If you spent it, you owe it. Depending on the type of debt it will be subject to certain statute of limitations (credit card for example 5 years).
This is not legal advice nor does it create an attorney-client relationship. This is for education and informational purposes only. It is always recommended that you contact an attorney with any concerns as each individual case is unique.
The public notice is not even worth the cost of running the notice. Your liability might be limited but you should speak to an attorney.