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SHigh above Broadway, welders and assemblers build antennas for T-mobile cell phones
on the Bartow water tower. Theicompany leased the site for five years at $1,950 per month,
city Finance Director David Wright said. The city received the payment in advance, a total
of $117,000. T-mobile has the option to renew the lease after the contract expires. Staff
photo by Peggy Kehoe


Commission to Choose One

Of 63 for City Manager Post


Petitions Seek Referendum


On Wind Meadows South


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher

Bartowans opposed to the zoning of a
272-acre tract on E.E Griffin Drive for 835
homes have begun a petition drive to
force a public vote on that action.
The city charter allows citizens to bring
an issue to the voters if at least 20 percent
of the city's registered voters at the time of
the last election sign a petition to do so.
Bartow has about 8,000 registered voters,
and the petition advocates are seeking at
least 1,600 signatures.
At least 10 registered voters who live
within the city limits must circulate the
petition, and one of those 10 must witness
the signatures, according to Terry Frost,
one of the organizers of the petition drive.
Only registered voters who live within the
city limits are eligible to sign the petition.
The people circulating the petition are:
Kristi Bloodworh.
Pat Hall.
Wayne Lewis.
Nell Nelson.
Randy Peterson.
Trish Pfeiffer.
Teresa Pickard.
Sheran Walker.
Paula White.
Pam Wyant.
Anyone who wants to sign the petitions
may-do so at:
The Frost, Tamayo, Sessums, and
Aranda law firm.
Peterson's Cleaners.
Nell Nelson Real Estate.
Pyramid Fasteners.
Citizens also may contact any of the 10
people who are circulating the petitions.
Petitions will be available at public
events, according to Mrs. Frost.
The charter allows 20 days from the
date of the commission's final vote on the
issue'to submit the required number of
petitions to the city clerk; the final vote on
the subdivision took place on Tuesday,
Sept. 4.
If the required number of signatures is
secured, the city commission must either


reverse its own action, as asked by the
petition, or call a special election and sub-
mit the question to the voters.
The commission must schedule an
election in from 30 to 90 days of its final
vote (Sept. 4) to put the question to a vote.
If there is no regular election scheduled
within that timeframe, a special election
may be called.
The most strident opposition to the
Highland Cassidy development Wind
Meadows South has come from people
who live on E.E Griffin Road, on parcels of
land that have not been annexed into the
city limits.
However, both circulating of the peti-
tions and a vote on the issue if it comes
to a vote are limited to people who live
within the city limits and are registered
voters.
"This is obviously a last resort when we
feel like we are not being heard; by 'we,' I
mean people who care about the quality
of life and historical integrity of Bartow."
Mrs. Frost said.
"What these petitions say is, 'Please lis-
ten to us and protect us.'"
Only one successful referendum drive
has been mounted in the city's history, a
citizen effort to rescind a $4 increase in
water, sewer and sanitation fees.
Referendum is one of three. ways,
beyond regular commission elections,
that the citizens can force a decision on
the city commission. The other two are
initiative and recall.
There has been one successful initia-
tive drive in Bartow's history: to amend
the city code to ban landfills within the
city limits. More than half the city's voters
signed that petition, and the commission
adopted the ordinance without calling an
election. Commissioners later reversed
that decision to settle a federal court law-
suit.
By the recall process, voters can,
remove an incumbent city commissioner.
There has been one successful recall
effort in Bartow's history, about 50 years
ago.


Sixty-three people have
applied for the job of
Bartow's city manager; if
things go according to
schedule, one of them will
be offered the job on Oct. 8.
The applicants come
from as close as Bartow, Fort
Meade, Mulberry, and
Lakeland; as far away as
California and Belgrade,
Serbia.
About half have some
sort of experience in
Florida, Gene DeMarie,
vice-president of, the
recruiting firm the city is
using in its search, told the
city commission.
"We are very pleased with
the quality of the applicant
pool," he said. "There are
some very good people
here."
On Sept. 18, the recruit-
ing firm will submit a list of
nine or 10 semi-finalists for
the commission to consider,


and from that list, commis-
sioners will select five for a
visit to Bartow and inter-
views on Friday and
Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6.
The commission has
scheduled a special meeting
for 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at
city hall, to make the selec-
tion.
On their two-day visits,
the finalists will be taken on
a tour of the city, will be
guests of honor at a com-
munity reception, and will
be interviewed by city com-
missioners.
DeMarie urged commis-
sioners not to contact any of
the applicants before the
October visits with the final-
ists.
Polk Countians seeking
the job are:
William "Lee" Prosser of
Fort Meade, managing bro-
ker for Principle Realty.
Markae Rupp of


Lakeland, city clerk of West
Melbourne.
Brooks J. Strayer of
Bartow, solid waste director
for the Polk County com-
mission.
Frank M. Thomas, III, of
Mulberry, city manager of
Mulberry.
Twenty-five are city man-
agers, interim city man-
agers, or county managers,
and seven are assistant city
or county managers.
Others include govern-
ment finance directors,
engineers, tribal manager of
the Seminole Tribe of
Florida, a city utilities direc-
tor, community develop-
ment directors, commander
of the Army garrison at Fort
Rucker, Ala., and a vice pres-
ident of America's
Development Foundation,
presently living in Belgrade.


Community Celebration Marks

All-America County Recognition


Showing the kind of
enthusiasm that made them
the only county in the
United States to be named
an All-America County this
year, a group of county'
employees and community
volunteers reprised their
performance of skits about
what makes Polk so.special
in a community celebration
at the Bartow Civic Center
on Wednesday night.
The skits, liberally laced
with humor, highlighted:
Hurricane Heroes, the
county's show of apprecia-


tion for people who helped
rebuild the electric systems,
process insurance claims,
and provide other assis-
tance to Polk after the 2004
hurricanes.
The Friends of the Parks
Foundation and its Park
Partners program, which
mobilizes volunteer support
to maintain the county's
parks.
The Teen Pregnancy
Prevention Alliance, in
which a Youth Leadership
Team educates teens and
encourages them to. make


healthy and responsible
choices.
Polk Vision, an ongoing
program to bring together
all elements of the county
for the common good of
Polk County.
Performers in the skits
included Polk County
employees and community
volunteers ranging from
teenagers to senior citizens
who went to California to
participate as finalists in the
competition, which is con-
ducted by the National Civic
League.


County Commission


Gets Ethics Refresher


By DAWN WADE
StaffWriter

What do you do when
someone hands you money
at a civic club meeting? If
you are a county commis-
sioner, politely refuse.
Last week, Polk County
commissioners received
their yearly update on ethics
and the Sunshine Law, and
County Attorney Joe Jarret
reminded the commission
to use the "common sense
standard."
S"Don't take gifts.
Commissioner (Jack) Myers
:put it best when he said that
if we have an employee on
-the staff that can be swayed
'to do something for a free
lunch, we don't need that
'person on the staff," Jarret
:said.
SCommissioner Randy
'Wilkinson asked if that


meant commissioners
should pay for their own
lunches when speaking to
Rotaryor other clubs.
"If it's steak, it's not okay,"
Jarret joked. "A burger is fine.
No, the meal is fine."
For commissioners
speaking to clubs or organi-
zations free lunch is fine, as
are plaques and other small
gifts.
"What you want to be
careful of is money changing
hands," he said.
In addition to refusing
money, Jarret also reminded
commissioners of their duty
to recuse'themselves in con-
flicts of interest, and the fact
that commissioners cannot
rent, lease or sell any goods
or services to the county.
Additionally, Jarret
reminded the commission-
ers not to vote on any issue
that would cause a personal


loss or gain.
"It's a conflict of interest,"
he said.
Commissioners attending
planning commission meet-
ings is allowed speaking
at them however, could be
dangerous, Jarret said.
"You should not speak at
the meeting," he said "And
you should not advocate for
one side or the other."
Since appealed planning
commission decisions come
before the board, Jarett said
speaking at the meetings
was a "very dangerous, slip-
pery slop"."
"If you speak at a plan-
ning commission meeting, it
could almost preclude you
from voting," Commissioner
Jack Myers said.
When -moving onto the
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Polk County's response to and recovery from the hurricanes of 2004 was depicted in this
skit, performed for the National Civic League in support of Polk's application for the All
America County award. Polk was the only county in the country to win. The skit was
reprised at a community celebration of the award on Wednesday at the Bartow Civic
Center. Staff photo


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Community Life


Amy Jo Bruce Weds Bernjamin Thomas Fort


411


Amy lo Bruce of Barrow and
Benjamin Thomas Fort of Fort
Meade were united in marriage
Saturday. lune 16, 2007, at 6 o'clock
in the evening, at Associate
Reformed Presbyterian Church in
Barrow.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Gregory Crum, and Mr.
and Mrs. Dennis Bruce, all of
Bati ow.
The bridegroom is the son of Dr.
and Mrs. Bob Fort of Fort Meade.
Dr. Fred Foy Strang of Bristol,
-Tenn., (former pastor of First
1 Presbyterian Church in Fort
Meade), and Pastor Roy Lowe of
First NMethodist Church of Barrow
performed the ceremony.
Music was provided by vocalists
Ken and Bonnie Allen, organist
William Wright, and pianist Carol
Keten, all of Bartow.
The front of the church was a
garden setting of palms, ferns, and
a large bouquet of fuchsia, orange,
and white roses and calla lilies.
Brass spiral candelabras flanked
each side, and the brass unity. can-
tdie was enhanced with multiple
satin and tulle bows.
White votive candles surround-
ed by greenery decorated the win-
Sdows. Pews were marked with
L hand-painted cones with floor-
Slength ribbons and bows attached.
The cones were filled with tulle,
fuchsia, and orange kalanchoe. The
outside entry handrails were
wrapped in i-v nestled with white
satin bows and streamers. Small
topiary trees of coordinating colors
accented the bride's book table.
The bride was given in marriage
by her parents, Dennis Bruce and
Joanne Crum.
She wore a Bonny wedding
gown of royal satin charmeuse in a
Diamond white color. it featured a
c. simple beaded. V-neckline gown
with an empire waist. The criss-
cross back straps across the low-
cut back gave way to a plain flared
skirt and chapel-length train.
Her one-tier, fingertip-length,
tulle veil featured an edge of crystal
beading and sequins. The coordi-
nating headpiece contained crystal
Sbeads and rhinestones matching
Those found in the wedding gown
and veil.
She carried a hand-tied bouquet
of white calla lilies and white and
jade roses.
Katie Bruce. sister of the bride,
was maid of honor.
Bridesmaids were Mrs. Andrew
Werner, Mrs. Josh McKibben,
leniifer Thomas, Suzanna Zahner,


Holland.

Robinson, cousin of the hiiide: filt
Ashleigh Robinson. also cousin nof gr
the bride, was lowergirl. pa
The bride's attendants wore Ftl
chiffon princess line gown- Iroum lic
the lordan dress collection. Each
floor-length, kiwi-colored gol \n ite
featured a V-neck h altei iand i
draped back. They each caartird a
bouquet of fuchsia, burnt orange. Pa
and jade roses, with manda in -;a
calla lilies and coordinating green- t-
ern. M
Robert Fort. brothel ol tihe \
groom, was best maln.
Groomsmen \wee Robby Ellii.t. JI
Ryan Elliott. Curt Kelly. Shamn Lal
Downs, H.C. Be\non. Ii.. and
Roman NMacias.
Tristan Fort, nephew of the the
groom, was ringbearer. int.
A dinner buffet and dance
reception was held at the Baltol'w el
Ciic Center. an
A variety of lighted balloon Nll
columns, topiaries, and lighted RaN
palms filled the Civic Centel. (,GuLt a
tables were draped with hot pink
linen tablecloths and accented
with orange linen napkins. r
The tables were centered with gri
hand-painted pillar candles sui- HM
rounded by i\v, hot pink and Th
orange roses, and votive candle,. Nh
Hand-painted bags filled with r
"lelly Bellies" in the colors of the
wedding were placed in kiwi-col-
ored Koozies at each guest setting-.
Other special decorations paJ
included a hand-'painted mailhbx ho
on the gift table and a message Pt
board for guests to write congratu- an
latory notes on. Tr
The wedding cake was six-tieted .A
atop a silver stand, featuring vanil-
la-flavored cake with butterc'eanI ho
filling. It was covered with a W\
smooth white buttercream icing ed
and detailed with decorative piped Mi
pearls and a fuchsia ribbon around NI
the bottom of each tier. It \as \Wi
topped with flesh flowers of coni-
dinating wedding colors. at
The table was draped in white Ho
linen with cluster ribbon and Ga
flower bows. The silver cake knife an
was a Fort family heirloom used bI\
many generations within the lanmi- b1
ly. Lal
The groom's cake \\as tinee-
dimensional, three-tiered .loco- by
late, inspired by his profession as a Ro
Polk County firefighter. The fire the
truck cake was designed as a repli-
ca of the fire truck he drives, teatut- ho'
ing light-up wheels, flashing sirens, the
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addei. and his engine number.
The table was draped in white
en and decorated with small
enman hat lights. The lattice back-
ound featured a large, hand-
inted reproduction of the
irida specialty automobile
sense plate featuring firefighters.
Decorations, hand-painted
ms. and the groom's cake were
dle b\ the bride's mother.
.Asi ting with hospitalities were
ticia Hall. Chris Oster, Mrs.
Iph Robinson. Gerry Bowden,
telUe Bowden, Melissa Huguley.
s. Sal Bosco, Mrs. Andrew
' ner, and lennifer Thomas.
Foll,_wing a honeymoon trip to
naica, the couple resides in
keland.

Showers and parties thrown for
Couple prior to the wedding
eluded:
' A couple's barbecue and mis-
laneoutm shower, hosted by Mr.
d Mrs. Kenneth Meeks, Mr. and
s. Alex Pannebaker, and Mr.
Iph leek,, at the home of Mr.
d Mrs. NMeeks in Bartow.
'. kitchen-themed bridal show-
was hosted by the aunts of the
omn at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
\ven Thomas in Riverview.
istesses included Mrs. Steven
omas, NMrs. lack F. Whiteside,
s. Terr\ Wallace. Mrs. lames Fort, .i
s. Richard Fort, Jr., and Mrs.
lliam Shepard.
SA Cinco de Mayo couple's
It., hosted at the Fort Meade .
me of Mr. and Mrs. Andy>
escott. Hostesses included Mr.
d Mrs. Prescott, Mr. and Mrs.
I\i fucker, and Mr. and Mrs.
in Skipper.
A room-themed bridal shower,
sted at the home of Mrs. Jack
ant in Bai tow. Hostesses includ-
Mrs. Want, Mrs. leff Agnew,
's. Blake Van Hook, Mary Wy-ant,
s. Bob Fitzgerald, and Mrs.
Iliam W\ eight.
A pantyv bridal shower, hosted
the home of Patricia Hall.
stesses were Mrs. Hall, Mrs.
ry Alfsen, Mrs. David Brannan,
d \its. Fred Egli.
A wedding day brunch, hosted
NMrs. Chuck Foss at her home in
eeland.
B idesmnaids' luncheon, hosted
the bride's aunts, Mrs. Ralph
binson and Gerry Bowden. at
e Stanford Inn in Battow.
A catered rehearsal dinner,
sted by the gloom's parents at
iir home in Fort Meade.


First Bevis Family

Scholarship Awarded

To Fort Meade Student


Amy Ann Bevis of Fort
Meade has been selected as
the first recipient of the
Ancestral Association of
William Langley Bevis
Scholarship.
The award will be pre-
sented during the 114th
Bevis family reunion on
Saturday, Sept. 22, at the
Bascom Town Hall.
The reunion is unique in
that it is the first time the
family has awarded a schol-
arship to a member of the
Bevis lineage, said Freddie
Callaway, president of the
Ancestral Family-Association
of William Langley Bevis.
Miss Bevis plans to attend
the University of South
Florida this fall.
Among her accomplish-
ments, she was valedictorian
of Fort Meade High School,
captain of the Fort Meade
Varsity Girls Soccer Team,
member of the National
Honor Society, Who's Who
Among American High
School Students, member of
Concert Choir, recognized
by the Polk County Museum
of Art Advanced Placement
Art Exhibition, and has
many hours of community
service.
She is a fifth-generation
direct descendant ofWilliar
Langley Bevis. Her lineage
includes Andrew Jefferson
Bevis, John Willis Bevis,
William Hinson Bevis, and
Hugh Thomas Bevis.

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Amy Ann Bevis


Hammock Lake
Remembers
Loved Ones
Residents of Hammock
Lake in Fort Meade celebrat-
ed Labor Day with a fish fry.
The event was bitter-
sweet, however, as they
remembered those they
have recently lost and how
they had touched their lives.
Those remembered were
Helen Monroe, who passed
away suddenly of heart fail-
ure on Aug. 26 at her sum-
mer home in Michigan, and
Robert "Bob" James, who
died at his summer home in
Louisville, Ky., of a fast-
growing brain tumor.


This year, the families will
honor Andrew Jefferson
"Uncle Babe" Bevis (1845-.
1925), the 12th child of the
Bevis-Palmer union. Uncle
Babe Bevis and his wife,,,
Jennie Bridges, lived in Two
Egg, Fla. Bridges was an edu-
cator in Jackson County for,-.
52 years, and later was post-:;
mistress of Two Egg.
The program will feature"
the two living grandchildren.',
of the- honoree: William-:
Hinson Bevis, former chair- ,..-
man of the Florida Public.',.
Service Commission, mem- -
ber of the Crime
Compensation Board for
Florida, and Florida legisla-
tor; and Russell Roland''
Bevis, the former mayor of
Tallahassee and founder of '
Bevis Funeral Home.
Additionally, the Jennie'
Bridges Bevis Award will be
presented to Margaret, '
Kennedy Lewis of Panama
City for her life long dedica- '
tion to education.
Bevis family members will
gather at 10 a.m. in the
Bascom town hall for a busi-
ness meeting, followed by a'
covered-dish dinner.
"We are asking that all
participants bring their,
favorite dish and the recipe'
so it might be included in a
Bevis family cookbook,"
Callaway said.
Historic records show thaf
the Bevis family patriarch
was born in Virginia in 1791,.
lived in South Carolina for 24 .
years (1818-1842), and
became a Jackson County.
resident in 1855. Since
establishing homesteads in
Northwest Florida in the
mid-1800s, the number of,
Bevis descendants has
grown to an estimated 7,000
individuals.
The original Bevis family
and its descendants played a
central role in the formation.
and history of Bascom
United Methodist Church
and the town of Bascom,
which was named after the
church.


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& Pawn Shop
425 E. Main St., Bartow


533-5560


Loan on almost
anything of value.

TVs, Musical
Instruments, Guns


Master Gardener Training in
Bartow Beginning Sept. 18


David Shibles, urban hor-
ticulturist with the Polk
County Extension Service,
will offer Polk County master
gardener training beginning
Sept. 18, in the Polk County
Extension Service Valencia
Room, 1702 Highway 17
South, Bartow.
The classes will be held
Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m., with an hour break for


lunch, through Dec. 11,
except for the week of
Thanksgiving.
The cost is $90 to cover
the cost of materials.
No gardening experience
is required.
For further information,
call Shihles at 519-8677, ext.
109, or visit
http://polkhort.ifas.ufl.edu.


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USF Lakeland Increases Technology in the Classroom Registration Deadline for


From USF Lakeland

As college students
soaked up the sunshine or
otherwise enjoyed their
summer vacations, some. of
their professors spent time
in summer school.
At the University of South
Florida Lakeland, 11 faculty
members voluntarily spent
time in the classroom to
learn how technology can
enhance the learning
process for their students.
Advances in technology
continue to change the way
faculty teach, research and
serve within the academic
community. Coping with
rapid change, however, can
often seem overwhelming.
To mitigate that tenden-
cy, Dr. Naomi Boyer over-
sees a program that helps
USF Lakeland faculty
embrace and use technolo-
gy to bolster teaching and
learning.
Boyer, director of teach-
ing and learning technology
at USF Lakeland, developed
the Faculty Technology
Integration Institute (FTII).
Now in its second year, the
five-day institute offers fac-
ulty training in areas such as
library services, online sur-
veys, internet security, best
practices in video-confer-
encing, and using black-
board, Smartboard,
Elluminate and Camtasia
technologies.
"Developing a faculty
learning community is the
main goal of'the FTII," said
Boyer, "although building
the faculty's foundation of
skills is also critical.
"Technical difficulties
can cause frustration and.
limit successful implemen-
tation unless we can offer a
life vest of, technical sup-
port."
That support also
includes monthly follow-up
meetings where faculty


share knowledge, give
process updates and cover
topics of interest. As a
result, FTII makes a signifi-
cant impact at the individ-
ual, division and organiza-
tional levels.
Conversations are occur-
ring as a result of numerous
factors, including a new
level of faculty self-direction
and advocacy from FTII
members.
FTII fits perfectly with
USF Lakeland's polytechnic
mission, which emphasizes
hands-on learning and
applied knowledge.
"Our polytechnic vision
requires using technology in
teaching and the learning
process, adapting and creat-
ing technology-focused
programs and :supporting
research in all areas of tech-
nology," said Dr. Marshall
Goodman, vice president
and chief executive office,
USF Lakeland.
"Through our FTII pro-
gram, we help faculty across
campus find: common
direction and comfort in
technology."
Steve Budd, director of
USF Lakeland's entrepre-
neurship program, gave
high marks to this summer's
FTII.
"It was an incredible
learning experience," he
said. "It gave me the tools,
support network and confi-
dence to incorporate tech-
nology into my courses.
"One of my major con-
cerns with teaching online
was maintaining a high level
of interaction with students.
The FTII program, through
its outstanding staff,
resources and support,
enabled me to efficiently
and effectively integrate
technology to enhance stu-
dent learning."
Dr. Dick Plank, associate
professor of marketing,
said, "As a result the FTII, I


PCC Partners with UF to PCC's EPI to Offer Alternative

Offer Online Business Degree Certification Program


Earning a business
degree from the University
of Florida's Warrington
College of Business
Administration has become
more convenient for Polk
County residents.
Area students can now
pursue a bachelor of science
degree in business adminis-
tration without leaving Polk
County.
UF's online business pro-
gram allows Florida com-
munity college transfer stu-
dents the flexibility to pur-
sie their business educa-
tion on their own time with-
out traveling to Gainesville.
Students access streaming
video lectures and course
materials online.
The first step for students
is pursuing an A.A. degree at
Polk Community College.
With the A.A. and appropri-
ate foundation courses in
business, students can then
apply to UF's online busi-
ness program to complete
the final two years for their
bachelor's degree online.
We are very pleased to
partner with the University
ofPlorida to offer PCC grad-
iates an opportunity to pur-
sue an online degree pro-
gram," said PCC President
Eileen Holden. "We are see-
ing more and more of our
students looking for educa-
tional opportunities that are


not time or place bound."
The online business pro-
gram consists of 15 courses
in topics such as marketing,
management, economics,
business law, supply chain,
entrepreneurship, and
finance.
Students enrolled in the
online business program are
taught by the same faculty
as UF's on-campus business
students, receiving support
from professors, teaching
assistants, and academic
advisors primarily. through
e-mail and discussion
boards.
"The program has been
challenging," said Lake
Wales resident Kevin
Willette, a current UF senior.
"The academic guidance
and business curriculum
has far exceeded my expec-
tations. My experience has
been excellent and I can
confidently say that I made
the best choice for me."
.Tuition is currently $150
per credit hour for Florida
residents. Students in the
Online Business Program
are eligible to apply for the
same types of financial aid
as students enrolled in on-
campus degree programs
(e.g., Pell grants, state and
local scholarships, loans).
For more information
about UF's online business
program, visit the website
www.cba.ufl.edu/upb/pro-
grams/obsba. For more
information on Polk
Community College, visit
the website www.polk.edu.


The state has approved
Polk Community College's
Education Preparation
Institute to offer an alterna-
tive certification program.
EPI provides accelerated
training to individuals with
non-education bachelor's
degrees to receive their
teaching certification.
Because of the shortage of
teachers, the EPI program
has helped provide numer-
ous teachers in the Polk
County School District.
Participants in PCC's EPI
program now can receive
the equivalent of 60 in ser-
vice points for empowering
and 60 in service points for
cross cultural communica-
tions at the completion of
the program. This is the only
EPI program in the state
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service points when a stu-
dent completes the pro-
gram.
The EPI curriculum has
been revised this year and
includes a variety of English
for speakers of other lan-
guages (ESOL) content.
For those interested in
attending EPI, an informa-
tion session will be held on
Thursday, Sept. 13, 6-7 p.m.
in Room WST 126 in the
Student Center on the
Winter Haven campus.
For more information,
visit the website at
www.polk.epi or call 292-
3642.


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will use Camtasia to put lec-
tures online for students to
view before class. That will
free up class time for exer-
cises and other hands-on
work.
"By developing my lec-
tures in a certain way, I'll get
students to focus on impor-
tant sections of the accom-
panying textbook, and then
I'll give a quiz in the first
part of every class. This will
also let me experiment with
more and different types of
exercises."
For Dr. Dave Armitage,
interim chairman,
Department of Information
Technology, the FTII helped
him get a handle on emerg-
ing technology.
"At my previous institu-
tion, I managed instruction-
al technology support," he
said. "I've been at USF for
five years now. When I
attended this year's
Institute, I found that virtu-
ally everything discussed
and demonstrated was new
to me which gives you an
idea of how fast this tech-
nology is advancing.
"Our department will be
putting our bachelor of sci-
ence in applied science
(B.SA.S.) concentration in
information technology on
line for the spring semester.
The topics and technologies
covered during the Institute
will be of great use in
accomplishing this."
As faculty take advantage
of technology, students will
benefit the most.
"Using technology will
make classes much better
for our students," said Dr.
Jan Lloyd, director of stu-
dent life. "Typically, stu-
dents have about a 20-
minute attention span, so
you can imagine how a two-
hour lecture would go over
with them. Using technolo-
gy will help us get informa-
tion across to the students


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in a variety of ways while
keeping them actively
engaged in learning. "
As a program focused not
only on facilitating learning
but also on instituting cam-
pus change and innovation,
FTII has resulted in some
"amazing trends," said
Boyer.
Participating faculty
members have felt comfort-
able enough to share stories
of success and challenges
while taking risks using
instructional technology,
software and online design.
Charter members of last
year's FTII volunteered to
serve as mentors to peers in
this summer's program.
"The amazing part about
the FTII is that rather than
identifying technological
difficulties as failures, or
rationalizing these troubles
as justification to stop using
technology, participants
brace themselves in the face
of technical conflict,
become problem solvers
and establish answers for
future smooth sailing in the
choppy waters of experi-
mentation," said Boyer.
"Support systems, just-
in-time guidance, mentor-
ship, institutional infra-
structure and collegial net-
working can help buffer the
rough waters of change.
"Implementing technol-
ogy is a very personal part of
the teaching process," she
said.
"Ability to overcome fear,
reduce resistance and
establish a support network
has proved successful at the
individual level through the
FTII program. I believe that
regardless of the level of
comfort with technology, all
faculty members can
progress at a pace appropri-
ate with their development
and content."


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Schools & Education


High school artists have
just a few more weeks to
register for "youngARTS," an
award program that identi-
fies and rewards exceptional
student artists from across
the U.S. with cash prizes of
up to $10,000 and the
chance to be named a
Presidential Scholar in the
Arts.
Seniors in the 2007-2008
school year or graduates
who will be 17 or 18 years
old on Dec. 1, are eligible to
apply. The final deadline is
Oct. 1 with audition/portfo-
lio materials due Nov. 5.
Each year, youngARTS,
the core program of the
National Foundation for
Advancement in the Arts
(NFAA), invites up to 150
artists in nine art disciplines
(dance, cinematic arts, clas-
sical music, jazz music, pho-
tography, theater, visual
arts, voice and writing) to
participate in youngARTS
Week, a once-in-a-lifetime
experience in Miami con-
sisting of performances,
master classes, workshops,
readings, exhibits and
enrichment activities with
renowned artists and arts
educators.
Every student who partic-
ipates in youngARTS Week
will receive one of the fol-
lowing awards:
$10,000 Gold Award,
given to up to 15 deserving
finalists;
$5,000 Silver Award,
bestowed to as many as four
finalists in each of the nine
youngARTS disciplines;
Level I, II, III and IV

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Southeastern University a
graduate open house for
those interested in returning
to school for a graduate
degree on Thursday, Sept.
13, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The open house will be
held in the Pansler Alumni-
Student Union building and
will provide information on
Southeastern's graduate pro-
grams in education, profes-
sional counseling, business
administration, and minis-
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Southeastern professors
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Hors d'oeuvres, dessert
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RSVP at their website
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Awards, ranging from $500
to $3,000, granted to
remaining youngARTS final-
ists.
Honorable mention and
merit awards ($250 and
$100 respectively) are also
available for those students
not named a youngARTS
Week finalist but still ranked
in the top 5 percent and 10
percent of the registrant
pool.
In addition, at the exclu-
sive request of the White
House Commission on
Presidential Scholars, NFAA
nominates up to 60
youngARTS finalists for the
commission's consideration
to be named as Presidential
Scholars in the Arts.
YoungARTS was estab-
lished in 1981 by Carnival
Cruise Lines creator Ted
Arison and his wife Lin
Arison to identify uniquely
gifted young artists and
assist them both financially
and educationally.
Its roster of alumni
includes actress and record-
ing artist Vanessa Williams,
dancer/choreographer
Desmond Richardson,
recording artist Josh
Groban, New York
Philharmonic guest solo
violinist Jennifer Koh, jazz
trumpet player Roy
Hargrove, Broadway actors
Ron Eldard and Raul
Esparza, writer Allegra
Goodman and visual artist
Doug Aitken.
For more information,
call 1-800-970-ARTS (2787)
or visit the website at
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Editorial


Don't Let Lawsuits Set Local Government Policy


With increasing frequency,
newly-elected city commissioners
are attending a short course on
how to approach their jobs.
It is a good idea. Having good
ideas and good intentions make
for a good start. Adding the two-
day course in local government
can make for a better public offi-
cial.
One of the best pieces of advice
from the course, we have heard
from commissioners who have
attended it, is never let litigation or
the threat of litigation become the
basis for making public policy.
We could not agree more.
Lawsuits are a way of life, espe-


cially for public officials.
It is the American way.
Give me what I want or I'll see
you in court.
The expense of bringing suit is
enough to make that an empty
threat in many cases, but when
millions of dollars are at stake, it
becomes financially feasible to
bring in the lawyers.
Bartow has a landfill within its
city limits despite a successful
citizen initiative banning just that
- because the owners went to
court. There is now a real danger
that this facility now a construc-
tion and demolition landfill will
become a garbage dump.


Last week's decision to allow an
835-home subdivision on 272
acres of land on E.E Griffin Road
was influenced in large part by two
lawsuits, each filed after the devel-
oper didn't get his way.
For the average citizen even
for the small business owner the
threat of a lawsuit from a litigant
with deep pockets is frightening.
But for local governments, with
knowledgeable attorneys and sig-
nificant financial resources, the
playing field is more level.-And get-
ting sued, unfortunately, is a cost
of doing business for local govern-
ment.
If the court system works and


it does, more often than not a
local government with a sound,
position should prevail most of the
time. And as representatives of the:
voters, a local government that is:.
confident that it has exercised;
sound judgment should be willing
to defend its position in court.
Our frequent counsel, which we
try to follow ourselves:
Always do the right thing.
Doing so sometimes requires
defending that position in court.
So be it.
Doing the right thing not the
fear of litigation should guide
public policy.


THINKING OUTLOUD / By S. L. FRISBIE, IV

A Lifestyle Is Vindicated
,o, ... ,o > ..


BARTOW I am writing
to express my concern over
the city commission's 3-2
decision to settle the
SHighland Homes lawsuit
regarding the Wind
Meadows development and
the role of the city attorney
during this proceeding.
Many people from our
community spoke passion-
ately about the impact of
This 835-home development
Son E.E Griffin Road and the
impacts to Bartow. They
submitted stacks of reports
and evidence documenting
the city's and county's
inability to manage the
impact on police and fire
protection, water, schools
and roads.
Not one person from our
community spoke in favor of
the project, yet three com-
missioners voted in favor of
the deal. Given the over-
whelming stance by the
community, I find the votes
of Commissioners Huff,
Hinton, and Longworth dis-
concerting.
Why did these three elect-
ed officials feel compelled to
vote in favor of the settle-
ment? Commissioner Huff
stated he voted in favor
because the city attorney
said he should. Mayor
Hinton commented later
that he saw no other legal
alternatives. Based on these
comments, I think it fair to
say the city attorney influ-
enced the final outcome of
this important decision.


Throughout the proceed'-
ings, the city attorney was
allowed free rein to use his
position at the dais to advo-
cate the settlement rather
than to provide legal input.
His uninvited interruptions
stymied the commissioners'
ability to openly discuss and
influence one another on
key points.
Attempts by
Commissioners Jackson and
Clements to point out ques-
tionable issues (like the traf-
fic study), were actually
rebutted by the city attorney,
resulting in unanswered
questions and unfinished
points.
What was the hired traffic
"expert's" best guess on trips
on E.E Griffin Road for 2007?
We'll never know, and nei-
ther will James Clements or
the rest of the commission-
ers. Due to his interjection,
we do know that the city
attorney doesn't think the
answer to this question is
important or relevant.
I recognize the city attor-
ney has an important role in
interpreting and advising
the commission on legal
issues. With this responsibil-
ity, the city attorney receives
ample opportunity to
explain and discuss the legal
details during work sessions
as well as privately with indi-
vidual commissioners at any
time.
However, our elected
commissioners' only oppor-
tunity to openly discuss and


debate tough issues
amongst themselves is at the
end of the public hearing.
It is unacceptable for this
discussion to be peppered
with unsolicited reminders
and comments by the city
attorney.
As the commission con-
siders filling the city attor-
ney position permanently, I
hope they keep in mind that
it is never appropriate, at
any time, on any issue, to
have a city attorney so
wrapped up in the day-to-
day politics of the city or the
community that he cannot
act in the best interest of the
commission.
During this period with
an interim manager and
interim attorney, I would
like to suggest the seating
order at the dais at commis-
sion meetings be changed to
reflect those who have been
empowered by the people,
and those who are paid con-
sultants to the commission
with no voting authority.
While this seems like a
small matter, the city attor-
ney's place is not at the right
hand of the mayor. The seat-
ing arrangement I propose is
used by the county and
other municipalities.
It is important that our
elected officials be seated
together as a united team,
focused directly on the peo-
ple of Bartow and the issues
impacting them.

JENNIFER DANIELS


At last, my lifestyle is vin-
dicated.
We never really know
what if anything we
have a good reputation for,
and I am no exception to
that rule.
But we have a pretty
good idea what we don't
have a good reputation for,
and in my case, punctuality
and an early start to the day
would lead the list of things
for which I am not known.
I have long subscribed to
the theory that if God truly
had meant for Man to enjoy
the beauty of a sunrise, He
would have scheduled it for
around maybe 10 o'clock in
the morning.
My daily work schedule
usually ends somewhere
between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m.
I am a night person.
There are, incidentally,
three types of people:
Morning people.
Night people.
People who realize that
there are a whole lot more
than three types of people.
Actually, I am in the third
category, and in the sub-
category, night people.
It this is confusing, that's
okay, 'because it's also
unimportant.
Benjamin Franklin, I
believe it was, coined the
phrase that every elemen-
tary school kid learns:
"Early to bed, and early


BARTOW Florida
Statutes 373.042, Minimum
Flows and Levels, offers
restoration and protection
to the Peace River and
Kissengen Spring.
SWFWMD has failed to
include our river and spring
on their annual priority list
again.
There is no more impact-
ed area in this district than
Bartow. There is no plan to
substantially protect our
ecology and recreation
activities. Yet, we pay the
same taxes as those who
receive those benefits.
Though the statutes offer
protection to our spring, she
wallows in neglect, derelic-
tion of duty and failure to-
repair. It is time to recognize
the abuses and neglect,
commit to protect our
resources for Bartow's future


to rise, makes a man
healthy and wealthy and
wise." They tell kids that to
try to get them to come to
school on time.
Old Ben was pretty smart
in a lot of ways (though I'm
not sure how much sense it
makes to fly a kite in a
thunderstorm, especially
with the intent of trying to
make lightning strike a key
on the kite string) and until
last week, I figured he must
know what he was talking
about with this healthy-
wealthy-wise continuum.
I am indeed healthy,
which is a good start; the
others are subject to con-
jecture.
Last week, one daughter
and my son-in-law both
forwarded me good news
from the Internet.
A story out of Tokyo.
reported that early risers -
though they may be
wealthy and wise actual-
ly are less healthy than us
10 o'clock scholars.
Several hospitals and
universities teamed up to
study health trends in
Kyoto in western Japan,
and.discovered that getting
up with the birds just ray
be... well... for the birds.
"Rising early to go to
work or exercise might not
be beneficial to health, but
rather a risk for vascular
diseases," counseled an


and put the Water
Management District on
notice:
No more free lunches in
Bartow.
The residents of Bartow
deserve a river to boat in.
Our children deserve a
spring to swim and play in.
There's nothing new
about the water laws.
SWFWMD and Peace River
Basin Board have spent mil-
lions of dollars these past 30
years and have nothing
functioning to -show for it.
Political patronage has
trumped science in that
agency.
Why should we pay for
that? Bartowans are hard-
working, contributing
adults. We should stop trust-
ing blindly and "Just Say No."
I see no reason why the
City of Bartow (which we pay


abstract of the study.
The statement stopped
short of being a simple
declarative sentence.
"Might not be" is a pretty
powerful disclaimer, sug-
gesting that the College of
Law may have helped pre-
pare the final report.
But the study of 3,017
healthy adults between the
ages of 23 and 90 discov-
ered that the early risers
showed a greater risk of
heart ailments, including
hypertension and stroke.
On the other hand, it
also found that older folks
tend to be earlier risers,
which may have skewed
the figures, since banks
typically don't consider 90-
year-olds to be good candi-
dates for 30-year mort-
gages.
With all those dis-
claimers, I think what has
been definitively discov-
ered is that people who live
longer tend to die older
than people who don't live
as long.
That's okay,
If sleeping in gives us
even a hypothetical chance
at surviving to geezerhood,
I'm willing to try it.
If you'd like to discuss
this with me, give me a call
early tomorrow morning.
That would be any time
after 11.


for) should agree to send
Bartow police (who we pay
for) to harass us with $500
fines while we get no benefit.
In considering Bartow's
options in response to the
SWFWMD request, I would
like to suggest that we:
1. Decline this proposed
conservation method as an
onerous burden with little
likelihood to result in posi-
tive benefit to the citizens of
this city.
2. Request Governor Crist
intercede and insure
SWFWMD adheres to
Florida statutes, represents
this city's rights to our water
resources equally or allow
Bartow to secede from the
burden of SWFWMD and
save our taxes.

SUSAN HENRY


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OUR READERS SAY

Volunteers Enjoy Work at BRMC


BARTOW John English, in his letter
to The Democrat, suggests that the vol-
unteers at BRMC should take an "extend-
ed vacation" so, as he writes, "the hospi-
tal would have to pay workers to replace
them."
Let's take a brief look at volunteerism.
George Washington's Continental Army
was an all volunteer army; the American
Red Cross volunteer; Guardian Ad-
Litem volunteer; Peace Corps vol-
unteer; ASPCA volunteer; Salvation
Army volunteer, to name a few. What


would happen if suddenly all these orga-
nizations lost their volunteers? The ser-
vices provided would no longer be avail-
able. Would Mr. English be willing to
support the individuals who benefit from
any of the above organizations?
The services that the volunteers pro-
vide for BRMC benefit the whole hospi-
tal, from administration to nursing to
housekeeping. But more importantly
they benefit each patient who comes into
the hospital for care.
If it hadn't been for a friend suggest-


ing I begin volunteering at BMRC, I don't
know where I would be today. After the
unexpected death of my husband Henry,
I was spiraling into depression. Through
this organization, I have made new
friends who have supported and encour-
aged me. BRMC has given me much
more than I could ever give back.
Bartow Regional Medical Center and
its parent company, HMA, supports and
encourages its volunteer program.
ANNE STAMEY


OUR READERS SAY

Limit Attorney's Participation


OUR READERS SAY

SWFWMD Not Helping Peace River


September 10, 2007







































James L. Waters, 86, died
of osteomyelitis on
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, at his
home in Alturas.
Born Sept. 30, 1920, in
Stephen, Minn., Mr. Waters
moved to Alturas from
Wisconsin in 1956.
He served in the U.S.
Army Aircorp during World
War II. He was employed as
a postal clerk at the Bartow
Post Office until his retire-


Otilia R.
Pena
Otilia R. Pena, 72, of
Alturas, died Friday, Sept. 7,
2007.
Mrs. Pena was born in
Elsa, Texas, on Aug. 13, 1935.
She was a member of St.
SThomas Catholic Church.
Mrs. Pena was preceded
in death by her husband,
Santos Pena, Sr.; and daugh-
.ters, Isabel P Hernandez and
Yolanda Pena.
Survivors include her son,
Santos Pena, Jr.; daughters,
Gloria Pena, Andrea Pena,
Ida Pena, and Micaela
Alvarado; sisters, Ana
Gonzalez and Ofelia
Hernandez, both of Ohio;
and several grandchildren
and great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Monday, Sept.
10, from 6 to 8 p.m., at
Gentry-Morrison Funeral
Home, Southside Chapel,
1727 Bartow Road, Lakeland.
The funeral: Tuesday,
Sept. 11, at 10 a.m., at St.
Thomas Catholic Church.
Interment: Fitzgerald
Cemetery.


: Ethics

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Sunshine Law, Jarret cau-
tioned commissioners
,against the use of e-mail.
"You don't really want to
communicate via e-mail," he
said. "Be very careful, espe-
cially if it looks like you are
.trying to circumvent
"Sunshine Laws."
Jarret said the commis-
sioners were. very good
:'about telling members of the
'media and public that they
would decide how to vote on
an issue once hearing all the
'facts at a public meeting,
''and reminded the commis-
sion to continue that spirit.


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ment in 1983, and was a
grove owner.
He was a Free and
Accepted Mason, and was a
member of the American
Legion and Alturas United
Methodist Church.
Mr. Waters was preceded
in death by his first wife,
Corinne Helen Waters.
Survivors include his wife
of 20 years, Sylva Waters;
children, Richard Waters
(Judy) of Tennessee, Mary
Waters of Miami, and Phil
Waters (Pam) of Bartow; sis-
ter, Joyce Harper of Texas;
four grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; and
step-daughter, Karen Kelly
of Bartow.
Visitation: Monday, Sept.
10, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Ott-
Laughlin Funeral Home at
Glen Abbey.
The funeral: Tuesday,
Sept. 11, at 10 a.m., at the
funeral home chapel.
Memorial contributions:
Good Shepherd Hospice,
105 Arneson Avenue,
Auburndale, FL 33823; or to
Alturas United Methodist
Church.


Jha'Derrion
Keondre Artis

Jha'Derrion Keondre
Artis, infant son of Alexis
Bennett and Walter Clay
Artis of Bartow, died
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007, at
Bartow Regional Medical
Center.
He was four months old.
Along with his parents,
survivors include his grand-
mother, Terry Bennett;
grandfather, Kenneth
Moore; aunts, Leslie Bennett
and Celestine B. Harden;
and uncles, Derrian Leon
and Gerald Harden, all of
Bartow.
The funeral: Sunday,
Sept. 9, at 2 p.m., at
Wildwood Cemetery in
Bartow.
Arrangements: Gause
Funeral Home, Bartow.
Condolences may be
made at the website gause-
funeralhomeinc.com.

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on Thursday, Sept. 13, at
9:30 and 11 a.m.
Each session will last,
about 90 minutes including
screening/instruction.
This special community
event will be held at Winter
Haven Hospital's Outpatient
Rehab Center, Gill Jones
Building, 3425 Lake Alfred
Road, Winter Haven, Florida.
The sessions will be con-
ducted by a physical thera-
pist from the Center.
For more information and
to make a reservation, call
the Winter Haven Hospital
Health Connection at 291-
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weekdays, 8 a.m.-to 4 p.m.


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Nutrition Notes
By Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN
for the American Institute for Cancer Research


A New School Year Means

Setting New Goals


For many people, the
beginning of school and a
new season make
September feel like the start
of a new year.
Researchers say this
"starting over" time of year,
when routines are in flux, is
a perfect opportunity to
pick one or two habits to
change.
Sometimes it's easier to
focus on starting a new
habit than stopping an old
one.
One habit that can bring
many benefits is to eat veg-
etables and fruits at every
meal. According to the
American Institute for
Cancer Research, five or
more servings of vegetables
and fruits a day could pre-
vent 20 percent of today's
cancers.
Trials of the DASH diet,
which includes eight to ten
servings of vegetables and
fruits, show drops in high
blood pressure even without
changes in exercise or
weight. And because these
foods are usually low in
calories, filling up on them
makes weight control easier.
Researchers say that the
more specific your goal, the
more likely your chance of
achieving it. A specific goal
of five, seven or nine daily
servings is more likely to be
reached than a vague goal of
"eat more vegetables."
An even more specific
goal, such as fruit at break-
fast every day or vegetables
at lunch, may bring more
success.
At breakfast, try different
kinds of fruit on your cereal.
Grab a piece of fruit for a
mid-morning snrack as you
head out the door.
If you eat out for lunch
and are offered chips or fries
on the side, ask for fruit
salad, grapes or sliced toma-
toes instead. Even if the fruit
and vegetable options are
not on the menu, most
restaurants are happy to
make the substitution.
At shops that sell big
sandwiches, order just half
along with a salad or big
bowl of vegetable soup.
Whole grains are more
widely available than ever,
but many of us are stuck in
habits that don't include
them.
Including at least three
servings of whole grains


daily is linked with a 20 to 30
percent drop in risk of dia-
betes, heart disease and
cancer.
Make whole-grain pasta
and brown rice your new
staples to keep on hand.
Take a few minutes brows-
ing the cereal aisle to identi-
fy the whole-grain cereals
that can replace your cur-
rent choices.
Switch purchases of'
sandwich bread and rolls,
tortillas and pita bread to
whole-grain versions.
More and more evidence
shows that regular physical
activity is one of the best all-
around health protective.
steps we've got.
If the thought of "exer-
cise" has been a block for
you in the past, decide to get
past it now. Experts say that
even two or three ten-
minute blocks of any mod-
erate level of movement
(like brisk walking) scat-
tered through the day can
make a difference.
While the weather is nice,
experiment with different
ways to create these oppor-
tunities. Start getting off the
mass transit or parking ten
minutes away from work.
Meet a friend for coffee,
but begin with a walk
around the block or mall
before you sit. Take a ten-
minute "walking break"
mid-afternoon when energy
levels start to drop and see
how re-energized you feel.
If you've been struggling
with gradual weight gain or
weight you can't lose, take a
gamble that you may have
an excess of what the
Dietary Guidelines for
Americans call "discre-
tionary calories."
Instead of gearing up. for
another diet, pick a couple
of places to cut a hundred
extra calories or so. Switch
one regular soda to water,
unsweetened tea or diet
soda.
Change ice cream from a
nightly to a twice weekly
event, or instead of a bowl of
ice cream, try serving it in a
small custard cup and savor
the smaller portion.
The possibilities are end-
less, so why let this opportu-
nity to start just one or two
new habits that can make a
real health difference slip
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From the Fort Meade

Historical Museum


By LETA WRIGHT
Community
Correspondent


As I was looking through
some old Fort Meade
Leaders, I found one dated
July 29, 1960, with a picture
of my mother, Mrs. E. P.
Mitchell with Bettye Barnett
and Roberta Carruthers
with shovels in their hands
digging up a tall palm to be
moved in Triangle Park,
which was located on the
southwest corner of the red
light.
I noticed in particular
they were dressed in pretty
dresses for that sort of work
which was the style of fash-
ion in those days.
Today, if we start any yard
work, we wear jeans and a T-
shirt.
Too bad we don't have
Triangle Park anymore, as it
was so pretty and a real focal
point of welcome to enter
the downtown businesses.
We have a huge project
just started in the museum
and the ladies who work on
Thursday will handle this.
They will go through
hundreds of pictures from
the years 2004 through 2007
so they can date and identi-
fy the pictures, and place
them in albums.
These pictures are valu-
able to the museum, as they
are already history from the
past. I can hardly wait to see


the finished albums and
enjoy all the memories.
Can you remember this?
In August 1960 Mrs. John
Waller bought the Mi Lady
Dainty Beauty Shop from
Mrs. Ed Sheffield. The
expert beauticians were
Mrs. Sapp, Lena Waller,
Betty Crosby, and Diane
Peacock.
Walter Graves
Construction Company has
just installed a new front
door at the museum and it
was much needed. Our old
door had the shakes, rattles,
and rolls.
The new door had to be
custom made, as well as all
the 34 windows that have
been installed. Everything
was a different size. Makes a
big difference when you
start renovating an old
house.
Hopefully, we will open
the museum to the public
within. the month of
September.
We have 34 windows or
68 halves of old windows
that were in' the museum
before the new hurricane
windows were installed.
These windows are for sale
and we hope someone will
want to buy them real soon,
as we need the space.
The museum number is
285-7474 and is open on
Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, and Saturday
from 10 a.m. to noon.


Polk County Sheriff's
school resource deputies
and detectives arrested an
18-year-old and a 14-year-
old student from George
Jenkins High School after
their investigation revealed
that the students sent
threatening e-mails to four
different faculty members
last week.
On Thursday, the faculty
members, who included a
secretary, a librarian, a
teacher, and the dean of stu-
dents, received e-mails with
various threats contained in
them, stating either that a
bomb was inside the school
and was going to detonate
that day, and/or there was a
person in the school with
guns who would harm them,
PCSO public information
officer Carrie Rodgers said.
The school was immedi-
ately evacuated that morn-
ing upon receipt of the e-
mails, and a sheriff's K-9
team searched the school for
any explosive devices, but
did not find any, Rodgers
said.
After a computer foren-
sics detective was able to
trace the e-mails, he and
another detective inter-
viewed the two suspects,
Brandon Sidney Johnson
and his cousin, Juanicia
Tylea Jones. Both suspects
admitted that they sent the
e-mails in an effort to get out
of school that day, but that


neither had any intention of
following through with the
threats, Rodgers said.
Johnson admitted to
sending three e-mails and
Jones admitted to sending
one. Each has been charged
with two felonies: one count
false report of a bomb or
explosive, and one count
written threat to kill or
injure.
Johnson was booked into
the Polk County Jail on
Friday, and Jones was taken
to the Juvenile Assessment
Center.
"Threatening to hurt any
faculty member or student
within a school is a felony
crime, and doing so guaran-
tees that you will be caught
and arrested," Sheriff Grady
Judd said.
"We take
any threat
within a ,
school very
seriously,
and we will
not rest
until those
responsible
are caught. '
Thanks to Johnson
our great
relation-
ship with the Polk County
School Board, and our
deputies who do an out-
standing job working as a
team every day, we were able
to bring about a quick reso-
lution to this case."


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Public Notices


NOTICE 6F FINAL AGENCY
ACTION BY THE
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice is given that the District's Final
Agency Action is approval of the
Environmental Resource Permit on 1.16
acres to serve as a commercial land use
known as Publix-LKLD Industrial Center-
Date Processing Ct.
The project is located in Polk County,
Section(s) 22, Township 28 South, Range
23 East. The permit applicant is Publix
Super Markets, Inc. whose address is P.O.
Box 407, Lakeland, FL 33802
The permit number is 44010849.003.
The file(s) pertaining to the project
referred to above is available for inspec-
tion Monday through Friday except for
legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at
the Southwest Florida Water Management
District (District) 170 Century Blvd.,
Bartow, FL 33830-7700.
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial interests
are affected by the District's agency action
may petition for an administrative hearing
in accordance with Sections 120.569 and
120.57, Florida Statues (F.S.), and
Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative
Code, (F.A.C.), of the Uniform Rules of
Procedure. A request for hearing must
(1) explain how the substantial Inter-
ests of each person requesting the
hearing will be affected by the District's
action, or final action; (2) state all mate-
rial facts disputed by each person
requesting the hearing or state that
there are no disputed facts; and (3) oth-
erwise comply with Chapter 28-106,
FA.C. A request for hearing must be filed
with and received by the Agency Clerk of
the District's Brooksville address, 2379
Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34609-6899.
within 21 days of publication of this notice
(or within 14 days for an Environmental
Resource Permit with Proprietary
Authorization for the use of Sovereign
Submerged Lands). Failure to file a
request for hearing within this time period
shall constitute a waiver of any right such
person may have to request a hearing
under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S.
Because the administrative hearing
process is designed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of a petition
means that the District's final action may
be different from the position taken by it in
this notice of agency action. Persons
whose substantial interests will be affect-
ed by any such final decision of the District
on the application have the right to petition
to become a party to the proceeding, in
accordance with.the requirements set
forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573,
F.S. to settle an administrative dispute
regarding the District's action in this matter
is not available prior to the filling of a
request for hearing.
Sept. 10, 2007-2994
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES L. LAVERY
Deceased.
File No.:
07CP-2086
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JAMES L. LAVERY, deceased, whose
date of death was April 14, 2007, and
whose Social Security Number is 515-30-
3610, 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 rep-
resentative and the personal representa-
tive's attomey are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a copy
of this notice is required to be 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 THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is September 10, 2007.
Personal Representative
SUSAN CUNNINGHAM
c/o Julie Landrigan, Esq.
P.O. Box 3604
Lakeland, FL 33802-3604
Attorney for Personal Representative:
HARDIN & ASSOCIATES, P.A.
JULIE LANDRIGAN, ESQ.
Fla. Bar No. 0768731
Post Office Box 3604
Lakeland, FL 33802-3604
Sept. 10, 17, 2007-2993

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT THE TENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
WILLARD M. CLOW, JR.,
Deceased.
File No.
07CP-2017
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Willard
M. Clow, Jr., deceased, whose date of
death was September 6, 2006 and whose
Social Security Number is XXX-XX-3025,
is pending in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Drawer CC-1, P.O.
Box 9000, Bartow, Florida 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
TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY'OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is September 10. 2007.
Personal Representative:
Susan E. Gustafson
8 Maiden Lane


Wilbraham, MA 01095
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Dawn Ellis
My Florida Probate, PA.
Dawn Ellis, for the firm
Attorney for Personal Representative
Florida Bar No. 0091979
P.O. Box 952
Floral City, Florida 34436-0952
(352) 726-5444
Sept. 10, 17, 2007-2986
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: THE ADOPTION OF:
MADYSEN NYCOLE MILLER


Minor Child.
CASE NO.:
2007DR-5982
SECTION: 09
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Jason De Wayne Miller
622 Howard Street
Nashville, GA 31639
and
Jason De Wayne Miler
1301 N. Franklin Street
Plant City, Florida 33563
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that a Joint Petition
for Adoption by Stepparent in the above
captioned matter has been filed and that
you are required to serve a copy of your
Response to the Joint Petition, if any, to it
on ROBERT L. VALENTINE, P.A., whose
address is 2000 East Edgewood Drive,
Suite 108, Lakeland, Florida 33803, and
file the original Response in the Office of
the Clerk of the Circuit Court, on or before
the 12th day of October, 2007. If you fail to
do so, a Default Judgment will be taken
against you for the relief demanded in the
Joint Petition.
This notice shall be published once a
week for four (4) consecutive weeks in.the
Polk County Democrat.
DATED at Bartow, Polk County, Florida
'this 5th day of September, 2007.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Teresa Nelson
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 10, 2007-3001

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORI-
DA, IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
MIDFIRST BANK,
Plaintiff
vs.
LULA M. BROWN, OLIPHANT FINAN-
CIAL CORP., AND UNKNOWN TEN-
ANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
2007-CA-002341-0000-00
Division: 08
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff
entered in this cause on August 22, 2007,
in the Circuit Court of Polk County, Florida,
I will sell the property situated in' Polk
County, Florida described as:
LOT 7, BLOCK 1, SKYLINE ACRES,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THERE-
OF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
40, PAGE 33, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
and commonly known as: 625 STRAIN
BLVD., LAKELAND, FL 33815; including
the building, appurtenances, and fixtures
located therein; at public sale, to the high-
est and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury
Lounge, Second Floor, Polk County
Courthouse, 255 North Broadway, Bartow,
Polk County, Florida will be held at 9:00
o'clock, A.M., on September 26. 2007.
Any persons claiming an interest in the
surplus from the sale, if any, other than the
property owner as of the date of the lis
pendens must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
All sales are to be held at the Jury Lounge,
Second floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida.
Please note that the main entrance is
located on Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is necessary, the
Clerk will post a "Notice of Change" at the
sale location directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to par-
ticipate in this proceeding, you are enti-
tled, at no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator, (863)
534-4690, within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call (TOD) (863)
534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 711.
DATED this 24th day of August. 2007.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 10, 17, 2007-2985

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JANE ELIZABETH WOODWARD,
Deceased
File No.
07-CP-1520
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JANE ELIZABETH WOODWARD,
deceased, whose date of death was
February 18, 2007; File Number 07-CP-
1520 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 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, 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 10. 2007.
GEORGE THOMAS WOODWARD
Personal Representative
933 Forest Drive
Arnold, MD 21012
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. 10, 17, 2007-2987

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROBATE
DIVISION
IN RE:
ESTATE OF GRACE DIANE DEESE
WIRE, DECEASED.
FILE NO.
Z07CP-1996
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
GRACE DIANE DEESE WIRE, deceased,
whose date of death was July 27, 2007
and whose Social Security Number is 293-
62-5349, is pending in the Circuit Court for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is P. O. Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4, Bartow, Florida 33831. The


names and addresses of the Personal
representative and the Personal represen-
tative'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 WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
SNotice is September 10 2007.
Debra L. Edwards
Personal Representative
1608 Highpoint Court, SE
Winter Haven, FL 33880
ROBERT C. NETTLETON
Florida Bar No. 058429
P. 0. Box 277
Haines City, FL 33845-0277
Telephone: (863) 422-6484
Attorney for Personal Representative
Sept. 10, 17, 2007-2988
NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY
ACTION BY THE
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice is given that the District's Final
Agency Action is approval of the
Environmental Resource Permit on 548
acres to serve as a Residential Land Use
known as Silver Active Adult Communities.
The project is located in Polk County,
Section(s) 24, 25, 30, Township 29 South,
Range 24,25 East. The permit applicant is
Silver Active Adult Communities-Bartow,
LLC 1001 E. Telecom Dr., Bartow 98
Development Corp.- same address as
above. Boca Raton, FL 3343 whose
address is Polk Co. Board of County
Commissioners whose address is P.O.
Box 9005, Drawer PW02, Bartow, FL
33831-9005
The permit number is 43028704.001.
The file(s) pertaining to the project
referred to above is available for inspec-
tion Monday through Friday except for
legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at
the Southwest Florida Water Management
District (District) .170 Century Blvd.,
Bartow, FL 33830-7700.
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial interests
are affected by the District's agency action
may petition for an administrative hearing
in accordance with Sections 120.569 and
120.57, Florida Statues (F.S.), and
Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative
Code, (F.A.C.), of the Uniform Rules of
Procedure. A request for hearing must
(1) explain how the substantial Inter-
ests of each person requesting the
hearing will be affected by the District's
action, or final action; (2) state all mate-
rial facts disputed by each person
requesting the hearing or state that
there are no disputed facts; and (3) oth-
erwise comply with Chapter 28-106,
A.C. A request for hearing must be filed
with and received by the Agency Clerk of
the District's Brooksville address, 2379
Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34609-6899.
within 21 days of publication of this notice
(or within 14 days for an Environmental
Resource Permit with Proprietary
Authorization for the use of Sovereign
Submerged Lands). Failure to file a
request for hearing within this time period
shall constitute a waiver of any right such
person may have to request a hearing
under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S.
Because the administrative hearing
process is designed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of a petition
means that the District's final action may
be different from the position taken by it in
this notice of agency action. Persons
whose substantial interests will be affect-
ed by any such final decision of the District
on the application have the right to petition
to become a party to the proceeding, in
accordance with the requirements set
forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573,
F.S. to settle an administrative dispute
regarding the District's action in this matter
is not available prior to the filling of a
request for hearing.
Sept. 10, 2007-2991
NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY
ACTION BY THE
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice is given that the District's Final
Agency Action is approval of the
Environmental Resource Permit on 3.02
acres to serve as a commercial land use
for a new building & parking relocation
known as Lakeland Retirement
Residence-Grasslands.
The project is located in Polk County,
Section(s) 26, Township 28 South, Range
23 East. The permit applicant is J&H
Investments of Polk County whose
address is 1301 Grasslands Boulevard,
LKLD, FL 33803
The permit number is 49000887.085.
The file(s) pertaining to the project
referred to above is available for inspec-
tion Monday through Friday except for
legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at
the Southwest Florida Water Management
District (District) 170 Century Blvd.,
Bartow, FL 33830-7700.
NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial interests
are affected by the District's agency action
may petition for an administrative hearing
in accordance with Sections 120.569 and
120.57, Florida Statues (F.S.), and
Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative
Code, (F.A.C.), of the Uniform Rules of
Procedure. A request for hearing must
(1) explain how the substantial Inter-
ests of each person requesting the
hearing will be affected by the District's
action, or final action; (2) state all mate-
rial facts disputed by each person
requesting the hearing or state that
there are no disputed facts; and (3) other
erwise comply with Chapter 28-106,
RA.C. A request for hearing must be filed
with and received by the Agency Clerk of
the District's Brooksville address, .2379
Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34609-6899.
within 21 days of publication of this notice
(or within 14 days for an Environmental
Resource Permit with Proprietary
Authorization for the use of Sovereign
Submerged Lands). Failure to file a
request for hearing within this time period
shall constitute a waiver'of any right such
person may have to request a hearing
under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S.
Because the administrative hearing
process is designed to formulate final
agency action, the filing of a petition
means that the District's final action may
be different from the position taken by it in
this notice of agency action. Persons
whose substantial interests will be affect-
ed by any such final decision of the District
on the application have the right to petition
to become a party to the proceeding, in
accordance with the requirements set
forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573,
F.S. to settle an administrative dispute
regarding the District's action in this matter
is not available prior to the filling of a
request for hearing.
Sept. 10,.2007-2992
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ELIZABETH THELMA JOHNSON,
Deceased.
File No.
06CP-2104
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Elizabeth Thelma Johnson, deceased,


whose date of death was July 11, 2006, is
pending in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 255 North Broadway,
Bartow, Florida 33830. The names and
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


TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE
FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
notice is September 10. 2007.
Personal Representative:
FIRST GUARANTY BANK & TRUST
COMPANY
By: Mary Frances Parsons
Vice President and Trust Officer
760 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
Attorney for Personal Representative:
COOKE & MEUX, P.A.
A. Hamilton Cooke
Florida Bar No. 110757
Joseph Clay Meux, Jr.
Florida Bar No. 041114
1301 Riverplace Blvd. Ste. 2254
Jacksonville, Florida 32207-9036
Telephone: (904) 396-5101
Facsimile: (904) 399-1030
Sept. 10, 17, 2007-2995
POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision
of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
GERALDINE FREEZE IF ALIVE, AND IF
DECEASED, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CRED-
ITORS, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST GERALDINE FREEZE AND
LAWRENCE FREEZE, JR.,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-5867 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: GERALDINE FREEZE, IF ALIVE,
AND IF DECEASED, whose last known
address was 2953 AVENUE P, NORTH-
WEST WINTER HAVEN, FL 33881-2001,
LAWRENCE FREEZE, JR., whose last
known address was 2953 AVENUE P,
NORTHWEST, WINTER HAVEN, FL
33881-2001, his/her heirs, devisees,
assigns, or successors in interest to
the below described property
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a
parcel described as: BEGINNING 450'
FEET SOUTH OF THE NORTHWEST
CORNER OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE
EAST 1/2 OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NW
1/4 RUN SOUTH 100 FEET, THENCE
EAST 150 FEET, THENCE NORTH 100
FEET, THENCE WEST TO THE POINT
OF BEGINNING, ALL LYING AND
BEING IN SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 28
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, POLK COUN-
TY, FLORIDA. (TAX ID# 24-28-25-
000000-032180)
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.
our 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-


iahed, .-
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 ttructure(s) 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, 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:
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 7th day of September, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Sept. 10, 17, 2007-2996

POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision
of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
BERNARD D. BAILEY, TRUSTEE OF
THE BERNARD D. BAILEY FAMILY
TRUST, GLENN E. SCHERER, JR. AND
ADA L. SHERER,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-5294 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: BERNARD D. BAILEY, TRUSTEE
OF THE BERNARD D. BAILEY FAMILY
TRUST, whose last known address was
22 CEDAR DRIVE EDGE HL, DAVEN-
PORT, FL 33836-2201, GLENN E.
SCHERER, JR., whose last known
address was 3119 YORK ROAD, SAINT
JAMES CITY, FL 33856-2303, ADA L.
SCHERER, whose last known address
was 3119 YORK ROAD, SAINT JAMES
CITY, FL 33956-2303, 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: LOT 8, BLOCK B,
CLASCO RIDGE ESTATES, ACCORD-
ING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 83,
PAGE 17, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA. (TAX ID#
22-28-27-834550-002080)
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-
abatd.
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 7th day of September, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257,
Sept. 10, 17, 2007-2997

POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision
of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
ESTATE OF HENRY STEVENSON,
DECEASED, IF ANY; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, CREDITORS, ASSIGNEES,
OR OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
HENRY STEVENSON, DECEASED AND
SAMMIE GARDNER, III,
Respondent(s)J
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-3198 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: ESTATE OF HENRY STEVENSON,
DECEASED, whose last known address
was 335 WILLIAMS STREET, MULBER-
RY, FL 33860, SAMMIE GARDNER, III,
whose last known address was POST
OFFICE BOX 27, 5905 STEVENSON
AVENUE, BRADLEY, FL 33835, his/her
heirs, devisees, assigns, or successors
in interest to the below described prop-
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a
parcel described as: LOT 37, ROLLING
HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLATBOOK36, PAGE43, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. (TAX ID# 36-30-23-156800-
000370)
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.
must call the Community Development


Specialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or demol-
iahed,
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, 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:
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 7th day of September, 2007.
Carla R. Lively, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Sept. 10, 17, 2007-2998
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TUYET KIM VO, ET AL,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2007-CA-3481
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: TUYET KIM VO
Last Known Address: 8216 Canterbury
Lake Blvd, Tampa, FL 33619 and 2123
Calabria Ave, Davenport, FL 33897
Also Attempted at: 2245 Calabria Ave,
Davenport, FL 33897 and 3968
Hampton Hills Dr, Lakeland, FL 33810
Current Residence Unknown
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TUYET KIM YO
Last Known Address: 8216 Canterbury
Lake Blvd, Tampa, FL 33619 and 2123
Calabria Ave, Davenport, FL 33897
Also Attempted at: 2245 Calabria Ave,
Davenport, FL 33897 and 3968
Hampton Hills Dr, Lakeland, FL 33810
Current Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following
described property:
LOT 510, REGAL PALMS AT HIGH-
LAND RESERVE, PHASE 5, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 132,
PAGES 34 THROUGH 37 OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Marshall C.
Watson, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET,
SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309
on or before October 12 2007. a date
which is within thirty (30) days after the
first publication of this Notice in the POLK
COUNTY DEMOCRAT and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or immedi-
ately thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief demand-
ed 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 4th day of September. 2007.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Sept. 10, 17, 2007-2999

Notice of Public Hearing
City of Bartow
On Thursday, September 27, 2007, at
5:30 PM, or as soon thereafter as possi-
ble, in the City Commission Chambers, at
450 North Wilson Avenue, Bartow, Florida,
the Board of Adjustment will hold a Public
Hearing on the following applicationss:
Application #CA-07-12 Carolyn King,
owner of the property located at 1165
Mariposa Avenue, requests a variance of
6' to allow a 14' side street setback in lieu
of 20' to construct a single family dwelling
unit. The property,is legally described as
Lot 3 and the east 1/2 of Lot 4, BIk 4, La
Serena, PB 21, PGS 35A & 35B, public
records of Polk County, Florida. (Tax
Parcel# 253017428500004030).
To appeal any decision made by the Board
with respect to this application interested
parties will need-a record of the proceed-.
ings, and for such purpose, may need to
ensure that a verbatim record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based. All interested own-
ers are invited to comment, either by
attending the meeting or by mail. No
.objections being raised, it is presumed
none exist. A copy of the complete appli-
cation is available for inspection by City
Hall, 450 North Wilson Avenue, Bartow,
Florida during normal business hours.
Reply to:
Planning Department
PO Box 1069
Bartow, Florida 33831
Sept. 10, 2007-3000
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 or 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


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cook.
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Faithful in Yellowstone National Park.
It erupts about every 74 minutes for
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Make a book code
Pick a book, any book maybe
it's the most recent Harry Potter
book. Make sure you and your friend
have the same version of that book.
Now you can send coded messages
to each other.
No one else
will be able
to figure out
the code,
because they
won't know
what book .
you've picked
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diticn of the wxad in that line
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your friend to look at page 138,
line 13, the first word.
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Deathly Hallows," can
you figure out this
code?


Kids can have math fun with any
book. You could use the book as
a code key. Or you could see how
math is a part of it. For example,
is there a math pattern in the
poem? What number of lines are
the rhymes in?


Search for the math
Look at a $1 bill.
How many arrows is the
eagle holding?
ow many steps are on
the pyramid?
How many leaves are on
the olive branch?
When you've counted
these items, ask yourself why
the dollar de-igners chose
these numbers. What do they
have to do with our country?


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Matt was born on Altus Air Forceaase in
Oklahoma. While he was growing up, he
lived in Sacramento, Calif, Germany,
England and Williamsburg, Va. He worked
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grade. He graduated from college with a degree in biophysics. "-
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Shopping is packed with math. We
use it to figure out:
what size to buy
if we can afford it
how many things we need
how much a sale item really
costs.
Can you figure out how to solve
these math problems?
You are helping your dad
shop for a party, and you are
in charge of getting the hot
dogs and buns.
There are 12 hot dogs in
each package. But there are
only 8 buns in a package.
If you want to serve 24
hot dogs, how many pack-
ages of them do
you need?
How many
packages of buns
do you need?
What if 30 people are
coming to the party?
How many packages of
hot dogs do you need?
How many packages of
buns do you need?

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Fractions are a way to talk about
a part of something.
For example, you have
a birthday cake. Your
nrn has divided it into
four equal pieces. Sice
it is your birthday, yor
mom gives you two
pieces.
You could say that you got two
pieces of cake. Or you could say
that you got 2/4 ths of the cake.
This means you got two of the
four pieces. This is the same thing
as saying you got half of the
cake.
Sf your brother got 1/4 cf
the cake, how many pieces did he
get?
Cracking the fraction code
The bottom number of a fraction
tells you how many equal pieces
there are in the whole thing. The top
number tells you how many pieces of
the whole you are thinking about.
You got 2/4ths of the cake. The bot-
tom number tells you there were
four equal pieces. The top number tells
you that you got two of those four
ieces. Asked jno; aeq
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e cook. We use it to
measure ingredients, figure
it how long it will take to
ake something and to
ok it, and how healthy it
for us.


You can do it
Did you know
that Thomas
Edison made
more than 1,000
light bulbs
before he devel-
oped one that
worked well?
He didn't give
up. He said each mistake taught him
something new.
Real-life problems often involve
math, and sometimes you might get
stuck. Don't give up. Keep trying
until you figure out the best way to
solve a problem. Figuring things out
is part of the fun.

Site to see: www.pbskids.org/cyberchase
Look through your newspaper for
ads. Are any items on sale? How
ILLch will yuA save if yu buy tLlh~
at the sale price?
Next week The Mini Page is about immigration.

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Lisa Tarry Managing Editor
Lucy Lien Associate Editor
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September 10, 2007


The Polk County Democrat


Public Notices


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 PQLK
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 fqr QPlk
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 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. BAIER, 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. Baier
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

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. O. Box 9000- Drawer CC4,
Bartow, Florida 33831. The names and
addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors cf 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 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, ET AL,
DEFENDANTS) NO:
CASE NO:
2007-CA-002255
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: EVELYN NDAU 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 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
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORI-


DA IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY
IRWIN UNION BANK AND TRUST COM-
PANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MEADOWLARK INVESTMENT GROUP,
LLC, ET AL,
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 and 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 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
arid you are required to serve a copy of
your written defense, if any, upon
HAPIRO & 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 ry hand and seal of this
Court on the 30I 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
(0) 955-8770.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Circuit and County Courts
By: /s/ Mary Murphy
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Sept. 3, 10, 2007-2931

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 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, 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 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.
BQBIER,
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,f255 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 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
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 01/1.1/2006, 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 CO-
SENT TO THE TERMINATION O=
PARENTAL RIGHTS AND YOU WIL.
PERMANENTLY LOSE ALL LEGA.
RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE
CHILDREN) AS NAMED IN TH"
PETITION FOR TERMINATION O0
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

POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political subdivision of
the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
JOHN EDWARD NANCE, PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE AND PERMON
NANCE, JR., PERSONAL REPRESEN-
TATIVE FOR THE ESTATE OF PERMON
NANCE, SR., DECEASED, IF ANY;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, CREDITORS,
ASSIGNEES, OR OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR
AGAINST PERMON NANCE, SR.,
DECEASED,
Respondentss)/
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 07-5128,NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
TO: THE ESTATE OF PERMON NANCE,
SR., DECEASED, c/o JOHN EDWARD
NANCE AND PERSON NANCE, JR.,
*PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES,
whose last known address was 3801
AVENUE J, NORTHWEST, WINTER
HAVEN, FL 33881, his/her heirs,
devisees, assigns, or successors in inter-
est to the below described property
RE: Structure(s) being situated on a par-
cel described as: LOT 1, BLOCK E,
DEERWOOD, ACCORDING TO THE
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 49, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. (TAX ID# 24-28-25-353600-
005010)
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 authorized
landfill or the structures) must be sub-
stantially repaired within thirty (30) days
after this notice has been served. In
order to repair or demolish structures
other than mobile homes, you must first
obtain a building or demolition permit
from the Building Department.
If a building or demolition permit is
required, you are still bound by the thirty
(30) day time period required herein. Your
time to demolish or repair is not extended
by the six (6) month period allowed in the
Building Department permits for exercise
of said permits. You must call the
Community Development Specialist II
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set Forth above within thirty (30) days,
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tially 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
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assessed against the property owners
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habitation. This includes debris, trash
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tures, primary structure, sheds, garages,
doghouses, etc., slabs, footers, drive-
ways (up to the road), and all fences
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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
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ing:
Cara R. Lively, Community Development
Specialist II
Housing and Neighborhood Development
Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 7th day of September, 2007.
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'8 The Polk County Democrat September 10, 2007


Drought Can Hurt Trees


Bok Members May Tour

Inside Singing Tower


Drought continues to
straddle much of the nation,
especially in the Southeast
and Southwest.
U.S. Seasonal Drought
Outlook calls for some
improvement to the severe
to extreme drought affect-
ing the Gulf Coast and parts
of the Southeast, though
drought conditions may
expand into the lower
Midwest. Across the interior
West and California,
drought will persist or
intensify.
What can homeowners
do to ,keep their trees
healthy during hotter, drier
summer months?
"While it's impossible to
' keep every tree in good
health in times of severe
drought, taking a proactive
:approach for a prized or
'sentimental tree can sup-
port its good health," rec-
ommends Tchukki
Andersen, staff arborist with
the Tree Care Industry
Association.
'" A plan that is supported
with good cultural prac-
tices, proactive monitoring
for pests and disease, and
response to warning signs is
more likely to survive," she
'says.
Silent Suffering: A tree's
first damage from drought
-occurs beneath the soil line
in the form of root damage,
long before any outward
signs of trouble.

SEE?
hAdvertisa wt orksl Call Is
533-4183
285-8625


After a tree's unsuccessful
attempts to conserve water
by closing stomates, feeder
roots die back, sometimes
so drastically that the tree is
unable to take up enough
water to support itself. In
the worst case, a healthy
looking tree collapses with-
out much warning. More
often, though, the signs of
stress are much less dramat-
ic.
"Radial growth slows,"
explains Andersen. "Leaves
are undersized and may
wilt, yellow, curl, or crinkle,
will be marginally scorched,
or even turn brown and fall.
Emergent shoots are short.
In an effort to right the
imbalance caused by root
loss, crown dieback or a
general thinning of the
canopy occurs."
Opportunistic pests and
diseases: That's when
"opportunistic" pests make
their move. Boring insects
are thought to be drawn by
the odors and acoustic sig-
nals of stressed trees,
The sound of water
columns breaking cues the
borer to invade the tree and
lay eggs. Andersen recom-
mends taking preventative
action by applying treat-
ment by spray or injection
to protect prized or impor-
tant trees from borers
because, "by the time we
realize the tree is stressed,
it's been heavily riddled and


girdled."
Another danger to
stressed trees is fungus,
which makes initial contact
with surface roots.
Andersen notes that when a
chemical change in the tree
signals a weakened state,
the fungus penetrates the
bark, wood, and cambial
zone with fan-like, leathery
clumps, cutting off the
water supply to the tree.
While all trees are at risk
during long period of
drought, some are more
prone to its effects. New
transplants are highly vul-
nerable to drought stress,
and supplemental watering
Sfor the first few years of
establishment is necessary,
to the extent that it's
allowed. But even mature
trees are suffering.
Watering trees deeply
with soaker hoses or irriga-
tion systems as opposed
to brief, surface watering -
helps sustain trees. But it's
very difficult to do much for
a large tree because of the
massive amounts of water it
needs.
With so many trees
affected, Andersen recom-
mends watering only those
trees that you can help. How
much water a home land-
scape needs depends upon
its soil, sun and shade expo-
sure, plant types, irrigation
system and local climate.
How much water trees


require depends upon the
type of tree. Applying the
right amount of water,
based on the local weather
and the tree's actual need, is
the key to using water effi-
ciently. But homeowners
often over-water their
lawns, which in turn sur-
passes a tree's real needs.
Drought exacerbates
matters for trees already
under stress, like those on
dry slopes, surrounded by
pavement, or improperly
planted. In landscape situa-
tions, consider taking
action, like moving smaller
trees to a better location,
alleviating compaction, or
replacing moisture-drain-
ing lawn with a layer of
mulch. Pine needles or a
two- to three-inch layer of
compost will help trees in
maintaining moisture.
Outlook: The aftereffects
of the current drought will
likely ripple for the next
three to five years, with the
strongest trees surviving.
'rees have developed their
own mechanisms for coping
with these cycles, but some
trees are on the brink of sur-
vival and could go either
way. If it means the differ-
ence between keeping a tree
around for your lifetime or
losing it in the next five
years," Andersen says, "it's
worth doing something
about."


Historic Bok Sanctuary
has an exclusive invitation
for members who are sus-
tainer level and above to go
inside the Singing Tower.
Tours of the Founder's
Room on the first floor will
be held Nov. 3 and 14 from
8:30 to 11 a.m. and are avail-
able for new members who
join before the Oct. 26 dead-
line.
Created as a private study
for Sanctuary founder
Edward Bok in the late
1920s, the Founder's Room
features works by some of
America's finest artisans. A
large fireplace and mantel
were sculpted by Lee
Lawrie, J. H. Dulles Alien


created the colorful glazed
tile floor and Samuel Yellin
crafted the elaborate
wrought iron pieces.
Yellin also created the
Great Brass Door, the single
entrance to the Tower that is
covered with 32 hand-craft-
ed brass panels depicting
the Book of Genesis.
A complimentary conti-
nental breakfast will be pro-
vided by Tres Jolie, a French
bakery in Lake Wales.
Space is limited and
reservations are required.
For reservations, call 734-
1212 or send e-mail to
mburdeshaw@boksanctu-
ary.org.


Info Sought In Armed Burglary


Detectives are asking for
the community's help in
locating an armed occupied
burglary suspect.
According to Polk County
Sheriff spokesman Donna
Wood, an elderly couple's
home on Eagle Lake Loop
Road was robbed while they
were on their back porch
Monday around 11:24 a.m.
While the couple was
outside, Wood said, a man
entered the home through a
bedroom window, ran-
sacked the house, and took
cash, property, and firearms
from the home.
The female victim
entered the kitchen to find
the man trying to leave, and
the man pointed on of the
stolen firearms at the victim
and ordered her to move


away from the window.
The man then fled the
home in a westbound direc-
tion on a dark-colored bicy-
cle, Wood said.
He is described as
Hispanic, unshaven,
approximately 5'6" and
thinly built, wearing a blue
ball cap, blue shirt, and blue
jeans at the time of the inci-
dent.
Anyone with information
on this investigation is
asked to call robbery
Detective Sam Bunch at
534-6379 or 533-0344.
Those with information
who wish to remain anony-
mous and be eligible for a
cash reward are asked to call
Heartland Crime Stoppers
at 1-800-226-TIPS.
Anonymity is guaranteed.


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From the Fort Meade

Historical Museum


Lakeland Concert Band

Plans Fall Concert Series Hispanic
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By LETA WRIGHT
Community
Correspondent
Going back in some his-
tory, L.M. Rehbinder had the
Ford Motor Company and a
service station downtown
on the corner of Tecumseh
and West Broadway.
In 1920, the first bus to be
Operated by him drove up in
front of The Leader office
where a sizeable crowd
gathered.
On Aug. 3, 1956,
Rehbinder began construc-
tion of a bus station on the
corner of N.W. Sixth Street
and Charleston Avenue, just
south of a small cement,
constructed building, which
was the Imperial Service
Station. His new building
was the office of Western
Union telegraph and the
headquarters for a bus stop.
In later years, this build-
ing turned into a restaurant
that was run by his daughter,
SLeona Rehbinder.
The two buildings still
stand today, but no business
is in them.
Work started on North
Charleston Avenue, March 9,
1956, from Broadway to
north city limits, which at
that time was Ninth St. All


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those huge beautiful oak
trees that lined the road had
to be taken down. That was a
sad day.
The new highway was to
take 102 working days of
grading, paving, with a lime
rock base, and a surface
treatment, with storm sew-
ers. Construction was to be
completed by the end of the
summer months, but it was
finished July 13, 1956.
Wouldn't it be great if all
our road construction was
that fast today?
Can anyone tell me who
the first high school princi-
pal was in 1912 in the new
two-story red brick building
on East Broadway? My
phone number is 285-9182.
About two weeks ago the
famous Campas Bakery
owned by the city was taken
down and the corner left
cleared. The Campas Bakery
was built by W.P Campas in
July 1926 and was later
owned by Mr. and Mrs. Bill
Campas.
The bakery was located
across the railroad track and
had the reputation of having
the best cinnamon rolls in
the country. So there's one
more of our historical land-
marks gone out of sight.
About six years ago a lady


from Lakeland came to see
the museum and brought a
painting of Campas Bakery.
She presented this painting
to us and it is a treasure. We
have it on display for every-
one to see and have fond
memories of the best-
smelling building in Fort
Meade.
Several months ago we
received .a packet from
Charlotte Crawford of
Bartow. In it was a copy of
The Leader dated May 1,
1919.
She also sent a high
school commencement
activities program for April
27-29, 1930. They had sever-
al programs in those three.
days. Mrs. C. N. Peeples was'
the supervising principal in
1930 and John H. Payne was
the senior high principal.
There were two postcards
in the packet dated 1908 and
1910.
The 1908\ card was
addressed to Mrs. Helen
Smith, Fort Meade. The
message was: "I am at
Bowling Green now.
Randall."
The stamp was one cent
- no street address or zip


code.
How
1908.


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Lakeland Concert Band,
presenting free concerts
monthly from November to
April, is going to commence
rehearsals again on Monday
nights at The Lake Mirror
Center at 7 p.m. starting
today.
Originally formed by
Charles Minelli and called
The Lakeland Community
Concert Band, it is now led
by Vic Larsen and Ralph
Landmeier.
Concerts are usually held
on Sunday, in the Youkey
Theater at The Civic Center
on a Sunday.
The only charge is for
parking by The Center.
Doors open about 1:30
p.m. and there is pre-con-
cert entertainment at about


1:45 p.m.
The concert itself starts at
2:30 p.m.
The dates for the concerts
this season are Nov. 4, Dec.
9, Jan. 20, Feb. 10, Apr. 6, and
Mar. 9.
The band plays some
familiar semi-classical
music, a couple of marches,
some Broadway hits and a
good mixture of rhythms
from Latin to the waltz.
The band is made up of
about 70 musicians from the
local area, plus some snow-
birds from Northern states
and Canada.
For more information,
phone Vic Larsen at 754
4441, or President Susan
Johns at 660-8428.


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The Polk County Democrat


XIhIIIL Ait

Library
In celebration of Hispanic
Heritage Month, the Bartow
Public Library will offer
"Americano: Latin Life in the
United States La vida de
los latinos en los Estados
Unidos."
The free photo documen-
tary with bi-lingual text
offers glimpses of the com-
mitment to community,
pride and love of family and
culture, remembrances of
the past, celebration of the
present and hope for the
future.
Four themes are woven
into the exhibit: community,
sports, the arts and family.
The exhibit may be
viewed in the Pamplin
Gallery on the second floor
of the library.
For information, call 534-
0131.

Jackson Plans
'Office Hours'
On Sept. 18
City Commissioner
Adrian Jackson will hold his
second "office hours" on
Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 4:30
to 5:30 p.m. at the Cool
Shoppe.
Jackson said "office
hours" give citizens an
opportunity to discuss any
issues with him, and include
an ice cream cone his
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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
tour 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. Cal Bob 678-3467.



Single Copy Newspaper Carrier Lake

Wales area. Wudiesday and Saturday

morning delivery. Must have good

vehicle and be reliable. Minimum

collection. No experience necessary.

Call Bob 678-3487.

POST NA NEEDED private duty with ex-
perence Contact Tammy 863.557-


raai training, vacaiiuns. ratrI.
866-749-0897
USWA


FOUND
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.
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
LdCAL MUSICIAN to start 1940's
Bib Band Orchestra for players 14-
18 years old. Trumpet, trombone,
sax,- piano, drums, bass or guitar
arid singer. Parents call 863-285-
71~1 after 6:00.
ObD; FISHING tackle, wood lures,
wiod tackle boxes, fly rods, any old
fiing stuff. Pay top dollar. 863-559-
-A
WANTED
TO BUY
L$ED FISHING Reels working or
npt. 533-9548.



SFOR SALE
1:2 FOOT Jon boat. Extra wide. With
trailer. $400.00. 299-0593.
j2 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
BARELY USED high performance
bolt-on auto parts for 85-92 Mustang
GT. Call 285-7956 after 6 p.m.
'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.
,'HAllI LINK fence gate, 4-foot, ex-
cellenl condition. $35. 863-967-
*5tp9.
:GRAFTMATIC BED full size. Paid
S14 i000 take $1,000. 533-4183.
::FAMILY FUN package, 250 Kawa-
:;sAki 4 wheeler, 200 Honda. 3-wheel-
:qe,' Go cart and trailer, $3,000. 285-
:: 947, 286-5666.
FULL SIZE bedroom set. Solid wood
only 3 months old. Mattress, head-
board/footboard/siderails, dresser
w/mirror and nightstand and night-
Sstand. Dark pine. $900. 712-5182.
GENIE OVERHEAD double garage
Door white'with complete assembly!
S$600. 533-7537.

SBaby shoes sizes 3-4. Baby toys.
$50. 863-712-5724.
LADY'S COAT. Fur lining. Size me-
Sdium. $20. Call 863-646-5307
MOTORCYCLE FOR sale. Honda
750 Shadow, 6 months. old, 1,500
m iiles. Will take $7,500. 5 year war-
Sranty 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.


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CLERK
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SECRETARY
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good organizational, computer,
phone skills, MS word and Excel a
plus. Type 40 wpm. Experience with
Medicaid billing helpful. Extensive
background screen required.
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FOR SALE
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.
SOUND DESIGN AM/FM stereo with
speakers. 55 watt. $25. 863-967-
5149.
TOOL BOX fits wide body truck.
$125.00, 533-1739.
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.
WASHER AND dryer, $100. Works
well, 534-2666.
VEHICLE
FOR SALE
1998 23' Sportsman 5th wheel travel
trailer fully self-contained. $5,000
OBO. 863-221-6363.
94 CHEVY 1500 extended cab, ev-
erything 'works great. $5,500, OBO.
97 Chrysler Sebring convertible. Ex-
cellent Condition, $6,500 OBO. 537-
3018 leave message.


1985 CHEVY K-30 pick-up, short
bed, step-side, 350, sitting on 38
inch groundhogs on 8 inch suspen-,
sion lift. 863-409-7470 or 863-607-
9075 ask for Josh $3,000/obo.
1994 FORD Aero Star runs good,
a/c, $2000 OBO. 863-275-4792 or
863-445-0572.
2006 YAMAHA 125 YZ stock new
fresh top end. $3500. 2006 Yamaha
1 25 YZ modified by WMI to 134 CC
Ported Polished. New freshtop end.
863-718-1340/863-773-3503'.

BOAT FOR SALE
17'6" FIBERGLASS boat. 1999 90
hp Yamaha motor, Factory trailer
with 15" new tires. New battery. Nice
boat for 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.
RV FOR SALE
1985 MOTOR Home, good condition
$4,000. Call 537-2711 or 712-2815.
GENERAL
HELP WANTED
HOUSEKEEPER WITH references.
534-2666.

EXPERIENCED HELP needed in
Mulberry Restaurant. Breakfast,
lunch and dinner. Call Kim Martin
604-8828 after 2:00 p.m.

ROOM
FOR RENT
SMALL FURNISHED room, electric,
cable, bath, refrigerator bed, private
entrance. Spotlessly clean. Smoke
and Drug Free. 533-6459. $400 per
month.


APARTMENT
FOR RENT


APARTMENT
FOR RENT


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1 BEDROOM apartment, CHA, nice
neighborhood, .Suitable for adults.
533-7529.
190 N. Oak. Nice 2 bedroom, up-
stairs with CHA, $500 per month
plus security. Call 863-533-4119.
King Real Estate Services.
2/1 APARTMENT for rent. CHA. Re-
quire first, last and security. Address
is 121'A 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 N. Searcy Avenue, Apt. B-2
bedroom, 1 bath, $575 monthly,
$500 security deposit, CHA, w/d
hookups. One year lease. 603-7715
or 533-4482.
505 S. Central Avenue, Apt. #2-2
bedroom, 1 bath, $425 monthly,
$400 security deposit, month-to-
month lease. 603-7715 or 533-4482.

HOUSE
FOR RENT
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.
BARTOW-POOL HOME. 3/3, CHA,
nearly 2400 sq. ft. living space, huge
concrete block workshop, close to
schools and shopping. $199,900.
863-412-9893.


Fort Meade NE section. 4 bedroom,
21/2 bath, on 3/4, acre. $249,000.
559-5705.
FORT MEADE-3/2, CHA, block, built
in 1998, close to parks and schools.
$97,500. 402-9893.
MANUFACTURED HOME, Oakview
Lakes, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, $70,000.
559-5705.
MUST SELL 4/2., double garage,
corner lot, new paint, flooring. Move
in ready. 2100 Boardman Road.
533-8688 or 944-3374. 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
455 N. Searcy Avenue-3 bedroom, 2
bath, duplex. $700 monthly. $500
security deposit, CHA, w/d hookups.
One year lease. 863-603-7715 or
863-533-4482.

BARTOW- MOVE in Special
2 bedroom, 1 dath, centralH/A, car-
pet, tile, blinds, washer/dryer hook-
ups. $625 rronth. 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.
2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, CHA, some
furniture, quiet location. $500 per
month. 863-647-1958.
3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, completely re-
furbished, clean Mobile Home Park.
$695 plus $600 deposit. References
required. No pets. 533-5072 or 712-
4223.


APARTMENT RENT SPECIAL. Or-
ange Avenue, behind NAPA, LAST
MONTH RENT FREE WITH ONE
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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-
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3131.
BARTOW, SHORT TERM RENT-
ALS, Efficiency, weekly or monthly.
All utilities plus cable included. Com-
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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.
FORT MEADE, 2 bedroom, 1 bath.
Discount first month. Call 559-7035.
LAKE WALES-2/1 in town located,
CHA, washer/dryer hookups, $650
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412-9893.
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more! 1 bedroom apartment only
$515 month. 2 bedroom with wash-
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ONE BEDROOM, partly furnished.
One mile east of Bartow on Moose
Lodge Road. No pets. Call 863-533-
0146.
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frigerator, AC. No pets. Suitable for
adults. Good location. 533-4088.


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1920 DELA Palma. Spacious 2 bed-
room, two bath with huge living
room, plus den, large eat-in kitchen,
screen porch, CHA, $800 per month
plus $800 security. Call 863-533-
4119. King Real Estate Services.
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.
FORT MEADE 3 bedroom, 1 bath,
CHA, close to schools. Rent $750
plus security deposit. 2 houses lease
to own. 559-7035.
FORT MEADE 4 bedroom/2 bath,
w/back porch, 2 car carport, large
yard at 400 S. Orange Avenue. all
635-4873 ext. 203 or call 285-7273
after 6 p.m
IN FORT Meade. Three bedroom,
one bath block home. 863-838-4656.
MULBERRY/PINEDALE.4 Bedroom,
2 bath, 1800 sq. ft., large lot. $1000
1st, last, security. Call 687-4661
mornings, 594-1217 afternoon:


NICE LOCATION, close to town,
CHA, $775 monthly plus deposit.
533-4719 and 297-0880.


MOBILE HOME
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24 X 32 doublewide, Hammock Lake
Estates $27,000 OBO. 352-239-
3692.
LIKE-NEW UPGRADED large dou-
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You own land. Must see. Priced to
sell. 863-412-7135, 863-255-3687.
SINGLE WIDE MOBILE home w/at-
tached carport and screen room in
adult mobile home park in Bartow.
$9,000 OBO. 863-537-1856.
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September 10, 2007 The Polk County Democrat 11


Sports


BARTOW BRINGS in its only touchdown of the night with a two-yard run up the middle
by Rodney Smith (#15). (Photo by Neal Duncan)


PASS DENIED Bartow defender #16 breaks up a pass during the junior varsity game
against Lake Region last Thursday night. The JV Jackets had trouble mounting an offense,
incinty^ iqnn


Yellow Jackets Receive First District

Loss from Red Devils at Kathleen, 20-10 BartowYouth Football Hosts


By JEFF THORNBURG
Sports Correspondent

The Kathleen Red Devils
continued their dominance
over the Bartow Yellow
Jackets with a 20-10 district
victory Friday night at
Johnny Johnson stadium.
It marked the fifth
straight win over the Yellow
Jackets.
Red Devil running back
Terrell Colson scored two
touchdowns, gaining 143
yards on 16 carries.
Quarterback Antwan Wilson
also scored a touchdown,
while passing for 114 yards,
completing 14 of his 20
passes.
Bartow opened the scor-
ing, driving 43 yards in nine
plays, capped by a 32-yard
field goal by Leo Davila. The
drive was set up when the
Yellow Jacket defense stiff-
enef to stop Kathleen on
fourthdown.
The Yellow Jacket "bend,
don't break" defense kept
Kathleen off the scoreboard
for the first quarter, stop-
ping the Red Devils on
fourth down twice and forc-
ing a punt.
Kathleen took a halftime
lead on a 23-yard touch-
down run by Colson, right


The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) will
begin accepting 2008 spe-
cial-opportunity spring
turkey hunt applications at
10 a.m. on Sept. 11.
The deadline for submit-
ting applications is mid-
night on Oct. 16.
Applications may be sub-
mitted online- at
www.wildlifelicense.com/fl,
county tax collectors' offices
or to any license agent. A
random drawing decides
who will receive the coveted
permits.
To apply, hunters can
obtain application work-
sheets at
MyFWC.com/hunting and


up the middle of the Jacket
defense, in the finally min-
utes of the first half.
Kathleen opened the sec-
ond half with an impressive
scoring march down the
field, covering 70 yards in
eight plays, and finishing
with Colson's second touch-
down of the night, an 18-
yard sprint off right tackle.
Kathleen controlled
much of the second half,
scoring a touchdown, while
their defense allowed only
one Bartow possession,
which ended when Jacket
quarterback Christian Clay's
pass to Joe Black was inter-
cepted by Kathleen's Chad
Adams.
Bartow trimmed the lead
to three on their best scor-
ing drive of the ballgame, a
91-yard drive in 13 plays,
consuming five minutes.
Freshman Rodney Smith
ran the final two yards for
the 'touchdown. Smith
amassed 32 yards on five
carries during the scoring
drive.
The Red Devils struck
right back with a 58-yard
scoring drive, when quarter-
back Wilson plunged over
the goal line from one yard
out.
Kathleen levels their


at all FWC regional offices.
Demand for- these hunts
is typically greater than the
number of available per-
mits, but hunters can
increase their chances of
being selected by submit-
ting as many $5 nonrefund-
able applications as they
like. Successful applicants
pay a permit fee of $50 to
$175, depending on the spe-
cial-opportunity hunt area
selected.
Participation rules limit
out-of-state hunters to one
permit per hunt.
The FWC created special-
opportunity spring turkey
hunts for sportsmen looking
to take an Osceola, the
"crown jewel" of the turkey


record at 1-1, and
trict play, whi
drops to 0-2 and
district. The Yel
next travel to A
while Kathleen
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Final
Bartow 3 0
Kathleen 0 7

First Qua
Bartow, 32-yar
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ow Jkets u Bartow Youth Football
low Jackets
Suburdale, took on the Tampa Spartans
Luburndale,
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ew. -Bartow on Saturday.
Flag '- Tampa 20,
3rd4th Bartow 12
Midget Tampa 20,
0 7 10' Bartow6
6 7 20 Mighty Mites Tampa
19, Bartow 0
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rterBartow 6
rd field goal Bartow 6
S*Juniors Tampa 46,


Second Quarter
Kathleen, two-yard run
by Colson @2:35. Dunn kick.
Third Quarter
Kathleen, 18-yard run by
Colson @7:36. Run failed.
Fourth Quarter
Bartow, two-yard run by
Smith @6:49. Davilla kick.
Kathleen, one-yard run
byWilson @3:38. Dunn kick.
Blatow Kathleen


1st Downs 10
Rushing 32/78
Passing 12/22/2
Pass Yds 112/9.3
TotalYards 190
Fmbl/Lost 2/0
Penalties 6/65
Punts 2/41.0
Time 21:38


20
34/201
14/20/1
114/8.1
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hunters' Grand Slam. The
FWC designs special-oppor-
tunity turkey hunts to take
place on large tracts of land,
with great habitat, healthy
turkey populations and a
limited number of hunters.
The. Osceola is a highly
prized subspecies of wild
turkey, found only in penin-
sular Florida, south of and
including Dixie, Gilchrist,
Alachua, Union, Bradford,
Clay and Duval counties.
All hunts take place with-
in the Osceola turkey's
home range.
For more information on
special-opportunity
Osceola turkey hunts, visit
the website


Nathan Music of Fort
Meade, age 9, came in third
place in the Minnow
Division of the Jr.
Flatsmasters Redfish
Tournament held in Punta
Gorda with his 5.85 lb. red-
fish.
Representing the Winter
Haven Dodge Fishing team
captianed by his grandgath-
er Jimmy Davis of Fort
Meade, he also weighed in
sixth place out of all the age


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Seniors Tampa 19,
Bartow 0
Bartow's next games will
be held Saturday, Sept. 15,
as Bartow travels to
Auburndale.
The next home game will
be held Saturday, Sept. 29,
against Frostproof at Tom E.
Walker Field on County
Road 555.


group divisions from 7 years
to 15 years out of a total of
87 boats. The winning fish
weighed in at 6.8 lbs.
Music received a plaque
for third place, a trophy, and
a $100 savings bond.
He is the son of Josh and
Kelley Music.


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Helps Improve Skills Sept. 22


New hunters looking for
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attend the Florida Fish and
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copter and seeing a K-9
demonstration by FWC law
enforcement officers and
their dogs. Participants are
eligible for door prizes.
For more information on
Youth Hunting Field Day,
call Renee Hays at 850-413-
0084. For directions to Tall
Timbers Research Station
and Land Conservancy, go
to their website at www.tall-
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12 The Polk County Democrat September 10, 2007


By BOB FLISS
StaffWriter

Everyone is climbing on
board the ethanol band-
wagon.
Also called ethyl alcohol
or grain alcohol, the color-
less fuel is being touted as
both a partial solution for
the nation's dependency on
imported petroleum, and a
boost for Florida agricul-
ture.
Although there are no
commercial ethanol plants
producing fuel in Florida
today, several proposals are
on the table.
Just last month, the
University of Florida's
Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences
announced a committee
had selected a site in Palm
Beach County for an
ethanol demonstration
plant that would be run as a
public-private joint ven-
ture. An alternate site in
Taylor County was also
identified, and university
administrators will be mak-
ing a decision in the next few
weeks. The objective is to
have the plant operating by
mid-2009.
::Locally, officials at Lake
Wales-based Florida's
Natural, are keeping a keen
eye on developments in the
field since citrus waste is
being studied as a potential
prime source for ethanol
production.
The idea was first hatched
in Winter Haven more than a
ctcade ago when
researchers for the U.S.
DIpartment of Agriculture
began to look at the possibil-
ities of a citrus-based biofu-
el.
According to the April
2006 edition of "Agricultural
Research" magazine, Karel
Grohmann began consider-
ing the feasibility of such a
process in 1992 because cit-
ris waste contains high lev-
els of pectin, cellulose and
father materials that when
turned into sugars can be
fermented into alcohol.
In time, the research was
abandoned because it was
not considered cost effec-
tive. But in 2004 BillWidmer,
a USDA chemist also based
atWinter Haven's Citrus and
Subtropical Products
Research Labratory, rekin-
dled interest in the idea.
In recently published
accounts, Widmer predicted
that the state's citrus indus-
try produces enough waste
to manufacture 60 million
gallons of ethanol a year.
Florida's Natural esti-
mates it produces in excess
of- 300,000 tons of citrus
waste annually, according to
Vice President of Operations
Charles Matthews.
Statewide, some five million
pounds are created each
year.
: He .said there is at least
one advantage to consider-
ing citrus over corn.
"We gain the primary
product out of it (juice), and
then try to transfer the waste
material into an alternate
fuel instead of spending the
money growing the crop for
the fuel itself," Matthews
noted. "So we think it (citrus
waste) is a much more viable
option going forward. It's


just a matter of the
researchers getting the
process down so that the
economics work properly."
The local manufacturer is
the country's second largest
not-from-concentrate juice
producer. Matthews said
Florida's Natural goes
through between 12 and 13
million 90-pound boxes of
fruit in a 12-month period.
Polk County is Florida's
top citrus producer, accord-
ing to the Polk County Farm
Bureau. Some 42.2 million
boxes of oranges are har-
vested each year; with an
economic .impact of $878
million. The citrus industry
employs some 8,000 people
in the county, according to
the Bureau, with some
95,000 acres devoted to the
crop.
Plans were announced
last December by Xethanoli
a New York City firm focused
on converting biomass to
biofuel, to open a citrus-'
waste pilot production facil-
ity in Bartow. It was expected
to produce up to 50,000 gal-
lons of ethanol initially,
increasing to 10 times that
amount annually over time.
The operation was to be
located at a facility owned
and operated by Peace River
Citrus Products. The project
also involved a third compa-
ny, Renewable Spirits, an
investor group based in
Delray Beach which has
spent the last two years
working with the USDA to
develop the technology used
in the pilot plant, according
to Xethanol.
However, a spokesman'
for Peace River said this
week that the companies
had parted ways since and
there were no plans for
Xethanol to be involved at
the Bartow site.
Ethanol production is cer-
tainly getting a big boost
from Florida's political lead-
ership. It was among many
topics discussed at Gov.
Charlie Crist's July environ-
mental summit. Perhaps
more to the point, ethanol
may be a starting point for
building a new consensus
on Florida's environmental
future.
Crist's public statements
on global warming have at


Like this orange tree, energy alternatives are blooming in
Florida, with citrus waste touted as a feedstock for potential
ethanol manufacturing (Sun photo by Sarah Coward)


times put him.at odds with
the rest of the Republican
leadership in Tallahassee,
notably House Speaker
Marco Rtbio of Miami. For
example, Rubio has publicly
criticized executive orders
issued by Crist that attempt
to establish fuel economy
standards for vehicles sold
in Florida, far past the expi-
ration of a presumed Crist
second term. Essentially,
Rubio and the rest of the
House, Republican leader-
ship prefer free-market solu-
tions to Florida's environ-
mental problems, rather
than regulatory action.
Along with its potential
economic benefits, ethanol
now assumes a political role,
in that it's something both
the Crist and Rubio camps
not to mention the
Democratic minority in both
houses can agree upon.
Ethanol production tech-
nology still needs plenty of
research. But there seems to
be a consensus that ethanol
has a huge upside potential,
even though much work will
be needed to determine
which production methods
are best for Florida.
The buzzword here is
"biomass," meaning any-
thing green and growing that
can be ground up, ferment-
ed into a mash, and then dis-
tilled into alcohol.
Currently, a large share of
the nation's ethanol produc-
tion comes from corn. After
many years of depressed
.prices, the Midwest is expe-
riencing a corn boom as
ethanol plants buy the crop
for feedstock.
While this has been great
for Midwestern farmers, it's
become a problem for the
rest of the country at least
in the short run, until corn
acreage can be increased.
Ethanol plants are buying
corn that otherwise would
have become inexpensive
livestock feed one of the
reasons why milk prices are
at record levels.
"When you start making
fuel compete with food-
stuffs, you're bordering on a
problem," said Rep. Paige
Kreegel, R-Punta Gorda, the
new chairman of the House
Energy Committee.
Along with his Port
Charlotte medical practice,
Kreegel is a citrus grower
with 55 acres of groves.
Citrus peels have been tout-
ed as a possible feedstock for
ethanol manufacturing. But
Kreegel noted they already
get put to good use, by being
ground up as animal feed.
Still, citrus waste is defi-
nitely on the short list of
products that could supply
Florida ethanol plants.
Another crop that's on the
short list is sugar cane.
Currently, much of the cane
waste called "bagasse" -
is burned, producing some
of the energy needed to run
sugar-processing plants.
Mary Duryea, associate
dean and chair of UF-IFAS's
selection committee,
explained the biggest issue
in launching an ethanol
demonstration plant was
finding a private-sector
partner. The 2007
Legislature appropriated $20
million for the demonstra-
tion project, expecting the
university would be able to
find a private host plant to
cover part of its infrastruc-


A large ethanol plant in Sterling, Colo. (Photo provided)


ture expenses.
The UF committee has
picked the Florida Crystals
Corp. sugar plant in South
Bay as its primary site, and
the Buckeye Corp. wood
pulp plant in Perry as its
alternate.
"We would be hooking
into their steam and elec-
tricity... Florida Crystal and
Buckeye both have ameni-
ties that we need. We just
can't start on a bare piece of
ground we need an oper-
ating plant," Duryea said.
Several other private sector
partners will be recruited -
including an engineering
firm to design the plant, and
likely some other company
to handle daily operations.
The university would get the
data from the project, while
a private partner would be
able to market the ethanol.
A forestry researcher
before going into university
administration, Duryea
noted the ultimate frontier
for ethanol production
would be processing feed-
stock that otherwise would
have little economic value.
For example, Duryea said
she could envision someday
harvesting invasive tree
species for example,
Brazilian pepper, Australian
pine, and melaleuca that
currently either get
processed into mulch or
burned.
Theoretically, any kind of
biomass could be made into
ethanol. But not all plants
are equally valuable. Corn is
a useful feedstock because
of its high sugar content.
Don Markley, chief oper-
ating officer of Losonoco, a
Fort Lauderdale-based bio-
fuel producer, said his firm is
currently working on a joint
venture that would involve
processing municipal yard
waste into ethanol.
Losonoco has also been
working on a deal in Polk
County that would involve
reopening and expanding an
old corn ethanol plant. But
this will involve importing
feedstock from out of state.
Significantly, Markley said
this is the only corn produc-
tion Losonoco is consider-
ing.
Markley said he agreed
the industry's objective
should be to use feedstock
that wouldn't have any other
economic value. The prob-


lem here is corn ethanol is
relatively easy and inexpen-
sive to produce. Converting,
the cellulose in, for example,
wood pulp to ethanol is
"more capital-intensive,"
Markley noted. However,
over the long run, the tech-
riology expense should be
more than balanced by the
fact that feedstock will be
available basically for the
cost of transportation to the
plant.
Another alternative is
raising crops specifically for
conversion into ethanol -
rather than diversion into
ethanol, as some would
describe the current corn
market.
In Antlers, Okla., certified
mechanic David McDowell
has developed a small plant
for farm use that he claims
produces nearly pure
ethanol better than 199
parts alcohol to a few hun-
dredths of a part of water. He
explained the biggest
expense of ethanol produc-
tion is filtering out water,
which causes various prob-
lems when mixed with gaso-
line, including separation.
McDowell has formed a
company, Fastech, to market
the technology, and plans to
introduce it to Florida agri-
culturists in the coming
months.
Although he's satisfied
with the quality of his prod-
uct, McDowell notes he's still
tinkering with his feedstock.
He's currently using low-


quality molasses that other-
wise would be used in cattle
feed. But he envisions farm-
ers raising their own tractor
fuel by planting fields of
sweet potatoes, sweet
sorghum, switchgrass or
any crop that's cheap to raise
and has a reasonable sugar
content.
So, the ethanol industry is
a wide-open frontier open
to publicly funded projects
like UF-IFAS's large com-
mercial deals like
Losonoco's, and even old-
fashioned inventors like
McDowell.
"Because of our climate,
we believe that Florida could
be the national leader if
not the world leader in
low-carbon fuels," said Jerry
Karnas, Sarasota-based state
director for Environmental
Defense, and a member of
the environmental advisory
panel appointed by Crist
earlier this month.
"What Gov. Crist has
called for is a moon shot.
Just like when JFK called for
America to go to the moon,
we had no idea how to get
there. But he set out a bold,
ambitious goal that stuck,
and captured people's imag-
inations. And other people
made it happen," Karnas
,said.

(Bob Fliss is a writer for
the Charlotte Sun-Herald.
Lake Wales News reporter
Brian Ackley contributed to
this story.)


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In published accounts, Winter Haven-based USDA
chemist Bill Widmer predicted the state's citrus industry
produces enough waste to manufacture 60 million gallons
of ethanol a year. (Sun photo by Robert Bowden)


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