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Democrat Vol. 74, No. 35


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GA-1NEsVILLE FL 32611-7007


Bartow, Florida 33830


Mocs Suffer First

Loss of Season

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MONDAY
January 3, 2005
Copyright 2005 Frisbie Publishing Co., Inc.


Hurricane 3-Peat Dominated


Bartow Headlines in 2004


2004 WENT OUT IN ABLAZE during Bartow's
traditional Christmas tree burning on New Year's
Eve. Firefighters lit the blaze after the audience
joined in songs and prayers for the coming year.


Even as the fire died down (below) friends and fam-
ily remained to talk and and enjoy the fascination of
fire. Photos by Jim Holton (above) and Peggy
Kehoe


By S. L. FRISBIE, IV
Publisher

Hurricanes are a way of life in
Florida, but when three major
hurricanes raked across Polk
County in the space of 44 days,
history was made.
Hurricanes Charley, Frances
and Jeanne struck Bartow and
surrounding communities three
back-to-back blows that Polk
Countians will be telling their
grandchildren about for decades
to come.
The Hurricane Season of 2004
was the obvious choice for
Bartow's Number One story of the
year.
Charley arrived on Friday, the
13th of August, leveling cen-
turies-old oaks and causing power
outages throughout most of
Bartow that lasted from less than
a day to a week or so.
Slow-moving Frances arrived
over the Labor Day weekend,
dumping more than seven inches
of rain and causing flooding
unseen since the El Nino rains.
Jeanne struck on Sunday,
Sept. 26, combining the ferocity of
Charley's winds with Frances's
heavy rain. Once again power
outages were widespread.
Some trees that were weak-
ened by the first two hurricanes
finally succumbed to the third.
Flooding in Peace River
Estates was so severe that county
officials are trying to get federal
funds to buy flood-ruined homes.
Polk County's recovery efforts
were hailed as among the best
organized in the state, with city
and county officials working
closely with each other to main-
tain order and relieve suffering,
and electric crews from other
states joining local linemen to
restore power.
Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen.
Bill Nelson visited the county's
recovery operations center in
Bartow, and on Sept. 29,
President George W. Bush paid a
brief visit to a Lake Wales orange
grove to offer words of encourage-
ment.
At year's end, numerous roofs
in Bartow and surrounding com-
munities still are covered by blue
tarps as contractors work to
repair damage to homes and busi-
nesses.

No. 2: Tax Passes

By a 3-to-2 margin that sur-
prised even its most ardent sup-
porters, a half-cent local option
sales tax to pay for indigent med-
ical care was approved by the vot-
ers on March 9.
The previous year, usually tax-
averse Polk Countians. voted a
half-cent local option tax on them-
selves for school construction.
With the health care tax, Polk
Countians have a seven-percent
sales tax.
The health care tax was pro-
posed by the county commission
after it voted to end the county's
indigent medical program which
had been scaled back steadily


from the days when the county
operated its own hospital for the
poor.

No. 3: Growth Continues

Growth of Bartow's city limits
increased by hundreds more acres
in 2004, and comprehensive plan
amendments allowing more than
2,000 new homes and several
commercial developments on the
north side of town have. been
approved.
Most dramatic of these is a
550-acre, 1,796-unit "active
adult" community fronting on a
mile-and-a-half of the west side of
U.S. Highway 98.

No. 4: Road Redesign

Widening of Van Fleet Drive


from State Road 60 West to State
Road 60 East, and reconstruction
of the U.S. Highway 17 overpass,
have been moving at a rapid pace
under a state plan to expedite
evacuation routes for both Florida
coasts during storm season.
In the meantime, planning is
nearing completion for recon-
struction of Main Street through
downtown Bartow, to begin next
Spring. Van Fleet Drive will
become State Road 60, and Main
Street will become a lower-speed,
local street.

No. 5: Costs Rising

With remarkably little public
opposition, Bartow city commis-
sioners raised property taxes by
one mill and increased electric
rates by 7.5 percent.


The tax increase is intended to
reduce the city's reliance on prof-
its from the utilities systems to
pay the costs of government. Of
the electric rate increase, seven
percent is to pay for an increase
in the wholesale cost of electricity,
and the balance will pay for high-
er operating costs.

No. 6: New Faces,
No New Tax

Polk County voters chose two
new county commissioners and a
new school board member in the
general election, but rejected a
proposed local option sales tax for
parks and recreation.
Bob English and Sam Johnson
were elected to the commission

(See Page 12 Col. 6)


Missing Fisherman's Body Found


By JANICE JARED
Staff Writer

Sunday morning, after an
eight day search by Polk County
sheriff's deputies, the body of 38-
year-old Jimmy Lane, floated to
the surface of a phosphate pit on
Mosaic property, about 10 miles
west of Fort Meade off County
Road 630.
The Plant City man, who man-
aged a feed store owned by his
father, vanished during a fishing
trip with two friends on Sunday,
Dec. 26. His body was spotted by
a sheriff's deputy at 7 a.m.
Sunday, Jan. 2, where it surfaced
about 150 feet west of the boat
ramp on the lake. He was identi-
fied and his parents were notified
by a victim advocate from the
Polk County Sheriff's Office.
"Although an autopsy is
scheduled for Monday (today),


there is no suspicion of foul play,"
PCSO spokesman Michal
Shanley said.
Lane's friends contacted the
Sheriff's Office early Sunday
morning after discovering he was
missing from an all night fishing
trip. His friends went to sleep in
their pick-up trucks at 2:30, but
Lane stayed up to fish some
more.
When they awoke, they saw
the jon boat partially sunk on a
shallow part of the lake approxi-
mately 150 feet from the shore,
but were unable to find Lane.
Friends of Lane suspect that
high gusts of wind that night
could have flipped the boat.
Mrs. Shanley said the
Sheriff's Department began with
a helicopter search, then used
dogs trained in search and res-
cue. They also dragged the lake,
used divers, and sonar equip-


Jimmy Lane


ment in the quest to find Lane's
body.


City Plans To Borrow $5 Million


Borrowing of $5 million to pay
for Main Street redesign, exten-
sion of water lines to newly-
annexed parcels of property, and
improvements .to North Wilson
Avenue will be considered by the
Bartow city commission tonight.
The loan, to be repaid over 20
years, would come from the
Florida League of Cities pooled
loan fund. ;Participating cities
can borrow through the League
at Tower costs because the loans
of several cities are pooled.
.Repayment of the loan would
come from Community
.-Redevelopment Agency revenues
-and from water system impact
fees, City Mgr. Joseph J.
DeLegge said.
The city plans to borrow $2.7
million to pay for redesign of
Vain Street, $1.5 million for
extension of .the' water system,
nd $800,000 to four-lane Wilson


Avenue at Van Fleet Drive.
The Main Street redesign,
which has been on the drawing
board for years, is intended to
convert Main Street from a state
highway (through traffic will be
routed onto Van Fleet Drive) and
make it more pedestrian friendly.
Wilson Avenue is being four-
laned on the south side of Van
Fleet Drive to accommodate
Lowe's Home Improvement
Center. The project also calls for
the realignment of Blount Street
on the south side of the Lowe's
property. Lowe's plans to build'on
the former Bartow Ford site.
Both Main Street and the
Lowe's site are within the bound-
aries of the Community
Redevelopment Agency district.
As property values rise within
the district, 90 percent of the
increased taxes go to the CRA,
and it is that money that will be


used to repay both the Main
Street project and work on
Wilson Avenue.
The water line extensions and
improvements are primarily to
the north and east of town, and
include the newly-annexed prop-
erty between U.S. Highway 98 at
the E.F. Griffin Road.
If passed on first reading
tonight, the loan ordinance will
come up for a public hearing on
Jan. 17.
The commission will hold a
work session this afternoon at 5
o'clock at city hall, and will
reconvene for its regular busi-
ness meeting at 6:30.
Other items on the agenda:
First reading of an ordi-
nance amending the definition of'
facades on buildings within the
city's historic architectural dis-
trict.
First reading on an ordi-


nance opting out of the opportu-
nity to set up a pre-election day
polling place at city hall.
Renewal of a mutual aid
agreement with the Polk County
sheriff's office.
A proclamation designating
Jan. 17 as Martin Luther
King/George Gause Day in
Bartow.
A response by Rod Dagenias,
vice-president of Comcast Cable,
about complaints made to the
city over the quality of cable ser-
vice.
Recognition of Linda
Whitfield and Carol Lewis for
their assistance to the Bartow
police department.
Discussion of an appoint-
ment to the Bartow Housing
Authority.


ANYIA SHANTEL HOWARD was the first
baby delivered in Polk County on Saturday, Jan. 1,
at Bartow Memorial Hospital. Born to Shantel and


Eddie Howard of Fort Meade, Anyia is sure to be
spoiled by her three older brothers. (Staff photo
by Janice Jared)


BMH Welcomes First Three

Babies of 2005 in Polk County


Ladies first Anyia Shantel Howard an 8
pound, 1 ounce baby girl was the first baby deliv-
ered in Polk County on Saturday, Jan. 1, at Bartow
Memorial Hospital.
She was born to Shantel and Eddie Howard of
Fort Meade at 12:57 a.m.
Mrs. Howard said she wasn't due to deliver until
Jan. 4. However, around 10:15 Friday night, after a
New Year's Eve barbecue, she told her husband it
was time to go to the hospital.
Baby Anyia joins her three brothers, Eric T.
Nelson, 11, Dearrick Eddie Howard, 4, and


Ta'Darius Maurice Howard, 1, at the family's home
at 702 South Lanier Street.
Maternal grandparents are Castor and Kathi
Beckford of Fort Meade. Paternal grandparents are
Michael and Linda Jones, also of Fort Meade.
Five hours passed before the birth of the next
baby, a boy, born to Karuna D. Patel of Bartow at
5:29 a.m.
The third baby, also a boy, was born to Elisa
Contreras of the Mulberry area at 9:06 a.m.
All three babies were delivered by Dr. Mario
Encinas at Bartow Memorial Hospital.


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Computer Classes Set


Community


The KnitWits
Meet Mondays
And Saturdays
The Polk County Chapter of
The Knitting Guild of America,
The KnitWits, meet each Mon-
day, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the
First Presbyterian Church lo-
cated at 175 Lake Hollingsworth
Drive in Lakeland.
The first Monday of the
month will be to work on charity
projects; the third Monday will
be a regular business meeting,
and the other Mondays will be to
knit whatever you are working
on or need help with.
The guild also offers a Satur-
day meeting at 10 a.m. at
Barnes and Noble in Lakeland.
Knitters of all levels, beginner
to advanced, are welcome to join
the group.
For further information, call
Ruby Stegeman at 858-1863, or
e-mail:
rubylee@tampabay.rr.com.

Rose Society
Meeting Jan. 9

Central Florida Heritage Rose
Society will hold its monthly
meeting Sunday, Jan. 9, at 2:30
p.m., in the Jack M. Berry Citrus
Building, Room 101, at Florida
Southern College.
Shirley Williams, owner of
Wild Birds Unlimited in Carroll-
wood, will speak about how to at-
tract wild birds to gardens, using
samples of different birdfeeders
and other items they carry as a
demonstration.
The public is invited to at-
tend, and there is no charge for
the event.
For more information, call
647-1548.

Judd To Take
Oath Of Office
Sheriff-Elect Grady C. Judd,
Jr., will take, the oath of office on
Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 9 a.m. at
First Baptist Church at the-
Mall, 1010 East Memorial Boule-
vard in Lakeland.
The ceremony will feature
Pastors Jay Dennis and Arthur
Johnson, Lakeland City Com-
missioner Gow Fields and the
Honorable Charles Canady.
Polk County Sheriff Lawrence
W. Crow, Jr., will administer the'
oath. .
Members of the public who
would like to attend should call
534-6353.


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Computer classes for begin-
ners will be offered at Bartow
Public Library beginning on
Thursday, Jan. 13.
On Jan. 13, introduction to
computers will be held from 10
to 11 a.m. This class will offer in-
formation on the parts of a com-
puter and computer freezes.
There will be time for questions
and answers.
On Thursday, Jan. 20, basic
computer skills will be presented
from 10 to 11 a.m. This class will
offer information about creating


Do you know a band that is
yearning to perform?
Polk County Leisure Services
is looking for teen bands that are
Om interested in performing at their
s a "Teen Rock' Festivals" held
gh throughout the year.
ity Three events are scheduled
this year --"Jan. 29 at Lake
ite Shipp Park, 'May 28 at Hunt


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and saving to folders on the
desktop.
Troubleshooting and com-
puter maintenance are the topics
for discussion on Thursday, Jan.
27. The class, set from 10 to 11
a.m., will offer information on
how to keep a computer in good
working order.
The free classes will be taught
by Linda Young. Handouts will
be provided.
Registration is not required
for the classes, but. for more in-
formation, call 534-0131.


Bok Sanctuary To Hold
Volunteer Training Session


Historic Bok Sanctuary is
seeking additional volunteer gar-
den guides to lead visitors on
guided tours of the historic land-
scape gardens!'
A volunteer garden guide
training will be held Friday, Jan.
14, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, at the
Education and Visitor Center.
"Sharing your! garden knowl-
edge with others is one of the
best ways to'.learn what grows
well in Central Florida including
unusual plants," Janet Walker,
director of visitor services and
education at Historic Bok Sanc-
tuary, said. '
David Price, Bok's director of


Kellie Suzanne Robinson and Salvatore Bosco

Kellie Suzanne Robinsol

To Wed Salvatore Bosco


Kellie Suzanne Robinson, The prospective bridegroom
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. grew up in Melbourne and is
Robinson, Jr., of Bartow, and graduate of Eau Gallic Hi
Salvatore Bosco, son of Mr: and School and Brevard Commun:
Mrs. Anthony Bosco of Mel- College.
bourne, have announced their Both reside in Altamon
engagement. Springs and are employed
A native of Bartow, the bride- Play It Again Sports.
elect graduated from Bartow A Jan. 15, 2005, wedding
High School and Florida South- First United Methodist Chu
ern College. in Bartow is planned.


Dog Obedience Class

Starts on Jan. 8

Dog obedience classes with Bob Sokoloskis, training
temperament and socialization rectOr at the BAaane'8 edyf6
training are being offered begin- Polk County since 1983, will
ning Saturday, Jan., 8, by The the instructor. -..d
Humane Society of Polk County. He also has held classes i
Class starts at 9 a.m. and the Humane Society of Hig
runs for eight weeks. The class lands County for seven years, a
will be held-at the Humane Soci- well as teaching classes at Sou
ety shelter at 555 Sage Road ( Florida Community College
across from Carl Floyd Road) in dog obedience, temperament
Winter Haven, off Dundee Road and socialization training. So
(SR 542).. oloskis has been training dog
Cost of the class is $50 per professionally for the past '2
dog on the day of the class. years.
Training equipment (leashes, For more information, call ti
collars, chew bones) will be shelter at. 324-5227 or the i
available through the instructor structor at 676-2798.
at discount prices'.

MLK Breakfast Planned


Polk: County Board of County
Commissioners'. Community Re-
lations Advisory Council, in con-
junction with the Polk County
School Board and other local'
sponsors, will hold the fourth an-
nual Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.
Awards Breakfast at the Bartow
Civic Center on Jan. 13, at 8
a.m.
The civic center is located at
2250 South Floral Avenue in
Bartow. The public is invited to
,attend. The breakfast is free,
however seating is limited.
The highlight of the breakfast
will be the announcement of es-
say contest winners.


horticulture, will lead prospec-
tive volunteer guides on a walk
through the gardens to describe
points of interest and to offer fun
tips to pique a visitor's attention.
Participating volunteer guides
will learn plant names, garden
secrets and a bit of history to
share when they conduct guided
garden walks for groups of up to
20 people. Prospective guides
will "shadow" experienced volun-
teer garden guides to prepare for
conducting tours on their own.
To register to become a volun-
teer garden tour guide, contact
Janet Walker at 676-1408, ext.
20.


Fountain Park, and Sept. 10 at
Christina Park.
Bands must be able to provide
a copy of the music (written lyr-
ics or a CD) that will be played
at the events to the Leisure
Services Division for review be-
fore Jan. 12.
If interested, contact Brandy
Gray at 534-4340.


Pied Piper Players And
Theatre WH Join For Benefit


Pied Piper Players and Thea-
tre Winter Haven will hold two
benefit performances of "The Va-
gina Monologues."
The joint venture will occur
on the mainstage of Theatre
Winter Haven on Wednesday,
di- Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m. and repeat
o -aftdkth6 Ekte'Mirror Theatre' on,
be Friday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m.
Admission '16 the. perform-
'or ances is $15 per"person. The per-
*h- formances will be followed by a
as program by the cast and the
th Women's Resource Center. A
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Polk County students were
challenged to write essays enti- 1
tied "The Dream to Reality -
Make it a day On, not a Day
Offi" "
The essay contest was held t
during the period of Nov., 3, l
through Dec. 6.
There will be three first place
student winners one from. ele-'
mentary, middle, and high
school, .. .
EachE winner will be recog-
.nizdd, receive a prize, and read .
their essays at the breakfast.'
For more information please
contact the Equal Opportunity
Office at 534-6075. 0


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Five free crape myrtle trees
will be given to each person" who
joins The National Arbor Day
Foundation during January.
The free trees are part of the
nonprofit Foundation's Trees for
America campaign.
The trees will be shipped post-
paid at the right time for plant-
ing between FebI 1 and May 31
with planting instructions. The
six-to 12-inch frees are guaran-
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portion of proceeds from both
performances will be donated to
the Women's Resource Center.
The play will feature Ingrid
MacDonald, Mary T. Albright,
Lynn Garrett, Khrysti Hun-
sworth, Jessica Judy, Susan Lov-
ell, Debi Morgan, Beryl Ro-
ciatka, Susan Truett, Tricia
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ive Free Trees

To receive the free trees, send
a $10 membership contribution
to Five Crape myrtles, National
Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Ar-
bor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE,
68410.


Tree Booklet Offered

By Arbor Day Foundation


"What Tree Is That," a pocket
guide for identifying trees is
available from the National Ar-
bor Day Foundation.
The 72-page guide will help
identify 135 different trees found
in the eastern and central United
States.
Well known trees oaks, ma-
ples, spruces and pines are in-
cluded. Lesser known species
such as horsechestnut and mock-
ernut hickory also are included.
Dozens of drawings illustrate
the trees' leaves or needles and
their acorns, berries, seed pods,
cones and other identifying fea-
tures.
"Helping people enjoy and ap-
preciate trees is central to the
educational mission of the Arbor
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but the wise man knows him-
self to be a fool.
-William Shakespeare,
As You Like It


In Loving Memory
of Sue Ann
Campbell-Montecer
While we deeply mourn the passing
of our daughter, wife, sister and
aunt, we would like to thank
everyone for their comforting words,
prayers, food, flowers & acts of
kindness during this time of sadness
for our family. Our special thanks to
the First Baptist Church in Bartow
for the use if their church for the
services. Also to Rev. Derrick
Hensley of Lake Buffilm Baptist
Church, Jim Collins of the Probation
Office and Colonel Grady Judd of
the Sheriff Department for taking
part in the funeral.
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Thursday
Florida Small Business Devel-
opment Center at the Central
Florida Development Council of
Polk County Offers will offer
"Steps to Starting a Small Busi-
ness" on Thursday, Jan. 6.
The seminar will be held on
third floor of the Citrus &
Chemical Bank building, Suite
300, 600 North Broadway in
Bartow.
The seminar will be presented
from noon until 2 p.m..
The fee to attend is $30,
which includes instructional ma-
terials.
Seating is limited, so call 534-
2503 to register or obtain addi-
tional information.


IPAF

Meeting Set
Imperial Polk Advertising
Federation will hold a meeting
on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 11:45
a.m.
The luncheon meeting will be
held 'at the Hollingsworth Ball-
room, Lakeland Center, 701
West Lime Street, Lakeland.
At the event, Tim Cox, direc-
tor of creative services for Pub-
lix, will speak.
Tickets to the event are $10
for students and $20 for non-
members. There is no charge for
members.
For more information or to
make a reservation, call LeRoy
Bradley at 858-3736 or e-mail
IPAF@aol.com.


No CFRPC
Meeting This
Month
There will be no Central Flor-
ida Regional Planning Council
meeting in January.
The next regular meeting is
scheduled for Feb. 9 in the De-
Soto county commission cham-
bers, 201 East Oak Street, Room
103, Arcadia.


Weekly Summary


Month of November


# of Calls
145
28
10
5
3
2
8
2
203
24
5
10
39


# of Calls
26
5
1
3
1
1
37
4
0


Type of Call
Medical Calls
Vehicle Crashes
Illegal Burning
Alarm Malfunction
Structure Fires
Brush Fires
Smoke/Odor Investigation
Permitted Burns
Total Emergency Responses
Inspections
Public Education
Other Non-Emergency Calls
Total Non-Emergency Responses


Week of Dec. 20-26


Type of Call
Medical Calls
Vehicle Crashes
Vehicle Fire
Structure Fire
Illegal Burning
Alarm Malfunction
Total Emergency Responses
Inspections
Oh NT Ell


January Fun Friday Schedule


Explorations V Children's
Museum has announced its
Fun Friday sessions for the
month of January.
Fun Friday, an art activity
for children of all ages, is held
on Friday from 10 a.m. until
noon.
Museum visitors can partici-
pate in the session at any time
during those hours. Sessions
are included with admission,
which is $4 for children, ages
2-15, and $2 for adults. Chil-
dren under two and museum
members are free.
Scheduled January Fun Fri-


day activities are:
Jan 7 Plastic Bottle
Creations
Jan 14 Clothespin Crea-
tions
Jan 21 Bean Bag Designs
Jan. 28- Open Art Studio
(paint, draw, cut and glue)
Explorations V Children's
Museum is located at 109
North Kentucky Avenue in
downtown Lakeland.
Additional information may
be obtained by calling the mu-
seum at 687-3869 or via e-mail
to info@explorationsv.com


Florida Southern College
and the Festival of Fine Arts
will host two classical music
events in the month, of Janu-
ary.
The piano .duo of Davies-
Namekawa will perform on
Monday,.Jan., 10, at 7:30 p.m.
in Branscomb Auditorium.
The international keyboard
team of Dennis Russell Davies,
American pianist/conductor,
and Maki Namekawa, prize-
winning Japaniese pianist, per-
forms a variety of selections
from Schubert'to Phillip Glass.
Tickets are $25. FSC stu-
dents are admitted free of
charge; non-FSC students pay
half price. ','
The Mozart Festival Opera


Company will perform the op -
era "Don Giovanni" on Friday,
Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Brans-
comb Auditorium on the Flor-
ida Southern College campus.
The Mozart Festival Opera
Company brings a fully staged
performance of the Austrian
composer's opera based on the
legends of Don Juan. The per-
formance is sung in Italian
with English supertitles.
Tickets are $30. FSC stu-
dents are admitted free of
charge; non-FSC students pay
half price.
For ticket information to ei-
ther event, contact the Brans-
comb Auditorium box office at
680-4296.


The Polk County Democrat 3


Bronson Warns of

Disaster Relief Scams


Find A Pet Online


Want to find the perfect pet?
Look no further than your
computer and the Polk County
Sheriff's Office website www.
polksheriff.org.
The site now offers a link to
the animal services section,
which features information for
new and experienced pet owners.


The site offers information on
dangerous dog laws, disaster
preparedness, important num-
bers, microchipping and rabies.
In addition the site has a
searchable pet harbor, where
prospective owners can find just
the pet they are looking to have
join their family.


Citizens for Proper Planning
Annual Meeting Set Jan. 15


Citizens for Proper Planning
will hold its annual meeting Sat-
urday, Jan. 15, from 9:30 a.m. to
noon, in the meeting room at the
Winter Haven Public Library
(parking at Ave. B and Fourth
St. N.W. entrance).
The conference will begin
with a brief business meeting in-
troducing board members and of-
ficers, followed by a panel dis-
cussion titled "Funding Our In-
frastructure Gap," and questions
from the audience.
Panel members scheduled to
participate in the discussion are


Polk County Commissioner Bob
English; Al Whittle, Wm A.
Whittle Consulting Services;
Wayne Ezell, Polk Vision; and
Frank O'Reilly, Polk County
School Board.
S For additional information, e-
mail: C4PP@aol.com
Citizens for Proper Planning
is a Florida not-for-profit corpo-
ration established to help edu-
cate the public, assist neighbor-
hoods, and find workable solu-
tions and better plans for growth
in Polk County.


Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson is warning
the public to beware of potential
scam artists posing as relief
agencies for the victims of the
tsunami in Asia.
"It's clear that there will be a
great need for assistance for the
tens of thousands of victims of
this terrible disaster," Bronson
said. "But people who want to
help need to ensure their dona-
tions are going to actual victims
and not to con artists."
In Florida, most charitable or-
ganizations are required by state
law to be registered with the De-
partment of Agriculture and
Consumer Services and provide
financial information.
That information is compiled
on the department's web site at
www.800helpfla.com, and in the
annual "Gift Givers' Guide," a
popular consumer publication
which shows how much money
an organization has raised the
previous year, how much. was
spent on program services, ad-
ministrative costs, and fund-
raising activities.
Consumers also can contact
the department's consumer hot-
line at 1-800-HELPFLA (1-800-
435-7352) to determine whether
a charity is properly registered
and find out the complaint his-
tory of a charity.
The department has received
reports in past disasters such
as wildfires and following the
terrorist attacks of Sept. 11,
2001 of organizations seeking
help for victims and pocketing
the money. It is difficult to inves-
tigate these cases because scam
artists have usually left an area
before anyone realizes they have
been conned.
Bronson said it is incumbent
on consumers to take precau-
tions to avoid being victimized.
Consumers may be approached
over the phone, on the Internet,
or through direct mail.
Bronson also provided these
tips to consider when deciding
whether to donate to an organi-
zation:
Don't judge an organization


based on an impressive-sounding
name. Find out what it actually
does.
Be wary of emotional ap-
peals and organizations that
have only vague plans for spend-
ing the funds they collect.
Never give cash. Write a
check payable only to an organi-
zation, not an individual.
Be wary of organizations
that offer to send a "runner" to
pick up your donation. Reputa-
ble charities are willing to wait
for your contribution.
Consumers have the right to
ask for an organization's finan-
cial report and its federal tax
identification number, the latter
of which you will need to claim
your contribution as a tax deduc-
tion.
If an organization is not reg-
istered, contact the department.
Consumers who have addi-
tional questions or who want to
report a potential scam may call
the department's hotline.

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By REBECCA L.
MCGOVNEY
University of Florida
After this year's active hurri-
cane season, many Floridians
may be reluctant to replace trees
lost in storms or trees that dam-
aged homes, businesses and
other properties.
But experts at the University
of Florida say urban forests
should be restored for economic,
environmental and aesthetic rea-
sons.
"It's important not to have a
negative reaction or backlash
against trees because they pro-
vide so many environmental
Benefitss" Mary Duryea, an as-
.sistant dean for research with
UF's Institute of Food and Agri-
cultural Sciences, or UF/IFAS,
said. "Trees provide shade, con-
serve energy and reduce the well
known 'heat island' effect in cit-
ies caused by concrete and pave-
ment."
From an economic standpoint,
trees enhance the value and ap-
pearance or "curb appeal" of
Homes and other properties.
In fact, there are several stud-
ies that show psychological and
'social health are also better in
areas with trees and other land-
scaping, she said.
Duryea,,:.an .urban forestry ex-
pert vwo has studied the impact,
of hurricanes on urban forests
since Hurricane Andregw hit
South Florida in 1992. said tree-
'loss estimates for the 2004 hurn-
,cane season range between 10
percent and 38 percent in area3.
,ofthe state that were directly hit.
by hurricanes, based on wind
speeds and comparisons with her
past research.
She said consumers should
,not be afraid of replanting trees.
.Instead, they should arm them-
selves with knowledge about
'planting the right tree in the
.right place.
"Although there are nowfool-
proof species or trees that will
stand up to wind no matter
what, we have found that some
tree species are more wind resis-
tant than others," 'she said.
In North Florida, the trees to


be avoided because they have
the least wind resistance include
sand pine, laurel oak, turkey
oak, water oak, red maple,
southern red cedar and the pe-
can tree.
Trees with greater wind resis-
tance include dogwood, live oak,
sabal palm, sand live oak, south-
ern magnolia, Florida sugar ma-
ple, dahoon holly, black gum,
sycamore and sweetgum.
South Florida trees with poor
wind resistance include coconut
palm, queen palm, Australian
pine and the melaleuca.
Trees that are more wind re-
sistant in South Florida include
live oak, sabal palm, sand live
oak, southern magnolia, gumbo
limbo, boxleaf stopper, pygmy
date palm, Christmas palm and
royal palms.
Duryea said these categories
are not cast in stone, and wind
resistance depends on the indi-
vidual situation.
Trees considered more resis-
tant to wind may lose foliage and'
branches, but tend to remain
standing.
Size and location of the trees
also matter in the urban envi-
ronment, Ed Oilman, a UF/IFAS
professor of urban horticulture,
said.
"Large trees, those between
60 to 100 feet, are more likely to
blow over than.well-established
young trees trees five years or
:older," Oilman said.
Florida pine trees such as
slash; longleaf and loblolly-pines
are prime examples of trees that,
are vulnerable.
In some areas of the state
such as Pensacola and Vero,
Beach, pines grow very large,
while pines in other places such
as Cape Coral have a shorter
and stockier growth pattern that
helps them endure high winds. .
Oilman also said that trees
with large, dense canopies are
more likely to blow over during
hurricanes.
"If you can't see through the
tree canopy, then, you need to
prune the. tree," Oilman said. "A
homeowner should prune the
outside edge of the canopy but
only up to the point they can


reach standing on the first step
of a ladder. If the canopy reaches
any higher than that, they
should call a certified arborist to
help."
The most important thing to
remember in an urban environ-
ment is the location of the trees.
Oilman has observed trees
that are weakened because their
roots were deflected by curbs,
sidewalks and driveways. Plant-
ing trees too close to homes and
other buildings also can cause
problems, and Oilman recom-
mends a 10-foot distance from
any structure .
"These rules are not absolute,
but they can be helpful. When
planting a tree, think about
where the roots and the top are
going to grow before you plant,"
Oilman said.
Both Oilman and Duryea rec-'
ommend having a certified ar-
borist prune larger trees to pre-
vent problems and check trees
for overall health to improve
wind resistance.
For a list of certified arborists
in your area, contact your UF/
IFAS county extension office.

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Due to the great demand over
the past two. weeks, Cypress
Gardens Adventure Park will
hold a job fair this week to in-
crease staffing by more than 100
cast members.
The job fair will take place
Tuesday, Jan.,4, from 1 p.m. to 6
p.m.
The job fair will be held at the'
Human Resources office located
at the south security entrance of
Cypress Gardens Adventure
Park. Those interested in apply-
ing must be 18 years of age or
older and willing to participate
in the park's mandatory drug
testing.
Parking will be located in the
grass area across Helena Road
from the park, .
"We are looking for highly en-
ergetic and ,motivated people
who are ready to work hard and


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the addition of new attractions
and restaurants that will help
kick off the park's 2005 year.
For more information regard-
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January 3, 2005


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

Forsooth: 10 Predictions for 2005


Editorial





Page





A Survival Tip:


Pick Your Fights


Those men and women who choose to
wear the uniform of the armed forces share
a common belief:
In an imperfect world, there are some
things worth fighting for.
A common theme expressed at the
funerals marking the tragic deaths of
members of the armed forces is: "He
believed in what he was doing."
Most of us prefer to avoid conflict, but
their is a time when a stand must be taken,
when conflict must be surfaced and
res,,olved, whether it is between husband
and wife, employer and employee, friend
and neighbor, or even between nations.
Most such conflicts can be resolved with
discussion, with an exchange of ideas and
feelings, with a -willingness to compro-
mise.
The days of "pistols at dawn" are behind
us, at least in the formal sense of two gen-
tlemen meeting on the field of honor to
prove which is the more honorable by
virtue of which is the better marksman.
Fortunately, most conflicts can be
resolved without violence.
Just as most of us believe there are caus-
es worth fighting for, most of us believe
that there are a vastly greater number of
issues that are not worth fighting over. It is
a concept known as picking your fights.
But even in this civilized nation, which
.prizes human life above all else, senseless
violent death is a daily occurrence.
These thoughts were brought to the sur-
face by several recent murders of promis-
ing young people in central Florida over
conflicts that few can imagine being worth
arguing over, let alone worth, lethal vio-
lence.
In at least one case, an accomplished ath-
lete was killed, police now believe, in an
argument over who had the nicest car.
From what is known at this point, the vic-
tim wasn't even involved in the argument.
Any experienced police officer or police
reporter can recall murders that have taken
place in an argument over a few dollars
won or lost in a poker game, or even over


an insulting comment.
The national phenomenon of "road
rage" has resulted in senseless deaths.
Any experienced driver has made an
occasional bad judgment call in traffic, and
has seen other drivers do the same. There
was a time when a muttered oath, or per-
haps rendering the universally-recognized
gesture of contempt, was sufficient
revenge.
Sometimes, an embarrassed wave, and a
friendly acknowledgment, puts an end to
the faux pas.
But occasionally, one motorist runs
down the other and avenges the slight at
gunpoint.
Every meaningless death means an end
to one potentially productive life two, if
the offender is identified and prosecuted
- and a lifetime of sadness for their fami-
lies.
In an imperfect world, there is no way to
avoid every such tragedy. But the number
might be reduced if each us believes -
and teaches our children that it is
important to pick our fights.
The cause of freedom, the defense of our
families, these things are worth fighting
over.
Who has the hottest car, or the worst dri-
ving habits, or the noisiest stereo, isn't
worth a fight.
Survival suggests a simple rule: pick
your fights carefully.


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New year; new predictions;
let's go.
A New Main Street. It's
been in the planning stages for
years; by next New Year's Eve, it
will be a reality. Narrower pave-
ment, wider sidewalks, an entire
new look for downtown Bartow.
A New Gymnasium.
Another project moves from the
drawing board to reality: a new
gymnasium at Carver Recreation
Center. The first project in a
multi-phase renovation and
enlargement of Carver will be
under way, perhaps completed.
But That's All. Several other
major city projects won't make it
off the drawing board; there's
simply not enough money to do it
all: city hall addition, city services
center complex, new police and
fire stations.
More Jail Space. No matter


~~40 ~%-Sea-
% &S 0o


how much jail space Polk County
builds, it seems that there's
always a need for more. In 2005,
look for more jail beds to be a
major issue in county govern-
ment.
Growth Management. As
Polk County's population grows,
so does its need 'for proper man-
agement, including new infra-
structure. Impact fees will be a
major issue again in 2005.
Can We Talk? Look for clos-
er cooperation between the
school board and the county com-
mission on school sites. Past
political conflicts will diminish as
the two boards seek 'mutually
acceptable solutions.
More Graduates. Polk
County's high school graduation
rate will rise again in 2005. It's a
major priority for the school
board and the new superinten-


dent.
No Bullet Train. Florida's
voters rescinded an amendment
to the constitution which
required high-speed rail. The
commission appointed to imple-
ment high-speed rail still hopes
to make it happen, even without
the constitutional mandate. Some
day, perhaps, but no Bullet Train
in 2005.
Draft? Forget It. During the
Presidential campaign, many
Democrats tried to suggest that
the Bush administration is taking
the country down the road to a
resumption of the draft. It won't
happen.
No New Taxes. There was a
time when the federal govern-
ment's choice was guns or butter:
we could afford to pay for a war,
or give tax breaks so that nobody
had to eat margarine. The Bush


administration insisted on gunt
and butter in 2004, and that won'
change in 2005. Despite the!
Global War on Terrorism, no sig-
nificant new federal taxes.
That's my list of predictions
(and not necessarily what 11
would like to see happen).
With them comes my annual!
New Year's greeting:
I wish you Peace, Love, Truth,
Beauty and Pizza (because after
all, we all gotta eat).
FSU One Time! Go Gators!
Nuke Yale! Go Colonials! Go
Mocs! How 'Bout Them Dawgs!
Paw Power! Sting 'Em, Jackets!
Go Miners! Go Highlanders! Go
Blue Darters! Vive Chevreul! Go
Blue! Stick' 'em Matadors! Go
Vikings! Go Royals! Go Bulls!
Shalom.


GUEST EDITORIAL / FROM THE DETROIT NEWS

America Will Lead the Response


The horror of Christmas week-
end earthquake and .tsunamis
that killed more than 100,000 peo-
ple in 11 countries along the
Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal
won't subside with the flood
waters.
World health officials expect
the death and destruction of the
massive waves to be followed
quickly by diseases such as
cholera and malaria associated
with a lack of clean, water and
sanitation.
Epidemics of communicable
diseases- could multiply the
already horrifying death toll.
Countries outside the affected
region must act swiftly to head
off an additional tragedy.
Already, those who find noth-
ing good to say about America
are carping that the United States
is not doing enough to help.
A United .Nations functionary
called America "stingy" and
activists of the likes of former


celebrity spouse Bianca Jagger
decried this country's insensitivi-
ty.
The criticism comes despite
the fact that that United States
was among the first to step up
Tuesday with actual aid, dis-
patching emergency equipment
and personnel to the affected
region and pledging an initial $35
million in financial assistance.
That figure will certainly
stretch into the billions before the
affected Asian countries are
restored.
The largest share of the cost
will be borne by the United
States, as it always is during these
situations. The American people
will step up, as they always do.
The United States gives more
in government aid to ease the
world's suffering than all the
countries of the European Union
combined, and Japan thrown in
to boot.
In addition, individual


Americans are the most generous
people in the world, funding
charities that do work around the
world.
The United States doesn't have
to be bullied or chided into doing
the right thing by U.N. bureau-
crats or Hollywood has-beens.
U.S. taxpayers know in
advance that they will be asked to
pick up the lion's share of the bill
for responding to one of the
worst natural disasters in modern
history.
Congress will approve What-
ever aid is needed to ease the suf-
fering of the millions of sur-
vivors.
But the funds won't come out
of thin air.
Covering the cost of respond-
ing to this world crisis shouldn't
be a matter of adding to the
already too large federal budget
deficit.
Instead, Congress members
should revisit the spending bill


they recently passed and consid-
er diverting some of the $15 bil-
lion in pork barrel projects it con-
tained to providing relief to our
friends in Asia.
That would not only endear
them to those suffering from this
tragedy, it would also earn them
the respect of their constituents,
and have the added benefit of
bringing some fiscal discipline to
Washington.
Being the most powerful glob-
al citizen carries responsibilities.
Among them is answering crises
in those parts of the -world that
lack the resources to respond:
America has never shied from
that role. It can and should carry
the burden of putting back
together parts of the world torn
apart by disaster.
Its people are always willing to
tighten their belts in response to
those in need. Reprinted from
The Detroit News.


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more, Ky., Mrs. Ridenour moved
to Fort Meade 33 years ago.
She was a teacher's aide and
assistant employed by the Polk
County School Board for 30
years. She was a member of the
First Church of God of Fort
Meade.
SSurvivors include her hus-
band, Vaden L. Ridenour; three
daughters, Linda Mae Knight
and Carolyn Sue Forbes, both of
Fort Meade, and Leslie Jayne
Douglass of Carriere, Miss.; one
'grandson, James R. "Jamie"
Knight, III, of Fort Meade; one
granddaughter, Megan N. Doug-
lass of Carriere, Miss.; one sis-
ter, Joyce Riley of Livermore,
Ky.; and one uncle, R.M. "Tar-
zan" Fielden of Livermore, Ky.
Visitation: Sunday, Jan. 2,
from 4 to 6 p.m., at McLean Fu-
-neral Home in Fort Meade.
The funeral: Monday, Jan. 3,
at 11 a.m., at First Church of
God, 215 S. Perry Avenue in
Fort Meade, with Rev. Forrest
Robinson officiating.
Interment:. Richland Baptist
Church Cemetery in Livermore,
Ky.
-, Memorial contributions: Good,
Shepherd Hospice, P. 0. Box,"
7129, Winter Haven; or The
American Cancer Society.

Evelyn Ann
Russell

Evelyn Ann Russell, 73, of Al-
turas, died of cancer Friday, Dec.
31, 2004, at her daughter's resi-
dence in Lake Wales.
Born June 28, 1931, in
Grifton, N.C., Mrs. Russell
moved to Alturas from Bartow
40 years ago.
She was an auditor employed
by the Polk County Clerk of
Courts in Bartow for 32 years.
She was Methodist.
Mrs. Russell was preceded in
death by her husband, Robert
"Jack" Jackson.
Survivors include two daugh-
ters, Barbara Russell of Lake
Wales and Roxann Farless of Al-
turas; one brother, Frank Has-
kins of Savannah, Ga.; three
grandchildren and, one great-
grandchild.
The funeral: Wednesday, Jan.
5, at 2 p.m., at Whidden-McLean
SFuneral Home in Bartow.
Memorial contributions: Good
Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson
Ave., Auburndale. FL 33823.


Dorothy M.
DiMuzio

Dorothy M. DiMuzio, 90, of
Bartow, died of natural causes
Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at her
residence.
Born June 26, 1914, in Tau-
ton, Mass., Mrs. DiMuzio moved
to Bartow from Providence, R.I.,
14 years ago.
She was a nurses aide at St.
Joseph Hospital in Providence
for 12 years. She was a member
of St. Anne's Catholic Church in
Turners Falls, Mass.
Survivors include her hus-
band, John B. DiMuzio; one
daughter, June M. Vacca of
Naples; three sons., Frank
George, Jr., of Fort Myers, Ray-
mond K. George of Turners
Falls, Mass., and Joseph A.
George of Greenfield, Mass.;
three sisters, Ceclia Parady'of
Haines City, Doril M. Ricker of
Turners Falls, Mass., and Lor-
raine Gencastro of Bristol, R.I.;
two brothers, Joseph Lafram-
broise of Orange, Mass., and Cal-
vin Laframboise of Cranston,
R.I.; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-
grandchildren, and four great-
great-grandchildren.
The funeral: Wednesday, Jan.
5, at 11 a.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.


Maudie L.
Davis

Maudie L. Davis, 82, of Bar-
tow, died of heart failure Satur-
day, Jan. 1, 2005, at her resi-
dence.
Born Oct. 9, 1922, in Moul-
trie, Ga., Mrs. Davis moved to
Bartow 71 years ago.
She was a sectionizer for Ben
Hill Griffin,, Inc., for 20 years.
She was Baptist.
Mrs. Davis was preceded in
death by her husband, J. D.
Davis, and one daughter, Bar-
bara Fulmer.
Survivors include one son, J.
D. Davis, Jr., of Winter Haven;
one daughter, Elizabeth Harms
of Fort Lauderdale; one brother,
Alvin Barber of Cincinnati, Ohio;
one sister, Frances Pierce of
Winter Haven; nine grandchil-
dren, eight great-grandchildren,
and one great-great-grandchild.
'Visitation: Tuesday, Jan. 4,
from 6 to 8 p.m., at Whidden-
McLean Funeral Home in Bar-
tow.
The funeral: Wednesday, Jan.
5, at 10 a.m., at Wildwood Ceme-
tery in Bartow, with Rev. Reggie
Palmer officiating.

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COMMUNITY BANK, WAL-MART HOSTS
TORCH Barbara Lawn (second from left),
2005 annual meeting chairman, holds the Cham-
ber's logo as Kim Shelton of Wal-Mart and Shan-
non Studt of Community Bank of Florida hold the
"Torch of Bartow." Also pictured is Chamber Ex-
ecutive Director Jeff Clark (far left), and
Sharonda Rankine, personal banker for Commu-


nity Bank of Florida. Community Bank of Florida
is located inside Wal-Mart, 1050 East Van Fleet
Drive. Community Bank and Wal-Mart are the
16th and 17th businesses to host the torch (Dec.
27 Dec. 31), which will move from business to
business each week until the opening ceremonies
for the Chamber's annual meeting Jan. 15. -
(Chamber photo)


Living On Severance Pay Is

Possible With A Plan


Layoffs, downsizing, restruc-
turing the effects of losing a
job can be devastating.
To soften the blow, many em-
ployers offer severance packages
to displaced workers.
Severance provides pay, in ad-
dition to other benefits, when a
worker loses his job.
The Florida Institute of Certi-
fied Public Accountants (FICPA)
said packages can include wages,
continuation of benefits, out-
placement services, and other
types of compensation and assis-
tance.
Companies' are not required
by law to give severance pay to
terminated employees. Many
companies do some because "
it's the right thing to do" and
others in exchange for the em-
ployee's agreement not to sue
the company for wrongful termi-
nation or age discrimination.
Protecting the company's
reputation among remaining em-
ployees and within the commu-
nity are other reasons for offer-
ing severance pay.
'Look objectively at what the
company offers versus what it
wants in return, and don't feel
compelled to make a quick deci-
sion. You'll want to review any
proposed agreement with your
family, CPA and possibly lawyer.
The key is to negotiate the
maximum fair. severance pack-
age you can and then to make
the most of it.


Severance is typically based
on length of service. For exam-
ple, you might receive one week
of severance pay for each year of
service.
The longer you've worked for
your employer, the more lever-
age you have.
Employers are sometimes
willing to provide a better pack-
age to a highly tenured employee
or one who is facing a particular
hardship.
Focus on your needs as well
as the needs of your employer.
Set a realistic goal and stress the
fairness of your proposal. Be
forthright about the economic
hardships you and your family
will face as a result of your job
loss and point out the realities of
the job market, but don't de-
mand an unreasonable amount,
and be sure to leave room for
compromise.
Also, consider your needs for
the continuation of any benefits
that may offset lower than ex-
pected severance pay.
Companies typically pay sev-
eran:-e either in a lump sum pay-
ment or spread out over a period
of time. As you negotiate, re-
member that no matter how it is
paid, severance is taxable as in-
come and is subject to Social Se-
curity and Medicare taxes.
Getting the most from your
severance pay requires careful
planning and wise spending de-
cisions.


Once you've negotiated the
best severance package possible,
you need to take steps to ensure
you use this income wisely. Start
by creating a spending plan and
make trimming expenses a fam-
ily effort.
Prioritize your payments,
starting with the most critical,
such as rent or mortgage, medi-
cal insurance and car payments.
Cut ruthlessly from discre-
tionary costs including enter-
tainment, dining out, and vaca-
tioning.
As it becomes necessary, look
for ways to reduce spending for
basic needs like food, shelter,
transportation and energy.
If you're having trouble meet-
ing your monthly expenses, it's a
good idea to contact your lenders
and explain the situation. Dip-
ping into your retirement sav-
ings should be an absolute last
resort. Between penalties, taxes
and lost opportunities, you could
end up losing more than you
think.
A better alternative is to bor-
row from your cash value insur-
ance policy.
Using an already existing
home equity line of credit is also
an option, but be sure to keep in
mind that you're putting your
home at risk.
To learn more about sever-
ance packages or living on a re-
duced income, consult with a
CPA in your area.


Property Insurance

Task Force Formed


The ears of a cricket consist of a
thin membrane on the side of each
front leg. The membranes vibrate
when sound waves strike them.


Most birds have three eye-
lids-an upper lid, a lower lid,
and a nictating lid, which moves
sideways and is used to blink.


Florida's Chief Financial Offi-
cer Tom Gallagher has an-
nounced the creation of a task
force with the goal of making
recommendations to Citizens
Property Insurance Corporation
for improving customer service
and returning policies to the pri-
vate insurance market.
"Thousands of consumers
have contacted the Department
of Financial Services upset over
delays in processing their insur-
ance claims," Gallagher said.
"Though Citizens has made tre-
mendous efforts during the
storm recovery process, more is
needed to eliminate delays and
ensure claims are processed
fairly and efficiently.",
Gallagher said he anticipates
the task force will recommend
ways to improve adjuster re-
sponse times and reduce back-
logs in damage assessments.
Gallagher also said he sup-
ported Citizens' efforts to en-
courage private insurance com-
panies to take policies out of the
state's insurer of last resort.
",Consumers deserve more
choices when purchasing insur-
ance, and the key to greater
availability of coverage is en-
couraging more companies to do
business in Florida," Gallagher
said. "With more than 1,000
new residents coming to Florida
every day, we must continue to

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search for ways to improve
Floridians' access to more afford-
able homeowners insurance."
The task force is made up of
representatives from the Florida
Department of Financial Serv-
ices, the Florida Association of
Insurance Agents, the Florida
Bankers Association, the Florida
Association of Realtors, the Flor-
ida Association of Insurance and
Financial Advisors, the Profes-
sional Insurance Agents of Flor-
ida and the Latin American As-
sociation of Insurance Agencies.
The task force also will ad-
dress commission payments for
agents placing business with
Citizens.


.'


A cap covering a well may be
a small part of the overall house-
hold water well system, but it is
an extremely important one.
A properly installed well cap
separates potential pollutants
from your drinking water.
The cap, which should be
sealed tightly at all times, keeps
out everything from liquid con-
taminants to bugs that can crawl
inside a well and wreak havoc.
The well cap is the cover on
top of the well casing that sticks
out of the ground. It serves many
purposes.
Most caps, which are usually
aluminum or a thermoplastic, in-
clude a vented screen, so that
the pressure difference between
the inside and outside of the well
casing may be equalized when
water is pumped from the well.
However, the cap's main func-
tion is to keep contaminants out
of the water supply.
A properly sealed well cap
protects against all types of con-
tamination.
It is the first line of protection
against non-point source pollu-
tion, which constitutes the ma-
jority of ground water contami-
nation. Non-point source pollu-
tion includes runoff of pesticides
and herbicides, soil erosion, and
elements from the street.
Well caps also keep out in-
sects, such as earwigs, which
prefer a dark, damp environ-
ment to nest. Insects can cause
major problems in a well.
Bacteria levels can rise from
their droppings, and sometimes
the bugs themselves can get
trapped in the wells, die, and de-
compose in the well water.
Surface water can encounter
many types of pollutants and
transport them.
These are not always easily
detected by taste or smell.
A properly sealed well cap is a
safeguard in preventing those
contaminants from penetrating
the household water supply.
Having your well tested is the
surest way to determine that the
water is safe.
Even if your well cap fits
tightly on your well and your wa-
ter tastes fine, the water well
system should be given a
checkup by a contractor every


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year.
Check the well cap from time
to time. Make sure that it is
sealed tightly, and look for
cracks and evidence of tamper-
ing. If your well cap has a lock,
check to see if the lock has been
tampered with.
Also, practice safe water hab.
its. Do not landscape around the
well cap.
If you landscape your yard,
make sure there is not a low
area near the well where rain
water could collect. Rain watel
can carry pollutants that can
seep into a well.
And when working with oi
and gasoline, or mixing herbi.
cides or pesticides, do so over
concrete so spills can't seep intc
the ground.
If you don't like the look of thE
exposed casing and well cap
sticking out of the lawn, you can
camouflage it. There are compa-
nies that manufacture plastic
covers designed to look like land-
scaping boulders. Often callec
"mock rocks," the products are
lightweight, hollow, and durable
to the elements.
The covers, which come in a
variety of sizes and shapes anc
are growing in popularity, have
been used to cover everything
from wellheads to septic access
ports and risers, tanks, utility
panels and water garden de.
vices.
For more information on your
private water well, contact your
local contractor or visit www
wellowner.org, a website of the
National Ground Water Associa-
tion (NGWA).
To find a water well contrac-
tor near you, go to www.wel-
lowner.org and click on "contrac-
tor lookup."

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CITY OF BARTOW
P.O. Box 1069
(863) 534-0100
City Commissioners:
Pat Huff Leo Longworth (Mayor)
Rosie Thornburg Cal Adams
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Buy with confidence
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First United
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135 E. Broadway
Fort Meade
285-9059


Sunday School 9:30 am
Sunday Worship 1 laIn, 6:00 pm
Children's (grades 2-5) After School

Youth: Sundays. Wednesday 6pm
Open Hearts, Open Mimls, Open Dolors
Historic Ft. Meade's
Historic "First Church"
Making Disciples for Christ



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and
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143 W. Broadway
Ft. Meade
Florida
33841

(863) 285-7134




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"Centuries
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Mon. Fri. 6-6; Sat. 7-1
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Founders:
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Employees:
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MOTORS

Founded By
William P. Murphy
Now owned by
Colin and Tim Murphy
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Bartow
(863)533-3228


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CITY OF
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8 West Broadway
(863) 285-8191
FORT MEADE CITY COMMISSION
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FIRST BAPTIST
CHURCH
410 E. Church St.
533-9055
SCHEDULE
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study
11:00 a.m. Worship
6:00 p.m. Worship
Wednesday: 5:15 p.m. Fellowship Supper
6:00 p.m. Children
and Youth Activities
and Prayer Meeting
SPECIAL MINISTRIES:
Prayer, Sr. Adults, Youth, Mission
Organizations and Special Ed. Class
DOING THE WORD. James 1:22


Celebrating our
93rd Year
Since 1912

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125 E. Main St.
Bartow, Florida 33830
(863)533-3131
Website:
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IN OUR 3RD GENERATION
FOUNDER: Edward C. Till
PRESENT OWNER: Dick Till
PRESIDENT & CHIEF
ADMINISTRATOR: Allen Waddell
VICE PRESIDENT: Richie Till
INTERIOR DESIGN: Susan Till
Waddell
HOURS: Mon. Fri. 8 am 5 pm
Specializing in Strarp Copiers
and Office Design

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RENDITIONS
299-3522


Girl Scouts


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STEDEM FORD Inc.
3200 Hwy. 17 North
Fort Meade, FL
Founder: Dan Stedem Sr.
Winner of Ford's Highest Award
for Customer Satisfaction

THE PRESIDENT'S
AWARD
FOR 13 YEARS

STEDEM ,

285-8187



Fowler's Grocery,
Inc.
Deli and Fresh Meat.
Market promotes Ole'
Brother Scott's Finest
Barbecue Sauce.
"The Working Man's
Friend"
Mon.-Sat. 6 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Sun. 12:30-5:30 p.m.
3595 Hwy. 98 E.
Fort Meade, FL 33841
285-9464


Founded by Oscar Coleman
Present Owners:
Frank Johnson
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Lodging *Food
'Banquet Facilities
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Davis Bros.
of Bartow
Enterprises
1035 N. Broadway
533-0711


Greater Bartow
Chamber of
Commerce
Barbara Lawn President
Jeff Clark Executive Director

Capital City of
Imperial Polk County
510 N. Broadway
Bartow Fl 33830-3918
Phone (863)533-7125
Fax (863)533-3793
Web Site: www.bariowchamber.con
e-mail: discoverbartow@bartowchaoibercoim


Bartow Board
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Bartow
(863) 537-1497



King Real

Estate Services
Founded in 1958
by
Lucille J. King

145 E. Main St.
Bartow, FL 33830
863-533-4119

Judith King Barnett
Broker/Owner

ESTABLS HEI


Tom Edwards
Chrysler Dodge
1425 Hwy. 60 West, Bartow, FL
533-0793


"Polk County's Oldest
Chrysler-Dodge
Dealership"
Always the Best
Price and Service
Winner of more Customer Service
Awards than all other Polk County
Chrysler-Dodge
Dealerships combined.


HOLY TRINITY
EPISCOPAL
CHURCH
Sharing God's Love
For More Than a Century!
500 W. Stuart St., Bartow
533-3581
Father Cecil Radcliff











Bartow Rotary Club

Putting Meaning Into
"Service Above Self"'
For 80 Years



Barnett's Inc.


Wrecker/Auto Service
Discount Exhaust
6 E. Broadway
Ft. Meade, FL. 33841


Phones:
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night: 285-9391


C. M. POLK AUTO
PARTS, INC.
Founders-Monroe & Mary Polk
Your NAPA Jobber
Since 1958
NAPA



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Accessories
202 S. Charleston, Ft. Meade
285-8161



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Trucks, Tractors, Payloaders,
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Bus. 533-3369
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Bartow, FL
V -.S 863-533-7106
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Whit's
Building Supply, Inc.

"Working Man's
Friend"
Home owned and operated
We appreciate Polk
Countjys Support for
the past 28 years.
115 W. Woodlawn Ave.
Birtow.
533-0806


WILLIAM JENKINS, JR. FOUNDER
William W. Jenkins, President
Erik Jenkins, Vice President
Eric Wentworth, Sales Manager
Finest selection of pre-owned and estate jewelry
*Loan on almost anything of value
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Bartow Jewelry
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425E, Main St., BartOm
S533-5560


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55 W. MAIN ST.
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Smoker Craft
Mon.-Fri.9-5:30
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
Mortgage Electronic Registration
Systems, et al.,
PLAINTIFF,
vs.
Scott Compton, A/K/A Scott A.
Compton, Brenda Compton, et al.,
DEFENDANTS.
CASE NO.
53-02-CA-0639-4
AMENDED NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to an Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale dated December
13, 2004, and entered in civil case
number 53-02-CA-0639-4, of the
Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial
Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC., is Plaintiff and
Scott Compton a/k/a Scott A.
Compton; Brenda Compton;
American General Home Equity,
Inc.; Beneficial Florida, Inc; Wil-
liam G. Pond; Cathern Pond; Polk
County, a political subdivision of
the State of Florida; _, unknown
persons) in possession of the
subject real property is/are Defen-
dant(s), I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash East Cor-
ridor, First Floor, 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Polk County, Florida,
at 9:00 AM on the 14th day of
January, 2005, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 4: TIGER LAKE: THE
WEST 100.00 FEET OF THE
EAST 450.00 FEET OF THE
NORTH 3/8 OF U.S. GOV-
ERNMENT LOT #1 LYING IN
SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 30
SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST,
LESS AND EXCEPT THE
SOUTH 30.00 FEET
THEREOF FOR ROAD EASE-
MENT, ALL LYING AND BE-
ING IN POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA;
AND
LOT 5: TIGER LAKE: THE
WEST 100.00 FEET OF THE
EAST 550.00 FEET OF THE
N 3/8 OF U.S. GOVERN-
MENT LOT #1, LYING IN
SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 30
SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST,
LESS AND E'-CEPT THE
SOUTH 30.00 FEET
THEREOF FOR ROAD EASE-
MENT, ALL LYING AND BE-
ING IN POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA
NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair
Debt Collection Practices Act
you are advised that this law
firm is deemed to be a debt col-
lector attempting to collect a
debt and any Information ob-
tained will be used for that pur-
pose.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Barlow, 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 loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location. 2
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at np
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice of hearing; if you are hear-'
ing or voice impaired, call TDD'
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay
Service (800) 955-8770.
Dated this 16th day of Decem-
ber, 2004.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 27, 2004, 'Jan. 3, 2005-5922


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES WEST, JR.,
Deceased.
File Number
04CP-2950
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE:
The administration of the estate
of JAMES WEST, JR., deceased,
File Number 04CP-2950, is pend-
ing in the Circuit Court for Polk
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is P.O. Box
9000, Drawer CC-4, Bartow, FL
33831-9000. The name and ad-
dress of the personal representa-
tive and of the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All interested persons are re-
quired to file with the Court of this
court, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
all claims against the estate in the
form and manner prescribed by
Section 733.703 of the Florida
Statutes and Rule 5.490 of the
Florida Rules of Probate and
Guardianship Procedure.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO'FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
c Date of the first publication of
this Notice: January 3 2005
MILDRED WEST THOMPSON
Personal Representative
303 Rico Way
Auburndale, FL 33823
Adrian Gabaldon
Attorney for the Petitioner
Post Office Box 1303
Auburndale, Florida 33823
(863) 967-3557
Florida Bar No. 137081
Jan. 3,10, 2005-0026


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
THOMAS J. COADY and
MARY LU COADY, Hus-
band and Wife,
Plaintiff,
vs
EMBOTELLA LA MARI-
POSA, S.A., a foreign
corporation, ASSOCIA-
TION OF POINCIANA VIL-
LAGES, INC. and POINCI-
ANA VILLAGE SEVEN AS-
SOCIATION, INC.; GREGO-
RIO DIAZ and ROSA M.
DIAZ, Husband and Wife;
CONWAY P. CAMPBELL
and LOIS A. CAMPBELL,
Husband and Wife; ROB-
ERT H. HALL and CAROL
BELL, Husband and Wife;
BOARD OF COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS; OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, RICH-
ARD M. WEISS, CLERK OF
COURT; POLK COUNTY;
YEUK-PING LAU,
Defendants.
CASE NUMBER:,
53-2004CA-5018
SECTION NO 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: GREGORIO DIAZ
CALLE 21 BLOCK 16,
#16
SABANA GARDEN
CAROLINA, PUERTO" RICO
00630
ROSA M. DIAZ
CALLE 21 BLOCK 16,
#16
SABANA GARDEN
CAROLINA, PUERTO RICO
00630
ROBERT H. BELL
RURAL ROUTE 2, BOX 2405
DUSHORE, PA 18614
CAROL BELL
RURAL ROUTE 2, BOX 2405
DUSHORE, PA 18614
YEUK-PING LAU
1155 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE
APT.#14-G
BROOKLYN, NY 11219
EMBOTELLA LA MARIPOSA,
S.A.
44 CALLE 2/00 ZONA 12
GUATEMALA CITY, GUATE-
MALA
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Complaint has been filed
against you, and you are required
to serve a copy of your written de-
fenses, if any, to it on STEPHEN
F. BAKER, ESQ., Plaintiff's attor-
ney, whose address is 800 First
Street S., Winter Haven, FL
33880, on or before the 2nd day
of February, 2005, 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 re-
lief demanded in the Complaint.
The Plaintiff is seeking to fore-
close Claims of Lien on real prop-
erty described as follows:
LOT 3, BLOCK 437, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 2 WEST,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 55, PAGES 5THRU 18.
LOT 22, BLOCK 459, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 2 WEST,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 55, PAGES 5 THRU 18.
LOT 3, BLOCK 462, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 2 WEST,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 55, PAGES 5 THRU 18.
LOT 11, BLOCK 973, POINCI-
ANA NEIGHBORHOOD 2 WEST,
VILLAGE 7, ACCORDING TO
THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE
OF THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 53, PAGES 4 THRU 18.
LOT 13, BLOCK 1057, POIN-
CIANA NEIGHBORHOOD 2
WEST, VILLAGE 7 ACCORDING
TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
IN PLAT BOOK 53, PAGES 4
THRU 18.
If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the
Court Administrator, (863) 534-
4690, within two (2) working
days of your receipt of this no-
tice; if you are hearing or voice
Impaired, call TDD (863) 534-
7777 or Florida Relay Services
711.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on this 20th day

RICHARD M. WEISS,
As Clerk of Said Court[
BY: /s/Zee M. Habib
As Deputy Clerk
(COURT SEAL)
Dec. 27-2004, Jan. 3, 10, 17,
2005-5924





The following vehicles will be
sold at Public Auction on
01/1/05L for unpaid towing/
recovery/storage charges.
1990 Pontiac Grand Prix
VIN# 1G2WJ14T6LF238989
at 261 5 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
Lakeland, FL at 1 2:00 Noon. All
bids must be paid in full CASH
ONLY.
Jan. 3, 2005-001 2


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
S.G.
A MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON
PETITION FOR
TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
JP03-489600-XX
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
WILLIE HAGAN, A/K/A
WILLIE E. HAGAN, JR.,
A/K/A WILLIE HAGEN
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the per-
manent commitment of
CHILD'S INITIALS S.G., a female
child born on 12/03/2000, to
Harriette Diane Gattis, a/k/a
Harriette Diane Gattis
McKinney, Polk County, Florida.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE, at 9:00 A.M. on Wednes-
day, the 91th day of February.
2005, for this hearing at POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
COURTROOM- Juvenile Divi-
sion Hearing Room- 1st Floor,
255 N. Broadway, BARTOW,
FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR
IN PERSON WILL BE TREATED
AS A CONSFNT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment 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 Dottie Kent
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Dec. 20, 27, 2004, Jan. 3,10,17,
24,.2005-5853


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DONALD E. SHIMMELL,
Deceased.
File No.
01CP-1745
Probate Division
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA-
TION
The administration of the estate
of DONALD E. SHIMMELL, de-
ceased, File Number 01CP-1745,
is pending in the Circuit Court, for
Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion the address of which is Post
Office Box 9000, Bartow, Florida
33831-9000. The names and ad-
dresses of the Personal Repre-
sentative and the Personal Repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice
is served who have objections that
challenge the validity of the Will,
the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or jurisdic-
tion of this Court are required to
file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this no-
tice is served within three months
after the date of the first publica-
tion of the notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this notice is December 27,
2004.
Personal Representative:
Josephine Shimmell
13176 Shutter Drive
Lowell, Michigan 49331
Attorney ,for Personal Repre-
sentative:
George T. Dunlap, III, Esquire
Post Office Drawer 30
245 South Central Avenue
Bartow, FL 33831
(863) 533-3146
Florida Bar No. 0211 64
Dec. 27-2004, Jan. 3-2005-5927


ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO
(2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this notice is December 27,
2004.
Personal Representative:
ADARMIRA GARCIA, n/k/a
ADARMIRA VARGAS
100 Elgar Place, Apt. 10-D,
Building 35
Bronx, New York 10475
Attorney for Personal Representa-
tive:
EVELYN W. CLONINGER
Florida Bar No. 210382
CLONINGER & FILES
1519 W. Broadway St.
Oviedo, Florida 32765
Telephone: (407) 365-5696
Dec. 27-2004, Jan. 3-2005-5926


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
WELLS FARGO MORTGAGE,
INC., F/K/A NORWEST MORT-
GAGE, INC., A CALIFORNIA
CORPORATION N/K/A NOR-
WEST MORTGAGE, INC., A MIN-
NESOTA CORPORATION,
PLAINTIFF
VS.
RICHARD E. PELZER, IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST RICHARD E. PELZER;
HELEN L. PELZER, IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST HELEN L. PELZER;
FAIRWOODS CONDOMINIUM
ASSOCIATION, INC.; JOHN DOE
and JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-03-CA-5453
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Granting the
Motion to Reset Foreclosure dated
December 9 2004 entered in Civil
Case No. 53-03-CA-5453 of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial
Circuit in and for POLK County,
BARTOW, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
THE EAST CORRIDOR ON THE
FIRST FLOOR at the POLK
County Courthouse located at 255
N Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Flor-
ida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 13th day
of January, 2005 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
UNIT 210 OF FAIR-
WOODS, A CONDOMIN-
IUM, ACCORDING THE
CONDOMINIUM BOOK
7, PAGES 6 THROUGH
8, INCLUSIVE, OF THE
PUBIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA; AND BEING FUR-
THER DESCRIBED IN
THAT CERTAIN DECLA-
RATION OF CONDO-
MINIUM FILED MAY 31,
1984 IN OFFICIAL RE-
CORDS BOOK 2242,
PAGE 2128 AND IN
THE AMENDED AND
RESTATED DECLARA-
TION OF CONDOMIN-
IUM FILED JULY 25,
1988 IN OFFICIAL RE-
CORDS BOOK 2652,
PAGE 1563, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first-floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located
on Church Street. No entry is
possible from Broadway Ave-
nue. In the event any tempo-
rary change is necessary, the
Clerk will post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 13th day of Decem-
bert 2004.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Dec. 27, 2004, Jan. 3, 2005-5920

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ISABEL VARGAS,
Deceased.
File No.:
04CP-2890
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of ISABEL VARGAS, deceased,
whose date of death was May 3,
2003, File Number 04CP-2890, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
. Polk County, Florida, Probate Divi-
sion, the address of which is P.O.
Box 9000, 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 no-
tice has been served must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AF-
TER 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 dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH


If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
WITNESS MY HAND and the
seal of this Court on December
10,20.04.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 27, 2004, Jan. 3, 2005-5919


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
FRANK M. HUNT, II
STEWART W. HURST,
W.T. BICE,
DAVID C. ULLMAN, and
DAVID D. NELSON, as Trustees
of the First Presbyterian Church
Associate Reformed Synod,
Lake Wales, Florida,
Plaintiff,
vs.
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
AND JUDGMENT CREDITORS
OF JESSIE M. BAUCUS; and
Others,
Defendant.
CASE NO.:
53-2004CA-004916-0000-00
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: the unknown spouse,
heirs, devisees, grantees, and
judgment creditors of Jessie M.
Baucus, and all other parties
claiming by, through, under, or
against Jessie M. Baucus; and all
unknown natural persons, if alive
and if dead or not known to be
dead or alive, their several and re-
spective unknown spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, assignees,
and judgment creditors, and the
several and respective unknown
assigns, successors in interest,
trustees, or any other person
claiming by, through, under or
against any corporation or other
legal entity named as a defendant;
and all claimants, persons or par-
ties, natural or corporate, or
whose, exact legal status is un-
known, claiming under any of the
above named or described defen-
dant or parties claiming to have
any right, title, or interest in the be-
low-described property.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to quiet title on the following
property in Polk County, Florida:
Lots 16, 22, and 23, RE-
PLAT OF LOTS 16, 17, 18,
19, 22, 23, 24, and 25 of
STAR LAKE DEVELOPMENT
NE 1/4 of Section 13,
Township 29 South, Range
27 East, according to the
map or plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 6, Page
12, of the Public 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 BRIAN W. HAAS, Bradley
Johnson Law Firm, P.A., whose
address is Post Office Box 1260,
Lake Wales, Florida 33859-1260
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
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the complaint.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within (2) working
days of your receipt of this notice.
If you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Service 711.
Witness my hand and seal of
this Court on this December 13,
2004.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ Valerie Neal
(Court Seal)
Dec. 20, 27, 2004-Jan. 3, 10,
2005-5856





THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GARRY M. ANSTEY, et al,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-3820
DIVISION 11
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Reschedul-
ing Foreclosure Sale dated De-
cember 6 2004 and entered in
Case NO. 53-2004-CA-3820 of the
Circuit Court of the TENTH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for POLK
County, Florida wherein MORT-
GAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRA-
TION SYSTEMS, INC., is the
Plaintiff and GARRY M. ANSTEY;
KATHY J. ANSTEY; are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at IN THE
EAST END OF THE EAST COR-
RIDOR FIRST FLOOR, POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255
NORTH BROADWAY, BARTOW,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MAIN
ENTRANCE IS LOCATED ON
CHURCH STREET. NO ENTRY
IS POSSIBLE FROM BROAD-
WAY AVENUE. IN THE EVENT
ANY TEMPORARY CHANGE OF
LOCATION IS NECESSARY, THE
CLERK SHALL POST A "NOTICE
OF CHANGE" AT THE SALE LO-
CATION DIRECTING THE BID-
DERS TO THE TEMPORARY
SALE LOCATION. at 9:00 AM, on
the l1th day of January 2005 the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
LOTS 24, 25 AND 26, BLOCK
2, TROPICAL GARDENS, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
OR MAP THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK
19, PAGE 20, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 714 Tropical
Way, Lakeland, FL
33805


(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay
Service (800) 955-8770.
Dated this 17th day of Decem-
ber 2Q04..
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: /s/Judy A. McCauley
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Dec. 27, 2004-Jan. 3, 2005-5923






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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
FEDERAL TRUST BANK,
Plaintiff
vs.
JEAN F. BRUNEL, et al.,
Defendants
CASE NO:
53-2004-CA-003599-0000-WH
DIVISION 8
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated De-
cember 14, 2004 and entered in
Case NO. 53-2004-CA-003599-
0000-WH of the Circuit Court of
the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and
for POLK County, Florida wherein
FEDERAL TRUST BANK, is the
Plaintiff and JEAN F. BRUNEL;
SUNRIDGE WOODS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.; ___, UNKNOWN
PARTY IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY, N/K/A
ELIZABETH MAYBE are the Defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at IN THE
EAST END OF THE EAST COR-
RIDOR FIRST FLOOR, POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255
NORTH BROADWAY, BARTOW,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MAIN
ENTRANCE IS LOCATED ON
CHURCH STREET. NO ENTRY
IS POSSIBLE FROM BROAD-
WAY AVENUE. IN THE EVENT
ANY TEMPORARY CHANGE OF
LOCATION IS NECESSARY, THE
CLERK SHALL POST A "NOTICE
OF CHANGE" AT THE SALE LO-
CATION DIRECTING THE BID-
DERS TO THE TEMPORARY
SALE LOCATION. at 9:00 AM, on
the 14th day of January 2005 the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 132, SUNRIDGE
WOODS PHASE 3, AC-
CORDING TO THE OFFICIAl-
PLAT THEREOF AS RF--
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8,
PAGES 2 AND 4, PUBLlC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
A/K/A 151 BENT OAK LOOP,
DAVENPORT, FL 33837
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, 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 loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you're entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED this 16th day of De-
cember. 2004.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Dec. 27, 2004, Jan. 3, 2005-5921







IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR. POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
REGENCY PLACE HOMEOWN-
ERS ASSOCIATION, INC., a Flor-
ida not-for-profit corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
REGINALD M. MILLER AND JES-
SICA C. MILLER,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
04-CC-4782
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to the Final Judg-
ment in Foreclosure entered on
the 17th day of December, 2004,
in Civil Action No. 04-CC-4782 of
the County Court of the Tenth Ju-
dicial Circuit, in and for Polk
County, Florida, in which, are the
Defendants, REGINALD M.
MILLER AND JESSICA C.
MILLER, and REGENCY PLACE
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC., is the Plaintiff, I will sell to
the highest bidder for cash at the
Polk County Courthouse, 255 N.
Broadway, Bartow, Florida, at 9:00
a.m. on the 18th day of January,
2005, the following described real
property set forth in the Final
Judgment:
Lot 110, BIk C, Royal Ridge,
Phase 1, according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book
107, Pages 15 & 16, of the Public
Records of Polk County, Florida.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor, first.
floor, of the Polk County Court-
house located at 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Florida.
Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street.
No entry is possible from Broad-
way Avenue. In the event any tem-
porary change is necessary, the
Clerk will post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location di-
recting the bidders to the tempo-
rary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice of hearing; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call TDD


TO: RAMON RAMIREZ, whose
last known address was 1457
35TH STREET, NORTHWEST,
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33881,
LOUCINDA K. OWEN RAMIREZ,
whose last known address was
1457 35TH STREET, NORTH-
WEST, WINTER HAVEN, FL
33881, HOUSEHOLD REALTY
CORPORATION, MORTGAGEE,
c/o CT CORPORATION SYS-
TEM, REGISTERED AGENT,
whose last known address was
1200 SOUTH PINE ISLAND
ROAD, PLANTATION, FL 33324
and any successors in interest
to the below described property
RE: Structure(s) being situ-
ated on a parcel described as:
LOT 868, INWOOD UNIT NO. 4,
ACCORDING TO MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAf BOOk 9, PAGLS ",.A AND


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
H.K.
A MINOR CHILD
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON
PETITION FOR
TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
JP03-443300-BA
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
JORGE ROBI.EDO
LOPEZ
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the per-
manent commitment of
CHILD'S INITIALS H.K., a female
child born on July 12, 2003, to
Florence Renee Kester and
Jorge Robledo Lopez.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear before the MAGIS-
TRATE, ROBIN MATIS-JACK-
SON, at 9:00 A.M. on Wednes-
day, the 2nd day of February,
2005, for this hearing at POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
COURTROOM- Juvenile Divi-
sion Hearing Room- 1st Floor,
255 N. Broadway, BARTOW,
FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR
IN PERSON WILL BE TREATED
AS A CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-
TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment 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 Patricia A. Bradley
as his Deputy Clerk
(CLERK'S SEAL)
Dec. 20, 27, 2004, Jan. 3, 10,
2005-5855


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RICHARD ANTHONY RUSS,
Deceased.
FILE NO. 04CP-2895
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of RICHARD ANTHONY RUSS,
deceased, whose date of death
was November 6th, 2004, and
whose Social Security is 591-42-
3928, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Polk County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Box 9000,
Drawer CC-4419, Bartow, FL
33831-9000. The names and ad-
dresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal represen-
tatives' attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedents es-
tate 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 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 dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE
TIME PERIOD SET FORTH
ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of thile first publication
of this notice is December 27,
2004.
Personal Representative
Jerome Randolf Russ
308 Chesney Blvd.
Frostproof, FL 33843
Bonnie Jean Russ
738 North Scenic Highway
Frostproof, FL 33483
BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A.
Attorney for Personal Repre-
sentative
325 NORTH COMMERCE
AVENUE
SEBRING, FL33870
Telephone: (863) 382-3154
Florida Bar No. 338702
Dec. 27, 2004- Jan. 3, 2005-5928


POLK COUNTY
BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY, a political sub-
division of the State of Florida,
Petitioner,
vs.
RAMON RAMIREZ AND
LOUCINDA K. OWEN RAMIREZ,
Respondentss]
COMPLAINT NO.
CE 04-1704 NT DM
NOTICE OF DEMOLITION


DANT(S); JOHN DOE, UN-
KNOWN TENANT; JANE DOE,
UNKNOWN TENANT,
Defendantss.
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-004780-
0000-00
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO:
JAMES A. SCHROEDER AS
TRUSTEE OF THE JAMES A.
SCHROEDER AND PATRICIA
E. SCHROEDER REVOCABLE
LIVING TRUST UNDER
TRUST DATED 11/7/90;
PATRICIA E. SCHROEDER AS
TRUSTEE OF THE JAMES A.
SCHROEDER AND PATRICIA
E. SCHROEDER REVOCABLE
LIVING TRUST UNDER
TRUST DATED 11/7/90,
WHETHER DISSOLVED OR
PRESENTLY EXISTING, TO-
GETHER WITH ANY GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-


35B, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TAKE NOTICE that pursu-
ant to Polk County Ordinance
90-17, the Director of the Polk
County Building Division has de-
termined that the structures)
referenced above are dilapi-
dated structures) as defined in
the Ordinance. The struc-
ture(s) must be demol-
ished and the debris
must be removed to an
authorized 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
demolition permit from
the Building Depart-
ment.
If a building or demolition per-
mit 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 De-
partment permits for exercise of
said permits. You must call the
Community Development Spe-
cialist II when the structure has
been substantially repaired or
demolished,
If the dilapidated structures)
are not demolished or substan-
tially repaired as set Forth
above within thirty (30) days,
the structures) shall be demol-
ished by Polk County.
Should you fail to demolish or sub-
stantially 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 demolition and re-
moval of debris shall be as-
sessed against the property
owners and imposed as a lien
against the real property. If not
satisfied, the lien may be fore-
closed after a period of two
years in the manner provided in
Chapter 173, Florida Statutes.
The thirty day time period may
be extended by the Community
Development Specialist II in
writing for good cause shown.
In order to receive an extension
of time, you must contact the
Housing and Neighborhood De-
velopment Division immediately
upon receipt of this Notice. A
verbal extension of time is not
sufficient to enlarge the time pe-
riod 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 re-
moval of all signs of human habi-
tation. This includes debris, trash (
excluding hazardous materials),
tires, building materials, septic
tanks, all structures, primary struc-
ture, 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 ques-
tions as to what the demolition will
include, it is the owners responsi-
bility to contact the Demolition De-
partment for clarity.
Any questions regarding this No-
tice of Demolition may be directed
to the following:
Tanya L. Tucker, Commu-
nity Development Specialist
I I
Housing and Neighborhood
Development Division
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer
HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-
9005
(863) 534-5257
Dated this 30th day of December,
2004.
Tanya L. Tucker, Community
Development Specialist II
P.O. Box 9005, Drawer HS04
Bartow, Florida 33831-9005
(863) 534-5257
Jan. 3, 10, 2005-0031


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
BENEFICIAL FLORIDA, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES D. PICKETT; JANE DOE
PICKETT, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JAMES D. PICKETT;
DOREEN A. PICKETT; JOHN DOE
PICKETT, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF DOREEN A. PICK-
ETT, IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RE-
SPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DE-
VISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTS)
THE INDEPENDENT SAVINGS
PLAN COMPANY; JAMES A.
SCHROEDER AS TRUSTEE OF
THE JAMES A. SCHROEDER AND
PATRICIA E. SCHROEDER REVO-
CABLE LIVING TRUST UNDER
TRUST DATED 11/7/90; PATRI-
CIA E. SCHROEDER AS TRUSTEE
OF THE JAMES A. SCHROEDER
AND PATRICIA E. SCHROEDER
REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST UN-
DER TRUST DATED 11/7/90,
WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRES-
ENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER
WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGN-
EES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR
TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFEN-
DANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST DEFEN-


working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 15th day of Decem:
ber, 2004.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Jan. 3, 10, 2005-0022



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TORS, LIENORS, OR TRUS-
TEES OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS. AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST DEFENDANTS)
WHOSE RESIDENCE ARE/IS:
UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY required to
file your answer or written de-
fenses, if any, in the above pro-
ceeding with the Clerk of this
Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attomey, whose
name and address appears
hereon, within 30 days after the
first publication of this Notice of
Action; the nature of this proceed-
ing being a suit for foreclosure of
mortgage against the following de-
scribed property, to wit:
LOT 48, THORNHILL ES-
TATES, ACCORDING- TO
THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 88, PAGE 15,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
TO INCLUDE: A 1992 DES-
TINY MOBILE HOME VIN
034564A TITLE# 69258189
VIN 034564B TITLE#
69258190.
A/K/A 9 CACTUS CIRCLE
EAST, WINTER HAVEN, FL
33880.
If you fail to file your answer or
written defenses in the above pro-
ceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of car-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 29th day of Decen-
ber, 2004.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By Is/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 3, 10, 2005-0029


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION,
DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE FOR FIRST. FRANK-
LIN MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST
2002-FF4
PLAINTIFF
VS.
CHARLES TAYLOR A/K/A CHAR-
LES A. TAYLOR, IF LIVIIr3. AlJD
IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST CHARLES TAYLOR
A/K/A CHARLES A. TAYLOR; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF CHARLES
TAYLOR A/K/A CHARLES A.
TAYLOR, IF ANY; CITIFINAN-
CIAL EQUITY SERVICES, INC.;
PIERCE HOLDINGS (FLORIDA),
INC. F/K/A OTT-LAUGHLIN FU-
NERAL HOME, INC.; STATE
FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE
INSURANCE COMPANY; JOHN
DOE AND JANE DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2004-CA-003792-0000-SEC
11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 13. 2004 entered in
Civil Case No. 53-2004-CA-
003792-0000-SEC 11 of the Cir-
cuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for POLK County, BAR-
TOW, Florida, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash at
THE EAST CORRIDOR ON THE
FIRST FLOOR at the POLK
County Courthouse located at 255
N Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Flor-
ida, at 9:00 a.m. on the 18th day
of January 2005 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOTS 1 AND 2,; BLOCK
1, ROBINSON PINES,
ACCORDING TO THAT
CERTAIN PLAT AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 11, PAGE(S)
37, PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA, TOGETHER
WITH .THAT CERTAIN
MOBILE DESCRIBED AS
A 1997 LIMITED WITH
VIN NUMBERS
FLA14611960A AND
FLA14611960B AND
TITLE NUMBERS
00751 1 7694 AND
0075117695.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida. Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is neces-
sary, the Clerk will post a "Notice
of Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the tem-
porary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Admihistrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)


The Polk County Democrat


January 3, 2005









January 3, 2005 The Polk County Democrat 9


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND' FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL -JURISDICTION
DIVISION
GE CAPITAL MORTGAGE SERV-
ICES, INC.
PLAINTIFF .
VS. -
MICHAEL FLORIDINO, IF LIV-
ING, AND IF DEAD, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN- INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST MICHAEL FLORIDINO;
DORIS M. FLORIDINO IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, .UNDER OR
AGAINST DORIS M. FLORIDINO;
WACHOVIA BANK, NA., F/K/A
FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK
F/K/A FIRST UNION NATIONAL
BANK OF FLORIDA; UNITED
STATES OF, AMERICA; JOHN
DOE AND JAI'E DOE AS UN-
KNOWN TENANTS IN POSSES-
SION
DEFENDANTSS.
CASE NO:
53-02-CA-3530-04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant -to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 17, 2004 entered in
Civil Case No. 53-02-CAr3530-04
of the Circuit Court of the 10TH
Judicial Circuit in and for POLK
County, BARTOW, Florida, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at THE EAST CORRI-
DOR ON THE FIRST FLOOR at
the POLK County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 N Broadway Ave. in
Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 2Qth day of January, 2005 the
following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
LOT 2, BLQCK A,
LAKE FLORENCE
POINTE, ACCORDING
TO PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 84, PAGE 43,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida. Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible, from
Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is neces-
sary, the Clerk will post-a "Notice
of Change" at the sale location
directing Ine bidders to tne rem-
porary sale location
If you are-a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you-are entitled at no
cost to yob, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 53,4-4690, within two (2)
working days of your-receipt of this
notice. it you are hearing or voice
impaired: call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated'this 2lt day .df Decem:
ber, 2004.
RICHAOID M. WEISS "*
Clerk df the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Jan 3. 10. 2005-0002





2nd Supplemental CITATION
SURROGATE'S COURT, Essex
COUNTY
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE
OF NEW YORK,
By the Grace of God Free and
Independent
TO: Annabelle Derby Hunter, 1510
East Georgia St. Lot 118, Bartow,
Florida 33830; United States
A petition having .een duly filed
by John Tv Manniing who is/are
domiciled at 1.3 Lake Shore Rd.,
P.O. Box 309. WillsDoro New
York 12996. United States
YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO
SHOW CAUSE before the Surro-
gate's Court. Essex County, at
7559 Court Street, P 0 Box 505,
Elizabethtown, New York, on
January 18, 2005: al 9 15 o'clock
in the fore noon of that day, why a
decree should not be made in Irhe
estate of =aylene Leroux lately
domiciled at Park Street, Ei.za-
bethtown, New York 12932 Urired
States admitting to prooate a Will
dated November 26, 203 (and
Codicil(s), if any dated) 2 the Will
of Faylene Leroux1deceased, re-
lating to real and personal prop-
erty, and difecting.'that: Letters
Testamentary issue to Jocrn T.
M anning. ", "
Dated, Attested and'Sealed,
December 14-, 2004. :
Seal
HON. Andrew HaIldran .-

Con Anne Spear '
Chief Clerk ', "'"-*
John T. Manning .,,.
Attorney S .. .
(518) 963.-4510
Inning & Scagilone .
Firm ; ; :",',.
13 Lake Shore Road, P.O. Box
309. WisDoru, New York 12996
NOTl This citation is served
upon you asirquired by law You
are not. required to appear. II you
ail to appear it will be assumed
ou do not object to the rebel re-
queslea You have a nrighl to have
an alorny appear loar you.,
Dec. 20, 27-2004, Jan. 3, 10,
'005-5867


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
ASSOCIATES FIRST CAPITAL
CORPORATION, SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO ASSOCIATES FI-
NANCIAL SERVICES OF AMER-
ICA, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES D. GUSTAVSEN; JANE
DOE GUSTAVSEN, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES D.
GUSTAVSEN; ELEANOR KAY
GUSTAVSEN; JOHN DOE GUS-
TAVSEN, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF ELEANOR KAY GUS-
TAVSEN, IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF RE-
MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIEN-
ORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
JOHN DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT;
JANE DOE, UNKNOWN TENANT,
Defendant(s).
CASE NO.
2004-CA-4826 SEC 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: -
JAMES D. GUSTAVSEN;
JANE DOE GUSTAVSEN, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
JAMES D. GUSTAVSEN; EL-
EANOR KAY GUSTAVSEN;
JOHN DOE GUSTAVSEN,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
ELEANOR KAY GUSTAVSEN,
IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMAR-
RIED, ,AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-
EES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, AND TRUS-
TEES, AND ALL OTHER PER-
SONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DE-
FENDANT(S)
WHOSE RESIDENCE ARE/IS:
UNKNOWN
YOU ARE HEREBY required.to
file your answer or written de-
fenses, if any, in the above pro-
ceeding with- the Clerk of this
Court, and to serve a copy thereof
upon the plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address appears
hereon, February 4, 2005; the na-
ture of this proceeding being a suit
for foreclosure of mortgage
against the following described
property, to wit:
LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 3,
ROBINSON PINES SUBDIVI-
SION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11,
PAGE 37, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TO INCLUDE: A MOBILE
HOME AND TITLE NO. UN-
KNOWN
A/K/A 2530 CRESAP
STREET, LAKELAND, FLOR-
IDA 33815.
If you fail to file your answer or
written defenses in the above pro-
ceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a
default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the
Complaint or Petition.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
- (863) 534-4690., within two (2)
working days:pf your receipt of this
notice; if you are,hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 29th day of Decem-
ber, 2004.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
1By /s/ Shirley Deschamps
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 3, T0, 2005-0028





IN .THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA,
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: 'HENRY W. GIBBONS,.
deceasedd,-' .
PROBATE NO.
02CP-1972
NOTICE
TO: ROBERT I. FUJINO
Address Unknown,
Please take notice that there
has been deposited with the un-
dersigned by
BLANCHE L. GIBBONS, PER-
SONAL REPRESENTATIVE
the total sum of
$1,014.13 representing
proportioned interest in
said estate of..the above
named person, which,
funds, if not claimed 'by.
the owner, will upon or
immediately after JULY
22, 2005, be transmitted
to the Comptroller of
Florida in accordance
with Section 733,816,
Florida Statutes, after
deducting costs of the
publication of this with
notice and Clerk's fee.
Richard M. WeIss, Clerk of
the Circuit Court
DATED this 16TH day of De-
cember, 2004, at Bartow,- Polk
County, Florida.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk of the Circuit
Court
By: Marilyn Wise
Deputy Clerk
Dec. 20, 2004, Jan. 3, 2005-
s563


S.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION,
. Plaintiff,
vs.
UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIAR-
IES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN
THE ESTATE OF RACHEL JONES
HUGHES A/K/A RACHEL
HUGHES, DECEASED, ET AL,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2004-CA-3852-DIV 11
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LEOLA HOLMES (
Last Known Residence:
205 West Northside
Drive, Lake Wales, FL
33853)
BETTY MOMENT (Resi-
dence Unknown)
FRANCES CLYDE (Resi-
dence Unknown)
JACKIE HUGHES (Resi-
dence Unknown)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of Mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty:
THAT PART OF THE S
3/4 OF THE W 1/2 OF
THE- NW 1/4 OF THE SW
1/4 OF SECTION 34,
TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTH,
RANGE 27 EAST, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, DE-
SCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGINNING AT A POINT
IN THE WEST BOUNDARY
OF SAID SECTION 34,
130.0 FEET NORTH OF
THE SOUTHWEST CORNER
OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE
SW 1/4 OF SAID SEC-
TION 34; THENCE RUN
NORTH 0 DEGREES 30'
WEST A DISTANCE OF 55
FEET ALONG THE WEST
BOUNDARY OF SAID SEC-
TION 34; THENCE RUN
NORTH 89 DEGREES 30'
EAST A DISTANCE OF
115.0 FEET, THENCE
RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES
30' EAST A DISTANCE
OF 55.0 FEET; THENCE
RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES
30' WEST A DISTANCE
OF 115.0 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING.
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., At-
torney for Plaintiff, whose address
is 1800 NW 49TH STREET,
SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE
SFL 33309 on or before Februart 4.
2005 a date which is within thirty
I (30) days after the first publication
of this Notice in the POLK
COUNTY DEMOCRAT and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Ameri-
cans with Disabilities Act, per-
sons 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 29th day of
December, 2004.
Richard M Weiss
As Clerk of the Court
By /s/ Shirley Deschamps
As Deputy Clerk
(SEAL)
Jan. 3, 10, 200.5-0030

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ALBERT W. BROWN,
Deceased.
File Number
2004CP-2907
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE:
The administration of the estate
of ALBERT W. BROWN, de-
ceased, File Number 2004CP-
2907, 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, FL 33831-9000.
The name and address of the joint
personal representative and of the
joint personal representative's at-
torney are set forth below.
All interested persons aie re-
quired to file with the Court of this
court, WITHIN THREE MONTHS
FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
all claims against the estate in the
form and manner prescribed by
Section 733.703 of the Florida
Statutes and Rule 5.490 of the
Florida Rules of Probate and
Guardianship Procedure.
ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
Date of the first publication of
this Notice: January 3 2005
CHARLOTTE WARNER
Joint Personal Representa-
tive:
115 Ginko Lane
Kathleen, GA 31047
KIM HARRIS
Joint Personal Representa-
tive:
1463 Welcome Road
Roopville, GA 30170,
Adrian Gabaldon
Attorney for the Petitioners
Post Office Box 1303'
Auburndale, Florida 33823
(863) 967-3557
Florida Bar No. 137081
Jan. 3, 10, 2005-0027


tiff's attorney or" immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-
lief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of said Court on the 30th
day of December, 2004.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the foregoing
has been furnished by U.S. mail
to: Larsen & Associates, PA. 55
East pine-Street, Orlando, FL
32801 and Polk County Democrat,
P.O. Box 120, Bartow, FL 33831
dated this 30th day of December,
2004.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Phyllis Pittman
Deputy Clerk
Jan. 3,10, 2005-0033


TORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT
THE COURT APPOINT YOU AN
ATTORNEY POR YOU IF YOU
WANT ONE.
"In accordance with the Ameri-
cans With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the
Children & Families Legal Depart-
ment 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) 1-800v955-871, or Voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service."
RICHARD M. WEISS, CLERK
By Patricia A. Bradley
t)s his Deputy Clerk
..LRK'S SEAL)
Dec.27,2004.Jan. 3,10,17,
2005-5925


or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED this 1Ztb day of De-
cember, 2004.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Court
Polk County, Florida
Certificate of Service
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a
true and correct copy of the
foregoing has been furnished
by U.S. Mail on this 17th of
December, 2004 to: LESLIE S.
WHITE, Post Office Box 3146,
Orlando, FL 32802-3146, At-
torney for Plaintiff; WILLARD
EARL TODD, 1522 Latigo
Trace, Round Rock, TX
78681.
/s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
Polk County, Florida
(SEAL)
Jan. 3,10, 2005-0024


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL
ACTION
DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL
TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUS-
TEE OF AMERIQUEST MORT-
GAGE SECURITIES INC., ASSET
BACKED PASS THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES, SERIES 2004-R1
UNDER THE POOLING AND
SERVICING AGREEMENT
DATED AS OF FEBRUARY 1,
2004 WITHOUT RECOURSE,
Plaintiff
vs.
SALLY KROLL, et al.,
Defendant(s)
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-003640 DIV 11
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Fore-
closure or Order dated December
15 2004, entered in Civil Case
Number 53-2004-CA-003640-DIV
11, in the Circuit Court for POLK
County, Florida, wherein DEUT-
SCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST
COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE OF
AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE SE-
CURITIES INC., ASSET BACKED
PASS THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2004-R1 UN-
DER THE POOLING AND. SERV-
ICING AGREEMENT DATED AS
OF FEBRUARY 1, 2004 WITH-
OUT RECOURSE is the Plaintiff,
and SANDY KROLL, et al., are
the Defendants, I will sell the prop-
erty situated in POLK County,
Florida, described as:
Lots 156, Block E, WELLING-
TON PHASE 1, according to the
plat thereof as recorded in Plat
Book 104, Pages 40 and 41, of the
Public Records of Polk County,
Florida.
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, in the lobby
of the POLK County Courthouse,
East Corridor, First Floor, 255
North Broadway, Bartow, FL
33830 at 9:00 a.m. on the t19
day of January, 2005.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, 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 loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated: December 17 2004
Richard M Weiss
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
By: /s/ Lori Armiio
(Seal)
Jan. 3, 10, 2005-0008






IN THE COUNTY COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
BRIDGEWATER CROSSING
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC., a Florida not-for-profit cor-
poration,
PLAINTIFF,
vs.
ARSHAD MAHMOOD
SHAH AND UNKNOWN
SPOUSE ARSHAD MAH-
MOOD SHAH;
SHEHNAZ KHAN AND
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SHEHNAZ KHAN; UN-
KNOWN TENANTS)
DEFENDANTS.
Case Number
53-2004-CC-004805
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ARSHAD MAHMOOD
SHAH AND UNKNOWN
SPOUSE ARSHAD MAH-
MOOD SHAH
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 22
PERT AVE., KING PARK 'ES-
TATES, BRADFORD,. WEST
YORKS, ENGLAND
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a lien on the
following property In Polk County,
Florida:
Lot 39, Bridgewater Crossing
Phase 2, according to the Plat.
thereof as recorded in Plat Book
107, Pages 48-50, Public Records
of Polk County, Florida, together
with a portion of Lot 38, Bridgewa-
ter Crossing Phase 2, recorded in
Plat Book 107, Pages 48-50, Pub-
lic Records of Polk County, Flor-
ida, being described as follows:
Begin at the most northerly corner
of said lot 38, thence South
8035'14" East 35.16 feet to a
point on the Westerly right of way
line o1 Whittier Street said point
being on a curve having a radius
'l 50 00 Teal and a central angle
jl 010900" thence on a chord .
bearing of south 08 5016 West,
:in I 00 teal along the arc el said
curve to a points thence departing
said r ght ol way line run North
78 57'10 West 35 18 feel to the
Point of Beginning.
nas been lIeea against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any,-to
it .on Richard E. Larsen, Larsen &
Associates, P. A., the plaintiff's at-
torney, whose address is 55 East
.Pine Street, Orlando, FL 32801,
within 30 days from the first publi-
cation of this notice andfile the
original with the clerk of this court
either before service on the plain-


lief demanded in the complaint or
petition.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of said Court on the 30th
day of December, 2004.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true
and correct copy of the foregoing
has been furnished by U.S. mail
to: Larsen & Associates, P.A. 55
East Pine Street, Orlando, FL
32801 and Polk County Democrat,
P.O. Box 120, Bartow, FL 33831
dated this 30th day of December,
2004.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT
BY: /s/ Phyllis Pittman
Deputy Clerk
Jan. 3,10, 2005-0032


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL AS-
SOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR
CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF
EMC MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST,
SERIES 2001-A
PLAINTIFF
VS.
EARNESTINE ROBERTS A/K/A
EARNESTINE N. ROBERTS
A/K/A EARNESTINE N. BLACK-
WELL, IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST EARNESTINE
ROBERTS A/K/A EARNESTINE
N ROBERTS A/K/A EAR-
NESTINE N BLACKWELL; UN-
KNOWN -SPOUSE OF EAR-
NESTINE ROBERTS A/K/A EAR-
NESTINE N. ROBERTS A/K/A
EARNESTINE N. BLACKWELL, IF
ANY; KELLY B. HARDWICK, III;
STATE OF'FLORIDA DEPART-
MENT OF REVENUE; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-04-CA-4068-SEC 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 16 2004 entered in
Civil Case No. 53-04-CA-4068-
SEC 11 of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and, for
POLK County, BARTOW, Florida,
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at THE EAST
CORRIDOR ON THE FIRST
FLOOR at the POLK County
Courthouse located at 255 N
Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Florida,
at 9:00 a.m. on the 19th day of
January 2005 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
LOT 128 PHASE TWO
OF GORDON HEIGHTS,
ACCORDING TO MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 52, PAGE 1, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida. Please note that the main
entrance is located on Church
Street. No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In the event
any temporary change is neces-
sary, the Clerk will post a "Notice
'of Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the tem-
porary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this llZt day of Decem:-
er, 2004.
'RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Jan. 3, 10, 2005-0014




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
IN THE INTEREST OF:
D.B. DOB: 06/28/01
MINOR CHILDREN
SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING ON
PETITION FOR
TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
CASE NO.
JPQ3-316600-ES
THE STATEQOF FLORIDA TO:
TIMOTHY EUGENE
BAXTER
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE HEREBY NO-
TIFIED that a Petition under
oath has been filed in the
above styled Court for the per-
manent commitment of
D.B., a female child born on
06/28/01, to Tonya Hardiman,
the Mother, anr.d Timoth,
Eugene Baxter, the Father, in
Polk County, Florida.
for subsequent adoption and
you are hereby COMMANDEDto
be and appear-before the MAGIS-
TRATE, ROBIN MATIS-JACK-
SON, at 9:00 A.M. on Wednes-
day, the alliday of Febuay.
2005, for this'hearing at POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
COURTROOM- Juvenile Divi-
sIon Hearing Room- 1st Floor,
255 N. Broadway, BARTOW,
FLORIDA.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR
IN PERSON WILL BE TREATED
AS A CONSENT TO THE TERMI-
NATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILDREN)
AS NAMED IN THE PETITION
FOR TERMINATION OF PAREN-
TAL RIGHTS.
YOU HAVE .THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN AT-


ties who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate 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 heating
or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Re-
lay Services 711.
Dated the Mt day of Decem-
be, ZQQ4.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
ByD
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 3, 10, 2005-0021
----------


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
Mortgage Electronic Registra-
tion Systems, Inc.,
PLAINTIFF.
vs.
Timothy W. Braddy, et al.,
DEFENDANTS.
No.
53 04-CA-4433 DIV 04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to that Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated De-
cember 17. 2004, and entered
in civil case number 53 04-CA-
4433 DIV 04, of the Circuit
Court of the 10th Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein MORTGAGE
ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION
SYSTEMS, INC., is Plaintiff and
Timothy W. Braddy; Polk
County, a political subdivision
of the State of Florida; Michael
D. Wells; State of Florida, De-
partment of Legal Affairs,
is/are Defendant(s), I will sell
to the highest and best bidder
for cash in the East Corridor,
First Floor, 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Polk County
Courthouse, Bartow, Florida, at
9:00 am on the 21 _tLday of
January 2005. the following
described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOTS 347, 348, AND 349,
INWOOD UNIT #2, ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8,
PAGE 50, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
NOTE: Pursuant to the
Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act you are
advised that this law
firm is deemed to be a
debt collector attempt-
ing to collect a debt and
any information ob-
tained will be used for
that purpose.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida; Please note that
the main entrance is located on
Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary
change of location is neces-
sary, the Clerk shall post a "No-
tice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to
the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate 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 hearing
or voice impaired, call TDD
(p63) 534-7777 or Florida Re-
lay Services 711.
Dated the 21st day of Decem-
ber, gZO4..
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Court
By /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 3, 10, 2005-0003







IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
VANDERBILT MORTGAGE AND
FINANCE, INC.
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLARD EARL TODD,
Defendant.
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-2899, SEC 11
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that on January 19 2005 ats2QM0
ap m. at the Polk County Court-
house, 255 N. Broadway Ave.,
Bartow, FL, the undersigned Clerk
will offer for sale the following de-
scribed real property:
Lot 60, of TIGER
CREEK GROVES, ac-
cording to the plat
thereof as recorded
in Plat Book 75, Page
37, Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
TOGETHER WITH that
certain 2002 Oak-
wood Mobile Home
ID# HOGA20K03602.
The aforesaid sale will be
made pursuant to a Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure entered in
Civil No. 53-2004-CA-2899;
SEC 11 now pending in the Cir-
cuit Court of the Tenth Judicial
Circuit in and for POLK County,
Florida.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor, first
floor, of the Polk County Court-
house. located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida. Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street.
No entry is possible ,from Broad-
way Avenue. In the event any
temporary change is necessary,
the Clerk will post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location di-
recting the bidders, to the tempo-
rary sale location.
If you are a person with disabili-
ties who needs any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two .(2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS
NOMINEE FOR HOME SERV-
ICING CORPORATION,
I Plaintiff,
vs.
ALTHEA MULLINGS, et al,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-004035-0000-SEC04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 3rd day of
December, 2004, and entered in
Case No. 53-2004-CA-004035-
0000-SECO4, of the Circuit Court
of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida, wherein
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS
NOMINEE FOR HOMEQ SERV-
ICING CORPORATION, is the
Plaintiff and ALTHEA MULLINGS;
"KENNETH 0. WOODHOUSE;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AL-
THEA MULLINGS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF KENNETH 0.
WOODHOUSE; JOHN DOE;
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the EAST
END OF THE EAST CORRIDOR,
1ST FLOOR, POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 255 N BROAD-
WAY, BARTOW, FLORIDA (EN-
TRY ON CHURCH STREET), at
the Polk County Courthouse, in
BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 18th day of January. 2005, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 25, PARADISE WOODS
PHASE 2, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
116, PAGES 29 AND 30, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, 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 loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 8th day of Decem-
bar, 2004.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ LoriArmlio
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 3, 10, 2005-0019



IN THE COUNTY COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
BRIDGEWATER CROSSING
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC., a Florida not-for-profit cor-
poration,
PLAINTIFF,
vs.
ARSHAD MAHMOOD
SHAH AND UNKNOWN
SPOUSE ARSHAD MAH-
MOOD SHAH;
SHEHNAZ KHAN AND
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SHEHNAZ KHAN; UN-
KNOWN TENANTS)
DEFENDANTS.
Case Number
53-2004-CC-004805
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: SHEHNAZ KHAN
AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF SHEHNAZ
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 22
PERT AVE., KING PARK ES-
TATES, BRADFORD, WEST
YORKS, ENGLAND
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a lien on the
following property in Polk County,
Florida:
Lot 39, Bridgewater Crossing
Phase 2, according to the Plat
thereof as recorded in Plat Book
107, Pages 48-50, Public Records
of Polk County, Florida, together
with a portion of Lot 38, Bridgewa-
ter Crossing Phase 2, recorded in
Plat Book 107, Pages 48-50, Pub-
lic Records of Polk County, Flor-
ida, being described as follows:
Begin at the most northerly corner
of said lot 38, thence South
80'35'14" East 35.16 feet to a
point on the Westerly right of way
line of Whittier Street said point
being on a curve having a radius
of 50.00 feet and a central angle
of 01"09'00" thence on a chord
bearing of south 08'50'16' West,
run 1.00 feet along the arc of said
curve to a point thence departing
said right of way line run North
785710" West 35.18 feet to the
Point of Beginning.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on Richard E. Larsen, Larsen &
Associates, P. A., the plaintiff's at-
torney, whose address is 55 East
Pine Street, Orlando, FL 32801.
within 30 days from the first publi-
cation of this notice and file the

original with the clerk of this court
either before service on the plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the re-


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVi-
SION
CHASE MANHATTAN MOR,
GAGE CORPORATION,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM KLEINHANZL, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-003815-0000-00
Sec 04
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated December 3,
2004, and entered in CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-003815-0000-00 Sec
04, of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for
POLK County, Florida, wherein
CHASE MANHATTAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION, is Plaintiff
and WILLIAM KLEINHANZL, et
al., are Defendants, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash in the East Corridor, First
Floor, Polk County Courthouse,
255 North Broadway, Bartow, in
Bartow, POLK County, Florida,
9:00 AM o'clock on the 19th day of
January 2005, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 36, COUNTRY TRAILS
PHASE FOUR UNIT 2, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 90, PAGE 22,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA. TO-
GETHER WITH A-2003 SUM-
MERHILL DOUBLEWIDE MO-
BILE HOME (ID#
C1610181RA/TITLE#
89028339 AND ID#
C1610181RBITITLE#
89028287).
a/k/a 4317 Coyote Trail, Polk
City, Florida 33868.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, 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 loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED this at1 day of De-
.cmber, 2004.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/Felicia Borders
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 3,10, 2005-0018



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
Mortgage Electronic Registra-
tion Systems, Inc.,
PLAINTIFF.
vs.
Lisa E. Lowery, et al.,
DEFENDANTS.
No.
2004-CA-4070-4
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
Notice is hereby given that,
pursuant to that Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated De-
cember 3, 2004, and entered
in civil case number 2004-CA-
4070-4, of the Circuit Court of
the 10th Judicial Circuit in and
for Polk County, Florida,
wherein MORTGAGE ELEC-
TRONIC REGISTRATION SYS-
TEMS, INC., is Plaintiff and Lisa
E. Lowery; Polk County, a politi-
cal subdivision of the State of
Florida, is/are Defendant(s), I
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash in the East Cor-
ridor, First Floor, 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Polk County
Courthouse, Bartow, Florida, at
9:00 am on the 1i8th ay of
January 2005. the following
described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 6, TWIN PINES PHASE
II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 96, PAGE 1 6,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO-
GETHER WITH A MOBILE
HOME, VIN#
GMHGA4329717527A AND
VIN#2
GMHGA4329717527B.
NOTE: Pursuant to the
Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act you are
advised that this law
firm is deemed to be a
debt collector attempt-
ing to collect a debt and
any information ob-
tained will be used for
that purpose.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrahce is located on
Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary
change of location is neces-
sary, the Clerk shall post a "No-
tice of Change" at the sale lo-.
cation directing the bidders to
the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabili-


(Seal)
Jan. 3, 10, 2005-0009






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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
I"OYAL RIDGE HOMEOWNERS
ASSOCIATION, INC., a Ilorida
nol-for-profit corporation,
Plaintiff,
vs.
CARLOS SALDANA and DAMA-
RIS SALDANA,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
2004-CC-00-2311
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to the Final Judg-
ment in Foreclosure entered on
the 21st day of December, 2004,
in Civil Action No. 2004-CC-00-
2311 of the County Court of the
Tenth Judicial Circuit, in and for
Polk County, Florida, in which, are
the Defendants, CARLOS
SALDANA and DAMARIS
SALDANA, and ROYAL RIDGE
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC, is the Plaintiff, I will sell to the
highest bidder for cash at the Polk
, County Courthouse, 255 N. Broad-
way, Bartow, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on the 28th day of January, 2005,
the following described real prop-
erty set forth in the Final Judg-
ment:
Lot 73, Royal Ridge Phase
One, according to the plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 103,
Page 49, of the Public Records of
Polk County, Florida.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor, first
floor, of the Polk County Court-
house located at 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Florida.
Please note that the main en-
trance is located on Church Street.
No entry is possible from Broad-
way Avenue. In the event any tem-
porary change is necessary, the
Clerk will post a "Notice of
Change" at the sale location di-
recting the bidders to the tempo-
rary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice of hearing; if you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call TDC
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay
Service (800) 955-8770.
Dated this 22nd day of Deceri
kbe. 2004.
RICHARD M. WEISS
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: /s/Judy A. McCauley
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 3, 10, 2005-0005





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
CIVIL ACTION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
acting through the United States
Department of Agriculture, Rural
Development, f/k/a Farmers Home
Administration,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WILLIAM R. LONG and
BRENDA K. LONG, Husband
and Wife; NORWEST FINANCIAL
FLORIDA, INC., a Florida corpora-
tion; HARTFORD INSURANCE
COMPANY, f/k/a HARTFORD IN-
SURANCE COMPANY; WILLIAM
SCOTT; and POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
1999-CA-2985, Section 8
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure entered
on December 15, 2004, by the
above entitled Court in the above
styled cause, the undersigned
Clerk of Court or any of his duly
authorized deputies, will sell the
property situate in POLK County,
Florida, described as:
Lot 58, GREENWOOD ES-
TATES, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat
Book 89, page 29, Public Re-
cords of Polk County, Flor-

ida.
at public outcry to the highest and
best bidder for cash on January
19.2005, at 9:00 A.M. East En-
trance of the East Corridor, First
Floor, Polk County Courthouse,
255 North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida, subject to all ad valo-
rem taxes and assessments for
the real property described above.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, Barlow, 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 loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED on December 20th,
2004.
RICHARD M. WEISS .
Clerk of Circuit Court
Post Office Box 9000, Drawer
CC-2
Bartow, FL 33831-9000
BY: /s/Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk








10 The Polk County Democrat January 3, 2005


I


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER TO
WELLS FARGO HOME MORT-
GAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff
vs.
DANNY W. DRIGGERS, et al.,
Defendants
CASE NO:
53-2004-CA-4000
DIVISION 11
NOTICF OF FORECL OSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated De-
cember 14, 2004 and entered in
Case NO: 53-2004-CA-4000 of the
Circuit Court of the TENTH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for POLK
County, Florida wherein WELLS
FARGO BANK, NA SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO
HOME MORTGAGE, INC., Is the
Plaintiff and DANNY W. DRIG-
GERS; VERNITA DRIGGERS;
EQUITY ONE, INC.; are the De-
fendants, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at IN THE
EAST END OF TiE EAST COR-
RIDOR FIRST FLOOR, POLK
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 255
NORTH BROADWAY, BARTOW,
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MAIN
ENTRANCE IS LOCATED ON
CHURCH STREET. NO ENTRY
IS POSSIBLE FROM BROAD-
WAY AVENUE. IN THE EVENT
ANY TEMPORARY CHANGE OF
LOCATION IS NECESSARY, THE
CLERK SHALL POST A "NOTICE
OF CHANGE" AT THE SALE LO-
CATION DIRECTING THE BID-
DERS TO THE TEMPORARY
SALE LOCATION. at 9:00 AM, on
the 1lth day of January 2005. the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment:
LOT 15, LAKE HOLLOWAY
HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 42,
PAGE 43, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 2326 CROSBY
STREET, LAKELAND, FL
33801
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, 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 '
Noiice ol Change" at the sale loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED this It=h day of De-
cember. 2004.
Richard M. Weiss
Clerk Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
SDeputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 3, 10, 2005-0016
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
STATE OF FLORIDA
JOE L SAUNDERS,,
Plaintiff,
Svs.
JUAN R. MALDONADO and
ELIZABETH BAEZ,
Defendant.
CASE NO.
53-2004CA-002957
SECTION 11
'NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure entered In the above-
entitled cause in the Circuit Court
of Polk County, Florida, I will sell
the property situate in Polk
County, Florida, described as:
Lot 10, HATCHWOOD ES-
TATES, according to the map
or plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 109, Pages 46 and 47,
public records of Polk County,
Florida.
at public sale, held at 9:00 AM on
January 19. 2005 to the highest
and best bidder for cash, at the
East Corridor First Floor Polk
County Courthouse 255 North
Broadway. Polk County in Bartow
Florida.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255
North Broadway Avenue, Bar-
tow, Florida. Please note that
the main entrance is located on
Church Street. No entry is pos-
sible from Broadway Avenue. In
the event any temporary
change of location is neces-
sary, the Clerk shall post a "No-
tice of Change" at the sale lo-
cation directing the bidders to
the temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED this 20thday of aDecaI-
ber. 2004.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of Circuit Courts
By: Ls/Eelici Forde rs
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 3,10, 2005.0011


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVI-
SION
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. AS
TRUSTEE (BAYVIEW),
Plaintiff,
vs.
RUSSELL D. GILFORD, et al.,
Defendant (s).
CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-002455-0000-00
Sec 11
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated December 15,
2004, and entered in CASE NO.
53-2004-CA-002455-0000-00 Sec
11, of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for
POLK County, Florida, wherein
WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. AS
TRUSTEE (BAYVIEW), is Plaintiff
and RUSSELL D. GILFORD, et al.,
are Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash in
the East Corridor, First Floor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway, Bartow, in Bartow,
POLK County, Florida, 9:00 AM
o'clock on the j1th day of Janu-
ary, 2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 13 IN BLOCK G OF
SUNSET TERRACE, AC-
CORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 45,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY, FLOR-
IDA.
a/k/a 514 Pinewood Avenue,
Lakeland, Florida 33815.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, 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 loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
Snotice; it you're hearing orvoice
impaired,,call TDD (863) 534-7777
orFlorida Relay ServIces 711.
' DATED this 20m day of De-
cember, 2004.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of said Court
By /s/Felicia Borders.
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal),
Jan. 3,10, 2005-0010



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
HOPE M. BATES,
Plaintiff
vs. .
PATRICK GWYNN, TAMMY
GWYNN, ETAL.,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2003-CA-05365-0000-00
SECTION 11,
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursu-
ant to the Amended Order or Final
Judgment scheduling Public Sale
entered in this cause, in the Circuit
Court of Polk County, Florida, that
I will sell the property situated in
Polk County, Florida described as:
Lot 37, of Deer Trails North,
according to plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 92,
Page 9, of the Public Re-
cords of Polk County, Flor-
ida.
TOGEThER WITH a 1994
Cres Mobile Home .I.D.#
146M8639A, Title# 67263195
and I.D.#146M8639B Title#
67263194
at public sale, to the highest
and best bidder, for cash, at
the Polk County -Courthouse,
255 N. Broadway, Bartow, Polk
County, Florida will be held at
9:00 o'clock, A.M., on January
18.200.5,1
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, 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 loca-
tion directing the bidders to" the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order 'to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assis-
tance. Please contact"the Of-
fice of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two
(2) working days of your re-
ceipt of this notice; if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call
(TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 711.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk '
(Seal)
Jan. 3,10, 2005-0004




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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY
LOAN TRUST SERIES 2003-3
ASSET BACKED PASS-
THROUGH CERTIFICATE,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHAWNA RICHARDSON, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.:
53-2004-CA-2857
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 13th day of
December, 2004, and entered in
Case No. 53-2004-CA-2857, of
the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein NEW CENTURY
HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST
SERIES 2003-3 ASSET BACKED
PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATE,
is the Plaintiff and SHAWNA
RICHARDSON; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SHAWNA RICH-
ARDSON; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY are defen-
dants. I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the EAST
END OF THE EAST CORRIDOR,
1ST FLOOR, POLK COUNTY
COURTHOUSE, 255 N BROAD-
WAY, BARTOW, FLORIDA (EN-
TRY ON CHURCH STREET), at
the Polk County Courthouse, in
BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 18th day of Januay. 2005, the
following described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOTS 48, 49 & 50, SCENIC
HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
22, PAGE 21, OF THE PUB-
LIC RECORDS OF POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, 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 loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate.in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 13th day of Decem-
bar, 2004.
RICHARD M WEISS
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lod Armnnilo
Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan.,3,10, 2005-0023



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JAYNE LABIANCO,
Plaintiff,
VS
BRIAN KEITH CAVENAR, LISA
MARIE CAVENAR, CHRISTO-
PHER CAVENAR, AND KARl
CAVENAR, Jointly and sever-
ally,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2004-CA-003913-0000-00
SECTION: 08
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment entered in the above
entitled cause of action in the
County Court of Polk County, Flor-
ida, I will sell the property situated
in Polk County, Florida described
as:
Lot, 71, Thousand Oak Chase
Phase 2 according to the plat
thereof as recorded in Plat
Book .104, Pages 20 & 22,
Public Records of Polk
County, Florida. Polk County
Parcel ID# 272602-701002-
000710
a/k/a 120 Oak Chase Place,
Davenport, Florida.
at a public sale, to the highest and
best. bidder for cash, in the Polk
County Courthouse, 255 North
Broadway, Bartow, Florida 33830
9:00 a.m. on the 121t day of Janu-
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, .Barlow, 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 loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call (TDD) (863) 534-
7777, or Florida Relay Service
711.
RICHARD WEISS
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
fY': I:;/ lei.\Armijg_
A. l)el.uly Clerk
((I; ul ::;t)ul)
Jan. 3, 10, 2005 0007 .


GANZY, IF ANY; DARLENE
GANZY, IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST DARLENE GANZY;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAR-
LENE GANZY, IF ANY; JAMES
GANZY, JR., IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST JAMES GANZY, JR.;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JAMES
GANZY, JR., IF ANY; TAMIKA


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
CIVIL DIVISION
THE BANK OF NEW YORK
TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOL-
ING AND SERVICING AGREE-
MENT, SERIES 2000-B,
Plaintiff,
vs.
IVEL CANTWELL, et al.,
Defendants.
CASE NO.
532003-CA-0630
RE-NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order or Summary
Final Judgment of foreclosure
dated December 19. 2003, and an
Order Resetting Sale dated De-
cember 14, 2004, and entered in
Case No. 532003-CA-0630 of the
Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial
Circuit in and for Polk County,
Florida, wherein THE BANK OF
NEW YORK TRUSTEE UNDER
THE POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT, SERIES 2000-B is
Plaintiff and IVEL CANTWELL;
IRONWOOD HOMES OF HO-
MOSASSA, INC. D/B/A WAYNE
FRIER HOME CENTER OF
LAKELAND A/K/A WAYNE FRIER
HOMES OF LAKELAND, UN-
KNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UN-
KNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST A NAMED DE-
FENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR
HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE
ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTER-
EST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN
DESCRIBED are Defendant, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the East end of the
East corridor, first floor, Polk
County Courthouse, 255 N. Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Florida at
Polk County, Florida, at 9:00 a.m.
on the 1891 day of January, 2005,
the following described property
as set forth in said Order or Final
Judgment, to wit:
COMMENCE AT THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF THE
WEST 1/2 OF SECTION 19,
TOWNSHIP 29 SOUTH,
RANGE 23 EAST, POLK
COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN
THENCE ON A BEARING OF
NORTH ALONG THE EAST
BOUNDARY THEREOF
3407.17 FEET; RUN
THENCE ON A BEARING OF
WEST 2077.89 FEET TO
THE CENTERLINE OF CORO-
NET ROAD; RUN THENCE
NORTH 27 DEGREES 44'40"
WEST ALONG CENTERLINE
1267.74 FEET TO THE
WEST BOUNDARY OF SEC-
TION 19; RUN THENCE
NORTH 00 DEGREES 01'10"
EAST ALONG SAID WEST
BOUNDARY 413.15 FEET
TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; CONTINUE THENCE
NORTH 00 DEGREES 01 '10"
EAST 106.00 FEET; RUN
THENCE ON A BEARING OF
EAST 499.81 FEET; RUN
THENCE ON A BEARING OF
SOUTH 106.00 FEET; RUN
THENCE ON A BEARING OF
WEST 499.85 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS
RIGHT OF WAY FOR COUNTY
LINE ROAD, BEING TRACT
"K" OF UNRECORDED COUN-
TRY CORNERS.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
0ated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, 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 loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
DATED at Bartow, Florida,
on December 20. 2004.
RICHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk, Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lon Armijo
As Deputy Clerk
(Seal)
Jan. 3,10, 2005-0006


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION
PLAINTIFF
VS.
SHEILA GANZY, IF LIVING, AND
IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST SHEILA GANZY; UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF SHEILA
GANZY, IF ANY; LEROY GANZY
IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENOR, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST LEROY
GANZY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
LEROY GANZY, IF ANY; GAIL
GANZY IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENOR, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES .AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST GAIL GANZY;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GAIL


of Change" at the sale location
directing the bidders to the tem-
porary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance..Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TOD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 6th day of Decem:
Dar, 2004.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Lori Armijo
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURI SEAL)
Jan. 3, 10, 2005-0020


ROSALEE GANZY, IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST TAMIKA ROSALEE
GANZY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
TAMIKA ROSALEE GANZY, IF
ANY; WELLS FARGO BANK,
N.A.; W.S. BADCOCK CORPO-
RATION; JOHN DOE AND JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS
IN POSSESSION.
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53 2004 CA 003284 SEC 08
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
November 16, 2004 entered in
Civil Case No. 53 2004 CA
003284 SEC. 08 of the Circuit
Court of the. 10TH Judicial Circuit
in and for POLK County, Bartow,
Florida, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at THE
EAST CORRIDOR ON THE
FIRST FLOOR at the POLK
County Courthouse located at 255
NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE in
BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 20th day of January, 2005 the
following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
LOT 27, OF BUCKEYE
HILLS, AS SHOWN BY MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the eastcorridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, 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 loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 17th day of Novem-
ber, 2004.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Jan. 3, 10, 2005-0001



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE 10th JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REG-
ISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.., AS
NOMINEE FOR GMAC MORT-
GAGE CORPORATION
PLAINTIFF
VS.
JAMES 0. THORPE, IF LIVING,
AND IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER O.R
AGAINST JAMES 0. THORPE;
LISA E. THORPE IF LIVING, AND
IF DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES
AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST LISA E. THORPE;
JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POS-
SESSION
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53-2004-CA-4079-WH-SEC.7
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
December 3, 2004 entered in Civil
Case No. 53-2004-CA-4079-WH-
SEC.7 of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
POLK County, BARTOW, Florida,
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at THE EAST
CORRIDOR ON THE FIRST
FLOOR at the POLK County
Courthouse located at 255 N
Broadway Ave. in Bartow, Florida,
at 9:00 a m. on the 18th day of
January 2005 the following de-
scribed property as set forth in
said Summary Final Judgment, to-
wit:
THE WEST 55 FEET OF
LOT 1, THE WEST 55
FEET OF LOT 2 AND
THE NORTH 30 FEET
OF THE WEST 55 FEET
OF LOT 3, BLOCK 3,
TUXEDO PARK SUBDI-
VISION, ACCORDING
TO PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 8, PAGE 19, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
All sales are to be held at the
east end of the east corridor,
first floor, of the Polk County
Courthouse located at 255 North
Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Flor-
ida. Please noie that the main
entrance is located on Church
Street No entry is possible from
Broadway Avenue. In Ihe event
any temporary change is neces-
sary, the Clerk will post a "Notice


tion for Adoption. Your failure
to respond by the date last
above mentioned shall consti-
tute consent to the relief
sought in the Petition.
RIQHARD M. WEISS
As Clerk of Said Court
By: /s/ Angelica Herrera
As Deputy Clerk
(Court Seal)
Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 2005-0025




Don't be a
"Poor
Richard."
Se!! it in
The Leader. i3. .
285-8625.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDIC-
TION DIVISION
BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION
PLAINTIFF
VS.
CARLOS E. COSTALES, IF LIV-
ING, AND IF DEAD, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVI-
SEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST CARLOS E.
COSTALES; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CARLOS E.
COSTALES, IF ANY; CARMEN I.
CRUZ IF LIVING, AND IF DEAD,
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES, LIENOR, CREDI-
TORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN.
INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST CARMEN I.
CRUZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
CARMEN I CRUZ, IF ANY; NILSA
COSTALES IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES,
LIENOR, CREDITORS, TRUS-
TEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST NILSA COSTALES;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NILSA
COSTALES, IF ANY; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JOSE D. SANTI-
AGO; DEER RUN ESTATES
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION,
INC., A DISSOLVED FLORIDA
CORPORATION; JOHN DOE
AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION.
DEFENDANTS)
CASE NO:
53 2002 CA 3753 SEC 11
RE-NOTICE OF FORECLO-
SURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to an Order Granting to
the Motion to Reset Foreclosure
Sale dated December 15, 2004
entered in Civil Case No. 53 2002
CAY 3753 SEC. 11 of the Circuit
Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit
in and for POLK County, Bartow,
Florida, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash at THE
EAST CORRIDOR ON THE
FIRST FLOOR at the POLK
County Courthouse located at 255
NORTH BROADWAY AVENUE in
BARTOW, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. on
the 19th day of January, 2005 the
following described property as set
forth in said Summary Final Judg-
ment, to-wit:
LOT 103, DEER RUN ES-
TATES, PHASE I, ACCORD-
ING TO THE OFFICIAL PLAT
THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 83, PAGES
26, 26 & 27, PUBLIC RE-
CORDS OF POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH
A 1987 FLEETCRAFT HS
DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE
HOME SERIAL NUMBERS #
LFLGH2AH143209211 &
LFLGH2BH143209211.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, 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 loca-
tion directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are, a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 17th day of Decem-
ber, 2004.
RICHARD M. WEISS
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: /s/ Felicia Borders
Deputy Clerk
(CIRCUIT COURT SEAL)
Jan. 3,10, 2005 -0013




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR POLK
COUNTY
IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOP-
TION OF
AMBER DANIELLE SMITH
CASE NO.:
04 DR-011542
NOTICE OF ADOPTION PRO-
CEEDINGS
TO: MICHELLE ELLIS
5137 N Scenic Highway
Lot 70
Lake Wales, Florida
33898,
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Petition for Adoption of
a minor child born on the 13th
day of December, 1993,
has filed in the Circuit Court of
Polk County, Florida. You are
required to serve written de-
fenses, if any, to the petition
on JAMES T. JOINER, Attorney
for the adopting grandparent,
whose address is Post Of-
fice Drawer 230, Winter
Haven, Florida 33882-
0230, by or before February
11, 2005 and to file the origi-
nal of said written defenses
with the Clerk of the Circuit
Court in and for Polk County ei-
ther before service on said at-
, torney or immediately thereaf-
ter, and upon failure to do so,
judgment may be entered for
the relief requested in the Peti-


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR POLK COUNTY,
FLORIDA
LASALLE NATIONAL BANK, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFI-
CATE HOLDERS OF THE MORT-
GAGE PASS-THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES 1997-R3,
Plaintiff,
vs.
WALTER W. FULGHUM, JR.;
CONNIE A. FULGHUM,
Defendants.
CASE NO:
53-2004CA-3322 (7)
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated November
17, 2004, and entered in Case
No. 53-2004CA-3322 (7) of the
Circuit Court of the 10th Judi-
cial Circuit in and for Polk
County, Florida wherein LA-
SALLE NATIONAL BANK, AS
TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFI-
CATE HOLDERS OF THE MORT-
GAGE PASS-THROUGH CER-
TIFICATES 1997-R3 is Plaintiff
and WALTER W. FULGHUM, JR.
and CONNIE A. FULGHUM; are
the Defendants, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for
cash on the first floor of the
Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 N. Broadway Bar-
tow, FL 33831 at 9:00 am on
the 1gth day of January, 2005,
the following described prop-
erty Polk County, Florida:
THE NORTH 104.35 FEET OF
THE WEST 417.42 FEET OF
THE SOUTH 1147.77 FEET
OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE NW
1/4 OF SECTION 3, TOWN-
SHIP 28 SOUTH, RANGE 23
EAST, LESS THE WEST 40
FEET THEREOF FOR ROAD
RIGHT OF WAY.
LESS AND EXCEPT the fol-
lowing tract by Warranty Deed
to Polk County recorded April
18, 1997 in OR Book 3827,
Page 1141;
That Part of:
THE NORTH 104.35 FEET OF
THE WEST 417.42 FEET OF
THE SOUTH 1147.77 FEET
OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE NW
1/4 OF SECTION 3, TOWN-
SHIP 28 SOUTH, RANGE 23
EAST, LESS THE WEST 40
FEET THEREOF FOR ROAD
RIGHT OF WAY.
Lying within the following
metes and bounds description:
Commence at the SW corner
of the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4
for Section 3, Township 28
South, Range 23 East, Polk
County, Florida, and run N
0029'49" W, along the West
line of said SW 1/4 of the NW
1/4 for Section 3, a distance of
1043.43 feet; thence leaving
said West line, run N
89"46'41"E, a. distance of
40.00 feet to the existing right-
of-way line of Galloway Road
(C.R. 542A) as recorded in Of-
ficial Records Book 586, Page
585 of the Public Records of
Polk County, Florida, said
point also being the Point of
Beginning; thence N 0029'49"
W along said right-of-way line,
a distance of 104.35 feet;
thence leaving said right-of-
way line, run N 8946'41 "E, a
distance of 25.00 feet; thence
S 0029'49" E, a distance of .
104.35 feet; thence ;.S
8946'41" W, a distance of
25.00 feet to the Point of Be-
ginning.
Said tract or parcel contains
2603 square feet, more or
less.
Parent parcel contains 0.904
acre, more or less.
Subject to a field survey.
All sales are to be held at the east
end of the east corridor, first floor,
of the Polk County Courthouse lo-
cated at 255 North Broadway Ave-
nue, 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 lo-
cation directing the bidders to the
temporary sale location.
If you are a person with disabilities
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to you, to the provision of cer-
tain assistance. Please contact the
Office of the Court Administrator,
(863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
notice; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777
or Florida Relay Services 711.
Dated this 1 5th day of Decem-
ber, 2004.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: /s/ Lori Armiio
DEPUTY CLERK
(SEAL)
Jan. 3, 10,2005-0017


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FOR SALE
1993 BUICK Skylark, 56,831
miles, clean, power door
locks, air, am/fm stereo
$3,000. Call 533-3958.
'97 FORD Ranger, 6 cylinder,
automatic, AC, grey, extended
cab. $3900. Call 533-7627.
1994 GMC Club Cab, excel-
lent mechanical condition.
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pickup. Asking $2,000. 289-
2696.
2003 VW New Beetle conver-
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warranty. Asking payoff. (Or-
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8995.
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4x4' 5-speed, AC, $7500,
OBO. 534-3206.

CHILD CARE
WILL KEEP your child in my
home, evenings, nights and
weekends. References. Prefer
10 and under. Will provide
snacks and meals. 533-5760"
or 712-5182.

SERVICES
WALTZ'S LAWN AND
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Residential, commercial,
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863-712-1655
863-533-5760.
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AIRBORNE TREE SERVICE
Complete tree service availa-
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Free Estimates. Senior and
Military discounts. 863-370-
0221.

BASS LAWN CARE
Free estimates given..
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Call 533-2244.
Licensed and Insured.
BIG JOSH TREE SERVICE
Remove trees, stumps, lot
cleaning. Have bucket truck,
back hoe. Insured, licensed,
free estimates. 863-285-7595.

CALVIN'S HAULING INC.
Topsoil, concrete wash, fill
dirt, also leveling with a trac-
tor. Call 533-1852 leave mes-
sage if no answer.
HANDYMAN SERVICES
All types repairs, cleaning,
painting. Commercial, resi-
dential, licensed and insured.
863-409-8695.
JT PAINTING and Pressure
Cleaning. Interior, exterior,
and all types of small repairs.
Free estimates. 1-888-689-
8188.
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Commercial, Residential,
293-4539 or 581-4892.
PHOTOGRAPHY. WE do
weddings and morel Call
Creech Photography at 533-
5676.
PORTRAIT AND wedding
photography. Children, fami-
lies, pets, in-home sittings.
Jack Littlefield, Photographic
Memories. 533-9064.
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all types. Immediate, free esti-
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534-1239.
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flat roof. 863-534-1239.
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Apartments, Residential,
Commercial.
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MECHANIC Bowling Green
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NEEDED PART time caution
flaggers for local motor cross
track. Saturday and Sunday
from 8:30-4:15. Call 224-
0238.
NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING
salesperson. We have an im-
mediate opening in an estab-
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OAKS MIDDLE Academy has
a position available for a fi-
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to 863-533-9511.
THE OAKS School has an
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WELDERS WANTED!
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We offer competitive wages
including Group Life &
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& Holidays, and Profit Shar-
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Department
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DBA: Eager Beaver Trailers
14893 Highway 27
Lake Wales, FL. 33853
Phone: (863)638-1421
x 223
Fax: (863) 638-3705.


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IDENTITY THEFT, our na-
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crime. There is a solution. Call
for details. Cecilia Lewis, 863-
537-4608.
WANTED
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The Polk County Democrat


January 3, 2005


News





Number Three Team In Nation

Hands Mocs First Loss of Season


By RUSTIN DWYER
Staff Writer

Florida Southern's unde-
feated basketball season was
put to the test on Thursday
against the nation's number
three ranked team, Metro
State.
Despite erasing a 17-point
deficit in the first half, Head
Coach 'Tony Longa said the
Moccasins got "sped up" in the
final minutes to fall 74-63 to
the Roadrunners (11-0) in the
final game of the Ledger Holi-
day Classic at Jenkins Field
House.
The Mocs (10-1) were at a
disadvantage from the onset as
they were without starting
freshman Dominic Girod, who
suffered an injury in the previ-
ous game and was unable to
play.
"I thought our guys ad-
justed to not having (Girod) to-
night, and really competed,"
Longa said. "Our guys really
played hard. We didn't play
smart, but we competed."
Turnovers were the differ-
ence down the stretch for Flor-
ida Southern as the Mocs com-
mitted 23 turnovers (14 in the
second half), leading to 28
Metro State points. Mean-
while, the Roadrunners only
turned the ball over six times


each half.
"That was the difference,
just our inability to take care
of the basketball," Longa said.
Allen Gilberry's off-balance,
circus lay-up and ensuing free
throw tied the game at 48-48
with 12 minutes to play. The
Mocs would get the score
within one twice, but at the
five minutes mark, Metro State
went on a 10-0 run to put the
game out of reach.
The Roadrunners closed the
game with 10 consecutive free
throw attempts.
Metro State was led by
guard Keith Borgan, whose 4-6
shooting behind the arc con-
tributing to a carrer-high 23
points. Even more deadly was
6'9" center Ben Ortner, who
scored 12 of his 20 points in
the second half. The game was
the fifth time this season Ort-
ner has hit thee 20 point mark.
"There's some guys (in the
Sunshine State Conference)
that are good centers, but (
Ortner is) really good," Longa
said.
Despite the late stumble,
Longa said his team showed
him something special by not
laying down.
"We showed a lot of guts,"
Longa said. "Coming back from
16 down, we'll get a lot of mile-
age out of that."


Leading the charge for the
Mocs was senior point guard
Ellery Boykin, who just one
night after setting a career-
high for scoring (23), put up 21
points.
Despite the recent scoring
flurry, Longa said he wants
forward Kenny Ebanyat to get
the ball more and hopefully
lead the team in scoring.
"(Ellery is) a situational
scorer," Longa said. "He'll
make plays when he needs to."
After losing Girod for an un-
known amount of time, Longa
said he was pleased to see his
freshman, Braxton Williams,
picking up his play. Williams
lead the team in scoring at the
beginning, of the season and
was playing in just his third
game back from an ankle in-
jury.
Williams gave the Mocs a
much needed lift with nine
points and two assists in 27
minutes on the court.
The Mocs are now entering
into Sunshine State Confer-
ence play and will open up on
.the road against Lynn Univer-
sity. The game will be,
Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 7:30
p.m. in Boca Raton.
"Lynn's the best team in the
league, I think," Longa said. "
It's going to be a great chal-
lenge for us."


Final Bowl Games, BCS Provide Another

Year of National Championship Controversy


By RUSTIN DWYER
Staff Writer

After a slew of great games,
the 2004 Bowl Championship
Series has come down to the fi-
nal two bowl games. The
Sugar Bowl in New Orleans
and the Orange Bowl in Mi-
ami.
Like last year, the final two
bowl games may or may not de-
cide a definitive national cham-
pion, but still could provide a
couple of interesting match ups
to watch.
But before -we look at those
games, lets look at last week's'
predictions. I went 6-1, with
only a couple of surprises.
The biggest shock was
Iowa's Hail Mary touchdown to
beat the LSU Tigers 30-25 as
time expired. The loss ruined
what would have been' an
amazing comeback bowl win to
usher out LSU Head Coach
Nick Saban on his way to the
Miami Dolphins' coaching job.
Iowa got the job done
against a lame duck coach with
one of the most spectacular fin-
ishes this year in college foot-
ball. Quarterback Drew Tate
may be a name to remember in
upcoming seasons as well.
Boise State fell to Louisville
44-40, in a shoot-out, exactly
as expected. Neither team
played much defense in this
high scoring affair.
The Florida Gators couldn't
handle Miami, and surprisingly
failed to put many points on
the scoreboard. Interim Florida
Coach Charlie Strong may
have proved he is not quite
ready to be a head coach at
this time, but don't be sur-
prised if he is offered a job in
the next few years.
Georgia held off Wisconsin,
24-21, in one of the most com-
petitive games of New Year's
Day. Despite losing a few key
seniors each, these two teams
should be lurking in the top 10
next season.
Tennessee proved them-
selves decisively over Texas
A&M. The Vols completely
dominated the Aggies for a 38-


7 victory in which quarterback
Rick Clausen may have started
a three-way quarterback con-
troversy for Tennessee next
season.
Utah easily overcame an
outmatched Pittsburgh team,
35-7. With the win, the Urban
Meyer era can officially begin
at the University of Florida
while Utes fans can only won-
der what might have been.
Meanwhile, with all of the
BCS shake-ups that are becom-
ing a regular occurrence, it
will be interesting to watch
where the Big East stands
next season.7 With the loss of
Miami and Virginia Tech, the
conference was lacking in tal-
ent and drew groans when a
inferior Pittsburgh team drew
an automatic Fiesta Bowl bid,
despite only beating one
ranked opponent.
Anyway, on the bowl games.

Sugar: After going unde-
feated and running the table
in arguably the best confer-
ence in college football,
Auburn (12-0) has a pretty
good case for why they should
be playing for a national cham-
pionship. Instead, the third
ranked 12-0 team in the coun-
try mostly likely will be playing
for pride.
One year removed from co-
national champions, Auburn's
situation adds even more fuel
to the fire of instituting a
playoff system for Div. I foot-
ball.
As it stands, though, the Ti-
gers will have to fight for their
title within the system. Head
Coach Tommy Tubberville has
been lobbying for the unlikely
scenario of another split cham-
pionship if his team is able to
overcome the Hokies of Vir-
ginia Tech.
On paper, this game looks to
be a defensive battle, but one
shouldn't count out the of-
fenses of either team.
Auburn led the ,nation in
scoring defense and ranks fifth
in total defense, while Virginia
Tech sits in the top five of
both those categories.


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With such evenly matched
defenses, Auburn's offense
should have the advantage.
The Tigers have a great quar-
terback in Jason Campbell and
a consistently productive run-
ning game. Auburn's two run-
ning backs, Carnell "Cadillac"
Williams and Ronnie Brown,
have run for at least 50 yards
in 11 of the 12 games this sea-
son.
Virginia Tech's Bryan Ran-
dall, the ACC Player of the
Year, has averaged more than
200 yards and two touchdowns
in the past seven games. He
has been helped recently by a
defense that held Florida State
and Virginia to 10 points each.
Prediction Auburn 24, Vir-
ginia Tech 16
Orange: The two top-
ranked 12-0 teams, Oklahoma
and USC, will vie for the na-
tional title in, Miami for a
meeting of two college football
powerhouses.
The interesting match-up in
this game is the meeting of two
Heisman trophy winners. This
year's recipient, USC quarter-
back Matt Leinart, will face
last year's winner, Oklahoma
quarterback Jason White.
Oklahoma's stud freshman
Adrian Peterson has been one
to watch all season, and it will
be interesting to see how the
talented underclassman reacts
in the biggest game of his
young career.
While USC wide receiver
Reggie Bush gets all the credit
on offense, running back Len-
Dale White has been one of
the mainstays of the USC of-
fensive juggernaut.
Both teams have looked
shaky in a few games against
weak opponents this season,
but have been able to remain
undefeated. Oklahoma had a
couple of big scares on the road
against Oklahoma State and
Texas A&M. USC was taken to
the limit by, of all. teams, Stan-
ford and UCLA on the road.
Neither has faced a team
close to the caliber of their op-
ponent.
Despite all the BCS un-
'pleasantness surroiinding this
game, it should prove to be an
extremely competitive one.
Prediction Oklahoria 28,
USC 27

Baseball is a kid's game that
grownups only tend to screw
up.
-Indians pitcher
Bob Lemon


Miami-Dade Named Host

Of 2006 Sunshine Games


Gov. Jeb Bush announced
the Miami-Dade Sports Com-
mission has been selected to
host the 2006 Sunshine State
Summer Games in Miami.
The Olympic-style games are
part of an annual sports festi-
val series led by the Florida
Sports Foundation, the state's
official amateur and profes-
sional sports promotion entity.
"The Games afford our
youth an arena to refine their
athletic talents prior to na-
tional and international com-
petitions, while making new
friends in the process. We look
forward to holding the Games
each year, and Miami in 2006
will be no exception," said Gov-
ernor Bush.
The 2006 Summer Games,
part of the National Congress
of State Games that boast com-
petition in more than 40 states
throughout the nation, marks
the first time the festival has
been held in Miami-Dade
County since 1990. Since its
inception in 1980, the South
Florida-region has hosted the
Sunshine State Games in Mi-
ami-Dade (1990), Palm Beach
County (1992, 2002), and
Broward County (upcoming in
2005).
Thousands of athletes and
their families travel to partici-


pate in the annual sports com-
petition making the Sunshine
State Games an economic boon
for the communities that host
them. It "'is expected more than
9,000 amateur athletes will
compete in 25 sports at the
2006 Summer Games.
Some recognizable athletes
from Florida who have made
their way to Olympic competi-
tion through the Sunshine
State Games include Roy
Jones, Jr. and Antonio Tarver
(boxing), Brandy Johnson
(gymnastics), Nicole Haislett,
Nancy Hogshead, and Brooke
Bennett (swimming), and Den-
nis Mitchell and Jearl Miles
(track and field).
The Miami Fair Expo will be
home to the games headquar-
ters, as well as the athlete
check-in center. Tamiami Park,
Miami-Dade Coupty Fair and
Exposition, and Florida Inter-
national University in West
Dade County will serve as cen-
tral locations for athletic com-
petition and most activities
will be clustered in those ar-
eas.
For more information about
the Florida Sports Foundation
and the Sunshine State
Games, visit www.flasports.com
or call 850-488-8347.


Ridge Art Accepting

Exhibition Entries


Ridge Art Association is seek-
ing entries for The 55th Anniver-
sary Fine Arts Exhibition.
Artists are invited to compete
for $3,800 in total prizes, includ-
ing a top prize of $1,500 for Best
of Show.
Original artworks created in
the past two years are eligible
for submission. '
This exhibition is open to all
artists. The entry fee is $30 for
non-members, and $25 for RAA
members, for up to three pieces.
Interested artists may join
Ridge Art at the time of entry.
This annual exhibition is
open to all artists, over the age
of 18, working in oils, acrylics,
drawing, watercolors, graphics,
computer art, mixed media, fi-
ber, sculpture and photography.
The receiving dates for hand-
delivered entries are Friday,
Jan. 7, from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. and
Saturday, Jan. 8, from 8:30 a.m.'
- 11 a.m.
Judging begins at 11:30 a.m.
and is judged from the actual
artwork.
A judge's critique will be held
Saturday, at 3 p.m. immediately
following the judging.
Norine Spurling of Amherst


. will serve as this year's judge.
Ms. Spurling is an arts profes-
sional, and formerly an instruc-
tor at SUNY, in Buffalo. She
has a MFA and has studied at
the State University of New
York, The Pennsylvania Acad-
emy of Fine Art and Moore Col-
lege of Art.
Her work is represented by
several galleries and can be
found in numerous collections in-
cluding the collections of
Burchfield-Penney Art Center,
Buffalo; Chase Lincoln Bank,
Rochester; and Blue Cross of
Western New York, Buffalo.
The 55th Anniversary Fine
Arts Exhibition opens to the
public on Wednesday, Jan. 12. A
reception for the artists will be
held on Saturday, Jan. 15, from
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The public is invited to attend
and meet some of the artists.
Most of the works presented will
be available for sale. The show
will remain on view in the gal-
lery through Jan. 30.
For more information or a
prospectus, call the Ridge Art
Association Gallery at 291-5661
or visit the website at www.
ridgeart.org.


2005 Citizens' Police

Academy Dates Set


Local residents have an op-
portunity to work with theBar-
tow Police Department and learn
,about police procedures during
the sixth Citizens' Police Acad-
emy, planned for Jan. 11
through Feb..24, 2005.
The seven-week course will be
held on Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The class is free. Participants
will receive a CPA shirt and
notebook, and a certificate upon
completion of the course.
Applications must be com-
pleted and returned to the Bar-
tow Police Department before
the course begins. Applications
can be picked up at,the depart-
ment, or gotten by.calling Donna
Harris at 534-5034, ext. 268.
Twenty citizens will be se-
lected to attend the course. All
other qualified applicants will
remain on a waiting list to be
considered for the next academy.
One-of the goals of the Citi-
zens' Police Academy is to pro-
mote a better understanding be-
tween law enforcement and the
citizens of Bartow.
The Academy will provide a
brief overview of the internal
values, philosophy, and opera-
tions of the Bartow Police De-
partment the "how's and
why's" of law enforcement. A
wide variety of topics are in-
cluded in the Academy course:
communications, patrol, demon-
strations by special units, crime
scene, training and hands-on ac-


tivities, including firearms fa-
miliarization. Class members
will examine training and re-
lated issues, as well.
Participation is not limited to
the classroom. The opportunity
to ride along with an officer is al-
ways a highlight of the academy
At the end of the course, par-
'ticipants will use their newly
gained knowledge to uncover evi-
dence in a "mock crime scene in-
vestigation."
Although Academy graduates
will not be certified police offi-
cers, organizers hope "that they
will become more aware of the
difficult challenges and decisions
an officer faces every day," Har-
ris said. "Understanding can dis-
pel suspicions and misconcep-
tions and increase police/citizen
rapport."
The police department also
becomes aware of the needs, feel-
ings and concerns of the commu-
nity.
"Community involvement is
the most powerful force any law
enforcement agency has in the
fight against crime," Harris said.
"When a partnership is formed,
crime can be reduced and our
neighborhoods will be safer
places to live."

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Year In Review


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and Lori Cunningham to the
school board. Republicans main-
tained their dominance at the
ballot box, even though
Democrats hold a majority in
voter registrations, and helped
give President Bush and U.S.
Senator-Elect Mel Martinez their
margins of victory in Florida.

No. 7: City Election

Acting at the urging of
Elections Supv. Lori Edwards,
Bartow joined most cities in Polk
County in moving municipal elec-
tions to April.
In addition to electing Rosie
Thornburg to the city commis-
sion, Bartow voters decided by a
2-to-1 margin to end run-offs in
city elections.

No. 8: Summerlin Academy

A proposal to develop
Summerlin Academy a mili-
tary-style prep school as a
charter school on the campus of
Bartow High School, was put
forth in March.
Although the plan was met


with excitement in the communi
ty, the school board, a little shell
shocked by the proliferation o
charter schools, decided to pur-
sue Summerlin Academy as a
school of choice operated by the
county school district.

No. 9: No Room
On the Lawn

Polk County drew statewide
headlines when the county com-
mission refused permission for a
church group to put a Nativity
scene on the lawn of the county
administration building ... and
an adult Sunday school class put
it up anyway.
In a special meeting, commis-
sioners voted to allow it to
remain in place until two days
after Christmas.

No. 10: Murder Case

A 37-year-old man was found
stabbed to death in a room at a
Main Street motel on Feb. 8, the
first murder in Bartow in several
years.
An arrest was made a few
hours later.


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