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Thunder and lightning are common this time of year, but
even with recent rains, rainfall is below normal in the
Southwest Florida Water Management District. Polk County
is part of the central area, where August's rainfall was just
.slightly below the month's normal rainfall. January through
July rainfall was about 7-1/2 inches below normal. This
lightning bolt was captured on a cell phone on Highway 17
just north of Bartow. - Photo by Peggy Kehoe

One Killed In FM Crash


Four young adults were
involved in a traffic accident
in Fort Meade early Sunday
morning around 2:30 a.m.
The single-vehicle acci-
dent happened on East
Broadway just west of the
Peace River Bridge when a
2004 Grand Prix Pontiac lost
control at the curve coming
to rest on its roof at the
bridge site, the police report
said.
Alfredo Rodriguez, 21,
was partially ejected and
pronounced dead at the


scene..
Other occupants of the
vehicle were Bertha
Aguilera, 17, and Alisa
Reynolds, 21, who were
treated at Bartow Regional
Medical. Center, and
Winston Sanchez, 22, who
received minor injuries.
Owner of the vehicle is
listed as Steven Spann, 25, of
Bartow.
The police report stated
the victims were not wearing
seat belts.


Public Hearing Tuesday



On Wind Meadows South


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher

A final vote is scheduled to be
taken Tuesday night on the contro-
versial Wind Meadows South
planned development of 835 homes
on E.E Griffin Road.
A public hearing will be held prior
to the vote.
Twice rejected by the city com-
mission, the plan has drawn intense
opposition from neighbors, who say
the 835 homes on 272 acres of land
will overload the road and will over-
tax Bartow's police and fires depart-
ments.
The developer, Highland Cassidy,
has filed suit each time the develop-
ment plan was rejected by the com-
mission. The developer's latest revi-
sion eliminates a small commercial
development and rental units as
part of the mix.
The commission voted 3-to-2 two
weeks ago to rescind its previous
denial of the zoning and to approve
"planned development" zoning for
the property. The action came after a
closed session in which a proposed
settlement of the lawsuit was pre-
sented to the commission.
Terms of that settlement have not
been made public.
The subdivision, to be built on
acreage that has been a citrus grove,


will have 585 homes on 70-foot wide
lots, and 250 homes on 55-foot lots,
according to a land use plan filed by
the developer.
Seventy feet is the narrowest
frontage allowed in R-1 zoning, the
most,dense single-family zoning in
the city code, but by rezoning from
R-1 to "planned development," the
developer can seek smaller lots.
Of the 272 acres, 76.6 acres are
designated as "open space" in the
city planner's analysis of the project.
The planning analysis acknowl-
edges that the city does not have
adequate police and fire protection
resources to serve the project, but
projects that "assets would be bud-
geted by both departments, for
approval by the city commission, to
provide this coverage in future years
as the project develops."
The projected sales price for
homes is $225,000.
The commission will meet on
Tuesday, one day later than usual,
because of today's Labor Day holi-
day.
A work session will begin at 5:30
p.m. at city hall, and the commis-
sion will reconvene for its regular
business meeting at 6:30.
Other items on the agenda:
* A decision by commissioners on
whether or not to vote themselves a
pay raise.


* Discussion of appointments, to
the Community Redevelopment
Agency and the board of adjust-
ments.
* Recognition of Jewell Denham
for her service on the beautification
board.
* Proclamation of Sept. 17 to 23 as
Constitution Week, and September
as National Library Card Sign-Up
Month.
* An appointment to the beautifi-
cation board.
* Approval of the 2007-08 budget
of the Community Redevelopment
Agency.
* A resolution authorizing to city
to borrow $926,446 from Chase
Equipment Leasing to finance vehi-
cles and equipment.
* Public hearings on:
(1) Adoption of the tax millage
rate for the 2007-08 fiscal year of
$3.2289 per $1,000 of taxable prop-
erty value. That rate represents the
nine-percent tax roll-back mandat-
ed by the Florida Legislature.
(2) Adoption of the tentative bud-
get for the coming fiscal year.
(3) Vacation of an easement on
the south side - of North
Washingtonia Court.
(4) An ordinance implementing
both year-round water conservation
measures and temporary water
shortage restrictions.


School Board Okays

Teachers, Para Raise
After a lengthy period of negotiations with the Polk
Education Association, the Polk County School Board
unanimously approved a raise for district teachers, paraed-
ucators, and educational support personnel last Tuesday.
All three saw salary raises of 4.25 percent on average.
Salaries in the district follow schedules of steps based on
the number of years the employee has worked. Each sched-
ule also has several different "levels," or tracks, based on cri-
teria such as advanced degrees.
Raises will be an additional increase this year applied
across all steps and levels.
The base pay for starting teachers is now $35,000, up
from $33,283.
Teachers with 23 or more years of experience have the
highest base pay, now $54,675, up from $52,327.
Base pay for starting school psychologists is now $47,279,
up from $44,797.
Salaries for starting paraeducators now range from
$11,893 to $28,589, depending on their area of expertise.
Starting educational support personnel will be paid from
$15,916 to $27,369, depending on the position.
Raises will be retroactive to July of this year. School
employees will receive the retroactive pay all at once on
either their September or October paychecks.
The salary schedules were ratified by the the Polk
Education Association last Monday.


County Attorney Jarret

To Resign Oct. 31


County Attorney Joseph
G. Jarret has give notice, and
will resign his post Oct. 31.
"After lengthy and prayer-
ful contemplation, I hereby
submit this letter as my
unqualified resignation
from the position of Polk
,County attorney," his resig-
nation letter, submitted on
Monday, said. "Needless to
say, upon my departure, I
strongly urge you to appoint
Linda McKinley to the posi-
tion of interim county attor-
ney."
Jarret, who has served as
county attorney for four and
a years, said he is proud of
his accomplishments in the
position, and was never dis-
satisfied with the job.
"When a person resigns
from a senior leadership
position, rumors abound
that he or she is a malcon-
tent," the letter said. "I
assure you that this js sim-
ply not the case. Over the


last year or so, I have
received several incredible
job offers or opportunities,
causing me to realize that
there exist positions out
there that would truly allow
me to exploit my talents,
abilities and education.
"Judging from what my
local government law peers
tell me, the Polk County
attorney's office is consid-
ered to be one of the best in
the state," the letter contin-
ued. "As such, I feel I am
leaving you in good hands."
In his tenure, Jarret was
named president of the
Florida Association of
County Attorneys, served as
director with the Local
Government Section of the
Florida Bar, and his office
has produced articles for
publication in various state,
national and international
law and public administra-
tion journals.


Night work on Main Street and four side streets helps Floral and Oak Avenues, and Wilson, Hendry, Florida, and
ease the inconvenience to motorists and offers slightly Jackson Avenues for one block north and south of Main
cooler temperatures to workers. Gibbs and Register of Street. - Staffphoto by Peggy Kehoe
Lakeland is milling and resurfacing Main Street between



A Day in DUI Court:



Laughter and Tears


By MIA DICKERSON
Last in a series

Applause erupted as Bill
walked up to the judge's
podium. The whole court
room applauded his
achievement of being pro-
moted to Phase 2 in the DUI
court program.
Circuit Judge Randall
McDonald warmly congrat-
ulated "Wrangler Bill," as he
and the rest of the court-
room nicknamed him, on
his accomplishments.
Judge McDonald said
that he, as well as the others
involved, want to see these
defendants succeed and
graduate through the DUI
program, a program which
deals with people who have
faced multiple charges of
driving under the influence
of intoxicants.
Drug court is managed by
a "working team": Lydia
Taylor (parole officer), Rick
Huntley (addiction coun-
selor), Pete Misslevick
(assistant state attorney),
and Judge McDonald.
The team involves them-
selves in their clients' lives
to help them achieve suc-


cess.
"We bend over back-
wards for these people,"
McDonald said. "We have
even helped some of them
to get jobs."
The team works to help
participants get in and out
of the building as quickly as
possible on drug/alcohol
testing days to minimize
disruption of their day lives,
work schedules, and family.
Before every bi-weekly
court gathering, the team
meets together and discuss-
es the progress and the
relapses of each client.
Judge McDonald shows
no sympathy for any of the
participants who have failed
drug or alcohol tests, or who
have been caught driving
when instructed not to.
These offenders sen-
tenced to jail for from seven
to 30 days, assigned com-
munity service averaging 30
hours, given a curfew of 8
p.m., and assigned addi-
tional monitoring.
"I told them not to play
games," Judge McDonald
said.
When the meeting comes
to an end, the judge heads


to his office to put on his
robe while a bailiff shows all
the clients in.
As they file in, Taylor
waves or mouths, "How are
you?" to the clients.
"All stand for the judge,"
the bailiff announces, and
after a moment, "You may
be seated."
DUI court is now in ses-
sion.
One by one, the judge
calls up, the clients who
have succeeded thus far in
the program and congratu-
lates them. The audience
applauds. Judge McDonald
gives each a choice: "You
can either stay or leave now,
and we will see you back in
another two weeks."
"Thank you for the great
offer, but I think I'll leave,"


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one of the participants
responded.
Everyone laughed at his
comment, including the
judge.
After all of the success
were acknowledged, Judge
McDonald said, "Okay that
stops the clappin', now here
comes the cryin'."
The laughter and the
lightheartedness in the
courtroom subsided, and
the demeanor became seri-
ous.
The judge now dealt the
clients who violated one or
more terms imposed by the
court.
First to the stand was
Denise, who already had
one strike against her for
previous accusations.
Judge McDonald told her
that she was being called up
because she had been
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2A The Polk County Democrat September 3,2007


Mr. and Mrs. Charles Losh
Celebrate 60th Anniversary


Spath Jewelers helps kick-start fundraising for the 2008
Bartow Relay for Life by donating a portion of all breast-
cancer-related sales to the Relay, like this necklace held by
Emily Spath. The Relay for Life will be held April 11-12. -
(Photo provided by Candy Grubbs)



Trek 10 Trails Program

Planned In the Fall


Friends of the Parks
Foundation has developed a
program to debut this fall in
conjunction with Florida
Greenways and Trails Month
that will provide residents
and visitors an opportunity
to experience the wide range
of trails Polk County has to
offer.
Trek 10 Trails will launch
on Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. until
noon at the Fort Fraser
Trailhead in Highland City.
A fun event for the whole
family, the kick-off celebra-
tion will announce complete
details on how participants
qualify to become a member
of the elite Trek 10 Trails Trail
Walkers Club.
The premiere event will
feature exhibitors and ven-
dors with free information
on trail safety, health-related
issues, and the latest phe-
nomenon in outdoor adven-
ture - geocaching.
Participants will even
have an opportunity to cus-
tom-make a walking stick to
chart and personalize hiking
treks.
While Polk County has
more than 125 miles of
paved and unpaved trails,
Trek 10 Trails will feature 10
trails for trekking between
October 2007 and the finale
in September 2008.
Some of the trails will
have sponsored events with


bonus rewards to qualify for
membership in the Trek 10
Trails Trail Walkers Club.
The trails include
approved geocaches which
can be located with or with-
out a GPS unit.
One of the best rewards
for participating in a cache
hunt is the adventure of sim-
ply being outdoors.
Register early by Sept. 26,
and receive a VIP invitation
to the Oct. 6 kick-off celebra-
tion and a chance to win one
of several GPS units to be
awarded.
If you are unable to attend
the kick-off event, Celebrate
Nature passport journals
will be available beginning
Oct. 6 at Polk Outpost 27,
Central Florida's Interactive
Visitor Information Center
located on Highway 27, a
half mile south of 1-4, exit 55.
Participants also may
obtain a journal by mail by
calling Polk Outpost 27 at 1-
800-828-7655, Code TT.
To preview the program
and register for the Oct. 6
event, visit the Friends web-
site: http://www.friendsoft-
heparks.net/TrekTenTrails.h
tml.
For more information
contact Marian Ryan, 293-
6961, mryan@pipevines.net,
or Glenda Mink, 534-4340,
glendamink@ pol k-
county.net.


Caregivers Need Care Too


Caregivers need care, too.
That's the message Dr.
Aryn Bush of the University
of South Florida Lakeland
delivered at a meeting earli-
er this summer of an
Alzheimer's Support Group
in Winter Haven.
Dr. Bush is a cognitive
aging psychologist with
USF's School of Aging
Studies and the USF
Lakeland Rath Senior
ConNEXTions and
Education Center.
"Caring for another per-
son is extremely demand-
ing," said Dr. Bush. "Even
moderate caregiving for a
relatively independent loved
one can produce unhealthy
levels of stress and anxiety
that render the caregiver
susceptible to a host of
physical and mental health
conditions.
"If not immediately and
effectively addressed, the
caregiver's physical and
mental health can take a
back seat to the physical and
mental health of the care
recipient - often with dire
results."
In her presentation, Dr.
Bush shared the warning
signs and effects of caregiver
stress and depression. and
offered effective coping
strategies. An excellent
resource, she noted, is the
Rath Center, which offers
information, referrals and
caregiver support groups.
, "By using outside
resources, caregivers will


have more time to focus on
caring for themselves -
even it's only five minutes a
day," said Dr. Bush. "Caring
for the caregiver will dimin-
ish stress levels and lessen
the likelihood of spiraling
into depression. That's the
bottom line: caring for the
caregiver."
The University of South
Florida Lakeland Rath
Senior ConNEXTions and
Education Center offers
older adult educational pro-
grams, services, resources,
and referrals.
For details call 533-5925.
For information on the
USF Lakeland Speakers
Bureau, call 667-7055.


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Charles and Lois Losh of Bartow celebrated their 60th
wedding anniversary at a family party in Jenson Beach. The
couple married in Valdosta on Aug. 31, 1947. - Photo pro-
vided



Polk Outpost To Hold

Farmers' Market In Fall
Since March, Polk Local farmers will sell
Outpost 27 has assisted fresh fruits and vegetables,
20,000 visitors find their way and other vendors will come
to local flavors throughout with homemade items, such
the county. as jams, breads and local
Now, they are going a step crafts.
further and bringing some of The farmers market will
those local flavors right to take place again on Sept. 15,
Polk Outpost 27. Oct. 13, Nov. 24 and Dec. 15.
On Sept. 15, they will host Local vendors who are
a farmers market from 9 a.m. interested in. taking part in
until 2 p.m. , upcoming events must pre-
* This will be the first of register. ,.
several farmers market Space is limited to the
events that will occur at the first 30 qualified vendors.
interactive visitor center this To register, call Cynthia
year. Cook at 420-2586.
"The farmers market will Polk Outpost 27 is located
be a great addition to the at 101 Adventure Court in
events surrounding Polk Davenport, just south of
Outpost 27 - visitors and Interstate 4 on Highway 27
residents alike will enjoy (exit 55).
seasonal produce and other For more information,
items unique to our area," contact Polk Outpost 27 at 1-
said Mark Jackson, Polk. 800-828-7655, or visit
County's tourism and sports www.visitcentralflorida.org.
marketing director.


Backyard Gardener Fest Nov. 3


A Backyard Gardener
Festival and Plant Sale will
be held at the Polk County
Extension Service, 1702
Highway 17 South in Bartow,
on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sponsored by Polk
County Master Gardeners,
the tour will offer demon-
stration gardens and educa-
tional workshops (water
conservation in the land-


scape, landscaping with
native plants, plant propa-
gation, and lawncare).
Soil sampling and a plant
clinic will be open as well,
and Florida-friendly plants,
books, melaleuca mulch,
rain barrels, compost bins,
and micro-irrigation kits will
be available for sale.
For more information,
call 519-8677.


Free Cookie For ACS Donation


Crispers Restaurant has
partnered with the
American Cancer Society in
Making Strides Against
Breast Cancer.
To register or make a


donation to Making Strides,
visit a local Crispers on Sept.
4 or Sept. 18, and receive a
free large chocolate chip
cookie for your donation.


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Charles Jervis
To Celebrate
90th Birthday
A drop-in card shower will
be held for Charles R. Jervis,
in honor of his 90th birthday,
on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 2 to
:4 p.m., at 1670 Lakeside
Drive in Bartow.
In lieu of gifts, the family
requests guests bring cards
including special memories
they have of Mr. Jervis.
Call 519-9510 for direc-
tions.


Charles R. Jervis


Award-winning local
artist Toni Treverton will
teach painting in watercolor,
oils and acrylics, drawing,
and portrait painting at two
Lakeland locations this fall.
Treverton will teach at
The Artist Within, 123
Kentucky Ave., on Tuesdays,
starting Sept. 11. She also
will teach at Kelly Recreation
Center, 404 Imperial Blvd.,
on Wednesday, starting
Sept. 5.
Interested students
should call and register at
these locations as soon as
possible to secure a place in


Community Life


the classes.
Tuesday's classes at the
Artist Within will be water-
color in 'the morning;, oil,
acrylic, and pastel painting
in the afternoon; and por-
trait painting, all media, in
the evening.
Wednesday's classes at
Kelly Rec. will cover drawing
in the morning, oil and
acrylic in the afternoon, and
watercolor in the evening.
To register for the classes,
call the Artist Within at 683-
2787, or Kelly Rec. at 648-
3284.


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The Bartow City Commission is

currently accepting applications from

residents who would like to

volunteer on various boards and

commissions for The City of Bartow.

City residents who are interested in

participating can pick up a volunteer

application form at the City Clerk s

Office at 450 N. Wilson Avenue or

call to have one mailed or faxed. For

more information call 534-0100.


Please be advised that if you desire to appeal from any decisions made as a
result of the above hearing or meeting, you will need a record of the
proceedings and in some cases a verbatim record is required, You must
make your own arrangements to produce this record. (Florida Statute
286.0105)

If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order
to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please contact City Clerk Linda R. Culpepper
at 450 N. Wilson Avenue, P.O. Box 1069, Bartow, Florida 3-3831-1069 or
phone (863) 534-0100 within 2 working days of your receipt of this
meeting notification; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-
8771. (Florida Statute 286.26)


Spotlight

On Cancer

Lecture
A lecture on the history of
breast implants and their
use in reconstruction will be
the topic of the next
"Spotlight on Cancer" lec-
ture presented by the
Watson Clinic Foundation.
The speaking engage-
ment will be held Thursday,
Sept. 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the
Center for Cancer Care &.
Research board room, 1730
Lakeland Hills Boulevard in
Lakeland.
The speaker for the
,evening will be Dr. Faeza
Kazmier, a plastic surgeon
practicing at the Watson
Clinic Women's Center.
Dr. Kazmier will provide
the latest information avail-
able, and an open question
and answer session will fol-
low the lecture.
Admission to the
"Spotlight on Cancer" lec-
ture is free.
Since seating is limited,
interested participants
should reserve a spot by call-
ing the Watson Clinic
Foundation at 802-6220.


Painting, Drawing Classes at
Kelly Rec., The Artist Within


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September 3, 2007 The Polk County Democrat 3A


Schools & Education


Take Stock in Children

Scholars Go Back to School


Take Stock in Children
scholarship recipients par-
ticipated in a Back To School
Workshop sponsored by the
Polk Education Foundation
(PEF) on Aug. 11 at Christ
Community Church in
Winter Haven.
The students have been
awarded scholarships based
on financial need and acad-
emic potential. They will
receive the tuition scholar-
ship after their graduation
from high school if they
maintain good grades,
attendance and behavior
through out high school.
At the workshop, atten-
dees were instructed in col-
lege preparation tips and


financial aid information by
Dick Mullenax, former
director of the Polk
Education Foundation and
long time scholarship
administrator.
All of the students in
attendance were given
backpacks and school sup-
plies donated by Office
Depot, Starbucks and the
Polk Education Foundation.
Office Depot also donated a
$500 gift card to the PEE
For more information
about the Take Stock in
Children Scholarship or on
how to be a mentor to one of
these students, call Susan
Fenich at 519-8077.


PCC Coding and Medical FSC Ranked in Top Five
Transcript Students Graduate South Baccalaureate Colleges


Thirty-three Polk
Community College Coding
and Medical Transcription
students recently graduated
and received their certifi-
cates.
The 2007 coding gradu-
ates are: Auburndale -
Rachel Hickman, Linda
McRight; Davenport -
Brittany Lancaster, Edna
Matos; Haines . City -
Cynthia Benton, Carla
Williams; Lake Wales -
Deborah Jane Griffin, Tami
Hansen, Latonia Searight;
Lakeland - Sylvia
Anderson, Erica Averett,
Pamela Brock, Shannon
Crisp, Angela Drew, Rose


Gentry, Paula Holdeman,
Bridgette Montford, Nancy
Parrish; St. Cloud - Maggie
Benge; Winter Haven -
Shelbi Callahan, Charyssee
McGee, Lisa Newberry, and
Carolyn Parrish.
The 2007 medical tran-
scription certificate gradu-
ates include: Bartow -
Sharon Hammerburg; Fort
Meade - Shana Foster;
Halifax, Va. - Melissa
Barton; Lakeland - Kathy
Hadden, Jennifer Rodriguez;
Winter Haven - Prudence
Ashley, Jackie Broten, Helen
Johnson, Linda Moment,
and Jennifer Swanson.


Florida Southern College
jumped to fifth place posi-
tion among the nation's Best
Baccalaureate Colleges in
the South in the college
rankings published by U.S.
News & World Report.
This is the first time in the
history of the rankings that
Florida Southern has-ranked
in the top five. The college.
also moved up to fourth
place in the magazine's
"Best Value" category.
For its Best Baccalaureate
Colleges rankings, U. S.
News & World Report rates
institutions in the areas of
student quality, graduation
and retention rates, faculty
quality, class size, and alum-
ni giving, among other crite-
ria.


The publication defines
baccalaureate institutions
as those that focus on
undergraduate education
and offer a range of degree
programs in the liberal arts
and in professional fields
such as business, education,
and nursing.
U.S. News determines its
Best Value ranking using a
formula that relates a
school's academic quality,
as indicated by its U.S. News
ranking, to the net cost of
attendance for a student
who receives the average
level of need-based finan-
cial aid. The higher the qual-
ity of the program and the
lower the cost, the better the
value.


Aun APExasa Thn E r Be 'If Harry Potter Ran General Electric' Author
And AP Exams Than Ever Before To Speak at FSC Opening Convocation


According to a national
release of SAT results, 97,366
of Florida's 2007 high school
graduates took the SAT -
the largest number of
Florida students to ever take
the test.
This number equates to
an increase of 3 percent
(2,765 graduates) over the
previous year, which sur-
passes the national increase
of 2 percent.
In addition, the number
of Florida test takers as a
percentage of high school
graduates was up slightly -
from 63 percent to 63.6 per-
cent - whereas the national
percentage dipped slightly
(down to 48.1 percent from
48.2 percent in 2006).
The College Board also
released Advanced
Placement (AP) results, and
for the second year in a row,
Florida had the, greatest
one-year increase in the
number of public school AP
exam-takers when com-
pared to all other states
from 2006 to 2007.
"Florida's SAT and AP
results send a clear message
that more and more stu-
dents are recognizing the
value of higher education
and the role it can play in
creating a lifetime of suc-
cess," said Education
Commissioner Jeanine
Blomberg.
"I am proud of the level of
interest our students have
shown in taking college
entrance exams and higher
level coursework. Only
through a more educated
and prepared workforce will
Florida be equipped to meet
the challenges of the 21st
century."
,Florida continues to see
steady increases in the per-
centage of minority stu-
dents taking the SAT.
Overall, minority student
participation has increased


to 46 percent, up from 44
percent in 2006.
Nationwide, minority stu-
dents represented 39 per-
cent of the test taking popu-
lation.
In Florida, African-
American students com-
prise 14 percent of the test
takers, compared to 12 per-
cent nationwide. Hispanic.
students in Florida com-
prise 23 percent of the test-
takers, compared to 12 per-
cent nationwide.
Even with increased stu-
dent participation, Florida's
average combined reading
and math SAT score
remained the same as last
year (993). Scores were up
one point on the reading
portion and down one point
on the math and writing
portions.
At the same time, the
total score of the nation
went down four points -
one point on the reading
portion and three points on
the math and writing por-
tions.
While Florida's overall
score was the same as last
year, the scores of minority
students climbed. In com-
parison to last year, Florida
African-American students
increased their scores by six
points and Hispanic stu-
dents by one point.
Nationally, the scores for
African-American and
Hispanic students dropped
- one and two points
respectively.
Students in the Sunshine
State continue to excel in AP
participation and perfor-
mance. From 2006 to 2007,
the number of Florida AP
exam takers increased by 14
percent (from 90,677 to
103,547 exam takers) com-
pared to approximately 10
percent for the nation.
Increases in Florida AP
exam takers were highest.


among minority students.
Overall, the number of
minority students taking AP
exams in Florida increased
by 18 percent. According to
the College Board, Florida
had the greatest one-year
increase in the number of
African-American public
school AP exam takers when
compared to all other states
and the second greatest
increase in the number of
Hispanic exam takers. The
number of Florida African-
American AP exam takers
increased 29 percent and
.the number of Hispanic
exam takers by 12 percent.
Florida also had the sec-
ond greatest increase in the
number of students passing
(receiving grades of 3-5) AP
exams when compared to all
other states from 2006 to
2007. The number of exams
awarded a passing score (3-
5) increased by 13 percent in
Florida compared to 9 per-
cent for the nation.
Additionally, the number
of Florida public school
tenth graders taking the
Preliminary SAT/National
Merit Scholarship
Qualifying Test
(PSAT/NMSQT), which is
offered free-of-charge to all
Florida tenth . graders,
increased slightly from 2005
to 2006 - up from 67 percent
to 67.6 percent. Again,
Florida saw increases in the
percentage of African-
American and Hispanic
tenth-grade students taking
the PSAT/NMSQT. .
For more details on
Florida's performance on
the SAT and AP, visit
www.fldoe.org/evaluation/.
To learn more about
Florida's partnership with
the College Board, log on to
the website www.college-
board.com/floridapartner-
ship.


After-School Programs Seek Students, Mentors


The 21st Century
Community Learning
Centers program, a federally
funded after-school pro-
gram at 12 Polk County
sites, has openings for stu-
dents.
, There is no cost to attend
the after-school programs
and students do not have to
attend the schools or live at
the sites where the after-
school programs take place.
The schools and sites for
the free after-school pro-
grams are in Auburndale,
Bartow, Davenport, Eloise,
Lake Wales, Lakeland and
Winter Haven. Activities of
the after-school programs
include academic instruc-
tion, art and fitness.
More than 3,000 students
participated in 21st Century
Community Learning
Centers after-school pro-
grams during the 2006-2007
school year. The after-
school programs begin Sept.
10..
The after-school sites are
listed according to location:

Bartow
Bartow Middle, 550 East


Clower Street
Gibbons,
Elementary,
Gibbons Street

Lake WV
Polk Avenue
110 East Polk Av
Spook Hill
321 Dr. J.A. Wilt
East


The 21st
Community


Centers is also looking for
Street volunteers to work with stu-
1860 East dents at the sites. High
school students needing to
fulfill community service
ales hours or senior citizens will-
Elementary, ing to share their interests
venue and hobbies with students
Elementary, are ideal candidates as vol-


shire Avenue


Century
Learning


unteers.
For registration or volun-
teer information, call Valla
Fotiades or Brenda Kearse at
291-5355.


Tom Morris, bestselling
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college's .opening convoca-
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The event will take place
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"If Harry Potter Ran General
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the University of North
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has been honored as a
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Editorial


Don't Disenfranchise Florida Democrats


The Democratic National bound to create resentment against dates.
Committee has unfairly disenfran- the party and its nominee. low;
chised millions of Florida voters in The Jan. 29 primary for both New H
selection of their party's presidential Republican and Democratic nomi- prima:
candidate. nees for president was chosen by a held
The DNC, in a fit of pettiness and Le-gislature elected by Florida voters events
petulance, ruled that delegates to make such decisions. Febru
selected in Florida's Jan. 29 presi- In Florida's Democratic primary The
dential primary will not be seated process, the primary election votes nation
because the date violates party rules determine the number of delegates Nevad
intended to preserve the traditional each candidate wins. up th(
role of New Hampshire and Iowa in Those delegates, who are pledged more '
the primary process. to vote for their candidate in the Soul
Given the closeness of recent- national convention in Denver, 29, th


presidential elections and the
importance to both parties of carry-
ing Florida, the move to disenfran-
chise Floridians stands to hurt the
Democratic party more than it does
the state's Democratic voters
because this cavalier action is


.would forfeit their votes, leaving
Florida's Democrats unrepresented
at the convention.
Florida is one of several states that
moved up its primary election date
in order to wield more influence in
the selection of presidential candi-


official
sentat:
pick IF
largest
prima]
If to
gates


a, which holds a caucus, and
Hampshire, which conducts a
ry election, traditionally have
their presidential selection
s in late January and early
ary.
Republican and Democratic
nal committees encouraged
la and South Carolina to move
eir primary dates to create a
diverse field of voters.
th Carolina's primary is Jan.
e same as Florida's. If party
ls wanted diverse and repre-
ive early primaries, why not
Florida, which would be the
t and most diverse of the early
ries?
ssing out all of Florida's dele-
isn't bad enough, the DNC's


"solution" is worse. The committee
told its Florida officials they could
remedy the situation by holding a
binding, party-funded primary after
Feb. 5, the earliest date allowed by
the party. Having two primary elec-
tions would add more chaos to an
already chaotic primary process.
Both parties have known for years
that the primary process is absurdly
flawed. Traditional events, such as
Super Tuesday, which helped pare
down large fields to bona fide con-
tenders, are gone. Today, nomadic
primary dates add confusion to
what is the second most important
vote cast every four years.
The DNC should resolve the
Florida primary situation quickly
and without disenfranchising mil-
lions of voters.


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"Choosing your president is OUR business!"

OUR READERS SAY

Citizens: Attend the Hearing


;.BARTOW - Citizens of
Bartow: Do your care about
packed-out classrooms and
glutted roads?
Before new state laws take
effect in 2008 and 2010, only
you, the citizens, can pro-
vide the influence to save
our community from
ruinous fast growth.
Two separate times sever-
al months apart, the Bartow
city commission has coura-
geously voted down an addi-
tional 850-plus homes on
E.E Griffin Road.
Two separate times after
the rich and powerful devel-
oper sued the city, the com-,
mission has backed down.
Neither time did the com-
mission give the court a
chance to decide once and
for all whether this develop-
ment violates the city's com-
prehensive plan for growth,
and should not be legally
justified.
The comp plan clearly
calls for new areas to be
compatible with existing
uses. In the case of E.E.
Griffin Road, the existing
neighborhood historically
has been rural, with half-
acre to five-acre and larger
lots still in place, dotted with
barns, rural outbuildings,
chickens, horses, cattle, one
plant nursery, one vegetable
farm, and at least one pig.
Citizens, after those
months of valuing the quali-
ty of life and marketability of


Bartow, the commission
now seems dangerously
ready to say "yes" to an
exploding growth night-
mare.
This particular developer,
who has promoted this Wind
Meadows development as
being close to "shopping in
Lakeland" seems in a crush-
ing hurry, although the city
planner acknowledged pub-
licly that new home pur-
chases have been slow.
So why the hurry?
Could developers be try-
ing to circumvent Florida's
new concurrency laws?
These laws will require that
school facilities and roads be
in place before develop-
ments are approved. By the
time these laws take effect, it
will be too late for Bartow
unless your commission
take a stand Tuesday night.
Bartow High School
already is at nearly 90 per-
cent capacity. After the
developments the county
already has allowed on
County Road 540-A, in
Highland City, George
Jenkins High School already
is at around 120 percent,
according to school board
figures.
Nearly every Bartow High
classroom already is being
used by two and sometimes
even three teachers. Class
sizes have put more students
than desks in some class-
rooms, and up eight or 10


more students than comput
ers in at least one class
where learning compute
use is the goal.
Citizens, come encourage
the commission to vote no
only against packed class
rooms, but against traffic
gridlock.
State Dept. o
Transportation figures shove
that if the Bartow commis
sion allows the total Win(
Meadows development
plan, their entire nev
packed pocket of roofs wi]
put an average of 11,15(
trips a day onto E.E Griffi]
Road, Lyle Parkway, ant
nearby roads.
In peak hours, for exam
pie on weekday mornings
about 25,875 feet of vehicle
will be coming out of thi
one development alone -
or nearly five miles of car
and trucks. That's a line o
cars and trucks that woulc
stretch from Catfish Countr
south around and onto LylI
Parkway.
Citizens of Bartow, comic
to the city commission
meeting Tuesday at 6:30
Your support is crucial nov
to give the commissioner
courage to say "no" to thE
harmful growth they vote
down twice before, but nov
seem ready to approve.
Why? Come ask at thE
public hearing Tuesday a
6:30.
TERRY FROST


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

Anything for a Colum

Columnists, as you may but profuse sweating, pallor, morni
have noticed, will do almost extreme weakness, and A vi
anything for material to some other symptoms many
write about. . which are not really appro- as a h
After more than 43 years private for post-dinner dis- that d)
of writing this column twice cussion. They were severe to ad'
a week, it gets a little tricky enough that after a half hour that
to come up with new ideas. or so, Mary asked if I thought assume
I have, for example: I was having a heart attack. nary.)
* Rappelled out of a per- "I don't know," I replied The
fectly good helicopter from weakly, with remarkable was s]
an altitude of 60 feet on a candor. consec
half-inch nylon rope, Within five minutes, there Kool-A
despite my fear of heights. were four Bartow firefighters cup.
* Walked into the middle and two Polk County EMS Tha
ofoneoftheGreatPyramids, paramedics at the office. the n
bending over at the waist to They were as courteous and doctor
fit through the tunnel, professional a bunch of sign a
despite my claustrophobia. young men and women as effect
* Been in the delivery ever you could ask for to a mer
room for the birth of my son, come save your life. geon v
despite my annoying habit They hooked me up to of hu]
of fainting at the sight of what I presume was a leave.
blood. portable EKG machine, and I Cleo
* Had a Pacemaker guess I must have had at course
implanted, because after all least a -marginally passing 'nurses
those other adventures, it grade, because they sound- The
seemed like a shame not to ed ,more solicitous than one p
be around for a few more. alarmed when they suggest- relapsE
Well, last week, I carved ed that they take me to the do an
another notch on my adven- emergency room. I was in no ing, bu
ture six-shooter. condition to argue. uminir
I remember an unhurried That's
s Along about 9 o'clock ride in an ambulance, sticking
r Wednesday night, I walked delayed by a freight train, to At
to Mary's office at the other Bartow Regional Medical after(
e end of our building (people Center, and what I thought work
t sometimes ask me what it's was about 20 minutes in the not -
- like to work in the same emergency room. Mary tells have
c place as your wife; I advise me it was closer to three intend
them that offices at opposite hours. up for
)f ends of the building make By then, they had elimi-
v for a good start) and told her nated heart attack, and had And
- I was feeling queasy. narrowed the diagnosis to an bright
d Within an hour, I was intestinal blockage or a viral been v
It experiencing many of the infection. Smart money was a baby
w symptoms of a heart attack. on the latter, a diagnosis that to take
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BARTOW - My wife and
I, along with most of the six
grandsons we took with us
to Gold Head Branch State
Park, near Gainesville, for
five days last week, arrived
home Friday afternoon. We
have been going there often
from 1970. We started going
during Easter breaks when
my daughter was six months
old. She is now; well you can
count.
It had been a few years
from our last visit. When we
arrived last Monday my
heart sank. What once
appeared, almost, to be one
huge lake had regressed to
not much more than three
puddles. The pier at the
swimming area had been
taken away as had been an
observation deck further
around the lake.
The water had receded to
where the swimming area
bottom was no longer sand,
but mud. The boys didn't
seem to notice, but only two
of them had ever witnessed


the earlier beauty of the
three, joined together, lakes.
My memory, however is
vivid, of how beautiful these
bodies of water were years
ago. It is sad. I was prompted
to write about this when I
read the letter from Mr.
Garry Lahey in the Aug. 16
issue of the Democrat under
"Bartow's Future Looks
Bright." He made a good
point in regard to "the sensi-
ble growth planning."
I would like to add that if
we citizens continue to be
good, or even better, stew-
ards of our resources, those
resources may be there for
our children and their chil-
dren.
This past Tuesday morn-
ing, I awoke a bit before my
wife and our grandsons. I
slipped out to enjoy the early
morning of a new day. I
observed quite a few vari-
eties of birds and two deer as
I walked down to what is the
smallest of the three, used-
to-be-adjoining, lakes.


n Idea

ng.
ral infection produces
of the same symptoms
eart attack, except for
ying part. (And thanks
vances in medicine,
is no longer the
ied result of a coro-

remainder of my visit
pent consuming four
cutive meals of broth,
Aid, and popsicle-in-a-

t, and trying to charm
urses into getting a
S-any doctor - to
a discharge order. So
ve was my charm that
e 18 hours later, a sur-
vith a wonderful sense
mor told me I could

early, I need a refresher
e in how ttf charm

doctor said there 'is
recaution to avoid a
e: I must never again
y housework, includ-
it not limited to, vacu-
g and dishwashing.
my story, and I'm
.g to it.
any rate, by Friday
oon, I was back at
and feeling fine. I did
- despite rumors -
a heart attack, nor do I
to. I am not that hard
a column idea.

I I'm looking at the
side: It could have
worse; if I were having
, they would have had
me to Lakeland.


When I arrived at the boat
ramp, I found it chained off
and a sign posted a few feet
to one side which read;
"Lake Levels- At one time
'Little' and 'Big' Lake
Johnson were thriving lakes
providing swimming, canoe-
ing, fishing and boating to
park visitors. Boats were
once launched from the boat
ramp located just to your
right. Today, due to severe
drought conditions and
local development, little
water is left in these lakes.
Visitors may still enjoy limit-
ed swimming and canoe-
ing." I cried.
I hope this is not the sign
that our children someday
read where once were beau-
tiful lakes in and around
Bartow. This depends a great
deal upon our wisdom, or
the lack thereof, in how we
preserve our wetlands and
control development.

MIKE GOFF


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Charlene K.
Douglas
Charlene K. Douglas, 49,
of Bartow, died Wednesday,
Aug. 29, 2007.
Born in Fort Lauderdale
on March 26, 1958, Ms.
Douglas was a lifelong resi-
dent of Bartow and -Fort
Meade.
She was a cook/waitress.
Survivors include her
daughter, Wannah "Sis"
Vaughn of Bartow; a son,
David DeVane of Bartow;
and five grandchildren.
No services are planned.
Arrangements: McLean
Funeral Home in Fort
Meade.


Dan Arnold Nemeth

Dan Arnold

Nemeth
Dan Arnold Nemeth, 57,
of Lakeland, died Sunday,
Sept. 2, 2007, at Lakeland
Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Nemeth was a 1969
graduate of Bartow High
School.
He was a chemical plant
operator for AZ Products for
25 years. He also served in
the Florida National Guard,
and was Baptist.
, Mr. Nemeth was preceded
in death by his parents,
Joseph and Doris Nemeth;
and a brother, Don Nemeth.
Survivors include his
daughter, Danette Nemeth
Couey of Lakeland; daugh-
ter, Angie Nemeth Toelle of
Bell; a brother, Berry
Nemeth of Commerce, Ga.;
sister, Margie LaFlam of
Mulberry; and six grandchil-
dren.
Arrangements: Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in
Bartow.
Condolences may be
made at www.whiddenm-
cleanfuneralhome.com.


Alfredo Rodriguez

Alfredo
Rodriguez
Alfredo Rodriguez, 21, of
Fort Meade, died Sunday,
Sept. 2, 2007, in Fort Meade,
from injuries he sustained in
an automobile accident.
* Born in Winter Haven on
Nov. 23, 1985, Mr. Rodriguez
was a lifelong resident of
Fort Meade.
He was employed by
McDonald Construction. He
was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include his
fiance, Nora Garcia of Fort
Meade; his parents, Rafael
and Fransisca Rodriguez of
Fort Meade; a step-son,
Miguel Rodriguez of Fort
Meade; a daughter, Maria
Rodriguez of Fort Meade;
two brothers, Juan Antonio
Rodriguez of Wauchula and
Rafael Rodriguez, III, of
Bartow; and a sister, Isabelle
Rodriguez of Alturas.
Visitation: Wednesday,
Sept. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., at
Hancock Funeral Home in
Fort Meade.
The funeral: Thursday,
Sept. 6, at 10:30 a.m., at St.
Elizabeth Ann Seton
Catholic Church, Fort
Meade.


Pad M.
Cook
Pad M. Cook, 59, died of
cancer Thursday, Aug. 30,
2007, at his home in Bartow.
Born in Atlanta on April 2,
1948, Mr. Cook was the son
of the late Joseph E Cook, Sr.,
and Hazel Cook. He moved
to Bartow from Lakeland,
where he had resided since
1975.
He was self-employed,
and worked as a carpenter
and investor.
Survivors include his wife
of 31 years, Janet Cook; a
son, Joseph Martin Cook of
Bartow; his mother, Hazel
Cook of Jackson, Ga.; a sister,
Judith Ann Brown of
Jackson, Ga.; and two broth-
ers, Charles Henry Cook of
Woodstock, Ga., and Joseph
E Cook, Jr., of Westminster,
S.C.
Services will be held
Friday, Sept. 7, at 4 p.m., at
the Stanford Inn, 555 East
Stanford Street, Bartow. A
reception will immediately
follow the service.
Arrangements: Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in
Bartow.
Condolences may be
made at www.whiddenm-
cleanfuneralhome.com.


Rosalie Thielen White

Rosalie Thielen

White


Rosalie Thielen White, 91,
died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007.
Born in Dorrance, Kan.,
Mrs. White moved to Bartow
in 1948.
She was a homemaker,
and an active member of St.
Thomas Catholic Church.
Mrs. White was preceded
in death by her husband,
Curtis E. White; brothers,
Gail Thielen, Paul Thielen,
and Leroy Thielen; and sis-
ters, Lucille Bronson and Jo
Moore.
Survivors include her
daughters, Betty
Wetherington and husband,
Ken, of Bartow, and Virginia
Bush and husband, Ed, of
Winter Haven; brothers,
Dick Thielen of North
Carolina and Gilbert Thielen
of Boca Raton; grandchil-
dren, Pam Perdue Mitchell,
Joy Watson, Donna Helms,
Janie Bell, Maria
Wetherington, and Ken
Wetherington, Jr.; 10 great-
grandchildren; and two
great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Wednesday,
Sept. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., at
Whidden-McLean Funeral
Home in Bartow.
The funeral: Thursday,
Sept. 6, at 11 a.m., at St.
Thomas Catholic Church in
Bartow.
Memorial contributions:
Cornerstone Hospice, 1285
First Street South, Winter
Haven; or St., Thomas
Catholic Church, 1305 Mann
Road, Bartow, 33830.
Condolences may be
made at www.whiddenm-
cleanfuneralhome.com.


Obituaries


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caught driving her car
multiple times by witnesses
in the program, as well as by
Taylor (her parole officer).
The judge asked her why
she had driven. She said she
had to drive because no one
else could take her where
she wanted to go.
Judge McDonald remind-
ed Denise that she had been
told, as well as all the rest of
the defendants, that she
could call anyone from the
team (including himself) if
she were caught in a
predicament.
He ordered her to serve
30 days in jail, perform 30
hours of community ser-
vice, be put on a monitoring
system, and to observe an 8
p.m. curfew.
Denise tried to argue
about her jail sentencing,
saying it might cause her to
lose her job.
Denise's mother called
out, "Please, you honor."
The judge said that if she
felt 30 days were not fair, she
could drop out of the pro-
gram and face a sentence of
up to a year in jail.
Denise called across the
courtroom to her mom to
ask what she should do, and
ended up deciding to serve
the 30 days.
"You have two strikes
against you now; one more
and you're out," McDonald
warned.
Each additional client
who had lapsed was called
before the judge for sen-
tencing.
One was Shirley. When
asked what her defense was
to a blood alcohol content
(BAC) level of 0.11 percent
when the legal limit is 0.08
percent, her only excuse was
that she had eaten some
"bourbon chicken," and
rinsed with mouthwash
before the test.
"Did you eat the whole
chicken, and chug the whole
bottle of mouthwash before
you took the test?" Judge
McDonald asked.
He asked if she could
remember the first thing
that he ever told her when
she entered the program.
She could not.
"I told you 'don't play
games with me,' "
McDonald said:
Toward the end of the
session, the judge solicited


Rabies Found In Lakeland


Polk County Sheriff's
Animal Control Officers
responded to the Fish
Hatchery area off Memorial
Boulevard in Lakeland at 11
a.m. on Monday, Aug. 27, in
response to a raccoon car-
cass.
The officers submitted
the carcass to the state lab
and the lab results, which
were returned to the agency
on Aug. 29, show that the
animal tested positive for
the rabies virus.
According to Animal
Control, this is only the sec-
ond positive rabies test
found in the county so far
this year.
The raccoon carcass does
appear to have come into


contact with other animals,
possibly dogs.
For more information,
call the Polk County Sheriff's
Animal Control Section at
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questions from the clients.
Some asked when they
could get their suspended
licenses back, and others
asked for relief from fees
charged by the program.
The program is funded
partially by client fees: $20
for drug/alcohol tests, $30
to $40 per month for proba-
tion program expenses, and
$175 per month to support
the DUI court.
"We recognize that they
might not have the money,
and considering their
income, we are more than
willing to give them a
break," McDonald said. "We
give them extra time to pay
off the costs. We are just try-
ing to break even with the
grant money that we
attained."
After the questions were
answered, the judge said
everyone could leave except
for the newcomers.
When everyone new to
the program was lined up in
front of the judge, he laid
down the law.
"We can be the best
friend you've ever had, or
the worst enemy you've ever
seen. We are trying to help
you out in the best way that
we can. Call Rick, Lydia,
Ryan, or even me of you
need a ride. Don't risk get-
ting into any more trouble;
it's not worth it," Judge
McDonald warned.
"Don't make me send you
through those doors," he
said, motioning toward the
doors leading from the
courtroom to jail.
"Stay clean, and stay
straight."
Everyone in the program
has three ways to get out:
(1) Be kicked out by the
judge and face up to a year
in jail
(2) Withdraw, which also
could result in spending up
to a year in jail.
(3) Successfully complet-
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The 10th Judicial Circuit's
DUI program is new; thus
far, no one has graduated. It
enrolled its first client in
mid-December of last year.
More than 50 clients are
enrolled in the program -
the first of its type in Florida
- and McDonald said most
clients are showing steady
progress.
(Names of clients have
been changed.)


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The scholarships, ear-
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qualified students through a
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In announcing the 2007
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2008.


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Public NoIties
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IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
HARTRIDGE POINTE CONDOMINIUM
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida
corporation,
Plaintiff
vs.
RAYMOND A. BOBIER and CHERYL A.
BOBIER,
Defendant.
CASE NO.:
53-2007CC-005121-0000
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: RAYMOND A. BOBIER
Residence & Address Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to
FORECLOSE LIEN on the following prop-
erty in POLK County, Florida:
Unit 17, Hartridge Pointe
Condominium, according to the
Declaration of Condominium there-
of and attachments as recorded In
Official Records Book 2204, page
982, public records of Polk County.
Florida, together with all appurte-
nances according to such dedica-
tion, and according further to the
plat of the Condominium as record-
ed in Condominium Book 6, page
50, together with a 3-1/3% interest
In the common elements appur-
tenant thereof.
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 October 10, 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 August 30, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By: /s/ Laureen Richardson
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2007-2929

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE
FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS
CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED, SERIES
2006-22,
Plaintiff,
vs.
BSE RESOURCE GROUP, INC.;
UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT II; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ANDREW L. SPEIGHT; MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR PINE
STATE MORTGAGE CORPORATION;
HIGH POINTE NORTH 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-3916-WH-08,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANDREW
L. SPEIGHT
8042 FAWNRIDGE CIRCLE
TAMPA, FL 33610
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 76, HIGH POINTE NORTH,
'according to Plat thereof recorded
in Plat Book 130, Page 8, 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 John
Howarth Farren, Butler & Hosch, P.A.,
3185 South Conway Ioad, 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, on or before October 5,
2007, 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 30th day of August. 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)
Sept. 3, 10, 2007-2930

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Trustee for the
registered holders of Nomura Home
Equity Loan, Inc., Asset-Backed
Certificates, Series 2006-HE2
PLAINTIFF,
-vs-
Anna B. Adams a/k/a Anna B. Humphrey;
William McKinley Adams; UNKNOWN
PARTIES IN POSSESSION #1;
UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION
#2; IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES 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 SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO.: 2007-CA-4125
Division#: 7
NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE
PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY
TO: Anna B. Adams a/k/a Anna B.
Humprey, WHOSE RESIDENCE IS: 2444
WEBER STREET, LAKELAND, FL 33801
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:
LOT 3, LESS THE WEST 15 FEET
THEREOF, AND LOT 4 OF THE RE-
SUBDIVISION OF LOT 48 IN BLOCK
3 OF COUNTY CLUB ESTATES,
LAKELAND, FLORIDA, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10,
PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
More commonly known as 2444
Weber Street, Lakeland, FL 33801.
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.
Complaint.
WITNESS lmy hand and seal of this
Court on the 3a0Ln day of August. 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/ Marv Murphy
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 3, 10, 2007-2931

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORI-
DA IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
IRWIN UNION BANK AND TRUST COM-
PANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MEADOWLARK INVESTMENT GROUP,
LLC, ETAL,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2007-CA-003559-0000-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ETTA DENISE OWENS
Whose residence is: 320 W VALENCIA
ST, LAKELAND, FL 33805 & 1121 W 9TH
ST, LAKELAND, FL 33805
TO: UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST OF
1121 W 9TH ST OWNENS TRUST
Whose residence is: PUB
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming
interest by, through, under or against
ETTA DENISE OWENS, UNKNOWN
BENEFICIARIES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST OF 1121 W 9TH ST OWNENS
TRUST and all parties having or claiming
to have any right, title or interest in the
property described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
described property:
ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF
LAND SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF
POLK, STATE OF FLORIDA BEING
KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT
NO. 18 AND THAT STRIP OF LAND
LYING BETWEEN LOTS 18 AND 19
IN BLOCK D OF THE PARKLAND
ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 9 PAGE 6 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK: COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 1121 W 9TH ST, LAKELAND,
FL 33805
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses to it, if any, to it, on Sarah
Barbaccia, Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 2901 STIRLING
ROAD, SUITE 300, FT LAUD-.
ERDALE, FL 33312, on or before
October 5, 2007 and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand andi seal of this
Court this 28th day of August. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Mary Murphy
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 3, 10, 2007-2921

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORI-
DA IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
SUNTRUST BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHN W MARX AKA JOHN MARX, JR.,
ET AL,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2007-CA-004524-0000-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JOHN W MARX AKA JOHN MARX,
JR.
Whose residence is: 777 PLATYPUS CT.,
KISSIMMEE, FL 1923 15 ST, SAINT
CLOUD, FL 34769 & 13036 MULBERRY
PARK DR, APT 422, ORLANDO, FL
32821
TO: LENTIZOE RAMOS ROSADO AKA
LENITZOE RAMOS-ROSADO
Whose residence is: 777 PLATYPUS CT.,
KISSIMMEE, FL 1923 15 ST, SAINT
CLOUD, FL 34769 & 13036 MULBERRY
PARK DR, APT 422, ORLANDO, FL
32821
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN W
MARX AKA JOHN MARX, JR.
Whose residence is: 777 PLATYPUS CT.,
KISSIMMEE, FL 1923 15 ST, SAINT
CLOUD, FL 34769 & 13036 MULBERRY
PARK DR, APT 422, ORLANDO, FL
32821
TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LENTIZOE
RAMOS ROSADO AKA LENITZOE
RAMOS-ROSADO
Whose residence is: 777 PLATYPUS CT.,
KISSIMMEE, FL 1923 15 ST, SAINT
CLOUD, FL 34769 & 13036 MULBERRY
PARK DR, APT 422, ORLANDO, FL
32821
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming
interest by, through, under or against
JOHN W MARX AKA JOHN MARX, JR.,
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN W MARX
AKA JOHN MARX, JR., LENTIZOE
RAMOS ROSADO AKA LENITZOE
RAMOS-ROSADO, UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF LENTIZOE RAMOS ROSADO AKA
LENITZOE RAMOS-ROSADO and all par-
ties having or claiming to have any right,
title or interest in the property described
herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
described property:
LOT 14, IN BLOCK 89, OF POIN-
CIANA NEIGHBORHOOD 3, VIL-
LAGE 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 52, PAGES 19 THROUGH 31,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 777 PLATYPUS CT, KISSIM-


MEE, FL 34759
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses to it, if any, to it, on Marie
Potopsingh, Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 2901 STIRLING
ROAD, SUITE 300, FT LAUD-
ERDALE, FL 33312, on or before
October 5, 2007 and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this


Court this 29th day of August. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Mary Murphy
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 3, 10, 2007-2922

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
EVELYN NDALI OPUTU A/K/A E.N.
OPUTU, ETAL,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
2007-CA-002255
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: EVELYN NDALI OPUTU A/K/A E.N.
OPUTU AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
EVELYN NDALI OPUTU A/K/A E.N.
OPUTU
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:
LOT 81, OF SOLANA, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 129, AT
PAGE(S) 13 THROUGH 18, INCLU-
SIVE, 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 October 5. 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 29th
day of August, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Mary Murphy
DEPUTY CLERK
* (Seal)
Sept. 3, 10, 2007-2923

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
(PROBATE DIVISION)
IN RE: ESTATE OF
AMY L. DALEY,
Deceased.
File Number:
07CP-1955
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
AMY L. DALEY, deceased, whose date of
death was April 27, 2007, and whose
Social Security Number is 380-92-9010, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is the Polk County Court
House, P. 0. Box 9000- Drawer CC4,
Bartow, Florida 33831. The names and
addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a copy
of this notice has been served must file
their claims with the Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent must
file their claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is September 3, 2007.
Personal Representatives:
NANCY A. DALEY
Attorney for Personal Representative:
KELLY B. HARDWICK, III
Florida Bar No.: 211028
Post Office Box 778
Bartow, Florida 33831-0778
(863) 533-1300
Sept. 3, 10, 2007-2925



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
GERALD E. BAIER,
Deceased
File No.
07-CP-1805
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
GERALD E. BAlER, deceased, whose
date of death was July 19, 2007; File
Number 07-CP-1805 is pending in the
Circuit Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which is
PO Box 9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow,
Florida 33830. The names and addresses
of the personal 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 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
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: September 3. 2007.
TERRIE L. EZELL
Personal Representative
13 Winterset Drive
Winter Haven, Florida 33884
Steven C. Baler
Personal Representative
6750 Winterset Gardens Road
Winter Haven, Florida 33884


Neal E. Young
Attorney for Personal Representative"
Florida Bar No. 0225045
Neal E. Young, Attorney at Law
300 Third Street, NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Telephone: (863) 299-6647
Sept. 3, 10, 2007-2924

BUDGET MINI STORAGE
1925 GEORGE JENKINS BLVD.
LAKELAND, FL 33815
863-682-2988
ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE OR
DISPOSITION


Notice of hereby given that Budget Mini
Storage intends to sell or otherwise dis-
pose of personal property described below
to enforce a lien imposed on said property
under the Florida Self Storage Facility Act
(Section 83.806). The owner will sell or
otherwise dispose of the property on the
20th day of September, 2007, at 9:30 am
at 1925 George Jenkins Blvd., Lakeland.
Items to be sold or disposed of are house-
hold goods, furniture and misc. boxes
unless other wise stated.
D14 Natosha C. Williams
D29 Datrianne Armstrong
E03 Anthony Smith
K04 Desiree M. Beckford
M03 Anne Preaster Harper
M05 Latressa Barnum
Sale or disposition subject to cancellation
in the event of settlement. Should it be
impossible to sale or otherwise dispose of
these goods on the specified day, the sale,
or disposition will be held at a later such
date.
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 10, 2007-2868

FN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
HARRY A. WATKINS,
Deceased.
File No.
07-CP-2027
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Harry A. Watkins, deceased, whose date
of death was July 31st. 2007. and whose
Social Security Number is 268-36-1851, is
pending in the Circuit Court for PoIlk
County, Florida, Probate Division; the
address of which is P.O. Box 9000.
Drawer CC-4 Bartow. FL 33831-9000.
The names and addresses of the person-
al representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a copy
of this notice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE 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
PERIODS 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 September 3. 2007.
Personal Representative:
Beverly Reeder
2000 Westview Drive
Findlay, OH 45840
TROIANO & ROBERTS, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal Representative
317 SOUTH TENNESSEE AVENUE
LAKELAND, FL 33801-4617
Telephone: (863) 686-7136
Florida Bar No. 0221864
Sept. 3, 10, 2007-2926

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MAXINE L. GORGA, Deceased.
PROBATE FILE NUMBER
07CP-1869
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
MAXINE L. GORGA, deceased, File
Number 07CP-1986, by 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 name and addresses of the per-
.sonal.representative and the personal rep-
resentative'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 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION 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 first publication of this
Notice is September 3. 2007.
Person Giving Notice:
SEAN HARTONG
11726 Poorman Street
Bavarre, Ohio 44662
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
TED A. LASSEIGNE, Esquire
Post Office Box 2238
Haines City, FL 33845-2238
Telephone: 863/422-2216.
Florida Bar No. 163202
Sept. 3, 10, 2007-2927

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LORRAINE DAVIS MARTZ
Deceased.
File Number
07CP-1466
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of
Lorraine Davis Martz, deceased, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Polk County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address of
which is 255 North Broadway, Bartow,
Florida 33831. The estate is intestate. The
names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
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 o, other
pleading requesting relief in accordance
with the Florida Probate rules, WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
Personal Representative:
George A. Martz
6532 Chinaberry Drive
Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Alan E. Wagner
Florida Bar No.: 0371405
Wagner, Vaughan, McLaughlin &
Brennan, P.A.
601 Bayshore Boulevard, Suite 910
Tampa, Florida 33606
Telephone: (813) 225-4000
Sept. 3, 10, 2007-2928

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
Plaintiff,
vs.


UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES,
DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTH-
ERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN
THE ESTATE OF JOHN E. TRUSHEL,
DECEASED, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2007CA-2333
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIA-
RIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM
AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF


JOHN E. TRUSHEL, DECEASED
(Residence Unknown)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
described property:
LOT 1, OF SUGAR CREEK
ESTATES, AS SHOWN ON MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 65, PAGE 15.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Marshall C.
Watson, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800 NW 49TH
STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUD-
ERDALE FL 33309 on or before
September 14. 2007, a date which is
within thirty (30) days after the first pub-
lication of this Notice in the POLK
COUNTY DEMOCRAT and file the orig-
inal with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should contact
the Clerk of the Circuit Court at the Polk
County Courthouse, First Floor, 255 North
Broadway, Bartow, FL 33830, Phone (863).
534-4488 not later than seven days prior
to such proceeding.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this.
Court this 8th day of August. 2007.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Gwendoln Barnett
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Aug. 13, 20, 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2691

POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision
of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
DAVID ALLUMS AND BRAZIL ALLUMS,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-5416 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: DAVID ALLUMS, c/o MARTHA DAR-
GON, whose last known address was
POST OFFICE BOX 45, LOUGHMAN, FL
33858-0045, BRAZIL ALLUMS, C/O
MARTHA DARGON, whose last known
address was POST OFFICE BOX 45,
LOUGHMAN, FL 33858-0045, his/her
heirs, devisees, assigns, or successors
in interest to the below described prop-
e
rE: Structure(s) being situated on a
parcel described as: LOT 8, BLOCK C,
TRIPOLI, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 59, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORD OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA; AND LESS AND EXCEPT
THE FOLLOWING BEING MORE PAR-
TICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEASTER-
LY CORNER OF LOT 8, BLOCK C,
TRIPOLI, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 59, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA; RUN THENCE NORTHERLY
ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT
8, A DISTANCE OF 120 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE LANDS
HEREIN DESCRIBED; RUN THENCE IN
A NORTHERLY DIRECTION ALONG
THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 8, A DIS-
TANCE OF 100 FEET; THENCE RUN IN
A WESTERLY DIRECTION PARALLEL
TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT A
DISTANCE OF 50 FEET; THENCE IN A
SOUTHERLY DIRECTION PARALLEL
TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOTA DIS-
TANCE OF 100 FEET; THENCE IN AN
EASTERLY DIRECTION A DISTANCE
OF 50 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; AND LESS AND EXCEPT THE
FOLLOWING BEING MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWESTERLY
CORNER OF LOT 8, BLOCK C,
TRIPOLI, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 59, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA; RUN THENCE IN AN EAST-
ERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE SOUTH
LINE OF SAID LOT 8, A DISTANCE OF
50 FEET; RUN THENCE IN A
NORTHERLY DIRECTION PARALLEL
WITH THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 8,
A DISTANCE OF 120 FEET; THENCE
RUN IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION PAR-
ALLEL WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF
SAID LOT8, A DISTANCE OF 50 FEET;
THENCE RUN INA SOUTHERLY DIREC-
TION ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID
LOT 8, A DISTANCE OF 120 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING. (TAX ID#
06-26-28-932800-003081)
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 structure(g) 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 to enlarge the time
period and will not protect your rights.
ote: 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
ated this 24th day of August, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2860

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLIAM B. WATKINS, IV,
Deceased.
File No.:
07CP-1906
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
WILLIAM B. WATKINS, IV, deceased,
whose date of death was July 2, 2007, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Drawer 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831. 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 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
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) OR MORE
YEARS AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is August 27, 2007.
Personal Representative:
Anne 0. Watkins
Post Office Box 8950
Lakeland, Florida 33806
EDWARD F. KOREN
Attorney for Anne 0. Watkins
Florida Bar No. 193022
HOLLAND & KNIGHT, LLP
2115 Harden Boulevard
Post Office Box 32092
Lakeland, FL 32092
Telephone: (863) 682-1161
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2867

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE DIVI-
SION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
THOMAS F. BROWN,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
06CP-0646
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
. THOMAS F..BROWN, deceased, File No.
06CP-0646, 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 represen-
tative 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 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 Auaust 27. 2007.
Curator:
ROBERTA J. CREIGHTON
Attorney for Personal Representative:
ROBERTA J. CREIGHTON
Florida Bar No. 930474
PUTNAM & CREIGHTON, P.A.
Post Office Box 3545
Lakeland, Florida 33802-3545
Telephone: 863/682-1178
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2866

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF:
MARSHALL LEROY FOUNDS,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
07CP-1820
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION AND
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
MARSHALL LEROY FOUNDS,
Deceased, File Number 07CP-1820, 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
name and address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that challenge
the validity of the will, the qualifications of
the Personal Representative, venue or
jurisdiction of this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
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 Ot-
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is August 27, 2007.
JANE ROSALIE LEFFERTS


3203 Bayshore Blvd., #1701
Tampa, FL 33629
PIERCE J. GUARD, JR., P.A.
PIERCE J. GUARD, JR., ESQ.
4200 South Florida Avenue
LAKELAND, FL 33813
863-619-7331
FLORIDA BAR NO. 162388
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2865


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF:
MARY L. PEARCE,
Deceased.
FILE NO.
07CP-1821
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION AND
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
MARY L. PEARCE, Deceased, File
Number 07CP-1821, 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 name and
address of the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that challenge
the validity of the will, the qualifications of
the Personal Representative, venue or
jurisdiction of this Court are required to file
their objections with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
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, DEMANDS "-AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is August 27, 2007.
WARREN D. PEARCE
800 N.W. Peacock Blvd., #79
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
PIERCE J. GUARD, JR., P.A.
PIERCE J. GUARD, JR., ESQ.
4200 South Florida Avenue
LAKELAND, FL 33813
863-619-7331
FLORIDA BAR NO. 162388
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2864

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR"
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FSB F/K/A
COUNTRYWIDE BANK NA,
Plaintiff,
vs.
RICARDO CUEVAS ;
UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT II; EAGLEBROOK NORTH HOME-
OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR
COUNTRYWIDE BANK, N.A.; and any
unknown heirs, devise, deviseesgrantees, 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-3687-WH-04
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
CANDY CUEVAS
2737 CURPIN LN
ORLANDO, FL 32825
OR
2520 TWILIGHT DR
ORLANDO, FL 32825
OR
1085 REFLECTIONS LAKE LOOP
LAKELAND, FL 33813
RICARDO CUEVAS
2737 CURPIN LN
ORLANDO, FL 32825
OR
2520 TWILIGHT DR
ORLANDO, FL 32825
OR
1085 REFLECTIONS LAKE LOOP
LAKELAND, FL 33813
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 46, Block B, EAGLEBROOK
PHASE TWO, according to map or
plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 103, Pages '41 through 45
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 John
Howarth Farren, 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 21st day of August. 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 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/ Cathy Porterfield
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2863

POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision
of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
WILLIAM A. WARD AND PAMELA LYNN
WARD,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-5297 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: WILLIAM A. WARD, whose last
known address was 1542 DREXEL
AVENUE, NORTHEAST, WINTER
HAVEN, FL 33881-4439, PAMELA LYNN
WARD, whose last known address was
1542 DREXEL AVENUE, NORTHEAST,
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33881-4439, UPCO,
INC., MORTGAGEE, c/o LAWRENCE C.
UPDIKE, SR., REGISTERED AGENT,
whose last known address was 68
MAMMOTH GROVE ROAD, POST
OFFICE BOX 231, LAKE WALES, FL


33859-0231, 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 228, LAKE
PIERCE RANCHETTES SECOND ADDI-
TION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 76, PAGE 21, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. (TAX ID# 17-29-28-973003-
002280)
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 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
ated this 24th day of August, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2859

POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision
of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
TOMMY CAVE,
Respondentss.
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-4592 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: TOMMY CAVE, whose last known
address was 6742 NEWMAN CIRCLE,
WEST, LAKELAND, FL 33811-2228,
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 SOUTH 105
FEET OF THE NORTH 450 FEET OF
THE EAST210 FEET OF THE NE 1/4 OF
THE SW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 33, TOWNSHIP 27 SOUTH,
RANGE 23 EAST, POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, LESS MAINTAINED ROAD
RIGHT OF WAY (TAX ID# 33-27-23-
000000-014026)
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to Polk
County Ordinance 90-17, the Director of
the Polk County Building Division has
determined that the structures) refer-
ehced 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 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
S863) 534-5257
ated this 24th day of August, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2857

POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision
of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
COUNTRY VIEW PARTNERSHIP, A
FLORIDA GENERAL PARTNERSHIP
AND BRENDA J. CSIK,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-4467 NT DU
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: COUNTRY VIEW PARTNERSHIP, A
FLORIDA GENERAL PARTNERSHIP,
c/o JOE L. SAUNDERS, whose last
known address was 5100 US HIGHWAY
98, NORTH, SUITE 15, LAKELAND, FL
33809, BRENDA J. CSIK, whose last
known address was 715 WEST DAUGH-
TERY ROAD, LAKELAND, FL 33809-
3322, 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 155, COUN-
TRY VIEW ESTATES I, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
DESCRIBED IN PLAT BOOK 83, PAGES
8, 9, 10 AND 11, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORI-
DA. (TAX ID# 18-27-23-000995-001550)
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-

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 24th day of August, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2856

POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision
of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
EDWARD ARJUNE AND MARK BAR-
RETT,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 06-5821 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: EDWARD ARJUNE, whose last
known address was 627 MOUNT
PROSPECT AVENUE, NEWARK, NJ
07104, MARK BARRETT, whose last
known address was 31 HUBBARD
PLACE, BROOKLYN, NY 11210, his/her
heirs, devisees, assigns, or successors
In interest to the below described prop-
E:Structure(s) being situated on a
parcel described as: LOT 1, BLOCK 67,
POINCIANA CYPRESS POINT 2,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 59, PAGES 45 THROUGH 47, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA. (TAX ID# 13-27-28-
933500-067001)
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
e 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 tor
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 24th day of August, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community
Development Specialist II a
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2854

POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision
of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
BRIAN C. REED,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 044925 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: BRIAN C. REED, whose last known
address was 5013 PALM RIVER ROAD,
TAMPA, FL 33619-3739, 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: LOTS 21 AND 22,
LINDUS PARK SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 32, PAGE 16, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY, FLORI-
DA. (TAX ID# 33-30-28-955400-000210)
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 bythe 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 24th day of August, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Barlow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2853

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVI-
SION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
BETTY J. BECKHAM,


Deceased.
File No.
07-CP-1921
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
BETTY J. BECKHAM, deceased, whose
date of death was July 28, 2007, and
whose Social Security Number is 268-01-
4809, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P.O. Box 9000, Drawer
CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33830. The names
and addresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
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
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
PERIODS 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: August 27, 2007.
Personal Representative:
Dennis Frederick Beckman
1734 Fredericksburg Avenue
Florida, FL 33803
Raymond Lawrence Beckman
4323 Wild Flowers Drive
Lakeland, FL 33811
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/S/James P. Hahn
Florida Bar No. 032756
HAHN McCLURG, P.A.
P.O. Box 38
Lakeland, FL 33802
Telephone: 863/688-7747
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2852

IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
' HARRELL'S, INC., a Florida corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
EASTERN EXTERMINATING, INC., a,
Florida corporation,
Defendant.
CASE NO.
2007CC-001266-0000-00
NOTICE OF ACTION
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Damages has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on Joshua K.
Brown, Esquire, the Plaintiff's attorney,
Peterson & Myers, P.A., whose address is
Post Office Box 24628, Lakeland, Florida
33802-4628, on or before September 26,
2007, 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 or petition.
DATED on August 17, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of said Court
By: /s/ Vanessa Marshall
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 10, 17, 2007-2851


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
RICHARD J. HAUSER, ETAL,
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
2007-CA-001591
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: RICHARD J. HAUSER & UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF RICHARD HAUSER
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:
LOT 14 IN BLOCK C OF COMBEE
ACRES, AS SHOWN BY MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 42, PAGE 31.
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 September 28. 2007 (no later than
30 days from the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice of action) and file the
original with the clerk of this court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise - a
default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint or peti-
tion filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at POLK County, Florida, this 21st
day of August, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: s/Cathy Porterfield
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
ug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2850
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
TRUSTEE,
Plaintiff
v.
DEIRDRA Y. COLLINS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DEIRDRA Y. COLLINS; and
UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS, TENANTS,
OWNERS, AND OTHER UNKNOWN
PARTIES, including, if a named defendant
is deceased, the personal representatives,
the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and all other parties
claiming by, through, under or against that
defendant, and the several and respective
unknown assigns, successors in interest,
trustees or other persons claiming by,
through, under or against any corporation
or other legal entity named as a defen-
dant, and all claimants, persons or parties,
natural or corporate, or whose exact legal
status is unknown, claiming under any of
the above named or described tdefen-
dants,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.:
53-2007-CA-2520
Division 11
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is herebygiven that, pursuant to
the Order or Finae Judgment entered this
cause, in the Circuit Court of Polk County,
Florida, I will sell the property situated in
Polk County, Florida, described as:
THE EAST 36.00 FEET OF LOT 6,
AND THE WEST 63.00 FEET OF
LOTS 3, 4 AND 5, LESS THE SOUTH
1/2 OF SAID LOT 3, ALL IN BLOCK A,
TRACY TERRACE SUBDIVISION,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE
19, PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
at public sale, to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, at the east end of the east
corridor, of the Polk County Courthouse,
255 North Broadway, Bartow, Florida
33830 at 9:00 A.M. on September 12.
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
THE CLERK OF COURT 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 9th day of August. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
'By:/s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2845

IN THE CIRCUIT CURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION AS TRUSTEE FOR NOMURA
HOME EQUITY LOAN, INC. ASSET-'
BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-
FM1
Plaintiff,
v.
JAMES ROBERTS and MELISSA'
ROBERTS; and all unknown parties claim-,
ing by, through, under or against the here-
in named Defendants, who are not known
to be dead or alive, whether said unknown
parties claim 'as heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees,
spouses, or other claimants; TENANT #1
and/or TENANT #2, the parties intended
to account for the person or persons in
possession; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.
Defendants.
CASE NO.
2007CA-001905-0000-00
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to
the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
July 13, 2007, in this cause, in the Circuit
Court of POLK County, Florida, described
as:
LOT 14, BLOCK 17 OF MAP OF
LAKE WALES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES 88A AND
88B, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
a/Wka 327 East Sessoms Avenue,
Lake Wales, Florida 33853
at public sale, to the highest and best bid-
der, for cash, at the Jury Lounge, Second
floor, of the Polk County Courthouse,
located at 255 North Broadway Avenue,
(Please note that the main entrance is
located on Church Street. No entry is pos-'
sible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change of location is nec-
essary, the Clerk will post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location directing the
bidders to the temporary sale location.),
Bartow, Floada, at 9:00 o'clock a.m., on
September 12, 2007.
Any person claiming an interest in the sur-
plus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner owner as of the date of the is
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 at Bartow, Florida this 17th day
of July, 2007.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2843

IN THE CIRCUIT COURTCOURT OF THE 10th
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR DEUTSCHE
ALT-B SECURITIES MORTGAGE LOAN
TRUST, SERIES 2006-AB4,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
OSCAR URIBE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF OSCAR URIBE IF ANY; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDI-
VIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUS-
ES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS; SUNSET VIEW
HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.
F/K/A SUNSET RIDGE HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC.; JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN
POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2007CA-002204-0000-SEC 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated Auaust 8. 2007 entered
in Civil Case No. 53-2007CA-002204-
0000-SEC 11 of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for POLK
County, BARTOW, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at THE
JURY LOUNGE, SECOND FLOOR at the
POLK County Courthouse located at 255
N Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Florida, at
9:00 a.m. on the 12th day of Setember.
2007 the following described property as
set forth in said Summary Final Judgment,
to-wit:
LOT 171, SUNSET PHASE 2,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
126, PAGES 36 THROUGH 41, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Any person claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale. if any. other than
the property owner as of the date of

All sales are to be held at the Jury
Lounge, Second floor, of the Polk
County Courthouse located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida.
Please note that the main entrance is
located on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Avenue. In the
event any temporary change is neces-
sary, the Clerk will post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location directing
the bidders to the temporary sale loca-
tion.
If you are a person with disabilities who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provision of 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 th day of August. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Mary Thomas
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2844











8 The Polk County Democrat September 3, 2007


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision
of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
DARALD A. MEYERS AND DOREEN K.
KURTH,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-0850 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: DARALD A. MEYERS, whose last
known address was 14900 CAMP
MACK ROAD, LOT 112, LAKE WALES,
FL 33898, DOREEN K. KURTH, whose
last known address was 14900 CAMP
MACK ROAD, LOT 112, LAKE WALES,
FL 33898, FREDERICK JAMES MAR-
TIN, JR. A/K/A FREDERICK JAMES
MARTIN, JR., MORTGAGEE, whose last
known address was 521 CITRUS
DRIVE, FROSTPROOF, FL 33843-2429,
MARY JANE MOORE F/K/A JANIE MAR-
TIN, MORTGAGEE, whose last known
address was 3053 MARLISA COVE
ROAD, LAKE WALES, FL 33898,
JUDITH A. FREE, MORTGAGEE, whose
last known address 521 CITRUS DRIVE,
FROSTPROOF, FL 33843-2429, his/her
heirs, devisees, assigns, or successors
in interest to the below described, prop-
erty
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a
parcel described as: THAT PART OF THE
NW 1/4 OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 29
SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A
POINT ON THE WESTERLY LINE OF
BRUCE BOULEVARD AS SHOWN ON
THE PLAT OF CAMP LESTER, A PLAT
RECORDED. IN PLAT BOOK 33, PAGE
38, PUBLIC RECORD OF POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA, SAID POINT BEING THE
MOST NORTHERLY CORNER OF LOT 1
IN BLOCK 2 OF SAID CAMP LESTER;
RUN THENCE NORTH 50'42' WEST
ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID
BRUCE BOULEVARD 162.00 FEET FOR
A POINT OF BEGINNING; RUN THENCE
SOUTH 64'18' WEST 171.00 FEET; RUN
THENCE NORTH 38'48'30" WEST 68.00
' FEET; RUN THENCE NORTH 66"56'30"
EAST 159.17 FEET TO A POINT ON THE
WEST LINE OF SAID BRUCE BOULE-
VARD; RUN THENCE SOUTH 50'42'
EASTALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF
SAID BRUCE BOULEVARD 65.00 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. (TAX
ID# 12-29-29-000000-034420)
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-
Sished.
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 24th day of August, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
- artow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2855

POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision
of the State of Florida,
. , Petitioner,
vs.
GANNON BOGGS, III AND TERI LYN
BQGGS,
' Respondentss)/
* . COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-4735 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: GANNON BOGGS, III, whose last
. known address was 3520 CLEVELAND
HEIGHTS BOULEVARD, APARTMENT
' 85, LAKELAND, FL 33803-4930, TERI
-��LYN BOGGS, whose last known
address was 1819 BRADBURY COURT,
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880, OLD
REPUBLIC INSURANCE COMPANY,
MORTGAGEE, c/o CHIEF FINANCIAL
OFFICER, REGISTERED AGENT, whose
last known address was POST OFFICE
BOX 6200 (32314-6200), 200 EAST
GAINES STREET, TALLAHASSEE, FL
32399-0000, his/her heirs, devisees,
assigns, or successors in interest to
S the below described property
S RE: Structure(s) being situated on a
* parcel described as: LOTS 37C AND 37D
OF THE UNRECORDED PLAT OF GOLF
CLUB ESTATES DESCRIBED AS: THE


NORTH 16 FEET OF THE SOUTH 35
FEET AND THE SOUTH 19 FEET OF
THE FOLLOWING: BEGIN AT THE
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SE 1/4
OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 22, TOWN-
SHIP 28 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE
RUN EAST 1051.31 FEET; NORTH 45'
WEST 470 FEET; THENCE NORTH 260
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
CONTINUE NORTH 70 FEET; THENCE
EAST 200 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 70
FEET; THENCE WE. ; 200 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING. (TAX ID#
22-28-24-000000-042041)
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-


shed.
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.
ote: 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, dnveways
(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:
Caria R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 24th day of August, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2858

POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision
of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
JOSEPH T. SMITH,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-5899 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: JOSEPH T. SMITH, whose last
known address was 651 FERRY ROAD,
COLUMBIANA, AL 35051, WACHOVIA
BANK, N.A., MORTGAGEE, c/o RETAIL
CREDIT SERVICING, REGISTERED
AGENT, whose last known address was
POST OFFICE BOX 50010, ROANOKE,
VA 42022, his/her heirs, devisees,
assigns, or successors in Interest to
the below described property
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a
parcel described as: LOT 13 OF LAKE
THOMAS RETREAT, AN UNRECORDED
SUBDIVISION DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTH-
EAST CORNER OF LOT 17 OF G.W.
HENDRY'S SUBDIVISION LOCATED IN
SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 30 SOUTH,
RANGE 28 EAST, AS SHOWN BY MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 3,
PAGE 74, AND RUN SOUTH 0'05'20"
EAST 443.03 FEET; THENCE NORTH
85'53' WEST 595.72 FEET; THENCE
SOUTH 0'07'00" WEST 103.73 FEET TO
A POINT OF BEGINNING, SAID POINT
BEING THE BEGINNING OF A CURVE
CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST AND
HAVING A RADIUS OF 60 FEET;
THENCE FROM A TANGENT BEARING
OF NORTH 89'53' WEST RUN NORTH-
WESTERLY ALONG SAID CURVE 52.84
FEET THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE
30�27'40" TO THE END OF SAID
CURVE; THENCE SOUTH 50'34'40"
WEST 10 FEET MORE OR LESS TO
THE SHORE LINE OF LAKE THOMAS;
THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG
SAID SHORE LINE 57 FEET MORE OR
LESS; THENCE SOUTH 09"35'20" EAST
118 FEET MORE OR LESS TO A POINT
SOUTH 0'07'00" WEST 110.10 FEET
FROM THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE NORTH 0'07'00" EAST 119.90
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING
TOGETHER WITH AN INGRESS AND
EGRESS EASEMENT AS DESCRIBED
IN O.R. BOOK 2823, PAGE 467, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. (TAX ID# 01-30-28-938200-
001702)
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-
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


(863) 534-5257
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2862

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARY URQUHART HOUSTON,
Deceased.
File Number:
07CP-1636
Division Probate
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
MARY URQUHART HOUSTON,


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 24th day of August, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2861

POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision
of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
CELINA GORUT,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-5901 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: CELINA GORUT, whose last known
address was 2470 C STREET, APART-
MENT 26, SAN DIEGO, CA 92102-2057,
OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORA-
TION, MORTGAGEE, C/O CT CORPO-
RATION SYSTEM, REGISTERED
AGENT, whose last known address was
1200 SOUTH PINE ISLAND ROAD,
PLANTATION, FL 33324, 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: BEGINNING AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE EAST
1/2 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 4,
TOWNSHIP 30 SOUTH, RANGE 28
EAST, POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, RUN
SOUTH 1340 FEET, EAST 1950 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, RUN
EAST 330 FEET, SOUTH 330 FEET,
WEST 330 FEET, NORTH 330 FEET
BACK TO POINT OF BEGINNING, ALSO
KNOWN AS TRACT 39 OF UNRECORD-
ED POLK COUNTY ENGINEERING
SURVEY; AND BEGINNING AT THE
NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE EAST
1/2 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 4,
TOWNSHIP 30 SOUTH, RANGE 28
EAST, RUN SOUTH 1340 FEET, EAST
2310 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING,
RUN EAST 336.87 FEET, SOUTH 330
FEET, WEST 334.75 FEET, NORTH 330
FEET BACK TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING, ALSO KNOWN AS TRACT 40 OF
POLK COUNTY ENGINEERING SUR-
VEY. (TAX ID# 04-30-28-000000-024050)
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 tQ 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.
ote: 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 24th day of August, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow. Florida'33831-9005


ROSADO and all parties having or claim-
ing to have any right, title or interest in the
property described herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
described property:
LOT 12, BLOCK 1112, POINCIANA,
NEIGHBORHOOD 5, VILLAGE 7,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 53,
PAGE 19 THROUGH 28, INCLUSIVE,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 313 ERIE CT KISSIMMEE, FL
34759


deceased, whose date of death was June
24, 2007, File Number 07CP-1636, is
pending In the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, FL 33831-9000. The names and
addresses of the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representative's attor-
ney 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
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
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 PERI-
OD 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 August 27, 2007.
Signed on August 23, 2007.
STEPHEN C. WATSON
Personal Representative
P.O. Box 3
Lakeland, Florida 33802-0003
J. Tom Watson, II
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 15855
GRAY ROBINSON, P.A.
Post Office Box 3
Lakeland, Florida 33802-0003
Telephone: (863) 284-2200
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2870


ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE OR
DISPOSITION
Notice of hereby given that Winter Haven
Storage intends to sell or otherwise dis-
pose of personal property described below
to enforce a lien imposed on said property
under the Florida Self Storage Facility Act
(Section 83.806). The owner will sell or
otherwise dispose of the property on the
13th day of September, 2007, at 11:30 am
at 2100 Executive Rd, Winter Haven, FL
33884
Items to be sold or disposed of are house-
hold goods, furniture and misc. boxes
unless other wise stated.
008 Chad Stillion
029 Shiriey Mobley
031 Joshua Winn
2E Terry Limose
219 Carroll Gardner
305 Gerri Roux
Sale or disposition subject to cancellation
in the event of settlement. Should it be
impossible to sale or otherwise dispose of
these goods on the specified day, the sale,
or disposition will be held at a later such
date.
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2869

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CITIMORTGAGE, INC.,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
RICHARD J. HAUSER; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF RICHARD J. HAUSER, IF
ANY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFEN-
DANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS; POLK ACQUISITION
GROUP, INC., AS TRUSTEE UNDER
THE PROVISIONS OF A TRUST AGREE-
MENT DATED MAY 17, 1999, AND
KNOWN AS TRUST #2759; PREMIUM
ASSET RECOVERY CORPORATION;
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION F/K/A JPMORGAN
CHASES BANK F/K/A THE CHASE MAN-
HATTAN BANK, AS INDENTURE
TRUSTEE; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION,
DEFENDANT9SE NO:
2007-CA-001591
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: POLK ACQUISmON GROUP, INC.
TRUSTEE UNDER THE PROVISION OF
A TRUST AGREEMENT DATED MAY 17,
1999, AND KNOWN AS TRUST# 2759
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 and
enforce a lost note and/or mortgage on the
following property:
LOT 14 IN BLOCK C OF COMBEE
ACRES, AS SHOWN BY MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 42, PAGE 31.
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
Dnve, #500, Plantation, FL 33324 on or
before September 28. 2007 (no later than
30 days from the date of the first publica-
tion of this notice of action) and file the
original with the clerk of this court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint or peti-
tion filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court at POLK County, Florida, this 21st
day of August, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: /s/ Cathv Porterfield
DEPUTY CLERK
(Seal)
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2849

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORI-
DA IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
H&R BLOCK BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ERNESTO RIVERA-CALERO, ETAL,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2007-CA-003705-0000-WH
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ERNESTO RIVERA-CALERO
Whose residence is: 313 ERIE CT, POIN-
CIANA, FL 34759 & 411 CHURCHILL CT,
KISSIMMEE, FL 34759
TO: JANET ROSADO
Whose residence is: 313 ERIE CT, POIN-
CIANA, FL 34759
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming
interest by, through, under or against
ERNESTO RIVERA-CALERO, JANET


has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses to it, if any, to it, on Sarah
Barbaccia, Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 2901 STIRLING
ROAD, SUITE 300, FT LAUD-
ERDALE, FL 33312, on or before
September 28, 2007 and file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court this 21st day of August. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Cathy Porterfield
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2848

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS INDENTURE
TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED
NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE
HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2005-3,
RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN
ASSET-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2005-
3,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DONALD LEE JORDAN A/K/A DONALD
LEE JORDON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
DONALD LEE JORDAN A/K/A DONALD
LEE JORDON; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY;
JOHN BYWATER HERNDON; JAMES
BRISTOL; CARLA BRISTOL,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
53-2007-CA-001720-0000-(11)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
August 8. 2007, and entered in Case No.
53-2007-CA-001720-0000-(11), of the
Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in
and for Polk County, Florida, wherein
HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS INDENTURE
,TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED
NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE
HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 2005-3,
RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN
ASSET-BACKED NOTES, SERIES 2005-
3, is a Plaintiff, and DONALD LEE JOR-
DAN A/K/A DONALD LEE JORDON;
JOHN BYWATER HERNDON; JAMES
BRISTOL; CARLA BRISTOL, are the
Defendants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the Jury. Lounge on
the Second Floor of the Polk County
Courthouse, 255 N. Broadway, Bartow, FI,
at 09:00 AM on September 12. 2007, the
following described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
THE SOUTH 285 FEET, LESS THE
SOUTH 10 FEET FOR ROAD RIGHT-
OF-WAY OF TRACT 11F KOS-
SUTHVILLE SUBDIVISION UNIT NO.
1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 17, PAGE 50, THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1990
WEST MOBILE HOME, VIN#
A200292WFAANDB, TITLE NO.
49099664.
A/K/A 4120 CRAIG RD., AUBURN-
DALE, FL 33823.
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 9th day of August, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: Is/ Mary Thomas
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2847

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVI-
SION
IN RE: ESTATE OF.
WHITNEY MARIE PRESSNELL,
Deceased.
FILE NO.:
07-CP-1990
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the estate of
WHITNEY MARIE PRESSNELL,
deceased, File Number 07-CP-1990, 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
names and addresses of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom a copy of this
notice is served who have objections that
challenge the validity of the will, the quali-
fications of the Personal Representative,
venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are


PERlMANENTLYLOSE A LL LEGAL


nRGnS A S A -PnANT m TO nT
CHILDREN) AS NAMED IN THE
PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN
ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS
MATTER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN
ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRESENT
AND REQUEST THAT THE COURT
APPOINT YOU AN ATTORNEY FOR
YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should contact
the Children & Families Legal Department
at 1055 US Highway 17 North, Bartow,
Florida 33830, Telephone: 863-534-0062
not later than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-
955-871, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service." -
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Melanie Komorowski
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Aug. 20, 27, Sept. 3, 10, 2007-2767
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
FAMILY LAW DIVISION
IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF
HARIKRISHNA PATEL,
Petitioner/Husband,
vs.
MANALIBEN PATEL,
Respondent/Wife.
CASE NO.
53-2007DR-007015-0000-00 SEC 09
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MANALIBEN PATEL
Address unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Dissolution of Marriage has been filed
against you and you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if any, to
the Petition on VINCE E. TURNER,
Esquire, 5116 South Lakeland Drive,
Lakeland, Florida 33813, or Post Office
Box 6455, Lakeland, Florida 33807, on or
before September 19, 2007, and file the
original with the clerk of this court either
before service on the Husband's attorney
or immediately thereafter. Otherwise, a
default will be entered against you for the
relief demanded'in the Petition.
DATED August 9, 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By: /s/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Aug. 13, 20, 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2685


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required to file their objections with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE- OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent and other
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, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is August 27, 2007.
Personal Representative:
KELLIE SUE PRESSNELL
P.O. Box 92642
Lakeland, FL 33804
Attorney for Personal Representative
Peter W. van den Boom, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 114877
FROST TAMAYO SESSUMS & ARAN-
DA, P.A.
Post Office Box 2188
Bartow, FL 33831-2188
Telephone: (863) 533-0314
Facsimile: (863) 533-8985
Aug. 27, Sept. 3, 2007-2871

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE
STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
K.S. DOB: 01/11/2006
MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
53-2006-DP-000111-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
SHEENA HATCH & VONDEAN
SMITH
ADDRESS UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a
Petition under oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the permanent
commitment of
K.S., a female child born on 01/11/2006, to
Sheena Hatch & Vondean Smith,
for subsequent adoption and you are
hereby COMMANDED to be and appear
before HONORABLE CHARLES LEE
BROWN at 8:30 A.M. on the 20th day of
September, 2007, for this hearing at
POLK COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
COURTROOM SC-Juvenile Division,
255 N. Broadway, BARTOW, FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN PER-
SON WILL BE TREATED AS A CON-
SENT TO THE TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS AND YOU WILL
D9"0"AF'?JT 'V nQ= Al I IM A













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

Exit Realty Family First
Lakland Mortgage


SERVICES


OAKWOOD MANOR Apartments
fully renovated and leasing! New
kitchen, bath, a/c, appliance, carpet,
more! 1 bedroom apartment only
$515 month. 2 bedroom with wash-
er/dryer hook-up $645/month. 1285
N. Holland Pkwy (US 17) Bartow.
863-533-5600.
PORTRAIT AND wedding photogra-
phy. Children, families, pets, in-
home sittings. Jack Littlefield, Photo-
graphic. Memories. 533-9064.
QUALITY CUSTOM BUILT HOMES
on your lot or ours. Anywhere in
Polk County. Call today for informa-
tion. Gifford & Gifford Construction
CBS & CCC. 863-646-3646 or 863-
533-7711.
RON'S TREE Service. David Brow-
der, formerly of Roger's Tree Serv-'
ice. Licensed and insured. Free esti-
mates. 863-533-0864.
WALTER GRAVE Construction &
Roofing. Free estimate, reroofs, cab-
inets, additions, aluminum work.
863-285-7381.
WANT TO become U.S. citizen? We
have complete package: language
program CDs, DVDs, study course.
Questions w/answers. Immigration
application. 863-781-3147.
WE BUY HOUSES CA$H
Do you need to sell for any reason?
Behind on payments? Facing Fore-
closure? Relocating? Divorcing? Es-
tate Sale? Is your house vacant? No
equity? We can help. Call Elizabeth
863-455-2496/863-852-5830.
LOPEZ PHOTOS. We do weddings,
sweet 16 etc. Se habla espanol.
863-324-3255 or cell 863-860-5204.

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

KLAUDIA'S STUFF. Painting, gar-
dening, clean up, great prices.
Lic#9970014795. Call 863-635-1618
/ 863-205-3954.
LEADING FINANCIAL Institution
Approving small business, mort-
gage, vehicle, personal and .debt
consolidation loans, fast easy appro-
vals. Call today 1-800-251-3919.


LOST


ROTTWEILER MALE puppy in Ave-
nue C SE area of Winter Haven. Has
tail. Wearing orange/blue collar. 40
pounds. Name Tank. Last seen Aug.
19. Cash reward. 863-651-4489.


Carla J. Meeks


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HOME HEALTH Care (CNA/HHA)
Clean house, run errands, other light
jobs. 863-899-2464 or 863-537-
2445.
HOME HEALTH CARE, clean house
and other odd jobs. 863-271-6497.


IAN LEGG Construction. Home re-
model, metal building erection &
maintains. Residential& Commercial.
863-285-9716/863-245-3618.


WANTED
TO BUY
USED FISHING Reels working or
not. 533-9548.


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GENERAL GENERAL
HELP WANTED HELP WANTED


Newspaper Advertising Sales Rep - Good Salary and
commission potential for growing publication. Lake
Wales area. Some experience necessary. Full Benefit
package with progressive publishing group. Call Liz
676-3467.


Circulation Manager - Suncoast Media Group is
looking for a hands on circulation manager for its
four newspapers in Polk County, Ideal candidate has
experience in home delivery and single copy or some
form of distribution. Competitive salary plus bonus
potential with full benefits. Call Bob 676-3467.



Single Copy Newspaper Carrier - Lake

Wales area. Wednesday and Saturday

morning delivery. Must have good

vehicle and be reliable. Minimum

collection. No experience necessary.

Call Bob 678-3467.


POST EXPERIENCED HELP needed in
OFFICE .- ' Mulberry Restaurant. Breakfast,
OFFICE lunch and dinner. Call Kim Martin
HIRIN G 604-8828 after 2:00 p.m.
___________________________________________^^^^^^^___________


SERVICES
A-Z POOL Management, Inc. Pool
cleaning. Deck cleaning. Full pool
service. Locally owned and operat-
ed. Dependable and affordable. Li-
censed and insured .. Certified. 863-
430-8977.,
AFFORDABLE HEALTH, Life &
Dental Insurance. Licensed Agent.
emaildinki269@yahoo.com. 1-863-
215-5614.
AIRBORNE TREE SERVICE., Com-
plete tree service available. Li-
censed and Insured. Free Estimates.
Senior and Military discounts. 863-
370-0221.
AJM, ENT LLC Mobile Home Instal-
lers. We do retros on mobile homes.
Licensed, Bonded, Insured. Proudly
Serving Central Florida. 863-232-
:2397.
ALL TYPES ALUMINUM
CONSTRUCTION
We specialize in screen rooms,
glass, acrylic, vinyl rooms, carports,
poll enclosures, soffit, fascia, roof-
overs, decks, siding, room additions,
seamless gutter, window replace-
ment, storm shutters. Bonded and
Insured. Call 863-534-1515.
BASS LAWN CARE
Free estimates given. Commercial
or Residential. Call 533-2244. Li-
censed and Insured.
CUSTOM WINDOW Coverings that
fit your style. Budget Blinds. 863-
646-0106.
DO YOU have BAD CREDIT? Are
you looking for an unsecured loan.
Call now to apply. 1-866-775-9292.
No advanced fee.
FATHER & DAUGHTER PAINTER
Specializing in your indoor painting
needs. 863-868-8387 or 863-602-
1910.
GARY SYKES Spray Service "St Au-
gustine Lawn Spraying" Insecticide,
fertilizing, herbiciding. 863-559-
2214. bettyesykes@earthlink.net


FOR SALE
DINETTE SET. Dark walnut color. 4
Floral padded chairs, good condition
$60. Call 863-967-5149-,
FAMILY FUN package, 250 Kawa-
saki 4 wheeler, 200 Honda. 3-wheel-
er, Go cart and trailer, $3,000. 285-
9947, 286-5666.
GENIE OVERHEAD double garage
door white with complete assembly!
$600. 533-7537.
GIRL BABY clothes, 6-12 months.
Baby shoes sizes 3-4. Baby toys.
$50. 863-712-5724.
KENMORE DRYER Electric fiber
care. Super large capacity.$70. 863-
967-5149.
LADY'S COAT. Fur lining. Size me-
dium. $20. Call 863-646-5307
LIKE-NEW UPGRADED large dou-
blewide in Floral Lakes. On the lake.
You own land. Must see. Priced to
sell. 863-412-7135, 863-255-3687.
MEN NEW T shirts, large-2X, $5.00
per shirt. Ladies new stuff-tags still
on them 14-2X. Comforters, some
new-$10.00 each. 533-1739.
MOTORCYCLE FOR sale. Honda
750 Shadow, 6 months old, 1,500
miles. Will take $7,500. 5 year war-
ranty and 3 year tire and bumper
warranty. Phone 661-3592.
RADIAL ARM saw with wheels. 220
volts. Uses either 10" or 12" blade.
$250. 863-712-5724.
SELLING FOR medical reasons.
1989 Regal cuddy cabin Mercruiser
inboard/outboard engine that runs
good. AM/FM stereo, CB radio, Fish
Finder, Portable Toilet, Canopy Top,
Storage cover. Complete camping
and living cover w/screens (2) new
batteries & Trailer. $5,000. 534-1515
Karla.


SOFA HIDE a bed, brown & tan.
Good condition, $65. 863-967-5149.
SOUND DESIGN AM/FM stereo with
speakers. 55 watt. $25. 863-967-
5149,
TORSO TRACK 2 exerciser. Like
new. $25. 863-967-5149.
TWO AIR purifiers. Honeywell and
Hunter brands, huge, whole house
purifiers. $50 for both. 863-967-,
5149.
(4) 18" rims chrome, stars, 4 or 5
lug, fusions. Paid $1200 will sell for
$650. 863-440-1684.
12 FOOT Jon boat. Extra wide. With
trailer. $400M00. 299-0593.
12 VOLT car battery. Excellent con-
dition. $25. 863-967-5149.
1995 LINCOLN Town Car, motor
and transmission good shape, body
excellent. $1,750. 299-0593
27" TV $100. Washer-Kenmore
$100. Dryer-GE $100. Air Condition-
er-10,000 BTU $100. 533-3427 or
.304-280-1463.
BOW-FLEX SPORT. Like new.
$500. Call 863-534-8815.
CATAHOULA CUR puppies, one
male, two females, 8 weeks old on
04/05. Had all shots. $40 each. 559-
5424.
CHAIN LINK fence gate, 4-foot, ex-
cellent condition. $35. 863-967-
5149.
CRAFTMATIC BED full size. Paid
$4,000 take $1,000. 533-4183.


607 SE 6th St., Fort Meade, Satur-
day, Sept. 8, 8a.m.-4p.m.. Final sale
of household goods including appli-
ances, furniture and fixtures. NO
EARLY BIRDS PLEASE.
PEACE RIVER Country Club yard
sale, Saturday, Sept. 8, 8 a.m. until?
In back of building, intersection of
Main Street and Idlewood.


MANAGER AND
MANAGER TRAINEE,
CLERK
Apply XYZ.Liquors
295 US Highway 17
Bartow, Florida

PART/TIME PACKAGE flexible
hours. Apply XYZ Liquors, US High-
way 17 S., Bartow, FL.
SECURITY SECURITAS. Various
shifts. Top pay plus free 24-hour
guard class. www.securitasjobs.com
863-648-5547 for class info.
BB2300016 EOE F/M/V/H. Drug-
free.

ACREAGE
8 ACRES undeveloped land Bartow
area. 863-514-4523.
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.


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.

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.

1,985 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.
2006 YAMAHA 125 YZ stock new
fresh top end. $3500. 2006 Yamaha
1 25 YZ modified by WMI to 134 CC
Ported Polished. New fresh top end.
863-718-1340/863-773-3503.
1998 23' Sportsman 5th wheel travel
trailer fully self-contained. $5,000
OBO. 863-221-6363.
1994 FORD Aero Star runs good,
a/c, $2000 OBO. 863-275-4792 or
863-445-0572.

-FOUND
DOG SMALL black and white, tags
and microchip. Corner of Lyle Park-
way and E. F. Griffin. 863-533-
9530.
THE BARTOW POLICE DEPART-
MENT
has recovered the following proper-
ty. If
it is unclaimed the property will be
used for city use or donated to chari-
ty. Contact Property Section at Bar-
tow Police Department. Monday-Fri-
day, 8:00-4:00. Silver engagement
ring. 863-534-5034.

FREE
55-GALLON STEEL Drums. Contain
residue of soy-based printing ink.
Call for availability, 533-4183.
FREE ITEM- 9'X10' wood shed.
Needs new door frame and door.
You take apart and you haul away.
863-533-6665.
FREE ITEM. 12' C-band satellite
dish and 4DTV unit, unit needs re-
pair. You take dish down. 863-533-
6665.
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
OLD FISHING tackle, wood lures,
wood tackle boxes, fly rods, any old
fishing stuff. Pay top dollar. 863-559-
8520.


September 3, 2007 The Polk County Democrat


Classifieds


APARTMENT
FOR RENT


APARTMENT
FOR RENT


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ASHLEY GLEN APARTMENTS

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


HOUSE
FOR RENT


2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, CHA, new ap-
pliances. No smoking. No pets. $850
per month. 1st, last, security . Finan-
cial, references required. 863-712-
'9334.
2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, Eagle Lake.
$650 rent plus security. 863-581-
4328.
BARTOW. Very nice 3 bedroom/1
bath block home. Large fenced back
yard with 10x20 shed, carport, cen-
tral A/C. Behind Lowe's. $950
monthly, $500 security deposit. 863-
287-7663.
IN FORT Meade. Three bedroom,
one bath block home. 863-838-4656.
FORT MEADE 3 bedroom, 1 bath,
CHA, close to schools. Rent $750
plus security deposit. 2 houses lease
to own. 559-7035.
FORT MEADE. One bedrrom, one
bath home with nice yard. Walk to
grocery, fruit stand, library, restau-
rant. $500 per month, $500 security.
No pets. Call 863-397-3307.
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.
UNFURNISHED HIGHLAND CITY,
SOUTH LAKELAND. 4 bedroom,
2.5 bath , CHA, carpet & ceramic
tile, covered patio, shed, fenced
yard, separate utility room. NO
PETS $995.00 month. Call OWNER
(863) 644-0756.

HOUSE
FOR SALE
2 HOUSES for sale at price for 1.
Large lot, 140 x 144+-. $150,000.
1620 S. Johnson Avenue, Bartow.
Jim Ryland @ Top Notch Realty.
534-1403. .
4 BEDROOM, 1 bath, 2345 Booker,
Bartow. Tenant occupied, must pre-
qualify. Appointment only. $135,000.
Closing cost assistance. 954-673-
4777. Owner agent.
Fort Meade NE section. 4 bedroom,-
21/2 bath, on 3/4 acre. $249,000.
559-5705.
MANUFACTURED HOME, Oakview
Lakes, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, $70,000.
559-5705.
MUST SELL 4/2 , double garage,
corner lot, new paint, flooring. Move
irn ready. 2100 Boardman Road.
533-8688 or 944-3374. REDUCED
PRICE $175,000 OBO.
NEW CONSTRUCTION 3/2, 734
Kunkle and 860 N. Voight, Fort
Meade. Contact 863-581-0853 or
863-344-0045. NEW PRICE. Both
for $203,500 . 100% financing avail-
able.
OAKVIEW LAKES immaculate 3
bedroom, 2 bath, Palm Harbor
home, $70,000 559-5705.
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.

DUPLEX
FOR RENT
3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, Bartow. $750
plus security. 863-581-4328.
455 N. Searcy Avenue-3 bedroom, 2
bath, duplex. $700 monthly. $500
security deposit, CHA, w/d hookups.
One year lease. 863-603-7715.

BARTOW- MOVE in Special
2 bedroom, 1 bath, centralH/A, car-
pet, tile, blinds, washer/dryer hook-
ups. $625 month. Call T. R. Tucker,
Inc. (863-665-6846.
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.
3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, completely re-
furbished, clean Mobile Home Park.
$695 plus $600 deposit. References
required. No pets. 533-5072 or 712-
4223.
FURNISHED ONE bedroom mobile
home. Near Bartow Air Base. Gar-
bage and water included. No pets.
863-533-6915.

RV FOR SALE
1985 MOTOR Home, good'condition
$4,000. Call 537-2711 or 712-2815.


1 BEDROOM apartment, CHA, nice
neighborhood, Suitable f6r adults.
533-7529.
2/1 APARTMENT for rent. CHA. Re-
quire first, last and security. Address
is 121A S. Seminole Ave. in Fort
Meade. Please call 559-1126 for
more information.
495 GUAVA Street Apt. -Upstairs 1
bedroom, 1 bath, $300 monthly,
$300 Security Deposit. One year
lease. 603-7715 or 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.
BARTOW, SHORT TERM RENT-
ALS, Efficiency, weekly or monthly.
All utilities plus cable included. Com-
pletely furnished. Pool, laundry room
on site. 813-965-4030 or 863-913-
5323 after 6:00 p.m.
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.
FORT. MEADE 1 bedroom, 1 bath,
small, clean, quiet. No pets. Near
Patterson Park. $400 per month,
$200 security deposit. 863-533-
1737.
ONE BEDROOM, furnished apart-
ment. Nice neighborhood. Near Bar-
tow High School. Phone 533-7529.
ONE BEDROOM, partly furnished.
One mile east of Bartow on Moose
Lodge Road. No pets. Call 863-533-
0146.
UPSTAIRS-2 BEDROOM, stove, re-
frigerator, AC. No pets. Suitable for
adults. Good location. 533-4088.


MOBILE HOME
FOR SALE
1990 TWO bedroom, two bath, large
kitchen, living and dining :room,
screen porch, carport, large drive-
way, 863-533-9162.
24 X 32 doublewide, Hammock Lake
Estates $27,000 OBO. 352-239-
3692.
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.
SINGLE WIDE MOBILE home w/at-
tached carport and screen room in
adult mobile home park in Bartow.
$9,000 OBO. 863-537-1856.
SINGLE WIDE MOBILE home w/at-
tached carport and screen room in
adult mobile home park in Bartow.
$9,000 OBO. 863-537-1856.



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
RESIDENTIAL. 2 lots in Bennett
Court subdivision in Bartow. $85.000
for both lots. 904-382-2434.



BOAT FOR SALE
17'6" FIBERGLASS boat. 1999 90
hp Yamaha motor, Factory trailer
with 15" new tires. New battery. Nice
boat fr fresh or salt water. $2995.
863-559-9371. Fort Meade. ';

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



PETS FOR SALE
BIRD FOR SALE. 15 week old
Quaker, Hand raised, w/cage.
$150/obo. 863-205-3804.


I Paid Training, vacations. F ii"i.I
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1 OA The Polk County Democrat September 3,2007


Something Different
By Dana Jacobi for the
American Institute for Cancer Research


By Dana Jacobi for the
American Institute for Cancer Research
Moving to the big city to pursue your
dream career remains an essential rite of
passage for many foodies like me.
It often means sharing an apartment.
Although I was already a New Yorker, the
economics of my earliest, entry-level jobs
made it necessary to find a roommate.
I have lost touch with my first post-col-
lege roommate, but the memory of her
cooking remains with me. It was always
simple, hearty, Midwestern fare, seasoned
with salt and maybe a bit of black pepper.
To someone like me, who grew up with
the intense flavors and colors of Russian
and Romanian home cooking, compli-
mented by constant Chinese take-out, it
seemed a bit underwhelming at first.
But when money ran low at the end of
each month, she was brilliant at turning a
dollar (literally, a single dollar) into a variety
of balanced meals.
Much of her budget cooking relied on
tomatoes. The way she used processed
tomato products really taught me to think
outside the can, box or bottle.
For example, she whirled canned tomato
soup in the blender with cottage cheese and
Worcestershire sauce.
I still serve this as a chilled main dish
soup, using reduced-sodium soup and less
Worcestershire to keep the salt down, and
add chopped fresh tomatoes, cucumber
and green pepper for garnish.
I remember adopting her techniques to
make a spicy gazpacho.
Instead of costly fresh tomatoes, I blend-
ed tomato juice with the classic stale bread
and olive oil, added a jar of salsa, and
chilled the mixture.
The resulting cold soup, garnished with
cilantro and crushed blue corn chips, was a
hit.
Simply by omitting the juice and upping


the fresh veggies, it can make a great clip to
serve with garlic pita chips. If there's any left
over, it also makes a tasty, fat-free salad
dressing for diced roasted chicken breast
with mixed greens.
Gazpacho Dip with Garlic Pita Chips
2 whole-wheat pita breads
2 large garlic cloves, halved crosswise
Cooking spray, preferably olive oil,
1/8 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt
1 ripe medium tomato, seeded and fine-
ly chopped
1/3 cup finely chopped
celery
1/3 cup finely chopped
cucumber
1/3 cup finely chopped
green bell pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped :.
red onion
3/4 cup prepared salsa,
hot or mild
1/4 teaspoon garlic pow- .a~-
der
2 tsp. lime juice '
2 tsp. rice vinegar
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Preheat the oven to 350
degrees E
Cut the pita breads each
into 6 wedges. Separate each
wedge into 2 pieces. - .
One at a time, rub the '
rough side of the wedges
with the cut side of a garlic
clove and place them on a
baking sheet in 1 layer.
Lightly coat the pita
wedges with cooking spray
and sprinkle with the salt.
Bake 6 minutes, or until the
wedges curl at the edges and
darken slightly in color. Cool
on the baking sheet.
The pita will crisp as it


cools. Cover with foil and store- at room
temperature up to 8 hours.
In a mixing bowl, combine the tomato,
celery, cucumber, green pepper and onion.
Add the salsa, garlic powder, lime juice
and vinegar, and mix well. This can be done,
up to 4 hours before serving and the dip
refrigerated in a covered container.
Just before serving, mix in the cilantro
and transfer the dip to a serving bowl. Place
the bowl on a platter, surround with the pita
chips, and serve.
Makes 2 cups (6 servings).


Per serving: 42 calories, 0 g. total fat (0 g.
saturated fat), 9 g. carbohydrate, 2 g. pro-
tein, 2 g. dietary fiber, 98 mg. sodium.
"Something Different" is written by Dana
Jacobi, author of 12 Best Foods Cookbook
and contributor to AICR's New American
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September 3,2007 The Polk County Democrat 11A


S-. Health & Nutrition


UF Researchers Study Pancreas To Learn About Diabetes


From University of Florida
University of Florida will house a newly organized inter-
national research center for the study of the human pan-
creas that will bank organs from thousands of patients with
or at risk for type 1 diabetes in an effort to learn more about
the disease.
Known as nPOD, the Network for Pancreatic Organ
Donors with Diabetes is supported by nearly $3 million per
year in grant funding from the
Juvenile Diabetes Research 'Foundation, monies that
also fuel research efforts at major medical centers world-
wide.
Type 1 or "insulin-dependent" diabetes occurs when
white blood cells vital to the body's defenses against infec-
tious diseases launch a self-directed or "autoimmune"
attack on cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, which
helps regulate how the body uses and stores sugar and
other nutrients for energy.
But much remains to be learned about how type 1 dia-
betes develops, and the organ repository will help support
a massive research effort to answer key questions, said Dr.
Mark Atkinson, the American Diabetes Association
Eminent Scholar for diabetes research at UF's College of
Medicine and nPOD's director.
"Essentially, we need to learn a lot more about the
human pancreas," said Atkinson, a pathologist. "Eight
thousand organ donors a year donate their pancreas. A
large number go to pancreatic or islet cell transplantation.
Some go to research. But sad to say, many go unutilized.
With nPOD, we hope to change that.
"Some of our theories on how diabetes develops date
back to autopsy-based research studies that occurred dur-
ing the 1960s. It is time to address old concepts with more
modern tools," he added.
The effort is partly in response to new federal funding
mandates that organ procurement organizations no longer
focus solely on organ transplantation - they also must
dedicate time and resources to support research.
The bank will receive donated organs in three ways.
First, researchers will aim to screen at least 2,000 pancreas
donors per year after their death with the assistance of


national organ procurement agencies that will - in coop-
eration with local academic institutions - look for risk fac-
tors associated with disease development, including the
presence of autoantibodies that signal the immune system
is on the attack, Atkinson said.
"If we find organ donors who have autoantibodies, it
tells us those individuals, if they had lived, were going to be
at high risk for developing type 1 diabetes," he said.
The organs will arrive at UF within eight to 12 hours of
removal from the donors. Researchers also will study
spleen, lymph nodes and blood, which play a role in sup-
porting the immune system's destruction of insulin-pro-
ducing cells.
After processing, organs and tissue samples also will be
shipped to various labs around the world, from Harvard to
King's College London and beyond.
The second way nPOD will receive pancreases will, be
through a collaborative agreement with the National
Disease Research Interchange, the nation's largest place-
ment unit for donated organs slated for research.
For that effort, organs will be obtained from any donor
with type 1 diabetes - regardless of autoantibody status -
to confirm whether individuals with longstanding diabetes
truly harbor large numbers of insulin-producing cells.
Since the 1970s UF researchers have been striving to
identify at-risk individuals via markers present in the
blood. The autoimmune attack, thought to occur in indi-
viduals who are genetically predisposed to the disease, can
continue for months to years before enough cells are
destroyed to cause diabetes.
"The dogma of type 1 diabetes has always been that you
develop the symptoms of diabetes only after a long process
of months to years to decades of that autoimmune
process," Atkinson said. "Once you hit a certain point.. . all
those insulin-producing cells are gone."
But within the past couple years, new study findings
emerged, after scientists elsewhere evaluated the pancreas-
es of nearly 50 patients with type 1 diabetes, up to 60 years
after onset.
"When they looked at the pancreases, they found to their
surprise that people who had type 1 diabetes even for
decades still had insulin-positive cells in their pancreas,"


Atkinson said. "That went totally against everything we
were taught. If that's true, that some insulin-positive cells
remain, it opens up a whole new avenue of trying to cure
this disease and brings new hope to 1 million people in the
U.S. who have type 1 diabetes. The idea would then be to
develop new treatments to boost these cells, helping to
control or even reverse the disease."
The third way nPOD will eventually obtain organs will be
in cooperation with Dr. George King, from Harvard's Joslin
Diabetes Center. Under a proposal not yet finalized, pan-
creases obtained from deceased patients who have had
type 1 diabetes for more than 50 years will be sent to UE
Collaborators within nPOD include scientists at medical
schools at Harvard University, the University of California-
San Diego, the University of California-San Francisco, the
University of Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh
and the University of Michigan, and sites in England,
Finland, Canada and Australia. UF is coordinating organ
recovery efforts through facilities in six U.S. cities and,
locally, through LifeQuest Organ Recovery Services and
Shands HealthCare.
"Basically, we have almost no information on what's
happening in the pancreas while children and adults are
developing type 1 diabetes," said Dr. George Eisenbarth,
executive director of the Barbara Davis Center for
Childhood Diabetes and a professor of pediatrics and cel-
lular and structural biology at the University of Colorado
who has been running a small pilot program similar to
nPOD.
"(Yet) about 1 in 300 individuals in the U.S. population at
the time of untimely death have the hallmarks that they are
developing type 1 diabetes. So now the program will be .
expanded and there will be close to 10 times as many indi-
viduals screened as was possible for one center to do. It's a
very rare pancreas that we think will hold the key to what
causes diabetes. It's unexplored, unknown territory.
Without this large cooperative effort there's no way we can
find this out."


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12A The Polk County Democrat September 3, 2007



Sports



BartowYellow Jackets Bedeviled


By Winter Haven High, 17-6


By JEFF THORNBURG
Sports Correspondent
The Winter Haven Blue
Devils enjoyed their visit to
the newly renovated Bartow
Memorial Stadium with a
17-6 win over the Yellow
Jackets, in the regular season
opener.
The score could have
been worst for Bartow, if not
for the strong showing by the
Yellow Jacket defense in the
first half. The defense forced
two turnovers, a punt, and
two long missed field goals.
.On one drive Winter
Haven drove to the Bartow
one-yard line, but the
defense stiffened and the
drive ended with a Curtis
Reddrick interception for
Bartow.
The Blue Devils did man-
age a three-point halftime
lead on a 28-yard field goal
by Austin McCoy late in the
second quarter. The scoring
drive was setup by an inter-
ception by Winter Haven's
Mark Thompson, who had
three picks on the night.
Winter Haven extended
their lead by 10 with a 56-
yard touchdown run by
senior Q Metelus, who fin-
ished the night with 73 yards
on 10 carries.
Late in the third quarter,
the Blue Devils went up 17-0
over Bartow on a 13-yard
touchdown pass from senior
quarterback D.C. Jefferson
to senior Branly Francois,
capping a 48-yard scoring
drive.
Bartow's most successful
drive of the game came early


Bartow High School boys'
golf team, coached by Scott
Newell and Chris Banks, is
off to a fast start.
Bartow Golf Course host-
ed the Polk County Match
Play Championship on
Monday and Tuesday, Aug.
27 and 28.
The first day was a stroke
play event to seed teams.
Bartow secured the first
seed, led by sophomore
Drew Guffey' four-up par
round and solid play by
sophomores Micheal
Gillooley and Cole Mitchell.
Juniors Nick Thomas,
Danny Leckie and Kyle
Baker shot an eight-team
low of 263 which was 19
shots lower than second
seeded Lakeland (282).
Sebring (288) finished
third, followed by
Winterhaven (289),
Lakeland Christian (291),
George Jenkins (301), Lake
Gibson (308) and All Saints
(310).
The second day, the
teams played match play
with first playing against
second, third vs. fourth, etc.


Bartow Youth Football
took on the Lakeland
Lumberjacks at Bryant
Stadium in Lakeland on
Saturday.
* Flag - Lakeland 31,
Bartow 0
* Midget - Bartow over
Lakeland by default
* Mighty Mites - Bartow
26, Lakeland 6


Bartow dominated Lakeland
winning 13 to 5 to. capture
the first place prize.
Coaches Scott Newell and
Chris Banks said they were
pleased with the teams effort
for two-days. Chris Banks
and Scott Newell are in their
third year of coaching the
team.
Banks said Lakeland has
always been the team to
beat. "It is nice to see there
might be a changing of the
guard."
Banks said that he is
proud of the boys who have
worked hard all summer.
Guffey wowed coaches and
players as he was eight
under par through 34 holes
of play.
"He is a great young tal-
ent," Newell and Banks said,
"but he is not the only.player
on this team with talent and
everybody on this team will
have great weeks throughout
the year."
Newell and Banks are
cautious about expectations
because of the youth of the
team, but are excited about
their potential.


* Peewees - Lakeland 401,
Bartow 13
* Juniors - Lakeland 40,
Bartow 0
Bartow's next games will
be held Saturday, Sept. 8, as
they host Tampa at Tom E.
Walker Field on County
Road 555. Games begin at 9
a.m.


Mighty Mite Football registration will be held
Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Parks &
Recreation Office in the Bartow Civic Center.
Registration is open to children aged 8 to 11 as of Sept. 5.
Registration is limited to the first 60 signups.
Cost is $25 due to insurance increase. Children must
have their birth certificate.
Equipment hand-out will be Thursday, Sept. 13, from 4 to
6 p.m. in the Bartow Civic Center main auditorium.
Practice will be held each Tuesday and Thursday from 4
p.m. to 6 p.m. at IMC/Agrico Park, north of the Dixie Youth
Baseball Complex. First practice will be held on Tuesday,
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' SENIOR AMBER BLITZ dives through the air during the
swim meet held at Gaines Pool. She finished first place in
the girls division for diving. - (Photo provided by John
Abel)

Bartow High Swim Season
Begins With First-Place Diving


RODNEY SMITH (#15) powers his way past the goal-line for Bartow's only touchdown of
the night against Winter Haven High School. - (Photo by Armando Lopez)


in the fourth quarter - a 90-
yard scoring drive, capped
by freshman Rodney Smith's
two-yard run. The drive was
aided by a 36-yard pass con-
nection from quarterback
Christian Clay to Malcolm
Johnson.
Clay finished the night
with 108 passing yards on
eight completions, and 48
rushing yards on 15 carries.
Clay also threw three inter-
ceptions. Senior Jamal
Darling led Jacket receivers
with 52 yards on five catch-
es.
Friday's loss was the first
season opening setup suf-
fered by Bartow since the


2002 season when Lake
Gibson defeated the Yellow
Jackets 22-10.
Bartow will open district
competition at Kathleen on
Friday night.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
WH 0 3 14 0 17
Bartow 0 0 0 6 6
Second
WHHS, 28-yard field goal
by Austin McCoy, 2:02.
Third
WHHS, 56-yard run by Q
Metelus. Extra point by
Austin McCoy, 9:15.
WHHS, 13-yard pass from
D.C. Jefferson to Branly


Francois. Extra point by
Austin McCoy, 0:31.
Fourth
.BHS, two-yard rush by
Rodney Smith. Extra point
attempt by Leo Davila is no
good, 7:39.


Game Stats


First Downs
Rush/Yds
Pass Yds
Passing
Net Yards
Fmbls/Lost
Penalties
Punts/Yds
Time
Record


BHS
10
34/90
108
8/18/3
198
0/1
9-72
5-36.2
23:58
0-1


WHHS
13
32/175
92
7/16/2
267
0/1
8-64
3-30.7
24:02
"1-0


Yellow Jacket Swim Team
competed with Frostproof,
Lake Placid, Lake Wales,
Lake Gibson, and All Saints
at Gaines Pool this week.
The Yellow Jackets coach-
es are excited about the
upcoming swim season. The
coaches for the swim team
are Nicole Green, Mary
Fisher, and Clint Haldane.
Coach Nicole Green said
that this year's team has
double the swimmers of last
year's team. She said that the


goals for team this year are
"for each swimmer to
increase their time, personal
advancement, and have fun
in the swim meets with the
other high schools."
Senior Amber Blitz, lady
diver for the Yellow Jackets,
listened to one of Coach
Green's goals, personal
advancement, and did just
that, coming in first place in
the girl's.division for diving.g


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