NEW
CENTURY is the Plaintiff and JAMES D. FRYE;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES D. FRYE;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants. I will sell to the
highest and 'best bidder for cash at the Jury
Lounge Second Floor, Polk County Courthouse,
255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida
(Entry on Church Street), at the Polk County
Courthouse, in BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on the 5th day of July, 2007, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 130, BRIARGROVE SECOND ADDI-
TION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 98, PAGE 18, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60
DAYS AFTER THE SALE.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow,
Florida. Please note that the main entrance is
located on Church Street. No entry is possible
from Broadway Avenue.: In the event any tem-
porary change is necessary, the Clerk will post a
"Notice of Change" at the sale location directing
the bidders to the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Oie Office of the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida
Relay Services 711.
Dated this 1st day of June. 2007.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of The Circuit Court
By /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
June 18, 25, 2007-1966

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHN D. WASHINGTON A/K/A JOHN D.
WASHINGTON, II, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2007CA-000256-11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 31st
day of May. 2007., and entered in Case No.
2007CA-000256-11, of the Circuit Court of the
10th Judicial Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE MAN-
HATTAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION is the
Plaintiff and JOHN D. WASHINGTON A/K/A
JOHN D. WASHINGTON, II; CITY OF LAKE-
LAND, FLORIDA; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED
AS NOMINEE FOR SECURED FUNDING
CORPORATION; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JOHN D. WASHINGTON, II A/K/A JOHN D.
WASHINGTON; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. I
will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash
at the Jury Lounge Second Floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broadway Avenue,
Bartow, Florida (Entry on Church Street), at the
Polk County Courthouse, in BARTOW, Florida,
at 9:00 a.m. on the 5th day of July, 2007, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 55, CRYSTAL GROVE, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 72, PAGE 33,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
(N 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 1st day of June,.200.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of The Circuit Court
By /s/ Carolyn Mack
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
June 18, 25, 2007-1968

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
EDWARD L. STETLER and PHYLIS M.
STETLER,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
NORMAN LANIER, JULIE LANIER and
PAMELA CORNELL,
Defendants.
Case No.:
53-2007-CA-00303-000-LK
NOTICE OF SALE


Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a
Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure
entered in the above-styled case, in the Circuit
Court of Polk County, Florida, I will sell the prop-
erty situated in Polk County, Florida, described
as:
Lot 16, IMPERIALLAKES PHASE TWO,
according to the map or plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 64, Page 1, public
records of Polk County, Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder tor
cash, at the Jury Lounge, Second Floor, Polk
County Courthouse, located at 255 N.
Broadway, Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m., on the
6th day of July, 2007.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County Courthouse
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow,


Florida. Please note that the main entrance is
located on Church Street. No entry is possible
from Broadway Avenue', In the event any tem-
porary change is necessary, the Clerk will post a
"Notice of Change" at the sale location directing
the bidders to the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability who needs
any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain assistance. Please
contact the Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
June 18, 25, 2007-1973

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
COUNTRYWIDE BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ROBERT J. GARCIA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ROBERT J. GARCIA; UNKNOWN TENANT I;
UNKNOWN TENANT II; STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, and any
unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
and other unknown persons or unknown spous-
es claiming by, through and udder any of the
above-named Defendants,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2007-CA-1967-WH-07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
ROBERT J. GARCIA
600 E HOFFMAN STREET
LAKE ALFRED, FL 33850
UNKNOWN TENANT I
600 E HOFFMAN STREET
LAKE ALFRED, FL 33850
UNKNOWN TENANT II
600 E HOFFMAN STREET
LAKE ALFRED, FL 33850
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT J. GAR-
CIA
600 E HOFFMAN STREET
LAKE ALFRED, FL 33850
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CUR-
RENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
And any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors and other unknown persons or
unknown spouses claiming by, through and
under the above-named Defendant(s), if
deceased or whose last known addresses
are unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose Mortgage covering the following
real and personal property described as follows,
to-wit:
Lot 4, HOFFMAN CIRCLE, according to
the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book
67, Page 36, Public Records of Polk
County, Florida, being a part of Section
33, Township 27 South, Range 26 East,
Polk County, Florida.
has been filed against you, and 'that you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Charlotte Combs
Stone, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South
Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida
32812 and file the original with the Clerk of the
above-styled Court on or before 30 days from
the first publication, otherwise a Judgment
may be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court
on the 13th day of June, 2007.
If you are a person with a disability who need
any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain assistance. Please
contact the Office of the court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 800-955-8770.
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Lina Aguilar
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
June 18, 25, 2007-1984

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE
CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWALT, INC. ALTER-
NATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-OC10, MORT-
GAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,
SERIES 2006-OC10,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSE A. LUCCA; ERENDIRA DURAN DIAZ;
UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II;
ASSOCIATION OF POINCIANA VILLAGES,
INC.; POINCIANA VILLAGE SEVEN ASSOCI-
ATION, INC.; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMI-
NEE FOR DECISION ONE MORTGAGE COM-
PANY, LLC, and any unknown heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons
or unknown spouses claiming by, through and
under any of the above-named Defendants,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2007-CA-1540-WH-04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
JOSE A. LUCCA
121 PINEWOOD CIRCLE
KISSIMMEE, FL 34743
OR
8831B CRESTVIEW DRIVE
KISSIMMEE, FL 34759
OR
1882 SNAPPER DRIVE
KISSIMMEE, FL 34759
ERENDIRA DURAN DIAZ
121 PINEWOOD CIRCLE
KISSIMMEE, FL 34743
OR
8831B CRESTVIEW DRIVE
KISSIMMEE, FL 34759
OR
1882 SNAPPER DRIVE
KISSIMMEE, FL 34759
LAST KNOWN .ADDRESS STATED, CUR-
RENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
And any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors and other unknown persons or
unknown spouses claiming by, through and
under the above-named Defendant(s), if
deceased or whose last known addresses
are unknown.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action
to foreclose Mortgage covering the following
real and personal property described as follows,
to-wit:
Lot 33, Block 1054, POINCIANA,
Neighborhood 4, Village 7, as per Plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 53, Pages 4
through 18, of the Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
has been filed against you, and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Charlotte Combs
Stone, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South
Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida
32812 and file the original with the Clerk of the
above-styled Court on or before 30 days from
the first publication, otherwise a Judgment
may be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint,.
WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court
on the 13th day of June. 2007.
If you are a person with a disability who need
any accommodation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain assistance. Please
contact the Office of the court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 800-955-8770. .
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Xochitl Munoz
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
June 18, 25, 2007-1986


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DARREN K. HAWKINS, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2007CA-001142-0000-WH-SEC 07
NQIlcEOQFFQRELQSUBESALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 31st
day of May.20_0, and entered in Case No. 53-
2007CA-001142-0000-WH-SEC 07, of the
Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida, wherein WELLS


FARGO BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff and DAR-
REN K. HAWKINS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED
AS NOMINEE FOR MORTGAGE LENDERS
NETWORK USA, INC. (MIN# 1002610-
6200014727-4); SARAH E. HAWKINS; JOHN
DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROP-
ERTY are defendants. I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for-cash at the Jury Lounge
Second Floor, Polk County Courthouse, 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida (Entry
on Church Street), at the Polk County
Courthouse, in BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on the 5th day of July, 2007, the following
described property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 211, TERRANOVA PHASE III,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 124, PAGE
23, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF
ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY
OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE 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 1st day of June. 2007.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of The Circuit Court
By /st Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
June 18, 25, 2007-1965

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 Geqrgia
AnnAkey, 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
June 18, 2007.
F e. ,ir, ,i Representative:
FT..-c. _ r, Akey
440 Davis Court #808
San Francisco, (1A94111
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
June 18, 25, 2007-1992

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: THE PETITION OF:
RICHARD W. HOLM and wife, IRENE HOLM,
RE: ADOPTION OF: LINDSEY NICOLE HOLM
CASE NUMBER:
53-2007DR-002982-0000-WH
SECTION NUMBER: 13
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LAURA A. HOLM
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Petition has been filed against you, and you are
required to serve a copy of your written defens-
es, 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 25th day of June. 2007. and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court, either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Petition.
The Plaintiff is seeking to conduct an adop-
tion.
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 10th day of May. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS,.
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ Linda Richards
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
June 11, 18, 25, July 2, 2007-1906A

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS PENDING STEPPARENT ADOPTION
OF:
COURTNEY LAURENCE MOLLE,
Minor Child.
CASE NO.
53-2007DR-005260-0000-00
Sec 01
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Patrick G Molle,
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition for to
Terminate Parental Rights Pending Grandparent
Adoption has been filed against you.
You are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiff's attorney,
DEBORAH CARROLL, ESQUIRE, 5116 South
Lakeland, Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33813, or
Post Office Box 6455, Lakeland, Florida 33807,
on or before July 17.2007, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court, P.O. Box 9000,
Bartow, FL 33831. Otherwise, a default will be
entered against you for the relief demanded in
the Petition.
DATED June 7, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Court


Byfs/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
June 11, 18, 25, July 2, 2007-1906

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:
N.W. DOB: 08/26/2001
CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARINC-LONE L
ERQTERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.


53-2005-DP-183437-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
TIMOTHY WEBB
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Petition under oath has been filed in the above
styled Court for the permanent commitment of
N.W., a male child born on 08/26/2001, to
Melissa Walston and Timothy Webb
for subsequent adoption and you are hereby
COMMANDED to be and appear before HON-
ORABLE CHARLES LEE BROWN in HEARING
ROOM at 8:30 A.M. on the 9th day of August,
2007, for this hearing at POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, COURTROOM-Juvenile
Division, Courtroom 5C, 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 Kimberly Jenkins
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
June 11, 18, 25, July 2, 2007-1903

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS FOR PROPOSED ADOPTION OF:
JOSIAH ALEXANDER KNEPPER,
Minor Child
CASE NO.:
2006DR-0010565-0000-00
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Michael Louis Lemieux
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Joint Petition for
Adoption by Stepparent action has been filed
against you.
YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on Petitioner's
attorney, ELIZABETH GREER, ESQUIRE, 728
S. New York Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33815,
on or before June 19, 2007, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court at 255 N. Broadway,
Bartow, FL 33830 before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. Otherwise, a default
may be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Petition.
DATED May 30, 2007.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Amber Loomis
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
June 4, 11, 18, 25, 2007-1821

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN THE MARRIAGE OF:
JOHN FRANCIS VAIL,
Petitioner/Husband,
and
MELINDA MARIE VAIL,
Respondent/Wife.
File Number:
2005DR-3644
SECTION: 09
FORMAL NOTICE
BY PUBLICATION
TO: MELINDA MARIE VAIL
Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition for
Dissolution of Marriage, has been filed with the
Court by Ramona L. Blankinship, as Attorney for
Husband, JOHN- FRANCIS VAIL. You are
required to file with the Clerk of the above Court
within thirty (30) days from the date of publica-
tion of this Notice, a copy of your written objec-
tions, if any, to the Petition, and serve a copy
thereof on Petitioner's attorney, whose name
and address are:
RAMONA L. BLANKINSHIP, ESQUIRE
255 North Kentucky Avenue
Lakeland,-Florida 33801
Failure to serve and file written objections as
required may result in a judgment or order for
the relief demanded in the Petition, without fur-
ther notice.
DATED THIS 31st day of May, 2007.
RAMONA L. BLANKINSHIP, ESQUIRE
255 North Kentucky
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Telephone: (863) 687-7737
Facsimile: (863) 687-0050
Florida Bar No. 654061
Attorney for Minor Child
June 4, 11, 18, 25, 2007-
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION,
Plaintiff,
v.
ILENE G. RODRIGUEZ, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
07CA-1422
SECTION 11
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a
Summary Judgment in Foreclosure entered in
the above-entitled cause in the Circuit Court of
Polk County, Florida, the real property described
as:
Beginning at the Southwest corner of Lot 47
of unrecorded Dawn Heights Unit One, said Lot
47 being particularly described as: Lot 47 Unit
One of the unrecorded plat of Dawn Heights.
more particularly described as: The North 132.0
feet of the South 207.815 feet of the West 1/2 of
the Northeast 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 o1
Section 26, Township 28 South, Range 24 East,
LESS AND EXCEPT the North 25.0 feet and the
West 25.0 feet thereof for road right of way; from
said point of beginning, run thence North along
the West line of said Lot 47 a distance of 107.00
feet to the Northwest corner of said Lot 47:
thence run South 89*53'20" East along the
North line thereof 162.78 feet; thence run South
09'36'30" East 59.88 feet; thence iun South
11"50'24" West 49.00 feet to the South line of
said Lot 47; thence run North 89'53'20" West
along said South line 162.72 feet to the point of
beginning.
Together with that certain Doublewide Mobile
Home described as a 1988 Greenboat with VIN
Numbers FLFLH32A09389GH and
FLFLH32B09389GH and title numbers
45420906 and 45420907, which is bring pui
chased with the land and described as real
property.
will be sold at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, at the Polk County
Courthouse. Jury Lounge. Second FQor. 255
North Broadway Avenue. Bartow. Polk County.
Elorid, at 9:00 a.m., on July.5200Z.
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 partici


pate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of certain assis
tance. Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this notice; if yoiu
are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863)
534-7777 or Florida Relay Services 711.
Witness my hand and seal this 1st day of
June, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By s/ Carolyn Mack
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
June 18, 25, 2007-1969







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Bartow Public Library will fea-
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Small" in the Pamplin Gallery on
the second floor of the library.
The display features pictures
of animals, birds, flowers, trees
and insects in a colorful medley of
art works.
The pictures are from the
library's permanent collection.
Artists featured in the exhibit are
Stephen Koury, Martha Post,
Dorothy Siudzinski, Robert E.
Binks, Paul Schulz, Thomas
Brooks, Linda Wolitz, Mae
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Simply Storage, Inc.
800 W. Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830
863/533-1337
Notice of Sale
June 25, 2007
Personal property in the following unit will
be sold to the highest bidder to satisfy
rental liens in accordance with Florida
Statute 83.801 through 83.809. Contents
may include household items, clothing,
closed cartons, etc. The sell will take place
at Simply Storage, Inc., 800 W. Main
Street, Bartow, Florida on June 25, 2007
at 10:00am
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cherry wood, like new. $1500. 863-666-
2989.
'BEDROOM SET, pine, desk w/lighted
shelves, twinhead and foot board
w/drawers below, hutch and night stand
$250. 863-647-2657.
BRAND NEW black diamond plate tool
box. Will fit step side Ford Ranger, $300,
OBO. 863-285-9319.
BRAND NEW lawn mower, weed eater
and edger, less than 6 hours on all.
$450.00. Call 324-6545.
CATAHOULA CUR puppies, one male,
two females, 8 weeks old on 04/05. Had
all shots. $40 each. 559-5424.
CLOCK GRANDFATHER, floor, Seth
Thomas with chimes, $250. 863-324-
0580.
CRAFTSMAN RIDING Lawnmower
11hp, 38" cut, older model, runs good.
Needs a little work $ 250/obo. 863-660-
5321.
DINING ROOM set, mahogany table and
6 chairs, $150.00. 863-537-4146.
DINING ROOM set, oak pedestal table
round with 4 chairs, $150.00. 863-537-
4146.
ENTERTAINMENT ARMOIRE natural
color, with storage areas, holds 32" tv.
$150. 863-644-2556.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, 3 piece-
lights up $400. 863-666-2989.
FREEZER UPRIGHT Kenmore 16ft. 3
and in excellent condition $35. 863-648-
0393.
FUTON MATTRESS like new, black very
thick excellent condition. $90. 863-668-
0262.
GENIE OVERHEAD double garage door
white with complete assembly! $600.
533-7537.
GO KART, 2 seater, red, good shape, 5
hpw, safety gear $500; 533-2948.
GOLDS GYM Stair master, fitness track
cadence 2300. Both $300 OBO. 863-
868-9956.
JOHN DEERE 2150 Tractor, 50 hp,
$6500 call 533-7715.
L SHAPE bar with 4 stools, tall bar with 4
stools, table with sling chairs. $400 for
the lot. 285-8589.
MISCELLANEOUS RANCH, grove
equipment, to numerous to list. Call 559-
7035.
MOTORCYCLE FOR sale. Honda 750
Shadow, 6 month old, 1,500 miles. Will
take $7,500 or $500 down and take over
payments. 5 year warranty arid 3 year
tire and bumper warranty. Phone 661-
3592.
OFFICE AND computer desk. $75. 398-
7469.,
POWER WHEEL chair. Good condition.
New batteries w/warranty. Very reasona-
bly priced. 863-285-9784.
REFRIGERATOR AMANA, with bottom
freezer. Works good. No ice maker $35.
863-648-0393.
REFRIGERATOR GE, 25 wide, 66 high,
$100. Full size bed set, Sealy Posturepe-
dic firm with headboard $100. Good con-
dition. 863-668-0262.
RIDING LAWN Mower Snapper small
$275., 863-668-0262.
RUG-DHURRY WOOL rug 9 x 11 foot in
excellent condition with pastel colors.
$100. 863-648-0393.
SATELLITE BIG DISH with box and re-
mote, works. $125.00. 863-967-3017.
SOFA QUEEN sleeper, very comforta-
ble, lovely striped floral, highback, like
new. Must See. $175, 863-808-0001.
SOFA, TEAL and cream in color. 83 in-
ches long with 2 recliners on ends
$100/OBO. 533-2948.
TRUCK TOPPER for eight-foot-long bed
truck. Slide windows on the side. Excel-
lent condition. $120, call 533-5737.
WEDDING DRESS, size 4, brand new
never worn. Davids Bridal, Call for de-
tails $175. 407-953-8420.
WEDDING DRESS. Beautiful Ivory
sleeveless gown with pearls. Size 20 w.
Call today. CASH ONLY. $124.00 or
OBO. 863-298-9139.


MOBILE HOME
FOR RENT
1 AND 2 bedroom mobile homes availa-
ble for rent. Call 533-3090 for informa-
tion.
MOBILE HOME
FOR SALE
1986 MOBILE Home. 1 bedroom, 1 bath,
w/CHA, furnished. Lakeland area. Nice
and quiet. Gated, $4,000. 863-668-0262.
MUST SELL. 9.6 acres. 3 bedroom, 2
bath, D. W. M. H. 515 Eighty Foot Road,
Bartow. 537-9428.
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.
ROOM
FOR RENT
SMALL FURNISHED room, electric, ca-
ble, bath, refrigerator bed, private en-
trance. Spotlessly clean. Smoke and
Drug Free. 533-6459. $400 per month.
LOT FOR SALE
NEXT TO 509 W. 9th. Street left side,
Fort Meade. $4,250. Ready to build
on.863-344-0045.


ACREAGE
FORT MEADE- 5 acre home sites-4
available. Located just out side of town
on small private lake. $105,000 each.
Owner financing. Quality Realty & Invest-
ment. 863-533-0888.

FOUND
NINTENDO GAME boy at baseball com-
plex in Fort Meade. Call/describe 285-
8406.
RX GLASSES in black case. Bifocals.
Found on N. Lanier Avenue in Fort
Meade. Call 285-8625.
FREE
55-GALLON STEEL Drums. Contain res-
idue of soy-based printing ink. Gall for
availability, 533-4183.
FREE FIREWOOD from cut down oak
tree. Different size pieces. Must e hauled
off. Please call 863-285-8827.
KITTENS FREE. Only 2 left, liter box
trained. 660-4705.
WOOD PALLETS. No two alike. Stack
stuff on 'em. Use 'em for firewood. Just
don't bring 'em back. Outside The Demo-
crat, Florida Avenue and Summerlin
Street. Come help yourself.
WANTED
TO BUY
TOP DOLLAR PAID FOR SHARK
TEETH & BONE VALLEY FOSSILS.
CALL GEORGE 813-240-4740
USED FISHING Reels working or not.
533-9548.
WANT TO BUY ANTIQUES.
863-676-1153.


GARAGE SALE
SIDEWALK SALE
Possibilities Consignment
Boutique
375 E. Main Street,
Downtown, Bartow
Friday, June 29, 2007
10:00 till 5:30
Saturday, June 30, 2007
10:00 till 3:00
Ladies, Children's & Men's
clothing & accessories.
All items outside only.
$1.00 Each
More bargains inside store!


PETS FOR SALE
PEKINGESE FEMALE, fawn color, 1
year old. $200. 512-6411.
REGISTERED STAFFORDSHIRE pup-
pies. Colors vary. Parents on premises.
863-781-1768.

VEHICLE
FOR SALE
94 CHEVY 1500 extended cab, every-
thing works great. $5,500, OBO. 97
Chrysler Sebring convertible. Excellent
Condition, $6,500 OBO. 537-3018 leave
message.
1985 CHEVY K-30 pick-up, short bed,
step-side, 350, sitting on 38 inch ground-
hogs on 8 inch suspension lift. 863-409-
7470 or 863-607-9075 ask for Josh
$3,000/obo.
1995 FORD Escort, runs good, 2 door,
$1,000 Cell 863-224-2895.
1993 PONTIAC Transport Mini Van, Ac
work great, $800.
GEO METRO 1993, 2 door, Hatchback 5
speed, A/C, Mpg $700. 863-668-0262.
GREAT ON GAS. 95 Infinity J30, new
tires, cold air $1,800. OBO, 863-581-
2781.
CHRYSLER TOWN & Country EX, 7
passenger mini van, tan, 02, 94K miles,
fully loaded, power, remote rear & side
doors, excellent condition, $6,500. 944-
8020.
BOAT FOR SALE
81 CAJUN Bass boat 17'6", 115 Even-
rude, new trolling motor, $2,500. 291-
8017 or 738-2810.
CAMPER
FOR SALE
1968 AIR STREAM Camper, needs
work. $1200.


495 GUAVA Street. 1 bedroom, 1 bath.
$350 monthly, $300 security deposit.
Adult only. One year lease. 603-7715 or
533-3900.
505 S. Central Avenue Apt. #4. 2 bed-
room, 1 bath. Upstairs, $375 monthly;:
$300 security deposit, month to month
lease. 603-7715 or 533-8842.
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.
COUNTRY LIVING, single story apart-:
ment. Studio and 1 bedroom available.
Call about our rent special, 863-534-
3243. Bearcreek Apartments.
EFFICIENCY, WEEKLY or monthly. All
utilities plus cable included. Completely
furnished. Pool, laundry room on 0ite.:
Small pets allowed. 813-965-4030.
FURNISHED 2 bedroom apartment.
Suitable for adults. No pets. $750
month, $400 security. Call Fort Meade
Motel 285-8040.
SUMMER SPECIAL 25% DISCOUNT
FIRST MONTH RENT. 2 BEDROOM, 1
bath, Magnolia Apartments, Fort Meade,:
863-285-9216.

HOUSE
FOR RENT
1655 ANSLEY, Maple Hill Subdivision.
Lovely 4 bedroom, 2 bath. $1,125.00
month plus sec. deposit. King Real Es-
tate Services. 863-533-4119.
2 BEDROOM, 2 bath, Patio Home. 884
East Stuart Street. $850 per month, $800
deposit. Quality Realty 533-0888.
2-NEW HUD Homes, 3/1, 810 sq. ft., all
appliances, $795 plus security. No pets.
Background check. For Information 386-
446-8836.
3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, CHA, stove, refrig-
erator. No pets. References. 533-4088.
NEW CONSTRUCTION block home. 1
BEDROOM, 2 bath, CHA, fenced yard, 6
miles East of Bartow Hwy 60 off Hankiri.
$1200 deposit depending credit check.
863-698-4771.
VERY CLEAN two bedroom one bath
house, central heat and A/C, large
fenced backyard. $675.00 per month.
Call 941-713-3158.

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.


GENERAL
HELP WANTED



IMMEDIATE OPENING!
Fort Meade Leader needs a carrier
Tuesday and Fridays in Fort Meade area.
Apply in person TODAY at The Polk County Democrat
190 S. Florida Avenue
Bartow, FL.
863-533-4183




POST EXPERIENCED HELP needed in Mul-
POST ,. berry Restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and
OFFICE dinner. Call Kim Martin 604-8828 after
NOW ' 2:00.m.
HIRING
AV G.fPA 0 HR MANAGER and MANAGER
N UAL TRAINEE, CLERK
I 0 Apply XYZ Liquors,
295 US Highway 17 South
Paid Training, Vacations. PT/FT. Bartow, Florida
1 -800-584-1775 1
EXT. 5512 PART/TIME MEDICAL assistant and
USWA full/time receptionist needed for busy
_- ---_- Dr's office. Bilingual preferred. Fax re-
MEDICAL sume to: 863-285-6701.
HELP WANTED PART/TIME PACKAGE flexible hours.
Apply XYZ Liquors, US Highway 17 S.,
NEEDED EXPERIENCED medical coder Bartow, FL.
for orthopedic office, part/time. Fax re-
sume to 863-519-9056. SALES PERSON needed, Logoland,
downtown Bartow, Fax or E-mail resume
863-519-0040 or logoland2@aol.com,
COMMERCIAL SONNY'S REAL Pit Bar-B-Q is now hir-
ing at 495 Broadway Avenue in Bartow.
RENTAL If interested please apply in person Mon-
COMMERCIAL space for rent in Fort day-Friday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. or Satur-
Meade on Hwy 17. 306 N. Charleston day 11:00-4:00.
Ave. 285-8040. WILDWOOD BAPTIST Church is in need
of a pianist and music director. Call office
533-6944.

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FOR RENT


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1 BEDROOM fully furnished, CHA, ca-
ble, $750 per/month plus security. 2 bed-
room unfurnished, CHA, $650 per month
plus, security. 285-7203, Office. 375-
9988, cell 781-3039. 719 Wanamaker
Drive, Fort Meade.
2 BEDROOM, 1 bedroom, 1 bath,CHA.
Northside Apartments, 719 Wanamaker
Avenue, Fort Meade. Contact SheHa
863-375-9988 or 863-285-7203.
2/1 $650 and 1/1 $500, CHA. Good loca-
tion. Close to downtown. Plus deposit.
Call 533-4719.
490 E. Pearl Street. 2 bedroom, 1 bath,
$500 monthly, $500 security deposit.
Adults only, CHA. One year lease. 603-
7715 or 533-3900.
LARGE 1 bedroom, good location, A/C
stove, refrigerator, washer dryer, carport.
No pets. Suitable for adults. 533-4088.

HOUSE
FOR SALE
BARTOW, 3/2, 2361 sq. ft., pool home,
formal living, dining room; family room,
wood shop, fenced back yard. $204,900.
Erin Harbuck, 863-412-9893.
BY OWNER, priced to sell. 5 bedroom,
3 bath, CHA, on 3/4 acre lot. 15 minutes
from Bartow off Hwy 60. 20 x 40 pool
plus jacuzzi. Lots of extras. 863-533-
6680 /cell 863-398-2456.
HOME ON 21/2 acres. 3 bedrooms, 2
bath, 2364 sq. ft. living area., total 2400
sq. ft. Newly renovated East of Bartow,
Former $249,000 now $199,000.. Owner
financing possible, 863-990-2015.
MANUFACTURED HOME, Oakview
Lakes, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, $70,000. 559-
5705.
MUST SELL 4/2 , double garage, corner.
lot, new paint, flooring. Move in ready.
2100 Boardman Road. 533-8688 or 944-
3374. Sacrifice $186,000.
TOP NOTCH REALTY
Website www.topnotchrealty.org

NEW CONSTRUCTION . 3 bedroom, 2
bath. Nicely landscaped. $209,900.00.
860 N. Voight Avenue, Fort Meade. 863-
344-0045.
NEW CONSTRUCTION. 3 bedroom, 2
bath, nicely landscaped $209,000.00.
734 Kunkle Avenue, Fort Meade. 863-
'344-0045.
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 HIGHLAND CITY.
SOUTH LAKELAND
2 bedroom, 1 bath, central H/A, carpet,
blinds, washer/dryer hookups, $625
month. CALL T. R. TUCKER, INC. (863)
665-6846.


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Sports


WHIT'S BUILDING SUPPLY girls' T-ball team Tori Locke, Katie Irons, Ashleigh Robinson, Brianne
won the Miss Florida T-Ball Tournament held at Pueschell, Victoria Brown; back - Coach Gary
Christina Park in Lakeland. The girls made their Bullock, Coach Deanna Bullock, Coach Chrissy
way to the top of 11 teams. Team members are (from Irons; not pictured - Kayleigh Irons, and Brandice
left): front - Ashlynne Jones, Emily Bullock, Sarah Boatwright. - (Photo provided by Roy Richardson)
Pittman, Alli Rendell, Sierra Graham; middle -


How Big Was That Fish? Annual

Kids Derby Coming to Fort Meade


Are the kids getting bored?
Nothing to do?
Start practicing casting and
telling fish tales . . . it's almost
time for the annual Kid's All-
American Fishing Derby in Fort
Meade.
Sponsored by Fort Meade
Leisure Services, the derby will
be held at Patterson Park on
Saturday, July 7.
Children between the ages of 4
and 14 can try their luck at
catching the largest, smallest,
and most fish in three age divi-
sions.
There are no restrictions on
the type of fish caught. Any fish


caught will be counted.
Participants must furnish
their own tackle. Artificial and
live bait may be used. Worms will
be available to purchase on site
the day of the derby.
Registration begins at 7:30
a.m. The derby starts promptly at
8 and will end at 11 a.m.
Registration is free. All chil-
dren 9 years and younger are
required to have an adult accom-
pany them during the event.
In addition to the fishing
derby, a casting contest also will
be held for everyone who enters
the derby.
Prizes will be awarded for the


most, largest, and smallest fish
caught in each age division. The
age divisions are 4 to 6 years old,
7 to 9 years old, and 10 to 14
years old.
Winners of the casting contest
will receive a rod and reel combi-
nation outfit. Many door prizes
will be given away at the end of
the derby.
VFW Post #11179 will assist
in the supervision of the derby
and will have concessions avail-
able.
For more information about
the derby, call the Fort Meade
Community Center at 285-1111
or 285-1112.


Looking for A Good Home


SPCA Pets of the Week

Please come see us at the SPCA in Lakeland at 5850 Brannen Road South Tuesday through
Saturday from 11 to 5, or call 646-7722., or visit www.lovemyspca.com. Adoption fees are $70 for dogs
and $50 for cats, and include spaying or neutering and shots.


FWC Serves Notice for Harsh Penalties

On Prior Fish and Wildlife Law Violators


Prior offenders of Florida's
fish and wildlife laws have been
notified by the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) that the next
time they are caught they could
face stricter penalties.
The FWC will mailed about
30,000 notices to prior violators.
The notices result from a 2006
statute, commonly referred to as
the "Enhanced Penalty Law." It
increases penalties for those who
repeatedly violate Florida's
recreational. saltwater fishing,
freshwater fishing, and hunting
laws; increases the penalty for
hunting or fishing with a sus-
pended or revoked license; and
establishes mandatory fines and
suspension of recreational licens-
es.
"It is meant to deter individu-
als from hunting or fishing ille-
gally," Capt. Curtis Brown,
FWC's Interstate Wildlife
Compact administrator, said.
"Repeat offenders could loose
their hunting and fishing privi-
leges for several years or in some
cases their lifetime."
Under this law, Florida joins
23 others states in the Wildlife
Violator Compact which prevents
anyone who has had his hunting,
fishing or trapping privileges
revoked or suspended in his
home state from engaging in
those activities in any other
member state.
"Wildlife lawbreakers cannot
escape consequences simply by
crossing the state line," Brown
said.
The law classifies violations at
four levels and includes
increased penalties at each level
for repeat violators.
Level 1 violations are those


that do not directly impact natur-
al resources, such as hunting or
fishing without a license, deer
hunting without an orange vest
and violations of wildlife man-
agement area rules.
For Level 1 violations, first
and subsequent convictions
result in a $50 fine plus court
costs, unless the defendant was
convicted of having no license. In
that case, he would have to pay
the cost of a license, too. Any sub-
sequent violations of having no
license would result in a manda-
tory $100 fine plus the cost of a
license.
Level 2 violations are criminal
infractions that directly impact
resources, such as exceeding bag
limits, fishing or hunting during
closed seasons, violating artificial
reef requirements and illegally
feeding wildlife.
For those violations the first
conviction is punishable by a
maximum $500 fine and 60 days
in jail. A second conviction within
three years carries a mandatory
minimum fine of $250 and up to
a year in jail.
A third conviction within five
years can result in a mandatory
$500 fine, a year in jail and a
mandatory one-year suspension,
of all FWC recreational licenses
and permits.
Fourth and subsequent convic-
tions within 10 years of Level 2
or higher carry the same penal-
ties plus a minimum mandatory
fine of $750 and a three-year sus-
pension of all FWC recreational
licenses and permits.
Level 3 infractions are more
serious violations, such as illegal
possession of commercial quanti-
ties of freshwater game fish, tak-
ing deer or turkey during a closed


season or with use of a gun and
light at night, possession of three
fish in excess of the daily bag
limit of trout, snook or redfish,
taking 1,000 pounds or more of
illegal finfish or 100 or more lob-
sters, stone crabs or blue crabs.
First conviction will result in a
maximum $1,000 fine and a year
in jail. A second conviction within
10 years carries a maximum one
year in jail and mandatory mini-
mum $750 fine plus mandatory
three-year suspension of all FWC
recreational licenses and per-
mits.
Level 4 infractions are the
most serious violations. They
include possession of a counter-
feit license, molestation or theft
of freshwater fishing gear or lob-
ster, stone or blue crab traps,
lines or buoys, or illegal sale of
illegally harvested deer, turkey
or marine fish.
First and subsequent convic-
tions are punishable by up to a
$5,000 fine and five years in jail.
Hunting or fishing with a sus-
pended or revoked license previ-
ously carried a penalty of a mere
$50 fine, court costs and the cost
of the license. Anyone convicted
of violating the law now will face
a mandatory $1,000 fine and 5-
year suspension of all FWC
recreational licenses, and could
face up to a year in jail.


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


533-5560

FINEST
SELECTION OF
PRE-OWNED
SAND
ESTATE JEWELRY

Loan on almost
anything of value.

TVs, Musical
Instruments, Guns


Murders in the United States
jumped 4.8 percent last year, and
overall violent crime was up 2.5
percent for the year, marking the
largest annual increase in crime
in the United States since 1991,
according to the FBI.
Local martial arts teacher,
Master Instructor Ron Hill, did-
n't need a study to tell him the
world is getting more threaten-
ing; he's seen a steady increase in
the number of people enrolling
into his self-defense courses over
the past year.
"We're getting kids and adults
who either have been assaulted
or witnessed a confrontation that
prompted them to learn how to
protect themselves," Hill said.
Indeed, aggravated assault
increased nearly 2 percent and a
quick search of "street fight" on
YouTube.com exposes the trend
in living color, he says.
"You see one of these fights on


the Internet and it's disgusting,"
Hill says. "Parents see that and
they want to make sure their
kids can take care of themselves
and bring them to us."
Classes for beginners start
every week at the Wrekar
Academy of Self-Defense, which
is located at 160 South Wilson
Ave., and on the web at wrekara-
cademy.com.


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