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Democrat Vol. 76, No. 90
One Section, 18 Pages
www.polkcountydemocrat.com
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MONDAY 50o
July 9,2007


Adventures In Summer:


Riding The Citrus Connection Bus


By DAWN WADE
StaffWriter

The wheels on the bus
go round and round, and
Tuesday, I was one of the
people going all through
the town.
At the ripe old age of 30,
I have ridden a city bus
exactly once. It was a huge
mistake.
I was in Atlanta, and my
traveling companion and I
had decided it would be
much cheaper to take the
city bus to Stone
Mountain rather than
remove our car from the
$10 per entry hotel garage.
Traffic in a major (and
scary) metropolitan area
also figured into our
scheme.
The buses in Atlanta are
not as easy as the subway
or MARTA in the city. After
a harrowing ride, we were
dropped in the town of
Stone Mountain, some
distance from the actual
monument. We watched
and enjoyed the laser
show, which I recommend
when visiting Atlanta,
blissfully unaware of the


adventure that awaited.
Upon leaving the mon-
ument area, we asked
someone about when the
buses stopped running, a
thought that had not
crossed our mind until
that very moment.
We were most unde-
lighted to be informed
they stopped at 11 p.m., so
at 10:50 we found our-
selves running that same,
now even longer distance,
back to the bus stop and to
our pulling-away bus.
We were lucky that
night and able to catch the
bus before it departed
with happier, and faster,
people aboard.
When we returned to
our hotel room, we both
swore off buses forever.
That was until what I
like to call my new reces-
sion. Prices are rising, and
gas prices seem to be
climbing each and every
day. So, I decided Tuesday
to leave my mini-Toyota at
home in Lakeland and
find out about the joys of
public transportation.
I was all excited about
my impending trip, and


planned my route on the
Internet at
www.ridecitrus.com
Visiting the website
offered information on
fares, routes, bus rules -
no eating, drinking, smok-
ing or cell phones are per-
mitted on the bus and
offered cheery pictures of
the bus and terminal in
downtown Lakeland.
The Democrat opens at
9 a.m., and I am used to
making it there around
that time, but on the day
of my bus ride I woke up at
the crack of dawn 6 a.m.
- to catch the 6:45 bus.
For those of you who
aren't sure what 6 a.m. is
like, it isn't dark outside
this time of year.
Armed with my $1 fare
and camera, I walked to
the nearest bus stop, con-
veniently located directly
outside my apartment
complex and waited. I was
a little early, and the bus
was a little late, but before
long I saw my ride
ambling up the road.
I hopped on and the

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Colorful buses await riders at the Lakeland Bus Terminal downtown. To catch the Bartow
bus, I walked to the bus stop nearest my apartment and rode to the downtown terminal to
make the connection. Photo by Dawn Wade


PCSO Captain To Head Bartow Police Dept.


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Associate Publisher

Polk County Sheriff's
Office Capt. Larry Williams
was named Bartow's "inter-
im director of law enforce-
ment services" on Thursday
afternoon by Interim City
Mgr. Linda Culpepper, to
fulfill the duties of chief of
police.
"He assumes all the
responsibilities of chief," she
said.
Earlier in the day, Mrs.
Culpepper announced that
Police Chief Erik Sandvik
had agreed to retire on
March 2, 2008. He will
remain "police chief on a
consulting basis" until then,


but "will not come into the
office on a daily basis," she
said.
Sandvik's management
style was sharply criticized
in a consultant's survey of
city employee morale.
City Mgr. Joseph J.
DeLegge was fired in the
wake of the report, and
DeLegge's brother-in-law,
Alan Hutto, who also came
in for scathing criticism in
the report, announced his
retirement as electric super-
intenrdent the same week
that DeLegge was terminat-
ed.
Mrs. Culpepper said she
knew that Sandvik had been
discussing retirement, but
that she initiated the discus-


sion Thursday afternoon on
establishing a retirement
date and relieving him of his
duties.
"He will keep his gun and
his badge and will be avail-
able to me by pager," she
said.
Williams, 39, completed
police standards school at
the age of 19, and worked at
the sheriff's office on a part-
time basis for two years
before being hired on a full-
time basis 17 years ago.
"He's on loan to us in an
administrative capacity,"
Mrs. Culpepper said.
"He has no desire to be
chief of police of Bartow. The
new city manager will hire a
new police chief."


Mrs. Culpepper said that
she went to Sheriff Grady
Judd to ask what help he
could give, and that Judd
offered to provide Williams
on loan to the city, and to
keep him on the sheriff's
office payroll.
She said there was no dis-
cussion of asking for a con-
tract with Judd to have the
sheriff's office provide law
enforcement services to
Bartow on a contract basis,
as two smaller cities have
done.
Under Florida law, the
sheriff is the chief law
enforcement officer in the
county, though by practice,
normally does not provide
law enforcement services in


cities that have their own
police departments, except
by invitation.
Mrs. Culpepper said she
chose to seek help from the
sheriff's office instead of ele-
vating a senior manager in
the police department to
save money.
Moving a Bartow police
officer into the chief's posi-
tion would require a pay
raise to that officer while
Sandvik continues to draw
his salary, which is $74,446
per year, she said. Sandvik
"has accrued a majority of
that time in vacation," she
said.
Williams began his
Bartow duties at 3 p.m. on
Thursday, and was intro-


duced to officers coming on
duty for their 12-hour shifts
at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday,
and 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
on Friday.
He is a graduate of the
Southern Police Institute
and holds a BA. degree in
organizational management
from Warner Southern
College in Lake Wales.
He is pursuing a master's
degree through Troy
University and is enrolled in
the certified public manager
program through Florida
State University.


New Budget Approach


Proposed for County


A new approach to budget-
ing geared toward getting
more bang for the taxpayer's
buck in part by bringing
some taxpayers into the bud-
get process is being intro-
duced by County Mgr. Mike
Herr this month.
At Wednesday's Polk
County Commission meeting,
Herr will ask approve to hire
Public Strategies, Inc., for
$285,000 to help guide the
county through a process
called "budgeting for results."
The process is better than
conventional line-item bud-
geting or zero-based budget-
ing, Herr said.
And with Polk facing a
nine-percent tax cut ordered
by the Florida Legislature in
its tax reform law, the timing
couldn't be better.
"We're going to take the
high road," Herr said, finding
a way to meet the reduction,
rather than complaining
about it and cutting services.
Budgeting for results
focuses on priorities adopted
by the county and how to
achieve them, rather than on
a business-as-usual
approach.
"We pick the programs


that have the most effective
outcomes for the price," Herr
said.
The county staff has
selected five programs in
which it wants to increase
productivity by 80 percent:,
The capital improve-
ments process, by which
roads, buildings and other
items are built.
The claims management
process in the Polk Health
Care program, which is fund-
ed by the taxpayer-approved
half-cent sales tax for indi-
gent health care.
Agenda automation,
which will examine the num-
ber of concurrences required
to bring an item of business
before the county commis-
sion.
The county payment and
collection process, which Herr
wants to streamline and
make more accessible to the
county's customers.
The county's hiring
process.
"We want to involve citi-
zens in setting priorities,"
Herr said. He wants to create
five focus groups, a number
equal to the number of coun-
ty commissioners and com-


mission districts.
One task will be to exam-
ine the six priorities estab-
lished in the Polk Vision
process:
Education.
Economic development.
Infrastructure.
Government account-
ability.
Quality of life.
Private sector leader-
ship.
The process calls for cre-
ation of teams:
A guidance team to
assure "the integrity and
credibility of the process."
Results teams, one for
each of the major priorities
established.
A support team, to
include county budgeting
staff, to support the guidance
and results teams.
"I like the collaborative
process," Herr said, involving
county staff and members of
the public in identifying prob-
lem areas and solutions.
Citizen participation will
not end with the adoption of
the budget, but will continue
throughout the year, he said.


City Budget Proposes


No Employee Layoffs


While other city and
county governments are
threatening employee lay-
offs and cuts in services in
the wake of state-mandated
property tax relief, Bartow
city commissioners are
looking at a balanced bud-
get with no Draconian cuts.
Some vacant positions
are being eliminated and no
new jobs are proposed, but
the city's budget does not
call for any layoffs, Finance
Dir. David W. Wright said in
the budget message.
While capital expendi-
tures have been pared back
from what departments
would like, the budget
allows nearly $5.5 million
for projects ranging from a
half-million dollar fire truck
to remodeling of the old
civic center as a city hall
annex.
The city will receive near-
ly $400,000 less from prop-
erty taxes than it got last
year, and nearly $900,000
less than it would have
received without the tax
reduction law, Wright said.
"With this budget comes
a recommendation for a


new way of thinking,"
Wright said. "We must eval-
uate the way we do busi-
ness.
"Areas of duplication
must be eliminated and
operations streamlined."
The budget calls for pay
raises agreed to in labor
union contracts and an
increase for employees who
are being paid less than the
lowest pay for their job clas-
sifications.
Major capital improve-
ments in the budget:
Eight new police cars,
$218,400.
A new fire truck,
$500,000.
Remodeling the old
civic center (more recently
the Oaks School) as a city
hall annex, $770,000, with
half the money coming from
a state grant.
Improvements to Mary
Holland Park and a girls
softball complex at the
Bartow Park on County Road
555, $1,553,932, about half
of which will come from a
county sports marketing
grant.
Road paving projects,


$600,000.
A "roll-off" truck and a
recycling truck for the sani-
tation department,
$285,000.
Upgrades of the electric
system and a new digger
truck, $392,000.
Rebuilding of the mas-
ter lift station at the sewage
treatment plant, $615,285,
mostly from a federal grant
and city impact fees on new
construction.
A sewer camera system,
$130,000.
A new streetsweeper,
$131,000.
The city commission will
schedule work sessions to
review the budget at its July
16 meeting.
The total budget is $62.3
million, of which $22 million
is for purchase of electricity
that is sold over the electric
distribution system.
Bartow has "a major
advantage over most cities"
because it owns and oper-
ates the electric system,
which reduces reliance on
the property tax, Wright
said.


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Obituaries Page 6
Business & Service Directory
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Sports Page 14


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Getting to Work the Easy Way: A Relaxing Ride on the Bus


(Continued from Page 1)
driver greeted me with
"Good Morning!" I offered a
big smile, proud of my abili-
ty to actually board the bus
without incident, and
offered a good morning
back. I then attempted to
hand him the money, which
he patiently explained went
into a machine next to the
driver. He was not taking it,
' he explained.
Down went my four
quarters. I then asked for a
transfer, and after waiting, I
asked again. He once again
patiently brought my atten-
tion to the nifty little cash
machine and pointed out
my transfer ticket waiting.
"See," he said, "you take it; I
don't take money or hand
out transfers."
Okay, so the bus was a lit-
tle tricky, but I was now on
my way. On my first bus,
which would deliver me to
the terminal where I would
board the bus to Bartow,
most of my fellow travelers
were sleeping. Most were
men, except one tired
mother, who put her head
down while her adorable
baby gurgled and cooed.
During this part of the
trip, the driver asked all rid-
ers who had transfers to
report where they were
going, so he could call in the
information, and the con-
necting buses would know
where we were going.
I offered up Bartow, and
the driver dutifully reported
this and other locations to


the "home office." No one
on my first bus was con-
necting to Winter Haven,
but from the terminal, you
can plan a trip to Winter
Haven and everywhere the
Winter Haven Area Transit
visits.
We arrived at the termi-
nal a short 10 minutes later,
and I disembarked.
I wandered about taking
pictures until I found my
bus. The new driver greeted
me with "thanks for joining
us," which was said in such
friendly terms, I was com-
pelled to say, "oh no, thank
you."
It was only the fact that
the bus immediately left
after I boarded that made
me realize they may have
been waiting on me, and
perhaps the driver was
being sarcastic. I however
choose to believe it was
merely coincidence.
Once on the bus, I pep-
pered my seat mates with
questions, and found many
on their way to work, and
not used to speaking to their
seat mates.
"The bus is very peace-
ful," Michael Johns said.
"People don't really make
noise or talk to each other
very much, especially in the
morning."
Johns, who has been rid-
ing for several months, rides
every weekday to his job as
a surveyor in Lakeland. He
said the bus is punctual,
although he has to get up a


little earlier to make the trip.
"The Bartow bus only
runs once an hour, so I have
to get up around 6 a.m.," he
said.
Like most bus riders,
Johns said he rides because
he doesn't own a car, and
said if he had a car he would
leave the bus behind.
"The bus is fine, but if I
'had a car, I'm sorry, but I
wouldn't ride on the bus
anymore," he said.
For Jim Hornsby, howev-
er, riding the bus is a choice.
"I can ride and don't have
to deal with the traffic and
weather," he said. "I just got
tired of all that."
Hornsby, who works at
the courthouse in Bartow,
said he enjoys the rides.
"There is no stress
involved," he said. "I deal
with nothing. The drivers
are courteous, and the
buses are clean."
His only complaint is a
jog through USF/PCC,
where he said the bus usual-
ly fails to pick up or drop off
anyone.
"The bus used to be an
express, and I don't see the
need (for that leg)," he said.
For Odessa Smith, the
bus offers a cheap way to
get to her job as a home
healthcare attendant, and
after riding for six years, she
is an old hat at the bus.
"It's a good thing to have
a bus," she said. "A lot of
people are in a situation
wherethey can't afford a car
or gas, and it's only a $1 to


ride the bus.
"The drivers are nice.
They do their best to getyou
to work on time, and you get
to meet a lot of people. You
could write a book about
the people you meet on the
bus."
Stephen Hill, who was
riding to his job with the
Florida Department of
Transportation, said the
challenges involved in rid-
ing the bus are minimal.
"There's nothing to it," he
said. "The bus is an easy
way to travel."
By the time we reached
Bartow, the only complaints
I had heard involved extra
legs of the journey and a
complaint the buses stop
running too early. Everyone
else had only good things to
say.
And I understand why.
My bus was clean. The dri-
vers were courteous, both
wished us a good day when
departing, and the buses
were cool and air-condi-
tioned.
By the time I was
dropped off at the court-
house, just a short walk
from the Democrat, I was
feeling a little smug.
I had met many nice,
polite people, saved money
and the environment and
gotten in exercise, all while
arriving at work far earlier
than my usual time.
For more information on
the Citrus Connection, visit
www.ridecitrus.com or call
683-4132.


Jim Hornsby finds the bus ride from Lakeland to Bartow
much less stressful than facing the traffic. "I deal with noth-
ing. The drivers are courteous, and the buses are clean." -
Photo by Dawn Wade


Stamps Provide Fun for Wounded Veterans Needlework Guild Fundraiser Trinity Learning Center
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Alan Weinstein with
Stamps for the Wounded
(SFTW) was the guest speak-
er at the Bartow Lioness
Club's regular business and
program meeting July 2 at
the Bartow Civic Center.
SFTW was established in
1942, when President
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
visited a veterans hospital
and grew concerned about
the lack of activities avail-
able to veterans as they
recuperated, Weinstein said.
The program has been
embraced by all other presi-
dents since that time.
Under the leadership of
the Lions International
Stamp Club, the SFTW pro-
gram has provided veterans
in hospitals throughout the
country with comfort and
hope, Weinstein said. By col-
lecting and contributing
stamps, the organization has
helped these men and
women while providing peo-
ple with the opportunity to
give back to those who
fought bravely and paid
dearly for freedom.
"In more than 130 VA hos-
pitals and convalescent cen-
ters all over the country -
primarily in the states of
Pennsylvania, New Jersey,
Virginia, Maryland, and
Delaware hospitalized



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through the woods to

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All-terrain vehicles can go 60 mph and
weigh 600 pounds. Yet, many owners
think of them as just big toys. If you
must ride an ATV, use your head the
right way. For recommendations
on ATV safety, visit orthoinfo.org
and ota.org.


AAOS
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF
ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS


service persons must fight
enforced idleness and its
deadly allies: boredom,
loneliness, frustration, futili-
ty, and despair," Weinstein
said.
Stamps can give bedrid-
den patients, long-term
treatment patients, or con-
valescent patients a con-
suming interest. The
patients can sort and mount
stamps without effort as
they lie in bed. Patients who
are ambulatory or in a
wheelchair may pass hours
soaking stamps and mount-
ing them in their own
albums.
Even the far-withdrawn,
mentally disabled patient
takes pleasure in using com-
mon stamps to make fanci-
ful greeting cards, or to cover
decorative boxes in orga-
nized therapy lessons,
Weinstein said.
Lions International
Stamp Club is not officially
affiliated with the govern-
ment; however, both the
American Red Cross and the
Department of Veterans'
Affairs recognize SFTW as an
agency accredited to the
philatelic needs of hospital-
ized service persons.
Donations of cash,
stamps, covers, and stamp
supplies to the program are


tax exempt.
All philatelic material -
stamps and covers U.S.
and foreign, in any quantity,
are needed. Envelopes from
daily mail and those with
special postmarks, first-day
covers, first airmail flights,
etc., also can be used.
Stamps not accepted
include badly torn, dam-
aged, or defective modern
stamps.
To collect stamps, be sure
to leave at least a quarter
inch margin of paper around
stamps torn off envelopes or
packages. Do not soak
stamps or sort them into
packets; this work is much of
the fun for the hospitalized
collector, Weinstein said.
Separate the stamps into
three groups: canceled U.S.,
uncanceled U.S., and foreign
stamps.
Edna Webster is the
Lioness stamp chairman.
SGreeters at the meeting
were Lois Losh and Dot
Taylor. Anne Glasco led the
prayer and pledge.
Celebrating birthdays this
month are Margaret Altman,
Sherida Smith, and Margaret
Chiarini.
This month's convales-
cent home party was held
July 3. The next meeting is
planned for Monday, Aug. 6.


Benefits NeedyStudents (onrSuat&Rrl
At Holy Trinity Episcopal Church


Bartow Branch of the
Needlework Guild of
America (NGA) is cuitreiftly
conducting its annual
fundraising drive for under-
privileged children from
kindergarten through high
school in the Bartow,
Alturas, and Highland City
areas.
NGA raises money to pur-
chase new clothing and
school uniforms for students
whose families cannot
afford them.
Teachers, guidance coun-
selors, and principals make
referrals to the program,
which then distributes
clothing through the Bartow


Church Service Center.
Through bulk and dis-
count purchases, the guild
can buy an outfit (not
including shoes)-for an ele-
mentary school child for
around $25. They try to pro-
vide each child with a pair of
new shoes, four pairs of
underwear, and two com-
plete school uniforms.
The fund collection dead-
line is July 31. Those inter-
ested in helping may send a
check to NGA, Bartow
Branch, 290 East Church
Street, Bartow, FL 33830; or
contact Janet Harrison at
533-4367.


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USF Lakeland Expands IT Program


July 9, 2007


The Polk County Democrat


After several years of pro-
ducing information technol-
ogy professionals in Central
Florida, the University of
South Florida Lakeland has
expanded its information
technology program to
Tampa.
This fall, the IT depart-
ment will offer three courses
in Tampa: Introduction to
Databases for IT, IT
Programming Concepts, and
Object-Oriented
Programming for IT.
"IT is making its initial
landing on the USF Tampa
campus," said Assistant
Professor Dave Armitage,
Ph.D., interim chairman,
Department of Information
Technology. "These are
lower-division courses that
students often take at a com-
munity college before com-
ing to USF Lakeland. They're
perfect classes for an elec-


tive or for the start of an IT
major."
Depending on demand,
Armitage anticipates offer-
ing upper-division IT cours-
es in Tampa in Spring 2008
or Fall 2008. He also plans to
offer more IT courses online.
"We're taking a cautious
approach to marketing these
classes in Tampa," he said.
"We plan to start slowly and
monitor the growth so we
can properly prepare to
meet student needs. We plan
to expand according to
demand."
During the past 10 years,
Armitage said, IT programs
have had a steady rise in
enrollment while participa-
tion in computer science
programs has fallen up to 30
percent nationwide. Those
changing enrollment rates
likely reflect perceptions of
today's economy, he said.


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Johnson Receives ACC Designation


Florida Association of
Counties (FAC) presented
Polk County Commissioner
Sam Johnson with the
Advanced County
Commissioner (ACC) desig-
nation following his Comple-
tion of "The Florida Forum
for County Leaders."
The program is a compre-
hensive study program
developed by the associa-
tion. Commissioner Johnson
received the designation
along with 25 other county
commissioners on June 14
during an awards ceremony
held at the FAC Annual
Conference in Orlando.
ACC certification is not a
requirement to serve as a
county commissioner in
Florida. However, county
commissioners who have
completed the Certified
County Commissioner pro-
gram may voluntarily enroll
in the advanced program
and complete a three-part
series of courses totaling 27
hours.
The coursework is
designed to provide infor-
mation and enhance leader-
ship skills relevant to a com-
missioner's duties and
responsibilities as an elected
official.
"This inaugural year of
the Leadership :Forum was a
success," said FAC Executive
Director Chris Holley.
"These commissioners are
committed to advanced
education and becoming the


Shirley at


Vehicle Accidents Kill Panthers


The deaths of three
Florida panthers from colli-
sions with vehicles two
weeks ago brings the num-
ber killed by vehicles this
year to 14, exceeding last
year's record total of 11 for
one of the most endangered
large mammals in the
United States.
A small population in
Florida represents the only
known remaining members
of this subspecies that once
ranged throughout the
Southeast.
Panther numbers have
increased from an estimated
20-30 panthers 20 years ago
to an estimated 80-100
today.
Although Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) and
Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) have
used a variety of techniques
to reduce panther deaths
along highways, the most
successful tools have been
wildlife crossings and fenc-
ing.
Wildlife crossings along
Alligator Alley in Collier
County are dry-ground
bridges that allow wildlife to
pass safely beneath the
highway. Twventy-four
wildlife crossings and 12
other bridges modified for
panther use were construct-
ed within a 40 mile stretch of


1-75 as well as a continuous
barrier fence directing ani-
mals to the crossings.
Seven other wildlife
crossings have been
installed in Collier and Lee
counties. No panthers have
been killed by vehicles in
areas protected with wildlife
crossings and continuous
fencing. Panthers have been
killed by vehicles where lim-
ited fencing was used.
FWC has been working
with the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, FDOT,
Collier and Lee County
Transportation
Departments and develop-
ers to protect panthers along
more highway segments by
incorporating wildlife cross-
ings, fencing and additional
speed zones in appropriate
locations:
Two wildlife crossings
will be built on the two-lane
road, which will be six-laned
to serve Ave Maria
University and associated
(om munities.
Planning is underway to
add new lanes to the two-
lane SR 2). More wildlife
crossings will be incorporat-
ed into the highway design.
FWC supported a pro-
posal initiated by Defenders
of Wildlife for a wildlife
crossing on US 41.
FWC consulted with Lee
County Transportation


Department about extend-
ing fencing associated with a
wildlife crossing.
FWC is reviewing recent
panther deaths within or in
close proximity to the south-
ernmost wildlife crossing on
SR 29. Several panthers have
been killed around this
structure as a result of the
limited fencing.
FWC is evaluating the
need for more nighttime
speed zones in Collier and
Hendry Counties.
Two wildlife crossings
were recently completed on
State Road 29 in Collier
County, costing approxi-
mately $4 million each.
There have been 139 doc-
umented panther mortali-
ties since 1997, 63 of which
were previously live-cap-
tured and equipped with
radio collars for on-going
research.
Two major known causes
of mortality among panthers
are territorial battles among
the cats and vehicle colli-
sions.
FWC researchers are
working with scientists at
the University of Florida to
create a panther population
model that will help assess
panther numbers over time
and gauge the influence of
panther losses by vehicle
collisions on future popula-
tion numbers.


Florida Bar Inducts McFadyen


Thomas Christopher
McFadyen of St. Petersburg,
formerly of Barrow. was
inducted into the Florida Bar
on May 7.
McFadven attended
Barrow schools, graduating
from Barrow High School in
1999. He graduated with
honors and was a provost's
scholar while attending the
University of South Florida
where he earned a degree in
political science and a minor
in history and economics.
After graduating from


SAM JOHNSON, Polk County commissioner, received a
plaque acknowledging his designation as anAdvanced
County Commissioner (ACC) designation from the Florida
Association of Counties. (Photo provided)


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county and citizens."
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work is covered in three


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on leadership with emphasis
on growth and development
in Florida.


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4 The Polk County Democrat July 9, 2007


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Polk County, Bartow Take the High Road in Budgeting


With city and county governments
throughout the state doing major
bellyachin' and threatening
Draconian cuts in government ser-
vices and payrolls, the budget plans
of Polk County and the City of
Bartow are a breath of fresh air.
Both Polk County and Bartow are
faced with a state-mandated nine-
percent cut in taxes as a result of the
Florida Legislature's tax relief legisla-
tion. That is the maximum rollback
called for by the state.
The Legislature's action is unpop-
ular with most local governments,
but fulfills the platform on which
virtually all candidates ran: property
tax relief.
"We're going to take the high
road," County Mgr. Mike Herr said.
A change already in the planning
stages, to a process called "budget-
ing for results," is a new approach to


how the county will develop its $1.6
billion spending plan.
Instead of the traditional line-
item budget starting from this
year's budget and tinkering with it
for next year or zero-based bud-
geting, in which departments are
required to justify every expenditure
from scratch, "budgeting for results"
establishes priorities that the county
wants to achieve. These goals drive
the budgeting process.
The county's plan also calls for
taxpayers to be included in the bud-
geting process, both in the prepara-
tion of the budget and in its imple-
mentation.
There are no magic bullets in the
budgeting process, but Herr's pro-
posal sounds like a better way of
doing things.
At Bartow's city hall, a few blocks
from the Polk County administra-


tion building, Finance Dir. David W.
Wright's budget message has an
upbeat air.
While the city is looking at a
reduction of almost $400,000 in
property tax revenues from last year,
and nearly $900,000 from what rev-
enues would have been without the
tax reform law, no city employees
will lose their jobs.
Instead, the city will eliminate
some vacant positions, and will not
add any new ones.
Wright calls for "a new way of
thinking" in city government.
"Areas of duplication must be
eliminated and operations stream-
lined," he said.
Using county and state grants to
supplement city funds, Wright's
budget includes nearly $5.5 million
for capital projects, including
$500,000 for a new fire truck,


$770,000 to remodel the old civic
center as a city hall annex, and more
than $1.5 million for improvements
to Mary Holland Park and the girls
softball complex at Bartow Park on
County Road 555.
It is important to remember that
the rollback in taxes mandated by
the Legislature simply reduces a
portion of the windfall in property
tax revenues that resulted from the
Florida real estate boom of the last
few years.
While property values have risen
at several times the rate of inflation,
the income with which citizens pay
their taxes has not risen at a compa-
rable rate.
The Legislature's expectations are
reasonable, and the willingness of
Polk County and the City of Bartow
to rise to the occasion is commend-
able.


ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURES / By PAT BLAKE SIMS THINKING OUT LOUD / By S. L. FRISBIE, IV

Remembering A. Wade Blake Competitive Gluttony


My father, Albert Wade
Blake, was born in Concord,
N.H., on Oct. 1, 1900 and died
three days short of his birth-
day in 1970.
His first "joke" that I am
aware of was locking the jani-
tor of the high school in the
broom closet three days
before graduation. His father
practically got down on his
knees and begged them to let
him graduate.
Luckily, he had been
accepted into the Navy, there
was, a war going on, and they
were probably afraid of what
he would do next.
I really enjoyed the special
section, "125 Years of
Incorporation," in The.,
Democrat this week.
My father, A. Wade Blake,
took a lot of pictures that are
in the collection at the court-
house. My mother donated
boxes of them to Louise
Frisbie for their historical
value.
His official job was pho-.
tographer for the Florida
State Road Dept. and he cov-
ered the state photographing
new and old construction as
well as Tallahassee functions,
such as governor's elections
and social functions.
He started out in a yellow
pick-up truck and finally
wound up with a station
wagon with a platform on the
top for taking pictures of hur-
ricane disasters.
He had a ball.
They built him a darkroom
in the State Road Dept. build-
ing in Bartow.
He never met a stranger
and enjoyed every day. He
was the unofficial market
manager at Publix
Supermarket in Bartow. He
loved grocery shopping and
Mother didn't.
Every day after work, he
would go by Publix and buy
something for dinner. Mother
never knew what it would be.
He always let the store man-
ager know if they were run-
ning out of something.
He joined the Bartow
Kiwanis Club and enjoyed
that, too. He played the piano
for them to sing at meetings
and was quite good at it. He
never had a lesson, and
played by ear.
Every day was an opportu-
nity for fun and laughter.
He came home one day
with his leather gloves on and
said he had a present for me.
He held out his hands and
there was a baby raccoon in
them. The little fellow didn't
even have his eyes open.
"Cooney" lived out in the
yard and slept in a tree. He
grew into a really big raccoon,
and the lady from across the
street was sitting on the front
porch in a rocking chair with
Mother when he jumped up
in her lap. She never came
back.
SMother got irritated with
him. She was putting a stack
of plates into the kitchen cab-
inet when he opened the
screen door, came in and put
his cold nose on the back of
her leg. She flung plates when
she jumped.


I think Mother decided he
had to go. She was sprigging
centipede grass one day in a
bare spot in the yard and
when she got to the end of the
row and turned around,
Cooney had collected all of
the sprigs and put them in a
pile.
Although no one ever
admitted knowing what hap-
pened to Cooney, I think
Daddy took him back to the
woods where he came from. I
really did miss him.
When I got married, Daddy
invited everyone he knew to
the wedding at the First
Methodist Church in Bartow.
I think everyone he had ever
met fro n one end of the state
to the other was there.
I was working for the
Florida Highway Patrol when
I got married, and there were
patrol cars parked all over the


Fifty Years Ago
City commissioners,
studying their 1957-58 bud-
get, were advised Monday
night by, City Mgr. C.R.
Odom that they must either
drop some prospective pro-
jects or increase the tax rate
or the price of utilities.
Only the kids will be fish-
ing, but adults are invited to
watch at Bartow's first
fishathon tomorrow at
Hacklake, Gen. Chm. J.
Martin Haas said today.
Fishathon report: 330
youngsters turned out to try
their luck and caught a total
of something over 700 fish.
Six-year-old Shade Hancock
took the boys' prize for first
bite; Ann Seuis, 11, and
Donna Cox, 6, tied in the
girls' division.
Forty-Five Years Ago
Low-pressure picketing is
in progress by Polk County
labor unions against Crown
Can Co. A worker's auto is
parked in front of the build-
ing, a sign explaining the
union's grievance is leaning
against the car, and several
strikers are lounging nearby.
On Thursday, the Florida
Railroad and Public Utilities
Commission issued a state-
ment criticizing General


place out front with the
radios blaring, in case they
had a call.
A. Wade Blake was a
unique man. He enjoyed
every minute and found plen-
ty to keep him busy.
When we lived in
Pittsburgh during
Prohibition, someone gave
him a recipe for grapefruit
wine. He had received a big
basket of grapefruit for
Christmas.
I remember the night he
went down to the basement
to see how the wine was
doing. He loosened the cork
on the bottle and it flew up
and broke his nose. The doc-
tor put a bandage on it and
Daddy requested that he put
a bow on the end of it.
I'm glad I got to know him.
There was never a dull
moment.


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Telephone Co. for poor ser-
vice; and on Friday the com-
mission granted GenTel a
19.1 percent increase in
rates on residential, motel
and hotel owners, and still
more to others.
Roger Blair Lyle, 76, mem-
ber of a pioneer Polk County
family, a retired major who
had served in both World
Wars I and II, died Saturday
after a lengthy illness.
Bartow Jaycees have
begun selling auto seat belts
at $6.50 each. They will be
installed without charge at
Murphy Chevrolet Co.
Forty Years Ago
An emergency ordinance
paving the way for Imperial
Polk Ambulance ,Service to
go into business at midnight
last Friday was passed by
the city commission at noon
the same day. The commis-
sioners also agreed to accept
Whidden Funeral Home's
ambulance, offered free to
the city, to be put into use if
the professional ambulance
service is not able to make a
go of the Bartow business.
Recommendations: for
Polk County's building
needs for the next 20 years,
including a new seven-story
Hall of Government building


The times were simpler.
You never locked your
doors; your neighbor might
need to get into your kitchen
to borrow a cup of sugar dur-
ing the day.
Code enforcement didn't
exist; there were no codes to
speak of.
A man's home was his cas-
tle, and if he wanted to dig a
moat around it, he might be
thought a little eccentric, but
he didn't have to get a permit
from the water management
district for the excavation
and another permit from the
Corps of Engineers for the
water to fill it.
The Game and Fish
Commission would proba-
bly actually supply him with
an alligator if he asked the
right person.
We're probably talking the
early 1950s, before I became
a teenager.
With my parents' blessing
- or more likely, their reluc-
tant consent I built a
frame hut in the back yard. It
was a great place to play
with friends, and on special
occasions, to spend the
night.
Mother and Dad owned
the vacant lot across the
street from our house, and
struck a deal with me:
They would allow me to
build an even larger hut
there if I would tear down
this eccentric bit of architec-
ture in the back yard. It suit-
ed me fine.


in downtown Bartow, were
presented to the Polk
County commission this
week by.Warren H. Smith &
Assoc., Lakeland architects.
Thirty-Five Years Ago
On the eve of his 135th
birthday, dress-up clothes -
an Army jacket, dark
trousers and a cowboy hat -
have been presented to
Charlie Smith for the filming
of a segment of "Amazing
But True," to be shown on
WFLA-TV, Channel 8, later
this Summer.
Capt. Roy Holland
Gallemore, who has retired
after 33 years of Navy ser-
vice, will be chief instructor
for the newly-established
Navy ROTC at Auburndale
High School, it was
announced today.
The Bartow High School
Key Club won the top
achievement award in Key
Club International competi-
tion for its total program
during the 1971-72 school
year.
ThirtyYears Ago
Appointment of S. L.
Frisbie, IY, as, general man-
ager of Frisbie Publishing
Co., Inc., Was anniiounced
Friday by President Loyal
Frisbie.


Warren Sullivan, the con-
tractor who built our home,
had a scrap yard with some
corrugated metal panels and
an endless supply of 2x4s,
and allowed me to take as
much of it as I could per-
suade Dad to haul away.
This new structure was an
even better place to spend
the night. It was larger than
your average garden shed,
maybe eight feet by 12 feet,
and being in a vacant lot, I
could build a small bonfire
in front of it for warmth and
cooking.
Today, a beautiful two-
story home occupies that
lot, leading a classmate, at
our 45th high school
reunion four years ago, to
quip: "I see you finally fin-
ished the house."
On one of the many
nights that I spent camping
in this new hut, I cooked hot
dogs over a bonfire, as was
my habit. I'm not sure how
many I devoured that night,
but the number five comes
to mind. It might have been
a whole lot more.
It was probably 20 years
before I had another hot
dog. The mere thought of
what I would later call "tube
steak" was enough to
destroy my appetite.
It is against that back-
ground that I look at the lat-
ter day equivalent of phone
booth stuffing or goldfish
swallowing.
Hot dog eating contests.


Dr. W.B. Geiger and
George C. Coker were
appointed to fill their own
vacancies Tuesday night,
and eight of the 10 advisory
board members who had
resigned were appointed. All
had resigned rather than
comply with the financial
disclosure law passed by the
Legislature. The two former
commissioners and eight of
the advisory board members
accepted reappointment
after Gov. Reubin Askew
vetoed the bill.
Electric power was out all
over Bartow for an hour and
12 minutes Monday night
after a small but vitally
important part of the C.R.
Odom Substation failed.
Tuesday night all local
residents were without
water for four hours, when
the water works was shut
down without advance
notice at 9 p.m.
Twenty-Five Years Ago
A 26-page special edition
of The Democrat the
largest ever published by
this newspaper is part of
today's issue. "Forward
Together A Centennial
Keepsake" is geared to
Bartow's Centennial celebra-
tion, and is being distributed


Those who indulge call it
a sport.
I call it competitive glut-
tony.
Six-time winner Takeru
Kobayashi lost his title last,
week when nature invented
a new law: what goes down
might come up.
It did.
Beating his own personal
best, Kobayashi scarfed
down 63 hot dogs (with
buns) when nature drew the
line. The judges deducted an
unannounced number of
hot dogs from his total; just
how much you.have to pay
somebody to count regurgi-
tated hot dogs I-do not know.
I suspect it is not enough.
The Internet even offered
a clip showing his fall from
grace. I opted not to watch it,
thank you.
This year's winner, Joey
Chestnut of California,
downed 66 franks in the,
allotted 12 minutes, or one
every 10.9 seconds. It is not
necessary to remember that;
I will not put it on the test.
This annual event, sanc-
tioned by the International
Federation of Competitive
Eating, is sponsored by the
Nathan's hot dog people.
Next year, they might take
on a co-sponsor.
Acme In-Flight Barf Bags.
The whole thing brings
back memories of why I
went on the hot dog-eating
wagon so many years ago.


to all readers of The
Democrat and its Fort
Meade companion newspa-
per, The Democrat & Leader.
A three-year contract
between CF Chemicals, Inc.,
and Local 613, ICWU, calls
for a wage increase of 10 per-
cent for the first year of the
pact and five percent on
each anniversary of the
other two years.
Mrs. Doris Lyle, director
of nursing at Bartow
Memorial Hospital, and Miss
Gertrude Kuhn, owner of
Kuhn Plumbing and Electric,
were honored today by the
Bartow Rotary Club for
extended service to the com-
munity Mrs. Lyle for ser-
vice in her profession, Miss
Kuhn for service outside her
vocation.
In another event of the
day, Mrs. Maude Johnson
Howe Chenette, the 95-year-
old daughter of a
Confederate soldier,
unveiled on the court house
lawn a monument to the
South Florida Bulldogs, the
company of soldier volun-
teers who enlisted here and
marched off to Gainesville in
1862 to become a part of the
Confederate forces.


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The Polk County Democrat 5


Save Our BIRTH Place


OB Forum Is Tuesday 7 to 9

A community forum on the announced plans to close the
obstetrics department at Bartow Regional Medical Center will be ,. ,: ,
held on Tuesday, July 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Polk County .
Administration Building in Bartow.
Officials from both BRMC and its parent corporation, Health
Management Associates, have been invited to answer questions
from the audience.
Two obstetricians and one pediatrician have accepted invita-
tions.
Members of the audience will be invited to submit questions in
writing to whatever panelists accept the invitation. Valerie Benton's
First New Year
OUR READERS SAY Born May 20,1956

No Winners If OB Unit Is Closed OUR READERS SAY


LaGRANGE, KY. Since I
left Bartow more than a
score of years ago, I have
tried to stay in touch with
the community of my youth.
Thankfully, former Vice
President Al Gore invented
the Internet and The
Democrat graciously posts
its publications.
My medical career began
at Bartow Memorial Hospital
on Main Street as an orderly
(some doubted that it would
progress but tenacity pre-
vailed). So it was with great
remorse that I read recently
of the decision by Bartow
Regional Medical Center to
discontinue obstetrical ser-
vices.
I have practiced in a small
community and hospital as
a board certified obstetri-
cian and gynecologist and I
would like to share my
thoughts.
Obstetrical services are
usually a loss leader.
However, women decide
where the family's health-
care dollars are spent and
women who have a pleasant
experience at a facility are
more likely to return for
other services such as radi-
ology, laboratory, and ancil-
lary services.
These other services are
more rewarding financially
for the hospital and all hos-
pitals have a responsibility
to make a profit, even not-
for-profit hospitals. It's how
they purchase new equip-
ment.
Providing obstetrical ser-
vices is like Publix selling a
box of cereal for $2. The gro-
cer hopes the consumer will
also purchase milk, sugar,
and fruit for the cereal. You


get the idea.
The decision to discontin-
ue a service line can also be
an indictment of a commu-
nity. I daresay Mr. Davis'
decision is not just about the
lack of neo-natal intensive
care unit (NICU) services as
reported.
If obstetrics made a profit
for the hospital I contend
the service would continue.
. Should Mr. Davis reverse
the decision to stop obstetri-
cal services, it's important
for the citizens of the service
area to realize that in order
for the hospital to survive, it
needs the support of the
community with their health
care dollars.
Mr. Davis has an obliga-
tion to the community to
keep Bartow Regional
Medical Center financially
viable as well as a responsi-
bility to the stockholders.
Part of something is bet-
ter than all of nothing. If ulti-
mately obstetrical services
are discontinued, the emer-
gency department physi-
cians should bone up on
their delivery skills.
If no OB services are avail-
able, some patients will
labor in the parking lot of
BRMC rather than drive to a
distant hospital with those
services. This could be due
to loyalty or fear the delivery
might occur before arrival at
a hospital in Lakeland or
Winter Haven.
The expectant mothers
would rather have an emer-
gency physician deliver their
baby than no physician at
all. They will present to the
emergency department just
as the baby is ready for its
spectacular delivery and no


time is available for transfer.
The obstetricians of
Bartow have no obligation to
immediately rush to the hos-
pital to perform a procedure
they have done thousands of
times and for which they are
the most qualified by train-
ing and experience. Should
the obstetrician agree to
come, their presence is only
as a Good Samaritan.
It doesn't make any sense
to pass up a perfectly good
hospital with excellent
physicians to go to Lakeland
or Winter Haven for a rou-

tine delivery or services that
can be provided in Bartow.
Each of the obstetricians
remaining has 20 or more
years of experience and I'm
sure they have encountered
unexpected problems and
stabilized the problem until
transfer could be arranged.
It's harder to recruit new
businesses to Bartow if the
prospective employees have
to travel elsewhere to receive
their medical care. A hospir
tal with obstetrical services
is like having an airport.and
good schools in the commu-
nity.
I am confident there is a
way to resolve this issue to
everyone's satisfaction but it
might require thinking out-
side the box. Delivery ser-
vices have been available in
Bartow for nearly 100 years
and have led to community
pride and loyalty.
There will be no winners
if Bartow loses its obstetrical
services.
WILLIAM E. TRENT, D.O.
Bartow High School
Class of 1973


Abigail Tamayo Ava Tamayo Nicolas Tamayo
Born June 18, 1998 Born Oct. 13,2003 Born May 15,2000

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BARTOW The three of
us were born at Bartow
Memorial Hospital and
Bartow Regional Medical
Center. Our memorable
journey and experience
were made possible by Dr.
Ralph Nobo.
Our parents, especially
our mom, tell us he helped
them, too.


We are proud to call
Bartow our birthplace and
would be sad if the hospital
chooses not to deliver babies
in Bartow. Our mom tried to
find a picture of us all
together as babies, but for
some reason, she couldn't
find one.
Bartow has been good to
us, and we hope the hospital


continues to deliver babies
here so that more people in
Bartow can share the experi-
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BARTOW- Our children,
Valerie Anne and Daniel
Garrett, were born in 1956
and 1958 in the Bartow
"Stork Club."
We had warm personal
attention; in fact, Dr. E.E.
Sawyer picked me up from
the delivery table and car-
ried me in his arms to my


bed. I went home 27 hours Peacock," because he was
later. strutting like one.
I told the nurses I would It would be a shame not
be back in two years for my to have any more babies
baby boy; I missed it by three born in the city of Bartow at
months. the Bartow hospital.
Everybody was, thrilled .-
that we had our bqJt fact and HAROLD
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husband, Harold, "Mr.


OUR READERS SAY

Pay Policy Inconsistent
BARTOW I was not beingjl e call ,t 'f s situation I told
planning on writing a letter the other ob/gyn informed the a snistrator that since
to the editor since I have the administrator that he my services were not of
given interviews to newspa- would no longer cover Dr. value to his company I
pers, radio and television on Bader. would no longer do calls.
this subject, but I feel oblig- So, without my knowl- His response was a sim-
ated to do so, after reading edge, HMA clinic/hospital ple: Okay.
the misinformation being decided to compensate the The payment of the
disseminated. other obstetrician. obg is customary in the
For a year and a half prior Whenl. finally ifIdg counties of
to Dr. Bader arriving at this, I asked the adrnkiistrT- te l gh, Pinellas,
Bartow Regional Medical tor in the presence of the Manatee, Orange and most
Center, I resumed taking other ob/gyn why I was not of southern Florida, and is
calls every other night even being compensated as well, being used selectively in at
though I was exempt from since Dr. Bader, the least two other hospitals in
taking them due to my employed physician, was the area.
seniority. When Dr. Bader also being compensated. The real issue here is that
arrived, I continued to take Mr.\ IDavis inform faC l*lS' tal is wanting the
ER calls, without any com- the coi'l t y th ou4i i the doctors in the
pensation as I had done for not necessary to compen- emergency room and not
20 years, sate me, and gave me no paying them for that service.
After a few months of specific reason. After pon- RALPH J. NOBO, JR., M.D.



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Would, you like to try to persuade Bartow
Regional Medical Center and Health
Management Associates to reverse the decision
to close the obstetrics department atBRMC?
Tell us your story... tell us wiath' MC and its
predecessor, Bartow Memorial Hospital, have
meant to you and your family.
How many babies has your family had at the
Bartow hospital? ,
Why did you choose this hospi
Did your family experience and survive a
life-threatening delivery thanks to the Bartow
hospital?
SAre you the oldest Bar ~nt who was
born at Bartow Melmorial
Tell us your story; we'll see that BRMC and
HMA receive it.
Would you share your baby pictures with us?
Bring them in (w' scanou wait)
or e-mail them to pbdlkde
You can send your story to the same e-mail
address (please include a daytime phone num-
ber we can call for verification).
Or mail your story (please, DO mail your
irreplaceable photos) to The Polk County
Democrat, Box 120, Bartow, Fla. 33831.
The writer's name will be included with every
letter.
Photos should be identified wivJ e name and
date of birth.


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July 9, 2007


DEP Releases Water Report


Obituaries


Clyde L. Brown Eddie Lou Mathews

Clyde L. Eddie Lou


Brown


Clyde L. Brown, 87, died
of pneumonia Saturday, July
7, 2007, at Lakeland Regional
Medical Center.
Mrs. Brown was born on
March 29, 1920, in Slocomb,
Ala., to Gus and Evie Skinner.
She was a homemaker
and a devout Christian. Her
enduring faith in God and
love for her family helped
her along for many years,
family members say.
She was a member of
Blessed Assurance Temple in
Bartow.
"Her devotion to the Lord
and her church served as a
great example to the family
who she loved and adored,"
said family members.
Along with her parents,
Mrs. Brown was preceded in
death by her husband,
Maxwell Brown.
Survivors include three
daughters, Carolyn Littrell of
Lakeland, Geraldine Kelley
of Bartow, and Glenda
Parker of Sylva, N.C.; nine
grandchildren; and 13 great-
grandchildren.
Visitation: Tuesday, July
10, from 10 to 11 a.m., at
Blessed Assurance Temple,
1245 McAdoo Avenue,
Bartow.
The funeral will follow
Tuesday at 11 a.m., at the
church.
Condolences may be
made online at the website
www.whiddenmcleanfuner-
alhome.com.


Mathews
Eddie Lou Mathews, 79,
died of heart failure Sunday,
July 8, 2007, at her home in
Highland City.
Mrs. Mathews was born
to Frank and Rosa Pitts on
Sept. 15, 1927, in Cochran,
Ga.
She worked as a sectioniz-
er for Ben Hill Griffin, Inc.,
and was a homemaker in
recent years.
She was a member of
Bethel Church of God.
Along with her parents,
Mrs. Mathews was preceded
in death by her husband,
Rev. James W. Mathews; and
a great-granddaughter,
Cassie Lynn Fussell.
Survivors include her
daughter, Debbie Fussell
and husband, James, of
Highland City; her son, Jim
Mathews and wife, Jeanette,
of Axson, Ga.; a grandson,
Jeremey Fussell and wife,
Judith, of Bartow; a grand-
daughter, April McMullins
and husband, Travis, of
Clermont; and six great-
grandchildren.
Visitation: Wednesday,
July 11, from 5 to 7 p.m., at
Whidden-McLean Funeral
Home in Bartow.
The funeral: Thursday,
July 12, at 10 a.m., at the
funeral home.
Condolences may be
made online at the website
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Shirley E.
Carmichael
Shirley E. Carmichael, 68,
died of cancer Thursday, July
5, 2007, at her home in
Lakeland.
Born to Thomas and
Thelma Geiger on Jan. 26,
1939, Mrs: Carmichael was a
lifelong resident of Polk
County.
She was a homemaker,
and also worked as an in-
home caregiver to many.
Along with her parents,
Mrs. Carmichael was pre-
ceded in death by her hus-
band, Alec Wardell
Carmichael.
Survivors include six
sons, Leon Hampton of
Altamonte Springs, Joey
Bruce of Winter Haven,
Pernell Carmichael of.Polk
County, Daniel Carmichael
of Winter Haven, Billy Moore
of Lakeland, and Charles A.
Carmichael of Winter Haven;
three daughters, Barbara
Jane Moore of Blackshear,
Ga., Brenda Newman of
Frostproof, and Jeannie
Fuqua of Winter Haven; a
brother, Roy Geiger of
Kentucky; 12 grandchildren;
and 11 great-grandchildren.
SVisitation: Sunday, July 8,

from 4 to 6 p.m., at
Whidden-McLean Funeral
Home in Bartow.
The funeral: Monday, July
9, at 11 a.m., at Wildwood
Cemetery in Bartow.
Condolences may be
made online at the website
www.whiddenmcleanfuner-
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Roena Lunn
Prine
Roena Lunn Prine, 92, of
Wauchula, died of heart fail-
ure Saturday, July 7, 2007, in
Wauchula.
Born in Fort Meade on
Oct. 14, 1914, Mrs. Prine was
a lifelong resident of the
Wauchula and Fort Meade
areas.
She was a homemaker,
and a member of Lake
Buffum Baptist Church.
Mrs. Prine was preceded
in death by her husband,
George Prine; four brothers;
and three sisters.
Survivors include several
nieces and nephews, includ-
ing her caretakers, Jean
Barnett and husband, John,
of Fort Meade, and James
Miller and wife, Judith, of
Bowling Green.
Visitation: Wednesday,
July 11, from 10 to 11 a.m., at
Faith Assembly of God in
Bowling Green.
The funeral will follow
Wednesday at 11 a.m., at the
church.
Interment: Evergreen
Cemetery, Fort Meade.
Arrangements: Robarts
Family Funeral Home in
Wauchula.


Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
(DEP) released Tapping New
Sources: Meeting 2025 Water
Supply Needs.
The report documents
Florida's progress in ensur-
ing water for the future,
while at the same time pro-
tecting wetlands, rivers and
springs. With incentive
funding from the state, pro-
jects are under way to pro-
duce 725 million gallons per
day of alternative water sup-
ply to meet the additional
two billion gallons a day
expected to be needed in
2025.
The annual report sum-
marizes the progress of the
water management districts'
regional water supply plans
and the development of
alternative water sources
through funding provided by
the Water Protection and
Sustainability Program.
The report provides infor-
mation on the trends
statewide and in Florida's
five water management dis-
tricts.
"Florida's water is a prior-
ity and we have statewide
cooperation, long-term
planning, and significant
investments in place to pro-
tect our water," said DEP
Secretary Michael W. Sole.
"The strategies detailed in
this report address the state's


water needs through new
approaches to water supply
development."
Two years ago, Florida
revolutionized its growth
management laws by requir-
ing local governments to
incorporate water supply
planning in their future
development plans.
In support, the state and
the five regional water man-
agement districts are provid-
ing funding through the
Water Protection and
Sustainability Program to
build alternative water sup-
ply projects. In the last two
years, the state and the
water management districts
have invested almost $292
million toward the $2.5 bil-
lion construction costs for
projects for "new" supplies
of water.
"Florida will soon be the
third most populous state,"
said Secretary Sole.
"Visionary planning, public
cooperation and environ-
mental commitment will
ensure we remain strong
economically and a model of
sustainability."
Through planning,
Florida will be better
equipped to meet challenges
such as the current drought
conditions and growth.
In the Northwest part of
the state, water supply plans
focus on shifting the


demand from coastal well
fields to inland well fields
and the development of sur-
face water resources. In the
remaining areas of the state,
the development of
reclaimed water and brack-
ish water sources is empha-
sized.
Conservation is an inte-
gral part of each water sup-
ply plan and DEP and all five
water management districts
are participants in the
Conserve Florida program,
established to provide tools
to develop and improve
water conservation.
The Water Protection and
Sustainability Program was
established in 2005 to help
water suppliers fund alter-
native water supply projects.
About 66 percent of the pro-
jects funded in the first two
years of' the program
involved reuse of reclaimed
water.
An additional 19 percent
of the alternative water sup-
ply projects were for brack-
ish groundwater projects.
During the first two years of
the program, the water man-
agement districts helped
fund 238 projects.
To view the report, visit
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/
water/waterpolicy/rwsp.ht
m.


Military News


Air Force Reserve Tech.
Sgt. Byron Bryant was
named the
Noncommissioned Officer
of the Quarter earlier this
year.
Selection was based on
his exemplary duty perfor-
mance, job knowledge, lead-
ership qualities, significant
self-improvement, specific
achievements, notable
accomplishments, and com-
munity service and support.
The sergeant is an aero-
space ground equipment
craftsman assigned to the
403rd Maintenance
Squadron, Keesler Air Force
Base, Biloxi, Miss.
He is the brother of Kevin
Bryant and Malinda Bryant
of Bartow, and is a 1979
graduate of Bartow Senior
High School.

Army Reserve Pvt. Marian
L. Kilborn graduated from
basic combat training at Fort
Jackson, Columbia, S.C., ear-
lier this year.
During the nine weeks of
training, she studied the
Army mission, history, tradi-
tion and core values, physi-
cal fitness, and received
instruction and practice in
basic combat skills, military
weapons, chemical warfare
and bayonet training, drill
and ceremony, marching,
rifle marksmanship, armed
and unarmed combat, map
reading, field tactics, mili-
tary courtesy, military jus-
tice system, basic first aid,
foot marches, and field
training exercises.
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and is a 2004 graduate of
Bartow Senior High School.

Army Pvt. Jessica L.
Williams graduated from
basic combat training at Fort
Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of
training, the soldier studied
the Army mission, history,
tradition and core values,
physical fitness, and
received instruction and
practice in basic combat
skills, military weapons,
chemical warfare and bayo-
net training, drill and cere-
mony, marching, rifle
marksmanship, armed and
unarmed combat, map
reading, field tactics, mili-
tary courtesy, military jus-
tice system, basic first aid,
foot marches, and field
training exercises.
Williams is the daughter
of Tina Anderson of
Lakeland and is a 2003 grad-
uate of Bartow High School.

Air Force Senior Master


Sgt. George E. Stewart was
named senior non-commis-
sioned officer of the year for
2006.
Selection was based on
the individual's exemplary
duty performance, job
knowledge, leadership qual-
ities, significant self-
improvement, specific
achievements, notable
accomplishments, and com-
munity service and support.
Stewart is a senior enlist-
ed manager for the
Directorate of Personnel,
Manpower and Services.
He is the son of George O.
Stewart of Lockport, N.Y.,
and Daisy M. Robinson of
Bartow, Fla.
His wife, Temeka, is the
daughter of Rose Walker of
Selma, Ala.
The sergeant is a 1986
graduate of Lockport Senior
High School, and a 2004
graduate of Madison
University, Gulfport, Miss.
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Senior With Program


The Polk County Demonicratn


Retirement Research
Foundation, a Chicago-
based organization that
seeks innovative solutions to
the challenges that face
older Americans, has award-
ed a $37,000 program grant
to Esteem Music, Inc.
The funds will be used to
conduct the Senior Lesson
Program.
The program will enrich
the lives of senior citizens
through a community col-
laboration between Esteem
Music and several area
venues that provide senior
services.
For more information
contact Esteem Music at
619-2509 or visit


www.esteemmusic.org.
Esteem Music is a non-
profit public charity found-
ed and operated in
Lakeland. Their mission is to
improve the health of the
community through music
participation.
This mission is primarily
achieved by providing slid-
ing scale music lessons and
instruments to underserved
community members.
The Senior Lesson
Program will begin with
"Meet and Greet" events.
Venues currently sched-
uled to host Meet and Greets
include Savannah Cottage
and the Lake Morton Senior
Center.


Savannah Cottage, a
memory care residence
located at 605 Carpenter's
Way in Lakeland, will host a
Meet and Greet on Tuesday,
July 10, at 2 p.m., specifically
for caregivers and care recip-
ients with dementia-related
diseases.
The Lake Morton Senior
Center, located at 805 East
Palmetto Street in Lakeland,
will host a Meet and Greet
on Friday, July 13, at 10:30
a.m., for all senior citizens
with a desire to participate.
The Senior Lesson
Program will be provided
free of charge at each of
these venues.


PCC Online Registration

For Fall Semester Begins Today


911 V ,i~ ',"



SOME APARTMENTS at Azalea Gardens fireworks, one of which flew into a vacant
in Bartow sustained "extensive smoke dam- second floor apartment. No one was injured
age" after a fire there Tuesday night. The fire in the fire. (Staff photo by S.L. Frisbie, IV)
reportedly was started by kids shooting off


Online PASSPORT regis-
tration for Polk Community
College's fall term (Term 1)
began today at 8:30 a.m.
More than half of PCC's
students register via the
Internet. PCC's Internet sys-
tem is known as PASSPORT
(Personal Access to Student
Services Online Registration
Tool).
Continuing students and
new students, who have met
with an academic advisor
can register in a matter of
clicks by going to


Susan Hurley at the
University of South Florida
Lakeland has received the
2006 Outstanding Staff
Award.
It is the highest honor
accorded to administration
and staff employees. The
annual award recognizes
excellence and a high level
of performance and stan-
dards that support the over-
all values and service stan-
dards of the USF system.
Hurley is coordinator of
academic programs for the
USF Lakeland college of
education. She also serves
as a counselor in the uni-
versity's Counseling Center,
teaches on USF's Lakeland
and Tampa campuses, and
is working on a Ph.D. She
has been with USF
Lakeland for five years.
"It is an honor to receive
this award," says Hurley. "I
was very surprised. I enjoy
helping where I can, but I
did not expect to be reward-
ed for it. That makes it even
more special to receive the
award."
In 2006 she served as
chairman of the safety com-
mittee, where she wrote


www.polk.edu/learn and
following the directions on
the web site.
In person registration for
traditional students begins
July 17:
8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday through
Thursday.
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
Friday.
SIn person registration for
dual enrollment students
begins July 24:
8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday through


USF Lakeland's Emergency
Operations Plan. She also
chaired a search committee
and served on several oth-
ers.
In addition, she became a
trainer for Safe Zone, a pro-
gram that fosters an atmos-
phere of support and cele-
bration of gay, lesbian,
bisexual and transgender
individuals within the USF
community. Active in com-
munity affairs, Hurley
serves on the board of direc-
tors of the Drug Prevention
Resource Center in
Lakeland and belongs to
the Bartow Rotary Club.
"I like serving on com-
mittees," says Hurley. "I
think what I do helps sup-
port our effort to grow and
to build a new campus."
Lorie Miros, special
assistant to the vice presi-
dent, nominated Hurley for
the award.
-"Susan Hurley is a true
professional and a caring
individual," says Alice
Murray, Ed.D., associate
vice president. "She never
hesitates to take on added
responsibilities, willingly
and fully embracing the


Bartow High Students Receive
Career Education Awards

Several students earned Award-winners from
awards at the Career Bartow High School were:
Education Clubs of Florida Brogin Beasley (business
(CECF) state conference communication), Holly
held in Orlando. Culvahouse (human
CECF clubs at high resources), Claude Hancock
schools assist students with (business communication),
job-related experience and and Amanda Martin (cus-
promote in-depth student tomer service).
investigation into high BHS advisor is Mike
wage/high skill careers. Brennan.

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Thursday.
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
Friday.
Fall classes begin Aug. 20.
The traditional term ends
Dec. 7.
For additional registra-
tion information, call 669-
2305, see PCC's web site
(www.polk.edu/learn), or
consult a fall schedule,
which is available at PCC's
Lakeland and Winter Haven
campuses, area libraries,
high schools and chambers
of commerce.


challenge."
The 2006 Outstanding
Staff Awards were present-
ed in a ceremony hosted by
President Judy Genshaft
where 36 USF employees
from the four campuses
were honored. Following the
ceremony, attendees attend-
ed a reception to congratu-
late recipients on their
accomplishments.


Polk Students Win Awards

At State Science Fair


Local students won sever-
al awards at the State
Science and Engineering
Fair in Fort Myers.
Winning students were:
Pranali Dalvi, Bartow
International Baccalaureate,
Lakeland, "Tumeric: A
Natural Antibiotic,"microbi-
ology honorable mention,
teacher: Debbie Kennon.
David Futch, Winter
Haven High, Winter Haven,
"Augmenting Habitat for
Drymarchon Corais, a
Threatened Species, zoology


- recognition award,
teacher: Rhea McKinney.
Lairence Lagera,
Bartow International
Baccalaureate, Lakeland,"
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Public Notices


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
SUSAN CARNLEY,
Plaintiff
vs.
FRANK A. HUTCHINSON,
Defendant.

CASE NO.:
2007CA-1056
SECTION: 07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: FRANK A. HUTCHINSON
Residence & Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
reform deed to transfer the following prop-
erty in POLK County, Florida:
A portion of the South 1/4 of the
Southwest 1/4 of Section 30,
Township 30 South, Township 30
South, Range 27 East, Polk County,
Florida, being a numbered tract in
an unrecorded plat of Lake Wales
Estates and more particularly
described as follows:
Tract 3
Commence at the Northwest corner
of Section 31, Township 30 South,
Range 27 East, Thence North 0
degrees, 00 minutes 57 seconds
West 848.64 feet to the Point of
Beginning; thence North 0 degrees
00 minutes 57 seconds West 165
feet; thence West 300.68 feet to the
point of beginning.
Parcel No.: 303027-000000-044190
has been filed against you in the Circuit
Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court of
the Tenth Judicial Circuit, in and for Polk
County, Florida, and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it, on KELLY B. HARDWICK, III,
Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is
Post Office Box.778, Bartow, FL 33831-
0778, on or before August 15, 2007, and
file the original with the Clerk of this Court,
at the Polk County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida, either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; or a default will be
entered,against you for the relief demand-
ed in the Complaint or Petition.
In accordance with the American with
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, 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 hearing or
voice impaired, (TDD) (863) 534-7777 or
Florida Relay Service 711.
WITNESS my hand and Seal of this Court
on July 5, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 9, 16, 23, 30, 2007-2226

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE
DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RONALD W. ROBINSON
Deceased.
File No.
07CP-1462
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
RONALD W ROBINSON deceased,
whose date of death was March 3, 2007,
and whose Social Security Number is 264-
42-5735, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office Box 9000
CC-4. Bartow FL 33831. The names and
addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice is served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, must file
their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is July 9. 2007.
Personal Representative:
LEO VAN DRIMMELEN
1815 5th Street SE
Winter Haven, FL 33880
863-293-4478
STANLEY WINES BENNETT & HELMS,
P.A.
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 0190721
BY: BARRY W. BENNETT
P.O. Box 860
Winter Haven, FL 33882
Telephone: 863/299-1263
July 9, 16, 2007-2205

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
BETTY L. HARTSOCK,
Deceased.
File No:
07CP-1551
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Testate)
The administration of the estate of
BETTY L. HARTSOCK, deceased, 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. The
estate is testate and the date of the Will
and any Codicils are October 15, 2001.
The names and addresses of the person-
al representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All interested persons on whom a copy
of this notice of administration is served
must object to the validity of the will (or
any codicil), the qualifications of the per-
sonal representative, venue, or jurisdiction
of this Court, by filing a petition or other
pleading requesting relief with this Court,
in accordance with the Florida Probate
Rules, WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE SERVICE OF A


COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
Any person entitled to exempt property
is required to file a petition for determina-
tion of exempt property WITHIN THE
TIME PROVIDED BY LAW OR THE
RIGHT TO EXEMPT PROPERTY IS
DEEMED WAIVED. Any person entitled to
elective share WITHIN THE TIME PRO-
VIDED BY LAW.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent'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 PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE 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, contingent and 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
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is July 9. 2007.
Personal Representative:
SONYA McDOWELL
Post Office Box 624
East Bernard, Texas 77435
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Richard A. Miller, Esquire
Attorney for SONYA MCDOWELL
Florida Bar No: 328911
Miller, Crosby & Miller, P.A.
Post Office Box 8169
Lakeland, Florida 33802
(863) 688-7038
ax: (863) 688-2619
July'9, 16, 2007-2206

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DIANA M. MATYSKIELA A/K/A DIANA
MARIE MATYSKIELA,
Deceased.
FILE NO. 07 CP-1468
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
DIANA M. MATYSKIELA A/K/A DIANA
MARIE MATYSKIELA, deceased, File
Number 07CP-1468, 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 representative and the per-
sonal representatives' attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents 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 PUB-
LICATION 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 DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is July 9, 2007.
Personal Representative
John F. Matyskiela
3942 Country Place
Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Attorney for Personal Representative
Philip O. Allen, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 167375
PETERSON & MYERS, P.A.
Post Office Box 24628
Lakeland, Florida 33802-4628
Telephone: (863) 683-6511
July 9, 16, 2007-2209

IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE 10TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
PARKWAY MORTGAGE COMPANY,
INC., A FLORIDA CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES EISEMAN JR., PATRICIA A.
EISEMAN, AND ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN 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,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2006-C'C-002157
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PATRICIA A. EISEMAN
Whose Last Known Residence was:
652 VILLAGE WAY, WALLA
WALLA, WA 99362, if alive, and if
dead, all claiming interest by, through,
under or against said persons, and all
parties having or claiming to have any
right, title or interest in the property
herein described.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint to Foreclose a Claim
of Lien on the following property in
POLK County, Florida:
LOT(S) 7, BLOCK 857, VIL-
LAGE 8, NEIGHBORHOOD 2,
POINCIANA SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 53, AT PAGE
29-43, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed and commenced in this
Court arid you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any,
to it on HAROLD J. TURK, attor-
ney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 201 Alhambra
Circle, 1 2th Floor, Coral
Gables, Florida 33134 and file
the original with the clerk of the above
styled Court on or before August 8,
2007; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
prayed for in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court at Polk County, Florida on this
27th day of June, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ Barbara A. Plehn
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)


July 9, 16, 2007-2211

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GONZALO CHARLES-COM-
PEAN,
Deceased.
File No.
07CP-0853
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of


GONZALO CHARLES-COMPEAN,
deceased, File Number 07CP-0853, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL 33831-9000.
The names and addresses of the Personal
Representatives and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a copy
of this notice is served within three months
after the date of the first publication of this
notice must file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST 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
persons having claims or demands
-against the decedent's estate must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is: July 9. 2007.
Personal Representatives:
Silvia Charles
1930 Blazer Trail
Lakeland, Florida 33809
HARBSMEIER, DEZAYAS,
HARDEN & DEBARI LLP
Vince E. Turner, Esquire for
Bruno F. Dezayas, Esquire
Post Office Box 6455
Lakeland, Florida 33807-6455
Telephone No.: (863) 619-7330
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No.: 0949681
July 9, 16, 2007-2212


The following vehicle will be sold at
Public Auction at Tony Elrod's Auto
Repair, 5310 Kathleen Rd, Lakeland,
FL 33810 commencing at 9:00 A.M.
on 8/5/07
97 CHEV VIN#
1G1ND52M6VY115999, 92 OLDS
VIN# 1G3HY53L5NH310460
July 9, 2007-2214

POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision
of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
SAM DAVIS,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-3372 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: SAM DAVIS, whose last
known address was 2914
FULLER STREET TUSKAGEE
INSTITUTE AL 36088-2706,
his/her heirs, devisees, assigns, or
successors in interest to the below
described property
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a
parcel described as: LOTS 26 AND
27, BLOCK A, NORTHSIDE
HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 36,
PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. (TAX ID# 34-29-27-
875300-001260)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to
Polk County Ordinance 90-17, the
Director of the Polk County Building
Division has determined that the
structures) referenced above are
dilapidated structures) as defined in
the Ordinance. The structures)
must be demolished and the
debris must be removed to an
authorized landfill or the
structures) must be substan-
tially repaired within thirty
(3.0) days after this notice
has been served. In order to
repair or demolish structures
other than mobile hpmes, you
must first obtain a building or
demolition permit from the
Building Department.
If a building or demolition permit is
required, you are still bound by the thir-
ty (30) day time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is not
extended by the six (6) month period
allowed in the Building Department per-
mits for exercise of said permits. You
must call the Community Development
Specialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or demol-
ished,
If the dilapidated structures) are not
demolished or substantially repaired
as set Forth above within thirty (30)
days, the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or substantial-
ly repair the dilapidated structures) within
the 30 day time period, please be advised
that you may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements from the
subject property. The cost of the demoli-
tion and removal of debris shall be
assessed against the property owners
and imposed as a lien against the real
property. If not satisfied, the lien may
be foreclosed after a period of two
years in the manner provided In
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may be
enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good cause
shown. In order to receive an extension
of time, you must contact the Building
Division Immediately upon receipt of
this Notice. A verbal extension of time
is not sufficient to enlarge the time
period and will not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor under
contract from Polk County, demolishes
above said property, the demolition will
include the removal of all signs of human
habitation. This includes debris, trash
(excluding hazardous materials), tires,
building materials, septic, tanks, all struc-
tures, primary structure, sheds, garages,
doghouses, etc., slabs, footers, driveways
(up to the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property from an
adjoining property). The property will be
brought to a rake-site basis. If there are
any questions as to what the demolition
will include, it is the owners responsibility
to contact the Demolition Department for
clarification.
You may have the right to seek judicial
relief from this action. To do so, the appro-
priate action should be filed with the Clerk


of Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit within
thirty (30) days of the date of this Notice.
Any questions regarding this Notice of
Demolition may be directed to the follow-
ing:
Carla R. Lively, Community
Development Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 6th day of July, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04


Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
July 9, 16, 2007-2216

POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision'
of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
FRANK COBB, BETTY LOU COBB,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-2390 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: FRANK COBB, whose last
known address was POST
OFFICE BOX 314, FROST-
PROOF, FL 33843-0314,
BETTY LUE COBB, whose last
known address was POST
OFFICE BOX 314, FROST-
PROOF, FL 33843-0314,
his/her heirs, devisees, assigns, or
successors in interest to the below
described property
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a
parcel described as: LOT 55,
LAKEVIEW PARK, ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT THERE-
OF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 50, PAGE 41, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA. (TAX ID#
06-32-28-984900-000550)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to
Polk County Ordinance 90-17, the
Director of the Polk County Building
Division has determined that the
structures) referenced above are
dilapidated structures) as defined in
the Ordinance. The structures)
must be demolished and the
debris must be removed to an
authorized landfill or the
structures) must be substan-
tially repaired within thirty
(30) days after this notice
has been served. In order to
repair or demolish structures
other than mobile homes, you
must first obtain a building or
demolition permit from the
Building Department.
If a building or demolition permit is
required, you are still bound by the thir-
ty (30) day time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is not
extended by the six (6) month period
allowed in the Building Department per-
mits for exercise of said permits. You
must call the Community Development
Specialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or demol-
ished,
If the dilapidated structures) are not
demolished or substantially repaired
as set Forth above within thirty (30)
days, the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or substantial-
ly repair the dilapidated structures) within
the 30 day time period, please be advised
that you may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements from the
subject property. The cost of the'demoli-
tion and removal of debris shall be
assessed against the property owners
and imposed as a lien against the real
property. If not satisfied, the lien may
be foreclosed after a period of two
years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may be
enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good cause
shown. In order to receive an extension
of time, you must contact the Building
Division immediately upon receipt of
this Notice. A verbal extension of time
is not sufficient to enlarge the time
period and will not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor under
contract from Polk County, demolishes
above said property, the demolition will
include the removal of all signs of human
habitation. This includes debris, trash
(excluding hazardous materials), tires,
building materials, septic tanks, all struc-
tures, primary structure, sheds, garages,
doghouses, etc., slabs, footers, driveways
(up to the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property from an
adjoining property). The property will be
brought to a rake-site basis. If there are
any questions as to what the demolition
will include, it is the owners responsibility
to contact the Demolition Department for
clarification.
You may have the right to seek judicial
relief from this action. To do so, the appro-
priate action should be filed with the Clerk
of Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit within
thirty (30) days of the date of this Notice.
Any questions regarding this Notice of
Demolition may be directed to the follow-
ing:
Carla R. Lively, Community
Development Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 6th day of July, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
July 9, 16, 2007-2218

POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision
of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
PETE MCKINNEY AND ELIZABETH
MCKINNEY,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-0102 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: PETE MCKINNEY, whose
last known address was 1126
7TH STREET SOUTHWEST,
WINTER HAVEN FL 33880-
3807 ELIZABETH MCKINNEY,
c/o BETTY JEAN WILLIAMS,
whose last known address was
1126 7TH STREET, SOUTH-
WEST WINTER HAVEN, FL
33880-3807, his/her heirs,
devisees, assigns, or successors in
Interest to the below described proper-
ty
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a
parcel described as: BEGIN AT THE
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE S
1/2 OF THE W. 1/2 OF THE E
1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE
NE 1/4 OF SECTION 9, TOWN-
SHIP 29 SOUTH, RANGE 27
EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORI-
DA, AND RUN THENCE NORTH
30 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE
EAST 50 FEET TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING, THENCE NORTH
100 FEET, THENCE EAST 50
FEET, THENCE SOUTH 100
FEET, THENCE WEST 50 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
(TAX ID# 09-29-27-000000-
013120)


TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to
Polk County Ordinance 90-17, the
Director of the Polk County Building
Division has determined that the
structures) referenced above are
dilapidated structures) as defined in
the Ordinance. The structures)
must be demolished and the
debris must be removed to an
authorized landfill or the
structures) must be substan-
tially repaired within thirty
(30) days after this notice
has been served. In order to


repair or demolish structures
other than mobile homes, you
must first obtain a building or
demolition permit from the
Building Department.
If a building or demolition permit is
required, you are still bound by the thir-
ty (30) day time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is not
extended by the six (6) month period
allowed in the Building Department per-
mits for exercise of said permits. You
must call the Community Development
Specialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or demol-
If the dilapidated structures) are not
demolished or substantially repaired
as set Forth above within thirty (30)
days, the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or substantial-
ly repair the dilapidated structures) within
the 30 day time period, please be advised
that you may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements from the
subject property. The cost of the demoli-
tion and removal of debris shall be
assessed against the property owners
and imposed as a lien against the real
property. If not satisfied, the lien may
be foreclosed after a period of two
years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may be
enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good cause
shown. In order to receive an extension
of time, you must contact the Building
Division immediately upon receipt of
this Notice. A verbal extension of time
is not sufficient to enlarge the time
period and will not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor under
contract from Polk County, demolishes
above said property,, the demolition will
include the removal of all signs of human
habitation. This includes debris, trash
(excluding hazardous materials), tires,
building materials, septic tanks, all struc-
tures, primary structure, sheds, garages,
doghouses, etc., slabs, footers, driveways
(up to'the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property from an
adjoining property). The property will be
brought to a rake-site basis. If there are
any questions as to what the demolition
wil include, it is the owners responsibility
to contact the Demolition Department for
clarification.
You may have the right to seek judicial
relief from this action. To do so, the appro-
priate action should be filed with the Clerk
of Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit within
thirty (30) days of the date of this Notice.
Any questions regarding this Notice of
Demolition may be directed to the follow-
ing:
Carla R. Lively, Community
Development Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhqod
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 6th day of July, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
July 9, 16, 2007-2220

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK'COUNTY, FLORIDA
THE RE: THE MATTER OF:
CARLA MARIA REYES,

CASE NUMBER:
2007DR-5953
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JOSE REYES
RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Petition for Name Change has been filed
requesting the name change of the above
listed minor child and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Petitioner's attorney, BRUNO
F. DeZAYAS, ESQUIRE, 5116 South
Lakeland, Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33813,
or Post Office Box 6455, Lakeland, Florida
33807, on or before August 3, 2007, and
file the original with the Clerk of this Court,
either before service on Wife's attorney or
immediately thereafter. Otherwise, a
default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Petition.
DATED June 28, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Said Court
By /s/ Gwendolyn Barnett
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2007-2140


Simply Storage, Inc.
800 W. Main Street
Bartow, Florida 33830
863/533-1337
Notice of Sale
June 29, 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 house-
hold items, clothing, closed cartons,
,etc. The sell will take place at Simply
Storage, Inc., 800 W. Main Street,,
Bartow, Florida on:
July 12, 2007 at 10:00 A.M.
Unit 84- Sherry McElfresh
July 23, 2007 at 10:00 A.M.
Unit 96- Felicia Williams
July 5, 9, 2007-2179FR

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:
MADYSON CLAIRE MICHALAK,
Minor Child.

CASE NO.
53-2007DR-005978-0000-00
Sec 01
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: WALTER MICHALAK, JR.,
believed to be residing in Dover, PA
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition for
to Terminate Parental Rights Pending
Stepparent Adoption has been filed
against you.
You are required to serve a copy of
your written 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 August 3 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 28, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Court
By /s/ Gwendolyn Barnett
As Deputy Clerk


P.O. Box 9000
Bartow, FL 33831-9000
(Court Seal)
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2007-2148


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
DETUSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE
POOLING AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT RELATING TO IMPAC SECURED
ASSETS CORP., MORTGAGE PASS-


THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2006-3,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ALKESH CHANDUBHAI PATEL;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALKESH
CHANDUBHAI PATEL; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; CALABAY
PARC HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC., 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-825-WH-07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
ALKESH CHANDUBHAI PATEL
1507 S HIAWASSEE ROAD, SUITE
207
ORLANDO, FL 32835
OR
323 PLUMOSA LOOP
DAVENPORT, FL 33897
OR
8100 POINCIANA BLVD APT 2202
ORLANDO, FL 32821
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ALKESH
CHANDUBHAI PATEL
1507 S HIAWASSEE ROAD, SUITE
207
ORLANDO, FL 32835
OR
323 PLUMOSA LOOP
DAVENPORT, FL 33897
OR
8100 POINCIANA BLVD APT 2202
ORLANDO, FL 32821
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED,
CURRENT 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 196, CALABAY PARC-Unit Two,.
according to the plat recorded in
Plat Book 121, Pages 46 through 47,
of the Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
has been filed against you, and that you
are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Anthony
Edward Lipinski, Butler & Hosch, P.A.,
3185 South Conway Road, Suite E,
Orlando, Florida 32812 and file the orig-
inal with the Clerk of the above-styled
Court oh 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 28th day of June. 2007
If you are a person with a disability who
need any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 800-
955-8770.
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Lina Aguilar
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 2, 9, 2007-2146


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF
OF GSAA HOME EQUITY TRUST 2006-
16,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARGARET L. TAYLOR A/K/AARGARET
L. TAYLOR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
MARGARET L. TAYLOR A/K/AARGARET
L. TAYLOR; UNKNOWN TENANT I;
UNKNOWN TENANT II; MORTGAGE.
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR COUN-
TRYWIDE HOME-LOANS, INC.; CARIL-
LON LAKES PHASE 2 HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC., 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-2864-WH-11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
CARILLON LAKES PHASE 2 HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED,
CURRENT 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 237, CARILLON LAKES, Phase
2, according to the Plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 116, Pages 4,
5, 6 and 7, Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
has been filed against you, and that you
are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten 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 orig-
inal 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 28th day of June 2007
If you are a person with a disability who
need any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 800-
955-8770. "
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT


BY: /s/ Mary Murphy
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 2, 9, 2007-2141






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By BETTY DEBNAM

Hey, Kids! These Parks Are Your Parks!


National Parks Aplenty


Is your family planning to go to a/
national park this summer? With a
total of 391 national parks, there is
probably one near you.
These parks are run by the
National Park Service.
Congress passed a bill setting up
the Park Service in 1916.
The Park Service's job is to "conserve
(our country's) scenery and natural
and historic objects and wildlife" for
visitors to enjoy.
In just nine years, it will celebrate
its 100th birthday.
The Park Service is getting ready
for the celebration by making our


rWE OFTEN THINK
OF OUR NATIONAL
PARKS AS BIG
NATURAL AREAS,
BUT THERE ARE
MANY OTHER
TYPES OF NATION-
AL PARKS, TOO.


NATIONAL PARKS, such as the Grand Canyon, offer
many activities, sights and even places to stay or camp.


parks even more fun and
educational for kids.

MONUMENTS help us
remember a main point of
historical interest. The
Statue of Liberty is in New
York Harbor.


> Types of nati
MEMORIALS
honor people
and events. This
is Abraham
Lincoln's boy-
hood home in
Indiana.
SEASHORES AND LAKESHORES
offer scenic places for water
sports. This is Assateague Island
in Maryland.


onal parklands
NATIONAL HISTORIC SITES AND
PARKS remind us
of our history. This
is Golden Spike
Historic Site in 5 ?
Utah.

TRAIL SYSTEMS give us long foot-
paths to hike I
on. This is
the
Appalachian
Trail, which
runs from
Maine to
Georgia.


WILD AND SCENIC RIVERS
give us scenic places to boat
on and to walk the banks.
This is the Delaware River in
Pennsylvania.

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* MILITARY BATTLEFIELDS and parks.
* RECREATION AREAS, usually for water sports.
* PRESERVES, where limited hunting and fishing are allowed.
* PARKWAYS, to drive on and enjoy nature along the way.





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How National Parks Work


Service's purpose
The National Park Service's job is
to keep our parks in such good shape
that visitors will enjoy them in the
future.
Kids are important to our national
parks. If you start visiting while you
are young and become interested in
the many things to see and do, some-
day you will bring your children, and
they in turn might bring theirs.
The history


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Each park has a
superintendent who is
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SLParks also have
maintenance workers who keep
the park clean and in good shape.


A park ranger works with a group of
park visitors on a Junior Ranger project.


Look at this 1878 photo of the soldiers
stationed in our first national park,
Yellowstone. You can see where the idea
for the ranger uniforms came from.
Before the Park Service was set
up, there were already a few nation-
al parks. They were managed by the
U.S. Army.
In the late 1800s, the Army hired
some mountain people who knew the
Yellowstone area to help out.
Harry Yount is
Thought to be the
first ranger. He
was the park's
gamekeeper.


Herma Albertson
was one of the first
female rangers. This
photo was taken in
1923.


When you visit a park, you can usually
tell who the rangers are by their uni-
forms and gold badges. Sometimes they
wear a cap.
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interpretive rangers
who help visitors discov-
er the parks by telling
and showing them about it.
Law enforcement rangers pro-
tect the park and visitors.
Park scientists and historians
study the parks and find out the
best ways to protect their animals,
plants and buildings.
The country is divided into seven
regions. Each region has a regional
director who helps the superin-
tendents in their area.
The director of the National
Park Service has offices in
Washington, D.C. She has a big staff
to help her do her job.


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been director of the
National Park Service
since 2006.
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activities to complete
and share with a
park ranger. Then
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Junior Ranger patch
or badge and a cer-
tificate.
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take them to some of the parks. Kids who
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even more on the Web.
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complete it, and mail it to the park. Then
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and a certificate.
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July 9, 2007 The Polk County Democrat


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVI-
SION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARSHA P. MERRITT,
I)ccensed.
FILE NO.
07CP-1547
N!QTI EI CREDiQRBS
The administration of the estate of
MARSHA P. MERRITT, deceased,
File No. 07CP-1547, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Piobate Division, the address of which is
Post Office Box 9000, Bartow, Florida
33831. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below. 1
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured. contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is July 9. 2007.
Personal Representative:
ABEL A. PUTNAM
500 South Florida Avenue,
Suite 300
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Attorney for Personal Representative:
ROBERTA J. CREIGHTON, ATTORNEY
Florida Bar No. 930474
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON, P.A.
Post Office Box 3545
Lakeland. Florida 33802
Telephone: 863/682-1178
July 9. 16. 2007-2208

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
AMANDA DANIELLE HERNDON,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
07CP-1 482
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
AMANDA DANIELLE HERNDON,
deceased, whose date of death was
May 30, 2007, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is P. O.
Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
Florida 33831-9000. The names and
addresses of the Personal representa-
tive and the Personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims- or
demands against decedent's estate on
whom a copy of this notice has been
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS
AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other 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 PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702,
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE, 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 July 9. 2007.
Personal Representative:
MICHAEL ALLEN HERNDON
409 Starr Ridge Drive
Lake Wales, FL, 33898
Attorney for Personal Representative:
STRAUGHN, TURNER & SMITH, P.A.
VICTOR R. SMITH, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 0165761
Post Office Box 2295
Winter Haven, Florida 33883-2295
Telephone: (863) 293-1184
Fax: (863) 293-3051
July 9, 16, 2007-2204


IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
Ken May,
Plaintiff,
VS
Sonia Gonzalez
Javier Bocanegra
Polk County Florida
Division of Public Safety
Ford Motor Credit Company
Defendant.
CASE NO:
53-2007CC-0214-0000-00
SECTION: 04
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pur-
suant to a Summary Final Judgment
entered in the above entitled cause of
action in the County Court of Polk County,
Florida, I will sell the property situated in
Polk County, Florida described as:
Lot 10, in Block C of IDLEWOOD,
according to the plat recorded in Plat
Book 7, Page 44, of the Public
Records of Polk County, Florida
together with a 1985 manufactured
home described as Suns ID# SSM-
FLAC61700.
a/k/a 1814 Oakhill Street, Lakeland,
Florida
at a public sale, to the highest and best
bidder for cash, in the Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broadway, Bartow,
Florida 33830 9:00 a.m. on the 1st day of
Aust2 0_0_7_.
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 pos-
sible trom 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 a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2) working days of
yor receipl nf this notice; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777. or Florida Relay Service 711.
RICHARD WEISS
As Clerk of the Circuit Court


BY: /s/ Vanessa Marshall
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 9, 16007-2221

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION AS TRUSTEE FOR ACE SECURI-
TIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN
TRUST, SERIES 2006-NC2,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
KINA MEONE, ETAL,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
2007CA-001563
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: KINA MEONE AND UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF KINA MEONE
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, creditors,
trustees, and all parties claiming an inter-
est by, through, under or against the
Defendants, who are not known to be
dead or alive, and all parties having or
claimant to have any right, title or interest
in the property described in the mortgage
being foreclosed herein.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing property:
THE WEST 35 FEET OF LOT 938
AND THE EAST 30 FEET OF LOT
939, OF INWOOD UNIT NO. 4,
ACCORDING TO MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 9, PAGES 35A AND 35B, 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 attor-
ney, whose address is 801 S University
Drive, #500, Plantation; FL 33324 on or
before August 9. 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 immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demand-
ed in the complaint or petition filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at POLK County, Florida, this 5th
day of J__uy, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Lina Aguilar
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
July 9, 16, 2007-2222


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORI-
DA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY'
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR FFMLT
TRUST 2005-FF11, MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2005-FF1l,
Plaintiff,
vs.
VICKI COHEN TRUSTEE FOR THE PRI-
ETO FAMILY TRUST, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
2006-CA-5008 Div 08
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: VICKI COHEN TRUSTEE FOR THE
PRIETO FAMILY TRUST
13428 Texas Woods Circle, Orlando, FL
32824
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
described property:
LOT 203, REGAL PALMS AT HIGH-
LANDS RESERVE, PHASE 2,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
125, PAGES 1 AND 2, AS RECORD-
ED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA; SAID
LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING
IN POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 448 Miramar Avenue,
Davenport, FL 33897.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it, on Anne M. Cruz-
Alvarez, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 9830 S.W. 77th Avenue,
Second Floor, Miami, Florida 33156, on or
before August 10 2007. a date which is
within thirty (30) days after the first publi-
cation 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 immediately there-
after; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 5th day of July, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Mary Ann Ray
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 9, 16, 2007-2223

NOTICE OF PROPOSED
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
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR PUBLICA-
ILON
To: CHARLIE NEARLY
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Dissolution of Marriage, including claims
for dissolution of marriage, payment of
debts, division of real and personal prop-
erty, and for payments of support, has
been filed against you. You are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses 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,
including dismissal or striking of plead-
ings.
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

AGENCY
ACTION BY THE
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice is given that'the District's Final
Agency Action is approval of the Water
Use Permit on 1691 acres to serve sodirri-
gation known as Clear Springs Sod.
The project is located in Polk County,
Sections) 25.30.36, Township 29 South,
Range 25.26 East. The permit applicant is
ClearSprings Land Co. whose address is
690 E. Davidson, Bartow, FL 33830.


The permit number is 20001693.005.
The file(s) pertaining to the project
referred to above is available for inspec-
tion Monday through Friday except for
legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at
the Southwest Florida Water Management
District (District) Bartow.
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial interests
are affected by the District's agency action
may petition for an administrative hearing
in accordance with Sections 120.569 and
120.57, Florida Statues (F.S.), and
Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative
Code, (F.A.C.), of the Uniform Rules of
Procedure. A request for hearing must
(1) explain how the substantial inter-
ests of each person requesting the
hearing will be affected by the District's
action, or final action; (2) state all mate-
rial facts disputed by each person
requesting the hearing or state that
there are no disputed facts; and (3) oth-

erwise comply with Chapter 28-106,
F.A.C. A request for hearing must be filed
with and received by the Agency Clerk of
the District's Brooksville address, 2379
Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34609-6899.
within 21 days of publication of this notice
(or within 14 days for an Environmental
Resource Permit with Proprietary.
Authorization for the use of Sovereign
Submerged Lands). Failure to file a
request for hearing within this time period
shall constitute a waiver of any right such
person may have to request a hearing
under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S.
Because the administrative hearing
process is designed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of a petition
means that the District's final action may
be different from the position taken by it in
this notice of agency action. Persons
whose substantial interests will be affect-
ed by any such final decision of the District
on the application have the right to petition
to become a party to the proceeding, in
accordance with the requirements set
forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573,
F.S. to settle an administrative dispute
regarding the District's action in this matter
is not available prior to the'filling of a
request for hearing.
July 9, 2007-2224
POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision
of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
BURNELL 0. STUTESMAN AND MAR-
GARET M. STUTESMAN,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-1360 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: BURNELL O. STUTESMAN, whose
last known address was 3447 COUNTY
ROAD 547 NORTH, DAVENPORT, FL
33837, MARGARET M. STUTESMAN,
whose last known address was 3447
COUNTY ROAD 547 NORTH, DAVEN-
PORT, FL 33837, NCNB NATIONAL
BANK OF FLORIDA, MORTGAGE, cdo
JAMES R. SMITH, REGISTERED
AGENT, whose last known address was
600 NORTH FLORIDA AVENUE, TAMPA,
FL 33602, his/her heirs, devisees,
assigns, or successors in interest to
the below described property
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a
parcel described as: STARTING AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SW 1/4
OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 22, TOWN-
SHIP 26 SOUTH, RANGE 27 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, RUN
THENCE SOUTH 00'35'53" EAST
ALONG THE WEST BOUNDARY OF
SAID SW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 A DIS-
TANCE OF 273.44 FEET FOR THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CON-
TINUE SOUTH 00'35'53" EASTALONG
SAID WEST BOUNDARY A DISTANCE
OF 152.95 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH
9000'00" EAST DISTANCE OF285.85
FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 00 35'53"
WEST A DISTANCE OF 152.95 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 89'59'47" WEST A
DISTANCE OF 285.85 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING. (TAX ID# 25-26-
27-000000-014110)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Polk
County Ordinance 90-17, the Director of
the Polk County Building Division has
determined that the structures) refer-
enced above are dilapidated structures)
as defined in the Ordinance. The struc-
ture(s) must be demolished and the
debris must be removed to an autho-
rized landfill or the structures) must be
substantially repaired within thirty (30)
days after this notice has been served.
In order to repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile homes, you
must first obtain a building or demoli-
tion permit from the Building
Department.
If a building or demolition permit is
required, you are still bound by the thir-
ty (30) day time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is not
extended by the six (6) month period
allowed in the Building Department per-
mits for exercise of said permits. You
must call the Community Development
Specialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or demol-
ished.
If the dilapidated structures) are not
demolished or substantially repaired
as set Forth above within thirty (30)
days, the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or substantial-
ly repair the dilapidated structures) within
the 30 day time period, please be advised
that you may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements from the
subject property. The cost of the demoli-
tion and removal of debris shall be
assessed against the property owners
and Imposed as a.lien against the real
property. If not satisfied, the lien may
be foreclosed after a period of two
years In the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may be
enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good cause
shown. In order to receive an extension
of time, you must contact the Building
Division Immediately upon receipt of
this Notice. A verbal extension of time
Is not sufficient touenlarge the time
period and will not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor under
contract from Polk County, demolishes
above said property, the demolition will
include the removal of all signs of human
habitation. This includes debris, trash
(excluding hazardous materials), tires,
building materials, septic tanks, all struc-
tures, primary structure, sheds, garages,
doghouses, etc., slabs, footers, driveways
(up to the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property from an
adjoining property). The property will be
brought to a rake-site basis. If there are
any questions as to what the demolition
willinclude, it is the owners responsibility
to contact the Demolition Department for
clarification.
You may have the right to seek judicial
relief from this action.To do so, the appro-
priate action should be filed with the Clerk
of Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit within
thirty (30) days of the date of this Notice.
Any questions regarding this Notice of
Demolition may be directed to the follow-


ing:
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 6th day of July, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Coriiiniiity
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawui HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
July 9, 16, 2007-2219


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision
of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
RUBIN MORRIS,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-3027 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: RUBIN MORRIS, whose last known
address was 2312 MAMMOTH GROVE
ROAD, LAKE WALES, FL 33898-8583,
his/her heirs, devisees, assigns, or
successors in interest to the below
described property
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a
parcel described as: THE EAST 57 FEET
OF THE WEST 533 FEET OF THE
SOUTH 133 FEET OF THE NORTH
148.25 FEET OF LOT 7, MAMMOTH
GROVE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING
TOT HE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES
78 AND 79, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING IN
THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 31, TOWN-
SHIP 29 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST (TAX
ID# 31-29-28-937680-010702)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Polk
County Ordinance 90-17, the Director of
the Polk County Building Division has
determined that the structures) refer-
enced above are dilapidated structures)
as defined in the Ordinance. The struc-
ture(s) must be demolished and the
debris must be removed to an autho-
rized landfill or the structures) must be
substantially repaired within thirty (30)
days after this notice has been served.
In order to repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile homes, you
must first obtain a building or demoli-
tion permit from the Building
Department.
If a building or demolition permit Is
required, you are still bound by the thir-
ty (30) day time period required hereerin.
Your time to demolish or repair is not
extended by the six (6) month period
allowed in the Building Department per-
mits for exercise of said permits. You
must call the Community Development
Specialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or demol-
ished.
If the dilapidated structures) are not
demolished or substantially repaired
as set Forth above within thirty (39)
days, the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or substantial-
ly repair the dilapidated structures) within
the 30 day time period, please be advised
that you may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements from the
subject property. The cost of the demoli-
tion and removal of debris shall be
assessed against the property owners
and imposed as a lien against the real
property. If not satisfied, the lien may
be foreclosed after a period of two
years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may be
enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good cause
shown. In order to receive an extension
of time, you must contact the Building
Division immediately upon receipt of
this Notice. A verbal extension of time
is not sufficient to enlarge the time
period and will not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor under
contract from Polk County, demolishes'
above said property, the demolition will
include the removal of all signs of human
habitation. This includes debris, trash
(excluding hazardous materials), tires,
building materials, septic tanks, all struc-
tures, primary structure, sheds, garages,
doghouses, etc., slabs, footers, driveways
(up to the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property from an
adjoining. property). The property will be
brought to a rake-site basis. If there are
any questions as to what the demolition
will include, it is the owners responsibility
to contact the Demolition Department for
clarification.
You may have the right to seek judicial
relief from this action. To do so, the appro-
priate action should be filed with the Clerk
of Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit within
thirty (30) days of the date of this Notice.
Any questions regarding this Notice of
Demolition may be directed to the follow-
ing:
Carla R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 6th day of July, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
July 9, 16. 2007-2217

POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision
of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
TERRY A. KEEN AND MELISSA R.
KEEN,
Respondentss)/
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-2502 NT DM
NQTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: TERRY A. KEEN, whose last known
address was 2015 BEL OMBRE CIR-
CLE, LAKE WALES, FL 33898, MELIS-
SA R. KEEN, whose last known
address was POST OFFICE BOX 1444,
MAYO, FL 32066, his/her heirs,
devisees, assigns, or successors in
interest to the below described proper-
ty
RE: Slructure(s) being situated on a
parcel described as: A PORTION OF THE
N 3/4 OF THE W 1/2 OF SECTION 31,
TOWNSHIP 30 SOUTH, RANGE 27
EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
BEING A NUMBERED TRACT IN AN
UNRECORDED PLAT OF LAKE WALES
ESTATES AND MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
TRACT 55: COMMENCE AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION
31, TOWNSHIP 30 SOUTH, RANGE 27
EAST; THENCE SOUTH 00'03'48"
WEST 26.26 FEET; THENCE EAST
1947.47 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 310.00
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE SOUTH 310.00 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE WEST
140.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 310.00
FEET: THENCE EAST 140.00 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING. (TAX ID#
31-30-27-000000-031130)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Polk
County Ordinance 90-17, the Director of
the Polk County Building Division has
determined that the structures) refer-
enced above are dilapidated structures)
as defined in the Ordinance. The struc-
ture(s) must be demolished and the
debris must be removed to an autho-
rized landfill or the structures) must be


substantially repaired within thirty (30)
days after this notice has been served.
In order to repair or demolish struc-
tures other than mobile homes, you
must first obtain a building or demoli-
tion permit from the Building
Department.
If a building or demolition permit Is
required, you are still bound by the thir-
ty (30) day time period required herein.
Your time to demolish or repair is not


extended by the six (6) month period
allowed In the Building Department per-
mits for exercise of said permits. You
must call the Community Development
Specialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or demol-
ished,
If the dilapidated structures) are not
demolished or substantially repaired
as set Forth above within thirty (30)
days, the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or substantial-
ly repair the dilapidated structures) within
the 30 day time period, please be advised
that you may wish to remove all personal
property and site improvements from the
subject property. The cost of the demoli-
tion and removal of debris shall be
assessed against the property owners
and imposed as a lien against the real
property. If not satisfied, the lien may
be foreclosed after a period of two
years in the manner provided In
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period maybe
enlarged by the Demolition
Coordinator in writing for good cause
shown. In order to receive an extension
of time, you must contact the Building
Division immediately upon receipt of
this Notice. A verbal extension of time
is not sufficient to enlarge the time
period and will not protect your rights.
Note: If Polk County, or a vendor under
contract from Polk County, demolishes
above said property, the demolition will
include the removal of all signs of human
habitation. This includes debris, trash
(excluding hazardous materials), tires,
building materials, septic tanks, all struc-
tures, primary structure, sheds, garages,
doghouses, etc., slabs, footers, driveways
(up to the road), and all fences (except
those which divide the property from an
adjoining property). The property will be
brought to a rake-site basis. If there are
any questions as to what the demolition
will include, it is the owners responsibility
to contact the Demolition Department for
clarification.
You may have the right to seek judicial
relief from this action. To do so, the appro-
priate action should be filed with the Clerk
of Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit within
thirty (30) days of the date of this Notice.
Any questions regarding this Notice of
Demolition may be directed to the follow-
ing:
Cara R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 6th day of July, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
July 9, 16, 2007-2215


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that THE
SCHOOL BOARD OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, announces a public hearing to
which all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME:
Tuesday, August 14, 2007, to begin
no earlier than 2:00 p.m. during the
regularly scheduled meeting of The
School Board of Polk County,
Florida.
PLACE:
School Board Auditorium at The
School Board of Polk County,
Florida, at 1915 Floral Avenue,
Bartow, Florida 33830
PURPOSE:
To consider changes to the Policy
Committee's recommended
changes to the following policies:
Proposed Policy Changes:
6Gx53-3.001/Employment
Procedures-Background Screening
Volunteers
6Gx53-3.003/Distrlct Rules
6Gx53-4.020/Charter Schools
6Gx53-5.011/Travel Expense &
Volunteer Form
6Gx53-5.018/New Whistle-Blower
6Gx53-6.003/Construction Projects
6Gx53-6.005/Naming School
Buildings
6Gx53-6.016/New School
Concurrency
6Gx53-7.007/New Cell Phone Use
6Gx53-7.008/New Fuel
Conversation
Purpose and Effect: The proposed
revisions would amend said policies to
take effect upon adoption in the areas
of: Human Resources, Instructional
Services, Business Operations,
School Facilities & Operations and
Transportation.
Authority and Laws Implemented:
The specific statutory is derived from
and the laws implemented are
Sections 1001.32, 1001.41, 1001.42,
and 1001.43, Florida Statutes.
Economic Impact: Undetermined.
Copy of Rule: Copies of the proposed
rules may be obtained by writing to:
Office of the Superintendent of
Schools
Polk County Public Schools
1915 South Floral Avenue
PO Box 391
Bartow, FL 33831-0391
To All Concerned Parties: If a party
decides to appeal any decision made at
this hearing, it will be necessary for that
party to have a record of the proceeding
and for such purposes shall need to insure
that a verbatim record of the proceeding
be made which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based. The costs of such
record shall be borne by the party desiring
the appeal..
A copy of the agenda may be obtained
by writing to Joanne Clanton in the
Superintendent's Office at The School
Board of Polk County, P.O. Box 391,
Bartow, FL 33831 or by calling 863-534-
0521.
Pursuant to the provisions of the
Americans with Disabilities Act, any per-
son requiring special accommodations to
participate In this meeting is asked to
advise the agency at least 48 hours before
the meeting by contacting Patricia Hunter
at 863-534-0513. If you are hearing or
speech Impaired, please contact the
agency by calling Florida Relay Service at
1-800-955-8771.
Dated: July 3, 2007.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
By Margaret A. Lofton, Chairman
Attest Gail F. McKlnzle, Secretary
(Seal)
July 9, 2007-2207

IN THE 'CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN THE MATTER OF:
JOSEPH DANIEL STILES,
Minor Children.


CASE NO.:
53-2007DR-5961-LK
DIVISION: 02
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
RONALD PAUL TIPLEY
Last Known Address:
2004 Palmetto Palm Drive
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Physical Description: Age- Unknown,
race- Caucasian, hair-unknown, eye
color- unknown, height, unknown,
weight-unknown


YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Petition for
Adoption of Joseph Daniel Stiles, born
March 17, 2004, and place of birth being
Winter Haven, Florida, has been filed
against you and you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if any, to
it on THOMAS J. CHAWK, ESQUIRE,
Post Office Box 8209, Lakeland, Florida
33802-8209, on or before August 2. 2007,
and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court, Post Office Box 9000/Drawer CC-2,
Bartow, Florida 33831 either before ser-
vice on the Petitioner's attorney or imme-
diately thereafter; otherwise, a default will
be entered against' you for the relief
demanded in the Petition.
UNDER SECTION 63.089, FLORIDA
STATUTES, FAILURE TO FILE A WRIT-
TEN RESPONSE TO THIS NOTICE
WITH THE COURT CONSTITUTES
GROUNDS UPON WHICH THE COURT
SHALL GRANT THE PETITION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE.
Dated this 28th day of June. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Courts
BY: /s/ Stephanie Wilson
Deputy Clerk
July 9, 16, 23, 30, 2007-2210
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
V&V CORPORATE INVESTMENTS, INC.,
A Florida Corporation,
Plaintiff
vs.
FAITH BASE INVESTMENT GROUP,
INC., A Florida Corporation, RONALD E.
RICHARDSON, a married man, CITY OF
LAKELAND, CODE ENFORCEMENT
DIVISION, AND KNOWN AND
UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2007-CA-1327-0000-WH
SECTION 11
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to
Final Judgment dated this 14th day of
June, 2007, in Case No. 53-2007-CA-
1327-0000-WH, of the Circuit Court of
Polk County, Florida, in which FAITH
BASE INVESTMENT GROUP, INC., A
Florida Corporation, RONALD E.
RICHARDSON, a married man, CITY OF
LAKELAND, CODE ENFORCEMENT
DIVISION, AND KNOWN AND
UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, are the
Defendants, I will sell the highest and best
bidder for cash in the Polk County
Courthouse, 255 N. Broadway Avenue,
Bartow, Florida 33830, 2nd Floor, Jury
Lounge, in Polk County, Florida at 9:00
a.m. (time) on July 26, 2007, the following
described property set forth in the Order of
Final Judgment:
LOT 101, SUNRISE PARK, AS PER
PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 11, PAGE 48, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUN-
TY, 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 with-
in 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 pos-
sible 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 a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED this 25th day of June. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of theCircuit Court
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 9, 16, 2007-2201


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC..
Plaintiff,
vs.
ERICA D. CHANEY A/K/A ERICA D.
SANKEY-WALKER, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2007CA-001402-0000-WH
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 21st day of June 2007, and entered in
Case No. 2007CA-001402-0000-WH, of
the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial
Circuit in and for Polk County, Florida,
wherein HSBC MORTGAGE SERVICES,
INC. is the Plaintiff and ERICA D.
CHANEY A/K/A ERICA D. SANKEY-
WALKER; ROBBIE RAY WALKER A/K/A
ROBERT R. WALKER; 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 BAR-
TOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 26th day
of .July.200Z, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 2, BLOCK N, RICHLAND
MANOR, AS PER PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 42,
PAGE 47, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST 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 pos-
sible 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 par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the Office


of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-
4690, within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 25f day of J.une,_207.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of The Circuit Court
By l IMalrlbntas
Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
July 9, 16, 2007-2202


Flcatic Notle














10 The Polk County Democrat July 9, 2007






Public Notices


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
R-G CROWN BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CLIFFORD WAYNE; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CLIFFORD WAYNE;
WAYNE SHAW; THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF WAYNE SHAW; IF LIVING,
INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SAID DEFENDANTS, IF REMAR-
RIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE
RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS. LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTSS; BAHAMA BAY CONDO-
MINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.;
WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENT-
LY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS,
LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS; UNKNOWN
TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.,
07-CA-1757-SEC 4
NOTICE OSA1LE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-styled
cause, in the Circuit Court of Polk County,
Florida, I will sell to the property situate in
Polk County, Florida, described as:
CONDOMINIUM UNIT NO. 27203,
BAHAMA BAY PHASE 27, A CONDO-
MINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE DECLA-
RATION THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 5169,
PAGE 1306 AND AS RECORDED IN
CONDOMINIUM PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE
24, BOTH OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 907 Gran Bahama Blvd#
27203, Davenport, Florida 33897
at public sale, to the highest and best
bidder, for cash, at the Jury Lounge,
Second Floor, Polk County
Courthouse. 255 North Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Florida at 9_0LQ
o'clock A.M., the 25th day of J.ily,
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 with-
in 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 pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change of location is nec-
essary, the Clerk shall post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location directing the
bidders to the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodationin order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the Office
of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-
4690, within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this court
on the 25th day of June, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT,
By;/s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
S (Seal)
July 9, 16, 2007-2203

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS
CWALT, INC. ALTERNATIVE LOAN
TRUST 2006-OC8, MORTGAGE PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES
2006-OC8,
Plaintiff,
vs.
HUGH SKIVINGTON; CAROL ANN SKIV-
INGTON; UNKNOWN TENANT I;
UNKNOWN TENANT II; REGAL PALMS
OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC., and any
unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, credi-
tors, and other unknown persons or
unknown spouses claiming by, through
and under any of the above-named
Defendants,
Defendants.

CASE NO.:
53-2007-CA-955-WH-04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
HUGH SKIVINGTON
10 ROBERT WESTALL WAY
DAVENPORT, FL 33897
OR
2510 CALABRIA AVENUE
DAVENPORT, FL 33897
CAROL ANN SKIVINGTON
10 ROBERT WESTALL WAY
DAVENPORT, FL 33897
OR
2510 CALABRIAAVENUE
DAVENPORT, FL 33897
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED,
CURRENT 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 409, REGAL PALMS AT HIGH-
LAND PRESERVE, Phase 5, accord-
ing to the plat thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 132, Pages 34 through
37, of the Public Records of Polk
County, Florida.
has been filed against you, and that you
are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Charlotte
Combs Stone, Butler & Hosch, PA.,
3185 South Conway Road, Suite E,
Orlando, Florida 32812 and file the orig-
inal 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 28th day of June, 2007.
If you are a person with a disability who
need any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 800-
955-8770.


Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Mary Murphy
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 2, 9, 2007-2144


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICt"" CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: THE INTEREST OF:
TREYVON JEFFERSON MIELKE


DOB: September 1, 2003
A Minor Child.

CASE NO.:
53-2007DR-3048
Section number: 02
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
TO: MICHAEL DOUGLAS FULGHAM
OR ANY UNKNOWN FATHERS I/k/a
MIAMI, FLORIDA
UNKNOWN ADDRESS
Description of child: 40 inches tall, 38
Ibs, black hair, brown eyes, raised
scar on top of left foot
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on WILSON FERRIE,
P.A., 4412 Old Road 37 Lakeland, Florida
33813, on or before August 3, 2007, and
file the original with the Clerk of this Court
at 255 N. Broadway, Bartow, FL 33831
before service on Petitioner or immediate-
ly thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default
may be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Petition.
Copies of all court, documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.
You may review these documents upon
requests.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of
Current Address, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers In this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on record
at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of.Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to com-
ply can result in sanctions, including
dismissal or striking of pleadings.
DATED June 27, 2007.
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Gwendolyn Barnett
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 2, 9, 16, 25, 2007-2139


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
STEVE BURNETT,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CECIL JONES,
Defendant.
/
Case No:
53-2007-CA-2888
Section 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
To: CECIL JONES
P.O. Box 1616
Leesburg, FL 32748
YOU, CECIL JONES, and spouse if
any, and all unknown parties claiming
interests by, through or against you, and
all unknown parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or interest in the prop-
erty hereinafter described, are hereby
notified that a Complaint to foreclose a
certain tract of land on the following
described property, to-wit:
Commence at a point 2640.0 feet
South of the Northwest corner of
Section 36, Township 26 South,
Range L4.East, Polk County, Florida,
run East 741.13 feet to the East right-
of-way of Fox Central, also being the
Point of Beginning; thence run North
01 degrees 02' East along said right-
of-way a distance of 259.28 feet,
thence run East 336.00 feet, thence
run South 01 degrees 02' West a dis-
tance of 9.28 feet, thence run West
336.0 feet to the Point of Beginning.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your Answer or
pleading to the Complaint of Plaintiffs'
attorney, JAMES P. HAHN, ESQUIRE,
Hahn, McClurg, Hahn McClurg, P.A., Post
Office Box 38, Lakeland, Florida, 33802-
0038, and file the original Answer or
pleading in the office of the Clerk of the
Court on or before the 8th day of August,
2007. If you fail t do so, a Default will be
taken against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint.
This Notice shall be published once
each week for two consecutive weeks in
the Polk County Democrat newspaper.
DONE AND ORDERED at Bartow, Polk
County, Florida, this 27th day of June,
2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Polk County Circuit Court
By: /s/ Amber Loomis
as Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2007-2138


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THi 10TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCI-
ATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BRENDA E. MAYNARD, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2007-CA-1492
NOTICE OF ACTION
To the following Defendant(s):
BRENDA E. MAYNARD
514 HULL STREET
LAKELAND, FLORIDA 33805
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRENDA E.
MAYNARD, IF ANY
4812 RUSTIC COURT
LAKELAND, FLORIDA 33810
RONALD J. MAYNARD
4812 RUSTIC COURT
L'AKELAND, FLORIDA 33810
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RONALD J.
MAYNARD
4812 RUSTIC COURT
LAKELAND, FLORIDA 33810
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
described property:
LOT 42, LEISURE ESTATES,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 76, PAGE(S) 17, PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
Street Address: 4812 RUSTIC
COURT WEST, LAKELAND, FLORI-
DA 33810
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, ,if any, to it on Moskowitz,
Mandell, Salim & Simowitz, P.A.,
Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is
800 Corporate Drive, Suite 500, Fort


Lauderdale, Florida 33334 on or before
August 3 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 immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint.
This notice is provided pursuant to
Administrative Order No. 2.065.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation to par-


ticlpate in this proceeding should contact
the Clerk of the Circuit Court at the Polkl
County Courthouse, First Floor, 255 North
Broadway, Bartow, FL 33830, Phone (863)
534-4488 not later than seven days prior
to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 27th day of Jue_. 2007.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Amber Loomis
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
July 2, 9, 2007-2136


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT TENTH JUDI-
CIAL CIRCUIT OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LALA M. GRIFFITH,
DECEASED.
FILE NUMBER
07CP-1080
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Testate)
The administration of the Estate of
LALA M. GRIFFITH, deceased, File
Number 07CP-1080, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is
Post Office Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
Bartow, Florida 33831-9000. The estate is
testate and the date of the decedent's will
is March 9, 1983. The names and
addresses of the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom a copy of this
Notice is served must file objections that
challenge the validity of the will, the quali-
fications of the personal representative,
venue, or jurisdiction ol this Court, by filing
a petition or other pleading requesting
relief with this Court, in accordance with
the Florida Probate Rules, WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent adcl other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this Notice is
served must tile their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is July 2, 2007.
Personal Representatives:
C. Duane Griffith
5597 Seminary Road
Apartment 913, South
Falls Church, VA 22041
Attorney for Personal Representatives:
Donald H. Wilson, Jr., Esquire
Boswell & Dunlap, LLP
Post Office Drawer 30
Bartow, Florida 33831
(863) 533-7117
Florida Bar No. 222208
July 2, 9, 2007-2131


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CLINTON GORDON,
Deceased.
File No.
07-CP-1464
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
CLINTON GORDON, deceased. File
Number 07-CP-1464, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division; the address of which is
255 North Broadway, Bartow, FL 33831.
The names and addresses of the person-
al representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons who have claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, and who have been served a copy
of this notice, must file their claims with
this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTElR
THE DATE OF 1 HE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE IS: July 2, 2007.
Personal Representative:
PAULINE GORDON
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Kenneth C. Glover, Esquire
Post Office Box 3641
Lakeland, Florida 33802
(863) 682-6926 / Fax (863) 688-8392
FBN 237671
July 2, 9, 2007-2123


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
CARL W. KOCH,
Deceased.
File No:
07 CP-1435
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION_
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Testate)
The administration of the estate of
CARL W. KOCH, deceased, whose date
of death was May 6, 2007, File Number 07
CP-1435, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Post Office Box
9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida
33830. The estate is testate and the date
of the Will and any Codicils are November
18, 1987. The names and addresses of


the personal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All interested persons on whom a copy
of this Notice of Administration is served
must file any objections that challenge the
validity of the will, the qualifications ol the
personal representative, venue, or juris-
diction of this Court, by filing a petition or
other pleading requesting relief with this
Court, in accordance with the Floicda
Probate Rules, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.


All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent'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 PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE 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, contingent and unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is July 2 2007.
Personal Representative:
RICHARb K. KOCH
1880 N. Crystal Lake Drive, Unit #46
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Richard A. Miller, Esquire
Florida Bar No: 328911
Miller, Crosby & Miller, P.A.
Post Office Box 8169
Lakeland, Florida 33802-8169
(863) 688-7038
July 2, 9, 2007-2129


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
BANKUNIn ED, FS1B,
Pkliitill,
vs.
PAULASHFORD, if living and it deceased,
et al.,
Defenldant(s).
CASE NO.
2007-CA-003004-0000-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SEBVICE-PRQP-
EBRTY
TO: PAUL ASHFORD
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 84 PALM
CRESCENT, TWO CHIMNEYS CARA-
VAN PARK, SHOTTENDANE ROAD-
BIRCHINGTON KENT, ENGLAND CT7
OHD
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
and any unknown parties who are or may
be interested in the subject matter of this
action whose names and residences, after
diligent search and inquiry, are unknown
to Plaintiff and which said unknown parties
may claim as heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees or
other claimants, by, through under or
against the said Defendant(s), who is knot
known to be dead or alive.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage of the fol-
lowing property in POLK County, Florida,
to wit:
LOT 21, TIVOLI SUBDIVISION, AS
PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 121, PAGES 26 THROUGH
27, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Also known as: 468 TIVOLI CIRCLE,
DAVENPORT, FLORIDA 33837.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on NEALE J.
POLLER, ESQUIRE, Plaintiff's Attorney,
whose address is: LAW OFFICES OF
CAMNER, LIPSITZ AND POLLER, P.A.,
550 Biltmore Way, Suite 700, Coral
Gables, Florida 33134, on or before thirty
(30) days from first publication date, and
file the original with the Clerk of this
Court by August 3, 2007 either before
service upon Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise, a default will
be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the Office
of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-
4690, within two (2) working days of your
receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
court on the 27th day of June, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS. CLERK
By: /s! Mary Murphy
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 2, 9, 2007-2137


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
PLAINTIFF,
-VS-
Tiltiny Halsey a/k/a Tifliny Rousey; USA
Fence Company f/k/a U.S.A. Steel Fence
Company; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POS-
SESSION #1: UNKNOWN PARTIES IN
POSSESSION #2; IF LIVING, AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE
ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO.: 2007-CA-002862
DIVISION: # 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE
PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY
TO: Tiffiny Halsey a/k/a Tiffiny Rousey,
Unknown Parties in Possession #1 and
Unknown Parties in Possession #2;
WHOSE RESIDENCE IS: 2939 WEST
SOCRUM LOOP ROAD LAKELAND, FL
33810
Residence unknown, if living, including
any unknown spouse of the said
Defendants, if either has remarried and if
either or both of said Defendants are
dead, their respective unknown heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors,
lienors, and trustees, and all other per-
sons claiming by, through, under or
against the named Defendant(s); and the
aforementioned named 'Defendant(s) and
such of the aforementioned unknown
Defendants and such of the aforemen-
tioned unknown Defendants as may be
infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui


juris.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action has been commenced to foreclose
a mortgage on the following real property,
lying and being and situated in POLK
County, Florida, more particularly
described as follows:
THE EAST 184.0 FEET OF THE
WEST 281.0 FEET OF THE SOUTH
239.0 FEET OF THE WEST HALF OF
THE WEST HALF OF THE SOUTH-
WEST QUARTER OF THE NORTH-
WEST QUARTER OF SECTION 3,
TOWNSHIP 27 SOUTH, RANGE 23


EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
SUBJECT TO RIGHTS-OF-WAY OF
RECORDS OR AS NOW IN USE.
More commonly known as 2939 West
Socrum Loop Road, Lakeland, FL
33810.
This action has been filed against you
and you are required to serve a copy of
your written defense, if any, upon
SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, Attorneys for
Plaintiff, whose address is Woodland
Corporate Center, 10004 N. DALE
MABRY HIGHWAY, SUITE 112, TAMPA,
FL 33618, Tampa, FL 33614, within thirty
(30) days after the first publication of this
notice and file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately there
after; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
Corfiplaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on the 2_h day of June. 2007.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation, in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4488, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice of hearing; if you
are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service
(800) 955-8770.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Circuit and County Courts
By: /s/ Mary Murphy
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 2, 9, 2007-2143


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS
CWMBS, INC. CWMBS REPERFORM-
ING LOAN REMIC TRUST CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2005-R2,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSEPH ABBASI; KATHERYN ASSASI;
UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT II; 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-1922-WH-07
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
JOSEPH ASSASI
168 RHONDA COURT
N HAINES, FL 33837
OR
4475 LIGHTHOUSE AVENUE
LAKE WALES, FL 33859
OR
108 19TH WAHNETA STREET W
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880
KATHERYN ABBASI
168 RHONDA COURT
N HAINES, FL 33837
OR
4475 LIGHTHOUSE AVENUE
LAKE WALES, FL 33859
OR
108 19TH WAHNETA STREET W
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED,
CURRENT 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:
A portion of the South 3/4 of the
East 1/2 of Section 31, Township 30
South, Range 27 East, Polk County,
Florida being a numbered tract in
an unrecorded plat of LAKE WALES
ESTATES, and more particularly
described as follows: Tract 267,
commence at the East 1/4 corner of
Section 31, Township 30 South,
Range 27 East, Polk County,
Florida; thence South 00'22'21"
East 18.47 feet, thence West 355.11
feet; thence South 1015.00 feet;
thence West 800.00 feet to the Point
of Beginning, thence South 305
feet; thence West 165 feet; North
305 feet; thence East 165 feet to the
Point of Beginning.
Together with a Mobile Home
Located Thereon"
has been filed against you, and that you
are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Anthony
Edward Lipinski. Butler & Hosch, P.A.,
3185 South Conway Road, Suite E,
Orlando, Florida 32812 and file the orig-
inal 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 28th day of June. 2007.
If you are a person with a disability who
need any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 800-
955-8770,
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Amber Loomis
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 2, 9, 2007-2145


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS
CWABS, INC. MORTGAGE-BACKED
NOTES, SERIES 2006-1,
Plaintiff,
vs.
LOUIE ROSALES; ANNABELLE ROS-
ALES; UNKNOWN TENANT I;
UNKNOWN TENANT II; SOLANA HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR
AMERICAN BROKERS CONDUIT, 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-2989-WH-11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
SOLANA HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED,
CURRENT 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 90, SOLANA, according to the
plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 129, at Pages 13 through 18,
inclusive, of the Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
has been filed against you, and that you
are required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Anthony
Edward Lipinski, Butler & Hosch, P.A.,
3185 South Conway Road, Suite E,
Orlando, Florida 32812 and file the orig-
inal 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 28th day of June, 2007.
If you are a person with a disability who
need any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 800-
955-8770.
Richard M. Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Mary Murphy
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
July 2, 9, 2007-2142


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORI-
DA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
U.S. MORTGAGE FINANCE II, LLC,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHARON POOLE a/k/a SHARON LES-
LEY POOLE, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53-2007CA-002075-0000-WH Sec 04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: SHARON POOLE, A/K/A SHARON
POOLE
Residence Unknown
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming
interest by, through, under or against
SHARON POOLE, A/K/A SHARON
POOLE, and all parties having or claiming
to have any right, title or interest in the
property herein described.
TO: ANDREW POOLE A/K/A ANDREW
DAVID POOLE
Residence Unknown
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming
interest by, through, under or against
ANDREW POOLE A/K/A ANDREW
DAVID POOLE, and all parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or interest
in the property herein described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
described property:
LOT 5, OF WEST STONEBRIDGE,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
123, AT PAGE 33 AND 34, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA.
a/k/a 804 Old Bridge Circle,
Davenport, Florida 33837.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it, on Stuart H. Gitlitz,
Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is
9830 S.W. 77th Avenue, Second Floor,
Miami, Florida 33156, on or before Augus
3.2007, a date which is within thirty (30)
days after the first publication of this
Notice in the POLK COUNTY DEMOC-
RAT and file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately there-
after; otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in the
complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court this 28th day of June, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
'By: /s/ Amber Loomis
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
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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
Defendants.
CASE NO.
2002-CA-003811-0000-00
AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE
Note is hereby given that, pursuant to
Final Judgment entered on June 15, 2007
in the above-styled 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 PARAL-
LEL TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID
WEST 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE
NW 1/4 A 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 THERE-
OF; 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 INTER-
EST 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 bid-
der, for cash, at the First Floor of the Polk
County Courthouse in Bartow, Polk
County, Florida, at 9:00 A.M. on July 18.
2007.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on the 22nd day of June. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Laureen Richardson
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
July 2, 9, 2007-2121


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
HAROLD B. LUDLOW,
Plaintiff,
vs
ZELDA N. CORNWEtLL,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:
53-2007CA-003345-0000-WH
SECTION NO: 04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ZELDA N. CORNWELL
2056 THELMA DRIVE
LAKE ALFRED, FLORIDA 33850
RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Complaint has been filed against you, and
you are required to serve a cbpy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on STEPHEN
SF. BAKER, ESQ., Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is 800 First Street S.,
Winter Haven, FL 33880, on or before
the 8th day of August. 2007. and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court, either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney, or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Petition.
The Plaintiff is seeking to quiet title on
real property described as follows:
LOT 198, LAKE MARIANA ACRES
UNIT TWO, ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 71, PAGES 35 AND 36,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AND 1/331ST INTEREST IN
THE RECREATION AREA AS SHOWN
ON THE PLAT OF LAKE MARIANA
ACRES, PLAT BOOK 64, PAGE 10, AND
LOT 232 OF LAKE MARIANA ACRES
UNIT TWO, PLAT BOOK 71, PAGES 35
AND 36, PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH: ONE 1984 GLEN-
HILL MOBILE HOME, VIN#
FLFL2AD507905177 AND
FLFL2BD507905155 AND RP#
R0501216 AND RP# R0501217
RESPECTIVELY.
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.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on this 25th day of June~ 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court
BY: /s/ Linda Richards
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 2007-2122


LEGAL NOTICE
RE: Percentage Goal for
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
Participation
The Polk County Board of
County Commissioners pursuant to part
26 of Title 49, Code of Federal
Regulations, Participation by
Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in
Department of Transportation Financial
Assistance Programs, hereby provides
notice to the public that the over all per-
centage goal for the dollar value of work to
be awarded to Disadvantaged Business
Enterprises for Federal Fiscal Year 2007 is
5% of Department of Transportation
assisted contracts. This fiscal year is for


the time period October 1, 2007 through
September 30, 2008.
The proposed goal and its
rationale are available for public inspec-
tion during normal business hours (8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday) at the
Office of Supplier Diversity, 300 West
Church Street, Bartow, Florida for 30 days
following the date of this Notice.
The Department of
Transportation and the Board of County
Commissioners will accept comments on
the goal for 45 days following the date of
this Notice. Please address comments to:


Office of Supplier Diversity KENNETH C. GLOVER, ESQUIRE
Polk County Board of County P.O. Box 3641
Commissioners Lakeland, Florida 33802
300 West Church Street Telephone: (863) 682-6926
Bartow, Florida, 33810 Facsimile: (863) 688-8392
Department of Transportation FBN: 237671
Federal Transit Administration July 2, 9, 2007-2124
June 2, 9, 2007-2133


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ELIZABETH COLLINS,
Deceased.
File No.
07CP-1522
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Elizabeth Collins, deceased, whose date
of death was June 2, 2007, and whose
Social Security Number is 078-01-6696, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
CC4, Bartow, Florida 33831-9000. The
names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, on whom a
copy of this notice has been served must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE
TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other 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 PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is July 2. 2007.
Personal Representative:
Helene Stevens
375 Brannen Road Lot 205
Lakeland, Florida 33813
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Glenn T. Shelby
Attorney for Helene Stevens
Florida Bar No. 285269
Shelby & Medina LLP
902 S. Florida Avenue, Suite 101
Lakeland, Florida 33803-1184
Telephone: (863) 577-4000
Fax: (863) 616-9754
July 2, 9, 2007-2134

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA Probate Division
IN RE: ESTATE OF.
JOHN J. BRENNAN, Deceased,
SSN: 011-44-9972
Deceased.
File Number
07CP-1481
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JOHN J. BRENNAN, deceased, whose
date of death was June 11, 2007, and
whose Social Security Number is 011-44-
9972, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County,Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Polk County
Courthouse, 255 N. Broadway, P.O. Box
9000, Drawer No. CC-4, Bartow, Florida
33831-9000. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a copy
of this notice is served must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER
OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE
OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION 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 the first publication of this
Notice is July 2, 2007.
Personal Representatives
Thomas Bolack
505 Mattie Dr.
Lakeland, FL 33809
Attorney for Personal Representatives
Michael A. Johnson
Florida Bar No.: 0474258
P. O. Box 1397
Lakeland, Florida 33802-1397
Telephone (863) 688-0741
Fax#: (863) 688-0472
July 2, 9, 2007-2126


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVI-
SION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CLINTON GORDON
Deceased.
File Number: 07CP-1464
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
(Intestate)
The administration of the estate of
CLINTON GORDON, deceased, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer CC-4,
Lakeland, Florida 33831. The estate is
intestate. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
Kenneth C. Glover, Esquire
Post Office Box 3641
Lakeland, Florida 33802
PAULINE GORDON
1509 Providence Rd
Lakeland, Florida 33805
Any interested person on whom this
notice of administration is served must
object to the qualifications of the personal
representative, venue, or jurisdiction of
this Court, by filing a petition or other
pleading requesting relief in accordance
with the Florida Probate rules, WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THE
NOTICE ON THE OBJECTING PERSON,
OR THOSE OBJECTIONS ARE FOREV-
ER BARRED.
Any person entitled to exempt property
is required to file a petition for determina-
tion of exempt property WITHIN THE
TIME PROVIDED BY LAW OR THE
RIGHT TO EXEMPT PROPERTY IS
DEEMED WAIVED. Any person entitled to
elective share is required to file an elec-
tion to take.elective share WITHIN THE
TIME.PROVIDED BY LAW.
The dale of the first publication of this
Nolce is July 2, 2007
Personal Represenmalive
PAULINE GORDON


Attorney for Personal Representative:


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
MARK JAMES CHESNEY,
Deceased.
File Number:
07-CP-1474
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
(Intestate)
The administration of the intestate
estate of Mark James Chesney,
deceased, File Number 07-CP-1474, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Richard M. Weiss,
Polk County Courthouse, PO Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831-
9000. The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All interested persons on whom a copy
of this Notice to Creditors and Notice of
Administration is served must file objec-
tions that challenge the validity of the will
(if testate) the qualifications of the person-
al representative, venue or jurisdiction of
this Court, by filing a petition or other
pleading requesting relief with this Court,
in accordance with the Florida Probate
Rules, WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All-creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent'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 LATTER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Publication of this Notice began on July
22007.
Michael Chesney
Personal Representative
Lex Taylor
Lex Taylor, P.A., Attorneys
Post Office Box 5979
Lakeland, Florida 33807-5979
(863) 648-5333
Florida Bar No. 139448
July 2, 9, 2007-2125


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JANET C BIGELOW,
Deceased.
PROBATE FILE NO.
07CP-1454
Division: PROBATE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JANET C BIGELOW, deceased, whose
date of death was May 10, 2007, and
whose Social Security Number is 090-16-
1343, 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 for the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this is served
must file their claims with this Court WITH-
IN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is July 2. 2007.
Personal Representative:
HAROLD BIGELOW
2214 Mini Ranch Road
Lakeland, Florida 33810
Attorney and Personal Representative:
STEPHEN M. MARTIN, PA.
STEPHEN M. MARTIN
Florida Bar No. 0308234
1035 South Florida Avenue, Suite 205
Post Office Box 2765
Lakeland, Florida 33806-2765
(863) 683-8765



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVI-
SION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
TEKLA KISTLER a/k/a TEKLA TILLIE
KISTLER,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
07CP-1432
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
TEKLA KISTLER a/k/a TEKLA TILLIE
KISTLER, deceased, File No. 07CP-1432,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office Box 9000,
Bartow, Florida 33831. The names and
addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, Including
unmatured, .contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice is
served must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or derhands


against Ihe deceoent's estate, including
unm3uleal, contingent or uhliquidated
claims, must file Iheir claims with IhiS court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF


THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is July 2. 2007.
Personal Representative:
PAT FAIRHURST, RG
1689 Bassett Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33810
Attorney for Personal Representative:
ROBERTA J. CREIGHTON, ATTORNEY
Florida Bar No. 930474
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON, P.A.
Post Office Box 3545
Lakeland, Florida 33802
Telephone: 863/682-1178
July 2, 9, 2007-2128


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
CARL W. KOCH,
Deceased.
File No:
07 CP-1435
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Testate)
The administration of the estate of
CARL W. KOCH, deceased, whose date
of death was May 6, 2007, File Number gZ
CP-1435, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Polk County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Post Office Box
9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida
33830. The estate is testate and the date
of the Will and any Codicils are November
18, 1987. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the per-
sonal representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All interested persons on whom a copy
of this Notice of Administration is served
must file any objections that challenge the
validity of the will, the qualifications of the
personal representative, venue, or juris-
diction of this Court, by filing a petition or
other pleading requesting relief with this
Court, in accordance with the Florida
Probate Rules, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER.THE DATE OF THE SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent'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 PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SER-
VICE 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, contingent and unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is July 2. 2007.
Personal Representative:
RICHARD K. KOCH
1880 N. Crystal Lake Drive, Unit #46
Lakeland, Florida 33801
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Richard A. Miller, Esquire
Florida Bar No: 328911
Miller, Crosby & Miller, P.A.
Post Office Box 8169
Lakeland, Florida 33802-8169
(863) 688-7038
June 11, 18, 2007-1890

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: CLIFFORD LEE SHERRY,
Guardianship

PROBATE NO. 05CP-1137
NOTICE
TO: Unknown Heirs, address unknown
Please take notice that there has been
deposited with the undersigned by
DAVID F. DUMONT AND ROSALYN
DUMONT, Guardians
the total sum of $4,997.57, representing
in said estate of the above named per-
son, which funds, if not claimed by the
owner, will upon or immediately after
FEBRUARY 9, 2008, be transmitted to
the Comptroller of Florida in accordance
with Section 744.534, Florida Statues,
after deducting costs of the publication of
this notice and Clerk's fee.
DATED this 27th day of June, 2007, at
Bartow, Polk County, Florida.
Richard Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Marilyn S. Wise
June 28, July 9, 2007-2104FR


NOTICE
Ridan Industries, LLC is proposing to
construct a telecommunications tower at
4400 US Highway 98, Lakeland, Polk
County, FL at Latitude N27-59-08.3,
Longitude W81-53-34.3. The tower would
be a Monopole design and 180' in height
above ground level. Ridan Industries
seeks comments from all interested per-
sons on the impact of the tower on any
districts, sites, buildings, structures, or
objects significant in American history,
architecture, archaeology, engineering, or
culture, that are listed or eligible for listing
in the National Register of Historic Places.
Specific information about the project,
including the historic preservation reviews
that Ridan Industries is conducting pur-
suant to the rules of the Federal
Communications Commission (47 C.F.R.
Sections 1.1307(4)) and the Advisory
Council on Historic Preservation (36
C.F.R. Part 800) will be made available to
interested persons who request the infor-
mation from the contact below. All ques-
tions, comments, and correspondence
should be directed to the following contact
by 08/03/2007.
Virginia M. Janssen, Principal
Archaeologist
Dynamic Environmental Associates,
Inc.
3850 Lake Street, Suite C
Macon, GA 31204
Sec106@DynamicEnvironmental.com
July 2, 9, 2007-2130

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK


COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JANET C BIGELOW,
Deceased.
PROBATE FILE NO.
07CP-1454
Division: PROBATE
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of nte estate of
JANET C BIGELOW, deceased, whQse
dale of dealh was May 10, 2007, and
whose Social Security Number is 090-16-
1343, 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 for the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attomey are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this is served
must file their claims with this Court WITH-
IN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is July 2. 2007.
Personal Representative:


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STEPHEN M. MARTIN
Florida Bar No. 0308234
1035 South Florida Avenue, Suite 205
Post Office Box 2765
Lakeland, Florida 33806-2765
(863) 683-8765
ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRE-
SENTATIVE
July 2, 9, 2007-2120

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FCT Completes Land Acquisition At Bok Sanctuary


Florida Communities
Trust (FCT) announced that
the Green Horizon Land
Trust has completed the first
in a series of land acquisi-
tions adjacent to the
Historic Bok Sanctuary in
Lake Wales.
The project will preserve
the Mountain Lake
Agricultural Area, an historic
designed landscape con-
nected to the Sanctuary.
FCT awarded $1,993,768
to the Green Horizon Land


Trust, which was used to
purchase two parcels.
"The Historic Bok
Sanctuary, with its world-
renowned bell tower, is one
of our state's most signifi-
cant cultural and historical
icons," said Department of
Community Affairs
Secretary Tom Pelham,
whose agency administers
the FCT program.
The natural areas and
agricultural lands of the
Historic Bok Sanctuary were


incorporated into a
designed landscape devel-
opment by architect
Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.,
in 1914.
Eight years later Olmstead
was commissioned by
Edward W. Bok to create a
public garden and nature
sanctuary on Iron Mountain,
the highest point on the
Florida peninsula.
The Historic Bok
Sanctuary is best known for
its spectacular 205-foot, 60-


bell carillon tower. More
than 150,000 visitors a year
use the Sanctuary for cultur-
al, educational and recre-
ational activities.
Acquisition of these
parcels, totaling 220 acres,
will assist in the completion
of the overall project bound-
aries of the Historic Bok
Sanctuary and the Mountain
Lake National Historic
District.
The existing nature trail at
the Sanctuary will be


extended to four miles and a
wildlife observation deck
and picnic pavilions will be
constructed for additional
passive recreation opportu-
nities. Additional parcels are
under consideration to be
added to the project.
"The grant awarded to
Green Horizon Land Trust to
preserve the cultural land-
scape of Historic Bok
Sanctuary, a National
Historic Landmark and
unique Florida treasure, pre-


sented a fantastic opportu-
nity for two non-profit orga-
nizations to work together
for land conservation," said
Alex Wheeler, president of
the Green Horizon Land
Trust. "The land acquired
with grant money will forev-
er protect the open space
and views from the
Sanctuary located on the
highest point of the Florida
peninsula."


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Licensed, Insured. Free estimates.
Tractor work, box blade, mowing,
loader, brush rake. Tony (863)285-
6451.
Special Government Program
0 down, no money out of your
pocket if you own land or family
will give land. 1-863-551-3500.
TL LAWN Maintenance, Commer-
cial, Residential. Free Estimates.
Lee 863-559-5605.
WE BUY Vehicles. $0:00 to $700.00
Running or not. Call Danny 863-440-
2245.


OWN LAND if you still have a small WILL CUT your land for FREE for
pay off. 0 down. 1-863-551-3500. the hay. 10 acres or more. Call 863-
665-2246.


PHOTOGRAPHY. WE do weddings
and more! Call Creech Photography
at 533-5676.

FOR SALE
SAW BLADE 53" tall, $200.00. 863-
285-9300.
TWO BLACK STEER, 400 Ibs. each,
for sale. Pease call 863-665-2246
after 6 p.m.
WATERBED KING size with pillow
top mattress cover, book case head-
board, 2 sets of linens, included, $65
OBO. 863-607-6303.
WHITE WICKER ladies dresser, 6
drawers, 2 oval mirrors, 2 wicker
night.stands, all for $100. 863-607-
6303.

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. 5 year war-
ranty and 3 year tire and bumper
warranty. Phone 661-3592.
QUEEN SIZE sleeper sofa, beige
color cloth $45, 863-533-4854.
RING 10K gold band with 1 carat of
crushed diamonds size 7, paid $425
asking $100 OBO. 863-521-1697.

'SAW RADIAL arm w/wheels, 220
Volts, 10 or 12 inch blade. Call after
6:00 p.m. $250. 863-646-5307.
SOFA 1860'S Civil War ERA Red
.velvet fainting sofa, 5 ft 6".1 X3 tall
and 2 ft. diameter, all original, excel-
lent condition $245. 863-533-8538.
STATE FAIR winning cake recipes.
Send $5.00 to J. Fearrin, 2544
Meadow Drive, Lafayette, In.,
47905.1-765-426-4331.
TROLLING MOTOR four 743 ft.
pedal 12 v, 43 Ibs thrust $175. 863-
224-7775.

LADIES CLOTHES, 2 piece suits,
size medium, coat w/fur like liner al-
so like new. All for $30. 863-646-
5307.
LARGE BOX of baby girl clothes. In-
fant to 24 months $25.00. 533-1739.
LITTLE TYKES chairs & table set,
pink, 4 chairs $25.00. 863-285-8589.
LITTLE TYKES slide w/crawl thru
holes like Fort for small toddlers.
863-285-8589.
LOT OF 3 authentic Dooney &
Bourke handbags w/serial numbers,
$75/OBO. 863-285-8589.



FOUND


YOUR LAND is your credit. We own
the bank. 0 down 1-863-551-3500.

FOR SALE
150 ALBUMS $50. Good condition.
863-534-8068.
2 TROMBONE Instruments with cas-
es. Good condition $:225 each OBO.
533-8016.
2-TWIN CAPTAINS bed, mattress
(6) under the bed drawers $250
each. 863-255-0248.
2000 HARLEY Davidson Superglide,
10,000 miles, 1450 engine, black
with many chrome extras. $10,000,
863-533-0651.
4 ANTIQUE chairs, rare Chip-n-
dales. Realy good shape. $125 OBO
for all 4. 863-646-2348.
BABY GIRL clothes size 6-12
months, shoes sizes 3 and 4, toys,
baby bath tub, like new $65. 863-
646-5307.
BRAND NEW lawn mower, weed
eater and.edger, less than 6 hours
on all. $450.00. Call 324-6545.
CAMPING TENT, sleep 6, $45.00,
1-863-285-9300.
CATAHOULA CUR puppies, one
male, two females, 8 weeks old on
04/05. Had all shots. $40 each. 559-
5424.
CLOTHING AND other miscellane-
ous ladies items, can be bought indi-
vidually or together. Purses, etc.... $
up to the price of $50 and less. 863-
521-1697.
DINING ROOM set Oak table oblong
w/leaf, 4 chairs $50. 863-533-4854.


DOLLS BARBIE (over 50) plus play
sets, cars, accessories $150 OBC
for all. 863-646-2348.
DOLLS CABBAGE Patch. (2) Uni
versity of Florida Cheerleader, Rare
$50. 863-646-2348.


DRYER-HEAVY DUTY, large ca-
pacity. $100, can deliver. 863-604-
3648.
FISHER GOLD BUG, 2 metal detec-
tor, $300 nego. 863-285-9300.
FULL SIZE bed, rails, box springs,
mattress, $35. 863-533-4854.
GENIE OVERHEAD double garage
door white with complete assembly
$600. 533-7537.
HERBICIDES, 100 gal. tank. HD
trailer, 2 electric motors. 863-899-
2238.
JOHN DEERE 2150 Tractor, 50 hp,
$6500 call 533-7715.


FOUND


Classified


GENERAL
HELP WANTED


MANAGER and MAN-
AGER
TRAINEE, CLERK
Apply XYZ Liquors,
295 US Highway 17

PART/TIME MEDICAL assistant and
full/time receptionist needed for busy
Dr's office. Bilingual preferred. Fax
resume to: 863-285-6701.


1raia raining, vacatons, rlur .
866-749-0897
USWA


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 Real-
ty & Investment. 863-533-0888.

LOST
2 CHOCOLATE Laboradors, female.
Mt Pisgah Baptist Church area. 608-
1227.
FOUND
DOG AREA of C & C Bank on
Broadway. Very sweet. Call 533-
3171 Karla Alexander.
FOUND DOG in Bartow near W.
Clower Street. 863-289-5829.
LADY'S UMBRELLA July 4, at Mu-
seum Park in Fort Meade at big tent.
Call and describe. 285-8625.
SMALL BROWN and white male.
863-969-5573.
TWO YOUNG Labs. Est Fort
Meade. Male/Black. Female/black
with white feet. 712-7358.

FREE
55-GALLON STEEL Drums. Contain
residue of soy-based printing ink.
Call for availability, 533-4183.
FREE FIREWOOD from cut down
oak tree. Different size pieces. Must
e hauled off. Please call 863-285-
8827.
"FREE KITTEN-BLACK and white
male, 8 weeks old, litter trained, lots
of personality. Call 640-6647."
FREE KITTENS. 863-533-2522.
LAB PITT Bull, 7 months old, female
puppy. 533-7367.


SLIDING GLASS doors and franie.
Nothing wrong with them. 863-644-
S0587.


WOOD PALLETS. No two alike.
Stack stuff on 'em. Use 'em for fire-
wood. Just don't bring 'em back.
Outside The Democrat, Florida Ave-
nue and Summerlin Street. Come
help yourself.



WANTED
TO BUY
TOP DOLLAR PAID FOR SHARK
TEETH & BONE VALLEY FOS-
SILS.
CALL GEORGE 813-240-4740
USED FISHING Reels working or
not. 533-9548.

WANT TO BUY ANTIQUES.
863-676-1153.

GARAGE SALE
5 FAMILY clothing, furniture, a lot of
everything. 1030 Forest Drive.
FRIDAY AND Saturday, 8-3. Cloth-
ing, odds and ends. 468 4th Street,
Homeland.


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


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NO MORE EXCUSES

NO] MORE LUNGCANCER


GENERAL
HELP WANTED


CENTERSTATE BANK of Florida.
Looking for enthusiastic, highly moti-
vated service oriented Employees.
Deposit Ops Clerks, Float
Tellers/CSR and Courier. Full time
with excellent compensation and
benefits. EEO, HR Dept. 863-236-
2908 or 863-678-6603.
EXPERIENCED HELP needed in
Mulberry Restaurant. Breakfast,
lunch and dinner. Call Kim Martin
604-8828 after 2:00 p.m.
PART/TIME PACKAGE flexible
hours. Apply XYZ Liquors, US High-
way 17 S., Bartow, FL.

SALES PERSON
NEEDED LOGOLAND.
Downtown Bartow,
Fax to 519-0040
E-mail resume
logoland2@aol.com.


WILDWOOD BAPTIST Church is in
need of a pianist and music director.
Call office 533-6944.

HOUSE
FOR SALE
BARTOW, 3/2, carport, 955 E. Tee
Circle, fenced yard. Very nice,
$124,900. 1-407-361-0858.
BY OWNER, priced to sell. 5 bed-
room, 3 bath, CHA, on 3/4 acre lot.
15 minutes from Bartow off Hwy 60.
20 x 40 pool plus jacuzzi. Lots of ex-
tras. 863-533-6680 /cell 863-398-
4707.
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 possi-
ble, 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.
NEW CONSTRUCTION 3 bed-
room, 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
remodeled, 242 Pierce Street. Nice
neighborhood. $129,900. Owner
may finance with money down.
1434 sq ft under roof. Jeremy 863-
559-0814.
THIS 3 BR, 1 B CB home in Ft.
Meade has 1267 SF, remodeled
kitchen and bath, fenced back yard,
she'd, dog kennel. $97,000. Joe L.
Davis, Inc., Realtors (863)773-2128.
www.joeldavis.com.
TOP NOTCH REALTY
Website www.tophotchrealty.org


MOBILE HOME
SALE OR RENT
2 BEDROOM, 2 bath, 91 Mine
Road. Big Yard. $150 weekly or
$7,000 to buy. 533-2764.
ROOM
FOR RENT
SMALL FURNISHED room, electric,
cable, bath, refrigerator bed, private
entrance. Spotlessly clean. Smoke
and Drug Free. 533-6459. $400 per
month.


LOT FOR SALE
LAKE WALES area. 1/2 acre lot, 4,5
mile view across lake, fishing pier,
golf course. $185,000. www.lndi-
anLakeswaterfrontlot.com. Call own-
er/broker 772-263-2552.


FOR LEASE or SALE. 2500 sq. ft.
warehouse/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 Or-
ange Avenue, Bartow. Quality Realty
and Investment, Inc. 863-533-0888.

COMMERCIAL
RENTAL
COMMERCIAL space for rent in
Fort Meade on Hwy 17. 306 N.
Charleston Ave. 285-8040.


APARTMENT
FOR RENT


APARTMENT
FOR RENT


Mums


FORT MEADE 2 BEDROOMS, 1
bath, small, clean, quiet. No pets.
Near Patterson Park. $425 per
month, $200 security. Call 863-533-
1737.
FURNISHED 2 bedroom apartment.
Suitable for adults. No pets. $750'
month, $400 security. Call Fort
Meade Motel 285-8040.
LARGE 1 bedroom, good location,
A/C stove, refrigerator, washer dry-
er, carport. No pets. Suitable for
adults. 533-4088.
SUMMER SPECIAL 25% DIS-
COUNT FIRST MONTH RENT. 2
BEDROOM, 1 bath, Magnolia Apart-
ments Fort Meade, 863-285-9216.

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


1968 AIR STREAM Camper, needs
work. $1200. 863-285-8961.

HOUSE
FOR RENT
1655 ANSLEY, Maple Hill Subdivi-
sion. Lovely 4 bedroom, 2 bath.
$1,125.00 month plus sec. deposit.
King Real Estate Services. 863-533-
4119.
2 BEDROOM, 2 bath, modular home
S. E. Bartow. 1 acre $700 security,
$650/month rent. References re-
quired. Background check. Available
Aug. 1,2007
2-NEW HUD SECTION 8 Homes,
3/1, 810 sq. ft., all appliances, $725
plus security. No pets. Background
check. For information 386-446-
8836.
3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, CHA, stove,
refrigerator., No pets. References.
533-4088.
FORT MEADE, 1 bedroom, 1 bath
home newly refurbished, large kitch-
en, walking distance grocery, down-
town. $600 per month, $400 securi-
ty. Call 863-533-1737.


NEW CONSTRUCTION block home.
1 BEDROOM. 2 bath, CHA, fenced
yard, 6 miles East of Bartow Hwy 60
off Hankin. $1200 deposit depend-
ing credit check. 863-698-4771.
ONE BEDROOM cottage, AC, unfur-
nished. $400 security deposit, $110
per week plus utilities. 863-533-
3237. Connorsville area.


LEASE/OPTION to buy, available
July 15, 2007. 1850 Valencia Dr.,
Bartow, FL 3/2, quiet neighborhood,
near civic center, library, and
schools. Call 863-519-0799.



DUPLEX
FOR RENT
UNFURNISHED HIGHLAND CITY.
SOUTH LAKELAND
2 bedroom, 1 bath, central H/A, car-
pet, blinds, washer/dryer hookups,
$625 month. CALL T. R. TUCKER,
INC. (863) 665-6846.
MOBILE HOME
FOR RENT
1 AND 2 bedroom mobile homes
available for rent. Call 533-3090 for
information.
1 YEAR new in quiet Mobile Home
Park on Lake Hendry. Fort Meade
area. $700/month plus deposit. 1-
407-645-1432.


MOBILE HOME
FOR SALE
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 bed-
room, 2 bath, new A/C, 10x15 utility
room, all new vinyl. $27,000. 863-
551-9090 or 863-533-8288.


1 BEDROOM fully fumished, CHA,
cable, $750 per/month plus security.
2 bedroom unfurnished, CHA, $650
per month plus security. 285-7203,
Office. 375-9988, cell 781-3039. 719
Wanamaker Drive, Fort Meade.
2 BEDROOM starting at $590.00. 3
Bedrooms, $690.00. First month
free. Qualified Applicants. 1-863-
701-7828.
2 BEDROOM, 1 bedroom, 1 bath,
CHA. Northside Apartments, 719
Wanamaker Avenue, Fort Meade.
Contact Sheila 863-375-9988 or
863-285-7203.
2/1 $650 and 1/1 $500, CHA. Good
location. Close to downtown. Plus
deposit. Call 533-4719.
2/1 APARTMENT for rent. CHA. Re-
quire first, last and security. Address
is 121B S. Seminole Ave. in Fort
Meade. Please call 559-1126 for
more information.
490 E. Pearl Street. Apt. #3 2 bed-
room/1 bath, $525 monthly, $500 se-
curity deposit. Adults only, CHA.
One year lease. 603-7715 or 533-
3900.
495 GUAVA Street Apt. #1. 1 bed-
room/1 bath. Downstairs. $300
monthly, $300 security deposit. One
year lease. 863-603-7715 or 863-
533-3900.
505 S. Central Avenue Apt. #4. 2
bedroom, 1 bath. Upstairs, $375
monthly, $300 security deposit,
month to month lease. 603-7715 or
533-4482.
APARTMENT RENT SPECIAL. Or-
ange Avenue, behind NAPA, LAST
MONTH RENT FREE WITH ONE
YEAR LEASE!! FIRST MONTH
RENT AND $500, DEPOSIT TO
MOVE IN, APP. REQUIRED, NO
FEE. 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
$800/month, 2 bedroom, 2 bath
$750/month. Full kitchen, w/d hook-
ups. No pets. 2 child maximum. Gib-
son and Wirt,.Inc. Real Estate- 533-
3131.


CLOSE TO downtown Bartow. 2
bedroom, 1 bath, fully carpeted,
CHA, garden window, ceiling fan,
appliances included stove, refrigera-
tor, dish washer, garbage disposal,
hook ups for washer and dryer. No
pets. 1 year lease. $650 per month
plus security deposit. 863-425-6022.
COUNTRY LIVING, single story
apartment. Studio and 1 bedroom
available. Call about our rent spe-
cial, 863-534-3243. Bearcreek
Apartments.
EFFICIENCY, WEEKLY or monthly.
All utilities plus cable included. Com-
pletely furnished. Pool, laundry room
on site. Small pets allowed. 813-
965-4030.
FORT MEADE 1 bedroom, 1 bath,
small, clean, quiet. No pets. Near
Patterson Park. $400 per month,
$200 security deposit. 863-533-
1737.


GORGEOUS AMERICAN Bull Dog.
Female neutered, 6 month old, out-
side dog. $100 OBO. 863-285-2345.
JOHNSON AMERICAN BULL DOG
Male, 21/2 years old. White & Brin-
dle. Good Natured. NOT WELL
WITH KIDSII Have all papers &
crate. $200. 863-318-0535.
REGISTERED STAFFORDSHIRE
puppies. Colors vary. Parents on
premises. 863-781-1768.
TAKING DEPOSIT-READY 7/19 for
German Shepherd puppies. 2 male
$125, 4 female, $150. Won't last
long! 519-7074.

VEHICLE
FOR SALE
94 CHEVY 1500 extended cab, ev-
erything works great. $5,500, OBO.
97 Chrysler Sebring convertible. Ex-
cellent Condition, $6,500 OBO. 537-
3018 leave message.
1985 CHEVY K-30 pick-up, short
bed, step-side, 350, sitting on 38
inch groundhogs on 8 inch suspen-
sion lift. 863-409-7470 or 863-607-
9075 ask for Josh $3,000/obo.
1993 PONTIAC Transport Mini Van,
Ac work great, $800.863-285-8961.
GREAT ON GAS. 95 Infinity J30,
new tires, cold air $1,800. OBO,
863-581-2781.


BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITY


Carla J. Meeks
Licensed Mortgage Broker & Realtor
Contact me at 863-604-9287for all of
\our real estate and mortgage needs!


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


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Sports


AmeriCorps Polk Reads Seeks

Tutors for Year-Long Paid Positions


AmeriCorps Polk Reads is
looking for dedicated, flexi-
ble, and cooperative adults
to be paid reading tutors in
Polk County Public Schools
from September through
July 31.
This is a 12-month com-
mitment tutoring kinder-
garten through third grade
students. Applicants must
be 18 years of age or older
with a high school diploma
or GED. Full and part-time
positions are available.
Full-time tutors work 40
hours per week and receive
a living allowance of
$11,100, healthcare bene-
fits, childcare vouchers (if


income qualified), and an
education voucher of $4,725
for college or for existing
school loans.
Part-time tutors work 20
hours per week and receive
an annual living allowance
of $5,876 and a $2,632 edu-
cation voucher.
For more information
and application instruc-
tions, call the Polk
Education Foundation at
519-8638. The application
deadline is Aug. 15.
AmeriCorps is a network
of national service pro-
grams that engage more
than 50,000 Americans each
year in intensive service to


meet critical needs in edu-
cation, public safety, health,
and the environment.
The Americorps Polk
Reads program is funded by
a federal grant and adminis-
tered by the Polk Education
Foundation of the Polk
County School Board.
Persons with disabilities
are encouraged to apply for
these positions.
Living allowances are
paid during the year period
in 24 installments and edu-
cation vouchers are dis-
persed at the completion of
the program.


USF Scholar Exemplifies School Tagline


BARTOW BOYS Dixie Youth Baseball Machine Pitch played for the state championship
Thursday night in East Lakeland against Sebring. Bartow, who was undefeated entering the
final day of the tournament, lost back to back games against Sebring to take second place
in the state tournament. Twelve teams competed in the tournament from all over Florida.
Machine pitch team members are (from left): front Tristan Jones, Jacob Page, Jack James,
Nathan Briones, Levi Stinson, Ryan Holle; middle Anfernee West, Tyler Brown, Aaron
Tolley, Nicky Gibbs, T.J. Hailey, Kirkland Matthews, Blake Martin; back-- Jack Brown, Greg
Rhoden, Mike Martin, and Laney Page. (Photo provided by Dana Merritt)


Bartow Dixie


Fall Registration Approaches Youth All Stars
ID-.+l i-; CS-at


Peace River Youth Soccer
Association will hold regis-
tration for the 2007 fall soc-
cer season on Saturday, Aug.
4, and Saturday, Aug. 11,
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Bartow Civic Center.
Early registration is rec-
ommended. After Aug. 11, a
$30 late fee will be added.
Registration forms are avail-
able on the PRYSA website
on-line forms section at
www.bartow soccerl.com.
The registration fee is $70
for the first player and a $5
discount for each additional
family member.
PRYSA also will sponsor a
referee grade 8 level course
for anyone interested in
becoming a referee for the
2007 Fall Season.
The classes will be held
Aug. 6, 7, 9, 13, 14 and 16,
from 6 to 9 p.m. at the
Bartow Civic Center.
This 18-hour course is


open to anyone 11 years of
age or older.
Those interested in tak-
ing this course must pre-
register at www.fsr-inc.com
by July 31.
PRYSA is looking for local
businesses or organizations
who would like to sponsor
one or more teams for the
upcoming season.
Two levels of sponsorship
are available. The fee for a
silver level sponsorship is
$275. The fee for a gold level
sponsorship is $375.
It is through the support
of local business communi-
ty that this affordable pro-
gram is available, a
spokesman said.
For more information, to
register, or to sponsor, call
Billy Greene at 205-8122
after 6 p.m. or send e-mail to
him at bartowsoccerl
@aol.com.


DiaLUtt 111 \J t dI ;

Tourney
Bartow Dixie Youth
League 10 and under All Star
team are 2-0 in the state
tournament in Sebring.
The Bartow All Stars
opened the tournament by
defeating the Paxton All
Stars 13-0, on a hot Saturday
afternoon game. The Bartow
All Stars continued their
winning ways Sunday
evening by defeating a tough
West Volusia team 9-4.
Strong pitching by Daniel
Till, Ryan Pierce and Matt
Martin, combined with the
team's clutch hitting in the
bottom of the fifth inning,
secured the come-back win
for Bartow on Sunday night.
The Bartow team contin-
ues play on Tuesday at 7:30
p.m.


FWC Offers Alligator-Hunting Classes


The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) is offer-
ing alligator hunters no-
cost, three-hour classes to
help them prepare for the
Aug. 15 to Nov. 1 statewide
alligator harvest.
Reservations are not
required to attend a class.
This is an opportunity for
hunters who have never
participated in the state's
alligator hunts to learn what
hunting alligators is all
about.
Attendance is not
mandatory for licensed
hunters, but the FWC rec-
ommends participants
attend, especially if they
have never gator-hunted.
Class topics include prepar-
ing for the hunt, hunting
techniques and safety, har-
vesting and processing, car-
ing for alligator hide, and
alligator rules and regula-
tions.
Classes will be offered at
the following locations:
Saturday, July 14, 1-4
p.m., City of Apopka Fran


Carlton Center, 11 North
Forest Ave., Apopka. For
directions, call 407-703-
1741.
Wednesday, July 18, 6-9
p.m., Bryant Building,
Second Floor Auditorium,
620 South Meridian St.,
Tallahassee. For directions,
call 850-488-3831.
Saturday, July 21, 1-4
p.m., IGFA Fishing Hall of
Fame and Museum, 300
Gulf Stream Way, Dania
Beach. For directions, call
954-922-4212 or visit
http://www.igfa.org/mgi.as
p
Wednesday, July 25, 6-9
p.m., Paramount Plaza
Hotel and Suites, 2900
Southwest 13th St.,
Gainesville. For directions,
call 352-377-4000' or visit
http://www.paramount-
plaza.com/nmap.htm.
Saturday, July 28, 1-4
p.m., Florida State
Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S.
Highway 301 North, Tampa;
use the Orient Road
entrance. For directions, call
813-621-7821 or visit


http://www.floridastate-
fair.com.
Saturday, Aug. 4, 1-4
p.m., Okeechobee County
Civic Center, 1750 U.S.
Highway 98 North,
Okeechobee. For directions,
call 462-5195.
All hunt permits have
been sold for this year; how-
ever, an alligator trapping
agent permit is available at
the cost of $52. This enables
the agent to assist a licensed
trapper in taking alligators,
but only in the presence of
that trapper.
Permitted alligator
hunters can expect to
receive their licenses and
hide-validation tags by July
13.
Since 1988, the FWC has
offered alligator hunts,
which provide a hands-on
hunting experience unlike
any other.
For more information on
alligator hunts, visit
MyFWC.com/gators and
click on "Statewide Hunts."


When David Fleming
graduated from George
Jenkins High School in
Lakeland, he decided to stay
home and go far.
After earning BA and
MBA degrees from the
University of South Florida
Lakeland, he is a Ph.D. can-
didate at USF Tampa.
The USF Lakeland "Stay
home. Go far" tagline wasn't
introduced until after his
graduation, but Fleming
lists family and strong ties to
the area as reasons he
stayed in Lakeland.
"Starting at PCC for two
years and then continuing
at USF Lakeland seemed
like a natural fit," he said.
"The key for me was the
academic environment at
USF Lakeland. I enjoyed
having smaller classes,
receiving personal attention
and getting to know every-
one. I took a few classes in
Tampa, but it was nice to
stay close to home."
At USF Lakeland,
Fleming majored in psy-
chology with a minor in
business and graduated
summa cum laude. He then
earned an MBA degree at
USF Lakeland. He also
served for two years as pres-
ident of the Student
Governinent Association,
where he had the opportu-
nity to help plan the new
USF Lakeland campus.
"Plus I met my wife at
USF Lakeland!" he said with
a smile.
"David is a stellar person,


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one of our premier stu-
dents," says Assistant
Professor Andrew Artis,
Ph.D. "He's an ideal Ph.D.
student. He's now teaching
me things I wouldn't learn
on my own. I truly see us
more as colleagues than as
professor and student."
Artis says Fleming serves
as a metaphor for how far
USF Lakeland has come in
recent years. "In the past,
students like him would
have had to leave Polk
County. What's great is that
now they're finding what
they need right here at USF
Lakeland."
As a Ph.D. candidate in
the department of market-
ing at the USF College of
Business Administration,
Fleming is currently taking
classes and working on his
comprehensive paper,
which a committee must
review and approve before
he begins his dissertation.
For that project he is
researching the impact of
technology on marketing
and customer satisfaction.
To further his research,
SunTrust Bank in Lakeland
gave him access to its cus-
tomers and employees.
"The comprehensive
paper focuses on develop-
ing a scale to measure peo-
ple's perceptions of compa-
nies with regards to how
they deal with technology,"
says Fleming.
"Currently there are a lot
of measurements of how
individuals relate to tech-


nology, but none that look
at how customers view the
companies that they fre-
quent. SunTrust was gra-
cious enough to grant me
access to its branches in the
Lakeland area to conduct
this initial study, which will
let me construct a scale to
measure how both cus-
tomers and employees per-
ceive the relationship of the
company with technology."
Fleming aims to use that
scale in his dissertation,
which will look at the influ-
ence of those perceptions
on customer satisfaction
and retention.
"Because of the high cal-
iber of instructors here at
USF Lakeland, David had
the chance to do active,
hands-on research, which
was tremendous prepara-
tion for the Ph.D. program,"
says Artis. "That hands-on
experience is a key to USF
Lakeland's polytechnic con-
cept."
Fleming's success has
helped build a stronger
foundation for those who
follow in his footsteps.
"By continuing to work
with us he's now paying
back to USF Lakeland," says
Artis. "He's helped mentor
and train our research assis-
tants. And working with him
has helped me become a
better professor."
Looking ahead, Fleming
sees himself completing the
Ph.D. program and becom-
ing a university professor.


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