Well I think I have this solved.
The VERY sweet and helpful folks at the Todd Co school board have agreed to take care of this for me. I'm sending them the title via priority mail insured, and they will sign the lien release box ( I think it was simply overlooked before) and then send it back.
I can wait a week or two!
gonna be getting more work done now that I have a bit of money to put into it again.